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TIMBER:

OR,

DISCOVERIES;

MADE VPON MEN
AND MATTER: AS THEY
have flow'd out of his daily Read-
ings; or had their refluxe to his
peculiar Notion of the Times.

By

BEN: IOHNSON.

Tecum habita, ut noris quam sit tibi curta supellex.

Pers. sat. 4.

LONDON,

Printed M.DC.XLI.

85

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SYLVA.

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Erum, & sententiarum, quasi Y“λn dicta à multiplici materiâ, & varietate, in iis contenta. Quemadmodùm enim vulgò solemus infinitam arborum nascentium indiscriminatim multitudinem Sylvam dicere: Ità etiam libros suos in quibus varia, & diversa materiæ opuscula temerè congesta erant, Sylvas appellabant Antiqui: Tymber-trees.

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EXPLORATA:

Or, Discoveries

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LL Fortune never crush't that man, whom good Fortuna. Fortune deceived not. I therefore have counselled my friends, never to trust to her fairer side, though she seem'd to make peace with them: But to place all things she gave them so, as she might aske them againe without their trouble; she might take them from them, not pull them: to keepe alwayes a distance betweene her, and themselves. He knowes not his own strength, that hath not met Adversity. Heaven prepares good men with crosses; but no ill can happen to a good man. Contraries are not mixed. Yet, that which happens to any man, may to every man. But it is in his reason what hee accounts it, and will make it.

Change into extremity is very frequent, and easie. Casus. As when a beggar suddenly growes rich, he commonly becomes a Prodigall; for, to obscure his former obscurity, he puts on riot and excesse.

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No man is so foolish, but may give an other good Consilia. counsell sometimes; and no man is so wise, but easily erre, if hee will take no others counsell, but his owne. But very few men are wise by their owne counsell; or learned by their owne teaching. For hee that was onely taught by himselfe, had a foole to his AurodiMaster.

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