AFFRONT.—Am I to set my life upon a throw,
Because a bear is rude and surly? No—
A moral, sensible, and well-bred man,
Will not affront me, and no other can.

Cowper, Conversation, Line 191.

AFTER.—After me the deluge. Après moi le deluge.

Madame de Pompadour.—3 Notes and Queries, 397.

When I am dead, may earth be mingled with fire. Aye, said Nero, and while I am living, too.

From a Greek Tragedian. See Riley’s Dict., Classical Quot., 535.

After the war, aid.—Greek Proverb.

After death, the doctor.—English Proverb.

Riley.—Supra, 540. Geo. Herbert, Jacula Prudentum.

AGE.—Age and want sit smiling at the gate.

Pope.—Moral Essays, to Bathurst, Epistle III., Line 266.

Slow-consuming age.

Gray.—Ode on Eton College, Verse 9.

Borne on the swift, tho’ silent, wings of time,
Old age comes on apace, to ravage all the clime.

Beattie.—The Minstrel, Verse 25, Line 8.

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety.

Shakespeare.—Anthony and Cleopatra, Act II. Scene 2. (Enobarbus to Mecænas.)

Your date is better in your pie
And your porridge, than in your cheek.

Shakespeare.—All’s Well that ends Well, Act I. Scene 1. (Parolles to Helena.)

Some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time.

Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II., Act I., Scene 2. (Falstaff to the Chief Justice.)

AGE.—I have seen more days than you.

Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act IV. Scene 1. (Anthony to Octavius.)

Come forth, old man,—thy daughter’s side
Is now the fitting place for thee:
When time has quell’d the oak’s bold pride,
The youthful tendril yet may hide
The ruins of the parent tree.

Scott.—Woodstock, Chap. II.

Down his neck his reverend lockes
In comelye curles did wave;
And on his aged temples grewe
The blossomes of the grave.

Old Ballad.—2 Percy Reliques, 171.

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