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Title: Four slips of paper used as bookmarks, said to be taken from a German book of about 1620. The first three consist of fragments from a letter, the last contains a dozen Shakespearian quotations, of one to two lines each, from Pericles and Richard I[II]
Date: ca. 1620
Repository: The British Library, London, UK
Call number and opening: Add. MS 41063 K, fol. 87r
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[first two lines obliterated]
True hope is swift, and flyes with swallowes winges
Kinges it makes godes, and meaner creatures kinges./.
You runn before your horse to markett.
foole, foole, thou whetest a knife to kill thie selfe./.
Curses never passe the lippes
mouth of them that breath
them in the aire./.
Small herbes haue grace great weedes grow apace.
Soe wise soe young, they say never liue long./.
Short summers likely haue a forward spring./.
Play the maydes part, say noe, and take it./.
We neither in our hertes nor outward eyes
Envy the greate nor doe the lowe dispise
To me she seemes diamond to glasse./.
he may my proffer take for an offence,
since men take womens guiftes for Impudence./.