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Sleep.- Death's half-brother, SLEEP.-DRYDEN, The Æneid, book vi,
Now blessings light on him that first invented SLEEP! it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot.CERVANTES, Don Quixote, part ii. ch. 67.
O SLEEP! it is a gentle thing,
COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, pt. v.
SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act ii. sc. 2.
Scott, Lady of the Lake, canto 1, st. 31.
SHAKESPERE, Midsummer Night's Dream, act iii. sc. 2. Tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy SLEEP !
YOUNG, Night Thoughts, Night i. 1. 1. Slippery.-He that stands upon a SLIPPERY place Makes nice of no vile hold to stay him up.
SHAKESPERE, King John, act iii. sc. 4. Sluggard.—'Tis the voice of the sLUGGARD, I heard him complain, “ You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again.”
WATTS, The Sluggard. Smell.--A very ancient and fish-like SMELL.
SHAKESPERE, Tempest, act ii. sc. 2. The rankest compound of villainous SMELL that ever offended
nostril. --Ibid., Merry Wives, act iii, sc. 5. Smile. One may SMILE and smile, and be a villain.
Ibid., Hamlet, act i. sc. 5. Smiles.
SMILES from reason flow, To brute deny'd, and are of love the food.
MILTON, Paradise Lost, book ix. 1. 239, Snake.- We have scotch'd the SNAKE, not kiil'd it.
SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act iii. sc. 2. Snug.Here Skugg
In a rug.-B. FRANKLIN, Letter to Miss Georgina Shipley.
Whom well inspired, the oracle pronounced
Solitude.--IN SOLITUDE, where we are least alone.
BYRON, Childe Harold, canto iii. st. 90.
COWPER, Retirement, 1. 739.
MILTON, Paradise Lost, book ix. 1. 249.
WORDSWORTH, Peter Bell, Prol. st. 4.
PRIOR, A Better Answer.
WALLER, To Creech, 1. 10.
CHIESTERFIELD, Impromptu Lines.
THOMSON, Sophonisba, act iii. sc. 2. ** In the second edition this line was altered to “O Sophonisha! I am wholly thine." The wags of the day parodied the original lines, “O Jamie Thomson ! Jamie Thomson, O!” Sorrow, Down, thou climbing SORROW !
Thy element's below.—SHAKESPERE, King Lear.
Give SORROW words ; the grief that does not speak
Ibid., Macbeth, act iv. sc. 3.
MOORE, Come, ye Lisconsolate.
COWPER, To an afflicted Protestant Lady.
This is the truth the poet sings,
things.—TENNYSON, Locksley Hall. Sorrows.
Here I and SORROWs sit;
SHAKESPERE, King John, act iii. sc. 1 Soul.-Go, Soul, the body's guest,
Upon a thankless arrant;
The truth shall be thy warrant;
And give the world the lie.—The Lie. *** This poem is traced in manuscript to the year 1593. It first appeared in print in Davison's Poetical Rhapsody, second edition, 1608. It has been assigned to various authors, but on Raleigh's side there is good evidence, beside the internal testimony, which appears to us irrosistible. Two answers to it, written in Raleigh's lifetime, ascribe it to him; and two manuscript copies of the period of Elizabeth bear the title of “Sir Walter Raleigh, his Lie.”—CHAMBERS’s Cyclopædia.
He had kept
BYRON, Childe Harold.
trary.-STERNE, Sentimental Journey. Souls. Our souls sit close and silently within,
And their own web from their own entrails spin;
DRYDEN, Marriage à la Mode, act. ii. sc. 1. Sovereign.—When I forget my SOVEREIGN, may my God forget me.
LORD THURLOW, 27 Parl. Hist. 680; Ann. Reg. 1789. Sow.-Wrong sow by the ear.—BEN JONSON, Every Man in his
Humour, act ii. sc. 1. BUTLER, Hudibras, part ü. canto iii. line
580. COLMAN, Heir-at-Law, act i. sc. 1. Spade-Call a SPADE a spade.—PLUTARCH.
"Nerer mind,” said Philip, - the Macedonians are people; they call a SPADE a spade."-KENNEDY, Demosthenes, vol.
i. p. 249. Sparrow.–There's a special providence in the fall of a SPARROW.
SHAKESPERE, Hamlet, act v. sc. 2.
Speech.—SPEECH is silver, silence is gold. - German Proverb.
SPEECH is like cloth of Arras, opened and put abroad, whereby the imagery doth appear in figure; whereas in thoughts they lie but as in packs.-PLUTARCH, Life of Themistocles. Bacon's Essays,
On Friendship Speech was given to man to conceal his thoughts.--Ils n'employent les paroles que pour déguiser leurs pensées.
VOLTAIRE, Dialogue xiv. Le Chapon et la Poularde.
YOUNG, Love of Fame, Satire ii. 1. 207. *** The germ of the above saying is to be met with in Jeremy Taylor; South, Butler, Young, Lloyd, and Goldsmith have repeated it after him. Spider.—The SPIDER's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.
POPE, Essay on Man, epistle i. 1. 217.
SIR JOHN DAVIES (1570-1626), The Immortality of the Soul Spire.- Who taught the heaven-directed SPIRE to rise ?
POPE, Moral Essays, epistle iii. 1. 261.
WORDSWORTH, The Excursion, bk. vi.
GRAY, On a Distant Prospect of Eton College, st. 1.
I am thy father's SPIRIT;
SHAKESPERF Ihumlet, act i. sc. 8.
Glen. I can call SPIRITS from the vasty deep.
SHAKESPERE, King Henry IV., pt. i. act iii. sc. 1.
Red spirits and gray,
You that mingle may.- Ibid., Macbeth.
MILTON, Paradise Lost, bk. iv. 1. 677. Sport.-SPORT that wrinkled Care derides,
And Laughter holding both his sides.
On the light fantastic toe.--Ibid., L'Allegro, 1. 31.
SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act v. sc. 1. Spring.–Come, gentle SPRING ! ethereal mildness! come.
THOMSON, The Seasons
There's no such season !-HOOD.
All the world's a STAGE,
At first the infant,