The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, Part 5 (Google eBook)

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William Dwight Whitney
Century Company, 1889 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 7076 pages
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Page 1209 - a great soul has simply nothing to do. . . . Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. Emerson, Self-reliance.
Page 1311 - in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by turns, and nothing long ; But in the course of one revolving moon Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. Dryden,
Page 1209 - On their own axis as the planets run. Yet make at once their circle round the sun ; So two consistent motions act the soul ; And one regards itself, and one the whole. Pope, Essay on Man, iii.
Page 1255 - 2. All in a hot and copper sky The bloody sun, at noon, Bight up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the moon.
Page 1475 - O, the charity of a penny cord ! it sums up thousands in a trice : you have no true debitor and creditor but it ; of what's past, is, and to come, the discharge.
Page 1375 - My friend Sir Roger alighted from his horse, and exposing his palm to two or three that stood by him, they crumpled it into all shapes, and diligently scanned every wrinkle that could be made in it.
Page 1299 - There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer.
Page 1436 - Let me live harmlessly, and near the brink Of Trent or Avon have a dwelling-place, Where I may see my quill or cork clown sink, With eager bite of perch, or bleak, or dace.
Page 1339 - For so work the honey -bees; Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
Page 1232 - Such an act . . . makes marriage vows As false as dicers' oaths : O, such a deed As from the body of contraction plucks The very soul.

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