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M.P. for King's Lynn, and represented that bo- done, a formidable opposition was formed against rough in several succeeding parliaments. In 1705 him in the house, which had influence enough to he was nominated one of the council to prince employ in its cause almost all the wit of the nation, George of Denmark, lord high admiral of England; The opposition prevailed, and the nation was in in 1707 appointed secretary at war; and, in 1709, dulged in a war, of which it surely had no cause to treasurer of the navy. In 1710, upon the change boast of the success. To encourage commerce, and of the ministry, he was removed from all his posts, improve the revenue, Sir Robert projected a scheme and held no place afterwards during the queen's for an extension of the excise, as the only means of reign. In 1711 he was expelled from the house of putting a stop to the frauds of merchants and illich commons for what they called notorious corruption traders. This was another ground of clamor ta in his office as secretary at war. The borough of the orators within, and the wits without doors. Lynn, however, re-elected him; and, though the The minister was therefore obliged to abandon house declared the election void, yet they persisted the scheme, which was reserved for a succeed in the choice. In the well-known debate relating ing administration to carry into execution. In to Steele for publishing the Crisis, he greatly dis- 1742 the opposition prevailed; and Sir Robert tinguished himself in behalf of liberty, and added being no longer able to carry a majority in the to the popularity he had before acquired. On the house of commons, resigned all his places and filed death of the queen, a revolution of politics took for shelter behind the throne. He was soon after place, and the Whig party prevailed both at court wards created earl of Orford; and the king, in and in the senate. Walpole had before recom- consideration of his long and faithful services, mended himself to the house of Hanover by his granted him a pension of £4000 per annum. Tee zeal for its cause, when the commons considered remainder of his life he spent in tranquillity and rethe state of the nation with regard to the Protestant tirement, and died in 1745, the seventy-first year succession: and he had now the honor to procure of his age. He has been severely, and not upjes the assurance of the house to the new king (which ly, censured for that system of corruption by which attended the address of condolence and congratu- he almost avowed that he governed the nation; ba lation), - that the commons would make good all the objects which he had in view are now acknos parliamentary funds:' It is therefore not to be won- ledged to have been in a high degree praise-worths. dered at, that his promotion soon took place after Burke says his only defect as a minister was the the king's arrival ; and that in a few days he was want of sufficient firmness to treat with content appointed receiver and pay-master general of all that popular clamor, which, by his yielding to it, the guards and garrisons, and of all other the land hurried the nation into an expensive and upjas forces in Great Britain, paymaster of the royal hos- war. But his rancorous prosecution of Atterbury pital at Chelsea, and likewise a privy counsellor. bishop of Rochester (see ATTERBURY) may be On the opening of the new parliament, a committee considered as something worse than a defect; 1: of secrecy was chosen to enquire into the conduct was a fault for which no apology can be made; be of the late ministry, of which Walpole was ap- cause, whether that prelate was innocent or guilty, pointed chairman; and, by his management, arti- of his guilt no legal proof ever appeared. Ti cles of impeachment were read against the earl of whatever objections his ministerial conduct miss Oxford, lord Bolingbroke, the duke of Ormond, be liable, in his private character he is universal and the earl of Strafford. The eminent service he allowed to have had amiable and benevolent quatwas thought to have done the crown, by the vigor- ties. That he was a tender parent, a kind master, ous prosecution of those ministers who were deem- a beneficent patron, a firm friend, an agreeable ed the chief instruments of the peace, was soon re- companion, are points that have been seldom diswarded by the extraordinary promotions to the puted ; and so calm and equal was his tempe, offices of first commissioner of the treasury, and that Pulteney, his great rival and opponent, sud, chancellor, and under treasurer of the exchequer. he was sure that Sir Robert Walpole never felt the In two years he resigned all his offices on account bitterest invectives against him for half an hou. of a misunderstanding which took place between About the end of queen Anne's reign, and the be him and the rest of the ministry about certain sup- ginning of George I.'s, he wrote the following pas plies demanded for the support of his majesty's phlets. 1. The Sovereign's Answer to the Glouces German dominions. On the day of his resignation tershire Address. The sovereign meant Charles he brought in the famous sinking fund bill. In the duke of Somerset, so nicknamed by the Whigs. 2 next session of parliament, Walpole opposed the Answer to the Representation of the House of ministry in every thing. But early in 1720 he was Lords on the State of the Navy, 1709. 3. The again appointed paymaster of the forces, and se- Debts of the Nation stated and considered, in foor veral of his friends were found soon after in the list papers, 1710. 4. The thirty-five Millions account. of promotions. It was not long before he acquired ed for, 1710. 5. A letter from a Foreign Minister full ministerial power, being appointed first lord in England to Monsieur Pettecum, 1710. 6. Four commissioner of the treasury, and chancellor of the Letters to a friend in Scotland upon Sacheverell's exchequer; and when the king went abroad, in Trial ; falsely attributed in the General Dictionary 1723, he was nominated one of the lords justices to Mr. Maynwaring. 7. A short History of the for the administration of government, and was Parliament. It is an account of the last session of sworn sole secretary of state. About this time his the queen. 8. The South-Sea Scheme considered eldest son was created a peer, by the title of baron 9. A Pamphlet against the Peerage Bill, 1719 Walpole of Walpole. In 1725 he was made 10. The Report of the Secret Committee, June 9th knight of the bath, and in 1726 knight of the gar- 1715. ter. He was an enemy to war, and the friend of WALPOLE (Horace), earl of Orford, was the commerce; and, because he did not resent some youngest son of Sir Robert by his first wife, Cathapetty insults of the court of Spain so suddenly as rine, daughter of Robert Shorter, esq., of Bybrook in the fiery part of the nation thought he should have Kent. He was born 1716; and was educated, firs

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at Eton, and afterwards at Cambridge. At Eton of bread is given away to every person who wili h e formed an intimate acquaintance with the cele- accept of it on the eve of the Epiphany brated poet Gray; and they went together on the WALSH (William), an English critic and poet, tour of Europe in 1739, 1740, and 1741. Unhap- the son of Joseph Walsh, esq., of Abberley in Worpily they had a dispute in the course of their tra- cestershire, was born about 1660. He became comvels, which produced a separation. Mr. Walpole moner of Wadham College, Oxford, but left the was nominated to represent the city of Norwich, university without taking a degree. His writings when his father visited it July 3d, 1733, having were printed among the works of the Minor Poets, acquired consequence, not only as the son of the in 1749. He was made a gentleman of the horse minister, but as having attended the prince of in queen Anne's reign; and died in 1708. He Orange to England that year. He was chosen was the friend of Mr. Dryden and of Mr. Pope; member for Collington, in Cornwall, in the parlia- the former of whom esteemed him the best critic ment which met June 25th, 1741 ; was a second then living; and Mr. Pope has celebrated his cha time in parliament as representative for Castle Ris- racter in his Essay on Criticism. ing, in Norfolk, in 1747; and for King's Lynn in WALSHAM, NORTH, a market town and parish 1754, and 1761 ; and, at the expiration of that par- in Tunstead hundred, Norfolk, about five miles and liament, he finally retired from the stage of politics, a half from the sea, twelve north of Norwich, and and confined himself wholly to literary pursuits. 124 N. N. E. of London. It has a good parish He held to his death the office of usher of his ma- church, several meeting-houses, and a free-school. jesty's exchequer, comptroller of the pipe, and The market cross was built by bishop Thurlby, in clerk of the esterats. Upon the death of his the time of Edward III. Market on Tuesday. nephew, George, third earl of Orford, 1791, he WALSINGHAM (Sir Francis), minister and succeeded to the title and estates; but that event secretary of state during the reign of queen Elizamade so little alteration in his mode of living, that beth, and one of the greatest politicians of hi we know not whether he ever took his seat in the time, was descended from a noble and ancient house of peers. During almost the whole course family at Chislehurst. Having made great proof his life he was the victim of the gout, which at gress in his studies at Cambridge, he was twice last reduced him to a cripple ; but it never impair- sent ambassador to France, and at his return to ed his faculties; and, to the very moment of England was employed in the most important death, his understanding seemed to bid defiance to affairs; became secretary of state, and was one of the shock of nature. He died at his house in the commissioners for the trial of Mary queen of Berkeley Square, in 1796, having just entered his Scots. In 1587, the king of Spain having made eightieth year; and was interred in the family vast preparations, Walsingham procured intellivault at Houghton, in a private manner, agreeable gence from Madrid, that the king had informed to bis particular directions. His works were col- his council of his having despatched an express to lected in 1798, and published in 5 vols. 4to. They Rome, with a letter written with his own hand to resemble his conversation, being rather amusing the pope, acquainting him with the true design of than profound or instructive.

his preparations, and begging his blessing upon WALPOLE, a post town of Cheshire county, him; which for some reasons he could not disclose New Hampshire, on the Connecticut, opposite till the return of the courier. The secret being Westminster, with which it is connected by a thus lodged with the pope, Walsingham, by means bridge; twelve miles south of Charlestown, thirteen of a Venetian priest, whom he retained at Rome as north-west of Keene, twenty north by east of Brat- a spy, got a copy of the original letter, which was tleborough, and sixty west by south of Concord. stolen out of the pope's cabinet by a gentleman This is an excellent agricultural town. The prin- of the bedchamber, who took the key out o the cipal village is delightfully situated on an elevated pope's pocket while he slept. After this, by his bank at a little distance from the river, and con- dexterous management, he caused the Spaniards' tains a Congregational meeting house, and a consi- bills to be protested at Genoa, which should have derable collection of dwelling houses, a great part supplied them with money for their extraordinary of which are large and elegant. On Cold River, preparations; and thus he happily retarded this three miles and a half north-east, there is another formidable invasion for a whole year. In short, village of about twenty houses, containing a cotton he spent his whole time and faculties in the service manufactory and some mills. At Bellows Falls, of queen Elizabeth ; on which account she said, in the north-west part of the township, there is an • That in diligence and sagacity he exceeded her other bridge across the Connecticut, in crossing expectations. This great man gave a remarkable which one has an interesting and sublime view of proof at his death, which happened on the 6th of the falls.

April 1590, how far he had preferred the public WALSALL, a market town in Offlow hundred, interest to his own, he being so poor, that, exStaffordshire, fifteen miles south of Stafford, and cepting his library, which was a very fine one, he 116 north-west of London. Its families are em- had scarcely effects enough to defray the expense ployed in trade and manufactures, chiefly in those of his funeral. His principal works are, 1. Meof buckles, bridle-bits, and various articles of hard- moirs and Instructions for the use of Ambassadors, ware. The church is a spacious building, in the with his Letters and Negociations. 2. Political form of a cross, with a neat octagonal spire; and Memoirs. it has several meeting-houses for various classes of WALSINGUAM (Thomas), an English Benedictine dissenters, and a good free grammar school. The monk of the monastery of St. Alban's, about 1440 town is incorporated under a mayor, recorder, He applied himself to the history and antiquities twenty-four aldermen, a town clerk, and two ser- of his country, in quality of historiographer to the geants at mace. The justices hold quarter sessions king; and composed the History of king Henry here at stated periods. Market on Tuesday. By VI., with other works. a peculiar custom in this town, a certain quantity WALTERS (John), M. A., a learned Welsh di

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vine of the established church, educated at Oxford, pension from the Mysore government. It is sit :where he graduated ; and became rector of Laud ated a few miles from Bangalore. chau in Glamorganshire. He compiled a valuable WAM'BLE, v. n. Bely. wemmelen. To roll English and Welsh Lexicon, 1 vol. 4to. 1794. He with nausea and sickness. Used of the stomach. also published some sermons; and died in 1797. A covetous man deliberated betwixt the qualms of a

WALTUIAM, a post town of Middlesex county, wambling stomach and an unsettled mind. L'Estrange. Massachusetts, on the north side of Charles River, WAMPUM, the money used by the North which separates it from Newton; ten miles west of American Indians. It is much used in all their Boston, and thirty-four east by north of Worcester. treaties as a symbol of friendship. It is made of a It is a pleasant town, and contains one woollen and shell of a particular species of Venus. two cotton manufactories, and a paper mill.

WAN, adj. Sax. pann; Goth. and Swed. wan; WALTHAM-ABBEY, a market-town in Wal- Wel. gwan, weakly. Pale, as with sickness; laniham hundred, Essex, twelve miles and a quarter guid of look. north by east of London, on the river Lea. The Sad to view his visage pale and wane, town is irregularly built, and of great antiquity, Who erst in Aowers of freshest youth was clad. Spens. deriving its name from its once stately abbey, Is it not monstrous that this player here, erected by Harold, son of carl Godwin. llenry Il. But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, afterwards changed the foundation from a dean Could force his soul so to his own conceit, and eleven secular black canons, to an abbot and That, from her working, all his visage wanned? sixteen Augustine monks. The succeeding mo

Shakspeare. narchs granted Waltham-Abbey many privileges,

Why so pale and wan, fond lover? and its abbot sat in parliament. The present church

Prythee, why so pale ?

Will, when looking well can't move her, appears to be only a part of the ancient structure.

Looking ill prevail ?

Suckling. Adioining the south side is a school room, anciently Their course through thickest constellations held, a chapel dedicated to our lady; beneath which is Spreading their bane; the blasted stars looked wan. a charnel-house : some ruinous walls, and part of

Bilton, a gateway of the abbey, still remain. The abbey

How changed from him, house was entirely taken down in 1770. Govern- Companion of my arms! how wan, how dim, ment have here established some powder mills; How faded all thy glories!

Dryden. here are also some trifling manufactures of pins, WAND, n. s. Dan. vaand: Goth. and Swed. and for printing linens. Market on Tuesday.

wand. A long slender rod; an ensign of authority. WALTIERIA, in botany, a genus of plants in

Though he had both spurs and wand, they seemed the class monodelphia, and order triandria; and in

rather marks of sovereignty, than instruments of punishthe natural system arranged under the thirty-seventh


Sidney. order, columniferæ. There is only one pistillum,

The skilful shepherd peeled me certain wands. and the capsule is unilocular, bivalved, and mono

Shakspeare. spermous. There are three species, none of which His spear, to equal which the tallest pine are vatives of Britain.

Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast WALTON (Bryan), bishop of Chester, 2 Of some great admiral, were but a wand. Milton. jearned English divine, who gained great reputa Nay, lady, sit; if I but wave this wand rion by his edition of the Polyglot bible (see Your nerves are all chained up in alabaster. Id. BIBLF), with his Prolegomena in the beginning;

Picus bore a buckler in his hand; which is more exact, says father Simeon, than any

His other waved a long divining wand. Dryson.

A child runs away laughing with good smart blows other which had been published on that subject.

of a wand on his back, who would have cried for an He died in 1661.

unkind word.

Locke on Education. WALTON (Isaac, or as he wrote it Izaak), a learned biographer born at Stafford. He became

WANDER, v.9. & v.a.2 Saxon pandrian ;

Swed. wandra. To a merchant in the Royal Burse, Cornhill, now


rove; ramble here and Royal Exchange, London, where he made a fortune in a shop only five feet and a half long and

there: to tread over. It has always a sense either live wide. Being fond of fishing, he wrote a work


evi! or sh

evil or slight. The noun substantives correspond. entitled, The Complete Aagler, or Contemplative

O let me not wanaer from thy commandments.

Psalm cxix. Man's Recreation, 8vo., which has been ever since esteemed a standard work on that art. Mr. J.

They wanderea about in sheeps' and goats' skins.

Hebreus xi. Hawkins publisbed an improved edition of it. He

I will go lose myself, also wrote the Lives of Drs. Donne, Herbert,

And wander up and down to view the e't. Shakw. Ilooker. Wotton, and bishop Sanderson ; the last"

Nor for my peace will I go far, of which is highly praised by Dr. Johnson. The

As unnderers that still do roam ; Lea was the scene of his angling. He died at But make my strengths, such as they are, Winchester, during the great frost, December 15th, Here in my bosom, and at home. Ben Jonson. 1683. See STEVENS, William.

lí any man's eagerness of glory has made him overWAL'TRON, 1. s. Goth. huattrm. The see see the way to it, let him now recover his wanderings. horse.

Decay of Piely. The morse, or waltron, is called the sea-horse.

Here should my wonder dwell, and here my praise : Woodward. But ny fixt thoughts my wandering eye betrays.

Denham WALURU, a town of the south of India, pro- The

They give the reins to wandering thougies, vince of Mysore, defended by a citadel. It has a Till, by their own perplexities involved, manufacture of arrack, cotton cloth, and blankets; They ravel more.

Milton. and has a weekly market. A Hindoo chieftain, A hundred years they wonder on the shore. Dryden. who formerly held this town and the adjoining tei- A proper remedy for this wendering of thoughts ritory, is allowed to inhabit the citadel, and his would do great service to the stulivus. Locke

The whole people is a race of such merchants as are oa the shore of extensive and beautiful lakes. The wanderers by profession, and at the same time are in Arabian writers represent the rivers of Wangara, all places incapable of lands or offices. Spectator. nd indeed the Nile of the Negroes in general, as Taste, that eternal wanderer, which flies

flowing from west to east; but as this assertion is From head to ears, and now from ears to eyes. Pope. contradicted by the observations of Park, relative

When a right knowledge of ourselves enters into to the course of the Joliba througb Bambarra, and by our minds it makes as great a change in all our

other authorities, little credit is now attached to it. thoughts and apprehensions, as when we awake from

WANLEY (Nathaniel), an English divine, eduthe wanderings of a dream.


cated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He became WANDIWASH, a town and fortress of the

vicar of Trinity Church, Coventry, where he died south of India, province of the Carnatic. In the

in 1690. He published a curious book, entitled month of September 1759 the British troops, in an

The Wonders of the Little World, or the History attack on this place, were repulsed with great

of Man, in folio. slaughter; but in November following it was taken

WANLEY (Humphrey), son of the above, was by Sir Eyre Coote with scarcely any loss. In

born in 1672, and educated at Edmund Hall, OxJanuary 1760 a decisive battle was fought in the

ford. He became secretary to the Society fo vicinity of this town between the British and

Propagating Christian Knowledge, and librarian French, with their respective allies, in which the

to the earl of Oxford. He was deeply skilled in latter were totally defeated. Wandiwash will also

bibliography, and the northern languages : he combe recorded in history for the surprising efforts of

piled a Catalogue of Saxon MSS. for Dr. Hickes's a young officer in the East India Company's ser

Thesaurus. He died in 1726. He acquired an vice, lieutenant Flint, wbo, in the year 1780,

uncommon faculty of distinguishing the dates of having, by a bold stratagem, got possession of the

ancient MSS. place from one of the nabob's governors, who had

WANSLEB (John Michael), a learned German agreed to surrender it to Hyder Aly, successfully

orientalist, born at Erfurt in Thuringia in 1635. defended it for six months against the whole My

He learned the oriental languages of Ludolph, who sorean army. This fortress was demolished by

employed him to publish his Ethiopic Dictionary, order of general Stuart in 1783. The town of

at London, in 1661, in which Wansleb inserted Wandiwash, and the adjoining territory, is now in

many articles of his own, which Ludolph complained cluded in the Arcot collectorship. Long. 79° 40'

of. He also assisted Dr. Castell in his Lexicon E., lat. 12° 29' N. WANE, v. n. & n. s. Sax. panian ; Goth, and

heptaglotton. Ernest duke of Saxe-Gotha en

gaged him to travel to Abyssinia, but he went no Swed. wanu. To grow less ; decrease; decline:

farther than Cairo. He was dissipated; yet he wa diminutive. Applied particularly to the moon,

employed by M. Colbert to collect MSS. and and opposed to wax.

medals for Louis XIV's library. He also published A lady far more beautiful

an account of the State of Egypt, in Italian, 1671, Than any woman in this waning age. Shakspeare.

The sowing at the wane of the moon is thought to 12mo. He died an 1679. make the corn sound.

Bacon. WANT, v. a., v. n., & n. s. Saxon pana; Goth. Nothing more jealous than a favourite, towards the and Swed, wanta. To need : be deficient in somewaining time, and suspect of satiety. Wotton. thing; to be without something fit or necessary;

The husbandman, in sowing and setting, upon good fall short of: hence to wish ; long; desire: to be reason observes the waxing and waning of the moon. wanted; fail; be deficient: want is need, general

Hakewill. or particular ; deficiency; poverty.
I'm waining in his favour, yet I love him. Dryden.
Land and trade ever will wax and wane together.

Want no money, Sir John; you shall want none.

Shakspeare. You 're cast upon an age in which the church is in

Down I come, like glistering Phaeton, its wane.

Wanting the manage of unruly jades.

Id. Her waining form no longer shall incite

Finds wealth where 'tis, bestows it where it wants, Envy in woman, or desire in man. Roue's Jane Shore.

Cities in desarts, woods in cities plants. Denham. Waning moons their settled periods keep,

Nor think, though men were none, 'To swell the billows and ferment the deep. Addison.

That heaven would want spectators, God want praise. This is fair Diana's case ;

Milton. For all astrologers maintain,

By descending from the thrones above, Each night a bit drops off her face,

Those happy places thou hast deigned a while When mortals say she's in her wane.

Swift. To want, and honour these. Id. Paradise Lost. WANGARA, a large country in the heart of By thee communicated, and our want.

It infers the good

Milton. Central Africa. The Arabian travellers in the 'How loth I am to have recourse to rites twelfth century represent it as the grand source So full of horror, that I once rejoice of African wealth : Edrisi as entirely traversed and I want the use of sight. Dryden and Lee's Edipus. intersected by branches of the Nile of the Negroes, Whatever fortune, good or bad, betide, or modern Niger. During the season of the rains, No time shall find me wanting to my truth. Dryden. which rise to their greatest height in August, the Smells do most of them want names. Locke. whole country was overflowed and laid under water. Parents should distinguish between the wants of In September the waters began to subside, and,

fancy, and those of nature.


We have the means in our hands, and nothing but after retiring, left the whole country impregnated with gold dust. The natives then hastened, and,

the application of them is wanting.


Religion will never be without enemies, nor those by slight digging, obtained an ample portion of enemie

enemies be wanting in endeavours to expose it to the this precious metal, which they disposed of to mer contempt of mankind.

Rogers. chants, who hastened thither from the remotest ex- As in bodies, thus in souls, we find iremities of the continent. The principal towns What wants in blood and spirits, swelled with wind. of Wangara were Semegda and Reghebil, situated


Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches, as to which the Indians give the name of wapattoo, to conceive how others can be in want. Suijl. is the great article of food, and almost the staple Here learn the great unreal wants to feign,

article of commerce on the Columbia. Unpleasing truths here mortily the vain. Suruge. WAVTY, n. S. Perhaps wain-tie. A broad

The unhappy never want enemies. Richardson. girth of leather, by which the load is bound upon a Wants of all kinds are made to frame a plea,

horse. One learns to lisp, another not to see. Young.

A panel and wantu, pack-saddle and ped, WAVTON, udi., n. s., & v. n.) Derived by With line to fetch litter.

Tusser. WANIONLY, adv.

Minslieu from WAPENTAKE, n. s. Sax. pepun, and take ; WAN'TONNESS, n. s.

want one, a barb. Lat. wapentugium. See below man or woman that wants a companion. This lundred signifieth a hundred pled yes, which were etymology, however odd, Junius silently adopts. under the command and assurance of their alderman ; Skinner, who had more acuteness, cannot forbear wbich, as I suppose, was also called a wapentuke ; so to doubt it, but offers nothing better. Eren Mr. named, of touching the weapon or spear of their alderThomson says · Goth, and Sax. uun is a privative man, and swearing to follow him faithfully, and serve and tion, conduct, restraint.' Lascivious; libi

This their prince truly. But others think that a wajentuke was ten hundreds or boroughs.

Spenser. dinous; lustful: a loose lascivious person; a

Wapentake is all one with what we call a hundred : strumpet: to wanton is to play the wanton or

as, upon a meeting for that purpose, they touched each barlot: the adverb and noun substantive corre- other's weapons, in token of their fidelity and allegispond.


Courel. Thou art froward by nature, enemy to peace,

WAPENTAKE is the same with hundred; espeLascivious, wanton ; more than well beseems

cially used in the north countries beyond the A man of thy profession.

Shakspeare. Trent. The word seems to be of Danish original, To lip a wanton in a secure couch,

and to be so called for this reason : When first this And to suppose her chaste.


kingdom, or part thereof, was divided into wapenThe spirit of wantonness is scared out of him. Id.

takes, he who was the chief of the wapentake or An old wanton will be doating upon women, when

hundred, and whom we now call a high constable, he can scarce see without spectacles.


as soon as he entered upon his ofiice, appeared in Peace, my wuntous; he will do More than you can aim unto.

Ben Jonson.

a field on a certain day on horseback with a pike Into what sundry gyres her wondered self she throws, in his hand, and all the chief men of the hundred And oft inisles the shore, as uuntonly she flows.

met him there with their lances, and touched his

Drayton. pike; which was a sign that they were firmly The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, united to each other by the touching ibeir weapons. and turn them into antenness.

Charles. But Sir Thomas Smith says, that anciently musters Oh! I heard him wanton in his praise ;

were made of the armor and weapons of the Speak things of him might charm the ears. Otvay. Several jubabitants of every wapentake ; and, from Enticed to do hin auton rites.


those that could not find sufficient pledges for Vature here Nantoneid as in her prime, and played at will

their good appearing, their weapons were taken away ller vigin fancies.


and given to others; whence he derives the word. ll'antonness and pride

WAPPING, a parish in Ossulton hundred, MidRaise out of friendship hostile deeds in peace. Id. dlesex, on the north bank of the river Thames, Men grown wanton by prosperity

eastward of the metropolis, and reckoned one of Studied new arts of luxury and ease. Roscommon. the out-parishes thereof. Its inhabitants are emO ye muses ! deign your blest retreat,

ployed in trade, mostly attendant on the shipping Where Horace wantons at your spring,

of the port of London ; but many houses have been And Pindar sweeps a bolder string.

Fanton. demolished since the census of 1801, in making ihe Thou dost but try how far I can forbear,

London Docks. These docks are a great improveNor art that monster which thou wouldst appear;

ment in the angle formed here by the Thames; that But do not want only my passion move,

called St. George's Dock being capable of holding I pardon nothing that relates 10 love.


200 sail of shipping. Shadwell Docks, adjoining, How does your tongue grow uunton in her praise !


will contain fifty sail. The entrance from the He from his guards and midnight tent

Thames is by three basins, sufficient to contain an Disguised o'er hills and valleys went

immense quantity of small craft; and the inlets To danton with the sprightly dame,

from the Thames into the basins are at the Old And in his pleasure lost his fame.

Prior. Ilermitage, Old Wapping, and Old Shadwell Love, raised on beauty, will like that decay;

Docks. At the eastern extremity are stupendous Our hearts may bear its slender chain a day :

warehouses, belonging to the Custom House, alAs flowery bands in vantonness are worn,

though rented of the Dock Company, for wareA morning's pleasure, and at evening torn. Pope. housing tobacco, and the cellars are appropriated

WAPATTOO Island, an island of North Ame- to housing of wines ; there are various ranges of rica, formed by the junction of the Multnomah warehouses for general merchandize. These docks with the Columbia, twenty miles long and ten belong to a public company, having a capital of broad. The land is high and extremely fertile, and £1,200,000. The church, dedicated to St. John, on most parts is supplied with a heavy growth of is a plain building, erected in 1790 ; and is a reccottonwood, ash, the large leafed ash, and sweet tory, under the patronage of Brazen-nose College, willow, the black alder, common to the coast, Oxford. having disappeared. But the chief wealth of this WAR, n. S., v. n., & v.a.) Sax. þar, þegre; island consists of the numerous ponds in the inte- War'TARE, n. s. & v.n. (Teutonic and Belgic rior, abounding with the common arrowroot (sagit- War'LIKE, adj.

werre; Fr. guerre ; taria sagittifolia), to the root of which is attached War'worn.

Ital. and Span.gure a bulb growing beneath it in the mud. This buib, ra. «The exercise of violence under sovereign com

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