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DEATH.-Still at the last, to his beloved bowl
He clung, and cheer'd the sadness of his soul;
For though a man may not have much to fear,
Yet death looks ugly, when the view is near.

CRABBE.—The Borough, Letter XVI.
Death comes but once.

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.—The Sea-Voyage,

Act I, Scene 1.

Death is the crown of life.

Young.–Night III. Line 526.
DEATH AND THE PALE HORSE.— I looked, and behold
a pale horse : and his name that sat on him was Death.
REVELATIONS.—Chap. VI. Verse 8.

Behind her Death,
Close following pace for pace, not mounted yet
On his pale horse.

Milton.-Paradise Lost, Book X. Line 588. DEBORAH'S SONG.-His mother look'd from her lattice

high-
Why comes he not? His steeds are feet,
Why sends not the Bridegroom his promised gift?
Is his heart more cold, or his barb less swift!

Byron.—The Giaour.
[Compare these lines with the Song of Deborah, JUDGES,
Chap. V. Verses 28—30.]
DECAY.—A fiery soul, which, working out its way,
Fretted the pigmy body to decay,
And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay.

DRYDEN.-Absalom and Ahithophel, Part I.

Line 156.
Those domes where Cæsars once bore sway,
Defaced by time, and tottering in decay.

GOLDSMITH.—The Traveller, Line 159.
DECIDE.- Who shall decide when doctors disagree,
And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?

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.

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DECREE.-It must not be; there is no power in Venice
Can alter a decree established :
"Twill be recorded for a precedent;
And many an error by the same example,
Will rush into the state.

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.)
DEGREE.-And though that I of auncestry

A baron's daughter be,
Yet have you proved howe I you

loved A squyer of lowe degrè.

ANONYMOUS.—The Nut-Browne Maid, 2 Percy

Reliques, 28.
Yet was he but a squire of low degree.

SPENSER.–Faerie Queen, Book IV. Canto VII.

Stanza 15.

DEEP.-In the lowest deep, a lower deep
Still threatening to devour me, opens wide,
To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heaven.

MILTON.-Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 76.
The always-wind-obeying deep.

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-DESCRIPTION.

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DELIBERATION.-Deep on his front engraven
Deliberation sat, and public care.

Milton. - Paradise Lost, Book II. Line 302.
DELIGHT.—But such a sacred and home-felt delight,
Such sober certainty of waking bliss,
I never heard till now.

Milton.-Comus, Line 262.
To scorn delights and live laborious days.

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.
DENIED.-Let this great maxim be my virtue's guide,-
In part she is to blame who has been tried ;
He comes too near, who comes to be denied.

MONTAGUE, Lady M. W.- The Woman's Resolve. DERBY DILLY.-So down thy hill, romantic Ashbourn,

glides,
The Derby Dilly, carrying three insides.
One in each corner sits, and lolls at ease,
With folded arms, propp'd back, and outstretch'd knees;
While the press'd bodkin, punch'd and squeezed to death,
Sweats in the midmost place, and pants for breath.

CANNING.--Loves of the Triangles, last lines.
DESCRIPTION.-For her own person,
It beggar'd all description.

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,
Act I, Scene I.

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DESERT-DETRACTION.

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.)
DESERTED.-Deserted at his utmost need,
By those his former bounty fed;
On the bare earth exposed he lies,
With not a friend to close his eyes.

DRYDEN.—Alexander's Feast, Verse 4.
DESPAIR.Despair, sir, is a dauntless hero.

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.)
FARQUHAR.---The Recruiting Officer, Act III.

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-DEVOTION.

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DETRACTION.-I hate the man who builds his name
On ruins of another's fame.

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

end.

me.

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.)
And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With odd old ends, stolen forth of holy writ;
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.

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

he has.

[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.
DEVOTION.-With devotion's visage,
And pious action, we do sugar o'er
The devil himself.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1.

(Polonius to Ophelia and the King.)

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