Εικόνες σελίδας
PDF
Ηλεκτρ. έκδοση

Anri aske mercy, and giltelesse? what nede ? When these two are taken away, the possibility of And if that I complaine what life I lede,

greilt, and the possibility of innocence, what restrains You recketh not; that know I out of drede. can the belief of the creed lay upya anv man? Id. Annelida and False Arcite.

Hammond on F'uncumentals. I am in this commanded to deliver

All the tumult of a guilty world, The noble duke of Clarence to your bands:

Tost by ungenerous passion, sinks away. I will not reason what is meant hereby,

Thomson. Because I will be guiltless of the meaning.

A pert prim prater of the northern race,
Shakspeare.

Guilt in his heart, and famine in his face.
Many worthy and chaste dames thus,

Churchill. All guiltless, meet reproach. Id. Othello. GUINEA, n. S. From Guinea, a country in Close pent up guilts

Africa abounding with gold. A gold coin Rive your concealing continents, and ask

valued at one and twenty shillings. These dreadful summoners grace. Shakspeare.

By the word gold I must be understood to design & Is there not a ballad of the king and the beggar ?

particular piece of matter ; that is, the last guinea that The world was guilty of such a ballad some three ages

was coined.

Locke. since. Id. Love's Labour Lost.

Ladies, whese love is constant as the wind :
Marked you not

Cits, who prefer a guinea to mankind. Young.
How that the guilty kindred of the queen
Looked pale, when they did hear of Clarenco death?

GUINEA, a large tract of country on the west Shakspeare.

coast of the continent of Africa, which some geoThe last was I that felt thy tyranny:

graphers have extended to all the country be, in the battle think on Buckingham,

tween the Gambia and Benguela, dividing it And die in terrour of thy guiltiness. Id. into Upper and Lower; while others confine it I should be guiltier than my guiltiness. Id. to the coast between the Mesurado and Cross Bloody and guilty ; guiltily awake,

River. We take a middle course, indicated by And in a bloody battle end thy days :

similarity of climate and seasons, and consider Think on lord Hastings, and despair, and die.

Guinea as comprised between the Gambia and

Id. Richard III. It was neither guilt of crime, nor reason of state,

Cape Lopez Gonsalvez. that could quench the envy that was upon the king Coast to the space between the Rio Grande and

Our navigators give the. name of Windward for this execution.

Bacon's Henry VII. Thou, who doest all thou wishest at thy will,

Cape Palmas, because the winds are generally And never willest aught but what is right,

froin the north, and consequently it lies to Preserve this guiltless blood they seek to spill; windward relative to the gulf of Guinea. Thine be my kingdom.

Fairfax. That from the Mesurado to Cape Palmas is I would not have had any hand in his death, of named the Grain Coast, from a species of pepper whose guiltlessness I was better assured than any man called by the natives manigatta, and by Euroliving could be.

King Charles.

peans the grain of Paradise. The guilty serpents, and obscener beasts,

The Ivory or Tooth Coast extends from Cape Crecp conscious to their secret rests :

Palmas to the river Frisco or Lagos, and derives Nature to thee does reverence pay, Ill omens and ill sights removes out of thy way.

its name from the quantity of elephants' teeth Cowley.

procured on it, these animals it is thought being The guilll2s8 damsel, Aying the mad pursuit

particularly attracted to this part of the coast by Of her enraged stepdame Guendolond,

its abundance of sugar canes, of which they are Commended her fair innocence to the food,

extremely fond. This extent coast is free That staid her flight with his cross-fowing course. from danger, and may be sailed along within a

Milton's Comus, league. A good number, trusting to their number more than The Quaqua Coast, from the river Frisco to to their valour, and valuing money higher than equity, Assinee. This extent is more usually included felt that guiltlessness is not always with ease oppressed. in the Ivory Coast.

Sidney.

The Gold Coast, according to different writers, He thought his flight rather to proceed of a fearful

commences at Assinee, at Cape Apollonia, and guiltiness than of an humble faithfulness. Id. Guiltless of greatness, thus he always prayed,

at Cape Three Points, and generally is terminated

at the river Volta. It has its name from the quanNor knew nor wished he that those vows he made On his own head should be at last repaid. Dryden.

tity of gold-dust brought by the negroes for sale, The teeming earth yet guiltless of the plough, and which they collect in the sands of the brooks And, unprovoked, did fruitful stores allow. Id.

and torrents. With mortal hatred I pursued his life,

The Slave Coast extends from the Volta to Nor he, nor you, were guilty of the strife;

Cross River. It is sometimes subdivided into Nor I, but as I loved; yet all combined,

Dahomey, or Whidah, from the l'olta to Porto Your beauty and my impotence of mind. Id. Nova; Benin from the latter river to that of Farewell the stones

Formosa, and Ouary to Cross River. See DAAnd threshold, guilty of my midnight moans. Id.

HOMEY. No penance can dissolve our guilty fame,

The coast from Cross River to Cape Lopez has Nor tears, that wash out sin, can wash out shame.

Prior.

no general appellation, but is marked by the like a dog, could bite as well as whine,

names of its negro tribes, Biaffra and Culbongu, And first complained whene'er the guilt was mine.

and Kalabar and Gabon, from the rivers of these

Pope. Thou knowest how guiltless first I met thy flame, On the west coast of Africa, washed by the When love approached me under endship's name. Atlantic from the strait of Gibraltar to the Sene

Id. gal, there is no river of any consequence, and Vol. X.

3 A

names.

not a single port. The coast of Guinea has, it coast between June and October tornadoes are is true, a great number of rivers, but most of frequent, and chiefly come from between the east them are barred and inaccessible to ships, and and south-east; they blow with all the violence the ports formed by the islands that line it are of a hurricane, but seldom longer than an hour few and inconvenient. Beyond this region the or two, and their approach is denoted by black great extent to the Cape of Good Hope has but heavy clouds, rising in the south-east an hour two or three rivers, and an equal number of before their arrival. Other writers say these ports. All the rivers of Africa, within the tropics, storms are announced by a small white cloud, are subject to periodical inundations, caused by but this captain Beaver positively contradicis the heavy rains, when the sun is vertical in the from the experience of seventy of them; of which equatorial region. The banks of most of the sixty-three came from between east and southrivers of Guinea are either marshy and covered east, two at E. N. E., three at north-east, and with impenetrable mangrove, or close forests, two at north-west. The word tornado is Portuand in few instances afford any dry elevated guese, and signifies a whirlwind. grounds; there are, however, spots on the banks Between Sierra Leone and Cape Palmas the of the Sierra Leone, which offer a picturesque prevailing winds are from north-west and and varied mountainous scenery. The whole N.N.W., but after passing this cape they blow west coast of Africa is beaten by a violent surf, throughout the gulf of Guinea from south-west and infested by sharks, while the rivers abound to S. S.W. The general current sets to the in equally voracious alligators, and the fresh south-east to Cape Palmas, round which it curtes water swamps with the hippopotamus.

to the E.N. E into the gulf. On the equator, in The climate of the west coast of Africa, from the gulf of Guinea, the current sets at times strong the latitude of 20° N. to the equator, is in to the west, chiefly in June, July, and August, general extremely destructive to Europeans, and particularly at the new and full moon.though some spots are found more salubrious Horsburgh’s Ind. Direct. We are inclined to than others. The rainy season commences attribute this westerly current to the great quanthroughout this tract in May, lasts till October, títy of fresh water emptied into the eastern port and is at its height in June and July, with al- of the gulf during these rainy months. most constant thunder and lightning. The ex- The Grain, Ivory, and Gold Coasts are low halations from the marshes, formed by the over- and thickly wooded; but inland, at a short disflowing of the rivers, from the rank vegetation tance, the country is pleasantly diversified with on their banks, and from the vegetable and ani- hills and plains extremely fertile, and with abunmal corruption which covers the ground, produce dance of good water, an article that is both mortal dysenteries and inflammatory fevers. scarce and bad near the shore. The seasons During the dry season, from November to May, are similar to those already noticed, but the beat the climate is less unhealthy, the atmosphere is greater on the Gold Coast than even in Senebeing then clear, and the heat tempered by sea gambia, the thermometer rising in the open air breezes. In Senegambia the greatest heat is in to 134o. On the whole coast of Guinea, from July, when the thermometer rises in the open the Gambia to Cape Lopez, a singular wind, air to 120° or even 130°, and in the night never called the harmattan, blows from the interior of falls below 100°. The winds during the wet Africa, occasionally in December, January, and season on this coast blow constantly from the February. It has no regular period of duration, north with strong southerly currents, by means. sometimes continuing only a few hours, at others of which vessels run from the Senegal to Goree for several days; it is cold, and always attended in twenty-four hours, while it requires ten or with a dense dry fog, through which the sun at fifteen days to beat back. During the dry season noon appears of a pale red. The extreme drythe thermometer varies in the day between 88°ness of this wind withers the leaves of vegetables. and 68°, and during the night, when there are At some seasons it is considered malignant, proheavy dews, falls to 60°.

bably after wet weather, when it is loaded with The coast between the Gambia and Cape marsh miasma; at others it arrests the progress Verga, a distance of 250 miles, is formed by a of epidemic diseases. From the whitish powder chain of low and fertile islands separated from which seems to compose the fog, and which subthe main, and from each other, by narrow but sides on the earth, it has been supposed that this deep straits. Beyond Cape Verga these low wind blows from some volcano in the unexplored islands are succeeded by an elevated coast, interior of Africa. On the coast of Sierra Leone which increases in height till south of Sierra it blows from the E.S. E., on the Gold Coast Leone it presents alpine peaks apparently of from north-east, and towards Cape Lopez from volcanic origin. On this extent of coast the N. N. E. rains commence the same time as to the north, The Slave Coast, between the rivers Volta but are not so intense nor the climate so insalu- and Formosa, is low and in general thinly brious: the extremes of the thermometer through- wooded; it is lined by a chain of lagoons, sepaout the year are 63° and 98°, from May to August. rated from the sea by a narrow border of land, North-west winds are most prevalent, and south- called by the French La Pré, the meadow, and west in September and October. In November, which are formed by the overflowing of the rivers. December, and January, north-east winds pre- From the Formosa to the Camerons the coast is vail, with fogs, and the thermometer descends intersected by the mouths of numerous rivers, the lowest. In February, March, and April, by some supposed to be branches of the Niger, land and sea breezes are pretty regular, the latter which still conceals its embouchure from the refrom the south-west in the evening. On this searches of geographers. These rivers carry out great quantities of mud, which elevate the bottom evil principle; and, in their feasts, the king and of the sea, and it seems probable that the pro- nobles dip their coral necklaces in the blood of jecting land of Cape Formosa, which sepa- the victims, and pray to the gods, that they may rates the gulf of Benin and Biafra, is entirely never be deprived of this mark of pre-eminence. formed of alluvion. A considerable number of The tribes between Benin and Loango are elephants frequent this part of the coast; but little known.. A second tribe of Biafers inhatheir tusks are said to be of an inferior ivory. bit the banks of the Formosa, and are said to The fresh water swamps are also frequented by sacrifice their children to the devil. To them the hippopotamus. Between the rivers Came- succeed the Calbongas, occupying the country rons and 'S. Benito, the coast is mountainous, through which run the Rio del Rey and San Beand in the tract called the bigh land of Ambozes nito: they are painted as the least civilised of some of the peaks are thought to equal that of the negro nations, going naked, and selling their Teneriffe in elevation.

children and relations as slaves. After crossing the equator the wet season is The Camma and Gobbi succeed the Calbonfrom September to November, the rains prevail- gas, and extend to Cape Lopez: they resemble ing at each side of the equator in the respective their southern neighbours of Loango. summer solstice; they are also retarded in going Under this vague and general denomination to the south, commencing at Loango in Decem- we have thus sketched the great features and geber and lasting till March. After passing Loango neral appearance of this coast. ASHANTEE, there is strictly speaking no wet season. SIERRA LEONE, and other places of particular

A brief sketch of the general character of the importance, will be treated of in their respective tribes inhabiting this coast will not be uninte- places of the alphabet. resting.

for the progress of modern discovery in this From the Gambia to the Cassamança occur neighbourliood, see the latter part of the article the Feloops, a tribe of idolaters, who are de- Africa. scribed as melancholy and revengeful, but also GUINEA-DROPPER, n. s. Guinea and honest and grateful. The succeeding tribes on drop. One who cheats by dropping guineas. the coast are the Bugnons, on the banks of the

Who now the guineadropper's bait regards, St. Domingo, who are said to be peaceful culti- Tricked by the sharper's dice, or juggler's cards. vators; the Papels and Balontes occupy the coast

Gay. of St. Domingo and the Courbali, and are

GUI'NEA-HEN, n. s. A fowl, supposed to be painted as ferocious and inhospitable. The Pa

of Guinea. pels worship trees, ox horns, and all sorts of

GUINEA-Hen. See NUMIDA. visible objects. When their king dies a new one is elected in a singular manner; the corpse of

GUI'NEA-PEPPER, n. s. Lat. capsieum. A

plant. the deceased monarch is placed on a bier, en

GUINEA-Pepper. See CAPSICUM. circled by the chief nobles, and being tossed up

GUI'NEA-PIG, n. S. A small animal with a in the air, the noble on whom it falls in its descent is thereby duly elected.

pig's snout, brought, it is believed, from Africa.

GUINEA-Pig. See Cavia. The Biafers occupy the right bank of the Rio

GUINEA-Wheat. See ZEA. Grande : they are somewhat civilised and addicted to commerce.

GUINEA-WORMS. See DRACUNCULI. Between the Rio Grande and Nunez is the tribe of Naloes, whose lands

GUISE, n.s. The same with wise, Fr. guise ; are well cultivated and produce indigo and cotton, Sax. pisa; the p or w being changed, as is combut with whom it is necessary to be guarded. mon, into g. See GuilE. Manner; external The Bissagos Islands are inhabited by different demeanor; practice; custom ; fashion, either in tribes of idolaters, generally ferocious and trea

conduct or attire. cherous, adorning their huts with the scalps of And, as the guise was in his countree, their enemies; and, in the island of Bissao, the Ful highe upon a char of gold stood he. favorite wives of the king are sacrificed on his

Chaucer. The Knightes Tale. death and burnt with his corpse.

Yet had nature taught her after her guise The negroes of the Grain Coast are said to be To know her foe, and dread bim evermore. jealous of strangers, and are little known. The

Wyatt. Ivory Coast to Cape La Hou is also occupied by His own sire, and master of his guise, an unfriendly and warlike tribe, described as an- Did often tremble at his horrid view. Spenser. thropophagi, whence the Portuguese give them

Lo you! here she comes: this is her very guise ; the name of malos gentes. East of Cape La and, upon my life, fast asleep: observe her, stand

close. Hou are the Quaquas, or boás gentes, who, like

Shakspeare. Macbeth. the Hindoos, are divided into casts, the son

Thus women know, and thus they use the guise,

T'enchant the valiant and beguile the wise. always following the profession of the father.

Fairfar. The coast between the Volta and Benin is

I have drunke wine past my usual guise ; subject to the king of DAHOMEY, which see. The negroes of Benin are nearly as barbarous Strong wine commands the foo e, and moves the wise.

Chapman. . as the Dahomeys. Their king, who can bring

This would not be slept ; 100,000 fighting men to the field, is worshipped

Old guise must be kept. Ben Jonson, as a derni-god, is supposed to live without food,

The pomp of kings they should confess and, when he appears to die, is thought, like the

At their crownings to be less Grand Lama, to revive under another human Than a lover's humblest guise. form. Here human victims are sacrificed to the When at his mistress' feet he lies. Cowley,

They stand a horrid front

but the arpeggios ought to be made between the Of dreadful length, and dazzling arms, in guiso rose and the last fret of the neck, that is, about Of warriors old, with ordered spear and shield, the middle of the strings, to avoid the harshness Awaiting what command their mighty chief

resulting from the playing too near the bridge, Had to impose.

Milton's Paradise Lost.

where the strings are more stubborn and unniaBack, shepherds, back :

nageable than towards the middle.
Here be without duck or nod,
Other trippings to be trod,

GULCH, n. s. ? From Lat.gulo.-Skinner.
Of lighter toes and such court guise

Gulcuin, n. s. SA little glutton.
As Mercury did first devise.

Milton.

GULDENSTAEDT (John Anthony), M. D, When I was very young, nothing was so much was born at Riga, April 26th, 1745, and in 1763 talked of as rickets among children, and consumptions

was admitted into the medical college of Beramong young people : after these the spleen came in lin. He completed his studies at Frankfort upon play, and then the scurvy, which was the general the Oder, where, in 1767, he received his degree. complaint, and both were thought to appear in many Being invited to Petersburgh, in 1768, be was various guises.

Temple. created adjunct, and in 1770 member of the The swain replied, it never was our guise

Imperial Academy, and professor of natural hisTo slight the poor, or aught humane despise.

tory. In June, 1761, he set out upon his travels, Pope.

and was absent seven years. From Moscow, The Hugonots were engaged in a civil war, by the where he continued till March 1769, he passed specious pretences of some, who, under the guise of

to Voronetz, Tzaritzin, Astracan, and Killar, near religion, sacrificed so many thousands to their own ambition.

Persia. In 1770 he examined the districts

Swift. Their external shapes are notoriously accommodated watered by the Terek, Sunsha, and Alksai, in to that law or guise of life that nature bas designed the east extremity of Caucasus; and in 1771 them.

More. penetrated into Ossetia, in the highest part of the Thus hid in arms she seemed a goodly knight, same mountain; where he collected vocabulaAnd fit for any warlike exercise :

ries of the languages spoken in those regions. But when she list lay down her armour bright, Having visited Cabarda, and the north of CaucaAnd back resume her peaceful maiden's guise ;

sus, he proceeded to Georgia, and was admitted The fairest Maid she was that ever yet

to prince Heraclius, who was encamped ten Prisoned her locks within a golden bet,

miles from Tefflis, and whom he followed in Or let them waving hang, with roses fair beset. Fletcher's Purple Island.

spring to Koketia, and explored the south disAnd answered like a statesman, or a prophct,

tricts inhabited by the Turcoman Tartars in the In such guise that she could make nothing of it. company of a Georgian inagnate, whom he had

Byron.

cured of a dangerous disorder. In July be GUISE (Henry), duke of. See Lorrain.

passed into Imeretia ; penetrated into the middle GUITA’R, n. S. Fr. guitarre ; Ital. ghitara. Mingrelia, Middle Georgia, and Eastern and

chain of mount Caucasus, visited the confines of A stringed instrument of music. And as wel coud he play on a giterre.

Lower Imeretia; and after escaping many immiChaucer. The Afilleres Tale. nent dangers, returned to Kislar on the 18th of allads and eggs, and lighter fare,

November, where he passed the winter, collectTune the Italian spark's guitar.

Prior. ing various information concerning the neighbourAnd there are songs and quavers, roaring, hum. ing Tartar tribes of Caucasus, particularly the ming,

Lesgees. In the following summer he journeyed Guitars, and every other sort of strumming. Byron. to Cabardo Major, continued his course to

Guitar, a stringed instrument, in which the mount Beshton, the highest point of the first strings are fastened to a bridge fixed to the lower ridge of the Caucasus, inspecting the mines of part of the belly, and supported by a nut at the Madshar, and went to Tcherkash upon the Hon. end of the neck. The strings are governed by Thence he made expeditions to Azof and pegs or metal pins at the back of the neck. The Taganrog, and thence along the new limits to instrument had at first but four strings, which the Dnieper; he finished this year's route at Krehave since been increased to five double strings, mentshuk, in New Russia. In the following of which the first three are tuned unisons, and spring, he was proceeding to Crim Tartary; but, the fourth and fifth octaves to each other. Some- receiving an order of recal, he returned through times the fifth string has no octave lest it should the Ukraine to Moscow and St. Petersburg, overpower the rest; and the first string is so often where he arrived in March 1775. Unon his refalse that it is frequently played single. This in- turn he began to arrange his papers; but, before strument is tuned and played so many different he could finish them for the press, was seized ways, that it must be strung according to the with a violent fever, which carried him off' in pitch and tuning. There are two ways of per- March 1781. A ist of his writings is given in forming on this instrument, either by sweeping Coxe's Travels. or pinching the strings. The most extensive, GULES, adj. Fr. gueules. Perhaps from goulet, and the most susceptible of execution, is the the throat. Red ; a barbarous term of heraldry. pinching of the strings. The arpeggios are more

Follow thy drum; harmonious, because all the strings are in vibra. With man's blood paint the ground: gules, guies ; tion; but they must be touched very lightly and Religious canons, civil laws are crucl ; delicately with the right hand, and with firm- Then what should war be ? Shakspeare. T'imon. ness, and correct position of the left hand, to

He whose sable arms, produce a good effect. The strings are pinched Black as his purpose, did the knight resemble, or thrummed between the rose and the bridge; When he laid couched in the ominous horse,

[ocr errors]

Hath now his dread and black complexion sineared A GULF, in geography, is a capacious bay
With heraldry more dismal; head to foot,

between two promontories, sometimes taking the Now he is total gules.

Shakspeare. name of a sea, when very extensive; but partiHis seven-fold targe a field of gules did stain;

cularly when it only communicates with the sea In which two swords he bore : his word, Divide and by a strait. Such are the Euxine or Black Sea, reign.'

Fletcher's Purple Island.
Gule of August, the day of St. Peter ad Sea, or the gulf of Venice ; the gulf of Lyons,

called the gulf of Constantinople; the Adriatic vincula, which is celebrated on the 1st of August. near France, and the gulf of Sierra, near BarIt is called the gule of August from gula, a throat, bary. All these are in the Mediterranean. There because one Quirinus, a tribune, haring a

are the gulfs of Mexico, St. Lawrence, and Cadaughter diseased in her throat, went to popę lifornia, in North America; tne gulf of Persia, or Alexander, the sixth from St. Peter, and desired the Red Sea, between Persia and Arabia ; the of him to see the chains that St. Peter was gulf of Bengal in India; and the gulfs of chained with under Nero; which request being Cochin-China and Kamtschatka, near those granted, she, on kissing the chains, was cured of

countries. her disease; whereupon the pope instituted this

GULF STREAM. See FLORIDA, Bay or. feast in honor of St. Peter. Hence the day was

GULL, v. a. & n. s. Fr. guiller; Goth. called also that of St. Peter ad vincula.

GULL'-CATCHER, n. S.

goela, guala; Teut. Gules, a corruption of the French word gueules,

GUL'LER, n. s.

gillen To cheat; which in heraldry signifies red,

GUL'LERY, n. S.

trick, or deceive. Guli is represented in engraving by

is the name of a sea-bird : a stupid animal; perpendicular lines. See dia

one easily cheated : guller, an impostor, or gram. This color is by the ge

knave: gullery a cheat: gull-catcher, one who nerality of the English heralds

catches silly people. ranked before azure. But the ci-devant French heralds pre

Being fed by us you used us so, ferred azure.

As that urgentle gull, the cuckow bird,
Useth the sparrow.

Shakspeare. Henry IV.
GULF, n. s. Fr. golfe ; Ital. golfo; Gr. Why have you suffered me to be imprisoned,

Gulf'y, adj. ) Kolos ; Goth. gialfur. A deep, Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest, concave, receptacle for water; a bay; an un

And made the most notorious geck and gull

Id. Twelfth Night. fathomable abyss ; a whirlpool or eddy: figura- That e'er invention played on.

I should think this a gull, but that the white tively applied to any thing insatiable, as woe, or

bearded fellow speaks it. despair ;-thus hell is termed a fiery gulf.

Id. Much Ado ubout Nothing Thence turning back, in silence soft they stole,

If I do not gull him into a nay word, and make And brought the heavy corse with easy pace

him a common recreation, do not think I have wit To yawning gulph of deep Avernus' hole.

enough to lie straight in my bed. Shakspeure Spenser.

Here comes my noble gull-catcher. The Venetian admiral withdrew himself farther off

Yet love these sorceries did remove, and move from the island Corfu, into the gulf of the Adriatick.

Thee to gull thine own mather for my love.
K'nolles.

Donne.
I know thou'd'st rather

That paltry story is untrue,
Follow thine enemy in a fiery gulph,

And forged to cheat such gulls as you.
Than flatter him in a bower. Shakspeare.

Hudibras.
Scull of dragon, tooth of wolf,

He would have gulled him with a trick,
Witches mumny; maw and gulf

But Mart was too too politick.

Id.
Of the ravening salt sea shark ;

For this advantage age from youth has won,
Root of hemlock, digged i' the dark. Id.

As not to be out-ridden, though out-run ;
England his approaches makes as fierce

By fortune he was now to Venus trined,
As waters to the sucking of a gulf.

Id.

And with stern Mars in Capricorn was joined :
Rivers arise ; whether thou be the son

Of him disposing in his own abode,
Of utmost Tweed, or Ouse, or gulfy Don.

He soothed the goddess, while be gulled the god.
Milton.

Dryden.
This is the gulf through which Virgil's Alecto shoots

The Roman people were grossly gulled twice or herself into hell : the fall of waters, the woods that

thrice over, and as often enslaved in one century, and encompass it, are all in the description. Addison.

under the same pretence of reformation. Id. The sea could not be much narrower than it is,

By their designing leaders taught, without a great loss to the world ; and must we now

The yulgar, gulled into rebellion, armed. Id. have an ocean of mere flats and shallows, to the utter ruin of navigation, for fear our heads should turn They are not to be gulled twice with the same trick.

L'Estrange. giddy at the imagination of gaping abysses and un. fathomable gulfs ?

Bentley.

Either they have these excellencies they are praised At their native realms the Greeks arrived,

for, or they have not; if they have not, 'tis an appaAll who the war of ten long years survived,

rent cheat and gull. Government of the Tongue. And scaped the perils of the gulfy main.

Pope.

The eagle soars alone : the gull and crow High o'er a gulfy sea the Pharian isle

Flock o'er their carrion, just as mortals do. Byron. Fronts the deep roar of disemboguing Nile. Id.

Gull, in ornithology. See LARUS.
What dreadful pleasure there to stand sublime,

GUL'LET, n. s. Fr. goulet; Lat. gulu;
Like sbipwrecked mariner on desert coast,
And view the' enormous waste of vapour, tost

Gulos'ITY, n. s. Dut. golpen. The passage n billows, lengthening to the horizon round,

GULP, v. a. & n. s. ) through which the food Yow scooped in gulfs, with mountains now embossed. passes, called by anatomists resophagus : a small

Beuttie's Minstrel. stream, or lake. Gulosity is greediness, or

Id.

[ocr errors]
« ΠροηγούμενηΣυνέχεια »