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by John Bartlett
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Proverbs xx. 3.

The hearing ear and the seeing eye.

Proverbs xx. 12.

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

Proverbs xx. 14.

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Proverbs xxi. 9.

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.

Proverbs xxii. 1.

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs xxii. 6.

The borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs xxii. 7.

Remove not the ancient landmark.

Proverbs xxii. 28; xxiii. 10.

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Proverbs xxii. 29.

Put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Proverbs xxiii. 2.

Riches certainly make themselves wings.

Proverbs xxiii. 5.

As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

Proverbs xxiii. 7.

Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Proverbs xxiii. 21.

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup; . . . at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

Proverbs xxiii. 31, 32.

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

Proverbs xxiv. 5.

If thou faint in the day of adversity thy strength is small.

Proverbs xxiv. 10.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Proverbs xxv. 11.

Heap coals of fire upon his head.

Proverbs xxv. 22.

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Proverbs xxv. 25.

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Proverbs xxvi. 2.

Answer a fool according to his folly.

Proverbs xxvi. 5.

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs xxvi. 12.

There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Proverbs xxvi. 13.

Wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Proverbs xxvi. 16.

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein.

Proverbs xxvi. 27.

Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Proverbs xxvii. 1.

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Proverbs xxvii. 5.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend.

Proverbs xxvii. 6.

A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

Proverbs xxvii. 15.

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs xxvii. 17.

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Proverbs xxvii. 22.

The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs xxviii. 1.

He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Proverbs xxviii. 20.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs xxix. 18.

Give me neither poverty nor riches.

Proverbs xxx. 8.

The horseleech hath two daughters, crying, Give, give.

Proverbs xxx. 15.

In her tongue is the law of kindness.

Proverbs xxxi. 26.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Proverbs xxxi. 27.

Her children arise up and call her blessed.

Proverbs xxxi. 28.

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

Proverbs xxxi. 29.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain.

Proverbs xxxi. 30.

Vanity of vanities, . . . all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes i. 2; xii. 8.

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh.

Ecclesiastes i. 4.

The eye is not satisfied with seeing.

Ecclesiastes i. 8.

There is no new thing under the sun.

Ecclesiastes i. 9.

Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.[830-1]

Ecclesiastes i. 10.

All is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes i. 14.

He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Ecclesiastes i. 18.

One event happeneth to them all.

Ecclesiastes ii. 14.

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Ecclesiastes iii. 1.

A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes iv. 12.

Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes v. 2.

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

Ecclesiastes v. 5.

The sleep of a labouring man is sweet.

Ecclesiastes v. 12.

A good name is better than precious ointment.

Ecclesiastes vii. 1.

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting.

Ecclesiastes vii. 2.

As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool.

Ecclesiastes vii. 6.

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.

Ecclesiastes vii. 14.

Be not righteous overmuch.

Ecclesiastes vii. 16.

One man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

Ecclesiastes vii. 28.

God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Ecclesiastes vii. 29.

There is no discharge in that war.

Ecclesiastes viii. 8.

To eat, and to drink, and to be merry.

Ecclesiastes viii. 15; Luke xii. 19.

A living dog is better than a dead lion.

Ecclesiastes ix. 4.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes ix. 10.

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.

Ecclesiastes ix. 11.

A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

Ecclesiastes ix. 20.

Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.

Ecclesiastes xi. 1.

In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

Ecclesiastes xi. 3.

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

Ecclesiastes xi. 4.

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.

Ecclesiastes xi. 6.

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

Ecclesiastes xi. 7.

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth.

Ecclesiastes xi. 9.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.

Ecclesiastes xii. 1.

The grinders cease because they are few.

Ecclesiastes xii. 3.

The grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.

Ecclesiastes xii. 5.

Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

Ecclesiastes xii. 6.

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Ecclesiastes xii. 7.

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies.

Ecclesiastes xii. 11.

Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Ecclesiastes xii. 12.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes xii. 13.

For, lo! the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

The Song of Solomon ii. 11, 12.

The little foxes, that spoil the vines.

The Song of Solomon ii. 15.

Terrible as an army with banners.

The Song of Solomon vi. 4, 10.

Like the best wine, . . . that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

The Song of Solomon vii. 9.

Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.

The Song of Solomon viii. 6.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.

The Song of Solomon viii. 7.

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib.

Isaiah i. 3.

The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Isaiah i. 5.

As a lodge in a garden of cucumbers.

Isaiah i. 8.

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Isaiah ii. 4; Micah iv. 3.

In that day a man shall cast his idols . . . to the moles and to the bats.

Isaiah ii. 20.

Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils.

Isaiah ii. 22.

The stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.

Isaiah iii. 1.

Grind the faces of the poor.

Isaiah iii. 15.

Walk with stretched-forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go.

Isaiah iii. 16.

In that day seven women shall take hold of one man.

Isaiah iv. 1.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.

Isaiah v. 20.

I am a man of unclean lips.

Isaiah vi. 5.

The Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost parts of the rivers of Egypt.

Isaiah vii. 18.

Wizards that peep and that mutter.

Isaiah viii. 19.

To the law and to the testimony.

Isaiah viii. 20.

The ancient and honorable.

Isaiah ix. 15.

The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

Isaiah xi. 2.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.

Isaiah xi. 6.

Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming.

Isaiah xiv. 9.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!

Isaiah xiv. 12.

The burden of the desert of the sea.

Isaiah xxi. 1.

Babylon is fallen, is fallen.

Isaiah xxi. 9.

Watchman, what of the night?

Isaiah xxi. 11.

Let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we shall die.

Isaiah xxii. 13.

Fasten him as a nail in a sure place.

Isaiah xxii. 23.

Whose merchants are princes.

Isaiah xxiii. 8.

A feast of fat things.

Isaiah xxv. 6.

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.

Isaiah xxviii. 10.

We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.

Isaiah xxviii. 15.

Their strength is to sit still.

Isaiah xxx. 7.

Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book.

Isaiah xxx. 8.

The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

Isaiah xxxv. 1.

Thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed.

Isaiah xxxvi. 6.

Set thine house in order.

Isaiah xxxviii. 1.

All flesh is grass.

Isaiah xl. 6.

The nations are as a drop of a bucket.

Isaiah xl. 15.

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.

Isaiah xlii. 3.

There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.

Isaiah xlviii. 22.

He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter.

Isaiah liii. 7.

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts.

Isaiah lv. 7.

A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.

Isaiah lx. 22.

Give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

Isaiah lxi. 3.

I have trodden the wine-press alone.

Isaiah lxiii. 3.

We all do fade as a leaf.

Isaiah lxiv. 6.

Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Jeremiah vi. 14; viii. 11.

Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein.[835-1]

Jeremiah vi. 16.

Amend your ways and your doings.

Jeremiah vii. 3; xxvi. 13.

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?

Jeremiah viii. 22.

Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men!

Jeremiah ix. 2.

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?

Jeremiah xiii. 23.

A man of strife and a man of contention.

Jeremiah xv. 10.

Written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond.

Jeremiah xvii. 1.

He shall be buried with the burial of an ass.

Jeremiah xxii. 19.

As if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

Ezekiel x. 10.

The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

Ezekiel xviii. 2; (Jeremiah xxxi. 29.)

Stood at the parting of the way.

Ezekiel xxi. 21.

Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Daniel v. 27.

According to the law of the Medes and Persians.

Daniel vi. 12.

Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Daniel xii. 4.

They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

Hosea viii. 7.

I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes.

Hosea viii. 10.

Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

Joel ii. 28.

Multitudes in the valley of decision.

Joel iii. 14.

They shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree.

Micah iv. 4.

Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Habakkuk ii. 2.

Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?

Zechariah i. 5.

For who hath despised the day of small things?

Zechariah iv. 10.

Prisoners of hope.

Zechariah ix. 12.

I was wounded in the house of my friends.

Zechariah xiii. 6.

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.

Malachi iv. 2.

Great is truth, and mighty above all things.[836-1]

1 Esdras iv. 41.

Unto you is paradise opened.

2 Esdras viii. 52.

I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.

2 Esdras xiv. 25.

So they [Azarias and Tobias] went forth both, and the young man's dog went with them.

Tobit v. 16.

So they went their way, and the dog went after them.

Tobit xi. 4.

Our time is a very shadow that passeth away.

Wisdom of Solomon ii. 5.

Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds before they be withered.

Wisdom of Solomon ii. 8.

Wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.

Wisdom of Solomon iv. 8.

When I was born I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.[837-1]

Wisdom of Solomon vii. 3.

Observe the opportunity.

Ecclesiasticus iv. 20.

Be not ignorant of anything in a great matter or a small.

Ecclesiasticus v. 15.

Whatsoever thou takest in hand, remember the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.

Ecclesiasticus vii. 36.

Miss not the discourse of the elders.

Ecclesiasticus viii. 9.

Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.

Ecclesiasticus ix. 10.

He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.

Ecclesiasticus xiii. 1.

He will laugh thee to scorn.

Ecclesiasticus xiii. 7.

Gladness of heart is the life of man, and the joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days.

Ecclesiasticus xxx. 22.

Consider that I laboured not for myself only, but for all them that seek learning.

Ecclesiasticus xxxiii. 17.

For of the most High cometh healing.

Ecclesiasticus xxxviii. 2.

Whose talk is of bullocks.

Ecclesiasticus xxxviii. 25.

These were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of the times.

Ecclesiasticus xliv. 7.

There be of them that have left a name behind them.

Ecclesiasticus xliv. 8.

Nicanor lay dead in his harness.

2 Maccabees xv. 28.

If I have done well, and as is fitting, . . . it is that which I desired; but if slenderly and meanly, it is that which I could attain unto.

2 Maccabees xv. 38.


[815-1] See Cowper, page 421.

[816-1] The place thereof shall know it no more.—Psalm ciii. 16.

Usually quoted, "The place that has known him shall know him no more."

[818-1] Of very babes.—Book of Common Prayer.

[818-2] Thou madest him lower than.—Book of Common Prayer.

[818-3] The lot is fallen unto me in a fair ground.—Book of Common Prayer.

[818-4] Apple of an eye.—Book of Common Prayer.

[818-5] He rode upon the cherubim, and did fly; he came flying upon the wings of the wind.—Book of Common Prayer.

[819-1] One day telleth another; and one night certifieth another.—Book of Common Prayer.

[819-2] He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.—Book of Common Prayer.

[819-3] Thy rod and thy staff comfort me.—Book of Common Prayer.

[819-4] My cup shall be full.—Book of Common Prayer.

[819-5] He fashioneth all the hearts of them.—Book of Common Prayer.

[819-6] And yet saw I never . . . begging their bread.—Book of Common Prayer.

[819-7] Flourishing.—Book of Common Prayer.

[819-8] While I was thus musing the fire kindled.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-1] Lord, let me know my end, and the number of my days, that I may be certified how long I have to live.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-2] Every man living is altogether vanity.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-3] And cannot tell.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-4] As the hart desireth the water-brooks.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-5] One deep calleth another.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-6] God is our hope and strength.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-7] The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-8] Nevertheless, man will not abide in honour, seeing he may be compared unto the beasts that perish.—Book of Common Prayer.

[820-9] But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.—Book of Common Prayer.

[821-1] The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his heart.—Book of Common Prayer.

[821-2] Like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears; which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.—Book of Common Prayer.

[821-3] As for the children of men, they are but vanity: the children of men are deceitful upon the weights; they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.—Book of Common Prayer.

[821-4] He shall come down like the rain into a fleece of wool.—Book of Common Prayer.

[821-5] Nor yet.—Book of Common Prayer.

[821-6] One day in thy courts.—Book of Common Prayer.

[821-7] Ungodliness.—Book of Common Prayer.

[822-1] Seeing that is past.—Book of Common Prayer.

[822-2] We bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.—Book of Common Prayer.

[822-3] The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.—Book of Common Prayer.

[822-4] Prosper thou the work of our hands upon us; oh prosper thou our handiwork.—Book of Common Prayer.

[822-5] I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope and my stronghold; my God, in him will I trust.—Book of Common Prayer.

[822-6] For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.—Book of Common Prayer.

[822-7] Like a palm-tree, and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.—Book of Common Prayer.

[822-8] The Lord is king; the earth may be glad thereof.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-1] The days of man are but as grass; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-2] For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-3] To his work.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-4] And occupy their business.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-5] In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will-offerings with an holy worship: the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-6] Right dear.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-7] The same stone which the builders refused is become the head stone in the corner.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-8] I have more understanding than my teachers: for thy testimonies are my study.—Book of Common Prayer.

[823-9] A lantern unto my feet, and a light unto my paths.—Book of Common Prayer.

[824-1] The sun shall not burn thee by day, neither the moon by night.—Book of Common Prayer.

[824-2] Plenteousness.—Book of Common Prayer.

[824-3] Like the olive branches.—Book of Common Prayer.

[824-4] I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyes to slumber.—Book of Common Prayer.

[824-5] How good and joyful a thing it is, brethren.—Book of Common Prayer.

[824-6] As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees.—Book of Common Prayer.

[824-7] And remain.—Book of Common Prayer.

[824-8] Though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.—Book of Common Prayer.

[830-1] See Terence, page 702.

[835-1] Stare super vias antiquas.—The Vulgate.

[836-1] Magna est veritas et praevalet—The Vulgate.

Usually quoted "Magna est veritas et praevalebit."

[837-1] See Pliny, page 717.


Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Matthew ii. 18; Jeremiah xxxi. 15.

Man shall not live by bread alone.

Matthew iv. 4; Deuteronomy viii. 3.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?

Matthew v. 13.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Matthew v. 14.

Ye have heard that it have been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

Matthew v. 43.

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them.

Matthew vi. 1.

When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.

Matthew vi. 3.

They think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Matthew vi. 7.

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.

Matthew vi. 20.

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew vi. 21.

The light of the body is the eye.

Matthew vi. 22.

Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.

Matthew vi. 24.

Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink.

Matthew vi. 25.

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.

Matthew vi. 28.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew vi. 34.

Neither cast ye your pearls before swine.

Matthew vii. 6.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Matthew vii. 7.

Every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth.

Matthew vii. 8.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Matthew vii. 9.

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Matthew vii. 12.

Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction.

Matthew vii. 13.

Strait is the gate and narrow is the way.

Matthew vii. 14.

By their fruits ye shall know them.

Matthew vii. 20.

It was founded upon a rock.

Matthew vii. 25.

The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head.

Matthew viii. 20.

The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.

Matthew ix. 37.

Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Matthew x. 16.

The very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Matthew x. 30.

Wisdom is justified of her children.

Matthew xi. 19; Luke vii. 35.

The tree is known by his fruit.

Matthew xii. 33.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Matthew xii. 34.

Pearl of great price.

Matthew xiii. 46.

A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country and in his own house.

Matthew xiii. 57.

Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

Matthew xiv. 27.

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Matthew xv. 14.

The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

Matthew xv. 27.

When it is evening, ye say it will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

Matthew xvi. 2.

The signs of the times.

Matthew xvi. 3.

Get thee behind me, Satan.

Matthew xvi. 23.

What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Matthew xvi. 26.

It is good for us to be here.

Matthew xvii. 4.

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Matthew xix. 6.

Love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew xix. 19.

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Matthew xix. 24.

Borne the burden and heat of the day.

Matthew xx. 12.

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?

Matthew xx. 15.

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew xxii. 14.

They made light of it.

Matthew xxii. 5.

Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's.

Matthew xxii. 21.

Woe unto you, . . . for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin.

Matthew xxiii. 23.

Blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Matthew xxiii. 24.

Whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones.

Matthew xxiii. 27.

As a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings.

Matthew xxiii. 37.

Wars and rumours of wars.

Matthew xxiv. 6.

The end is not yet.

Matthew xxiv. 6.

Wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Matthew xxiv. 28.

Abomination of desolation.

Matthew xxiv. 15; Mark xiii. 14.

Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

Matthew xxv. 29.

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Matthew xxvi. 41.

The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.

Mark ii. 27.

If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Mark iii. 25.

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Mark iv. 9.

My name is Legion.

Mark v. 9.

My little daughter lieth at the point of death.

Mark v. 23.

Clothed, and in his right mind.

Mark v. 15; Luke viii. 35.

Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Mark ix. 44.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke ii. 14.

The axe is laid unto the root of the trees.

Luke iii. 9.

Physician, heal thyself.

Luke iv. 23.

Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!

Luke vi. 26.

Nothing is secret which shall not be made manifest.

Luke viii. 17.

Peace be to this house.

Luke x. 5.

The labourer is worthy of his hire.

Luke x. 7; 1 Timothy v. 18.

Go, and do thou likewise.

Luke x. 37.

But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke x. 42.

He that is not with me is against me.

Luke xi. 23.

Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Luke xii. 19.

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning.

Luke xii. 35.

Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it.

Luke xiv. 28.

The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

Luke xvi. 8.

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea.

Luke xvii. 2.

Remember Lot's wife.

Luke xvii. 32.

Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee.

Luke xix. 22.

If they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

Luke xxiii. 31.

He was a good man, and a just.

Luke xxiii. 50.

Did not our heart burn within us while he talked with us?

Luke xxiv. 32.

The true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John i. 9.

Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?

John i. 46.

The wind bloweth where it listeth.

John iii. 8.

He was a burning and a shining light.

John v. 35.

Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

John vi. 12.

Judge not according to the appearance.

John vii. 24.

The truth shall make you free.

John viii. 32.

There is no truth in him.

John viii. 44.

The night cometh when no man can work.

John ix. 4.

The poor always ye have with you.

John xii. 8.

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.

John xii. 35.

Let not your heart be troubled.

John xiv. 1.

In my Father's house are many mansions.

John xiv. 2.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John xv. 13.

Thy money perish with thee.

Acts viii. 20.

It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Acts ix. 5.

Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

Acts ix. 36.

Lewd fellows of the baser sort.

Acts xvii. 5.

Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

Acts xix. 28.

The law is open.

Acts xix. 38.

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Acts xx. 35.

Brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel.

Acts xxii. 3.

When I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Acts xxiv. 25.

I appeal unto Caesar.

Acts xxx. 11.

Words of truth and soberness.

Acts xxvi. 25.

For this thing was not done in a corner.

Acts xxvi. 26.

Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

Acts xxvi. 28.

There is no respect of persons with God.

Romans ii. 11.

Fear of God before their eyes.

Romans ii. 18.

God forbid.

Romans ii. 31.

Who against hope believed in hope.

Romans iv. 18.

Speak after the manner of men.

Romans vi. 19.

The wages of sin is death.

Romans vi. 23.

For the good that I would I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Romans viii. 19.

All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans viii. 28.

Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Romans ix. 21.

A zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Romans x. 2.

Given to hospitality.

Romans xii. 13.

Be not wise in your own conceits.

Romans xii. 16.

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Romans xii. 17.

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans xii. 18.

If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

Romans xii. 20.

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans xii. 21.

The powers that be are ordained of God.

Romans xiii. 1.

Render therefore to all their dues.

Romans xiii. 7.

Owe no man anything, but to love one another.

Romans xiii. 8.

Love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans xiii. 10.

Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Romans xiv. 5.

God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty.

1 Corinthians i. 27.

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

1 Corinthians iii. 6.

Every man's work shall be made manifest.

1 Corinthians iii. 13.

Not to think of men above that which is written.[845-1]

1 Corinthians iv. 6.

Absent in body, but present in spirit.

1 Corinthians v. 3.

The fashion of this world passeth away.

1 Corinthians vii. 31.

I am made all things to all men.

1 Corinthians ix. 22.

Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

1 Corinthians x. 12.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1 Corinthians xiii. 1.

Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians xiii. 2.

Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

1 Corinthians xiii. 4.

We know in part, and we prophesy in part.

1 Corinthians xiii. 9.

When I was a child, I spake as a child. . . . When I became a man, I put away childish things.

1 Corinthians xiii. 11.

Now we see through a glass, darkly.

1 Corinthians xiii. 12.

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Corinthians xiii. 13.

If the trumpet give an uncertain sound.

1 Corinthians xiv. 8.

Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 Corinthians xiv. 40.

Evil communications corrupt good manners.[846-1]

1 Corinthians xv. 33.

The first man is of the earth, earthy.

1 Corinthians xv. 47.

In the twinkling of an eye.

1 Corinthians xv. 52.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1 Corinthians xv. 55.

Not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

2 Corinthians iii. 6.

We have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.

2 Corinthians iii. 12.

We walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians v. 7.

Now is the accepted time.

2 Corinthians vi. 2.

By evil report and good report.

2 Corinthians vi. 8.

As having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

2 Corinthians vi. 10.

Though I be rude in speech.

2 Corinthians xi. 6.

Forty stripes save one.

2 Corinthians xi. 24.

A thorn in the flesh.

2 Corinthians xii. 7.

Strength is made perfect in weakness.

2 Corinthians xii. 9.

The right hands of fellowship.

Galatians ii. 9.

Weak and beggarly elements.

Galatians iv. 9.

It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing.

Galatians iv. 18.

Ye are fallen from grace.

Galatians v. 4.

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

Galatians v. 9.

Every man shall bear his own burden.

Galatians vi. 5.

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Galatians vi. 7.

Middle wall of partition.

Ephesians ii. 14.

Carried about with every wind of doctrine.

Ephesians iv. 14.

Speak every man truth with his neighbour.

Ephesians iv. 25.

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.

Ephesians iv. 26.

To live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Philippians i. 21.

Whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame.

Philippians iii. 19.

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding.

Philippians iv. 7.

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians iv. 8.

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Philippians iv. 11.

Touch not; taste not; handle not.

Colossians ii. 21.

Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.

Colossians iii. 2.

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt.

Colossians iv. 6.

Labour of love.

1 Thessalonians i. 3.

Study to be quiet.

1 Thessalonians iv. 11.

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1 Thessalonians v. 21.

The law is good, if a man use it lawfully.

1 Timothy i. 8.

Not greedy of filthy lucre.

1 Timothy iii. 3.

He hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

1 Timothy v. 8.

Busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

1 Timothy v. 13.

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake.

1 Timothy v. 23.

The love of money is the root of all evil.

1 Timothy vi. 10.

Fight the good fight.

1 Timothy vi. 12.

Rich in good works.

1 Timothy vi. 18.

Science falsely so called.

1 Timothy vi. 20.

A workman that needeth not to be ashamed.

2 Timothy ii. 15.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy iv. 7.

Unto the pure all things are pure.

Titus i. 15.

Such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

Hebrews v. 12.

Every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

Hebrews v. 13.

Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age.

Hebrews v. 14.

If God be for us, who can be against us.

Hebrews viii. 31.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews xi. 1.

Of whom the world was not worthy.

Hebrews xi. 38.

A cloud of witnesses.

Hebrews xii. 1.

Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.

Hebrews xii. 6.

The spirits of just men made perfect.

Hebrews xii. 23.

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Hebrews xiii. 2.

Yesterday, and to-day, and forever.

Hebrews xiii. 8.

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.

James i. 12.

Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.

James i. 19.

How great a matter a little fire kindleth!

James iii. 5.

The tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil.[849-1]

James iii. 8.

Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

James iv. 7.

Hope to the end.

1 Peter i. 13.

Fear God. Honour the king.

1 Peter ii. 17.

Ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.

1 Peter iii. 4.

Giving honour unto the wife as unto the weaker vessel.

1 Peter iii. 7.

Be ye all of one mind.

1 Peter iii. 8.

Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

1 Peter iv. 8.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

1 Peter v. 8.

And the day star arise in your hearts.

2 Peter i. 19.

The dog is turned to his own vomit again.

2 Peter ii. 22.

Bowels of compassion.

1 John iii. 17.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.

1 John iv. 18.

Be thou faithful unto death.

Revelation ii. 10.

He shall rule them with a rod of iron.

Revelation ii. 27.

All nations and kindreds and tongues.

Revelation vii. 9.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Revelation xxii. 13.


[845-1] Usually quoted, "To be wise above that which is written."

[846-1] Phtheirousin ethe chresth' omiliai kakai.—MENANDER (341 B. C.). (Duebner's edition of his "Fragments," appended to Aristophanes in Didot's Bibliotheca Graeca, p. 102, line 101.)

[849-1] Usually quoted, "The tongue is an unruly member."


We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

Morning Prayer.

The noble army of martyrs.

Morning Prayer.

Afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate.

Prayer for all Conditions of Men.

Have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

The Litany.

From envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness.

The Litany.

The world, the flesh, and the devil.

The Litany.

The kindly fruits of the earth.

The Litany.

Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.

Collect for the Second Sunday in Advent.

Renounce the Devil and all his works.

Baptism of Infants.

Grant that the old Adam in these persons may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in them.

Baptism of those of Riper Years.

The pomps and vanity of this wicked world.


To keep my hands from picking and stealing.


To do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.


An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.


Let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.

Solemnization of Matrimony.

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.

Solemnization of Matrimony.

To love, cherish, and to obey.

Solemnization of Matrimony.

With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.[851-1]

Solemnization of Matrimony.

In the midst of life we are in death.[851-2]

The Burial Service.

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection.

The Burial Service.

Whose service is perfect freedom.

Collect for Peace.

Show thy servant the light of thy countenance.

The Psalter. Psalm xxxi. 18.

But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.

The Psalter. Psalm lv. 14.

Men to be of one mind in an house.

The Psalter. Psalm lxviii. 6.

The iron entered into his soul.

The Psalter. Psalm cv. 18.

The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

The Psalter. Psalm cx. 3.


[851-1] With this ring I thee wed, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.—Book of Common Prayer, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America.

[851-2] This is derived from a Latin antiphon, said to have been composed by Notker, a monk of St. Gall, in 911, while watching some workmen building a bridge at Martinsbruecke, in peril of their lives. It forms the ground-work of Luther's antiphon "De Morte."


Untimely grave.

Psalm vii.

And though he promise to his loss, He makes his promise good.

Psalm xv. 5.

The sweet remembrance of the just Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.

Psalm cxii. 6.


[851-3] Nahum Tate, 1652-1715; Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726.


All the brothers were valiant, and all the sisters virtuous.

From the inscription on the tomb of the Duchess of Newcastle in Westminster Abbey.

Am I not a man and a brother?

From a medallion by Wedgwood (1787), representing a negro in chains, with one knee on the ground, and both hands lifted up to heaven. This was adopted as a characteristic seal by the Antislavery Society of London.

Anything for a quiet life.

Title of a play by Middleton.

Art and part.

A Scotch law-phrase,—an accessory before and after the fact. A man is said to be art and part of a crime when he contrives the manner of the deed, and concurs with and encourages those who commit the crime, although he does not put his own hand to the actual execution of it.—SCOTT: Tales of a Grandfather, chap. xxii. (Execution of Morton.)

Art preservative of all arts.

From the inscription upon the facade of the house at Harlem formerly occupied by Laurent Koster (or Coster), who is charged, among others, with the invention of printing. Mention is first made of this inscription about 1628:—


As gingerly.

CHAPMAN: May Day. SHAKESPEARE: Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Be sure you are right, then go ahead.

The motto of David Crockett in the war of 1812.

Before you could say Jack Robinson.

This current phrase is said to be derived from a humorous song by Hudson, a tobacconist in Shoe Lane, London. He was a professional song-writer and vocalist, who used to be engaged to sing at supper-rooms and theatrical houses.

A warke it ys as easie to be done As tys to saye Jacke! robys on.

HALLIWELL: Archaeological Dictionary. (Cited from an old Play.)

Begging the question.

This is a common logical fallacy, petitio principii; and the first explanation of the phrase is to be found in Aristotle's "Topica," viii. 13, where the five ways of begging the question are set forth. The earliest English work in which the expression is found is "The Arte of Logike plainlie set forth in our English Tongue, &c." (1584.)

Better to wear out than to rust out.

When a friend told Bishop Cumberland (1632-1718) he would wear himself out by his incessant application, "It is better," replied the Bishop, "to wear out than to rust out."—HORNE: Sermon on the Duty of Contending for the Truth.

BOSWELL: Tour to the Hebrides, p. 18, note.

Beware of a man of one book.

When St. Thomas Aquinas was asked in what manner a man might best become learned, he answered, "By reading one book." The homo unius libri is indeed proverbially formidable to all conversational figurantes.—SOUTHEY: The Doctor, p. 164.

Bitter end.

This phrase is nearly without meaning as it is used. The true phrase, "better end," is used properly to designate a crisis, or the moment of an extremity. When in a gale a vessel has paid out all her cable, her cable has run out to the "better end,"—the end which is secured within the vessel and little used. Robinson Crusoe in describing the terrible storm in Yarmouth Roads says, "We rode with two anchors ahead, and the cables veered out to the better end."

Cockles of the heart.

Latham says the most probable explanation of this phrase lies (1) in the likeness of a heart to a cockleshell,—the base of the former being compared to the hinge of the latter; (2) in the zooelogical name for the cockle and its congeners being Cardium, from kardia (heart).

Castles in the air.

This is a proverbial phrase found throughout English literature, the first instance noted being in Sir Philip Sidney's "Defence of Poesy."

Consistency, thou art a jewel.

This is one of those popular sayings—like "Be good, and you will be happy," or "Virtue is its own reward"—that, like Topsy, "never was born, only jist growed." From the earliest times it has been the popular tendency to call this or that cardinal virtue, or bright and shining excellence, a jewel, by way of emphasis. For example, Iago says,—

"Good name, in man or woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls."

Shakespeare elsewhere calls experience a "jewel." Miranda says her modesty is the "jewel" in her dower; and in "All 's Well that ends Well," Diana terms her chastity the "jewel" of her house.—R. A. WIGHT.

O discretion, thou art a jewel!—The Skylark, a Collection of well-chosen English Songs. (London, 1772.)

The origin of this expression is unknown. Some wag of the day allayed public curiosity in regard to its source with the information that it is from the ballad of Robin Roughhead in Murtagh's "Collection of Ballads (1754)." It is needless to say that Murtagh is a verbal phantom, and the ballad of Robin Roughhead first appeared in an American newspaper in 1867.

Cotton is King; or, Slavery in the Light of Political Economy.

This is the title of a book by David Christy (1855).

The expression "Cotton is king" was used by James Henry Hammond in the United States Senate, March, 1858.

Dead as Chelsea.

To get Chelsea: to obtain the benefit of that hospital. "Dead as Chelsea, by God!" an exclamation uttered by a grenadier at Fontenoy, on having his leg carried away by a cannon-ball.—Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1758 (quoted by Brady, "Varieties of Literature," 1826).

Die in the last ditch.

To William of Orange may be ascribed this saying. When Buckingham urged the inevitable destruction which hung over the United Provinces, and asked him whether he did not see that the commonwealth was ruined, "There is one certain means," replied the Prince, "by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin,—I will die in the last ditch."—HUME: History of England. (1622.)

Drive a coach and six through an Act of Parliament.

Macaulay ("History of England," chap. xii.) gives a saying "often in the mouth of Stephen Rice [afterward Chief Baron of the Exchequer], 'I will drive a coach and six through the Act of Settlement.'"

During good behaviour.

That after the said limitation shall take effect, . . . judge's commissions be made quando se bene gesserit.—Statutes 12 and 13 William III. c. 2, sect. 3.

Eclipse first, the rest nowhere.

Declared by Captain O'Kelley at Epsom, May 3, 1769.—Annals of Sporting, vol. ii. p. 271.

Emerald Isle.

Dr. William Drennan (1754-1820) says this expression was first used in a party song called "Erin, to her own Tune," written in 1795. The song appears to have been anonymous.

Era of good feeling.

The title of an article in the "Boston Centinel," July 12, 1817.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.—JOHN PHILPOT CURRAN: Speech upon the Right of Election, 1790. (Speeches. Dublin, 1808.)

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust.—DEMOSTHENES: Philippic 2, sect. 24.

Fiat justitia ruat coelum.

WILLIAM WATSON: Decacordon of Ten Quodlibeticall Questions (1602). PRYNNE: Fresh Discovery of Prodigious New Wandering-Blazing Stars (second edition, London, 1646). WARD: Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America (1647).

Fiat Justitia et ruat Mundus.—Egerton Papers (1552, p. 25). Camden Society (1840). AIKIN: Court and Times of James I., vol. ii. p. 500 (1625).

January 31, 1642, the Duke of Richmond in a speech before the House of Lords used these words: Regnet Justitia et ruat Coelum. (Old Parliamentary History, vol. x. p. 28.)

Free soil, free men, free speech, Fremont.

The Republican Party rallying cry in 1856.

Gentle craft.

According to Brady ("Clavis Calendaria"), this designation arose from the fact that in an old romance a prince of the name of Crispin is made to exercise, in honour of his namesake, Saint Crispin, the trade of shoemaking. There is a tradition that King Edward IV., in one of his disguises, once drank with a party of shoemakers, and pledged them. The story is alluded to in the old play of "George a-Greene" (1599):—

Marry, because you have drank with the King, And the King hath so graciously pledged you, You shall no more be called shoemakers; But you and yours, to the world's end, Shall be called the trade of the gentle craft.

Gentlemen of the French guard, fire first.

Lord C. Hay at the battle of Fontenoy, 1745. To which the Comte d'Auteroches replied, "Sir, we never fire first; please to fire yourselves."—FOURNIER: L'Esprit dans l'histoire.

Good as a play.

An exclamation of Charles II. when in Parliament attending the discussion of Lord Ross's Divorce Bill.

The king remained in the House of Peers while his speech was taken into consideration,—a common practice with him; for the debates amused his sated mind, and were sometimes, he used to say, as good as a comedy.—MACAULAY: Review of the Life and Writings of Sir William Temple.

Nullos his mallem ludos spectasse.—HORACE: Satires, ii. 8, 79.

Greatest happiness of the greatest number.

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.—HUTCHESON: Inquiry concerning Moral Good and Evil, sect. 3. (1720.)

Priestley was the first (unless it was Beccaria) who taught my lips to pronounce this sacred truth,—that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.—BENTHAM: Works, vol. x. p. 142.

The expression is used by Beccaria in the introduction to his "Essay on Crimes and Punishments." (1764.)

Hanging of his cat on Monday For killing of a mouse on Sunday.

Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys (edition of 1805, p. 5).

Hobson's choice.

Tobias Hobson (died 1630) was the first man in England that let out hackney horses. When a man came for a horse he was led into the stable, where there was a great choice, but he obliged him to take the horse which stood next to the stable-door; so that every customer was alike well served according to his chance,—from whence it became a proverb when what ought to be your election was forced upon you, to say, "Hobson's choice."—Spectator, No. 509.

Where to elect there is but one, 'T is Hobson's choice,—take that or none.

THOMAS WARD (1577-1639): England's Reformation, chap. iv. p. 326.

Intolerable in Almighty God to a black beetle.

Lord Coleridge remarked that Maule told him what he said in the "black beetle" matter: "Creswell, who had been his pupil, was on the other side in a case where he was counsel, and was very lofty in his manner. Maule appealed to the court: 'My lords, we are vertebrate animals, we are mammalia! My learned friend's manner would be intolerable in Almighty God to a black beetle.'" (Repeated to a member of the legal profession in the United States.)

It is a far cry to Lochow.

Lochow and the adjacent districts formed the original seat of the Campbells. The expression of "a far cry to Lochow" was proverbial. (Note to Scott's "Rob Roy," chap. xxix.)

Lucid interval.

BACON: Henry VII. SIDNEY: On Government, vol. i. chap. ii. sect. 24. FULLER: A Pisgah Sight of Palestine, book iv. chap. ii. SOUTH: Sermon, vol. viii. p. 403. DRYDEN: MacFlecknoe. MATHEW HENRY: Commentaries, Psalm lxxxviii. JOHNSON: Life of Lyttelton. BURKE: On the French Revolution.

Nisi suadeat intervallis.

BRACTON: Folio 1243 and folio 420 b. Register Original, 267 a.

Mince the matter.

CERVANTES: Don Quixote, Author's Preface. SHAKESPEARE: Othello, act ii. sc. 3. WILLIAM KING: Ulysses and Teresias.

Months without an R.

It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their name to eat an oyster.—BUTLER: Dyet's Dry Dinner. (1599.)

Nation of shopkeepers.

From an oration purporting to have been delivered by Samuel Adams at the State House in Philadelphia, Aug. 1, 1776. (Philadelphia, printed; London, reprinted for E. Johnson, No. 4 Ludgate Hill, 1776.) W. V. Wells, in his Life of Adams, says: "No such American edition has ever been seen, but at least four copies are known of the London issue. A German translation of this oration was printed in 1778, perhaps at Berne; the place of publication is not given."

To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers.—ADAM SMITH: Wealth of Nations, vol. ii. book iv. chap. vii. part 3. (1775.)

And what is true of a shopkeeper is true of a shopkeeping nation.—TUCKER (Dean of Gloucester): Tract. (1766.)

Let Pitt then boast of his victory to his nation of shopkeepers.—BERTRAND BARERE. (June 11, 1794.)

New departure.

This new page opened in the book of our public expenditures, and this new departure taken, which leads into the bottomless gulf of civil pensions and family gratuities.—T. H. BENTON: Speech in the U. S. Senate against a grant to President Harrison's widow, April, 1841.

Nothing succeeds like success.

(Rien ne reussit comme le succes.—DUMAS: Ange Pitou, vol. i. p. 72. 1854.) A French proverb.

Orthodoxy is my doxy; Heterodoxy is another man's doxy.

"I have heard frequent use," said the late Lord Sandwich, in a debate on the Test Laws, "of the words 'orthodoxy' and 'heterodoxy;' but I confess myself at a loss to know precisely what they mean." "Orthodoxy, my Lord," said Bishop Warburton, in a whisper,—"orthodoxy is my doxy; heterodoxy is another man's doxy."—PRIESTLEY: Memoirs, vol. i. p. 572.

Paradise of fools; Fool's paradise.

The earliest instance of this expression is found in William Bullein's "Dialogue," p. 28 (1573). It is used by Shakespeare, Middleton, Milton, Pope, Fielding, Crabbe, and others.

Paying through the nose.

Grimm says that Odin had a poll-tax which was called in Sweden a nose-tax; it was a penny per nose, or poll.—Deutsche Rechts Alterthuemer.

Public trusts.

It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any till they are first proved, and found fit for the business they are to be intrusted with.—MATHEW HENRY: Commentaries, Timothy iii.

To execute laws is a royal office; to execute orders is not to be a king. However, a political executive magistracy, though merely such, is a great trust.—BURKE: On the French Revolution.

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.—THOMAS JEFFERSON ("Winter in Washington, 1807"), in a conversation with Baron Humboldt. See Rayner's "Life of Jefferson," p. 356 (Boston, 1834).

The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.—JOHN C. CALHOUN: Speech, July 13, 1835.

The phrase, "public office is a public trust," has of late become common property.—CHARLES SUMNER (May 31, 1872).

The appointing power of the pope is treated as a public trust.—W. W. CRAPO (1881).

The public offices are a public trust.—DORMAN B. EATON (1881).

Public office is a public trust.—ABRAM S. HEWITT (1883).

He who regards office as a public trust.—DANIEL S. LAMONT (1884).

Rather your room as your company.

Marriage of Wit and Wisdom (circa 1570).

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

From an inscription on the cannon near which the ashes of President John Bradshaw were lodged, on the top of a high hill near Martha Bay in Jamaica.—STILES: History of the Three Judges of King Charles I.

This supposititious epitaph was found among the papers of Mr. Jefferson, and in his handwriting. It was supposed to be one of Dr. Franklin's spirit-stirring inspirations.—RANDALL: Life of Jefferson, vol. iii. p. 585.

Rest and be thankful.

An inscription on a stone seat on the top of one of the Highlands in Scotland. It is also the title of one of Wordsworth's poems.

Rowland for an Oliver.

These were two of the most famous in the list of Charlemagne's twelve peers; and their exploits are rendered so ridiculously and equally extravagant by the old romancers, that from thence arose that saying amongst our plain and sensible ancestors of giving one a "Rowland for his Oliver," to signify the matching one incredible lie with another.—THOMAS WARBURTON.

Sardonic smile.

The island of Sardinia, consisting chiefly of marshes and mountains, has from the earliest period to the present been cursed with a noxious air, an ill-cultivated soil, and a scanty population. The convulsions produced by its poisonous plants gave rise to the expression of sardonic smile, which is as old as Homer (Odyssey, xx. 302).—MAHON: History of England, vol. i. p. 287.

The explanation given by Mahon of the meaning of "sardonic smile" is to be sure the traditional one, and was believed in by the late classical writers. But in the Homeric passage referred to, the word is "sardanion" (sardanion), not "sardonion." There is no evidence that Sardinia was known to the composers of what we call Homer. It looks as though the word was to be connected with the verb sairo, "show the teeth;" "grin like a dog;" hence that the "sardonic smile" was a "grim laugh."—M. H. MORGAN.

Sister Anne, do you see any one coming?

The anxious question of one of the wives of Bluebeard.

Stone-wall Jackson.

This saying took its rise from the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. Said General Bernard E. Bee, "See, there is Jackson, standing like a stone-wall."

The King is dead! Long live the King!

The death of Louis XIV. was announced by the captain of the bodyguard from a window of the state apartment. Raising his truncheon above his head, he broke it in the centre, and throwing the pieces among the crowd, exclaimed in a loud voice, "Le Roi est mort!" Then seizing another staff, he flourished it in the air as he shouted, "Vive le Roi!"—PARDOE: Life of Louis XIV., vol. iii. p. 457.

The woods are full of them!

Alexander Wilson, in the Preface to his "American Ornithology" (1808), quotes these words, and relates the story of a boy who had been gathering flowers. On bringing them to his mother, he said: "Look, my dear ma! What beautiful flowers I have found growing in our place! Why, all the woods are full of them!"

Thin red line.

The Russians dashed on towards that thin red-line streak tipped with a line of steel.—RUSSELL: The British Expedition to the Crimea (revised edition), p. 187.

Soon the men of the column began to see that though the scarlet line was slender, it was very rigid and exact.—KINGLAKE: Invasion of the Crimea, vol. iii. p. 455.

The spruce beauty of the slender red line.—Ibid. (sixth edition), vol. iii. p. 248.

What you are pleased to call your mind.

A solicitor, after hearing Lord Westbury's opinion, ventured to say that he had turned the matter over in his mind, and thought that something might be said on the other side; to which he replied, "Then, sir, you will turn it over once more in what you are pleased to call your mind."—NASH: Life of Lord Westbury, vol. ii. 292.

When in doubt, win the trick.

HOYLE: Twenty-four Rules for Learners, Rule 12.

Wisdom of many and the wit of one.

A definition of a proverb which Lord John Russell gave one morning at breakfast at Mardock's,—"One man's wit, and all men's wisdom."—Memoirs of Mackintosh, vol. ii. p. 473.

Wooden walls of England.

The credite of the Realme, by defending the same with our Wodden Walles, as Themistocles called the Ship of Athens.—Preface to the English translation of Linschoten (London).

* * * * *

But me no buts.

FIELDING: Rape upon Rape, act ii. sc. 2. AARON HILL: Snake in the Grass, sc. 1.

Cause me no causes.

MASSINGER: A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act i. sc. 3.

Clerk me no clerks.

SCOTT: Ivanhoe, chap. xx.

Diamond me no diamonds! prize me no prizes!

TENNYSON: Idylls of the King. Elaine.

End me no ends.

MASSINGER: A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act v. sc. 1.

Fool me no fools.

BULWER: Last Days of Pompeii, book iii. chap. vi.

Front me no fronts.

FORD: The Lady's Trial, act ii. sc. 1.

Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle.

SHAKESPEARE: Richard II., act ii. sc. 3.

Madam me no madam.

DRYDEN: The Wild Gallant, act ii. sc. 2.

Map me no maps.

FIELDING: Rape upon Rape, act i. sc. 5.

Midas me no Midas.

DRYDEN: The Wild Gallant, act ii. sc. 1.

O me no O's.

BEN JONSON: The Case is Altered, act v. sc. 1.

Parish me no parishes.

PEELE: The Old Wives' Tale.

Petition me no petitions.

FIELDING: Tom Thumb, act i. sc. 2.

Play me no plays.

FOOTE: The Knight, act ii.

Plot me no plots.

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER: The Knight of the Burning Pestle, act ii. sc. 5.

Thank me no thanks, nor proud me no prouds.

SHAKESPEARE: Romeo and Juliet, act iii. sc. 5.

Virgin me no virgins.

MASSINGER: A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act iii. sc. 2.

Vow me no vows.

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER: Wit without Money, act iv. sc. 4.


AARON'S serpent, like, 317. Abandon, all hope, 769. Abashed the devil stood, 234. Abbey, buried in the great, 592. Abbots, where slumber, 332. Abdiel, so spake the seraph, 235. Abel, ask counsel at, 815. Abhorred in my imagination, 144. Abide with me, 569. Abi-ezer, vintage of, 814. Ability, knowing how to conceal, 795. out of my lean and low, 77. that they never perform, 102. to execute, 407. to investigate, 750. Able, more performance than they are, 102. Ablest navigators, 430. Abode, dread, 386. Abodes, aiming at the blest, 316. Abominable, newspapers are, 441. Abomination of desolation, 841. Abora, singing of Mount, 500. Abou Ben Adhem, 536. Above, affections on things, 847. all Greek fame, 329. all low delay, 524. all Roman fame, 329. all, this, 130. any Greek or Roman, 267. Lord descended from, 23. that which is written, 845. the reach of ordinary men, 470. the smoke and stir, 243. the vulgar flight, 393. there is a life, 497. they that are, 197. 't is not so, 139. Abra was ready ere I called, 288. Abraham's bosom, sleep in, 97. Abram, O father, 62. Abridgment of all that was pleasant in man, 399. Abroad, came flying all, 23, 327. let the soldier be, 527. the schoolmaster is, 527. Absence conquers love, 679. conspicuous by his, 747. days of, sad and dreary, 802. heart grow fonder in, 581. I dote on his very, 61. makes the heart grow fonder, 581. of mind, your, 509. of occupation is not rest, 415. still increases love, 581. Absent child, my, 79. friends, remember, 757. from him I roam, 497. from the body, 508. in body, but present in spirit, 845. thee from felicity awhile, 146. Absents, presents endear, 509. Absolute, how, the knave is, 143. rule, eye sublime declared, 232. shall, 103. sway, with, 670. Absolutism tempered by assassination, 807. Abstain from beans, 729. Abstinence, easiness to the next, 141. easy as temperance is difficult, 375. Abstract and brief chronicles, 134. Absurd, to reason most, 127. Abundance he shall have, 841. of the heart, out of the, 839. Abuse, stumbling on, 106. Abuses me to damn me, 135. they that level at my, 163. Abused, better to be much, 154. or disabused, by himself, 317. Abusing the king's English, 45. Abysm of time, dark, 42. Abyss, into this wild, 229. Abyssinia, Prince of, 368. Abyssinian maid, it was an, 500. Academe, grove of, 241. Academes that nourish all the world, 56. Accents flow with artless ease, 437. that are ours, 39. Accept a miracle instead of wit, 311. Acceptation, worthy of all, 284. Accepted time, now is the, 846. Access of stupidity, 371. Accident, a happy, 174, 402, 792. of an accident, 426. Accidents by flood and field, 150. chapter of, 353. Accommodated, excellent to be, 89. Accompany old age, that which, 124. Accomplishment of verse, 479. Accompt, more for number than, 48. Accord, good people all with one, 400. According to knowledge, not, 844. to the appearance, 843. Account, beggarly, of empty boxes, 108. sent to my, 132. Accoutred as I was I plunged in, 110. Accurst, not what God blessed, 650. Accuse not nature, 238. Accusing spirit, the, 379. Ace, coldest that ever turned up, 159. Achaians, again to the battle, 516. Ache, charm, with air, 53. penury and imprisonment, 49. while his heart doth, 266. Aches, fill all thy bones with, 42. Achilles absent was Achilles still, 341. assumed, what name, 219. whom we knew, 625. Achilles' tomb, stood upon, 558. wrath to Greece, 336. Aching void, left an, 422. A-cold, poor Tom 's, 147. Acorn, the lofty oak from a small, 459. Acorns, tall oaks from little, 459. Acquaint, when we were first, 449. Acquaintance, decrease it upon better, 45. my guide and mine, 820. people for a visiting, 440. should auld, be forgot, 449. Acquaintances, new, 370. Acquire and beget a temperance, 137. Acre of barren ground, 42. of his neighbor's corn, 472. Acres, Cleon hath a million, 653. few paternal, 334. over whose, walked, 82. Act and know, does both, 263. done at haphazard, 751. in the living present, 612. of common passage, 160. of life, dignity in every, 752. of salvation, 139. prologues to the swelling, 116. that blurs the grace, 140. that roars so loud, 140. well your part, 319. Acts being seven ages, 69. exemplary, lives in, 36. four first, already passed, 312. illustrious, high raptures do infuse, 220. in memory, to keep good, 171. like a Samaritan, 607. little nameless, 467. nobly does well, 307. of dear benevolence, 342. our, our angels are, 183. the best who thinks most, 654. those graceful, 238. unremembered, 467. Acting lies, not in, 320. of a dreadful thing, 111. only when off the stage, 399. Action action action, 741. and counteraction, 409. cause of doing any, 742. circumstance gives character to, 726. faithful in, 323. fine, makes that and the, 204. how like an angel in, 134. in the tented field, 150. is transitory, 465. lies, there the, 139. lose the name of, 136. materials of, are variable, 745. measured by the sentiment, 602. no noble, done, 688. no stronger than a flower, 162. no worthy, done, 688. of the tiger, imitate in war, 91. pious, we sugar o'er, 135. Puritans gave the world, 641. single lovely, 662. suit the, to the word, 137. surfeit out of, 102. vice dignified by, 106. Actions, all her words and, 238. are our epochs, 554. blest at no end of his, 37. great, no opportunities for, 727. habits increased by correspondent, 745. men's, proceed from one source, 743. no other speaker of my living, 101. not always show the man, 320. not our fears make us traitors, 123. of the just, 209. of the last age, 258. speech the image of, 757. virtuous, are born and die, 670. words the shadows of, 729. Actor, condemn not the, 47. well graced, after a, 82. Actors, God and nature fill with, 194. these our, were all spirits, 43. Ad infinitum, so proceed, 290. Ada! sole daughter, 542. Adage, like the poor cat in the, 118. Adam and Eve, son of, 288. cup of cold, 289. Cupid, young, 105, 150. dolve and Eve span, 685. gardener, and his wife, 624. the goodliest man of men, 232. the offending, 90. the old, 850. waked so customed, 234. Adam's ale, and drink of, 289. ear left his voice, in, 237. fall, we sinned all, in, 686. sons born in sin, 190. Adamant, cased in, 484. Adamantine logic of dreamland, 663. Adamas de rupe praestantissimus, 219. Add to golden numbers, 182. Adder, like the deaf, 821. stingeth like an, 828. Adding fuel to the flame, 242. Addison, days and nights to, 369. Address, wiped with a little, 416. Addressing myself to my cap, 798. Adds a precious seeing to the eye, 56. Adhem, Abou Ben, 536. Adhere, nor time nor place did, 118. Adieu, drop a tear and bid, 671. for evermore, 453. my native shore, 540. she cried, 348. so sweetly she bade me, 380. Adjunct, learning is but an, 55. Administered, whate'er is best, 318. Administrations, most competent, 435. Admirable, how express and, 134. Admiral, last of all an, 508. to kill an, 801. Admiration of virtue, 254. from most fastidious critics, 591. of weak minds, 240. season your, for a while, 128. Admire, like those who, us, 796. men of sense approve, fools, 324. where none, 377. Admired, all who saw, 444. by our domestics, 778. disorder, with most, 122. Admit impediments, 163. Admitted to that equal sky, 315. Adolescens moritur, 479. Adonis hath a sweet tooth, my, 33. Adoption tried, their, 129. Adoration, breathless with, 470. Adore the hand that gives the blow, 289. Adores and burns, 316. Adored in every clime, 334. through fear, 421. Adorn a tale, point a moral, 365. looks the cottage might, 398. nothing he did not, 367. Adorns and cheers our way, 399. Adorned in her husband's eye, 463. in naked beauty more, 234. the most when unadorned, 356. whatever he spoke upon, 353. Adorning with so much art, 261. Adornment without embellishment, 705. Adullam, cave, 814. Adulteries of art, than all the, 178. Advantage dressed, nature to, 323. feet nailed for our, 82. forget at times with, 709. Advantageous to life, 43. Adventure of the diver, 643. Adventuring both, oft found both, 60. Adversaries, as, do in law, 72. souls of fearful, 95. Adversary had written a book, 817. the devil, your, 849. Adversite, fortunes sharpe, 5. Adversity blessing of the New Testament, 164. bruised with, 50. contending with, 190. crossed with, a man I am, 44. day of, 828, 830. education a refuge in, 762. good things that belong to, 164. hard upon a man, 580. is not without comforts, 164. of our best friends, 796. sweet are the uses of, 67. test of strong men, 713. tries friends, 713. what way to endure, 704. Adversity's sweet milk, 108. Advice cannot inspire conduct, 796. Creator not taking, 768. few profit by, 708. nothing given so profusely as, 795. 't was good, 444. Advices, lengthened sage, 451. Advise another, easy to, 757. whom none could, 26. AEgroto dum anima est, 349. Aerial, upon rock, 480. Aery light, his sleep was, 234. Afeard, soldier and, 124. Affair, consider what precedes in every, 746. this world is a strange, 797. Affairs of love, office and, 51. of men, the gods superintend the, 760. of men, tide in the, 115. ridiculous in serious, 735. Affect, study what you most, 72. Affects to nod, 271. Affected, to be zealously, 846. Affecting, natural, simple, he was, 399. Affection cannot hold the bent, 75. hateth nicer hands, 27. preferment goes by letter and, 149. strong to me-wards, 202. Affections dark as Erebus, 66. mild, of, 335. on things above, 847. run to waste, 546. Afflicted or distressed, 850. Affliction may smile again, 54. tries our virtue, 380. Affliction's heaviest shower, 482. sons are brothers, 447. Affrighted nature recoils, 411. Affront, fear is, 313. me, a well-bred man will not, 415. Afraid, be not, it is I, 840. whistling to keep from being, 277. Afric maps, geographers in, 289. Afric's burning shore, 388. sunny fountains, 536. Africa and golden joys, 90. After death the doctor, 205. looking before and, 142. me the deluge, 205. the war aid, 205. times, light for, 507. times, written to, 253. us the deluge, 807. which was before come, 212. After-loss, drop in for an, 162. Afternoon, custom of the, 132. multitude call the, 56. of her best days, 97. Afton, flow gently sweet, 449. Again, cut and come, 444. not look upon his like, 128. Against me, not with me is, 842. Agamemnon, brave men before, 555, 706. Agate-stone, no bigger than an, 104. Age ache penury, 49. actions of the last, 258. against time and, 24. and body of the time, 137. and clime, in every, 349. and dust, pays us with, 26. and hunger, 69. beautiful and free is their old, 471. be comfort to my, 67. begins anew, the world's great, 566. best in four things, 171. best viaticum of old, 762. cannot wither her, 157. comes on apace, 428. come to thy grave in full, 816. companions for middle, 165. crabbed, and youth, 163. cradle of reposing, 328. dallies like the old, 75. disgrace of wickedness added to old, 735. every, has its pleasures, 800. father of all in every, 334. grow dim with, 299. he that dies in old, 756. he was not of an, 179. heritage of old, 608. in a full, come to thy grave, 816. in a good old, 812. in a green old, 341. in commendation of, 171. in the summer of her, 276. is as a lusty winter, 67. is grown so picked, 143. is in the wit is out, when the, 52. labour of an, 251. master spirits of this, 112. mirror to a gaping, 564. monumental pomp of, 479. most remote from infancy, 799. naked in mine, to mine enemies, 100. narrative with, 337. of cards, old, 321. of chivalry is gone, 410. of ease, youth, of labor, 396. of gold, fetch the, 251. of revolution and reformation, 435. of sophisters, 410. old and well stricken in, 813. old, in this universal man, 169. or antiquity is accounted, 169. prayer-books are the toys of, 318. pyramids doting with, 222. scarce expect one of my, 459. serene and bright, an old, 475. shakes Athena's tower, 541. should accompany old, 124. silvered o'er with, his head was, 348. smack of, in you, 88. small for its, 767. soul of the, 179. staff of my, 62. strong meat for full, 848. talking, made for, 395. that melts in unperceived decay, 365. that which should accompany old, 124. thou art shamed, 110. to perform promises of youth, 368. too late or cold, 238. torrent of a downward, 356. 'twixt boy and youth, 489. unspotted life is old, 836. veracity which increases with, 796. what more honourable than, 171. without a name, 493. worm at the root of, 423. worn away with, 347. you 'd scarce expect one of my, 459. Ages, alike all, 395. ere Homer's lamp appeared, 414. ere the Mantuan swan was heard, 414. famous to all, 254. heir of all the, 626. hence, how many, 112. his acts being seven, 69. of eternity, mighty, 642. on ages, 674. once in the flight of, 496. onward roll, the great, 624. rock of, 432. stamp and esteem of, 266. three poets in three distant, 270. through the, 626. to the next, 170. unborn crowd not on my soul, 383. wakens the slumbering, 594. women faded for, 648. ye unborn, 383. Age's alms, prayers which are old, 25. tooth, poison for the, 78. Aged bosom, confidence in an, 364. ears play truant at his tales, 55. later times are more, 169. men full loth and slow, 492. Agencies vary, how widely its, 585. Agent, trust no, 51. Agesilaus toying with his children, 737. Aggravate your choler, 89. A-gley, gang aft, 446. Agnes, the world dear, 797. Ago, mighty while, 177. Agonies, exultations, and, 471. Agony, all we know of, 562. cannot be remembered, 504. distrest, though oft to, 482. swimmer in his, 557. with words, charm, 53. Agree as angels do above, 221. on the stage, 441. those who, with us, 796. though all things differ, all, 333. Agreed to differ, 506. Agreement with hell, 834. Agricultural population the bravest, 719. Ah Sin was his name, 669. Aid, after war, 203. alliteration 's artful, 413. for some wretch's, 333. friend of pleasure wisdom's, 390. of ornament, the foreign, 356. Ails it now, something, 472. Aim, better have failed in the high, 651. our being's end and, 318. Aiming at what 's far, 698. Air a chartered libertine, 91. ampler ether, diviner, 482. and harmony of shape, 287. around with beauty, 545. babbling gossip of the, 75. be shook to, 102. bird of the, 831. birds of the, have nests, 839. bites shrewdly, 130. breasts the keen, 394. breath of flowers sweeter in the, 167. burns frore, the parching, 228. castles in the, 187, 791, 854. charm ache with, 53. couriers of the, 118. desert rocks and fleeting, 181. dewy freshness fills the, 507. do not saw the, 137. eating the, 88. every flower enjoys the, 466. fairer than the evening, 41. field of, through the, 424. freshness fills the silent, 507. heaven's sweetest, 162. her keel plows, 37. her manners and her, 444. hurtles in the darkened, 384. I drew in the common, 837. I 'll charm the, 123. in heaven's sweetest, 162. into the murky, 239. is calm and pleasant, when the, 254. is delicate, the, 117. is full of farewells, 615. love free as, 333. melted into thin, 43. meteor to the troubled, 383. mocking the, with colors, 80. most excellent canopy, 134. nipping and an eager, 130. of delightful studies, 253. of glory, walking in an, 263. recommends itself, 117. scent the morning, 132. sewers annoy the, 239. shut up for want of, 307. spread his sweet leaves to the, 104. strike our tune, let the, 173. summer's noontide, 227. sweetness in the desert, 385. sweetness on the desert, 385. their lungs receive our, 418. thoughts shut up want, 307. through the field of, 424. throw a straw into the, 195. to rain in the, 30. trifles light as, 154. with barbarous dissonance, 245. with beauty, fills the, 545. with idle state, mock the, 383. Airs and madrigals, 254. fresh gales and gentle, 238. from heaven, bring with thee, 130. lap me in soft Lydian, 249. melting, or martial, 422. of England, martial, 533. who shall silence all the, 254. Air-drawn dagger, 122. Airly, to take in God, gut to git up, 658. Airy hopes my children, 480. nothing, a local habitation, 59. purposes, execute their, 224. reveries so, 419. servitors, nimble and, 253. tongues that syllable, 243. Aisle, long drawn, 384. Aisles of Christian Rome, 598. Ajax asks no more, 340. prayer of, was for light, 614. strives some rock to throw, 324. the great himself a host, 337. Akin to love, pity 's, 282. Alabaster, as monumental, 156. grandsire cut in, 60. Alacrity in sinking, a kind of, 46. Alarms, serene amidst, 428. Alarums changed to merry meetings, 95. Alcibiades and his dog, 733. Alcides' equal, 714. Alcoran, the Talmud and the, 166. Aldeborontiphoscophornio, 285. Alderman's forefinger, 104. Aldivalloch, Roy's wife of, 674. Ale and safety, a pot of, 91. drink of Adam's, 289. God send thee good, 23. no more cakes and, 75. older than their, 397. quart of mighty, 3. size of pots of, 210. spicy nut-brown, 249. Alexander and Darius, 732. and Diogenes, 727. and Parmenio, 732. I would be Diogenes if I were not, 739. in the Olympic race, 732. noble dust of, 144. wept that he had not conquered a world, 730. Alexandrine, needless, 324. Algebra, tell what hour by, 210. Alice, don't you remember sweet, 680. Alien corn, amid the, 575. Alike all ages, 395. Alive and so bold O earth, 566. at this day, the bricks are, 94. bliss to be, 476. All above is grace, 270. are needed by each one, 598. cared not to be at, 226. cry and no wool, 211. fear none aid you, 319. flesh is grass, 834. for love, he was, 436. good to me is lost, 231. having nothing yet hath, 174. in all, manner is, 414. in all, take him for, 128. in the morning betime, 142. is done that men can do, 453. is lost save honour, 807. is not gold that glisteneth, 173. is not lost, 223. is vanity, 829, 830. is well, if the end be well, 802. is well that ends well, 13. men are liars, 823. men have their price, 304. my pretty chickens, 124. of one mind, be ye, 849. shall die, 89. that a man hath will he give, 816. that lives must die, 127. that may become a man, 118. that men held wise, 217. that we believe of heaven, 280. the brothers valiant, 852. the sisters virtuous, 852. the world and his wife, 293. the world, for, 90. things produced by fate, 765. things that are, 62, 183. things to all men, 845. things work together, 844. this and heaven too, 282. Alla, fire from, 549. Allaying Thames, with no, 259. Tiber, not a drop of, 103. Alle night with open eye, 1. Allegory, headstrong as an, 440. Alliances, entangling, 435. permanent, 425. Allies, thou hast great, 471. Alliteration 's artful aid, 413. Allure thee, if parts, 319. Allured to brighter worlds, 396. Ally, woman's natural, 698. Almanacs of the last year, 258. Almighty dollar, the, 536. eye, could not 'scape the, 314. God, first planted a garden, 167. gold, 178, 431. form, the, 547. gentlemen, 268. hand, led by the, 261. Lord, vicar of the, 6. Almighty's orders, the, 299. Almost at odds with morning, 123. Alms before men, 838. prayers which are old age's, 25. when thou doest, 838. who gives himself with his, 658. Aloft, cherub that sits up, 436. his soul has gone, 436. Almsdeeds, good works and, 843. Alone all all alone, 498. all we ask is to be let, 679. I did it.—Boy! 103. in solitude we are least, 544. man should not be, 812. never appear the Immortals, 502. never say that you are, 743. on a wide wide sea, 498. than when alone never less, 431, 455. that worn-out word, 606. with his glory, 563. with noble thoughts, 34. Alonso of Arragon, 171. Aloof, they stood, 500. Alp, many a fiery, 228. Alph, the sacred river, 500. Alpha and Omega, 849. Alphonso's hints for the creation, 768. Alps on Alps arise, 323. though perched on, 309. Alraschid, golden prince of, 623. Altama murmurs wild, 398. Altar, love I bow before thine, 392. reach the skies, let its, 465. Altars, priests, victims, 333. strike for your, 561. Altar-stairs, world's, 632. Alteration finds, alters when it, 163. Altissima quaeque flumina, 25. Alway, I would not live, 678, 816. Always find us young, 599. to be blest, 315. Am, I am that I, 163. Amaranthine flower of faith, 482. Amaryllis in the shade, 247. Amaze me, it doth, 110. the unlearned, 324. Amazed the gazing rustics, 397. Amazing brightness, 280. Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad, 175. Amber, bee enclosed in, 722. flies in, 168. fly in a bead of, 203. pipe tipped with, 555. scent of odorous perfume, 242. snuff-box, 326. straws in, 327. whose foam is, 257. Amber-dropping hair, 246. Ambition and pride of kings, low, 314. and thirst of praise, low, 414. finds such joy, 231. fling away, 100. heart's supreme, 377. loves to slide not stand, 267. lowly laid, high, 487. made of sterner stuff, 113. of a private man, 419. of man, crueltie and, 27. the soldier's virtue, 158. thriftless, 120. to reign is worth, 224. virtue, wars that make, 154. which o'erleaps itself, vaulting, 118. Ambition's ladder, lowliness is, 111. Ambitious finger, from his, 98. Ambrosial curls, 337. Ambuscadoes, breaches, 105. Ambush of my name, 47. Amen, God help me, 776. stuck in my throat, 119. Amend your ways, 835. America, epocha in history of, 429. half-brother of the world, 654. has furnished a Washington, 530. American book, who reads an, 462. flag, haul down the, 678. I also am an, 530. I was born an, 533. I will live and die an, 533. idea, what I call the, 639. if I were an, 364. not a Virginian, but an, 429. strand, 205. Americans, good, 638. Amiable weakness, 364, 442. weaknesses, 430. Amicably if they can, 505. Amice gray, in, 241. Amiss, better to love, 444. never anything can be, 59. nothing comes, 72. Ammiral, mast of some great, 224. Among them but not of them, 544. Amorous causes, offence springs from, 325. delay, reluctant, 232. descant sung, 233. fond and billing, 215. looking-glass, court an, 95. Amos Cottle! Phoebus! what a name! 539. Amphitrio, into the shape of, 32. Amphitryon, the real, 798. the true, 277. Ample room and verge enough, 383. Ampler ether, 482. Amuck, to run, 328. Amusements, friend to public, 371. Anarch lets the curtain fall, 332. Anarchy, digest of, 409. eternal, hold, 229. of drink, wild, 180. Anatomy, a mere, 50. Ancestor, I am my own, 806. Ancestors are very good kind of folks, 440. glorious, 310. look backward to their, 409. no need of, 801. of nature, 229. that come after him, 44. the glory belongs to our, 729. think of your, 747. wisdom of our, 407. Ancestral trees, tall, 569. voices, 500. Anchor of our peace at home, 435. Anchors, great, heaps of pearl, 96. moor with two, 708. that hold a mother, 697. Anchored ne'er shall be, 543. Anchorite, saintship of an, 540. Ancient and fish-like smell, 43. and honorable, 833. as the sun, hills, 572. days, dames of, 395. ears, ring in my, 106. grudge I bear him, 61. landmark, remove not the, 828. tales say true, if, 540. times, these are the, 169. trusty drouthy crony, 451. Ancients of the earth, we are, 627. were not acquainted, 740. Anderson my jo John, John, 449. Anecdotage, man in his, 609. Angel appear to each lover, 305. consideration like an, 90. curses his better, 156. death and his Maker, 502. down, she drew an, 272. dropped from the clouds, 86. ended, the, 237. good and bad, 187. guardian, o'er his life, 455. hands to valour given, 574. hold the fleet, 362, 618. hope thou hovering, 243. in action how like an, 134. ministering, 144, 490. on the outward side, 49. or earthly paragon, 160. shook his wings, as if an, 414. should write, though an, 520. sings, in his motion like an, 65. the recording, 379. thou hovering, 243. visits few and far between, 514. whiteness, 52. who wrote like an, 388. yet in this, of habits devil is, 141. Angels alone enjoy such liberty, 260. and ministers of grace, 130. are bright still, 124. are, our acts our, 183. are painted fair, 280. aspiring to be, 316. could no more, 307. do above, agree as, 221. down, which would drag, 532. entertained, and, 221. face shined bright, 27. fear to tread, where, 325. fell by that sin, 100. forget-me-nots of the, 616. guard thy bed, holy, 302. help, make assay, 139. in some brighter dreams, 264. laugh at the good he has done, 637. listen when she speaks, 279. little lower than the, 818. men would be, 316. must love Ann Hathaway, 690. ne'er like, till passion dies, 182. plead like, 118. preventing, 269. pure in thought as are, 455. sad as, 513. say sister spirit come away, 334. shared fire with, 549. sung the strain, guardian, 358. thousand liveried, 245. to fall, caused the, 165. tremble while they gaze, 382. trumpet-tongued, 118. unawares, entertained, 848. visits like those of, 355. wake thee, all, 367. weep, make the, 48. weep, tears such as, 225. would be gods, 316. Angel's face shyned bright, 27. tear, passage of an, 576. wing, dropped from an, 484. wing, feather pluckt from an, 484. wings, clip an, 574. Angels' ken, far as, 223. music, 't is, 205. visits short and bright, 281. Angelical, fiend, 107. Anger, biting for, 222. he that is slow to, 827. is like a full-hot horse, 98. is one of the sinews of the soul, 222. more in sorrow than, 128. of his lip, contempt and, 76. of lovers, 708. Angle, a brother of the, 207. Angler, if he be an honest, 208. no man is born an, 206. now with God, excellent, 208. Anglers or very honest men, 208. Angling, be quiet and go a, 208. deserves commendations, 207. innocent recreation, 208. is somewhat like poetry, 207. like mathematics, 206. like virtue, 207. wagered on your, 158. Angling-rod, a sturdy oak his, 217. Angry, be ye, and sin not, 847. flood, leap into this, 110. heaven is not always, 289. passions rise, never let your, 302. reckon the days you have not been, 745. repeat the four-and-twenty letters when, 735. Anguish, another's, 104. here tell your, 524. hopeless, poured his groan, 366. wring the brow, 490. Angularity of facts, 601. Animal, happiness of the rational, 755. man is a noble, 219. man is a two-legged, 763. self-preservation of an, 764. Animated bust or storied urn, 384. only by faith and hope, 369. Anise and cumin, 840. Ann Hathaway hath a way, 690. Anna whom three realms obey, 326. Annals are not written, whose, 579. of the brave, 663. of the poor, 324. writ your, true, 103. Anne, yes by Saint, 75. Annihilate space and time, 330. Annihilating all that 's made, 263. die, cannot but by, 236. Anointed king, balm from an, 81. rail on the Lord's, 97. sovereign of sighs and groans, 55. Another and a better world, 805. and the same, 481. horse, give me, 97. man's doxy, 858. man's ground, built on, 45. setteth up, 821. yet the same, 331. Another's and another's, 514. eyes, to choose love by, 57. face commend, 377. sword laid him low, 514. woe, to feel, 334. Answer a fool, 828. a wise man with silence, 730. all things faithfully, 66. echoes answer, 630. him ye owls, 331. me in one word, 70. not every question, 711. soft, turneth away wrath, 826. the better, 52. ye evening tapers, 636. Answers till a husband cools, never, 321. Ant, go to

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