from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of lily.
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All the girls here are pink and white, and I am tired to death of their eternal lilie and roses.
The F. pistie contradicts itself palpably in several instances — and the author, lilie many before him, quotes from another language with - out understanding our own poor mother-tongue; for instance, I am called in page 10 of the Epis - tle, "a hacker of hoofs;" and j-et, in page 13,
A letter, addressed to ... the Prince Regent in vindication of the system of shoeing the foot of the horse as practiced at the Veterinary College ... with remarks on ... "Epistle to Professor Coleman, Esq."
Suth vex themfelves, and eafe not others waliSf liiit ve ahLe enjoy a lilie commands xxxvtit.
There are alio many dreary waftes, and deep woods, terr. iinaicd only by great rivers, or the ocean; but thcfe I would leave to the prcfent in - habitants, the honcft Ofteaks, and Tongufes, and others lilie them ■, where, free from ambition and avarice, theyfpcnd their lives in peace and tranquillity.
18 I wil send thee ayde, my seruantes I saie, and Ieremie, at whose counsel I haue sanctified, and prepared for thee tweleue trees loden with diuerse fruites, 19 and as manie fountaines flowing milke and honie: and seuen huge mountaines, hauing the rose and the lilie, in the which I wil fil thy children with ioy.
Tho alternate alliteration of the second lilie, in this instance!, seems an improve* iSaent Upon the art, to the whole merit of VBE HOI/LUX).
THe "defert and the land without paflage shal be glad, & e the wilderncs shal reioyce, and shal ftorish as the lilie.