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of it now.

old age.


ing than another; as grains and roots nourish NOW. adv. (nu, Sax. nun, German.) more than their leaves.

Bacost. 1. At this time ; at the time present. 1. Nov'rish. v. n. To gain nourish

Thy servants trade hath been about cattle, ment. Unusual.

from our youth even until now. Genesis. Fruit trees grow full of moss, which is caused Refer all the actions of this short and dying partly by the coldness of the ground, whereby life to that state which will shortly begin, but the parts nourish less.

Bacon. never have an end; and this will approve itself NOU'RIS!!IBLE. adj. [from nourisb.] to be wisdom at last, whatever the world judge Suceptive of nourishment.

Tiliotion. The chyle is mixed herewith, partly for its

Now that languages abound with words standbetter conversion into blood, and partly for its

ing for such combinations, an usual way of getmore ready adhesion to all the nourishable parts. ting these complex ideas, is by the explication


of those terins that stand for them. Locke. Nou'RISHER. n. s. [from nourish.] The

A patient of mine is now living, in an advanced

age, that thirty years ago did, at several times, person or thing that nourishes.

cast up from the lungs a large quantity of blood. Sleep, chiet nourisber in lifc's fcast. Sbaksp.

Blackmors. A restorer of thy life, and a nourisber of time


2. A little while ago ; almost at the preMilk warm froin the cow is a great nourisber,

sent time, and a good remedy in consumptions.

Baton, Now the blood of twenty thousand men Bran and swine's dung laid up together to rot, Did triumph in my face, and they are fied. is a very great nourisher and comforter to a fruit


How frail our passions !
Please to taste

They that but now for honour and for plate,
These bounties, which our nourisber hath caus'd Made the sea blush, with blood resign their hate.
The earth to yield.

Waller. NOU'RISHMENT: n. s. (nourissement, Fr.] 3. At one time ; at another time. 1. That which is given or received, in

Now high, now low, now master up, now

miss. order to the support or increase of

Popar growth or strength; food ; sustenance; 4. It is soinetimes a particle of connec. nutriment.

tion, like the French or, and Latin au. When the nourishment grows unfit to be as- tem : as, if this be true, he is guilty ; similated, or the central heat grows too feeble to now this is true, therefore he is guilty. assimilate it, the motion ends in confusion, pu- Now whatsoever he did or suffered, the end trefaction, and death.

Newton. thereof was to open the doors of the kingdom of 2. Nutrition ; support of strength.

heaven, which our iniquities had shut up. By temperance taught,

Hocker. In what thou eat'st and drink'st ; seeking from

He secks their hate with greater devotion thence

than they can render it him. Now to affect the Due nourishment, no gluttonous delight. Milton. malice of the people, is as bad as that which he The limbs are exhausted by whai is called an

dislikes, to flatter then.

Sbalsg. atrophy, and grow lean and thin by a defect of Then cried they all again, saying, Not tliis nourishment, occasioned by an inordinate scor- man but Barabbas; now Barabbas was a robber. butick or erratick heat. Blackmore.

Joba. 3. Sustentation ; supply of things need

Natural reason persuades man to love his ful.

neighbour, because of similitude of kind; beHe instructeth them, that as in the one place

cause mutual love is necessary for man's welfare they use to refresh their bodies, so they may in

and preservation, and every one desires another

should love him. Now it is a maxim of Nathe other learn to seek the nourishment of their souls.


ture, that one do to others, according as he would himself be done to.

W bite. Nou'RSLING, n. s. The creature nursed; Pheasants which are granivorous birds, the nursling

Spenser. young live mostly upou ants eggs. Now birds, Nou'RITURE. 1. s. [nourriture, French :

being of a hot nature, are very voracious, there. this was afterward contracted to nur

fore there had need be an infinite number of in

sects produced for their sustenance. Ray. ture.) Education ; institution.

The other great and undoing mischief, which Thither the great magician Merlin canie, befalls men, is by their being misrepresented. As was his use, oftentimes to visit me;

Now by calling evil good, a man is misrepreFor he had charge my discipline to frame, sented to others in the way of slander and deAnd tutors acariture to oversee. Spenser. traction.

South. TO NOʻUSEL. v.a. [The same, I believe,

Helim bethought himself, that the first day of

the full moon of the month Tizpa, was near at with nuzzel, and both in their original

band. Now it is a received tradition among the import corrupted from oursic.] To

Persians, that the souls of the royal family, who nurse up.

are in a state of biss, do, on the first full moon Bald friars and knavish shavelings sought to after their decease, pass through the eastern gate mouse! the common people in ignorance, lest of the black palace.

dddison. being once acquainted with the truth or things,

The praise of doing well they would in tine smell cut the untruth of Is to the ear, as ointment to the smell.

their packed pelf and masspeiny religion. Spers. Now it some flies, perchance, hou ever small, To Nou'sel. v. a. (riwzzle, noozle, n085€,

Into the alabaster urn should fall, or rosel ; from rose.) To entrap; to

The odours die.


The only motives that can be imagined of ensnare; as in a noose or trap. They obedience to laws, are either the value and cernuzzle hogs to prevent their digging, tainty of rewards, or an apprehension of justice that is, put a ring in their noses.

and severity. Now neither of these, exclusive 6

mere matter.

of the other, is the true principle cf our obe. NowiS. n. . (from nou, old Fr.) The dience to God.

A human body a forming in such a fuid in any

marriage knot. Out of use.

Thou shalt look round about and see imaginable posture, will never be reconcilable to

Thousands of crown' souls throng to be this hydrostatical law. There will be always Themselves thy crown, sons of thy nowe : something lighter beneath, and something hea

The virgin births with which they spouse vier above. Now what can make the heavier

Made fruitful thy fair soul.

Crasbares, particles of bone ascend above the lighter ones

No'WHERE, adv. (no and where. ]. Not of flesh, or depress these below those, against the tendency of nature.


in any place. $. After this; since things are so: in fa

Some inen, of whom we think very revemiliar speech.

rently, have in their books and writings nowbere

mentioned or taught that such things should be How shall any man distinguish now betwixt a

in the church.

Hooker. parasite and a man of honour, where hypocrisy

True pleasure and perfect freedom are nom and interest look so like duty and affection?

where to be found but in the practice of virtue. L'Estrange.

Tillotson: 6. Now and then; at one time and another, No'wise. adv. (no and wise : this is comuncertainly. This word means, with

monly spoken and written by ignorant regard to time, what is meant by here

barbarians, noways.) Not in any manand there, with respect to place.

ner or degree. Now and then they ground themselves on hu

A power of natural gravitation, without conman authority, even when they most pretend divine.

tact or impulse, can in nowise be attributed to

Besties: Now and then something of extraordinary, that is any thing of your production, is requisité NOʻXIOUS. adj. [noxius, Lat.] to refresh your character.


1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; mischie. A most effectual argument against spontane- vous; destructive ; pernicious; unous generation is, that there is no new species wholesome. produced, which would now and then happen, Preparation and correction, is not only by adwere there any such thing.

Ray. dition of other bodies, but separation of noxious He who resolves to walk by the gospel rule parts from their own.

Brorun. of forbearing all revenge, will have opportunt- Kill noxious creatures, where "ris sin to save, ties every now and tben to exercise his forgiving This only just prerogative we have. Dryden. temper.

Atterbury. See pale Orion sheds unwholesome dews, They now and then appear in the offices of Arise, the pines a noxious shade diffuse ; religion, and avoid some scandalous enormities.

Sharp Boreas blows, and nature feels decay,

Rogers. Time conquers all, and we must time obey. 7. Now and then are applied to places considered as they rise to notice in suc

Noxious seeds of the disease are contained in a cession.

smaller quantity in the blood. Bluckmore. A mead here, there a heath, and now and then

2. Guilty ; criminal. a wood.


Those who are noxious in the eye of the law, Now. n. s. Present moment. A poetical are justly punished by them to whom the exea

cution of the law is committed. Bramball. Nothing is there to come, and nothing past,

3. Unfavourable ; unkindly. But an eternal now does ever last. Cowley:

Too frequent an appearance in places of much She vanish'd, we can scarcely say she dy'd,

resort, is noxious to spiritual promotions. Szuift. For but a now did heav'n and earth divide : NoʻXIOUSLY.adv. (from noxious.] HurtThis moment perfect health, the next was death. fully; perniciously.

Drydeni. No'XIOUSNESS. n. s. [from noxious.) Not less ev’n in this despicable norv,

Hurtfulness; insalubrity. Than when my name fill d'Atrick with affrights.

The writers of politicks have warned us of the

Dryden. noxio:?smuss of this doctrine to all civil governNO'WADAYS. adv. (This word, though ments, which the christian rcligion is very far contmon and used by the best writers, from disturbing.

Hammond. is perhaps barbarous.] In the present Noʻzle. n. s. [from nose.] The nose ; the age.

snout; the end. Not so great as it was wont of yore,

It is nothing but a paultry old sconce, with the It's nowad.ays, ne half so strait and sore. Spens.

nocle broke ott.

Arbuthnet and Pope. Reason, and love keep little coinpany together To NU'BBLE. y. a. (properly to knubble, notvadays.

Sbaksp; It was a vestal and a virgin fire, and differed

or knobble, from krob, for a clenched as much from that which passes by this name

fist.] To bruise with handy cuffs. nowadays, as the vital heat from the burning of

Ainsworth. fever.

Soutb. Nur'FEROUS. adj. [nubifer, Latin.] Such are those principles, which by reason of the bold cavils of perverse and unreasonable To Nu'BILATE. v. a. (nubilo, Lat.) To

Bringing clouds.

Dict. men, we are notvadays put to defend. Tillotson. What men of spirit norvaurys,


Dict. Come to give sober judgment of new plays. Gar. Nusbile. adj. [nubile, Fr. nubilis, Lat.) No'wed. adj. (noué, Fr.) Knotted ; in


Marriageable; fit for marriage. wreathed.

The cowslip smiles, in brighter yellow drest, Reuben is conceived to bear three barres

Than that which veils the nubile virgin's breast.

Prior. waved, Judah a lion rampant, Dan a serpent nowed.

Nucı'FEROUS. adj. [nuces and fero, Lat.] Brown. Nutbearing.



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NOʻCLEUS. n. s. [Lat.] A kernei ; any To NƯʻLLITY. V. a. [from nullus, Lat.}

thing about which matter is gathered To annul; to make void.
or conglobated.

NU'LLITY. n. s. (nullité, Fr.]
The crusts are each in all parts nearly of the 1. Want of force or efficacy.
same thickness, their figure suited to the nucleus,

It can be no part of my business to overthtoje and the outer surface of the stone exactly of the this distinction, and to shew the nullity of it; same form with that of the nucleus, Woodward. which has been solidly done by most of our po

lemick writers.

South. NUDA ́TION. n. s. (mdation, Fr. nudo,

The jurisdiction is opened by the party, in Lat.] The act of making bare or naked.

default of justice from the ordinary, as by apNu'dity. n. S. (nudité, Fr. nudus, Latin.)

peals or nullities.

Aglijte. Naked parts.

2. Want of existence. There are no such licences permitted in poe- A hard body struck against another hard try, any more than in painting, to design and body, will yield an exteriour sound, insomuch as colour obscene nudities.

Dryden. if the percussion be over soft, it may induce a Nu'el. See NEWEL.

nullity of sound; but never an interiour sound. NUGA CITY. n. s(nugax, Lat.] Futility; NUMB. adj. [benumen, benumed, Sax.)

Bacon. trising talk or behaviour.] NUGA'TION, n. s. [nugor, Lat.] The act

1. Torpid ; deprived in a great measure or practice of trilling:

of the power of motion and sensation ;

chill; motionless. The opinion, that putrefaction is caused either by cold, or peregrine and preternatural heat, is Like a stony statue, cold and numb. Shakse: but nugation.

Bacon. Leaning long upon any part maketh it numab

and asleep; for that the compression of the Nu'GATORY. adj. [nugatorius, Latin.] part suffereth not the spirits to have free ace Trifling; futile; insignificant.

cess; and therefore when we come out of it, we Some great men of the last age, before the feel a stinging or pricking, which is the remechanical philosophy was revived, were too entrance of the spirits.

Bacon. much addicted to this nugatory art: when oc- 2. Producing chillness; benumbing. cult quality, and sympathy and antipathy, were

When we both lay in the field, admitted for satisfactory explications of things. Frozen almost to death, how he did lap me

Bentlega Ev’n in his garments, and did give himself NuI'SANCE. 1. s. (ruisance, Fr.]

All thin and naked to the numb cold night. 3. Something noxious or offensive.

Sbakspeare. This is the liar's lot, he is accounted a pest TO NUMB.V. a. To make torpid; to make and a nuisance; a person marked out for infamy dull of motion or sensation; to deaden ; and scorn.


to stupify. A wise man who does not assist with his

Bedlam beggars, with roaring voices counsels, a rich man with his charity, and a Strike in their him?d and mortity'd bare arms, poor man with his labour, are perfect nuisantes Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary; in a commonwealth.

Swift. And with this horrible object, from low farms, 2. [In law.] Something that incommodes Inforce their charity.

Sbaksp. the neighbourhood.

She can unlock Nuisances, as necessary to be swept away, as The clasping charm, and thaw the numbing spell. dirt out of the streets. Kentlewell.


Plough naked, swain, and naked sow the land, 10 NULL. v.a. (nullus, Lat.) To annul;

For lazy winter rumbs the lab’ring hand. Dryd. to annihilate ; to deprive of efficacy or

Nought shall avail existence.

The pleasing song, or well repeated tale, Thy fair enchanted cup, and warbling charins, When the quick spirits their warm march forNo more on me have power, their force is

hear, nulld.

Millon, And numbing coldness has embrac'd the ear. Reason hath the power of nulling or govern

Prior. ing all other operations of bodies. Grew. Nu’MBEDNESS.n.s. [from numbed.] TorNULL. adj. (nullus, Lai.]

Void ; of no por ; interruption of sensation. force; ineffectual,

If the nerve be quite divided, the pain is litWith what impatience must the muse hehoid

tle, only a kind of stupor or numbedness. Wisem. The wife, by her procuring husband sold?

TO NU KIBER. V.4. [nombrer, Fr, numeFor tho’the law makes null th' adultrous deed ro, Latin.] Of lands to her, the cuckold may succeed. Dry. 1. To count; to tell ; to reckon how Their orders are accounted to be null and in

many. valid by many.


If a man can number the dust of the earth, The pope's confirmation of the church lands

then shall thy seed also be numbered. Genesis. to those who held them by king Henry's dona

I will number you to the sword.

Isaiab. tion, was null and fraudulent.

Swift. The gold, the vest, the tripods number'd o'er, Null. n. s. Something of no power, or

All these he found.

2. To reckon as one of the same kind, no meaning. Marks in ciphered writing which stand for nothing, and are

He was numbered with the transgressors, and bare the sin of many.

Isaiab. inserted only to puzzle, are called nulls.

NU'MBER.N.s. [nombre, Fr. numerus, Lat.) If part of the people be somewhat in the election, you cannot make them nulls or ciphers in

1. The species of quantity by which it is the privation or translation.

Bacon. computed how many. NULLIBI'Ety. n. s. [from nullibi, Lat.]

Hye thee from this slaughter-house,

Lest thou increase the number of the dead. The state of being nowhere,




The silver, the gold, and the vessels, were NU’MBLES, n. s. [nombles, Fr.] The e71. weighed by number and by weight. Ezra,

trails of a deer.

Bailty. There is but one gate for strangers to enter Nu’MBNESS. n. s. [from numb.] Torpor ; at, that it may be known what numbers of them


interruption of action or are in the town.

sensation ; 2. Any particular aggregate of units, as

deadness; stupefaction.

Stir, nay, come away; Even or odll.

Bequeath to death your rumbness; for from him This is the third time; I hope good luck lies

Dear life redeems you.

Sbaksp in odd numbers; they say there is divinity in odd

Till length of years, numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death.


And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs

To a contemptible old age obscure. Milton. s. Many; more than one.

Cold numbness strait bereaves
Much of that we are to speak may seem to t Her

corps of sense, and th' air her soul receives. zumba perhaps tedious, perhaps obscure, dark,

Denbem. and intricate.


Silence is worse than the fiercest and loudest Water lilly hath a root in the ground; and so

accusations; since it may proceed from a kind have a number of other herbs that grow in ponds. of nun.lness or stupidity of conscience, and in


absolute dominion obtained by sin over the soul, Ladies are always of great use to the party so that it shall not so much as dare to complain, they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.

or make a stis.

Sauth. Addison. 4. Multitude that may be counted.

NU'MERABLE. adj. (numerabilis, Latin.] Of him came nations and tribes out of number. Capable to be numbered.

2 Esdras, Nu ́MERAL. adj. [numeral, Fr. from numeLoud as from numbers without number. Milt.

rus, Lat.) Relating to number; con5. Comparative multitude.

sisting of number. Number itself importeth not much in armies,

Some who cannot retain the sereral combinawhere the people are of weak courage : for, as tions of numbers in their distinct orders, and Virgil says, it never troubles a wolf how many the dependance of so long a train of numral the sheep be.


progressions, are not able all their lifetime rege€. Aggregated multitude.

larly to go over any moderate series of numbers, If you will, some few of you shall see the

Locke. place; and then you may send for your sick, Nu'MERALLY. adv. [from numeral.] ACand the rest of your number, which ye will bring

cording to number. on land.


The blasts and undulary breaths thereof, Sir George Summers, sent thither with nine

maintain no certainty in their course; nor are ships and five hundred men, lost a great part of their numbers in the isle of Bermudas.

Brown Heylin.

they numerally fear'd by navigators.

Nu ́MERARY. Odj. [numerus, Lat.) Be7. Harmony i proportions ; calculated by

longing to a certain number. number.

A supernumerary canon, when he obtains a They, as they move Their starry dance in numbers that compute

prebend, becomes a numerary canon. Mylifte. Days, münths, and years, tow'rds his all-clearing

NUMERATION. 12. s. [numeration, Fr. nilamp,

miratio, Latin.] Turn swift.

Milton. 1. The art of numbering. 3. Verses ; poetry.

Numeration is but still the adding of one uite Then féed on thoughts that voluntary move,

more, and giving to the whole a new name or Harmonious numbers, as the wakeful bird

sign, whereby to know it from those before and Sings darkling. Milien. after.

Locke. Yet should the muses bid my numbers roll 2. Number contained. Strong as their charms, and gentle as their soul. In the legs or organs of progression in ani

mals, te may observe an equality of length, and 9. In grammar.

parity of mumeration.

Brown. In the noun is the variation or change of ter

3. The rule of arithmetick which teaches mination to signify a number more than one. the notation of numbers, and method of When men first invented names, their applica- reading numbers regularly noted. tion was to single things: but soon finding NUMERATOR n. s. (Lat.) necessary to speak of several things of the same kind together, they found it likewise necessary

1. He that numbers. to vary or alter the noun.

Clark. 2. (nume rateur, Fr.] That number which How many numbers is in nouns?

serves as the corninon measure to others. -Two.

Shakspeare. NUMERICAL. adj. [from numerus, Lat.) Nu’MBERER. n. s. [from number.] He 1. Numeral ; denoting number ; pertainwho numbers.

ing to numbers. NU'MBERLESS. adj. [from number ] In

The numerical characters are helps to the menumerable; more than can be reckoned. mory, to record and retain the several ideas I forgive all;

about which the demonstration is made. Locke. There cannot be those numberless offences 2. The same not only in kind or species, 'Gainst me.

but number. About his chariot numberless were pour'd Cherub and seraph.

Contemplate upon his astonishing works, par

Deserts so great,

ticularly in the resurrection and reparation of Though numberless, I never shall forget. Denh.

the same mumerical body, by a re-union of all

the scattered parts. The soul converses with numberless beings of

South. her own creation.

Addison, NUMEʻRICALLY. adv. (from numerical.] Travels he then a hundred leagues,

With respect to sameness in number, And suffers run berkss fatigues..

Swift. I must think it iimprobable, that the sulphur



ef antimony would be bat numerically different

Ev'ry' shepherd was undone, from the distilled butter or oil of roses. Bogle.

To see her cloister'd like a nun. Swift NU'MERIST. n. s. (from numerus, Latin.) NUN. n. s. (parus minor.) A kind of bird. One that deals in numbers.

Ainsworth. We cannot assign a respective fatality unto NU'NCHION, n. s. A piece of victuals each which is concordant unto the doctrine of

eaten between meals. the numerists,


Laying by their swords and trunchions, NUMERO'SITY. . s. [from numerosus, They took their breakfasts or their nuncbiens. Latin.)

Hudibras. 3. Number; the state of being numerous. NU'NCIATURE. 1. s. [from nuncio, Lat.)

Of assertion if numerosity of assertors were a The office of a nuncio. sufficient demonstration, we might sit down NU'NCIO. n. s. (Italian; from nuncius, herein as an unquestionable truth. Brown.

Latin.] 2. Harmony; numerous flow,

1. A messenger ; one that brings tidings. NU'MEROUS. adj. [numerosus, Lat.)

She will attend it better in thy youth, 1. Containing many; consisting of many; Than in a nuncio of more grave aspect. Sbaks. not few ; many.

They honoured the nuncios of the spring; and Queen Elizabeth was not so much observed the Rhodians had a solemn song to welcome in for having a numerows, as a wise council, Bacon. the swallow.

Brown, We reach our foes,

2. A kind of spiritual envoy from the Who now appear so numerous and bold. Waller.

pope. Many of our schisms in the west, were never

This man was honoured with the character of heard of by the numerous christian churches in

nuncio to the Venetians. the east of Asia. Lesley.

Atterbury. 3. Harmonious; consisting of parts rightly NUNCUPATIVE. Ladi. (nuncupatus, Lat. numbered ; melodious; musical.

NUNCUPA'TORY.) nuncupatif, Fr.] Thy heart, no ruder than the rugged stone,

1. Publickly or solemnly declaratory. I might, like Orpheus, with my num'rous inoan 2. Verbally pronounced, not written. Melt to compassion.

Waller. NU'NDINAL. adj. (nundinal, Fr. from His verses are so numerous, so various, and so NU'NDINARY.S nundina, Lat.] Be harmonious, that only Virgil, whom he profess

longing to fairs.

Dict. edly imitated, has surpassed him. Dryden.

NU'NNERY, n. s. (from nun.] A house NU'MEROUSNESS. n. 5. [from numerous.]

of nuns ; of women under a vow of 1. The quality of being numerous.

chastity, dedicated to the severer duties 2. Harmony ; musicalness.

of religion. That which will distinguish his style is, the

I put your sister into a nunnery, with a strict fumerousness of his verse. There is nothing so

command not to see you, for fear you should delicately turned in all the Roman language.

have wrought upon hér to have taken the habit.

Dryden. NUʻMMARY. adj. [from nummus, Latin.] NUʼPTIAL. adj. [nuptial, Fr. nuptialis, Relating to noney.

Lat.] Pertaining to marriage ; constiThe money drachma in process of time decreased; but all the while the ponderal drachma

tuting marriage; used or done in marcontinued the same, just as our ponderal libra

riage. remains as it was, though the nummary hath

Confirm that amity much decreased.

Arbutbrot. With nuptial knot, if thou vouchsafe to grant NU'MMULAR. adj. [nummularius, Latin.]

Bona to England's king.

Sbakspeare. Relating to money.


Because propagation of families proceedeth

from the ruptial copulation, I desired to know NU'MSKULL. 1.s. (probably from numb, of him what laws and customs they had concerne dull, torpid, insensible, and skull.]

ing marriage.

Bacon. 1. A dullard; a dunce; a dolt; a block

Then all in hear head.

They light the nuptial torch.

Milton. They have talked like numskulls. Arbuthnot.

Whoever will partake of God's secrets, must 2. The head. In burlesque.

pare off whatsoever is amiss, not eat of this sae

crifice with a defiled head, nor come to this feast Or toes and fingers, in this case,

without a nuptial garment.

Tayler. Of numskull's self should take the place. Prior.

Fir'd with her love, and with ambition led, NU'MSKULLED. adj. [from numskull.] The neighb'ring princes court her nuptial bed. Dull; stupid ; doltish.

Dryden. Hocus has saved that clod-pated, numskulled,

Let our cternal peace be seal'd by this, ninnyhainmer of yours from ruin, and all his fa

With the first ardour of a nuptial kiss. Dryden. mily.

Arbuthnot. Nu'PTIALS. n. s. Like the Latin without NUN. n. s.

A woman dedicated to the singular, (nuptiæ, Lat.) severer duties of religion, secluded in a 1. Marriage. cloister from the world, and debarred This is the triumph of the nuptial day, by a vow from the converse of men. My better nuptials, which in spite of fate, My daughters

For ever join me to my dear Morat. Dryderio Shall all be praying nuns, not weeping queens. 2. It is in Shakspeare singular, but contrae.

Sbakspeare. A devout nun had vowed to take some young

rily. to use. child, and bestow her whole life, and utmost in

Lift up your countenance, as 'twere the day dustry to bring it up in strict piety. Hammond.

Of celebration of that nuptial, which The most blooming toast in the island might

We two have sworn shall come. Winter'. Take have been a nun.

Addison. NURSE. 1. v. (nourrice, Fr.]


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