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Sardonic smile.

The island of Sardinia, consisting chiefly of marshes and mountains,

has from the earliest period to the present been cursed with a noxious
air, an ill-cultivated soil, and a scanty population. The convulsions
produced by its poisonous plants gave rise to the expression of sar-
dunic simile, ubich is as old as Homer (Odyssey, xx. 302).- Manos:

History of Enyland, rol. i. p. 287.
The explanation given by Malion of the meaning of "sardonic smile"

is to be sure the uraditional one, and was believed in by the late
classical writers. But in the Homeric passage referred to, the word
is “sardunion" (sapdáviov), nut "sardoniou" There is no evidence
that Sardinia was known to the composers of what we call Homer.
It looks as though the word was to be connecíed with the verb caipa,
"show the teeth ; " " grin like a dog;" hence that the sardonic

*grim laugh." -- M. H. MORGAN. Sister Anne, do you see any one coming ?

The anxious question of one of the wives of Bluebeard. Stone-wall Jackson.

This saying took its rise from the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861.

Said General Bernard E. Bee, See, there is Jackson, standing like a stone-wall."

was à

The King is dead! Long live the King !

The death of Louis XIV. was announced by the captain of the body.

guard from a window of the state apartment. Raising his truncheco above his head, he broke it in the centre, and throwing the pieces among the crowd, exclaimed in a loud voice, "Le Roi est mort !" Then seizing another staff, he flourished it in the air as he shouted,

“Vive le Roi !” – Pardoe : Life of Louis XIV., rol. iii. p. 457. The woods are full of them ! Alexander Wilson, in the Preface to his "American Ornithology"

. (1808), quotes these words, and relates the story of a boy who had been gathering powers. On bringing them to his mother, he said: “Look, my dear ma! What beautiful flowers I have found grow

ing in our place! Why, all the woods are full of them!" Thin red line.

The Russians dashed on towards that thin red-line streak tipped with a line of steel.

- RUSSELL: The British Expedition to the Crimes (revised edition), p. 187. Soon the men of the column began to see that though the scarlet line was slender, it was very rigid and exact.

- KINGLAKE: Inrtsion of the Crimen, vol. iii. p. 455. The spruce beauty of the slender red line. Ibid. (sixth edition), col. iii. p. 248.

What you are pleased to call your mind. A solicitor, after hearing Lord Westbury's opinion, ventured to say that he had turned the matter over in his mind, and thought that something night be said on the other side ; to which he replied, “Then, sir, you will turn it over once more in what you are pleased

to call your mind.” – Nash : Life of Lord Westbury, rol. ii. 292. When in doubt, win the trick.

Hoyle : Twenty-four Ruits for Learners, Rule 12.
Wisdom of many and the wit of one.
A definition of

proverb which Lord John Russell gave one morning at breakfast at Mardock's, – “One man's wit, and all men's

wisdom.” — Hemoirs of Mackintosh, vol. ii. p. 173. Wooden walls of England. The credite of the Realme, by defending the same with our Wodden Walles, as Themistocles called the Ship of Athens. — Preface to the English translation of Linschoten (London).


But me no buts.

FIELDIXG: Rape upon Rape, act ii. sc. 2. AARON HILL : Snake in

the Grass, sc. 1.

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Cause me no causes.

Massinger : A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act i. sc. 3.
Clerk me no clerks.

Scott : Ivanhoe, chap.
Diamond me no diamonds ! prize me no prizes!

TEXNYSON : Idylls of the King. Elaine.
End me no ends.

Massinger: A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act v. sc. 1. Fool me no fools.

BULWER: List Days of Pompeii, book iii. chap. vi.

Front me no fronts.

FORD: The Lady's Trial, act ii. sc. 1.

Grace mne no grace, nor uncle me no uncle.

SHAKESPEARE: Richard II., acl ii. sc. 3.

Madam me no madam.

DRYDEN : The Wild Gallant, act ii. sc. 2.

Map me no maps.

FIELDING : Rape upon Rape, act i. sc. á

Midas me no Midas.

DRYDEN: The Wild Gallant, act ii, sc. 1.

O me no O's.

BEN Jonsox: The Case is Altered, act v. sc. 1.

Parish me no parishes.

PEELE: The Old Wives' Tale.

Petition me no petitions.

FIELDING : Tom Thumb, act i. sc. 2.

Play me no plays.

FOOTE: The Knight, act ii. Plot me no plots.

Beaumont and FLETCHER : The Knight of the Burning Fertie, at

ii. sc. 5. Thank me no thanks, nor proud me no prouds.

SHAKESPEARE : Romeo and Juliet, act iii. sc. 5.

Virgin me no virgins.

MASSINGER : A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act iü. sc. 3.

Vow me no vows.

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER : Wit without Money, act io. 3.4


Absence I dote on his very, 61.

makes the heart grow fonder, 581.
of mind, your, 509.
of occupation is not rest, 415.

still increases love, 581.
Absent child, my, 79.

friends, remember, 757.
from him I roam, 497.
from the body, 508.
in body, but present in spirit, 845.

thee from felicity awhile, 146.
Absents, presents endear, 509.
Absolute, how, the knave is, 143.

rule, eye sublime declared, 232.
shall, 103.

sway, with, 670.
Absolutism tempered by assassination,

Abstain from beans, 729.
Abstinence, easiness to the next, 141.

easy as temperance is difficult, 375.
Abstract and brief chronicles, 134.
Absurd, to reason most, 127.
Abundance he shall have, 841.

of the heart, out of the, 839.
Abuse, stumbling on, 106.
Abuses me to damn me, 135.

they that level at my, 163.
Abused, better to be much, 154.

or disabused, by himself, 317.

Abusing the king's English, 45.
Abysm of time, dark, 42.
Abyss, into this wild, 229.
Abyssinia, Prince of, 368.
Abyssinian maid, it was an, 500.
Academe, grove of, 241.
Academes that nourish all

world, 56.
Accents flow with artless ease, 437.

that are ours, 39,

Accept a miracle instead of wit, 31L.
Abridgment of all that was pleasant in Accepted time, now is the, 846.

Acceptation, worthy of all, 284.
man, 399.

Access of stupidity, 371.
Accident, a happy, 174, 402, 792.

of an accident, 426.
Accidents by flood and field, 150.

chapter of, 353.
Accommodated, excellent to be, 89.
Accompany old age, that which, 124.
Accomplishment of verse, 479.

AARON'S serpent, like, 317.
Abandon, all hope, 769.
Abashed the devil stood, 231.
Abbey, bu ried in the great, 592.
Abbots, where slumber, 332.
Abdiel, so spake the seraph, 235.
Abel, ask counsel at, 815.
Abhorred in my imagination, 144.
Abide with me, 509.
Abi-ezer, vintage of, 814.
Ability, knowing how to conceal, 795.
out of my lean and low, 77.
that they never perform, 102.
to execute, 107,
to investigate, 750.
Able, more performance than they are,

Ablest navigators, 430.
Abode, dread, 386.
Abodes, aiming at the blest, 316.
Abominable, newspapers are, 441.
Abomination of desolation, 841.
Abora, singing of Mount, 500.
Abou Ben Adhem, 536.
Above, affections on things, 847.

all Greek fame, 329.
all low delay, 524.
all Roman fame, 329.
all, this, 130.
any Greek or Roman, 267.
Lord des cended from,
that which is written, 845.
the reach of ordinary men, 470.
the smoke and stir, 243.
the vulgar flight, 393.
there is a life, 497.
they that are, 197.

't is not so, 139
Abra was ready ere I called, 288.
Abraham's bosom, sleep in, 97.
Abram, O father, 62.

Abroad, came flying all, 23, 327.

let the soldier be, 527.

the schoolmaster is, 527.
Absence conquers love, 679.
conspicuous by his, '747.
days of, sad and dreary, 802.
heart grow fonder in, 58).

Accompt, more for number than, 48.
Accord, good people all with one, 400.
According to know ledge, not, 841.

to the appearance, 843.
Account, beggarly, of empty boxes, 108.

sent to my, 132.
Accoutred as I was I plunged in, 110.
Accurst, not what God blessed, 650.
Accuse not nature, 238.
Accusing spirit, the, 379.
Ace, coldest that ever turned up, 159.
Achaians, again to the battle, 516.
Ache, charm, with air, 53.

penury and imprisonment, 49.

while his heart doth, 266.
Aches, fill all thy bones with, 42.
Achilles absent was Achilles still, 341.

assumed, what name, 219.

whom we knew, 25.
Achilles' tomb, stood upon, 558.

wrath to Greece, 336.
Aching void, left an, 422.
A-cold, poor Tom's, 147
Acorn, the lofty oak from a small, 459.
Acorns, tall oaks froin little, 459.
Acquaint, when we were first, 449.
Acquaintance, decrease it upou better, 43.

my guide and mine, 820.
people for a visiting, 440.

should auld, be forgot, 449.
Acquaintances, new, 370.
Acquire and beget a temperance, 137.
Acre of barren ground, 42.

of his neighbor's corn, 472.
Acres, Cleon hath a million, 653.

few paternal, 334

over whose, walked, 82.
Act and know, does both, 263.

done at haphazard, 751.
in the living present, 612.
of common passage, 160,
of life, dignity in every,

of salvation, 139.
prologues to the swelling, 116.
that blurs the grace, 140.
that roars so loud, 140.

well your part, 319.
Acts being seven ages, 69.

exemplary, lives in, 36.
four first, already passed, 312.
illustrious, high raptures do infuse,

in memory, to keep good, 171.
like a Sumaritan, 607.
little nimelesa, 467.
nobly does well, 307.
of dear benevolence, 342.
our, our angels are, 183.
the best who thinks most, 654.
those graceful, 238.

unremembered, 467.
Acting lies, not in, 320.

of a dreadful thing, 111.

only when off the stage, 399.
Action action action, 741.

and counteraction, 409,
cause of doing any, 742.
circumstance gives character to, 726.

Action faithful in, 323.

tine, makes that and the, 204.
bow like an angel m, 131.
in the tented field, 150.
is transitory, 465.
lies, there the, 139.
lose the name of, 136.
materials of, are variable, 745.
measured by the sentiment, 602.
po noble, done, 688.
no stronger than a flower, 162
no worthy, done, 688.
of the tiger, imitate in war, 91.
pious, we sugar o'er, 135
Puritans gave the world, 641.
single lovely, 602.
suit the, to the word, 137.
surfeit out of, 102.

vice dignified by, 106
Actions, all her words and, 238.

are our epochs, 551.
blest at no end of his, 37.
great, no opportunities for, 727
habits increased by correspondent, 748
men's, proceed from oue source, 743.
no other speaker of my living, 101.
not always show the man, 320
not our fears make us traitors, 15.
of the just, 209.
of the last age, 258.
speech the image of, 757.
virtuous, are born and die, 670.

words the shadows of, 729.
Actor, condemn not th”, 47.

well graced, after a, 2.
Actors, God and nature fill with, 19.

these our, were all spirits, 43.
Ad infinitum, so proceed, 290).
Ada! sole daughter, 512.
Adage, like the poor cat in the, 118.
Adam and Eve, son of, 208.

cup of cold, 289.
Cupid, young, 105, 150.
dolve and Eve span, 685.
gardener, and his wife, 624.
the goodliest man of men, 232.
the offending, 90.
the old, 850.

waked so customed, 234.
Adam's ale, and drink of, 289.

ear left his voice, in, 237.
fall, we sinned all, in, 686.

sons born in sin, 190.
Adamant, cased in, 484.
Adamantine logic of dreamland, 613
Adamas de rupe præstantissimus, 219.
Add to golden numbers, 182.
Adder, like the deaf, 821

stingeth like an, $28.
Adding fuel to the flame, 242
Addison, days and nightä to, 369
Address, wiped with a little, 416
Addressing myself to my cap, 798
Adds a precious seeing to the eye, 5
Adhem, Abou Ben, 536.
Adhere, nor time nor place did, 118.
Adieu, drop a tear and bid, 671.

for evermore, 453.

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