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lo my divine Emilia make me blest.
Ungracious wretch, Find thou the manner, and the means prepare ;
Fit for the mountains and the barbarous caves, Possession, more than conquest, is my care.
Where manners ne'er were preach'd. Shuksp.
Dryden. Dear Kate, you and I cannot be confined 2. Custom ; habit; fashion.
within the weak list of a country's fashion: we As the manner of some is. New Testament.
are the makers of munners, Kate. Sbaksp.
Good manners bound her to invite 3. Certain degree.
The stranger dame to be her guest that night. It is in a maswer done already;
ryuen. For many Carriages he bach dispatch'd
None but the careless and the confident would To the sea-side.
rush rudely into the presence of a great man: The bread is in a manner common. i Samuel.
and shall we, in our applications to the great If the envy be general in a manner upon all
God, take that to be religion, which the comthe ministers of an estate, it is truly upon the stare itself.
mon reason of mankind will not allow to be manners?
Sonth. This upirerse we have possest, and rul’d
Your passion bends In a migreer at our will, ch''affairs of earth. Milt.
Its force against your nearst friends; Augustinus does in a manner confess the
Which mannners, decency, and pride, charge
Have taught you from the world to hide. Savift. Sort; kind.
11. To take in the MANNER. To catch All zaner of men assembled here in arms
in the actual commission of a crime. against God's peace and the king's: we charge
If I melt into melancholy while I write, I you to repair to your dwelling-places. Sbaksp.
shall be taken in the mariner; and I sit by one A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable;
too tender to these impressions.
Donne, Berond all manner of so much I love you. Sbak. MA'NNERLINESS. n. s. (from mannerly. ] What Earner of men were they whom ye slew? Civility ; ceremonious complaisance.
Fudges. Others out of mannerliness and respect to God, The city may flourish in trade, and all manner though they deny this universal soul of the uniof outward advantages.
Atterbury. verse, yet have devised several systems of the 5. Mien; cast of the look.
Hale. Air and manner are more expressive than words. MA'NNERLY. adj. (from manner.] Civil;
Clarissa. ceremonious; complaisant. Some men have a native dignity in their man- Tut; tut; here's a mannerly forbearance. 19,bich will procure them more regard by a
Sbakspeare. look, than others can obtain by the most impe
Let me have Tous commands.
Clarissa. What thou think’st meet, and is most mannerly. 6. Peculiar way; distinct mode of person.
Shalsperre It can hardly be imagined how great a differ
Fools make a mock at sin, affront the God ence was in the humour, disposition, and man
whom we serve, and vilify religion; not to op 2T, of the army under Essex, and the other pose them, by whatever mannerly names we may Der Waller.
Clarendon. palliate the offence, is not modesty but cowarSome few touches of your lordship, which I dice, and a traiterous desertion of our allegiance have endeavoured to express after your manner,
Regers. have made whole poems of mine to pass with MA'NNERLY. adv. Civilly; without rude. approbation.
Dryden. ness. As man is known by his company, so a man's
When we've supp'd, company may be known by his manner of ex- We'll mannerly demand thee of thy story. Shakse press og himself.
Swift. MA'NNIKIN. n. s. [man and klin, Germ.] 7. Way; mode: of things.
A little man; a dwarf. The temptations of prosperity insinuate them- MA'NNISH. adj. [from man.] Having the seives after a gentle, but very powerful, manner.
appearance of a man; bold; mascu
line ; impudent. 3. (In the plural.] Character of mind. His princes are as much distinguished by their
Nature had proportioned her without any
fault; yet altogether seemed not to make up manaets as by their dominions; and even those
that harmony that Cupid delights in; the reaancag them, whose characters seem wholly made
son whereof might seem a mannish countenane, ap courage, differ from one another as to the
which overthrew that lovely sweetness, the no particular kinds.
blest power of womankind, far titter to prevai General way of life ; morals; habits. by parley than by battle.
Sidnega The kinds of musick have most operation À woman, impudent and mannish grown, upon maniers : as, to make them warlike; to Is not more loath'd than an etteminate man. make them soft and effeminate. Bacon.
Sbakspeare. Every fool carries more or less in his face the When mannish Mevia,that two-handed whore, signature of his manners, more legible in some Astride on horse-back hunts the Tuscan boar. than others L'Estrange.
Dryden. We brieg cur manners to the blest abodes, MA'nor. n. s. [manoir, old French; maAnd think what pleases us must please the gods. nerium, low Latin; maner, Armorick:]
Dryden. Maner signifies, in common law, a rule or 10. (In the plural.] Ceremonious beha
government which a man hath over such as hold viour ; studied civility:
land within his fee. Touching the original of The time will not allow the compliment, these manors, it seems, that, in the beginning, Wuch very manners urge.
Shakspeare there was a certain compass of ground cranied These bloudy accidents must excuse my man- by the king to some man of worth, for him and
his heirs to dwell uso:), and to exercise some juThat so neglected you.
Shakspeare. risdiction, more or less, within that compass, as Dar prieis end not our manners reason now. he thought good to grant; performing him such Sbakspeare, services, and paying such yearly rent for the
same, as he by his grant required: and that af. When a man, throwing at a cock, killed a bves terwards this great man parcelled his land to stander, I ruled it manslaughter. Fester. other meaner men, injoining them again such MANSLA'YER. n. s. (man and slay.) One services and rents as he thought good; and by
that has killed another. that means, as he became tenant to the king, so ahe inferiors became tenants to him: but those MANSU’ete.adj. [mansuetus, Lat.) Tame;
Cities for refuge for the manslayer. Namizri. great men, or their posterity, have alienated these mansions and lands so given them by their
gentle; not ferocious; not wild. prince, and many for capital offences have for- This holds not only in domestick and mansuete feited them to the king; and thereby they still
birds; for then it might be thought the effect of remain in the crown, or are bestowed again upon
cicuration or institution, but also in the wild. others. But whosoever possesses these manors,
Rar. the liberty belonging to them is real and pre
MA'NSUETUDE. n. s. [mansuetude, Fr. dial, and therefore remains, though the owners mansuetudo, Lat.] Tameness ; gentlebe changed. In these days, a manor rather sig,
ness. nifies the jurisdiction and royalty incorporeal, The angry lion did present his paw, than the land or site: for a man may have a
Which by consent was given to mansueture; manor in gross, as the law terms it, that is, the
The fearful hare her ears, which by their law right and interest of a court-baron, with the
Humility did reach to fortitude. Herbert. perquisites thereto belonging.
Couel. My parks, my walks, my manors that I had,
Ma'ntel. n. s. (mantel, old French.) Ev'n now forsake me; and of all my lands Work raised before a chimney to conIs nothing left me.
Sbakspeare, ceal it, whence the name, which ori. Kinsmen of mine
ginally signifies a cloak. By this so sicken'd their estates, that never
From the Italians we may learn how to raise They shall abound as formerly; O many fair mantels within the rooms, and how to disHave broke their backs with laying manot's on guise the shafts of chimnies.
W ottur. them For this great journey.
If you break any china on the mantletice or
cabinet, gather up the fragments. Szoift. MANQUE’LLER. n. š. (man and cpellan, MANTELEPT. n. s. (mantelet French.) Saxon.] A murderer; a mankiller; a
1. A small cloak worn by women. manslayer.
2. In fortification. This was not Kayne the manqueller, but one
A kind of moveable penthouse, made of pieces of a gentler spirit and milder sex, to wit, a wo
of timber sawed into planks, which being about
three inches thick, are nailed one over another MANSE. n. s. [mansio, Latin.]
to the height of almost six feet; they are gene1. Farm and land.
rally cased with tin, and set upon little wheels; 2. A parsonage house.
so that in a siege they may be driven before the MA'NSION. n. s. (mansio, Latin.]
pioneers, and serve as blinds to shelter them 1. The lord's house in a manor.
from the enemy's small-shot: there are other
mantelets covered on the top, whereof the miners 2. Place of residence ; abode ; house.
make use to approach the walls of a town or All these are but ornaments of that divine
Harris. spark within you, which being descended from MANTiger. n. s. [man and tiger.) A heaven, could not elsewhere pick out so sweet a mansion.
large monkey or baboon. A fault no less grievous, if so be it were true,
Near these was placed, by the black prince of than if some king should build his mansion-house
Monomotapa's side, the glaring cat-a-mountain, by the model of Solomon's palace. Hooker.
and the man-mimicking mantiger. To leave his wife, to leave his babes,
Arbuthnot and Pot: His mansion, and his titles, in a place
MA'NTLE. 1. s. [mantell, Welsh.) A kind From whence himself does fly! he loves us not. of cloak or garment thrown over the
Shakspeare. rest of the dress. Thy mansion wants thee, Adam; rise,
We, well-cover'd with the night's black menik, First man, of men innumerable, ordain'd;
At onavares may beat down Edward's guard, First father! called by thee, I come thy guide
And seize himself.
Sbatspiara To the garden of bliss, thy seat prepar'd. Milt.
Poor Tom drinks the green mantle of the A mansion is provided thee; more fair
standing pool. Than this, and worthy heaven's peculiar care,
The Jay begins to break, and night is filed, Not fram'd of common earth. Dryden. Whose pitchy mantle over-veiled the earth. 3. Residence ; abode.
Sbakspeare. These poets near our princes sleep,
Their actions were disguised with mantles, very And in one grave their mansions keep. Denbam. usual in times of disorder, of religion and justice. MANSLA’UGHTER.
Hayrrer n. S. (man and
The herald and children are clothed wib slaughter.]
manties of sattin; but the herald's mantie is 1. Murder; destruction of the human streamed with gold.
By which the beauty of the earth appears, The whole pleasure of that book standeth in
The divers-colour'd mantle which she wears. open manslaughter and bold bawdry. Ascbam,
Sandy To overcome in battle, and subdue
Before the sun, Nations, and bring home spoils with infinite
Before the heav'ns thou wert, and at the voice Manslaughter, shall be held the highest pitch Of God, as with a mantie didst invest Of human glory.
Miltan. The risivg world of waters dark and deep,
Won from the void and formless infinite. Mil. 2. [In law.] The act of killing a man
Upon loosening of his manile the eggs fe!! not wholly without fault, though with.
from him at unawares, and the eagle was a thira out malice; punished by forfeiture, time defeated.
L'Esårsage Dan Pope for thy misfortune griev'd,
rupted from manteau, French.] A la. With kind concern and skill has weav'd
dy's gown. A silken web, and ne'er shall fade
Not Cynthia, when her mantua's pinn'd awry, Its colours: gently bas he laid
E'er felt such rage, resentment, and despair, The wantle O'er thy sad distress,
Prior. And Venus sball the texture bless.
As thou, sad virgin! for thy ravish'd hair. Pope.
How naturally do you apply your hands to A spacwus veil from his broad shoulders flew, That set the unhappy Phaeton to view;
each other's lappets, ruffles, and mantuas. Swift. The iaming chariot and the steeds it shew'd, MA'NTU AMAKER. n. S.
(mantua and And the whole table in the mantle glow'd. Addis. maker.) One who makes gowns for TO MANTLE. v. a. (from the noun.] To women. cloak; to cover; to disguise.
By profession a mantuamaker: I am employed As the mort.ing steals upon the night,
by the most fashionable ladies. Addison. Melting the darkness; so their rising senses MA'NUAL. adj. (manualis, Latin; manuel, Begin to chace the ign'rant fumes, that mantle
1. Performed by the hand. I'th' Slthy mantled pool beyond your cell,
The speculative part of painting, without the There dancing up to th'chins.
assistance of manual operation, can never attain
to that perfection which is its object. Dryden. To MA'RTLE. v. n. [The original of the
2. Used by the hand. signification of this word is not plain. The treasurer obliged himself to procure some Skinner considers it as relative to the
declaration under his majesty's sign manual. expansion of a mantle : as, the bawk
Clarendon. mantleth ; she spreads her wings like MA'NUAL. nis. A small book, such as 2 mantk.)
may be carried in the hand. 1. To spread the wings as a hawk in This manual of laws, stiled the confessor's pleasure.
laws, contains but few heads.
Hole The swan with arched neck
In those prayers which are recommended to Betreen her white wings mantling, rows
the use of the devout persons of your church, in Her state with cary feet.
the manuals and offices allowed them in our own
language, they would be careful to have nothing 2. To joy; to revel.
they thought scandalous.
Stillingfiect. My frail fancy fed with full delight Doth bathe in bliss, and mantleth most at ease;
MANU'BIAL. adj. (manubia, Latin.) BeNe zirks of other heaven, but how it might longing to spoil; taken in war. Dict. Her heart's desire with most contentment please. MANU' BRIUM. n.s. (Latin.) A handle.
Spenser. Though the sucker move easily enough up 3. To be expanded ; to spread luxu. and down in the cylinder by the help of :he maa riantiy.
nubrium, yet if the manubrium be taken off, it The pair that clad
will require a considerabie strength to move it. Each shoulder broad, came mantling o'er his
MANUDU'CTION. n. s. [manuductio, Lat.] With regal ornament.
Guidance by the hand.
We find no open tract, or constant manuduc.
tion, in this labyrinth. I saw them under a green mantling vine,
That they are carried by the manuduction of a
rule, is evident from the constant regularity of That crawls along the side of yon small hill,
their motion. Milton.
Glanville, Plucking ripe clusters.
This is a direct manuduction to all kind of sin, You'll sometimes meet a fop, of nicest tread,
by abusing the conscience with undervaluing Whose martling peruke veils his empty head.
persuasions concerning the malignity and guilt even of the foulest.
South. And where his mazy waters flow, He gave the nantiing vine to grow
MANUFA'CTURE. N. s. [manus and facio, A urophy to his love.
Fenton. Latin; manufacture, French.) 4. To gat ber any thing on the surface ; 1. The practice of making any piece of to froth.
workmanship. There are a sort of men, whose visages 2. Any thing made by art. Do cream and mantle like a standing pond;
Heav'n's pow'r is infinite: earth, air, and sea, And do a wilful stillness entertain,
The manufacture mass the making pow'r obey. With purpose to be drest in an opinion
Dr den. Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit. Shalsp. The peasants are cloathed in a coarse kind of
It drinketh fresh, flowereth, and mantletb ex- canvas, the manufacture of the country. Addis. Cerdangiy
TO MANUFA'CTURE. V. a. [manufacturir, And the brain dances to the mantling bowl. Pope.
French.) s. To ferment; to be in sprightly agita
1. To make by art and labour; to form tion.
by workmanship. When mantling blood
2. To employ in work; to work up: as, Flor'd'in his lovely cheeks; when his bright
we manufacture our wool. eyes
MANUFA'CTURER. 1. s. [manufacturier, Sparki'd with youthful fires; when ev'ry grace Fr, manufacturus, Lat.] A workman; Sione in the lather, which now crowns the son.
an artificer. Smitb.
In the practices of artificers and the manufac. MA'NTUA. 1. s. [this is perhaps cor- turers of various kinds, the end being proposed, He presents
we find out ways of composing things for the written in Arabick, and sougat in the most re• several uses of human life.
Watts. mote parts by the diligence oi Erpenius, the most TO MANUMI'SE. v.a. [manumitto, Lat.]
excellent linguist, were upon sale to the jesuits.
Wollen. To set free ; to dismiss from slavery.
Her majesty has perused the manuscript of A constant report of a darger so imminent
this opera, and given it her approbation. Dijd. run through the whole castle, even into the
Ma'ny, adj. comp. more, superi. most, deep dungeons, by the compassion of certain manumised slaves.
(mænig, Saxon.] 1. Consisting of a great number ; nume
3 To thee renown'd for piety and force,
rous; more than few. Poor captives manumis'd and matchless horse. Our enemy, and the destroyers of our coun
Fudges. MANUMI'SSION. n. s. [manumission, Fr. When many atoms descend in the air, the same manuinissio, Lat.] The act of giving li.
cause which makes them be many, makes then berty tv slaves.
be light in proportion to their multitude. Digts: Slaves wore iron rings until their manumission
Sufficient that thy prayers are heard, ald
Thus due by sentence, when thou didst trans
gress, the symbol of liberty, given to slaves at their
Defeated of his seizure many days manumission.
Giv'n thee of grace, wherein thou may'st repert, TO MANUMI'T. v. a. [manumitto, Latin.] And one bad act with many decus well done To release from slavery:
Mika. Manumit and release him from those drudge- The apostles never give the least directions to ries to vice, under which those remain who live Christians to appeal to the bishop of Rome ter a without God. Givernment of the Tongue. determination of the many difierences which, in Thou wilt beneath the burden bow,
those times, happened among them. Tillsiseria And glad receive the manumitting blow 2. Marking number indefinite, or compaOn thy shav'd slavish head.
rative. MANU'R ABLE. adj. (from manure.] Ca. Both men and women, as many as were willinge pable of cultivation.
hearted, brought bracelets.
Exodus, This book gives an account of the manurable This yet I apprehend not, why to those lands in every manor.
Hale. Among whom God will deign to du ell on earth,
many and so various laws are given;
laws culture ; cultivation. An obsolete word, 3. Powerful: with too, in low language.
argue so many
sins. Milion. worthy of revival.
They come to vie power and expence with Although there should none of them fall by those that are too high and too many for them. the sword, yet they being kept from manurance,
L'Estrangi. and their cattle from running abroad, by this MA'Ny. n.s. (This word is remarkable hard restraint they would quickly devour one another.
in the Saxon for its frequent use, being
Spenser. TO MANU'RE. v. a. (manouvrer, Fr.)
written with twenty variations : 1. To cultivate by manual labour.
negeo, mænezo, mænizeo, mænigo, m. They mock our scant manuring, and require
nigu, mænio, mæniu, naænjzeo, mane. More hands than ours to lop their wanton zeo, manigu, manige, manigo, mene zeo, growth.
Milton. menezo, nienezu, menigeo, menigo, 2. To dung; to fatten with composts. menigu, menio, meniu. Lye.]
Fragments of shells, reduced by the agitation 1. A multitude ; a company ; a great of the sea to powder, are used for the manuring of land.
number ; people. Woodward.
After him the rascal many ran, 3. To fatten as a compost. Revenge her slaughter'd citizens,
Heaped together in rude rabblement. F. Quces. Or share their fate: the corps et halt her senate
O'thou fond many! with what loud applause Manure the fields of Thessaly. while we
Did'st thou beat heav'n with blessing Bolingo
broke. Sit here, deliberating in cold debatas. Addison.
I had a purpose now MANU'RE. 1. s. (trom the verb.] Soil to To lead our many to the holy land;
be laid on lands; dung or compost to Lest rest and lying still might make them look fatten land.
Too near into my siate. Shatsp. Henry it. When the Nile from Pharian fields is fled,
A care-craz'd inother of a many children. 'The fat manure with heav'nly tire is warm’d.
The vulgar and the many are fit only to be led Mud makes an extraordinary man:re for land
or driven, but by no means fit to guide themthat is sandy. Mortimer's Husbandry. selves.
South. MANU'REMENT. 1. s. [from manure.)
There parting from the king, the chiefs divide, Cultivation; improvement.
And wheeling East and West, before their mary
ride, The szanurement of wits is like that of soils, where before the pains of tilling or sowing, nen
He is liable to a great many inconveniences consider what the mould will bear.
every moment of his life.
Tillotson. MANU'RER. 1. s. (trom the verb.) He
Seeing a great many in rich gowns, he was
amazed to iind that persons of quality were who manures land; a husbandman.
up so early.
Addison's Freeboider. MA'NUSCRIPT. 7.s. (manuscrit, French; 2. Many, when it is used before a singular
manuscriptum, Latin.] A book written, noun, seems to be a substantive. pot printed.
conversation, for many a man A collection of rare manuscripts, exquisitely
IR they say a
Thou art a collop of my flesh,
O'er the map my finger taught to stray, And for thy sake have I shed many a tear. Sbaks. Crı ss many a region marks the winding way
He is beset with enemies, the meanest of From sea to sea, from realm to realm I rove, sbich is not without many and many a way to And grow a mere geographer by love. Ticke!. the wreaking of a malice. L'Estrange. To MAP. v.a. (from the noun.] To de.
Bread were their collars too, and every one lineate; to set down. Was set about with many a costly stone. Dryd. I am near to the place where they should Many a child can have the distinct clear ideas
meet, if Písanio have map'd it right.
Sbaksp. of two and three long before he has any idea of infinite.
Lockr: MAPLE isee. 1. s. (acer.]
The maple-tree hath jagged or angular leaves ; 3. Mary is used much in composition.
the seeds grow two together in hard-winged MANY COLOURED. adj. [many and co- vessels: there are several species; the greater lour.] Having various colours.
maple is falsly called the sycamore tree: the Hail marco'sur'd messenger, that ne'er common maple is frequent in hedge-rows. Mil. Do'st disobey the voice of Jupiter. Shaksp.
The platane round, He hears not me, but on the other side, The carver holme, the mapple seldom inward A rayvieur'd peacock having spy'd,
Spenser. Laies him and me.
Donne. Of the rottenest maple wood burnt to ashes Toe hoary majesty of spades appears ;
they make a strong lye. Mortimer's Husb. Puis forth one manly leg, to sight revealid, MA'PPERY. n. s. [from map.] The art of The rest his mangrolour'd robe conceald. Pope. planning and designing. Hanmer.
The still and mental parts, MANYCO'RNERED. adj. (manyand corner.]
That do contrive how many hands shall strike Polygonal ; having corners more than When fitness calls them on; twelve : the geometricians have parti
They call this bedwork, mapp ry, closet war. cular names for angular figures up to
Shekspeare. those of twelve corners.
To MAR. v. a. [amynnan, Sax.) To inSearch those manycorner'd minds,
jure to spoil; to hurt; to mischief ; Where woman's crooked fancy turns and winds. to damage. Obsolete.
Dryden. Loss is no shame, nor to be less than foe, MANYHE'ADED. adj. [many and bead.] But to be lesser than himself, doch mar Having many heads.
Boch loser's lot, and victor's praise also. Some of the wiser seeing that a popular li
Fairy Queen. cence is indeed the manybeaded, tyranny, pre
The master may here only stumble, and pervailed with the rest to make Musidorus their chance fall in teaching, and to the marring and chief.
Sidney. maiming of the scholar in learning. Ascbam. The prond Duessa came
When priests are more in words than matter, High mounted on her manybeaded beast.
When brewers marr their malt with water. Fairy Queen.
Shakspeare. The manybeaded beast hath broke,
I pray you mor no more trees with writing Or shaken from his head, the royal yoke. Denb. songs in their barks.-! pray you mor no more Those were the preludes of his fate,
of my verses with reading them ill-favouredly. That form'd his manhood to subdue
Sbakspeare. The hydra of the mas; beaded hissing crew.
Beware thine honour, be not then disgracid,
Dryden. Take care thou mar not when thou think'st to MANYLA'NGUAGED. adj. (many and lan
Fairfax. gzoge.) Having many languages.
Aumarle became the man that all did mar, Seek Atrides on the Spartan shore;
Whether through indiscretion, chance, or worse.
Daniel. He, wand'ring long, a wider circle made,
The ambition to prevail in great things is less And zançlanguag'd nations has survey'd. Pope.
harmful than that other, to appear in every MANY PEOPLED. adj. (many and people.) thing; for that breeds confusion, and marrs buNumerously populous.
siness, when great in dependencies.
Bacon. He from the manypeopled city fies;
O! could we see how cause from cause doth Contemns their labours, and the drivers cries.
Sandys. How mucually they link'd and folded are : MANYTIMES, an adverbial phrase. Of. And hear how oft one disagreeing string ten; frequently
The harmony doth rather make than marr. They are Roman catholick in the device and
Davics. legend, which are both manytimes taken out of
Ire, envy, and despair, the Scriptures.
Marr'd all his borrow'd visage, and betray'd
Milton's Par. Lost. MAP. #. s. (mappa, low Latin.) A geo- Had she been there, untimely joy through all graphical picture on which lands and
Mens hearts diffus'd, had marr'd the funeral. seas are delineated according to the
Waller. longitude and latitude.
Mother! Zeimane earnestly entreated Dorus, that he
'Tis much unsafe my sire to disobey : would bestow a map of this little world upon her,
Not only you provoke him to your cost, that she might see whether it were troubled with
But mirth is marr'd, and the good cheer is lost. such cnhabitable climes of cold despairs, and hot
Dryden. r2ges, as her's was.
Sidney. MARANATHA. n. s. (Syriack.] It sigI will take the way of Ireland, and lay it be- nifies, the Lord comes, or the Lord is fute me, and make mine eyes my schoolmasters, to give my understanding to judge or your plot.
come: it was a form of the denouncing Spenser.
or anathematizing among the Jews. St. Old coins are like so many maps for explain
Paul pronounces, if any
love not the ing the ancient geography. Addis. on Anc. Coins. Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema