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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, flow. Fol, 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, heraldic

term, elongated lozenge.

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. EPICYCLE, a small revolution made

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. 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, savageness.
FIAT LUX, let there be light.

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." In 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.

(Condensed 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 the

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

falconry. HANGING PLAYED BEFORE THEM. “A barbarous pastime at feasts [among Thracians),

stood upon a rolling globe, with their necks in a rope, and a knife in their

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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 ad. dresses 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

them. HISTRIONISM (of happiness), theatrical

representation, mere show. HORÆ 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

humour or individual trait. HYDROPICAL, dropsical. HYPOSTASIS, distinct substance. 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. INCESSION, progression. INCINERABLE, reducible to ashes ; IN

CINERATED, reduced to ashes. INCRASSATION, thickening: INCREMABLE, incombustible. INCURVATE, to make crooked. INDIFFERENCY, impartiality ; (pl.) in

significant matters; of arguments,

exact balance. INDIFFERENT, impartial. INFLEXURES, bends or folds (Green

hill). INGENUITIES, people of ingen uous dis

position. INGRESSION, entrance. INHUMATION, burying. INNITENCY, leaving, pressing, or resto

ing upon something (H. E. D.). INORGANICAL, without organs. INQUINATED, defiled (J.). INSENSIBLE, too smali to be felt. INSERVIENT TO, conducive to. INSTANCES, instants. INTELLIGENCES,

unbodied angelic spirits. INTENTIONS, persons who intend. IRONICALLY (“ live ironically "), with dissimulation

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. 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 OP 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 sabled 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."



... VITIA, “Great virtues, and no smaller vices." MAGNALITIES, great works from small

beginnings (Greenhill).

OLYMPICS, Olympic games.
OMNEITY, the Ali.
ONEIRO CRITICISM, interpretation of

dreams. OPINION (vb.), to consider. ORBITY, loss of parents or children,

bereavement. ORDINATION, arrangement. ORONTES INTO TIBER, “In Tiberim

defluxit Orontes," says Juvenal, speaking of the confluence of

foreigners to Rome (J.). OSSUARIES, places for bones. OSTIARIES, estuaries.

MAGNETICALLY (“ stand magnetically

upon that axis "), with a position as immutable as that of the magnetical

axis (J.). MALIZSPINI, born about 1540, the

author of the “ Ducento Novelle." MANIPLE, handful. MARASMUS, wasting disease. MASCLE, heraldic term : a lozenge

voided. MATERIAL (vb.), to materialize. MATILDA. " A piece of Maud, the

Empress, said to be found in Buckenham Castle, with this inscription : 'Elle n'a d'elle.'” [Note by Sir T. B.) MATURATION, maturing, ripening. MEANNESS, low estate. MEDIOCRITY, moderation. MEMORY (whose), recollection of

which. MERCURIAL, relating to Mercury

(“ mercurial characters "'). MERCURISMS, communications. MERITS, deserts (in a bad sense). METELLUS. The supper was not

given by Metellus, but by Lentulus when he was made priest of Mars, and recorded by Me (J.). METEMPSUCHOSIS, transmigration of

souls. METRICULOUSLY, timidly (J.). MINORATE, diminish. MORTAL, deadly, fatal. MOTIVES, motive forces. MUTILATE, P.p. mutilated. MUTIN (French), stubborn. The

characteristic Englishman. MYSTERY, trade, craft.

PANTAGRUEL's library. Rabelais, in

his “ Pantagruel " (liv. ii., ch. vii.), gives a list of sham titles of books

for an imaginary library. PAPPOUS, downy. PARALLAXIS, the parallax of a star is

the difference between its real

and apparent place (J.). PARALOGICAL, illogical. PARAMOURS, lovers. PARTICULARITIES, peculiarities. PASSIVES, passive principles. PATRON, vb., to patronize. PENDULOUS, hanging. PERPLATION, blowing through of the

air, PERIOD, term, end. PERIECI (" to be but their perioci "),

only placed at a distance in the

same line (J.). PERISCIAN, with shadows all round

us. Thé Periscii, living within the Polar circle, see the sun move round them, and consequently project

their shadows in all directions (J.). PERISH upon, to die for the sake of. PERSPECTIVE, telescope. PHILOPMEN, chief of the Achæao

League in Rome's second Mace

donian War." PHILOSOPHER. “Alluding either to

Antisthenes or Aristippus, for the story is told of each of these philoso

phers ” (Greenhill). PHYLACTERY, a writing bound upon the forehead containing something to be kept constantly in mind. This was practised by the Jewish doctors

with regard to the Mosaic Law (J.). PHYTOGNOMY, “discerning the nature

of plants from their outward forms

(Greenhill). PHYTOLOGY, science of plants. PIAE FRAUDES, pious frauds. PICKTHANK, flatterer. PINAX, tablet, register ; hence list scheme inscribed

tablet (Webster).

NATURA FRUSTRA, “nature does

nothing in vain.' NATURALITY, naturalness. NEBB, nib, "generative particle "

(Greenhill). NEBUCHODONOSOR, SO spelt in the

most trustworthy MSS. NEQUE EMIN. MIHI. " For when

the study or the couch calls me, I do not fail.” Misquoted from Horace (Sat., i. 4, 133), who has

lectulus aut me porticus excepit. NERO, the Emperor Tiberius. NOCENT, criminal (Webster). NON ACCIDES,

“ thou shall not kill." NUMERICAL, individual. NUNQUAM .. SOLUS, never less

alone than when alone."

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OBSERVATOR, observer.
OILEUS, the line in the “Odyssey," iv.

511, referring to the death of Ajax
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QUADRATE, square, vb. and sub.

“ how greatly changed from him." QUESTUARY, studious of profit (J.). QUINCUNX, arrangement of things by

fives, one at each corner, and one

in the centre. QUINQUERNIO, set of five (Green

hill). QUINTAPLE, fivefold. QUODLIBETICALLY, determinable on

either side (J.).

PINEDA. “ Pineda, in his ‘Monarchia

Ecclesiastia,' quotes one thousand and fortie authors." (Note by

Sir T. B.) Plato's year.

“A revolution of certain thousand years, when all things should return unto their former estate, and he be teaching again in his school, as when he delivered this opinion.” (Note by

Sir T. B.1 PLAUDIT, plaudite was the term by which the ancient theatrical per

formers solicited a clap (J.). PLAUSIBLE, praiseworthy. POLTRON (French), coward. The

characteristic of the modern Roman. PONDERATION, weighing. POPES (“ four "). Leo XI., Paul V.,

Gregory XV., and Urban VIII.
But Leo XI. died nearly six months

before Browne was born.
POPULOSITY, populousness.
PORT, portal.
Posie, motto on a ring.
Potosi, the rich mountain of

Peru. PRACTISED, practical. PRECEDENTS, signs. PREGNANT, instructive. PREJUDICATE, formed without know

ledge of the facts. PRELATES, Presbyters in the

pirated editions of 1642. PRESCIOUS, foreknowing. PRESCRIPT, direction. PRESENTLY, immediately. PROCESS OF THE TEXT, context. PROFOUND, to fathom. PROGENY, lineage. PROGNOSTICKS, fore-tokens. PROPENSE, inclined to; PROPENSION

unto, inclination towards. PROPHAN'D, probably in the sense of

common," which the first edition has. PROPRIETARIES, proprietors. PROPRIETIES, properties. PTOLOMY, the King of Egypt who had

the Hebrew scriptures translated

and put in his library. PUCELLAGE, virginity. PUNCTUAL, exact; PUNCTUALLY,

exactly. PUNCTICULAR, contained in, size of,

a point. PUNCTILIO, point, hence a very small

body (Greenhill). PYRRHUS HIS TOE, which could not

be burnt.' (Sir T. B.) PYTHAGORAS (“escapes in the fabulous Hell of Dante"), escapes condemnation, or, perhaps, escapes notice altogether.


according to old tradition Moses, by command of God, took the first letters of the names of the tribes, and found them equal to the number of the Israelites, deducting those who were slain in the affair of Korah, etc."

(extract from Greenhill's note). RADICATION, process of takiug root. RAMPIERS, ramparts. REACTION, retaliation. REASONS, reasonable persons. REFLEX, reflection. REFLUX, ebb. Regio-MONTANUS. John Müller of Königsberg (1436-75),

who con structed an iron fly and a wooden eagle, both of which were able to

fly." (Condensed from Greenhill.] RELENTMENT, dissolution. RELISH OF, to taste of. REMINISCENTIAL, relating to reminis

cence. REMORAS, obstacles. REMOVE, step. REPROBATED, condemned to eternal

punishment. RESOLUTION, solution ; RESOLUTIONS,

men of resolution. RESPECTIVE, partial. RESTRAINT (upon) OF TIME, impeded

by the restrictions of time. RETIARIUS, a prize-fighter who en.

tangled his opponent in a net, which by some dexterous management he

threw upon him (J.). RETIARY, RETICULATE, in form of net

RETRIBUTE UNTO, to restore.
RETRIBUTION, repayment.

“ fused as in a reverberatory furnace” (Green

hill). REVIVIFICATION, recalling to life. RHAPSODIES, "extravagant nonsensi

cal books (Greenhill). RIVALITY, equality. ROUNDLES, steps of a ladder. RUAT... TUA,

“ The sky may fall, thy will be done."


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RUBICON, the river by crossing which

Cæsar declared war against the

Senate (J.). SALAMANDER'S Wool, a kind of as

bestos. SALIENT, leaping " salient animals." SALTYR, heraldic term for cross

blazoning of shield. SALVE, explained by Gardiner

cure, * remedy,” but it means rather to make a reservation which saves. To Salve Priscian's pate means to avoid breaking Priscian's head. In Sir T. B. the word has

the general sense of solve, explain. SALVIFICALLY,“ so as to procure sal

vation " (J.). SANCTUARY (“St. Paul's "). Several

passages in St. Paul's writings have been quoted by various editors to explain this passage, but Greenhill points out that the Dutch translator was probably right in quoting Rom. xi. 33 :

O the depth of the riches,” etc., as the passage referred to, especially as Sir T. B. himself alluded to it, and that the sanctuary

is “the incomprehensibility of God." SATION, sowing. SATURN (revolution of).

planet Saturn maketh his revolution once in thirty years." [Note

in one of the MSS.j SCALES, ladders. SCANDAL, ill odour. SCHOOLS, the medieval schools of dis

putation and theology. SEASES, a word not to be found in any

dictionary (Greenhill). SECONDINE, after-birth. SENSIBLE, perceptible by the senses. SEVEN YEARS PAST. The Address to

the Reader was first published in 1643; according to this the “Religio

Medici was written about 1636. SHADOWED, shadowed forth. SHARP, a pointed weapon. TO PLAY

AT SHARP, to fight in earnest. Sic... VELFM. “Thus would I wish

to be gathered together when

turned into bones,” Tibullus, iii., SI FORET... DEMOCRITUS. If De

mocritus were still on earth he would

laugh" (Horace, Ep. ii. 1, 194). SIGIL, seal. SIMPLE, vb., to botanize. SINISTROUS, left-handed. SOCIETY, co-operation. SOCRATES AND CARDAX, Socrates and

Cardax talked of an attendant spirit that hinted from time to time how they should act (J.).

SOLSTICIALLY, at the solstices (Green

hill). SORITES, a series of elliptic syllogisms. SORTILEGIES, divination by drawing

lots. SPERMATICAL, pertaining to the seed. SPICATED, spiked. SPINDLES, slender stalks. SPINTRIAN, obscene. SPRUCE, ' formerly used of things

with a serious meaning ” (J.). SQUAMOUS, scaly. STATION, fixity. STATISTS, politicians. ST. INNOCENT'S CHURCHYARD, PARIS

where bodies decay quickly. STINT, limit. STRABO'S CLOAK. Strabo compared

the then known world to a cloak. SUPEREROGATE, to do more than is

absolutely necessary. SUPINITY, sloth. SUPPOSED, undeniable. SUPPUTATION, reckoning. SURCLE, small shoot, sucker. SURD, deaf. TABLES (a game at), backgammon. TABID, wasted by disease. TARGUM, a paraphrase or amplifica

tion (J.). TARTARETUS, a real person, a doctor

of the Sorbonne and a writer of some celebrity in the fifteenth and

sixteenth centuries (Greenhill). TEGUMENT, covering. TELARELY, in a weblike manner. Telesmes, talisman. TEMERARIOUS, rash. TESTACEOUS, made of earthenware. TESTIFY THEIR POSSESSIONS, show the

Romans once inhabited them. TETRICK, sour, morose (J.). TEXTUARY, text-learned. THETAS 0, a theta inscribed upon the

judges' tessera or ballot was a mark for death or capital condemnation

(J.). THIRTY YEARS (nor hath my pulse

beat). As Browne was born in
October, 1605, the Religio
Medici would thus seem to have

been written about 1635.
THWART, THWARTING, transverse.
TINCTURE, touch, colour.
TORTILE, twisted.
TRADUCTION, propagation.
TRAJECTION, emission.
to transform

into another species. TRANSVERTIBLE, invertible. TREASURE, treasury. TREDDLES, albuminous cords in an


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