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Suttelego. It is divided by an island and fed by injured liis health, he was obliged to exercis several small rivers, and by the melting of the himself by riding or walking in the fields, which snow, with which the neighbouring mountains led him to the study of plants. In 1600 he are always covered. In its vicinity is to be seen published his Catalogus Plantaruin circa ('antaMount 'ailas, a celebrated scene of Hindoo brigiam nascentium, and was ordained deacon fable. It is situated about 31° of N. lat., and and priest. In 1061 he made a tour through was visited in the year 1812 by Mr. Vloorcroft. Britain along with Mr. Willughby, in search of

RAWLEY (William), D. D., a learned di- rare plants; and in 1662 accompanied him in a vine, born at Norwich, about 1518. Ile studied tour through lolland, Germany, France, and at Benet College, Cambridge; took his degree Italy; and on his return was made F.R.S. of A. B. in 1004; A. M. in 1608 ; B. D. in In 1672 Mr. Willugliby dying left Ray one of 1615; and D. D. in 1621. In 1609 he was his executors, and tutor to his sons, with foo chosen fellow; took orders in 1611, and was a year for life. For their use he composed his appointed rector of Landbeach in 1610. Al- Nomenclator Classicus, in 1672. In 1673 he though he was chaplain to lord Verulam, and married a daughter of Mr. Oakley, of Launton, afterwards to king Charles I. and 11., he never Oxfordshire; and published his Observations received any higher promotion. During the Topographical and Voral, &c., made in foreign commonwealth he was ejected by the parlia- countries; to which was added his Catalogus ment; but survived their power, and was re- Stirpium in Exteris Regionibus Observatarum ; stored to his living, which he held till his death, and about the same time his collection of l'nJune 18th, 1007. Ile was married and had a usual or local English Words, which he had mason

thered up in his travels through the counties of RAWLINS (Thomas), a dramatic writer, who England. In 1697 he published the Wisdom was engraver for the mint under Charles I. and of God manifested in the Works of the Creation, !l. He wrote three plavs, entitled Rebellion, 8vo. The rudiments of this work were read in Toin Essence, and Tunbridge Wells; and died some, college lectures ; and another collection of in 1670.

the same kind he enlarred and published under RAWLINSON (Richard), LL.D., an eminent the title of Three Physico-Theological DisEnglish antiquary, educated at St. John's Cold courses, concerning the Chaos, Deluge, and Dise lege, Oxford, where he took his degrees in 1713 solution of the World, 8vo. 1692. lle died in and 1719. lle made large collections for the 1705. Ile was modest, aflable, and communicontinuation of Wood's Athen? Oxonienses, and cative; and was distinguished by bis probity and I Tistory of Oxford; which, with notes of lus own piety. lle wrote a great number of other works; travels; he bequeathed to the university: lie the principal of which are', 1. Catalogus Planpromoted the publication of many books of his- tarum Anglie. 2. Diccionariolum Trilingue setory and antiquities, with particular descriptions cundum Locos Communes. 3. Historia Planof several counties in England. In 1728 he tarım, Species hactenus Editas, aliasque insuper translated and published Fresnoy's new mode of noviter multas Inventas et Descriptas, Comstudying history, with a catalogue of the chief plectens, 3 vols. 4. Methodus Plantarum Nova, historians, 2 vols. 8vo. In 1750 he founded an cum Tabulis, 8v0., and several other works on Anglo-Saxon professorship at Oxford ; and be- plants. 5. Synopsis Methodica Animalium, queathed to that university a large collection of Quadrupedum et Serpentini Generis, 8vo. 6. books and medals, and also his heart in a marble Synopsis Methodica Avium et Piscium. 7. Ilisum. He died at [slington in 1755.

toria Insectorum, Opus Posthumum. 8. VeRAWUTASON (Christopher, esq,), of Clarkhall, thodus Insectorum. '9. Philosophical Leiters, in Lancashire, another learned antiquary, was &c. born in 1677, and educated at Queen's College, Ray, n. s. & 2.a. Fr. ruic; Span. rugo; Ital. Oxford. lle became eminent for his skill in ruggio; Lat, radius. A beam of light; any lustre, Saxon and northern literature; and published a natural or artificial; a mental beam : as an obsobeautiful edition of king Alfred's Saxon transla- lete verb active, to streak with ray-like lines. tion of Boethius de Consolatione, Oxford 1698, Before a bubbling fountain low she lay.. Avo. He died January 8th, 1733, leaving a great Which she increased with her bleeding heart, collection of MSS.

And the clean waves with purple gore did ray. RAWLISEON (Thomas), a learned collector of books, commemorated in Addison's Tatler, under Dis horse is raied with the yellows. Shaksprare. the name of Tom Folio. He collected such a

These eyes that roll in vain quantity of books that he took a large house To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn on purpose for them. lle died in 1725, aged

Milton. forty-four, and the sale of his library lasted three The least light, or part of light, which may be months.

stopt alone, or do or sutler any thing alone, which RAY (John), a celebrated botanist, was born the rest of the light doth not or suffers not, I call at Black Notley in Essex, in 1628. lle received ruy of light.

Tewton. the first rudiments of education at the grammar

Sol through white curtains shot a tim'rous ray, school at Braintree; and in 1644 was admitted

a nd op'd those eyes that must eclipse the day, into Catharine Hall, Cambridge, whence he af

Then kneeling down, to Heaven's Eternal king, terwards removed to Trinity College in that uni

The saint, the father, and the husband prays : versity. He took the degree of M. A. and be. Hope “ Springs exulting on triuinplant wing, came at length a senior fellow of the college; That ihus they all shall meet in future days: but his intense application to his studies having There ever bask in uncreated raus,

Spenser.

Pope.

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Waller.

No more to sigh, or shed the bitter tear,

RAZE, n. &, Span. rayz, a root, A root of Together hymning their Creator's praise. Burns. ginger, Written also race, but less properly. Ray, in optics. See Light and Optics. I have a gammon of bacon and two razes of ginger + which to be delivered.

Shakspeare. Henry . RAYS, INFLECTED, those rays of light which, to

Raze, v.a. i Fr. raser; Lat. rusus. See on their near approach to the edges of bodies,

RAZURE, n, s. Rase. To overthrow; ruil.; in passing by them, are bent out of their course,

subvert; efface: razure, the act or mark of razing. being turned either from the body or towards it.

Will you suffer a temple, how poorly built soever, This property of the rays of light is generally

but yet a temple of your deity, to be razed ? termed diffraction by foreigners, and Dr. Hooke

Sidney. sometimes called it deflection

It grieved the tyrant that so base a town should so Rays, PENCIL OF, a number of rays issuing long hold out, so that he would threaten to raze it. from a point of an object, and diverging in the

Knolles. form of a cone.

He yoaketh your rabellious necks, Rays, REFLECTED, those rays of light, which, Razeth your cities, and subverts your towns. after falling upon the body, do not go beyond

Shakspeare. the surface of it, but are thrown back again.

Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, RAYS, REFRACTED, those rays of light which,

Raze out the written troubles of the brain. Id. after falling upon any medium, enter its surface,

Oh! your desert speaks loud, being bent either towards or from a perpendicu

It well deserves with characters of brass

A forted residence, 'gainst the tooth of time lar to the point on which they fell.

And razure of oblivion. RAYNAL (William Thomas), the celebrated

He in derision sets abbé, was born in 1712 : educated among the

Upon their tongues a various spirit, to rate Jesuits, and had even become a member of their

Quite out their native language; and instead, order; but was expelled for denying the supreme To sow a jangling noise of words. Milton. authority of the church. He afterwards' asso Shed Christian blood, and populous citics raze; ciated with Voltaire, D'Alembert,and Diderot, and Because they're taught to use some different phrase. was by them employed to furnish the theological articles for the Encyclopedie. In this, however,

We touched with joy he received the assistance of the abbe Yvon, to The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy.

" Drydon. -whom he did not give above a sixth part of what he received; which being afterwards discovered,

The place would be razed to the ground, and its he was obliged to pay Yvon the balance. His

foundations sown with salt. Addison's Spectator most celebrated work is his Political and Philo- RA'ZOR, n.s. ? Fr. razoir; Lat. rasor. A sophical History of the European Settlements RAʼZORFISH. S knife used in shaving: a fish, in the East and West Indies ; which has been so called from its shape. translated into all the languages of Europe, and Zeal, except ordered aright, useth the razor with much admired. This work was followed in

in such eagerness that the life of religion is thereby 1780 by another, entitled The Revolution of

hazarded.

Hooker.

These words are razors to my wounded heart. America, in which the abbé pleads the cause of

Shakspeure. the Americans with zeal. The French govern

New-born chins be rough and razourable. Id. ment commenced a prosecution against him for The sheath or razorfish resembleth in length and the former of these works ; upon which he re- bigness a man's finger.

Carew. tired to Berlin, where Frederick the Great af Those thy boisterous locks, not by the sword forded him an asylum. The chief trait in Ray Of noble warrior, so to stain his honour, nal's character was his love of liberty; but, when But by the barber's rasor best subdued. Milton. he saw the length to which the French revolu Razor makers generally clap a small bar of Venice tionists were going, he made one effort to stop

steel between two small bars of Flemish steel, and them in their career. In May, 1791, he addressed

weld them together, to strengthen the back of the razor.

Moron. a letter to the Constituent National Assembly,

As in smooth oil the razor best is whet, in which, after complimenting them upon the

° So wit is by politeness sharpest set, great things they had done, he cautioned them

^ Their want of edge from their offence is seen ; against the dangers of going farther. He lived Both pain us lcast when exquisitely keen. Young. not only to see his forebodings of public ca- REACCESS', n. s. Re and access. Renewed lamity realised, but to suffer his share of it. visit After being stripped of all his property, which Let pass the quailing and withering of all things was considerable, by the robbers of the revolu- by the recess, and their reviving by the reuccess of tion, he died in poverty, in March 1796, in the the sun.

Hakewill. eighty-fourth year of his age. Besides the works REACH, v.a., v. n. & n. S. Sax. sæcan; Belg. above mentioned, he wrote, 1. A History of ekken ; Goth. reckia. To attain ; penetrate or the Parliament of England. 2. A History of be adequate to; arrive at; touch, strike, or fetch, the Stadtholderate. 3. The History of the Di- from a distance; hold out; give: as a verb vorce of Catharine of Arragon by Henry VIII. neuter, be extended ; penetrate; be far extended ; About the time of his death, he was preparing endeavour: as a noun substantive reach is power a new edition of all his works, with many altera- of touching, taking, or compassing; limit of fations; and he is said to have left among his culties; attainment; authority; range; extent; MSS. A History of the Revocation of the Edict scheme ; device ; fetch. of Nantes, in 4 vols; but during the bloody He hath delivered them into your hand, and ye reign of Robespierre he burnt a great number of have slain them in a rage, that reacheih up unto his MSS.

heaven.

2 Chronicles xxviii.

READ'ING.

Howel.

Boyle.

trine.

Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; Do not great bodies conserve their heat the longest, and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my their parts heating one another; and may not great, side.

John xx. 27. dense, and fixed bodies, when heated beyond a cerHe reached me a full cup. 2 Esdrus xiv. 39. tain degree, emit light so copiously as by the

These kinds of goodness are so nearly united to emission and reaction of its light, and the reflections the things which desire them, that we scarcely per and refractions of its rays within its pores, to grow ceive the appetite to stir in reaching forth her hand still hotter till it comes to a certain period of heat, towards them.

Hooker. such as that of the sun ? Newton's Opticks. We hold that the power which the church hath The lungs being the chief instrument of sanguifica. lawfully to make laws, doth extend unto sundry tion, and acting strongly upon the chyle to bring it things of ecclesiastical jurisdiction, and such other to an animal Auid, must be reacted upon as strongly. matters whereto their opinion is, that the church's

Arbuthnot. authority and power doth not reachi

!d.

Cut off your hand, and you may do
Great men have reaching hands. Shakspeare.

With t'other hand the work of two;
Strain not my speech

Because the soul her power contracts,
To grosser issues, nor to larger reach,

And on the brother limb reacts.
Than to suspicion.
Id. Othello.

Swife's Miscellanies. ne duke of Parma had particular reaches and READ, v.A., v.n.&n.s. Sax. ræd; Teut. ends to his own underhand, to cross the design.

READER, n. s. (reden; Goth. reda,
Bacon.
REA D'ERSHIP,

(rada, to explain or Some, under types, have affected obscurity to

divine. To peruse; amuse and make themselves admired for profound

discover by marks or characters; hence learn by

die reaches. Round the tree

observation of any kind; to perform the act of They longing stood, but could not reach. reading; he studious; know by reading : as an

Milton.

obsolete noun substantive, counsel; saying : Thy desire leads to no excess that reaches blame. a reader is he who reads; who is studious; or

Id. whose office it is to read in public: readership, Lest he reach of the tree of life, and eat. Id. his office: reading is public recital; study; variaThe confines met of empyrean heaven,

tion of copies. And of this world : and, on the left hand, hell With long reach interposed. Id. Paradise Lost.

For It shall be with him, and he shall read therein, The new world reaches quite cross the torrid zonet

that he may learn to fear the Lord. Deut. xvii. 19. in one tropick to the other.

Give attendance to reading, exhortation, and doeThe coast so long desired

1 Timothy. Thy troops shall reach, but having reached, repent.

The man is blest that hath not lent
Dryden,
To wicked read his ear.

Sternhold. What remains beyond this, we have no more a

This reade is rife that oftentime positive notion of, than a mariner has of the depth

Great cumbers fall unsoft, of the sea; where, having let down his sounding line,

In humble dales is footing fast, he reaches no bottom.

Locke.
The trade is not so tickle.

Spenser. When men pursue their thoughts of space, they

An armed corse did lye, are apt to stop at the confines of body, as if space

snad In whose dead face he read great magnanimity. Id. were there at an end too, and reached no farther.

The Jews had their weekly reudings of the law. Id.

Hooker. There may be in a man's reach a book containing

I have seen her take forth paper, write upon't, pictures and discourses, capable to delight and into delicht und in read it, and afterwards seal it.

Shakspeare. struct him, which yet he may never have the will to

O most delicate fiend!

Who is't can read a woman? open.

Id.
Through such hands

As we must take the care that our words and The knowledge of the gods is reuched to man.

sense be clear; so, if the obscurity happen through Rowe.

the hearers or readers want of understanding, I am Here imprecations reuch not to the tomb,

not to answer for them.

Ben Jonson. They shut not out society in death. Addison's Cato.

'Tis sure that Fleury reads.

Taylor. What are riches, empire, power,

Virgil's shepherds are too well read in the philosoBut larger means to gratify the will;

phy of Epicurus.

Dryden. The steps by which we climb to rise and reach

Basiris' altars, and the dire decrees Our wish, and, that obtained, down with a scaffolding Of hard Eurestheus, every reader sees. l. Of sceptres, crowns, and thrones : they've served Till a man can judge whether they be truths or no, · their end,

his understanding is but little improved : and thus And there like lumber to be left and scorned ? men of much reading are greatly learned, but may be Congreve, little knowing.

Locke. The best accounts of the appearances of nature. We have a poet among us, of a genius as exalted which human penetration can reach, come short of as his stature, and who is very well read in Longinus, its reality.

Cheyne. his treatise concerning the sublime. Addison. It must fall perhaps before this letter reaches your That learned prelate has restored some of the hands.

Pope. readings of the authors with great sagacity Be sure yourself and your own reach to know,

Arbuthnot on Coins. How far your genius, taste, and learning go. Id. The passage you must have read, though since The influence of the stars reaches to many events. slipt out of your memory.

Pope. which are not in the power of reason. Swift.

Less reading than nakes felons 'scape,

Less human genius than God gives an ape, REACT, v. a.) Re and act. To return can make a Cibber.

Id. REACTION, n. s. I an impulse or impression: I have read of an eastern king, who put a judge to the noun substantive corresponding.

death for an iniquitous sentence.

Suijt.

He got into orders, and bocame a reader in a men to be elected, and invested them with ample parish church at twenty pounds a year. . Id. powers for the government of the town. This * When they have taken a degree, they get into oro i charter was confirmed, after the restoration, by ders, and solicit a readership. Id. Miscellanies. Charles II., and is the one now extant. By it

Though reading and conversation may furnish uy the officers are declared to be a mayor, twelve with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own. meditation must form our judgment.

aldermen, and the same number of capital bur- Watts on the Mind. gesses; the mayor, and his deputy (the preceding

mayor), the senior alderman, the bishop of SalisREADEPTION, n. s. Lat. re and adeptus. bury, and his chancellor, being justices of the Recovery ; act of regaining.

peace for the borough, and empowered to hold Will any say that the readeption of Trevigi was sessions, and a court of record. Reading sent matter of scruple ?

Bacon. members to parliament from the time of the READING, a borough, market and county- earliest records. Before 1716 the right of electown in the county of Berks, is thirty-nine tion was vested in the freemon not receiving miles west by south from the metropolis, on the alms, and in the inhabitants paying scot and high road from London to Bath. It is of consi- lot; but in that year it was limited, by a deciderable extent and importance, and is unques- sion of the house of commons, to the inhabitants tionably of very great antiquity; but whether it paying scot and lot only. The number of voters is indebted for its origin to the Britons, the Ro- is large, and the mayor is the returning officer. mans, or the Saxons, is unknown. In 1389 a The town is situated on both banks of the great council was held at Reading, at which the river Kennet, which here separates itself into king and his barons were reconciled by John of several branches. It contains three parishes, Gaunt. Parliaments were held here in 1440 St. Giles, St. Mary, and St. Lawrence. Formerly and 1451 ; in the former of which the order of it was a place of great trade in woollens, but viscounts was first established; and in the that manufacture fell to decay during the sevenyear following the parliament adjourned hither teenth century, and has never since revived. The from Westminster, on account of the plague. principal support of the town arises from its Edward IV.'s marriage with Elizabeth, lady water communications with London, Bath, and Grey, was first acknowledged at Reading, in Bristol. The articles exported are flour, timber, 1464; on which occasion she made her public bark, straight hoops, and a variety of minor appearance at the abbey, conducted by the duke articles. Many improvements have been lately of Gloucester and the earl of Warwick. In 1466 made in the internal navigation of the district. parliament was a second time adjourned to Read- Its markets are held weekly, on Wednesday ing, to avoid the plague. King Henry VIII. and Saturday, and there are four annual fairs. frequently resided here at the dissolved abbey. The houses are mostly of brick, and the streets His son, king Edward VI., visited the town in regular, spacious, well lighted, and paved. 1552, when he was met by the mayor and alder- Within the last few years the town has greatly men at Coley-Cross, and presented with two increased in size, and a new town has sprung up yokes of oxen. The same ceremony was re- to the westward of the old one. Along the Oxpeated when Reading was visited by the bigot- ford and London roads, also, many well built ted Mary, and her husband, Philip of Spain. rows of houses have been lately erected. When, early in the reign of Charles I., the plague T he principal public buildings and institutions raged with great violence in the metropolis, all in the town are the three churches of St. Lawthe great courts of law were held here. In 1642 rence, St. Mary, and St. Giles; a handsome episReading was a parliamentary post; but the gar- copal chapel recently erected by the Rev. George rison, wanting ammunition, quitted the town, Hulme; and several dissenting meeting-houses; without resistance, on the approach of the king's the town-hall and free-school, blue-coat school, horse. In consequence of this event it became green-school, foundation school, the school of a royal garrison, and continued to be so till taken industry, Lancasterian school, school for national by Essex in April 1643, after a siege of eight education, the theatre, and the county gaol. days. The king, however, again recovered it in The ruins of the ancient monastery are also September, and held it till May 1644, when he an object of considerable attraction. The church ordered the works to be demolished. Reading of St. Lawrence was chiefly erected towards the was afterwards frequently occupied as the head close of the sixteenth century, and is partly conquarters of the parliamentary army, and much structed of materials taken from the buildings of impoverished by the contributions levied upon the abbey. St. Mary's church is more ancient it. In 1688 the army of king James II, was than that of St. Lawrence, and its tesselated tower quartered in this town, but quitted it on the ap- is much admired. St. Giles's church was proproach of the prince of Orange. In 1700 queen bably constructed at the commencement of the Anne visited Reading, when she was received by twelfth century. The tower only is modern, the the corporation in state, and presented with forty ancient one having been demolished during the broad pieces of gold in an elegant purse. civil war. This church has recently undergone

The first monarch who conferred upon Read- complete repair. The meeting-houses belong to ing the privilege of separate jurisdiction was the Independents, Baptists, Quakers, Method Henry III. His charter was confirmed by all ists, Unitarians, and Catholics. his successors, but without any material altera- The town hall and free-school form one buildtions, till the reign of Henry VI., when the cor- ing; the free-school occupying the ground story, poration is first mentioned by the title of the and the hall, court room, and offices, the floor mayor and burgesses, Charles I. authorised alder- above. The free-school was established in the

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reign of Ilenry VII., by John Thorne, abbot of That he n'is clad, and rede for to rico Reading, with the funds of a suppressed alms. With hunte and horne and houndes him beside.

Chancer. Cunt. Tulos. house. The blue-cout school was founded in 1650 by Mr. Richard Aldworth, who bequeathed Men, when their actions succeed not as they £4000 for the support of a master, lecturer, and

and would, are always ready to impule the blane thereof

unto the heavens, so as to excuse their own lollies. twenty boys. The green school, situated in

Spenser's Slute of Ireland. Broad-street, is appropriated for the education Sometimes the readiest way wbich a wise man hal of the daughters of decayed tradesmen, residents to

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Hooker's Profile le own, and of orphans, who have been leli All things are ready, if our minds be so, unprovided for by their parents. The theatre of Perish the man whose mind is backward now! Reading is a neat and convenient building,

Shuhspare. erected under the act for regulating provincial I am joyful to hear of their readiness. ld. theatres. The gaol is built on the site of some H e would not forget the readiness of their king in of the abbey ruins. It is a large edifice, and con- aiding him when the duke of Bretagne failed him. tains commodious apartments for the keeper, a

Barin. neat chapel, an infirmary, and a room for the re

A cloud that is more show thar, moisture ; a cloud

that is more ready to bestow his drops upon the sea, ception of the magistrates, in the centre.

e than on the land

Holudur. Reading has given birth to several persons of

They remained near a month, that they might be eminence, among whom may be named Sir in

in readiness to attend the motion of the arın. Thomas White, founder of St. John's College,

Clarendon. Oxford; archbishop Laud; John Blagrave, the

Death ready stands to interpose his dart. mathematician ; Sir Thomas Holt; Sir John Ber

Millon. nard ; James Merrick, the translator of the My tongue obeyed, and readily could name Psalms, &c. &c.

Whate'er I saw.

Id. READING, a borough and capital of Berks

The race elect, county, Pennsylvania, on the Schuylkill, fifty

Safe towards Canaan from the shore advance four miles north-west of Philadelphia. Popula

Through the wild desert, not the readiest way.

ld. tion 3103. It is a very pleasant and flourishing

Nature has provided for the readiness and easiness town, and contains a court house, a jail, two

of speech.

Holder. banks, a large edifice for the public offices, and

These commodities yield the readiest money of any four houses of public worship: one for Luther

- in this kingdom, because they never fail of a price ans, one for Calvinists, one for Roman Catholics, abroad.

Temple. and one for Friends. It is chiefly settled by Ger- lle overlooked his binds ; their pay was just mans.

And ready; for he scorned to go on trust. READMIT', v.a. Re and admit. To let in

Druden. again.

One hand the sword, and one the pen employs
These evils I deserve,

Ind in my lap the reudu paper lies.
Yet despair not of his final pardon,

Proud of their conquesi, prouder of their prey,
Whose ear is ever open, and his eye

They leave the camp, and taie the reactiest way. Gracious to readmit the suppliant. Vilton. In an exhausted receiver, animals, that seem as The imagination is always restless, and the will, they were dead, revive upon the reudmission of fresh reason being laid aside, is ready for every evtravaair. Arbuthnot. gant project.

Lockr. After twenty minutes I readmitted the air.

I readily grant that one truth cannot contradict Derhum. anoth

I. READORY, v.a. Re and adorn. Tode. They who should have helped him t mend things,

were reudit'r to promote the disorders by which they corate again, or anew. The streams now change their languid blue,

might thrive than to set a-foot frugality. Durenant.

The ready way to be thought mad is to contend Regain their glory, and their fame renew,

that you are not so.

Spurtator. With scarlet honours reudorn the lide. Blackmore.

Their conviction grew so strong that they emREAD'Y, udj., adv., & n. s.) Saxon rad; braced the same truths, and laid down their lives, or READ ILY, adv.

Goth. rad (apt, were always in readiness to do it, rather than depast READ'INESS, 1. s.

) prompt.)
from them.

Addison. Prompt; prepared ; fit; willing; eager ; quick;

A pious and well-disposed mind, attended with a nimble; hence, Dear; at hand; the adverb

readiness to obey the known will of God, is the surest and noun-substantive corresponding: ready is

means to enlighten the understanding to a belief oí also sometimes used as an adverb : see the ex

South.

Christianity. tract from the book of Numbers; and as a noun

Those very things which are declined as impossi

- ble, are readily practicable in a case of extreme nesubstantive, in colloquial discourse, for ready cessity.

1. money.

Lord Strut was not flush in ready, either to go to We will go ready armed before the children of law, or clear old debts.

Arbuthnot. Israel.

Numbers. Those, who speak in publick, are much better ac. Trouble and anguish shall prevail against him, as cepted, when they can deliver their discourse by the a king ready to the battle.

Job xv. 24. help of a lively genius and a reudy memory, thari Ile will shew you a large upper room ; there make when they are forced to read all.

Walls. ready for us.

Mark xiv. 15. For the most part there is a finer sense, a clearer This mene I now by mighty Theseus,

mind, a readier apprehension, and gentler dispositions That for to hunten is so desirous,

in that sex, than in the other.

Laza. And namely at the grete hart in May,

I ready consert often sulijecis a woman to conThat in his bed ther daweth him ne day

topi.

Clari:80.

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