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months of its being void; in which case the city, surrounded with a strong wall, and tlanked benefice is said to be in lapse, or lapsed, and the with towers. The castle is a ruin situated on the right of presentation devolved to the ordinary. summit of a hill behind the town. It is celeIf the ordinary neglect to present, during the brated for its manufacture of fire-arms and same time, the right of presentation accrues to cotton cloth. Population 12,000. Long. 42° the metropolitad, and to the king by neglect 30' E., lat. 27° 30' N. of the metropolitan. This right of lapse was LARA, or LARANDA, in fabulous history, one first established in the reign of Henry II., of the Naiades, daughter of the river Almon in when the bishops first began to exercise uni- Latium, famed for her beauty and loquacity. versally the right of institution to churches : She revealed to Juno the amours of Jupiter with and therefore, when there is no right of institu- Juturna, for which he cut out her tongue, and tion, there is no right of lapse; so that no dona- ordered Mercury to conduct her to Tartarus. tive can lapse to the ordinary, unless it has been But Mercury falling in love with her by the way, augmented by the king's bounty; but no right of she became the mother of twins, who were afterlapse can accrue, when the original presentation wards worshipped by the Romans, under the is in the crown. In case the benefice becomes name of Lares. Ovid. Fast. void by death or cession, through plurality of LARARIUM was a chapel which the Romans benefices, the patron is bound to take notice of frequently had in their houses for the household the vacancy ai his own peril : but in case of a gods, called lares. Spartian says, that Alexanvacancy by resignation or canonical deprivation, der the son of Mammea kept in his lararium the or if a clerk presented be refused for insufficiency, figure of our Saviour, together with his other these being matters of which the bishop alone is idols. presumed to be cognizant, here the law requires LAR'BOARD, Fr. babord ; in all the Goth. him to give notice thereof to the patron, other- dialects bak bourd. A name given by seamen to wise he can take no advantage by way of lapse; the left side of a ship, when looking forward from neither shall any lapse accrue thereby to the me- the stern, wherein the right and left are appatropolitan or the king. If the bishop refuse or rently determined by the analogy of a ship's neglect to examine and admit the patron's clerk position, on the water, to that of a fish.–Falwithout good reason assigned, or notice given, coner. Opposed to the starboard. he shall have no title to present by lapse: and if Or when Ulysses on the larboard shunned the right of presentation be litigious or contested, Charybdis, and by the other whirlpool steered. and an action be brought against the bishop to

Milton. try the title, no lapse shall occur till the question

Tack to the larboard, and stand off to sea, of right be decided. If the bishop be both patron

Veer starboard sea and land.

Dryden. and ordinary, he shall not have double time al- Suppose the ships were in the order of sailing with lowed him to collate in: and if the bishop doth the wind on their larboard side, then the starboard or

Falconer. pot collate his own clerk immediately to the lee line of the order is to heave to.

LAR'CENY, n. s. Fr. larcin; Lat. latrociliving, and the patron presents, though after the six months are lapsed, yet the presentation is nium. Theft. See below. good, and the bishop is bound to institute the chastise murder and petty larceny with the same

Those laws would be very unjust, that should patron's clerk. If the bishop suffer the


Spectator. tation to lapse to the metropolitan, the patron

LARCENY, or SIMPLE LARCENY, when it is also has the same advantage if he present before the stealing of goods above the value of 1s. is the archbishop has filled up the benefice : yet the called grand larceny; when of goods to that ordinary cannot, after lapse to the metropolitan, collate his own clerk to the prejudice of the arch' value, or under, is petit larceny: offences which

are considerably distinguished in their punishbishop. But if the presentation lapses to the king, the patron shall never recover his right, till ment, but not otherwise. See Theft. the king has satisfied his turn by presentation; is such as has all the properties of the former

LARCENY, MIXED, or COMPOUND LARCENY, for nullum tempus occurrit regi.

(see Theft); but is accompanied with either one LAPWING, in ornithology. See Tringa. LAQUEARIUS, a kind of athleta among the

or both of the aggravations of taking from one's ancients, who in one hand held a laqueus, i.e. a

house or person. See Law.
LARCH, n. s.

Lat. larir. A tree. sort of snare, wherewith to embarrass and entan

Some botanical criticks tell us, the poets have not gle his antagonist, and in the other a poniard to rightly followed the traditions of antiquity, in metastab him.

morphosing the sisters of Phaeton into poplars, who LAQUEUS, in surgery, a ligature so contrived, ought to have been turned into larch trees; for that that, when stretched by any weight, it draws up it is this kind of tree which sheds a gum, and is close. Its use is to extend broken or disjointed commonly found on the banks of the Po. bones, to keep them in their places while they

Addison on Italy. are set, and to bind the parts closely together. LARCHER (Peter Henry), a modern French

LAR, the capital of Laristan, a province of classical scholar, was born at Dijon, October Persia, once a most magnificent city, but now in 12th 1726. Related to Bossuet, it was the inruins, stands in an extensive plain of palm-trees. tention of his father to bring him up to the maThere are still found some fine public buildings, gistracy. But he was attached too ardently to however, and the houses are said to be com- the belles lettres, and became an intense student modious and well furnished : the bazaar is the of Greek. He gave the public as his first transnoblest structure of the kind in Persia. The lation the Electra of Euripides; then from the khan resides in a mansion in the middle of the English Martinus Scriblerus, and Sir John


Pringle's Observations on the Diseases of the Swearing by heaven; the poets think this nothing,
Army. This was followed by a translation of their plays are so much larded with it.
the Greek romance of Chereas and Callirhoe.

Collier's View of the Stege. In 1767 he published remarks, under the title of LARDNER (Nathaniel), an eminent English a Supplement, on Voltaire's Philosophy of His- dissenting divine, born at Hawkhurst in Kent, tory; to which the latter replied in his Defense June 6th 1684. After a grammatical education, de mon Oncle. Larcher rejoined in a Reponse he was sent first to a dissenting academy in à la Defense de mon Oncle. He now undertook London, under the care of the Rev. Dr. Joshua his celebrated translation of Herodotus ; and in Oldfield; and thence, in his sixteenth year, to 1774 published a Memoire sur Venus, to which prosecute his studies at Utrecht, under the celethe Academy of Inscriptions awarded their prize. brated professors D'Uries, Grævius, and BurHe followed with a translation of Xenophon, man. Here he remained above three years, and which led to his being elected into the academy. then removed for a short space to Leyden. Ir. During the revolution he lived very privately, 1703 he returned to England, continuing at his and was subsequently decreed a sum of 3000 father's house to prepare himself by close and livres, and received into the Institute. He was diligent study for the sacred profession which he also appointed professor of Greek in the Im- had in view. In 1709 he first entered the pulpit, perial university, but was too aged for service. and a few years after was received into lady Larcher died December 22d, 1812, universally Treby's family, as domestic chaplain and tutor regretted and esteemed. In 1814 his library to her son. He continued in this situation till was sold by auction.

her ladyship's death in 1721. This event threw LARD, n. s. & v.a. I French, lard, larder; him into circumstances of some perplexity,

LAR'DER, n. s. i Span. and Ital. lardo; having preached to several congregations during Lat. lardum, ' vel laridum ; qu. large aridum ??- his residence with lady Treby, without the apAinsworth. Bacon; the fai of bacon; grease, probation or choice of any one congregation; a or fat generally: to lard is to fatten; make like circumstance which Dr. Kippis considers rebacon; hence, metaphorically, to flatter; bedaub proachful to the Dissenters. Mr. Lardner, it with praise; mix with something else by way of seems, was very deficient in elocution and dereal or pretended improvement. A larder is an livery. He was engaged, however, with some apartment where bacon or other meat is cured of his dissenting brethren in preaching a Tuesday or salted; hence, where meat or victuals are kept. evening lecture at the Old Jewry. In February

This similitude is not borrowed of the larder house, 1727 he published, in two volumes 8vo., the first but out of the school house.


part of The Credibility of the Gospel History, Now Falstaff sweats to death,

or the Facts occasionally mentioned in the New And lards the lean earth as he walks along.

Testament confirmed by passages of ancient

Shakspeare. authors, who were contemporary with our Sa-
Brave soldier, doth he lie

viour or his apostles, or lived near their time. Larding the plain ?

Id. Henry V. An appendix was subjoined, relating to the time
An exact command,

of Herod's death. “It is scarcely necessary to Larded with many several sorts of reasons. say,' observes Dr. Kippis, “how well his work was


received by the learned world. Not only was it Flesh is ill kept in a room that is not cool ; whereas highly approved by the Protestant Dissenters, in a cool and wet larder it will keep longer. Bacon. with whom the author was more immediately So may thy pastures with their flowery feasts,

connected, but by the clergy in general of the As suddenly as lard, fat thy lean beasts. Donne.

established church; and its reputation gradually A certain monk saw some souls roasted upon spits extended into foreign countries. These two, with like pigs, and some devils basting them with scalding the subsequent fifteen, volumes octavo, and the lard ; but a while after they were carried to a cool four thin quartos, entitled Jewish and Heathen place, and so proved purgatory. Bp. Taylor.

Testimonies, occupied him, with the interruption Who, forsooth, is the brave spark, the complete gentleman, the man of conversation and address, but arising from some smaller productions, during

the he that hath the skill and confidence to lard every

space of forty-three years. The Supplement sentence with an oath or a curse?


to the Credibility was published separately, under The sacrifice they sped;

the title of the History of the Gospels and EpisChopped off their nervous thighs, and next prepared tles. But applauded as Dr. Lardner's works To' involve the lean in cauls, and mend with lard. were, he received little recompense for them.

Dryden. Some of the latter volumes of the Credibility The larded thighs on loaded allars laid. Id.

were published at a loss; and at last he sold the He lards with flourishes his long harangue, copyright and all the remaining copies to the 'Tis fine, sayest thou.

id. booksellers, for the trifling sum of £150. He So have I seen in larder dark,

just lived to see the last volume, the fourth of Of veal a lucid loin.


the Testimonies, published. This was in 1767. No man lards salt pork with orange peel, He was seized with a decline in the summer folOr garnishes his lamb with spitch-cockt eel.


lowing; and was carried off in a few days at

Hawkhurst, the place of his nativity, where he Morose, perverse in humour, diffident

had a small paternal estate, in the eighty-fifth The more he still abounds, the less content:

year of his age. His larder and his kitchen too observes,

LARENTINALIA, in antiquity, a feast held And now, lest he should want hereafter, starves. among the Romans on the 23rd day of Decen

Id. ber, but ordered by Augustus to be observed twice

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a year; by some supposed to have been in honor tinued there also, and proceeded to pay them of the Lares, but by others, with more probabi- divine honors. To this it may be added, that, lity, in honor of Acca Laurentia; and to have the custom being afterwards introduced of burybeen the same with the Laurentalia.

ing in the highways, they might hence take. ocLARES, among the ancients, derived by Apu- casion to regard them as gods of the highways. leius, in his tract De Deo Socratis, from lar, The victim offered to the Lares in the public familiaris ; a kind of domestic genii, or divini- sacrifices was a bog; in private, they offered ties, worshipped in houses, and esteemed the them wine, incense, a crown of wool, and a little guardians and protectors of families. The Lares of what was left at the table. They also crowned were distinguished from the Penates; as the them with flowers, particularly the violet, myrtle, former were supposed to preside over house- and rosemary. Their symbol was a dog, which keeping, the servants in families, and domestic was usually represented by their side, on account affairs; and the latter were the protectors of the of its fidelity and the service it does to man in masters of families, their wives and children. watching his house. They were sometimes also Accordingly the Lares were dressed in short represented as clothed in a dog's skin. The succinct habits, to show their readiness to serve; term Lares, according to Bryant, was formed and they held a sort of cornucopia in their hands, from laren, an ancient word by which the ark as a signal of hospitality. According to Ovid, was represented: and he supposes that the Lares there were generally iwo of them, who were and Manes were the same domestic deities under sometimes represented with a dog at their feet. different names; and that by these terms the Plutarch distinguishes good and evil Lares, as Hetrurians and Latins denoted the dii arkitæ, be had before done good and evil Genii. There who were no other than their arkite ancestors, were also some public, and some private Lares. or the persons preserved in the laren or ark; Apuleius tells us the domestic Lares were no the genius of which was Isis, the reputed parent more than the souls of departed persons, who of the world. He observes farther, that they are had lived well, and discharged the duties of described as dæmons and genii, who once lived their station; whereas, those who had done on earth, and were gifted with immortality. Arotherwise were vagabonds, wandering about, nobius styles them Lares quosdam genios et called Larvæ and Lemures. The Lares were functoruni animas; and he says, that, according also called Penates, and were worshipped under to Varro, they were the children of Mania. the figures of little marmousets, or images of Huetius adds, that Mania had also the name of wax, silver, or earthen ware. The public Lares Laranda; and she is styled the mother of the were also called Compitales, from compitum, a dæmons. By some she is called Lara, and was cross way; and Viales, from via, a way or pub- supposed to preside over families; and children lic road; as being placed at the meeting of were otfered at her altar in order to procure her roads and in the high ways, and esteemed the favor. In lieu of these they in after times ofpatrons and protectors of travellers. The pri- fered the heads of poppies and pods of garlic. vate Lares took care of particular houses and LARGE, adj. & adv. Fr. large; Lat. larfamilies : these they also called Præstites, from LARGELY, adv. gus. Wide, or broad; præsto:

LARGE'N ESS, n. s. big; bulky; extenQuod præstant oculis omnia tuta suis. Ovid. Fast. sive; copious; abundant: hence liberal; diffu

sive; comprehensive : at large, free, or without They gave the name Urbani, i.e. Lares of Cities, restraint; also diffusely, to the full extent. to those who had cities under their care; and

Let them dwell in the land, and trade therein ; Hostilii to those who were to keep their ene- for it is large enough for them. Gen. xxxiv. 21. mies off. There were also Lares of the country, Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and called Rurales, as appears by several antique large.

Ezekiel. inscriptions. The Lares were also genial gods, They which would file away most from the largeness supposed to take care of children from their of that offer, do in most sparing terms acknowledge

Hooker. birth. The ancients differ extremely about the little less. origin of the Lares. Varro and Macrobius

say For I am ignorant, and cannot guess. Shakspeare.

Discover more at large what cause that was, that they were the children of Mania; Ovid makes them the issue of Mercury and the Naiad

The ample proposition that hope makes,

In all designs begun on earth below, Lara or Laranda ; Apuleius assures us they were Falls in the promised largeness.

Id. the posterity of the Lemures; Nigridus, according Plant forit trees in large borders, and set therein to Arnobius, made them sometimes the guardians fine flowers, but thin and sparingly, lest they deand protectors of houses, and sometimes the ceive the trees. same with the Curetes of Samothracia, whom the If you divide a cane into two, and one speak at Greeks called Idæi dactyli. Nor was Varro the one end, and you lay your ear at the other it will more consistent in his opinion of these gods: carry the voice further than in the air at large. Id. sometimes making them the manes of heroes,

Their former large peopling was an effect of the and soinetimes gods of the air. Titus Tatius,

Carew's Survey. countries impoverishing.

There he conquered a thousand miles wide and king of the Sabines, was the first who built á


Abbot's Description of the World. temple to the Lares. The chimney and fireplace in the house were particularly consecrated ward my people's good and just contentment.

Knowing best the largeness of my own heart toto them. Tertullian tells us the custom of wor

King Charles. shipping the Lares arose from this, that they Skippon gave a large testimony under his hand, anciently interred their dead in their houses ; that they had carried themselves with great civility. -vhence the credulous imagined their souls con



They their fill of love, and love's disport, advancing with a large wind, so as that the Took largely; of their mutual guilt the seal. sheets are slackened and flowing, and the bow

Milton. lines entirely disused. This phrase is generally Thus incorporeal spirits to smallest forms

opposed to sailing close-bauled. Reduced their shapes immense ; and were at large, LARGESS, n. S. 1 Fr. largesse ; Lat. largiThough without number still.

Milton. Man as far transcends the beasts in largeness of

LARGIT'ION, n. s. ) tas, •à largiendo, giving desire as dignity of nature and employment.

liberally.'-Minsheu. A gift or present. Still reGlanville's Apology.

tained as a call or cry for bounty by heralds and Shall grief contract the largeness of that heart,

harvest-men: largition is the act of giving ; but In which nor fear nor anger has a part ? Waller. we find no example of its use.

Charles II. asked me, What could be the reason, Our coffers with too great a court, that in mountainous countries the men were com- And liberal largess, are grown somewhat light. monly larger, and yet the cattle of all sorts smaller ?

Shakspeare. Temple. He assigned two thousand ducats, for a bounty to How he lives and eats:

me and my fellows: for they give great largesses How largely gives ; how splendidly he treats. where they come.

Bacon's New Atlantis. Dryden. A pardon to the captain, and a largess Nor must Bumastus his old honours lose,

Among the soldiers had appeased their fury. In length and largeness like the dugs of cows. Id.

Denham. Great Theron, large in limbs, of giant height. Id. Irus's condition will not admit of largesses. If the lorgeness of a man's heart carry him beyond

Addison. prudence, we may reckon it illustrious weakness. When the Portuguese suffered under the retreat

L'Estrange. of the French, every arm was stretched out, every Warwick, Leicester, and Buckingham, bear a hand was opened,-from the rich man's largess to the large-boned sheep of the best shape and deepest sta- widow's mite, all was bestowed to enable them to reple.

Mortimer. build their villages and replenish their granaries. The children are bred up in their father's way; or

Byron. so plentifully provided for, that they are left at large.

LARGILLIERE (Nicholas de), a French

Your zeal becomes importunate ;

painter, born at Paris, in 1656. He lived for I've hitherto permitted it to rave

some years in England, and was employed by And talk at large ; but learn to keep it in,

Charles II. Louis XIV. also patronised him, Lest it should take more freedom than I'll give it. and he became director of the French academy.

Addison. His best work is a picture of the crucifixion. He There will be occasion for largeness of mind and also painted portraits admirably. He died in agreeableness of temper. Collier on Friendship: 1746, aged ninety.

I might be very large upon the importance and ad. LARGITIO, in Roman antiquity, was a disvantages of education, and say a great many things tribution of corn, provisions, clothes, money, &c., which have been said before.

to the people. Gracchus, when tribune, to make

Felton on the Classics. Supposing that the multitude and largeness of rivers Roman citizens with corn at a very low rate, out

himself popular, passed a law for supplying the ought to continue as great as now; we can easily of the public granaries. Claudius, another triprove, that the extent of the ocean could be no less.


bune, with the same view to popular applause, The second natural division of power is of such procured it to be distributed gratis

. Cato, to men who have acquired large possessions, and conse

win the common people from Cæsar, persuaded quently dependencies; or descend from ancestors the senate to do the same, and 300,000 citizens who have left them great inheritances. Swift. shared in the distribution. Cæsar, after bis tri

Those, who in warmer climes complain umph, extended his bounty to 150,000, giving From Phæbus' rays they suffer pain,

them each a mina. The Roman emperors enthat pain is largely paid

larged still further the list of those who were to By generous wines beneath the shade. Id.

partake of their distributions. Largitio is freIt does not belong to this place to have that point quently taken to signify a masked bribery; debated at large.

whereby candidates purchased votes, when they Vernal suns and showers Diffuse their warmest, largest influence. Thomson.

stood for places of honor or trust in the state. If you listen to the complaints of a forsaken lover, The distribution of money was called congiyou observe that he insists largely on the pleasures arium, and the distributors divisores and sewhich he enjoyed or hoped to enjoy.


Burke on the Sublime. LARGS, a village on the west coast of ScotThat large black prophet eye seemed to dilate land, opposite the island of Bute; rendered meAnd follow far the disappearing sun,

morable by the defeat of the Norwegians in thei: As if their last day of a happy date

last invasion of that country. This invasion was With his broad, bright, and dropping orb were

made in the year 1263, with a fleet of 160 sail, and gone.


an army of 20,000, men, commanded by Haquin LARGE is also a sea term applied to the wind, king of Norway, whose ravages on the coast of when it crosses the line of a ship’s course in a Ayr, Bute, and Arran, reaching the Scottish favorable direction, particularly on the beam or court, an army was immediately assembled by quarter. Thus, if a ship steer west, then the Alexander III., and a bloody engagement ensued wind in any point of the compass to the east- at this village, when 16,000 of the invaders were ward of the south or north may be called large, slain in the battle and flight, with 5000 Scots. unless when it is directly east, and then it is Haquin escaped to the Orkneys, where he soon said to be right aft. Sailing large is, therefore, after died of grief. The entrenchments of the


Must own,


Norwegian camp may still be traced along the It was the lark the herald of the morn coast of this place. The Scottish commanders

Shakspeare. who fell in battle were buried in a rising field Look up a height, the shrill-gorged lark so far near the village ; three or four persons were in

Cannot be seen or heard.

Id. King Lear. terred in one grave, on each side of which was The' example of the heavenly lark, a large stone; a third was placed across the grave, Thy fellow-poet, Cowley, mark. Cowley. supported at the extremities by the side stones, Mark how the lark and linnet sing; and in this rude manner the warriors lay en

With rival notes tombed.

They strain their warbling throats, LARICAJA, a province of Peru, north of La

To welcome in the spring. Dryden. Paz, celebrated for its gold mines of which few The sprightly lark's shrill matin wakes the morn. are worked. It is 240 miles from east to west,

Young and seventy-five from north to South; very But pleasure

, lark-i ke nests upon the ground. d.

Pride, like an eagle, builds among the stars ; mountainous, but of temperate climate and capable of great improvement.

The cheerful man hears the lark in the morning; LARISSA, an ancient, rich, and celebrated

the pensive man hears the nightingale in the evening.

Johnson. town of Greece, in which there was a famous

He who sits from day to day temple of Jupiter. Adjoining to it was a plain Where the prisoned lark is hung, of very great fertility, called by Horace (Carm. Heedless of his loudest lay, lib. 1, Od. vii. 11.) Larissæ campus opimæ, and Hardly knows that he has sung. Couper. by Strabo, Campus Pelasgiotis, from the Pelasgi Rise, sons of harmony, and hail the morn, who inhabited it. This town continues to be While warbling larks on russet pinions float, called by the same name. It is a mean ill-built Or seek at noon the woodland scene remote, place, inhabited by a mixed race of Greeks, Where the grey linnets carol from the hill. Beattie. Turks, and Jews, to the amount of 20,000. It

"Tis the morn, but dim and dark. contains, however, several handsome mosques,

Whither flies the silent lark?

Byron. and is the residence of a pacha, and of an arch

Lark, in ornithology. See ALAUDA. The bishop of the Greek church. It stands on the lark is not only a very agreeable bird for the cage, Peneus, now called the Salembria, over which but will live upon almost any food, if it have there is a bridge that connects the suburb with once a week a fresh tuft of three-leaved grass. the town. The situation is pleasant, but un- The proper method of keeping them in health is healthy, owing to the neighbouring marshes. It this: there must be two pans of food, the one is the capital of Thessaly. Seventy-five miles containing meat, the other oatmeal and hempsouth by west of Salonica.

seed. A very good food is the following: boil LARISSAN, one of the poorest and least an egg very hard, to which add the crumb of a productive provinces of Persia, is only rendered halfpenny loaf, and as much hempseed ; let the habitable by the periodical rains. The inhabi- egg be chopped very small, and the hempseed tants cultivate a quantity of dates, wheat, and bruised in a mortar; when these are mixed, the barley. The coast is in the possession of Arab bread is to be crumbled in among the rest, pirates who live under their own sheiks, and re- and the whole to be rolled together with a comside in small towns defended by mud forts. Lar mon rolling-pin, and kept for use. There must is the capital.

be some fine small gravel strewed at the bottom LARISSÆUS, a surname of Achilles, from of the cage, and renewed at farthest once in a his birth-place, Larissa ; as well as of Jupiter, week. This will prevent the bird's feet from from his temple there.

getting hurt by being clogged with the dung; LARISSUS, a river of the Peloponnesus, run- and his basking in this will keep him also from ning between Elis and Achaia.

growing lousy. There must be a perch in the LARIUS, in ancient geography, an extensive cage, and it must either be lined with green lake of Gallia Cisalpina, through which the baize, or made of fine matting, which the lark is Addua (now the Adda) runs, in its way to the very fond of. When the bird is first taken, some Po, above Cremona. It is by some reckoned food must be strewed upon the sand in the boteighty-eight miles, by others 100 in circumfe. tom of the cage; for it will be sometimes almost rence. Oppenheim states its length to be thirty- famished before it finds the meat in the pan. The six Italian miles, from north to south. It is now cock bird is known from the hen by the loudness called Como (see Como), and is included in the and length of his call, by his tallness as he walks department of the Lario, which is named from it. about the cage, and by his doubling his notes in LARIX, the larch tree. See Pinus.

the evening, as if he was going with his mate to LARK, n. s. Sax. laperce, ærpack, an

Both the cock and hen of this kind are early riser; Belg. leuwerk, subject to many disorders ; the principal of these LARK'LIKE, adj. Slarc; Teut. lerch; Dan. are cramp, giddiness of the head, and breeding lerke. Minsheu gives us an amusing specimen lice. Cleanliness is the best cure for the first of etymology under this word : " which," he says, and the last of these complaints; but we know

after Geropius, is derived in the Belg. leuwerk, of no cure for the other. "A good strong bird, from leaf-werk, i. e. our lives' work, because this however, will often last very well five or six years, bird flies seven sundry times every day very high, and improve all the time. and so sings hymns and songs to his Creator, in LARKS, Daring, or Doring, a method of which consists our lives' work. A species of taking larks, by means of a clap-net and a lookALAUDA, which see. A larker is an old name for ing glass. or this there must be provided four a catcher of larks.

sticks very straight and light, about the bigness of



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