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Willow. There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
Win.- Heads I win,- ditto tails.
LOWELL, Biglow Papers, II, ii, Jonathan to John, st. 4
'T was but the wind
BYRON, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii, st. 22
Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
As man's ingratitude;
Although thy breath be rude.
SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, ii, 7
Ill blows the wind that profits nobody.'
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VI, Part III, ii, 5
Plucking the grass, to know where sits the wind,
More inconstant than the wind, who woos
Windows.- Windows of her mind.
JOHN CHALKHILL, The Dwelling of Orandra Wine.- Wine and Truth, is the saying.- BUCKLEY, Theocritus
Few things surpass old wine: and they may preach
BYRON, Don Juan, Canto ii, st. 178
Falstaff. What wind blew you hither, Pistol?
Except winde stands as never it stood,
It is an ill winde turnes none to good.-THOMAS TUSSER, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry: The Properties of Winds
T. MOORE, Odes of Anacreon
THACKERAY, A Credo
Then comes witching wine again,
Who loves not wine, woman, and song,
It [wine] helps the headache, cough, and phthisic,
Fill every beaker up, my men,
Pour forth the cheering wine;
JOHN FLETCHER, Drink To-Day, st. 2
If with water you fill up your glasses,
Which carries a bard to the skies!
A. G. GREENE, The Baron's Last Banquet, st. 7
T. MOORE, from the Anthologia, cited in note
A cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying Tiber1 in't. SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, ii, 1
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!
SHAKESPEARE, Othello, ii, 3
Jars were made to drain, I think,
R. H. STODDARD, Persian Songs: The Jar, st. 1
The strongest plume in wisdom's pinion
S. T. COLERIDGE, To an Unfortunate Woman, st. 6
To observations which ourselves we make,
POPE, Moral Essays, Epistle i, lines 11-13
Not such as books, but such as practice taught.
Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop
WORDSWORTH, The Excursion: Despondency,
The man of wisdom is the man of years.
1 With no allaying Thames.
Thou think'st it folly to be wise too soon.
Wiseacres. Down deep in a hollow some wiseacres sit,
Much too wise to walk into a well.
POPE, Imitations of Horace, II, Epistle ii, line 191
Contented to dwell deep down in the well
So well to know
Her own, that what she wills to do or say
MILTON, Paradise Lost, VIII, lines 548-550
He is oft the wisest man,
Wish. Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought. SHAKESPEARE, King Henry IV, Part II, iv, 5 
WORDSWORTH, The Oak and the Broom, st. 7
A wish, that she hardly dared to own,
Wishes. If wishes would prevail with me,
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, iii, 2 Wishing, of all employments, is the worst. YOUNG, Night Thoughts, IV, line 72
Although he had much wit,
BUTLER, Hudibras, I, i, lines 45-50
Don't put too fine a point to your wit, for fear it should get blunted.
CERVANTES, The Little Gipsy (La Gitanilla)
His wit invites you by his looks to come,
The greatest sharp some day will find another sharper wit;
It always makes the devil laugh to see a biter bit.
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.2
True wit is nature to advantage dressed,
POPE, Essay on Criticism, lines 297-304
You have a nimble wit.3
SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, iii, 2
None are so surely caught, when they are catched,
SHAKESPEARE, Love's Labour's Lost, v, 2
Wilt tho show the whole wealth of thy wit in an instant? SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iii, 5
Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. SHAKESPEARE, The Tempest, ii, 1
A sentence is but a cheveril glove to a good wit: how quickly the wrong side may be turned outward. SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night, iii, 1
As full of wit as an egg is full of meat.
'You beat you pate, and fancy wit will come: Knock as you please, there's nobody at home.
This man [Lord Chesterfield] I thought had been a lord among wits, but I find he is only a wit among lords.
SAMUEL JOHNSON, Life, by Boswell, 1754 SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, v, 1 SHAKESPEARE, Much Ado about Nothing, v, I
I have a pretty wit.
Witchcrafts. And the Devil will fetch me now in fire,
And I, who have troubled [rifled] the dead man's grave,
SOUTHEY, The Old Woman of Berkeley, st. 9
What are these
So withered and so wild in their attire,
That look not like the inhabitants o' the earth,
Wives. Wives may be merry, and yet honest too. SHAKESPEARE, Merry Wives of Windsor, iv, 2
He scorned his own, who felt another's woe.
Alas! by some degree of woe
The heart can ne'er a transport know
LORD LYTTELTON, Song: Say, Myra, Why is Gentle Love
What though no friends in sable weeds appear,
POPE, Elegy to an Unfortunate Lady, lines 55-58
Woe worth the chase, woe worth the day,
SCOTT, Lady of the Lake, Canto i, st. 9
One woe doth tread upon another's heel,
Woes. The graceful tear that streams for other's woes. AKENSIDE, Pleasures of the Imagination, I, line 6
'T is not alone my inky cloak, good mother,
Together with all forms, moods [modes], shapes [shows] of grief,
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 2
2 Woes cluster; rare are solitary woes; They love a train; they tread each other's heel. YOUNG, Night Thoughts, III, lines 63, 64