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We shall disburden the piece of those hard shadow These men being certainly jewels to a wise man, ings, which are always ungraceful.

considering what wonders they were able to perform,

Dryden's Dufresnoy. yet were discarded by that unworthy prince, as not They removed either by casualty and tempest, or worthy the holding.

Sidney. hy intention and design, either out of lucre of gold,

And laughter where it reigns unchecked, or for the disburdening of the countries surcharged

Discards and dissipates respect.

Shenstone. with multitudes of inhabitants. Hale's Origin of Mankind.

Should we own that we have a very imperfect Disburdened Heaven rejoiced. Milton. idea of substance, would it not be hard to charge Lucia, disburden all thy cares on me,

us with discarding substance out of the world! And let me share thy most retired distress.

Locke. Addison's Cato. Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and is T. DISBURSE', v.a. Fr. debourser; dis and always therefore represented as blind. burse. To spend or lay out money.

Addison's Guardian, The queen's treasure, in so great occasions of dis DISCAR'NATE, adj. Dis and caro, carnis, bursements, is not always so ready, nor so plentiful, flesh; Ital. scarnuto. Štripped of flesh. as it can spare so great a sum together.

Spenser's Ireland.

'Tis better to own a judgment, though but with a Nor would we deign bim burial for his men,

curta supellex of coherent notions ; than a memory, Till he disbursed ten thousand dollars. Shakspeare.

like a sepulchre, furnished with a load of broken and discarnate bones.

Glancille. As Alexander received great sums, he was no less generous and liberal in disbursing of them.

TO DISCASE', v. a, Dis and case. To strip;

Arbuthnot on Coins. to undress. DISC, in antiquity, a quoit made of stone, iron, Fetch me the hat and rapier in niy cell: or copper, five or six fingers broad, and above a I will discuse me, and myself present. foot long, somewhat of an oval figure. It was

Shakspeare. Tempest. hurled like a bowl to a vast distance, by the DISCERN', v. a. & v. n.) Fr. discerner; Sp. help of a leathern thong, tied round the throw Discern'er, n. s. and Portug. discerer's hand and put through a hole in the Discern’IBLE, adj.. nir ; Ital. and Lat. middle. According to Ovid, Met. 10, Apollo Discern'IBLENESS, discernere ; dis and laid down his divinity, and abandoned the charge Discern'ỊeLY,

cernere ; Gr. Kovw; of his oracle at Delphi, to go to Sparta to play Discern'ing, part. adj.

to judge or deterat the discus, where he mortally wounded his fa DiscerN'INGLY, adv. mine. To descry; vorite Hyacinthus. Pausanias gives the invention DISCERN'MENT.

discover; distinof the game to Perseus, the son of Jupiter and guish ; judge: as a neuter verb to make distincDanae, who had the misfortune to kill his ma- tion. Discerning is knowing; discreet; wise. ternal grandfather Acrisius with his disc. The meaning of the other derivatives seeins

The game of discus was in practice at the time plain. of the Trojan war. The myrmidons of Achilles

And behold among the simple ones, I discerned practised it, during their leader's inaction, on the

among the youths a young man void of understand. sea-shore, while burning with ire against Aga

ing.

Prov. vii. 7. memnon. Homer also records it as among the

You shall be ruled and led gymnastic sports given at the funereal obsequies By come discretion, that discerns your state of Patroclus, with an iron discus.

Better than you yourself. Shakspeare. King Lear. Disc, in astronomy, the face of the sun and

Does
any

here know me? This is not Lear : moon, as they appear to us on the earth ; or the Does Lear' walk thus, speak thus? Where are bis face of the earth as it appears to a spectator in the moon.

Either his motion weakens, or his discernings Disc, in optics, the wideness of the aperture Are lethargied.

Id. of a telescopic glass, whether plain, convex, con 'Twas said they saw but one; and no discerner cave, or of any other form.

Durst wag his tongue in censure. DISCALCEATED, adj. 1 Lat. discalceatus.

Id. Henry VIII. DISCALCEA’TION, n. s. Stripped of shoes: They follow virtue for reward to-day; the act of pulling off the shoes.

To-morrow vice, if she give better pay : The custom of discalceation, or putting off their

We are so good, or bad, just at a price ; shoes at meals, is conceived to have been done, as by

For nothing else discerns the virtue or vice. that means keeping their beds clean.

Ben Jonson. Browne's Vulgar Errouts.

It "discerneth of forces, frauds, crimes various of DISCAN'DY, v. n. From dis and candy. Stellionate, and the inchoations towards crimes ca

Bacon. To dissolve; to melt.

pital, not actually perpetrated. The hearts

Consider what doctrines are infused discernibly That spanieled me at heels, to whom I gave amongst Christians, most apt to obstruct or interrupt Their wishes, do discandy, melt their sweets

the christian life.

Hammond. On blossoming Cæsar.

Shakspeare. He was a great observer and discerner of men's DISCARD', v. a. Dis and card. To throw natures and humours, and was very dexterous in comout of the hand such cards as are useless : bence pliance, where he found it useful.

Clarendor. to dismiss or eject from service or employment. All this is easily discernible by the ordinary dis

Svuih. Their captains, if they list, discard whom they courses of the understanding. please, and send away such as will perhaps willingly To discern such buds as are fit to produce blossoms, be rid of that dangerous and hard service.

from such as will display themselves but in leaves, is Spenser's State of Ireland. no difficult matter..

Boyle.

eyes ?

cause.

What doth better become wisdom than to discern will make it so go off, as scarcely to be heard by the what is worthy the loving? Sidney. discharger.

Broune. The custom of arguing on any side, even against

They are imprudent enough to discharge themselves our persuasions, dims the understanding, and makes of this blunder, by laying the contradiction at Virgil's

door. it by degrees lose the faculty of discerning between

Dryden. truth and falsehood.

Locke.

Had I a hundred tongues, a wit so large

As could their hundred offices discharge.
These two errours Ovid has most discerningly
avoided.
Garth.

Dryden's Fables.

The text expresses the sound estate of the coniIt is indeed a sin of so gross, so formidable a bulk, that there needs no help of opticks to render it dis

science, not barely by its not accusing, but by its noc cerrible, and therefore I need not farther expatiate on

condemning us; which word imports properly an it. Government of the Tongue.

acquittance or discharge of a man upon some prece

dent accusation, and a full trial and cognizance of his A reader that wants discernment, loves and admires

South. the characters and actions of men in a wrong place.

Freeholder.

If one man's fault could discharge another man of Safe in his power, whose eyes discern afar

his duty, there would be no place left for the common The secret ambush of a specious prayer;

offices of society.

L'Estrange. Implore his aid, in his decisions rest,

When foreign trade imports more than our commoSecure, whate'er he gives, he gives the best. dities will pay for, we contract debts beyond sea; and

Johnson. Vanity of Human Wishes. those are paid with money, when they will not take DISCERP', v.a.

Locke. our goods to discharge them. 2 Lat. discerpo. To Discerpʻtible, adj. ) tear in pieces ; to break; fire, so wherever there are any extraordinary discharges

As the heat of all springs is owing to subterraneous to destroy by separation of its parts.

of this fire, there also are the neighbouring springs What is most dense, and least porous, will be hotter than ordinary.

Woodward. most coherent and least discerptible.

Glanville's Scepsis.

The man who builds, and wants wherewith to pay,

Provides a house from which to run away. Matter is moveable, this immoveable; matter discerptible, this indiscerptible.

More.

In Britain what is many a lordly seat

But a discharge in full for an estate ? Young. DISCHARGE', v. a., v., n., & n. s. ? Dis and

We discharged a pistol, and had the sound returned DISCHARGʻER, n. s.

I charge, or

upon us fifty-six times, though the air was foggy. Fr. descharger. To disburden, throw off, deliver

Addison on Italy. from a load, a debt, crime, or obligation; hence

Soon may kind heaven a sure relief provide; to perform duty, as well as to dismiss from office,

Soon may your sire dischurge the vengeance due, or employ; to emit. As a neuter verb, to ex And all your wrongs the proud oppressors rue. plode. As a substantive, discharge is emission,

Pope's Odyssey. or explosion; matter emitted ; disruption ; dis The matter being suppurated, I opened an inflamed mission, or release, from duty or punishment. tubercle in the great angle of the left eye,

and disPerformance of duty..

charged a well concocted matter. Wiseman's Surgery. There is no discharge in that war, neither shall The hemorrhage being stopped, the next occurrence wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

is a thin serous discharge.

Sharp's Surgery. Eccles. viii. 8.

DISCINCT, adj. Lat. discinctus. Ungirded; They wanted not reasons to be discharged of all blame, who are confessed to have no great fault, even

loosely dressed by their very word and testimony, in whose eyes no

DISCIND', v.a. Lat. discindo. To divide; fault of ours hath ever hitherto been esteemed to be

to cut in pieces. small.

Hooker.

We found several concretions so soft, that we could Infected minds

easily discind them betwixt our fingers. Boyle. To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.

DISCI'PLE, v. a. & n. s. Fr. disciple ; Shakspeare. Macbeth. Disci'PLESHIP.

I Span. and Port. If he had

discipulo; Lat. discipulus, from disciplina. One The present money to discharge the Jew,

who submits himself to discipline as a scholar. He would not take it. Id. Merchant of Venice. See Discipline. Discipleship is the state of

Trial would also be made in berbs poisonous and being a disciple. purgative, whose ill quality perhaps may be discharged, So that the disciplis weren named at Antioche crisor attempered, by setting stronger poisons or purga ten men.

Wiclif. Dedis. 11. tives by them.

Bacon,

She, bitter penance ! with an iron whip The cloud, if it were oily or fatty, would not dis

Was wont him to disciple every day. Spenser. Bacon's Natural History.

He did look far The galleys also did oftentimes, out of their prows,

Into the service of the time, and was diecharge their great pieces against the city.

Discipled of the bravest.

Shakspeare Knolles's History. That to which justification is promised, is the giving A grateful mind

up of the whole soul intirely unto Christ, undertaking By owing owes not, but still pays; at once Indebted and discharged.

discipleship upon Christ's terms. Milton.

Hammond's Pract. Catech. He warns

He rebuked disciples who would call for fire from Us, haply too secure of our discharge

heaven upon whole cities, for the neglect of a few. From penalty, because from death released

King Charles. Id.

A young disciple should bebave himself so well, as To abate the bombilation of punpowder, a way is to gain the affection and the ear of his instructor promised by Porta, by borax and butter, which he says

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For, as Christians, we are the disciples, the followers, What eagerness in disciplinarian uncertainties, and the servants of Christ, redeemed by him. when the love of God and our neighbour, evangelical

Mason. unquestionables, are neglected! Glan. Scepsis. Yea, a disciple, that would make the Founder

The most perfect, who have their passions in the Of your belief renounce it, could he see

best discipline, are yet obliged to be constantly on their Such proselytes.

Byron.
guard.

Rogors. DISCIPLE, in a more restrained sense, is the They look to us, as we should judge of an army oi designation applied to those who were the imme- well-disciplined soldiers at a distance. diate followers and attendants on Christ's person,

Derham's Astro-Theology. of whom there were seventy or seventy-one. The They were with care prepared and disciplined for terms disciple and apostle are often used sy- confirmation, which they could not arrive at till they nonymously in the gospel history; but sometimes were found, upon examination, to have made a suffi. the apostles are distinguished from disciples, as

cient progress in the knowledge of Christianity.

Addison on the Christian Religion. persons selected out of the number of disciples, to be the principal ministers of his religion : of

They draw those that dissent into dislike with the these there were only twelve. The Latins kept state, as puritans, or disciplinarians.

Sanders. Par Eccl. the festival of the seventy or seventy-two disciples on July 15th, and the Greeks on Janu Those canons in behalf of marriage were only dis

ciplinary, grounded on prudential motives.

Bp. Ferne. DISCIPLINE, v. a. & n. s. Fr. disci

It is by the assistance of the eye, and the ear especiDisciplinaBLE, adj.

pline ; Lat. ally, which are called the senses of discipline, that our Dis'CIPLINABLENESS, n. $. Span. Port. minds are furnished with various parts of knowledge. Disciplina'rian, n. s. & adj. and It. dis

Wetts. Dis'ciPLINARY.

ciplina, from

The passions may be humoured till they become disco, to learn, because discipline is necessary to our master, as a horse may be pampered till he gets teaching. To educate, instruct, with power to

the better of his rider ; but early discipline will prepunish; to advance by instruction. As a sub- vent mutiny, and keep the helm in the hands of rea

Cumberland. stantive discipline is, instruction; rule; any thing

In colleges and halls in ancient days, taught; system of government; mortification;

When learning, virtue, piety, and truth, punishment. Disciplinable is, docile; capable

Were precious and inculcated with care, of discipline. Disciplinarian, relating to, and as

There dwelt a sage called Discipline. Cowper. a substantive one zealous for, discipline. Disciplinary, pertaining to discipline.

Discipline, ECCLESIASTICAL, consists in If ony vertue, if ony preisyng of discipline, thenke putting those laws in execution by which the ghe these thingis, that also ghe han lerned.

church is governed, and inflicting the penalties

Wiclif. Filipensis 4. enjoined by them against the several sorts of ofHe had charge my discipline to frame,

fenders. The primitive church never pretended And tutors nouriture to oversee.

Spenser. to exercise discipline upon any but such as As we are to believe for ever the articles of evan were within her pale in the largest sense, by some gelical doctrine, so the precepts of discipline, wc are,in act of their own profession: and even upon like sort, bound for ever to observe. Hooker. these she never pretended to exercise her dis

The cold of the northern parts is that which, with cipline so far as to cancel or disannul their bapout aid of discipline, doth make the bodies hardest, tism: all that she pretended to was, to deprive and the courage warmest.

Bacon, men of the benefits of external communion, such This opens all

as public prayer, receiving the eucharist, and your victories in Scotland, Your discipline in wisdom in peace. Shukspeare.

other acts of divine worship. The church disThe law appeared imperfect, and but given

cipline was confined to the admonition of the With purpose to resign them in full time

party, and to the lesser and greater excommuniUp to a better covenant, disciplined

cation. As to the objects of ecclesiastical disFrom shadowy types to truth, from flesh to spirit.

cipline, they were all such delinquents as fell into

Milton. great and scandalous crimes after baptism. DisThese are the studies wherein our noble and gentle cipline, in a more peculiar sense, is used for the youth ought to bestow their time in a disciplinary bodily punishments inflicted on a religious of way:

ld, the Romish church who has been found a delin. The love of God makes a man chaste without the quent; or even for that which the religious volaborious arts of fasting and exterior discipline; he luntarily undergo or inflict on themselves, by way reaches at glory without any other arms but those of of mortification.

Taylor.

DISCIPLINE, THE BOOK OF, in the history of Art may be said to overcome and advance nature in these mechanical disciplines, which, in this

respect, drawn up by the assembly of ministers in 1650;

the church of Scotland, is a common Order, are much to be preferred. We find in animals, especially some of them, as

for the reformation and uniformity to be observed

In fuxes, dogs, apes, horses, and elephants, not only in the discipline and policy of the church. perception, phantasy, and memory, common to most, this book the government of the church by preif not all animals, but something of sagacity, provi- lates is set aside, kirk sessions are established, the dence, and disciplinableness.

Hale. observation of fast days and saints' days is conLet crooked steel invade

demned, and other regulations for the government The lawless troops which discipline disclaim,

of the church are determined. This book was And their superfluous growth with rigour tame. approved by the privy council, and is called the

Dryden. First Book of Discipline.

war,

love.

Id.

DISCLAIM', v.2.? Dis and claim. To DISCOM'FIT, v. a. & n.s.? Fr.desconfire ;

Disclai'MER, 7. s. Sdisown; to deny any DiscoM'FITURE, n. s. Ital. sconfiggere, knowledge of; to retract any union with; to ab- from Lat. disconfigere. To defeat; to conquer; rogate: a disclaimer is both one that disclaims, overpower ; subdue. disowns, or renounces, and a legal or other plea Joshua discomfitsa Amalek and his people with the containing an express denial or refusal.

edge of the sword.

Erodius. You cowardly rascal! nature disclaims all share in The pillowes dide hir besinesse and cure, thee : a taylor made thee. Shakspeare. King Lear.

After the bataille and discomfiture. Ale calls the gods to witness their offence;

Chaucer. Cant. Tales. Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence.

For in this world there ne is no creture
Dryden's Æneid.

Walking, alas ! in more discomfiture
We find our Lord, on all occasions, disclaiming all

Than I, ne that more sorrowe doth endure. pretensions to a temporal kingdom. Rogers.

Donne. Very few, among those who profess themselves

Fight against that monstrous rebel, Cade, Christians, disclaim all concern for their souls, disown

Whom, since, I heard to be discomfited. the authority, or renounce the expectations, of the

Shakspeare. gospel.

Fly you must : incurable discomfit

Id. DISCʻLO SE, v. a. Lat. discludo, dis and Reigns in the hearts of all our present party. Disc'LOSER, n. S.

close. To uncover; to Dagon must stoop, and shall ere long receive Disc'LOSURE,

produce to open view. Such a discomfit, as shall quite despoil him DISC'LUSIONS, n. s. Disclusion is emission. Of all these boasted trophies. Milton's Agonistes. There may be a reconciliation, except for upbraiding,

While my gallant countrymen are employed in puror pride, or disclosing of secrets, or a treacherous suing rebels half discomfited through the consciousness wound; for from these things every friend will depart. of their guilt, I shall improve those victories to the Ecclus. good of my fellow subjects.

Addison. The producing of cold is a thing very worthy the DISCOM'FORT, v.a.&n.s. ? Dis and comsaquisition, both for the use and disclosure of causes. DiscoM'FORTABLE, adj. } fort. To grieve;

Bacon. 'He that proportioned wonders can disclose,

sadden; deject: as a substantive, uneasiness ;

sorrow; melancholy. At once his fancy and bis judgment shows. Waller.

Therefore whanne ye seen the abomynacioun of Judge what a ridiculous thing it were, that the con- discoumfort, that is seid of Danyel the profete stontinued shadow of the earth should be broken by sud- dynge in the hooly place, he that redith undirstonde den miraculous eruptions and disclusions of light, to he.

Wiclif. Matt. 24. prevent the art of the lanthora-maker. More. Then earth and ocean various forms disclose.

This himself did foresee, and therefore armed his Dryden.

church, to the end they might sustain it without disIf I disclose my passion, comfort.

Hooker. Our friendship's at an end ; If I conceal it,

Discomfort guides my tongue, The world will call me false. Addison's Cato.

And bids me speak of r.othing but despair. Ten brother-youths with light umbrellas shade,

Shakspeare. Or fan with busy hands the panting maid;

Discomfortable cousin, knowest thou not Loose wave her locks, disclosing, as they break,

That when the searching eye of Heaven is hid The rising bosom and averted cheek. Darwin. Behind the globe, it lights the lower world? Id. ANGIOLINA.

Ah! why

It is no discomfort for a man to flee, when his conDo you still keep apart, and walk alone,

scienco pursues him not. And let such strong emotions stamp your brow,

Bp. Hall. Contemplations. As not betraying their full import, yet Disclose too much ?

What ! did that help poor Dorus, whose eyes could DOGE. Disclose too much of what?

carry unto him no other news but discomfortable ? What is there to disclose.

Sidney.; Byron.

In solitude there is not only discomfort, but weakDISCOL'OUR, v. a. } Lat. decoloro. To

ness also.

South. DiscoL'OURATION, n. s. } change from the natu

DISCOMMEND', v. a. Dis and comral hue; to stain. The change produced, or art DISCOMMEN'DABLE, adj.

mend. To of changing, is discoloration.

DiscoMMEN’DABLENESS, n. S. blame; to cenAll in a kirtle of discoloured say

DiscoMMENDATION, n. s.

discomHe clothed was, ypaynted full of eies.

DiscoMMEN'DER.

mendable is Spenser. Faerie Queenc. Many a widow's husband grovelling lies,

blameable, deserving censure: discommendation, Coldly embracing the discoloured earth.

censure: discommender, he who expresses or Shakspeare. King John.

bestows it. Drink water, either pure, or but discoloured with

Absolutely we cannot discommend, we cannot absomalt.

Temple.

lutely approve, either willingness to live, vr forward. Suspicions, and fantastical surmise,

ness to die.

Hooker.
And jealousy, with jaundice in her eyes,
Discolouring all she viewed.

I
Dryden.

Now you will all be wits : and he, pray,
Have a care lest some beloved notion, or some dar.

And you, that discommend it, mend the play.

Denham. ling science, so prevail over your mind as to discolour all your ideas.

Watts.

Neither do I discommend the lofty style in tragedy, In a depravation of the humours from a sound state

which is naturally pompous and magnificent. to what the physicians call by a general name of a

Dryden. racochymy, spots and discolorations of the skin are Pusillanimity is, according to Aristotle's morality. signs of weak fibres.

Arbuthnot. a vice very discommendable. Ayliffe's Parergon.

sure:

see.

Tully assigns three motions, whereby, without any Were dropping wet, disconsolate and wan, discommendation, a man might be drawn to become an And through their thin array received the rain. accuser of others. Id.

Dryden. DISCOMMODE', v. a. Fr. dis and com

The moon reflects the sunbeams to us, and so, by DiscomMOD'Ious, adj. mode.

To put to

illuminating the air, takes away in some measure the

disconsolate darkness of our winter nights. Sinconvenience; to Discom MO'DITY, n. s.

Ray. molest; to incommode. The adjective and sub- lorn solitude in which I am placed by my philosophy,

I am first affrighted and confounded with that forstantive follow this meaning.

and fancy myself some strange uncouth monster, who, So many thousand soldiers, unfit for any labour, or not being able to unite and mingle in society, has been other trade, must either seek service and employment expelled all human commerce, and left utterly abanabroad, which may be dangerous ; or else employ them doned and disconsolate. selves here at home, which may be discommodious.

Hume. On the Human Understanding. Spenser's State of Ireland.

DISCONTENT', n. s. & adj. Dus and ConWe speak now of usury, how the discommodities of it

DISCONTENT'ED, part. adj. TENT,

which may be best avoided, and the commodities retained :

DISCONTENT'EDLY, adv.

Uneasior how, in the balance of commodities and discommodi

DISCONTENT'EDNESS, n. s. ties, the qualities of usury are to be reconciled.

ness; dissatisBacon. DISCONTENT'MENT.

faction with It is better that a ship should be preserved with one's present state. Discontentment is an old some discommodity to the sailors, than that, the sailors word, expressing the same meaning. being in health, the ship should perish. Hayward. These are the vices that fill them with general disDISCOMPOSE', v. a. ? Fr. décomposer.

contentment, as though the bosom of that famous church, DiscoMPO'SURE, n. s. To disorder; to un

wherein they live, were more noisome than any dun. geon.

Hooker. settle: hence to offend; vex; irritate. Discom

I see your brows full of discontent, posure is the effect thus produced.

Your hearts of sorrows, and your eyes of tears. Though he was a dark prince, and infinitely sus.

Shakspeare. picious, he never put down or discomposed a counsellor The politick and artificial nourishing and enteror near servant.

Bucon. taining of hopes, and carrying men from hopes to He threw himself upon his bed, lamenting with hopes, is one of the best antidotes against the poison much passion, and with abundance of tears; and con of discontentment.

Bacon, tinued in this melancholick discomposure of mind The misery which is supposed to follow poverty, many days.

Clarendon. arises, not from want, but from peevishness and discontent.

Burton. No more, dear mother : ill in death it shows, Your peace of mind by rage to discompose. Dryden.

Pride is ever discontented, and still seeks matter

of boasting in her own works. Men who possess all the advantages of life, are in

Bp. Hall. Contemplations. a state where there are many accidents to disorder

The rest were seized with sullen discontent, and discompose, but few to please them.

Swift. And a deaf murmur through the squadrons went. DISCONCERT', v. a. Dis and concert. To

Dryden. unsettle; discompose; disturb a scheme.

These are, beyond comparison, the two greatest You need not provoke their spirits by outrages :

evils in this world ; a diseased body, and a discontented mind.

Tillotson, careless gesture, a word, or a look, is enough to dis

Collier. concert them.

A beautiful bust of Alexander the Great casts up

his face to heaven with a noble air of grief, or discon DISCONFORʻMITY, n. s. Dis and con

tentedness, in his looks.

Addison's Travels. ormity. Want of agreement; inconsistency. As a man inebriated only by vapours, soon recovers Lyes arise from errour and mistake, or malice and in the open air ; a nation discontented to madness,

without forgery; they consist in the disagreement and discon

any adequate cause, will return to its wits and formity betwixt the speech and the conception of the allegiance, when a little pause has cooled it to reflec

tion.

Johnson, mind, or the conceptions of the mind and the things themselves, or the speech and the things.

DISCONTIN'UE, v. a. & v. n. 1 Fr. disHakewill on Providence. DISCONTINU'ITY, n. s.

continuer. DISCONGRUʻITY, n. s. Dis and congruity.

To leave off; to cease; break off; interrupt: as a Disagreement; inconsistency.

neuter verb, to lose cohesion, or any established

right. There is want of capacity in the thing, to sustain

Thyself shall discontinue from thine heritage that I such a duration, from the intrinsical discongruity of give thee, and I will cause thee to serve thine enethe one to the other.

mies.

Jer, Hale's Origin of Mankind.

Twenty puny lies I'll tell, DISCON'SOLATE, adj. Dis and console. That men shall swear I have discontinued school Discon'sOLATELY, adv. Void of comfort;

Above a twelvemonth.

Shakspeare. Discon'sOLATENESS, n. s. ) hopeless; sorrow Examine thy customs of diet, sleep, exercise, apful; melancholy.

parel, and the like ; and try, in any thou shalt judge See Cassius all disconsolate,

hurtful, to discontinue it by little and little; but so, as With Pindarus his bondman on this hill.

if thou find any inconvenience by the change, thou come back to it again.

Bacon. Shakspeare.

There is that property, in all letters, of aptness to In his (God's] absence, there is nothing but dolour,

be conjoined in syllables and words, through the vodisconsolateness, and despair.

Bp. Hall.

luble motions of the organs from one stop or figure to If patiently thy bidding they obey,

another, that they modify and discriminate the voice, Dismiss them not disconsolate.

Milton.

without appearing discontinue it. The ladies and the knights, no shelter nigh,

Holder's Elements of Speech.

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