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The Compiler appears again before the Public,
and hopes that a more extended course of reading
has enabled him to set before them a book of
considerable utility, combined with some amuse
LIVERPOOL, February 14, 1863.
ABRA.-Abra was ready ere I call'd her name;
PRIOR.-Solomon, Book II. Lines 363, 592.
Ben Jonson.-Underwoods, an Elegy,
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.-The Widow, Act II.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Haynes Bailey.-Isle of Beauty; Odes to Rosa. What vigour absence adds to love.
FLATMAN.—Weeping at parting, a Song.
COTTON.- A Song, Verse 2.
CICERO.-On Friendship, Chapter VII. [The mottoes or phrases, “ Though lost to sight, to memory dear,” and “Though absent, not forgotten,” are probably derived from the passage in Cicero; for I have not met with them in my reading, neither can I learn that they are to be found in any author.)
ABSTRACTS.—They are the abstracts, and brief chronicles of the time.
SAAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. Brief abstract and record of tedious days.
SHAKSPERE.-King Richard III. Act IV. Scene 4.
(Duchess to Queen Margaret.)
ACCIDENTS.—Wherein I spoke of most disastrous chances ;
SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act I. Scene 3.
ACES.-We gentlemen, whose chariots roll only upon the four aces, are apt to have a wheel out of order.
SIR JOHN VANBRUGH.-The Provoked Husband,
Act II., by CIBBER. On the four aces doom'd to roll,
CHURCHILL.- The Duellist, Book I. Line 63.
ACHES.-Up start as many aches in his bones, as there are ouches in his skin.
GEORGE CHAPMAN.—The Widow's Tears.
ACTING.-Between the acting of a dreadful thing
SHAKSPERE.-Julius Cæsar, Act II. Scene 1.
ACTION.-Be not too tame neither, but let your own discre
tion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.
SAAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2.
(His directions to the players.) Prodigious actions may as well be done By weaver's issue, as by prince's son.
Dryden.-Absalom and Ahithophel, Part I.
ACTOR.—He loved his friends (forgive this gushing tear;
LYTTLETON.-Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus.