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GUILLAUME DE SALLUSTE DU BARTAS
French poet and diplomatist
(1544 - 1590)
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For where's the State beneath the Firmament,
  That doth excell the Bees for Government?
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (first week, fifth day, pt. I)
        [Government]

Two souls in one, two hearts into one heart.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (first week, pt. I, sixth day, l. 1,057)
        [Love]

With tooth and nail.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (first week, second day)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

These lovely lamps, these windows of the soul.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (first week, sixth day) [Eyes]

Flesh of thy flesh, nor yet bone of thy bone.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (fourth day, bk. II) [Wives]

Apoplexic, and Lethargie,
  As forlorn hope, assault the enemy.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (pt. III, The Furies),
        second week, first day [Disease]

In the jaws of death.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (second week, first day) [Death]

Living from hand to mouth.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (second Week, first day, pt. IV)
        [Life : Poverty]

Out of the book of Nature's learned breast.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (second week, fourth day, bk. II, l. 566)
        [Nature]

Through thick and thin, both over Hill and Plain.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (second week, fourth day, bk. IV)
        [Proverbial Phrases]

Thy Will for Deed I do accept.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (second week, third day, pt. II) [Deeds]

Squinting upon the lustre
  Of the rich Rings which on his fingers glistre;
    And, snuffing with a wrythed nose the Amber,
      The Musk and Civet that perfum'd the chamber.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes
         (second week, third day, pt. III)
        [Fashion]

God quickened in the Sea and in the Rivers,
  So many fishes of so many features,
    That in the waters we may see all Creatures;
      Even all that on the earth is to be found,
        As if the world were in deep waters drowned.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes (wk. I, day 5)
        [Fish]

Will change the Pebbles of our puddly thought
  To Orient Pearls.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes, Second Week, Third Day
         (pt. I) [Change]

I take the world to be but as a stage,
  Where net-maskt men doo play their personage.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--Dialogue Between Heraclitus and Democritus
        [World]

There is no Theam more plentifull to scan,
  Then is the glorious goodly frame of Man.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--First Week, Sixth day
         (l. 421), translated by Joshuah Sylvester
        [Man]

The world's a stage where God's omnipotence,
  His justice, knowledge, love and providence,
    Do act the parts.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--First Week--First Day
        [World]

Night's black Mantle covers all alike.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--First Week--First Day
         (l. 562) [Night]

Even as a Surgeon, minding off to cut
  Some cureless limb, before in use he put
    His violent Engins on the vicious member,
      Bringeth his Patient in a senseless slumber,
        And grief-less then (guided by use and art),
          To save the whole, sawes off th' infected part.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--First Week--Sixth Day
         (l. 1,018) [Medicine]

Or (almost) like a Spider, who, confin'd
  In her Web's centre, shakt with every winde,
    Moves in an instant, if the buzzing Flie
      Stir but a string of her Lawn Canopie.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--First Week--Sixth Day
         (l. 998) [Spiders]

My lovely living Boy,
  My hope, my hap, my Love, my life, my joy.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--Second Week, Fourth Day
         (bk. II) [Childhood]

Did thrust (as now) in other's corn his sickle.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--Second Week, Second Day
         (pt. II) [Contention]

Who well lives, long lives: for this age of ours
  Should not be numbered by years, daies and hours.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--Second Week--Fourth Day
         (bk. II) [Time]

Only that he may conform
  To (Tyrant) customs.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--Second Week--Third Day
         (pt. II) [Custom]

Soft carpet-knights all scenting musk and amber.
      - Divine Weekes and Workes--Third Day
         (pt. I) [Perfume]


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