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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 :
GEORGE HERBERT, Jacula Prudentum.
Into that silent SEA.-COLERIDGE, Ancient Mariner, pt. ü.
My way of life
SHAKESPERE, Macbeth, act v. sc. 3 See.-0 wad some power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others SEE us!
And foolish notion.-BURNS, To a Louse.
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.
SHAKESPERE, Othello, act iii. sc. 3 Seigniors.-Most potent, grave, and reverend SEIGNIORS,
My very noble and approv'd good masters,
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 ;
Makes that and the action fine.-G. HERBERT, The Elixir.
MILTON, Paradise Lost, bk. vi. 1. 29. Serve. Thousands at his bidding speed,
And post o'er land and ocean without rest;
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.
Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard
Ibid., King Richard III., act v. sc. 3.
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!
SCOTT, Lord of the Isles, canto v. st. 18. Shakespere.—Kitty. Shikspur ? Shikspur ? Who wrote it ? No, I
never read Shikspur.
Soul of the age !
BEN JONSON, To the Memory of Shakespere.
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,
The other SHAPE-
MILTON, Paradise Lost, book ii. 1. 665.
Will not depart when mortal voices bid. —WORDSWORTH, Dion
A wind that follows fast,
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.
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.
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 :
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
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,
Ev'n sound itself.—HENRY CAREY, Chronon., act i. sc. 1.
By damning those they have no mind to.—BUTLER, Hudibras.
For life, SIX HUNDRED POUNDS a year,
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,
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,
COWPER, Task, 1. 29. Slaves.-SLAVES cannot breathe in England : if their lungs
Receive our air, that moment they are free;