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When a daffadill I see,
Hanging down his head t'wards me,
Guesse I may, what I must be:
First, I shall decline my head;
Secondly, I shall be dead:
Lastly, safely buryed.
- Hesperides--Divination by a Daffadill
If little labour. little are our gaines:
Man's fortunes are according to his paines.
- Hesperides--No Paines, No Gaines [Labor]
Who after his transgression doth repent,
Is halfe, or altogether, innocent.
- Hesperides--Penitence [Repentance]
The readinesse of doing doth expresse
No other but the doer's willingnesse.
- Hesperides--Readinesse [Will]
Attempt the end and never stand to doubt;
Nothing's so hard, but search will find it out.
- Hesperides--Seeke and Finde
[Action : Investigation : Perseverance]
We credit most our sight; one eye doth please
Our trust farre more than ten eare-witnesses.
- Hesperides--The Eyes Before the Ears
In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part
Without the sweet concurrence of the heart.
- Hesperides--The Heart [Prayer]
Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;
A thousand to that hundred; so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million;
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun.
- Hesperides--To Anthea [Kisses : Love]
No marigolds yet closed are,
No shadows great appeare.
- Hesperides--To Daisies--Not to Shut so Soone
Thou art a plant sprung up to wither never,
But, like a laurell, to grow green forever.
- Hesperides--To His Booke [Books]
Small griefs find tongues: full casques are ever found
To give, if any, yet but little sound,
Deep waters noyselesse are; and this we know,
That chiding streams betray small depth below.
- Hesperides--To His Mistresse Objecting to Him Neither Toying or Talking
No, not Jove
Himselfe, at one time, can be wise and love.
- Hesperides--To Silvia [Love]
Temptations hurt not, though they have accesse;
Satan o'ercomes none but by willingnesse.
- Hesperides-Temptations [Temptation]
'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known:
Kings seek their subjects' good, tyrants their owne.
- Kings and Tyrants [Tyrants]
You say to me-wards your affection's strong;
Pray love me little, so you love me long.
- Love me Little, Love me Long [Love]
For pitty, Sir, find out that Bee
Which bore my Love away
I'le seek him in your Bonnet brave,
I'le seek him in your eyes.
- Mad Nan's Song [Bees]
Fight thou with shafts of silver, and o'ercome
When no force else can get the masterdom.
- Money Gets the Mastery [Money : Proverbs]
To get thine ends, lay bashfulnesse aside;
Who fears to aske, doth teach to be deny'd.
- No Bashfulnesse in Begging [Beggary]
Hell is no other but a soundlesse pit,
Where no one beame of comfort peeps in it.
- Noble Numbers--Hell [Hell]
Out did the meate, out did the frolick wine.
- Ode for Ben Jonson [Eating]
Hast thou attempted greatnesse?
Then go on;
Back-turning slackens resolution.
- Regression Spoils Resolution [Resolution]
What though the sea be calm? trust to the shore,
Ships have been drown'd, where late they danc'd before.
- Safety on the Shore [Navigation]
When one is past, another care we have;
Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.
- Sorrows Succeed [Woe]
I saw a flie within a beade
Of amber cleanly buried.
- The Amber Bead [Flies]
Let's live with that small pittance which we have;
Who covets more is evermore a slave.
- The Covetous Still Captive [Contentment]
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