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And usest none in that true use indeed, BE'D I AM. ad;. [from the noun.] Belong. Which should bedeck thy shape, thy love, thy wit. ing to a madhouse ; fit for a madhouse, .

The country gives me proof and precedent Female it seems,

Of bedlam beggars, who with roaring voices That so bedeck'd, ornate, and gay,

Strike in their numb’d and mortify'd bare arms Comes this way. Milton. Pins, wooden pricks.

Sbakspeura, With ornamental drops bedeck'd I stood, And writ my victory with my enemy's blood.

BE'DLAMITE. 9. s. (from bedlam.] An in

Norris, habitant of Bedlam; a madman.
Now Ceres, in her prime,

If wild ambition in thy bosom reign,
Smiles fertile, and with ruddiest freight bedeckt. Alas! thou boast'st thy sober sense in vain ::

Philips. Iu these poor bedlomites thyself survey, BE'DE HOUSE, 1. s. [from bede, Sax. a Thyselflessinnocently mad than they.Fitzgerald. · prayer, and house.] A hospital or alms- Be'vm A KER. n. s. [from bed and make.}

house, where the poor people prayed for A person in the universities, whose office their founders and benefactors.

it is to make the beds, and clean the BEDEʻTTER. See BEDDER.

chambers. TO BED E'w.v.a. (from dew.] To moisten

I was deeply in love with my bedmaker, upon gently, as with the fall of dew,

which I was rusticated for ever. Spretatur. Bedew her pasture's grass with English blood. BE'UMATE n. s. [from bed and mate.] A Let all the tears that should beder my herse,

bedfellow; one that partakes of the Be drops of balın to sanctify thy head. Shaksø.

same bed. The countess received a letter from him,

Had I so gnod occasion to lie long whereunco all che while she was writing her an

As you, prince Paris, nought but heav'nly busisker, she bedewed the paper with her tears.


Should rob my bedmate of my company. Shaks. What slender youth,bedew'd with liquid odours, BE'DMOULDING. 1 n. s. (from bed Courts thee on roses, in some pleasant cave? BE'DDING MOULDING. Šand mould.] A


term used by workmen, to signify those Balm, from a silver box distill'd around,

members in the cornice, which are placed Shall all bedew the roots, and scent the sacred

below the coronet. Builder's Dict. ground.

Dryden. He said: and falling tears his face badero.

BE'D POST.n. s. [from bed and post.] The

Dryden. post at the corner of the bed, which sup.; BE'DFELLOW. n. s. [from bed and fellow.) ports the canopy. One that lies in the same bed.

I came the next day prepared, and placed her He loves your people,

in a clear light, her head leaning to a bedposting But tie him not to be their bedfellozu. Sbaksp;'

another standing behind, holding it steady. Misery acquaints a man with strange bedjel

Wiseman's Surgery; lotus.

Shakspeare. BE'DPRESSFR. 1.. s. [from bed and priss.] Why doth the crown lie there tipon his pilloy, A heavy lazy fellow. Being so troublesome a bedfellow? Sbakspeare. This sanguine coward, this bedpresser, this A man would as soon choose him for his beda

horseback breaker, this huge hill of Hesh, Sbak. fellow as his playfellow.

L'Estrarge. To BEDRAGGLE. r. a. (from be and What charming bedfillows, and companions for life, men choose out of such women! Addison.

draggle.] To soil the clothes, by suffer: TO BEDI'GHT. v. a, (from dight.] To

ing them, in walking, to reach the dirt.

Poor Party Bione, no more be seen adorn; to dress; to set oft: an old

Pedraggled in my valks so green, Szuift. word, now only used in humorous

TO BEDRE'NCH.v, a. (from be and drench.) writings.

To drench; to soak; to saturate with A maden fine bedight he hapt to love;

moisture. The maiden fine bedight his love retains,

Far off from the mind of Boliugtroke
And for the village he forsakes the plains. Gay.
TO BEDI'm. v.a. [from dim.] To make

It is such crimson tempest should bedrench.

The fresh green lap of fair king Richard's land. dim; to obscure ; to cloud; to darken.

Shekspeare. I have bedimm'd

BE'DRID. adj. [from bed and ride.] ConThe noontide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds,

fined to the bed hy age or sickness.

Norway, uncle of young Pontinbras,
And 'twixt the green sea and the azure vault
Set roaring war.

Who, impotent and bedrids scarcely hears
Sbalspeare. of this his nephew's purpose.

Sbakspears. To BEDI'ZEN. v. a. (from dizen.] To

Lies, he not bedrid ? and again does nothing, dress out : a low word.

But what he did being childish? Sbakspeare. BE'DLAM. n. s. [corrupted from Beth

- Now, as a myriad kebem, the name of a religious house in Of ants durst th' emperor's lov'd snake invade; London, converted afterward into a

The crawling galleys, seagulls, tinny chips, kospital for the mad and lunatick.]

Might brave our pinnaces, our bedrid ships. 1. A madhouse; a place appointed for the Hanging old men, who were bedrid, because cure of lunacy.

they would no: discover where their money was. 2. A madman; 'a lunatick; an inhabitant

Clarendone of Bedlam.

Infirm persons, when they come to be so weak Let 's follow the old earl, and get the bed!am

as to be tixed to their beds, hold out many years ; To lead him where he would ; his roguish mad

some have lain bedrid ewenty years.

BE'DRITE. 1. s. [from bed and rite.] The Allows itself to any thing.

Sbahoere. privilege of the marriage bed.




Whose vows are, that no bedrite shall be paid

So work the honey bees; Till Hymen's torch be lighted. Sbakspeare;

Creatures that, by a ruling mature, teach TO BEDRO'P. v. a. (from be and drop.] The art of order to a peopled kingdom. Shaks,

From the Moorish camp To besprinkle ; to mark with spots or

There has been heard a distant humming noise, drops ; to speckle.

Like bees disturb'd, and arming in their hives. Not so thick swarmi'd once the soil

Dryden. Bedrop'd with blood of Gorgon. Milton,

A company of poor insects, whereof some are Our plenteous streams a various race surrly;

bers, delighted with flowers, and their sweetness; The silver eel, in shining volumes rollid;

others beetles, delighted with otherviands. Losée. The yellow carp, in scales betrop'd with gold.

2. An industrious and careful person. This

Pope, . BE'DSTAFF. n. s. [bed and staff:] A

signification is only used in familiar wooden pin suck anciently on the sides

language. of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from

BEE-EATER. n. s. [from bee and eat.] A

bird that feeds upon bees. slipping on either side. Hostess, accommodate us with a bedstaff:

BEE-FLOWER.n. s. [from bee and flower.] Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour. A species of foolstones. Miller. BE'DSTEAD, 9. s. [from bed and stead.] BEE-GARDEN.n. s. [from bee and garden.]

The frame on which the bed is placed. A place to get hives of bees in.
Chimnies with scorn rejecting smoke;

A convenient and necessary place ought to be Stools, tables, chairs, and bedsteads broke. Swift. made choice of for your apiary, or bee-garden. BF'USTRAW. 11. s. [from bed and strasv.]

Mortimer, The straw laid under a bed to make it BEE-HIVE, n. s. [from bee and hive.) The soft.

case, or box, in which bees are kept. Fleas breed principally of straw or mats,where BEE-MASTER. noso (from bee and master.] there hath been a little moisture; or the chamber One that keeps beek.

or bedstraw kept close, and not aired. Bacon. They that are bee-masters, and have not care BEDSWE'RVER. 9.

s. [from bed and enough of them, must not expect to reap any swerve.] One that is false to the bed; considerable advantage by them. Mortimer, one that ranges or swerves from one bed BEECH, n. so [bece, or boc, Saxon; to another.

fagus.] A tree that bears mast. She's a bedszerver, even as bad as those

There is but one species of this tree at present That vulgars give the boldest titles to. Shaksp.

known; except two varieties, with striped leaves.

It will grow to a considerable stature, though the BE'DTIME. n. s. [from bed and time. ] The

soil be stony and barren; as also, upon the dehour of rest ; sleeping time.

clivities of inountains. The shade of this tree What masks, what dances shall we have,

is very injurious to plants, but is believed to be To wear away this long age of three hours,

very salubrious to human bodies. The timber is Between our after-supper and bedtime? Shaks.

of great use to turners and joiners. The mast is After evening repasts, till bedtime, their

very good to fatten swine and deer.

Miller. thoughts will be best taken up in the easy

Black was the forest, thick with beech it stood. grounds of religion. Milton.

Dryden. The scouring drunkard, if he does not tight

Nor is that sprightly wildness in their notes, Before his bedtime, takes no rest that night.

Which, clear and vigorous,warbles from the brecó. Dryder,

Thorson, TO BEDU'NG. v, a. (from be and dung.] BE'ECHEN.adj. [bucene, Sax.] Consisting To cover or inanure with dung.

of the wood of the beech; belonging to TO BEDU'ST. v. a. (from be and dust.] To

the beech. sprinkle with dust.

With diligence he 'll serve us when we dine, BE'DWARD. adv. (from bed and ward.] And in plain beecben vessels fill our wine. Dryd. Toward bed.

BEEF. 12. s. ( beuf, French.]
In heart

1. The flesh of black-cattle prepared for As merry as when our nipriai day was done, food. And tapers burnt to tedavard. Sbakspeare.

What say you to a piece of beef and mustard? To Benw a'r F. v.a. [from be and dwarf.]

Sbakspeare; To make little; to hinder in growth; The fat of roasted beef falling on birds, will to stunt.

baste them.

Swift "Tis shrinking, not close weaving, that hath 2. An ox, bull, or cow, considered as tit thus

for food. In this sense it has the plural in mind and body both bedwarfed us.


beeves; the singular is seldom found. BE'DWORK. n. s. [from bed and work.] pound of man's flesh Work done in bed; work performed

Is not so estimable or profitable,

As fesli of muttons, becues, or goats. without toil of the hands.


Alcinous slew twelvesheep, eight white-toorn 'd The still and mental parts,

skine, That do contrive how many hands shall strike Two crook-haunch'd beeves. Claiman. When fulness calls them on, and know, by There was not any captain, but had credit for

more victuals than we spent there; and yet they Of their observant toil, the enemy's weight; had of me fifty beeves among them. Why, this hath not a finger's dignity;

Sir Water Raleigh. They call this bedrvork, mapp’ry, closet war. On hides of beeves before the palace gate,

Shakspeare. Sad spoils of luxury! the suitors sate. Pope. BEE. n. s. [beo, Saxon.]

BEEF. adj. (trom the substantive.] Con. 1. The animal that makes honey, remark- sisting of the flesh of black-ca'tle. able for its industry and art.

If you are employed in marketing, do not ac



cept of á treat of a beef stake, and a pot of ale, set forth such a divine block, it cannot one mo. from the butcher,

Swift. ment secure itself from being eaten by worms, BEEF-EATER. N. s. [from beef and eat, or defiled by birds, or cut in pieces by axes. because the commons is beef when on

Stillingficet. waiting. Mr. Steevens derives it thus :

To Be'etLE. V. n. [from the noun.] To Beef-eater maycome from beaufetier, one

jut out; to hang over.

What if it tempt you tow'rd the food, my who attends at the sideboard, which

lord; was anciently placed in a beaufet. The

Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff, business of the beef-eaters was, and per- That beetles o'er his base into the sea? Sheksp. haps is still, to attend the king at meals.]

Or where the hawk A yeoman of the guard.

High in the beetling cliff his airy builds. Thomson. BEEF-WITTED. adj. [from beef and wit.) BEETLEBRO’wed. adj. [from beetle and Dull; stupid ; heavy-headed.

brow.! Having prominent brows, Beef-witted lord.

Slakspeare. Enquire for the beetle-brow'd critic, &c. BE'EMOL. n. s. This word I have found

Swift. only in the example, and know nothing BEETLEHE'ADED. adj. [from beetle and

bead.) Loggerheaded; wooden-headed; of the etymology, unless it be a cor

having a head stupid, like the head of a ruption of bymodule, from by and modu

wooden beetle. lus, a note ; that is, a note out of the

A whoreson, beetle-beaded, flap-ear’d, knave. regular order. There be intervenient in the rise of eight, in BE'ETLESTOCK. n. s. [from beetle' and

Sbakspeare. tones, two beemols, or half notes; so as, if you divide the tones equally, the eight is but seven

stock.] The handle of a beetle. whole and equal notes.


BE'ETRADISH. BEEN.[beon, Saxon.] The participle pre

n. 5. A plant. terit of To Bs.

BEEVES. N. s. [the plural of beef.] Black. Enough that virtue filled the space between, cattle ; oxen. Prov'd by the ends of being to have been. Pope. One way, a band select from forage drives BEER. n. s. [bir, Welsh.] Liquor made of A herd of beroes, fair oxen, and fair kine,

From a fat meadow ground. malt and hops. It is distinguished from

Milton, ale, either by being older or smailer.

Others make good the paucity of their breed

with the length and duration of their days; Here's a pot of good double beer, neighbour;

whereof there want not examples in animals drink.


uniparous, first, in bisulcous or cloven-hoofed, Try clarifying with almonds in new beer.

as camels; and beeves, whereof there is above a Bacon,

million annually slain in England. Brown. Flow, Welsted! Aow, like thine inspirer, beur;

Berves, at his touch, at once to jelly turn, Tho'stale, not ripe; tho’thin, yet never clear;

And the huge boar is shrunk into an urn. Pope. So sweetly mawkish, and so sinoothly dull;

befell, Heady, not strong; and foaming, tho' not full. To BEFA'L1. v. n. (from fall.


it hath befallen.) BE'ESTINGS. See BIESTINGS.

1. To happen to: used generally of ill.

Let me know Beet. n. s. (beta, Lat.) A plant.

The worst that may befall me in this case. Sbak. The species are, 1. The conimon white beet.

Other doubt possesses me, lest harm 2. The common green bert. :). The common red

Befull thee, sever'd from me.

Milton, best +. The turner-rosted red bect. 5. The

This venerable person, who probably heard 6. The yellow beet. 7. The

our Saviour's prophecy of the destruction of JeSwiss or Chard beef,

Miller. rusalem, drew his congregation out of these unBE'ETLE. 71. s. [býte!, Saxon.]

paralleled calamities, which befell his country1. An insect distinguished by having hard

Addison. cases or sheaths, under which he folds This disgrace has befallen them, not because

they deserved it, but because the people love his wings.

new faces.

Addison. They are as shards, and he their beetle. Sbaks.

2. To happen to, as good or neutral. The poor beetle that we tread upon,

Bicn asked an envious man, that was very sad, In corporal suffrance finds a pang as great what harm had bafillen unto him, or what good As when a giant dies.


had b. faller unto another man? Bacon. Others come sharp of sight, and too provident

No man can certainly conclude God's love or for that which concerned their own interest; but as blind as beetles in foreseeing this great and

hatred to any person, from what befalls him in this world.

Tillotson, common danger. Knolles's History of the Turks. Agro: there was with hoary moss' o'ergrown; 3. To happen; to come to pass,

But since th'affairs of men are still uncertain, The clasping ivics up the ruins creep, And there the bat and drowsy beetle sleep. Garth.

Let's reason with the worst that may, befall. The butterflies and bectles are such numerous


I have reveal'd tribes, that I believe, in our own native country

This discord which lefell, and was in heav'n alone, the species of each kind may amount to

Among th' angelick pow'rs.

Milton. one hundred and fifty, or more. Ray. 1. A heavy mallet, or wooden hammer, 4. It is used sometiines with to before the

person to whom any thing happens : with which wedges are driven, and

this is rare. pavements rammed.

Some great mischief hath befalln If I do, fillip me with a three man beetle.

To that meek man.

Paradise Lost. Sbakspeare. When, by the help of wedges and beetles, an

5. To befull of. To become of; to be image is cleft out of the trunk of some well- the state or condition of: a phrase little grown isee; yet, after all the skill of artificers to used,

great red beet.



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Particular advantages it has before all the books What hath befallor of them, and thee, till now. which have appeared before it in this kind. Dryd.

Shakspeare. 10. In preference to. To BeFift. v. a. (from be and fit.] To We should not presume to determine which suit ; to be suitable to; to become. should be the fittest, till we sse he hath chosen Blind is his love, and best befits the dark. some one, which one we may then boldly say to

Sbakspeare. be the tittest, because he hath taken it before the Out of my sight, thou serpent!--that name best

Hocker. Befois thee, with him leagued; thyself as false. We think poverty to be infinitely desirable

Paradise Lost. before the torments of covetoon.ess. Taylor. I will bring you where she sits,

11. Prior to ; nearer to any thing ; as, the Clad in splendour, as tufits

eldest son is before the younger in suc. Her deity.


cession. Thou, what befits the new lord mayor, Art anxiously inquisitive to know. Dryden,

12. Superiour to; as, he is before his com. TO BEFO'oli v. a. (from be and fool. To

petitors both in right and power.

BEFO'R E. adv. infatuate ; to fool; to deprive of understanding ; to lead into errour.

1. Sooner than ; earlier in time. Men befcal themselves infinitely, when, by

Heav'nly born, venting a few sighs, they will needs persuade

Before the hills appear'd, or fountain flow'd, themselves that they have repented.

Thou with eternal wisdom didst converse. Milt,

Jeroboain thought policy the best piety: though

Before two months their orb with light adorn,

If heav'n allow me life, I will return. in nothing more befooled; the nature of sin being

Dryden, not only to defile, but to infatuate. Souto.

2. In time past. BEFO'R E. prep. [biforan, Sax.]

Such a plenteous crop they bore 3. Further onward in place.

Of purest and well winnow'd grain,

As Britain never knew before. Drydex. Their common practice was to look no further before them than the next line; whence it will

3. In some time jately past. follow that they can drive to no certain point.

I shall resume somewhat which hath been be. Dryden.

foresaid, touching the question beforegoing. Hale, 2. In the front of; not behind.

4. Previously to; in order to. Who should go

Before this elaborate treatise can become of use Before them, in a cloud and pillar of fire,

to my country, two points are necessary. Swifi, By day a cloud, by night a pillar of fire, 5. To this time ; hitherto. To guide them in their journey; and remove

The peaceful cities of th' Ausonian shore, Behind them, while the obdurate king pursues.

Lull'd in her ease, and undisturb'd before,
Are all on fire.

Dryder 3. In the presence of: noting authority or

6. Already.

You tell me, mother, what I knew before, conquest. Great queen of gathering clouds,

The Phrygian feet is landed on the shore. Dryde Sec we fail before thee!

7. Further onward in place. Prostrate we adore thee!


Thou 'rt so far before,
The Alps and Pyreneans sink before him.

The swiftest wing of recompence is slow
Addison. To overtake thee.

Sbakspeare, 4. In the presence of: noting respect.

BEFO'R EHAND. adv. (from before and We see that blushing, and casting down of the band.] eyes, both are more when we come before many. I. In a state of anticipation, or preoc


cupation : sometimes with the particle They represent our poet betwixt a farmer

with. and a courtier, when he drest himself in his best habit, to appear before his patron. Dryden.

Quoth Hudibras, I am beforeband

In that already with your command. Hudibras, 5. In sight of

Your soul has been beforehand with your body, Before the eyes of both our armies here,

And drunk so deep a draught of promis'd bliss, Let us not wrangle. Shakspeare. She slumbers o'er the cup.

Dryden. 6. Under the cognizance of: noting juris. I have not room for many reflections; the last diction.

cited author has been beforehand with me, in its If a suit be begun before an archdeacon, the

Addisen. ordinary may license the suit to an higher court. 2. Previously; by way of preparation, or


preliminary: 7. In the power of: noting the right of His profession is to deliver precepts necessary choice.

to eloquent speech; yet so, that they which re The world was all before them, where to chuse, ceive them, may be taught beforeband the skill of Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. speaking

Hooker. Milton. When the lawyers brought extravagant bills, Giveus this evening; thou hast mornand night, sir Roger used to bargain beforeband, to cut off And all the year, before thee for delight. Dryd. a quarter of a yard in any part of the bill. He hath putus in the hands of our own coun

Arbutbnor. sel. Life and death, prosperity and destruction, 3. Antecedently ; aforetime. are before us.

Tillotson, It would be resisted by such as had beforeband $. By the impulse of something behind. resisted the general proofs of the gospel. Het part, poor soul! seeming as burdened

Atterbury. With lesser weight, but not with lesser woe,

4. In a state of accumulation, or so as Was carried with more speed before the wind. that more has been received than ex


pended. Hurried by fate, he cries, and borne before Stranger's house is at this time rich, and much A furious wind, we leave the faithful shore. Dryd. beforeband; for it hath laid up revenue these Preceding in tim

thirty-seven years.


proper moral.


3. At first ; before any thing is done. of men, magnificent sentiments of God and his What is a man's contending with insuperable


Cbeync. dithculties, but the rolling of Sisyphus's stone up 3. To produce, as accidents. the hill, which is soon beforeband to return upon Is it a time for story, when each minute him again? L'Estrange. Begets a thousand dangers ?

Derban. BE FU'RETIME. adv. [from before and 4. It is sometimes used with on, or upon, time.] Formerly; of old time.

before the mother. Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to en

Begot upon quire of God, thus he spake. 1 Samuel. His mother Martha by his father John. Spectator. To Butu'RTUNE. v. n. (from be and for- BEGE'TTER. n. s. [from beget.] He that, tune.] To happen to; to betide.

procreates, or begets; the father. I give consent to go along with you;

For what their prowess gain'd, the law declares Recking as little what berideta me,

Is to themselves alone, and to their heirs : As much I wish all good befortune you. Shaksp. No share of that goes back to the begetter; To BEFO'UL. v. a. (froni be and foul.] To But if the son fights well, and plunders better make fou! ; to soil; to dirt.

Dryder TO BEFRIEND. v. a. (from be and friend.)

Men continue the race of mankind, commonly

without the intention, and often against the conTo favour; to be kind to; to coun- sent and will, of the begetter,

Lockea tenance ; to show friendship to ; to BEGGAR. n. s. [from beg. It is more bencfit.

properly written begger ; but the comIf it will please Cæsar To be so good to Cæsar, as to hear me,

mon orthography is retained, because I shall beseech him to befriend himself. Shats,

the derivatives all preserve the a.] Now, if your plots be" ripe, you are befriended 1. One who lives upon alms; one who has With opportunity.

Denham. nothing but what is given him.
.See them embarked,

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and And tell me if the winds and seas befriend them. lifreth the beggar from the dunghill, to set Addison. them among princes.

1 Samuci. Be thou the first true merit to befriend;

We see the whole equipage of a begrar so His praise is lost, who stays till all commend. drawn by Homer, as even to retain a nobleness

and dignity.

Brooine. Brother-servants must befriend one another. 2. One who supplicates for any thing; a

Szeift. petitioner: for which, beggar is a harsh TO BEFRI'NGE. v.a.[from be and fringe.]

and contemptuous term. To decorate, as with fringes.

What subjects will precarious kings regard? When I flatter, let my dirty leaves A beggar speaks too softly to be heard. Ďrydstio Clothe spice, line trunks, or, flutt'ring in a row, 3. One who assumes what he does not Bofringe the rails of Bedlam and Sono. Pope.

prove. TO BEĞ. v. n. (beggeren, Germ.] To live

These shameful beggars of principles, who upon alms; to live by asking relief of

give this precarious account of the original of others.

things, assume to themselves to be men of reason. I cannot dig ; to beg I am ashamed. Luke.

Tillotson. TO BEG. v. a.

TO BE'GGAR. v. a. (from the noun.] 3. To ask ; to seek by petition.

1. To reduce to beggary; to impoverish. He went to Pilate, and begged the body.

Whose heavy hand hath bow'd you to the Mattbero,

grave, See how they beg an alms of flattery. Young.

And begrar'd yours for ever. Shakspearea

They shall spoil the clothiers wool, and bega 2. To take any thing for granted, without

Graunt. evidence or proof.

gar the present spinners.

The raiser We have not begged any, principles or suppo

With heav'n, for two-pence, cheapiy wipes liis sitions, for the proof of this; but taking that score, common ground, which both Moses and all an- Lifts his eyes, and hastes to beggar more. tiquity present. Burnet,

Girme TO BEGE'T. v. a. I begot, or begat; I have

2. To deprive.

Necessity, of matter beggared, begotten, or begot. [begettan, Saxon,

Will nothing stick our persons to arraign to obtain. See To GET]

In ear and ear.

Sbaispeare, !. To generate; to procreate ; to become

3. To exhaust. the father of, as children.

For her person,
But first come the hours, which we begat

It beggar'd all description; she did lie
In Jove's sweet paradise, of day and night, In her pavilion, cloth of gold, of tissue,
Which do the seasons of the year allue. Spenser. O'er-picturing Venus.

Svakspeare, I talk of dreams,

BE'GGARLINESS. n. s. [from beggarly.) Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain phantasy. Sbakspeare.

The state of being beggarly; meanness; Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost poverty. my children, and am desolare? Isaiah. BE'GGARLY. adj. [from beggar.] Mean;

'Twas he the noble Claudian race begat. Dryd. poor; indigent ; in the condition of a Love is begot by fancy, bred

beggar: used both of persons and things. By ignorance, by expectation fed. Granville. I ever will, though he do shake me off 2. To produce, as effects.

To beggarly divorcement, love him dearly. Shat, If to have done the thing you gave in charge, A baggarly account of empty boxes. Sbaksp. Beget your happiness, be hairy then;

Who, that behold such a bankrupt begguring Por it is done.

Shakspeare. fellow as Cromwell entering the parliament My wholc intention was to bezet, in the misus house, with a thread-bare, torn cloak, aad


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