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Acting. - Tillotson. TT is hard to personate and act a part long; for where I Truth is not at the bottom, Nature will always be endeavouring to return, and will peep out and betray herself one time or other.
Action. — Colton. DELIBERATE with Caution, but act with Decision ; D and yield with Graciousness, or oppose with Firmness.
Adaptation. — Greville. As we should adapt the style of our writing to the A Capacity of the Person it is addressed to, so should we our manner of acting! for as Persons of inferior Understandings will misconceive, and perhaps suspect some sophistry from an Elegance of Expression which they cannot comprehend, so Persons of inferior Sentiment will probably mistake the intention, or even suspect a fraud from a delicacy of acting which they want capacity to feel.
Adaptation. — From the Latin. ITE alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all Il the contingencies of Life; but the fool contends, and is struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
Adaptation. — St. Evremond. As long as you are engaged in the World, you must A comply with its maxims; because nothing is more unprofitable, than the Wisdom of those persons who set up for Reformers of the Age. 'Tis a part a man cannot act long, without offending his friends and rendering himself ridiculous.
Adaptation. — Gresset.
Address. — Colton. A MAN who knows the World, will not only make the A most of everything he does know, but of many things he does not know, and will gain more credit by his adroit mode of hiding his Ignorance, than the Pedant by his awkward attempt to exhibit his Erudition.
Adversity. — Crabbe.
Adversity. - Horace. ADVERSITY has the effect of eliciting Talent3, wlich, A in prosperous Circumstances, would have laiu dormant.
Adversity. — Shakespeare.
You were used
Ye good distress'd!
Adversity. - Rogers,
Adversity. — Greville. ASK the man of Adversity how other men act towards A him : ask those others, how he acts towards them. Adversity is the true touchstone of Merit in both ; happy if it does not produoe the dishonesty of Meanness ir; one, and that of Insolence and Pride in the other.
Adversity. - Shakespeare.
adversity. - Addison,
I That give Mankind occasion to exert
Adversity. — Young.
Advice. — Von Knebel.
Affectation. – Cowper.
Affectation. — From the French.
W which we possess, as by those which we aim at, or affect to have.
Affectation. — Saville. TWILL not call Vanity and Affectation twins, because, I more properly, Vanity is the Mother, and Affectation is the darling Daughter; Vanity is the Sin, and Affectation is the Punishment; the first may be called the Root of Self-love, the other the Fruit. Vanity is never at its full growth, till it spreadeth into Affectation; and then it is complete.
Affectation. — St. Evremond. AFFECTATION is a greater enemy to the Face than A the small-pox.
Affectation. — Goldsmith. MHE unaffected of every Country nearly resemble each
I other, and a page of our Confucius and your Tillotson have scarce any material difference. Paltry Affectation, strained Allusions, and disgusting Finery, are easily attained by those who choose to wear them ; they are but too frequently the badges of Ignorance, or of Stupidity, whenever it would endeavour to please. Affection. — Shakespeare.
The poor Wren,
Affection. — Shakespeare.
J And though Man's face be fearful to their eyes,
Affection. — Rogers.
GENEROUS as brave,
Affection. – Anon. TN the Intercourse of social Life, it is by little acts of I watchful Kindness, recurring daily and hourly, and opportunities of doing Kindnesses, if sought for, are for ever starting up,-it is by Words, by Tones, by Gestures, by Looks, that Affection is won and preserved.
Affection. — Shakespeare.
age. — Shakespeare.
O, SIR, you are old;
Age. — Steele. AN healthy old Fellow, that is not a Fool, is the A happiest creature living. It is at that Time of Life only Men enjoy their faculties with pleasure and satisfaction. It is then we have nothing to manage, as the phrase is ; we speak the downright Truth, and whether the rest of the World will give us the privilege or not, we have so little to ask of them, that we can take it.
Age. — La Rochefoucauld.
Age. — Shakespeare.
I With Honour, Wealth, and Ease, in waning Age:
Age. — Byron.
1 In Soul and Aspect as in Age: Years steal Fire from the Mind as vigour from the Limb: And Life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.
age. — Shakespeare.
THESE old Fellows have
Age. — Pope.
You've play'd, and lov'd, and ate, and drank your Fill,
Age. — Spenser.
1 And in my Face deep furrows eld hath plight ;