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Affection is a coal that must be cooled;
SHAKESPEARE, Venus and Adonis, lines 387, 388 Affliction.
Henceforth I'll bear
SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, iv, 6
Cowper, Conversation, lines 193, 194 Afloat.— I'm afloat — I'm afloat - on the fierce rolling tide; The ocean's my home! and my bark is my bride.
Eliza Cook, Rover's Song, st. I Afternoon. Sleeping within my (mine) orchard, My custom always of (in) the afternoon.
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 5 Age.- A lady of “a certain age,” which means
Certainly aged. BYRON, Don Juan, Canto vi, st. 69
Byron, Prophecy of Dante, Canto i, line 143
Withered and shaken,
Love will not clip him,
Maids will not lip him,
Youth it is sunny,
Age has no honey,–
Old age is still old age.
Longfellow, Morituri Salutamus, st. 26
Scott, Marmion, vi, 15
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
SHAKESPEARE, Antony and Cleopatra, ii, 2 Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, hath yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry IV, Part II, i, 2
SHAKESPEARE, Much Ado about Nothing, iii, 5
SHAKESPEARE, Passionate Pilgrim, st. 12
Dread ye not the cold sod;
St. GEORGE TUCKER, Days of My Youth, st. 3 Agony.- Charm ache with air, and agony with words.
SHAKESPEARE, Much Ado about Nothing, v, I Air.— Hamlet. The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold. Horatio. It is a nipping and an eager air.
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 4 The air, a chartered libertine.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, i, i Alarum. - Hear the loud alarum bells
Poe, The Bells, st. 3 Albatross.— "Why look'st thou so?”—“With my cross-bow I shot the albatross."
COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, lines 81, 82 Alcalde.- He whose father is alcalde, of his trial hath no fear.
BRET HARTE, Concepcion de Arguello, iii, st. 15 Alcoholic.— The alcoholic virtues don't wash; but until the
water takes their colours out, the tints are very much like those of the true celestial stuff.
Holmes, Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, viii Ale.—Then to the spicy nut-brown ale.
MILTON, L'Allegro, line 100 I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, iii, A quart of ale is a dish for a king.
SHAKESPEARE, Winter's Tale, iv, 3
My stomach is not good;
Both foot and hand go cold;
JOHN STILL, Good Ale, st. I
Pope, Essay on Criticism, lines 356, 357 Algebra.
He, by geometric scale,
BUTLER, Hudibras, I, i, lines 121-126 Allegory.- As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the
SHERIDAN, The Rivals, v, 3 Alley.- Of all the girls that are so smart
There's none like pretty Sally;
H. CAREY, Sally in Our Alley, st. I Alliances.- Peace, commerce, and honest friendship, with all
nations,- entangling alliances with none.
Thomas JEFFERSON, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801 Alliteration.- Apt alliteration's artful aid.
C. CHURCHILL, The Prophecy of Famine Almighty.- The Almighty has his own purposes, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Inaugural Address,
March 4, 1865
1 Foamed forth in floods the nut-brown ale.
SCOTT, Lay of the Last Minstrel, Canto VI, viii
Alms. - That is no true alms which the hand can hold;
He gives only the worthless gold
Lowell, Vision of Sir Launfal, i, st. 6
Alone. — Alone, alone, all, all alone,
COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, lines 232, 233, 598
Alone I did it. SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, v, 6  Altar-stairs.— Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God.
TENNYSON, In Memoriam, lv, st. 4
Ambassador - An ambassad is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. Sir Henry Wotton, adapted and translated
by Izaak Walton in his Life of Wotton Ambition.- Till pride and worse ambition threw me down.
Milton, Paradise Lost, IV, line 40
Ibid., IX, lines 168-170
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Cæsar, ii, i
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
Ibid., iii, 2
Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition:
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VIII, iii, 2
SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, i, 7 Ambitious. — As Cæsar loved me, I weep for him; as he was
fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. There is tears for his love; joy for his fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his ambition.
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Cæsar, iii, 2
No man's pie is freed
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry VIII, i, i Amen.
“Amen" Stuck in my throat. SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, ii, 2 America.— This day is a glorious day for America.
SAMUEL Adams, quoted in Tudor's Lije oj James Otis
P. J. BAILEY, Festus, Scene–The Surface
WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM,
Speech on the American War, Nov. 18, 1777 American.- I am an American,- and wherever I look up
and see the stars and stripes overhead, that is home to me! HOLMES, Projessor at the Broakjast-Table, iv
The apron-strings of an American mother are made of india-rubber. Her boy belongs where he is wanted; and . . . his home [is] wherever the stars and stripes [blow] over his head.
Ibid., xii To think of trying to waterproof the American mind against the questions that Heaven rains down upon it shows a misapprehension of our new conditions; .. for what the Declaration means is the right to question everything, even the truth of its own fundamental proposition.
LOWELL, Commemoration Ode, st. 6 If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms--never-never-never!
WILLIAM Pitt, EARL OF CHATHAM,
Speech on the American War, Nov. 18, 1777 Amorous.- Whosoever esteemeth too much of amorous affection, quitteth both riches and wisdom.
Bacon, Essay X: Of Love Anchor.- Our anchor soon must change his bed of fiery rich
array For a hammock at the roaring bows, or an oozy couch
Sir S. FERGUSON, The Forging of the Anchor, st. 4