Page images

You hold the glass, but turu the perspective, 2. Clear to the understanding ; not obe And farther off the lessen'd object drive. Dryd.

scure; not ambiguous. Faith for reason's glimmering light shall give Her immortal perspective.

The purpose is perspicuous even as substance, Prior.

Whose grossness little characters sum up. Shuk. 2. The science by which things are ranged All this is so perspicuous, so undeniable, that. I in picture, according to their appear

need not be over industrious in the proof of it. ance in their real situation.


PERSPICUOUSLY. alv. [from perspicuMedals have represented their buildings according to the rules of perspective. Addison. ous.) Clearly; not obscurely. 3. View; visto.

The case is no sooner made than resolved ; if Lofev trees, with sacred shades,

it be made not enwrapped, but plainly and perAnd perspectives of pleasant glades,


Bacon. Where nymphs of brightest form appear. Dryd. PerspICUOUSNESS. n. s. [from perspicuPERSPECTIVE. adj. Relating to the

ous.] Clearness; freedom from obscuscience of vision ; optick; optical.

rity; transparence ; diaphaneity. We have perspective houses, where we make PERSPIRABLE, adj. [from perspire.) demonstrations of all lights and radiations; and 1. Such as may be emitted by the cuticu. out of things uncoloured and transparent, we

lar pores. can represent unto you all several colours.

In an animal under a course of hard labour,

Bacon. aliment too vaporous or perspirable will subject PERSPICA'CIOUS. adj. [perspicax, Lat.) it to too strong a perspiration, debility, and sudQuick-sighted ; sharp of sight.

den death.

Arbuthnot, It is as nice and tender in feeling, as it can be

2. Perspiring; emitting perspiration. Not perspicacious and quick in seeing. South. proper. PERSPICACIOUSNESS. n. s. [from per- Hair cometh not upon the palms of the hands spicacious.] Quickness of sight.

or soles of the feet, which are parts more pero PERSPICA'CITY. n. s. (perspicacité, Fr.]

spirable : and children are not hairy, for that

their skins are most perspirable. Bacon. Quickness of sight.

That this attraction is performed by effluvie He chat laid the foundations of the earth can.

ums, is plain and granted by most; for electricks not be excluded the secrecy of the mountains; will not commonly attract, unless they become nor can there any thing escape the perspicacity


Brown. of those eves, which were before light, and in

PERSPIRA'TION. n. s. [from perspire.) whose opticks there is no opacity..

Brown. PERSPICIENCE. n. s. (perspiciens, Latin.]

Excretion by the cuticular pores. The act of looking sharply.


Insensible perspiration is the last and most per

fect action of animal digestion. Arbuthnot. PERSPICIL. n. s. (perspicillum, Lat.) A PERSPIRATIVE. adj. (fron perspire.) glass through which things are viewed ;

Performing the act of perspiration. an optick glass. Little used.

TO PERSPI'RE. v. n. (perspiro, Latin.) Let truth be Ne'er so far distant, yet chronology,

1. To perform excretion by the cuticular Sharp-sighted as the eagle's eye, that can

pores. Out-stare the broad-beam'd day's meridian,

2. To be excreted by the skin. will have a perspicil to find her out,

Warer, mil's, whey, taken without much exAnd through the night of error and dark dorbe, ercise, so as to make them perspire, relax the Discern the dawn of truth's eternal ray,


Arbuthnet. As when the rosy morn buds into day. Crashaw. To PERSTRI'NGE. v. a. (perstringo, Lat.)

The perspicil, as well as the needle, hath en- To graze upon ; to glance upon. Dict. larged the habitable world.


PERSUA'DABLE. adj. (from persuade.] PERSPICU'ITY.n.s. (perspicuité, French, Such as may be persuaded. from perspicuous.)

TO PERSUADE. v. a. (persuadeo, Latin ; 1. Transparency ; translucency; diapha- persuader, Fr.] neity.

1. To bring to any particular opinion. As for diaphaneity and perspicuity it enjoyeth Let every man be fully persuaded in his own that most eminently, as having its earthy and mind.

Romuns. salinous parts so exactly resui.ed, that its body is We are persuaded better things of you, and left imporous.

Brown. things that accompany salvation. Hebrer's. 2. Clearness to the mind; easiness to be Joy over them that are persuaded to salvation. understood; freedom from obscurity

2 Esdras,

Let a man be ever so well persvaded of the or ambiguity. The verses containing precepts,

advantages of virtue, yet, till he hungers and much need of ornament as of perspicuity. Dryd.

thirsts after righteousness, his will will not be

determined to any action in pursuit of this conPerspicuity consists in the using of proper

fessed great good.

Locke. terms for the thoughes, which a man would have

Men should seriously persuade themselves, pass from his own mind into that of another's.

that they have here no abiding place, but are

Locke. PERSPICUOUS. adj. (perspicuus, Lat.)

only in their passage to the heavenly Jerusalem.

Wake. i. Fransparent; clear; such as may be seen through ; diaphanous ; translu

2. To influence by argument or expostu. cent; not opake.

lation. Persuasion seems rather applica. As contrary causes produce the like effects,

not so

ble to the passions, and argument to the so even the same proceed from black and white;

but this is not always obfor the clear and perspicuous body effecteth served. white, and that white a blackie Peedbags Philoclea's beauty not only persuaded, but so

reason :

persualed as all hearts must vield: Pamela's ance, and all come at length to be completed in beau:y used violence, and such as no heart could the beatifick vision.

Soutb. resist.

Sidney. PerSU A'sive. adj. (persuasif, Fr. from Tney that were with Simon, being led with

persuade.) Having the power of percovetousness, were persuaded for money. 2 Mac. To sit cross-legd or with our fingers pecti

suading ; having infuence on the pas

sions, mated, is accounted bad, and friends will persuade us from it.


In prayer, we do not so much respect what How incongruous would it be for a mathema- precepts art delivereth, touching the method of rician to persuade with eloquence to use all ima- rsuasive utterance in the presence of great ginable insinuations and intreaties that he might

men, as what doth most avail to our own editia prevail with his hearers to believe that three

cation in piety and godly zeal. Hooker, and three make six.


Let Martius resume his farther discourse, as I should be glad, if I could persuade him to write well for the persuasive as for the consult, touchsuch another critick on any thing of mine; for

ing the means that may conduce unto the enterwhen he condemns any of my poems, he makes


Bacon. the world have a better opinion of them. Dryd.

Notwithstanding the weight and fitness of the 3. To inculcate by argument or expostu.

arguments to persuade, and the light of man's lation.

intellect to meet this persuasive evidence with a To children, afraid of vain images, we persuade

suitable assent, no assent followed, nor were men confidence by making them handle and look PERSUASIVELY.adv. (from persuasive.]

thereby actually persuaded.

Souto. nearer such things.

Taylor. 4. To treat by persuasion. A mode of

In such a manner as to persuade.

The serpent with me speech not in use.

Persuasively hath so prevail'd, that I Twenty merchants have all persuaded with Have also tasted.

Miltoa. him;

Many who live upon their estates cannot so But none can drive him from the envious plea

much as tell a story, much less speak clearly and Of forfeiture.

Sbakspeare. PERSUA’DER. n. s. [from persuade. j One PERSUA'SIVENESS. n. s. [from persua.

persuasively in any business.

Lackes who influences by persuasion ; an im

sive.) Influence on the passions. portunate adviser.

An opinion of the successfulness of the work The earl, speaking in that imperious language

being as necessary to found a purpose of underwherein the king had written, did not irritate the

taking it, as either the authority of commands, people, but make them conceive, by the haugh- or the persuasiveness of promises, or pungency, tiness of delivery of the king's errand, that hiin. of menaces can be.

Hammondo self was the author or principal persuader of that PERSUA'SORY. adj. (persuasorius, Latin, counsel.

He soon is mov'd

from persuade.] Having the power to By such persuaders as are held upright. Daniel. persuade. Hunger and thirst at once,

Neither is this persuasory.

Browr. Pow'rful persuaders! quicker'd at the scent PERT. adj. (pert, Welsh ; pert, Dutch; Of that alluring fruit, virg'd me so keen. Milt.

appert, French.] PERSUA'SIBLE. adj. (persuasibilis, Lat. 1. Lively ; brisk; smart.

persuasible, Fr. from persuadro, Lat.] To Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth; be influenced by persuasion.

Turn melancholy forth to funerals. Sbaksp. It makes us apprehend our own interest in

On the tawny sands and shelves, that obedience, makes tis tractable and persuasi- Trip-the pert fairies and the dapper elves. Milt. ble, contrary to that british stubbornness of the From pert to stupid sinks supinely down, horse and mule, which the psalmist reproaches. In youth a coxcomb, and in age a clown. Spectr

Government of the Tongue. 2. Saucy ; petulant; with bold and gar. PERSUAʼSIBLENESS. n. s. [from persua. rulous loquacity.

sible.) The quality of being flexible All servants night challenge the same libero by persuasion.

ty, and grow pert upon their masters; and when

this sauciness became universal, what less misPERSUASION. n. s. (persuasion, Fr. from

chief could be expected than an old Scythian repersuasus, Lac.]


Callier. 1. The act of persuading ; the act of in. A lady bids me in a very pert manner mind Auencing by expostulation; the act of my own affairs, and not pretend to meddie with

their linen. gaining or attempting the passions.

Addison If't prove thy fortune, Polydore, to conquer,

Vanessa For thou hast all the arts of fine persuasion,

Scarce list 'ned to their idle chat,
Trust me, and let me know thy love's success. Further than sometimes by a frown,

When they grew peri, to pull them down. Swift

. 2. The state of being persuaded ; opinion. TO PERT A'IN. vir. (pertineo, Lat.] To

The mest certain token of evident goodness is, belong; to relate. if the general persuasion of all men does so aca As men hate those that affect that honour by count it.

Hooker. ambition, which pertainetb not to them, so are You are abus’d in too bold a persuasion. they more odious, who through fear betray the Sbakspeare. glory which they have.

Hayward When we have no other certainty of being in A cheveron or rafter of an house, a very hothe right, but our own persuasions that we are so; nourable bearing, is never seen in the coat of a this may often be but making one error the gage king, because it pertainerb to a mechanical profor another. Government of the Tongue. fession.

Peacban. The obedient and the men of practice shall PerteREBRA'TION. n. s. (per and tereride upon those clouds, and triumph over their present in perfections; till persuasion pass into bratio, Lat.) The act of boring through. knowledge, and knowledge advance into assure




PERTINA'CIOUS. adj. [from pertinax.] pertinent un to faith and religion is doubted of, 1. Obstinate ; stubborn; perversely re

the more willingly to incline their minds to

wards that which the sentence of so grave, wise, solute.

and learned in that faculty shall judge most One of the dissenters appeared to Dr. Sander


Hooker. son to be so bold, so troublesome and illogical in the dispute, as forced him to say, that he had

PERTINENTLY. adv. [from pertinent.) never met with a man of more pertinacious con

Appositely; to the purpose. fidence and less abilities.


Be modest and reserved in the presence of thy 2. Resolute ; constant ; steady.

etters, speaking little, answering pertinent'v, not Diligence is a steady, constant, and pertina

interposing without leave or reason. Tuylor. cious study, that naturally leads the soul into

PERTINENTNESS. n. s. [from pertinent.) tbe knowledge of that, which at first seemed Appositeness.

Dict. locked

from it.

South. PERTI'Ngent. adj. [pertingens, Latin.) PERTINA'CIOUSLY. adv. (from pertina- Reaching to; touching.

Dict. cious.] Obstinately; stubbornly, Pe'rtly. adv. (from pert. ]

They deny that freedom to me, which they 1. Briskly; smartly. pertinaciously challenge to themselves. K. Chari.

I find no other difference betwixt the common Others have sought to ease themselves of all

town-wits and the downright country fools, tha: the evil of affliction by disputing subtilly against that the first are pertly in the wrong, with a litit, and pertinaciously maintaining that afflictions

tle more gaiety; and the last neither in the right are no real evils, but only in imagination.

nor the wrong.

Pope. Tillotson.

2. Saucily ; petulantly. Metals pertinaciously resist all transmutation;

Yonder walls, that pertly front your town, and though one would think they were turned into a different substance, yet they do but as it

Yond towers, whose wanton tops do buss the

clouds, were lurk under a vizard.


Must kiss their own feet. PERTINA'CITY. 1n.s. (pertinacia,


When you pertly raise your snout, PERTINACIOUSNESS.S Lat. from per- Fleer, and gibe, and laugh, and flout; tinacious. ]

This, among Hibernian asses, i. Obstinacy; stubbornness.

For sheer wit, and humour passes. St. In this reply was included a very gross mis

PE'RTNESS. 1. s. (irom pert.] take, and if with pertinacity inaintained, a capital 1. Brisk folly ; sauciness; petulance.

Brown. Dulness delighted ey'd the lively dunce, 2. Resolution ; constancy,

Remembring she herself was pertness once. Pope. PE'RTINACY. 11. s. [from pertinax, 2. Petty liveliness ; spriteliness without Latin. )

force, dignity, or solidity 1. Obstinacy; stubbornness; persistency. There is in Shaftesbury's works a lively perta

Their pertinocy is such, that when you drive 71855 and a parade of literature; but it is hard them out of one forın, they assume another. that we should be bound to adınire the reveries. Duppa.

Watts. It holds forth the pertinacy of ill fortune, in PERTRA'NSIENT. adj. (pertrausions, Lat.} pursuing people into their graves. L'Estrange. 2. Resolution; steadiness; constancy.

passing over.

Dict. St. Gorgonia prayed with passion and pertiTo PERTU'RBATE.

TO PERTU'RB. 20. a. (perturbo,

Recy, till she obtained relief.

PE'RTINENCE. n. s. (from pertineo,

1. To disquiet ; to disturb; to deprive PERTINENCY.] Lat.] Justness of re

of tranquillity. lation to the matter in hand ; proprie

Rest, rest, perturbed spirit. Shakspeare.

His wasting flesh with anguish burns, ty to the purpose ; appositeness.

And his perturbed soul within him mourns. 'I have shewn the fitness and pertinency of the

Sandys. apostle's discourse to the persons he addressed

2. To disorder; to confuse ; to put out to, whereby it appeareth that he was no babbler, and did not talk at random.


of regularity PEʻRTINENT. adj. [pertinens, Lat. per

They are content to suffer the penalties an

nexed, rather than perturb the publick peace. tinent, Fr.]

King Charles. 1. Related to the matter in hand ; just to The inservient and brutal faculties controlled

the purpose ; not useless to the end the suggestions of truth; pleasure and profit proposed ; apposite ; not foreign from overswaying the instructions of honesty, and the thing intended.

sensuality perturbing the reasonable commands of virtue.

Brogun. My caution was more pertinent Than the rebuke you give it.

The accession or secession of bodies from the

Shaksp; I set down out of experience in business, and

earth's surface perturb not the equilibration of conversation in books, what I thought pertinent

either hemisphere.

Brown. to this business.

Bucon. PERTURBA’TION. N s. [perturbatio, Lat. Here I shall seem a little to digress, but


perturbation, Fr.) will by and by tmd it pertinent.

Bacon. 1. Disquiet of mind; deprivation of tranIf he could find pertinent treatises of it in books, that would reach all the particulars of a

quillity. man's behaviour; his own ill-fashioned example

Love was not in their looks, either to God, would spoil all.


Nor to each other: but apparent guilt, 2. Kelating; regarding; concerning. In

And shame, and perturbation, and despair.

Milton. this sense the word now used is per- The soul, as it is more immediately and taining

strongly affected by this part, so doth it manifest Men shall have just cause, when any thing all its passions and perturbations by it. Ray,


3. Restlessness of passions,

Thou for the testimony of the truth hast born Natures, that have much heat, and great and Universal reproach; far worse to bear violent desires and perturbations, are not ripe for

Than violence; for this was all thy care action, till they have passed the meridian of To stard approu'd in sight of God, though worlds their years.

Judg'u thee perverse.


To so perverse a sex all grace is vain, 3. Disturbance; disorder

r; cor.fusion ;

It gives them courage to offend again. Dryder.. commotion.

3. Petulant; vexatious; peevish; deAlthough the long dissensions of the two

sirous to cross and vex ; cross. houses had had lucid intervals, yet they did ever

O gentle Romeo, bang over the kingdom, ready to break forth

If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully, into new posturbations and culamities. Bacon.

Or if you think I am too quickly won, 4. Cause of disquiet.

I'll frown and be perverse, and say thee nav, O polish'd perturbation! golden care!

So thou wilt wooe: but else not for the world. That keep'st the por:s of slumber ope! wide

Sbakıprare To many' a watchiul night: sleep with it now, PERVERSELY.adv.(from perverse.) With Yet no: so sound, and half so deeply sweet,

intent to vex; peevishly; vexatiously; As he, whose brow with homely biggen bound, Sleeps out the watch of night. Sbakspeare.

spitefully; crossly; with petty malig5. Cominotion of passions.

nity. Restore yourselves unto your temper, fathers; Men perversely take up picques and displea. And, without perturbation, hear me speak. sures at others, and then every opinion of the

Ben Jonson.

disliked person must partake of his fate. PERTURBA'TOUR. n. s. (perturbator, Lat.

Decay of Piti.

Men that do not perversely use their words, perturbateur', Fr.] Raiser of commo

or on purpose set themselves to cavil, seldom tions.

mistake the signification of the names of simple PERTU'SED. adj. [pertusis, Lat.) Bored; ideas.

Lake punched; pierced with holes. Dici. A patriot is a dangerous post, PERTU'SION. n. s. [from pertusus, Lat.]

When wanted by his country most, 2 1. The act of piercing or punching.

Perversely comes in evil times, The manner of opening a vein in Hippocrates's Perve'RSeness. ». s. [from perverse.j

Where virtues are imputed crimes. Seife time, was by stabbing or portusion, as it is formed in horses.

Arbutbrot. 1. Petulance ; peeyishness; spiteful cross2. Hole made by punching or piercing. ness. An empty pot without earth in it, may be put

Virtue hath some perverseness; for she will over a fruit the better, if some few pertusions

Neither believe her good nor others ill. Dones. be made in the pot.

Bacon. Her whom he wishes most, shall seldom gain

Through her perverseness; but shall see hergan'd TO PERVA’DE. V. a. [pervado, Lat.] By a far worse.

Milter 1. To pass through an aperture ; to per- The perverseness of my fate is such, meate.

That he's not mine, because he's mine too much The labour'd chyle pervades the pores

Dryden. In all the arterial perforated shores. Blackmore. When a friend in kindness tries

Paper dipped in water or oil, the oculus mun- To shew you where your error lies, di stone steeped in water, linen-cloth oiled or Conviction does but more incense ; varnished, and many other substances soaked in Perverseness is your whole defence. Soft such liquors as will intimately pervade their lit- 2. Perversion ; corruption. Not in use. tle pores, become by that means more transpa- Neither can this be meant of evil governours rent than otherwise.


or tyrants; for they are often established as 2. To pass through the whole extension. lawful potentates; but of some perverseness and Matter, once bereaved of motion, caunot of

defection in the nation itself.

Baces. itself acquire it again, nor till it be struck by PERVERSION. n.s. (perversion, Fr. from some other body from without, or be intrinsi- perverse.) The act of pervertingi cally moved by an immaterial self-active sub

change to something worse. stance, that can penetrate and pervade it. Bentl.

Women to govern men, slaves freemen, are What but God,

much in the same degree; all being total viola Pervades, adjusts, and agitates the whole ?


tions and perversions of the laws of nature and nations.

Barex PERVA'SION. n. s. [from pervede.] The

He supposes that whole reverend bedy are so act of pervading or passing through. far from disliking popery, that the hopes of ev

If fusion be made rather by the ingress and joying the abby lands would be an effectual intranscursions of the atonis of fire, than by the citement to their perversion. bare propagation of that motion, with which fire Perve'rsity. n. s. [perversité, Fr. frous beats upon the outside of the vessels, that con

perverse.] Perverseness; crossness. tain the matter to be melted; both those kinds of fluidity, ascribed to salt petre, will appear to

What strange perversity is this of man!

When 'twas a criine to taste th' inlightning tree, be caused by the perrasion of a foreign body.

He could not then his hand refrain. Norris.

Boyle. TO PERVEʻRT. v.a. [perverto, Lat. pero PE’RVERSE. adj. [pervers, Fr. perver- vertir, Fr.) SWS, Latin.]

1. To distort from the true end or pur1. Distorted from the right.

pose. And nature breeds

Instead of good they may work ill, and pervert Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things.

justice to extreme injustice. Milton.

Spauser. 2. Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn ;

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and

violent perverting of justice in a province, maruntractable.


vel nog



If then his providence

What is this little, agile, pervious fire, Out of our evil seek to bring forth good

This tutt'ring myion which we call the mind Our labour must be to pervert that end,

Prior. And out of good still to find rranis of evil. PERVIOUSNESS. n. s. (from per vious.]


Quality of admitting a passage, He has perverled my meaning by his grosses ; The per viousness of our receiver to a body and interpreted my words into blasphemy, of

much more subtile than air, proceeded partly which they were not guilty:


from the looser texture of that glass the rePorphyry has wrote a volume to explain this

ceiver was made of, and partly from the enorcave of the symphs with more piety than judge

mous heat, which opened the pores of the glass. ment; and another person has perverted it into

Boyle. obscenity; and both allegorically. Broome.

There will be found another difference besides We cannot charge any thing upon their pature, that of per viousness.

Holder. till we take care that it is perverted by their edu

Luzu. Peru'KE. n. s. (peruque, Fr.] A cap of

false hair; a periwig. 2. To corrupt; to turn from the right :

I put him on a linen cap, and his peruke over opposed to convert, which is to turn


Wiseman. from the wrong to the right. The heinous and despitetul act

TO PER UʼKE. V. a. [from the noun.] To Of Saian, done in Paradise, and how

dress in adscititious hair. He in the serpent had perverted Eve,

PERU’KE MAKER. N.s. (peruke and maker. ) Hier bushind she', to taste the fatal fruit,

A maker of perukes ; a wigmaker. W is knoon in heav'n.

Milton. The subule practices of Eudoxius, bishop of PERU’SAL. n. s. [from peruse.] The act Constantinople, in perverting and corrupting the

of reading. most pious emperor Valens. Waterland. As pieces of miniature must be allowed a PERVERTER. 1. s. [from pervert.]

closer inspection, so this treatise requires application in the perusal.

Woodrvard. 1. One that changes any, thing from good

If upon a new perusal you think it is written to bad; a corrupter.

in the very spirit of the ancients, it deserves Where a child finds his own parents his per. your care, and is capable of being improved. verters, he cannot be so properly born, as damned in:o the world.

South. TO PERU’SE. v.o. (per and use.] 2. One who discorts any thing from the 1. To read. right purpose.

Peruse this writing here, and thou shalt know

The treason.
He that reads a prohibition in a divine law,

Sbakspo had need be well satistied about the sense he

This petitions being thus prepared, do you gives it, lese he incur the wrath of God, and be constantly set apart an hour in a day to peruse


those petitions. found a perverter of his law.


Carefully observe, whether he tastes the disPER VEʻRTIBLE. adj. [from pervert.) tinguishing perfections or the specifick qualities That may be easily perverted. dinsw..

of the author whom he peruses.

Addison. PERVICACIous, anti (per vicax, Lat.) 2. To observe; to examine.

I hear the enemy; Spitefully obstinate ; peevishly contu

Out some light horsemen, and perwse their wings. macious.

Sbakspeare. May pričate devotions be ellicacious upon the

I've perus'd her well; mind cf one of the most pervicacious young Beauty and honour in her are so mingled, creatures!


That they have caught the king. Gondibert was in fight audacious,

Myself I then perusd, and limb by limb But in his ale most per vicacious. Denbam.


Milton, PERVICACIOUSLY. odv. (from per vica. Per U'SER. n. s. [from peruse.) A reader; cious.] With spitetul obstinacy.

examiner. PervicÁCIOUSNESS. n. s. (pervicacia,

The difficulties and hesitations of every one PERVICA'CITY.

Latin; from will be according to the capacity of peruser, PERVICCY. s ]

pervicacious. ] and as his penetration into nature is greater or Spiteful obstinacy.


Woodwardlo PE'RVIOUS etj. '(pervius, Lat.)

PESA'DE. 1. s.

Pesade is a motion a horse makes in raising or 1. Admitting passage ; capable of being

lifting up his fore-quarters, keeping bis hind legs perineated.


the ground without stirring. Fır. Dict. The Egyptians used to say, that unknown darkness is ine first principle of the world; by

PE'SSARY. 11.s. (pessaire, Fr.) An oblong darkness they mean God, whuse secrets are pere

form of medicine, made to thrust up sious to no eve.


into the uterus upon some extraordiLeda's twins,

nary occasions. Conspicuous hoch, and both in act to throw

of cantharides he prescribes five in a pessary, Their uerbling lances brandish'd at the foe, cutting off their heads and feet, mixt with myrrh. Nor had they miss'd; but he to thickets fled,

Arbutbnos. Conceal'd from aiming spears, not per algus to PEST. n.s. (peste, French ; pestis, Latin.] the steed.

Those lodged in other earth, more jax and 1. Plague ; pestilence.

Let tierce Achilles
pervious, decayed in tract of time, and rotted at


The god propiciate, and the pest ascuage. Pope.

2. Any thing inischievous or destructive. 2. Pervading ; permeating.' This sense At her words the hellish fest is not proper,


Milton. VOL. III,


« PreviousContinue »