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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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His silver hairs
  Will purchase us a good opinion,
    And buy men's voices to commend our deeds;
      It shall be said his judgment rul'd our hands;
        Our youths and wildness shall no whit appear,
          But all be buried in his gravity.
      - [Age]

His virtues
  Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against
    The deep damnation of his taking-off.
      - [Virtue]

His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles;
  His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate;
    His tears, pure messengers sent from his heart;
      His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth.
      - [Fidelity]

His years are young, but his experience old;
  His head unmellow'd, but his judgment ripe;
    And in a word (for far behind his worth)
      Come all the praises that I now bestow)
        He is complete in feature and in mind,
          With all good grace to grace a gentleman.
      - [Gentlemen]

Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.
      - [Home]

Honest plain words best pierce the ear of grief.
      - [Grief]

Honest water, which ne'er left man in the mire.
      - [Water]

Honor travels in a strait so narrow,
  Where one but goes abreast: keep then the path.
      - [Honor]

Hooking both right and wrong to the appetite, to follow as it draws.
      - [Right]

Horribly stuffed with epithets of war.
      - [War]

How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
      - [Envy]

How can tyrants safely govern home,
  Unless abroad they purchase great alliance.
      - [Tyrants]

How easy it is for the proper-false in woman's waxen hearts to set their forms!
      - [Unfaithfulness]

How hast thou purchased this experience?
  By my penny of observation.
      - [Observation]

How i' the name of thrift doth he rake this together?
      - [Wealth]

How many a holy and obsequious tear hath dear religious love stolen from mine eye, as interest of the dead!
      - [Tears]

How many cowards wear yet upon their chins the beards of Hercules and frowning Mars!
      - [Beard]

How many fond fools serve mad jealousy!
      - [Jealousy]

How much an ill word may empoison liking!
      - [Gossip]

How oft, when men are at the point of death,
  Have they been merry! which their keepers call
    A lightning before death.
      - [Death]

How pomp is followed!
      - [Pride]

How pregnant, sometimes, his replies are!
  A happiness that often madness hits on,
    Which sanity and reason could not be
      So prosp'rously deliv'r'd of.
      - [Madness]

How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night,
  Like softest music to attending ears!
      - [Love]

How slow
  This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires,
    Like to a stepdame, or a dowager,
      Long withering out a young man's revenue.
      - [Expectation]

How soar sweet music is, when time is broke, and no proportion kept!
      - [Music]


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