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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 callid her name;
PRIOR.–Solomon, Book II. Lines 363, 592.
Ben Jonson.-Underwoods, an Elegy.
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.—The Widow, Act II.
Haynes BAILEY.—Isle of Beauty; Odes to Rosa. What vigour absence adds to love.
FlaTMAN.—Weeping at parting, a Song.
Corron.- 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.
SHAKSPERE.—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 ; Of moving accidents by flood and field.
SHAKSPERE, -Othello, Act I. Scene 3.
Desdemona.) ACES.–We gentlemen, whose chariots roll only upon the four aces, are apt to have a wheel out of order.
SIR JOAN VANBRUGH.-The Provoked Husband,
Act II., by CIBBER. On the four aces doom'd to roll,
CHURCHILL.- The Duellist, Book I. Line 68.
ACHES.-Up start as many aches in his bones, as there are onches in his skin.
GEORGE CHAPMAN.-The Widow's Tears.
ACTING.-Between the acting of a dreadful thing
SHAKSPERE.-Julius Cæsar, Act II, Scene 1.
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.
SHAKSPERE.-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.