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pawnbroker may take for the whole month. $ 5. and in case the goods shall have sold for more Entries to be made and duplicates given. $ 6,7. than the sunn entered, or the further entries not Any person fraudulently pawning the goods made, or the overplus is refused to be paid, the of another, and convicted before a justice, shall for- offender shall forfeit £10 and treble the sum feit from £5 to 20s., and also the value of the goods lent, to be levied by distress. $ 20. Pawnpawned, &c., to be ascertained by the justice; brokers shall not purchase goods whilst in their and, on failure of payment, may be committed to custody, or suffer them to be redeemed for that the house of correction, for not more than three purpose; nor lend money to any person appearmonths, and be publicly whipped; the forfeit- ing to be under twelve years of age, or intoxiures, when paid, to be applied towards making cated, or purchase duplicates of other pawnsatisfaction to the party injured, and defraying hrokers, or buy any goods before eight in the the costs; the overplus, if any, to the poor forenoon, and after seven in the evening; nor of the parish. $ 8. Any person counterfeiting receive any goods in pawn before eight in the or altering a duplicate, may be seized and taken forenoon, or after eight at night, between Mibefore a justice; who is to commit the party to chaelmas and Lady-day, and before seven o'clock the house of correction for not more than three in the forenoon, and after nine at night, during months, nor less than one. $ 9.

the remainder of the year; except till eleven If any person shall offer to pawn any goods, o'clock on the evenings of Saturday, and that refusing to give a satisfactory account of himself preceding Good Friday and Christmas-day; nor and the goods; or if there shall be reason to carry on the trade on any Sunday, Good Friday, suspect that such goods are stolen ; or if any or Christmas-day, or any fast or thanksgivingperson not entitled shall attempt to redeem day. $ 20. goods pawned, they may be taken before a jus- Pawnbrokers are to place in their shops a table tice, who shall commit them for further exami- of rates allowed by this act. $21. Pawnbropation: and if it appear that the goods were ker's Christian and surname, and business, to be stolen, or illegally obtained, or that the person written over the door, under a penalty of £10, offering to redeem the same has no title or pre- half to the informer and half to the poor. $ 23. tence to them, the justice is to commit him to be Pawnbrokers having sold goods illegally, or dealt with according to law, where the nature of having embezzled or injured goods, justices may the offence shall authorise such commitment by any award reasonable satisfaction to the owners, in other law; or otherwise, for not more than three case the same shall not amount to the principal months. $ 10. Persons buying or taking in and profit; or, if it does, the goods shall be depledge unfinished goods, or any linen, &c., en- livered to the owner, without paying any thing, trusted to be washed, shall forfeit double the sum under a penalty of £10. § 24. They are to lent, and restore the goods. $11.

produce their books before any justice, if reA justice may grant a search-warrant, in exe- quired, on a penalty of £10 to £5. $ 25. cuting which, a peace-officer may break open Penalty on pawnbrokers' neglecting to make doors, and the goods, if found, shall be restored entry £10, and for every offence against this act, to the owner. § 12, 13. Pawnbrokers refusing where no penalty is provided, 40s. to £10, half to deliver up goods pledged within one year, on to the informer, the remainder to the poor. tender of the money lent, and interest, on convic- $26. But complaint shall, in all cases, be made tion, a justice is empowered to commit the within twelve months $27. offender till the goods be delivered up, or rea- No

person

convicted of a fraud or felony may sonable satisfaction made. $ 14.

be an informer under this act. § 29. ChurchPersons producing notes are not to be deemed wardens to prosecute for every offence at the owners, unless on notice to the contrary from the expense of the parish, on notice from a justice. real owner. $ 15. Duplicates being lost, the $28. This act does not extend to persons lendowners, on oath before a justice, shall be entitled ing money upon goods at 5 per cent. interest. to another from the pawnbroker. $ 16. But to extend to the executors, &c., of pawn

Goods to be sold by publicauction after the expi- brokers and pawners. $31. The form of conration of one year, being exposed to public view, viction is setiled by § 33; and an appeal given and catalogues thereof published, and two adver- to the quarter sessions. $35. tisements of sale by the pawnbroker to be insert- PAW NEES, native Indians of Louisiani, on, ed in some newspaper two days at least before and west of, the Platte. Population 5500. the first day's sale, under penalty of £10 to 40s. PAWTUCKET, a post town, partly in North to the owner. $ 17. Pictures, prints, books, Providence, Rhode Island, and partly in Seekstatnes, &c., shall be sold only four times in a honk, Massachusetts, on the Pawtuchet : four year. § 18. Pawnbrokers receiving notice from 2niles north-east of Providence. Population the owners of goods before the expiration of about 2000. It is finely situated on the beautia year, shall not dispose of them, until after the ful and interesting Falls of Pawtucket, and has expiration of three months from the end of very extensive and flourishing manufactures. It the said year. $19.

contains two houses of public worship, one for Pawnbrokers to enter an account of sales in Episcopalians, and one for Baptists ; two banks, their books of all goods pawned for upwards of nine cotton manufactories, containing about 10s.; and in case of any overplus by the sale, 10,000 spindles; two screw manufactories, two upon demand within three years, it shall be paid furnaces, one nail manufactory, one oil mill, one to the owner, the necessary costs, principal and rolling mill, one fulling mill, and two corn mills. interest being deducted ; persons possessing du- PAWTICKET, a river of Rhode Island, which plicates entiiled to the inspecting of the book; rises in Massachusetts, where it is called the

Blackstone, passes through the north-east part

Give her an hundred marks. of Rhode Island; and flows into Narraganset -An hundred marks! by this light I'll ha' more. Bay, just below Providence. Below the falls it An ordinary groom is for such payment. Id. is called the Seekhonk. The descent at the falls The marriage-money the princess brought, was is about fifty feet.

payable ten days after the solemnization. Bacon. PAWTU NET, another river of Rhode Island, less envied, for their fortune seemeth but due unto

Persons of eminent virtue, when advanced, are which runs into Narraganset Bay, four miles

them; and no man envieth the payment of a debt. below Providence.

U. PAX, the goddess of peace, among the an

Howsoever they may bear sail for a time, yet are cients. The Athenians erected a statue of her, they so sure paumusters in the end, that few have representing her as holding Plutus, the god of held out their lives safely.

Havurard. wealth, in her lap. They first crected an altar Forty things more, my friends, which you know to her, after Cimon's victory over the Persians ;

true, (Plutarch :) or after that of Timotheus over the For which, or pay me quickly, or I'll pay you.

Ben Jonson. Spartans. Nepos. The Romans represented her with an olive branch in the one hand, and

If we desire that God should approve us, it is a

sign we do his work, and expect him our paymaster. the horn of plenty in the other.

Taylor. PAXO (the ancient Ericusa), a small island

Bold Prometheus, whose untamed desire of the Mediterranean, seven miles south of Rivalled the sun with his own heavenly fire, Corfu: it is five miles long and two broad, Now doomed the Scythian vulture's endless prey, rocky, and generally barren, but affords some Severely pays for animating clay. Roscommon. oil, wine, and fruits, in small quantity. It has Noney, instead of coming over for the pay of the three good ports, of which that named Porto army, has been transmitted thither for the pay of Gai, perhaps the best, contains a chapel on the those forces called from thence.

Temple. site of the supposed residence of St. Paul.

The king and prince The absence of any venomous

orhideous

Then paid their offerings in a sacred grove

To Hercules. reptile in this island is ascribed to this saint;

Dryden.

She I love, or laughs at all my pain, and, according to the popular belief, he has

Or knows her worth too well; and pays me with diseven bestowed greater benefits on the island

dain. than he himself experienced; for a person of

Id. Knight's Tale.

The soldier is willing to be converted, for there is the neighbouring countries, where such reptiles neither pay nor plunder to be got. L'Estrange. are found, being bitten, has only to ascend a hill,

Men of parts, who were to act according to the and get a sight of Paxo, to be cured! San result of their debates, and often pay for their misNicholo, the only town of the island is on the takes with their heads, found those scholastick forms Anti-Paxo, a league south of Paxo, is un- of little use to discover truth.

Locke. inhabited and uncultivated.

Riches are got by consuming less of foreign comPAY, v. a. & n. s. Fr. payer ; Ital. pagere ;

modities, than what by commodities or labour is paid

Id.
Pay'able, adj. Span. and Port. pagur, à
PAY'-day, n. s.

Lat.
To sutisfy;

Labourers pay away all their wages, and live upon
pacare.
trust till next payday.

Id. PAYER,

discharge a debt: hence
reward; chasten; atone;

To repay by a return equivalent is not in every

but thanks are a tribute payable by the Par’MENT. discharge any obligation : poorest.

South. as a noun substantive, hire; wages; a servant's

The wages that sin bargains with the sinner are or soldier's reward: payable is, due; to be paid; life, pleasure, and profit; but the wages it

paus

him possible to be paid : pay-day, payer, and pay- with are death, torment, and destruction : he that master, seem obvious in their meaning: payment would understand the falsehood and deceit of sin is, the act of paying ; thing paid; or any reward. thoroughly, must compare its promises and its pazy

ments together.

Id. An hundred talents of silver did the children of 2 Chronicles xxvii. 5.

Here only merit constant pay receives,

Is blest in what it takes, and what it gives. Pope. The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again.

It is very possible for a man that lives by cheating Psalms.

to be very punctual in praying for what he buys ; but I have peace-offerings with me; this day have I

then every one is assured that he does not do so out paid my vows.

Proverbā vii. 14.
of any principle of true honesty.

Lau. She does what she will, say what she will, take

For then the farmers come jog, jog,
all, pay all. Shakspeare. Merry Wives of Il'indsor. Along the miry road,
If this prove true, they'll for't.

pay
Shukspeare.

Each heart as heavy as a log,

To make their payments good. Corper. You have done enough, and have performed A saint-like sorrow; and indeed paid down

PAYNE (Nevil), an English dramatic writer, More penitence, than done trespass.

Id. who Aourished under Charles II. He published I followed me close, and, with a thought, seven of

three plays, viz. :-1. The fatal Jealousy; a the eleven I paid.

Id. Henry IV. tragedy, 410. 1673. 2. The Morning Ramble, Come on, brave soldiers, doubt not of the day;

or the Town Humors; a comedy; 4to. 1073 And, that once gotten, doubt not of large pay.

3. The siege of Constantinople; a tragedy; 4to. Shakspeare.

1675. Thy husband commits his body

PAYSE, v.n.? Used by Spenser for poise. To painful labour both by sea and land, Pays'er, n. s. S To balance: one who weighs. And craves no other tribute at thy hands

Ne was it island then, ne was it paused But love, fair looks, and true obedience ;

Amid the ocean waves, but all was desolate. Too little payment for so great a debt.

Spenser.

east.

for.

PAY-MASTER,

one's power;

Ammon pay.

ye. Burns.

To manage this coinage, porters bear the tin, Pease, deprived of any aromatic parts, are mild paysers weigh it, a steward, comptroller, and receiver, and demulcent; but, being full of aërial particles, keep the account. Carew. are flatulent.

Arbuthnot. PAZ, a town of Mexico, in the intendancy of

Calces o' fossils, earth, and trees; Valladolid : 120 miles N. N. W. of Mexico.

True sal-marinum o' the seas; Population about 3000. It is also the name of

The farina of beans and pease, several insignificant settlements.

He has 't in plenty ; Paz, La, a district formerly included in Peru,

Aqua-fortis, what you please,

He can content but now in the state of Buenos Ayres, north of Sicasica, and consisting only of a small district Pea, in botany. See Pisum. round the city of the same name, in the vicinity

Pea Chick, See Cicer. of the western cordillera of the Andes. The

PEACE, n. s. & interj.) Fr.pair; Ital. pace ; surface is sough and its temperature cold. The

PEACE'ABLE, adj. Span. Port. and Lat. adjacent cordillera, only twelve leagues distant,

PEACE'ABLENESS, n. S.

par. Quiet;stillness; is high: one of its summits, called Illimani, is

PEACE'ABLY, adv. rest; respite from war, covered with perpetual snow, but the city is not

Peaceful, adj. disturbance, or terror; subject to extreme cold, enjoying a salubrious

Peace'FULLY, adv. reconciliation of difand rather warm air. The snow-clad mountains,

PEACEFULNESS,

ferences; state of the fertile valleys, and the fine river of the

PEACE'-MAKER,

agreement or unity. neighbourhood, give charms to its scenery rarely

PEACE-PARTED. In law, the general equalled. The higher grounds are covered with security and quiet which the king warrants to forests, which afford shelter to bears, jaguars, his subjects, and of which he therefore avenges pumas, &c. Some gold is found in the river, the violation; every forcible injury is a breach of when it is increased by the melting of the snow. the king's peace:' as an interjection, a word In 1730 an Indian discovered in this stream a commanding silence: peaceable is, quiet; undislump of gold of such a size that it was bought turbed ; free from war or tumult; of quiet dispofor 12,000 piastres. The country is fertile in sition : peaceably and peaceableness the corregrain and fruits.

sponding adverb and noun substantive: peaceful Paz, La, a city, the capital of the above dis- is a poetical synonyme of peaceable: peacetrict, founded in 1548, and so called in memory maker, one who reconciles differences, or disaof the public tranquillity being settled, by the greeing parties : peace-parted, dismissed in peace. defeat of Gonzalo Pizarro. Beside the cathe- These men are peaceable, therefore let them dwell

Genesis xxxiv. 21. dral, the city has four churches, five convents, in the land and trade. and three nunneries. According to Helms, it

A sacrifice of peace-offering offer without blemish.

Lev. in. 1. suffered considerably by the revolt of the In

Peace be unto thee, fear not, thou shalt not die. dians; but it had in his time 20,000 inhabitants.

Judges vi. 23. One great article of trade here is Paraguay tea. If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace The bishop has very considerable revenues : 120 with me, let the enemy persecute my soul, miles E. 3. E. of Arequipa, 288 south-east of

Psalm vii. 4. Cuzco, and 612 south-east of Lima.

Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be PEA, n. s. Sax. pisa; Fr. pois ; Lat. pi- called the children of God.

Matt. v. 9. PEASE,

When it is mentioned as The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in PEASE'COD,

Romans. the plural of a single body, makes believing, that ye may abound in hope. Pea'-shell.) peas; but, when collectively, as

Peace! fear, thou comest too late, when already food, or a species, it is called pease, anciently

the arm is taken.

Sidney.

The laws were first intended for the reformation of peason: the peascod and pea-shell are the husk abuses and peaceable continuance of the subject.

Spenser. A pea hath a papilionaceous flower, and out of his To his crown she him restored, empalement rises the pointal, which becomes a long In which he died, made ripe for death by eld, pod full of roundish seeds; the stalks are fistulous And after willed it should to her remain, and weak, and seem to perforate the leaves by which Who peaceably the same long time did weld. they are embraced; the other leaves grow by pairs

Spenser. along the midrib, ending in a tendril. The species All assembled here in arms against God's peace are sixteen. 1. The greater garden pea, with white and the king's, we charge you to repair to your flowers and fruit. 2. Hotspur pea. 3. Dwarf pea. dwelling places.

Shakspeare. 4. French dwarf per. 5. Pea with an esculent husk. Shallow, you have yourself been a great fighter, 6. Sickle pea. 7. Common white pea. 8. Green though now a man of peace.

Id. rouncival pea. 9. Grey pea. 10. Maple rouncival Well, peace be with him that hath made us heavy! pea. 11. Rose pea. 12. Spanish moreito pea. 13. — Peace be with us, lest we be heavier ! Id. Marrowfat or Dutch admiral pea. 14. Union pea.

'Twill out;-I peace! 15. Sea pea. 16. Pig pea.

Miller. No, I will speak as liberal as the air. Id. Sowe peason and beans in the wane of the moon; The pangs of Death do make him grin ; Who soweth them sooner, he soweth too soone.

Disturb him not, let him pass peaceably.

Id. Tusser.

Think us Thou art a shealed peascod.

Those we profess, peacemakers, friends, and servants. Shakspeare. King Lear.

Shakspeare. I saw a green caterpillar as big as a small

peascod. We should profane the service of the dead,

Walton. To sing a requiem, and such rest to her As peascods once I plucked, I chanced to see As to peaceparted souls.

Id. Hamlet. One that was closely filled with three times three, There be two false peaces or unities : the one I o'er the door the spell in secret laid. Gay. grounded upon an implicit ignorance. Bacon.

sum.

of peas.

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n an examination, a freed servant, who had much rusalern, and enriched with the spoils and omapower with Claudius, very saucily had almost all the

ments of the temple of the Jews. The ancienis words: and, amongst other things, lie asked in scoin speak of it as one of the most stately buildings one of the examinates, who was a freed servant of Scriborianus; I pray, Sir, if Scribonianus had their assemblies, and lodge their writings, as

in Rome. There men of learning used to hold been emperor, what would you have done ? he answered, I would have stood behind his chair and held many others deposited their jewels, and whatmy peace.

ever else they esteemed of great value. It was

1. The king gave judgment against Warren, and likewise made use of as a kind of magazine for commanded that Sherborn should hold his land in the spices brough by the Roman merchants out Duties. of Egypt and Arabia; so that many

rich

persons Peace, good reader, do not weep;

were reduced to beggary, all their valuable efPeace, the lovers are asleep.

Crushaw. fects and treasures being consumed in one nighi, Plant in us all those precious fruits of piety, jus- with the temple. tice, and charity, and peaceubleness, and bowels of Peace River, or V'nijah River, a river of mercy toward all others. Hammond's Fundamentals.

North America, which has its rise, according to Preserve us in peace, so preserve us in peace, that Mackenzie, in the Rocky Mountains, lat. 51° 24' war may be always more odious to us than necessity. N., and long. 121° W., or only a few miles from

Hlolyday. that of the Columbia, which, taking an opposite But peace, I must not quarrel with the will Of highest dispensation.

Milton's igonistes.

direction, falls into the Pacific Ocean. After a Silence, ye troubled waves, and thou deep, peace! long winding course, during which it is increased Said then the omnific word.

Milton. by many large streams, it passes the Lake of the As one disarmed, his anger all he lost;

Hills, and is called Slave River. It now runs And thus with peaceful words upraised her soon. through Slave Lake, and afterwards receiving

the name of Mackenzie's River, emptying itself The Chaldeans Mattered both Cæsar and Pompey into the frozen Ocean, in 70° N. lat. and about with long lives and a happy and peaceable death ; 135° W. long. Its stream is from 200 to 800 both which fell out extremely contrary.

Hale.

yards wide, generally navigable, except within Religion directs us rather to secure inward peace the Rocky Mountains, when its course is much than outward ease, to be more careful to avoid ever

interrupted by rapids. Where it falls into the lasting torment than light afflictions. Tillotson.

Slave River it is upwards of a mile broad; and I prythee peuce!

the country between this and the Lake of the Perhaps she thinks they are too near of blood.

Dryden.

lfills is frequently inundated by it. She said, and held her peace : Eneas went

PEACII, 2. 4. Corrupted from IMPEACH. A Sad from the cave.

Id. slang term for to accuse of a crime. The peaceful power that governs love repairs If you talk of peaching, I'll peach first, and see To feast upon soft vows and silent prayers.

N. whose oath will be believed ; Il trounce you. Our loved earth ; where peacefully we slept,

Dryden. And far from heaven quiet possession kept.

Id.
PEACH, 11. s.

2 The Dane and Swede, roused up to fierce alarnis,

French pesche ; Ital. Bless the wise conduct of her pious arms ;

l’EACII-COLORED, adj. S persio, pesto; Pori. Soon as her fleets appear, their terrour cease, pessigo ; Span. persiga; Lat. persica. (EviAnd all the northern world lies hushed in

pruce,

dently from Persia.) A tree and fruit. See below. Addison.

One Mr. ('aper comes to jail at the suit of Mr. Lie, Philo, untouched on my peaceable shelf,

Threepile the mercer, for some four suits of peachNor take it amiss, that so little i heed thee ;

coloured sattin, which now peaches him a beggar. I've no envy to thee, and some love to mysell,

Shukspeure. Jasure for Measure. Then why should I answer ; since first I must read

September is drawn with a cheerful countenance : thee?

Prior.

in his left hand a handful of millet, withal carrying Succeeding monarchs heard the subject's cries, Nor saw displeased the peaceful cottage rise. Pope.

a cornucopia of ripe peaches, pears, and ponegra

Peacham. The reformation of England was introduced in a

The sunny wall peaceable manner, by the supreme power in parlia

Presents the downy peuch.
Suift.

Thomson's Autumn. The balance of power was provided for, else Pisistratus could never have governed so praceably. Of a delicate peuch, is the down of her chin ;

While glossy and smooth, and as soft as the skin without changing any of Solon's laws.

Id. Fareweld my friends! Farewell my foes !

But nothing unpleasant, or sau, or severe,

Or that indicates life in its winter-is here.
My peace with these, my love with those-
The bursting tears my heart declare,

PEACH. See AMYGDALUS.
Farewell the bonny banks of lyr! Burns.
But what have these done, their far

PEACHAM, a post town of Caledonia Remote descendants, who have lived in peace, county, Vermont; six miles south of Danville, The peace of heaven, and in her sunshine of

fifty-one north of Dartmouth College. PopulaPieiy ?

Byron. tion 1301. This is a pleasant and valuable PEACE, TEMPLE or, a celebrated temple at agricultural town, and it has a small village Rome, which was consumed by fire A. D. 191 ; containing an academy, and a Congregational which Dio Cassius supposes began in the ad- meeting-house.

Be that as it may, the temple, joining houses.

PEA'CHICK, 1. s. Pea and chick. The with all the surrounding buildings, was reduced chicken of a peacock. to ashes. That magnificent structure had been Does the snivelling peachick think to make i raised by Vespasian after the destruction of Je. cuckold of me!

Southern.

nates.

ment.

Couper

PEACOCK, n. 8.). Sax. paþa; Lat. pavo.
Pea'ren.
} Perhaps, briginally
, peak continue thing more

jealousy, usomes in wehle minstant cock, says Dr. Johnson, from the tuft of feathers of our encounter.

Id. on its head; the peak of women being an ancient

Thy sister seek, ornament; if it be not rather a corruption of Or on Meander's bank or Latmus' peak. Fr. beaucog, from the more striking lustre of its

Prior. spangled train. A bird remarkable for the Peak of DERBYSHIRE, a chain of very high beauty of his feathers, and particularly of his mountains in that county, famous for the mines tail.

they contain, and for their remarkable caverns. The peacock, not at thy command, assumes The most remarkable of these are Pool's Hole and His glorious train ; nor östrich her rare plumes. Elden Hole. The former is a cave at the foot

Sundys.

of a high hill called Coitmoss, so narrow at the Let frantick Talbot triumph for a while ;

entrance that passengers are obliged to creep on And, like a peacock, sweep along his tail.

Shakspeare.

all-fours; but it soon opens to a considerable The birds that are hardest to be drawn are the height, extending to above a quarter of a mile, tame birds; as cock, turkey-cock and peacock. with a roof somewhat resembling that of an an

Peacham. cient cathedral. By the petrifying water contiThe peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail, nually dropping in many parts of the cave are Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail. Gay. formed a variety of curious figures and repre

The self-applauding bird the peacock see- sentations of the works both of nature and art. Mark what a sumptuous Pharisee is he!

There is a column here as clear as alabaster, Meridian sunbeams tempt him to unfold

which is called The Queen of Scots' Pillar, beHis radiant glories, azure, green, and gold.

cause queen Mary is said to have proceeded thus Cowper.

far when she visited the cavern. After sliding Peacock, in ornithology. See Pavo.

down the rock a little way, is found the dreary Peacock Fisu, in ichthyology, Pinna ani

cavity turned upwards: following its course, and radiis 55, caudali falcati. The body is of va- climbing from crag to crag, the traveller arrives rious colors; the fin of the anus has fifty-five at a great height, till the rock, closing over his streaks, and its tail is in the form of a crescent. head on all sides, puts an end to any further

The head is without scales ; it is brown upon the subterraneous journey. Just at turning to deupper part, yellow above the eyes, and of a sil- scend, the attention is caught by a chasm, in ver color on the sides. The back is round, and which is seen a candle glimmering at a vast adorned with beautiful blue streaks in a serpen- depth underneath. The guides say that the tine form, and the belly bright as silver. The light is at a place near Mary queen of Scots' fins of the breast are round, and, like those of pillar, and no less than eighty yards below. It the belly, have a yellow ground with a gray appears frightfully deep indeed to look down; border ; that of the back is of a violet color; but perhaps does not measure any thing like that of the anus is straw colored ; and, lastly, what it is said to do. If a pistol be fired by the that of the tail is yellow on the sides, red to- queen of Scots pillar, it would make a report wards the middle, and bordered with a deep as loud as a cannon. blue. Its length is not known. There is a is a hollow in the roof, called the Needle's Eye;

Near the extremity there variety of this fish found only in the Indian in which if a candle is placed it will represent seas, and therefore called the Indian peacock a star in the firmament to those who are below. fish; which is thus described in the language of At a little distance from this cave is a small Linnæus: Pavo pinna caudali forcipata : spinis clear stream consisting of hot and cold water, dorsalibus 14: ocello cæruleo pone oculos. It has the fin of its tail forked; fourteen sharp of the same hand may be put, the one into the

so near each other, that the finger and thumb points or prickles on the back, with a round blue hot

water and the other into the cold. Elden streak behind the eyes. The body of this fish Hole is a dreadful chasm in the side of a mounis of an elliptical form; the head is covered with scales to the tip of the snout; the two tain; which, before the end of the seventeenth jaws are armed with long and sharp teeth; the century, was thought to be altogether unfathomball of the eye is black, and the iris of a white by ropes fixed at the top of an old lead-ore

In 1699 captain Sturmy descended color with a mixture of green. At the insertion of the fins of the belly is found a bony substance. thence three fathoms more obliquely, between

pit, four fathoms almost perpendicular, and The head, back, and "sides, are of a yellow color, two great rocks. At the bottom of this he found more or less deep, and covered with lines or

an entrance into a very spacious cavern, whence streaks of sky blue. These colors are so agree- he descended along with a miner for twenty-five ably mixed that they resemble the elegance of

fathoms perpendicular. At last they came to 2. the peacock's tail.

great water, which he found to be twenty fathoms PEAK, n. $. & v. n. Sax. þeac; Fr. pique, broad and eight deep. As they walked by the pic, pica. The pointed top of a hill or emi- side of this water, they observed a hollow in nence. See Beak. As a verb, to look sickly or the rock some feet above them. The miner sharp featured; hence, look mean.

went into this place, which was the mouth of Weary se'ennights, nine times nine,

another cavern; and walked for about seventy Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine.

Shakspeare. Macbeth. paces in it. The floor of these caverns is a I, a dull and muddy mettled rascal, peak,

kind of white stone enamelled with lead ore, Line John a dreams, unpregnant of my cause.

and the roofs are encrusted with shining spar. Shakspeare. On his return from this subterraneous journey,

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