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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 might 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, vol. ii. 292.
When in doubt, win the trick.
Hoyle : Twenty-four Rules for Learners, Rule 12.
many and the wit of one. A definition of a proverb which Lord John Russell gave one morn
ing at breakfast at Mardock's, “One man's wit, and all men's wisdom." Memoirs of Mackintosh, rol. ii. p. 473.
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
But me no buts.
FIELDING : Rape upon Rape, act ii. sc. 2. Aarox Hill : Snake in
the Grass, sc. 1.
Cause me no causes.
MASSINGER : A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act i. sc. 3.
Clerk me no clerks.
Scott : Ivanhoe, chap. xx.
Diamond me no diamonds ! prize me no prizes !
TENNYSON : Idylls of the King. Elaine.
End me no ends.
MASSINGER: A New Way to Pay Ola Debts, act v. sc. 1.
Fool me no fools.
Bulwer : Last Days of Pompeii, book iii. chap. vi.
Front me no fronts.
FORD: The Lady's Trial, act ii. sc. 1.
Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle.
SHAKESPEARE : Richard II., act 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. 5.
Midas me no Midas.
DRYDEN : The Wild Gallant, act ii. sc. 1.
O me no O's.
Ben Jonson : The Case is Altered, act v. sc. 1.
Parish me no parishes.
PEELE: The Old Wires' 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 Pestle, act
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 iii. sc. 2.
Vow me no vows.
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER : Wit without Money, act id. sc. 4.
I N D E X.
AARON'S serpent, like, 317.
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, remeruber, 757.
from him I roam, 497.
from the body, 508.
in body, but present in spirit, 845.
Absents, presents endear, 509.
Absolute, how, the knave is, 143.
rule, eye sublime declared, 232.
Absolutism tempered by assassination,
Abstain from beans, 729.
Abstinence, easiness to the next, 141.
easy as temperance is difficult, 375.
Abstract and brief chronicles, 131.
Absurd, to reason most, 127.
Abundance he shall have, 811.
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.
Abyssinia, Prince of, 368.
Abyssinian maid, it was an, 500.
Academe, grove of, 241.
Academes that nourish all the world, 56.
Accents flow with artless ease, 437.
that are ours, 39.
Accept a miracle instead of wit, 311.
Acceptation, worthy of all, 284.
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.
Accompt, more for number than, 48.
to the appearance, 843.
sent to my, 132.
penury and imprisonment, 49.
while his heart doth, 266.
assumed, what name, 219.
whom we knew, 62).
wrath to Greece, 336.
my guide and mine, 820.
should auld, be forgot, 449.
of his neighbor's corn, 472.
few paternal, 334.
over whose, walked, 82.
done at haphazard, 751.
well your part, 319.
exemplary, lives in, 36.
of a dreadful thing, 111.
only when off the stage, 399.
and counteraction, 409.
Action faithful in, 323.
fine, makes that and the, 204.
vice dignified by, 106
are our epochs, 551.
words the shadows of, 729.
well graced, after a, 82.
these our, were all spirits, 43.
cup of cold, 289.
waked so customed, 234.
ear left his voice, in, 237,
sons born in sin, 120
stingeth like an, 828.
for evermore, 453.
Adieu my native shore, 540.
Advice cannot inspire conduct, 796.
Creator not taking, 768.
few profit by, 708.
nothing given so profusely as, 795.
't was good, 444.
Advise another, easy to, 757.
whom none could, 26.
Ægroto dum anima est, 349.
Aerial, upon rock, 480.
Afeard, soldier and, 124.
Affair, consider what precedes in every,
this world is a strange, 797.
Affairs of love, office and, 51.
of men, the gods superintend the, 760.
of inen, tide in the, 115.
ridiculous in serious, 735.
Affect, study what you most, 72.
Atfects to nod, 271.
Affected, to be zealously, 846.
Affection cannot hold the bent, 75.
hateth nicer hands, 27.
strong to me-wards, 202,
Affections dark as Erebus, 66.
mild, of, 335.
on things above, 847.
run to waste, 546.
Amicted or distressed, 850.
Affliction may smile again, 54.
tries our virtue, 380.
Afiction's heaviest shower, 482.
sons are brothers, 447.
Aftrighted nature recoils, 411.
Affront, fear is, 313.
Afraid, be not, it is I, 840.
whistling to keep from being, 277.
Afric's burning shore, 388.
sunny fountains, 536.
Africa and golden joys, 90.
After death the doctor, 205.
me the deluge, 205.
the war aid, 205,
times, light for, 507.
times, written to, 253.
us the deluge, 807.
After-loss, drop in for an, 162.
Afternoon, custom of the, 132.
multitude call the, 56.
of her best day8, 97.
Afton, flow gently sweet, 449.
Again, cut and come, 444.
not look upon his like, 128.
Against me, not with me is, 842.
Agamemnou, brave men before, 555, 706.
Agate-stone, no bigger than an, 104.
Age ache penury, 49.
actions of the last, 258.
against time and, 24.
and body of the time, 137.
and clime, in every, 349.