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We are but men; and what so many may do,
Cham. As I live,
If the king blame me for't, I'll lay ve all
And here ye lie baiting of bumbards, when
Port. You i'the camlet, get up o'the rail; I'll pick you o'er the pales else. [ereunt.
SCENE IV. THE PALACE.
Enter trumpets, sounding; then two Aldermen, Lord Mayor, Garter, Cranmer, Duke of Norfolk with his marshall's staff, Duke of Suffolk, two Noblemen bearing great standing-bowls, for the christening gifts; then four Noblemen bearing a canopy, under which the Duchess of Norfolk, Godmother, bearing the Child, richly habited in a mantle, &c. Train borne by a Lady; then follows the Marchioness of Dorset, the other Godmother, and Ladies. The troop pass once about the stage, and Garter speaks. Gart. Heaven, from thy endless goodness, send prosperous life, long, and ever happy, to the high and mighty princess of England, Elizabeth! Flourish. Enter King and Train. Cran. [kneeling.] And to your royal grace, and the good queen,
My noble partners, and myself, thus pray :All comfort, joy, in this most gracious lady, Heaven ever laid up to make parents happy, May hourly fall upon ye!
K. Hen. Thank you, good lord archbishop : What is her name?
In her days, every man shall eat in safety
Who, from the sacred ashes of her honour
That were the servants to this chosen infant,
And, like a mountain cedar, reach his branches To all the plains about him.-Our children's
Shall see this, and bless heaven.
K. Hen. Thou speakest wonders.
Cran. She shall be, to the happiness of England, An aged princess; many days shall see her, And yet no day without a deed to crown it. 'Would I had known no more! but she must die, She must, the saints must have her; yet a virgin, A most unspotted lily shall she pass
To the ground, and all the world shall mourn her. K. Hen. O lord archbishop,
ABJECTS, the lowest of subjects.
Bases, a kind of loose breeches. Per.
Abysm, abyss; Tempest, signifying there time long Bastard, a sweet Italian wine.
Accite, to call or summons.
Adam, the name of an outlaw, noted for his skill in
Adam Cupid, an allusion to the same person. R. & J.
Affect the letter, to practise alliteration. Love's Lab.
Affeered, a law-term for confirmed.
Affined, joined by affinity.
Afray, to affright.
Affront, sometimes, to face or confront.
Almain, a German.
Amazonian chin, a chin without a beard.
Ancient, an ensign, or standard-bearer.
Apple-John, species of apple that will keep for two
Approof,approbation, or sometimes proof, confirmation
Argal, a corruption of ergo, therefore.
Argosies, ships used in the seas of Italy.
Atomies, minute particles.
Attasked, taken to task, censured.
Afy, to betroth in marriage; also, to put trust in.
the tag of a point or lace; from aiguillettes.
Alder-liefest, dear above, or preferred to, all things; Benison, blessing.
from leve or lefe, dear, and alder, of all. A'life, at life.
Avaunt, away! vanish!
Aves, salutations, hailings.
Bate, strife or contention. Mer. Wives.
Bavin, brushwood, which, fired, burns fiercely, but is
Bawcock, a fondling or coaxing term.
Bay curtal, a bay docked horse.
Bay windows, bow windows.
Beadsmen, chaplains, or persons maintained by charity to pray for their benefactor.
Bear a brain, to have a perfect remembrance.
Beck, a salutation made with the head; in the North,
it means curtsying.
Becomed, becoming. Rom. and Jul.
Beldame, ancient mother. Hen. IV. 1st Part.
Bemoiled, bedraggled, bemired.
Ascapart, a giant.
A scaunt, askew, aside, sideways.
Aspersion, sprinkling. Temp.
Assay, to take the assay, applied to those who tasted Black-cornered night, night which is as obscure as a
wine for princes. Ham.-Test, Oth.. Assinego, an ass driver, a foolish fellow.
Astringer, a gentleman falconer; from austercus, a goshawk.
At point, completely armed.
Besmirch, to foul or dirty.
Beteem, to give or bestow, or to permit, deign, or suffer,
Bevy, a company, or number, originally applied to larks.
Bewray, betray, discover.
Bezonian, a term of reproach: from bisognoso, a needy person.
Bias cheek, swelling out like the bias of a bowl.
Bilbo, a Spanish blade, flexible and elastic; the best of
Bilboes, a bar of iron, with fetters annexed to it, by which refractory or negligent sailors were anciently linked together.
Bill, articles of accusation. Hen. VI. 1st Part
Bill, the old weapon of English infantry, still used by the watchmen in some towns.
Bin, is. Cym.
Bird-bolt, a short thick arrow without a point, used
Blacks, mourning made of stuffs of different colours dyed black.
Blaze, i. c. of youth, the spring of early life. All's Well.
Blank and level, mark and aim, terms of gunnery,
Blent, blended, mixed together.
Blurted, or blurt, an expression of contempt.
Bodge, to botch, or to budge. Hen. VI. 3d Part.
Boltered, bedaubed, begrimed.
Bolting-hutch, a wooden receptacle into which the meat is bolted.
Bombard, a barrel. Hen. IV. 1st Part.-Tem.
Borne in hand, deceived, imposed upon.
Bosky, woody: bosky acres, are fields divided by hedge rows; from boscus and bosquet.
Bots, worms in the stomach of a horse.-A bots light upon, an imprecation.
Bottled spider, a large, bloated, glossy spider.
Breeching, liable to school discipline.
Bring, attend or accompany. Hen. V.
Brize, the gad, or horse-fly.
Broach, to put on the spit, to transfix.
Brogues, a kind of shoes.
Broken-mouth, a mouth that has lost part of its teeth.
Broker, a matchmaker, a procuress.
Broker, deals as a broker.
Brooch, a trinket with a pin fixed to it.
Braying, an epithet applied to the sound of the trumpet, Carouses, drinks. harsh, grating. K. John.
Break, to begin. Tit. And,
Break up, to carve.
Breakwith, to break the matter to.
Breath, speech. K. John Timon-Exercise, Troilus and Case of lives, a set of lives, or pair of any thing.
Cased lion, a lion irritated by confinement. K. John
Cress. A slight exercise of arms, ibid. Breathing-courtsy, verbal compliment. Breeched, foully sheathed, or mired. Mac. Breed-bat, a breeder of strife.
Casques, or casks, helmets.
Cassock, a loose outward coat.
Brought, attended. Jul. Cæs.
Brow, i. e. of youth, the height of youth.
Brown bill, a kind of battle-axe affixed to a stick.
Brownist, a follower of Brown, a sectarian.
Bruising irons, an allusion to the ancient mace. R. III.
Brush, 1. e. of time, decay by time. Hen. VI. 2d Part.
Buckle, to bend, or yield to pressure.
Bully-rook, bully and thief.
Bumbard, a large vessel for holding drink.
Bung, a cut-purse.
Bunting, the name of a bird.
Burgonet, a helmet.
Burst, to break, or broken.
Butt-shaft, an arrow to shoot at butts with.
Caddis-garter, a kind of worsted garter.
Caddises, worsted lace.
Canker, the canker-rose, dog-rose, or hip. Much Ado.
Carlot, a peasant or churl; from carl.
Carpet knight, a term of reproach, spoken of one knighted in time of peace. Twel. Night.
Carriage, import Ham.
Case, skin. Twel. Night. Outside; to case, to run a fox down. All's Well.
Cheater, for escheatour, an officer in the Exchequer,
Cade, a barrel,
Cage, a prison. Hen. VI. 2d Part.
Cain-coloured, yellow; Cain was represented of that colour Cheveril, kid skin, soft leather.
Caitif, a prisoner, slave, or scoundrel.
Chewet, or chuet, a ple, a noisy, chattering bird, or a fai pudding. Hen, IV. 1st Part.
Calculate, to foretell or prophesy. Jul. Cas.
Chide, resound, re-echo, Hen, V-Mid. Night.
Caliver, a light kind of musket.
Callet, or Callat, a bad woman, witch, or drab.
Child, sometimes applied to knights and heroes. Lear.
Choppine, a high shoe or clog.
Camelot, a place where king Arthur is supposed to have Chopping, jabbering, talking glibly.
kept his court.
Canakin, a small cup or drinking vessel.
Canaries, the name of a brisk light dance; to canary, to Chrystals, eyes.
Chough, a bird of the jackdaw kind. French, chusas.
Chuck, chicken, a term of endcarment,
Circumstance, circumlocution, evasion. Oth
Cantle, a corner, or piece of any thing.
Ciack-dish, a beggar's dish.
Camour, a term in bell-ringing; making the bells cease,
Clapped the clout, hit the white mark.
Clean kam, awry.
Clerkly, like a scholar.
Cling, to dry or shrink up. Mac.
Clipt, twined around, embraced. Temp. Ant. and Cleo. &c. Crone, old worn-out woman.
Clutch, to clasp, or grasp.
Coasting, conciliating, inviting. Troil, and Cres.
Cockle, a weed which grows up with corn.
Cog, to falsify the dice, to lie.
Coigne of vantage, convenient corner
Coil, bustle, stir.
Collection, consequence or corollary. Cym. Ham.
Commend, commit, Mac. &c.
Committed, lain with. Oth.
Commodity, self-interest. Hen. IV. 2d Part.
Commonty, a comedy.
Companies, companions. Hen. V.
Concupy, a cant word for concupiscence.
Consent, used sometimes for will, Mac.
Contraction, marriage, contract.
Cry, a pack, or troop. Cor. Ham.
Cub-drawn, i. e. bear, one whose dugs are drawn dry.
Cockle-hat, cockle-shell-hat, such as pilgrims wore.
Coffin, ancient term for the raised crust of a pie. Tam. Curtail-dog, one which misses the game.
Curtle-are, a cutlass, broadsword.
Control, confute. Temp.
Convents, agrees, is convenient,
Daf, or Doff, to put off.
Collier, a term of reproach, from the impositions of coal- Damn, condemn. Jul. Cas.
Dank, wet, rotten.
Comart, a bargain.
Darkling, in the dark.
Combinate, betrothed, combined.
Darraign, range, put in order.
Corollary, surplus, one more than enough. Temp.
Corrigible, corrected. Ant. and Cleo.
Costard, a head.
Crack, a child. Hen. IV. 2d Port. Cor.
Crare, a small trading vessel.
Cote, to overtake. Ham
Counter-caster, one who reckons by counters.
Crash, to be merry over.
Craven, a degenerate, dispirited cock; cowardly, to make cowardly.
County, ancient term for a nobleman. Much Ado. Rom.
Credent, probable, credulous.
Cressets, a light set upon a beacon, from croissette, French
Cross-gartered, an article of puritanical dress.
Crownet, last purpose. Ant. and Cleo.
Cruel, worsted. Lear, applied to garters.
Coyed, condescended reluctantly.
Coystril, a coward cock, a paltry fellow.
Conker, a tailor, from cousu; or a cobbler, or sowter.
Crush, to drink. Rom, and Jul.
Crusado, a Portuguese coin.
Convey, steal, conveyance, theft. Mer. Wiv. and Hen. VI. Denayed, denied.
Deem, opinion, surmise. Troil, and Cres.
Defeat, to free, to disembarrass. All's Well
Deftly, adroitly, dexterously.
Delighted, spirit, accustomed to delight. Mca. for Mea
Denotements, indications, discoveries.
Depart and part, often synonymous.
Dibble, an instrument in gardening.
Coster-monger, a dealer in costers, or costards, a kind of Diet, to put under a regimen, to oblige to fast, or to loath
Diffused, wild, irregular, extravagant.
Disnatured, wanting natural affection.
Dispose, to make terms. A.t. and Cleo.
Dispute, talk over, reason upon, account for,
Deracinate, force up by the roots.
Descant, a term in music, or to harangue upon.
Deserved, deserving. Cor.
Detected, suspected or charged. Mea. for Mea.
Courser's-hair, alluding to the notion that the hair of a horse,
Courses, the mainsail and foresail. Temp.
Cowed, restrained, or made cowardly.
Cowlstaff, a staff for carrying a large tub or basket with two Disscat, displace.
Distained, unstained. Com. Er.
Distaste, to corrupt. Troil. and Orce.
Diverted, turned out of the course of nature.
Drumble, to act as confused and stupid.
Daf, See Daff
Don, to do on, put on.
Down gyved, hanging down like the loose cincture which Exhibition, allowance. Two. Gent, Uth. Lear.
Exorcism, in Shakspeare, generally means the raising of
Draw, sometimes used for with-draw.
Expect, expectation. Troll.
Drawn, swords drawn. Temp. A drawn for, one which is
Expedience, expedition. Hen. IV. 1st Part. &c.
Expostulate, inquire or discuss, Ham.
Driven bed, one for which the feathers are selected by driving with a fan.
Eager, sour, harsh. Hen. VI. 3d Part.
Eanlings, lambs just dropt.
Ear, to plough. Ant, and Cleo.
Dungy, of dung, earthy.
Dupped, did up, put up, opened.
Durance, some lasting kind of stuff. Hen. IV. 1st Part.
Easy, slight, inconsiderable, Hen. VI. 2d Part. Cor.
Ecstacy, alienation of mind. Temp. Much Ado.
Dump, a mournful elegy.
Dung, an obscene word, probably part of a proverb. Rom. Eyas and musket, are young hawks. and Jul.
Eyases, young nestlings. Ham,
End, still an end, generally.
Enfeoff, to invest with possession.
Embare, expose, display to view.
Excellent differences, distinguished exceller.cies.
Estimate, the rate at which I value. Cor.
Enmew, to force to lie in cover; a term in falconry.
Enshield, concealed, masked.
Entertainment, pay. Cor. Oth. Receive into service.
Entreatments, favours, or objects of entreaty.
Escoted, paid; from escot, shot, or reckoning.
Esperance, the motto of the Percy family.
Essential, real, existent. Oth.
Estimable, i. e. wonder esteeming wonder, or esteem and
Execute, sometimes for to use, or employ
Even, to make even, or represent plain. Lear
Exempt, independent, not under the control of Com, Er.
Factious, active. Jul. Cas
Faculty, exercise of power. Mac.
Faced, turned up with facings. Tam, Shrew.
Fain, fond. Hen. VI. 2d Part.
Effects, affects, affections. Mea. for Mea. Actions, Ham.
Fair, sometimes for fairness, beauty.
Eld, old person or persons.
Mer. Wiv. Decrepitude.
Fall, often used as an active verb: At fall, at an ebb. Tim.
Mea. for Mea.
Falsely, illegally, illegitimately. Mea. for Mea. Dis honestly, treacherously.
Familiar, a demon. Hen. VI. 2d Part.
Elvish marked, marked by elves.
Fantastical, of fancy, or imagination, Mac,
Far off guilty, guilty in a remote degree.
Farthel, or fardel, a bundle, a burthen.
Engaged, delivered as an hostage. Hen. IV. 1st Part.
Fear, sometimes to affright.
Engrossments, accumulations. Hen. IV. 2d Part.
Feat, to form, to model
Enmesh, inclose them all, from taking birds or fishes with Fee farm, a kiss in fee-farm, a long and unbounded meshes.
from a law phrase.
Teeders, low debauched servants.
Feeding, substance, or maintenance. Wint. Tale.
Feere, a companion, a husband.
Fell, skin, 1
Fell of hair, hairy part. Mac.
Jul. Feodary, an accomplice. Mea. for Mea. Cym
Festival terms, splendid phraseology.
Fine, to make showy or specious. Hen. V
Finer, for final. Hen, V.
Fine issues, great consequences.
Fineless, unbounded, endless.
Fire-drake, a serpent, a will-o'-the wisp.
First house, chief branch of the family
Hen. VI. 2d Part.
Fet, fetched, derived.
File, or list. Mac. &c.
Filed, defiled. Mac.
Finch egg, a term of reproach: a finch's egg is remarkably