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Esc. Euery letter he hath writ, hath disvouch'd other. trench, a ditch or moat." Dut. Diick. A ditch I have spoken somewhere of the dilheistical doctrine. If An, In most vneuen and distracted manner, his actions or dike, that which is digged or dug. In some

was very ancient, 110 doubt, though not so universally pain show much like to madnesse, pray heaven his wisedome be

fessed as Plutarch represents it to have been. not tainted.--Shakespeare. Meas. for Meas. Act iv. sc. 4. countries that which is dug out, i. e. the mound

Id. Authority in Matters of Religion, Ess. 4. s. 27. or bank formed by digging out is called the ditch DIS-USE, v. To quit, cease or desist from or dike; but generally--the cavity left. See Dig,

DITHYRAMB.) See Vossius. A kind of Disu'se, n. using ; not to use; to disac- Digue, and Dike.

DITHYRAMBICK. hymn to Bacchus, who was Disussage. custom, to diswont.

himself also named Dithyrambus. The etymology As he was aboute this ditch, he ne gan not muche wynne is unsettled. Now Priam's fate perhaps you may enquire : Seeing his empire lost, his Troy on fire

For he fel al amidde, and dreynt hym ther inne.

R. Gloucester, p. 86.

And verily, to Bacchus they do chant in their songs cer. And his own palace by the Greeks possest,

tain dithirninhick ditties and tunes, full of passion and Arms long disus'd his trembling limbs invest.

For let a dronken daffe. in a diche falle
Denham. Virgil. Eneis, b. ii.

Leet hym lyg.

Pier Plouhman, p. 227. ing as Æschylus saith,

change, with motions and agitations to and fro, for accordDisusage of law is some excuse for him who falls into a They bene dygne as dich-watere, that dogges in baytheth.

The dythirambe with clamours dissonant transgression; but the non-existence of a law, is a justifi

Id. Crede.

Sorts well with Bacchus, where he is resiant. cation of the greatest offence.

Holland. Plulurch, p. 1184.
State Trials. Colonel Andrew, an. 1650.

Swiche a noble theatre as it was,
I dare wel sayn, in all this world ther n'as.

For Diagoras Melius himself was once a superstitious reLet us follow her wise directions, and conspire with her The circuite a mile was aboute,

ligionist, insomuch that being a dithyrambick poet, he began kindly motions; let us not stifle, or weaken by disuse, or Walled of stone, and dichod all withoute.

one of this poems with these words, κατα δαιμονα και τυχην contrary practice, but by conformable action cherish and

Chaucer. The Knightes Tale, v. 1890.

avta TENEATH, All things are done by God and fortune.

Cudworth. Intellectual System, p. 80. confirm the good inclinations of nature.

And first the roses for to kepe
Barrow, vol. i. Ser. 30.
About hem made he a dich depe

He (Plato) had the genius of those dithyrambick poets, While ev'ry breeze exhales perfumes,

Right wonder large, and also brode.-Id. Rom. of the R. who were said proverbially, and with allusion to their exAnd Bion his mute pipe resumes ;

travagant sallies of imagination, never to drink water. With Bion long disus'd to play, Wherof men made diches depe,

Bolingoroke. Human Reason, Ess. 2. s. 9.
And high walles, for to kepe
Salute Melissa's natal day.
Blacklock. On Melissa's Birth-day.

The golde, which Auarice encloseth.-Gower. Con. A. b. v. DITT, or A. S. Dihtan, to dispose, to
Ye maie commonly see that not onely the teachers of the

Di'tty, n.

set in order, to compose, to See AWARE. people, and rulers of the churches, but also husbandmenne, DirtYING, n. write, to endite;

dihtan æn To warn from, to caution or admonish not, to and ditchers, and heardmenne, and graffers canne reason of Di'TTIED. ærend gewrit; dictare epistodissuade. the Holy Trinitie, and of the creation of the world, and of

Hence (saith Verstegan) the nature of mankinde, a greate deale more skilfully, than | lam ; to endite a letter. My Lord Brook disuarning me (from his Majestie) from either Plato, or Aristotle was ever hable to do.

our names of dilties for things that be diyhted, or coming to Theobalds this day, I was enforced to trouble

Jewell. A Replie to A1. Hardinge, p. 544. made in meeter, (Somner.) Sw. Dickta; Ger. your lordship with these few lines.

This northern Cabbala. The Lord Keeper to the Duke, Sep. 1622. This onlie remaineth certaine that the walles made by Dichten, fingere. Dichter, poeta.

Adrian and Seuerus were ditched with notable ditches and etymology is rejected by Skinner and Tooke, who DIS-WITTED, v. Stript, divested or deprived rampiers made in such wise, that the Scotish aduersarie had adopt the Lat. Dictum, pp. of dicere, to say.

. of wits.

much adoo to enter and scale the same in his assaults.
Holinshed. Desc. of Ireland, c. 23.

Any thing said or sung.
Which when they heard, there was not one
But hasted after to be gone,
1, by the East Angles first, who from this heath arose,

He made a boke, and let it write
As she had been diswilled.- Drayton. Court of Fairy.
The long'st and largest ditch to check their Mercian foes;

Wheria his life he did all dite.-Chaucer. Rom. of the R.
Because my depth, and breadth, so strangely doth exceed Pythagoras himselfe reherses
DIS-WONT, v. To disaccustom.

Men's low and wretched thoughts, they constantly decreed, In a booke that the gold verses
That by the Devil's help, I needs must raised be,

Is cleped, for the nobilitie,
As if my tougue and your eares could not easily be dis- Wherefore the Devil's-ditch they basely named me.

Of the honorable dite.-Id. Ib. wonted from our late parliamentary language, you have here

Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 21.

A doly season til a careful dite in this text liberty, prerogative, the maintenance of both.

It seems not suitable to the common, and most impartial Should corespond, and be equiuolent.
Bp. Hall. Bemaines, p. 19.

judgment of mankind, that one of a noble family and ex- Right so it was when I began to write DIS-WORKMANSHIP; i.e. ill, or bad work

traction should be put to hedging and ditching, and be forced This tragedy, the weder right feruent.
to support himself with labour of his hands, and the sweat

Id. The Testament of Crescide. manship. of his brow.--South, vol. iv. Ser. 10.

Tragedie is to saine, a ditte of a prosperitie for a timo. When I would have taken particular acc of the (The king) marching on Causam side, in order to relieve

that endeth in wretchedness.-Id. Boccius, b. ii. errata, the printer answered me, hee would not publish his

it, was opposed by a small party of ours; who taking the own distor kemanship.

For in the floures of his youth,
advantage of some ditches and pales to shelter themselves,
Heywoodi Apology for Actors. Ep. to Okes.

In sondrie wise, as he (Chaucer) well couth
repulsed his men, and forced him to retreat to Oxford.

Of ditees, and of songes glade, DIS-WORSHIP, v. 1 To refuse to worship,

Ludlow Memoirs, vol. i. p. 50.

The whiche he for my sake made, Diswoʻrsilip, n. Što treat as unworthy, to

Thy cliffs a ditch-like river laves,

The londe fulfilled is ouer all.-Gower. Con. A. b. viii. Rude as thy rocks, and muddy as thy waves. degrade, to disgrace, to expose to shame.

In all that route of laciuious poetes, that wrate epistles Sarage. London and Bristol Delineated.

and ditties of loue, some called in Latine Elegiæ, & some For it is not of worshipping, but dispyting and distorshipping of saintes.-Sir T. More. Workes, p. 198. DITE, i. e. dight, (qv.) to prepare, to make | Epigrāmata, is nothing conteyned, but incitation to lechery.

Sir T. Elyol. Gover novr, b. 1. c. 13.

See Ditt, infra. Suche as seme vngoodly, to them ioyne we some cumly ready, (sc.) to smite.

No tree, whose branches did not brauely spring; vesture, with our diligence recompensing that whiche els- His hideous club aloft he dites.

No branch, whereon a fine bird did not sit: wyse semeth vnpertite, knowyng well, that by the vncomly.

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. i. c. 8.

No bird, but did her shrill notes sweetly sing ;
Desse of any parte, the whole body is diswurshipped.
Udul. 1 Corinthians, c. 12.

No song but did containe a louely dit.
Gr. Διθεια ; δις, two, and

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. ii. c. 8. For it were a great disworship and shame even for them


0805, God.

The examples

Di'THEISTICK. that in their countries there should remaine in bondage

And there is said Alcyon bent to mourne, any of those by whose meanes they themselves were set

Though fit to frame an euerlasting diltie,
explain the word.

Whose gentle spright for Daphne's death doth tourn free and delivered out of bondage.- Holland. Livius, p. 881.

Sweet layes of love, to endlesse plaints of pittie.
Now as for that forementioned ditheism, or opinion of two

Id. Colin Clout's come home againe. Of evils, the first and greatest is, that hereby a most

Gods, a good and an evil one, it is evident that its original absurd and rash imputation is fixed upon God, and his holy laws, of conniving and dispensing with open and common

sprung from nothing else, but first a firm perswasion of the Who with his soft pipe, and smooth-dittied song, adultery among his chosen people; a thing which the essential goodness of the Deity, together with a conceit that

Well knows to still the wild winds when they roar, the evil that is in the world, was altogether inconsistent And hush the waving woods.

Milton. Comus, rankest politician would think it a shame and disworship that bis laws should countenance. and unreconcilable with the same, and that therefore for

But you, O Muses ! by soft Chamus sitting,
the salving of this phenomenon, it was absolutely necessary,
Alillon. Doctrine, &c. of Divorce, b. i. c. 4.

Your dainty songs unto his murinurs fitting,
to suppose another animalish principle self-existent, or an

Which bears the under song unto your cheerful dittying. evil God.-Cudworth. Intellectual System, p. 213. A. S. Dyttan, occludere, obturare, to

P. Flelcher. The Purple Island, c. 1. stop up, to shut in. The verb (says Tooke) is Wherefore as these ditheists, as to all that which is good

Yet if he steps forth with a Friday look and a lenten face; used in its participle, by G. Douglas. (See Dor.) in the world, held a monarchy or one sole principle and

with a blessed Jesu! and a mournful ditty for the vices of original, so it is plain, that had it not been for this business The verb itself is used by H. More.

the times: Oh! then he is a saint upon earth; an Ambrose, of evil (which they conceived could not be salved any other

or an Augustine.--South, vol. vi. Ser. 3. The riuaris dillit with dede corpsis.- Ænead, b. v. p.155. way) they would never have asserted any more principles or Gods than one.-Id. Ib.

We soon should see the lawns and gtuves,
Your brains go low, your bellies swell up high,

Quite filled with Zephyrs, sighs and doves,
Foul sluggish fat dits up your dulled eye.
The chiefest and most eminent assertors of which dilhe-

With am'rous ditties, fairy dances,
More. Cupid's Conflict, Poems, 1647. istick doctrine of two self-existent animalish principles in

Such as we read of in romances.
the universe, a good God and an evil Dæmon, were the

Cawthorn. The Temple of Hymo, DITA’TION. Lat. Ditare, to enrich.

Marcionites and the Manicheans, both of which, though
An enriching.

they made some slight pretences to Christianity, yet were were my pipe as soft, my diltied song
not by Christians owned for such.-Id. Ib.

As smooth as thine, my too, too distant friend,
After all the presents of those easterne worshippers (who

Shenstone; my soft pipe, and my diltied song
We find ditheism and tritheism established in the most

Should hush the hurricane's tremendous roar,
intended rather homage, than dilution) the blessed Virgin
come in the forme of poverty with her two doves unto God.
early ages, concerning which we have many anecdotes.

And from each evil guard the ripening cane.
Bp. Hull. Cont. The Purification.
Bolingbroke. Il uman Reason, Ess. 2. s. 7.

Granger. The Sugar Cane, b. .
If we had been to reason with Pagan ditheists on their

DITTANY. Either Lat. Dictamnus ;
The A. S. Diccian, (Lye says)

Gr. own notions, we might have insisted that it is no disgrace Ditch, 11.

is fossam fodere, i. e. to dig a to a prince to reign according to the constitution of his Auktauvos, ano TOU TIKTELV, I. e. parere ; because it Dr’TCHER. ditch; Somner,—" To make a country. jointly with another.-Id. Id

was supposed, partum accelerare; or dictamus.

593 VOL. I.

DIT, v.

because it grows plentifully on Dicta, a mountain | made, that had like to have been fatal: one of the divers These changes in the eye vary its power over the nga of oi Crete, (Vossius.) It. Dittamo ; Sp. Dictamo ; the sound whereof (in that compressed air) was so very loud blew an horn in his diring-hell, at the bottom of the sea : light, in such a manner and degree, as to produce exactly

the effect which is wanted, viz. the formation of an image Fr. Dictame. See DICTAMNE.

and irksome, that it stunned the direr, and made him so upon the retina, whether the rays come to the eye in a state A branch of healing dittany she brought :

giddy, that he had like to have dropped out of his bell, and of divergency, which is the case when the object is near to to have been drowned.

the eye, or come parallel to one another, which is the case Which in the Cretan fields with care she sought:

Det ham. Physico-Theology, b. iv. c. 3. Note. when the object is placed at a distance. Rough is the stem, which wooly leafs surround;

Paley. Natural Theology, c. 3. The leafs with tow'rs, the flowr's with purple crown'd:

No man knowes
Well known to wounded goats.
The reason whence, and low, the darkness growes;


Fr. Divers ; It. and Sp.
Dryden. Virgil. Æneid, b. xii.

The reason, how the morne is thus begunne:
The reason, how the man-enlightning sunne

Diverse, v.

Diverso; Lat. Diversus, DIVA'N. A word of extensive use in Arabic, Dines vnder earth: the reason how againe

DI'verse, adj. from divertere, diversum, Persian, and Turkish, applied to denote a Collec- He reares his golden head.--Chapman. Homer. Ody. b. X. Diversely.

to turn away or aside; tion of Poems, or a Public Office,-in the two

Go! let the diring Negro seek

DIVERSENESS. (di, and vertere, to turn.) former languages; and the Supreme Court of For gemins hid in some forlorn creek;

Dive'RSIFY, v.

To diverse or to divert, Judicature, or Audience-chamber of the Prime

We all pearls scorn,


Fr. Diverter ,

to Save what the dewy morn

turn Minister-in the latter. Congeals upon each little spire of grass.

DIVE'RSIFIABLE. away, aside or apart from; Forth rush'd in haste the great consulting peers,

Reliquiæ Wottoniana, p. 402. DIVERSION.

to bend or draw away, to Rais'd from thir dark diran, and with like joy Not so bold Arnall ; with a weight of skull,


withdraw: met., to withCongratulant approach'd him, who with hand Furious he dires, precipitately dull;

Dive'rsory. draw the thoughts, the Silence, and with these words attention won.

Whirlpools and storms his circling arm invest,
Milton. Paradise Lost, b. x.

With all the might of gravitation blest.

attention, (sc.) from seWhen this conversion was related,

Pope. The Dunciad, b. ii.

Dive'rt, v.

vere study, from painful The grey divan at once awarded If perseverance gain the direr's prize,


subjects; and thus, to reHis banishment should be abated, Not everlasting Blackmore this denies :

Dive'RTINGLY. create, to amuse, to cheer, And further vengeance quite discarded. No noise, no stir, no motion canst thou make,


to please. And so also is Cooper. Ver Vert, Th' unconscious stream sleeps o'er thee like a lake.

Dive'RTISE, O.

used to divertise. DIVA'RICATE. Lat. Divaricare, to stride

Id. Io. b. ii.
He, diuer-like from his exalted stand

Dive'RTISEMENT. Diverse, adj. turned Divarication, for straddle ; (dis, and vari- Behind the steeds pitch'd headlong and expired. away, apart or aside, and thus pursuing a different care,) which Vossius says, is interpreted by Nonius,

Cowper. Homer. Iliad, b. xvi.

course; different, sundry, several, various, dissidistortis cruribus; and by Festus, incurva crura DIVEL, v. 1 Lat. Divellere ; (dis, and vellere, and nothing diversed, i. e. mude no difference or

milar, unlike. Wiclif renders--et nihil discrevit, habentes, with distorted, or having bandy, legs;

Divu'lsion. s to tear.) see also Martinius. (See PREVARICATE.) It

To tear or rend; to pluck or pull asunder.

distinction. seems equivalent in its application to,At the first littering, their eyes are fastly closed, that is, It. and Lat. Diversificare ; to be or cause to be

To diversify; Fr. Diversi fier ; Sp. Diversificar; To diverge, to distend, to separate, to divide.

by coalition or joining together of the eye-lids, and so conHe puts me in mind of the incorrigible scold, that though tinue until about the twelfth day; at which time they begin different, various, dissimilar, unlike; to variegate : she was ducked over head and ears under water, yet to separate, and may be easily diuelted or parted asunder. and, as Cotgrave says, “ to deck with sundry costreatched up her hands with her two thumb nails in the

Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. iii. c. 27. lours, work in various fashions; interlace or knit-cracking posture, or with two fingers divaricated, to call the man still in that language lousy rascal and cuckold.

Empedocles holdeth that nature is nothing: only that mingle sundry forms together; to change or alter

there is a mixture and divulsion, or separation of elements. Jurvell. Works, vol. ii. p. 114.

Holland. Plutarch, p. 669.

often.” Fourthly, to take away all doubt or any probable divariIf you should hold them perpendicular to it, their divulsion

And lette clepe that water aftur Auerne cution, the curse is plainly specified in the text, nor need we would not cease to be difficult, provided it were attempted

And seththe thorg diuerse tonge me clepede hit Seuerne. dispute it, like the inark of Cain. Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 11. to be made by suddenly pulling one of the broad surfaces

R. Gloucester, p. 27. from the other in a level line, and not by making one of the Jewes, Gentiles and Sarrasines. iugen hem selve In this, [the taste,) as in the last sense, we have an ap

surfaces slide upon the other.-Boyle. Works, vol. i. p. 406. That leeliche thei by leyven. and gut here lawe dyversen. paratus abundantly sufficient to the sense ; nerves curiously

Piers Plouhmar, p. 292. ditaricated about the tongue and mouth, to receive the

DIVE/RB. Lat. Diverbium; (dis, and verbum, impressions of every gusto. a word ; quia diversi loquantur, Vossius.) The

For alle we ben breythrene. thauh we be diversliche Derham. Physico-Theology, b. iv. c. 5. Lat. usages of diverbium, and the Eng. of diverb


Id. 1b. p. 246. I could instance in many actions of brutes that are hardly (only found in Burton) are very different. The

And God that knewe hertis baar witnessyng and ghaf to to be accounted for without reason and argumentation as,

hem the Hooli Goost as also to us, & nothing diuersyde that commonly noted of dogs, that running before their Eng. word is applied to

bitwixe us and hem, and clenside the hertis of hein bi feith. masters they will stop at a divaricalion of the way, till they An antithetical proverb or saying, in which t e

Wiclis. Dedis, c. 20. see which hand their masters will take.

parts or members are contrasted or opposed. Ray. On the Creation, pt. i.

And dyuerse ther be, but it is al oo spirit: and dyuer se England is a paradise for women, a hell for horses ; Italy seruyces ther ben, but is it al oo Lord : and dyuerse wor. Just so it is with the divine nature; it is one simple a paradise for horses, hell for women, as the diver be goes. chyngis ther ben, but al is oo God that worcbith alle thingis individual perfection in the Godhead himself; but when

Burton. Anatomy of Melancholy, p. 597..

in alle thingis.-Id. I Corynth. c. 12. refracted and divaricated, in passing through the medium of the human mind, it becomes power, justice, mercy; which

Austin 1. 4. de Civilat. Dei, c. 9. censures Scævola, saying And thei herden these thingis and weren dyuer seli tur

and acknowledging, expedire civitates religione falli, that it are all separately and adequately represented to the under

mentid in her hertis, and grenniden with teeth on hym. standing.--Warburton. Divine Legation of Moses, b. ii. Ap. was a fit thing cities should be deceived by religion, accord

Id. Dedis, c. 7. ing to the diverbe, Si mundus rult decipi, decipiatur, if the Whan folk han laughed at this nice cas DIVE, o. A. S. Dippan ; Dut. Doop-en, world will be gulled let it be gulled.-Id. 16. p. 645.

or Absolon and hendy Nicholas, Di'ver. Smergere, immergere, to sink, to DIVEʻRGE, v. Lat. Divergere ; di, and

Diverse folk diversely they saide. immerge.


But for the more part they lought and plaide. vergere, (from vert-ere, Vos

Chaucer. The Reves Tale, v. 3855. To dip or go beneath the surface; to move or DIVERGENCY. sius,) to turn. continue in motion, to remain, beneath the sur

And for there is so great diuersite

To turn away or apart; (sc. from the same In English, and in writing of our tong face. See DIDAPPER, and Dip, point.) to bear or direct the course separate ways;

So pray I to God, than none miswrite the, That on hath connynge, and can swummen and dyren to separate points.

Ne the misse metre, for defaut of tong. That othr is lewede of that labour. and lernede nevere

Id. Troilmus, by swymme. Piers Plouhman, p. 235.

The rays proceeding from nigh objects do more diverge, What shall befalle here afterwarde

and those froni distant objects less. And it chauced at the same time a möster of an exceed

God wote, for nowe vpon this tide

Derham. Physico-Theology, b. iv. c. 2. (Note 27.) ing bygnes to appeare as well in the sight of the Tyrians as

Men see the worlde on euery side
As birds and fishes are in divers things conformable, so in

In sondrie wise so diuersed ye Macedons, which lying vppon his back aboue the water came towards the Mole, and we he had lifted vp him selfe some sort they are in their eye; to enable it to correspond That it well nigh stant all reuersed.-Gower. C.A. Proi. at the head of the Mole, diued vnder the water againe. to all the convergencies and divergencies of the rays which But for there is diuersilee Brende. Quintus Curtius, fol. 61. the variations of each of the inediums may produce.

Within himselfe, he maie not laste. Id. Ib.

Id. Ib. (Note 28.)
The men saued themselues being in cuery canoe four, six,
Ethelred's house the center of six ways,

But well assured in his manly hert or eight persons all naked & excellent swimmers and diuers.

List not once aside to divert
Ilackluyt. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 817.

Direrging each from each, like equal rays,
Himself as bountiful as April rains,

But kept his way. Lidgate. Story of Thebes, pt. ii.
Sir, if you will see any fish taken, goe with me, Then
Lori paramount of the surrounding plains,

The Gospel is euery where one, though it be preached of hee led me ynto the foresaid bridge, carying in his armes

Would give relief of bed and board to none,

diuers, and signifieth glad tydinges, that is to witte, an open with him certaine diue-doppers or water-fowles, bound vnto But guests that sought it in th' appointed one.

preachyng of Christ and the holy testament & gracious proa company of poles, and about euery one of their neckes he

Cowper. Hope. inises that God hath made in Christ's bloud, to all that tied a thrced, least they should cat the fish as fast as they

This confused appearance of the object doth therefore repent and beleue.- Tyndall. Workes, p. 127. tooke them.-ld. Ib. vol. ii. pt. i. p. 59.

secm to be the medium, wherehy the mind judgeth of dis-
tance in those cases, wherein the most approved writers of

A spoyle of diuers coloures for Sisara, a spoyle of diverse Why then (may some diners in the deep of providence say)

coloures wt brodered workes, dyuerae coloured brow dered doth God ordain no more good men and actions, whereof opties will have it judge by the different ditergency, with which the rays flowing from the radiating point fall on the

work for the necke for a praye.-Bible, 1551. Judges, c. 5. the raritie is so notorious; since he's so much honour'd by pupil.-- Berkeley. A Vew Theory of Vision.

The wordes which the Scripture vseth in the worshipping such divine resemblances ? Mountague. Deroule Essayes, pt. ii. Treat. 4. 8. 3. Thus it is the province of the philosopher, to discover the or honouring of God are these : loue God, cleaue to God, true direction and dirergence of sound propagated by the dread, serue, bow, pray, and call on God, beleue and trust

in God and such like; which wordes all we vse in the worDivers at the bottom of the sea, can hear the noises made successive compressions and expansions of air, as the abova, only confusedly. But, on the contrary, those above vibrating body advances and recedes.

shipping of man also, how be it diuersly, and the differęce Qwigot hear the divers below, of which an experiment was Sir T. Jones. On the Musical Modes of the Hindus. ther of doth all the Scripture teach.-Tyndall. Workes, p.269.


Yet lest ether the simple shuld be discouraged, of the ! He confuled it by saying, that it was not meant of boys in This aier In periferis three malicious haue any occasion of iust cauillation, seing some age, but in manners; not of women in sex, but in feebleness Diuided is of suche degree; translations reade after one sort, and some after another, of wit; and then added, divertingly, that this argument Beneth is one, and one amidde, wheras all may serue to good purpose and edification, we therefore arose of wrong understanding the word.

To which aboue is the thridde. haue in the margent noted that diuersitie of speech or

Strype, Life of Aylmer, c. 14. And vpon the diuisions, reading-Geneva Bible, 1561. Epistle to the Reader. For if the subject's of a serious kind,

There ben diuers impressions,

Or moyst, and eke of drie also.Gower. Con. 4. D. vil But you, this diuersenesse that blamen most

Her thoughts are manly, and laer sense refin'd;
Change you no more, but still after one rate
But if dirertire, her expressions fit,

Then sayd God: let there be lyghtes in the firmament of
Treate you me well; and kepe you in that state.
Good language, join'd with inoffensive wit.

heauen, to deuide the day from the nyghte, yt they may be H'yat. Of Change of Monde.

Pomfret. Sirephon's Lore for Deia.

vnto sygnes, seasons, dayes, and yeares. When the earle had searched all the coaste of Fraunce, But I think we had better carry the gentleman home with

Bible, 1551. Genesis, c. ). and had found not one pirate or sea robber, he was aduer- us, and because it is already late, sup at home, and divertize

My first question (Reuerend father) is concerning bishops, tised by hys espials that they heryng of his armie, were the gentleman at cards, till it be ready.

how they ought to behaue themselues toward their clerks, diuerted to the partes of Britayo.-Hall. Hen. IV. an. 9. Wycherly. The Gentleman Dancing-Master, Act i. sc. 1.

or of such oblations as the faithfull offer vpon the altar: He beyng of his approache, credibly aduertised, by his He (Corneille) avows boldly, that in spite of censure his what portions or dinidents ought to be made thereof. cspials, dinerled from the kynges waies, and toke his iorney play was well, and regularly written; which is more than I Fox. Martyrs, p. 105. Gregorie's Answers to Austin. toward Loudon.-Id. Hen. VI. an 30. dare say for mine. Yet it was well receiv'd at court; and

And he said unto him, man, who made me a judge, or a was more than once the dirertisement of his majesty by his Then each to other, well affectionate, own command.-Dryden. Pref. to the Wild Gullant.

dicider over you!--Bible. Modern Version, Luke xii. 14. Friendship professed with vuifained heart, The red crosse knight diuerst, but forth rode Britomart. But it must be observed concerning moral inability, in

But the Lorde shall make a diuision between the beastes Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. iii. c. 3. each kind of it, that the word inability is used in a sense

of the Israelites, and the beastes of ye Egypsians : so that It was not an ill conceit of Menedemus the Eretrian, that very diverse from its original import.

there shal nothing die of all that perteineth to the childrá

Edwards. On the Freedom of the Will, pt. i. . 4. of Israel.--Bible, 1551. Exodus, c. 9. there was but one virtue which had divers names. Bp. Taylor. Of Repentance, c. 4. s. 3. It has been discovered by Sir Isaac Newton, that the Then with his wauing wings displaied wide,

distinct and primogenial colours are only seven; but every Wonder it is to see, in diverse ininds

Himselfe vp high he lifted from the ground, eye can witness, that from various mixtures in various proHow diuersely Loue doth his pageants play,

And with strong flight did forcibly diuide portions, infinite diver sifications of tints may be produced. The yielding ayre.-Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. i. c. 11. And shewes his powre in variable kinds.

Adventurer, No. 95.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. iii. c. 5.

Twin'd brothers in one wombe They must act as their equals act; they must like others, Whose procreation, residence, and birth, Cicero, Plautus, Pausanias, and others have remembered dress, kep a table, an equipage, and resort to public dircr- Scarce is diuidant; touch them with seuerable fortunes, divers sorts of lots, used by the Romans, Grecians, and sions : it is necessary, according to their ideas.-Knor, Ess, 5. The greater scorns the latter, other nations : as in the division of grounds or honours; and in things to be undertaken : the two first kinds were Yet here it is answered by the bolder sort of objectors that

Shakespeare. Timon of Athens, Act iv. sc. 3.

Shall I set there
called dirersory; the third divinatory; and into one of nobody can say, what is clear in Scripture: there are diver-
these three all may be reduced.
silies of opinion about the most fundamental points of reve-

So deepe a share
Ralegh. History of the World, b. ii. c. 16. s. 2. lation.--Secker, vol. iii. Ser. 21.

(Dear wounds) and only now

In sorrow draw no diridend with you. O gold! what a God art thou: and 0 man, what a Devil cheaply pleased than a common reader; the one demands

From the antiquary I expect greater

S; he is more

Crashaw. Charitas Némia, or the Dear Bargain. art thou to be tempted by such a cursed mineral ! You diversicolent lawyer, mark kim.

to be diverled, at least instructed-the other requires only to Hate is of all things the mightiest divider, nay, is division Webster. The White Devil, Act iii.

be informed.--Walpole. Anecdotes of Painting, vol. i. Pref. itself.-- Millon. Discipline of Divorce, b. ii. c. 21, But to this inner earth dirert we from the deep,

To tell him that he may squander without fear of poverty, Another time when Cæsar had made a law for the dividing Where those two mighty meres, outstreach'd in length do gluttonize without danger of distempers, and bring a secret of the lands of Campania unto the souldiers, divers of the Wander.-Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 28.

mischief upon others without hazard of its ever coming senate were angry with him for it, and among other, Lucius

round upon himself, were no temptation to him: for he has Gellius (a very old man) said he would never grant it while It (angling) was, after tedious study, a rest to the mind, no relish to such divertisements, his appetites having been he lived. Cicero pleasantly answered again, alas, tarry a a chearer to the spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of long since set upon what is just, and becoming, and bene- little, the good old man will not trouble you long. unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of ficent.--Search. Light of Nature, pt. ii. c. 36.

North. Plutarch, p. 720. contentedness; and begat habits of peace and pacience.

Walton. In his Life.

DIVE'ST, v. By older writers more com- So that a man may say his religion is now no more within With the history of animals they should be showed ana- Dive'stible. | monly written Devest, (qv.) himself, but is become a dividual movable, and goes and

comes near him, according as that good man frequents the tomy as a divertisement, and made to know the figures and Lat. Devestire, (di, and vestire, to clothe.) “ Fr.

house --Millon. Of Unlicens'd Printing. natures of those creatures which are not common among Desvestir ; to uncloath ; despoyle, depriue, disseize, us, disabusing them at the same time of those errours which

For in as much as that infinite word is not diuisible into are universally admitted concerning many. dispossesse of,” (Cotgrave.)

parts, it could not in part, but must needs be wholly incarCowley. Ess. The School. To strip, to denude, to free or deliver from.

nate, and consequently wheresoever the word is, it hath

with it manhood, else should the word be in part or someJustification there we see is expressed a result of Christ's Sooner may you direst the creature of any other feeling or redemption, and the act of God consequent thereon; so is affection than that towards society and his likeness.

where God only and not man, which is impossible.

Hooker. Ecclesiastical Politie, b. v. $ 55. remission of sins ; God by them jointly demonstrating his

Shaftesbury. The Moralists, pt. ii. $ 4. justice and goodness, so that they may be well conceived the same thing diter:ly expressed, or having several names

And liberty being too high a blessing to be direstible of He could not run division with more art

that nature by circumstances; I (that seldom deplore him, Upon his quaking instrument, than she, accordiug to some divers formalities of respect.

who by loosing his mistress recovers himself) think that The nightingale, did with her various notes
Barrou, vol. ii. Ser. 5.
Hermione has but intentionally, not eventually disobliged

Reply to.--Ford. Lover's Melancholy, Act i. sc. 1, From hence there is a general inclination in men to wor- you.- Boyle. Works, vol. i. p. 248.

In this discharge of the trust put upon us by God, we ship the Deity impressed from the author of nature; but

They thought or pretended to think, that it was highly would not be looked upon as sowers of sedition, or broachers the ways are direrse.

unjust to direst Cæsar of his government, before the time of national and divisive motions. Bates. Christian Religion proved by Reason, c. i. was completed for which it had been decreed; and of which

Milion. Articles of Peace with the Irish, Which directions being of necessity no other than general, there now remained about two years unexpired.

While she with cheerful, but impartial grace are and must be left to be diversificd in particular, according

Melmoth. Cicero, b. iii. Let. 32, (Note 18.)

(Born for no One, but to delight the race to every man's own sense of his private and personal wants.


Fr. Diviser; Sp. Di- Of men) like Phæbus, so dirides her light,
Clarke, vol. ii. Ser. 158.

And warms us, that she stoops not from her height.

vidir; It. Dividere ; Lat. I could propose divers ways of bringing this to trial, there

Waller. The Countess of Carlisle. Of her Chamber. being several insipid bodies which I have found this way

Dıvı'dant, adj. Dividere ; from di, or dis, diversifoble.--Boyle. Works, vol. iv. p. 263.

and the Hetruscan verb, the humane soul and mind, cannot possibly be any body

The reason of the ancient incorporealists, will evince that

iduo, (whence idus,) that These last named principles are more numerous, as taking

whatsoever, though never so fine, thin, and subtle; whose in the posture, order, and situation, the rest, and above all,


is, partiri, to part or por- parts are by motion dividable and separable from one another. the alınost infinitely diversifiable contextures of all the Divider.

Becman conjec

Cudworth. Intellectual System, p. 781. small parts.-Id. 16. vol. iv. p. 281.

DivI'DING, n. jectures iduo, to be els If therefore, God be every where: it cannot possibly be, There will be small reason to deny these to be true Dividual, adj. & n. Ouw, into two; and Mar- that he should possibly be so diridedly; because then himcolours, which more manifestly than others disclose them- Divisible, adj. & n. tinius, that it is from self would not be every where, but only a part of him here selves to be produced by diversifications of the light:

Divi'siBLENESS. couns, that is, proprius, self being not one endirided thing.--Id, Ib. p. 783.

and a part of him there, throughout the whole world; himId. Ib. vol. i. p. 691.

Divisibi'LITY. proper or peculiar to;
You, for these ends, whole days in council sit;

so that iduare may mean,

It was found by ordinances of the dean formerly made And the dirersions of your youth forget.

that inarried canons should not be bound to be present du Divi'sion. Wailer. To the King.

to put, place or set tocu i're common table in their college of petty canons, but should Divisive.

or kat lolay, that is, be perinitted to be by themselves, with their families, and But see in all corporeal nature's scene,

to have convenient victuals: and that besides in all diciWhat changes, what diversities have been! seorsim, separately, asunder.

dends and common profits, the same account should be had Matter not long the same appearance makes,

To part or portion, to share, to distribute, to

of the married as of others. But shifts her old, and a new figure takes. distinguish ; to set or put or place, to keep or hold,

Strype. Life of Abp. Grindal, an. 1561. Blackmore. Creation, b. v. apart; to separate, to sunder, to sever; to dis

The known properties of matter are, that it is not necesThen am I vanquish'i, must I yield, said she, unite, to cause to be at disunion or discord.

sary or self-existent, but dependent, finite, (nay, that it fills And must the Trojans reign in Italy? So fate will have it, and Jove adds his force; In mareis and in mores. in myres and in wateres

but a few very small and inconsiderable portions of space,) Nor can my pow'r divert their happy course.

Dom thynges dyoyden.-Piers Plouhman, p. 224.

that it is divisible, passive, unintelligent, and consequently

incapable of any active powers.
Dryden. Virgil. Æneid, b. i.
For thilke thing that simply is one thing without any

Clarke. Evidences of Nat, and Rev. Religion, Pref
Others have try'd to divert and entertain the troubles of division, the errour and foly of mankind diuidelh and de-
other men by pretty and plausible sayings, such as this, parteth it and misleadeth it, and transporteth from very and The composition of bodies, whether it be of divisibles or
That if evils are long they are but light, if sharp but short, parfite good, to goods that be false and vnperfite.

indivisibles, is a question which must be rank'd with the

Chaucer. Boecius, b. iii. indissolvibice.and a hundred such like. -Tillotson, vol. i. Ser. 5.

neill. Vanity of Dogmatizing, c, 5.

tion ;

I would sain have instanc'd any thing in our notion of And Dauid the douhty that devynede how Urge

Bat leaving these dloin'd, to Decuman we como spirit more perplexed, or nearer a contradiction, than the Mighte slilokeste (most slily) be slayn.

In North Wales who was crown'd with glorious martyrdot, very notion of body includes in it; the divisibility in infi

Piers Plouhman, p. 179.

Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 24. nitum of any finite extension, involving us, whether we grant or deny it, in consequences impossible to be explicated And deleth in deuynyte, as dogges bones.--Id. Crede. You, lady Muse, whom Jove the counsellor

Begot of Memory, Wisdom's treasuress, or made in our apprehensions consistent.

And it was don whanne we gheden to preier, that a To your dirining tongue is given a power
Locke. On Hum. Understanding, b. ii. c. 23.

damysel that hadde a spirit of dyuynacioun mette us which of uttering secrets large and limitless. Do what they can, actual infinite extension every where, ghaf greet wynnynge to hir lordes in dyuynyng.

Daries. On Dancing. equality of all bodies, impossibility of motion, and a world

Wiclif. Dedis, c. 16.

At length out of the river it (a harp) was reared more of the most palpable absurdities, will press the as- The paleis ful of peple up and doun,

And borne above the clouds to be divin'd, sertors of infinite divisibility.

Here three, ther ten, holding her questioun,

Whilst all the way most heavenly noyse was heard Glanvill. Vanity of Dogmatizing, c. 5. Devining of these Theban kuightes two.

of the strings, stirred with the warbling wind. Besides body, which is impenetrably and divisibly ex

Chaucer. The Knightes Tale, v. 2517.

Spenser. The Ruines of Time. tended, there is in nature another substance, that is both Now fell it go, that in the towne there was

But dazed were his eyne penetrable of body and indiscerpible; or which doth not

Dwelling a lord of great authorite

Through passing brightnes, which did quite confound consist of parts separable from one another.

His feble sense, and too exceeding shine,
A great diuine, that cloped was Calcas
Cudworth. Intellectual Syelem, p. 834.
That in that science so expert was, that he

So darke are earthly things compar'd to things divine.
Por, first, with its the mind) subtle divisive power, it will
Knew wel, that Troy should distroied be

Id. Faerie Queene, b. i. c. 10. analyse and resolve this concrete phantasmatical whole,

By answere of his God.

Id. Troilus, b. i. Great joy he promis'd to his thoughts, and now and take notice of several distinct intellectual objects in it.

Solace in her return, so long, delay'd ;
Then saied shee, this is (qd ghe) the olde question of the
id. Morality, b. iv. c. 3.

Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill,
purueighaunce of God, and Marcus Tullius, when he deuided

Misgave him.

Millon. Paradise Lost, b. ix. Some of whose fruits I can yet shew you, which were

the deuinacions, that is to sayne, in his bookes that hee made upon the account of the divisibleness of mitre into

wrote of deuinacions, he mooued greatlie this question. The world cries you up to be an excellent divine and phi

Id. Boecius, b. v. fixed and volatile parts.- Boyle. Works, vol. I. p. 376.

losopher; now is the time for you to make an advantage of What say we of hem that beleven on divinales, as by slight proportion of the best Theophiles : of the other, by a well

both: of the first, by calling to mind, that afflictions are the The experience of all corrupt ages has abundantly shown,

or by noise of briddes or of bestes, or by sorte of geomancie, that men's presumptuous reproaching each other upon ac

weigh'd consideration, that crosses and troubles are entail'd count of such things as these; has been the great cause of by dreames, by chírking of dores, or cracking of houses, by

upon mankind, as much as any other inheritance. all the schisms and divisions, of all the contentions and ani- gnawing of raites, and swiche maner wretched nesse !

Id. The Persones Tale.

Howell, b. ii. Let. 41. mosities, which have overrun and in great measure de. stroyed the Christian world.---Clarke, vol. i. Ser, 47.

Notwithstanding in the end they agreed between themHe (Sphinx) was ordained on the hill t'abide

selves, this controversie should be decided by the flying of Ulysses is no more ; To slea all tho, that passeden beside

birds, which do give a happy dicination to things to come. Dead lies the hero in some land unknown, And specially all, that did faile,

North. Plutarch, p. 19. And thou no sooner shall depart, than these

To expoune, his misty deuinale. Will plot to slay thee, and divide thy wealth.

Lidgate. The Story of Thebes, pt. i.

Attributing so much to their dirinators, ut ipse metus Couper. Homer. Odyssey, b. ii.

fidem faciat, that fear it selfe and conceipt, cause it to fall

Els what difference is there betwene the prescience of out: If he fore-tell sicknesse such a day, that very time they That power, by which the several parts of matter, such as thilke iape, worthy deuinyng of Tiresie deuinonr, that saied. will be sick.--Burton. Anatomy of Melancholy, p. 166. stone, wood, or the like, firmly hold together, so as to make All that I say (qd he) either it shall be, or else it shall not be. them hard and not easily dividable, is certainly no necessary

Chaucer. Boecius, b. i.

Cicero, Plautus, Pausanias, and others, have remembred effect of matter, but depends on the mere arbitrary plea

divers sorts of lots, used by the Romans, Grecians, and otber

Thou saiest not sothe (qd he) thou sorceresse sure of God, who exerts every inoment an immediate act of

nations: as in the division of grounds or honours; and in

With all thy selfe ghost of prophecie his power, in thus binding, and retaining its parts together.

thing to be undertaken : the two first kinds were called Thou weenest been a deuineresse.

Id. Troilus.
Pearce, vol. i. Ser. 2.

diversory; the third divinctory; and unto one of these A good deal more than double the whole dividend of the

Thus was the halle full of divining

three all may be reduced.--Rolegh. Hist. World, b.ii. c. 16. s.2. East India company, the nominal masters to the proprietors

Long after that the sonne gan up spring.

For, beeing as she is divinely wrought, in these funds. Burke. On the Nabob of Arcot's Debis.

Id. The Knightes Tale, v. 2523. And of the brood of Angels heau'nly borne :

And with the crew of blessed saints vp brought, While through the pores nutritive portions tend,

Therefore I stent, I am no divinistre.-Id. Ib. v. 2813.

Each of which did her with their gifts adorne. Their equal aliment dividual share, And similar to kindred parts adhere. Ye gane me ones a diuine responsaile

Spenser. Son. 61. That I should be the floure of loue in Troye.

After that Alexander had left his trust and confidence in Brooke. Universal Beauty, b. iv.

Id. The Testament of Creseide. the Gods, his mind was so troubled and afraid, that no To this I answer, that as we must suppose matter to be Sir, I wol fillen so mote I go

strange thing happened unto him (how little soever it was) Infinitely divisible, it is very unlikely, that any two, of all My paunch, of good meat and wine

but he took it straight for a sign and prediction from the these particles, are exactly equal and alike.

should a maister of diuine.--Id. Rom. of the Rose.

Gods : so that his tent was always full of priests and soothEdwards. On the Freedom of the Will, pt. iv. 9. 8.

sayers, that did nothing but sacrifice and purifie, and tend Philosophy is knowing of deuinely and māly things ioyned upon divinements.- North. Plutarch, p. 589. No priestly dogmas, invented on purpose to tame and with study of good liuing, and this stant in two things, that subdue the rebellious reason of mankind, ever shocked is cunning and opinion.-Id. Testament of Lour, b. iii.

Touching diriners of things to come, which is held a specommon sense more than the doctrine of the infinite divi.

cies of witchcraft, we may read they were frequent among sibility of extension, with its consequences.

And right thus were men wont to tech

the Romans; they had colleges for their augurs, and arusHume. On Hum. Underst. pt. ii. s. 12. And in this wise woull it prech

pices.--Howell, b. iii. Let. 23.

The maisters of diuinite
From a principle of gratitude I adhered to the coalition ; Sometime in Paris the cite.-Id. Rom. of the Rose.

There is none of Hercules's followers in learning, I mean, my vote was counted in the day of battle; but I was over

the more industrious and severe enquirers into truth, but looked in the division of the spoil.

To this science been priuce

will despise those delicacies and affectations, as indeed The clerkes of diuinilce Gibbon. Memoirs of his own Lise.

capable of no divineness, The whiche vnto the people preche

Bacon. On Learning, by G.Wats, b. i. c. 4. DIVI'NE, v. Fr. Deviner ; Sp. Divinar ;

The feith of holy churche and teche.
Divi'ne, n.

Gower. Con. A. b. vii.
It. Indovinare ; Lat. Divinare ;

In the Canticles the Virgin saith, “My beloved is white Divi'ne, adj.

and red, and chosen of a thousand;" white, for his blessed Fr. adj. Devin; It. and Sp.

Whervpon thei diuined that the mariage of the prince, DivI'NAL.

and divinified soul; red, for his precious flesh embrued with Divino; Lat. Divinus, from Quke, a mote in the iye of the prince.

should euer be a blot in the duke's iye, or mariage of the his blood.-Parthenia Sacra, (1633,) p. 204. Divina'tion. Divus; Gr. Alos. Godlike.

Hall. Hen. VI. an. 9.

And turning him aside
DIVINATOR. Divinus was sometimes used

The goodly maide (full of divinities,
Name you theim dirinacions ? nay namne theim diabolicall
Divi'NATORY. (says Vossius) as a substantive devices, say you they be prognosticacions ? nay they be pes,

And gifts of heavenly grace) he by him spide

Her bow and gilden quiver lying him beside. DivI'NATING. pro vate, a prophet; because tiferous publyshinges.--İd. Hen. IV. an. 3.

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. iii. c. 5. Divi'NELY. they were supposed to be able Syne all these were mynystris of God in mortall,

Eager to read the rest, Achates came, DivI'NEMENT. to understand and declare the And had in theym no power dyuynall.

And by his side the mad dirining dame, Divi'neNESS. will of the gods (divům volun

Fabyan. Prologues. The priestess of the God, Deiphobe her name. Divi'ner. tatem) from certain signs or

Dryden. Virgil. Æneid, b. vi. But finally a woman diuineresse, or contrarie, a soothsayer, DivI'NERESS. tokens. And hence, to Di- | that was had in great reputation of hir craftes, made the

Therefore there was plainly wanting a divine revelation, DivI'NIFY. vine, is very declaracion of the saide letters.--Golden Boke, c. 26.

to recover mankind out of iheir universally degenerated

estate, into a state suitable to the original excellency of their Divinity. To foretell, to predict, to Lo where to commeth thy blandishyng promyse,

nature: which dirine revelation, both the necessities of DI'viniZE. presage, to foreknow, to prog- Of false astrology and dininatrice,

men and their natural notions of God, gave them reasonable nosticate ; and also, to conjecture or surmise, to

Of Goddes secretes makyng thyselfe so wyse.

ground to expect and hope for. Sir T. More. Workes. A Ruful Lamentació.

Clarke. On the Evidences, Introd. $ 7. guess, to presume, to anticipate.

Adj. Divine,-Godlike, having the powers or There is no creature but that it needeth other creatures, Some of our most eminent dirines have made use of this attributes of God; superhuman, supernatural; ) and thoughe thei bee of lesse perfection than itself, as phi- Platonick notion, so far as it regards the subsistence of our

passions after death, with great beauty and strength of reapreeminent, supremely excellent; by Milton, di losophers and diuines prouen.-Id. Ib. p. 18.

son.-Spectator, No. 90. vining, presaging. He fled to his wyse men of the worlde, to his diuiners and

Damon, behold yon breaking purple cloud; A Divine is applied in common to a professor charmers.Joye. Exposicion of Daniel, c. 5.

Hear’st thou not hymns and songs dirinely loud ! of divinity or sacred theology ; to one whose duty He seconde person in diuinenesse is,

There mounts Amyntas.---Dryden. Death Amyntas. it is to study and expound the divine will as de

Who vs assume, and bring vs to the blis.
Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. i. p. 207.

When we had once look'd into our-selves, and distinclared in Holy Writ; a clergyman.

guish'd well the nature of our own affections, we shou'd Dirine, the verb, is used by Drayton and Spenser,

Thou hast here, good Christian reader, the paraphrase of probably be fitter judges of the divineness of a character, and

Erasmus v pon the Gospell, that is to say, a treasour, and in discern better what affections were suitable or unsuitable w and Ramsay, as, to cause to be divine, to conscmanier a full library of all good diuinity-books.

a perfect being. cruts, to sanctify.

Udai. Prejace to the Reader. Sluftesbury. A Letter concerning Enthusiasm, s. &


But besides this native institution, a foreign and exotic This therefore may be enough to inform us, that divorcive

Tir'd of earth gect of diviners had gradually grown in fashion, the Ha. adultery is not limited by our Saviour to the utmost act, And this diurnal scene, she springs aloft ruspices of Tuscany; whose skill and province reached to and that to be attested always by eye-witness, but may be Through fields of air: pursues the flying storm three things, eila, fulgura, and ostenta, entrails of cattle, extended also to divers obvious actions, which either plainly Rides on the vollied lightning through the heavens ; thunders, and monstrous births.

lead to adultery, or give such presumption whereby sensible Or, yok'd with whirlwinds and the northern blast, Bentley. Of Free-Thinking, $ 52. men may suspect the deed to be already done.

Sweeps the long tract of day.
Id. Doctrine of Dicorce, b. ii. c. 18.

Akenside. The Pleasures of Imagination, b. L
The mad divineress had plainly writ
A time should come but many ages yet

What mighty and invisible Remora is this in Matrimony DIUTURNAL. ) Lat. Diuturnus, from diu ; In which sinister destinies ordain. able to demur, and contemn all the divorcive engines in

DIUTU'RNITY. Si. e, from day, (sc.) to day ; Dryden. The Hind & the Panther. heaven and earth.-Milton. Doctrine of Divorce, b. i. c. 8.

for a succession of days, a continuance, a length

Thus our Eighth Henry's marriage they defame; It is a thing very destructive of religion, and the cause of almost all the divisions among Christians; when young

They say the schism of beds began the game,

of time.

Divorcing from the Church to wed the dame. persons at their first entring upon the study of divinily, look

The authority wherein we have understood your nobleupon humane and perhaps modern forms of speaking, as

Dryden. The Hind and the Panther.

ness to flourish in the British Court, is accounted not onely the rule of their faith.-Clarke. On the Trinity. Introd. They urged the permission of Moses, who had allowed the reward of your merits, but also the patronage of virtue; The grosser pagans contented themselves with dirinizing of divorcement.--Sharp, vol. iv. Ser. 12. them to put away their wives, if they gave them a writing certainly an excellent renown and every way so worthy,

that the people desire a diuturnily to be annexed unto it. lust, incest, and adultery; but the predestinarian doctors

Cubbala. The Pope to the D. of Buckingham, an. 1623 have divinized cruelty, wrath, fury, vengeance, and all the Who would have imagined that the desire which Henry VIII. had to be divorced from his wife, would have brought rule, that there is no diuturnities in violence.

The Pope begins to slack the bridle according to the old blackest vices. Kamsay. On Nat. and Rev. Religion, pt. ii. p. 401. about the Reformation in England ?

Priestley. On History, pt. i. Lect. 3.

Reliquiæ Wottoniane, p. 669. Here (St. Paul) tells the Corinthians, that he determined not to know any thing among them, save Jesus On the 2d of April, 1800, Lord Auckland, after expatiating

We thought it conducing to the common good of both Christ, and him crucified. Whereby he hath certified all

very forcibly and eloquently upon the enormous increase of Republics to send George Downing, a person of eminent men, that in his divinely-inspired judgment, this kind of

the vice of adultery, and the perversion as well as the abuse quality, and long in our knowledge and esteem for his unknowledge so far exceeds all other, that none else deserves

of many divorce-bills which had passed the legislature of doubted tidelity, probity, and diligence, in many and various to be named with it.--Bp. Beveridge, vol. i. Ser. 18.

this country, moved to bring in a bill to prevent any person negociations, dignitied with the character of our agent, to

divorced for adultery from intermarrying with the guilty reside with your lordships, and chiefly to take care of those But not to one in this benighted age person.-Horsley. Speech on the Adultery Bill.

things by which the peace between us may be preserv'd en

tire and diuturnal.-Milton. States of Holland, Dec. 1657. Is that diviner inspiration giv'n, That burns in Shakespeare's or in Milton's page, The more ancient laws of Rome, which prohibited divorces,

It is reported-Plato chose it (the Cypress wood) to write The pomp and prodigality of Heav'n. are extremely praised by Dionysius Halycarnasszus. Won

his laws in before brass itself, for the diuturnity of the mat-
Gray. Stanzas to Mr. Bentley.
derful was the harmony, says the Historian, which this

ter.-Evelyn, Silra.
inseparable union of interests produced between married
Arrived, they found
persons; while each of them considered the inevitable ne-

DIVU'LGE, v. Pr. Divulguer; It. DivolThe wounded prince by ev'ry chief of note cessity by which they were linked together, and abandoned

DIVU'LGER. Attended, and amidst them all, himself all prospect of any other choice or establishment.

gare ; Sp. Divulgar; Lat. Divinely graceful.-Cowper. Homer. Iliad, b. iv.

Hume. Ess. Of Polygamy and Divorces. DivU'LGATE. Divulgare, spargere voces in

Divulga'tion. $ 2. What, then, is it that leads us so often to dirination ? Among the Romans, more than four ages elapsed, from

vulgum, ( Minshew.) To scatCowardice; the dread of events. the foundation of their city, without any complaint or pro

Divi'LGING, n.
Hence we flatter the

ter words among the vulgar: diviners. “ Pray, sir, shall I inherit my father's estate?"- cess on account of adultery; and it was not till the year and thus-"Let us see : let us sacrifice upon the occasion."--" Nay,

521, that they saw the first divorce; when, though the cause To publish ; to make publicly or commonly sir, just as fortune pleases." Then, if he says. you shall

was specious, the indignation of all Rome pursued the known; to disclose or discover; to make maniinherit it, we give him thanks, as if we received the inhe

divorcer to the end of his days. ritance from him. The consequence of this is, that they

Horne. Works, vol. vi. Disc. 8. fest; to declare. play upon us.-Carler. Epictetus, b. ii. c. 7.


The councel of Fraunce, caused a common fame (although

Gr. Aloupntikos, from DIVORCE, v. Fr. Divorcer ; It. Drvor


it were not trewe) to be diuulged abrode that there was a

8ix, and oupov, (for opov, finall peace and a perfit amitie concluded betwene the Divo'rce, n. ziare ; Low Lat. Divortiare;


from opelv, excitare, im- French kynge & hys lordes whiche lately were to hym DivO'RCEMENT.

Lat. Divertere, diversum, to pellere,) quod impellitur, vel cum stimulo quodam aduersaries.— Hall. Hen. IV. an. 13. Divorcer.

It were very perillous, to dyuulgate that noble scyence, turn away, aside or apart ; expellitur, Urina, (Scheidius.) DIVORCIBLE.

to commune people, not lerned in lyberall sciences and phibecause then the wife diver- But he saith withall, that this medicine is nothing good losophy.—Sir T. Elyot. The Castel of Helth, b. iv DIVO'RCIVE. titur a marito, is turned away

for the dropsie, notwithstanding that it is diureticall. fiom the husband.

Holland. Plinie, b. xx. c. 10.

And that was by pacience and sufferaunce, by which the

fayth was dyuulgate and spred almost thorowe the worlde in To turn or put away or apart; to part, to se

For although inwardly received it may be very diuretick, litel while. -Sir T. More. Workes, p. 110. parate, to sunder; particularly applied to the dissolve or break that in the bladder, will require a further and expulse the stone in the kidney ; yet how it should

And when this the prince's [Edward) escape was dirulgated, separation of the bonds of matrimony. dispute.--Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 5.

much people came ynto him out of euerie quarter, with

great ioy thereof.-Fox, Mart. p. 306. P. Edward's Escape. The same law yt joyneth by wedlocke without forsaking, And in diureticks a very ingenious anatomist and phy

After this deuulgalio yt Rychard sonne to Kyng Edward the same law yeueth libell of departicion bicause of diuorce, sician told me, he tried it with good success.

was yet liuyng, & had in great honour ainongest the Flemboth demed and declared.

Boyle. Woris, vol. ii. p. 89.

minges, there began sedicion to springe on eury side. Chaucer. The Testament of Loue, b. iii. My having found them in myself very diuretical and

Hall. llen. VII. an. 7. For whan they by such dynor cementes attempte to driue aperitive is not that, which chiefly recommends them to me.

Divert thy course to Goshen then again,

Id. Ib. p. 131. the againe to the nünery, they make theyr poor husbandes,

And to diruige it constantly be bold, advowterers in dede, in takynge other women, their owne

It (candle weed] is said to be diuretic, but this I do not And their glad eares attractively retain, wyues beynge alyue.--Bale, Apology, fol. 84. know from experience.-Granger. Sugar Cane, b.iv. Note. With what, at Sinai, Abraham's God hath tola.

Drayton. Moses, his Birth and Miracles, b. i. Why did not time your joined worth divorce,

DIU'RNAL, n. Lat. Diurnus, from Dies, T have made your several glories greater far!

It is true that by confessions we find, that false priest Div'rnal, adj. day. Fr. Diurnel; Sp. Di- Watson, and arch iraitor Percy, to have been the first de. Too prodigal was nature thus to do, To spend in one age what would serve for two.

DIU'RNALIST. urnal ; It. Diurno.

visers and divulgers of this scandalous report. Daniel. Civil Wars, b. i. DiU'RNALLY. pertaining to the day; daily. State Trials. Conspirit of the Gunpowder Plot, an. 1606 So that instead of finding Prelaty an impeacher of schism

A diurnal, djurnal, journal, (qv.); a day-book, The excellency and purity of the doctrine in all other or faction, the more I search the more I grow into the pera daily paper.

points tend wholly to the honour of God, and the common

happiness of man, the sanctified life, constant sufferings, and suasion to think rather that faction and she, as with a

And for bicause that it drew to the night

wouderfull miracles of the dirulyers of it. spousal ring, are wedded together, never to be divorcd. And that the sonne bis arke diurnall

Hammond. Works, vol. ii. pt. i. p. 695. Milton. The Reason of Church Government, b. i. c. 6. Ypassed was. Chaucer. Of the Blacke Knight.

Bishop OF LONDOx. There is no such licencious divulging O! who would not recount the strong divorces

There is an abstruse Astrologer that saith ; If it were not,

of these books, and none have liberty by authority, to buy or that great warre.

Spenser, Virgil's Gnat.
for two things, that are constant, (the one is, That the fixed

them, except such as Dr. Reynolds, who was supposed

would confute them. So much reverence in him did I find both then, and divers starres ever stand at like distance, one from another, and

State Trials. Hampton Court Conference, an. 1604. times before, against this dirorcement.

never come nearer together, nor go further asunder; the

other that the diurnall motion perpetually keepeth time;) There is a time when we must preach Christ on the house State Trials. The Countess of Essex, an, 1613. no individiall would last one moment.

top, there is a time, when we must speake him in the eare,

Bacon. Ess. Of Vicissitude of Things. 'and (as it were) with our lips shut. Secrecy hath no lesse Patroclus (so enforc't When he had foru't so much brave life) was from his own Upon my entrance on this day's defence. I found myself use then divulgation.---Bp. Hull. Cont. Lazarus Raised. divorc't. aggrieved at the Diurnal, and another pamphlet of the week,

But when Vlysses, with fallacious arts,
And thus the great divercer brav'd.

wherein they print whatsoever is charged against me, as if Had made impression on the people's hearts;
Chapaan. Homer. Iliad, b. xvii.
it were fully proved, never so much as mentioning what or

And forg'd a treason in my patron's name,
how I answered.-State Trials.--Abp. Laud, an. 1640.
In the ordinary bills of the Jewish divorce, the repudiated

(I speak of things too far dituly'd by fame)

My kinsman fell. wife had full scope given her of a second choice; as the Let me add hereunto the late experiments of some odiously

Dryden. Virgil. Æneid, b. ii, words ran; she was to be free, and have power over her own incestuous marriages, which even (by the relation of our Noble Achilles ! Would'st thou learn from me soul: to go away: and to be married to any man whom she diurnalists) have by this means found a damnable passage. What cause hath mov'd Apollo to this wrath, would: they were not more liberal than our Romish divorces

Bp. Hall. Cases of Conscience, Dec. 4. c. 9. The shaft-arm'd king? I shall diruige the cause. are niggardly

Couper. llomer. Iliad, b. i. Bp. Hall. Cases of Conscience. Decad. 4. case 3. As we make the enquiries we shall diurnally communicate them to the publick.---Tatler.

Descamps says, that this mystery, as it was then held, If therefore the mind cannot have that due society by

was stolen from Vaillant by the son of an old man, who marriage, that it may reasonably and humanly desire, it can Nay some are so studiously changeling in that particular, scraped the grounds of his plates for him. This night de be po human society, and so not without reason divorcible: they esteem an opinion as a diurnal, after a day or two one of the means of divulging the new art, (mezzolinto.) here he falsifies.fillon. Colasterion. | scarce worth keeping.-Boyle. Works, vol. i. p. 35. Life.

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