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

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Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas. (1544–1590) (continued)
    To man the earth seems altogether
No more a mother, but a step-dame rather. 1
          First Week, Third Day.
    For where ’s the state beneath the firmament
That doth excel the bees for government? 2
          First Week, Fifth Day, Part i.
    A good turn at need,
At first or last, shall be assur’d of meed.
          First Week, Sixth Day.
    There is no theam more plentifull to scan
Than is the glorious goodly frame of man. 3
          First Week, Sixth Day.
    These lovely lamps, these windows of the soul. 4
          First Week, Sixth Day.
    Or almost like a spider, who, confin’d
In her web’s centre, shakt with every winde,
Moves in an instant if the buzzing flie
Stir but a string of her lawn canapie. 5
          First Week, Sixth Day.
    Even as a surgeon, minding off to cut
Some cureless limb,—before in ure he put
His violent engins on the vicious member,
Bringeth his patient in a senseless slumber,
And grief-less then (guided by use and art),
To save the whole, sawes off th’ infested part.
          First Week, Sixth Day.
    Two souls in one, two hearts into one heart. 6
          First Week, Sixth Day.
    Which serves for cynosure 7
To all that sail upon the sea obscure.
          First Week, Seventh Day.
Note 1.
See Pliny, Quotation 5. [back]
Note 2.
So work the honey-bees,
Creatures that by a rule in Nature teach
The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
William Shakespeare: Henry V. act i. sc. 3. [back]
Note 3.
See Pope, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 4.
Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes.—William Shakespeare: Richard III. act v. sc. 3. [back]
Note 5.
See Davies, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 6.
See Pope, Quotation 306. [back]
Note 7.
See Milton, Quotation 283. [back]