Aching. n.s. /Ache/
Pain; uneasiness
When old age comes upon him
it comes alone, bringing no other
evil with it: But when it comes
to wait upon a great & worship
ful sinner, who for many years
has ate well & done ill, it
comes attended with a long retinue
of rheums, together with many pain
ful girds gout & achings allied. South.

1 Response to “ACHING n.s.”

  1. 1 Vance January 5, 2009 at 3:38 am

    What a pleasure this blog is.

    Can you tell us what we’re looking at here? Whose hand is this? And did they really mean to include all this in the entry for Aching? Seems like overkill, rather as if the passage had another bearing.

    Google says that this is from a sermon by Robert South, and that the same passage was actually used to illustrate the word “worshipful” and the combination “come upon”.

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