Careful Words

make (n.)

make (v.)

  When found, make a note of.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870): Dombey and Son. Chap. xv.

Me let the tender office long engage

To rock the cradle of reposing age;

With lenient arts extend a mother's breath,

Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death;

Explore the thought, explain the asking eye,

And keep awhile one parent from the sky.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot. Prologue to the Satires. Line 408.

Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight!

Make me a child again, just for to-night!

Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911): Rock me to sleep.

  Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

Old Testament: Psalm xxxix. 4.

Solid men of Boston, banish long potations!

Solid men of Boston, make no long orations!

Charles Morris (1739-1832): Pitt and Dundas's Return to London from Wimbledon. American Song. From Lyra Urbanica.

But man, proud man,

Drest in a little brief authority,

Most ignorant of what he's most assured,

His glassy essence, like an angry ape,

Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven

As make the angels weep.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Measure for Measure. Act ii. Sc. 2.

  Dare to look up to God and say, "Make use of me for the future as Thou wilt. I am of the same mind; I am one with Thee. I refuse nothing which seems good to Thee. Lead me whither Thou wilt. Clothe me in whatever dress Thou wilt."

Epictetus (Circa 60 a d): That we do not study to make Use of the established Principles concerning Good and Evil. Chap. xvi.