Archive for June 3rd, 2009


LA'VISHLY. adv.1

LA’VISHLY. adv. [from lavish.] Profusely; prodigally.
My father’s purposes have been mistook;
And some about him have too lavishly
Wrested his meaning and authority. Shakesp. Henry IV.
Then laughs the childish year with flowrets crown’d,
And lavishly perfumes the fields around. Dryden.
Praise to a wit is like rain to a tender flower; if it be mo-
derately bestowed, it chears and revives; but if too lavishly,
overcharges and depresses him. Pope.