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(supposed to be his sixty-third
year) when his powers begin to fail. CODRUS, the last King of Athens. COMMISSURE, juncture, joining. COMMODITIES, advantages. COMPAGE, framework or system of
conjoined parts (H. E. D.). COMPLEMENT, completeness. COMPLEMENTAL, slight and subsidiary,
merely making up weight. COMPLEXIONALLY, by temperament. COMPOSITION, compounding, but in
the next line (by a play of words)
composed=created. COMPRODUCTION, joint production. COMPROPORTIONS, proportions to
gether. COMPUTE, computation. CONCEIT, conception, idea, jest. CONCEIT, to imagine. CONCLAMATION, noise made by several
people shouting together. CONCOMITANCIES, accompaniments. CONCOURSE, help. CONSIDERATION UNTO, value when
compared with. CONSIDERATIONS, considerers. CONSORTION, the consorting with
others. CONSTELLATED UNTO, by the constel
lation of my birth adaptive to. CONTEMPERED, diluted. CONTIGNATION, framing together of
beams. CONTINGENCY (angles of), the smallest
angles. CONTRACTION, “we cannot be pun
ished ... but contraction," by having punishment brought to bear
upon ourselves. CONVERSATION, behaviour. CONVERSION, revolution,
" annual conversion.” CONVINCIPLE, demonstrable. CORNIGEROUS, horned. CORPULENCY,' solid character of
bodies. CRAMBE, tiresome repetitions ;
CRAMBE REPETITIA (Juvenal).
turo of bodily bumours. CRUCIATED, wossed. CRUCIFEROUS, marked with a cross. CRUSERO, Southern Cross (Greenhill). CRYSTALLINE, alluding to the crystal
line humour of the eye (J.). CUNCTATION, delay. CUPELS, refining glasses used in the melting down of gold and silver with lead,
DAMOCLES,a flatterer of Dionysius (J.). DASTARD, vb., to make craven. DECIMATION, selection of every tentb
man for punishment (J.). DECIPIENCY, state of being deceived,
hallucination (Webster). DECUSSATION, Crossing of lines in the
form of the figure X. DELATOR, informer. DEMONSTRATIONS, truths capable of
demonstration. DEPRAVE, to malign, to spoil ; DE
PRAVEDLY, in a corrupt form. DERIVED, secondary in source (i..,
from the sun ?) DESIRES, desirers. DEVOTIONS, devout men, DIAMETER 'WITH (to stand in), to be
diametrically opposed to. DICHOTOMY, division into two. DIFFERENCÉ, vb., to show the differ
ence between, to define. DIGLADIATION, fencing match (J.). DIOGENES (testament of)." Who
willed his friend not to bury him, but to hang him up, with a staffe iu his hand, to frighten_away the
crowes.” [Note by Sir T. B.) DISCRUCIATING, excruciating. DISSENTANEOUS unto, contrary to. DITTY, speech. DIUTURNITY, long duration. DONATIVES, gifts. DORADO, a fish, probably either the
gilt-head or dorade or the gold-fish.
ECLIPTICALLY, in the direction of the
sun's apparent motion. EDIFIED, formed. EFFRONT, to embolden. ELATER, " spring,” “elasticity"
(H. E. D.).
ELEEMOSYNARIES, beggars. ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION, “composi.
tion of elements " (Greenhill). ELIAS (prophocy of), “That the world
may last but six thousand years."
[Note by Sir T. B.) EMPHATICAL, “ designated emphatic_ally, or par excellence" (H. E. D.).. EMPYREAL, in old astronomy, all
beyond the tenth heaven. ENOCH'S PILLARS. “ Josephus does
not mention Enoch, but says the descendants of Seth erected two pillars, on which were engraven all the discoveries then known to mankind Condensed from Greenhill.]
from the merely possible being of
anytbing. EPHEMERIDES, NOT OLYMPIADS, par.
ticular journals of every day, not abstracts comprehending several
years under one notation (J.). EPHEMERIDES, schedules showing the
position of the heavenly bodies from day to day, used for purposes of divination.
to the ancient arithmetick of the hand, wherein the little finger of the right hand contracted, signified an
hundred.” (Note by Sir T. B.) Flaw, sudden gust of wind. FLUX, filow. Fou, mad, of the characteristic Eng
lishman. FORAMINOUS, full of holes. FORM, the essence of anything apart
from the actual material of which
it is composed. FOUGADE, “ a small mine for blowing
up walls" (Greenhill). FRUSTRUM, any part except the vertex
cut off from a cone (Greenhill). FULCIMENT, fulcrum. FUNAMBULATORY, narrow, like the
walk of a rope-dancer (J:). FURDLING, furling. Fusil, beraldic term, elongated
by one planet in the wider orbit of
another planet (J.). EQUABLE, just. Equal, impartial; equitable. EQUIVOCAL, doubtful. ERGOTISMS, conclusions deduced ac
cording to the forms of logic (J.). ETHNICK, gentile. EVULSION, extraction by force. EXALTATION, refining. EXCEPTING ONE (king). Christian
IV., King of Denmark, who began to reign in 1588, and was still on the
throne when the book was written. EXCEPTION, objection or reservation. EXENTERATION, disembowelling. EXEQUIES, funeral rites. EXILITY, smallness. EXISTIMATION, estimation. EXOLUTION, in medicine, great phy
sical weakness; in mystical the
ology, dreamy exaltation of mind. EXPANSED, expanded. EXPATIATE, to roam about. EXPILATORS, pillagers. EXPLICATION, unfolding. EXPRESSIONS, marks. ExSUCCOUS, dry. EXTANCES, existences. EXTEMPORARY, intuitive. EXTENUATION, emaciation. EXTRAMISSION, by the passage of sight
from the eye to the object (J.). EXUPERANCES, exaggerations.
GALLATURE, germ in an egg. GALLIARDISE, merriment. GARAGANTUA, or Gargantua, Rabe
lais' giant. GEOMANCER, one who divines by the
earth. GERMANY (“ defection of the Maid
of”). Nothing is known of this personage except that she is mentioned in one of the MSS. as having “ lived without meat on the smell of a rose." la default of any evidence concerning the Maid, the precise meaning of the word “defection” is not clear; “ detection" has been suggested in place of it.
rCondensed from Greenhill.) GLOME, a clue of yarn. GOMPHOSIS, immovable articulations
like teeth in their sockets (Green
hill). GORDIANUS (“the epitaph of "). “In
Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic,
Emperor." [Note by Sir T. B.]
not deeply tinged (J.). GRAPHICAL, composed of letters. Gustation, tasting. HAGGARD, wild, untamed, a term in
falconry. HANGING PLAYED BEFORE THEM. “A
barbarous pastime at feasts (among the Thracians), when men stood upon a rolling globe, with their Decks in a rope, and a knife in their
FACES (" so many imperial "), an
allusion, probably to his collection
of coins. Faculty, authority, power. Faith, believer, abstract for concrete. FAMILIST, a member of the “ family of
love," a religious sect which ap
peared about 1575. FASCIATIONS, bandages. FATHER (" that great"), probably
St. Chrysostom. FAVAGINOUS, cellular, like a honey
FERITY, ferocity, sayageness.
hands, ready to cut it when the stone was rolled away; wherein if they failed they lost their lives, to the laughter of their spectators."
(Note by Sir T. B.). HELIACAL, spiral. HELIX, a screw or spiral line : to run
upon a helix, to be continually
moving spirally. HELLUOS, gluttons (J.). HELMONT OR PARCELSUS, enthusiastic
authors of romantic chemistry
(J.). HERMES' ROD, which procured sleep by
a touch (J.). HERMETICAL PHILOSOPHERS, followers
of Hermes Trismegistus, addicted
to chemistry and alchemy. HIPPOCRATES PATIENTS. In some of
the treatises of the Hippocratic collection rough notes of cases are found giving the names and addresses of the patients. The point of the comparison lies in its showing how the dead live only in their
names; nothing more is known of HISTRIONISM (of happiness), theatrical
representation, mere show. HORA COMBUSTÆ, the time when the
moon is in conjunction and obscured
by the sun. HOUR-GLASSES, “ call for many hour
glasses." Ancient pleaders talked by a clepsydra, or measurer of
time. HUMOUROUS, the result of some
humour or individual trait. HYDROPICAL, dropsical. HYPOSTASIS, distinct substance.
significant matters; of arguments,
exact balance. INDIFFERENT, impartial. INFLEXURES,' bends or folds (Green
bill). INGENUITIES, people of ingenuous dis
position. INGRESSION, entrance. INHUMATION, burying. INNITENCY, leaning, pressing, or rest
ing upon something (H. E. D.). INORGANICAL, without organs. INQUINATED, defiled (J.). INSENSIBLE, too small to be felt. INSERVIENT TO, conducive to. INSTANCES, instants. INTELLIGENCES, unbodied angelic
spirits. INTENTIONS, persons who intend. IRONICALLY (“live ironically"), with
dissimulation or personation
(H. E. D.). ITEM, earnest, specimen, ITERATELY, repeatedly.
JUDGMENTS, men of judgment,
cording to Plato about 500 years.
IDEATED, pictured in idea, in fancy. IDES, time when money laid out at
interest was commonly repaid.
(J.). IMMORTALITY, exemption from death. IMPASSIBLE, impregnable to suffering
and decay. IMPOSTORS (the three). The Emperor
Ferdinand II. was accused by Pope Gregory I. of maintaining that the world had been deceived by three impostors-Jesus Christ, Moses, and Mahomet. A book with this title was said to have existed, but no trace of it remains (
Greenhill). IMPROPERATIONS, insulting language.
LACONISM, short sentence written on
wall of Belschazzar (J.). LACRYMATORIES, tear-bottles. LARRON (French), thief. The charac
teristic Gascon. LASH, soft and watery, but without
flavour (Forby's vocabulary of
East Anglia). LAUREAT DRAUGHT, a picture with
laurel (Greenhill). LAZY OF BRAZIL, sloth (J.). LIGATION, binding. Lion (“we sleep in lions' skins "), in
armour, in a state of military
vigilance (J.). LIPARA, the Liparæan Islands, near
Italy, being volcanoes, were fabled to contain the forges of the
Cyclops (J.). LIQUATION, melting. LIVELY, vividly. LIVERY (“ without a"), without
recompense or fee. Lixivious, impregnated with alkaline
salts. LURE, bait, a term used in falconry. LUX EST UMBRA DEI, “light is the
shadow of God." MAGNE... VITIA, “Great virtues, and
no smaller vices." MAGNALITIES, great works from small
INCINERABLE, reducible to ashes; IN
CINERATED, reduced to ashes. INCRASSATION, thickening. INCREMABLE, incombustible. INCURVATE, to make crooked. INDIFFERENCY, impartiality ; (pl.) in
MAGNETICALLY (“ stand magnetically | OLYMPICS, Olympic games.
upon that axis "), with a position as | ONNEITY, the Ali. immutable as that of the magnetical ONEIRO CRITICISM, interpretation of axis (J.).
dreams. MALIZSPINI, born about 1540, the OPINION (vb.), to consider,
author of the “ Ducento Novelle.” ORBITY, loss of parents of children, MANIPLE, handful.
bereavement. MARASMUS, wasting disease.
ORDINATION, arrangement. MASCLE, heraldic term : a lozenge ORONTES INTO TIBER, “In Tiberim voided.
defluxit Orontes," says Juvenal, MATERIAL (vb.), to materialize.
speaking of the confluence of MATILDA. '“ A piece of Maud, the foreigners to Rome (J.).
Empress, said to be found in 1 OSSUARIES, places for bones. Buckenham Castle, with this in I OSTIARIES, estuaries. scription : * Ele n'a d'elle.'” (Note
by Sir T. B.) MATURATIOx, maturing,
PANTAGRUEL'S library. Rabelais, in MEANNESS, low estate.
his “ Pantagruel” (liv. ii., ch. vii.), MEDIOCRITY, moderation.
gives a list of sham titles of books MEMORY (whose), recollection of for an imaginary library. which.
PAPPOUS, downy. MERCURIAL, relating to Mercury PARALLAXIS, the parallax of a star is (“ mercurial characters ").
the difference between its real MERCURISMS, communications.
and apparent place (J.). MERITS, deserts (in a bad sense).
PARALOGICAL, illogical. METELLUS. The supper was not PARAMOURS, lovers.
given by Metellus, but by Lentulus PARTICULARITIES, peculiarities. when he was made priest of Mars, PASSIVES, passive principles. and recorded by Metellus (J.).
PATRON, vb., to patronize. METEMPSUCHOSIS, transmigration of PENDULOUS, hanging. souls.
PERFLATION, blowing through of the METRICULOUSLY, timidly (J.).
air. MINORATE, diminish.
PERIOD, term, end. MORTAL, deadly, fatal.
Perieci (“ to be but their pericci "), MOTIVES, motive forces.
only placed at a distance in the MUTILATE, P.p. mutilated.
same line (J.). MUTIN (French), stubborn. The PERISCIAN, with shadows all round characteristic Englishman.
us. The Periscii, living within the MYSTERY, trade, craft.
Polar circle, see the sun move round them, and consequently project
their shadows in all directions (.). NATURA . . . FRUSTRA, “nature does nothing in vain.”
PERISH Upon, to die for the sake of.
PERSPECTIVE, telescope. NATURALITY, naturalness.
PHILOPEMEN, chief of the Achæan NEBB, nib, "generative particle " (Greenhill).
League in Rome's second Mace
donian War." NEBUCHODONOSOR, SO spelt in the most trustworthy MSS.
PHILOSOPHER. “ Alluding either to NEQUE EMIN... MIHI. “ For when
Antisthenes or Aristippus, for the the study or the couch calls me, I
story is told of each of these philosodo not fail.” Misquoted from
phers " (Greenhill). Horace (Sat., i. 4, 133), who has
PHYLACTERY, a writing bound upon lectulus aut me porticus excepit.
the forehead containing something
to be kept constantly in mind. This NERO, the Emperor Tiberius.
was practised by the Jewish doctors NOCENT, criminal (Webster).
with regard to the Mosaic Law (J.). NON ACCIDES, “ thou shall not kill.” NUMERICAL, individual.
PHYTOGNOMY, “ discerning the nature
of plants from their outward forms" NUNQUAM ... SOLUS, “never less alone than when alone."
PIAE FRAUDES, pious frauds.
PICKTHANK, flatterer. OILEUS, the line in the “Odyssey," iv. Pinax, tablet, register ; hence list or
511, referring to the death of Ajax scheme inscribed on a tablet Qïleus is possibly spurious.
PINEDA. “ Pineda, in his . Monarchia i QUADRATE, square, vb. and sub.
Ecclesiastia,' quotes one thousand QUANTAM . . . AB ILLO,“ how greatly and_fortie authors.” (Note by changed from him." Sir T. B.)
QUESTUARY, studious of profit (J.). PLATO's year. “A revolution of QUINCUNX, arrangement of things by
certain thousand years, when all fives, one at each corner, and one things should return into their in the centre. former estate, and he be teaching again in his school, as when he
QUINQUERNIO, set of five (Greene
hill). delivered this opinion." (Note by QUINTAPLE, fivefold. Sir T. B.1
ÕUODLIBETICALLY, determinable on PLAUDIT, plaudite was the term by either side (J.).
which the ancient theatrical per.
farmers solicited a clap (J.). PLAUSIBLE, praiseworthy.
RADICAL LETTERS, “ according to old POLTRON (French), coward. The tradition Moses, by command of
characteristic of the modern Roman. God, took the first letters of the PONDERATION, weighing.
names of the tribes, and found POPES (“ four"). Loo XI., Paul V., them equal to the number of the Gregory XV., and Urban VIII. Israelites, deducting those who were But Loo XI. died nearly six months slain in the affair of Korah, etc." before Browne was born.
(extract from Greenhill's note). POPULOSITY, populousness.
RADICATION, process of taking root. PORT, portal."
REFLUX, ebb. PRECEDENTS, sigas.
REGIO-MONTANUS. John Müller of PREGNANT, instructive.
Königsberg (1436-75), “who conPREJUDICATE, formed without know structed an iron fiv and a wooden ledge of the facts.
eagle, both of which were able to PRELATES, " Presbyters" in the fly."' (Condensed from Greenhill.] pirated editions of 1642.
RELENTMENT, dissolution. PRESCIOUS, foreknowing.
RELISH OF, to taste of. PRESCRIPT, direction.
REMINISCENTIAL, relating to reminisPRESENTLY, immediately.
cence. PROCESS OF THE TEXT, context.
REMORAS, obstacles. PROFOUND, to fathom.
REMOVE, step. PROGENY, lineage.
REPROBATED, condemned to eternal PROGNOSTICKS, fore-tokens.
RESOLUTION, solution ; RESOLUTIONS, unto, inclination towards.
men of resolution. PROPHAN'D, probably in the sense of RESPECTIVE, partial.
“common," which the first edition RESTRAINT (upon) OF TIME, impeded has.
by the restrictions of time. PROPRIETARIES, proprietors.
RETIARIUS, a prize-fighter who enPROPRIETIES, properties.
tangled his opponent in a net, which PTOLOMY, the king of Egypt who had by some dexterous management he
the Hebrew scriptures translated threw upon him (J.). and put in his library.
RETIARY, RETICULATE, in form of netPUCELLAGE, virginity.
work. PUNCTUAL,' exact; PUNCTUALLY, RETRIBUTE UNTO, to restore. exactly.
RETRIBUTION, repayment. PUNCTICULAR, contained in, size of, REVERBERATED BY FIRE, “ fused as a point.
in a reverberatory furnace" (Green PUNCTILIO, point, hence a very small hill). body (Greenhill).
REVIVIFICATION, recalling to life. PYRRHUS HIS TOE, “ which could not RHAPSODIES, " extravagant nonsensibe burni." (Sir T. B.)
cal books" (Greenhill). PYTHAGORAS (“escapes in the fabu RIVALITY, equality.
lous Hell of Dante"), escapes con ROUNDLES, steps of a ladder. demnation, or perhaps, escapes Ruat . . . TUA, “ The sky may fall, notice altogether.
thy will be done,"