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Soliloquy

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Solíloquy. n.s. [soliloque, Fr. solus and loquor, Lat.] A discourse made by one in solitude to himself.

The whole poem is a soliloquy: Solomon is the person that speaks: he is at once the hero and the author; but he tells us very often what others say to him. Prior.

He finds no respite from his anxious grief,
Then seeks from his soliloquy relief.
Garth's Dispensatory.

If I should own myself in love, you know lovers are always allowed the comfort of soliloquy. Spectator.

Sources: Garth, Samuel (17) · Prior, Matthew (162) · Spectator (140)

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