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Lethe, 1) the infernal river whose waters caused forgetfulness: “duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed that roots itself in ease on L. wharf, wouldst thou not stir in this,” Hml. I, 5, 33. Hence == oblivion: “steep my sense in L.” Tw. IV, 1, 66. “washed in L. and forgotten,” H4B V, 2, 72. “in the L. of thy angry soul drown the remembrance,” R3 IV, 4, 250. till that the conquering “wine hath steeped our sense in soft and delicate L.” Ant. II, 7, 114.
2) death (from the Latin letum?): “here thy hunters stand, signed in thy spoil, and crimsoned in thy l.” Caes. III, 1, 206 (O. Edd. Lethee, consequently dissyll.).*
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