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To restore again the kingdom of the Mamalukes, it belonged to the West Saxons, and was then he oficred him their utmost deroir and service. called Devonseyre. It was included in the first


Roman district, or Britannia Prima. Gentlemen, who do not design to marry, yet pay The climate of Devonshire differs materially their devoirs to one particular fair. Spectator.

in the northern and southern districts.

It is, Awkward and supple, each devoir to pay, however, in general mild and genial. The She flatters her good lady twice a-day. Pope. northern district, considered in its most exten

DEVOLVE' v. a. & n. s. ? Lat. devolvo; de sive sense, as comprehending the whole district

DevoluẤTION, n. s. Sand volvo, to roll. between Dartmoor and the British Channel, but, To roll down or upon; hence, to give in succes more generally speaking, embracing only the parts sion. Devolution is the art of so removing or round Biddeford, Barnstaple, South Moulton, giving, or the removal so effected.

and the north coasts, is by no means comparable The jurisdiction exercised in those courts is derived to the temperature which characterises the southfrom the crown of England, and the last devolution is ern parts of the county; yet even here, and to the king by way of appeal.

Hale. along the sea coasts, from the northern extremity Upon the duke of Ormond the king had wholly of the district to the most southern, snow seldom derolved the care and disposition of all affairs in Ire- lies longer than a few hours, except indeed on land.

Temple. the summits of some of the high lills. In the Because they found too much confusion in such a southern parts the progress of vegetation is but multitude of statesmen, they devolved their whole little impeded during winter, and the ground authority into the hands of the council of sixty. almost constantly wears an aspect of verdure and


beauty. The climate of Devonshire has been The raising of new mountains, deterrations, or the frequently recommended by the faculty as predevolution of earth down upon the valleys from the ferable for delicate invalids, even to Lisbon or hills and high grounds, will fall under our considera- the South of France. The face of the country is

Woodward. Thro' splendid kingdoms he derolves his maze,

exceedingly varied and uneven. The heights in Now wanders wild through solitary tracts

many parts, but particularly in Dartmoor and its Of life-deserted sand.

Thomson. vicinity, swell into mountains ; the altitudes of Supposing people, by wanting spiritual blessings, 1800 feet. "On approaching this tract from the

the principal eminences being from 1500 to did lose all their right to temporal, yet that forfeiture must devolve only to the supreme Lord.

south and south-east, the eye is bewildered by Decay of Piety.

an extensive waste, exhibiting gigantic tors, Guide my way

large surfaces covered with masses of scattered Through fair Lyceum's walk, the green retreats granite, and immense rocks, which seem to have Of Academus, and the thymy vale

been precipitated from the steep declivities into Where oft, enchanted with Socratic sounds, the valleys. These huge and craggy fragments Ilissus pure devolved his tuneful stream

are spread confusedly over the ground, and have In gentler murmurs.

Byron. .

been compared to the ponderous masses ejected DEVON, a river of Scotland, in the counties by volcanoes, to the enormous ruins of formidable of Perth and Clackmannan, which rises in the castles, and to the wrecks of mountains torn Ochil hills, and, after running ten miles directly piecemeal by the raging elements.” Taking east, makes a turn to the west at a place hence ihe plare of high water in the Bristol Channel called the Crook of Devon; then passes through as a base, it appears that the highest hill, which the vale of Glendovan to the Rumbling Bridge is Dunkery Beacon, on part of Exmoor Forest, and Caldron Linn, where it forms a scenery, is 1890 feet; the next, Castle Head-down, High wild, beautiful, and romantic.

Bray parish, 1500 feet. The lowest, which is DEVONSHIRE is a maritime county, one of Hilsborough, overhanging the town of Ilfracombe the most valuable in England; and is bounded to the east, is about 300 feet. Exmoor has reon the north and north-west by the Bristol Chan- cently been disforested by act of parliament. nel; on the west by Cornwall, the river Tamar, The principal rivers of Devonshire are the and a small rivulet called Marsland Water; on Exe, the Torridge, the Teign, the Taw, tbe Oke, che south and south-east it is skirted by the the Dart, the Plym, the Otter, the Axe, and the British Channel; on the east and north-east it Tamar: though this last belongs more properly borders on the counties of Dorset and Somerset, to Cornwall. It forms at its mouth the harbour the dividing limits being artificial. In point of of Hamoaze, or Plymouth Sound. All these extent this county is second only to Yorkshire, rivers abound in fine salmon. Sufficient attenand the fourth in population. Its greatest length, tion does not appear to have been paid to the which is from north to south, is about seventy- inland navigation of this extensive county, though three miles; and its greatest breadth, from east it contains one of the most ancient specimens of to west, sixty-five miles. It contains about canal navigation in the kingdom : this is the 1,600,000 acres, or upwards of 2,493 square Haven at Exeter, which was formed in the year miles. This county is divided into thirty-three 1544. It is properly a canal, and conveys shiphundreds, 349 parishes, 117 vicarages, 1733 vil- ping from the tideway above Topsham to the lages, one city, and thirty-seven market towns. quay at Exeter, which is effected by an embanked It is in the diocese of Exeter, and the western navigation, with a large lock placed near the circuit of the province of Canterbury.

middle of the line. The Crediton and Exeter It was incorporated by the Romans with Corn- Canal is also a fine work; as is the Tavistock wall, under the general appellation of Danmo- Canal, undertaken in the year 1803, under the nium; its original name being Dyvnaint, signi- superintendance of Mr. John Taylor. The Tasyarig deeps or hollows. During the Heptarchy mar Canal skirts the wesiern edge of this couuty.

The principal mineral waters in the county are deepest stratum is sixteen feet thick. At the at Bampton, Cleeve, Lomerton, Lifton and Ta- bottom is a bed of clay and sand. This coal vistock.

retains the vegetable structure, and has the apThe soils of this county divide themselves into pearance of charred wood, impregnated with bur kinds, the first of which is found to occupy bitumen. It is divided into two kinds, the stone the smallest space. Risdon, in his Survey of coal and the wood coal; the last has more of the Devon, says that 'on the east side of the sbire peculiar properties. When this coal is burning, the mould standeth most upon white chalk, which a thick heavy smoke, of a fætid and disagreeable is passing good for sheep and corn.' The second nature, arises from it. The small coal, thrown is the red land, surrounding Exeter, and extend into a heap, and exposed to the weather, will ing considerably east and west of it; this is take fire of itself. Its specific gravity is from deemed good pasture land. The third is the 1:4 to 1.558, and its proportion of pure carbon peat soil, of which Dartmoor furnishes the prin- from 54 to 75 per cent. cipal example. Of this soil Risdon speaks The chief mineral productions are tin, which soinewhat disparagingly, saying that it is richer the granite hills of Dartmoor have produced in its bowels ihan in the face thereof, yielding probably for many ages, as traces of seam works tin and turf.' The fourth, which pervades by far and mines are to be seen in every part of this the greater part of the county, though varied in immense waste. Stone, which is justly esteemed its appearances hy casual admixtures, is what as the best in existence for the purpose of buildhas lately obtained the name of dun-land. It is ing where durability is to be regarded. The furnished probably by the decomposition of same kind of granite rock, which produces tin, schistus rock, on which it lies, and is found in has also produced some lodes of copper. This almost every state, from the most fertile to the county also produces lead and silver; also iron, most sterile. The writer of most excellent and zinc, antimony, manganese, wolfram, arsenic, accurate. Remarks on the present State of the and cobalt. 150 miles of this extensive county County of Devon, introductory to the new edi. lies on the sea-ccast, and contains mmy excellent tion of Risdon's Survey, published in 1811, bays, harbours, and sta-ports, of which the prinobserves that the soil most prevalent is remark- cipal, and one of the best in the world, is that able in two circumstances; its rapid spontaneous of Devonport (late Plymouth Dock). See Płyproduction of grass when under good manage- MOUTII. The co ists, as well as the rivers, abound ment, and its total want of calcareous principle.' with fish, and particularly the southern coast.

The cattle of Devonshire are in the highest Torbay is famous for its fine soles and turbot. request in all parts of the kingdom; and dis- Plymouth for Johndorey; Topsham, Starcross, tinguished by fineness of bone and skin : the and Lympstone for oysters: and the rare fishi

, sheep are small and subject to the rot. This opah and torpedo, are sometimes caught on the county has also long been fanied for its cyder, coasts. Its pleasant situation, and the cheapwhich is the beverage of the lower classes. Two ness of all the necessaries of life, have induced hundred years ago, many copyholders might a great number of the nobility and gentry to pay their lords' rent with their cyder oniy. The adorn it with seats. above writer adds, that this is even now pro This county sends twenty-six members to the bably in some parts and in some seasons the Imperial Parliament, viz. : two for the county; case, though the orchards are not either so large two for the city of Exeter; two for Totness; two and productive, or so numerous as they used to for Plymouth; two for Oakhampton; two for be. Much butter is made in the grass lands Barnstaple; two for Plympton Earle ; two for and that without the churn. This writer has IIoniton; two for Tavistock; two for Ashburgiven a truly interesting and scientific outline of ton; two for Dartmouth; two for Beeralston; the mineralogy of Devon, which, as he very and two for Tiverton. justly observes, is a feature of distinguished im Of the Worthies of Devon,' coliected down portance in this county, whether we regard the to the commencement of the eighteenth century, value of the mineral productions, or the pheno- in a folio volume, by the Rev. John Prince, we mena which it presents to the scientific enquirer. can only mention the following :—Sir John ForThe general character of this mineralogy is that tescue Aland, an able judge; Bishop Barringof an elevated tract of granite, running from ton; Archbishop Baldwin, who accompanied north to south across the district, and passing Richard I. to the Holy Land, and died there in into or under a superstratum of primitive schistus 1191 ; Henry de Bathe, a learned judge, who on its western side, and of alluvial sand-stone died 1261; Lady Mary Chudleigh; John and chalk on the eastern limits. A vein of culm Churchill, the immortal duke of Marlborough; was found some years ago near Chittlehampton, The Rev. archdeacon Conant, on whom his varying from about four inches to one foot in friend Dr. John Prideaux used thus admirably thickness, and dipping about one foot in three to to pun, “ Conanti nihil est difficile;' William the southward. It was wrought for a short time, Courtney, archbishop of Canterbury, who conbut the expense being considerable, it was demned Wicliffe and his followers; Mrs. Hanabandoned. In Bovey Heathfield, which seems nah Cowley, an ingenious dramatic writer; to have been formerly covered by the tide, that John Davis, the navigator who discovered the remarkable substance called Bovey coal, is found. well-known straights in North America, which It ruus nine miles to the southward, keeping to bear his name; Sir Francis Drake; John Dunthe west of large beds of potters' clay. The ning, lord Ashburton; Sir John Fortescue; uppermost strata are within a foot of the surface, Monk, duke of Albemarle; Sir Walter Raleigh; and from eighteen inches to four feet thick: thé Sir Joshua Reynolds, &c. &c.

The principal manufactures of the county are

Be opposite all planets of good luck

To my proceeding, if, with pure heart's love, serges, kerseys, shalloons, broad-cloth, and blond

Immaculate devotion, huly thoughts, lace, in which, and in corn, cattle, fish, and its

I tender not thy beauteous princely daughter. mineral productions, the inhabitants carry on

Id. a considerable trade. Barnstaple potteries have

Nor are the sobercst of them so apt for that devoincreased of late years; they consist of dairy tionul compliance and juncture of hearts, which I dcand kitchen utensils, There is a considerable sire to bear in holy offices, to be performed with me. ship-building trade at Barnstaple. The woollen

King Charles, cloth manufactures at Tiverton, Great Torrington, In vain doth mau the name of just expect, and the wool-combing of Chumleigh were for If his devotions he to God neglect. Denham. merly extensive, but have now decayed or vanish

To destruction sacred, and devote, ed. There is, however, a considerable trade in He with his whole posterity must die. the gloving business at the foriner place. The

Milton. iron, cordage works, &c., for the Royal Dock Grateful to acknowledge whence his good yard at Plymouth, have long been extensive Descends, thither with heart, and voice, and eyes sources of manufacture. Serges are manufactured Directed in devotion, to adore

And worship God supreme, who made him chief at Totness, Moreton, Hempstead, Chafford, and

Of all his works.

Id. other places; and the long ells of Devonshire have been long known. Silk and porcelain have

Whatever may fall from my pen to her disadvan

age, relates to her but as she was, or may again be, been deemed the principal manufactures of the

an obstacle to your devotedness to seraphick love. county ; but the productions from the minerals

Boyle. of the county are perhaps equal to any, excepting

He had a particular reverence to the person of the indeed the woollen manufactory. There is also king, and the more extraordinary devotion for that of a considerable quantity of yarn manufactured in the prince, as he had had the honour to be trusted with the county, as well as of laces.

his education

Clarendon Devonshire (Georgiana, duchess of), was Goddess of maids, and conscious of our hearts, the eluest daughter of John earl Spencer, and So keep me from the vengeance of thy darts, born June 9th, 1757. She married, in 1774, Which Niobe's dewted issue felt, William duke of Devonshire, and was long the When, hissing through the skies, the feathered deaths object of attraction to the fashionable world, were dealt.

Dryden. and the patroness of taste in the fine arts. She The owning of our obligation unto virtue, may be became well acquainted with the history and styled natural religion; that is to say, a devotedness polity of nations, but the belles lettres princi- unto God, so as to act according to his will. Grew. pally attracted her regard. She left an elegant Your devotion has its opportunity: we must pray poem on the passage of Mount St. Gothard, always, but chiefly at certain times. Sprat. which Dellile translated into French. She died The favourable opinion and good word of men at Devonshire House, Piccadilly, March 30th, comes oftentimes at a very easy rate, by a few demure 1806.

looks, with some devotional postures and grimaces. DEVORATION, n. s. See Devour.


Let her, like me, of every joy forlorn, DEVOTE, v. a. & adj. Lat. devoveo, de Devote the hour when such a wretch was born; DEVOTEE', n. s..

volus; to row. To

Like me to deserts and to darkness run. Rowe, Drvo'IL DA ESS, n. s. dedicate to divine

From the full choir when loud hosannas rise, Divo'uon, n. S. or superior service ; Aud swell the pomp of dreadful sacrifice; DEVOʻUONAL, adj.

hence to appropriate Amid that scene, if some relenting eye DevO'LONALIST, n. S. in any particular Glance on the stone where our cold reliques lie, mamer: to resign. llence, also, to doom, to Devotion's self shall stcal a thought from heaven,

A devotee, Dr. Johnson defines as One human tear shall drop, and be forgiven. one erroneously or superstitiously religious;

Pope. but it is also used for one warm in religion

Ah why, Penelope, this causeless fear, generally. Devotion is the act, habit, or state,

To rer:der sleep's soft blessiugs insincere ?

Alike devote to sorrow's dire extreme, of being devoted or given up to; devotional pertaining to devotion; devotionalist, synonymous

The day reflection and the midnight dream

Id. with devotee.

Pilgrimages are often either enjoined by ccnsessors, With deuocion we han avowid, that we schulen not or undergone by devotees.

Serce, taaste ony thing til we sleen poul.

Aliens were devoted to their rapine and despight. Wiclif. Dedis, 23.

Decay of Piety. No devoted thing that a man shall devote unto the

Devotion may be considered either as an exercise of Lord, of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of publick or private prayers at set times and occasions, the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed.

or as a temper of the mind, a state and disposition of Lev. xxvi. 21. the neart, which is rightly affected with such exercises.

Law on Christ's Perfection. They tied were to stedfast chastity, And continence of life, that all forgon,

With such a cause as yours, my lord, it is not suffiThey mote the better tend to their devotion.

cient that you have the court at your derotion, unless Spenser. Faerie Queene. you can find means tu corrupt or intimidate the jury.

Junisss Religious minds are inflamed with the love of pub

He sue for mercy! He dismayed wrk-derotion.


By wild words of a timid maid ! What black magician conjures up this fiend,

He, wronged by Venice, vows to save To stop devoted charitable deeds? Shakspeare.

Her sons devoted to che grave. Byron.


--A mere ideal, unintelligible, notion, fit only for Her grace rose, and with modest paces the cloistered monk, or the superstitious devotee. Came to the altar, where she kneeled ; and saint-lik

Porteus. Cast her fair eyes to heaven, and prayed devoutly. Devotion, among the ancient Romans, a kind

Shakspeare. of sacrifice or ceremony, whereby they conse

One of the wise men having a while attentively crated themselves to the service of some person.

and devoutly viewed and contemplated this pillar and

Bacon. The ancients thought that the life of one might cross, fell down upon his face. be ransomed by the death of another; whence Anon dry ground appears, and from his ark these devotions became frequent for the lives of The ancient sire descends with all his train; the emperors. Devotion to any particular per

Then with uplifted hands, and eyes decout, 3on was unknown among the Romans till the Grateful to heaven.

Milton. time of Augustus. The day after the title For this, with soul devout, he thanked the god; of Augustus had been conferred upon Octa- And, of success secure, returned to his abode. vius, Pacuvius, a tribune of the people, pub

Dryden licly declared, that he would devote himself to Think, O my soul, devoutly think, Augustus, and obey him at the expense of his

How, with affrighted eyes, life, if he was commanded. This example of

Thou saw'st the wide extended deep
In all its horrors rise !

Addison. fattery was immediately followed by all the rest; till at length it became an established custom We must be constant and devout in the worship o never to go to salute the emperor, without de- our God, and ready in all acts of benevolence to claring that they were devoted to him. Before our neighbour.


To second causes we seem to trust, without exthis, the Roman practice was much more noble and patriotic, viz. that of devoting themselves to pressing, 89 devoutly as we ought to do, our depen

dance on the first,

Atterbury. their country. See Decius.

DEUTEROCANONICAL, from devtepos, seDEVOUR', 2.a. Lat. devoro ; of Gr. DEVOUR'ER, 1. s.

Bopa, the food of beasts cond, and kavovixos, canonical, in the school of DEVORA’TION, n. S. To eat up ravenously,

theology, an appellation given to certain books of as a beast or wild aniinal; to destroy: hence after the rest'; either because they were not

holy scripture, which were added to the canon to consume or enjoy with eagerness. Devoration written till after the compilation of the canon, says Dr. Johnson, is “the act of devouring,' Lut we have seen no instance of its occurrence.

or by reason of some dispute about them. The

Jews acknowledge several books in their canon, And I took the book of the aungelis hond and de- which were later than the rest. They say, that uoride it, and it was in mi mouthe as sweete as hony, under Ezra a great assembly of their doctors, and whanne I hadde deuouride it mi wombe was bitter. which they call by way of eminence the great

Wiclif. Apoc. 10.

synagogue, made the collection of the sacred A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a books which we now have in the Hebrew Old fame burneth,

Joel, ii. 3.

Testament, including those which were not We've willing dames enough : there cannot be written before the Babylonish captivity, viz. That vulture in you, te devour so many

Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Ezekiel, Daniel, HagAs will to greatness dedicate themselves,

gai, Zechariah, and Malachi ; and the Romish Finding it so inclined.

Shakspeare church has since added others to the canon, that So looks the pent up lion o'er the wretch were not, and could not be, in the canon of the Jews, That trembles under his devouring paws.


being written loug after. Such are several of the Rome is but a wilderness of tygers ;

apocryphal books, as the Maccabees, EcclesiasTygers must prey, and Rome affords no prey ticus, Wisdom, &c. Others were added stila But me and mine : how happy art thou, then, later. The deuterocanonical books in the modern From these devourers to be banished !


canon are, the epistle to the Hebrews; those Death stalks behind them, ani! each flying hour of James and Jude; the second of St. Peter, Does some loose remnant of thy life decour. the second and third of St. John; and the Re

Dryden. velation. Such a pleasure as grows fresher upon enjoyment; DEUTEROGAMY, η. 8. Δευτερος and γαμοσ and though continually fed upon, yet is never devoured. A second marriage;


DEUTERONOMY, n. s. Aɛvtepoc vouoc. The Notwithstanding that Socrates lived in the time of second book of the law; the fifth book of this devouring pestilence at Athens, he never caught Moses. the least infection.


DEUTERONOMY was the last of the five books Since those leviathans are withdrawn, the lesser written by Moses, and contains, as its name imdecouters supply their place : fraud succeeds to violence.

ports, the repetition of the law. It was written Decay of Piety.

in the fortieth year after the delivery from Egypt, You, while amazed his hurrying hordes retire

Moses being then in the 120th year of his age. From the fell havoc of devouring fire.

In the Hebrew it contains eleven paraches, Taught the first art! with piny rods to raise By quick attrition the domestic blaze. Darwin.

though there are only ten in the editions of the

rabbins at Venice, twenty chapters, and 955 DEVOUT, adj. ?

Lat. devotus. See DE- verses. In the Greek, Latin, and other versions, DEVOUT'LY, adv. I votion. Pious; religious; it contains thirty-four chapters. The last is not devoted to holy duties.

by Moses. Some suppose it was written by Her twilights were more clear than our mid-day, Joshua immediately after Moses's deat'ı ; which She dreamt dedoutlier than most use to pray. Donne. is the most probable opinion. Others say it was

added by Ezra. See Pentateuch. This book perial chamber 172 rix-dollars, and thirty-six opens with an interesting address to the Israelites, kruitzers. The revenues were estimated at 500,000 in which Moses briefly recapitulates the many florins. It returned in 1814 to the possession instances in which they had experienced the di- of Austria, and has since been exchanged for vine favor since their departure from Horeb. other districts with Bavaria. It is now a part of He describes the success and victories which the Bavarian province of the Rhine, and has had marked their progress; and the incredulous about 60,000 inhabitants. murmurs and ingratitude, by which the people Deux Ponts, or Zweybrucken, as the Gerhad incensed God; so that of the multitude mans call it, a town of Germany, now annexed which were brought out of Egypt, few now re to France, and included in the department of mained. He proceeds to rehearse the various Sarre and Moselle, of which it is the capital; as commandments, statutes, and judgments which it was, till December, 1797, of the ci-devant had been delivered to them by God, that they duchy. It was the seat of justice for the prinmight become a wise and understanding peo- cipality, and has churches for Roman Catholics, ple;' and while he intersperses with those laws, Lutherans, and Calvinists. It is seated on the frequent instances of their past misconduct, he Erlbach, forty-six miles west of Manheim, fifty unfolds the glorious attributes of God, and south-west of Mentz, and forty-nine north by reiterates many persuasive motives. He enjoins west of Strasburgh. Long. 7° 26' E., lat. them, on their first entrance into Canaan, to give 49° 16' N. a public display of their reverence for God's law, Deux Ponts, Les, a town of the Bavarian by erecting stones on which all its words and States, the capital of the foregoing district, is precepts might be inscribed.

He renews the situated on-the right bank of the Little Erlbach, covenant with the people, including all that and has a castle, formerly the ducal residence. previously passed at Horeb; and ratifies those The chief objects of interest are a beautiful organ assurances of spiritual blessings, long since im- in the town church, the new Lutheran church parted to Abraham and his descendants. He and academy, and the orphan-house. In 1709 ihen, in consistency with the promises and sanc- Stanislaus Leczynsky, king of Poland, took up tions of both covenants, sets forth, for their in- his residence here, and built the palace of Schuhstruction, life and good, and death and evil, flick, about half a mile from the town. The temporal and eternal recompense, present and town is distinguished for its valuable editions of future punishment.

the Greek and Latin classics. Population 5000. DEUTEROPOTMI, in Grecian antiquity, a It is forty-six miles west of Manheim, and fiftydesignation given to such of the Athenians as eight east of Mentz. had been thought dead, and, after the celebration of the funeral rites, unexpectedly recovered.

DEW, n. s.

Goth.doggwa; Swe. DEUTEROSCOPY, n.s. Δευτερος and σκοπεω.

DEWBERRY, n. s. dafwa; Belg. dauw ; The second intention ; the meaning beyond the

DEWBESPRENT', part. Teut. tau, from Gr. literal sense : not in use.

Dew'BURNING, adj. orvw, to moisten. The

DEW'DROP, n. s condensed moisture Not attaining the deuteroscopy, or second intention


of of the words, they are fain to omit their consequences,

the atmosphere. DEW’LAPT, adj.

See the scientific articoherences, figures, or tropologies. Browne's Vulgar Errouts.

DEW'WORM, n. $. cle. Dew-berry is a

Dewʻy, adj. DEUX Ponts, a ci-devant duchy and prin- flesh of the throat of oxen that laps the dew.

fruit. Dew-lap, the cipality of Germany, in the circle of the Upper The meaning of the other compounds is obvious, Rhine. It was composed of the ancient county Dew is often used figuratively for bounty and of the same name, and the connty of Veldentz, love, as in the instance from Shakspeare. and bounded by the provinces of Alsace and Lorrain on the south and south-west, by the At last the golden orientale gate electorate of Treves on the north, and the Lower Of greatest heaven gan to open fayre, Palatinate on the east; but much intersected by And Phæbus fresh, as brydegroome to his mate the possessions of different princes. In the year

Came dauncing forth, shaking his deawie hayre. 1385 it was annexed to the Palatinate. The

Spenser. Faerie Queene. descendants of the princes palatine having ob A trickling stream of balm most sovereign tained the throne of Sweden, and given three And dainty dear, which on the ground still fell, princes to that kingdom, Charles X. XI. and And overflowed all the fertile plain, XII., it remained under the dominion of Sweden

As it had dewed been with timely rain. Id. during that period; but this line becoming ex

He, now to prove his late renewed might, tinct, it descended to the house of Birkenfield, High brandishing his bright dew-burning blade, in the possession of which it continued till its

Upon his crested scalp so sore did smite, late subjection to the power of France. The That to the scull a yawning wound it made. Id. duchy was overrun by the French in 1793, and

With him pour we in our country's purge finally attached to that kingdom in 1797, when Each drop of us. it was included in the department of the Sarre

Or so much as it needs and Moselle. It is mountainous, and abounds To dew the sovereign flower, and drown the weeds. in mines of copper, mercury, iron, and coals;

Shakspeare. as well as in vineyards, pastures, and corn-fields,

Never yet one hour in bed which sufficiently supply the people. The prin Did I enjoy the golden dew of sleep, cipality, when under the German empire, paid But with his tim'rous dreams was still awakad. for the Roman month 240 florins, and to the im


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