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CLAMATION, shouting.
CLAWING, tickling, flattering.
CLIMACTER, the point in a man's life

(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 ;

CRANY, cranium, skull.
CRASIS, lit. mixture; b

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.
of no education. (Condensed from

DORMATIVE, sleeping draught.
DRAUGHT, drawing.

ECLIPTICALLY, in the direction of the

sun's apparent motion. EDIFIED, formed. EFFRONT, to embolden. ELATER, " spring,” “elasticity"

(H. E. D.).


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.]

ENQUIRIES, enquirers.
ENTELECHIA, the realized, as distinct

from the merely possible being of


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.

FICTILE, moulded.
FILED, placed in order.
FINGER (" one little"). " According

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,
Egyptian, defaced by Licinius thé

Emperor." [Note by Sir T. B.]
GRAFFS, grafts.
GRAIN, dye in grain. “Not grain'd,"

not deeply tinged (J.). GRAPHICAL, composed of letters. Gustation, tasting. HAGGARD, wild, untamed, a term in


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.
FIAT Lox, let there be light,

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,
KELL, caul.
KINGDOMS, “fatal periods of.” Ac-

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

beginnings (Greenhill),

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."

PHYTOLOGY, science of plants.

PIAE FRAUDES, pious frauds.
OBSERVATOR, observer.

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."

RAMPIERS, ramparts.
POSIE, motto on a ring.

REACTION, retaliation.
Potosí, the rich mountain of REASONS, reasonable persons.

REFLEX, reflection.
PRACTISED, practical,


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,"

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