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Tell your master that the horses want sboeing. This murtherous shaft that's sbot

Sriji. Hath not yet lighted; and odr safest way 2. To cover at the bottom.

Is to avoid the aim.

Shaksparta The wheel compos'd of crickets bones,

A pomp of winning graces waited still, And daintily made for the nonce,

And from about her sbot darts of desire For fear of rattling on the stones,

Into all eyes to wish her stili in sight. Milton. With thistle down they sbod it. Drayton, 3. To let off: used of the instrument. SHOE'BOY. 7. s. [sbae and boy.] A boy The men shoot strong shoots with their bows. that cleans shoes.

Abbot. If I employ a sbseboy, is it in view to his ad The two ends of a bow sbot off, fly from one Vantage, or my own convenience ? Szvijt. another.

Boyle. SHOETSG-HORN. N. s. [spoe and horn.

Men who know not hearts should make ex1. A horn used to facilitate the admission

ampies;

Which, like a warning-piece, must be shot off, of the foot into a narrow shce.

To fright the rest from crimes. Dryder, 2. Any thing by which a transaction is

4. To strike with any thing shot. facilitated; any thing used as a medium: Not an hand shall touch the mount, but he in contempi.

shall be stoned or sbot through. Exodus, Most of our fine young ladies retain in their service supernumerary and insignificant fellows, 5. To emit new parts, as a vegetable. which they use like whitllers, and commonly call

None of the trees exalt themselves, neither sboot

up

their slo inzeras.

Spectator.

top among the thick boughs.

Ezekiel, I have been an arrant shoeing-born for above

A grain of mustard groweth up and shootetta these twenty years. I served my mi tress in thac

out great branches,

Mark, capacity above five of the number before she

Tell like a tall old oak, how learning shoots was shot. Though she had many who made

To heaven her branches, and to hell her roots. their applications to her, I always thought my

Denham, self the best shoe in her shop. Spectator.

6. To emit ; to dart or thrust fortb. SHO'E VAKER. n. s. [shoe and maker.]

That gently warms One r hose trade is to make shoes.

The universe, and to each inward part A cobler or sboemaker may find some little With gentle penetration, though unseen, fault with the latchet of a shoe that an Apelles Sboots invisible virtue ev'n to the deep. Milton. had painted, when the whole figure is such as

Ye who pluck the flow'rs, none but an Apelles could paint.

Watts.

Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting. Dryd. SHOʻETYE, ". s. [shoe and tye.] The The last had a star upon its breast, which shos

riband with which women tie their forth pointed beams of a peculiar lustre. Addiso shoes.

Fird by the corch of noon to tenfold rage, Madam, I do, as is iny duty,

Th' infuriate hill forth sboots the pillar'd tiame.

Thomson. Honour the shadow of your sboetye. Hudibras. SHOG. n. s. (trom shock.] Violent con 7. To push suddenly. So we say, to s.boot cu sion.

a bolt or lock. Another's diving bow he did adore,

I have laughed sometimes when I have rem Wrich, with a sbog, casts all the hair before. flected on those men who have sbot themselves

Dryden. into the world; some bolting out upon the stage He will r'ather have the primitive man to be with vast applause; and some hissed off, quitting produced in a kind of digesung balneum, where

it with disgrace.

Dryden, all the arrier lees may subside, and a due equi The liquid air his moring pinions wound, librium be inaintained, not disturbed by any such And in the moment shoot him on the ground. ride and violent sbogs that would ruffle and break

Dryden. ail we lirsie stamina of the embryon. Bentley. 8. To push forwartt. To SHOG 2. a. To shake; to agitate by They that see me shoot out the lip, they shake sudlen interrupted impulses.

the head.

Psalms. After it is washed, they put the remnant into

9. To fit to each other by planing: a work. av olendish, the which they softly shog to and

man's term. fro in ine water, until the earthy substance be

Carew.

Straight lines in joiners language are called a 016. The preterit of shine.

joint ; that is, two pieces of wound that are shot, All his father in him shone.

Milton.

that is, planed, or else pared with a paring chisa sel,

Moxon, 5:100%. The preterit, and in poetry par

10. To pass through with swiftness. ticiple passive, of shake.

Thus having said, shocinks beneath the ground Tixallan, sbcaé by Montezuma's pow'rs,

With furious haste, and shoots the Stygian sound. Has, to resist bis forces, callid in ours. Drydon.

Dryden. To S4001.v.a. preterit I shot; participle To Shoot. v. 1..

stat or sbotten. irc-dtan, Saxon.] 1. To perform the act of shooting, or 1. To discharge any thing so as to make emitting a missile weapon. it Sy with speed or violence.

The archers have sorciy grieved him, and sbet Light at hira.

Genesis. 3Lost: fur into the bosom of dim night

When he has shot his best, he is sure that A gimmering dawn. Milton. noue ever did sboot better.

Temple. 2. To dixharge as from a bow or gun. A shining barvest either host displays, I ort you much, and, like a witless youth,

And shoots against the sun with equal rays. Dryd. That which I owe is lost; but if you please

When you sboot, and shut one eye, To sto an arrow that self way

You cannot think he would deny
Wuch you did : boet the first, I do not doubt

To lend the other friendly aid,
To find boca.
Sbatspeare. Or wink, as coward and afraid.

Prior,

Aired aray.

2. To germinate ; to increase in vegetable

growth.

Popt.

Such trees as love the sun do not willingly descend far into the earth; and therefore they are commonly trees that skoot up much. bacon.

Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth, Bacon.
The trte at once both upward sboots,
And just as much grows downward to the roots.

Cisaveland.
The monarch nak, the patriarch of the trees,
Shoots rising up, and spread: by slow degrees.

Dryden.
Nor will the wither'd stock be green agallha
Eut the wild olive sbasis gand shades the un rate-
ful plain.

Dryden.
New creatures rise,
A moving mass at tyst, and short of thighs;
Till shooting out with legs, and imp'd with wings.

Dryden. The corn laid up by ants would shoot under ground, if they did not bite off all the buds; and therefore it will produce nothing. Addison. A wild where weeds and flow'rs promiscuous

sbrot, Or garden tempting with forbidden fruit. Pope. 3. To form itself into any shape, by emis

sions from a radical particle.

If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shout into crystals:

Bucon. Although exhaled, and placed in cold conservatories, it will crystallize and sbost into glacious bodies.

Brotun. That rude mass will shoot itself into several forins, till it make an habitable world: the steady hind of providence being the invisible guide of all its motions.

Burnet., Expressed juices of plants, boiled into the consistence of a syrup, and set into a coolplace, the essential salt will showt upon the sides of the vessels.

Arbuthnot. 4. To be emitted.

There sbat a streaming lamp along the sky, Which on the winged lightning seem'd to fly.

Dryden. Tell them that the rays of light short fiom the sun to our earth at the rate of one hundred and eighty thousand miles in the second of a minute, they stand aghast at such talk.

Watts.
The giand otherial bow
S boots up immense.

Tbomson. 5. To protuberate; to jet out.

The land did sbost out with a very great propicntory, bending that way.

Abbot. This valley of the Tirol lies inclosed ou all sides by the Alps, though its dontiniors sbect out into several branches among the breaks of the mountains.

Allison. 6. To pass as an arrow.

Thy ucrds shoot thro' ny heart,
Melt my resulves, and turn me all to love.

dddison. 7. To become any thing hy sudden growth.

Materials dark and crude,
Of spiritous fiery spume, till touch'd
With heaven's ray, and temper’d, they sboot

forth
So beauteous, opening to the ambient light.

Alilton.
Let me but live to shadow this young plant
From blites and storms: he 'll soon sboot up a
hero.

Dryden.
8. To more swiftly along.
A shooting star in autumn thwarts the night.

Mitton,
Where Tigris at the foot of Paradise
Into a gulpk slot under ground, till

part
Rose up a fountain by the tree of lite. Miltun.

At first she fiuiters, but at length she spring
To smoother flight, and shoots upon her wings.

Dryden.
The broken air loud whistling as she flies,
She stops and listens, and boots forth again,
And guides her pinions by her young ones cries.

Dryden.
Heav'n's imperious queen shut down from high;
At her approach the brazen binges fly,
The gates are forc'd.

Dryden.
She downward glides,
Lights in Fleet-ditch, and shoots beneath the
tides.

Gay.
Where the mob gathers, swiftly sboet along,
Nor idly mingle in the noisy throng.

Gay. Not half so swiftly sboos along in air The gliding lightning. 9. To fiel a quick glancing pain. SH001. n. s. (from the verb.) 1. The act or impression of any thing emitted from a distance.

The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible slot, insomuch as the arrow hath pierced a steel tar, get two inches thick; but the arrow, if headed with wood, hath been known to pierce through

a piece of wood of eight inches thick. Basen. 2. The act of striking, or endeavouring to

strike, with a missive weapon discharged
by any instrument.

The voise of thy cross-bow
Will scare the herd, and so my sboot is lost.

Sbakspeare
But come the bow; now mercy goes to kill,
And shooting well is then accounted ill.
Thus will I save my credit in the sboot;
Not wounding, pity would not let me do 'i.

Shał pearls As a country-fellow was making a sócot at a rigeon, he trod upon a snake that bit him.

L'Estrange 3. [scheuten, Dut.] Branches issuing from the main stock.

They will not come just on the tops where they were cut, but out of those sicots which were water-boughs.

Bacon. I saw them under a green mantling vine, Plucking ripe clusters from the tender shoots.

Aliiton Prune off superfluous branches, and shoots of this second spring; but expose not the fruit without leaves suiticient.

Eaclyn.
The hook she bore
To lop the growth of the luxuriant year,
To decent torn the lawless shoots to bring,
And teach th' obedient branches where to spring.

Now, should my praises owe their truth
To beauty, dress, or paint, or youth,
’T were grafting on an annual stock
That must our expectations mock;
And, making one luxuriant boot,
Die the next year for want of root. Strift.
Pride pusi'd forth buds at ev'ry branching

soit,
And virtue shrunk almost beneath the root.

Harts.
SHOOʻTER, n. s. [from shoot.] One that
shoots; an archer; a gunner.
The shooter ewe, the broad-leav'd sycamore.

We are sbooters both, and thou dost deign
To enter combat with us, and contest
With thine own clay.

Herbert,
The king with gifts a vessel stores;
And next, to reconcile the sbooter God,
Within her hollow sides the sacritice he sigud.

Driko

Pepe .

ried on.

with of

GHOP. n. s. [rceop, Saxon, a magazine; by a coast of land riear the sea, or a drain to

carry off water, or a prop to support a building. eschoppe, Fr. shopa, low Lat. Ainsw.]

Waits. 1. A place where any thing is sold.

TO SHORE. V. a. (schooren, Dutch.]
Our windows are broke down,
And we for fear compellid to shut our shops.

1. To prop. to support.
Shaispeare.

They undermined the wall, and, as they In his needy sbop a tortoise hung,

wrought, sbried it up with timber. Krcles. Analligator stuft, and other skins

He did not much strengthen bis own subsist. Of ill-shap'd fishes; and about his shelves

ence in court, but stood there on his own feet, A beggarly account of empty boxes. Shakspeare.

for the most of his allies rather leaned upon him than shored lim up.

Wotton, Scarce any sold in sbops could be relied on as faithfully prepared,

Boyle.

There was als made a sboring or under-propHis shop is his element, and he cannot with

ring act for the benevolence; io inake the sums any enjoyment of himself live out of it. South.

which any person had agreed to pay leviahle by What a strange thing is it, that a little health, course of lat.

Bacon. or the poor business of a stop, should keep us so

2. To .et on share. Not in use. senseless of these great things that are coming so I will bring these two blinds ones aboard him ; fast upon us!

Law. if he think it fic to sbire them again, let hiin call 1. A room in which manufactures are car.

me rogue.

Sbakspeare,

SHU'. ELE»5. adj. [from shore.] Having Your most grave belly thus answer'd:

no coast. True is it, my incorporate friends,

This ocean of felicity is so sboreless and bota That I receive the general food at first,

tomless, that all the saints and angels cannot ex Which you do live upon; and fit it is,

haust it.

Boyle. Because I am the storehouse and the sho SHULELING. n. s. [from shear, shore.] Of the whole body.

Sbakspeare. The felt or skin of a sheep shorn. We have divers mechanical arts ani'stuffs

SHORN. The participle passive of shear: made by them; and shops for such as are not broughi into vulgar use.

Bacon.

So rose the Danite strong, 5:10'P BOARD. n. s. [shop and board.] Skorn of his strength.

Milton. Bench on which any work is done.

Vile shrubs are sborn for browze: the tow'ring That beastly rabble, that came down

height From all the garrets in the town,

Of unctuous trees are torches for the night. And stalls, and shopboards, in vast swarms,

Dryden. With new-chalk'd' bills, and rusty arms. Hudibr. He plunging downward shot his radiant nead;

li dwells not in shops or workhouses; nor till Dispellid the breathing air that broke his flight; the late age was it ever known that any one Shorn of his beams, a man to mortal sight. Dryd. served seven years to a smith or a taylor, that SHORT. adj. Lscont, Saxon.] he chould commence doctor or divine from the 1. Not long; cominonly not long enough. shopheard or the anvil; or from whistling to a Weak though I am of limb, and svort of sight,

team come to preach to a congregation. Soutb. Far from a lynx, and not a giant quite, SHO'PBOOK. n. s. [skop and book.] Book

I'll do wliat Mead and Cheselden advise, in which a tradesman keeps his accounts.

To keep these limbs, and to preserve these eyes.

Pope. They that have wholly neglected the exercise of their understandings, will be as untit for it

2. Not long in spice or extent.

This less voluble carth, as one unpractised in tigures to cast up a shoplook.

Locke,

By sborter flight to the east, had left him there. SHO'PKEEPER, 1. s. [shop and keep.] A

Milion,

Though sbort my stature, yet my name ex. trader who sells in a shop; not a mer.

tends chant, who only deals by wholesale. To heav'n itself, and enrth's remotest ends.

Nothing is more cominon than to hear a shop kieper desiring his neighbour to have the good

3. Not long in time or duration. ness to tell him what is a clock. Allison,

They change the night into day: the light is SHO'PMAN. n. s. [shop and man.) A petty

short, because of darkness.

Joh. trader.

Nor love thy life, nor hate, but what thou liv'st Garth, gon'rous as his muse, prescribes and

Live well; how long or short permit to heav'n.

Milton. gives;

Short were her marringe joys: for in the prinie The shopman sells, and by destruction lives.

Dryden.

Of youth her lord expir'd before his time. Dryd.

4. Repeared y quick iteration SHORE. The preterit of shear.

Her breath, then short, seem'd loth from home I 'ır glad thy father's dead:

to pass, Thy match was mortal to him, and pire grief Which more it mov'd the more it sweeter was. Store his oli thread in twain. Skalspeare,

Sidney. SHORE, 12. s. (rcone, Saxon.]

Thy breath comes sbort, thy darted eyes aro

fixt 1. The coast of the sea. Sea cover'd sea;

On me for aid, as if thou wert pursu’! Drod. Sea without share.

Milton.

My breath grew sbort, my beating heart

sprung upward, 2. The bank of a river. A licentious use. And kapid and bounded in my heaving bosom. B side the fruitful shore of muddy Nile,

Smith. Upon a sunny bank outstretched lay',

5. Not adequate; not equal: with of be. In monstrous length, a mighty crocodile. Spenser. fore the thing with which the compari. 3. A drain : properly server.

son is made, 4. [sri.coren, Dutch, to prop.] The sup Immoderate praises the foolish lover thinks port of a building ; a buttres4.

slert of his mistress, though they reach far beWhen I use the word bore, I may intend there yond ihe heavens.

Sidney.

Popes

Sonae cottons here grow, but short in worth He seized the helm; his fellows cheer’d, unto those of Smyrna.

Sandys. Turn'd sbort upon the shelves, and madly steer'd. The Turks give you a quantity rather ex

Dryden. ceeding :han sbort of your expectation. Sindys.

For, turning short, he struck with all his night I knw them not; and therefore am I start Full on the heimet of th' unwary knight. Dryd. Of knowing what I ouglat.

Milton. 10. Notgon so far as was intended.
To attain

As one condemnd to leap a precipice,
The height and depth of thy eternal ways, Who sees before his eyes the depth below,
All hunian thou, hts come stort, supreme of

Stops sturt.

Dryaex., things!

Milton.

n. Ditective as to quantity. O glorious trial of exceeding love,

When the fleece is 'shorn, Engaging me to emulate! but short

Then their d tenceless limbs the brambles trar, Of thy perfection, how sha:) I attain! Milton.

Sbort of their wool, and naked from the sheer. To place her in Olympus' top a guest,

Dryden. Among eh' immortals, who with nectar feast; That poor would seem, that entertainmen short

12. Narrcw; contracted.

Men of wit and parts, but of sbort thoughts Of the true splendor other present court. Wailer.

and little mediiation, are apt to distrust every We err, and come skert of science, because we

thing for a fancy:

Burnci. &re so frequently misled by the evil conduct of our imaginations.

Glanville,

They, since their own short understandings

reach As in many things the knowledge of philosophers was svart of the truth, so almost in all

No farther than the present, think ev’n the wise

Like them disclose the secrets of their breasts. things their practice fell short of their know

Rowe. ledge: the principles by which they walked were as much below those by which they judged, as

13. Biittle ; friable. their feet were below their head.

South.
His flesh is not firm, but short and tasteless.

Walton. He wills not death should terminate their strife;

Marl from Derbyshire was very fat, though And wounds, if wounds ensue, be sbort of life.

it had so great a quantity of sand, that it was so Dryden.

sbort, that, when wet, you could not work it inVirgil exceeds Theocritus in regularity and

to a ball, or make it hold together. Mortimer. brevity, and falls short of nim in nothing but 14. Not bending. simplicity and propriety of style.

Pepe.

The lance broke sbort; the beast then bel. Defect in our behaviour, coming siort of the

low'd loud, utmost gracefulness, often escapes our observa

And his strong neck to a new onset bow'd. Dryd. tion.

Locke. SHORT. n.s. (from the adjective.] A sumIf speculative maxims have not an actual uni mary account. versal assent from all mankind, practical princi The short and long is, our play is preferi'd. ples come short of an universal reception. Locke.

Sbakspeare. The people tall short of those who border up In short, she makes a man of him at sixteen, on theni in strength of understanding. Addison. and a boy all his life after. L'Estrange.

A neutral indifference falls short of that obli Repentance is, in short, nothing but a turning gation they lie under, who have taken such

from sin to God; the casting off all our former oaths.

Alison. cvils, and, instead thereof, constantly practising When I made these, an artist undertook to all those christian duties which God requireth of imitate it; but, using another way of polishing

Duty of Min. them, he fell much short of what I had attained If he meet with no reply, you may concludia to, as I afterwards understood.

Newton. that I trust to the geodness of my cause: the It is not credible that the Phoenicians, who had sburt on 't is, 't is indifferent to your humble established colonies in the Persian gulph, stopt servant whatever your party says. Dryden. sbort, without pushing their trade to the Indies.

truni Medway's pleasing stream

Arbuthnot. To Serera's roar bethine: Doing is expressly commanded, and no hapo In short, restore my love, and share my kingpiness allowed to any thing short of it. Soutb.

dom.

Dryden. The signification of words will be allowed to The proprieties and delicacies of the Ruglish fall much sbort of the knowledge of things. Baker. are known to tew: 't is impossible even for a 6. Defective; imperfect; not attaining good wit to understand and practise them, with

the end; not reaching the intended out the help of a liberal eduction and long point.

reading; in short, without wearing off the rust Since higher I fall skori, on him who next

which he contracted while he was laying in a Provokts iny envy.

Milton,
stock of learning.

Dryden. That great wit has fallen skort in his account.

The s'est is, to speak all in a word, the pocsiMore.

bility of bein; found in a sil: able state cannot Where reason came short, revelation discovered

be sufficiunily secured, without a possibility of

Voiris. on which side the truth lay.

Lke.

always persevering in it. Men express their universal ideas by si ns; a

To see whole bodies of men breaking a confaculty which beasts come sbort in. Locke.

stitution ; in steil, to be encompassed with the 7. Not far di tant in time.

greatest dangers from without, to be tom by He commanded those, who were appointed to

many virulent factions within, then to be secure

and senseless, are the most likely symptoms, in attend him, to be ready by a sbort day.

a state, of sich zess unto death. Clarendon,

Swift 8. Scanty ; wanting.

SHORT. adv. [It is, I think, only used in The English were inf rior in nun:her, and composition.) Not long. grew shore in their provisiuns. Huy wird.

Beauty and youth, They, sbort of success, and in deep despair, And sprighiiy bepe, und skoit-enduring jov. Shook ót the dismal prospect of the war. Dryd.

Dinden. 9. No: i tching a compass.

Cnr strange draught prescribed by Him on Soon 59 ever they were gotten out of the

crates fui a jurt breathed mall, is halt a gailua hea: ir of the cock, the lion turned sort upon

stodenel, with a litile vinegar. Gróna. kim, .ndtore him to pieces. L'Estrutur. T SHO'RIEN.V.a. [from short.]

us.

contracts.

1. To make short, either in time or space.

vernment of her successors, have broken us into Because they see it is not fit or possible that

these unhappy distinctions.

Aldison. churches should frame thaoksgivings answerable

A piercing torment that sberilived pleasure of to each petition, they shorten somewhat the yours must bring upon me, from whom you reins at their censure. Hooker. never received offence.

Addison. Would you have been so brief with him, he

All those graces would

The common fate of mortal charms may find; Have been so brief with you to sporten you,

Content our shortliv'd praises to engage, For taking so the head, the whole head's length.

The joy and wonder of a single age. Addison. Shadspeare.

Admiration is a shortlived passion, thar in me. To sborten its ways to knowledge, and make diately decays upon growing familiar with its nbeach perception more comprehensive, it binds

ject, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries. them into bundles. Locke,

Addison, None shall dare

Then palaces shall rise; the joyful son With sborten'd sword to stab in closer war,

Shall finish what his shortliv'd sire begun. Pope. But in fair combat.

Dryden. Sho'rtly. adv. [from short.]
War, and luxury's more direful rage,
Thy crimes have brought, to shorten mortal

1. Quickly; soon; in a little time. It is breath,

commonly used relatively of future time, With all the num'rous family of death. Dryden.

but Clarendon seems to use it absolutely. Whatever sbartens the fibres, by insinuacing

I must leave thee, loi e, and shortly too. Shaks, themselves into their parts, as water in a rope,

Thou art no friend to God, or to the king:

drbuthnot. Open the gates, or I 'll shut thee out shortly. 2. To contract; to abbreviate.

Sbakspeare. We sborter'd days to moments by love's art,

The armies came shortly in view of each other.

Clarendon. Whilst our cwo souls Perceir'd no passing time, as if a part

The time will sbortly come, wherein you Our love had been of erill eternity. Suckling.

shall more rejoice for that little you have ex.

pended for the benefit of others, than in that 3. To corfine; to hinder from progression.

which by so lovg toil you shall have saved. Calamy. The Irish dwell altogether by their septs, so He celebrates the anniversary of his father's as they may conspire what they will; whereas if

funeral, and shortly after arrives at Cuma. there were English placed among them, they

Dryden. 520. ld not be able to stir but that it should be

Ev'n he, whose soul now melts in mournful kown, and they sbortened according to their de

lays, merits.

Spenser.

Shall shortly want the gen'rous tear he pays, To be known, sbcrtens my laid intent;

Pope, My boon I make it, that you know me not.

2. In a few words; briefly.

Sbakspeare. Here, where the subject is so fruitful, I am

I could express them more shortly this way shortened by my chain, and can only see what is

than in prose, and much of the force as well as forbiddin me to reach.

Dryden.
argument depends on their conciseness.

Popu. 4. To lop. Dishonest with lopt arres the youth appears,

SHO'RTNESS. n. s. [from short.] Spoild of his nose, and sbortend of his ears. 1. The quality of being short, either in

Dryden. time or

space. SHO'RTAAND. n. s. [sbart and hand.) A

.I'll make a journey twice as far, t' enjoy

A second night of such sweet shortness, which method of writing in compendious cha Was mine in Britain.

Shakspeare. racters.

They move strongest in a right line, which is Your follies and debauches change

caused by the shortness of the distance. Bacon. With such a whirl, the poets of your age

I will not trouble my readers with the shortAre tir'd, and cannot score them on the stage ; ness of the time in which I writ it. Crless each vice in beband they indite,

May they not justly to our climes upbraid Li'n as notcht 'prentices whole sermons write. SLortness of night, and penury of shade? Prior.

Dryden. Think upon the vanity and shortness of human Boys have but little use of shortband, and life, and let death and eternity be often in your should by no means practise it, till they can

minds.

Law, write perfectly well.

Locke. 2. Fewness of words; brevity; concisela sbert'una skill'd, where little marks comprise

The necessity of shortness causeth men to cut Whole words, a senience in a letter lies. Creech.

off impertinent discourses, and to comprise much As the language of the face is universal, so

matter in few words.

Hooker. tis very comprehensive: no laconism can reach

Sir, pardon me in what I have to say, it: 't is the sbarthiant of the mind, and crowds

Your pluinness and your shortness please ma a great deal in a little room.

Cellier.
well.

Sbaksfcare. SHO'RTLIVED. adj. (skort and live.] Not The prayers of the church will be very tit, as living or lasting long.

being most easy for their memories, by reason L'nhappy parent of a shortlivéd son!

of their shortness, and yet containing a great deal

of matter. Why ioads he this embitter'd life with shame?

Duty of Man. Dryden. 3. Want of reach; want of capacity. The joyful sbortli'd news soon spread around,

Whatsoever is above these proceedeth of Took the same train.

Dryden.

sbortness of memory, or of want of a stayed atSome vices promise a great deal of pleasure in

tention,

Bacon. the commission; but then, at best, it is but 4. Deficience ; imperfection. sbertlived and uransient, a sudden flash presently Another account of the shortness of our reaatirguished.

Calany. son, and easiness of deception, is the forwardIne frequent alterations in publick proceed ness of our understanding's assent to slightly ings, the variety of shortlived tavourites that examined conclusions.

Glangville. Fit vailed in their several turps under the go From the instances I had given of human ig.

grace of

Do yaen.

Dess.

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