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Homer does not only vutshine all other poets in the Let's leach ourselves that honourable stop variety, but also in the novelty of his characters. Not to outsport discretion. Shaks poure. Vihello.


OUTSPREAD', v. a. Out and spread. To We should see such as would outshine the rebel- extend; to diffuse. lious part of their fellow-subjects, as much in their

With sails ou!spread we fly. Pope. gallantry as in their cause.


OUTSTAND', v. u. Out and stand. Such accounts are a tribute due to the memory of those only who have outshove the rest of the support; to resist.

Each could demolish the other's work with ease world by their rank as well as their virtues.


enouglı, but not a man of them tolerably defend his

own; which was sure never to outstand the first atHappy you! tack that was made.

Il'oodward, Whose charms as far all other nymphs outshine, As others' gardens are excelled by thine. Pope.

I have outstovd my time, which is material

To the tender of our present. OUTSHOOT', v.u. Out and shoot. To exceed in shooting.

Shakspeare. Cymbeline. The forward youth

OUTSTARE', v. a. Out and stare. To face Will learn t' outshoot you in your proper bow.

down; to brow-beat; to out-face with effron

Dryden. tery. Men are resolved never to outshoot their fore- I would outstare the sternest eyes that look, father's mark; but write one after another, and so To win thee, lady. the dance goes round in a circle.


Shakspeare. Merchant of Venice. OUTSIDE, n. s. Out and side. Superficies; Outstares the lids of large-lookt tyranny. Crushat.

These curtained windows, this self-prisoned eye, surface; external part; superficial appearance;

OUT'STREET, n. s. Out and street. Street extreme part; the part beyond.

in the extremities of a town. You shall find his vanities forespent

OL'TSTRETCII', v. a. Out and stretch. To Were but the outside of the Roman Brutus Covering discretion with a coat of folly.

extend; to spread out. Shukspeure.

Make hiin stand upon the mole-hill, Fortune forbid, my outside have not charmed her! That caught at mountains with out-stretched arms. Id.

Shakspeare. Your outside promiseth as much as can be expected

Out-stretched he lay on the cold ground, and oft from a gentleman.

Cursed his creation.

Milton's Paradise Lost. Hold an arrow in a Aame for the space of ten

A mountain, at whose verdant feet pulses, and, when it cometh forth, those parts which A spacious plain, oue-stretched, in circuit wide

Lay pleasant.

Id. Paradise Regained. were on the outsides of the fame are blacked and turned into a coal.


Does Theseus burn! What admirest thou, what transports thee so ?

And must not she with out-stretched arms receive

him? An outside? fair, no doubt, and worthy well

Milton. Thy cherishing and thy love.


And with an equal ardour meet his vows ? What pity that so exquisite an outside of a head OUTSTRIP', v.a. According to Skinner, should not have one grain of sense in it.

out and Germ. spritzen, to spout. To outgo; L'Estrange.

leave behind. The leathern outside, boisterous as it was,

If thou wilt out-strip death, go across the seas, Gave way and bent.


And live with Richmond from the reach of hell. The ornaments of conversation, and the outside of

Shakspeare. fashionable manners, will come in their due time.

Do not smile at me, that I boast her off ; Locke.

For thou shalt find, she will out-strip all praise, Created beings see nothing but our outside, and

And make it halt behind her. Id. Tempest. can therefore only frame a judgment of us from our

Thou both their graces in thyself hast more exterior actions.

Addison's Spectator.

Out-stript, than they did all that went before. I threw open the door of my chamber, and found

Ben Jonson. the family standing on the outside.


My soul, more earnestly released, Two hundred load upon an acre, they reckon the will out-strip hers; as bullets flown before outside of what is to be laid.


A later bullet may o'ertake, the powder being more. OUTSIT', v.a. Out and sit. To sit beyond

Donne. the time of any thing.

With such array Harpalice bestrode He that prolongs his meals and sacrifices his time, Her Thracian courser, and out-stripp'd the rapid flood. as well as his other conveniences, to his luxury, how quickly does he outsit his pleasure !

A fox may be out-witted, and a hare out-stript.

L'Estrange. OUTSLEEP', v.a. Out and sleep. To sleep beyond.

He got the start of them in point of obedience,

and thereby mul-stript them at length in point of Lovers, to bed ; 'tis almost fairy time :


South. I fear we shall outsleep the coming morn.


Out and sweeten. Shukspeare.

To excel in sweetness. OUTSPEAK', v. a. Out and speak. To speak something beyond; to exceed.

The leaf of eglantine, which not to slander,

Out-sueetened not thy breath.
Rich stuffs and ornaments of household

Shakspeare, Cymbeline.
I find at such proud rate, that it out speaks OUT-SWEAR', v.a. Out and swear.
Possession of a subject.


overpower by swearing. Shakspeare. llenry VIII.

We shall have old swearing, OUTSPORT, v. a. Out and sport. To sport But we'll out-face them, and out-swear them too. beyond.


Shaksp are.

OUT-TONGUE', v.a. Out and tongue. To OUT-WELL', v.a. Out and well. To pour bear down by noise.

out. Not in use.
Let him do his spite :

As when old father Nilus 'gins to swell,
My services, which I have done the signory, With timely pride about the Ægyptian vale,
Shall out-longue his complaints. Shakspeare. His fattie waves do fertile slime out-well,
OUT-TALK', v. a.
Out and talk. To over-

And overflow each plain and lowly dale. Spenser. power by talk.

OUTWIT, v. a. Out and wit. To cheat; This gentleman will out-talk us all. Shukspeare. to overcome by stratagem.

OUT-VALUE, v.a. Out and value. To Justice forbids defrauding, or going beyond our transcend in price.

brother in any manner, when we can over-reach and

Kettlewell. He gives us in this life an earnest of expected joys, out-wit him in the same. that oul-values and transcends all those momentary After the death of Crassus, Pompey found himself pleasures it requires us to forsake. Boyle. out witted by Cæsar, and broke with him. Dryden. OUT-VENÄOM, v.a. Out and venom. To

The truer hearted any man is, the more liable he exceed in poison.

is to be imposed on; and then the world calls it out. 'Tis slander;

witting a man, when he is only out-knaved. Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose

L'Estrange. tongue

Nothing is more equal in justice, and indeed more Out-renoms all the worms of Nile. Shakspeare,

natural in the direct consequence of effects and OUTVIE', v.a. Out and vie. To exceed ; selves; and for such as wrestle with Providence, to

causes, than for men wickedly wise to out-wit themto surpass.

South. For folded flocks, or fruitful plains,

trip up their own heels.

OUT WORK, n. s. Out and work. The Fair Britain all the world outvies. Dryden. One of these petty sovereigns will be still endea. parts of a fortification next the enemy. vouring to equal the pomp of greater princes, as

Take care of our out-work, the navy royal, which well as to out-vie those of his own rank.. Addison.

are the walls of the kingdom ; and every great ship OUT-VIL'LAIN, v. a. Out and villain. To is an impregnable fort ; and our many safe and comexceed in villany.

modious ports as the redoubts to secure them.

Bacon. He hath out-oillained villainy so far, that the

Death hath taken in the cut-works, rarity redeems bim.


And now assails the fort; I feel, I feel him OUT-VOICE', v. a. Out and voice. To out- Gnawing my heart-strings.

Denham. roar; to exceed in clamor.

OUTWORN', part. From out-wear. ConThe English beach

sumed or destroyed by use.
Pales in the flood with men, with wives and boys,
Whose shouts and claps out-voice the deep-mouthed

Better at home lie bed-rid, idle,
Inglorious, unemployed, with age out-worn.

Milton. OUT-VOTE', v.a. Out and vote. To con

OUTWREST, v.a. Out and wrest. To exquer by plurality of suffrages.

tort by violence. They were out-voted by other sects of philosophers,

The growing anguish neither for fame nor number less than themselves.

Rankled so sore and festered inwardly,

Till that the truth thereof I did out-wrest.
OUT-WALK', v. a. Out and walk. Το

Spenser. leave one in walking. OUT-WALL, n. s. Out and wall. Outward Out-done: exceeded in efficacy.

OUTWROUGHT', part. Out and wrought. part of a building ; superficial appearance.

In your violent acts, For confirmation that I am much more

The fall of torrents and the noise of tempests, Than my out-wall, open this purse, and take

The boyling of Charybdis, the sea's wildness, What it contains. Shakspeare. King Lear.

The eating force of fames, and wings of winds, OUT-WEED', v. a. Out and weed. To ex

Be all out-wrought by your transcendent furies. tirpate as a weed.

Ben Jonson. Wrath is a fire, and jealousy a weed;

OUTWORTH', v.a. Out and worth. To The sparks soon quench, the springing weed out- excel in value. weed.


A beggar's book OUTWEIGH', v.a. Out and weigh. To Out-worths a noble's blood. exceed in gravity, or excel in influence.

Shakspeare. Henry VIII. If any think brave death out-weighs bad life, OWE, v. a. 2 Sax. ahan; Goth. aga; Isl. Let him express his disposition. Shakspeare.

Owing, part. i eg. To have or be obliged to These instruments require so much strength for the supporting of the weight to be moved, as may be pay; to be indebted ; to be obliged for; hence equal unto it, besides that other super-added power to have, as from a cause; possess : owing, conwhereby it is out-weighed and moved.


sequential; imputable to; and, in a passive but All your care is for your prince I see, improper sense, due as a debt. Your truth to him out-weighs your love to me. I owe you much, and, like a witless youth,

Dryden. That which I owe is lost. Whenever he finds the hardship of his slavery out

Shakspeare. Merchant of Venice. veigh the value of his life, it is in his power, by re

Not poppy nor mandragora, sisting the will of his master, to draw on himself the Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world, death he desires.

Locke. Shall ever med'cine thee to that sweet sleep The marriage of the clergy is attended with the Which thou owed'st yesterday. Id. Othello. poverty of some of them, which is balanced and out

If any happy eye weighed by many single advantages. Atterbury. This roving wanton shall descry,


Let the finder surely know

D. D. Dr. Owen enjoyed the post of vice-chanMine is the way; tis I that oui

cellor five years; during which he behaved with The siunea wanderer.

Crushaw. the greatest moderation to the royalists. At the By me apheld, that he way know how frail

death of Croinwell, he was removed from the this fallen condition is, and to meme

vice-chancellorship; and at the Restoration was All his deliverance, and to none but me. Milton.

ejected from his deanery of Christ Church, when ill your parts of pror's duty done, You vite your Ormond nothing but a son. Drudlen.

he retired to an estate he had purchased at IladYou are both too bold:

ham. Lord Clarendon afterwards offered to Ill teach you all what's ony to your queen.

Id. prefer him if he would conform, but he declined. It, upoa the yeneral balance of trade, English lle died at Ealing in 1983. His works are merchants ove to foreigners one hundred thousand printed in 7 vols. folio. pounds, if commodities do not, our money must go Owna, (William), R. A., an English artist of out 10 pay it.

Loke. considerable reputation, was a native of ShropThe dibi, ouing from che country to the other, shire, and born in 1769. He was educated at cannot be pail without real effects sent thither to the grammar-school, Ludlow, where his pasthat value.


sionate lore of painting attracted the notice of If we estimate things, what in them is owing to nature, and what to labour, we will find in most of Mr. Payne Knight. By the advice and assistance them 1', to be on the account of labour. 1.1.

of that liberal patron he was sent to London, son mois help and honor iv his father; and is a

and placed under Charles Catton; he made an subject less indebted to the hin? Holudy.

excellent copy of one of Sir Joshua Reynolds's This was owing to an indiference to the pleasures portraits, in consequence of which that great of life, and an aversion to the pomps of it.

painter paid him much attention; and, after

Allerbury. come slight pecuniary difficulties, setuled, in ( deen thy fall not vred to nian's decice, 1800, at l'imlico. In 1813 our artist was apJuie hated Greece, and puuished Greece in thee. pointed principal portrait painter to the prince


recent, on which occasion he was offered, but The custom of parricular impeachments was not declined, the honor of knighthood. His profeslimited any more than that of struggles between sional emoluments, as well as his reputation, nobles and commons; the ruin of Greece was owing continuing to increase, he in 1818 removed to to the former, as that of Rome was to the latter.

an establishment in Bruton Sireet, but from this

But the monarchi owr's

time his health abuwoncil him ; and, although Ilis firin stability to what he storns,

he survivedull the Tebruary of 1327, vet, during More fixed below, the more disturbed above. the tise last years of' bis life, he could only bear


to be wheeleil from his bed-room to his drawingFor me, who, when I'm happy, que room. llis disease was immediately occasione.) by No thanks to forture that lia so,

the carelessness of a chemist's apprentice, who, Who long have leamed to look at one

mixing up for his use a cathartic, ind a preparaDear object, and at one alone. Sheridan:.

tion of opium, known by the name of · Battley's OWEN (Dr. Jolin), an eminent and learned Drops,'transposend the labels of the phials. The dissenting minister, born in 1616, at ladham in vhole contents of the one', containing the latter, Oxfordshire, of which place his fither was vicar. here in consequence swallower, and the patient Attwelve years of age he wasalnuttendinto Queen's fell into a letharry that prorea fatal. Imon; Collose, Oxford, and in 1653.5 Wits made A. II., liis liistorical piecpa, his Blind Boger of Beilbut soon afier, disapproving the new rezulations nal Grren; The Village Schoolmistress; and made by archbishop Land, their chancellor, hie Road Side, have been engraved, and are very was obliged, in 1037, to leave the university; popular. He was enrolled among the members when, taking orders, he became chaplain to Sir of the Royal Academy in the spring of 1800. Robert Dormer of Ascot, in () fordshire, and Oulx (sbn), an excellent epigrammatist, tutor to his eldest son. He was afterwards chap- born in ('aernarvonshire, inod educated at llinlain to John lord Lovelace of Hurley, in Berk- chesier, and at New College, Oxford, where he shire. When the civil war broke out, le openly took his degree of LL. 3. Ile became schoolavowed the cause of the parliament, which caused master at Truleigh, and afterwards at Warwick. his uncle to disin!erit lin. ll hen lord Love- lis Latin Epizrais, Joannis Andoeni Epigram. lace joined the royal army, Mr. Owen went to mata, were much esteemned, both at lome and London, and soon after joined the non-confor- abroad, and went through many editions and mists. The earl of Warwick gare Mr. Ouen the translations. lle died in 1622. living of Corveshall; where he soon left the Prens OWN (llenry), a learned divme, born in byterians, and formed a church of Independents. 171.5, in Jonmouthinire, and educated first at He was now sent for several times to preach Ruthin, and next it Jesus College, Oxford, before the parliament; and Cromwell vias so where he took the degree of 1.D. Be afierpleased with him that he took him to Irelan, waris entered into orders, and became vicar of where he remained about half a year. Soon Edmonton, in Hiddlesex, and St. Olaves, Lonafter Cromwell sent him into Scoulant; but he don. His works are, 1. Observations on Scripalso returned thence after about half a year's ture Jiracles; 2. Remarks on ihe four Gospels; stay at Edinburgh. He was then promoted to 3. Enquiry into the LIT Version: 1. Sermons the deanery of Christ Church, Oxford, whither preached int Boyle's Lecture; 5. Introduction 10 he went in 1651; and (romwell, bens now Hebrew Criticisin; 6. Mocht of Quotation 1-41 chancellor of the luively, no muted lim dus ly til Danmelist); 7. Set!!!!, 2 bols. Ile vice-chancellor. The best car hirias cheama ci chei in 1793, and rights


(Thomas), a judge of the common pleas, miles. There are supposed to be on this island son of Richard Őwen, esq., of Condover in above 100,000 inhabitants. The men are above Shropshire. He was educated at Oxford; and, the middle size, stout, well made, and fleshy, having taken his degree of A. M., he left the uni- but not fat. Their color is brown olive. The versity, and entered himself of Lincoln's Inn in women are in general masculine, though there London, where he became an eminent counsel- are some exceptions. The features of both sexes lor. In 1583 he was elected Lent reader to that are good; and some of the females are really society. In 1590 he was made serjeant at law, fine women. They are very healthy, and some and queen's serjeant soon after. In 1593 he live to a great age. They are all thieves, without was made judge of the common-pleas; which exception. The custom of tattooing prevails office he executed with great abilities and in- greatly among them; but the men have a much tegrity. He died in 1598, and was buried in larger share of it than the women. Both men Westminster Abbey, where a monument was and women are very cleanly in their persons ; erected to his memory. He was a learned man, the latter wash their whole bodies in fresh water and a patron of literature. He was the author of twice, and sometimes three times, a-day. They Reports in the Common Pleas, London, 1656, are extremely lascivious. Their clothing confolio.

sists of cloth of different kinds : that worn by the OWEN (John), M.A., a modern divine, one of men, which is called marro, is about half a yard the earliest members and long the Church of wide, and four yards long; that of the women, England's secretary of the Bible Society, was three-quarters of a yard wide, and of the same educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, length as the men's: this they call pah-o-ouwa; where he obtained a fellowship, and proceeded they both wear it round their middle, but the to the degree of master of arts. In 1791 he tra- men pass it between their legs. This is the velled through Europe, with a pupil, and on his general dress of both sexes; but the better sort retum published an amusing account of his sometimes throw a large piece loosely over their tour, in two volumes octavo. After this he became shoulders. Besides the marro, they have several curate of Fulham, where his exertions procured other kinds of cloth; all, however, are made him the patronage of bishop Porteus, who gave from the Chinese paper mulberry tree. The him the living of Paglesham, in Essex. But principal of these is the cappa, which is about Dr. Randolph, the successor of that prelate, in- ten or twelve feet long, and nearly as many sisted upon Mr. Owen's residence at his rectory, wide, and is thick and warm; they wrap themby which he was obliged to relinquish the curacy selves up in this when they retire to sleep. of Fulham; when the inhabitants presented him They have another kind, which is white, and with a purse of nearly £700. He died September much thinner; it is sometimes twenty or thirty 26th, 1822. His other works, besides tracts and yards long, and wide in proportion. The marro sermons, are, The Retrospect, or Reflections on and pah-o-ouwa are curiously painted of various the State of Religion and Politics in France and patterns; but the others are generally white, or Great Britain, 8vo.; The Christian Monitor for dyed red, black, and yellow. The principal orthe Last Days, 8vo.; Vindication of the Bible naments of the men are feather-caps and cloaks. Society, 8vo. ; History of the same, 4 vols. 8vo. They have also a kind of fly-flap, made of a

OWHYHÉE, the easternmost, and by far the bunch of feathers, fixed to the end of a thin largest, of the Sandwich Islands. It is of a piece of smooth and polished wood. The handle triangular shape. The angular points make the is very frequently made of one of the bones of north-east and south extremities, of which the the arm or leg of those whom they have killed northern is in long. 204° 2' E., lat. 20° 17' N.; in battle, curiously inlaid with tortoise-shell : the eastern in long. 205° 6' E., lat. 19° 34' N.; these they deem very valuable, and will not part and the southern extremity in long. 204° 15' E., with them under a great price. This ornament lat. 18° 54' N. Its greatest length, which lies in is common to the superiors of both sexes. The a direction nearly north and south, is eighty-five ornament which the women value most is the miles; its breadth is seventy-two miles; and it is orai. This is a kind of ruff or necklace, made of about 255 geographical, or 293 English, miles in red, green, black, and yellow feathers, curiously circumference. It is divided into six large dis- put together, and in most elegant patterns. tricts ; two of which, on the north-east side, are Others are composed of small variegated shells; separated by a mountain that rises in three and some consist of several rows of twisted hair, peaks, which are perpetually covered with snow, with a piece of carved wood or bone, highly and may be seen clearly at forty leagues distance. polished, the bottom part forming a curve. They To the north of this mountain the coast consists have also the poo-remah or bracelet; the most of high and steep cliffs, down which fall many valuable of which are made of boars' tusks, beautiful cascades. The whole country is covered fastened together side by side with a piece of with cocoa-nut and bread-fruit trees. The peaks string, by means of a hole drilled through the of the mountains on the north-east side are about middle. half a mile in height, and entirely covered with In 1794 this island was ceded by the king and SNOW. To the south of this mountain the coast his chiefs to Great Britain. Mr. Puget, lieutepresents a prospect of the most dreary kind, the nant of the Discovery, accompanied by some of whole country appearing to have undergone a the officers, went on shore, there displayed the total change by some dreadful convulsion. British colors, and took possession of the island Among the plantations are a few huts, for shelter in his majesty's name, in conformity to the into the laborers; but there are no villages at a clinations of Tamaahmaah and his subjects

. On greater distance from the sea than four or five this ceremony being finished, a salute was fired from the vessels: after which the following in- We understand by some owlers, old people die in scription on copper was deposited in a very


Tatler. conspicuous place at the royal residence:– On By running goods, these graceless owlers gain. the 25th of February 1794, Tamaahmaah, king

Swift. of Owhyhee, in council with the principal chiefs OWLING, so called from its being usually of the island, assembled on board his Britannic carried on in the night, is the offence of transmajesty's sloop Discovery, in Karakakooa Bay, porting wool or sheep out of this kingdom, to the and in presence of George Vancouver, com- detriment of its staple manufacture. This was mander of the said sloop; lieutenant Peter Pu- forbidden at common law, particularly by stat. get, commander of his said majesty's armed 11 Edw. III. c. 1, when the importance of our tender the Chatham; and the other officers of woollen manufacture was first attended to; and the Discovery, after due consideration, unani- there are now many later statutes relating to mously ceded the said island of Owhyhee to his this offence, the principal of which are those Britannic majesty, and acknowledged themselves enacted in the reign of queen Elizabeth, and to be subjects of Great Britain.' On this island since. The stat. 8 Eliz. c. 3, makes the transthe celebrated captain Cook fell a sacrifice to a portation of live sheep, or embarking them on misunderstanding, or sudden impulse of revenge, board any ship, for the first offence, forfeiture of in the natives, on Sunday the 14th of February, goods, and imprisonment for a year, and that at 1779.

the end of the year the left hand shall be cut off Since captain Cook discovered these islands, in some public market, and shall be there nailed an astonishingly rapid civilisation has taken up in the openest place; and the second offence place amongst the natives, by their intercourse is felony. The statutes 12 Car. II. c. 3?, and with Europeans. In 1791 captain Vancouver 7 & 8 Will. III. c. 28, make the exportation of laid down the keel, and prepared the frame-work, wool, sheep, or fullers' earth, liable to pecuniary of a vessel for the king, whose size was thirty- penalties, and the forfeiture of the interest of the six feet by nine and a quarter. Ten years after, ship and cargo by the owners, if privy; and conthis chief had increased his navy to twenty ves- fiscation of goods, and three years' imprisonsels of different sizes, from twenty-five to fiftyment to the master and all the mariners. And tons, and some of them coppered, chiefly built the statute 4 Geo. I. c. 11 (amended and farther by Americans. In 1805 bis largest vessel was enforced by 12 Geo. II. c. 21, and 19 Geo. II. seventy tons, and he was well supplied with c. 34) makes it transportation for seven years, if naval stores. His people, from making frequent the penalties be not paid. voyages to the north-west coast of America, and OWN, n. s. & v.a. Sax. agan ; Goth. agn, in the South Sea whalers, have become expert Own'er,

aihn (property).

Now seamen, and they talk of opening a direct trade Own'ERSHIP.

an emphatical in their own vessels with China; the island addition to personal pronouns, as producing pearls, pearl-shell, and sandal-wood, his own,' &c., meaning his property or possesall valuable in the China market. The king has sion. See (we. Also denoting domestic as a fortitication round his house, mounting ten distinguished from foreign; mine ; or his; yours: guns; and a guard of 200 native soldiers, well to own is to claim as property : hence to avow disciplined, and perfect in the use of fire-arms, or avouch ; confess: owner is he who owns or who do regular duty night and day. He has, possesses ; rightful possession : ownership, right besides, 2000 stand of arms, and upwards of of property or possession. 12,000 Spanish dollars, toprther with other

Every nation made gods of their own, and put them. valuable articles, which he has collected in trade, in high places.

2 Kings, xvii. 29. and deposited in regular store-houses. Some

I yet never was forsworn, horned cattle left at Owhyhee by lancouver have Scarce have coveted what was my oun. greatly multiplied.

Shakspeare. ONI, n. s. 2 Sax. ule; Dan. ugle; Sans. It is not enough to break into

my garden, Owl'ET. S oolloo; Lat. ulula. (All, perhaps,

Climbing my walls in spite of me the owner,

But thou wilt brave me. from the noise of the bird). A well-known bird of night. .

Here shew favour, because it happeneth that the

ouner hath incurred the forfeiture of eight years' proReturn to her!

fit of his lands, before he cometh to the knowledge of No! rather I abjure all roofs, and chuse

the process againstohim. To be a comrade with the wolf and owl.

They intend advantage of my labours,

Shakspeare. With no small profit daily to my owners. 'Twas when the dog-star's unpropitious ray

Milton. Smote every brain, and withered every bay;

These toils abroad, these tumults with his own, Sick was the sun, the owl forsook his bower.

Fell in the revolution of one year.

Daniel. Dunciad. Nor hath it been thus only amongst the more ciThen lady ('ynthia, mistress of the shade, vilized nations ; but the barbarous Indians likewise Goes, with the fashionable ouls, to bed. Young. have owned that tradition.

Il'ilkins. The night (I sing by night---sometimes an owl,

Make this truth so evident that those who are unAnd now and then a nightingale )-is dim, willing to own it may yet be ashamed to deny it. And the loud shriek of sage Minerva's fowl

Tillotson. Rattles around me her discordant hymn. Byron.

I'll venture out alone,

Since you, fair princess, my protection owi. Owi, in ornithology. See Strix.

Dryden. OWL'ER, 1. s. Supposed to be corrupted Tell me, ye Trojans, for that name you oun, from wooller. A contraband dealer in wool. Nor is your course upon our coasts unknown.

Sused as

my own,'




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