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cheeks; the trench, the cavesan, the martingal, The brief stile is that which expresseth much in and the chaff-halter.



The apostolical letters are of a twofold kind and BRIDLE-ARM PROTECT, in the broad-sword difference; viz. some are called briefs, because they exercise, a guard used by the cavalry, in which are comprised in a short and compendious way of

" writing.

Ayliffe. you raise the sword-hilt above the helmet; the

I doubt not but I shall make it plain, as far as a blade crossing the back of the head, the point of

sum or brief can make a cause plain. Bacon. the left shoulder, and the bridle-arm; its edge The harmony of science supporting each part ; the directed to the left, and turned a little upwards other is, and ought to be. the true and brief confuta. in order to bring the mounting in a proper direc- tion and suppression of all the smaller sort of objection to protect the hand.


Id. BRIDPORT, a borough town of Dorset, I will speak in that manner which the subject resituated in a valley between two small rivers quires; that is, probably, and moderately, and briefly. or branches of the river Brit, which falls into the

Id. sea about a mile south of the town. Bridport The brief of this transaction is, these springs that

Woodward. sends two members to parliament: it was incor- arise here are impregnated with vitriol.

by The modest queen awhile, with downcast eyes, porated by Henry III. The town is respectably built; its principal manufactures are cordage,

Pondered the speech; then briefly thus replies.

Dryden. nets, and sail-cloth. In the centre of the town is a new and handsome market-cross, which has

If I had quoted more words, I had quoted more

profaneness; and therefore Mr. Congreve bas reason been completed at the cost of £3000. Here also

to thank me for being brief.

Collier. are a charity-school, three alms-houses, and other benevolent institutions. It is a very ancient

They excel in grandity and gravity, in smoothness corporation, having sent members to parliament

ch and propriety, in quickness and briefness. Camden. ever since the 23d of Edw. I. In the reign of

The brief with weighty crimes was charged, Henry VIII. it was enacted, that all the cordage,

On which the pleader much enlarged.. Swift. &c. for the navy, for a limited time, should be Brief, brave, and glorious, was his young career, made here, or within five miles, and nowhere

oro His mourners were two hosts, his friends and foes; else; an Act which was renewed for nearly sixty

And fitly may the stranger lingering here,

Pray for his gallant spirit's bright repose. years. It is noted for making ropes and cables

Byror's Childe Harolde. for shipping; whence arises the proverb of a man

Brier, in English law, an abridgment of the that is hanged, that he is 'stabbed with a Bridport dagger.' It is twelve miles west of Dorches

client's case, made out for the instruction of ter, and 135 west by south of London. Long.

council on a trial at law ; wherein the case of 2° 52' W., lat. 50° 42' N.

the party, &c. is to be briefly but fully stated :

the proofs must be placed in due order, and BRIEF', n. & adj.). Lat. brevis ; Fr. bref ;

i proper answers made to whatever may be obBrief’LY, ŞItal. brieve ; also Goth.

jected to the client's cause by the opposite side; BRIEF'NESS. bref ; Teut. brief; Sax.

and herein great care is requisite, that nothing brave ; Fr. brevet; Ital. breve. The first gene- hercomiti

s gene- be omitted, to endanger the cause. cally signifies short, concise : the second is ap- BRIEF. in Scots law, a writ issued from plied to a short extract; a letter patent; an


chancery, directed to any judge ordinary, comabbreviated document; the concise substance of

manding and authorising that judge to call a something larger, or to be expanded. Brief is. technically used as a verb by those very brief

jury to enquire into the case mentioned in the

brief, and upon their verdict to pronounce sengentlemen, the lawyers. For instance, to brief

tence. the pleadings.

BRIEFS, APOSTOLICAL, letters which the pope So after in breff tyme, when it was purseyvyd, despatches to princes, or other magistrates, reThat she had done a woman's dede, and had a child lating to any public affair. These briefs are disconseyvyd,

tinguished from bulls, the latter being more amThe joy that she made ther may no tung tell. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

ple, always written on parchment, and sealed But how you must begin this enterprize,

with lead or green wax; whereas briefs are very I will your highness thus in brief advise.

concise, written on paper, sealed with red wax,

Fairie Queene. and with the seal of a fishermen, or St. Peter in A play, there is, my lord, some ten words long, a boat. Which is as brief as I have known a play;

BRIEG, a principality of Lower Silesia, adBut by ten words, my lord, it is too long,

joining the principalities of Oels, Bredau, and Which makes it tedious.

Shakspeare. Oppeln. The extent of this tract, which is I will be mild and gentle in my words.

watered by the Oder, exceeds 1000 square miles. -And brief, good mother, for I am in haste. Id. It is peopled by about 110,000 inhabitants, most

I must begin with rudiments of art, of whom are Lutherans, and the remainder To teach you gamut in a briefer sort,

Roman Catholics. Good pasturage and fine More pleasant, pretty, and effectual. Id. crops of corn are yielded in that part which is The shrine of Venus, or straight pight Minerva, cleared. Postures beyond brief nature.

Id. Brieg, one of the circles in the above princiThere is a brief how many sports are ripe: pality, contains about 200 square miles, and Make choice of which your highness will see first. Id. 30,000 inhabitants.

They nothing doubt prevailing, and to make it brief BRIEG, the chief town of the preceding prinwars.

Id. Coriolanus. cipality, stands on the Oder, over which there is a wooden bridge. The fortifications which once common; and applied the same method to maps were considerable, have lately been demolished. and even portraits. He proved still more for But here is still a ducal castle worth the tra- tunate in his endeavours to print the Chinese veller's notice, and some few public buildings. characters on movable types, and produced some

The Prussians, who besieged it in 1741, threw specimens which are much admired. He also 2172 bombs into it, and 4714 cannon bullets, made improvements in the composition of typewhich reduced a great part of the town to ashes, metal, but these he concealed. His works are, so that it was obliged to surrender, after sus- 1. A Treatise upon the Origin of Printing, 1774. Laining a continual fire for seven days. When 2. An Attempt to illustrate the Origin of Playing it was ceded to Prussia by the peace, Frederic Cards, and 3. A small treatise on Bibliography. augmented the fortifications, and built a new published in 1793. He died in 1794. suburb. Since 1728 a manufacture of fine cloth BRIEUC, or BRIEUX (St.), a town of France, has been established. It is twenty-four miles the capital of the department the Côtes du Nord, north-east of Breslaw. Inhabitants about 9000. stands on a bay, on the north coast of Upper

BRIEL, or Brill, a maritime town of the Brittany, called Anse de St. Brieux. It is Netherlands, and capital of the island of Voorn, well built, and, at the village of Legné, has a is one of the cautionary towns which was de- small secure harbour. The inhabitants are enlivered into the hands of queen Elizabeth, and gaged in fisheries, and a small trade in the progarrisoned by the English during her reign and duce and manufactures of the country. Pópupart of the next. The Dutch took it from the lation 8090; distance west of Paris 200 miles. Spaniards in 1572, and laid here the foundation BRIG, and possibly also brix, is derived of their republic. It is seated at the mouth of from the Saxon bricg, a bridge; which, to this the Meuse, thirteen miles south-west of Rot- day, in the northern counties, is called a brigg, terdam. The harbour is large and convenient, and not a bridge. Brig, a ship with two masts. and the town well built. It was the birth place Brig, or BRIGANTINE, a merchant ship with of the celebrated Van Tromp. In 1813 uie in- two masts. This term is not universally conhabitants rose upon the French garrison, and fined to vessels of a particular construction, or drove them from the town. Here are some good which are masted and rigged in a manner fisheries, and the inhabitants are much engaged different from all others. It is variously apas pilots up the river.

plied, by the nariners of different European BRIENNE, a town of Upper Champagne, nations, to a peculiar sort of vessel of their own France, the head of a canton in the department marine. Amongst British seamen, this vessel is of the Aube. It has a considerable stocking distinguished by having her main-sails set nearly manufacture, and stands about twenty-two miles in the plane of her keel; whereas the main-sails east of Troyes. At the military school here of larger ships are hung athwart, or at right Buonaparte received his education; and here a angles with the ship's length, and fastened to a desperate battle was fought in 1814. Population yard which hangs parallel with the deck: but in 3,191.

a brig, the foremost edge of the main-sail is BRI'ER, 1 Goth. bry; Ang.-Sax. brær; fastened in different places to hoops which en

BRI'ERY. Irish, brier; Welsh, brath. A circle the main-mast, and slide up and down it prickly bush; a bramble; a wild rose tree. as the sail is hoisted or lowered. It is extended Briery, rough, thorny; full of briers or prickles. by a gaff above and a boom below. Greatly aghast with this piteous plea,

BRIGADE, v. & n.) Fr. brigade ; Ital. Him rested the good man on the lea,

Brig'adiER. I brigata ; Span. brigada. And bade the brere in his plaint proceede. Spen. The idea is detached, broken away, and is ap

What subtle hole is this, plied to a party or division of soldiers separated Whose mouth is covered with rude growing briers? from the main body. Cotgrave says, it means

Shakspeare. to troop or keep company together.
Then thrice under a brier doth creep,

Or fronted brigades form.

des form. Milton. Which at both ends was rooted deep, And over it three times doth leap;

Here the Bavarian duke his brigades leads, Her magick much availing. Drayton's Nymphid. Gallant in arms, and gaudy to behold. Philips. BRIET (Phillp), a learned French geogra- BRIGADE, a division of forces; consisting of pher, born at Abbeville in 1601. He became a several squadrons of horse, or battalions of foot. Jesuit in 1619, and died librarian of their college A brigade of the army is either foot or dragoons, at Paris in 1668. His Parallella Geographia whose exact number is not fixed, but generally Veteris et Novæ, published in 3 vols. 4to. 1648-9, consists of three regiments, or six battalions : a is a very exact work. He published also An- brigade of horse may consist of eight, ten, or nales Mundi, in 7 vols. 12mo. from the creation twelve squadrons; and that of artillery, of five to A. D. 1663: and Theatrum Geographicum, guns and one howitzer, with their appurtenances. Europæ Veteris, in 1653, fol. He was likewise The eldest brigade has the right of the first line, concerned in a chronological work with Labbé. and the second the right of the second ; the two

BRIETKOPF (John Gottlieb Immanuel), an next take the left of the two lines, and the ingenious printer and letter-founder, was born at youngest stands in the centre. Leipsic, in 1712. Albert Durer's work in which the Brigade MAJOR.-An officer appointed by shape of the letters is deduced from mathematical the brigadier, to assist him in the management principles, suggested to him some valuable im- and ordering of his brigade. According to the provements in the art of casting types, and he regulations published by authority, a brigadebecame the first who cast musical types, now so major is attached to the brigade, and not to any


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particular brigadier-general, as the aid-de- ship of Gresham College on the 26th of July carnp is.

1620. Soon after going to Oxford, he was made BRIGADIER-GENERAL. An officer who M.A. in that university; where he continued com inands a brigade of borse or foot in an army; till his death on January 26th 1630. His prinnext in order below a major-general. A post to cipal works are, 1. Logarithmorum Chilius which the eldest colonels are generally advanced. Prima 2. Arithmetica Logarithmica. 3. TriHe that is apon duty is brigadier of the day.- gonometria Britannica. 4. A small tract on the They march at the head of their own brigades, north-west passage. and are allowed a serjeant and ten men of their BRIGGS (William), an eminent physician in own brigade for their guard. But the rank of the latter end of the seventeenth century. He brigadier general in the British service is now studied physic at Cambridge, and afterwards traabolished.

Felled into France, where he attended the lectures BRIGAND, Fr. brigand; Ital. brigante; of the famous anatomist M. Vieussens of MontBRIGANDAGE, Fr. brigantine ; Ital. brigan- pelier. After his return, he published his BRIGANDER, Stino. An associated robber; Ophthalmographia, in 1676. In 1677 he was BRIG'ANTINE, ( a freebooter; a smuggler.- created J. D. at Cambridge: and soon after

BRIG'Ardize. Brigandine and brigander, was made fellow of the College of Physicians, at armour worn by brigands. Brig and brigantne, London. In 1682 his Theory of Vision was a vessel used by brigands and pirates.

published by Hooke. In 1683, he sent to the Like as a warlike brigandine, applied

Royal Society a continuation of that discourse,

which was published in their transactions; and To fight, lays forth her threatful pikes afore The engines, which in them sad death do hide.

the same year he was, by king Charles II. ap

Spenser. pointed physician to St. Thomas's hospital. In There might be a rout of such barbarous thievish

1684 he communicated to the Royal Society two brigands in some rocks; but it was a degeneration remarkable cases relating to vision, which were from the nature of man, a political creature.

also printed in their transactions; and, in 1685, Bramhall against Hobbes. he published a Latin version of his Theory of In your brigantine you sailed to see

Vision, at the desire of Mr. afterwards Sir Isaac The Adriatick wedded.

Newton, professor of mathematics at Cambridge, Otway's Venice Preserved. with a recommendatory epistle from him prefixed The consul obliged him to deliver up his feet, and to it. He was afterwards made physician in restore the ships, reserving only to himself two bri. ordinary to king William, and continued in great uantines.

Arbuthnot. esteem for his skill in his profession till his death, Then put on all thy gorgeous arms, thy helmet which happened September 4th, 1704. And brigandine of brass, thy broad habergeon,

BRIGHT, ) Goth. biart, bart; Mod. Vantbrass, and greves. Milton's Samson Agonistes


Goth. bairt ; Sax. beort, BriGanDINES were a kind of ancient de BRIGHT’LY

breaht, bryht; Teut. bert, fensive armour, consisting of thin jointed scales Bright'NESS, lbrecht; Welsh, berth; of plate, pliant and easy to the body.

BRIGHT'SOMENESS, Swed. bar; Goth. ber, BRIGANTES, an ancient people of Britain, BRIGHT'ARMED, bart; our bare. Signified who occupied the territory from sea to sea, the BRIGHT'BURNING, not only naked, but mawhole breadth of the island ; now called York Bright'EYED, nifest, clear, conspicuous, shire, Lancaster, Durham, Westmoreland, and BRIGHT'HAIRED. J illustrious. Cumberland.

The birdes that han left hir songe, BRIGANTINUS Lacus, in ancient geogra While they han suffred colde ful stronge, phy, a lake of Rhætia, or Vindelicia, which In wethers grille and dark to sight, Tacitus includes in Rhætia. Ammianus calls it Ben in Mey, for the sunne bright Brigantia. It took its name either from the So glad, that they shewe in singing Brigantii, or from the adjoining town. It is now

'That in her hert is suche liking called Constance or Bodenzee.

That thei mote singen and ben light. BRIGANTINUS Portus, in ancient geography,

Chaucer. Romaunt of the Rose. a port of the Hither Spain; so called from

The purp our sone with tendir bemys reid,

In orient bricht as angell did appeir, Flavium Brigantium; now El Puerto de la Co

Throw golden sky is putting up his heid runna, formerly the Groyne.

Quhois gilt tressis schone so wondir cleir BRIGANTIUM, in ancient geography, a That all the world tuke comfort far and neir. town in the Alpes Cottiæ, now thought to be

Dunbar. Thistle and Rose. Briançon.

High above all a cloth of state was spred, Briggs (Henry), one of the greatest mathe- And a rich throne as bright as sunny day; maticians of the sixteenth century, was born at On which there sat, most brave embellished Warley Wood, Yorkshire, in 1556. In 1592 he was With royall robes and gorgeous array, made examiner and lecturer in mathematics, and A mayden queene that shone as Tytan's ray soon after reader of the physical lecture founded



In glistring gold and perelesse pretious stone; by Dr. Linacre. When Gresham College was

" Yet her bright blazing beautie did assay established, he was chosen the first professor of À

To dim the brightnesse of her glorious throne,

As envying herselfe, that tov exceeding shone. geometry there in 1596. In 1609 he contracted

Spenset. an intimacy with Mr. Usher, afterwards arch- The blazing brightness of her beauty's beam, bishop of Armagh, which continued many years. And glorious light of her sun-shining face, In 1619 he was made Savilian professor of To tell, were as to strive against the stream. geometry at Oxford; and resigned his professor

Faerie Querne. Id.

Hope elevates and joy

extending 200 feet, in the centre of which is a Brightens his crest. Milton's Paradise Lost. circular building, having a lofty dome raised on Through a cloud

pillars. Two wings, lately added to the fabric, Drawn round about thee like a radiant shrine, render its portions complete. In the interior Dark, with excessive bright, thy skirts appear. Id.

the style and furniture is mostly Chinese. ToThe purple morning, rising with the year,

wards the street the front forms a square, with a Salutes the spring, as her celestial eyes

colonnade in the centre, looking over a green, Adorn the world, and brighten up the skies. Dryden, formerly the road. On the north side of what

A sword, by long lying still, will contract a rust, was called the Promenade Grove, a splendid which shall deface its brightness.

South. building hoe been broly erected fitted unneet

building has been lately erected, fitted up as staBright brass, and brighter domes. Chapman. bling, in the centre of which is a lofty dome; on Thy eyes are seen in diamonds bright. Gay. the eastern side is a racket court, and on the Bright as the sun her eyes the gazers strike. Pope. west a riding-house. Here are several public

If parts allure thee, think how Bacon shined, libraries and reading-rooms, furnished with all The wisest, brightest, meanest of mankind. Id. the newspapers, periodical publications, &c.; But let a lord once own the happy lines,

they are generally well attended : the loo-tables, How the stile brightens, how the sense retines. Id. and singing, in the evening, afford considerSafely I slept, till brightly dawning shone

able amusement; in addition to the libraries are The murn, conspicuous on her golden throne.

suites of hot, cold, vapor, and salt-water baths,

and air-pump water baths, for the relief of perGenerous, gay, and gallant nation, Great in arms, and bright in art. Anonymous.

sons afflicted with the gout, or violent scorbutic

affections: a swimming-bath has also been erectThe present queen would brighten her character, if

ed, upon a very extensive scale. The streets she would exert her authority to instil virtues into her people.


often intersect each other at right angles, and O Liberty, thou goddess heavenly bright,

are very clean, neat, and well paved. The hotels Profuse of bliss, and pregnant with delight!

and boarding houses are numerous, and titted up

Addison. in the most elegant manner. The parish church From the brightest wines

of Brighton stands on a hill, at a small distance He'd turn abhorrent.

Thomson. from the town, and has a square tower, which While the brig Seine, to' exalt the soul,

may be seen a considerable way off at sea. On With sparkling plenty crowns the bowl. Fenton. account of the increase of population, a chapel Thy beauty appears,

royal has been erected, within these few years, In its graces and airs,

in the centre of the town. Here are likewise a All bright as an angel new dropped from the sky. Quakers' meeting-house, a Baptists', Indepen

Parnel. dents', Methodists', a Roman Catholic chapel, An ecstasy, that motbers only feel,

and a Jews' synagogue. About half a mile west Plays round my heart, and brightens all my sorrow,

of the church is a chalybeate spring, much freLike gleams of sunshine in a louring sky. Philips.

quented. Among recent improvements Regency This is the worst, if not the only stain, l'the brightest annals of a female reign. Cotton.

Square deserves to be noticed ; the houses are As stars that shoot along the sky

large and handsome; one side of the square Shine brightest as they fall from high.

being open to the sea, and the centre forming a

de Harolde. well-planned garden. An extensive and commo. -But still

dious suspension chain-pier has been just comYon sunny sea heaves brightly, and remains pleted, at an expense of £30,000, under the Rolled o'er the peak of the far Rhætian hill superintendence of captain Brown, R.N. It is As day and night contending were, until

founded on four clumps of piles, 258 feet disNature reclaimed her order.

Id. tant, driven nearly ten feet into the rock, and BRIGHTHELMSTONE, or, as it is more rising thirteen feet above high water mark. The commonly called, BRIGHTON, a sea-port town of three first clumps contain twenty piles each, and Sussex, situated at the bottom of a bay formed the fourth, or outer clump, which is in the form by Beachy Head and Worthing Point, in the of a T, contains 150 perpendicular and diagonal English channel. Though a place of some anti- piles, strongly braced together; the cross part of quity, it was inhabited until very recently by only which is paved with about 200 tons of Purbeck a few families of fishermen. It has now, how- stones, and, beneath, are galleries and flights of ever, increased into one of the most fashionable steps, for the convenience of landing and emsea-bathing places in the kingdom. It is seated barkation. The pier, which is 1154 feet long and on a gently declining eminence, at whose base thirteen wide, with a neat cast-iron railing on spreads a lawn called the Steine, now surrounded each side, is supported by eight chains, each conwith many new streets and elegant buildings, taining 117 links ten feet long, six and a quarter the chief of which are lodging-houses. The in circumference, and weighing 112 lbs. which is Steine and Marine Parade are much frequented made fast to the cliff on shore. The chains, four by fashionable visitants; the promenade com- in number, pass from the cliff, over towers of mencing after the heat of the day, and continuing cast iron (one on each clump of piles), with a until dark, a choice band of music generally play. dip of eighteen feet, secured at the outer clump ing all he while. His Majesty has a palace of piles, and from which are suspended 362 rods here called the Marine Pavilion, fitted up with connected by an iron bar, on which the platforms great magnificence and characteristic taste. It rest. The length of the esplanade from the 13 situate on the north-west of the Steine, and Steine to the commencement of the pier is 1250 was erected in 1784, with a handsome sea-front feet, along which the carriages pass. Brighton



is scarcely observable at sea, and ir. several bom- Provence, department of the Var, celebrated for bardments the balls have gone over it without the excellent prunes raised in the neighbourhood, doing any damage. Since the peace it has been and so called from this town. It lies in an considerably benefitted by travellers to France, agreeable valley between the mountains which embarking hence, by the steam-packets, to give rise to the Calamie. It was formerly noted Dieppe, and through Rouen to Paris. The only for its numerous religious houses. Twenty miles manufacture is the making of nets for the use of north of Toulon, and thirty-three east of Aix. the fishery, which employs about 100 boats. The B RIHUEGA, a fortified town of New Casmackarel season commences in April, and the tile, founded by Alonzo, king of Leon, in the herring-fishery in October. The principal year 1071. It was formerly a place of great market is on Thursday, but it is open every day strength, and has still an old castle. Its staple except Sunday, and is well and reasonably sup- manufacture is fine cloth, and its principal trade plied with provisions. The South Down mutton is in wool. Here general Stanhope, with eight is particularly admired. The downs around squadrons and eight battalions of the English afford the invalid delightful rides, and a pleasing army, were taken prisoners by the duke of Venlandscape. The race-ground is also admired; dome in 1710, after they had separated themthe race-week, which is the last in July, is es- selves from count Staremberg. It is seated on teemed the fullest part of the season. Near to the river Tajuna, forty miles north-east of Brighton, on the road to Rottingdean, is Kemp Madrid. Town, a modern erection, which derives its BRIL (Matthew), a native of Antwerp, and a name from its founder, T. R. Kemp, Esq. and good painter, born in 1550, and educated at which for magnificence, extent, and the rapidity Rome. He was eminent for his performances in with which it has been erected, is one of the history and landscape, in the galleries of the most splendid wonders of the age. Brighton is Vatican; where he was employed by pope Grefifty-two miles south of London.

gory XIII. He died in 1584, aged only thirtyBRIGITTINS, or BRIDGETINS, a religious four. order, denominated from their founder St. BRIL (Paul), was born in 1554 ; followed his Bridget. The Brigittins are sometimes also brother Matthew to Rome; painted several called the Order of Our Saviour; it being pre- things in conjunction with him; and after his tended that Christ himself dictated their rules decease, raised his own fame by his landscapes, and constitutions to St. Bridget. In the main, owing to his having studied the manner of Annithe rule is that of St. Augustine ; only with addi- bal Caracci, and copied some of Titian's works tions, pretended to have been revealed by Christ. of the same kind. He was much in favor with The first monastery of the Brigittin order was pope Sixtus V. and painted for his successor erected by the foundress, A. Ď. 1344, in the Clement VIII. the famous piece about sixtydiocese of Lincopen ; on the model of which all eight feet long, wherein St. Clement is reprethe rest were formed. The constitution of these sented cast into the sea with an anchor about his houses is very singular; though the order was neck. He died at Rome in 1526, aged seventyprincipally intended for nuns, who were to pay two. a special homage to the Holy Virgin, there are BRIL'LIANCY, ) Fr. brillant ; Ital. also many friars of it, to minister to them spiri- BRIL'LIANT, n. & adj. brillante; Teut. and tual assistance. The number of nuns is fixed at Bril'LIANTLY. Dan. brille; a magnifysixty in each monastery, and that of friars to ing glass; supposed to be from beryl, which thirteen, answerable to the number of apostles, anciently was greatly esteemed and used in sorof whom St. Paul made the thirteenth ; besides cery. A fine diamond. Shining; sparkling; which there are four deacons to represent the resplendent. four doctors of the church, St. Ambrose, St. Au So have I seen in larder dark gustine, St. Gregory, and St. Jerome; and eight Of veal a lucid loin, lay brothers; making, together with the nuns, Replete with many a brilliant spark, the number of the seventy-two disciples. The As wise philosophers remark, order being instituted in honor of the Virgin, the

At once both stink and shine.

Dorset. direction is committed to an abbess, who is

In deference to his virtues, I forbear superior both of the nuns and of the friars. Each

To shew you what the rest in orders were ;

This brilliant is so spotless and so bright, house consists of two convents or monasteries, He needs not foil, but shines by his own proper light. separately enclosed, but having one church in

Dryden. common; the nuns being placed above, and the When the ornaments, applied to a style, are too friars on the ground. The Brigittins profess rich and gaudy in proportion to the subject; when great mortification, poverty, and self-denial, as they return upon us too fast, and strike us either with well as devotion; and they are not to possess any a dazzling lustre or a false brilliancy; this forins what thing they can call their own; nor even to touch is called a florid style, a term commonly used to sig. money on any account. This order spread much nify the excess of ornament.

Blair's Loctures. through Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, &c.

Beneath the glittering morn In England we read of but one monastery of

An Iris sits, amidst the infernal surge, Brigittins, built by Henry V. in 1415, opposite

Like Hope upon a death-bed, and, unworn to Richmond, now called Sion House; the an

Its steady dyes, while all around is torn

By the distracted waters, bears serene cient inhabitants of which, after the dissolution,

Its brilliant hues with all their beams unshorn ; settled at Lisbon. The revenues were reckoned

Resembling, 'mid the torture of the scene, at £1495 per annum.

Love watching Madness with unalterable mien. BRIGNOLLES, a town of France, in Lower

Byron, Childe Harold

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