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By what reason could the same deity be de
Is leaden servitor to dull delay; nied unto Laurentia and Flora, which was given Delay leads impotent and snail-pac'd beggary. to Venus?
Sbakspeare's Richard 111. DELACERA'TION. n, s. [from delacero,
The conduct of our lives, and the manageLatin.] A tearing in pieces. Dict.
ment of our great concerns, wi.l not bear dolay.
Locke DELACRYMA'TION. n.s. (delacrymatio,
2. Stay; stop. Latin.] A falling down of the hu
The keeper charm'd, the chief without delay mours; the waterishness of the eyes, Passid on, and took th' irremeable way. Dryd. or a weeping much.
Dict: DELA'YER. n. s. (from delay.] One that DELACTATION. n. s. [delactatio, Latin.] defers ; a putter off.
A weaning from the breast. Dict. DELE'CTABLE. adj. [delectabilis, Lat.]
Ev'ning now approach'd: down. It is used in speaking of the
For we have also our ev’ning, and our morn; womb, and the like.
We ours for change delectable, not need. Miltona
He brought thee into this delicious grove ; To DELA'TE. v. a. (from delatus, Lat.]
This garden; planted with the trees of God, 1. To carry; to convey.
Delectable both to behold and faste! Miltont. Try exactly the time wherein sound is delated:
Some of his attributes, and the manifestations Bacon.
thereof, are not only highly delectable to the in2. To accuse; to inform against.
tellective faculty, but are suitably and easily DELATION, n. s. [delatio, Latin.]
conceptible by us, because apparent in his works; 1. A carriage; couveyance.
as his goodness, beneficence, wisdom, and power. In delation of sounds, the inclosure of them
Hale. preserveth them, and causeth them to be heard
The apple's outward form, further.
Delectable, the witless swain beguiles; It is certain that the delation of light is in an
Till that with writhen mouth, and 'spattering instant.
noise, There is a plain delation of the sound from the
He tastes the bitter morsel. Philips. teeth to the instrument of hearing.
Bacon. DELE'CTABLENESS. n. s. '[from delecta2. An accusation ; an impeachment.
ble.] Delightfulness; pleasantness. DELAPTOR. 1. s. [delator, Latin.] An DELE'CTABLY. adv. Delightfully; pleaaccuser ; an informer.
santly. What were these harpies but flatterers, dela- DELECTA’TION, n. s. [delertatio, Lat.) dors, and inexpleably covetous ? Sandys' Travels, Pleasure ; delight. Men have proved their own delators, and dis
Out break the tears for joy and delectation. covered their own most important secrets.
Sir T. More Government of the Tongue To DE'LEGATE. v. a. (delego; Lat.]. No sooner was that small colony, wherewith
1. To send away. the depopulated earth was to be replanted, come forth of the ark, but we meet with Cham, a de
2. To send upon an embassy. lator to his own father, inviting his brethren to 3. To intrust; to commit to another's that execrable spectacle of their parent's nakeda power and jurisdiction.
Government of the Tongue. As God hath imprinted his authority in seveTo DELAY. v.a.
[from delayer, Fr.] ral parts upon several estates of men, as princes, 1. To defer; to put off.
parents, spiritual guides; 50 he hath also delce And when the people saw that Moses delayed gatod and committed part of his care and provito come down out of the mount, the people ga
dence unto them.
Trzylar. thered themselves together unto Aaron. E xodus.
As God is the liniversal monarch, so we have Cyrus he found, on hiin his force essay'd; all the relation of fellow subjects to hiin; and For Hector was to the tenth year delay'd. Dry.
can pretend 10 farther jurisdiction over each 2. To hinder; to frustrate; to keep sus.
other, than what he has delegated to us. pended.
Decy of Piety.
Why does he wake the correspondent moon, 3. To detain, stop, or retard the course And till her willing lamp with liquid light; of.
Commanding her with delegatal pow'rs Thyrsis, whose artful strains have oft dilay'd To beautify the world, and bless the night? The huddling brook to hear his madıigal. Milt.
Prior She flies the town; and, mixing with the throng 4. To appoint judges to hear and dcierOf madding matrons, bears the bride along:
mine a particular cause, Wand'ring through woods and wilds, and de
DE'LEGAT E. n. s. [delegutus, Latin.) A And with these arts the Trojan match delays.
deputy; a commissioner; a vicar; any
Dryden. one that is sent to act for, or represent,
If after her
Any shall live, which dare true good prefer, from action.
Ev'ry such person is her detrgate There seem to be certain bounds to the quick
T'accomplish that which should have been her ness and slowness of the succession of those ideas
They must be severe exactors of accounts one to another in our minds, beyond which they can neither delay nor basten.
from their delegates and ministers of justice. DELA'Y. n. s. (from the verb.]
Let the young Austrian then her terrours bear, 1. A deferring ; procrastination ; linger- Great as he is, her delegate in war. Prior. ing inactivity.
Elect by Jove, his dulcgele of stay, I have learn' chat fearful commenting
With joyous pride the summons I'd obey. Pupe. VOL. I.
DE'LEGATE. adj. (delegatus, Lat.] De- as soon as the voice is delivered; others are more putedy sent to act for, or represent,
deliberate, that is, give more space between the
voice and the echo, which is caused by the local another Princes in judgment, and their delegate judges, Deli'BERATELY. adv. [from deliberate.]
nearness or distance.
Bacon, must judge the causes of all persons uprightly and impartially.
Taylor. I. Circumspectly, advisedly; warily. DE'LEGATES (Court of:] A court where
He judges to a hair of little indecencies;
knows better than any man what is not to be in all causes of appeal, by way of devo
written; and never hazards bimself so far as to "lution from either of the archbishops, fall, but plods on deliberately, and, as a grave
are decided. Ayliffe's Parergon. man ought, is sure to put his staff before nin. DELEGA'TION. n. si [delegatio, Latin.]
Dryden. 1. A sending away.
2. Slowly; gradually. 2. A putting in commission.
Deli'BÉRATENESS. n. s. [from deliber3. The assignment of a debt to another. ate.) Circumspection; warinėss; cool. DELENL'FICAL. adj. [delenificus, Latin.] ness; caution. Having virtue to assuage or ease pain.
They would not stay the fair production of Dict.
acts, in the order, gravity, and deliberateness, befitting a parliament.
King Charles To DELE'TE. v. a. [from deleo, Latin.] To blot out.
Dict. DELIBERA'TION. 1. s. [deliberatio, Lat.] DELETÈ'RIOUS. adj. [deleterius, Latin.] The act of deliberating ; thought, in Deadly ; destructive; of a poisonous
order to choice. · quality.
If mankind had no power to avoid ill or Many things, neither deleterions by substance
choose good by free deliberation, it should never or quality, are yet destructive by figure, or some
be guilty of any thing that was done. Hannend. occasional activity.
Brown. DELIBERATIVE, adj. (deliberation, DE'LETERY. adj. (from deleterius, Lat.] Lat.] Pertaining to deliberation; apt Destructive ; deadly ; poisonous.
to consider. Nor doctor epidemick,
DELIBERATIVE. n. s. [from the adjec. Though stor'd with deletery ined'cines, Which whosoever took is dead since,
tive.] The discourse in which a ques. E'er sent so yast a colony
tion is deliberated. To both the under worlds as he. Hudibras.
In deliberatives, the point is, what is evil: and DELE'TION. n. s. [deletio, Latin.]
of good, what is greater; and of evil, what is less.
Bacon. 1. Act of razing or blotting out.
DE’LICACY. n. s. [delicatesse, French, of 2. A destruction. Indeed if there be a total deletion of every per
deliciæ, Latin.] son of the opposing party or country, then the
1. Daintiness; pleasantness to the taste. victory is complete, because none remains to
On hospitable thoughts intent, call it in question.
What choice to chuse for delivery best. Milt. DELF. n. s. [from delpan, Saxon, to
2. Nicety in the choice of food. Delfe. I dig.]
3. Any thing highly pleasing to the senses.
These delicacies 1. A mine; a quarry; a pit dug. Yet could not such mines, without great pains
I mean of taste, sight, smell, herbs, fruits, and
flow'rs, and charges, if at all, be wrought: the delfs would be so flown with waters, that no gins or
Walks, and the melody of birds. machines could suffice to lay and keep them dry.
4. Softness; elegant or feminine beanty.
Ray on the Creation. A man of goodly presence, in whom strong 2. Earthen ware; counterfeit China ware,
making took not away delicary, nor beauty fierceness.
Sidney. made at Delft in Holland. Thus barter honour for a piece of delf!
5. Nicety ; minute accuracy:
Van Dyck has even excelled him in the deli No, not for China's wide domain itself. Smart. DELIBA'TION. n. s. [delibatio, Lat.) An
gacy of his colouring, and in his cabinet pieces
Dra. essay ; a taste.
You may see into the spirit of them all, and TO DELIBERATE. v. n. (delibero, Lat.] form your pen from those general notions and To think, in order to choice; to hesitate. delicacy of thoughts and happy words. Feia. A conscious, wise, reflecting cause,
6. Neatness; elegance of dress. Which freely moves and acts by reason's laws; 7. Politeness of manners : contrary to That can deliberate, means elect, and find
grossness. Their due connection with the end design'd.
8. Indulgence; gentle treatment.
Persons born of families noble and rich, de When love once pleads admission to our hearts,
rive a weakness of constitution from the ease In spite of all the virtue we can boast,
and luxury of their ancestors, and the delican of The woman that deliberates is lost. Addison.
their own education.
Τερές. DELIBERATE. adj. [deliberatus, Lat.]
Tenderness; scrupulousness. 1. Circumspect; wary; advised ; discreet:
Any zealous for promoting the interest of his Most Grave-belly was deliberate,
country, must conquer all that tenderness and Not rash like his accusers. Shakspeare's Coriol.
delicacy which may make him afraid of being 2. Slow; tedious; not sudden ; gradual.
spoken ill of. Commonly it is for virtuous considerations,
Io. Weakness of constitution, that wisdom so far prevaileth with men as to inake them desirous of slow and deliberate death, DE’LICATE. adj. [delicat, French.).
11. Smallness; tenuity. against the stream of their sensual inclination.
Hooker. 1. Nice; pleasing to the taste; of an Echoes are some more sudden, and chop again agreeable flavour.
The chusing of a delicate before a more ordi- affords delight; agreeable; charming ; nary dish, is to be done as other human actions
grateful to the sense or mind. are, in which there are no degrees and precise it is highly probable, that upon Adam's disonatural limits described.
Taylor. bedience Alinighty God chased him out of Pa2. Dainty ; desirous of curious meats. radise, the fairest and most delicious part of the 3. Choice; select; excellent.
earth, into some other the most barren and un4. Pleasing to the senses.
In his last hours his easy wit display; 5. Fine; not coarse; consisting of small
Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay. parts.
Sinith, As much blood passeth through the lungs as Still on that breast enamour'd let me lie, through all the body; the circulation is quicker, Still drink delicious poison from thy eye. Popes and heat greater, and their texture is extremely Deli'cIOUSLY, adv. (from delicious.] delicate.
Arvutbnot on Aliments. 6. Of polite manners; not gross, or coarse.
Sweetly ; pleasantly; delightfully.
How much she hath glorified herself and lived 7. Soft ; effeminate; unable to bear hard
deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her. ships.
Revelations. Witness this army, of such mass and charge, Deli'cIOUSNESS. n. s. [from delicious.] Led by a delicate and tender prince. Shaksp.
Delight; pleasure ; joy.
The sweetest honey angry; they have so many:hings to trouble them,
Is loathsome in its own deliciousness, which more robust uatures have little sense of.
And in the taste confounds the appetite. Shaks.
Let no man judge of himself, or of the bless8. Pure; clear.
ings and etlicacy of the sacrament itself, by any Where they most breed and haunt, I have ob
sensible relish, by the gust and deliciousness serv'd,
which he sometimes perceives and at other times The air is delicate. Sbakspeare. does not perceive.
Taylur. De'LICATELY. adv. [from delicate.] DELIGATION. n. s. [deligatio, Latin.] 1. Beautifully; with soft elegance.
A binding up in chirurgery. That which will distinguish his style from all The third intention is deligati:n, or retaining other poets, is the elegance of his words, and the parts so joined together. Wisem. Surga the numerousness of his verse : there is nothing Delight. n. s. [delice. French, from so delicately turned in all the Roman language.
Dryden. Ladies like variegated tulips show,
1. Joy; content ; satisfaction.
Saul commanded his servants, saying, Com'T is to their changes half their charms we owe; Such bappy spots the nice admirer take,
mune with David secretly, and say, Behold the Fine by de fect, and delicately weak. Pope.
king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee.
1 Samuch 2. Finely ; not coarsely.
2. That which gives delight. 3. Daintily.
Come, sisters; chear we up his sprights, Eat noi delicately, or nicely; that is, be not
And shew che best of our delights: troublesvine to thyself or others in the choice of
We'll charm the air to give a sound, thy meats, or the delicacy of thy sauces. Taylor.
While you perform your antick round. Sbaks., 4. Choicely.
Ticus Vespasian was not more the delight of 5. Politely
human kind: the universal empire made him 6. Efferninately.
only more known, and more powerful, buc
could not make him more beloved. De'LICATENESS. n. s. [from delicato.]
She was his care, his hope, and his deligbt; The state of being delicate ; tenderness; Must in his thought, and ever in his sight. Dry. softness ; efieminacy.
To DELIGHT. v. a. [delector, Latin.] The delicate woman among you would not
To please; to content; to satisfy; to adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground, for delicateness and tenderness. Deut.
The princes delighting their conceits with conDEʼLICATES. n. s. [from delicate.] Nice- firming their knowledge, seeing wherein the
ties; rarities; that which is choice sea-discipline differed from the land service, had and dainty.
Sidney. The shepherd's homely curds,
Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall His cold thin drink out of his leather bottle,
give tliee the desires of thine heart. Psalms. All which secure and sweetly he enjoys,
Poor insects, whereof some are bees, delighted Are far beyond a prince's delicates. Sbakspeare.
with flowers, and their sweetness; others bee
tles, delighted with other kinds of viands. Locke. They their appetites not only feed With delicates of leaves and marshy weed,
He heard, he took; and, pouring down his
throat, But with thy sickle reap the rankest land.
Delighted, swill’d the large luxurious draught. With abstinence all delicates he sees,
Popes And can regale himself with toast and cheese. T. DELI'GHT. v. n. To have delight or
King's Cookery. pleasure in. It is followed by in. De'LICES. n. s. pl. [deliciæ, Latin.] Plcá- Doth my lord the king delight in this thing? sures. This word is merely French.
2 Samuel. And now he has pour'd out his idle mind
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that In dainty delices and lavish joys,
deligsteth greatly in his coinınandments. Psalms. Having his warlike weapons cast behind, DELIGHTFUL, adj. (trom delight and And flowers in pleasures and vain pleasing toys. full.] Pleasant ; charming; full of de
Spenser. light. DELI'Cious. Odj. [delicieux, French, from He was given to sparing in so immeasurable delicatus, Latin.] Sweet; delicate ; that sort, that he did not only bur hinself from the
hole in the ground; any cavity in the
Which to that shady delve him brought at last, earth, wider than a ditch and narrower
Where Mammen erst did sun his treasury.
Speater, than a valley. Obsolete.
Such a light and mettled dance The while, the same unhappy ewe,
Saw you never yet in France; Whose clouted leg her hurt doth show,
Spenser. Fell headlong into a dell.
And by leadmen, for the nonce,
That turn round like grindle-stones, I know each lane, and every alley green,
Which they dig out fro' the delves, Dingle, or bushy dell, of this wild wood. Milt.
For their bairns brcad, wives, and selves. But, foes to sun-shine, most they took delight
Borror, In dills and dales, conceal'd from human siglt.
Dirt DELPH. n. s. [from Delft, the name of the
coals dug in the mine cr pit.. capital of Delftland.] A fine sort of DE’LVER. n. s. [from dela?.] A digger; earthen-ware.
one that opens the ground with a spade. A supper worthy of herself;
DE LUGE. n. s. (deuge, Fr. from dixFive nothings in five plates of delph. Swift. vium, Latir..] DE'LTOIDE. adj. [from delia, the fourth 1. A general inundation ; laying entirely
letter of the Greek alphabet ; so called under water. by reason of its resembling this letter.] The apostle doth plainly intimate, that the An epithet applied to a triangular
old world was subject to perish by a kluge, as muscle arising from the clavicula, and
this is subjec: to perish by conviagration.
Burnet's Tbory, from the process of the same, whose action is to raise the arm upward.
2. An overflowing of the natural bounds
of a river. Cut still more of the deltoide muscle, and carry the arm backward.
But if with bays and dams they strive to force
His channel to a new or narrow course; DELU'D'ABI.E. adj. [from delule.] Liable No longer then within his bass he dwells,
to be deceived ; that is easily imposed First to a torre11", then a deberge, swells. Derbas. on : rather deludible.
3. Any sudden and resistless calamity. Not well understanding omniscience, he is not To DE'LUGE. v. a. (from the noun.] so ready i deceive himself, as to falsify unto
1. To drown ; to lay totally under water. him whose cogitation is no ways delidable.
The restless tiood the land would overtior, Brown's Vulgar Errours.
By which the delug'd earth would useless gror. TO DELU'DE. v. a. [deludo, Lat.]
Blackiert. 1. To beguile ; to cheat; to deceive; to Still the battering waves rush in impose on,
Imple cable; till, delug' by the foam, O give me leave, I have deluded you;
The ship sinks, found'ring in the vast abyss. 'Twas neither Charles, nor vet the duke.
Polipr. Shukspeare's Henry vi. 2. To overwhelm; to cause to sink under Let not the Trojans, with a feijn'd pretence the weight of any calamity. Of proffer'd peace, delude the Latin prince. At length corruption, like a general food,
Dryden. Shall del igre all. 2. To disappoint; to frustrate.
DELUSION, 1. s. (delusio, Latin.] DELU'DER. 1. s. [from delude.] A beguil. 1. The act of deluding ; a cheat ; guile;
er ; a deceiver; an impostor ; a cheat; deceit ; treachery ; fraud; collusion ; a false pretender.
falsehood. Say, flatterer, say; all fair deluder, speak; 2. The state of one deluded. Answer me this, ere yet my heart does break.
A false representation; illusion ; errour;
3. And thus the sweet deluders tune their song.
a chimerical thought.
Who therefore seeks in these To DELVE. v.a. (delfan, Saxon, dilvén,
True wisdom, finds her not, or by delusion.
Miltas. Dutch ; perhaps from ès).tež, a hog.
I, waking, view'd with grief the rising sun, Junius.]
And fondly mourn'd the dear dilusion gone. 1. To dig; to open the ground with a
DELU'SIVE. adj. [from delusus, Latine) It shall go hard
Apt to deceive ; beguiling ; imposing But I will delve one yard below the mines, And blow them at the moon. Delve of con.enient depth your thrashing
When, fir'd with passion, we attack the fait,
Delusive righs and biittle vous we bear. Prier. Aoor;
The happy whimsey you pursue, With temper'd clay then fill and face it o'er.
Till you at length believe it true;
Dryden. Caught by your own delusive art, The filthy swine with delving snout
You fancy first, and then assert. Prisr. The rooted forest undermine.
Plilips. While the base and groreling multitude were 2. To fathom; to sift ; to sound one's
listening to the dilusiac deities, those of a mere opinion. Figuratively.
erect aspect and exalted spirit separated theme What's his name and birth?
selves from the rest.
Tatkr. I cannot deloc him to the root : his father
Phänomena so delusive, that it is very hard ta Was call's Sicilius.
escape imposition and mistake. Woodward. DELVE. n. s. (from the verb.] A ditch; DELU'SORY, adj. [from delusus, Latin.] a pit ; a pitfal ; a den; a cive.
Apt to deceive.
This confidence is founded on no better founde His feeble fcet directed to the cry;
ation than a delusory préjudice.
DE'MAGOGUe. n. s. (Supaywys.) A ring- turn his wishes into demands, will be but a little leader of the rabble ; a popular and
way from thinking he ought to obtain them.
Locki, factious orator. Who were the chief demagogues and patrons
2. A question ; an interrogation. of tumults, to send for them, to fatter and em
3. The calling for a thing in prder to pure bolden them.
chase it. A plausible, insignificant word, in the mouth My bookseller tells me, the demand for those expert demagogue, is a dangerous and my papers increases daily.
Addison. dreadful weapon.
South. 14. [In law.] The asking of what is due. Demosthenes and Cicero, though each of
It hath also a proper signification disthem a leader, or, as the Greeks called it, a demagogue, in a popular state, yet seem to differ in tinguished from plaint ; for all civil their practice.
actions are pursued either by demands DEMAIN.
or plaints, and the pursuer is called DEMEAN.
n. s. [domaine, French.] demandant or plaintiff. There are two DEME'SNE.
manners of demands ; the one of deed, 1. That land which a man holds originally
the other in law : in deed, as in every: of himself, called dominium by the civi
præcipe, there is express demand ; in lians; and opposed to feodum, or fee,
law, as every entry in land, distress for which signifies those that are held of a rent, taking or seising of goods, and superior lord. It is sometimes used also such like acts, which may be done withfor a distinction between those lands that out any words, are demands in law. the lord of the manor has in his own
Blount. hands, or in the hands of his lessee, de- DEMA'NDABLE. adj. [from demand.] mised or let upon a rent for a term of
That may be demanded, requested,
asked for. years or life, and such other lands ap
All sums demandable, for licence of alienation pertaining to the said manor as belong
to be made of lands holden in chief, have been to free or copyholders. Phillips.
stayed in the way to the hanaper.
Bacon, 2. Estate in land.
DEM A'NDANT: n. s. [from demand.]
1. He who is actor or plaintiff in a real A gentleman of noble parentage, Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly allied.
action, because he demandeth lands. Shakspeare.
Coke. That earldom indeed had a royal jurisdiction 2. A plaintiff ; one that demands redress. and seigniory, though the lands of that county in One of the witnesses de posed, that dining on demesne were possessed for the most part
a Sunday ith the demandant, whose wife had ancient inheritors.
Davies. sat below the squire's lady at church, she the 3. Land adjoining to the mansion, kept in said wife dropped some expressions, as if she the lord's own ha:d.
thought her husband ought be knighted. Those acts for planting forest-trees have
Spectator. hitherto been wholly ineffectual, except about
DeMA'NDER. N. s. (demandeur, Fr.] the demesnes of a few gentlemen: and even there, 1. One that requires a thing with au
in general, very unskilfully made. Swift. thority. T. DEMA’ND. v. a. Edemander, Fr.] 2. One that asks a question. 1. To claim ; to ask for with authority. 3. One that asks for a thing in order to
The pound of flesh, which I demand of him, purchase it. Is dearly bought; 't is mine, and I will have it.
They grow very fast and fat; which also bet..
Sbakspeare. tereth their taste, and delivereth them to the dea 2. To question ; to interrogate.
mander's ready use at all seasons. Caretu. And when Uriah was come unto him, David
4. A dunner; one that demands a debt. demanded of him how Joab did, and how the
DEME'AN. n. s. (from demener, Fr.] A people did, and how the war prospered?
2 Samuel. mien; presence; carriage; demeanour; If any friend of Corsar's iemand why Brutus deportment. rose against Cæsar, this is my answer : Not that
At his feet, with sorrowful demean, I loved Cæsar less, but that I loved Rome more. And deadly hue, an armed corse did lie. Sbakspeare.
Spenser. Young one,
To DEME'AN. v. a. [from demener, Fr.] Inform us of thy fortunes; for, it seems,
Sbakspeare. They crave to be den anded.
1. To behave; to carry one's self.
Those plain and legible lines of duty requiring The oracle of Apollo being demanded, 'when
us to demean ourselves to God humbly and dethe war and misery of Greece should have an
voutly, to our governors obediently, and to our end, replied, When they would double the altar
neighbours justly, and to ourselves soberly and in Delos, which was of a cubick form. Peacham on Geometry. temperately.
A man cannot doubt but that there is a God; 3. [In law.] To prosecute in a real action.
and that, according as he demeans himself toDEMA'ND. n. s. (demunde, Fr. ]
wards him, he will make him happy or miserable 1. A claim ; a chailenging; the asking of
Tiliatson. any thing with authority.
Strephon had long perplex'd his brains, This matter is by the decree of the watchers, How with so laigh a nymph he might and the demand by the word of the holy ones.
Demean himself the wedding-night.
Danid. 2. To lessen; to debase; to undervaluc.. Giving vent, gives life and strength, to our Now, out of doubt, Antipholis is inad; appetites; and he that has the contidence to Ele he would never so demuan himself. Shakip.