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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, have yet some smack of age in you, some relish of saltness of time in you; and I most humbly beseech your lordship to have a reverent care of your health.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Falstaff at I, ii) [Age]

Past and to come seems best, things present worst.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Scroop, Archbishop of York at I, iii)
        [Discontent]

When we mean to build,
  We first survey the plot, then draw the model.
    And when we see the figure of the house,
      Then must we rate the cost of the erection,
        Which if we find outweighs ability,
          What do we then but draw anew the model
            In fewer offices, or at least desist
              To build at all?
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Lord Bardolph at I, iii) [Architecture]

He hath eaten me out of house and home; he hath put all of my substance into that fat belly of his.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Hostess at II, i) [Eating]

He was indeed the glass
  Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Lady Percy at II, iii) [Example]

Well, thus we play the fools with the time, and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Prince Henry at II, iii) [Folly]

Do I? Yea, in truth, do I, an 'twere an aspen leaf. I cannot abide swaggerers.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Hostess at II, iv) [Aspen]

Thou whoreson little tidy Bartholomew boar-pig, when wilt thou leave fighting o' days and foining o' nights, and begin to patch up thine old body for heaven?
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Doll at II, iv) [Age]

O God! that one might read the book of fate,
  And see the revolution of the times
    Make mountains level, and the continent,
      Weary of solid firmness, melt itself
        Into the sea!
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (King Henry at III, i) [Fate]

O God! that one might read the book of fate,
  And see the revolution of the times
    Make mountains level. and the continent,
      Weary of solid firmness, melt itself
        Into the sea!
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (King Henry at III, i) [Revolution]

O sleep, O gentle sleep,
  Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
    That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
      And steep my senses in forgetfulness?
        Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs,
          Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee
            And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber,
              Than in the perfumed chamber of the great,
                Under the canopies of costly state,
                  And lulled with sound of sweetest melody?
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (King Henry at III, i) [Sleep]

Rumor doth double, like the voice and echo,
  The numbers of the feared.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Warwick at III, i) [Rumor]

There is a history in all men's lives,
  Figuring the nature of the times deceased,
    The which observed, a man may prophesy,
      With a near aim, of the main chance of things
        As yet not come to life, which in their seeds
          And weak beginnings lie intreasured.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Warwick at III, i) [Prophecy (Prophesy)]

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (King Henry at III, i) [Proverbs : Royalty]

A man can die but once. We owe God a death.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Feeble at III, ii) [Death]

Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Falstaff at III, ii) [Lying]

Rumor is a pipe
  Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures,
    And of so easy and so plain a stop
      That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
        The still-discordant wavering multitude,
          Can play upon it.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Rumor at induction) [Rumor]

More can I bear than you dare execute.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Suffolk at IV, i) [Endurance]

Our battle is more full of names than yours,
  Our men more perfect in the use of arms,
    Our armor all as strong, our cause is best,
      Then reason will our hearts should be as good.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Westmoreland at IV, i) [War]

. . . The dove and very blessed spirit of peace, . . .
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Westmoreland at IV, i) [Doves]

We shall be winnowed with so rough a wind
  That even our corn shall seem as light as chaff
    And good from bad find no partition.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Mowbray at IV, i) [Destiny]

A good heart 'is worth gold.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Hostess Quickly at IV, ii) [Heart]

A peace is of the nature of a conquest,
  For then both parties nobly are subdued,
    And neither party loser.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Scroop, Archbishop of York at IV, ii)
        [Peace]

Against ill chances men are ever merry,
  But heaviness foreruns the good event.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Scroop, Archbishop of York at IV, ii)
        [Chance]

Some guard these traitors to the block of death,
  Treason's true bed and yielder up of breath.
      - King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (Lancaster at IV, ii) [Treason]


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