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Vagrant (adjective)

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Vágrant. adj. Wandering; unsettled; vagabond; unfixed in place.

Do not oppose popular mistakes and surmises, or vagrant and fictitious stories. More's Divine Dialogues.

Take good heed what men will think and say;
That beauteous Emma vagrant courses took,
Her father's house, and civil life forsook.

Her lips no living bard, I weet,
May say how red, how round, how sweet;
Old Homer could only indite
Their vagrant grace, and soft delight:
They stand recorded in his book,
When Helen smil'd, and Hebe spoke.

Sources: More, Henry (28) · Prior, Matthew (162)

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