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Yet to nourish and advance the early virtue of tion or inference: and, by way of contrast with young persons was his more chosen desire. Fell.

then, to denote present time emphatically; or a He that commanded the sea to stand still and succession of places, as they rise to notice: as a guard us, can as easily command the earth to nourish substantive, seldom used but in poetry, it signi

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fies the present moment: now-a-days, means in These bounties, which our nourisher hath caused

the present age; in these days. The earth to yield.

Milton's Paradise Lost. Thy servants trade hath been about cattle, from By temperance taught,

our youth even until now.

Gen. xlvi. 34. In what thou eatest and drinkest; seeking from Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man thence

but Barabbas; now Barabbas was a robber. Due nourishment, no gluttonous delight. Milton.

St. John. The chyle is mixed herewith, partly for its better Not so great as it was wont of yore, conversion into blood, and partly for its more ready It's nowadays, ne half so strait and sore. adhesion to all the nourishable parts. Grew.

Spenser. When the nourishment grows unfit to be assimilated, Noro whatsoever he did or suffered, the end thereof or the central heat grows too feeble to assimilate it, was to open the doors of the kingdom of heaven, the motion ends in confusion, putrefaction and death. which our iniquities had shut up.

Hooker. Newton's Opticks. Now and then they ground themselves on human The limbs are exhausted by what is called an authority, even when they most pretend divine. Id. atrophy, and grow lean and thin by a defect of Now the blood of twenty thousand men nourishment, occasioned by an inordinate scorbutick Did triumph in my face, and they are fled. or erratick heat. Blackmore.

Shakspeare. Through her nourished powers enlarged by thee,

Reason and love keep little company together She springs aloft.

Thomson's Seasons. nowadays. You are to honour, improve, and perfect the spirit A mead here, there a heath, and now and then a that is within you: you are to prepare it for the wood.

Drayton. kingdom of heaven, to nourish it with the love of Natural reason persuades man to love his neighGod and of virtue, to adorn it with good works, and bour, because of similitude of kind : because mutual to make it as holy and heavenly as you can. Law. love is necessary for man's welfare and preservation, And seems it nothing in a father's eye

and every one desires another should love him. Now That unimproved those many moments fy? it is a maxim of Nature, that one do to others, acAnd is he well content his son should find cording as he would himself be done to. White. No nourishment to feed his growing mind

Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, But conjugated verbs and nouns declined ? But an eternal now does ever last.

Cowley. For such is all the mental food purveyed

How frail our passions !
By public hacknies in the schooling trade. They that but now for honour and for plate,

Cowper. Made the sea blush with blood, resign their hate. Pride at the bottom of the human heart

Waller. Lay, and gave root and nourishment to all

Refer all the actions of this short and dying life That grew above.

Pollok. to that state which will shortly begin, but never have NOURÄITURE, n. s. Fr. nourrice, nourri- an end; and this will approve itself to be wisdom NouR'SLING,

at last, whatever the world judge of it now. ture. See Nurse and

Tillotson. Nour'sle, v. a.

NURTURE. Tutelage; education : : a noursling is used by Spenser for bold cavils of perverse and unreasonable men, we are

Such are those principles which, by reason of the the creature nursed: to noursle by Bp. Hall for nowadays put to defend. to tutor, educate.

Now and then something of extraordinary, that is Thither the great magician Merlin came,

any' thing of your production, is requisite to refresh As was his use, oftimes to visit me ;

your character.

Dryden. For he had charge my discipline to frame, She vanished, we can scarcely say she died, And tutors nouriture to oversee.

Spenser. For but a now did heaven and earth divide; If the poor seduced souls of foreign subjects, that This moment perfect health, the next was death. have been invincibly noursled, commisserate with

Id. weeping eyes and bleeding hearts, be carried hood

How shall any man distinguish now betwixt a winked to those hideous impieties—shall the native parasite and a man of honour, where hypocrisy and subjects of the defender of the faith, who have been

interest look so like duty and affection? trained up in so clear a light of the gospel, begin to

L'Estrange. cast wanton eyes upon their glorious superstitions ? Now that languages abound with words standing

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for such combinations, an usual way of getting these NOU'SEL, n. s. The same with nuzzel, and complex ideas, is by the explication of those terms

Locke. both corrupted from nursle. To nurse up: hence that stand for them. to confine. Obsolete.

Pheasants which are granivorous birds, the young Bald friars and knavish shavelings sought to nousel live mostly upon ants eggs. Now birds, being of a the common people in ignorance, lest being once ac

hot nature, are very voracious, therefore there had quainted with the truth of things, they would in time need be an infinite number of insects produced for smell out the untruth of their packed pelf and mass

their sustenance.

Ray. penny religion.


A most effectual argument against spontaneous NOW, adv., conj. & n. s. ? Sax. nu; Goth., which would now and then happen, were there any

generation is, that there is no new species produced, NOWADAY, adv. Swed. and Dan. nu; such thing.

Id. Teut. nun ; Lat. nunc ; Gr. vvy: there is also a

It was a vestal and a virgin fire, and differed Pers. nu.

At the present time; at any time sup- as much from that which passes by this name nowposed to be present; a little while ago : it is a:lays, as the vital heat from the burning of a fever. often used conjunctively as a particle of connec



Helim bethought himself, that the first day of the NOWED', adj. ? Lat. nodus; French noué. full moon of the month Tizpa was near at hand. Nowes, n. s. Knotted ; inwreathed : nowes, Now it is a received tradition among the Persians, the marriage knot. that the souls of the royal family, who are in a state of bliss, do, on the first full moon after their decease, Judah a lion rampant, Dan a serpent nowed.

Reuben is conceived to bear three barres waved, pass through the eastern gate of the black palace.

Addison's Guardian.

Thou shalt look round about and see
The praise of doing well
Is, to the ear, as ointment to the smell.

Thousands of crowned souls thronged to be Now if some flies, perchance, however small,

Themselves thy crown, sons of thy nowes ; Into the alabaster urn should fall,

The virgin births with which thy spouse

Prior. The odours die.


Made fruitful thy fair soul. The only motives that can be imagined of obedi- NOʻWHERE, adv. No and where. Not in ence to laws, are either the value and certainty any place. of rewards, or an apprehension of justice and severity. Now neither of these, exclusive of the other,

Some men, of whom we think very reverently, have is the true principle of our obedience to God.

in their books and writings nowhere mentioned or Rogers. taught that such things should be in the church.

Hooker. They now and then appear in the offices of religion, and avoid some scandalous enormities. Id. True pleasure and perfect freedom are nowhere to be

found but in the practice of virtue. Tillotson. A patient of mine is now living, in an advanced age, that thirty years ago did, at several times, cast NOʻWISE, adj. No and wise. This is comup from the lungs a large quantity of blood. monly spoken and written by the ignorant no


ways; not in any manner or degree. He who resolves to walk by the gospel rule of for

These animalcula gloriæ, these flies, these insects of bearing all revenge, will have opportunities every glory, these not bladders, but bubbles of vanity, now and then to exercise his forgiving temper. would be admired and praised for that which is nowise Atterbury. admirable or laudable,

Barrow. Now high, now low, now master up, now miss.



of natural gravitation, without contact While like a tide our minutes flow

or impulse, can in nowise be attributed to mere matter.

The present and the past,
He fills his own immortal now

NOX, Night, in the pagan mythology, one of
And sees our ages waste.


the most ancient deities among the heathens, What men of spirit nowada ys, daughter of Chaos. Froin her union with her Come to give sober judgment of new plays.

brother Erebus she gave birth to the Day and

Let my obedience then excuse

the Light. She was also the mother of the Parca, My disobedience now,

Hesperides, Dreams, Discord, Death, Momus, Nor some reproof yourself refuse

Fraud, &c. She is called by some of the poets From your aggrieved Bow-wow. Cowley.

the mother of all things, of gods as well as of Of Adam's race he was, and lonely sat

men; and she was worshipped with great soBy chance that day in meditation deep,

lemnity by the ancients. She had a famous staReflecting much of time, and earth, and man; lue in Diana's temple at Ephesus. It was usual And now to pensive, now to cheerful notes,

to offer her a black sheep, as she was the mother e touched a harp of wondrous melody. Pollok. of the Furies. The cock was also offered to her,

NOWARAHAUT, a town of Bengal, the sta- as that bird proclaims the approach of day during tion of the war and state boats belonging to the the darkness of the night. She is represented as nabobs of Bengal. The establishment consisted mounted on a chariot, and covered with a veil of 760 boats of various kinds ; which, beside the bespangled with stars. The constellations genecrew of sailors, were manned by 1000 Portu- rally went before her as her constant messengers. guese, or native Christians, who served as artil- Sometimes she is seen holding two children under lery-men; and a jagier or estate was assigned for her arms; one of whom is black, representing its support, yielding nearly £100,000 per anuum. Death; and the other wbite, representing Sleep. Since the English reduced this establishment the Some describe her as a woman veiled in mournlown has fallen to decay. Ten miles north-east ing, crowned with poppies, and carried in a of Dacca.

chariot drawn by owls and bats.



J. Haddon, Printer, Finsbury.

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