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Ashley had been removed from that charge, and The incursions of the Goths, and other barbaroas was thereby so much disobliged, that he quitted the nations, disordered the affairs of the Roman empire. king's party. Clarendon.

Arbuthnot. There can be no malice, and consequently no crime

Many a brave fellow, who has put bis enemy to or disobligation.

L'Estrange.

flight in the field, has been in the utmost disorder upon Those, though in highest place, who slight and making a speech before a body of his friends at

Hughes. disoblige their friends, shall infallibly come to know the value of them, by having none when they shall

DISORD'INATE, adj. 2 Dis and ordinate. most need them.

South. DisorD'INATELY, adv. S Not living by rules If a woman suffers her lover to see she is loth to of virtue; inordinate. disoblige him, let her bewaro of an encroacher.

These not disordinate, yet causeless suffer

Clarissa. The punishment of dissolute days. My plan has given offence to some gentlemen,

Milton. Agonistes. whoin it would not be very safe to disoblige.

DISOʻRIENTATED, adj. Dis and orient.

Addison's Grardian. Turned from the east; turned from the right We love and esteem our clergy, and are apt to lay direction; thrown out of the proper place. some weight upon their opinion, and would not wil. Andrew Marvel uses the word disoccidentated inlingly disoblige them.

stead of disorientated : Geneva had disoccidentated Swift concerning the Sacramental Test. our geographer.'

Dr. A. Rees. Peremptoriness can befit no form of understand DISOʻWN, v. a. Dis and own. To deny; ing : it renders wise men disobliging and troublesome, not to allow; renounce. and fools ridiculous and contemptible.

Then they, who brother's better claim disown, Government of the Tongue. Expel their parents, and usurp the throne. DISORB’ED, adj. Dis and orb. Thrown

Dryden's Æneid.

When an author has publickly disowned a sparious out of the proper orbit.

piece, they have disputed his name with him. Fly like chidden Mercury from Jove,

Swift. Or like a star disor bed.

DISORGANIZE, v. a. l Fr. desorganiser, Shakspeare. Troilus and Cressida.

DISOR'GANIZATION, n. s. I dis and organize. DISOR’DER, v.a.& n. s. Fr. desordre. To derange a system in its parts; subversion of Disor'DERED, adj.

Dis and order. To system or order. A modern word altogether. Disor'DEREDNESS, nh, s.

disturb; throw These disorganizing principles spread rapidly, and, Disor'DERLY, adv.

out of arrange- had not the contagion been interrupted by the war ment; ruffle; discompose.

with France, the consequences would have been far more serious to England.

Thomas. We behaved not ourselves disorderly among you.

2 Thess.

DISPA'ND, v.a. ? Lat. dispando. To disBy that disorderedness of the soldiers, a great ad. Dispa'nsion, n. s. į play ; spread abroad ; the vantage was offered unio the enemy. Knolles. act of displaying or spreading. Here do you keep a hundred knights and squires

DISPAR'AGE, v. a. Ital. dispareggiare, Men so disordered, so debauched and bold,

DISPAR'AGER, n. s. from Lat. dispar, unThat this our court, infected with their manners,

DispaR'AGEMENT. fit, and agere, to do; Shews like a riotous inn. Shakspeure. King Lear. Minsheu. To match or compare for the worse;

Naked savages fighting disorderly with stones, by to depreciate by comparison; to treat contempappointment of their commanders, may truly and tuously. absolutely be said to war.

Raleigh.

Gentle knight, He is one that seldome takes care for old age, be

That doth against the dead his hand uprear, cause ill diet and disorder, together with a consump

His honour stains with rancour and despight, tion, or some worse disease, taken up in his full ca. And great disparagement makes to his former might.

Spenser. reer, have onely chalked out his catastrophe but to a colon.

Micrologia, 1629. Yet doe not sdeigne to let thy name be writt Eve,

In this base poem, for thee far unfitt; Not so repulsed, with tears that ceased not flowing,

Nought is thy worth disparaged thereby.

Id. Sonnets. And tresses all disordered, at his feet Fell humble,

Milton.

She was much affectionate to her own kindred, Those obsolete laws of Henry I. were but disorderly, side, who counted her blood a disparagement to be

which did stir great envy in the lords of the king's confused, and general things ; rather cases and shells mingled with the king's.

Bacon, of administration than institutions.

Hale.

In a commonwealth, much disparagement is occaLet him be stript, and disordered; I would fain see

sioned, when able spirits, attracted by a familiarity, him walk in querpo, that the world may behold the

are inflamed with faction.

Wotton. inside of a friar.

Dryden's Span. Friar.

It is no disparagement for greater persons to begin Pleasure and pain are only different constitutions

treaties of peace. Bp. Hall's Contemplations. of the mind, sometimes occasioned by disorder in the

Ahaz, his sottish conqueror, he drew body, or sometimes by thoughts in the mind.

God's altar to disparage and displace,
Locke.

For one of Syrian mode.
A disorderly multitude contending with the body of

Milton's Paradise Lost. the legislature, is like a man in a fit under the con

They will defy duet of one in the fulness of his health and strength. That which they love most tenderly;

Addison.

Quarrel with minced pies, and disparage From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part,

Their best and dearest friend, plum-porridge. And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. Pope.

Hudibras.

"Tis no disparagement to philosophy, that it cannot Dispart, in gunnery, is the mark set upon deify us.

Glanville,

the muzzle ring of a piece of ordnance, so that a It is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of sight-line, taken upon the top of the base ring, himself; it grates his own heart to say any thing of against the touch-hole, by the mark set on or disparagement, and the reader's ears to hear any thing near the muzzle, may be parallel to the axis of of praise from him.

Cowley. the concave cylinder. The common way of You wrongfully do require Mopsa to so great a doing this is, to take the two diameters of the disparagement, as to wed her father's servant.

base-ring, and of the place where the dispart is Sidney.

to stand, and divide the difference between them The play was never intended for the stage ; nor, into two equal parts, one of which will be the without disparagement to the author, could have suc- length of the dispart, which is set on the gun ceeded.

Dryden. with wax or pitch, or fastened there with a Reason is a weak, diminutive light, compared to re- piece of twine or marline. By means of an invelation, but it ought to be no disparagement to a star strument it may be done with great nicety. that it is not a sun.

South.

DISPA'SSION, n.s. From dis and pasHis religion sat easily, naturally, and gracefully

Dispa'ssIONATE, adj. sion. Freedom from upon him, without any of those forbidding appearances

Dispa'ssIONATED, adj. ) mental perturbation; which soroetimes disparage the actions of men sincerely pions.

Atterbury.

exemption from passion.

Wise and dispassionate men thought he had been DISPAʼRATES, n. s. / From Lat. disparata.

proceeded with very justly.

Clarendon. DISPA'RITY, n. s. | Things so unlike that

What is called by the Stoicks apathy, or dispassion, they cannot be compared with each other ; ine

is called by the Scepticks indisturbance, by the Moliquality

nists quietism, by common men peace of conscience. Between Elihu and the rest of Job's familiars, the

Temple. greatest disparity was but in years.

Hooker.

You have, as all dispassionated men may judge, Among unequals, what society

fulfilled the poet's definition of madness. Can sort, what harmony or true delight?

Dr. Maine. Which must be mutual, in proportion due

DISPEL', v. a. Given and received; but in disparity,

Lat. dispello. To drive by The one intense, the other still remiss,

scattering; to dissipate. Cannot well suit with either, but soon prove

If the night Tedious alike.

Milton. Have gathered aught of evil, or concealed, There was as great a disparity between the practical Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.

Milton. dictates of the understanding, then and now, as there is between empire and advice, counsel and command. When the spirit brings light unto our minds, it dis

South. pels darkness; we see it, as we do that of the sun at Men ought not to associate and join themselves to noon, and need not the twilight of reason to shew it. gether in the same office, under a disparity of condi

Locke. tion.

Ayliffe's Parergon. DISPENCE', n. s. Fr. dispence. Expense; DISPARK', v.a. Dis and park. To throw cost; charge; profusion. open a park.

It was a vault ybuilt for great dispence, To set at large; to release from enclosure. With many ranges reared along the wall, You have fed upon my signiories,

And one great chimney, whose long funnel thence The smoke furth threw.

Faerie Queene. Disparked my parks, and felled my forest woods.

DISPEND', ". a.
Shukspeare.

Lat. dispendo. To spend;
They were supposed

to consume: to expend. By narrow wits to be enclosed ;

Of their commodities they were now scarce able to Till his free muse threw down the pale,

dispend the third part. Spenser's State of Ireland. And did at once dispark them all. Waller. DISPENSE', v. a. & n. s. Fr. dispenser ; DISPART', r. a. Dis and part. Fr. depar

Dispensary, n.s.

Span, despensar ; lir; Lat. dispertior. To divide in two; to sepa

DISPENSA'TION,

Ital. and Lat. disrate; to break; to burst; to rive.

DispensA ́TOR,
DISPEN'SATORY.

'diversely,

and Hard is the doubt, and difficult to deem, When all three kinds of love together meet,

pendo, to weigh out money. To deal out; disAnd do dispart the heart with power extreme,

tribute by rule or measure: hence to excuse, or Whether shall weigh the balance down. suspend compliance with a rule; and to set free

Spenser. from obligation. A dispensary is, strictly, a The rest to several places place where medicines are weighed or dealt out; a Disparted, and between spun out the air. dispensatory a book prescribing them ; dispensa

Milton. tion, a rule of dealing between God and man; Disparted Britain mourned their doubtful sway,

distribution : hence, permission to do what may

have been forbidden. And dreaded both, when neither would obey.

Prior.

So a man gesse us as mynystris of Crist, and disThe pilgrim oft,

penderis of the nynysteries of God. Now it is sought At dead of night, mid his oraison hears

among the dispenderis that a man be foundun trwve. Aghast the voice of Time, disparting towers,

Wiclif. i. Cor. 4. Tumbling all precipitate down-dashed,

One loving howre
Rattling around, loud thunderin to the moon. For many years of sorrow can dispence.

Dyer.

Spenser. Faerie Queene.

pensare, from dis,

DULGENCES.

Hast thou not sworn allegiance unto me? many of these institutions also afford gratuitous Canst thou dispense with heaven for such an oath ? assistance to lying-in women. Formerly there

Shakspeare. were three dispensaries established in London, How few kingdoms are there, wherein, by dispensing for selling medicines to the poor at prime cost, with oaths, absolving subjects from allegiance, and under the direction of the College of Physicians. cursing, or threatening to curse, as long as their curses In China the medicines are not dispensed gratis, were regarded, the popes bave not wrought in umer- but money is given to the poor to purchase able mischiefs.

Raleigh.

them. The Chinese have a stone, ten cubits As her majesty hath made them dispensators of her high, erected in the public squares of their favour towards her people, so it behoveth them to shew cities; on this stone are engraved the names of themselves equal distributers of the same. Bacon.

all sorts of medicines, with the price of each; The description of the ointment is found in the chy- and when the poor stand in need of any relief mical dispensatory.

Id. Natural History.

from physic, they go to the treasury, where they God delights in the ministries of his own choice,

receive the price each medicine is rated at. and the methods of grace, in the economy of heaven, Dispensations are most generally dispensed and the dispensations of eternal happiness.

by the pope, who claims the office jure divino, Taylor's Worthy Communicant.

and has extended it to everything. See InRoyal bounties Are great and gracious, while they are dispensed

His power to grant a dispensation With moderation.

Massinger.

for any thing contrary to the divine law, or the Those now that were dispensed

law of nature, has, however, been denied by the The burden of many ages, on me light

more moderate of the Romanists, who confine At once by my foreknowledge.

Milton. him to what is contrary to positive laws, or to Then reliques, beads,

things relating to facts, marriages, holding seIndulgences, dispenses, pardons, bulls,

veral benefices, &c.; and who limit him even in The sport of winds.

Id. these things. The archbishop of Canterbury At ler.gth the muses stand restored again, has a power, by statute, of dispensing in any While you dispense the laws, and guide the state. cause wherein dispensations were formerly

Dryden. granted by the see of Rome, as well to the To thee the loved dispensary I resign. Garth, king as his subjects; and, during the vacancy of Neither are God's methods or intentions different the archbishop's see, the guardian of the spirituin his dispensations to each private man. Rogers. alities may grant dispensations. Every bishop

Do thou, my soul, the destined period wait, of common right has the power of instituting to When God shall solve the dark decrees of fate; benefices, and of dispensing in common cases, His now unequal dispensations clear,

&c. A dispensation of the king makes a thing And make all wise and beautiful appear. Tickell. prohibited, lawful to be done by the person that

Our materia medica is large enough; and, to look has it, though a thing evil in itself will not admit into our dispensatories, one would think no disease in- of a dispensation. And where the subject has curable.

an immediate interest in an act of parliament, A dispensation was obtained to enable Dr. Barrow the king cannot dispense with it; but may, to marry.

Ward. the suit be the king's own, only for the breach I could not dispense with myself from making a of a penal law that is not to the damage of a voyage to Caprea.

Addison on Italy. third person. There is a dispensation by non Those to whom Christ has committed the dispens- obstante, which is where a statute tends to reing of his gospel.

Decay of Piety. strain some prerogative incident to the person of This perpetual circulation is constantly promoted the king, as the right of pardoning, or commandby a dispensation of water promiscuously and indiffer- ing the service of the subjects for the benefit of ently to all parts of the earth.

the public, &c., each of 'which prerogatives is Woodward's Natural History. inseparable from the king, and therefore, by a Those who stand before earthly princes, who are clause non obstante, such statute may be disthe dispensers of their favours, and conveyors of their pensed with. will to others, challenge high honours. Atterbury.

DISPEOPLE, v. a. 2. Dis and people. To His peculiar doctrines are not like any thing of

Dispe'OPLER, n. s. depopulate; to empty human contrivance. • Never man spake like this man.' One of the first names given to that dispensa

of people : he who depopulates, or wastes. tion of things which he came to introduce, was ‘ the

The Irish, banishod into the mountains, where kingdom,' or the reign,' of heaven.' Beattie. they lived only upon white meats, seeing their lands DISPENSARY, a kind of charitable institu

so dispeopled and weakened, came down into the plains.

Spenser. tion, of late years very prevalent in Britain. They are designated the General Dispensary,

Confiagrations and great droughts, do not merely dispeople, but destroy.

Bacon. the Universal Dispensary, the Dispensary of particular counties or districts, &c. They are sup

His heart exalts him in the harm ported by voluntary subscriptions, having each

Already done, to have dispeopled heaven. Milton. one or more physicians and surgeons, whose

Nor drain I ponds the golden carp to take ; business is to attend at stated times, to pre

Nor trowle for pikes, dispeoplers of the lake. Gay. scribe for the poor; and, if necessary, to visit

Kings, furious and severe, them at their own habitations. It is in this latter Who claimed the skies, dispeopled air and foods, respect, that the patients of a dispensary differ

The lonely lords of empty wilds and woods. Pope. from those called out-patients at an hospital. DISPEʻRGE, v. a. Lat. dispergo. To sprinThe poor are supplied gratis with medicine, and kle; to scatter.

Baker.

sons.

DISPERSE', v. a.

Fr. disperser, from Lat. some companies at the birth of Peleg, and to have Dispers'EDLY, adv. dispergere, dispersus ; been completed thirty-one years after. AccordDispersE'DNESS, n. s. dis, diversely, and ing to the calculation of Petavius, the number of DISPERSE'r,

spargo;

Gr.
σπαραγω,

inhabitants on the earth at the birth of Peleg Dispersion. to sprinkle. To scat amounted to 32,768. Cumberland makes them ter; dissipate into parts ; distribute.

30,000. Mr. Mede states them at 7,000 men,

besides women and children : and Mr. Whiston, And I scattered them among the hrathen, and thony who supposes that mankind now double themwere dispersed through the countries. Ezek. xxxvi. 19.

selves in 400 years, and that they doubled themThe exquisite wits of some few, peradventure, are able, dispersedly here and there, to find now a word, selves, between the deluge and the time of David, and then a sentence, which

in sixty years at a medium, when their lives be more probably

may suspected, than easily cleared of errour. Hooker.

were six or seven times as long as they have been Soldiers, disperse yourselves. Shakspeure.

since, by his computation, produces about 2,389; Noah began from thence his dispersion. Raleigh.

a number much too inconsiderable for the purBeing a king that loved wealth, he could not endure

poses of separating and forming distinct nations. to have trade sick, nor any obstruction to continue in

This difficulty induced Mr. Whiston to reject the the gate vein which disperseth that blood.

Hebrew, and to adopt the Samaritan chronology, Bacon,

as many others have done; wbich, by allowing Dispersed love grows weak, and fewness of objects

an interval of 401 years between the flood and the uzeth to unite affection. Bp. Hall's Contemplations.

birth of Peleg, furnishes, by the last mentioned If the night

mode of computation, more than 240,000 perHave gathered aught of evil, or concealed,

As to the manner of the dispersion of the Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark. Milton.

posterity of Noah from the plain of Shinar, the The torrid parts of Africk are by Piso resembled to

sacred historian informs us that they were divided a libbard's skin, the distance of whosc spots represent in their lands, every one according to his tongue, the dispersedness of habitations or towns in Africk. Brerewood on Languages.

according to his family, and according to his

nation. Gen. x. 5. 20. 31: and thus, as Mr. Those who are pleased with defamatory libels, so far as to approve the authors and dispersers of them, their nations, and every nation by its families;

Mede observes, they were ranged according to are as guilty as if they had composed them.

Spectator.

so that each nation had a separate lot, and each After so many dispersions, and so many divisions, family in every nation. The following abstract two or three of us may yet be gathered together.

will serve to give a general idea of their respec

Pope. tive settlements :-Japhet, Noah's eldest son, had Those minerals are either found in grains, disper- seven sons, viz. Gomer, whose descendants insedly intermixed with the corpuscles of earth or sand, habited those parts of Asia which lie upon the o else amassed into balls or nodules. Woodward. Ægean Sea and Hellespont northward, containThey have built

ing Phrygia, Pontus, Bithynia, and a great part More Babels without new dispersion, than

of Galatia. The Galatians, according to JoseThe stammering young ones of the flood's dull ooze, phus, were called Gomeræi; and the Cimmerii, Who failed and fled each other.

Byron. according to Herodotus, occupied this tract of DISPERSION OF INFLAMMATION, in medicine country: and from these Gomerians, Cimmerii, and surgery, is the removing the inflammation, or Celis, Mr. Camden derives our ancient Briand restoring the inflamed part to its natural tons, who still retain the name Cymro, Cymru,

or Cumbri. See Britain. Magog, the second The DISPERSION of Mankind, in the early son of Japhet, was probably the father of the history of the world, was occasioned by the con- Scythians on the east and north-east of the Euxine fusion of tongues, and took place in consequence Sea. Madai planted Media, though Mr. Mede of the overthrow of Babel at the birth of Peleg; assigns Macedonia to his share. Javan was the whence he derived his name.

It appears by father of the Grecians about Ionia, whose country the account given of his ancestors, Gen. xi. 10– lies along the Mediterranean Sea; the radi16, to have happened in the 101st. year after the cals of Javan and Ionia being the same, j'. To Hood, according to the Hebrew chronology, and Tubal and Meshech belonged Cappadocia and the by the Samaritan computation in the 401st. How- country which lies on the borders of the Euxine ever, various difficulties have been suggested by Sea ; and from them, migrating over the Caucachronologers concerning the true era of this event. sus, it is supposed the Russians and Muscovites Sir John Marsham and others, to reconcile the are descended. And Tiras occupied Thrace. The Hebrew and Egyptian chronologies, maintain a sons of Shem were five; Elam, whose country lay dispersion of mankind before the birth of Peleg. between the Medes and Mesopotamians, and was Others, unable to find numbers sufficient for the called by the Gentile writers' Elymais; and Joplantations of colonies in the space of 101 years, sephus calls the Elamites the founders of the Peraccording to the Hebrew computation, fix the sians; Ashur, who was driven out of Shinar by dispersion towards the end of Peleg's life, thus Nimrod, afterwards settled in Assyria, and there following the computation of the Jews. Petavius built Nineveh and other cities; Arphaxad, who assigns the 153d year after the flood : Cumberland gave name to the country which Ptolemy calls the 180th; and Usher, though he generally refers Arraphacitis, a province of Assyria, though it to the time of Peleg's birth, in one place assigns Josephus makes him the father of the Chaldees, the 131st after the food for this event. Mr. Shuck- Lud, who inhabited and gave name to the counford supposes the dispersion to have been gradual, try of Lydia about the river Mæander, remarkand to have commenced with the separation of able for its windings, in Asia Minor; and Aram,

state

us

the father of the Syrians. Ham, the youngest son This last writer fairly enough observes—The of Noah, had four sons, viz. Cush, whose poste- number of people at Babel before the dispersion rity spread into the several parts of Arabia, over is not known, and of the miraculous division of the borders of the land of Edom, into Arabia Fe- languages there is not one word in the Bible. lix, up to Midian and Egypt; Mizraim, the fa- In Psalm lv. 9, David says, “ Destroy, O Lord, ther of them who inhabited Egypt and other parts and divide their tongues, for I have seen violence of Africa ; Phut, to whom Bochart assigns the and strife in the city;' where he certainly does remaining part of Africa, from the lake Tritonides not mean that God would make them speak new to the Atlantic Ocean, called Lybia; and Ca- languages : for to divide their tongues is to dinaan, to whom belonged the land of Canaan, vide their counsels, and to scatter dissension and whence the Phænicians derived their origin. Dr. animosity, not new-made words, amongst them. Bryant has advanced a new hypothesis on this However, in Genesis xi. their language is not subject, and supported it with his usual acuteness even said to be divided; but God says, ' Let and learning. He maintains that the dispersion, go down and confound their language, that they as well as the confusion of tongues, was local, and may not understand one another's speech. So limited to the inhabitants of the province of Ba- the Lord scattered them abroad from thence bel; that the separation and distribution, recorded upon the face of all the earth, and they left to have taken place in the days of Peleg, Gen. x. off to build the city. Therefore is the name of 25, 31, 32, which was the result of Divine ap- it called Babel (or confusion), because the Lord pointment, occasioned a general migration; and did there confound the language of all the earth.' that all the families among the sons of men were He thus concludes— It is said that they (the concerned in it. The house of Shem, from which whole earth) were together in the plain of Shithe Messiah was to spring, was particularly re- nar, and that the language of all the earth was garded in this distribution; the portion of his chil- there confounded. No person is excepted. dren was near the place of separation; they in However, it is not presumed that Noah congeneral had Asia to their lot, as Japhet had sented to the building, much less that he assisted Europe, and Ham the large continent of Africa. in the work, or that he was ignorant that men But the sons of Cush would not submit to the were to be dispersed, and the world peopled by divine dispensation ; they went off under the their dispersion, or that he did not oppose the conduct of Nimrod, and seem to have been for a raising an edifice to prevent their dispersion, long time in a roving state. They, however, at which, from the natural increase of men and last arrived at the plains of Shinar; and having cattle, must in time have happened without a ejected Ashur and his sons, seized his dominions, miracle. But it is apprehended, that there could and laid there the foundation of a great monarchy. be no occasion for a lofty fortress to defend the But afterwards, fearing lest they should be divided whole earth; for what enemies had the whole and scattered abroad, they built the tower of earth, against whom it was necessary to build a Babel as a land mark to which they might re- high tower ? There is a like difficulty in assignpair; and probably to answer the purposes of an ing any reason for making themselves men of idolatrous temple, or high altar, dedicated to the name or renown; for who were to esteem them host of heaven. Here they were punished with men of name or of renown? Or where and the judgment of confounded speech through a when where they to be famous, before there were failure in labial utterance, and with the disper- any human inhabitants but themselves?' sion recorded in Gen. x. 8, 9: in consequence The Cushites seem afterwards to have invaded of which they were scattered abroad from this Egypt or the land of Mizraim in its infant state, city and tower, without any certain place of des- seized the whole country, and held it for some tination.

ages in subjection : they extended themselves *Various, however,' as Dr. Kippis remarks, likewise to the Indies and Ganges, and still farhave been the opinions concerning the confusion ther into China and Japan. From them the of tongues at Babel

. Some have thought that the province of Cushan or Goshen in Egypt prochange produced by it was of so total a nature, bably derived its name. Here they also obtained as to oblige men to speak in languages funda- the appellation of royal shepherds;' and when mentally different. But this is not probable, as, they were by force driven out of the country, in that case, the whole set of their ideas, and the after having been in possession of it for 260 or very organs of their speech, must have been 280 years, the land which they had been obliged altered. Neither is this hypothesis agreeable to to quit was given to the Israelites, who were also experience, since most of the languages we are denominated shepherds, but should not be conacquainted with have a certain degree of affinity.' founded with the former or the antecedent inhaThey either appear to be materially related, as bitants of Goshen. See Egypt. sister languages, or show that they were originally Dispersion, Point of, in dioptrics, the point derived from the same source.

from which refracted rays begin to diverge, Other persons therefore, with greater reason, where their refraction renders them divergent. suppose that the change was only partial, and DISPI'RIT, v. a. Dis and spirit. To brought about in a gradual manner. Dr. Gr.

Dispi'ritEDNESS, n. s. I discourage; deject; Sharpe is of opinion, that the confounding of the speech, or lip, does not relate to language, pro

depress; intimidate; exhaust. perly so called, but to a confusion of design,

Certain it is, that the poor man appeared so discounsels, and purposes; so that the builders of pirited, that he spoke but few words after he came

Clarendon. Babel could not agree together, to carry on the upon the scaffold. undertaking they had begun.'

The providence of God strikes not in with them,

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