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PHILOSOPHICAL. 'We may suppose PLEASING. "We all live upon the hope a philosophical day-labourer,
of pleasing somebody,' ii. 25. but we find no such philosophical PLEASURE. 'Every pleasure is of it. day-labourer,' v. 373.
self a good,' iii. 372; ‘Pleasure is Philosophus. 'Magis philosophus quam too weak for them and they seek for Christianus,'ii. 146.
pain,' iii. 200; When one doubts PHILOSOPHY. “It seems to be part
as to pleasure, we know what will of the despicable philosophy of the
be the conclusion,' iii. 283; When time to despise monuments of sacred
pleasure can be had it is fit to catch
it,' iii. 149. magnificence,' v. 129, 11. I.
Plenum. There are objections against PICTURE. 'Sir, among the anfractuosities of the human mind I know
à plenum and objections against a
vacuum ; yet one of them must cer. not if it may not be one, that there
tainly be true,' i. 514. is a superstitious reluctance to sit for a picture,' iv. 4.
PLUME. “This, Sir, is a new plume to
him,' ii. 241. PIETY. 'A wicked fellow is the most
I should as pious when he takes to it. He'll POCKET.
soon have beat you all at piety,' iv. 334.
thought of picking a pocket,' v.
165. Pig. 'Pig has, it seems, not been
POCKETS. See above under IMMORwanting to man, but man to pig,'
TALITY. iv. 431; ‘It is said the only way to make a pig go forward is to pull him POETRY. 'I could as easily apply to back by the tail,' v. 401.
to tragic poetry,' v. 38; PILLOW. "That will do all that a
• There is here a great deal of what
is called poetry,' iii. 425. pillow can do,’iv. 475.
Point. Whenever I write anything PISTOL. "When his pistol misses fire,
the public make a point to know he knocks you down with the butt end of it' (Colley Cibber), ii. 115.
nothing about it' (Goldsmith), ii.
286. Pity. •We should knock him down POLES. “If all this had happened to first, and pity him afterwards,' iii.
me, I should have had a couple of 13.
fellows with long poles walking bePLAYER. “A player--a showman-a fore me, to knock down everybody
fellow who exhibits himself for a that stood in the way,' iii. 299. shilling,' ii. 269.
POLITENESS. 'Politeness is fictitious PLEASANT. 'Live pleasant' (Burke), benevolence,' v. 93. i. 398.
Poor. 'A decent provision for the PLEASE. 'It is very difficult to please poor is the true test of civilization,'
a man against his will,' iii. 79. ii. 150; ‘Resolve never to be poor,' PLEASED. “To make a man pleased
iv, 188. with himself, let me tell you, is do- Port. It is rowing without a port,' ing a very great thing,' iii. 373-4. iii. 289. See CLARET.
Post. 'Sir, I found I must have gilded 540; 'Sir, I honour Derrick for his a rotten post,' i. 308, 11. 2.
presence of mind,' i. 529. Posts. If you have the best posts PRIG. "Harris is a prig, and a bad
we will have you tied to them and prig,' iii. 277; “What ! a prig, Sir ?' whipped,' v. 332.
Worse, Madam, a Whig. But he POUND. • Pound St. Paul's Church is both,' iii. 334.
into atoms and consider any single PRINCIPLES. 'Sir, you are so grossly atóm; it is to be sure good for noth- ignorant of human nature as not ing; but put all these atoms together, to know, that a man may be very and you have St. Paul's Church,' i. sincere in good principles without 509.
having good practice,' v. 409. POVERTY. When I was running PROBABILITIES. * Balancing proba
about this town a very poor fellow, bilities,' iv. 15. I was a great arguer for the advan
PRODIGALITY. See above, PARSItages of poverty,'i. 511. POWER. 'I sell here, Sir, what all the
PROFESSION. No man would be of world desires to have-Power' (Boul
any profession as simply opposed to ton), ii. 526.
not being of it,' ii. 147. PRACTICE. “He does not wear out
PROPAGATE. 'I would advise no man his principles in practice' (Beauclerk), iii. 320.
to marry, Sir, who is not likely to
propagate understanding,' ii. 126, PRAISE. *All censure of a inan's self is oblique praise,' iii. 368; 'I know
PROPORTION. "It is difficult to settle nobody who blasts by praise as you do,' iv. 94; ‘Praise and money, the
the proportion of iniquity between
them,' ii. 14. two powerful corrupters of mankind,'
* There is no sport in mere PROSPECTS. 'Norway, too, has noble praise, when people are all of a
wild prospects,' i. 493. mind,' v. 311.
PROSPERITY. “Sir, you see in him PRAISES. “He who praises everybody vulgar prosperity,' iii. 467.
praises nobody,' iii. 256, n. 1. PROVE. “How will you prove that, PRANCE. 'Sir, if a man has a mind Sir?' i. 475, n. 1.
to prance he must study at Christ PROVERB. "A man should take care
Church and All Souls,' ii. 77, n. 1, not to be made a proverb,' iii. 66. PRECEDENCY. See above, FLEA. Pry. “He may still see, though he PRE- EMINENCE. Painful pre-emi
may not pry,' iii. 70. nence' (Addison), iii. 94, n. 2. PUBLIC. “Sir, he is one of the many PREJUDICE. 'He set out with a prej- who have made themselves public
udice against prejudices,' ii. 58. without making themselves known,' PRESENCE. “Never speak of a man
i. 576. in his own presence. It is always PUDDING. " Yet if he should be indelicate, and may be offensive,' ii. hanged, none of them will eat a
slice of plum - pudding the less,' ii. be afraid, Sir, you will soon make a 108.
very pretty rascal,' iv, 231-2; 'Every Puérilités. 'Il y a beaucoup de puér
man of any education would rather ilités dans la guerre,' iii. 404.
be called a rascal than accused of PURPOSES. •The mind is enlarged
deficiency in the graces,' iii. 63. and elevated by mere purposes,' iv. RASCALS. “Sir, there are rascals in
all countries,' iii. 371. 457, n. I. PUTRESCENCE. *You would not have RATIONALITY. “An obstinate rationme for fear of pain perish in pu
ality prevents me,' iv. 334. trescence,' iv, 277, 12. 1.
RATTLE. "The lad does not care for
the child's rattle,' ii. 16. Q.
READ. "We must read what the Quare. 'A writ of quare adhasit world reads at the moment,' iii. 378.
pavimento' (wags of the Northern Rear. 'Sir, I can make him rear,'
Circuit), iii. 296, 11. 2.
we REASON. 'You may have a reason quarrel, the more we hate,' iii. 474,
why two and two should make five, n. 5.
but they will still make but four,' QUARRELS. 'Men will be sometimes
iii. 426. surprised into quarrels,' iii. 315, n. 1. REBELLION. * All rebellion is natural QUESTIONING. Questioning is not to man,' v. 449.
the mode of conversation among RECIPROCATE. 'Madam, let us recipgentlemen,' ii. 540.
rocate,' iii. 463. Quiet. "Your primary consideration RECONCILED. • Beware of a reconis your own quiet,' iii. 13.
ciled enemy' (Italian proverb), iii. QUIVER. «The limbs will quiver and 123. move when the soul is gone,' jii. 45, REDDENING. 'It is better she should
be reddening her own cheeks than R.
blackening other people's characRAGE. 'He has a rage for saying
ters,' iii. 53. something when there is nothing to REFORM. “It is difficult to reform a be said,' i. 381.
household gradually,' iii. 412. Rags. 'Rags, Sir, will always make RELIGION. 'I am no friend to mak
their appearance where they have a ing religion appear too hard,' v. right to do it,' iv. 360.
360 ; ‘Religion scorns a foe like RAINED. If it rained knowledge I'd
thee' (Epigram), iv. 333. hold out my hand,' iii. 392.
RENT. 'Amendments seldom RASCAL. I'd throw such a rascal
made without some token of a rent,' into the river,'i. 543; ‘With a little more spoiling you will, I think, make REPAID. Boswell, lend me sixpence. me a complete rascal,' iii. 1; ‘Don't | -not to be Fepaid,' iv. 220.
REPAIRS. "There is a time of life, they say it rocks like a cradle,' ji.
Sir, when a man requires the repairs 154. of a table,' i. 544, n. I.
ROPE - DANCING. . Let him take a REPEATING. 'I know nothing more course of chemistry, or a course of
offensive than repeating what one rope-dancing,' ii. 504. knows to be foolish things, by way | ROTTEN. 'Depend upon it, Sir, he of continuing a dispute, to see what who does what he is afraid should a man will answer,' iii. 398.
be known has something rotten REPUTATION. "Jonas acquired some
about him,'ii. 241; "Then your rotreputation by travelling abroad, but ten sheep are mine,' v. 56. lost it all by travelling at home,' ii. Round. 'Round numbers are always 140.
false,' iii. 256, n. 5. RESENTMENT. Resentment gratifies RUFFIAN. 'I hope I shall never be
him who intended an injury,'iv. 423. deterred from detecting what I think RESPECTED. Sir, I never before
a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian,' knew how much I was respected by these gentlemen; they told me none RUFFLE. “If a mere wish could atof these things,' iii. 9.
tain it, a man would rather wish to
be able to hem a ruffle,' ii. 410. REVIEWERS. * Set Reviewers at de
fiance,' v. 312; 'The Reviewers will RUFFLES. 'Ancient ruffles and modmake him hang himself,' iii. 356.
ern principles do not agree,'iv. 93–4. RICH. It is better to live rich than RUINING. 'He is ruining himself to die rich,' iii. 345.
without pleasure,' iii. 396. RIDICULE. ‘Ridicule has gone down Runts. ‘Mr. Johnson would learn to before him,' i. 456; “Ridicule is not
talk of runts' (Mrs. Salusbury), ii. your talent,' iv. 387.
S. RIDICULOUS. See CHIMNEY.
SAILOR. 'No man will be a sailor RIGHT. . Because à man cannot be
who has contrivance enough to get right in all things, is he to be right
himself into a gaol,' v. 156–7. in nothing ?' iii. 466; “It seems strange that a man should see so far Sat. 'Yes, Sir, if he sat next you,' ii. to the right who sees so short a way to the left,' iv, 23.
SAVAGE, 'You talk the language of RISING. “I am glad to find that the
a savage,' ii. 150. man is rising in the world,' ii. 178, SAVAGES. ‘One set of savages is like
another,' iv. 356. Rock. • It is like throwing peas Say. “The man is always willing to
against a rock,'v. 32; 'Madam, were say what he has to say,' iii. 349. they in Asia I would not leave the SCARLET BREECHES. “It has been a rock,' v. 254.
fashion to wear scarlet breeches; Rocks. 'If anything rocks at all, these men would tell you that, ac
cording to causes and effects, no he should not be,' &c., iv. 113 ; other wear could at that time have "Why, Sir, I should not have said of been chosen,' iv. 219.
Buchanan, had he been an EnglishSCHEME. 'Nothing is more hopeless
man, what I will now say of him as than a scheme of merriment,'i. 384,
a Scotchman,--that he was the only
man of genius his country ever pron. I. SCHEMES. “It sometimes happens that
duced,' iv. 214; “You would not
have been so valuable as you are men entangle themselves in their own schemes,' iii.439; ‘Most schemes
had you not been a Scotchman,' iii. of political improvement are very
395. laughable things,' ii. 118.
SCOTCHMEN. 'Droves of Scotchmen SCHOOLBOY. "A schoolboy's exercise
would come up and attest anything
for the honour of Scotland,' ii. 356; may be a pretty thing for a schoolboy, but it is no treat for a man,' ii.
'I shall suppose Scotchmen made 146.
necessarily, and Englishmen by SCHOOLMASTER. You may as well
choice,' v. 53; 'It was remarked of
Mallet that he was the only Scot praise a schoolmaster for whipping
whom Scotchmen did not commend,' a boy who has construed ill,' ii. 101.
ii. 182, n. 4; “We have an inundaScotch. 'I'd rather have you whistle tion of Scotchmen' (Wilkes), iv, 117.
a Scotch tune,' iv. 129; 'Scotch conspiracy in national falsehood,' ii. 339; SCOTLAND. 'A Scotchman must be 'Sir, it is not so much to be lament- very sturdy moralist who does not ed that Old England is lost as that
love Scotland better than truth' ii. the Scotch have found it,' iii. 89; 356, n. 1; v. 443, n. 2; Describe • Why, Sir, all barrenness is compar.
the inn, Sir? Why, it was so bad ative. The Scotch would not know that Boswell wished to be in Scot. it to be barren,' iii. 88.
land,' iii. 59; 'If one man in Scot. SCOTCHMAN. “Come, gentlemen, let
land gets possession of two thousand us candidly admit that there is one
pounds, what remains for all the rest Scotchman who is cheerful,' iii. 441;
of the nation?' iv. 117; 'Oats. A 'Come, let me know what it is that
grain which in England is generally makes a Scotchman happy,' v. 394;
given to horses, but in Scotland sup'He left half a crown to a beggarly
ports the people,' i. 341, n. 3; 'SeeScotchman to draw the trigger after
ing Scotland, Madam, is only seeing his death,' i. 312; “Much may be
a worse England,' iii. 282; “Sir, you made of a Scotchman if he be caught
have desert enough in Scotland,' ii. young,' ii. 223; ‘One Scotchman is 86; ‘Things which grow wild here as good as another,' iv. 117; 'The
must be cultivated with great care in noblest prospect which á Scotchman
Scotland. Pray, now, are you ever ever sees is the high road that leads
able to bring the sloe to perfection?' him to England,' i. 493 ; v. 441 ;
ii. 89; “Why so is Scotland your naThough the dog is a Scotchman
tive place,' ii. 60. and a Presbyterian, and everything SCOUNDREL. Fludyer turned out a