ADAMANT.—On adamant our wrongs we all engrave,
But write our benefits upon the wave.

King.—Art of Love, Line 971.

ADORE.—We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe,
And still adore the hand that gives the blow.

Pomfret.—To his friend.

Led like a victim, to my death I’ll go,
And, dying, bless the hand that gave the blow.

Dryden.—The Spanish Friar, Act II. Scene 1.

ADORN.—She came adorned hither like sweet May.

Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act V. Scene 1. (Speaking of his Queen.)

Th’ adorning thee with so much art
Is but a barbarous skill;
’Tis like the poisoning of a dart,
Too apt before to kill.

Cowley.—The Waiting-Maid, Verse 4.

ADVERSARY.—Oh that mine adversary had written a book.

Job.—Chapter xxxi. Verse 35.

And do as adversaries do in law:
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.

Shakespeare.—Taming of the Shrew, Act I. Scene 2. (Tranio to Hortensio.)

ADVERSITY.—A man I am, cross’d with adversity.

Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV. Scene 1. (Valentine to the Outlaws.)

A wretched soul, bruis’d with adversity,
We bid he quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burden’d with like weight of pain,
As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.

Shakespeare.—Comedy of Errors, Act II. Scene 1. (Adriana to Luciana.)

ADVERSITY.—Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.

Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 1. (The Duke to Amiens and other Lords.)

Love is maintain’d by wealth; when all is spent,
Adversity then breeds the discontent.

Herrick.—Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 144.

AFFECTATION.—There affectation, with a sickly mien,
Shows in her cheek the roses of eighteen.

Pope.—Rape of the Lock, Canto IV. Line 31.

On the rich quilt sinks with becoming woe,
Wrapt in a gown, for sickness and for show.

Pope.—Ibid., Line 35.

Die of a rose in aromatic pain

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