Obrazy na stronie

Pope. .

REIGLE, n. S. Fr. regle. A hollow cut to for any instrument of government : “to give the guide any thing.

reins' is to give licence : to rein, to govern; reA flood gate is drawn up and let down through strain : reins, always in the plural, are from Lat. the reigles in the side posts.

Carew, renes, Gr. pelv, the kidneys. REIGN, v. n. & n. s. Fr. regner ; Span. and Whom I shall see for myself, though my reins be

Job. Port. reyne ; Ital. and Lat. regno.

To exercise consumed. sovereign authority; obtain power; be predomi

Every horse bears his commanding rein, nant: royal authority; sovereignty; power.

And may direct his course as please himself.

Shakspeare. And he schal regne in the hous of Jacob with

The hard rein, which both of them have borne outen ende, and of his rewme schal be noon ende.

Against the old kind king. Id. King Lear. \iclif. Luk. 1.

Being once chaft, he cannot A king shall reign in righteousness, and princes Be reined again to temperance ; then he speaks rule in judgment.

Isaiah xxxi. 1.
What's in his heart.

Id. Coriolanus. That, as sin reigned unto death, even so might He mounts and reins his horse. Chapman. grace reign, through righteousness, unto eternal life War to disordered rage, let loose the reins. Milton. by Jesus Christ.


He, like a proud steed reined, went haughty on. This, done by them, gave them such an authority,

Id. that, though he reigned, they in effect ruled, most Take you the reins, while I from cares remove, men honouring them, because they only deserved And sleep within the chariot which I drove. honour. Sidney.

Dryden. Tell me, shall Banquo's issue ever

His son retained Reign in this kingdom ? Shakspeare. Macbeth.

His father's art, and warriour steeds he reined. Id. More are sick in the summer, and more die in the

With hasty hand the ruling reins he drew; winter, except in pestilent diseases, which commonly He lashed the coursers, and the coursers flew. reign in summer or autumn.

The year againe

When to his lust Ægisthus gave the rein,
Was turning round"; and every season's raigne Did fate or we the adultrous act constrain ? Id.
Renewed upon us.

Chapman. Strip them of those false colours that so often deDid he not first seven years, a life-time reign? ceive us ; correct the sallies of the imagination, and Cowley. leave the reins in the hand of reason.

Maso/1. Great secrecy reigns in their publick councils.

REINDEER. See Cervus.

Addison. Saturn's sons received the threefold reign

REINECCIUS (Reinier), a learned German Of heaven, of ocean, and deep hell beneath. Prior.

of the sixteenth century, born at Steinheim. He The following licence of a foreign reign,

taught the belles lettres in the universities of Did all the dregs of bold Socinus drain. Pope. Frankfort and Helmstadt. He published HistoThat wrath which hurled to Pluto's gloomy reign, ria Julia, and Historia Orentalis; with some The souls of mighty chiefs untimely slain. Id. other tracts. He died in 1595. Russel's blood

REINESIUS (Thomas), a learned German Stained the sad annals of a giddy reign. Thomson. physician and philosopher, born at Gotha in This right arm shall fix

Thuringia in 1587. He settled as a physician Her seat of empire; and your son shall reign.

A. Philips.

at Altemberg, where he was elected a burgoREIMBOʻDY, v. n.

master. He was afterwards appointed counsellor

Re and imbody. To to the elector of Saxony, and resided at Leipsic. embody again.

He wrote some tracts on medicine, but his chief Quicksilver, broken into little globes, the parts works are on philology and criticism. His most brought to touch immediately reimbody. Boyle. celebrated work is Variarum Lectionum Libri

REIMBURSE', v. a. Fr. re, in, and bourse Tres; 4to. He died at Leipsic in 1587. a purse. To repay; repair loss or expense. REINHOLD (Erasmus), a learned German

If any person has been at expence about the fune astronomer and mathematician, born at Salfeldt ral of a scholar, he may retain his books for the re in Upper Saxony in 1511. He wrote several imbursement.

Ayliffe. mathematical and astronomical works; and died Hath he saved any kingdom at his own expences in 1535. to give him a title of reimbursing himself by the de REINSPIRE', v. a. Re and inspire. To struction of ours ?


inspire anew. REIMPREGʻNATE, v. a. Re and impreg

Time will run, nate. To impregnate anew.

On smoother, till Favonius reinspire The vigour of the loadstone is destroyed by fire, The frozen earth, and cloath in fresh attire nor will it be reimpregnated by any other magnet than

The lily and rose.

Milton. the earth.

Browne. The mangled dame lay breathless on the ground, REIMPRES'SION, n. s. Re and impres

When on a sudden, reinspired with breath, sion. A second or repeated impression.

Again she rose.

Dryden. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and

REINSTAL', v.a. Re and instal. To seat which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide again. by degrees out of the mind, unless it be invigorated

Thy father and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated Levied an army, weening to redeem, calls to worship, and the salutary influence of ex And reinstal me in the diadem. Shakspeare. ample.

Johnson, That alone can truly reinstall thec REIN, n. s. & 1 Fr. resnes; Ital. redeni. In David's royal seat, his true successor. Milton.

Reins. [v. a. $ The part of a bridle which REINSTATE', v. a. Re and instate. To put govers the horse's head; used metaphorically again in possession.

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David, after that signal victory which had pre- the mind continue, the sinner will find his accounts served his life, reinstated him in his throne, and re of pleasure very poor.

South. stored him to the ark and sanctuary; yet suffered

REISKE (John James), M.D., a celebrated the loss of his rebellious son to overwhelm the sense oriental scholar and critic, born in 1706, at a of his deliverance. Government of the Tongue. Modesty reinstates the widow in her virginity.

town in the duchy of Anhalt. After the usual Addison.

school education he went, in 1733, to Leipsic, The reinstating of this hero in the peaceable pos- where he studied five years, acquired the Arabic session of his kingdom was acknowledged. Pope. language, and translated and published a book

REINTEGRATE, v.a. Fr. reintegrer; Lat. in it. He next travelled on foot to Leyden, re and integer. To renew with regard to any MSS. thongh but poorly compensated for it


where he was employed in arranging the Arabian state or quality; repair; restore.

He next translated from the German and French This league drove all the Spaniards out of Germany, and reintegrated that nation in their ancient whom he had visited in his journey, and who in

into Latin various Essays sent him by Dorville, liberty.


serted these in the Miscellanea Critica. At DorThe falling from a discord to a concord hath an agreement with the affections, which are reintegrated ville's desire he also translated the whole of the to the better after some dislikes.

Chariton from the Greek, and Abulfeda's Geo.

Id. Natural History. graphy from the Latin. He continued eight REJOICE', v. n.& v.a.? Fr. rejouir, To years in Leyden, and received his degree in it, REJoi'cer, n. s. S be glad; exult; re

but left it on account of calumnies excited against ceive pleasure from something past; exhilarate; him by Peter Burinan, whose translation of Pe make glad : the noun substantive corresponding tronius Arbiter he nad criticised. He then tra

Let them be brought to confusion that rejoice åt velled through Germany, and settled at Leipsic, mine hurt.

Psalm xxxv. 26. where he was made professor of Arabic, and conI will comfort them, and make them rejoice from tinued for twelve years, writing for the booktheir sorrow.

Jeremiah xxxi. 13. sellers. The Acta Eruditorum were greatly inThis is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, debted to him. On the death of Haltansius, in that said, there is none beside me. Zephaniah ii. 15. 1756, he was made rector of the Academy at

Whatsoever faith entertains, produces love to Leipsic, which placed hiin above want. PreviGod; but he that believes God to be cruel, or a ously to this he had published his Animadverrejoicer in the unavoidable damnation of the greatest siones in Auctores Græcos, in five vols, a work part of mankind, thinks evil thoughts concerning of deep erudition. In 1764 he married ErnesGod.

Taylor's Rule of Holy Living.
They rejoice each with their kind. Milton.

tina Christina Muller, a woman of extraordinary We should particularly express our rejoicing by abilities, whose learning, particularly in Greek, love and charity to our neighbours. Nelson,

was hardly inferior to his own. She assisted Alone to thy renown, 'tis given,

him in all his literary labors, especially in his Unbounded through all worlds to go;

immortal work of the Edition of the Greek OraWhile she great saint rejoices heaven, tors : in 12 vols, 8vo. Thus Reiske spent the And thou sustains't the orb below. Prior. remainder of his life; and died in 1774, univerI should give Cain the honour of the invention ; sally respected. The number of his publications were he alive, it would rejoice his soul to see what is very great. The principal are those abovemischief it had made.


mentioned and the following: Dionysius HaliREJOIN', v.a.&v.n. ? Fr. rejoindre. To carnassensis, seven vols; Plutarch, nine vols.;

REJOIN'DER, n. s. I join or meet again; to Theocritus, &c. reply to an answer: rejoinder is the reply made. REIT'ERATE, r. a. Fr. reiterer ; Lat. re Injury or chance rudely beguiles our lips

REITERA'TIVN, n. s. j and ilero. To repeat Of all rejoindure. Shakspeare. Troilus and Cressida.

again and again : repetitio.. The quality of the person makes me judge myself You never spoke what did become you less obliged to a rejoinder.

Glanvilie to Albius. Than this, which 10 reiter ule were sin. Shaks;xeare. The grand signior conveyeth his galleys down to

llich reiterated crimes he might
Grand Cairo, where they are taken in pieces, carried lleap on himself damoation. Millor.
upon camels' backs, and rejoined together at Suez. It is useful 10 have new experiments tried over

Browne's Vulgur Errours.
It will be replied that he receives advantage by phenoinena.

again; such reilerulions commonly exhibiting new

Boyle. this lopping of his superfluous branches; but I re Although Christ hath forbid us to use vain repe. join, that a translator has no such right. Dryden. titions when we pray, yet he hath taught us that to

Thoughts, which at Hyde-park-corner I forgot, Meet and rejoin me in the pensive grot.

reiterule the same requests will uot be vain. Pope. .

Smalridge. REJOINDER, in law, is the defendant's answer The words are a reileration or reinforcement of an to the plaintiff's replication or reply. Thus, in application, arising from the consideration of the the court of chancery, the defendant puts in an

excellency of Christ above Moses. answer to the plaintiff's bill, which is sometimes

Ward of Infidelity. also called an exception; the plaintiff's answer

REJUDGE', v. a. Re and judge. To reto that is called a replication, and the defendant's examine; review; re-try. answer to that a rejoinder.

The muse attends thee to the silent shade ; REJOLT', n. s. Fr. rejaillir. Shock; suc

'Tis her's the brave man's latest steps to trace, cussion.

Rejudge his acts, and dignify disgrace. Pope. The sinner, at his highest pitch of enjoyment, is

REIZ, or Reitz (Frederic Wolfgang), a Gernot pleased with it so much, but he is afflicted more ; man philologist, was born in Franconia, in 1733, and, as long as these inward rejolts and recoilings of and, after having completed his studies at Leip

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sic, became a private tutor, and then a corrector marriage : relative is, respecting ; considered as of the press in the printing-office of Breitkopf. belonging to, or regarding, something else: as a He held the professorships of philosophy, Latin noun substantive, somewhat respecting someand Greek, and poetry, and was director of the thing else; the pronoun that answers to an anlibrary belonging to the university of Leipsic. tecedent; a kinsman or kinswoman: the adverb He died February 2, 1790. Reiz is principally and noun substantive following correspond with known as the editor of Herodotus; but he pub- relative as an adjective. lished editions of other classics, and two Disser

Learn the right joining of substantives with adjec. tations on Prosody.

tives, and the relative with the antecedent. REKIN'DLE, 'v. a. Re and kindle. To set

Ascham's Schoolmuster. on fire again.

Your wife and babes These disappearing, fixed stars, were actually ex Savagely slaughtered ; to relate the manner, tinguished, and would for ever continue so, if not Were to add the death of you. rekindled, and new recruited with heat and light.

Shakspeare. Macbeth. Cheyne's Philosophical Principles.

I'll have grounds Rekindled at the royal charms,

More relative than this.

Id. Tumultuous love each beating bosom warms. Pope. A man were better relate himself to a statue, than

RELAND (Adrian), an eminent Orientalist, suffer his thoughts to pass in smother. Bacon. born at Ryp, in North Holland, in 1676; and

Though capable it be not of inherent holiness, yet

Holyday. educated three years under Surenhusius, from it is often relative. whom he acquired the Hebrew, Syriac, Chaldee, suffer one to perish without reproof.

'Tis an evil dutifulness in friends and relatives to

Taylor. and Arabic languages. In 1701 he was, by the

Here I could frequent recommendation of king William, appointed with worship place by place, where he vouchsafed professor of Oriental languages and ecclesiastical Presence divine ; and to my sons relate. Milton. antiquities in the university of Utrecht; and died Her husband, the relater, she preferred of the small-pox in 1718. He was distinguished Before the angel.

Milton's Paradise Lost. by his modesty, humanity, and learning; ani. Relations dear, and all the charities carried on a correspondence with the most emi Of father, son, and brother, first were known. nent scholars of his time. His works are writ

Milton. ten in Latin; viz. An excellent description of

We shall rather perform good offices unto truth,

Browne. Palestine. Five dissertations on the Medals of than any disservice unto their relaters. the ancient Hebrews, and several other disserta

Under this stone lies virtue, youth,

Unblemished probity and truth; tions on different subjects. An Introduction to

Just unto all relations known, the Hebrew Grammar. The Antiquities of the

A worthy patriot, pious son.

Waller. Ancient Hebrews. On the Mahometan Religion.

All those things that seem so foul and disagreeable RELAPSE', v. n. & n. s. Lat. relapsus. To in nature are not really so in themselves, but only slip back ; slide or fall back; particularly from relatively.

More. good to ill : relapse is regression; falling back Confining our care either to ourselves and relatives. into evil; return.

Fell. It was even as two physicians should take one The drama presents to view, what the poem only sick body in hand; of which, the former would purge does relate.

Dryden. and keep under the body, the other pamper and I have been importuned to make some observastrengthen it suddenly; whereof what is to be looked tions on this art, in relation to its agreement with for, but a most dangerous relapse. Spenser. poetry.

Id. Mark a bounding valour in our English ;

Be kindred and relation laid aside, That being dead like to the bullet's grazing, And honour's cause by laws of honour tried. Id. Breaks out into a second course of mischief, All negative or privative words relate to positive Killing in relapse of mortality.

ideas, and signify their absence.

Locke. Shakspeare. Henry V. Relation consists in the consideration and comThe oftener he hath relapsed, the more significations paring of one idea with another.

Id. he ought to give of the truth of his repentance. Not only simple ideas and substances, but modes

Taylor. are positive beings; though the parts of which they This would but lead me to a worse relapse consist are very often relative one to another. Id. And heavier fall.


When the mind so considers one thing that it We see in too frequent instances the relapses of sets it by another, and carries its own view from one those, who under the present smart, or the near ap to the other, this is relation and respect; and the prehension of the divine displeasure, have resolved denominations given to positive things, intimating on a religious reformation. Rogers. that respect, are relatives.

Id. He was not well cured, and would have relapsed. As other courts demanded the execution of per


sons dead in law; this gave the last orders relating RELATE', v.a.&v.n.) Lat. relatus. To to those dead in reason.

Tatler. RELA'TER, n. s. tell; recite; utter;

Are we not to pity and supply the poor, though Rela'tion, n. s. give vent by words they have no relation to us ? No relation ! that canRELATIVE, adj.& n. s. (a sense only used by not be : the gospel stiles them all our brethren ; REL'ATIVELY, adv. Bacon); ally by kin- day, they have a nearer relation to us, our fellowREL'ATIVENESS, n. s. dred or marriage : as

members; and both these from their relation to our

Saviour himself, who calls them his brethren. a verb neuter, have reference or respect: a re

Sprat. later is, a narrator; historian: relation, narration;

These being the greatest good or the greatest evil, tale; connexion ; manner of connexion, or of be- either absolutely so in themselves, or relatively so to longing to a person or thing; respect; reference; us; it is therefore good to be zealously affected for alliance; kindred; person related by birth or the one against the





In an historical relation, we use terms that are As God has not so devoted our bodies to toil, but most proper.

Burnet's Theory of the Earth, that he allows us some recreation ; 60 doubtless he The ecclesiastical, as well as the civil governour, indulges the same relaxatim to our minds. has cause to pursue the same methods of confirming

Government of the Tongus. hinself ; the grounds of government being founded

If in some regards she chose upon the same bottom of nature in both, though the

To curb poor Paulo in too close ; circumstances and relative considerations of the per

In others she relaxed again, sons may differ.


And governed with a looser rein. Prior. So far as service imports duty and subjection, all Many who live healthy in a dry air, fall into all created beings bear ihe necessary relation of ser the diseases that depend upon relaxation in a moist vants to God. ld.

Arbuthnot. The author of a just fable must please more than The statute of mortmain was at several times rethe writer of an historical relation. Dennis. lated by the legislature.

Swift. Wholesome and unwholesome are relative, not real The rela ration of the statute of mortmain is one of qualities.

Arbuthnot on Aliments. the reasons which gives the bishop terrible apprehenAvails thee not, sions of popery coming on us.

To whom related, or by whom begot:

Nor praise relax, nor difficulty fright.
A heap of dust alone remains.

Vanity of Wishes. The best English historian, when his style grows antiquated, will be only considered as a tedious re

RELAY', n. s. Fr. reluis. Horses on the later of facts.


road to relieve others. A she-cousin, of a good family and small fortune, RELEASE', via. Fr. relascher, relarer, of passed months among all her relations.

Id. Lat. relaro. To set free from confinement, serConsider the absolute affections of any being as it vitude, pain, or penalty ; free from obligation ; is in itself, before you consider it relatively or survey quit; let go; relax: the noun-substantive corthe various relations in which it stands to other be responding. ings.


Every creditor that lendeth aught unto his neighOur necessary relations to a family, oblige all to

bour shall release it.

Deuteronomy. use their reasoning powers upon a thousand occa


The king made a great feast, and made a releuse to

the provinces, and gave gifts. Esther ii. 18. Dependants, friends, relations, Savaged by woe, forget the tender tie. Thomson. Pilate said, Whom will ye that I relense unto you?

Matthew. Our intercession is made an exercise of love and

It may not seem hard, if in cases of necessity, care for those amongst whom our lot is fallen, or who belong to us in a nearer relation: it then be

certain profitable ordinances sometimes be released, comes the greatest benefit to ourselves, and produces rather than all men always strictly bound to the

Hooker. its best effects on our own hearts.


general rigour thereof. Of the eternal relations and fitnesses of things we

The king would not have one penny abated, of know nothing; all that we know of truth and false might encourage other countries to pray the like re

what had been granted by parliament; because it hood is, that our constitution determines us in some

lease or mitigation.

Bacon. cases to believe, in others to disbelieve. Beattie.

Too secure, because from death released some days. RELATIVE PRONOUNS, in grammar, are those

Milton. which answer to some other word foregoing, You released his courage, and set free called the antecedent; such are the Latin pro A valour fatal to the enemy.

Dryden. nouns qui, quæ, quod, &c.: in English, who, Why should a reasonable man put it into the which, what, &c. The word answering to these power of fortune to make him miserable, when his relatives is often understood, as, I know whom ancestors have taken care to release him from her?

Id. you mean, for I know the person whom you

He had been base, had he released his right, RELAX', v. a. & v. n. Lat. relaxo. To For such an empire none but kings should fight.

Id. Relaxa’TION, n. s. slacken ; to make

O fatal search! in which the lab'ring mind, less tense ; remit; ease; to be mild; remiss : Still pressed with weight of woe, still hopes to find the noun-substantive corresponding.

A shadow of delight, a dream of peace, They childishly granted, by common consent of From years of pain, one moment of release. Prior, their whole senate, under their own seal, a relaxation

If solitude succeed to grief, to one Bertelier, whom the eldership had excommu

Release from pain is slight relief; nicated.


The vacant bosom's wilderness The sinews, when the southern wind bloweth, are

Might thank the pang that made it less. Byron. more relared.

Bacon's Natural History. Cold sweats are many times mortal ; for that they

Release, in law, is a discharge or conveyance come by a relaxation or forsaking of the spirits. of a man's right in lands or tenements, to ano

Bacon. ther that hath some former estate in possession. Adam, amazed,

The words generally used therein are, ' remised, Astonished stood, and black, while horrour chill released, and for ever quit-claimed.' And these Ran through his veins, and all his joints relax'd.

releases may enure, either, 1. By way of enlargMilton.

ing an estate, as, if there be tenant for life or It served not to relax their serried files. Id. The sea is not higher than the land, as some ima. years, remainder to another in fee, and he in re

mainder releases all his right to the particular gined the sea stood upon heap higher than the shore ; and at the deluge, a relaxation being made, it over

tenant and his heirs, this gives him the estate in

Burnet. flowed the land.

fee. But in this case the relessee must be in In the book of games and diversions, the reader's possession of some estate for the release to work mind may be supposed to be relaxed.

upon ; for, if there be a lessee for years, and, before Addison's Spectator. he enters and is in possession, the lessor releases


to him all his right in the reversion, such release the air, wherein, if it be left long, it will totally be is void for want of possession in the relessee. 2. dissolved.

Boyle. By way of passing an estate, as, when one of Why should the weeping hero now

Prior. two coparçeners releaseth all his right to the Relentless to their wishes prove ? other, this passeth the fee-simple of the whole. Hush'd are the birds, and closed the drooping How'rs ;

All nature mourns, the skies relent in showers, In both these cases there must be a privity of If Delia smile, the flowers begin to spring, estate between the relessor and relessee; that is, The skies to brighten, and the birds to sing. Pope. one of their estates must be so related to the

He sung, and hell consented other as to make but one and the same estate in To hear the poet's prayer ; law. 3. By way of passing a right, as if a man

Stern Prosperine relented, be disseised, and releaseth to his disseisor all his And gave him back the fair.

Ja. right; hereby the disseisor acquires a new right, RELHAM (Richard), F.R.S. and L.S, a rewhich changes the quality of his estate, and ren

spectable divine and naturalist, was educated at ders that lawful which before was tortious. 4. Cambridge, and became a fellow of King's ColBy way of extinguishment: as if my tenant for lege. In 1701 he obtained the rectory of Hunlife makes a lease to A for life, remainders to B

ningsby, in Lincolnshire. His works are, Flora and his heirs, and I release to A; this extin- Cantabrigensis, in which he describes his disguishes my right to the reversion, and shall enure

covery of a new species of lichen and of the to the advantage of B's remainder as well as of athamanta libanotis ; and Tacitus de Moribus A's particular estate. 5. By way of entry and Germanorum et de Vitâ Agricolæ, 8vo. feoffment: as if there be two joint disseisors, RELI’ANCE, n. s. From Rely, which see. and the disseisee releases to one of them, he REL'IC, or Fr. relique ; Lat. reliquia. shall be sole seised, and shall keep out his former Rel'ick, n. s. Strictly that which remains; companion ; which is the same in effect as if the

Rel'icly, adv. that which is left after the disseisee had entered, and thereby put an end to loss or decay of the rest: often applied to the the disseisin, and afterwards had enfeoffed one body after death, and to any thing kept as a reof the disseisors in fee. When a man has in ligious memento. himself the possession of lands, he must at the

Up dreary dame of darkness queen, common law convey the freehold by feoffment

Go gather up the reliques of thy race, and livery, which makes a notoriety in the coun

Or else go them avenge.

Spenser. try: but if a man has only a right or a future

The fragments, scraps; the bits, and greasy reinterest he may convey that right or interest by a liques, mere release to him that is in possession of the Of her o'erearen faith are bound to Diomede. land: for the occupancy of the relessee is a mat

Shakspcete. ter of sufficient potoriety already.

Thrifty wench scrapes kitchen stuff, RELEGATION, n.'s

. Fr. relegation ; Lat. And barrelling the droppings and the snuff relegatio. Exile; judicial banishment.

Of wasting candles, which in thirty year, According to the civil law, the 'extraordinary pu

Relickly kept, perhaps buys wedding cheer. Donne. nishment of adultery was deportation or relegation.

What needs my Shakespeare for bis honoured dyliffe.

bones, RELENT, v. n. & v.a.?

The labour of an age in piled stones ?
Fr. ralentir.


Or that his hallowed reliques should be hid RELENTLESS, adj.

Millon. rigid or hard; melt; as a verb neuter, to Nor death itself can wholly wash their stains, slacken; remit; mollify, but rarely used : the But long contracted filth even in the soul remains ; adjective corresponds with the verb active. The relicks of inveterate vice they wear, I have marked in you a relenting truly, and a

And spots of sin.

Dryden's Æneis. slacking of the main career, you had so notably be

This church is very rich in relicks ; among the rest, gun, and almost performed.


they show a fragment of Thomas à Becket, as indeed Apace he shot, and yet he fled

there are very few treasuries of relicks in Italy that

арасе, And oftentimes he would relent his pace,

have not a tooth or a bone of this saint. That him his foe more fiercely should pursue.

Addison on Italy.

Shall our relicks second birth receive ?
Can you behold

Sleep we to wake, and only die to live? Prior. My tears, and not once relent?

Thy relicks, Rowe, to this fair shrine we trust, Shukspeare. Henry VI.

And sacred place by Dryden's awful dust; In some houses, sweetmeats will relent more than Beneath a rude and nameless stone he lies, in others.

Bacon. .

To which thy tomb shall guide enquiring eyes. Crows seem to call upon rain, which is but the

Pope. comfort they seem to receive in the relenting of the Relics, in the Romish church, the remains air.

Id. of the bodies or clothes of saints or martyrs, The workmen let glass cool by degrees in such re and the instruments by which they were put to lentings of fire, as they call their pealing heats, lest death, devoutly preserved, in honor of their meit should shiver in pieces by a violent succeeding of mory: revered, and carried in procession. The air.

Digby on Bodies. Undoubtedly he will relent and turn

respect which was due to the martyrs and teachers From bis displeasure.


of the Christian faith in a few ages increased Only in destroying, I find ease

almost to adoration. Relics, therefore, were, and To my relentless thoughts. ld. Paradise Lost. still are preserved on the altars of the Romanists

Salt of tartar brought to fusion, and placed in a whereon mass is celebrated. The city of Cocellar, will in a few minutes begin to relent, and logne was famous for its relics. Many precious have its surface softened by the imbibed moisture of relics were also discovered and exposed to ridi

} soften ; grow less

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