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Treason.- Treason doth never prosper : what's the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason."
Sir John HARRINGTON, Epigrams, iv, 3 Cæsar had his Brutus; Charles the First, his Cromwell; and George the Third (Treason! cried the Speak
may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it. Patrick HENRY,
Speech on the Resolutions Concerning the Stamp Act, in the Virginia Assembly, May, 1765 Tree. — And all amid them stood the Tree of Life,
High eminent, blooming ambrosial fruit
Milton, Paradise Lost, IV, lines 218-222 Tremble.— I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just. THOMAS JEFFERSON, Notes on Virginia:
Query xviii Trencher-man. He is a very valiant trencher-man.
SHAKESPEARE, Much Ado about Nothing, i, i Trick.— I know a trick worth two of that.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry IV, Part I, ii, i Trickled.
His answer trickled through my head
C. L. Dodgson, Through the Looking-Glass, viii Trifle. - Think naught a trifle, though it small appear;
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year,
Young, Love of Fame, Satire vi, lines 205–207 [208–211) Triton.— This Triton of the minnows.
SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, iii, i Trivial.- What dire offence from am'rous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things.
Pope, Rape of the Lock, Canto i, lines 1, 2 Troubadours.-Oh, the troubadours of old! with the gentle
minstrelsie Of hope and joy, or deep despair, whiche'er their lot
might be; For years they served their ladye-loves ere they their
passions told, Oh, wondrous patience must have had those troubadours of old!
FRANCES Brown, Oh, the Pleasant Days of Old!
1 Let them call it mischief : When it is past, and prospered, 't will be virtue.
BEN JONSON, Catiline, iii, 3 Trowel. Well said: that was laid on with a trowel.
SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, i, 2 True.- He serves all who dares be true.
EMERSON, The Celestial Love, st. 8
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 3
Ibid., ii, 2 My man's as true as steel.
SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, ii, 4 Trumpet.- He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never
call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before his judgmentseat. JULIA WARD Howe, Battle-Hymn
of the Republic, st. 4 Trumps.— Like a man with eight trumps in his hand at a whist-table.
Lowell, Fable for Critics, line 40 Trust.— Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
HOLMES, Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, ii This be our motto, In God is our trust.
F. S. Key, The Star-Spangled Banner, st. 4 What a fool Honesty is! and Trust, his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman! I have sold all my trumpery;
they throng who should buy first, as if my trinkets had been hallowed and brought a benediction to the buyer.
SHAKESPEARE, Winter's Tale, iv, 4  Truth.— No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the
vantage ground of truth. Bacon, Essay I: Of Truth
Th' eternal years of God are hers;
Bryant, The Battle-Field, st. 9 Truth outlives pain, as the soul does life.
E. B. BROWNING, Aurora Leigh, VII, line 774 Does not Mr. Bryant say that Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while Error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger?
HOLMES, Professor at the Breakfast-Table, y Whoever knew truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?
MILTON, Areopagitica Truth- Continued
'Tis strange, but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction.
Byron, Don Juan, Canto xiv, st. 101 “Truth,” I cried, “though the Heavens crush me for following her; no Falsehood! though a whole celestial Lubberland were the price of the apostasy."
CARLYLE, Sartor Resartus, II, vii
DRYDEN, The Hind and the Panther, lines 736–739 I did n't know Truth was such an invalid. ... How long is it since she could only take the air in a close carriage, with a gentleman in a black coat on the box?
Holmes, Professor at the Breakfast-Table, v
moves transfigured into angel guise,
Holmes, Truths, lines 1-15
Many in sad faith sought for her,
Lowell, Commemoration Ode, st. 3
Lowell, A Glance Behind the Curtain, lines 261, 262
1 Immortal truth That heroes fought for, martyrs died to save.
HOLMES, Truths, lines 31, 32
Truth for ever on the scaffold, Wrong for ever on the
throne, Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim
unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
LOWELL, The Preseni Crisis, st. 8 Were truth our uttered language, angels might talk with
men, And God-illumined earth should see the Golden Age
again.—GERALD MASSEY, This World is Full of Beauty
Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam. MILTON, Doctrine and
Discipline of Divorce, Introduction I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smooth pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Sir Isaac Newton, Memoirs, by Brewster, II, xxvii 'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth, But the plain single vow that is vowed true.
SHAKESPEARE, All's Well That Ends Well, iv, 2 Power i' the truth o' the cause.
SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, iii, 3 If they speak more or less than truth, they are villains and the sons of darkness.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry IV, Part I, ii, 4 Tell truth and shame the devil!
Ibid., iii, 1 The good I stand on is my truth and honesty.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VIII, v, I Truth hath a quiet breast.
SHAKESPEARE, King Richard II, i, 3 Truth is truth To the end of reckoning.
SHAKESPEARE, Measure for Measure, v Truth will come to light; ... truth will out.
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, ii, 2 1 Showed worth on foot, and rascals in the coach.
DRYDEN, Art of Poetry, line 376 Wrong rules the land, and waiting justice sleeps.
J. G. HOLLAND, Wanted Captive Good attending Captain Ill.
SHAKESPEARE, Sonnet Ixvi
Ring in the love of truth and right.
TENNYSON, In Memoriam, cvi, st. 6
Wellington, st. 7
John Wolcott, Birthday Ode
SIR HENRY Wotton, Character of a Happy Life, st. i
Never earth's philosopher
C. F. ALEXANDER, Burial of Moses, st. 7
Truth-teller.— Truth-teller was our England's Alfred named. TENNYSON, Ode on the Death of the Duke of
Wellington, st. 7 Tub.- Every tub must stand upon its own bottom.
Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, I, Stage iii;
Macklin, Man of the World, i, 2 Turkey-cock.- Here he comes, swelling like a turkey-cock.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, v, Twain.- They two are twain.
SHAKESPEARE, Troilus and Cressida, iii, i Tweedle-dum- Strange! all this difference should be 'Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee!1 JOHN BYROM, Epigram on the Feuds about
Handel and Bononcini Twin.- In form and feature, face and limb,
I grew so like my brother,
And each for one another.
It reached an awful pitch;
HENRY S. Leigh, The Twins, st. I 1 These lines have also been attributed to Swift and Pope; they are assigned to Byrom in the Chalmers edition of The English Poets (1810).