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times used in matters of less consequence, which Doctrinal points in controversy had been agitated do not require the great seal.

in the pulpits with more warmth than had used to PRIZE, n. s. &v.a. Fr. prir ; Teut. preiss; be ; and thence the animosity increased in books pro PrʻZER,

Clarendon. Lat. pretium. Reward; and con. PRIZE-FIGHTER. S something gained in con

Matthew met Richard, when test or adventure; value; price : to rate; value;

Of many knotty points they spoke,

Prior. esteem: prizer is he who values : prize-fighter,

And pro and con by turns they took. he who publicly fights for hire or reward. PROA, flying, in navigation, a vessel used in

the South Seas, so named because, with a brisk A goodly price that I was prized at of them.

Zechariah xi. 13.

trade wind, it sails nearly twenty miles an hour. The king of Scots she did send to France,

In the construction of the proa, the head and To fill king Edward's fame with prisoner kings, stern are exactly alike, but the sides are very And make his chronicle as rich with prize, different; the side intended to be always the leeAs is the ouzy bottom of the sea

side being flat; and the windward side made With sunken wreck. Shukspeare. Henry V. rounding, in the manner of other vessels; and to

Life I prize not a straw; but for mine honour prevent her oversetting, which from her small Which I would free.

Shakspeare. breadth, and the straight run of her leeward It holds its estimate and dignity,

side, would without this precaution infallibly As well wherein 'tis precious of itself, happen, there is a frame laid out to her from As in the priser. Id, Troilus and Cressida.

windward, to the end of which is fastened a log, Age, that all men overcomes, has made his prize fashioned into the shape of a small boat, and on thee.

Chapman. True poets empty fame and praise despise ;

made hollow. The weight of the frame is inFame is the trumpet, but your smile the price.

tended to balance the proa, and the small boat is Dryden.

by its buoyancy (as it is always in the water) to I go to free us both of pain;

prevent her oversetting to windward; and this I prized your person, but your crown disdain. frame is usually called an outrigger. The body

Id. of the vessel is made of two pieces joined endThe raising such silly competitions among the ig- wise, and sewed together with bark, for there is dorant, proposing prizes for such useless accomplish- no iron used about her; she is about two inches ments, and inspiring them with such absurd ideas of thick at the bottom, which at the gunwale is superiority, has in it something immoral as well as reduced to less than one. The sail is made of ridiculous.


matting, and the mast, yard, boom, and outrigHe acquitted himself like a valiant, but not like an honest man; for he converted the prizes to his own

gers, are all made of bamboo. Arbuthnot.

Their rigging consists of two stays that set up Martin and Crambe engaged like prizefighters.

at the ends of the proa, and four shronds that Id. and Pope.

set up at the four corners of the frame. The sail Then prostrate falls, and begs with ardent eyes is shaped like a settee-sail; and the lower end Soon to obtain and long possess the prize. Pope. of the yard is confined forward in a shoe-block. Some the French writers, some our own despise ;

In going about they keep her way, so that the The ancients only, or the moderns prize. Id. stern becomes the head; and, to shift the sail,

They are not indeed suffered to dispute with us the yard is raised, and the lower end taken along the proud prizes of arts and sciences, of learning and the gunwale, and fixed in a shoe-block as before; elegance, in which I have much suspicion they would the boom is shifted at the same, by slackening often prove our superiours.

Law. So strong the zeal to immortalize himself

the sheet, and peaking the boom up along the Beats in the breast of man, that e'en a few,

mast; then, by hauling upon another sheet, the Few transient years, won from the abyss abhorred

end of the boom is brought to the place where Of blank oblivion, seem a glorious prize,

the lower yard-arm was before, and is hauled aft And even to a clown.


at the other end. They are steered by paddles Prize (prise, French, i. e. taken), in maritime at each end. affairs, a vessel taken at sea from the enemies of

PROB’ABLE, adj. Fr. probable ; Lat. proa state, or from pirates ; and that either by a

PROBABILITY, n.s. babilis. Likely; having man of war, or privateer, &c, having a commis

PROBABLY, adv. more evidence than the sion for that purpose.

Vessels are looked on as contrary: the noun substantive and adve b corprizes if they fight under any other standard than responding. that of the state from which they have their com As foi probabilities, what thing was there ever set mission ; if they have no charter party, invoice, down so agreeable with sound reason, but some probaor bill of lading aboard ; if laden with effects ble shew against it might be inade ? Hooker. belonging to the king's enemies, or with contra The public approbation, given by the body of this band goods. In ships of war the prizes are to whole church unto those things which are established, be divided among the officers, seamen, &c., as doth make it but probable that they are good, and his majesty shall appoint hy proclamation ; but, therefore unto a necessary proof that they are not

Id. among privateers, the division is according to good it must give place. the agreement between the owners. By stat. 13

The only seasonable inquiry is, which is of probaGeo . II. c. 4, judges and officers failing of their bles the most, or of improbables the least such.

Hammond. duty in respect to the condemnation of prizes,

The reason why men are moved to believe a proba. forfeit £500 with full costs of suit; one moiety bility of gain by adventuring their stock into such to the king, and the other to the informer.

foreign countries as they have never seen, and of PRO. Lat. pro. For; in defence of; nro and which they have made no trial, is from the testimony con, for pro and contra, for and against.

of other credible persons,


I do not say that the principles of religion are When these principles, what is, is, and it is immeerly probable ; I have before asserted them to be possible for the same ihing to be and not to be, are morally certain : and that to a man who is careful to made use of in the probation of propositions, wherein preserve his mind free from prejudice, and to con are words standing for complex ideas, as man or sider, they will appear unquestionable, and the de- horse, there they make men receive and retain falseductions from them demonstrable. Id. bood for manifest truth.

Locke. Though moral certainty be sometimes taken for a He has afforded us only the twilight of probability, high degree of probability, which can only produce a suitable to that state of mediocrity and probationerdoubtful assent; yet it is also frequently used for a ship he has been pleased to place us in here, wherein firm assent to a thing upon such grounds as fully to check our over-confidence.

Id. satisfy a prudent man.

Tillotson. At the end of the world, when the state of our If you like not my poem, the fault may possibly trial and probation shall be finished, it will be a probe in my writing ; bui more probably 'tis in your per season for the distribution of publick justice. morals, which cannot bear the truth of it. Dryden.

Nelson. Distinguish betwixt what may possibly, and what I suffer many things as an author militant, whereof, will probably, be done. L'Estrange's Fables. in your days of probation, you have been a sharer. Probability is the appearance of the agreement or

Pope to Swift. disagreement of two ideas, by the intervention Build a thousand churches, where these probationers proofs, whose connection is not constant; but ap- may read their wall lectures.

Swifi. pears for the most part to be so.

Locke. PROBATION, in the universities, is the examiIf a truth be certain, and thwart interest, it will nation and trial of a student who is about to take quickly fetch it down to but a probability; nay, if it his degrees. does not carry with it an impregnable evidence, it PROBATION, in the monastic sense, signifies will go near to debase it to a downright falsity.

the year of a noviciate, which a religieux must

South. They assented to things that were neither evident pass in a convent to prove his virtue and vocapor certain, but only probable ; for they conversed, tion, and whether he can bear the severities of

the rule. they merchandized, upon a probable persuasion of the honesty and truth of those whom they corresponded

PROBATIONER, in the church of Scotland, a with.

Id. student in divinity, who, bringing a certificate Our constitution in church or state could not from a professor in a university of his good probably have been long preserved without such morals, and his having performed his exercises methods.

Swift. to approbation, is admitted to undergo several Which tempers, if they were duly improved by trials; and, upon his acquitting himself properly proper studies, and sober methods of education, in these, receives a license to preach. would in all probability carry them to greater heights PROBA'TUM EST. Lat. probatum est. A of piety than are to be found amongst the generality phrase added to the end of a receipt, signifying of men.


it is tried or proved. PROBAT, or PROBATE, of a will or testament,

Vain the concern that you express, in law, is the exhibiting and proving of last wills That uncalled Alard will possess and testaments before the ecclesiastical judge

Your house and coach both day and night, delegated by the bishop, who is ordinary of the And that Macbeth was haunted less place where the party died.

By Banquo's restless sprite : PROBATION, n. s: Fr. probation ; Lat. Lend him but fifty louis d'or, PROBA'TIONARY, adj. probatio, from Lat. pro

shall never see him more; PROBA'TIONER, n. s. Sbo. Proof; testimony;

Take my advice, probatum est. PROBA'TIONERSHIP, act or time of proving,

Why do the gods indulge our store, Prok'ATORY, adj.

Prior. or of trial : probationary

But to secure our rest? and probatory mean serving for trial: probationer,

PROBE, n. s. Lat. probo. A slender one who is on his trial; hence, a novice: proba

PROBE-SCISSORS. ) wire by 'which surgeons tionership, his state or time of trial; noviciate. search the depth of wounds : probe-scissors, are Of the truth herein,

scissors attached to a probe. This present object made probation.

A round white stone was lodged, which was so fas

Shakspeare. Hamlet. tened in that part, that the physician with his probe In the practical part of knowledge, much will be could not stir it.

Fell. left to experience and probation, whereunto indication He'd raise a blush where secret vice he found ; cannot so fully reach. Bacon's Natural History. And tickle while he gently probed the wound. This root of bitterness was but a probationer in the

Dryden. soil ; and, though it set forth some offsets to preserve Nothing can be more painful, than to probe and its kind, yet Satan was fain to cherish them. search a purulent old sore to the bottom. South.

Decay of Piety.

I made search with a probe. Job's afflictions were no vindicatory punishments,

Wiseman's Surgery. but probatory chastisements to make trial of his The sinus was snipt up with probe-scissors. graces. Bramhall.

Wiseman. The kinds of probation for several things being as PROB’ITY, n. s. Fr. probité; Lat. probitas much disproportioned as the objects of the several Honesty; sincerity; veracity. senses are to one another.


The truth of our Lord's ascension might be deHear a mortal muse thy praise rehearse,

duced from the probity of the apostles. Fiddes. In no ignoble verse ;

So near approach we their celestial kind, But such as thy own verse did practise here,

By justice, truth, and probity of mind.

Pope. When thy first fruits of poesy were given, To make thyself a welcome inmate there;

PROB’LEM, n. s. French probleme ; While yet a young probationer,

PROBLEMAT'ICAL, adj. Gr. προβλημα. Α And candidate of heaven.


PROBLEMATICALLY, adv. S question proposed:

And you



problematical is, uncertain; questionable, the proceeds in any way; proceeding, and procedadverb corresponding.

ure, process; issue; transaction; manner of The problem is, whether a man constantly and proceeding; course of conduct: legal method of strongly believing that such a thing shall be, it doth help any thing to the effecting of the thing.


I proceeded forth and came from God; neither It is a question problematical and dubious, whe

came 1 of myself, but he sent me. John viii. 42. ther the observation of the sabbath was imposed

Temperately proceed to what you would upon Adam, and his posterity in paradise ? White.

Thus violently redress. Shakspeare. Coriolanus. Deeming that abundantly confirmed to advance it

A dagger of the mind, a false creation

Proceeding from the heat oppressed brain. above a disputable problem, I proceed to the next proposition. Hammond.


He will after his sour fashion, tell Although in general one understood colours, yet


What hath proceeded worthy note to-day. Id. were it not an easy problem to resolve, why grass is


I'll acquaint our duteous citizens I promised no better arguments than might be ex

With all your just proceedings in this case. Id. pected in a point problematical.


No known substance, but earth and the procedures

of earth, as tile and stone, yieldeth any moss or This problem let philosophers resolve,

herby substance.

Bacon. What makes the globe from West to East revolve ?'


He that seeketh victory over his nature, let him not guilt , leave a gate wide open to the whole tribe of cond will

make him a small proceeder, though by often Diligent enquiries into remote and problematical set himself

too great nor too small tasks ; for the first

will make him dejected by often failing; and the seinformers.


Id. PROBLEM, in geometry, is a proposition, These things, when they proceed not, they go backwherein some operation or construction is re- ward.

Ben Jonson's Catiline. quired; as to divide a line or angle, erect or let

Adam fall perpendiculars, &c. See GEOMETRY.

Proceeded thus to ask his heavenly guest. Problem, in logic, is a proposition that neither

Milton. appears absolutely true nor false; and conse To judgment he proceeded on the accused. ld. quently may be asserted either in the affirmative O Adam, one Almighty is, from whom or negative.

All things proceed, and up to him return. Id. PROBOS'CIS, n. S. Latin proboscis. A

Although the distinction of these several procedures snout; particularly the trunk of an elephant.

of the soul do not always appear distinct, especially The elephant wreathed, to make them sport,

in sudden actions, yet in actions of weight all these His lithe proboscis.


have their distinct order and procedure. PROBUS (Marcus Aurelius), from the son of

Hale's Origin of Mankind. a gardener, became, by his great valor as a sol- sum of money for his majesty's use, with direction in

Instead of a ship to levy upon his county such a dier, and his eminent virtues, emperor of Rome, what manner he should proceed against such as reto which dignity he was raised by the army, fused.

Clarendon. After having subdued the barbarous nations that Then to the prelude of a war proceeds ; had made incursions into different parts of the His horns, yet sore, he tries against a tree. empire, and governed with great wisdom and

Dryden. clemency, he was massacred in the seventh year All this proceeded not from any want of knowledge.

Id. of his reign, by some soldiers weary of the public works at which he made them labor, in I shall proceed to more complex ideas. 282. See Rome.

Locke. PROCAS, a king of Alba, one of the descend

The understanding brought to knowledge by deants of Æneas, the son and successor of Aven- grees, and in such a general proceeding, nothing is


Id. tinus, father of Amulius and Numitor, and

Clear the justice of God's proceedings, it seems reagreat-grandfather to Romulus.

sonable there should be a future judgment for a suitPROCATARC'TICK, adj. Gr. #poratapk- able distribution of rewards and punishments. TUROS. Forerunning; remotely antecedent.

Nelson. PROCATAR'XIS, n. s. An antecedent or This is the true procedure of conscience, always preexistent cause.

supposing a law from God, before it lays obligation The physician enquires into the procatarctick upon man.

South, Harvey. Since husbandry is of large extent, the poet singles Procatarsis is the pre-existent cause of a disease, out such precepts to proceed on as are capable of orwhich co-operates with others that are subsequent, nament.

Addison. whether internal or external; as anger or heat of cli This rule only proceeds and takes place, when a mate, which brings such an ill disposition of the person cannot of common law condemn another by juices, as occasions a fever : the ill disposition being his sentence.

A yliffe. the immediate cause, and the bad air the procatarctick It is a very unusual proceeding, and I would not

Quincy. have been guilty of it for the world. Arbuthnot. .PROCEED', v. n. & n. s. Fr. proceder ;

How severely with themselves proceed, PROCEED'ER, n. s.

The men who write such verse as who can read ?

Lat. proceda. To PROCEED'ING,

Their own strict judges, not a word they spare, PROCEDURE.

thing or place to
That wants or force, or light, or weight, or care.

Pope. another; advance; go forth in form or state; From the earliest ages of christianity there never issue; be propagated; transact; carry on an was a precedent of such a proceeding. Swift. affair inethodically; prosecute a legal suit; take Parts of the judicial procedure, which were at first effect; have its course: a proceeder is, he who only accidental, become in time essential. Johnson.



pass from


A cheek and lip-but why proceed?

end; the nostrils tubular; the legs slender and I loved her then I love her still;

long. It has the same faculty of spouting oil And such as I am love indeed

from its bill as the other species. Excepting in In fierce extremes—in good and ill. Byron.

breeding time, they are always at sea ; and are PROCELEUSMATICUS, in the ancient seen all over the vast Atlantic Ocean, at the poetry, a foot consisting of four short syllables, greatest distance from land; often following the or two pyrrhics, as hominibús.

vessels in great flocks, to pick up any thing that PROCELLARIA, in ornithology, a genus of falls from on board. They presage bad weather, birds, belonging to the order of anseres. The and caution the seamen of the approach of a beak is somewhat compressed, and without teeth; tempest, by collecting under the stern of the the mandibles are equal, the superior one being ships ; they brave the utmost fury of the storm, crooked at the point'; the feet are palmated, the sometimes skimming with incredible velocity hind claw being sessile, without any toe. La- along the hollows of the waves, sometimes on the tham enumerates twenty-four species, chiefly summits. These birds are the cypselli of Pliny, distinguished by their colors. The most remark- which he places among the apods of Aristotle ; able are the following :

not because they wanted feet, but were Kako oca, 1. P. aquinoctialis. It is nearly of the size or had bad or useless ones ; an attribute he gives of a raven ; its color is a deep sooty brown or to these species, on the supposition that they are blackish; on the chin there is a small patch of almost always on the wing. In August, 1772, white running down a little on each side from Pennant found them on the rocks called Macdothe lower mandible: the beak is of yellowish nald's Table, off the north end of the isle of Skye; white.

and conjectures they breed there. They lurked 2. P. cinerea, the petrel. The size of this under the loose stones, but their twittering noise bird is rather superior to that of the common betrayed them. gull : the bill very strong, much hooked at the 4. P. puffinus, the shear-water, is fifteen inches end, and of a yellow color. The nostrils are long, and thirty-one broad; the weight seventeen composed of two large tubes, lodged in one ounces; the bill is an inch and three-quarters sheath; the head, neck, whole under side of the long; nostrils tubular, but not very prominent; body and tail are white; the back and coverts the head, and whole upper side of the body, of the wings ash-colored; the quill-feathers wings, tail, and thighs, are of a sooty blackness ; dusky; and the legs yellowish. In lieu of a the under side from chin to tail, and inner coverts back toe, it has only a sort of spur, or sharp of the wings, white; the legs weak, and comstraight nail. These birds feed on the fat of whales, pressed sidewise; dusky behind, whitish before. &c., and are likewise said to eat sorrel, to qua- These birds are found in the Calf of Man; and, lify the unctuous diet they live on. This species as Mr. Ray supposes, in the Scilly Isles. They inhabit the isle of St. Kilda ; appear there in resort to the former in February; take possession November, and continue the whole year, except of the rabbit burrows, and disappear till April. September and October; lay a large, white, and They lay one egg, white and blunt at each end; very brittle egg; and the young are hatched in and the young are fit to be taken in the beginthe middle of June. No bird is of such use to ning of August; when great numbers are killed the islanders as this; it supplies them with oil by the person who farms the isle; they are salted for their lamps, down for their beds, a delicacy and barrelled ; and, when they are boiled, are for their tables, a balm for their wounds, and a eaten with potatoes. During the day, they keep medicine for their distempers. It is also a certain at sea fishing; and toward evening return to their prognosticator of the change of the wind : if it young; whom they feed, by discharging the concomes to land, no west wind is expected for tents of their stomachs into their mouths, which some time; and the contrary when it returns and by that time is turned into oil. They quit the keeps the sea. The whole genus of petrels have isle about the end of August; and are dispersed a peculiar faculty of spouting from their bills, to over the Atlantic. This species inhabits also the a considerable distance, a large quantity of pure Orkney Isles, where it makes its nest in holes on oil; which they do by way of defence, into the the earth near the shelves of the rocks and headface of any one that attempts to take them ; so that lands; it is called there the lyre; and is much they are, for the sake of this panacæa, seized by valued both as food, and for its feathers. The surprise, as this oil has been applied to medical inhabitants salt them in August for winter provipurposes. Frederick Martens, who had an op- sions. They also take the old ones in March; portunity of seeing vast numbers of these birds but they are then poor, and not so well tasted as at Spitzbergen, says they are very bold, and re the

young :

: they first appear in those islands in sort after the whale fishers in great flocks; and February. that, when a whale is taken, they light on it, and PROCEPTION, n. s. Lat. pro and capio. pick out large lumps of fat, even while the ani. Preoccupation; act of taking something sooner mal is alive; that the whales are often discovered than another. A word not in use. at sea by the multitudes of them flying; and Having so little power to offend others that I have that, when one is wounded, they immediately none to preserve what is mine own from their procepfollow its bloody track.

King Charles 3. P. pelagica, the stormy petrel, is about the PROCER'ITY, n. s. Lat. procerus. Tallness; bulk of the house swallow : the length six inches, height of stature. the extent of wings thirteen. The whole bird is We shall make attempts to lengthen out the hublack, except the coverts of the tail and vent-fea- man figure, and restore it to its ancient procerity. thers, which are white; the bill is hooked at the



Fr. proces ;

To slie,

When he met a tall woman he immediately com. The priests, Pontitius at their head, manded one of his Titanian retinue to marry her, In skins of beasts involved, the long procession led. that he might propagate procerity, and produce heirs

Dryden. to the father's habiliments.

Johnson. When this vast congregation was formed into a Mr. Higgins says he has observed that procerity regular procession, to attend the ark of the covenant, is much promoted by the equal length of the legs, the king marched at the head of his people, with more especially when they are long legs. Canning. hymns and dances.

Addison. PROC'ESS, n. s.


The Ethiopians held an annual sacrifice of twelve Tendency; progressive course; progress ; Aux; days to the gods ; all that time they carried their methodical arrangement or management; legal images in procession, and placed them at their fes

Broome. course or proceeding.

PROCESS IN LAW. See Law. That there is somewhat higher than either of these two, no other proof doth need, than the very process akin to a child in non-age, and who, in that re

PROCHEIN Amy, in law, the person next of man's desire, which being natural should be frustrate, if there were not some farther thing wherein it spect, is allowed to act for him, and be his guarmuight rest at the length contented, which in the dian, &c., if he hold land in soccage. former it cannot do.


an infant is not allowed to make an attorney : They declared unto him the whole process of that but the court will admit his next friend as plainwas, and with what success they had endured. tiff, or his guardian as defendant.

Knolles. PROCIDA, an island, with a sea-port of the Commend me to your honourable wife ;

same name, on the coast of Naples, between the Tell her the process of Antonio's end ;

island of Ischia and the promontory of Misenum. Say how I lov'd you ; speak me fair in death.

Though containing only seven square miles, the

Proceed by process,

population of this island exceeds 12,000, of Lest parties, as he is beloved, break out. Id.

whom a large proportion lives in the chief town,

Others derive their All processes ecclesiastical should be made in the carrying on a brisk trade. king's name, as in writs at the common law. support from fishing, and a few from rearing


vines and silk. Game is uncommonly abundant Immediate are the acts of God, more swift here. This island was taken by the English in Than time or motion ; but to human ears 1809, but soon after evacuated. It is twenty-two Cannot without process of speech be told. miles west of Naples.

Milton. PROCINCT', n. s. Lat. procinctus. ComMany acts of parliament have, in long process of plete preparation; preparation to the point of time, been lost, and the things forgotten.


action. Experiments, familiar to chymists, are unknown

When all the plain to the learned who never read chymical processes.

Covered with thick imbattled squadrons bright,

Boyle. That a suit of law, and all judicial process, is not

Chariots, and faming arms, and fiery steeds,

Reflecting blaze on blaze, first met his view, in itself a sin, appears from courts being erected by

War he perceived, war in procinct. Milion. consent in the apostle's days, for the management and conduct of them.


PROCKIA, in botany, a genus of the mono Saturnian Juno

gynia order, and polyandria class of plants; naAttends the fatal process of the war. Dryden. tural order doubtful : cal. triphyllous, besides The process of that great day, with several of the two leafets at the base : cor. berry quinqueanguparticular circumstances of it, are fully described by lar, and polyspermous. our Saviour.

Nelson. PROCLAIMI, v.a. Fr. proclamer ; Lat An age they live released

PROCLAI'MER, n. s. proclamo. To promul From all the labour, process, clamour, woe, ProclamaTION.“ Sgate or denounce soWhich our sad scenes of daily action know.

lemnly: openly tell; outlaw: proclamation is

Prior. In the parable of the wasteful steward, we have a

publication by authority; declaration of the lively image of the force and process of this tempta

king's will openly published. tion.


When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight The patricians they chose for their patrons, to an

against it, proclaim peace unto it. Deut. xx. 10. swer for their appearance, and defend them in any sword and to the pestilence.

I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the

Jer. xxxiv. 17. process.


I heard myself proclaimed.
French procession ;

If the king sent a proclamation for their repair to PROCES'SIONAL, adj. - Lat. processio. Pro- their houses, some nobleman published a protestation PROCESSIONARY. gress; a train march- against those proclamations.

Clarendon. ing in ceremonious solemnity: the adjective cor

Heralds, responding:

With trumpet's sound, throughout the host proclaim If there be cause for the church to go forth in A solemn council.

Milton. solemn procession, his whole family have such busi The great proclaimer, with a voice Dess come upon them that no one can be spared. More awful than the sound of trumpet, cryed

Hooker. Repentance, and heaven's kingdom nigh at hand Rogations or litanies were then the very strength To all baptised.

Id. Paradise Regained. and comfort of God's church, whereupon, in the She to the palace led her guest, year 506, it was by the council of Aurelia decreed, Then offered incense, and proclaimed a feast. that the whole church should bestow yearly, at the

Dryden. feast of Pentecost, three days in that processionary Some profligate'wretches, were the apprehensions

Id. of punishments of shame taken away, would as Hini all his train

openly proclaim their atheism as their lives do. Followed in bright procession. Milton.

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