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remeve, remove, change. rente, legitimate income. rescous, rescue. reve, a tenant farmer. reysed, traveled. Robbia, the Robbia family, makers of sculptures
in glazed terra-cotta. Beautiful examples of
their art are to be seen in Florentine buildings. Robert's Children, vagabonds. roghte, paid heed to. romaging, bustling. Rome's dome, the dome of St. Peter's. Rood, cross of Christ. Roscius'd, Roscius, the greatest comic actor of
ancient Rome. rote, fiddle. Rouncivale, a religious house in London. rouncy, horse.
sethe, boil. sewed, followed. seynd, singed, broiled. shalot, kind of onion. sharers, members of a company who shared in the
investment. shaw, wood. shear, several. sheeldes, French crowns, coins bearing the device
of a shield.
roll. Royal Exchange, the place appointed by the crown
for exchange of plate or bullion for the national
coin. Ruce, Russia. ruddock, robin. rules, twelve good, card containing maxims of
conduct. rune, a letter of the old Germanic alphabet, a
muttered charm. rushes, reeds used for floor-covering.
Sainte-Beuve (1804-1869), the eminent French
critic. Saint Laurence, the church of San Lorenzo. sair-won, hard-earned. sangwyn, ruddy. sansculottic, lit. without breeches, a term applied
by the French aristocrats to those who started
the revolution; hence revolutionists, reds. Sant' Ambrogio, St. Ambrose Church. sa pors, flavors. sark, shirt. sat, shot. Satalye, a town in Asia Minor. sautr ye, psaltery, a musical instrument. sawcefleem, having a red pimply face. say, saw. scarecrows in the yard, common herd in the open
pit around the stage. Scariot, Judas Iscariot. scathe, harm, misfortune. Schidone, Bartolommeo, a painter of Modena
(1560-1616). scoleye, to attend school. scudi, Italian coins worth about a dollar. sea-crabs, boatmen. seche, seek. seigh, saw. seke, sick. sely, kind, good, simple. semblyde, assembled. sendal, fine silk. sentence, pithy and wise utterance. sequacious, following.
shend, shame. shene, bright. sheugh, furrow. shirreve, sheriff. sho shoe. shoulder-clapping, arrest. shoures, showers. shovel-hat, a hat with broad brim turned up at the
sides and projecting in front. shrewe, curse. sic, such. significavit, first word of writ of excommuni
cation. sikerly, surely. Simon, see Acts VIII and ix. Sinon, the Greek who tricked the Trojans into
taking the wooden horse within the walls. Sir Christopher, Sir Christopher Wren (1632
1723), who rebuilt St. Paul's Cathedral after the great fire of 1666. Sister Helen, the three speakers are, the wronged
woman, her little brother, who does not under
stand what is going on, and a spectator. sithen, since. sizars, university students who received free
board. skeigh, sidewise. skellum, rascal. skel pit, hurried. skills, matters. skirl, scream slaps, gaps in the road. slawe, slain. sleekit, soft, sleek. sloughe, they slew. small, narrow, slim. smoored, smothered. snapper, stumble. snell, bitter. snibben, rebuke. solempne, festive; impressive, important. somdel, somewhat. Somers-heat, Somerset. somnour, an officer who summoned delinquents
before the ecclesiastical courts. sone, son. soote, sweet. Soupe, milk. souter, cobbler. sowne, sound. sowninge, tending toward. sowthers, makes it all up. spendyd, spanned, placed in rest. spiers, inquires.
sprang their luff, sailed nearer to the wind. spurn. If this word means “encounter," then the
line ought to read as an exclamation, Alas
that e'er this fight was begun!” Stagirite, Aristotle. stand, hindrance. staukin, stalking. staw, stole. stemed, gleamed. sten, spring. stepe, bright. sterne, stern men. sterteth, starts, springs. stevene, voice. stewe, fish-pond. stillicide, constant dropping of water. stone and reins, bladder and kidneys. stoor, estore, stock. stope, advanced. stot, horse. stour, tumult, fight. stoure, dust. stoyte, stagger. strath, river valley. Stratford atte Bowe, a nunnery near London. streit, narrow, strict. streyneth, constrains. stryke of flex, hank or skein of flax. St. Stephen's, The Houses of Parliament. succedance, substitutes. swa pte, struck, smote. swat, sweated. swats, foaming ale. sweven, dream. swich, such. swink, work (n.); swinken, labor (v.). syke, trench. syllabub, curd formed by mixing cream and wine. Syrinx, stands for Anne Boleyn in The Shepherd's
Calendar. sythes, times.
tester, teston, sixpence. Thammuz, Tammuz, in Babylonian mythology
the husband of Ishtar, who slew him and later
restored him to life. than, then. the, they. thee, so mote 1, so may I prosper.
Ι this, these. tho, those. thole, endure. thrave, twenty-four sheaves. throstle-cock, European thrush. thryes, thrice. thug, originally a member of a society of bandits
in India. thyrsus, a Bacchic wand. a Tilbury, a two wheeled gig without a cover. tint, lost. tippenny, two penny ale. Tishbite, the, Elijah, in the Old Testament. tittie, sister. to, two. toft, hillock, eminence. tollen, take toll. ton, one. tool, thing. toon, toes. towmond, twelve-month. Townshend, Tommy, a member of Parliament. towsie, shaggy Tramissene, Moorish, kingdom in Africa. tread, copulate. tretys, well-shaped. tripod, three-legged stand, emblem of the Delphic
oracle. trowl, pass in turn. truffles, various tubers. Tully, Marcus Tullius Cicero, the great Roman
orator and author whose Latin is the model
for purity. tweye, two. twice-battered god of Palestine, Dagon, whose
image twice fell from its pedestal in the presence
of the ark. twinne, depart. twins of Jove, Castor and Pollux. tyke, dog. Tyrant, triple, the Pope, who wears a triple tiara.
tabah, tobacco. tabard, coat. table dormant, a fixed table as distinguished from
the old fashioned removable board. taille, tally, credit. Taillefer, the minstrel who rode in front of the
Norman army at the battle of Hastings, chant
ing the old song of Roland. tairn, mountain pool. ta picer, upholsterer. tappestere, bar-maid. ta psalteerie, topsy-turvy. Taurus, zodiacal sign of the bull, roughly the
second half of April and first half of May. tead, torch. techen, direct. templar, lawyer or other person rooming in the
so-called temple, once the headquarters of the
Knights Templar. Temple, an inn of court, an association of lawyers. tentie, careful.
Ulpian (170–228 A.D.), a Roman jurist, who wrote
after the period of pure Latin. Ultima Supplicia, last punishments. Ululantes, the howlers. unco, uncoo, wonderfully, unusual things. uncrudded, uncurdled. undern, late morning, or early afternoon. Ursa Major, the stars known as the Dipper. usquebac, whiskey. Uther, father of King Arthur.
vambrace, piece of armor on the forearm. vauntie, proud. vavasour,
landholder. venerye, hunting.
with the inscription 'We three Loggerheads be,' the spectator being the third. whelkes, pimples. whins, gorse. whist, silent. whyles, sometimes. whylom, formerly. wi, with. Will's,
famous coffee house in Addison's time. wimpel, neck-cloth. winnock, window. wis, certainly. wiste, knew. wit, know. withouten, besides. withseye, gainsay. whatsome, loathsome. wone, custom; one. woning, dwelling place. wood, mad, crazy. woodrow, woodruff, a sweet woodland herb. wortes, herbs. wouche, evil, harm. wyld, deer.
wales, selects. wan, dark. wane, quantity, multitude. want, mole. wantown, brisk, lively. war, aware; beware. wardmotes, courts or meetings held in the city
wards. war-hedge, interlocked shields. wark, work. warlocks, wizards. war'ly, worldly. wastel breed, fine bread; French gâteau. watch, the time during which a watch, or police,
is on duty. watchet weeds, blue uniform. waught, draught. waukin, watching wawlie, handsome. weal, clench. webbe, weaver. weelhained, well-saved. weir, a dam, or a fence of stakes to catch fish. werre, war. We three, allusion to the picture of two boobies,
yeman, yeoman. yerde, stick. yerly, early. yeve, give. yfere, together. yont, beyond. y-preved, proved. yth, in the. y-wimpled, with head-covering drawn close about
the chin. y-wis, certainly.
INDEX OF AUTHORS
Addison, Joseph, 219.
Belloc, Hilaire, 851.
Fitzgerald, Edward, 726.