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A glossary to the works of William Shakespeare - Page 31
by Alexander Dyce - 1902 - 570 pages
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1826 - 830 pages
...Hence to bid the base, to challenge to a contest. TG. 1,2. VA. with Malone XV. p. 31. Bases, plur. noun, a kind of embroidered mantle which hung down...the knees, or lower, worn by knights on horseback. P. 2, 1. Sometimes bases denoted the hose merely. Douce 111. of Sh. II, 125. derives it from the french...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens and E ...

William Shakespeare - History - 1826
...been a kind of loose breeches ; or, as Mr. Archdeacon Nares thinks, a kind of embroidered jiiiini I" which hung down from the middle to about the knees or lower, and worn by knights on horseback. See his " Glossary," II ii. 1882. 3 the triumph ?] A triumph, in...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare, William Harness - Drama - 1830
...Thai. It pleaseth you, my father, to express My commendations great, whose merit's less. .bases,] ie A kind of embroidered mantle which hung down from the middle to about the knees or lower, and worn by knights on horseback. NARES' Glouary. f the triumph ?] ie In the language of Shakspeare's...
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Hudibras, Volume 1

Samuel Butler, Treadway Russell Nash - 1835
...armour which warriors wore on their hands, and lower part of their arms. [Bases, a mantle which hung from the middle to about the knees or lower, worn by knights on horseback.] His apron reached the ground, and is therefore called bases. voL. I. K And round blunt truncheon by...
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Hudibras; with notes by T.R. Nash, Volume 1

Samuel Butler, Hudibras (fict.name.) - 1835
...armour which warriors wore on their hands, and lower part of their arms. [Bases, a mantle which hung from the middle to about the knees or lower, worn by knights on horseback.] His apron reached the ground, and is therefore called bases. 130 HUDIBRAS. [PART i. And round blunt...
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The dramatic works of Massinger and Ford, Volume 1

Philip Massinger, John Ford - English drama - 1840 - 450 pages
...ended" Bate* i your petticoat serves for base* to this warrior, {" The Picture." act ii. scene 1.), a kind of embroidered mantle, which hung down from...the knees, or lower, worn by knights on horseback Basket, the ,- Go to the basket, and repent, (" The Fatal Dowry." act т. eoeno l.)t the basket in...
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The dramatic works of Massinger and Ford, with an intr. by H. Coleridge. [2 ...

Philip Massinger, John Ford - 1840
...warrior, (" The Picture," act . scene 1.), a kind of embroidered mantle, which hung down frum tho middle to about the knees, or lower, worn by knights on horseback Batket, the .- Go to the basket, and repent, t" The Fatal Dowry," act v. scene 1.), the basket in which...
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Remarks on mr. J. P. Collier's and mr. C. Knight's editions of Shakespeare

Alexander Dyce - 1843
...? The word is rightly explained by Nares, " a kind of embroidered mantle which hung down from about the middle to about the knees or lower, worn by knights on horseback :" see Gloss, in v. SCENE 4. C. p. 305 ; K. p. 81. " Hel. Try honour's cause ; forbear your suffrages...
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Costume in England: a history of dress from the earliest period till the ...

Frederick William Fairholt - Clothing and dress - 1846 - 618 pages
...twisted or ornamentally enwreathed handle, as well as a " sylver schape." BASES. According to Narcs, " a kind of embroidered mantle, which hung down from...the knees, or lower, worn by knights on horseback." The shirts of the dress were also so termed ; for in an inventory of Henry VIII. 's apparel, Harleian...
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A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases ..., Volume 1

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - English language - 1847 - 960 pages
...Sjienscr. BASE-RING. The ring of a cannon next behind the touch-hole. BASES. Defined by Nares to be, " a kind of embroidered mantle which hung down from...the knees or lower, worn by knights on horseback." Writers of the seventeenth century seem occasionally to apply the term to any kind of skirts, and sometimes...
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