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- n. Plural form of delation.
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And as the abominable system of _delations_ made every chance expression penal, and found treason to the present in all praise of the past, the only resource open to men of letters was to suppress every expression of feeling, and, by silent brooding, to keep passion at white heat, so that when it speaks at last it speaks with the concentrated intensity of a Juvenal or a
He thought that secret enemies were in the habit of forwarding delations against him to Rome.
Let none, except the authors themselves, be apprehensive of _delations_, which, as a subject, I have always condemned, and, as a prince, will severely punish.
III. iii.123 (435,4) They are close delations working from the heart,/
The old copies uniformly give, _close dilations_, except that the earlier quarto has _close denotements_; which was the author's first expression, afterwards changed by him, not to _cold dilations_, for _cold_ is read in no ancient copy; nor, I believe, to _close dilations_, but to _close delations_; to _occult_ and _secret accusations, working_ involuntarily
Let none, except the authors themselves, be apprehensive of delations, 37 which, as a subject, I have always condemned, and, as a prince, will severely punish.
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