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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
Of entrance to a quarrel; but being in,
Bear ’t that the opposed may beware of thee.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
    Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
    Springes to catch woodcocks.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
    When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul
Lends the tongue vows.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
    Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.
    Ham. The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.
Hor. It is a nipping and an eager air.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 4.
    But to my mind, though I am native here
And to the manner born, it is a custom
More honoured in the breach than the observance.
          Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 4.
    Angels and ministers of grace, defend us!
Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn’d,
Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell,
Be thy intents wicked or charitable,
Thou comest in such a questionable shape
That I will speak to thee: I ’ll call thee Hamlet,
King, father, royal Dane: O, answer me!
Let me not burst in ignorance, but tell
Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death,
Have burst their cerements; why the sepulchre,
Wherein we saw thee quietly inurn’d,