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- v. To attemper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tempered; proportioned; properly adapted.
- transitive v. To attemper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To attemper; regulate.
- In brewing and distilling, to regulate the temperature of, as the wort.
- Tempered; proportioned; suited.
- Moderate; equable; mild: applied to climate.
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Modestus is as much to say as attemperate which is one of the cardinal virtues, and two extremities go round about every virtue, and the virtue abideth in the midst.
Thus the blessed George was high in despising low things, and therefore he had verdure in himself, he was attemperate by discretion, and therefore he had wine of gladness, and within he was plane of humility, and thereby put he forth wheat of good works.
And therefore Modestus was attemperate by means of virtues that were in him.
Then Alban, having pity on them, sorrowed by great affection for them and said: Lord, that madest man's body of earth, and his soul unto thy likeness, suffer not these creatures to perish for any cause committed in me, and blessed Lord make the air attemperate and send them water to refresh them.