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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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1. A vessel in which viands are served up.

2. A long shallow basket.

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1. A vessel in which viands are served up.

2. A long shallow basket.


  1. A vessel in which viands are served up. Pope. Ray.
  2. A long shallow basket. Spenser.

  1. A long, shallow basket, with two handles.


    In which they gathered flowers to fill their flasket. Spenser.

  2. A small flask.
  3. A vessel in which viands are served.

    [Obs.] Pope.
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FL'ASKET, noun

1. A vessel in which viands are served up.

2. A long shallow basket.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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COUNSEL, n. [L., to consult; to ask, to assail.]

1. Advice; opinion, or instruction, given upon request or otherwise, for directing the judgment or conduct of another; opinion given upon deliberation or consultation.

Every purpose is established by counsel. Proverbs 20.

Thou hast not hearkened to my counsel. 2 Chronicles 25.

2. Consultation; interchange of opinions.

We took sweet counsel together. Psalm 55.

3. Deliberation; examination of consequences.

They all confess that, in the working of that first cause, counsel is used, reason followed, and a way observed.

4. Prudence; deliberate opinion or judgment, or the faculty or habit of judging with caution.

O how comely is the wisdom of old men, and understanding and counsel to men of honor. Ecclus. 25.

The law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients. Ezekiel 7.

5. In a bad sense, evil advice or designs; art; machination.

The counsel of the froward is carried headlong. Job 5.

6. Secresy; the secrets entrusted in consultation; secret opinions or purposes. Let a man keep his own counsel.

7. In a scriptural sense, purpose; design; will; decree.

What thy counsel determined before to be done. Acts 4.

To show the immutability of his counsel. Hebrews 6.

8. Directions of Gods word.

Thou shalt guide me by thy counsel. Psalm 73.

9. The will of God or his truth and doctrines concerning the way of salvation.

I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God. Acts 20.

10. Those who give counsel in law; any counselor or advocate, or any number of counselors, barristers or sergeants; as the plaintiffs counsel, or the defendants counsel. The attorney-general and solicitor-general are the kings counsel. In this sense, the word has no plural; but in the singular number, is applicable to one or more persons.

COUNSEL, v.t. [L.]

1. To give advice or deliberate opinion to another for the government of his conduct; to advise.

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire. Revelations 3.

2. To exhort, warn, admonish, or instruct. We ought frequently to counsel our children against the vices of the age.

They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped.

3. To advise or recommend; as, to counsel a crime. [Not much used.]

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