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vided in o, so that the degrees in C o, op, be equal, and the perpendicular o S be erected to the line of measures gh. Then the line pn, Cl, drawn from the poles C, p, through any po Q in the line o S, will cut off the arches F n, h l, equal to each other, and to the angle Q C p. The great circle AO perpendicular to the plane of the primitive is projected into the straight line o S perpendicular to gh, by Prop. i. Cor. 3. Let Q be the projection of q ; and since p Q, C Q, are straight lines, they are therefore the representations of the arches PQ, C), of great circles. Now, since P q C is an isosceles spherical triangle, the angles PC Q, C P Q, are therefore equal; and hence the arches P q, C q, produced will cut off equal arches from the given circles FI, GH, whose representations Fn, h l, are therefore equal: and, since the angle QC p is the measure of the arch hl, it is also the measure of its equal Fn. Corol. Hence, if from the projected pole of any circle a perpendicular be erected to the line of measures, it will cut off a quadrant from the representation of that circle. Prop. VIII. Theok. VIII. Let. F nk, fig. 2, be the projection of any circle FI, and p the projection of its pole P. If C g be the cotangent of CAP, and g B perpendicular to the line of measures g C, let C A P be bisected by AO, and the line o B drawn to any point B, and also p B, cutting Fn k in d'; then the angle g o B is the measure of the arch F d. The arch P G is a quadrant, and the angle go A = g PA + 0 A P =g AC + 0 A P = g AC + C Ao = g A of therefore g A= go; consequently o is the dividing centre of g B, the representation of G.A.; and hence by Prop. V. the angle g o B is the measure of g B. But, since pg represents a quadrant, therefore p is the pole of g B; and hence the great circle p dB, passing through the pole of the circles g B and F n, will cut off equal arches in both, that is, F d-g B = angle go B. CoRol. The angle g o B is the measure of the angle gp B. For the triangle gp B represents a triangle on the sphere, wherein the arch which g B represents is equal to the angle which the angle p represents; because gp is a quadrant; therefore g o B is the measure of both. Prop. IX. PRob. I. To draw a great circle through a given point, and whose distance from the pole of projection is equal to a given quantity. Let ADB, fig. 3, be the projection, C its pole or centre, and P the point through which a great circle is to be drawn: through the points P, C, draw the straight line PCA, and draw C E perpendicular to it: make the angle CAE equal to the given distance of the circle from the pole of projection C; and from the centre C, with the radius C E, describe the circle EFG: through P draw the straight line PIK, touching the circle EFG in I, and it will be the projection of the great circle required. Prop. X. Phob. II. #. draw a great circle perpendicular to a great circle which passes through the pole of projection, and at a given distance from that pole. Let A D B, fig. 3, be the primitive, and CI the given circle: draw C L perpendicular to CI,

and make the angle CLI equal to the given distance : then the straight line CP, drawn through I parallel to CL, will be the required projection. Prop. XI. Prob. III. At a given point in a projected great circle, to draw another great circle to make a given angle with the former; and, conversely, to measure the angle contained between two great circles. Let P, fig. 4, be the given point in the given great circle PB, and C the centre of the primitive: through the points P, C, draw the straight line PQ G, and draw the radius of the primitive C A perpendicular thereto; join PA; to which draw A G perpendicular : through G draw B G D at right angles to GP, meeting PB in B; bisect the angle C A P by the straight line AO ; join BO, and make the angle B O D equal to that given; then, DP being joined, the angle BPD will be that required. If the measure of the angle BPD be required, from the points B, D, draw the lines BO, DO, and the angle B O D is the measure of B P D. Prop. XII, PRob. IV. To describe the projection of a less circle parallel to the plane of projection, and at a given distance from its pole. Let A D B, fig. 3, be the primitive, and C its centre : set the distance of the circle from its pole, from B to H, and from H to D; and draw the straight line A E D, intersecting C E perpendicular to BC, in the point E: with the radius C E describe the circle E FG, and it is the projection required. Prop. XIII. PRob. V. To draw a less circle perpendicular to the plane of projection. Let C, fig. 5, be the centre of projection, and TI a great circle parallel to the proposed less circle: at C make i. angles ICN, TCO, each equal to the distance of the less circle from its parallel great circle TI; let C L be the radius of projection, and from the extremity L draw LM o thereto; make CV equal to LM, or C F equal to CM; then, with the vertex V and assymptotes CN, CO, describe the hyperbola WV K; or, with the focus F and CV, describe the hyperbola, and it will be the perpendicular circle described. Prop. XIV. Prob. VI. To describe the projection of a less circle inclined to the plane of projection. 1)raw the line of measures dp, fig. 6, and at C, the centre of projection, draw CA perpendicular to dp, and equal to the radius of projection: with the centre A, and the radius AC, describe the circle D C F G.; and draw R.A. E. parallel to dp: then take the greatest and least distances of the circle from the pole of projection, and set them from C to D and F respectively; for the circle D F ; and from A, the projecting point, draw the straight lines A Ff, and A Dd; then df will be the transverse axis of the ellipse: but if D fall beyond the line R. E., as at G, then from G draw the line GAD d, and df is the transverse axis of an hyperbola: and if the point D fall in the line R.E., as at E, then the line A E will not meet the line of measures and the circle will be projected into a parabola whose vertex is f: |. df in H, the centre, and for the ellipse take half the difference of the lines Ad, Af, which laid from H will give K the focus; for the hyperbola, half the sum of Ad, Afbeing laid from H, will give k its focus: then with the transverse axis df, and focus K, or k, describe the ellipse d M_f, or hyperbola fm, which will be the projection of the inclined circle: for the parabola, make EQ equal to Ff, and draw fu perpendicular to A Q, and make fk equal to one half of n Q: then with the vertex f, and focus k, describe the parabola fm, for the projection of the given circle F.E. Prop. XV. Prob. VII. To find the pole of a given projected circle. Let D M F, fig. 7, be the given projected circle, whose line of measures is DF, and C the centre of projection; from C draw the radius of projection CA, perpendicular to the line of measures, and A will be the projecting point: join A D, A F, and bisect the angle DAF by the straight line A P; hence P is the pole. If the given projection be an hyperbola, the angle ..f AG, fig. 6, bisected, will give its pole in the line of measures; and, in a parabola, the angle f A E bisected will give its pole. PRop. XVI. Prob. VIII. To measure any portion of a projected great circle, or to lay off any number of degrees thereon. Let EP, fig. 8, be the great circle, and IP a portion thereof to be measured : draw IC D perpendicular to IP; let C be the centre, and CB the radius of projection, with which describe the circle E B D ; make IA equal to I B; then A is the dividing centre of E P; hence, A P being joined, the angle IAP is the measure of the arch I P. Or, if IAP be made equal to any given angle, then IP is the correspondent arch of the projection. Prop. XVII. Prob. IX. To measure any arch of a projected less circle, or to lay off any number of degrees on a given projected less circle. Let F m, fig. 9, be the given less circle, and P its pole: from the centre of projection C draw CA perpendicular to the line of measures G H, and equal to the radius of o join AP, and bisect the angle C A P by the straight line AO, to which draw A D perpendicular: describe the circle G l H, as far distant from the pole of Fo C as the given circle is from its pole ; and through any given point n, in the projected circle Fn, draw Dn l, then H l is the measure of the arch Fn. Or let the measure be laid from H to l, and the line Dl joined will cut off F n equal thereto. PRoP. XVIII. PRob. X. To describe the gnomonic projection of a spherical triangle, when three sides are given; and to find the measures of either of its angles. Let A B C, fig. 10, be a spherical triangle whose three sides are given : draw the radius CD, fig. 11, perpendicular to the diameter of the primitive EF; and at the point D make the angles CDA, C D G, ADI, equal respectively to the sides AC, B C, AB, of the spherical triangle A B C, fig. 10, the lines DA, DG, intersecting the diameter E F, produced if necessary in the points A and G; make DI equal to D G ; then from the centre C, with the radius CG, describe an arch; and from A, with the distance A I, describe another arch, intersecting the for

mer in B; join A B, C B, and AC B will be the projection of the spherical triangle, and the rectilineal angle Ach. is the measure of the spherical angle A C B, fig. 10. PRoP. XIX. Prob. x: The three angles of a spherical triangle being given, to project it, and to find the measures of the sides. Let A BC, fig. 12, be the spherical triangle of which the angles are given: construct another spherical triangle EFG, whose sides are the supplements of the given angles of the triangle A BC; and with the sides of this supplemental triangle describe the gnomonic projection, &c., as before. The supplemental triangle EFG has also a supplemental part E. Fg; and when the sides GE, G F, which are substituted in place of the angles A, B, are obtuse, their supplements g E, g F, are to be used in the gnomonic projection of the triangle. Prop. XX. Prob. XII. Given two sides, and the included angle of a spherical triangle, to describe the gnomonic projection of that triangle, and to find the measures of the other parts. Let the sides AC, CB, and the angle A C B, fig. 10, be given: make the angles CDA, CDG, fig. 13, equal respectively to the sides AC, CB, fig. 10; also make the angle ACB, fig. 13, equal to the spherical angle AC B, fig. 10, and C B equal to CG, and ABC will be the projection of the spherical triangle. To find the measure of the side A B: from C. draw CL perpendicular to A B, and CM parallel thereto, meeting the circumference of the primitive in M ; make LN equal to L M ; join A N, BN, and the angle A BN will be the measure of the side A B. To find the measure of either of the spherical angles, as BAC : from D draw DK perpendicular to AD, and make KH equal to K D: from K draw K I perpendicular to CK, and let A B produced meet K I in I, and join H I: then the rectilineal angle KHI is the measure of the spherical angle BAC. By proceeding in a similar manner, the measure of the other angle will be found. Prop. XXI. PRob. XIII. Two angles and the intermediate side given, to describe the gnomonic projection of the triangle; and to find the measures of the remaining parts. Let the angles CAB, AC B, and the side AC of the spherical triangle CDA, fig. 10, be given: make the angle CDA, fig. 13, equal to the measure of the given side AC, fig. 10; and the angle ACB, fig. 13, equal to the angle ACB, fig. 10, produce AC to H, draw DK perpendicular to CK, and make the angle KH I equal to the spherical angle C A B: from I, the intersection of K.I, HI, to A draw IA, and let it intersect C B in B, and ACB, fig. 10. The unknown parts of this triangle may be measured by last problem. PRop. XXII. Prob. XIV. Two sides of a spherical triangle, and an angle opposite to one of them given, to describe the projection of the triangle; and to find the measure of the remaining parts. Let the sides A C, CB, and the angle BAC of the spherical triangle A B C, fig. 10, be given: make . angles CDA, C D G, fig. 13, equal respectively to the measures of the given sides AC, BC; draw DK perpendicular to AD, make KH equal to D R. and the angle KH I equal to the given spherical angle BAC: draw the perpendicular K.I, meeting H I in I; join AI; and from the centre C, with the distance CG, describe the arch GB, meeting AI in B; join C B, and A B C will be the rectilineal projection of the spherical triangle A BC, fig. 10; and the measures of the unknown parts of the triangle may be found as before. Prop. XXIII. Prob. XV. Given two angles and a side opposite to one of them, to describe the gnomonic projection of the triangle, and to find the measures of the other parts. . Let the angles A, B, and the side B C of the triangle ABC, fig. 12, be given: let the supplemental triangle E FE be formed, in which the angles E, F, G, are the supplements of the sides BC, CA, A B, respectively, aud the sides EF, FG, G E, the supplements of the angles C, A, B. Now, at the centre C, fig. 13, make the angles CDA, CDK, equal to the measures of the sides GE, G F, respectively, being the supplements of the angles B and A.; and let the lines DA, D K, intersect the diameter of the rimitive EF, in the points A and K: draw G perpendicular to AD, make G H equal to DG, and at the point H make the angle G H I equal to the angle E, or to its supplement; and let E I, perpendicular to C H., meet H I in I, and join A I: then from the centre C, with the distance CG, describe an arch intersecting AI in B; join C B, and A B C will be the gnomonic projection of the given triangle A B C, fig. 12: the supplement of the angle ACB, fig. 13, is the measure of the side A B, fig. 12; the measures of the other parts are found as before. Although this method of projection has, for the most part, been applied to dialling only, yet, from the preceding propositions, it appears that all the common problems of the sphere may be more easily resolved by this than by the ordinary methods of projection. PROIN, v. a. A corruption of prune. To lop; cut; trim. I sit and proin my wings After flight, and put new strings To my shafts. Ben Jonson. The country husbandman will not give the proining knife to a young plant. Id.

PROLAPSUS, in surgery, a term used to denote the falling of peculiar parts of the body out of their natural situation, more particularly applied to the uterus, vagina, and rectum. See SURGERY.

PROLATE'. Lat. prolatum. To pronounce; to utter.

The pressures of war have somewhat cowed their spirits, as may be gathered from the accent of their words, which they prolate in a whining querulous tone, as if still complaining and crest fallen. Howel.

Parrots, having been used to be fed at the prolation of certain words, may afterwards pronounce the satue. Ray.

As to the prolate spheroidical figure, though it the necessary result of the earth's rotation about its own axe, yet it is also very convenient for us.

Cheyne's Philosophieal Principles.

PROLATE, in geometry, is applied to a spheroid produced by the revolution of a semiellipsis about its larger diameter. See SpheROID. PROLEGOMENA, in philology, preparatory discourses fixed to a book, &c., containing something necessary to enable the reader the better to understand thc book or science, &c. PROLEP'SIS, n. s. : Fr. prolepse; Gr. PRoleP'TICAL. TpoMn/wo. A figure of rhetoric, in which objections are anticipated: in the manner of a prolepsis. This was contained in my prolepsis or prevention of his answer. Bramhall against Hobbes. The proleptical notions of religion cannot be so well defended by the professed servants of the altar. Glanville. This is a prolepsis or anachronism. Theobald.

PROLETA(RIAN, adj. Mean; wretched; vile; vulgar. A mean word whose etymology we do not find. Like speculators should foresee, From pharos of authority, Portended mischiefs farther than Low proletarian tything-men. Hudibras.

PROLIFIC, adj. : Fr. prolifique; Lat. PRolif'ical. proles and facio. Every dispute in religion grew prolifical, and in ventilating one question, many new ones were started. Decay of Piety. Main ocean flowed; not idle, but with warm Prolific humour soft'ning all her globe, Fermented the great mother to conceive, Satiate with genial moisture. Milton's Paradise Lost. Their fruits, proceeding from simpler roots, are not so distinguishable as the offspring of sensible creatures, i prolifications descending from double origins. - Browne. His vital power air, earth, and seas supplies, And breeds whate'er is bred beneath the skies; For every kind, by thy prolific might, Springs. Dryden. All dogs are of one species, they mingling together in generation, and the breed of such mixtures being prolific. Ray. From the middle of the world, The sun's prolific rays are hurled ; 'Tis from that seat he darts those beams, Which quicken earth with genial flames. Prior. Fr. prolire; Lat. prolirus. Long; tedious; verbose: PRolix'ITY, prolixious is a synonyme PRolix'Ly, adv. J coined by Shakspeare: prolixity and prolixness, tediousness; tiresome dilatlon. Lay by all nicety and prolirious blushes. Shakspeare. It is true, without any slips of prolirity, or crossing the plain highway of talk, that the good Anthonio hath lost a ship. Id. According to the caution we have been so prolir in giving, if we aim at right understanding the true nature of it, we must examine what apprehension mankind make of it. . Digby. In some other passages I may have, to shun prolirity, unawares slipt into the contrary extreme. Boule. On these prolirly thankful she enlarged. Dryden. If the appellant appoints a term too prolia, the judge may then assign a competent term. Ayliffe.

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Should I at large repeat The bead-roll of her vicious #. My poem would be too prolia. Prior. *laborate and studied prolirily in proving such points as nobody calls in question. Waterland.

PROLOCUTOR, n.s. Lat. prolocutor. The foreman; the speaker of a convocation.

The convocation the queen prorogued, though at the expence of Dr. Atterbury's displeasure, who was designed their prolocutor. Swift.

PROLOGUE, n.s. & v. a. Fr. prologue; Gr. rpóAoyoc ; Lat. prologus. Preface; introduction to a discourse or performance: to introduce with a preface.

Come, sit, and a song. —Shall we clap into 't roundly, without hawking, or spitting, or saying we are hoarse, which are the only prologues to a bad voice? Shakspeare.

If my death might make this island happy,

And prove the period of their tyranny,

I would jo, with all willingness;

But mine is made the prologue to their play. Id.

He his special nothing ever prologues. Id.

In her face excuse

Came prologue, and apology too prompt. Milton.

From him who rears a poem lank and long, To him who strains his *. a song; Perhaps some bonny Caledonian air, All birks and braes, though he was never there; Or, having whelped a prologue with great pains, Feels himself spent, and fumbles for his brains; A prologue interdashed with many a stroke— An art contrived to advertise a joke, So that the jest is clearly to be seen, Not in the words—but in the gap between: Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ, The substitute for genius, sense, and wit. Cowper.

PROLONG', v. a. A Fr. prolonger; Lat. PRolonga'Tion, n.s. $pro and longus. To lengthen out; continue; draw out: hence, corruptly, to put off a long time: prolongation is the act of lengthening or delaying. To-morrow in my judgment is too sudden; For I o: am not so well provided, As else I would be were the day prolonged. Shakspeare. Nourishment in living creatures is for the prolongation of life. Bacon's Natural History. This ambassage concerned only the prolongation of days for payment of monies. Id, Henry VII. Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong Life much. Milton. The' unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night.

PROLU'SION, n. s. Lat. prolusio. Entertainment; performance of diversion.

It is memorable, which Famianus Strada, in the first book of his academical prolusions, relates of Suarez. Hakewill.

- PROME, or Phone, a city of the Birman empire, is situated on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy, in a fine fertile plain, and was formerly surrounded by two walls, the exterior of timber, and the interior of brick. It is larger than Rangoon, and carries on a considerable trade in timber, grain, oil, wax, ivory, iron, lead, and flag-stones. It is said to have been once the capital of a dynasty. At present, with the adjoining territory, it forms the estate or appanage of one of the king's sons, called the prince of

Prome; and there is here a royal menagerie of elephants. The ruins of the ancient city extend beyond the modern town, and contain a number of temples dedicated to Boodh. Long. 95° E., lat. 18° 50' N. PROMETHEUS, the son of Japetus, supposed to have been the first discoverer of the art of striking fire by flint and steel; which gave rise to the fable of his stealing fire from heaven. This fable is variously related by different authors. Prometheus, as most say, being a man of subtle and crafty genius, in order to find out whether Jupiter was really worthy to be reckoned a god, slew two oxen, and stuffed one of the skins with the flesh, and the other with the bones of the victims, the latter of which was chosen by Jupiter. The god, resolved to be revenged upon all mankind for this insult, deprived them of the use offire; but Prometheus, with the assistance of Minerva, who had already aided him by her advice in forming the body of a man of tempered clay, contrived to ascend up to heaven, and, approaching the chariot of the sun, stole from thence the sacred fire, which he brought down to earth in a ferula. Jupiter, incensed at this strange and audacious enterprize, ordered Mercury to carry him to Mount Caucasus, and chain him to a rock, where an eagle was eternally to prey upon his liver. This part of the history of Prometheus and his subsequent deliverance either by Hercules or Jupiter himself, abounds with fictions, which are supposed to contain some ancient facts under this disguise. M. Bannier supposes that this is merely a continuation of the history of the Titans. Prometheus, as he conjectures, was not exempt from the persecutions which harassed the other Titans. As he returned into Scythia, which he durst not quit so long as Jupiter lived, that god is said to have bound him to Caucasus. This prince, addicted to astrology, frequently retired to Mount Caucasus, as to a kind of observatory, where he contemplated the stars, and was, as it were, preyed upon by continual pining, or rather by vexation, on account of the solitary and melancholy life which he led. This is supposed to have given rise to the fable of the eagle or vulture that incessantly preyed upon his liver. Herodotus, however, alleges, that Prometheus was put in prison for not being able to stop the overflowing of a river, which from its rapidity was called the eagle, or at least that he was obliged to fly with a part of his subjects to the mountains to escape the inundation, till a traveller, represented by Hercules, undertook to dam it up by a mount, and to kill the eagle, as it may be said, by making its course regular and uniform; thus Prometheus was delivered by this hero from his prison, or retreat. Diodorus Siculus says that Prometheus first discovered combustible materials fit for kindling and maintaining fire. Bannier is of opinion, that the origin of this fiction was, that Jupiter, having ordered all the shops where iron was forged to be shut up, lest the Titans should make use of it against him, Prometheus, who had retired into Scythia, there established good forges; hence came the ‘Calybes, those excellent blacksmiths; and, perhaps Prometheus also, not thinking to find fire in that country, brought some thither in the stalk of the ferula, in which it may be easily preserved for several days. As for the two oxen which Prometheus is said to have slain, that he might impose upon Jupiter, this part of the fable is said to be founded upon his having been the first who opened victims with a view of drawing omens from the inspection of their entrails. According to Le Clerc, Prometheus is the same with Magog, the former being the son of Japetus, and the latter the son of Japhet, and grandson of Noah. Both Prometheus and Magog settled in Scythia; the latter invented or improved the art of folio metals, and of forging fron, which the poets attributed to Prometheus; and Diodorus too says, that he invented several instruments for making fire. The appellation Magog signifies vexation, as Prometheus was gnawed by a vulture. PRoxieth EUs and DAMAsichthon, two sons of Codrus, king of Athens, who conducted colonies into Asia Minor.—Paus. i. c. 3.

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Whales are described with two prominent spouts on their heads, whereas they have but one in the forehead, terminating over the windpipe. Browne's Vulgar Errours. She has her eyes so prominent, and placed so that she can see better behind her than before her. More. Two goodly bowls of massy silver, With figures prominent and richly wrought. Dryden. Some have their eyes stand so prominent, as the hare, that they can see as well behind as before them. Ray. It shows the nose and eyebrows, with the promimencies and fallings in of the features. Addison. His evidence, if he were called by law To swear to some enormity he saw, For want of prominence and just relief, Would hang an honest man, and save a thief. Cowper.

PROMISCUOUS, adj. ; Lat. promiscuus. Promis'cuously, adv. 5 Mingled; confused; undistinguished: the adverb corresponding.

We behesd where once stood Ilium, called Troy promiscuously of Tros. Sandys's Journey. No man, that considers the promiscuous dispensations of God's providence in this world, can think it unreasonable to conclude, that after this life good men shall be rewarded, and sinners punished. Tillotson. Glory he requires, and glory he receives, Promiscuous from all nations. Milton's Paradise Lost. Promiscuous love by marriage was restrained. Roscommon. In rushed at once a rude promiscuous crowd; The guards, and then each other overbear, And in a moment throng the theatre. Here might you see Barons and peasants on the embattled field, In one huge heap promiscuously amast. Philips. The earth was formed out of that promiscuous mass of sand, earth, shells, subsiding from the water. ' Woodward. That generation, as the sacred writer modestly expresses it, married and gave in marriage without disVo:... XVIII.


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Unawed by precepts human or divine,

Like birds and beasts promiscuously they join.
PROM'ISE, n.s., v.a. & v. n.

Id. Fr. promise, promesse ; Lat. promissum. Engagement to PRoMissoRY, adj. benefit: declaPROMis’son ILY, adv. ration of benefit to be conferred: hence grant, or hope of something promised; to make such declaration or engagement; assure by promise: the two compounds are sufficiently plain: a promiser is he who makes the engagement to benefit: promissory, of the nature of a promise. O Lord, let thy promise unto David be established. 1 Chronicles. Now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee. Acts. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption. . . 2 Peter ii. 13. As he promised in the law, he will shortly have mercy, and gather us together. 2 Mac. ii. 18." I eat the air, promise crammed; you cannot feed capons so. Shakspeare. His promises were, as he then was, mighty; But his performance, as he now is, nothing. Id. Your young prince Mamillius is a gentleman of the greatest promise. Id. Winter's Tale. Promising is the very air o' the time : it opens the eyes of expectation: performance is ever the duller for his act. Shakspeare. Will not the ladies be afraid of the lion ?

—I fear it, I promise you. Id.
Criminal in double violation
Of sacred chastity, and of promisebreach. Id.

He's an hourly promisebreaker, the owner of no one good quality worthy your entertainment. Id. Who let this promiser in 1 did you, good Diligence 2 Give him his bribe again. Ben Jonson. As the preceptive part enjoins the most exact virtue, so is it most advantageously enforced by the promissory, which is most exquisitely adapted to the same end. Decay of Piety. What God commands is good; what he promises is infallible. Bp. Hall. Whoever seeks the land of promise, shall find many lets. Id. He that brought us into this field, hath promised us victory. Id. Contemplations. If he receded from what he had promised, it would be such a disobligation to the prince that he would never forget it. Clarendon. Nor was he obliged by oath to a strict observation of that which promissorily was unlawful. Browne. Duty still preceded promise, and strict endeavour only founded comfort. Fell. I could not expect such an effect as I found, which seldom reaches to the degree that is promised by the prescribers of any remedies. Temple's Miscellanies. ' Behold, she said, performed in every part My promise made; and Vulcan's laboured art. Dryden. I dare promise for this play, that in the roughness of the numbers, which was so designed, you will see

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