July 14th, 2007
“For, when levitie, or a childish delight, in trifling Objects, hath allowed them to looke on the Pictures; Curiositie may urge them to peepe further, that they might seeke out also their Meanings, in our annexed Illustrations; In which, may lurke some Sentence, or Expression so evidently pertinent to their Estates, Persons, or Affections, as will (at that instant or afterward) make way for those Considerations, which will, at last, wholly change them, or much better them, in their Conversation” (pA2).
“What cannot be by Force attain’d, By Leisure, and Degrees, is gain’d” (p49).
“He, that concealed things will finde, Must looke before him, and behinde” (p138).
“Each Day a Line, small tasks appeares. Yet, much it makes in threescore Yeares” (p158).
“True Vertue, whatfoere betides, In all extreames, unmoov’d abides” (p218).
“The Garland, He alone shall weare, Who, to the Goale, doth persevere” (p258).