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Canmore, who frequented this passage much, QUELPAERT, an island in the eastern seas, and patronised the town. It consists of one south of the peninsula of Corea. It was made street, chiefly inhabited by seafaring people. Its known to Europeans in 1635 by the wreck of a chief manufacture is soap. This borough unites Dutch vessel here, called the Sparrow-hawk. with Stirling, Dunfermline, Culross, and Inver- The crew were carried to the capital of Corea, keithing, in electing a representative in the impe- whence they with difficulty made their escape. rial British parliament. It is governed by a The island was also coasted by La Perouse, in provost, three bailies, dean of guild, and town 1787. It is chiefly composed of a mountain, council. It has two piers on the east and west, about 6000 feet high, whence the land slopes and the coast abounds with cod, haddocks, whit- down to the sea. The jealous character of the ings, skate, founders, herrings, lobsters, oysters, nation prevents any considerable intercourse becrabs, &c.

tween it and Europeans. Long. 126° 35' E., QUEENSTOWN, a neat place of Upper lat. 33° 14' N. Canada, on the Niagara, under the ridge called QUELQUE CHOSE. n. s. Fr. quelquechose. Queenstown Heights. It is the depot for the A trifle; a kickshaw. A word not adopted. merchandise brought from Montreal and Quebec, From country grass to comfitures of court, for the Upper province, and is remarkable for Or city's quelquechoses, let not report the romantic beauty and grandeur of its situa- My mind transport.

Donne. tion. It has a good capacious harbour, a church,

QUENCH, v. a. & v. n. Saxon cpencan ; court-house, stores for government and for the

Quench’ABLE, adj.

Goth. kuaugicen. Indian department, wharfs, and barracks. Much

Quench'ER, n. s. To extinguish;cool; commercial activity is displayed during the sea

QUENCH'less, adj. allay: hence to deson of navigation.' Queenstown suffered much stroy: as a neuter verb, to grow cool; the adduring the late war.

jectives and noun substantive corresponding. QUEER, adj. Of this word the original is not known,' says Dr. Johnson: “a correspondent

The fire had power in the water, forgetting his

own virtue ; and the water forgat his own quenching supposes a queer man to be one who has a


Wisdom xix. 20. to his name in a list.' But there is a Teut.

Since stream, air, sand, mine eyes and ears conkuerh, of this signification. Odd; stranges

spire, particular; churlish.

What hope to quench, where each thing blows the He never went to bed till two in the morning be

fire ?

Sidney. cause he would not be a queer fellow; and was every This is the way to kindle, not to quench. now and then knocked down by a constable, to sig

Shakspeare. nalise his vivacity.

Spectator. But if all aim but this be levelled false, QUEILING, or Koveiling, a city of China,

The supposition of the lady's death of the first rank, capital of QUANGSEE, (which Will quench the wonder of her infamy. d. see,) environed by mountains. Its name is de

Dost thou think, in time rived from a species of oderiferous flower, abun She will not quench, and let instructions ente dant in the neighbourhood, A rapid river, but Where folly Dow possesses ?

Id. Cymbeline. not navigable, flows under the walls. This city Come, bloody Clifford, rough Northumberland, is fortified, but does not equal other Chinese I dare your quenchless fury to more rage.

Shakspeare. capitals in wealth and population. Long. 1090 51' E., lat. 25° 12' N.

Milk quencheth wild-fire better than water, because

it entereth better. Bacon's Natural History. QUEIS, or Queiss, a river of the Prussian

When death's form appears, she feareth not states, which rises in Silesia, divides it from

An utter quenching or extinguishment; Lusatia, and falls into the Bober, above the

She would be glad to meet with such a lot town of Sagan. Its banks were, in Septembe: That so she might all future ill prevent. Daries. 1813, the scene of a battle between the French

The judge of torments, and the king of tears, and Prussians.

He fills a burnished throne of quenchiess fire. QUELL, v. a. m. s. Sax. cpellan; Dan.

Crashaw. QUEL'LER.

I quale. To


Subdued in fire the stubborn metal lies; crush; subdue: hence, as a noun-substantive, One draws and blows reciprocating air ; murder; violent death: a queller is a conqueror.

Others to quench the hissing mass prepare.
What cannot we put upon

Dryder. His spungy followers, who shall bear the guilt You have already quenched sedition's brand, Of our great quell? Sakspeare. Macbeth. And zeal, which burnt it, only warms the land.

Id. What avails Valour or strength, though matchless, quelled with

Covered with skin and hair keeps it warm, being pain,

naturally very cold, and also to quench and dissipate Which all subdues, and makes remiss the hands the force of any stroke, and retund the edge of any Of mightiest. Milton's Paradise Lost, weapon.

Pau. Tail, Son of the Most High,

Beseech God, that he will inflame thy heart with Queller of Satan, on thy glorious work

this heavenly fire of devotion; and, when thou hast Now enter. Id. Paradise Regained

obtained it, beware that thou neither quench it by This quelled her pride, but other doubts remained, any wilful sin, or let it go out again for want of That, once disdaining, she might be disdained. stirring it up and employing it.

Duty of Man. Dryden. When your work is forged, do not quench it in He is the guardian of the publick quiet, appointed water to cool it, but throw it down upon the floor or to restrain violence, to quell seditions and tumulls, hearth to cool of itself; for the quenching of it in and to preserve that peace which preserves the world. water will harden it. Moron's Mechanical Exercises.

Atterbury. Every draught, to him that has quenched his thirst,

is but a further quenching of nature, a provision for oval and oblong, undivided, serrated, petiolated Theun and diseases, a drowning of the spirits. leaves, downy and whitish underneath. The


varieties are broad-leaved, narrow-leaved, and His heart with wounds unnumbered riven, sometimes both sorts and other different shaped This back to earth, his face to heaven,

leaves on the same tree; also sometimes with i allen Hassan lies--his unclosed eye

sawed and prickly leaves. l'et lowering on his enemy,

Q. Moluccensis, Moluccan oak, commonly As if the hour that sealed his fate,

called American live oak, grows about forty feet Surviving left his quenchless hate. Byron.

high, having oval, spear-shaped, smooth, entire QUENTIN, (St.), a fine town in the north- leaves, and small oblong eatable acorns. east of France, and department of the Aisne, is Q. phellos, the willow-leaved American oak, situated on the Somme, and near the canals of grows forty or fifty feet high, having long narCrozat and St. Quentin. It stands on an emi- row, smooth, entire leaves, like those of the nence, in a strong position, but its fortifications willow. There is a variety called the dwarf have been long neglected. It contains a public willow-leaved oak. square, in which is situated the hotel de ville, Q. prinus, the chestnut-leaved American oak, and the ancient cathedral, both in the Gothic grows fifty or sixty feet high; having larye style. It has long been noted for its linen, oblong-oval smooth leaves, pointed both ways, thread, cambric, lawn, gauze, and latterly for its the edges sinuated serrated, with the sinuses cottons. In these a surprising number of hands uniformly round. are employed, and a great export trade carried Q. robur, the common English oak, grows on with Holland, Germany, and other foreign from about sixty or seventy to 100 feet high, countries. The French were defeated here in a with a prodigiously large trunk, and monstrous general engagement by the Spaniards, in 1557. spreading head; oblong leaves, broadest towards Population 11,000. Twenty-two miles south of the top, the edges acutely sinuated, having the Cambray, forty south by east of Arras.

angles obtuse. There is a variety, having the QUERCUS, the oak tree, a genus of the leaves finely striped with white. This species polyandria order and monæcia class of plants; grows in great abundance all over England, in natural order fiftieth, amentaceæ : Cal. nearly woods, forests, and hedge-rows. quinquefid : cor. none; the stamina are from The following are the dimensions of some of five to ten in number : FEMALE CAL. monophyl- the finest oaks at Welbeck, as stated in a pamlous, very entire, and scabrous : cor. none; the phlet by Hayman Rooke, esq., F. S. A.:— The styles are from two to five, and there is an ovate Green Dale Oak is said to be 700 years old. seed. Dr. Rees describes eighty-four species of Girth of the trunk above the arch thirty-five quercus; the following are some of the most feet; height of the arch ten feet three inches; mportant.

width six feet three inches; and height of the Q. ægilops, the large prickly-cupped Spanish tree, to the top of the live stump, fifty-four feet. oak, grows seventy or eighty feet high, or more, The Porters are two very large trees, and are so with a very large trunk, and widely spreading called from the circumstance of there formerly head, having a whitish bark, large oblong-oval having been a gate placed between them. The deeply serrated smooth leaves, the serratures first measures in circumference at the ground bowed backwards, and large acorns placed in thirty-eight feet; at a yard high twenty-seven singularly large prickly cups. This is a noble feet; al two yards twenty three feet; total height species, nearly equal in growth to our common ninety-eight feet six inches; and solidity 848 English oak.

feet! The other in girth at the surface thirtyQ. cerris, the smaller prickly-cupped Spanish four feet; at one yard high twenty-three feet; oak, grows thirty or forty feet high, and has at two yards twenty feet; height eighty-eight oblong, lyre-shaped, pinnatifid, transversely jag- feet; and solidity 744 feet. The Duke's Walkged leaves, downy underneath, and small acorns ing Stick, in girth at the ground twenty-one . placed in prickly cups.

feet; at one yard high fourteen feet; stem seventy Q. coccifera, the scarlet or kermes oak, grows feet six inches; total height 111 feet; and but fourteen or fifteen feet high, branching all solidity 440 feet. The Oak and Ash. Girth of the way, and of bushy growth ; with large oval, both at the ground thirty-six feet; of the oak at undivided, indented, spinous leaves; and pro- one yard high eighteen feet; at two yards fifteen ducing small glandular excrescences; called feet four inches, and height ninety-two feet. kermes or scarlet grain, used by the dyers. See The ash is comparatively very small; it leaves Coccus and KERMES.

the oak at a small distance above the ground, Q. esculus, of Pliny, or the cut-leaved Italian and unites again at eight or nine feet high ; then oak, grows about thirty feet high, having a branches out, and towers with it for some thirty purplish bark, oblong deeply sinuated smooth or forty feet. Dr.Walker mentions an oak, at Loch leaves, and long slender close-sitting acorns in Arkeg in Lochaber, which measured twenty-four very large cups.

feet six inches, at the height of four feet from Q. gramuntia, the Montpelier holly-leaved the ground. evergreen oak, grows forty or fifty feet high; and The English oak is as remarkable for its slowhas oblong-oval, close-sitting, sinuated spinous ness of growth and longevity as for its bulk; leaves, downy underneath, bearing a resemblance the trunk has been often observed to have reachto the leaves of the holly.

ed the size of not more than twenty inches, and Q. the common evergreen oak, grows sometimes not more than rteen, in the space forty or fifty feet high, having a smooth bark, of fourscore years. In regard to bulk we have

an account of an oak belonging to lord Powis, had traditions of some in England (how far to growing in Broomfield wood, near Ludlow in be depended upon we know not) that have atShropshire, in 1764, the trunk of which mea tained to more than double that age. sured sixty-eight feet in girth, twenty-three in Q. rubra, the red Virginian oak, grows about length, and which, reckoning ninety feet for the sixty feet high, having a dark grayish bark, long larger branches, contained in the whole 1455 obtusely sinuated leaves, with the sinuses terfeet of timber, round measure, or twenty-nine minated by bristly points, and have sometimes load and five feet, at fifty feet to a load. The red spotted veins, but generally dyeing in Cowthorp oak, near Wetherby in Yorkshire, lays autumn to a reddish color, remaining on the a claim to being the father of the forest. Dr. trees late in the season. Hunter, who, in his edition of Evelyn, has Q. suber, the cork tree, grows thirty or forty given an engraving of it, says that within three feet high, having a thick, rough, fungous, c!eft feet of the surface it measures sixteen yards, and bark, and oblong-oval, undivided, serrated leaves, close to the ground twenty-six. In 1776, though downy underneath. This species furnishes that in a ruinous condition, it was eighty-five feet useful material cork; it being the bark of the high, and its principal limb extended sixteen tree, which becomes of a thick fungous nature, yards from the bole. The foliage was very under which, at the same time, is formed a new thin. If this measurement was taken as the bark, and, the old one being detached for use, the dimensions of the real stem, the size of this tree still lives, and the succeeding young bark tree would be enormous; but like most very becomes also of the same thick spungy nature large trees, its stem is short, spreading wide at in six or seven years, fit for barking, having the base, the roots rising above the ground like likewise another fresh bark forming under it, buttresses to the trunk, which is similar, not to a becoming cork like the others in the like period cylinder, but to the frustum of a cone. Mr. of time; and in this manner these trees wonderMarshman says, “I found it in 1768 at four fully furnish the cork for our use, of which are feet, forty feet six inches ; at five feet, thirty-six made the corks for bottles, bungs for barrels, and feet six inches; and at six feet, thirty-two feet numerous other useful articles. The tree grows one inch. In the principal dimensions it is in great plenty in Spain and Portugal, and from exceeded by the Bentley oak, of which the same these countries we receive the cork. The writer gives the following account :- In 1759 Spaniards burn it, to make that kind of light the oak in Holt forest, near Bentley, was at black we call Spanish black, used by painters. seven feet, thirty-four feet. Th is a large The Spaniards line stone walls with cork, which excrescence at five and six feet, that would not only renders them very warm, but corrects render the measure unfair. In 1778 this tree the moisture of the air. All the above species was increased half an inch in ten years. It does of quercus produce flowers annually in the not appear to be hollow, but by the trifling in- spring, about April or May, of a yellowish color, crease I conclude it not sound. These dimen- but make no ornamental appearance, and are sions, however, are exceeded by those of the males and females separated in the same tree; Boddington oak, near the turnpike road between the males being in loose amentums, and the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, in the vale of females sitting close to the buds in thick leathery Gloucester. The stem is remarkably collected hemispherical calyxes, succeeded by the fruit or at the root, the sides of its trunk being much acorns, which are oval nuts fixed by their base more upright than those of large trees in general; into rough permanent cups, and mostly sit quite and yet its circumference at the ground is about close, and some on short foot-stalks, ripening in twenty paces ; measuring with a two foot rule it autumn, which in the common English oak are is more than eighteen yards. At three feet high in great abundance, and often in tolerable plenty it is forty-two feet, and where smallest, i. e. from on some of the other sorts ; those of all the kinds five to six feet high, it is thirty-six feet. At six serve for propagating their respective species ; feet it swells out larger, and forms an enormous they are also excellent food for swine and deer, head, which has been furnished with huge, and the common acorns in particular. All the above probably extensive, arms. But time and the species will prosper in any middling soil and fury of the wind have robbed it of much of its open situation, though in a loamy soil they are grandeur, and the greatest extent of arm in 1783 generally more prosperous; however there are was eight yards from the stem.

but few soils in which oak will not grow; they In the Gentleman's Magazine for May, 1794, will even thrive tolerably in gravelly, sandy, we have an account of an oak tree growing in and clayey land, as may be observed in many Penshurst Park in Kent, together with an en- parts of this country of the common oak. Begraving. It is called the bear or bear gak, from sides the grand purposes to which the timber is being supposed to resemble that which Camden applied in navigation and architecture, and the thought gave name to the county of Berkshire. bark in tanning of leather, there are other uses The dimensions of the tree are these :

to which the different parts of this tree have been Ft. In.

referred. The Highlanders use the bark to dye Girth close to the ground


their yarn of a brown color, or, mixed with copGirth one foot from the ground

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peras, of a black color. The acorns are a good Girth five feet from the ground


food to fatten swine and turkeys. See Oak. Height taken by shadow

73 0

Q. marina, the sea oak, in botany, the name of Girth of lowest, but not largest, limb

one of the broad-leaved dichotomous sea tucuses. 9

It is not agreed among the late botanists, what With respect to longevity, Linné gives an was the sea oak of Theophrastus ; Clusius and account of an oak 260 years old ; but we have Cæsalpinus suppose it to have been a species of


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the shrubby coralline; but Theophrastus says. I shall conclude, with proposing only some queries, the sea oak had a long, thick, and fleshy leaf; in order to a farther search to be made by others.

Newton. whence we may conclude it to have been of the fucus class.

This shews the folly of this query, that might always

be demanded, that would impiously and absurdly atQUEʻRELE, n. s. Fr. querelle ; Lat. querela. tempt to tie the arm of omnipotence from doing any A complaint to a court. See QUARREL. thing at all, because it can never do its utmost. A circumduction obtains not in causes of appeal,

Bentley. but in causes of first instance and simple querele only. Each prompt to query, answer, and debate.

Three Cambridge sophs,

The juggling sea god when by chance trepanned
QUERETARO, a city in the intendancy of By some instructed querist sleeping on the strand,
Mexico, the largest after Mexico in this part of Impatient of all answers, strait became
the republic. From north to south it is sheltered A stealing brook.

Swift's Miscellanies. by a mountain ; and thence begins its celebrated

QUERN, n. s. Sax. cpeopn; Dan. querno; glen, irrigated by a large river, the waters being Swed. quarne. A hand-mill. introduced by means of hidden aqueducts,

Skim milk, and sometimes labour in the quern, which are reduced to twelve currents running And bootless make the breathless huswife churn.

Shakspeare. from the mother stream. Thus the water is let

Some apple colonred corn in upon 2000 houses, to which are attached

Ground in fair querns, and some did spindles turn. gardens, abounding in a thousand kinds of fruits

Chapman. and flowers, European and American. It has

QUERʻPO), n. s. Span. cuerpo.

A dress three grand squares, from which the streets close to the body; a waistcoat. extend to the four cardinal points. Here is also a

I would fain see him walk in querpo, like a cased celebrated aqueduct for carrying the water to the rabbit, without his holy fur upon his back. Dryden. city, having forty arches of thirty-five yards high.

QUERʻULOUS, adj. / Lat.querulus. MournThe church is magnificent, and there are several

QuerʻULOUSLY, adv. S ing; whining; comIn this city are fabricated fine cloths,

plaining : the adverb corresponding. baizes, &c., and several tanneries. Humboldt

Although they were a people by nature hardalso visited a great manufactory of cigars, in hearted, querulous, wrathful, and impatient of rest which 3000 people, including 1900 women were

and quietness, yet was there nothing of force to work employed. Here are consumed 130 reams, and the subversion of their state, till the time before2770 pounds of tobacco leaf. Queretaro is sit- mentioned was expired.

Hooker. uated 6374 feet above the level of the sea. Hum The pressures of war have cowed their spirits, as boldt estimates the population at 35,000. Nine- may be gathered from the very accent of their words, ty-five miles north-west of Mexico.

which they prolate in a whining kind of querulous QUERFURT, a town of Prussian Saxony, in tone, as if still complaining and crest-fallen.

Howel's Vocal Forest. the government of Merseburg, on the river Quern. It was formerly the chief place of a

Though you give no countenance to the complaints

of the querulous, yet curb the insolence of the injuprincipality. Population 2500. Fifteen miles


Locke. west of Merseburg, and twenty-nine west of

His wounded ears complaints eternal fill, Leipsic.

As unoiled hinges, querulously shrill.

Young. QUERIA, in botany, a genus of the trigynia

A querulous old woman's voice order, and triandria class of plants; natural His humorous talent next employs ; order twenty-second, caryophillei : CAL: penta He scolds and gives the lie. Cowper. phyllous : CAPS. unilocular and

QUESNAY (Francis), a French physician and trivalved, with one SEED. There are two species, writer on political economy, was born in 1994, viz. :--1. Q. Canadensis, and 2. Q. Hispanica. near Montfort l'Amaury, in the isle of France.

QUERIMBA, the name of islands, extending His father was a farmer, and he acquired the rualong the eastern coast of Africa, to the south of diments of his profession as a surgeon in the Cape Delgado. When discovered by the Por- country, when, going to the metropolis, he betuguese, they were inhabited by Arabs, who were

came secretary to a society for the improvement nearly exterminated by their European visitors. of surgery. At length he obtained the situation The Querimbas have since been re-peopled by of physician to madame de Pompadour, and Portuguese and their slaves from Mosambique. through her interest became physician to the The principal island is four or five miles long, king. His simplicity of manners and discontaining about thirty farm houses, and a small interestedness are said to have formed a fort. It was lately plundered by the pirates of strong contrast with the characters of those Madagascar.

around him ; towards the latter part of life he QUERIMOʻNIOUS, adj.1 Lat. querimonia. became the leader of the political economists of

QUERIMONIOUSLY, adv.) Querulous; com France. Quesnay, however, by no means antiplaining: the adverb corresponding.

cipated the result of his doctrines; and was

much attached to the royal family, and especially To thee, dear Thom, myself addressing, Most querimoniously confessing. Denham.

to the king, who called him his thinkerpen

seur.' He was author of a Philosophical Essay on QUE’RY, n. s. & v.a.? Lat. quære. A ques- the Animal Economy, 3 vols. 12mo.; and vari

QUE'Rist, n. s. Stion; matter of enqui- ous surgical and medical works, besides articles ry: an enquirer; proposer of questions. in the Encyclopédie, and tracts on Physiocrasy,

I shall propose some considerations to my gentle or the Government most Advantageous to the querist

Spectator. Human Race, 1768, 8vo., &c.


none :


quest of it.

QUESNE (Abraham marquis Du), admiral Run with these false and most contrarious quests of the naval forces of France, was born in Nor Upon thy doings. Id. Measure for Pleasure. mandy in 1610. He contributed to the defeat

See, that you come of the naval power of Spain before Gattari; was

Not to woo honour, but to wed it; when dangerously wounded before Barcelona in 1642, The bravest questant shrinks, find what you seek, and on other occasions : he went into the ser

That fame may cry you loud. Shakspeare.

Six and thirty of his knights, vice of the Swedes, and became vice-admiral;

Hot questrists after hini, met him at the gate, gave the Danes an entire defeat, kilied their ad

Are gone with him tow’rd Dover.

Id. miral, and took his ship. He was recalled into

Their principal working was upon penal laws, France in 1647, and commanded the squadron wherein they spared none, great nor small, but sent to Naples. The naval affairs of France raked over all new and old statules, having ever a being much fallen, he fitted out divers ships for rabble of promoters, questmongers, and leading jurors the relief of the royal army that blocked up at their command. Bourdeaux; which was the principal cause of

Gad not abroad at every quest and call the surrender of the town. He was very fortu

Of an untrained hope or passion. Herbert. nate in the last wars of Sicily, where he beat the

An aged man in rural weeds, Dutch thrice, and De Ruyter was killed. He Following, as seemed, the quest of some stray ewe.

Milton. also obliged the Algerines to sue for peace from

There's not an African, France in a very humble manner. Asia, Africa,

That traverses our vast Numidian deserts and Europe, felt the effects of his valor. He

In quest of prey, and lives upon his bow, was a Protestant; nevertheless the king bestowed

But better practices these boasted virtues. on him the land of Bouchet. He died in 1668.

· Addison. QUESNEL (Pasquier), an able French di ”Twould be not strange, should we find Paradise vine, of the congregation of the Oratory, distin- at this day, where Adam left it: and I the rather guished on account of the church dissensions to note this, because I see there are some so earnest in which his writings gave rise. He was born at

Woodward, Paris in 1634, and early devoted himself to

The insolence of his mistress quickly disgusted literary studies. He gave offence to the court him, and he went up to London in quest of more of Rome by an edition of the works of Leo the

suitable employment.

Johnson. Great in 1675; but that which excited the QUESTION, n. s., v. n. & v.a. French and greatest animosity was his New Testament, with QUESTIONABLE, adj.

Span. qutsmoral reflections, in vols. 8vo.; from which QUESTIONARY,

tton; ital. 101 propositions being extracted, they were con QUESTIONER, n. s.

questione ; demned by the celebrated bull, Unigenitus, as


Lat. quastio. favoring the doctrines of the Jansenists. Father Enquiry; interrogatory; examination ; dispute; Quesnel retired to Brussels, and afterwards to matter of dispute or debate ; controversy; judiAmsterdam, where he died in 1719. His New cial trial; examination by torture; act of seekTestament was translated into English by Mr. ing : to question is to enquire; debate by interRussell, and published in 1729,4 vols. 8vo. Dr. rogatory; and, as a verb active, examine one by Adam Clarke strongly recommends it,

questions ; doubt: questionable is, doubtful; QUESNOY, a fortified town of French Flan- disputable ; suspicious: questionary, enquiring: ders, having a population of 4000, besides a questioner, he who enquires : questionless, small garrison, and some trade in wood, silk, doubtless : clear ; without or beyond enquiry. cottons, starch, and tobacco. It was taken by

There arose a question between some of John's the Austrians in 1793, but retaken by the French disciples and the Jews about purifying. St. Jolen. in 1794. Twenty miles east by north of Cam

suddenly out of this delightful dream bray. It is also the name of another, but less The man awoke, and would have questioned more, remarkable town of French Flanders, on the But he would not endure the woful theme. Deule. Population 3700. Six miles north

Spenser. west of Lisle.

If we being defendants do answer, that the cereQUEST, n. s. & d. n. Fr. queste. Search; monies in question are godly, comely, decent, proQUEST'ANT,

enquiry; examination; fitable for the church, their reply is childish and unQUEST'MAN, act of seeking: those orderly to say, that we demand the thing in questwn.

Hooker. QUEST'MONGER, who seek taken collec

Your accustomed clemency will take in good QUEST'RIST. tively: to go in search:

wo the offer of these my simple labors, bestowed a questant and questrist mean a seeker or searcher: for the necessary justification of laws heretofore made a questman or questmonger, a starter of law-suits questwnuble, because not perfectly understood. or prosecutions.

ld. Dedication. None but such as this bold ape unblest,

This is not my writing, Can never thrive in that unlucky quest.

Though I confess much like the character:

Spenser. But out of question 'tis Maria's hand. If lusty love should go in quest of beauty,

Shakspeare. Where should he find it fairer than in Blanch?

As it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes,

Shukspeare. So may he with more facile question bear it;
What's my offence ?

For that it stands not in such warlike brace, Where is the evidence that doth accuse me ?

But altogether lacks the abilities What lawful quest have given their verdict up That Rhodes is dressed in.

Id. Unto the frowning judge ?

Id. Richard III. 1 pray you think you question with a Jew; O place and greatness.! millions of false eyes You may as well use question with the wolf, Are stuck upon thee ; volumes of report

Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb. ld.

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