Webster 1913 Edition
The quality or state of being wanton; negligence of restraint; sportiveness; recklessness; lasciviousness.
The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and turn them into
Young gentlemen would be as sad as night
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Sportiveness; gaiety; frolicsomeness; waggery.
--As sad as night, only for wantonness.
2.Licentiousness; negligence of restraint.
The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and turn them into wantonness.
3.Lasciviousness; lewdness. Romans 8. II Peter 2.