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Affection is a coal that must be cooled;
SHAKESPEARE, Venus and Adonis, lines 387, 388
Henceforth I'll bear
Affliction till it do cry out itself
SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, iv, 6
Affront. A moral, sensible, and well-bred man
Afloat. I'm afloat — I'm afloat — on the fierce rolling tide;
Sleeping within my [mine] orchard,
Age. A lady of ". 'a certain age," which means
I am not of this people, nor this age.
BYRON, Prophecy of Dante, Canto i, line 143
When he's forsaken,
What can an old man do but die?
Love will not clip him,
Maud and Marian pass him by;
He was not of an age, but for all time!
BEN JONSON, To the Memory of Shakespeare, line 43
Old age is still old age.
LONGFELLOW, Morituri Salutamus, st. 26
SCOTT, Marmion, vi, 15
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
SHAKESPEARE, Antony and Cleopatra, ii, 2
Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, hath yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry IV, Part II, i, 2
When the age is in, the wit is out.
SHAKESPEARE, Much Ado about Nothing, iii, 5
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together:
Thoughts of my age,
Dread ye not the cold sod;
Hopes of my age,
Be ye fixed on your God.
ST. GEORGE TUCKER, Days of My Youth, st. 3
Agony.- Charm ache with air, and agony with words. SHAKESPEARE, Much Ado about Nothing, v, I Air.- Hamlet. The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold. Horatio. It is a nipping and an eager air. SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 4
The air, a chartered libertine. SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, i, 1 Alarum.- Hear the loud alarum bells Brazen bells!
What a tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells. POE, The Bells, st. 3 Albatross."Why look'st thou so?"-"With my cross-bow COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, lines 81, 82
I shot the albatross."
Alcalde. He whose father is alcalde, of his trial hath no fear. BRET HARTE, Concepcion de Arguello, iii, st. 15
The alcoholic virtues don't wash; but until the water takes their colours out, the tints are very much like those of the true celestial stuff.
HOLMES, Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, viii
Ale. Then to the spicy nut-brown ale.1
I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.
MILTON, L'Allegro, line 100
A quart of ale is a dish for a king.
I cannot eat but little meat,-
A needless Alexandrine ends the song
JOHN STILL, Good Ale, st. 1
He, by geometric scale,
BUTLER, Hudibras, I, i, lines 121-126
Allegory. As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the
Alley. Of all the girls that are so smart
H. CAREY, Sally in Our Alley, st. 1
Alliances.- Peace, commerce, and honest friendship, with all
C. CHURCHILL, The Prophecy of Famine
1 Foamed forth in floods the nut-brown ale.
SCOTT, Lay of the Last Minstrel, Canto VI, viii
Alms. That is no true alms which the hand can hold;
LOWELL, Vision of Sir Launfal, i, st. 6
Alone. Alone, alone, all, all alone,
COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, lines 232, 233, 598
SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, v, 6 
Alone I did it.
Altar-stairs. Upon the great world's altar-stairs
Ambassador. An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
SIR HENRY WOTTON, adapted and translated
Ambition.- Till pride and worse ambition threw me down. MILTON, Paradise Lost, IV, line 40
What will not ambition and revenge
Ibid., IX, lines 168-170
Lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Cæsar, ii, 1
Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition:
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself.
SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, i, 7
As Cæsar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. There is tears for his love; joy for his fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his ambition.
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Cæsar, iii, 2
From his ambitious finger.
No man's pie is freed
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VIII, i, 1
Stuck in my throat.
America. This day is a glorious day for America.
Samuel Adams, quoted in Tudor's Life of James Otis
P. J. BAILEY, Festus, Scene-The Surface
SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, ii, 2
My Lords, you cannot conquer America.
American.- I am an American,— and wherever I look up and see the stars and stripes overhead, that is home to me! HOLMES, Professor at the Breakfast-Table, iv
The apron-strings of an American mother are made of india-rubber. Her boy belongs where he is wanted; and . . . his home [is] wherever the stars and stripes [blow] over his head. Ibid., xii
To think of trying to waterproof the American mind against the questions that Heaven rains down upon it shows a misapprehension of our new conditions; for what the Declaration means is the right to question everything, even the truth of its own fundamental proposition. Ibid.
The kindly-earnest, brave, foreseeing man [Lincoln],
New birth of our new soil, the first American.
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms-never-never-never!
WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM,
Speech on the American War, Nov. 18, 1777 Amorous. Whosoever esteemeth too much of amorous affection, quitteth both riches and wisdom.
BACON, Essay X: Of Love Anchor. Our anchor soon must change his bed of fiery rich array
For a hammock at the roaring bows, or an oozy couch of clay.
SIR S. FERGUSON, The Forging of the Anchor, st. 4