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Curs'd be the man, the poorest wretch in life,
The crouching vassal to the tyrant wife !
Who has no will but by her high permission ;
Who has not sixpence, but in her possession ;
Who must to her his dear friend's secret tell,
Who dreads a curtain lecture worse than hell.

Burns, Henpecked Husband.
Could any curtain lectures bring
To decency so fine a thing?

GOLDSMITH, Double Transformation,


Can ready compliments supply,
On all occasions cut and dry.

SWIFT, Furniture of Woman's Mind.
Jokes of all kinds, ready cut and dry.

Microcosm, vol. 1, No. 8, p. 68.

CUT YOUR COAT, &c. For no delicious morsel pass'd her throat, According to her cloth she cut her coat.

DRYDEN, Cock and Fox. “We, if we are now drinking from our Samian jug, still build our walls according to our means.

Riley's Plautus, vol. 1, The Stichus, act 4, sc. 4.


DAMN, &c.'
Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer.

Pope, Epi. to Arbuthnot, line 201.

DAMN’D, &c.
Or ravish'd with the whistling of a name,
See Cromwell damn’d to everlasting fame !

POPE, Essay on Man, Epi. 4, line 283.
May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name,
And glorify what else is damn’d to fame.

SAVAGE, Char. of Foster, line 46. Damn'd by the Muse to everlasting fame.

LLOYD, Epi. to a Friend.

Thomson, Summer, line 1269.

DANCE ON A JIG, &c. Light quirks of music, broken and uneven. Make the soul dance upon a jig to heaven.

Pope, Moral Essays, Epi. 4, line 143.

The dancing pair, that simply sought renown,
By holding out, to tire each other down.

GOLDSMITH, Deserted Village, line 25.

DANCING BEAR. "Though civil persons they, you ruder were, And had more humors than a dancing bear.

Rowe, Tonson and Congreve.

DANIEL COME TO JUDGMENT. A Daniel come to judgment ! yea, a Daniel ! O wise young judge, how do I honour thee!

SAAKSPERE, Merchant of Venice, act 4, sc. 1. A second Daniel, a Daniel, Jew!


DARKNESS. Darkness visible.

MILTON's Paradise Lost, book 1, line 63. Darkness, thou first great parent of us all, Thou art our great original !

YALDEN's Hymn.


Frail empire of a day!
That with the setting sun extinct is lost.

SOMERVILLE's Hobbinol, canto 3, line 326.
If charms so great, so soon decay,
The bright possession of a day.

Broome, Dialogue, Lady and her Looking-glass. O life, frail offspring of a day ! 'Tis puff'd with one short gasp away

! Swift as the short-liv'd flower it flies, It springs, it blooms, it fades, it dies.

Brooms, Melancholy,

Empire and love ! the vision of a day.

Young, Force of Religion, book 1, line 94.
For one day in thy courts is better than a thousand.

Psalm 84, v. 10. For one day spent well, and agreeably to your precepts, is preferable to an eternity of error.

YONGE's Cicero, Tusculan Disp. book 5, div. 2.

The sleeping hangman ties the fatal noose,
Nor unsuccessful waits for dead men's shoes.
SWIFT, on Dreams.

For obtaining of suits : whereof The hangman hath no lean wardrobe.

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

DEATH. Isabel. What says my brother ? Claudio.

Death is a fearful thing. Isabel. And shamed life a hateful. Claudio. Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ;

To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot.

SHAKSPERE, Measure for Measure, act 3, sc. 1. The moon renews her orb with growing light, But when we sink into the depths of night, Where all the good, the rich, the brave are laid, Our best remains are ashes and a shade.

FRANCIS' Horace, book 4, ode 7. Death will have his day.

SHAKSPERE, King Richard 2nd, act 3, sc. 2.


Mors, mortis, morti, mortem, nisi morte dedisses ; æternce, ritoe, Janua clausa foret.

TRANSLATED-0 death of death ! unless thou hadst given up death, to death, by death ; the gate of eternal life would have been closed.

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life ;

Collect for Easter Day. How did she contrive alone to effect death in addition to death?

BOCKLEY’s Sophocles, Trachiniæ, p. 228. NotE.—The Latin passage quoted above, may be seen inscribed on the tomb of the Twemlow Family, in Witton Church yard, Northwich. It is the composition of the late incumbent, the Rev.

Littler, A.M.


Deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat, and public care.

MILTON, Par. Lost, book 2, line 302.


Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought,
To teach the young idea how to shoot,
To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind,
To breathe th’enliv'ning spirit, and to fix
The generous purpose in the glowing breast.

THouson, Spring, line 1149.

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