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The greatest vicissitude of things is the vicis. is generally useful in all the practical parts of situde of sects and religions: the true religion is the mathematicks, and particularly contrived for built upon a rock; the rest are tossed upon the navigation, surveying, astronomy, dialling, and waves of time.

Bacon. projection of the sphere. All the lines of the The jealous sects, that dare not trust their cause sector can be accommodated to any radius, which So far from their own will as to the laws,

is done by taking off all divisions parallelwise, You for their umpire and their synod take. and not lengthwise ; the ground of which prac

Dryden. tice is this, that parallels to the base of any The academics were willing to admit the goods plain triangle bear the same proportion to it as of fortune into their notion of felicity; but no the

parts of the legs above the parallel do to the sects of old philosophers did ever leave a room for

whole legs.

Harris. greatness.

Dryden. SE'CULAR. adj. [secularis, Latin; secuA sect of freethinkers is a sum of cyphers.


lier, French.) 2. In Shakspeare it seems to be misprinted 1. Not spiritual ; relating to affairs of the for set.

present world ; not holy; worldly. Of our unbitted lusts, I take this that you

call This, in every several man's actions of comlove to be a sect or cion.

Otbello. mon life, appertaineth unto moral, in publick SE'CTARISM. n. s. [from sect.] Disposi- and politick secular affairs, unto civil, wisdom.

Hocker. tion to petty sects, in opposition to

Then shall they seek e' avail themselves of things established.

names, Nothing hath more marks of schism and sect

Places, and titles; and with these to join orism than this presbyterian way. King Charles. Secular pow's, though feigning still to act SE'CTARY. n. S. [sectaire, French ; from By spiritual.

Miltor. sect.]

2. [In the church of Rome.] Not bound 1. One who divides from publick esta- by monastick rules.

blishment, and joins with those distin- Those northern nations easily embraced the guished by some particular whims. religion of those they subdued, and by their deMy lord, you are a sectary;

votion gave great authority and reverence, and That 's the plain truth.

Sbakspeare. thereby ease, to the clergy, both secular and reRomish catholick tenets are inconsistent, on


Temple. the one hand, with the truth of religion profess

In France, vast numbers of ecclesiasticks, sco ed and protested by the church of England, cular and religious, live upon the labours of whence we are called protestants; and the ana


Addison. baptists, and separatists, and sectaries, on the 3. (seculaire, French.) Happening or other hand, whose tenets are full of schism, and coming once in a secle or century. inconsistent with monarchy.

Bacon. The secular year was kept but once in a cenThe number of sectaries does not concern the


Addison, clergy in point of interest or conscience. Szift. SECULA'RITY, n. [from secular. ] 2. A follower; a pupil. The sectaries of my celestial skill,

Worldliness; attention to the things of That wont to be the world's chief ornament, the present life. They under keep.

Spenser. Litileness and secularity of spirit is the greatest SECTA'Tor. n. s. [sectateur, French ; enemy to contemplation.

Burnet. sectator, Latin.] A follower ; an imi. To SE'CULARIZE. v. a. [seculariser, Fr. tator ; a disciple.

from secular.] Hereof the wiser sort and the best learned 1. To convert from spiritual appropriaphilosophers were not ignorant, as Cicero wit

tions to common use. nesseth, gathering the opinion of Aristotle and his sectators.


2. To make worldly.

ŞE'CULARLY. adv. [from secular.] In a SE'CTION. n. s. [section, French; sectio,

worldly manner. Latin.)

SE'CULARNESS. 1. The act of cutting or dividing.

n. s. [from secular. ] In the section of bodies, man, of all sensible

Worldliness. creatures, has the fullest brain to his proportion. SE'CUNDINE. n. s. (secondines, secondes,

Wottos. French ; secundæ, viz. partes, quod nas 2. A part divided from the rest.

centem infantem sequanter. Ainsworth.) 3. A small and distinct part of a writing The membrane in which the embryo is

wrapped ; the afterbirth. Instead of their law, which they might not read The casting of the skin is by the ancients openly, they read, of the prophets, that which

compared to the breaking of the secundine, or in likeness of matter came nearest to each sec.

cawl, but not rightly; for the secundine is but a tion of their law.


general cover, not shaped according to the parts, The production of volatile salts I reserve till but the skin is.

Bacon I mention them in another section. Boyle.

Future ages lie Without breaking, in upon the connection of Wrapp'd in their sacred secundine asleep. Cowley. his language, it is hardly possible to give a di- If the fætus be taken out of the womb instinct view of his several arguments in distinct closed in the secundines, it will continue to live, sections.

and the blood to circulate.

Ray. SE'CTOR. n. s. (secteur, French.]

SECU'RE. adj. (securus, Latin.] geometry. Sector is an instrument made of wood or

1. Free from fear; exempt from terrour ; metal, with a joint, and sometimes a piece to

easy; assured. turn out to make a true square, with lines of

Confidence then bore thee on secure sines, tangents, secants, equal parts, rhombs, po

To meet no danger.

Milton. lygons, hours, latitudes, metals, and solids. I 2. Confident; not distrustful : with of.

or book.


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But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes,

Love, that had now long time securely slept The more thy fortune frowns, the more oppose.

In Venus' lap, unarmed then and naked,

Dryden. 'Gan rear his head, by Ciotho being 'vaked. One maid she had, belov'd above the rest;

Spenser. Secure of her, the secret she confess'd. Dryden. 'Tis done like Hector, but s. curely da ne,

The portion of their wealth they design for A little proudly, and great deal misprizing the uses of the poor they may throw into one The knight oppos'd. of these publick repositories, secure that it will His daring foe securely him defy'd. Milton. be well employed.

Atterbury. A soul that can securely death defy,' 3. Suit; ut doubting: with of.

And count ir nature's privilege to die. Dryden. It concerns the most secure of his strength, to

Whether any of the reasonings are inconsiste pray to God not to expose him to an enemy.

ent, I securely leave to the judgment of the rcader. Rogers.

Atterbury. In Lethe's lake souls long oblivion taste;

2. Without danger ; s.1f ly. Of future life secure, forgetful of the past.

We upon our globe's last verge shall go, Dryden.

And view the ocean leaning on the sky; Haply too secure of our discharge

From thence our rolling neighbours we shall From penalty:


know, We live and act as if we were perfectly secure

And on the lunar world securely pry. Dryden. of the tinal event of things, however we may be- SECU'R E MENT. n. s. 'from secure.) The have ourselves.

Adlerbury. 4. Careless; wanting caution; wanting

cause of safety; protection; defence.

They, like Judas, desire death; Cain, on the vigilance.

contrary, grew afraid thereof, and obtained a sie Gideon smote the host, for the host were secure.

curement from it.

Brown Judges. SECURITY. n. s. [securité, Fr. securitas, 3. Free from danger; safe.

Latin ; from secure.)
Let us not then suspect our happy state,
As not secure to single or combin.d. Milton.

1. Carelessness; freedom from fear.
Messapus next,

Marvellous security is always dangerous, when Secure of steel, and fated from the fire,

men will not believe any bees to be in a hive, In pomp appears.


until they have a sharp sense of their stings. Sccure from fortune's blows,

Hayward. Secure of what I cannot lose,

2. Vitious carelessness; confidence; want In my small pinnace I can sail. Dryden. of vigilance. 6. It has sometimes of before the object in How senseless then and dead a soul hath he, all its senses; but more properly from

Which thinks his soul doch with his body die; before evil, or the cause of evil.

Or thinks not so, but so would have it be, T. SECU'RE. v.a. (from the adjective.]

That he might sin with more security ? Davies.

3. Protection ; deience. 1. To make certain; to put out of hazard;

If the providence of God be taken away, what to ascertain.

security have we against those innumerable dan. Nothing left

gers to which human nature is continually exe That might his happy state secure,


Tillotson. Secure from ourword force.


4. Any thing given as a pledge or caution; Actions have their preference, not according to the transient pleasure or pain that accompa

insurance; assurance for any thing; the nies or follows them here, but as they serve to

act of giving caution, or beins bound. secure that perfect durable happiness hereafter.

There is scarce truth enough alive to make Locke.

societies secure; but security enough to make Truth and certainty are not secured by innate

fellowships accurst

Sisakspeare. principles; but men are in the same uncertain

When they had taken security of Jason, they fioating estate with as without them. Locke.

let them go.

Acte That prince who shall be so wise as, by esta

It is possible for a man, who hath the appearblished laws of liberty, to secure protection to the

ance of religion, to be wicked and an hypocrite; honest industry of mankind, against the oppres.

but it is impossible for a man, who openly desion of power, will quickly be too hard for his

clares against religion, to give any reasonable sem neighbours.

Locke. curity that he will not be false and cruel. Swift. Deeper to wound, she shuns the fight:

Exchequer bills have been generally reckoned She drops her arms to gain the field;

the surest and most sacred of all se urities. Swift.

The Romans do not seem to have known the Sctures her conquest by her flight, And triumphs when she seems to yield. Prior.

secret of paper credit, and securities upon morte Nothing can be more artful than the address gages.

Arbuthnote of Ulysses: he secures bia.self of a powerful ad- 5. Safety; certainty. vociste, by paying an ingenuous and laudable Some, who gave their advice for entering into deterence to his friend.

Broome. a war, alleged that we should have no security 2. To protect; to make safe.

for our trade, while Spain was subject to a prince I spread a cloud before the victor's sight,

of the Bourbon family.

Szvift. Sustand the vanquish'd, and secur'd his fight; SEDA'N, 1. s. A kind of portable coach ; E: ’n then secur'd him, when I sought with joy


a chair. I believe because first made at The vow'd destruction of ungrateful Troy.


Dryden. Where two or three sciences are pursued at

Some beg for absent persons, feign them sick,

Close mew'd in their sedans for want of air, the same time, if one of them be dry, as logick,

And for their wives produce an empty chair. let anather be more entertaining, to secure the mind from weariness. Watts.


By a tax of Cato's it was provided, that wo3. To insure.

men's wearing cloaths, ornament, and sedan, exSECU'RELY.adv. [from secure.]

ceeding 1211. 1s. 10d. halfpenny, should jay 30s. 1. Without fear; carelessly.

in the hundred pound value. Arbuthnot. VOL. IY.


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SEDA TE. adj. [sedatus, Latin.] Calm; SE'Dgy. adj. [from sedge.] Overgrown

quiet ; still; unrufhed; undisturbed ; with narrow flags. serene.

On the gentle Severn's sedgy bank, With count'nance calm and soul sedate,

In single opposition, hand to hand,
Thus Turnus.

He did confound the best


of an hour, Disputation carries away the mind from that In changing hardiment with great Glendower. calm and sedute temper which is so necessary to

Sbakspeare. contemplate truth.


Old father Thames rais'd up his reverend SEDATELY. adv. [from sedate.] Calmly;


But fear'd the fate of Simoeis would return: without disturbance.

Deep in his ooze he sought his sedgy bed, That has most weight with them that appears

And shrunk his waters back into his urn. Dryd. sedately to come from their parents reason.

SE'DIMENT. n. s. (sediment, French ; sedi.

Locle. SEDA'TENESS. n. s. [from sedate. 7 Calm

mentum, Latin.] That which subsides

or settles at the bottom. nese ; tranquillity; serenity ; freedom

The salt water rises into a kind of scum on the from disturbance.

top, and partly goeth into a sediment in the bote There is a particular sedateness in their con

tom, and so is rather a separation than an evaversation and behaviour that qualifies them for


Bacon. council, with a great intrepidity that fits them

It is not bare agitation, but the sediment at the for action.


bottom, that troubles and defiles the water. SE'DENTARINESS. n. s. [from sedentary.]

Soutb. The state of being sedentary; inactivity. That matter sunk not down tül last of all, setSE’DENTARY. udj. (sedentaire, Fr. se

tling at the surface of the sediment, and covering all the rest.

Woodward. dentario, Italian ; sedentarius, from see - deo, Latin.]

SEDITION, n. s. [sedition, French ; sedie 1. Passed in sitting still ; wanting motion

tio, Latin.) A tumult; an insurrection; or action.

a popular commotion ; an uproar.

That sunshine brew'd a show'r for him, A sedentary life, appropriate to all students, crushes the bowels; and, for want of stirring

That wash'd his father's fortunes forth of France, the body, suffers the spirits to lie dormant.

And heap'd sedition on his crown at home. Sbak. Harvey.

In soothing them we nourish, 'gainst our

senate, The blood of labouring people is more dense

The cockle of rebellion, insolence, sedition. and heavy than of those who live a sedentary life. Arbuthnet.

Sbakspeare. Torpid ; inactive; sluggish; motionless. SEDI'Trous. adj. (seditieux, French ; seThe sedentary earth,

ditiosus, Latin.] Factious with tumult; That better might with far less compass move, turbulent. Serv'd by more noble than herself, attains

The cause, why I have brought this army Her end without least motion, Milton!

hither, Till length of years,

Is to remove proud Somerset from the king, And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs

Seditious to his grace and to the state. Sbakst. To a contemptible old age obscure. Milton,

Very many of the nobility in Edenborough, The soul, considered abstractedly from its pas- at that time, did not appear yet

this seditious sions, is of a remiss sedentary nature, slow in its behaviour.

Clarendos. resolves, and languishing in its executione.

Thou return'st
Spectator. From flight, seditious angel.

Milten. SEDGE. n. s. (ræcy, Saxon; whence, in Bue if she has deform'd this earthly life

the provinces, a narrow flag is called a With murd'rous rapine and seditious strife,
sag or seg.] A growth of narrow flags; In everlasting darkness must she lie;

Still more unhappy that she cannot die. Prior. a narrow flag.

The current, that with gentle murmur glides, SEDI'TIOUSLY. adv. [from seditious. ] Thou know'st, being stoppid, impatiently doth Tumultuously; with factious turburage;

lence. But when his fair course is not hindered, He makes sweet musick with th' enamelld SEDI'ȚIOUSNESS. n. s. [from seditious.]

Turbulence ; disposition to sedition.
Giving a gentle kiss to every sedge

TO SEDU'CE. v. a. (seduco, Lat. seduire,
He overtaketh in his pilgrimage;
And so by many winding nooks he strays,

French.) To draw aside from the right;
With willing sport, to the wild ocean. Sbaksp. to tempt; to corrupt; to deprave; to
Adonis, painted by a running brook,

mislead; to deceive. And Cytherea all in sedges hid;

'Tis meet Which seeni to move and wanton with her breath, That noble minds keep ever with their likes; Even as the waving sedges play with wind. Sbak. For who so firm that cannot be seduc'd? Sbaksp.

In hotter countries à Ay called lucciole, that Me the gold of France did not sedule, shineth as the glow-worm, is chiefly upon fens Although I did admit it as a motive, and marshes; yet is not seen but in the height The sooner to effect what I intended. Sbaksp. of summer, and sedge or other green of the fens A beauty-waining and distressed widow give as good shade às bushes.

Bacon. Seduc'd the pitch and height of all his thoughts He nid himself in the sedges adjoining. Sandys. To base declension.

Sbakspeare My bonds / brake,

In the latter times some shall depart from the Fled from my guards, and in a muddy lake, faith, giving heed to seducing spirits. 1 Timothy Amongst the sedges, all the night lay hid.

I shall never gratify the spitefulness of a teve

Denbam. with any sinister thoughts of all their allegiance Niphates, with inverted urn,

whom pious frauds have seduced. K. Charles And drooping sedge, shall his Armenia mourn. Subtle he needs must be who could seduce Dryden. Angels.


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Nor let false friends seduce thy mind to fame, application of the proper means that may naBy arrogating Sonson's hostile name;

turally lead us to such an end.

L'Estrange. Lét father Flecknoe fire thy mind with praise, The goat, now bright amidst her fellow stars, And uncle Ogleby thy envy raise.


Kind Amalthæa reach'd her teat, fistant SEDU'CAMENT.n. s. [from seduce.] Prac

With milk, thy early food: the sedulous bee

Distilld her honey on thy purple l.. Prior. tice of seduction; art or means used in

The bare majority of a few re resentatives is order to seduce.

often procured by great industry ’nd applicaTo season them, and win them early to the

tion, wherein those who engage in the pursuits love of virtue and true labour, ere any fiatter

of malice are much more sedulous than such ag ing seducement or vain principle seize them wan

prevent them,

Swift. dering, some easy and delightful book of education should be read to them.

Milton. SE'DULOUSLY. adv. [from sedulous.] Her hero's dangers touch'd the pitying pow'r, Assiduously; industriously; laboriThe nymph's seducements, and the magick bow'r. ously; diligently ; painfully.

Pope. The ritual, preceptive, prophetick, and all SEDU'CER. n. s. [from seduce.] One who other parts of sacred writ, were most sedulously, draws aside from the right; a tempter;

most religiously, guarded by them. a corrupter.

Government of the Tongue.

All things by experience Grant it me, o king; otherwise a seducer Alourishes, and a poor maid is undone. Sbakspeare.

Are most improv'd; then sedulously think

To meliorate thy stock, no way or rule There is a teaching by restraining seducers,

Be unessay'd.

Plilips. and so removing the hindrances of knowledge.

South. SE'DULOUSNESS. n. s. [from sedulous.] The soft seducer, with enticing looks,

Assiduity; assiduousness; industry; diThe bellowing rivals to the fight provokes. Dryd.

ligence. He, whose firm faith no reason could remove, Will melt before that soft seducer, love. Dryden. See. n. s. [sedes, Lat.] The seat of episSEDU'CIBLE, adj. (from seduce.] Cor- copal power; the diocess of a bishop. ruptible ; capable of being drawn aside

You, my lord archbishop,

Whose see is by i civil peace maintain'd, from the right.

Whose beard the silver hand of peace hath The vicious example of ages past poisons the

touch'd, curiosity of the present, affording a hint of sin Whose learning and good letters peace hath unto seducible spirits.


tutor'd, We owe much of our errour to the power Whose white investments figure innocence, which our affections have over our so easy seduci- The dove and every blessed spirit of peace; ble understandings.


Wherefore do you so ill translate yourself SEDU'CTION. n. s. [seduction, Fr. seductus,

Out of the speech of peace, that bears such grace,

Into the harsh and boist'rous tongue of war? Lat.] The act of seducing ; the act of

Sbakspeare, drawing aside. Whatsoever men's faith, patience, or persever

It is a safe opinion for their sees, empires, and

kingdoms; and for themselves, if they be wise. ance were, any remarkable indulgence to this

Bacon. sin, the seduction of Balaam, was sure to bring

The pope would use these treasures, in case judgments.


of any great calamity that should endanger the To procure the miseries of others in those ex

holy see.

Addison. tremities, wherein we hold an hope to have no

Episcopal revenues were so low reduced, that society ourselves, is a strain above Lucifer, and

three or four sees were often united to make a a project beyond the primary seduction of hell.

tolerable competency.

Swift. Brown. The deceiver soon found out this soft place of TO SEE. v. a. pret. I saw; part. pass. Adam's, and innocency itself did not secure him

seen. [reon, Sax. sien, Dutch.] from this way of seduction.

Glanville, 1. To perceive by the eye. Helen ascribes her seduction to Venus, and

Dear son Edgar, mentions nothing of Paris.


Might I but live to see thee in my touch, A woman who is above flattery, and despises I'd say I had eyes again. Sbakspears. all praise but that which Rows from the


I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was bation of her own heart, is, morally speaking, dismayed at the seeing of it.

Isaiah. out of reach of seduction,

Clarissa. I speak that which I have seen with my father,

and ye do that which you have seen with yours. SEDU’LITY. n. s. [sedulitas, Lat.] Dili.

Jobm gent assiduity; laboriousness; industry; He 11 lead the life of gods, and be application; intenseness of endeavour. By gods and heroes seen, and gods and heroes see. Man oftentimes pursues, with great sedulity

Dryden. and earnestness, that which cannot stand him in It was a right answer of the physician to his any stead for viral purpose.

Hooker. patient, that had sore eyes: If you have more Let there be but the same propensity and pleasure in the taste of wine than in the use of bent of will to religion, and there will be the your sight, wine is good for you; but if the pleasame sedulity and indefatigable industry in men's sure of seeing be greater to you than that of enquiries into it South, drinking, wine is naught.


I see her sober over a sampler. Pope. SE’DULOUS. adj. (sedulus, Lat.) Assi.

2. To observe ; to find. duous; indusiñous; laborious; dili

Seven other kine came up, lean fleshed, such gent; painful.

as I never saw for badness.

Genesis. Not sedulous by nature to indite

Such command we had, Wars, hitherto the only argument

To see that none thence issu'd forth a spy. Milt. Heroick deem'd.

Milton, Give them first one simple idea, and see that What signifies the sound of words in prayer, they perfectly comprehend it, before you go any without the affection of the bcast, and a sedulous farther.




The thunderbolt we see used by the greatest The vine arises from her mother's juice! poet of Augustus's age, to express irresistible When feeble plants or tender flow'rs decay, force in battle.

Addison. They to their seed their images convey. Prior. 3. To di cover; to descry.

In the south part of Staffordshire they go to Who is so gross

the north for seed corn.

Mortimer. As cannot see this palpable device?

2. First principle; original. Yet who so bold but says he sees it not,

The seed of whatsoever perfect virtue groweth When such ill dealings must be seen in thought? from us, is a right opinion touching things divine. Shakspeare.

Hooker. 4. To converse with.

3. Principle of production. The main of them may be reduced to lan- Praise of great acts he scatters, as a seed guage, and to an improvement in wisdom and Which may the like in coming ages breed. prudence by seeing men, and conversing with

Waller, people of diiferent tempers and customs. Locke. 4. Progeny ; offspring ; descendants. 3. To attend; to remark.

Next him king Lear in happy peace long I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did

reign'd; not care for contradicting him, Addison. But had no issue niale him to succeed, TO SEE. V.n.

But three fair daughters which were well up1. To have the power of sight; to have


In all that seemed fit for kingly seed. Fairy lo by the eye perception of things distant.

The thing doth touch Who maketh the sceing or the blind? have

The main of all your states, your blood, your not I, the Lord?


Danid. Air hath some secret degree of light; other

When God gave Canaan to Abraham, he wise cats and owls could not see in the night.

thought fit to put his seed into the grant too.

Locke. 2. To discern without deception. Many sagacious persons will find us out, will 5. Race; generation; birth.

of mortal seed they were not held, look under our mask, and see through all our fine

Which other mortals so excell'd; pretensions, and discern the absurdity of telling

And beauty too in such excess, the worid that we believe one thing when we do

Waller. As yours, Zelinda! claims no less.

Tillotson. the contrary: Could you see into my secret soul,

TO SEED. v. n. (from the noun.] There you might read your own dominion 1. To grow to perfect maturity, so as to doubled.

Dryden. shed the seed. You may see into the spirit of them all, and Whate'er 1 plant, like corn on barren earth, form your pen from those general notions. Felton. By an equivocal birth, 3. To inquire ; to distinguish.

Seeds and runs up to poetry. See whether fear doth make thee wrong her. 2. To shed the seed.

Sbakspeare. They pick up all the old roots, except what 4. To be attentive.

they design for sced, which they let stand to seed Mark and perform it, see'st thou? for the fail

the next year.

Mortimer. of any point in 't shall be death. Sbakspeare. ŞeE'DCAKE. n.s, (seed and cake.] A sweet s. To scheme; to contrive.

cake interspersed with warm aromatick Cassio 's a proper man : let me see now; seeds. To get his place.


Remember, wife, See. interjection. (originally the impera- The seedcake, the pasties, and furmety pot. tive of the verb see.] Lo; look ; ob

Tusser. serve; behold.

SEE'D LIP. n. 5. A vessel in which the See! see! upon the banks of Boyne he stands, SEE'D LOF.) sower carries his seed. By his own view adjusting his commands. Halifax.

Ainsworth. See! the sole bliss heav'n could on all be- SEE'D PEARL. 7. s. [seed and pearl.] Small stow,

grains of pearl. Which who but feels can taste, but thinks can In the dissolution of seedpearl in some acid know,

menstruum, if a good quantity of the little See what it is to have a poet in your house. pearls be cast in whole, they will be carried in

Pope. swarms from the bottom to the top. Bogle. SEED. n. s. (sæb, Sax. seed, Danish ; SEE'D PLOT. n. s. (seed and plot.] The saed, Dutch.)

ground on which plants are sowed to be 1. The organized particle produced by afterward transplanted.

plants and animals, from which new To counsel others, a man must be furnished plan and animals are generated.

with an universal store in himself to the knowIf you can look into the seeds of time,

ledge of all nature; that is, the matter and And say which grain will grow and which will

seedplot: there are the seats of all argument and invention.

Ben Jonson. not, Speak then to me.


Humility is a seedplot of virtue, especially Seed of a year old is the best, though some sced

christian, which thrives best when 't is deep and grains last better than others. Bacon.

rooted in the humble lowly heart. Hammond, That every plant has its seed is an evident sign

It will not be unuseful to present a full narraof divine providence.


tion of this rebellion, looking back to those pasDid they ever see any herbs, except those of sages by which the seedplots were made and the grass-leaved tribe, come up without two

framed, from whence those mischiefs have suca seed leaves; which to me is an argument that

cessively grown.

Clarendon. they came all of seed, there being no reason eise SEE'DTIME, n. s. [seed and time.] The why they should produce ewo seed leaves differ- season of sowing. ent from the subsequent.

Ray. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and itarJust gods! all other things their like produce; vest shall not cease.



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