The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil
"Dead and sleeping people are like harmless pictures: it's childish to fear a childish painting"
My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white
"My hands are red like yours, but I'd be ashamed if my heart were as bloodless and cowardly as yours"
Was it so late, friend, ere you went to bed, that you do lie so late?
"Friend, did you go to sleep so late that you had to lie in bed this morning?"
"That’s the truth, sir. We drank and sang until three in the morning. And, sir, drinking results in three things."
‘Faith sir, we were carousing till the second cock. And drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things.
Indeed, sir, drinking results in a red nose, sleep, and urine. It provokes desire, but also hinders it. Drinking arouses desire, but inhibits performance. Therefore, drink is like a traitor in relation to sex.
Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery,sir, it provokes and unprovokes. It provokes the desire,but it takes away the performance. Therefore, muchdrink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery.
It makes you feel good, but it blocks your abilities. It gets you up, but then lets you down. It eggs you on, but leaves you dismayed. It gives you an "up", but soon takes it away again. And, finally, it gives you erotic dreams, but they disappear, just leaving you with the need to pee.
It makes him, and it mars him; it sets him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him, and disheartens him; makes him stand to and not stand to; in conclusion,equivocates him in a sleep, and, giving him the lie,leaves him.