lantern “slaughter'd youth—O, no, a,” ROMEO AND JULIET, v. 3. 84. “A lantern may not, in this instance, signify an enclosure for a lighted candle, but a louvre, or what in ancient records is styled lanternium, that is, a spacious round or octagonal turret full of windows, by means of which cathedrals, and sometimes halls, are illuminated. See the beautiful lantern at Ely Minster” (STEEVENS) .
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