n.1.Ornament; decoration; embellishment.
Hyperbolical exornations . . . many much affect.
- Burton.
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By this exornation the Orator imitateth the cunning painter which doth not onely draw the true proportion of thinges, but also bestoweth naturall colours in their proper places, whereby he compoundeth as it were complexion with substance and life with countenance: for hence it is, that by true proportion and due coloure, cunning and curious Images are made so like to the persons which they present, that they do not onely make a likely shew of life, but also by outward countenance of the inward spirite and affection ([T3.sup.v]).
THE GARDEN OF ELOQUENCE, CONTEINING THE MOST EXCEL-lent Ornaments, Exornations, Lightes, flowers, and formes of speech, commonly called the Figures of Rhetorike.
The 'Ornaments, Exornations, Lightes, flowers, and formes of speech' Peacham gathers in his particular garden are, after all, meant 'by art to perfect and accomplish the rude indigested motions of nature'.