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Scotland. -Stands SCOTLAND where it did ?

SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act iv. sc. 3. Sea.-Although its heart is rich in earls and ores,

The SEA complains upon a thousand shores :
Sea-like we moan for ever.-ALEXANDER SMITH.
Praise the SEA, but keep on land.

GEORGE HERBERT, Jacula Prudentum.
The SEA ! the sea! the open sea !
The blue, the fresh, the ever free !-B. W. PROCTOR, The Sea.
We were the first that ever burst

Into that silent SEA.-COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, pt. ü.

My way of life
Is fall'n into the SEAR, the yellow leaf;
And that which should accompany old age,
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have ; but, in their stead,
Curses, not loud, but deep, mouth-honour, breath,
Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.

SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act v. sc. 3 See.-0 wad some power the giftie gie us

To see oursels as others SEE us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,

And foolish notion.-BURNS, To a Louse.
TO SEE, and eek for to be seye.

CHAUCER, The Wif of Bathes Prologue, 1. 6134. TO SEE and to be seen.-BEN JONSON, Epithalamion, st. 3. 1. 4. DRYDEN, Ovid's Art of Love, bk. i. '1. 109. GOLDSMITH,

Citizen of the World, letter 71.
Seem.-Men should be what they SEEM.

SHAKESPERE, Othello, act iii. sc. 3 Seigniors.-Most potent, grave, and reverend SEIGNIORS,

My very noble and approv'd good masters,
That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter,
It is most true; true, I have married her:
The very head and front of my offending
Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech,
And little bless'd with the soft phrase of peace;
For since these arms of mine had seven years' pith,
Till now some nine moons wasted, they have used
Their dearest action in the tented field,
And little of this great world can I speak,
More than pertains to feats of broil and battle;
And, therefore, little shall I grace my cause
In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,
I will a round unvarnished tale deliver
Of my whole course of love.Ibid., act i. sc. 3.

Self-love.--SELF-LOVE, my liege, is not so vile a sin

As self-neglecting.–SHAKESPERE, King Henry V., act ii. sc. 4. Sense. What thin partitions SENSE from thought divide.

POPE, Essay on Man, ep. i. 1. 226. Sentiment.-SENTIMENTS! Don't tell me of sentiment. What have

I to do with sentiment ?–MURPHY, The Apprentice, act i. Serpent.-Now will I show myself to have more of the SERPENT than the dove; that is, more knave than fool.

MARLOWE, The Jew of Malta, act ii. The trail of the SERPENT is over them all.

MOORE, Paradise and the Peri. Servant.-A SERVANT with this clause

Makes drudgery divine ;
Who sweeps a room as for thy laws

Makes that and the action fine.-G. HERBERT, The Elixir.
SERVANT of God, well done.

MILTON, Paradise Lost, bk. vi. 1. 29. Serve. Thousands at his bidding speed,

And post o'er land and ocean without rest;
They also SERVE who only stand and wait.

Ibid., On his Blindness. Seven Champions of Christendom.-St. George, the patron saint of

England ; St. Denis, of France; St. James, of Spain; St. Anthony, of Italy; St. Andrew, of Scotland; St. Patrick, of Ireland ; and St. David, of Wales. They are often alluded to by old writers. "The Famous History of the Seven Champions of Christendom” is the work of Richard Johnson, a ballad-maker of some note at the end of the 16th and the beginning of the

17th centuries. Shadow Hence, horrible SHADOW!

Unreal mockery, hence !-SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act iii. sc. 4.
Shadows.-By the apostle Paul, SHADOWS to-night

Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard
Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers.

Ibid., King Richard III., act v. sc. 3.
Show his eyes, and grieve his heart;
Come like SHADOWS, so depart.-Ibid., Macbeth, act iv. sc. 1.

The worthy gentleman who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and in the middle of the contest, wbilst his desires were as warm, and his hopes as eager as ours, has feel. ingly told us what siIADOWS we are, and what shadows we pursue. -EDMUND BURKE, Speech at Bristol on Declining the Poll.

Shaft.-0, many a SHAFT, at random sent,

Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word at random spoken,
May soothe, or wound, a heart's that broken.

SCOTT, Lord of the Isles, canto v. st. 18. Shakespere.Kitty. Shikspur ? Shikspur ? Who wrote it ? No, I

never read Shikspur.
Lady Bab. Then you have an immense pleasure to come.
J. TOWNLEY, 1778, High Life below Stairs, act ii, sc. 1. .

Soul of the age !
The applause! delight! the wonder of our stage !
My SHAKESPERE, rise! I will not lodge thee by
Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie
A little further, to make thee a room.

BEN JONSON, To the Memory of Shakespere.
He was not of an age, but for all time.-Ibid.
Sweet swan of Avon !-Ibid.
Under a starry-pointing pyramid.
Dear son of memory, great heir of fame.

MILTON, Epitaph on Shakespere, 1. 4. Shallow.-A country Justice, in Shakespere's “Merry Wives of Wind

sor," and in the Second Part of “King Henry the Fourth.”

“A nurse of this century is as wise as a justice of the quorum

and custalorum in SHALLOW's time.”—Macaulay. Shape.-Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damn'd,

Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell,
Be thy intents wicked or charitable,
Thou com’st in such a questionable SIIAPE,
That I will speak to thee.-SHAKESPERE, Hamlet.

The other SHAPE-
If shape it might be call'd that shape had none
Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb,
Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd,
For each seem'd either-black it stood as night,
Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell,
And shook a dreadful dart.

MILTON, Paradise Lost, book ii. 1. 665.
Whence and what art thou, execrable SHAPE ?-Ibid., 1. 681.
SHAPES that come not at an earthly call

Will not depart when mortal voices bid. —WORDSWORTH, Dion
Sheet.-A wet SHEET and a flowing sea,

A wind that follows fast,
And fills the white and rustling sail,

And bends the gallant mast. —ALLAN CUNNINGHAM.

Shepherd's Boy.—Here's a SHEPHERD'S BOY, piping as though he

never should be old. —SIDNEY, Arcadia, book i. Shilling.—Happy the man who, void of cares and strife,

In silken or in leathern purse retains

A splendid SHILLING.-J. PHILLIPS, The Splendid Shilling. Shriek.—A solitary SHRIEK, the bubbling cry

Of some strong swimmer in his agony. ---BYRON, Don Juan, canto

i. st. 53. Shrine.-SHRINE of the mighty ! can it be

That this is all remains of thee ?—Ibid., The Giaour, 1. 106. Sick.-They are as SICK that surfeit with too much, as they that

starve with nothing.–SHAKESPERE, Merchant of Venice, act i.

8C. 2.

Sick Man of the East.-A name popularly given to the Turkish

empire, which, under Soliman the Magnificent (1495–1566), reached the summit of its prosperity, and has ever since steadily declined. At the present day, Turkey is mainly indebted for its existence to the support of foreign powers. The expression, “SICK MAN,” as applied to Turkey, originated with the emperor Nicholas

of Russia in 1844. Sighed.-SIGHED and looked, and sighed again.

DRYDEN, Alexander's Feast, 1. 120. SIGHED and looked unutterable things.

THOMSON, The Seasons : Summer, l. 1188. Bight.–Visions of glory, spare my aching SIGHT! Ye unborn ages, crowd not on my soul !

GRAY, The Bard, III. i. 1. 11. Bights.Such SIGHTS as youthful poets dream

On summer eves by haunted stream.
Then to the well-trod stage anon,
If Jonson's learned sock be on,
Or sweetest Shakespere, Fancy's child,

Warble his native wood-notes wild.—MILTON, L'Allegro, 1. 129. Silence.-SILENCE in love betrays more woe

Than words, though ne'er so witty :
A beggar that is dumb, you know,
May challenge double pity.

SIR WALTER RALEIGH, The Silent Lover, v. 6. Silent Sister, The.—A name given to Trinity College, Dublin, on

account of the little influence it exerts in proportion to its


Neither Oxford nor Cambridge. I am certain, would blush to own my labours in this department (classic criticism and exegesis),

and yet I was an alumnus of her whom they used to style the SILENT SISTER.KEIGHTLEY.

Silent Sister.-Trinity College itself held its ground and grew

wealthy only to deserve the name of the SILENT SISTER, while its great endowments served effectually to indemnify it against the necessity of conforming to the conditions under which alone its ex. ample could be useful to the whole nation.-GOLDWIN SMITH.

Simile.—One SIMILE that solitary shines
In the dry desert of a thousand lines.

POPE's Horace, epistle i. book ii. 1. 111. Sinews of War, The.—Æschines (Adv. Ctesiph. ch. 53, ascribes to

Demosthenes the expression, " the sinews of affairs are cut." Diogenes Laertius, in his “Life of Bion" (lib. iv. c. 7, § 3), represents that philosopher as saying that riches were the sinews of

business,” or, as the phrase may mean, “ of the state.” Sing.-Oh she will sing the savageness out of a bear.

SHAKESPERE, Othello, act iv. sc. 1. Singers. Let the singing SINGERS

With vocal voices, most vociferous,
In sweet vociferation, out-vociferize

Ev'n sound itself.—HENRY CAREY, Chronon., act i. sc. 1.
Sins.—Compound for Sins they are inclined to,

By damning those they have no mind to.—BUTLER, Hudibras.
Six Hundred Pounds.—I've often wished that I had clear,

For life, SIX HUNDRED POUNDS a year,
A handsome house to lodge a friend,
A river at my garden's end.

SWIFT, Imitation of Horace, book ii. sat. 6. Sixpence.--I give thee SIXPENCE! I will see thee d—d first.

G. CANNING, Friend of Humanity. Slander.

No, 'tis SLANDER,
Whose edge is sharper than the sword; whose tongue
Outvenoms all the worms of Nile.

SHAKESPERE, Cymbeline, act iii. sc. 4 Slanderous.-Done to death by SLANDEROUS tongues.

Ibid., Much Ado, act v. sc. 3, Slave.--I would not have a SLAVE to till my ground,

To carry me, to fan me while I sleep,
And tremble while I wake, for all the wealth
That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd.

COWPER, Task, 1. 29. Slaves.-SLAVES cannot breathe in England : if their lungs

Receive our air, that moment they are free;
They touch our country, and their shackles fall.-I vid., bk, ii. 1. 40

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