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- noun See
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- adjective Pertaining to heralds, declarations of war, and treaties of peace.
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- adjective Relating to
heralds, declarationsof war, and peace treaties.
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And scarcely had Grumbates, like a Roman fecial, hurled at us a spear stained with blood, according to his native fashion, than the whole army, rattling their arms, mounted up to the walls, and instantly the tumult of war grew fierce, while all the squadrons hastened with speed and alacrity to the attack, and our men on their side opposed them with equal fierceness and resolution.
He appoints no _fecial_ messenger to proclaim, by an empty formality, the commencement of war.
Great Indian Chief of the West Or, Life and Adventures of Black Hawk Benjamin Drake 1817
Should thefe men have fo much public virtue as to fuffer themfelves to be difa/med, he fears that, when re* turned to fecial life, they will catch the felfiih manners of others, and,
The Monthly Review 1795
ICC Stamford left his honour'd bower To iinile familiar here: fomi'd by nature to difcloie nr fair that courtefey which flows From fecial warmth finccre. tr yet have many moops decajM, tee PoUio fought this lonely uadti,
Thy bays might ev'n the civil ftorm repel j Reviews thy fecial blifs, thy learned eafe.
Check not my fpeed where fecial joys invite I The troubled vifion caft a mournful glance.
Look on her works — on every page you'll find Infcrib'd the doftrine of the fecial mind.
But in order to give a religious fenftion to a fecial virtue, the duty of vifiting the fatherless and widow in their afHi£tion is in - feparably attached to the difficult and felf-denying injiinftion of keep - ing Ourfelves unfpotted from the woilfiU This adjunct is the more needful, as many are apt to make a kind of moral commutation, and. to allow themfelvcs fo much pleafure in exchange for fo much charity.
It is no profeflion of the peculiar doflrines, which the Catholic Church teaches in oppofition to thofe Churches, who have fcparated from her Communion; it is only a declaration of the innocence of our principles in fecial and civil concerns.
Qbt had he but the fecial afieflions, the common charities of life, or, wu he adorned with integrity — all might be forgiven.
The Monthly Review 1789