Circles to square, and cubes to double,
Would give a man excessive trouble.

Prior.—Alma, Line 1436.

STALE.—How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
Seems to me all the uses of this world!

Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (His soliloquy after the interview with his Uncle and Mother.)

STAMPS.—Stamps God’s own name upon a lie just made,
To turn a penny in the way of trade.

Cowper.—Table Talk, Line 421.

STAR.—It were all one
That I should love a bright particular star,
And think to wed it, he is so above me.

Shakespeare.—All’s Well that Ends Well, Act I. Scene 1. (Helena, solus, expressing her love for Bertram.)

And lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

St. Matthew, Chap. II. Verse 9.

STAR.—Look, the unfolding star calls up the shepherd.

Shakespeare.—Measure for Measure, Act IV. Scene 2. (The Duke to the Provost.)

Breath’d in a flower, or sparkled in a star.

Fenton.—To Lady M. C. Harley.

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