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(2.) ENTEROLOGY. S c ANATOMY, ( 264-323. INTANGLER. 1. f. [from entangle.] One

* ENTEROMPHALOS. n ! (szegov and op pun....! that entangles.

An umbilical or pwal rupture. ENTE, in hera dry, a mellorul of marfalling,

* ENTERPARLANCE. *. l. Center and parmore frequent abroad thin with 115, and figniiy. !", Fr.] Parley; mutual talk; conference.ang grafted. He have, indend, one iftance of During thropterparlarce, the Scots discharged 3crte in the grand quarter of his maiefty's royal gainst the Englili, not without breach of the laws enligą, whof blazen is Brunswick and Lunenburg of the field. Huw001. impaled with ancient Saxony, enté en pointe',

* INTERPLEADER. ». I entre and peod] “ grafted in peitt."

The disculing of a point incidentally failing out, (1.) * TO INTER. 7'. e. [entrer, French.] buiure the principai caufe can take end. For exTo go or core into any place.--

ainple: two feveral pertons being found heirs to I with the multitude of

iny redeemid,

land by two leveral othcers in one county, the Shall eriter heaven, long abient. Milinn. l.ing is brought in doubt whether livery ought to ---Aking of repute and learning ertered the lits be made; and therefore, before livery be made to againft bim. Atterbury. 2. To inviate in a buio rither, they must interpliad ; that is, try between nefs, method, or society:--The rides being thus thenfsky's iho is the right her. Cal. enterer, and then inade the fashion, it would be * ENTERPRISE 1. l. feriter prile, French) An impoflib!e to hinder thein. Locke. ' 3. To intru- undertaking of bazard; an arduous attempt.duce or admit into any counsel.

Now is the time to execute 'minc enterprile's, to They of Rome are enter'd in our countes, the destruction of the enemies. Judith, ii. 5:And know how we proceed. Shakesp. When on Warwick to this enterprit. Shkep. 4. To fit down in a writing:-

* T. INTERPRISE, V. a. (from the noun.] 1. Mr Phaus, have you enter'd the action? To undertake; to attempt ; to etiay.-It is esteed

Shakesp. Nor Hall I to thn erork thou enterprise ( 2.) * T. ENT&. 9. 11. 1. To come in ; to Re wanting, but aiford thee equal aid. Millor. go in.-Be net Bothful to go and t) enter to por

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The bisofó must be entirpris'ut this night: Other creature herr,

10 ml surprise the court in its delight. Dryd. Beaf, bird, infect, or worm, durit enler 110nn. 2. "To recrise; to cr.tertain. Obfolete.

Miltin. In guodiyatments, that her well became, 2. To penetrate 'mentally; to ruke intellectual Fair marching forth in honourable wife, entrance-Ile is particularly pleased with Livy Ilim at the threhold met, and will did entire for his manner of telling a story, and with Saluit prike.

Speriser. for his entering into ciernal principles of action. * ENTERPRISIR. 1. £. from enterprise.] A Addion. 3. To engage in — The Princh king man of enterprite; one who undertales great hath often entered on several expenfire projects, on things: one who engages bimtelf in important Purpose to difupate wealth. Hellion. 4. To bi and dance in us delig.s.- They commonly proved nitiated in.- As foon as they once entered into a great entus priloys trith happy fuccefs. Hirgaard. tafte of pleafure, politenets, and moniticence, * TO ENTERTAIN. 7. 6. (troon entretenir, Fr.] they fell into a thousand volences, confpiracies, 1. To converte with; totalk rith. - His head was and divisions. Addison.

10 wel hered a 17 gizine, that rothing could be * ENTERDEAL. n... Ceriter and dial] RC-, proposed which he was not readily furnished to ciprocal transactions. Obsolete.--

cutertain any one in. Locke. 2. To treat at the For he is practis'd well in policy,'

table.-You thall find an apartment fiited up for Ad thereto doth his couting most apply; you, and shall be every day entertained with beet To learn the interdeal of princes ftrange, or muiton of my own fcedirg. 'Addife's Spett. To mark til'intent of counsels, and the change 3. To receive houpitably --De not forgetrul io enOf fate

Habberd's Tale. tertuin trongers; for thereby tome have entertuin INTERITIS, inflammation of the intestines. ei ange's unawares. Hib.xiii. 2. 4. To keep in Sie MEDICINE, India,

i one's fervice, -llow many men would you require * T. INTERLACE. 2. a. [esitre?offir, Fr.] to the furning of this which you have taken in To jiterinix; to interpretve.--I liis laciy walked hand? And how long space would you have them outrighi, 'till the maht lee parenter into a fine entertained. Spenser.--you, iir, I interinin for one of close arbor: it waś irdus, hoe branches 10 lo. my rendre; ons I do not like the fillion of vingly triterleed one another, that it could retiit your garments. S46. 5. To rekrve in the mind. the fronseft violence of the fiyit. Sidney,

---This puruofe God can entertuin towards us. * ENTEROCELE, 1. . [artrauki Lat.) A Deens of Tiry. 6. Topleale; to amuse; to divert. rupture from the bowels pruiting through or dila. -- They were capable of entertaining themselves ting the peritoneum, to as to fill down into the otra thioutod fubje&ts, without running into the groin. The remety in fuch calls, is chiefiy by common topicks. Addison.--The history of the frutles and bolsters. Q:uince ---}f the intestine only Royal Society few's how well philofophy beis felen, it becomes an entercakes if the omentum coineth a nuiration : the progress of knowledge

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is as entertaining as that of arms. Filion on the is, in itself, the very heiyl.t and line of ooctry, vbiche Cluficks. 7. To admit with fatisfaction.-Reaton by kind of enibujíum, or extraordinary emotion can never permit the mind to entertain probabi-' of foul, makes it ferm to us that we beisold thote lity in opposition to knowledge and certainty. things which the poet paints. lirgiá. Juz. Pret: Loche.

(2.) ENTHUSIASM. (j 1. dif. 3.) may le far* ENTERTAINER. n. l. [trom entertain.] 1. ther defined an ecstasy of the in ind, wherely it is He that keeps others in his service --- He was, in led to think and imagine things in a tubim, fure bis nature and conftitution of mind, not very ap- priling, yet probabie manner. This is the er:thuprehenüve or forecasting of future events afar off, fialm relt in puttry, Oratory, mutic, peuting, but an entertainer of fortune by the day. Pocon's fculpture, âc. Henry VII. 2. He that treats cthers at his table. (3.) ENTHUSIASM, in a religicus fenfe, 01. - It is little the lign of a wise or good man to def. 1) implies a transport of the mind, whoreby fuffer tempera.ce to be tranfgretled, in order to it fancies ii self inspired with fime revelation, impurchase the repute of a generous entertainer. At- pulse, &c. from heaven. Wir Locke gives the rule terbury. 3. He that pleates, diverts, or amules. lowing defcription of religions enti utiaiin.

* ENTERTAINMENT. n.l. lirom entertain.) all ages, men in whom melancholy his mixed witir 1. Convertation. 2. Treatment at the table; con: devotion, or whole conceit of the!.ves i asrailid vivial pravifon.

them into an opinion of a great sariliucity witin Arrived there, the little house they fill, God, and a nearer admittance to his favour thair Ne look for entertainment where none was; is afforded to others, tiave often hattered them.

Reit is their feat, and all things at their will; felves with a perfuafion of an immediate interThe noblest mind the best contentntent bas. courle with the Deity, and frequent communi

Fuinny Pueen. cations from the Divine Spirit. Their minds be3. Hospitable reception. 4. Reception; admif. ing thus prepared, whatever groundless opinion fion. It is not ealy to imagine how it should at comes to fitile iuelt tironcly upon their fancieda first gain entertainment, but much more citficult is an illumination froin the spirit of God. And to conceive how it should be universally propa- whatsoever odd action they tind in themselves a pated. Tillction. 5. The state of being in pay astrong incrination to do, that impaile is conclufoldiers or servants.

ded to be a call or direction from heaven, and muit Have you an army ready, say you?

he obeyed. It is a common from alove, and -A most royal one.

The centurions and their they cannot err in executing it. This I take to charges distinctly billeted, a'ready in the entertain- be properly enthusiasm, which, though arising ment, and to be on foot at an hour's warning, from the conceit of a warm and overweening Stak. 6. Payment of soldiers or fervants. Now brain, works, when it once gets footing, more obsolete.-The entericinment of the general, upon powerfully on the perfuafions and actions of men, his first arrival, was but fix fillings and eight than either reaton or revelation, or both together; pence, Davies. 9. Amulement; divertion.-Be. men being molt forwardly obedient to the impulcause he that knoweth leait is fitteft to ask ques. fes they receive froin themselves.” tions, it is more reason, for the entertainment of * ENTIUSIAST. 1. j. [ svatbouw. ] 1. One who the time, that he ask me questions than that I ask vainly imagines a private revelation; one who has you. Bacon.--Pations ought to be our fervants, a vain confidence of his intercourte with God.and not our mafters; to give us fome agitation Let an entiruujifi be principled that he or his teachfor entertainment, but never to throw rexiou out er is inipired, and acted by an immediate commuof its feat. Temple. 8. Dramatick performance; nication of the Divine Spirit

, and you in vain bring the lower comedy.-A great number of dramatick the evidence of clear reaions againit his doctrine. fritertainments are not comedies, but five act farces. Lucke. 2. One of a hot imagination, or violent Gag.

pations.-Chapman feems to be of an arrogant * ENTERTISSUET). adj. (entre and tissue.] In- turn, and an enthufiaft in poetry. Pope. 3. One of terwoven' or intermixed with various colours or elevated fancy, or exalted ideas.substances.

At last divine Cecilia came,
The sword, the mace, the crown imperial, Inventrets of te vocal frame;
The entertissued robe of gold and pearl. Shok. The sweet enthujiuft from her iacred store,
T. ENTHRONE. v. n. [from throne.] 1.

Enlarg'd the former narrow bounds,
To place on a regal feat.--

And added length to folemn lounds,
On a tribunal filver'd,

With nature's mother-wit, and arts unknown beCleopatra and himfelf, in chairs of gold,

fore.

Dryden. Were publicly entbron'd.

Shaklp.

ENTHUSIASTICAL., adj. (»**81251405. 1. 2. To invest with tovereign avthority:- This pope

ENTHUSIASTICK. Š Persuaded of some was no sooner elected and enthroned, but that he communication with the Deity.--He pretended began to exercite his new rapines. Ayliffe's Parerg. not to any teraphick enthufifficul rapiures, or ini

(1) ENTHUSIASM. 1. f. (sy scino cos.] 1. À mitable unaccountable trariparts of devotion. Cavain belief of private revelation; a vain confidence lumy. 2. Vehemently hot in any caute. 3. Lle. of divi je favour or communication.-- Enthurojm vated in fancy; exhaled in ideas.-- An enthusiastics is ér ended neither on reason nor divine revelation, prophetick style, by reason of the eagerners of the but rises from the conceits of a warmed or over fancy, vath not always follow the even thread of wetning brain. Locke. 2. Heat of imagination ; discourse. Burnet. violence of paslion; confidence of opinion. 3.

(1.) * ENTHYMEME. n. f. [ s>. Ilmpcs.] An Ekvative of Iancy; exaltation of idcas -- 1019, argument confitting, only of an antecedent and

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consequential proposition ; a fyllogism where the 1. Whole ; undivided. It is not safe to divide major proposition is fuppressed, and only the mi- but to extol the entire, ftill in general. Bacon. por and consequence produced in words.-- Play. Unbroken ; complete in its parts.-An antique ing much upon the simple or luftrative argumen- model of the famous Laocoon is entire in those tation, to induce their ent bymemes unto the peo- parts where the statue is maimed. Addison. 3. ple, they take up popular conceits. Brown.- Full; complete; comprising all requisites in itseif. What is an enthymeme? quoth Cornelius : Why, -The church of Rome hath rightly confidered an enthymeme, replied Crambe, is when the major that public prayer is a duty entire in itself, a duty is indeed married to the minor, but the marriage requisite to be performed much oftener than ser. kept secret. Arb. and Pope.

mons can be made. Hooker.-An action is entire (2.) ENTHYMEME, in logic and rhetoric, (from when it is complete in all its parts, or, as Aristotle svbwpista, to think, or conceive, a compound of describes it, when it confifts of a beginning, a tv and Jupos, mind,] is the most simple and ele, middle, and an end. Spe&tator, No 267. 4. Sincere; pant of all argumentations; being what a man, hearty.--He run a course more entire with the in arguing clofely, commonly makes, without at king of Arragon, but more laboured and officious tending to the form. Thus, that verse remaining with the king of Caftile. Bacon. 5. Firm; sure ; of Ovid's tragedy, intitled Medea, contains an folid ; fixed. enthymeme ; Servare potui, perdere an poffum ro- Entire and sure the monarch's rule muft gas: “I was able to save you ; consequently to

prove, have destroyed you.” All the beauty would have Who founds her greatness on her subjects love. heen lost, had all the propofitions been expressed;

Prior. the mind is displeased with a rehearsal of what is 6. Unmingled ; unallayed. no ways necessary. Sometimes, also, the two

Wrath thall be no more propofitions of an enthymeme are both included Thenceforth, but in thy prefence joy entire. in a single propohtion, which Aristotle calls an en

Milton. thymematical fentence, and gives this instance there. 7. Honeft: firmly adherent ; faithful.--No man of: Mortal do not bear an immortal batred. The had ever a heart more entire to the king, the whole enthymeme would be, Thou art mortal; church, or his country; but he never Audied the det not, therefore, thy hatred be immortal.

easiest ways to those ends. Clarer.don.--They had * To ENTICE. v.a. [of uncertain etymology.) many persons, of whose entire affections they were To allure ; to attract ; to draw by blandishments well'afsured. Clarendon. 8. In full strength ; with or hopes to something sinful or destructive.—The vigour unabated ; with power unbroken.readiest way to entangle the mind with false doc. Then back to fight again, new breathed and trine, is first to entice the will to wanton living.

entire.

Spenser's Fairy Queen. As bam.

* ENTIRELY. adv. (from entire.] 1. In the * ENTICEMENT. n. s. (from entice.] 1. The whole; without a division.-Euphrates, running, act or practice of alluring to ill.-Suppose we that fioketh partly into the lakes of Chaldea, and falls the sacred word of God can at their hands receive not intirely into the Perfian sea. Raleigh. 2. Com. due honour, by hofe enticement the holy ordi- pletely : fullynances of the church endure every where open Here finish'd he, and all that he had made contempt. Hooker. 2. The means by which one View'd, and behold! all was entirely good. is allured to ill; blandishment, allurement.-In

Milton. all these instances we must separate intreaty and General consent entirely altered the whole frame enticements from deceit or violence. Taylor. of their government. Swift. 3. With adherence firm

* ENTICER. n. f. [from entice.] One that al- faithfully:lures to ill.

Which when his pensive lady saw from far, * ENTICINGLY. adj. [from entice.] Char- Great woe and sorrow did her soul assay; piingly; in a winning manner.-She strikes a lute As weening that the fad end of the war, well, and fings moft enticingly. Addison.

And 'gan to highest God entirely pray. Fairy C. ENTIENGIA, a fingular quadruped of Africa, * ENTIRENESS. n. if (from entire.] in the kingdom of Congo, which Mr Cruttwell tality; completeness ; fulness.- In an arch, cach frys, “ never fets its feet upon the ground, but it single stone, which if severed from the reft, would whics soon after. It keeps itself constantly upon be perhaps defenceless, is fufficiently secured by is trees. It is very finall and its skin is so beau- the folidity and entireness of the whole fabrick, of iifully spotted, that none but the king of Congo, which it is a part. 2. Honesty; integrity. the princes of the blood, and such nobles as ob- * T. ENTITLE. v. a. (from entituler, Pril tain the privilege from him, have the liberty of 1. To grace or dignify with a title or horourable wcaring it : And even the kings of Loango, Ca. appellation. 2. To give a tittle or discriminative conga, and Gey, receive that extraordinary fur appellation; as, to entitle a book.-Besides the as a considerable present, and a particular favour.” Scripture, the books which they call ecclefiaftiThis animal is not mentioned, (at least under this cal were thought not unworthy to be brought inDilme) by Linnæus, Dr Gmelin, or Mr Kerr. to publick audience, and with that name they en

* ENTIERTY. n. f. [entierte, French.) The titled the books which we term Apocrypial. whole; not barely a part.-Sometimes the attor. Hooker. 3. To superscribe, or prefix as a title. sy thrusteth into the writ the uttermoft quanti- How ready zeal for party is to entitle Christianity ; ? ; or else fetteth down an entierty, where but a to their designs, and to charge atheisin on those Miety was to be passed. Bacon.

who will not fubmit. Locke. We have been enii* ENTIRE. adj. (entier, French ; intrger, Lat.) sled, and have had our names prefixed at levgih

1. To.

to whole volumes of mean productions. Swift. 4. ENTLIBUCH, a town of Switzerland, in the To give a claim to any thing. He entitled himself canton of Lucern, the principal place of a Cail. , to the continuance of the divine protection and wick, about 27 miles long, and 18 broad. It is 12 goodness, by humiliation and prayer. Atterbury. miles W. of Lucern. 3. To grant any thing as claimed by a title. - * TO ENTOIL. v. a. (from toil.] To ensnare ; This is to entitle' God's care how and to what we to entangle ; to bring into toils or nets---He cut please. Locke.

off their land forces from their ships and entoilet (1) * ENTITY. n. f. [entitas, low Latin 1. both their navy and their camp with a greater Something which really is; a real being. power than theirs, both by sea and land. Bacon,

Dear hope ! earth's dowry and heaven's debt, T. ENTOMB. v. a. (from tomb.) To put The entity of things that are not yet:

into a tomb; to bury.- Proceshons were first bee Subtlest, but sureft being.

Crashaw. gun for the interring of holy martyrs, and the vi--Fortune is not real entity, nor physical effence, fiting of those places where they were entombedo but a mere relative fignification. Bentley. 2. A Hooker. particular species of being.-All eruptions of air, ENTOMOLOGICAL, adj. (from entomology.) though small and Night, give an entity of found, Belonging to the science of entomology. which we call crackling, puffing and spitting, ENTOMOLOGIST, n. s. (from entomology.) as in bay salt and by leaves, cast into the fire. A writer on entomology: one who describes the Bacon.

natural history of infects. (2.) ENTITY. See Ens, No 1.

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E N T O M O LOG Y.

fore be ranked as the earliest entomologist we know DEFINITION and HISTORY of the SCIENCE.

of. It is to be regretted that his works on this, 'NTOMOLOGY, n. f. [from ivropia an insect, as well as on many other subjects are loft. But a branch of ZOOLOGY, which treats exclusively cient authors, who fince ARISTOTLE and PLINY, of this class of animals.

have written upon this branch of natural history, The name of this science appears to be ex- weshall only mention here, that the great LINNÆUS tremely modern, as the word ENTOMOLOGY is may be juftly confidered as the father of ENTOMOnot to be found in Johnson's, Sheridan's, Bailey's LOGY as a distinct branch of science. Several mo. Barclay's, Ash's, Jones's, or any other English dern authors, however, contributed to pave the Dictionary that we have met with ; nor even in way for Linnæus's improvement of entomology. Chambers's Cyclopædia, improved by Dr Rees, in Among these none has greater merit than the illusits order. It is mentioned, however, in this last trious Dr SWAMMERDAM, that great inquirer into work, under the article Zoology as a part of that nature, who, by his ingenious and nice contrivances fcience. Mr Chambers and Dr Rees, indeed, seem for diffecting the minuteft infects, opened a field to think that such distinctions and sub-divisions of of investigation, and a fuod of science, formerly zoology, .as Entomology, lebt byology, Ornithology, quite unoccupied, and unknown. &c. are“ no better than those of the families of Insects being endowed with the various powers these things; and that the authors may as well set of creeping, flying, and swimming, there is scarce up separate studies (of Botany) under the names of any place, however remote and obscure, in which Bulboingy, Umbelliferolgy, and the like, as those.” they are not to be found. The great confusion But the obvious answer to this is, that, there is which appeared to the ancients to arise from their a much greater difference between an infect, and a number, made them never attempt to reduce birc, fth, or quadruped, than between a bulbous them to any sykem. Swammerdam observed, that and umbelliferous, or any other plant. And in. their metamorphoses were divided by nature into deed, if there were no other confideration, than several states or orders. Their external appearance the vast variety and almost infinite number of in- also carried with it fome mark of dittinction : fo feas, these alone would be sufficient to establish that entomologists called all those of the coleoptera the propriety of constituting ENTOMOLOGY a dif- order, Scarabæi, or beetles ; those of the lepidoptinct branch of science. For numerous and vari. tera, Papiliones, butterflies ; those of the gymnopous as the objects of botany undoubtedly are, yet tera order that had only two wings, Musca, Aies; those of entomology are vastly more for every in, and those of the same order that had four wings, dividual plant almost being a kind of little world. Apes, bees. No farther progress was made in the for a numerous species of minute inhabitants of systematic part of this science till the time of Lin. the insed tribe.

Dæus. He was the first wbo undertook to deterHowever modern the name of this branch of mine the genera, and assign them their proper science may be, the study itself is undoubtedly very characters, in the Syftema Nature ; and thus reancient. SOLOMON, who is perhaps the most an- duced this fcience to a fyftematic form. This syf. cient zoologist, as well as botanist on record, is ex; tem, in subsequent editions, was considerably enpressly said (i Kings, iv. 33.) to have" spoken allo” riched and amended by him, insomuch that the for written) .. of creeping things” and may there. science of entomology now lines forth in its full

lustre.

luftre. He firit instituted natural orders, and re- animals. A bee taken from the swarm is totally duced them into genera by expreflive names; de helpless and inactive, incapable of giving the small. terining aa infinite number of species in the Fru- eli variations to its indtincts. It has but one single na juecica and whern Reginæ ; coilected, with method of operating; and if put from that, it can incredibie pars the synonymons names of the va- turn to no other. In the pursuits of the hound, riou authors who had written on them; and last: there is something like choice; but in the labours ly added their descriprions, and the places in which of the bee, the whole appears like necessity and they were to be found. So that the fyftem of this compulfion. All other animals are capable of illustrious author will lead any perfon, without some degree of education; their instincts may be the alliance of a maiter, for the mett part easily fuppieiied or altered; the dog may be taught to to ascertain the name of any infect he may meet, feich and carry, the bird to whistle a tune, and with. Before his time, scarce more than 200 in the serpent to dance: but the infect has only one fects were known: whereas, in the lait edition of invariable method of operating; no arts can turn his fystem, he has determined the names of nearly it from its instincts; and indeed its life is too short 3000 distinct precies; tough this is not the fixth for inftruction, as a fingle fuafon osten terminates part of the number that is now known.

its existence. Notwithstanding the great degree of perfection, The amazing number of infects is also reckoned to which Linnæus had brought entomology, several an imperfection. It is a rule that obtains through authors have ince made considerable alterations in the whole creation, that the nobler animals are his system. Among these, the mot distinguished slowly produced, and that nature acts with a kind are GEOFFROY, SCOPOLI, and SCHAFFER. The of dignitiei economy; but the meaner births are first of these entomologists, in nis Hifloire Abregré lavished in profufion, and thousands are brought des Insectes, published at Paris in 1764, has, besides forth merely to supply the neceflities of the more changing the orders, or first grand divitions of the favourite part of the creation. Of all the proLinnæan fyítem, formed from the difierent families ductions in nature, infects are by far the most auof Linnæan genera many new generx; “ some of merous. The vegetables which cover the surface them” (says Mr TH0. PATTINSON YEATS, in the of the earth bear no proportion to the multitudes Preface to his Inflitutions of Eritomilogy, p. vi.) of infects; and though, at first bght, herbs of the very judiciously; others perhaps without suffi- field seem to be the parts of organized nature procient grounds."--"Scopoli, (he adds,) in his En- . duced in the greatest abundance, yet, upon more tomologia Carniolica, published at Vienna in 1763, minute inspection, we find every plant supporting has made tew alterations in the Linnaan fytiem, a mixture of crie perceptible creatures, that filt but those seem every one to be well founded, up the compat's of youth, vigour, and age, in the and his specific characters equal those of Linnæus. space of a few days existence. Scheiter, in his Elementa Entomslogix, printed at in many places of Africa, and most warm counRatisbon in 1956, has followed Geoffroy with very tries, infeas are equally numerous and noxious : tew and inconfiderable variations; but his figures And even in Lapland, and some parts of America, convey a pretty good idea of his genera.” Mr Yeats they are said to be so numerous, that if a candle allo mentions the system of PoDA, a Jesuit, as “ a is lighted, they fwarm about it in such multiwork much praised by Scopoli, which alone is fuf- tudes, that it is initahtly extinguished by them. ficient to convey an advantageous idea of it;" In those parts of the world, the miserable inhabi. but adds, that he “ had not been able to procure tants are forced to finear their bodies and faces it, nor learn how or in what he differs from Lin- with tar, or some other unetuous compolition, to ta'lis.

protect them from the things of their minute opOn the whole, as the Linnzan fyłem of Ento, porents. mology is still esteemed to be at least as perfect as SWAMMERDAM, however, argues for the per. those of any of his fucectors, it will be fufficient fection of intećts in the following manner: “Afloere to give the young entomologilt a view of it, ter an attentive examination (frys he) of the nawith a few of the iynonima otother authors, whom ture and anatomy of the finalleit as well as the he may afterwards contult if be inclines.

Target animals I cannot help allowing the least an Suct. I. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS en Insects. equal, or perhaps a fuperior degree of dignity. 'lf,

while we dilled with care the larger animals, we Some natural historians consider infects as the are filled with wonder at the elegant disposition most imperiect of all animals, while others preter of their parts, to what an height is our atonishthem to those that are larger. One mark of their ment raited, when we discover all these parts imperfection is tard to be, that many of them can arranged, in the least, in the fame regular manner! live a long iime, though deprived of those oryans Notwithitanding the imallness of ants, no ng which are necesary to life in the higher ranks of lirciers our preferring them to the largest animals, nature. Many of them are furnithed with lungs if we contider either their unwearied diligence, and an heart, like the nobler animals; yet the their wonderful powers, or their inimitable procaterpillar continues to live, though its heart pentity to labour. Their amazing love to their and lungi, which is often the case, are entirely young is still more unparalleled among the larger eaten away. It is not, however, from their con- clailis. They not only daily carry them to tuch formation alone, that infects are inferior to other places as ir ay afford them food, but if by accianimals, but from their inftinéts alio. It is true, dent they are killeri, and even cut into pieces, that the ant and the bue prefent us with Atriking they will, with the utmott tendern: fs, carry them juttances of aliiduity: yct even the are inferior away piecemeal in their arms. Who can show io tie mails of sagacity diiplayed by the larger much an example among the larger animals, which

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