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From the full choir when loud hosannas rise, And swell the pomp of dreadful sacrifice; - Amid that scene, if some relenting eye Glance on the stone where our cold reliques lie, Devotion's self shall steal a thought from heav'n, One human tear shall drop, and be *} opDevotion may be considered either as an *. ercise of publick or private prayers at set times and occasions; or as a tem, er of the mind, a state and disposition of the heart, which is rightly affected with such exercises. Law. 6. An act of reverence, respect, or ceremony. Whither away so fast? —Upon the like devotion as yourselves; To gratulate the gentle princes there. Shaks. 7. Strong affection; ardent love, such as makes the lover the sole property of the person loved. Be opposite all planets of good luck To my proceading, if, with pure heart's love, Immaculate devotion, holy thoughts, I tender not thy beauteous princely daughter. Shakspeare. He had a particular reverence for the person of the king; and the more extraordinary devotion for that of the prince, as he had the honour to be trusted with his education. Clarendon. 3. Earliestness; ardour; eagerness. He seeks their hate with greater devotion than they can render it him; and leaves nothing undone that may fully discover him their opposite. Shakspeare. 9. Disposal; power; state of dependance on any onc. Arundel castle would keep that rich corner of the country at his majesty's devotion. Clarendon. Devo'rion AL. adj. [from devotion.]

Pertaining to devotion; annexed to

worship ; religious. Nor are the soberest of them so apt for that devotional compliance and juncture of hearts, which I desire to bear in holy offices to be performed with me. Ring Charler. The favourable opinion and good word of men comes oftentimes at a very easy rate; by a few demure looks, with some devotional postures and grimaces. . South. Devo'rio N. A L1st. n. 4. [from devotion.] A man zealous without knowledge, or superstitiously devout. To 15EVOUR. v. a. I devoro, Latin.] t. To eat up ravenously, as a wild beast or animal of prey. we will say, some evil beasthathdevoured him. enfort. We’ve willing dames enough: there cannot be That vulture in you, to devour so many *As will to greatness dedicate themselves, Finding it so inclin'd. :*. So looks the pen: uplion o'er the wretc That trembles under his devouring paws. Shak. 2. To destroy or consume with rapidity and violence. A fire devoure!, before them, and behind them a flame burnith. oel. How dire a tempest from Mycenae pour'd, Our plains, our temples, and our town, devour'd f It was the waste of war. Dryden. Norwithstanding that Socrates lived in the time of this going petilence at Athens, he neve: caught the east infection. Addison. 3. To swallow up; to annihilate. He seem'd in softness to devour the way. - Shakspeare. Suth a pleasure as grows fresher upon enjoy

ment; and, though continually fed upon, yet is never devoured. - 'South. Death stalksbehind thee, and each flying hour Does some loose remnant of thy life devour. - Polo. 4. To enjoy with avidity. Longing they look; and, gaping at the sight, Devour her o'er and o'er with vast delight. - Zryden. Devou'RER. n. 1. [from devour.] A. consumer; he that devours; he that preys upon. Rome is but a wilderness of tygers; Tygers must prey, and Rome affords no prey Bút me aud mine: how happy art thou, then, From these devourers to be banished! ShakSince those leviathans are withdrawn, the lesser devourers supply their place: fraud succeeds to violence. Decay of Piety. Carp and tench do best together, all other fish being devourers of their spawn. Mortiner. DEVOUT. adj. [devotus, Latin.] 1. Pious; religious; de-oted to holy duties. We must be constant and devout in the worship of our God, and ready in all acts of benevolence to our neighbour. Rogers. 2. Filled with pious thoughts. For this, with soul devout he thank'd the god; And, of success secure, return'd to his abode. - Drydew. 3. Expressive of devotion or piety. Anon dry ground appears; and from his ark The ancient sire descends with all his train;. Then with uplifted hands, and eyes devout, Grateful to heav'n. w Milton. Devou"Tly. adv. [from devout.) Piously; with ardent devotion; religiously. Her grace rose, and with modest paces Came #!" altar: where she kneel'd; and saintIke Cast her fair eyes to heav'n, and pray'd devoutly. Shakspeare. One of the wise men having a while attentively and devoutly viewed and contemplated this pillar and cross, fell down upon his face.

Bacon. Heroe were more clear than our mid- ay: She dreamt devoutlier than most use to pray. Denne. Think, O my soul! devoutly think, How, with affrighted eyes, Thou saw'st the wide-extended deep In all its horrors rise : Addison.

To second causes we seem to trust; without expressing, so devoutly as we ought to do, our dependance on the first. Atterbury. Deuse. r. s. [more properly than deuce, junius, from Dusius, the name of a certain species of evil spirits.] The devil: a ludicrous word. *T was the prettiest prologue, as he wrote it; Well! the deuce take me if I ha'n't forgot it.

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tention of the words, they are fain to omit their consequences, coilerences, figure: or tropologies. Brown's Poulgar Errouri. DEW. n.f. [beap, Saxon; daaw, Dutch..] The moisture inpon the ground. Fogs which we frequently observe after sunsetting, even in our hottest months, are nothing but a vapour consisting of water; which vapour was sent up in greater quantity all the foregoing day, than iow in the evening; but the sun then being above the horizon, taking it at the surface of the earth, and rapidly mounting it up into the atmosphere, it was not discernible: the sun being now gone off the vapour stagnates at and near the earth, and saturates the air till it is so thick as to be easily visible therein; and when at length the heat there is somewhat further spent, which is usually about the middle of the night, it fails down again in a dew, alighting upon herbs and other vegetables, which it cherishes, cools, and refreshes. Woodward. Never yet one hour in bed Tid I enjoy the golden dese of sleep, But with his tim'rous dreams was still awak'd. Shakspeare. That churchman bears a bounteous mind, in

eed 5 A hand as fruitful as the land that feeds us; His dew falls ev'ry where. Sbal peare. She looks as clear As morning roses newly wash'd with deve. Shak. D. z., and rain are but the returns of moist wnpours condensed. arten. Now sliding streams the thirsty plants renew, And feed their fibres with reviving dew. Pope. To Dew. ... a. [from the noun...] To wet as with dew; to moisten; to bedev. A trickling stream of balm most sovereign, And dainty dear; which on the ground still fell, And overflowed all the fertile plain As it had derved been with timely rain. Fairy 2. with him pour we in our country's purge Each drop of us. —O, so much as it needs To date the sovereign flower, and drown the weeds. Shakspeare. Give me thy hand, That I may derv it with my mournful tears. Shakspeare. He ceas'd; discerning Adam with such joy surcharg’d, as had, like grief, been dew'd in

tears Without the vent of words: which these he breath'd. Milton.

Palemon above the rest appears, In sable garments dew'd with gushing tears. Dryden. In Gallick blood again He dear, his reeking sword, and strows the ground With headless ranks. Philips. Dow be RR Y. m. s. [from dov and herry.] Dereherrier, as they stand here among the more delicate fruits, must be understood to mean rasberries, which are also of the bramble kind. Hanmer. Feed him with apricocks and dewberries, with purple grapes, green figs, and solberries. Shakspeare. Dew n Es PRE'N T. part. Idew and be prent.] Sprinkled with dew. his evening late, by then the chewing flocks Had ta'en their supper on the savoury herb of knot-grass dewbesprent, and were in fold; I sat me down to watch upon a bank with ivy canopied, and interwove With flaunting honey-suckle. Milton. DF wipu R N is G. adj. . [from dew and turning.] The meaning of this com

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managers o of the wares and products of that corner with which they content themselves. - Locke. De’xt E Rous LY. adv. [from dexterous.] *ś skilfully; artfully. The magistrate sometimes cannot do his own office dexterously, but by acting the mining - euros But then my study was to cog the dice, And dext'reuily to throw the lucky sice. Dryá. Dex rRAL. adj. [dexter, Latin.] The right; not the left. As for any tunicles or skins, which should hinder the liver from enabling the dextral parts, we must not conceive it diffuseth its virtue by mere irradiation, but by its veins and proper vessels. Brown's Pulgar Errours. DExTRA/LITY.. n.s.. [from dextral.] The state of being on the right, not the left, side. If there were a determinate prepotency in the right, and such as ariseth from a constant root in nature, we might expect the same in other animals, whose parts are also differenced by dextrality. Brown's Vulgar Erreurs.


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