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All the charms of love,

From this nuptial bow'r Sale Cleopatra, soften thy wiin lip;

How shall I part, and whither wander down Let witchcraft join with beauty. Slaksp. Into a lower world?

Milton. Why so pale and

fond lover?

They give the reins to wand'ring thoughts, Prythee, why so pale ?

Till, by their own perplexities involvid, Will, when looking well can't move her,

They ravel more.

Milion. Looking ill prevail?

Suckling. Here should my wonder dwell, and here my Their course through thickest constellations

praise; held,

But my tixt thoughts my wand'ring eye betrays. Spreading their bane; the blasted stars look'd

Deniam. Milion. A hundred years they wander on the shore. How chang'd from him,

Dryden. Companion of my arms! huw wan, how dim, Virgil introduces his Æneas in Carthage, beHow faded all thy glorics!


fore he brings hin to Laurentum; and even atWAN, for won the old preterit of win. ter that he wanders to the kingdom of Evander. And those with which th’Eubaan young man


2. To deviate ; to go astray. Swift Atalanta, when through craft he her outran. O let me not wander from thy commandments. Spenser.

Psalms. Th’ report of his great acts that over Europe To WA'NDER. v. a. To travel over, ran,

without a certain course. In that most famous field he with the emperor

The nether flood

Dragion. Runs diverse, wind'ring many a famous realm. He won the king with secrecy and diligence;

Milton. but chiefly because he was his old servant in his

Those few escap'd less fortunes.


Famine and anguish will at last consume, WAND. n. s. [vaand, Danish.]

W'and'ring that wat'ry desert.

Milton. 1. A small stick, or twig; a long rod. See harness'd steeds desert the stony town, The skilful shepherd peeld me certain wunds.

And winder roads unstable not their own. Gay.

Sbakspeare. WA'NDERER. n. s. (troin wander.] Ró. With a whip or w.und if you strike the air, the

ver; rambler. sharper and quicker you strike it, the louder

Nor for my peace will I go far, sound it giveth.

Bacon. As wurderers that still do roam His spear, to equal which the tallest pine

But make my strengths, such as they are, Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast

Here in my bosom, and at home. B. Jonsora Of some great admiral, were but a w.nd.

He here to every thirsty wanderet,

By sly enticement, gives his bancful cup. Milt. A child runs away laughing with good smart

The whole people is a race of such merchants blows of a wand on' his back, who would have

as are wanderers by profession, ayd at the same cried for an unkind word.


time are in all places incapable of lands or offi. 2. Any staff of authority, or use.

Spectatore, Though he had both spurs and wind, they

Taste, that eternal wanderer, which flies seemed rather marks of sovereignty, than in

From head to ears, and now from ears to eyes. struments of punishment. Sidney.

Pope. He held before his decent steps a silver querid. WA'NDERING. n. s. [from wander.]

Milton. 1. Uncertain peregrination. 3. A charming rod.

He asks the god, what new appointed home Nay, lady, sit; if I but wave this wind, Should end his wand'rings, and his toils relieve Your nerves are all chaiu'd upin alabaster.

Addison. Milton. 2. Aberration; mistaken way. Picus bore a buckler in his hand:

If any man's eagerness of glory has made him His o:her war'd a long divining ward. Dryderi. oversce the way to it, Ice him now recover his TO WA'NDER. V. n. (pandrian, Saxon ; winderings:

Decay of Piety. wandelen, Dutch.]

3. Uncertainty ; want of being fixed. 1. To rove; to ramble here and there ; A proper remedy for this erandering of thoughts

It to go without any certain course.

would do great service to the studious. Locke.

When a right knowledge of ourselves enters bath always a sense either evil or slight, into our minds, it makes as great a change in all and imports either idleness, vitiousness, our thoughts and apprehensions, as when we or misery.

awake from the wanderings of a dream. Law.. I have no will to wander forth of doors. T. WANT. v. n. (panian, to grow less,


I will go lose myself,
And wander up and down to view the city.

1. To grow less; to decrease. Applied Sbakspeare.

to the moon : opposed to wax. The old duke is banished; four loving lords

The husbandman, in sowing and setting, upon have put themselves into exile with him, whose good reason observes the waxing, and waning of revenues enrich the new duke, therefore he

the moon.

Habewill. gives them good leave to wander. Svaksp.

Waning moons their settled periods keep, Then came wana’ring by,

To swell the billows, and ferment the deep. A shadow like an angel, with bright hair

Addison. Dabbled in blood, and he shriek'd out aloud. 2. To decline ; to sink.


A lady far more beautiful They wandered about in sheeps and goats skins. Than any woman in this waining age. Shakspo


I will interchange Let them wander up and down for meat. My wained state for Henry's regal crown. Psalms.



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Your father were a fool

God, who sees all things intuitively, does not To give thee all; and in his waining age

want helps; he neither stands in need of logick, Set foot under thy table. Shaksp. por uses it.

Baker. In these confines slily have I lurk’d, 6. To wish; to long; to desire. To watch the w.sining of mine enemies. Sbaksp.

Down I come, like glist'ring Phaeton, Nothing more jealous than a favourite, towards

Wanting the manage of unruly jades. Sbaksp. the w.zining time, and suspect of satiety. Wotton.

What wants my son? for know l'ın waining in his favour, yet I love him.

My son thou art, and I must call thee so.

Addison. You saw but sorrow in its waining form,

Men who want to get a woman into their A working sea remaining from a storm;

power, seldom scruple the means. Richardson. When the now weary waves roll o’er the deep, And faintly murmur, ere they fall asleep. Dryd. To WANT. v. n.

Land and trade ever will wax and wane toge. 1. To be wanted ; to be improperly abther.


sent; not to be in sufficient quantity. Her waining form no longer shall incite

Nor did there want cornice or freeze. Mit. Envy in woman, or desire in man. Rowe.

Finds wealth where 'ris, bestows ic where it WANE. n. s. [from the verb.]

Wants ; 1. Decrease of the moon.

Cities in deserts, woods in cities plants. Deab. The sowing at the wine of the moon is thought We have the means in our hands, and nothing to make the corn sound.

Bacol. but the application of them is wanting. Addisen. Young cattle that are brought forth in the full As in bodies, thus in souls, we bind of the moon, are stronger and larger than those What wanis in blood and spirits, swellid with that are brought torth in the mane.


wind. This is fair Diana's case;

The design, the disposition, the manners, and For all astrologers maintain,

the thoughts, are all' before it; where any of Each night a bit drops off her face,

those are wanting, or imperfect, so much rants When mortals say she's in her wine. Stuif. in the imitation of human life. Drodea. 2. Decline ; dininution ; declension.

2. To fail; to be deficient. You're cast upon an age in which the church

Nor shall I to the work thou enterprisest is in its wane.


Ainsworib. WANG. 1. s. Jaw teeth.

Be wanting, but afford thee equal aid. Afilten,

Though England is not wanting in a learned WA'nned. adj. [from wan.] Turned nobility, yet unhappy circumstances have con pale and faint-coloured.

fined me to a narrow choice.

Dryden. Is it not monstrous that this player here,

Whatever fortune, good or bad, beride, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,

No time shall find me wanting to my truth. Could force his soul so to his own conceit,

Drydes. That, from her working, all his visage wirin'd? Religion will never be without enemies, 1GE


those enemies be wanting in endeavours to exe WA’NNESS. n. s. [from wan.] Paleness ; pose it to the contempt of makind. Rogers. languor.

Several are against his severe usage of you,

and would be glad of an occasion to convince the TO WANT. v. a. (pana, Saxon.]

rest of their error, if you will not be wanting to 3. To be without something fit or neces.


Swit sary.

3. To be missed ; to be not had, Want no money, sir John ; you shall want


Twelve, wanting one, he slew, A man to whom God hath given riches, so

My brethren: I alone surviv'd. Dryda.

Granivorous animals have a long colon and that he wantetb nothing for his soul of all that


which in carnivorous are wanti he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to

Arborbudt. eat thereof.

Ecclesiastes. Smells do most of them want names. Locke.

WANT. n. S. 2. To be defective in something. Nor can this be,

It infers the good But by fulfilling that which thou did'st want, By thee communicated, and our want. Milter Obedience to the law.


Parents should distinguish between the parts of fancy, and those of nature.

Lectia 3. To fall short of; not to contain.

Here learn the great unreal wants to feign, Nor think, though men were none, That heav'n would want spectators, God want

Unpleasing truths here mortify the vain. San

Ev'n to brute beasts his righteous care extends, praise.


He feels their suff'rings, and their wants be4. To be without; not to have.


Harte. By descending from the thrones above, Those happy places thou hast deiga'd a while

2. Deficiency. To want, and honour thesc.

Milton. This proceeded not from any deat of knoHow loth I am to have recourse to rites

ledge, but of judgment.

Dryden. So full of horror, that I once rejoice

One objection to Civita Vecchia is, that the I tant the use of sight. D;ylen and Lee. air is not irholesome: this proceeds from west The unhappy never want enemies. Richards.

of inhabitants. 5. To need; to have need of; to lack.

The blood flows through the vessels, by the

excess of the force of the heart above the inIt hath caused a great irregularity in our calendar, and trants to be reformed, and the equi

cumbent pressure, which in fat people is exces. nox to be rightly computed.


sive; and as want of a due quantity of motion

of the Auids increaseth fat, the disease is the The sylvans to their shades retire;

cause of itself, Those very shades and streams new shades and

Wants of all kinds are made to frame a plea, streams require,


One learns to lisp, another not to see. And want a cooling breeze of wind to fan the raging tire.

Dryden. 3. The state of not haviog.


1. Need.

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You shall have no reason to complain of me, Peace, my wantons; he will do for want of a generous disdain of this world. More than you can aim unto.

Ben Jonsor. Pope. To WA'NTON. v. n. (from the noun.] 4. Poverty; penury; indigence.

1. To play lasciviously. Nothing is so hard for those who abound in He from his guards and midnight cent riches, as to conceive how others can be in want. Disguis'd o'er hills and vallies went

Saift. To wanton with the sprightly dame, $. [pand, Saxon.] A mole.

And in his pleasure lost his fame. Prior. A kind of hare resembling a want in his feet, 2. To revel; to play. In Otway it may and a cat in his tail.

Heylin. be an adjective.
WA'NTON, adj. [This word is derived Oh! I heard him wanton in his praise;

by Minshetu from want one, a man or Speak things of him might charm the ears.
woman that wants a companion. This


Nature here
etymology, however odd, Junius si-
lently adopts. Skinner, who had more

Wanton'd as in her prime, and play'd at will
Her virgin fancies.

Milton. acuteness, cannot forbear to doubt it,


ye muses! deign your bless'd retreat, but offers nothing better.]

Where Horace wantons at your spring, ». Lascivious ; libidinous į lecherous ; And Pindar sweeps a bolder string. Fentor. lustful.

3. To move nimbly and irregularly. Thou art froward by nature, enemy to peace,

WA'NTONLY. adv. (from wanton ] LasLascivious, wanton ; more than well beseems civiously; frolicksomely ; gayly; sporA man of thy profession.


tively; carelesly. Enric'd to do him wanton rites. Milton,

Into what sundry gyries her wondered self she 2. Licentious; dissolute.

throws, My plenteous joys,

And oft inisles the shore, as wantenly she flows. Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves

Drayton. In drops of sorrow.

Sbakspeare. Thou dost but try how far I can forbear, Men grown want en by prosperity

Nor art that monster which thou wouldst ape Study'd new arts of duxury and ease. Roscomm.

pear :
3. Frolicksome; gay; sportive ; airy. But do not wantonly my passion move,

As flies to wanton boys, we are to th' gods: I pardon nothing that relates to love. Dryden.
They kill us for their sport. Sbakspears. WA'NTONNESS. 1.5. [from wanton.]
Note a wild and wanton herd,

1. Lasciviousness; lechery.
Or race of youthful and unhandled colts,
Fetching mad bounds.

The spirit of wantonness is scar'd out of him.

How eargerly ye follow my disgrace,

Bulls and goats bled apace; but neither the As if it fed ye! and how sleek and wanton

violence of the one, nor the wantonness of the Y'appear, in every thing may bring my ruin.

other, ever died a victim at any of their alcars.

Time drives the flocks from field to fold;
The flow'rs do fade, and wanton fields

1. Sportiveness ; frolick; humour. To wayward winter reckoning yields. Raleigh.

As sad as night,
Only for wantonness.

Slakspeare. 4. Loose ; unrestrained.

Love, rais’d on beauty, will like that decay; How does your tongue grow wanton in her Our hearts may bear its slender chain a day : praise !

Addison. As flow'ry bands in wantenness are worn, s. Quick and irregular of motion.

A morning's pleasure, and at evening torn. She as a veil down to the slender waist

Popes Her unadorned golden tresses wore,

3. Licentiousness; negligence of restraint. Dishevell’d, but in wanton ringlers wav'd,

The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of As the vine curls her tendrils.


grace, and turn them into wantonness. 6. Luxuriant; superfluous.

King Charles
What we by day lop overgrown,

Wantonness and pride
One night or two with wanton growth derides, Raise out of friendship hostile deeds in peace.
Tending to wild.

Women richly gay in gems and wanton dress. WA'NTWIT. n. s. [want and wit.] А


fool; an idiot. . Not regular; turned fortuitously.

Such a want wit sadness makes of
The quaint mazes in the wanton green, That I have much ado to know myself. Shaksp.
For want of tread, are undistinguishable. Milt. Wa'nty. n. s. [I know not whence de-
WA'NTON. n. s.

rived.] A broad girth of leather, by 1. A lascivious person ; a strumpet; a which the load is bound upon the whoremonger.

horse ; a surcingle. To lip a wanton in a secure couch,

A panel and wanty, pack-saddle and ped,
And to suppose her chaste.

With line to fetch litter.

Tusser. An old wanton will be doating upon women, WA'PED. adj. [Of this word I know not when he can scarce see without spectacles.


the original, except that to whape, to 2. A trifler ; an insignificant Autterer.

shock, or deject, is found in Spenser ; Shall a beardless boy,

from which the meaning may be ga. A cocker'd, silken wanton, brave your fields, thered.] Dejected; crushed by misery. Mocking the air with colours idly spread,

This makes the waped widow wed again.
And find no check ?

Pass with your best violence;

WA'PENTAKE. n. s. [from pæpun, Sax. I am afraid you make a wanton of me. Slaksp. and take; wapentakium, wapentagium, 3. A word of slight endearment.

low Latin.)


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Wapentake is all one with what we call a hun, We seem ambitious God's whole work ? dred: as, upon a meeting for that purpose, they

undo; touched each other's weapons, in token of their With new diseases on ourselves we spar, fidelity and allegiance.

Correll. And with new physick, a worse engine far. Hundred signifierh a hundred pledges, which

Dante. were under the command and assurance of their

His next design alderman; which, as I suppose, was also called a Was all the Theban race in arms to join, wapentake; se named, of touching the weapon And war on Thesus.

Dreden. or spear of their alderman, and swearing to fol. To the island of Delos, by being reckoned a low him faithfully, and serve their prince truly. sacred place, nations warring with one another But others think that a wapentake was ten hun resorted with their goods, and traded as in a neudreds, or boroughs.

tral country.

Arfutbnet. War. n. s. (werre, old Dut. guerre, Fr.) To War. v.a. To make war upon. Not 1. War may be defined the exercise of vio. used. In Spenser it is probably falsely

lence under sovereign command against printed for zvarrail. withstanders; force, authority, and re

And them long time before great Nimrod was,

That first the world with sword and fire warned. sistance, being the essential parts there

Spenser. of. Violence, limited by authority, is To them the same was render'd, to the end, sufficiently distinguished from robbery, Towar the Scot, and borders to defend. Dani and the like outrages; yet, consisting TO WA RBLE. v.a. [werben, old Teutoin relation towards others, it necessarily nick; wervelen, German, to twirl, or requires a supposition of resistance, turn round.) whereby the force of war becomes dif 1. To quaver any sound. ferent from the violence inflicted upon Fountains, and ye that warble as ye fow slaves or yielding malefactors, Raleigh.

Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.

On, you noblest English,
Whose blood is fetcht from fathers of war proof.

2. To cause to quaver.
Follow me as I sing,

Miller. After a denunciation or indiction of war, the

And touch the rarbled string. war is no more confined to the place of the quar 3. To uiter musically. rel, but left at large.

Bacon. She can thaw the numbing spell, I saw the figure and armour of him that head If she be right invok'd with warbleå song, ed the peasants in the war upon Bern, with the

Milten, several weapons found on his followers. Addis. To WAʼRBLE. V. n. 7. The instruments of war, in poetical

1. To be quavered. language.

Such strains ne'er warble in the linnet's throat.

Gay: The god of love inhabits there, With all his rage, and dread, and grief, and care;

2. To be uttered melodiously. His compliment of stores, and total war. Prior. A plaining song plain singing voice requires,

For warbling notes from inward cheering filem, 3. Forces; army. Poetically.

Sidnes. On th' embattled ranks the waves return,

There birds resort, and in their kind thy praise And overwhelm the war,


Among the branches chant in warbling lays. 4. The profession of arms.

Wcisa. Thine almighty word leapt down from hea

3. To sing. ven, as a fierce man of war into the midst of a

Creatures that liv'd, and mov'd, and walkid, land of destruction.


or flew ; 3. Hostility; state of opposition ; act of Birds on the branches warbling; all things smil'd.

Milica. opposition. Duncan's horses

She warbled in her throat,
Turn'd wild in nature, broke their stalls, flung

And tun'd her voice to many a merry note,
But indistinct.

Contending 'gainst obedience, as they would A bard amid the jovous circle sings
Make war with man.


High airs attemper*d to the vocal strings;

Whilst warbling to the varied strain advance To WAR. V. n. (from the noun.] To

Two sprightly youths to form the bounding make war; to be in a state of hostility.


Popen Was this a face

WARBLER. 1. s. [from warble.) A sings To be expos’d against the warring winds ? er; a songster.


Hark! on ev'ry bough, Why should I war without the walls of Troy,

In lulling strains, the feather'd wurdlers woo. That tind such cruel battle here within? Sbaks.

Tisch Make peace with God, for you must die, my lori,

WARD. A syllable much used as an Have


that holy feeling in your soul, affix in composition, as heavenward, To counsel me to make my peace with God; with tendency to heaven; bilberward, And are you yer to your own souls so blind,

this way; from peand, Saxon : it notes That yoni will war with God by murd'ring me?

tendency to or from.

Sbakspeare, He teacheth my hands to war.

2 Samuel.

Before she could come to the arbour, she saw 'This charge I commit unto thee, son Timo

walking from her-ward a man in shepherdish thy, that thou by them mightest war a good To Ward. v. a. (peardian, Sax. cueralt,

apparel, warfare.

1 Timotby. He limited his forces, to proceed in aid of the

Dutch ; garder, French.] Britons, but in po wise to war upon the French. 1. To guard; to watch.

Bacon, He marched forth towards the castle wall,


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Whose gates he found fast shut; ne living wight 5. [warda, law Lat.) District of a town. To ward the same, nor answer comer's call. Throughout the trembling city plac'd a guard,

Spenser. Dealing an equal share to every ward. Dryden. 2. To defend ; to protect.

6. Custody ; confinement. Tell him it was a hand that warded him

That wretched creature, being deprehended From thousand dangers, bid him bury it. Shaks. in that impiety, was held in ward. Hooker. 3. To fence off; to obstruct or turn aside Stopt there was his too vel'ment speech wich any thing mischievous. It is now used

speed, with off, less elegantly.

And he sent close to ward from whence he stood. Not once the baron lift his armed hand

Daniel. To strike the maid, but gazing on her eyes,

7. The part of a lock, which, correspondWhere lordly Cupid seem'd in arms to stand, ing to the proper key, hinders any No way to ward or shun her blows he tries. other from opening it.


In the key-hole turns Up and down he traverses his ground;

Th' intricate wards, and ev'ry boit and bar. Now wards a felling blow, now strikes again.

Milton Daniel. As there are locks for several purposes, so Toxeus amaz'd, and with amazement slow, are there several inventions in the making and Or to revenge or ward the coming blow

contriving their wards, or guards. Moxon. Stood doubting; and, while doubting thus he

The keys, as well as the locks, were fitted stood,

ward to ward by the same wisdom. Grem. Receiv'd the steel bath'd in his brother's blood.


8. One in the hands of a guardian. The pointed javelin warded off his rage. Addis.

The king causeth bring up his wards, but beThe provision of bread for food, cloathing to stoweth no more of their rents upon them than

is useful.

Drummorda ward off the inclemency of the air, were to be first looked after.


You know our father's ward,

The fair Monimia: is your heart at peace? It instructs the scholar in the various methods of warding of the force of objections, and of dis Is it so guarded that you could not love her? covering and repelling the subtle tricks of so

Otway... phisters.


Thy Violante's heart was ever thine, TOWARD. V. n.

Compellid to wed before she was my ward.

Dryden. 1. To be vigilant; to keep guard.

When, stern as tutors, and as uncles hard, 2. To act upon the defensive with a

We lash the pupil, and dotraud the ward. Dryd. weapon.

Titles of honour, and privileges, the rich and So redoubling her blows, drove the stranger the great can never deserve, unless they employ to no other shift than to ward and go back. them for the protection of these, the true wards Sidney. and children of God.

Sprat. Short crooked swords in closer fight they wear, 9. The state of a child under a guardian. And on their «warding arms light bucklers bear.

I must attend his majesty's command, to

Dryden. whom I am now in ward, evermore in subjecWARD, 1. s. [from the verb.]


Shokspeare. 1. Watch ; act of guarding.

Lewis the eleventh of France having much Still when she slept he kept both watch and abated the greatness and power of the peers, ward.

Spenser. would say, that he had brought the crown out Sublime on these a tow'r of steel is rear'd, of wurd.

Bacon. And dire Tisiphone there keeps the ward; 10. Guardianship; right over orphans. Girt in her sanguine gown, by night and day It is also inconvenient, in Ireland, that the Observant of the souls that pass ihe downward

wards and marriages of gentlemen's children way.

Dryden. should be in the disposal of any of those lords. 2. Garrison ; those who are intrusted to

Spenser. keep a place.

WARDEN. n. s. [waerden, Dutch.] By reason of these two forts, though there be 1. A keeper ; a guardian. but small wards left in them, there are two good 2. A head officer. towns now grown, which are the greatest stay of The warden of apothecaries hall. Garth. both those two countries,

Spenser. 3. Warden of the cinque ports.
Th' assieged castles wird,

A magistrate that has the jurisdiction of those Their stedfast staunds did mightily maintain.

havens in the east part of England, commonly Sperser.

called the cinque ports, or five havens, who has 3. Guard made by a weapon in fencing, there all that jurisdiction which the admiral of Thou know'st my old ward; here I lay, and

England has in places not exempt. The reason thus I bore my point.

Sbakspeare. why oue magistrate should be assigned to these Come from thy ward,

havens seems to be, because, in respect of their For I can here dis.arm thee with this stick.

situation, they formerly required a more vigi

Sbakspeare. Jant care than other havens, being in greater Now by proof it shall appear,

danger of invasion by our enemies. Cowell, Whether thy horns are sharper, or my spear. At this I threw: for want of other ward, 4. [tyrum violemum, Latin. I know not He lifted up his hand his front to guard. Dryd. whence denominated.] A large pear.

Nor must zil shoots of pears alike be set, 4. Fortress; strong hold. She dwells securely on the excellency of her

Crustumian, Syrian pears, and wardens great. honour. Now could I come to her with any


Ox-cheek when hot, and wardens bakd, some detection in my hand, I could drive her from the ward of her purity, her reputation, and a thou


King sand other her defences, which now are too

WARDER. n. s. [from ward.] strongly embattled against me. Sbaksp. 1. A keeper ; a guard.

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