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INCONSUMPTIBLE,

adj."(); } sumo. Not to be

There is a perfect inconsistency between that which Irresolution on the schemes of life which offer to is of debt, and that which is of free gift. South. our choice and inconstancy in pursuing them are the

Mutability of temper, and inconsistency with our greatest causes of all our unhappiness. Addison. selves, is the greatest weakness of human nature. As much inconstancy and confusion is there in their Addison. mixtures or combinations; for it is rare to find any of

Woodward. Compositions of this nature, when thus restrained, them pure and unmist. shew that wisdom and virtue are far from being in

Inconstant, blind, consistent with politeness and good humour.

Deserting friends at need, aud duped by foes. Id. Freeholder.

Thomson. 'If a man would register all his opinions upon love,

I hate inconstancy--I loathe, detest, politics, religion, and learning, what a bundle of in Abhor, condemn, abjure, the inortal made consistencies and contradictions would appear at last. Of such quicksilver clay, that in his breast

Swift.

No permanent foundation can be laid.
When inconsistent with a greater good,

"Byron. Don Juan Reason commands to cast the less away.

adj.

. in Dr. Johnson's Irene. INCON'SOLABLE, adj. Fr. inconsolable; wasted, spent, or brought to an end: not to be Lat. in and consolor. Not to be comforted; sor- destroyed by fire. rowful beyond susceptibility of comfort.

Before I give any answer to this objection of preHer women will represent to me that she is incon

tended inconsumptible lights, I would gladly see the solahle, by reason of my unkindness, Addison.

effect undoubtedly proved.

Digby on Bodies. They take pleasure in an obstinate grief, in render.

By art were weaved napkins, shirts, and coats, ining themselves inconsolable.

Fiddes's Sermon.

consumable by fire, and wherein they burnt the bodies of kings.

Browne. INCON'SONANCY, n. s. Lat. in and con INCONTESTABLE, adj. 7 Fr. incontestasono. Disagreement with itself.

INCONTES'TABLY, adv.

ble ; Lat. in and INCONSPICUOUS, adj. Lat. in and con

contestor. Not to be disputed, debated, or conspicio. In and conspicuous. Indiscernible; not perceptible by the sight.

troverted : clear beyond all doubt.

Our own being furnishes us with an evident and When an excellent experimenter had taken pains incontestable proof of a Deity; and I believe no body in accurately filling up a tube of mercury, we found can avoid the cogency of it, who will carefully attend that yet there remained store of inconspicuous bubbles.

to it.

Locke. Boyle. INCONTIGʻUOUS, adj. Lat. in and contigo. INCON'STANCY, n. s. ?

Fr. inconstant;
In and contiguous.

Not touching each other;
INCON'STANT, adj. | Lat. in and consto. not joined together.
Unsteadiness ; mutability; diversity.

Incon They seemed part of small bracelets, consisting of stant, wavering; not firm in resolution; various equally little incontiguous beads.

Boyle. of inclination; wanting perseverance; appli

INCONTINENCE, n. s.

Lat. in and conINCON'TINENCY, n. $.

tineo. Inability to INCONTINENT, adj.

restrain the pasYour inconstance is your confusion. Chaucer. The Sompnoures Tale.

INCON’TINENTLY, adv.

sions : unchaste; I have suffered more for tbeir sakes, more than the indulging unlawful pleasures: an old meaning villainous inconstancy of man is able to bear. of incontinent and 'incontinently is, shunning

Shakspeare. delay; immediately. O swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon, Men shall be lovers of their own selves, faise accuThat monthly changes in her circled orb,

sers, incontinent, fierce. Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. Id. They ran towards the far rebounded noise, Be made the mark

To weet what wight so loudly did lamert; For all the people's hate, the princess' curses,

Unto the place they came incontinent. And his son's rage, or the old king's inconstancy.

Spenser. Faerie Queens Denham. Dispersed all their troupe incontinent, I do not think it a mark of inconstancy to accom And sent thein home to tell a piteous tale modate our measures, as we do the course which we

Of their vaine prowesse turned to their proper bale. steer at sea, to the winds and storms of the political horizon. Milton's Prose Works.

He says he will return incontinent.
Inconstant Sylvia, when yet

Shakspeare.
I had not found him counterfeit,

The cognizance of her incontinency
One morning (I remember well)
Tyed in this silver chain and bell,

Is this; she hath bought the name of whore thus

dearly.
Gave it to me, nay, and I know
What he said then; I'm sure I do. Marvell.

In these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to He is so naturally inconstant, that I marvel his soul

marriage, which they will climb incontinent, or else

be incontinent before marriage. Sinds not some way to kill his body. Sidney,

Come, mourn with me for what I do lament, O Virtue you affect, inconstancy you practise.

And put on sullen black incontinent.

Otway's Orphan.
Trust not a man, we are by nature false,

The cause of this war is no other than that we will
Dissembling, subtile, cruel, and inconstant. Id.
Where Unpreparedness is encountred with unex-

not incontinently submit ourselves to our neighbours. pected Force, Weakness with Violence, Inconstancy with Importunity, there Destruction must needs be

But beauty, like the fair Hesperian tree, not the effect of chance but nature, and by the

Laden with blooming gold, had need the guard closest connexion of causes unavoidable.

of dragon-watch with upinchanted eye,

To save her blossoms, and defend her fruit South's Sermons

From the rash hand of boid incontinenco. Milton.

cable to persons.

2 Tim. ii. 3.

Id.

Id.

Id.

Id. Richard II.

Hayward

[ Id.

INCONTROYERTIBL.E, adj.}

This is my defence :

We are freed from many inconveniences, and we I pleased myself, I shunned incontinence,

enjoy several advantages.

Atterbury. Aad, urged by strong desires, indulged my sense. The things of another world, being distant, operate

Dryden. but faintly upon us; to remedy this inconveniency, wo The words sine veste Dianam agree better with must frequently revolve their certainty and inportance. Livia, who had the fame of chastity, than with either of the Julias, who were both noied of incontinency.

The next amusement mortgages our fields; I.

Slight inconvenience prisons hardly frown, Incontinently I left Madrid, and have been dogged From hateful time if prisons set us free. Young. and waylaid through several nations.

Another inconvenience attending private education

Arbuthnot and Pope. is the suppressing of the principle of emulation, INCONTINENCE, in medicine, signifies an in

without which, it rarely happens that a boy prosecutes his studies with alacrity or success.

Beattie. ability in any of the organs to retain what should

This country, with its eyes open to all the inconrenot be discharged without the concurrence of the

niences of the connexion, but with its memory full of will. It is most frequently used with regard to

all its benefits, and with all the feelings belonging to a diabetes, or an involuntary discharge of urine. them, renewed solemnly the previously existing obSee MEDICINE.

ligations.

Cunning. Lat. in,

INCONVER’SABLE, adj. Lat. in and conwntroverto.

versor. In and conversable. Incommunicative; Indisputable; to a degree beyond controversy

ill-qualified by temper for conversation; unsocial. or dispute.

He is a person very inconversable. More. The Hebrew is incontrovertibly the primitive and surest text to rely upon; and, to preserve the same

INCONVERTIBLE, adj. Lat. in and conuncorrupt, there hath been used the highest caution verto. In and convertible. Not transmutable; humanity could invent. Browne's Vulgar Errours. incapable of change. When any tenet is generally received and adopted

It entereth not the veins, but taketh leave of the as an incontrovertible principle, we seldum look back to

permeant parts, and accompanieth the inconvertible the arguments upon which it was first established.

portion unto the siege.

Browns.
Johnson's Rumbler.
INCONVINCIBLE, udj. ?

Lat. in and conINCONVENIENCE, n. s.

Fr. incon

InconVINCIBLY, adv. Svincor. Not to be INCONVE'NIENCY, n. S. venient ; Lat. in convinced; incapable of conviction. INCONVE’NIENT, adj.

and convenio. INCONVE'NIENTLY, adv. Unfitness; inex

It is injurious unto knowledge obstinately and inconvincibly to side with any one.

Browne. pedience; cause of uneasiness ; disadvantage :

INCOʻNY, adj. Perhaps from in and conn, inconvenient, unfit; incommodious; unseason

to know. Unlearned ; artless. This sense is able; not agreeing either in time, place, or occa

uncertain. In Scotland it denotes mischiesion.

vously unlucky: as, he's an incony fellow. Seying the manyfolde inconvenience

This seems to be the meaning of Shakspeare. Falling by unbrydled prosperite Whiche is not tempered with moral prudence,

O’my troth, ilost sweet jests, most incony vulgar

wit, Moved I am, bothe by right and equite,

When it comes so smoothly off. Shakspeare. To youthe's wele som what for to endite.

INCORʻPORAL, adj.

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Fr. incorChaucer. Prologue to the Remedie of Love. INCORPORAL'ITY, n. s.

porel; Lat. They lean to their own customs, though they be

Incor'PORALLY, adv.

in and cormore unjust, and more inconvenient for the common Incor'PORATE, v. a., v. n. & adj. I pus. These people. Spenser on Ireland. Incorporation, n. s.

Swords have We are not to look that the church should change INCORPOʻREAL, adj.

opposite her publick laws, although it chance that for some par- INCORPOREALLY, adv.

meanings : ticular men the same be found inconvenient, especially INCORPORE'ITY, n. $.

incorporal, when there may be other remedy against particular INCORPSE', v. a.

incorporainconveniences.

Hooker.

lity, incorporally, signify immaterial; distinct They plead against the inconveniences, not the un

from matter, as do also incorporeal, incorporelawfulness of popish apparel ; and against the incom. ally; incorporate is to mingle into a mass; to venience, not the unlawfulness of ceremonies in burial.

Id.

conjoin as one body; to form into a corporaThere is a place upon the top of mount Athos

tion; to unite, associate, embody: incorporeity above all clouds of rain, or other inconvenience.

is immateriality: incorpse, to unite in one body; Raleigh's History.

in the former words in is used as a privative, Man is liable to a great many inconreniences every

in the latter it has the force of increase or addimoment, and is continually unsecure even of life it. tion. sel!

Tillotson. The apostle atfirmeth plainly of all men Christian, The inconvenience of old age makes him incapable that be they Jews or Gentiles, bond or free, they are of corporal pleasures.

Dryden. all incorporated into one company, they all make but Would not quickness of sensation be an inconveni- oue body.

Hooler ence to an animal, that must lie still where chance In him we actually are, by our actual incorporation has once placed it?

Locke. into that society which hath him for their head. He knows that to be inconvenient, which we falsely

d think convenient for us.

Smalridge. Villainous thoughts, Roderigo, when these mutualConsider the disproportion between the worst in- ties so marshal the way, hard at hand comes he masconveniences that stand in compliance with men, and ter and maiu exercise, the incorporate conclusion. the eternal displeasure of God.

Rogers.

Shukspeare. Othello.

RATION.

Who the swelling clouds in bladders ties, sions. Their number varies in the different royai To mollify the stubborn clods with rain,

boroughs, and they have more or less share in And scattered dust incorporate again? Sandys.

the government of their respective burghs acBy your leaves, you shall not stay alone

cording to the constitution of each. See CORPOTill holy church incorporate two in one.

Shakspeare.
INCORRECT, adj.

Lat. in and cor-
Upon my knees
I charm you, by that great vow

INCORRECT'LY, adv. rigo. That which Which did incorporute and make us one.

Id.

INCORRECT'NESS, n. s. is faulty or cannot It is Casca, one incorporate

IncorʻRIGIBLE, adj. be corrected; inTo our attempts.

Id, Julius Caesar,
INCOR'RIGIBLENESS, n. s.

accurate; full of Your most grave belly was deliberate,

INCORʻRIGIBLY, adv. faults : incorrigiNot rash, like his accusers, and thus answered : ble, applied to persons who cannot be reformed True is it, my incorporate friends, quoth he, or amended, and to things which cannot be imThat I receive the generai food at first,

proved: incorrigibleness, hopeless depravity: Which you do live upon.

Id. Coriolanus, Why do'st thou Send thine eye on vacancy,

incorrigibly, wicked beyond the possibility of

reform. Au with the incorporal air doest hold discourse?

Shakspeare.

Some men appear incorrigibly mad,
He grew unto his seat,

They cleanliness and company renounce.
As he had been incorpsed and demy-natured

Roscommon. With the brave horse.

Id. Hamlet. What we call penitence becomes a sad attestation Moses forebore to speak of angels, and things invi- of our incorrigibleness.

Decay of Piety. sible and incorporate.

Raleigh.

Provoked by these incorrigible fools, It is a virtue which may be called incorporeal and

I left declaiming in pedantick schools. Dryden. immateriate, whereof there be in nature but few.

What are their thoughts of things, but variety of Bacon. incorrigible error!

L'Estrange. Hearing striketh the spirits more inimediately than

I would not have chiding used, much less blows, the other senses, and more incorporeally than the 'till obstinacy and incorrigibleness make it absolutely smelling. Id. necessary

Locke. Make proof of the incorporation of iron with flint;

Whilst we are incorrigible, God may in vengeance for if it can be incorporated without over great charge,

continue to chastise us with the judgment of war. the cheapness of the fint doth make the compound

Smalridge. stuff profitable.

Id, The piece you think is incorrect : why take it; This, with some little additional, may further the I'm all submission; what you'd have it, make it. intrinsick incorporation. Id. Natural History.

Pope. The same is incorporated with a majority, and nam

The most violent party-men are such as have dis. eth burgesses to parliament.

Carew. covered least sense of religion or morality; and when Death and I

such are laid aside, as shall be found incorrigible, it Are found eternal, and incorporate both. Milton.

will be no difficulty to reconcile the rest. Swift, Thy soul

INCORRUPT, adj. I'r. incorruptible ; In real darkness of the body dwells,

INCORRUP'TED, adj. Lat. in and corShut out from outward light,

INCORRUPTIBIL'ITY, n. s. ruptus.

Pure in T' incorporate with gloomy night.

INCORRUPTIBLE, adj. Thus incorporeal spirits to sinallest forms

conduct and prinReduced their shapes immense.

INCORRUPTION, n. s.
Id.

ciples; free from Courtesy, that seemed incorporated in his heart,

INCORRUPT'NESS, n. s.

depravity: incorwould not be persuaded by danger to offer any offence. ruptibility, insusceptibleness of corruption or

Sidney. decay: incorruptible, not admitting decay; pure: It is not universally true, that acid salts and oils incorruptness, purity of manners; honesty; inwill not incorporate or mingle.

Boyle. tegrity. A mind above the power of bribes is Sense and perception must necessarily proceed incorruptible. from some incorporeal substance within us. Bentley.

So also is the resurrection of the dead : it is soka The idolaters, who worshipped their images as gods, in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.

1 Cor. supposed some spirit to be incorporated therein, and so Philo, in his book of the world's incorruptibility, to make together with it a persou fit to receive a wor- alledgeth the verses of a Greek tragick poet. ship.

Stillingfleet. All this learning is ignoble and mechanical among

Sin, that first them, and the Confutian only essential and incorporate Distempered all things, and, of incorrupt, in their government.

T'emple. Corrupted.

Müton's Paradise Lost It finds the mind unprepossessed with any former In such abundance lies our choice, potions, and so easily gains upon the assent, grows up As leaves a great store of fruit untouched, with it, and incorporates into

South. Still hanging incorruptible. The Romans did not subdue a country to put the Probity of mind, integrity, and incorrutpnes of johabitants to fire and sword, but to incorporate them

manners, is preferable to fine parts and subtile specu. into their own community. Addison's Freeholder. lations.

Incorporated minds will always feel some inclination Our bodies shall be changed into incorruptible and towards exterior acts, ritual observances.

immortal substances, our souls be entertained with Johnson, Rambler.

the most ravishing objects, and both continue happy INCORPORATIONS, or trades, in the polity of the throughout all eternity. Royal boroughs of Scotland, are societies of

INCORRUPTIBILES, INCORRUPTIBLES, in tradesmen or artists, incorporated by royal charter, ecclesiastical history, the name of a sece which and endowed with certain exclusive privileges, sprang out of the Eutychians. Their distinguishagreeably to the nature of their respective profes- ing tenet was, that the body of Jesus Christ was

Id.

Haketoill.

Woodward.

Id.

tin,

Incorruptible; by which they meant, that after, From fifty to threescore he loses not much in fancy; and from the time wherein he was formed in the and judgment, the effect of observation, still increases. womb of his holy mother, he was not susceptible

Dryden. of any change or alteration; not even of any

For three years he lived with large increase natural and innocent passions, as of hunger, In arms of honour, and esteemed in peace. thirst, &c.; so that he eat without any occasion

Those grains which grew produced an increase beyond expecta:ion.

Mortimer's Husbandry. before his death, as well as after his resurrection. And hence they took their name.

Henry, in knots, involved his Emma's name

Upon this tree; and, as the tender mark, INCRAS'SATE, v. a.

Lat. in and crassus.

Grew with the year and widened with the bark: INCRASSA’TION, n. s. The act of thickeniog, Venus had heard the virgin's soft address, InCras'sative, n. s.

Sand the state of grow- That as the wound the passion might increase. ing thick, are called incrassation : incrassate, to

Prior. make thick: incrassative, having the quality of Since the desire is infinite, nothing but the absolute thickening.

and increased Infinite can adequately fill it. Cheyne. The two latter indicate restringents to stanch, and

Him young Thoasa bore the bright increase incrassatives to thicken the blood.

Pope's Odyssey. Harvey.

Of Phorcys. Nothing doth conglaciate but water; for the deter- Hail, bards triumphant ! born in happier days, mination of quicksilver is fixation, that of milk

Whose honours with increase of ages grow,

coagulation, and that of oil incrassation.

Browne. As streams roll down, enlarging as they fow. Pipe. If the cork be loo light to sink under the surface, Methinks they both, as we recede from them, the body of water may be attenuated with spirits of Appear to join the innumerable stars wine ; if too heavy, it may be incrassated with salt. Which are around us, and as we move on Id. Vulgar Errours. Increase their myriads.

Byron's Cain. Acids dissolve or atlenuate; alcalies precipitate or

INCREDIBIL'ITY, n. s. Fr. incredibia incrassate.

Newton's Opticks. Acids, such as are austere, as unripe fruits, produce

INCRED'IBLE, adj.

lité, incredule ; Latoo great a stricture of the fibres, incrassate and coagu

INCRED'IBLENESS, n. S.

incredibilis, INCRED'IBLY, adv.

incredulus. late the fluids ; from whence pains and rheumatism.

SurArbuthnot. INCREDU’LITY, n. S. passing belief: the INCREASE', v. n., v. a., & n. $. ?

Lat. in

INCRED'ULOUS, adj. quality or manner INCREA'SER, n. s.

S and cresco.

INCRED'ULOUSNESS, n. s. of being not to be To grow more in number, or greater in bulk; to

believed. Incredulity, hardness of belief; refusal advance in quantity or value, or in any quality of credit to testimony; the state or disposition capable of being more or less'; to be fértile; to of unbelief. make more or greater : increase, augmentation; The ship Argo, that there might want no incredible addition to the original stock; produce; genera- thing in this fable, spoke to them, Raleigh. tion; progeny; the state of waxing or growing He was more large in the description of paradise, full orbed: increaser, he who increases.

o take away all scruple from the incredulity of future Take thou no usury of him nor increase.

Id. Levit. ages. Hear and observe to do it, that it may be well with

I am not altogether incredulous but there may be thee, and that ye may increase mightily.

such candles as are made of salamander's wood, beDeut. vi. 3.

ing a kind of mineral which whiteneth in the burnHe hath incrcased in Judah mourning and lamenta

ing, and consumeth not.

Bacon. tion.

Sam.

Yet God has wrought this as incredible I will increase the famine.

Ezek. v. 16.

For his people of old : what hinders now? I will increase them with men like a lock.

Milton's Samson Agonistes. 1. xxxvi.

For objects of incredibility, none are so removed Profane and vain babbling will increase unto more

from all appearance of truth as those of Corneille's ungodlincss.

2 Tim. ii. 16.
Andromede,

Dryden. Hye thee from this slaughter-house,

Presenting things impossible to view, Lest thou increase the number of the dead.

They wander through incredible to true.

Granville. Shakspeare. Into her womb convey sterility;

INCR E’MABLE, adj. Lat. in and cremo. Dry up in her the organs of increase,

Not cor.sumable by fire. And from her derogate body never spring a babc. If from the skin of the salamander these increma

Id.

ble pieces are composed. Browne's Vulgar Errours. Sceds, hair, nails, hedges, and herbs, will grow soonest, if set or cut in the increase of the moon.

INCREMENT, n. s. Lat. incrementum. The Bacon's Natural History.

act of growing greater; increase or produce. Upon his shield a palm-tree still increased,

Divers conceptions are concerning the Nile's incre. Though many weights its rising arıs depressed :

ment, or inundation. Browne's Vulgar Errours. His word was, “ Rising most, by being most oppressed.'

The orchard loves to wave Fletcher': Purple Island, With Winer winds: the loosened roots then drink As Hesiod sings, spread waters o'er thy field, Large increment, earnest of happy years. Phillips. And a most just and glad increase 'twill yield.

This stratum is expanded at top, serving as the se

Denham, Our maker bids increase ; who bids abstain

minary that furnisheth matter for the formation and

increment of animal and vegetable bodies. But our destroyer, foe to God and man? Milton.

Woodward. Fishes are more numerous or increasing than beasis or lirds, as appears by their numerous spawn. Hale.

IN CREPATE, v.a. / Lat. increpo, increIt serves to increase that treasure, or to preserve it. INCREPATION, 1.9. I patio. To chide: re

Temple. prehension.

upon him.

The admonitions, fraternal or paternal, of his fel- by frequent admonitious; to enforce by repes low Christians, or of the governors of the church, tition. Inculcation, repeated admonition. then more publick reprehensions and increpations. Manifest truth may deserve sometimes to be incul

Hamniond.

cated, because we are too apt to forget it. Atterbury. INCRUST', v. a. Fr. incruster; Latin Homer continually inculcates morality and piety to INCRUSTATE, V. a. incrusto. To cover with

the gods.

Broome's Notes to Pope's Odyssey. INCRUSTA'Tion, n. S. an additional coat ad

His teachers would have known what peculiar pre. hering to the internal matter ; a covering ; some

cepts and examples it was most expedient to inculcate

Beattie. thing superinduced. The finer part of the wood will be turned into air,

INCULT, adj. Fr. incultus ; Lat. inculte. and the grosser stick baked and incrustate upon the

Uncultivated; untilled. sides of the vessel,

Bacon

Her forests huge, Having such a prodigious stock of marble, their Incult, robust and tall, by Nature's hand chapels are laid over with such a rich variety of incrus Planted of old.

Thomson's Autumn. tations as cannot be found in any other part,

INCULPABLE, adj.? Latin inculpabilis. Addison on Italy. INCULPABLY, adv.

Not deserving blame: Some rivers bring forth spars, and other mineral

not in a responsible manner. batter so as to cover and incrust the stones.

Woodward.

As to errors or infirmities, the frailty of man's conAny of these sun-like bodies in the centres of the

dition has invincibly, and therefore inculpably, exposed him.

South. several vortices, are so incrustated and weakened as to be carried about in the vortex of the true sun.

Ignorance, so far as it may he resolved into natural Cheyne.

inability, is, as to men at least, inculpable, and couseSave but our army, and let Jove incrust

quently not the object of scorn, but pity. I. Swords, pikes, and guns, with everlasting rust. INCUM’BENCY, n. s.

}, Latin, incumbo.

Pope. INCUM'bent, adj. & n. s. $ The act of lying The shield was purchased by Woodward, who in- upon another; the state of keeping a benefice. crusted it with a new rust. Arbuthno! and Pope. Incumbent, resting; lying upon; imposed as How was my heart incrusted by the world;

a duty; obligatory. Incumbent, the present O how self-fettered was my grov'ling soul. Young.

possessor of an ecclesiastical benefice. IN CUBATE, v. n. Lat. incubo. To sit

Then with expanded wings he steers his fight INCUBA'TION, n. s. upon eggs: the act of Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air,

IN'CUBUS, n. s. sitting upon eggs to That felt unusual weight. Milton's Paradise Lost. hatch them. Incubus, the night-mare.

The ascending parcels of air, having now little Women may now go safely up and down

more than the weight of the incumbent water to surIn every bush, and under every tree,

mount, were able both so to expand themselves as to Ther is none other Incubus but he

fill up that part of the pipe which they pervaded, And he ne will don bem no dishonour,

and, by pressing every way against the sides of it, to Chaucer. The Wif of Bathes Tale. lift upwards with them what water they found above Whether that vitality was by incubation, or how the n.

Boyle. else, is only known to God.

Raleigh.

With wings expanded wide ourselves we'll rear, Birds have eggs enough at first conceived in them And fly incumbent on the dusky air. Dryden. to serve them, allowing such a proportion for every There is a double duty incumbent upon us in the year as will serve for one or two incubations. Ray. exercise of our powers.

L'Estrange. The incubus is an indation of the membranes of the

Thus, if we think and act, we shall shew ourselves stomach, which hinders the motion of the diaphragma, duly mindful not only of the advantages we receive from lungs, and pulse, with a sense of a weight oppressing thence, but of the obligations also which are incumbent the breast.

Floyer.
upon us.

Atterbury As the white of an egg, by incubation, so can the

In many places the whole ecclesiastical dues are in serum by the action of the fibres be attenuated.

Arbuthnot.

lay hands, and the incumbent lieth at the mercy of his When the whole tribe of birds by incubation, pro

patron.

Swift. duce their young, it is a wonderful deviation, that

These fines are only to be paid to the bishop, dursome few families should do it in a more novercal way.

ing his incumbency in the same see.

Id. Derham,

Man is the destined prey of pestilence,

And o'er his guilty domes INCUBUS, or Night Mare, is a disease con

She draws a close incumbent cloud of death. sisting in oppression of the breast, so very vio

Thomson. lent, that the patient cannot speak or even

While full of death, and fierce with ten-fold frost breathe. The Greeks call it epiałtns, q. d. leaper, The long long night, incumbent o'er their heads, or one that rusheth on a person. In this disease Falls horrible.

Id. the senses are not uite lost, but drowned and

Here the rebel giants lyé; astonished, as is the understanding and imagi And, when to move the incumbent load they try, nation; so that the patient seeins to think some Ascending vapours on the day prevail.

Addison. huge weight thrown on him, ready to strangle But though there were only one nation, one family, him. Children are very liable to this distem

or one person, upon the earth, certain duties would per; so are corpulent people, and men of much

be incumbent on that nation, family or person. study and application of mind, by reason the stomach in all these finds some difficulty in di An INCUMBENT, or minister, resident on his gestion.

benefice, is so called, because he does, or at least INCULCATE, v. a. Fr. inculquer; Lat. ought to, bend his whole study to discharge the INCULCATE, 1. s. Sinculco. To impress cure of his church.

Beattie.

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