A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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Spenser, book iii. canto 5. R}nthankful wretch, said he, is this the meed, With
which her sovereign mercy thou dost -: quite - Thy life she saved by her gracious
deed; But thou dost ween with villanous despight, To blot her honour, and her ...
v. a. [amercier, Fr. •roaX* * ***, seems to give the original.] . To punish with a
pecuniary penalty; to exact a fine; to inflict a forfeiture. It is a word originally
juridical, but adopted by other writers, and is used by Spenser of punishments in
In Spenser it seems to signify somewhat like achievement; a mark of distinction.
Where be the nosegays that ... and green herbs. Spenser's Kal. Giess. Ch I'
EFLEss. adj. [from chief.] Wanting a head; being without a leader. And oliosks,
Spenser. Our church-owardens Feast on the silver, and give us the farthings. Gay
. CHUR chy A R D. m. s. The ground adjoining to the church, in which the dead
are buried; a cemetery. o I am almost afraid to stand alone Here in the
Criminal. Proceed no straiter 'gainst our uncle Glo'ster, n from true evidence of
good esteem He be approv'd in practice culpable. Shaks. 2. Guilty : with of. being
perhaps culpable of this crime, or favourers of their friends. Spenser's State of Irel
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