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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
seraphim, who, when Satan tried to stir up a revolt among the
angels subordinate to his authority, alone and boldly withstood his
traitorous designs.

Among the faithless, faithful only he:
Among innumerable false, unmoved,
Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified,

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 !
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me!-H. F. LYTE.

ABIDE with me from morn till eve,
For without Thee I cannot live;
Abide with me when night is nigh,

For without Thee I dare not die. - KEBLE, Evening.
Absence.-ABSENCE makes the heart grow fonder;

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'?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' lang syne ?

BURNS, Auld Lang Syne.
Action.--ACTION is transitory-a step, a blow,
The motion of a muscle--this way or that.

WORDSWORTH, The Borderers.
Suit the ACTION to the word, the word to the action, with this
special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.--

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.
Actor.--As in a theatre, the eyes of men,

After a well-graced ACTOR leaves the stage,
Are idly bent on him that enters next,

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.
Adam.--ADAM, the goodliest man of men since born
His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve.

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,
And touched nothing that he did not ADORN.

DR. JOHNSON, On Goldsmith.

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