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In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts,

JOHN BARTLETT,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by

day will be at last present and not future-men the gas and bosh will flow forth in "irrepressible" force-then this Union of States will be among the things that were--and we shall all go to everlasting sinash-only we shan't!

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But in all seriousness and sober earnestness, this talk and threatenings

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her. Frank H.

10-17-47

TO THE THIRD EDITION.

PREFACE

THE object of this work, as set forth in the original edition, was to show, to some extent, the obligations our language owes to various authors for numerous phrases and familiar quotations, which have become "household words."

That edition, compiled with the assistance of a friend whose efficient aid and judicious suggestions greatly enhanced the value of the work, was afterwards enlarged by the addition of sixtythree pages, and stereotyped.

To the present edition, ninety pages have been added in the form of a Supplement, which, together with the newly paged indices, is issued in a separate form.

CAMBRIDGE, April, 1858.

3599 149

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J. B.

NOTED QUOTATIONS.

There are many phrases and quotations which are as "familiar in our mouths as household worlds," whose origio is either anknown or misconceived, and without encroaching upon the sphere of the works devoted to this purpose, we may mention a few of them :

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FROM THE BIBLE.

"There is death in the pot"-is from 2 Kings iv, 40. "Lovely and pleasant in their lives, and iù death they were not divided."-2 Samuel, i, 22. "A man after his own heart."-1 Sam. xiii, 14. "The apple of his eye."- Deut. xix, 21. 66 A still small voice "--1 Kings, xix, 12. "Escaped with the skin of my teeth."-Job xix, 20. "That mine adversary had written a book."-Job. xxi, 35. "Spreading himself like a green bay tree." - Psalms xxxvii, 35. "Hauged our harps upon the willows."-Psalms cxxxvii, 2. "Riches certainly make [uot take, as is very often quoted,] themselves wings."--Proverbs xxiii, 5. "Heap coals of fire upon his head.--Proverbs xxv, 22. "No new bing under the sun."--Ecclesiastes i, 9. "Of making many books there is no end."--Ecclesiastes xii, 1.2.

Peace, peace, when there is no peace," (made famous by Patrick Henry.)---Jeremiah viii, 11. "My name is Legion."-Mark v, 9. "To kick against the pricks.-Acts ix, 5.

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FROM SHAKSPEARE.

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"Make a virtue of necessity." -Two gentlemen of Verona. All bat glitters is not gold," [usually quoted, "All is not gold that glitters."--Merchant of Venice. "Screw your courage to the sticking place,” [not point]--Macbeth. "Make assurance doubly sure."--Ibid. Hang on your banners on the outward foot onter] walls."Richard III "A borse, a borse! my kingdom for a horse."--ibid.

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THE object of this work, as set forth in the original edition, was to show, to some extent, the obligations our language owes to various authors for numerous phrases and familiar quotations, which have become "household words."

PREFACE

TO THE THIRD EDITION.

her. Frar

7-47

That edition, compiled with the assistance of a friend whose efficient aid and judicious suggestions greatly enhanced the value of the work, was afterwards enlarged by the addition of sixtythree pages, and stereotyped.

To the present edition, ninety pages have been added in the form of a Supplement, which, together with the newly paged indices, is issued in a separate form.

CAMBRIDGE, April, 1858.

3599 .149 13

J. B.

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