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teil who vouchsafeth that honour unto them. Though the Number of the blessed must be compleat before the World can pass away, yet since the World it self seems in the wane, and we have no such comfortable prognosticks of Latter times, since a greater part of time is spun than is to come, and the blessed Roll already much replenished; happy are those pieties, which solicitously look about, and hasten to make one of that already much filled and abbreviated List to come.

Sect. XXIX. Think not thy time short in this World since the World itself is not long. The created World is but a small parenthesis in Eternity, and a short interposition for a time between such a state of duration as was before it and may be after it. And if we should allow of the old Tradition, that the World should last Six Thousand years, it could scarce have the name of old, since the first man lived near a sixth part thereof, and seven Methuselas would exceed its whole duration. However to palliate the shortness of our Lives, and somewhat to compensate our brief term in this World, it's good to know as much as we can of it, and also so far as possibly in us lieth to hold such a Theory of times past, as though we had seen the same.

He who hath thus considered the World, as also how therein things long past have been answered by things present, how matters in one Age have been acted over in another, and how there is nothing new under the Sun may conceive himself in some manner to have lived from the beginning, and be as old as the world; and if he should still live on, 'twould be but the same thing.

Sect. xxx. - Lastly, if length of Days be thy Portion, make it not thy Expectation. Reckon not upon long Life: think every day the last, and live always beyond thy account. He that so often surviveth his Expectation lives many Lives, and will scarce complain of the shortness of his days. Time past is gone like a Shadow; make time to come present. Approximate thy latter times by present apprehensions of them : be

like a neighbour unto the Grave, and think there is but little to come.

And since there is something of us that will still live on, join both lives together, and live in one but for the other. He who thus ordereth the purposes of this Life will never be far from the next, and is in some manner already in it, by a happy conformity, and close apprehension of it. And if, as we have elsewhere declared, any have been so happy as personally to understand Christian Annihilation, Extasy, Exolution, Transformation, the Kiss of the Spouse, and Ingression into the Divine Shadow, according to Mystical Theology, they have already had an handsome Anticipation of Heaven; the World is in a manner over, and the Earth in Ashes unto them.

GLOSSARY

ABBREVIATIONS, ETC. J.= Johnson.

H. Ě. D.=New “English Dictionary on Historical Principles ” (Murray, Bradley).

Webster =International Dictionary.

Greenhill =Glossary to edition of “Hydriotaphia and Garden of Cyrus" (1896). ABRUPT, to break off.

AMPHIDROMICAL FEASTS, held at the ABSTERSION, cleansing.

namning of a child. ABSUMPTION, consumption.

ANAXAGORAS. Several editors have ACCEPTIONS, acceptations.

wrongly printed “ Anaxarchus," ACCUMINATED, sharp-pointed.

who actually held the opinions at. Actives, sub., active principles.

tributed by Browne to Anaxagoras. ACULEOUS, needle-like.

ANGUSTIAS, agonies (J.). ADAM, QUID FECISTI ? Adam, what ANIMA EST Dei," the soul is the angel bast thou done ? 2 Esdras vii.

of man, the body of God." ADRASTE AND NEMESIS, the powers of ANICOSITY, courage. vengeance (J.).

ANTICHRIST (“should be born of the ADRIANUS (“the moles of "), “A tribe of Dan "). A belief held by

stately mausoleum or sepulchral the Ancient Church, based partly pile, built by Adrianus in Rome, on the omission of the pame of Dan where now standeth the castle of from the list of tribes in the

St. Angelo." (Note by Sir T. B.] Apocalypse, and partly on the menADUMBRATION, faint resemblance, as tion of him as “adder " and " serof a shadow to the object it repre pent” in Jacob's last blessing of his sents.

sons. (Condensed from Greenhill.) ADVISOES, admonitions.

ANTICIPATIVELY, prematurely. ÆQUICRURAL, of equal length of leg. ANTICKS, clowns. ÆSON'S BATH. Son of Cretheus and ANTINOMIES, contradictions to law.

Tyro, and father of Jason ; accord ANTIPODES, opposites (J.). ing to Ovid, he survived the return APOGEUM, to the utmost point of disof the Argonauts, and was made tance from earth and earthly things young again by Medea,

(J.). AFFECTION, influence.

APPARITIONS, appearances without AFFECTIONS, qualities, passions, feel realities (J.). ings, men of affection.

APPREHEND, to dread, to conceive, ALCMENA's nights, " one night as long comprehend.

as three.” (Note by Sir T. B.) APPREHENSION, reason, conception ; AMAZED, confounded.

PASSED APPREHENSION, former AMBIDEXTEROUS, able to use both opinion; GROSSER APPREHENSIONS, hands alike.

men of grosser apprehension. Ambitions, ambitious men.

This use ARCANA, mysteries. of the abstract for the concrete in ARCHIDOXIS, a work of Paracelsus, the plural occurs frequently in Sir translated into English in 1662. Thomas Browne, desires," ARCHIMIME, chief jester. “affections, " " devotions," " zeals," AREFACTION, drying. etc.

AREOPAGY, the great court, like the AMISSION, loss.

Areopagus at Athens (J.). AMPHIBOLOGY, an ambiguous phrase. ARUSPEX, soothsayer, diviner.

as

ASCENDENS . .

NATURÆ (i..., OPERA Bottom, a ship, a ball of yarn. DEI). A planet in the ascendant BOUFFAGE,

a satisfying meal ” reveals to those who seek many of (H. E. D.). the great things of nature (i.c., the BRAVACHE (French), boaster. The works of God).'

Paracelsus, “ De characteristic Scotcbman. Imaginibus." “Thereby is meant BREEZE, gad-fly. our good Angel appointed us from BUSHES, alluding to the bushes or

our nativity.” (Note by Sir T. B.) wreaths of ivy formerly hung by ASPEROUS, rough.

vintners at their doors. ASPHALTICK LAKE, Lake of Sodom,

the waters of which, being very salt, Cacus's OXEN, stolen from Hercules, and therefore heavy, will sca

and drawn backwards by Cacus suffer an animal to sink (J.).

into his cave to avoid suspicion of ASPIRES, aspirations.

theft. ASQUINT, askance.

CALDA, warm water (J.). ASSASSINE, vb., to assassinate.

CALICULAR, in form of calix or cup. ASSIZE (“ to call to "), to summon to CALLOSITIES, “calluses," or hard spots judgment.

in the soul. AssuCpAction, habituation.

CANDLE, “ by the candle," term borASTERISK, small star.

rowed from the auction-room where ATTENDANCE, accompaniment.

certain sales were held, at which the ATTENUABLE, liable to diminution. bidding went on as long as a small ATTRITION, friction.

piece of candle continued to burn. AUDACITIES, bold persons.

CANDOUR, whiteness. AUDITORIES, lecture-rooms.

CANTONS, corners of a shield in AURELIA, chrysalis, aurelion."

heraldry. AVE-MARY bell. “A church-bell,

CARIOLA. “That part of the skeleton that tolls every day at six and of a horse which is made by the twelve of the clock, at the hearing haunch-bones." (Note by Sir T. B.) whereof, everyone, in what place CARNOUS, fleshy. soever, either of house or street, CARRACK, large merchantman. betakes himself to his prayer, which CASTRENSIAL, belonging to a camp. is commonly directed to the Virgin." CATHOLICON, universal medicine. [Note by Sir T. B.)

CAUSALLY, for a special

(Greenhill). BASILISO, a piece of ordnance.

Causes (“four second of all BELIEFS, believers.

things. That is, the efficient,' BELISARIUS AND BAJAZET, the former, the “material," the “ formal," and

after many victories, said, owing to the “ final." incurring the Emperor's displeasure, CAUTELOUS, cautious. to have been reduced to beggary ; CEBES' TABLE, an allegorical repre. the latter to have been 1 ade cap. sentation of the characters and tive by Tamerlane and sh, it up in conditions of mankind (J.).

cage; "" both stories are faise " (J.). Centoes, patched garments, used BENEPLACIT, good pleasure.

metaphorically. BENEVOLOUS, favourable.

CERTUM EST QUIA IMPOSSIBLE, " it is BEVIS, a famous giant-killer of South certain, because it is impossible

ampton, a hero of medieval English (t.e., to human reason). Tertullian,

romances. Bezo LES MANOS, a salute, a kiss of CHIASMUS, decussation (Greenhill). the hand.

CHIONIA (" the King of "), GumBishop ("the miserable "). Virgi brates, King of Chionia, a country

lius, Bishop of Salzburg in the near Persia.
eighth century, said to have been CHIROMANCY, palmistry.
burnt for asserting the existence of CHORAGIUM, dance (J.).
Antipodes.

CHOROGRAPHY, description of places Bivious, which open different tracks and countries.

to the mind ; lead two ways (J.); CHYMICKS, chemists. “ bivious theorems,"

CIRCENSES, Roman horse-races (J.). Blood, - though we behold our own CIRCINNATIONS,

spherical rounds blood,” though we bleed when we (Greenhill). are wounded (J.).

CIRCUMSTANTIAL, accidental. BOLARY, of the nature of bole, a clayey CIRROUS, bearing tendrils. substance,

CIVILITY, state of civil society.

reason

CLAMATION, shouting.

DAMOCLES,a flatterer of Dionysius (J.). CLAWING, tickling, flattering.

DASTARD, vb., to make craven. CLIMACTER, the point in a man's life DECIMATION, selection of every tenth

(supposed to be his sixty-third man for punishment (J.).

year) when his powers begin to fail. DECIPIENCY, state of being deceived, Codrus, the last King of Athens.

hallucination (Webster). COMMISSURE, juncture, joining.

DECUSSATION, crossing of lines in the COMMODITIES, advantages.

form of the figure X. COMPAGE, framework or system of DELATOR, informer. conjoined parts (H. E. D.).

DEMONSTRATIONS, truths capable of COMPLEMENT, completeness.

demonstration. COMPLEMENTAL, slight and subsidiary, DEPRAVE, to malign, to spoil ; DEmerely making up weight.

PRAVEDLY, in a corrupt form. COMPLEXIONALLY, by temperament. DERIVED, secondary in source (i.e., COMPOSITION, compounding, but in from the sun ?)

the next line (by a play of words) DESIRES, desirers. composed=created.

DEVOTIONS, devout men. COMPRODUCTION, joint production. DIAMETER WITH (to stand in), to be COMPROPORTIONS,

proportions to diametrically opposed to. gether.

DICHOTOMY, division into two. COMPUTE, computation.

DIFFERENCE, vb., to show the differCONCEIT, conception, idea, jest.

ence between, to define. CONCEJT, to imagine.

DIGLADIATION, fencing match (I: CONCLAMATION, noise made by several DIOGENES (testament of). Who people shouting together.

willed his friend not to bury him, CONCOMITANCIES, accompaniments. but to hang him up, with a staffe in CONCOURSE, help.

his hand, to frighten_away the CONSIDERATION UNTO, value when crowes.' [Note by Sir T. B.) compared with.

DISCRUCIATING, excruciating. CONSIDERATIONS, considerers.

DISSENTANEOUS unto, contrary to. CONSORTION, the consorting with DITTY, speech. others.

DIUTURNITY, long duration. CONSTELLATED UNTO, by the constel DONATIVES, gifts.

lation of my birth adaptive to. DORADO, a fish, probably either the CONTEMPERED, diluted.

gilt-head or dorade or the gold-fish. CONTIGNATION, framing together of IGNORANT DORADOES are rich men beams.

of no education. (Condensed from CONTINGENCY (angles of), the smallest Greenhill.) angles.

DORMATIVE, sleeping draught. CONTRACTION, "we cannot be pun DRAUGHT, drawing.

ished but contraction," by having punishment brought to bear ECLIPTICALLY, in the direction of the upon ourselves.

sun's apparent motion. CONVERSATION, behaviour.

EDIFIED, formed. CONVERSION, revolution,

" annual

EFFRONT, to embolden. conversion."

ELATER, spring," “elasticity” CONVINCIBLE, demonstrable.

(H. E. D.). CORNIGEROUS, horned.

ELEEMOSYNARIES, beggars. CORPULENCY,

solid character of ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION, composibodies.

tion of elements" (Greenhill). CRAMBE, tiresome repetitions ; Elias (prophecy of), “That the world CRAMBE REPETITIA (Juvenal).

may last but_six thousand years." CRANY, cranium, skull.

(Note by Sir T. B.) Crasis, lit. mixture; here, mixture EMPHATICAL, designated emphaticof bodily humours.

ally, or par excellence" (H. E. D.). CRUCIATED, crossed.

EMPYREAL, in old astronomy, all CRUCIFEROUS, marked with a cross. beyond the tenth heaven. CRUSERO, Southern Cross (Greenhill). ENOCH'S PILLARS. “ Josephus does CRYSTALLINE, alluding to the crystal not mention Enoch, but says the line humour of the eye (J.).

descendants of Seth erected two CUNCTATION, delay.

pillars, on which were engraven all CUPELS, refining glasses used in the the discoveries then known to

melting down of gold and silver mankind. [Condcased frowa Greenwith lead.

hill.]

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