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MATRIMONY.-I don't think matrimony consistent with the liberty of the subject.
FARQUHAR.—The Twin Rivals, Act V.
MILTON.—Paradise Lost, Book IV.
one of the chief things wherein hanging and matrimony disagree.
FIELDING.–Love in several Masques, Act V.
MATTER.—I'll read you matter deep and dangerous.
SHAKSPERE.—King Henry IV. Part I. Act I.
A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
ECCLESIASTES, Chap. X. Verse 20. 1. What's the matter, Furnish ? 2. Nothing, sir; nothing's the matter.
MURPHY.—The Way to Keep Him, Act II.
What's the matter? Why, murder's the matter! Slaughter's the matter! Killing's the matter !--But he can tell you the perpendiculars.
SHERIDAN.—The Rivals, Act V. Scene 1. Why, how you stand, girl! you have no more feeling than one of the Derbyshire putrefactions.
SHERIDAN.—The Rivals, Act V. Scene 1.
MEANT.-Of forests and enchantments drear,
Milton.—11 Penseroso, Line 120.
SHAKSPERE.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act V.
MEASURES.- Measures, not men, have always been my mark.
GOLDSMITH.—The Good-Natured Man, Act II.
(Lofty to Mrs. Croaker.)
MEDDLE.-I'll not meddle nor make no farther.
SHAKSPERE.—Troilus and Cress. Act I, Scene 1. MEEK.—They can be meek that have no other cause.
SIAKSPERE.—Com. of Errors, Act II, Scene 1. The flower of meekness on a stem of grace.
James M MERY.-The World before the
Flood, Canto II.
SHAKSPERE.—Macbeth, Act I. Scene 1.
am as melancholy as a gib cat.
Mrs. CENTLIVRE.—The Wonder, Act II. Scene 1. Now, my young guest! methinks you are allycholly; I pray you, why is it?
SAAKSPERE.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV.
Scene 2. (The Host to Julia in Boy's clothes.) I can suck melancholy out of a song.
SHAKSPERE.—As You Like it, Act II. Scene 5.
(Jaques to Amiens.) Pale melancholy sat retired.
COLLINS.—The Passions, Line 57. Here rests his head upon the lap of earth,
A youth to fortune and to fame unknown:
Gray.—Elegy, Verse 30.
Soort.—Lay of the Last Minstrel, Canto VI.
IBID.-Canto II. Verse 1.
MELTING MOOD-MEN. .
MELTING MOOD.-Albeit unused to the melting mood.
SHAKSPERE.-Othello, Act V. Scene 2.
SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5.
what happens to hit my fancy; and like enough, sir, if you were to preach to me for a couple of hours on end, I might be unable at the close of the discourse to remember one word of it.
SCOTT.- Introd. to Ann of Geierstein.
Falconer.---Shipwreck, Canto I.
SHAKSPERE.-Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5.
Byron.-Don Juan, Canto V. Stanza 17. Be strong, and quit yourselves like men.
SAMUEL.—Book I. Chap IV. Verse 9. Play the men.
DRYDEN.---The Tempest, Act I, Scene 1. These men are Fortune's jewels, moulded bright, Brought forth with their own fire and light.
Cowley.-The Motto, Line 9. Then men were men; but now the greater part Beasts are in life, and women are in heart.
Hall.—(Bishop of Norwich.) Satire VI. Men are but children of a larger growth.
DRYDEN.-All for Love, Act IV. Scene 1.-DR.
Watts, in his “Improvement of the Mind," Part II. Chap. V.; and Robert LLOYD, in his “ Epistle to Colman,” are identical with Seneca.
MEN.–They are but children too, though they have grey hairs : they are indeed of a larger size.
SENECA.—On Anger, Chap. VIII. To each his sufferings; all are men,
Condemn'd alike to groan; The tender for another's pain, The unfeeling for his own.
GRAY.—Prospect of Eton College, Stanza 10. Of such materials wretched men were made.
BYRON.—The Lament of Tasso, Stanza VI.
Let me have men about me that are fat;
SHAKSPERE.—Julius Cæsar, Act I. Scene 2.
Men must endure
SHAKSPERE.--King Lear, Act V. Scene 2.
SHAKSPERE.—Comedy of Errors, Act II. Scene 1.
(Luciana to Adriana.) MEND.-To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart.
Pope.—Prol. to ADDISON's Cato, Line 1.
MENTIONS.—To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite,
Pope.—Moral Essays, Epi. IV. to BURLINGTON,
MERCHANT.—The restless merchant, he that loves to steep
QUARLES.-Book II. Emblem 4.
MERCHANT.-In Venice state
MARSTON.—What You Will, Act I.
Collins.-Ode to Liberty, Line 42.
SHAKSPERE.—Titus Andronicus, Act I. Scene 2. Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule.
COWPER.—The Task, Book VI. Line 595.
SHAKSPERE.—Measure for Measure, Act II.
SHAKSPERE.-King Henry V. Act III. Scene 3.
Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword,
SHAKSPERE.—Measure for Measure, Act II.
Then, everlasting Love, restrain thy will;
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER.—The Chances, Act II.
The quality of mercy is not strain'd;
SHAKSPERE.—Merchant of Venice, Act IV,
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
SHAKSPERE.-Ibid. Act IV. Scene 1.