from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To daunt; intimidate; subdue.
- To dare; seek to daunt.
- To break in or tame (a horse).
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To daunton me, &c. He hirples twa fauld as he dow,
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When he found that he could not daunton me, he laughed again.
Bonny, bairnly braws; it's for the like o 'them folk sells the peace of God that passeth understanding; it's for the like o' them, an 'maybe no even sae muckle worth, folk daunton God to His face and burn in muckle hell; and it's for that reason the Scripture ca's them, as I read the passage, the accursed thing.
[The Jacobite strain of "To daunton me," must have been in the mind of the poet when he wrote this pithy lyric for the Museum.]
"I'm not my own master," he said – "a woman's enough to daunton me that once never knew what difficulty was.