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loam, and extends east by Coleshill, and west by town. It has become the resort of families of dis. Birmingham, on both sides of the Tame. At Cas- tinction; and the water having obtained the charactle Bromwich the meadows on each side of the ter of possessing all the qualities of that of Cheltenriver are of a dark-colored earth, continuing more ham, with superior effects, it is supposed by many or less so to Aston. About Aston, Hackley that Leamington, having the advantage of good Brook, and Birmingham, is a dry, light, sandy, roads, and a finer country, will soon rival Cheltenred soil. From Sheldon and Wells Green, to hain. On the north bank of the Avon River, in the Elmdon, Bickenbill, Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull, Rugby division, and in the parish of King's NewnBarston, Balsall Street, Balsall, Cuttlebrook, ham, there is a considerable spring, which flows Knowle, Monkspath Bridge, Waring Green, Sad- from beneath a limestone rock, where a bath is es. ler's Bridge, and Beaumont Hill, is principally tablished. Warwickshire sends six members to a strong marl clay land on a wet clay bottom. parliament, viz., two for the county, two for WarFrom Stone Bridge Inn, on the road from Coven- wick, and two for the city of Coventry. try to Birmingham, and Little Packington; extend- Of the worthies of Warwickshire we can only ing northward, and from Great Packington to Me- particularise Edward Cave, the bookseller, who was riden, extending south and east, the soil is a dry born at Newton in 1691. He deserves particular sandy loam. At and above lord Aylesford's park, notice for having been the projector and original extending in the direction of Whitacre, there is a proprietor of the Gentleman's Magazine, comtract of very poor wet-bottomed land; from Meri- menced in the year 1731.—Samuel Clarke, one of den to Terkswell and Barton Green the soil im- the two thousand ejected ministers, and author of proves, and all in the direction of Kenilworth and several works, particularly Lives of Eminent perWarwick is of a red sand and clay loam. From sons, &c., was born at Woolston about the year Warwick to Canoway Gate, Pindley Abbey, Lye- 1599 and died in 1682. His son Samuel was the green, Preston Baggot, Clark's Green, Ipsley, author of a Commentary on the Bible.--Michael Študley, Shelfield Wootton, Kinwarton, Alcester, Drayton, a poet of some note, but whose metre of Ragley, Woodchurch, Priors Salford, Arden's, twelve syllables is now antiquated and disregarded, Grafton, Alcock's Harbour, Copmass Hill, Aston, was born at Hartshull in 1563. His principal Cantlow, Hermitage, Wilncote, and Drayton, the work is the Poly-Olbion, by which title he desigsoil in general is a strong clay loam on marl and nates England, the ancient name of Albion being lime-stone rock. From Atherstone to Stratford-on- by some derived from Olbion, a Greek word sigAvon, in the direction of Wellesbourn, Tidington, nifying happy--Poly-olbion very happy.-Sir Alverston, Hampton Lucy, and Sherborne, is all fine Thomas Overbury, who fell a victim to the cruelty dry red clay loam and sandy loam, mostly in tillage. of that unprincipled nobleman, Carr, earl of SoIn the strath of the Avon the soil is equal to that of merset, was born at Compton Scorfen in 1681. any county in England. About two miles from This unfortunate man's history is too long and too Meerhill, in the direction of Loxley, the soil is a interesting for such an abridgement as we can afford. strong clay loam, and good wheat and bean land. He was poisoned in the Tower, by the contrivance On the whole, almost every species of soil is to be of Somerset and his wife, in the year 1613. He met with, except what is incorporated with chalk was an elegant scholar, and wrote several pieces in and flint. The principal rivers running through the prose and verse. William Shakspeare, the immorcounty of Warwick are the Avon and Tame. The tal dramatist, born at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, Avon rises in Leicestershire, enters Warwickshire and died ic the year 1616.-Sir William Dugdale, at Bensford Bridge, and runs in a serpentine form the celebrated historian and antiquary, was born in a south-west direction by Warwick, Stratford-on- near Coleshill in 1605; and died in 1686. His Avon, and Bitford, and leaves the county a little principal works are the Monasticon Anglicanum, below Abbots' Salford. In its course it receives and The Antiquities of Warwickshire Illustratedthe Dove River a little below Brownsover; the William Somerville, author of The Chase, a poem, Leame a little above Warwick ; the Stour about a was born in the year 1692 and died in 1743.-Franmile and a half below Stratford ; and the Alne cis Willughby, an eminent naturalist, the intimate about half a mile below Prior's Salford; it also re- friend of Ray, was born in 1635. Died in 1672. ceives several smaller streams, proceeding in the Warwickshire is a great manufacturing county. same direction through Worcestershire, and falls The hardware of Birmingham, particularly the ceinto the Severu at Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. lebrated works of Messrs. Bolton and Watt, are The Tame and the Rea rise in Worcestershire, and known all over Europe ; as are also the silk works are joined by two small rivulets, one rising north- of Coventry. Here also are manufactures of west from Birmingham, the other rising north from worsted and hosiery; also of various kinds of cotUpper Wilton between Castle Bromwich and Bir- ton goods. Nails, pins, and needles, are also made mingham, where it receives the name of the Tame. in this county. It continues its course through the north-west part WA'RY, adj. Sax. pæn. Cautious; scruof the county, in a north-east and northerly direc- WAʼrily, adv. Epulous: the adverb and noun tion, and receives the Cole, Blythe, Bourne, and Wa'RINESS, n. s. ) substantive corresponding. Anker, which rise near Shilton, and there takes its The charge thereof unto a courteous sprite course by Nuneaton, Witherley, Polesworth, Am- Commended was, who thereby did attend, ington, and Tamworth, where it leaves the county. And warily awaited day and night, There are besides many sluggish streams of no From other covetous fiends it to defend. Spenser. note. The county is well supplied with good

good He is above, and we upon earth ; and therefore it wholesome water, where it comes from the lime

e behoveth our words to be wary and few. Hooker. stone. The mineral water at Leamington has so S o rich a prize could not so warily be fenced but that much increased in repute, that this place, once a Portugals, French, English, and now of late the Low small village, has in consequence been greatly en- Countrymen, have laid in their own barns part of the larged, and begins to assume the appearance of a Spaniards' harvest.


Each warns a warier carriage in the thing,

dation of their union, was born on the 11th of FeLest blind presumption work their raining. Daniel. bruary, 1732, 0. S., in the parish of Washington,

To determine what are little things in religion, great Virginia. He was descended from an ancient fawariness is to be used.

Sprat's Sermons. mily in Cheshire, of which a branch had been It will concern a man to treat conscience awfully established in Virginia about the middle of the and warily, by still observing what it commands, but

seventeenth century. The earl of Buchan assures especially what it forbids.

Sonth's Sermons.

us that this ancient English family was allied to Others grow wary in their praises of one, who sets too great a value on them, lesi they should raise him

those of Fairfax and Ferrers, and many others of too high in his own imagination. Addison's Spectator.

the highest order, as abundantly appears from public I look upon it to be a most clear truth; and expressed records, and his mother's more immediately from it with more wariness and reserve than was necessary. that most ancient Saxon family of Fairfax, of Tow

Atterbury. cester in Northumberland, and of Walton and WASH, v. Q., v. n., & n. s. Sax. pascan; Teut. Gilley in Yorkshire, now represented by those of WASH'BALL, n. S.

wæschen ; Belg. wass- Fitzwilliam and Buchan, by which means the faWASH'ER,

chen. To cleanse by mily of general Washington came to possess the WASH'POT.

ablution; purify by lands of Mount Vernon, in Fairfax county in Vir. Wasa'y, adj.

moisture ; moisten; ginia, which came in dower by a daughter of that wet; color by washing : to perform the act of ablu- house from whom he was descended. His clastion; cleanse clothes : a wash is only applied to sical instruction was such as the private tutor of a color superficially; a cosmetic; alluvion; bog; Virginian country gentleman could at that period marsh;a quantity of linen washed at once: the com- impart. But before he was twenty he was appointed pounds seem to require no explanation.

major in the colonial militia, and he had very early Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse occasion to display those political and military tame from my sin.

Psalm li. 2. lents of which the exertions on a greater theatre Be baptized, and wash away thy sins. Acts xxii. 16. have since made his name so famous throughout

How fain, like Pilate, would I wash my hands the world. In the disputes which arose between Of this most grievous guilty murther done!

the French and English officers, on the subject of Shakspeare. Richard III.

the boundaries of the English and French territoShe can uash and scour. İd. Gent. of Verona. Pull thirty times hath Phæbus' car gone round

ries in America, major Washington was employed Neptune's salt wash, and Tellus' orbed ground.

by the governor of Virginia in a negociation with Shakspeare.

the French governor of Fort du Quesne (now PitsQuickly is his laundress, his washer, and his wringer. borough), who threatened the English frontiers

with a body of French and their Indian allies. He Try whether children may not have some wash to succeeded in averting the invasion; but hostilities make their teeth better and stronger. Bacon's Nat. Hist, becoming inevitable, he was in the next year ap.

A polish of clearness, evenly and smoothly spread, pointed lieutenant-colonel of a regiment raised by not over thin and washy, but of a pretty solid consist the colony for its own defence, to the command of ence.

Wotton. which he soon after succeeded. The unfortunate Sins of irreligion must still be so accounted for, as expedition of Braddock followed in 1755. Colonel to crave pardon, and be washed off by repentance.


Washington served in that expedition only as a Behold seven comely blooming youths appear,

• volunteer; but such was the general confidence in And in their hands seven golden washpots bear.

his talents that he may be said to have conducted Cowley.

the retreat. After having acted a distinguished On the washy ouze deep channels wore,

part in a subsequent and more successful expediEasy ere God had bid the ground be dry. Milton. tion to the Ohio, he was obliged, by ill healih, in

He tried all manner of wushes to bring him to a better 1758, to resign his commission. The sixteen years complexion ; but there was no good to be done. which followed afford few materials for the bio

L'Estrange. grapher. Having married Mrs. Custis, a Virginian The wash of pastures, fields, commons, and roads, lady of amiable character and respectable connexwhere rainwater hath a long time settled, is of great jons, he settled at his beautiful seat of Mount advantage to all land.

Mortimer's Husbandry. Vernon: where, with the exception of such atTo wash over a coarse or insignificant meaning, is to connterfeit cature's coin.

ning, 18.

ter Collier of the Aspect.

tendance as was required by his duties as a magisTo steal from rainbows, ere they drop in showers,

trate and a member of the assembly, his time was A brighter wash.

bo occupied by his domestic enjoyments and the culHere gallypots and viols placed,

tivation of his estate. At the commencement of Some filled with washes, some with paste. Swift.

Swift. the unfortunate differences between Britain and I asked a poor man how he did; he said he was like America, Mr. Washington was sent as a delegate a washball, always in decay.

Id. from Virginia to the Congress which met at PhilaRecollect the things you have heard, that they may delphia on the 26th of October, 1774. He was not be washed all away from the mind by a torrent of appointed to the command of the army which had other engagements.

Watts. assembled in the New England provinces, to hold WASHING, in painting, is when a design, drawn in check the British army then encamped under with a pen or crayon, has some one color laid over general Gage at Boston, and he took upon himself it with a pencil, as Indian ink, bistre, or the like, the command of that army in July, 1775. To deto make it appear the more natural, by adding the tail bis operations in the years which followed would shadow of prominences, apertures, &c., and by be to repeat the bistory of the American war. imitating the particular maiters whereof the thing Within a very short period after the declaration of is supposed to consist.

independence, the affairs of America were in a conWASHINGTON (George), the founder of the ditivi so desperate that perhaps nothing but the freedom of the United States of America, and the peculiar character of Washington's genius could first president of that congress which laid the foun- have retrieved them. The issue of the contest is

e Lock.

known. The magnanimity of Washington during and submission in all. But in America the governthe ravages of civil war, in which he acted so con- ment was new and weak. The people had scarcely spicuous a part, has been much and justly cele- time to recover from the feelings of a recent civil brated. The unfortunate case of major André can war. Washington employed the horror excited by hardly be urged as an exception. His acting as a the atrocities of the French revolution for the most spy justified his punishment. The conclusion of honest and praiseworthy purposes; to preserve the the American war permitted Washington 10 return internal quiet of his country; to assert the dignity, to those domestic scenes from which no views of and to maintain the rights, of the commonwealth ambition seem to have had the power to draw his which he governed against foreign enemies. He affections. As a genuine proof of his patriotism he avoided war without incurring the imputation of would receive no pay for eight years' service, but pusillanimity. He cherished the detestation of defrayed his expenses during the war, out of his Americans for anarchy without weakening the spirit private purse. But he was not allowed long to en- of liberty; and he maintained, and even consolijoy this privacy. To remedy the distress into which dated, the authority of government without abridge the country had been thrown by the war a conven- ing the privileges of the people. The resignation tion of delegates was assembled at Philadelphia, of Washington, in 1790, was a measure of prudence which strengthened the bands of the federal union, as well as of patriotism. From his resignation till and bestowed on congress those powers which were July 1798 he lived in retirement at Mount Vernon. necessary for good government. Washington was At this latter period it was no longer possible to the president; and in three years after he was submit to the accumulated insults and injuries elected president of the United States of America America was receiving from France, and the United under the new constitution. During his chief ma- States resolved to arm by land and sea. The comgistracy the French revolution took place, which mand of the army was bestowed on general Washconvulsed the whole political world, and which ington. In this office he continued during the tried most severely his moderation and prudence. short period of his life which still remained. On Washington, as a virtuous man, must have ab- Thursday the 12th of December, 1799, he was horred the crimes committed in France. But, as seized with an inflammation in his throat, which the first magistrate of the American commonwealth, became considerably worse the next day, and of he was bound only to consider how far the interest which, notwithstanding the efforts of his physiand safety of the people whom he governed were cians, he died on Saturday the 14th of December, affected by the conduct of France. He saw that it 1799, in the sixty-eighth year of his age. was wise and necessary for America to preserve a WaSHINGTON, a county on the east side of good understanding and a beneficial intercourse Maine, bounded on the east by New Brunswick, on with that great country, in whatever manner she the south by the Atlantic, and on the west by was governed, as long as she abstained from com- Hancock and Penobscot counties. Chief towns, mitting injury against the United States. Guided Machias and Eastport. by this just and simple principle, uninfluenced by WASHINGTON, a post town, the capital of Washthe abhorrence of crimes which he felt, he received ington county, Pennsylvania, on the head branches Mr. Genet the minister of the French republic of Chartier's Creek : twenty-five miles south-west The history of the outrages which that minister of Pittsburg, twenty-five W. N. W. of Brownsville, committed, or instigated, or countenanced, against and thirty-two E. N. E. of Wheeling. It is a the American government must be fresh in the flourishing town, and contains a court-house, a memory of all our readers. The conduct of Wash- jail, two banks, two printing-offices, a college, a ington was a model of firm and dignified modera- very large steam flour mill, various other public tion. Insults were offered to his authority in offi- buildings and manufacturing establishments, and cial papers, in anonymous libels, by incendiary about 400 dwelling houses. It is situated in a declaimers, and by tumultuous meetings. The law fertile, well cultivated, but broken country. Washof nations was trampled under foot. His confi- ington College was established a few years later dential ministers were seduced to betray him, and than the college at Canonsburg. It has a large the deluded populace were so inflamed by the arts stone edifice of three stories, for the accommodation of their enemies, that they broke out into insurrec- of students. The library and philosophical appation. No vexation, however galling, could disturb ratus are valuable. The officers are a president the tranquillity of his mind, or make him deviate and two professors, one of languages and one of from the policy which his situation prescribed. mathematics and natural philosophy. The number During the whole course of that arduous struggle, of students, in 1817, was about 100, a great part his personal character gave that strength to a new of whom were pursuing studies preparatory to the magistracy which in other countries arises from collegiate course. Commencement is held on the ancient habits of obedience and respect. The au- fourth Wednesday or Thursday in September, after thority of his virtue was more efficacious for the which there is a vacation till the 1st of November. preservation of America than the legal powers of The course of collegiate education is completed his office. During this turbulent period he was bere in three years. re-elected to the office of the presidency of the WASHINGTON, the metropolis of the United United States, which he held from April, 1789, till States, in the district of Columbia, is situated in September, 1796. Throughout the whole course long. 1° 52' W. of Philadelphia, 77° 2' W. of of his second presidency the danger of America Greenwich, and 79° 22' W. of Paris; lat. 38° 58' was great and imminent. The spirit of change, N. The city of Washington became the seat of indeed, at that period shook all nations. But in the national government in 1800. It is built on other countries it had to encounter ancient and so- the Maryland side of the Potomac, 295 miles by the lidly established power; it had to tear up by the course of the river and bay, from the Atlantic, on roots long habits of attachment in some nations for a point of land between the Eastern Brauch and the their government; of awe in others; of acquiescence Potomac; and its site, as laid out, extends two or three miles up each of these rivers. It is separated offices belonging to the post-office establishment; from Georgetown by Rock Creek, over which are the general land office; the patent office, where two bridges, and there is a bridge over the Potomac are deposited all the models of inventions for which more than a mile in length, leading to Alexandria. patents have been granted, forming a very extenA canal is constructed from the Potomac, passing sive and curious collection; and a temporary liup the Tiber, a small stream which flows through brary room for the national library, purchased, in Washington, and then across the plain of the city 1815, of the honorable Thomas Jefferson, late preto the Eastern Branch, forming a communication sident of the United States, and consisting of about between the two rivers.

8000 volumes. The navy yard is situated on the The natural situation of Washington is pleasant Eastern Branch, which forms a safe and commodiand salubrious; and it is laid out on a plan which, ous harbour, being sufficiently deep for large ships when completed, will render it one of the hand- about four miles from its mouth. somest and most commodious cities in the world. On the 24th of August, 1814, this city was taken It is divided into squares by spacious streets or by the British, who burnt the public edifices, not avenues, running north and south, intersected by sparing even the national library. All these edi. others at right angles; these are crossed transversely fices are now rebuilt and repaired, except the Caby fifteen other spacious streets, or avenues, named pitol. The foundation of the centre of the Capitol after the different states. The rectangular streets was laid on the 24th of August, 1818, just four are designated by the letters of the alphabet and by years after the conflagration. It is expected that it numbers. The grand avenues, and such streets as will be completed in four years : earlier, probably, lead immediately to public places, are from 130 to than it would have been, but for the visit of the 160 feet wide; the other streets are from ninety to British. This event has tended greatly to increase 110 feet wide. A very small part of the plan the prosperity of the city, the national pride havonly is as yet completed. The buildings, which ing been excited not only to rebuild what was decover but a small portion of the site as laid out, stroyed, but to complete what was unfinished. stand in four or five separate divisions; and Wash- This is likewise the name of many post-towns ington at present exhibits the appearance, not of and counties of the United States. one regular city, but of a collection of villages, in WASHINGTON Islands. The group called which the splendid edifices appear of a dispropor- Washington Islands, was discovered in the year tionate grandeur. About three-fourths of the 1791 by captain Ingraham from Boston, in a voybuildings are of brick, and there are some elegant age from the Mendoza Islands to the north-west of private mansions.

that continent. They were also seen a few weeks The principal public buildings and institutions after by M. Marchand, in the French ship Le in the city are the Capitol, the president's house, Solide, who considered them as previously unthe buildings for the great departments of the na- known, and called them Isles de la Revolution. tional government, the General Post office, the In the following year they were again seen by navy yard, extensive barracks for the marine corps, lieutenant Hergest of the British navy, and capa jail, a theatre, a public library, four banks (in- tain Brown, the master of a merchant ship belongcluding a branch of the United States' bank), and ing to the same nation. The last of their discoverten houses of public worship, two for Presbyteri- ers was captain Roberts, of the American ship ans, two for Episcopalians, two for Baptists, two Jefferson, who fell in with them in 1793. Ingrafor Methodists, one for Catholics, and one for ham had conferred the name of Washington npon Friends. The Capitol is situated on an eminence, Uahuga, and Roberts now gave the same appellacommanding a beautiful prospect of the Potomac, tion to the whole group. of every part of the city, and of a wide extent of Washington Islands lie north-east of the Marthe surrounding country. It is surrounded by an quesas, and are eight in number, stretching from elegant iron railing, enclosing a large extent of 9° 30° to 7° 50' of S. lat., and from 1390 5' to ground, which is planted with various kinds of 140° 13' W. long. These islands are the following: trees and shrubs. The two wings only have yet viz. Nukahiwa, which is the chief island of the been erected. They are each 100 feet square, and group, from its being about seventeen miles long. are to be connected by a well-proportioned centre. Uahuga is the most easterly island, and its extreme The foundation of the central part has recently length nine miles. Uapoa lies farther south. At been laid, and the Capitol is now in rapid progress, the distance of about a mile and a half from Vapoa and is finishing in a style of elegance and grandeur there is a small flat island, about two miles in cirworthy of a nation of great resources. It is built cumference, which Marchand called Isle Platte. of white freestone, and when completed will be a Thirty-three miles nearly north-west of the southern most magnificent edifice, presenting a front of 362 extremity of Nirkahuwa lie the two small uninfeet. The president's house is situated on a gentle habited islands of Mottuaity, which are separated elevation about a mile and a half west of the Capi- from each other by a channel about a mile broad. tol, and is built of the same kind of stone. It is a The inhabitants of the other islands occasionally very elegant edifice, 170 feet by eighty-five, of two visit them in their fishing expeditions, but they stories, with a suitable basement story. The build never undertake this voyage without being impelled ings which contain the offices for the great depart- to it by necessity, as the imperfect construction of ments of government consist of four spacious brick their canoes renders it dangerous. Hiau and Fatedifices of two stories, situated at a small distance tuuhu are the other two islands, which are situated from the president's house. In these buildings are about sixty miles nearly north from the west end kept the papers, records, archives, and offices of the of Nukahiwa. Krusenstern describes the inbabitdepartments of state, of the treasury, of war, and ants of this group as indisputably the handsomest of the navy. The General Post-office is a large in the South Seas. The men are all stout and well brick edifice, situated about a mile W.N. W. of made, possessing great regularity of features, and the Capitol, and contains, besides the various strongly marked by an air of real goodness. Their

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complexions in a natural state are but a little He only their provisions wastes and burns. Daniel. darker than those of Europeans, though rendered Outrageous as a sea, dark, wasteful, wild. Milton. almost black by tattooing.

Forty days Elijah, without food,
WASP, n. s. Sax. peasp; Lat. vespu ; Fr. Wandered this barren waste.
Wasp'ish, adj. S guespe. A brisk stinging in-

Lords of the world's great waste, the ocean, we sect, in form resembling a bee: waspish is ma

Whole forests send to reign upon the sea. Waller.

Could sighs furnish new breath, or draw. life and lignant; peevish; irascible.

spirits from the wasting of yours, your friends would More wasps, that buz about his nose,

encourage your passion.

Temple. Will make this sting the sooner. Shakspeare. From that dire deluge, through the wat'ry waste, Come, you wasp, you are too angry,

Such length of years, such various perils past. -If I be waspish, best beware my sting. Id.

Encountering with a wasp,

The latter watch of wasting night,
He in his arms the Ay doth clasp.
Drayton. And setting stars, to kindly sleep invite.

Id. The tailor's wife was only a good hearty shrew, un- The multiplication and obstinacy of disputes, which der the impotency of an unruly waspish humour: she have so laid waste the intellectual world, is owing to would have her will.

L'Estrange. nothing more than to the ill use of words. Locke. Much do I suffer, much, to keep in peace

Plenty in their own keeping makes them wanton and This jealous, waspish, wrong-head, rhiming race. Pope. careless, and teaches them to be squanderers and WAS'SAIL, n. s. 2 From Sax. pæshæl, your wasters.

Id. WAS'Sailer. S health. An ancient English It was providently designed to repair the waste daily liquor made of apples, sugar, and ale : drunken

runken made by the frequent attrition in mastification.

Ray. bout: he who revels in such bouts.

How has kind heaven adorned the happy land, The king doth wake to-night, and takes his rouse,

And scattered blessings with a wasteful hand! Addis. · Keeps wassail, and the swaggering upspring reels.

When thus the gathered storms of wretched love,

. Shakspeare. In my swoln bosom, with long war had strove, · I'm loth to meet the rudeness and swill'd insolence

deness and swillid insolence Laid all the civil bonds of manhood waste, Of such late wassailers.


And scattered ruin as the torrent past. Prior.

The patient is much wasted and enfeebled; and he is WASSOTA, a celebrated fortress of Hindostan,

tan; the more so, because in this confined state of the disin Bejapore, and in the district of the Concan. temper there is generally a great dejection of appetite. There are two forts about 1000 yards from each

Blackmore. other, both situated on rocks nearly perpendicular, See the man, who spacious regions gave and 3000 feet high. The adjacent scenery is of the A waste for beasts, himself denied a grave. Pope. grandest description. In April, 1818, a British Secure the workings of your soul from running to force, accompanied by the rajah, laid siege to it, waste, and even your looser moments will turn to happy and, notwitstanding its great strength, such was the account.

Watts." effect of the British shells, that the governor capi- WASTREL, n. s. From waste. Defined below. tulated in a few days, and delivered up the ladies Their works, both stream and load, lie in several or in safety, along with the family jewels, to the in wastrel, that is, in inclosed grounds or in commons. amount of several lacks of rupees.

Carew. WASTE, v. A., v. n., adj., & Sax. apestan; WATCH, n. S., v. n., & Sax. pæcce; Teut. WASTEFUL, adj. [ n. s. /Teutonic waste ;

WATCH'ER, n. s. [v. a. | wacht ; Swed. wakt. WASTEFULLY, adv. Belgic woesten ; WATCH'FUL, adj.

Forbearance of sleep; WASTE'FULNESS, n. s.

Italian guastare ; WATCH'FULLY, adv. attendance or guard WAST'ER.

Latin vastare. To

WATCH'FULNESS, n. S. involving such fordiminish; consume ; squander ; desolate; wear

WATCH'-HOUSE, Sbearance; vigilance; out : as a verb neuter, to dwindle; be consumed :


place, post, office, or as an adjective, destroyed; useless ; superfluous . as WATCH'-MAKER,

sphere of a guard; a noun substantive, wanton or luxurious con


a man on guard; sumption or destruction ; loss; mischief; desolate


period of the night; or useless ground: the adjective, adverb, and noun


ja pocket clock : to substantives following, correspond.

watch is, to wake; forbear sleep; be vigilant, atHe found him in a desert land, and in the waste

e tentive, or observing: as a verb active, to guard ; howling wilderness.

Deut. xxxij. 10. Man dieth and wasteth away. Job, xiv, 10.

have in keep; tend; observe : the derivatives and In wilderness and wasteful desarts strayed,

compounds are of obvious meaning. To seek her knight.

Spenser. My soul waiteth for the Lord, more than they that Reasons induce us to think it a good work, which watch for the morning.

Psalm cxxx. 6. they, in their care for well-bestowing of time, account Saul sent ministers unto David's house to watch him waste. Hooker and to slay him.

1 Sam. xix. 11. These gentlemen, on their watch,

I will watch over them for evil, and not for good. In the dead waste and middle of the night,

Jer, xlv. Had been thus encountered.

Shakspeare. Be watchful, and strengthen the things ready to die. The fire that mounts the liquor till 't runs o'er,

Rev. iii. Seeming t'augment it, wastes it.

Id. A watchword every minute of the night goeth about In such cases they set them off more with wit, and the walls, to testify their vigilancy. Sandys. activity, than with costly and wasteful expences.

Before her gate high God did sweat ordain,
Bacon. And wakeful watches, ever to abide.

Spenser. Thin air is better pierced, but thick air preserveth Still, when she slept, he kept both watcii and ward. the sound better from waste.

Id. Divers Roman knights,

We have heard the chimes at midnight, master Shal The profuse wasters of their patrimonies,

low. So threaten with their debts, as they will now

--That we have, Sir John : our watchword, hem ! boys Run any desperate fortune. Ben Jonson,


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