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wars, should offer to come in and submit hirs
A serpent, ere he somes to be a dragon,
I conclude, however it comes about, that thing Does eat a bat. Ben Jonson's Catiline, are not as they should be.
Szifi. He wonder'd how she came to know
How comes it about, that, for above sixty years, What he had done, and meant to do. Hudibras. affairs have been placed in the hands of new The testimony of conscience, thus informed, men?
. comes to be so authentick, and so much to be relied upon.
18. TO COME about. To change ; to come South.
round. 8. To become. So came I a widow;
The wind came about, and settled in the West for many days.
Bacon's New Atlantis. And never shall have length of life enough
On better thoughts, and my urg'd reasons, To rain upon remembrance with mine eyes. Sbakspeare's Henry IV.
They are come about, and won to the true side. When he returns from hunting,
Ben Jonson. I will not speak with him ; say I am sick.
19. TO COME again. To return. If you come slack of former services,
There came water thereout; and when he You shall do well. Sbakspeare's King Lear.
had drunk, his spirit came again, and he tevised. How came the publican justified, but by a
Jadje. short and humble prayer?
20. To Come after. To follow. 9. To arrive at some act or habit, or dis
If any man will come after me, let him deay position.
himself, and take up his cross and follow ine. They would quickly come to have a natural abhorrence for that which they found made
21. TO COME at. To reach ; to get withthem slighted
in the reach of; to obtain; to gain." 10. To change from one state into an
Neither sword nor sceptre can come at conother desired; as the butter comes, when
science; but it is above and beyond the reach
of both. the parts begin to separate in the churn. Cats will eat and destroy your marum, if they It is reported, that if you lay good store of
can come at it. kernels of grapes about the root of a vine, it will
In order to come at a true knowledge of our make the vine come earlier, and prosper better. selves, we should consider how far we may de
Bacon's Natural History. Then butter does refuse to come,
Nothing makes a woman more esteemed by And love proves cross and humoursome. Hudib. In the coming or sprouting of malt, as it must
the opposite sex than chastity, and we always
prize those most who are hardest to come at. not come too little, so it must not come too much.
Mortimer. 11. To become present, and no longer
22. TO COME by. To obtain ; to gain ; to
acquire. This seems an irregular and future. A time will come, when my maturer muse
improper use, but has very powerful In Cæsar's wars a nobler theme shall chuse. Dry.
authorities. 12. To become present, and no longer
Things most needful to preserye this life, are absent.
most prompt and easy for all living creatures to come by.
Hooker. That's my joy
Love is like a child, Not to have seen before ; for nature now
That longs for every thing that he can ceme by
: Comes all at once, confounding my delight. Dryd. Mean while the gods the dome of Vulcan throng,
Shall be my precedent; as thou got's Milan, Apollo comes, and Neptune came along. Pope.
I'll come by Naples. Come then, my friend, my genius, come along,
Sbakspeare's "Tempest Thou master of the poet and the song!
Are you not ashamed to inforce a poor wid 13. To happen ; to fall out.
to so rough a course to come by her own? Sinds
The ointment wherewith this is done is made The duke of Cornwal, and Regan his duchess, of divers ingredients, whereof the strangest and will be here with him this night.
hardest to come by is the moss of a dead man vila --How comes that ?- Sbakspeare's K. Lear. buried.
Bacon's Natural History 34. To befal, as an event.
And with that wicked lye Let me alone that I may speak, and let come A letter they came by, on me what will,
From our king's majesty. 15. To follow as a consequence.
He tells a sad story, how hard it was for hin Those that are kin to the king, never prick to come by the
book of Trigantius. Stillisesti their finger but they say, there is some of the Amidst your train this unseen judge will king's blood spilt. "How comes that ? says he,
Examine how you came by all your state. Dryl that takes upon him not to conceive: the answer 23. TO COME in. To enter. is, I am the king's poor cousin, sir. Sbakspeare.
What are you there? come in, and give some 16. To cease very lately from some act or
help: state ; to have just done or suffered any The simple ideas, united in the same cabeil, thing.
are as perfectly distinct as those that come in by David said unto Uriah, camest thou not from
different senses. thy journey?
2 Samuel. 24. To Come in. To comply; to yicid ; 17. To Come about. To come to pass; to to hold out no longer. fall out; to come into being. Probably If the arch-rebel Tyrone, in the time of these from the French venir à bout. And let me speak to th' yet unknowing world,
to her majesty, would you not have him
ceived? How these things came about.
That cherubim, which now appears as a God 25. To Come in. To arrive at a port, to a human soul, knows very well that the pe or place of rendezvous. riod will come about in eternity, when the hu
At what time our second fleet, which kept the man soul shall be as perfect as he himself now narrow seas, was come in and joined to our
is of age.
There was the Plymouth squadron now comein, This comes of judging by the eye, without conWhich in the Streights last winter was abroad. sulting the reason.
L'Estrange Dryden. My young master, whatever comes on't, must 26. TO COME in. To become modish; have a wife looked out for hin by that time he to be brought into use.
Locke. Then came rich cloaths and graceful action in, 36. TO COME off. To deviate ; to depart Then instruments were taught more moving
from a rule or direction.
Roscommon. The figure of a bell partaketh of the pyramis, Silken garments did not come in till late, and but yet coming off and dilating more suddenly. the use of them in men was often restrained by
Bacon's Natural History. law,
Arbuthnot on Coins. 37. TO COME off. To escape ; to get 27. To Come in. To be an ingredient ; free. to make part of a composition.
I knew the foul enchanter, though disguis'd; A generous contempt of that in which too Enter'd the very lime-twigs of his spells, many men place their happiness, must come in
And yet came of
Miltar. to heighten his character.
Atterbury, How thou wilt here come off, surmounts my 28. To COME in. To accrue from an
Milton. estate, trade, or otherwise, as gain.
If, upon such a fair and full trial, he can come I had rather be mad with him that, when he
off, he is then clear and innocent. South, had nothing, thought all the ships that came
Those that are in any signal danger implore into the harbour his; than with you that, when
his aid; and, if they come off safe, call their de
Addison you have so much coming in, think you have no
liverance a miracle. thing.
Suckling. 38. TO COME off. To end an affair ; to 29. 10 Come in. To be gained in abund. take good or bad fortune.
Oh, bravely came ve of,
When with a volley of our needless shot,
After such bloody toil, we bid good-night. Sbaks.
Ever since Spain and England have had any 30. To Come in for. To be early enough
thing to debate one with the other, the English, to obtain : taken from hunting, where
upon all encounters, have come off with honour the dogs that are slow get nothing. and the better.
Bacon. Shape and beauty, worth and education, wit We must expect sometimes to come off by the and understanding, gentle nature and agreeable worst, before we obtain the finalconquest.Calamy. humour, honour and virtue, were to come in for He oft, in such attempts as these, their share of such contracts.
Temple. Came off with glory and success. Hudibras. If thinking is essential to matter, stocks and stones will come in for their share of privilege. 39. To COME of from. To leave ; to for.
To come of from these grave disquisitions, I
Felton on the Classicks. The rest came in for subsidies, whereof they 40. TO COME on. To advance; to make sunk considerable sums.
progress. 31. To Come in to. To join with ; to
Things seem to come on apace to their former bring help.
Bacon. They marched to Wells, where the lord Aud There was in the camp both strength and ley, with whom their leaders had before secret victual sufficient for the obtaining of the victory, intelligence, came in te them; and was by them, if they would not protract the war until winter with great gladness and cries of joy, accepted as
Knolles' History. their general.
Bacon's Henry VII. The sea came on, the south with mighty roar 32. TO COME in to. To comply with; to Dispers'd and dash'd the rest upon the rocky
Dryden. agree to. The fame of their virtues will make men
So travellers, who waste the day,
Noting at length the setting sun, ready to come into every thing that is done for the publick good,
They mend their pace as night comes on. Grano,
41. TO COME on. To advance to combat. 33. TO COME near. To approach ; to
The great ordnance once discharged, the arresemble in excellence: a metaphor
mies came fast on, and joined battle. Knolles. from races.
Rhymer, come on, and do the worst you can; Whom you cannot equal or come near in do I fear not you, nor yet a better man. Dryden. ing, you would destroy or ruin with evil speak
42. TO COME on. To thrive ; to grow ing.
Ben Jonson's Discoveries. The whole achieved with such admirable in
big ; to grow. vention, that nothing ancient or modern seems
Come on, poor babe;
Temple. to come near it.
Some powerfulspirit instruct the kitesand ravens
To be thy nurses. Shakspeare's Winter's Tale. 34. TO COME of. To proceed, as a de
It should seem by the experiments, both of the scendant from ancestors.
malt and of the roses, that they will come far Of Priam's royal race my mother came. Dryd. faster on in water than in earth; for the nourish
Self-love is só natural an infirmity, that it ment is easier drawn out of water than out of makes us partial even to those that come of us, as earth.
Bacon's Natural History. well as ourselves.
L'Estrange. 43. To COME over. To repeat an act. 35. TO COME of. To proceed, as effects
44. To COME over. To revolt. from their causes.
They are perpetually teizing their friends to Will you please, sir, be gone;
come over to thein.
Addison's Spectator. I told you what would come of this. Sbakspeare.
A man, in changing his side, not only makes The hiccough comes of fulness of meat, espe. himself hated by those he left, but is seldom cially in children, which causeth an extension of
heartily esteemed by those he comes over to. the stomach,
were come on.
1. TO COME over. To rise in distilla The vestes byssinæ, which some ladies wore, tion.
must have been of such extraordinary price, that Perhaps also the phlegmatick liquor, that is
there is no stuff in our age comes up to it. A luth. want to come over in this analysis, may, at least
When the heart is full, it is angry at all words as to part of it, be produced by the operation of
that cannot come up to it. the fire.
Boyle. 57. TO COME up with. To overtake. 46. TO COME out. To be made publick. 58. TO COME upon. To invade; to at:
Before his book came out, I had undertaken tack. the answer of several others. Stilling fiect. Three hundred horse, and three thousand foo!
I have been tedious; and, which is worse, it English, commanded by Sir John Norris, were comes out from the first draught, and uncorrected. charged by Parma, coming upon them with seven Dryden. thousand horse.
Becse. 47. TO COME out. To appear upon trial ;
When old age comes upon him, it comes alone, to be discovered.
bringing no other evil with it but itself. Sb. It is indeed come out at last, that we are to
59. To COSE. In futurity; not preserit; look on the saints as inferior deities. Stilling fieet. to happen hereafter.
The weight of the dentius, or the seventh of It serveth to discover that which is hid, 25 2 Roman ounce, comes out sixty-two grains and well as to foretel that which is to curse, Bucu. tour sevenths.
In times to come, 48. TO COME aut suith. To give a vent My waves shall wash the walls of mighty Rook. to; to let fly.
Drake Those great masters of chymical arcana must
Taking a lease of land for years to come, as the be provoked, before they will come out with
rent of one hundred pounds: them.
Boyle. 60. Come is a word of which the use is 49. TO COME to. To consent or yield. various and extensive, but the radical What is this, if my parson will not come to? signification of tendency bit berward is
Swift. uniformly preserved. When we say be 50. TO COME 10. To amount to.
came front a place, the idea is that of reThe emperour imposed so great a custom upon all corn to be transported out of Sicily, that the
turning, or arriving, or becoming nearvery customs came to as much as both the price
er; when we say, he went from a place, of the corn and the freight together. Knolles.
we conceive simply departure, or reYou saucily pretend to know
moval to a greater distance. The butMore than your dividend comes to. Hudibras.
ter comes , it is passing from its former Animals either feed upon vegetables immedi
state to that which is desired; it is ad. acely, or, which comes to the same at last, upon ather animals which have fed upon them. Woodw.
vancing toward us. He pays not this tax immediately, yet his
COME. (participle of the verb.) purse will find it by a greater want of money than
Thy words were heard, and I am come to tiy that comes to.
words. ši. To Come to himself. To recover his COME. A particle of exhortation ; be senses.
quick; make no delay. He falls into sweet ecstacy of joy, wherein I
Come, let us make our father drink wine. ahall leave him till he comes to bimself. Temple. 52. TO COME to pass. To be effected ; to
СоИЕ, A particle of reconciliation, or fall out.
incitement to it. It cometh, we grant, many times to pass, that
Come, come, at all I laugh he laughs no douk; the works of men being the same, their drifts
The only difference is, I dare laugh out. Peti. and purposes therein are divers. Hooker. COME. A kind of adverbial word for cuba
How comes it to pass, that some liquors cannot it shall come : as, come Wednesday, when pierce into or moisten some bodies, which are Wednesday shall come.
easily pervious to other liquors? Boyle Come Candlemas, nine years ago she died. 53. TO COME up. To make appearance,
Over-wet, at sowing time, with us breedeth' COME. n. s. [from the verb.] A sproti : puch dearth, insomuch as the corn never cometh
a cant terin,
Bacon. * If wars should mow them down never so fast,
That the malt is sufficiently well dried, Y.
may know both by the taste, and also by the Fer they may be suddenly supplied, and come up
falling off of the come or sprout, again.
Bacon. Good intentions are the seeds of good actions; COMEDIAN. 1. s. (from comeds.] and every man ought to sow them, whether they 1. A player or actor of comick parts. come up or no.
Temple. 2. A player in general; a stageplayer ; 54. TO COME up. To come into use : as, an actress or actor. a fashion comes up.
Melissarion, pretty honey-bee, when of zit 55. To Come up to. To amount to.
median she became a wealthy man's wise, Fouka
be saluted madam Pithias, or Prudence. He prepares for a surrender, asserting that all these will not come up to near the quantity requisite. Woodward's Netural History. 3. A writer of comedies.
Scaliger willeth us to admire Plautus as : 56. To COME up to. To rise; to ad
comedian, but Terence as a pure and cleans speaker.
Peacbar of Par Whose ignorant credulity will not
COʻMEDY. n. s. [comedia, Lat.j A did Come up to th' truth. Sbakspeare's Winter's Tale. matick representation of the lighter Considerations there are, that may make us, if
faults of mankind, with an intention to not come up to the character of those who rejoice in tribulatiors, yet at least satisfy the duty of
make vice ani folly ridiculous: op, od being patient. Wake's Projaration for Deatb.
Your honour's players
chapel; about which he hath published a defiAre come to play a pleasant comedy.Sbakspears.
ance to the world, and offers to prove it against
all comers. A long, exact, and serious comedy,
Stilling fleet; In every scene some moral let it teach,
There it is not strange, that the mind should
Locke. CO'MELINESS. 91.s. (from comely.] Grace;
House and heart are open for a friend; the beauty; dignity. It signifies some
passage is easy, and not only admits, but even invites, the comer.
South. thing less forcible than beauty, less ele
COʻMET. n. s. I cometa, Lat. a hairy star.] and less light than pret. grace,
A heavenly body in the planetary region, ap. tiness.
rearing suddenly, and again disappearing; and, A careless comeliness with comely care. Sidney. during the time of its appearance, moving
The service of hath not such perfection through its proper orbit, like a planet.
Hooker. foci in the centre of the sun; and being very
Spenser on Ireland.
from other stars by a long train or tail of light, Hardly shall you meet with man or woman always opposite to the sun: hence arises a poso aged or ill-favoured, but, if you will com pular division of comets into three kinds, bearded, mend them for comeliness, nay and for youth tailed, and baired comets; though the division too, shall take it well.
South. rather relates to the different circumstances of There is great pulchritude and comeliness of the same comet, than to the phænomena of the proportion in the leaves, flowers, and fruits, of several. Thus, when the comet is eastward of plants.
Ray on the Creation. the sun, and moves from it, the comet is said to A horseman's coat shali hide
barbatus, because the light marches Thy taper shape, and comeliness of side. Prior. before it. When the light is westward of the
sun, the comet is said to be tailed, because the COʻMELY. adj. [from become ; or from
train follows it. When the comet and the sun cpeman, Sax. to please.)
are diametrically opposite, the earth being be1. Graceful; decent ; having dignity or tween them, the train is hid behind the body of
grandeur of mien or look. Comeliness the comet, excepting a little that appears around
According to Sir Isaac Newton, the tail of a motion, no marvel though persons in years seem
comet is a very thin vapour, emitted by the head many times more amiable: for no youth can be
or nucleus of the comet, ignited by the neigh
bourhood to the sun; and this vapour is furnishsomely but by pardon, and considering the youth as to make up the comeliness.
ed by the atmosphere of the comet. The vapours He that is comely when old and decrepit,
of comets being thus dilated, rarefied, and diffussurely was very beautiful when he was young.
ed, may probably, by means of their own graSowth,
vity, be attracted down to the planets, and beThou art a comely, young, and valiant knight.
come intermingled with their atmospheres. For
the conservation of the water and moisture of Dryden.
the planets, comets seem absolutely requisite; 2. Used of things : decent; according to from whose condensed vapours and exhalations propriety.
all that moisture which is spent in vegetations Oh, what a world is this, when what is comely and putrefactions, and turned into dry earth, may Envenoms him that bears it! Shakspears. be résupplied and recruited; for all vegetables This is a happier and more comely time,
increase wholly from fluids, and turn, by putreThan when these fellows ran about the streets, faction, into earth. Hence the quantity of dry Crying confusion. Sbakspeare's Coriolanui. earth must continually increase, and the mois. CO'MELY. adv. (from the adjective.] ture of the globe decrease, and at last be quite Handsomely; gracefully.
evaporated, if it have not a continual supplya Toride comely, to play at all weapons, to dance
And I suspect, adds Sir Isaac, that the spirit corciy, be very necessary for a courtly gentle
which makes the finest, subtlest, and best part Ascham's Scboolmaster.
of our air, and which is absolutely requisite for
the life and being all things, cuinas principally CO'MER. N. s. [from come.] One that from the comets. comes.
The same great author has computed that the Time is like a fashionable host,
sun's heat, in the comet of 1680, was, to his That slightly shakes his parting guest by th'
heat with us at Midsummer, as twenty-eight hand;
thousand to one; and that the heat of the body
Yourself, renowned prince, then stood as fair of our earth, would scarce be cool in fifty thou-
sand years. If then the comet be supposed to For my affection.
Shekspeare. cool á hundred times as fast as red-hot iron, yet, Plants move upwards; but, if the sap, puts up
since its heat was two thousand times greater, too fast, it maketh a slender stalk, which will supposing it of the bigness of the earth, it would not support the weight; and therefore these are not be cool in a million of years. all swift and hasty comers.' Bacon.
Í revoux. Chambers. It is natural to be kind to the last comer.
And wherefore gaze this goodly company,
L'Estrerge As if they saw some wondrous monument, Now leave those joys, r'nsuiting to thy age,
Some comei, or unusual prodigy? Sbakspeare
Such his tell glances as the fatal light
Crasbaw. je to, and the miraculous translation of her I considered a somet, or, in the language of
the vulgar, a blazing star, as a sky-rocket dis
We need not fear charged by an hand that is almighty. Addison. To pass commodiously this life, sustain'd
Fierce meceors shoot their arbitrary light, By him with many comforts; till we end
Prior. CO'MFORTABLE. adj. (from comfort.] CO'METARY.) adj. [from comet.] Relat 1. Receiving comfort ; susceptible of comCOME'ICK. Í ing to a comet.
fort; cheerful : of persons. Not in use, Refractions of light are in the planetary and For my sake be comfortable; hold death cometary regions, as on our globe. Cweyne. Avlile at the arm's end.
. COMFIT. n. s. [bellaria arida, Latin ; My lord leans wond'rously to discontent;
konfit, Dutch. It should seem that His comfortable temper has forsook him: both are formed by hasty pronunciation
He is much out of health. Sbaks. Tika from confect ] A dry sweetmeat; any
2. Admitting comfort : of condition. kind of fruit or root preserved with
What can promise him'a comfortable appens. ance before his dreadful judge
Sestb. sugar, and dried. By feeding me on beans and pease,
3. Dispensing comfort; having the power He crams in nasty crevices,
of giving comfort. And turns to comfits by his arts,
He had no brother; which, though it be rose To make me relish for desserts. Hudibras.
fortable for kings to have, yet draxeth the sub To COʻMFIT. v. a. (from the noun.] To
jects eyes aside.
Bacen's Herry TI
The lives of many miserable men were side preserve dry with sugar. The fruit that does so quickly waste,
and a comfortable provision made for their suke sistence.
Dryden's Fab. Dedicatis, Men scarce can see it, much less taste,
COM'FORTABLY.adv. from comfortabk.) Thou comfitest in streets to nake it last. Cowley. CO'MFITURE, N. so (from cuinfit, or con
In a comfortable manner; with cheerfecture.] Sweetmeat.
fulness; without despair.
Upon view of the sincerity of that perform From country grass to comfitures of court, Or city's quelque-choses, let not report
ance, hope comfortably and cheerfully for G3d":
Haze Aly mind transport.
COMFORTER. n. s. [from comfort.] TO COMFORT. v. a. [comforto, low 1. One that administers consolation in
Latin. Salvia comfortat nervos. Schol. misfortunes; one that strengthens and Sal.]
supports the mind in misery or danger. 1. To strengthen ; to enliven ; to invigo This very prayer of Christ obtained angels os rate.
be sent him, as comforters in his agony. Hacker The evidence of God's own testimony, added The heav'ns have blest you with a goodlyse, unto the natural assent of rcason, concerning the To be a comforter when he is gone. Shekspir". certainty of them, doth not a little comfort and
Nineveh is laid waste, who will bemoan her? confirm the same.
Hooker. whence shall I seek comforters for thee! Neda. Light excelleth in comforting the spirits of 2. The title of the Third Person of the men; light varied doch the same effect, with more novelty. This is the cause why precious
Holy Trinity. stones comfort. Bacon's Vat. History.
CO'MFORTLess. adj. [from comfort.) Some of the abbots have been guilty of come
Wanting comfort, being without any forting and assisting the rebels. Ayliffe's Parerg: thing to allay misfortune : used of per: 9. To console ; to strengthen the mind sons as well as things. under the pressure of calamity:
Yet shall not my death be comfortless, receta They bemoaned him, and comforted him over ing it by your sentence.
Sert. all the evil that the Lord had brought upon
Where was a cave, ywrought with wondros him.
Job. CO'MFORT.ń. s. [from the verb.]
Deep, dark, uneasy, doleful, comfortless. 1. Support ; assistance ; countenance. Poynings made a wild chace upon the wild
News fitting to the night ; Irish; where; in respect of the mountains and
Black, fearful, comfortless, and horrible. Sluk. fastnesses, he did little good, which he would
On thy feet thou stood'st at last, needs impure unto the comfort that the rebels
Though comfortless, as when a father more
His children all in view destroy'd at once. M. should receive underhand from the earl of Kildare.
Surat The king did also appoint commissioners for
quite tired me. the fining of all such as were of any value, and COʻMFREY. n. s. [consolida, Lat. cenfra had any hand or partaking in the aid or comfort
French.] A plant. of Perkins, or the Cornishmen. Bacon. CO'MICAL. adj. [comicus, Latin.] 2. Consolation ; support under calamity 1. Raising mirth;'merry; diverting. or danger.
The greatest resemblance of our author is a Her soul heaven's queen, whose name she
the familiar stile and pleasing way of sch bears,
cemical adventures of that nature.' Drgd Est
. In comfort of her mother's fears,
Something so comicol in the voice and gestures, Hath plac d among her virgin train. Ben Jonson.
that a man can hardly forbear being dessed. As they have no apprehension of those things,
Addison es lie's so they need no comfort against them. Tillotson. 2. Relating to comedy ; befitting coses: 3. That which gives consolation or sup. not tragical. port in calamity.
That all might appear to be knit upi I will keep her ignorant of her good,
conclusion, the duke's daughter as To make ker heav'nly comforts of despair
joined in marriage to the lord Lisk linha When it is least expected. Sbukspeare. They deny it to be tragical, bus
Your children were vexation to your youth, Bus mine shall be a comfort to your age. Sbaks.
strophe is a wedding, which hata crez brke ** counted comical,