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DEDICATION
MRS.

FRANCES SCHULTES.

IF the dedication

of a work be conside?xd as a tribute

of respect due only


tified in

to virtue

addressing this

to

and

merit,

I shall be jus-

you, and thus giving

my

testimony to those excellencies which have hitherto

adorned your character.


hensive

Endowed with a compre-

and perspicacious mind, enabling you

to dis-

tinguish rectitude from error, you have fulfilled the


relative duties

of consort, parent, and friend, in a

manner deserving of

the

warmest panegyric, whilst

you have preserved your amiable

disposition untinc-

tured by those caprices which so often characterize

a2

DEDICATION.

IV

and degrade

the female sex.

endeavoured

to cultivate

But above

all,

you have

that wisdom which discovers

the true lustre of intellect, by an exemplary piety,

a resignation

to the divine will.

many years has fully

The experience of

satisfied me, that the

erring principles will continue

to

same un-

govern your actions

and

I encourage

ted,

by means ofyour instruction and example,

the hope that they

only child, convinced as

I am,

indication of mental excellence,


tion

of happiness.

and

may

be transmit-

that virtue

and the

is

to

our

the best

surest founda-

INTRODUCTION

THE

faculty of expressing our sentiments in per-

spicuous and elegant diction,

is

so pre-eminent an

accomplishment, that every candidate for literary


celebrity exerts his utmost endeavours to acquire

and although topics may be clearly

illustrated,

it

and

the charms of eloquence displayed, in simple lan-

guage without the aid of


it

rhetorical ornaments, yet

must be admitted that well-chosen comparisons,

similes, or descriptions, are highly

conducive

to the

embellishment of expressions, and add grace and


dignity to composition.

If

it

rature
lated,

were possible

to establish a criterion in lite-

whereby philological
it

would be easy

to

taste

might be regu-

prescribe rules for de-

ciding at once on literary merit, and awarding


just degree of praise

its

but whilst a diversity of opi-

INTRODUCTION.
nion continues to prevail amongst mankind, the

renown of a writer must necessarily depend more

upon

fortuitous events

age, than

and the ruling fashion of the

upon the brilliance of

his wit, or the force

of his genius, as the example of Milton and others

may

The

serve to prove.

truth of this

remark

is

so

universally acknowledged, that every aspirant for

public approbation

now endeavours

new path which may


hopes, through the

lead

him

medium

to discover

some

to distinction,

and

of novelty, originality,

or eccentricity, to gain popular fame.

Some

authors

seek reputation by adopting a conciseness of style;


others court regard
their topics

by an elaborate amplification of

and a few expect

to attract notice

Popula-

a partial revival of obsolete phraseology.


rity,

by

however, seems, conformably with the existing

rules of philology, to be most deservedly

him who, following

the light of truth,

is

due

to

enabled to

convey his ideas with clearness into the minds of


others,

and who can occasionally

positions

illustrate his pro-

by apposite comparisons, formed by

sion to natural

With a view

allu-

and familiar objects of the senses.

to assist

a writer of this description,

the present volume has been compiled.

INTRODUCTION.

Vll

In the alphabetical arrangement of the passages,

(which have been collected verbatim from the


spective authors cited) are

re-

shown the coincidences

of expression which various writers have unconsciously fallen into, or designedly adopted.
classification of the similes

The

under their respective

heads, has been regulated according to their subjects

found

Those of a simple form

and form.
first

represented, and others

illustrated follow

them

more

diffusely

And

in succession.

be

will

as

it

has been considered unnecessary to incumber any


of the expressions with a long enumeration of
the authors

who have used them,

two only are introduced, the

first

of

all

names of

the

which may ge-

nerally be regarded as the elder authority.

It

has

also been thought unnecessary (except in few

in-

stances, where the length of the quotation rendered


it

unavoidable) to distinguish

prosaic extracts,

the

poetical from

by any peculiar mark

or distinct

metrical collocation of the words in lines.

In the compilation will be found


similes or axioms,

many proverbial

and some idiomatical expressions

of a quaint nature, which have been introduced


solely for the purpose of

authors

who have

showing the names of the

sanctioned them

but no similes

INTRODUCTION.

Vlll

have been admitted that can create disgust, or

of-

fend delicacy.

At the end of the alphabetical

collection

is

an

nexed a great variety of descriptive passages, which:


it is

presumed

will, in

conjunction with the antece-

dent compilation, show that the talent displayed by


our

own

writers in the art of imagery, or describing

the operations and appearances of nature, has been

by no means

inferior to the skill of their continental

cotemporaries, at any period of time since the revival of letters.

Poetical composition without imagery attracts but


little

admiration, and although a pleasing descrip-

tion of natural scenes

may be

easily composed,

it

oftentimes becomes extremely difficult to invent a


simile in every respect adapted to illustrate

And

grandize a subject.

more mortifying
(as his

own

to

and ag-

perhaps nothing can be

a writer, after he has published

creation) that

happy comparison,

which he considers

to discover that the

to

same

cidents, expressed partially, or wholly in the

be
in-

same

language, had been already given to the world by


various predecessors.

INTRODUCTION.
It

cannot be denied that the same train of ideas

may

occurring to different writers,

same forms of expression

deservedly

Where

lie

superinduce the

coincidences

may

there-

and an author may un-

fore take place accidentally,

two

IX

under the imputation of plagiarism.

coincidences happen in the productions of

writers, the latter necessarily loses the merit of

considered as a mere imitator.

invention, and

is

Hence a

whereby an author

test

may

discover

whether the offspring of his mind be a new creation, or

Some

an adoption,

desirable.

authors have affected to distinguish com-

parisons, similes,

and a

is

and similitudes, from each other;

translator of Moliere has

remark,

"We studious

" than a similitude."

endeavour

made

folks like a
It

is

comparison better

scarcely necessary to

to establish a distinction

where

no difference can be perceived, or


the terms " likeness" and

synonymous

the following

to

little

show

or

that

" resemblance" are not

yet for the satisfaction of the reader

the following passages have been selected as ex-

amples of the form of expression which may have


been considered as comprising a similitude.

"

As righteousness tendeth

to

life,

so

he that

INTRODUCTION.

X
" pursueth

pursueth

evil,

it

his

to

own

death."

and

strictest

Proverbs.
" Far better

is

to

it

form

" friendship with a poor

"

who
"

The

" which
all

man

of worth, than

joins iniquity with wealth."

likeness of those

" besides

"

affinity

God,

is

who

him

Euripides.

take other patrons

as the likeness of the spider,

maketh herself a house, but the weakest of

houses surely

" similitudes do
" derstand

is

the house of the spider. These

we propose unto men, but none un-

them except the wise."

Koran.

" Similitudes or likenesses are the images or pic" tures of the things to which they are compared,

" lively explaining one thing in a far different ob" ject


" ther

"

by

e.g.
it

As a

vessel

is

known by

the sound whe-

be whole or broken, so are men proved

their speech

whether they be wise or

foolish."

Wifs Commonwealth.
To

constitute a genuine simile

it is

requisite that

the quality or attribute of a precedent

subject,

should be susceptible of comparison with the quality or attribute

of the subject which immediately

INTRODUCTION.
follows

it,

according to the current idiom of speech,

and agreeably

Thus the

to the rules of logic.

"White

pression,

XI

as snow,"

has reference to a

previous subject (raiment for instance);


whiteness

is

ex-

white or

the attribute, and the ellipsis in the

sentence being supplied, the simile will run thus


" Raiment, white as the whiteness of

snow

;"

or

it

may be

thus rendered, "

Now

being admitted that the external appear-

it

White

as

snow

is

white."

ance of snow represents the highest degree of


whiteness which the mind can conceive, the comparison of the highest degree of whiteness which

raiment can exhibit, with the quality of snow,

is

philosophically just, and the aptness of every simile

may by

this

mode

of examination be readily ascer-

tained.

It will
lity

and

thus appear evident, that the terms quasubject,

which have been used

to express

the constituents of a simile, not being sufficiently


explanatory, have caused

some

to consider that

simile implied the illustration of a quality

subject

itself,

instead of

its

quality

by the

not perceiving

the absurdity of comparing spirit with matter, nor

understanding that a just simile can only be formed

INTRODUCTION.

Xll

by a comparison of a

certain quality proposed, with

the attribute or quality of a subject or thing expressed.

may some-

Similes of the following description

times be found
subject itself

"

viz.

may be

Pure

as sanctity,"

where the

considered in an intellectual

sense, so as to correspond with the antecedent quality

or a personification

affinity

ascertained

sion, " It is

may be presumed, and

the

by thus rendering the expres-

pure as sanctity

pure

is

;"

agreeably to

the rule before prescribed for showing the analogy


of the qualities compared.

Hence a

simile

may perhaps be

defined as a form

of speech illustrating a proposition by the comparison of an attribute or quality asserted, with

proper correlative.

"The

colour of this paper

and the truth of


its

For example,

resemblance

we may

it

is

may be

white as snow," or "It

The

is

which quality or

is

expression,

a proposition,

illustrated

by showing

some other object

colour of this paper

as white as ivory

meaning a peculiar quality


jects,

white,"

to the colour of

therefore say "

the

its

;"

is

as

thereby

or attribute of those sub-

attribute

is

the proper cor-

INTRODUCTION.

Xlll

relative to the quality in the proposition intended


to

be

illustrated.

The reader
cessary

it is

will

now

perceive

how

essentially ne-

that every subject of a simile should

possess such attributes as will harmonize with the


qualities proposed.

Many

authors in the exuberance of poetical en-

thusiasm, have suffered their judgment

by

their fancy,

to

be blinded

and exposed themselves

to severe

criticism,

by disregarding the analogy which ought

to subsist

between the implied quality or

of the subject expressed,


lity of the

attribute

and the antecedent qua-

thing proposed to be illustrated, in the

composition of their similes

have considered that


represented, and not

it is

its

and they seem not

to

the propriety of the thing

magnificence, which consti-

tutes the beauty of a simile; seeing that every simile

ought

to operate

on the mind as a clear and obvious

demonstration of a thing proposed.

The

following examples have been selected from

a great number which

may be found

in the

works

of authors otherwise deservedly celebrated for their


genius, and are offered as a proof of negligent composition and bad taste.

INTRODUCTION.

XIV

" His heart was light as a sun-beam."


" His heart was light as sunshine on the deep."

"

Happy

"

As

as a

soft in

wave

that dances on the sea."

manners, as the silky fur upon the

bosom of a playing

kitten."

" Sounds, which are soft as Leda's breast."


" Music, sweet as the tears that the

dews of night

distil."

"

A joy

morning

as pure

finds

and

stainless as the

gem

that the

on the blossom of the rose."

" Joys, bright as April flowers."


"

The

"

An

feeling,

pure as morning's dew."

empire, which rose like an exhalation."

In the foregoing instances


qualities

it is

obvious that the

compared have no just correspondence

with each other,

and they evince an erroneous

judgment not unlike

that of the blind man,

who

thought the colour of scarlet resembled the sound


of a trumpet.

great latitude

is

allowable to authors in the

INTRODUCTION.

XV

use of hyperboles, where expressions are not inconsistent with the current idiom.

" Brighter than the

Thus we

say,

sun," " Fairer than whitest

snow."

simile

ditation,

is

and

supposed

to

be the result of calm me-

ought not

it

to

be introduced into

composition unless for the sake of illustration or embellishment.

An

author, therefore, in forming a

si-

mile should be very circumspect in the choice of his


images, and should carefully examine their propriety before he ventures to adopt

them

because on

the philosophical correctness of his simile he stakes


his

own judgment.

Wild and obscure phrases unauthorized by our


idiom ought

to

be avoided, and juvenile writers

should be cautioned against the adoption of such


dulcet expressions as "

The

violet breath of love is

purity;" or comparisons like the following


" Faint as the echoes offar delight

"
"

It

And dreamy and sad as


Of distant waterfalls."

the sighing flight

cannot too often be inculcated, that without

perspicuity, no proposition can possess energy.

INTRODUCTION.

XVI

Dr. Johnson once attempted to establish the cur-

rency of phrases of the above-mentioned description,

and he thought the following metaphorical

passages irresistibly fascinating


" in time an

"

artificial fastidiousness,

We

may

which

shall

" the imagination with phantoms of turpitude,


tl

raise
fill

show

us the naked skeleton of every delight, and pre-

" sent us with the pains of pleasure, and the de-

" formities of beauty."


type,

Johnson was his own arche-

and no one has since imitated

his "

tumour of

phrase" with any success.

Milton has observed, that rhyme obliges poets

to

express their thoughts in improper terms, but the

may be

truth of this observation

No

fairly questioned.

one at the present day would venture

unintelligibly
rity,

to write

upon the strength of such an autho-

since our vernacular tongue

is

sufficiently co-

pious to admit of every species of composition, without danger of obscurity


arise

from ignorance or error

be found
or

except that which

to excel Tillotson

Akenside and Cowper

may

and few writers

and Robertson

will

in prose 3

in poetry, either with re-

spect to purity of language, or gracefulness of style.

Similes are either simple, or amplified.

The

ex-

INTRODUCTION.
"

pression

White

as

snow"

an example of the

is

"White

former; and the expressions,

"White

u snow"

XVII

as the fanned

as

falling

snow bolted by the

" northern blast twice over," are examples of the


latter.

In the

quality

is

example the idea of a peculiar

first

raised in the mind.

idea of the quality

is

heightened by the descrip-

tion of the specific effect or

a sensible object
it

is

In the second, the

change produced upon

by the operations of nature

in proportion to the

and

degree of pleasure which

such descriptions excite, by a judicious combination

of appropriate images,

that

similes possess

their excellence.

Care should be taken that similes be not overloaded, for they often lose their intended effect by
their redundancy.

The

following

may be

an instance of a redundant description


u than the

beams of the

given as

" Brighter

clear sun at morning,

" he flings his showers of light

when

upon the peach, or

" plays with the green leaves of June, and strives to


" dart into some

great

forest's heart,

and scare

" the sylvan from voluptuous dreams."

Some

of our early writers have afforded us ex-

INTRODUCTION.

XVlll

cellent
tion

models

for

imitation in the art of descrip-

the works of Spenser and Shakespear abound

These authors have gained themselves

with them.

a lasting fame, whilst

have sunk

many

into oblivion

of their cotemporaries

amongst

whom was John

Tatham, the author of the following

simile, a chaste

and natural representation, which, very probably,


Milton with the means of composing

furnished

his beautiful

radise

exordium

the Fifth

to

Book of Pa-

" Fair as the eastern morn,

Lost.

when

" with her summer's robe she decks the plains, and

" hangs on every bush a liquid pearl."

Few

si-

miles of modern times possess this exquisite painting,

this true delineation of a scene so often visi-

ble in a rural morning's walk.

An

author

who happens

expressions used
credit

by

spectful

adopt any remarkable

his predecessors, will gain

pleading unconscious plagiarism.

acknowledgment

tions of genius,

composition

induced

by

to

to

is

whenever

no
re-

due to the past produc-

their aid

is

required in

and although Milton might have been

borrow without avowal from Euripides,

because Virgil had taken the same liberty with

Homer, yet

this license of

adoption has been long

INTRODUCTION.
denied

to

XIX

composers ; and the practice was discoun-

tenanced by one of our earliest poets, John Lidgate,


the

monk

of Bury, who, alluding to Chaucer, says,

"

Wherefore

Thing
It

said

by him,

it

were but vain,

to write

it

new

again."

has been already observed, that amongst our

writers,

Spenser and Shakespear claim the

in literary estimation, for the beauty

first

rank

and propriety

of their similes and descriptions, and they are especially

recommended

But amongst

all

to the notice of the student.

the writings which tend to reple-

nish and illuminate the

human mind with sublime

ideas the Sacred Volume, " velut inter ignes

Luna

" minores," stands transcendent, and will be found,

upon a dispassionate

investigation, best adapted to

ennoble our conceptions, as the works of some of


our best writers

who have

sufficiently demonstrate.

be adduced

resorted to that source will

Numerous passages might

in support of this opinion

to

which

might also be added the concurrent testimony of the


wisest and most learned

men

of other nations, whose

productions have enlarged the boundaries of science.

The

may be

introduction of a few examples, however,

allowable on the present occasion.

b2

INTRODUCTION.

XX

Longinus, one of the most celebrated


antiquity, represented

person, because he

Moses

as an extraordinary-

had conceived a

just idea of the

power of the Deity, and exemplified


markable expression:

"God

" and there was light."

critics of

said,

it

in this re-

Let there be light;

In this instance

we have

the testimony of a pagan in attestation of the sublimity of a passage occurring in the

page of

first

This however, as will in the

the sacred writings.

sequel be shown, was not the only passage which

deserved the approbation of a writer on the sublime.

Longinus has been greatly admired

Homer

in his decline

whose grandeur

still

heat of his beams


as

it

confessedly

is,

of

life,

for

comparing

to the setting sun,

remains without the meridian


but this comparison, beautiful

must yield

to the description

given of a righteous man, in Ecclesiasticus

"

He

" was as the morning star in the midst of a cloud,


" and as the

moon

at the full

" upon the temple of the


"

bow

as

the sun shining

Most High, and

as a rain-

giving light in the bright clouds."

can possibly

What

exceed the sublimity of sentiment

demonstrated by this comparison of the glory of a

INTRODUCTION.
man's

shining upon the temple of

its

Light, being the purest of

been considered as a
himself: hence
" light, and in

we
him

glory of the sun

with the

righteousness

fit

XXI

own Creator?

all

material things, has

medium

"

find the expression,


is

God
God is

to represent

The

no darkness."

sun, as

the fountain of light, has been the object of adoration

among many

nations.

In the ancient Jewish

times, the people of the East

worshipped

the names of Baal, Chemosh, and

Sun

of Righteousness

plicable to Christ.

is

Moloch

under

it

and the

a beautiful metaphor, ap-

The Saviour

in de-

himself,

scribing the purity of the faithful at the end of the

world, has recourse to the like figure


"

Then

" the
is

to

for

he

shall the righteous shine forth as the

kingdom

of their Father."

A similar

says,

sun in

passage

be found in the Book of Daniel, "They that

" be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firma-

"raent;

and they that turn many

to righteousness,

" as the stars for ever and ever."

Saint Paul, finding no object in nature sufficiently


majestic to place in comparison with the glory of
Christ, says

"

God

hath set him at his

own

right

INTRODUCTION.

XX11

" hand in heavenly places, far above

all

princi-

" pality and power, and might and dominion, and


" every

name

that

is

named, not only

" world, but in that which

is to

come."

in

this

The same

writer, in discoursing on the subject of eternal bless-

edness, cites the following passage

"

Eye hath

not

" seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the
" heart of man, the things which

God hath

prepared

" for them that love him."

The circumstance

of presuming the impossibility

of discovering an adequate resemblance in nature,


in this instance, leads the

mind

into

an agreeable

contemplation of the works of nature, for the pur-

pose of endeavouring

The

to find

some

similitude.

creation of light doubtless implies the

nipotence of the Creator


monstrates as
create,

much

the

but as

may be adduced

Revelation

rating in the

mind

to annihilate, de-

power of the Deity

following passage

the

om-

in

the

as to

Book

of

as capable of gene-

the most exalted sentiments,

by

the awful magnificence of the images represented:

"And

saw another mighty angel come down

INTRODUCTION.

XX111

" from heaven, clothed with a cloud

and a rainbow

" was upon his head, and his face was as


" the sun, and his feet as pillars of

fire.

were

it

And

he set

" his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on
" the earth,

"

and

when he had

" sware by

him

and

cried, seven thunders uttered their

And he

" voices.

he cried with a loud voice

lifted

up

his

hand

that liveth for ever

to

heaven, and

and

ever,

who

" created heaven, and the things that therein are,

" and the earth, and the things that therein are,
" and the sea, and the things which are therein,
" that there should be time no longer."

In contemplating the grandeur of the foregoing


extract,

tions

and comparing

it

with the following quota-

from the Koran (which

the best examples of


riority of the

its

may be

considered as

descriptive style), the supe-

former will be perceptible.

"Verily, I swear by the stars which are retrograde,


" which

move

swiftly,

" and by the night


" morning

when

it

and which hide themselves

when

it

cometh on, and by the

appeareth, that these are the

" words of an honourable messenger


" and his rising brightness,

By the sun

by the moon when she

INTRODUCTION.

XXIV

" followeth him, by the day


" splendour,
i(

darkness,

by the night when

it

showeth his

it

covereth him with

by the heaven and him who

" the earth and


" soul

when

him who spread

it

built

" spired iuto the same

its

it,

by

by the

forth,

and him who completely formed

it,

and

in-

faculty of distinguish-

" ing, and power of choosing, wickedness and pi-

" ety

now

" but he

A
the

is

he who hath purified the same happy,

who hath

corrupted the same

very distinguishing beauty

common

is

miserable."

is

discoverable in

version of the sacred scriptures by the

adoption of a few monosyllables at the conclusion


of a sentence, to express the emphasis of a subject.

The

declaration of Nathan to

David " Thou

" art the man," in the celebrated parable; and the


declaration

of the prophet Elijah to


to life,

" lives,"

of climax

may be added

instances

widow

" See, thy son

whose son he had restored


are fine

the

to

which

another striking example in the

cir-

cumstantial description of the miracle performed by


the prophet Elisha at Shunem, wherein the chief
virtues

and most active passions of the soul are ex-

emplified in that simplicity of language which so

eminently distinguishes the sacred historians.

XXV

INTRODUCTION.

Amongst

the

and especially

Eastern nations,

among- the Jewish

an honourable distinction

tribes,

depended on the continuation of the family

line of

descent: the failure of issue was therefore regarded


as a great calamity, whilst the birth of a child

in-

was con-

spired the family with the utmost joy, and

sidered as the most inestimable blessing.

The prophet Elisha had been

hospitably enter-

tained as an inmate in the house of one of the chief


inhabitants of

Shunem who was

childless

and be-

ing willing to express his gratitude for the benevolence which he had experienced, he in the spirit of
inspiration predicted the birth of a child,

and

as-

sured the Shunamite that she should soon embrace

a son.

The

prophet's prediction was fulfilled

male child was born, which grew up

and

it is

rea-

sonable to conclude that he was the object of his


parents' fondest regard.

It

being with his father in the


sick,

having been struck

happened, however, that


fields,

(as

he suddenly

fell

some have imagined)

by the ardent rays of the sun.

On

this distressing

occasion, his father caused the child to be carried


to

his

mother

for

assistance.

The

Shunamite

doubtless exerted her utmost efforts to preserve the

INTRODUCTION.

XXVI

of her only child

life

ing

died.

he

sat

but

on her knees

human

aid was unavail-

and then

for a short time,

Overwhelmed with

the distracted

affliction,

parent hurried to the prophet, and sunk prostrate at


his feet in

an agony of speechless

The

grief.

phet's servant attempted to repulse her

pro-

but Elisha,

perceiving that some great calamity had befallen his


benefactress, said, " Let her alone

" within her, and the Lord hath hid

her soul
it

is

vexed

from me." At

length recovering the power of utterance, she described her loss in these most impassioned and pa"

thetic interrogations,

Lord? Did not

Did

desire a son of

was awakened, and he imme-

diately proceeded to the house

dead.

He there

The

say do not deceive me?"

prophet's sympathy

my

prayed

to the

where the child


Lord

and the

laid

spirit

of the child returned; and having called the Shu-

namite he said, "

reflecting

Take up thy

mind

will

son."

perceive

how

ably the effect of the preceding incidents

consideris

height-

ened by the use of the four monosyllables which


conclude the historical relation.

be impossible, according

to

And

it

seems

to

the general idiom of

our language, to substitute any other form of ex-

INTRODUCTION.
pression, or adopt

or periphrasis,

any species of circumlocution

which could be

to create feelings of

XXV11

so

adapted

well

shame, or emotions of joy, in

the individuals mentioned in the respective narratives, as

the words used in our present translation.

Milton has with the happiest

effect imitated this

peculiar style of composition in the conclusion of

He

his periods.

sion of

Eve

thus describes the

first

transgres-

"

her rash hand in evil hour

" Forth reaching to the


" Earth

felt the

fruit,

she pluck'd, she eat

wound, and Nature from her seat

" Sighing through

all

her works, gave signs of woe

" That ALL WAS LOST."

There

is

no passage

any ancient uninspired

mind
is

not

in so powerful a

now

to

be found in the works of

writer, that

manner

can

affect the

as this does

within the compass of literary

and

it

skill or

ingenuity, to describe the consequences of that fatal


act of the mother of

mankind with equal

effect, in

different phraseology, notwithstanding the boasted

improvements in our language since the age in

which Milton

flourished.

INTRODUCTION.

XXV111

Another example of a beautiful climax produced

manner

in like

at the close of

lected from the

same author

where

scription,

a period

Adam

may be

se-

in the following de-

resolves to live or perish

with Eve.
"

"

Of all

fairest

of creation,

last

and best

whom

God's works, creature in

excell'd

" Whatever can to sight or thought be form'd


" Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet
"

How

art

thou lost

" Defac'd, deflower'd,

" Rather

how

how on a sudden lost,


and now to death devote

hast thou yielded to transgress

"

The strict forbiddance, how to violate


The sacred fruit forbidden. Some cursed fraud
" Of enemy hath beguil'd thee, yet unknown,
"

"

And me

" Certain

with thee hath ruin'd

my

resolution

is

for with thee

to die

"

How can I

"

Thy sweet converse, and love so dearly join'd,


To live again in these wild woods forlorn
Should God create another Eve, and I

"

"

live

without thee,

how

forgo

" Another rib afford, yet loss of thee,

" Would never from

my

11

The

"

Bone of my bone thou

"

Mine never

It is

link of nature

shall

heart

draw me,
art,

no,

no

flesh

of

I feel

flesh,

and from thy

be parted

bliss

state

or woe."

not improbable that Milton might have been

assisted

by the following sentiments of attachment

expressed by Ruth to

Naomi

in the sacred writings.

INTRODUCTION.
"

And Ruth

me

Entreat

said,

XXIX
not to leave thee,

" or to return from following after thee: for whither


" thou goest, I will go

" will lodge


" thy God,

and more

and where thou lodgest,

thy people shall be

my

Where

God.

" and there will


"

be buried

also,

if

my

people, and

thou diest, will

I die;

the Lord do so to me,

ought but death part thee and

Tn declaring the attributes of God, the creator of

what could be more appropriate and

the universe,

sublime than the words of Moses " Give


Ct

heavens, and

" words of

"

my

will

speak

and hear,

ear,

ye

earth, the

mouth." Or those of Isaiah, " Hear,

heavens, and give ear,

earth

for the

Lord

" hath spoken."

The Book

of Psalms thus describes the omnipo-

tence of the Deity

"

By

the word of the Lord were the heavens

" made, and


" his mouth.
u as an heap,

all

the host of them by the breath of

He

gathereth the waters of the sea

he layeth up the deep

" Let all the earth fear the Lord.

in storehouses.

Let

all

the inha-

INTRODUCTION.

XXX

" bitants of the world stand in


" spake, and

" stood

of

him

he

for

was done; he commanded, and

it

it

fast."

Mr. Mason
this

awe

in his Caractacus, has

agreeably

to

model entertained a magnificent conception of

the power of the Almighty in the following lines.

My soul confides

"

" In that all-healing, and all-forming power,


"

Who

on the radiant day when time was born,

" Cast his broad eye


"

And

calm'd

it

upon the wild of ocean

with a glance

" His mighty arm, pluck'd from

" This throne of freedom,


" Girt

it

with silver

The majesty

of

cliffs,

God

then plunging deep


its

dark domain

lifted it to light,

and

is

call'd it Britain."

thus described by the

prophet Habakkuk:

"

"

God came from Teman, and the Holy One from


Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens,

" and the earth was full of his praise.

" brightness was as the light


" sured the earth.
" they trembled.
" passed by

The

He

And

his

stood and mea-

mountains saw him, and

The overflowing

of the water

the deep uttered his voice, and lifted

" up his hands on high."

INTRODUCTION.

XXXI

Milton has beautifully amplified a part of this


description in the following lines.
"
"

In his hand

He

took the golden compasses prepar'd

" In God's eternal store to circumscribe


" This universe, and
"

all

created things

"

One foot he centred, and the other turn'd


Round through the vast profundity obscure,

"

And

Thus

said,

far extend, thus far thy

" This be thy just circumference,

The prophet Nahum

bounds,

world

thus describes the power of

God:
"

The Lord

great in power

is

He hath

his

way

" in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds


" are the dust of his
" and maketh

it

dry,

feet.

He

rebuketh the sea,

and drieth up

all

the rivers

" Bashan languishes, and Carmel, and the flower of


"

Lebanon languishes.

" him, and the

The mountains quake

hills melt,

and the earth

" at his presence, yea, the world and


" therein.

" and

Who

who can

all

is

at

burned

that dwell

can stand before his indignation

abide in the fierceness of his anger

?"

general reader will easily perceive that to this

description two of our most eminent writers, Shake-

INTRODUCTION.

XXX11

spear and Addison, have been indebted for some of


their

most celebrated

The power

lines.

of the Deity

in the following extract

"

The

is

eminently illustrated

from Obadiah

pride of thine heart hath deceived thee,

" thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose


" habitation

is

" shall bring

high

that saith in his heart,

me down

to the

ground

Who

Though

" thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou

" set thy nest

among

the stars, thence will

bring

" thee down, saith the Lord."

Dr. Johnson has thus imitated

it

in his

Tragedy

of Irene:

" Should the fierce North upon his frozen wings


" bear
"

him

"

my

him above

the wondering clouds, and seat

in the Pleiad's golden chariot, thence shall

fury drag

him down

to tortures."

In the ancient mythological writers

we

occasion-

ally find passages descriptive of the descent of

Mer-

cury and Iris from heaven on messages of the celestial

INTRODUCTION.
deities; but
tition

XXX111

none of them can be placed

compe-

in

with the description given in the Book of

Psalms.

"

He bowed

came down,

the heavens also, and

" and darkness was under his

feet.

And he

rode

" upon a cherub and did fly

yea, he did fly

upon

" the wings of the wind."

In descriptions of a deprecatory nature, few will

be found in any uninspired writer more beautiful

and impressive than the following supplication of


the prophet Ezra.

" I fell

my

upon

knees, and spread out

" unto the Lord, and said,

" and blush to

lift

up

my

O my

God,

hands

am ashamed,

face to thee

my

for

our

ini-

" quities are increased over our head, and our tres" pass

is

grown up unto the heavens."

And what imagery in any production of the human mind can be comparable to the following passage in the Book of Revelation, where the Almighty
is

described as extending his mercy and compassion

to the righteous

who had

suffered tribulation

INTRODUCTION.

XXXIV

"

And God

wipe away

shall

tears

all

from their

" eyes."

It is

observable that the sacred writers very fre-

quently have recourse to a meiosis, or such a form of


expression as implies more than

is

declared

hence

the beautiful simplicity of this passage signifies the

highest possible state of everlasting

In declamation there
erfully operates

is

nothing which more pow-

on the hearers' minds than when

the speaker illustrates his argument


thesis;

felicity.

and the writer

to the

by way of

anti-

Hebrews has given us

a matchless example.

" Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foun" dation of the earth, and the heavens are the works

" of thine hands


" mainest

they shall perish,

and they

shall all

wax

but thou

re-

old as doth a

" garment, and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up,


" and they shall be changed
" and thy years shall not

We
which

but thou

art the

same,

fail."

meet with many passages in poetical writers


affect the passions in a

very peculiar manner,

INTRODUCTION.
and often

XXXV

raise extraordinary emotions

by a new

and unexpected association of images; the

excite-

ment, however, soon subsides, because the incidents


related are founded on fiction;
tions in the sacred writings

basis of truth,

but the descrip-

being established on the

make deep and

lasting impressions

on the mind.

Having thus attempted by means of a few


trations,

vanced,

illus-

to support the opinion herein-before adit

may

in conclusion be remarked, that the

Sacred Scriptures abound with beautiful images,

adapted to enrich composition

and we are per-

suaded that an attentive perusal of them will not


only expand and improve the heart, but highly enlighten

the understanding of every

reader

who

wishes to excel others either in eloquence, poetry,


or painting.

c 2

ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

The Compiler

takes this opportunity of publicly

acknowledging his obligations


throughout the kingdom,

to various

gentlemen

who have promoted

his

views by permitting him to examine their collections


of scarce dramatic works

and he should

feel

a con-

sciousness of disrespect and ingratitude, if he did

not in an especial manner allude to the kindness


received from the noble proprietor of the Charle-

mont Library

mind

in Dublin,

who with

characteristical of his country,

Compiler the utmost accommodation


to

a liberality of
afforded the

to enable

accomplish the object of his researches.

him

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Thomas

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Bird.

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Hugh

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Blair.

Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy.

Amyas Bushe.

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Thomas Campbell.

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James Campbell.

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Thomas Carew.

Robert Boyle Earl of Orrery.

Harry Carey.

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J.Caulfeild.

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Mrs. Centlivre.

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Dr. John Browne.

GeofFry Chaucer.

Chatterton.

Mary Anne Browne.

Colley Cibber.

Michael Bruce.

Theophilus Cibber.

Buckingham.

Cicero (translation).

Christopher Bullock.

John

General

James Cobb.

J.

Edmund

Burgoyne.

Burke.

Clare.

Aston Cockayne.

Henry Burkhead.

Charles CorTey.

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A.

George Gerbier Douvilly.

S. Cottle.

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Alexander Dow.

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Nathan Drake.

Mrs. H. Cowley.

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David Craufurd.

John Dry den.

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Stephen Duck.

John Crown.

Thomas

Richard Cumberland.

Richard Duke.

Samuel Daniel.

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Sir

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Charles Davenant.

Robert Davenport.
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William Davies.

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Thomas Durfey.
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Edward Ecclestone.
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John Day.

Charles A. Elton.

Thomas Dekker.

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J.

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Sir

John Denham.

John Dennis.

Thomas
John

Dilke.

Dillon.

Sir

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Harriet Falconer.
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William Dimond.

Sir

George Read Dixon.

George Farquhar.

Richard Fanshaw.

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William Hamilton.

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Thomas

Peter Hausted.

Forde.

John Fountain.

Stephen Hawes.

Charles Fox.

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William Heard.

Thomas

Paul Heffernan.

Franklin.

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Philip Frowde.

Mrs. Hemans.

Samuel Garth.

William Hemings.

George Gascoigne.

Robert Herrick.

John Gay.

James Hervey.

Charles Gildon.

T. K. Hervey.

Thomas

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Henry Glapthorne.

William Hett.

R. Glover.

Jasper Heywood.

Robert Glynn.

Thomas Heywood.

Thomas

John Heywood.

Goff.

Oliver Goldsmith.

Henry Higden.

Robert Gomersal.

Bevil Higgons.

Charles Goring.

Aaron

Robert Gould.

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Thomas Shipman.

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Edmund

James Thomson.

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John Smith.

George Thornley.

Henry Smithers.

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Tobias Smollett.

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John

Tickell.

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Robert South.

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Spenser.

Tomkis.

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Edward

Stanley.

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Thomas

Stanley.

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Vathek.

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M.

Henry Vaughan.

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Edmund

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John Suckling.

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Osborne Sidney Wandesford.

Edward Ward.

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William Wilkie.

Sir

Richard Wilkinson.

William Wycherley.

Robert Wilmot.

Robert Yarrington.

Edward Young.

John Wilson.

Anne Countess
Jane Wiseman.

Thomas Wyatt.

of Winchilsea.

Lawrence Young;

and

certain

other miscellaneous references.

FLOWERS OF FANCY,

AB H
ABHOR
air

it

like the plague.

Banks.

breathed from infection.

Peaps.

Abhor it worse than the


Abhor his arms more
Abhorred

than an aspic's twine, or scorpion's clasp. Goring.

Blachmore.

as hell.

ABORTIVE

as the first-born

bloom of spring nipped with the

lagging rear of winter's frost. Milton.

ABSURD

as to strive against the stream. Spenser.

as

from

men's prosperity or sufferings to conclude their innocence or


guilt.

South.

as to

hope

for constancy in the wind.

as to seek to pacify the sea with tears.

Glapthorne.

Byron.

as to en-

deavour to unite the contrarieties of spring and winter. Dr.


Johnson.
as to endeavour to quench fire with oil. Quarles.

as to endeavour to increase the splendor of the sun


taper.

H.

Blair.

arithmetic.
ter.

Ibid.

South.

as to

deny that two and two make four in


dead of win-

as to expect harvest in the

as the belief of a plain contradiction.

1ABSURDITY

by a lighted

Tillotson.

draw a coward
was the picture of Alexan-

as monstrous, as if a painter should

running from a battle, and


der the Great.

tell

us

it

Dry den.

ACCEPTABLE as provision to a starving city. Dr. Johnson.


ACTIVE as the sun. Watts. as day. Mrs. Brooke. as the
B

ADA
Hopkins,

light.

Glapthorne,

Mallet.

ty

as

Miscellany.

celestial

as the air. J. Shirley.

and

wild,

tive,

Dryden

in

others.

fire.

as the roe.

free as

Conception,

as light

is

when

Drayton,

as fire.

Sharp.
jZV.

as

flame.

Ac-

Cotton.

she breeds ideas.

Cawthorn.

ADAPTED

to

it

to the eyes, or truth to the

under-

standing. Akenside.

ADDLED like an egg. Fielding.


ADORNED like May blooming in sweets and bright with springShe

ing beauties. L. Theobald.

is

more adorned

her tears

in

than plants by sparkling dew. Play, Peruvian.

ADVERSE

as pole to pole. Burke.

AFFRIGHT. Thy touch affrights me as a serpent's sting.

Shakes-

pear.

AGREEABLE
in the

ALERT
ALIKE

as

two

silver

dew

drops of dew. Beaumont

not so like another. John Smith.

ALLURING

in a

comes

TV.

One
May,

Alike as two drops of

Richardson.
left

by

the ebbing sea. Ossian.

like a rock

vale. Ibid.

AMBITIOUS

AMOROUS

Fletcher.

All alike as sands on the shore. Byron.

rock

like a

sandy

fy

as the vernal gale wafting the fragrance of the

spicy dale.

ALONE

it

kissing the drooping cheeks of flowers in

water. Dryden.

as

sound of the harp, when

as Cupid. Lyttelton.

pearl of
is

as the distant

evening on the soft rustling breeze of the vale. Ossian.

as the devil.

Beaumont

$>

Fletcher.

May. Recreation for ingenious Head Pieces.


youthful May. Play, Albumazar, by Tomkis.as the sun
as

that kisses all the beauties of the spring. Behn.


dian.

Colman.

as the dove.

AMPLE as heaven. Marston.


ANCIENT

as

an Arca-

Merry.

Bounty, ample as the wind. Dryden.

as the world. Lansdowne..

ATT
ANGRY as a tiger.

J. Shirley.

Dames.

as a wasp. Gascoigne, J.

Angry and malicious

as a pismire. Chaucer.

Ha-

as a viper.

rington.

ANSWER

him

ANXIOUS

an echo. Jonson.

like

as a

mother watching the

revisiting her child's

APPARENT

wan

as the sun

APPREHENSIVE.
sive as lightning,

is

first faint

tinge of health

cheek. Landon.
Sylvester.

clear.

She hath a
and as swift

spirit

and temper apprehenSir W. Scott.

in execution.

Full of apprehension as an old soldier upon the guard of a


counterscarp. Southern.

APT

as

new

ARDENT

fallen

snow takes any

Shakespear.

dint.

as those flames that singed the world bj ne dless

Phaeton. Marston.

ARROGANT
ARTLESS

as the devil. Divine

Masque, 1660.

as unpractised infancy.

Dryden's Troilus.

as the

infancy of truth. Ibid.

ASPIRING

as

Higgons' dedication

fire.

ASTONISHED

as a

man who walking in

pent suddenly doth tread. Drayton,

as he

one

who unawares has

who unawares,

in

to

Cowley.

the grass, upon a ser-

England's Parnassus.

trod upon a snake.

that swoln with poison lay in slumber rolled

way.

Dry den.

as

with heedless tread, has crushed a snake,

Hoole's Ariosto.

amid the grassy

Astonished stood, as one that had

espied infernal furies with their chains untied.

Spenser.

as

one that has been stricken with a flash of lightning. Palace of


Astonished and confounded,
Pleasure, by William Painter.
as if they
der.

were struck dumb and senseless by a blast of thun-

R. Hurst.

ASUNDER. As far asunder as the poles. E. Young.


ATTENTION. Enforce attention like deep harmony.

ATTRACT
More

like a

magnet.

Tate.

Fragments, Greek Tragic Theatre.

attractive than a loadstone.

R. Wilkinson.

Whose

as-

A U

pect even like a comet did attract

all

eyes with admiration, won-

and amazement. Play, Swetnam Arraigned. By a strange


attractive force drawn, as the adamant draws the iron, or the
der,

As opening huds

R. Greene's Arcadia.

jet the straw.

M.

the wandering bee.

AUSTERE as

Cato. R.

AWFUL

God. Gildon, Addison.

as a

Greene. as Zeno. Pope.

Dry den.

his thunder round.

attract

Robinson.

God who

as the

Awful and bright

flings

as lightnings

Watts.

shine.

AZURE

Mickles Lusiad.

as the skies.

B.

JjALD

R. Brome.

as time.

BALMY

as the

Glapthorne.

BANEFUL

dew which

Marmion.

as a looking-glass,

the

morn sheds on

the rose's cheek.

as cordials that recover souls. Lee, Gildon.

N.Rowe.

as death.

W. H.

as the pestilential wind.

Ireland.

BARBAROUS

as the seas or wind.

Charles Hopkins, in

Dry-

den's Miscellany.

BARE

as winter. Burns.

Marston.
as

as

my nail.

as January.

new-born Venus

Play, Like will

rising

Armin.

Tillotson.

desert sand.
South.

BASE

as

banks of Libya.

as leafless

boughs

as the dirt beneath

as the

my

feet.

light that is fed

by

Baser than envy. Leanerd.

as the fantastic visions of the evening.


as virgins.

in winter time. Pollok.

C. Hopkins.

stinking tallow. Shakespear.

BASHFUL

sand upon the seaShakespear.

Base and unlustrous as the smoky

BASELESS

Cibber.

Barrener than the sea shore.

Play, Forgery.

as treason.

Watts.

as an anatomy.

sea.

to like.

BARK as loud as Cerberus. Dr. Johnson.


BARREN as the sand. Quarles. as the
shore.

from the

N.

Margaret Duchess of Newcastle.

Cotton.

BE A
BEAR

away, like an ever-rolling stream.

Bear

Watts.

it

with

me, as the rushing wind bears the cloud onward. Byron.

BEAUTEOUS

Thomas Baker.

as a goddess.

she rose from ocean's bed.

Behn, Sothehy.

Suckling.

as lovers' eyes.

His lovely child the

Venus when
an
as

G. P. Bromley.

fost'ring

Graces

angel.

as

rear'd.

Not on Eurotas' banks so beauteous shone


The faithless partner of the Spartan throne,
Not she who conquer'd whom the world obey'd,
On Cydnus when in pomp of charms array'd,
Mortals deceiv'd,

And incense

in

awful rapture gaz'd,

to the present

goddess blaz'd.

Translation of Voltaire's Henriade.


as a

summer

glittering

sun.

as the opening day,

beams

Chatterton.

as the sunny

dances on the limpid stream.

play.

the tribes, as

when on

the spangling waves the sun-

Beauteous and bright

Chatterton.

when

beam, which

Poetical Calendar.

is

he among

the sun attired in glistering robe comes

More beauteous than


Peele.
dawn of summer's day. Harriet
morn. Carey, W. Richardson. as the blush-

dancing from his oriental gate.


the day.

Quarles.

Falconer.

ing morn.

as the

than

Otway.

She

the

is

beauteous as the radiant face of

blushing morning, when the golden east discloses her with

as the

morn in May.

J. Hewitt.

as

May.

as the glorious frame of heaven. Play,

tainment.

all

James Templeton.

her train of graces to the enraptured eyes.

Sotheby's Oberon.

Jack Drum's Enter-

as the spring,

When from the vi'let-woven couch awak'd


By frolic zephyr's hand, her tender cheek
Graceful she

lifts,

and blushing, from her bower

Issues to clothe in gladsome glist'ring green

The

genial globe.

T. Warton.

as the first blossoms of the spring before the

kissed their sweets away. Behn.


haling sweetness in

its

as the

vernal hour.

common sun has

budding flower ex-

Lines by the author of

B E A
Taliesin's

bloom of May. W. Richardson. as a


Love in Ruins.
as the
PasquiVs Nightcap. as a lily. A. Cherry.

Poem.

new blown
as a rose.

as the

flower. Play, Fatal Discovery, or

hyacinth. Baron.

BEAUTIFUL

as the day.

sun.

0. S. Wandesford.

sea.

Giacomo Greber.

others.

More

the rising

the gorgeous palace of

is

as the light of the

Script.

as a

month of May. Play,

in the pleasing

Different Widoivs.

the smiles of the morning. Play, Selima


tiful

than

morning when the


morning without clouds.
as the blushing morning. Durfey.
as rosy mornings
Sacred

riseth.

Ibid.

Durfey,

Beautiful as the sun going into the


Beautiful as

T. Heywood.

the sun.

sun

/. Shirley,

Wisdom of Solomon.

beautiful than the sun.

fy

as

More beau-

Azov,

than the grey-eyed morn drest in her clearest robes, such

as adorn her in the spring.


as nature in the spring.

Play, Love a la mode.

Wandesford.

as the stars.

Beautiful

Holyday.

as the imperial star of Jove. Cornwall.

More

the morning or midnight star. Joyner.

Beautiful as was bright

Lucifer before his

fall.

Marlowe.

as the

beautiful than

moon.

is

S. Rousseau's

Flowers of Persian Literature.


as sunset clouds. Cornwall.
as summer's evening skies. R. Shiel.
as summer's glowing

when

first

heaven.

as

Bruce.

Landon.

shows

May. Ibid.
she comes arrayed

eve. Landon.

its

as

all

May

as light descending

as heaven.

Day.

the glory of the year,

beauteous with the robes of

like the

on the darkened

sight.

showery bow when

lovely head on the lake, and the setting sun

is

it

bright.

Ossian.
Beautiful and bright as the full moon. Dryden.as
Venus. R. Greene, Centlivre, fy others. More beautiful than
love's queen.

C. Johnson.

Fenton.

R. Greene.

than

the bright Cyprian goddess.

Beautiful as Juno graced with Cytherea's zone.

as an angel.

C. Shadwell, Jane Wiseman,

as pearls hidden in their shell. Sale's Koran.


fair as

orient pearls

and rubies

are.

fy others.

Beautiful and

Sir P. Sidney.

More

beautiful than precious sardonyx, or purple rocks of amethysts,

or glist'ring hyacinth.
as martyrs'

visions.

Play, Taming of a Shrew.


Beautiful
Centlivre. -as Eden. Banlcs.as the

BL A
blossoms of spring. /. Hervey.
as a rose newly blown.

as

is

the rose. R. Estcourt.

Montgomery.

Higden, R. Wilkinson.

of meekness on a stem of grace. /.

of a dove covered with

silver.

Sacred Script.

as the flower
as the

wings

There was once

a time, had virtue worn the perfect form of beauty, or clothed


it

an angel's robe of radiance,

in

would have looked

it

like her.

P. Francis.

BEGUILE

him, as the mournful crocodile with sorrow snares

relenting passengers. Shakespear.

BELLOW

like a savage bull.

ty others.

BELOVED

as

Broome.

as bulls. Sacred Script.,

a cow. E. Ward.

-like

much

as the children of old age.

Preston's notes

on App. Rhodius.

BEND
ing

like lilies

overcharged with

charged with

lily

beauteous maid

rain.

Carew.

her languid head bends like a

Bend

with rain. Melpomene, a Poem.


Fenton.

falling rain.

rain.

Poetical Calendar.

like the

like roses

like a

droop-

Behold that
lily

charged

crushed with

trunk of an aged oak.

Ossian.

Like a feeble flower o'ercharg'd with rain bends to earth the


weeping head. Philip Francis. Stoop not thy head, that like
a pale rose bends upon

its

yielding stalk. R. Shiel.

BENEVOLENT as heaven. Massinger, Hayley.


BEWITCH like Calypso. R.Greene. Bewitching like the wanton mermaids' songs.

BEYOND.

astonishment

BITE
as

is

this as much above his wisdom, as


beyond bare admiration. South.

like pepper.

BITTER

to

me

Gay.

as death.

wormwood.

W.

as night.

Scott*

Fairfax.

Shakespear. &$ coloquintida.

Sacred Script., Burton,

Gascoigne, R. Greene,

BLACK

Shakespear.

She esteemed

fy others.

Ibid.

as gall.

8$ others.

J. Jones,

Goff, ty others.

as darkest midnight.

as pitchy night.

R.

Spenser.

as midnight.

Shiel.

as a

Sir

as darkest night.

stormy night. Dry-

BLA
den.

as the winter night.

Blacker than a star-

Chatterton.

unchanging

and NaN. Rowe.


swarthy mantle. Play,
Fatal Union.
darkness. Play, Thornby Abbey.
deepest darkness.
Cimmerian darkness. Beaumont

Greene, Shakespear,
Shakespear,

Styx. DrayAcheron. Shakespear, Morton.


Beaumont.
Hervey.
shades of
gloom of
Durfey.
Black and
a storm. N. Rowe.
a stormy
Dryden.
clouds
Poem, Fragments of Fingal.

A. Cowley.

less night.

shades.

as eternal night's

as night's

Sicily

ples, or

as

as

Lilly.

fy

Fletcher.

as hell.

as

as

death.

fy

as the

as

ton, J.

the

as

hell.

night.

as

that low'r.

looked black as the sea before the heavily charged thun-

der clouds that canopy

Look black

as the whirlwinds of the north.

Collection.

as guilt.

Sin, black as

murder.

Davenant,

others.

pear.

fy

as if

Dekker.

A.

Hill.

Garrick, in Dodsleifs

make me. Mead.

as sin can

Harington, Sir W.

Vulcan in the smoke of war.

besmeared

coal.

Poem, Paddy Hew.

Chaucer, Lidgate,

Shakes-

Blacker than a coal.

in hell. Ibid.

Sacred Script. Black as a


cinder.

as thunder.

as soot.

as

Tale of
P. Pin-

dissolve themselves in rain.

it

the Passions, in the Liberal.

dar.

J.

hell.

sullen as

as

He

others.

as

ty others.

SacJcville,

fy

others.

Lidgate, Spenser,

as pitch.

as
fy

E.
chimney

winter chimney or well-polished


Chaucer, Lidgate,

or polished
ebony. Shakespear.
Harington.
the smooth
or
back. Gay.
a raven. Sacred
glossy
T.
wing. G.
Killigrew,

wing of
night raven.

as
plumes. T. Heywood, Pope,
the
raven
a crow.
Chaucer, Shakespear,
plumage. Landon.
of a crow.
Chaucer.
the
a
autumn
Chaucer, Durfey,
Drayton.
Barclay, Spenser,
a berry. Chaucer.
Chaucer, Gower,
a mourning weed. A.
W.

tongue of
Seward.

Ward.

like

others.

an oven. Sacred Script.

as

jet.

others.

as jet.

as

J. Phillips.

as pitch

jet.

as

raven's

jet,

as

8$ others.

Script.,

as the raven's

as the

others.

stocks.

as

Peele, Prior,

the

fy

Sir TV. Scott.

raven's

fy

others.

as

as

as

others.

feathers
8?

as

as sable.

fy

as funeral pall.

J.

fy others.

others.

Sir

sloe.

sloe.

as ink.

as

famy.

as

others.

as

Scott.

as the

Shirley. as infamy can make him.

in-

Cumberland.

BLI
Blacker than a Moor. A. Cowley. Play, Intriguing Widow.

N.

than the skin of Moors.

an Ethiop's dye. John Tracy.

BLAND. An

odour

all

Her

soul

bland, as ocean-breezes gather from the

flowers that blossom in Elysium. T. Moore.


as Zephyrus

BLAST

when

Sounds, as bland

he wakes the spring. Andrew Beckett.

first

Hughes, Sir Thomas Moore,

like lightning.

like lightning's transient fires. Poetical Calendar.

and consume

C. Davenant.

like lightning.

wholesome brother. Shakespear.


look on. A. Hill.

BLAZE
ture.

fierce as

Blast like a northern wind,

each one they


Southey.

Flowers of Persian LiteraSir John

Denham.

like flaming pitch.

Quarles.

magnitude.

first

Smith.

a comet. Milton.

Blazing as a meteor.

burn

sudden as

like the mildew.

like a basilisk,

S. Rousseau's

of the

like a star

it

like the pestilence. Delap,

like the sun.

Blaze

Centlivre.

others.

Like a mildewed ear blasting his

Whitaker.

the opening buds.

fy

Blast,

Blast

lightning does the mountain heath. Macklin.

Shakespear,

was blacker than


as an ouzel. Chapman,

Lee.

like roving

/.

meteors.

W,

Thompson.

BLESSED as the pleasing dreams of holy men. R. Blair.


BLIGHT like lightning. Play, Roving Husband reclaimed.
BLIND as ignorance. Beaumont fy Fletcher. as death. Ibid.
as hell.
ness.

Habington.

Lillo.

8$

as fortune.

as Cupid.

Fletcher, Sylvester,

of day. Doynes Tasso.


a buzzard. Otway.
fy

others.

Blind and

BLITHE

fy

Dryden.

as upstart great-

W. Davenant, Fred. Reynolds.

Sir

Mead, T. Killigrew,

as love.

mont

fy

others

others.

as moles.

Beau-

as owls amidst the glare

A. Maclaren. as
Chapman, Sir TV. Davenant,
Dryden. as a stone. Chaucer.

as bats, Sylvester,

as a beetle.

as the Cyclop.

silent as the night.

Sir

W. Davenant.

May. P. Hoare. Blithesome


H. Ward. as the
Blithe and
rays that cheer the blushing morn. A. Cherry.
as lambas a kid. Ramsay.
lusty as the summer. C. Gibber.
as youth.

as the sun.

B. Hoole.

Grainger.

as

Blithe as the day.

BLO
morn of May.

kin on a

lambs on the

on the

as birds

Dry den's

tree.

light.

Blithe and artless as the

Sing as blithe as

Miscellany.

Blithe as the linnet sings in the green

thrushes. L. Macnally.

wood.

Hogg.

J.

Burns. Blithe as birds in spring. C. Dibdin.

lea.

Robin Hood, an entertainment. as bird of morning's


as mornG.Peele.
as a lark. Play, Wandering Boys.

ing lark. A. Seward.

BLOOM like a rose.


W.
Hogg.
Sir

like
like

W.

Sir

as the soaring lark.

the desert's

Somervile.

Her cheeks

like roses

bloom.

like the rose of paradise.

James

Scott.

She bloomed

Jones.

Banks.

lily.

Shenstone.

Bloom

May. H. Carey.

like the spring.

lovely as spring.

Po-

etical Calendar.

BLOOMING as the spring.


wood,

Glover.

others.
ty

Maia.

as the

as the

as a goddess. Pope.

BLOSSOM
merous

dawn. T. Moore.

-as

sweet roses in the

summer

like the

Southey.

sky

night.

Landon.

as the skies.

as the freezing sky.

in April.

Eyes, blue as a June sky when stars light up

Sir

its

Who

is

afraid.

W.

Jones.

deep clear mid-

Eyes, blue as the sky of summer.


Farce,

Blow

Shakespear.

air.

South.

as the over-arching skies.

Fawkes.

Smollett.

like a tempest.

Poole's Parnassus.

as health.

They blossomed nu-

as the rose. Sacred Script.

rough and high

a bride. Poetical Calendar.

as the flowery spring.

BLOW like
BLUE

Dryden. as May. Prior, T. Breremonth of May. Pope. as the son of

N. Drake.

as the heavens. J. Wil-

as
of Isle of Palms. Eye, blue as heaven. Byron.
Randolph. as sapphire. Sir P. Sidney, in England's

son, author

Parnassus, Vathek.
welkin. Marston.
azure.

as a bilberry. Poetical

as steel.

Calendar. &$ the

R. Wilkinson.

BLUNT as ignorance. S. Rowley. as fencers' foils. Shakespear,


BLUSH like day's first dawn. Glover. like day-break. Landon.
Blushing like the morn. Sir W. Davenant, Milton,

like the virgin

morn. Congreve.

B. Sheridan.

Like the morn thou dost

like the

fy others.

perfumed morn. R.

in blushes shine.

Sir

OI

W. Davenant. Like the morn in blushes rise. Crown. Such


was the infant morn when it first brake, and blushed to see the
chaos left behind her. Wilson.
Fair Venus like the breaking
morn, with virgin blushes does the plain adorn. Play, Battle
of Aughrim. Blush like the purple morn. Addison. Her
face was like the blushing of the east when Titan charged the

morning sun

May.

to rise.

like Aurora's lip.

Blush as

if

Randolph.

Blush like a

R. Greene.

Sir P. Sidney.

Aurora.

like

Byron.

fair

morning

C. Johnson.

Durfey,

like Aurora's cheeks.

in

H. Neele.

modesty herself had there lain in a bed of coral.


She was rosed over with the virgin crimson of

Her cheeks

dyed in scarBlush as
A. Cowley.
The Forced Marriage, in Foote's Comic The-

modesty. Shakespear.

are deeper

than the chaste morning's blushes.

let

deep as crimson.

Blushing as a bride. Pollok.

atre.

herself.

Poem, Grecian Story.

Beaumont

like the sunset.

fy

Blushing

Fletcher.

evening thrown on a white cloud.


as any glowing flame.

Turbervile.

bush. Play, Peeping Tom.

nant

8$

others.

like a

Blush

blown

Sir

W.

when

the

any opening rose.

fair like

like a virgin bride.

rose.

Scott.

bride

Collins.

like the last

beam of

Sir TV. Scott.

Blush red

Blush

bud in a
W. Dave-

like a rose

like a rose.

Beaumont

fy

Sir

Fletcher.

like vernal roses.

like

Penrose.

enamoured spring by kissing blows


The rose buds now are
blooming on your cheeks, and ope themselves into a crimson
like the rose,

soft blushes

blush.

on her cheek. Habington.

Play, Fatal Union.

Blushing as the crimson rose.

Blushing as red as a rose. Edw.


Scourge of Folly.
like roses in the early morn. G. R. Dixon.
Fairfax, Holer oft.
J. Davies,

Blushing like the rose's flower opening to the day. Sir W.


Scott.

Blush

BLUSTER
fairs.

like the fair

summer

like the north wind.

rose.

Centlivre,

/. Stagg.

Poems on State Af-

Blustering as the wind. Cooke's Hesiod.

BODING as ravens. E. Young.


BOISTEROUS as the sea. Pope. as

March. Sir W. Scott.

as the winds. Yalden, in Dryden's Miscellany.

BOL
BOLD

W. Wordsworth. as Paul in the presence of


W. Cowper as Daniel in the lions' den. Byron.
as a Centaur at a feast. Sir W. Daveas Curtius. Penrose.
nant.
as Mars. Ambrose Philips, N. Lee.
Bold as if gifted
with ten thousand lives. T. Moore.
as lions. Chapman, T.
as day.

Agrippa.

Ward,

8$ others.

as lions

vexed with hunger. Glapthorne.

a mountain wolf. Chatterion.


tender flocks. Quarles.

BOTTOMLESS
Shirley.

as

BOUND like
fawn. Ibid.

B. Jonson, Taylor,

as a

mountain

W.

Scott.

roe. J. Wil-

like a sportive

Bound

as

fast,

Shakespear.

as the sea. Shakespear, Otway,

as the sky. Drayton.


as the

fire.

like a

H.

others.

God. Settle.as the heavens. T. Heywood.

as space. Byron.

Otway, Swift.

Bounding along

like a roe-buck. Sir

to Caucasus.

as

as a dying saint. Settle.

as elemental

wolf amid the

as a ravenous

as the heavens are in extension infinite.

hell.

BOUNDLESS

blooms of spring.

Akenside.

G. S. Green.

as the air.

C. Johnson.

BOUNTEOUS as nature.

a doe. J. Caulfeild.

Prometheus

author of Isle of Palms.

son,

as ambition.

Drijden.

others

fy

as the wind.
as thought,

Savage.

as clouds to earth. B. Jon-

Beaumont 8$ Fletcher. as the air which fed


Israel when manna fell from heaven for bread. Southey.
as
autumn. Play, Sulieman.
son.

as the air.

BOUNTIFUL
Cowper.

J. Shirley.

BOW

down

head

as autumn.

as

April rains.

as the showers that fall into the spring's green

his

like the

BRAVE

Shakespear.

W.

bosom.

as mines of India. Shakespear.

head

as a bulrush.

drooping

lily.

as Alcides. Smith.

Sacred Script.

Bowed

her

Jane West.
as Hercules. Durfey.

as Philip's

as Caesar. Ramsay,
son. Play, The Three Lords of London.
W. O Brien. as a lion. Cobb, Sheridan, 8$ others. as the
l

summer. Lord Thurlow. as steel. Sir W. Scott. Brave the


deep yawning gulf like Curtius for his country's sake. Jenyns.
Brave as brave may be. Devices of Sundry Gentlemen.

RI

BREAK like glass. Lansdowne. like a bubble. Thomson.


BREAK forth. Then shall thy light break forth as the mornSacred Script.

ing.

like day.

Break out

Goff, Shirley.

like

a sun slipping from behind a cloud. Play, Wits led by the


nose.

BREATHE

soft as a

Neglected Virtue.
breathe

it

whispering summer's evening's gale. Play,


In softest accents whisper your consent,

gently as a western breeze. B.

Marty n.

out destruction like a raging pestilence. Ibid.

Breathe

Breathe as short

new taken sparrow. Shakespear.

as a

golden

Poem,
Aurelia.
a new born
R. Montgomery.
summer
Dryden's Miscellany. more bright than summer

Randolph,

summer's
Pope.
of
sun
morning
golden
Old Ballad
R.

Henry
N. Rowe,
sun when

on
shore he
and decks
day.

Saunders.
sun amid
golden
R.
glory of
dazzling
Wandesford.
Death of Abel, an
Phoebus. Lidgate,
Wyatt. Brighter than PhoePeacham.
Phoebus'
T. Forde. than Phoebus'
bus
southern
W. BalmR.
than Phoebus
Phoebus when
Alexford. than
than the god of day. Durfey.
ander Earl of
R. Greene. than
Phoebeams of
than

BRIGHT

Chaucer, Gower,

as the sun.

Cumberland.

sun.

as the golden sun

fy

others.

as the

in cloudless skies.

as the

sun.

as

sun.

suns. Somervile.

the

as the

Shiel.

Catherine,

sun.

rises fresh

as the

as the

the

the infant

the

orient.

Shiel.

as the glorious

sun.

sun.

others.

as the first

fy others.

the eastern

C.

8$

as the rising

day.

in

sun.

fy

South,

as the rising sun.

as the rising

oratorio.

as

sphere.

as

rays.

in his glittering pride.

in the

Wilkinson.

skies.

the fields are fired.

glist'ring

Sterline.

the sun.

the

beams when

bus'

Dancer.
light

glittering

he gilds the eastern streams. J.

Bright his eyes as solar beams reflecting tempered

noon.
ah August noon.
Ossian.
the noon day's

from crystal streams. Prior.

<J others.

at his rise

as the

as noon day.

beam of noon.

beam. Mallet.

M.

others.

Clancy,

fy

as the

N. Lee.

as

Sylvester, Watts,

as

as

noon day's sun. Play, Traitor

Landon.
stainless

to himself,

Brighter than the sun at noon. Durfey

BRI
Bright and clear as the noon

than the eye of noon. Quarles.


sun. Duchess of Newcastle.

Bright as the noon-tide sun. T.

Heywood.

splendor of the sun.

Tasso.

as the noon-tide

had shone therein

as bright as if the sun

Doyne's

Made

as radiant noon- tide hours. Fawkes.

the place

at twelve o'clock at

Brighter than mid-day Phoebus. Quarles.

noon. Lidgate.

than the mid-day sun.

Gildon,

Carey,

fy

burning as the mid-day sun. Play, Spanish Tragedy.

mid-day sun. Churchill.

as the glories of the

Cawthom.

as mid-day sunshine.

meridian day. Jephson.


all

beholders.

Bright as the radiance of

as Hyperion's

John Bale, H. Shirley.

which dazzles

The Phoe-

beams.

Greek Tragic Theatre.

nician Damsels, in

Bright

Bright and clear

as the meridian sun

Centlivre.

Brightly

others.

as a sun-beam.

Brighter than Phoebus' fiery pointed

Not brighter beams

beams. England's Parnassus.

the star of

day-break, or Phoebus from his orient sky. Charles A. Elton.

than

all

Play, St. Cecily.


rays.

R.

Phoebus' rays.

when he with

Wilkinson.

than

Phoebus' rays

his lustre darts his fiery sparkling

the sunny ray. Spenser.

as

beams.

as meridian

Ramsay.

sun-shine.

as the orient ray. J. Hogg.


Brighter than
Marlowe in England's Parnassus, Shepherds' Lottery.

Bright as the sun-shine before a storm. Ossian.


the sun in

summer when no

Brighter than

clouds cast shadows from the

than great Phoebus'


than the
burnished palace of the
the eye-sight of
glorious
mament. Play, Taming of a Shrew. than Apollo's crown.
Marlowe. Bright
Apollo's
Mrs.
Gunning.
Bright
and declining
a
Watts.
breaking
Beaumont
T.
the
beam
illumines our sky. A. Cherry.
Aurora.
Bulloch,
Aurora's Hayley. the morn. Play, Look
Randolph,
about
the morn or new created
W. Harrison.
morn. Akenside.
ray
of morn. Mason.
morning's
the
of Amwell.
morning. G. Sandys, Thurlow,
when from the

middle region. Play, Rome's


/. Taylor.

than

Follies.

car.

the chariot of the sun. J. Shirley.


sun,

as

as

8$

the

rays.

S.

setting sun.

Fletcher,

as the

Betterton.

as

car.

you,

fy

others.

as

that

Swift,

to-

as

as

as orient

light.

east.

orient

as

as

others.

fir-

as the

ray. Scott

? others.

as

as

RI

crimson curtains of the morn the sun appearing in his glory

M.

throws new robes of beauty o'er heaven and earth.

Bruce.

morn. Poem, Margaret of Anjou. Bright


and blushing as the morn. Hawkesworth. Bright as the blush
as the blush of

of rising morn. Darwin's Botanic Garden.


ing morning's beams.
ing

morn when all

E.

Settle.

Bright as the blush-

as the beauties of the blush-

the azure ports of heaven unbarred, let forth

the streaming day.

Goring.

sweetness. O'Keeffe.

as the

the

as

welcome

flowers their beauty, and

morn which

as the gale

morn when

gives the

which wafts

their

smiling on the hills

and sea with vernal joy she fills. T. Scott, in


Brighter than the beams of the clear sun
at morning, when he flings his showers of light upon the peach,
or plays with the green leaves of June, and strives to dart into
some great forest's heart, and scare the sylvan from voluptuous
earth,

air,

Dodsley's Collection.

dreams. B. Cornwall. Bright as the morning's fresh expanded


beam. W. Hawkins. Eyes, brighter than the orient beam.
D. Hayes. as a summer's morn when all the heaven is streaked

with dappled

Duke of Guise.

Play,

fires.

as

a summer's morn. G. Walker.*

morn. Southern.
Lusiad.

serenely bright

like

the virgin blushes of the

morn. Mickles
on the morn. Jane West.

as the blushes of the roseate

as the lustre that waits

Bright and beauteous as Aurora's ray, when from the east she
gilds the

new born

day.

Tithon's bed. Randolph.

bed. C.

than

H. Johnson.

Ossian.

Calendar,

as

Shiel.

the coming forth of the morning.

Brighter than the morning sky. F. Brooke, Poetical


8$ others.

the shining spring. Ibid.

R.

A. Pasquin. as morning from her


as the morn from ocean's wavy

the lucid spring.

Bright as

Brighter than May's

first

morn

A. Seward.

than

in the sweet

morn. N. Lee.

May.

than

the

burnished gates from whence Latona's lordly sun doth march,

when mounted on
in the

his coach tinselled with flames

as clouds that deck the

he triumphs

beauty of the heavens. Play, Orlando Furioso.

as the first sun

morning

when on

skies.

Edinburgh

Bright

Collection.

the eastern shore he rises fresh

decks the infant day. C. Saunders.

Brighter than the

and

morn


BRI
May

whose orient beams the

adorn. G. Jeffreys, in Poetical

new-born day. Otway. the orb of day. Pope.


beam
Weber's old metrical romances.
day's
G. Murgatroyd.
of day. Penrose.
the
day.
Bright as day.

Calendar.

a summer's day. Hughes.

Chaucer, Spenser,

as the rising day.

as

fy others.

R. Bloomfield.

as

as

as

as the orient

eye.

as

orient

as

Brighter than the blaze of day. Caw-

mid-day. A. Marvel.

Bright and

Shine bright as smiling day. G. Fletcher.

thorn.

beam of

Shine

by
E. Ward. Bright seems the season as
the new born spring when every flower puts forth its freshest
fragrance, and infant nature breathes her sweets around.

aw*ful as the

day, or

moon by

W. Hawkins.
Waller.

as

day. Pye.

night.

as heaven.

is

the heaven crystalline.

Landon.
Miscellany.

firmament. Sylvester.

Taming of a

as the sky. Spenser, Thomson.

as the

the smile of summer.


its

as high heaven.

as unclouded skies.

skies.

den's

Play,

Otway, Ogilvie.

sum-

Bright and merciful as heaven. Buckingham.

Shrew.

mer

as bright as sun

Bright and piercing as the

resistless

as celestial light.

W.

the world was in

light.

Earl of
Bright and

Hodson.

South.

Hughes.

as lightning.

like the lightning bright. Alfieris Tragedies by C.

Whose

Lloyd.

Dry-

Brighter than

as light unclouded. Boyle,

Orrery.

His eyes are

C. Hopkins, in

summer. Goldsmith.

A. L. Aikin. Bright as

infant years. Banks.

as the

as

conceits are bright

and vivid as the lightning.

As

bright, as

flaming as the bolt of Jove. Preston's App. Rhodius.

Brighter

Sir

Scott.

as Jove's dire bolts.

than polished marble

when

reflecting light.

like the streak of light in a cloud


forth.

Ossian.

8f

when

Congreve.

the broad sun

Bright

comes

Bright as the lightning's blaze, the hero shone.

Doyne's Tasso.
light. C.

Broome.

More

bright and beautiful than

first

created

Davenant. Bright as the moon. G. Chapman, T. Forde,

others. as the
as the

moon

lamp of

she shone with silent light. Congreve.

night.

Pope.

as the silver

moon. Play,

Pinder of Wakefield.
as silver Phoebe mounted on the high
top of the ruddy element. R. Greene.
Bright as shines the
silver

moon through the

transparent

bosom of the deep. Shake-

B R

Se-

Brighter than Cynthia's silver bow. C. Cotton.

spear.

Bright

renely bright as Cynthia's silver beams. J. Sterling.


as Cynthia burnishing the night. Durfey.

as Cynthia's

beam

that with soft lustre dances on the stream. Poem, Fragments

as the moon on
as the moon in autumn. Ossian.
of Fingal.
as the moon's
the western wave. Fragments ofAncient Poetry.

refulgent beam. Southey.


others.

Chaucer, J. Shirley,

as a star.

Benignly bright as stars to mariners.

Bright as the au-

Brighter than a blazing star. Somervile.

tumnal

star.

8$

E. Young.

Brighter than any planet or star.

Blackmore.

not brighter
by night the milky way. Poems
leads the day.
Bright
the
the evening
of evening. Akenside.
A. Seward.
the morning
Play, Fickle Shepherdess. T. Killigrew.
Spenser, Dekker,
the of morn. Pollok.
the
leads the vernal morn. A. Seward.

twinkling
Spenser.
Hughes.

shines

on State Affairs.

silver star that

as

as

as the star

as

star.

star.

others.

fy

as

star

like

star that

as

like glistering stars. Sylvester.

stars.

as Sirius rising

from the main. Preston's App. Rhodius. In


Salma-

the evening brighter far than the ocean-bathed star.

gundy.

Bright as that resplendent star that darts his light at

close of day.

Preston's

More

App. Rhodius.

the starry senate of the night. Habington.

Duke of

in a frosty night.

Newcastle.

bright than

is

Bright as stars are


Brighter than stars

that twinkle in a winter's night.

Dryden.

that gild the throne of night.

G. Townsend.

Bright as the stars


Brighter than

Play, Taming of a Shrew. C. Marlowe.


Bright as the burning lamp of heaven. G. Peele.
Brighter

the lamps of heaven.

than

all

the stars that deck the heavens.

glittering train of

nymphs

that wait

Home.

than

all

the

on Cynthia, when she

takes her progress in pursuit of the swift enchased deer over


the Cretan or Athenian

or

hills,

when attended with

lesser stars, she treads the azure circle of the heavens.

mion.

than Cynthia's shining

Hesper's beam. Shenstone.


per.

A. Brewer,

tering sphere.

than

Bright as Lucifer, Hesper, Ves-

J. Leanerd, fy others.

Shakespear.

N. Rowe.

train of stars.

those

Mar-

as

Venus in her glitwhen it riseth.

as Love's star

B RI

Jonson.

crown of flames brighter than that which Ariadne


Bright as in that even when
stars. J. Shirley.

wears of fixed

Ariadne crowned, was through the galaxy in


lions of stars all

immortal twins that grace the

pomp

as the

Bright mid

Hughes.

skies.

mil-

led,

T. Heywood.

burning o'er her head.

these scenes of gloom, as spangled stars strown on the ebon

throne of awful night.

G. Peele, Fanshaw.

Lidgate,

of the Humorous Poet.

mand, when

Bright as the sky in

/. Dillon.

Play, Roving Husband reclaimed.

a frosty night.

as

Eoan

fire.

Israel

when they camped

Pollok.

which guided them

May

tiful as

to

as

God's
blaze.

W.

Jones.

as drops of

Brighter than the tears of morning.

Bright as the dew-drops on the thorn. Fawkes.


in a

May

bow

that

dew

appearance of the

Sacred Script.

as the

nant-insuring bow.

storm. Campbell.
Iris

Bright and blooming as the

C. Burney.

day.

Buckingham.

spring.

than

Herrick.

as a meas flame. Psalms, by Brady 8$ Tate.


Mr. May's King Asa, G. Walker. Bright and beau-

Buckingham.

Sir

above the sons of

midnight by the foot of Horeb.

at

as the wise men's torch

sweet babe when born at Bethlehem.

com-

Campbell.

desert.

as the pillar of sacred fire that stood

teor.

as fire.

as the pillar rose at Heaven's

marched along the

Israel

Play, Untrussing

morning.
is

Sir

W.

Scott.

in the cloud in the

bow of heaven.

W. Cowper.

Ossian.

as the

bow

fy

as the
rain.

as the cove-

that spans the

as a rainbow on streams. Ossian.

blushes after rain. Beaumont

day of

Fletcher.

Brighter

Bright and

gay as shines the heavenly bow. Jenyns. Brighter than beam


the rainbow hues of light, or than the evening glories which
the sun slants o'er the

moving many-colour'd

Bright as rainbow hues or dawning

light.

sea.

Southey.

J. Wilson, author

of
of Palms. as innocence. /. Day. as the hue of healthy
innocence. G. Sewell.
as truth. Mallet. Play, Major Andre.

Isle

as virtue.

Byron.

South, E. Moore.

as the tear in beauty's eye.

Brighter than fame. Play, Heroic Friendship.

bright as angels'. Pix.


as a cherubim.

Form,

as an angel. Swift, Parnell, fy others.


as the eyes of angels. W. ThompDurfey.

BRI

as young beauty's azure


as the eyes of seraphs. Ibid.
R. Bloomfield. as the wings of angels. J. Hervey. as
the queen of love. Play, The True Trojans.
as Venus. Marson.

eye.

mion.

by

all

as a goddess. J.

made

as

the gods to allure the stubborn heart of the

Pandora,
Banks, Dryden.

first

man.

God. L. Theobald, Sir W. Jones. Brighter


art thou than flaming Jupiter when he appeared to hapless
Semele. Marlowe.
Bright and spotless as the golden lamps
which burn before the sacred throne of Love. W. Thompson.
as gold. Chaucer, Lidgate, <fy others.
as gold from the refining
flame, W. Mason.
as burnished gold. Play, Arraignment of
C. Gildon.

as a

Paris. Herrick,

so bright.

fy

Gower,

Gurtoris Needle.

ty others.

Brighter than

whele's Theocritus.

nor orient pearl could look

Bright as any

Harington.

brass. Fielding.

No gold

others.

as a

gemmed

silver.

Gammer

Play,

as polished silver.

Sir

tiara.

W.

Pol-

Bright as

Lidgate.

steel.

Jones.

as dia-

monds. G. E. Howard, Prince Hoare. as young diamonds in


their infant dew. Dryden.
as the sunny diamond's blaze.
Jane West.

Dryden,

as polished stones. J. Watts.

8$ others.

as shining glass. Fairfax.


glass. Jonson.

than

is

as flowers of

bloom of May.

G. Keate.

water lily. Shenstone.


as the snow-clad

More

as a ruby. S. Foote.

lily.

of Palms.

sanguine bright
Brighter

Play, Candlemas Day.

Brighter

Marlowe.

as the eagle's eye.

May. Play, Paragraph.


as a lily. Sir W. Scott.

as the
as the

as the lily of the vale. Sir W.Jones.

The Shamrock, a

Collection of Poems.

as spring-blossoms after sunny showers.


Isle

Gower,

fy others.

as beryl. Ancient.

the silver Rhodope.

Shakespear.

as crystal.

Bright and smooth as any looking-

than the carbuncle. Harington.


than beryl or clear crystal.

Chaucer, Gascoigne,

as glass.

as butterflies. Byron.

/. Wilson, author

as the dew.

of

H. Carey.
Chapman.

/. Dillon.
as dew upon the hill.
dew-drop on the brow of morn. A. Seward. Tears,
bright and pure as the dew of morning. Reine Canziani.

as the

dewy lawn.

as the

as snow. Shenstone, Sir

W. Jones,

C2

fy

others.

Brighter than

B R
mountain snows at noon.
snow. M.R.Mitford.

Bright as the new fallen

Southey.

More bright the tears by true affection shed,


Than morning's tremulous gems of balmy dew,
Gay twinkling on the violet's purple bed. John Bidlake.
as visions of expiring maids. Pope.

BRIGHTEN

like the

clouds away.

day when sudden winds sweep scattered

Young.

as the Iris. Byron.

Brighten in her

when
moon

presence as a rock before the sudden beams of the sun,


they issue from a broken cloud.

Ossian.

like the full

of heaven when the clouds vanish away and leave her calm and

broad

in the

midst of the sky. Ibid.

BRILLIANT

as

star.

CawtJwrn.

the sun.

as

a
Townsend.

Rokeby.

John Hanway.

as diamonds.

Sir

the western sun sees his

own

W.

Scott.

Lord

the morn.

like

as the

morning

star.

G.

when

as rain drops

miniature of beams in each.

Montgomery.

BRISK

as Cupid.

Lyttelton

as a dancing-master. Durfey.

merry May, that just has cast his slough away.


Somervile.
as bottled ale. Gay.
Brisk and lively as a bird.
E. Ward. as a bee. R. Drury, J. Bickerstaff, fy others. as
the wanton winds that kiss the beauty of the blooming spring.
as a snake in

Durfey.

BRITTLE

BROAD

as day-light. South.

Amazonian
A. Fraunce.

as

ler.

Chaucer, Shakespear,

as glass.

targe. Milton.

in his

as the sea.

Broad and deep

the

Glapthorne.
barn

Montgomery
sea.

as

Sacred Script.
as

as hell. /.

Banks.

wake

at ran-

as a berry.

Chau-

as the tumbling surges which the winds

dom. Sir

TV. Scott.

BROWN in hue as hazel nuts.


cer,

eye as broad as a buck-

Broader than the

own dimensions

doors. /. Heywood.

BROKEN

An

as a warrior's shield.

deluge. Mirandola.

Broad

others.

fy

as a buckler or targe. Chaucer.

G. Douglas,

fy others.

Shakespear.

as the hearth of kitchen

fire.

Gay.

BUD

AL

growing by the brook of the field. EccleBudding like the purple May. Lord Thurlow.

forth as a rose

siasticus.

BURIED

as deep as a funeral urn in a cold sepulchre. Sir

W.

Scott.

BURN

as a flame of

Wyatt,

8$ others.

fire.

burning than consuming

of

like

Sylvester.

fire.

fire.

More

Lidgate,
fiercely

like a red hot coal

like mines of sulphur. ShakeBickerstaff, fy Foote.


Burning like blazing
like Etna's fire. F. Beaumont.

fire.

spear.

Sacred Script.

like flaming fire. Lidgate.

Burn

Etna. G. Powell.

clear

and constant

like the source

of

day. J. Brown, in Dodsley's Collection.

BURST

like lightning
like lightning from a cloud. R. Southey.
from an angry cloud. Play, The Revolution. Impatiently they

wait to burst from their confinement, like imprisoned winds

and labour

that storm indignant through their hollow caves,

R. Barford. Burst like a hand grenade. Macnally.


Bursting like the sun from ocean's lap. W. Hawkins.
for a vent.

BUSY

as a bee. Chaucer, Sidney,

fy others.

as the industrious

bee. Poole's Parnassus.

BUXOM
BUZZ

as the day.

about like

flies.

R. Bloomfield.

Dry den.

C.

CACKLE
CALM as
Cooke.

know no

like a hen.

peace.

Gower.

Motteux, Blackmore,

as contentment.

Charles Fox.

storms. JV. Rowe.

fy others.

as the flood

flood. Play, Timoleon.


nest.

Dryden.

as

when

as the

warmth upon

T.

ocean

the gentle

the halcyon builds her quiet

as the tranquil ocean

surface halcyons breed. Eliza

as ease.

where the peace-

loving halcyon deposits her brood. J. G. Cooper.


whilst the halcyon brood get vital

as peaceful seas that

Haywood,

when on

the unruffled

as sleep. Marston,


AL

C
Massinger.

summer

as

when

seas

wind

as the

when

sea,

still

waters
Pix.

when scarce a breath of


Calm and unruffled as a

not a breath of wind

flies o'er

Ajax,

when Amphitrite

brook's unruffled tide. Hughes.


the loud

Calmly as

laid.

is

N.

Glide calm as a gen*

Ossian.

as a standing lake.

when they sleep. C. Davenant.


N. Tate. Calm as the slumbering

as infants

infants sleep.

Lee.

C. Johnson.

as

Byron.

innocence.

as innocence in sleep.

Shakespear.

as the breast of the lake

as infants at the mother's

T. Yalden, in Dryderis Miscellany.

breast.
fant.

wind

Emily, in Poetical Calendar.

infant.

grows calm

summer seas
P. Pindar. Calm
like

George Graham.

smiles.

as runs the untroubled flood. S. Boyse.

G. G. Douvilly.

o'er,

in

heaven unruffled by a breeze.

that smile to

when

surface.

its

and all the storm is


Greek Tragic Theatre.

lightnings cease

as ocean's stream

tie

as

as the sleep-

and unruffled, as the summer sea.


but like the southern blast,
raves not now

He

F. North.

again.

Serene, calm

Addison.

when

curls the falling waves.

summer

John Clare.-

to roll.

the winds sleep. Play, Fatal Union.

ing seas. Gay.

Breast, calm

seas. Charlotte Charke.

summer's sea when waves forget

as

as forgiven saints

as a rocked in-

as sleeping innocence.

J.Montgomery.

as virtue.

at their last hour.

Sir

W.

Davenant. Calmer than in their sleeps forgiven hermits are.

Die as calmly as a saint. Andrew Marvel, in Dryas night.


as silent
dens Miscellany.
C. Cotton, Watts.
night. Thomson.
as summer evenas evening skies. Ibid.

Ibid.

Watts.

as day's

ings be.

most gentle

close.

as clear evenings after vernal rains.


as old

J.

Bernard Barton.
Scott of Amwell.

Chaos ere his waves began to know a zephyr, or


Cawthom. Calm and gentle as love's soft whis-

to feel a sun.

pers. Sir

hushed

W. Davenant.

air.

/. JYilson,

winds. Sir W. Davenant.

ern groves.
as

the

is

Dry den.

Calm as happy lovers. Behn. as the


As Arabian

author of Isle of Palms.

as the breath

which fans the east-

as eastern groves. Pix.

Calm and

spicy

Arabia's gentle eastern breeze which fans and opens

balmy sweets.

/. Harris.

More calm and

all

gentle than the

CH A
cool wind that breathes
spring.

/. Shirley.

upon the flowers

soft kisses in the

western winds.

the

as

fields

of heaven. Campbell.

Calm and

silent as the

Mirandola.
the

wounded

patient bears the artist's

Calm

care. Otway.

is all

as the

Broome, C. Johnson.

as death.

shades of death. B.

Griffin.

hand

as despair.

Calmly as

Congreve.

as a discharged culverin.

the

Behn.-^-as

cloudless heaven. J. Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.

that ministers his

nature as a resting wheel.

Words-

worth.

CAPACIOUS.

Flames,

capacious

as

all

W.

extent.

hell's

Shirley.

CAPRICIOUS
ing wind.

CAREFUL

M.

as a spoiled child.

Cumberland.

as the waver-

Robinson.

as a guilty conscience.

Cibber.

CARELESSLY.

Move carelessly as seamen walk a deck. Sir


W. Davenant.ELS hurls the moth her wing against the light
wherein she

dies.

Byron.

CARNATIONED like a sleeping infant's cheek. Byron.


CATCHING as the plague. Dekker. as drowzy yawning.

E.

Ward.

CAUTIOUS

as age. Play,

CHANGE like the wind.


nant, fy others.

Duke of Guise. G. Sewell.

Play, London Prodigal. Sir W. Dave-

as western wind. Harington.

as a weather-

cock. Sir P. Sidney. A. Fraunce in England's Parnassus.


the moon. Lidgate, Shakespear, pothers.

W.

Scott.

Like April days

A.

CHANGEABLE

Hill.

like a

as the wind.

an April day. John

Baillie.

than her humour. E. Moore.

E. Irving.

as a

March

his passions change.

Proteus-like you change your shape.


the shadow.

Dryden.

dream. Sir W.
Centlivre,

An

James Ralph.
Change as

ty

is less

More changeable

Not more changeable

others.

as

changeable

than Proteus.

the dye quick shifting on the

ring-dove's neck sidelong against the sun. Play, Palladius


Irene.

as

Scott.

Dryden,

April day

day. Sir

fy

CH A
CHANGEFUL
air.

A. S. Cottle's Icelandic Poetry. as


moon. Spenser. as a child at play.
r
the pictures fashioned from clouds whose variegated
as the wind.

Mrs. Brooke.

Pope.

as

as the

borders o'erspread the vault of evening. Hodson.

CERTAIN
pater,

nassus.

Old Plays, Spanish Gipsey, Herod % Antiunchanged edicts of Fate. Poole's Par-

as fate.

Sf others.

as the

as the stroke of death. Ibid.

as cold engendereth

Chaucer.

hail.

CHAFE

like a stag in the toil.

lion in the toils betrayed.

CHARILY.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher.

like a

Smollett.

Preserve more charily than eyesight, health, or thy

senses. Play, Second

CHARMING

Maidens Tragedy.

as a cherubin. Durfey.

as the Houris. S. Rous-

of Persian Literature. as Nature's face in the


new spring. Sedley. More charming than May. Poem, The

seau's Flowers

Charming

as winter's shine, or summer's shade.

Dryden's Miscellany.

Eyes, charming as the sun's brightest

Theriad.

rays in

summer

bee. Pope.

skies. Fielding.

Voice, charming as a syren's.

Venus

rising

Charming

as sunshine to the

as the bubbling fountain to the thirsty swain. Ibid.

from the

CHASE away as a vision

sea.

Charming

T. Hurlstone.

as

Play, Female Wits.

of the night. Sacred

Scrijit.,

Sylvester.

chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind. Sacred


Script.

CHASTE
spear,
seda.

as truth.

8$ others.

G. E. Howard.

H.

as Diana.

as the virgin huntress of the

Vesta. England's Parnassus.


J.

as Diana's thoughts. Play,

Stevenson.

as a

Greene, Shake-

Soliman and Per-

woods. C. Johnson.

as purest vestals are.

Jane Wiseman.

vestal that preserved with quickening oil the sacred flame,


in her chastity

Davenant.

more

cold,

as

vestal. Poetical Calendar,

more timorous than

Chaste and holy as the vestal

rites.

she.

Sir

Centlivre.

No
was

W.
I

have loved you with a flame chaste as vestal fire. N^ Tate,


Chaste as a virgin. Beaumont 8f Fletcher.
Chaste by virtue,


CH A
Chaste as when she
as is the new-born virgin. Play, Queen.
was new born. Garrick. like infants. Mrs. S. Gunning. as
unborn infants. Play, Hector of Germany. as babes new
born. R. Bourne.
As chaste from any sinful act, as when we
were first mantled after birth. J. Shirley. Chaste as the first
as infant dreams. C.
voice of a new-born infant. Marston.

Johnson.

as the untainted thoughts of infancy. Southern.

a nun. E. Ward.

G. G. Douvilly.

Bp. Hall.

as the veiled nun.

D. Craufurd.

gious nun.

nun.

as

as a reli-

Chaste and religious as the virgin

vow. Poole's Par-

as the nun's first

vows of nuns, or anchorite's prayer. Ibid. as


cloistered saints. Mrs. Cowley.
Chaste in my thoughts as unas
as angels are. Behn.
spotted virginity itself. R. Headas Eve, ere she
the purest angel of the sky. R. Dodsley.
asLuas Penelope. Barclay, Marlowe.
blushed. Theophila.
nassus.

as the

Gay.

cretia.

E. Smith.

as the first Lucretia was. Fielding.

Chaste like bashful cold Eurydice.

as Camilla.
Sir

W. Da-

Marmion. as Jove's
as
as the moon. T. Heywood.
wise child. Moses Mendez.
the white moon. Marlowe.
as the silver white beams of the
moon. J. G. Cooper. More chaste and fair than is the queen of
than the queen of night.
shades. Play, Edward the Third.
venant.

as Salmacis amidst the streams.

Swift. Chaste as Cynthia.

Poetical Miscellany.

M. Pilkington.

as Cynthia's

as Cynthia's breast. Dekker.

beams.
as cold

Pope, Sheffield Duke of Buckingham.


Beaumont fy Fletcher, Pomfret. as the virgin light.
J. Banks.
as the light of heaven. The Robbers, a Play from
Centlivre.
Schiller.
as the new-born day.
as the morn.
Beaumont fy Fletcher. as the blushes of the dewy morn. C.
as the bashful morn. Poole's Parnassus.
Goring.
Chaster
than is the morning's modesty that rises with a blush, over
whose bosom the western wind creeps softly. R. Davenport.
Cynthia's virgin light.

as light.

Poole's Parnassus.

Chaste as the

air.

or morning's

womb

Rowley.

Young.

that brings the

as the dew-drop.

as the breath of heaven,

day

G. Walker.

forth.

as

Early, bright, transient, chaste, as

Middleton,

fy

morning dew. E.
morning dew, she

CH A
sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.

dew

sweet morning

Randolph.

as the

morning pearls dropt in the lily's spotless


as the unblown bud. Poole's Par-

bosom. W. Chamberlaine.
nassus.

rose ere
=

as

bud ere

the

is

be blown. Shahespear.

it

be blown. Miller.

it

as flowers in bud.

mines of

rose, the

as the

maiden blossoms of a

Chaste and unsullied as


Suckling.

unsullied

lily.

The

Rawlins.

opening

first

as untouched

the

Centlivre.

lilies,

Herod and Anti-

Poole's Parnassus.

rose.

or untouched buds.

Dryden's Miscellany.

lilies.

is

nor the diamond, are

crystal,

half so chaste, so pure, so innocent. Play,


pater.

as

C. Johnson.

as buds of roses ere the winds have kissed them.

The unblown

as the

Ibid.

that loads the heads of drooping flowers.

as the

/.

Corye.

lily

opening to the heaven's soft dews was not

as virgin lilies in their infancy.

H. More. Chaster than


W. Thompson. Chaste as is

so fragrant, and was not so chaste.


lilies

clad in

summer

fragrance.

Apollo's tree. /. Lilly.

fy

Fletcher.

as that plant

which scarce

suffers to

Chaste and free as spring. Beaumont

be touched. C. Turner.

Chaster than the virgin spring, ere her blossoms

she doth bring. Recreation for ingenious Headpieces.

Habington.

Shahespear, Beaumont

8$

as winter.

that's

Fletcher,

N.

others.
fy

Lee.

Chaste

as ice.

as the icicle

curdled by the frost from purest snow, and hangs on

Shahespear. as

Dian's temple.

More

as winter's night.

Play, The Spaniards.

icicles.

Chaste

clearly chaste than ice or frozen rain. Marston.

conShahespear. mountain

as unsunned snow. Shahespear, Durfey,

secrated

snow

that lies in Dian's lap.

snows. Dodsley's Collection.

fy others.

as the

as

Chaste and pure as purest snow.

Chaster and purer than the virgin snow. Banks.

Spenser.

Chaste as the fanned snow twice bolted o'er by the bleak


northern blasts.

N.

clothe the Alpine

Lee.

hills.

as trembling snow,

J. Shirley.

whose

as the white

fleeces

down of

heaven, whose feathers play upon the wings of a cold winter's


gale, trembling

with fear to touch the impurer earth. Ibid.

as falling snows.

Dryden.

Mrs. Brooke, T. Cooke.

as maids' sighs.

Gildon.

as

as spirits' joys.

holy love.

Mrs. S.

CHE
Gunning.-

as

Randolph.

Chaste as turtle doves. C. Cotton.

Parnassus.

emerald.

the

as

Poolers Parnassus.

camphire. Beaumont

Pix.

CHEER like the


ley's

first

than

W.

chaster than cry-

Chaster than cold

like a swallow. Ibid.

an

C. Shaw.

parrot.

ape.

Play, Prodigal,

as dust.

Chapman.

as a last year's almanac.

dawn of

More

light.

C. Johnson.

as a cracked
G. Soane.

like the sun.

Cheering as the solar beam. Dods-

the Third.

Collection.

Jcington.

Sir

la mode.

Shakespear.

china cup. Fielding.

Edward

jay. FawJces.

J. Baillie.

Marriage a

of

WiU

Fletcher.

fy

a crane. Sacred Script.

like

Play,

as the eyes

the hardened rock.

as

C. Johnson.

cliffs.

a pye. Johnson. a
a magpie. Burgoyne,

CHEAP as lies.

as crystal. J. Shirley.

on the Scythian

CHATTER like
or

Durfey, R.

as the phcenix.

as the Arabian bird that wants a sex to woo.

Davenant.

stal

coldly they return a brother's

Chastely as the morning dews kiss flowers.

turtles. Poole's

kinson.

when

sisters' love,

Gildon.

kiss.

cheering than the sunny ray.

breath of infant spring.

freshing breezes of the spring.

A.

Ibid.

M.

Pil-

like the re-

Cheering as

Bichnell.

earth's soft verdure to the eye. J. Wilson, author

of Isle of

Palms.

CHEERFUL

as the day.

as the morn. /. Shirley.

W. Cowper,

as the morning's light.

Hughes,
after

J. G. Cooper,

as the lively

Sir

May

morn.

W. Davenant.

as

/.

others.

Armstrong.

dawning light.

day morning. Gibber. as the sun-beams


night. Play, The Apostate.
as a sunny May morning.
as a

Play, Right and Wrong.

as the rising sun in

May. Words-

More cheerful than a vernal morn. Savage. Cheerful


and serene as when first morning smiles upon the world. Milton.

worth.

welcome in the day. Behn. as the birds


wake the morn. Dryden. Cheerfully as birds salute the
morn after a cold, long, stormy, winter night. Southern.
Cheerful like clear Aurora, when she doth appear in brightest
In the gay
robes to make a glorious day. Tethys* Festival.
as the birds that

that

CHE
spring of life, when every note was as the mounting lark's,
merry and cheerful to salute the morn. Southern. Cheerfully as
the soaring lark wakes the gay morn. Settle.
More cheerful

Ward's Gentle Shepherd.

than the lambs that frisk the green.

Her

May. M. Leapor.

smiles were cheerful as enlivening

the spring. Play, Fatal Discovery.

mulus

fy

Byron.

CHERISH
CHILL

Hersilia.

M.

lays.

Bruce.

as

as April suns. Play,

summer's noon. N. Lee.

her like

warm

in their success.

and surly as the northern


as a cook

as

Ro-

as the linnet's

Sir

W. Davenant.

Dennis.

J.

life.

the breasts of mothers.

as children climb

as victors

CHOLERIC
CHURLISH

by a

blast.

Dryden.

fire-side.

as the seas. Herrick.

T. Morton.

as a bear.

Shakespear.

as

a hog. Jonson.

CIRCULAR as heaven. Dryden Miscellany


CIRCUMSPECT as Cynthia. Chapman.
's

CLAMOROUS as a parrot against rain.


birds.

</.

CLAMMY and damp as

as nestling

like ivy.

earth.

Otway.

like the

damps of mid-

W. Thompson.

night sepulchres.

CLASP

Shakespear.

Montgomery.

As

Donne.

the youthful ivy clasps an aged

elm. Pamell.

CLEAN as any pearl. Play, Jacob and Esau. as a penny. Gay.


CLEAR as the sun. Sacred Script., Sir P. Sydney, fy others.
as

was the

as

sun's

summer

new face

suns.

brightest sunshine.

man,

fy

others.

his meridian.

in his first sphere.

W. Thompson.
G. S. Green.

I will

make

T. Dibdin.

it

Centlivre.

Truth, clear

as

Chapyou as the sun in


as even the mid-day
the noon sun. Play,

as day. Shakespear,

as clear to

sun. Play, School for Ingratitude.

Mercurius Britannicus.

Sir TV. Davenant.

Clear and spotless as the

as

the sun at noon-day.

Clearly as the sun shines at noon-day.

Tillotson,
Tillotson.

as the

Clear and unsullied as the noon-day sun. Cawthorn.-

CLE
noon-day sun. Miscellany of Poems by J. Husbands, J. Baillie.
as the sun at noon. Poetical Calendar, J. H. Stevenson.

as the noon day.

Jonson, Middleton,
light.
light.

others.

R. Baron, Atterbury, ty others. as the bright


Milman. as mid day. Donne. as light,

noon-tide heavens.

and pure

Clear

fy others.

heaven's

as

Duchess of Newcastle. Clear and open as the summer's


C. Philips.
as day light. A Murphy, Cumberland, fy

'.

as unpolluted light.

R. Barford.

she doth appear in brightest robes to

Daniel.

Look

clear

noon-day

light.

G. E. Howard.

and fresh

Aurora, when

a glorious day. S.

morning. Jonson.

as the

as

make

as the noon- tide light.

as

Earl

as the sky. Spenser,


of Carlisle. as moon light. Chaucer.
Wordsworth.
Clear without spot as summer's cloudless sky.

W. Melmoth.

when

Clear as the skies

their blue depths are

Author of Isle of Palms. Clear and open


as a shadeless sky. Landon.
as openas heaven. /. Shirley.
cloudless. J. Wilson,

heaven.
the
as
heaven's unclouded brow. Henry Vaughan.
the cloudless
heavens. JohnBowring.
Recreationfor ingenious Head summer evenings. Duchess of Newcastle.

ing heaven.

/. Harris.

crystal

as

Ibid.

as

as air.

pieces.

as

as stars.

My thoughts are clearer than unclouded stars.

Donne.

Seen as clear as

is

Play, The True Trojans.


born. Armin.

cence of infants.

R. Bernard.

as truth. Play,

Don

washed with dew.

H. Vaughan,

as crystal

crystal.

the babe

new

<J

glass.

others.

fy

Clear as harmless

Chess.

as justice.
clear as

Shakespear.

M.

Beaumont

Clearer than the inno-

She looks as

John.

G. Lewis.

Savage.

morning

Clear as rain-

as glass.

Ha-

W. ThompClear and transpa-

as shining glass.

Spenser, J.

rent as the purest glass.

as

is

as innocence.

as chastity. Ibid.

drops ere they touch the earth.

son.

8$ others.

Game of

Play,

innocence. C. Turner.

rington,

horned bow.

as great Delia's

Clear as the child to be born, of this which

he accuseth me.

roses newly

Clear (guiltless) as

Fletcher, Play, Valiant Scot,

when no envious cloud ob-

the pole star,

structs its view. Play, Codrus.

Dryden.

Chapman.

Day.

as a mirror. Grainger.

Sacred Script., Barclay,

ty others.

as crystal

CLI

as rock

stone. Spenser.

ment.
stal.

Arabian Nights Entertain-

crystal.

Clearer than crystal rock.

John Hanway.

Arabian Nights Entertainment.


limpid springs. Collins.

as springs.

as a brook,

W.

Jones.

whose

N.

as spot-

Field.

as

as gravel brook.

Duchess of Newcastle.

clear

and smooth as

as founts in July.

Clearer than Diana's fount. Beaumont

Shakespear.

crystal lips salute only

Run

the freshest meadows. Glapthorne.


crystal brooks.

the pure cry-

Cowley.

Clearer than mountain springs. C.

Clear as a brook. Sir

Philips.

Play, King John.

than

Clear and transparent as crystal.

J. Wilson.

less crystal.

Lilly.

Clear as fair crystal.

Clear as sacred fountains.

M.

Pilkington.

Fletcher.

Clearer than

ice,

or running streams that stray through garden plots. Dryden.

than the limpid stream. J. Hervey.

Clear as a crystal stream.

W. Earle. The purest spring is not so free from mud as I


clear from treason to my sovereign. Shakespear.
as a trout
stream. S. Foote.
as
as the diamond spark. Sir W. Scott.

am

More clear

any beryl. Lidgate.

than

fair orient pearl,

fetched

from the farthest Inde. D. Belchier. Clear as amber. Churchill.

F. Beaumont.

as air.

as a carter's eye. Play, the Puritan.

Voice clear as that of angels. Dekker.


L. Macnally.

CLING like

CLOSE

Brow,

ivy. Play, Apparition.

as your

own

thoughts.

Rawlins.

prodigal. /. Kirk.

the bone.

cedonian phalanx.
others.

cockle.

as

like ivy to the oak. Jonson.

T. Heywood.

as a confessor.

Swift.

Jonson, Beaumont

Southern.

as oak.

as

beggary to a

Congreve.

as the

fast,

The

fy

Ma-

Shakespear, Murphy,

Fletcher,

fy

others.

as a cockle shell. Durfey.

as

fy

as a

shells

Stick as

the two shells of an oyster. L. Macnally.

and

close,

secret

is

silent,

as

the jaws of death.

kept as close as night.

as close to

him

as

Lie as close as a

man

in a proclamation.

Keep

an uncracked nut. Play, All Vows kept.

close together as

clear.

as the skin to the flesh, or as the flesh to

of cockles meet. Jonson.

Lock them

Sing as skylark

clear as ivory. J. Aikin.

shadow

to substance.

Sir

Southern.

Murphy.
W. Scott.
Lie close

COL
as sleeping serpents. Sir F. Fane.
like ivy to the noblest plants, Ibid.

This vanity sticks

as a supple courtier to a king.

Ibid.

Play, Unfortunate Usurper.

coffers.

close,

Close as a vice. P. Pindar.

as

as an old miser's

Arethusa hides her

streams. J. Smith.

CLOUDED like
COILED

COLD

dark night. Duchess of Newcastle.

boa

like a

in the

wood. Byron.

as winter. Drayton, Banks,

Banks. as the breath of winter.


R.

chilly day-break.

Shiel.

others.

fy

wintry
Pix.

C.

frost.

Cold and

as the hairs of winter.

H. Milman.
bervile,

as a

/. Shirley.

north winds congeal to purest

Colder than an

as the icicle

a rock of

ice.

J.

icicle.

Cold as northern
winter. Gildon.

icicles.

Field.

Suckling,

crystal.

Durfey.

as

December. H.

as ice.

ice,

Tur-

which the

Poole's Parnassus.

as the icicles of severest

Landon.

stone.

Cold as any

8$ others.

Prince of Tyre. Lillo.

frost.

W.

Scott.

Cold and heavy as


Chaucer.

as snow.

as a

Beaumont

8$

as a snow-ball. Play, Pericles

-as falling

from Boreal snow. Thomson.


snow.

as nipping

Wilson, Author of Isle of Palms.

northern congelation. G. G. Douvilly.


Fletcher,

as frozen drop of wintry dew. Sir

on carved

N.

Cold as mountain

fy others.

Colder

charitiless as winter frosts.

December's night. G. Soane

Harington,

as winter's

Cold as winter's

Carew, Pope.

as winter snows.

Marsh.

as winter nights. Behn.

than the wintry starry nights. A. Hill.

snow. Rawlins.

as winter blasts.

Poole's Parnassus.

snow. Dryden.

As

the blast

Colder than the mountain's

than snow on Scythian mountains.


than Thracian snows. E. Young.

Crown, Centlivre.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher.

than Friezeland snow. A. Brewer.

snow. Sir W, Davenant.


snow. Madan.

Cold and chaste as northern

Cold and unsullied as the mountain

Cold as the bleak northern winds upon the

Merry Devil of Edmonton. as glaciated


snow on the bleak Euxine promontory. Douvilly. as the
snowy Alps. N. Richards. as Alpine snow. G. Sandys, G.
Cold as the white head of the Appenine.
Powell, 8$ others.

face of winter. Play,

COL
Cold as the proud tops of those
whose heads are wrapt in everlasting snow,

Play, Muleasses the Turk,


aspiring

hills,

though the hot sun

them every day. Play, Valentinian.


Mrs. Manley. as snow or hail

roll o'er

snow on tallest
dissolved. Chapman.
as

hills.

North. Glapthome, Powell.

frozen zone.

Fletcher.

region of the

Poole

Parnassus.

Northern

Marmion.

air.

Langhorne.

breast.

J.

Vanbrugh.

Fletcher.

as the

Beaumont

as

8$

the middle

water.

frozen

its

as the

wave of Hebrus' wintry


Chapman. as the

as the

Cold and chaste as

when winter locks

8$

Oldmixon.

as old Saturn.

star.

Stygian

as

frozen stream. Banks.


ocean,

Beaumont

is.

of the frozen north.

as the

as northern blasts. Prior. Colder

of comfort than the frozen north


as the regions

T. Morton.

as an ice-house.

bosom

the Northern

is

up, against the

ma-

invading oar. James Miller.

Cold was her brow, and


pallid was her cheek as ocean's foam. James Bird.
as the dew
riner's

the stone

A.Seward.
Mother Shipton. E. Young, fy
as the bed of death.
the hand of death. Dryden.
Glapthome.

distils.

as the falling dews.

as death. Plays, Landgartha,

others.

as

Otway.

dew of death. N.

as the

Cold as

Ibid.

when Merit

cold as great ones

Duke of

Guise.

L.

Quarles,

charity.

Colder than the grave.

Lee.

begs.

E chard.

Otway.

Appear

as age.

Poem, Paradise of Coquettes.

as a frown.

as

Settle,

as

the Thracian shepherdess that tends her harmless flocks on

the bleak mountain's top covered with snow, that feeds on


roots and herbs,

and drinks the

chastest vestal.

Ibid.

Cold as a
others.

well.

R. Hurst.

Chaucer.

as a stone.

pale.

others.

as the

C. Lennox.

Chaucer, Lidgate,

8$

W. Davenant as marble.
Than marble more cold and

as the feet of rocks. Sir

Tatham, Gildon, and

more

icy brook.

Colder than fountains.

The Minstrel, a poem.

Cold and white as marble.

as marble tombs. Mrs. Manley. any


marble
Turbervile, H. Carey.
a marble monument.
Cold and hard
a marble
Haring+on. as
Beaumont
Poetical Miscellany.
Cold and
as
hardened
the virgin
Beaumont
Cornwall,

8$ others.

as

stone.

as

as

Settle.

crystal.

8$

as

pillar.

Fletcher,

crystal.

fy

Fletcher.

COM
How

Play,

clay.

and as dull

fy others.

more

to fire.

cold. Sir

8f others.

W. Rowley.

COMELY

he

as the earth

Than

HooWs

me

Bar-

Ariosto.

a mountain

Colder to

lies

Musco-

than adamant

Beaumont 8$ Fletcher,
W. Davenant. as Aquarius.
moon. Colman Jun.

Cold as a cucumber.

Otway.

L. Sharp,

W. Davenant.

others.

fy

as lead. Alex.

an asp.

as

Colder than salamanders. Donne.


vite

fy others.

Play, Fatal Union.

too.

T. Heywood,

clay,

a good Wife. N. Cotton,

T. Bayly, T. Porter,

as earth.
on,

to choose

as a fish. Sir

as the virgin

as rising day.

Otway.

Comelier than the silver

clouds that dance on zephyrs' wings before the King of heaven.

G. Peele.

dewy

R. Davenport.

as the well spread cedar.

rose. Pitt,

as the

Oxford Sausage.

COMFORTABLE as rest to weary men. Barclay.


COMFORTING as breaking light. Sir W. Davenant.
COMFORTLESS as frozen water to a starved snake.

Shake-

spear.

COMMAND like law.


kings.

N. Rowe.

Commanding

Donne.

as the breath of

Speak as commanding as a constable

at

midnight. R. Taylor.

COMMISERATE as

COMMON as the
air.

Crowne.

live.

as the air

as the light or air in

as the day.

as for a

man who

T. Goff.

Gower.

that

as a cart-way. Pierce
St.

mount

as sickness. J. Webster.

he could bear
as the

Vision.

as

the Capitol. Shakespear,

as

PasauiVs Nightcap.

as

dirt.

in

Hybla. Lilly.

stairs

Fielding.

as the tainted shambles, or the dust

as bees

it

as the street. John

way
the
WestminDurfey.
the

Plowman's

dust. Ibid.

Drijden.

Albans and London. Shakespear.

ster-hall.

as light or

which we breathe and

feels pain to fancy that

better in any other part. Dr. Johnson.

between

Crowne, Dryden.

as the light.

tunate
air.

Chapman, Lansdowne, others. as vital


which we breathe. Play, Unfor-

air.

Usurper.
G. Sandys.
Watts.

J.

pitying angels. Jane Wiseman.

we

as

tread.

as hares in Atho. Ibid.

CON

as fowls in the air.

winds. Sir
in taverns.

Ibid.

as fishes. F. Boothby.

as the

W. Davenant. as the sand. Sylvester. as glasses


H. Shirley. as any tavern door. Play, The Fleir.

as a barber's glass. Suckling.

CONCENTRATE like rays into one focus. Byron.


CONFIDENT as justice. Beaumont ty Fletcher. as Jove.

as Hercules. Marston.

Shakespear.

Jonson.

as the falcon's flight against a bird.

Duchess of Newcastle.

as day.

CONFORMABLE

as the melting

wax

to the

impressed

seal.

Hervey.

J.

CONFUSION worse than Babel. J. H. Stevenson.


CONSPICUOUS as the brightness of a star. W. Cowper. More
conspicuous even than the sun in clearest majesty. B. Barnes.

as the sun at

CONSTANT

noon day. 0.

S. Wandesford.

as substance.

More conspicuous than pyramids. Dr.

Shakespear.

N.

as the sun.

Field.

as the sun that

course, though storms and tempests

Johnson.

keeps

lowering clouds awhile obscure his brightness. Lillo.


Watts,

day.

others.
fy

G. Fitzgerald.
star.

Durfey.

as the heavens.

is

Tillotson.

as the stars that never

move.

as the

Henry

Siddons.

The

north. J. Shirley, Pilon.

or the needle to

its

pole.

as the

as the morn.

as the northern
true, fixed,

needle

Otway.

centre.

as the needle to the adamant. Dekker.

pole.

whose

and

no fellow in the firmament. Shake-

that never vary. Mirandola.

Mrs. Brooke.

as the northern star, of

resting quality, there


spear.

as light.

its

vex the nether sky, and

is

as the stars

Chapman,

J.

Day.

as the needle to the

not more constant to the

as the returning sun, the fixed stars,

Play, Fickle Shepherdess.

as tides,

E. Young. as gliding waters roll, whose swelling tides obey


as the dove. Poetical Calendar, The Dupe,
the moon. B. Booth.
turtle.
A. Portal. as the turtle-dove. Durfey,
as
a
others.
8$
as the turtle to its mate. Banks,
as pining turtles. N. Lee.
the
widowed dove. Sir W. Scott.
and
true
as
Constant
others.
ty

as

Penelope.

Devices of sundry Gentlemen, Play,

Wily

CO u

beguiled, fy others.

as

Penelope to her mate. Gascoigne.

Day.

as

courage to the brave. N. Lee.

Lucretia. J.

diamond's standing

More

constant

Gildon.

as the wheels of time.

Peaps.

than miser to his gold.

as dying martyrs.

as

as the

Constant as Jove the night

Tate.

light.

and day bestows. Pope.

C. Johnson.

TV.

Cowper.

truth.

as

as holy faith. /.

B.

Burges.

CONTAGIOUS.

CONTEND
hill,

More

contagious than the plague. Lidgate.

together, like gales of spring, as they fly along the

and bend by turns the feebly whistling grass. Ossian.

CONTENT as saints in visions. C. Philips.


CONTRARY as light to darkness. South, Tillotson. as
is

Chapman.

to black.

trary

as black to white.

C. Butler.

white

Con-

and opposite as yea and nay, as black and purest white.

Quarles.

as sloth

CONVINCING

is

to virtuous business. Lidgate.

any

as

demonstration

the mathematics.

in

South.

COOL

as Christmas.

Henry Vaughan.
Farmer's Boy.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher.

as virgin

as the grot of Thetis, hid beneath the vaulted ocean.


as

morning dew.

gushing

rill.

Cawthorn.
Virtue.
tion.

TV.

COPIOUS

snow.

budding spring.
as breath of vernal air from snowy Alp. Milton.
as the blast that checks the

Preston's

App. Rhodius.

as patience.

as age.

Otway.

Cawthorn.

Thompson.

as a

as night.

A. Marvel,

as charity. Play, Neglected

as a sage's

morning contempla-

cucumber. Gay, Macnally.

as bounty. Savage.

Young Hypocrite,

Glover.

Cool and translucent as the

/. Smith.

in Footers

Copious and rich as Pactolus.

Comic Theatre.

CORAL as Aurora's cheek. Play, Costly


COUCH like spaniels. Dryden. as a
Couching as a rated hound. Sir

Whore.
lion.

Sacred Script.

TV. Scott.

COVETOUS as Demas. South.


COUNTLESS as the rays of light.
D2

Savage.

as

sun-beams.

cou

Montgomery.

W. Cowper.

the sand. Parnell.

as

as the sea-side sands.

A. Cherry.

as the sea-beat sand.

COURAGEOUS as Hercules. Play, Love A-la-mode.


COURTEOUS as a friend. W. Cowper. as monarch the
he

is

COY

morn

crowned. Sir W. Scott.

as a maid.

Chaucer.

as Daphne. Smith. More


the plant that shrinks

coy

J.

than a wanton kid. Fraunce.

at the

as

approach of man. Poole's Parnassus.

CRAFTY as a fox. Corye.


CRAGGY as the Alps. Play, Valiant
CRANK as a peacock. Medwall.

CRAWL like

snails.

CREEP

shadows by him.

like

E. Ward.

Two

like a snail.

boy

like a

Landon.

as a sunset hour. Ibid.

CROAK like a raven. Shakespear, Dekker.


CROOKED as the crescent. Sheridan. as

a chestnut bough.

W. Davenant.

CROUCH like a cur.

Duchess of Newcastle.

worrying sheep. Beaumont


Sir

after a butterfly.

Harlequins, a Farce.

CRIMSON as the morning sky.

Sir

Creep close as

Shakespear.

snake in hidden weeds. Spenser.


Duffet.

Welshman.

W.

Scott.

fy

Fletcher.

like a cur taken

like chastened

hound.

whelp awed by the heaving of

like a

his

master's hand. Rawlins.

CROUDING like

the waves of ocean. Byron.

as flowers that play in

CROW like
CRUEL

Chapman, Broome,

Sacred Script., South,

More

8$ others.

March. Sir W. Davenant.

E. Smith.

fy

others.

as the ocean

as the grave.
.

when

it

raves.

More

cruel than the main. Lansdo?vne.

cruel than a winter storm.

crustes.

Crouding thick

winds. Moore.

chanticleer. Shakespear.

as death.

Fanshaw.

summer

Oldmixon.

Cruel as the winds in

as Caligula. Fielding.

as a tiger.

Sir P. Sidney,

as

others.

Pro-

as

DAR
a tiger or bear. Play, Gentleman

Newcastle.

than

Dryden.

than

cruel than the

wild tigers.

More

G. Sandys.

bears.

Cruel as

Otrvay.

More

tigers o'er their trembling prey. Ibid.

tiger o'er his spoil.

More

Cit, in Footers Theatre.

cruel than leopards, lions, tigers, wolves.

Duchess of

cruel than even-

ing beasts that creep from savage den. Play, Youth's Comedy.

than

CUNNING

Gildon.

Scylla, or the syrens.

as serpents. Farquhar.

Ward.

as foxes.

The Ball.
monkey. T.

as a witch. Play,

W. Davenant.
E. Ward, T.

as a travelled spy. Sir

CURRENT as the air. Randolph, H. Dell.


CURVED like the crescent moon. Southey.
CUT down like poppies by the reaper's hand.

as a

Lansdowne.

D.

DANCE like a

kid.

Sir

W. Davenant.

like the

ocean spray.

Landon.

DANGEROUS

A.

Hill.

Dangerous as

More dangerous than rocks

spear.

More dangerous

J. Ford.

as infection.

shoals and rocks.

baits to fish.

or seas. Dennis.

DARE like a foolish fly, whose vexing wings urge


to

burn her as she

and winds

DARK

I'll

sings.

N.

Yet

Lee.

than

Shake-

the slow flame

like a rock,

both sea

Daring as despair. Sewell.

dare. Ibid.

Dark and obscure


fy others.
Dark and profound as hell. Lillo. Darker
Poole's Parnassus.
Dark as Erebus. Shake-

as hell. Studley, Spenser,

as hell. Randolph.

than Acheron.
spear.

as despair. Settle.

as ignorance. Shakespear, Savage.

as night. Lidgate, Shakespear,

Sir T. Moore.

ebon night. W. Churchey.

8$ others.

as the sullen night.

as midnight. Habington,

as the

A.

as

gloomy

night.

Poole's Parnassus.

womb

as

of night. /. Shirley.

Hill, Sf others.

as a

December

D
D. Terry.

midnight.

AR
sable night.

Dark

Donne.
Sir

there.

Darker than black-

The Rape,

ty

as if the funeral of light

Davenant.

TV.

Bird.

Tate.

8$

Dark

as the

hushed

as the darksilence of the

as the night that veils the tomb. /.

Dark and drear as death. Play,

as death. Cumberland.

Fair Circassian.

Brady

TV. Scott.

Dark

Otway.

grave.

as the mansions of the dead.

as the

J. Corye.

silent as the grave.

N. Rowe.

as the grave,

ness of the grave. Sir

were celebrated

A. Cowley. Play,

as the grave.

Dark and

others.

Dark and gloomy

Dark

T. Heywood.

as the Egyptian night. Poole 's Parnassus.


ness.

Darwin's Botanic

as meridian night.

Darker than pitchy

Garden.

Psalms, by

drowzy mansion-house of sleep.

Poole's

a
mouth.
a dungeon.
which no beam of comfort
a dungeon
Jonson.
Campbell.
a
Fragments
Massinger.
Montgomery, Landon,
of Ancient Poetry. a thunder
vapours gathering storms compose. Trans

Parnassus.

as

wolf's

as

winter.

Sir TV. Scott.

as

in

as

enters.

as

as

cloud.

cloud.

as the

Sf others.

Darken like clouds, whose


Montgomery. Dark like the
as the
sun, when he carries a cloud on his face. Ossian.
troubled face of the moon, when it foretells the storms. Ibid.
lation of Voltaire's Henriade.

shadows

o'er the landscape sail.

M. R,

as the evening storm.

Mitford.

as gathering tem-

wrapt in midnight gloom. Boyd. Dark and gloomy as


the ocean on a cloudy day. Virgin of the Sun, Play from
Dark and troubled as Cretan seas, when vexed
Kotzebue.
pests,

Dark

by warring winds. Smith.

raven's wing.

Ossian.

E. Young.

as Ethiops.

Garth.

as pitch.

Miscellany.

as a raven.

Colman.

as the

as the raven's plumage. Sir TV. Scott.

as

an oven. Fraunce.

Chaucer, Sidney,

Dark and

8? others.

as

any

coal.

as jet. Dryden's

cold as a Greenland midnight.

/.

O'Keeffe.

DARKNESS

DART

thick as

like light.

ill

met clouds can make. Sir

B. Martyn.

like lightning.

TV.

Davenant.

C. Johnson, So-

of Jove. Countess of Winchilsea. like


lightning from a summer's cloud. Sir TV. Scott.
like a shoot-

mervile.

like the bolt

DEA
ing star.

Byron.

Duchess of Newcastle.
hounds. Sir W, Scott. like the

like the deer before the

Dart down as swift as a hawk

dolphin from the shark. Ibid.

upon a partridge.

DASH

James Ralph, Manley,

sun-beam.

like a

Darting as Apollo's beams.

Keate.

Dart

Meteor-like, the gleam darts through the void. G.

fy others.

like

C.

Bumaby.
Dash down like
Dashed on like a

waves against the shore. Watts.

an Alpine cataract of snow. Montgomery.


spurred blood-horse in a race. Byron.

DAUNTLESS

as death. Prior.

pounced bird of

as the strong

Jove. Grainger.

DAZZLE

like the sun. Play,

others.
fy

H.

sun in his me-

like the

Dazzling as the

zling like the break of morn.

Palms.

light.

others.

Shakespear.

others.
fy

Author of

Isle of

N. E. Kinder sley.

as clay.

Otway.

as a stone.

as a door-nail. Shakespear, T. Shadwell,

Otway.

as a

fy others.

monument. Sir W. Davenant.

Merry Milk-maids of Islington.

DEADLY
flood of

as

the sting of satire.

Acheron or Styx.

deadly than a
basilisk.

mad

Cawthorn.

Doyne's

as the eye of basilisk.

Duchess of Newcastle, N. Lee,

to intercession as the ear of death.

Lee, S. Foote.

as the baleful

Tasso.

dog's tooth. Shakespear.

R. Greene.

DEAF as death.
N.

Daz-

Pope, Cawthorn.

as a herring. Play, Landgartha. Nabbs,

as a stock-fish.

Play,

dazzling

ruddy gold. Preston's

Dazzling as a bright dagger suddenly unsheathed.

as earth.

Chaucer,

in

/. Wilson,

Specimens of Hindoo Literature, by

DEAD

Killigrew,

More

Ravenscroft.

light.

behold than orient suns, that dawn

App. Rhodius.

ty

the Third.

Shadwell. Thus, like the sun encircled with his beams,

ridian.

he dazzles with excess of


to

Edward

like a cloudless sun. Pope.

Poison,

fy

E. Irving.

others.

as the remorseless sea.

deaf to prayers than winds and seas. Milton.

Deaf

as the dead.

as the sea, Shakespear, Fraunce,

as the stormy sea. Tate.

more

Deadly as the
John Gait.

ty

others.

Corye.

More

Deaf as winds

DE A
and seas are

my

Deaf

Wandesford.

to the sailor's prayers.

to

prayers, as seas and winds to sinking mariners. Dryden.

Deaf

Brown.

as the storm to sinking virtue's groan.

stone. Turbervile, Stevenson.

as rocks.

as a

Turbervile, J. Shirley,

Deaf as rocks unto the billowing surges of the sea.


Deaf as the wind, and as the rocks unshaken.

<$ others.

Play, Bastard.

Otway.
seas

Banks.

less seas.

others.
fy

as adders, winds, or the remorse-

as adders.

Beaumont fy Fletcher, Shakespear,

Dryden.

as adders,

than the adder

and
is.

Deaf and more


Deaf and
Deaf as the adder,

Lee.

Sir F. Fane.

to.

when with grounded head and


sound barred

N.

as deadly.

Play, Faithful Shepherd.

inexorable as adders sung

circled form, her avenues of

one slant eye watches the charmer's

safely,

Deaf as the flint. Ogilvie.


mercy than the famished wolf that tears the bleating
Deaf as a post. Colman.
Smollett.

than trees. Waller.


to

DEAR as his

soul's

redemption. Shakespear.

as

as

fy

life.

Whetstones,

Beaumont

Dearer than

as air.

others.

Dearer than

my

others.
ty

G.

Marston.
M. G. Lewis. than
T. Killigrew.

kid.

Dear as my soul's bliss.


heaven. Play, Arden of Feversham. Poem,

Shakespear, Machin,

South Downs.

lips

More deaf
More deaf

waste on the wind his baffled witchery. Southey.

soul.

as

as winds.

as the billows.

fierce

Gildon.

C. Davenant, Lans-

as a storm.

others.

Higgons.

as

Deaf and inexorable as a storm. Bevil


N. Lee. Play, Different Widows, 8$ others.
northern wind. Play, Ungrateful Favourite. T. May.

downe,

as the rocks, or winds, or raging seas.

and rocks. Bedloe.

Fletcher,

ty

air or

eye-sight.

the vital air I breathe. Dryden, Hooles

Ariosto.

Dear

Dearer than
Hill.

to

warmth

my

that feeds

one who fears to

Fletcher,

Dearly prized as

precious to
vital

life

Beaumont

breath.

A.

as the vital

die.

T. Cibber.
life.

heart than the

N.

my life.
Lee.

than

Jonson.

life's

More

Otway.

than my
best joys.

dear,

warm blood which

more

feeds

its

Dear as the drops that warm my


the ruddy drops that warm my heart.

motion. R. Dodsley.

heart.

Gray,

H. More.

as

in Dodsleifs Collection.

Dear beyond the crimson

tide

DE A
warms

that

round

cling

my

in

this heart.

Matthew West.

my

T. Maurice.

heart.

A. Murphy.

veins.

Dearer

as the

life

blood

cir-

as the drops that circled

my

to

my

Dearer than

Gildon.

drops.

my

heart than

life's

Play, The Ghost.

blood.

him as life blood to his heart. T. Middleton, H. Boyd.


mine own heart. Cockain. Dearer than the blood
bathes my heart. HooWs Ariosto.
Dear as my heart's

Dear
Dear

to

as

that

purple drops.

ty

Dear to me as light and


or life. Henry Siddons.
eye. Burns.

Dear

to

my

my

sight than the

night. Shepherd's Lottery.

A.

Lillo,

fy

Dear

Fielding.

my

as the light that

than light,

light.

gay

W. Dave-

that gild the

me than light.

to

my

light of hea-

Sir

fires

Dearer

my

eyes. Hoole's

new-born

Dearer to

others.

me

heart as the light to

eyes than

gloom of

Glap-

eyes.

Play, Alarbas.

Dearer to

my

to these eyes as is the

Dearer to

Hill,

my own

as

as light.

Burns.

life.

Dearer to

ven, Hartson.
nant.

others.

as the light that shines before

Dear

Ariosto.

Dear

Sylvester.

Killigrew,

T.

thorne.

Dearer than the apple of

Play, Zenobia.

mine eye. Marlowe,

soul than light.

shows the lurking rock.

Dear as to dungeon slaves the solar gleam.


Maurice's Elegiac Poem on Sir W. Jones.
as the light to eyes

James Thomson.

but just restored and healed of blindness. Otway.

More dear to
HooWs Ariosto.

Shahespear.

liberty.

light, or vital air.

Dearer than day

G. R. Dixon.

Dearer

Dearer than eyesight, space, and

than sight. T. Morton.

her than golden beams of

Dear

as the solar

beam.

whom sight must leave.

to one

Loved her dearly as his life. Lidgate. Dearer than


Duke of Buckingham. Dear as life to me.
Chapman. Dear to me as life and glory. N. Rowe. Dearer than

N.

Lee.

life

or love. Sheffield

life.

Gildon, Hayley,

fy others.

Hayley. Dear as honour to

H. Downing. as

Pindar.
life,

my virtue, or my
to

querors.

me
TV.

than

all

Preston.

to

my heart than glory.

Otway.

as honour. P.

innocence. Blackmore. Dear as

fame. Centlivre.

desire of fame. . Johnson.

Dearer

Dearer

my name.

Dear

to

my soul

Dearer than our fame.

my

as the

J. Shirley.

the laurelled fame of blood-stained con-

Dearer

to

me

than the smiles of kings,

DEA
my hopes of glory, or immortal fame.
me

Dearer

to

Dearer

to these eyes

than

all

than

all

heaven

that

e'er

Guy Earl of Warwick.

Dearer

Dearer to

the world united. Pye.

weary pilgrims, or

my

than

all

my eyes

in

the

than

soul than rest to

Dearer than

Otway.

to misers, gold.

gave to charm

me

dear to

Centlivre.

Goring.

Play, Honest Lawyer.

the sun to earth.

is

than empire.

after fight.

More

the sense of man.

world. Play,

Cenllivre.

than shouts of triumphs

Hayley, Goring.

all

the joys vain empire yields, or than to youthful monarchs

conquered

Dryden. Dear as freedom. Oldmixon.

fields.

Dearer

as the raptured thrill of joy. Burns.

Dear

kindred. Behn.

Dear

to

as a parent. Pope.

Potter's Eschylus.

me

my

to

as fraternal affinity.

Dear

soul than

C. Macklin.

as an only child to a fond parent.

More dear to him than penitent children


The exulting angel who shall call to

are to parents. Banks.

glory the

spirits

of the just, never prove a visitant more dear

to raptured saints

awakened from the slumber of the grave,


Dear as younglings to

than thou art to thy father. Hayley.

Dearer than house, or property, or

dam. Spenser.

their

chil-

than Plutus' mine. Shakespear. than a


diamond's mine. Dr. John Browne. than diamond. Fraunce.
of departed
than gold. C. Johnson. than
the voice of
the proud. P.
Cumberland. Dear
hackney coachmen signs of
Pindar.
Dearer
the golden honey
than the
Dear
the
budding
Thurlow. vernal showers
Burns.
dren.

Cumberland.

relics

as

as to

rain. Ibid.

spring. Settle.

As

as

as

bee.

saints.

flattery to

to

is

flowers.

to

flowers that fade in burning day at evening find the dew-

drop dear. Langhorne.

DEATHLESS as
DECAY like the

Dear

as

autumn

grass of the

approach of day. Rolle,


flowers

when

in

Ossian.

hill.

wither in the solar ray. Parnell.

As

to the farmer.

Burns.

the soul. Bruce.

like

weeds that

like stars that melt at the

Dodsleys

Collection.

blighted by the eastern gale

Shrink from the nipping blast deform'd and pale,

Or

languid wither in o'erwhelming shade,

Thus on her cheek

the vernal rose decay'd.

Ogilvie.

DEL
DECEITFUL.

More

tyrannous, and

deceitful,

than sy-

fell,

and devouring flame. Smollett.

rens, tempests,

Deceitful as

the surface of the deep. Merry.

DECLINE

like sickening flowers, that fade

and

fall

before the

Decline the head as full-blown pop-

blighting wind. Landon.

pies over-charged with rain.

Drooping

Pope.

as with un-

gentle showers the rose o'er-charged with wet declines her

head.

As

C. Cotton.

a crimson poppy flower

surcharged

with his seed and vernal humours falling thick, declines his

heavy brow, so his fainting head did bow. Chapman.

now

sinking empire

as hell. Jonson,

Play, Palladius

fy

as the sea his

Deep

Jones.

Irene.

Deep

as

is

Hey wood,

as

is

DEJECTED

as hell

8$ others*

as an ocean. Sir

of Isle of Palms.
others.

fy

heaven

is

high.

W.

as

as to

a well.

as

Chapman.

as thought. Marston.

Savage.

as the lonely dove.

when

as Erebus.

mind. Play, Sulieman.

Southern,

Deep

Watts.

his

Otway, Burns,

sea.

lie.

Parnassus high. Randolph.

reason.

stood,

as

fy others.

Crown.

hell.

/. Wilson, author

Shakespear, Otway.

as

Fletcher,

as

as the ocean

T.

centre.

fy

lowest
the

judgments

the mighty ocean.


the

Beaumont

E. Young.

profound.

by a

Goring.

fierce disease.

DEEP

Our

as swift declines as bodies languish

Gay.

Thus

at the fable's close his conscience

the stern messenger of

God

pronounced,

Israel's

monarch

smote him, while

Thou art the man

Cumberland.

DELECTABLE
and snow

are.

DELICIOUS

as in summer's fervent violence the cold

wind

Barclay.

as the breath of

Maia on

violets diffused.

Thom-

son.-like the sweet south that breathes upon a bank of violets,


as the wind that is
stealing and giving odour. Shakespear.
breathed from Paradise.

morning

Parnell.

as the

dew

that lies on

roses. Jonson.

DELIGHT

like that of a sailor

when

the prize has struck in

DEL
Byron.

battle.

of a miser when

like that

filling his

hoarded

chest, Ibid.

DELIGHTFUL

Duchess of Newcastle.
ton's

music

to the eye, as

Sir P. Sidney.

to the ear.

fancy to poets, music to the ears, or beauty to the eyes.

-as

as the recovery of lost sight. Pres-

No sound is

App. Rhodius.

so delightful to the mother's

ear as the voice of her infant. Specimens of Hindoo Literature

by N. E. Kinder sley.

drops

refresh

Delightful as the copious shower whose

new shorn

the

plain.

Merrick.

as the soft

whispers of the southern wind that play through trembling

Dry den.

trees.

as

from the

breathes every gale. Gay.


ful

May

More

invites soft

violets'

when

as

Zephyr

bank with odours sweet

the smiling face of youth-

to her fragrant lap. J. G. Cooper.

delightful than blooming morn's approach, even then in

youthful prime of opening

May when

from the portals of the

and ambrosial dews. T.

saffron east, she sheds fresh roses

Warton.

DELUGE.

Thy

barbarous foes like a destructive flood, deluge

thy lands, and sweep thy wealth away. Alexander Bicknell.

DELUSIVE

as a dream. Fenton.

as a midnight dream.

Caw-

thorn.

DEMONSTRATIVE.
truth.

Marmion.

DEMURE

It

is

as Euclid.

and chaste as any

murely as a
murely as

saint.

Drums

melt

in

Duchess of Newcastle.
vestal nun. Pope.

Play, Shoemakers Holiday.

he were asking his

if

Jack

a principle as demonstrative as

Entertainment.

father's

Demure

your mouth. Ravenscroft.

Look as
Look as

blessing.

dede-

Play,

would not
demure as a cat.

as if butter

Sitting as

Cumberland.

DEPART

like mist

when

it

flies

the brightening vale. Ossian.

before the rustling wind along

My fame is

departed like morn-

ing mist. Ibid.

DESCEND
Descend

as gently as night

like purifying rain.

dews

fall

Watts.

R. Blair.
Descend copiously like

to the earth.

DIF
rain. /.

Descend

Hervey.

like a serenely setting sun. Jenyns.

W. Davenant. Descend in

like the bright officer of day. Sir

majesty as Jove to Semele. Play, Triumphs of Virtue. Descend

managed

like the

HooWs

falcon on the dove.

Sleep

Ariosto.

descends upon the eye-lids of the happy, like heaven's dew-

Descend

drops on the earth, cool and refreshing. Colman.

of Isle of Palms.

softly as snow-flakes. J. Wilson, author

DESTROY

Even

Drayton. A. Hill.

a general plague.

like

your eyes

like basilisks destroy. J. Tracy.

the tempest in

its

rage

Bursts not with greater fury to destroy,

Than

darts thy vengeance on thy feeble foe.

DESTRUCTIVE
cient Poetry.

as the frost that bites

the plain, destructive, dreadful. R.

My

heart detests

Detest her as a fiend of

DEVOURING as
vening

tribes.

DEVOUT
DIE away

Smithers.

Like rushing waters that deluge

the spring. Shakespear.

DETEST.

H.

Fragments of Anthe first-born infants of

as the lightning of heaven.

him

as the gates of hell. Pope.

PasquiVs Nightcap.

hell.

the deluge.

all

Barfor d.

C. Hopkins.

as the locusts' ra-

T. Maurice.

as vestals. Behn.
like the

Amwell.

evening breeze among the grass of the rocks.

like zephyrs ceasing at the close of day.

Ossian.

like breezes with declining day.

Penrose.

Scott of

like the

breeze that met the orient ray, and 'mid the noon-day fervours
fann'd the grove.

DIFFER

C. Fox.

much as heaven and hell.


much from it as light from
much as the vital heat from

as

Differ as
Differ as

Play, Like will


darkness. Sir

to like.

W.

Scott.

the burning of a fever.

Differ as the fire of heaven differs from that grosser

South.

element which the peasant piles upon his smouldering hearth.

W.
Day.
Sir

Scott.

Differ as far as a

as far as does the sea

DIFFERENCE

as vast as

from

glow-worm from a
fire.

star.

J.

May.

between inadvertency and delibera-

DIF
lion.

As wide

South.

is

the difference between the appear-

it

lay in

as

ance of the world when

primitive chaos without

its

form and void, and the appearance

it

has

now assumed when

resplendent with the light of the sun, and decked with the beauties

of nature. H. Blair.

There

is

as

much difference between

the clear representations of the understanding then, and the

obscure discoveries that

it

makes now,

casement and a key-hole. South.

as

as there

much

between a

is

between white

as

and black. J. Ford. as between jet and ivory. Shakespear


as between a calm and a storm. Duchess of Newcastle.
Difference as great as the brightness of the sun and the slender

light of a candle.

DIFFERENT
evil.

as

Atterhury.

and day.

as

hell.

as light

Centlivre.

diance of a star.

Brewer.

R. Greene.

heaven and

as the light of a

Tillotson.

crabs

Play, Jeronimo.

as sable

glow-worm

ebony

to

good and

as

and darkness. Colman.

Alpine snow.

Browne.

apples of the Hesperides.

to

as night

to the ra-

Their two natures as different are, as the two poles.

/. Shir-

Knowledge perfected by practice, is as much


from mere speculation, as the skill of doing a thing

different

ley.

being told

how

a thing

is

to

be done. Tillotson.

more like than chalk to cheese, than black


Marriage of Wit and Science.

DIFFUSIVE

is,

They

from
are no

to white. Play,

N. Cotton. like the sun. Durfey.


E. Howard. as the air. Peaps. Far dif-

as the light.

as the sun's beams.

fused as fancy's wing can travel. Coleridge.

DILATING

DIM

like the

as the spreading air. Duchess of Newcastle.

darkened moon behind the mist of night. Ossian.

like reflected

pale

moon

in

moon-beams on a

bow just mixing

DIRE

as

when

distant lake. Ibid.

morning day. Sir W.


in the cloud.

Scott.

like the

form dim

as the

Ogilvie.

friends are rankled into foes.

Thomson.

as the

bird of death at midnight sings his dreary howlings in the sick

man's ear. Lusiad.

DIS
DIRTY as earth.
DISAPPEAR as

Fielding.

the early dew. Sacred Script.

cloud. Ibid.

morning

like

Unfortunate Usurper.

DISCONSOLATE

as stars before the sun.

winter trumpet
Cornwall.

when

as

till its

and

Beaumont

the tempest of

failing

men

DISMAYED.

Shadwell.

fy Iris.

Fletcher; Play,

ty

November blew

the

breath went moaning into silence.

Dismal

it

where storms

sounds like the

as the grave.

South,

The wandering gadling

in the

last

Dismal, hateful,

in torture breathe. Ibid.

dispiriting, as darkness.

R. Hurst.

summer- tide

finds the adder with his reckless foot, starts not

that

dismayed more

Like him that wandering

suddenly aside. Sir Thomas Wyatt.


in the

Settle.

as the hidden dwelling of the winds

engender. Sir W. Davenant.

groan which

morning

hath lost her mate. Play, Rhodon

as the depth of hell.

Maid's Tragedy.

as a

as a bee that has lost its sting.

like to a turtle that

DISMAL

stars at the sun's presence. Play,

bushes thick, treads on the adder with his reckless

foot,

reared for wrath, swelling her speckled neck, dismayed gives

back

all

suddenly for

Earl of Surrey.

fear.

DISPARITY

as great as between empire and advice, counsel


and command, between a companion and a governor. South.
Disparity of nature great as between finite and infinite. Ibid.

DISPERSED
and

as chaff before the wind. Merrick.

scattered,

whisked up into the

whirlwinds. Southern.

air,

as a mist that

is

Dispersed

summer dust by
driven away with the
like

beams of the sun and overcome with the heat

thereof.

Wisdom

of Solomon.

DISPROPORTIONATE.

But why do

compare things

to-

gether so infinitely disproportionate as temporal with eternal,


corporeal with spiritual, the death of the body alone, with
the death of soul and body too, or the benches of
the tribunal of

God ?

DISSEMBLING as
Tragedy.

men

with

South.

the sea. Beaumont

$ Fletcher

Play, Maid's

DIS
DISSOLVE

snow.

like

Byron.

ductile

as

W. Thompson.

breath of Vulcan.

wax

as

wax

the

before

before the

fire.

as snow on Salmon at the tepid touch of southern


by slow degrees dissolves. TV. Thompson. like clouds
before sun. Poems on State Affairs.
As a morning dream.

Merrick.

gales

Southey.

DISTANT

as the

moon from

the earth.

globes of heaven and earth. Cibber.

Cooke

Hesiod.

Tillotson.

Play from

as

as

N.

star.

heaven from

Schiller.

W. Rowley.

as earth

Cotton.

as the

as vice

and

virtue.

G. Peele. The Robbers, a

hell.

Your tem-

from pole. Jacob.

as pole

from the sky.

is

per and mine are distant as the poles. J. Corye.

DISTASTEFUL
DISTIL
Distil

like

as death. Play, Spanish

early dew.

Watts.

more sweetly than

like

Bawd.
heavenly dew.

the dew. J. Hervey.

Ibid.

as the evening

dew. Ibid.

DISTRESSFUL
nest,

like the plaintive bird

who views

and mourns her ravished young. Antigone,

the plundered
in

Greek Tra-

gic Theatre.

DISTURBED and broken like a sick man's sleep. Prior.


DOCILE as schooled infancy. R. C. Maturin.
DOLEFUL and sweet as waking nightingales when they repeat
in groves their tragic tales.

DOUBLING
DOUBT.
she

is

and turning

N.

like a

Full of doubts and doubles like a hunted hare

near tired. Dryden.

mounts and

the brand. Ibid.

Doubtful

it

do cling together and choke


it

as

Dread him

bad

when

Doubtful and hovering like ex-

piring flame that

DREAD

Lee.

hunted hare. Dryden.

falls

by

turns,

and trembles

o'er

stood as two spent swimmers that

their art. Shakespear.

as a beggar does a whipping-post.

as calf the bear, or sheep the wolf.

E. Ward.
Weber

old

Metrical Romances.

DREADFUL as celestial hate.

Pope.

-as heaven's curses.

Glap-

DRI
thorne.

Mars. N. Rowe, E. Smith.

as

Pope, Hurst,

war. /. Oldmixon.

More

spear.

than

is

Noise,

others.

as the god of war.


more dreadful than the din of

Dreadful as the mandrake's groan. Shake-

N. Lee, Centlivre, fy others.


Anne Countess of Winchilsea.

dreadful than death.

the frown of Jove.

Dreadful as the sight of a death's head. Play, Abdicated Prince.

More

dreadful than the blackest night. Blackmore.

depth of blackest night. C. Hopkins,

than a tempest. Middleton.


Campbell.
thunder.
G.

C. Cotton.

as lightning.

W. Rose.

rocky isle. Byron.


P. Sidney.

I will

More
come

Sewell.

midnight cloud. Dr. John Browne.

enced mariners. C. Hopkins.

than the

Dryden's Miscellany.

Dreadful as the storm.

Gildon,

as

in

like

Pye,

as killing thunder.

as lightning

from the

as the sea to inexperi-

ocean warring against a

dreadful than howling of a wolf. Sir

in terror clad,

more dreadful than the

pest that walks in midnight darkness. Dr. John Browne. Pause,

dreadful as

when a multitude expect

the earthquake's second

shock. Southey.
a phantom train

Of shapes

infernal, dreadful as the

band

Raised by infuriate fancy to torment

Some wretched maniac

in his wildest hours,

When ghastly demons burst upon his eye,


When nought assail his ear but shrieks of woe,
And Horror's deadly fiend with iron hand
Grasps

DREARY
taire's

Ibid.

Chaos ere

Charles Fox.

creation's reign.

Translation of Vol-

Henriade.

DRINK
bow

as

his convulsive heart.

as earth imbibes the shower.

drinks the dew.

Ibid.

T. Moore.

as ocean quaffs

as the sun inhales the sea. Ibid.

My

up

as the rain-

the rivers.

drooping soul

drinks up your words as the parched earth does a refreshing

shower. Ravenscroft.

As

the drooping flower parched

sun drinks up the balmy dew. /. B. Surges.


fish.

Durfey, Farquhar,

Drayton.

others.
fy

Drink water

Drink

by the
like a

like a fleece.

DRI
DRIVEN as the smoke out of a chimney.
away
is

like the dissolving

wind of heaven.

Sacred Script.

floor.

W.

Sir

as the chaff that

Scott.

as faded

by autumn's wind. Pollok.

leaves

DROOP

Driven

Sacred Script.

Hervey.

/.,

driven with a whirlwind out of the

like chaff before the

Shakespear.

like over-ripened corn.

like the lily beaten

down with

rain. Play,

Gay.

like a lily.

Nero.

like a lily

morning shower she droops her head. J. Miller. like


over-charged with rain. Byron. Like a lily drooping

in a

smoke.

lily

she

bowed her head. Gay.

as a lily at the blighting gale.

lovely
much morning dew. Chapman.
a
morning dew. Dryden.

Percy, in Dodsley's Collection.


Prestwich.

wet.

like tulips

violets over-charged

like

like

fair

with morning dews. C. Cotton.

with too

like a rose surcharged with

flower o'er-charged with

Drooping

morning dew. C. Johnson.

T.

over-charged with

like roses over-charged

Droop

like the

spread rose

Drooping

beneath the inclement shower. Smollett.

like the

nipped flower. Royal Merchant, Comic Opera. Droop and


hang his head like flowers oppressed with showers. T. Killichill

Thou

grerv.
its

musk

hast seen the

bashful beauties to the sun,

descended, crushed
its fair

Her

fair

rose newly blown disclose

an unfriendly chilling storm

blushing glories in their prime, bowed

all its

head and blasted all

H. More.

till

form,

sweetness

its

more lovely

so drooped the maid.

in distress, droops like

the tender blossom of the spring, beat

by the gathered

force

of pitiless showers. Play, Fair Circassian.


with such a patron,
Fair learning towers above the carping crowd,

And

useful merit all

Whilst

By

its

powers expands

left unshelter'd in

slander blasted, and

the wilds of nature,

by want bow'd down,

Like an exotic to the north expos'd,


The fairest flow'rs of genius droop and

die.

Play, True Patriotism.

So the chaste

flow'r,

whose copious incense pour'd,

Glads ev'ry sense, and charms the ravish'd eye,

DRY
That spreads

its

blushing beauties to the sun,

Untimely cropt by some rude gazer's hand,


Dejected droops, and

in its

bloom decays.

Herminius

Drooping

like a

Espasia, by Hart,

8$

blossom of the spring that wintry gales have

strook. Harriet Lee.

Like a tender plant o'ercharged with

Droop

dew, thus droop your lovely head. Goring.


plants surcharged with storm

and languish on the

As the

Rhodius.

ers. Fielding.

Byron.

Like

Byron.

N.

sits.

as youthful

their moist heads,

bent to the roots. Preston's App.

plain,

like

by the storm she drooped.

fair

flower beneath a storm.

Droop in beauteous spring like blasted


Droop like the faded flower. C. Fox.

Thomas Cooke.
a willow.

hang

rain,

floweret blighted

She drooped

Smithers.

and

flow-

like

as a wild-born falcon with clipped wing.

to a turtle that hath lost her mate,

drooping she

Field.

DROP as the rain.

Sacred Script.

like leaves

in

autumn. Car-

Drop down like an autumn leaf. Sir W.


Davenant. like summer fruit from shaken trees. W. Cartwright.
like mellow fruit. Dr. Porteus.
Drop as autumn's
sickliest grain. E. Young.
They dropped before his blows
Gay,

lell,

like

fy

mellow

DROWN

fruit before the

like a boundless

Drown our

Whirligig.
liant

others.

winds of autumn. G* Soane.

ocean deep enraged. Play, Cupid's

land like to an inundation. Play, Va-

Welshman.

DROWZY as a dormouse.

T. Heywood,
W. Cowper.

clicking of a clock.

DRUNK as
pig. P.

a bacchanal. Durfey.

Pindar.as a common

a piper. Gay.

Coffey, 8$ others.

owl.

DRY
Dry

like

as rats in the Canaries.

dew

South.

Gay.

as the

as

as

as a lord. Jevorn,

Glapthorne.

as an

as a mouse. Ingeland.

at the ascending sun.

Play, Honest Lawyer.

summer. T. Heywood.

as dust.

Play, The Puritan.

an emperor. Centlivre.

as the parched

vester,

as David's sow.

fldler.

as

Duke of Newcastle.
up

S. Sheppard.

Durfey.

E2

as pumice.

as saw-dust.

Syl-

H. Higden.

UL

as pepper. Dekker.

as a sponge. Durfey.

der biscuit after a voyage.

More dry

ley.

DULL as death.

Chapman. Your

to

as night.

Shakespear,

itself in ease

cloudy day. Duchess


Fickle Shepherdess.
tleman.

disposition

as the remain-

more

is

as the

moon

/.

*S7/ir-

dull than if

Dull

Duller than the

week

fat

as

that roots

Dull as Decem-

R. Bloomjield.

as winter's sleet.

John Gait.

eclipsed.

on Lethe's wharf. Shakespear.

Mirandola.

ber.

as a bone.

be chief mourner at a corpse. Glapthorne.

Mirandola.

is.

than a fever. R. Brome.

you were
Lethe

Shakespear.

as

of Newcastle. as a rainy day. Play,


as a weeping willow. Play, Country Gen-

Dull as any log. Poems on State Affairs.

than a post. Swift, Gay,

others.

than

Duller

the edge of a buf-

Dull as the muddy


foon's wooden falchion. Sir W. Scott.
marsh and standing lake. N. Rowe. Dull and cold as earth
and water. B. Hoadly. Dull as lead. Jonson. as a stone.
W. Dunbar. as a Dutch commentator. Jenyns. as a chan-

cery

Fielding.

suit.

as dining

er,

Chapman,

ing.

ty

as an ass.

by

the clock.

Epilogue

a dormouse. Beaumont
an Duke of Newcastle,
Lidgate, T.

sound of a

Dryden's Evening's Love.

as

ty

Field-

ox.

as

others.

to

Fletch-

Scott.

as the

full

hogshead. W. Walker.

DUMB

as death. Southern, Durfey,

Palladius

fy

Irene.

Dumb

and

others.

as night. Play,

dead of night.

silent as the

Chaucer, Wyatt.
a
Jonson,
a

a
C.
Hopkins.
A. Brown. Dumb
marble
solemn
sorrow ought
a destined
be. Otway.
A. Hill.
Greeris Tu quoque.
Westminster Hall the long
a dog.

Bp. Hall.
O'Keeffe,

as

stone.

others.
fy

like

as

fish.

as

statue.

as

victim.

as

vacation.

in

as

S. Foote.

statues.

to

DURABLE

as

as oysters.

Coffey.

as brass.

W. Sampson.

marble. J. Jones. Dr. Johnson.

DUSKY like

night. Byron.

More

durable than brass or

than adamant.

H. Boyd.

MP

E.

IMAGER as

as

hound
Eager

as

den.

Dry-

as the courser for the race.

game. Sir W.

hounds when slipped upon

as the

R. Davenport.

their prey.

dawn. Sir W. Davenant.

The grey-

Scott.

Cumberland.

as the day.

T. Killi-

Rise as early as the lark. T. Heywood, Durfey.

grew.

EASY

his

not more eager at his flying game.

is

EARLY

a tiger. Chaucer,

greyhound on

down bed. Skakespear.

as a

mossy bank

that

Easy

to repose

breathed upon by May.

is

Sir

on as the

W.

Scott.

Easily as in the blithesome hour of spring, a child doth crop


the

meadow

flower. Southey.

EBB and flow like the sea. Barclay, Skakespear, fy others.


ECCENTRIC. He moves eccentric like a wandering star.
Dry den.
ECLIPSE.

Her

brighter eyes eclipse the diadem, as the meri-

dian sun outshines the stars. Play, Faithful General.

ELASTIC

ELATE

and

H.

light as air. J.

Stevenson.

Elate and free as the light bound-

as power. Savage.

ing air that fans the sultry cheek of summer. Play, Gonzanga.

Stood like a sturdy oak, proudly

ELEGANT

as simplicity.

ELOQUENT.

More

Thomas Whincop.

elate.

W. Cowper.

eloquent than angel's tongue. Southey.

Eloquent as Demosthenes. Play, Knack

to

know a Knave.

as

Cicero. Duchess of Newcastle, Author's Triumph.

EMBRACE

as ivy doth the wall. Harington.

around the oak. Hecuba,


with as

it

infants.

EMPTY
of

air.

warm and

in

as the ivy clings

Greek Tragic Theatre.

Embrace

willing rapture, as mothers clasp their

G. Colman.
as the air.

Shenstone.

Swift, Sir

W.

Scott.

as air-pumps drained

as the whistling wind. Watts.

are that fly o'er fields. Dryden.

as a

as

shadows

sucked egg. Beaumont

ENC
$

Empty and

Fletcher.

unsubstantial as the bubble that

flits

along the stream and quickly bursts. James Templeton.

ENCHANT like
the

Theban

Sounds, as enchanting as

Circe. R. Greene.

music of the spheres at once.

lyre, or all the

J.

Harris. Melody, more enchanting than the syren's. R. Greene.

ENDLESS

as eternity. /. Mitchell.

on Alpine

trees, the beasts

hills,

as

to tell the leaves

or Hybla's bees.

on

Congreve.

as the ring. Play, Christmas Ordinary.

ENTIRE

as dying saints' confessions are. Behn.

ENTRAPPED faster than gnats in cobwebs. Shakespeay


ENTRENCHED like moles. J. H. Stevenson.

ENVENOMED
ENVIOUS

ERECT

as an asp.

as a rival.

W. Cowper.

Wycherley.

as alders. Dryden.

ESTABLISHED
moon.

Milton. like sun and

as the days of heaven.

Sylvester.

EVAPORATE like inflammable air. Burgoyne.


EVEN as the brow of Cynthia. Dekker.
EVIDENT as light. Sir W. Davenant. as day.
light.

T. Jordan.

as

Damon

fy

Pythias.

is

as day-

the universal light of day.

Play,

time as evident as if

out by a sun-beam upon a

dial.

South.

Ibid.

it

were pointed

as mathematical de-

monstration. Ibid.

EXACT as clock-work. Play, School for Guardians.


EXALTED as a god. Milton.
as chastity does incontinence. Peaps.
EXCEED
it,

ceeds her as

much

in beauty, as the first of

of December.

Shakespear, Miller.

doth exceed as

far a life here, as the

Queen.

As

pale-cheeked

far

The
sun

May

She ex-

doth the

last

price of one soul

in light

star.

Play,

exceeding these as the great day-star, his

sister,

or night's lesser beauties. Nabbs.

Ex-

FAD
ceed as far as mid-day Phoebus doth the dullest

W.

star.

Balmford,

EXCEL,
stars.

Venus

or

beams most

as the sun with

the sea-nymphs.

diamond does

Sacred Script.

Excel as much

and Death of Lord Cromwell.


doth the daughter of the day all other

lesser lights in light excel.

Excel as

Spenser.

bright lamp doth a dull twinkling star.

as

stars,

excelleth folly as

glass. Play, Life

Excelling as far as

Advocate.

and bright excels the

Wisdom

May.

far as light excelleth darkness.

as

clear

Excel her as Cynthia does the lesser

Lidgate.

far

far as heaven's

Poem, The Female

as heaven's illustrious lamp, a

Poem, The Great Birth of Man.

Its whiteness

little star.

does as far

excel the driven snow, as the sun's bright rays a glittering


star.

M.

Coppinger.

EXCELLENT

EXHALED

as angels.

Beaumont

$ Fletcher.

morning dew before the sun.

like

EXHAUSTLESS

as the glorious font of day.

Settle.

Poem, The High-

landers.

EXPANSIVE
EXPIRE,

as

as the light.

R. Nevile.

momentary sparks from

EXULTING like

the smitten steel. /. Hervey.

young conqueror, moving through the pomp

of some triumphal day. Akenside.

EYE
W.

their prey, as

famished wolves survey a guarded flock. Sir

Scott.

F.

ADE

when morn is in the skies. T. Moore.


and summer light, that mingles gently with the

like the stars,

like the soft

darkness. Cornwall.

like the prospects

which meet the night and


gazine,

like the

of a summer's day,

in its shades decay.

dim day melting into

Universal

Ma-

night. /. Wilson, author

AI

F
of Isle of Palms.

away

the morning dew.

like

a flower. Machin, Gay.

a summer flower. Ibid.

Man.

Play, Every

Merrick.

Fade

like

May.

Fading as the morning flower.

Fade quick

down

as the flower, or vernal blade.

As

at noon, before the evening fades.

Faded like the blasted rose.


James Hogg. Fade

as a rose. Lidgate.

Fading as the

Penrose.

Sturm.

as flower in

summer's grass. Old Poem, Thameseidos.

like

flowery grass cut


Watts.

like a spring flower.

Fade from thee

T. Cibber.

Poetical Calendar.

Fade
Fade like

Campbell.

dew of May. W. Balmford,

like the pearled

forest roses.

as doth the lily fresh, before the sunny ray. Spenser.

W. Cowper.

the fair flower, dishevelled in the wind.

flower that feels no heat of sun.

Spenser.

autumn.

like a

Fade quick
sun.

Fading

Powell.

Settle,

Fade

as a dream. Beattie.

Fading

C. Bullock.

like a

like

like a

like a withered

dream.

G. Keate.

like colours in the

dream. J. Wilson, author of

Fade on memory like a dream of night, whose


fleeting shadows vanish from the dawn. C. A. Elton.
like
the meteor. John Lake.
Love, like the gay colours of the

Isle of

Palms.

rainbow,

Him,

is

apt to fade

away

all

of a sudden. Farce, She

is

not

fyc.

FAINT

Watts.

as evening shadows.

wasted

W.

Sir

light.

glimmering taper's

as a

Faint and shy as bashful maiden's

Jones.

half-formed sigh. Sir W. Scott.

FAIR

Pollok.

as the sun.

Phcebus' sun. Spenser.

as the bright sun.

as Phoebus.

Phoebus, or the morning

star.

rays gilding the glittering

air.

Titan's shine.

R. Greene.

Chaucer.

Hughes.

more

as

Fair as Phcebus'

T. Forde.

Poole's Parnassus.
face

Fairer than

fair

than

Fair like
is

the sun's

bright beams, or snow-white Alps beneath fair Cynthia. Play,

Knack

to

know a Knave.

heaven he rides in

end strong

Beaumont

as
fy

is

all

as the sun,

a vernal sun.

Fletcher,

cal Calendar.

when up

the majesty of light. Bruce.

others.

Thomson.

as day.

the steep of
Fair, mild,

Shakespear,

Fairer than orient day. Poeti-

Fair as the break of opening day.

W. Heard.

FAI

as
M.

day

in its first birth.

Pilkington.

W. Browne,

Spenser,

Lansdowne,

8$ others.

new-born

others.

8$

as early day.

the

as

light. Ibid.

morn. Denham. as
beams of light. Goring.
Fairer than the morning light. W.

when from

the opening morn,

the

as

bright

Taliesin.

morn in
N. Rone.

Fletcher.

fy

Chaucer.

by Aurora's

as the

when she ushers

in the

day

Ogilvie.

all

Trial of Chivalry.

the East

The

is

sun,

roseal fingers decked, views not his

upon the eastern main. Beaumont's


the first ruddy streaks of opening day. Behn.

repercussed self so

fair

Psyche.

Fair as

More

than the red morning's dawn.

fair

morn. Beau-

Fair as mild Aurora.

gilded with her blush. Play,


is

morning's

morn. Poem,

as roseate

countenance fairer than Aurora's looks, when

when he

Play, Codrus.
the

as

as the chaste blushing

as the morning,

Nabbs.

with blushes.

saffron mantle dight. Pye.

as the

blushing morn.

mont

morning.

The Nun, a poem.

brightest beam.

Fairer than

the eastern hills the rising sun

glads wakening nature with unclouded lustre.

Fair

Dryden,

as orient

Fair as the rising morn. Merrick.

Thompson.

morn.

as the

morning.

as the grey-eyed

springing day. Spenser.


as

Sir W. Davenant.

day spring. W. Thompson.

as

N.

Lee.

Fair as the

paintings of the purple morn. Dodsley's Collection.

as the

purple-blushing hours that paint the morning's eye. Shamrock.

More

fair

than rosy morn,

when

she smiles o'er the dew-

first

brightened verdure of the spring. Smollett.

mornings. A. Seward, A. S. Cottle.

from the East. N. Lee.

as a

Fair as vernal

May morning rising

morn of May. Sir TV.


Scott.
as when the
morning from the greedy waves with dewy beams up flies.
Doynes Tasso. as the light of the morning when the sun

Jones.

Fair as

Fairer than a

summer morning.

Sir

W.

riseth,
first

even a morning without clouds. Sacred Script.

smiles of

Fair, sweet,

Hersilia.

Shipman.
Sir

summer mornings

as the

Play, Romulus and

and fresher than a summer's morn.

as the eastern light,

W. Davenant.

are.

as shoots the

when day
morning

pearls of transparent dew. /. Ford.

smiles at her birth.


forth,

spangled with

F
Dearest love

AI
morn,

fair as the eastern

When with her summer's robe she decks


And hangs on ev'ry bush a liquid pearl

the plains,

In May's triumphing month. Tatham.


Fair as the spring,

when May's

pellucid

morns crimson

the

A. Seward.
Her morning bloom was doubly fair,
Like summer's day-break, when we see

orient.

The

dew

fresh dropt stores of rosy

(Transparent beauties of the dawn),

Spread

cob-web lawn,

o'er the grass their

Or hang moist

pearls on ev'ry tree, Hughes.

Fair as the spring. Anthony Brown. Play, The Italians.


the face of spring,

when

rural songs

to every eye. Akenside.

rayed. Daphnis, a pastoral.

thony Brown.
flowers

first

th'

inverted year. Dryden.

as the light of

in its fairest birth,

Parnassus.

ing dews.

E. Howard.

when

when

than a

N.

fair,

Fletcher, Sir

fy

T.

beam of

Yalden, in

light.

than

as the star that beauti-

new-born

star that gilds

summer

setting suns.

morn looks
Fair as a

BeauW. Davenant,
beams of
Drydens Miscellany.
the
W.

beams of
unshaded
W. Da-

eastern light. Sir

new-born

as the

Fair as the

star that leads the radiant

when only one is shining


Phosphor, who foreruns the
light.

Beaumont.

fresh rising from the main. Langhorne.

star,

mont

as the

as winter stars, or

The golden

Lee.

not so

it is

fixed star. /. Caulfeild.

Blackmore.

Pope.

as the open-

washed with mornFairer than the face of fresh Aurora

morning-star. Blackmore, R. Pollok.

the morn.

Anwhen

was May. Poole

the year

in eastern streams. Psyche, by Joseph

the morn.

dawning day. Watts.

all

as the face of day,

star. Jonson.

fies

buds ar-

as vernal fields in bloom.

peep'd, and trees did blossoms bear, and winter

ing east. Prior.

washed

Fair as the face of nature did apppear,

had not yet deform'd


day

and odours wake the morn

as the spring in opening

F. Sellers.

in the sky.

W. Wordsworth.

day. Southey.
fy

others.

as

as

Scott.

as

as

as light.

earliest

as the infant
light.

Sir

F
venant.

as

new-born

AI
Pix, Theobald,

light.

Fair as

fy others.

the new-born light, when Nature deck'd the smiling infant world

when blossoms,

fruits,

and flowers, luxuriant form'd with open-

when

ing sweets a bright eternal spring ;


all

all

was joy and transport. Eliza Haywood.

than the

Hughes.

floods of light.

look'd gay

when

Fairer than silver

Farquhar.

silver sky.

than the light that great Apollo gives. Duchess of Newcastle.


Fair as summer's face. Sylvester.
as summer mornings. Dryden.

as

Ramsay.

summer's noon-tide. Tatham.

summer

as

expanse, but

all is

skies,

blooming summer.
the blue

Fair and beautiful as

T. Thompson.

star.

as

spotless beauty, fringed with celestial streams

of sunny gold. W. Thompson.

morning

when not a cloud deforms

Play, Cornish Comedy.

is

the

Fairer than the milky way.

Fair as

is

the milk-white

way of Jove.

Fairer than Jove's milky way.


Play, Taming of a Shrew.
M. Stevenson. Fair as the summer beauty of the fields.

Otway.

as heaven. Mirandola.

brow. Play,

Fairer than heaven's clearest

Fair as heaven's unsullied face.

W.

Fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of

Thompson.
a thousand

Sicilides.

stars.

way paved with

Marlowe.

Fairer than heaven's broad cause-

W. Wordsworth.

stars.

Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.

Wordsworth.

as the rainbow.

than

J".

W,

Poem, Fragments of Fingal.


as the rainbow shines

as the rainbow of heaven.

Ossian.

through darkening showers.

Montgomery.

paint the heavenly bow. Jenyns.

the skies.

Fair as evening skies.

as the moon.

as the dyes that

Sacred Script.,

as Cynthia. Poetical Calendar.


Ossian, fy others.
More fair
Fair as moon-light.
than the replenished moon. G. Sandys.

Byron.

as

moon-beam.

R. Pollok.

Fragments of Ancient Poetry. as the


hills.

Ibid.

Fairer than night's queen.

nature from the chaos.


Ossian.

as the harvest

full

Tate.

moon

G. Soane.

Fair and chaste as snow.

as descending snow, or

moon.
on the

Fair as

Fairer than snow. Sylvester,


Poetical Calendar.

mountain snow. Dryden's Miscellany, Garth,


sunless snow. T. Moore.

setting

as virgin snow. Settle,

ty

others.

M.

as
as

Stevenson.

mounting light. Dryden's Miscellany.

AI

Fairer than falling snow, or rising light. Duke.


that

on the tempest's wing doth play.

S.

than

snow

the

Bamford.

than

whitest snow on Scythian hills. Marlowe.


Fair as the snow
on the heath. Fragments of Ancient Poetry. Fairer than the

snow of the North.

Ibid.

than

the

northern snow.

Poem,

Fragments of Fingal. than a hill of snow. Sir W. Jones.


than pearly dew. M. Pilkington.
Fair as the spangled dewdrops that adorn the breathing flowerets of the morn. Potter's

More

Eschylus.

fair

an Entertainment.

than

that dimpling run. Robin Hood,

rills

Fair as April. Sir

W.

Fairer than

Jones.

a green proudly bedecked in April's livery. Sir P. Sidney.

Watts.
as May. A. Cowley.
morn of May. Sir W. Jones. Fair and lovely
gladsome May. W. Browne. as Eden. E. Young,

Fair as the book of nature's lines.

Fairer than a
as the

Matthew Rolleston.

as blissful

ridge.

the

bud

bloom of blowing Eden. Thomson.

as the

Eden. W. Thompson.

as the primal

unblasted.

Beaumont

bud unfolding

in a shower.

the vernal air.

M.

Dry den,
Seward.

Prior.

as Eden's bowers.

fy

the

than

blooms that scent

Play, Different

Widows.

Otway.

as springing flowers.

Pix.

as

as the

as the spring's first flowers.

Fairer than the bloom of earliest spring.

Fair and sweet

A.

blossom on the thorn.

silver

as opening flowers.

spring's early flower. Bruce.

as

Fair as the opening blossoms.

opening flowers untainted yet with winds.


Seward.

Cole-

than the

Fairer

Fletcher.

Logan.

Pilkington.
as

garden of mankind. G. Townsend.

A.

T. Noble.

Fair as rising

beams of May. A. Seward. Fairer than


Fair and fresh as flowers in May.
the flowers of May. Bruce.
Spenser. Fairer than May's new painted blossoms. A. Cowley.
than the flowery meads in May. W. Hemmings, Dry den's
flowers beneath the

Miscellany.
the rose in

Daniel, Swift,

Fair as the rose.

May. Chaucer,

Play, Selim and Zuleika.

as

a full-blown rose. Machin.


roses are. Durfey.

as the rose-bud.

Sir

Swift.

8$ others.

opening roses. Shenstone.

as

Fair as in their glory full-blown

as the full-blossomed rose. /. Pococh.

W.

as

as the first rose of spring.

Scott.

as the dew-sprinkled rose.

AI

Poem, Sorrows of Love. as a flower in the sunshine. Chaucer.


as the floweret that bedecks the lawn. G. Townsend. Fairer

than whitest blossoms. A. Cowley.

Sidney,

Miscellany.

Fair as the

Fairer than untouched

others.

than

spotless

Chaucer,

lily.

Drydens

lilies.

Poetical Calendar.

lilies.

Fair as

by the fountain side. A. Seward.


as the lily clad in balmy snow. W.
Thompson. as the lily of the vale, that gives its bosom to
the gale, and opens in the sun. Logan.
as new-blown lilies.
Jonsons Sad Shepherd, Ramsay. as the full-blown lily. J.
Flervey.
as the lily in the watery glade. Dodsleys Collection.
the opening

lily.

Ramsay, Somervile.

than

Fairer than whitest

Play, Faithful Shepherd. Fanshaw.

lilies.

M.

virgin lily's radiant hue.

vernal bloom of valley

Pilkington.

than

opening in a shower. Bruce.

lily

Tickell. Play,

as the daisy.

as the lily

Irishman

in

London.

the

Fair

as the prim-

A. Cowley. as the snowdrop. A. Cherry. Fairer than


jessamine. The Man-hater, in Footers Comic Theatre.
Fair
rose.

poplar
damsen, or

sky-dyed
blushing grape. Poems on
Calendar.
down. N.

Fairer than
plumes of swans.
down. M. Pilkington. than

as the lovely
rising

blooms of the peach-tree. Browne.

on the

plain.

Jago.

as the

as the

sloe. Poetical

State Affairs.
softest

as cygnet's

Cotton.

the

Fair as the snowy swan.

Dryden.

Relics of Welsh Bards.


tall

as the

the

Edward

Fairer than the

Jones's Poetical

snowy breast of the

swan, whose proudly swelling chest divides the wave.

Gay.

down of swans, or mountain's snow.


More fair than down of aged swans. E.

Fair as the

W. Plawkins.

ermines. Glapthan Venus' swans, or


than Venus' doves. M. Stevenson. Fair and
Venus' doves. Play, Fickle Shepherdess.
Venus.
Cupid's mother. Moses Mendez.
Spenser, Behn,
the mother of Love. Universal Magazine, for May
queen. F. Beaumont.
Fair
the
Fairer than
1776.
queen of beauty. A.
beauty's lovely queen. T.
Play,
RodaVs Ballads. Fair and lovely
the queen of
Arraignment of
was Cyprian queen. Brerespotless

Sherburne.

thorne.

soft

as

as

8$

as

others.

as

love's

Philips.

as

as

as

Paris.

as

the

love.

T.

F AI
Fair and lovely as a goddess. Browne.

wood.

Fragments

love,

Greek Tragic Theatre.

artful dress.

when

Centlivre.

the goddess

who sprung from

Venus from the


Fairer than the god of love.

Moore.

Sotheby's Oberon.

as love.

heaven. Fix.

Doynes

the sea.

Ramsay.

sea. Friendship's

F. Beaumont.

as immortal beings.

as a cherub, Theobald.

T.

as the inhabitants of

Play, Fickle Shepherdess.

as an angel.

T. Scott,

Bailey,

TV.

Fair as imagination paints young angels. Behn.

others.

Of-

Fair,

Fair as the neck of Paphia's boy.

Cupid. Gildon.

like

and of

as the queen of beauty

Rise, fair as a new-born

fering.

as a goddess.

as heavenly goddesses.

she sprung from ocean's fruitful foam.

first

as

Tasso.

Fairer than the poets feign the queen of love in her

Dancer.

most

in

as a

nymph of paradise. S. Rousseau's Flowers of Persian Literaas Eve in paradise. Herrick.


Fairer than fairest Eve.
ture.

Play, Herminius

She was once as

Espasia, by Hart.

8$

and innocent as her parent Eve, when


creation. C. Macklin.

as Diana.

first

she

fair

wakened from

as the daughters of Job. Sacred Script.

Mrs. Manley, P. Hoare.

Fairer than the virgin

than Naiad of
or her
scene
days of
the huntress queen.
who ruled
Wilson, author of
Fair
of Palms. than Daphne.
Hebe.
Helen. R. Greene,
Gunning,
Graces. Gildon.
Poem Time, by

an unspotted maid. M. Pilkington. Fair


Gompertz.

Diana. Play, Looking-glass.


the forest

the flood,

yore,

in

Gildon.

Isle

/.

8? others.

Rolt,

as

Swift, fy others.

as

as Iris.

as the

as

luxury has painted the nymphs of paradise

Hugh

as

J.

Kelly.

to

Eastern minds.

H. Downing.

Fairer than the fabled Hours.

Fair as virtue. Beaumont

of virtue. N.Rowe.

ty

Fletcher, J. Dennis.

as truth. Ibid.

as the

fame

as innocence. C. Cibber,

Boyle Earl of Orrery. as pictured innocence. Thomas Gisbome.as immortal fame in smiles arrayed. Lusiad. as honour.

Falconer.

Akenside.

as virtuous friendship.

graceful tear that streams for others' woes.

brow of piety. T. Middleton.

Fair as fair

Fairer than the ideal beauty that


poet's fancy. P. Francis.

warms

may

Ibid.

be.

as

the

as the

Marlowe.

the lover's hopes, or

Fair as the forms that

wove

in fan-

F A L
round the poet's head. W. Mason.

cy's loom, float in light vision

Forms, as

ever rose on a poet's sweet slumbers.

Ber-

Fairer than the forms which fancy draws

when

fair as

nard Barton.

glowing genius warms.

Bertram,

by Sir Egerton Brydges.

More

Fair as are the visions of a poet's solitude. Landon.

than rocks of pearl, or the morning

of pearl and precious stone. Play,


lowe's Tamerlane.

Fair as the finest gold.

as silver.

Fair and sleek as alabaster. Sir P. Sidney.

Prior.

N.

cold as alabaster.

Shakespear.

Lee.

as a

Byron.

as milk.

fair

than rocks
Taming of a Shrew. MarMachin.
T. Forde.

star.

text B.

Fair, but

copy-book.

in a

Fairer than a crystal glass.

Play, Wars of Cyrus.

FAITHFUL

Vows

as angel guardians. Play, Emilia.

dying

ful as a

S. Walker.

saint's.

as the needle to

its

as faith-

Faithful as the magnet.

Centlivre.

Centlivre.

pole.

W.

as the pole

as the silent mirror shows in its true bosom.


Annual on this day he came as faithful as the
sun himself. Play, The Witness. Faithful as the turtle's mate.
W. Hawkins.
star.

/.

Cumberland.

G. Cooper.

FAITHLESS

as the sea.

wind. Quarles, Dryden.

FALL

C. Hopkins, Gay,

like a meteor. Play, Virgin

Martyr.

halation in the evening. Shakespear.

shooting star

Theobald.

fall

to

When

he

again. Skakespear.

Fall on

Sidney.

he

Fall like

me

Southey.

a bright ex-

Lucifer, never to

hope

Sir P.

dew. Herrick.

Fall like a
morning dew. MilA. Browne. Soft they fell

Fall softer than the

dew upon

M.

the thirsty

hills.

Cumberland.

Like showers.

T.

Fall

May,

W. Davenant.
W. Dimond. Fall like

Fall softly as fruitful showers. Sir

fall fast

as rains from heaven.

the rain-drops of the

headed

like

summer dew on me.

thick as midnight dew. R. Shiel.

Tears

as the

I see thy glory like a

falls like

like a silent

Fall softly as dew.

bourne.

John Bidlake.

the base earth from the firmament. L.


falls,

spangling dew. Ibid.

as heaven's blest

ty others.

as the fleeting wind.

summer shower.

frosts in the fresh lap

Southey.

like hoary-

of the crimson rose. Shakespear.

AL

Fall soft as feathered snow.

Play, Fairy Queen.

earth as gently as the snow.

snow. Ecclestone.

Crown.

Fall

to

Fall gently like fleecy

Fall soft as flakes of snow.

H.

J.

Ste-

She fell as a wreath of snow before the sun in spring.


Fragments of Ancient Poetry. Fall like a wreath of snow
which slides from the rock. Ossian. Fall as thick as hail.
venson.

Marlowe, E. Ward,

8$

others.

autumn

like

Green.

the thistle's head beneath autumnal winds.

Ossian.

grown

fully ripe.

before the mower's hand. Drayton.


feeble grass cropt

by the mower's

Fall beneath

scythe. J. Banks.

grass before the sharpest

Fall

like

Fall like

like

fore the reaper's hand. Play, Battle of Aughrim.

like

like grass

my arm

Rolt.

scythe.

Dryden.

fruit.

M.

Fall off like fruit

wheat be-

Fall before

field before the reapers. Fragments of Ancient


Like ripened corn before the sweeping scythe. E.

him, like the


Poetry.

So beneath the reaper's

Young.

standing corn.
before

hail,

T. Rodd's Ballads.

sickle

falls

the ridge of

Fall as thick as harvests

grass before scythes, corn below the sickle. Byron.

Fall thicker than the chequered leaves the stern winds rend

and ravish from the


gold.

A. Brewer.

trees

when yellow autumn

turns

Fall thick as autumnal leaves

them

into

when winter

new frosts. Doijnes Tasso. Fall thick


when tempests shake the trees, and frosts severe nip
moist sap. Ibid.
When they come to be nipped with the

nips the trees with his


as leaves
the

frosts of adversity, their friends will fall off like leaves in au-

tumn.
Sir

W.

Tillotson.
Scott.

Fall

Light they

as

light

fell

as

as

when

the

sigh

of a lover.

earth receives in

morn

of frost the withered leaves that drop when no winds blow.


Ibid.

Your dying

dreadful

Dryden.

accents

fell

as

wrecking

ships, after the

murmuring down and bubble up a noise.


The word Death fell on him like a thunderbolt. Flo-

yell,

sink

rentine Lovers, in the Liberal.

Fall tremendous

on his ears like

bursting thunder on the rifted rock. Play, Paetus

Wherever

ty

Arria.

the doctrine of Christ came, the idolatry of the world

was not able


fore the ark.

to stand before

Tillotson.

it,

but

fell

down

like

Dagon

be-

FALLACIOUS as

AM

the harlot's kiss. S. Duck, in Dodsley's Col-

lection.

FALSE

L. Theobald.

as inconstancy.

Watts.

ful sea.

smooth

as the

as the ocean's smiles. Settle.

tiate seas that smiling

its

deceit-

as the insa-

tempt the vain adventurer. Behn.

has a heart as false as seas in calms, smiles


then ruins with

storms. Ibid.

False as

Otway.

water, or the weather.

the

is

sea which every wind disturbs. Cochain.

He

to tempt,

first

smooth faced

as the wind,

the

Falser than flattering seas, or

than
False
waters^
N. Lee.
water. Shakespear,
the stream. Boyse. Falser than
Congreve,
the smiles of
A. Cowley. False
cankerThurlow.
Shakespear.
blooms

R. Barford. wind. Shakespear, C. Saunders,


unconstant winds. M. Bladen.
watery bubbles blown
Shakespear.
by wind. Lansdowne. sandy
-of sand.
a quicksand. Cumberland. the loose
Gay.
adulterate promises of
coquet's
N.

fleeting wind.

Lee.

winds, or wandering
fy

Sylvester.

seas.

as

others.

as

as

fires.

S.

faithless April.

as

as air.

in spring.

as fleeting

as

air.

fy

as the

others.

as

as

Ibid.

earth.

as stairs

as

as

as the

inveigling airs,

fa-

power when poor men court them. Otway. Falser


than the smiles of old grown tyrants, or the sea when with its
vourites in

smoothest brow

Ibid.
Ibid.

wolf
As a
as

it

courts to death.

made

False as vows

in wine.

to heifer's calf. Ibid.

crocodile.

Dryden.

than

crocodiles.

fowler's artful snare. Smollett.

wind.

Hoole's Ariosto.

a pander's face.
to

Beaumont
Sir

W.

M.

Fix.

8$

Scott.

FAMILIAR

ty

Fletcher,

Durfey.

others.

before the

Shakespear.

oaths.

South.

G. Colman.

as

Falser than malice in

as household words.

False as the
flit

as

as

Phaon

Falser than

False as hell. Shakespear,

Fletcher.
fy

as pard to the hind.

as Judas.

Sappho, or Jason to Medea.

the devil. Beaumont

Nymph.

as fox to lamb.

as clouds that

as dicers'

C. Butler.

Falser than the weeping

Durfey.

harlot's tears.

Play, Constant

Shakespear.

the

the

smoke of hell.
mouth of envy.

Shakespear, Sir W. ScotU

FAN
as

my

Beaumont

sleep.

sleep.

SewelL

daisy.

Sir

W.

FANTASTIC

FAR as

H. Carey.

Watts.

As

by H. Cheeke.

is

/.

roll.

is

from

as the journeys of the sun.

sky

in

Luna

Watts.

Brown.
the

air.

shined. J. Taylor.

as the distant poles.

as heaven

from

As

Whose

as the east

A.

far as white Aurora's

Chapman.

Far as

Far as the morn

Or where

Portal.

Where blow

its

is

as

in

Phoebus

worthiness as

is

is

As

Ibid.

light.

as ever

from the west.


far

from fraud

dews are sprinkled through

early

beam

displays,
its

rays

stretch'd, or oceans roll,

the winds, or heav'n invests the pole.


to

as time's swift pinions can convey.

than the fleeting

the eastern Inde. J. Taylor.

Supplement

FAST

far as

Far as heaven. Moses

the star of ev'ning darts

Far as wide earth

As

Far as Phoebus

Far as Phoebus giveth

Shakespear.

earth.

Reported

Watts.

Far as Phoebus compasseth the sky.

Sol or

AnWill,

Phoebus doth run compass-bout the

as

one day's space. Lidgate.

Ibid,

Re-

Titus

bliss.

any place. Lidgate.

spreads his glorious flame. J. Taylor.


fly,

farthest sea.

from heaven. C.

the sphere celestial doth spread his beams. Ibid.

abroad doth

as the

and seas

above the moon. Play, Free

in his sphere shine. Ibid.

far

Montgomery.

delight, as hell

as far as shines the sun in

Phoebus doth

washed by the

from help as limbo

far

Far as the sun

air,

utmost verge of earth or

as the

from

and

as the earth,

as the vast shore

as far as danger

Gibber.

is

Far as the ocean waters

dronicus.

couch as

mountain

bounds of creation extend. Merrick.

extend. Poetical Calendar.

moved

my

to the

W. Davenant.

Sir

as winds.

the utmost

Otway.

dew

Scott.

world's remotest ends.

sky.

Familiar to

Fletcher.

ty

Familiar to her as the

air,

or racing clouds.

than the rushing thought. Ibid.

crown. Churchill.

Dodsley's Collection.

Boyse.
J.

Banks.

Ride

faster

Fly faster

Fast as Jehu drove for a

as mill wheels strike.

Shakespear.

and spotless as an alabaster rock. Glapthorne.

Fast

FIC

grease. Sacred
Jonson,
a whale. Chaucer. a hog. Play, Contention
bacon. Sir W. Davebetween Liberality and Prodigality.
plenty. H.
Sacred
the

FAT

as butter.

Script.

as

others.

Lilly,, ty

as

as

as

nant.

as

Script.

heifer at grass.

as

Ward.

FATAL
More

Eyes, more

as the eyes of basilisks. Banks, Dryden.

terrible

and

fatal

than a basilisk's. Play, Unfortunate Usurper.

than the envenomed viper's bite. Somervile.

fatal

HooWs Ariosto.

the thunder's force.

More

C. Hopkins.

fatal

than

Fatal as the lightning.

than Medusa's head. Otway.

Fatal,

expensive, ruinous, as war. C. Davenant.

FATHOMLESS

as hell.

FAWN like a spaniel.

E. Young.

Fawning

T. Middleton.

as a dog. Smol-

lett.

FEARFUL
Byron.

as a siege. Shakespear.

as a

young

colt.

Suckling.

as the breaking billow.

as a hare. Strode,

Ward.

Fearfully as doth a galled rock o'erhang and jutty his con-

founded base. Shakespear.

FEARLESS

as valour.

B. Hoole.

as the strong

winged eagle.

Ossian.

FEEBLE
smoke.

the cradled infant. Cumberland.

as
J.

Hervey.

as dissolving

as the threads which the

light

spider

weaves upon the grass. Cumberland.

FELL

as death. Shakespear, C.

pest, plague,

and

fire.

the sea. Shakespear.

Gibber.

W. Sotheby.

than

tigers

as a lioness in Libya's plain.

More

fell

than tem-

than anguish, hunger, or


on the Libyan

plain.

Pope.

Garth.

FEROCIOUS as a tiger. Smollet.


FERTILE as earth. Waller. as Tempe.
'FERVENT as glorious noon. Watts.
FICKLE as the moon. Sir W. Scott. as

changing weather. Poem, Paddy Hew.


like the

moon. Poems on State

E. Young.

the horned moon, or

Fickle and changing

Affairs.

Fickle and incon-

FIE
stant as the air.
ty

A.

Hill.

Play, Nero.

as

the flying

Beaumont

air.

Fickle and fierce as wavering whirlwinds blow.

Fletcher.

E. Ward, Gay,

as the wind.

others.

fy

as the sea

wave or wind. Dodsleys Collection.


as April weather. Play, Lord of the Manor.
as a
changeful dream. Sir W. Scott.

or wind. Somervile.

FIERCE

as the

whom

as those bright ministers

heaven sends forth to

As

punish the presuming sons of men. Lillo.

God. G. Townsend.

as the

the vengeance of an angry god. Powell.

Fiercer than famine, war,

and rage contend and tear the


Sir W. Scott.

Townsend.
Jove.

Home.

man

Fly fierce as the

M.

Bladen.

than lightnings. Dryden.

arm of Jove. Pope.


Play, Paetus

fy

G.

Fierce as

N.

Fierce and
god of battles.

Lee.

as the

falling thunderbolt. Chatterton.

as the bolt that flames along the skies.

flash.

as a ruthless fiend.

Mars. Play, Looking- glass. N. Rowe.

comely as the god of war.

the

soul.

woman. Daniel.

Fierce and majestic as young Mars.

Pope.

as

Dryden.

N. Rowe.
when love
N. Rowe.

control,

lab'ring

as ten furies. Milton.

as

Settle.

as death.

Fierce as frenzy's fevered blood.

Fiercer than a jealous

Pomfret.

or spotted pestilence.

Fierce as the thoughts which mortal

Fiercer than hate.

the wrath of

vengeance of a god.

Poem, Ilderim.

Fierce
Fiercer

Fierce as the lightning bursting from


Fierce and transient as the lightning's

Arria.

Fierce as those destructive fiery

forked shafts which cleave the oak, rend steeples to their base,

and wrap the piny

forests in a blaze. Play,

as thunder. C. Cibber,
ty

others.

Flame,

E. Ward.

as a flood of flame

as fire.

by Vulcan

fierce as is the noon-tide sun.

flicting fires the

combat burns. Pope.

Fierce as a whirlwind.

Sylvester.

The Revolution.
Fairfax, Dryden,
sent,

Southey.

it

flew. Pope.

Fierce as con-

Fiercer than the wind.

Pope, B. Martyn.

rapid whirlwind. Antigone, in Greek Tragic Theatre.


as the whirlwind fierce.

in his soul

is

a storm.

Duke, Gay,

fy

others.

Hannah More.

as wintry storm.

as the

Rage

Fierce as
J. Philips.

upon the main. Southern. Fiercer than


Fierce as a roaring
storms of wind. Dryden s Miscellany.

as a winter storm

FIE
Fierce in war as the mountain storm. Ibid.

storm. Ossian.

Fiercer than a thousand storms.

when tempests on

Fierce as

Day.

T.

the wat'ry waste

Confound the elements with hideous roar,


the swoln surge, and shake th' astonish'd shore.
W. Richardson.

Heave

Fiercer than the outrageous swelling sea. Play, Faithful Shep-

More

herd.

fierce

than Hydra. J. Banks, Garth.


C. Goring.

a savage that infests the plain.

as any lion
in the

as hungry

Otway.

of the desert.

lions

from the covert springs, when hunger gives

as the

his den. /.

Wars of Cyrus
nassus.

More

More

fierce

Hervey.
others.
fy
fierce

mountain

as the lion

his rage the whirl-

Fierce as a tiger. A. Fraunce. Play,

as the

Midian

than robbed

and more inexorable

tiger.

Poole's Par-

Play, Sicilides.

tiger.

far than

empty

tigers, or the

Fierce as the tiger which

Shakespear, Otway.

roaring sea.

Fiercer than the lion rushes

wind's wings. Mickle's Lusiad.

from

bathed in blood, or foaming boars. Pope.

lions

Fierce as

as a lion. Lid-

others.
as a lion when provoked. Otway.
fy
when men him chase. Lidgate. as a hunted lion
as a lion in a cage. Play, Candlemastoils. A. Hill.

gate, Spenser,

day.

sharp hunger drives amidst the bleating flock. G. E. Howard.

a
a panther. Cumberland.
evening wolves. Sacred
a famished

Fierce and furious as a fasting tiger. J. O'Keeffe.

rushing from his


as the

marked

Script.

hungry wolf.

tiger

as

as

leopard. R. Shiel.

as the

Cumberland.

Somervile.

lair.

as

J. Ogilvie.

wolf.

as

Fiercer than ravening wolves that range

night. Play, Youth's

Comedy.

by

Fierce and remorseless as the

prowling wolf, that nightly makes the helpless flock his prey.
C. Lennox.
bulls.

tusks

as wild bulls. Dekker.

G. Sandys.

when

More

Fiercer than kites. Jago.

that has newly broke his chain. Ether ege.

fierce

savage

the bold hunter hath destroyed his young.

John Browne.
Pope.

fierce than

Fierce as the foaming boar that whets his

Fiercer

as a

than the ravenous shark.

than pirates.

Fielding.

Dr.

Fierce as a bandog

than cannon.

startled adder.

Falconer.

Dry den.

More

FIE
FIERCELY

as destroying whirlwinds rise, or as clouds dash

when thunder shakes

FIGHT
FINE

like a lion.

the skies. Otway.

N.

Lee.

Nabbs,

as Arachne's web.

Fine as the tex-

Beaumont.

J.

some young plant when glittering to


the view with many an orient pearl of morning dew. Hay ley.
Robes more fine than dark Arachne's woof, or filmy gossamer. Anna Maria Porter. Fine as a cobweb. Miller. as a
spider's threads. R. Barford. Cambric, fine as webs of spider.
ture by Arachne laid o'er

Fine as the glittering gossamer. /. Wilson,

P. Pindar.

thor of Isle of Palms.

W.

lightest gossamer. Sir

a gossamer. Ibid.

Sedley.

as

faith.

8$

others.

lord. Fielding.

Cowley.

and

as

silk.

W. Thompson.

the decrees of fate.

fy

others.

M.

M A. Meilan.

lies.

Firm

Ibid.

Play, Soliman

make

you.

R. Bloomfield.

8$

as

W. Thompson.

as the laws of truth.

Lee.

as fate. Play,

My promise firm as

Firm

Mrs.
Love

as

fate's

as the poles of heaven.

celestial poles

upon the

as are the poles

on which

Stand as firm as the

shoulders of Atlas.

as a butterfly.

can

Firm, resolved as fate. Pope.

decree shall stand. Ravenscroft.

Massinger.

Vir-

fy

as the throne of Jove. So-

as the fabled throne of Grecian Jove.

A-la-mode ; Otway,

from Colchos.

silver,

as truth.

as destiny. /. Shirley,

Carew.

Stevenson.

T. Dibdin.

as a rainbow.

She has a mind firm and unbending

heaven

as beaux. Ibid.

Shakespear, T. Betterton.

mervile.

au-

web of
web of

as an emperor. Sir Charles

as feathers, ribbons, gold

as virtue.

the

Fine as fivepence. Play, Appius

Duchess of Newcastle.

FIRM

Southey.

thread.

W. Davenant,

O'Keeffe.

frail as

as

finer than the silkworm's, or the

as the fleece that Jason fetched

fine

Greene's Arcadia.

Finer than threads of lawn.

Fine as silkworms'

ginia ; Sir

Fine and

Scott.

Thread,

gossamer's. Southey.

Wool,

as floating gossamer. Ibid.

Perseda.

as are the poles that

prop up heaven. Carlell. Endure firm as heaven. Watts.


Firm as the heavens his throne shall last. Ibid. Stand more
firm than Atlas.

Quarks.

My fortune

firm as Atlas, will defy

FI R
Firmer than old Atlas stands. N. Lee.

the storm. Jephson.

Firm

as earth.

Chapman.

as earth's fixed centre. Dekker.

the centre. Poole's Parnassus.


rests

on

its

own foundations.

foundations.

The Liberal.

and

W. Thompson.

lasting.

tains their foundations keep.

main. /. Adams.

as the pillars of the earth,

as the mountain,

round whose

Firm

stand firm.
tides

still

unmoved. Hoole's Ariosto.

As a rock

Poole's Parnassus.
flinty field.

Glover.

its

as

as

Goff,

as flint.

fy others.

Sir

Firm

Firm

as a stone.

W.

full

of

fire as steel

Chapman.

Poems on State

pest of their fury.

More

Scott.

firm than

as marble. Duchess of New-

and

as plates

Beaumont

flint.

Firm

Affairs.

W.

Shirley.

Chapman.

Scott.

Scott.

Fletcher.

as the stately

we 11 stand
Firm

as

Stand firm as any

oak which

the driving tem-

(constant) as

life

unto

Firm (constant)

as

Stand firm as the foot of resolution.

as Cato. Thomson.

Firm, stony, as the

8$

W.
W.

of brass. C. Churchill.

your blood. Play, Hoffman's Tragedy.


fire.

as the rock of

Sacred Script.,

as a marble statue. Sir

fiercest hurricanes assault in vain,

Southern.

faith

billows lash

rock,

oaks on Ossa. Play, Muleasses the Turk.

heat to

my

as

Jonson, T. Killigrew.as steel. Sir

wall.

as brass.

Sir P. Sidney.

Mirandola,

a
Firm and

post.

stands fast

diamond. Play, Querer por Querer.

as

as the

Firm as a rock by surging


as some rock amidst the

as

diamonds, and as precious. Mead.

castle,

Bonds, firm as links of adamant. Thomas Gisborne.

8$ others.

as a

others.

when
a
an isthmus. Thomson.
adamant. Yarrington,

a sacred Drama.

Memphian pyramid.

ty

Firm, as amidst the billows stands a

rock. Poem, American War.


side. Joshua,

moun-

as a rock thy strength

unremoveable, so shall

Harington's Ariosto.

bellowing flood. Ibid.

Mead,

Firm

Solomon, an Oratorio.

shall stand.

as

as fair Albion 'midst the raging

as a rock. Jonson,

against the surging waves

Stand firm as a rocky

Watts.

Lady Alimony.

solid rock. Play,

as

Akenside. Firm set as the earth's

Firm

misty head the unharming tempest breaks. Southey.

mountain. Shakespear.

as the solid base of the world

lion's nerve.

as saints to virtue. C. Johnson.


S. Johnson.

FIT
FITFUL as the
FIXED as fate.

raging sea. Play, Montalto.


Glapthorne, Boyle Earl of Orrery,

as the adamantine decrees of fate.

8$ others.

W.

Sir

Scott

as a star.

W. Wordsworth. Stand fixed as the centre. Play, Valiant


Welshman ; Durfey. Fixed like the centre to the massy globe.

My

Banks.

Fixed as

resolution

is

fixed as

stedfast as the pillars

Fixed and

which prop the sky. W. Thompson. Fixed

Poems, Forest of Varieties.


unchangeable, as the pole star in heaven. Play,

Fixed and

like the northern pole.

from

Fixed as the needle

Schiller.

as the firm rock.

Fixed and firm

fy others.

Carlos,

as the

fixed than mountains'

Fixed as Atlas. Jane West.

John Bidlake.

T. Heywood, Young,

Sampson.

Don

to its pole. Pix.

More

mountain's solid base. Merrick.


roots.

Tatham.

the centre.

is

the basis of the world. E. Young.

is

as a rock.

W.

as a rock, in constancy.

T. Scott, in Dodsleys Collection.

as rocks of adamant.

amidst a rapid flood. C. Hopkins.

G. Powell.

like a

rock

Fix'd as a rock (and as

unmov'd she stood) that dares the storms, and ev'ry beating
Fixed like a statue. Jane Wiseman, E.
surge. J. Tracy.

Young,

others.

as a statue to one spot.

W.

Sir

Scott.

like

a statue of stone. Ibid,

Why
Thou
As if

are thy eyes thus fix'd

a lightning blast

And had
Fixed as a

not

left

FLAME like fire.


etical Calendar.

had dry'd thee up,

as a

like

comet in

like a

lamp of day. Sir W.


like lightning.

like lightning

Hghtning

o'er the

pure ethereal

Play, Costly Whore.

of the com-

mountain ash. Somervile.

the day-star in the morning sky.

others.

posture

thee moisture for a tear. B. Martyn.

Harington.

like sparkling fire.

FLASH

this

sentinel, all eye, all ear, all expectation

ing foe. E. Young.

the

What means

look'st a very statue of surprise,

Jones.

its

fire.

Banks.

fiery course. J. Bird.

Po-

like a meteor.

like

W. Richardson. Flaming like


as fire.

H. Bradshaw,

Play, Thomas Stukeley

from the cloud.

midnight sky. Ibid.

Sir

fy

others.

R. Southey, fy
W. Scott. like

Like lightning flashed,

FLE
As lightning gleams

before the approaching thunder. Theobald.

through midnight skies, so flash'd the fury of his eyes. /. B.


Flashing as the lightning's flames. Coluthus, by Meen.

Rogers.

May

Flash like the diamond in the noon-tide sun. Southey.

warm

these eyes that wanted fire to

and dart him dead. Southern.

basilisks',

FLAT

as a flounder.

as a pancake.

FLEET

his heart, flash fierce as

/.

Beaumont 8$ Fletcher, E. Howard,


Day. Play, London Chanticleers ;
Dryden,

as the wind. Butler t

the viewless wind.

R. Green.

others.

fy

Fleeter than

others.

8$

others.

fy

Fleeting as the restless wind.

Southey.

Fleeting as the wavering wind. Spenser.

Fleeter

than the winds blown o'er the keen air'd mountain by the

than the mountain-wind. Sir W. Scott.


Dryden 's Miscellany ; Orpheus and Eurydice,

Thomson.

north.

Fleet as the

air.

an Opera.

Fleeting as the
Fleeting as the

Flostella.

air,

Fleeting as the gale.

More

fleet

a shadow.

H.

Blair.

fiercest

falls.

dream.

Fleet like

Fleeting as smoke.

as clouds,

Metrical Miscellany.

/. Bird.

as

as eagles.

airy

their

to their

as

as the vulture speeds to flags unfurled.

Scott.

T. Moore.

as

as the lightly

ing roe. Metrical Miscellany. &s fallow deer.

W.

Scott.

when

mountain roes. Somervile, Boyd,

as the roe of the desert. Ossian.

Sir

Fleeter

Fleet as the mountain roe,

than the roe. Shakespear.


pressed by hounds. Gay.

forest deer.

Fleet as

like a

the
Pope. as

do cut
way with
plumes
Play, Youth's Comedy.
hawk. Sir W.
tempests blow.

the eagles that

Mickle's

Thurlow.

Campbell.

as a shade. Pitt.

dark clouds on a stormy day.


desired prey.

fy

Fleet

Lee.

Fleeting as the

Fleet like morning mist. J. Hoole.

Doyne's Tasso.

others.

N.

Fleeting as a dream. Poetical Calendar,

Fenton.

E. Young.

than lightning.

the meteor o'er the desert

when

Poem, Polindor
air.

Fleeter than the gales that Boreas blows.

wind. Dr. Lisle.

Blachmore.

the

T. Moore. Fleeter than the gale.

as Zephyr's pinion.

Lusiad.

or hours.

bosom of

as stags.

Mickle.

G. E. Howard.

fy

bound-

as

Fleeter

than the flying hind, or driven tempests, or the driving wind.

Dryden.

Fleet as the antelope for safety

flies,

when he be-

FLE
holds the dread hyena near.

C. Fox.

as the hare.

Fleeter than thought. Shakespear,

Griffith.

W. Cowper.

Fleet as a glance of the mind.

others.

Richard

H. Downing,

fy

as fancy.

C. Dibdin.

FLEXIBLE
FLIT

Indian cane.

as

W. Cowper.

as

the bladed

is

G. Powell. Play, Amintas.

grass.

faster than the shuttles slide

Flitting like a ghost.

vester.

FLOCK

from weavers' hands.

Syl-

Poem, Battle of Floddon.

a honey-crock. Spenser. Flock round about

like flies to

them, as a swarm of

upon a birchen bough doth

flies

cluster.

Ibid.

FLORID.

Where

fresh health blooms o'er the cheek, florid as

the vernal morn. Rolt.

FLOURISH

as blossoms in

Banished Duke.

May. Plays, Trial of Treasure,


May. Dekker. Flourish

Flourishing like

as Flora in her pride. Marlowe.


like the

morning flower

like cedars of Libanus.

Watts.

streams.

FLOW

P. Francis.

Ossian.

My temper,

Crown.

like a plant

Burns.

by gentle

like

an inundation. Pix.

R. Wilkinson.

like a river.

C. Hopkins.

deep stream, flows on smooth and unruffled.

Sir

lating tide.

as smoothly as a summer's flood.

like a

T. Holcroft.
ing tide.

Ecclesiasticus.

like a continual stream. /. Taylor.

like the pure crystal stream.

Flow

lily.

like grass. Ibid.

Watts.

as a

E. Young.

like a torrent.

like a stream.

in beauty's pride arrayed.

Flow like a spring tide. Quarles. like a rushThomas Moore. Flow amply, like the undu-

Poem, Russian Prophecy.

Flowing as the

Duchess of Newcastle.
Byron.

as the full-tide sea.

flowed like mountain

rills.

sea.

Tears

FLOWER like the green thorn of May. Home.


FLUCTUATE like summer corn before the breeze. Southey.
FLUENT as air. /. Shirley. as the sky-lark sings. Akenside.
The theme

is

as fluent as the sea.

A.

Hill.

FLY
FLUSH as May. Shakespear.
FLY swift as time. Marlowe.
As

J. Smith.

Fly with swifter wings than time.

swift shall post, as time itself can fly. Durfey.

Fly like thought. Shakespear, Lilly,


a passing thought. Burns.

wain

swift as Aurora's

Fly

fy

Fly away like

others.

Like

light-

Fly with swiftest

flight,

like lightning. /. Shirley, Faulkland, 8$ others.

me

furious

fly.

a Poem.

o'er kindling skies. Aurelia,

ning let

Henry Jones.

Fly

Quarles.

fast as day.

as lightning in tempestuous night. Play,

Cupid's Whirligig.

Fly like lightning to execute your commands. Play, Fatal


Not thunder flies more swiftly from Jove's arm, than
Union.
I to execute

what you command. W. Philips,


light. Dryden.
Fly as

Fly

nimble journeys of the

wings of
Sir

W.

W. Davenant. Fly like


Mrs. Cowley.

Sir

light.

Scott.

like sky-rockets.

Fly quick as a shooting

R. B. Sheridan.

summer

like stars athwart the

gazine.
Marston.

like

Dante.

like a

meteor

like

winds.

at the

Spenser.

before

the wind.

Ossian.

Sir

sweeping tempest

flies.

dispersed with chasing wind.

like

mist before the

away, as grey mist bePoetry.

when whirlwinds
Watts.

The

air-borne gossamer, urged

not

so

desires.

like dust before a whirlwind.

rise,

Fly like chaff

Play, Youth's Comedy.

before the whirlwind.

my

like mists be-

chaff before the wind.

perborean breeze. Universal Magazine.

fast as

R. Taylor.
App. Rhodius. Fly

tender blossoms in a forward spring, they fly

thistle

Ma-

northern wind.

like the swift-paced wind.

of the

the Scottish

Fly away as lightly as

Ossell,

W. Scott. Fly
fore the wind. Fragments of Ancient
like
fore the morning sun. Quarles.
E. Ward, Watts. As empty chaff,
zephyr's breath.

before the

Mirandola.

star.

Lay of

the

like

swift than Zephyr's blast. Preston's

like mist

of flame.

like a rocket.

midnight hour. Universal

Parnell.

like a whirlwind.

more

flash

meteors glancing o'er the troubled sky. Boyd's

Fiddle.

the wind.

sky. Poem,

like the

swiftly as the

Like

before the hy-

Fly like the down

Sacred Script., Blair.

by the summer's breath,

Play, Marriage Promise.

Chapman.

like

flies

Fly

smoke before

FLY
the rising tempest.

Watts.

swift as the clouds.

M.

Sacred Script.

as a cloud.

Pilkington.

Fly
of

like the light clouds

cloud

a summer's day. John Scott of Amwell.

Fly as

before the wind.

chased by the wind.

Wyatt.

like a cloud

fast as

Beaumont fy Fletcher,
Quarles, ty others.
She flies from love, as shadows from the
light. J. Crown.
Fly as a dream. Sacred Script., A. Philips,
Fly light as an empty dream, or vagrant wind.
ty others.
Fly away like a shadow.

J. Corye.

Doynes

Fly away as a vision of the night. Sacred


Fly like dreams before the morning ray. Sir W. Jones.
Fly like an empty vision. C. Churchill. like the pictures of
Tasso.

Script.

a morning dream. Akenside.

like a

dream, when

man awakes.
Arcadia, a

Watts. Like a dream, flying at the face of day.

Fly as

Pastoral.

more

swift than

fast as Iris, or Jove's

unawares a latent snake


Sacred Script.

like a bird.

as

Ibid.

as the eagle

Fly faster than the Tropic bird.

like a flock of

air.

doves before a falcon's view.

Like a flock of doves who see the hawk appear,

Spenser.

they turned and

fled.

Andromache,

Fly as doves do from a falcon.

when any

/.

in

Greek Tragic Theatre.

Taylor.

as doth a fearful

noise doth scare her. Haringtons Ariosto.

like timorous doves,

what time some strange approaching noise

they hear. Hooles Ariosto.

Fly away

Hook's Ariosto.

an eagle.

Fly swift as a falcon through the yielding

Hooles Ariosto.

dove,

Fly swift as a maiden, who

espies.

that hasteth to eat. Ibid.

Grainger.

Fly away

Venus drawn by doves. Banks.

Daphne. Langhorne.

swift like

Mercury. Marlowe.

like

doves from eagles.

Dry den.

like timorous

doves before the stooping eagle. L. Theobald.


Quick as an eagle darting on his prey,

Or lapwing skims on glancing plumes away,


Or dove on rapid pinions sweeps the vale,
Thus

flew the ship before the rising gale.

Fly like lambs from wolves. Dryden.


rapid

flight,

as

Ogilvie.

Behold them wing their

trembling birds from hungry vultures

me

Ajax, in Greek Tragic Theatre.

Fly

would a

Win her and take

tiger or a lion.

Play,

as a trembling
her.

fly.

fawn
Fly

FOR

like the swift hind.

Fly

Watts.

like a youthful hart or roe.

Fly

Gay.

Spenser.

roe-buck through the

Like a young bounding roe that scuds

fen. Ibid.

lawns to 'scape the hunter, so did she

Marsh.

fast as hind.

fast as

fly

o'er the

it

confused.

Charles

Fly like harts before their swift pursuers. Quarles.

Fly affrighted, as a hare before his hunters. Potter's Eschylus.

rats

like

from sinking

ships.

sengers from off the strand,

roaring on them.

Young.

Dunkin.

when

as frighted pas-

the tempestuous sea

Fly before them like the horizon. Burke.

Byron.

Cornwall, R. Bloomfield.

as scandal.

comes

Fly her, as a raven from the ark.


Fly quick

Fly quick as an arrow.

Fly from them like an arrow. S. Rousseau's Flowers

Southey.

of Persian Literature.
into his heart.

South,

Shame

shall fly like a

poisoned arrow

Fly from temptation as they would

from the regions of death, and the mansions of the damned.


South.

Fly as

if

your ghostly enemy had come before you

in

most hideous and horrible form. W. Painter s Palace of


Pleasure. Fly from me as from infection. Rawlins.
Fly thee
as they would a pestilence. Plays, Enchanted Wood, ty Monthis

Fly thee like a noisome plague. R. Shiel.

Fly from
would from the mouth of a cannon, or the breath
of a pest-house. South. Fly from sin, as from the face of a
Fly as from a scorpion. Marlowe.
serpent. Ecclesiasticus.
alto.

them

as he

Fly thy clasping arm as 'twere the poisonous adder. Mason.

Fly from him, as you would from a

fierce basilisk.

Play, Dif-

ferent Widows.

FOAMING like a mountain cataract. W. Wordsworth.


FOLLOW her like a shadow. Mrs. Cooper. as shadow
a

beam of

face of the

sun.

shadow followeth a body.

FOND as a child.
turtles.

follows

when the clouds are drawing over the


Night followeth day as a
Sir W. Scott.

sunshine,

Otway.

/. Worsdale.

Wit's Commonwealth.

R. B. Sheridan. as two
Fonder than ignorance. Shakespear.
as pigeons.

FORERUN, as lightning does the thunder.


flowers forerun the blooming year.

Dryden.

as

C. Beckingham.

budding

FOR
FORGOTTEN as a dream. Sylvester.
FORMAL as simple men in authority.
FOUL
den.

as the fiends

which

fell

from heaven's high towers. Dry-

as sin. Poetical Calendar.

Sir W. Davenant)

fy

storm. Beaumont

W. Davenant.

Sir

as hell.

Your
Her

others.

Beaumont 8$ Fletcher

face looks fouler than a

more

foul than

speckled scandal, or black murder's soul. /. Day.

Foul as

infamy. T.Hull.

leijs

Tate.

as the

garden breezes, that


of sweetest flowers.

more

dew of May.

Poetical Calendar.

line.

W.

Sir

air.

Garth.

as the

Dodsbalmy

Jones.

as the

as eastern winds or

of roses in their

Ann

flights.

display their early beauties,

it

blooms.

on a bank of sum-

Fragrant and precious as

when they do

the violets,

till all

Fragrant

Yearsley.

as the violet as

as zephyr's breath cast

the prime virgins of the spring

the winds in love do

contentious which from their lips should ravish the

More

Denham.

wind when it passes over the heads


Thomas Bayly's Wall-Jlower. Breath,

mer's violets. Play, Costly Whore.

Chapman.

as Vulcan's

as the morn.

others.

T. Moore.

fragrant than Arabia's gale.

as the

fy

steal the sweets

as the gentle

Fragrant and cheerful as the

summer

air.

Shiel.

Tobin.

Theobald.

Thomson.

breathings of Arabian

R.

is

Arachne's

fragile like

Scott of Amwell,

breath of morn.

Banks.

as ditch water.

as the spring.

Collection,

rising day.

Weak and

FRAGRANT

credit

as blotted pestilence.

smithy. Shakespear.

FRAGILE.

Fletcher.

first

grow

first kisses.

fragrant than violet buds fresh opening to

than a rose. E. Ward.


FraRamsay. as the blowing rose.
as the morning rose.
Chapman.
as roses newly
Jacob.
as roses fresh with early bloom, that
sprung. James Hogg.
from their native stalk dispense perfume. Sir W. Jones. as

the morning's eye.

C. Bullock.

grant as the damask rose.

rose water.

Rousseau's Flowers of Persian Literature.

mountain thyme. Poetical Calendar.


sweet carnation. E. Ward.

Mrs. Brooke.

More

More

as

fragrant than the

Fragrant as the

lily's

perfume.

fragrant than fresh odours shed from

FRE
perfumed breath, or scent of vernal

lily's

day. Mrs. Brooke.

rose. Sotheby's Obe~

Fragrant as the flower -scented heath at the dawning of

ron.

W. Thompson.

as the breath of flowers.

Mrs. Brooke. Fragrant and


blooming as the May drest thorn. Jane West. as the blossoms of May. Mrs. Brooke. More fragrant and fair than
hawthorn

as the

in bloom.

M.

sweet breathing blossoms.

dow

Amra just opened by

Fragrant as mea-

Pilkington.

flower of the
jasmine.
RousT. Moore.
the phoenix'

flowers in triumphant June. Jordan.

a bee.

as the

as

seau s Flowers of Persian Literature.

S.

nest.

as

Play, Triumphs of Virtue.


Not the phoenix in his death,

Nor

those banks where

And

Arabian winds

still

grow,

vi'lets

blow,

Yield a perfume like her breath. Habington.

More
Arabia

Young.

sacrificed,

than

all

and

all

new-mown

FRAIL

the sweets of Arabia.

More

as fair mortality. Byron.

the flower.

yellow bower. Ibid.


as dust in the wind.

whose

FRANK

thin

T. Herbert.

Fragrant

fragrant than the smell of

W. Ward's Gentle Shepherd.

hay.

dew upon

than

her spicy mountains in a flame. E.

as Eastern groves. Dryden.

as

Aurelia, a Poem.

fragrant than Sabaean spice.

as

as the leaf in autumn's

as

is

herself.

upon the thorn,


Margaret ojAnjou.

the film

the vale. Poem,

Mirth

Montgomery.
E. Young.

as the flower.

as the clouds of sunset.

Campbell.

web stretches o'er

and merry

Campbell.

Play,

Merry Devil of

Edmonton.

FRANTIC

as the tiger o'er his prey. Massinger.

FREE as liberty.

Savage; The Farm-house, a Farce.

Play, Orgula; C. Butler,


thought.
gels.

M.

Bladen.

Shakespear.

cence.

Otway.

ty

others.

Free

as virtue. Randolph.

as innocence.

as innocence can

/. Shirley.

as

bending an-

as first inno-

make me. A.

Hill.

itself.

May.

Free

E. Ward.
Free from shame

of offence like cherubs in a state of innocence.

Free from guilt as innocence

as thought.

and unconfined as

FRE
as truth's fair nakedness.

W. Davenant.

Sir

Free as truth

is

from falsehood, or sanctity from stain. Middleton. as nature.


Thomson. as nature's morn. W. S. Landor. as nature first

Chapman, Banks. Free


and general
Play, Edward
Third.

T. Heywood.
A. Bushe, Banks,
the
breeze, or
of heaven. Akenside.
Free and

N.
Beaumont
the common
Thomson.
mental
Tate.
he breathes. Glapthorne, Den

made man. Dry den,

as the

sun.

as the sun.

rays.

as the sun's

the

as light.

as

as

faithful

Fletcher,

fy others.

light

vital

light.

as

Coffey.

Field,

air.

as

others.

8$

8$

as ele-

air.

as the air

air.

Free and unconfined as air, Miscellany of Poems, by


Husbands, Broome. Walk more free than the unlimited air.

ham.
J.

Free as mountain

Play, Christmas Ordinary.


mings, J. Dillon.

as the vagrant air.

and transient as

air,

W. Mason.

blast.

its

Shakespear, Duchess of Newcastle,


that pass unseen. Sir

Pope.
ford.

fire,

fragrant

Watts.

gales that

and beds of roses sweet.

air.

C. Dibdin.

and

As

plains.

Behn.

as fate. T.

mountain

as

Walk

free as

Free as

as the gale.

winds

or wind.

seas,

Samuel Bam-

as the zephyr's

Byron.

as the

R. Bloomfield.

the linnet's wing.


Sir

air.

bound-

as

lions.

N.

Lee.

W. Davenant.

as flowers in

as emperors. Marston.

the

Shenstone.

as the birds that sport in

as fountain, air, or flower.

Heywood.

the wind.

as

as a

yonder

a falcon free, that soareth in the

Free as roving

Surrey.

the

breathe o'er laughing lawns

bird.

as

Free as the

others.

Paul Hiffernan.

as a

P. Pindar.

boughs. H. Boyd.

as birds let loose into

bird on a tree.

ocean's spray.

as

Landon.

wave.

birds of

fy

others.

W. Davenant.

or wind.

as
as

wing. Garrick.
less

Shakespear, Byron,

winds.

W. Hcm-

air.

G. Keate.

air.

meads

W. Cartwright.

As shepherds

on mountain heath. R. Bloomfield. Free as rivers that


as fish that glide through
are got to sea. Sir W. Davenant.
as light, air, fire, water. Montgomery.
the deep. T. Killigrew.
free

as an

open house at Christmas. Vanbrugh.

FREEZE
Rawlins.

like a

wind broke from the icy prison of the North.

FRE
FRESH

as day. Spenser, Garth.

wright, Pope,

as the

mervile.

others.
fy

W. Cart-

as the early day.

summer's day. Chaucer.

dawning light. Milton. as the rising dawn. Sosummer's dawn. Ramsay. as the morn. Pope

as

Play, Belisarius, by Philips.

as

morning.

Giles Fletcher,

morn. Poems, Forest of VaAs Aurora's blushing morn. Garth. As Aurora be-

Durfey,

8$ others.

rieties.

as blushing

Romulus

Hersilia,

fy

fy

8$ others.

as

spring.

as

spring.

as

Fresh and blooming as the youthful spring.

Hersilia.

R. Barford.

Old Woman.
the
Fountain Play,
the
the blooming
Ro-

Play, Amorous

fore the rising sun.

breath of morn. P. Pindar.

mulus

as the bright

as the pride of spring.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher.

Duchess of NewFresh and delightful as the chequered spring. Play,

Fresh, sweet, and pleasant as the spring.


castle.

Fresh as the spring, and fragrant as

Muleasses the Turk.

N. Rowe.

flowers.

Sir W. Davenant.

its

beauty, fresh and promising as spring.

Beauty, fresh as the new spring's,

when wan-

ton Phoebus mounts his burnished chariot early to salute her,

dew from her cheeks. Nabbs. Fresh as April. CaMay. Chaucer, Spenser, fy others. Fresh and blithe
as May. John Keefe.
as the month of May. Chaucer, Lilly,
Fresh and youthful as the month of May. L. Barty others.
rey.
Fresh and blooming as the month of May. Pope. as
the lovely form of youthful May. Sotheby's Oberon.
as meadow in a morn of May. Lilly. as a morning in May. The
Footman, an Opera.
Fresh and jocund as the breast of May.
and

rew.

kiss

as

Marston.

Fresher than the

Than May

April blossom.
Francis North.
rick.

ven

Durfey.
T. Moore.

in the

prime.

Tatham.

flowers. Shakespear.

wings.

with flowers new.

Chaucer.

Fresh as an

R. Shiel. as the lively verdure of the spring.


Fresh and green and sweet as Flora. Her-

as Flora in her

morning dew.
roses.

May

herself in blossoms new. Dryden.

Spenser.

Fresher than the

Fresh as morning's dew

distilled

Fresher than the dew that early

sits

on

on

Fresh as the dew that drops from morning's

dew that drops from bounteous heamake the shadowy bank pregnant with

as the

morning, to

FRE
Habington.

violets.
Sj-

Science, Fair

summer

fair as

mont's Psyche.
vester.
fy

any flower. Plays, Marriage of Wit


Broker, fy others.
Fresh and

flowers spring from their winter bed.

May flowers.

as

Fawkes

as

May

Beau-

rose.

Syl-

May. Play, Mundus Infans ; Skelton,


flowers in the month of May. Lidgate.
as

as flowers in

others.

flower of

as

May.

May.

in

as

Em, Marriage

Spenser, Gay.

fresh

and gay as the flowers

Dryderis Miscellany, L. Macnally.

Fresh and

May. L. Wager. as the flower


amid the sunny showers of May. M. Bruce. as branch in
May. Chaucer. as flowers in June. D. Belchier. as flowers
in meadow green do grow, when morning dew upon their leaves
flourishing as the flowers in

doth

Spenser.

light.

Sandys.

More

fresh than flowery meads.

G.

Fresh as a bloom that newly kissed the sun, adorned

with pearly drops flung from the hand of the rose-fingered

morn. Rawlins.

as the floweret opening

on the morn, whose

leaves bright drops of liquid pearl adorn. Beattie.

as breath-

ing flowers sweet smelling in the morning dew.

W. Hamilton.
More fresh and fair than blossoms which the morning air
Fresh as the balm.
steals perfume from. R. Lloyd, Arcadia.
as the buds of roses. T. Middleton.
as a roseJ. Ford.

bud newly blown.


fy

Somervile.

-as

a rose.

Chaucer, Durfey,

others.-Fresh and ruddy as a rose. Play, Spanish Bawd.


as roses blown.
as

morning

Ramsay.

as roses

Fresher than the maiden rose.

Peaps.

gay dewy morning. Burns.

in the

dewy

mer's

newly blown. E. Ward.

rose. Spenser. Play, Faithful Shepherd, fy others.

rose.

the morning rose,

Fresh as the rose

Fresher than the sum-

Her form was fresher than


dew wets its leaves. Thomson.

Salmagundy.

when

the

Fresher than roses dipped in fragrant dew. Mrs. S. Gunning.


Fresher and

new blown. Fanshaw.


Mr. Tom's Accomplished Maid.

sweeter than a rose

Fresh as a new-blown rose.

Fresh and fragrant as a new-blown rose.


ber,

C.

Molloy.

mask

as the vernal rose.

rose.

Theophilus Gib-

Dr. Johnson. as a rose

as a rose in June.

Reuben Bourne.

Warner, in England's Parnassus.

in

May.

as da-

A colour

fresh

FRU
as

damask

Warner's

rose.

Albion's

fragrant as the Fleur de luce.

Cumberland.

a daisy.

Fresh as the leaf his name


Fresh

Fresher than green grass. Fraunce.

Watts.

shall live.

dawn.

of

H. Faughan,
zephyr on

Fawkes. Fresh
Davenant. Fresh
youth. Duke of Newcastle. Feel

Glapthorne,
J. Dillon.

and gay,

the

as childhood.

C.

fresh,

Southey.

H. Vaughan. Fresher than Hebe,


as falcon

fresh as a bridegroom

new minted

FRESHEN

like

as the wave.

Go

Spenser.

when he meets

attire

As

eagle

yourself

his bride. Dekker.

Fresh

drooping flowers in the heat of summer, after

a chafed

W. Taverner.

lion.

velvet. Shakespear

FRTGHTFUL

sixpence. Marston.

a hastening shower.

FRET like

or the rosy Hours. Harriet

coming out of mew. Chaucer.

fresh out of the ocean wave.

as a

Fresh as the Hours.

Fresh as Dian's visage. Shakespear.

the gales

hill.

as

as in youth's fair morning.

Downing.

as

others.

fy

as the

like infant nature.

Sacred Script.

Thurlow.

fine as

as daffodil, that in a garden grows.

as the verdant olive. Merrick.

as air.

Fresh and

Fresh and verdant as the garden of Eden. E. Irving.

Sylvester.

Fresh and

England.

Spenser.

Beaumont

like a

fy

Fletcher.

gummed silk.

as the serpent's hiss.

like a

gummed

/. Baillie.

Shakespear.

Frightful to

me, as a judge to a criminal upon passing sentence of death.

W. Taverner.

FRISK like a

goat. /. Shirley.

FRIVOLOUS
FROLICK,

as gamesters' oaths. Dilke.

as the hunters in the chase of savage beasts,

amid

the desert woods. Marlowe.

FROWARD

as children suddenly

waked. Sir W. Davenant.

FROZEN. More frozen than the Alps. John Fletcher.


FRUITFUL as the free elements. Shakespear. as the
spring.

year.

N.

Cotton.

as

autumn. Fountain.

Poem, Progress of Wit.

G2

genial

as the full-grown

as the fertile earth. Duchess of

FUG
Newcastle.

Dryden.

as the Nile.

Play, Three English Brothers.

as the swelling vine.

FUGITIVE

meads of Paradise.

as the

as the vine. Sir

W. Davenant.

C. Cotton.

as time himself. Sir TV. Scott.

as wind.

Thomas

Gent.

FULL. As

full

in the spring is rich in blossoms.

Full of beauty, as a rose

Rape.

am

Heywood.

as full of

She was

frozen night

is

humour

Shiel.

Rape upon

as an April day of variety.

T.

R.

As

Shiel.

full

My mouth was

of sorrows,

as full of wit,

Full of dullness, as an egg

as the sea of water. Durfey.

Full of business, as an egg

of meat. Fielding.

meat. G. Colman jun.

R.

of virtues, as the milky way upon a

full

Shahespear.

of meat. W. Davies.

Play,

of sweetness.

is

thick with stars.

as a sea of sands.

full

Full

of spirit as the month of May. Shahespear.

of charms, as nature

Full as an egg.

Gay.

as Westminster-hall the last

is

of

is full

as an

egg

is

day of Term.

Fielding.

FULSOME
FURIOUS
Cibber.

as howling after music.

as a whirlwind.

as the wind.

A.

Shahespear.

Hill.

Otway.

as

tered crags from off the mountain

as

Libyan whirlwinds. C.

when Boreas
cliffs.

tears the shat-

Doyne's Tasso.

as

boisterous winds that have their prison broke, roar on a forest.


Sylvester.

as a flame of fire.

G. Townsend.

lows rush against a rock. Sylvester.


Byron.
surly

as heaven's sulphury flash against

brows doth dash.

whelps. Sacred Script.

Sylvester.

as stormy bil-

proud mountains'

as a bear bereaved of her

as a tiger. /. Corey.

rious, like a raging tiger.


tiger. // Trionfo della

as the sweeping wave.

Lidgate.

Wild and

fu-

Furious as an enraged

Costanza. Furious like a lion. Lidgate.

G.

GABBLE
GAPE

like a goose.

Dryden.

as the oyster for the tide. Jonson.

like oysters.

Beau-

GAY
mont

mer

fy

Fletcher.

of earth when dried to sum-

like the cracks

dust. Byron.

GATHER

Webster, Baron,

like a snow-ball.

Abdicated Prince.

rolling snow-ball. Play,

fy others.

In multitudes gathering like waves on the strand.

Gather as they run,

GAUDY

like a

Landon.

growing water. Byron.

like

summer.

as the

like a tide. Pitt.

J. Shirley,

as a tulip. Durfey.

as

peacocks. Burgoyne, Cumberland.

GAUNT

Chapman.

as famished wolves.

Shake-

as a grave.

spear.

GAY

as the morn. Porteus.

Chatterton.

the sprightly

as nature at the

morning

smile.

when rosy Phoebus woos


Gay and youthful as a new

as the vernal morning,

May. Miss Porden.

Gay as morning blushing at the gate


More gay than light. J. Ford, Dryothers.
than morning light. Garth. Gay

summer's morn. Behn.

W. Richardson.

of day.

den's Miscellany, fy

as the streaks that stain the


verses on Pope.

cellany; Durfey,

gaudy bow. Madarts laudatory


T. Yalden, in Dryden's Mis-

as the spring.

fy

others.

as the gilded

summer sky. Burns.

summer. Fielding. Gay and buxom


Gay and pleasant as the
as a summer's day. John Clare.
month of June. Centlivre. as heaven. Chaucer. Gay and
entertaining as the golden beams of the rich planet that adorns

Gay and teeming

as the

the day. L. Theobald.

Make

nature smile as gay, as at

Gay

she did on her creation day. Durfey.


those

the

Queen

above. Hayley.

as a peacock.

More gay and

Chaucer.

as a goldfinch. Sir

W.

Scott.

artless than the birds that sing their tuneful son-

a spring morning. Sir W. Scott.

Jane West.

in the noon-tide air.

the

Poem, Paradise of Coquettes.


others.
as linnets. Shenfy

nets on the leafy spray. Harriet Falconer.

o'er the vale.

first

her smile as

of love darts on the Graces in her court


as the bird.

as a lark. G. Colmanjun., O'Keeffe,


stone.

is

summer fly.

as the gilded

Edinburgh

Cornwall.

Gay

as a

lamb

in

as the roe-buck springing


fly,

that idly wanders

Collection, 1767.

More gay

Gaily as

than butterflies. Oding-

AZ

G
Gay

Barham Livius.

sells,

Lewis.

as the zephyrs of

More

Donne, R. Lloyd.

as Flora.

than Flora blooming in a

morn of May.

summer. M. G.
elegant and gay

Gay as
Gay and bloom-

/. Smith.

gardens in the month of May. J. Walton.

ing as the garden of Eden. Elizabeth Carter, in the Rambler.

when first its sweetness bloomed. Play, Woman s


by E. Howard.
as Elysium. Play, Necromancer.

as Paradise,

Conquest,

Shadwell.
Lacy. Gayer than
a
W.
a
Gay and
a
Play, The Mistakes
youth. T.
a bridegroom. Blackmore, Joseph Fawcet,
Savage.
young bridegrooms. C.Johnson.
as

tulips in the spring.

tulip.

Holcroft.

as

Odingsells.

More gay

GAZE

bride.

as

as

as mirth.

as

others.

Sherlock.

flower in the spring.

beautiful like

than glittering gold. R. Southey.


Sir W. Scott.
Stand at gaze, as do
some strange sight. T. Heywood. With
raptures, mothers gaze upon their darling in-

like startled deer.

the herds of deer at

such insatiate
fants,

when they

relieved.

see the smiling babes from pangs of death

Pix.

GENERAL

as the sun.

C. Churchill.

Play,

as the air.

GENEROUS as a prince.
dews

its

star

the Third.

W.

Sir

of eve. Akenside.

as evening.

as spring

Scott.

and kind as sympathizing nature. Otway.

infancy. Settle.

as the day.

8? others.

Centlivre, Garrick, fy others.

that bless the glad ground.

GENTLE
in

Edward

Colman, Burke,

A. Marvel.

She plays gentle

as nature

as the golden

as star-beams

on the

A. Cowley. Gentle
as the morn. Poems
as Cynthia's silver beam. Ode to Fancy.
on State Affairs, N. Lee, 8$ others. as a morn of May. The

midnight seas.

B. Booth.

Liberal.

summer

Watts.

Gentler than

light.

Dodsley's Collection.

as the yielding air.

airs.

W. Cowper.

as winds,

when Zephyr

as soft

blows.

brushthe gentler
Jonson.
winds
ing wind runs
Doyne's Tasso. Gentle and smooth
the groves of
Marmion.
the gale
water when no wind breathes on

whose breath perwhich moves


as the breath of even.

flowers.

o'er

stir

W. Richardson.

as the

that

as

spring.

as

it.

the grass.

Ossian.

as the gale,

as

GEN
fumes anew the blossomed
that

wave

Richardson.

vale.

musky wings

their

A. Seward.

Mickle.

Richardson.

as the gale of spring.

as the undisturbed air. Behn.


as the southern gale. /.

Hogg.

Each word is
bosom of the

Gentle as breeze that but whispers and dies.

Southern.

W, Scott.as the

Sir

twilight breeze.

Mary

Robinson.

the breeze that sighs at evening hour, on the soft

some folding
tropic noon.

Montgomery.

violet,

not moving

the spices of Sabsea. Dr. Johnson.

Dry den,

its

as

as the summer's breeze


Zephyrs blowing below the

sweet head. Shakespear, R. Berenger.

Gentle and sweet as vernal Zephyr blows, fanning the


or the blooming rose. E, Young.

A. Cowley. Her temper


Selima

fy

Azor.

that dances in

Abelard

its

is

lily

as the breath of Zephyrus.

gentle as the zephyr's breath. Play,

Gentle as the zephyr, yet blithe as the leaf


eddy. Morton.

as the

murmur of a sigh. Poem,

dew. /. Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.


as the dews of heaven. W. Richardson.
as falling dew.
to Eloisa.

Cooke's Hesiod.
as

of a

Voice, gentle as the breeze that

among

that mildly whispers.

as

as the halcyon breeze sent

summer's breeze. Glover.

as the

bosom of

sea, to bless the shore after the fervours

plays in the evening

flower. Langhorne.

from the evening

W,

as the whispering

gentle as a western breeze that fans the infant


spring.

W.

Gentle in peace as the gale of spring, fierce in

war as the mountain storm. Ossian.


gale.

Gentler than gales

Aden's aromatic vales.

in

as

W. Thompson. Gently
slumbers creep. N, Rowe. Gently as

as descending dews,

dews descend, or

the balmy dew from heaven. Ibid.


Gently as evening
dews shut up the rose. Play, Romulus fy Hersilia. Gentle as
the dews which evening sheds o'er expiring day. M. G. Lewis.
as evening dews descending on the flowery vale. W. Richardson.
Thy nature is as gentle as morning dew just melting into air.

falls

Fountain. Like the fresh leaf of the rose, thy nature

is

gentleness.

of Persian Literature. Gentle as dews


even-tide. C. Churchill.
Caress you gently as the morning

S. Rousseau's Flowers
at

dew

falls

on the opening rose, or the

fleece of snow

of the cold vale. Play, Win her and take her.

on the bosom

Gentle as sum-

GH A
Mrs.

mer's soft descending rains.

Gunning.

S.

as flakes of

feathered snow descend. Poetical Calendar.

Gentle, pure, and

sweet as breath of evening flowers. Porteus.

as the

flowers. Sturm.

lection.

-,

lamb. R. B. Sheridan.
din.

as a dove.

perfume of

Dodsleys Col-

Shakespear Play, Shoemaker's Holiday ;

as a lamb.

as the fleecy lamb.

others.

as rising incense. Thompson, in

A.

Bicknell.

Howard

der dove.

J.

fy

Stagg.

fy

unweaned

as the

Gentle and patient as a lamb. C. Dib-

C. Trotter, Fielding,

less dove.

others.

8f

Dryderis Indian Queen.

as the harmless dove.

as the gall-

as

the ten-

is

W. Hamilton.

Gentle and soft as the dove. Poem, Sorrows of Love.


as kids
milky dams. Sir Thomas Moore. Gentle and

that suck their

as a

new-born

Wordsworth.

R. Hurst.
Settle.

Rose.

of dying swans. Baron.

soft as notes

as innocence. TV.

Gentle as the touch that

ment.

Cornwall.

priests

do speak

when

dying

W.

blooming innocence.

as a

happy

lover's sigh.

his dear conqueress sighs

Davenant

on serenader's moon-lit instru-

Words, gentler
to

as

as bridal smiles. Sir TV.


falls

Cockain.

as an infant child.

The Liberal.

as a maid.

as a love-sick youth,

a hope into him. Behn.

like a goddess.

C. Churchill.

child.

the weary lids invades. Mickle.

far than those that holy

Fountain.

saints.

Gently as sleep

Gentle as hermits sleeping

in

by the fall of waters. TV. Thompson.


How gentle is his sleep Such always is the sleep of innocence
Gentle as a glove. Congreve.
in youth or age. B. Martyn.
their

mossy

cells, lulled

GHASTLIER than
GIDDY as a goose.

GLAD
ivood.

as the

death. Southey.

Burgoyne.

wrecked swimmer, when he

T. Hey-

feels the land.

Gladly as the parched earth drinks health out of the

cup of heaven. S.Rowley.


Gladdening as day. Ibid.

GLANCE like lightning.


lio-htning.

Gladden like the

Sir TV. Scott, J.

Play, Portsmouth Heiress.

like a meteor. Sir TV. Scott.

through autumn clouds.

Bird.like

like a

like

T. Moore.

spring. Pasquin.

a flash of

falling star.

Byron.

sudden gleams that glow

keener glance darts

GLI
not the hawk,

when from

the feathered tribe he

marks

GLARING as

E. Young.

the noon- tide sun.

Glaring and evi-

Glaring and

dent as the sun shining at noon-day. Tillotson.

gay as

GLEAM like

on the

James Campbell.

beacon's light. Sir W. Scott.

A tongue

like the

like lightning 'midst

like

broken moon-light

Gleam ruddy, like the


diamond dew. Landon.

glib as

Durfey.

oil.

as smoothly as a Parthian shaft.

Kyd.

Glide, like a

shooting exhalation, out of their sight. Chapman.


like a

shadow. R. Greene.

morn

o'er

GLIMMER

beds of unsunn'd violets borne. Poem, Illusions

like faint stars in a twilight sky.

like a meteor.

GLISTER

Glide away

Glide light as the breath of open-

Glide away as gentle streams. C. Johnson.

of Fancy.

Southey.

like gold.

GLIB.

Montgomery.

rippling on the stream.

fierce as

foe. /. Bird.

an orient star. Sir W. Jones.

a thunder cloud.

GLIDE

His vengeful eye,

Pomfret.

falling Lucifer.

fiery vapour, glared

ing

his vic-

Southey.

tim.

S. Rogers.

Scott of Arnwell.
dying tapers. Pix.

like

like the sun. Play, Ccesars

like the

summer's sun. Peele.

like the palace of the sun.

Glistering as bright as Phoebus orient.

Play, Battle ofAlcaza.

A. Barclay.

Glistering as the sun.

T. Heywood, South,

Revenge ; N. Richards.

others.
ty

G. Peele.

like a star.

Devices of sundry

like gold.

Gentlemen. Glistering as gold bright. Barclay.

GLITTER

like a star.

Chapman, Banks,

8$

others.

like a

bright starry planet. Palace of Pleasure, by William Painter.

like

starry sky.

like a sun-beam.
W. Wordsworth.
like a gem.
a flame. Chapman.

Sotheby's Oberon.

Akenside.

burnished gold.

like

like

over a Turk's pavilion.

Modem

Manners.

GLITTERING
W.

Scott.

as

as a

Byron.

Southey.

like

like

crescents

morning dew.

Poem,

glow-worm. W. Tennant.

H. Bradshaw.like the sun. Sir


when suns by thousands shine in orbs of dew.

as Phoebus.

GLO

Burke.
Parnell.

like a

Spenser.

like crystal glass.

Blackmore.

refulgent star.

like a

Olympus

GLOOMY

Milton, Pope,

as night.

Townsend.
Ossian.

evening. Play, Right

G.

as hell.

fy

Wrong.

fy others.

path

as death.

and uncomfortable as a surly


John Baillie.

Marmion,

as the sun at noon.

others.

'fy

as the

More

like the

glori-

sun in his

Glorious and charming as the mid-day's

Glorious he stood as a bright sun set amid the

sun. Behn.

Glorious as the western sun. Play, Timoleon.

Lidgate.

like the setting sun.

Crown.

eye of heaven. A. Cowley.

as the

summer sun

as the day.

M.

as the

Stevenson, Doyne's

Glorious and light as day. C. Cotton.

Beaumont

sets in the

The Cossack, by R. Ely.

refulgence of his ray.

Tasso.

like

when
Gloomy

P or den.

Otway.

ous than the noon-day sun. R. Barford.


meridian. Davenport.

winter's day without sunshine.

as the sun. Randolph,

rising sun. South.

G. Croly.

as the bursting storm,

low'ring clouds autumnal skies deform. Miss

GLORIOUS

as a November
Mr. May's King

as the grave.

the gathering of clouds.

full

silver

leads to Jove's high

G. Peek.

court.

stars.

Dryden.

star.

the morning star.

like

moon's bright rays, or that clear

like the

the milk-white way, that in

Asa.

as mid-day.

as the noon. Watts.


Betterton.
as
fy Fletcher, T.
as when the pure and first created
the light. W. Cartwright.

light

Play, Taming of a Shrew.

broke through the chaos. Suckling. as the morn. Soas the morning
as a summer morn. W. Tennant.

mervile.

washed with dew.

ray. Beaumont's Psyche.

rora decked with pearly dew.

Countess of Winchilsea.

glorious than the bright empress of the

Titan
cloud.

rises.

Durfey.

Sacred Script.

rainbow giving
Massinger.

morning

as the

AuMore

Glorious to the view, as young

as the

morning

as the

moon

ruddy morn when early


star in the midst

at the full. Ibid.

light in the bright clouds. Ibid.

of a

as the

as the spring.

as the flower of roses in the spring of the year.

Sacred Script.

as unclouded

May.

Tobin.

as a

diamond

GR A
More

richly set. Byron.

Gait.

morning
full

glorious than the Indian gem. John

Glorious as Mars.

Sir

He

W. Davenant.

at the

upon the temple of the Most High,

as the sun shining

and as a rainbow giving

was as the

moon

midst of a cloud, and as the

star in the

light in the bright clouds.

Ecclesias-

ticus.

GLOW

summer

like

unwearied

lustre.

ing as the

summer

like

like the sun with

the morning star. Ossian.

like

morn when

phyr blows. PolwheWs Theocritus.

evening sky.
TV.

Ahenside.

Glow like

Thompson.

oven.

anvil.

Glow

Sir

W.

like

morn when

Charlotte Brookes'

as with the blushes of an

Glowing as the

Vatheh.

holy

vestals'

W. Scott.
W. Scott.

a volcano. Sir

like fire brands.

spring's soft ze-

like radiant

Watts.-like a fiery spark. Sir

brand. Ibid.

like heaven.

Sol's bright rays his blushing east adorn.

Reliques of Irish Poetry.

Zimri, an Oratorio.

like a flame.

pure

Glow-

burning noon. Watts.

blaze at noon. W. Thompson.

Glowing

T. Moore.

Campbell.

suns.

Merry.

fires.

as a fiery

like a fiery

like steel

upon the

Scott.

GOLDEN as the sun. /. Ford.


GORGEOUS as the sun at midsummer. Shakespear,
GRACEFUL as the Queen of love. G. Townsend. as

Dian

when she draws her bow. Byron. Not with more grace the
nectar'd cup is given by rose-lipp'd Hebe to the Lord of Heaven. Hayley. One there was like orient morn, and graceful
as of goddess born.

GRACIOUS

as the

GRADUAL

and

Cottle's Icelandic Poetry.

morning

silent

star of heaven. Play, Friar

Bacon.

as the extension of evening shadows.

Dr. Johnson.

GRATEFUL
to the

May. Lovibond. as the rosy month of May.


as sun-shine
as the dawn of day. N. Rorve.
sportive lambs. Jago.
To me more grateful than the
as

W. Thompson.

orb of day crowned with the glories of


Grateful as

when

Titan's golden

celestial light.

beam

first

C. Fox.

dawns upon the

GR A
new-recovered sight of one long fated to the dreary glooms of
darkness. J. G. Cooper.

where

to fainting

as (at noon's sultry hour) the grot

dews congeal. Salmagandy. as fanning gales


swains. Gay.
as dews to blossoms. W. Thompson.

trickling

Tear-drops, more grateful than

as blossoms to the bee. Ibid.

the morning

dew on dying

Grateful as

C. Lennox.

plants.

the silver drops of kindly rain to drooping plants and thirsty


Ibid.

fields.

hope of wonted

ing floods to lovesick minds.

Gay.

warbling notes to the shepherd.

external sensation

terature, by

N. E.

own

Chess.

as fall-

as the tuneful linnet's

W. Thompson. as the flower


summer's bounty. G. Keate.

child.

as the touch

Specimens of Hindoo Li-

Kindersley.

Addison, Colman.

E. Ward. Speak as gravely


Shoemaker s Holiday. Grave
as an owl.

barn. Farquhar.

so grateful to the body,

is

of the soft cheeks of one's

GRAVE as a judge.

Doyne's Tasso.

rain.

that pays with sweets the genial

No

summer's burning sea-

as the thunder's cloud in

son, that brings

of peace.
Play,

as a tetrarch.

Look grave

Somervile.

Grave

Talk gravely as a judge.

as a justice

as an old abbess.

Play,

Game of

owl in a
W. Davenant.

as an

Sir

Long, grave, and sullen as a mourning cloak. Ibid.

Look

as

grave and thoughtful as rich mourners. Ibid.

GREAT
Gay.

as

Jove.

victor son. Prior.

as a duchess.

of Guise, by Dryden

GREEDY
kites.

as a

Great and commanding as the breath of kings. N.

Dryden.
Rowe.

God. Pope. as an emperor.


E. Ward, fy others. as Philip's
Greater than a monarch on his throne.

Gay.

as a king. Durfey,

as the grave.

A. Marvel.

Tatham.

8$

Greater than fame.

Somervile.

Duke

Lee.

Cumberland.

Greedy of

it

as wolves.

as a cat

Greedier than the sea.

is

South.

Otway.

as

of a dish of milk.
Greedily as bees

suck sweetness from the fragrant stock of Flora's early bounty,

Tatham.

GREEN
the

as spring. Hunt.

bay-tree.

as a laurel.

Marmion, T. Shadwell,

Chaucer,
fy

others.

Wyatt.

as

as

grass.

GUI
Common Prayer Booh,

Gascoigne,

grass in a sunny shower. Southey.

Chaucer, Gascoigne,

leek.
val.

Watts.

as a

Cambrian

leek. Bre-

as the salt sea billows.

W.Words-

as

Palms.

emerald greener ever was. H. Peacham.

GREY
Ms.

the spring

as

Leaves, green as the sea. /. Wilson, author of Isle of


Green as gall. Chaucer. as emeralds. T. Moore.

worth.

No

as the leaf.

8$ others.

May. T.Shadwell.

as

others.

8$

January. Tom a goose.


Chaucer.
a badger. P.

as the morning's eye. F. Beaumont.

as glass.

Chaucer,

Chaucer, Gascoigne,

others.

fy

as a falcon.

as

others.

ty

as

as

Pindar.

GRIEVE like Niobe. Shahespear.


GRIEVOUS as for one to read over
able to pay them.

South.

his debts

when he

as for a bankrupt to

is

not

examine and

look into his accounts, which at the same time that they ac-

must needs

quaint,

More

also upbraid

him with his condition.


Home.

Ibid.

grievous than the pains of death.

GRIM as hell.

Shahespear.

as voracious wolves. Pope.

More

grim than death. Quarles, Centlivre.

GRIZZLED as a silver-haired rabbit. Sir Chas. Sedley.


GROSS as a mountain. Shahespear. as earth. Ibid. Fools,
gross as ignorance

GROW
Script.

as the

lily.

Ibid.

as

Ibid.

Hydra's heads. Shahespear.

like

made drunk.

The

as the vine. Sacred

family grew like an oak on

the mountain, which meeteth the wind with

lofty head.

its

Ossian.

GRUNTING like a hog.


GUIDE.

I will guide

assist the

/. Taylor.

your tottering steps as prosperous gales

voyage of the bark. Phoenician Damsels,

in

Greek

Tragic Theatre.

GUILEFUL

as the hunter's

snare.

S.

Rousseau

Flowers of

Persian Literature.

GUILELESS
GUILTLESS
Settle.

as the

dews of dawn. T. Moore.

as innocence.

Gomersal.

as an infant's dreams.

HAL
H

HALLOWED as

Heaven's

is

Mason.

TV.

self.

HANDSOME

as a
as an angel. Southern, Fielding, fy others.
goddess. Behn.
as
as a cherubin. Centlivre, James Wild.

Venus.

/. Mottley.

Hercules ere his

first

as Adonis.

Foote's Comic Theatre.

labour. Byron.

as

as a peach-tree in blos-

som. T. Morton.

HANG the head,


storms.

Duke.

rain.

heavy head

hung

is

like the

Codrus.

as flowers with frost, or grass beat

Shakespear.

like

like a white

bending

lilies

poppy sinking on the

overcharged with

rain.

down with

overcharged with
plain,

whose

My virgin head

Dryden.

poppy charged with too much moisture. Play,

as full-blown poppies overcharged with rain decline

the head. Pope.

with

head declined

charged with dew she weeps.

like a fair flower sur-

Milton.

as with ungentle

showers the rose o'ercharged with wet declines her head. C.

Hang

Cotton.

dew. Beaumont
eared corn.

lily

ty

Suckling.

like a violet full of the

Hang down

Fletcher.

hung

his head.

like a columbine.

P. Pindar.

She

morning

their heads like full-

Crown, in Dryden's Miscellany.

/.

lily.

down

thy head

Marston.

Like

like a lilly

like a

a drooping

nipped by

down her lovely head. Play, The Spaniards.


So a fine tulip when o'ercharg'd with rain, melts and dissolves,
not able to sustain the weight of falling showers, hangs down
winter's frost hangs

its

Hang

head. Play, Alarbas.

Hang

spear.

together like a

Like a drowning wretch


house.

Hang heavy

will I

o'er

him

like flax

on a

distaff.

Shake-

swarm of bees. The. Liberal.


hang upon you. Play, Coffee-

like a

gathered cloud. /. Reed.

Grief on her lovely aspect hangs like a cloud upon the morning's

brow, and shines with lustre borrowed from her beauties.

Theobald.

HAPPILY

as the bees that hive their sweets.

HAPPY as a god.

A.

Hill.

Cornwall.

as the blest above. Lansdonme.

as the blest in Paradise. Play,

The Robbers.

as angels. Farce,

HA
Who fares

best.

as Heaven's angels.

Guy Earl of Warwick; Gay,

Play,

a
a

Lansdowne.
fy others.

as

Happy and

others.

Wordsworth.

as a king.

as a queen.

M. P. Andrews,

The Mistakes ;

prince. Play,

bird.

as

Sylvester.
fy

as birds in their bowers.

turtle doves. Mrs. Cowley.


Murphy, 8$ others. as a lawyer
in Term time, or a physician in November. T. Holcroft.
She
seemed as happy as a wave that dances on the sea. W. Words-

Ibid.

day

as the

is

faithful as

two

Garrick,

long.

worth.

HARD

as a stone.

Chaucer, Lidgate,

stone. Poole's Parnassus.

Hard and

Sacred Script.
rieties.

as marble.

fy others.

rocky

as the

as a piece of the nether mill-stone.

cold as stone. Poems, Forest of Va-

Sylvester,

Duchess of Newcastle,

fy

others.

Harder than Egyptian marble. Chapman. Hard as marble


rocks. J.Taylor. Harder than a rock. Sacred Script., Shakespear,

fy others.

than rocky

rocks. Glapthorne.

Spenser.

hills.

Hard

as stony

as the Scythian rock. Poole's Parnassus.

Their breasts are harder than the Scythian rocks. E. Heywood.

Hard

as an adamant.

rocks of adamant.

Sacred Script., Bancroft,

Marmion, Habington,

ty others.

as

Hearts

fy others.

more hard than adamantine rocks. J. Taylor. Hard as a diamond. Chaucer. Heart, hardened as the diamond. W. PainHard as flint. Sacred Script., A. Barter's Palace of Pleasure.
clay, fy others.

as

fire-engendering

More hard than Idumean

than
mond.

flint,

flints

or marble stone.

W. Painter's Palace of Pleasure.

fy

steel,

others.

as steel.

Peele.

or

as iron, or steel.

A. PHIL

flint,

Hard and smooth

Lidgate, Barclay,
adamant. G.

Marlowe.

T. Moore.

plains.

than
than marble,

A. Barclay.

or diamonds. Poetical Calendar.

than

Poole's Parnassus.

flint.

on sun-burnt

8$ others.

as iron.

or diaflint,

as glass.

Harder

Sandys, Fountain,

as solid brass. Poole's

Harder than oak. G. Sandys. Hard as the palm


of ploughman. Shakespear. Hard and unfeeling as a tyrant's

Parnassus.

heart. Play,TheRevolution.

Poole's Parnassus.

Hard

as the heart of unrelenting tyrants.

(difficult) as for

the postern of a needle's eye. Shakespear.

a camel to thread
as to paint echo to

HAR
the sight. Swift.

as the

Gordian knot. Shakespear.

the sands, or count the stars. Spenser.


in Euphrates.

Sylvester.

hard a task, as with a

Harder than

singer.
Ibid.

than

HARDY

prop a

HARMLESS
A.

turtle.

lambs.

to cover the sun's

A.

Ibid.

As

beams. Mas-

Hill.

ty others.

as doves. Sacred Script., Otway,

Philips.

as the

Nemean

fy

others.

as the turtle of the woods.

harmless

as the

Otway.

as

and innocent as sporting lamb. J.


as a sheep. Herrick.
as a kid. Play, Fickle Shepas a child.
as the smile of infancy. W. Hawkins.

as an infant's play. W. CowofIsle of Palms.


as pilgrims' kisses on the shrines of virgin martyrs. Cum-

berland.
less

tell

prop a tower with a deceiving reed.

falling tower.

J. Wilson, author

per.

as to

Shakespear.

Watts.

herdess.

to

count the sands

to

as to count the waves.

veil

Chaucer, Lidgate,

as a lion.

lion's nerve.

Smith.

to

as

flame, as harmless as a lambent

and without

effect, as is the

Dryden. Harm-

fire.

echo of a cannon's crack dis-

charged against the battlements of heaven. Play, King John.

Harmless as the

HARMONIOUS

as planets

silent dead.

Preston's

App. Rhodius.

as the spheres. /. Taylor,

move.

J.

Adams.

E. Young,

$ others.

Music, more harmonious than

the spheres yield in their heavenly motions. Massinger. Voice,

harmonious as

celestial

monious than the

Accents, more harhymns to harvest. Glap-

music. T. Maurice.

lark's

when she

sings

Voice, more harmonious than the lark, whose tuneful


awake the cheerful spring. W. R. Chetwood. Harmonious as when the moraine; stars together sang and all the sons
of God shouted for joy. W. Thompson.
as the voice of angels
thorne.

notes

singing before the Eternal Majesty.

Sp>enser.

He who

stranger to the feelings of a parent,

may

mellifluous notes of a flute, or in the

more sonorous

to the parent's ear these are less

music of an

N. E,

infant's prattle.

is

take delight in the


viol

but

harmonious than the simple

Specimens of Hindoo Literature, by

Kindersley.

HARMONIZE.

See

o'er the

harp her beauteous form she bends.

E A

while as she sweeps the chords, their melody in richness har-

monizes with her

HARSH
The

face.

Author of the Times, a Poem.

as a grating wheel. Play,

New

trick to cheat the Devil.

voice of ravens in the dead of night conveys not harsher

W. Cartwright. Harsh as the raven's


Sound harsher in my ears than Scylla's dogs
seaman. Play, Muleasses the Turk.
Sound

notes into mine ears.


note.

Theobald.

unto the frighted


harsh and

HASTE

fatal as the

mandrake's groan. L. Theobald.

as bees to flowers. Sylvester.

as a generous unfleshed

hound, that hears from far the hunter's horn and cheerful cry.

Dryden.

HASTY as

as they

fire.

would

fly

death. Poole's Parnassus.

Hasty and rash

Shakespear.

as

fire.

L. Theo-

bald.

HATE

him, as

do

cockatrice. Play,

Shakespear.

hell's pains.

Lord Cromwell.

Hate thee

as I

would a

like a serpent's

hissing. Play, Cupid's Whirligig.

HATEFUL

to

my

Beaumont

8$

Fletcher, J. Philips,

you are

soul, as sin

as hateful

unto the

grown, as

thoughts. Play, Forgery.

Corye.

saints.

and

others.

as hell.

To my

hell's severest tortures

sight

to

More hateful than contempt. Mrs. Cowley. Hatename of slave. P. Francis. as the grave. Pope.

Shakespear.
the

ful as

my

Hateful as Cocytus' misty mouth.

as the reek of a lime-kiln. Shakespear.

HAUNT
like a

him

like a sprite.

phantom. Sir W.

PasquiVs Nightcap.

Haunt me

Scott.

Haunt him
W.

like a passion.

Wordsworth.

HAZARDOUS.

As hazardous

for a

moderate understanding

usurp the prerogatives of genius, as for a

common form

to
to

play over the airs of uncontested beauty. Dr. Johnson.

HEALING

as balm. Jephson.

as the

drops of Gilead balm.

W. Thompson.

HEALTHFUL as the blood of grapes to age. Sir


HEALTHY as the month of May. R. Estcourt.

W. Davenant.

HEA
HEARTLESS,
M.

deer.

HEAVE

helpless, wild, as flocks of timid sheep, or driven

Bruce.

like the sea.

The Liberal.

tion.

Montgomery. like

like ridgy waves.

a sea in restless

HEAVENLY as a seraph's note. Dodsley's Collection.


HEAVY as lead. Lidgate, Shakespear, fy others. Heavy
dull as lead.

cred Script.
as the

Marlowe.

than

mo-

Ossian.

Heavier than the sand of the

Atlas' burthen. Lacy.

and
Sa-

sea.

weight as heavy

My

world on Atlas' shoulders. Duchess of Newcastle.

revenge, as heavy as Jove's wrath wrapped in a thunderbolt,


is falling

on him.

Make my heart heavy

/. Shirley.

as a stone.

Lidgate.

HEEDLESS

HERD

like

as the wind. Poetical Calendar.

wounded deer

in

company. Dryden.

HIDEOUS as despair. E. Young.


HIGH as thought can soar. Dodsley's
of fame. Congreve.

Higher than the heavens. Sacred


hell.

High

Sylvester.

Collection.

as the

Marlowe, Shakespear,

as heaven.

Script.

head

others.

8$

than heaven

from

above the

as the heavens are raised

Watts.
Phoebus
Congreve.
W.

More high than


Luna.
Davenant.
P.
Taylor.
Marlowe,

Dryden,
Olympus. Beaumont
Olympus' cloud-dividing
high
huge
Rawlins.
Olympus'
Hopkins.
Banks. High above
Atlas
a
Play,
Alpine
a monumental pyramid.
a
Beaumont
a May-pole. Duchess of
R. Greene. High
Newcastle.
could
my

ground we
Lidgate.

tread.

shineth in his sphere.

as

the spheres.

as

as

these, as

C.

to

Timoleon.-

as

as Atlas.

mole-hill. Ibid.

as the

hills.

Settle, Powell.

as

steeple.

ty

Fletcher.

as cedars.

HISS

ty others.

top.

top.

like snakes.

as I

Broome.

as the noise of

many

as

as

Shakespear.

HOARSE

as

J. C-Keeffe, 8$ others.

Fletcher,

8$

as

lance.

Sidney.

Sir

as the clouds.

J.

Sir

as the skies.

stars.

waters. Sacred Script.

pitch

HOT
HOLLOW as a vault.
HOLY as religion. R.
when

Faulkland.
Shiel.

as the thoughts of dying saints,

angels hover o'er them.

Cumberland.

mit's vesper strain.

W.

Sir

Scott.

flame as holy

Holy

as that which burns in pious bosoms. Hodson.

as her-

as altars' incense.

Glap-

thorne.

HONEST

as truth itself.

between

as the skin

HONORED like
HORRIBLE
TV.

a god.

J.

Stagg.

others.

fy

as murderers.

as death.

Thompson.

TV.

T. Heywood.

as the mandrake's

as the hiss of dragons.

as a murderer's dreams. Johnson.


all

Shenstone.

W. Cartwright.

as the groan of a famished tiger leaping

Montgomery.

his prey.

horrid as

as the light.

A. Brewer, Pope.

as the gates of hell.

groan. Shakespear.

on

as hell. Spenser, Davenant,

Hemings,

HORRID

N. Rowe.

his brows. Shakespear,

as

the wars the elements

Mars. Pope.

when

N.

Lee.

Black and

ruffled into storms,

could e'er present. Play, Courtenay Earl of Devonshire.

HOT as fire.

Gower, Lidgate,

ley, fy others.

Durfey.

fy others.

as

burning mountains. Ravenscroft.


phur. /. Ford.

P. Pindar.
ton.

as the

Hot as thunder.
summer sun. A.

as the

A. Cowley.

as flaming Etna.

C. Hopkins.

from the

N.

Lee.
fire.

Jonson.
Hill.

all his

as the

flames.

summer. Dray-

as suns above the line. /.

as ripe noon.

Hotter than the dog-days. /. Corye.

of

Hotter than the lightning's

torrid zone. Poole's Parnassus.

oven. Sacred Script.

Hot

entrails

as flames of burning sul-

Hotter than Lucifer in

as lightning. Glapthorne.

Smith.

Fanshaw, Cow-

Fire, hotter than that of Etna.

as the current of melted metals that flows

Hot

hell.

as Etna. Spenser, J. Shirley.

Hot as an

as a furnace. Farquhar, J. P. Kemble.

Parnassus.
when kindled

Shakespear.
through. Duchess of Newcastle.
molten
Taverner.
Otway.
molten
Blackmore. Hot
Hotter than melting
gunpowder. Shakespear. Jove. Pomfret.
as coals,

as Perillus' bull. Poole's

as

as

gold.

lead.

as liquid brass.

flint,

or fluid glass.

as

as zeal. Quarles.

as

TV.

HOV

as a burning fever. Poole's Parnassus.

Garth.

W. Davenant.
brandy.

HOVER like

as a peppercorn.
as a toast.

as

any pepper. Sir

as peppered

like the

mid-

like a northern

tem-

R. Bernard.

bees o'er flowers. Lisle.

HOWL like wolves in the wood.


night wolf amidst the deserts.
pest.

A. Maclaren.

George Thornley.

N. Rowe.

Murphy.

HUGE as high Olympus. Shakespear. as Leviathan. E. Young.


HUMANE as mercy. Mrs. S. Gunning.
HUMBLE as the child that meek and silent sinks to rest.
Merrick.

as the conquered. Sewell.

They come

as they used to creep to holy altars. Shakespear.

a cheater before a magistrate. Green's

Tu

as

humbly

Humble

quoque.

as

as the

lowliest shrub that bends to Heaven's least breath. Jonson's

Sad Shepherd.

as oziers bending to the wind.

the earth. Jonson.

as a lamb.

Barclay.

Congreve.

as

as a spaniel. Play,

The Blunderer ; O'Keeffe.

HUMMING like a swarm of bees. Dryden.


HUMOROUS as winter. Shakespear. as nature.

as April. Jonson.

Sir

W.

Scott.

as the wind. Dryden, Bevil Higgons.

as quicksilver. Jonson.

HUNGRY
E. Ward,

as the sea.

Sf others.

Shakespear.

as a

hawk.

/.

Shirley,

as a hound. Robert Herrysone, P. Pindar.

HUNTED like a beast of prey. Dryden. like hares. Fielding.


HURL thee down, as Jove did giants from the skies. C. Hopkins.
HUSHED as death. Shakespear, Durfey, fy others. as the grave.
J. Wilson, author

All is hush as the lone


of Isle of Palms.
Herminius fy Espasia, by Hart.

silence of the quiet grave. Play,

as night.

W. Gilbank.

as midnight.

Shakespear. Play,

Hushed and silent as the mid of night.


Hushed as midnight silence. Dryden. Hushed

Traitor to himself.

W. Browne.
and silent as the lonely churchyard at the midnight hour.
A. Cherry. Hushed as the foot of night. R. Blair. as dead

IM M
calms.

N.

Lee.

All

hush'd as nature were

is

perpetual motion standing

still.

retir'd,

Hushed

Otway.

and the

as the falling

dews, whose noiseless showers impearl the folded leaves of


evening flowers. Congreve.

as the sea becalmed.

like

waters in a calm. Durfey.

C. Hopkins.

as infant winds in secret

caverns locked. Play, Neglected Virtue.

as the cradle babe,

when chidden by its angry parent to a slumber. C. Cibber.


Hush it, as a
as the babe upon its mother's breast. Byron.
nurse her infant's cry. Sir W. Scott.
Hushed like a sleeping

serpent underneath a bed of flowers. Pix.

I.J.

IDLE. More

idle than a

JEALOUS as

usurpers. /. Carlile.

madman's dream. Dekker.

as a turnkey.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher.

JEST

like a licensed fool.

IGNORANT
ILLUMINE
is

irradiated

Shakespear.

as dirt.

the soul

by

Donne.

by the

light

of contentment, as the world

the sun. S. Rousseau's Flowers of Persian Li-

terature.

ILLUSIVE

as the

ILLUSTRIOUS

dreams of morn. Jane West.

as the morn. Blackmore.

clear than silver

Venus

More illustrious and

in the evening sky. Joseph

Beaumont.

IMMACULATE as a sheet of white paper. Foote.


IMMEASURABLE as the winds. Play, Abdication of Ferdinand.
IMMORTAL as the soul. Play, Ungrateful Favorite J. Trapp,
;

fy others.

IMMOVEABLE
faith.

Fido.

as fate. Play,

Glapthorne.

Game

as
of Chess; Glover.
Translation of Pastor

as a steadfast rock.

Like the deaf rock he stands immoveable. Gay.

moveable as mountains.

/.

Montgomery.

Im-

IMM
IMMUTABLE

Dryderis Miscellany.

as fate.

as the laws of

nature. Burke.

IMPARTIAL

as truth.

South.

IMPASSIVE

as marble.

The

IMPATIENT
Johnson.

Liberal.

as desire. Southern.

an

as

as the raging sea. Behn.

The unbroken

M. Bladen.

colt is not

eagle in a grate. Dr.

C. Shadwell.

as the wind.

more impatient of his

rider's weight.

Impatient as a runner for the prize. Wandesford.

IMPENETRABLE as rocks of adamant.

My secret

G. Powell.

shall henceforth be as impenetrable as the philosopher's stone.

Chapter of Accidents by Lee.


,

IMPERFECT as discourses in a dream. Lansdowne.


IMPERVIOUS as a rock of adamant. Dr. Johnson.
IMPETUOUS as the wind. Dryden, Lisle.as the
J. Dennis.

he rushed. A. Hill.

In arms he rushes dreadful to the war,

impetuous, rapid as contending winds.


tuous as descending floods. Prior.
a precipice. Goring.

IMPLACABLE

lightning.

Impetuous as a storm

as the storms. J. Beattie.

as a tigress

as storms.

Impe-

C. Johnson.

down
new with young. Garth.

C. Cibber.

as a torrent rushing

as fate.

is

absurd or

Poem, Tyranny

the worst Taxation.

IMPOSSIBLE

as that any thing that

genuine and just consequence, issue from what

as that a false proposition should issue

is

false,

can by

true.

South.

from a

true. Ibid.

as to add degrees to infinity, new measures to immensity,


and further improvements to a boundless, absolute, and unim-

proveable perfection. Ibid.


Ibid.

man

as for a

a sick

South.

to

as

man

to live,

be at ease.

who wants

eyes.

should

snow. Shakespear.

cool.

as for

him

and not

as that

Stygian darkness should blend with

day with

night.

Quarles.

sun's resplendent beams. Sir

a star. Ibid.

as to catch the

as for

as that fire

Tillotson.

to kindle fire with

to see,

to breathe. Ibid.

light, frost

with

fire,

or

as to confine in crystal gaols the

W.Davenant.
wind

in a net

as to reach

down

thatbloweth

in the

INC

air. Lilly.
as to cast a drop of water in the breaking gulf,
and take unmingled thence, that drop again, without adding or

diminishing. Shakespear.

of voice. E. Young.
the Father of Lies.

as to silence an echo

by

God

as to reconcile the

the strength

of Truth and

Tillotson.
as for Heaven to hold communion with Hell. W. Thompson. as youth in health to dote
upon a grief. Middleton. as to cure a disease by an invective.
South.
Impossible and contradictious, as for a man to be
envious and innocent too. Ibid.

Impossible

thou might'st as well attempt

With thy weak arm to grasp Jove's thunderbolt


With thy impotent voice stand on the beach,

And bid the roaring tide,


And sleep in quiet thou

might'st as well

Think with thy breath

blow out night's bright lamp,

to

storm-lash'd, recede

And leave its Eastern worshippers in darkness,


Or with thy hand the fulgent star eclipse
That blazes on the noon- tide brow of day,
think to quench this bosom's deathless flame.
Play, Gonzanga.

As

IMPROBABLE,

as that the lioness should starve to spare her

prey. Lansdowne.

IMPUDENT as
he

kill

the basilisk,

him with

his eyes.

who

stares in the face of

man until

W. Davenant.

Sir

INACTIVE as the foot of a dull rock. W. Thompson.


INCONSISTENT as truth and falsehood. Farquhar.

INCONSTANT

as the

moon. Dryden,

T. Heywood,

wind.

Shakespear,

wind.

Hoole's Ariosto.

island winds. Belin.

Glapthorne.

Lower.

More

summer

blasts.

is

is

More

changing

as

T.

Kyd.

than

the air.

the breath of air that blows

calm. John Tracy.

gales that kiss the fragrant

Mary Robinson.

as the

inconstant than light whirlwinds.

inconstant

one moment, and the next


as the

# others. as the

as the passing wind. Smollett.

than autumn's

Not more

Cibber,

others.
fy

Inconstant

bosom of

the rose.

inconstant than the sea. Jasper

Hey-

INC
wood, Jonson,

others.

fy

and winds. Behn.

stant as the seas

Mrs. Manley.

flowing seas.

Incon-

as the rising winds, or

as April.

flying showers of rain in April.

we

More

Inconstant as waves. Smollett.

inconstant than the giddy wave. Poole's Parnassus.

C. Johnson.

Glapthorne.

as the

shadows

as the

survey. S. Boyse.

INCREASE
Akenside.

a small torrent fed with evening showers.

like

like a flood in a

increases as the billows roar,

narrow

when

vale.

rolling

The

Ossian.

noise

from afar they threat

the shore. Dryden.

INDUSTRIOUS as

INEXORABLE

T. Killigrew.

the ant.

as the grave.

of mariners. Glapthorne.

G. Powell.
like

as seas to the prayers

consuming

Play, Costly

fire.

Whore.

INFECTIOUS as the plague.


Fear

is

an infectious

F. Manning, in his Generous Choice.


catches like the plague.

sin, it

C. Johnson.

Infecting like a pestilential air. Philip Frowde.

INFERIOR
INFINITE

as a

INFLEXIBLE
hardened

weak

as space.

starlight to the

SoameJenyns.

mid-day sun. R. Brome.


as boundless space. Byron.

as death. Play, Abdication of Ferdinand.

steel.

Ajax,

in

Greek Tragic Theatre.

like

as a rock.

James Kenney.

INGENIOUS as want. Gildon.


INGRATITUDE like autumn's

treacherous blast, that blows

and gives the death-wound to the flower, that gave


the fragrant power. The Cossack, by Robert Ely.

INHOSPITABLE
INIMICAL,

Marmion.

as truth. Plays, Sir

John Oldcastle; Bonduca:

as the unstained soul of truth.

Shakespear.

as

new-born

virtue.

Durfey, R. Estcourt,fy others.


Diana.

breeze

as dogs to pigs. P. Pindar.

INNOCENT
others.

as the quicksands.

its

M. Bladen.

Corye.

as grace

R. Davenport.

as infant angels. Pix.

fy

itself.

as angels.

as chaste

as vestals. Play, Pcetus fy Arria.

Inno-

IN

cent and chaste as purest vestals. Theobald. Innocent and spot-

a vestal. E. Morris.

less as

others.

new-born babe

is

Play, Folly of Priestcraft,

not more innocent. G. E. Howard,

infant's. Sir

Newcastle.
air. Ibid.

stal

as

is

Thy

D. Terry.

Thoughts, in-

Innocent as harmless infants are. C. Saunders.


nocent as

fy

The

T. Holcroft, C. Dibdin.

babe unborn.

as the

Farquhar.

Innocent as infancy.

Sedley

as the child unborn.

R. Howard. Innocent as day. Duchess of

the light. Play, Crafty Cromwell.

heart

thy breast

free,

is

still

as purest

innocent as cry-

streams unsullied by the blast of ruffling winds and the

Innocent as lambs. Barclay,

loud tempest's rage.

Goring.

Yarrington,

Innocent and tame as a lamb. Somervile.

The

tender lamb that never nipped the grass

nocent.

Home.

Tatham.

fy others.

others.

fy

is

not more in-

Innocent as doves. Sacred Script., Farquhar,

as the sucking lamb, or harmless dove. Shakespear.

W. Davenant.

as flowers. Sir

as

buds that sprout

in

May.

as flowers that yield their smiles unto the distant

sun.

E. Howard. as is the new-fallen snow. /. Shirley.


Murphy. as chicken-broth. Stevenson.

water-gruel.

INNOCUOUS as the firstling of a flock.


INNUMERABLE as the stars of night,

TV.

as

Wordsworth.

or stars of morning

(dew-drops), which the sun impearls on every leaf and every


flower. Milton.

as the sand

which is by the sea-shore. Sacred

Script.

INSATIABLE

as death.

as the grave.

Sacred Script.

Marston, South,

grave. Lilly, Beaumont

and devouring than

fire.

fy

as fate. Somervile.

others.
ty

Fletcher,

8$ others.

Insatiate as the

More

Duchess of Newcastle.

insatiable

Insatiable as

covetousness. South.

INSENSATE

as the brutes that rove the extended wild.

/.

Merrick.

INSENSIBLE

as rock. /. Reed.

Surprise insensibly as sleep.

Pordage.

INSEPARABLE

like Juno's swans. Shakespear.

INS
INSOLENT as power when put in vulgar
INTANGLE thyself in thy own work

hands. Dryden.
like a silkworm.

/.

Webster.

INTRICATE

as are the windings of a labyrinth. Play, Valiant

More

Welshman.

T. Heywood.

intricate than a lybyrinth.

INVENTIVE as Archimedes. Duchess of Newcastle.


INVIOLABLE as recorded oaths. Jephson.
INVISIBLE

as darkness to the eye. M. Bruce.


as air to morDryden. as Harmony who springs waked by young
Zephyrs from Eolian strings. Hayley. as the winds. Play,

tal eyes.

Abdication of Ferdinand.

JOCUND
Merry.

as sprightly

huntsmen

as

JOYFUL

at their sunrise meeting.

C. Cibber.

as

as the soar-

cup and can. Burhhead.

when they die. Sir W. Davenant.


W. Scott. as lovers when their
W. Davenant. No mother that has

as saints forgiven

as captive set at liberty. Sir


nuptials are nigh. Sir

mourned her

long-lost infant rejoices half so

darling, or views the lovely

on

as a vernal morn. R.

Universal Magazine.

D. Deacon.

ing lark.

JOVIAL

May. Rawlins.

as the effulgent morn.

C. Hopkins.

thee.

wakes from a

much

to find her

babe with half the fondness

Joyful as

frightful dream,

I look

when a trembling wretch

and views the day. C. Bech-

ingham.

JOYOUS as morning. W. Wordsworth.


IRRECONCILEABLE as antipathy. South.
IRRESISTIBLE

as the

sun's rays in its meridian glory.

W.

Davies.

IRREVOCABLE

as the strict law of the

Medes and

Persians.

R. Baron.

JUMP like
JUST

a grasshopper. Play, Generous Artifice.

as heaven. Massinger, Hayley.

as honour. Mallet.

the scales of heaven that weigh the seasons.


Aristides.

Thomson. as Minos.

Smith.

Dryden.

as
as

KIN

K.

JtvEEN

as

Savage.

scorn.

as the lightning.

Jove's lightning winged athwart the skies.

than the lightning's flash.


winds. E. Ward.

E. Filmer.

Keen

L. Macnally.

Gay,

fy others.

needle to

inflict

as vinegar.

KILL

like

as

is

as a razor.

as

blighting

as

Garth.

ready just to seize

Appetite, keen as a wolf.


/. Davies'

the razor's edge.

Scourge of Folly,

Shakespear.

a wound. Poetical Calendar.

Look

as the

keen

as

A. Brewer.

mandrake's shrieks.

blossom like a mildew.


Massinger, W. Sampson.

wholesome

Kill the

Gildon.

F. North.

Killing as the plague.

as frost to flowers. Milton.

canker to the rose. Ibid.

more

is

Keener

for their food.

Appetite, keen as the greedy hawk's that


his longed-for prey.

Keen

Hervey.

J.

meagre harpies

as

Somervile.

Broome.

as a northern blast.

killing than the basilisk's. Play,

as the

Eyes,

Tate.

Courtenay Earl of De-

vonshire.

KIND

as compassion. Mallet.

goodness. Gildon.
as angels.

N.

as mercy.

W. Thompson.

as the charities of dying saints.

Cotton.

as

G. Sewell.

as interceding angels. Banks.

as will-

W. Davenant. Not Heaven is more to dying


martyrs kind. Dryden. Kind as lovers. Sir W. Davenant.
as love. R. Shiel.
as parting lovers' tears. Otway.
as the
ing saints. Sir

life

of love. Play, Jack

blest influence.

spring. Dekker.

Drums

A. Cowley.

Entertainment.

as the sun to the

new

as the spring to the earth. Ibid.

ing breezes. Shenstone.

Kind and

as the sun's

married

as foster-

refreshing as the spicy

R. Barfor d. as clouds to earth. TV. Duke of Newcastle.


Kind and gentle as the dew of heaven. Cumberland. as kings
upon their coronation day. Dryden. as the turtle. Gay. as
gale.

a dove.

D.

Terry.

Kinder than

billing turtles.

A.

Hill.

KIN

KINDLE

like a burning coal. Dryden, S. Johnson.


provoked by wind. Lansdowne. Kindle and burn
wood. W. Painter's Palace of Pleasure.

KISS

softer than a southern wind.

JLABOUR

Earl of

like the restless bee.

Jonson.

her ravished brood, here will


to repeat

dry-

like the

like a collier's horse.

whose

I still

Sterline.

as a cripple.

the nightingale

and teach the echo

like

Centlivre.

ocean after storm. W. L. Bowles.


Barnes.

LAME as Vulcan.
LAMENT Like

like fires

A. Cowley.
plaintive song bewails

my

lament

my moan.

B.

father's

wrongs,

Electra, in Greek Tra-

gic Theatre.

LANGUID as a yawn. Poem, Paradise of Coquettes.


LANGUISH as a gathered flower. Spenser. like a withering
flower.

Otway.

like a

drooping flower crushed by the weight

of some relentless shower. Garth.

Languish

in affliction like

flowers that droop and hang their pining heads beneath the

rigour of relentless skies. Play, Zenobia.

like a flowerless

plant that droops beneath the frown of an eclipse. Play, Prophetess.

LANK

as unthrift's purse. Donne.

LASTING

as God's love.

Jerusalem. /. Hervey.

Pomfret.as the
as eternity.

Ibid.

light of the

New

as the frame of

universal nature. Lillo.

LATE.
Too

Too

a pardon after execution. Shakespear.


sunbeams on the blasted blossoms. Suckling.

late, like

late, like

LAUGH like an hyena.

Shakespear.

LAVISH as the spring.


LAWLESS as the sea,

Shenstone.
or wind.

Waller, F. Beaumont.

as the

LIG
Mr.

wind.

Godolphin, in

Dry den's

Lawless and

Miscellany.

wild as the rude winds that lash the sea to madness.

L. The-

obald.

LEAN

as a skeleton.

vey, fy others.

LEAP

fy

R. Bronte.

than

Leap

Leaping

Spenser.

Chaucer,

as a gridiron. P. Hoare.

as a hart. Sacred Script.

spring.

as a rake.

as a rake. Spenser.

H. Ward.

as famine.

Fletcher,

and meagre

T. Heywood.

as a lath.
J. Shirley.

mont

T. Shadwell.

Lean

as Lent.

Leaner than death. Beauthe

new moon. Dekker.

wanton kids

like

like a

HeyLean

giddy kid.

in pleasant

Sir P. Sidney.

like a frog. Liberal.

LEPROUS
LEVEL as

as sin

itself.

Dekker.

the seas becalmed.

C. Gibber.

as the sleeping sea.

Southey.

LIBERAL
sun.

nant.

Gay, Southey. as the abundant hand of


W. Pater son. as spring. Scott of Amwell. as the
Chapman. as the sun that shines on all. Sir W. Daveas the air. Shakeas the light of day. W. Cowper.
as heaven.

Heaven.

Cockain.

spear,

as the vagrant air.

Churchill.

as the sea.

Play, Jeronimo.

LIFELESS

as a corpse.

Cumberland.

as a stone. /. Wilson,

author of Isle of Palms.

LIGHT
others.

as day. Duchess of Newcastle,

as noon. Sylvester.

Dodslefs

Collection,

fy

Light and active as the morn.

W. Tasker. Light as the lightning glimpse they ran, they


Milton. as air. Shakespear, Chapman, fy others. as
ether. Cumberland.
as morning air. R. 0. Fenwick.
as
viewless air. Pope.
as fleeting air. Play, The Country Wedding.
as empty air. W. Thompson.
as a puff of empty air.
Watts.
as embodied air. Milman.
Light and warm as air
and fire. B. Hoadly. as wind. Barclay, Lilly, fy others. as
fleeting wind. Ramsay.
as the wind at which the tremulous
aspen scarcely bends. Landon. Lighter than wind or air.

flew.

Rawlins.

Light as the breeze. Rogers.

as the breeze that

LI G
hails the infant

the

morn.

silvered vale.

lily-

mountain

gales.

A.

Light as

T. Gent.

Hill.

Thy

clouds,

the gale along

a touch receives light as the

lip

zephyr's whispered kiss. Friendship

summer

flies

Light and unbounded as the

Cawthom.

Offering.

Heart, light as

and as inconstant as the winds that bear them.

A. Macdonald. Light and dissolving as the falling snow. John


Light as the foam upon the waters. W. Cowper. as
Tracy.
the foamy surf that the wind severs from the broken wave.
as foam that plays the ocean waves among. Landon.
Ibid.
Light and unstable as the crested foam which rides the dancing
Light as the waterfall's spray. Landon.
surge. W. Hodson.

More

Light as a feather.

light than floating billows. Fraunce.

Play,

The London Prodigal;

downy

feather.

J.

Hervey.

J.

Heywood,

fy others.

as the feathered

of wind hurries away like a tempest. Ibid.


as
atom which by the gentlest agitation of the air is
and fro in perpetual agitation. Ibid. Lighter than

least breath

the volatile

wafted to

as the

mote which the

down. C. Johnson, Dyer, fy others. Light as thistle-down.


Mrs. Brooke. as the down of thistles. C. Johnson. as gossamer, Moses Mendez, Preston, ty others.
as fur. Jonson.

as a bubble. Play, Country Girl.

blown by winds. Dry den.

bles

spersed smoke.

and

All.

Bloomjield.

Herrysone.

than

frothy bubbles, or di-

No bird

Poem, The Theriad.

so light as

Light as the lark that carolled o'er his head. R.

as a lark. Sir

W.

Scott.

as leaf of tree. Robert

as a falling leaf that springs

away before

phyr's wings. /. Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.


Ibid.

Lighter than children's bub-

Light as a balloon. Farce, One

Glapthorne.

as a bird.

they. Pope.

the ze-

as flying leaf.

Lighter than blossoms, or the fleeting air that sheds


Light as the scattered blossom

them. Dryden's Miscellany.

of the heath that summer chases with her evening breath. Poem,
Charlemagne, by Lucien Bonaparte, translated. Lighter than

than

inconstant thought. Sir W. Davenant.

levity.

Churchill.

than

a madman's dreams.

A. Cowley.

pours of a morning dream. Dryden.

B. Hoadly.

as the angel shapes

Light as the va-

as feathered

Mercury.

that bless an infant's dream.

LI V

wood-nymph. Cornwall. Tread as light as


by night. E. Ward. Light as the fairy
step at morn swift passing o'er the unbending corn. Mrs.
Brooke.
Her steps were light as though a winged angel trod
over earth's flowers, and feared to brush away their delicate
hues. H. H. Milman.
Lighter than flame. R. Greene. Light
as fire. T. Heywood.
as a fly.
as a grasshopper. Congreve.
T. Moore.

dancing

as a

step

fairies

Play, Contention between Liberality


wall.

as the roe.

Eschylus.
sallies as

Prodigality

C. Shad-

Jephson.-as the bounding roe. Potter's

the sportive fawn.

as

8$

/. Dillon.

Light are her

the tripping fawn's forth-startled from the fern where

W. Wordsworth.

she lay couched.

would tread the

Light as the antelope I

Duke, 8?
E. P. Knight, R. Lloyd. as chaff that flies
before the wind. Dryden.
as the summer's dust. E. Young.
as truth itself. W. Whitehead.
Death creeps on him lightly
as a shadow. Cumberland.
Light as the shadows flitting o'er
others.

steeps. Dillon.

as cork. Herrick,

as chaff.

the plain. /. Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.

LIKE

as cherry

rings. Ibid.

Miller.

he

is

is

Water

to you.

Shakespear.

to cherry.

as rain to water. Ibid.


to water nor

as

as pilchards to her-

two drops of water.

milk to milk

is

not liker than

Play, Menechmus.a.s like as eggs.

Like as straw to straw.

spear.

are peas. Swift.

as star to star.

Gay.

/Shake-

Like each other as

A. Brewer.
more like.

the thing for which he pined, was not

Narcissus to
Poole's

Par-

nassus.

LIMPID

as water dropping

from the

clefts

of mossy marble.

Dyer.

LITTLE

as rainy drops

which

fluttering fly,

borne by the winds

along a low'ring sky. Eusden.

LIVELY

as the smiling day. A. Hill.


Lively and gay as a
summer's morn. W. R. Chetwood. as tints of young Iris'
bow. J. G. Cooper. Lively and alert as an owl at midnight.

T. Holcroft.

LIVID

as lead. Byron.

LO A
LOATHE

him

Middleton

fy

much

as

and beauty hate a sepulchre.


Loathe thee more than Heaven does

as youth

Rowley.

Oldmixon.

hypocrites, or hell the just.

LOATHSOME

as the briny sea appears to

known

with thirst for some


Shakespear.

Play,

More loathsome

to her eyes than a

than
than a

Ungrateful Favorite.

A. Macdonald.

toad.

him who languishes

fountain. Akenside

spotted adder or crawling

Loathsome

leper. Randolph.

How to choose

as a leprous skin. Play,

as a toad.

swoln toad.

a good Wife.

more loathsome than the stench of Nile. Play, Herod


tipater.
Loathsome as impiety. Peaps.

LOFTY

W. Thompson.

as heaven's blue arch.

breath
8f

An-

as the pine.

A.

Pasquin.

LONELY

as a turtle that hath lost her mate.

traveller lost

LONG as
works

when

Chaucer.

a tedious

Shakespear.

tale.

for debt. Pope.

as the

as

the day to

him who

as the year's dull circle seems to run,

the brisk minor pants for twenty-one. Ibid.

pole. Play, Entertainment at

LOOK as

and benighted. S. Bamford.

dreadfully as death.

as a

May-

Richmond.

Dry den.

Detect him in a shame-

and the eye of the discoverer, like that of the basilisk,


look him dead. South.
Dart poisonous flashes like the

ful action,

shall

basilisk,

and look him dead.

were a basilisk

but they can destroy with

Margaret of Anjou.

As

slightest touch, so does

Denham. O that I
H. Carey. Looks kill not,

Sir John

to look thee dead.

fatal blight,

the buds of joy. Poem,

the sensitive plant shrinks from the

an unkind look cause the countenance


fall. Specimens of Hindoo Literature,
So Clytia looked upon the sun till she

of the dependent guest to

by N. E. Kindersley.

turned Heliotrope. Poole's Parnassus.

LOOSE as heaps of sand.


sand.
loch.

LOST

C. Cibber.

Dryden.

Loose and dangerous

as air. Marston.

as the zone of negligence.

as a billow in the

as the

as the winds. Behn, Bul-

Cawthorn.

unbounded main.

E. Young,

I die

LOU"
forgotten here, lost like a blossom which the wand'ring wind

blows from the bosom of the spring to mix with summer's


dust. Sir

LOUD

W. Davenant.

as a storm.

Yatden,

Durfey,

Chaucer, Shakespear,

8$

others.

ty others.

as thunder.

Campbell.

as Sinai's thunder.

Louder he'll blow, and it shall speak more shrill than when
from Sinai's hill, in thunder through the horrid reddening
smoke, the Almighty spoke.

Loud

Pomfret.

as the noisy-

Louder than the breath of thunder. Banks.


Loud as mighty thunder breaking from a cloud. Poems on
State Affairs.
Louder than thunder roaring from the clouds.
Doyne's Tasso. Loud as thunder shot from the divided cloud.
Poole's Parnassus.
as the deep-mouthed roar of thunder,
when it bursts the riven cloud, and bellows through the ether.
M. Bruce. Not louder roars the three-edged bolt of heaven,
when formed by Vulcan, or when thrown by Jove. Poetical
Calendar.
Loud, as if like Bacchus born in thunder. Dry den.
Loud and quick as thunder. Play, Spanish Gipsey. Loud as
the burst of cannon rends the skies. Pope.
Loud was his
voice as sounds the rapid tide, which in strong currents tears
the mountain's side. Poem, Fragments of Fingal.
as the sea.
Duke. Voice, loud as ocean. E. Young. Louder than the
thunder.

Watts.

deep

in storms.

N. Rowe.
waves.

Watts.

precipice

M. Bruce.

it

Ibid.

Loud

as a rushing stream

roars,

8$ others.

when

M.
o'er

Bruce.
the

as

rugged

and foaming thunders on the rocks below.

as the surges

when

on broken rocks tumultuous


Durfey,

as the roaring ocean in a storm.

sound of many waters.

as the

the tempest blows, that dashed

roar. Pope.

as the wind.

as the winds that lash

Ossian,

the raging seas.

Cumberland.

Loud and impetuous was

as blasts that

menace mariners with death. Preston

their

stormy breath,
s

App.

Robinson.

Loud as the blast my frantic cries shall sound. M.


Loud as northern blasts that swell the deep. Dur-

sound of the cherubim's wings. Sacred Script.

Rhodius.

fey.

as the

blast

trump of heaven, whose sacred


Swift.
must unite mouldered earth, and wake the dead. Durfey*

as a trumpet.

as the

;;

LO V
Speak

as loud as

thundering

Loud as the roar


when shouting millions shake

Mars. Shakespear.

countering armies yield,

Pope.

field.

as

Fame.

the

Dryden, Mrs. Manley.

Loud as Fame can speak, proclaim an universal joy.


Not half so loud the bellowing deeps resound,

When

en-

Southern.

stormy winds disclose the dark profound

Less loud the winds that from the Eolian hall

Roar through

and make whole

the woods,

forests fall

Less loud the woods when flames in torrents pour,

Catch the dry mountain, and

With such a rage

And
Loud

its

shades devour

the meeting hosts are driven,

such a clamour shakes the sounding heaven. Pope.

as gaunt lions bellowing shake the woods. Fawkes.

as

the wolves on Orca's stormy steep, howl to the roarings of


the Northern deep.
J.

Voice, louder than Stentor. Sir

Pope.

Louder than a bell. Swift. Loud as a parish


P. Pindar.
as a hog in a gate. Goldsmith.

H. Moore.

bull.

LOVE.

more than the sunburnt earth loves softenmore than new ransomed captives love the day,

I love thee

ing showers,

or dying martyrs breathing forth their souls, the acclamations


I love you more than
ewe loves her lamb, the doe her fawn, or the dove her
mate. L. Macnally. Loved her more than doves their mates,

of whole hosts of angels. Cumberland.


the

than ewes their lambs, than tender kids their fawning dams.

Motteux.

More
Loved

Cooke.

LOVELY

loved by

me

as benevolence.

T. Chalmers.

Lovelier than renown.

T. Scot.

than by the eye the light. T.

as living breath. Spenser.

endowed with all their


Smith, Mrs. Manley, fy others.

the gods

an angel. J. Wild.

H. More.
gifts.

as spotless honour.
as Pandora,

Milton.

as a seraph.

as a cherubim.

as

whom

Venus. E.

Blachnore.

Dimond.

as

Lovelier far

More lovely far than Juno when she strove


most lovely in the eyes of Jove. Hayley. Lovely as

than Eve. Banks.


to look

light.

Dryderis Miscellany.

as the

sun-beam of heaven. Ossian.

as the first created light. Ibid.

as the first

beam of

the

LO V
sun. Ibid.

when

it

day. Sir W. Scott.

More

lovely far than

when

first

More

the setting sun.

to the 'rapt Persian

as

is

Lovely

G. Cooper.

/.

like the

Lovely as the western sky

Ossian.

worshipping the sun. /. Wilson, Author of

Lovely as the morn. Robert Omen, H. Boyd,

Isle of Palms.
others.

Taming of a
when he
celestial Ram. W. Joy-

lovely than the sun's returning ray to Northern re-

gions at the half-year's morn.

beam of

the morning sun

is

Play,

lovely than the pleasant sun himself,

shines through the golden fleece of the


ner.

^r

breaks the clouds of an April

she opes her oriental gates.

More

Shrew.

R. Davenport.

as the blush that brea ks the day.

as the sun's first ray

R. Davenport.

the morning.

as Aurora.

fy

Gay.

Aurora on a May morning never looked so lovely. Holcroft.


Lovely as the blushing morn. C. Hopkins, E. Young, 8$ others.

as the blush of morn. Bertram, by Sir

E. Brydges.

gleaming dawnings of the morn when day

as

land.-

as the

the

morn

like the

dawns

as the

the new-born light salutes the joyful earth impurpling

half the skies. Somervile.

kindles. Faulk'

in heaven. W. Richardson.
dawn of day. Aurelia, a Poem.
Dry den's Miscellany. as the rising dawn

that

dawn. T. Noble.

as the breaking day.

when

first

as the

dawning

east.

as the

beam of the morning.

C. Cotton.

as the

beams

Ossian.

that play

about the east and lead the coming day. Dryden's Miscellany.
Lovely as the morning beam, yet pure as the fountain that reflects its ray. Morton.
as the blush that breaks the day Da-

venport.

More

lovely than the day which from the east in

beams appears. M. Coppinger. than when Lucifer


beaming forehead through the gates of morn, to
lead the train of Phoebus and the spring. Akenside.
More
lovely beams thy lucid eye to me, than all the lustrous orbs
radiant

displays his

of night. C. Fox.

Lovely

as spring.

Poem, Leonora

to

Tasso

young spring. Davenport.


as the youthful spring when happy nature drest in verdure smiles. W. Thompson. as the smiling infant spring. Field*
ing.
Lovelier than the spring in May. G. Colman.
Lovely as
J. Wilson,

Author of Isle of Palms.

12

as a

yK~

LOW
May.

M Bruce, Pasquin.

as the

of gentle May. W. Mavor.

as

day

morn

N. Richards.

the glories of the spring.

May

adorned with

Lovely

May clad in the pride of spring.

flourishing

morn

that opes the rosy


in

Play,

New

all

view as

to the

Trick

to

cheat the Devil.

Lovely and gay as the enamelled valley, when

blooming Nature

first

serenely smiled, and gave to every flower

Lovely and lonely as a single

a double lustre. James Miller.


star.

T.

K. Hervey.

Lovely

Luna. R. Greene.

as

in

her

when the morning's face is washed in dew. Sir W.


Davenant. Not Flora's self more lovely smiles, when to the
dawning year her opening bosom heavenly fragrance breathes.
tears, as

Somervile.

No

though the

fair child

beauteous blossom of the fragrant spring,


of Nature newly born, can be so lovely,

Lovely as the mountain flower, when the ruddy

Otway.

beams of the

gleam on

rising sun

cheek, lovely

its

dew-covered

as the apple flower, or

evening's glow.

as vernal roses.

Lovely as a budding rose.

Southey.

T. Penrose.

Ibid.

Lovelier than the new-blown rose. Universal Ma-

kissed by sunbeams of the morn. James Bird.

as the

as

of eve. The Saviour, a Poem.


Browne.

Lovely

dewy fragrance in the glow


as Eden ere the fall of man.
Voice more lovely than a seraph's hymn.

summer's bloom. H. Jones.

M. A.

when

Tints, as lovely as the opening rose displays

gazine.

R.

Ossian.

sides.

summer

Shiel.

LOW

as beggary. Rawlins.

Play, Ccesar's Revenge


heaven. Shakespear.
Pix,

8$ others.

Etna. Play,

as Erebus.

Dryden,

fy

as earth's foundation stone

Damon

8$

Pythias.

head as low as death.

LOWER

as hell

as helL

is

like a storm. Pitt.

from
;

M.

from the top of

You have humbled my proud

Shakespear.

as the shrub. Savage.

is

as the dust, Play,

as the centre. Play, Feigned Friendship.

as earth. Play, Sir John Oldcastle

heart low as the earth. Carlell.

Brewer.

T. Heywood.

others.

Zelmane.

Stooped his anointed

Low

as obedience.

A.

MAD
LUCID

Lucid and lovely as the morning

as air/ Shenstone.

Lucid

Bruce.

A light more

like truth.

star.

A. Hill; Poem, Progress of Wit.

lucid than the golden ray, which in the east pro-

claims approaching day. J. B. Surges.

LUDICROUS

as to see an old fellow aping the extravagancies

of youth. Play, Laughable Lover.

LULLING

as falling water's hollow noise.

Gay.

as the song of

Lulled like the depths of ocean when

Indian bees. T. Moore.

Byron.

at rest.

LUMINOUS
LUSCIOUS

as a star. Ravenscroft.

as the bee's nectareous dew.

Pope.

as locusts.

Shakespear.

LUSTROUS as the orb of noon. Poem, Paradise of Coquettes.


LUSTY as the early day. Poole's Parnassus. as the youthful
morn. Ibid.

LUXURIANT

as the flower of youth. Ibid.

and unbounded as the

sea.

Thomson.

M.
lVlAD

as the winds.

C.

Davenant

wind,

Armstrong.

Play, Female Wits.

Dryden's Miscellany ;
spear.

Play, Fickle Shepherdess.

W. Davenant, C. Davenant.

as the northern wind. Sir

ing tempests.

J.

as the warring elements.

as the sea.

as the

T. Dibdin.

when both contend which

is

as roll-

Godolphin, in

vexed

sea.

Shake-

as the seas

as the raging billows of the sea, the baited panther, or


lion; or as the tiger in his search of

petite

had whet

Banks.

his fury.

Mad

lowe.

as to build

on a

hill

Ne-

prey when cruel ap-

Madder than hunted

as a Bedlamite.

as the priestess of the Delphic god.

and

the mightier. Shakespear.

mean

Play, Fatal Discovery.

N. Rome.

lions.

C. Macklin.

as fire.

of sand. R. Davenport.

Maras the

vanquished bull when forced to yield his lovely mistress, and


forsake the

field.

Dry den.

-as

mad

dog. Shakespear.

Mad

MA J
Hey wood, Beaumont ty

as a

March

as a

Libyan wilderness by

hare. J.

night, with all

Fletcher, 8$ others.
its

up

lions

in chase

or fight. /. Montgomery.

MAJESTIC
side

Mr. May's King Asa. as Jove.


when Juno, throned above the deities by the
of Jove, lends her proud smile celestial, while her Lord
as a god. Pope,

Lansdowne.

as

showers heaven's bounties on the world below.

Deep on
upon the
panoply.

Cornwall.

brow imprinted sorrow sat, majestic as a cloud


morn. G. E. Howard. Majestic as the sky's bright
his

Universal Magazine.

Mien, as majestic as the moon

at full. Specimens of Hindoo Literature, by

N. E. Kinder sley.

M. R.

Majestic as the storm that broods upon the mountain.


Mitford.

as the forest oak.

MALICIOUS as a witch,

Poem, Margaret of Anjou.

Play, The Ball.

as a

MALLEABLE as the Ophir gold. Chapman.


MANIFEST as light. H. Boyd. Appear as
day's sun. Play,

MANTLE like

manifest as mid-

Swetnam arraigned.

a standing pond. Shakespear.

MANY as the stars of the sky in multitude.


the stars that gild the sky.

by

monkey. Corye.

W.

Wilkie.

the sea-shore in multitude. Sacred Script.

in the sun

as in the sea are


ers that paint

paint the April

little

do play are not so many.


water drops.

Play, Dido.

W. Wilkie.
meadows. George Soane.

the ground.

as
is

like dancing

Unnumbered

atoms on a summer's day. Poole's Parnassus.


motes that

which

Sacred Script.
as the sand

Many

Ibid.

as the flow-

as the flowers that

MASSY as the earth. Play, Spanish Tragedy.


MATURE. Affection from my breast sprung

forth at once,

mature as Pallas from the brain of Jove. Cumberland.

MEAGRE as the skeleton of death. Durfey.


MEEK as Patience. R. Shiel. Eyes, meek
at the throne of heaven.

as a cloistered saint.

as gentle Mercy's

Earl of Carlisle. as a
Play, Royal Cuckold.

saint.

as

Pope.

Moses.

MEL
W. Cowper.

womanhood.

as

maiden.

W. T. Moncrieff.

Pasquin,

fy

others.

Wordsworth.

Meek

as the

as doves.

Meekly as a
W. Davenant,

R. Blair.

dove.

turtle

Sir

as the

dove that draws the chariot of the Queen of Love. Fanshaw,


Settle,

as lambs. Sylvester, Cumberland,

as doves

whose

livers

as the violet. Pollok.

meek might

have no

gall.

day. B. Hoole.

as parting

Meekly

others.

ty

Meek
Meek as

W. Davenant.

Sir.

be. Drayton.

MELANCHOLY

as

day when sun

Faulkland.

sets.

as night.

Duchess of Newcastle. Look


as melancholic as midnight. Jonson.
Melancholy as a watchPlay, Gondolier.

C. Shadwell.

Congreve,

light.

Mountfort.

as dark night.

as melancholy as if there

Fielding.

as

a discarded statesman.

as a poor servant out of place.

Look

Murphy.

was a funeral going on

in the house.

Melancholy as a turtle that has lost its mate. Play,


as
as an owl in the day time. A. Cowley.
noon day. Play, Irishman in London. as the drone

of a Lincolnshire bagpipe. Shakespear, Behn.


an unlaced

drum.
wfth one
T.
a
Green's Tu
a
a bass
a
Shakespear.
a warren.
Davenant.
a lodge

Gay,
gib Shakespear.
a
a lugged
an old
a monkey. Leanerd. a moulting
Phillis at Court.

an owl at

as

Centlivre.

as

as

as

lute.

as a cat. Lilly,

hare. Ibid.

Ibid.

as

sick

as

lover's

Sir TV.

in

fy

Holcroft.

quoque.

concert.

viol in

as

string.

fiddle

as a

others.

cat.

bear. Ibid.

as

as

lion.

chicken.

as

J.

Cumberland.

MELODIOUS
Cornwall.

as

as stringed harp swept

the nightingale

first

heavens, wooing the rose. Ibid.


Ibid.

down

as the bird that calls the

in the west,

by the winds

in

autumn.

heard beneath Arabian

as the

new mated

morning as the

thrush.

last star

and out of sight is heard. Cornwall.

goes

Voice,

melodious as revolving spheres attuned by touch angelic. J.

B.

MELT

as

like the

morning dew beneath the eye of day.


Melted from

morning dew. G. Keate.

spring dew-drop.

Mrs.Hemans.

Melt away

Hodson.

my sight like a

like a bubble. G.

Keate.

W.

like mist.

Scott.

MER
Ossian.
mist-wreaths
like

Marlowe, Byron,

like snow.

before the sun.

Chaucer, Harington,

mid-day sun.

Sylvester.

M.

ing rays of Phoebus.


solve and run. Watts,

Earl of

ern bank.

like

Bladen.

Melt

snow before the scorchhills of snow dis-

Melt, as

like shrinking

Melt away

Carlisle.

snow

like

Melting as snow be-

snows before the spring-tide sun. Meilan.


fore the

Melting like

others.

fy

Sir

in the sun.

others.
ty

snow upon a southweak snow

like the

which some warm sun has found fallen out of season. TheLiberal.

Melt away

like ice before the sun. G. Sandys.

ice before the sun's dissolving ray.

away

warm weather.

as the ice in the fair

Dry den.

like ice.

M. A. Browne.
wax before

wax

like

R. Wilkinson.

like

wax

before the sun.

wax

C. Middleton, in

before the mid-day sun.

fire.

Quarles.

watch candle. Play, Christmas Ordinary.


Jonson.

Jonson.

as a lover's prayer.

Melt

Shakespear.

the infant flowers.

Melt away

Melt

Hughes.

Melted

into gentler

like

like

like butter.

Melting as babes. H. Brooke.

Melting

as breath into the wind.

showers than April drops upon

Floriana, a pastoral Poem.

odours melt in sweets away.


song.

Sacred Script.

Melting as the weather

Sales Koran.

like ointment.

in a thaw.

like

England's Parnassus.

the

like

Melt

wax. Durfey, Pa-

before the scorching flame. Poole's Parnassus.

like

Melt

Ecclesiasticus.

like ice in the sun.

frost before the sun.

radise of Coquettes.

Melt away like

Poole's Parnassus.

Dry den.

like chafed

Melting as the syren's

A. Seward.

MERCIFUL and kind as

a forgiving God. Dryden.

as heaven.

Rolt.

The rose lipp'd cherubs round the throne of heav'n,


Have not their bosoms more divinely warm
"With melting mercy, than that tender breast.
Fettiplace Sellers.

MERCILESS

as death.

Hay ley.

More

merciless than the wild

evening wolf. R. Davenport.

MERRY

as the

morning

lark. Play,

Sir Giles Goosecap

E.

M
Moore.~as
gay

the birds in spring.

as nature in the spring.

the day

long.

is

IL
Sir

W. Wordsworth.
W. Davenant.

company, good wine,


G. Peele, B. Holyday,
Charles the First.

fy

Shakespear, J. Davies,

can. J. Davies.

MIGHTY

fy

Goldsmith.

as a king.

upon pay day. Glapthorne.

as a corporal

Holiday ;

J. Davies'

fy others.

Scourge of

R. Burns.
Byron. cup and

Chaucer, Drayton.

as the popinjay.

a riddle. C. Gibber.

others.
fy

others. as Democritus. Play, King

as a pie. Play, Shoemakers

Folly.

merry as

Merry as good
good welcome can make good people.

Shakespear, Miller,

Shakespear, and imitated by Otway

Merry and
as

as crickets.

as a kitten.

as a marriage bell.

as

as

E. Ward.
N. Rowe. Mightier than

as a morrice-dancer.

as Phlegrean Jove.

the

Donne.

sea.

MILD

as

Mercy. W. Shirley, B. Hoole.

Mercy looking on Repentance'

Countenance, mild

tear. Pollok.

Mild

as

as love.

Mrs. Brooke. Mild and gentle as soft peace. Jane Wiseman.


as heaas modest virtue. Durfey ; Play, Unequal Match.
venly seraphs. Blackmore.
In manners as an angel mild. /.

Mild, gentle, affectionate as an angel.

Stagg.

Mild

than the
to their

Higgons.
that

Milder

Queen of Love. Theobald. Soft and mild as mothers


erring babes. A. Hill.
Mild as babes, and tender as

W. Davenant.

their mothers,

Sir

saint.

F. Reynolds.

Jane West.

as the angelic guardians of the blest.

Banks.

as infants

as sighing saints.

A.

newly rocked to

Hill.

sleep. Bevil

Milder than a captive

as a maiden. Fraunce.

as the voice

calmed the abyss upon creation's day, and breathed the

life upon the void of Chaos. G. Townsend.


as orient
W. Richardson. as opening gleams of promised heaven.
Mild and fair as the morning sun. Carew. as the sun
Pope.
as the evenof morn in earliest spring. Universal Magazine.

breath of

day.

ing sun. Ossian.

like the

hour of the setting sun. Ibid.

the departing sun. C. Churchill.

footed

May

as evening suns

leads on the jocund hours.

smiles as mild as evening suns, and gilds


Ibid.

as the

summer

as

when flowery-

W. Thompson. He
him with his favour.

sun's decaying light. Southey.

as the

MIL
summer's evening ray.

Heard,

TV.

as the

summer's evening

hour. Author of Poem Fair Isabel of Coiehele.

season of the year.

Thompson.

than

-as

the gentlest

Milder than the spring. W.

Fawkes.

the approach of spring.

blooming spring when budding flowers

Ibid.

Mild

as

their fragrance bring.

Author of Talieshis Poem. Mild are his looks


opening spring. Ramsay. Milder than a vernal sky.

Lines by
like

Mild

Cawthorn.

as the vernal hours that ope the tender al-

mond's blushing flowers. A. Seward.


more, T. Gent,

fy others.

as ambrosial

morn.

as opening

as

W.Richardson.

Lines by Author of Taliesirfs Poem.

as the soft breathings of a vernal morn.

April morn.

the morn. Black-

morn. Moses Mendez.

R. Bloomfield.

as

as

the opening

morn of May.

Shenstone.
as a May morning. T. Holcroft ; Play, Deaf fy
Dumb.--as the orient dawn of May. TV. Mason. as the doveeyed morn awakes the May. Fenton. Milder than the blushing dawn. Somervile. Mild as the dawn of Aurora. Poem, SorMild as the fragrance of Aurora's dawn, when
rows of Love.
Mild and sweet
vernal showers bedew the lilied lawn. Ibid.
like the fair summer evening. E. Young. Mild as when Phcebus

sheds his soft effulgence on autumnal eve. Charles Emily.

May. Banks, Pope,fy others.

as

as evening. Poetical Calendar.

Mild as streams the ethereal raC. Shaw.


brow of night's fair planet. TV. Hodson. as the
evening star whose shining ray, soft in the unruffled water seems
as Hesper's rays. H. Vaughan.
to play. A. Seward.
More
mild and lovely than the star of night, when through the azure
as evening skies.

diance from the

vault she glides in peace serene, and bids our cares and sorrows
cease.

Mild

Poem by L. Bonaparte.
beam of night. Fragments of Ancient Poetry. as
beam of night. Play, Selim 8$ Zuleika. as the star-

Translation of Charlemagne, a

the softest

beam on

the silent wave.

A. Seward.

as

lambent glories that

play around a sainted infant's head. Coleridge.


air.

as the

Cornwall.

as a

summer's sky.

of May. J. Macgilvray.

J, Worsdale.

as the

summer

as the gales

as the breeze. Akenside.

Milder

than the mildest breeze that fans the bloom of spring.

Pye.

MO A
Mild
the

dewy breeze. B. Hoole. Breezes, mild as


May. Ibid. Mild as the soft breeze that fans

as April's

love-inspiring

summer

eve. Smollett.

Milder than a summer's breeze.


as the summer's breeze. H.

H More.

Mild and temperate

Smithers.

Milder than the western breeze, tempering the

summer's heat, and whispering through the

Poetical

trees.

Mild as a southern breeze. J. Mottley


as the
as the western zezephyr. Lovibond, Ashburnham, fy others.
phyr's balmy breath. Universal Magazine. as Zephyrus' cool
as zephyr's whispering gale.
whispers be. W. Habington.
Miscellany.

The Shamrock, or Hibernian Cresses, a collection ofpoems. as


when Zephyrus on Flora breathes. Milton. as the pleasantest
zephyr that sheds and receives gentle odours from violet beds.
John G. Cooper. Milder than the vernal gale. Ogilvie. Mild

and harmonious as the breath of May, when evening gales


as matin dew. T. Moore.

beds of roses play. H. Jones.

o'er

as

A. Seward. the vernal

dews which vernal clouds distil. T. Hogg. as the evening


dew on earth descends. Universal Magazine. as descend the
evening's dewy stores. Poems, by Author ofAlfred.
as the dew
the

that cheers the drooping flowers.

as

summer shower,
evenlanguid
hour, and wakes
Poem,
the melodies
Margaret of Anjou.
of day,
decay.
heard remote along
a summer
happy
Dodsley's
woo.
Adams,
a lamb.
Miscellany.
Dry
lamb. The Cloud King.

a dove. Durfey,
peaceful dove. F. Reynolds.

Mild and
shower. R. Bloomfield.

as

that falls at

to life the

ing's fragrant

as

the vale

Collection.

sea.

Beattie.

lovers

as

as the bleating

J. Price.

that

as

/.

Sidney, Sylvester,

as

den's

in

flower.

at close

fy others.

as

as the

in-

Miscellany of Poems by J. Husbands.


Milder than Paphian doves. Poetical Calendar, Mr. Greville,
offensive as the dove.

Mild

as sleep. Jacob.

MISCHIEVOUS
ape.

as a

as milk.

TV.

Churchey.

monkey, T. Shadwell, Colman.

as an

T. Smollett.

MOAN like a tender infant in


Otway.

its

cradle,

whose nurse has

left

it.

;;

MOD
MODERN

as the day. Play, Abdication of Ferdinand,

opening morn. Jane


A. Marvel.

blushing morning. Duchess of Newcastle.as


morning, when she
youthful Phoebus. Shakeeyes

Nature
Play,
her bloom. Pix.
an
Leanerd.
Caa nun.

Poetical

a
a maid. E. Young. Modest
and bashful
Duchess of Newcastle.
dove.

MODEST

as morn.

West.

as the

spear.

as infant

as the

coldly

Pericles.

as

the

as justice.

in

angel.

lendar, Stevenson.

Poetical

as

/.

as virgins are.

vestal virgin's eye. Lilly.

Recreations.

as

as

as a virgin.

as the

Shakespear.

In distant climes a plant there grows,

Which from

And

the touch

If aught approach
Its

its

leaves will close,

trembling turn itself away


its

fragile spray

kindred plant they say abides

Unseen our northern clime beneath,

From ev'ry idle gaze it hides,


And shrinks at ev'ry ruder breath
Amid the snows it thrives the best
Which guard the virgin's spotless breast.
'Tis Modesty a lovelier flow'r
Than spring's first snow-drop born 'mid February's shower.
!

Poem, Margaret of Anjou.

MOMENTARY as a sound.
like a flash of lightning,

an eye.

Shakespear.

Momentary and

which vanisheth

short

in the twinkling

of

Tillotson.

MONSTROUS as the Gorgon prince of hell. Marlowe.


MORTAL as the bolt in Jove's avenging hand. W. S. Landor.
MOTIONLESS
Scott.

as death.

motionless as

is

C. Churchill.

who

Rowe. as

N. Rome,

<

rocks. Sir

others.

W.

Pale and

a marble statue. /. Harris.

image. T. Moore.

a storm,

Dryden, N.

as a statue. Motteux,

as a stone.

Motionless as an
Arabian Nights Entertainments,

She stood motionless,

like a terrified female in

hears the thunder roll on every side of her, and

apprehends in every fresh peal the bolt which

is

to strike her

M
W.

dead. Sir

Motionless as a sleeping babe she lay.

Scott.

Southey.

MOVE like a god.


MOVELESS

MOUNT

Pope. like

as a tower. Pope.

upwards

H.

Watts.

as the centre.

Mount

Randolph.

like a flame.

Mount and

eagles soar. Marlowe.

Marmion.

a goddess.

as high as

sing like a sky-lark. /.

Stevenson.

MOURN

Sacred Script., Sir W. Davenant,

as a dove.

W. Davenant.

like turtles. Sir

Mourn

her mate. Sackville.

Play, Laughable Lover.

fy

others.

like a turtle that hath lost

for thee as a turtle for its mate.

In gentle

murmurs

will I

mourn, as

mourns the mate-forsaken dove. Jephtha*, a sacred Drama.


Mourn as the solitary lamb laments with plaintive cries its
absent dam. PolwheWs Theocritus.

MOURNFUL like the fair morning clad in misty fog.

MOW

down

the grass.

like

A.

MULTIPLY

Spenser.

Cumberland.

as death.

autumn

corn. Shakespear,

TV. Shirley.

like

Hill, Byron.

Multiplied as

as doth a fish. Poole's Parnassus.

the stars of heaven. Sacred Script.

MULTITUDINOUS
in a

as the sands on the beach, or the motes

sun-beam. Foote.

MUNIFICENT

as Nature. Massinger,

MURMUR like a swarm of bees.


of summer

flies.

as with the

Murmuring

pent up, or like retiring seas. Addison.


like

Chaucer.

W. Wordsworth.

labours with the wind. Gary's Dante.

W. Hayley.

the noise of a falling stream.

Murmur

sound

as a fire that
like flames

like a brook.

Byron.

Fragments of Ancient

Poetry.

MUSICAL

as

Apollo's lute. Milton.

Sweet and musical as

bright Apollo's lute strung with his hair. Shakespear.

musical than the pipe of Hermes. Ibid.


Apollo.

A.

Hill.

than

is

than

syren's voice.

More

the harp of

Play, Cupid's

MUX
The Delian

Whirligig.

lute is not

more musical than thy

sweet voice. Play, Hector of Germany.


His accents
fall, each word as gentle and as musical.

evening echoes

fell

as

M. A.

Browne.

MUTABLE.
vester.

More mutable

than wind.

Ibid.

than Proteus, or the moon. Syl-

than

fickle winds.

Play, Spanish

Tragedy.

MUTE

as a stone. Lidgate.

as Silence' self.

Colman,

fy

others.

as a statue. Middleton,

F. Burney.

Mute and

as death.

pale as death

8$

Rowley.
G.

C. Churchill,

Beaumont

itself.

A. Cowley.
Mute as night, as silent and as secret. T. Heywood. as a
fish. Fielding, Gay, fy others.
as a mackarel. Foote, A. Maclaren, fy others.
as a mouse in a cheese, or a goose in a hayFletcher.

as the dead.

T. Moore.

or a fish in a kettle.

clapper.

rick,

as the grave.

C. Cibber.

as a bell without a

T. Holcroft.

N.

i\ AKED as truth. South, J. Beaumont's Psyche.


as light.
Montgomery.
as unclouded light.
Crown.
as the day.

Mickles Lusiad.

as a Mauritanian

worm. Chaucer.
Palsgrave, T. Heywood,
as a

NARROW as

J. Hervey.-

others.

blood. Jonson.

as the light. Netley Abbey, by Pearce.

Cumberland.

Blair.

fy

Moor. Green's Tu auoaue.


naked as my nail. /.

left as

a needle's eye. Sir TV. Davenant, C. Shadwell.

NATIVE as my

NATURAL

am

South.

as to breathe.

as

for corn to

as sleep.

as to breathe the air.

bend under the ripened

ear.

H.

as that leaves should fall in autumn, or that fruit

should drop from the tree when


the autumnal leaf to change

towards the ocean. Akenside.


P. Pindar.

its

it is

fully ripe. Ibid.

hue. Ibid.

as for

as streams flow

as for fish to cleave the water.

Natural and easy as for

fire

to cast

abroad a

NIP
Natural to

flame. South.
to

me

as

to a bird to fly, or a fish

it is

swim. Play, Folly of Priestcraft.

Shadows do not more

naturally attend shining bodies, than envy pursues worth and

Naturally as pigs squeak. C. Butler.

merit. South.

NAUSEOUS as are the fumes of smothering straw. E. Ward.


NEAR as the confines of night and day. South. as the extremest
Near

ends of parallels. Shakespear.


the tree whereon they grow.

NEAT

as a bridegroom.

me

to

as branches to

Cyril Turner.

More

Marston.

neat and splendid

than a virgin bride trimmed in her nuptial dresses. /. Smith.

NECESSARY
water,

air,

NEEDLESS,

as to bring an

as the

argument

NICE

full in

morn. W. Cartwright.

as day. Jonson.

as

prove that

to

as

morning dew.

Ibid.

peep of day. Duchess of Newcastle.

as the

winged hours.

R. Herrick.

Poole's Parnassus.

Nimbler than

Play, Honest Lawyer.

air.

as the wind.

Plays, Hoffman's Tragedy,


bler than the bolts of Jove.
air as

nimbly as a

venant.

Nimble

King Saul

Davenant.

as the

rabbit.

A. Cowley.

silver.

G. Colman.

hare.

Shoot through the

More nimble

Poetical

as a cat. II

T. Heywood, Sir

as a squirrel.

as a

as an eel. /. Taylor,

8$ others.

John Taylor.

TV.

Lydian

as quick-

Nim-

Nimble-fingered as a

Sweet and nimble as the leaping juice of Crete.

W. Davenant.
me, as the

Calendar.

Sir P. Sidney.

than

W. Da-

Sir

flight.

as a sempster's needle. J. Lilly.

bler than a tumbler.

harper. Ibid.

Fly nim-

ty others.

T. Rawlins.

as a leopard.

Trionfo della Costanza.

as fiery elves.

The Shamrock.
Nimble as thought.

Poole's Parnassus.

star.

Spenser,

a dove, or empty eagles in their morning's

NIP

not

is

it

a man's face. South.

as ermines. Dryden.

NIMBLE

Sir

as

life

R. Edwards.

fire.

midnight while the sun shines

NEW

Necessary for man's

as sleep. Marston.

and

More nimbly than Vertumnus.

bitter north-east

Jonson.

wind doth check the tender

blossoms in the spring. Play, Arden of Feversham.

N 01
NOISELESS

C. Hopkins.

as the light.

W. Davenant. Let us make


or planets when they move.

as planets

move. Sir

than Time's soft

less noise

feet,

Noiseless as the falling

Ibid.

dew. J. Wilson, Author of Isle of Palms.

NOISY

as the wind.

Script.

Swift.

like the rushing

of the sea. Sacred

like the noise

of

many

waters. Ibid.

NUMBERLESS

as stars. Drayton, Cowley, $ others. as leaves


on the oak. Shakespear. as sands. /. Banks. as the sand

by

Numberless and bright as

the sea side. Sacred Script.

crystal drops of

NUMEROUS

morning dew. Psalms by Brady

as glittering

8$

Tate.

gems of morning dew. E. Young.

More numerous than the dews on earth diffused from morn's


prolific womb. /. Merrick. Numerous as dew-drops from the

womb of morning. A. L.
fy others.

Aikin.

as the stars of heaven.

as the stars. Banks, Durfey,


TV.

In number more

Rose.

than are the stars of night. Hoole's Ariosto.

Numerous

the waves that break on the resounding shore.

E. Young.

as the sand.

the seas.

Duke.

More numerous than

C. Hopkins, in

as

the sands that bind

Numerous

Dryden s Miscellany.

as

crowd the shores, the barriers of the ocean.


Nor are in number more, the sands whereon the rolling

the sands that


Pitt.

billows roar. Poole's Parnassus.


fretful ocean.

Thurlow.

Numerous

as the sands of

In number more than dust in

or sands along the shore. Pope.

More

fields,

than there are sands

upon the Libyan shore. Poole's Parnassus. Numerous as shells


by Neptune cast on shore. Garth. as autumn leaves, /. BanThan autumn's ears far more, or leaves of trees, or
croft.

sands on Neptune's shore. Poole's Parnassus.


trees, or

sands upon the shore. Dryden, Pope.

tremble in the shady grove. E. Young.

as leaves

on

as leaves that

as leaves in forests

strew the ground, when chiding autumn bids her gale resound.
Preston's

App. Rhodius.

as

bearded ears

in fields.

as ears of standing corn, or leaves of trees.

as olives on Palladian trees.

Not Hybla's mountains

in the

Dryden.

C. Hopkins.

Hybla bees. Ibid.


jocund prime, upon her many

Garth.

as

OLD
bushes of sweet thyme, show greater numbers of industrious
bees. Poole's Parnassus.

O.

OBDURATE as a rock.
thorne.

as the grave.

OBEDIENT
tions as a

as

Byron.
Goring.

as a

rock of adamant. Glap-

Abraham. Barclay.

Obedient to

puppet moved by wires. John

OBSCURE,

as doth a cloud

More obscure

Harington.

Quarles.

as brass.

the

all his

mo-

Baillie.

bright shining rays.

sun's

than darkness. T. Heyivood.

Ob-

scure as hell. R. Hurst.

OBSTINATE
others.

as

as a mule. Poetical Calendar, Joseph Reed, fy

an

OBTRUSIVE
OBVIOUS.

idiot.

C. Johnson.

as the air. John Bidlake.

Proofs, plain and obvious as

the

Play,

light.

Zelmane.

ODIOUS

as comparisons. Shakespear,

Odious and despicable

More
More

odious to your sight than

as a wicked old

man. South.

toads and adders. Dryden.

weather on a

May

odious to

me

than foul

day. Otway.

ODORIFEROUS.

More

odoriferous than balm. Play, Hoff-

man's Tragedy.

ODOROUS

The

as incense gathering in the skies. Savage.

Arabian wind, whose breathing gently blows purple to the


violet,

OLD
ton,

as

Time. A. Behn, T.

Shakespear.

Scot, 8$ others.

as Nestor. Play,

as a weather-beaten conduit of

spear.

as

blushes to the rose, did never yield an odour rich as

W. Habington.

this.

Old and grey

Adam, and bears

Old-fashioned as

if

as winter.

date with

as Sybilla.

many

T. Killigrew.

human

Wife.

kings' reigns. Shake-

nature

It is as old
itself.

tutored in the ark. P. Pindar.

Haring-

How to choose a good

South.

OMI
OMINOUS

as the looks of

ONWARD

they came like

W.

shore. Sir

OPEN as the

Medusa. Marmion.

summer wave

that dances to the

Scott.

day. South, Watts,

A hand open as day

fy others.

Open and generous

for melting charity. ShaJcespear.

as the

teeming season that crowns the labours of the various year.

Open

W. Hett.

A. Hill. Charity, open and


The Saviour, a Poem. His eye is
the morning's. Sir John Denham.
Open as the sun
as day-light.

free as light, or element.

open as

high meridian at noon-day. R. Nevile.

in his

To open

sky. Landon.
ing's

eye.

Sir

like a fragrant

Open

W. Davenant.

as a shadeless

bud before

the

morn-

as roses at the gentle

aspect of the sun. J. Corye.

OPPOSITE

and nay.

as yea

Quarles.

one another, than the holy nature of

Opposed

ORIENT

and purest

as black

Light and darkness are not more opposite to

white. Ibid,

God

is

to sin.

Tillotson.

as darkness to the light of heaven. Pollok.

The

Thurlow.

as the day.

brightest of the stars

not so orient as her crystal eyes. R. Green.

was

as the pearl.

Lilly.

OVERFLOW
Queen.

like

like a

sudden

floods.

mighty deluge.

Howard

Tillotson.

fy

Dryden's Indian

like to the raging

foam. Play, Youth's Comedy.

OVERPOWERING

as

when

Jove's planet, distant and alone,

from out the sultry summer sky, and bids each


give up its place. Cornwall.

flashes
star

OVERTAKE
swiftest tide.

lesser

us with more speed than falling torrents, or the

Banks.

OUTRAGEOUS

as a sea.

Milton, T.

Bayly.as a mother

bear. Dryden.

OUTSHINE
does a

as a

star.

sunbeam does a lamp.

Ibid.

Querer por Querer.

J. Ford.

Outshine her as the sun a


Outshine as

as the

moon

star.

Play,

far as Sol in light outshines

PAL
a

T. Ward. It outshone his golden orb as far as his

star.

full

blaze outshines the twinkling star. Hayley.

OUTSTRIP all kings


strips the sluggish

Jr

as far as doth the sun obscure a little star.

Far swifter than the nimble lightning's

John, Taylor.

ALE as death.

thunder peal that follows

Play, Hoffman's Tragedy, Cowley,

the cheeks of death. Akenside.

Landon.

wan

Pale and

and languid as
livid as the

if

as

His looks are pale

Gildon.

Pale and

countenance of death. E. Carter, in the Rambler.

tenants of the tomb.


nolds, fy others.

by

by sorrow.

death had seized him. E. Ward.

Pale as a corpse. Mirandola, Scott,

that

fy others.

as the cheek faded

as death.

flash out-

G. Colman,jun.

it.

Ogilvie.

W.

moon withdraws

J. Mickle.

MickWs

fy others.

as the withering

as the ghost

the curtain of the

as a spectre

Rey-

C. Hopkins, F.

as a ghost.

as a tormented ghost. Chaucer.

the gleaming

derer's bed.

on the Stygian

murcoast.

Lusiad.
as a spirit who is surprised by sun-rise. Sir
W. Scott.' as a man long unslept. Chaucer.
like a man
awaked from a swoon. Lidgate. as a pensive cloistered nun.

Paler than guilt. T. Yalden, in Dryden's

Charlotte Smith.

Pale as the waning moon. Penrose.

Miscellany.

before the solar ray. S. Boyse.


chaste lustre.

John Home.

C.

A. Elton.

Cheek, pale as

as the

is

as the colours of the lunar

as Cynthia's rays.

C. Johnson.

moon

the moon's

bow.

as the last star

when mas
a Duchess of Newcastle
the snowy skin of
Play, Fatal Union
of
Poem,
W. Davenant. modest
The Union of
droopa snowdrop. Byron.
Roses.
that fades before the day-break. Landon.

tered by the light. Dryden.


;

leaves.

fy

as

others.

Sir

as

as

the

ing snowdrops.

lily

lily

the vale.
as

as

Walwyn.

trembling to the chilly gale.


rose. Shakespear.

as fires

lily.

Paler than the hue of snowdrops

MickWs Lusiad.

as horse-radish.

Pale as a prim-

Mrs. Cowley.

as a stick

of horse-radish. Play, Midnight Wanderer, by Pearce.

K2

as a

PAL
parsnip. Morton.
nally,

as

as alabaster. Byron.

as marble. L.

marble.

Paler and colder than the marble bust.

Southey.

Landon.

Like sculptured marble, pale and

cold.

Pale as marble columns. Cornwall.

Fitzarthur.

Play, Alonzo.

as a statue bending o'er a tomb.

of Palms.

quarter.

Ibid.

moon when
as ashes.

An

outline pale

the winter morning

Gascoigne, Spenser,

like April

as the

and
is

clad in a wintry cloud.

M. P. Andrews.

moon

Pale

Pale and wan as ashes

fy others.

Chaucer, Sackville,

fy

hills.

Margaret.

as

as

as a sheet.

Colman.

as a
Pale

Pale as winter moon-

the ice-incrusted streams beneath the

cold moon's trembling gleams.


cloud.

W. Sampson.

Pale as snowy Appenines.

A. Dow.

like

Paler than the snow. Shake-

and pure as moon-light snows. Landon.


Theobald.

Play, Codrus.

as a sheet of white paper.

light.

fy

Pale like April morn

Chaucer, G. Sandys.

piece of chalk. /. BicJcerstaff.


spear, Lee.

in her first

of the

Ballad, William

as box.

You
Pale

Shiel.

advanced. Ibid.

far

the morning's sun rising over misty

milk. Shakespear.

R.

indistinct as that

Ramsay.

morn.

as a statue.

Wilson, author of Isle

J.

Pale as lead.

Spenser.

his look.

others.

Sir W. Scott.

as clay.

Poem, Ellen

abbey chapel. Durfey.

as a statue in an

look paler than one of these white statues.

was

Mac-

H. Downing. as marble o'er the tomb. L. Macnally.


monumental marble. Byron, Southey.
as sepulchral

as a watery

slow rising from a lake.

A. Seward.

as the watery

cloud that seems to spread,

W. Churchey.

as the pale ocean

on

a sunless morn. Southey.

PALL

PANT

on her temper like a twice-told


after

him

Sacred Script.

PASS away

as the hart panteth after the water-brooks.

shadow. Wisdom of Solomon. Pass like a


Chaucer.
Pass away like a summer's

wall.

shade. Spenser.

before the sun.

Quarles.

rising sun.

Akenside.

Panting like the smitten deer. Gay.

like a

shadow on the

tale.

like

summer

Cumberland.

clouds.

C. Fox.

like clouds

Pass away like clouds before the up-

like

smoke. H. Blair.

like

smoke

PER
before the wind. Quarles. like a vapour.
like gentle

like a

Mrs. Cowley.

winds over the standing corn. T. Cooke.

summer

Hemans.

breeze. Mrs.

Pass away-

April showers

like

E. Young. like the pageant of a day. H. Blair.


as a winter's tale by the fire-side. E. Young. Pass through
the difficulties with more ease than a bullet passeth through
over a

field.

the thin

man would

or a

air,

pass through a net of cobweb.

Tillotson.

PASSABLE as air. Sir W. Davenant, Dryden, ty others.


PASSIVE as a stone. Montgomery. like a ship to the violence
of the waves. H.Blair.

Her

struction's breath, as vernal

was passive

disposition

buds

to in-

to Zephyr's soothing gale.

T. Hull.

PATIENT

as Job. Barclay, Shakespear,

Charlotte Charke,

N.

tortoise.

as the midnight sleep.

Tate.

gentle stream. Ibid.


all

others.

fy

as the dove.

as the female dove. Shakespear.

as the

Shakespear.

as the spirit of a saint dying

as a

and leaving

the world behind him. Banks.

PEACEABLE

as sleep.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher.

as spotless in-

nocence. Play, Maid's Tragedy.

PEACEFUL

as a calm.

Sotheby's Oberon.
ful

Beaumont

8$

Fletcher.

as a sleeping child.

M. A.

as the dead.

Browne. Peace-

and harmless as the dove. E. Ward.

PEEVISH as children waked.


lost its plaything.

PELLUCID

T. Shipman.

John Baillie.

as a sick

as a child

has

as glass. R. Nevile.

PEREMPTORY as wrathful planets, death, or destiny.


PERFECT

who

monkey. L. Machin.

as circles.

PERFIDIOUS

Marlowe.

Donne.

as the seas or winds.

Beaumont

Fletcher, T.

Betterton.

PERFUME
pile.

Behn.

the air with incense richer than the phcenix' funeral

T. Nabbs.

Perfume

my

chamber

Perfumed as the phcenix'

like the phcenix' nest.

nest. Play,

Marriage Broker.

PER
Perfumed, as

if

Arabian winds scattered

on the face of some rich earth

fruitful

their

spices loosely

with aromates. Nabbs.

Yield a more precious breath than that which moves the whispering leaves in the Panchaian groves. Habington.

thousand dew-drops gemm'd their bed,

And

Heaven's wide cope stretch'd

o'er their

head

Their curtain the white thorn of May

Shedding

its

blossoms, as the spray

Trembled beneath the Zephyr's sway

And

ne'er did golden censer fling

On velvet

couch of slumb'ring king

Such perfumes

as that Zephyr's wing.

Poem, Margaret of Anjou.

PERISH

blossom cropt by the setting winter. Peaps.


like flowers. Landon.
like fleeting exhalations found no
like a hasty

W. Cowper.

more.

PERSPICUOUS.

The purpose

is

perspicuous even as sub-

stance. Shakcspear.

PERSUADE.

You may

as soon persuade that snow, the inno-

cent fleece of heaven that

some

sportive wind,

is

borne upon the

fleet

wings of

Ethiop's wool, as call this truth. /.

is

Shirley.

PERSUASIVE

PERT

as reason.

as a pearmonger.

A. Pasquin.

Gay.

as a pyet.

Sir TV. Scott.

as an

unhooded hawk. W. Taverner.

PERVERSE as a hog.
PERVIOUS as the air.
PETRIFIED.
Play from

PIERCE

Smollett.

Battle of Talavera, a Poem.

Stand petrified like Lot's wife. The Robbers, a

Schiller.

like lightning.

like quick lightning

Glapthorne,

from the stormy

T. Heywood,

others.

W. Killigrew.
like a pointed dart. Watts.
Piercing as the mid-day sun.
Shakespear.
as light. Duchess of Newcastle, Dryden's Miscellany.
as light from heaven. A. Hill.
More piercing than

skies.

Sir

PL A
the darts that break from burning exhalations' power. Play,

King

Piercing as the point of a needle. Pierce Plow-

John,

man's Vision.

Eye, piercing as a needle. C. ShadwelL

like

lynx's eyes. Play, Locrine.

PINE.

So pines

the turtle in the lonely grove,

Robb'd by the

mated love

spoiler of her

In vain the doves of

finest

plume and

voice,

Court the poor mourner to another choice

From spray

PITEOUS

wings she

to spray with drooping

Bemoans her

fate,

and

flies,

Sturmy.

solitary dies.

mother on her lowly babe, when death

as looks the

doth close his tender dying eyes. Shakespear.

PITILESS

as death. Dryden.

as a storm. Spenser.

as

fire.

Play, Different Widows.

PITYsuch as
PLACID as
PLAGUE.

an

tender parents
infant's rest.

I will plague

Watts.

feel.

W. Richardson ; Play, Indians.

him worse than Moses did

the Egypti-

T. Holcroft.

ans.

PLAIN

Beaumont

as truth.

8$

Fletcher, Marston.

plain as the light that shines. Play,

Durfey, Parnell.

sun.

The

Tillotson.

translated-, Play,

as day.

N.

Lee.

Momus turned Fabulist.


on my

face.

two and two make

Shakespear.

as noses

Colman.
four.

than dull simplicity. Dryden 's Troilus.

Foote.

Plain as the
the noon-day.
is.

Plain as the nose on a man's face. Quevedo

as the nose

intelligible as that

church.

as

case seems plain as on your face your nose

Sir W. Davenant.

C. Butler.

It is evident

Fond Lady.

upon

faces.

Plain, easy,

and

More plain
as way to parish

South.

Plain

Plain as a pack-staff. Greene's Arcadia,

as a pike-staff. Gay, J. Sturmy, ty others.

PLAINTIVE.

She pours her melancholy forth as sweetly

when Philomel beneath some poplar shade bemoans


her young. Murphy.
plaintive, as

PLAY

like bird in bush.

Sylvester.

PL A
PLAYFUL

as the sportive kitten. P. Pindar.

as a lamb. Play,

Barber of Seville. as the fawn. Haverhill, a Poem by John


Webb. as the God of Love. Shepherd's Lottery.

PLEASANT
Ibid.

as sleep after

Pleasanter to

me

Spenser.

toil.

A. Cowley.

as the light.

as ease after war.

Ramsay.

as returning light.

than to behold the jocund month of May, in

whose green head of youth the amorous Flora shows her


Pleasant as the morning dews that

various flowers. /. Kirk.


fall

on Zion's

Ossian.

hill.

as the

of spring, when
leaf rears

when
the

as the

it

green head. Ibid.

Ibid.

to

as the

as the

shower which

hill.

Ibid.

as Elysium.

Adam
Ossian.

past.

as the

as a

riseth,

shower

and the young

calm shower of spring,

falls

gale of spring.

over

flies

on the sunny

field.

as the odorous

Ossian.

Poem,

as the

summer's evening. Duchess of New-

E. Young.

Pleasant to

me

the first day of his creation. Marlowe,

memory

as Paradise

W. Mount-

of joys that are

Speech more pleasant than sweet harmony.

Pleasant as the light of the morning

Marlowe.

when

the sun

even as a morning without clouds. Sacred Script.

shadow of a great rock

fresh,

as the breath of evening.

Pleasant and mournful like the

fort.

the

as the spring. Duchess of Newcastle.

gale of the

was

Ibid.

softens the branch of the oak,

month of May. C. Cotton.


Margaret of Anjou. as the
castle.

calm dew of the morning.

shower of the morning.

the sun looks on the field, and the light cloud

hills.

Ibid.

its

Watts.

and

clear, as

when

in

a weary land. Ibid.

the last of April offers to sweet

the pride and glory of the youthful spring. /. Kirk.

sweet South that breathes upon a bank of


giving odour. Shahespear.

as

Pleasant,

May

as the

violets, stealing

and

as to escape the chain of hard

constraint. Potter's Eschylus.

PLEASE

like the choristers of air

proach of laughing May.

PLEASING
Gildon.

J.

when

first

they hail the ap-

Warton, in Dodsley's Collection.

as the day. Poetical Recreations.

as light to the eyes. Atterbury.

as

dawn of day.
morn

as the rosy

whose lovely cheeks look smiling on the day. W. Hemings.

PON
W.

Pleasing and gay as the sweet smiling summer.

More

pleasing than a summer's morn. /. Clare.

sunshine to the bee. Gay.

Dryden.
ing.

my

Pleasing to

Glapthorne.

as winter suns or

summer

shade.

sense as sleep after a tedious watch-

dreams of health

as

Hett.

Pleasing as

to the diseased. Jacob.

Mercury which charmed the hundred eyes of


as
watchful Argus, and enforced him to sleep. Play, Leir.
as the pipe of

hope. Play,

Momus

turned Fabulist.

as

hope

to the despair-

as blackberries.

ing penitent. Jacob.

PLENTY

as rabbits in a warren. Fielding.

W.

Centlivre, Sir

Uproar.

PLIABLE

Scott.

as hops.

M.

Play, Plymouth in an

as nettles.

P. Andrews.

as an ozier.

Lacy, J. Worsdale.

W.

as a twig.

Davies.

PLIANT

as a hazel stick. Play, Interlude of Youth.

shoots of a young tree in vernal flower.


pliant than

wax. John

as the

More

T. Moore.

Baillie.

PLUMP

as a partridge. E. Ravenscroft, Pope, ty others. Plump


and shy as a partridge. Sir W. Scott. Plump as barn-door

P. Pindar.

chicken.

Herrick.

after showers.

Burns.

Behn.

to

as a puffin. Farquhar.

T. Killigrew

him

as a damson.

as a cherry.

as grapes

as a gooseberry.

E. Ward.

Plump

R.
as

E. Young.

as naturally as the needle to the north.

Hypocrite, in Footers Comic Theatre.

Rawlins.

Play, Psyche.

Plump and grey

Plump and juicy

stalled theology.

POINT

as grapes.

Young

Pointed at as a prodigy.

Sharply pointed as a thorn. Herrick.

POISON like a scorpion's dart. Beattie.


POISONOUS as the serpent. Mirandola. as

an

aspic's tooth.

Moses Mendez.

POLISHED as marble. E. Young.


POLITE as elegance. Savage.
PONDEROUS. More ponderous
the

new forsaken

shore.

Quarles.

than the sand that

lies

upon

POO
POOR

as Job. ShaJcespear, Armin,

others.

ty

as Job, an alche-

Poor and loathsome as was leprous


Poor as the beggar Irus.
Job. Play, Three English Brothers.
Poorer than naked
Massinger. as Cincinnatus. Thomson.
mist, or a poet. Marston.

Poor

Poverty. Beaumont's Psyche.


winter. ShaJcespear.
fy others.

M.

as a starved herring.

PORTENTOUS

as

T. Durfey, S. Foote,

P. Andrews.

which struck

as the written wall

Byron.

as a miser.

as a church mouse.

o'er

midnight

bowls the proud Assyrian pale. E. Young.

POSITIVE.

POTENT

It is as positive as the earth is firm.

as

whirlwinds.

H. Boyd.as

ShaJcespear.

the breath of fate.

Marston.

POUNCE.

Kindle at the danger, andlike the eagle in the midst

of storms thus pounce upon his prey. Garrick.

POUR

Pour as a flood. Smollett,


like a deluge. Dryden, Lillo.
W. Scott. Pour down like a flood from the hills. Somervile.
Pour on us like a flood of light. Lloyd on CJiurcJiill. Pour
Pour down like winter rain.
upon him like rain. Byron.
Sir

Landon.

POWERFUL as death.

Brown.

as the voice of Fate. Marston.

Montgomery.

as the sun shining in meridian strength.

Medea's drugs.

PRATTLE

more incessant than a

jay.

PRECARIOUS as the cast of a dye.


PRECIOUS as the dew the amorous

M.

Pilkington.

like

Lidgate.

Centlivre.

bounty of the morn casts

More

on the rose's cheek. Glapthorne.

precious than gold.

Precious and rare as Ophir's golden ore. Blachnore.

precious to

than

as

E. Ward.

parrots.

More

TomJcis.

my

heart than

life

or freedom.

the plank thrown to the drowning wretch.

Browne.

Precious as

my soul.

Sir

W. Davenant.

cious than the vital founts that play within


Beckett.

my

Precious as Eriphyle's bracelet. T.

precious than the Egyptian pearl.

W. Hayley,
Dr. John

M. R.

More preAndrew
Jordan.
More
heart.

Mitford.

PREGNANT as
PRESAGE.

UB

vernal buds. L. Theobald.

Like a comet with portentous blaze of threatening

beauty shine, and armed with fate presage destruction and the
fall

Presaging famine, pestilence,

Bevil Higgons.

of kings.

and war,

an autumnal ruddy streaming

like

PRESUPPOSE

star.

Sylvester.

as naturally as the consequent does the antece-

dent. South.

PREY

on

itself,

PRIVATE.
view of

PRIZE

like monsters

of the deep. Shdkespear.

Kept private as religious

common

eyes.

rites

from the unhallowed

Otway.

your honour more than

or

life

human

happiness. Play,

Valiant Welshman.

PRODUCTIVE as the sun. Pope, Sheffield Duke of Buckingham.


PROFITABLE as autumn's harvest. Duchess of Newcastle.

PROFOUND

as reason. Savage.

in horrors as profound as hell.

Profound as the

sea. Sir

as hell. Swift.

Play,

have dived

Ungrateful Favorite.

W. Davenant, Higgons.

PROGRESSIVE as a stream. W. Cowper.


PROMPT. I am prompt as lightning to your service. N. Tate.
PROPORTION. Bears no more proportion to it, than finite
does to

infinite,

PROSTRATE

or than temporal to eternal.

as earth.

T. Heywood.

like

Tillotson.

summer's corn by

tempests lodged. Shahespear.

PROUD
pall.

Chaucer, Barclay,

as Lucifer.

Chaucer.

as any great

ish Soldan. Poetical Calendar.

lady of a

new made

pie.

lord. P. Pindar.

Chaucer.

PROWL like hungry wolves.


PUBLIC

as the

air,

others.

as prince in

as the

fy

as

May.

Virginia;

Turk-

Jonson.

as a beauty. C. Cibber.

peacock. Chaucer; Play, Appius

and pert as a
Sir W. Scott.

fy

Mogul. Somervile.

ty others.

as the

as a

Proud

Pert and proud as any popinjay.

R. Hamilton.

and noon-day sun. A. Seward.

PUN
PUNCTUAL

A.

as the sun to time.

Hill.

as a tertian ague.

Play, Braggadocio.

PUNY

as pigmies.

PURE

as innocence.

and fresh

E. Ward.

Dr. Johnson.
Thomson.
T. Heywood.

Marmion. Pure

maiden

as

in-

infant goodness.

as

R. Bloomjield.

Mirandola.

Cumberland.

heaven.

as

are the heavens.

as grace. Shakespear.

T. Middleton.

as sanctity's best shrine.

as vestal truth.

Pure

others.

fy

unblemished innocence.

More pure than

as purity.

as truth. Mallet,

as

T. Durfey.

others.
ty

as sanctity. Byron.

let.

thoughts of infant innocence.

as the

as virtue.

Greatheed, Hunt,

Falsehood.

infant chastity.

as

Byron.

as angel innocence. Jane West.

W. Mason.

nocence.

W. Hemings,

Dekker,

as innocence.

as holy truth. Play, Fatal

Thomson.

as friendship.

Mal-

Pure, simple, and unmixed, as sincerity. South.

and innocent

as the thoughts of

Mary Robinson.

journeying to the sky.

saints.

Pure
A. Cowley. as

More pure than

H. More.

spotless saints.

dying

sainted spirits

Prayers, as pure and

from earthly thought, as e'er found passage through the


Pure and spotless as a
strict gate of heaven. T. Randolph.
free

Pure as angels.

soul in heaven. Crown.

Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.

H. Downing;

Free and pure from

chastity as angels are of sin. Duchess of Newcastle.

the spotless seraph. R. Shiel.

vestal. J.

H.

Stevenson.

Maker's

sight.

soft desires.

Farquhar.

H. Stevenson.
new baptized

soul. F.

Pure

as

as the white livery

Dekker.

Pure

worn by angels

Pure and white

Southey.

as angels'

as infancy.

as an infant's

Fatal Falsehood, a Tragedy.

who

like a

Pure and enlightened as a spirit. J.


as a
a blessed spirit. Sir W. Scott.

Beaumont.

as an infant's thoughts.
gel's wishes.

J.

un-

Pure as

as the first created mortals

in the world's prime innocence began. Banks.

in their

all

T. Holcroft.

dreams or an-

as infant's sleep.

Beaumont 8$ Fletcher. as an infant's breath. /. Wilson, author


as a maiden. Interlude, Nature, by
of Isle of Palms; Milman.

Henry Medwall.

as light.

Dryden, Play, Sulieman

fy

others.

PUR

heaven. P.
the effulgence of
Richardson.
morning

unshaded light. G. E. Howard. as first created light. Sir


W. Davenant. as light first streaming from the heights of

as

Francis.

ethereal light.

as

as

haustless as the solar blaze.

Miss Porden.
Pure as the

sun's beams.

beam. Rome, a Poem.

as the solar

W.

Pure and exPure and spotless

Chatterton.

light.

Alexander Earl of Sterline, Machin. as the brightest beams


shot from the sun at his full height. Poole's Parnassus.

beam. Universal Magazine.

as heaven's ethereal

as the light

of heaven's ethereal ray. Poem, Paradise of Coquettes.


Pure
fiery as Phoebus' beams. Marlowe.
The morning's orient

and

beam

my

not more pure, more stainless than

is

Pure

Mallet.

than the day.

Townsend.

truth.

D.

Purer

as the light of a celestial ray. Pomfret.

Pure as the day spring. G.


naked heavens. Wordsworth. Pure and

Beaumont.

/.

as the

serene as the blue depths of heaven. J. Wilson, author of Isle of


as the lightning's livid ray.
Anon. Translation of

Palms.

Anacreon.

know

W. Richardson.

coronet. T. Moore.
as

fire.

as the

young moon's

as the moon's chaste beam.

M.R. Mitford.

Lower.

Johnson, Marlowe,

the celestial

fires.

diant as celestial

and as

free

8$

Pure
others.

fire.

My love is

J. Bird.

from blemish, as

is

fy others.

Pure

clear like

Pure and

as pure to

the element of

fire,

ra-

you

or the

as the vestal fire.

as vestal flames.

Mountford, Pix.

flame as pure as that which burns on holy Vesta's altars.

Fountain.

Pure, chaste, and lasting, as

Johnson.

My love

upon an

Pure and

Moliere, Berwick edit. 1771.

white robe of innocence. A. Brome.

Drayton, Dilke,

Shall pure

as fixed stars. Pomfret.

the day-star burn.

as

thee pure even as the lights of heaven.

Pure

altar.

as the flame that

Poem.

Mrs. Brookes.

as the blush of the first

tainted breath of morn.

Ely's Cossack.

Vesta's flame. C.

warms an angel's breast. The Saviour, a


W. Wordsworth. as early morn. G.

as the morning.

Townsend.

fair

you is as pure as the flame that burns


Shadwell.
Pure as celestial flame. G. Walker.
to

Pure and

morn. Ibid.

as the un-

as morning's

fair as

dew-drops. Pollok.

dew.

Pure

PUR
morning drops upon the

as the fresh

As

Shakespear.

rose.

Purer

pure a tear as evening sheds, of rosy dew. B. Hoole.

than the new-formed pearl bosomed within the opening rosebud's silken folds. Play, Sulieman.

A joy,

as pure

That morning

Of the

and

stainless as the

on blossom,

finds

gem
or stem

leaf,

garden's queen, the lovely rose,

fair

Ere breeze or sunbeam from her diadem

Have stol'n one brilliant, and around she throws


Her perfumes o'er the spot which with her beauty

glows.

Bernard Barton.

Pure as the

crystal drop

May

blooms of

distil.

tears spangling the lily

which morning's dewy ringers on the

Akenside.

as early morn's ambrosial

on the mountain's

spring

vernal

as air.

in

J. Wilson,

Pure

Yearsley.

like ether.

as blossoms

W.

Wordsworth.

as

as

grew

first

spear.

fresh rose that in the

in Creation's

as the spotless

Hogg.

lily.

as

new

fallen

fy

Pure and
as the white
lily.

Shake-

born in

as the timely blossom

whose

forward zeal decks the arising spring. Peaps.


cred Script., Shakespear,

M.

as the

as spotless lilies

Browne.

Pure

as the unsullied

dewy groves of Para-

morning. R. Shiel.

May. Duchess of Newcastle.

Porter.

hawthorn

which are newly blown. Browne.

rose in the bloom. James

new

buds before they blow.

opening of the blooms in May. Marston.

first

lovely as the
dise

as the
Author of Isle of Palms.
more pure than ether. Ann

buds. Play, Norwood Gipsies.


Bruce.

as the breath of

Pure as are those


Elysium do refresh the blest. Foun-

Sotheby's Oberon.

air.

spreads. R. Bloomfield.

and springs that

gales
tain.

when forth it

Mary Robinson.

side.

as the chaste morning's breath. Suckling.

others.

as snow. Sa-

as the white snow.

snow. Browne, Ramsay,

8? others.

T.

as

snow on mount Libanus. Burkhead.


as falling
snow. Poem, Abelard to Eloisa. as the flakes of falling snows.
/. G. Cooper. as snow-flakes ere they melt. Nathaniel Holfallen

lingsworth.
blast.

as

snow

Davenport.

by the bleak northern


The Footman, an Opera.

in the fall refined

as virgin snow.

PUR
Her thoughts were

ever pure as virgin snows from heaven de-

Purer than driven snow. J. Harris


Pure and more spotless than the wandering snow which the least breath of any calm wind blows up
and down. Peaps. as the mountain snows. Rogers; Play>
The Spaniards. Purer than the snow which with a silver cir-

scending. R. Dodsley.

Play, The Italians.

cle crowned the head of the steep mountain. W. Thompson.


Pure as Alpine snow. Beaumont ty Fletcher. as the eternal
snows on Alpine heights. F. Burney. as Albania's snow. W.

Browne.

as the unsullied snow


Pure and untainted as

as wind-fanned snow. Ibid.

Murphy.
W. Hett. Pure

that never felt a sunbeam.

the winter's snow.


Stephens.

as April snow.

Pure and chaste

as the gold that hath

Play, Jack

of Isle of Palms.

Drums

as refined gold.

Entertainment.

R. Blair.

Chaucer, Quarles.

as silver
fire,

as the diamond.

as unspotted crystal. Pix.

J.

Hervey.

Pure as virgin

in the fire.

from the crucible


and inquisition of

Day, Marmion.

/.

Pure and hard as a diamond. Sir W. Scott.


W. Davenant, W. Strode, fy others. as crystal

as crystal. Sir

glasses. J.

Purer than transparent


crystal, or

Milman.
hunter

A. Cowley.

its

by the

skilful statuary.

as the cleanly ermine ere the

her with his pursuit. Sir W. Davenant.

as the crystal stream

that paint

Queen

Pure as Venus' doves,


Pure and white as Erycina's

as ivory thrice polished

Pure and unspotted

sullies

as Parian

the

in Poetical Calendar.

or mountain snow.

doves. Ibid.

Day.

crystal.

your spotless thought.

Poem by J. Beaumont. Pure and white


marble. A. Cowley.
Purer than swans that drew
Psyche, a

of Love. Potter,

Pure as gold.

been seven times tried

that twice has stood the torture of the

the forge.

midnight snow. /.

like

/. Wilson, author

as ice or crystal. Play, Emilia.

Robert Greene, T. Moore.

whose limpid

daisy 'd side.

tide reflects

Poem, Sorrows of Love.

stream that pictures the sky as

it

flows. Ibid.

Pure

the flowers

No

as the

sparkling

stream fresh from the rock was purer than her mind. A. Seward.

Pure

as the stream of ancient Simois.

tasted fountain.

R.

Shiel.

as

W. Browne.

as an un-

the fountain in rocky cave,

PUR

where never sunbeam kissed the wave.

Sir W. Scott.
as the
Ode to Fancy. as the stream that
T. Hogg.
as the waters of the moun-

fountain's limpid stream.

murmurs down the hill.


tain

C. Fox.

rill.

Pure was her bosom

Ere

When

the bright pageants of the morning sky,

Across

By

as the silver lake,

winds the ruffled water shake

rising

th'

expansive mirror lightly

fly,

vernal gales in gay succession driven,

While the clear glass

reflects the smile

of heaven.

Hay ley.

Pure as the mirror of the ocean's breast when Neptune's wand


has soothed its waves to rest. Rome, a Poem.
Pure as unwritten papers. /. Ford.

PURITY.
ing

Not the young roses in the bud secured, nor breakmorn ungazed at by the sun, nor falling snow, has more of

purity. Behn.

PURPLE like the blush


PURSUE me like a foe.

of even. W. Wordsworth.

Pursue me

Quarles.

like

my

shadow.

A. Cherry.

Q.

Q UAKE

like

an aspen

a trembling aspen
Sir

W.

Scott.

Chaucer, Sylvester,

leaf.

G. Wilkins.

leaf.

like

fy

others.

aspen leaves

in

like

May.

like trembling leaves that to the breezes shake.

Hoole's Ariosto.

QUARRELSOME

like

dew

stirred

by

as a surly justice,

the breeze.

Wordsworth,

or a town rake. James

Ralph.

QUICK

as thought.

R. Waring, Dekher,

8$

Quicker

others.

than the agitation of thought, or the strictures of fancy. South.

Quick

as thy wishes, or

Richard Valpy.

my own

as airy fancy

scandal. R. Bloomfield.

desires.

flies.

Quick

South.

N.

Lee.

A. Selden.

as intuition.

as fancy.

Fly quick as
as sight.

QUI
Congreve.

as the eye

can glance. Potter's Eschylus.

poet's eyes o'er nature fly, piercing the

sky. Hayley.

R. Bloomfield.

as light. Savage,

as the

deep or traversing the

as lightning.

Fletcher, South, 8$ others.


as a darted beam of
fy
light. Blachmore.
as descending rays of light. M. Pilkington.

Beaumont

Quick of

as the darted beam. Mallet.

tric

beam when from

the clouds

spirit as the elec-

darting lightnings stream.

its

A. Seward.
as the lightning's glance. Potter's Eschylus.
Quick as the winged lightning let me fly. Play, Philoclea. as
flash.
flight.

strikes.

Sturmy.

/.

Quick as the lightning


Quick thy stroke as lightning on the

Play, Enchanted Wood.

ning's flash.

blasted oak. Jacob.


flash.

Duchess of Newcastle. as the lightning's


Smollett, Thompson, fy others.
as lightning's rapid
Poem, Malcolm fy Alia. Quicker than the blue light-

flashing lightning.

as the thunderbolt follows the lightning's

Play, Pizarro, by a North Briton.


Sir

tastic fire.

ful General.

W. Davenant.

as heaven's fan-

as bolted thunder. Play, Faith-

as the transient fire of Jove.

Jane West.

W. Thompson.

the morning ray, or evening beam.

as

as a nim-

a winged
arrow shot out of
an arrow from a
a bow. Arabian Nights Entertainments.

bow. Play, Pizarro, by a North

ble hind. Browne.

as skipping roe. Ibid.

shaft forth of a Parthian

bow. Ibid.

well

as

as an

as

Briton.

as lightning flies

winged with red anger through the skies. C. Churchill. Quick


as sent by Jove, Iris descends on wings of love. C. Churchill.
as the eastern wind sweeps through a meadow. W. Browne.

Quicker than winds swift whirring. Sylvester.

as a tempest.

Extravagant Shepherd, an Anti-romance. as the flowers are


mown. Drydens Miscellany. as a post which travels day and

night.

QUIET

C. Churchill.
as

the unruffled ocean,

gentlest zephyr fans

its

when not

cerulean breast.

W.

S. Landor.

as the dead of night. Beaumont

Dryden.

D.

as de-

Terry.
halcyons brooding on a winter
Landon.
Watts.
an

scending dews.

midnight.

the whisper of the

W. Hodson.

as the night.
fy Fletcher,

C. Phillips.

L. Sharp.

as

sea.

as

as a child.

as

infant's sleep.

QUI
as a

nun breathless with adoration. Wordsworth.

Shakespear, Sidney,

The
The
The

QUIVER

as a lamb.

soothing freshness of the vernal breeze,

of dying harmony,

lulling notes

rapturous calm of good men's golden dreams,

Bring not such balmy quiet to the

As

fy others.

like

W. Hayley.

Vatheh.

aspen leaves.

naked Russian

like a

soul,

W. Hawkins.

thy sense-stealing softness.

like a

poor aspen

snow.

in the

Sir

tree.

W. Da-

venant.

R.

IvADIANT as the

sun. Play, Sir Giles Goosecap.

More

ing sun. Sir W. Jones.

G. Sandys.

than

as the

morn-

radiant than the sun at noon.

the summer's sun-beams. Herrich.

More

ant as the morn. Metrical Miscellany.

Radi-

radiant than the

morn. W. S. Landor. Not heaven's own beam when


morning wakes, amid the misty skies with lovelier radiance
breaks. Poem, Margaret of Anjou, by Miss Holford.
Radiant
fairest

as the star of day.

Maurice.

W.

Sir

Jones.

as the eye of noon.

darts his last

beams athwart

bow. W. Wordsworth.
Radiant and

fair

as

the ocean.

the

when from

gilds the earth with brightness.

as the sun

Vatheh,

author of Isle of Palms.

as heaven's

Robert Hurst.

as

a mist of clouds he peeps and

Glapthorne.

as the sparkling

as snow. /. Wilson,

as dew. Ibid.

T. Heywood, Marlowe,

sea in a storm. Ossian.

T.

when he

bloom of day. W. Thompson.

eye of youthful beauty. G. Townsend.

like the sea.

as pure ethereal light.

heaven's blest light

RAGE

the star of eve.

as

Quarles.

fy others.

like the troubled main.

like the

Gay.

like

waves blown up by storms. Behn. Raging as the storm.


Rome, a Poem. Loud and destructive as a storm he raged.
Goring. Like a hurricane resistless rages, sweeps all away

RAV
and spreads a waste around.. B. Martyn.
wild sea
wind.

when

T. Yalden, in Dryderis Miscellany.

wind. T. Carew.

Rage
Ibid.

Raging mad as the


Raging as the

the winds are up. Behn.

all

like a chafed bull.

as the northern

Beaumont ty Fletcher.
Shakespear. Like an angry boar.

as the furious North.

bear pierced with a sudden arrow in his flank.

like a

Doyne's Tasso.

RAGGED

dar.

RAISE

Dry den,

as a colt.

Foote.

as a

young

P. Pin-

colt.

as a courtier in disgrace. Somervile.

our hearts as

much above

these present and sensible

things as the heavens are high above the earth.

RANK as

Tillotson.

a fox. Shakespear. as any polecat. Jonson.

RAPACIOUS as a vulture. Smollett.


RAPID as the wind. Hooles Ariosto. as

the sweeping wind.


Poem, Margaret of Anjou. as a whirlwind. C. Churchill.
as the gales that sweep the bending forest and convulse the
deep. W. Richardson.
as lightning. H. Downing.
More

rapid than the lightning's flash.

Rapid and

Aljieri s Plays,

by Charles

a
Poem. as electric flame shot from a summer cloud. Poem,
Margaret of Anjou. as the meteor's ray. A. Seward. as the
turbid stream that bursts from caverned hills its passage.
Lloyd.

Doyne's Tasso.

RARE

fatal as the lightning's flame. Ilderim,

as the

wing of time. John Hamilton.

as a phoenix. Shakespear, Francis Boothby.

swan. R. Greene, Robert Stapylton,

Midsummer.

/. Taylor.

More

fy others.

as a black

like

snow at
James

rare than Indian pearl.

Howell.

RASH
fire.

as fire.

Shakespear, Sandys.

W. Dimond.

less wind.

Rash and

precipitate as

as the remorse-

as Phaeton. S. Sheppard.

Poem, Margaret of Anjou.

RATTLE like thunder. Fragments of Ancient Poetry.


RAVE like a madman. H. Blair, fy others.
RAVENOUS as lions. J. Taylor, Settle.as the beast.

as the grave. Settle.

L2

Prior.

RAV
RAVISHING

READY
swer

music of the spheres. Carlell, Duchess

like the

of Newcastle.

as the returning sun to Greenland. Fielding.

RECOIL

T. Heywood.

like the sea.

wave from a rock. Sir

like a

approach of man. Sir

an overcharged gun when

Play

selves.

as

fy

fire.

Red

others.

Red

Doyne's Tasso.

new enkindled

like the

Their malice, like

fired, will forcibly recoil

Chaucer, Lidgate,

fire.

Davenant.

bashful leaves

its

upon them-

The Revolution.

',

rior blushed.

as

TV.

Scott.

TV.

chaste Indian plant which shrinks and curls

RED

an-

as ready as a borrower's cap. Shakespear.

REBELLIOUS

at the

The

meet the morn. R. Bloomfield.

as birds to

is

as fire the war-

as a firebrand. Southey.

Red and

Shakespear.

hot as

fire.

any
Chatterton.
the morning
Titan's
Shakespear.
evening sky. Chatterton.
summer
evening sky.
sunset summer clouds which range the
verge of heaven. Byron.
the Arab
Mirandola.
Duchess of Newcastle,
Danae's
Grainger.
Randolph.
a
Chaucer, Spenser,
the
blushing
Poole Parnassus.
a cherry. Jonson; Play,
Psyche,
Parnassus.
early
a
crimson. Sacred
Frederick

Chaucer, DaveMarlowe, Dekker,


Prior.
blood. Sacred
nant,
Eastern
Quarles.

as flame. Doyne's Tasso, Hoole's Ariosto.

coal. J. Taylor.

as

face.

as

Ibid.

as

as

as

as

lip.

rose.

rose.

Pilon.

scarlet.

as

like

fy

others.

as

cherries. Poole's

as

others.

others.

fy

as

carrot.

fy

gulf.

as rubies.

/.

as

as

as

light.

Script.

as

coral.

as

as

as coral.

others.

Script., Chaucer, fy others.

REDDEN

like the

REDOLENT like to
a

meadow

REEL like
others.

lately

M.

morning.

With rage

Settle.

redden

Bruce.

a field of beans

like a staggering

drunkard. Ibid.

like

any

scarlet rose.

Gay.

when newly blown,

or like

mown. Herrick.

a drunkard. Sacred Script.,

like scarlet.

Beaumont

drunkard. Watts.

8$

Fletcher, fy

like a tottering

REL
REFINED

Refined and free as

as purest gold. Judith Cowper.

the ethereal

REFLECT

Cibber.

air.

as doth a crystal mirror in the sun.

G. Peele.

an object in a crystal mirror. Robert Greene.

like

like a polished

mirror. Play, Villario.

REFRESH
nial

like the zephyrs.

Thy words

A. Pasquin.

my

showers to the parched earth, refresh

Refreshing as sleep. Play, Alarbas.

Smollett.

Smith.

the Zephyrus' wind. Duchess of Newcastle.

Zephyrus

in the spring season. /.

in the time of harvest.

like ge-

languid soul.

Refreshing as

like the breath

as the cold of

Sacred Script.

as at

of

snow

summer's sultry

hour, to sun-burnt pastures the reviving shower. Miss

as descending rains to sunburnt climes. B. Booth.

Por den.

as the

Song of The Three Children.


Not more refreshing are the dews of heaven to Araby's dry
desert, than to me thy sight and wished return. Mallet.
Refresh and enliven like the summer dew falling at even on some
languid flower. The Highlanders, a Poem.
as the balm which
evening's dewy star sheds on the drooping and fainting flower.
P. Pindar. May it drop upon thee refreshing as mild dews
on vernal flowers. Jephson. Not the soft breeze upon its fradews.

silent

Paraphrase on

the

grant wings wafts such refreshing gladness to the heart of panting pilgrims, as thy balmy words to

off the

balmy fragrance on

summer's breeze. Play,

REFULGENT
Pope.

a Poem.

like that orb

its

exhausted

spirits.

as the

REGARDLESS

as the

turned Fabulist.

G. Townsend.

of day when bathed

as the

in

god of day.

ocean he renews

App. Rhodius. as the morn. The


morning star. Pope.

Preston's

wings. Play, Sulieman.

Momus

as the sun.

his ray.

my

Refreshing as the breeze that from the rose bears

Smollett.

Vestriad,

of his words as the deaf rocks when the loud

billows roar. Dryden.

RELENT like snow


RELENTLESS

before the sun. Fawkes.

as the grave.

Goring.

as a rock.

Dryden.

REL

and winds. C. Johnson.

as the rocks

English Brothers.
a

Mohawk. P.

RELIEVE.

as a

as the flood. Preston's

Play, Three

flint.

App. Rhodius.

as

Pindar.

Tis you who only can

some

afford relief, and like

fountain in the Arabian wild, yield comfort to the pilgrim's

burning

Author of The Times, a Poem.

thirst.

REMORSELESS
REPAY.

Love

as a storm. Shadwell.

like

odorous Zephyr's grateful breath, repays

the flower that sweetness which

REPENTANT

as Magdalen.

REPLENISHED

REPUGNANT

it

borrows. Milton.

Wit's

Commonwealth.

as the vestal's lasting

fire.

Oxford Sausage.

as water against fire. Barclay.

REPULSE

upon repulse, like waves thrown back


hang upon obdurate rocks. Sir R. Howard.

RESISTLESS
Mickle.

as the

blow of fate. W. Mavor. as


Higgons.

as lightning.

from heaven. Jephson.


Drive us on

that slide to

electric fire.

as the flash that strikes

as the wind. Pope, Poetical Calendar.

resistless

as the

sweeping whirlwind's force.

waves that

roll o'er ocean's

bed

Jephson.

Resistless as the

when loud

the tempest roars. Poems, by the author of Alfred.

RESOLVED as fate. Play, Faithful General.


RESPLENDENT as the sun. Play, Belisarius,
Thomas Hogg.

as the blaze of

morning bright. Tatham.

by Philips

summer noon. Pope.

as the

as the heaven. /. Wilson, author of

Isle of Palms.

RESPONSIVE like a distant echo. Charles Brown.


RESTLESS as the sun. Sir W. Davenant. as the wind.

as the waves.

Ibid.

W. Cowper.

More restless

as a flood brushed

Watts.

by the wind.

than the sea. Duchess of Newcastle.

as

those atoms be which the fierce winds subject unto their rule.
/. Bancroft.

cage.

as a swallow in the skies. Byron.

T. Hulcroft.

as a cat in a

as a spaniel that has lost his master.

Etherege.as despair. Duffett.

RIC
RETIRE

waves blown back by sudden winds. Ossian.

like

RETURN as certain as the night. Lillo.


REVENGEFUL as a trodden snake. Dryden. as
herd that has spied a hissing serpent from

whose venomed tooth

REVERED

hell.

slain.

M. A.

Impute

dares not approach so

it

Hoole's Ariosto.

Meilan.

as Patriarchs in primeval years.

REVERENCE.

Garth.

not to fear but a religious awe, that

much

divinity but with a sacred prepa-

such as when the holy priest bows at the altar of

ration,

censed

like the freshening

dews of heaven. Play, The Spa-

Reviving as the cooling breeze.

niards.

REVOLVING

in-

L. Sharp.

deities.

REVIVE

RICH

had

his little son

Revengeful and implacable as

some shep-

his presence glide,

J.

Hervey.

as a ball. Barclay.

Nabbs.

as Nature.

as a silver mine.

Rich and

Byron.

golden wealth upon the

free as

open mines that teem

world.

H. Brooke. Rich as the chambers of Golconda's


Rome, a Poem. Richer than are the wealthy mines

mines.

found

in the

bowels of America. Play, Locrine.

than

vian mines.

E. Young.

Indies are.

Poole's Parnassus.

Hayley.

than

Peru-

the Arab's untouched mines, or

Rich as Pactolus. Murphy,

as bright Pactolus' streams. Play, Histriomastrix.

as the ocean's

womb. Play, Jack Drum's Entertainment.

with praise as

is

if all their

Rich

and bottom of the sea with sunken


Rich in having such a jewel as twenty

the ouze

wreck. Shahespear.
seas,

their

sand were pearl, the water nectar, and the

More rich than is the treasure hid


unknown bottom of the sea. A. Brewer. than the

rocks pure gold. Ibid.


in the

sea or land.
nae's shower.

T. Scott, in Dodsley's Collection.

Cumberland.

as Eden's

Rich and luxurious as the

fruit

the sun's indulgent warmth,

it

touch. /. Miller.

as Inde.

Rich as Da-

happy ground. Watts.

of autumn, when ripened by

blushing yields resistless to the

More
More rich

Donne.

than the East. Sir W. Davenant.

rich

and gaudy

than Egypt with

RID

than the breast


her flowing Nile. Play, Battle of Aughrim.
thanTagus' sands. T.
of Tempe. Play, Muleasses the Turk.

than

Heywood.

More

gold. ShaJcespear.

Inde, or gold of Ophir. Spenser.

shipped gold. Cumberland.

rich than pearls of

than hoarded piles of wor-

Richer

pearl. /. Ford.

Rich as a

beauty than the orient pearl. Play, Taming of a Shrew. Rich


Richer
as the leaves on Flora's crimson bed. Rome, a Poem.
than robes of Tyrian
clad than tulips in the spring. Fountain.

in

dye that deck imperial majesty. Southey. Rich as Croesus.


Paradise of dainty Devices, R. Head, fy others. as a Jew.
Gay, Foote, $ others. as a Rabbi. G. Colman.

RIDICULOUS

as a gigantic coward.

Wycherley.

as gold lace

on a frieze coat. R. B. Sheridan. as fools. Congreve. It


would be as ridiculous as the owl's pairing with the sprightly

W. Heard.

lark.

RIGHT

as

others.

W.

any

as

Lidgate.

nail.

Play,

as

my

Mock

leg.

Doctor.

Duffett, Durfey, 8$

as

my

glove. Sir

Scott.

RIGHTEOUS
RIGID

RIPE

line.

my

as a saint.

E. Ward.

as Jove's inexorable nod. /.

as harvest. Jonson.

H.

Stevenson,

Ripe and rich as the autumn. Field-

ing, Dryden's Miscellany, fy others.


Ripe, calm, and fresh as
Eastern summers are. Sir W, Davenant.
Ripe and inviting

as a gushing grape.
S. Foote.

RISE

C. Burnaby.

as a cherry.

C, Gibber,

as a pear. Shepherd's Lottery,

W. Scott, ty others.
morning mist. Pope, Dryden.
as constantly as summer dews at eve. H. H. Milman,
like

exhalations. Pope, Sir

mist. Southey.

from the earth

like

feathered Mercury.

proudly as the sun. Jonson.


Script.

like a

Rise

like the

like the

Rise up like a flood.

swelling of the tide.

Rise
Rise

ShaJcespear.

Watts.

Sacred

Rise and

like

waves blown up by gentle winds. Ravenscroft.

and

falling like a winter gust.

Play, Porsenna's Invasion.

rose perpendicular like a pyramid of

fire.

fall

Rising

Fool of Quality,

He

ROU
HOAR

fy others.

fey,

Beaumont

like thunder.

like a tempest.

Durfey.

Fletcher,

fy

Dryden,

others.

Sacred Script., Dur-

like the sea.

winds when they pursue the flying waves

like

Howard fy Dryden 's Indian Queen.


like billows
when they lash the rocky shore. Preston s App. Rhodius.
Roar as loud as Neptune. Jonson. as Stentor. Swift. like a
lion. Sacred Script., E. Young.
like a lion catched within
to shore.

the

Bancroft,

toil.

Milman.

like a

gorged

lion o'er his

mangled prey.

like angry lions in the midnight hour.

Sacred Script.

like bears.

like a bull.

Colman.

Broome.

Roar and

bellow like a parish bull. T. Heywood.

ROLL

like waves.

Doyne's Tasso.

Byron. Rolling like an ocean.

Watts.

away

like a rapid stream along.

like mist.

Sir

W.

Scott.

like

waves before the wind.


like a mighty stream.

Lloyd on Churchill.

like a

Roll

Roll away like wreaths of mist.

like mist before the rushing breath

Ossian.
Ibid.

Pollok.

wreath of smoke. Ibid.

of the tempest.

like a ship in a storm.

Play, Amorous Old Woman.

ROSY as

a cherubin. Mrs. Rowe's Letters.

than the morning's face.


Southey.

More

Fountain.

Cheeks, more rosy

Rosy

as rising morn.

rosy than the morning dawn. Durfey.

ROTTEN as a pear. Gay, Stevenson, fy others.


ROVE like the bee. Gay, Joseph Mitchell.

ROUGH

as northern tempests. Play, Jeronimo.

Ravenscroft, Dryden.
ral.

as

as a storm.

autumn storms. Play, Faithful Gene-

as the wintry storm that ploughs the deep.

C. Johnson.

Rougher than the northern wind. P. Hausted; Play, King


John.
Rough as the winds, and as inconstant too. Otway.
as the rude wind that by the top doth take the mountain pine,
and make him stoop to the vale. Shakespear. Rougher than
the rudest of the winds. Dennis.
Rough as the wintry wave
that roars on Thule's desert shores. Penrose.
as waves

and wind. Prior.

as the

the Adriatic sea. Herrick.

Shakespear.

The

sea.

Otway, Duke,

8$

others.

as

as are the swelling Adriatic seas.

raging sea disturbed with furious wind,

is

ROU
Rough

not so rough as thy tempestuous mind. J. Banks.

winds or

Jenyns.

seas.

W.

as Albion's rocks.

as the rocks. Preston's

Rough and rugged

Wilkie.

as a bear. Lidgate,

like to the

summer's corn, by tempest lodged. Shakespear.


G. Canning.

E. Ward,

as

App. Rhodius.
as a satyr.

8$ others.

Rough

and impetuous as a wild boar. Sir W. Scott.


as a water
as hair of any goat. Play, Jacob fy
spaniel. Cumberland.

Ward.

Esau.

Miscellany.

as a frieze jerkin.

as cloth of hair.

C. Butler.

Dryden.

as a bur.

as

maple

rind.

Adams, in Dryden 's


H. Higden, A. Hill, others.

myrtle.

ROUND

as a ball. Lidgate,

Suckling, Dryden,

Abdicated Prince,

T. Walker.

A. Cowley.

moon

as an apple.

bud of

as a globe.

Bloody Duke,

Beaumont Fletcher,
Chapman. as a full moon.

Round and

Play, Cymon.

Tillotson.

as rubies. Sacred Script.

as the

others.

Chaucer, P. Pindar.

ROUZE like a lion out of sleep.


ROYAL as a lion. Chaucer.

RUDDY

E.

as wild

as a nutmeg-grater.

as a hoop. Plays,

at full.

red as a cherry. J. Wilson

fy

as a ring.

others.

8$

as the

Greene,

others.

<$

Spenser.

as the red rose. L.

Wager.

the rose. Fragments of Ancient Poetry.

the cherry. J. Skelton, Gay.

as

as the full-cheeked morn. Play,

General Cashiered.

RUDE

as a bear.

mountain

Mrs.

Rude and untamed as a wild


Rude as a colt. E. Ward.

Griffith.

roe. Play, Alarbas.

as clowns that break the clod. Polwhele's Theocritus.


bestial herd. Mickle's Lusiad.

RUGGED

as burs. /.

like

Ruder than March winds.

Heywood.

as a bear.

as the

Tobin.

Cumberland.

as

Thurlow.

the wolf, or bear.

RUMINATE

an hostess that hath no arithmetic but her

brain. Shakespear.

RUN like
sun.

the lightnings. Sacred Script.

Edward Burt.

like a frighted

Run

our race like the

Rapidly as comets run. T.Moore.

coward whose foes are

at his heels.

Run

P. Francis.

SAD
RUSH

John Home, G. E. Howard.


These thoughts rushed through

like a torrent.

torrent. Pope.

a torrent. Sir W.

Rush onward

Rhodius.

E. Young.

lightning.

Rush

Scott.

like a whirlwind. S.

like a fiery-

his

mind like
App.

like a flood. Preston s

like a winter flood. P. Francis.

like

a mighty wind. Cumberland.

like

Rush on

Bamford.

Frag-

like a storm.

like a mighty stream. Dry den.


ments of Ancient Poetry.
Rush like the rushing of many waters. Sacred Script. Rush

on

his host as doth the^melted

Rush

spear.

in

upon

snows upon the valleys. Shake-

society like a torrent or inundation with

a furious storm driving

Rushing in upon the


upon the labouring ship or
the greatest and most dangerous

on. South.

it

soul like the fluctus decumanus


vessel,

which always gives

it

Like two conflicting clouds pregnant with thun-

shock. Ibid.

der, rushed the hostile hosts. Southey.

RUSTLE

Byron.

like leaves.

of a summer breeze when it

Rustling sound, like the voice

lifts

the lakes and streams. Ossian.


son, author

RUTHLESS

the heads of flowers and curls

Rustling like a shower. /. Wil-

of Isle of Palms.
as the savage of the

wood. N. Rowe.

as the hard-

ened rock. Drayton.

S.

OABLE.

More

sable than death.

Sable and glossy

Quarles.

as the raven's wing. J. Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.

SACRED

as truth.

pain. Byron.

Dr. Johnson.

as the tear shed for others'

as the shrines of saints. L. Theobald.

pious saint that attends the altar. Dilke.

W. Broome.

Sacred and lasting as the

as the

as the vestal

fire

of the

fire.

Roman

Sacred to me as are oracles.


message from an angel's tongue. Thomas

vestals. Play,

Gentleman Cully.

Play, Bastard.

as

Trotter.

SAD

as night. B. Thompson.

as deepest night.

Otway.

A face

AF

as sad as grief could paint. Quarles.


Sad as tears. Poetical
Album. as death. Blackmore; Play, All Vows Kept. Sad
and speechless as a ghost. Poem, Paradise of Coquettes. Sad
like the sun in the day of mist, when his face is watery and

dim. Ossian.
even-tide,
their

Sad

balmy wings
W. Thompson.

all

mate.

woe in gentle
new blown roses from

as the nightingale's melodious

when west winds shake

the

night she sings the absence of her

She comes

like silver Cynthia sullied

Sad and
James Ralph.
mourning like a virgin at her lover's tomb. Sir W. Davenant.
Sad as the childless Rachel. Rome, a Poem.
o'er with clouds, majestically sad.

SAFE

as in a tower, or hold. Harington.

Beaumont

8$

Fletcher, Sir

as in a tower of brass.

W. Davenant.

as in a fort of brass.

Play, Hector of Germany.


as in a sanctuary. Spenser.
sanctuary. Landon.
as innocence. Lillo.

SAGE as
SALT.

Solon. Hayley, on Sir

W.

as a

Jones.

Tears, salt as the sea. Shakespear.

SAVAGE

as ocean in a storm.

More

C. Churchill.

the storm that howls on Thule's shore. Smollett.

howl of midnight wolves. Southey.


tiger.

savage than

than

the

Savage as the Hyrcanian

T. Cooke.

SCALD like molten lead. Shakespear.


SCATTER them as northern winds disperse
northern wind.

the leaves in au-

Scattered like autumn leaves before a

tumn. /. Tatham.

Play, Wars of Cyrus.

like the lofty cedar-

Marlowe.

trees struck with the voice of thundering Jupiter.

them as wolves a flock of sheep. Sir W. Lower. Scatter them abroad like a storm. T. Heywood.
like the storm of
Scatter

the desert. Ossian.

like a

stormy wind. Ibid.

the Libyan sands before the wind.

Glover.

whirlwinds strew the dust. /. Tobin.


the wind-driven sands. A. Hill.
scatter

a hound. Goldsmith.

Scatter his

them as
army like

Like the golden-footed morn,

abroad the cheering beam of

SCENT like

Scattered like

Scatter

light.

C. Emily.

SEN
SCORCH like a fiery brand. Sir W. Scott.
SCORNFUL as upstarts that are newly raised. T. Shipman.
SCREAM like an eagle whose nest has been plundered of her
brood. Sir W.Scott.

SCULK like the owl before the sun's golden ray. R. Baron.
SEASONABLE as clouds of rain in the time of drought. Ecclesiasticus.

SECOND me

as inseparably as a condition does an obligation.

Play, Honest Lawyer.

SECRET
others.

as death.

A.

Hill.

as the centre.

Shirley,

as the night. Jonson, J.

Behn.

night.
others.

as the grave.

Cumberland.

as thought.

their sins

as

SECURE

as pious votaries that

T. Scott.

as everlasting

Duellist; Ralph,

fy

as lonely shades. Behn.

the world's eye. Play,

as misers'

as

fy others.

from
men would keep
hidden
Valiant Welshman.
a dumb man. Shakespear. a
as

Otway, H. Boyd,

as darkness.

Mock

Play,

as your soul. J. Webster.

treasures.

fish.

A.

Portal.

O'Keeffe.

knew they were forgiven

ere

they died. Sir W. Davenant.

SEDATE

as curious thought. Savage.

as the closing day. J.

Hervey.

SEDUCING
SEIZE

as hope.

as sharply as Jove's eagle did snatch

Marmion.

up Ganymede.

Seize his prey like a ravening vulture. Delap.

SENSELESS
mood.

Pasquin.

as a rock. Doyne's Tasso.

as a statue. T. Dilke.

as stones.

as a block. Spenser, in

T.

Hey-

England's

Parnassus ; PasquiVs Nightcap. as a log. /. Taylor. as a


law would be which should enjoin that shoes for all mankind
should be made upon one and the same last. Tillotson.

SENSIBLE.

Its feeling is

more

soft

and sensible than are the

tender horns of cockled snails. Shahespear.

SENSUAL

as swine.

Otway.

ER

SERENE

A.

as peace.

B. Hoole.

Jane Wiseman.

Hughes,

as light.

light.

Ogilvie.

C. Fox.

sky.

innocence, or peace.
the good man's
Watts.
heaven's unsullied
Eden's cloudless

Howard.

Hill,

as hope. Mallet.

as

breast.

as

as

as cloudless skies. Ibid.

as

Heart, serene as a sky untinged with cloud.

Author of The Times, a Poem.

Dry den.

Serene as heaven above the

Hall Hartson. as
upon the world. Milton. Serene
and modest as the morn. C. Cotton. Serene as a calm summer's day. Sturm.
as airs that fan the summer. Akenside.
Serene and calm as the still air, when scarce a breeze is found
to spread its wings. A. Bushe.
Serene as night. J. Wilson,
author of Isle of Palms.
Like placid summer's eve serene.
clouds.

when

as spring- tide morn.

fresh .morning smiles

Ogilvie. Serene as

summer's evening

summer

William Ashbumham.

skies.

Serene as Cynthia through the

Queen of the

as

skies. Falconer.
fields

of

air,

night, extends her cloudless ray,

When all the forests tremble to the gleam,


And the transparent seas reflect the silver beam.
Supplement

SERIOUS

as death.

E. Young.

SEVERE

as truth.

Savage.

More

Ibid.

S. T. Coleridge.

leaf.

when

ruffled

as law.

South.

as philosophy.

George Wyther.

A.

Selden,

like a reed.
J. Bird.

like leaves

Shake the

Dryden.

by the storm.

corn. Shakespear.

ingham.

Dodsleifs Collection.

severe than storms. Broome.

SHADY as night. W. Wordsworth.


SHAGGED and rough as is a bear.
SHAKE like an aspen leaf. Lidgate,
a

to

as night. Byron.

fy others.

Byron.

like

like

a reed

like a field of beaten

of corn when tempests blow.

air like thunder.

like a felon before the bench.

Sheffield Duke

Quarles.

of Buck-

like a spied

Shake thee from me like a serpent. Shakespear.


spy. Donne.
Shake him like an earthquake. Dryden, A. Hill.

SHARP

as fire.

Chaucer.

Caledonia, a Poem.

as light.

R.Burns.

as Lynceus' sight.

as

Gascoigne.-

thin air.

as a

vi-

SHI
per's tooth. Play, Riches.

than

Sharper than a serpent's tooth.

Sharp
That word is to me
sharper than a razor's blade. Play, Jacob fy Esau.
Its edge
is sharper than the sword.
Shakespear.
Sharp as swords.
Play, Pathomachia ; E. Ward, 8$ others.
as a two-edged
iShakcspear.

the stings of death. F. Reynolds.

as a razor. /. Shirley,

sword.

Denham,

Sacred Script.

8$

others.

as knives. Sylvester.

Dry den's Miscellany, Andrew Marvel.


of Newcastle, C. Shadwell,
as her needle. T. Heywood.

Dryden.
a

M'Swiney.

briar.

as

scythes.

Duchess

She hath a wit sharp

others.

Royal Flight.

Chaucer, G. Sandys.

Owen

steel.

as

thistles.

as a winter

Dryden' s Miscellany.

as a needle.

Sharp as pointed

as boars' tushes. Play,

as

ing.

fy

morn-

stomach as sharp as a shark's.


Sharp as hawks. E. Ward, P. Pindar. as the looks

Foote.

of a hawk. E.Ward.

Eyes, sharp as eagles'. Dryden. Sharp-

beamed

sighted, as the eagle's eye can outstare the broad

meridian. R. Crashaw.

Sharp as spear, or lance.

He

Sharper than sun-beams. J. Webster.

day's

Lidgate.

as sharp as a

is

frosty morning. Durfey.

SHED

dew. T. K. Hervey.

silently as a gentle

morning

lustre like the

Blessings, as rich

As

star.

Her

eyes shed

John Bartholomew.

and fragrant, crown your heads,

the mild heav'n on roses sheds,

When
The

at their cheeks like pearls they

clouds that court

SHELTER it as

them

in a tear.

wear

H. Vaughan.

a mother guards her child. Cornwall.

SHIFTING and changeful as the flitting breeze. Play, Indians.


SHINE as the sun. Sacred Script., Gower, fy others. as doth
the mid-day sun. Lidgate, J. Taylor.

as

Phoebus

in his sphere. Lidgate.

sun. J. Gough.

beam of

the storms of the


Ossian.

as Phoebus.

G. Peele.

Shine clearer than the

Shine clear and bright as the sun. Lidgate.

Shining brighter than the sun in

Shine like the

hill,

its

Edward Burt.
when he disperses

splendour.

the ascending sun,

and brings peace to the glittering fields.


like the sun-beam. Lidgate. Shining

His fame shone

SH

like Phoebus' glist'ring rays. Lidgate.


Shine bright and clear like Phcebus shining in his mid-day
sphere. Ibid.
like the lamp of heaven. A. Cowley. Shine in

like sun-rays. Spenser.

tears like the sun in April.

C. Turner.

the morning mists. Southey.

Her

like the

sun upon

angel's face as the great

Sacred

eye of heaven shined bright. Spenser.

Shine as

Script., Lidgate, J. Shirley, Sf others.

Shine clear and bright

as any star. Lidgate.

morning

as the

like a celestial star resplendent

like twinkling stars.

star of evening shone in tears.

Spenser.

Shine

through the gloom that shoots

and

afar the silver shafts serenely bright

Rhodius.

star.

stars.

Preston's

fair.

She

Spe?iser.

like the

App.
dewy

Shine more bright

Thomson.

than twinkling stars do in a winter's night. Play, Wily Be-

Shine as bright as the sky

guiled.

M. A.

in

a frosty night. Play,

Shine splendid as the stars of heaven.

Intriguing Widow.

Shine as bright as stars by night. Durfey.

Meilan.

Shine like the fixed stars with beams of glory that shall
for ever.

N.

dent, calm

Play,

As

Lee.

the fixed stars

and unmoved, amidst the world's

Themistocles.

Shine as bright as

beautify the sky. Marlowe.

whose

Icelandic Poetry.
like a

brow of

like a blazing star.

volume of bright

her brows.

R. Greene.

fierce tempests.

all

the lamps that

night.

A.

star,

S. Cottle's

Duchess of Newcastle.

constellations. /. Shirley.

like Ariadne's sparkling stars, shone

last

shine resplen-

Shine in radiance like the

light cheers the sullen

still let it

Her eyes,

from the ebon arches of

Shine glorious as day.

Shine as noon-day clear. Blackmore.

as Titan.

E. Ward.
Spenser.

beams of Titan sporting on the lucid waves. J. G.


Shine as beauas morning after night. Sylvester.
Cooper.
like the morning
teous as the rising day. Poems, Sylvce.
lamp that tells Aurora when her love will come. Play, Looklike Aurora in her rich attire when she Hyperion
ing-Glass.
would fain caress. W. Thompson. like the blushing morning.
like the morning's blush. Play, King John.
Sir P. Sidney.
like the lustre of the dewy morn. T. Day.
Like dewy
morn she shone in tears. W. Thompson. Shine like- the glory

like the

S
of the morning sky.

amongst the

Quarks.

Spenser,

lesser lights.

Hesperus among the

like

Luna. T. Meriton.

like

moon

Shine bright as the

lesser lights. Jonson.

'mid the nightly host. Sylvester.

as Cynthia

Shine above the rest as

Cynthia does amongst her starry

Banks.

train.

Shine like

moonlight sparkling on a silver stream. Sir W. Jones.


the golden star of Love. Akenside.

heaven.

Play, Friar Bacon.

grams, Landon.

like the crystal

like light.

of heaven.

like the light

to the heaven's rich sparkling light.

as

Ibid.

fire.

as

like a fire.

at night.

Ossian.

like

in the

as in drops of

dew

like

Shine bright as light-

Shine bright

like a flame

glowing flame. Hoole's


Shine reful-

Shine like humid vapours

Shining like dew. Landon.

morning sun.

as the bright-

lambent flame. Mickle's Lusiad.

a flame. E. Ward.

dew-drops

J. Shirley.

gent as a meteor. Miss Porden.


in

Cornwall.

Doyne's Tasso.

like flaming fire.

on the heath
Ariosto.

like

Harington's Epi-

R. Greene.

ness of the firmament. Sacred Script.


ning. Mickle's Lusiad.

lamps of

M. R.

Shine like
Shine bright

Mitford.

the sun's reflected beam. Sotheby's Oberon.

Montgomery.

like

snow

like

diamonds. Chapman, E. Ward.

like a

like a

gem enchased

like a

light,

or midnight stars that brightly flash through the light

at sunrise

on the mountain's

in gold.

clouds that veil the night.

M. A.

Browne.

glittering with the sun. Play, Locrine.

like crystal. Jasper

Shine like rubies

Heywood.
fy

like glass.

others.

Shine

Shining as gold bright. Bar-

Thomas Wyatt.

burnished gold. Chaucer.

Far shining beyond


Shine like snow-white

lilies

like

in a fresh green pasture.

like a glory.

Dryden.

rious shine. Sturmy.


suit.

of purest

gold of Araby. Interlude, Melebea.

clay.
fine

Sir

gem

like the carbuncle.

Weber's Old Metrical Romances, Spenser,


like gold.

gem. Banks.

There, light shall

T. Heming.

shine as mild as virgin pearls.

Harington, Donne.

crest.

Dryden.

Fielding.

Sylvester.

Shine round her

Like angels robed with


Shine like a beau in a

light,

new

all-glo-

birth-day

Shine as beauteous and as bright as she

sprang from ocean's foam to

light.

/. Bird.

who

I shall shine as

SH O
Rome

bright in

as Apollo himself in his temple at Delphos.

Her

T. Heywood.

was

hair

when

like the shine of Apollo

shaking his glorious tresses he makes the world beauteous with

when Phoebus leaping from


hemisphere descendeth downward to the Antipodes. Marcovers

fair veil that

his

Shine as bright as that

Greene's Tully's Love.

his brightness.

the world

all

Shine like a meteor. Milton.

lowe.

heaven when the

bow

of
its

in April's

Shine like glow-worms in the dark. E. Moore.

C. Cotton.

like lightning. Pope.

Shoot through the

G. Sandys,

like a falling star.

through the benighted sky. Dryden.

like a star

air as

meteor. Hodson, Sir

Porden.

bow

Shining, smooth, and black as jet.

shower. Rome, a Poem.

Addison.

like the radiant

Shine like the painted

varied sides. Ossian.

SHOOT

of the setting sun brighten

fiery rays

nimbly as a

TV. Scott.

star.

Jonson.

like a

Miss

like a falling meteor.

meteor hence he shot, and drew a

like a blazing

fiery train along. Play, Duke of Guise.


Like a swift
arrow shot the foaming stream. Landon. Shot like an arrow

sweeping

from the land.


cliff

down

M. A.

Shoot like an eagle from

Browne.

to the fearful gulf.

SHORT as momentary breath.

Joanna

Armin.

as a dream. ShaJcespear.

Short and vain as joys but dreamed


bers.

Otway.

as a

as St.

of,

or as sick men's slum-

gleam of transient sunshine.

Shorter than a span. Ibid.

as

his

Baillie.

/.

Hervey.

a summer's night. Hughes.

Thomas's day. Colman.

SHORT-LIVED

morning dew. Sacred

as the

Script.

as the

glory of the blushing rose. Ibid.

SHOWER his bounties


sit

upon the

clouds,

on me like the Hours, that open-handed


and press the liberality of heaven down

to the laps of thankful

SHRIEK

Shriek as one

venant.
less path.

SHRILL

men. Jonson.

loud like seamen

split

on a strange

who

treads

Sir TV.

coast.

upon a viper

in his

Da-

heed-

Southey.

as a thrush

trump more

shrill

upon a morn of May.

than Triton's

is

at sea.

TV.

Browne.

G. Peele.

IL

SHRINK

as from an asp. Byron.

a knot of flowers. Milman.


sensitive plant. Akenside.

within

its

folded leaves

Shrink as from a serpent

like the Indian flower

when

touched. Sir

Ibid.like a

scorching of the south wind's breath.

autumn which
Cornwall.

Shrink away as the shadow of the clouds departs

Sir TV. Davenant.

stone.

like

as if blasted
fair

leaf of

the sun has scorched ere yet in green maturity.

before the conquering sun-beams. Ibid.


fire.

TV.

summer's ray.

which creeps

Davenant.
mid-day sun. Thomson. like violets
T. Moore.
like flowers beneath the
it is

like a rose before the

in the

in

Shrink from the touch like the

parchment

by

in

parchment

like

like a bladder in the

in the fire.

E. Eccle-

consuming flame. Dry den.

a flash of lightning. Sir TV. Scott.

Shrink

At which

nature like a snail shrunk back. R. Davenport.

SHUN

thee as the pestilence.

pestilence. Middleton,

Gay.

T.

Hey wood.

shunned

like a plague.

like a

C. Churchill.

Shunned and dreaded like a


Shun me as she would infection. Pix.
Why am I shunned as if I were infection? Theobald. Shunned
as a ghost. N. Lee.
Shun him as a sailor shuns the rocks.
Dryden.
Shun
Shun it like a destroying rock. Lower.
him as they will shun a basilisk. /. Taylor. Shun thee as thou
Shun it as the eye of a basilisk.
wert a basilisk. Theobald.
TV. T. Moncrieff.
Shun me as a serpent's sting. Play, King
John.
Shun me worse than fire. Banks. Shun the light like
like a plague-spot.

Liberal.

walking pest. South.

bats.

SHY

Edward

Burt.

as the fawn.

a ring-dove.

SICK

A.

M. R.

Philips.

as vestals. Play, Alarbas.

as

Mitford.

as death. Farquhar.

SIGH like the wind in


SILENT as thought.

as a dog. Jago.

the cleft

of a rock. Ossian.

South, Sir TV. Davenant.

as the foot of

A. L. Barbauld. as the motion of the air. Behn. as


Silence
death. Play, The Counterfeits ; E. Moore, 8$ others.
time.

deep as death.
J.

H.

Stevenson.

Campbell.

as the

Silent

grave.

M2

and motionless as death.


R. Mead, C. Davenant, ty

S
others.

R.

as the sepulchre.

M
Shiel.

as the tomb. /. Bird.

as the house of sleep. Poole s Parnassus.

W. Conner.

Silently as a dream.

as a healthy sleep. Behn.

and slow

Silent

like

Byron. deep
a
Wordsworth.
streams. Montgomery.
a standing
moon.
growth of
Behn.
her
Milton.
the night hid
the moon when she
Pythagoras. Pope.
vacant
Milton.
and
some
queen. Edinburgh
and sad
a bird newly caught. Poetical Calendar.
your shade.
a bagpipe without wind. T. Holcrqft.
shade
winds were
chaos
before
Davenant.
DaCarew, Sir
made.

depth of
Montgomery.
midnight.

midnight hour. Play, Alfred.


and viewless
midnight
A. Elton.

ghosts they glide. Sir W. Scott.

pool.

as

as

J. Shirley,
in

deserts

as

interlunar cave.

Si-

as

Collection.

captive

sullen like

lent

TV.

the

as

flowers.

as

ghost.

as

as

Silent

as

as

as

Silent in

Cibber.

as the

others..

fy

the

as the night.

Sir TV.

venant,

lay

Shenstone.

as

air.

silent as

the

silent as a

falling

as

midnight shade.

silent. Green's Tu
when locked fast in sleep.
Boyse.
day gives way to night. Banks. Bedewed

Silent as nature,

quoque.

and

as the

C.

noon of night. Smollett. Silent and hushed


Night nor sleep is not more
Blackmore.

As

as

the

as the

Silent

TV.

night.

aS*.

summer's night.

dews. Akenside, Milnian.

Mrs. Rome.
dews. Pollok.

TV.

Went abroad with

Penkethman.

Silent as

as the fall of evening dews.

foot as silent as the starry

Fall as silently as dew. J. Leanerd.

Fall

si-

dew on roses. Dry den. Tears falling from her eyes


as silently as dew in dead of night. Dryden.
as snow falls on
as falling snow. Play, King Saul.
the earth. Byron.
as
rocks. /. Shirley.
as a tomb-stone. A. Cherry.
as a statue.

lently like

Play, Charles the First.

Silent

Play, Insignificant s, by Bacon.

and motionless as a

as a dormouse. Sir

statue.

W. Da-

Silent awhile he stood, as the


venant, Shadwell, others.
dead calm before the thunder rolls. TV. Whitehead. Silent I
I will sit as silent
stood, as I were thunderstruck. Dryden.

as the

god of sleep.

Sir

W. Killigrew.

SIMPLE as truth's fair handmaid, Nature.


Lilly.

as simple sheep.

Spenser.

Cawthorn.

as dove on tree.

as a sheep.

Chaucer.

SLI
SINCERE

as truth. Mallet

as holy hermits' vows. Sir

of holy

vestals.

Otway.

bonds which make our

as a saint's dying prayer. R. Burns.

W. Davenant. as the chaste vows


Vows, sincere and lasting as the
our bodies, and our interests one.

souls,

Oldmixon.

SING

Wit of Woman; Sir W. Davenant,


Sing as sweetly as a nightingale. Shakespear. Now

like a nightingale. Play,

8$ others.

thou singest sweetly in a far more mellifluous tone than quires


of nightingales. Play, Charles the First.
evening Philomel. Pope.

Sing as sweet as

like Philomela.

Earl of Orrery.

like a lark. Jonson. Sing delightfully like a sky-lark. Farce,

Who is Afraid ?
The lark when

blest with liberty

and

ease,

Soars to the orient sky on morning's breeze,

In dew ambrosial bathes his speckled wings,

And

SINK
it

Rome, a Poem.

pois'd in azure heaven, melodious sings.

like the

murmurs of a

like the vine

N. Rowe.

falling wind.

under the hail-storm. Sir W.

Scott.

Sink under

like lead.

Parnell.

SIT

UP

SKIP

all

night like a watching candle.

P. Pindar.

like grasshoppers.

SKITTISH

SLEEK

as

unbacked

colts.

Play, Counterfeit Bridegroom.

as polished ivory. Drayton.

Spanish Bawd.

fy

Sleek as

Fletcher.

jelly.

and smooth than a cockle-shell that


sea.

A. Fraunce.

SLEEP

Sleep as sound

gibbed

SLIDE

More

is

Sir

Shakespear.

Play,

as a top.

W.

Sir

than

cygnet's plush.

More

J. Ford.

sleek

washed and worn by the

Scott.

C. Lennox.

Sleep as sound as

Mrs. Manley, Gay.

W. Davenant.

still

sleek than the

Sleep like a top.

cat. /. Wilson.

like a fish.

More

sleek than orient shells.

like careless infancy.

careless infancy.

Carew

as satin.

Sleek and even as the seas in the more

and calmest halcyon days. Drayton.


downy swan's neck. Poetical Calendar.
Beaumont

Tomkis, Centlivre.

C. Cibher.

Sleepy as a

SLI
SLIPPERY

as ice. Landon.

Marmion,

SLOW

as a snail. Paradise of

fy others,

as an eel. Play,

Knave

in

Grain;

fy others.

as an elephant.

Dainty Devices, Sir


Shakespear.

TV.

Davenant,
Virgin

as tortoises.

of the Sun, from Kotzebue.

SLOWLY
Mr

W.

as on

SLUMBER

like

and gentle as

SMALL

summer

eves violets fold their dusky leaves.

Scott.

an unweaned child. Byron.

infants'

as atoms. Jonson, Massinger,

snow, or summer's atoms.

Slumbers, soft

Dry den.

dreams.

others.

fy

T. Heywood.

as winter's

Smaller than a grain.

Prior.

Small as the minutest grain which the eye can scarce

discern.

J.Hervey.

W.Paley. Smaller

as a particle of light.

than the autumn dust tost by the warring winds. T. Heywood.

SMILE

an infant in an angel's bosom.

like

Smiling like

Settle.

infant innocence. J. Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.


,

the blushing

morn

wont

as thou wert

Spenser.

May. Richard Cceur de


blooming May. P. Pindar.

Lion,

Comic Opera.

like a

May

bus

starts

Ramsay.

mer

dress.

as

from Thetis'

lap.

as

summer

Settle.

seas,

when

ready to expire. R. Blair.

in

Eden

in its

sum-

as

G. Peele.

summer seas. C.Churchill,


by southern winds just

kissed

as a peaceful sea

as the sea in a calm.

Centlivre.

which never
as the

as

silent

breath troubles

when

morning, when Phoe-

like

green
calm. L. Machin.
waters be when no
a
waters be
them. Beaumont
calmest
a calm. Duchess of Newcastle.

calmed waves. Fanshaw. Waves,

Dryden.

ocean in

Smiling

Like the

Sir TV, Scott.

SMOOTH as calmest seas.


rolls.

deadlier than the voice of Heaven.

Byron.

rises

Smiling like the new-born morning. Play, Gonzanga.

Union.

Smiling smoothly like to summer's day.

SMITE

So

to smile. Play, Fatal

fy

Fletcher.

as

waters.

as

Doyne's Tasso.

as the

smooth

as

when

Smooth

as

the

the

halcyon builds

her

unwrinkled deep when

in their caves asleep.

Ramsay.

Smooth

all

nest.

Browne.

the winds are

as the face of

wa-

S
ters

appeared,

first

ere

mer brooks.

Leanerd.

/.

began

tides

were heard. Sir W. Davenant.

Madan

W. Woty,

as the spring.

heaven's face.
others.

Carew.

ty others.

8$

as

the polished marble.

as porphyry. J.

as pearl.

Smooth,

Day,

as polished jet.

as ivory. Harington,

Harington

Play,

new polished

R.

King

tooth.

E.

bow. Durfey. as Pelops' shoulas poas ebony. W. Walker.

Sacred Script., Shakespear,

oil.

as wax. Shakespear.

Garth.
soft,

fy

Smoother than

Sacred Script., Jonson.

Smooth

cream. Jonson.

clear as

as the surface of well polished brass.

as

/. Shirley.

as the elephant's

Fletcher.

as butter.

T.

Sylvester,

Smooth and

as polished stone. F. Hoyland,

as polished ivory.

Calendar.

Churchill

as a mirror. Southey.

as ice.

as jet. Lilly, Herrick.

as Cupid's ivory

Beaumont

Poetical

W. Warner.

lished ebony. Behn.

others.

as sleekest Parian stone. Poole's Parnassus.

Charles the First.


Sherburne.

Somervile.

alabaster. Shakespear.

Parliament of Bees.

der.

as glass. Spenser, Sylvester, fy

T. Lodge.

Ramsay.

Albion's England, by

Baron,

Cumberland.

as polished crystal. Play, Cupid's Whirligig.

as Parian marble.

E. Howard.
monumental

Meander's crystal

as

Smooth and placid


Smooth as
Calendar.

G. Canning.

as crystal ice.

Poole's Parnassus,
6r

sum-

Ossian,

Philips.

in Poetical

H. Vaughan.

as a polished mirror.

crystal.

as

A.

as a mill-pond.

as looking-glass. Sir P. Sidney.

Heywood.

on Pope.

as gently breathing gales.

winds

or

strive,

as the gliding stream.

Spanish Lady, Musical Entertainment.


mirrors flow.

to

as gliding streams in

Smooth and

as amber.

C.

soft as ermine.

and white as the purest ermine.

as velvet. /. Day.
Beaumont fy Fletcher. as youth. Durfey ; Play,
Unequal Match.
as Diana's lip. Shakespear.
Diana's lip
is not more smooth and rubeous. Poole's Parnassus.
Smooth

Durfey.
as

new

as silk.

Gascoigne, Dryden.

satin.

as Hebe's lip. Milton.

Sir W. Davenant.

smooth as

A. Hill. as Love's brow.


brow of Pallas. R. Shiel. Brows,
Smooth as Venus'
Poole s Parnassus.
as flattery.

as the

virgins' be.

dove. F. Beaumont, Durfey.

as

down.

M.

Pilkington.

as

SMU
down on

the

the dove. J. G. Cooper.

as the shining

the fledged cygnet's glossy chest. Jane West.

Smoother than

feather. Randolph.

T. Killigrew.

as rushes.

lilies.

as blacksmiths.

SOFT
A.

P. Pindar.

others.

fy

Savage.

Montgomery.

ridge.

fy

N. Rowe.

N.

as content.
soft as a

Qualities,

H. Brooke.

meekness.

Beaumont

as pity.

as forgiving mercy.

Countess of Winchilsea, Falconer.


infancy.

Banks.

sky.

Soar

mounting angel. G. Powell.

as compassion.

Hill,

Smooth

Duffett.

as the mermaid's song. J.Ford.

SNARL and bark like a dog. Lilly.


SOAR like an eagle through the vaulted
lighter than a

down on

as the raven's

Jago.

as platters.

SMUTTY

Fletcher,

as love,

Field.

rocked

as

Cole-

Soft as sleeping infant's smile.

MontgoMore soft than the nightingale's song. Alfred, a Masque.

mery.

as the caged wood-lark's

low lamenting

lay.

Soft as the nightingale's complaining song. Dryden.


lomela's tender tale.

W. Thompson.

Philomel's complaint. L. Theobald.

harmonious woe

in

Voice more

as Phi-

than

soft

Soft as the nightingale's

dewy even-tide, when

sleepy heads and languish in the breeze.

cowslips drop their

W. Thompson.

w oos
t

the rose. Scott of

linnet's lay.

A mw

The Shamrock.

ell.

as

when

the night-bird's amorous music flows in Zibet's gardens

she

infant's

Song, softer than the

Soft as the songs that warble

through the grove. Charlotte Brookes sReliaues of Irish Poetry.


soft and soothing as the lyre. Gay.
Soft as Phoebus'

Words
lyre.

Hughes.

as the notes

raise the glories of ill-fated

which Phcebus did employ to

Troy. C. Shaw.

as evening winds breathe on the Eolian harp,

on the

Gonzanga. Music, so
would deem from viewless harps such

strings they die in music. Play,

soft that fancy half

liquid

Soft a cadence,

when swan-like

murmurs fell. B. Barton. Soft as the breath of distant


hours when silent evening closes up the flowers. Gay.

flutes at

as the close of distant dying music.

stant shepherd's pipe at evening's close.

and melting

as the

L. Theobald.

as di-

John Bowring.

song of angels that charms the heaven

Soft
'rapt

OF

ear of dying saints. Play, Herminius

Espasia, by Hart.

8$

expiring
the tender
moving
when longing lovers meet. Ramsay. yielding
Poem, Paradise of
Language,
adorabreathes. W. Cowper.
Softer than
Garth. than
M. A.

Soft as the music of the spheres.

Poem, Abelard

notes at distance die.

to

Browne.

as

Eloisa.

as

sighs

as

sighs.

Coquettes.

soft as

tion

sighs.

Soft as Love's sigh. Rome, a Poem.

a virgin's sigh. Fenton.


than lovers'

Softer

R. Wilkinson,

sighs.

Cumberland,

breathed soft as lover's sigh. Sir W. Scott.

Davenant.

language.
Sir

W.

Suckling.

as

Soft as lovers'

when they woo.

lovers' whispers

R. Burns.

as fond lovers' parting tear.

Soft and relenting as a virgin's prayers.

fy

The wind

D. Terry.

Whispers, soft as lover's sigh.

others.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher.

Gentle accents, soft as those of love-sick virgins breathing


out

souls

their

and take

her.

trickling

balm

tenderest

in

expressions.

memory of

as the

Gay.

to bleeding pains.

Sherburne, Polwhele's Theocritus,


step of midnight sleep. Jephson.

Poole's Parnassus.

others.

the
hand of
an
as

A.

Hill.

as

E.

printless

as

sleep.

infant's

Prince Hoare.

Soft were

my

slum-

such as the infant's on the breast.

rest,

N.

Softer than thoughtless hours of sweetest slumbers.

Cotton.

Adams,

my

Softer than sleep.

Soft as the sleep which tired at eve, the

slumber. Massinger.

sweet

fy

Win her

Byron.

as the velvet

as infants' sleep.

harmless infant knows.


bers,

Play,

buried love.

in

Dry dens

Miscellany.

Soft as the slumbers of a

as the smiles that mark a mother's joy

saint forgiven. Pope.-

W. Shirley. as Venus. Durfey.


Queen of Love. John Mottley. as a
hands of love. Sir W. Davenant. My

clasping her new-born infant.

Soft and graceful as the

Cupid. Behn.

as the

words and looks were softer than an infant's blushes. C. Gibas the kisses of
Soft as morning light. Sir W. Jones.
ber.
the light.

C. Cotton.

as Cynthia's ray. B. Hoole.

More soft

Light, soft
than Luna's silver beaming light. Poem, Aurelia.
Soft and silent as
as the dewy queen of night. B. Hoole.

moon-light. J. Wilson, author of Isle of Palms.


light on the main.

Edward

as the

moon-

Jones's Relics of Welsh Poetry.

OF

S
Soft as yon silver

Mrs.

breast.

beams

upon the ocean's

Soft as the breath of

B. Rogers.

trembling-

as moonlight seen afar, a silver shine

M. R. Mitford.

on trembling streams.
J.

that sleep

Radcliffe.

in

bloom of spring

dropping a lucid tear on Zephyr's wing. Chatter ton.


childhood of the morn. Poole's Parnassus.

A. Seward.

the vernal morn.

beam.

as the night star's

morn

morn when

as a vernal

as the

as the spirit of

cooling

breezes fan every smiling flower and odorous plant sparkling with

dew just opening all


sun of a

fair

their sweets.

herd's Lottery.

B. Hoole.

as spring.

drop fresh flowerets on the youthful year. Fenton.


day. Scott of Amwell.

Love, a Poem.

More

others.

as air.

soft

as the

Soft as

air.

Soft and gentle as the


soft as is the

More

J. Shirley.

Softer than gentle

His voice
Dryden.

air.

Banks, A. Hill.

Mrs. Rowe.
is

as closing

than

dewy air. Play, Heroic Friend-

as yielding air. Prior.

Fane. Soft as evening

beam. Sorrows of
Shahespear, Duchess of Newcastle, fy
as day's departing

and active than the

fleecy air. John Smith.

upper

air.

air,

Sir F.

air.

as the midnight air.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher.

or dying lovers' words.

soft than is the fleecy air that clothes the infant

morn. Sir W. Davenant, Soft as the balmy

air that gently

the herbage, and calmly breathes the morning sweets.

Softer than a summer's cloud. John

Hunt.

Soft as the clouds mild April evenings wear which

Smith.

ship.

than the

May. Shep-

as the

Soft as Favonius. Jephson.


spring,

soft

as

morn of May. A. Seward. as an evendowny breast of verdant May.


Softer than the breath of May. C.Johnson.

Aurelia, a Poem.

brow of

as the

May. Byron.

ing in

R. Hurst. More

April day. The Minstrel, a Poem.

bends

C. John-

by mild Etesian winds made temperate.


W. Cowper. Her voice was
Soft and melting as the south
soft as summer winds, Ossian.
Kiss softer than a southern wind. Durfey.
wind. S. Marmion.
Soft as the west wind breathing on opening flowers. Annotason.

as the curled air

Nabhs.

as the passing wind.

tions on Milton's

Paradise Lost, 1695.

Metrical Miscellany.

Their

strife

was

as the

summer's

soft as

gales shaking their light wings on a lake. Ossian.

gale.

two summer

She comes

SOF
upon me with

as gales that waft

rvell.

gales o'er-smoothing

Soft as the voice of summer's evening

Soft and soothing as the gale of eve. Milman.

gale. Falconer.

summer

as soft an air as

ocean's brow. Sturmy.

perfume from cowslip meads. Scott of Am-

as vernal gales that o'er the violets blow.

Jane West.

spring's reviving gale.

an Oratorio.

the evening gale

as

the morning blast of eastern

Softer than zephyrs.

A.

phyrs. Play, Pcetus

fy

Richardson.

as the

but lightly the

tall

Soft and sweet as

Soft as southern ze-

W.

as evening zephyrs blow.

summery zephyr when


mountain

as

Beaumont''s Psyche.

gales.

Morton.

Hill,

Arria.

year. Alfred,

when breathing perfumes

through the rose-hedged vale. Chatterton.


is

Jones.

soft than

blow. Langhorne.

wakes the flowery

the sighings of the gale that

W.

Soft as the voice of ver-

meadow

nal gales that o'er the bending

Sir

More

as the gale that o'er a violet plays. Ibid.

trees.

the breeze salutes

Patriot Vision, a Poem.

Soft as the sound of Zephyr's wing that whispers tidings of the

Soft and gentle as the

spring. F. Hoyland.

vernal Zephyrs.

when

in flowery vales

breeze.

it

balmy breath of

Soft and sweet as the zephyr

plays. Fielding.

as Zephyr's

balmy

Sighs soft as zephyrs on the wave.

C. Churchill.

Zephyr sighs on morning lily's cheek.


Miss Porden.
the zephyr's balmy breath. The Nun, a Poem.
as Zephyr's

Richard
Pollok.
as

T. Franklin.

Shiel.

Soft as

as the evening zephyr's vernal sigh.

evening breath. Oldmixon.

as the zephyr's kiss.

plumage from young Zephyr's wing.


of spring that fans the
to the ground.

A.

Dodsley's
Percy,
Mary Robinson.
Roses, a Poem.
Bevil Higgons.

trees,

Philips.

Ibid.

Garrick.

nor shakes the slightest blossom


as the breezes of a vernal

morn.

as the gentle breath that fans at eve.

in

Collection.

as the breeze of evening.

The Union of the


Soft

warmed by the sunny beam. G. E. Howard.


The Chaplet, M. Mendez.
May. Pasquin. as the breeze that

Softer than vernal breezes.


as the breeze of genial

the smiling field.

T.

as the breeze at closing day.

softer than the breeze of spring. A.Hill.

as breeze of spring

as

Soft as the breath

Friendship's Offering.

Soft
fans

as the breeze that

SO
fans the grove. Play, Alarbas.

as

the

first

fair

breeze that

breeze which
mead
wantons
Play, Codrus.
breezy breath of wind. M. Green.
dew. Campbell;
author of
Palms,

balmy dew. F.
of
morning dew. Milbourne, W.
Landor.
Beaumont.
gently
the dews of heaven. Poetical Calendar.
night dews
Soft
dew. W. Heard.

fans the spring. Play, Fair Circassian.


o'er the

as the

to steal its fragrance.

as

as

J. Wilson,

as the

Isle

as

as

S.

as the

as the

thy words like morning

Words,

Ramsay.

life.

Clare.

fall

flowers, bestowing

new

fall.

dew on blowing

than the

softer

falling

/".

dew

that nurses the

blooming infants of the spring. C. Johnson. Soft as dews


shook from the tresses of a verdant morn on the gay bosom of
as drop the dews of balmy
a flowery vale. W. Richardson.

May.

MicJcle's Lusiad.

Poetical Album.

Fall soft as

W. Jones.

flowers.

upon
W. Thompson. Soft as the pearly dew
grove. Hunt.
as dew on waking flowers. Sir

the starlight hours.


that decks the

summer dews on

Soft as the silent-footed

as the

dews

that steal

dew-drop on the blushing

rose.

Cumberland.

dew-drops on the scented thorn, or lilies gleaming


Soft and melting as
with the tears of morn. Rome, a Poem.
the dew that kisses every morn the trembling roses. A. Cowley.
as the

Soft as evening dews. Rome, a Poem.

dews

that kiss, then melt

More

son.

Rolleston.

soft,

away upon

Softer than the evening


TV. Thompdews of sleep. M.

the flowers.

more soothing than

the

Soft and kind as the descending

'

dew

refreshing

E. Haywood. as the sleeting snow. Poem, Love


Soft as the
Softer than rain on wool. Sir F. Fane.
Feast.
as the showers
last drops round heaven's airy bow. Byron.
as the vernal
that cheer the vernal air. Solomon, an Oratorio.

where

it falls.

shower.
TV.

TV. S.

Davenant.

of Palms.

Landor.

Fall softly as fruitful showers. Sir

Soft as falling snow. J. Wilson, author of Isle

Softer and whiter than the falling snow. Pix.

as the fleeces of descending snows.


thistle

down. Bp. Hall.

as the

gossamer

from spray

in

to spray.

S. Johnson.

Soft

as falling

Soft and light as cobwebs. Jonson.

summer shades extends its twinkling line


Mickle.
as the murmurs of a weeping

SOF
W. Davenant.^as murmuring
murmuring waters. R. Barford. as

spring. Sir

currents.

as

As

bubbling brook. B. Martyn.

the

Dryden.

murmur

of the

streams that steal through

murmur that they move so slow. Langhorne.


murmur falls. John Clare. Murmurs,

even vales and

Soft as day's closing


soft as

those which sweep the sea at evening close. Landon.

Soft as

murmurs of

mela's strain.

mer

Ode

the plaintive dove. Hayley.

Fancy.

to

falling

as

lilies.

as

as Philoas

sum-

lilies,

or as

bed of roses blown. Carew.


E. Ward; Play, The Italians. as the blue-

as leaves of roses.

Oiway.

Soft and white as rising

Shenstone.

snow. W.Thompson.

bell. Tickell.

as blossoms.

Soft and sweet like springing flowers.

flowers. Chatterton.

Behn.

as a

down. Albion's England, by Warner; Marlowe

',

young down. Shakespear.


as down upon the wings of Love. J. Adams, in Dryden 's
Miscellany.
as down on wings of cherubim. R. Shiel.
as the
fy others.

as feathery

down. Dwijer.

as

downy plumes of fabled

Madan on

downy feathers. A. Cowley.


as dove's down. Shake spear ; Play, NegSoft and tender as the azure down that circles
lected Virtue.
Cytherea's silver doves. Play, Taming of a Shrew.
as the
down of turtle dove. B. Booth. as down on Venus' dove.
love.

Pope.

Poole's Parnassus.

as

as the turtle in her

down. Play, Fatal

down. Jonson, Durfey. as the down of


as the down
swans. Beaumont fy Fletcher, Dryden, fy others.
Union.

as swan's

on swans. Ravenscroft. More soft, more purely white than


swanny down. Play, Faithful Shepherd. Soft as is the down
of swans, and voice more sweet than are their dying notes.
Play, Zelmane.

More

soft than silver

down of swans.

Old

Poem, Zepheria. Soft as spotless down upon the swan's fair


breast that drew bright Cytherea's chariot. Marston.
Soft as

down

feathers plucked from Leda's swans.

the Turk.
stone.

others.

as

as the

down

down of

Play. Muleasses

that swells the cygnet's nest. Shen-

cygnet.

A. Frounce, R. B. Sheridan,

Softer and whiter than the cygnet's down.

Soft as the callow cygnet in

downy wing. B.

Hoole.

its

nest.

Byron.

C. Johnson.

as the cygnet's

Softer than beds of down.

Fletcher,

O F

Margaret of Anjou, a Poem by Miss

Soft as fleecy eider down.

Holford.

Addison.

swan.

as the

Roving Husband Reclaimed,

whiter than an old swan's down. Fanshaw.

plumes of

down. Poole's Parnassus.

thistle

Shepherd's Lottery.
tion,

Christopher Anstey

8$ others.

A. Cowley.

cina's doves.

as Venus' doves.

Soft and gall-less as Ery-

as billing doves.

W. Thompson.

as the fanning of a turtle's plumes. Jephson.

downy

turtle's

downy

Soft as fleece.

Colchian fleece. J. Day.


others.

M.

//.

silk.

Drayton.

as

/. Shir-

wool new

the wool of wether.


Softer than the

Pilkington.

Soft as

as Naples silk.

others.

Softer than the lamb-

than

F. Hoyland.

fleece.

John Smith.

ty

down of bees.
fy

Sidney, in England's Parnassus.

drest.

kin's

Softer than

Chaucer, Drayton,

Soft as wool.

ley.

Softer than the

Soft and tender as a pelican's

breast. Mallet.

W. Davenant.

breast. Sir

Softer and

Soft as the airy

Edinburgh Collec-

Cytherea's dove.

as

swan. Plays,

as Leda's

Intriguing Widow.

8$

Medwall, Lidgate,

as the

finest

Persian

R. Carpenter. Softer than tufts of unwrought silk. W.


Browne. Soft as satin. E. Ward, Ireland's Translation of
silk.

Maid of

Orleans.

sarsnet.

and white

like

the Indian
skins.

as velvet.

Drayton.

snowy

tree.

Chaucer, Lidgate,

satin with the grain.

as

satin.

/.

Weston.

Poole's Parnassus.

A. Cowley.

fy others.

N.

than beavers'

Soft as the wool of beavers.

ermine. Sir W. Davenant.

as

Soft

Soft as cotton from

Softer

Mr.

Play,

Softer than a beaver's fleece. John Smith.

Turbulent.

Lee.

than

Soft as the ermine's skin. Ibid.

Soft and smooth as mole's skin. Jonson.

More

soft

than

oil.

Soft and smooth and thick as snow. A.

Sotheby's Oberon.

Cowley, in Dryden's Miscellany.?^ melting snow. C. Philips.

snow

Softly as

scending snows.

Fall soft as

Palms.

Drop

Banks.

M.

softly

Fall soft as

Softly as leaves of blossoms lay themselves.

Soft as jelly.

Clancy,

Soft as the fleeces of de-

snow on the sea. T.


snow on snow. /. Wilson, author of Isle of
as snow that does in feathers fall. Sir W.

Pope.

Moore.

Davenant.

A. Cowley.

falls.

fy

others.

Carew,

as

oil.

T. Heywood.

as pap.

/.

Gay,

Sacred Script., Burton' s Anatomy

oo

Softly like a stream of oil. Browne.


of Melancholy, fy others.
Soft and sweet as butter. Swift.
Soft as pomatum. /. Ford,
Salmagundy. as a roasted pippin. Breval. Softer than curds.

Jonson.
or

down of swans. G. Sandys.

Dryden.

than tender

Soft as dough. Sir

Soft and malleable as liquid amber. Play,

nant.

mony.
to

than curds new turned.

as wax.

curds,

W. Dave-

Lady

Ali-

Soft and tractable

Shakespear, G. S. Green.

your commands as virgin wax unto the impression of the


Lower.

seal.

as lambkins.

PolwheWs

Theocritus.

Soft as

most harmonious shades. Rome, a Poem.


Soft as the tints of yon ethereal bow
That bends its bright arch o'er the dark concave,
And bids the storm its destin'd limit know. A. Seward.
Soft as the rainbow melting from the cloud. /. Montgomery.
the pencil's

SOLEMN as
dying

night. Jesuit.

saints'

farewell,

as ravens.

E. Young.

Solemn as

the old man's parting blessing

Poem, Ellen Fitzarthur.

fell.

Voice, solemn as the tone of the last

trump. G. Croly.

SOLID

SOLITARY like
seen.

E. Young.

as a rock.

the flower of the rock that lifts

its fair

head un-

Ossian.

SONOROUS

as the storm.

Broome.

as

immortal breath can

blow. E. Young.

SOONER

hard

steel will

melt with southern winds, a seaman's

whistle calm the ocean, a

than

women vowed

town on

to blushless

fire

be extinct with

tears,

impudence, with sweet be-

haviour and soft minioning, will turn from that where appetite
is fixed.
its

Marston.

Sooner the chariot of the sun

shall quit

constant course than hymeneal ties unite our fates. Hodson.

Sooner than thought could change

its

present object. Poole's

Parnassus.

Sooner the

tiger shall with pity glow,

Rude rocks be soften'd at the plaint of woe,


The tempest cease when houseless vagrants plead,
Than stubborn virtue from her path recede. Eyles

Irwin.

o o

The wolf shall wed

the lamb, the

hawk

the dove, sooner than

submit to hear thee talk of love to me. Thomas Cooke.

I will

SOOTHE like the breeze upon the fevered brow.

Landon. Sooth-

mu-

ing as verdure to the eye, roseate sweets to the smell, or


sic's

melting strains to the ear.

Voice more

W. Mason.

soothing than the lover's lute, or the soft warbling of the pastoral flute. Patriot Vision,

of distant bells. Scott of

a Poem.

A mw

ell.

Soothing as the music

pering 'midst the rustling leaves. Ibid.

murmuring through

the sedge. Ibid.

Dodsley's Collection.

soft,

as the voice of Zephyr whisas the

as the

sound of water

mountain stream.

as the turtle's plaintive call. Scott of

Amwell.

SORROW

on thy fading cheek

sits like

a blast upon the virgin

rose. Rolt.

SOUND

sweet as the music of the spheres.

sound more sweetly than


Glapthorne. more
notes.

doom
bell.
is

as

Sound

as

shall

sound as a

bell.

fy othevs.

Question.

the guilty dead. Dr. John

Fletcher,

Tvial of Chivalry;

Beau Merchant; Old

Geneval Conway.

and now

as a

heart

Bavnaby

Poetvy, a

as old wine.

Beau-

far

As hollow

ofFremov'd

voice of tumult faintly sounds,

Like the hoarse thunder

in a distant sky,

roarings of subsiding waves

After their conflict with a furious storm.


as

verjuice.

John D. Breval.
as sour as if he

man

My

othevs.

fy

Fletcher.

Sj-

The dying

SOUR

by

as a roach. T. Shadwell, Ravenscroft,

as a fish. Play,

as a rock.

ty

Play,

Sound

8f others.

wake

a bell. Having ton's Epigrams.

is

Shakespear, Beaumont

Barnes,

mont

trump

the dreadful

sweet than prayers offered

Sounds, as dire as when at general

cloistered virgins. Ibid.

Browne.

T. Middleton.

choirs of syrens' sense-bereaving

Cully.

Play, Shoemakers Holiday,

W.

Shivley.

as a crab.

as crab-juice. A. Cherry.
This fellow is
were the offspring of a crab-tree. Play, Gentle-

SPO
SPACIOUS

as heaven. Lillo.

SPANGLED

like leaves that laden are with trembling

dew.

Herrick.

SPARKLE

J. G. Cooper.

like a star.

Sir W. Jones.

diamond sparkled

like the star

shooting star.

like a

Moses Mendez. The


of day. Sir W. Jones. Spar-

morning

like the

star.

kling as stars in frosty winter's night. Lidgate.

like the stars

H. Higden. Sparkle like the sky when


gaily bright, gem the pale robe of dusky night.

in a frosty night.

myriad

Lay

stars all

of the Scottish Fiddle, a Poem.

Newcastle.

like the sun.

Sparkle like approaching morn. Cornwall.

dew. C. Dibdin.

shine tinselling the dew. Herrick.

Middleton

8$

Rowley, Marmion,

Judith Cowper.

like the

show

morning

All

morning sunSparkle like a diamond.

fy others.

like

as polished gems.

like the beaten flint. Shakespear,

burnished brass. Sacred Script.

Dryden.

Sparkling as the dew. James Barclay.

the shrubs with sparkling spangles

like

Duchess of

Sparkling in glory brighter than the sun. /. Crown.

N.

Lee.

Sparkling as a goddess.

on the cheek of a happy bride.

like the lucid tear

Jane Porter,

SPEED

like the fatal pestilence unseen, that blasts with fetid

death the wholesome

life.

G. E. Howard.

borne on azure wings, would speed


in

my

I,

flight.

like abird

up-

Andromache,

Greek Tragic Theatre.

SPEEDY

as the flight of birds.

Doynes

Tasso.

than the hound-pursued hind. G. Sandys.

More speedy

Pace, speedy as

the wind. Poole's Parnassus.

SPITEFUL. More

SPLENDENT
SPLENDID

spiteful than a

as at

as the

trodden snake. Fraunce.

noon the orb of day. C. Beckingham.

mid-day sun. Duchess of Newcastle. like


A brilliant beam, splen-

the lightning's blaze. Doyne's Tasso.

did as morn. B. Hoole.

SPORTFUL

as zephyrs.

Henry Earl of Surrey.

as nature.

Paradise of Coquettes, a Poem,

SPORTIVE

as a kid. Play,

Merry Devil of Edmonton. as

the

SPO

as

W. Wordsworth.

fawn.

the gladsome fawn.

Brookes''s Reliques ofIrish Poetry.

SPOTLESS
as

and as

W. Thompson.

eye of day.
bers,

a Play from

G. E. Howard.

as the light. J.

Schiller.

warm

Spotless as the sun,

light diffusive.

its

Charlotte

as a youthful cat. P. Pindar.

as the sun. E. Young.

heat,

its

More

as the

Crown ; The Rob-

spotless than that living

light that gilds the crest of heaven's sublimity. /. Beaumont's

As pure from

Psyche.

Matthew Cop-

fire.

Heywood

T.

as the vestal

Her soul is spotless as the vestal


summer midnights from the moon upon the

Rome, a Poem.

flame.

beam

spot as elemental

Spotless as the moon.

pinger.

that falls in

brooks. G. Soane. Spotless as the brow of clearest heaven.

Marston.

Thomson, Farmer's Boy.

as snow.

not
Marston.

snow. Mrs. Cowley.

den snow
as

lilies.

Anstey.

is

UntrodSpotless

as

the blooming flower.

as Virtue's self from blemish.

Smith.

Glapthorne.

Christopher

Spotless and free

G. E. Howard.

T. Middleton.

Not

sanctity

Spotless as Chastity herself.

Spotless and white as naked innocence. /.

as an angel.

were. C. Davenant.

as mountain

so spotless. Marston, S. J. Arnold.

as an alabaster rock.

more spotless.
W. Thompson.

Browne.

as new-fallen snow.

as seraph's robes of

T. Heywood.

as first-created angels

as white-robed angels are.

new-spun

light.

TV.

spotless than are the thoughts of babes.

W. Hawkins.

More

Thompson.
Glapthorne.

am

as spotless from offence as the soft sleep of cradled infancy.

Spotless as a babe that

Jephson.
vestal. /.

Maine.

e'er inshrined in

is

just born. Foote.

soul as spotless as the hand of

as a

Heaven

woman's angel form. Massinger, Hayley*


itself.
James Drake.
as the dove.

Spotless as Innocence

John Clare.

SPOTTED as leopards.

E. Young,

Swift.

like a panther's skin.

Play, Trial of Chivalry. like the crimson drops in the bottom


of a cowslip. Shakespear. as infamy. Theobald.

SPREAD

like

an ocean. Lovibond.

like the vast Atlantic

when

no shore, no rock, or promontory stops the sight unbounded

ST A

as it wanders. Glover.
Spreading like a sea. Spenser. like
a vast meandering flood. Preston's App. Rhodius.
Spread
broad as a lake. Mason. Spread like a gathering whirlwind
o'er the land.

Lidgate.

night. Sir

like

SPRING
grass.

Day.

His fame spread abroad

a surface. Pomfret.

like a sun.

of the

like the curtains

W. Davenant.

SPRIGHTLY
unyoked

T.

as the light. Blackmore, Poetical Calendar.

heifers.

Duke.

as an antelope.

bounding

forth like the

Watts.

roe. J. Hervey.

as

Spring like

Who

Spring up like mushrooms. Farce,

Best ; R. Hamilton.

Vaihek.

Fares

Spring back more strongly than a Scy-

thian bow. Dryden.

SPURN

thee like a cur out of my way. Shahespear,

STABLE

as the fabric of the world

propped on

itself.

Didone

Abbandonata.

STAGGER like a drunken man. Sacred Script.


STALK close behind him like a witch's fiend. Dryden.
STAND firm as a rock. T. Middleton, Watts.-as an adamantine
rock. Rome, a Poem.

Stand firm as the rock that braves the


Stand like a rock that breaks the dash-

roaring flood. Ibid.

ing waves and baffles every storm. Decius

Stand

Paulina.

fy

firm like an undaunted rock whose constant hardness rebeats


the fury of the raging sea, dashing

it

into froth.

Stand impregnable as a tower. Doyne's Tasso.


trepid, as firm,
diator.

and unmoved as the statue of a

Dryden.

Stand on end like

Henry

Roman

upon the

quills

Dell.

Stand as

in-

gla-

fretful

porcupine. Shakespear.

STARE

like a stuck pig.

pidly stare about

Dryden.
spear.

him

Gay.

like congers.

like a calf

P. Pindar.

new come

Stu-

into the world.

Staring full ghastly like a strangled man. Shahe-

Stared at like a comet. Dekker.

START like

a war-horse at the trumpet's sound.

Landon.

Byron.

as

who

sees a lion

under a bush beside the pathway. Sir W. Scott.

Started as

at lightning-gleam.

like a steed

STA
he had seen a basilisk.

M.

E. Young.

like

STARTLE.

dead of night. Dryden.

Tis those on

on

breathes,

whom

whom

Prosperity her sweet perfume

each morning sun with rays of cheering

hope and gladness beams

Start back as a child at a shadow.

murderers when ghosts appear and draw

their curtains in the


5

Start back like Balaam's

G. Lewis.

frightened ass. /. Crown.

such startle at the sound of death,

wakes them from a dream of pleasure. Author of The


Times, a Poem.
it

STATELY

STAUNCH

as hound.

STEADFAST
Lidgate.

W.

Scott.

T. Heywood.

as the sun.

Medea

as a rock of diamond. Spenser.

STEADY
R.

Sir

as a rock. Durfey,

as

in

as a wall.

Truth, steadfast as earth's

as the pole.

Watts.

as the polar star.

Sir

the centre to this glorious world. Marston.

is

Chaucer,

Greek Tragic Theatre.

W. Richardson.

solid base.

A. Cherry.

as an ostrich.

Her

Griffith.

truth

more steady than

W.

Scott.

as a rock.

the mountain's base.

Merry.

STEAL

upon

his sorrows like a slumber.

W. Thompson.

Steal

gently on you like a soft sleep. Play, Siege of Constantinople.

Death

steals o'er

Play, Pcetus

fy

me

like a gentle sleep, soft, mild, oblivious.

Arria.

Steal along like music o'er the waters.

dew upon the rose. Ibid. Steal


upon him like a thief. /. Webster. Like kindly dew I'll steal
upon this lovely drooping flower, and wake it into smiles.
Steal soft and sweet like some refreshing
W. Thompson.
Landon.

Steal on the ear like

breeze that in the summer's heat doth gently kiss the

trees.

T. Rodd's Ballads.

STEAM like

a bath. Jonson.

STEEP as the Alps. Ibid.


STERILE as a wilderness.

STERN

as death.

Sir

Beaumont

fy

W. Davenant.
Fletcher.

as war. Play, Costly

STI
More

Whore.

stern

and bloody than the Centaurs'

Stern as the kindred forms of

Shakespear.

as the surly lion o'er his prey. Pope.

sea.

M. A.

STICK

like kelp to the rock.

A. Ramsay.

pitch to a rope.
tree.

STIFF

like burs.

Gay.

Stick

Stick to

him

Stick as close as the bark to the

Centlivre.

Stick close to

me

as

is

my

skin.

Stick as close to us as the skin to the flesh, or as

Edward

Stick like Hercules'

Burt.

Dryden.
as frost. Polwhele's Theocritus.

T. Dilke,

Hausted.
bristles

STILL

wall. Fielding.

will stick as close to the ship as

the flesh to the bones.


shirt.

Byron.

upon a

Sir Charles Sedley.

J. Taylor.

as the wild dashing

Browne.

close together like grapes


like glue.

feast.

T. Day.

hell.

fy

than

N.

Lee,

A.

A.

as a stake.

Peaps.

the bristles of a porcupine.

on a shooting porcupine.

as death.

Nevile,

than the Rhodian statue.

Stiffer

others.

P.

than

/. Harris.

Selden,

fy

others.

Still

and dark as

death. /. Wilson, author of Isle of Palms. Still and silent as the

shades of death.
Oberon.
Still

and

Still

JBehn.

as the grave. Shakespear, Sotheby's

and darksome as the grave. Frances Burney.

silent as the grave.

verns of the silent tomb. T.


Play, Orgula
Milton.

Still

others.
fy

Sir W.
Hogg.

Scott.

as night, or

air.

light. /. Wilson,

and majestic as the

Still

Quarles

summer's noon-tide

and mournful as the evening

author of Isle of Palms.

as the ca-

Still

as the night.

silent

moon.

Still as at the noon of


Specimens of the German Lyric Poets.
night. Congreve.
as the bosom of the desert night. N. Lee.

as the night,

when not

a zephyr

stirs

the trembling leaves.

midnight. W. Browne, Beaumont


the dead of midnight. Play, Damon Pythias.
cave of
L. Theobald.

R. Montgomery.
slumbering
Wilson, author of
of Palms.
of
W. Thompson. pale midnight when she
Cawthorn.
throws on heaven and earth a deep repose.
C. Lennox.

others.
ty

as

fy

as

fy

as the

as sleep.

as

as the foot

Fletcher,

sleep.

Isle

infant. J.

time.

as

/.

a calm. Sackville.

Still as at

as

noon, a southern forest's shade.

STI
Mrs. Hemans.
or moving

Still

spirit

as the sea ere winds were taught to blow,

bade the waters flow. Pope.

before motion's birth. A. Cowley.

as old chaos

as the gentle calm

when

wave no longer foams before the rapid storm.


Smollett.
as a summer sea. Mrs. Hemans.
as when the halcyon sits. W. Cartwright.
as standing lakes. John Tracy,
as a frozen torrent. Mrs. Hemans.
as falling dew. E. Ec~
Still and slow like falling dew. Play, King Saul.
clestone.
the hushed

and sullen as the awful pause that precedes nature's conR. B, Sheridan. as the breathless interval between

Still

vulsion.

the flash and thunder. Byron.

Still as

as a rock.

ful as the storm.

Campbell.

the breeze, but dread-

Beaumont

as a stone. Sacred Script., Chaucer," fy others.

stones in the street. Play,

Gammer

Gurton's Needle.

Royal Voyage. as a
a tombstone never to be moved. Pope.

still

as

as statues. Play,

how
Dies on the ear

How
The

calm

silent

not a sound

as fatal planets.

N.

Lee.

like scorpions. Play,

an adder. Sacred
J. Lilly.

Nero ; N.

Script., J.

is still.

James Bird,

as a mouse.

Vestriad, fy others.

Hervey.

Cotton,

like

like poisonous asps to fury

as a serpent. Sorrows of Love,

STINK

heard,

as lambs. Ibid.

Thomas Brerewood ; Poem, The

STING

as

Stand

Byron.

statue.

is

still

soothing song of night's sequester'd bird


the zephyr's wing

Still

Fletcher.

8$

Sit as

fy

others.-like

an adder's tooth.

wrought.

N.

Cotton.

a Poem.

like a polecat, or a bear. Somervile.

STORM like a whirlwind.

A. Murphy.

More stormy

than the

wdnds. Duchess of Newcastle.


Stormy as winds when combating the deep. Goring.
His temper stormy as the troubled

ocean when warring winds with high wrought billows rage


o'erturn the deep

STOUT

Hector.

Moffett,

Achilles. Moffett,

as

and tempest

all

the main.

as Hercules. Sir John Moffett,

young

lions.

T. Shadwell,

W. Thompson.

E. Ward,

others.
fy

as

others.as

Sampson or

as a lion. Shadwell, Vanbrugh,

T. Killigrew.

fy

others.

as steed of brass. Spenser.

STR
STRAIGHT as a line.
Chapman, D.

Chaucer Spenser,
',

Esau. as wands.

fy

as a thread. Play, Jacob

Day, Joseph Reed. as Circe's wand.


others.
as young hazel wands. T.
fy

/.

Belchier,

Killigrew. Straight and slender like the hazel twig. Shakespear.


as a cedar. Sidney, Shakespear,

as

palm

the

Lidgate.

Prior.

tree.

as

fy others.

as a fir.

A. Cherry.

any mast or palm did stand.

as a pine. Randolph, Ward's Gentle Shepherd.

as

young pines or cedars in the grove. Beaumont fy Fletcher. as


a bamboo. Foote.
as an arrow. Jonson, Behn, others.
as
a spear. N. Lee, C. Hopkins.
as any pillar. Play, Gammer
Gurton's Needle.
His hair hung as straight as the hair of a river
god rising from the water. Pope. Straight as the pink. Tichell.

STREAMING as the comet's blaze. E.


STREWED thick as autumnal leaves

Young.
before the wind. Play,

Neglected Virtue.

STRICT as Lent. Sir W. Scott.


STRIDING like a vast Colossus.
STRIKE surer than thunder. Sir

Dryden.

W. Davenant.

like lightning.

T. Shadwell.

STRONG as

truth.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher, Savage.

as

demon-

author of
Savage,
of Palms.
beauty. Play, General
Savage.
youth. Pope. heaven
Shakespear.
Jove.
stration.

E. Young.

religious bonds.

as proofs of holy writ. Shakespear.

Southey.

Wilson,

as necessity.

Isle

nature. South.

as

Sacred Script., Fanshaw,

Shakespear.

as fate.

Durfey.

8$ others.

Marlowe.

More

winged

force.

Strong as death.

strong than are the

Strong as Pluto's gates.

Poetical Calendar, Stevenson.

as de-

Stronger than virtue, honour, or love. Play,

Vanella.as thunder. A. Cowley, Hunt.


der's

as

itself.

Stronger than the gods. Marston.

gates of death or hell.

stiny. T.

as

cashiered ;

as

as

Addison.

as

as the prayer of dying penitent. /.

P. Francis.

Stronger than thun-

Strong as a storm. Ossian.

Fragments of Ancient Poetry. as the


tempest of the evening air. Chatterton.as Boreas on the

as a storm in the ocean.

STR
main, or as a whirlwind sweeping o'er the plain. Fragments of

a whirlwind on
a whirlwind on

Fingal, a Poem.

Ancient Poetry,

A.

Hill.

whose raging inundation

as a stream of

course. Ibid.

as a deluge.

Ossian.

tides.

Doyne's

Campbell.

as a rock.

as a brazen tower. Pope.

as a tower.

Stronger than towers

than adamant.

Play, Virgin

H. Boyd.

Bonds, strong as the linked adamant.

Strong as

steel.

Wright,

as

as a

Swift.

fy

than

as

Dr.

Shakespear.

as Hercules.

Strong as a giant. Blackmore, Pope,


triple-bodied Geryon.

Fletcher.

mighty Hercules. Play, Locrine.

as

Sampson. E. Ward,

Voice, stronger than Stentor's.

Fielding.

8$

as the cedar of the mountain.

Spanish Tragedy.

fy others.

Beaumont

as brass.

/. Harris.

as Atlas.

Hector. Play,

Lidgate.

the oak. Sacred Script.

Johnson.

trees.

as the rock of the ocean that stems a

of brass, or chastity. Carew.

Martyr.

as floods

as a river in its

thousand wild waves on the shore. Campbell.


Shakespear.

its

Watts.

away houses and

tears

many

as mountain cataract.

Swift, Ossian, fy others.

J. Bird.

Light, strong as the sun's reful-

Strong as heaven's heat, and as

gent power. B. Hoole.


brightness clear.

Fragments of

hill.

stormy way.

its

as the winds. Blackmore.

Tasso.

the

as

as

Sir J.

H. Moore.

Stronger than

others.

G. Sewell.

revenge.

a on
Landor.
the mountain born. W.
Strong and
a
Byron.
an elephant. Sidney.
young
a
a camel. G. Colman.
Duke of Newcastle. Strong and
brandy. Farquhar, Jephson,
mustard.
Strong as a

lion.

Sacred

Script.,

T.

Hey wood.

as

as

tiger.

lion

beautiful as

S.

as

horse.

stout as

as

J.

Sf

STRUGGLE
Landon.

as

with adversity like a vessel combating the waves.

like the

STRUT like turkeys.


A. Cherry.
all

others.

Crown, Gay.

sun in clouds. Dryden.


Sir

W. Davenant, Dilke.

like a peacock.

Strut like a peacock in his gaudy trim and show

Lucifer. J. Harris.

STUBBORN

as a rock. Pope,

W. Mason,

that braves the impetuous storm,

fy others.

as a rock

and raging billows that lash

SUN
R. Hurst.

its sides.

Dryden, Sir W.

as steel.

as the knotted oak.

Dryden.

Scott,

Stubborn as an elephant's

tamed ox. A. Fraunce.

others.

More stubborn than an unleg.

W.

as a log. Poetical

Ca-

Rowley.

STUMBLE like
STUPID as
lendar.

W. Davenant.

the blind. Sir

a post. E. Ward,

fy others.

John Stevens.

as an ass.

as a fish. P. Pindar.

Look

oysters. Virgin of the Sun, from Kotzehue.

as

as stupid as

a poet in search of a simile. Thomas Holcroft.

STURDY

W. Cowper.

as a rock.

as the oak. Prior.

SUBLIME as heaven. Thomson. as liberty. W. Thompson.


SUBTLE as lightning. A. Cowley, Dryden. as the air.
Porter, Gildon,

as a serpent.

fox.

Subtle and soft like

others.

fy

E. Ward.

Shakespear, Burton,

as

Sphynx.

fy others.

air.

Shakespear.
the

as

T.

Marmion.

as a

fox for prey.

Shakespear.

SUCCEED as

fast

one at another's heels, as in the vast Mediter-

ranean sea the rolling waves do one beget another. G. Peele.

SUDDEN
sires.

as thought.

Beaumont

Johnson.

8$

Beaumont
Fletcher.

Fletcher, Landon.

as de-

as a stroke of thunder.

as lightning. Jonson, J. Hervey,

fy others.

Dr.
Sudden

as winged lightning is.


and fierce as lightning. Southern.
A. Cowley. More sudden than the lightning's flash. Delap.
Sudden and irresistible as the stroke of lightning. Southey. as
the spark from smitten steel. E. Young.

SUFFUSION

SULLEN

softer than Aurora's blush. Jephson.

as neglected merit. Mountfort.

as a bear.

Cumber-

land.

SULLY virtue as the


SUNBRIGHT as is

smoke

sullies the light.

the eye of summer's day. Play. Looking-

glass.

SUNNY

as

summer

R. Wilkinson.

skies.

Landon.

SUP
SUPER EMINENT

among

the group of kings, like the

ture,

N. E.

by

Kindersley.

SUPERFLUOUS
and

moon

Specimens of Hindoo Litera-

shining amidst twinkling stars.

as to attempt the proof of

first principle.

South.

a self-evident

as to light a candle to the sun.

Ibid.

SUPPLE

as a glove. Play, Mistaken Beauty

Poetical Calendar.

Supple and pliant as kid's leather gloves. Flecknoe.

SURE
son.

as that ther

is

a God. Pomfret.

Marston, Glapthorne,

as fate.

God is

as

fy others.

true.

Tillot-

as death.

N. Lee. wedlock. Beaureservedness implies


Sure
cold engenders
Pope.
mont
Congreve.
day comes. Lacy. the sun
night
heaven. M. R. Mitford.
bright path
Play, A Woman
have
day. E. Young.
obeys the magnet's
M. R. Mitford. the

Wit of a Woman, Taming of a Shrew, fy others. as


E. Young. as truth. Otway.

Plays,

right sits in Heaven's throne.

aversion.

as

8$

Fetcher.

as

as

as the

ning.

in

his

as steel.

tracts

as

follows

her Will.

mill

shaft that leaves the Parthian bow.

that I have a nose to

my face.

gun. T. Shadwell, Ravenscroft,

SURLY

as

laws.

as steel

am

as light-

hail.

fy

as

N. Rowe.
Sir R.

Sure of it as I

Howard.

Sure as a

others.

as an old lion. Suckling.

SURPASS

her as greatest does the

dy's beauty 'passeth

more

least.

My la-

Shakespear.

the best of yours than doth the sun

the candle light, or brightest day the darkest night.

Earl of Surrey.

She

another

Harington.

little star.

the other stars. Ibid.


stains a star.

moon
ments.

She doth

Gascoigne.

sun

Surpass as far as Phcebus doth


'pass

you

all

as

much

as Titan

Surpassed them as far as the

does that of two days old.

full

Arabian Nights Entertain-

'Pass the rest as stubborn steel excels the brittle glass.

Turbervile.
glass.

Henry

'pass'd the rest as far as doth the

much
much as

Surpass as

Chapman.

as

as sparkling

the sun in

its

diamonds surpass
meridian glory

is

above the glimmering sparks of the milky way, as much as

WE

S
heaven

beyond

is

above a brute

this terrestrial globe, or as

so

much

Surpass as far as

Miller.

much

as a

man

is

a poet above other men. James

is

May

morning does midnight. Wil-

liam Dunbar.

SURPRISE

us like unexpected contingencies.

Surprised as the shepherd boy


close at his feet.

SUSPEND.

dread

like the

when he

Dr. Johnson.

sees a thunderbolt fall

Liberal.

sudden pause the imperfect sense suspended,


stillness

of condensing storms. Dr. Johnson.

SWALLOW as greedily as parched earth drinks rain. Denham.


SWARM like bees. H. Shirley, Sir W. Scott. as bees about a
it

honey-pot. Duchess of Newcastle.


to

like flies. Poetical Epistle

Lord Mansfield.

SWEEP
away

like the

like a flood.

SWEET

Watts.

like

Play, Alarbas.

Robinson.

P. Pindar.

Sweet as

Sweeter than

an overflowing stream. Ibid.


G. Powell.

charity.
liberty.

W. Cowper.
Congreve,

as

as sincerity.

E. Moore,

T.
than freedom. Massinger. than
Herrich, Akenside,

Andronicus,
the smile when fond lovers meet. Burns.
as love.

fy

fy

Titus

Scot,

life.

others.

Sweeter than infant innocence.

others.

fy

W.
Sweep

like a whirlwind.

whirlwind o'er the ocean. Landon.

as sure salvation to departing souls.

Elysium.

Mary

Landon.

like the pestilence.

Rowley.

others.

as the soft

as

whispers of consenting love. Lansdowne.


just ears of

It will

Heaven more sweet than prayers

tered virgins. Glapthorne.

vesper hymn, whose

spirit

Sweet as the cloistered

Sweet the delight when the

gall'd heart

Feels consolation's lenient hand

Bind up the wound from fortune's

And

dart,

friendship's life-supporting band.

sweeter

These

still,

and

fainter joys,

by

clois-

virgin's

happily dead to earthly hopes al-

ready lives in heaven. Southey.

With

sound in the

offered

far

above

when purest

love

WE

The

soul his willing captive keeps,

When

he

in bliss the melting spirit steeps,

Who drops delicious

tears,

Sweet as the spring. Beaumont

fy

and wonders that he weeps.


Hayley.

Fletcher, C. Cotton,

$ others.

Duchess of NewSweeter than the bosom of the spring. Sir W. DaveSweet


than the rosy month of spring. W. Thompson.

Sweet, fresh, and temperate as the spring.


castle.

nant.

as the whispering breath of spring. B. Hoole.

as the flowery

R. Drury. Sweeter
than spring and all the golden buttons on her fresh boughs.
Play, Rivals.
More sweet, more gay than vernal fragrance
Sweeter than
and the flowers of May. Mickle's Lusiad.
blooming Nature, or the breath of wanton Zephyr. C. Johnson.
than nature just refreshed by heaven when opening buds
spring. Ibid.

as the

budding spring.

R. Wilkinson.
Sweet as the blooming season of the year,

lavish their grateful odours.

When ev'ry view's delightful to the eye,


And ev'ry breeze is fraught with rich perfumes.
Osborne Sidney Wandesford.

Sweet

as the

and laughing

banks when spring perfumes the verdant plants


flowers. Poetical Calendar.

as summer.

Shake-

summer day. Play, Plymouth in an


Uproar. More sweet than summer in her loveliest hours. John

spear.

as

a beauteous

Sweet as the morn. Walts, W. Thompson,

Clare.

Sweet and smiling


say.

as

like the

N. Rowe.
rising

as

Aurora when from eastern

the world a new-born day.

C.

as the rosy glories

morn.

/. Bidlake.

W. Thompson,

8$ others.

fy others.

Aurora. Ramclouds she


give
Beckingham.
rosy morn.
morn. Durfey.
of

morn. Motteux.

darts to

as the

the

as the

as the breath of morn.

T. Percy,

as the breath of rosy morn. Fawkes.

Sweeter than the spicy breath of morning. C. Johnson.


the fragrant breath of morning.

F. Bellers.

breath of heaven with day-spring born.


Calendar.

as the

morning ray. Ramsay.

Potter, in Poetical

Sweeter than the

W. Ward's Gentle Shepherd. Sweet


blooming day. A. Cowley. as the rose's spirit, or

dawn of

day.

than

Sweet as the

as the
violet's

WE

cheek on which the morning leaves a tear

at parting. J. Shirley.

Sweeter than the fragrance of the morning. Anthony Brown.

than an April morn,


than morn

Miller.

May

day's silver fragrant thorn. /.

May. Recreation for Ingenious Head

Robin Hood, a Musical Entertainment.

Pieces

April.

Poems on

others.

or

in

State Affairs.as

fy

May. W. Thompson. Sweeter than


Sad Shepherd. Sweet as the fragrant

smiling

as the

May.
May.

the breath of

Sweet as

May. Herrick, Carew,

breath of genial

J.

G. Cooper.

as the breath of spring.

Hayley.

Sweeter than the morning dew.

Rogers.

Sweet as the dew-drop of morning. James Cobb.

Sweeter than the morning dew

falling in

Sweet as morning dew upon a

thome.

/. Shirley, J.

May

on

lilies.

Glap-

T. Middleton.

rose.

B.

as the dew, the spangled child of morn. Potter, in Poetical

Calendar.

dew-drops on the flowery lawns when the sky

as

openSv Tickell.
don.

dew-drops that linger on the

as

dews of summer weeping,

in tears the

Sweet as refreshing dews or summer showers

Lee.

long parching thirst of drooping flowers. Gay.

dew comes

Lan-

violet.

rosebuds steep-

Sweeter than pearly dews that scent the lawn.

Burns.

ing.

N.

as

to the breast of scorched

autumn.

to the

as cooling

J. Jones.

Dew,

sweeter far than that which hangs like chains of pearl on Her-

mon

Dew, sweeter than

G. Peele.

hill.

that the sun

when

shining o'er the Eastern hills exhales from the carnation buds.

C. Bullock.

Martyn.

the landscape

summer
the

in.

B.

dews of the night

o'er

more

as the

distil.

rarified

when she

Head

Pieces.

Tatham.

tears that the

B. Barton.

L. Hunt,

air.

rora's air

nious

Tears, sweeter than the jessamine's dew.

Sweet

and

M. A.

as vernal

subtil air. Jonson.

paints the

Sweet as the

Falconer.

as

clear as

Sweeter than AuRecreation for Inge-

lilies fair.

air the

Sweet as those evening

air.

Sweet and

Browne.

phoenix does expire

airs that gently

blow,

where the rich fragrant Eastern spices grow. Dryden's Miscellany.


as the breath of the twilight hour when the dew awa-

kens the rose's power. Landon.

sweep the

as the

spring's enamelled floor.

winds that gently

C. Cotton.

as the

fly to

Ara-

SWE
bian winds. T. Scott, Christopher Bulloch.

Arabian winds

as

when fruits are ripe. Beaumont fy Fletcher. Not blest Arabia


when her spices flow and load the western breezes with their
spoils, is

winds,

Mrs. Rowe.

half so sweet.

Sweeter than Syrian

when nought but myrrh and bysse perfume them. Play,

Sweet as the winds that blow from the blest shores


where fragrant spices grow. Duke. Sweeter than a gentle

Bastard.

south-west wind which comes creeping over flowery

fields and
extreme heat of summer. Sir P. Sidney.
than aromatic winds which blow o'er spicy groves.
J. G.

shadowed waters

Cooper.

blow.
o'er a

than

in the

eastern winds that o'er the flowery gardens

Duke of

Newcastle.
Sweet as west-winds breathing
bank of violets. W. Thompson. as the sound of gales

amid green

oziers in the winding vales.

Scott of Amrvell.

as

Sweet her breath as the gale of


Her breath was sweeter than the morning gale

the breathing gale. Ossian.


spring. Ibid.
stolen

from the rose or

violet's

dewy

leaves.

R. Dodsley.
Sweet

Sweeter than the gale from new-born flowers. Jephson.

as the downy-pinioned gale that roves to gather fragrance in

As sweet

a scent as Arabian gales

breathe on blushing roses. Douvilly.

Breath, sweet as Ara-

Arabian groves. Beattie.

bian gales that catch the odours of the

Martyn.

Sweet as the

soft gales

opening flowers. G. Keate.

first

fields

they fan. B.

whose vernal wings fan the


as the soft, the sunny breeze

that fans the golden orange grove. Poetical Calendar.

gentle

Dodsley

Collection.

the vernal breeze.

as

the vernal breeze salutes the bowers


in

as the

C. Johnson.

Sweeter than the breeze of morning. S. Bamford.

fall

breeze that fans the fragrant bosom of the spring.

when

snowy showers. Poem, Abelard

Sweet as

the light blossoms

to Eloisa.

as are the

breezes breathed amidst the groves of ripening spices in the


height of day.

Behn.

as the breeze

Isabel of Cotehele, a Poem.


Ibid.

Breath, as sweet as

store life to

man half-dead

is

from spicy grove. Fair

as the breath of

before. Behn.

or cool evening's breeze on a

musky

breeze.

the welcome breeze that does re-

warm

Sweeter than roses,

flowery shore. Play, Pau-

WE

Sweet as new

Breath sweet as balmy zephyrs. Gay.

sanias.

blossoms when the morning

air

blows gently on them.

Sweeter than when through scented

Beau-

gay
ty
bloom the apple boughs. Charlotte Brookes 's Reliques of Irish
Poetry.
Sweet as the fragrance which perfumes the zephyr's
wing. Glover.
More sweet then Zephyr when he leaves the
Breath, sweet as odours
rose. Paradise of Coquettes, a Poem.
blown by zephyrs o'er the vales. Motteux. Sweet as the
breath of Flora when she lies in jasmine shades, and for young
Zephyr sighs. Fenton. Sweeter than Flora, or her blooming
flowers. Harriet Downing.
Sweet as the chaplet blooming
Flora weaves. Rome, a Poem.
R. Davenport,
as incense.
mont

Fletcher.

Duchess of Newcastle,
J.

air.

Newcastle.

as the incense of the morn.

More sweet than

C. Churchill.

morning

fy others.

Banks.

breath of incense or than

than the smoke of

than incense which

air,

to

incense.

Duke of

heaven ascends. Otway.

than balmy incense in the purple smoke. Sir W. Davenant.


Sweet as frankincense. T. Shadwell. as perfume. /. Day.
She is sweeter than perfume itself. Shakespear. than aromatic

gums. E. Ward.

Sweet as amber. Ibid.


Skelton.
than myrrh.

precious nard. /.

myrrh, or

all

the spices in Panchaia.

spices. Rowley.

Play,

Scythian musk.

J. Shirley.

Marston.

than

than
Indian

breath as sweet as the Arabian spice.

Alarm for London.

lendar, G. Walker.

Sweeter than any

Sweeter than cloves. Poetical Ca-

than cinnamon. M

Sir

W.

Stevenson.

Sweet as

More sweet than all the


Her breath expires odours

Jones.

odours of the East. R. Wilkinson.

more sweet than issued from the trees of balm in paradise.


Glapthorne.
Sweet as the odour from the flowery green. A.
Cherry,
as the balmy breath of Eastern groves. Goring.
as

the fragrant groves in paradise. Durfey.


Circania's nest

Sir

though

W. Davenant.

built in

Thy

breath

cending from the phoenix' funeral


is

Sweeter than the

Eastern groves of cinnamon.


is

sweeter than the smoke as-

sweeter than the phoenix makes her altar

own

sacrifice.

Ibid.

Her breath
when she is her

pile. /. Shirley.

Sweeter than flames of

fine

perfumed

WE

S
myrrh.

G. Peele.

shaw.

neral

as the

sweet

Breezes,

James Montgomery.

Sweet as

spices. Play,

Fatal Union.

all

Arabia's

as the perfumes that

smoking

from the dead phoenix'

rise

G. Gascoigne,
Jonson.

Shakespear,

P. Sidney, Whetstone,

E. Ward,

spear,

Sf

others.

8$ others.

N.

damask

West her wafted odours

Sweet as are damask roses when they blow.

as the

Durfey,

damask rosebud newly born on verdant

as a

bed of

Sweeter than banks of roses.

Centlivre.

Sweet as the breath of

Durfey.

Sir

Shake-

of the damask

as the fragrance

banks, where glassy rivers glide. A. Seward.


roses.

as a rose.
roses.

Sweeter than the damask rose when in her hottest

Lee.

C. Cotton.

balm.

as

drops of balm.

as

Landon.
as

fragrancy she glows, and the cool


blows.

others.

fy

Randolph.

nest.

as the dew-fall of balm.

rose. Jago.

R. Cra-

purple smoke arising from the phoenix' fu-

or southern breath perfumed with

pile,

pyre.

phoenix'

the

as

the phoenix' nest.

is

rose that scents the gale. Sir

W.

a morning are half so sweet and

roses.

soft.

when

T. Rawlins.

No

Jones.

as the

roses opening in

Behn. Not half so sweet

dewy morn renews

the

garden's pride, while the glad sun calls out the blooming

life

the breath of opening roses

of every flower. Mrs. Rowe.

the

Sweet as the breath that open-

ing roses yield. Friendship 's Offering.

as the opening roses.

Fragments of Fingal, a Poem. as blowing roses. C. Cotton,


Dry den's Miscellany. as new-blown roses are. Behn, Ramsay,
ty

others.

as

blooming

maiden blossoms of a
as springs refreshing.
rose. T. Dogget.
Reuben Bourne.
dew. E. Young.
Scott.

Otway.

Randolph.

Sweet as

as the

roses,

and

Breath, sweet as a new-plucked

Sweet as rose-buds

in a

summer's morn.

as roses

morning
washed with morning dew. Sir W.

as the rose with

orient

dews o'erspread.

morning sun has kissed

their

Sweeter than the morning rose. W. Rose.

Behn.

May

rose.

as blushing rose-buds dipped in

as roses ere the

in the

roses. Play, Different Widows.

J. Ogilvie.

dew away.

than roses

month of May. H. Ward. than the rose on which the


dew bestows. G. Jeffreys, in Poetical Calendar. Sweet

its

S
as a full-blown rose in

had blown

The

By

WE

summer mornings ere gentle breezes


dew had sprinkled on it. Duifey.

off the pearls the

blushing rose-bud in

its

vernal bed

zephyrs fann'd, by glist'ring dew-drops fed,

In June's gay morn that scents the ambient

Was

more

more

air,

A. Seward.
Sweet as the opening budding rose. Ramsay.
Sweet and
lovely, fresh and fair, as when the budding rose doth first
appear, when sunny beams in May make temperate air. Hanot

sweet,

innocent, or

fair.

Sweeter than nature just refreshed by heaven, when

rington.

opening buds lavish their grateful odours.

Sweet as the bud of the


Chaucer.

briar. Jonson.

as violets. Sidney, Spenser,

Suckling.

than

blue-eyed violets. N. Lee.

Landon.

R. Wilkinson.

as the
<^

bramble flower.

as double

violet.

Herrick.

others.

Breath more sweet than

violets.

violet.

Sweet as the deep blue


sweeter than the bloom of

Her breath is
The violet's perfumed and purple

C. Johnson.

violets.

or phoenix burning in

odour. Banks.

its

crest,

spicy nest, breathe not so sweet an

Sweeter than breath sent from the cowslip's

Sweet
balmy south wind blows.
Thurlow.
as western wind breathes from the violets' fragrant
beds when balmy dews Aurora sheds. /. G. Cooper. as a
Sweet and fair as lilies are. W.
lily. Play, Looking-glass.

bed, or fragrant banks with purple violets spread. Ibid.


is

thy breath as violets are

when

the

Hett.

as the lily at evening's

Burns.

close.

as the

the vale. Miscellany of Poems, by J. Husbands.


the valley.

Fugitive Miscellany.

as the jessamine's flower.

as jessamine.

Shenstone.

as

lilies

of

lilies

of

A. Cherry.

Sweeter than the hya-

perfume. Universal Magazine.

Sweet as the jonquil's


bloom when eve bedews its head. John Clare. as opening
as the primrose peeps
snow-drops. Sorrows of Love, a Poem.
cinth's

beneath the thorn.

Goldsmith.

the clover-grass. Gay.

than

Sweeter than primrose, or

the growing bean. Sir P. Sidney.

Sweet as the bean blossom. Play, Country Wedding. as the


blossomed bean's perfume by morning breezes shed. John
Sweeter than fragrant fields of asphodel. W. Thomp
Clare.

WE

Sweet as the flowers that

son.

the

new sun unfold

M.

Pilkington.

Sweeter than flowerets

sand
Quarles.

Sweet as breathing flowers. Garth.


Sweet as the

in their pride. Portal.

H. Vaughan.

flowers' first breath.

Landon.

to

Poetical

in

Potter,

Sweeter than rising flowers that deck untrodden

Calendar.
plains.

damasked meads

o'er the

their velvet heads.

as the breath of flowers.


is of some thoumorning flowers.

as after gentle showers, the breath


Sir P. Sidney.

flowers.

as spring-time

as the breath of

Shakespear.

flowers.

as vernal

May. James Howel. as the


May-morn flower. The Spanish Lady. as the new unfolded
bud swelled by the early dew. Sir W. Davenant. Sweeter
flowers. Jacob.

flowers in

as

Sweet as the blos-

than buds unfolded in a shower. Ibid.

soms

after showers. Poetical Calendar.

A.

of opening flowers.
spring.

dews of
spring.

W. Davenant.

May
Ibid.

as

sweet

or April showers

as

new-blown breath

the flowers in

bloom of

Sweeter than the spring's ungathered

Chatterton.

flower. Sir

Hill.

buds and flowers when

as

begin or consummate

blossom to the bee.

as the April

/.

Sweeter than the opening flower that trembles with the


ing's silver

W. Hawkins.

dew.

scent the vernal

air.

M.

Sweet

bee. Polwhele's Theocritus.

May.

J. G. Cooper.

as honeysuckle.

Sweeter than blooms that

Pilkington.

Hogg.

scents the gale. /.

as the

than

the flower that

as flowers to the honey-

as the

blossoming hawthorn in

dewy milk-white

J. Smith, C. Dibdin.

as

thorn. Burns.

woodbine flowers.

Play, Master Turbulent. as Hybla's thyme. Adams,

thyme.
Gay. than

den's Miscellany.

ripened hay.

as

the

than new-made hay.

hay. Burns.

as

John Clare.

new-mown

A. Marvel,

Ward's Gentle Shepherd.

the

Hogg.
morn-

in

Dry-

Sweeter than the


hay. C. Johnson.

Somervile.

than

new hay.

Sweet as the evening among the new

music. Poetical Calendar.

Sounds, sweeter

Music,
Author of Ellen Fitzarthur.
sweeter than a seraph's lyre soothing a dying saint. Play, Gonthan seraphs' harps.

zanga.
the

Voice, sweet as seraph's song. Coleridge.

harmony of hymning seraphim.

J.

Hervey.

Sweet as

Sounds, sweet

WE

as an angel's voice. Play, Sulieman.

Sweeter than angels

Sweeter to

sing. Dodsley's Collection.

my

parting soul than

songs of angels. Play, Prince of Tunis.


than angels' songs.
F. Lynch. Sweet as the music of the rolling spheres. R. Glynn.

Thy

voice

Calendar.

more sweet than music's melting sound.

than music

in her softest strains. J.

sweet than moving of the spheres. Dekker.

TV. S.

Speak

Landor.

than

than

Tunes, more

the loud music of the warbling spheres. Ibid.

song. Poetical Calendar.

Poetical

Hervey.

than

the Muses'

Muses and Apollo sing.


more sweet than that of the

the

in a strain

Sweet

Pierian maids. Fragments, in Greek Tragic Theatre.


as the syren's song those accents

Whose every

ruin. Southern.

fall,

and charm me

choirs of syrens' sense-bereaving notes. Glapthorne.


as sweet as syrens' songs.

the seaborn syrens'.


syren's

Centlivre.

to

author of Isle of Palms.

Voice, sweet as the

the false wave.

hymns along the

than

Voice,

calm moon-light

Sweeter than mermaid's song. Spenser.

maid's strains, are borne thy

ocean. /. Wilson,

the mermaid's chant beguiling

Music, sweet as lover's song. D.

Thurlow.

Sweet as Philomela's lay. Ogilvie.

sweet that even night's


song, to listen.

M. A.

own

Sweet

as the matin

along the vale breathed from the warbling pipe. Gay*


early pipe along the dale

fair

queen

lute.

in a

as

hymn

as notes

as the

when hawthorns bud. Thompson,


ditties highly penned, sung by a

summer's bower with ravishing division

Shakespear.

May.

Sounds, so

bird ceases to sing his vesper

Browne.

the glad birds sing. Potter, in Poetical Calendar.

in Dodsley's Collection.

seas.

than mer-

Terry. She tunes a lay sweet as the darkling Philomel of

John Duncomb.

my

Lays, more sweet than

Greene's Arcadia.

when she breathes her music

Landon.

to

accent sweetlier sounds than

to her

Voice, sweet as the dulcet lute. Aurelia,

a Poem. Sweet as the wild Eolian lyre. Hunt.


Sweet as Eolian sounds that gently rise,

As blows

Now

the fragrant breeze, or languid dies

tremulously sweet the Zephyr's wing

Touches with tones of heaven the trembling

string.

Rome, a Poem.

WE

S
Breathe music sweet and

resistless as the

haired Apollo. Mrs. Cowley.


as

young Apollo's

lyre.

ears than the soft lyre's

golden lyre of beamy-

voice as sweet and tuneable

my

Cumberland.

Music, sweeter to

most

melody. Play, Codrus.

artificial

Music, sweeter to the soul than

all

the strains of artful har-

Sweet as the passing wind that blows wild


music through the waving trees. S. Bamford. as the sigh of
as the song of birds. Byron.
the spring gale. Landon.
as
as the songsters of the
the songsters of the air. T. E. Hook.

mony. B. Hoole.

son.

as the voice of thrushes in the spring.

vernal year.
Chatterton.

A. Seward.
thrush

W. Thomp-

that warbles in the vale.

as the

as the nightingale.

G. Peele,

sweeter than the nightingale.

Fielding. Holcroft.

Daniel Hayes.

than sweet Philomel.

Worsdale.

J.

Voice,

Sweeter

Voice, sweet as the

Sweet as the love-laboured song of nightingales. W. Thompson. Sweet, short, and


broken as divided strains of nightingales. M. R. Mitford.
Lesbian nightingales. G. P. Bromley.

Sweet as the nightingale's love-soothing

heard by

strain

still

waters on the moonlight plain. Scott of Amwell.


as the warbler on the moonlight spray. A. Seward.
Sweeter than Philomela's song.
Jones.
stone.

Miscellany of Poems,

by J. Husbands

Voice, sweeter than the early lark's.

Sweet as the tune of morn- saluting

Sweeter than skylark's

lark. L. Theobald.

Sweet as the towering


Sweet as when blossoms

carol. Dirnond.

lark's mellifluous song.

Ogilvie.

deck the infant year the woodlark warbles


plains.

;
E.
Thomas Hurl-

G. E. Howard.

Sweet

o'er

the verdant

as the ring-dove's plaintive

M. Robinson. as the turtle in the vocal grove that to


her murmuring mate remurmurs love. Miscellany of Poems, by
Sweeter than the linnet's tune. A. Seward.
J. Husbands.

moan.

Not

music's thrilling pow'r,

No, not the vocal mistress of the bow'r,


When slow she warbles from the blossom'd spray
In liquid blandishment her ev'ning lay,

Such

soft insinuating sweetness

As from

knows,

that voice in melting accent flows.

Anna Seward.

SW
The laugh as glad,
The song as sweet,

As

the step as light,

the glance as bright,

the laugh, step, and glance, and song,

Which

to young happiness belong. Landon*


Sweet as honey. Sacred Script., J. Palsgrave, others.

Sweet
Sweet to the soul as
manna to the taste. W. Thompson. as the honey of Hybla.
Shakespear.
Sweeter than the honey of Mount Hybla. Play,
Alexander fy Timotheus. Sweet as Hybla honey. W. Thompto the soul as

honey

to the taste. Pope.

son, T.

as Hybla honey, or Arabian dew. Sir W.


Words sweet as honey from his mouth distilled.

Morton.

Davenant.

Dryden.

Sweeter than honey dropping from the comb. J.


Sweet as the honey-dew flowed her enchanting tongue.
Choice of Hercules, Edinburgh Collection.
as juice of bee.
Play, All Vows Kept.
Sweeter than that Hyblsean juice

Banks.

the attic bee stored in her cell for Jove's nativity. J. Howell.

than

E. Young.

the sweet ambrosial hive.

bag of the bee. Jonson.

Calendar.

heaven

as a sugar cane. Foote.

distilled.

Hybla. Dryden.
soft

Chaucer.

as liquorice root.

Play,

than

Schoolboy's

as the

juice.

Poetical

from

that

Sweeter than

everlasting groves of spices

winds display the opening buds.

Coffey.

manna

Mask.
Behn.

meadows after rain and but new mown.


April meadow. Ramsay.
Sweeter than
to

as sugar.

as the

than

Sweet as the cane

nectar or ambrosia. Play, Locrine.

Grainger.

Sweet

Sweeter than nectar. Spenser.

when

Jonson.

like

the fields in

falling waters.

Byron.

How

ing sounds the gentle breeze, sweet as the

of distant seas. Rome, a Poem.


the distant waterfall.

A. L.

soft,

as

sooth-

murmuring waves

Sweeter than the

A'ikin.

how

an

May,

Sweet as the arbour's cooling shade. Ogilvie.

be lulled by

the

Sweet as the

murmur of

Voice, sweet as the mur-

muring of summer streams beneath the moonlight's glance.


G. Croly.
Sweet as the desert's fountain wave to lips just
cooled in time to save. Byron.
rill.

Mickle's Lusiad.

as the waters of the limpid

as the vintage

when

the showering

grapes in bacchanal profusion reel to earth purple and gush-

S
Byron.

ing.

ney

to seamen. Ibid.

the earliest words of

Savage. as

as persuasion.

Byron. &s

children.

E
Ibid.

pillage to soldiers.

as prize-mo-

as the blush of bashfulness. Ibid.

as

Hebe. P. Pindar. Sweeter than Cytherea's breath. SJiaJceas the


Sweet as the breath of love. A. L. Allan.
spear.
slumbers of the lowly hind. Dodsleys Collection. Sweet and

calm as the sleep of a


Sotheby's Oberon.

child.

Landon.

as the poets'

G. PuttenJiam,

as milk.

numbers. N. Rowe.

Sweeter

than pardon's voice, or angels' songs. Ab. Portal.

SWEETNESS.

greater sweetness on these lips there grows,

Howard

than breath shut out from a new folded rose.

Sf

Dry-

den's Indian Queen.

SWELL like
seas.

Swelling, loud and boundless as the

Watts.

sea.

Swelling like the ocean.

C. Pitt.

wave. T. Moore.

the

like a

stopped

Jonson.

like a torrent. Lansdorvne.

like

torrent, or a teeming cloud. Faulkland.

SWIFT

Chaucer, SJiahespear,

as thought.

DeJcker.

thought.

as mortal thought.

ShaJcespear.

thoughts.

quick thought.
nassus.

N.

Lee.

speed than meditation.


ception. Bruce.

DaugJiters.

Churchill.

Watts.

Swift as meditation or the

I will follow thee with swifter

Pix,

as

my

will.

TicJcell, fy others.

the

as con-

Play, Lear and Ids

as the

motions of the mind.

Swift as a wish the missionary

wishes. Ravenscroft, Chatterton,

wish. Southern.

as
W. Jones.

Cowley.

Play, Swetnam arraigned.

Swift as was

as desire.

tions of desire.

Tragedy.

Swifter than the glance of thought. Sir

thoughts of love. ShaJcespear.

Francis.

as frenzy

winged thought. Poole's Par-

than thoughts of love. Thurlow.

my

as man's

Gay.

as light thoughts.
as the

fy others.

flies.

fy otliers.

Garth.
as

moC.

as

a lover's

Swift as the rapture of a lover's hope. P,

Swifter than our wishes.


Swift as a dream. Pitt.

Play, Second Maiden's


Swifter than fame. Play,

Wars of Cyrus. Swift as fear. Parnell. Swifter than the


wings of fear. R. Boyle, Earl of Orrery. Fly swift as revenge.
Gildon.

Swift as glance of eye. Spenser.

Swifter than sight.

S
Motteux.

than

sight can spy, Mickle's Lusiad.

wheel of nature
Davenant,

WI

Watts.

rolls.

fy others.

Swifter than time, or motion.

Milton.

wing of

Swift as time, or thought. Otway.

as

the ear. Montgomery.

Run

swift as the sun.

the day.
ter.

from

Damon

Pythias.

fy

the sun revolves

Swift as

Centlivre.

the hot fiery steeds that threw ambitious Phaeton

his pride.

/. Kirk.

than

Beaumont

the fiery sun.

ty

Swifter in motion than earth's circling sun. Play,

Youth's Comedy.

John Duncombe, in
from the rising sun. Draper,
Swift and bright like a sunbeam. Sir

Swift as Phoebus' rays.

Poetical Calendar.

as a ray shot

in Poetical Calendar.

Scott.

as speech. Play,

Swifter than the chariot of the sun. Sylves-

Watts,

than

Fletcher.

W.

as the rushing

N. Drake. as flying sounds. Preston's App. Rhodius.


word that from her went. Spenser. as words can reach

time.

Swift as the

Chapman, Sir W.

as time.

a glancing

as the wings of morn.

star.

Milton.

Cowley.

as stars

down

as the sparkle of

G. Peele.

shoot.

a shooting star in autumn thwarts the night. Milton.

as

as the

shooting star that gilds the night with rapid transient blaze.
Swifter than the shooting of a star. G. Croly.

Somervile.

as a comet whirls to whence


Tillotson,

Shenstone,

as streaming light.

Sf others.

Bird.

Sir

as lightning.

ning.

as light.

Blackmore.

as darting light.

Dart swift as sunbeams

Fly as swiftly as the wings of

light.

A. Cowley.

as the journeys of

Swift and universal as the beams of light.

Ibid.

W. Davenant.

Blackmore.

Campbell.

Swift as the light on the wing of the morning. /.

as the race of light.

the light.

The Shamrock.

through the skies. Ibid.


Davenant.

rose.

it

Swift as a ray of light he shot away.

as descending rays of

ruddy

Shakespear, Armin,

others.-as the rapid light-

Play, Herminius

ning. Lidgate,

8?

fy

light.

Espasia, by Hart.

as fire or light-

Swifter than Jove's lightning.

Swift as the lightning's flash. Akenside,

Chatterton.

T.

A. Dow,

Heywood.
fy

others.

Swifter than the lightning's vollied flash. C. Lloyd's Alfieris

Plays.

Swift and

momentous

as the lightning's flash that

suddenly appears and vanishes as soon as seen. Doynes Tasso.

WI

Swift as lightnings flash along the sky. Hoole's Ariosto.


the flash which through the tempest
Voltaire's Henriade.

as the

lightning's

Swifter than the lightning's gleam.

W.

Whitehead.

than

blast.

Preston's

Montgomery.
App. Rhodius,

Mays

Lucan.

swift as the lightning glance,

he ex-

the flight of lightning.

With winged expedition,

as

Translation of

flies.

ecutes his errand on the wicked. Milton.

Swift as light that

On

flies

wings of death o'er black tempestuous skies,

Charg'd with the shafts of unrelenting

/. Bird.

fate.

Swift as the momentary wing of lightning. Crashaw.

winged lightning.

F. Burney.

glance. F. Hoyland, Sothehy.


try night

App.

cing lightning

light.

its

angry glance. T. Day.

Hooles Ariosto.

flies.

through the skies.

Blackmore.

Preston's

J. Bird.

as the lightning of the storm.

the lightning shoots

as the

Swift as the lightning in a win-

from pitchy darkness vibrates sudden

Rhodius.

Swifter than the lightning's

as

as the glan-

as the lightning glancing

as

the lightning's

is

fire.

Chapman. Swifter than is the lightning's flame. Play, Costly


Whore ; Mickles Lusiad. The lightning's flame was not so
swift.

bald.

Swift as the lightning's flames. L. Theo-

Harington.

as

A. Seward.

the lightning's penetrating flame.

as

the lightning's rapid flame darts on the unsuspecting sight.

Langhorne.
ral.

as the blaze of lightning. Play, Faithful Gene-

as the lightning's blast.

Anthony Brown.

as

the light-

nings dart from pole to pole. Translation of Voltaire's Henriade.


Shall swifter than the forked lightning dart. Christopher An-

More

stey.

swift

and

terrible than lightning.

and
it

Play, Orgula.

silent as lightning.

shall

move, and be as

fatal too.

G. G. Douvilly.

T. Shipman.

Swift as lightning, and as piercing too.

Watts.

Fly as swift as doth

the lightning, or the breath of heaven. Marlowe.

Swifter than

lied lightning.

winged time. N. Rowe. Swift


Poem, Charlemagne, a translation.

lied thunder.

Cumberland.

lightning, winds, or

heaven. C. Johnson.

Swift

Swift as the lightning

as the volas the vol-

as the blue fire or bolt

from

as the

as the bolts

of

fate.

Pasquin.

SW
bolt of angry Jove.

Somervile.

a summer's eve. Fenton.

of wind. Jephson.
Oberon.

Swift as meteors glide aslope

Swifter than meteors glide, or wings

Swift as a meteor darts.

Fly swift as a meteor through a stormy sky.

as a fiery meteor.

from on high shoots

as

Swift

as

as

to its goal.

fiery

as the

Lisle.

uncalm but beauteous firmament. T.

teors sent across the

Moore.

N. Drake.

/. Bird.

a shooting meteor.
Cumberland.
the
meteor
momentary me

Dryden, Southey.

as a falling meteor.

Savage.

W. Sotheby's

as the meteor courses through the gloom.

Swifter than the meteor's glance. Cumberland.


Jonson, J. Montgomery.

fire.

as the fires of heaven. Pollok.

as rushing fire.

Swift

Milman.

Swift as the dazzling

fire

that

cleaves the cloud she darts. Poem, Charlemagne, a translation.

as heaven's quick darted flame.

cing flame.

T. Moore.

More

Swift as a storm. BlacJcmore, Dennis,

wintry storm.

let

him

others.

fy

the eagle's flight.

Doyne's Tasso.

the deep. Campbell.

the plain.

C. Colton.

others.

fy

cretius.

Urge

by rapid whirl-

as a tempest.

as

as a whirlwind.

as a rapid whirlwind.

E. Prest-

as the tempest, or

the tempest travels on

Barnaby Barnes, DryG. Canning's Anti-Lu-

his course swifter than whirlwinds.


flies

drives Arabia's [scattered sands.

C. Fox.

Prior.

or lightning's glare. Preston's

wind. Lidgate, Spenser,

Murphy.

the leaden death. /. Hervey.

whirlwind sweeps along the skies.

wind. Churchill.

as a

Swift as hurricanes, the squadrons sweep

Swifter than whirlwind

blast,

Swift and fierce as tempest from the

Cowley, in Dryden *s Miscellany.

north.

than

impending wrath of heaven.

fly the

(Edipus, in Greek Tragic Theatre.


wich, Goring,

fy others.

Swift as the storm

/. Philips.

winds driven, quick

as hea-

swift

Swift and fierce as

Play, Faithful General.

bursting storm.

as glan-

Fly swift as Eurus. Aken-

flashing flames. Play, Hippolitus.


side.

E. Young.

W. Hamilton.

ven's quick darted flame.

den,

Hamilton.

TV.

as darted flame.

others.
fy

as the

as the whirlwind

as the whirlwind's

App. Rhodius.
Swift and subtle

as the

as the

Swift as the trackless winds. C. Lennox.

Swift and invisible as the winds. James Ralph.

Swifter than

SWI
Poem, Margaret of Anjou

the viewless wind.

More

Harington.

as western wind.

wind up-tumbling clouds

tern

in sky. Play, Hippolitus.

unimprisoned winds that sweep

o'er ocean's face.

Swift as northern wind. R. Gould.

and as

invisible.

ing mists.

Southey. Swift

swift than whirling wes-

James Boaden.

as the

J.

keen northern wind,

as the winds dispel the fleet-

Swifter than the northern Boreas with

Somervile.

whirling blast and storm of raging night driveth far

puts the clouds to

Arabian main.

C. Fox.

swift-paced than winged


winds. Dekker.
plain.

Jasper Heywood.

flight.

G. Peele, E. Smedley.

wind.

away and

Swift as fleeting

as the south

wind sweeps the

the wind that sweeps the desert

as

as the raging wind.

Somervile.

by J. Husbands.

than

B. Purges.

Miscellany of Poems,

as the roaring winds.

Chatterton.

More

Swift as the winged

winds. Fraunce.

as the wings of wind. E. Sherburne,


as
Chapman. Swift as break the winds from out
Swifter than winds that through
the Eolian caves. John Jones.
the skies thick driving snows and gathered tempests bear. /,
Hughes. than winds along the champaign borne at liberty they

gusts of wind.

fly.

N. Rowe.

ford.

than

Rhodius.

than winds

Swift as the gales.

gale that blows. Jacob.


plain.

Smollett.

Swifter

or rays of light

the northern blast.

glides

More

/.

Wandes-

I'll fly.

Hcrvey, Preston's App.

T. Penrose.

as the strongest

swift than gales that

sweep the

Swift as the motion of the rapid breeze. Pye.

than

Cockain, Chatterton.

Zephyrus.

Sylvester.

as fleeting air.

ethereal fluid of the sky.

G.

Swift as

W.Browne.

Canning.

More

air.

as the

swift than

and fire. Ibid. Swift as a shadow. Shakespear.


Swifter than shadows fleeting o'er the fields. N. Lee.
Swift
as the shadows of disparted clouds across the surface of
ether, light,

the golden field

by driving winds are hurried.

W. Hodson.

Swift as the rattling hail, or fleecy snows, drive through the


skies

when Boreas

distilling rain.

Jenyns.
sky.

fiercely blows.

Pope.

as the flying clouds

Chatterton. Swifter than clouds before the wind.

than roll

W. Hamilton.

the wind-driven clouds along the middle

His arms

swift as a deluge overspread

S
the land.
Sylvester.

Swift as the current of the swiftest stream.

Goring.

as a

caverns of their

WI

mountain torrent rushing forth from the bleak


Swift and
native North. Poetical Calendar.

mountain stream. Rome, a Poem.

clear as

an arrow

as an arrow. Syl-

Southey.
Fly
arrow from a bow. Fielding, Southey, fy others.
Swift as an arrow when winged from a bow. R. Drury.
as
the arrow from Apollo's bow. Mickle's Lusiad.as an arrow
vester,

Somervile.

as

in its flight.

swift as an

from a Scythian bow.

/.

Swifter than the arrow from

Banks.

Swift like the arrow shot


from Parthian strings. Play, Youth's Comedy. as an arrow
from a Parthian bow. Dryden. as winged arrows fly from
the Tartar's bow.

Parthian bows. T.

Shakespear.

May.

May.

flies.

Watts.

as an

an arrow out of bow. Boyle, Earl of

Swift as

E. Ward.

arrow from a
Swifter than arrow from a bow.

Cretan string. G. Sandys.


Chaucer.

arrow

as an Indian

as the winds or Scythian arrows.

Orrery,

as an arrow from a warrior's bow. J. .Bird.

bow. C. Fox.
winged arrow from
feathered arrow
from
bow.
Calendar.
an arrow from sounding yew. Hoole's

a
from bow.

Taylor,
a
Garth.
a Parthian
Metasfrom vexed Diana's bow.
threatening
W.
from heaven she
Davenant.
an arrow
winged wind she
Mickle's Lusiad.

from Indian bow.


Dry
from Russian bow.

from a Turkish
the Tartar's

as the

the

as

Ariosto.

as shaft

Sylvester.

shaft.

as

as

Poetical

archer's

flies

flying shaft.

tasio.

as

shaft.

Sir

o'er the battle-field,

as

as a shaft, or

darted.

den.

as

flew.

Churchill.

shaft

Sylvester.

bow. Sylvester.

as shafts fly

T.

May.

Fly swift as Scythian

dart. Congreve. Swiftly as a Parthian dart.

as a well driven javelin

hurled by the Delphic


ruin on. J. Bancroft.

God barbed

as

Blackmore. Swiftly

G. Sandys.

flies.

winged

the eagle's noon-day flight.

Sacred Script.

W.

Swift as a pile

with destruction, comes our


Swifter than

bird. Fairfax.

Sacred Script., Jasper Mayne's Lucian,

the heaven.

as shaft

Swifter than Parthian back-shot shaft, or

stone from Balearic slinger.

eagles.

Hoole's

shaft

as

as

Fairfax, J.

S. Walker.

ty

others.

than

than

the eagles of

Swift as the eagle of heaven.

S
Ossian.

as an eagle cuts the air.

Watts.

as eagles cut the

Soame Jenyns. as the eagle's wing. Sir W. DaFly more swift than eagles through the sky. M. Pil-

yielding

air.

venant.

Swift as the rapid eagle cleaves the skies. Falconer.

kington.

WI

as eagles in pursuit of prey. Sacred Script., Parnell.

an eagle hasteth to his prey. Sacred Script,

as

eagle

as the

an eagle darted on her


defend her young.
an
a vulture
bird of Jove. Play, Hecuba.
B. Martyn.
prey. Pope.
hawks. Paradise of Dainty
leaping on
pantMore
than hawks when they pursue

W.
ing doves. Thomas Hogg. than
hasting to her prey. Sylvester.
prey. G. Townsend, J. Bird.

as

as

eagle to

as the

as

his

as

the

swift

Devices.

Strode.

the falcon.

than the falcon's


flight his

W.

flight.

S. Walker.

A.

motions were.

Swift as the falcon's


Swift as the falcon's

Bicknell.

when he pursues the dove. Prometheus, in Greek Tragic


Not half so swift the sailing falcon flies, that drives

flight

Theatre.

a turtle through the liquid skies. Pope.


drives on the wheeling hare.

wing

saw her

Gay.

fly.

Burns.

Swifter than the stout ger-falcon

stoopeth at the heron. Sylvester.


the falcon sweeps,

when

Swift as a falcon

Swift as the falcon's

Swift as through liquid air

to the breeze resigned

from high she

springs and darts unmoving on her levelled wings. Preston's

App. Rhodius.

my
as

fly to

your obedience. Jephson. Swift

any swallow. Metrical Romance, Richard Cceur de Lion.

as swallow
in

Swifter than falcons through the trackless air

eager thoughts shall

her

flies.

flight.

Shakespear, G. Peele,

Spenser.

as

fy others.

a swallow sweeps the liquid way. Pope.

ears of corn.

nymph

the falcon

flies

on the

hill.

fy others.

swift as the swallow,

Fly swifter than the dove

Marriage Promise.

W.

More
Swift as

Spenser.

the dove. Hoole's Ariosto.

darting o'er the deep.

Puttenham,

swallow

(Camilla) that seemed to overfly the

G. Peele.

his absent mate. Play,

as

swallows post. T. Ward.

swift than swallow cleaves the liquid sky.

or that Greekish

S. Walker.

as the wild roe.

Not

who

swifter

seeks

from

Swift as a sea-bird

as a roe. Spenser, G.

Drayton.

Fragments of Ancient Poetry.

as a roe

as a roe

on the

SWi
is

Swift and nimble as the roe. Drayton.

Ossian.

desert.

as

N.

roe that bounds along the plain.


Watts.

o'er the hills.

as the

Chatterton.

Philips.

as a stag. Pope.

as the

Cotton.

bounding stag she wings her pace. A.


Swifter than stags. /. Hughes.

as the roebuck, or the wind.

than bucks. Mayne's Lucian.

Run

as breathed stags.

swifter than a hart. Dekker.

Poetical Calendar.

hart.

Ogilvie.

Lee.

as

in chase.

Spenser.

flies

along the
fly.

N.

as hinds in chase.

Swift as the mountain deer he sped. Laiighorne.

wounded deer they spring away.

the

Swift as

Swift as the hart from

as chased harts before the hunters

any buck

Parnell.
as

Swifter are they

Wars of Cyrus.

her pursuing train, climbs the steep rock and


plain.

Shake-

Oldmixon.

Drydens Miscellany. Swifter


More swift-paced than a hart.

in pace than light-foot hart. Play,

bounding

Swift

young

as a roe flies

as parched stags to cooling waters run.

Fraunce.

as the

boundings of the youthful roe.

Swift as chased stags. Spenser.


spear.

the light-foot roe. Play, Wily Beguiled.

Swifter than chased deer. Play, Sicilides.


Chatterton.

as a doe. Play, Amintas.

Thornley, J. Banks.

as the

Mickle's Lusiad.
Swift as the elk.
as a hind.

mountain hind.

J.

George

G. Cooper.

N> Lee. than the bounding hind.


than the bounding fawn. Alfred Great, an OraWeber's Old Metrical Rothan
or hind, or
rushes from
mances. than the
den.
Hervey. Swift
Swifter than starting hinds.

Jenyns.

the

roe.

hart,

torio.

his

lion

as a lion terrible

the fold. Pope.

and bold,

J.

that sweeps the fields, depopulates

Swift and wild as a robbed tigress. Dryden.

when

Swift as young lambs

the fierce wolf they

fly.

Duke.

Swifter than the leopards. Sacred Script.

Swift as a grey-

hound

o'er the space

he

flies.

springing on his prey.

Hoole's Ariosto.

Sotheby's Oberon.

as a

greyhound

Swifter than the

courser scours the plain, or the winged galley cleaves


yielding main.

herd scud

Greene

8f

o'er the plain

Pye's Pindar.

when frequent through

the fierce lightnings. Southey.

wood,

Sf

others.

More

the

Swift as the affrighted

as Pegasus.

swift of pace than

the sky flash

Marlowe, T. Hey-

winged Pegasus

in

WI

Play, Taming of a Shrew.

all his pride.

John Taylor.

Script.,

than nimble-footed Mercury.

swifter

than

Swift as an express.
J.

Sacred

a post.

Fly

W. Cowper.
Tatham.

Swiftly

Mercury descending from above. N. Lee. Swift as


Waller.
as the winged messenger of Jove.
as winged angels. James Hogg.
as the various
J. Sterling.
goddess when through the yielding air she darts along and

move

as

Jove's messenger.

with refracted rays paints the gay clouds, celestial messenger,

charged with the high behests of heaven's great queen. Somervile.

they charge in

plain.

Sir

Swifter than wind, or cannon shot, or thunder. Syl-

Quarles.
vester.

skimming
W. Jones. Swiftly as Syrians when
war. Sir W. Davenant. Swift as cannon's shot.

as Camilla flying o'er the main, or lightly

dewy

o'er the

Swift as the bullet bursting from the gun.

G.

Swifter than a pestilence. Settle, G. Powell.

Stevens.

A.

than

plagues the venomed breath went forth. Play, Faithful GeSwift as contagion, or epidemic plagues. C. Macklin.

neral.

Swiftly like sudden death.

Lansdowne, E. Moore.

Swifter

than a weaver's shuttle. Sacred Script.

SWIM

like a fish. Harington.

like a duck.

ShaJcespear.

T.

ALKATIVE
more

as parrots.

T. Nabbs.

Poole's Parnassus.

out of his mouth whatever

is

tience.

like

one whose talk

more than

TALL

like one

who

much

is

able to relate, than others can endure to hear with pa-

poured

at table is like

that of the rest of the

as the

Atlas.

one who constantly drops

like

in at his ears. Ibid.

Benjamin's mess, five times

company.

Ibid.

Anakims. Sacred

T.Rawlins.

the cedar. Savage.

Script.
More tall than daring
Tall as cedar tree. G. Puttenham.
as

as forest cedars.

cedar of the mountain. Southey.

wood. Translation of

Montgomery.

as the

as the cedar rising o'er the

Voltaire's Henriade.

as the

palm

tree,

TEN

Miss Lee. as a poplar. Dryden ; Play, Love's Dream. Tall


and upright as a pine. C. Cotton. Tall as the pines which
grace the mountain's side. Sorrows of Love, a Poem.
as the
mainmast of a first-rate. Macpherson.
as is the mast of
some great admiral. Southey. as a May-pole. A. Hill, M.
P. Andrews.

G. Colman.

as hop-poles.

as cypresses. S.

Rousseau's Flowers of Persian Literature.

TAME

Beaumont

as patience.

venant.

Tame

as fear. Ibid.

sleep. Shakespear, Sir

as a dormouse. J.

gate, PasquiVs Nightcap,

Webster.

Fletcher.

fy

Tamer than

innocency. Ibid.

others.
fy

as

W. Da-

as a lamb. Lid-

W.Davenant.

as doves. Sir

as geese. Pope,

TAPER as a cypress. S. Rousseau's Flowers ofPersian Literature.


TART as wines upon the fret. W. Cowper.
TASTELESS
TEDIOUS as

as a bundle of
is

hay

to a

some

the night before

child. Shakespear,

a siege. Marmion.

Otway.

-as

hungry

South.

lion.

festival, to

a twice-told

an impatient

tale.

as a tired horse. Shakespear.

Pope.

as

as a rail-

ing wife. Ibid.

TEMPERATE as the morn. Shakespear.


TEMPESTUOUS like the sea. Marlowe.

z.%

the northern blast.

Hayley.

TENDER

as melting pity.

Gildon.

Tender and good

Southey.

and careful as a guardian angel.


spear.

as a youthful mother's joy.

as angels.

C. Burnaby.

Centlivre.

feel a tender interest in

Tender

as infancy. Shake-

your welfare, tender as

W. Mason. Tender and warm as lovers' thoughts.


Buckingham. as the vows of parting friends. G. Sewell. as
fathers feel.

a lamb.

W.

T. Moncrieff.

as the

morns. Dryden's Miscellany.


Calendar.

More

Tender as the

lambs that play

gall-less dove. J.

sigh.

Landon.

sunny

as the constant dove. Poetical

tender than the Paphian dove.

G. Cooper.

tender as a turtle-dove. Play, Cross Partners.

wood-dove's

in

as a chick.

C.

A. Elton.

Constant and

Tender

as the

Chaucer, Herrick,

fy

TER
others.

as

Sacred Script.

Sad Shepherd,

Shenstone.

flower.

Jonson's

as buds.
at

morning

as

dew of

$ others. as hell.

Milton.

as the lacy film

woven

Chaucer.

TERRIBLE as death.
An

hawthorn blossoms. Play, The Witness.

in the

by

the tender grass springing out of the earth

clear shining after rain.

oath terrible to

Marston, South,

me

Styx

as

Gods. Dryden.

Ter-

Play, Fatal Falsehood.

More

to the

is

rible as the last trumpet's sound.

than death's eternal night. E. Settle.

terrible

some destroying

angel.

Terrible like

More terrible and


angel, when armed with

Southey.

than fancy paints the inexorable

fierce

light-

nings he bestrides the whirlwind, and marks his path with


TV. Hodson.
Terrible as a tempest. Specimens of
Hindoo Literature by N. E. Kinder sley. as storms. Shakespear.
as thunder and lightning.
as lightning. J. Montgomery.
Voice, more terrible than thunder. Dr. John Browne.
J. Lacy.

slaughter.

Terrible like the thunder of the desert.

Ossian.

Terrible as

are the meeting clouds that break in thunder.

T. Heijwood.

as thunders that strike the towered city to the earth,

consume.

all

Doyne's Tasso.

T. Heijwood. Terrible as

flash.

the storm. Landon.

as a

and

Strike terror like a lightning's

the flash that rushes through

is

meteor of

Ossian.

fire.

Explosion,

The Liberal. Terrible as the wind that


desert. Milman.
as Jove. Pomfret. Ma-

terrible as a volcano.

sweeps the

tentless

Mars.

jestically terrible as

as

Terrible as war appears. Suckling.

Mars. Lansdowne.

as an

army with banners. Sacred

greve.

More

me

rible as injured love.

As

Script.

as a gorgon.

terrible than a ghost. J. Shirley.

as the sight of a hobgoblin.

THAW.

Terrible and strong

/. Mottley.

floods

No

Centlivre.

Con-

Terrible to
foe

is

so ter-

Oldmixon.

which

frosts in icy fetters bind,

thaw with the

approaching sun, or southern wind. Poole's Parnassus.

THICK

as stars. Milton, Dyer,

heaven. Duchess of Newcastle.


less sky.

Southey.

others.

as stars

as stars are set in

which stud the moon-

as the galaxy with stars

is

sown. Dryden.

THI

as the stars of night, or

stars, or

day.

summer

morning dews. Pope.

W. Thompson.

flowers.

as the winter

as the

Thicker than Egyptian darkness.

Settle.

beams of

/. Shirley.

Darkness, thicker than the shades of night.

C. Churchill.

More

Chapman.

thick and black than all earth's vapours.

than Lerna's foggy mists. Play, Muleasses the Turk.

Thick

G.

With precious
beset
A. Barclay. Thick
Play,
Dryden, Addison.
Wily

pour. Gay.
approach. Play,
King John.
me you
Play, If you know
as hail. Lidgate, Wyatt,

as thick as hail.

stones

as hailstones.

as hailstones

beguiled.

Peele.

as winter's hail.

others.

fy

fall.

as hailstones

Somervile.

as the falling hail.

as hailstones 'fore the spring's

not

as April's hail.

know nobody.
winter's hail.

Fly thick as showers of

Play Alcazar

Thick as

Garth.

hail.

Scandal, thick as hail-shot

flies.

Somervile. Thicker than the welkin pours his candied drops

upon

the ears of corn. Sylvester.


ser.

Thick as the

Theatre.
the

falling

Fly thick as flakes of snow. Spen-

snows. Andromache, in Greek Tragic

snows when Jove invests

as the fleeces of the winter

naked Alps.

Pitt.

Chaucer,

as rain.

fruits as thick as April showers.

Sir

A. Bailey. Drop

W. Davenant.

Dangers,

PaThick

thick as drops which form the hazy cloud. Play, True

More

triotism.

thick than winter showers. John Jones.

summer shower.

with gems as the drops of a

summer showers,
Addison.

G. Croly.

as

or flights of arrows from the Parthian bows.

as the flowers in

meadows. A. Cowley.

Thick

as in spring the flowers adorn the land, or leaves the trees.

Pope.

as blossoms of the vernal field.

and herbs, thick-set as grass

in fields.

James Hogg. Flowers

M. R. Mitford. Where

dew-drops thick as early blossoms hung. R. Bloomfield. Thick


as the

dew-drops of the April dawn, or May-flowers crowding

o'er the daisy lawn. Mickle's Lusiad.

as

dew-drops on the bells

the dews
sun-bright showers. Darwin Botanic Garden.
A.
Cowley.
autumn
auT. Heywood, E. Young.
tumnal
Milton, Pope.
autumn strow

of flowers. R.Blair.

as dew-drops.

SirW.

Scott.

as

which deck the morning flowers, or rain-drops twinkling in the


as leaves.

's

as

as

leaves.

as the leaves in

leaves.

THI
the woods. Dryden.
nell.

Thick

budding leaves or

as the

autumn lie. Parautumn fall. A. Cowley.

as scattered leaves in

as ripe fruit or yellow leaves in

rising flowers, o'erspread the

as hops. Play,

as grapes

upon a bunch.

land when spring descends in showers. Pope.

Spanish

Bawd;

Fielding.

Taylor;

J.

others.

fy

Chapman.

as flies in spring.

of honey. Drayton

as flies about a pot

Play, Spanish Bawd.

a summer's noon. Chatterton.

as the ant-flies in

as flies in the sun. Play,

Return from Parnassus. as gnats


Ibid.
as Egyptian clouds of raining

summer evening

in

The
tide.

wasps

Miscellany.
bees
Savage.

flies.

as

summer. Durfey. as swarming bees. Hughes. as swarms


of bees fly round their hives at evening close, or when a
in

tempest drives. Creech,


vernal blossoms

renew

flowery

their

Barclay.

as the

Dryden

in

Pope.

fly.

Ibid.

toils.

humming

summer's heat, on tops of

hungry shoals do

summer

in a

are fed. Sylvester.

Thick

berland.

as bees

lilies

Dryden.

feed.

As

swarm

as

E. Young.
as herrings.

as stones. Harington.

as atoms.

W. Taverner.

thick

and numberless
Milton.

twinkle in the sun. Dryden.

T.

as bright

As

people the sun-beams.

as

as the

Thick

Hey wood.

atoms

as a castle wall. Ibid.

gay motes that

as the

as a

in the

sunny motes.
motes that

as motes in a sun-beam.

motes about the sun. T. Kyd.

as

Marlowe.

Chaucer.

thick as

dew
May. E. Ward. as
thick as locusts. Cum-

Scott, in Dodsley's Collection.

as

in

the grasshoppers that all with

solar ray.

dew

crows in

as the locusts on the land of Nile.

as atoms in the sun.

son.

as

W. Wordsworth.

as the locusts on Arabia's sands. Jane West.

P.Pindar.

Thom-

branched oak.

Thicker than the sand on

The True Trojans. Thick as spawn. Savage.


troubled mire. Spenser. His wit is thicker than Tewkesbury

shore. Play,
as

about a hive. A.

as grasshoppers in

Egypt's locusts. Dryden.

bees that hunt the golden

fold.

mead

o'er

on new-sown lands. Sylvester.

light

sheep in the shepherd's


skip in

as

as the bees that with the spring

mustard. Shakespear.
rils

abound as thick

Thick as hairs. P.Pindar. Though pe-

as thought could

make them. Shakespear.

TOU
THIN

Micky s

as the light.

Lusiad.

Thin of substance

Johnson.

than burnt

Donne.

air.

in the sunshine of an

as the

air.

Crown, C.

/.

Thinner

as the air. Shakespear.

Mist, thin as an infant's breath seen

autumn

Southey.

frost.

Lady Alimony.

the subtle gossamer. Play,

threads the spider weaves. Pope.

as a

Thin spun as is
Thin as the filmy-

cobweb. Sir W.

Scott.

Thinner than water. Sylvester. Thin and light as birch-tree rind.

W. Wordsworth.
T. Heywood.

Gay.

as a lath.

THIRSTY

as a winter leaf. Byron.

as a paper leaf.

as a sheet of paper. Joseph Harris.

S. Foote.

stormy clouds when the winds

like

as a groat.

A. Murphy.

R. Greene.

as a horse-leech.

THREATEN

as a rake.

roll

them

along the heath. Ossian.

THRONGING and busy as


TIGHT
TIMID

as a

drum. Gay.

Hyblaean swarms. Dryden.


as

parchment on a drum. P. Pindar.

as a dove. Sacred Script., Southey.

TIMOROUS
TINGE.

as a sheep. Sir

As

W.

darksome clouds

Scott.
o'er April

Tinge the

fair

And wrap

each smiling

scene with

sky

murky

hill

dye,

and glade

In varied and uncertain shade


So now the stranger's presence threw
Around, a shade of darkest hue.
The Union of the Roses, a Poem.

TIRESOME

TORMENT.

company of a country squire to a witty fellow


all his money. Wycherley.

as the

of the town,

when he has got


I will

be a greater torment to him than a beadle

to a beggar, a cat to a rat, or a candle to a moth.

TORPID

as a toad in marble.

TORTUROUS

TOUGH
croft.

ber.

C.

as hell.

as steel.

N.

H.

Wilson's

Dr. Johnson.

Field.

Beaumont

as whitleather.

T. Holcrqft.

fy

Fletcher.

as whalebone.

Play, Bloody Duke.

Play of Poverty

Wealth.

Ban-

as Indian rub-

TOW
TOWER
Tower

eagles on the wing. Dryderis Miscellany.

aloft, like

G. Croly.

like a rising flame.

TRACELESS
TRACKLESS

as the wind.

W. Davenant.

Sir

the winged couriers of the

as

Trackless and shifting as the wind. Moore

TRACTABLE as a lamb. Lidgate.


TRANQUIL as the waters in a calm.
Tragic Theatre.

N.

air.

Cotton.

s Fables.

Andromache,

in

as tranquil as the

Greek

A look

summer sea. W. Wordsworth.


summer heaven. M. R. Mitford.
as a

TRANSCEND.
The

When

solar light

from the East his summer's glory pours,

Not more transcends


Than heav'nly hopes,

the waning orb of night,


the hopes of mortal hours.

Anna Seward.

TRANSCENDENT as
TRANSIENT

as the

stream. Fenton.

the day.

gleam that

G. Townsend.
gilds the surface of a freezing

like passing gleams of sunshine in a

More

day. Joanna Baillie.

pale twilight to her dusky bed.


as blushes of the

stormy

transient than the ray that leads

Mary

Transient

Robinson.

dawning day. W. Richardson.

as the rain-

bow. James Hogg.

dew of morn.
summer morn's exhaling dew. Anna
Calendar.
Seward.
flower of April morn.
Mickle.
shade of
breath upon a mirwandering
T. Moore.
hour. W. Cowper.

bow.

J.

Hervey.

as the radiant

as silver

drops of morning dew. Henry King.


Poetical

as the

as

as the

TV. J.

cloud.

Ossian.

as the fleeting

ror.

dreams.

/. Sterling.

Her

as the

as

as fleeting

joy was transient as the tones of

gentle zephyr sighing o'er the strings of an Eolian harp.

G.

R. Dixon.

TRANSPARENT

as the day. Play,

the sun. J. Shirley.


as thin

air,

or crystal.

morning dew, or

Merry Milkmaids. like

as the air. Jonson, Bedloe,

Chapman.

More

crystal. J. Shirley.

fy

others.

transparent than the

as crystal.

Beaumont

fy

TRO
W. Cartwright,

Fletcher,

Bicker staff.
/.

others.

as a rock of solid

Banks, C. Johnson,

fy

as rock crystal. Foote

crystal.

Dry den.

fy

as glass.

Veil, transparent as the gos-

others.

samer. Italy, a Poem,

TREMBLE

like a lamb fled from the prey. Spenser.


like a
lamb snatched from the fangs of some fell wolf. G. Sandys.
like the unlicked lamb newly yeaned upon a sheet of snow.
Sir W. Davenant.
like a tender lamb in a cold winter night.
Ibid.
like the young and timid deer. Preston's App. Rhodius.

row

as doth the listening hart

when he hears

sing his funeral dirge. /. Kirk.

the feathered ar-

by

William Painter.

Scott, fy others.

like

aspen. P. Pindar, Sir

W.

leaf.

Shakespear,

Spenser.

All tremble

Scott.

Palace of Plea-

aspen leaves.

like

a green aspen

Murphy.

like a leaf.

like a leaf at the blast of the western wind.

sure,

when you

like

an

frown,

upon an aspen's tender twig shook by the ruffling


Trembling as the pendent leaf that in a
tempest quivers with the blast. E. Stanley. Tremble like a
reed. Alexander Earl of Sterline.
like a magnetic needle.
like leaves

winds. J. Banks.

O my

Byron.

divided soul,

how do

I tremble

doubtful

needle 'twixt two loadstones.

Tremble

like

I love

a frosty Russian on a

and tremble

hill.

Poole's

Sir

as at angels' view. Play,

like to the

Parnassus.

W. Davenant.
Duke of Guise.

Tremble as if they gathering flowers a snake discerned. Sir


W. Davenant. She trembles as the ebbing seas, swept gently
over by a rising breeze. W. S. Landor.

TREMENDOUS

as a god. Pope.

TRICKLE like a snow-ball in the sun. Play,


TRIM as a trencher. Play, Jacob fy Esau.
TRIVIAL as a parrot's prate. W. Cowper.

TROUBLED as

the sea.

Beaumont

8$

Bloody Duke.

Fletcher.

More

troubled

than Sicilian seas in storms. /. Fountain.

TROUBLESOME as a windy day.


C. Cibber.

J.

Howard.

as a law-suit.

TRU
TRUE

as fate. Dekker.

Lidgate.

God

as

as the Gospel.

is

in

as the gods. Dryden.

as

from

as

the Creed.

is

as the voice of Jove. Poole's Parnassus.

Heaven. Moses Brown.


Schiller.

Gay.

heaven. Play, Shoemakers Holiday.

The Robbers, Play

as angels.

as guardian angels.

Thompson.

TV.

as truth's

the
spheres
Nature's
Campbell.
T.
the day. N. Lee. sun to-day. Shakespear. the
the
diurnal
Davenant.
the
sun
Sir
the monarch
sun. B. Booth, Murphy,
the
planets
moons. Shakespear.
of the day. Durfey.
iron
flowing are the moon. Dryden
adamant. Shakespear.
Cook.
adamant.
the
B. Booth, Somervile,
the
the needle
the north. Sir
Davenant.
the magnetic needle
needle
the needle tracks the
the north, Durfey.
the
earth
Shakespear.
T. Moore.
the substance.
the main. Sir W. Davenant.
the shadow
hermits' confession
deaths. Sir
Chatterton.
the hermit
the plighted vow. Poetical CaDavenant.
dying martyrs
C. Johnson.
Chaucer, Gower,

R, Greene, A.
turtle-dove. Chaucer. True love
simplicity. Shakespear.

Chastity

TV.

itself.

Browne.

as honour.

Mallet, Falconer.

is

to

circling

as Nature

true.

plan.

as

Burke.

as

race.

as

tides

dial to

as

TV,

others.
fy

as

dial to

as

to

their

to

Troilus.

's

as steel to

to

to

ty

as

to

as

load-star.

as

to

at their

TV.

to

as

as steel.

to their faith.

as

8$ others.

Philips,

as turtles.

as turtle to

in

as

8$ others.

as

as rivers to

centre.

as

lendar.

as

others.

as

TV.

to

as

/.

pole.

to

Scot.

as light.

as

to his

as

as

her mate. Spenser, Shakespear. True unto thy bed, and chaste

unto thy love, as


Whirligig.

e'er

as flowers to the sun.

brows. Play,

a stone.

Gammer

Chaucer.

as blade to

TUNEABLE.

was

turtle to her mate. Play, Cupid's

as blushes of a maiden's cheek.

hilt.

Thurlow.

as the skin

Gurton's Needle.

as touch. Spenser.

TV.

Browne,

between thy

as a die.

Gay.

as

as death. Marlowe.

T. Dibdin.

Tongue more tuneable than

lark to shepherd's

ear. Shakespear.

TUNEFUL as

the plaintive bird of night sweet warbling in the

grove. R. Rolt.

UNC
TURBULENT.

The

sea in all

fury

its

is

less turbulent

and

restless than her spirit. /. Worsdale.

TURN

TWINE

Wyatt, A. Barclay.

as the wind.

Wyatt,

as a ball. Lidgate,

others.
fy

like pale ivy

round the polished bark of the smooth

beech. Cumberland.

Twine about him

oak. Duchess of Newcastle.

The rock

like ivy

as the ivy doth the

round an oak. F. Lynch.

enfolds her even as the ivy twines her tendrils round

Twine as
Twine about

the lofty oak. Antigone, in Greek Tragic Theatre.

ivy locks the elm in her embraces. /. Corye.

him

like Laocoon's snake.

TWINKLE

like a star.

Cumberland.

Marlowe, Ravenscroft.

Duchess of Newcastle.

stars.

like the fixed

a frosty night.

like stars in

Chaucer.

U.

UGLY

P. Pindar, T. E. Hook,

as sin.

Davenport, E. Moore.
hell.

Marlowe, T. Heywood,

croft, Fielding, fy others.

fy

others.

as a death's-head.

8$ others.

as a fiend.

as

death.

C. Johnson.

as

as the devil. Ravens-

Mrs. C.

Clive.

Uglier

than the frightful fiend by pencils of cloistered virgins drawn.

Sir W. Davenant.
as a satyr. Play, The Legacy.
as an ape.
E. Ward. as a baboon. Centlivre. as a bear. Shakespear.

as a toad. R. Davenport.

UNBLAMED

as faith. Mallet.

UNBLEMISHED
shaded

Sir

light.

UNBOUNDED
son.

as Innocence

W. Davenant.

itself.

as God's power.

Unbounded

UNBROKEN as

C. Macklin.

as un-

as snow. Poetical Calendar.

Pomfret.

as the sea.

as the elements they reign.

Thom-

Goring.

the sacred chain of nature that links the jarring

elements in peace. Dr. Johnson.

UNCERTAIN

as the sea.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher,

Buckingham.

UNC

as

when evening day with gathering darkness

the light

strives.

Doyne's Tasso.

as the wind. J. Ford,

as the breeze that fans the air.

A. Bushe.

John Mottley.

as the seasons.

Fix.

UNCHANGEABLE
UNCHANGED and
changed

as

E.

as fate.

Settle.

clear as the meridian sun. Jenyns.

un-

God. Pollok.

UNCLOUDED

as the virgin

morn when

silver

dews her golden

rays adorn. Play, Amintas.

UNCONCERNED as infant's sleep. E. Howard.


UNCONFINED as thought. M. Bladen. as light.

Fawkes,

Behn.
confined and
whispering
Dryden's Miscellany.
dew
from
winds.

Duke.

as day. Akenside.
free as

Settle,

Un-

as the celestial

air.

Parhand of

as blest eternity. Poole's

circles.

nassus.

E.

Churchill.

as air.

Glover.

as

evening on the

Scott of

fields.

UNCONSCIOUS

as

falls

A mw ell.

mountain of

as the

the

its ore,

or rock of

its in-

estimable gem. E. Young.

UNCONSTRAINED

as air.

Somervile,

freedom

as

in the

winds. Play, Abdication of Ferdinand.

UNCONTROLLABLE

as fate. Somervile, Southey

as

winds

and waves when roars the wintry tempest. Pye.

UNCONTROLLED as fate. C. Cotton. as air. /. Banks.


UNCORRUPT as light. Pomfret. No vestal at the altar bears
a soul so uncorrupt. W. Hemmings.
that

must be

strict in

frailty's ruins,

as the

honour of a virgin
title,

like

one of

shrinks to dust. T. Middleton.

UNDAUNTED like Mars.


UNDEFILED

thought, or else that

as heaven.

Gildon.

Marmion.

as purity

and innocence.

South.

UNDISTINGUISHABLE as the effect of a particular drop when


the

meadows

are floated

by a summer shower. Dr. Johnson.

UN M
UNDISTURBED,

placid,

and serene,

like a fine

calm summer's

Young.

evening.

UNERRING as death's scythe. Sir W. Scott.


UNFADING as the immortal powers above. Dryden.
UNFEELING as rocks. T. Smollett.
UNFETTERED as the winds. Sir W. Davenant, Hodson, $
others.

UNFORTUNATE

as if a

met him, or went


wall,

UNGENEROUS

common

did

flee

from a

and a bear

lion,

house and leaned his hand on the


Sacred Script.

bit him.

as neglect. Savage.

with heaven as the beams with the sun. R. Carpenter.

UNIVERSAL
others.

man

into the

and a serpent

UNITED

W. Wordsworth.

as bees that in gardens abide.

Beaumont ty
W. Davenant. as

as the sun. Shakespear,

as the sun's light. Sir


air

we breathe. Carew.

Fletcher, fy

the light or

as the air. Italy, a

Poem.

as

the day. Cumberland.

UNKIND
UNLIKE

as scorn. Savage.

as intellect

as winter's dreary frost. Smollett.

and body. Dr. Johnson.

UNLIKELY as that darkness should produce light.


UNMERCIFUL as the billows. Gay.

UNMOVEABLE
W.

as fate. Play,

Game of

Chess.

Tillotson.

as rocks.

Shirley.

UNMOVED as

death. Pope.

Poole's Parnassus.

as

fate.

Goring.

to the importunities of

the poles.

as rocks

winds and waves. Sir F. Fane.

rock of adamant unmoved. Cumberland.


within the deep,

as

as a rock. Spenser, Massinger.

when mountain

Unmoved

As

as rocks

billows break and torrents

sweep. Preston's App. Rhodius. Like a promontory rock she


stands, at all the curled ocean's wrath

Unmoved

as stone. Parnell.

lightning's shock

As

unmoved. T. Heywood.

the sacred laurel bears the

unmoved. Jane West.

UNN
UNNATURAL
nights in

as mirth at a funeral.

summer

UNNUMBERED
Milton. as

E. Young.like

frosty

time. J. Smith.
as the sands of

Barca or Cyrene's torrid

soil.

the pearls of sparkling frost. Rome, a Poem.

UNPERCEIVED as air. C. Cibber.


UNPITYING as the grave. Abelard to Eloisa, a Poem.
UNPLEASANT as penance. Centl'wre. as a rainy day.

Play,

Portsmouth Heiress.

UNPOLLUTED as crystal streams. L. Maidwell.


UNQUESTIONED as an oracle. Poole's Parnassus.
UNRELENTING as the grave. Akenside.
UNRIVALLED as the light that rules the day. Lansdowne.
UNRULY as the sea. Sylvester. as the jade that scorns the
bit.

E. Ward.

UNSEASONABLE as blossoms in autumn. P.


UNSETTLED as the sliding sand. Sylvester.

UNSHAKEN

Dr. Johnson.

as earth's firm base.

Glapthorne, Blackmore,

fy others.

Fletcher.

as a rock.

My duty shall stand

as un-

shaken as doth a rock against the chiding flood. ShaJcespear.

UNSKILFUL as unpractised infancy. Shakespear.


UNSOILED as the dew-drop. R. Bloomfield.

UNSPOTTED
M. K.

Poems on State Affairs. as a

as the light.

lily.

Masters.

UNSTABLE

as water. Sacred Script.

superficies of the water.

the wind and seas.


the penetrated

unstable than the

than the

sea.

air,

Gildon.

as

as the trace of an arrow through

or the path of a keel in the furrowed wave.

Unstable, empty, as the cloud that sweeps along

the vale, are

all

Doyne's Tasso.

UNSTAINED

More

Commonwealth.

Unstable as the wind. Hook's Metastasio.

T.Heywood.

/. Hervey.

Wit's

our hopes.

G. E. Howard.

as a shadow.

as sand. Landon.

and pure as

is

the

lily,

or the mountain snow.

V AI
Unstained as driven snow. Universal Magazine.

Thomson.

as a clear

morning dew-drop. Play, Vespers of Palermo.

UNSTEADY as

Mary R.

the wind.

UNSUBSTANTIAL
ing shade. Poet's

Stockdale.

as moonlight. Sir

Day, a Poem.

W. Scott.as

the fleet-

as the ambient air. Phoenician

Unsubstantial and

Damsels, in Greek Tragic Theatre.

fleet-

ing as the gay Iris of a thousand dyes. Play, Montalto.


the forms that float

UNSULLIED
E.

Settle,

A.

new
Merrick.

as the whitest virtue.


Philips.

fallen

as

as

upon the watry mirror. C. Fox.

snow.

C. Johnson.

as descending snow.

/.

G. Cooper.

as the light.

Merry, A. Brown.

as the glittering snow.

morning dew. The Fall, a Poem, by Thurston.


as the rose within the bud before the morning sun has kissed

it

open.

Selim

as the

UNTAINTED
light

is

Soul, unsullied as the opening bud. Play,

Gildon.

Zuleika.

fy

as a sheet of white paper. Colman.

as the morning.

less untainted.

South.

Banks.

The pure and

virgin

Untainted as a crystal rock.

Glapthorne.

UNTAMEABLE as flies. Dekker.


UNWEARIED as the sun. Poetical Calendar.
UNWELCOME as death to a house of riches.
Maiden's Tragedy.

UPRIGHT as a wall.
as

Play, Second

as frost to early flowers. Ravenscroft.

Lidgate.

as the palm-tree. Sacred Script.

a candle standeth in a socket. /. Heywood.

USELESS

as a sun-dial in a dark room.

the gloom of night.

A.

Selden.

Tillotson.

as dials in

Useless, unseen, as lamps in

sepulchres. Pope.

V.

VAGRANT as the wind. /. Ford.


VAGUE as lightnings run. T. Moore.
VAIN

as an endeavour to mingle oil

and water.

Dr. Johnson.

AL

as to

as

amalgamate bodies of heterogeneous

fleeting

Mickles Lusiad.

air.

as are

principles. Ibid.
infants'

bubbles

swelled with wind, which quickly lose their splendid gaiety

and vanish

Smollett.

toil.

brook

as for a

C. Beckingham.

nought.

into

pests within a

as bottling

barren

soil.

as to hold tem-

Byron.

to cope with ocean's flood.

count the April drops of rain.

J. Hoole.

up of wind.

Smollett.

as to

sow

Swift.

as to

in Afric's

Ibid.
Vain and illusive as a sick man's dream.
Vain and unsubstantial as the dreams which vanish

soon as morning beams. James Campbell.

VALIANT
a

spear,

Beaumont

as war.

Shakespear.

as

J. Shirley,

8$

lion.

fy

others.

Fletcher.

Mars. Pope.

as

Jonson.

fire.

as Hercules.

as Hector. Ibid.

as

Shake-

as Achilles.

T. Lodge.

VANISH

sunbeam.

like a

Tobin.

ing star.

by approaching

as the soft air.

Lord of

the

C. Lloyd's Alfer'is Plays.

wind. Marmion.

Ralph.
vester,

like the

Ossian.

by the

rays of light.

air.

like a cloud before the

like a cloud chased with the

R.

air.

like vapours.

like a thin pillar

Ibid.

Syl-

of mist be

like the mist of the lake. Ibid.


hill.

James
like

like

Like brooding

radiant sun, fly swift at once and vanish in

a moment. R. Hurst.
vanish into

Voltaire's

Dry den.

a mist that melts on the sunny


mists pierced

light.

morning dew. T. Holcroft.

morning mist. Ossian, Quarles.


fore the wind.

as the

Vanish from his

Like a cloud he vanishes to

Vanishing as clouds.
J. Taylor.

fleet

like a shoot-

Wisdom of Solomon. like summer


Manor.
like clouds driven before

the eastern light. Play, Histriomastix.


sun.

Vanish as suddenly as lightning. T.

Henriade translated.
clouds. Play,

Vanish

Scott.

as a falling star. /. Ralph.

sight like stars extinguished

Shadwell.

W.

Sir

summer wave. R. Montgomery.

sun-flash o'er a

As

mists before the morning sun soon

Phillips.

Vanish

Poems of Anna Maria.

like mists before the

like

noisome fogs before

like rain upon the deep.


beams of morn. Thomson.
R. Montgomery. like a summer shower. T. Holcroft ; Play,

the

VAR
Drenched

fy

smoke

as

dow.

H.Blair.

night.

Dryden.

Vanish away like smoke. Sacred Script.

Dried.

as a shade.

like

the.

as a storm of wind.

Warner,

dius.

fy

like a shaDuchess of Newcastle.


like the
Forest of Fancy.

or shadows.

others.

winds. G. Chapman, J. G. Cooper.

Quarles.

like

morning dream. Philip Frowde, Merrick,

dream of the
tion

Blair.

Sir

like a flitting ghost.

Tillotson.

W.

Scott.

to Eloisa,

nished from his sight.

Southey.

Dryden.

chanted ground.

like a vision

in

E. Ward.

like a ghost.

an

like ghosts at the sight

Select Poems, from Ireland.

proach of day. Abelard

forms drawn

like the fleeting

Vanish away

light.

like a

like a

Fragments of Ancient Poetry. Vanish


dreams and mere illusions of the imagina-

evening cloud. Jago.

of day

others.

fy

night.
like

when a man awakes out of sleep.

of the night.

Falconer, L. Macnally.

as a fleeting dream.

and disappear

E. Young, R,

as a dream.

an airy dream. Preston's App. Rho-

a Poem.

as spectres at ap-

Like a meteor va-

Vanish from them

like a rainbow.

M. R.

like en-

Mitford.

Swift as a bird 'scap'd from the fowler's hand, hence hast thou
vanish'd with impetuous

Hippolitus, in Greek Tragic

flight.

Theatre.

VARIABLE
mond.

as the wind. Barclay

Old Poem, Guiscard

8$

Variable and uncertain like to wintry weather.

Sis-

Ed-

ward Burt. as the shade by the light quivering aspen made.


Sir W. Scott.
More variable than the cameleon. T. Heywood.
Variable and inconstant as Fortune's globe. Greene's Arcadia.
Variable as are the caprices of the human imagination. Thomas
Chalmers.

VARIOUS
ture.

rious

as the sudden acts of

Savage.

as light. Ibid.

and inconstant

Scott of Amwell.

Thou art more


as

as the

human

humour

moon. Watts.

moon. Southern.

as

bright as the rainbow's dyes.

as na-

Va-

an April day.

various as the winds. Durfey.

various than the shifting gale. Merry.

the dyes on the dove's neck.

than

wit. Akenside.

as the

E. Young.

M. A.

Browne.

Various

Various and

More

the several forms of dreams that wait on

various

Morpheus

AR

V
in his sleepy

Marmion.

den.

quented plains.

various than rising flowers

M. Pilkington.

that deck untrodden plains.

VARY like the wind.

Various as flowers on unfre-

More

Congreve.

With every

Quarles.

blast they vary like

a vane. Lidgate.

VAST

demands of human

as the

tended sky.

Chatterton.

the world of stars.

VEER

Ahenside.

will.

about like a weather-cock. W. Hayley,

Veer

Gildon.

Hanway. Veering
A. Bushe.

as scorpions.

Gaffe.

C.

VERMILIONED

VIEWLESS
Pope.

like a ruby.

John

as a

mad

dog.

A.

settled point.

Hill.

as the

Venemous and
T. Killigrew.

More venemous

than

Her

Durfey.

lips

vermilioned

Walwyn.

troubled sea. E. Irving.

as death's sable wing.

as the winds.

VIGILANT

Veer-

others.

Marsh.

as the rosebud's hue.

VEXED like the

as asps.

Shakespear.

dog's tooth.

mortal plagues.

Common Prayer Book.

deaf as the adder. Congreve.

mad

like the fickle wind.

wind that knows no

as the

poison of a serpent.

as a

as the ex-

G. Townsend.

ing as the wind.

VENEMOUS

as the orb that circles in its breast

M.

Sir

W. Scott. as

the

air.

G. Lewis.

as Jealousy itself. Etherege.

as a lynx.

Dilke.

as a cat to steal cream. Shahespear.

VIGOROUS

as the sun.

W. Wordsworth.

VILE

lany.

as
-

as clay.

VINDICTIVE

as

fire.

Pomfret.

like a

as a lark at break of day.

upon the molten gold.


Adams, in Dryden's MiscelPlay, School Boy's Mask.

as the dross.

Ahenside.

Thomson.

new-fledged eagle. T. Maurice.

Watts.

as the dross

sea weeds are.

as the fiends.

H. Boyd.

VIOLENT as the rising flood. Dryden.


VIRTUOUS as saints. Gibber, Ramsay. as

Penelope.

Boyle

WAR
Earl of Orrery, Addison.

whom

as Fabricius, of

that a

man might

course, as to induce

South.

it

was said

as well attempt to turn the sun out of his

him

do a base or a dishonest

to

action.

was our mother Eve ere Satan came and with de-

as

luding eloquence betrayed her. Play, The Spaniards.

VISIBLE

on a man's

as a nose

The sun is
brow of

Shakespear.

face.

when not one cloud wrinkles

not more visible

the

heaven. Habington.

VIVIFYING
rays.

The

More

as the sun. Gay.

vivifying than the sun's

Liberal.

VOLATILE

E. Young.

as air.

fragrance from the

Sir W.Scott.

as water.

Montgomery.

flower.

as

as a butterfly.

VatheJc.

VOLUPTUOUS
VORACIOUS

as the first approach of sleep. Byron.

P. Pindar.

as a kite.

W.
VV AIT

on.

that wait

on

do perceive shame and remorse are handmaids


darkness on the night. Cumberland.

guilt, as

WAKEFUL as the day. Watts.


WANDER like a drunken man.

Sacred Script.

bond. W. Painter's Palace of Pleasure.


Sir

W. Davenant.

from

their graves.

J. Dennis.

Spenser.

ape. Harington.

WARM as

ecstasy.

like a vaga-

leaves.

Chapman.
Behn.

as the roe.

as youthful goats. Shakespear.

buds.

autumn

some discontented ghost. Dryden.


M. R. Mitford. Wandering like ghosts

WANTON as summer breezes.


winds.

like

like

like a restless ghost.

affrighted

as the calf.
as a

as the wings of western

Durfey.

Dryden.
whose horn new

as a kid.

as a kid

Polwheles Theocritus.

as

an

monkey. N. Breton's Will of Wit.

W. Cowper.

as Phoebus at noon.

/. G.

WAR

midsummer. Mrs, Cooper. as May. Lovibond,


Ramsay, Coffey. Warm and buxom as a summer's day. Shepherd's Lottery.
Warm as summer suns. A,
Cooper.

as

June.

as

Seward.

W. Thompson.

Gay. Somervile,

toast.

WARY as a fox.
WASH.
How

I will

T. Moore.

day sun,

as a spring

poet's muse.

as a love-sick

Peele, P, Pindar.

as wool.

B. Cornwall.

wash my hands

like Pilate

from thy

like the

smoke

Watts.

dissolving in the air.

watch candle. Duchess of Newcastle. Wasting


Wasteful like lightning. Dryden.
J. Taylor.

WATCH

first child.

Watch

Landon.

as the

like a lynx.

Watch me

fruit.

WATCHFUL

New Spain.
like a cat.

as close as did the

dragon the Hes-

Play, Fickle Shepherdess.

L. Macnally, Byron,

as a lynx.

the day-proclaiming cock.

Watchful as Argus with

ty

others.

al]

still

WAVE like seas.


a Poem.

Harington.

Wave

Dyer.

Waved as

like

thread.

/. Hervey.

Denham.

as wind.

as a weathercock.

Gascoigne.

Weak and

Aurelia,

G. Keate.

WAX and wane like the moon. Barclay.


WEAK as infancy. Dr. Thomas Franklin. as

as fow-

the billows of a rolling

as the wind. F. Beaumont, Davenant,

as the weather. Harington.

E. Ward.

incessant as the restless tide.

like the ostrich plume.

WAVERING

Script.,

More watchful than


Play, Merry Devil of Edmonton.
his eyes. R. Greene.
As the eye

waked with jealousy. Sir W. Davenant.


when their game will spring. Otway.

of age

sea.

Play,

Watch me

A. Cherry

PasquiVs Nightcap, CPKeeffe.

cat.

lers

like a

by her tender
young mother watches her

Garrick.

like tigers for their prey.

P. Pindar.

like a taper.

as careful as the tender pelican stands

young. A. Brewer.

perian

Play,

folly.

choose a good Wife.

to

WASTE

as

ty others.

8$ others.

R. Bernard.

water.

Sacred

as the scorched

fragile like Arachne's line.

as a shaking reed. Doyne's

Tasso.

Weak as

the

WEL
Weak

gleams the solar ray. Mickle's Lusiad.

twilight,

lamb the hour it

yeaned.

is

WEALTHY as a prince.

More wealthy

Swift.

as a

Wordsworth.

TV.

than the eastern

ocean. J. Beaumont.

WEEP like April

showers. E. Howard, in

like a child. Southey.

another Niobe

I'll

weep

till

am

Like

Chaucer.

like a chidden child.

Weep like Rachel. Joanna

gedy.

Drydens Miscellany.

water. Play, Maid's Tra-

Bailey.

Like Rachel weep-

ing for her children. Sacred Script.

WELCOME
cred Script.

him
happy tidings

as the feet of

that bringeth

after fears.

as

health
health
drink

N.

Lee.

gedy.

as

Sa-

as health.

Maidens Tra-

Marmion. Health to the sick,


the thirsty soul, is not more welcome. Poole's Par~
as quiet rest to one by pain and want of sleep op-

to

pressed. Ibid.

peace to those
all

Play, Second

tidings.

to the sick.

as

nassus.

war

to labourers.

good

Otway.

as rest to pains

and

who long have found

quietness debar. Play, Traitor to

to lovers,

Higgons.

Cibber.

C.

care.

as

sword of
as hope
Himself.

the conquering

or the tortured wretch cessation of his pain. Bevil

as hope to lovers in despair.

to captives. Play,

C. Cibber.

Second Maidens Tragedy.

the shackled slave. Play, Traitor to Himself.

as

as

as liberty

freedom to

freedom

to the

groaning slave, or to a harassed country smiling peace. C.

Bechingham.
slaves.

Sir

captive. /.

as the voice

Hervey.
mercy
H.

Jacob.

which whispers liberty to dungeon

as the tidings of liberty to the

dungeon

as the year of jubilee to the harassed

slave. Ibid.
as
to a man condemned. Dry den.
Welcome to me as to a sinking mariner the lucky plank that bears
him to the shore. Dryden. as after darkness cheerful light.
Lansdowne. as the cheerful light. Jephtha, a Sacred Drama.
Welcome to my eyes as rising sun to new recovered sight.
C. Machlin.
Welcome to mine eyes as is the day-spring from
the morning's womb unto the wretch whose nights are tedious.
Play, Second Maiden's Tragedy.
as Aurora the messenger of

light to those

who have

suffered a long tedious night. Play,

WEL
Emilia.

Dryden.

More welcome

C. Beckingham.

as the light to cheerful

these eyes than was the

to

J. Corye.

as the sun.

Dryden 's Miscellany.

in winter are.

after sable night in

as the lark's delightful tune at the

as earliest light to the infant world.

disordered chaos.

den.

Jago.

dawn of day.

bright
birds.

morn

as the approach of opening

silence hushed.

as winter's sun, or

Centlivre.

than the wandering seaman's

star,

when

W. Davenant.

Sir

to the

as suns

Dry-

as a winter's sun.

storms with fairer beams returning.

as

as

More welcome

in the night the

ceaseless war, until his bark so long

to rags are blown.

summer's shade. T. Killigrew.

fresh water to sea-beaten men. Play, Leir.

make

R. Baron.

first light

is tost,

day

Potter

that

winds

its sails

after a night of

Eschylus.

As

and quiet morn to seamen after storm


and tedious minutes of tempestuous night. Play, Traitor
the early light and

Himself.

to

hope

still

which the tossed mariner beyond

as land

To wind-bound

Potter's Eschylus.

descries.

his

mariners

most welcome blow the breezy zephyr through the whistling


Greene

shrouds.

Manuch.
man.

den ease
ing

to

to

Play, Leir.

to

that are

is

wet with

As

to the year.

fy

W. Browne, 8f
More welcome
Miscellany.
As wel-

Hersilia;

Marmion.

Poetical

Theobald.

as the flowers in
fy

others.

upon a rigorous
May. The Cloud

moistening showers
kindly showers
as

unto the parched ground. Play, Leir.

long parched earth. Dryden.

mountains flow
Greene

soft
fy

as the

as

to

Most welcome

to the thirsty

showers the pearly daughters of the

Pyes Pindar.

air in heat's extremity.

as sud-

prolific April's tears. /. Smith.

Romulus

King, Archibald Maclaren,

Seward.

sunshine heat to teem-

soul as a kind spring that treads

winter's heels.

clouds.

C.

sound health-

Crown.

in pain. J.

as spring

my

as

one

than the approach of spring.

come

with sickness. Chapman.

meadows

as sleep.

men oppressed

as the spring. Play,

others.

Welcome

wearied nature. Play, Valiant Welsh-

as sleep to the traveller.

ful sleep to

Pyes Pindar.

fy

as sleep

Welcome

T. Heywood.

as

to

me

as cool fresh

Favonian gales. A.

dews of heaven. R. Bloomfield.

as

morning

dew to

WHI
T. Middleton:- as dewy cherries

roses.

June. Scott ofAmwell.

souls in Paradise bestow

upon a new inhabitant who comes

to

be

to

Fatal Falsehood.

taste their blessedness. Play,

Heaven more welcome than


steaming with

tars

to the taste in

expected such a welcome as happy

It shall

the rich incense of a hundred al-

Welcome as shady

Cumberland.

sacrifice.

lanes to travellers at noon. Scott of

water to a thirsty man. J. Shirley.

Amw ell. as

a draught of

as the liquid lapse of

fountain to the thirsty traveller. Potter's Eschylus.


to the covetous eye.

ing harmony. Glapthorne.

as

victory.

Higgons.
toils

Welcome

Play, heir.

Dryden.

as a king.

as

as

N.

open

the gods bestow success.

me

air to prisoners.

as victory,

life,

Lee.

to

Welcome
Greene

fy

as gold

as

charm-

Suckling.

and fame. Bevil

when on virtuous
Pye's Pindar. Most
as

welcome sound mellifluous odes whose numbers ratify the


voice of fame, and to illustrious worth insure a lasting name.
Ibid.
as knowledge to the wise man's breast. Play, Socrates
Triumphant. as the gentry to the town after a long and hard
as is the journey's end to weary travelvacation. Marmion.

lers.

Poole's Parnassus.

WHIRL

the dust as

simooms whirl the sand. Byron.


M. A. Browne.

Whirled

like a leaf in an autumn day.

WHISPERING like

WHITE

winds ere hurricanes

as innocence.

Beaumont

8?

arise.

Dryden.

Fletcher, Jonson, fy others.

This repentance makes thee as white as innocence. /. Ford.


as unoffending innocence.

N.

Ro?ve.

as sainted innocence.

C. Manuch. Whiter than the ivory throne of sainted innocence.


Earl of Carlisle. White as spotless innocence. Poetical Caas truth. Beaumont fy
lendar.
as maiden purity. Landon.
A soul as white
as virtue. W. Havard.
Fletcher, Whitehead.

Beaumont 8$ Fletcher. as heaven. Play, Untrussing


as the light. Sacred
Humourous
Poet.
as day. Carew.
of
Whiter than the new-born light struck out of chaos
Script.
by the Maker's hand in earnest of creation. Cumberland.
as heaven.
the

WH

White as the sunshine streams though vernal clouds. Akenside.


White as the moon from the clouds of night when its edge
emerges from the darkness which covers its orb. Ossian.
White as moonshine in a winter's night. E. Ward. as the
milky way.

/. Fountain,

high court.

Beaumont

Durfey.

as the

Fletcher.

ty

way that leads

to Jove's

Sacred Script.,

as snow.

winter snow. Drayton, Carew,


snow.

of winter snow. Dryden's Miscellany.


Play, Hippolitus. a
of snow. Play, Spanish Bawd.
Christmas snow. W.
Mickle. January's snow. DrayWhiter than winter when
clad
snow. A. Cowley.
HyWhite
than snow on
Sir W.
perborean snow. Thomson.
driven snow. Spenser, Shake
driven snow.

the
snow. Jonson, G. Sandys,
Chaucer,

ty others.

as

others.

fy

as flaky

as flakes

flake

as

as

as

J.

ton.

in

it is

as

Jones.

winter's breast.

as

spear, 8$ others.

Chetwood, in

The

fleecy snows.

fresh falling

as

others.

fy

snow.

as falling

Lilly.

as winter's

Drydens Miscellany.

Vestriad, a

Whiter than the

Whiter and

Poem.

softer than

snowy down that falls from heaven. William Roberts.


White as new fallen snow. Chaucer, T. Middleton, fy others.
Whiter than snow new fallen from heaven. Suckling. White
as new fallen snow on untrodden mountains. Quarles.
as new
fallen snow that spreads its plumes on Atlas' bleaky head.
Poetical Calendar. As the new fallen snow when never yet the

the

sullying sun hath seen

and tainted
stained

Barnes.
nine.

by

its

its

fall

as purest

snow

bleached snow.

as

pureness

snow.

skies.

Youth's Comedy.
fy

morning snow.

as the fanned

is

B.

on the top of aged AppeSir W. Scott.


as
Whiter than the snow that lies un-

Shakespear, Beaumont,

Play,

its

as the pure

that falls

snow. C. Cotton, J. Hervey,

Southey.

snow ere

Landon.

by the breath of southern

mountain snow.

thorne.

as the

as spotless snow.

unsullied snow. Jenyns.


sullied

below.

Doyne's Tasso.

warm zephyr touched

purity, nor the

Southey.

it.

that

is

fy others.

as the

as

the

Whiter than virgin

as infant snow.

C. Cotton.

snow

blast twice over. Shakespear.

others.

Addison.

as

bolted

Glap-

unsunned snow.

by

as Alpine snow.

the northern

Tomhis, Lee,

WHI

as the snow upon the Alpine cliff. Doyne's Tasso.


8f others.
White as the snowy fleece that clothes the Alpine ridge. W.
Hamilton. Whiter than frozen Appenine. Spenser. than are
the snowy Appenines. Plays, Taming of a Shrew, Solomon ty
Perseda.
White as snow hills glistening in the moon's pale

Mickle's Lusiad.

light.

Rhodius
snow.

Albert, a

Dry den.

as drifted snow.

Poem ;

fy

others.

as untrod snow. L.

Preston's

App.

as drifts of Thracian

Machin, G. Sandys.

as

snow upon the mountain's tops. Pix. Whiter than untrod


snow on mountains. Poetical Recreations. White as Lapland
Whiter than
snow. Aurelia, a Poem ; James Montgomery.
White as snowy
winter when it is clad in snow. A. Cowley.
woods. W. Browne. White as on starry nights the feathered
snow. C. Beckingham. Whiter than Venus' foot, young Hebe's
White as the foam of streams.
neck, or Juno's arms. Jonson.
the

as foamy waves that


as the foam of the waves. Ibid.
by turns amidst rocks. Ibid. More white than Neptune's
foamy face. Sir P. Sidney. than the foam of the main when
than
the waves roll beneath the wrath of the winds. Ossian.
White as the foam of the
the foam of the rolling ocean. Ibid.
as wintry foam. The Vestriad, a Poem.
troubled sea. Ibid.

Ossian.

rise

as the ocean spray.

M. R.

Mitford.

as the sea spray.

Weber's Old Metrical Romances,

as a swan.

Landon.

Gower,

Whiter than the silver swan. Carew, Poetical Calendar.


White as swans are in their prime. Adams, in Dryden's Miscel-

others.

lany.

as the

Southey.

Cowley.

bosom of a swan.

Ossian.

as the swan's

breast.

Whiter than the snowy feathers of Leda's swans. A,


White as down. Shakespear, Milton, fy others. White

down of swans. Play, Nero's Tragedy ; E. RaWhite and soft as the down on the swan's bosom. W.
Habington. White as the downy swan. M. Robinson.
More

and

soft as the

venscroft.

white and soft than swanny down.

Poems fy Essays, 1673.


White as the dowji of Venus' doves. R. Baron. Whiter than Venus' doves, and softer than the down beneath their wings. /.
Banks. White as Venus' dove. R. Greene. as the whitest dove's

WHI
unsullied breast.

more
lei/.

White

spotless silver

as the

arm of ivory. Herrick.


White

soms. C. Cotton.

the
White

as

as a

lily.

as the unsullied lily

as rising

virgin

was her

fy

soul.

or as falling snow.

Whiter than

Durfey.

snow new

or

Pe-

Fletcher,

<

fy

others.

others.

Poole's Parnassus.

White and spotit. Dimond.

cup ere sun or rain hath freckled

lilies,

lilies.

pearls, or

Chaucer, Sidney,

as the lovely lily of the vale. Southey.

less as the lily's

as pearl. Sir

as the spring's early blos-

Chaucer, Beaumont

lily flower.

Whiter than

White

dove was not

turtles. /. Shir-

Charlemagne, a Poem,

as orient pearls. Sylvester;

as the pearls of dew. Landon.

lops'

Paphian

as the spotless ermine. Poole's Parnassus.

W.Scott.

The

Addison.

white. G. Sandys.

W. Davenant.

as

virgin growth,

White as the garden

E. Sherburne.

fallen.

Sir

lilies in their

lily,

pyren snow, or rocks of crystal hardened by the sun. T. Heywood.


Whiter than whitest lilies, or snow, or whitest swans.
Herrick.
White as a daisy. Chaucer, R. Burns. as a snow-

W.

drop.
Tate.

J. Mickle.

More

as

J. Webster,

white than opening leaves of jessamine. Play,

White as

Alarbas.

a blooming hawthorn.

silver.

Play, Herod

fy

Antipater.

as

R. Greene, Jonson, fy
others.
Whiter than the ivory arm bestowed by Jove on
Pelops. W. Cowper.
White as Pelops' shoulder. W. Browne,

burnished

M.

silver.

Stevenson.

Sylvester.

as ivory.

as the Ethiop's tooth.

Shakespear.

as bear's

Whiter
Play, If you know not me you know nobody.
than is the Alpine crystal mould. Play, Taming of a Shrew.
teeth.

White

W. Wordsworth.

like marble.

Dodsley's Collection.
Offering.

as polished marble.

as Parian marble. Durfey, Friendship's

Whiter than Parian stone. Polwheles Theocritus.

White as alabaster. C. Cotton, ty others. as polished alabaster.


Behn. White and smooth like the polished alabaster. Burton's
Anatomy of Melancholy. White as the purest statuary marble.

Sir

W.

Scott.

Sir P. Sidney, Gay,

as

cheese

new

as
fy

Albion rocks.
others.

pressed. Jonson.

Drayton.

as curds.

and cream. Motteux.


as milk. Sacred Script.,

as curds

WIL
Chaucer,

fy others,

Chaucer, Beaumont,

as morning's milk.

as the purest morning's milk.

others.

a sheet. Fanshaw, T. Holcroft,

ty

/. Ford, C. Cotton,
fy others.

Sacred

as wool.

8f

White as

Tatham.

Face, as white as

others.

White

Ward's Gentle Shepherd.

death.

/.

as blanched almonds.

Script.,

W. Cartwright,

as the fleece that decks the vernal sky. Poetical

Calendar.
Whiter than new yeaned lambs. Sir C. Sedley.
White as chalk. Chaucer. -as flour. Chaucer, Weber's Old
Metrical Romances.
as whalebone. Henry Earl of Surrey,

Turbervile,

Whiter than a swan,

others.

fy

silver,

snow,

lilies.

Jonson.

WHOLE

WHOLESOME
WIDE

Beaumont

as a fish.

as the

Thomas

tent.

as nature's sphere. Akenside.

Thy fame
Wide

Stanley.

Cumberland.

Wide

Goring.

Ward.

M.

as the distant poles.

as the poles.

as

Chapman.

air.

Watts, Pollok.

as the heavens.

E. Young.

morning

E. Young.

as creation.

as the world.

wide as day.

J. Shirley.

as the arch of heaven.

Wide asunder

Bladen.

as the starry poles of heaven's ex-

from the north

as the Atlantic

Lansdowne.

Wide

as the

to southern skies.

A.

as earth.

and Pacific

as hell. Play,

E.

Stretch as

morn her golden beams

as
Cowley. as the
Dyer. as seas

Marmion.

as the air.

the globe. Dyer.

spread wide

shall

as the sun displays his vital fire. Pope.

extend. Pope.

Fletcher, Ravenscroft, 8$ others.

<$

as a trout. /. Skelton.

air's vital fluid o'er

Watts.

sea.

seas.

The True Trojans

lowest hell stands off from heaven. Cumberland.

A.

and land.
Hill.

as

as a church-

door. Shakespear, Otway.

WILD

than

W. Coivper. Wilder
Beaumont % Fletcher.
Wild as winter. Beaumont fy Fletcher, Burns. as March. C.
Johnson.
as flame, or winter. R.
as the lightning. Watts.
as frenzy.

than despair.

Davenport.

phy.

as

N.

Savage.

Lee.

as storms.

as madness.

destruction.

Settle.

as the tempest's rage.

Beaumont fy Fletcher, J. Shirley,


raging winds. Play, Zelmane ; W. Richardson.
as the wind.

fy

Murothers.

Wild as

WIL
the winds, as raging, and impetuous. Durfey.

sweep the

Dryden.

deserts.

Wild

as winds

that

as winter winds his pas-

W. Shirley. Wilder than the winter wind. /. Hogg.


Wild as ocean's gale. Sir W. Scott. as the autumnal gust.

sions rage.

Coleridge.

as the raging main.

Pope.

Wilder than the raging

Francis.

Wild

as

sea.

angry

seas.

P.

Poetical Calendar.

deep chafed by the tempest. W. RichardWild and ungovernable as the sea, or wind. Cohnan.
as the wave. Burns.
as the waves of wintry sea. Ismael FitzWilder
adam.
as billows. Sir W. Scott; Rome, a Poem.
than winds or waves. Congreve.
Wild as winds and righting
seas. Thomson. Wilder than a lion. Lidgate. Wild as a Rusas the roaring

son.

T. Middleton.

sian bear.

wolves

as a wolf. Davenport.

in plains, or bears in forests.

Play,

or tigers.

Shakespear.

Merry Milkmaids.

as Thessalian bulls.

Dryden.

Wild

Wilder than

than wolves
young
a buck.

as

R. Barfor d.

bulls.

as

others.
More wild and
fy
buck or doe. Barclay. Wild and wanton
as the colts that through
as a colt in a common. Odingsells.
the commons run. Thomson.
Wild and skittish as an unbacked colt. Duffett. as hawks. Burgoyne. as the scream
of the curlew. Sir W. Scott.
as haggards of the rock. Shakespear.
as the chanting thrush upon the spray. Gay.
as
Wild as a woodbine up
cowslips in the dale. R. Bloomfield.

Beaumont

fy

Fletcher, J. Davies,

wanton than

either

I grew. Ibid.

WILLING

as holy anchorets surrender their white souls to holy

angels. Play,

WILY

as an old fox.

codile.

Charles the First.


Sir

W.

Scott.

as oracles.

the cro-

the wind. Jonson.

T. Killigrerv.

Minerva. J. Mottley, Glover,


more.

More wily than

W. Hodson.

WINGED as
WISE

King

as Lucifer.

of Newcastle,

as

as Apollo.

fy others.

E.Young.

8$ others.

as

William Hett.

as

as an angel. Black-

Solomon. Barclay, Duchess

Socrates.

E. Young.

as Cato.

WRE
Paradise of Dainty Devices.
pents. Sacred Script.,

WITHER
Schiller.

and

as a bishop.

Cibber.

as ser-

of death. The Robbers, Play from

like the stroke

others.

as plants beneath a hostile sky. Merrick.

at that piteous sight as early

Withered

blossoms are with eastern blasts.

Withered like the leaf of autumn. John Home.


Withered and desolate as leaf in autumn which the wolfish

Dryden.

winds selecting from

its

falling sisters, chase far

grove to lifeless wastes, and leave

Wither

Pollok.

it

like a shrivelled flower.

flower in wintry gales. James Ralph.

Durfey.
ed,

Script.

Withered

is

Dead Sea

air.

like hay.

T. Moore.

native

its

Gay.

like a

its

bed of life, witherSacred

herb.

like a blasted sapling.

Withering

Wyatt, Spenser.

The

faded

like a blasted flower.

as the green

Withered up

like grass. Ibid.

Shakespear.
as the

Ibid.

from

like a sweet flower cropt

shrunk up, and pale.

from

there alone to be forgotten.

reputation of a

like that chaste flower the amaranthus,

which

is

woman

no sooner

touched but withers. C. Bullock.

WITTY as youthful

poets in their wine. Sir W. Davenant.

More

wit than Mercury, or his son Autolychus, that was able to

change black into white. Marmion.

WORSE

Knack to know a Knave, Faithful


Hate them worse than hell. Play, Lady
Worse than all hell's pains.
Alimony ; A. Hill, % others.
than stings of scorpions. Peaps.
Worse to me
Havard.
than plague, pestilence, and famine, W. Tavemer, T. Holcroft.
than death. Plays,

Shepherd,

fy

others.

than
than

a poisonous mineral. Delap.

human

torture.

Edward

than murder.
than shame.
Ibid.

Stanley.

C.

Johnson.

WORTH.

More worth

than

all

the treasure locked

up

in the

heart of earth. Marmion.

WRATHFUL as
WRETCHED.

a storm. Ossian.

More wretched

than the slave

who

toils

the burning sky of the torrid zone, or the criminal

beneath

who

is

W RI
doomed

to a life

of exile amidst the eternal rigour of a Si-

berian winter. Reine Canziani.

WRINKLED
a tortoise.
lands.

as a baboon.

Randolph.

A skin wrinkled like

Mrs. Cowley.

Stiffly

wrinkled as frozen ploughed

R. Brome.

Y.

lELL

as lion's whelps. Sacred Script.

like furious whelps.

Broome.

YELLOW as gold.

Weber's Old Metrical Romances

as amber. Byron.

as

Romances,

fy

a quince.

Moliere, Berwick

others.

L. Wager.

wax. Chaucer; Weber's Old Metrical

as foot of kite. Barclay, Davenant.


edit.

1771.

as

as ripened quinces.

Congreve.

YIELD

as a ridge of dark clouds before a blast of wind.

YOUNG as

the infant day. Behn.

Young and

Ossian.

cheerful as the

Beaumont fy Fletcher,
Behn, fy others.
as the dawning morn. W. Thompson.
as
Aurora's dawn. Durfey. Like a day dawn she was young and
day.

R. Bloomfield.

pure. Byron.

Young

as the morning.

Young
Young and

as the spring. Behn, Gildon.

and active as the spring.

Play, Stepmother.

blooming^as the spring. Fielding. Young and gay as newborn spring. Behn.
Young as the infant blossoms of the
spring, and fragrant as the odours which they bring. Durfey.
Young and gay in beauty's bloom, like the sweet month of

May. /. Hughes. as April. T. Brerewood. as the Hours.


as the dew. John Hamilton.
as the April
W. Cartwright.
as the rose-bud. Durfey.
bud. Sir W. Davenant.
as the
budding rose. Behn. Young and gay as April flowers. Ibid.
Young and pretty as an angel. W. Popple.
as Hebe. W.
Popple, R. Lloyd, ty others.
Young like Apollo. Lansdowne.

as

Cupid. Play,

How

to choose

a good Wife.

ZE A
YOUTHFUL

as the

morn. Beaumont

Fletcher.

the
month
Hebe.
as

W. Cartwright. Youthful and blooming as


of May. T. Betterton, in Miscellaneous Poems.
day.

Mrs.

S. Gunning.

Z.

JEALOUS

as a

dog

for a bone. Jonson.

early-

the
as

MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS,
SHOWING

THE COMPARATIVE EXCELLENCE OF VARIOUS WRITERS

IN THE ART OF DESCRIPTION.

MORNING. DEW.

SUN.

W HEN Phoebus
And Dame Aurora
The herbs and

And hung her

'gan his glist'ring

beams

to shew,

with most joyful cheere

flowers did moisten with her dew,


silver

drops like pearles fine

On every bush which 'gainst the sun did shine,


And shew themselves so orient and so cleare
On every valley, hill, and pleasant green,
In morning when the crimson clouds appear,

And

in the skies

most beautiful are seen,

Until the heat of Phoebus' glist'ring beams

Dries up their moisture with his fiery streames.


Lidgate.

Dame Aurora
Began her

And

cast

beautiful and bright,

face out of the East to shew,

on herbs and flowers her

silver

dew.
Ibid.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Aurora with her silver showers,


had begun to wet,
And all bedewed the blooming silver flowers,
As lilies, cowslips, and sweet margaret
And made them spread their leaves both fresh and
Which had been closed up by glooming night.
fair

The

fragrant roses

bright,

Lidgate.

See Aurora puts on her crimson blush,

And with resplendent


Of yon aspiring hill
!

rays gilds o'er the top

the pearly dew

Hangs on the rose-bud's cheek, and knowing


Must be anon exhaled, for sorrow shrinks

it

Itself into a tear.

Lewis Sharp, 1640.

The

lyric larks practise their sweetest strain,

Aurora's early blush to entertain.


Poole's Parnassus.

The

And

early lark
sings her

mounts from the sullen earth,


hymns to welcome in the light.
Ibid.

The ruddy
Out of the

horses of the rosy


eastern gates

Their blushing mistress

Morn

had newly borne


in

her golden chair,

Spreading new light throughout our hemisphere.


Ibid.

The Morning now

in colours richly dight,

Stepp'd o'er the Eastern thresholds.


Ibid.

Now Morn

her rosy steps

in the eastern clime

Advancing, sow'd the earth with orient pearl.


Milton.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

When the next morning had renew'd the day,


And the early twilight now had chas'd away
The pride of Night, and made her lay aside
Her spangled robes, the lily-handed Morn
Saw Phcebus stealing dew from Ceres' corn.
Poole's Parnassus.

The Morning
Surveyed the

sitting in a throne

of gold

earth.
Ibid.

The

cheerful

Clad

Lady of the

Light,

in her saffron robe,

Dispers'd her beams through ev'ry part

Of the enflower'd globe.


Ibid.

Aurora

Threw

rose,

and from her orient

tresses

the light.
Ibid.

Then Aurora

richly dight

In an azure mantle

fair,

Fring'd about with silver bright

Pearl dews dropping through the air

Hung

the gate with golden tissues,

Where Hyperion's

chariot issues.
Ibid.

Now

was the eastern sky-dyed purple spread

For fair Aurora's radiant feet to tread,


She mounts serene, and with mild dawning
Smiles on the low'ring dusky face of night.

light

Blachmore.
Delightful

morn

And

thou,

sun,

sweet blossom of the day

by whom the

distant hills

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

With

lustre bright are ting'd

While

in the flow'ry

meads

how sweet your reign

the lambkins sport.

Behold the lark already on the wing


Scarce gives the sun-beams time to light the
So eager to salute the new-born day

earth,

David Ogborne.
But now the morn rose from her Phrygian

And

wiping her dew'd locks she did expel

The

night's cold darkness, blushing on the

That follows

her.

cell,

sun

Bright Lucifer was one

O' the last that wooes her with


But now resigns the sky.

his parting glances,

Translation of Statius Thebaid. 1649.

Now

opening morn the orient decks with red,

And fair Aurora

leaves Tithonus' bed

Soft vernal gales dispense a sweet perfume,

And

smiling Flora wantons in her

In verdant vesture

fields

Unnumber'd beauties

and

trees

bloom
appear

paint the genial year

While choral lays from

all

the feather'd train

Swell the sweet concert and delight the plain.

W. Mavor.

The morn

returns, the face of rising

Shines beauty on the world

day

the genial flow'rs

Shake the damp load of nightly dews away


And open to the sun all nature smiles
The whole creation feels the influence

Of the

diffusive joy.

W. Havard.

The morn
Rises upon

With her

And

my thoughts,

her silver hand

fair pencil strikes

the darkness out,

paints the glorious face of day.


Ibid.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

How

glorious

is

morn

the

how sweet

the air

Perfum'd with fragrant odours that the sun


Exhaleth from the flowers of the earth

Hark

Do

how the

birds, those warbling choristers,

and sweetly sing

strain their pretty throats,

Glad hymns

who made

to him,

this glorious light.

William Harrison.
Fair rob'd Aurora from the bright'ning East

Began her roseate beauties


Scatt'ring refulgence

And wide

to display,

from her radiant breast,

unbarr'd the golden gates of day.

The Shamrock.

Now breaks
To

The
Is

life

its

light of

The dew,

genial source,

that stole in silent

its soft

refreshing

nature, parch'd

heaven

has given

grand diurnal course

his

lend

the

morn

glorious orb,

on

To
To

the

sleeping nature

by

hour

power

the bright ray

That gives the life and glare to day,


Now flies in vapour from the beam

That scares it with refulgent gleam,


But as it rolls away on wind
It leaves some sparkling pearls behind
As pure, as pensive, and as clear,
As falls the bosom's warmest tear,
When o'er some dear, lamented dead,

The

mournful gem

silent

is

shed.

The Cossack, a Poem, by Ely. 1815.

The morning breaketh

forth in crimson,

and the beauteous

flowers of the field spread wide their odorous cups to drink the

blooming influence of the

rising genial sun.

George Smith Green.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

The sky was clear, the air was still,


The sun had gilt the eastern hill
The silver dews impearl'd the ground,

And

nature breath'd her fragrance round

The

wild musicians of the grove,

Attun'd their

And

little

songs to love,

ev'ry throat from ev'ry spray,

With rapture

hail'd the rising day.

The Shamrock.
Behold the ocean

in a

calm subside,

Grey on the rocks the morning cheers the sight,


Soon will the sun glow in his eastern pride,
Diffusing round a trembling flood of light.

W. Churchey.

The opening

eye-lids of the dawn,

smiling glance threw o'er the lawn,

Where dew-drops

And

gossamers

Like

veil

glitter'd in the ray,

all

sparkling lay

bespangled

all

with gold,

And thrown

in

O'er the

head of damsel gay,

To

fair

many

a careless fold

hide her beauties from the day.

Lay of the

Scottish Fiddle, a

Poem.

'Twas morning, and the glorious sun was risen

From

his bright

chamber

in the rosy East,

Bursting, as if with joy, his misty prison,

To

shine

The

upon the ocean's sparkling breast


twinkled in the West

last star feebly

light breeze rippled o'er the

dancing sea.

Ada, a Poem, by

M.A.

Soft the smile

Of orient morn, and sweet


Of Zephyr rising from the

the rustling wing

waste of flowers

Browne.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

And

breathing fragrance.-^But, nor orient morn,

Nor
Nor

fragrant Zephyr, nor Arabian climes,

gilded ceilings, can relieve the soul

Pining in thraldom.
TV.

....

Methinks

Eternal painter,

Richardson.

I see the sun,

now begin

to rise

And limn the heavens in vermilion dye,


And having dipt his pencil aptly fram'd
Already in the colour of the morn,

With various temper he doth mix


Darkness and light.
Prologue

The sun doth

rise,

to Phillis

in

one

of Scyros, old Play. 1655.

and shuts the

lids

of

all

heaven's lesser

eyes.

Poole's Parnassus.

The

illustrious officer of

day

First worshipp'd in the East, 'gins to display

The

glory of his beams

then buds unfold

Their chary leaves, each dew-drown'd marigold


Insensibly doth

Each

violet lifts

stir itself

up

and spread

his pensive head.


Ibid.

The sun through

fleecy clouds a silver train

Shoots o'er the shining level of the main,

Mild yet majestic

He

and through earth renown'd,


around

reigns, diffusing radiant bliss

Such boundless good

No

his

beams disperse abroad,

wonder Heathens take him

for a god.
TV.

Lo when thy orient beams arise,


And dissipate the gloom of night,
!

Churchey.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Thy

milder glories spreading through the skies,

Shoot from the east thy morning light


O'er

all

And

the sheen level of th' expanded main

the dew-bespangled plain,


:

But when thy fervent fulgency declines,


And thy broad beam with warming lustre shines,
Less bright tho' not less glorious, sinks away
Into the western main thy crimson ray,
Fringing

first

with streaks of gold

The edges of yon fleecy cloud,


As if thy skirts we did behold
Blazing down the western road.
l

Behold the ocean

Grey on
Soon

in a

W. Churchey.

calm subside,

the rocks the morning cheers the sight

will the

sun glow in his eastern pride,

Diffusing round a trembling flood of light.


Ibid.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Bursting to being rose the golden ray,

And instant, streaming through th' admiring fields


Of nature, brighter and more bright appear'd
All-glorious,

till

resistless

splendour beam'd

In mild repose within the dark blue vault.

George Tonmsend.

Now

fades the night, and in the horizon low

The first bright streaks that tint the morning,


The sun now rises as Aurora flies,

glow.

And

paints with thousand hues the golden skies

Drinks the moist vapours with

And

his flaming ray,

pours from heav'n the blazing floods of day.


Lucien Bonaparte's Charlemagne translated.

Oft

at the

Its rage,

break of morn the north wind pours

announcing tempest as

it

roars

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

The

dreadful blast that congregates the clouds,

With threat'ning gloom the broad horizon shrouds


The wary pilot, seiz'd with inward fright,

Wide

o'er the sea

extends his watchful sight

That dreads the storm when lo the orb of day


Bursts on the firmament with sudden ray,
:

Dissolves the vapours,

And

fires the

Charlemagne

Luc'ten Bonaparte's

And

ethereal plain,

calms the tumults of the billowy main.

you, dear daughters of the

humid

translated.

air,

Begotten by the influence of the moon,

You

fruitful nourishers

Fresh morning dews,

of herbs and flowers,

now shut your

For now the fields have


And meads have drunk

silver urns,

satisfied their thirst,

their

fill.

Prologue

to Phillis

of Scyros.

Gently-falling pearly dew,

Liquid diamonds of the morn,

Which various

glist'ring to the view,

Pendant from the leaf or thorn,

The pomp of nature's dress declare,


And make the morning's self more fair.
Paraphrase on

the

Song of The Three Children.

All wan and shiv'ring in the leafless


The sad anemone reclined her head,

glade,

Grief on her cheeks had paled the roseate hue,

And

her sweet eye-lids dropp'd with pearly dew.

Darwin.

The

pearly dews which youthful

May

Scatters before the rising day.


Poole's Parnassus.

Gems which adorn

the beauteous tresses of the weeping morn.


Ibid.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

O, beauteous regent of the night,


In haste withdraw thy silver beam

For

see,

with gleams of crimson light

The dawn

has ting'd yon eastern stream.

Son of the morn


Celestial

gem

O bid yon
And

cerulean

of purest ray

fire

rear of night retire,

usher in the golden day.

And swiftly through the yielding air


On silent plumes, ye young hours, glide,
And to Aurora's bow'r repair,
To

dress her

up

in

purple pride.

See, where she springs from Tithon's bed,

Her

op'ning eye -lids joy diffuse,

Sweet rosy smiles her cheeks o'erspread,


Her tresses drop with tepid dews.
See jocund morn her gates unfold,

And
And

nature gratulates the sight,

now, too gorgeous to behold,

Proceeds the imperial lord of light.

Thomas Pearson.

DAY.

NIGHT.

MOON. STARS.

as when the sun


Mounts up Olympus' hill, the spangled lights
Shrink in their beams and disappear till night
Calls forth her ornaments.

John Bancroft. 1679.

For when the sun,

Eye of the

rich father of the day,

world, king of the spangled vale,

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES,

Had run the circuit of the horizon,


And that Arctophylax, the night's bright star,
Had brought fair Luna from the purpled main,
To lend her light to weary travellers,
Then

'twas

my chance

to arrive at Osrick's house.

Old Play, Knack


......

What

a sweet thing

to

know a Knave. 1594.

is

night

No whisp'ring but of leaves on which the breath


Of heaven plays music to the birds that slumber.
/. Shirley.

Wherefore as soon as Phoebus

Dame Luna's
And burning
His

light

and

fair,

stars did stain,

in the fiery chair

startling steeds haled forth amain,

The Earl then

call'd his council

sage

Poem, Battle of Floddon.

The flush that glow'd along the western sky,


Has sunk beneath its purple canopy
And night, with stealthy pace her dark coursers
Leads up the steep ascent of heav'n, e'en now
Her harbinger, the moon, with crescent faint

Precedes her

silent

march
Author of The Times, a Poem.

Lo

on the verge of yonder fleecy cloud,

How
Her

silent glides the silver

queen of night,

gentle radiance gleaming through the void,

Piercing the shade of yon embow'ring grove.

Methinks the hand of ever-bounteous Nature


O'er the

still

That with

face of night such beauties pours,

tranquillity inspire the mind,

Infusing peaceful joy that soothes the soul.

Herminius

8$

Espasia, by Hart.

But see the sun has set, and now to bless


With quietness and beauty, softer far

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Than that of day, with pensive tenderness


As best befits the scene, the evening star
Lights up

its

trembling lamp, to greet pale Cynthia's car.

Bernard Barton.
It

For

lo

The summits of the

Now

must be

late,

the moon, which only seem'd to

tip,

grove, advanc'd in glory,

pours a silver deluge o'er the night

Near mounted

to her noon.

W. Thompson.

Thou moon,

fair

regent of the lonely hours,

Bright walking through mid heaven, whose lovely smiles

Renew the day, who deck'st with silver robe


The Ethiop night, as through mid heaven thou
Pale shining

to the lonely

walk'st

hours confess

Confess for ever to each conscious night

Thy

architect divine.

Miscellany of Poems, by J. Husbands.


Cynthia, companion of the Night,
With shining brand lightening his ebon car,
Whose axle-tree was jet enchas'd with stars,

And

roof with shining ravens' feathers

ceil'd.

George Peele.

Dark came

Now

the evening on, and the pale

faintly

moon

glimmering through a wintry cloud,

Shed her dim horrors

o'er the

shadowy

earth.

Cumberland.

Now

eve crept

Dusky

silent on,

and threw her

veil o'er nature's face.

nor would I

At dewy eve

To

to wander,

Ibid.

fail

when

the sun

his pale sister's milder rule resigns

The

cloudless skies,

who

as she rises spreads

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Her

silver

Of yonder

beams, and the snow-mantled tops

mountains with a yellow hue

Faint tinges, one expanded sheet of light

George Keate.

Diffusing.

And

as the

moon

with borrow'd light displays

Reflected beams, sent from the sun's bright rays

So from the Sun of Righteousness

The

divine,

do

saints with perfect comeliness

shine.

Old Play, Youth's Comedy.

How calm
Like a

this

hour

from that thin fleecy cloud,

fair virgin veil'd, the

moon

looks out

With such serene and sweet benignity


That night unknits his gloomy brows and

smiles.

Play, Sulieman.

How

calm and placid

is this

The moon from her high

scene

tabernacle bright

With burnish'd silver, looks directly down


the smooth bosom of th' unruffled lake,
That far and wide reflects the radiant blaze.
How calm and how serene the sky
The Indians, a Tragedy.

On

Now

night's pale

With

The

queen

in

majesty serene,

silver radiance ting'd the

solemn scene

light that trembling gilds the starry plain,

Stream'd o'er the rocks and far illumin'd main.

John Ogilvie.
Rising above the silent wood,
Night's regent pour'd a silver flood,

And bright
On many a

her

glitt'ring

spangles

fell

sleeping floweret's bell.

Miss Holford's Margaret of Anjou, a Poem.

DESCRIPTIVE -PASSAGES.

The moon

And

diffuses peaceful light,

o'er the

waves her trembling lustre


;

John Bidlake.

Now
And

moon upon

plays the silver


all

the sea,

the train of twinkling stars adorn

The hollow compass of our heaven's sphere.


Play, Knack to know an Honest Man.

The
Arose

Her path

And

silver

queen of night

in full-orb'd lustre,

and began

majestic through the blue serene,

threw her

silver light o'er half the world.

George Townsend.

thou

meek orb

that stealing o'er the dale

Cheer'st with thy modest

On

beams

the

noon of night,

the smooth lake diffusing silv'ry light

Sublimely

still,

and beautifully

pale.

Mary
fair

Even

Venus

Robinson.

shines

in the eye of day, with sweetest

beam

Propitious shines, and shakes a trembling flood

Of soften'd radiance from her dewy locks.


The shadows spread apace while meeken'd eve,
Her cheek yet warm with blushes, slow retires
Through the Hesperian gardens of the West,

And

shuts the gates of day.

A. L.

The moon
The
So,

lifts

veil,

her silvery lamp on high

little stars their

And to

from her clouded

all-lovely,

Soft gliding,

twinkling rays conceal,

their dens the

powers of darkness

fly.

when the beams of heavenly comfort

Life's fairy visions faintly glide

away

shine,

A thin.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

The

train

That

of Anguish

fly

her light divine,

yields the faithful soul eternal day.

Charles Fox.
All round was

still

the noon of night


up the unclouded sky

and calm

Was

fast

The

glorious

And

shed her silvery splendour far and nigh.

No

approaching

moon pursued

her path of light,

sound, save of the night-wind's gentlest sigh,

Could reach the

ear,

It scarcely stirr'd in

The

and that so

softly blew,

sweeping lightly by,

acacia's airy foliage.

Bernard Barton.

TIME.
See how Time hath turned his restless wheel about, and made
moon and heaven's bright eye gallop the zodiack
and end the year

the silver

George Peele.

SUMMER.
Now

Winter's bleak and gloomy reign

Vanish'd

its

hush'd

clouds

Now Summer

its

in soft whisp'ring

And Nature wakes

is o'er,

tempestuous roar

refresh'd with moistening

Reveals the beauties she conceal'd from

And from beneath

zephyrs woos,

dews

sight,

her veil bursts into light.

Glad Contemplation owns the genial pow'r,

And

sees a Deity in ev'ry flow'r.

The Times, a Poem,

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

AUTUMN.
Now glowing Autumn spreads
Her rainbow tints o'er rip'ning fields and meads.
The orb of day, magnificently bright,
Pours

o'er the earth a flood of

golden

light.

The Times a Poem.


,

BLUSHING.
Sometime the blood down

And up

Sometime she

Now

to her heart did

again into her face would rise

fall,

sometime she shewed

blush'd,

pale,

look'd she down, then cast she up her eyes

among

Yet

still

The

fragrant rose was mix'd with

And though

lily

flower,

would sometimes seem


Yet did the lily hold her wonted place,
Till Nature gave them means again to meet,

And shew

to beautify her colour

the rose

alike within her

comely

to fleet,

face.

Lidgate.

She blush'd

against her will the red

Flush'd in her cheeks, and thence as quickly

fled.

E'en so the purple morning paints the skies,

And

so they whiten at the sun's uprise.

George Sandys.

How

heavenly

a tear shed by

is

filial

the blush of beauty,

when

it

beams through

affection.

The World, a Comedy.

Her cheeks would glow with roses deep as those


Which glister in the eastern fields of heaven,

And

shed the purple morning from their blushes.

W. Thompson.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.
-

This sweet bud,

This blossom of the morning, where like pearls

There hang the

brilliant

Just peeping through

At

its

own

dew-drops,

this soft flower

leaves, then shrinking

its

back

beauties blushing.

John Dillon.

....

The modest

princess blush'd and smil'd

Like to a clear and rosy eventide.

John Dames.
Well does that vermeil
is

tint

become thy maiden cheek,

for

it

the soft test of virgin purity.

Play, Selim

fy

Zuleika.

EYES.
Hear, parent sun

bright eye and monarch of the world.

Peter Motteux.

See the morning star breaks from the east to


great eye

is

tell

the world her

awaked.
Lewis Machin.

Thin clouds

like scarfs

of cobweb lawn veiled heaven's glo-

rious eye.

Michael Drayton.

The sun
to

my

itself,

the eye of the world, shall never be conscious

actions.

Dr. Robert South.

The Sun is

world's eye by P. Massinby John Kirk, golden eye of


Quarles,
refulgent eye of heaven by
eye of day by William Hamilton, the

called

by Gower,

ger, the glorious eye of

day
by Francis
Robert Green, the
;

heaven

world's bright radiant eye.

the

the

the

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

What needs

a tongue to such a speaking eye, that more per-

suades than winning oratory.

Old Play, Edward the Third.

Your eye

discourses with

rhetoric than all the gilded

more

Shakerly Marmion.

tongues of orators.

Her

sparkling eye

is

like the

morning

star.

Joshua Sylvester.

Her

eyes steal their quick lustre from the morning's beams.


Lovibond.

Canst thou with ease resign that heaven of beauty,

And

give those eyes

Those

To

bright

brilliant orbs that

a fairer day,

light a rival to the shrine of love

Herminius
I

morn

rivals of the

beam

ty

Espasia, by Hart.

dare not look upon her eyes, where wronged love

Her
stars

when

sits

like

Nathaniel Field.

the basilisk.

eyes sparkling with great

ire,

resembled properly two

of the night, that shoot forth their brightness upon the earth
all

things be in silence.

Palace of Pleasure, by William Painter.

The bird of night can sooner bear the


Than thou the influence of her eyes,
But with a

sun,

guilty and a downcast look,

Thou art compell'd to own that thou art


By a superior and diviner being aw'd.
John Dennis.

Had

ever eyes such radiance


how meek orb'd
They melt beneath the pearl distilling lids,
Whose shady lashes half impede their beams,

And seem

departing suns 'twixt dripping boughs.


Bertie Greatheed.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Beauty

Hangs

gilds the blushing

morn,

the dew-drop on the thorn,

Paints the rose in richest bloom,


Fills the air

with sweet perfume.

But sweet perfume,

Nor rose in bloom,


Nor dew-drop bright,
Nor morning light,
In charms can

vie,

With woman's eye.


In woman's eye we raptur'd view,
Beauty at once, and pleasure too.
John Kelly.

TEARS.
With

that, the

water in her eie

Arose, that she ne might

And as men
The

leves

sene the

and the

it

stoppe

dew bedroppe

floures eke,

Right so upon her white cheke

The

wofull salt teres

felle.

Gower

And

with the tears that out her eye did

'still,

She did bedew her sad and mournful weed,


And with her hands her golden hair that spread

Abroad upon her back did

And

tear

and break,

therewithal her fresh and roseate hue

That mixed was with lilies in her cheeks,


With weeping and lamenting sore did shew
Like unto herbs and fragrant flowers sweet
In April that with pleasant dews are wet.

Lidgate.
Let

fall

the pearly drops from her fair lamps of light.

Spenser.

DESCRIPTIVE FASSAGES.
Trickling tears, that like two orient pearls did purely shine

upon her snowy cheek.


Spenser.

Her

eyes distilled such abundance of tears as stopped the pas-

sage of her plaints, and

made her seem

more than second Niobe

bewailing her loss under the form of a weeping

flint.

Greene's Arcadia.

saw a cloud hang on that royal brow,


of sorrow in your lovely eyes,

And marks
Down your

rosy cheeks trac'd pearly showers,

Which spoke

the discontent that lodg'd within.

Zelmane.

At

first

she wept

and

as

we

see the sun

Shine through a shower, so look'd her beauteous eyes,


Casting forth light and tears together.

George Granville Lord Lansdowne.

Robb'd of the parent, o'er his funeral bier


We shed what nature prompts the tender

tear.

John Ogilvie.

Her

tears (beauty's expressive rhetoric)

Like drops of weeping roses from the

still,

In silence trickle from her melting eyes

Yet now and then bursts forth a


Soft as the

murmur

soft complaint,

of the bubbling brook.

Benjamin Martyn.

How

beautiful she looks

Grief reigns with

As

if

e'en grief

becomes her

her face,

delighted to be drest in beauty.

Lovely Cleone

Joy

silent pleasure in

wherefore weeps

shall again unveil those

my fair ?

shadow'd eyes,

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.
Shall like the sun drive hence those clouds of sorrow,

The

pride of nature opening to our view.

B. Martyn.

From

the heart that feels

my

warning,

Grateful are the tears that flow,

Pearly drops the flowers adorning,

Grace not more the dewy morning,

Nor such

blessings can bestow.

The Triumph of Time and Truth, an

Oratorio.

Unvalued here
Such

tears

may

fall

but know, each tear will prove

precious pearl in heaven above.


Ibid.

Thou

weep'st I see

there

can no richer pearls add lustre to

a virgin's face than tears which are

distilled for expiation

of a

sin-sick soul.

Old Play,

St. Cecily.

Tears hang on her neck more beautiful than strings of orient


pearl.

John Banks.

She weeps

the tears like oriental pearls drop from her eyes.


Carlell.

The

precious

dew

see, a chain

falls

from those suns above

of pearls hangs on those

lids
Settle.

For

in

your eye

spied a pearl of pity.

W. Rowley.

Meek

pity's pearl oft started in his eye.

Penrose.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Bright in thy sorrows, on


Sits like a

whom

ev'ry tear

wealthy diamond, and inherits

starry lustre from the eye that shed

it.

James Shirley.

And

at

my farewell many

innocent tears

Witness'd her sorrow, clear as April weeps

bosom of the

Into the

spring.
Ibid.

Witness
like, swell

all

those

dewy

tears

which as

pearl,

or diamond-

upon her blushing cheek.


W. Habington.

In tears those eyes cast forth a greater lustre than sparkling


rocks of diamonds inclosed in swelling seas of pearl.

Chapman.

See

how

those tears sprung from her eye,

Like pearls enchased on rubies,

lie

John Dancer.

Look how dark sorrow 's


tears

they

sit

beautified

upon her cheeks

like

how comely she

's

in her

Erythrean pearls enchased

on grounds of true vermilion

Old Play, Bastard. 1652.

Why

dost thou stain thy cheeks,

Those rosy beds, with this unseemly dew ?


Shake off those tears.
Old Play, Grim, the Collier of Croydon.
Such a pearl
(Slipt

The

as this

is

from Aurora's dewy breast)

rose-bud's sweet lip kisses.

Crashaw.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.
these tears of pearly

That drop by drop

steal

dew

from thy languid eyes,

Silently speak the passion of thy soul.

Charles Johnson.

See

how

nature 'gins to

And how

salt tears, like

work
drops of pearly dew,

Fall from his eyes, as sorrowing his offence.

Old Play, Knack

see the pearled

know a Knave.

to

dew drops from her eyes


Anthony Brewer.

Why
Now

drops this pearly dew

blushing like Aurora, the

warm blood

Crimsons thy cheek, now pale as Cynthia's rays.


C. Johnson.

She ceased not from streaming forth

hung on her cheeks

like the

rivulets

of tears, that

drops of pearled dew upon the riches

of Flora.
Greene's Arcadia.

Behold

my

tears

oh,

think them pearled drops distilled

from the heart

Thomas Heywood.
Motionless

She

To

sits,

with eyes fix'd as

if riveted

earth, while tears insensibly steal

Her

down

pensive cheeks, which look like weeping dew,

Fallen on the statue of despair.

Charles Macklin.

Her chaste sighs beget


As that of May.

as sweet a

dew
Thomas Rawlins.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Silence at

dews that

fall

first
then tears
bright drops like May-morn
from the sweet blossomed thorn.

Hall Hartson.
I shall deserve those tears, that

shew

like

dew upon

the

morn-

ing's cheek.

Sir

Why dost

thou weep

Why

solving thus thy sweetness to a


Sir

Tears

falling

W. Davenant.

like distilling roses waste,

dis-

dew ?

W. Davenant) Christopher

from her eyes as

dews

silently as

Bullock.

in

dead of

night.

Dryden.
Distil

mine eyes

dew.

into a

Old Play, Fatal Union.


Tears are the eye's pellucid dews, that

At

Pity's

summons, or

at

Mercy's

fall

call.

Poetical Calendar.

No

friendly voice speaks comfort to her soul,

Nor

soft-eyed Pity drops a melting tear.

Robert Glynn.

Yet far sublimer tasks his genius knew,


'Twas his to grace the cheek with pity's dew.
George Keate.
. .

Wherefore are thy eyes cast down ?

Oh why

Loaden with heavy waters do they droop ?


C. Johnson.

When

beauty weeps,

It spreads

And

'tis

like the

a cloud of terror

stamps

all

in ev'ry heart the

sun

eclips'd,

around,

dismal woe.
Charles Beckingham.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Such the maiden gem


the wanton spring put on,
Peeps from her parent stem,

By

And

blushes on the wat'ry sun.

Crashaw.

Lo

at the portal stands the fair

Ismene,

Tears in her lovely eyes, a cloud of grief


Sits

on her brow, wetting her beauteous cheek

With pious sorrow

for a sister's fate.

Francklin's Sophocles.

.... She came weeping forth

Shining through tears, like April suns in showers

That labour

to o'ercome the cloud that loads 'em.

Otway.
Junia in tears

And

So

shines an April sun,

dew that drops on flowers


down unheeded by the vulgar eye.

so the precious

Steals

Sheffield DuJce

The

pearly tears

fell

of Buckingham.

from her bright eyes

like April

dew-

drops.

MicMe.

The

pearly tear-drop rushing in her eye as morning

dew hangs

trembling on the rose.


Ibid.

Tears were trembling


linger

on the

in

her

fair

blue eyes like drops that

violet.

L. E. Landon.

She weeps, but like the morning dew upon the


Her beauty is but heighten'd by her tears.

rose,

Panthea, a Tragedy.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

Like some dew-spangled flower thou showest more lovely in


thy tears.

Author of The Times, a Poem.

She comes

Her
Sit

heavy on the

And

down by

eyes weigh'd

stoop

its

tears

as morning dews

golden round,

tulip's

burthen'd tenderness to earth.

G. Soane.

When

moon-light waves

Are sparkling bright


With broken rays

Of soften'd

light,

Like those from eyes

Of one that 's dear


When beaming through
Affection's tear,
'Tis sweet to rove,

And

think of love.

Daniel Terry.

The

tear of sensibility

like the

on the cheek of a beautiful woman,

dew-drop of heaven on

sweetness where

all

its

favourite rose, sheds

Edward
Tears stain her lovely cheek,

The

new

was sweet before.

rose and

lily

as oft

Morris.

we view

wet with morning dew.


Hoole's Ariosto.

The streaming

tears

seemed

like the shining rays

of the clear

sun, or heaps of orient pearls.

Doyne's Tasso.

Her

fair

cheeks covered with those living dews, seemed like

the white and like the purple rose if they are sprinkled

dewy

by a

cloud.
Ibid.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

flowing shower from her twin orbs of light

all

drown the

faded roses of her cheeks.

Elkanah

Tears

trickle

down thy cheeks

like

dew

Settle.

from the

distilling

full-blown rose.
Fielding.

Tears make her cheek

feel like

a damask rose wet with cold

evening dew.
Fenton.

She weeps, and down her crimson cheek


The pearly tears descend like morning dew
Upon the new-blown rose.
James Ralph.
Tears hang upon his cheeks like morning dews on roses.

N.

stealing

Lee.

shower of tears rolled down her cheeks, like dew-

drops trickling o'er the bloom of roses.


Cibber.

Upon

those lips (the sweet fresh buds of youth)

The holy dew of prayer

lies like

Dropt from the opening

eye-lids of the

Upon

pearl

morn

the bashful rose.

Old Play, Game of Chess.

Those

tears appear like crystal

dew upon

the blushing rose.

Thomas Ford.
Tears stood on her cheeks as doth the honey-dew upon a gather'd lily almost wither'd.

Shafcespear.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

On

each pallid cheek a single tear hung quivering like early

dew-drops on the sickening

lily.

Hugh Kelly.
So looks the

down

its

a shower, while drops of rain run gently


and gather sweetness as they pass.

lily after

silken leaves,

Fit

See where she comes, like


dew, which though

it

weeping with the morning

lilies

wets, yet sullies not their beauty.


Centlivre.

How

through her tears with pale and trembling radiance the

eye of beauty shines, and lights her sorrows.


Philip Francis.

how

lovely in her tears

"What beams her beauty darts through clouds of woe

So Venus look'd when wet with

Above

silver

drops

the floods she rais'd her shining head,

Gilded the waves, and charm'cl the wond'ring gods.


Robert Owen.

Subdue

this silent languishment, these tears

Which vainly rising to your eye-lids, fall


Back on the heart, as wanting power to flow.
Robert Merry.

Whose

hearts are ready at Humanity's soft call to drop the

tear.

W. Mason.
.... they are the tears

When

Humanity

soft-eyed Beauty dies

lets fall

untimely

slain.

Murphy.

Why

are

you pale ?

why do

the gushing tears

Blot the majestic beauty of your face

Lillo.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

He

paus'd and hung his head to hide

Parental fondness' gushing tide.

Mary R.

Mitford.

he

His sad complexion wears Grief's mourning livery

is

clothed in tears.

John Day.

Believe me, fair one, these same falling tears

Adorn thee more than

beauty's brightest bloom.

W, Hawkins.

From

these pearly eyes should there

fall

penitence than the clouds drop to purchase a

down more tears of


new spring, I could

not be forgiven.

Old Play, Muleasses.

See the signs of grace appear,


See the

soft relenting tear

Trickling at sweet mercy's call

Catch

And

it,

angels, ere

it fall

let the heart-sent off'ring rise

Heav'n's best accepted sacrifice.

Dr. Brown.

Meek-ey'd compassion,

By beaming

May

fav'rite

of heav'n,

cherubin of mercy driv'n,

the mild radiance of thy silver car

Shine ever foremost in the ranks of war.

So

shall the

generous tear at thy behest,

Melt the stern nature of the warrior's breast,


Snatch'd from the jaws of death, the victim save,

And

pity heal the

wounds

that valour gave.

The Sovereign, a Poem, by C. S. Pybus.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

When you was gone as in a saffron morn,


When orient beams first gild the eastern sky,
The dewy

spangles wet the blushing rose,

them quite away


So pearly tears, th' effect of smother'd grief,
Stole from her eyes, and bath'd her lovely face,

Till the sun's rays exhale

Until

my

promise to reconcile you to her

Warm'd her

with comfort, and so dried them up.


0. S. Wandesford.

He

kiss'd the cold unconscious face,

While down

his

manly cheek apace

The rapid rain-drop flows


Nor shame, nor apathy, nor
;

Might then forbid


Uncheck'd
'Tis

trickles

down

soothing, pleading voice he cries,

Tho' smother'd half with

My

his cheeks,

in tears that transport speaks

still

With

it

pride,

the briny tide,

Geraldine, revive

stifling sighs,

sweet

sister,

ope thine eyes.

Margaret of Anjou, a Poem, by Miss Holford.

She heard him

not, nor haply

knew

That on her pale cheek fell the gentle dew


Of the soul's fountain from his streaming eyes,
To love and truth a hallo w'd sacrifice.
James Bird.

He

slept

yet sorrow at his heart

E'en as he slept seem'd busy

still,

The sudden, strong convulsive start,


The smother'd groan, and shudd'ring
Declar'd that gentle sleep in vain

Would lighten Misery's galling chain


As Geraldine beside him stood,

thrill,

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

And gaz'd upon the noble wreck


Of all that once was fair and good,
Her

pitying eyes in rapid flood

Bedew'd her brother's livid cheek,


Then kneeling on the verdant sod,
She lifted up her soul to God.
Margaret of Anjou, a Poem.
Say, lovely maid, whence springs the grief that

So heavy on

Upon

thee, as the

sits

mildews hang

the bells of flow'rs to blight their bloom.

Thomas Cooke.

TO A LADY WEEPING.
When

beheld thy blue eye shine

Thro' the bright drop that pity drew,


I

saw beneath those

The
Its

tears of thine,

blue-eyed violet bath'd in dew.


violet ever scents the gale,

hues adorn the

But sweetest

fairest wreath,

thro' a

Its colours glow, its

And

dewy

veil

odours breathe.

thus thy charms in brightness

rise,

When Wit and Pleasure round thee play,


When Mirth sits smiling in thine eyes,

Who

but admires their sprightly ray

But when

Who

thro' Pity's flood they gleam,

but must love their soften'd beam

Specimens of Arabian Poetry by J. D. Carlyle.


>

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

WEEPING FOR
Have you

beheld

how an

JOY.

April shower

Sends down her hasty bubbles, and then

stops,

Then storms afresh 1 through whose transparent drops


The unobscur'd lamp of heaven conveys
The brighter glory of his sparkling rays
Even so, upon her blushing cheeks resided
;

mix'd aspect 'twixt smiles and tears divided.


Poole's Parnassus.

A PASTORAL OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.


Tune on, my pipe, the praises of my love,
And midst thy oaten harmony recount

How
And

fair

Shall I

that

sun-bright

more than

Whose

How

is

makes thy music mount,

compare her form unto the sphere

Whence

Ah

she

ev'ry string of thy heart's harp to move.

Venus vaunts her silver shine 1


compare is thine,

that by just

crystal looks the cloudy heavens

oft

clear.

have I descending Titan seen

His burning locks couch

And

do

in the sea queen's lap,

beauteous Thetis his red body wrap

In wat'ry robes as he her lord had been.


as my nymph, impatient of the night,
Bade bright Astraeus with his train give place,

When

While she led forth the day with her

And lent

fair face,

each star a more than Delian

light.

Not Jove or Nature (should they both agree


To make a woman of the firmament

Of his mixt

purity) could e'er invent

sky-born form so beautiful as she.


Robert Greene's Arcadia.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

A LULLABY OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.


Weep
When

not,

my wanton,

smile

thou art old there

upon my knee,
enough for

griefe

's

thee.

Mother's wagge, prettie boy,


Father's sorrow, father's joy

When

thy father

did see

first

Such a boy by him and me,


was glad, I was woe,
Fortune changde made him so,
When he had left his prettie boy,

He

Last his sorrow,

Weepe

When

first his

my wanton,

not,

joy.

upon

smile

thou art old there

's

Streaming teares that never

Like pearle drops from a

my

knee,

enough

griefe

for thee.

stint,

flint,

by course from his eies,


That one another's place supplies
Thus he grieved in every part,
Teares of bloud fell from his heart,

Fell

When

he

left his prettie

boy,

Father's sorrow, father's joy.

Weepe

When

not,

my

The wanton
Mother

my

wanton, smile upon

thou art old there

's

knee,

enough

griefe

for thee.

smilde, father wept,

cride, babie lept,

More he crownde, more he

cride,

Nature could not sorrow hide,

He

must goe, he must kisse

Child and mother, babie

For he

left his prettie

blisse,

boy,

Father's sorrow, father's joy.

Weepe

When

not,

my

wanton, smile upon

thou art old, there

's

griefe

my knee,

enough

for thee.

Greene's Arcadia.

DESCRIPTIVE PASSAGES.

THE SUN-FLOWER.
The

breeze that wakens with the orient dawn

Scarce from thy bosom shakes the quiv'ring dew,

Scarce

is

the

dusky

veil

of night withdrawn,

Ere thy fond eye expanding

to the view,

With kindling rapture meets the golden gleam


That now ascends the sky, now floats along the stream.

And when

the burning blaze of

summer noon

Darts from the midway heav'n's ethereal height,

Thy

daring eye, broad as the rising moon,


With transport gazes on the King of Light,

Tho'

And

all
all

around thee droop the languid head,


the energies of

life

are fled.

Charles Fox.

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