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CUCK00.–The finch, the sparrow, and the lark,
The plain-song cuckoo gray,
SHAKSPERE.-Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III.
Scene 1. (Bottom, singing.)
Why do you weep, you cuckoo ?
Riley's Plautus, Vol. I. The Pseudolus, Act I.
CUP.-The iron cup chained for the general use.
ROGERS.—Inscription in the Crimea.
That cheer but not inebriate.
CowPER.-Winter Evening, Book IV. [In an essay on the excellences of Tar Water, Bishop Berkeley says, “It emulates the virtues of that famous plant Gin Seng, so much valued in China as the only cordial that raises the spirits without depressing them.” See his Siris, Vol. II. Division 66.—The effect of all wines and spirits upon me is strange. It settles, but it makes me gloomy.-BYRON, Diary 1821.
CUR.—0, 'tis a foul thing when a cur cannot keep himself in all companies !
SHAKSPERE.-Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Act IV. Scene 4. (Launce with his dog.)
CURB.-Curb this cruel devil of his will.
SHAKSPERE.--Merchant of Venice, Act IV.
Scene 1. (Bassanio to Portia.)
CURFEW.-The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
GRAY.—Elegy, Verse 1.
CURIOSITY.-Let us satisfy our eyes
SAAKSPERE.—Twelfth Night, Act III. Scene 3.
(Sebastian to Antonio.)
I will bespeak our diet, Whiles you beguile the time and feed your knowledge With viewing of the town.
SHAKSPERE.—Ibid. (Antonio to Sebastian.)
CUSTOM.-The breach of custom
SHAKSPERE.—Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 2.
Custom calls me to 't ;-
SHAKSPERE.—Coriolanus, Act II. Scene 3.
It is a custom,
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 4.
SHAKSPERE.-King Henry VIII. Act I. Scene 3.
(Sands to the Chamberlain.) CUT.-Can ready compliments supply, On all occasions cut and dry.
SWIFT.-Furniture of Woman's Mind.
Jokes of all kinds, ready cut and dry.
MICROCOSM.-Vol. I. No. VIII. Page 68. According to her cloth she cut her coat.
DryDEN.--Cock and the Fox.
This was the most unkindest cut of all.
SHAKSPERE.-Julius Cæsar, Act III. Scene 2.
(Anthony to the Citizens.) CYNOSURE.-Where perhaps some Beauty lies, The Cynosure of neighbouring eyes.
MILTON.-L'Allegro, Line 79. CYPHER.—The Whigs are a parcel of cyphers, and I am the only unit that gives a value to them.
CYPHER.—Here's another of your cyphers to fill up the
number: Oh brave old ape in a silken coat!
FORDE.—'Tis Pity, Act I. DAFFODILS.
Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares.
SHAKSPERE.—Winter's Tale, Act IV. Scene 3.
(Perdita to Florizel.) DAGGER.-Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand ? Come, let me clutch'thee.
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act II, Scene I.
Burns.--Tam o'Shanter, Line 33.
Pope.-Epi. to Arbuthnot, Line 201.
Pope.-Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 283.
do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that.
SHAKSPERE.—Winter's Tale, Act IV. Scene 3.
(Florizel to Perdita.) To dance attendance on their lordships' pleasures.
SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VIII., Act V. Scene 2.
(The King to Butts.) Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to heaven.
Pope.—Moral Essays, Epi. IV. Line 143. DANCING.–The dancing pair, that simply sought renown, By holding out, to tire each other down.
GOLDSMITH.—Deserted Village, Line 25.
Tonson and Congreve.
DANGER.—Keep together here, lest, running thither,
SHAKSPERE.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I.
Scene 3. (Worcester to Hotspur.)
SHAKSPERE.—Ibid. Part I. Act II, Scene 3.
(Hotspur, reading a Letter of caution.) DAISY.—There! is Mosgiel farm; and that's the very field where Burns ploughed up the daisy.
WORDSWORTH.—Vol. V. Page 243. DAN-I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry, 'Tis all barren.
STERNE.—Sentimental Journey. (In the street,
SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act IV.
SHAKSPERE.-Ibid. (Shylock to Portia.)
::—Macbeth, Act I. Scene 7.
(To his Lady.)
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act III. Scene 4.
(To the Ghost of Banquo.) DARED.-What ? am I dar'd and bearded to my face?
SHAKSPERE.-King Henry VI. Part I. Act I.
Scene 3. (Gloster to Winchester.)
Scott.—Marmion, Canto VI. Stanza 14.
DARED.-Determined, dared, and done.
SMART.—Song to David, Verse 86. DARES.—What, though success will not attend on all, Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.
SMOLLETT.-Advice, Line 207. DARK-At one stride came the dark.
COLERIDGE.-The Ancient Mariner. DARKNESS VISIBLE.—Of darkness visible so much be
lent, As half to show, half veil the deep intent.
Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 3.
MILTON.-Paradise Lost, Book I. Line 63.
Daughter, said she, arise;
RILEY's Dictionary of Classical Quotations, 221. [A distich, according to Zuinglius, on a lady of the family of the Dalburgs, who saw her descendants to the sixth generation.] Had he no friend-no daughter dear, His wandering toil to share and cheer; No son to be his father's stay, And guide him in the rugged way?
Scott.—Last Minstrel, conclusion of Canto III. If a daughter you have, she's the plagụe of your life, No peace shall you know, though you've buried your wife ! At twenty she mocks at the duty you taught herOh, what a plague is an obstinate daughter!
SHERIDAN.—The Duenna, Act I. Scene 3. My daughter was ever a good girl.
MURPHY.—Three Weeks after Marriage, Act II. DAY.-One day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
Psalm LXXXIV. Verse 10. Empire and love! the vision of a day.
Young.–Force of Religion, Book I. Line 94.