Men of deed and daring

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Page 28 - ... know himself. He tells the proud and insolent that they are but abjects, and humbles them at the instant; makes them cry, complain, and repent, yea, even to hate their forepassed happiness. He takes the account of the rich, and proves him a beggar; a naked beggar, which hath interest in nothing but in the gravel that fills his mouth. He holds a glass before the eyes of the most beautiful, and makes them see therein their deformity and rottenness; and they acknowledge it.
Page 28 - O eloquent, just, and mighty Death ! whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded ; what none hath dared, thou hast done ; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hast cast out of the world and despised ; thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hie jacet...
Page 54 - Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Page 37 - ... men out of danger ; which had been held in former times a point of great ability and circumspection ; as if the principal art requisite in the captain of a ship had been to be sure to come home safe again. He was the first man...
Page 15 - I could I did describe unto her what he had been, and what he was ; and then I did let her see, whether I had cause to disdain his competition of love ; or whether I could have comfort to give myself over to the service of a mistress that was in awe of such a man. I spake what of grief and choler as much against him as I could : and I think he standing at the door might very well hear the worst that I spoke of himself. In the end, I saw she was resolved to defend him, and to cross me.
Page 28 - Cabrieres which till then he neglected it is therefore Death alone that can suddenly make man to know himself he tells the proud and insolent that they are but abjects and humbles them at the instant makes them cry complain and repent yea even to hate their forepassed...
Page 22 - Essex: Your sudden and undutiful departure from our presence and your place of attendance, you may easily conceive how offensive it is, and ought to be, unto us. Our great favours bestowed upon you without deserts hath drawn you thus to neglect and forget your duty; for other construction we cannot make of these your strange actions.
Page 6 - He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Page 21 - The executioner was going to blindfold him, but he refused to let him, saying, " Think you I fear the shadow of the axe, when I fear not the axe itself?

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