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actions affections amongst ancient Aristotle atheism Augustus Caesar better body Caesar Callisthenes cause certainly Cicero civil colour cometh command Commodus commonly conceits corrupt counsel counsellors cunning custom danger deficient Demosthenes discourse divers divine doth envy Epicurus error evil excellent fame felicity fortune friends Galba give goeth handled hath honour human humours inquiry invention judgment kind kings knowledge labour learning less likewise Machiavel maketh man's manner matter means men's mind moral motion natural philosophy never nobility observation opinion particular persons Plato pleasure Plutarch poets Pompey precept princes quod reason religion saith sciences Scriptures secret seditions seemeth Septimius Severus shew side Socrates sometimes Sophisms sort speak speech spirit Tacitus things Tiberius tion touching Trajan true truth unto usury Vespasian virtue whereas wherein whereof wisdom wise words xlvi xxix xxvii
Page 385 - I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: there was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Page 3 - Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes ; and Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye.
Page 385 - And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne and round about the throne were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
Page 186 - For the wit and mind of man, if it work upon matter, which is the contemplation of the creatures of God, worketh according to the stuff, and is limited thereby; but if it work upon itself, as the spider worketh his web, then it is endless, and brings forth indeed cobwebs of learning, admirable for the fineness of thread and work, but of no substance or profit.
Page 74 - It is a shameful and unblessed thing to take the scum of people and wicked condemned men, to be the people with whom you plant; and not only so, but it spoileth the plantation; for they will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy, and do mischief, and spend victuals, and be quickly weary, and then certify over to their country to the discredit of the plantation.
Page 101 - GOD ALMIGHTY first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures ; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross...
Page 95 - There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. A man cannot tell whether Apelles or Albert Durer were the more trifler ; whereof the one would make a personage by geometrical proportions; the other, by taking the best parts out of divers faces, to make one excellent. Such personages, I think, would please nobody but the painter that made them.
Page 32 - For take an example of a dog, and mark what a generosity and courage he will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God, or melior natura, which courage is manifestly such as that creature, without that confidence, of a better nature than his own could never attain. So man, when he resteth and assureth himself upon divine protection and favor, gathereth a force and faith which human nature in itself could not obtain.
Page 7 - ... of their children, as thinking they will take best to that which they have most mind to. It is true, that if the affection, or aptness, of the children be extraordinary, then it is good not to cross it; but generally the precept is good. Optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo. Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited. 8. OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLE LIFE He that hath wife and children, hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are...