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Wiseman's Surgery A'THEISM. n. s. [from atheist. It is only ATHI’rst. adv. (from a and 'thirst.]

of two syllables in poetry.] The disbe Thirsty ; in want of drink. lief of a God.

With scanty measure then supply their food; God never wrought miracles to convince

And, when aibirst, restrain 'em from the flood.

Dryden. atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.


ATHLE'TICK. adj. [from athleta, Lat. It is the common interest of mankind, to pu

à Fantnis, a wrestler.] nish all those who would seduce men to atheism. 1. Belonging to wrestling.

Tillotson, 2. Strong of body; vigorous ; lusty; A'THEIST. n. s. ["F:0, without God.]

robust. One that denies the existence of God. Seldom shall one see in rich families that

To these that sober race of men, whose lives athletick soundness and vigour of constitution, Religious titled them the sons of God,

which is seen in cottages, where nature is cook, Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame, and necessity caterer.

Souto. Ignobly! to the trains, and to the smiles,

Science distinguishes a man of honour from Of these fair atbeisis.

Milton. one of those atbletick brutes, whom undeservedly Though he were really a speculative atheist, we call heroes.

Dryden. yet, if he would but proceed rationally, he could ATHWA’RT. prep. (from a and thwart.] not howevir be a practical atheist, nor live with

1. Across; transverse to any thing: out God in this world.

Atheist, use thine eyes,

Themistocles made Xerxes post out of Grecia, And, having view'd the order of the skies,

by giving out a purpose to break his bridge

aibwart the Hellespont. Bacon's Essays . Think, if thou canst, that matter, blindly hurl'd

Exécrable shape! Without a guide, should frame this wond'rous

That dar’st, though grim and terrible, advance world.

Creech. No atheist, as such, can be a true friend, an

Thy miscreated front ethwart my way. P. Lost, affectionate relation, or a loyal subject. Bentley.

2. Through: this is not proper.

Now, athwart the terrors that thy vow A'THEIST. adj. [from the noun.] Atheis

Has planted round thee, thou appear'st more tical ; denying God.


Addison. Nor stood uninindful Abdiel to annoy ATHWA'RT, adv. à tort. The atheist crew.

Milton, ATHEI'STICAL. adj. [from atheist.]

1. In a manner vexatious and perplexing; ATHEISTICK. 5 Given to atheisın;im


All athwart there came pious.

A post from Wales, loaden with heavy news. Men are atbeisfical, because they are first vi

$bakspeare. cious; and question the truth of christianity, because they hate the practice.


2. Wrong : à travers. This argument demonstrated the existence of

The baby beats the nurse, and quite atburart

Goes all decorum, a deity, and convinced all atheistick gainsayers.

Sbakspeare, Ray on the Creation. ATI'LT, adv. [from a and tilt.] ATHEISTICALLY.adv. [fromatheistical.] 1. In the manner of a tilter ; with the action In an atheistical manner.

of a man making a thrustat anantagonist. Is it not enormous, that a divine, hearing a

in the city Tours great sinner talk atheistically, and scoff profanely

Thou ran'st atilt, in honour of my love, at religion, should, instead of vindicating the And stol'st away the ladies hearts from France. truth, tacitly approve the scoffer? South.

Sbakspears I entreat such as are atheistically inclined, to

To run atilt at men, and wield consider these things.

Tillotson. Their naked tools in open field. Hudibras. ATHEISTICALNESS.n.s.[fromatheistical.] 2. In the posture of a barrel raised or tilted The quality of being atheistical.

behind, to make it run out. Lord, purge out of all hearts profaneness and Such a man is always atilt; his favours come etbeisticalness. Hammond's Fundamentals. hardly from him.

Spectalur. A'THEL,ATHELING,ADEL,andÆTHEL, A'T LAS. 11. s. from adel, noble, Germ. So Ethelred,

1. A collection of maps; so called probably is noble for counsel; Æthelard, a noble from a picture of Atlas supporting the genius ; Æthelbert, eminently noble ; heavens, prefixed to some collection.

Ætheiward, a noble protector. Gibson. 2. A large square folio; so called from A'THEOUS. adj. [dfig.] Atheistick;

those folios, which, containing maps, godless.

were made large and square. Thy Father, who is holy, wise, and pure, 3. Sometimes the supporters of a building. Suffers the hypocrite, or atbeous priest, 4. A rich kind of silk or stuff made for To tread his sacred courts.

Par. Reg.

women's clothes. ATHERO'MA. n. s. [Tipwpere, from intere,

1 have the conveniency of buying Dutch pap or pulse.] A species of wen, which

atlasses with gold and silver, or without. Spectator. neither causes pain, discolours the skin, A'TMOSPHERE.n. s. [u'ipot, vapour, and nor yields easily to the touch. If the matter forming them resembles milk

ovaizd, a sphere.] eurds, the tumour is called atheroma; if it be

The exteriour part of this our habitable world like honey, meliceris; and if composed of fat,

is the air, or atmosphere; a light, thin, fluid, or or a suety substance, steatoma.


springy body, that encompasses the solid earth on all sides:

Lack ATHERO'MATOUS. adj. [from atheroma.] Immense the whole excited atmosphere Having the qualities of an atheroma,

Impeluous rushes o'er the sounding world. or curdy wen.


TMOSPHERICAL. adj. [from atmo to be their judge, to atene and take up their

Drumma sphere.] Consisting of the atmosphere;

quarrels, but himseif. belonging to the atmosphere.

2. To expiate; to answer for. We did not mention the weight of the in

Soon should yon boasters cease their haughty

cumbent atmospherical cylinder, as a part of the
weight resisted.

Or each atone his guilty love with life. '

Pope. A’TOM. n. s. (atomus,]

AT Y'NEVIENT. 1. s. (from atone.] 1. Such a small particle as cannot be phy

1. Agreement; concord.

He seeks to make atunement sically divided : and these are the first'

Between the duke of Glo'ster and your brothers. rudiments, or the component parts, of

Sbakspears. all bodies.


2. Expiation"; expiatory equivalent : Innumerable minute bodies are called atoms,

with for because, by reason of their perfect solidity, they

And the Levices were purified, and Aaron were really indivisible.

Ray. See plastick nature working to this end,

made an atonement for them to cleanse them. The single atoms each to other tend,

Numbers. Attract, attracted to, the next in place

Surely it is not a sufficient atonement for the

writers, that they profess loyalty to the governForm'd and impell’d its neighbour to embrace.


ment, and sprinkle some arguments in favour of 2. Any thing extremely small.

the dissenters, and, under the shelter of popular

politicks and religion, undermine the foundaIt is as easy to count atoms, as co resolve the

tions of all piety and virtue.

Swift. propositions of a lover.

Sbakspeare. Ato'p. adv. [from a and top.] On' the ATO'MICAL. adj. [from atom.]

top ; at the top. 1. Consisting of atoms.

Atop whereof, but far more rich, appear'd Vitrified and pellucid bodies are clearer in

The work as of a kingly palace-gate. Par. Lost. their continuities than in powders and atomical

What is extracted by water from coffee is the divisions. Brown's Vulgar Errours,

oil, which often swims atop of the decoction. 4. Relating to atoms.

Arhuthnot on Aliments. Vacuum is another principal doctrine of the ATRABILARIAN, 1 adj.(from airabilis, atomical philosophy.

Bentley's Sermons.

ATRABILA'RIOUS. S black choler.] MeA'TOMIST. 1. s. (from atom.] One that

lancholy ; replete with black choler. holds the atomical philosophy, or doc

The blood, deprived of its die proportion of trine of atoms.

serum, or finer and more volatile parts, is atraThe atomists, who define motion to be a bilarious ; whereby it is rendered gross, black, passage from one place to another, what do they

unctuous, and earthy.

Quincy. more than put one synonymous word for an From this black adust state of the blood, they other?

are atrabilarious.

Arbuthnot on Air. Now can judicious atomists conceive,

The atrabilarian constitution, or a black, vise Chance to the sun could his just impulse give ? cous, pitchy consistence of the Huids, makes all


secretions difficult and sparing. Arbuthnot. ATOMY. n. s. n. s. An obsolete word for atom.

ATRABILA'RIOUSNESS, n. s. [from atraDrawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses, as they be asleep. Shak.

bilarious.] The state of being melanTO ATOʻNE. v. n. [from at one, as the choly; repletion with melancholy.

etymologists remark, to be at one, is the ATRAME'NTAL. | adj. [from atramena same as to be in concord. This deriva. ATRAME'NTOUS. S tum, ink, Lat.] Inkyo; tion is much confirmed by the following

black. passage of Shakspeare, and appears to If we enquire in what part of vitriol this atrabe the sense still retained in Scotland.]

inental and denigrating condition lodgeth, it

will seem especially to lie in the more fixed salt 1. To agree ; to accord.


Brown's Vulgar Errouts. He and Aufidius can no more atone,

I am not satisfied, that those black and atraThan violentest contrariety. Shakspeare. mentous spots, which seem to represent them, 2. To stand as an equivalent for some are ocular.

Brown. thing; and particularly used of expia- ATRO'CIOUS. adj. [atrox, Lat.] Wicktory sacrifices, with the particle for ed in a high degree; enormous ; hora before the thing for which something ribly criminal. else is given.

An advocate is necessary, and therefore auFrom a mean stock the pious Decii came; dience ought not to be denied him in defending Yet such their virtues, that their loss alone causes, unless it be an atrocious offence. Ayliffe. For Rome and all our legions did atone. Dryd. ATROCIOUSLY.adv. [from atrocious. In

The good intention of a man of weight and an atrocious manner; with great wicks worth, or a real friend, seldom ctoses for the

edness. Dreasiness produced by his grave representation. ATROCIOUSNESS. n. s. [from atrocious.]

Locks, Let thy sublime meridian course

The quality of being enormously criFor Mary's setting rays alone :

ininal. Our lustre, with redoubled force,

ATROCITY. n. s. (atrocitas, Lat.] Horllust now proceed from thee alone. Prior.

rible wickedness; excess of wickedness. His virgin sword Ægysthus' veins imhrued; I never recal it to mind, without a deep ascoThe murd'rer fell, and blood aton'djur blood.

nishment of the very horrour and atrocity of the Pope. fact in a christian court.

Wotton. To ATO'NE. v. a.

They desired justice might be done upon 1. To reduce to concord.

'offenders, as the atrocity of their crimes deserved. If any contention arose, he knew none fitter

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A'TROPHY. n. s. [ãopopia.] Want of nou I own't was wrong, when thousands call'd mit rishment; a disease in which what is

back, taken at the mouth cannot contribute ATTA'cker. n. s. [froin attack.] The

To make that hopeless, ill-advis'd attack. Young: to the support of the body. Pining atrophy,

person that attacks. Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestiler.ce. Milt. T. ATTAIN. v. a. (atteindre, Fr. atti

The mouths of the lacteals may be shut up by a viscid mucus, in which case the chyle passeth

neo, Lat.) by stool, and the person falleth into an atrophy.

1. To gain; to procure ; to obtain.

Is he wise who hopes to attain the end withArbutbrot on Aliments. TO ATTA'CH. v. a. [attacher, Fr.)

out the means, nay, by means that are quite contrary to it?

Tillotson. 1. To arrest; to take or apprehend by All the nobility here could not attain the same commandment or writ. Cowell, favour as Wood did.

Swifi. Eftsoons the guards, which on his state did 2. To overtake; to come up

with: wait,

now little in use. Attach'd that traitor false, and bound him strait. The earl hoping to have overtaken the Scot

Spenser: tish king, and to have given him battle, but not 'The Tower was chosen, that if Clifford should

attaining him in time, set down before the castle accuse great ones, they might, without suspicion of Aton.

B.1con, or noise, be presently attached. Bacon. Bohemia greets you,

3. To come to; to enter upon. Desires you to attach his son, who has

Canaan he now attains; I see his tents His dignity and duty both cast off. Sbakspeare.

Pitch'd above Sichern. Miltor's Par. Lest. 2. Sometimes with the particle of, but not 4. To reach ; to equal. in present use.

So the first precedent, if it be good, is seldom You, lord archbishop, and you, lord Mowbray, attained by imitation.

Bacon. Of capital treason I attach you both. Shadsp. TO ATTAI'N. v. n. 3. To seize in a judicial manner.

1. To come to a certain state : with to. France hath flaw'd theleague, and hath attack'd Milk will soon separate itself into a cream, Our merchants goods at Bourdeaux.


and a more serous liquor, which, after twelve 4. To lay hold on, as by power.

days, aitains to the highest degrec of acidity. I cannot blame thee,

drbuthnot on Aliments. Who am myself attach'd with weariness, 2. To arrive at. To th' duiling of my spirits.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it 5. To win; to gain over ; to enamour. is high; I cannot atlain unto it.

Psalmas. Songs, garlands, flow'rs, To have knowledge in most objects of conAnd charming symphonies, attach'd the heart templation, is what the mind of one man an Of Adarn. Milton. hardly attain unto.

Locés 6. To fix to one's interest.

ATTA’ır. ri. s. [froin the verb.] The The great and rich depend on those whom thing attained ; attainment. Not in their power of their wealth attaches to them.


Rogers. Crowns and diadems, the most splendid ter ATTACHMENT. n. s. (attachement, Fr.] rene attains, are akin to that which co-day is in 1. Adherence; fidelity.

the field, and to-morrow is cut down. The Jews are remarkable for an attachment to

Glanville's Scepsis. their own country.

Addison. ATTA'INABLE. adj. (from attain.] That 2. Attention ; regard.

may be attained ; procurable. The Romans burnt this last fleet, which is He wilfully neglects the obtaining unspeakable another mark of their small attachment to the good, which he is persuaded is certain and die Arbuthnoton Coins. tainable.

Tillotser. 3. An apprehension of a man, to bring None was proposed that appeared certainly

him to answer an action ; and sometimes attainable, or of value enough. Rogers. it extends to his moveables,

ATTA’INABLES ESS. n. s. [from attaina4. Foreign attachment is the attachment of ble.] The quality of being attainable.

Persons become often enamoured of outward a foreigner's goods found within a city,

beauty, without any particular knowledge of its to satisfy creditors within a city.

possessor, or its attainableness by them. Cbeyac. TO ATTACK. v.a. [attaquer, Fr.] ATTA’INDER. n. s. [from To attaint.) 1. To assault an enemy : opposed to de

1. The act of attainting in law;conviction fence.

of a crime. See To ATTAINT. The front, the rear

The ends in calling a parliament were chicfy Attack, while Yvothunders in the centre. Philips.

to have the attainders of all of his party reversed; Those that attack generally get the victory, and, on the other side, to attaint by parliament though with disadvantage of ground.

his enemies.

Baces. Cane's Campaigns: 2. Taint; sully of character: 2. To impugn in any manner, as with

So smooth he daub'd his vice with shew of satire, confutation, calumny; as, the, virtue, declaimer attacked the reputation of his He liv'd froin all attainder of suspect. Sbaks. adversaries.

ATTA’INMENT, n. s. [from attain.) ATTACK. 1. s. [from the verb.] An 1. That which is attained ; acquisition. assault upon an enemy:

We dispute with men that count it a great at Hector opposes, and continues the attack; in tainment to be able to talk much, and little to which Sarpedon makes the first breach in the

Glancik. wall.

Pope's Iliad.

Our attuinments are mean, compared with the If, appris'd of the severe attack,

perfection of the universe. The country be shut up.

Thomson, 2. The act or power of attaining,

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The Scripture must be sufficient to imprint 1. To mingle ; to weaken by the mixture in us the character of all things necessary for the of something else; to dilute. attainment of eternal life.


Nobility attempers sovereignty, and draws the Education in extent more large, of time shorte

eyes of the people somewhat aside from the er, and of attainment more certain. Milton.

line royal.

Bacon. Government is an art above the attainment of

Attemper'd suns arise, an ordinary genius.


Sweet-beam'd, and shedding oft thro' lucid If the same actions be the instruments both

clouds of acquiring fame and procuring this happiness,

A pleasing calm.

Thomson. they would nevertheless fail in the aliainment

2. To soften; to mollify. of this last end, if they proceeded from a desire of the first.


His early providence could likewise have ate tempered his nature therein.

Bacon. The great care of God for our salvation must

those smiling eyes, attemp’ring ev'ry rầy, appear in the concern he expressed for our at

Shone sweetly lambent with celestial day. Pope. tainment of it.

Rogers. TO ATI A'INT. v. a. [attenter, Fr.]

3. To mix in just proportions; to regulate.

Shetoher guests doth bounteous banquet dight, 1. To disgrace; to cloud with ignominy.

Attemper'd, goodly, well for health and for de His warlike shield


Spenser Was all of diamond perfect, pure and clean, For so exceeding shone his glistering ray,

4. To fit to something else.

Phemius! let arts of gods and heroes old,
Thar Phæbus golden face it did attaint,
As when a cloud his beams doth overlay. F. Queen. ATTE'N

PERATE. v. a. {attempero,

Attemper'd to the lyre, your voice employ. Pope. 2. To attaint is particularly used for such as are found guilty of some crime or

Lat.) To proportion to something.

Hope must be proportioned and attemperate to offence, and especially of felony or

the promise; if it exceed that temper and protreason.

portion, it becomes a tumour and tympany of A man is attainted two ways, by appearance, hope,

Hammond's Pract. Catechism, or by process. Attainder by appearance is by To ATTE'MPT. v. a. (attenter, Fr.] confession, battle, or verdict. Confession is

1. To attack; to invade; to venture upon. double; one at the bar before the judges, when

He, flatt'ring his displeasure, the prisoner, upon his indictment read, being asked guilty or not guilty, answers Guilty, never

Tript me behind, got praises of the king, putting himself upon the verdict of the jury.

For him attempting, who was self-subdued. Shaks. The other is before the the coroner or sanctuary,

Who, in all things wise and just,

Hinder'd not Satan to attempt the mind where he, upon his confession, was in former times constrained to abjure the realm; which

Ofman, with strength entire and free-will arm'd.

Milton. kind is called attainder by abjuration. Attainder by battle is, when the party appeal

2. To try ; to endeavour. ed, and choosing to try the truth by combat

I have nevertheless attempted to send unto you, rather than by jury, is vanquished. Attainder

for the renewing of brotherhood and friendship. by verdict is, when the prisoner. at the bar,

1 Maccabees. answering to the indictment Not Guilty, hath To ATTEMPT. v. 1. To make an attack. an inq.sest of life and death passing upon him,

I have been so hardy to attempt upon a name, and is by the verdict pronounced guilty. At which among some is yet very sacred. Glanville. tainder by process is, where a party flies, and is

Horace his nronster with woman's head above, not found till five times called publickly in the and fishy extreme below, answers the shape of county, and at last outlawed upon his default. the ancient Syrens that attempted upon Ulysses.


Brown's Vulgar Errours. Were it not an endless trouble, that no traitor ATTEʻMPT. n. s. [from the verb.] or felon should be attainted, but a parliament

I. An attack. must be called?

Spenser. I must offend before I be attainted. Sbaksp.

If we be always prepared to receive an enemy,

we shall long live in peace and quietness, without 3. To taint; to corrupt.

any attempts upon us.

Bacon. My tender youth was never yet attaint With any passion of inflaming love. Sbakspeare.

2. An essay; an endeavour..

Alack! I am afraid they have awak'd, ATTA'INT, n. s. [from the verb.]

And 'tis not done; th' attempt, and not the deed, 1. Any thing injurious; as illness, weariness. Confounds us.

Shakspeare's Macbeth. This sense is now obsolete.

He would have cry'd; but, hoping that he Nor doth he dedicate one jot of colour

dreamt, Unto the weary and all-watched night; Amazement tied his tongue, and stopp'd th' atBut freshly looks, and overbears attaint


Dryden. With cheerful semblance. Shaksp. Henry v. I subjoin the following attempt toward a na2. Stain ; spot; taint.

tural history of fossils. Woodward on Forsils. No man hath a virtue that he has not a glimpse ATTE'M PTABLE. adj. [from attempt.] of; nor any man an attaint, but he carries some

Liable to attempts or attacks. stain of it.

Sbakspeare. The gentleman vouching his to be more fair, 3. [In horsemanship.] A blow or wound

virtuous, wise, and less attemptable, than the on the hinder feet of a horse. Far. Dict. rarest of our ladies.

Shakspeare. ATTA'INTURE.17. s. [from attaint.] Legal ATTE'MPTER. N. s. [from attempt.) censure ; reproach; imputation. 1. The person that attempts; an invader.

Hume's knavery will be the duchess' wreck, The Son of God, with godlike force endyed And her attainture will be Humphry's fall. Against th' attempter of thy Father's throne. Sbakspeare.

Milton TO ATTA'MINATE. v. a. [attamino, Lat.]

2. An endeavourer.

You are no factors for glory or treasure, but To corrụpt; to spoil.

disinterested attempters for the universal good. TO ATTE'MPER. v. a. [attempero, Lat.]

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TO ATTEND. v. a. [attendre, Fr. ato The charge thereof unto a covetout sprite tendo, Lat.]

Commanded was, who thereby did attend 1. To regard; to fix the mind upon.

And warily awaited.

Fairy Queena The diligent pilot, in a dangerous tempest,

4. To wait, as compelled by authority. doth not attend the unskilful words of a pas

If any minister refused to admit a lecturer re. senger.


coinmended by him, he was required to attend The crow doth sing as sweetly as the stork upon the committee, and not discharged til the When neither is attended,

Clarendon. houses met again,

Sbakspeare. 2. To wait on; to accompany as an in- ATTE'NDANCE. n. s. [attendance, Fr.] feriour, or a servant.

1. The act of waiting on another; or of His companion, youthful Valentine,

serving. Attends the emperour in his royal court. Shaks,

I dance attendance here, 3. To accompany as an enemy:

I think the duke will not be spoke withal. Sbal, He was at present strong enough to have stop

For he of whom these things are spoken, perped or attended Waller in his western expedition.

taineth to another tribe, of which no man gave
attendance at the altar.

Hebrews, 4. To be present with, upon a summons.

The other, after many years attendance upon

the duke, was now one of the bedchamber to s. To accompany; to be appendant to.

the prince.

England is so idly king'd,

2. Service.
Her sceptre so fantastically borne,
That fear attends her not.


Why might not you, my lord, receive attende

ance My pray’rs and wishes always shall attend

From those that she calls servants ? Sbakspeare, The friends of Rome.

Addison's Cato. A vehement, burning, fixed, pungent pain in

3. The persons waiting ; a train.
the stomach, attended with a fever, Arbuthnot. Attendance none shall need, nor train; where
6. To expect. This sense is French.
So dreadful a tempest, as all the people at-

Are to behold the judgment, but the judgd,
Those two.

Milton's Paradise Lost
tended therein the very end of the world, and
judgment day.

Raleigh's History. 4. Attention; regard, 7. To wait on, as on a charge.

Give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to

doctrine. The fifth had charge sick persons to attend,

1 Timotby, And comfort those in point of death which lay. 5. Expectation : a sense now out of use.

Spenser. That which causeth bitterness in death is the 8. To be consequent to.

languishing attendance and expectation thereThe duke made that unfortunate descent

of ere it come.

Hooker. upon Rhée, which was afterwards attended with many ATTE'NDANT. adj. (attendant, Fr.] Acunprosperous attempts.

Clarendon, companying as subordinate; or conse9. To remain to; to await; to be in store quential. for.

Other suns, perhaps, To him who hatli a prospect of the state that With their attendant inoons, thou wilt descry, attends all men after this, the measures of good Communicating male and female light. Par. L, and evil are changed.

Locke. ATTE'NDANT. n. s. 10. To wait for insidiously.

I. One that attends. Thy interpreter, full of despight, bloody as the I will be returned forthwith; dismiss your hunter, attends thee at the orchard end. Shaks.

attendant there ; look it be done. Sbakspeare, 11. To be bent upon any object.

2. One thai belongs to the train. Their hunger thus appeas'd, their care attends When some gracious monarch dies, The doubtful fortune of their absent friends.

Soft whispers first and mournful murmurs rise

, Dryden. Among the sad attendants.

Dryden 12. To stay for.

3. One that waits the pleasure of another, I died whilst in the womb he staid,

as a suitor or agent. Attending nature's law,

Slaksp. Cymbeline. I endeavour that my reader may not wait long I hasten to our own; nor will relate

for my meaning ; to give an attendant quick disGreat Mithridates' and rich Cresus' fate; patch is a civility.

Whom Solon wisely counsell'd to attend
The name of happy, till he knew his end. Creecb. 4. One that is present at any thing.
Three days I promis'd to attend my doom,

He was a constant attendant at all meetings
And two long days and nights are yet to come. relating to charity, without contributing. Swift,

Dryden. 5. [In law.] One that oweth a duty or TO ATTE'ND. v. 1.

service to another; or, after a sort, de 1. To yield attention.

pendeth upon another. But, thy relation now! for I attend,

6. That which is united with another, as Pleas'd with thy words.

Milton, a concomitant or consequent. Since man cannot at the same time attend to two objects, if you employ your spirit upon a

Govern well thy appetite, lest sin book or a bodily labour, you have no room left

Surprize thee, and her black attendant, death. for sensual temptation.


They secure themselves first from doing now 2. To stay ; to delay.

thing, and then from doing ill; the one being so This first true cause, and last good end, close an attendant on the other, that it is scarce She cannot here so well and truly see;

possible to sever them. For this perfection she must yet attend,

He had an unlimited sense of fame, the ole Till to her Maker she espoused be. Davies.

tendant of noble spirits, which prompted him to Plant anemonies after the first rains, if you

engage in travels.

Pope. will have flowers very forward ; but it is surer

It is hard to take into view all the attendants or to attend till October.


consequents that will be concerned in a question. 3. To wait ; to be within reach or call.



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