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MERCY.—There is no more mercy in him than there is milk in a male tiger.
SHAKSPERE -Coriolanus, Act V. Scene 4.
CAMDEN'S REMAINS.—Quoted by Malone in Bos
well's Johnson, Vol. IV. Page 225, 5th Edition ;
improved by the Doctor as follows:
SAAKSPERE. - Merchant of Venice, Act IV.
POLLOK.—The Course of Time, Book III. MERITS.-On their own merits modest men are dumb; “ Plaudite et vulete"- TERENCE—Hum !
COLMAN—Epilogue to Heir-at-Law, last lines. MERRY.-I had rather have a fool to make me merry, than experience to make me sad.
SHAKSPERE.-As You Like it, Act IV. Scene 1. I am not merry; but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.
SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act II. Scene 1. I am never merry when I hear sweet music.
SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act V. Scene l. Jog on, jog on, the footpath way,
And merrily hent the stile-a; A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a.
SHAKSPERE.—Winter's Tale, Act IV. Scene 2. How oft, when men are at the point of death, Have they been merry.
SHAKSPERE.-Romeo and Juliet, Act V. Scene 3.
(Romeo at Juliet's tomb.)
MERRY.-And if you can be merry then, I'll say
SHAKSPERE.–King Henry VIII. Prologue, last
lines. METAL.-Yielding Metal flow'd to human form.
PopE.—To Augustus, Epi. I. Line 148. Here's metal more attractive.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III, Scene 2.
(To his Mother.) Why, now I see there's mettle in thee: and even, from this instant, do build on thee a better opinion than before.
SHAKSPERE.--Othello, Act IV. Scene 2. By this good light, a wench of matchless mettle.
Scott.–Fortunes of Nigel, Chap. XIX. METHINKS.—Methinks, I scent the morning's air.
SHAKSPERE.--Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5. MILDLY.–Well, mildly be it then, mildly.
SHAKSPERE.—Coriolanus, Act III. Scene 2. MILK.-A land flowing with milk and honey,
NUMBERS.—Chap. XIV. Verse 13. May the Himera flow with milk instead of water! May the fountain of Sybaris flow with honey!
BANKS' Theocritus.—Idyll V. Page 32. MILLINER.—He was perfumed like a milliner.
SHAKSPERE.-King Henry IV. Part I. Act I.
Scene 3. (Hotspur.)
Watts.-False Greatness, Verse 3.
SENECA.-Happy Life, Chap. I.
O'erjoyed was he to find
CowPER.—John Gilpin, Verse 8.
MIND.—The mind, relaxing into needful sport,
COWPER.—Retirement, Line 715.
SPENSER.-Fairy Queen, Book VI. Canto 9. 'Tis the mind that makes the body rich.
SHAKSPERE.—Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.
Scene 3; SENECA.—Happy Life, Chap. XV. Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
POPE.-Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 104. A good mind possesses a kingdom.
PROVERB.—Motto of the Emperor Nerva; Riley's
Dictionary of Classical Quotations, 227. The mind is in fault, which never escapes from itself.
SMART's Horace.-Book I. Epi. 14.
Compared with the speed of its flight !
COWPER.-Alex, Selkirk, Verse 6.
COWPER.–Truth, Line 405.
GREENE.-Song, “Sweet are the Thoughts,”
Such perfect joy therein I find
That God or nature hath assign'd : Though much I want, that most would have, Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
SIR EDMUND DIER. [See “Reliques of Ancient English Poetry," by Thomas Percy, Lord Bishop of Dromore, Vol. I. Page 307; and BYRD's Psalms, Sonnets, &c. The thought is said to be from Seneca ; see thé verse in the Thyestes : Mens regnum bona possidet. Gifford's Ed. of Ben Jonson's Plays, Page 28.]
MIND.-My mind to me an empire is.
Man's mind a mirror is.
SOUTHWELL.-Look Home. Queen. Thou talk'st as if thou wert a king. K. Henry. Why, so I am in mind.
ShaksPERE.—King Henry VI. Part III. Act III.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book I. Line 254.
Pope.—The Dunciad, Book III. Line 179.
Byron.-Don Juan, Canto II. Verse 19.
Within his spacious mind.
Dr. Watts.—Lyric Poems, To John Locke, Esq.
DR. WATTS.—Lyric Poems, True Riches.
Cowley.--To Colonel Tuke.
SHAKSPERE.--Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2.
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.–Philaster, Act III.
MINISTER.-1. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd ?
2. Therein the patient
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act V. Scene 3.
WALTER SCOTT.-Introduction to the Last
The last of all the bards was he
WALTER SCOTT.-Ibid. Line 7.
MIRROR.—Who teach the mind its proper force to scan,
To hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature ; to shew virtue
her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. MIRTH.–From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, he is all mirth.
SHAKSPERE.—Much Ado about Nothing, Act III.
I have of late (but, wherefore, I know not) lost all my mirth, foregone all custom of exercises.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2. Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast.
SHAKSPERE.—Pericles, Act II. Scene 3.
A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal.
SHAKSPERE.—Love's Labour's Lost, Act II.