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English poet and dramatist
(c. 1559 - 1634)
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Exceeding fair she was not; and yet fair
  In that she never studied to be fairer
    Than Nature made her; her beauty cost her nothing,
      Her virtues were so rare.
      - All Fools (act I, sc. 1) [Beauty]

I tell thee Love is Nature's second sun,
  Causing a spring of virtues where he shines.
      - All Fools (act I, sc. 1, l. 98) [Love]

I pray, what flowers are these?
  The pansy this,
    O, that's for lover's thoughts.
      - All Fools (act II, sc. 1, l. 248)

Fortune, the great commandress of the world,
  Hath divers ways to advance her followers:
    To some she gives honor without deserving;
      To other some, deserving without honor;
        Some wit, some wealth,--and some, wit without wealth;
          Some wealth without wit; some nor wit nor wealth.
      - All Fools (act V, sc. 1) [Fortune]

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
      - All Fools (act V, sc. 1, l. 292) [Folly]

An ill weed grows apace.
      - An Humorous Day's Mirth [Weeds]

Black is a pearl in a woman's eye.
      - An Humorous Day's Mirth [Jewels : Pearls]

There is a nick in Fortune's restless wheel
  For each man's good.
      - Bussy d'Ambois [Opportunity]

His deeds inimitable, like the Sea
  That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts
    Nor prints of Precedent for poore men's facts.
      - Bussy d'Ambois (act I, sc. 1)
        [Deeds : Opinion]

So our lives
  In acts exemplarie, not only winne
    Ourselves good Names, but doth to others give
      Matter for virtuous Deedes, by which wee live.
      - Bussy d'Ambois (act I, sc. 1) [Deeds]

To put a girdle round the world.
      - Bussy d'Ambois (act I, sc. 1)

And as great seamen, using all their wealth
  And skills in Neptune's deep invisible paths,
    In tall ships richly built and ribbed with brass,
      To put a girdle round about the world.
      - Bussy d'Ambois (act I, sc. I, l. 20)

Archers ever
  Have two strings to bow; and shall great Cupid
    (Archer of archers both in men and women),
      Be worse provided than a common archer?
      - Bussy d'Ambois (act II, sc. 1) [Prudence]

Who to himself is law, no law doth need,
  Offends no law, and is a king indeed.
      - Bussy d'Ambois (act II, sc. 1) [Law]

Each natural agent works but to this end,--
  To render that it works on like itself.
      - Bussy d'Ambois (act III, sc. 1) [Work]

'Tis immortality to die aspiring,
  As if a man were taken quick to heaven.
      - Byron's Conspiracy (act I, sc. 1, l. 254)

Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.
      - Eastward Ho! [Pride]

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be merry and wise.
      - Eastward Ho! (act I, sc. 1) [Business]

Make ducks and drakes with shillings.
      - Eastward Ho! (act I, sc. 1)
        [Money : Proverbial Phrases]

Enough is as good as a feast.
      - Eastward Ho! (act III, sc. 2),
        written by Chapman, Jonson, Marston
        [Hunger : Proverbs]

Only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are dispersed over the face of the whole earth. But as for them, there are no greater friends to Englishmen and England, when they are out on't, in the world, than they are. And for my own part, I would a hundred thousand of them were there [Virginia] for we are all one countrymen now, ye know, and we should find ten times more comfort of them there than we do here.
      - Eastward Ho! (act III, sc. 2) [Scotland]

As night the life-inclining stars best shows,
  So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose.
      - Hymns and Epigrams of Homer--The Translator's Epilogue
         (l. 74) [Obscurity]

Virtue is not malicious; wrong done her
  Is righted even when men grant they err.
      - Monsieur D'Olive (act I, sc. 1, l. 127)

For one heat, all know, doth drive out another,
  One passion doth expel another still.
      - Monsieur D'Olive (act V, sc. 1, l. 8)

Words writ in waters.
      - Revenge for Honour (act V, sc. 2) [Words]

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