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Oblivious

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Oblívious. adj. [obliviosus, Latin.] Causing forgetfulness.

Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
And with some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuff'd bosom.
Shakespeare's Macbeth.

                The British souls
Exult to see the crouding ghosts descend
Unnumber'd; well aveng'd, they quit the cares
Of mortal life, and drink th' oblivious lake.
Philips.

Oh born to see what none can see awake!
Behold the wonders of th' oblivious lake.
Pope's Dunc.

Sources: Shakespeare's Macbeth (136) · Philips, John (42)

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