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YE good distress'd !
adversity. - Rogers.
Adversity. - Byron.
years scarce serve to form a State;
Adversity. - Lord Greville.
ask those others, how he acts towards them. Adversity is the true touchstone of Merit in both; happy if it does not produce the dishonesty of Meanness in one, and that of Insolence and Pride in the other.
Adversity. - Shakspeare.
That give Mankin' occasion to exert
Adversity. - Young.
Advice.- Von Knebel.
Affability.- From the French.
Aud most of all in Man that ministers
Affectation. From the French. WE are never rendered so ridiculous by Qualities which we possess, as by those which we aim at, or affect to have.
Affectation. - Saville. I WILL not call Vanity and Affectation twins, because, moro
properly, Vanity is the Mother, and Affectation is the darling Daughter; Vanity is the Sin, and Affectation is the Punishment; the first may be called the Root of Self-love, the other the Fruit
. Vanity is never at its full growth, till it spreadeth into Affectation; and then it is complete.
Affectation. - St. Evremond. A FFECTATION is a greater enemy to the Face than the smallpos.
Affectation. — Goldsmith. THE unaffected of every Country nearly resemble each other,
and a page of our Confucius and your Tillotson have scarce any material difference. Paltry Affectation, strained Allusions, and disgusting Finery, are easily attained by those who choose to wear them; they are but too frequently the badges of Ignorance, or of Stupidity, whenever it would endeavour to please.
And though Man's face be fearful to their eyes,
Affection. - Rogers.
GENEROUS as brave,
Affection. - Shakspeare.
I HAVE given suck: and know
affection. - Anon. TN the Intercourse of social Life, it is by little acts of watchful
Kindness, recurring daily and hourly,--and opportunities of doing Kindnesses, if sought for, are for ever starting up,-it is by Words, by Tones, by Gestures, by Looks, that Affection is won and preserved. He who neglects these trifles, yet boasts that, whenever a great sacrifice is called for, he shall be ready to make it, will rarely be loved. The likelihood is, he will not make it: and if he does, it will be much rather for his own sake, than for his Neighbour's.
The poor Wren,
affection. - Shakspeare.
Age. - Shakspeare.
O, SIR, you are old;
Age. - Shakspeare.
With Honour, Wealth and Ease, in waning Age:
ambitious foul Infirmity,
ambition. - Shakspeare.
I HAVE ventur'd,
Ambition. — Byron.
And there hath been thy bane; there is a Fire
And, but once kindled, quenchless evermore,
ambitious is merely the shadow of a Dream. And I hold Ambition of so airy and light a quality, that it is but a shadow's shadow.
ambition.- La Bruyere. A SLAVE has but one Master, the ambitious Man has as many
Masters as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his Fortune.
Amusements. --- Burton. . I ET the World have their May-games, Wakes, Whitsunales ;
their Dancings and Concerts; their Puppet-shows, Hobbyhorses, Tabors, Bagpipes, Balls, Barley-breaks, and whatever sports and recreations please them best, provided they be followed with discretion.
IF she must teem,
Anathema. - Shakspeare.
Dogs, easily won to fawn on any man;
Anatomy. — Melancthon.
his own Body, especially when the knowledge of it mainly conduces to his welfare, and directs his application of his own Powers.
Ancestry.-- Colton. . IT is with Antiquity as with Ancestry, Nations are proud of the
one, and Individuals of the other; but if they are nothing in themselves, that which is their pride ought to be their humiliation.
Ancestry. — Percival.
I AM one,
Who finds within me a nobility,
Ancestry. - Daniel Webster.
cestry, which nourishes only a weak pride; as there is also a care for posterity, which only disguises an habitual avarice, or hides the workings of a low and grovelling vanity. But there is also a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors, which ele. vates the character and improves the heart.
Anger. – Shakspeare.