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MERCY.—There is no more mercy in him than there is milk in a male tiger.

SHAKSPERE -Coriolanus, Act V. Scene 4.
Betwixt the stirrup and the ground,
Mercy I asked, mercy I found.

CAMDEN'S REMAINS.—Quoted by Malone in Bos

well's Johnson, Vol. IV. Page 225, 5th Edition ;

improved by the Doctor as follows:
Between the stirrup and the ground,
I mercy ask'd, I mercy found.

Though justice be thy plea, consider this
That in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation : we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy.

SAAKSPERE. - Merchant of Venice, Act IV.

Scene 1.
Mercy stood in the cloud, with eye that wept
Essential love.

POLLOK.—The Course of Time, Book III. MERITS.-On their own merits modest men are dumb; Plaudite et vulete"- TERENCE—Hum !

COLMAN—Epilogue to Heir-at-Law, last lines. MERRY.-I had rather have a fool to make me merry, than experience to make me sad.

SHAKSPERE.-As You Like it, Act IV. Scene 1. I am not merry; but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.

SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act II. Scene 1. I am never merry when I hear sweet music.

SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act V. Scene l. Jog on, jog on, the footpath way,

And merrily hent the stile-a; A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a.

SHAKSPERE.—Winter's Tale, Act IV. Scene 2. How oft, when men are at the point of death, Have they been merry.

SHAKSPERE.-Romeo and Juliet, Act V. Scene 3.

(Romeo at Juliet's tomb.)

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MERRY.-And if you can be merry then, I'll say
A man may weep upon his wedding-day.

SHAKSPERE.–King Henry VIII. Prologue, last

lines. METAL.-Yielding Metal flow'd to human form.

PopE.—To Augustus, Epi. I. Line 148. Here's metal more attractive.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III, Scene 2.

(To his Mother.) Why, now I see there's mettle in thee: and even, from this instant, do build on thee a better opinion than before.

SHAKSPERE.--Othello, Act IV. Scene 2. By this good light, a wench of matchless mettle.

Scott.–Fortunes of Nigel, Chap. XIX. METHINKS.—Methinks, I scent the morning's air.

SHAKSPERE.--Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5. MILDLY.–Well, mildly be it then, mildly.

SHAKSPERE.—Coriolanus, Act III. Scene 2. MILK.-A land flowing with milk and honey,

NUMBERS.—Chap. XIV. Verse 13. May the Himera flow with milk instead of water! May the fountain of Sybaris flow with honey!

BANKS' Theocritus.—Idyll V. Page 32. MILLINER.—He was perfumed like a milliner.

SHAKSPERE.-King Henry IV. Part I. Act I.

Scene 3. (Hotspur.)
MIND,–Were I so tall to reach the pole,
Or grasp the ocean with my span,
I must be measur'd by my soul :
The mind's the standard of the man.

Watts.-False Greatness, Verse 3.
The mind is the proper judge of the man.

SENECA.-Happy Life, Chap. I.
John Gilpin kiss'd his loving wife;

O'erjoyed was he to find
That, though on pleasure she was bent,
She had a frugal mind.

CowPER.—John Gilpin, Verse 8.

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MIND.—The mind, relaxing into needful sport,
Should turn to writers of an abler sort,
Whose wit well managed, and whose classic style,
Give Truth a lustre, and make Wisdom smile.

COWPER.—Retirement, Line 715.
It is the mind that maketh good or ill,
That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.

SPENSER.-Fairy Queen, Book VI. Canto 9. 'Tis the mind that makes the body rich.

SHAKSPERE.—Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.

Scene 3; SENECA.—Happy Life, Chap. XV. Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

POPE.-Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 104. A good mind possesses a kingdom.

PROVERB.—Motto of the Emperor Nerva; Riley's

Dictionary of Classical Quotations, 227. The mind is in fault, which never escapes from itself.

SMART's Horace.-Book I. Epi. 14.
How fleet is the glance of the mind

Compared with the speed of its flight !
The tempest itself lags behind,
And the swift-winged arrows of light.

COWPER.-Alex, Selkirk, Verse 6.
A monarch clothed with majesty and awe,
His mind his kingdom, and his will his law.

COWPER.–Truth, Line 405.
A mind content both crown and kingdom is.

GREENE.-Song, “Sweet are the Thoughts,”

Last Line.
My mind to me a kingdom is ;

Such perfect joy therein I find
As far exceeds all earthly bliss,

That God or nature hath assign'd : Though much I want, that most would have, Yet still my mind forbids to crave.

SIR EDMUND DIER. [See “Reliques of Ancient English Poetry," by Thomas Percy, Lord Bishop of Dromore, Vol. I. Page 307; and BYRD's Psalms, Sonnets, &c. The thought is said to be from Seneca ; see thé verse in the Thyestes : Mens regnum bona possidet. Gifford's Ed. of Ben Jonson's Plays, Page 28.]



MIND.-My mind to me an empire is.


Man's mind a mirror is.

SOUTHWELL.-Look Home. Queen. Thou talk'st as if thou wert a king. K. Henry. Why, so I am in mind.

ShaksPERE.—King Henry VI. Part III. Act III.

Scene 1.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book I. Line 254.
Behold yon pair in strict embraces join'd;
How like in manners, and how like in mind!

Pope.—The Dunciad, Book III. Line 179.
A mind diseased no remedy can physic-
Here the ship gave a lurch, and he grew sea-sick.

Byron.-Don Juan, Canto II. Verse 19.
He that has treasures of his own
May leave the cottage or the throne,
May quit the globe, and dwell alone

Within his spacious mind.
Locke hath a soul wide as the sea,
Calm as the night, bright as the day,
There may his vast ideas play,
Nor feel a thought confin'd.

Dr. Watts.—Lyric Poems, To John Locke, Esq.

Verse 2.
When I view my spacious soul,
And survey myself a whole,
And enjoy myself alone,
I'm a kingdom of my own.

DR. WATTS.—Lyric Poems, True Riches.
The voyage of the mind.

Cowley.--To Colonel Tuke.
In my mind's eye, Horatio.

SHAKSPERE.--Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2.
MINISTER.—Nature too unkind,
That made no medicine for a troubled mind!

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.–Philaster, Act III.

Scene 1.

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MINISTER.-1. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd ?
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow;
Raze out the written troubles of the brain;
And, with some sweet oblivious antidote,
Cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff,
Which weighs upon the heart ?

2. Therein the patient
Must minister to himself.
1. Throw physic to the dogs, I'll none of it.

SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act V. Scene 3.
MINSTREL.—The way was long, the wind was cold,
The minstrel was infirm and old;
His wither'd cheek, and tresses grey,
Seem'd to have known a better day.

WALTER SCOTT.-Introduction to the Last


The last of all the bards was he
Who sung of Border chivalry.

WALTER SCOTT.-Ibid. Line 7.

MIRROR.—Who teach the mind its proper force to scan,
And hold the faithful mirror up to man.

LLOYD.-The Actor.

To hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature ; to shew virtue

her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. MIRTH.From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, he is all mirth.

SHAKSPERE.—Much Ado about Nothing, Act III.

Scene 2.

I have of late (but, wherefore, I know not) lost all my mirth, foregone all custom of exercises.

SHAKSPERE.—Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2. Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast.

SHAKSPERE.—Pericles, Act II. Scene 3.

A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal.

SHAKSPERE.—Love's Labour's Lost, Act II.

Scene 1.

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