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SIR JOIN SUCKLING.
1608 - 1644.
Against Fruition. ’T is expectation makes a blessing dear; Heaven were not heaven, if we knew what it were.
Friendship in Absence.
On the Death of Mr. William Harvey. We spent them not in toys, in lust, or wine;
But search of deep philosophy,
Wit, eloquence, and poetry ; Arts which I loved, for they, my friend, were thine.
SIR THOMAS OVERBURY.
1581 - 1613.
A Wife. St. 36.
part to blame is she, Which hath without consent bin only tride ; He comes to neere that comes to be denide.*
* See page 171.
Book i. Line 648.
Book ii. Line 51.
My sentence is for open war.
Book ii. Line 561.
And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
That golden key That opes the palace of eternity.
Midnight shout and Revelry,
Line 3. I come to pluck your berries, harsh and crude, And, with forced fingers rude, Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.
Line 82. Save the cricket on the hearth.
Line 99. Presenting Thebes, or Pelops' line, Or the tale of Troy divine.
Or call up him that left half told
Line 75. Meadows trim with daisies pied.
1612 - 1680.
Part iii. Canto i. Line 1277.
What makes all doctrines plain and clear?
1631 - 1700.
Conquest of Granada.
Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2. Forgiveness to the injured does belong; But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.*
Essay on Dramatic Poetry. The spectacles of books.
* “ Quos læserunt, et oderunt.” SENECA, De Ira, Lib. II. cap. xxxiii.
. Proprium humani ingenii est, odisse, quem læscris.” – TaciTUS, Agricola, 42. 4.
Cymon and Iphigenia.
Stout once a month they march, a blustering band, And ever, but in times of need, at hand.
Of seeming arms to make a short essay,
A lucid interval.
The Revenger's Tragedy. Act iii. Sc. 1. 1607. A drunkard clasp his teeth, and not undo 'em To suffer wet damnation to run through 'em.
Upon a Giant's Angling.
Orpheus and Eurydice. Line 134. Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.*
*“And let us mind, faint heart ne'er won
A lady fair.”