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If it be true, that good wine needs no bush,* 'tis true that a good play needs no epilogue.
Epilogue-spoken by Rosalind.
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.
It were all one,
He must needs go, that the devil drives.
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
* Good wine needs no bush. This is an old proverb, derived from the custom once in use amongst wine-sellers of hanging a bush of ivy at their doors.
Praising what is lost, Makes the remembrance dear.
COMEDY OF ERRORS.
Men, more divine, the masters of all these,
He must have a long spoon that must eat with the
When shall we three meet again ?
The earth hath bubbles, as the water has,
What, can the devil speak true ?
Nothing in his life
Yet do I fear thy nature :
If it were done, when 't is done, then 't were well
Upon the sightless couriers of the air,
I have bought
I dare do all that may become a man :
Screw your courage to the sticking-place,
V The labour we delight in, physics pain.
We have scotch'd the snake, not kill'd it ;
* This celebrated soliloquy of Macbeth is given in its entirety, as it contains many quotations in frequent use. Macbeth is interrupted in it by the entrance of Lady Macbeth, and stops abruptly, as in the text above, to inquire, “ How now, what news ?”
But let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds
Duncan is in his grave ;
But now, I'm cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd, bound in
doubts and fears.
Now good digestion wait on appetite,
The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murthers on their crowns, And push us from our stools. Ilid.
LADY MACBETH. You have displac'd the mirth,
broke the good meeting, With most admir'd disorder. MACBETH.
Can such things be,