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scoundrel, a Whig,' ii. 509; 'I told SHIFT. As long as you have the use her she was a scoundrel! (a carpen- of your tongue and your pen, never, ter), ii. 522, n. 3; ‘Ready to become Sir, be reduced to that shift,' iv. 220, a scoundrel, Madam,' iii. 1; 'Sir, he
was a scoundrel and coward,' i. 312. SHINE. "You shine, indeed, but it is SCREEN. 'He stood as a screen be- by being ground,' iii. 439.
tween me and death' (Swift), iii. SHIP. Being in a ship is being in a 501, n. 1.
jail, with the chance of being SCRIBBLING. * The worst way of be- drowned,' i. 403; v. 157; 'It is get
ing intimate is by scribbling,' v. 105. ting on horseback in a ship' (HieroSCRUPLES. · Whoever loads life with cles), v. 350.
unnecessary scruples,' &c., ii. 82, SHIRT. "It is like a shirt made for a n. I.
man when he was a child and en. SEE. 'Let us endeavour to see things larged always as he grows older,' v. as they are.'i. 392.
246. Semel Baro semper Baro (Boswell), i. SHIVER. “Why do you shiver?' i. 534. 569, n. 2.
SHOE. * Had the girl in The Mourn. SEND, 'Nay, Sir; we'll send you to ing Bride said she could not cast her him,' iii. 359.
shoe to the top of one of the pillars SENSATION, , 'Sensation is sensation,'
in the temple, it would not have
aided the idea, but weakened it,' ii. SENSE. 'He grasps more sense than
SHOEMAKER. he can hold,' iv. 113; Nay, Sir, it
"As I take my shoes was not the wine that made your
from the shoemaker and my coat
from the tailor, so I take my religion head ache, but the sense that I put into it,' iii. 434.
from the priest' (Goldsmith), ii. 246.
Shoes, *Mankind could do better SERENITY. "The serenity that is not felt it can be no virtue to feign,' iv.
without your books than without my
shoes,' i. 519. SEVERITY. "Severity is not the way
Shoot. You do not see one man to govern either boys or men' (Lord
shoot a great deal higher than anMansfield), ii. 214.
other,' ii. 515 ; *You have set him SHADOWY. Why, Sir, something of
that I might shoot him, bụt I have
not shot him,' iv. 96. a shadowy being,' ii. 205.
• Where there are many SHALLOWS. *All shallows are clear,'
shooters, some will hit,' iii. 288. V. 49, n. 2.
SHORT- - HAND. SHERRY. "Why, Sir, Sherry is dull,
A long head is as naturally dull; but it must have good as short-hand' (Mrs. Thrale), taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such Shot. He is afraid of being shot an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in getting into a house, or hanged when Nature,' i. 525.
he has got out of it,' iv. 147.
Sick. 'Sir, you have but two topics, SOLDIERS. 'Soldiers die scattering yourself and me, I am sick of both,'
bullets,' v. 273. iii. 66; “To a sick man what is the SOLEMNITY. "There must be a kind public ?' iv. 300, 12. 2.
of solemnity in the manner of a SIEVE. • Sir, that is the blundering professional man,' iv. 358.
economy of a narrow understanding. SOLITARY. "Be not solitary, be not It is stopping one hole in a sieve,' idle' (Burton), iii. 471.
SOLITUDE. *This full-peopled world SINNING. “The gust of eating pork is a dismal solitude,' iv, 170, 11. 2. with the pleasure of sinning' (Dr.
SORROW. “There is no wisdom in Barrowby), iv. 337.
useless and hopeless sorrow,' iii. SLAUGHTER - HOUSE. 'Let's go into
155, 11. 2. the slaughter-house again, Lanky. But I am afraid there is more blood Sorry. “Sir, he said all that a man than brains,' iv. 24.
should say; he said he was sorry for
it,' ii. 499. SLIGHT. 'If it is a slight man and a
SPARROWS. You may take a field slight thing you may [laugh at a
piece to shoot sparrows, but all the man to his face], for you take nothing valuable from him,' iii. 385.
sparrows you can bring home will
not be worth the charge,' v. 297. SLUT. 'She was generally slut and
Spartam. 'Spartam quan nactus es drunkard, occasionally whore and
orna,' iv. 437. thief,' iv. 119.
SPEAK. 'A man cannot with propriSMALL. *Small certainties are the bane of men of talents' (Strahan),
ety speak of himself, except he re
lates simple facts,' iii. 368.
SPEND. SMILE. 'Let me smile with the wise,
'He has neither spirit to and feed with the rich,' ii. 30.
spend nor resolution to spare,' iii.
361. SOBER. 'I would not keep company with a fellow who lies as long as he
SPENDS. 'A man who both spends is sober, and whom you must make
and saves money is the happiest drunk before you can get a word of
man,' iji. 366. truth out of him,' ïi. 216.
SPIRITUAL Court. “Sir, I can put SOCIETY. 'He puts something into
her into the Spiritual Court,' i. 117. our society and takes nothing out of SPLENDOUR. 'Let us breakfast in it,' v. 203.
splendour,' iii. 454. SOCKET. “The blaze of reputation SPOILED. ‘Like sour small beer, she
cannot be blown out, but it often could never have been a good thing, dies in the socket,' iii. 481.
and even that bad thing is spoiled,' Sort. 'Sir, it is such a recommenda- V. 512, n. I.
tion as if I should throw you out of SPOONS. 'If he does really think a two pair of stairs window, and rec- that there is no distinction between ommend to you to fall soft,' iv. 374. virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he
leaves our houses let us count our STRATAGEM. * This comes of strata. spoons,' i. 500.
gem,' iii. 313. STAMP. 'I was resolved not to give STRAW. *The first man who balanced
you the advantage even of a stamp a straw upon his nose . . . deserved
in the argument' (Parr), iv. 18, n. 2. the applause of mankind,' iii. 262. STAND. “They resolved they would STRETCH. * Babies like to be told of
stand by their country,' i. 189. giants and castles, and of somewhat STATELY, "That will not be the case
which can stretch and stimulate their [i. e. you will not be imposed on) if
little minds,'iv. 9, n. 5. you go to a stately shop, as I always STRIKE. “A man cannot strike till he do,' iv. 368.
has his weapons,' iii. 359. STOCKS. 'A man who preaches in STUFF. It is sad stuff; it is brutish,'
the stocks will always have hearers ii. 262; “This now is such stuff as I enough,' ii. 288; 'Stocks for the used to talk to my mother, when I men, a ducking-stool for women, first began to think myself a clever
and a pound for beasts,' iii. 326. fellow, and she ought to have whipped STONE. 'Chinese is only more difficult
me for it,' ii. 16. from its rudeness; as there is more STUNNED. We are not to be stunned labour in hewing down a tree with and astonished by him,' iv. 96. a stone than with an axe,' iii. 386.
STYE. “Sir, he brings himself to the STONES. 'I don't care how often or state of a hog in a stye,' iii. 172.
how high he tosses me when only STYLE. 'Nothing is more easy than friends are present, for “then I fall
to write enough in that style if once upon soft ground; but I do not like
you begin,' v. 442. falling on stones, which is the case SUCCEED. 'He is only fit to succeed when enemies are present' (Bos
himself,' ii. 151. well), iii. 385; ‘The boys would throw stones at him,' ii. 222.
SUCCESSFUL. “Man commonly cannot
be successful in different ways,'iv. 96. STORY. “If you were to read Richardson for the story your impatience
SUICIDE. 'Sir, it would be a civil would be so much fretted that you
suicide,' iv. 258. would hang yourself,' ii. 200-1.
SULLEN. • Harris is a sound sullen
scholar,' iii. 277. STORY - TELLER. "I told the circumstance first for my own amusement,
SUNSHINE. * Dr. Mead lived more but I will not be dragged in as story
in the broad sunshine of life than teller to a company,' iv. 222, n. I.
almost any man,' üi. 404. STRAIGHT. 'He has a great deal of SUPERIORITY. “You shall retain your learning; but it never lies straight,'
superiority by my not knowing it,' iv. 260. STRANGE. 'I'm never strange in a SURLY, 'Surly virtue,' i. 151.
strange place' (Journey to London), SUSPICION. 'Suspicion is very often iv. 328.
an useless pain,' iii. 154.
Sweet. “It has not wit enough to never can be pleasing. The man keep it sweet,' iv. 369.
who talks to unburthen his mind is SWORD. 'It is like a man who has a
the man to delight you,' iii. 280. sword that will not draw,' ii. 185. TASKS. 'Never impose tasks upon SYBIL. “It has all the contortions of
mortals,' iii. 477. the Sybil, without the inspiration,' TAVERN. "A tavern chair is the
throne of human felicity,' ii. 517, SYSTEM. 'No, Sir, let fanciful men
n. 2. do as they will, depend upon it, it | TEACH. It is no matter what you is difficult to disturb the system of teach them first, any more than what life,' ii. 117.
breeches SYSTEMATICALLY. *Hurd, Sir, is one
first,' i. 523. of a set of men who account for TEA-KETTLE. “We must not compare everything systematically,' iv, 219. the noise made by your tea-kettle
here with the roaring of the ocean,' T.
ii. 99, n. 1. TABLE. “Sir, if Lord Mansfield were Tell. It is not so; do not tell this in a company of General Officers
again,' iii. 260; Why, Sir, so am I. and Admirals who have been in ser
But I do not tell it,' iv. 220. vice, he would shrink; he'd wish to
TENDERNESS. "Want of tenderness creep under the table,' iii. 301; 'As
is want of parts,' ii. 140. to the style, it is fit for the second table,' ii. 36.
TERROR. . 'Looking back with sorrow
and forward with terror,' iv. 292, Tail. 'If any man has a tail, it is Col,' v. 376; ‘I will not be baited
n. 4 with what and why; what is this? | TESTIMONY. *Testimony is like an what is that? why is a cow's tail arrow shot from a long bow' (Boyle). long? why is a fox's tail bushy?' ii. 304.
Tête-d-tête. * You must not indulge Tails. 'If they have tails they hide your delicacy too much; or you will them,' v. 126.
be a tête-à-tête man all your life,' TALK, Solid talk,' v. 416 ; 'There
is neither meat, drink, nor talk,' iii. THE. 'The tender infant, meek and 212, n. 1; Well, we had good talk,' mild,' ii. 244, 16. 2. ii. 75; ‘You may talk as other peo- THEOLOGIAN. •I say, Lloyd, I'm the ple do,' iv. 255.
best theologian, but you are the best TALKED. While they talked, you Christian,' vi. li. said nothing,' v. 43.
THIEF. See SLUT. TALKING. 'People may come to do THINK. You may talk in this man. anything almost, by talking of it,
but don't think foolishly,' v. 326.
iv. 256; ‘To attempt to think them Talks. “A man who talks for fame down is madness,' ii. 504.
THOUGHT. 'Thought is better than TRADE. 'A merchant may, perhaps, no thought,' iv. 357.
be a man of an enlarged mind; but THOUSAND. 'A man accustomed to there is nothing in trade connected throw for a thousand pounds, if set
with an enlarged mind,' v. 373-4; down to throw for sixpence, would * This rage of trade will destroy it. not be at the pains to count his dice,'
self,' v. 263.
TRADESMEN. ‘They have lost the T'ig. “There was too much Tig and civility of tradesmen without acTirry in it,' ii. 146, n. 3.
quiring the manners of gentlemen,' TIMBER. ‘Consider, Sir, the value of
ii. 138. such a piece of timber here,' v. 363. TRAGEDY. "I never did the man an TIME. “He that runs against time injury; but he would persist in read
has an antagonist not subject to ing his tragedy to me,' iv. 282, 11. I. casualties,' i. 369, 11. 4.
TRANSLATION. “Sir, I do not say TIMIDITY. 'I have no great timidity that it may not be made a very good
in my own disposition, and am no translation,' iii. 425. encourager of it in others,' iv. 232, TRANSMITTER. “No tenth transmitter
of a foolish face' (Savage), i. 192, TIPTOE. . He is tall by walking on tiptoe,' iv. 15, 11. 3.
TRAPS. 'I play no tricks; I lay no TONGUE. "What have you to do with traps,' iii. 359.
Liberty and Necessity ? Or what TRAVELLERS. 'Ancient travellers more than to hold your tongue about guessed, modern measure,' iii. 405; it?' iv, 82.
• There has been, of late, a strange Topics. See Sick.
turn in travellers to be displeased,' TORMENTOR. " That creature was its jji, 267.
own tormentor, and, I believe, its | TRAVELLING. When you set travelname was Boswell,' i. 544.
ling against mere negation, against TORPEDO. ‘A pen is to Tom a tor. doing nothing, it is better to be sure,'
pedo; the touch of it benumbs his
hand and his brain,' i. 184, 1. I. TRICKS. 'All tricks are either knayTOSSED. You tossed and gored sev
ish or childish,' iii. 451. eral persons' (Boswell), ii. 75 ; iii. Trim. “A mile may be as trim as a 385.
square yard,' iii. 309. TOWERING. ‘Towering in the confi- TRIUMPH. “It was the triumph of dence of twenty-one,' i. 375.
hope over experience,' ii. 147. Town. • The town is my element,'| TRUTH. 'I considered myself as en:
trusted with a certain portion of TOWSER. • As for an estate newly truth,' iv. 75 ; 'Every man has a
acquired by trade, you may give it, right to utter what he thinks truth, if you will, to the dog Towser, and and every other man has a right to let him keep his own name,' ii. 300. knock him down for it,' iv. 14; ‘No