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AN HONEST MAN.
Pope, on Man, Epi. 4, line 247.
AN HONEST TALE.
се An honest tale speads best, being plainly told.
SHAKSPERE, King Richard 3rd, act 4, sc. 4.
AND ABOUT, &c.
And about his shelves A beggarly account of empty boxes.
SHAKSPERE, Romeo and Juliet, act 5, sc. 1,
AND SHAKE, &c.
POPE, Epilogue to Sat., Div. 2, line 87.
AND WITH HIS FIST, &c.
And with his fist, instead of a stick,
BUTLER, Hudibras, Elegy, line 63.
ANGELS AND MINISTERS, &c. Angels and ministers of grace defend us.
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 1, sc. 4.
BLAIR, The Grave.
Made good guard for itself.
SHAKSPERE, Anthony and Cleopatra, act 4, sc. 1.
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
BOSWELL'S Johnson, 1780.
AS AN EGG IS FULL OF MEAT.
Thy head is as full of quarrels, as an egg is full of meat.
SHAKSPERE, Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 1.
AS LIKE AS TWO PEAS.
There's not a man among them but must please,
SWIFT, Horace, Book 1, Epilogue 5.
Pope, Satire, to Fortescue book 1, line 49.
As like as milk is to milk.
RILEY's Plautus, The Bacchides, act 1, sc. 2.
Yet, they say we are
SHAKSPERE, Winter's Tale, act 1, sc. 2.
HERRICK’s Hesp. Aphorisms, 293.
AS THE SAYING IS. To bear pain, then, sedately and calmly, it is of great use to consider with all our soul, as the saying is, how noble it is to do so.
YONGE's Cicero, Tusculan Disp. book 2, div. 24. Here am I, that man ; for by the voice I see, as is the by-word.
BUCKLEY's Sophocles, Edipus, Colon. p. 59. Yes, sir, I am old Will. Boniface, pretty well known upon this road, as the saying is.
Beaux Stratagem, act 1, ss. 1, Buckley, sup.
AS THE TREE FALLS, SO IT MUST LIE.
That is meant as to the general state of the tree, not what is the effect of a sudden blast. The expression refers to condition, and not to position.
BOSWELL'S JOHNSON, 1783.
If the tree fall toward the South, or toward the North, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. Ecc!
astes, c. 11, v. 3.
AS THE TWIG IS BENT.
"Tis education forms the common mind, Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclin'd.
POPE, Moral Essays, 1, part 2.
ASSUME A VIRTUE, &c. Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 3, sc. 4.
ASSURANCE DOUBLY SURE.
But yet I'll make assurance doublį sure,
And take a bond of fate.
SHAKSPERE, Macbeth, act 4, sc. 1.
All cheering plenty, with her flowing horn,
BURNS, Brigs of Ayr.
THOMSON, Autumn, line 1.
AWAKE, ÆOLIAN HARP. Awake, Æolian lyre, awake.
GRAY's Progress of Poesy, line 1.
AWAKE UP MY GLORY.
Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp.
Psalm 57, v, 9.
AY, EVERY INCH, &c. Ay, every inch a king.
SHAKSPERE, King Lear, act 4, sc. 6.
AY, BUT TO DIE, &c. Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot.
SAAKSPERE, Measure for Measure, act 3, sc. 1.