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Prosp'rous success gives blackest actions glory ;
The means are unremembred in most story.

Marfion's Sophonisba.
Success, like Lethe, to the souls in bliss,
Makes men forget things past, and crowns our sins
With name of valour. Be we impious,
A Scelus Felix ftiles us virtuous ?

Mason's Muleafjes. Success must follow those attempts that rise From a just cause, and crown the enterprize.

Nabbs's Hannibal and Scipio. All's but endeavour untill perfected By the success, and that is fortune's only ; Desert shares little in it.

Ibid. So they thrive, Whom fate in spight of storms hath kept alive.

John Ford's Lover's Melancholy. Things that in th' period prosp'rously succeed ; Though crofs'd before, are acted well indeed.

Glapthorne's Hollander. Things once well begun, Are half perform'd; the managing an act With close and hidden practice, 'mongst the wise And politick people, brings assur'd success : Broad open ways the heavy snail does take, Whilft untrod paths beit please the subtle snake.

Glapthorne's Albertus Wallenstein. Hope of reward, or one victorious field, Is no firm ground for any one to build. May ill success cloach bim with discontent, That ballanceth the cause by the event.

Lady Alimony. -Proud success admits no probe Of justice to correct or square the fate, That bears down all as illegitimate : For whatsoe'er it lists to overthrow, It either finds it, or else makes it so. Cleveland. • VOL. III..

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And be auspicious still to each good deed.

Sharpham's Fleire.
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Is a rare paint! that which fucceeds is good ;
When the same action, if it fails, is naught.

Baron's Mirza.
All are not ill plots, that do sometimes fail;
Nor those false vows, which oft times don't prevail.

Herrick,
In tracing human ftory, we shall find
The cruel more successful, than the kind.

Sir W. Davenant's Siege of Rhodes,
If we but prosper now, not we on fate,
But she on us, shall for direction wait.

Sir Robert Howard's Great Favourite.
1. If all things by success are understood,
Men that make war, grow wicked to be good :
But did you vow, those that were overcome,
And he that conquer'd, both should share one dcom?
There's no excuse, for one of these must be
Not your devotion, but your cruelty.
2. To that rash stranger, sir, we nothing owe ;
What he had rais'd, he itrove to overthrow :
That duty loft, which should our actions guide ;
Courage proves guilt, when merits fwell to pride.

Sir Robert Howard's Indian Queen,
As all those fins which for a crown are done,
Heav'n does abfolve, when heav'n does put it on;
So all those crimes which are perform'd in love,
Do lose that name when we fuccessful prove.

E. of Orrery's Black Prince.
That's villany, that by its ill success
Betrays a man, and into ruin throws :
When once it gains a crown, it virtue grows.

Crown's Second Part of Henry VI.
It is success makes innocence a fin ;
And there is nothing but a sword between :

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If th' end be glorious, glorious is the way;
They always have the cause, who have the day.

Crown's Darius.

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T A S T I N G.
HE body's life with meats and air is fed;

Therefore the foul does ule the tasting

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In veins, which through the tongue and pallate spread,

Distinguish ev'ry relish, sweet and sow'r. This is the body's nurse ; but since man's wit

Found th’art of cook’ry to delight his sense, More bodies are consum'd and kill'd with it, Than with the sword, famine, or pestilence.

Sir John Davies. -Would'It delight thy tafte ? Then Samian peacocks, and Ambracian kids, Hens of Numidia, pheasants, phenicopters, Tartefian lampreys, eels of Benacus, Cockles of Locrine, Eleusinian plaice Shall fill thy dish, and thousand changes more.

Nabbs's Microcosmus. Τ Α Χ Ε S. 1. Why tribute ? why should we pay tribute ? If Cæfar can hide the sun from us with a Blanket, or put the moon in his pocket, We will pay him tribute for light; else, fir, No more tribute. 2. You must know, Till the injurious Romans did extort This tribute from us, we were free. Cæsar's ambition, Which swelld so much, that it did almost stretch The sides o’th' world, against all colour, here Did put the yoke on us ; which to shake off, Becomes a warlike people, which we reckon Ourselves to be, to do.

Shakespear's Cymbeline.

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Our trade is tax, comprising men, and things :
And draw not they mankind's wealth under kings?
Soothing the Tyrant, till by his excefs,
Want makes the majesty of thrones grow less ;
* By taxing peoples vice at such a rate,
As to fill up a sieve, exhaufts the state :
Lastly, fo Thuffling trade, law, doctrine, will,
As no soul shall find peace in good or ill:
Both being traps alike us’d, to entice
The weak, and humble, into prejudice.

Lord Brooke's Mustapha.

-Projector, I treat first
Of you and your disciples ; you roar out
All is the king's; his will's above his laws :
And that fit tributes are too gentle yokes
For his poor subjects; whisp'ring in his ear,
If he would have them fear, no man should dare
To bring a sillad from his country garden,
Without the paying gabell; kill a hen
Without excise : and that if he desire
To have his children, or his servants wear
Their heads upon their shoulders, you affirm,
In policy, 'tis fit the owners should
Pay for them by the poll: or if the prince want
A present fum, he may command a city's
Impossibilities; and for non-performance
Compel it to submit to

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His officers shall impose. Is this the way
To make our emperor happy ? can the groans
Of his subjects yield him musick? muft his thresholds
Be wash'd with widows and wrong d orphans tears,
Or his power grow contemptible ?

Masinger's Emperor of the Ealt. Study fome monopoly May sweep the kingdom at a stake; despise A project will not bring in half the city : Find out a way to forfeit all the charters ; Have an exchequer of your own, and keep

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The princes round about in pension :
These are becoming businesses, and speak
An active statesman.

Shirley's Conftant Maid.
In things a moderation keep ;
Kings ought to fhear, not skin their sheep.

Herrick, The law takes measure of us all for cloaths, Diets us all, and in the light of all, To keep us from all private leagues with wealth.

Crown's Regulus.
Τ Ε Μ Ρ Ε R Α Ν C Ε.

His most trusty guide,
Who suffer'd not his wandring feet to slide :
But when strong pasion, or weak fleshliness

Would from the right way seek to draw him wide,
He would through temperance and stedfastness,
Teach him the weak to itrengthen, and the strong
supprefs.

Spenser's Fairy Queen. Tho' I look old, yet I am strong and lusty ; For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood ; Nor did I with unbalhful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility : Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly

Shakespear's As you like it. Rewards will only crown

The end of a well prosecuted good. | Philofophy, religious folitude

And labour wait on temperance ; in these
Desire is bounded : they infruct the mind's
And body's actions.

Nabbs's Microcosmus.

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