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Chanter

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Chánter. n.s. [from chant.] A singer; a songster.

You curious chanters of the wood,
That warble forth dame Nature's lays.
Wotton.

        Jove's etherial lays, resistless fire,
The chanter's soul, and raptur'd song inspire,
Instinct divine! nor blame severe his choice,
Warbling the Grecian woes with harp and voice.
Pope.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Wotton, Henry (48)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Chanter." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 27, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6358.


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