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the buckets take into the ground the proper loathing and satiety, and the years in which we have depth, that the friction of the coupling-box at G no pleasure.
Rogers, will turn the chain without slipping in any con
Such run on poets, in a raging vein, siderable degree. The steam-engine here de
Even to the dregs and squeezings of the brain.
Pope. scribed is of six-horse power, and will load a
This the chalice of the fornications of rapine, usury, small barge with ballast in an hour and a half. Generally the excavated matters are required as
and oppression, which was held out by the gorgeous
eastern harlot; which so many of the perple, so many ballast for shipping. Those of the Thames are
of the nobles of the land,, had drained to the very sold to the colliers of Shield and Newcastle, at dregs. the rate of about a shilling per ton, and the ballast hills of those places are said to consist of these and sediments, like a bad tavern's worst wine.
The body of your work is a composition of dregs matters principally. They are also used for embanking and filling up behind piers, and those taken His had been quaffed too quickly, and he found from the London docks are carried to the (sier The dregs were wormwood; but he filled again, Forelands on the banks of the river Lea, where And from a purer fount, on holier ground, they have already formed a valuable frontage for And deemed its spring perpetual ; but in vain! building. When dry they have also been used Still round him clung invisibly a chain as brick-earth. When these matters are required Which galled for ever.
Byron. to be transported by water to a distance, the re DREIN, v.n. See Drain. To empty. The ceiving boat is made with two holds sloping to same with drain ; spelt differently perhaps by wards the keel or bottom, for the purpose of chance. lessening the width of the discharging apertures, She is the sluice of her lady's secrets : tis but set. which are shut with hatches, or hinged doors. ting her mill a-going, and I can drein her of them These opening outwards, the pressure of the all.
Congreve. water prevents them from being opened until the "Tis dreined and emptied of its poison now; time of arrival at the proper place; when chains A cordial draught.
Southern attached to ring-bolts force them apart, and the DRELINCOURT (Charles), a minister of whole contents of the boat escape.
the reformed church at Paris, was born at Sedan The Scouring or Dredging Basin is a water- in 1595. Ile is best known in England by his tight compartment of a harbour, furnished with Consolations against the Fears of Death, which sluices, and designed to contain a quantity of was translated, and has been often printed. His tidal or river water, to be run off at pleasure. third son, professor of physic at Leyden, was Where the command of head-water is sufficient, physician to the prince and princess of Orange this is found the most effectual of all modes of before their accession to the crown of England. disposing of loosened stuff. Most modern en He died in 1660. gineers have therefore included a scouring basin DRENCH, v. 4. & n. s. / Saxon drencan; in their designs for tide harbours. The late Mr. Drench'er.
Goth. dranca, Rennie reported that 400,000 tons of mud were immerse, moisten. To soak; steep; saturate with annually discharged by the sewers of London
moisture; physic abundantly or violently: the into the river Thames. See HARBOUR.
subtantives corresponding. A drench has been DREGS, n. s. Goth. dregg; Teut. trus- defined, ' physic for a brute.' DREG'oish, adj. cen; Lat. fæces ; Gr. rpo, Dregʻcy, udj." Srpoyos, refuse.
And he seide, come thou and Peter ghede doun (Used by
fro the boot and wakide on the watris to come to Shakspeare in the singular, see below.) The Jhesus, But he sigh the wynd strong, and was aferd, sediments or lees of liquors; offal ; refuse of any and whanne he biganne to drenche, he criede and seide, kind : dreggy is, containing dregs.
lord make me saaf.
Wiclif. Matt. xiv. Tror. What makes this pretty abruption ? Our garments being as they were drenched in the What too curious dreg espies my sweet lady in the sea, hold notwithstanding their freshness and glosses. fountain of our love?
Shahspeare. Res. More dregs than water, if my fears have
In swinish sleep eyes. Shakspeare. Troilus and Cressida, Their drenched natures lie, as in a death.
Id. Macbeth. The king by this journey purged a little the dregs and leaven of the northern people, that were before Harry, says she, how many hast thou killed to-day? in no good affections towards him,
Bacon, Give my roan horse a drench, says he ; and answers, Fain would we make him author of the wine, fourteen, an hour after.
Id. Henry 11. If for the dregs we would some other blame.
Their counsels are more like a drench that must be Davies.
poured down, than a draught which must be leisurely Ripe grapes being moderately pressed, their juice drank if I liked it.
King Charles may, without much dreggy matter, be squeezed out.
Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Boyle.
Of that forgetful lake benumb not still, To give a strong taste to this dreggish liquor, they
That in our proper motion we ascend. Milton. fling in an incredible deal of broom or hops, whereby small beer is rendered equal in mischief to strong.
Tu-day deep thoughts learn with me to drench Harvey on Consumptions.
In mirth, that after no repenting draws.
Their moisture has already drenched the plain.
Dryden. What diffidence we must be under whether God A drench of wine has with success been used, will regard our sacrifice, when have
And through a horn the generous juice infused. offer him but the dregs and refusc of life, the days of
Ton oft, alas! has mutual hatrea drenched the palaces called after the princes Anthony and Our swords in native blood.
Philips. Maximilian. In the suburbs are the ZwingergarIf any of your cattle are infected, speedily let both dens, a promenade containing a valuable cabinet of sick and well blood, and drench them.
natural history. The arsenal has a curious collection Mortimer's Husbandry. of early fire-arms. The castle, formerly belonging If Gideon's fleece, which drenched with dew he to the counts of Bruhl, is the great depot of the found,
porcelain manufactures. Another remarkable While moisture none refreshed the herbs around, edifice is the Dutch and Japanese palace, a Might fitly represent the Church, endowed
square building, rising amidst groves and With heavenly gifts, to Heathens not allowed.
thickets, and containing the royal library, said to Couper. .
consist of 150,000 volumes, some valuable staThe one cast up upon that great book ties, and a beautiful collection of porcelain. Yeleped The Family Receipt Book ;
Here is a military school, and an academy for Ry which she rules in all her courses, cadets of noble family. The charitable instiFrom stewing figs to drenching horses.
tutions, particularly the house of industry, are Sheridan.
said to be well regulated. It finds employment Ah me! neglected on the lonesome plain,
for more than 3000 individuals. The manufacAs yet poor Edwin never knew your lore,
tures are those of lace, jewellery, porcelain, earSave when against the winter's drenching rain,
thenware, mirrors, tapestry, and plaited straw. And driving snow, the cottage shut the door.
Beattie. There are several public gardens outside of the Then she wrung
city, of which the largest, the royal garden, is His dewy curls long drenched by every storm.
occasionally enlivened with concerts. There is
Byron. also in this neighbourhood a romantic spot, DRENT, part Probably corrupted from called the Planische Grund, a valley formed by drenched, to make a proverbial rhyme to brent steep rocks of yranite, and watered by the Weisor burnt.
seritz. Vineyards extend along a hill in the
direction of the castle of Pilnitz, the summer What flames, quoth he, when I the present sec
residence of the royal family, and remarkable Io danger rather to be drent than brent ?
for the coalition of 1792. In 1755 the populaFaerie Queene.
tion of Dresden was 63,000; in 1788, 53,000; DRESDEN, a handsome city of Germany, in 1801, 48,000; in 1811, 45,000. This dethe capital of Saxony, is situated on both sides crease is ascribed to the alarms and actual calaof the Elbe, at the influx of the Weisseritz. mities to which Dresden has been exposed in There is also a third division, lying on the Weis- the late wars of the continent; and, indeed, seritz, called Frederickstadt. It is approached ever since Prussia ventured to cope with Austria. in almost every direction by delightful avenues, It was taken by the Prussians in 1745, and again in leading through a rich and fertile country, and 1756; when it became the scene of war and of exbounded by gentle acclirities. On entering the treme distress. August 26th and 27th, 1813, the town, the noble bridge across the Elbe first combined Austrian and Russian army advanced strikes the eye of the spectator. It is built en- in great force from the Bohemian frontier, and tirely of freestone, and is about 550 pace in attacked this city, but were obliged to retire. length, consisting of nineteen arches. A delight. Dresden remained in the possession of the French ful prospect spreads on every side. The streets until the scene of war was transferred to the of Dresden are clean, broad, and well paved neighbourhood of Leipsic; and the decisive and lighted. Its public buildings are eleven battles in that situation obliged Buonaparte to Lutheran churches, two Catholic, and one Cal- evacuate Germany, Marshal St. Cyr was vinist; the more recent of the Catholic churches, blockaded in it, and obliged to capitulate on the built in the middle of the eighteenth century, is 6th of November, 1813. one of the finest ecclesiastical edifices in Ger Dresden was stripped of its walls in 1810 to many. It has a flat roof cased with copper, and repair the fortifications of Torgau. Since the a tower 300 feet in height. But the late elec- peace it has been rapidly improving, and the toral, now the royal palace, is both an extensive population is now taken at 60,000. It is repository of the fine arts, which the traveller situated 100 miles south-west of Berlin. should not omit to explore, and a magnificent, DRESS, v. a., v. n. & n. s.
Fr. dresser ; though irregular structure. It has a tower 355 Dress'er, n. s.
Ital. drizzare ; feet in height, and a number of remarkable apart
Teuton. diriser ; ments, particularly the well known green vault,
from Lat. dirigo; divided into eight rooms, paved with marble, DREST, part.
Gr. opãoai, 10 and containing numerous statues, ivory work, make ready. To clothe; robe; adorn. Hence silver plate, vases, and precious stones. Before to cover a wound with medicaments; to rectify; the war of 1756 this collection was almost un-. adjust and prepare, generally: used also in a rivalled. Augustus II. and his preceding elec- particular sense for the trimming, currying, and tors had made the fine arts an object of their rubbing horses, as well as breaking them in; constant patronage; and to him this city is in- and for preparing food for the table. As a neuter debted for most of its modern improvements. verb, it means to pay particular attention to dress ; Near the palace is the chancery, and a large and among soldiers, to keep in line. As a subouilding containing a valuable collection of stantive, it is synonymous with clothes, attire ; paintings. The house of assembly for the diet and sometimes means skill; exactness in putting of Saxony is an elegant building, as well as on dress. Dressing is synonymous with dress :
a dresser is one employed in dressing ; and a cious writer gives a spirit to a whole sentence by a useful kitchen-board on which food is dressed. single expression.
Gay. To geve light to them that sitten in derknessis, and
Dress drains our cellar dry, in schadowe of deeth, to dresse our feet into the weye And keeps our larder lean ; puts out our fires;
Wiclif. And introduces hunger, frost, and woe, When he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense. Where peace and hospitality might reign. Cowper.
And dear to love, to memory dear, Said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold,
It brightens through the starting tear ; these three years I come seeking fruit on this sig-tree,
Like the glad bow, by fancy drest, and find none.
That beams on evening's watery vest. Bowdler. Enforsed to slepe, and for to take some reste And to lye downe as soone as I my dreste
Poldiers dress hy one another in ranks, the body
collectively dresses by some given object. At Harwyche porte slumbrynge as I laye
James's Military Dictionary. In myne hostes house called powers keyè. Skelton. 'Tis burnt, and so is all the meat.
Dressing, in surgery. See SURGERY. What dogs are these! Where is the rascal cook ? DRESSING OF Meat, by means of culinary How durst you, villains ! bring it from the dresser,
fire, is intended to loosen the compages or texAnd serve it thus to me that love it not?
ture of the flesh, and dispose it for dissolution
Shakspeare. and digestion in the stomach. The usual operaAdam! well may we labour still to dress
tions are roasting, boiling, and stewing. In This garden ; still to tend plant, herb, and lower.
roasting, it is observed, meat will bear a much Milton.
greater and longer heat than either in boiling or Where was a fine room in the middle of the house, stewing; and in boiling, greater and longer than handsomely dressed up, for the commissioners to sit in. in stewing. Roasting being performed in the
Clarendon. Our infirmities are so many, that we are forced to
open air, as the parts begin externally to warm, dress and tend horses and asses, that they may help they extend and dilate, and so gradually let out our needs.
Taylor. part of the rarefied included air, by which means The first request
the internal succussions, on which the dissolution Ile made was, like his brothers to be dressed; depends, are much weakened and abated. BoilAnd, as bis birth required, above the rest. Dryden. ing being performed in water, the pressure is A steed
greater, and consequently the succussions lo lift Well mouthed, well managed, which himself did up the weight are proportionably strong, by
which means the coction is hastened; and even His aid in war, his ornament in peace.
in this way there are great differences; for the Few admired the native red and white, greater the weight of water the sooner is the buTill poets dressed them up to charm the sight. Id.
siness done. In stewing, though the heat be Thus the voluptuous youth, bred up to dress much less than what is employed in the other For his fat grandsire some delicious mess,
methods, the operation is much more quick, In feeding high his tutor will surpass,
because performed in a close vessel, and full; by An heir apparent of the gourmand race. Id,
which means the succussions are oftener reShe hurries all her hand-maids to the task; peated, and more strongly reverberated. Hence, Her head alone will twenty dressers ask.
the force of Papin's digestor. Boiling, Dr. Id. Juvenal.
Cheyne observes, draws more of the rank strong A maple dresser in her hall she had,
juices from the meat, and leaves it less nutritive, On which full many a slender meal she made. Id.
but lighter, and easier of digestion; roasting, on The mind loses its natural relish of real truth, and the other hand, leaves it fuller of the strony nuis reconciled insensibly to any thing that can be tritive juices, but harder to digest, and needing dressed
more dilution. Dr. Brown insists, that roasted When
take down dishes, tip a dozen upon the meat is more easily digested, and every way fitter dresser. Swift's Directions to the Cook.
for a weak stomach thau boiled. Strong and fall Latin books might be found every day in bis grown animal food should be boiled, and the dressing-room, if it were carefully searched. Swift.
young and tender roasted. Lollia Paulina wore, in jewels, when dressed out, DREVET (Peter), the elder and younger, two the value of three hundred twenty-two thousand nine eminent French engravers. The father instructed, hundred and sixteen pounds thirteen shillings and but was surpassed by his son, who was a member four-pence.
of the Royal Academy of painting and sculpIn time of my sickness another chirurgeon dressed ture. His portraits are neat and elegant, but her.
Wiseman. labored to the last degree. The second day after we took off the dressings, and cels in representing lace, silk, fur, velvet, and
He particularly ex found an eschar made by the catheretic
other ornamental parts of dress. His historical
Id. on Tumours. Full dress creates dignity, augments consciousness,
prints, in point of neatness and exquisite workand keeps at distance an encroacher. Clarissa. manship, are scarcely to be equalled. His PreA robe obscene was o'er his shoulders thrown,
sentation of Christ in the Temple, is reckoned A dress by fates and furies worn alone.
the best of these. The following are also much
Pope's Stat. valued : the Meeting of Abraham's Servant with The men of pleasure, dress, and gallantry. Pope,
Rebecca at the Well; and Abraham, with Isaac When you dress your young hops, cut away roots or on the Altar, dated 1707; both large upright sprigs.
Mortimer's Husbandry. plates from A. Coypel. Among his portraits, A lady of genius will give a genteel air to her the following are held in the highest estimation: whole dress by a well-fancied suit of knots, as a judi- M. Bossuet, bishop of Meaux, a wbole-length
figure standing; and Samuel Bernard, a whole The drift of the pamphlet is to stir up our compas. length figure in a chair.
sion towards the rebels.
Addison. DREUX, a town of France, in the depart This, by the stile, the manner, and the drift, ment of the Eure and Loire, and ci-devant pro- 'Twas thought could be the work of none but Swift. vince of Beauce. It is remarkable for its anti
Swift. quities. It was taken by llenry II. of England
The ready racers stand ; in 1186, and by Henry V. in 1421 It is Swift as on wings of wind upborne they fiy, also remarkable for a battle fought in the And drifts of rising dust involve the sky. neighbourhood, December, 1562, between the
Pope's Odyssey. Papists and Protestants. Some derive its name Snow, no larger than sq many grains of sand, froin the Druids. It has two churches, St. Ste- drifted with the wind in clouds from every plain. phen's and Notre Dame, or the great church,
Ellis's Voyage. which is well built. It has a cloth manufacture,
Ile wanders on and is seated on the river Blaise, at the foot of a From hill to dale, still more and more astray, mountain, forty-five miles west by south of Paris. Impatient flouncing through the drifted heaps.
Thomson. Population 5500.
*Prince, to these walls give access freo DRIB, v. a. Contracted perhaps from drib
At all times for my friends and me.' ble. To crop; to cut off; to defalcate.
Phrygius full well perceived her drift Merchants gains come short of half the mart;
Yet nobly ratified his gift.
Sheridan. For he who drives their bargains dribs a part.
Drift, in navigation, the angle which the Dryden.
line of a ship's motion makes with the nearest DRIBBLE, v. n. & v.a.? Or dripple, a di- meridian, when she drives with her side to the DRIB'LET, n. s.
} minutive of Drip, wind and waves, and is not governed by the To fall in drops; to throw down in power of the helm; it also implies the distance drops. A driblet is a small sum of money which the ship drives on that line. A ship's Believe not that the dribhling dart of love
way is only called drift in a storm; and then Can pierce a complete bosom.
Shakspeare. when it blows so vehemently as to prevent her Twelve long years of exile borne,
from carrying any sail, or at least restrains her to Twice twelve we numbered since his blest return; such a portion of sail as may be necessary to So strictly wert thou just to pay,
keep her sufficiently inclined to one side, that Even to the dribblet of a day.
Dryden. she may not be dismasted by her violent laborLet the cook follow with a ladle full of soup, and ing, produced by the turbulence of the sea. dribble it all the way up stairs.
DRIFT-sail, a sail used under water, veered Swift's Rules to Servants. Semilunar processes on the surface owe their form
out right a-head by sheets, as other sails are. It to the dribbling of water that passed over it.
serves to keep the ship's head right upon the sea Woodward on Fossils. in a storm, and to hinder her driving too fast in
a current. A dribbling difficulty, and a momentary suppression of urine, may be caused by the stone's shutting up drillen ; Sax. dirhan, of the verb thregian, to turn;
DRILL, v. a., v. n., & n.s. Germ. and Dutch the orifice of the bladder. Arbuthnot on Aliments. That wee bit heap o' leaves an' stibble,
from durgh or turgh, through. To pierce or bore;
hence to drain : as a neuter verb, it means to Has cost thee mony a weary nibble ! Now thou's turned out, for a' thy trouble,
flow gently, trickle; and hence, p.obably, to But house or hald,
cause so to flow; to conduct; to train. Drill is To thole the winter's sleety dribble,
used substantively for a boring instrument; a An'cranreuch cauld ! Burns. dribbling brook; military exercise; and a kind of DRIFT, n.s., 0.a.& v.n. From drive. Impulse; monkey. prevailing influence or tendency ; violent course : Springs through the pleasant meadows pour their hence a snow-drift or violent shower, and a heap drills, or stratum of any matter thrown together, or at Which snake-like glide between the bordering hills. random. The verb is derived from the substan
Sandys. tive, and means, to draw; impel along; or throw My body through and through he drilled, into heaps.
And Whaсum by my side lay killed. Hudibrus. The mighty trunk, half rent with rugged rift,
The foc appeared drawn up and drilled, Doth roll adown the rocks, and fall with fearful drift. Ready to charge them in the field.
Id. Faerie Queene. The way of tempering steel to make gravers, drills, Our thunder from the south
and mechanical instruments, we have taught artificers. Shall rain their drift of bullets on this town.
Shall the difference of hair be a mark of a different Some log, perhaps, upon the waters swam,
internal specifick constitution between a changeling An useless drift, which rudely cut within,
and a drill, when they agree in shape and want of And hollowed, first a loating trough beeame,
Locke. And cross some riv'let passage did begin. Dryden. A man being under the drift of any passion, will
When by such insinuations they have once got still follow the impulse of it till something interpose, within him, and are able to drill him on from one and, by a stronger impulse, turn him another way.
lewiness to another, by the same arts they corrupt South. and squeeze him.
South. The main drist of his book being to prove, that She has bubbled him out of his youth : she drille-l what is true is impossible to be false, he opposes no him on to five-and-fifty, and she will drop him in his boug. Tillotson.
Drills are used for the making such holes as punches
Thou livest in bliss
Where, from the purest spring,
The sacred nectar sweet When a hule is drilled in a piece of metal, they Is thy continual drink. hold the drill-bow in their right hand; but, when they
Spenser. The Mourning Muse. turn small work, they hold the drill-bow in their left Pansion is the drunkenness of the mind, and therehand.
Id. fore in its present workings not controllable by reason. Tell, what could drill and perforate the poles,
Spencer. And to the attractive rays adapt their holes ?
Come, we have a hot venison pasty to dinner: come,
Blackmore. gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. Drilled through the sandy stratum every way,
Shakspeare. The waters with the sandy stratum rise. Thomson. I take your princely word for those redresses. Some drill and bore
--I gave it you, and will maintain my word;
My ears have yet not drunk a hundred worris That he who made it, and revealed its date Of that tongue's uttering, yet I know the sound.
Id. To Moses, was mistaken in its age. Cowper.
Then let the earth be drunken with our blood. Drill-Sowing, a method of sowing grain or
Id. seed of any kind, so that it may all be at a pro
We will give you rare and sleepy drinks. per depth in the earth, which is necessary to its
Id. Winter's Tale. producing healthful and vigorous plants. For We came to fight you. -For my part, I am sorry This purpose a variety of drill ploughs have it is turned to a drinking. Id. Antony and Cleopatra. been invented and recommended ; but from the Done in a state of inebriation. expense attending the purchase, and the extreme When your carters, or your waiting vassals, complication of their structure, there is no instru- Have done a drunken slaughter, and defaced ment of this kind, as yet discovered, that has The precious image of our dear Redeemer, been brought into general use. This method, You straight are ou your knees for pardon, pardon.
Shakspeare. however, is greatly recommended in the Georgical
My blood already, like the pelican, Essays. See HUSBANDRY.
Hast thou tapt out, and drunkenly caroused. Id. DRINK, 0.0.,v.n., &n.s.) Gothic drecka ;
Some blood drawn on me would beget opinion Drink’able, adj. Sax. drencan; Teut.
Of my more fierce endeavour. I've seen drunkards DRINK'er, n. s.
and Belg. trincken, Do more than this in sport, Id. King Lear. DRINK'MONEY,
perhaps from the
It were good for those that have moist brains, and DRUNK, adj.
sound of drinking are great drinkers, to take fume of lignum, aloes, DRUNK'ARD, n. s.
from a cup.-Min- rosemary, and frankincense, about the full of the DRUNK’ex, udj. sheu. To swallow
Bacon. DRUNK'ENLY, adr. liquid;
quench Drunken men imagine every thing turneth round: DRUNK'ENNESS, 1. S.
thirst;' hence to they imagine that things come upon them; they see feast; guzzle habitually; salute in drinking.
not well things afar off ; those things that they see As an active verb, it means to swallow; suck up; they see things double.
near hand, they see out of their place, and sometimes
Id, absorb; to act upon by drinking; and is used
When God made choice to rear with the intensive particles off, up, and in: drink
His mighty champion, strong above compare, is liquid of any kiud. Drinkable is proper or Whose drink was only from the liquid brook! agreeable to drink : drinker is applied both to him
Milton. who moderately as well as him who excessively O madness, to think use of strongest wines, drinks: drink-money, is money given to procure, And strongest drinks, our chief support of health. or instead of, drink: drunk, and drunken, are the
Id. regular participial adjectives of drink: drunkard Drunkenness is the way to all bestial affections and is one who habitually drinks to excess; and
Bp. Hall's Contemplations. drunkenly, drunkenness, the corresponding ad
Cannot he that wisely declines walking upon the verb and substantive.
icc for fear of falling, though possibly it might carry
him sooner to his journey's end, as wisely forbear For Jon cam neither etynge ne drynkynge, and thei drinking more wine than is necessary, for fear of being seyeu he hath a devil. The son of man cam etynge drunk, and the ill consequences thereof. and drynkynge ; and thei seyen lo a man a gloutoun
Lord Clarendon. and a drynkere of wyn, and a frend of pnpplicanes and
Every going off from our natural and common temof synful nien.
Wiclif. Mat, xi.
and onr usual severity of behaviour, is a degree And nyle ghe be drunken of wyn in which is lec of drunkenness.
Taylor's Rule of Holy Living. cherie, but be ghe tillid with the hooli goost.
The body being reduced nearer unto the earth, and Wiclif. Effesies va
emptied, he cometh more porous, and greedily drinkShe said, drink, and I will give thy camels drink eth in water.
Browne's Vulgar Erreurs. also; so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
This was the morn when issuing on the guard, Gen. xxiv. 46.
Drawn up in rank and file, they stood prepared Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavi. Of seeming arms to make a short assay; lions.
1 Kings. Then hasten to be drunk, the business of the day. Withouten bake mete never was his hous
Dryden. of osh and flesh, and that so plenteous
On the other side, let a drunkard see that his health It snewed in liis hous of mete and drinke
decays, bis estate wastes; discredit and diseases, and Of alle deintees that men coud thinke.
the want of all things, even of his beloved drink, afChaucer. Prol. to Cant. T'ales. inds him in the course he follows.