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CUCK00.–The finch, the sparrow, and the lark,

The plain-song cuckoo gray,
Whose note full many a man doth mark,
And dares not answer, nay,

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.

Scene 1.

CUP.-The iron cup chained for the general use.

ROGERS.—Inscription in the Crimea.

The cups

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
With the memorials, and the things of fame,
That do renown this city.

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
Is breach of all.

SHAKSPERE.—Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 2.
(Imogen to Guiderius.)

Custom calls me to 't ;-
What custom wills, in all things should we do 't?

SHAKSPERE.—Coriolanus, Act II. Scene 3.


It is a custom,
More honour'd in the breach than the observance.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 4.
(Hamlet to Horatio.)

New customs,
Though they be never so ridiculous,
Nay, let them be unmanly, yet are follow'd.

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.


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CYPHER.—Here's another of your cyphers to fill up the

number: Oh brave old ape in a silken coat!


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.

(Macbeth solus.)
DAMES.- Ah, gentle dames! it gars me greet,
To think how mony counsels sweet,
How mony lengthen'd sage advices,
The husband frae the wife despises !

Burns.--Tam o'Shanter, Line 33.
DAMN.-Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer.

Pope.-Epi. to Arbuthnot, Line 201.
Or ravish'd with the whistling of a name,
See Cromwell damn'd to everlasting fame.

Pope.-Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 283.
DAVCE.- When


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.
Though civil persons they, you ruder were,
And had more humours than a dancing bear.


Tonson and Congreve.

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DANGER.—Keep together here, lest, running thither,
We unawares run into danger's mouth.

MILTON.-Samson Agonistes.
I'll read you matter deep and dangerous.

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I.

Scene 3. (Worcester to Hotspur.)
Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.

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,

DANIEL.-A Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel !
O wise young judge, how do I honour thee!

SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act IV.

Scene 1.
A second Daniel, a Daniel, Jew!

SHAKSPERE.-Ibid. (Shylock to Portia.)
DARE.-Prithee, peace:
I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more, is none.


::—Macbeth, Act I. Scene 7.

(To his Lady.)
What man dare, I dare :
Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear,
The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hircan tiger,
Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves
Shall never tremble.

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.)
And dar'st thou then
To beard the lion in his den,
The Douglas in his hall ?

Scott.—Marmion, Canto VI. Stanza 14.

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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.
Darkness visible.

MILTON.-Paradise Lost, Book I. Line 63.
Darkness, thou first great parent of us all,
Thou art our great original!

DAUGHTER.—The mother to her daughter spake,

Daughter, said she, arise;
Thy daughter to her daughter take,
Whose daughter's daughter cries.

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.

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