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CONDUCT.-When once our grace we have forgot,
Nothing goes right; we would, and we would not.

SHAKSPERE.—Measure for Measure, Act IV.

Scene 4. (Angelo repentant.)
But by bad courses may be understood,
That their events can never fall out good.

SHAKSPERE.-King Richard II. Act II. Scene 1.

(York to the King.) The honest heart that's free frae a'

Intended fraud or guile,
However fortune kick'd the ba',
Has aye some cause to smile.

BURNS.- Epi. to Davie.
Circles are prais'd, not that abound
In largeness, but th' exactly round:
So life we praise, that does excel,
Not in much time, but acting well.

WALLER.–Long and Short Life. Epigrams.
CONFIDENCE.-In maiden confidence she stood,
Though mantled in her cheek the blood,
And told her love with such a sigh
Of deep and hopeless agony.

Scott.—Lady of the Lake, Canto IV. Stanza 18. If ever you betray what you are entrusted with, you forfeit my

malevolence for ever; and your being a simpleton shall be no excuse for your locality.

SHERIDAN.—The Rivals, Act I. Scene 2. CONFOUND.—The attempt and not the deed, confounds us.

SHAKSPERE. -Macbeth, Act II, Scene 2.
(Lady Macbeth.)

If ever fearful
To do a thing, when I the issue doubted,
Whereof the execution did cry out
Against the non-performance; 'twas a fear
Which oft infects the wisest.

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

(Camillo to Leontes.) CONFUSION.-I saw and heard, for such a numerous host Fled not in silence through the frighted deep; With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded.

Milton.-Paradise Lost, Book II. Line 993.



CONJECTURES.-If there's a Power above
(And that there is all nature cries aloud,
Through all her works) he must delight in virtue;
And that which he delights in must be happy.
But when? or where ? this world was made for Cæsar ;-
I'm weary of conjectures—this must end them.

ADDISON.-Cato, Act V. Scene I.

CONQUEST.-And ever since the conquest have been fools.

RocHESTER.—Letter from Artemisia to Cloe,

Line 51 from end.

CONSCIENCE.-Thus conscience does make cowards of

us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought;
And enterprizes of great pith and moment,
With this regard, their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1.

(His Soliloquy.)

Trust that man in nothing, who has not a conscience in every thing.

STERNE.— Tristram Shandy, Vol. II. Chap. XVII.

and Sermon 27.

CONSENT.-My consent goes not that way.

SHAKSPERE.—Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III.

Scene 2. (Page to Hostess.)

Let him light his pipe with his consent if he pleases. Wilful against Wise for a wager.

COLLEY CIBBER.—The Non-Juror, Act I. Scene 1.

CONSIDERATION.- What you have said,
I will consider; what you have to say,
I will with patience hear : and find a time
Both meet to hear and answer.

SHAKSPERE.-Julius Cæsar, Act I, Scene 2.
(Brutus to Cassius.)

Consideration like an angel came,
And whipp the offending Adam out of him.

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry V. Act I. Scene 1.

(Canterbury to Èly.)



COVSTABLE.Quoth Hudibras, “Friend Ralph, thou hast, Out-run the constable at last.”

BUTLER.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto III.

Line 1367.

Who thinks you the most desartless man to be constable ?

SHAKSPERE.—Much Ado about Nothing, Act III.

Scene 3. (Dogberry to 1st Watch.)

You are thought here to be the most senseless and fit man for the constable of the watch; therefore bear you the lantern.

SHAKSPERE.—Much Ado about Nothing, Act III.

Scene 3. (Dogberry to 2nd Watch.)

What does this fellow of a constable mean by interrupting our play?

FIELDING.–The Author's Farce, Act III. Scene 1. CONSTANCY.-Hang constancy, you know too much of the world to be constant, sure.

FIELDING.–Love in several Masques, Act IV.

Scene 2.

"Tis often constancy to change the mind.

Hoole's ANASTATIO.—(SIEVES) Vol. I. Section 8. CONSTRUE.—But men may construe things, after their

fashion, Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.

SAAKSPERE.-Julius Cæsar, Act I. Scene 3.

(Cicero to Casca.) CONSUMMATION.—'Tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish’d.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1.

(His Soliloquy.)
CONTEMPLATION.—To contemplation's sober eye,

Such is the race of man,
And they that creep, and they that fly,
Shall end where they began.

Gay.-On the Spring, Verse 4.
For contemplation he, and valour form'd;
For softness she, and sweet attractive grace.

MILTON.-Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 297.

(Adam and Eve.)



CONTENT.—Content with poverty, my soul I arm;
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.

DRYDEN.—29th Ode, Horace, Book III. Verse 8. I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

PHILIPPIANS.—Chap. IV. Verse 11.
Mecænas, what's the cause, that no man lives
Contented with the lot which reason gives,
Or chance presents; yet all with envy view
The schemes that others variously pursue ?


Learn this of me, where'er thy lot doth fall,
Short lot, or not, to be content with all.

HERRICK.—Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 215.
I am quite my own master, agreeably lodged, perfectly easy in

my circumstances. I am contented with my situation, and happy because I think myself so.

LE SAGE.-Gil Blas, Book VII. Chap. 13.
All things on earth thus change, some up, some down;
Content's a kingdom, and I wear that crown.

HEYWOOD.-A Woman Kill'd with Kindness.
CONTENTIONS.-Contentions fierce,
Ardent, and dire, spring from no petty cause.

Scott.-Peveril of the Peak, Chap. XL. quoting

6 Albion." In this contention, it is difficult to say which party succeeded.

FIELDING.—Joseph Andrews.
CONTEST.-Between nose and eyes, a strange contest arose,
The spectacles set them unhappily wrong;
The point in dispute was, as all the world knows,
To which the said spectacles ought to belong.

CowPER.—Report of an Adjudged Case.
CONTRITE.Prostrate my contrite heart I rend :
My God, my Father, and my Friend !
Do not forsake me in my end !

Roscommon.—Day of Judgment, Verse 17.
CONVERSE-Studious let me sit,
And hold high converse with the mighty dead.

Thomson.-Winter, Line 431.



CONVERSE.-In days of yore when time was young,
When birds convers'd as well as sung,
When use of speech was not confin'd
Merely to brutes of human kind.

LLOYD.-Hare and Tortoise.

CONVERSING.–With thee conversing I forget the way.

Gay.-Trivia, Book II. Line 480.
With thee conversing I forget all time.

MILTON.-Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 639.
While we converse with her, we mark
No want of day, nor think it dark.

WALLER.—The Night Piece.
COOKS.- Are these the choice dishes the doctor has sent us?
Is this the great poet whose works so content us?
This Goldsmith's fine feast, who has written fine books ?
Heaven sends us good meat—but the Devil sends cooks.

GARRICK.-On Goldsmith's “Retaliation."
COPY.—You are the cruell'st she alive,
If you will lead these graces to the grave,
And leave the world no copy:

SHAKSPERE.-Twelfth Night, Act I. Scene 5.

(Viola to Olivia.) CORINTH.It is not every man's lot to gain Corinth.

Smart's HORACE.-Book I. Epi. 17.
CORK.—The cork shall start obsequious to my thumb.

Scott.-Peveril of the Peak, Chap. 22.
CORNISH MEN.-By Pol, Tre, and Pen,
You may know the Cornish men.

Scott.-Kenilworth, Chap. I.
CORPORAL. The Corporal.Tread lightly on his ashes,

ye men of genius-for he was your kinsman: weed his grave clean, ye men of goodness—for he was your brother. Oh Corporal! had I thee but now—now that I am able to give

thee a dinner and protection-how would I cherish thee! But alas! alas! alas! now that I can do this, the occasion is

lost—for thou art gone; thy genius fled up to the stars, from whence it came; and that warm heart of thine, with all its generous and open vessels, compressed into a clod of the valley!

STERNE.—Tristram Shandy, Vol. VI. Chap. 25.

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