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BEAUTY.-Let him alone;
There's nothing that allays an angry mind
So soon as a sweet beauty.

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.—The Elder Brother, The beauty, that of late was in her flow'r, is now a ruin,

QUARLES.--Book I. No. IX. Verse 5.
BED.-Who goes to bed, and doth not pray,
Maketh two nights to every day.

GEORGE HERBERT.—The Temple; Charms and

Moss bestrowed
Must be their bed; their pillow was unsewed.

SPENSER.—The Fairy Queen, Book VI. Chap. IV.

Stanza 14.
BEE.—Where the bee sucks, there suck I.

SHAKSPERE.—Tempest, Act V. Scene I.

(A Song.)
BEES.-So work the honey bees;
Creatures that, by a rule in nature, teach
The act of order to a peopled kingdom,

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry V. Act I. Scene 2.

(Canterbury.) He turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the carcase.

JUDGES.—Chap. XIV. Verse 8; and see DAVID

son's Virgil, by Buckley, Georgic IV. 'Tis seldom when the bee doth leave her comb in the dead carrion.

SUAKSPERE. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act IV.

SCENE 4. (The King to Warwick.) BEGGAR.—A beggar begs that never begged before.

SHAKSPERE.—King Richard II. Act V. Scene 3.

(The Duchess to Bolingbroke.) Moody beggars, starving for a time Of peil-mell havock and confusion.

SHAKSPERE.-King Henry IV. Part I. Act V.

Scene 1. (The King to Warwick.)

For her own person, It beggar'd all description.

SHAKSPERE. —Anthony and Cleopatra, Act II,

Scene 2. (Enobarbus to Agrippa.)

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BEGINNING.-He has half the deed done, who has made a beginning

HORACE.-By Smart, Book I. Epistle 2.
The mind must be excited to make a beginning.

The true beginning of our end.

SHAKSPERE.--Midsummer Night's Dream, Act

V. Scene I. (Enter Prologue.) The beginning of the end.

TALLEYRAND. BELIEF.—This would not be believ'd in Venice, though I should swear I saw 't.

SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act IV. Scene I.
(Lodovico to Othello.)

I'll believe both;
And what does else want credit, come to me,
And I'll be sworn 'tis true.

SAAKSPERE.-Tempest, Act III. Scene 3.

(Sebastian to Alonso.)
BELL.-Silence that dreadful bell,
It frights the isle from her propriety.

SHAKSPERE.--Othello, Act II. Scene 3.
(The Moor, after the affray between Cassio and

That all-softening, overpowering knell,
The tocsin of the soul-the dinner bell.

BYRON.-Don Juan, Canto V. Stanza 49.
BELLS.—There is in souls a sympathy with sounds ;-
How soft the music of those village bells,
Falling at intervals upon the ear
In cadence sweet, now dying all away,

CowPER.-Tho Task, Book VI. Line 1.
Those evening bells ! those evening bells !
How many a tale their music tells,
Of youth, and home, and that sweet time,
When last I heard their soothing chime!

Tom MOORE.—Vol. IV. Page 157.
Now see that noble and most sovereign reason,
Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1.
(Ophelia, after her interview with Hamlet, and

his pretended madness.)

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BEND.—Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key,
With 'bated breath, and whispering humbleness,
Say this ?-

SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 3.

(Shylock to Antonio.) BENEVOLENCE.—The lessons of prudence have charms,

And slighted may lead to distress; But the man whom benevolence warms Is an angel who lives but to bless.

BLOOMFIELD.—The Banks of the Wye. BENT.—They fool me to the top of my bent.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (The

Prince to Polonius.) BETTER.-A better man than his father.

SMART's HORACE.-Book I. Ode 15. The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry IV. Part I. Act V.

Scene 4. (Falstaff, after he had fallen down as if dead.)

Poor Jack, farewell! I could have better spard a better man.

SHAKSPERE. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act V.

Scene 4. (Prince Henry, who supposed him

BIBLE.-The sacred volume claimed their hearts alone,
Which taught the way to glory and to God.

ANONYMOUS.—Collet's Rel. of Lit. 20.
Whence, but from Heaven, could men unskill'd in arts,
In several ages born, in several parts,
Weave such agreeing truths ? or how, or why
Should all conspire to cheat us with a lie?

DRYDEN.--Religio Laici, Line 140.
Then for the style, majestic and dinin
It speaks no less than God in
Commanding words:
As the first fiat

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BIBLE.-Carries her Bible tuck'd beneath his arm,
And hides his hands to keep his fingers warm.

CowPER.–Truth, Line 147.
BIBO.—When Bibo thought fit from the world to retreat.

PRIOR.—Bibo and Charon. BIRD.-A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

ECCLESIASTES.-Chap. X. Verse 20.
BIRTH-DAY.--Pleas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birth-day with a grateful mind.

POPE.-2nd Epistle to Book II. of Horace,
Line 314.

Is that a birth-day? 'tis alas ! too clear, 'Tis but the funeral of the former year.

Pope.-To Mrs. M. B., on her birth-day.

BLACKGUARD.That each puli'd different ways with many

an oath, “Arcades ambo,” id est-blackguards both.

BYRON.—Don Juan, Canto IV. Stanza 93. BLAST.-His rage, not his love, in that frenzy is shown, And the blast that blows loudest is soon overblown. SMOLLETT.-Song, Verse 1.

Sideral blast,
Vapour, and mist, and exhalation hot,
Corrupt and pestilent.

MILTON.-Par. Lost, Book X.
BLAZON.-Nor florid prose, nor honeyed lies of rhyme,
Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.

Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto I. Stanza 3.
BLEMISHI.-In nature there's no blemish but the mind;
None can be called deform'd but the unkind.

SHAKSPERE.—Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene 4.

(Antonio musing.) BLESSED.-Who breathes must suffer, and who thinks must

mourn ; And he alone is blessed, who ne'er was born.

PRIOR.—Solomon on the Vanity of the World,

Book III. Line 240.

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BLESSINGS.-With hearts resolved, and hands prepared, The blessings they enjoy to guard.

SMOLLETT.—Leven Water, Last lines,

Give thee my blessing? No, I'll ne'er Give thee my blessing; I'll see thee hang'd first. It shall ne'er be said I gave thee my blessing.

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.–The Knight of the

Pestle, Act I. Scene 4.
BLEST.-Blest be that spot, where cheerful guests retire
To pause from toil, and trim their evening fire;
Blest that abode, where want and pain repair,
And every stranger finds a ready chair;
Blest be those feasts with simple plenty crown'd,
Where all the ruddy family around
Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail,
Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale:
Or press the bashful stranger to his food,
And learn the luxury of doing good.

GOLDSMITH.—The Traveller, Line 13.
BLISS ---We loathe what none are left to share:
Eron bliss—'twere woe alone to bear.

BYRON-The Giaour. BLOCKHEAD.-Why, you metaphorical blockhead, why could you not say so at first ?

MURPHY.—The Apprentice, Act I. BLOOD.Thoughts that would thick my blood.

SHAKSPERE.—Winter's Tale, Act I, Scene 2.

(Polixenes to Leontes.) Make thick iny blood.

SIIAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act I, Scene 5,

(Lady Macbeth.) What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards ? Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.

POPE.—Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 215. What bloody man is that?

SHAKSPERE.-Macbeth, Act I, Scene 2.

(Duncan meeting a bleeding soldier.) As fall the dews on quenchless sands, Blood only serves to wash ambition's hands.

BYRON.-Don Juan, Canto IX, Stanza 59.

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