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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

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day will be at last present and not turut-ueen the gas and bosh will flow forth in “ jrrepressible" force-then this Union of States will be among the things that were--and we sball all go to everlasting smash-only we shan't!

But in all seriousness and sober earnestuess,

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PREFACE

TO THE THIRD EDITION.

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als. Franck H.

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 a 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.

J. B.

10-17-47

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NOTED QUOTATIONS. There are many phrases and quiations which are as i la miliar in Ouik months as household worlds, whose origin is either onkuown or misconceived, and without encroaching upon the sphere of the works dievoted to this purpose, we may mention a few of then :

FROM THE BIBLE.

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" There is death in the poi"-is from 2 Kings iv, 40. "Lovely and pleasant in their lives, and iu deallı ihey were not divided.”—2 Samuel, i, 22. “ A man iilter his owu heari." --1 Sam. xii, 14. “ The apple of his eye."- Deut. sis, 21. A siill small voice".-1 Kings, sis, 12. caped with the skin on my tecili."...-Jol xix, 20. “That mine :: dvipusil v nad wiiiicu a book."--Job. xxi, 35. “Spreading himself like a green bay tree." - Psalms susvii

, 35. "Hanged our hotjos tipon the willows." -Psalıns cxxxvii, 2. Ricles curl:inly make

[uol toke, as is very ojien quoted,] tbemI, selves wings."---Proverbs xxiii

, 5. leap zoals of fire upou liis bent.-- Proverbs xsv, 22. “No new iliing mer iho sum."--Ecclesiastes i, 9. "Oi waling many books there is no end."--Eclesiasies sii, 12. Peace, peace, when there is no peace,'' (made famous by Pairiels lleory.) ---Jereiniali viii, 11. “My name is Legion.”Mark v, 9. “To kick against the pricks.-Acts ix, 5.

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FROV SIIAKSPEARE.

" Make a virine of vecessity.". -''wo gentlemen of Verona. * A!! at glitters is not golu," (usually qurollari, “All is not gold chat gliters.”--Merchant oị Venice. “Screw your couiige 10 ile siinking place,” [not poini.]-- Machcih.

• Male assuranco doubly sure."--] bid. “Hang on your banners on ihe Qui Wald foot onier] walls."

--Richard Jul “A borse', a borse ! my kingdom for a horse."--ibid.

PREFACE

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TO THE THIRD EDITION.

alr, Frank H.

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 6 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.

J. B.

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CAMBRIDGE, April, 1858.

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