A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists

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Clarendon Press, 1914 - English language - 461 pages
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Page 95 - Spit, fire! spout, rain! Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters: I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness; I never gave you kingdom...
Page 332 - Ham. 0 that this too, too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew ! Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter.
Page 410 - All may of thee partake : Nothing can be so mean, Which with his tincture (for thy sake) Will not grow bright and clean. A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine : Who sweeps a room, as for thy laws, Makes that and th
Page 213 - A Washman is called a Palliard, but not of the right making. He vseth to lye in the hye way with lame or sore legs or armes to beg. These...
Page 276 - In courts and palaces he also reigns, And in luxurious cities, where the noise Of riot ascends above their loftiest towers, And injury, and outrage: and when night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
Page 266 - In Cotgrave's Dictionary, under the article Merelles, is the following explanation : ' Le Jeu des Merelles. The boyish game called merils, or Jivepenny morris : played here most commonly with stones, but in France with pawns, or men made on purpose, and termed merelles.
Page 196 - About the cart, hear, how the rout Of rural younglings raise the shout, Pressing before, some coming after, Those with a shout, and these with laughter: Some bless the cart, some kiss the sheaves, Some prank them up with oaken leaves...
Page 299 - Plymouth cloak,1 that's to say, like a rogue, in my hose and doublet, and a crabtree cudgel in my hand, and you swim in your satins?
Page 357 - Free. Shamming is telling you an insipid dull lie with a dull face, which the sly wag the author only laughs at himself; and making himself believe 'tis a good jest, puts the sham only upon himself.
Page 358 - Elyot himself has both words in juxtaposition in the text. In order to understand this technical term, we must refer to our old authority on such matters, Turbervile, who explains it as follows : 'Any thyng that is hung up is called a Sewel.

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