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Seistan; and has a revenue of about 80,000 of plants; and in the natural method ranking Tupees.
under the forty-eighth order aggregatæ. The SEIZE,v.a.&v.n. Fr. saisir. To take calyx is quinquefid; the tube of the corolla caSeizure, n. s. hold of; gripe; grasp; pillary, with the limb nearly equal, and a single Seiz'ın.
take possession of by seed. There are twenty-one species. force: the act of doing so : seizin is explained SELAH, Heb.abo, a word often used in the telow.
book of Psalms, and three times in the prayer of So the one for wrong, the other strives for right: Habakkuk, iii. 3, 9, 13. Commentators are not As when a griffin, seized of his prey,
agreed about its use or meaning. Some conA dragon fierce encountereth in his fight, sider it as a note of music, others as a mark of Through wildest air making his idle way.
attention or emphasis ; others take it for a name Faerie Queene.
of the Deity; and others consider it as synonyFairest Cordelia,
mous with Amen. Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon : Be't lawful I take up what's cast away?
Selah, in ancient geography, the capital of the Shakspeare. King Lear.
ancient Edomites, in Arabia, seated in a plain Thy lands, and all things that thou dost call thine, surrounded with rocks, as its name signifies. It Worth seizure, do we seize into our hands.
was taken by Amaziah king of Judah, who
Shakspeare. changed its name to Joktheel, and massacred its An escheator of London had arrested a clothier inhabitants.—2 Kings. xiv. 7. that was outlawed, and seized his goods. Camden. SELBURY Hill, an ancient artificial hill of
It was judged, by the highest kind of judgment, England in Wiltshire, near Kennet, and half a that he should be banished, and his whole estate mile from Aubury on the road from Marlborough confiscated and seised, and his houses pulled down.
to Bath. It is high and round, but its age and
SELBY, a market-town in the West Riding possession of the whole.
Wotton. When there is a design of supplanting, that neces
of Yorkshire, on the west bank of the Ouse, sarily requires another of accusing : even Jezebel twelve miles south by east from York, and 178 projects not to seise on Naboth’s vineyard without a north by west from London. The town has been precedent charge.
Decay of Piety. greatly improved of late years by a canal which Every indulged sin gives Satan livery and seisin of connects the Ouse with the Aire and Calder. Large his heart, and a power to dispose of it as he pleases. ships are built here, and a pretty good trade is
Id. carried on to London. Here has lately been Then as a tiger, who by chance hath spied,
erected a most complete and handsome timber In some purlieu, two gentle fawns at play, bridge over the river Ouse, particularly admired Straight couches close, then, rising, changes oft
for the despatch used in admitting vessels through His couchant watch, as one who chose his ground, Whence rushing he might surest seize them both,
it, by means of a swivel in the centre, working Both griped in each paw.
on balls similar to cannon-balls : although estiSufficient that thy prayers are heard, and death,
mated to weigh seventy tons, or upwards, it can Then due by sentence when thou didst transgress,
be opened and shut in a minute.
Here are Defeated of his seizure, many days
an iron-foundery, a good ship-yard, and a branch Given thee of grace.
Id. Paradise Lost. custom-house. A Benedictine abbey was founded Many recoveries were had, as well by heirs as suc- here by William the Conqueror, the conventual cessors, of the seizin of their predecessors. Hale. church belonging to which is now the parish
Make o'er thy honour by a deed of trust, church, and is a fine specimen of the architecture And give me seizure of the mighty wealth. Dryden.
of that period. King Henry I. was born at this So Pluto, xized of Proserpine, conveyed
town. Market on Monday. Fairs, Easter To hell's tremendous gloom the' affrighted maid ; There grimly smiled, pleased with the beauteous prize, is a vicarage. Patron the archbishop of York.
Tuesday, 22d of June, and 10th of October. It Nor envied Jove his sunshine and his skies.
Addison's Cato. SEL'DOM, adv. Sax. seldan, rarely; selSeisin is the same, in the canon law, as livery and SEL'DOM NESS, n. s. dor, more rarely; seldost, sisin at the common law. Ayliffe's Parergon. SELD’Shown, adj. most rarely. Seldan is
supIn her sad breast the prince's fortunes roll, posed to be contracted from seldæn or relo, And hope and doubt alternate seize her soul. Pope. rare, and hpænne, when; Belg. selden. Rarely;
Henry continued to burn protestants after he had not often; not frequently: seldshown is, seldom cast off the pope ; and his seizure of ecclesiastical revenues cannot be reckoned as a mark of the church's liberty.
Swift. The lack we all have, as well of ghostly as of Let there be no sudden seisure of a lapsed syllable earthly favours, is in each kind easily known ; but to play upon it.
Watts. the'gists of God are so diversly bestowed, that it selSEISURE, in commerce, an arrest of some mer
dom appeareth what all receive : what all stand in
Hooker. chandise, moveable, or other matter, either in need of seldom lieth hid. consequence of some law or of some express
Degrees of well-doing there could be none, except order of their sovereign. Contraband goods, perhaps in the seldomness and oftenness of doing well
Id. those fraudulently entered, or landed without
Seldshown flamins entering at all, or at wrong places, are subject
Do press among the popular throngs. to seizure. In seizures, among us, one half goes
Shakspeare. Coriolanus. to the informer, and the other half to the king.
Where the flight of fancy is managed with good SELAGO, in botany, a genus of the angio- judgment, seldome is seen it
the more spermia order, belonging to the didynamia class valuable.
There is true joy conveyed to the heart by prevent- greatly recommended bim to the favor of the ing grace, which pardoning grace seldom gives. court. In 1640 he was chosen M. P. for the
South's Sermons. university of Oxford ; where he again opposed SELDON (John), called by Grotius the glory the court, though he might, by complying, have of England, was born at Salvington in Sussex in raised himself very considerably. In 1643 he 1584. He was educated at Chichester; whence was appointed one of the lay, members in the he was sent to Hart Hall in the university of assembly of divines at Westminster, and keeper Oxford, where he studied four years. In 1612 of the records in the tower. In 1645 he was he entered in Clifford's Inn to study the law; made a commissioner of the admiralty, and and in 1614 removed to the Inner Temple, where elected master of Trinity College Cambridge ; he soon acquired great reputation. He had but declined accepting. He died in 1654; and already published several works ; and wrote was interred in the temple church, where a monuverses in Latin, Greek, and English, upon Mr. ment is erected to his memory. Dr. Wilkie says William Browne's Britannia's Pastorals. In he was a man of uncommon greatness of soul, 1614 he published his Titles of Honor; and in averse to flattery, liberal to scholars, charitable 1616 his Notes on Sir John Fortescue's book De to the poor; and, though he had great latitude Laudibus Legum Angliæ. In 1618 he published in his principles with regard to ecclesiastical his History of Tythes ; which gave great offence power, yet he had a sincere regard for the church to the clergy, and for which he was called before of England. He wrote many learned works bethe high commission court, and obliged to make sides those already mentioned; as, 1. De Jure a public acknowledgment of his sorrow for Naturali et Gentium, juxta Disciplinam Hebrae'having published it. In 1621, being sent for byorum; 2. De Nuptiis et Divorciis; 3. De Anno the parliament, though he was not then a mem- Civili veterum Hebræorum ; 4. De Nummis; ber of the house, and giving his opinion very 5. De Diis Syris; 6. Uxor Hebraica; 7. Jani strongly in favor of their privileges, in opposition Anglorum Facies altera, &c. All his works were to the court, he was committed to the custody of printed together in 1726, in 3 vols. folio. the sheriff of London, but liberated five weeks SELECT, v. a. & adj. Lat. selectus. To afterwards. In 1623 he was chosen M. P. for Selection, n. s. choose in preference to Lancaster; but, amidst all the divisions of the
others rejected; nicely nation, kept himself neuter, prosecuting his SELEC'TOR.
chosen; choice : selecstudies with such application, that, though he was tion is the act of choosing; choice made: selectthe next year chosen reader of Lyon's Inn, he ness, the state of being select. refused that office. In 1625 he was chosen M. P. The footmen, selected out of all the provinces, were for Great Bedwin in Wiltshire, in the first par- greatly diminished, being now scarce eight thousand liament of king Charles I., in which he declared strong.
Knolles. himself warmly against the duke of Bucking
To the nuptial bower ham; and, on the duke's impeachment, was ap
I led her, blushing like the morn: all heaven, pointed one of the managers of the articles
And happy constellations, on that hour
Shed their selectest influence. against him. In 1627 and 1628 he opposed the
Milton's Paradise Lost. court party with great vigor. The parliament
While we single out several dishes, and reject being prorogued to January 20th, 1629, he re others, the selection seems but arbitrary, tired to the earl of Kent's house at Wrest, in Bed
Browne's Vulgar Errors. fordshire, where he finished his Marmora Arun
The pious chief deliana. The parliament being met, he, among A hundred youths from all his train selects. Dryden. others, again distinguished himself by his zeal Select from vulgar herds, with garlands gay, against the court; when the king, dissolving the A hundred bulls ascend the sacred way. Prior. parliament, ordered him and several other mem SELEFKEH, a town of Caramania, near the bers to be committed to the tower. Mr. Seldon mouth of a river called Ghiuk Sooyoo, the insisting on the benefit of the laws, and refusing ancient Calicadnus. It is the residence of an to make his submission, was removed to the aga, from Cyprus; but the modern town is only king's bench prison. Being here in danger of an assemblage of inud and wooden huts. It is his life on account of the plague, then raging in chiefly distinguished by being on the site of the Southwark, he petitioned the lord high treasurer, ancient Seleucia, vestiges of which remain. They at the end of Trinity-term, that he might be re are scattered over a large extent of ground on moved to the Gate-louse, Westminster, which the west, and include the remains of a theatre, was granted ; but in Michaelmas following the partly cut out of the side of a hill, and facing judges issued an order for conveying him back the south-east; and in front of it a long line of to the king's bench, whence he was released in considerable ruins, with porticoes and other large the end of the same year; but fifteen years buildings. Farther on is a temple, which was after the parliament ordered him £5000 for the once converted into a Christian church, and losses he had sustained on this occasion. He was several large Corinthian columns about four feet afterwards committed, with several other gentle- in diameter, a few of which are still standing. A men, for dispersing a libel ; hut the author, who quarter of a mile southward of the theatre, near was abroad, being discovered, they were set at a marble quarry which seems to have supplied liberty. In 1634 a dispute arising between the all the materials of the town, is an extensive English and Dutch, concerning the herring fishery cemetery, containing several sarcophagi of coarse on the British coast, he was prevailed upon by workmanship; and in a vein of soft stone on the archbishop Laud to draw up his Mare Clausum, northern side of the hill some catacombs, which, in answer to Grotius's Mare Liberum; which as usual, hare been all emptied. At these two
places appear a variety of inscriptions. Near rature a few degrees higher. During its cooling the catacombs there is an enormous reservoir, it retains for a long time a soft and semi-fluid hewn out of this soft stone. The roof is sup- state. Like Spanish wax it may be kneaded beported by parallel rows of square pillars. Its tween the fingers, and drawn out into long dimensions are 150 feet by seventy-five, and threads, which have a great deal elasticity, and thirty-five in depth. On a hill west of the town in which we easily perceive the transparency are the remains of the citadel, o. an oval form, when they are flat and thin. These threads, surrounded by a well built wall, flanked by viewed by transmitted light, are red; but, by towers and a double ditch. The interior is full reflected light, they are gray, and have the meof ruined houses and columns. Long. 33° 55' tallic lustre. When selenium is heated in a reE., lat. 36° 20' N.
tort, it begins to boil at a temperature below that SELENGA, a considerable river of Siberia, of a red heat. It assumes the form of a dark yelin the government of Irkoutsk, rising beyond the low vapor, which, however, is not so intense as frontier, in the country of the Mongols, where that of the vapor of sulphur; but it is more init receives the Kharatale and the Iga. On ap- tense than chlorine gas. The vapor condenses proaching the frontiers it begins to be navigable, in the neck of the retort, and forms black drops, then flows from south-east to north-west, and which unite into larger drops, as in the distillation falls by three mouths into the lake Baikal. The of mercury. Russians have built several towns on its right If we heat selenium in the air, or in vessels bank, particularly Verschnei Oudinsk, Selen- so large that the vapor may be condensed by the gipsk, and Kiachta. A great quantity of a species cold air, a red smoke is formed, which has no of white fish, called omouli, is taken in this river particular smell, and which is condensed in the towards the end of August.
form of a cinnabar-red powder, yielding a species SELENITE is the term used by Dr. Thom- of flowers, as happens to sulphur in the same son and other modern chemists for what was for- circumstances. The characteristic smell of -merly called selenites. It is the same with horse-radish is not perceived till the heat becomes gypsum.
great enough to occasion oxidation. SELENITES, in the old system of mineralogy, Selenium is not a good conductor of heat. We is the name of a large class of fossils, of which can easily hold it between the fingers and melt it is now unnecessary to describe the characters, it at the distance of one or two lines from the since better arrangements and more accurate fingers without perceiving that it becomes hot. descriptions have been made. See MINERALOGY. It is also a non-conductor of electricity. On the Of the first order there were three generà ; viz. other hand M. Berzelius was not able to render 1. Leptodecarhombes , 2. Pachodecarhombes ; 3. it electric by friction. It is not hard; the knife Tetradecarhombes. Of the second there were also scratches it easily. It is brittle like glass, and three genera :-1. Ischnambluces; 2. Isambluces; is easily reduced to powder. Its specific gravity 3. Oxuciæ. Of the third one, inamblucia. Of is between 4.3 and 4:32. the fourth also only one genus, the sanidia. Of The affinity of seleninm for oxygen is not very the fifth one, cathetolipes. Of the sixth order great. If we heat it in the air, without touching there were two genera; viz. 1. Lepastra; 2. Tri- it with a burning body, it is usually volatilised, chestra. Of the seventh one genus, symplexia. without alteration ; but if it is touched by flame
SELENITES, in chemistry, called also gypsum its edges assume a fine sky-blue color, and it is spatosum, a species of gypsum or plaster of Paris. volatilised with a strong 'smell of horse-radish. See Gypsum, and MINERALOGY.
The odorous substance is a gaseous oxide of SELENIUM, in chemistry, is a new ele- selenium, which, however, has not been obtained mentary body, extracted by M. Berzelius from in an insulated state, but only mixed with atmothe pyrites of Fahlun, which, from its chemical spherical air. If we heat selenium in a close properties, he places between sulphur and tellu- phial filled with common air, till the greatest rium, though it has more properties in common part of it is evaporated, the air of the phial acwith the former than with the latter substance. quires the odor of oxide of selenium in a very It was obtained in exceedingly small quantity high degree. If we wash the air with pure from a large portion of pyrites. For the mode water, the liquid acquires the odor of the gas; of extraction we must refer to his long and elabo- but, as there are always formed traces of selenic rate papers, translated from the Annales de acid, this water acquires the property of reddenChimie et de Physique, ix. et seq. into the Annals ing litmus paper feebly, and of becoming muddy of Philosophy, for June, August, October, and when mixed with sulphureted hydrogen gas. December 1819, and January 1820.
Selenic oxide gas is but very little soluble in When selenium, after being fused, becomes water, and does not communicate any taste to it. solid, its surface assumes a metallic brilliancy of If we heat selenium in a large flask filled with a very deep brown color, resembling polished oxygen gas, it evaporates without combustion, hæmatites. . Its fracture is conchoidal, vitreous, and the gas assumes the odor of selenic oxide, of the color of lead, and perfectly metallic. The just as would have happened if the sublimation powder of seleniuin. has a deep red color, but had taken place in common air; but, if we heat it sticks together readily when pounded, and then the selenium in a glass ball of an inch diameter, assumes a gray color and a smooth surface, as in which it has not room to volatilize and dishappens to antimony and bismuth. In very thin perse, and if we allow a current of oxygen gas coats selenium is transparent, with a ruby red to pass through this ball, the selenium takes fire color. When heated it softens; and at 212° it jusi when it begins to boil, and bui is semi-liquid, and melts completely at a tempe- feeble flame, white towards the base, but green Vol. XX.
or greenish-blue at the summit, or towards the Plut. Mela. i. 12. Strab. xi. 15. Plin. vi. 2;.
the era of the two horns. According to the Selenium, 71:261 100.00 1 prime 4.96 best accounts, the first year of this era falls in
Oxygen, 28.739 40·83 2 primes 2.00 the year 311 B. C. being twelve years after AlexIf into a solution of selenic acid in muriatic ander's death. acid we introduce a piece of zinc or of polished SELEUCIS, or SELEUCENA, a division of iron, the metal immediately assumes the color Syria, so named from Seleucus Nicator. Jt was of copper, and the selenium is gradually preci- also called Tetrapolis, from its containing four pitated in the form of red, or brown, or blackish cities: viz. Seleucia, so named from Seleucus; Aocks, according as the temperature is more or Antioch from his father; Laodocea, after his less elevated. When seleniate of potassa is heated mother; and Apamea, from his wife.-Strabo with muriate of ammonia, selenium is obtained xvi. by the deoxidising property of the ammonia ; SELEUCUS I., surnamed Nicator, or the but in this case we always lose a small quantity conqueror, one of the chief generals under Alexof selenium, which comes over with the water ander the Great, and, after his ath, founder of in the form of an acid. If we pour dilute muri- the race of princes called Seleucidæ. He is atic acid on the compound of selenium and po- equally celebrated as a renowned warrior, and tassium dissolved in water, seleniureted hydrogen as the father of his people; yet his virtues could gas is evolved. Water impregnated with it pre not protect him from the fatal ambition of Cecipitates all the metallic solutions, even those of raunus, one of his courtiers, by whom he was iron and zinc, when they are neutral. Sulphur, assassinated, A. C. 280. See Syria. phosphorus, the earths, and the metals, combine SELEUCUS was also the name of other five with selenium, forming seleniurets. Selenic acid kings of Syria ; distinguished by the surnames neutralises the bases. Selenium has been recently of Callinicus, Ceraunus, Philopater, &c. See found in two minerals ; one is from Skrickerum, SYRIA. in the parish of Tryserum, in Smoland.
SELF, pron., plur. selves, Sax. rýlf, rýlfa; SELENOGʻRAPHY, n. s. Fr. selenographie ; Self'ish, adj.
Belg. self, selve. Gr. σελήνη and γράφω. Αdescription of the moon. SELF'ISHNESS, n. s.
Its primary signiHevelius, in his accurate selenography, or descrip SELF'ISHLY, adv.
fication seems to tion of the moon, hath well translated the known ap SELF-SAME, adj.
be that of an adpellations of regions, seas, and mountains, unto the jective. Very ; particular; this above others; parts of that luminary.
sometimes, one's own. Dr. Johnson's observaSELEUCIA, in ancient geography, a city of tions on the force of this word are so much in Asia, surnamed Babylonia, because situated on its point that we must add them all.— It is united confines, at the confluence of the Euphrates and both to the personal pronouns, and to the neutral Tigris. Ptolemy places it in Mesopotamia. It pronoun it, and is always added when they are is called also Seleucia ad Tigrim, by Polybius, used reciprocally, or return upon themselves : as, Strabo, Isidorus, and Chancenus. It is watered I did not hurt him, he hurt himself; the people on the south by the Euphrates, and east by the hiss me, but I clap myself; thou lovest thyself, Tigris (Theophylactus), generally agreed to have though the world scorns thee. It is sometimes been built or enlarged by Seleucus Nicator, by used emphatically in the nominative case: as, means of which Babylon came to be deserted. myself will decide it; I myself will come; himIt is said to have been originally called Coche self shall revenge it. This use of self, thus com(Ammian, Eutropius), though others, as Arian, pounded, without the pronoun personal, is distinguish it, as a village, from Seleucia; and, chiefly poetical. Compounded with him, a proacco ding to Zosimus, the ancient name of Se noun substantive, self is in appearance an adjecleuci i was Zochasia. It is now called Bagdad. tive : joined to my, thy, out, your, pronoun
SE CEvcia was also the name of no fewer than adjectives, it seems a substantive. Even when eight other cities, all named from Seleucus Nica- compounded with hin it is at last found to be a tor, aud situated in the kingdom of Syria, in substantive, by its variation in the plural, conCilicia and near the Euphrates.-Flor. iii. 11. trary to the nature of English adjectives, as him
seif, themselves. Myself, himself, thenuselves, and On these self hills the air is so thin that it is not the rest may, contrary to the analogy of my, him, sufficient to bear up the body of a bird. Raleigh. them, be used as nominatives. It often adds Since consciousness always accompanies thinking, only emphasis and force to the pronoun with and it is that that makes every one to be what he which it is compounded : as, he did it himself
. calls self, and thereby distinguishes himself from all It signifies the individual, as subject to his own
other thinking things; in this alone consists personal contemplation or action. It is much used in identity, i. e. the sameness of a rational being.
Bacon. composition, which it is proper to explain by a
The most ordinary cause of a single life is liberty, train of examples. It is to be observed that its especially in certain self-pleasing and humourous composition in Shakspeare is often harsh.
Id. In their anger they slew a man, and in their self
They turn round like grindle-stones, will they digged down a wall. Genesis xlix. 6. Which they dig out fro' the dells, The spark of noble courage now awake,
For their bairns bread, wives, and sells. And strive your excellent self to excel.
Ben Jonson. Faerie Queene. Up through the spacious palace passed she Before the door sat self-consuming care,
To where the king's proudly reposed head, Day and night keeping wary watch and ward. Id.
If any can be soft to tyranny, I have no great cause to look for other than the And selj-tormenting sin, had a soft bed. Crashaw. self-sume portion and lot, which your manner hath Hast thou set up nothing in competition with God; been hitherto to lay on them that concur not in no pride, profit, self-love, or self-interest of thy own ! opinion with you. Hooker's Preface.
Duppa. Then held she her tongue, and cast down a self Seneca approves this self-homicide. Hakewill, accusing look, finding that in herself she had shot
Thyself from flattering self-conceit defend, out of the bow of her affection a more quick opening Nor what thou dost not know, to know pretend. of her mind than she minded to have done. Sidney.
Denham. Alas! while we are wrapt in foggy mist
Farewell, my tears ; of our self-love, so passions do deceive,
And, my just anger, be no more confined
Till Strephon's plaining voice him nearer drew, Repent the sin; but, if the punishment
Him fast sleeping soon he found,
In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.
Oft times nothing profits more
Id. Paradise Lost.
He sorrows now, repents,
prays contrite, Is the initiate fear that wants hard use. My motions in him : longer than they move,
Id. Macbeth. His heart I know how variable and vain,
Milton. And with Demetrius thought t' have spoke thereof; Flight pursued one way the self-same hour. Id. But, being over full of self-affairs,
Next to the knowledge of God, this knowledge of My mind did lose it.
our selves seems most worthy of our endeavour. Id. Midsummer Night's Dream.
Hale. He walks, and that self-chain about his neck, They are yet more mad to think that men may rest Which he forswore.
Shakspeare, by death, though they die in self-murder, the greatest It is in my power, in one self-born hour,
Graunt. To plant and o'erwhelm custom. Id. Winter's Tale. With a joyful willingness these self-loving re
The stars above us govern our conditions ; formers took 'possession of all vacant preserments, Else one self-mate and mate could not beget and with reluctance others parted with their beloved Such different issues. Shakspeare. colleges and subsistence.
Walton. I'm made of that self-metal as my sister,
This sublimer love, being, by an intimate conjuncAnd prize me at her worth. Id. King Lear. tion with its object, thoroughly refined from all base
In my school-days, when I lost one shaft, dross of selfishness and interest, nobly begets a per) shot his fellow of the self-same flight
fect submission of our wills to the will of God. The self-same way. Shakspeare.
Boyle's Seraphick Love. He conjunct, and flattering his displeasure,
By all human laws, as well as divine, self-murder Tript me behind: being down, insulted, railed, has ever been agreed on as the greatest crime. Got praises of the king
Temple. For him attempting who was self-subdued. Id. At that self moment enters Palamon The Everlasting fixt The gate of Venus.
Dryden. His cannon 'gainst self-slaughter. Id. Hamlet. From Atreus though your ancient lineage came; He's full of alteration
my self-conscious worth, your high renown, And self-reproving. Id. King Lear. Your virtue, through the neighbouring nations blown. More or less to others paying,
Id. Than by self-offences weighing:
He has given you all the commendation which his Shame to him whose cruel striking
self-sufficiency could afford to any.
Id. Kills for faults of his own liking! Shakspeare. All these receive their birth from other things, Self love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
But from himself the phænix only springs ;
Id. Henry V. Self-born, begotten by the parent flame
In which he burned, another and the same. Id. His bruised helmet and his bended sword
Thou first, О king! release the rights of sway; Before him through the city; he forbids it,
Power, self-restrained, the people best obey. Id. Being free from vainness and self-glorious pride. A self-conceited fop will swallow any thing. Shakspeare.