1 We have seen the best of our time.
2 Sirrah, you were best take my coxcomb.
3 Tis best to give him way; he leads himself.
4 In my rights, By me invested, he compeers the best.
5 I'll bring him the best 'parel that I have, Come on't what will.'
6 We are not the first Who with best meaning have incurr'd the worst.
7 That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in, and the best of me is diligence.
8 Brother, I advise you to the best; I am no honest man if there be any good meaning toward you: I have told you what I have seen and heard.
9 At this time We sweat and bleed: the friend hath lost his friend; And the best quarrels in the heat are curs'd By those that feel their sharpness.
10 Our father he hath writ, so hath our sister, Of differences, which I best thought it fit To answer from our home; the several messengers From hence attend dispatch.
11 To be worst, The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune, Stands still in esperance, lives not in fear: The lamentable change is from the best; The worst returns to laughter.
12 Reverse thy state; And in thy best consideration check This hideous rashness: answer my life my judgement, Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least; Nor are those empty-hearted, whose low sounds Reverb no hollowness.
13 This is most strange, That she, who even but now was your best object, The argument of your praise, balm of your age, The best, the dearest, should in this trice of time Commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle So many folds of favour.
14 The best and soundest of his time hath been but rash; then must we look from his age to receive not alone the imperfections of long-engrafted condition, but therewithal the unruly waywardness that infirm and choleric years bring with them.