SPOONS to STAR
SPOONS.King. My lord of Canterbury,
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII. Act V. Scene 2; in allusion to the practice of sponsors presenting the child with spoons, or a spoon at the christening.(Knights Shakespeare.)
SPORT.Tis the sport to have the engineer
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4. (Counterplotting his Uncles designs.)
Cowper.The Task, Book III. Line 326.
It is the first time that ever I heard breaking of ribs was sport for ladies.
Shakespeare.As You Like it, Act I. Scene 2. (Touchstone to Le Beau.)
SPORTS.The sports of children satisfy the child.
Goldsmith.The Traveller, Line 154.
SPOTS.Spots in the sun are in his lustre lost.
Somerville.Epi. to Thomson.
SPRING.So forth issued the seasons of the year:
Spenser.The Fairy Queen, Book VI. On Mutability, Canto VII. Stanza 28.
Next came the loveliest pair in all the ring,
Burns.Brigs of Ayr.
SPRING.The spring, the summer,
Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act II. Scene 1. (Titania to Oberon.)
Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees,
Cowper.Tirocinium, Line 43.
SPRINGES TO CATCH WOODCOCKS.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 3. (Polonius to Ophelia.)
SPUR.What need we any spur but our own cause
Shakespeare.Julius Cæsar, Act II. Scene 1. (Brutus to Cassius, at a meeting of the Conspirators.)
SQUARE.To measure wind, and weigh the air,
Butler.A Satire on the Royal Society, Line 87.
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