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Some went to prayers again, and made a vow
Of candles to their saints, — but there were none
To pay them with; and some look'd o'er the bow;
Some hoisted out the boats; and there was one
That begg’d Pedrillo for an absolution,
Who told him to be damn'd, - in his confusion.

Byron : Don Juan. Canto ii. St. 44
Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell,
Then shriek'd the timid, and stood still the brave,
Then some leap'd overboard with dreadful yell,
As eager to anticipate the grave;
And the sea yawn'd around her like a hell,
And down she suck'd with her the whirling wave.

Byron : Don Juan. Canto ii. St. 52 SHOES.

Let firm, well-hammer'd soles protect thy feet,
Thro’ freezing snows, and rain, and soaking sleet;
Should the big last extend the sole too wide,
Each stone will wrench th' unwary step aside;
The sudden turn may stretch the swelling vein,
Thy cracking joint unhinge, or ankle sprain;
And when too short the modish shoes are worn,
You'll judge the seasons by your shooting corn.

Gay: Trivia. Bk. i. Line 33. SHORT-HAND.

These lines and dots are locks and keys,
In narrow space to treasure thought,
Whose precious hoards, whene'er you please,
Are thus to light from darkness brought.

James Montgomery: Short-Hand SICKNESS -see Diseases, Doctors.

Lemira's sick; make haste, the doctor call,
He comes: but where's his patient? — at the ball;
The doctor stares; her woman curtsies low,
And cries, “ My lady, sir, is always so:
Diversions put her maladies to flight;
True, she can't stand, but she can dance all night:
i've known my lady (for she loves a tune)
For fevers take an opera in June:
And, though perhaps you'll think the practice bold,
A midnight park is sov’reign for a cold.”

Young : Love of Fame. Satire v. Line 179 SIGHS — see Love.

Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul,
And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole.

Pope : Eloisa to A. Line 57

But sighs subside, and tears (e'en widows') shrink,
Like Arno in the summer, to a shallow
So narrow as to shame their wintry brink,
Which threatens inundations deep and yellow !
Such diff'rence do a few months make. You'd think
Grief a rich field that never would lie fallow;
No more it doth; its ploughs but change their boys,
Who furrow some new soil to sow for joys.

Byron : Don Juan. Canto x. St. 7
He sighed; — the next resource is the full moon,
Where all sighs are deposited; and now
It happen'd luckily, the chaste orb shone.

Byron : Don Juan. Canto xvi. St. 13


Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish:

A vapor, sometime, like a bear, or lion, · A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock,

A forked mountain, or blue promontory
With trees upon 't, that nod unto the world,
And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs;
They are black vesper's pageants.

Shaks.: Ant. and Cleo. Act iv. Sc. 12

SILENCE - see Sabbath, Stillness, Storm.

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy:
I were but little happy, if I could say how much.

Shaks.: Much Ado. Act ii. Sc. 1 0, my Antonio, I do know of these, That therefore only are reputed wise, For saying nothing 4589

Shaks. : Mer. of Venice. Act i. Sc. 1

Silence is only commendable In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. 4590

Shaks. : Mer. of Venice. Act i. Sc. I Silence often of pure innocence Persuades, when speaking fails. 4591

Shaks. : Wint. Tale. Act ii. Sc. 2. Silence in love bewrays more woe Than words, tho' ne'er so witty; A beggar that is dumb, you know, May challenge double pity! 4592

Sir Walter Raleigh : Silent Lover. St. 6. Silence more musical than any song. 4593

Christina G. Rossetti : Rest. Eilence in woman is like speech in man. 4594

Ben Jonson : Silent Woman. Act ii. Sc. 2.



When wit and reason both have fail'd to move
Kind looks and actions, (from success) do prove
Ev'n silence may be eloquent in love.

Congreve: Old Bachelor. Act ii. Sc. 3.
Silence! coeval with eternity.
Thou wert ere nature's self began to be;
'Twas one vast nothing, all, and all slept fast in thee;

But couldst thou seize some tongues that now are free,
How church and state should be obliged to thee!
At senate, and at bar, how welcome wouldst thou be!

Pope : Imitation of the Earl of Rochester
Be silent always, when you doubt your sense,
And speak, tho' sure, with seeming diffidence.

Pope: E. on Criticism. Pt. iii. Line 7 Down through the starry intervals, Upon this weary-laden world, How soft the soul of Silence falls ! How deep the spell wherewith she thralls, How wide her mantle is unfurled. 4598

Mary Clemmer : Silence Of all our loving Father's gifts, I often wonder which is best, — And cry: Dear God, the one that lifts Our soul from weariness to rest, The rest of Silence, – that is best. 4599

Mary Clemmer: Silence. God's poet is silence! His song is unspoken, And yet so profound, so loud, and so far, It fills you, it thrills you with measures unbroken, And as soft, and as fair, and as far as a star. 4600 Joaquin Miller : Isles of the Amazons. Pt. i. St. 46

Let me silent be; For silence is the speech of love, The music of the spheres above. 4601

R. H. Stoddard: Speech of Love.

You know There are moments when silence, prolonged and unbroken, More expressive may be than all words ever spoken. It is when the heart has an instinct of what In the heart of another is passing.

4602 Owen Meredith : Lucile. Pt. ii. Canto i. St. 20.

SIMILARITY -- see Bashfulness, Chastity.

Like wil to like : each creature loves his kind, Chaste words proceed still from a bashful mind. 4603

Herrick : Aph. Like Loves His Like

SIMPLICITY- see Beauty, Folly, Indifference,

To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art. 4604

Goldsmith: Des. Village. Line 255

SIN -- see Crime, Vice.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

Shaks.: M. for M. Act ii. Sc. 1
One sin, I know, another doth provoke;
Murder's as near to lust, as flame to smoke.

Shaks.: Pericles. Act i. Sc. 1 He is no man on whom perfecţions wait, That, knowing sin within, will touch the gate. 4607

Shaks.: Pericles. Act i. Sc. 1. I am a man Mure sinn'd against than sinning. 4608

Shaks.: King Lear. Act iii. Sc. 2. O, what authority, and show of truth Can cunning sin cover itself withal! 5509

Shaks.: Much Adc. Act iv. Sc. 1. nere is a method in man's wickedness; It grows up by degrees.

4610 Beaumont & Fletcher : King and No King. Act v. Sc. 4 The knowledge of my sin Is half-repentance. 4611

Bayard Taylor: Lars. Bk. ii Drudgery and knowledge are of a kin, And both descended from one parent sin.

4612 Butler : Sat.on the Licentious Age of Chas. II. Line 181 In lashing sin, of every stroke beware, For sinners feel, and sinners you must spare. 4613

Crabbe: Tales. Advice. Line 242,

SINCERITY — see Candor, Faith, Fidelity, Honesty.

His nature is too noble for the world :
He would not flatter Neptune for his trident,
Or Jove for's power to thunder. His heart's his mouth
What his breast forges that his tongue must vent.

Shaks. : Coriolanus. Act iii. Sc. 1. Better is the wrong with sincerity, rather than the right

with falsehood. 4615

Tupper: Proverbial Phil. Of Tolerance. To God, thy country, and thy friend be true. 4616

Henry Vaughan : Rules and Lessons

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SINGING -- see Music, Voice.

At every close she made, th' attending throng
Replied, and bore the burden of the song:
So just, so sinall, yet in so sweet a note,
It seem'd the music melted in the throat.

Dryden: Flower and the Leaf. Line 197
The tenor's voice is spoilt by affectation,
And for the bass, the beast can only bellow;
In fact, he had no singing education,
An ignorant, noteless, timeless, tuneless fellow;
But being the prima donna's near relation,
Who swore his voice was very rich and mellow,
They hired him, though to hear him you'd believe
An ass was practising recitative.

Byron : von Juan. Canto iv. St. 87 Sing, seraph with the glory! heaven is high. Sing, poet with the sorrow! earth is low. The universe's inward voices cry “ Amen” to either song of joy and woe. Sing, seraph, poet! sing on equally! 4619

Mrs. Browning : Sonnets. Seraph and Poet When God helps all the workers for His world, The singers shall have help of Him, not last.

4620 Mrs. Browning : Aurora Leigh. Bk. ii. Line 1303. Above the clouds I lift my wing To hear the hells of Heaven ring: Some of their music, though my flights be wild, To Earth I bring; Then let me soar and sing ! 4621

É. C. Stedman: The Singer. St. 2. I send my heart up to thee, all my heart In this my singing! For the stars help me, and the sea bears part. 4622

Robert Browning: In a Gondola I do but sing because I must, And pipe but as the linnets sing. 4623

Tennyson: In Memoriam. Pt. xxi. St. 6 God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again. 4624

Longfellow: The Singers. St. 1 ... Songs of that high art Which, as winds do in the pine, Find an answer in each heart. 4625

Longfellov: Oliver Basselin St 6

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