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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,
à When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
* Speak of me, as I am. Nothing extenuate,

Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak
Of one that lov'd not wisely, but too well ;
Of one, not easily jealous; but being wrought,
Perplex'd in the extream; of one whose hand,
Like the base ''Judean', * threw a pearl away
Richer than all his tribe; of one, whose eyes
Albeit unused to the melting mood,
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicinal gum. Set you down this:
And say besides, that in Aleppo once,
Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk
Beat a Venetian, and traduc'd the state,
I took by th’throat the circumcised dog,
And smote him, thus,

[Stabs bimself.
Lod. Oh bloody period!
Gra. All that is spoke is mirr’d.

Orb. I kist thee, ere I kill'd thee. No way but this,
Killing my self, to die upon a kiss.

Caš. This did I fear, but thought he had no weapon ;
For he was great of heart.
Lod. Oh Spartan b dog!

[To Iago.

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.

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ly loved.

More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea !
Look on the tragick loading of this bed ;
This is thy work; the object poisons sight,
Let it be hid. Gratiano, keep the house,
And seize upon the fortunes of the Moor,
For they succeed to you. To you, Lord governor,
Remains the cenfure of this hellish villain :
The time, the place, the torture, oh! inforce it.
My self will straight aboard, and to the state,
This heavy act, with heavy heart, relate. [Exeuz

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a foreign Language, and not familiarized by Ufe into our own; the Original Word in such foreign Language is set down.


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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
the Mulēts there imposed upon such as have commitied faults are
bitrarily punishable, and which have no express penalty annexed to

them by any Statute. Fr. Affeurer.
TO AFFIE, to affiance, to betroth; also, to confide.
TO AFFRONT, to front, or confront, or face.
An AGLET, the Tag of a Lace, or of the Points formerly used as

Ornaments in dress, and which (for the greater finery) were often

cut in the shape of little Images. Fr. Aiguillette.
TO AGNIZĖ, (Vol. 6. 456.) to acknowledge, to avow. Lat. Age

A GOOD, (Vol. 1. 201.) Much, a great deal.
An AIERY, the Nest of an Hawk, and sometimes the brood of
Hawks belonging to a particular neft.



ALDER, of all. ALDER-LIEFEST, deareft of all.
An ANCIENT, an Enfign, or Standard-bearer.
ANTHROPOPHAGINIAN, (Vol. 1. 281.) a Man-cater.

Gr, Ανθρωποφάγος.
An ANTRE, (Vol. 6. 453.) a Cave or Cavern. Fr. Antre, Lat.

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,

to agree.


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.
A BILBERRY, the fruit of a small fhrub, of a blue Colour.
BILBO, “ like a good Bilbo" (Vol. 1. 267.) a sword-blade of

Bilbo which will bend almost round in a circle without breaking.
BISSON or BEESEN, blear-eyed.
A BLANK, (Vol. 3. 10.) a white or mark to shoot at. Fr. Blanc.
TO BLENCH, to boggle or turn afide with fear.
BLENT, the same as blended, mingled.
To BOLT or BOULT, to sift as they do Meal thro' a lieve.
To BOLTER, as Blood-bolter'd, (Vol. 5. 526.) to welter, to wal-

low. Fr. Veaultrer. Lat. Volutare.
A BOMBARD or BUMBARD, (Vol. 1. 34.) a Mortar-piece

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
fense Shakespear uses it.
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