SOLO.—See now, half cured, and perfectly well bred,
With nothing but a solo in his head.

Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 323.

Why, if it be a solo, ho should there be any thing else?

Bentley’s Criticism on the passage in Pope.

SOMETHING.—Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 4. (Marcellus to Horatio.)

Something too much of this.

Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (To Horatio, prior to the Play.)

Something to blame, and something to commend!

Pope.—Epistle to Mr. Jervas, Line 17.

SON.—He talks to me that never had a son.

Shakespeare.—King John, Act III. Scene 4. (Constance, the mother of Arthur, talking at Pandulph the Pope’s legate.)

SONG.—Still govern thou my song,
Urania, and fit audience find, though few.

Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book VII. Line 30.

SONNETTEER.—What woful stuff this madrigal would be,
In some starved hackney sonnetteer, or me?
But let a lord once own the happy lines,
How the wit brightens! how the style refines!

Pope.—On Criticism, Line 418.

SORROW.—Affliction may one day smile again, and till then, sit thee down, sorrow!

Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act I. Scene 1. (Constance to Biron.)

SORROW.—Here I and sorrows sit;
Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it.

Shakespeare.—King John, Act III. Scene 1. (Constance to Salisbury.)

Here let me sit in sorrow for mankind.

Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 102.

If mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis, Chap. XLII. Verse 38.

Down, thou climbing sorrow,
Thy element’s below.

Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act II. Scene 4. (The King to himself, after hearing the Fool’s proverbs.)

Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak,
Whispers the o’er-fraught heart, and bids it break.

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