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a concerted trio, the burthen of which is pro- i 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 sav'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 percepAnd 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- his part. 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, bas seated himself on the floor to honourable proofs of his sufferings 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 enthronea, &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 OF WORDS VARYING FROM THEIR ORDINARY SIGNIFICATION,
As, as if Abate, to depress, sink, subdue,
Ascaunt, askew, sideways. A B C, a catechism.
Assinego, a male ass.
Astringer, a gentleman falconer.
Assurance, conveyance or deed.
Ates, instigate from Até, the goddess Acc.te, to cite or summon.
of bloodshed. dcruse, accusation,
Atomies, minute particles visible in Achete, to obtain.
the sun's rays. Aconitum, woirs-hane.
Attasked, taken to task. Acquttance, requital.
Attended, waited for. Action, direction by mute signs, charge Attent, attentive. or accusation.
Atone, to reconcile. Action taking. htigious.
Attest, attestation. Actures, actions.
Attorney, deputation. Addrions, titles or characters.
Attorneyship, the discretional agency Address, to prepare, to make ready.
of another.. Addressed, or addrest, ready.
Attornied, supplied by substitution of instance, favour.
embassies Advance, to prefer.
Audacious, spirited, animated. Advertising, attentive.
Audrey, a corruption of Ethelrea. Adversity, contrariety.
Avgurs, prognostications. Advertisement, admonition.
Aukward, adverse. Adzice, consideration, discretion, Aunts, strumpets. thought.
Baldrick, a belt. Ateered, copormed.
Bale, misery. ASed, betrotbed.
Baleful, haneful. Alfred, joined by affinity.
Balked, bathed or piled up. Afroat, to confront,
Ballase, bullast. 4.), to betroth.
Balm, the oil of consecration. Agtet baby, a diminutive being, not Ban, curse.
exceeding the tag of a point, from Band, bond. digulliettes.
Bandog, village-dog. Agnize, acknowledge, confess, vow. Bandy, to exchange smartly. good, in good earnest.
Bank, to sail along banks. Am, guess, suspicion.
Banning, cursing. an fame, mere verbal eulogs.
Banquet, a slight repast. der befest, best beloved.
Bar, barrier. è merry-meeting.
Barbason, the name of a demon. af, at life.
Barbe, a kind of veil. #, to approve.
Barbed, warlikely caparisoned. Alowance, approbation.
Barker-monger an associate of barbers. muze, to perples.
Bare, to shave. Amazonian chin, a beardless chin. Bare, mere. danes ace, the lowest chaace of the Barful, full of impediments. dice.
Barm, yeast. Amuss, misfortune.
Barn, or bairn, a child. Amort, dispirited.
Barnacles, a shell fish. Aa as f.
Barns, keeps in a baro. Aactor, a hermit.
Barren, ignorant. docent, an ensign or standard-bearer. Base, dishonoured. Aagle, a fshing rod.
Base, a rustic game called prison-base. Aazhat, abe night.
Bases, a kind of loose breeches worn Aasser. retaution.
by equestrian knights. Aathropophagi, cannibals.
Basilisks, a species of cannon. Aatick, the fool of the old play.
Basta, 'tis enough, Antiquity, old age.
Bastard, raisin wine. Aatres, caves and dens.
Bat, a club. Appeach, to impeach.
Bate, strife. Appeal, to accuse.
Bate. to flutter as a hawk. Appeared, made apparent.
Batlet, an instrument with which washApple-joba, an apple that will keep ers used to beat clothes. for two years.
Batten, to grow fat. Apply, to attend to. consider,
Battle, army Appointment, preparation,
Bawcock, a jolly fellow. Apprehension, opinion.
Bay, the space between the main Apprehensive, quick of comprehension beams of a house. Approbation, entry or probation.
Bay curtal, a bay docked horse. Approof, approbation, proof.
Bay window, a bow-window. Approve, to justify, prove, establish. Beadsmen, religious persons, main. Approved, experienced.
tained to pray for their benefactor. Approvers, those wbo try.
Beak, the forecastle. Aqua vitæ, strong waters, probably Bear'a brain, perfectly resemble. esquebangh.
Beard, to defy. Arabian burd, the phoenix,
Bearing, demeanour. Arch, chief.
Bearing cloth, a mantle used at christAspestine, silver.
euings. Arzectise, the goddess Diana,
Beat, (in falconry) to flutter. drier, Algiers.
Beating, hammering, dwelling upon. Arses, ships laden with great wealth Beaver, helmet in general. Argument, subject for conversation, Beck, a salutation made with the head. evidence, proof.
Becomed, becoming Ara to take up in the arms.
Beetle, to hang over the hase. Aratat, avagnt, begone.
Behave, to manage. Aror, successively.
Behests, commands. art practice as distinguished from Beholding, viewing with regard. theory: Alao, theory.
Behowi, to howl at. Atacalate, to enter into articles,
Being, abode. Astacial, ingenious, artful.
Beldamo, aacient motber.
Be lee'd, becalmed.
of a bowl. Bid, to invite. Bid-the-base, to challenge in a contest. Bifold, two-fold. Biggin, a cap. Bilberry, the hortleberry. Bilbo, a Spanish blade, made at Bilboa. Bilhoes, fetters. Bill, articles of accusation. Bill, a weapon, formerly carried by
watchmen. Bin, is. Bird-bolt, an arrow shot at birds from
a cross-bow. Bisson, blind. Blank, the white mark in a target. Blank and level, mark and aim (terms
of gunnery). Blaze of youth, the spring of early life. Blear, to deceive. Biench, to start off, to fly off. Blent, blended Blind - worms, the cæcilia, or slow.
worm. Blood-boltered, daubed with blood. Blown, puffed-up, swolleu, Blows, swells. Bloody, sanguine, Blue caps, the Scotch. Biunt, stupid, insensible. Blurt, blurted, an expression of con
tempt. Board, to accost. Bobb, to trick. Bodged, boggled. clumsy. Bodkin, a small dagger. Bolted, sifted. Bolting-hutch, the receptacle in which
the meal is bolted. Bombard, or bumbard, a barrel. Bombast, the stufling of clothes. Bona-robas, strumpets. Bond, bounden duty. Bony or bonny, handsome. Book, paper of conditions. Boot, profit,something over and above Bore, demeaned. Bore, the calibre of a gun. Bores, stabs. Bosky, woody. Bosom, wish, heart's desire. Bots, worms in a horse's stomach Bourn, boundary, rivulet. Bow, yoke. Bolds, emboldens. Bolte red, bedaubed. Borne in hand, deceived. Bottled-spider, a large bloated spider. Boulted, sified. Bowlins, or bowlines, tackle of a ship. Bollen, swollen. Bordered, restrained. Bower, a chamber. Brace, armour for the arm. Brach, a hound. Brack, to salt. Braid, crafty, deceitful. Braid's-flow, tears. Brake, an instrument of torture: alan
a thicket, Brands, a part of the andirons on which
the wood for the fire was supportret Brasier, a manufacturer of brass ; nisa,
a vessel in which sharcoalis burbed. Brave, to defy, also to make fino. Bravely, splendidly, gallantly. Bravery, finery. Brawl, a kind of dance. Braying, harsh, grating. Break, to begin. Break up, to carve. Break with, to break the matter to
Breast, voice. | Breath, speech, also exertise.
Breathing-courtesy, mere verbal com geons, eaten by the quality.
Cearmept. the wrapping of an emBreed-bate, an exciter of quarrels.
balmed body. Bribe buck, a buck sent as a bribe. Cease, decease. Bridal, the nuptial feast.
Censore, to give an opinion. Bring, to attend or accompany.
Centuries, companies of an bundred Brize, tbe gad, or horse-dy.
men each. Broach, to put on the spit, to transfix. Ceremonious, superstitious. Brock, the badger.
Certes, certainly. Brogues, a kind of shoes,
Cess, measure, tax or subsidy.
Challenge, the right of refusing a jory.
man, Brown-bill, a battle-axe.
Chamber, ancient name fo London ; Brownist, a follower of Brown, sec also, a piece of ordnance. tarian.
Chamberers, intriguers. Bruising-irons, an allusion to the an Champian, an open country. cient mace.
Chantry, a sinall chapel in a cathedral. Bruit, report with clamour.
Character, hand-writing. Brush of time, decay of time.
Charactery, the matter with which letBug, bugbears, false terrors.
ters are made. Bumbard, a large drinking vessel. Chares, task-work. Bung, a cut-purse.
Charge-house, free-school. Bunting, a bírd.
Chariest, most cautious. Burgonet, a helmet.
Charitable, dear, endearing.
the bear. Buxom, obedient.
Charm your tongue, be silent.
Charmer, one who deals in magic.
Chary, cautious. Cade, a barrel.
Chases, a term in tennis, Cadent, falling.
Chandron, entrails. Cage, a prison.
Cheater, for escheatour, an officer in Cain-coloured, yellow.
the Exchequer, Caitiff, a scoundrel.
Checks, probably for ethics. Calculate, to foretell.
Cheer, countenance. Caliver, a musket.
Cherry-pit, a game with cherry-stones. Call, to visit.
Cheveril, soft leather; also, conscience. Callet, a woman, a witch.
Chew, to ruminate, consider. Calhing, appellation.
Chewet, a chattering bird, Calm, qualm.
Chide, to resound, to echo; also, to Camelot, a place where King Arthur is scold, be clamourous.
supposed to have kept his court. Chiding, sound; noisy. Canary, a dance.
Child, a knight, a bero. Candle-wasters, those wbo sit up all Child, a female infant. night to drink.
Childing, unseasonably pregnant. Canker, the dog-rose.
Chopine, a high shoe, Canstick, candlestick.
Chough, a bird of the daw species Cantons, cantos.
Christom or chrisom, the white cloth Canvas, to sill.
put on a new baptized child. Canvas-climber, a sailor.
Chuck, chicken, a term of endearment.
Chuff, rich, avaricious.
Circumstance, conduct, detail, circum-
locution. Capricious, lascivious.
Cite, incite. Captious, capacious.
Cital, recital. Carack, a shíp of great bulk.
Civil, grave, solemn. Caracts, characters.
Civil, human Carbonado, a piece of meat cut cross Cittern, a musical instrument. ways for the gridiron.
Clack dish, a beggar's dish. Card, à sen-chart, perhaps also the Camour, a term in bell-ringing com pass.
Clap-in, fall to. Carded, mixed.
Clapped i'the clout, hit the white mark. Care, inclination,
Clap, to join hands. Careires, the motion of a horse; to Claw, to flatter.
pass the careires, means to overstep Clean, completely. the bounds of decorum.
Clean kam, awry. Carkanet, a necklace.
Clear, pure. Carl, clown, boor.
Clearest, purest. Carlot, peasant.
Clepe, to call. Carnal, sanguinary.
Clerkly, learned, scholar-like Carowses, drinks.
Cling, to dry, or shrink up. Carriage, import.
Clinquant, glittering. Carried, conducted.
Clipt, embraced. Carry, to prevail over.
Clout, the wbite mark at which archers Cart, a chariot.
shoot. Case, skin, outward garh.
Clouted, hobnailed. Case of lives, a set of lives.
Coach fellow, one who draws witb a
Cob-loaf, a crusty, uneven loaf.
Cock, cock-boat. Castiliano vulgo, a cant term of con Cock-and-pye, a vulgar oath. tempt.
Cockshut-time, twilight. Cast-lips, left-off lips.
Cockle, a corn-weed. Jast the water, to find out disorders by Cockle-hat, a pilgrim's hat. inspecting the urine.
Codding, amorous. Catnian, a liar
Cod piece, a part of the dress. Satling, a small lutestring, made of Coffin, the cavity of a raised pie. catgut.
Cog, to cheat with dice, to lie. Cavalero-justice, a cant term,
Cognizance, badge or token,
comprehension of: so called from Coignes, corners,
Chata, garlands. Crare small trading vessel. C . to be merry over Crura, a cowardly cock, mean, cowfide Compounded, made up of (drut, credible Cint, account, information, creduCaris, lights set upon a beacon. ( ve, increasing. (st. the summit. Crestless, those who have no right to
ke a cup, to crack a bottle.
are dry. Cee theatncal term, the last word
of the preceding speech.
t.cunousness, finical delicacy. " , scrupulous.
, ostentatiously dressed.
( 4 longtail, poor and rich.
krra, zatives of Denmark. D
in the dark.
be falsehood, counterfeit.
ith the plague.
mar, from first to last
term in music.
sure. Disperge, to sprinkle. Disponge, to discharge as a sponge. Dispose, disposal, command. Dispose, to make terins. Disposition, frame. Disseat, dispiace, de pose. Dissemble, to glossover, disguise. Dissembling, putting dissunilar things
together. Distained, unstained. Distaste, to corrupt. Distemper, intoxication. Distemperature, perturbation. Distem pered, out of humour. Distraught, distractiei. Distractions, detachments, separate
bodies. Divert, to turn aside. Division, a term in music. Doff, to put ott Dole, alms, distribution, lot. Dolphin, the dauphin Don, to pat on, to do on. Done to death, kilitu. Done, expended, consumed. Done upon the gad, suddenly. Dotant, dotard. Double, full of duplicity. Double vouchers, a law term. Doubt, to fear. Dout, to do out, extinguish. Dowle, a feather. Down gyved, hanging down, like what
contines the Icllers round the
ancles. Draught, the jakes. Draw, to withdraw. Drawn, embowelled. Drawn fox, one which is trailed over
the ground, to deceive the hounds.
me, the burthen of a song
Easy, slight, inconsiderable.
the einblem of royalty. Embare, to expose. Embarquements, impediments. Embossed, inclosed, swollen, pully. Embowelled, exhausted. Embraced, indulged in. Eropericutick, einpirical. Empery, sovereigu power. Emulous, envious, jealous. Eroulation, envy. Encave, to hide. Endart, to dart forth. Enfeoff, to invest with possession. Engross, to fatten Engaged, delivered as an hostage. Engrossments, accumulation. Enkindie, to stimulate. Enmesh, to inclose, as in meshes. Enmew, in falconry) to force to lie in
cover. Enridged, bordered. Ensconce, to secure in a safe place, lo
fortify. Enseamed, greasy. Enseer, to dry up. Enshield, concealed. Ensteeped, immersed. Entertainment, pay; also, being re
ceived into service. Entreatments, favours; also, objects of
F. Face, to carry a foolish appearence, Face royal, a privileged face. Facinorous, wicked. Pact, guilt. Factious, active. Faculty, exercise of power. Falge, to suit. Fadings, a dance. Faith, fidelity. Faithfully, fervently.
Pain, fond. 1 Pair, for fairness.
Guerdon, a reward.
Gules, (in heraldry) red.
Gulf, the swallow, tbe hawk, Hancies and good-nights, little poems Fox, a sword.
Guinea-hen, a prostitute.
Gun-stones, can non balls.
Gurnet, a fish.
Gust, to taste.
Gyve, to shackle.
Hack, to become cheap.
Friend, for friendship, to befriend. Haggard, wild; also, wild throat Fardel or Farthel, a barthen. Frippery, an old clothes sbop.
Hair, complexion, or character. Fashions, the farcens a disease of horses. Frize, a Welch cloth.
Halll make room,
Harlocks, wild mustard.
Harlot, a male cheat.
Furnishings, colours, pretences. Harry, to harrass.
Halcyon, a bird,
Hallidon, doom at judgment day. Feet, footing.
Handsaw, hernshaw, (a hawk.) Fell, skin, Gabardine, a loose cloak.
Hangers, that which suspends or Fell of hair, capilitium, any part co Gad, a sharp-pointed instrument.
Harlotry, vulgar, filthy.
Hatch, to engrave.
Hay, a fencing term.
Heftod, heaved, agitated.
Gallow-glasses, Irish foot-soldiers. Hell, a dungeon in a prison.
Helmed, steered through.
Henchman, a page of bonour. conceal tbe men from the enemy. Garnered, treasured up.
Hent, to seize.
Herb of grace, rue.
Hilding, a poltroon.
Hiren, a harlot.
His, often used for its. artful. General, generality.
Hoar, hoary, mouldy.
Hob-nob, as it may happen
Hold, to esteem.
Hold taking, bear handling. Fire-drake, will-o'-the-wisp, or a fire Gentry, complaisance.
Hollal a term of the manege. work. German, akin
Hoodman blind, blindman's bad.
Hot-house, a bagnio.
Hox, to ham-string.
Hull, to float without guidance.
Humming, o'erwhelming. Fits o' the season, disorders of the Ging, a gang.
Hunt counter, worthless dog.
Hunts-up, a hunting tune. Flap-dragon, inflammable stuff swal Glib, to geld,
Hurtle. to dash against.
Hurtling, boisterous merriment.
Huswife, a jilt.
Isecks, in faith.
Ill-inbabited, ill-lodged. tion.
Gossamer, atoms that float in the sun Illustrious, without lustre. Flout, to wave in mockery.
Images, children, representatives.
Imbare, to expose.
Immediacy, close connexion. Foizon, plenty.
Grained, furrowed, like the grain of Imp, progeny.. Folly, depravity.
wood; also, died mg rain.
Impair, unsuitable, unequal. Fond, foolish. Gramercy, great thanks
Impartial, partial. Fools' zanies, baubles surmounted with Grange, a lone farm-house.
Impetticos, to impetticont, Tim
Imp out, to suoply the deficiency
Impress, a device or motto.
Incarpadine, to dye red.
Groundlings, those who sat or stood oni Incensed, incited. Porked, horned.
the ground in the old theatres, the Inclip, to embrace. mal, in form.
Include, to conclude.