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Then hast thou its name in common with the people, and hast become one of the people and the herd with thy virtue!
Let thy virtue be too high for the familiarity of names, and if thou must speak of it, be not ashamed to stammer about it.
Once hadst thou wild dogs in thy cellar: but they changed at last into birds and charming songstresses.
Nay, nay," said the messenger, "no man is there in Nottinghamshire could make thee go against thy will, thou brave fellow.
Prythee tell it speedily, for I am a tinker by trade, as thou seest, and as I am in my trade I am greedy for news, even as a priest is greedy for farthings.
Well then," quoth Robin, "list thou and I will tell, but bear thyself up bravely, for the news is sad, I wot.
Such are the things that men are wont to attempt, and there is honour, glory, gain, in attempting them, however full of difficulty and peril they may be; but that which thou sayest it is thy wish to attempt and carry out will not win thee the glory of God nor the blessings of fortune nor fame among men; for even if the issue he as thou wouldst have it, thou wilt be no happier, richer, or more honoured than thou art this moment; and if it be otherwise thou wilt be reduced to misery greater than can be imagined, for then it will avail thee nothing to reflect that no one is aware of the misfortune that has befallen thee; it will suffice to torture and crush thee that thou knowest it thyself.
Thus by keeping it secret thou wilt not escape thy sorrow, but rather thou wilt shed tears unceasingly, if not tears of the eyes, tears of blood from the heart, like those shed by that simple doctor our poet tells us of, that tried the test of the cup, which the wise Rinaldo, better advised, refused to do; for though this may be a poetic fiction it contains a moral lesson worthy of attention and study and imitation.
pay more attention, sir, To a becoming carriage -- much thou wantest In dignity.
places her hand on his shoulder) what art thou dreaming?
Such a friend as thou hast even now wished for," said she, "with whom to weep over thy sin, thou hast in me, the partner of it
Oh, Hester Prynne, thou little, little knowest all the horror of this thing