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p. p.1.of Dress.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World, With the wonderful water round you curled, And the wonderful grass upon your breast, World, you are beautifully drest!"
Love's eyes love to look on brightness; Love loves what is gaily drest; Sunday, Monday, all I care is Thou shouldst see me in my best.
Rustily drest, with his spectacles in his hand, and their very case worn threadbare.
Profaneness in my head, Defects and darknesse in my breast, A noise of passions ringing me for dead Unto a place where is no rest: Poore priest thus am I drest (6-10) Having received Christ, "my onely head, / My alone onely heart and breast, / My onely musick" (16-18), the priest's internal transformation equips and empowers him to lead his flock.
Perhaps that is why Wordsworth says, "that now our life is only drest / For show; mean handy-work of craftsman, cook / Or groom" ("Written in London, 1802," 2-4).3 These lines of Wordsworth clearly refer to the outward appearance and prosaic consciousness of life.
Herbert reiterates this idea when he exhorts in a later stanza, "O be drest / Stay not for the other pin" (ll.
The foreign observer Henri Misson was struck by the number of real-life English criminals who were apparently anxious to "get [themselves] shav'd, and handsomely drest ...
To what green altar, O mysterious priest, Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies, And all her silken flanks with garlands drest? What little town by river or sea-shore Or mountain-built with peaceful citadel, Is emptied of its folk, this pious morn?
It requires the soldier/year to reappear as "plenteous offspring, / Drest in blue, bearing their trusty rifles on their shoulders" and to assert northern control of southern atavism (PP, 429).
is Nature to Advantage drest, What oft was Thought, but ne'er so well Exprest, Something, whose Truth convinc'd at Sight we find, That gives us back the Image of our Mind...
In galling bands my infant days are past, With num'rous brethren, but get free at last; Forsake my bondage vile, ascend on high, And fix my residence 'tween earth and sky: In splendid robes I'm drest in nicest care, To shield my body from the inclement air; In red, or blue, or in a coat of white, I'm wrapt so close, I seldom see the light.
(2.) Ballard wrote, for example, "I went to mr Savages, Drest her infant, find them Cleverly" (69); and, "I was Calld to Shuball Hinklys wife in travil at ye 12th hour.