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Speaking in deeds, and deedless in his tongue;
Not soon provoked, nor, being provoked, soon calmed;
His heart and hand both open and both free;
For what he has he gives, what thinks he shows;
Yet gives he not till judgment guide his bounty.
SHAKESPEARE, Troilus and Cressida, iv, 5

Deep. The very deep did rot.

COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, line 123 Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full.

SIR J. DENHAM, Cooper's Hill

Rocked in the cradle of the deep
I lay me down in peace to sleep;
Secure I rest upon the wave,
For thou, O Lord! hast power to save.
I know thou wilt not slight my call,
For thou dost mark the sparrow's fall;
And calm and peaceful shall I sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep.

E. H. WILLARD, Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep, st. 1

Deer. Why, let the stricken deer go weep,

The hart ungalled play;

For some must watch, while some must sleep,
So [Thus] runs the world away.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 2

Defence. What boots it at one gate to make defence,
And at another to let in the foe?

MILTON, Samson Agonistes, lines 560, 561
In cases of defence 't is best to weigh
The enemy more mighty than he seems.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, ii, 4

Defer. Defer not till to-morrow to be wise,

To-morrow's sun to thee may never rise.1

WILLIAM CONGREVE, Letter to Lord Cobham,
1729, lines 61, 62

Defiance.- A cry of defiance and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo for evermore.

LONGFELLOW, Paul Revere's Ride, st. 14 Not two strong men th' enormous weight could

Such men as live in these degenerate days.
POPE, Iliad, V, lines 371, 372

'Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer. Next day the fatal precedent will plead; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life.

YOUNG, Night Thoughts, I, lines 395-392


When love once pleads admission to our hearts (In spite of all the virtue we can boast),

The woman that deliberates is lost.-ADDISON, Cato, iv, 1


With grave

Aspect he rose, and in his rising seemed
A pillar of state. Deep on his front engraven
Deliberation sat, and public care;

And princely counsel in his face yet shone,
Majestic, though in ruin.


You will find it serviceable, in the formation of a demeanour, if you sometimes say to yourself in comPapa, popany on entering a room, for instance tatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism. DICKENS, Little Dorrit, II, v

MILTON, Paradise Lost, II, lines 300-305

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And darest thou then
To beard the lion in his den,
The Douglas in his hall?

SCOTT, Marmion, vi, 14

Depolarize. Depolarize every fixed religious idea in the
mind by changing the word which stands for it.
HOLMES, Professor at the Breakfast-Table, i
Depths. He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan,
Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown.
BYRON, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv, st. 179
Descent. And made a preachment of your high descent.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VI, Part III, i, 4

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Desert.-Oh! that the desert were my dwelling-place,
With one fair spirit for my minister,'
That I might all forget the human race,
And, hating no one, love but only her!

BYRON, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv, st. 177
MILTON, L'Allegro, line 10

In dark Cimmerian desert.

Fly to the desert, fly with me,
Our Arab tents are rude for thee;
But oh! the choice what heart can doubt,
Of tents with love or thrones without?

T. MOORE, Lalla Rookh: The Light of the Harem

I never will desert Mr. Micawber.

DICKENS, David Copperfield, I, xii

'A book of verses underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and Thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness
Oh, wilderness were paradise enow!

OMAR KHAYYÁM, Rubáiyát (trans. Fitzgerald), st. 12

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, lines 80-83

Desire. From the desert I come to thee
On a stallion shod with fire;
And the winds are left behind

In the speed of my desire.

BAYARD TAYLOR, Bedouin Song, st. 1 Desires. Your heart's desires be with you! SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, i, 2 The daring


Last look of despairing
Fixed on futurity.

HOOD, The Bridge of Sighs, st. 16
Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day,
Live till to-morrow, will have passed away.
CowPER, The Needless Alarm: Moral
Diseases desperate grown

By desperate appliance are relieved,
Or not at all.

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iv, 3


Ay, do despise me, I'm the prouder for it; I like
to be despised.-ISAAC BICKERSTAFF, The Hypocrite, v, 1
What if thou withdraw
In silence from the living, and no friend


Take note of thy departure? All that breathe
Will share thy destiny.

BRYANT, Thanatopsis, lines 58-61 Destiny never swerves,

Nor yields to men the helm;
He shoots his thought, by hidden nerves,
Throughout the solid realm.

EMERSON, The World-Soul, st. 10

Think you I bear the shears of destiny?
Have I commandment on the pulse of life?
SHAKESPEARE, King John, iv, 2

Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.?
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, ii, 9

'Tis not amiss, ere ye're given o'er,
To try one desperate medicine more:
For where your case can be no worse,
The desp'rat'st is the wisest course.

BUTLER, Hudibras, Epistle to Sidrophel, lines 5-8

2 Love is not in our choice, but in our fate.
DRYDEN, Palamon and Arcite, line 328
Your marriage comes by destiny.
SHAKESPEARE, All's Well That Ends Well, i, 3

For in the night, unseen, a single warrior,
In sombre harness mailed,


Dreaded of man, and surnamed the Destroyer,
The rampart wall had scaled.

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He did not pause to parley or dissemble,

But smote the Warden hoar;

Ah! what a blow! that made all England tremble,
And groan from shore to shore.

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LONGFELLOW, Warden of the Cinque Ports, st. 9, 11

Devil. Bid the devil take the hindmost.1 BUTLER, Hudibras, I, Canto ii, line 633 lies. Be civil;

- perhaps the Devil.

Here Francis C
The rest God knows

POPE, Epitaph

The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be;
The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.

How then was the Devil dressed?
Oh! he was in his Sunday's best;
His coat was red, and his breeches were blue,
And there was a hole where his tail came through.
SOUTHEY, The Devil's Walk, st. 3

And in he came with eyes of flame,

The Devil, to fetch the dead;
And all the church with his presence glowed
Like a fiery furnace red.

SOUTHEY, The Old Woman of Berkeley, st. 40
He must needs go, that the devil drives.

SHAKESPEARE, All's Well That Ends Well, i, 3 He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil. SHAKESPEARE, Comedy of Errors, iv, 3

Give the devil his due."

Lest the devil cross my prayer.3

SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, iii, 7

SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iii, 1

This expression has become proverbial, and is used by Prior, Pope, Burns and others.

2 And so give his due to the devil.

He will give the devil his due.

3 Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there;
And 't will be found upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.

ALEXANDER BROME, The Holy Pedlar, st. 5

SHAKESPEARE, King Henry IV, Part I, i, 2

DANIEL DEFOE, The True-born Englishman, I, lines 1-4

No man means evil but the devil, and we shall know him by his horns.

SHAKESPEARE, Merry Wives of Windsor, v, 2

One of those gentle ones that will use the devil himself with courtesy. SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night, iv, 2


And pious action we do sugar o'er
The devil himself.

With devotion's visage



Who would believe that there were moun-
Dewlapped like bulls,1 whose throats had hanging at them
Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men
Whose heads stood in their breasts."
SHAKESPEARE, The Tempest, iii, 3

SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 1

Dial.- True as the dial to the sun,3
Although it be not shined upon.

BUTLER, Hudibras, III, ii, lines 175, 176


Spots quadrangular of diamond form,
Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife,
And spades, the emblem of untimely graves.
COWPER, The Task: The Winter Evening,
lines 217-219


Diamonds cut diamonds; they who will prove
To thrive in cunning, must cure love with love.
JOHN FORD, The Lover's Melancholy, i, 3 [1]

Die. It is as natural to die as to be born.

BACON, Essay II: On Death

A voice within us speaks the startling word,
"Man, thou shalt never die!"

The Husband and Wife's Grave, lines 56, 57
The pure, the bright, the beautiful,
That stirred our hearts in youth,
The impulse to a wordless prayer,

The dreams of love and truth;
The longings after something lost,

The spirit's yearning cry,
The strivings after better hopes
These things can never die.

SARAH DOUDNEY, Things That Never Die, st. 1

1 Dewlapped like Thessalian bulls.

SHAKESPEARE, Midsummer-Night's Dream, iv, 1 2 Men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders. 3 True as the needle to the pole Or as the dial to the sun.

SHAKESPEARE, Othello, i, 3


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