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Where fits the offence,
Let the fault's punishment be deriv'd from thence.

Middleton's Game at Chess.
Sentence of death when it is mildly spoke,
Half promises life ; but when your doom you mix
With such rough threats, what is't but twice to kill ?

Heyrtood's Royal King, He should not dare to kill, that dares not die ; 'Tis needy mischief, and he's bately bent, That dares do ill, yet fears the punishment,

W. Rowley's All's Loft by Lujt. Nor custom, nor example, nor valt numbers Of such as do offend, make less the fin ; For each particular crime a strict account Will be exacted ; and that comfort which The damn'd pretend, follows in misery, Takes nothing from their torments: ev'ry one Must suffer in himself, the measure of His wickedness.

Malinger's Pi&urt, The land wants such As dare with rigour execute her laws ; Her fefter'd members mult be lanc'd and tented : He's a bad surgeon that for pity spares The part corrupted, 'till the gangrene spread, And all the body perish : he that's merciful Unto the bad, is cruel to the good. The pillory must cure the ear's disease ; 'The stocks the foot's offences ; let the back Bear her own fin, and her rank blood purge forth By the phlebotomy of a whipping poft: And yet the secret and purse-punishment Is held the wiser course; because at once It helps the virtuous, and corrects the vicious. Let not the sword of justice sleep, and rust Within her velvet Theath ; preserve her edge, And keep it sharp with cutting ; use muft whet her:

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'Tame mercy is the breast that fuckles vice, Till Hydra-like fhe multiply her heads.

Randolph's Mufes Looking-glass. -Think not of pardon, fir. Rigour and mercy usd in states uncertainly And in ill times, look not like th' effects Of virtue, but neceffity : nor will They thank your goodness, but your fears? 2. Revenge in princes should be ftill imperfect; It is then handsomeft, when the king comes to Reduce, not ruin1. Who puts but on the face of punishing, And only gently cuts, but prunes rebellion ; He makes that flourish, that he wou'd destroy. Who would not be a rebel, when the hopes Are vast, the fears but small ? 2. Why, I wou'd not ; Nor you, my lord, nor you, nor any here. Fear keeps low spirits only in, the brave Do get above it, when they do resolve. Such punishments in infancy of war Make men more desp'rate ; not the more yielding. The common people are a kind of flies; They're caught with honey, not with wormwood, fir. Severity exasperates the ftirr'd humour; And states distempers turn into diseases.

Suckling's Brennoralt. The laws are finfully contriv'd. Justice Should weigh the present crime, not future Inference on deeds; but now they cheapen Blood : 'tis spilt To punish the example, not the guilt.

Sir W. Davenant's Just Italian. Do not, if one but lightly thee offend, The punishment beyond the crime extend; Or after warning the offence forget ; So God himself our failings did remit.

Denhamn.

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Who would, unblamed, strike,
Must what he seems to do, not seem to like,

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QUACK. P 'They are the only knowing men of Europe ; Great gen'ral scholars, excellent physicians, Most admir'd statesmen, profeít favourites, And cabinet counsellors to the greatest princes ! The only languag'd men of all the world! 2. And, I have heard, they are most lewd impostors ; Made all of terms and shreds ; no less belyers Of

great mens favours, than their own vile med'cines ; Which they will utter upon monitrous oaths : Selling that drug for two-pence ere they part, Which they have valu’d at twelve crowns before.

Johnson's Volpone, 1. Good doctor Alcon, I am come to crave Your counsel to advise me for my health ; For I suppose, in troth, I am not well; Methinks I should be fick, yet cannot tell: Something there is amiss that troubles me, For which I would take phyfick willingly. 2. Welcome, fair nymph ; come, let me try your pulse. I cannot blame you, to hold yourself not well. Something amifs, quoth you ; here's all amifs ! The whole fabrick of yourself distemp'red is ; The fyRole and diastole of your pulse, Do Thew your paffions molt busterical: It seems you

have not careful been T' observe the prophyla&tick regimen of your own body ; so that we muft now Descend unto the iberapheutical ; That so we may prevent the søndrome Of symptoms, and may afterwards apply

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Some analeptical alexipharmacum, That may be proper for your malady : It seems, fair nymph, you dream much in the night. 1. Doctor, I do indeed. 2. I know you do ; You're troubled much with thought. 1. I am indeed. 2. I know you are ; You have great heaviness about your heart 1. Now truly so I have. 2.' I know you have ; You wake oft in the night. 1. In troth I do. 2. All this I know you do; And this unless by phyfick you prevent, Think whereto it may bring you in the end ; And therefore you must first evacuate All those colaxical hot humours which Disturb your heart, and then refrigerate Your blood by some menalchian cordials, Which you must take, and you shall straight find ease, And in the morning I will visit you.

Daniel's Arcadia. Out you impostors, Quacksalving-cheating mountebanks, ---your skill Is to make sound men fick, and fick men kill!

Maflinger and Dekker's Virgix Martyr. QUALIFICATION S. Good parts in youth and manhood are the same ;. They're the same picture in a smaller frame..

Lleuellix: 'Tis strange to see How gen'rally this gentleman doth take: For my part, as I see not any thing In him that I much mislike, so truly Naught that I admire :- he has some graceful And becoming parts and qualities ; a Handsome way in talk; yet when I mark it

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Seriously, methinks it is as curious
Pictures, which although they make a pleasing
Shew, yet, for the most part are drawn on coarse
And ordinary matter. I needs must say,
He has this happiness, that if he excel
In aught, it is in things of that familiar
Nature, that each place and company
He comes in, afford him opportunity
To shew it : and this certainly is the
Only thing that makes him make a greater
Blaze than fome of far more worth; whose eminence
Lying in that which is more choice, cannot
So frequently discover itself; nor
Is their value prostituted unto
Every eye ; but they, as great bells, who
Are not easily, nor on all slight occasions,
Raised, yet being up, will far out-found
Any of these tinckling ting-tang blades.

The HeEtors.
For as when some common metals will serve
For good substantial use, yet if you strive
To force them to more curious shapes, they only
Such rude draughts will take, as will render them
More deformed : fo this gentleman, had
His coarser foul but had the luck to have
Acted in some downright way, to have manag'd
Some plodding trade, he might by long experience
Have understood himself within his sphere ;
Nay, have had wit enough to have got a
Good estate, and through the repute of that,
Have been look'd upon by the world as wise:
But this by his father's industry being
Left to his hand ; the common course of the
World, unhappily doth fling him upon,
Things fit only for more refined minds ;.
Which although he cannot master, yet some
Odd grudges and imperfect stamps have

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