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ance of the extremest of indignities, and sunk There are some abjurations still in himself to the bottorn of abjectedness, to exale force among us here in England ; as, by our condition to the contrary extreme. Boyle.

the statute of the 25th of king Charles ABJE'CTION. n. s. [from abject.] Mean- II. all persons that are admitted into

ness of mind ; want of spirit ; servility; any office, civil or military, must take baseness

the test; which is an abjuration of some That this should be termed baseness, abjecties doctrines of the church of Rome. of mind, or servility, is it credible? Hooker.

There is likewise another oath of ab. The just medium lies betwixt pride and abjec

L'Estrange. tion, the two extremes.

juration, which Jaymen and clergymen A'BJECTLY. adv. (from abject.] In an

are both obliged to take ; and that is, abject manner ; meanly; basely ; ser

to abjure the Pretender. Ayliffe. vileiy; contemptibly.

To ABJU'RE; v. a. (abjuro, Lat.)

1. To cast off upon oath ; to swear not A'BJECTNESS. n. s. (from abject.] Abjec

to do or not to have something. tion ; servility; meanness.

Either to die the death, or to abjure Servility and abjectness of humour is implicitly For ever the society of man. Shakspeare. involved in the charge of lying. Gov.of

tbe Tongue. No man, therefore, that hath not abjured his By humility I mean not the objectness of a reason, and sworn allegiance to a preconceived base mind; but a prudent care not to over-value

fantastical hypothesis, can undertake the deourselves upon any account. Greru's Cosmologia, fence of such a supposition.

Hale. ABILITY. n. s. [habilité, Fr.]

2. To retract, recant, or abnegate, a posi1. The power to do any thing, whether

tion upon oath. depending upon skill, or riches, or "To ABLA'CTATE. v. a. [ablacto, Lat.] strength, or any other quality

To wean from the breast. Of singing thou hast got the reputation, ABLACT'ATION. 1, s. One of the me. Good Thyrsis: mine 1 yield to thy ability; My heart doth seek another estimation. Sidney.

thods of grafting ; and, according to If aught in my ability may serve

the signification of the word, as it were To lighten what thou suffer'st, and appease a weaning of a cyon by degrees from its Thy mind with what amends is in my pow'r. mother stock, not cutting it off wholly

Milton, from the stock till it is firmly united to They gave after their ability unto the trea

that on which it is grafted. Ezra.

ABLAQUE A'TION. [ablaqueatio, If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth; that God in all things Lat.] The act or practice of opening may be glorified through Jesus Christ. 1 Pet. the ground about the roots of trees, to

Wherever we find our abilities too weak for let the air and water operate upon them. the performance, he assures us of the assistance Trench the ground, and make it ready for the of his holy spirit.

Rogers's Sermonsa

spring: prepare also soil, and use it where you 2. Capacity of mind; force of understand- have occasion: dig borders. Uncover as yet ing; mental power.

roots of trees, where ablaqueation is requisite. Children in whom there was no blemish; but

Evelyn's Kalendar, • well-favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and

The tenure in chief is the very root that doth cunning in knowledge, and understanding sci- maintain this sider sicm, that by many rich and ence, and such as had ability in them to stand fruitful branches spreadeth itself: so if it be in the king's palace.

Den, suffered to starve, by want of ablaqueation and 3. When it has the plural number, abili

other good husbandry, this yearly fruit will much decrease.

Bacon, ties, it frequently signifies the faculties or powers of the mind; and sometimes ABLATION. N. s. (ablatio, Lat.] The

act of taking away. the force of understanding given by oature, as distinguished from acquired

A'BLATIVE. adj. (ablativus, Lat.]

1. That takes away. qualifications. Whether it may be thought necessary, that in

2. The sixth case of the Latin nouns ; the certain tracts of country, like what we call pa- case which, among other significations, rishes, there should be one man, at least, of abi- includes the person from whom somelities to read and write?

Savift. thing is taken away. A term of grammar. ABINTE'STATE. adj; [of ab, from, and A'BLE. adj. [habile

, I'r. habilis, Lat. Skilintestatus, Lat.] A term of law, im

ful; ready.] plying him that inherits from a man 1. Having strong faculties, or great who, though he had the power to make strength or knowledge, riches, or any a will, yet did not make it.

other power of mind, body, or fortune. To A'BJUGATE. v.a. [abjugo, Lat.) , To Henry VII. was not afraid of an able mar, as unyoke; to uncouple.

Dict. Lewis the Eleventh was. But, contrariwise, he ABJUR A'TION. n.s.[from abjure.] The act

was served by the ablesi men that were to be of abjuring; the oath taken for that end.

found; without which his affairs could not have prospered as they did.

Bacon's Henry VII. Until Henry VIII. his time, if a man,

Such gambot faculties he hath, that shew a having committed felony, could go into weak mind and an able body; for the which the a church or church-yard before he were prince admits him.

Sbakspeare's Henry IV. apprehended, he might not be taken 2. Having power sufficient, enabled. from thence to the usual trial of law; All mankird acknowledge themselves alle but confessing his fault to the justices,

and sufficient to do many things which actually they never do.

Sourb's Sermonsa or to the coroner, gave his oath to for

Every man shall give as he is able, according sake the realm for ever, which was to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he called abjuration.

hath given thee.


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3. Before a verb, with the particle to, it To ABNEGATE. v. a. [from abnego, Lat.] signifies generally having the power.

To deny. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but ABNEGATION, n. s. [abnegatio, Lat. dewho is able to stand before envy? Proverbs.

nial, from abnego, to deny.] Denial, re4. With for it is not often nor very pro- nunciation. perly used.

The abnegation or renouncing of all his own There have been some inventions also, which holds and interests, and trusts of all that man is have been able for the utterance of articulate

most apt to „depend upon, that he may the more sounds, as the speaking of certain words.

expeditely follow Christ.

Hammond. Wilkins's Mathematical Magic. ABNODA'TION. n. s. [abrodatio, Lat.) To A'BLE. v. a. To make able ; to en

The act of cutting away knots from able, which is the word commonly used.

trees: a term of gardening. Dict. See ENABLE.

ABNO'RMOus. adj. [abnormis, Lat. out Plate sin with gold,

Dict. And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks:

of rule.] Irregular; mishapen. Arm it with razs, a pigmy's straw duch pierce it.

ABOARD. adv. (a sea term, but adopted None does offend, none, I say none; I'll able 'em into common language ; derived imme

Take that of me, my friend. Sbaks. K. Lear. diately from the French à bord, as, aller ABLE-BODIED. adj. Strong of body. à bord, envoyer à bord. Bord is itself a

It lies in the power of every fine woman, to word of very doubtful original, and persecure at least half a dozen able-bodied men to his majesty's service.

haps, in its different acceptations, de

Addison's Freebolder. To ABLEGATE. V.

ducible from different roots. Bond, in the a. ' (ablego, Lat.] To send abroad upon some employ

ancient Saxon, signified a house ; in which ment; to send out of the way." Dict.

sense; to go aboard, is to take up resid. ABLE GA'TION. n. so (from ablegate.) The

ence in a ship.]

Dict. act of sending abroad.

1. In a ship.

He loudly call’d to such as were aboard, A'BLENESS. n. s. (from able.] Ability of The little bark unto the shore to draw, body or mind, vigour, force.

And him to ferry over that deep ford. That nation doth so excel, both for comeliness

Fairy Queen and ableness, that from neighbour countries they He might land them, if it pleased him, or otherordinarily come, some to strive, some to learn, wise keep them aboard. Sir W. Raleigh's Essays. some to behold.

Sidney. 2. Into a ship. A'BLEPSY. 1. s. [icb26fire, Gr.1 Want of When morning rose, I sent my mates to bring

sight; blindness; unadvisedness. Dict. Supplies of water from a neighb'ring spring, 10 A’BLIGATE, v. a. (abligo, Lat.] To tie

Whilst I the motions of the winds explor'd; up from.

Then summon’d in my crew, and went aboard. Dict.

Addison's Ovid's Metamorphosera ABLIGURI'TION. 1. s. [abliguritio, Lat.]

A BO'DE. n. s. [from abide.] Prodigal expence on meat and drink. Dict.

1. Habitation ; dwelling ; place of residence. To A BLOCATE. v. a. [abloco, Lat.] To But I know thy abode and thy going out, and let out to hire.

thy coming in.

2 Kings, Perhaps properly by him who has hired Others may use the ocean as their road, it from another.


Only the English make it their abode; ABLOC A’TION, n. s. [from ablocate.] A

Whose ready sails with every wind can fly,

And make a cov'nant with th'inconstant sky. letting out to hire.

Waller. T. ABLU'DE. V. n. [abludo, Lat.] To be

2. Stay; continuance in a place. unlike.

Dict. Sweet friends, your patience for my long abode ; A'BLUENT. adj. [abluens, Lat. from abluo, Not I, but my affairs, have made you wait. to wash away.)

Shakspeare's Merchant of Venice. 1. That washes clean.

Making a short abode in Sicily the second time,

landing in Italy, and making the war, may be 2. That has the power of cleansing. Dict.

reasonably judged the business but of ten months. ABLUTION. n. 5. [ablutio, Lat.]

Dryden's Æneid. 1. The act of cleansing, or washing clean. The woodcocks early visit, and abode

There is a natural analogy between the ablution Of long continuince in our temp'rate clime, of the body and the purification of the soul; be- Foretel a liberal harvest.

Pbilips tween eating the holy bread and drinking the sa- 3. To make abode. To dwell; to reside ; cred chalice, and a participation of the body and

to inhabit. blood of Christ. Taylor's Wortby' Com.

Deep in a cave the Sibyl makes ebode ; 2. The water used in washing.

Thence full of fate returns, and of the God. Dry. Wash'd by the briny wave, the pious train

To A BO'de. v. a. [Sce Bode.] To foreAre cleans'd, and cast th' ablutions in the main.

Pope's Iliad.

token or foreshow ; to be a prognostic; 3. The rinsing of chymical preparations in

to be ominous. It is taken, with its water, to dissolve and wash away any,

derivatives, in a good sense.

Every man, acrimonious particles.

After the hideous storm that follow'd, was 1. The cup given, without consecration, A ching inspir'd; and, not consulting, broke to the laity in the popish churches. Into a general prophecy, that this tempat VOL. I,


now af.

A B. Ο
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded ABO'MISABLE. adj. (abominabilis, Lat.)
The sudden breach of it. Sbaks. Hen. VIII.

1. Hateful; detestable; to be loathed. ABOʻDEMENT. n. s. [from To abode.] A

This infernal pit secret anticipation of something future; Abomizable, accurs'd, the house of woe. Milton. an impression upon the mind of some The queen and ministry might easily redress event to come; prognostication; omen.

this aboininable grievance. by, endeavouring to like not this:

choose men of virtuous principles. Swift. For many men that stumble at the threshold, 2. Unclean, Are well foretold that danger lurks within.--

The soul that shall touch any unclean beast, or ---Tush! man, abodements must not

any abominable unclean thing, even that soul shall fright us. Sbaks. Hon. VI. be cut off from his people.

Leviticus. My lord bishop asked him, Whether he had 3. In low and ludicrous language, it is a never any secret abodement in his mind ? No, word of loose and indetermina'e censure. replied the duke; but I think some adventure They say you are a melancholy fellow.--- am

may kill me as well as another man. Wotton. so; I do love it better than laughing.---Those that TO APO'LISH. v.a (aboleo, Lat.)

are in extremity of either, are abominable fellows, 1. To annul; to make void. Applied to

and betray themselves to every modern censure, laws or institutions.

worse than drunkards.

Shaks. As you like it. For us to abolish what he hath established, ABOʻMINABLENESS. n. s. (from abomiwere presumption most intolerable. Hooker. nable.)

The quality of being abomiOn the parliament's rart it was proposed, that nable; hatefulness; odiousness. all the bishops, dears, and chapters, might be im- Till we have proved, in its proper place, the mediately taken away, and abolished. Clarendon.

eternal and essential difference between virtue 2. To put an end to, to destroy.

and vice, we must forbcar to urge atheists with The long continued wars between the English the corruption and abominableness of their prinand the Scots had then raised invincible jealou


Bentley's Sermons. sies and hate, which long continued peace hath A BO’MINABLY, adv. [from abominable.] since abolished.

Sir John Hayward. Excessively; extremely; exceedingly ; in That shall Perocles well requite, I wot,

an ill sense. A word of low or familiar And with thy blood abolish so reproachful blot.

Fairy Queen.

language, and is not often seriously used. More destroy'd than thus,

I have observed great abuses and disorders in We should be quite abolistid, and expire. Milton.

your family; your servants are mutinous and Or wilt thou thyself

quarrelsome, and cheat you most abominably. Abolish thy creation, and unrake,

Arbuthnot. For him, what for thy glory thou hast made?

T. ABO’MINATE. v. a. (abominor, Lat.]

Milton, To abhor; to detest ; to hate utterly. Nor could Vulcanian flame

Pride goes hated, cursed, and abominated by all. The stench abolish, or the savour tame. Dryden.

Hammond. Fermented spirits contract, harden, and con- We are not guilty of your injuries, solidate many fibres together, abolishing many No way consent to them ; but do abhor, canals; especially where the fibres are the ten- Abominate, and loath this cruelty. Southern's Oro. derest, as in the brain. Arbuthnot on Aliments. He professed both to abominute and despise all A BO'LISHABLE. adj. [from abolish.] That mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a. may be abolished.

prince or minister.

Szeift. A BO'LISHER. n. s. [from abolish.] He that ABOMINA’TION. 1. s. abolishes.

I. Hatred ; detestation. ABO’LISHMENT. n. s. [from abolish.] The

To assist king Charles by English or Dutch

forces, would render him odious to his new subact of abolishing.

jects, who have nothing in so great abomination, The plain and direct way had been to prove

as those whom they hold for hereticks.

Sevift. that all such ceremonies, as they require to be

2. The object of hatred. abolished, are retained by us with the hurt of the church, or with less benefit than the abolisbment

Every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyp

tians. of them would bring. Hooker.

Genesis. He should think the absli.bment of episcopacy 3. Pollution ; defilement. among us, would prove a mighty scandal and cor

And there shall in no wise enter into it any ruption to our faith, and manifestly dangerous to

thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh our monarchy. Savift's Gb. of Eng. Main. abomination, or maketh a lie.

Rou. AZOLITION. n. s. [tom abolish.] The 4. Wickedness; hateful or shameful vice. act of abolishing. This is now more

Th' adulterous Anthony, most large frequently used than abolishment.

In his abominations, turns you ofi, From the total abolition of the popular power,

And gives his potent regiment to a trull,

That noses it against us. may be dated the ruin of Rome : for had the re

Sbakspeare. ducing hereof to its ancient condition, proposed 5. The cause of pollution. by Agrippa, been accepted instead of Mecenas's And the high places that were before Jerusamodel, that state might have continued unto this lem, which were on the right hand of the mount day.

Greru's Cosmologia Sacra. of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel An apoplexy is a sudden abolition of all the had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the senses, and of ail voluntary motion, by the stop- Zidorians, and for Chemosh the atomination of page of the flux and reflux of the animal spirits the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of úrough the nerves destined for those motions. the children of Ammon, did the king detile. Arbutbuot an Dick

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ABORIGINES. n. s. (Lat.] The earliest laws dedicate, as untimely feasts, to the worms of inhabitants of a country; those of whom

the earth, in whose womb those deserted mineral

riches must ever lie buried as lost abortments, unno original is to be traced; as the Welsh

less those be made the active midwives to deliver in Britain.


Bac. Pbysic. Romains. TO ABOʻRT. v. n. (aborto, Lat.] To bring ABOʻVE. prep. [from a, and bufan,

forth before the time; to iniscarry. Dict. Saxon ; boven, Dutch.] ABOʻRTION. n. s. (abortio, Lat.)

1. To a higher place; in a higher place. 1. The act of bringing forth untimely:

So when with crackling Harnes a cauldron fries, These then need cause no abortion. Sandys. The bubbling waters from the bottoin rise; 2. The produce of an untimely birth.

Above the brims they force their fiety way; His wife miscarried; but, as the aburiion proved Black vapours climb alott, and cloud the day. only a female fæcus, he comforted himself.

Dryden. Arbuthnot and Proe's Martins Scriblerus. 2. More in quantity or number. Behold my arm thus biasted, dry, and wither'd, Every one that pagseth among them, that are Shrunk like a foul abortion, and decay'd

numbered from twenty years old and above, shall Like some untimely product of the seasons. Rowe. give an offering unto the Lord.

Exodus. ABO'KTIVE, n. s. That which is born be- 3. In a superiour degree, or to a superiour

fore the due time. Perhaps anciently degree of rank, power, or excellence. any thing irregularly produced.

The Lord is ingh above all nations, and his No common wind, no customed event,

glory above the heavens.

Psalms. But they will pluck away its nat'ral causes,

The public power of all societies is above every And call them meteors, prodigies, and signs, soul contained in the same societies. Hooker. Abertives, and presages, tongues of heav'n,

There is no riches abuve a sound body, and no Plinly denouncing vengeance upon John. Shaks. joy above the joy of the heart.

Ecclus. Take the fine skin of an abortive, and, with

To her starch thin laid on, prepare your ground or tablet. Thou didst resign thy manhood, and the place Peacham on Drawing.

Wherein God set thee cbove her, made of thee, Many are preserved, and do signal service to And for thee: whose perfection fur excell'd their country, who, without a provision, might Hers, in all real dignity. Milton's Par, Lost. have perished as abortives, or have come to an Latona sees her shine above the rest, imtimely end, and perhaps have brought upon And feeds with secret joy her silent breast. Dryd. their guilty parents the like destruction. 4. In a state of being superiour to; unat

Addison's Guardian.

tainable by: ABOʻRTIVE, adj. (abortivus, Lai.]

It is an old and true distinction, that things 1. Brought forth

before the due time of birth. may be above our reason, without being contrary If ever he have 'child, abortive be it,

to it. Of this kind are the power, the nature, Prodigious, and untimely brought to light. Shaks. and the universal presence of God, with innumeAll th' unaccomplish'd works of nature's hand, rable other points.

Swift. Abertive, monstrous, or unkindly mix’d,

5. B. yond ; more than. Dissolv'd on earth, fleet hither. Milt. Par. Lost. We were pressed out of measure, above strength; Nor will his fruit expect

insomuch that we despaired even of life. 2 Cor. Th' autumnal season, but, in summer's pride

in having thoughus unconfused, and being able When other urchards smile, abortive fail. Pbilips. to distinguish one thing from another, where 2. That fails for want of time: figuratively: there is but the least diference, consists the exHow often hast thou waited at my cup,

actness of judgment and clearness of reason, which is in one man above another.

Locke. Remember it, and let it make thee crest-fall'n;

Sbaks. Ay, and allay this thy abortive pride.

The inhabitants of Tirol have many privileges

above those of the other hereditary countries of 3. That brings forth nothing.

the emperor.

Addiso. The void profound

6. Too proud for ; too high for. A phrase Of unessential night receives him next, Wide-gaping; and with utter loss of being

chiefly used in familiar expression. Threatens him, plung'd in that abortive gulf


Kings and princes, in the earlier ages of the Milton's Paradise Lost.

world, laboured in arts and occupations, and were 4. That fails or miscarries, from whatever

above nothing that tended to promote the couvea niences of life.

Pope's Odyssey cuse. This is less proper.

ABO'VE. adv. Many politick conceptions, so elaborately formed and wrought, and grown at length ripe for

I. Overhead ; in a higher place. deliery, do yet, in the issue, miscarry and prove

To men standing below, inen standing aloft ekrtive.

Soutb's Sermonsa

seem much lessened; to those above, men standa

ing below seem not so much lessened. Bacon. A BO'R LIVELY. adv. (from abortive.] Born

When he established the clouds above; when without the due time; immaturely ; un. he strengthened the fountains of the deep; when timely.

he gave to the sea his decree, that the vaters ABO'KTIVENESS. n. s. [from abortive.] should not pass his commandment; "he! he apo The state of abortion.

pointed the foundations of the earth; then I was

by him, as oue brought up with him; and I was ABOʻRTMENT, n. s. [from abort.] The

daily his delight, rejoicing always before him. thing brought forth out of time; an un

Proverbs. timely birth.

Every good gift, and every perfect gift, is from Concealed treasures, now dost to mankind, shall above, and cometh down from the Farner of lights, be brought into use by the industry of converted with whom is po variableness, neither shadow of penirenis, whose wretched carcases the impartial turning,

James C2

The Trojans from above their foes beheld, Words are like leavęs, and where they most And with arm'd legions all the rampires till'd.

abound, Dryden.

Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Pope 2. In the regions of heaven.

ABO’UT. prep. Cabutan, or abuton, Sax. Your praise the birds shall chant in every grove, which seems to signify encircling on the And winds shall waft it to the povr'rs above.


Pope's Pastorals, 3. Before. (Sec ABOVE-CITED.).

1. Round; surrounding ; encircling.

Let. not mercy and truth forsake thee. Bind I said above, that these two machines of the

them about thy neck; write them upon the table balance, and the dira, were only ornamentai, and

of thy heart.

Proverbs. that the success of the duel had been the same

She cries, and tears her cheeks, without them.

Dryden. Her hair, her vest; and stooping to the sands, ABOVE ALL. In the first place; chiefly: Abeui his neck she cast her trembling hands. I studied Virgil's design, his disposition of it,

Dryden's Fables. his manners, his judicious inanagement of the 2. Near to. figures, the sober retrenchments of his sense, Speak unto the congregation, saying, get you which always leaves something to gratify our up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, imagination, on which it may enlarge at pleasure;

and Abiram.

Exodus. but, above all, the elegance of his expression, and

Thou dost nothing, Sergius, the harmony of his numbers.

Dryden. Thou canst endeavour nothing, nay, not think; ABOVE-BOARD.

But I both see and hear it; and am with thee, 1. In open sight; without artifice or trick. By and before, about and in thee too. A figurative expression, borrowed from

Ben Jonson's Catilinta gamesters, who, when they put their 3. Concerning; with regard to; relating to.

When Constantine had finished an house for hands under the table, are changing their

the service of God at Jerusalem, the dedication he cards. It is used only in familiar language:

judged a matter not unworthy, about the solemn It is the part also of an honest, man to deal above-board, and without tricks. L'Estrange.

performance whereof the greatest part of the bi

shops in Christendom should meet together. 2. Without disguise or concealment.

Hooler. Though there have not been wanting such here

The pai:iter is not to take so much pains abous tofore, as have practised these unworthy arts, for the drapery as about the face, where the princias much as there have been villains in all places, pal resemblance lies.

Drydenta and all ages, yet now-a-days they are owned above

They are most frequently used as words equis board.

Soutb's Sermons. valent, and do both of them indifferently signify ABOVE-CITED. Cited before. A figura- either a speculative knowledge of things, or a

tive expression, taken from the ancient practical skill about them, according to the eximanner of writing books on scrolls : where gency of the matter or thing spoken of. Tillotson. whatever is cited or mentioned before, in

Theft is always a sin, although the particular

species of it, and the denonination of particular the same page, must be above.

acts, doth suppose positive laws about dominion It appears from the authority above-cited, that

and property;

Stillingfeet. this is a fact confessed by heathens themselves.

Children should always be heard, and fairly and Addison on the Christian Religion. kindly answered, when they ask after any thing ABOVE-GROUND. An expression used to they would know, and desire to be informed signify alive ; not in the grave.

about. Curiosity should be as carefully cherished ABOVE-MENTIONED, See ABOVE-CITED,

in children as other appetites suppressed. Locke. I do not remember, that Homer any where

It hath been practised as a method of making falls into the faults above-mentioned, which were

meu's court, when they are asked about the rate I indeed the false refinements of latter ages.

of lands, the abilities of tenants, the state of trade, Addison's Spectator,

to answer that all things are in a flourishing con

dition. To ABOʻUND. v. n. (abundo, Lat. abonder,

Swifi's Short View of Irelarida Fr.]

4. In a state of being engaged in, or em. 1. To have in great plenty ; to be copiously

ployed upon; stored. It is used sometimes with the

Our blessed Lord was pleased to command the

representation of his death and sacrifice on the particle in, and sometimes the particle

cross should be made by breaking of bread and with.

"effusion of wine; to signify to us the nature and The king-becoming graces,

sacredness of the liturgy we are about. Taylor. I have no relish of them, but abound

Labour, for labour's sake, is against nature. In the division of each several crime,

The understanding, as well as all the other faculActing it many ways. Shakspeare's Macbeth. ties, chooses always the shortest way to its end,

Corn, and oil, are wanting to this ground, would presently obtain the knowledge it is about, In which our countries fruitfully abound. Dryden. and then set upon some new enquiry. But this,

A faithful man shall abound with blessings : but whether laziness or baste, often misleads it. Locke. he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be in- Our armies ought to be provided with secreta.

Proverbs. ries, to tell their story in plain English, and to let Now that languages are made, and abound with us know, in our mother tongue, what it is our words standing for combinations, an usual way of brave countrymen are about. Addison's Spectator, getting complex ideas, is by the explication of 5. Appendant to the person, as clothes. those terms that stand for them.


If you have this about you, 2. To be in great plenty.

And I will give you when we go, you may
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of Poldly assault the necromancer's hall.
Mang shall wax coid.

Milton's Comur.


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