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Ve'rsion. n. s. [version, Fr. versio, Lat.] VERTI'CITY. n. s. [from vertex.] The I. Change; transformation.

power of turning; circumvolution ; roSprings, the'antients thought to be made by tation. the version of air into water.

Bacon. Those stars do not peculiarly glance on us, 2. Change of direction.

but carry a commai regard unto ali countries, Comets are rather gazed upon, than wisely unto whom their verticity is also common. observed in their effects; that is, what kind of

Brown. comet, for magnitude, colour, wersion of the We believe the verticity of the needlc, with

beams, producech what kind of effects. Bacor. out a certificate from the days of old. Glanville. 3. Translation.

Whether they be globules, or whether they This exact propriety of Virgil I particularly

have a verticity about their own centers, that regarded; bue must confess, that I have not been

produce the idea of whiteness in us, the more able to make him appear wholly like himself.

particles of light are reiected from a body, the For where the original is close, no version can

whiter does the body appear.

Locke. reach it in the same compass.

Dryden.

VERTIGINOUS. adj. ( vertiginosus, Latin.} It will be as casy, nay much easier, to invent 1. Tuning round; rotatory. some pretence or other against the reading, ver This vertiginous motion gives day and night sion, or construction.

Waterland. successively over the whole earth, and makes it 4. The act of translating.

babicable all around.

Bentley VERT. n. s. [zert, French.]

2. Giddy. Vert, in the laws of the forest, signifies every

These extinguish candles, make the workmen thing that grows, and bears a green leaf within faint and vertiginous; and, when very great, the forest, that may cover and hide a deer. suffocate and kid them.

Woodward. Correll

. VERTIGO. n. s. (Lat.] A giduiness ; I find no mention in all the records of Ireland

a sense of turning in the head. of a park or free warren, notwithstanding the

Vertigo is the appearance of visible objects great plenty of vert and venison.

that are without motion, as if they turned round, Sir John Duvies.

attended with a fear of falling, and a dimness of VE'RTEPRAL. adi. [from vertebra, Lat.] sight.

Quincy. Relating to the joints of the spine.

The forerunners of an apoplexy are dulness, The carótid, vertebral, and splenick arteries vertigos, tremblings.

Arbuthnot. are not only variously contorted, but here and That old vertigo in his head there dilated, to moderate the motion of the Will never leave him till he's dead. Swift. b'cod.

Ray. VE'R VAIN. n. s. (verveine, Fr. verbena, VEKTEERE. n. s. (vertebre, Fr. vertebra, VE'RVINE. S Latin.] A plant. Latin.] A joint of the back.

She night-shade strows to work him ill, The several vertebres are so elegantly com

Therewith the vervain, and her dill, pacted together, that they are as strong as if

That hindreth witches of their will. Drayton. they were but one bone.

Ruy. Some scatt'ring pot-herbs here and there he VE’RTEX. n. s. (Latin.]

found,

Which, cultivated with his daily care, 1. Zenith: the point over head. These keep the vertex; but betwixt the bear

And bruis'd with vervain, were his frugal fare. And shining zodiack, where the planets err,

Dryden.

V&'RVAIN mallow. n. s. A plant. A thousand figur'd constellations roll. Creccb.

It 2. A top of a hill; the top of any thing.

hath the whole habit of the mallow or Mountains especially abound with different althæa; but differs from it in having its species of vegetables; every vertex or eminence leaves deeply divided.

Miller. affording new kinds.

Derbam. VE'R VELES. n. so [vervelle, Fr.] Labels VERTICAL. adj. (vertical, French, from tied to a hawk.

Ainsworth. vertex.]

VE’RY. adj. [veray, or vrai, Fr. whence 1. Placed in the zenith.

veray in ancient English. It has its de"T is raging noon; and vertical the sun

grees verier and veriest.] Darts on the head direct his forceful rays.

Tbomson.
1. True; real.

Why do I pity him, 2. Placed in a direction perpendicular to

That with his very heart despiseth me? Shaks. the horizon.

In very deed, as the Lord liveth. 1 Samuel. From these laws, all the rules of bodies ascend

O that in very deed we might behold it ! ing or descending in vertical lines may be de

Dryden and Lee. duced.

Cbeyne.

2. Having any qualities, commonly bad, in VERTICA’LITY. 2. s. [from vertical.]

an eminent degree; complete; perfect; The state of being in the zenith.

merc. Unto them the sun is vertical twice a year ;

Those who had drunk of Circe's cup were making two distinct summers in the different

turned into very beasts.

Davies. points of the verticality.

Broun.

There, where very desolation dwells, VTICALLY. adv. (from vertical.] In

By grots and caverns shags'd with horrid shades, the zenith.

She
may pass on.

Milton. Although it be not vertical unto any part 3. To note things emphatically, or emiof Asia, yet it vertically passech over Peru and

nently. Brasilia.

Brown.

'T is an ill office for a gentleman; VERTCUI'LLATE. adj. [from verticillum,

Especially against his very friend. Sbakspeare. Latin.)

Was not my love Verticillate plants are such as have their flow. The verier wag o'th'two? Sbakspeare. ers intermixt with small leaves growing in a

We can contain ourselves, Kad uf whirls about the joints of a stalk, as Were he the veriest antick in the world. pe bayroyal, horehund, 56. Quincy.

Sbakspeare.

Popt

In a seeing age, the very knowledge of former Another cause of a wasting ulcer in the lungs times passes but for ignorance in a better dress. is, the disruption of a vessel, whence the blond

South. issues into the cavities and interstices of the The pictures of our great grandmothers in lungs, and is thence expectorated by a cough. queen Elizabeth's time are cloathed down to

Blackmore. I the very wrists, and up to the very chin. Addis. 3. Any vehicle in which men or go_cs are 4. Same, emphaticaily.

carried on the water. Women are as roses, whose fair flower

The sons and nephews of Noah, who peopled Being once display'd, doth fall that very hour. the isles, had vessels to transport themselves. Shakspeare.

Raleigt. The cocks beat the partridge, which she laid The Phænicians first invented open vessels, to heart: but finding these very cocks cutting

and the Egyptians ships with decks. Helia. one another, she conforted herself. L'Estrange. The vessel is represented as stranded. The So catholick a grace is charity, that whatever

figure before it seems to lift it off the shalloss, time is the special opportunity of any other chris

Addison tian grace, that very time is also the special op

From storms of rage, and dangerous rocks of portunity of charity.

Spratt.

pride, VE'RY. adv. In a great degree; in an Let thy strong hand this little vessel guide; eminent degree.

h was thy hand that made it: through the tide The Greek orator was so very famous for this, Impetuous of this life let thy command that his antagonist reading over the oration Direct my course, and bring me safe to land. which had procured his banishment, asked them,

Prier. if they were so much affected by the bare read Now secure the painted vessel glides; ing of it, how much more they would have been The sun-beams trembling on the floating uides alarmed, had they heard him? Addison. That bold challenge was thought very strange. 4. Any capacity; any thing containing.

Lesley.

I have my fill TO VEÄSICATE. v. a. (vesica, Latin.) To Of knowledge, what this vessel can contain, blister.

Miltas, Celsus proposes, that in all these internal 5. [In theology.] One relating to God's wounds, the external parts be vesicated, to make household. more powerful revulsion from within. Wiseman,

If the rigid doctrines be found apt to cool al I saw the cuticular vesicated, and shining with those men's love of God, who have not the coke a burning heat.

Wiseman. fidence to believe themselves of the number of VESICA'TION. n. s. [from vesicate.] Blis the few chosen vessels, and to beget security and tering ; separation of the cuticle.

presumption in others who have conquered those I applied some vinegar prepared with litharge,

difficulties.

Hised defending the vesication with pledgets. Wiseman. To Vessel. v. a. [from the noun.] To VESI'CATORY. n. s. (vesicatorium, techni. put into a vessel; to barrel. cal Latin.] A blistering medicine.

Take earth, and vessel it; and in that set the seed.

Bass, VE'siCLE. n. s. (vesicula, Lat.] A small

VE'SSETS. n. cuticle filled or inflated.

s. A kind of cloth com. Nor is the humour contained in smaller veins,

monly made in Suffolk. Bailey. but in a vesicle, or little bladder. Brown. VE'ssICNON, n. s. [among horsemen.)

The lungs are made up of such air pipes and A windgall, or soft swelling on the invesicles interwoven with blood-vessels, to purify, side and outside of a horse's hoof. Dict. ferment, or supply the sanguineous mass with nitro-aerial particles.

VEST. n. s. [vestis, Latin.) An outer

Ruy. VESI'CULAR. adj. [from vesicula, Latin.]

garment.

Over his lucid arms Hollow ; full of small interstices.

A military vest of purple flow'd. A muscle is a bundle of vesicular threads, or of

When the queen in royal habit 's drest, solid filaments, involved in one common mem

Old mystick emblems grace th' imperial ort. brane.

Cbryne. VESPER. n. s. (Lat.] The evening star;

To Vest. v. a. (from the noun.] the evening.

1. To dress; to deck ; to enrobe. These signs are black Vesper's pageants. Shaks.

The verdant fields with those of heav'n may VE'SPERS.n. s. (without the singular, from

vie, vesperus, Lat.] The evening service of With ether vested, and a purple sky. Dryder. the Romish church.

Light! Nature's resplendent robe;
VE'SPERTINE. adj. [ vespertinus, Latin.]

Without whose vesting beauty all were wrap
In gloom.

Toen. Happening or coming in the evening ;

2. To dress in a long garment. pertaining to the evening.

Just Simeon and prophetic Anna spoke, VÉ'SSEL. n. s. (vasselle, Fr. vas, Lat.] Before the altar and the vested priest. Milter

, Any thing in which liquids, or other

3. To make possessour of; to invest with: things, are put.

it has with before the thing possessed. For Banquo's issue have I fil'd my mind;

To setile men's consciences, 't is necessary Put rancours in the vessel of my peace,

that they know the person who by right is peuta Only for thein. Sbakspeare. ed with power over them.

Lakh li you have two vessels to fill, and you empty Had I been vested with the monarch's pow'r

, one to till the other, there still remains one vessel Thou must have sigh'd, unlucky youth ! in vain. empty. Burnet.

Prior. 2. The containing parts of an animal 4. To place in possession : with in before body:

the possessour: Of these elements are constituted the smallest The militia their commissioners positively refibres; of those fibres the vessels; of those vessels quired to be entirely vested in the parliament, the organs of the body.

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Empire and dominion was vested in him, for Rocks, precipices, and gulfs, appareld with a the good and behoof of others.

Locke. vesture of plants, would resemble mountains VE'STAL. n. s. (vestalis, Lat.] A virgin

and vallies.

Bentley consecrated to Vesta ; a pure virgin.

VETCH. 12. s. [vicia, Lat.] A plant with Women are not

a papilionaceous flower, producing a In their best fortunes strong; but want will per legume. jure

Where vetches, pulse, and tares have stood, The ne'er-touch'd vestal. Sbakspeare. And stalks of lupines grew.

Dryder, How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!

An ervum is a sort of vetch, or small pea. The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Pepe.

Arbuthnot. VE'ST AL. adj. [vestalis, Lat.] Denoting Ve’rchy. adj. [from vetch.) Made of pure virginity.

vetches ; abounding in vetches ; consist. Her vestal livery is but sick and green, ing of vetch or pea-straw, And none but fools do wear it. Sbakspeare.

If to my cottage thou wilt resort, VE'STIBULE. n. s. [vestibulam, Latin.] There may'st thou ligge in a vetcby bed,

The porch or first entrance of a house. 'l'ill fairer fortune shew forth his head. Spenser. VE'stige. n. s. (vestigium, Lat.) Foot- VETERAN. n. s. (veteranus, Lat.) An step; mark left behind in passing.

old soldier ; a man long practised in any The truth passes so slightly through men's thing imaginations, that they must use great subtilty The Arians, for the credit of their faction, to track its vestiges.

Harvey. took the eldest, the best experienced, the most Ve'sTMENT, n. s. (vestimentum, Latin.] wary, and the longest practised veterans they Garment; part of dress.

had amongst them.

Hooker. Were it not better that the love which men

If king Charles 11. had made war upon France, bear unto God should make the least things that

he might have conquered it by the many vete

rans which had been inured to service in the are employed in his service amiable, than that

civil wars.

Adlison, their over-scrupulous dislike of so mean a thing as a vestment should from the very service of

Ensigns that pierc'd the foe's remotest lines, God withdraw their hearts and affections ?

The hardy veteran with tears resigns. Addison. Hooker.

We were forced to uncover, or be regarded as Heaven then would seem thy image, and re

veterans in the beau monde.

Addison. flect

VETERAN. adj. Long practised in war ; Those sable vestments, and that bright aspect. long experienced.

Waller. There was a mighty strong army of landThe sculptors could not give vestments suitable forces, to the number of fifty thousand veteran to the quality of the persons represented. Dryd. soldiers.

Bacon. VE'STRY. M. s. [vestiaire, Fr. vestiarium,

The British youth shall hail thy wise com

mand; Latin.]

Thy temper'd ardour, and thy veteran skill. 1. A room appendant to the church, in

Thomson. which the sacerdotal garments and con- VETERINA'RIAN.n.s. (veterinarius, Lat.) secrated things are reposited.

One skilled in the diseases of cattle.
Bold Amycus from the robb'd vestry brings
The chalices of heav'n; and holy things

That a horse has no gall, is not only swallowOf precious weight.

Dryden.

ed by common farriers, but also received by good

veterinarians, and some who have laudably dise 2. A parochial assembly commonly con

coursed upon horses.

Brown. vened in the vestry.

To VEX. v.a. [vexo, Lat.] They create new senators, vestry elders, without any commandment of the word. W bite.

1. To plague ; to torment; to harass.

Do you think The common-council are chosen every year,

The king will suffer but the little finger so many for every parish, by the vestry and com

Of this man to be vex'd ?

Šbakspeare: mon convention of the people of that parish.

Clarendon.

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul

fiend vexes. Go with me where paltry constables will not

Sbakspeare: summon us to vestries.

Blount.

When she pressed him daily, so that his soul

was vexed unto death, he told her all his heart. VE'STUR E. n. s. lvesture, old Fr. vestura,

Fudges. Italian.

Still may the dogs the wand'ring troops con1. Garment; robe.

strain Her breasts half hid, and half were laid to Of airy ghosts, and vex the guilty train! Dryd. show;

You are the cause of all my care: Her envious vesture greedy sight repelling. Your eyes ten thousand dangers dart;

Fairfax. Ten thousand torments vex my heart; What, weep you when you but behold

I love, and I despair.

Prior, Our Cæsar's vesture wounded ? Shukspeare. 2. To disturb; to disquiet:

To bear my lady's train, lest the base earth ! Alack, 't is he; why, he was met ev'n now, Should from her vesture chance to steal a kiss. As mad as the vext sea, singing aloud. Shaksp.

Shakspeare. Rang'd on the banks, beneath our equal oars, Here ruddy brass and gold refulgent blaz'd; White curl the waves, and the vex'd ocean roars. There polish'd chests embroider'd vestures grac'd.

Pope. 2. Dress ; habit; external form.

3. To trouble with slight provocations.

To Vex. v. n. To fret; to be on tenThere's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st,

ters; to be uneasy. But in his motion like an angel sings;

Ulysses gave good care, and fed But this muddy vesture of decay

And drunke his wine, and vext, and ravished Doth grosly close us in, we cannot hear it. His food for mere vexation.

Cbapman. Sbakspeare. VEXATION. n. s. [from vex.]

Pope.

sorrow.

maze.

1. The act of troubling:

Was this the cottage, and the safe abode
O that husband,

Thou told'st me of? What grim aspects are

these, My supreme crown of grief, and those repeated vexations of it! Sbakspeare.

Miller,

These ugly-headed monsters? 2. The state of being troubled; uneasiness; Vi’AL. n. s. [ 41.7.n.) A small bottle.

You gods! look down,

And from your sacred vialı pour your grace Vexation almost stops my breath, That sundered friends greet in the hour of death.

Upon my daughter's head.

Sbzuspeare.' Sbakspeare.

Take thou this viil, bein; then in bed,

And this distilled liquor drink thou off. Slaksp. Passions too violent, instead of heightening

Another lamp burnt in an old inarile sepulchre our pleasures, afford us nothing but veration

Temple. and pain.

belonging to some of the antient Ronians in

closed in a glass vial. 3. The cause of trouble or uneasiness.

I placed a thin vial, well stopped up, within Your children were vexation to your youth;

the smoke of the vapour, but nothing folloredo But mine shall be a comfort to your age. Sbaks.

៨. 14 4. An act of harassing by law.

Chemical waters, that are each transparent, Albeit the party grieved thereby may have when separate, ferment into a thick trouhied some reason to complain of an untrue charge,

liquor, when mixed in the same vial. Addison. yet may he not well call it an unjust r'exation. TO VIAL. v. a. To enclose in a vial.

Bacon.

This she with precious vial'd liquors heals; S: A slight teasing trouble.

For which the shepherds, ar the festivals, VEXA'Tvous. adj. [from vexation. ] Carol her goodness loud in rustick lays. Miller, 1. Affictive; troublesome ; causing trou. Vi'AND. n. s. į viande, French; vivandag ble.

Italian.) Food; meat dressed. Consider him maintaining his usurped title, by The belly only like a gulf remain'd, continual vexatious wars against the kings of I'th' midst of the body idle and unactive, Judah.

South. Still cupboarding the viand. Sbuéspeare. Vexatious thought still found my fiying mind,

No matter, since Nor bound by limits, nor to place copin'd; They 've left their viands behind, for we have Haunted my nights, and terrified my days;

stomachs. Stalk'd through my gardens, and pursu'd my Will 't please you taste of what is here? Shaks. ways;

These are not fruits forbidden; no interdict Nor shut from artful bow'r, nor lost in winding Defends the touching of these piards pure;

Prior. Their taste no knowledge works, at least if evil. 2. Full of trouble ; full of uneasiness.

He leads a vexations life, who in his noblest From some sorts of food less pleasant to the actions is so gored with scruples, that he dares taste, persons in health, and in no necessity of not make a step without the authority of an using such viants, had better to abstain. Ray. other.

Digby.

The tables in fair order spread;

Viands of various kinds allure che taste, 3. Teasing ; slightly troublesome. VEXA'TIOUSLY, adv. (from vexatious.]

Of choicest sort and savour; rich repasi! Pepe. Troublesomely ; uneasily.

VIATICUM. n. 5.

n. 5. (Latin.] VEXA'TIOUSNESS. n. s. [from vexatious ]

1. Provision for a journey. Troublesomeness; uneasiness.

2. The last rites used to prepare the passing VEXER. 1. s. [from ver.)

He who

soul for its departure.

To VI'BRATE. v. a. (vibro, Latin.] vexes. U'GLILY. adv. (from ugly.] Filthily;

1. To brandish; to move to and fro with with deformity ; in such a manner as to quick motion. raise dislike.

2. To make to quiver. U'GLINESS. n. s. [from ugly.]

Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated or unds.

lated, may differently affect the lips, and in1. Deformity; contrariety to beauty,

press a swift tremulous motion, which breath All that else seem'd fair and fresh in sight,

Haier. Was turned now to dreadful ugliness. Spenser. TO VIBRATE. V. n.

passing smooth doth not. She takes her topicks from the advantages of old age and ugliness.

Dryden.

1. To play up and down, or to and fro. 2. Turpitude ; loathsomeness; moral de The air, compressed by the fall and terht of

the quicksilver, would repel it a little upwards, pravity.

and make it vibrate a little up and down buyas. Their dull ribaldry cannot but be very nau

Do not all fixed bodies, when heated beyond a seous and offensive to any one, who does not, for the sake of the sin itself, pardon the ugliness

certain degrec, emit light, and shine? And is

not this emission performed by the vibrating of its circumstances.

South.
notions of their parts?

Nicetos U'GLY. adj. (This word was anciently 2. To quiver.

written ougly; whence Dier ingeniously The whisper that to greatness still too near, deduces it from ouphlike; that is, like an Perhaps, yet vibrates on his sovereign's ear.

Pett. ouph, elf, or goblin. In Saxon oga is terrour; and in Gothick ogan is to fear.] VIBRA’TION, 1. s. [from vibro, Latin.) Deformed; offensive to the sight;. con The act of moving, or state of being trary to beautiful; hateful.

moved with quick reciprocations, or reIf Cassio do remain,

turns; the act of quivering: He hath a daily beauty in his life,

It sparkled like the coal upon the altar, with That makes me ugly.

Shakspeari. the fervours of piety, the hears of devotion, and O, I have pass'd a miserable night,

the sallies and vibrations of an harmless acting So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams. Sbaksp.

my vice.

rate.

Do not the rays of light, in falling upon the His face made of brass, like a vice in a game. bottom of the eye, excite vibrations in the tu

Tusser. nica retina ? Which vibrations being propagated 4. [viis, Dutch.] A kind of small iron along the solid fibres of the optic nerves into the press with screws, used by workmen. brain, cause the sense of seeing. Newton.

He found that nearbles taught him percussion; Mild vibrations sooth the parted soul,

bottie-screws, the vice; whirligigs, the axis in New to the dawning of celestial day. Thomson.

peritrochio.

Arbuthnos and Pope. VICAR. ». s. (vicarius, Latin.]

s. Gripe ; grasp. 1. The incumbent of an appropriated or If I bur fist him once; if he come but within impropriated benefice.

Shaks peores Procure the vicar

6. [vice, Latin.] It is used in composition To stay for me at church, 'twixt twelve and one,

for one, qui vicem gerit, wbo performs, To give our hearts united ceremony. Sbaksp. Yours is the prize;

in his stead, the office of a superiour, or The vicar iny defeat, and all the village see.

who has the second rank in command :

Drylon. as, a viceroy, vicechancellor. A landed youth, whom his mother would To VICE. v. a. from the noun.] TO never suffer to look into a book for fear of spoil draw by a kind oľ violence. inz his eyes, upon hearing the clergy decried, With all confidence he swears, what a contempe must be entertain, not only As he had seen 't, or been an instrument for his vicar at home, but for the whole order!

To vide you lo's, that you have touch'd his Stvift.

queen 2. One who performs the functions of an Forbiddenly.

Sbakspears. other; a substitute.

VICEADMIRAL. 1. s. [vice and admiAn archbishop may not only excommuvicate

rol.] and interdict tuis suffragans, but his vicar-gene 1. The second commander of a fleet. ral may do the same.

Mylife.

The foremost of the feet was the admiral: the VI'CARAGE. n. s. (from vicar.] The

rearadmiral was Cara Mahometes, an arch pibenefice of a vicar.

The viceadmiral in the middle of the This gentleman lived in his vicarage to a good fleet, with a great squadron of gailies, struck old age, and having never deserted his flock, died sail directly.

Knolles. vicar of Bray,

Swift. 2. A naval officer of the second rank. V:Ca'Rious. adj. [vicarius, Latin.] ViceA'DMIRALTY. n. s. (from vicead

Deputed; delegated; acting in the place miral.] The office of a viceadmiral. of another.

The viceadmiralty is exercised by Mr. TreThe soul in the body is but a subordinate ef vanion.

Carew. ficient, and vicarious and instrumental in the ViceGENT. ». s. [vice and agent.) hands of the Almighty, being but his substitute

One who acts in the place of another. in this regiment of the body.

Hale.

A vassal Satan hath made his viczagent, to What can be more unnatural, than for a man

cross whatever the faithful ought to do. Hooker. to rebel against the vicarious power of God in his soul?

VICECHA'NCELLOR. ». s. (vicecancellaNorris.

rius, Latin.] The second magistrate of VICARSHIP, n. so [from vicar.] The

the universities. office of a vicar.

VI'CED.adi. [from vice] Vitious; VICE. n. s. [vitium, Latin.]

corrupt. Not used. 1. The course of action opposite to virtue;

Be as a planetary pligue, when Jove depravity of manners ; inordinate life: Will o'er sone high-vii'd city lang his poison No spirit more gross to love

In the sick air.

Sbakspeara Vice for itself.

Milton. VICEGERENCY. N. s. [from vicegerent.} The foundation of error will lie in wrong

The office of a vicegerene; Leutenancy; measures of probability; as the foundation of vice in wrong measures of good.

Lecke.

deputed power.

The authority of conscience stands founded 2. A fault; an offence. It is generally

upon its vicegerency and deputation under God. used for an habitual fault, not for a şiri

South. gle enormity:

VICÉGERENT. n. s. [wicem gerens, No vice, so simple, but assumes

Latin.] A lieutenant; one who is ina Some mark of virtue on its outward parts. Slaks. trusted with the power of the superiour,

Yet my poor country
Shall have more vices ihan it had before;

by whom he is deputed. More suffer by him that shall succeed. Shuksp.

All precepts concerning kings are compre

hended in these: remember thou art a man; Where the excess and defect do make viies, or such things as ought not to be, there the mo

reme inber thou art God's vicegerent.

Bacon. diocrity must denote something that ought to be,

Employ it in unfeigned piecy towards God; and consequently must be a virtue. Wilkins.

in unshaken duty to his vicegerent; in hearty Ungovern'd appetite, a brutish vice. Miltor.

obedience to his church.

Spratt. I cannot blarne him for inveighing so sharply

Great Father of the gods, when for our crimes against the vives of the clergy in his age. Dryd.

Thou send'st some heavy judgment on the times; Proud views and vain desires in our worldly

Some tyrant king, the terrour of his age, employments are as truly vices and corruptions,

The type and true vicegerent of thy rage,

Thus punish. as hypocrisy in prayer, or vanity in alms. Law.

Dryden. 3. The fool, or punchinello of old shows.

VICEGE'RENT. adj. [vicegerens, Latin.] I'll be with you again

Having a delegated power ; acting by In a trice, like to the old viie,

substitution. Your need to sustain;

Whom send I to judge thee? Whorn but thee, Who with dagger of lath, in his rage and his Vicegerent Son! To thee I have transferr'd wrath,

All judgment, whether in heaven, or earth, or Cries, Ah, ha! to the devil. Sbaksp.

hell.

Milion.

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