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ACTOR-As in a theatre, the eyes of men,
After a well-graced actor leaves the stage,
Are idly bent on him that enters next,
Thinking his prattle to be tedious ;
Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes
Did scowl on Richard; no man cried, God save him!

SHAKSPERE -King Richard II. Act V. Scene 2.

(York to his Duchess.)
ADAMANT.-On adamant our wrongs we all engrave,
But write our benefits upon the wave.

Kixg.–Art of Love, Line 971,
ADORE.-We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe,
And still adore the hand that gives the blow,

POMFRET.-To his friend.
Led like a victim, to my death I'll go,
And, dying, bless the hand that gave the blow.

DRYDEN.—The Spanish Friar, Act II, Scene 1. ADORN.-She came adorned hither like sweet May.

SHAKSPERE. King Richard II., Act Ý. Scene 1.

(Speaking of his Queen.) Th' adorning thee with so much art

Is but a barbarous skill; 'Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill.

Cowley.—The Waiting-Maid, Verse 4. ADVERSARY.-Oh that mine adversary had written a book.

JOB.-Chapter xxxi. Verse 35.
And do as adversaries do in law :
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.

SHAKSPERE. – Taming of the Shrew, Act I.

Scene 2. (Tranio to Hortensio.) ADVERSITY.-A man I am, cross'd with adversity.

SAAKSPERE.-Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV.

Scene 1. (Valentine to the Outlaws.)
A wretched soul, bruis’d with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burden'd with like weight of pain,
As much, or more, we should ourselves coinplain.

SAAKSPERE.-Comedy of Errors, Act II. Scene I.

(Adriana to Luciana.)



ADVERSITY.-Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.

SHAKSPERE.-As You Like It, Act II. Scene L

(The Duke to Amiens and other Lords.) Love is maintain'd by wealth ; when all is spent, Adversity then breeds the discontent.

HERRICK.-Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 144. AFFECTATION.—There affectation, with a sickly mien, Shows in her cheek the roses of eighteen.

Pope. -Rape of the Lock, Canto IV. Line 31. On the rich quilt sinks with becoming woe, Wrapt in a gown, for sickness and for show.

Pope.-Ibid., Line 35.
Die of a rose in aromatic pain

POPE.—Essay on Man, Epistle I. Line 200.
AFFLICTION.-Had it pleased heaven
To try me with affliction; had he rain'd
All kinds of sores, and shames, on my bare head;
Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips;
Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes;
I should have found in some place of my soul
A drop of patience.

SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act IV. Scene 2.

(The Moor to Desdemona.)

When Providence, for secret ends,
Corroding cares, or sharp affliction, sends;
We must conclude it best it should be so,
And not desponding or impatient grow,

POMFRET.-To his Friend under affliction.
Heaven is not always angry when he strikes,
But most chastises those whom most he likes.


Are afflictions aught
But mercies in disguise ? th' alternate cup,
Medicinal though bitter, and prepard
By love's own hand for salutary ends.

MALLET.-Amyntor and Theodora, Canto III.

Line 176.

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'Tis a physic That's bitter to sweet end.

SHAKSPERE. -Measure for Measure, Act IV.

Scene 6. (Isabella to Mariana.)
AFFRONT.-Am I to set my life upon a throw,
Because a bear is rude and surly? No-
A moral, sensible, and well-bred man,
Will not affront me, and no other can.

COWPER, Conversation, Line 191.
AFTER.–After me the delnge. Après moi le deluge.


ries, 397. When I am dead, may earth be mingled with fire. Aye, said Nero, and while I am living, too.

From a Greek Tragedian. See Riley's Dict.,

Classical Quot., 535.
After the war, aid.-GREEK PROVERB.
After death, the doctor.–ENGLISH PROVERB.

Riley.-Supra, 540. Geo. Herbert, Jacula Pru

dentum. AGE.-Age and want sit smiling at the gate.

Pope.-Moral Essays, to Bathurst, Epistle III.,

Line 266.
Slow-consuming age.

GRAY.-Ode on Eton College, Verse 9.
Borne on the swift, tho' silent, wings of time,
Old age comes on apace, to ravage all the clime.

BEATTIE.—The Minstrel, Verse 25, Line 8.
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety.

SHAKSPERE.-Anthony and Cleopatra, Act II.

Scene 2. (Enobarbus to Mecænas.)
Your date is better in your pie
And your porridge, than in your cheek.
SHAKSPERE.- All's Well

that ends Well, Act I. Scene 1. (Parolles to Helena.) Some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltnes time.

SHAKSPERE.-King Henry IV., Part II., Act I.,

Scene 2. (Falstaff to the Chief Justice.)

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AGE. I have seen more days than you.

SHAKSPERE.-Julius Cæsar, Act IV. Scene 1.

(Anthony to Octavius.) Come forth, old man,—thy daughter's side

Is now the fitting place for thee:
When time has quell'd the oak's bold pride,
The youthful tendril yet may hide
The ruins of the parent tree.

Scott.-Woodstock, Chap. II.
Down his neck his reverend lockes

In comelye curles did wave;
And on his aged temples grewe
The blossomes of the grave.

OLD BALLAD.—2 Percy Reliques, 171.
Dear daughter, I confess that I am old;
Age is unnecessary: on my knees I beg
That you'll vouchsafe me raiment, bed, and food.

SHAKSPERO.-King Lear, Act II. Scene 4.

(The King to his daughter Regan.) You see me here,-a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both!

SHAKSPERE.-King Lear, Act II, Scene 4. (The

same.) He is older than Saturn.

Le Sage.-Gil Blas, Vol. I. Book III. Chap. 11. An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest innocence away; Whose peaceful Day benevolence endears, Whose Night congratulating conscience cheers; The general favourite as the general friend : Such age there is, and who shall wish its end ?

Dr. Johnson. – Vanity of Human Wishes,

Line 293.
O, sir! I must not tell my age.
They say women and music should never be dated.

GOLDSMITH.-She Stoops to Conquer, Act III.
My age is as a lusty winter,
Frosty but kindls.

ShảKSPERE.-As You Like It, Act II. Scene 3.

(Adam to Orlando.) Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth.

Scott.-Marmion, Introduction to 2nd Canto.

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AGE.—Tell me what you find better, or more honourable than

age. Is not wisdom entail'd upon it? Take the pre-eminence of it in everything; in an old friend, in old wine, in an old pedigree.

SHAKERLY MARMION.- The Antiquary, Act II.

Scene 1.
We see time's furrows on another's brow,
How few themselves, in that just mirror, see !

Young.–Night V. Lines 627, 629.
Press’d with the weight of more than fourscore years.

Lillo.-The Christian Hero, Act II.
To the old, long life and treasure;
To the young, all health and pleasure.

BEN Jonson.-A Song in the Gipsies Meta

morphosed. When the age is in, the wit is out.

SHAKSPERE.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act III.

Scene 5. (Dogberry.) Crabbed age and youth, cannot live together.

SHAKSPERE.-The Passionate Pilgrim, Stanza 10. AGREE.-In every age and clime we see, Two of a trade can ne'er agree.

GAY.-Fable XXI. Line 43. ALE.-A quart of ale is a dish for a king.

SHAKSPERE.— Winter's Tale, Act IV. Scene 2.

(Song by Autolycus.) Hot was the play; 'twas language, wit, and tale; Like them that find meat, drink, and cloth in ale.

Dryden.—Prologue to the Conquest of Granada,

Part I. Hath thy ale virtue, or thy beer strength, that the tongue of man may be tickled, and his palate pleased in the morning ?

BEN JONSON.-Bartholomew Fair, Act II. Scene 1. ALL.-All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.

SHAKSPERE.--As you Like It, Act II. Scene 7.


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