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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.
It will let in and out the enemy,
With bag and baggage.

SHAKSPERE, Winter's Tale, act 1, sc. 2.

BASE IS THE SLAVE.
Base is the slave that

pays.
SHAKSPERE, King Henry 5th, act 2, sc. 1.

BASTARD.

Why bastard ? Wherefore base?
Wben my dimensions are as well compact,
My mind as generous, and my shape as true,
As honest Madam's issue? Why brand they us
With base ? with baseness ? bastardy ? base, base ?
Who in the lusty stealth of nature, take
More composition and fierce quality,

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Than doth within a dull, stale, tired bed,
Go to the creating a whole tribe of fops,
Got 'tween asleep and awake.

SHAKSPERE, King Lear, act 1, sc. 2.
Blest be the bastard's birth! through wondrous ways
He shines eccentric like a comet's blaze !
No sickly fruit of faint compliance he !
He! stampt in nature's mint of ecstasy!
He lives to build, not boast a generous race ;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
His daring hope, no sire's example bounds;
His first-born light no prejudice confounds.
He, kindling from within, requires no flame;
He glories in a Bastard's glowing name.

Savage, The Bastard, lines 3—12.

BE JUST. Be just, and fear not.

SHAKSPERE, Henry 8th, act 3, sc. 2.

BE TO HER VIRTUES.
Be to her virtues very kind,
Be to her faults a little blind.

PRIOR, An English Padlock, last line but 2.

BE WISE, &c.
Be wise to-day ; 'tis madness to defer.

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.

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BEETLE.

The poor

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.

BEGGAR'S PETITION.
A pamperd menial drove me from the door,
To seek a shelter in an humbler shed.

By the Rev: T. Moss, Gent. Mag. vol. 70, p. 41.
Ye find no rude inhospitable swain,
Who drives the stranger from his door away.
WHEELWRIGHT'S Pindar, 11th Olymp. Ode, line 23.

Where the rude Corinthian boor
Against the houseless stranger shuts the door.

GOLDSMITH, The Traveller, line 3,
No surly porter stands in guilty state,
To spurn imploring famine from the gate.

Ibid ,The Deserted Village, line 105.

BEHOLD HOW GREAT, &c.
Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth.

General Epistle of St. James, c. 3, v. 5.
As from one fatal spark arise
The flames aspiring to the skies,
And all the crackling wood consumes.

WHEELWRIGHT's Pindar, 3rd Pythian Ode, line 66.
Where love begins, there dread thy first desire ;
A spark neglected, makes a mighty fire,

HERRICK's Hesp. Aphorisms, No. 152.

BEING FULL, &c.
Being full of supper and distempering draughts.

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.
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,.'
Than fly to others that we know not of.

SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1.
Keep what you've got; the evil that we know:
is the best.

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:
Betwixt my love and your high majesty.
* Ibid.

BID ME DISCOURSE.
A Song from Shakspere's Venus and Adonis, stanza 253.

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.

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