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DRESS.—She bears a duke's revenues on her back.

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VI. Part II. Act I.
Scene 3. (Queen Margaret to Suffolk.)

O, many
Have broke their backs with laying manors on them
For this great journey.

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

To bear them The back is sacrifice to the load.

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VIII. Act I. Scene 2.

(Katherine to Wolsey.)
Dress drains our cellar dry,
And keeps our larder lean; puts out our fires,
And introduces hunger, frost, and woe,
Where peace and hospitality might reign.

CowPER.—The Task, Book II. Line 614. Here's such a plague every morning, with buckling shoes, gartering, combing, and powdering.

FARQUHAR.—The Twin Rivals, Act I. DRINK.—Drink to me only with thine eyes,

And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I'll not look for wine.

Ben Jonson.—To Celia. The Forest. This song

is taken from a collection of love-letters written

by Philostratus, an ancient Greek sophist. Drink boldly, and spare not.

URQUHART's RABELAIS.-Chap. XXXIV. Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,

When once it is within thee; but before
Mayst rule it, as thou list; and pour the shame

Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor.
It is most just to throw that on the ground,
Which would throw me there, if I keep the round.

GEORGE HERBERT.-The Temple, Stanza 5.
Drink to day, and drown all sorrow;
You shall not do it to-morrow :
Best while you have it, use your breath;
There is no drinking after death.

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.— The Bloody Brother,

Act II, Scene 2.

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DRINK.—I see by thy eyes thou hast been reading a little Geneva print.

ANONYMOUS.—The Merry Devil of Edmonton. Potations pottle deep.

SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act II. Scene 3.

(lago's plot against Cassio.) DRINKING.-Not to-night-I have very poor and unhappy

brains for drinking: I could well wish courtesy would invent

some other custom of entertainment. I have drunk but one cup to-night, and—behold what innova

tion it makes here: I am unfortunate in the infirmity, and dare not task my weakness with any more.

SHAKSPERE.—Othello, Act II. Scene 3.

(Cassio to Iago.) Every inordinate cup is unbless'd, and the ingredient is a devil.

SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act II. Scene 3.

If we do not drink to his cost, we shall die in his debt.

I drank: I liked it not: 'twas rage, 'twas noise,
An airy scene of transitory joys.
In vain I trusted that the flowing bowl
Would banish sorrow and enlarge the soul.

PRIOR.–Solomon, a Poem, Book II. Line 106.
And in the flowers that wreath the sparkling bowl,
Fell adders hiss, and poisonous serpents roll.

PRIOR.--Ibid. Line 140. [See a pleasant piece of exaggeration, wherein the drunken person imagines himself on board a vessel, and in danger of shipwreck.]

HEYWOOD.—The English Traveller. Lamb's

Dramatic Poets, Page 104. DROP.-A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

PROVERBS. Chap. XXVII. Verse 15. From the frequent drop, ever falling, even the stone is bored into a hollow.

BANKS' Bion.-Idyl XI. Page 176. Much rain wears the marble.

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VI. Part III. Act III.

Scene 2. (Gloster.)

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DROWSY.--When love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.

SHAKSPERE.—Love's Labour's Lost, Act IV.

Scene 3. (Birom.)
DRUNK.-We faren as he that drunk is as a mouse;
A drunken man wot well he hath a house,
But he ne wot which is the right way thider,
And to a drunken man the way is slider.

CHAUCER.—By Saunders, Vol. I. Page 24.

Get very drunk; and when
You wake with head-ache, you shall see what then.

BYRON.-Don Juan, Canto II.
He that is drunken may his mother kill
Big with his sister : he hath lost the reins,
Is outlaw'd by himself: all kind of ill
Did with his liquor slide into his veins.

The drunkard forfeits Man, and doth divest
All worldly right, save what he hath by beast.

GEORGE HERBERT. —The Temple, Stanza 6. Some folks are drunk, yet do not know it.

PRIOR.–Ballad on taking Namur.
DUDGEON.-When civil dudgeon first grew high,
And men fell out, they knew not why;
When hard words, jealousies, and fears,
Set folks together by the ears--

BUTLER.--Hudibras, Part I. Canto I. Line 1.
DULNESS.—Yet let not each gay turn thy rapture move,
For fools admire, but men of sense approve:
As things seem large which we through mists descry,
Dulness is ever apt to magnify.

POPE.—On Criticism, Line 390. Glory and gain the industrious tribe provoke ; And gentle dulness ever loves a joke.

PopE.—The Dunciad, Book II. Line 33. DUNGEON-He that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts, Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.

Milton.-Comus, Line 383. DUST.-A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be.

POPE.—To the Memory of a Lady.

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DUST.—What is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust ?
And, live we how we can, yet die we must.

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VI. Part III. Act V.

Scene 2. (Warwick.)
Clay and clay differs in dignity,
Whose dust is both alike.

SHAKSPERE.-Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 2.
(Imogen to Aviragus.)

Mean and mighty, rotting
Together, have one dust.

SHAKSPERE.-Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 2.

(Belarius.) DUTY.–Trimm'd in forms and visages of duty.

SHAKSPERE.—Othello, Act I, Scene 1. (Iago.)

Never any thing can be amiss
When simpleness and duty tender'it.

SHAKSPERE.—Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V.
Scene I. (Theseus.)

My noble father,
I do perceive here a divided duty:
To you, I am bound for life and education ;
My life and education both do learn me
How to respect you ; you are the lord of duty ;-
I am hitherto your daughter: But here's my husband.

SAAKSPERE.—Othello, Act I. Scene 3.

(Desdemona to her Father.) Stern daughter of the voice of God!

WORDSWORTH.-Ode to Duty, Vol. V. Page 46. Duty demands, the parent's voice Shoald sanctify the daughter's choice, In that, is due obedience shewn; To choose, belongs to her alone.

ED. MOORE.–Fable VI.

Thanks to the gods ! my boy has done his duty.

Addison. ---Cato, Act IV. Scene 4. DYING.—'Tis a vile thing to die, my gracious lord, When men are unprepar'd, and look not for it.

SHAKSPERE.—King Richard III. Act III. Scene 2.

(Catesby to Hastings.)

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EAGLE.—That eagle's fate and mine are one,

Which, on the shaft that made him die,
Espy'd a feather of his own,
Wherewith he wont to soar so high.

WALLER.—To a Lady singing.
Like a young eagle, who has lent his plume
To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom.

Tom MOORE.—Corruption, Vol. III. Page 25
So the struck eagle,
View'd his own feather on the fatal dart,
And wing'd the shaft that quivered in his heart;
Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel
He nurs'd the pinion which impelled the steel.

Byron.—English Bards. (On Kirke White.)
EAR.-Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice:
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act I. Scene 3.
(Polonius to Laertes.)

Bosom up my counsel,
You'll find it wholesome.

SHAKSPERE.—King Henry VIII. Act I. Scene 1. (Northumberland to Buckingham.)

Make not my ear A stranger to thy thoughts.

ADDISON.—Cato, Act II. For these two years hath the famine been in the land ; and yet

there are five years, in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

GENESIS, Chap. XLV. Verse 6. The oxen likewise, and the young asses that ear the ground, shall eat clean provender.

ISAIAH, Chap. XXX. Verse 24.
I have, God wot, a largë field to ear;
And weakë be the oxen in my plough.

CHAUCER.—The Knight's Tale, Line 888.
He that ears my land spares my team, and gives me leave to

SHAKSPERE.-All's Well that Ends Well, Act I.

Scene 3. (Clown to the Countess.)

in the crop

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