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THE OBSOLETE WORDS
USED IN THIS POEM.
CHIMAGE—the chief or greatest of magicians or enchanters. Apaid-puid. Appal-affright. Atween-between. Aymalways. Bale-sorrow, trouble, misfortune. Benempt-named. Blazon-painting, displaying. Breme-cold, raw. Carol-to sing songs of joy. Caucus-the north-east wind. Certes-certainly. Dan—a word prefixed to names. Deftly-skilfully. Depainted-painted. Drowsy-head-drowsiness.
Eftsoons-immediately, often, afterwards.
EXPLANATION OF OBSOLETE WORDS
Gear or Geer-furniture, equipage, dress.
is called. See Stanza VII.
to graft or plant.
Soot-sweet, or sweetly.
(N. B. The letter Y is frequently placed in the beginning of a word,
by Spenser, to lengthen it a syllable, and en at the end of a word, for the same reason, as withouten, casten, &c.]