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on account of the sweetness of their flesh. The Date, in law. A deed is good, though it Indians likewise make baskets, boxes, &c., of the mentions no date or has a false, or even an imshells which cover their heads. Linnæus enu- possible date, as the 30th of February ; provided Derates sis species of dasypus, principally dis- the real day of its being dated or given, that is, tinguished by the number of their moveable belts. delivered, can be proved. Blackstone's ComMr. Kerr, who prefers the arrangement of Buf- mentary, vol. ii. p. 304. fon to that of Linnæus, enumerates ten species DATI (Carlo), professor of polite learning at of this genus.

Florence, his native country, and the private DATA, among mathematicians, a term for such friend of the poet Milton. The chief work te things or quantities, as are given, or known, in which Dati applied himself, was Della Pittur order to find other things thereby that are un- Antica, of which he published an essay in 1667. known. Euclid uses the word data (on which he He died in 1675. has a particular tract) for such spaces, lines, and DATISCA, in botany, a genus of the dodeangles as are given in magnitude, or to which we candria order, and diæcia class of plants; natucan assign others equal. From the use of this word ral order thirty-fourth, miscellaneæ. Male, cal. in mathematics, it has been transplanted into pentaphyllous: cor. none : the antheræ are sesother arts, as philosophy, medicine, &c.; where sile, long, and fifteen in number. Female, cal. It expresses any quantity which, for the sake of a bidented: the styles three : CAP. triangular, present calculation, is taken for granted to be three-horned, unilocular, pervious, polyspermous, such, without requiring an immediate proof for inferior. Species two: 1. D. Cannabina a native its certainty; called also the given quantity, num- of Canada with a smooth stem; 2. D. hirta, a ber, or power.

native of Pennsylvania with a rough hairy stem. DATCHET, a town in Buckinghamshire, near DATISI, in logic, a mode of syllogisms in the Windsor, with a bridge over the Thames, built in third figure, wherein the major is a universal the reign of queen Anne, and noted for its fre- affirmative, and the minor and conclusion parquent horse-races. It is situated in a valley sur ticular affirmative propositions. Thus, rounded on every side with steep hills.

DA- All who serve God are kings; DATE, v. a. & n. s. Fr. date, from Ital.

Some who serve God are poor; DATE'LESS, adj. I dato; Lat. datum. To

Therefore, some who are poor are kings. note a particular time; a time noted or appoint The Dative, in Latin and Greek grammar, is ed; the time and place at which a letter is writ- the third case, and is used to express the state or

relation of a person or thing to whose advantage Of later date of wives hath he redde,

or disadvantage some other thing is referred. In That som han slain hir husbondes in his bedde. the English language, which has no dative, this

Chaucer. Cant. Tales. relation is expressed by the prepositions to or His days and times are past,

for. In the Greek language, which has no ablaAnd my reliance on his fracted dates

tive, the dative is used instead of it. See ABLAHas smit my credit. Shakspeare. T'imon. Then raise,

DATUM, or Datus, in ancient geography, From the confagrant mass, pnrged and refined, a town of Thrace, situated between Neapolis New beavers, new earth, ages of endless date, and the river Nessus, built by a colony of Founded in righteousness.

Milton. Thracians, according to Eustathius; who places Could the declining of this fate, O friend, it on the sea-coast, near the Strymon, in å rich Our date to immortality extend ? Denham. and fruitful soil, famous for ship-building and My father's promise ties me not to time;

miues of gold; hence the proverb Aatos Ayalwv, And bonds without a date, they say, are void. denoting prosperity and plenty. It was taken by

Dryden. Philip of Macedon, who changed its name to What time would spare, from steel receives its Philippi. It was afterwards famous for the de

feat of Brutus and Cassius by Augustus and And monuments, like men, submit to fate. Pope. Antony.

The accession of Elizabeth, from which we date the DATURA, the thorn apple, in botany, a gegolden age of our language.

nus of the monogynia order, and pentandria class Johnson. Plan of Dictionary.

of plants; natural order twenty-eighth, luridæ : DATE, is derived from the Latin datum, given, Cor. funnel-shaped, and plaited : Cal. tubular, and implies the place from whence, as well as angulated, and deciduous; CAPS. quadrivalved. the time when. Our ancient deeds had no dates, There are seven species. D. stramonium, the but only the month and year, to signify that they common thorn-apple, rises about a yard high, were not made in haste, or in the space of a day, with an erect, strong, round, hollow, green stalk, but upon louger and more mature deliberation. branching luxuriantly on every side ; large, oval, The king's grants began with these words, præ- irregularly angulated, dark green leaves; and sentibus et futuris, &c.; but the grants of pri- from the divisions of the branches, large white vate persons, with omnibus præsentes literas in- flowers singly succeeded by oval, prickly capspecturis, &c.

sules, growing erect, commonly called thorn DATE, n. s.

2 Lat, dactylus. A species apples. At night the upper leaves rise up and DATE-TREE, n. s. I of palm.

enclose the flowers. The blossoms have someHold, take these keys, and fetch more spices, nurse, times a tinge of purple or violet. The flowers -They call for dates and quinces in the pastry.

consist of one large, funnel-shaped petal, having

Shakspeare. a long tube, and spreading pentagonal limb, Date, in botany. See Phenix

succeeded by large roundish capsules of the size


date ;

of middling apples, closely beset with sharp The treacherous tapster, Thomas, spines. An ointment prepared from the leaves Hangs a new angel two doors from us,

As fine as daubers hands can make it. Swift. gives ease in external inflammations, and in the hæmorroids. Cows, horses, sheep, and goats, And did you step in to look at the grand picture in refuse this plant.

your way back ?-"Tis a melancholy daub! my lord; DAVAL (Peter Esq.) F.R.S., an eminent not one principle of the pyramid in any one group!

Sterne. English mathematician. He was bred a barrister at law; was afterwards master in chancery; If a picture is daubed with many bright and glaring and at last accountant general of that court. He colonrs, the vulgar admire it as an excellent piece. translated the Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz,

Watts. printed in 12mo. 1723. In the dispute con DAUBENTON (Louis-Jean Marie), an emicerning elliptical arches, when Blackfriars nent French anatomist and naturalist, born a! bridge was built, his opinion was applied for by Montbar in Burgundy, on the 29th of May, the committee. His answer may be seen in the 1716. His father designed him for the church; London Magazine for March 1760. He died but on his death, in 1736, Daubenton relinquished January 8th, 1763.

that pursuit for the study of physic and natural DAVALLIA, in botany, a genus of the cryp- history; and in three years after took his degree togamia class, and order filices. Fructification at Rheims; after which he returned to his own in roundish distinct dots near the margin : IN- country with the design of following the practice VOLUCRI'm membranaceous, from the surface of medicine. But the celebrated Buffon, who half-hooded, distinct, somewhat truncate, opening was also a native of Montbar, having shortly towards the margin. Species nineteen.

before succeeded Dufay in the superintendance DAVANGIRI, a town of the south of of the botanic garden, selected Daubenton 10 India, province of Mysore, district of Chittle- assist him in his improvements and arrangedroog. It consists of 500 houses, with a small ments. In 1742 Buffon procured for him the fort in the centre, and has an extensive manufac- place of demonstrator of the cabinet of natural ture of blankets. It carries on a good trade with history, with a salary of only 500 francs, which the Carnatic and its vicinity.

was afterwards raised to 2000. The cabinet of DAUB, v.a.v.n.& n.s. Fr. dauber ; Belg. natural history, which was of immense service, Daub'er, n. s.

dabben; Irish diob, was arranged and in a great measure collected DaUB'ERY, n. s. >(mortar). To smear; by his means. The appearance of the History Daub'ing, n. s. cover with something of Quadrupeds, wherein he gave the dissecuon Daub'r, adj.

adhesive, and gross, and description of 182 species, gained him a as mortar. Hence, to paint coarsely and vilely; very high reputation, but raised the jealousy of to cover with gaudy or showy ornaments; to Reaumnur, who then considered himself at the Aatter. As a neuter verb, to play the hypocrite. head of natural history. About this time Buffon Daubery and daubing are both used in the sense was persuaded to separate himself from Danbenof the substantive daub; and dauby is an adjec- ton; but their intimacy afterwards revived, and tive, signifying viscous, adhesive..

continued till Buffon's death. Daubenton was She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed adınitted a member of the Academy of Sciences it with slime and with pitch.

Erodus. in 1744; and contributed many valuable disserWhen the wall is. fallen, shall it not be said unto

tations on natural history to its memoirs.

But you, Where is the daubiny wherewith have daubed

his service to science was not confined to his it ?

Ezekiel xii. pen and the press : from 1775 he gave lectures Since princes will have such things, it is better they on natural history in the college of medicine; should be graced with elegancy, than daubed with cost.

and in 1783 on rural economy. In 1784 he

Bacon. published his Instructions to Shepherds, a work So smooth he daubed his vice with shew of virtue, of great excellence. In 1791, when France was He lived from all attainder of suspect. Shakspeare. ruled by a lawless rabble, it became a matter of I cannot daub it further;

necessity with Daubenton to make application to And yet I must.

Id. the section of Sans-culottes for a certificate of She works by charms, by spells; and such daubry civism, to enable him to hold his place in the as this is beyond our element.

garden of plants. His request was made under They snatched out of his hands a lame imperfect the title of Shepherd Daubenton; and il was piece, rudely duubed over with too little reflection. granted to him under that name with the greatest


facility. At the garden of plants the Convention Let him be daubed with lace, live high, and whore; appointed him professor of mineralogy; and he Sometimes be lousy, but be never poor.

gave lectures during the ephemeral existence of A sign-post dauber would disdain to paint

the Normal School. He was also the author of The one-eyed bero on his elephant.

a Methodical View of Minerals, and a contribuNot in vain the industrious kind

ter to both the French encyclopædias. In 1799 With dauby wax and flowers the chinks have lined.

he was elected a member of the conservative

I. senate; but the first meeting he attended he fell Let every one, therefore, attend the sentence of his from his seat in an apoplectic fit. Speedy asconscience; for, he may be sure, it will not daub nor sistance being procured, he was restored to his flatter.

senses, and calmly pointed out, in different parts Hasty daubing will but spoil the picture, and make of his body, the progress of the paralysis, which It so unnatural as must want false light to set it off. terminated his life on the 1st of January 1800,

Otway. in his eighty-third year.





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DAUCUS, the carrot, in botany: a genus of It is seventy-two miles N. N.W. from London, the digynia order, and pentandria class of plants; and ten from Northampton. The manor forDataral order forty-fifth, umbellatæ : çor. a little merly belonged to John of Gaunt who had a radiated, hermaphrodite. The fruit bristly with castle here. The ancient priory is in quins, but short hairs. There are six species; but the one parts of it are inhabited by the poor. On a hill sbich chiefly merits attention is the D. carota, in the neighbourhood are some strong entrenchor common carrot. There are several varieties, trents occupied by Charles I. before the battle as the white, the orange, and the purple carrot; of Naseby. The ground formerly was used as a but of these the orange is the most esteemed. race course. The town is very narrow and badly Carrots are propagated by seeds, sown at dif- paved, and the church but a poor piece of archiferent seasons of the year, to afford a supply for tecture. The affairs of the corporation are the table at all times. The season for sowing managed by thirteen burgesses, one of whom is for the earliest crop is soon after Christmas. The annually chosen bailiff, a recorder, town clerk, situation should be open, and in a warm sandy two head wardens, and twenty common councilligtit soil, well dug to a good depth, that the men. The bailiff acts as justice of the peace roots may meet with no obstruction in running and coroner of the inquest, and the bailiff and down, so as to make them forked. The next ex-bailiff

, with the recorder, constitute a quorum crop should be sown in February, and the third of the corporation, and can attach for debts under in July for autumn; and lastly in the end of £100, or, in criminal cases, commit the accused August, for those which are to stand the winter. to the county-gaol. Daventry has a considerable These last will be fit for use in March, before any manufacture of whips, and a good market for of the spring ones; but they are seldom 80 provisions on Wednesday. tender or well tasted. Carrots were first intro DAUGHT'ER, n. s.? Sax. dohter; Goth. duced into England by the Flemings, in the Daught'ERLY, adj. S dauhtar ; Runick dotter; reign of queen Elizabeth.

Germ. dohter; Dut. dochter. A female child; the DAVENANT (Charles), LL.D., an eminent wife of a son ; in the plural, the females of a author and civilian, eldest son of Sir William country. A female taken into the relation of a Davenant, was born in 1656, and educated in child, or addressed tenderly. Any female deity Cambridge. He wrote several political tracts, or imaginary personage. Daughterly is like, or and some plays. He was in 1685 empowered, behaving with the duty of, a daughter. with the master of the revels, to inspect the plays

Jacob went out to see the daughters of the land. designed for the stage, that no immoralities

Genesis. might be presented ; and was also inspector Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith bath made general of exports and imports. His Essays on thee whole.

Matt. ix, 22. Trade were reprinted in 5 vols. 8vo in 1771.

A drughter hadden they betwix hem two He died in 1714.

Of twenty yere, withouten any mo, DAYENANT (John), bishop of Salisbury, the Saving a child that was of half yere age son of an eminent merchant in London, where In cradle it lay and was a propre page. he was born in 1570. He took his degree of

Chaucer. Cant. Tales. A.M. in Qusen's College, Cambridge, in 1587, Your wives, your daughters, and that of D.D. in 1609, when he was elected Your matrons; and your maids, could not fill up professor of divinity, and is chiefly known as The cistern of my lust.

Shakspeare. having been sent by James I. to the synod of

Are you at leisure, holy father, now, Dort, in 1618.

Or shall I come to you at evening mass ?DAVENANT (Sir William), an eminent poet, - My leisure serves me, pensive daughter, now I. born at Oxford in 1606. After some stay at the

Sir Thomas liked her natural and daughterly affecuniversity, he entered into the service of Frances tion for him.

Cavendish's Life of More. first duchess of Richmond, and afterwards of Fulke Greville, lord Brooke. Upon the death of

Now Aurora, daughter of the dawn,

Pope. Ben Jonson he was created poet laureat. Ile wrote

With rosy lustre purpled o'er the lawn. his poem Gondibert at Paris, where he formed a Commerce, however we may please ourselves with design for carrying over a considerable number the contrary opinion, is one of the daughters of fortune, of artificers, especially weavers, to Virginia; inconstant and deceitful as her mother.

Johnson. Thoughts on Agriculture. but he and his company were seized by some parliament ships, and he was carried prisoner Is thy face like thy mother's, my fair child ! first to the Isle of Wight, and then to the Tower Ada! sole daughter of my house and heart ? of London, where, by the mediation of Milton, When last I saw thy young blue eyes they smiled,

-not as now we part, he was allowed to be a prisoner at large. At And then we parted,

But with a hope.

Byron. this time tragedies and comedies being probibited, he set up an opera, to be performed by DAVID, 717, Heb. i.e. beloved, king of Israel, declamation and music. This Italian opera and Hebrew poet, was born at Bethlehem A.A.C. began in Rutland-house in Charter-house yard, 1085, and died A.A.C. 1015, after baving 1656; but was afterwards removed to the cock- reigned seven years and a half in Hebron, and pit in Drury-Lane, and was much frequented for thirty-three in Jerusalem. We have a complete and many years. His Madagascar, and other poems, faithful portrait of this great prince and poet of were printed in 1648. He died in 1668. the Jews in Scripture; and while in this portrait

DAVENTRY, an incorporate town of Nor no friend of revelation will pretend that we can thamptonshire, situated near the sources of the exhibit a faultless character, the infidel Bayle Avon and Nen, which flow into opposite seas. allows hin, to have been a great and justly distin


guished monarch and poet; and we may refer was once a considerable place, and had walls, to his Historical and Critical Dictionary, for a which are now demolished. The cathedral is a full and tolerably impartial disquisition on the fine structure. The see has a bishop, precentor, subject.

chancellor, treasurer, four arch-deacons, nineteen DAVID

a celebrated modern French prebendaries, eight vicars choral, &c.; near the painter, was born about the middle of the last church formerly stood a college. St. Nun's century, and became the pupil of Vien, an artist Well, near this place, is occasionally resorted to of considerable eminence. He was painter to on account of its medicinal virtues. From the the unfortunate Louis XVI. and in September, cape, near it, there is a prospect into Ireland. 1790, presented to the legislative body a picture, It is twenty-four miles north-west of Pembroke, representing his entrance into the national as and 266 west by north of London. sembly. He was afterwards a deputy from DAVIDSON, a county of the United States, Paris to the national convention, where he voted in Mero district, in Tennessee; bounded on the for his royal master's death. With perfect con- north by the state of Kentucky, on the east by sistency he became a member of the committee Sumner, and on the south by the Indian terriof Public Safety during the reign of terror, and tory. Its chief town, Nashville, lies on the closely connected himself with Robespierre. In great bend of Cumberland River. January, 1794, he was president of the conven DAVIES (Sir John), a distinguished statestion. On the fall of Robespierre, he contrived inan, and poet, born at Tisbury, in Wiltshire, in to elude the danger for some time; but at length, 1570, received his academical education in May, 1795, he was committed to the Luxem- Queen's College, Oxford, and removed thence to bourg. His professional friends, however, pro- the Middle Temple to study the law; but, after cured his liberation; but during the following being called to the bar, was expelled from that winter he joined a new society of terrorists, as- society, for an insult which he publicly offered to sembled near the pantheon, and became their the recorder of London. He now retired to Oxfirst president; and in 1799 attempted to re- ford, where he wrote his celebrated Nosce Teipestablish the jacobin club. About this time he sum, a poem, and courted the patronage of was made a member of the National Institute for queen Elizabeth by writing, under the title of the class of painting; and Buonaparte, in 1800, Hymns of Astrea, twenty-six acrostics in her appointed him painter to the government. praise. In 1601 he was restored to the Temple, During the imperial domination, David enjoyed and in the same year was chosen member of his highest reputation as a painter, and exercised parliament for Corfe Castle, and took a distinconsiderable influence over the measures adopted guished part in the suppression of monopolies. by the government for the cultivation of the fine He was sent to Ireland as solicitor-general, on arts. On the restoration of the Bourbons he was the accession of James I., and became succesexiled to Brussels, where he continued to em- sively attorney-general, and justice of the assize; ploy his talents till the time of his death, which was made a sergeant of law, and knighted. In took place December the 29th, 1825. His best 1607 he accompanied the chief justice of Ireland paintings are—The Rape of the Sabines; The on a progress through the counties of Monaghan, Oath of the Horatii; The Death of Socrates; Fermanagh, and Cavan, and drew up an account Napoleon presenting the Imperial Fagles to his of the circuit. He soon after visited England, to Troops ; Mars Disarmed by Venus and the lay before the king an account of that country, in Graces, a work executed at Brussels ; and The which he seems to have exercised his judicial Coronation of Napoleon, exhibited in London in function with great impartiality and public spirit; 1822, and said to be the largest painting ever and on his return assiduously recommenced his made on canvass. David was clearly of a most labors. In 1612 he published A Discovery of cruel and sanguinary disposition in the height of the true Causes why Ireland has never been enhis political career, and it seems to have infected tirely subdued and brought under Obedience to at one time the efforts of his genius. The deputy the Crown of England, until the Beginning of Reboul found him, in 1792, in the prison of La His Majesty's happy Reign. During this year Force, calmly sketching the prisoners who were the first parliament was convoked for Ireland, going to execution: What are you about,' said formed by a general representation of Catholics Reboul, 'I am catching the last impulses of and Protestants, and Sir John was chosen speaker nature in these rascals,' replied David.' He will of the house of commons. He published, in be thought by some of our readers a characteris- 1614, A Declaration concerning the title of tic painter of Napoleon presenting the Imperial Prince of Wales; and the year following his Eagles.

Reports of Cases adjudged in the King's Courts David I., king of Scots, succeeded his brother in Ireland. Soon after, returning to England, Alexander I., A. D. 1124, and died at Carlisle, he went several circuits as a judge, and was A. D. 1153. See SCOTLAND.

elected member for Newcastle-under-Line. He David II., king of Scots, succeeded his father was subsequently raised to the office of chief Robert Bruce, A. D. 1320, when only seven justice of England, but almost immediately cut years of age. His nonage proved disastrous to off by a fit of apoplexy, in December, 1626. Scotland, and afforded Edward Baliol the oppor- His poems were reprinted in 1773, 8vo., and tunity of usurping the crown, by the aid of the forma part of various modern collections. His English. See Scotland.

prose works were collected in one vol. 8vo. 1786, DAVID'S (St.), an episcopal town of South under the title of Historical Tracts, by Sir John Wales, in Pembrokeshire, seated in a barren soil Davies. This acute lawyer and politician maron the river Ilen, not a mile from the sea. It ried a daughter of lord Audley, but was most

the spot.

unbappy in his family, his son proving an ideot, differed with Walsingham, being of opinion that and one of his daughters of a remarkably flighty it should be open; upon which the latter predisposition. His second daughter married lord tended sickness, which threw the business of Hastings.

drawing up the warrant and bringing it to the DAVILA (Henry Catherine), a celebrated queen for signature, on Davison. If Davison's historian, the youngest son of Antonio Davila, apology, indeed, may be believed, he acted grand constable of Cyprus. He was born in throughout under dictation; but he was tried in 1576, at an ancient castle in Padua, but was the Star Chamber for revealing the secrets of the brought early into France. At the age of eigh- queen's council, fined 10,000 marks, and senteta he signalized himself in the military scenes tenced to imprisonment during her majesty's of that country; and at the siege of Amiens, pleasure; a copy of the proceedings being sent where he fought under Henry IV., received a to king James to account for the death of his Found in the knee. After peace was established mother. The fine was rigorously levied; but he in France, he withdrew into Italy, and entered was assisted from time to time with small sums into the service of the Venetians. While at Ve- of money, and recommended to king James by nice, he wrote his admirable History of the Civil the friendship of the earl of Essex. His final Wars of France, from the death of Henry II. in fortunes and time of death are noi known. 1550, to the peace of Vervins iñ 1598. He con DAVIT, in a ship, a tinued to serve the republic of Venice with great long beam of timber, used reputation, till he was murdered, in 1631, hy a as a crane whereby to hoist brutal l'eronese, called Il Turco, who entered the flukes of the anchor to the room of an hotel where he and his family the top of the bow, without were at supper, and, being reprimanded for his injuring the sides of the intrusion by Davila, discharged a pistol at the ship as it ascends; an opehistorian, and shot him dead in an instant. His ration which, by mariners, eldest son Antonio, a youth of eighteen, revenged is called fishing the anchor. the death of his father by killing the murderer on The anchors being situated

on both the hows, the davit DAVIS (John), a famous navigator in the may be occasionally shifted, sixteenth century, was born at Sandridge, near so as to project over either Dartmouth in Devonshire; and distinguished side of the ship, according himself by making three voyages to the northern to the position of that an, parts of America, in order to find out a north- chor on which it is employwest passage to the East Indies ; in which he ed. The inner end of the discovered the Straits which bear his name. He davit is secured by being afterwards performed five voyages to the Eastfixed in the fore channels b, and upon the Iodies; in the last of which he was slain in a outer end is hung a large block c, through desperate encounter with some Japanese, near which a strong rope traverses, called the fish the coast of Malacca, on the 27th of December, pendent d; to the foremost end of which is 1505. He wrote an account of a second voyage fitted a large iron hook e, and to the after end a for the discovery of the north-west passage ; a tackle or complication of pullies f; the former Forage to the East Indies; and other tracts. of which is called the fish-hook, and the latter

Davis's STBAIT, a narrow sea, lying between the fish tackle. The anchor being previously the north pain of America, and the western coast raised to the cat head, the fish-hook is fastened of Greenland; running north-west from Cape upon its flukes; and the effort of the tackle Farewell. Lat. 60° N. to Baffin's Bay in 80°. being transmitted to the hook, by means of the It extends to long. 75o W. communicating fish-pendent, draws up that part of the anchor with Baffin's Bay, which lies to the north of this sufficiently high upon the bow to fasten it. strait, and of the North Main, or James's Island There is also a davit of a smaller kind occa

DAVISON (William), a statesman of Scottish sionally fixed in the long-boat, and employed to ongin, who became secretary of state to queen weigh the anchor therein. Elizabeth. His early life is little known, but in DAULE, a large navigable river of Quito, in 1575 he was employed on a mission to Brabant the province of Guayaquil, which, after a course and Flanders; and commissioned, in a similar of sixty miles, falls into the Guayaquil, in lat. zy, in 1579, to the states of Holland. In 1583 2° 8'S., on the west side. Its shores are covered he was employed confidentially in Scotland; with estates and gardens belonging to the inhaand, acquiring considerable fame as a diploma- bitants of Guayaquil, and abound in delicious tist, was made clerk of the council. On his re- fruits. It gives name to a small district. turn from a second embassy into the Low Coun DAUNT, v.a. Fr. domter; Lat. domiter; tries, he was made secretary.of state.

Camden DAUNT'LESS, adj. but perhaps more immestopposes that he was raised to this office in order Daunt'LESSNESS.) diately derived to our lanto involve him in the mysterious transaction guage from Goth. and Swed. dana, signifying to which now proved his ruin. When the com- make faint, amazed. To affright, discourage, inDission was opened to bring Mary queen of Scots timidate. A dauntless man is he who cannot ty trial, the name of secretary Davison was in- readily be intimidated. serted in it, but it does not seem that he was

Metellius, the foule cherle, the swine present when it was opened, or ever assisted at that with a staf beraft his wif hire lif, Fotheringay Castle. The unhappy princess's For she drank wine, though I had ben his wif, death being resolved upon, it only remained to Ne shuld he bat have daunted me fra drink, decide upon the manner of it, and here Davison

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