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nerable; without number; not to be reckoned. Ay, tear for tear, and loving kiss for kiss, Thy brother Marcus tenderson thy lips: ©! were the sum of these that I should pay Countlets and infinite, yet would I pay them. - Shakspears. But, oh! her mind, that orcus which includes Legions of mischief, countles, multitudes Of former curses. By one countless sum of woes opprest, § with cares, and ignorant of rest, We find the vital springs relax'd and worn: Thus, thro' the round of age, to childhood we return. Prior. I see, I cried, his woes, a countless train; I see his friends o'erwhelm'd beneath the main. Pope's Odyssey. COUNTRY. m. s. [contrée, Fr. contrata, low Latin, supposed to be contracted from conterrata.] 1. A tract of land; a region, as distinguished from other regions. They require to be examined concerning the descriptions of those countries of which they would be informed. Spratt. 2. The parts of a region distant from cities or courts; rural parts. Would I a house for happiness erect, Nature alone should be the architect; She 'd build it more convenient than great, And, doubtless, in the country chuse her seat. Cowley. I see them hurry from country to town, and then from the town back again into the country. Spectator3. The place which any man inhabits, or in which he at present resides. Send o more horses, skirre the country round; Hang those that talk of fear. Shaloparz. 4. o place of one's birth; the native soil. The king set on foot a reformation in the ornaments and advantages of our country. Spratt. O, save my country, heav'n' shall be your last.
5. The inhabitants of any region. All the country, in a general voice, Cried hate upon him; all their pray rs and love Were set on Hereford. So-t-frare. Co'UNT Ry. adj. 1. Rustick ; rural ; villatick. Cannot a country wench know, that, having received a shilling from one that owes her three, and a shilling also from another that owes her three, the remaining debts in each of their hands are equal? Locke. I never meant any other than that Mr.Trot should confine himself to country dances. Spect. He cones no nearer to a positive, clear idea of a positive infinite, than the country fellow had •f the water which was yet to pass the channel of the river where he stood. Locke. Talk, but with country people, or young peoPle, and you shall find that the notions they apply this name to, are so odd, that nobody can imagine they were taught by a rational man. Locke. A royntry gentleman, learning Latin in the tnoversity, removes thence to hismansion-house. Locke. The low mechanicks of a country town do somewhat outdo him. Locke. Corne, we'll e'en to our country seat repair, e native hone of innoconse and love, §:#.
4. Of an interest opposite to that of courts: as, the country party. 3. Peculiar to a region or people. She, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spoke in her country language. 2 Maccabees. 4. Rude ; ignorant; untaught. We make a country man dumb, whom we will not allow to speak but by the rules of grammar. - Dryden's Dufresnoyl Co'UNTRY MAN. n. 4. [from country and man.] 1. One born in the same country, or tract of ground. Locke. See, who comes here? My countryman; but yet I know him not. Shah. omer, great bard so fate ordain'd, arose; And, bold as were his countrymen in fight, Snatch'd their fair actions from degrading prose, . And set their battles in eternal light. Prior. The British soldiers act,with greater vigour under the conduct of one whom they do not consider only as their leader, but as their country*wan. Addison on the War. 2. A rustick; one that inhabits the rural arts. All that have business to the court, and all countrymen coming up to the city, leave their wives in the country. Graunt. 3. A farmer ; a husbandman. A countryman took a boar in his corn. L'Estrangs. Co'UNTY. n. 4. [comté, Fr. comitatus, Latin.] 1. A shire; a circuit or portion of the realm, into which the whole land is divided, for the administration of justice. Every so is governed by a yearly officer, called a sheriff, who puts in execution all the commands and judgments of the king's courts. Of these counties four are termed county-Palatimes; as that of Iancaster, Chester, Durham, and Fly. A county-palatine is a jurisdiction of so high a nature; that the chief governors of these, by special chartor from the king, sent out all writs in their own name, and did all things touching justice as absolutely as the prince himself, only acknowledging him their superior and tycreign. But this power has, by a statute in Henry vs 11. his time, been much abridged. There are likewise counties corporate, which are certain cities or ancient boroughs upon which our princes have thought good to bestow extraordinary liberties. Of these London is one, York another, the city of Chester a third, and Canterbury a fourth. And to these may be added many more; as the county of the town of Kingston upon Hull, the county of the town of Haverfordy est, and the county of Lichfield. County is, in another signification, used for the county-court. Cowell. Discharge your powers unto their several - countier, As we will ours. Shakspeare. He caught his death the last county sessions, where he would go to see justice done to a poor widow-woman and her fatherless children. - Addison's Spectator. 2. An earldom. 3. [compié.] A count; a lord. Obsolete. The godlant, young, and noble gentleman, The county Paris. ačveeart. He made Hugh Lupus county palatine of Chester; and gave that earldom to him and his heirs, to hold the same ita liber: ad gladius ticut rex ten-bat doglian ad seronan. $.
COUPE'E. m. s. [French.] A motion in dancing, when one leg is a little bent and suspended from the ground, and with the other a motion is made forwards. Chambers. COUPLE. m. s. [couple, French ; copula, Latin.] 1. A chain or tie that holds dogs together. I'll keep my stable-stand where I’lodge my wife; I'll go in couples with her; Than when I feel and see, no further trust her. Shakspeare. It is in some sort with friends as it is with dogs in couples; they should be of the same size and humour. L'Estrange. 2. Two ; a brace. He was taken up by a couple of shepherds, and by them brought to life again. Sidney. A schoolmaster, who shall teach my son and yours, I will provide; yea, though the three do cost me a couple of hundred pounds. , 4-dam. A piece of chrystal inclosed a couple of drops, which looked like water when they were shaken, though perhaps they are nothing but bubbles of - -dadison on Italy.
air. o, adding one to one, we have the complex
idea of a couple. Locke. 3. A male and his female. So shall all the couples three Pover true in loving be. Shak peare. Oh! alas !
1 lost a couple, that 'twixt heaven and earth Might thus have stood, begetting wonder, as You gracious couple do. Shałogare. I have read of a feigned commonwealth, where the married couple are permitted, before they contract, to see one another naked. Bacon. He said: the careful couple join their tears, And then invoke the gods with pious prayers. Dryden. All succeeding generations of men are the progeny of one primitive couple. Bentley.
‘To Co'Up 1. E. v. a. [copulo, Lat.] 1. To chain together. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my hounds; And couple Clowder with the deep-mouth'd , Brach. Shakspeare. 2. To join one to another. What greater ills have the heavens in store, To couple comingharms with sorrow past. Sidney. And wheresoe'er we went, like Juno's swans, Still we went coupled and inseparable. Shalop. Put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together that it may be one. #. They behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 1 Peter. Their concernments were so coupled, that if nature had not, yet their religions would have, made them brothers. South. That man makes a mean figure in the eyes of reason, who is measuring syllables and compling rhmes when he should be mending his own sou and securing his own immortality. Pope. 3. To marry : to wed; to join in wedlock.
I shall rejoice to see you so coupled, as may be
fit both for your honour and your satisfaction. Sidney. I am just going to assist with the archbishop, in degrading a parson who couples all our beggars, by which I shall make one happy man. Szcift.
To Co’UP LE. v. n. To join in embraces. Waters in Africa being rare, divers sorts of beasts come from several parts to drink; and so being refreshed, fall to comple, and many times with several kinds, Bacon.
Thou, with thylusty crew, Cast wanton eyes on the daughters of men, And coupled with them, and begot a race. Mo. That great variety of brutes in Africa, is ty reason of the meeting together of brutes of everal species, at water, and the promisuses couplings of males and females of several species Hale's Origin of Manini After this alliance, Let *:::: match with hinds, and wolves won sheep, And every creature couple with his fee. Dryá". Coup L E-5 E G G A R. m. s. scouple and &g. gar..] One that makes it his business to marry beggars to each other. §. le-beggar in the land E'er join'd such numbers hand in hand. Swift Co’u PLET. n. s. [French.j 1. Two verses; a pair of rhymes. Then would they cast away their pipes, an’, holding hand in hand, dance by the only cost: of their voices; which they would usein ongo; some short complets, whereto the one hai: bogo ning, the other half should answer. Sify. Then at the last, an only cooper fraught With some unmeaning thing they calla though, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its so length along. Pot. In Pope I cannot read a line, But with a sigh I wish it mine; When he can in one cowpiet fix More sense than I can do in six, It gives me suck a jealous fit, I cry, pox take him and his wit! 2. A pair, as of doves. Anon, as patient as the female dove Fre that her golden complets are disclos'd, His silence will sit drooping. Souther. COURAGE. m. s. [courage, Fr. from t Lat.] Bravery; active fortitude; spirit of enterprise. The king-becoming graces, Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude,
I have no relish of them. Sašo
"The *: the next day presented him battle upon the plain, the fields there being open and champaign; the earl courageously came down, and joined battle with him, a cornCourt A’G Eous N Ess. m. s. [from couragecus.j Bravery; boldness; spirit; courage. Nicanor, hearing of the manliness and the courageousness that they had to fight for their country, durst not try the matter by the sword. 2 Mac. Cou RA’NT. n. s. I courante, Fr.] See Cou RA'N To. W Co RANT. 1. A nimble danc . I'll like a maid the better, while I have a tooth in my head: why, he is able to lead her a couranto. Shakspeare. 2. Anything that runs quick, as a paper of news.` To Cou R B. v. m. [courber, French. To bend; to bow; to stoop in supplication. Not in tree. In the fatness of these pursy times, Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg; Yea, court and woo, for leave to do it good. Shakspeare's Hamlet. Co’UR 1 E.R. m. s. [courier, Fr.] A messenger sent in haste ; an express ; a runner. I met a courier, one mine ancient friend. Shakspeare', Timori. This thing the wary bassa well perceiving, by speedy courier, advertised Solyman of the eneiny's purpose, requesting him with all speed to repair with his army to Tauris. Anoller. COURSE. n. 4. [course, Fr. cursus, Lat.] 1. Race; career. And some she arms with sinewy force, And some with swiftness in the course. Gotvley. 2. Passage from place to place ; progress. To this may be referred the course of a river. And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais. Acts. A light, by which the Argive squadron steers Their silent course to Ilium's well known shore. enham. 3. Tilt ; act of running in the lists. But this hot knight was cooled with a fall, which, at the third course, he received of Phalantus. Sidney. 4. Ground on which a race is run. 5. Track or line in which a ship sails, or any motion is performed. $. Sail; means by which the course is performed. To the courses we have devised studding-sails, sprit-sails, and top-sails. Aaleigh's Essays. 7. Progress from one gradation to another; process. When the state of the controversy is plainly determined, it must not be altered by another disputant in the course of the disputation. Watts. 3. Order of succession : as, every one in his course. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 1 Cor. 9. Stated and orderly method, or manner. If she live long, And in the end mect the old course of death, Women will all turn monsters. Shopcare. * The duke cannot deny the course of law. Shakspeare.
If Cod, by his revealed declaration, first gave
rule to any man, he that will claim by that title must have the same positive grant of God for his - • *
succession; for, if it has not directed the course of its descent and conveyance, nobody can succeed to this title of the first ruler. Locke. Io. Series of successive and methodical procedure. The glands did resolve during her course of physick, and she continueth very well to this day. Wiseman's Surgery. 11. The elements of an art exhibited and explained, in a methodical series. Hence our courses of philosophy, anatomy, chymistry, and mathematicks. Chambers. 12. Conduct; manner of proceeding. Grittus, perceiving the danger he was in, began to doubt with himself what course were best for him to take. Anolles. That worthy deputy finding nothing but a common misory, took the best corse he possibly could to establish a commonwealth in Ireland. Davies on Ireland. He placed commissioners there, who governed it only in a cour* of discretion, partmartial, part civil. Davies on #. Give willingly what I can take by force; And know, obedience is your safest course. Dryd. But if a right cowrie be taken with children, there will not be so much need of common rewards and punishments. - " Locke. "T is time we should decree What course to take. Addison's Cato. The senate observing how, in all contentions, they were forced to yield to the tribunes and people, thought it their wisest course to give way also to time. - Swift. 13. Method of life ; train of actions. A woman of so working a mind, and so vehement spirits, as it was happy she took a good course; for otherwise it would have been terrible. - - Sidney. His addiction was to courses vain: His companies unletter'd, rude, and shallow; His hours hild up with riots, banquets, sports. Słakoore's Henry v. As the dropsy-man, the more he drinks, the drier he is, and the more he still desires to drink; even so a sinner, the more he sins, the apter is he to sin, and more desirous to keep still a course in wickedness. Perkins. - Men will say, That beauteous Emma vagrant courtes took, Her father's house and civil life forsook. Prior. 14. Natural bent; uncontrolled will. It is best to leave nature to her course, who is the sovereign physician in most diseases. Temple. S9 every servant took his course, And, bad at first, they all grew worse. Prior, 15. Catamenia. * The stoppage of women's courser, if not suddenly looked to, sets them undoubtedly into a consumption, dropsy, or some other dangerous disease. arvey on Consumptions. 16. Orderly structure. The tongue defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course cf nature. - jarnes. 17. [In architecture.] A continued range of stones, level or of the same height, throughout the whole length of the building, and not interrupted by any aperture. arris. 18. Series of consequences. o 19. Number of dishes set on at once upon the table. Worthy sir, thou bleed'st : Thy exercise hath been too violent For a second course of fight,
Then with a second court, the tables load, And with full chargers offer to the god. Dryd. You are not to wash your hands till after you have sent up your second course. Swift. So quick retires each flying course, you 'd swear *ancho's dread doctor and his wand were there. Pope. zo. Regularity; settled rule. 2. I. § form. Men talk as if they believed in God, but they live as if they thought there was none; their vows and promises are no more than words of -ur-f. L'Estrange. az. _Qf course. . By consequence. With a mind unprepossessed by doctors and •ommentators of any sect: whose reasonings, interpretation, and language, which I have been used to, will of course make all chime that way; and make another, and perhaps the genuine meaning of the author, seem harsh, strained, and uncouth, to me. Locke. 23. Of course. By settled rule. Sense is of course annex'd to power; No muse is oagainst a golden shower. Garth. Neither shall I be sofar wanting to myself, as not to desire a patent, granted of course to all useful projectors. Swift. To Course. v. a. [from the noun.] 1. To hunt ; to pursue. The big round tears Cours'd one another down his innocent nose him piteous chase. Shakspeare. The king is hunting the deer; I am coursing myself. ' Shakspeare. Where's the thane of Cawdor? We cours'd him at the heels, and had a purpose To be his purveyor. bakıpeare. 2. To pursue with dogs that hunt in view. It would be tried also in flying of hawks; or in coursing of a deer, or hart, with greyhounds. Bacon's Natural Hist. I am continually starting hares for you to retarre : we were certainly cut out for one another; for my temper quits an amour just where thrue takes it up. Congreve. 3. To put to speed ; to force to run. When they have an appetite To venery, let them not drink nor eat, And course them oft, and tire them in the heat. - May's Pirgil. To Cours F. v. m. To run ; to rove about. Swift as quicksilver it courses through The nat'ral gates and alleys of the body. Shaki. The blood, before cold and settled, left the liver white and pale, which is the badge of pusillanimity and cowardice; but the sherris warms it, and makes it course from the inwards to the parts extreme. Slak-feare. She did so courte o'er my exteriours, with such a greedy intention, that the appetite of her eye di seem to scorch me up like a burning giass. Shair. Merry Wives of Windoor. Ten brace and more of greyhounds, snowy
alry And tall as stags, ran loose, and cours'd around his chair. Dryden. All, at once Relapsing quick, as quickly re-ascend, And mix, and thwart, extinguish, and renew, All ether courting in a maze of light. Thomson.
COURT. n. 4. [cour, Fr. Koert, Dutch, curtis, low Latin.] 1. The place where the prince rooks: the palace. Here do you keep a hundred knight, a squires: 5 Men so disorderly, so debauch'd and bold, That this our court, infected with their mano Shews like a riotous inn; epicurism and us Make it more like a tavern, or a brothel, Than a grac'd palace. skelfo It shall be an habitation of dragons, it!" court for owls. Iize. His exactness, that every man should ho his due, was such, that you would think " had never seen a court: the politeness wo which this justice was administered, world to vince you § never had lived out of one. Pro A suppliant to your royal cour: I come fo . The hall or chamber where justic: ; administered. Are you acquainted with the difference That holds this present question in the art' Skałło. St. Paul being brought into the highest of in Athens, to give an account of the doctrino had preached concerning Jesus and the ro rection, took occasion to imprint on those to strates a future state. Airão 3. Open space before a house. You must have, before you come to thesio three courts: a green coort plain, with * * about it; a second court of the same, bo garnished, with little turrets, or other embo ments, upon the wall; and a third ** square with the front, not to be built to closed with a naked wall. Far Suppose it were the king's bedchambeh the meanest man in the tragedy must coo dispatch his business, rather than in to or court yard (which is fitter for him), for the stage should be cleared and the o' broken. ... Do A small opening enclosed with bo and paved with broad stones, dio” guished from a street. • -5. Persons who compose thyretinu" rtnce. Po wisdom was so highly estero. some of them were always employed to: the court of their kings to advise them.*** 6. Persons who are assembled for to ministration of justice. fell. Us 7. Any jurisdiction, military, civil ecclesiastical. . . . If any noise or soldier you perceive | Near to the wall, by some apparent onso Let us have knowledge at the court *; 1.
of Canterbury, accompanied with *
-Learned and reverend fathers of his order, Held a late court at Dunstable. Shakspeare. I have at last met with the proceedings of the court baron held in that behalf. Spectator. 8. The art of pleasing ; the art of insinuation; civility; flattery. Him the prince with gentle court did board. Spenser. Hiro been never base ? Did love ne'er yen Thy frailer virtue, to betray thy friend? Flatter me, make thy court, and say it did: Kings in a crowd would have their vices hid. Dryden's Aureng: Some sort of people, placing a great part of their happiness in strong drink, are always forward to make court to my young master by offering that which they love best themselves. Locke. I have been considering why poets have such ill success in making their court, since they are allowed to be the greatest and best of all flatterers: the defect is, that they flatter only in print or in writing. Swift to Gay. 9. It is often used in composition in most of its senses. To Court. v. a. [from the noun.] 1.To woo; to solicit a woman to marriage. ollow a shadow, it flies you; Seem to fly it, it will pursue: So court a mistress, she denies you; Let her alone, she will court you. Ben jo. Fir'd with her love, and with ambition led, The neighboring princes court her nuptial bed. Dryden's Aeneid. Alas! Sempronius, wouldst thou talk of love To Marcia, whilst her father's life's in danger ? Thou might'st as well court the pale trembling
vestal While she beholds the holy flame expiring. Addison's Cato. Ev’n now, when silent scorn is all they gain, A thousand court you, though they court in vain. Pope. 2. To solicit ; to seek. Their own ease and satisfaction would quickly teach children to court commendation, and avoid doing what they found condemned. Locke. 3. To flatter; to endeavour to please. Cou RT-c H A PLA 1 N. m. s. [court and chapMain..] One who attends the king to celebrate the holy offices. The maids of honour have been fully convinced by a famous court-chaplain. Swift. £ou RT-PA Y. n... [court and day.] Day on which justice is solemnly administered. The judge took time to deliberate, and the next court-day he spoke. Arbuthnot and Pope. Sou RT-1, R Ess E. R. n.s.[court and dresser.] One that dresses the court, or persons of rank: a flatterer. There are many ways of fallacy; such arts of giving colours, appearances, and resemblances, by this court-dresser, fancy. ocke. lou RT-FAvo U R. n.s. Favours or benefits bestowed by princes. . We part with the blessings of both worlds for Pleasures, court-favours; and commissions; and at last, when we have sold ourselves to our lusts, we grow sick of our bargam. L'Estrange. lourt-H AN D. m. s. [court and band.] The hand or manner of writing used in records and judicial proceedings. WOL. I.
He can make obligations, and write couriand. - - Shakspeare. Cou RT-I. A DY. m. s. [court and lady. A
lady conversant or employed in court. The same study, long continued, is as intolerable to them, as the appearing long in the same clothes or fashion is to a touri-lady. Loche. Co’URT Eous. adj. [courtois, French.] Elegant of manners; polite; well-bred;
full of acts of respect.
e hath deserved worthily of his country; and his ascent is not by such easy degrees, as those who have been supple and courteous to the
ro; are one while courteous, civil, and obliging; but, within a small time after, are supercilious, sharp, troublesome, fierce, and exceptious. South. Co’URTEous I.Y. adv. [from courteous.]
Respectfully; civilly ; complaisantly. He thought them to be gentlemen of much more worth than their habits bewrayed, yet he ..let them courteously pass. Motton. Whilst Christ was upon earth, he was not only easy of access, he did not only courteously receive all that addressed themselves to him, but also did not disdain himself to travel up and down the country. Calamy's Sermons. Alcinous, being prevailed upon by the glory of his name, entertained him courteously. - Broome.
Co’URTEous Ness. n. s. [from courteous.] Civility; complaisance. Co’URTES AN. N. m. s. scortisana, low Co'URTEZAN. W. Lat.] A woman of the town ; a prostitute ; a strumpet. "Tis a brave night to cool a courtezan. Shak. With them there are no stews, no dissolute houses, no courtesant, nor anything of that kind; nay, they wonder, with detestation, at you in Europe, which permit such things. * Bacon. The Corinthian is a column lasciviously decked like a courtesan. Motton. Charixus, the brother of Sappho, in love with Rhodope the courtesan, spent his whole estate upon her. Addison. Co’URTESY. m. s. scourtoisie, Fr. cortesia, Italian.] 1. Elegance of manners; civility; complaisance. Sir, you are very welcome to our house: It must appear in other ways than words, Therefore I scant this breathing courtesy. Shak peare's Merchant of Penice. Who have seen his estate, his hospitality, his courtesy to strangers. Peacham, He, who was compounded of all the elements of affability and courtesy towards all kind ef people, brought himself to a habit of neglect, and even of rudeness, towards the queen. Clar. Courtesy is sooner found in lowly shades With smoky rafters; than in tap'stry halls, And courts of princes, whence it first was nam'd. Milton. So gentle of condition was he known, That through the court his courtesy was blown. Dryden's Fallet, 2. An act of civility or respect. You spurn'd me stich a day; another time You ...if me dog; and, for these courteries, I'll lend you thus much money. , Shakspeare. Repose you there ; while I to the hard house Return, and force their scanted courtesy. Shak. When I was last at Exeter, The mayor in courtroy shew'd me the castle. - zooter." Aisbard iii*