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Henceforth my wooing mind shall be exprest, others; but as no mention is made of these In russet yeas and honest kersy noes.

cepts in Scripture, or in the writings of Jorio My name's Macbeth. -The Devil himself could not pronounce a title

or Philo, and as none of the ancient faire More hateful to mine ear.

knew any thing of them, they appear to be

rious. - No, nor more fearful.

Id. I think it would not sort amiss, to handle the 28° of N. lat. in the mountains, and so perfect

NOACOTE, a district of Nepaul, in at: question, whether a war for the propagation of the Christian faith, without another cause of hostility, sheltered from the north winds as to be su be lawful or no, and in what cases ?

Bacon. warmer than the other parts of Nepaul. It No not the bow which so adorns the skies, duces a great quantity of sugar, and the frub: So glorious is, or boasts so many dyes. Waller. the more southern provinces. The village 2 Never more

encompassed with stone walls. This hand shall combat on the crooked shore: Noacote, the capital of the above-mentere No ; let the Grecian powers, opprest in fight, district, though not of great extent, contains a Unpityed perish in their tyrant's sight.

of the largest and best looking houses in Near

Dryden's Homer. In vain I reach my feeble hands to join

and a celebrated Hindoo temple, dedicata In sweet embraces ; 'ah! no longer thine.

Bhavany. Its situation commands the only Dryden.

trance in this quarter from Thibet. Longer No one who doeth good to those only from whom 30° E., lat. 27° 43' N. he expects to receive good, can ever be fully sa'isfied NOAli, or Noe, the son of Lamech, a 2 of his own sincerity.

Smalridge. tenth fron: Adam, was born A. M. 1056. A& If you will not consider these things now, the the general corruption into which all manke: time will shortly come when you shall consider them were fallen at this tine, Noah alone, with his 3 whether you will or no. Calamy's Sermons. mily, were found worthy of being preserved

Woman and fool are two hard things to hit, total destruction by the deluge : A. M. Já For true no meaning puzzles more than wit. Pope. No wit to flatter left of all his store,

See Ark and DeLUGE ; alsn Gen. vi.-viii. b No fool to laugh at, which he valued more. Id.

cursed Canaan, probably because he was 23 Some dire misfortune to portend,

ner in his father Han's crime of disrespect, at No enemy can match a friend. Swift.

the Canaanites his descendants were after the o Poor Edwin was no vulgar boy. Beattie. be rooted out by the Israelites. The rabes Discourse may want an animated— No,

indeed bave a tradition that it was Canaan To brush the surface, and to make it flow; first saw his father in the disgraceful states But still remember, if yɔu mean to please, tioned, and ran and informed his father Ha To press your point with modesty and ease. Noah added, Let the Lord, the God of Shen be

Cowper. blessed, and let Canaan be the servant ca Sher No, in ancient geography, or No-Ammon, a And he was so in effect, in the Canaanites a considerable city of Egypt, mentioned by Jere- dued by the Hebrews. miah, Ezekiel

, and Nahum, thought to be named God extend the possession of Japheth; bet ka from an idol analogous to Jupiter Ammon. The pheth dwell in the tents of Shem, and let (asen Septuagint translate the name in Ezekiel, Dios- be his servant.

This prophecy had jis atspolis

, the city of Jupiter. Bochart takes it to plishment when the Grecians, and afterwards be Thebes of Egypt; which, according to Strabo the Romans, descendants of Japheth, mais and Ptolemy, was called 'Diaspolis. Jerome, conquest of Asia, which was the portion of after the Chaldee paraphrast Jonathan, supposes Shem. Noah lived after the deluge 350 per it to be Alexandria, named by way of anticipa- and, the whole time of his life having been i tion; or au ancient city of that naine is supposed years, he died, A. M. 2006. According to to have stood on the spot where Alexandria was

common opinion, he divided the whole wat built.

among his three sons, in order to re-people i NOACHIDÆ, a name given by the rabbins To Shem he gave Asia, to Ham Africa

, and ? to all mankind who are not of the chosen race of Japheth Europe. Some say that he had seen Abraham. The rabbins pretend that God gave others. The spurious Berosus gives him that Noah and his sons certain general precepts

, called Titans, from their mother Titæa. The which contain the natural rights common to ali pretend that the Teutons, or Germans are derno men, and the observation of which alone will be from a son of Noah called Tuiscon. Methodis sufficient to save them. After the law of Moses, also mentions Jonithus or Ionicus, a presente the Hebrews would not suffer any stranger to

son of Noah. St. Peter calls Noah a preastere dwell in their country, unless he would conform righteousness (2 Ep. ii. 5), because before the to the precepts of the Noaohidæ. These pre- deluge he was incessantly preaching and decir cepts are seven :-The 1st enjoins obedience to ing to men, not only by his discourses, bet ir judges, magistrates, and princes. The 2d prohi- his unblameable life, and by the building of the hits idolatry, superstition, and sacrilege. The ark, in which he was employed 120 years in 3d forhids cursing, blasphemy, and perjury. the wrath of God was ready to pour upon The 4th prohibits all incestuous and unlawful But his preaching had no effect (Matt. Sie werd conjunctions, as sodomy, bestiality, and crimes Several learned men have observed that the best against nature. The 5th forbids murder, wounds

, thens confounded Saturn, Deucalion, opening and mutilations. The 6th prohibits theft, cheat. Cælus or Ouranus, Janus, Proteus, Prometheus of an animal still alive, as was practised by some pagans. To those the rabbins have added some lion and his wife Pyrrha is manifestly invented

Noriah by the Gnostics ; and the fable of Deuca

Lastly, Noah sad. Le


Sida y.

from the history of Noah. And Bryant has doned, in consequence of a papal mandate issued shown, in his System of Mythology, strong in 1744, by Benedict XIV., who declared his traces of the history of Noah and the general de- disapprobation of the artifices that had been luge to exist in the fabulous history of most used in the conversion of the Indians. ancient nations.

NOBIL'ITATE, v. a. Lat. nobilito, nobiNOAILLES (Louis Antoine de), a French NOBIL'ITY, n. S.

litus. To make of prelate of the last century, was the second son of No'ble, adj. & n. s. higher superior rank: Anne, duc de Noailles, from whom he innerited NoʻblemAN,

nobility is high rank; the dukedom of St. Cloud, with the signory of NoʻBLENESS,

dignity; grandeur; Aubrach. A devotional turn of mind, and a NoʻBLESS,

aristocracy; in Engpassion for literature, induced him to enter the No'bly, ado.

land it includes the church at an early age, and in his twenty-fifth five ranks of duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron: year he had become a doctor of the Sorbonne. noble is high in rank or character; illustrious ; At length he became archbishop of Paris, and great; worthy; generous; frank: it is also primate of France. In 1700 he was promoted 10 sometimes used for principal or capital: a noble the purple. He strongly opposed the famous or nobleman is one of high rank : the former bull Unigenitus, respecting Quesnel's work on the also signifies a coin, once common in England, New Testament, so that not only did bis popu- worth 6s. 8d. : uobleness and nobility follow the larity decline, but a sentence of banishment was senses of noble: nobless is a foolish and obsoissued against him, through the influence of Tellier lete Gallicism (Fr. noblesse), used as synonymous and the Jesuitical party. His disgrace, however, with nobility and nobleness. was but of short duration. His death took place Upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid at Paris, May 4th, 1729. He was noted for his no: his hand. strict impartiality between the contending church Thus this man died, leaving his death for an exfactions of bis day, and for his close attention to ample of a noble courage, and a memorial of virtue. the lives and manners of the French clergy,

2 Mac, vi. 31. which he much improved.

But ah, my muse, I would thou had'st facility NOANAGUR, a stony district of Hindostan, To work my goddess so by thy invention, province of Gujerat, on the south side of the

On me to cast thine eyes where shine nobility. Gulf of Cutch. It produces sugar-cane, and

Fair branch of nobless, Aower of chivalry, good crops of grain and cotton. The inhabitants That which your worth the world amazed make. are Hindoos, and their chief retains the title of

Spenser. Jam. The capital of this name, situated on the

Many fair promotions river Nagne, is defended by a stone wall, with Are daily given to ennoble those round towers and a ditch. The inhabitants ma- That scarce, some two days since, were worth a noble. Dufacture very beautiful cloths, for the dyeing of

Shakspeare. which the Nagne is supposed by the natives to How many nobles then should hold their places, possess some peculiarly favorable qualities. The That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort ! chief is independent, and coins, in his own name, that were the slaves of drink and thralls of sleep?

Did he not straight the two delinquents tear, a stall silver coin called corec, equal in value to

Was not that nobly done?

Id. Macbeth. one-third of the Surat rupee. In 1808 he en

If I blush, tered into a treaty with the British, by which he

It is to see a noblemon want manners. Shakspeare. chiefly engaged that his subjects should refrain

True nobleness would from piracy

Learn him forbearance from so foul a wrong. Id. NOB, a sacerdotal city of the tribe of Benjamin

It is a purposed thing, or Ephraim. St. Jerome says that in his time it To curb the will of the nobility. was entirely destroyer', and that the ruins of it

Id. Coriolanus. might be seen near Diospolis. The destruction Base men, being in love, have then a nobility in of this city, and the barbarous massacre of its in- their natures more than is native to them. babitants, by Saul's order, are recorded in 1 Sam.

Shakspeare. xxi. xxii. See also ABIMELECH and Doro.

Let us haste to hear it,

And call the nobles to the audience. NORILI (Robert de), an Italian Jesuit, and one of the Indian missionaries, who, in the be

He coined nobles, of noble, fair, and fine gold.

Camdon. ginning of the seventeenth century, to secure success to his mission, assumed the title and ap- amounting to forty pounds or more, a noble, that is

Upon every writ procured for debt or damage, pearance of a Bramin and at length persuaded six shillings and eight-fence, is, and usually hath the credulous people that he was in reality a been, paid to fine.

Bacon. member of that order. He forged a deed in the What the nobles once said in parliament, Volumus ancient Indian characters, showing that the Bra- leges Angliæ mutari, is imprinted in the hearts of all mins of Rome were older than those of India, the people. and that the Jesuits of Rome descended in a Thou whose nobleness keeps one stature still, direct line from the god Brama. He farther

And one true posture, though besieged with ill. declared on oath that he derived his origin from this Indian deity. By this imposture he prose

In the court of our Henry the Eighth, a certain lyted twelve eminent Bramins, whose influence great peer could say, it was enough for roblemen's

sons to wind their horn, and carry their hawk fair ; proved very favorable to his mission. After his that study was for the children of a meaner rank. death, the Portuguese Jesuits carried on the im

Bp. Hall. posture with very considerable success. These He that does as well in private between God and missions, however, were suspended and aban- his own soul, as in public, hath given himself a tes




Ben Jonson.

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timony that his purposes are full of honesty, noble- That no rude savour maritime invade the more ness, and integrity. Taylor. Of nice nobility!

Ceny This fate lie could have scaped, but would not lose

The nobility and gentry were taught theoretica Honour for life; but rather nobly ciose Death from their fears, than safety from his own.

as well as practically to bruise the bodies, and by

use a technical term) darken the day-lights di cui Denham.

other, with the vigour of a Hercules tempered to The nobles amongst the Romans took care in their che grace of an Apollo.

Caating . last wills, that they might have a lamp in their monuments.

Wilkins. Nobility, in the common acceptation of the To vice industrious, but to nobler deeds word, means that quality or dignity which fare Tim'rous.

Milton. ' a man above the rank of a peasant or a 690 A noble stroke he lifted high,

It is an opinion not uncommon, and a Which hung not, but with tempest fell. Id.

least plausible, that the nobility of a well fastGreatness of mind, and nobleness their seat

lated state is the best security against monarcas Build in her loveliest. Id. Paradise Lost. There is not only a congruity herein between the despotism or lawless usurpation on the one hand

, nobleness of the faculty and the object, but also the and the confusion of democratic insolence og tz faculty is enriched and advanced by the worth of the other. Self-interest is the most poweriul porteobject.

Hale. ple in the human breast; and it is obrious. the The lessons teaching it (content) may as well interest of such men to preserve that balates suit the rich and noble as the poor and the peasant. power in society upon which the very existe:

Barrow. of their order depends.
From virtue first began

The origin of nobility in Europe is by ste
The difførence that distinguished man from man : referred to the Goths; who, after they had 03
He claimed no title from descent of blood,
But that which made him noble made him good.

ed a part of Europe, rewarded their capkan Dryden.

with titles of honor, to distinguish them from do Only a second laurel did adorn

common people. We shall only in this place His colleague Catulus, though nobly born :

consider the manner in which in our own cu He shared the pride of the triurophal bay,

try they may be created, and the incident é But Marius won the glory of the day. Id. tending them. 1. The right of peerage seems a

I know no reason that we should give that advan- have been originally territorial ; that is, aonerei tage to the commonalty of England to be foremost to lands, honors, castles, manors, and the lx; in brave actions which the nobless of France would the proprietors and possessors of which wer never suffer in their peasants.

right of those estates) allowed to be peers of the You have not only been careful of my fortune, realm, and were summoned to parliameti bo# which was the effect of your nobleness, but you have suit and service to their sovereign : and, when the been solicitous of my reputation, which is that of land was alienated, the

dignity passed with it as your kindness.

Id. The nobleman is he whose noble mind

appendant. Thus, in England, the bishops stil Is filled with inborn worth. Id. Wife of Bath.

sit in the house of lords in right of successzon to Long galleries of ancestors

certain ancient baronies annexed, or supposed to Challenge, nor wonder, or esteem from me, be annexed, to their episcopal lands; and thus • Virtue alone is true nobility.'

Id. in 11 Henry VI. the possession of the cache of Those two great things that so engross the desires Arundel was adjudged to confer an earldom on and designs of both the nobler and ignobler sort of its possessor. But afterwards, when alleaat:32 mankind, are to be found in religion ; namely, wis- grew to be frequent, the dignity of peer ze was dom and pleasure.

South. confined to the lineage of the party ernobiel There could not have been a more magnificent and, instead of territorial, became personal

. design than that of Trajan's pillar. Where could tual proof of a tenure by barony becaine no le an emperor's ashes have been so nobly lodged as in ger necessary to constitute a lord of parliament the midst of his metropolis, and on the top of so ex- but the record of the writ of summons to bio * alted a monument ?

Addison on Italy.
Estates are now almost as frequently made over by of the tenure.

his ancestors was admitted as a sufficient evidenza whist and hazard as by deeds and settlements : and

Peers of Great Britain et the chariots of many of our nobility may be said (like Blackstone) are now created either by writer by Basset's in the play) to roll upon the four aces.

patent: for those who claim by prescriptica Connoisseur. must suppose

either a writ or patent made to a See all our nobles begging to be slaves, ancestors; though by length of time it is ust See all our fools aspiring to be knaves. Pope. The creation by writ, or the king's letter

, is a The second natural division of power is of such

summons to attend the house of peers

, by the men who have acquired large possessions, and conse- style and title of that barony which the kin: s quently dependencies; or descend from ancestors pleased to conter: that by patent is a royal Frame who have left them great inheritances, together with to a subject of any dignity and degree of peenaze thoughts and opinions. Thus commences a great but a man is not ennobled thereby, unless the se an hereditary authority: these easily unite in The creation by writ is the more ancient sa council or senate of nobles, for the weighty affairs of tually take his seat in the house of lords

; and Men should press forward in Fame's glorious two waits of summons, and sitting in two disert

chace, Nobles look backward, and so lose the race. Young.

parliaments, to evidence an hereditary barony A correspondence fixed wi' Heaven

and therefore the most usual

, because the surse Is sure a noble anchor !


way, is to grant the dignity by patent, which erStrew the deck dures to a man and his heirs according to the With lavender, and sprinkle liquid sweets, limitations thereof, though he never himself makes


use of it. Yet it is frequent to call up the eldest that in judicio non creditur nisi juratus. The son of a peer to the house of lords by writ of honor of peers is however so highly tendered by summons, in the name of his father's barony: the law that it is much more penal to spread because in that case there is no danger of his false reports of them, and certain other great offichildrens' losing the nobility in case he never take cers of the realm, than of other men; scandal his seat; for they will succeed to their grandfa- against them being called by the peculiar name ther. Creation by writ has also one advantage of scandalum magnatum, and subjected to a peover that by patent; for a person created by culiar punishment by divers ancient statutes. A writ holds the dignity to him and his heirs, with- peer cannot lose his nobility but by death or atout any words to that purpose in the writ; buť tainder; though there was an instance, in the in letters patent there must be words to direct reign of Edward IV., of the degradation of George the inheritance, else the dignity endures only to Neville duke of Bedford by act of parliament, on the grantee for life. For a man or woman may account of his poverty, which rendered him unbe created noble for their own lives, and the dig- able to support his dignity. But this is a singunity not descend to their heirs at all, or descend lar instance, which serves at the same time, by only to some particular heirs: as where a peer- having happened, to show the power of parliaage is limited to a man and the heirs male of his ment; and, by having happened but once, to body by Elizabeth his present lady, and not to show how tender the parliament hath been in such heirs by any former or future wife. 2. Let exerting so high a power. It hath been said inus next take a view of a few of the principal in- deed, that if a baron wastes his estate, so that he cidents attending the nobility,-exclusive of their is not able to support the degree, the king may capacity as members of parliament, and as here- degrade him : but it is expressly held by later ditary counsellors of the crown, for both which authorities that a peer cannot be degraded but we refer to the article ParliAMENT. And first by act of parliament. we must observe, that in criminal cases a noble- NOBILITY, Scottish. The earl of Buchan, in man shall be tried by his peers. The great are his Introduction to the Life of Fletcher, speaks in always obnoxious to popular envy: were they very strong terms of the power of the ancient to be judged by the people they might be in Scottish nobility. The king and the slaves,' danger from the prejudice of their judges; and says he, “were, in fact, the only people, and the would moreover be deprived of the privilege of nobility was the prince. The king therefore, the ineanest subjects, that of being tried by their with the slaves, assumed the station of the peoequals, which is secured to all the realm by ple, and crushed more or less in different ages magna charta, c. 29. It is said that this does the prince, combined and composed of the great not extend to bishops; who though they are proprietors of the soil.'—The nobility of Scotlords of parliament, and sit there by virtue of land were the earls and lords of regality. Scottheir baronies which held jure ecclesiæ, yet are land never knew such an order of men as lords not ennobled by blood, and consequently not of parliament. The earls had no right to sit in peers with the nobility. As to peeresses, no pro- the parliament, but by their lands; but being vision was made for their trial when accused of chief magistrates and judges in their counties, treason or felony, till after Eleanor duchess of with regal powers, these, with their territorial Gloucester, wife to the lord protector, had been advantages springing from the feudal system, accused of treason, and found guilty of witchcraft, rendered them truly formidable both to the king in an ecclesiastical synod, through the intrigues and to the commonwealth. James I. saw the of cardinal Beaufort. This very extraordinary advantages reaped in England by the crown, in trial gave occasion to a special statute, 20 Hen. consequence of the formation of a peers' house of VI. cap. 9, which enacts that peeresses, either parliament and the power of calling up great in their own right or by marriage, shall be tried commoners by writ of summons to that house of before the same judicature as peers of the realm. parliament, and wished to adopt so crafty an If a woman, noble in her own right, marries a example. On the trial of Murdock, duke of commoner, she still remains noble, and shall be Albany, he established a precedent for what were tried by her peers: but, if she be only noble by called barons of Baron-rent to be called lords marriage, then by a second marriage with a com- and nobles, and to sit with precedence in the moner she loses her dignity; for as by marriage parliament by royal charter of lands, erecting esit is gained, by marriage it is also lost. Yet if tates into earldoms or baronies, unconnected with a duchess-dowager marries a baron, she continues the ancient earldoms or county palatines of the a duchess still; for all the nobility are pares, kingdom; and then by the election of certain and therefore it is no degradation. A peer or members of parliament for preparing the laws or peeress (either in her own right or by marriage) acts, who were called lords of the articles, chosen cannot be arrested in civil cases : and they have from the earls, barons of baron-rent, and the also many peculiar privileges annexed to their great officers of the state, he contrived to quash peerage in the course of judicial proceedings. A or prevent motions that were adverse to the inpeer sitting in judgment gives not his verdict terest of the crown.' upon oath, like an ordinary juryman, but upon A Noble is a person who has a privilege his honor; he answers also to bills in chancery which raises him above a commoner, or peasant, upon his honor, and not upon his oath : but when either by birth, by office, or by patent from his he is examined as a witness, either in civil or prince. The original word nobilis is formed of criminal cases, he must be sworn; for the respect the ancient noscibilis, distinguishable, or remarkwhich the law shows to the honor of a peer does able. In England the word noble is of a narnot extend so far as to overturn a settled maxim rower import than in other countries; being confined to persons above the degree of knights; extended and embellished: hence the present whereas abroad, it comprehends not only knights, town, instead of being surrounded with ramparts, but gentlemen. The nobles of England are also presents to the eye scattered groups of houses, called pares regni, as being nobilitate pares, intermingled with trees. It is the see of a bishop, though gradu impares. Nobles, among the an- and gave birth to the celebrated painter Solicient Greeks, were called Evqatpal, as descend- mena. Population about 6800. T wenty miles ed from those heroic ancestors so famous in E. S. E. of Naples. history. Such were the Praxiergidæ, Etrobuti- NOCK, n. s. & v. a. Teut. nocke ; Swed. dæ, Alemæonidæ, &c., all of whom had many nok; Ital. nocchia. A notch, nick, or slit; a privileges annexed to their quality; amongst notch : the anus; to place on a notch. which this was one, that they wore grasshoppers

Then tooke he up his bow in their hair as a badge of nobility. Nobles, And nocked his shaft, the ground whence all their among the ancient Romans, were such as had the future griefe did grow.

Chapman. jus imaginum, or the right of using the pictures

When the date of nock was out, or statues of their ancestors; a right which was Off dropt the sympathetick snout. Hudibras. allowed only to those whose ancestors had borne NOCTAM’BULO, f. s. ) Lat. nor and some curule office, that is, had been curule, Noctid'sal, adj. | ambulo ; noctis and ædile, censor, prætor, or consul. For a long Noctif'EROUS.

dies; Fr. nocturn; time none but the Patricii were the nobles, be- Noc'TUARY, 1. s.

Lat. nocturnus. cause no person but of that superior rank could


One who walks by bear any curule office; hence in Livy, Sallust, Noctur'nal, adj. & n. s. ) night or in sleep: &c., nobilitas is used to signify the Patrician or- noctidial is comprising a day and a night: Ducder, and so opposed to plebs. To make the true tiferous, bringing night: noctuary, an accoudi meaning of nobilis still inore clear, let it be ob- of transactions or occurrences in the night: nocserved that the Roman people were divided into turn, a nightly office of devotion: nocturcal, nobiles, novi, and ignobiles. Nobiles were they nightly; and an instrument whereby nightly obwho had the pictures, &c., of their ancestors; servations are made. novi were such as had only their own; ignobiles were such as had neither. See Jus. The Rothe solar year, are natural and universal ;

The noctidial day, the lunar periodic month, and

but incomman nobility, by way of distinction, wore a half

mensurate each to another, and difficult to be recormoon upon their shoes, especially those of Patri- ciled.

Holder. cian rank.

The reliques being conveniently placed before the The Noble was anciently a coin struck in the church door, the vigils are to be celebrated that night reign of Edward III. and then called the penny before them, and the nocturn and the mattins for the of gold; but afterwards a rose noble, from its honour of the saints whose the reliques are. being stamped with a rose.

Stilling fleet NO‘BODY, n. s. No and body. No one;

From gilded roofs depending lamps display not any one.

Nocturnal beams, that emulate the day. Druden.

I beg leave to make you a present of a dream, This is the tune of our catch played by the picture which may serve to lull your readers till such time of nobody.

Shakspeare. Tempest.

as you yourself shall gratify the public with any of It fell to Coke's turn, for whom nobody cared, to

your nocturnal discoveries.

Addison, be made the sacrifice; for he was out of his office.


I have got a parcel of visions and other miscelIf in company you offer something for a jest, and lanies in my noctuary, which I shall send to enrich nobod y seconds you on your own laughter, you may your paper. condemn their taste, and appeal to better judgments; Respiration being carried on in sleep, is no argubut in the mean time you make a very indifferent ment against its being voluntary. What shall we figure.

Swift's Miscellanies. say of noctambulos ? There are voluntary motions NOʻCENT, adj. Lat. nocens. Guilty; cri- carried on without thought, to avoid pain.

Arbuthnot. minal. Not used.

That projection of the stars which includes all The earl of Devonshire being interested in the the stars of our horizon, and therefore reaches to the blood of York, that was rather feared than nocent; thirty-eighth degree and a half of southern latitude, yet, as one that might be the object of others plots, though its centre is the north pole, gives us a better remained prisoner in the tower during the king's life. view of the heavenly bodies as they appear every

Bucon's Henry VII.

night to us; and it may serve for a nocturnal, and His head, well-stored with subtle wile :

shew the true hour of the night.

Watls. Nor yet in horrid shade, or dismal den, Nor nocent yet ; but on the grassy herb,

NocTAMBULOS, NocTAMBULI, SOMNAMBULI, Fearless unfeared he slept. Milton's Paradise Lost.

or night-walkers. Schenkins, Horastius, ClauThe warm limbeck draws

derus, and Hildanus, who have written on sleep, Salubrious waters from the nocent brood. give us various unhappy histories of noctambuli

. Philips. When the disease is moderate the persons afThey meditate whether the virtues of the one will fected with it only repeat the actions of the day exalt or diminish the force of the other, or correct on getting out of bed, and go quietly to the any of its nocent qualities. Watts on the Mind.

places they frequented at other times; but those NOCERA DELLA Pagani, an old town of who have it in the most violent degree go up to Naples, in the Principato Citra, on the Sarno. dangerous places, and perform actions that would After its destructi by Roger of Normandy, terrify them to think of when they are awake. the eleventh century, the inhabitants occupied These are by some called lunatic night-walkers, the surrounding villages, which they gradually because fits are observed to return with the most


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