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BAG AND BAGGAGE.—Come, shepherd, let us make an

honourable retreat, though not with bag and baggage, yet with scrip and scrippage.

SHAKSPERE.-As You Like It, Act III. Scene 2.

(Touchstone to Corin.) It will let in and out the enemy, With bag and baggage.

SHAKSPERE.- :-Winter's Tale, Act I, Scene 2.

(Leontes to himself.) Take her to yourselves, with pigs and with basket.

Riley's Plautus.—Vol. II. The Mercator, Act

V. Scene 4. [Analagous to our phrases, “ bag and baggage," "stump and rump.”] BAIT.-Your bait of falsehood takes the carp of truth,

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 1.

(Polonius to Reynaldo.) BALAAM.-And sad Sir Balaam curses God and dies.

Pope.-Moral Essays, Epistle III. last Line. BALANCE.-The doubtful beam long nods from side to side. POPE.—Rape of the Lock, Canto V. Line 73.

First he weigh'd
The pendulous round earth with balanced air,
In counterpoise, now ponders all events,
Battles and realms: in these he put two weights,
The sequel each of parting and of fight;
The latter quick up flew, and kick'd the beam.

MILTON.-Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 999;


Independence. BALSAM.-Is this the balsam that the usuring senate pours into captains' wounds ?

SHAKSPERE.—Timon of Athens, Act III. Scene 5.

(Alcibiades to himself.) BANE.—My death and life, My bane and antidote, are both before me.

ADDISON.—Cato, Act V. Scene 1. BANNERS.-Hang out our banners on the outward walls; The cry is still—“They come!”

SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act V. Scene 5.

(Macbeth to Seyton and Soldiers.)



BANISHMENT.-Eating the bitter bread of banishment.

SHAKSPERE. ---King Richard II. Act III. Scene 1. (Bolingbroke.) BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.

- The Lover's Progress, Act V. Scene 1. BANKRUPT.-A bankrout, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto,

SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act III.

Scene 1. (Shylock to Salarino.)
Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease.
DRYDEN.—Absalom and Ahithophel.

What a bankrupt am I made
Of a full stock of blessings !

FORD.—Perkin Warbeck, Act III. Scene 2. BAR.-Sweat, and wrangle at the bar.

BEN JONSON.-The Forest, to Sir Robert Worth.
A group of wranglers from the bar,
Suspending here their mimic war.

BLOOMFIELD.-Banks of the Wye, Book I.
BARK.-Oh! while along the stream of Time thy name
Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame,
Say, shall my little bark attendant sail,
Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale?

Pope.—Essay on Man, Epistle IV. Line 383. BARREN.-I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry, 'Tis all barren.

STERNE. - A street in Calais Sentimental

BASE.-Lewd fellows of the baser sort.

Acts, Chapter XVII. Verse 5.
I saw them murd'ring in cold blood,
Not the gentlemen, but wild and rude-
The baser sort

Scott.—Waverley, Preface to Third Edition.
A base perjury man.

COLMAN, Jun.-Heir-at-Law, Act IV. Scene 1. 1. And how does noble Chamont ? 2. Never ill, man, until I hear of baseness, Then I sicken.


Scene 1.

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BASE.-To what base uses we may return, Horatio!

SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act V. Scene l.

(Hamlet to him.)

BASILISK.-It is a basilisk unto mine eye;
Kills me to look on't.

SHAKSPERE.—Cymbeline, Act II. Scene 4.

(Posthumus to Iachimo.) BATTERY.-Let him alone, I'll go another way to work with

him; I'll have an action of battery against him, if there be any law in Illyria; though I struck him first, yet it's vo matter for that.

SHAKSPERE.-Twelfth Night, Act IV. Scene 1.

(Sir Andrew to Sir Toby.) Prove this, thou wicked Hannibal, or I'll have mine action of battery on thee.

SHAKSPERE.—Measure for Measure, Act II.

Scene 1. (Elbow to Escalus.) Why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about

the sconce with a dirty shovel, and will not tell him of his action of battery?

SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1.

(Hamlet to Horatio.)
BATTLE.-For Freedom's battle once begun,
Bequeath'd by bleeding sire to son,
Though baffled oft is ever won.

BYRON.—The Giaour, Line 123.
What a charming thing's a battle !

BICKERSTAFF.—The Recruiting Serjeant, Scene 4. BE.-To be, or not to be, that is the question; Whether 'tis nobler in the mind, to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And, by opposing, end them?

SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1.

(His soliloquy on life and death.) BEARDS.-How

many cowards, wear yet upon their chins The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars !

SHAKSPERE. — Merchant of Venice, Act III.

Scene 2. (Bassanio to himself.)

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Ambiguous things that ape Goats in their visage, women

in their shape. BYRON.-The Waltz. What a beard hast thou got! thou hast got more hair on thy. chin than Dobbin my phill-horse has on his tail.

SHAKSPERE. Merchant of Venice, Act II. ·

Scene 2. (Gobbo to his Son.) 1.

His beard was grizly ? no. 2. It was, as I have seen it in his life, A sable silver'd.

SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act I, Scene 2

(Hamlet and Horatio.)

Such a beard as youth gone out
Had left in ashes.

Tennyson.—Idylls of the King, Vivien.
So much a clown in gait, and laugh,
He wanted but a scrip and staff;
And such a beard as hung in candles
Down to Diogenes's sandals,
And planted all his chin thick,
Like him a dirty cynic.

CAWTHORNE.—Birth and Education of Genius. A beard like an artichoke, with dry shrivelled jaws.

SHERIDAN.- The Duenna, Act III. Scene 7. And there he lies with a great beard, like a Russian bear upon a drift of snow.

CONGREVE.-The Double Dealer, Act III. Scene 5. Sir, you have the most insinuating manner, but indeed you

should get rid of that odious beard-one might as well kiss a hedgehog.

SHERIDAN.–The Duenna, Act II, Scene 2. BEASTS.-Here comes a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called fools.

SHAKSPERE.-As You Like It, Act V. Scene 4.

(Jaques to Orlando.) BEAUTY.-Ay, my continent of beauty.

SHAKSPERE.—Love's Labour's Lost, Act IV.

Scene 1. (Boyet to Rosaline.)
Beauty in distress shone like the sun
Piercing a summer's cloud.

COLMAN, Jun.-Battle of Hexham, Act I. Scene 3.

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BEAUTY.–When beauty in distress appears,
An irresistless charm it bears :
In every breast does pity move,
Pity, the tenderest part of love.

Yalden.—To Captain Chamberlain, Verse 3.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll ;
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

Pope. -Rape of the Lock, Canto V. Line 33.
Nature in various moulds has beauty cast,
And form'd the feature for each different taste:
This sighs for golden locks and azure eyes;
That, for the gloss of sable tresses dies.

Gay.-Dione, Act III. Scene 1.
Were you with these, my prince, you'd soon forget
The pale, unripen'd beauties of the north.

ADDISON.-Cato, Act I.
'Tis not a set of features, nor complexion,
The tincture of a skin that I admire ;
Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover,
Fades in the eye, and palls upon the sense.

ÅDDISON.-Cato, Act I, Scene 1.
'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call,
But the joint force and full result of all.

POPE.-On Criticism, Line 245.
Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel ;
Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle;
Beauty like wit, to judges should be shewn;
Both most are valued, where they best are known.

LYTTLETON.-Soliloquy of a Beauty, Line 11.
Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare,
And beauty draws us with a single hair.

POPE.-Rape of the Lock, Canto II, Line 28.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.

Keats.—Endymion, Line 1.
Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night,
As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear.

SHAKSPERE.-Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 5,

(Romeo to the Servant.)

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