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Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back,
Wherein he puts alms for oblivion,
A great-sized monster of ingratitude ;
Those scraps are good deeds past : which are devour'd
As fast as they are made, forgot as soon
As done.

SHAKSPERT, Tro. & Cres. act 3, sc. 3.

I hate ingratitude more in a man
Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,

taint of vice, whose strong corruption Inhabits our frail blood.

SHAKSPERE, Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 4.


Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind

As man's ingratitude.
SHAKSPERE, As you like it, act 2, sc. 7.

As we do turn our backs
From our companion thrown into his grave.
So his familiars to his buried fortunes
Slink all away ; leave their false vows with him
Like empty purses pick'd : and his poor self,
A dedicated beggar to the air,
With his disease of all-shunn'd poverty,
Walks, like contempt alone.

SHAKSPERE, Timon of Athens, act 4, sc. 2.

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Is not she more than mortal can desire;
As Venus lovely, and as Dian chaste ?

LEE's Alexander the Great, act 1, sc. 1.

IS THIS A DAGGER, &c. Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand ?

SHAKSPERE, Macbeth, act 2, sc. 1.

IS THIS THAT GALLANT, &c. Is this that gallant, gay Lothario ?

Rowe, Fair Penitent, act 5, sc. 1.

IT BEGGAR’D, &c. It beggar'd all description.

SHAKSPERE, Antony and Cleopatra act 2, sc. 2.

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

SHAKAPERE, Merchant of Venice, act 2, sc. 2.
No one ever knew his own father.

BUCKLEY's Homer, The Odyssey, book !, p. 8.

What wind blew you hither, Pistol ?
Not the ill wind which blows none to good.

SHAKSPERE, King Henry 4th, part 2, act 5, sc, 3. IT IS EXCELLENT, &c. It is excellent to have a giant's strength; But it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.

SHAKSPERE, Measure for Measure, act 2, sc. 2a

IT MUST BE SO, It must be so - Plato, thou reasonest well, Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality ? Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into nought? why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? 'Tis the Divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates Eternity to man.

ADDISON, Cato, act 5, sc. 1.

IT OUT-HERODS HEROD. It out-herods Herod : pray you, avoid it.

SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 3, sc. 2.


It was Greek to me.

SHAKSPERE, Julius Cæsar, act 1, sc. 2.

IT WILL DISCOURSE. It will discourse most excellent music,

SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 3, sc. 2.

I'VE BEEN, &c.
I've been so long remember'd, I am forgot.

YOUNG, Night 4, line 57.



All seems infected that th' infected spy,
As all looks yellow to the jaundic'd eye.

POPE. Criticism, line 558.


And shudd'ring fear and green-ey'd jealousy.

SHAKSPERE, Merchant of Venice, act 3, sc. 2.
O beware, my lord, of Jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

SHAKSPERE, Othello, act 3, sc. 3.

JOHN BULL. A name commonly used to signify an Englishman, from Dean Swift's ludicrous History of Europe ; wherein the people of England are personified under that appellation.

GROSE's Local Proverbs, 149.


How much better is it to weep at joy, than to joy at weeping!

SHAKSPERE, Much Ado about Nothing, act 1, sc. 1.

And sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

St. MATTHEW, c. 5, v. 45.
With equal pace, impartial fate
Knocks at the palace, as the cottage gate.

FRANCIS’ Horace, book 1, ode 4, line 17.

JUST AT THE AGE. Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth.

Scott, Marmion, Introduction to 2nd Canto.


And then, the justice ; In fair round belly, with good capon lin'd, With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances, And so he plays his part.

SHAKSPERE, As you like it, act 2, sc. 7. Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That in the course of justice, none of us Should see salvation.

Ibid, Merchant of Venice, act 4, sc. 1.

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