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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Excerpt: ... Essay Iv. Duke of Florence, had a desperate saying of Revenge, against perfidious or neglecting friends, as if those wrongs were unpardonable. 'You shall read,' saith he, 'that we are commanded to forgive our enemies; but you never read that we are commanded to forgive our friends.' But yet the spirit of Job was in a better tune: 'Shall we,' saith he, 'take good at God's hands, and not be content to take evil also?' and so of friends in a proportion. This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well. Public revenges are for the most part fortunate; as that for the death of Caesar; for the death of Pertinax; for the death of Henry the Third of France; and many more. But in private revenges it is not so; nay, rather vindictive persons live the life of witches, who, as they are mischievous, so end they unfortunate. Essay v. It was a high speech of Seneca, after the of Adversity, manner of the Stoics, that, 'the good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired,' Certainly, if miracles Essay V. be the command over nature, they appear of Adversity. most in adversity. It is yet a higher speech of his than the other, much too high for a heathen, 'jt is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a_man,_and the security of a Grod^X- This would have done better in poesy, where transcendencies are more allowed; and the poets, indeed, have been busy with it; for it is, in effect, the thing which is figured in that strange fiction of the ancient poets, which seemeth not to be without mystery; nay, and to have some approach to the state of a Christian, 'that Hercules, when he went to unbind Prometheus, by whom human nature is represented, sailed the length of ...
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