SEXTON.—At last an honest sexton join’d the throng,
(For as the theme was large, their talk was long,)
Neighbours, he cried, my conscience bids me tell,
Tho’ ’twas the doctor preach’d—I toll’d the bell.

Mallet.—On Criticism.

I snuff’d the candles; and, let me tell you, that without a candle-snuffer the piece would lose half its embellishments.

Goldsmith.—Essays. Strolling Player.

SHADE.—Like burning paper, when there glides before
The advancing flame, a brown and dingy shade,
Which is not black, and yet is white no more.

Dante.—Inferno, Canto XXV. Line 64.

A pillar’d shade
High over-arch’d, and echoing walks between.

Milton.—Par. Lost, Book IX.

SHADOW.—I am the shadow of poor Buckingham.

Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII. Act I. Scene 1. (To himself.)

SHADOW.—Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass,
That I may see my shadow as I pass.

Shakespeare.—King Richard III. Act I. Scene 2. (Gloster priding himself on his victory over Anne.)

Shadow owes its birth to light.

Gay.—Fable XXVIII. Line 10.

Shall I uncovered stand, and bend my knee
To such a shadow of nobility,
A shred, a remnant?

Churchill.—Independence, Line 277.

Shadows to-night
Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard,
Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers,
Armed in proof, and led by shallow Richmond.

Shakespeare.—King Richard III. Act V. Scene 3. (Gloster after his disturbed sleep in his tent.)

She knew she was by him beloved—she knew,
For quickly comes such knowledge, that his heart
Was darkened with her shadow.

Byron.—The Dream, Sect. 3.

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