APPETITE.—Here’s neither want of appetite nor mouths;
Pray Heaven we be not scant of meat or mirth.

Scott.—Peveril of the Peak, Chapter III.

Why, at this rate, a fellow that has but a groat in his pocket, may have a stomach capable of a ten-shilling ordinary.

Congreve.—Love for Love, Act II. Scene 7.

A stomach as sharp as a shark’s; never was in finer condition for feeding.

Foote.—The Patron, Act 1.

Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

Shakespeare.—Much Ado about Nothing, Act II. Scene 3. (Benedick.)

APPLAUD.—I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again.

Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act V. Scene 3. (Macbeth to the Doctor.)

APPLAUSE.—The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.

Boswell’s Johnson, 1780.

APPLES.—While tumbling down the turbid stream,
Lord love us! how we apples swim.


APPLIANCES.—With all appliances and means to boot.

Shakespeare.—King Henry IV. Part II. Act III. Seene I. (The King’s Soliloquy to Sleep.)

APPROBATION.—Approbation from Sir Herbert Stanley, is praise indeed.

Morton.—Cure for the Heart Ache, Act V. Scene 2.

APPROVING.—One self-approving hour whole years outweighs.

Pope.—Essay on Man, Epistle IV. Line 255.

ARGUE.—In arguing, too, the parson own’d his skill,
For, e’en though vanquish’d, he could argue still.

Goldsmith.—Deserted Village, Line 211.

ARM’D.—Arm’d at all points, exactly, cap-à-pé.

Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (Horatio to Hamlet.)

ARROW.—I have shot mine arrow o’er the house,
And hurt my brother.

Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 2. (Hamlet to Laertes.)

ARROWS.—When bows were bent, and darts were thrawn;
For thrang scarce could they flee;
The darts clove arrows as they met,
The arrows dart the tree.

Sir John Bruce.—Hardyknute, 2 Percy Reliques, 109.

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