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1. What other is the world than a ball,
Which we run after with hoop and with holio, He that doth catch it, is sure of a fall,
His heels tript up by him that doth follow!
For though they often lie on the ground,
Shirley's Bird in a Cage,
Is bleft with fight and knowledge of his works.
Sophifter In this grand wheel, the world, we're fpokes made all;
But that it may still keep its round, Some mount while others fall.
Alex. Brome. Who looks
this world, and not beyond it, To the abodes it leads to, must believe it The bloody flaughter-house of some ill pow's, Rather than the contrivance of a good one. Ev'ry thing here breeds misery to man; The sea breeds storms to fink him : If he flies To fhore for aid, the shore breeds rocks to tear him: The earth breeds briars to rend him, trees to hang him ; Those things that seem his friends, are false to him : The air that gives him breath, gives him infection ; Meat takes his health away, and drink his reason. His reason is to great a plague to him, He never is so pleas'd as when he's robb'd on't By drink or madness.
Crown's ambitious Statefran, Oh cursed troubled world ! Where nothing without forrow can be had, And 'tis not easy to be good or bad ! For horrour attends evil, forrow good, Vice plagues the mind, and vertue desh and blood.
'The world is a great dance, in which we find
E affable and courteous in youth, that
Lole their colours, keep their favours, and pluck'd
Lilly's Sapho and Pbas.
Shakespear's All's well that ends well. -For Youth no less becomes The light and careless livery' that it wears, Than settled age his fables, and his weeds Importing health and graveness.
Shakespear's Hamlet. 111 ferve his youth, for youth must have his course, For being reitrain'd, it makes him ten times worse : His pride, his riot, all that may be nam'd, Time may recall, and all his madness tam'd.
Shakespear's London Prodigal.
I'll not practice any violent means to stay
i Fohnson's Every Man in his Humour.
E. af Sterline's Crafus.
John Ford's Broken Heart.
-Folly may be in youth : But many times ?tis mixt with
grave discretion That tempers it to use, and makes its judgment Equal, if not exceeding that, which palleys Have almost shaken into a disease.
Nabbs's Covent Garden. I love to see a nimble activeness In noble youth ; it argues active minds In well shap'd bodies, and begets a joy Dancing within me.
Ibid. 1. Though youthful blood be hot, Yet it must be allay'd and cool'd by snowy age; And those of elder years ought to restrain Its violent and impetuous course. 2. Ay, but with this caution and proviso, That the restraint be not unseasonable : 'Tis a receiv'd opinion 'mong anatomists, That the ligature and binding of a member, If seasonably apply'd, preserves the heart
From sislert influxes of the blood;
Nevile's Poor Scholar. All hardy youths! from valiant fathers sprung,
Whom perfect honour he fo highly taught,
Sir William Davenant's Gondibert.
Denham. And they whose high examples youth obeys, Are not despised, though their strength decays ; And those decays, to speak the naked truth, Though the defects of age, were crimes of youth : Intemp'rate youth, by fad experience found, Ends in an age imperfect and unfound.
Denham, And to ralh youth 'tis an unhappy fate, To come too early to a great eltate.