perpend \pur-PEND\ (verb tr. and intr.) - To reflect upon; to consider; to ponder.
"Gentle Reader, perpend; but finish your breakfast first."
From Latin perpendere (to weigh thoroughly), from per- (thoroughly) + pendere (to weigh), ultimately from Indo-European root (s)pen- (to draw, to spin) that is also the source of pendulum, spider, pound, pansy, pendant, ponder, appendix, penthouse, depend, and spontaneous.