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heeze, to tease, to currycomb. *"hill-horse, shaft-horse. Was 'ick, to pitch. *** **ick-axes, fingers. to ‘icked, foppish. # * *ickers, | hands. * *icking, insignificant. * ...”ickt-hatch, a place noted for bro. . thels. * - 'ick-thank, a parasite. ...”iece, a contemptuous term for a * woman. ... *ied ninny, a fool. Pieled, shaven. Pight, pitched, fixed. ," Pilcher, the scabbard. Piled, deprived of hair. * - Pilled, pillaged. * Pin, a term in archery. * Pin and web, disorder of the eye. o Pinfold, a pound. *** Pix, the box that contains the host. * Place, a mansion. * Placket, a petticoat. Plague, punish. "Plainly, openly. ** Plaited, complicated. or Plantage, plantain. * Planched, made of planks. or Plant, the foot. *** Plates, silver money. "ra Platforms, schemes. 'r r Plausive, gracious, applauded. * Plurisy, plethory. ... - Pleached, folded. * Plot, portion. * Point, negative. ... = Point, hooks used to fasten up -- - breeches. ... • Point-de-vice, exactly. ... • Points, tags to laces. -- Poize, weight. r_- Polack, a Polander. ... Polled, bared. ... • Pomander, a perfume ball - Pomewater, an apple. Poor-john, salted fish. ... Popinjay, a parrot. e Popularity, intercourse with the * * vulgar. - Porpentine, porcupine. Port, deportment. Port, a gate. Portable, bearable. Portance, behaviour. Possess, to inform. Potch, to push. , Potents, potentates. Poulter, poulterer. Pouncet-box, a perfume-box. Power, an army. IPractise, stratăgems. Prank, to adorn. Precept, a justice's warrant. Precisian, a puritan. Preeches, flogged. Prefer, to offer. Pregnant, ready. Prenominate, fore-named. Prest, ready. Pretend, to intend. Prevent, to anticipate, Pricket, a buck of the second year. Prig, to pilfer. Prime, sprightliness of youth. Primer, of more consequence. Primero, a game at cards.
Princox, a coxcomb. Probal, probable.
Quail, to sink, to faint, to be van
quished. Quaint, fantastical, also graceful. Quaintly, skilfully. Quaint-mazes, a game. Quaked, terrified. Quality, confederates; condition. Quarrel, a quarreller. Quarry, the game after it is killed. Quart d'écu, the fourth of a French
R, dog's letter.
Rag, an opprobrious epithet.
clouds. Racking, in rapid motion.
Rive, to burst, to fire. Romage, rummage, bustle.
Ronyon, a drab.
Sacarson, the name of a bear.
Septentrion, the north.
| Snuffs, dislikes.
Springhalt, a disease of hor
Table, the palm of the hand.
Thewes, muscular strength.
warp. Thrummed, made of coarsewoollen Tib, a strumpet. Tickle, ticklish. Tickle-brain, a strong drink. Tilly-vally, pooh! Tilth, tillage. Timeless, untinely. Tinct, tincture. Tire, head-dress. Tire, to fasten. Tire, to be idly employed on. Tired, adorned. Tire-valiant, a head-dress. Tirra-lirra, the song of the lark. Toged, habited. +. spotted. Tolling, taking toll. Topless, supreme. Topple, to tumble. Touches, features. Toward, in readiness. Toys, whims, rumours. Toze, to unravel. Trade, established custom. Tradition, traditional usages. Trail, scent left by game. Traitress, a term of endearment. Trammel, to catch. Tranect, a ferry or sluice. Translate, to transform. Trash, to check. Traverse, to march. Traversed, across. Tray-trip, a game at draughts. Treachers, traitors. Trenched, carved. Trick, peculiarity of feature. Trick, to dress out. Tricking, dress. Tricksy, adroit. Trigon, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius in the Zodiac. Trip, to defeat. Triple, one of three. Triumphs, revels. Trojan, cant term for thief. +. -dames, the game of nine holes. Troll, to sing trippingly. Trossers, trousers. Trot, a term of contempt. Trow, to imagine. Truly-good, or turlupin, a gipsy. Trundle-tail, a dog. Trusted, thrusted. Try conclusions, try experiments. Tub-fast, the sweating process in the venereal disease. Tucket, or tucket sonnuance, a flourish on a trumpet. Tup, a ram. Tup, to cover an ewe. Turre, to whisper. Turlygood, or Turlupin, a gipsy.
Twangling jack, a scurvy musician
Twicken-bottle, a wickered bottle
U. Umber, a dusky-coloured earth. Umbered, discoloured. Unaccustomed, unseemly. Unaneled, without extreme unction Unavoided, unavoidable. Unbarbed, beardless, unshaven. Unbated, not blunted. Unbitted, unbridled. Unbolt, to explain. Unbolted, coarse. Unbonetted, without dignities. Unbookish, unlearned. Unbreathed, unpractised. Uncape, to dig out, a term in foxhunting. Uncharged, unattacked. Unclew, to unwind. Uncoined, unrefined, unadorned. Unconfirmed, unpractised in worldly craft. Uncurrent, irregular. Undercraft, to wear beneath the crest. Under-skinker, a tapster. Understand, stand under. Undertaker, the defender of another's quarrel. Underwrite, to subscribe, to obey. Uneath, scarcely. Unexpressive, inexpressible. Unfair, to deprive of beauty. Ungenitured, without genitals. Unhaired, youthful. Unhappy, unlucky, mischievous. Unhoused, free from domestic cares. Unhouselled, without having the Sacrament. Union, a species of pearl. Unkind, unnatural. Unlived, lifeless. Unlustrous, without lustre. Unmanned, a term in falconry. Unmastered, licentious. Unowed, unowned. Unpregnant, not quickened. Unproper, common. Unqualitied, unmanned. Unquestionable, averse to conversation. Unready, undrest. Unrespective, inconsiderate. Unrest, disquiet. Unrough, beardless. Unsisting, unresisting, unfeeling. Unsmirched, undefiled. Unsquared, unadapted. Unstanched, incontinent. Untempering, not softening. Untented, not probed, virulent. Untraded, not in common use. Untrimmed, undrest. Upspring, a dance. Unvalued, invaluable.
Vail, to bow, to sink, to conde
scend to look. Vailing, lowering. Vain, vanity. Vain, lying. Valance, fringed with a beard. Vanity, illusion. Vantage, opportunity, advantage.
Vanthrace, armour for the arm.
- W. Wast, to beckon. Wage, to combat. Wages, is equal to. Waist, that part of a ship between
the quarter deck and the fore
castle. Waist, the middle. Walk, a district in a forest. Wanned, pale. Wannion, vengeance. Ward, posture of defence. Ward, guardianship. Warden, a pear. Warn, summon. Wassel candle, candle used at
festivals. Wassels, rustic revelry.
Watch, a watch-light.
man. Wappened, decayed, diseased. Warder, a sentinel. Warp, to change from the natural state. Wee, very little. Weeds, clothing. Ween, to imagine. Weigh, to value or esteem. Weird, prophetic. Welkin, the sky. Welkin-eye, blue eye. Well-a-near! lack-a-day! Well-liking, plump, Wend, to go. Westwardhoe, the name of a play acted in Shakspeare's time. Wether, used for a ram. Wear, the fashion. Whelked, varied with protuberances. Whe’r, whether. Where, whereas. Whiffler, an officer in processions. Whiles, until. Whinidst, mouldy. Whip, the crack, the best. Whipstock, the carter's whip. Whirring, hurrying. Whist, being silent. White, the white mark in the tar
whitial, the green sickness. Whiting-time, bleaching time. Whitsters, linen bleachers. Whittle, a pocket knife. Whooping, measure and reckon
Ing. widomote from. Wilderness, wildness. Will, wilfulness. Wimple, a hood or veil. Winchester Goose, a strumpet. Winking-gates, gates hastily
closed from fear of danger. Winnowed, examined. Winter-ground, to protect against
Wis, to know.
T o EXPLANATORY NOTES. . , ** A rotten carcass of a boat.”—Act I.Sc. 2.
Shakspeare might have read the following in - Holinshed:—“After this, was Edwin, the king's ** rother, accused of some conspiracie by him begun 7-gainst the king: whereupon he was banished the * and ; and sent out in an old rotten vessel, without * - oncers or mariner, onlie accompanied with one es* - I uier: so that being launched forth from the shore, F - hrough despaire, Edwin leapt into the sea, and os-irowned himself.” - “Setebos.”—Act I.Sc. 2. We learn from Magellan's Voyages, that Setebos "I was the supreme god of the Patagons. This fabulous deity is also mentioned in so Voyages, 1598. Barbot says, “The Patagons are reported to dread a great horned devil, called Se*- rebos.” And, in Eden's Historye of Travayle, ** 1577, we are told, that the giantes, when they ** sound themselves fettered, roared like bulls, and * - cried upon Setebos to help them.
-- For no kind of traffic Would I admit, no name of magistrate.”—Act II.Sc.1. Shakspeare has here followed a passage in Mon1. taigne, as translated by John Florio, 1003:—“It i., is a nation that hath no kind of trafficke, no knowtedise of letters, no intelligence of numbers, no name of magistrate, nor of politic superioritie; no use of service, of riches, or of povertie; no contracts, no ... ... successions, no partitions, no occupation, but idle; * no respect of kindred but common; no apparel but natural ; no use of wine, corn, or metal. The very words that import lying, falsehood, treason, dissimulations, covetousness, envie, detraction, and pardon, were never heard amongst them.”
“Sometime like apes, that move and chatter at me,
like an hedge-hog.”—Dot CE. “A dead Indian.”— Act II. Sc. 2. Sir Martin Frobisher, when he returned from his voyage of discovery, brought with him some native Indians. In his History of the First Voyage for the Discoverie of Cataya, we have the following account of a savage taken by him — “Whereupon, when he sounde himself in captivitie, for very choler and disdain, he bit his tong in twaine, within his mouth : notwithstanding, he died not thereof, but lived untill he came in Englande, and then he died of colde, which he had taken at sea.”—STEEv ENs. “Nor scrape trenchering.”—Act III. Sc. I. In our author's time, trenchers were in general use, and male domestics were employed in cleansing them. “I have helped, (says Lyly in his History of his Life and Times, 1620,) to carry eighteen tubs of water in one morning; all manner of drudgery, I willingly performed; scrape-treuchers,” &c.—MA LoNE. “He rere a brave monster indeed, if they were set in his tail.”—Act III. Sc. 2. Probably in allusion to Stowe. It seems in the year 1971 a whale was thrown ashore near Itams
gate, “a monstrous fish, but not so monstrous as some reported, for his eyes were in his head, and not in his
“Each putter-out of one for five.”—Act III. Sc. 3. The custon here alluded to was as follows:– It was a practice of those who engaged in long and ho expeditions, to place out a sum of money, on condition of receiving great interest for it at their return home. So in Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour:—“I do intend this }. of jubilee coming on, to travel; and (because will not altogether go upon expence) I am determined to put some fire thousand pound, to be paid ine five for one, upon the return of my wise, myself, and my dog, from the Turk's court, in Constantinople.”
“Like poison, given to work a great time after.” Act III. Sc. 3. The natives of Africa were supposed to be possessed of the secret how to temper poisons with such art, as not to operate till several years after they were administered. Italian travellers relate similar effects of the aqua tofana, a subtle, colourless and tasteless poison, which ladies carry about them, and have at their toilets, among their perfumed waters, for the purpose of administering in the drink of faithless lovers. In the chapel at Arundel, is the esligy of a nobleman of the Howard family, who, having incurred the jealousy of an Italian lady during his travels, was poisoned in this manner, and died after lingering many years. The effigy represents him nearly naked, his bones scarcely covered by his skin, and presenting altogether a most deplorable spectacle.