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Nor is this any secret of the law which hath lain bid from With all the faults of Owen, such has been the sterility of he (Julian, went into the church or congregation, and after the beginning, and now brought out, to bring him to justice; 1 epigrammatick genius in our country, that he may still he had solemnly done his worship and devotions to their but that which is co-natural with every man, and innate in retain the title, which he has acquired among foreigners, of God, departed.-Holland. Ammianus, p. 167. his judgment and reason, and is as ancient as the first King, the British Martial.---Knoe, Ess. 305. and an epidemical binding law in all nations in the world.

It would have disturbed an excellent patience to see him, Ludlow. Memoirs, vol. iii. p. 315. App. K. Charles's Case. of the different faces shown by the same objects, as they whom but just before they beheld transfigured, and in a

are viewed on opposite sides, and of the different inclina- glorious epiphany upon the mount, to be so neglected by a It is needful an ingredient should be generally friendly, tions, which they must constantly raise in him that con- company of hated Samaritans, as to be forc'd to keep his before it be entertained epidemically in our daily diet. templates them, a more striking example cannot easily be vigils where nothing but the welkin should have been his Bojle. Works, vol. vi. p. 372. found, ihan two Greek epigrammatista will afford us, of their roof.-Bp. Taylor, vol. ii. Ser. 9.

accounts of human life, which I shall lay before the reader We have seen no traces of those dreadful exterminating in English prose.-- Adventurer, No. 107.

EPIPHONE'MA. Gr. Επιφωνημα, (επι, and epidemicks, which, in consequence of scanty and unwholesome food, in former times, not unfrequently wasted whole

davnua, the voice, from owv-euv, to speak.) Ap.

E'PILEPSY. nations.--Burke. On Scarcity.

Fr. Epilepsie; Sp. and It.

plied to

EPILE'ptic, adj. Epilepsia ; Lat. Epilepsia ; An exclamatory saying or sentence. Whatever be the cause of this epidemic folly, it would be EPILEPTIC, n. Gr. Επιληψια, επι, and ληψια, unjust to ascribe it to the frecdom of the press, which wise EPILE'PTICAL. men have ever held one of the most precious branches of hold of. It is, says Minshew,

from Aaßew, to take, to catch And for a concluding epiphonema, it is said of them in

the last verse, That knowing the judgment of God, that they national liberty.

which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do Warburton. Dedication to the Preethinkers, (1738.) A strong and violent convulsion of the body, the same, but have pleasure in those ihat do them. which taketh hold both of mind and sense together.

South, vol. xi. Ser. 3. EPIDICTIC. Gr. ETIDELKTIKOS, from EM

Cas. What's the matter?

And perhaps our Saviour used so frequently to conclude DELKVULI to show, to display, (sc.) the art, the

Iago. My lord is falne into an epilepsie,

his ivine liscours with that just epiphonema, "he that eloquence.

This is his second tit; he had one yesterday,

hath ears to hear, let him hear," but to teach us, that there Shakespeare. Othello, Act iv. sc. l.

is no employment of our faculties, that more deserves their I admire his (Junius] letters, as fine pieces of eloquence

utmost attention, than the scrutiny of divine truths. of that kind, which the ancient rhetoricians denominated A plague vpon your epilepticke visage.

Boyle. Works, vol. ii. p. 313, the epidiclic.-Knox. Winter Evenings, Even, 29.

Id. Lear, Act ii. sc. 2.

An epileptick son does often come from an epileptick
EPIGLOTTIS. Fr. Epiglottide; It. Epiglotti ; father, and hereditary diseases are transmitted by generation.

Sp. Epiglotus ; Lat. Epiglottis; Gr. Enlywoois.

Gr. EMLOKOTOS, a bishop, Bp. Taylor. Of Repentance, c. 6. 8.7. EPISCOPA'LIAN, n.

from eith, and OKOn-ELv, to (ent, and yawtta, the tongue.)

If it proceed from moisture, dulness, drousiness, headache

The flap or little tongue, which covers the aper- followes; and as Salust Salvianus, cap. i. lib. ii. 'out of his

look into; to overlouk.

See BISHOP. ture in the larynx or head of the windpipe. own experience found, epilepticall, with a multitude of

E'PISCOPY. humours in the head.-Burton. Anat. of Melancholy, p. 198. EPISCOPIZE. And lest, when we swallow, our meat or drink should fal} in there and obstruct it, it hath a strong shut or valve,

It was customary to spit three times in their bosoms, at But this office of the ordinary apostleship or episcopiney, called epiglottis, to cover it close and stop it when we

the sight of a madman, or one troubled with an epilepsy; of derives its fountain from rock: Christ's own distinguishswallow. -Ray. On the Creation, pt. ii. which custom Theocritus hath taken notice.

ing the apostolate from the function of presbyters. Poller. Antiquities of Greece, b. ii. c. 17.

Bp. Taylor. Of Episcopacy, $6. In a city feast, for example, what deglutition, what anhelation! yet does this little cartilage, the epiglottis, so effec.

And prescribing it to one, who was almost daily assaulted In the eight session whereof it is reported, that M. G.

with epileptical fits, a few doses of it did, in a pretty while at tually interpose its office, so securely guard the entrance of

Grahame bishop of Orkney had openly, before the whole the wind pipe, that whilst morsel after morsel, draught after first, make his tits come but seldom, and after not at all. body of the assembly, renounced his episcopal function, and draught, are coursing one another over it, an accident of a

Boyle. Works, vol. ii. p. 223. craved pardon for having accepted it, as if thereby he had

committed some hainous offence. crumb or a drop slipping into that passage (which neverthe- Besides madness, the ancients ascribed the epilepsy to less must be opened for the breath every second of time,) possession ; esteeming this disorder sacred on account of the

Bp. Hall. Episcopacy by Divine Right, Pres. excites in the whole company, not only alarm by its danger, entrance of demons into the bodies of those who suffered There he commits to the presbyters only full authority, but surprise by its novelty --Paley. Natural Theology, c. 10. under it. These two, the epilepsy and madness, are kindred both of feeding the flock, and episcopating; and commands

disorders, the former is often the consequence of the latter, that obedience be given to them as to the mighty hand of EPIGRAM. Fr. Epigramme; Sp. and and the fits of it are always attended with a deprivation of God, which is his inighty ordinance. EPIGRAMMA'TICK. It. Epigramma; Lat. Epi- frantic and mad behaviour. the understanding, and with convulsive agitations, or a

Milton. Reason of Church Government. EPIGRAMMATICAL. gramma ; Gr. Emriypaupan Farmer. The Demoniacs of the New Testament, c. 1. 8. 5. And if the censor, in his moral episcopy, being to juáge EPIGRAMMATIST. from E-papelv, super

most in matters not answerable by writ or action, could not scribere, inscribere, to superscribe or write upon.

Besides madness, and (what are so nearly allied to it) use an instrument so gross and bodily as jurisdiction is, how

epileptic fits, I know of no distemper that the ancients can the minister of the gospel manage the corpulent and The eulogy (Vossius says) which is usually in

ascribed to possession; unless, perhaps, tits of apoplexy, secular trial of bill and process in things merely spiritual? scribed upon statues, trophies, and monuments. which also affect the brain, the supposed residence of those

Id, Io An inscription or superscription; and, as Coto demons who entered the bodies of men.-Id. Ib.

It was the universal doctrine of the church of God for grave calls it, “a couplet, stanza or short poem,

With regard to epileptics, it hath been observed above,

many ages, even for fourteen centuries of years, that epis.'opy wittily taxing a particular person or fault.” that if their distemper was by the antients ascribed to pos

is the divine, or apostolical institution. session, it was, because it was attended with a deprivation

Bp. Taylor. Rule of Conscience, b. i. c. 4. Rule 9. A colledge of witte-crackers cannot flout mee out of my of the understanding, or loss of sense, and with the signs of bumour, dost thou think I care for a satyre or an epigram!

'Twas to make him (such honours to him given) phrenzy.-Id. Ib. c. 1. s. 6. Shakespeare. Much Adoe About Nothing, Act v. sc. 4.

Regius professor to the king of heaven;

By whom he's prelated above the skies, If you will reade carping, epigrammatical! verses of a

EPILOGATION. Fr. Epilogue ; It. and And the whole world's his seat t' episcopise.
Durham poet against Ralfe the prior, here you may have

Sp. Epilogo, Lat. Epilo-

Broome. On the Death of Mr. Josias Shule. them.-Camden. Remaines. Epigrammes.


Those who seeme most doubtfull about the original of episEpilogi'stic.

and Aoy-os, sermo,) ser- copacy, doe yield the general consent of the church in the Break the beds, drink your wine, crown your heads with roses, and besinear your curled locks with nard; for God monem dicas quo tota clauditur oratio, (Skinner.) practice of it.-Stillingfieet, vol. ii. Ser. 10. bids you to remember death: so the epigrammist speaks the See the example from Udal.

But the great objection against Timothy's being a pattern sense of their drunken principles.

for episcopal power is this ; that it appears by Scripture he Bp. Taylor. Holy Dying, c. 1. 8. 2. Now wyl I dismisse thee from any longer beholding of this was sent up and down to several places, as Paul thought fit.

syght, after I haue rehersed into the by waye of epilogacion Homer, Virgil, or Milton, so far as the language of their and gatheryng of the whole matter into a briefe süme, the poems is understood, will please a reader of plain com- persons of this scene or pageaunte.-Udal. Mark, c. 2.

When the act of uniformity required all men who held mon sense, that would neither relish or comprehend an

any benefices in England to be episcopally ordained, he epigram of Martial or a poum of Cowley.---Spectatur, No. 70. Some make epilngation

(Sydserse], with others of the Scotch clergy that gathered of highe predestination. - Skelton. Boke of Colin Clout. about him, did set up a very indefensible practice of ordainHe [Milton) has none of those little points and puerilities

ing all those of the English clergy who caine to him, and that are so often to be met with in Ovid, none of the epi

Why there should be an epilogue to a play,

that without demanding either oaths or subscriptions of grammatick turns of Lucan, none of those swelling senti

I know no cause, the old and usual way

them.-Burnet, Own Time, an. 1661, ments which are so frequent in Statius and Claudian, none of

For which they were made, was to entreat the grace those mixed embellishments of Tasso.-Id. No. 279.

Of such as were spectators in this place.

St. Cyprian expressly says, that all the apostles were F. Beaumont. Epiloyue to the Custom of the Country.

equal in power, and that all the bishops were also equal, Had this old song (Chevy Chase] been filled with epigram

since the whole oflice and episcopate was one entire thing, mntical turns and points of wit, it might perhaps have

The dances being ended, the spirit epiloguizes.

of which every bishop had a complete and equal share.

Milton. Comus, after 1. 976. pleased the wrong taste of soine readers; but it could never

Id. llist, of Reformation, b. ii. an. 1533. have become the delight of the common people, nor have

These lines are an epilogistic palinode to the last elegy,

Your modesty refuses the just praises I give you by which warmed the heart of Sir Philip Sidney like the sound of a (i. e. the 7th.)--Id Ebeyiurum.

you lay claim to more, as a bishop gains his bishopric by trumpet.--Id. No. 74.

saying he will not episcopate. It is not necessary in Poetry for the points of the com- EPIPHANY. Fr. Epiphanie; It. Epifania ;

Pope. To Wycherly, April, 1705. parison to correspond with one another exactly, but that a Lat. Epiphania; Gr. Eripaveru, (from emi, and Election was, in very early times, the usual mode of general resemblance is suflicient, and that too much nicely

elevating to the episcopal chair throughout all Christendom; in this particular savours of the rhetorician and

palv-elv, apparere.) epigramma

and this was promiscuously performed by the laity as well list. Id. No. 303.

An appearance, a manifestation.

as the clergy. Blackstone. Commentaries, b. i. c. 2. Inscriptions, for such are epigrams according to the ori- But to cloke those matters in the meane time, upon that It will also be observed bere, that we are considered as gmal meaning, are by no means in their own nature a con- solemne holiday which the Christians celebrate in the moneth parishioners of the missiora ries, no less than professed coinptible species of composition.-K 90, Ess. 303. of Januarie, and commonly call the epiphanie, (Epiphania,]

episcopalians.-Secker. Ans Dr. Mayhew's Observations.'


Id. Ib.

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The merry torch burns with desire
Gr. Eπεισοδιον, (επι, εις, and For in this address to your Jordship. I design not a treatise

To kindle the eternal fire,
of Heroic Poetry, but write in a loose epistolary way, some.
dôos,) superinductum, any what tending to that subject, after the example of Horace,

And lightly dances in thine eyes
Episo/DICAL. thing superinduced, intro- in his first epistle of the second book to Augustus Cæsar, To tunes of epithalamies.
Episo'pically. duced.
and of that to the Pisos, which we call the Art of Poetry.

Lovelace. A Guiltless Lady Imprisoned

Dryden. Dedication 10 Æneis.
Mr. Twining thinks the Gr. ETTELOO8100 was al-

It might however be expected, that if Theocritus had

borrowed at all from the sacred writers, the celebrated epi. ways used by Aristotle in its proper, and deriva- I have an epistolical dissertation on John Malelas in Dr.

thalamium of Solomon, so much within his own walk of tive sense, of something more or less adventitious Mill's hands.Bentley. Letters, p. 154.

poetry, would not certainly have escaped his notice. or accessory,--something inserted, superadded, Cheering, as summer's balmy showers

Langhorne. On Collins's Oriental Eclogues. introduced, at pleasure, by the poet; that by de- To thirsty herbs and languid flowers, Your late epistle reach'd my ear,

E'PITHEM. Fr. Epithème; It. Epittima ; grees, scarcely any other idea was annexed to the

And fill'd my heart with joy sincere.

Sp. Epithima; Gr. Erionua, any thing put or word than that of digression ; something foreign

Blacklock. To Dr. Downman. placed upon another; from fritidnu, to put or to the subject, or connected with it only by a slight thread: and that, in modern language, the It is also a fact, that the expressions, upon which the dis- place upon, (E71, and Tiderla..)

Any thing (medicinal) applied to the outward word is applied only to entire actions of this puted doctrines of inference are founded, were not only incidentally used, in their epistolary correspondence, but

part of the body; Cotgrave calls it, a liquid meadditional or digressive kind, (Twining. Aristotle, occasionally urged, as containing the sublimest motives to Treatise on Poetry, vol. i. N. 37.) the practice of every religious and moral duty.

dicine, (so applied.) Cogan. Theological Disquisition, Conclus.

Upon this reason epithems or cordial applications are But it may be asked, does not Homer offend against all degrees of probability in these episodes of the Sirens, Scylla E'PISTYLE. Gr. ETIOTUMOV, (eti, upon, and justly applied unto the left breast.

Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. iii. c. 2. and Charybdis, Cyclops and Antiphates? how are these OTVAOS, a pillar or column.)

E'PITHET, n. incredible stories to be reduced into the bounds of proba

Fr. Epithète ; It. Epiteto ; bility ?--Pope. Homer. Odysscy, D. x. Note. In a word (the Tænia) 'tis that in the Doric architrave

E'PITHET, v. Sp. Epitheto ; Lat. Epithewhich cymatium is in the other order, and separates the

Epithetic. ton; Gr. Ewidetov, any thing Besides the many other beauties in such an episode, its

epistilium or architrave from the freeze. running parallel with the great action of the Poein, hinders

Evelyn. On Architecture. imposed or put upon ; from entT10-evdar, imponere, it from breaking the unity so much as an: taer episode would

to put upon, to place upon or in addition, to add,
have done, that had not so great an affinity with the prin- E'PITAPH. Fr. Epitaphe ; It. Epitafio ; Sp. (enti, and Tiberlai, to put or place.)
cipal subject.-Spectator, No. 267.

EPITA'phiAN. I Epitaphio ; Lat. Epitaphium ; A word imposed or added ; an adjective ascribe
Now this episodic narration gives the Poet an opportunity Gr. Entapiov, from efi, and tapos, sepulchrum, ing or describing some quality, for the sake of
to relate all that is contained in four books without breaking from Bant-elv, sepelire, to bury. Fuller coins a emphasis or discrimination.
In upon the time of action.
Pope. Homer. Odyssey, b. xii. Note. verb.

I am come newly from those ladies, who think themselves
After this follow the episodes of Dido and Deiphobus, in

Any thing (written or inscribed) upon a tomb,

more lovely than before, and perhaps than they are, ever imitation of Homer; where we find nothing explanatory of and, generally, upon the dead ; strictly, after since I showed them your character of their beauties, in the true nature of this episode, but the strange description | burial. See EPICEDE.

your letter from the Galley-Gravesend, never was a town of Deiphobus; whose, mangled phantom is drawn according

better epitheted.-Reliquiæ Wetlonianæ, p. 566. to the Philosophy of Plato; which teaches that the dead And for men shall the soth witte not only retain all the passions of the mind, but all the Thei haue her epitaphe writte;

For every man is naturally a Narcissus, and each passion marks and blemishes of the body.

As thynge, whiche shulde abide stable,

in us, no other but self love sweetened by milder epithels. Warburton. The Divine Legation, b. ii. s. 4. The letters grauen in a table

Glanvill. Vanity of Dogmatizing, c. 12. of marble were, and saide this. Gower. Con. A. b. iv. It is more glaringly inconsistent with the genius of the

He adds an epithete to Pelion (eivogi vlov) which very drama to admit of foreign and digressive ornaments, than I confess very many of her descendants dyed before her

much swells the idea, by bringing up to the reader's imagiof the extended episodical epopesia. death; in which respect she was far surpassed by a Roman

nation all the woods that grew upon it.--Spectator, No. 333. Hurd. Notes on the Art of Poetry. matron, on whom the poet thus epitapheth it in her own

The character of Bajazet, the son and successor of Amuperson.-Fuller. Worthies. Buckinghamshire. A distant perspective of burning Troy might be thrown

rath, is strongly expressed in his surname of Nderim, or the into a corner of the piece, that is, episodically, with good

He that would write an epitaph for thee,

lightning; and he might glory in an epithet which was advantage.--Id. 10.

And do it well, must first begin to be

drawn from the fiery energy of his soul, and the rapidity of Such as thou wert; for none can truly know

his destructive march.-Gibbon. Roman Empire, c. 64.
EPI'STLE Fr. Epistre; It. and Sp.
Thy worth, thy life, but he that hath liv'd so.

Some, Milton-mad, (an affectation,
Epi'stLER. Epistola; Lat. Epistola ; Gr.

Donne, Elegy upon, by Dr. C. B. of 0.

Glean'd up from college education,)
EPISTOLAR. ETLOTOAN, (q.d.) missoria, from Like the doughty Centurion Afranius in Lucian ; who, to

Approve rio verse, but that which flows

In epithetic measur'd prose. Lloyd. On Rhyme.
EPI'STOLARY. ETTOTEAN-Eiv, to send to, (ene, imitate the noble Pericles in his epitaphian speech, stepping

up after the battle to bewail the slain Severianus, falls into
and ote11-ELV, to send,) Vossius.

EPITOME. It. and Sp. Epitome ; Lat. a pitiful condolement, to think of those costly suppers, and EPISTOLIZE. Any thing sent; or, in com- drinking banquets which he must now taste no more.

EpitoMIST. Epitome ; Gr. Eritoun, from Epistolizer. mon English, a letter, written Milton. Animadversions on Remonstrants' Defence. Epitomize,

ETTUTELY-ELv, to cut off, (eri, and by one, and sent and addressed to another.

They only want an epitaph

TELY-Elv, to cut.) To epitomize,
That do remain alone

But that I be not gesside as to feere ghou bi epistlis, for
thei sein that the epistles ben greuouse and strong, but the

Alive in an inscription,

To cut off, to curtail; and thus, to abbreviate Remembered only on the brass, or marble stone. presence of the bodi is feeble, and the word worthi to be

or abridge; to abstract. dispisid.— Hiclif. 2 Corynth. c. 10.

Bp. Sprat. To the Memory of the late Lord Protector.

The wrytynge of theim, and of other seemeth rather Thys saye I, least I shoulde seme as though I went about

To define an epitaph is useless; every one knows it is an

epitomes, than histories.--Golden Boke, Prol. to make you afrayde wyth letters, For the epistles (sayth he)

inscription on a tomb. An epitaph-ris indeed commonly are sore and strong; but his bodely presence is weake, and

panegyrical: because we are seldom distinguished with a The commor, printed chronicle is indeed but an epitome or his speache is rude.---Bible, 1551. 16. stone but by our friends.--Johnson. Life of Pope.

defloration made by Robert of Lorraine, Bishop of Hereford,

under Henry I.-Drayton. Poly-Olbion, Pref.
For there was some epistel hem betwene
EPI'TASIS. Gr. ETITAOIS, intensio, from

I had a mother, and she look'd upon me
That would (as saith min auctor) wel contene

ETITELV-ELv, intendere, (eth, and TELV-ELV, tendere,
Nie half this boke.

As on a true epitome of her youth,
Chaucer. Troilus, b. iii.
to stretch,) applied, as Ben Jonson says, to-

Massinger. Parliament of Love, Act iti. sc. 3.
Epistles, or (according to the word in use) familiar letters, The busy part of the subject.

Now if we may believe Trogus Pompeius (epitomiz'd by may be called the larum bells of love: I hope this will prove 80 to you, and have power to awaken you out of that silence

Here comes Micilente and Signior Brisk, freshly suted;

Justin, lib. i.) Egypt was a most flourishing and magniticent

nation before Ninus was born.
wherein you have slept so long.-Howell, b. iv. Let. 1.

lose not your selse, for now the epitasis, or busie part of our
subject, is in act.

Ralegh. History of the World, b. i. c. 8. 8. 4.
But what needs the man to be so furiously angry with

B. Jonson. Every Man out of his Humour, Act iii. sc.8. All those rare parts that in his brothers were
the good old epistler for saying, that the apostle's charge (let

Epitomiz'd, at large in him appear.
every man have his own wife) is general to all; reaching to
It may indeed seem a very singular epitasis of a Poem to

Drayton. David & Goliah. the clergy as well as the laity, excepting none but those

end as this does, with a great yawn; but we must consider
which have the gift of continency.
it as the yawn of a God, and of powerful effects.

But I shall conclude with that of Baronius, and Sponda-
Bp. Hall. The Honour of the Married Clergie.

Pope. Dunciad, b. iv. (Rem. v. 606.) nus his epitomizer.

Prynne. Histrio-Mastix, pt. i. Act vii. sc. I This epistolar way will have a considerable efficacy upon

EPITHA'LAMY. Fr. Epithalame ; It. Epithem.-More. On the Seven Churches, p. 7.

EPITHALA'MIUM. Stalamio; Sp. Epithalamio ; and set out King Ptolemies riot is a chiefe engine and in

When that epitomizer of Trogus had to the full described There are some who in lieu of letters write homilies, they from eni, and datapos, a couch or bed, the marriage strument of his overthrow, he addes tympanum el tripudium, preach when they should epistolize.-Howell, b. i. s. 1. Let. 1. couch or bed. See the quotation from Ben Jonson, tiddling and dancing; the king was not a spectator only but Some modern authors there are who have exposed their who entitles his song Epithalamium.

a principali actor himself.

Burton. Anatomy of Melancholy, p. 487. letters to the world, but most of them, I mean among your A song or poem upon a marriage; a nuptial Latin epistolizers, freighted with mere Bartholomew ware, song.

Thus much is more generally beleved, that both this with trite and trivial phrases only, listed with pedantic

Brennus, and another famous captain Britomarus, whom the shreds of school-boy verses.-Id. Ib.

He show'd us how for sing we ought to sigh,

epilomist Florus and others mention, were not Gauls but I answer, that the epistles were written upon several ocAnd how to sing Christ's epithalamy.

Britons.--Millon. Ilistory of England, b. i.

Donne, Elegy upon, by J. Chudleigh. casions : and he that will read them as he ought, must ob

This sentence (Matt. vii. 12.) I read unto you, is very fitly serve what 'tis in them is principally aimed at; find what I made it both in forme and matter to emulate the kind placed towards the close of our Saviour's admirable sermon is the argument in hand, and how managed; if he will of poeme, which was called epithalamium, and (by the on the mount, as being, in great measure, the epitome and understand them right, and profit by them.

ancients) used to be sung, when the bride was led into her Bum of what the divine preacher had there expressed moro Locke. Reasonableness of Christianity, chamber.-B. Jonson. Hasques. Ilymenæi.

at large. - Atterbury, vol. i. Ser. 9.


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This may make the naturalist's fame very uncertain, not derives from EK-€19. or IK-Eiv, venire, arcedere, to

I know you labour, only because of want of judgment, that (as I newly said) is too often observable in compilers, whereby they frequently come to, then cedere, vel non repugnare.

The liberty of your father; at the least,

An equal hearing to acquit himself. leave far better things than they take, but for the want of Causing the same or similar sensations; having

Massinger. Unnatural Combat, Act I. sc. skill to understand the author they cite and epitomize, or like, same, or similar appearances; even, regular, candour to do him right.--Boyle. Works, vol. iv. p. 56.

The raging Pagan, thus his people spake, uniform; and thus, smooth, calm, steady; undis- " What poore life cannot, liberall death doth bring, From hence (as Servius remarks) Virgil took the hint of turbed, unruffled.

And you (though subjects) may my equals make, his Silenus: the subject of whose song is so exact an epitome

Loe, without treason you may match your king." of the contents of the Metamorphosis of Ovid, that amongst There is also moderation in tolleration of fortune of every

Stirling. Jonathan. the ancient titles of that eclogue, the name of Metamorpho- sorte, which of Tulli is called equabilitie.

Whereby great Sidney and our Spenser might, sis was one.- Warburlon. Divine Legation, b. iii. s. 3.

Sir T. Elyot. Governour, b. iii. c. 20. With those Po singers being equalle,

Enchant the world with such a sweet delight It has been lately discovered, that this fable (the Merchant We therefore are not enquiring what the wise and glorious

That their eternal songs (for ever read) of Venice) is taken from a story in the Pecorone of Gio- God might or could do in order to the equable reduction of vanni Fiorentino, a novelist, who wrote in 1378. The story

May shew what great Eliza's reign hath bred. the world, upon a supposition of an eternal duration ; but has been published in English, and I have epitomized the

Daniel. Tragedy of Cleopatra, Ded. we are upon a question of fact indeed, namely, what he hath translation. -Johnson. Gen. Observ. on Merchant of Venice. done.-Hale. Origin. of Mankind, p. 227.

Sfor. And too, her goodness,

Her tenderness of me, her care to please me, It is true, the historian has confounded times in making I come now to the second premised consideration and en- Her unsuspected chastity ne'er equall'd; Joseph contemporary with Moses : but this was a common

quiry, viz. Whether there may not be found some extraor- Her innocence, her honour. mistake amongst the pagans. Justin, the epitomizer of dinary occurrences and correctives, that may reduce that

Massinger. Duke of Milan, Act i. sc. 3. Trogus Pompeius, calls Moses the son of Joseph.

otherwise natural and ordinary increase of mankind to an Warburton. Divine Legalion, b. iv. Notes. equability.-Id. Ib. p. 207.

Hubert. Heralds, from off our towreg we might be hold

From first to last, the on-set and retyre E'POCH. It. and Sp. Epoca ; Lat. Epocha;

First, for the celestial or heavenly bodies, the equability or both your armies, whose equality E'POCHA. | Gr.Evoxn, a holding in or retention, and revolutions, the conveniency of their order and situaand constancy of their motions, the certainty of their periods By our best eyes cannot be censured.

Shakespeare. K. John, Act ii. sc. 2. from Etexeu, to hold in or retain, (6pi, and exeiv, tiong, argue them to be ordain'd and govern'd by wisdom

Suffrages in parliament are numbered, not weigh'd : nor to bave or hold.) and understanding.-Ray. On the Creation, pt. i.

can it be otherwise in those publicke councels, where nothing Epochas, in Chronology, are certain periods of If I were to give my opinion upon such an exhausted sub

is so unequall, as the equality; for there, how odde soever tirne, from which calculation commences, and at ject, I should join to these other qualifications a certain

men's braines, or wisdomes are, their power is alwayes even,

and the same.-B. Jonson. Discoreries. which it terminates, and again commences ; thus æquability or evenness of behaviour.-Spectator, No. 68. forming certain bounds or limits confining the

But here, the equally respecting eye If bodies move equably in concentrick circles, and the calculation of time.

Of pow'r looking alike on like deserts," squares of their periodical times be as the cubes of their

Blessing the good, made others good thereby; distances from the common centre, their centripetal forces But in regard, in divers ages and nations, divers epochs of will be reciprocally as the squares of the distances.--Cheyne.

More mighty by the multitude of hearts.

Daniel. Civil War, b. v. time were used, and several forms of years: here it's necessary that some common and known account should be Referring the balance to the rest of the works, he saw,

Therefore, I will throwe downe these mountaines hie, observed, to which the diversity of the rest may most appo- when he came to understand its action, that which rendered

And make them leuell with the lowely plaine: sitely be reduced.-Usher. Annals, Ep. to the Reader. their motions equable.--Paley. Natural Theology, c. 15.

These tow'ring rocks, which reach into the skie,

I will thrust down into the deepest maine, And to take the world in a lower epocha, what after-age Bodies seem to act mutually upon each other, with a kind And as they were, them equalize againe. could exceed the lunt of the Sodomites, the idolatry and tyof equability in power, and not by the superior agency of an

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. v. c. 2. ranny vi the Ægyptians, the fickle levity of the Grecians?

active, over a body which is totally passive. South, vol. vii, Ser. 14.

Cogan. Ethical Questions, Q. 5.

But yet let me lament

With teares as soueraigne as the blood of hearts The dreadful period, so frequently predicted, was now

that our starres arrived. The ages of their independency were passed : and

EQUAL, adj. Written Egal by our older Vnreconcileable, should diuide our equalness to this.
a new epoch succeeded.
E'QUAL, n. writers. Fr. Egal, esgal ; It.

Shakespeare. Antony & Cleopatra, Act v. sc. 1.
Cogan. Theological Disquisitions, Dis. 2. c. 2. $5.
E'QUAL, v. Eguale; Sp. Igual; Lat.

After so many toils and hazards, so much trouble and loss
E/PODE. Fr. Epode; Sp. and It. Epodo;

EQUALITY. À qualis, from Æquus ; Gr. for the public good, they were not unwilling to put an end

Lat. Epodon ; Gr. Etwbov, from eae1d-elv, super-

Elos, similis, similar or like. to their power, and to content themselves with an equal
E'QUALIZE. See Equable.

share with others, for the whole reward of their labours. canere, (ent, and ac18-elv, canere, to sing.) Gesner

Ludlow. Memoirs, vol. ii. p. 17.
Que post στροφην, et αντιστροφην, επωδον,

Causing similar or same says,


If the sin we are afraid of, in doing or not doing the action dicebant ;" and though usually thus applied to the

sensations; having the same

doth on both sides appear equal, there we are to determine third stanza of the Greek ode, yet employed other

EQUATION. or similar appearances; the ourselves to that side, where we have the least doubt of wise by the Latins.

same number, magnitude, weight; the same in offending God.--Sharpe, vol. ii. Of a Duubling Conscience.

motion, in space or time, distance or measure; Thus when thy draughts, O Raphael, Time invades My Muse up, by commission ; no, I bring even, level, proportionate, commensurate; with

And the bold figure from the canvass fades; My owne true fire. Now my thought takes wing,

A rival hand recalls from every part
out difference or distinction; and (met.) the same
And now an epode to deep eares I sing.

Some latent grace, and equals art with art.
B. Jonson. The Forrest, s. 10. in moral qualities, in moral conduct; impartial,

Broome. To Mr. Pope, on his Works.
unmoved, unswayed or uninfluenced by partiality
And Horace seems to have purged himself from those

If the motion of the sun were as unequal as of a ship splenetic reflections in those odes and epodes, before he un

or prejudice ; uniform; acting alike to all; the driven by unsteady winds, sometimes very slow, and at dertook the noble work of satires, which were properly 80 same or similar in circumstances or station in life, others irregularly very swift; or if being constantly equally called.-Dryden. Dedication to Juvenal. in rank, in wealth; in any circumstances or

swift, it yet was not circular, and produc'd not the same

appearances, it would not at all help us to measure time, any EPOPE'E. Gr. ЕTotona, from Etos, a word or qualities of moral character or estimation.

more than the seeming motion of a comet does. saying, and moleiv, to make.

Locke. Of Hum. Underst. b. ii. c. 14. s. 22.
Its general and ety-

She (Virginitee) is the preising of this world, and she is

Ye lofty beeches, tell this matchless dame, mological sense, as Mr. Twining observes, is, That as thise martirs in egalitee : she hath in hire, that tonge

That if together ye fed all one flame
may not telle, ne herte thinke.-Chaucer. Persones Tale.
of imitating or making by words.

It could not equalize the hundredth part
And ayenward; all fortune is blisful to a man by the

Of what her eyes have kindied in my heart.
The work of Tragedy is on the passions; and, in a dia-

Waller. At Pens-hurst. Jogue, both of them abhor strony metaphors, in which the agreeability, or by the egality of hym that sufferith it.

Id. Boecius, b. ii. epupee delights.--Dryden. Dedication to Æneis.

The finest Poem that we can boast, and which we equalize,
Ther n' is no man can demen, by my say,

and perhaps would willingly prefer to the Ilad, is void of
If we believe the representations of some writers, Poems
equal in length to the most celebrated epopeas of Greece

If that it were departed equally.

those fetters, (rhyme.] and Rome have been handed down, without the aid of let

Id. The Sompnoures Tale, v. 7819.

Orrery. Remarks, fc.on Dr. Swift, Let. 22.
ters, from the remotest antiquity to the present day:
In which fifth party thou shalt find tables of equacions of

He pursued his intentions with such equalness of mind,
Knox, Ess. 134.
houses after ye latitude of Oxenforde, and tables of dignitees

that he was never carried beyond the calmness of his natural

temper, except through his zeal for the publick good, or EPOTA'TION. Lat. Epotare, (e, and potare,) of planets, and other notefull thinges.--Id. Astrolabie.

where his friend was concerned.
to drink. Gr. Ilow.
He loked his equacions,

Lloyd. Funeral Sermon on Dr. Wilkins.
A drinking out.
And eke the constellacions.-Gower. Con. A. b. vi.

Again the golden day resum'd its right,
When the sword and fire rages, tis but man warring But for an egalnes to be kept among you, that is to witte,

And rul'd in just equation with the night.

Rowe. Lucan, b. ii. against man; when drunkenness reignes, the Devill is at that through your riches, wherof ye haue aboudauce, their

In sober silence we can but admire war with man, and the epotation of dumbe liquor damnes pouertie may be relieued : and again that theyr fayth and him.-Feltham, pt. i. Res. 84. godlines, wherin they passe you may recompenice that, that

Beauty with temper, taste and sense combin'd, perchaunce wanteth in you, whyles eche of you departeth

The body only equall'd by the mind. EPULA'TION. Lat. Epulatio, from Epulari, that there be an equalitie obserued.--Udal. 2 Cor. c. 8. with other, so that neither of you tacke anye thyng, but

Dr. Warton. To Mr. Seward.

Indeed, both poverty and sickness reduce humanity to to feast or banquet.

such a state, as serves to detect the miserable debility of our And he that high does sit, and all things see That he (Epicurus) was contented with bread and water,

nature, and the perfect quality in wretchedness amongst

With equall eye, their merites to restore, and when he would dine with Jove, and pretend unto pus

all who partake of it.-Warburton, vol. x. Ser. 30.

Behold what ye this day have done for mee; lation, he desired no other addition than a piece of CytheriAnd, what I cannot quite, requite with usuree!

What the grave triflers on this busy scene, dian cheese - Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. vii. c. 17.

Spenser. Faerie Queene, a 1. 6. 8. When they make use of this word, Reason, mcan,

I know not; but, according to my plan. E'QUABLE. Lat. Æquus, from the Gr.

For thyself, thou art

"Tis Lord Chief Justice in the Court of Man,
EQUABI'LITY. Eixos, similis, from E««-eiv, si-
A thing, that, equal with the Devil himself,

Equally form'd to rule in age and youth,
I do detest and scorn.
E'QUABLY milem esse; which Lennep

The friend of Virtue, and the guide to Truth.
Massinger. The Duke of Milan, Act ii. sc. i.

Churchill. The Apology

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It does not institute a magnificent auction of finance, I made the proof ofttimes upon Sir R. P., that is, (in the EQUI-LATERAL, adj. ? Fr. Equilateral; It. where captivated provinces come to general ransom by bid- ear) Sir Robert Pye of the equerry.

EQUILATERAL, n. ding against each other, untill you knock down the hammer,

Boyle. Works, vol. vi. p. 354.

latero; Lat. Æquus, equal, and latus, the side. and determine a proportion of payments beyond all the powers of algebra to equalize and settle.

EQUESTRIAN. From the Lat. Equus, a Having the sides equal, or of the same length. Burke. On Conciliation with America. horse.

See the quotation from Locke, in v. EQUICRURB. Taking five and five throughout the kingdom, they are Of or pertaining to a horse or horsemanship;

Opposite to this castle is erected the sepulcher of Baha. equal: therefore, an errour with regard to the equalization riding on a horse, skilled in riding.

man's beloved queer, in the highway, as we passed : 'tis of of their wares, by those who employ five, as farmers do at the very least, cannot be considerable.-Id. On Scarcity.

Equestrian is also applied to the rank of Equites four equilalerals raised above eight yards high. in Rome.

Sir T. Herbert. Travels, p. 200. For all his jocular narrations Sinell of his Algebra equations.

I should be glad if a certain equestrian order of ladies, EQUI-LIBRATE. Fr. Equilibrer ; It. Cawthorn. Wit & Learning.

some of whom one meets in the evening at every outlet of EQUILIBRATION. Equilibrare; Lat. Æqui. the town, would take this subject into their serious con

EQUILIBRE. EQUANIMITY: Fr. Equanimité; It. Equa- sideration.Speclator, No. 104.

libris, of cqual weight;

EQUILIBRIOUS. nimità; Sp. Equanimidad; Lat. Equanimitas, from

(æquus, equal, and lia Persons were admitted into the two higher ranks accord


brare, to weigh.) EquiÆquus, even, and animus, the mind. ing to their fortunes; one that was worth 800 sestertia, was

EQUILIBRIST. Evenness of mind, uniformity, steadiness, im- capable of being chose senator; one that had 400 might be

librium is strictly a Latin

movableness of mind.
taken into the equestrian order.

Minshew well calls it, “ A

Kennet. Antiquilies of Rome, pt. ii. b. iii. c. 1. To have equal weight, to weigh or poise equally; quiet moderation of mind."

to be, to keep in equipoise, to balance. He was skilled in more great things than one; and, as one

EQUI-A'NGLED. Written by Boyle, Æquisaid of Phidias, he could not only make excellent statues of

EQUIA'NGULAR. Bangled. Fr. Equiungle; It. As in a long steel wire, equilibrated or evenly ballanced ivory, but he could work in stone and brass ; he shewed his Equiangolo ; Sp. Equiangulo.

in the ayr.-Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. ji. c. 2. eganimily in poverty, and his justice in riches.

Having the angles equal.

This attraction have we tryed in straws and paleous Taylor, vol. iii. Ser. 7.

bodies, in needles of iron, equilibrated.-Id. Ib. b. ii. c. 4. Where is that moderation of ours which St. Paul, in the

For, whereas that consists of twelve æquilateral and verse before my text, requires us to make known unto all

æquiangled pentagons, almost all the planes that made up According to the laws magnetical, the lower extreme of it

our granite were quadrilateral.-Boyle. Works, vol. iii. p. 534. will not be its northern (but its southern) pole, nimbly atmen; that equanimity and contentedness which we ought to

tracting the north end of an excited and equilibrated needle. express in every estate and condition in which God hath placed us.--Sharp, vol. iv. Ser. 1. EQUICRU'RE. Lat. Equus, equal, and

Boyle. Works, vol. v. p. 591. EQUICRU'RAL. s crus, the leg.

it. Equi- The structure of man's body is with that equilibration "Tis not restraint, or liberty, crure.

(notwithstanding divers prominences therein) the composure That makes men prisoners or free ; But perturbations that possess

Having the legs equal, or of the same length.

of his nerves and muscles for the due motion of his spirits,

the structure of his feet are 80 singularly accommodated; The mind, or equanimities.

Hudibras, pt. i. c. 3.
Consider the increase of an equicrure triangle, which goes

that he maintains this erect posture, standing or walking, This quality (good-nature] keeps the mind in equanimity, upon a certain proportion of length and breadth.

though his feet, the basis of the pillar of his body, be much and never lets an offence unseasonably throw a man out of

Digby. Of Bodies, c. 9. narrower than the latitude of his body. his character.-Tatler, No. 242.

Hale. Origin. of Mankind, p. 64. A solid rhombus being made by the conversion of two After these gentlemen have borne all the odium of this

equicrural cones, as Archimedes hath detined ; and these All I shall farther take notice of, shall be orly the expublication, and all the indignation of the directors, with

were the common trees about Babylon, and the East, whereor quisite equilibration of all these opposite and antagonist such unexampled equanimity, now that they are at length the ark was made; and Alexander found no trees so accom

muscles.-Derham. Physico-Theology, b. iv. c. 2. stimulated into feeling, are you to deny them their just remodable to build his navy.- Brown. Cyrus' Garden, c. 4.

By which equilibration her fight is made much more easie. lief?-Burke. On the Nabob of Arcot's Debts. Does it not require some pains and skill to form the gene

Grew. Cosmo-Sacra, b. i. c. 5. EQUATOR. Fr. Equateur ; Sp. Equa- ral idea of a triangle, (which is yet none of the most abstract, EQUATOʻRIAI..

The spirit of nature, may silently send forth whole gardens dor; It. Equatore ; comprehensive, and difficult,) for it must be neither oblique,

and orchards of most delectable fruits and flowers of an nor rectangle, neither equilateral, equicrural, nor scalenon; EQUATORIALLY. Equator. Sec Equal. but all and none of these at once.

equilibrious ponderosity to the parts of the aire they grow in.

H. More. Immortality of the Soul, b. i8. c. 9. So called, because equally distant from the poles,

Locke. Of Hum. Underst. b. iv. c. 7. 8. 9. and dividing the sphere or globe into two equal

For we being finite and limited beings, cannot operate EQUI-DI'STANT. Fr. Equidistant ; It.

divers ways with equal vigour at once; and our rational and parts.

EQUIDI'STANCE. and Sp. Equidistante ; sensitive propensions are made in such a regular and equiliHere matter new to gaze the Devil met,

EQUIDI'STANTLY. from Lat. Æquus, equal, brious order, that proportionally as the oue does increase in Undazi'd; farr and wide his eye commands,

activity, the other always decays; and so accordingly as we even, same, and distans, present part. of distare, to For sight no obstacle found here, no shade,

abate in strength of our brutish, we shall improve in the But all sun-shine, as when his beams at noon stand apart.

vigour of our rational faculties. Culminate from th' equator.--Milton. Par. Lost, b. iii. Standing apart or asunder, separate or removed

Scott. Christian Life, pt. i. c. 2. Now on this line the needle exactly lyeth not, but diverts in the same degree in space or time; in any rela- The balance is turned, and wherever this happens, there and varieth its points, that is, the north point on this side tionship.

is an end of the doubt or equilibrium. of the equatar, the south on the other, sometiines unto the

Sharp, vol. ii. A Doubting Conscience. east, sometimes toward the west, and in some few places

For the concaue and conuexe superfices of the orbe of the Varieth not at all.-Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 2. sunne is concentrike, and equidistant to the earth.

So that it is by the equilibre of the niuscles, by the aid of Hackbuyt. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 51, a considerable and equipollent muscular force in constant

exertion, that the head maintains its erect posture. But, 2. Our modern astronomers assign a much greater variation from a globous form, namely, that of a prolate In all those descending degrees there is a kind of rere

Paley, Natural Theology, c. 9. sphäroid, making the polar about 34 miles shorter than the

rential inequality betwixt the lower and supeziour, which equatorial diameter. abhors from all proportion of a match : whereas the colla

When the equilibrist balances a rod upon his finger, not Derham. Physico-Theology, b. ii. c. 1. Note 1. teral equidistance of cousin-german from the stock, wher.ce

only the attention of his mind, but the observation of his both descend, hath in it no such appearance of inequality.

eya. is constantly requisite. Those that refulgent, or with rosy morn,

Bp. Hall. Cases of Conscience, Dec. 4. Case 5.

Stewart. Of the Human Mind, vol. i, c. 2. Or yellow evening, flame: those that, profuse For into our Reason flow, and there do end

All the occupations of life are found to have their advanDrunk by equator-suns, severely shine.

All that this natural world doth comprehend;

tages and disadvantages admirably adapted to preserve the Thomson. Liberty, pt. iv. Quotidian things, and equidistant hence,

just equilibrium of happiness.-Knox. Essays, No.53. Thrice had the sun, to rule the varying year,

Shut in, for man, in one circunference,
Across the equator roll'd his faming sphere,

Donne. Elegy on the Death of Prince Henry.

Lat. Æquus, equal, Since last the vessel spread her ample sail,

and necessarius, needful.
From Albion's coast obsequious to the gale.
The liver, though seated on the right side, yet by the sub-

Equally needful.
Falconer. Shipwreck, c. 1.

clavian division, doth equidistantly communicate its activity
unto either arm.--Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 5.

The ancients make two several kinds
It is occasionally requisite, that the object-end of the in-

Of prowess in heroic minds, strument be moved up and down as well horizontally as Whereas any constant periodical appearance or alteration

The active and the passive valant, equatorially.-Paley. Natural Thcology, c. 8. of ideas in seemingly equidistant spaces of duration, if con

Both which are pari librâ gallant ; stantly and universally observable, would have as well dis

For both to give blows, and to carry, E'QUERY, or Of Querry, Skinner says, tinguished the intervals of time, as those that have been

In fights are equinecessary.-Hludibras. nt. i. c. 3. EQUE'RRY.

from the Fr. Escuyrie, escurie, made use of.-Locke. Of Hum. Underst. b. ii. c. 14. s. 19. the stable of the prince; perhaps, because les

In building an arch, could more be done (than in the

Fr. Equinoxe ; It. Equescuyers, armigeri, had the care of the horses of lower part of the face) in order to make the curve true, i. e. EQUINO'crial, adj.

Sr. Equinoccio ; the prince. Dr. T. H. derives ab equis, (q.d.) the parts equidistant from the middle, alike in figure and EQUINO'ctual, n. Lat. Æquinoctium, from

Æquus, eoual, and nor, the night. equiria; he adds a third conjecture, (more specious position.Paley. Natural Theology, c. 11. than the others,) that it is so called a curando

EQUI-FOʻRMITY. Lat. Æquus, equal, and

A period of the year so called, because then the equos.. The Low Lat

. is Seura or scuria, perhaps forma, the form, frame or fashion ;' from A. S. night is equal to the day: from the Ger. Schauren or schuren, tegere, to Fram-an, facere, to form or make.

Equinoctial is used as equivalent to equator, cover or protect. See Du Cange.

Equality, evenness or sameness, in form or

(qv.) “ Fr. Escuyrie,—the stable of a prince or noble fashion, or manner; in degree.

By nature he knew eche ascentioun man; also, a querry-ship; or the duties or offices

Of the equinoctial in thilke toun.

The heavens admit not these sinister and dexter respects ; belouging thereto; also, (in old authors.) a squire's

Chaucer. The Nonnes Precstes Tale, v. 14,862, there being in them no diversity or difference, but a simpliplace; or the dignity, title or estate of an esquire," city of parts and cquiformity in motion continually succeed- This equinoctiall is cleped the midwaie of the first (Cotgrave.)

ing cach other.— Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 5. meuinge, or els of the sunne.-Id. Of the Astrolabie, p. 263,





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And do out see his vice,
Sir Hudibras his passing worth,

EQUI-PONDERATE, v. Lat. Æqua "Tis to his vertue, a just equinox,

The manner how he sally'd forth,
The one as long as th' other.--Shakes. Othello, Act ii. sc. 3. His arms and equipage are shown,


and pondus, ponIt commeth thus to passe, that by the variable increment His horse's virtues and his own. Hudibras, pt. i. c. 1.


deris, a weight : of the day-light, the longest day in Meroe doth compre


from pendere, to To me his secret thoughts he first declar'd, hend 12 equinoctial houres, and 8 parts of one houre: but in Then, well equipp'd, a rapid bark prepar'd,

Alexandria 14 houres, in Italie 15, in Britaine 17.

By Odorico the Biscayan's care,
Holland. Plinie, b. ii. c. 75.

To weigh equally; to have even weight, the
On sea and land a master of the war.

same weight; to balance; to equilibrate, to be in That the earth is in the middest of the whole world it

Hoole. Orlando Furioso, b. xiii. appeareth by manifest and undoubted reasons; but most

equipoise. evidently, by the equal houres of the equinocliall.

Well dress'd, well bred,

This is manifestible by an easier way, in long wires equi.
Id. Ib, c. 69.

Well equipag'd, is ticket good enough
But the great convolvulus or white flowred bindweed
To pass us readily through ev'ry door.-Cowp. Task, b. iii. ponderate with untwisted silk and soft wax.

Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 2.
observes both motions of the sun, while the floure twists We know, that our new brethren, whilst they every where If the needle be not exactly equiponderant, that end which
æquinoctionally from the left hand to the right, according shut up the churches, increased in Paris, at one time, at is thought too light, if touched, becometh even.12. Ib.
to the daily revolution: the stalk twineth ecliptically from least four-fold, the opera-houses, the play-houses, the pub-
the right to the left according to the annual conversion. lick shows of all kinds; and even in their state of indigence

On this account the Scepticks affected an equipondious
Brown. Cyrus' Garden, c. 4. and distress, no expense was spared for their equipment and neutrality as the only means to their ataraxia, and freedom
The passage yet was good, the wind, 'tis true,
decoration.-Burke. On a Regicide Peace, Let. 1.

from passionate disturbances.

Glanvill. Vanity of Dogmatizing, c. 23.
Was somewhat high, but that was nothing new,
No more than usual equinoxes blew.
EQUI-PENDENCY. Lat. Æquus, equal, and

Suppose in the two scales of a balance there was placed
Dryden. The Hind & the Panther.

two equally capacious and equiponderant phials, whereof For here, expos'd to perpendicular rays, pendens, pres. part. of pendere, to hang.

one is quite full and the other almost full; it is evident, that In vain they covet shades, and Thracia's gales,

Equilibration, equipoise.

the full vessell will keep the scale it leaned upon depressed. Pining with equinoctial heat, unless

Boyle. Works, vol. iii. p. 633.
The cordial glass perpetual motion keep,

Wherefore, doubtless, the will of man in the state of in-
Quick circulating:
nocence, had an entire freedom, a perfect equipendency and

When the evidence on each side doth equiponderate, this
J. Philips. Cider, b. ii.
indifference to either part of the contradiction, to stand, or

doth not properly beget an assent, but rather a hesitation, I cannot move with these precessions of the equinores, not to stand; to accept, or not accept the temptation.

or suspension of assent.-Wilkins, Natural Religion, b.i.c.i. which are preparing for us the return of some very old, I am

South, vol. i. Ser, 2.

But whether my expectations are most fix'd on pardon or afraid no golden, æra, or the commencement of some new

praise, I think it not necessary to discover ; for having æra, that must be denominated from some new metal. Burke. On a Regicide Peace, Let. 1. Æquipoise. Poise, Fr. Peser; It. Pesare ; Sp. tience to try the event of my first performance will hatasudeer E'QUI-POISE, or, as written by Derham, accurately weighed the reasons for arrogance and submis

sion, I find them so nearly equiponderant, that my impaThe virtues of most men will only blow,

Pesar; from Lat. Pendere, to hang.
Like coy auriculas, in Alpine snow;

me to attend any longer to the trepidations of the balance.
Transplant them to the equinoctial line,
Equal weight ; equality, evenness or sameness

Rambler, No. 1. Their vigour sickens, and their tints decline.

of weight; equilibration; balance.
Hart. The Charitable Mason.

Por in the first place, the distribution is so well made, the tempus, time; perhaps from Gr. Teuv-el, secare,
Fr. Esquiper, (and with the earth and waters so handsomely, so workman- laid,


everywhere all the world over, that there is a just æquipoise common omission of the s,) of the whole globe. Derham. Physico-Theology, b. ii. c. 5.

Of the same time ; of the same duration, at the E'QUIPAGE, n.

same moment, of time. EQUIPMENT. which signifies un navire, a

I was weary of continual irresolution, and a perpetual ship, (Menage.) And this etymology is considered of those who were scorned and shunned by the rest of manequipoise of the mind; and ashamed of being the favourite Till Galileo (for he is generally believed the discoverer)

took notice of the vibrations with a mathematical eye, men by Skinner himself not to be without probability, kind. -- Rambler, No. 95.

knew not this property of swinging bodies, that the greater (verisimilitudine,) though he previously proposes

and smaller arches were, as to sense, equitemporaneous. the Lat. Ephippiare, i. e. equum ephippio instruere; EQUI-POLLENT, adj. Fr. Equipollent ;

Boyle. Works, vol. iii. p. 476 to furnish a horse with trappings. The Low Lat.


It., and Sp. Equi- Dames the great candlestick that hangs from the top of the

Suppose in a high church (the book exemplifies Nostre Eschipare, Du Cange calls, vox a re nauticâ de- EQUIPO'LLENCE.

pollente. The Fr.

church being made to swing, a philosopher that has observed sumpta. And Junius affirms it to be manifestly


have the verb Equi- that the vibrations of a pendulum, though the arches it derived from the English, ship; and that thus poller ; Lat. Æquus, and pollens, pres. part. of describes be unequal, are in the sense formerly declared eschipatus, is as much as to say, well provided and pollere, to be strong; from the Gr. tlonus, multus. equitemporaneous, &c.-Id. Ib. vol. iii. p. 459. prepared (bene adornatus et instructus) as ships Nam pollere dicitur, qui multum valet.

E'QUITY. Fr. Equité; lt. Equità ; Sp. of war should be. Skinner, who died in 1667, Equally strong or powerful ; strong or powerful, E'QUITABLE. Equidad; Lat. Equitas, from (An. Æt. 45,) declares it to be a word introduced or able in the same degree; having the same E'QUITABLY. Lat. Æquus. See Equal, and into English in his time. But the word written strength, force, power, or ability; equivalent. EQUABLE. Esquippe, is in Barett's Alvearie, 1573; and (in

Thou wil to kings be equipolent,

Equity appears to mean, literally, likeness samev. Instruere) in Cooper's Thesaurus, 1573. " To With great lords euen and peregal.

ness, evenness; and is applied to the adminisesquippe or fournish ships with all abilements.”

Lidgate. Balade of Good Counsaile.tration or distribution of the laws, either of a And see Verstegan, c. 7, who treats the word as a Let him studie in equipolence,

particular state or community, or those of nature, useless novelty.

And let lies and fallaces
The common usage is well explained by Cot- If that he would deserue our graces.-Chaucer. R. of the R. said, to level or smoothen, or mitigate the asperity

alike to all ; to even-handed justice; and thus is grave.

Onely superstition is now so well advanced, that men of or rigour of strict law (the summum jus) which is Esquiper or equiper,--to equip, arm, attire, the first bloud are as firme as butchers by occupation : and guided by general rules, and not prepared for exstore with, provide of, necessary furniture; to votary resolution is made equipollent to custome, even in

ceptions. See the quotations from J. Taylor, prepare, make ready; set in array, enable, by full matter of bloud.-Bacon. Ess. Of Custome and Education

and Blackstone. provision, for an action, service or exploit.”

If you should ransacke the whole Greeke language, you
shall not find a word to counteruaile Ineptus. Thus far

So wise and ripe wordes hadde she,
On them three dukes, as their attendants be,
Tullie. Yet Budæus would not seeme to acknowledge this

And jugement of so gret equitee,
Seven earls, twelve barons in their equipace,
barrennesse, but that the Greeke word akerpokalos is equi-

That she from heven sent was, as men wend,
And twenty bishops.

Peple to save, and every wrong to amend.
Drayton. The Miseries of Queen Margaret. pollent to ineplus.--Holinshed. Ireland, c. 9.

Chaucer. The Clerkes Tale, v. 8315.
O if my temples were distain'd with wine

These phænomena do much depend upon a mechanical So that he kepte his libertee
And girt in girlonds of wilde iuie twine ;

æquipollence of pressure.-Boyle. Works, vol. iii. p. 612. To do justice and equitee,
How could I reare the Muse on stately stage,

Without lucre of suche richesse.Gower. Con. 4. b. vii.
This pressure of the atmosphere being continual, if the
And teach her tread aloft in buskin fine,

springiness of the aërial particles were not now great enough They understande not the couenaunt of the lawe: they With queint Bellona in her equipage.

to resist that pressure, they must necessarily have been be- cannot declare equitee and iudgemente: they cannot fynde Spenser. Shepheard's Calendar. October

forehand inflected or compressed by it, till the endeavours out the darcke sentences.- Bible, 1551. Jesus Syrach, c. 38. When loe, (O Fate !) his work, not seeming fit

of the one and the other were reduced to an equipollency. To walk in equipage with better wit,

Id. Ib. vol. iii. p. 606. For to touch briefely some few things of the devine depth, Is kept from light. -Browne. Britannia's Past. b. i. s. 2.

which humane reason is able to attaine, whoine thou thinkAs God by mere word and will created things, when he

est most iust and most obseruant of equiry, seemeth otherA Frenchman told me lately, that was at your audience, spake, and it was done, he commanded and it stood fast;

wise in the eies of Prouidence which knoweth all. that he never saw so many complete gentlemen in his life, so did Jesus in like manner, by the efficacy of his command,

Boelius. Philosophical Comfort, b. iv. an. 1609. for the number, and in a neater equipage.

or by actions equipollent thereto, without predisposing Howell, b. i. s. 6. Let. 21. the subjacent matter, or using any natural instrument, Equity, although it signifies all that reasonableness by Shee forth issewed with a goodly traine

accomplish his great and strange works: he rebuked the which the burden of laws is alleviated, yet here I mean it in

wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still. of squires and ladies equipaged well,

the particular sense, that is, the easing of punishments, and

Barron, vol. ii. Ser. 20. the giving gentle sentences; not by remission of what is
And entertained them right fairely, as befell.
Spenser. Faeric Queene, b. ii. c. 9.
And the more ancient Greeks, Athanasius, Basil, both the justly incurred, for that is clemency, but by declaring the

delated person not to be involved in the curse of the law;
This promise of so short a stay prevails ;
Gregories, Epiphanius, Cyrillus Alexandrinus, do (although

or not so deeply; not to punish any man more than the He soon equips the ship, supplies the sails,

seldom expressly in terms, yet equipollently and according law compels us ; that's equity. And gives the word to launch.-Dryden. Ovid. Met. b. x. to sense) say the same.-Id. Ser. 34.

Bp, Taylur. Rule of Conscience, b. iii. c. 6. The Parliament refusing to consent to this proposal, the So that it is by the equilibre of the muscles, by the aid of It is but just and equitable that they (the Parliament) States General gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet, a considerable and equipollent mukular force in constant sbculd have the principall nomination and recommendation consisting of about 100 ships of war. exertion, that the head maintains ita erect posture.

of them to the king, rather than any others whomsoever. Ludlow. Memoirs, vol. i.


Paley. Natural Theology, c. 9. Prynne. T'reachery and Disloyalty, 8c. pt. ii. p. 12.


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