I have lived fourscore years and upward; I never
heard a man of his place, gravity, and learning, so wide of
his own respect.
Well, sir, learn to jest in good time;
there's a time for all things.
Sir, I am too old to learn.
Learn, good soul,
To think our former state a happy dream;
From which awak'd, the truth of what we are
Shows us but this: I am sworn brother, sweet,
To grim Necessity; and he and
Will keep a league till death.
Is not birth, beauty, good
shape, discourse, manhood, learning, gentleness, virtue, youth,
liberality, and such like, the spice and salt that season a man?
I once did hold it, as our statists do,
A baseness to write fair, and labour'd much
How to forget that learning; but, sir, now
It did me yeoman's service.
Good counsel, marry; learn it, learn it, Marquis.
I would have her learn, my fair cousin, how perfectly I
love her; and that is good English.
They have been at a great feast of learning, and stolen the scraps.
O this learning, what a thing it is!
Fear no more the frown of the great,
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke:
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak:
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.
I do desire to learn, sir; and I hope, if you have occasion
to use me for your own turn, you shall find me yare; for truly,
sir, for your kindness I owe you a good turn.
O, learn to read what silent love hath writ,
To hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit.
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