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DEATH.-Still at the last, to his beloved bowl
CRABBE.—The Borough, Letter XVI.
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.—The Sea-Voyage,
Act I, Scene 1.
Death is the crown of life.
Young.–Night III. Line 526.
Behind her Death,
Milton.-Paradise Lost, Book X. Line 588. DEBORAH'S SONG.-His mother look'd from her lattice
DRYDEN.-Absalom and Ahithophel, Part I.
GOLDSMITH.—The Traveller, Line 159.
POPE.-Moral Essays, Epi. III. DECOCTIONS.—Therefore their nourishment of farce you
choose, Decoctions of a barley-water Muse.
DRYDEN.-A Prologue, No. XI. Johnson's Poets.
DECREE.-It must not be; there is no power in Venice
SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act IV.
Scene 1. (Portia to the Court of Justice.) DEED.--A little water clears us of this deed.
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act II, Scene 2.
(Lady Macbeth to her husband.) A deed without a name.
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act IV. Scene 1.
(Answer of the Witches to Macbeth.) How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds Makes ill deeds done.
SHAKSPERE.—King John, Act IV. Scene 2.
(The King to Hubert.) A bloody deed; almost as bad, good mother, As kill a king, and marry with his brother.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene t.
(To his Mother.)
A baron's daughter be,
loved A squyer of lowe degrè.
ANONYMOUS.—The Nut-Browne Maid, 2 Percy
SPENSER.–Faerie Queen, Book IV. Canto VII.
DEEP.-In the lowest deep, a lower deep
MILTON.-Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 76.
SHAKSPERE.-Comedy of Errors, Act I. Scene 1.
(Ægeon to the Duke.) DEEPER.—She by the river sat, and sitting there, She wept, and made it deeper by a tear.
HERRICK.-Hesp. No. 332. (Julia, weeping.)
DELIBERATION.-Deep on his front engraven
Milton. - Paradise Lost, Book II. Line 302.
Milton.-Comus, Line 262.
Milton.—Lycidas, Line 72. In this Fool's paradise he drank delight.
ĈRABBE.—The Borough, Letter XII. DELIGHTFUL.-Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the enliv'ning spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
Thomson.-Spring, Line 1149. DEMOCRACY.–1. Lycurgus! set up a Democracy in Sparta. 2. Do you first set up a Democracy in your own house.
PLUTARCH.-Morals, Apothegms of Kings.
MONTAGUE, Lady M. W.- The Woman's Resolve. DERBY DILLY.-So down thy hill, romantic Ashbourn,
CANNING.--Loves of the Triangles, last lines.
SHAKSPERE.—Antony and Cleopatra, Act II.
Scene 2. (Enobarbus to Agrippa.) I have described her, and sure my picture is not so bad as to require its name under it.
FIELDING.–Love in Several Masques, Act I.
Scene 1 ; COLLEY CIBBER, the Comical Lovers,
DESERT.–Use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping!
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2.
(The Prince to Polonius.) 0, your desert speaks loud; and I should wrong it, to lock it in the wards of covert bosom.
SHAKSPERE.—Measure for Measure, Act V.
Scene 1. (The Duke to Angelo.)
DRYDEN.—Alexander's Feast, Verse 4.
HOLCROFT.-The Road to Ruin, Act III. Scene 2. DESPERATE.—Diseases desperate grown, By desperate appliance are reliev'd.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act IV. Scene 3.
(The King.) DESTINY.-Seek not to know what must not be reveald; Joys only flow where Fate is most conceald: Too busie Man wou'd find his Sorrows more, If future Fortunes he shou'd know before; For by that knowledge of his Destiny He would not live at all, but always die.
DRYDEN.—The Indian Queen, Act III. Scene I. Marriage is ever made by destiny.
CHAPMAN.-All Fools, Act V. Scene 1. Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.
SUAKSPERE.- Merchant of Venice, Act II. Scene 9.
(Nerissa to Portia.)
Scene 2. 1 You remember who encouraged me to love, and promis'd me
his assistance ? 2. Ay, while there was Hope, Frank, while there was Hope; but there's no contending with one's destiny.
DRYDEN.—Evening's Love, Act II. Scene 1. DETRACTION.-Mankind praise against their will, And mix as much detraction as they can.
Young.–Night VIII. Line 494.
DETRACTION.-I hate the man who builds his name
GAY.-Fable XLV. Line 1.
Black detraction will find faults where they are not.
MASSINGER.—The Guardian, Act I. Scene 1. DEVELOPED.-1. What's the meaning of this ? 2. That Gentleman can tell you—'twas he enveloped the affair to
SHERIDAN.—The Rivals, Act V. Scene 1. DEVIL.–The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape.
SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2. near the
What, can the devil speak true ?
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act I. Scene 3. (Banquo.) The devil can cite scripture for his purpose.
SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 3.
(Antonio to Bassanio.)
SHAKSPERE. King Richard III. Act I. Scene 3.
(Solus.) Qui non dat quod habet, Dæmon infra ridet.
ANONYMOUS.The devil below laughs at him who will not give of that which
[The Latin is from an inscription over a well at Wavertree, and bears date A.D. 1414, or in the 2nd year of the reign of King Henry the 5th.-Each letter is a capital, and between each capital is a period, so that the reader is for some time puzzled to make it out.] The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
RABELAIS.—Vol. II. Book IV. Chap. XXIV.
SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1.
(Polonius to Ophelia and the King.)