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Locke. A certain spark of honour, which rose in her well-disposed mind, made her fear to be alone with him, with whom alone she desired to be.
Sifney. The unprepossessed, the well-disposed, vho both together make much the major part of the world, are affected with a due fral of these things.
Soutb. A clear idea is that, whereof the mind hath such a full and evident perception, as it does receive from an out ward object operating duly on a well-disposed organ.
Locke. Amid the main two mighty fleets engaçe; Actium surveys the well-disputed prize. Dryd.
The ways of well-doing are in number even as many as are the kinds of voluntary actions : so that whatsoever we do in this world, and may do it ill, we shew ourselves therein by wel-dong to be wise.
Hesker. The conscience of well-doing may pass for a recompence.
L'Estrage Beg God's grace, that the day of judgment may not overtake us unawares, but that by a patient well-doing we may wait for glory, bonour, aud immortality.
Velier. God will judge every man according to his works; to them, who by patient continuace a zrell-doing endure through the heat and burden of the day, he will give the reward of their lio bour,
Regiis, As far the spear I throw, As flies an arrow from the wol-drawn bow.
Well, by this author's confession, a number superior are for the succession in the house of Hanover.
Swift. 12. As well as. Together with; not less than.
Long and tedious, as well as grievous and uneasy courses of physick, how necessary soever to the cure, much enfeeble the patient, and reduce him to a low and languishing state. Blaikmore.
Coptos was the magazine of all the trade from Æthiopia, by the Nile, as well as of those commodities that came from the west by Alexandria.
Art uthnot. 13. Well enough. In a moderate degree;
tolerably. 14. Well is him or me; beneest, he is happy.
Well is bim that dwelleth with a wife of understanding, and that hath not slipred with his tongue.
Ecilesiasticus. 15. Well nigh. Nearly ; almost.
I freed well nigb half th'angelick name. Milt. 26. It is used much in composition, to
express any thing right, laudable, or not defective.
Antiochus understanding him not to be wellaffected to his affairs, provided for his own satery.
2 Maccabees. There may be safety to the well-affected Persians; but to those which do conspire against us, a memorial of destruction.
Esther. Should a whole host at once discharge the box, My well-aim'd shaft with death prevents the fue.
Pope. What well-appointed leader fronts us here?
Welk apparell'd April on the heel Of limping winter treads. Sbakspeare.
The pow'r of wisdom march'd before,
Milton. Learners must at first be believers, and their master's rules having been once made axioms 10 them, they mislead those who think is sufficient to excuse them, if they go out of their way in a well-beaten track.
Those opposed lilcs,
Shakspeare, O'er the Elean plains thy well-breath'd horse Impels the Hying car, and wins the course.
Dryden. More dismal than the loud disploded roar Of brazen enginery, that ceaseless stormis The bastion of a well-built city, Philips,
He conducted his course among the same wellchosen friendships and alliances with which he began it.
Addisca. My son corrupts a well-derived nature With his inducenient.
Sbakspeare, If good accrue, 'tis conferred most commonly on the base and infamous; and only happening sometimes to well-deservers, Dryden,
It grieves me he should desperately adventure the loss of his poell-deserving iife, Sidney
Fair nymphs and rell-dressid youths around
her shone, But ev'ry eye was fix'd on her alone.
Popce Such a doctrine in St. James's air Should chance to make the well-dress'd rabble
Pepe The desire of esteem, riches, or power, makes mer espouse the well-endowed opinions in fashion.
Laste. We ought to stand firm in well-established principles, and not be tempted to change tor every difficulty.
Watts Lchenus sage, a venerable man! Whose well-taught mind the present age surpass'd.
repe. Some reliques of the true antiquity, though disguised, a wild-eyed man may ha; pily discover.
Spenser. How sweet the products of a peaceful reign! The heaven-taughi poet, and enchanting stran; The well-fill'd palace, the perpetual feast; A land rejoicing, and a people blest.
Turkish blood did his young hands imbrue: From therce returning with deserv'd applause, Against the Moors his well-fiesh'd sword he draivs.
Drotees Fairest piece of well-form'd earth, Urge not thus your haughty birth.
Walkr. A rational soul can he no more discerned in a Hek-formed than i:l-shaped infant.
Lock. A cool!-tormed proposition is sufficient to com municate the knowledge of a subject.
W'atts. Oh! that I'd died beiore the well-fought wal! Had some distinguish'd day renown'd my fall, All Greece had paid my solemn funerals
. Popes Good men have a well-grounded hope in alle other life; and are as certain of a fucure recom. pence, as of the being of God.
Attertury. Let firm, well-hammer'd sples protest aby feet Through freezing snow's.
Gay. The camp of the heather was strong, and well-barnessed, and compassed round with horse
Among the Romans, those who saved the water
of a citizen, were dressed in an oaken garland; Instead of well-set hair, baldness. Isaiab. but among us, this has been a mark of such
A sharpe edg'd sword he girt about well-intentioned persons as would betray their His well-spread shoulders.
Addison. Abraham and Sarah were old, and wellHe, full of fraudful arts, stricken in age.
Genesis. This well-invented tale for truth imparts.
.M.ny well-shaped innocent virgins are wad.
Dryden. dling like big-bellied women. Spectator. He, by enquiry, got to the well-known house We never see beautiful and well-tasted fruits of Kalender.
Sidney. from a tree choaked with thorns and briars. Soon as thy letters trembling I unciose,
Dryden. That well-known name awakens all my woes.
The well-tim'd oars
Pope. With sounding strokes divide the sparkling Where proud Athens rears her tow'ry head,
Smitb. With cpening streeis and shining structures Wisdom's triumph is well-tim'd retreat, spread,
As hard a science to the fair as great. She past, delighted with the well-known seats. Mean time we thank you for your well-took
labour: From a coufin'd well-manag'd store
Go to your rest.
Sbakspeare. You both employ and feed the
Waller. Oh you are well-tun'd now; but I'll let down A noble soul is better pleased with a zealous the pegs that make this musick.
Sbakspeare vindicator os liberty, than with a temporizing Her well-turn'd neck he view'd, poet, or well-mannered court slave, and one who And on her shoulders her dishevell’d hair. is ever decent, because he is naturally servile.
Dryden. Dryden. A well-weighed judicious poem, which at tirst Well-meaners think no harm; but for the rest, gains no more upon the world than to be just Things sacred they pervert, and silence is the received, insinuates itself by insensible degrees best.
Dryden. into the liking of the reader. Dryden. By craft they may prevail on the weakness
He rails ** of some well-meaning men to engage in their On me, my bargains, and my well-won thrift, designs. Rogers. Which he calls interest.
Shakspeare. He examines that well-meant, but unfortu
Each by turns the other's bound invade, nate, lye of the conquest of France. Arbuthnot. As, in some well-wrought picture, light and A critick supposes he has done his part, if he
Pope. proves a writer to have failed in an expression; WE'LLADAY. interject. (This is a corand can it be wondered at, if the poets seem resolved not to own themselves in any error? for
ruption of welacay. See WELAWAY.] as long as one side despises a well-meant endea Alas. vour, the other will not be satistied with a mode O welladay, mistress Ford, having an honest rate approbation,
Pope. man to your husband, to give him some such Many sober, well-minded men, who were real cause of suspicion!
Sbakspeare. Jovers of the peace of the kingdom, were im Ah, welladay, I'm shent with baneful smart! posed upon, Clarendon,
Gay. Jarring int'rests of themselves create WELLBE'ING, n. s. (well and be.] HapTh' according musick of a well-mix'd state. piness ; prosperity
Man is not to depend upon the uncertain When the blast of winter blows,
dispositions of men for his wellbeing, but only Into the maked wood he goes;
on God and his own spirit.
Taylor. And seeks the tusky boar to rear,
For whose rellbeing
So amply, and with hands so liberal,
Milton. The applause that other people's reason gives
The most sacrcd cies of duty are founded upon to virtuous and well-ordered actions, is the pro
gratitude: such as the duties of a child to his per guide of children, till they grow able to judge
parent, and of a subject to his sovereign. From for themselves.
the former there is required love and honour, The fruits of unity, next unto the quell-pleas
in recompence of being; and from the latter irg of God, which is all in all, are towards those
obedience and subjection, in recompence of prothat are without the church; the other towards
tection and wellbeing.
South, those that are within.
All things are subservient to the beauty, oro The exercise of the offices of charity is always
der, and wellbeing of the whole.
L'Estrange. well-pleas ag to God, and honourable among
He who does rigt co-operate with his holy Atterbury.
spirit, receives none of those advantages which Aly voice shall sound as you do prompt mine
are the perfecting of his nature, and necessary ear;
to his willbeing.
Spectator. And I will stoop and huinble my intents To your well-practis'd wise directions. Svakip. WELLBOʻRN, adj. Not meanly descend. The well-proportion'd shape, and beauteous ed. face,
One whose extraction from an ancient line Shall never more be seen by mortal eves. Drgd. Gives hope again that wellborn men may shine. 'Twas not the hasty product of a day,
Wailer. But the coell-ripen'd fruit of wise delay. Drvd.
Heav'n, that wellborn souls inspires, Procure those that are fresh gathered, straight, Prompts me through lifted swords, and rising smooth, and well-rooted.
fires, If I should instruct them, to make well-run
To rush undaunted to defend the walls. Dryder, ning verses, they want genius to give them strength.
Dryden. WELLBREʻD. adj. [well and bred.] EleThe eating of a well-seasoned dish, suited to gant of manners ; polite. a man's palate, may move the mind, by the de. None have been with admiration read, light itself that accompanies thc eating,
without Lut who, besides their learning, were wellbred. retrence to any other end. Luoke.
Both the poets were wellbred and well-natured.
Dryden. Wellbred spaniels civilly delight In mumbling of the game thay dare not bite.
Pepe. WELLDO'NE. interject. A word of praise. Waldone, thou good and faithful servant.
Matthew. WE'LLFARE. 13. s. [well and fare.] Happiness; prosperity.
They will ask, what is the final cause of a king? and they will answer the people's wellfare. Certainly a true answer; and as certainly an imperfect one.
Holyday. WELLFA'VOURED. adj. (well and fa
vour.) Beautiful; pleasing to the eye.
His wife seems to be rellfavoured. I will use her as the key of the cuokoldy rogue's coffer.
Sbakspeare. Wellme't. interject. (well and met.) A term of salutation.
Once more to-day wellmet, distemper'd lords; The king by me requests your préserice straight.
Sb.zéseire. WELLNA'TURED. adj. [well and nature.]
On their life no grievous burden lies, Who are wellnatur'd, temperate, and wise : But an inhuman and ill-teinper'd mind Not any easy part in life can tind. Denbam.
The manners of the poets were not unlike; both of them were well-bred, wellnatur'd, amorous, and libertine, at least in their writings; it may be also in their lives.
Dryden. Still with esteem no less convers'd than read; With wit wellnatur'd, and with books well-bred.
Pope. WE'LLNIGH, adv. (well and nigh.] Alinost.
The same so sore anuoy'd has the knight, Thz., wellnigb chonked with the deadly stink, His forces tail.
Spenser. My feet were almost gone: my steps had wellnigb slipt.
Psalms. England was wellnigb ruined by the rebellion of the barons, and Ireland utterly neglected.
Davies. Whoever shall read over St. Paul's enumeration of the duties incumbent upon it, might conclude, that wellnigh the whole of christianity is laid on the shoulders of charity alone. Sprat.
Notwithstanding a small diversity of positions, the whole aggregate of matter, as long as it retained the nature of a chaos, would retain wellnigh an unitorm tenuity of texture. Bentley, WELLSPE'NT. adj. Passed with virtue.
They are to lie down without any thing to support them in their age, but the conscience of a wellspent youth.
L'Estrange. What a refreshment then will it be, to look back upon a wellspent life!
Calamy. The constant tenour of their wellspent days No less deserv'd a just return of praise. Pope. WE'LLSPRING. n. s. (pællgerpriz, Sax.] Fountain ; source.
The fountain and wellspring of impiety, is a resolved purpose of mind to reap in this world what sensual profit or sensual pleasure soever the world yieldech.
Hooker. Understanding is a wellspring of life. Prov. WELLWI'LLERn. s. (well and willer.] One who means kindly.
Disarming all his own countrymen, that no man might show himself a u'ellwiller of mine.
Sidney. There are fit occasions ministered for men to
purchase to themselves wellwillers, by the eso lour under which they oftenumes prosecute quarrels of envy.
Hecker. WELLwi'sh. . s. [zvell and wish.) A wish of happiness.
let it not enter into the heart of any one, that hath a welluisb for his friends or posterily, to think of a peace with France, till the Spanish
monarchy be entirely toan from it. WELL WISHER. 1. s. [from wellzweb.] One who wises the good of another.
The actual traitor is guilty of perjury in the eye of the law; the secret wellwus ber of the cause is su before the tribunal of conscience.
Betray not any of your weizisbers into the like inconveniencies.
Spectator. No man is more your sincere tellerisker tha myself, or more thé sincere welluister of your
family. WELT. n. 5. A border ; a guard; an edg.
Little low hedges made round like welt. Tik some pretty pyramids, I like well.
Certain scioli, or smatterers, are busy in the skirts and outsides of learning, and have scarce any thing of solid literature to recommend the They may have some edging or trimming of a scholar, a velt or so, but no more. Bir yeri To Welt. V. a. [from the noun.) TO
sew any thing with a border. To WE'LTER. V. n. (pealtan, Saxon ;
weiteren, Dutch ; volutari, Latin.] 1. To roll in water or mire.
He must not float upon his wat'ry bier Unweep'd, nor welter to the parching winds
The companions of his fall o'erwhelm'd He soon discerns, and weli'ring by his side The next himself.
The gassing head flies off; a purple flood Flows from the trunk, that welier, in the blood
Drydere He sung Darius, great and good, By too severe a fate, Fallen from bis high estate, And rel!'ring in his blood.
Dreden. Bellona wades in blood; that mangled body, Deform'd with wounds, and weltring in its gure, I know it well! Ol close the dreadiul scene! Believe me, Phæbus, I have seen too much.
Murpis. 2. To roll voluntarily; to wallow.
If a man inglut himself with vanity, or writer in filthiness like a swine, all learning, all good ness, is soon forgotten. WEMM. il. s. (rem, Saxon.] A.spot; a
Although the wound be healed, yet the pare or scar still remaineth.
Br: 7.0 WEn. n. s. [pell, Saxon.) A fleshy or callous excrescence or protuberance.
Warts are said to be destroyed by the rubbing them with a green elder stick, and then burying the stick to rot in muck. It would be tridd with corns and wens, and such other excrescen
Beier. Mountains seem but so many sets and unnatural protuberances upon the face of the earth
Afort The poet rejects all incidents which are fou reign to his poem: they are wers and other excrescences, which belong not to the body.
WENCH. 1. s. (pencle, Saxon.]
spirit, you were better pour off the first infoe 1. A young woman.
sion, and use the latter.
Bacoma What do I, silly wencb, know what love hath
Henry divided, as it were, prepared for me?
. Daniel. Now--how dost thou look now? Oh ill-starr'd
As though there were any feriation in nature, wencb!
or justitiums imaginable in professions, this seaa Pale as thy smock! when we shall meet at compt,
son is termed the physicians vacation. Brown.
H had been well assur'd chat art
And conduct were of war the better part. Dryde Ev'n like thy chastity.
WERE. n. s. A dam. See WEAR. Thou would'st persuade her to a worse offence
Oriver! let thy bed be turned from fine graThan that whereof thou duist accuse her wencb.
vel to weeds and mud; let some unjust niggards
Donne. make weres to spoil thy beauty. Sidney. 2. A young woman in contempt; a strum
Wert. The second person singular of pet.
the subjunctive imperfect of To be. But the rude wencb her answer'd nought at all.
Thou wert heard.
Dryden. Men have these mbitious fancies,
WERTH, weorth, wyrth, whether initial And wanton wenches read romances. Prior. or final, in the names of places, signify f. A strumpet.
a farm, court, or village; from the It is not a digression to talk of bawds in a dis
Saxon peorðið, used by them in the course upon wenches.
Gibson. TO WENCH. v. n. (from the noun.] To WE'su., n. s. See WEASAND. frequent loose women.
The wesil, or windpipe, we call aspera arteria. They asked the knight, whether he was not
Bacon. ashamed to go a wenching at his years. Allison. WEST. n. s. (pest, Saxon; west, Dutch.} WE'NCHER. 1. s. [from wench.] A for. The region where the sun goes below nicator,
the horizon at the equinoxes.' He must be no great eater, drinker, or sleeper; The west yet glimmers with some streaks of no gamester, wencker, or fop.
day: TO WEND. v. n. pret. went. [pendan, Now spurs the lated traveller apace, Saxon.]
To gain the timely inn.
The moon in levelld west was set. Miltonia 1. To go ; to pass to or fron). This word
Ali bright Phæbus views in early morn, is now obsolete, but its preterit went is
Or when his evening beams the west adorn. still in us
Pope. Back to Athens shall the lovers wend
West. adj. Being toward, or coming With league whose date till death shall never
from, the region of the setting sun. end.
Sbukspeere: They went on, and inferred that, it the world
A mighty strong west wind look away the locusts.
Exodus. were a living creature, it had a soul. Bacon.
Numbers. When Rome shall wend to Benevento,
This shall be your west border.
The Phenicians had great Meets; so had the Great feats shall he achieve! Arbutbrot.
Carthaginians, which is yet farther west. Bacon. 2. To turn round. It seems to be an oid
WEST. adv. To the west of any place ;
more westward. A ship of 600 tons will carry as good ordnance
West of this forest, as a ship of 1900 tons; and though the greater have double the number, the lesser will turn
In gondly form comes on the enemy. Sbaksp. her broadsides twice, before the greater can wend
What earth yields in India east or west.
West from Orontes to the ocean. Milton WE'NNEL. n. s.
[a corrupted word tur weanel.] An animal newly taken from We'STERING. adj. Passing to the west.
The star ihat rose at evening bright the dam.
Toward heav'n's descent had slop'd his westerPinch never thy wennels of water or meat,
Milton. If ever ye hope for to have them good neat.
WESTERLY. adj. (from west.] Tending
Tusier. We'nny. adj. (from wen.] Having the
or being toward the west.
These bills give us a view of the most easternature of a wen.
ly, southerly, and westerly parts of England. Some persons, so deformed with these, have
Grannt, suspected them to be wenny.
We'Stern. adj. [from west.] Being in WENT. preterit. See Wand and Go.
the west, or toward the part where the WEPT. "The preterit and participle of weep,
Now fair Phæbus 'gan decline in haste She for joy tenderly w.pt.
His weary waggon to the western vale. Spenser. WERE, of the verb to be. The plural in
The western part is a continued rock. “Addis. all persons of the indicative imperfect, WESTWARD. adv. (nestpeand, Saxon.) and all persons of the subjunctive im
Toward the wesí. perfect except the second, which is
By water they found the sea west ward from wert.
Peru, which is always very calm. Abbot. To give our sister to one uncircumcised, were
The grove of sycamore, a reproach unto us.
Gencsis. That westward rooteth, from the city side. * la infusions in things that are of too high a
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tion, and not what words he expresses Lichte
When westward like the sun you took your To Wex. v. a. (corrupted from wax by way,
Spenser, for a rhyme, and imitated by And from benigheed Britain bore the day. Dryd. The storm flies
Dryden. To grow; to increase.
She first taught men a woman to obey;
But when her son to man's estate did wex,
Spenser Nor arestarard curious take thy way. Prier.
She irod a wexing moon, that soon would
wane, WE'STWARDLY. adv. (from westward.]
And drinking borrow'd light, be fill'd again. With tendency to the west.
Drzda. If our loves faint, and westwardly decline,
Counting sev’n from noon, To me thou falsely thine,
'Tis Venus hour, and in the sexing moon. And I to thee mine actions shall disguise. Donne.
Drsden. WET. adj. (pær, Sax. waed, Danish.) WE'ZAND. n. s. See WEASAND. 1. Humid ; having some moisture adher Air is ingustible, and by the rough artery, or ing: opposed to dry.
wezand, conducted into the lungs. Brown They are wet with the showers of the moun
WHALE. n. s. (hpale, Sax. balana, Lat.] tains
The largest of fish ; the largest of the The soles of the feet have great affinity with the head, and the mouth of the stomach; as
animals that inhabit this globe.
Getails going wet-shod, to those that use it not affecteth hoch.
Barr'd up with ribs of whale-bone, she did
leese Fishermen, who know the place wet and dry, have given unto seven of these valleys peculiar
None of the whale's length, for it reach'd her Brown.
knees. 2. Rainy; watery:
The greatest whale that swims the sea
Swift Wet weather seldom hurts the most unwise.
Dryden. WHA’ly. adj. (See WEAL.) Marked in WET. n. s. Water; humidity; moisture; streaks : properly wealy. rainy weather.
A bearded goat, whose rugged hair, Plants appearing weathered, stubby, and curl. And whaly eyes, the sign of jealousy, ed, is the effect of immoderate wet. Bacon. Was like the person's self whom he did bear.
Now the sun, with more effectual beams, Had cheer'd the face of earth, and dry'd the wet
WHAME. n. s. From drooping plant.
Milton. The whame, or burrel-fly, is vexatious to 'Tuberoses will not endure the wet; therefore horses in summer, not by stinging, but by theis set your pots into the conserve, and keep them bombylious noise, or tickling them in sticking drv.
Evelyn. their nits on the hair. Your master's riding-coat turn inside out, to WHARF. n. s. [wbarf, Swedish ; uerf, preserve the outside from wet. Swift.
Dutch.] A perpendicular bank or male
, To Wet. v. a. (from the noun.]
raised for the convenience of lading or 1. To humectate; to moisten ; to make
emptying vessels; a quay, or key. to have moisture adherent.
Duller should'st thou be than the fat weed Better learn of him, that learned be,
That root's itself in ease on Lethe's wbarf, And han been water'd at the muses well;
Would'st thou not stir in this. Sbakspeare The kindly dew drops from the higher tree, 'There were not in London used so many And wets the little plants that lowly dwell.
wbarfs, or keys, for the landing of merchant's
goods. A drop of water running swiftly over straw,
WHA'RFAGE. 2. s. (from wharf.) Dues aretteth not.
for landing at a wharf.
Milion. WHA'RFINGER. n. S. [from wbarf.) One 2. To moisten with drink.
who attends a wharf. Let's drink the other cup to wet our whis- TOWHURR. V.n. To pronounce the letter tles, and so sing away all sad thoughts. Walton. g with too much force. We'rher. n. š. (peder, Saxon ; weder, What. pronoun. [hpät, Saxon ; eva, Dutch.] A ram castrated.
1. That which ; pronoun indefinite. Meetest for death.
W bat you can make her do,
I am content to look on; what to speak,
I am content to hear. calf, that is, an hundred pound. Bromvn. Although there be naturally of horses, bulls,
Let them say wbat they will, she will do what
she list. or rams, more males than females; yet artificio ally, that is, by making geldings, oxen, and we
In these cases we examine the why, the makes and the how of things.
L'Estruere tbérs, there are fewer.
He's with a superstitious fear not aw'd,
For wobat befals at home, or what abroad.
It can be no more şin to ask what God grant, than if halt that species were fairly knocked on the head,
$wift. WE'TNESS, 1. s. [from wet.] The state
of being wet; moisture; humidity. eminence.
Mark wbat it is his mind aims at in this quesa them fur corte