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GLOSSARY

By ISRAEL GOLLANCZ, M.A.

ABODE, delay; II. vi. 21. ABRIDGED; "to be a.," i. e. "at being a."; I. i. 126.

ADDRESS'D ME, prepared myself; II. ix. 19.

ADVICE, reflection; IV. ii. 6. ADVISED, cautious, heedful; I. i. 142.

ADVISEDLY, intentionally; V. i. 253.

AFFECTION, feeling; II. viii. 48. APPROVE, prove, confirm; III. ii.

79.

ARGOSIES, merchant-ships (originally the large and richly freighted ships of Ragusa); I. i. 9.

ATTEMPT, tempt; IV. i. 433. ATTENDED, attended to, marked; V. i. 103.

BANED, poisoned; IV. i. 46.
BARE, bare-headed; II. ix. 44.
BATED, reduced; III. iii. 32.
BEHOLDING, beholden; I. iii. 106.
BEST REGarded, best-looking,
handsomest; II. i. 10.
BLENT, blended; III. ii. 183.
BLEST, used with a superlative
force, and perhaps a contracted
form of "blessed'st"; II. i. 46.
BONNET, head-gear; I. ii. 87.
BOTTOM, hold of a vessel; I. i. 42.
BREAK UP, break open; II. iv. 10.
BREATHING, verbal; V. i. 141.
BURIAL, burial-place; I. i. 29.
By, at hand, near by; IV. i. 266.

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CHOOSE, "let it alone!" I. ii. 54. CIRCUMSTANCE, circumlocution; I. i. 154.

CIVIL DOCTOR, doctor of civil law; V. i. 210.

CIVILITY, Civilization; II. ii. 218. CLOSE, Secret; II. vi. 47. COMMANDMENT (in Quartos and

Folios "commandément"; clearly to be pronounced as a quadrisyllable); IV. i. 463. COMMENDS, commendations; II. IX. 90.

COMPLEXION, nature; III, i. 32. COMPROMISED, (had) come to a

mutual agreement; I. iii. 79. CONFOUND, destroy; III. ii. 278. CONFUSIONS; Launcelot's blunder

for "conclusions"; II. ii. 42. CONSTANT, self-possessed; III. ii. 250. CONTAIN, retain; V. i. 201.

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Danger, absolute power (to harm); IV. i. 184.

DEATH death's head; II. vii. 63.

DEFACE, cancel, destroy; III. ii.
301.

DIFFERENCE, dispute; IV. i. 174.
DISABLED, crippled; I. i. 123.
DISABLING, undervaluing; II. vii.
30.

DISCOVER, reveal; II. vii. 1.
0. DoIT, a small coin; I. iii. 141.

DRIVE, commute; IV. i. 384. DUCATS; the value of the Venetian silver ducat was about that of the American dollar; I. iii. 1.

EANLINGS, lambs just born; I. iii. 80.

ENTERTAIN, maintain; I. i. 90. EQUAL, equivalent; I. iii. 150. ESTATE, state; III. ii. 239. 3 EXCESS, interest; I. iii. 63. EXCREMENT, hair; "valour's ex.," i. e. "a brave man's beard"; III. ii. 87.

EYE; "within the eye of honor";

i. e. "within the sight of h."; "within the scope of honour's vision"; I. i. 137.

FAIRNESS, beauty; III. ii. 94.
FAITHLESS, unbelieving; II. iv. 38.
FALL, let fall; I. iii. 89.
FALLS, falls out; III. ii. 204.
FANCY, love; III. ii. 63, 68.
FEAR'D, frightened; II. i. 9.
FEARFUL, filling one with fear; I.
iii. 176.

FIFE; "wry-necked f.," a small flute, called flute à bec, the upper part or mouthpiece resembling the beak of a bird, hence the epithet "wry-necked"; according to others "fife" here means the musician, cp. “A fife is a wry-neckt musician, for he always looks away from his instrument" (Barnaby Riche's Aphorisms, 1616); II.

v. 31. FILL-HORSE, shaft-horse; II. ii. 111.

FIND FORTH, find out, seek; I. i. 143.

FLOOD, waters, seas; I. i. 10; IV. i. 72.

FOND, foolish; II. ix. 27.
FOOT, spurn with the foot; I. iii.
119.

FOOT, path; II. iv. 36.
FOOTING, footfall; V. i. 24.
FOR, of; III. iv. 10.

FRAUGHT, freighted; II. viii. 30.
FRETTEN, fretted; IV. i. 77.

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GELT, mutilated; V. i. 144.
GRATIFY, reward; IV. i. 418.
GROSS; "to term in gross," to sum
up; III. ii. 160.
GUARD, guardianship; I. iii. 176.
GUARDED, ornamented; II. ii. 175.
Guiled, full of guile, treache.-
ous; III. ii. 97.

HABIT, behavior; II. ii. 213. HEAVENS; "for the heavens," for heaven's sake; II. ii. 13. HEAVINESS, sadness; "his embraced h."; the sadness which he hugs; II. viii. 52. HIGH-DAY, holiday, high-flown, extravagant; II. ix. 98. HIP; "catch upon the h."; a term taken from wrestling, meaning "to have an advantage over"; I. iii. 47.

HOVEL-POST, the support of the roof of an out-house; II. ii. 80. HUSBANDRY, government, stewardship; III. iv. 25.

IMAGINED, all imaginable; III. iv.

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IMPOSITION, an imposed task; III. iv. 33; a binding arrangement; I. ii. 121. INCARNAL; Launcelot's blunder for "incarnate"; II. ii. 31. INEXECRABLE, beyond execration (perhaps a misprint for “inexorable," the reading of the third and fourth Folios); IV. i. 128.

INSCULP'D, carved in relief; II.

vii. 57.

JACKS, used as a term of contempt; III. iv. 77. JUMP WITH, agree with; II. ix.

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OF, on; II. ii. 114; with; II. iv. 24.

OFFEND'ST, vexest; IV. i. 140.
OLD (used intensitively), abun-
dant, great; IV. ii. 15.
OPINION OF, reputation for; I. i.
91.

OSTENT, demeanor; II. ii. 219.
OTHER, others; I. i. 54.
OUT-DWELLS, out-stays; II. vi. 3.
OUT OF DOUBT, without doubt; I.
i. 21; I. i. 155.
OVER-NAME, run their names over;
I. ii. 41.

OVER-WEATHER'D, weather-beaten;
II. vi. 18.

PAGEANTS, shows; I. i. 11.
PAIN, pains; II. ii. 208.

PARTS, duties, functions; IV. i. 92.

PASSION, outcry; II. viii. 12. PATCH, fool, simpleton, jester; II. v. 47.

PATINES; the "patine" is the

plate used in the Eucharist; "patines of bright gold" seems to mean "the orbs of heaven," i. e. either (1) the planets, or (2) the stars; possibly, however, the reference is to "the broken clouds, like flaky disks of curdled gold which slowly drift across the heavens"; V. i. 59.

PEIZE, to weigh, keep in suspense, delay; III. ii. 22. PENT-HOUSE, a porch with a sloping roof; II. vi. 1. PIED, Spotted; I. iii. 80.

PORT, importance; III. ii. 283. POSSESS'D, acquainted, informed; I. iii. 65.

POST, postman; II. ix. 100. Posy, a motto inscribed on the inner side of a ring; V. i. 148.

POWER, authority; IV. i. 104. PREFERR'D, recommended; II. ii. 166.

PRESENTLY, immediately; I. i. 183. PREST, prepared; I. i. 160. PREVENTED, anticipated; I. i. 61. PROPER, handsome; I. ii. 83. PUBLICAN, an allusion perhaps to the parable of the Pharisee and the publican (St. Luke xviii. 10-14); I. iii. 42.

QUAINTLY, gracefully; II. iv. 6. QUESTION, are disputing, arguing; IV. i. 70.

QUIT, remit; IV. i. 393.

RAISED, roused; II. viii. 4. REASON'D, had a conversation; II. viii. 27.

REGREETS, greetings; II. ix. 89. REMORSE, Compassion; IV. i. 20. REPENT, regret; IV. i. 287, 288. REPROACH, Launcelot's blunder for "approach”; II. v. 20. RESPECT, proper attention (or perhaps "respect to circumstances"); V. i. 99.

RESPECT UPON; "you have too much r. u.," i. e. "you look too much upon"; I. i. 74.

RESPECTIVE, mindful; V. i. 156. REST; "set up my rest," made up my mind (a phrase probably derived from the game of Primero; resto meant to bet or wager, which appears to have been made by the players only); II. ii. 120.

RIALTO; "The Rialto, which is at the farthest side of the bridge as you come from St. Mark's, is a most stately building, being the Exchange of Venice, where the Venetian gentlemen and merchants do meet twice a

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names of sureties"; I. iii. 146. SLUBBER, "to slur over"; II. viii. 39.

SMUG, neat; III. i. 51.

So, provided that; III. ii. 197. SOLA, SOLA; "Lancelot is imitating the horn of the courier or post"; V. i. 39.

SOMETHING, Somewhat; I. i. 124.
SONTIES; "by God's s." i. e. "by
God's dear saints"; sonties =
"saunties," a diminutive form;
II. ii. 50.

SOON AT, about; II. iii. 5.
SORE, sorely; V. i. 307.
SORT, dispose; V. i. 132.
SORT, lottery; I. ii. 121.
SPEND, waste; I. i. 153.
SQUANDERED, scattered; I. iii. 22.
STEAD, help; I. iii. 7.

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STILL, continually; I. i. 17; I. i. 136.

STRAIGHT, straightway; II. ix. 1, STRANGE; "exceeding strange," quite strangers; I. i. 67. STROND, Strand; I. i. 171. SUBSTANCE, (?) weight; IV, i. 339.

SUITED, apparelled; I. ii. 85. SUPPOSED, Spurious, false; III. ii. 94.

SUPPOSITION, the subject of conjecture; I. iii. 18.

TABLE, palm of the hand; II. ii. 179.

THINK, bethink; IV. i. 70. THRIFT, Success, good fortune; I. i. 175; profits; I. iii. 51. TIME, "springtime of life, youth, manhood"; I. i. 129.

TRANECT (So the Quartos and Folios), probably an error for Fr. traject (It. traghetto), “a ferrie (so glossed by Cotgrave); it is, however, note

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