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question, and attempts not to impose either by Odours do in a small degree nourish, and we see words or artifice. You perceive by bis embar- men an hung red love to smell hot brcad. Bacm. rassment that he is unaccustomed to low arts, his The more fat water will bear soap best ; for the good temper evidently counteracts the feeling of hungry water doth kill its unctuous nature. Id. poverty, which is therefore borne with case and Widely they gape, and to the eye they roar, content. Shirt and skin, and little else, are to

As if they hungered for the food they borc. be scen, except his long hair, which hangs loosely over bis shoulders; and all these are scarcely to

Yea, povertic and liunyet dild produce,

The best inventions, and, of chiefest use. be distinguished from each other, so disguised

G. Withers. are they by filth and negligence. The appearance

I content me, in drizzling weather of the honiys-strass, which And from the sting of famine fear no harm, is the district of the Jews, is little more attractive Nor mind it, fed with better thouzlits that feed tlian the quarter frequented by the peasants. Me hung'ring more to do my Father's will. Whoever feels inclined to study the character of this people will now find an ample opportunity.

Thyself Here they swarm together like bees, fix them Bred up in poverty and straits at home; selves on the passenger who appears likely to

Lost in a desert here, and hungerbit.

14. trade with them, or traffic amongst themselves

And when your loose desires once get dominion, with affected grimaces and assumed appearance

No hungry cburl feeds coarser at a feast:

m of activity; while they look with their eyes


or "very rauk fool goes down. Otway's Orphan,

Thus much to the kind rural gods we owe, turned both towards the right and towards the

Who pitied suttering mortals long ago; lett, on a bundred objects at a time.'

When on harsh acorns hungrily they fed, HUNGER, n. s. & 2.1.) Sax, þungen; And gave e'm nicer palates, better bread. JIUNGERBIT, adj. 1 Swed. hunger;

Drydin. IUNGERBITTEN, culi. | Belg. hunger. De

For hunger of my gold I dir.

Id. HUAGERLY, adj. dude. ( sire of food; the

As to some holy house the afllicted camc, HIUNGERSTANVET), aud. 1 pain felt from fast

The hungersturred, the naked, aad the lame,

Want and diseases, fied before her name. HONGRE), udi.

ing; figuratively,

The subacid part of the animal spirits, being cast HUNGRILY, adu. any violent desire: off by the lower nerves upon the coats of the stoinach, lunur, adi.

hunverbitten, pain- vellicates the fibres, and thereby produces the sense erl, or weakened by hunger: hungerly, with keen we call hunger.

Grew. appetite : hungry, in a figurative sense', is, not But when the sun displays his glorious beams, fat ; not prolitic; fruitful, or inore disposed to And shallow rivers How with silver streams, draw from utlier substances than to impart to Then the deceit the scaly breed survey, them.

Bask in the sun, and look into the day ;

You now a more delusive art inust try Thou shalt serve thine enemies in hunger and in

And tempt their hunyer with a curious fiy thirst. Deut. xxviii. 48.

Gay's Rurul Sporls. His strength shall be hungerbitten. Job xviii. 12. Something viscous, fat, and oily, remaining in the Aud in his herte anon, ther full a thought,

stomach, destroys the sensation of hunger.

Arbuthnot on Aliments. That they for hunger wolden do him dien; Alas! quod he, alas that I was wrought.

She knew that the best feelings must have victual, Chaucer. The Monkes Tale.

And that a shipwrecked youth would hungry be;

Besides being less in love she yawned a little, Then came the autunne, all in yellow clad,

And felt her veins chilled by the neighbouring As though he ioyd in his plentious store,

sea ; Laden with fruits that made him laugh, full glad

And so she cooked their breakfast to a tittle. That he had banisht hunger, which tofore

Byron. Don Juan. Had by the belly oft him pinched sore. Spenser. Fuerie Queene.

Hunger is occasioned by long abstinence from Dirst thou so hunger for my empty chair

food when the body is in health. See ABSIIThat they will necus invest ihre with my honours, VINCE. In funine life may be protracted, with Ljetoro lliy hour be ripe? O, foolish vouth, less misery, by a moderate allowance of water. Thou srik'st the greatuess that will overwhelm for the acrimony and putrefaction of the humors thee,

are obviated by such dilution, the small vessels Stay but a little.

Shakspeare. Honry TV. are kept permeable, and the lungs are furnished That face of his the hungry cannials with that moisture which is essential to the perWould not have touched, would not have stained formance of their functions. Redi, who made with blood.


many experiments to ascertain the effects of My more having, would be as a sauce

fasting on fowls, observed that noue were able to To make me hunger more. Shukspeure. Macbeth. support life beyond the ninth day to whom drink All my followers to the cager foe

was denied; whereas one indulged with water Turn back, and fy like ships before the wind,

lived more than twenty days. Thippocrates has Or lambs pursued by hungersturred wolves.

observed, that children are more atlected by abShakspeare.

stinence than young persons; these more than the his beard

middle-aged ; and the middle-aged more than Grew thin and hungerly, and seemed to ask His sops as he was drinking.


old men. The power to endure famine, however, They are all but stomachs, and we all but food;

must depend no less upon the state of health and They eat as hungerly, and, when they're full,

strength than on the age of the suflerer. They belch us.

Id. To those who by their occupations are expos: You have saved my longing, and I feed

ed to such dreadful calamities, it is of sinous Most hungerly on your sight.

Id. importance to be instructed in the means of al.

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leviating them. The American Indians are said In attempting to recover those who have suf-
to use a composition of the juice of tobacco and fered from famine, great circumspection is
the shells of snails, cockles, and oysters, calcined, required. Warmth, cordials, and food, are the
whenever they undertake a long journey, and are means to be employed; and these may prove too
likely to be destitute of provisions. It is pro- powerful in their operation, if not administered
bable the shells are not burnt into quicklime, with judgment. For the body, by long fasting,
but only so as to destroy their tenacity, and to is reduced to a state of more than infantile debi-
render them fit for levigation. The mass is dried lity; the minuter vessels of the brain, and of the
and formed into pills, of a proper size to be held other organs, collapse for want of fluids to dis-
between the gum and lip, which, being gradually tend them; the stomach and intestines shrink in
dissolved and swallowed, obtund the sensations their capacity; and the heart languidly vibrates,
both of hunger and of thirst. Tobacco, by its having scarcely sufficient energy to propel the
narcotic quality

, seems welı adapted to counter- scanty current of blood. Under such circum-
act the uneasy impressions which the gastric juice stances a proper application of heat seems an
makes on the nerves of the stomach when it is essential measure, and may be effected by placing
empty; and the combination of testaceous pow on each side a healthy man in contact with the
ders with it may tend to correct the secretion patient. Pediluvia or fomentations may also be
that is supposed to be the chief agent in diges- used with advantage. The temperature of these
tion, and which, if not acid, is always united with should be lower than that of the human body,
acidity. To prevent the calamity of famine, at and gradually increased according to the effects
sea, it has been proposed by Dr. Lind, that the of their stimulus. New milk, weak broth, or
powder of salep should constitute part of the water gruel, ought to be employed both for the
provisions of every ship's company. This pow. one and the other; as nutriment may be conveyed
der and portable soup, dissolved in boiling water, into the system this way, by passages probably
form a rich thick jelly; and an ounce of each of the most pervious in a state of fasting, if not too
these articles furnishes one day's subsistence to a long protracted. Wine whey will answer a good
healthy full-grown man. Indeed, from Dr. Per- purpose, and afford an easy and pleasant nourish-
cival's experiments, it appears that salep contains ment. When the stomach has been a little
more nutritious matter, in proportion to its bulk, strengthened an egg may be mixed with the whey,
than any other vegetable production now used as or administered under some other agreeable form.
food. The following composition is greatly ex. The yolk of one was, to Cornaro, sufficient for
tolled by Avicenna, the celebrated Arabian phy meal; and the narrative of this noble Venetian,
sician :-Take sweet almonds and beef suet, of in whom a fever was excited by the addition of
each i lh.; of the oil of violets 2 02.; and of the only two ounces of food in his daily allowance,
roots of marsh mallows 1 oz.: bray these ingre shows, that the return to a full diet should be
dients together in a mortar, and form the mass conducted with great cantion, and by slow gra-
into boluses, about the size of a common nut.' dations.
Gum Arabic might be a good substitute for HUNGERFORD, a market town of Berk-
salep, in the composition already recommended; shire, seated on the Kennet, in a low and watery
and, as it gives such firmness to the mass as to soil. It is a great thoroughfare in the Bath and
require manducation, the saliva, by these means Bristol road, sixty-four miles from London; and
separated and carried into the stomach, would was formerly called Ingleford Charnham Street.
further contribute to assuage the sensations both The constable of this town, who is chosen annu-
of hunger and of thirst.

ally, is lord of the manor, which he holds imme-
With respect to the cause of hunger, it has diately of the crown. They have a horn here
tecn, by turns, attributed to the direct impulse of which holds about a quart, and appears by an
the vital principle, to the frictions of the sides inscription on it to have been given by John of
of the stomach against each other, to the dragging Gaunt, together with a grant of the royal fishery,
of the liver upon the diaphragm, to the action of in a part of the river which abounds with good
bile upon the stomach, to the acrimony and trout and craw-fish. Here is a market on Wed-
acidity of the gastric juice, to fatigue of the con- nesday, and a fair in August.
tracted fibres of the stomach, to compression of

HUNINGUE,or HUNINGUEN, a small, and not
the nerves of this viscus, &c. &c.

long since a very strong, town of the department
Hunger arises, like all other internal sensations, of the Upper Rhine (Alsace, France), the chief
from the action of the nervous system; it has no place of a canton, in the arrondissement of Alt-
other seat than this system itself, and no other kirch. It is a post town, and contains about
causes than the general laws of organisation. 1000 inhabitants. This town is very advantage-

well proves the truth of this assertion ously situated on the left bank of the Rhine, near
, that it sometimes continues though the stomach the frontiers of Switzerland, about a mile and a
is hilled with food; that it cannot be produced half from Bâle. It was dismantled in 1815. by
though the stomach has been some time empty; order of the allied powers, and is now compara-
lastly, that it is so subject to habit as to cease tively a heap of ruins: the inhabitants, discou-
spontaneously after the habitual hour of repast is raged by the injustice with which they regard
over. This is true not only of the feeling which their town as having been treated, have to a great
takes place in the region of the stomach, but also extent abandoned it

. The houses, which were
of the general weakness that accompanies it, burned and demolished during the siege, still re-
and which, consequently, cannot be considered main in the same state as they were left by that
as seal, at least in the first instant in which it is terrible event. The last days previous to the de-

struction of Huninguen were marked by one of

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the most astonishing deeds of arms (say the in Thrace. The Ilunns thus became masters of French) that has been witnessed in our aye, so all the country between the Tanais and Danube fertile in transactions of this kind. • Blockaded in 376, where they continued quietly uill 388, by 25,000 Austrians, its feeble garrison consist- when great numbers of them were taken into the ing of 140 men, united with a few of the inha- pay of Theodosius I. They frequently passed bitants, defended the place with the greatest the Danube, committing the greatest ravages in courage. It was not until twelve days siege, and the western empire : sometimes they fell upon the after having lost half of its defenders, that it eastern provinces, where they put all to fire and made an honorable capitulation, by which the sword. They were often defeated aod repulsed garrison was allowed to retire to the army of the by the Romans, but the empire was now too Loire. The next day a platoon of infantry, two weak to subdue or prevent them from making platoons of artillery, and tive gendarmes, headed incursions; so that they continued to make daily by general Barbarègre, with the officers of his encroachments, and became every day more forstaff, and followed by the wounded, came out of midable than before. In 441 the lungs, under the place, with drums beating, in the presence of Atila, threatened the westerr empire with total the enemy's army and an immense crowd of spec- destruction. This monarch, having made himself tators, astonished that so feeble a company, which master of all the northern countries, from the did not comprise more than fifty effective men, confines of Persia to the banks of the Rhine, incould have made so extraordinary a defence, and vaded Mesia, Thrace, and lyricum; and the treated on equal terms with an army of 25,000.' emperor, not thinking bimself sale in Constantin Iluninguen is twenty-one miles east of Altkirch, nople, withdrew into Asia. Attila then attacked and twenty-seven south-east of Mulhausen. Gaul, where he destroyed several cities, massa

HUNKS, n. s. Isl. hunsker, sordid. A covet- cring the inhabitants. At lase be was driven out ous sordid wretch; a misér; a curmudgeon. by Aetius the Roman general and Theodoric She has a husbanú, a jealous, covetous, old hunks. king of the Goths, and could never afterwards

Dryden, make any progress. About A. D. 452, or 453, The old hunks was well served, to br tricked out of Attila died, and his kingdom was split into a a whole hou for the securing of his puddings.

number of small states by his numerous children,

L'Estrange, who wased perpetual war with each other. The Irus has given all the intimations of being a close Tunus then ceased to be forinidable, and became hunks, worth money.

Addison. daily less able to cope with the other barbarous HUNNIADES (John Corvinus), waywode of nations whom Auila had kept in subjection. Still, Transylvania, a general of the Hungarian armies, however, their dominion was considerable; and who was the terror of the Turks, and repeatedly in the time of Charles the Great they were masdefeated them under Amurath II. and Mahometters of Transylvania, Walachia, Servia, ('arniola, II. He forced both these bloody conquerors to Carinthia, and the greater part of Austria, togeiher raise the siege of Belgrade; but died, to the with Bosnia, Sclavonia, and that part of llungary great grief of all Christendom, in 1456. See Con- which lies beyond the Danube. In 776, while STANTINOPLE,

Charles was in Saxony, two princes of the HUNNS, or lluns, an ancient race, who for- Hunns, Caganus and Juganus, sent ambassadors merly inhabited that part of Sarmatia bordering to him, requesting an alliance with him. Charles on the Palus M otis and the Tanais, the ancient received them with extraordinary marks of boundary between Europe and Asia. Their friendship, and readily complied with their recountry, as described by Procopius, lay north of quest. However, they entered, not long after, into Mount Caucasus, which, extending from the an alliance with Taffila of Bavaria, who had reEuxine to the Caspian Seas, parts Asiatic Sar- volted from Charles. Accordingly Charles, having matia from Colchis, Iberia, and Albania; lying assembled a very numerous army, divided it into on the isthmus between the two seas. Here they two bodies, one of which he commanded himself, resided unknown to other nations, and themselves and the other he committed to the care of his ignorant of other countries, till the year 376. At generals. The two armies entered the country this time a hind pursued by the hunters, or, ac- of the Hunns at different places, ravaged their cording to some authors, an ox stung by a gad- country far and near, burnt their villages, and fly, having passed the marsh, was followed by took all their strong holds. This he continued some Hunns to the other side, where they discófor eight years, till the people were almost totally vered a country inuch more agreeable than their extirpated; nor did the Ilunns ever afterwards own. On their return, having acquainted their recover themselves, or appear as a distinct nacountrymen with what they had seen, the whole tion. nation passed the marsh, and falling upon the The llunns according to Marcellinus were a Alans, who dwelt on the banks of the Tanais, very savage and barbarous nation. They begin almost exterminated them. They next fell upon to practise their cruelty, says Jornandes, upon the Ostrogoths, whom they drove out of their their own children, the very first day they come country, and forced to retire to the plains between into the world, cutting and mangling the cheeks the Borysthenes and the Tanais, now known by of their males, to prevent the growth of hair, the name of Podolea. Then, attacking the l'isi- and to strike terror into the enemy with their goths, they obliged them to shelter themselves in countenances, thus deformed and covered with the most mountainous parts of their country; ull scars. Their food was roots and raw meat, they at last the Gothic nations, finding it impossible being quite unacquainted with the use of fire', to withstand such an inundation of barbarians, and having no houses, nor even huts; but living obtained leave from the emperor Calens to settle in the woods, and on the mountains, where,

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from their infancy, they were inured to hunger, strictest sense for objects not within sight: as
thirst, and all kinds of hardships; nay, they had to chase wild aniinals; to pursue; search fo:
such an aversion to houses, which they called direct, or inanage hounds; to follow the chasc
the sepulchres for the living, that, when they hunt is a pack of hounds; a chase ; a pursuit :
went into other countries, they could hardly be hunter, either the individuals who are engaged in
prevailed upon to come within the walls of any the chase, or the dog that scents the game: huut-
house, not thinking themselves safe. They used ing-horn, a bugle: huntress, a woman that fol-
even 10 eat and sleep on horseback, scarce ever lows the chase : huntsman, one who delights in
dismounting; which induced Zosimus to assert the chase, or the servant who manages it: hunts-
that the Hunns could not walk. Day and night manship, the qualifications of a hunter.
were indifferent to them as to buying, selling,

Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion, or fill the ap-
eating, and drinking. They had no law, nor

petite of the young lions ?

Job xxxviii. 39. religion; but complied with their inclinations,

Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him,
without the least restraint. In war they began

Psalm cxl.
the battle with great fury, and a hideous noise: Within a lodge out of the way,
if they met with a vigorous opposition, their Beside a well in a forest,
fury abated after the first onset; and, when once Where after hunting I loke rest,
put into disorder, they never rallied, but fled in Nature and kind so in me wrought,
the utmost confusion. They were quite unac-

That halfe on slepe they me ybrought.

Chaucer's Dreame
quainted with the art of besieging towns; and
never attacked an enemy's camp. They were a

Methought, I herde an hunter blowe

T'essay his gret horne. faithless nation, and thought themselves no

Chaucer. Boke of the Duchesse. longer bound by the most solemn treaties than

And therwithall Diane gan appeare
they found their advantage in observing them.

With bowe in hond right as an hunteresse.
Hence we often find them breaking into the

Id. The Knightes Tale.
Roman empire, in defiance of the most solemn

Not certainly affirming any thing, but by confer.
engagements. Several corps of Hunns, after
their coming into Europe, served in the Roman ring of times and monuments, I do hunt out

a proba-

Spenser armies against the Goths and other barbarous

Like as a huntsman, after weary chace, nations ; nay, they were ready, for hire, to fight Seeing the game escape from him away, against each other?

Sits down to rest him.

Id. Sonnets.
Hunns, NEPHTHALITE, or the White Hunns, And thou, thrice crowned queen of night, survey
inhabited a rich country, bordering on the north With thy chaste eyé, from thy pale sphere above,
of Persia, and a considerable distance from the Thy huntress' name, that iny full life doth sway.
Sarmatian or Scythian Hunns above described,

with whom they had no intercourse nor the least The hunt is up, the morn is bright and gray;
resemblance either in their persons or manners.

The fields are fragrant, and the woods are green.

They were a powerful nation, and often served

The man that once did sell the lion's skin,
agninst the Romans in the Persian armies; but,

While the beast lived, was kiiled in hunting him. in the reign of the emperor Zeno, being pro

la. voked by Perozes king of Persia laying claim to

I've heard myself proclaimed ; part of their country, they defeated the Persians

And by the happy hollow of a tree, in two pitched battles, slew their king, overran

Escaped the hunt.

Id. King Lear.
all Persia, and held it in subjection for two years,
obliging Cabades, the son and successor of

Of dogs, the valued file

Distinguishes the swift, the slow, the subtle,
Perozes, to pay them a yearly tribute. These

The housekeeper, the hunter.

Id, Macbeth,
Hupns did not wander, like the others, from

At court your fellows every day
place to place; but, contented with their own

Give the art of rhiming, huntsmanship, or play.
country, which supplied them with all necessa-

ries, they lived under a regular government, sub The heart strikes five hundred sorts of pulses in an
ject to one prince, and seldom made in oads, hour, and is hunted into such continual palpitations,
unless provoked, into either the Persian or through anxiety, that fain would it break.
Roman territories. They lived according to

Harvey on Consumptions,
their own laws, and deali uprightly with one

Down irom a hill the beast that reigns in woosis,
another, as well as with the neighbouring people. First hunter then, pursued a gentle brace,
Each of their great men used to choose twenty Goudliest of all the forest, hart and hind.

Shall I call
or more companions to enjoy with him his

Antiquity from the old schools of Greece, wealth, and partake of all his diversions ; but,

To testify the arms of chastity ?
upon his decease, they were all buried with him

Hence had the huntress Dian her dread bow,
The Nephthalites were,

Fair silver-shafted queen, for ever cbaste.
however, a far more civilised nation than the

Such game, whilst yet the world was new,
Scythian Hunns, who, breaking into the empire,

The mighty Nimrod did pursue :
filled most of the provinces of Europe with What huntsman of our feeble race,
blood and slaughter.

Or dogs, dare such a monster chace?

HUNT, v.a., v. n., & n. s. Sax. þuntian, The common hunt, though from their rage re-
Hug'TER, N. S.

from þundd, a

strained HUNTING-HORN, N. S.

dog. The lead- By sovereign power, her company disdained,

ing idea in this Grinncd as they passed.
Hun TSMAN, n. s.
word is searching

Dryden. Hind and Panther.

after; and in the

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Another's crimes the unhappy hunter bore,

fessors. His father has designed him for the Gluiting his fatier's eyes with guiltless gore.

church; but, becoming acquainted with the

Id. Eneid. celebrated Dr. Cullen, he resolved to devote Apply this moral rather to the huntsman, that himself to the profession of physic. His father manayed the chace, than to the master. L'Estandje' havinr consented, he, in 1737, went to reside One followed study and knowledge, and another

with Dr. Cullen, and at the end of three years it hawkiag and hunting.


was agreed that he should prosecute his mediVery much of kin to this is the hunting after arru

cal studies in Edinburgh, and London. He acments to make good one side of a question, and wholly to neglect and refuse those which favor the cordingly set out for Emburgh in November other side.

Id. 1740; where he attended the lectures of the This was the arms or device of our old Roman mtuical professors. Dr. Douglas soon after hunters ; a passage of Manilius lets us know the invited him into his family to assist iu his dissecpagan hunters had Meleager for their patron. tions, and to superintend the education of his

Addison. son; and by his friendly assistance enabled bim le hunts a pack of dogs better than any, aud is to enter as a surgeon's pupil at St. George's famous for findiny, harcs.


Hospital under Mr. James Wilkie, and as a dis

IL We should single every criminal out of the herd,

' secting pupil under Dr. Frank Nichols. He and hunt him down, however forinidable and over

" scon became expert in dissection, and Dr. grown; and, on the contrary, shelter and defend vir

Douglas was at the expense of having several of tut'.

10. On the old pagan tombs, masks, hunting matches. his preparations engraved. In 1743 he comuwuand Bacchanals are very cominon. Id. on Italy.

nicated to the Royal Society an Essay on the Whilst a boy, Jack ran from school,

Structure and Diseases of articulating Cartilages. Fond of his hunting-hurn and pole, Prior. At length an opportunity occurred for the dis

To vain palignant streams and winter fogs play of his abilities as a teacher of anatomy. Load the dull air, and hover round our coasts; A society of navy surgeons had an apartment The huntsman ever gay, robust, and bold,

in Covent Garden, where they engaged the Defies the noxious vapor and contides

late Mr. Samuel Sharpe to deliver a course of In this delightful exercise to raise

lectures on the operations of surgery. Mr. His drooping head, and cheer his heart with joy.

Sharpe continued to repeat this course, il, find.

Somerrille's Chuse. Bold Nimrod first the savage chacc began,

ing that it interfered too much with his other A mighty hunter, and his game was man. Pope.

engagements, he declined the task in favor of Let old Arcadia boast her ample plain,

Mr. Hunter; who gave the society so much The iminortal huntress, and her virgin train;

satisfaction, that, in the winter of 1716, they reNor envy Windsor,

Id. quested him to extend bis plan to anatomy, and Would Edwin this majestic scene resign

gave him the use of their room for his lectures. For aught the huntsman's puny craft supplies ? In 17417 he was admitted a member of the corAb! no: he better knows great nature's charms to poration of surycons; and in the spring of 1718, prize.


soon after the close of his lectures, he set out in Mild was the morn, the sky serene,

company with his pupil, Ur. James Douglas, on The jolly hunting band convenc,

a tour through Holland to Paris. He returned The beagle's breast with ardour burns,

to Londoa early enough to begin his winter The bounding steed the champaign spurns,

course of lectures about the usual time. Dr. And fancy oft the game descries

Douglas had now acquired considerable reputaThrouyl the hound's nuse and huntsman's eyes.

tion in midwifery; which induced Mr. Hunter Id

to direct his views chiefly to the same practice; Behold ine, earth, what is the life he hunts for,

and he was elected surgeon, first to the MiddleCome to my cave', thou human hunter come.

Maturin. sex, and soon afterwards to the British Lying-in What is here?

Hospital. In 1750 he obtained the degree of Who seems net of my trade, and yet hath reached M. D. from the university of Glasgow, and A height which none even of our mountaineers, began to practise as a physician; when he Save our best hunters may attain.

quitted the family of Mrs. Douglas and went to

Byron. Manfred. reside in Jermyn Street. In 1756 he was adHUNT (Thomas, D. D., a learned oriental mitted a licentiate of the Royal College of Physcholar of the last century, was born in 1696, sicians. Soon after he was elected a member of and graduated at Oxford in 1721 as A. M. In the Medical Society; and to the Observations 1738 he was elected Arabic professor in that and Enquiries, published by that society, he at university; and his inauguration address on this different periods contributed several valuable occasion has been printed. In 1744 he took his papers. In 1762, when the queen became prerdoctor's degree, and three years after became nant, Dr. Hunter was consulted ; and in 1764 regius professor of Hebrew and canon of Christ. he was appointed physician extraordinary to her church. He wrote also Observations on the majesty. In 1767 Dr. Hunter was elected Proverbs, wbich with his Sermons were edited by F. R. S.; and in 1768 communicated to that Dr. Kennicott in 1774.

learned body observations on the bones, comHunter (Dr. William), a celebrated ana- monly supposed to be elephants' bones, which tomist and physician, was born in 1718, at hilhave been found near the Ohio in America. bride in Lanarkshire. At fourteen his father In 1768 he became a fellow of the Society of sent him to the college of Glasgow, where he Antiquaries; and, at the institution of a Royal spent five years; and by his prudent behaviour Acadeiny of Arts, he was appointed by his maand diligence acquired the esteem of the pro- jesty to the office of professor of anatomy. In

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