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body has a right to put another un- UNDERSTANDING. 'Sir, I have found der such a difficulty that he must you an argument, but I am not either hurt the person by telling the obliged to find you an understand. truth, or hurt himself by telling what ing,' iv. 362; “When it comes to dry is not true,' iii. 364; ‘Poisoning the understanding, man has the better
sources of eternal truth,' v. 47. [of woman],' iii: 61. TUMBLING. "Sir, a man will no more UNEASY. 'I am angry with him who
carry the artifice of the Bar into the makes me uneasy,' üi. 12. common intercourse of society, than UNPLIABLE. She had come late into a man who is paid for tumbling upon
life, and had a mighty unpliable unhis hands will continue to tumble
derstanding,' v. 337. upon his hands when he should walk on his feet,' ii. 54.
UNSETTLE. •They tended to unsettle
everything, and yet settled nothing,' TURN. 'He had no turn to economy' (Langton), iii. 413, n. I.
Use. Never mind the use ; do it,' TURNPIKE. 'For my own part now, I consider supper as a turnpike
V. through which one must pass in order to get to bed' (Boswell or VACUITY. I find little but dismal Edwards), iii. 348.
vacuity, neither business nor pleasTURNSPIT. "The fellow is as awk
ure,' iii. 432, n. 3; ‘Madam, I do ward as a turnspit when first put
not like to come down to vacuity,' into the wheel, and as sleepy as a
ii. 470. dormouse,' iv. 474.
VERSE. Verse sweetens toil' (GifTYRANNY. “There is a remedy in
ford), v. 134. human nature against tyranny,' ii. VERSES. “They are the forcible verses 195.
of a man of strong mind, but not acU.
customed to write verse,' iv, 29. UNCERTAINTY. “After the uncertainty Vex. “He delighted to vex them, no
of all human things at Hector's this doubt; but he had more delight in
invitation came very well,' ii. 523. seeing how well he could vex them,' UNCHARITABLY. • Who is the worse
ii. 382; “Sir, he hoped it would vex for being talked of uncharitably?
somebody,' iv. II; Public affairs
ves no man,' iv. 255. UNCIVIL. 'I did mean to be uncivil, VICE. 'Thy body is all vice, and thy
thinking you had been uncivil,' iii. mind all virtue,' i. 289-90; · Madam, 310; 'Sir, a man has no more right you are here not for the love of vir. to say an uncivil thing than to act tue but the fear of vice,' ii. 498. one,' iv. 33.
VIRTUE. “I think there is some rea. UNDERMINED. A stout healthy old son for questioning whether virtue
man is like a tower undermined' cannot stand its ground as long as (Bacon), iv. 320.
life,' iv. 432, 1. 2.
Vitam. Vitan continet una dies,' i. WEAK-NERVED. I know no such 98.
weak-nerved people,' iv. 323. VIVACITY. • There is a courtly vivac- WEALTH. "The sooner that a man
ity about the fellow,' ii. 532 ; 'De- begins to enjoy his wealth the betpend upon it, Sir, vivacity is much
ter,' ii, 260. an art, and depends greatly on habit,' Wear. No man's face has had more
wear and tear,' ii. 470. Vivite. Vivite læti,'i. 398, n. 4.
WEICHT. 'He runs about with little Vow. "The man who cannot go to
weight upon his mind,' ii. 430, heaven without a vow may go iii. 406.
WELL. “They are well when they are W.
not ill' (Temple), iv. 437. WAG. 'Every man has some time in WENCH, ‘Madam, she is an odious his life an ambition to be a wag,' iv.
wench,' iii. 339. 2, n. I.
WHALES. “If you were to make little Wait. “Sir, I can wait,' iv. 25.
fishes talk, they would talk like
whales' (Goldsmith), ii. 266. WALK, “Let us take a walk from Char
ing Cross to Whitechapel, through, I WHELP. 'It is wonderful how the suppose, the greatest series of shops whelp has written such things,' iii. in the world,' ii. 251.
59. WANT. “You have not mentioned the WHIG. 'A Whig may be a fool, a
greatest of all their wants—the want Tory must be so' (Horace Walpole), of law,' ii. 145; 'Have you no better
iv. 136, n. 4; 'He hated a fool, and manners? There is your want,' ii.
he hated a rogue, and he hated a 545.
Whig; he was a very good hater,'i. WANTS. “We are more uneasy from
220, 11. 2; ‘He was a Whig who pre
tended to be honest,' v. 386; 'I do thinking of our wants than happy in
not like much to see a Whig in any thinking of our acquisitions' (Windham), iii. 403.
dress, but I hate to see a Whig in a
parson's gown,' v. 291; 'Sir, he is a WAR. “War and peace divide the
cursed Whig, a bottomless Whig, as business of the world,' iii. 410, n. 2.
they all are now,' iv, 257; 'Sir, I WATCH. He was like a man who re
perceive you are a vile Whig,' ii. solves to regulate his time by a certain
195; ‘The first Whig was the Devil,' watch, but will not enquire whether
iii. 371 ; 'Though a Whig, he had the watch is right or not,' ii. 245. humanity' (A. Campbell), v. 406. WATER. “A man who is drowned has WHIGGISM. "They have met in a more water than either of us,' v, 387;
place where there is no room for 'Come, Sir, drink water, and put in Whiggism,' v. 439; Whiggism was for å hundred,' iii. 348; 'Water is
latterly no better than the politics the same everywhere,' v. 60.
of stock-jobbers, and the religion of WAY. "Sir, you don't see your way infidels,' ii. 135; ‘Whiggism is a ne
through that question,' ii. 140. gation of all principle,' i. 499.
WHINE. 'A man knows it must be so WOMAN's. 'Sir, a woman's preaching
and submits. It will do him no good is like a dog walking on his hinder to whine,' ii, 123.
legs. It is not done well; but you WHORE. "They teach the morals of a
are surprised to find it done at all,' whore and the manners of a dancingmaster,' i. 309; «The woman's a WOMEN. 'Women have a perpetual whore, and there's an end on't,' ii. envy of our vices,' iv. 336. 283. See SLUT.
WONDER. "The natural desire of man Why, SIR. «Why, Sir, as to the good to propagate a wonder,' iii. 260, n. 1;
or evil of card-playing—,' iii. 27. "Sir, you may wonder,' ii. 17. Wig. 'In England any man who WONDERS. 'Catching greedily at wears a sword and a powdered wig
wonders,' i. 576, 11. 4. is ashamed to be illiterate,' iii. 288. Wool. 'Robertson is like a man who WILDS. See BRIARS.
has packed gold wool; the wool
takes up more room than the gold,' WIND. • The noise of the wind was all its own' (Boswell), v. 464.
Work. “How much do you think WINDOW. See Soft.
you and I could get in a week if we WINE. I now no more think of were to work as hard as we could ?'
drinking wine than a horse does,' i. 286. iii. 283; 'It is wine only to the eye,' WORLD. •All the complaints` which iii. 434; “This is one of the disad.
are made of the world are unjust,' vantages of wine. It makes a man
iv. 198 ; 'Poets who go round the mistake words for thoughts,' iii. 374:
world,' v. 354 ; 'One may be so see Sense.
much a man of the world as to be WISDOM. 'Every man is to take care nothing in the world,' iii. 427; 'The
of his own wisdom, and his own vir- world has always a right to be retue, without minding too much what
garded,' ii. 85, n. 2; 'This world others think,' iii. 460.
where much is to be done, and little Wit. His trade is wit,' iii. 442;
to be known,' iv. 426, n. 3; That ‘His trade was wisdom' (Baretti),
man sat down to write a book to iii, 155, n. 2; 'Sir, Mrs. Montagu
tell the world what the world had does not make a trade of her wit,'
all his life been telling him,' ii. iv. 317; ‘This man, I thought, had
144. been a Lord among wits; but I find Worst. It may be said of the worst he is only a wit among Lords,' i. man that he does more good than 308; 'Wit is generally false reason- evil,' iii. 268.
ing' (Wycherley), iii. 27, 11. 2. WORTH. Worth seeing? Yes; but WITHOUT. Without ands or iss,' &c. not worth going to see,' iii. 466. (anonymous poet), v. 145.
WRITE. · A man should begin to WOMAN. 'No woman is the worse for
sense and knowledge,' v. 257. WRITING. 'I allow you may have
pleasure from writing after it is over,
Y. if you have written well; but you don't go willingly to it again,' iv. Yelps. 'How is it that we hear the 253.
loudest yelps for liberty among the WRITTEN. "I never desire to con
drivers of negroes?' iii. 228. verse with a man who has written Yes. 'Do you know how to say yes more than he has read,'ii. 54, n. 2; or no properly?' (Swift), iv. 341, 'No man was ever written down but by himself' (Bentley), v. 312.
Z. WRONG. 'It is not probable that two ZEALOUS. 'I do not love a man who
people can be wrong the same way,' is zealous for nothing' (Goldsmith), iv, 6.