Definitions

Dublin Core

Title

Definitions

Extent

1 item (2 pages)

Description

A list defining items such as a rose, an hour glass, eyes, novelty, and time, especially in relation to their connection to heaven, happiness, and good character.

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Language

English

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Text

Page 1

Reverend Mr. Green

[Vine?]
Like the church clock is only of use when watched & [regulated?] up.

Rose
The emblem of beauty of peace & of happiness expanding like the hopes of man when one [rose?] from the [tomb?]

Eyes (Ayes)
Generally taken in connection with the [noes?] (nose)
The organ which receives the light from heaven & therefore raised when the [lord?] seeks the true light from heaven

Hour glass
The true [virtue?] in which if one [belived/beloved?] himself, he will not forget what manner of man he is.
The glass which measures fleeting time should be placed near the glass which reflects
fading beauty

Page 2

Novelty
That which surprises us often in the absence of beauty
That which comes upon us strangely suddenly & unawares without [presence?] premeditation [me-thought?] expectation being [?] in or sought after

Beau
The most perfect of the works of creation - because most desired by heaven's last best gift - to man.

Pen
That which decides the fate of fortunes gives [rent?] to the affections of the heart & directs the destiny of empires

[Peun?]
Once wielded by [Bacon?] but [now?] [enjoying/confining?] [Bacon?]

Time
The enemy of the idle, the friend of the diligent, the reprieve of the wicked

Original Format

Ink on paper

Collection

Citation

“Definitions,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 28, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/611.

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