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BAG AND BAGGAGE. Troth, now prithee, do take her to yourselves, with pigs and with basket.
NOTE.—A counterfeit expression, analagous to our phrases " with bag and baggage,' stump and rump.'
RILEY's Plautus, vol. 2, The Mercator, act 5, sc. 4. Come, shepherd, let us make an honourable retreat, though not with bag and baggage, yet with scrip and scrippage.
SHAKSPERE, As you like it, act 3, sc. 2.
SHAKSPERE, Winter's Tale, act 1, sc. 2.
BASE IS THE SLAVE.
Why bastard ? Wherefore base?
Than doth within a dull, stale, tired bed,
SHAKSPERE, King Lear, act 1, sc. 2.
Savage, The Bastard, lines 3—12.
BE JUST. Be just, and fear not.
SHAKSPERE, Henry 8th, act 3, sc. 2.
BE TO HER VIRTUES.
PRIOR, An English Padlock, last line but 2.
BE WISE, &c.
YOUNG, Night 1, line 390.
BEES. Samson went down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath :and behold, a young lion roared against him.
And the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, -and he went down
And after a time he returned, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion : and behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. Judges, ch. 14, v. 5—8; and see Davidson's Virgil, by
Buckley, Georgic 4. 'Tis seldom when the bee doth leave her comb in the dead carrion.
SHAKSPERE, King Henry 4th, part 2nd, act 4, sc. 4.
beetle that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.
SHAKSPERT, Measure for Measure, act 3, sc. 1.
By the Rev: T. Moss, Gent. Mag. vol. 70, p. 41.
Where the rude Corinthian boor
GOLDSMITH, The Traveller, line 3,
Ibid ,The Deserted Village, line 105.
BEHOLD HOW GREAT, &c.
General Epistle of St. James, c. 3, v. 5.
WHEELWRIGHT's Pindar, 3rd Pythian Ode, line 66.
HERRICK's Hesp. Aphorisms, No. 152.
BEING FULL, &c.
SHAKSPERE, Othello, act 1, sc. 1.
BENEVOLENCE. Our bounty, like a drop of water, disappears, when diffus'd too widely.
GOLDSMITH, The Good-natured Man, act 3.
BETTER FED, &c. Better fed than taught.
SWIFT, Pheasant and Lark.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. Even he that is late in doing well, yet when he learns his duty procures gain.
BUCKLEY'S Sophocles, Trachiniæ, p. 206.
BETTER TO BEAR, &c.
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1.
RILEY's Plautus, vol. 1, The Trinummus, act 1, sc. 2. 'Tis hard for kings to steer an equal course, And they who banish one, oft gain a worse..
DRYDEN, Tarquin and Tullia.
BETTER TO REIGN, &c. Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven !
Milton's Paradise Lost, book 1, line 263.
BETWIXT, &c. Betwixt the wind and his nobility.
SHAKSPERE, King Henry 4th, part 1, act 1, so. 3:
BID ME DISCOURSE.
BIG WITH THE FATE, &c. Big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.
ADDISON, Cato, aet 1, sc. 1.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER. Cicala is dear to cicala, and ant to ant, and hawks to hawks.
BANKS' Theocritus, Idyll 9, p. 52.