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a concerted trio, the burthen of which is pro- j privations, or respect for honourable scars, the bably Hamlet's splenetic exclamation, “ Frailty, decrepid and selfish sexagenarian repulses the thy name is woman!” The fair “ poacher upon application and turns his back on the petitioners ; nature's manor," who hides her face in her and at the same moment the sagacious watchapron, and her partner in delinquency, under dog, guided by the tone of his master's voice, the special care of the constable, tremble before gives to this rebuff all the support in his power. the dread tribunal with all the consciousness of guilt, and passively listen to the sage's harangue with a semblance of attention and humility that may be charitably construed into repentance and
The Seventh Age. resolutions of amendment.
“ Last scene of all,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every thing."
The closing scene of man's brief history is “ The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon ;
now before us, and exhibits him, having survived With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side ;
all his faculties, in the extremity of decay and His youthful hose, well mav'd, a world too wide For his shrunk shank ; and his big manly voice,
helplessness; and thus incapable of any enTurning again toward childish treble, pipes
joyment, of any participation in or even percep And whistles in his sound."
tion of what passes around him, nothing is The dominion of avarice and the approaching wanting but the merciful stroke of death to redotage incidental to this stage of mortality, move him from the stage where he has played hinted at by the poet, has been dexterously am
Having outlived the companions of plified for bis purpose by the painter, who has his youth, those connected with him as well taken as vehicles of expression a disabled soldier, by the ties of kindred as of amity, he is now with his wife and children, and contrasted them consigned to the care of a hired nurse who is with the “lean and slipper'd pantaloon.” The seen fast asleep, while a child, to whom has been greyhaired veteran supported on a wooden leg, allotted the incongruous task of amusing doting opening his vesture, and displaying farther imbecility, has seated himself on the floor to honourable proofs of his susierings in his coun- build a house with cards. The accessories, the try's cause, extends his hand with respectful winged and headless figure, the armorial hoconfidence, as he solicits relief, less for himself
, nours hanging on the last peg, the picture of than for the sharers of his poverty, who patiently folly enthroned, &c., are in strict keeping with await the result of this appeal. Feeling neither the story, and sustain and strengthen the moral sympathy for age, compassion for unmerited of the poet and the painter.
OF OBSOLETE WORDS, AND OP WORDS VARYING FROM THEIR ORDINARY SIGNIFICATION.
Be lee'd, becalmed.
Be-mete, be measure.
Be-moiled, bedraggled, bemired acts, debased servile persons. As point, completely armed.
Bending, unequal to the weight.
Bent, utmost degree of any passion.
Beshrew, may ill belall.
Assurance, conveyance or deed. Besmirch, to foul or dirty. Abs, to pay dear for, to rue, to suffer. Assured, aibanced.
Best, bravest. Abysma, abyss.
Ates, instigate from Até, the goddess Bestowed, stowed away, lodged. Acc.te, to cite or summon.
Bestraught, distracted. dcruse, accusation,
Atomies, minute particles visible in Beteem, to give, pour out. permit, Achete, to obtain. the sun's rays.
Bezoniam, a mean fellow.
Bias-cheek, swelling out like the bias or accusation. Atone, to reconcile.
of a bowl.
Bid, to invite.
Bid-the-base, to challenge in a contest. Adrions, titles or characters.
Attorneyship, the discretional agency Bifold, two-fold. Address, to prepare, to make ready.
Biggin, a cap: Addressed, or addrest, ready.
Attornied, supplied by substitution of Bilberry, the hortleberry. A imittance, favour.
Bilbo, a Spanish blade, made at Bilboa. Advance, to prefer. Audacious, spirited, animated.
Audrey, a corruption of Ethelrea. Bill, articles of accusation.
Bill, a weapon, formerly carried by
watchmen. Adruce, consideration, discretion, Aunis, strumpets.
Bin, is. thought. Authentic, learned.
Bird-bolt, an arrow shot at birds from Adrie, to consider, to recollect. Awful, reverend.
a cross-bow Aery or Avery, a bawk's or eagle's nest. Awless, failing to produce awe.
Bisson, blind. Ameet the letter, to practise aiteration.
Blank, the white mark in a target. Abeet, lore.
Blank and level, mark and aim (terms Section, affectation, imagination. Baccare, stand back, give place.
of gunnery). Afectioned, affected. Bairn, brushwood.
Blaze of youth, the spring of early life.
Blear, to deceive.
Biench, to start off, to fly off.
Blind-worms, the cæcilia, or slow.
worm. 49), to betroth. Balm, the oil of consecration.
Blood-boltered, daubed with blood. Aglet baby, a diminutive being, not Ban, curse.
Blown, puffed up, swollen, exceeding the tag of a point, from Band, bond.
Blows, swells. aiguuliettes. Bandog, village-dog.
Bloody, sanguine, Aguize, acknowledge, confess, vow. Bandy, to exchange smartly.
Blue caps, the Scotch.
Blunt, stupid, insensible.
Blurt, blurted, an expression of con-
tempt. der befest, best beloved. Bar, barrier.
Board, to accost. à: a merry-meeting. Barbason, the name of a demon.
Bobb, to trick. & fe at bile. Barbe, a kind of veil.
Bodged, boggled, clumsy. As *, to approve.
Barbed, warlikely caparisoned. Bodkin, a small dagger.
Barber-monger,an associate of barbers. Bolted, sifted.
Bolting-hutch, the receptacle in which Amazonian chin, a beardless chin, Bare, mere.
the meal is bolted. dues ace, the lowest chaace of the Barful, full of impediments.
Bombard, or bumbard, a barrel. dice. Barm, yeast.
Bombast, the stuffing of clothes.
Bond, bounden duty.
Bony or bonny, handsome.
Book, paper of conditions.
Boot, profit,something over and above Ascle, a ish.ug-rod.
Base, a rustic game called prison-base. Bore, deineaned. Aaglit, in čbe night.
Bases, a kind of loose breeches worn Bore, the calibre of a gun. Aasser, retaliation.
by equestrian knights.
Bosom, wish, heart's desire.
Bots, worms in a horse's stomach
Bourn, boundary, rivulet.
Batlet, an instrument with which wash- Boltered, bedaubed.
Borne in hand, deceived.
Bottled-spider, a large bloated spidur.
Bowlins, or bowlines, tackle of a ship. Apprehension, opinion.
Bay, the space between the fmain Bollen, swollen. Apprehensive, quick of comprehension beams of a house.
Bower, a chamber.
Brace, armour for the arm.
tained to pray for their benefactor. Brack, to salt.
Braid, crafty, deceitful.
Brake, an instrument of torture ; alan
a thicket. Arch, chief.
Bearing-cloth, a mantle used at christ- Brands, a part ofthe andirons on which Aspentine, silver. euing.
the wood for the fire was supported Arzettine, the goddess Diana. Beat, (in falconry) to flutter.
Brasier, a manufacturer of brass ; nisa, dier, Algiers.
Beating, hammering, dwelling upon. a vessel in which sharcoal is burbed. drasies, ships laden with great wealth Beaver, helmet in general,
Brave, to defy, also to make fine.
Brawl, a kind of dance.
Braying, harsh, grating.
Break, to begin.
Break with, to break the matter from Artocolate, to enter into articles, Being, abode.
Breath, speech, also exertise.
for two years.
Breatmung-courtesy, mere verbal com- geons, eaten by the quality. Coid, naked
Collection, consequence, or celları.
Colt, to trick,
Come of, to pay.
Come of will, to succeed.
Centuries, companies of an bundred Comfort, to aid, Brize, tbe gad, or horse-dy.
Committed, lain with.
Commonty, a comedy. Brought, attended.
Challenge, the right of refusing a jury- Compact, made up of. Brow of youth, the height of youth. man,
Companies, companione Brown-bili, a battle-axe.
Chamber, ancient dame fo London ; Compare, comparison. Brownist, a foilower of Brown, sec
also, a piece of ordnance.
Comparative, dealer in comparisous tarian. Chamberers, intriguers.
Compassed, round. Bruising-irons, an allusion to the an- Champian, an open country.
Compassed cape, a round cape. cient mace.
Chantry, a small chapel in a cathedral. Compassed window, a bow-window. Bruit, report with clamour. Character, hand-writing.
Compassionate, plaintive. Brush of time, decay of time.
Charactery, the matter with which let- Compose, to come to a composition Bug, bugbears, false terrors.
ters are made.
Composture, composition. Bumbard, a large drinking vessel. Chares, task-work.
Composition, bargain; also, come Bang, a cut purse. Charge-house, free-school.
Complexion, humour. Butt-shaft, an arrow to shoot at shafts Charles-wain, the constellation called Comply, to compliment with.
Conceit, imagination, wit, idea. By'rlaken, by our lady.
Charmer, one who deals in magic. Conceited, ingenious.
Concent, connected harmony.
Cheater, for escheatour, an officer in Coney-catched, tricked. Cain-coloured, yellow.
Coney-catcher, a cheat.
Cherry-pit, a game with cherry-stones. Confound, to destroy.
Cheveril, soft leather; also, conscience. Conject, conjecture.
Consent, will, conspiracy,
Chide, to resound, to echo; also, to Consigned, sealed. Camelot, a place where King Arthur is scold, be clamourous.
Consist, stand. supposed to have kept his court. Chiding, sound; noisy.
Contemptible, contemptuous. Canstick, candlestick.
Chough, a bird of the daw species Continuate, uninterrupted. Cantons, cantos,
Christom or chrisom, the white cloth Continue, to spend. Canvas, to sil.
put on a new baptized child.
Continent, containing Canvas-climber, a sailor.
Chuck, chicken, a term of endearment. Contraction, marriage-contract. Cap, the top, the chief. Chuil, rich, avaricious.
Contrarious, different. Cap, to salute by taking off the cap. Chopping, jabbering:
Contrary, to contradict. Capable impressure, hollow mark. Cicatrice, the scar of a wound.
Contrive, to spend, to wear out. Capitulate, to make head against. Circummured, walled round,
Control, confute, Capocchia, a sot.
Circumstance, conduct, detail, circum- Convents, agrees, is convenient. Capon, metaphor for a letter.
Conversion, change of condition.
Converse, associate, interchange
Convertite, a convert.
Convey, to steal.
Conveyance, slight of hand, theft. Ways for the gridiron. Clack dish, a beggar's dish.
Conveyers, thieves. Card, a sea-chart, perhaps also the Camour, a term in bell-ringing
Conveyed himself, derived his title. compass. Clap-in, fall to.
Convicted, overpowered, baffled. Carded, mixed.
Clapped i'the clout, hit the white mark. Convince, to convict, to subdue. Care, inclination. Clap, to join hands.
Convive, to feast. Careires, the motion of a horse ; to Claw, to flatter.
Copatain hat, a hat with a conica pass the careires, means to overstep Clean, completely.
Cope, encounter, covering.
Copped, rising to a top or bead.
Coragio, courage, be of good cheet.
Corinth, a brothel.
Corinthian, a wencher.
Corky, dry, withered.
Clout, the wbite mark at which archers Corporal, corporeal. Cart, a chariot,
Costard-monger, a dealer in costers or Case of lives, a set of lives.
Coach fellow, one who draws with a apples. Casques, helmets,
Cote, to overtake. Cassock, a horseman's loose coat. Coasting, conciliatory.
Coted, quoted, regarded. Cast, to empty; also dismiss, reject. Codling, an unripe apple.
Cotsale, Cotswood in Gloucst.
Couch, to lie with.
Count, to reckon upon.
Countenance, favour; also, false 8p tempt. Cockshut-time, twilight.
pearance, hypocrisy. Cast-lips, left-off lips. Cockle, a corn-weed.
Counter, a hunting term. Jast the water, to find out disorders by Cockle hat, a pilgrim's hat.
Counter-caster, one who reckons will inspecting the urine. Codding, amorous.
counters. Catnian, a liar. Cod piece, a part of the dress.
Counter-check, a term in chese. Satling, a small lutestring, made of Coffin, the cavity of a raised pie. Counterfeit, a portrait. catgut. Cog, to cheat with dice, to lie.
Country, count, earl.
Couplement, a couple. Caviare, too good for, or above the Coigne of vantage, convenient corner. Courses, the main sail and forenih comprehension of: so called frorn Coignes, corners,
Court-cnpboard. sideboard. a delicacy made of the roe of stur- Coil, bustle, stir.
Court confect, a spurious neb
Cert boly-water, hattery.
a cup, to crack a bottle.
of the preceding speech. Cases, armoar for the thighs. .., a paltry fellow.
Pang knowledge. (to bend or truckle.
it.cunousness, finical delicacy.
mer, a strumpet.
. a knife used by sharpers. Una, a transparent stuff.
Easy, wlight, inconsiderable.
Eche, to eke out.
Effects, aficctions; also, actions, deeds,
Egypt, a gipsy.
Eld, old time; also, aged persons.
Eu, done by elveg, or fairies.
Elvisb-marked, marked by elves.
Einballing, distinguished by the ball,
the emblem of royalty.
Embossed, inclosed, swollen, puffy.
Embraced, indulged in.
Empery, sovereign power.
Emulous, envious, jealous.
Encave, to hide.
Endart, to dart forth.
Engross, to fatten
Engaged, delivered as an hostage.
Enkindie, to stimulate.
Enmesh, to inclose, as in meshes.
Enmew, (io falconry) to force to lie in Disclose, to hatch.
Ensconce, to secure in a safe place, lo
Enseer, to dry up.
Entertainment, pay; also, being re-
ceived into service.
Enry, aversion, malice.
Erring, errant, wandering.
Escape, illegitimate child.
Esil, or Eisel, a river.
Essential, existent, real.
Exen, to make even, or evident.
Even christian, fellow christian.
Excellent differences, distinguished ex.
Excrement, the beard.
Execute, to use or employ.
Exhale, to breat be one's last.
Exhaust, to draw forth.
Exigent, end, exigency.
Exorcism, the raising of spirits.
confines the Ictiers round the Exsuslicate, bubble-like.
Extend, to seize.
Extent, violence, seizure.
the ground, to deceive the hounds. Expostare, exposure.
Express, to reveal.
Fith toe plague.
mar from first to last
alte, ation of features D-free,
art of fencing.
Eyas musket, a young hawk
Eyry, a nest of hawks.
Face, to carry a foolish appearence.
Facę royal, a privileged face.
Faige, to swt.
Fadings, a dance.
Pair, for fairness.
Larired, to forbid.
[sets, to reject, Pegues, steps. Deby, to ki sp
so called. Fancy,
love. Pancy-free, clear of love. Fang, to seize. Fans, ancient. Fantastical, imaginative. Fantasticoes, atfected persons. Fap, beaten, drunk. Farced, stuffed. Fardel or Farthel, a barthen. Fashions, the farcens,a disease ofhorses. Pat, dull. Favour, countenance. Favours, features. Fear, to intimidate, danger. Feared, afraid. Fearfal, timorous; also, formidable. Feat, dexterous. Feated, made neat. Feature, beauty. Federacy, confederate. Fee-grief, a peculiar sorrow. Feeder, a dependant. Feeding, maintenance. Feere, or pheere, a companion. Feet, footing. Fell, skin. Fell of hair, capilitium, any part co
vered with hair. Fell feats, savage actions. Pence, the art of self defence. Feodary, a confederate. Festinately, hastily. Festival terms, elegant phrase. Fet, fetched. Few, in brief. Fico, a term of contempt. Fielded, in the field of battle. Fights, clothes hung round a ship to
conceal the men from the enemy. File, a list. Filed, defiled. Filed, gone an equal pace with. Fills,' he shafts, Filths, common sewers. Finch egg, a gaudy fellow. Fine, the conclusion, to make shewy,
artful. Fine issues, great consequences. Pineless, boundless, endless. Finer, final. Firago for Virago. Fire-drake, will-o'-the-wisp, or a fire
work. Fire-new, quite new. Firk, to chastise. First-house, chief branch of the family. Firstlings, first produce. Fit, a division of a song. Pitcbew, a polecat. Fit o' the face, a grimace. Fits o' the season, disorders of the
season. Fives, a distemper in horses. Frxure, position. Flap-dragon, inflammable stuff swal
lowed by topers Flap-jack, a pancake. Flaw, a sudden gust of wind. Flecked, spotted, streaked. Fleet, for foat. Fleshment, performance. Flewed, deep-mouthed. Flibbertig ibbet, a fiend. Flickering, fluttering, Flight, a sort of shooting. Flote, ware. Flourish, to ornament; also, to sanc
a fool's head.
Guarded, ornamented. Forspoke, contradicted.
Guerdon, a reward. Forslow, delay.
Gules, (in heraldry) red. Forwearied, worn out.
Gulf, the swallow, tbe bawk. Fox, a sword.
Guiled, treacherous. Foxship, mean, cumning.
Guinea-hen, a prostitute. Frampold, peevish.
Gun-stones, cannon balls. Frank, a sty.
Garnet, a fish. Franklin, a small freeholder.
Gust, to taste. Prayed, frightened.
Gyve, to shackle. Free, artless.
Gyves, shackles. Fret, the stop of a musical instrument.
R. Friend, a lover.
Hack, to become cheap. Friend, for friendship, to befriend. Haggard, wild; also, will threat Frippery, an old clothes sbop.
Hair, complexion, or character. Frize, a Welch cloth.
Halll make room, From, in opposition to.
Happily, accidentally, Fronted, opposed,
Happy, accomplished. Frontier, forehead.
Hardiment, bravery. Frontlet, a forehead cloth.
Harlocks, wild mustard. Frush, to break or bruise.
Harlot, a male cheat. Fulham, false dice.
Harness, armour Fulsome, obscene.
Harrows, subdues. Furnishings, colours, pretences. Harry, to harrass. Fustilarian, fusty fellow.
Having, possessions. Fulfilling, filling to the brim.
Haviour, behaviour. Full, complete.
Haught, haughty. Fumiter, fumitory:
Haughey, elevated. Furnished, dressed.
Halcyon, a bird.
Hallidon, doom at judgment day. G.
Handsaw, hernshaw, (a hawk) Gabardine, a loose cloak.
Hangers, that which suspends or Gad, a sharp-pointed instrument.
sword. Gain-giving, misgiving.
Harlotry, vulgar, filthy. Gamester, a wanton.
Hatch, to engrave. Gait, passage.
Haunt, company. Galliard, a dance.
Hay, a fencing term. Galliasses, ships.
Heat, heated, Gallimaufry, a medley.
Hebenon, henbane, Gallow, to scare.
Heftod, heaved, agitated. Gallow-glasses, Irish foot-soldiers. Hell, a dungeon in a prison. Garboils, commotions.
Helmed, steered through. Gaping, shouting.
Hence, benceforward. Garish, gaudy.
Henchman, a page of bonour. Garnered, treasured up.
Hent, to seize. Gasted, frighted.
Herb of grace, rue. Gaudy, a festival.
Hermits, beadsmen. Gaunt, meagre.
Hest, command. Gawd, a bauble.
Hight, called. Gaze, attention.
Hilding, a poltroon. Gear, things or matters.
Hiren, a harlot. Geck, a fool.
His, often used for its. General, generality.
Hoar, hoary, mouldy. Generosity, high birth.
Hob-nob, as it may happen Generous, nobly born.
Hoist, hoisted. Gennets, Spanish horses.
Hold, to esteem. Gentle, noble, high born.
Hold taking, bear handling. Gentry, complaisance.
Holla! a term of the manege. German, akin
Holy, faithful. Germins, seeds begun to sprout,
Hoodman blind, blindman's bod. Gest, a stage or journey.
Horologe, clock. Gib, a cat.
Hot house, a bagnio. Giglot, a wanton.
Hox, to ham-string. Gilder, a coin, value 2s.
Huggermugger, secretly. Gilt, gold money.
Hull, to boat without guidance. Gimmal, a ring or engine.
Humming, o'erwhelming. Ging, a gang.
Humorous, humid. Gird, a sarcasm.
Hungry, unprolific. Glaire, a sword.
Hunt counter, worthless dog. Gleek, to joke.
Hunts-up, a hunting tune. Glib, to geld,
Hurly, noise. Glooming, gloomy.
Hurtle. to dash against. Gloze, to expound.
Hurtling, boisterous merriment, Glut, to swallow.
Husbandry, thriftiness. Gnarled, knotty.
Huswife, a jilt.
Icebrook, temper. Good-jer, the venereal disease.
Idle, barren Gorbellied, corpuient.
Ifecks, in faith. Gospelled, puritanic.
Igpomy, ignominy. Goss, furze.
Ill-inbabited, ill-lodged. Gossamer, atoms that float in the sun Illustrious, without lustre. beams.
Images, children, representatives. Gourds, dice.
Imbare, to expose. Gouts, drops,
Immanity, barbarity. Go your gait, go away:
Immediacy, close connexion. Grained, furrowed, like the grain of Imp, progeny. wood; also, died mg rain.
Impair, unsuitable, unequal. Gramercy, great thanks
Impartial, partial. Grange, a lone farm-house.
Impawned, wagered, Gratillity, gratuity.
Imperious, imperial. Grats, pleases.
Impetticos, to impetticont, or imGratulate, to be rejoiced in.
pocket. Grave, to entomb.
Importance, importunity. Grave-man, a man in his grave.
Important, importunate. Graves or Greaves, leg-armour. Impose, injunction. Greasily, grossly.
Impositions, commands. Greek, a bawd.
Impossible, incredible. Greenly, unskilfully.
Imp out, to suoply the deficioncy Green-sleeves, an old song.
Impress, a device or motto. Grise or Grize, a step.
Incapable, unintelligebt. Grossly, palpably,
Incarnadine, to dye red.
the ground in the old theatres; the Inclip, to embrace.
Include, to conclude.