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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.

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SYLVA.
R.

Erum, & sententiarum, quasi Y'An dicta à

multiplici materia, & varietate, in iis contentâ. Quemadmodùm enim vulgò solemus infinitam arborum nascentium indiscriminatim multitudinem Sylvam dicere : Ità etiam libros suos in quibus varia, & diverse materiæ opuscula temerè congesta erant, Sylvas appellabant Antiqui : Tymber-trees.

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EXPLORATA:

Or, Discoveries LL Fortune never crush't that man, wḥom good Fortuna.

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my friends, never to trust to her fairer side, though she seem'd to make peace with them: But to piace all things she gave them so, as she might aske then 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.

No man is so foolish, but may give an other good Consilia. counsell sometimes; and no man is so wise, but may 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 AvtoðiMaster.

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