v. t.1.To spurn; to despise.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Asperne, the Editor of the European Magazine,(19) scruples to pay me for my Review until he has ascertained what other musical Reviewers exact & obtain in similar Cases.
If, however, he was using it in the more restricted sense of "my February column" we need to look elsewhere for the authorship of the March to July reviews, perhaps to one or more writers used by Asperne on a trial basis.
James Asperne, the publisher of the European Magazine from 1791 until his death in 1821.