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have afcribed to the influence of dænions, not on. ( 4.) DÆMONIACS, ARGUMENTS FOR THE ET. ly that species of madness in which the patient is 1 TENCE OF. In opposition to these arguments roding and furious, but also melancholy madness. ( 3.) the following are urged by the Dæmorian. Of John, who feciuded himself from intercourte its. In the days of our Saviour, it would appear with the world, and was distinguished for abtiia that dæmoniacal polieslion was very a. nence and acts of mortification, they faid, He hath mong the Jews and the neighbouring nations, a demon. The youth, whose father applied to Many were the evil spirits whom Jesus is related Jesus to free him from an evil spirit, describing in the gospels to have ejected from patients that his unhap?y condition in these words, Hare mere were brought unto him as pollefted and tormentcs on my fon for he is lunatic. and fore wrxed with ed by those malevolent dæmons. His apoft les tco, a demon ; for oft times be filleth inin the fire, ond and ihe first Chriftians, who were most active and oft into the water, was plainly, epri-ptic. Every successful in the propagation of Chriftianity, apthing indeed that is related in the New Testament rear to have oiten exérted the miraculous powers concerning demoniacs, proves that they were with which they were endowed on fimilar occapeople affected with such natural disenfes as are fions. The dæmons displayed a degree of know. far from being uncommon among mankind in the ledore and malevolence which fufficiently diftin. prefent age. When the fymptoms of disorders guthed them from human beings; and the lan. cared by our Saviour and his apofles as cases of gnage in which the dæmoniacs are mentioned, and demoniacal poflethon, correspond fo exa&tly with the actions and sentimerits afcribed to them in the those of diseases well known as natural in the pre. New Tenament, show that our Saviour and his fent age, it would be abfurd to impute them to a apostles did not consider the idea of dæmoniacal fupernatural czufe. It is much more consistent pofleffion as being merely a vulyar error concernwith common sense and found philosophy to tipo ing the origin of a disease or diseases prodnced by pore, that cur Saviour and his aporties wirely, natural causes. The more enlightened cannot al., and with that cóndeicenfion to the weakness a:d ways avoid the use of metaphorical modes of 6% prejudices of those with whom they converted, preilion ; which though founded upoa error, yet which so eminently distinguished the character of have been so eliablished in language by the inftu. the author of our holy religion, and mud always eve of ensom, that they cannot be suddenly dilbe a prominent feature in the character of the true. miled. But in descriptions of characters, in the Chriftian, adapted the regar language in fpe-king narration of facts, and in the laying down of fylof those unfortunate pafans who were groundicise tons of doctrine, we require different rules to be ly imagined to be pollented with demons, though observed. Should any person, in compliance with they well knew the rotions which had given rile popular

. opivions, tak in ferious language of the to such modes of exprition to be ill founded, existence, difpofitions, declarations, and actions than to imagine that discales which arise at prea of a race of beings whom he knew to be absolute. fent from natural catifs, were produced in days ly fabulous, wę surely could not praise him for of old by the intervention of demons, or that e integrity: we mult fuppose him to be either exvil spirits still continue to enter into mankind in all ulting in irony over the weak credulity of those acasis of madret, melanchols, or epilepsy. De round him, or taking advantage of their weakness, fides, it is by no means a fufficient reason for with the dishonesty and the fel5th vitws of an im. receiving any doétrine as true, that it has been portor. And if he himself should pretend to any generally received through the world. Error, like connection with this imaginary fyftem of beings; an epidemical disease, is communicated from one and thould claim, in consequence of his connect's another. In certain circumstances, too, the tion with them, particular honours from his coninfluence of imagination predominates, and re- temporaries; whatever might be the dignity of ftrains the exertions of reason. Many fa!fe opi. his character in all other respects, nobody could nions have extended their influence through a ve. besitate to brand him as an impostor. In this light ry wide circle, and maintained it long. On every muft we regard the conduct of our Saviour and fuich occafion as the present, therefore, it become's bis apoftles, if the idea of dæmoniacal poflession us to enquire, not so much how generally any were to be considered mercly as a vulgar error. opinion has been received, or how long it has pré. They talked and acted as if they believed that e. vailed, as from what cause it has originated, and vil spirits had actually entered into those who were on what evidence it refts. When we contemplate brought to them as poflefled with devils, and as the frame of nature, we behold a grand and beau- if those fpirits had been actually expelled by their tiful fimplicity prevailing through the whole : authority out of the unhappy persons whom they Notwithstanding its immense extent, and though had poréssed. They demanded too, to have their it contains such numberless diversities of being ; pofleflions and declarations believed, in confeyet the simplest machine confiructed by human quence of their performing such mighty works, art does not display greater fimplicity, or an hap- and baving thus triumphed over the powers of pier connection of parts. We may therefore in hell. The reality of dæmoniacal poffeffion stands fer, by analogy, from what is observable of the or- upon the fame evidence with the gospel fyftem as of nature in general to the present case; that in general. Nor is there any thing unreasonable to permit evil spirits to intermeddle with the con- in this doctrine. It does not appear to contradict ceros of human life, would be to break through those ideas, which the general appearances of nathat order which the Deity af pears to have efia- ture and the series of events sugges, concerning blitheu through his works; it would be to intro- the benevolence and wisdom of the Deity, by duce a dezice of confufion unworthy of the wif- which he regulates the affairs of the universe, dom of Divine Providence.

We often fancy ourselves able to comprehend

l'ings to which our understanding is wholly ina- fion; as their opponents are filed Anti-dumoni. dequate: we perfuade ourselves, at times, that unfis. the whole extent of the works of the Deity inult DEMONISM, n. 1. the worship of dæmons. be well known to us, and that his designs mutt al DAER, Lord. Ser DOUGLAS. ways be such as we can fathom. We are then (1) DIFAR, a town of Arabia, near the coast ready, whenever any difficulty arises to us, in of the Red led, in the comtry of Yemen, Ijo mires co ifidering the conduct of Providence, to model S. of Mecc.i. things according to our own ideas; to deny that 12.) DAFAR, DOFar, or Dalfar, a feaport of tlie Deity can poflibly be the author of things Arabia, in Hadramaut, icated on the bay, i N° 3.) which we cannot reconcile; and to allert, that and governed by a scheick. Its chief export is be must act on every occanon in a manner con. olibaniim. It is 160 miles ENE. of Cape Fartach. fitent with our narrow views. Tilis is the (3.) DAFAR, or Dorar Bay, a bay on the W. pride of reason; and it seenis to have suggested coat of Arabia Felix. the frougest objections that have been at any time (1.) DAFFODIL, in botany. See NARCISSUS. urged against the reality of dæmoniacai poneition. (2.) * DAFFODIL.

? n. f. (Supposed But the deity may furely connect one order of his * DAFFODILLY.

by Skinner to be creatures with another. We perceive inutual re * DAFFODOWNDILLY. corrupted from lations and a beautifulconnection to prevail through aspodelus.)--This plant hath a lilly lower confift. a!! that part of nature which falls within the sphere ing of one leaf, which is bell shaped and cor into of our olfervation. The inferior animals are con- 6 segments, which encircle its middle like a crown; nected with mankind, and subjected to their aul. but the empalement, which commonly rifes out thority, not only in instances in which it is ex- of a membranous vagina, turns to an oblong or erted for their advantage, but even where it is ty- roundish fruit, which is triangular, and gr.:pes rannically abused to their destruction. Among in three parts; is divided into three cells, and full the evils to which mankind have been subjected, of roun.vish feeds. Miller. why might not their being liable to dæmoniacal DAFNE, a river of European Turkey, in Bulpofleffion be one? While the Supreme Being re- garia, which runs into the Urana, between Martains the sovereignty of the universe, he may em- cenopoli and Varna. ploy whatever agents he thinks proper in the exe To DAFT. v. a. (contracted from do aft: cution of his purposes : he may either commis- that is, to throw back, to throw off.) To toss afion an angel or let loose a devil; as well as bend lide ; to put away with contempi ; to throw as the human will, or communicate any particular way Nightly. Not now in use -I would she had impulfe to matter. All that revelation makes befow'd this dotage on me: I would have daft known, all that human reason can conjecture, all other respects, and made her half myself. Skak. concerning the existence of various orders of fpi * DAG. 7. F. (dague, Fr.] 1. A dagger. 2. A ritual beings, good and bad, is perfectly confift. Tandgun; a pistol : so called from serving the puro, ent with, and even favourable to, the doctrine of poses of a dayger, being carried secretly, and dodæmoniacal poffeffion. It is mentioned in the ing mischief suddenly. It is in neither sense now New Testament in such language, and such nar. used. ratives are related concerning it, that the gospels * To DAG. v. a. (from daggl.) To daggle ; cannot well be regarded in any other light than as to bemire ; to let tall in the water; a low word. pieces of impofture, and Jesus Christ must be con DAGELET, an island on the coast of Corea, fidered as a man who took advantage of the weak. about three leagues in circumference, covered with refs and ignorance of his contemporaries, if this fine trees, and surrounded with steep rocks, exdoctrine be nothing but a vulgar error; it teach. cept a few sandy creeks, which form cu veni. es nothing inconfiftent with the general conductent landing-places. It was discovered by La Pesa of Providence. In fhort, it is not the caution of rouse in 1787, who found some boats of a Chinese philosophy, but the pride of reason, that suggests constructiou upon the flocks. The men employobje&ions against this doctrine. Dr Jortin thinks, ed upon them, were supposed to be Corean carthat about the time our Saviour appeared, the penters, but as the ships approached, they fled to evil spirits had more influence over the bodies of the woods. The French navigator supposed that men, in order that the power of Jesus Christ over the island was uninhabited, except during sumfin and Satan, might be manifested in expelling mer by people froin Corea, for building boats. them, and putting them to open thame; and that Lon. 129. 2. E. from Paris, Lat. 3. 15. N. thus even they might be made unwilling witnesies DAGENHAM, a village in Eifex, on the of the truth of his gospel, Thus men beheld the Tliames, 9 miles E. by N. of London. In 1734, the vile nature and terrible force of these apoftate a breach was made by the river, which overfpirits, and at the same time the superior power powed near 5000 acres of ground; but Captain and goodness of the Saviour of the world, who Perry reduced it to its former channel. delivered miserable men from such dreadful ene DAGER-ORT, a town of Rusia, in the island mies.

of Dago, 84 miles WSW. of Revel. (II.) DÆMONIACS, in church hiftory, a branch * DAGGER. n.8. (dague, Freuch.) 1. A short of the Anabaptists ; whofe diftinguishing tenet is, sword; a poniard.

--He ftrikes vinself with his that the devils thall be saved at the end of the dagger, but being interrupted by one of his world

friends, he ftabs bim, and breaks the dagger on DÆMONIANISTS, a name given to authors, one of his ribs. Addijón. 2. (In fencing schools.] who p'ead for the reality of dæmoniacal poftel- A blunt blade of iron with a basket hilt, used for




delerce. 2. (With printers.] The obelus: a others Saturn or Venus; but according to mof mark of reference in form of a dagger; asít}. Neptune.

(1.) * To DAGGLE. V. a. (from dag, dew: a DAGONVILLE, a town of France, in the de word, according to Mr Lve, derived from the Da- partment of Meuse, 9 miles E. of Bar-le-duc. nila ; according to Mr Skinner, from dag, sprink DAGOUA, a town of Egypt, on the Nile, a jed, or deagan, to dip. They are probably all of harbour for thieves and pirates, 12 miles N. of the same root.) To dip negligently in mire or Cairo. water ; to bemire; to besprinkle.

DAGSBOROUGH, or a town of the United (1.) * TO DAGGLE. V. n. To be in the mire ; DAGSBURY, S States, in Suflex coun. to run through wet or dirt.

ty, Delaware, on the NW. bank of Pepper Creek, Nor like a puppy, duggled through the town. 19 miles from Clowes, 35 SSE. from Dover, and To fetch and carry ling song up and down. 127 S. of Philadelphia.

Pope. DAGWORTH, a village NW. of Stow, Suflex, * DAGOLEDTAIL. n. f. [daggle and tail.] DAGESTAN. See DAGHESTAN. Bemired ; dipped in the water or, mud; beipat DAHHI, a town of Arabia, in the country of tered --The gentlemen of wit and pleasure are Zemen, 67 miles SE. of Locheia. apt to be choaked at the fight of so many daggled DAHHLAK, DALAKA, or DALACCA, an island

oil parsons, that happen to fall in their way, in the Red Sea, near the coast of Abysiinia, about Swifi.

22 leagues in length, and four in breadth, ancient. DAGHESTAN. a province of Asia, bounded ly celebrated for its pearl fishery. It is low and by Circaslia on the N. by the Caspine Sea on the fiat, with a fandy foil, mixed with shells, and in E.;. by Shirvan, in Perfia, on the S.; and by summer destitute of every kind of herbage, except mount'ancafes and Georgia on the W. Its chief a small quantity of bent grals, which is barely suftowns are Tarku and Derbent, both situated on ficient to feed a few antelopes and goats. In mathe Caspian Sea. It is inhabited by Tartars, who ny places, however, it is covered with extenlive are subject to Rullia,

plantations of acacia trees, which feldom exceed (1.) DAGISTAN, or DABESTAN, a diftrial of 8 feet in height, spreading wide, and turning flat Partia. piokably the same with DAGHESTAN; at the top, probably from the influence of the some geographers often make great blunders in or wind, which blows from the sea. From the end thograpi.y.

of March to the beginning of October, they have 13, DAGISTAN, the capital of the above district no rain in Dahblak; but in the intermediate (N 1.) eated on a river which runs into the Car- months they have heavy mowers, when the water pian Sea : 740 miles NW. of Mefchid. colded into artificiai ciferns, to supply the

DAGLAN, a town of France, in the depart. inhabitants during the ensuing summer. Of these ment of Dordogne, 8 miles S. of Sariat.

cifterns, which are supposed to be eitiier the work DAGLINGWORTH, a village in Gloucester, of the Persians or of the first Ptolemies, 370 yet Mire, 3 miles NW. of Cirenceller.

remain, cut out of the folid rock. The grass DAUNQ, a town of Turkey in Europe, in Al. springs up luxuriantly after the rains, and then bania, with a bishop's fee; capital of the district the goats gire the inhabitants a plentiful supply of of Ducagini ; near the confluence of the Drino, milk, which in winter is the principal part of their and Nero; 13 miles SE. of Scutari, and 15 NE. subsistence. The poorer fort live entirely on fell of Aleffio. Lon. 19. 39. E. Lat. 42. 30. N. and other filh. This is the only part of Arabia,

DAGO, or Dagno, an island in the Baltic Sea, where no one is furnished with arms of any kind; on the coast of Livonia, between the gulf of Fin- and its inbabitants are a simple, fearful, and inorland and Riga. It is of a triangular figure, and fenfive people. Their chief employment is to may be about 20 miles in circumference. It has work the vetiels which trade to the different parts. nothing confiderable but two castles called Dag- of the coali. The island contains 12 villages or girwort and Paden. Lon, 22. 50, E. Lat. 58. towns, each of which is encircled with a planta

tion of doom irees; the leaves of which, when drie DAGON, the idol of Athdod or Azotus. He ed, are of a gloily white; and of these the inhabi$armonly represented as a monster, half man tánts makc neat and beautiful baskets, seemingly and kaif fim ; whence most learned men derive the only resemblance to manufacture among them. the name from the Hebrew dag, which fignifies “a This as well as the other isands of the Red Sea is fish." Those who make him to have been the in- dependent upon Masuah ; and the governor is furvintor of bread corn, derive his name from the Llc. nithed monthly with a goat from each of the 12, brew, 717, Dagon, signifying, corn; whence Philo. villages; besides which every vessel putting in here. Biblius calls him Zeus Agapiano, Jupiter diatrius, for Diasuah, pays him a pound of coffee, and eveThis deity continued to have a temple at Ashdod ry one from Arabia, a dollar, From these bis re10 the time of the Maccabees ; for the author of venue chiefly arises. Lon, 39.0. E. Lat. 15.40. N. the first book of Maccabees tells us, that “ Jona DAHHMAK, a town of Arabia, in the coun. than, one of the Maccabees, having beaten the try of Yemen, jó miles SSE. of Abu-Aritch. army of Apollonius, Demetrius's general, they DAHL, or DAL, the first river of Sweden, fied to Azotus, and entered into Bethdagon (the which runs through the provinces of Dalecarlia temple of their idol); but Jonathan fet fire to and Geftricia, and falls into the gulf of Bothnia, Azouus, and burnt the temple of Dagon and all four leagues ESE. of Geffe. Near Escarleby it those who were fied into it.” Dagon according forms a celebrated cataract, scarcely inferior to the W rome, was the same with Jupiter, according to fall of the Rhine at Laytieni:


44 N.

DAHLEN, a town of Germany, in the circle rather confifts in the pertormance of some tradiof Upper Saxony, and margraviate of Meifien, 23 tionary ceremonies, than of any fixed system of miles NW, of Meiffen.

belief, or of moral conduct. They believe more DAHME, a town of Saxony, in the circle of firmly in their amulets and fetiches, than in the Upper Germany, and principality of Querfurt, deity; their national fetiche is the Tiger; and 40 miles S. of Berlin,

their houses or huts are decorated with ugly DAHMEC, a town of Asia, in the country of images, tinged with blood, stuck with feathers, Candabar, 28 miles SW. of Candahar.

besmeared with palm oil, and bedaubed with eggs. DAHN, a town of France, in the department The government is perhaps the most perfect desof Lower Røine, 13 miles W. of Landau. potism upon earth. The policy of the country

DAHOME, or DAUMA, a kingdom of Afri. admits of no intermediate degree of subordination

DAHOMY, } ca, on the coast of Guinea, fitu. between the king and slave, at least in the royal ated about 60 or 70 miles from the Atlantic. This presence, where the prime minister is obliged to kingdom, which is correctly placed in various old proftrate himself with as much abject fubmiflion maps, particularly that of Mercator, who names as the meanest subject, all acknowledging the units ancient capital Dauina, was erazed from the limited power of the sovereign. A miniiter of state maps of Africa, in 1700, and the existence of the crawls towards the apariment of audience on his nation of Dauma denied, but it emerged from ob. hands and knees, till he arrives in the royal pre{curity, in 1727, by the fame of its conquests of fence, where he lays himself flat on his beliy, rubthe Maritime States of Whidah and Ardra. Da- bing his head in the dust, and uttering the most bome, as known at present, is supposed to reach humiliating expressions. Being detir d to advance, from the sea coaft 150 or 200 miles inland, though he receives the king's cominands, or cominuniDo European has penetrated above half that dif- cates any particular business, still continuing in a tance. The fol is a deep rich clay, of a reddish recumbent polture ; for no perfon is permitted to colour, with a little fand on the furface, except a. fit, even on the poor, in the royal prence, except bout Calmina, where it is more light and gravel- the women; and even they must kils the earth ly; but there is not to be found a stone so big as when they receive or deliver the king's meilage. an egg in the whole country, fo far as it has been 'The king of Dahomy maintains a contiderable viited by Europeans. Of farinaceous vegetables, standing army, commanded by an agaow or fenethe country yields a plentiful supply, in propor- ral, with several other fubordinate military offition to the quantity of culture; viz. maize, mil. cers, who must hold themselves in readiness to let or Guinea corn of different forts, a kind of take the field upon all occasions, at the command peas, or rather kidney-beans, called cadavances, of the sovereign. The payment of these troops and aifo a species of beans, called ground-beans. chiefly depends on the succets of the expeditions The Dahomans likewise cultivate yams, potatoes in which they are engaged. On extraordinary oc; of two forts, the calfada or manioka, the plantain, cafions, all the males able to bear arnis are obliged and the banana. Pineapples, melons, oranges, to repair to the general's standard, every caboceer limes, guavas, and other tropical fruits, also a marching at the head of his own people. Somebound in this fertile country. Nor is it deftitute times the king takes the field at the head of his of productions adapted for commerce and manu. troops; and on very great emergencies at the head facture; such as indigo, cotton, the sugar-cane, of his women. Within the walls of the different tobacco, palm-oil, with a variety of spices, parti- royal palaces in Dahomy are immure not less than cularly a species of pepper, very similar in flavour, 3000 women ; several hundreds of these are train, and indeed scarcely distinguishable from the black ed to arms under a female general, and fubordipepper of the East Indies. A very curious 'fruit nate officers appointed by the king, in the same is produced in Dahomy, as well as in fome other manner as those under the agaow. Thefe Amaparts of Africa, which resembles a small olive in zons are regularly exercised, and go through their every respect but the colour, being of a dusky evolutions with as much expertness as the male reddish bue, changing at the end next the stalk to soldiers. They have their large umbrellas, their a faint yellow; the pulp is firm, and almost infi- flags, their drums, trumpets, flutes, and other pid; the ftone is hard like that of the olive. musical instruments. In short, the fingularity of After having chewed one or more of such ber- this institution never fails to attract the particular ries, and spit out or swallowed the pulp at plea- attention of Europeans, when, among other upfure

, a glass of vinegar will taste, to the person common exhibitions, they are presented with the trying the experiment, like sweet wine; a lime curious spectacle of a revi..w of female troops. will seem to have the favour of a very ripe China The dress of the men in Dahomy confifts of a pair orange; and the same change is produced in o- of itriped or white cotton drawers, of the manua ther acids, without effervescence, or any sensible facture of the country, over which they wear a motion. The Dahomans, like the other inbabi. large square cloth of the fame, or of European tants of tropical climates, plant twice a year, viz. manufa ture. This cloth is about the size of a at the vernal and autumnal equinoxes ; after which common counterpane, for the middling class, but the periodical rains prevail

. The language is that much larger for the grandees. It is wrapped awhich the Portuguese call Lingua Geral, or Gene- bout the loins, and tied on the left side by two of ral Tongue, and is spoken not only in Dahomy the corners, the others hanging down, and some. Proper, but in Whidah, and the other dependent times trailing on the ground. A piece of filk or ftates, as well as in Mahee and several neighbour- velvet, of 16 or 18 yards, makes a cloth for a graning places. With respect to the Dahoman religi: dee. The head is uiually covered with a beaver fin, it is vague and uncertain in its principles, and or felt hat, according to the quality of the wear

er. The king, as well as fome of his minifters, Agriculture is much improved, but the ground is often wears a gold or silver laced hat and feather. fitter for pasture. The population, in 1801, was The arms and upper part of the body reinain na. 1621. ked, unless when the party travels, or performs (1.) * DAILY. adj. (daglic, Sason) Happencertain pieces of work, when the large cloth is ing every day or very frequentiy; done every day; laid alide, and the body is covered with a sort of quotidian.frock or tunic without fleeves. The feet are al.

Niuch are we bound to heaven ways bare, none but the sovereign having a right In daily thanks that gave us such a prince. Sbak. to wear sandals. The dress of the women, though Ceate, man of woman born! to hope relief fimple, confifts of a greater number of articles than From daily trouble, and continued grief. Prior. that of the men. They use several cloths or hand. (2.) * Daily. adv. Every day; very often. kerchiefs, fome to wrap round the loins, and 0. A man with whom I conversed almost daily, for thers to cover occasionally the breasts and upper years together. Dryden. parts of the body. The neck, arms, and ancies, * DAINTILY. adv. (from dainty.) 1. Elegant; are adorned with beads and chowries; and rings delicately.- Truth is a naked and open day light, of Gilver, or baser metal, encircle the fingers. The that doth not shew the masks and mummeries, and ears are so pierced as to adınit the little finger, triumphs of the world, half fo dlately and daintiy and a coral bead of that fize ruck into each, if as candle-light. Bacon. 2. Deliciouily; pieafan. the party be able to afford it; otherwise a portion ly.-- Thole young ruiters had been accuftomed of red fealing wax, or a piece of oyster-shell po. to nothing but to sleep well, and fair daintis. hiihed, is applied in the fame manner. Girls be- Brome. 3. Nicely; ceremonioully ; ferupuloudy. fore the age of puberty, weir nothing but a Itring 4. Squeamihly: iaftidiously. et bcads or shells round the loins, and young wo * DAINTINESS. n. j. (from dairty.} 1. Deil, men usually expose the breasts to view. The ge- cacy; fottnefs.neral character of the Dahomans is marked by a What should yet thy palate please? mixture of ferocity and politenets. The former Dai itiness and fufter eale, appears in the treatment of their enemics; the lat Sleeked limbs and finest blood ? Ben Jonlen. ter they poilcis far above the African nations with 2. Elegance; nicety.--The duke exceeded in the whom we hitherto bad any intercourse; this being daintinefs of his leg and foot, and the earl in the the country where strangers are least exposed to fine shape of his hands. Wotton. 3. Delicacy; deliinsult, and where it is easy to refide in security ciousness.-It was more notorious for the drintiand tranquillity. Abomey, the capital, lies bé. nefs of the provision which he ferved in it, than tween Lon. 3° and 4° E. and in Lat. 9. 50. N. for the maliness of the dish. Hakewill. 4. Squeam

DAIRIJE, a town of Egypt, feated on the ishness; faftidionfress.- Of sand, and lime, and Nile; 13 miles SSW. of Damietta.

clay, Vitruvius hath discoursed without any dainDAILESFORD, a town of Worcestershire, near- tineis. Wotton. 5. Ceremoniousness; scrupulofity. ly surrounded by Oxford thire.

(1.) * DAINTY. adj. [clerived by Skinner from DAILLE, John, a prutenant minifter near Pa-, an old French word for delicate ; which yet ris, one of the most learned divines of the 17th I cannot find in dictionaries] 1. Pleafing to the century, and the moft esteemed by the Catholics, palate; of exquisite taste; delicious.-Higher conof all the controversial writers among the Prote!- coction is required for sweetness, or pleafure of tants. He was tutor to two of the grandfons of taste, and therefore all your dainty plumbs are a the illustrious M. Du Pleslis Mornai. Mr Daille little dry. Bacon. 2. Delicate; of acute fenfibilihaving lived 14 years with this excellent mafter, ty; nice; fqucamiih; luft; luxurious; tender.-travelled into Italy with his two pupils; one ci This is the sowest yet the dointies sense ; them died abroad; with the other be visited Italy, For ev'n the ears of such as have no skill, Switzerland, Germany, Flanders, Holland, and Perceive a discord, and conceive offence; England, and returned in 1621. He was received And knowing not what's good, yet find the ill. minister in 1623, and first exercised his office in

Davies, the familyof M. Du Plessis Mornai; but that lord They were a fine and dainty people; frugal and died foon after.' The memoirs of this great man yet elegant though not military. Bacon. 3. Scru. employed Mr Daille in 1624. In 1625, he was pulous; ceremonious.--' appointed minister of the church of Samur, and

Which of vou all in 1626 removed to Paris, where he spent all the Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty, rest of his life, and composed several works. His I'll swear hath corns. Sbakejp. Romeo and Juliet. first piece was his masterpiece, and an excellent 4. Elegant ; tenderly, languishingly, or effeminatework; Of the Use of the Fathers, printed 1631. ly beautiful.It is a strong chain of reaioning, which forms a Why should ye be fo cruel to yourself, moral demonstration against those who would have And to those dainty limbs which nature lent religious disputes decided by the authority of the For gentle usage, and soft delicacy? Milton. fathers. He died in 1670, aged 77.

Your dainty Ipeakers have the curse, DAILLY, a parish of Scotland, nearly in the To plead bad causes down to worse. Prior. centre of Airshire, extending along the banks of the (2) * DAINTY. n. f. 1. Somet bing nice or deli. Girvan, 6 m. in length and from 4 to 6 in breadth; cate; a delicacy; foniething of exquilite taste.and containing about 14,000 acres. The soil is Be not defirous of his dainties; for they are devarious; the surface diversified with natural woods ceitful meat. Prov. xxiii. 3.- A worm breedeth and plantations. The climate is usually dry, mild, in meal, of the shape of a large white maggot, and agrecable, but muist and chilly on the hills. which is given as a great dainty to nightingales.

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