Before verbs, they sometimes arbitrarily employ or omit prefixes: as, bide, or abide; dim, or bedim; gird, or begird; lure, or allure; move, or emove; reave, or bereave; vails, or avails; vanish, or evanish; wail, or bewail; weep, or beweep; wilder, or bewilder:-- 1. "
His eyes, bedimm'd with starting tears, His body bowed by length of years, His feeble limbs, his hoary hairs, Were to my heart as silent prayers.
And seeing it as it now is, you would not believe all the delightful detail that a ray of sunlight awakens in that hideous brown monotony, soaked with rain and bedimmed with mist."
But he thought also of the beauty of Maria, of the sweetness of her smile, and of the tears of voiceless gratitude which he had seen bedimming the lustre of her bright eyes.
And rosy health that paints the cheek With richest crimson dye, And bids the heart of kindness speak From beauty's flashing eye, Soon, soon withdraws the blushing rose, And leaves the lily there: Bedims the lustre of the eye, And pales the cheek with care.