Who Wrote Don Quixote?

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One swallow makes not a summer.
Pt. 1, ch. 13

One swallow maketh no summer.
Promus 85

The swallow follows not summer.
Timon, 3, vi

All is not gold that glistreth.
Pt. 2, ch. 32, 48

All is not gold that glisters.
Promus 92

All that glisters is not gold.
Merchant 2 vii

He that gives quickly, gives twice.
Pt. 1, ch. 34

He who gives quickly, gives twice.
Promus 104
Bis dat qui cito dat

God and St. George!
Pt. 2, ch. 64

God and St. George!
1 Henry VI, Richard III, 3 Henry VI 4, ii

Might overcomes right.
Pt. 2, ch. 43

Might overcomes right.
Promus 103

O God, that right should overcome this might.
Henry IV, pt. 2, 4, i

He who does not rise with the sun does not enjoy the day.
Pt. 2, ch. 23

To rise early is very healthy. Diliculo surgere saluberrimum est.
Promus 112

Diliculo surgere, thou knowest.
Twelfth Night 2, ii

Ingratitude is the daughter of pride, and one of the greatest sins.
Pt. 2, ch. 51

Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend!
Lear 1, iv

fuller of anger than revenge
Pt. 2, ch. 58

more in sorrow than in anger.
Hamlet 1, ii

At night all cats are grey.
Pt. 2, ch. 33

All colours will agree in the dark.
Essays, "Of Unity in Religion"

The cat is gray.
Lear 3, vi

Gods helpe is better than early rising.
Pt. 2, ch. 34

It is better to have God's help than to keep getting up early.
(in Spanish) Promus 83

He that is warned is half armed.
Pt. 2, ch. 17

Warned and half armed.
Promus 103, same, in Spanish 95

Look to it well, and say you are well warned.
1 Henry VI, 2, iv

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Pt. 2, ch. 7, 12

The bird that has been limed in a bush misdoubteth every bush.
3 Henry VI, 5 vi

Know thyself.
Pt. 2, ch. 52

Know thyself.

Know thyself.
As You Like It, 3, v

Look not a given horse in the mouth.
Pt. 2, ch. 4

To look a given horse in the mouth.
Promus 100

All you have said and done is levelled out by the line of Reason . . . If the Statutes and Ordinances of Knight Errantry were lost, they might be found again in your brest, as in their own Storehouse and Register.
Pt. 2, ch. 17

Knowledge is a rich Storehouse (promus) for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. Advancement of Learning.
Bk.1, ch.5

The weakest go to the walls.
Pt. 2, ch. 37

The weakest goes to the wall.
Romeo and Juliet, 1, i

through narrow chinkes and Cranyes
Pt.2 Prologue

revealing day through every cranny peepes
Northumberland MS

revealing day through every cranny spies.
Rape of Lucrece, 1, 1086

It is such, as is able to make make marble relent.
Pt. 2, ch. 38

for stone at rain relenteth.
Venus and Adonis, 1, 200

All comparisons are odious.
Pt. 2, ch. 23

Comparisons are odorous: palabras, neighbour Verges.
Much Ado, 3, v. (Palabras, Spanish, words.)

the Rampire or fortresse of Widdowes.
Pt. 2, ch. 72

our rampired gates.
Timon, 5, iv

The honest woman gets not a good name only with being good, but in appearing so.
Pt. 2, ch. 22

Machievel, directs men to have little regard for virtue itself, but only for the show and public reputation of it.
De Augmentis, vii 2

Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
Hamlet 3, iv

the naked truth
Pt. 2, ch. 2

the naked truth.
L.L.L., 4, ii

Honours change manners.
Pt. 2, ch. 4

What is breeding that changeth thus his manners?
Winter's Tale 1, ii

the labyrinth of confusions.
Pt. 2, ch. 60

lost in the labyrinth of thy fury.
Troilus, 2, iii

I know where my shoe wrings me.
Pt. 1, Chapter 33

My self can tell best where my shoe wrings me
Promus 96


I confesse truely to you, there is no kinde of life more unquiet, nor more full of feares than ours. I have fallen into it by I know not what desires of revenge, that have power to trouble the most quiet hearts.
Pt. 2, ch. 60

Revenge is a kind of wild Justice. In taking revenge a man is but even with his enemy. A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Essays, "Of Revenge."

Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand, blood and revenge are hammering in my head.
Titus Andronicus, 2, iii

Dulcinea of Tobosa, the subject on which the extremitie of all commendations may rightly be conferred, how hyperbolicall soever it may be.
Pt. 2, ch. 73

The speaking in a perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but in love.
Essays, "Of Love."

If the blinde guide the blinde, both will be in danger to fall into the pit.
Pt. 2, ch. 13

This makes poor lovers uses as blind horses, ever going round about in a wheel; when blind love leads blind fortune, how can they keep out of the ditch?
Speeches for a Masque, 1575

Fortune is painted blind.
Henry V, 3, vi

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see.
Merchant, 2, vi

Fortune is a drunken, longing woman, and withall blinde, so shee sees not what she doth; neither knowes whom she casts down, or whom she raiseth up.
Pt. 2, ch. 66

If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune: for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.
Essays, "Of Fortune"

For 'tis a question left us yet to prove, whether love lead fortune, or else fortune love.
Hamlet, 2, ii

Everyone is the sonne of his own workes.
Pt. 1, ch. 47

Every man is the Artificer of his own fortune.
Pt. 2, ch. 66

But chiefly the mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
Essays, "Of Fortune."

when we are sick in Fortune -- often the surfeit of our own behaviour.
Lear, 1, ii

An untruth is so much the more pleasing, by how much nearer it resembles the truth.
Pt. 1, ch. 47

A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure, . . .
Essays, "Of Truth."

According to the proverb of Spain, Di mentira, y sacaras verdad, "Tell a lie and find the truth."
Advancement of Learning, 1605

Between a woman's aye and no, I would be loth to put a pins point.
Pt. 2, ch. 19

Yea, just so much as you may take upon a knife's point.
Much Ado, 2, iii

The manner wherewithall you have recounted this marvailous success, hath been such, as it may be paryangond to the novelty and the strangenesse of the event itself.
Pt. 1, ch. 42.

He hath achieved a maid that paragons description and wild fame.
Othello, 2, i.

She pulled out a great Pin, or rather, a little Bodkin.
Pt. 2, ch. 48

when he himself might his quietus make with a bare bodkin?
Hamlet, 3, i.

I was born free
Pt. 1, ch. 14


I was born free.
Julius Caesar

I burne in the frost,
I shake in the fire,
I hope hopelesse,
I goe, and yet I stay.
Pt. 2, ch. 38

I do, yet dare not say
I ever meant,
I seem stark mute,
but inwardly do prate;
I am not,
I freeze and yet am burned,
Since from myself
another self I turned.
Queen Elisabeth I (attributed), On the departure of The Duke of Anjou.



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