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BEAUTY.--Let him alone;
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.
GEORGE HERBERT.—The Temple; Charms and
SPENSER.-The Fairy Queen, Book VI. Chap. IV.
SHAKSPERE.--Tempest, Act V. Scene I.
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.
SMAKSPERE.-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 pell-mell havock and confusion.
SHAKSPERE.--King Henry IV. Part I. Act V.
Scene I. (The King to Warwick.)
For her own person, It beggar'd all description.
SHAKSPERE. ---Anthony and Cleopatra, Act II,
Scene 2. (Enobarbus to Agrippa.)
BEGINNING.--He has half the deed done, who has made a beginning.
HORACE.--By Smart, Book I. Epistle 2.
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.
SAAKSPERE.-Othello, Act IV. Scene I.
I'll believe both;
SHAKSPERE.—Tempest, Act III. Scene 3.
(Sebastian to Alonso.)
SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act II. Scene 3.
BYRON.-Don Juan, Canto V. Stanza 49.
CowPER.-The Task, Book VI. Line I.
Tom MOORE.-Vol. IV. Page 157.
SHÄKSPERÉ.-Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1.
his pretended madness.)
BEND.-Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key,
SAAKSPERE.-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 spar'd a better man.
SHAKSPERE-King Henry IV. Part I. Act V.
Scene 4. (Prince Henry, who supposed him
ANONYMOUS.-Collet's Rel. of Lit. 20.
DRYDEN.-Religio Laici, Line 140,
DRYDEN.-Ibid. Line 152. Every leaf is a spacious plain ; every line a flowing brook; every period a lofty mountain.
HERVEY.-Descant upon Creation.
BIBLE.-Carries her Bible tuck'd beneath his arm,
CowPER.-Truth, Line 147.
BIB0.-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,
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 pull'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,
BYRON.-Childe Harold, Canto I. Stanza 3.
BLEMISH.-In nature there's no blemish but the mind;
SHAKSPERE.-Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene 4.
(Antonio musing.) BLESSED.—Who breathes must suffer, and who thinks must
mour; And he alone is blessed, who ne'er was born.
PRIOR.—Solomon on the Vanity of the World,
Book III. Line 240.
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
GOLDSMITH.—The Traveller, Line 13.
BLISS -We loathe what none are left to share:
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.
Popr.—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.