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There will we sit upon the rocks,
And see the shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow rivers, by whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
There will I make thee a bed of roses,
With a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroider'd all with leaves of myrtle.
A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs;
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Then live with me and be my love.
If that the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy love.
As it fell upon a day
In the merry month of May,
Sitting in a pleasant shade
Which a grove of myrtles made,
Beasts did leap, and birds did sing,
Trees did grow, and plants did spring.
Every thing did banish moan,
Save the nightingale alone:
She, poor bird, as all forlorn,
Lean'd her breast up-till a thorn,
And there sung the dolefull'st ditty,
That to hear it was great pity:
'Fie, fie, fie,' now would she cry;
'Tereu, tereu!' by and by;
That to hear her so complain,
Scarce I could from tears refrain;
For her griefs, so lively shown,
Made me think upon mine own.
Ah, thought I, thou mourn'st in vain!
None takes pity on thy pain:
Senseless trees they cannot hear thee;
Ruthless beasts they will not cheer thee:
King Pandion he is dead;
All thy friends are lapp'd in lead;
All thy fellow birds do sing,
Careless of thy sorrowing.
Even so, poor bird, like thee,
None alive will pity me.
Whilst as fickle Fortune smiled,
Thou and I were both beguiled.
Every one that flatters thee
Is no friend in misery.
Words are easy, like the wind;
Faithful friends are hard to find:
Every man will be thy friend
Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend;
But if store of crowns be scant,
No man will supply thy want.
If that one be prodigal,
Bountiful they will him call,
And with such-like flattering,
'Pity but he were a king;'
GLOSSARY TO SHAKESPEARE'S WORKS.
ABATE, v.t. to shorten. M. N's Dr. III 2. To
cast down. Cor. III. 3. To blunt. R. III. v. 4.
Abatement, sb. diminution. Lear, 1. 4.
Abide, v.i. to sojourn. Wint. Tale, IV. 3. v.t. to
expiate (a corruption of 'Aby'). J. Č. III. 1;
Ibid. III. 2.
Anchor, sb. an anchorite, hermit. Ham. III. 2.
Ancient, sb. an ensign-bearer. 1 H. IV. IV. 2.
Angel, sb. a coin, so called because it bore the
image of an angel. Merry Wives, I. 3.
Anight, adv. by night. As you Like it, II. 4.
Answer, sb. retaliation. Cym. v. 3.
Anthropophaginian, sb. a cannibal. Merry Wives,
Able, v.t. to uphold. Lear, Iv. 6.
Abridgement, sb. a short play. Ham. II. 2.
Abrook, v. t. to brook, abide. 2 H. VI. II. 4.
Absey-Book, sb. a primer. John, I. I.
Absolute, adj. positive, certain. Cym. iv. 2;
Ham. v. 2. Complete. Temp. I. 2.
Abuse, v.t. to deceive. Lear, IV. 7.
Abuse, sb. deception. M. for M. v. 1.
Aby, v.t. to expiate a fault. M. N's Dr. III. 2.
Abysm, sb. abyss. Temp. 1. 2.
Accite, v.t. to cite, summon. 2 H. IV. v. 2.
Accuse, sb. accusation. 2 H. VI. III. 1.
Achieve, v. to obtain. H. V. IV. 3.
Acknown,p.p. ' to be acknown' is to acknowledge.
Oth. III. 3.
Acquittance, sb. a receipt or discharge. Ham. IV. 2.
Action-taking, adj. litigious. Lear, II. 2.
Acture, sb. action. Lover's Com. 185.
Addition, sb. title, attribute. All's Well, 11. 3;
T. & Cr. I. 2.
Address, v.r. to prepare oneself. 2 H. VI. v. 2;
Ham. I. 2.
Addressed, part. prepared. L's L's L. II. I.
Advance, v.t. to prefer, promote to honour.
Tim. I. 2.
Advertisement, sb. admonition. Much Ado, &c.
Advertising, pr. p. attentive. M. for M. v. 1.
Advice, sb. consideration, discretion. Two Gent.
II. 4; M. for M. v. 1.
Advise, v. sometimes neuter, sometimes reflective,
to consider, reflect. Tw. N. IV. 2.
Advised, p.p. considerate. Com. of E. v. 1.
Advocation, sb. pleading, advocacy. Oth. III. 4.
Afeard, adj. afraid. Merry Wives, III. 4.
Affect, v.t. to love. Merry Wives, II. I.
Affeered, p. p. assessed, confirmed. Mac. iv. 3.
Afront, adv. in front. 1 H. IV. II. 4.
Affy, v.t. to affiance. 2 H. VI. IV. 1. To trust.
T. A. I. I
A-hold, adj. a sea-term. Temp. I. I.
Aiery, so. the nest of a bird of prey. R. III. 1. 3.
Aim, sb. a guess. Two Gént. III. 1.
Alder-liefest, adj. most loved of all. 2 H. VI. 1. 1.
Ale, sb. alehouse. Two Gent. II. 5.
Allow, v. to approve. Tw. N. 1. 2.
Allowance, so. approval. Cor. III. 2.
Ames-ace, sb. two aces, the lowest throw of the
dice. All's Well, 11. 3.
Amort, adj. dead, dejected.
An, conj. if. Much Ado, I. 1.
Tam. of S. IV. 3.
Antick, sb. the fool in the old plays. R. II. 111. 2.
Antre, sb. a cave. Oth. 1. 3.
Apparent, sb. heir-apparent. Wint. Tale, 1. 2.
Appeal, sb. accusation. M. for M. v. 1.
Appeal, v.t. to accuse. R. II. 1. 1.
Appeared, p. p. made apparent. Cor. IV. 3.
Apple-John, sb. a kind of apple. 1 Hen. IV. III. 3.
Appointment, so. preparation. M. for M. III. 1.
Apprehension, sb. opinion. Much Ado, III. 4.
Apprehensive, adj. apt to apprehend or under-
stand. J. C. III. I.
Approbation, sb. probation. Cym. 1. 5.
Approof, sb. approbation, proof. All's Well, 1. 2;
Temp. 11. 5.
Approve, v.t. to prove. R. II. 1. 3.
make good. Lear, II. 4.
Approver, sb. one who proves or tries. Cym. 11. 4.
Arch, sb. chief. Lear, II. 1.
Argal, a ridiculous word intended for the Latin
ergo. Ham. v. I.
Argentine, adj. silver. Per. v. 2.
Argier, sb. Algiers. Temp. 1. 2.
Argosy, sb. originally a vessel of Ragusa or Ra-
gosa, a Ragosine; hence any ship of burden.
M. of V. I. I.
Argument, sẻ. subject. Much Ado, II. 3.
Armigero, a mistake for Armiger, the Latin for
Esquire. Merry Wives, I. 1.
Aroint, v.r. found only in the imperat. mood,
get thee gone. Mac. I. 3; Lear, III. 4.
A-row, adv. in a row, Com. of E. v. 1.
Articulate, v.i. to enter into articles of agree-
ment. Cor. 1. 9. v.t. to exhibit in articles.
1 H. IV. v. I.
Ask, v.t. to require. 2 H. VI. 1. 2.
Aspect, sb. regard, looks. A. & C. 1. 5.
Aspersion, sb. sprinkling; hence blessing, because
before the Reformation benediction was gene-
rally accompanied by the sprinkling of holy
water. Temp. III. 3.
Assay, sb. attempt. M. for M. III. I.
Assay, v. t. to attempt, test, make proof of. Merry
Wives, II. 1.
Assinego, sb. an ass. T. & Cr. II. 1.
Assubjugate, v.t. to subjugate. T. & Cr. II. 3.
Assurance, sb. deed of assurance. Tam. of S. IV. 2.
Assured, p.p. betrothed. Com. of E. 111. 2.
Atomy, sb. an atom. As you Like it, III. 2. Used
in contempt of a small person. 2 H. IV. v. 4.
Atone, v.t. to put people at one, to reconcile.
R. II. I. I. v.i. to agree. Cor. iv. 6.
Attach, v.t. to seize, lay hold on. Temp. III. 3;
Com. of E. IV. I.
Attasked, p.p. taken to task, reprehended. Lear,
Attend, v. t. to listen to. Temp. 1. 2; M. of V. Be-moiled, .p. daubed with dirt. Tam. of S.
Attent, adj. attentive. Ham. 1. 2.
Attorney, so. an agent. R. III. IV. 4.
Attorney, v.. to employ as an agent. M. for M.
V. I. To perform by an agent. Wint. Tale, 1. 1.
Audacious, adj. spirited, daring, but without any
note of blame attached to it. L's L's L. v. 1.
Augur, sb. augury. Mac. III. 4.
Authentic, adj. clothed with authority. Merry
Wives, II. 2.
Avaunt, int. be gone, a word of abhorrence.
Com. of E. IV. 3.
Ave, int. the Latin for hail; hence acclamation.
M. for M. I. I.
Ave-Mary, sb. the angelic salutation addressed to
the B. Virgin Mary. 2 H. VI. 1. 3.
Averring, pr. p. confirming. Cym. v. 5.
Awful, adj. worshipful. Two Gent. IV. 1.
Awkward, adj. contrary. 2 H. VI. 111. 2.
Baccare, int. keep back. Tam. of S. II. 1.
Backward, so. the hinder part; hence, when ap-
plied to time, the past. Temp. 1. 2.
Balked, pp. heaped, as on a ridge. 1 H. IV. 1. 1.
Ballow, sb. a cudgel. Lear, Iv. 6.
Balm, sb. the oil of consecration. R. II. iv. 1;
3 H. VI. III. I.
Ban, v.. to curse. Lucr. 1460.
Bank, v.t. to sail by the banks. John, v. 2.
Barm, sb. yeast. M. N's Dr. II. 1.
Barn, sb. a child. 1 H. IV. II. 3.
Barnacle, sb. a shell-fish, supposed to produce the
sea-bird of the same name. Temp. IV. 1.
Base, sb. a game, sometimes called Prisoners'
base. Cym. v. 3.
Bases, so. an embroidered mantle worn by
knights on horseback, and reaching from the
middle to below the knees. Per. II. I.
Basilisk, sb. a kind of ordnance. 1 H. IV. IV. 3.
Basta, int. (Italian) enough. Tam. of S. 1. 1.
Bastard, sb. raisin wine. M. for M. II. 2.
Bat-fowling, part, catching birds with a clap-net
by night. Temp. II. 1.
Bate, v.i. to flutter, as a hawk. 1 H. IV. IV. 1.
Bate, v. t. to except. Temp. II. 1. To abate. Much
Ado, II. 3.
Batlet, sb. a small bat, used for beating clothes.
As you Like it, II. 4.
Battle, sb. army. 1 H. IV. IV. 1.
Bavin, sb. used as an adj. a piece of waste wood,
applied contemptuously to anything worthless.
1 H. IV. III. 2.
Bawcock, so. a fine fellow. Tw. N. III. 4.
Bay, sb. the space between the main timbers of
the roof. M. for M. II. 1.
Beadsman, sb. one who bids bedes, that is,
prays prayers for another. Two Gent. I. I.
Bearing-cloth, sb. a rich cloth in which children
were wrapt at their christening. Wint. Tale,
Beat, v.. to flutter as a falcon, to meditate, con-
sider earnestly. Temp. 1. 2.
Beaver, sb. the lower part of a helmet. 1 H. IV.
Beetle, so. a mallet. 2 H. IV. 1. 2.
Being, so. dwelling. Cym. I. 6.
Being, conj. since, inasmuch as. A. & C. 111. 6.
Be-mete, v.t. to measure. Tam. of S. Iv. 3.
Bending, pr. p. stooping under a weight. H. V. v. Chorus.
Benvenuto, sb. (Italian), welcome. L's L's L. IV.2.
Bergomask, adj. a rustic dance. M. N's Dr. v. I.
Beshrew, int. evil befal. Com. of E. II. 1.
Bestraught, p.p. distraught, distracted. Induct.
to Tam. of S.
Beteem, v.t. to pour out. M. N's Dr. I. 1.
Betid, pp. happened. Temp. I. 2.
Bezonian, sb. a beggarly fellow. 2 H. IV. v. 3.
Biding, sb. abiding-place. Lear, iv. 6.
Biggen, sb. a night-cap. 2 H. IV. IV. 5.
Bilberry, sb. the whortleberry. Merry Wives, v. 5.
Bilbo, sb. a sword, from Bilboa, a town in Spain
where they were made. Merry Wives, 1. 1.
Bilboes, sb. fetters or stocks. Ham. v. 2.
Bill, sb. a bill-hook, a weapon. Much Ado, III. 3.
Bin been, are. Cym. II. 3.
Bird-bolt, sb. a bolt to be shot from a crossbow at
birds. Much Ado, I. 1.
Birding, part. hawking at partridges. Merry
Wives, III. 3.
Bisson, adj. blind. Cor. II. 1.
Blank, sb. the white mark in the middle of a target; hence, metaphorically, that which is aimed at. Wint. Tale, II. 3.
Blench, v.i. to start aside, flinch. M. for M. IV. 5.
Blent, p.p. blended. M. of V. 111. 2.
Blood-boltered, part. smeared with blood. Mac.
Blow, v.t. to inflate. Tw. N. 11. 5.
Board, v.t. to accost. Tam. of S. 1. 2.
Bob, sb. a blow, metaph. a sarcasm. As you Like
it, II. 7.
Bob, v. t. to strike, metaph. to ridicule, or to obtain
by raillery. T. & Cr. III. 1; Oth. v. I.
Bodge, v. to botch, bungle. 3 H. VI. 1. 4.
Bodikin, sb. a corrupt word used as an oath.
'Od's Bodikin, God's little Body. Ham. 11. 2.
Boitier vert (French), green box. Merry Wives,
Bold, v.t. to embolden. Lear, V. I..
Bollen, adj. swollen. Lucr. 1417.
Bolter, sb. a sieve. 1 H. IV. III. 3.
Bolted, p.p. sifted, refined. H. V. 11. 2.
Bolting-hutch, sb. a hutch in which meal was
sifted. H. IV. 11. 4.
Bombard, sb. a barrel, a drunkard. Temp. 11. 2.
Bombast, sb. padding. L's L's L. v. 2.
Bona-roba, sb. a harlot. 2 H. IV. 111. 2.
Bond, so. that to which one is bound. Lear, 1. 1.
Book, sb. a paper of conditions. 1 H. IV. III. 1.
Boot, sb. help, use. Tam. of S. v. 2.
Boot, v.t. to help, to avail. Two Gent. I. 1.
Bootless, adj. without boot or advantage, useless.
Temp. 1. 2.
Boots, sb. bots, a kind of worm. Two Gent. 1. 1.
Bore, sb. calibre of a gun; hence, metaph. size,
weight, importance. Ham. IV. 6.
Bosky, adj. covered with underwood. Temp.
Bosom, sb. wish, heart's desire. M. for M. Iv. 3.
Bots, sb. worms which infest horses. 1 H. IV. 11. 1.
Bourn, so. a boundary. Wint. Tale, 1. 2. A brook.
Lear, III. 6.
Brace, so. armour for the arm, state of defenco.
Oth. 1. 3; Per. II. 1.
Brach, sb. a hound bitch. Induc. to Tam. of S.
Braid, adj. deceitful. All's Well, iv. 2.
Brave, adj. handsome, well-dressed. Temp. 1. 2.
Brave, sb. boast. John, v. 2.
Bravery, sb. finery. Tam. of S. IV. 3. Boastfulness. Ham. v. 2.
Brawl, sb. a kind of dance. L's L's L. III. I.
Breed-bate, sb. a breeder of debate, a fomenter of
quarrels. Merry Wives, 1. 4.
Breast, sb. voice. Tw. N. 11. 3.
Breathe, v.t. to exercise. All's Well, 11. 3.
Breathing, pr. p. exercising. Ham. v. 2.
Breeching, adj. liable to be whipt. Tam. of S. III. I.
Breese, sb. the gadfly. A. & C. III. 8.
Bribe-buck, so. a buck given away in presents.
Merry Wives, v. 5.
Bring, v. t. to attend one on a journey. M. for M. I. 1.
Brock, so. a badger, a term of contempt. Tw. N.
Broke, v.i. to act as a procurer. All's Well, 11. 5.
Broken, p. p. having lost some teeth by age.
All's Well, II. 3.
Broken music, the music of stringed instruments.
T. & Cr. III. I.
Broker, sb. an agent. Two Gent. I. 2.
Brotherhood, sb. trading company. T. & Cr. 1. 3.
Brownist, sb. a sectary, a follower of Brown, the
founder of the Independents. Tw. N. III. 2.
Bruit, sb. noise, report, rumour. 3 H. VI. iv. 7.
Bruit, vt. to noise abroad. Mac. v. 7.
Brush, sb. rude assault. 2 H. VI. v. 3; Tim. IV. 3.
Buck, sb. suds or lye for washing clothes in. Merry
Wives, III. 3: 2 H. VI. IV. 2.
Buck-basket, sb. the basket in which clothes are
carried to the wash. Merry Wives, III. 5.
Bucking, sh. washing. Merry Wives, 111. 3.
Buck-washing, sb. washing in lye. Merry Wives,
Bug, sb. a bugbear, a spectre. 3 H. VI. v. 2;
Cym. v. 3.
Bully-rook, sb. a bragging cheater. Merry Wives,
Canakin, sb. a little can. Oth. 11. 3.
Canker, sb. a caterpillar. Two Gent. 1. I.
dog-rose. Much Ado, 1. 3.
Canstick, sb. a candlestick. 1 Hen. IV. III. I.
Cantle, sb. a slice, corner. 1 H. IV. 111. 1.
Canton, sb. a canto. Tw. N. 1. 5.
Canvas, v.t. to sift; hence, metaphorically, to prove.
2 H. IV. II. 4.
Capable, adj. subject to. John, III. 1. Intelligent.
T. & Cr. III. 3. Capable of inheriting. Lear,
11. 1. Ample, capacious. Oth. III. 3.
Capitulate, v.. make head. 1 H. IV. II. 2.
Capocchia, sb. a simpleton. T. & Cr. IV. 2.
Capricio, so. (Italian) caprice. All's Well, 11. 3.
Capricious, adj. lascivious. As you Like it, 111. 3.
Captious, adj. capacious. All's Well, 1. 3.
Carack, sb. a large ship of burden. Com. of E. III. 2.
Carbonado, sb. meat scotched for broiling. 1 H.
IV. v. 3.
Carbonado, v. t. to scotch for broiling. Lear, II. 2.
Card, sb. the paper on which the points of the
compass are marked under the mariner's needle.
Ham. v. I.
Burgonet, sb. a kind of helmet. 2 H. VI. v. I.
Burst, v.t. to break. Ind. to Tam. of S.
Busky, adj. bushy. 1 H. IV. v. 1.
Cease, p. p. put off, made to cease. Tim. II. I.
Censure, sb. judgement. 1 H. VI. II. 3.
Censure, v.t. to judge, criticise. Two Gent. I. 2.
Butt-shaft, sb. a light arrow for shooting at a butt. Century, sb. a hundred of any thing, whether men,
L's L's L. 1. 2.
Buxom, adj. obedient. H. V. III. 6.
By'rlakin, int. by our little Lady: an oath.
M. N's Dr. III. I.
Careire, sb. the curvetting of a horse. Merry
Wives, I. I.
Carkanet, sb. a necklace. Com. of E. III. 1.
Carl, sb. a churl. Cym. v. 2.
Carlot, sb. a churl. As you Like it, II. 5.
Castilian, sb. a native of Castile; used as a cant
term. Merry Wives, 11. 3.
Castiliano vulgo, a cant term, meaning, appa-
rently, to use discreet language. Tw. N. 1. 3.
Cataian, adj. a native of Cathay, a cant word.
Tw. N. II. 3.
Catling, sb. cat-gut. T. & Cr. III. 3.
Cavalero, sb. a cavalier, gentleman. 2 H. IV. v. 3.
Caviare, sb. the roe of sturgeon pickled; metaph.
a delicacy not appreciated by the vulgar. Ham.
Cautel, sb. deceit. Ham. 1. 3.
Cautelous, adj. insidious. Cor. IV. 1.
Cease, sb. decease. Ham. 111. 3.
prayers, or anything else. Cor. 1. 7; Cym. IV. 2. Ceremony, sb. a ceremonial vestment, religious rite, or anything ceremonial. J. C. i. 1; Mac.
Certes, adv. certainly. Oth. I. I.
Cess, sb. rate, reckoning. 1 H. IV. II. 1.
Chace, sb. a term at tennis. H. V. 1. 2.
Chamber, sb. a species of great gun. 2 H. IV. II. 4.
Chamberer, sb. an effeminate man. Oth. III. 3.
Chanson, sb. a song. Ham. 11. 2.
Charact, so. affected quality. M. for M. v. 1.
Character, sb. a letter, handwriting. Lear, 1. 2.
Character, v.t. to carve or engrave. Two Gent.
11. 7; Ham. I. 3.
Charactery, so. handwriting. Merry Wives, v. 5.
That which is written. J. C. II. 1.
Chare, sb. a turn of work. A. & C. IV. 13.
Charge-house, sb. a free-school. L's L's L. V. I.
Charles' wain, sb. the constellation called also
Ursa Major, or the Great Bear. 1 H. IV. II. I.
Charneco, sb. a species of sweet wine. 2 H. VI.
Chaudron, sẻ. entrails. Mac. IV. I.