from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc See burdenous, etc.
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Andrea answered, that he had no such friends there, as should be so burthenous to her: but seeing she urged him so farre, he would stay to sup with her, and referred himselfe solely to her disposition.
_Poliphilus_, if these heauie and burthenous weights of amarous conceits do oppresse thee; the sweetenes of the fruite doth allure thee thereunto: and if the peremptorie dangers strike thee into a terror, the hope of the supportation and helpe of so faire a Nymph will animate thee to be resolute.
To cut off theirs, as burthenous, did all the rest counsel.
910: (His burthenous taxations notwithstanding) 911: But by the robbing of the banish'd Duke.
And in this respect St. John saith, that God's commandments are not burthenous (1