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MISCHIEF.-To mourn a mischief that is past and gone,
Is the next way to draw new mischief on.

SHAKSPERE.—Othello, Act I. Scene 3.
MISER.–At length some pity warm’d the master's breast,
('Twas then his threshold first received a guest,)
Slow creaking turns the door with jealous care,
And half he welcomes in the shivering pair.

PARNELL.—The Hermit, Line 97. MISERY.–Misery makes sport to mock itself.

SHAKSPERE.—King Richard II. Act II. Scene 1. In misery's darkest cavern known,

His useful care was ever nigh;
Where hopeless anguish pour'd his groan,
And lonely want retired to die.

DR. JOHNSON.-On the death of Mr. Robert

Levett, Verse 5.
Misery still delights to trace
Its semblance in another's case.

COWPER.—The Castaway, Verse 10.
'Tis misery enough to be reduc'd
To the low level of the common herd,
Who, born to beggary, envy all above them.

LILLO.-Fatal Curiosity, Act I. Scene 2.
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

SHAKSPERE.—The Tempest, Act. II. Scene 2. When a few words will rescue misery out of her distress, I hate the man who can be a churl of them.

STERNE.—Sentimental Journey, Calais, Line 22.

Misery doth part The flux of company; anon, a careless herd, Full of the pasture, jumps along by him, And never stays to greet him; “Ay," quoth Jaques, “Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens; 'Tis just the fashion: wherefore do you look Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there ?”

SHAKSPERE.—As You Like it, Act II. Scene 1. MISFORTUNE.-Ill fortune seldom comes alone.

DRYDEN.-Cymon and Iphigenia.
One woe doth tread upon another's heel,
So fast they follow.

SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act IV. Scene 7.



MISFORTUNE.—When one is past, another care we have,
Thus woe succeeds a woe; as wave a wave.

HERRICK.—Hesp. Aphorisms, No. 287.
One sorrow never comes but brings an heir,
That may succeed as his inheritor.

SHAKSPERE.—Pericles, Act I. Scene 4.
When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act IV. Scene 5.
A wretch's life-broken on misfortune's wheel.

One writ with me in sour misfortune's book.

SHAKSPERE.—Romeo and Juliet, Act V. Scene 3.

(Romeo at the tomb, having just slain Paris.) MIX.-Mix a short folly, that unbends the mind.

FRANCIS' Horace.-Book IV. Ode 12.
MOCK-MOCKING.–Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!

Confusion on thy banners wait,
Though, fann'd by conquest's crimson wing,
They mock the air with idle state.

GRAY.–The Bard, Line 1.
Mocking the air with colours idly spread.

SHAKSPERE.—King John, Act V. Scene 1. MOCKERY, DELUSION, AND A SNARE.—If it is pos

sible that such a practice as that which has taken place in the present instance should be allowed to pass without a remedy, trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, will be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

LORD DENMAN, C.J.-11 Clarke and Finnelly, 351.

O'Connell v. The Queen. MOCKERY.–And bear about the mockery of woe, To midnight dances, and the public show.

PopE.—To the Memory of a Lady, Line 57. MODESTY.-Come thou, whose thoughts as limpid spring

are clear,
To lead the train, sweet Modesty, appear;-
With thee be Chastity, of all afraid,
Distrusting all, a wise suspicious maid;
Cold is her breast, like flowers that drink the dew,
A silken veil conceals her from the view.

COLLINS.—Eclogue I. Line 53.



MODULATION.—'Tis not enough the voice be sound and

clear, 'Tis modulation that must charm the ear.

LLOYD.-The Actor.


Now mince the sin, And mollify damnation with a phrase.

DRYDEN.—The Spanish Friar, Act V. Scene 1. MONA.-Once hid from those who search the main.

COLLINS.-Ode to Liberty, Line 82. DONARCH.—Who would not brave the battle-fire-the

wreck To move the monarch of her peopled deck ?

Byron.—The Corsair, Canto I. Stanza 3. Monarchs seldom sigh in vain.

Scott.-Marmion, Canto V. Stanza 9. I am monarch of all I survey;

My right there is none to dispute;
From the centre all round to the sea,
I am lord of the fowl and the brute.

CowPER.–Verses on Alexander Selkirk.
MONEY.-If at great things thou would'st arrive,
Get riches first, get health, and treasure heap,
Not difficult, if thou hearken to me:
Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand,
They whom I favour thrive in wealth amain,
While virtue, valour, wisdom, sit in want.

Milton.-Par. Regained, Book II.
Go, make money. Put money in your purse.

SHAKSPERE.-Oihello, Act I. Scene 3. 0, what a world of vile ill-favour'd faults, Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a-year!

SHAKSPERE.—Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III.

Scene 4. He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends.

SHAKSPERE.—As You Like it, Act III. Scene 2. My friend, get money; get a large estate By honest means; but get-at any rate.

Francis' Horace.-Book I. Epi. I. Line 93.

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MONEY.-Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace,
If not, by any means get wealth and place.

Popr.–To Bolingbroke, Book I. Epi. I. Line 103. MONSIEUR TONSON.-Away he went, and ne'er was heard of more.

COLMAN.-Monsieur Tonson. MONSTER.-A faultless monster, which the world ne'er saw.

BUCKINGHAM.—Essay on Poetry. MONUMENTS.—Monuments, like men, submit to fate !

Pope.-Rape of the Lock, Canto III. Line 172. MONUMENT.-I have completed a monument more lasting

than brass, and more sublime than the regal elevation of pyramids, which neither the wasting shower, the unavailing north-wind, nor an innumerable succession of years, and the flight of seasons, shall be able to demolish.

HORACE.—Book III. Ode 30. I have now completed a work, which neither the anger of Jove,

nor fire, nor steel, nor consuming time, will be able to destroy!

Ovid.—Meta. Book XV, Line 873.
It deserves with characters of brass
A forted residence, 'gainst the tooth of time,
And rasure of oblivion.

SHAKSPERE.-Measure for Measure, Act V.

Scene 1. (The Duke to Angelo.)
I made my life my monument.

Ben Jonson.-On Sir Charles Cavendish,
When old Time shall lead him to his end,
Goodness and he fill up one monument !

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VIII. Act II. Scene 1. If you seek for his monument, look around, Si monumentum requiris, circumspice.

ANONYMOUS.—Epitaph on Sir Christopher Wren,

in St. Paul's Cathedral. Wouldst thou behold his monument? look around !

Rogers.—Italy (Florence), Page 103, Ed. 1830. MOON.-Good even, fair moon, good even to thee; I prithee, dear moon, now shew to me The form and the features, the speech and degree, Of the man that true lover of mine shall be.

Scott.—Heart of Mid-Lothian, Chap. XVII.

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MOON.—The full-orb’d moon, with her nocturnal ray
Shed o'er the scene a lovely flood of day.

WHEELWRIGHT's Pindar, Olymp. Ode X,

Line 102.

The sacred Queen of Night,
Who pours a lovely, gentle light,
Wide o'er the dark, by wanderers blest,
Conducting them to peace and rest.

Thomson.-Ode to Seraphina.

The moon is in her summer glow.

Scott.–Rokeby, Canto I.
My lord, they say, five moons were seen to-night:
Four fixed; and the fifth did whirl about
The other four, in wond'rous motion.

SHAKSPERE.-King John, Act IV. Scene 2.
The dews of summer night did fall;

The moon, sweet regent of the sky,
Silver'd the walls of Cumnor Hall,
And many an oak that grew thereby.

MICKLE.-See Scott's Introduction to Kenilworth.

1. By yonder blessed moon I swear,
2. O, swear not by the moon, the unconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.

SHAKSPERE.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 2.
The moon pulld off her veil of light,
That hides her face by day from sight,
(Mysterious veil, of brightness made,
That's both her lustre and her shade,)
And in the lantern of the night,
With shining horns hung out her light.

BUTLER.-Hudibras, Part II. Canto I. Line 905.

MOONLIGHT.How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this

bank! Here will we sit. Sit, Jessica.

SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act V. Scene l.

MOOR.-Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed,
And batten on this moor?

SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4.

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