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Led. You must forsake this room, and go with us; Your pow'r and your command is taken off, And Caffio rules in Cyprus. For this Návę, If there be any cunning cruelty, That can torment him much and hold him long, It shall be his. You shall close prisoner rest, 'Till that the nature of your fault be known To the Venetian state. Come, bring away.
Otb. Soft you ; a word or two before you go. I've done the state some service, and they know't;
No more of that. I pray you, in your letters,
Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak
Orb. I kist thee, ere I kill'd thee. No way but this,
More (a) Meaning Herod who flew his wife Mariamne whom he pasionate.
Warburton. (b) The Dogs of Spartan race were reckond among shofe of the mos fierce and savage kind.
i Indian, ...old edit, Warb. emend.
More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea !
The End of SHAKESPE A R's Plays.
The obsolete and difficult WORD.s in the
Plays of SHAKESPEAR.
Note. That when a Word is used but once, or in a Sense which
is fingular ; theVolume and the Page are noted down, where the fame is to be found. And When a Word is not properly English, but borrowed from
a foreign Language, and not familiarized by Ufe into our own; the Original Word in such foreign Language is set down.
TO ACCITE, to call, to summon or send for. Lat. Accire. TO AFFEER, to confirm, to ascertain : A Law-term used in Court
Leets, and signifying to confirm or fix by Persons properly chosen
them by any Statute. Fr. Affeurer.
Ornaments in dress, and which (for the greater finery) were often
cut in the shape of little Images. Fr. Aiguillette.
ALDER, of all. ALDER-LIEFEST, deareft of all.
Antrun. TO APPEACH, (Vol. 2. 354.) to impeach. TO APPEAL, to accuse. APPROOF, the same as proof. An ARGOSIE, a Ship; from Argo the ship of the Argonasts. AROINT thee! avaunt! stand off! this word seems to come from
the Latin Dii averruncent! ASCAUNCE, awry: An ASSINEGO, (Vol. 6. 32.) an Ass-driver, or Ass-keeper
. Ital. Afináio. ATE, the Goddess of Mischief. ATTAINTS, (Vol. 3. 331.) the same as Taints : ftains, ble
mishes, any strokes or touches of infection either in a natural or
moral sense. Fr. Atteintes. TO ATTONE, to appease, to reconcile ; also, to be reconciled,
BACCALA'R E (Vol. 2. 282.) a self-conceited pretending Spari.
An Italian word. To BAIT, a Term in Falconry, when the Hawk spreads and claps
her wings. BALDRICK, a Belt. Fr. Baudrier. BALE, Misfortune, Sorrow. BALK'd, (Vol 3. 281.) Floated : from the Italian Verb Velicere, BAN-DOGS, (Vol. 4. 111.) Dogs kept in bands, tied up. TO BANDY, to canvass, to dispute, to quarrel, most especially by
retorting angry and provoking words: å metaphor taken from Atriking the balls at Tennis which is the primary sense of the word. Fr. Bander. BARBASON, (Vol. 3. 490.) the Name of a Devil or Fiend.
See Vol. 1. 245. BARBED, see UNBARBED. BASE, Country-base, (Vol. 6. 200.) a sport used amongft Country
people callid Prison-base, in which some pursue to take others Prifoners. And therefore “ I bid the base” (Vol. 1. 151.) is by using the language of that sport to say, “my business is to take
“ prisoners." BASE COURT, (Vol. 3. 243.) a back Yard. Fr, Bass-cear. BASTA, it fufficeth, it is enough. An Italian word. BATED, abated, funk.
A B ATLET, a flat piece of Wood, with which Washer-Women
beat coarse Linnen. To BATTEN, to feed, to pasture. B AVEN, bruth wood, faggot wood. B AWCOCK, a coaxing term : probably from the French Bas
coque. BEARNS, Children. BEHESTS or HESTS, Commands. A BERGOMASK-DANCE, (Vol. 1. 137.) a Dance after the
manner of the Peasants of Bergamasco a Country in Italy belonging to the Venetians. All the buffoons in Italy affect to imitate the ridiculous jargon of that People, and from thence it became a
Custom to mimick also their manner of dancing. E: BESHREW! an Imprecation, as “ beshrew my Heart!” ill be.
zide my Heart ! To BESMIRCH or SMIRCH, to besmear, to foul, to dirty.
BESTRAUGHT, Mad, distracted. 1 To BETEEM, (Vol. 1. 79.) to yield, to deliver. Spen. A BEVER, that part of the Helmet, which lets down over the
face, with a grate of iron bars before the Eyes. Span. Bavera. To BEWRAY, to discover, to reveal. BEZONIAN,, a beggarly scoundrel. Ital. Bisognoso. A BIGGEN, a Cap or Coif of Linnen like those worn by Chil
dren with a stay under the Chin. Fr. Beguin.
Bilbo which will bend almost round in a circle without breaking.
low. Fr. Veaultrer. Lat. Volutare.
or great Gun. Fr. Bombarde : but in other places, as Vol. 3: 319. 11
and Vol. 4. 498. the word is used for a drinking vessel : and there is still in use in the Northern parts of England a kind of flagon without a cover, and of the same bigness from top to bottom,
which retains the name of a Gun. A BORNE, a limit or boundary. Fr. Borne. This hath been false
ly printed Bourn, which signifies another thing, namely, a brook
or stream of water. A BOW, (Vol. 2. 220.) a Yoke. A BRACH. The Italian word Bracco, from which this is derived,
is understood to fignify any kind of Beagle, Hound or Setting-dog
but Jo. Caius, in his book of British Dogs, says, that with us it 41
most properly belongs to Bitches of the hunting kind, and in that