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APPETITE-ARGUMENT.

25 APPETITE- continued.

Why, she would hang on him,
As if increase of appetite had grown
By what it fed on.

Sh. Ham. I. 2.
His thirst he slakes at some pure neighbouring brook,
Nor seeks for sauce where appetite stands cook.

Churchill, Gotham, III. APOSTASY. Think on th' insulting scorn, the conscious pangs, The future miseries that await the apostate; So shall timidity assist thy reason,

And wisdom into virtue turn thy frailty. Dr. Johnson. APPEAL.

But this lies all within the will of God,
To whom I do appeal !

Sh. Hen. V. 1. 2. APPLAUSE.

I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again.

Sh. Macb. v. 3.
Such a noise arose
As the shrouds make at sea in a stiff tempest,
As loud and to as many tunes,-hats, cloaks,
Doublets, I think flew up; and had their faces
Been loose, this day they had been lost. Sh. Hen. VIII. vi. 1.
Kings fight for empire, madmen for applause. Dryden.

Applause
Waits on success; the fickle multitude,
Like the light straw that floats along the stream,
Glide with the current still, and follow fortune.

T. Francklin, Earl of Warwick.
Oh popular applause ! what art of man
Is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms P Couper, Task,
ARGUMENT.

(11. 481. O most lame and impotent conclusion. Sh. Oth. II. 1. He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still..

Butler, III. 3, 547. He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse. He prove a

buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, and rooks committee-men and trustees.

Butler, 1. 75. Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied ; They rail'd, revil'd-as often ends The contests of disputing friends.

Gay, Fable 16.

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ARGUMENT—continued.

Be calm in arguing : for fierceness makes
Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

Herbert,
Like doctors thus, when much dispute has past,
We find our tenets just the same at last. Pope, Mor. E.111.15.
Who shall decide when doctors disagree,
And soundest cosuists doubt, like you and me.

Pope, Mor. E. 111. 1. Who too deep for his hearers, still went on refining. And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining.

Goldsmith, Retal. In arguing, too, the parson owned his skill, For e en though vanquished, he could argue still ; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around ; And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all he knew.

Goldsmith. Des, Vil. 211. ARISTOCRACY.

'Tis from high life high characters are drawn;

A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. Pope, E. M. 1. 135. ARMY-see Soldiers. War. Warrior.

We are but warriors for the working-day:
Our gayness, and our gilt, are all be-smírch'd
With rainy marching in the painful field.
There's not a piece of feather in our host. Sh. H. v. IV. 3.

A braver choice of dauntless spirits,
Than now the English bottoms have waft o'er,
Did never float upon the swelling tide. Sh. R. John, 11. 1.
Remember whom you are to cope withal ;
A sort of vagabonds, rascals, and run-aways,
A scum of Bretagnes, and base lackey peasants,
Whom their o'er-cloyed country vomits forth
To desperate ventures and assur'd destruction.

Sh. Ric. III. v. 3. ART_ARTIST.

In framing artist, art hath thus decreed,
To make some good, but others to exceed. Sh. Per. Il. 3.
The whole world without art and dress
Would be but one great wilderness.

Butler.
His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand;
His manners were gentle, complying, and bland;
Still born to improve us in every part,
His pencil our faces-his manners our heart.

Goldsmith, Retaliation on Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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ART-ASTONISHMENT.
ART-continued.

For though I must confess an artist can
Contrive things better than another man,
Yet when the task is done, he finds his pains
Sought but to fill his belly with his brains.
Is this the guerdon due to liberal arts,

T admire the head and then to starve the parts ?
ARTIFICE.

Lady Alimony, a Com. 1659. A man of sense can artifice disdain, As men of wealth may venture to go plain ; And be this truth eternal ne'er forgot, Solemnity's a cover for a sot, I find the fool when I behold the screen,

For 't is the wise man's interest to be seen. Young, Love of F. ASCEND.

What star I know not, but some star I find,

Has given thee an ascendant o'er my mind. Dryden. ASCETIC.

In hope to merit heaven, by making earth a hell. Byron, C.H. ASPIRATION.

'Tis he, I ken the manner of his gait;
He rises on the toe; that spirit of his
In aspiration lifts him from the earth. Sh. Troil, iv. 5.
Longings sublime, and aspirations high.

Byron. ASSURANCE.

I'll make assurance double sure,
And take a bond of fate.

Sh. Macb. iv. 1. ASTONISHMENT_see Amazement. Surprise. Fear.

It is the part of men to fear and tremble,
When the most mighty gods, by tokens, send
Their dreadful heralds to astonish us. Sh. Jul. C. 1. 3.
Why stand you thus amaz'dP methinks your eyes
Are fix'd in meditation ; and all here
Seem like so many senseless statues ;
As if your souls had suffer'd an eclipse
Betwixt your judgments and affections.

Swetnam, Woman Hater.
Prepare to hear
A story that shall turn thee into stone;
Could there be hewn a monstrous gap in nature,
A flaw made through the centre by some god,
Through which the groans of ghosts might strike thy ear,
They would not wound thee, as this story will. Lee, Edip.
Astonish'd at his voice he stood amazed,
And all around with inward horror gazed.

Addison.

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ASTONISHMENT-ATHENS.
ASTONISHMENT-continued.

-Hear it not, ye stars !
And thou, pale moon! turn paler at the sound.

Young, N. T. III.
With wild surprise,
As if to marble struck, devoid of sense,

A stupid moment motionless she stood. Thomson, Summer. ASTRONOMERS.

These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights,
That give a name to every fixed star,
Have no more profit of their shining nights,
Than those that walk, and wot not what they are.

Sh. Love's L. L. ASTRONOMY.

Devotion ! daughter of astronomy !
An undevout astronomer is mad.

Young, N. T. ix. ATHEISM.

Virtue in distress, and vice in triumph, Make Atheists of mankind.

Dryden, Cleomenes.

Atheist, use thine eyes,
And having viewed the order of the skies,
Think, if thou canst, that matter blindly hurl'd
Without a guide, should frame the wondrous world. Creech.
By night an Atheist half believes a God. Young,N.1. v. 177.
Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place,
(Portentous sight !) the owlet Atheism,
Sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon,
Drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close,
And hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven,
Cries out, “Where is it?" Coleridge, Fears in Solitude.
* There is no God," the foolish saith-

“ there is no sorrow :"
And Nature oft the cry of Faith
In bitter need will borrow.
Eyes which the preacher could not school,
By way-side graves are raised;
And lips say

“God be pitiful, That ne'er said “God be praised."

Mrs. Browning. ATHENS.

Ancient of days ! august Athena ! where,
Where are thy men of might ? thy grand in soul?
Gone-glimmering through the dream of things that were,
First in the race that led to glory's goal,
They won, and pass'd away.

Byron, Ch. II. 11. 2.

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ATTENTION-AUTHORITY.

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My soul is wrapp'a in dreadful expectation,
And listens to thee, as if Fate were speaking.

Denham.
As I listen'd to thee,
The happy hours pass'd by us unperceived ;
So was my soul fix'd to the soft enchantment.

Rowe, AUCTIONEER.

And much more honest, to be hired, and stand
With auctionary hammer in thy hand,
Provoking to give more, and knocking thrice,

For the old household stuff of picture's price. Dryden. AUDIT

He took my father grossly, full of bread,
With all his crimes broad blown, and Aush as May;
And how his audit stands, who knows save heaven?

Sh. Ham. III. 3.
I can make my audit up, that all
From me do back receive the flour of all,
And leave me but the bran.

Sh. Coriol, 1. 1. AUTHENTICITY.

Nor does it follow, 'cause a herald
Can make a gentleman scarce a year old,
To be descended of a race
Of ancient kings in a small space,
That we should all opinions hold
Authentic, that we can make old.

Butler, 11. 3. 679. AUTHORITY.

Man, proud man,
Drest in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd,
His glassy essence-like an angry, ape,
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
As make the angels weep!

Sh. M. for M. 11. 2.
Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar
And the creature run from the cur?
There thou might'st behold the great image of authority :
a dog 's obeyed in office.

Sh. Lear, iv. 6. A man in authority is but as A candle in the wind, sooner wasted Or blown out, than under a bushel. Beau.F. Four P. Not from grey hairs authority doth flow, Nor from bald heads, nor from a wrinkled brow; But our past life, when virtuously spent, Must to our age those happy fruits present. Denham.

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