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Yet at my parting sweetly did she smile, In scorn or friendship, nill I construe whether; 'Tmay be, she joy'd to jest at my exile, "Tmay be, again to make me wander thither: "Wander," a word for shadows like myself, As take the pain, but cannot pluck the pelf.
bord, how mine eyes throw gazes to the east!
While Philomela sits and sings, I sit and mark,
Were I with her, the night would post too soon;
Pack night, peep day; good day, of night now borrow:
Herds stand weeping,
All our pleasure known to us poor swains,
Through heartless ground,
Like a thousand vanquish'd men in bloody fight!
Clear wells spring not,
Sweet birds sing not, Green plants bring not Forth their dye;
Thy like ne'er was
For a sweet content, the cause of all my moan Poor Corydon
Must live alone;
Other help for him I see that there is none,
Whenas thine eye hath chose the dame,
And stall'd the deer that thou shouldst strike,
Take counsel of some wiser head,
And when thou com'st thy tale to tell, Smooth not thy tongue with filed talk, Lest she some subtle practice smell; (A cripple soon can find a halt :)
But plainly say thou lov'st her well.
The strongest castle, tower, and town,
What though her frowning brows be bent,
And twice desire, ere it be day,
That which with scorn she put away. What though she strive to try her strength, And ban and brawl, and say thee nay, Her feeble force will yield at length, When craft hath taught her thus to say,"Had women been so strong as men, In faith, you had not had it then." The wiles and guiles that women work, Dissembled with an outward show, The tricks and toys that in them lurk, The cock that treads them shall not know. Have you not heard it said full oft,
A woman's nay doth stand for naught? Think women love to match with men, And not to live so like a saint: Here is no heaven; they holy then Begin, when age doth them attaint. Were kisses all the joys in bed, One woman would another wed.
But, soft! enough,-too much I fear;
As it fell upon a day,
That to hear her so complain,
All thy friends are lapp'd in lead;
Words are easy, like the wind;
THE PHOENIX AND TURTLE.
LET the bird of loudest lay,
To whose sound chaste wings obey.
(From the additional poems to CHESTER'S Love's Martyr, or Rosalin's Complaint, 1601.)
But thou, shrieking harbinger,
And thou, treble-dated crow,
But if store of crowns be scant,
So they loved, as love in twain
They have him at commandèment:
So between them love did shine, That the turtle saw his right Flaming in the phoenix's sight; Either was the other's mine.
Property was thus appall'd,
Beauty, truth, and rarity,
Truth may seem, but cannot be ; Beauty brag, but 'tis not she; Truth and beauty buried be.
To this urn let those repair
Abate, to shorten, to blunt, to lower.
A B C, book, the catechism.
Abjects, servile subjects.
Abridgment, pastime, amusement.
Absolute, determined, perfect.
Approved, seen, experienced, worthy.
Aqua vile, whisky.
Argosies, ships laden with rich cargoes.
Argument, subject, conversation, proof.
Articulated, shewn in articles.
Ate, the goddess of discord.
Abstruct, obstacle removed.
Aby, to suffer for it.
Across, a failure.
Action, accusation, exertion.
Adam, the name of a celebrated
Addrest, ready, prepared.
Advice, knowledge, consideration,
Affection, capriciousness, imagina
Affect the letter, affect alliteration.
Affined, joined by affinity, related
Affront, encounter, attack.
aiguillette, a point.
Agnize, confess, acknowledge.
A-good, in good earnest.
Aim, surmise, guess, direction.
Alder-liefest, dearest of all things.
All-hallown summer, winter-sum
Allowed, privileged, approved.
Amaimon, a demon.
Amaze, confound, confuse.
Ancient, a standard, a standard
Angel, a gold coin.
Applejohn, a two-year-old apple.
Approbation, probation, proving.
Baccare, stand back.
Balk, to pile.
Balm, oil of consecration.
Banbury cheese, nothing but paring
Bandy, drive smartly.
Barbason, the name of a fiend.
Barne, a child.
Base, a challenge, a rustic game
Basilico, a character in an old drama.
Bate, flutter, contention.
Beck, call, command.
Bedlam, a madman.
Beg us, to beg the wardship of us.
Besmirch, discolour, stain.
Beteem, bestow, suffer.
Bezonian, shabby fellow.
Biggin, a cap.
Bilbo, from Bilboa, renowned for its
Bill, a weapon.
Bills, orders, instructions.
Birth-hour's blot, bodily blemishes.
Bisson rheum, hot blinding tears.
Blank, aim, object.
Blench, to flinch, to swerve, to fly
Blent, mixed together.
Block, shape, or fashion of a hat.
Blood, impulse, disposition, passion.
Blossoms, the flower of the nobility.
Bobb, to fish, to trick.
Bolt, a short arrow.
Bolting-hutch, receptacle in which
Bombast, the padding of clothes.
Boot, profit, something more, refusal.
Boots, a rustic sportive punishment.
Bourn, limit, confine, place.
Brach, a scent hound,
Brake, a thicket.
Brands, torches, bars on which fuel was placed.
Brave, to make fine, to defy, bravado.
Bed of Ware, a bed which held forty Bravery, finery.
Ceremonies, ornaments, omens.
Chaces, the duration of a game at
Caliver, a small gun.
Camelot, in Somersetshire, famous
for its geese.
Chamberers, courtiers, intriguers.
on buds of flowers. Cannibals, Hannibals.
Cap, to salute by uncovering, chief.
Capitulate, make head.
Capon, figuratively a letter.
Charge, command, trust, a guard.
Charles-wain, constellation of the Comply, compliment.
officer of the exchequer.
Chide, echo, resound.
Child, a female infant, knight, hero.
Chopine, a high shoe.
Chough, a bird of the jackdaw
Christom-child, a child less than a
Carbonadoed, cut like a piece of Clepeth, nameth.
Cling, shrivel, wither.
Careires, bounds of good behaviour.
Carkanet, a necklace.
Cicatrice, the scar of a wound.
Carlot, churl, peasant.
Carracks, ships of great burden.
Carry coals, submit to any indignity.
Civil, demure, grave.
Clam your tongues, shut your
Clear, pure, unsullied.
fish, and would not wet her feet."
Centre, the world.
Compassed window, bow-window,
Cobloaf, crusty loaf.
Cog, to falsify dice, to deceive.
Clothier's yard, an arrow a cloth
Clout, the white mark at which
Coasting welcome, conciliatory ad
Coil, tumult, uproar.
Comart, joint bargain.
Condition, vocation, character, qual
Cockatrice, a serpent supposed to be
Cotsale, Cotswold, Gloucestershire.
Council, the Star Chamber.
Courser's hair, it was imagined that
Dank, wet, rotten.
Determine, come to an end, dissolve.
Diet, regimen by prescription.
Draught, a common sewer.
Duello, the laws of duelling.
Digression, transgression, offence.
Discourse, power of comprehension.
Disponge, squeeze as a sponge.
Dole, alms, lot, distribution.
Dowle, a particle of down.
Down-gyred, hanging down like a
Drachma, a Roman coin.
Drachmas, a Greek coin, value about Eysell, vinegar.
Estate, high rank.
Et tu, Brute, And thou, Brutus!
Exhibition, an allowance, mainten
Ersufficate, swollen, contemptible.
Extent, violence, seizure.
Eye of green, shade of, tinge of green.
Face, opinion, play the hypocrite.
Faced, made facings.
Falcon, the female hawk.
Familiar, an attendant spirit.
Day-woman, dairy woman.
Decked, sprinkled, decorated.
Defeatures, plainness of features.
Denier, the twelfth part of a French
Eager, sharp, acrid.
Eanlings, lambs just dropped.
Eat no fish, being a good Protestant.
Eche, eke out.
Ejects, actions, affections.
Eld, old age.
Empery, sovereign command, do-
Emulation, triumph, envy.
Ensconce, protect, hide.
Fancy, invention, love.
Fantastical, unreal, imaginary.
Fardel, bundle, burden.
Fashious, farcy, a disease in horses.
Fat, dull, gross.
Fear, to scare, to terrify.
Feat, dexterous, neat,
Fierce, precipitate, rapid,