: rfquotek|Ben Jonson
*: Metrodorus said that in sadnesse there is some aloy of pleasure.
: to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper
: to alloy pleasure with misfortunes
: They visited a [[pub]] noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.
*: Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters — it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.
: Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream from the chemical factory.
: a cocktail of illegal drugs
*: It was in the second affair that poor little Barney showed he was a cocktail.
*: ...now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music and the opera of voices pitches a key higher.
: a compound word
*: Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances.
: to compound a medicine
*: incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort
*: We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture.
*: Only compound me with forgotten dust.
: to compound a debt
*: I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.
*: Heres a fellow will help you to-morrow; ... compound with him by the year.
*: They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower.
*: Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds.
*: Compound for sins they are inclined to / By damning those they have no mind to.
*: his pomp and all what state compounds
*: This problem is compounded when these studies compare data from the small convenience samples of gay parenting with data on heterosexual parenting
*: It will stoope and yeeld upon better compositions to him that shall make head against it.
*: with an incredible courage they advanced to the push of the Pike with the defendants, that with the like courage repulsednb..., that the Turks retired and fled into the Castle, from whence by a flag of truce they desired composition.
*: Insidious death! should his strong hand arrest, / No composition sets the prisoner free.
*: ...and how good Mrs. West could have written such books and collected so many hard words, with all her family cares, is still more a matter of astonishment. Composition seems to me impossible with a head full of joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb.
*: There is no composition in these news / That gives them credit.
*: The investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis ought ever to precede the method of composition.