Quotes

11 November 2014
When priests are more in word than matter; When brewers mar their malt with water; When nobles are their tailors' tutors, No heretics burned but wenches' suitors, Then shall the realm of Albion Come to great confusion. When every case in law is right, No squire in debt, nor no poor knight; When slanders do not live in tongues, Nor cutpurses come not to throngs; When usurers tell their gold i' the field, And bawds and whores do churches build, Then comes the time, who lives to see 't, That going shall be used with feet.
11 November 2014
One woman is fair, yet I am well; another is wise, yet I am well; another virtuous, yet I am well; but till all graces be in one woman, one woman shall not come in my grace.
11 November 2014
The great man down, you mark his favorite flies, The poor advanced makes friends of enemies.
11 November 2014
Poor fellow never joyed since the price of oats rose, it was the death of him.
11 November 2014
To imagine An Antony were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, Condemning shadows quite.
11 November 2014
I am not merry; but I do beguile The thing I am by seeming otherwise.
11 November 2014
As a long-parted mother with her child Plays fondly with her tears and smiles in meeting, So weeping, smiling, greet I thee, my earth.
11 November 2014
So doth the swan her downy cygnets save, Keeping them prisoner underneath her wings.
11 November 2014
O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
11 November 2014
O God, that men should put an enemy into their mouths to steal away their brains!

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