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Diseases desperate grown, By desperate appliance are reliev'd.
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 4, sc. 3.
DEUS NOBIS HÆC OTIA FECIT.
God hath given us this tranquillity.
The quotation is from VIRGIL, and is the motto of the arms of the town of Liverpool.
DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST:
PRIOR, Ode on taking Namur, v. 11.
The race by vigour, not by vaunts is won,
Pope, Dunciad, book 2, line 60.
dre bent like drums,
DIDST THOU, &c.
Didst thou never hear That things ill got had ever bad success ?
SHAKSPERE, King Henry 6th, part 3, act 2, sc. 2.
DIRGE IN CYMBELINE.
SPENSER, Fairy Queen, book 3, canto 2.
Thomson, Liberty, part 2.
DOG MUST NOT EAT DOG.
Hence jarring sectaries may learn
and devour each other.
Homer related his misfortunes to Glaucus, who had a tender heart, and was touched by the narration. He guided Homer to his own house, lighted a fire, prepared a repast, and setting it before him, pressed him to eat.
The dogs, instead of eating, continued to bark at Homer, as dogs usually do at strangers. Homer observing it, recited these verses :
“Glaucus, keeper of these flocks, understand thoroughly what I shall say. Give your dogs their food in the porch. This advice is good. They will then hear the steps of men or beasts going towards your enclosures more easily.'
BUCKLEY's Odyssey of Homer, Life, p. 20. Dogs, ye have have had your day ; ye fear'd no more Ulysses, vengeful, from the Trojan shore.
Pope's Homer, Odyssey, book 22, line 41.
Pope, Epil. to Sat. dialogue 1, line 136.
Gay, Epi. 4.
GARTH, Claremont, line 148.
CRABBE, Tales of the Hall, book 3.
YOUNG, Satire õ, line 353.
DOST THOU NOW, &c.
Dost thou now fall over to my foes? Thou wear a lion's hide ! doff it for shame, And hang a calf's skin on those recreant limbs.
SHAKSPERE, King John, act 3, sc. 1.
Double, double, toil and trouble,
SHAKSPERE, Macbeth, act 4, sc. 1. Double, double toil and trouble ;-literally, trouble brings trouble to trouble.
BUCKLEY's Sophocles, Ajax, p. 267. War, he sung, is toil and trouble ; Honour but an empty bubble.
DRYDEN, Alexander's Feast.
Doubt thou the stars are fire ;
Doubt that the sun doth move ;
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2.
DOUBTLESS. Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat.
BUTLER, Hudibras, part 2, canto 3.
Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade !
SHAKSPERE, King Lear, act 4, sc. 6.
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN.
And he that will his health deny,
the dead men let him lie,
DOWN, CLIMBING SORROW.
Down thou climbing sorrow, Thy element's below.
SHAKSPERE, King Lear, act 2, sc. 4.
DRAGS ITS SLOW LENGTH ALONG. A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along.
POPE. On Criticism, line 356. Snatch up stones, shepherd, snatch up clubs; and while he rears his threatening gorge, and swells his hissing neck, knock him down, and now in fright he has deeply hidden his dastardly head, while his middle knots and the wreath in his tail's extremity are unfolded, and his last tortuous joint now drags its slow spires along.
DAVIDSON's Virgil Backley, The Georgics, book 3, p. 81.
DRESSED IN A LITTLE BRIEF AUTHORITY.
But man, proud man !
SHAKSPERE, Measure for Measure, act 2, sc. 2.