BAG AND BAGGAGE.—Come, shepherd, let us make an honourable retreat, though not with bag and baggage, yet with scrip and scrippage.

Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act III. Scene 2. (Touchstone to Corin.)

It will let in and out the enemy,
With bag and baggage.

Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Leontes to himself.)

Take her to yourselves, with pigs and with basket.

Riley’s Plautus.—Vol. II. The Mercator, Act V. Scene 4.

[Analagous to our phrases, “bag and baggage,” “stump and rump.”]

BAIT.—Your bait of falsehood takes the carp of truth.

Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 1. (Polonius to Reynaldo.)

BALAAM.—And sad Sir Balaam curses God and dies.

Pope.—Moral Essays, Epistle III. last Line.

BALANCE.—The doubtful beam long nods from side to side.

Pope.—Rape of the Lock, Canto V. Line 73.

First he weigh’d
The pendulous round earth with balanced air,
In counterpoise, now ponders all events,
Battles and realms: in these he put two weights,
The sequel each of parting and of fight;
The latter quick up flew, and kick’d the beam.

Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 999; Shenstone, Economy, Part I.; Churchill, Independence.

BALSAM.—Is this the balsam that the usuring senate pours into captains’ wounds?

Shakespeare.—Timon of Athens, Act III. Scene 5. (Alcibiades to himself.)

BANE.—My death and life,
My bane and antidote, are both before me.

Addison.—Cato, Act V. Scene 1.

BANNERS.—Hang out our banners on the outward walls;
The cry is still—“They come!”

Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act V. Scene 5. (Macbeth to Seyton and Soldiers.)

BANISHMENT.—Eating the bitter bread of banishment.

Shakespeare.—King Richard II. Act III. Scene 1. (Bolingbroke.) Beaumont and Fletcher. —The Lover’s Progress, Act V. Scene 1.

BANKRUPT.—A bankrout, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto.

Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 1. (Shylock to Salarino.)

Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease.

Dryden.—Absalom and Ahithophel.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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