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Abandon.—ABANDON all hope, ye who enter here. — DANTE, Inferno. Abdiel.—[Heb. Servant of God.] The name of an angel mentioned
by the Jewish cabalists. He is represented by Milton as one of the
Among the faithless, faithful only he:
His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal. - Paradise Lost. Abide.—ABIDE with me; fast falls the eventide ;
The darkness deepens, Lord, with me abide !
ABIDE with me from morn till eve,
For without Thee I dare not die. - KEBLE, Evening.
Isle of Beauty, fare thee well !—T. H. BAYLEY, Isle of Beauty. Abstracts.—They are the ABSTRACTS and brief chronicles of the time.
-SHAKESPERE, Hamlet. Abundance. For out of the ABUNDANCE of the heart the mouth
speaketh.—Matthew, chap. xii., 34. Accident.—The ACCIDENT of an accident.-Lord THURLOW, Reply to
the Duke of Grafton. Account.—A beggarly ACCOUNT of empty boxes.—SHAKESPERE, ROmeo and Juliet.
Acquaintance.-Should auld ACQUAINTANCE be forgot,
And never brought to min'?
BURNS, Auld Lang Syne.
WORDSWORTH, The Borderers.
When our souls shall leave this dwelling, the glory of one fair and virtuous ACTION is above all the scutcheons on our tomb, or
silken banners over us. --J. SHIRLEY, 1666. Actions.-ACTIONS of the last age are like almanacs of the last year.
-DENHAM, The Sophy.
Only the ACTIONS of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. --J. SHIRLEY, 1666.
After a well-graced ACTOR leaves the stage,
Thinking his prattle to be tedious. --SHAKESPERE, Richard II. Acts.--That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered ACTS
Of kindness and of love.--WORDSWORTII, Tintern Abbey.
MILTON, Paradise Lost. Addle Parliament.--A name given to the English Parliament which
assembled at London, April 5, 1614, and was dissolved on the 6th of the following June. It was so called because it remonstrated
with the king on his levying “benevolences," and passed no Acts. Admirable Doctor.– [Lat. Doctor Mirabilis.] A title bestowed upon
Roger Bacon (1214-1292), an English monk, who, by the power of his genius and the extent of his learning, raised himself above his time, made many astonishing discoveries in science, and contributed
much to the extension of real knowledge. Admire. —Where none ADMIRE, 'tis useless to excel; Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle.
LYTTELTON, Soliloquy on a Beauty. Adorn.-A Poet, Naturalist, and Historian,
Who left scarcely any style of writing untouched,
DR. JOHNSON, On Goldsmith.