2 Metaphors for baseness

I am thinking now that perhaps, after all, you were sincere when you asked me to leave Garranard and take my holiday in Rome, and the baseness of which for a moment I deemed you capable was the creation of my own soul.

" Baseness of birth is a great disparagement to some men, especially if they be wealthy, bear office, and come to promotion in a commonwealth; then (as he observes) if their birth be not answerable to their calling, and to their fellows, they are much abashed and ashamed of themselves.

2 Metaphors for  baseness