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Well (verb neuter)

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To Well. v.n. [weaIIan, Saxon.] To spring; to issue as from a spring .

Thereby a crystal stream did gently play,
Which from a sacred fountain welled forth alway.
Fa. Qu.

The bubbling wave did ever freshly well. Fairy Queen.

        A dreary corse,
All wallow'd in his own yet lukewarm blood,
That from his wound yet welled fresh, alas!
Spenser.

Himself assists to lift him from the ground,
With clotted locks, and blood that well'd from out the wound.
Dryden's Æn.

        From his two springs,
Pure welling out, he through the lucid lake
Of fair Dambea rolls his infant stream.
Thomson's Summer.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Thomson, James (73)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Well (verb neuter)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: August 31, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7656.


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