BAG AND BAGGAGE to BASE
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,
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Leontes to himself.)
Take her to yourselves, with pigs and with basket.
Rileys 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 weighd
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,
Addison.Cato, Act V. Scene 1.
BANNERS.Hang out our banners on the outward walls;
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 Lovers 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.
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