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Pyre

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Pyre. n.s. [pyra, Lat.] A pile to be burnt.

When his brave son upon the fun'ral pyre
He saw extended, and his beard on fire.
Dryden.

With tender billet-doux he lights the pyre,
And breathes three am'rous sighs to raise the fire.
Pope.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Pyre." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 11, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4005.


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