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BOWL.–And in this bowl, where wanton ivy twines,
Pope.—Pastoral, Spring, Line 35.
SHAKSPERE.—Romeo and Juliet, Act V. Scene 1.
(Romeo, solus.) BOY.--Ah! happy years! once more, who would not be a boy?
BYRON.—Childe Harold, Canto II, Stanza 23. Yet who would be a boy, a girl again?
JAMES MONTGOMERY.-The Pelican Island,
KENNEY.-A Song in the opera of Matrimony,
Act II, Scene l.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5. (Hamlet,
The times have been, That when the brains were out the man would die, And there an end.
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act III. Scene 4.
(Macbeth, at sight of Banquo's ghost.) BRAINS.—An excellent scholar: One that hath a head fillid with calves' brains without any sage in them.
WEBSTER.—The White Devil, Act I, Scene 1. Cudgel thy brains no more about it; for your dull ass will not mend his pace with beating.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1. (First
Clown to the second Clown.) BRAVE.-How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest!
COLLINS.-Ode written in 1746. Bray'd in mine own house with a skein of thread!
SHAKSPERE.—Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.
Scene 3. (Petruchio to the Tailor.)
BREACH.-Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once Or close the wall up with our English dead!
SAAKSPERE.-King Henry V. Act III. Scene 1.
(The King and his army before Harfleur.)
DANTE.—Paradiso, Canto XVII. Line 58.
(Wright.) Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.
ECCLESIASTES.—Chap. XI. Verse 1.
BREAKFAST.-Their breakfast so warm, to be sure they did
eat, A custom in travellers mighty discreet.
PRIOR.-Downhall, a ballad.
And then to breakfast with what appetite you have.
SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VIII., Act III.
Scene 2. (The King to his Lords, but frowning at Wolsey.)
1. Is breakfast ready, mine host ? 2. It is, my little Hebrew.
ANONYMOUS.—The Merry Devil of Edmonton.
BRIEF.-Brevity is the soul of wit.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2.
(Polonius to the King and Queen.)
Brief, boy, brief !
FLETCHER.—The Woman Hater, Act I, Scene 2.
1. 'Tis brief, my lord, 2. As woman's love.
SAAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2.
(Hamlet and Ophelia at the Play.)
We must be brief when traitors brave the field.
SHAKSPERE.—King Richard III. Act IV. Scene 3.
(Richard to Ratcliffe.)
BRITAIN.—But Britain, changeful as a child at play,
PopE.—To Augustus, Epi. I. Line 155. BROOKS.-Such Brooks are welcome to me that o'erflow such liquor.
SHAKSPERE.—Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II.
Scene 2. (Falstaff's play on the name of Master
SHAKSPERE.—Julius Cæsar, Act III Scene I.
(Mark Anthony's oration on Cæsar's death.) BUBBLES.—Like bubbles on the sea of matter borne, They rise, they break, and to that sea return.
POPE.—Essay on Man, Epi. III. Line 19.
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act I, Scene 3.
(Banquo to Macbeth when the Witches vanished.) BUCK.—A buck of the first head.
SHAKSPERE.-Love's Labour's Lost, Act IV.
Scene 2. (Sir Nathaniel to Holofernes.) BUILDING.—Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth
not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have suffi
cient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to
finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
ST. LUKE, Chap. XIV. Verses 28, 29, 30.
When we mean to build,
SHAKSPERE.-King Henry IV. Part II. Act I.
Scene 3. (Lord Bardolph urging caution before hazarding a battle.)
BUILDING.–Or what king, going to make war against
another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand ?
St. LUKE, Chap. XIV. Verse 31.
Much more, in this great work,
SHAKSPERE.—King Henry IV. Part II. Act I.
Scene 3. (Lord Bardolph.)
Young.-Love of Fame, Line 171.
Young.–Night VIII. Line 215. BULLET.–The bullet has its billet.
OLD PLAY; SCOTT.-Count Robert of Paris,
WARREN HASTINGS.—An epigram produced by
him when writhing under the agony of a
p. 164; 7th edition.)
GOLDSMITH.--Retaliation, Line 29.
BURKE.—One large of soul, of genius unconfined,
LUCAN; CICERO.—Riley's Dict. Class. Quot.
pp. 253, 281, 285.
GOLDSMITH.-Retaliation, Line 37.
BURN-One fire burns out another's burning.
SAAKSPERE.—Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 2.
(Benvolio to Romeo.) Come, we burn daylight.
.—Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 4.
(Mercutio to Romeo.) BUSH.–Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer.
SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VI. Part III. Act V.
Scene 6. (Gloster to the King.)
SHAKSPERE.—Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V.
Scene 1. (Theseus to Hippolyta.)
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.- The Little French
Lawyer, Act I, Scene 1.
COWPER.—The Garden, Line 373.