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1814.

DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS.

OF

QUOTATIONS

FROM

THE BRITISH POETS.

IN THREE PARTS.

PART THE FIRST.

Shakspeare.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

THE PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE CHARTS, &c. &c. &c.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR
.. G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER,

AVE MARIA LANE.

1824.

SHACKELL AND ARROWSMITH, JOHNSON'S-COURT. · PREFACE.

The rapid sale and acknowledged utility of the various “ Dictionaries of Quotations” from the Latin, French, and other foreign languages, and in particular of that so ably compiled by Mr. Macdonnel, of the Temple, naturally suggested the idea of a similar work in English. It was not, however, without considerable hesitation that the compiler of these volumes entered upon his labours-rendered more arduous by the extensive range of English literature, and the more general acquaintance of the public with the popular passages of our native authors; and although he has confined his quotations to the poets, yet the exuberance of the materials that crowded upon him occasioned some embarrass.. ment in the selection.

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