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That keep the word of promise to our ear,
And break it to our hope.

SHAKSPERE, Macbeth, act 5, sc. 7.


My wind, cooling my broth, Would blow me to an ague, when I thought What harm a wind too great might do at sea.

SHAKSPERE, Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 1.


First he weigh’d, The pendulous round earth with balanc'd air In counterpoise, now ponders all events, Battels and realms : in these he put two weights The sequel each of parting and of fight; The latter quick up flew, and kick'd the beam.

Milton, Paradise Lost, book 4, lines 999-1004. Balanc'd with friendship, in the poet's eye The rival scale of interest kicks the beam, Than lightning swifter. SHENSTONE, Economy, part 1.

See which prevails, Which in the balance lightly kicks the beam, And which by sinking, we the victor deem.

CHURCHILL, Independence.

KILLING TIME. Did I not make it appear, by my former arguments,or was I only amusing myself and killing time in wha I then said ?

YONGE's Cicero, Tusculan Disp. book 5, div. 16, p. 448.



The King's name is a tower of strength.

SHAKSPERE, King Richard 3rd, act 5, sc. 3. A King is more powerful when he is enraged with an inferior man.

BUCKLEY's Homer, The Iliad, 1, p. 4.
The wrath of a King is as messengers of death.

Proverbs, c. 16, v. 14.
The King's wrath is as the roaring of a lion.

Proverbs, c. 19, v.
Not all the water in the rough rude sea
Can wash the balm from an annointed King:
The breath of worldly men cannot depose
The deputy elected by the Lord.
SHAKSPERE, King Richard 2d, act 3, sc. 2.

Do not fear our person;
There's such divinity doth hedge a King,
That treason can but peep to what it would,
Acts little of his will.
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 4, sc. 5.

The sum of all
Is, that the King hath won.

SHAKSPERE, King Henry 4th, part 2, act 1, sc. 1.


Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man.

POPE, Essay on Man, Epi. 2.




Ås we are born to work, so others are born to watch over us while we are working.

GOLDSMITH, Essay, Specimen of a Magazine; Article Speech. Such hath it been, --shall be, -beneath the sun The many

still must labour for the one! Byron, The Corsair.

LABOUR FOR MY PAINS. I have had my

labour for


travel. SHAKSPERE, Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 1. We are pouring our words into a pierced cask : we are losing our pains.

1 Riley's Plautus, Pseulodus, act 1, sc. 3, p. 274.

She ceas'd, and ere his words her fate decreed,
Impatient watch'd the language of his eye :
There pity dwelt.

SHENSTONE, Love and Honour.

LAST NOT LEAST. Though last, not least in love.

SHAKSPERE, Julius Cæsar, act 3, sc. 1.

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Now, our joy, although our last and least.

Ibid, King Lear, act 1, sc. 1. Last, tho', not least in love.

BURNS, Prologue, New year's day. See! small Marino joins the theme, Though least, not last in thy esteem.

COLLINS. Ode to Liberty.

LAUGH THAT WIN. They laugh that win.

SHAKSPERE, Othello, act 4, sc. 1. When we shall have succeeded, then will be our time to rejoice, and freely laugh.

BUCKLEY's Sophocles, Electra, page 153.

Lay not that flattering unction to your soul,
That not your trespass, but my madness, speaks.

SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 3, sc. 4.

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Great contest follows, and much learned dust
Involves the combatants; each claiming truth,
And truth disclaiming both.

COWPER'S Task. The Garden.

LEARNED LUMBER. The book-ful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.

POPE. On Criticism, line 612.

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