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Speaking in deeds, and deedless in his tongue;
Deep. The very deep did rot.
COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, line 123 Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full.
SIR J. DENHAM, Cooper's Hill
Rocked in the cradle of the deep
E. H. WILLARD, Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep, st. 1
Deer. Why, let the stricken deer go weep,
The hart ungalled play;
For some must watch, while some must sleep,
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 2
Defence. What boots it at one gate to make defence,
MILTON, Samson Agonistes, lines 560, 561
Defer. Defer not till to-morrow to be wise,
To-morrow's sun to thee may never rise.1
WILLIAM CONGREVE, Letter to Lord Cobham,
Defiance.- A cry of defiance and not of fear,
LONGFELLOW, Paul Revere's Ride, st. 14 Not two strong men th' enormous weight could
'Be wise to-day; 'tis madness to defer. Next day the fatal precedent will plead; Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life.
YOUNG, Night Thoughts, I, lines 395-392
When love once pleads admission to our hearts (In spite of all the virtue we can boast),
The woman that deliberates is lost.-ADDISON, Cato, iv, 1
Aspect he rose, and in his rising seemed
And princely counsel in his face yet shone,
You will find it serviceable, in the formation of a demeanour, if you sometimes say to yourself in comPapa, popany on entering a room, for instance tatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism. DICKENS, Little Dorrit, II, v
MILTON, Paradise Lost, II, lines 300-305
And darest thou then
SCOTT, Marmion, vi, 14
Depolarize. Depolarize every fixed religious idea in the
Desert.-Oh! that the desert were my dwelling-place,
BYRON, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv, st. 177
In dark Cimmerian desert.
Fly to the desert, fly with me,
T. MOORE, Lalla Rookh: The Light of the Harem
I never will desert Mr. Micawber.
DICKENS, David Copperfield, I, xii
'A book of verses underneath the bough,
OMAR KHAYYÁM, Rubáiyát (trans. Fitzgerald), st. 12
Deserted. Deserted, at his utmost need,
DRYDEN, Alexander's Feast, lines 80-83
Desire. From the desert I come to thee
In the speed of my desire.
BAYARD TAYLOR, Bedouin Song, st. 1 Desires. Your heart's desires be with you! SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, i, 2 The daring
Last look of despairing
HOOD, The Bridge of Sighs, st. 16
By desperate appliance are relieved,
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iv, 3
Ay, do despise me, I'm the prouder for it; I like
Take note of thy departure? All that breathe
BRYANT, Thanatopsis, lines 58-61 Destiny never swerves,
Nor yields to men the helm;
EMERSON, The World-Soul, st. 10
Think you I bear the shears of destiny?
Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.?
'Tis not amiss, ere ye're given o'er,
BUTLER, Hudibras, Epistle to Sidrophel, lines 5-8
2 Love is not in our choice, but in our fate.
For in the night, unseen, a single warrior,
Dreaded of man, and surnamed the Destroyer,
He did not pause to parley or dissemble,
But smote the Warden hoar;
Ah! what a blow! that made all England tremble,
LONGFELLOW, Warden of the Cinque Ports, st. 9, 11
Devil. Bid the devil take the hindmost.1 BUTLER, Hudibras, I, Canto ii, line 633 lies. Be civil;
- perhaps the Devil.
Here Francis C
The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be;
How then was the Devil dressed?
And in he came with eyes of flame,
The Devil, to fetch the dead;
SOUTHEY, The Old Woman of Berkeley, st. 40
SHAKESPEARE, All's Well That Ends Well, i, 3 He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil. SHAKESPEARE, Comedy of Errors, iv, 3
Give the devil his due."
Lest the devil cross my prayer.3
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry V, iii, 7
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iii, 1
This expression has become proverbial, and is used by Prior, Pope, Burns and others.
2 And so give his due to the devil.
He will give the devil his due.
3 Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
ALEXANDER BROME, The Holy Pedlar, st. 5
SHAKESPEARE, King Henry IV, Part I, i, 2
DANIEL DEFOE, The True-born Englishman, I, lines 1-4
No man means evil but the devil, and we shall know him by his horns.
SHAKESPEARE, Merry Wives of Windsor, v, 2
One of those gentle ones that will use the devil himself with courtesy. SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night, iv, 2
And pious action we do sugar o'er
With devotion's visage
Who would believe that there were moun-
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, iii, 1
Dial.- True as the dial to the sun,3
BUTLER, Hudibras, III, ii, lines 175, 176
Spots quadrangular of diamond form,
Diamonds cut diamonds; they who will prove
Die. It is as natural to die as to be born.
BACON, Essay II: On Death
A voice within us speaks the startling word,
The Husband and Wife's Grave, lines 56, 57
The dreams of love and truth;
The spirit's yearning cry,
SARAH DOUDNEY, Things That Never Die, st. 1
1 Dewlapped like Thessalian bulls.
SHAKESPEARE, Midsummer-Night's Dream, iv, 1 2 Men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders. 3 True as the needle to the pole Or as the dial to the sun.
SHAKESPEARE, Othello, i, 3
BARTON BOOTH, Song