Fleuron English surnames: essays

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Page 162 - Shallow. Sir Hugh, persuade me not; I will make a Star-chamber matter of it: if he were twenty sir John Falstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, esquire. Slender. In the county of Gloster, justice of peace, and coram. Shal. Ay, cousin Slender, and Custalorum. Slen. Ay, and
Page 97 - His lady's taen another mate; Sae we may mak our dinner sweet! O we'll sit on his bonny breist-bane, And we'll pyke out his bonny grey een ; Wi' ae lock o' his gowden hair, We'll theek our nest when it blaws bare! Many a ane for him maks mane, But none sail ken where
Page 163 - Slial. It is an old coat. Evans. The dozen white louses do become an old coat well; it agrees well, passant: 'it is a familiar beast to man and signifies — love. Shal. The luce is the fresh fish; the salt fish is an old coat. The
Page 163 - Ay that we do ; and have done any time these three hundred years. Slen. All his successors, gone before him, have done't; and all his ancestors, that come after him, may: they may give the dozen white luces in their
Page 62 - mete and his soupere. Ful many a fat partrich hadde he in mewe, And many a breme, and many a luce in stewe. Wo was his coke, but if his sauce were Poinant and sharpe, and ready all his gere. His table dormant in his halle alway Stode redy covered
Page 104 - called the Tabard (a herald's coat), and a very famous tavern it was too, which will never be forgotten so long as the name of Chaucer survives. " Befelle, that In that seson on a day In Southwerk at the TABARD
Page 237 - wood-cuts by Baxter, cloth, 2s THE FOLKESTONE FIERY SERPENT, together with the Humours of the DOVER MAYOR ; being an ancient Ballad full of Mystery and pleasant conceit, now first collected and printed from the various MS. copies in the possession of the inhabitants of the South-East coast of Kent, with Notes, 12mo. Is
Page 229 - VOCABULARY of EAST ANGLIA, an attempt to record the vulgar tongue of the twin sister counties, NORFOLK and SUFFOLK, as it existed in the last twenty years of the eighteenth century, and still exists; with proof of its antiquity from etymology and
Page 62 - in this compagnie; White was his herd, as is the dayesie. Of his complexion he was sanguin. Wei loved he by the morwe a sop in win[e] To liven in delit was ever his wone, For he was Epicure's owen sone, That held opinion that plein delit Was veraily felicite
Page 116 - be taken to the name of baptism, for that a man cannot have two names of baptism as he may have divers surnames." And again: " It is holden in our antient books that a man may have divers names at divers times, but not divers Christian names."*

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