Wooing, wedding, and repenting is as a Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinque-pace: the first suit is hot and hasty like a Scotch jig--and full as fantastical; the wedding, mannerly modest, as a measure, full of state and ancientry; and then comes repentance and with his bad legs falls into the cinque-pace faster and faster, till he sink into his grave.
("Much Ado About Nothing")
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The mutable, rank-scented many.
But now behold, In the quick forge and working-house of thought.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade.
Study is like the heaven's glorious sun, That will not be deep-searched with saucy looks Small have continuous plodders ever won, Save base authority from others' books.
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