A Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words: Illustrative of the Works of Our Early Dramatic and Lyric Poets, with Historical Notices of Ancient Customs, Manners, &c. &c
W. Pickering, 1832 - 479 páginas
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ALISAUNDRE ancient appears applied arms authors bear body bright called cant CHAUCER'S KNIGHT'S TALE CHAUCER'S MILLER'S CHAUCER'S Rom cloth colour common corruption court covering CRESS custom denote derived doth England face fair fashion fellow female figuratively fire fool formerly French frequently give given gold Gower's half HAMLET hand hath head hence hold HONEST HOOD horse HUDIBRAS Italy John Jonson's keep kind king knight lady light LION London look lord Lost meaning merry never officer origin person piece play probably QUEEN ready Rich RICHARD ROBIN HOOD ROSE round sense Shakspeare side signify sometimes song SPENSER'S F supposed sword TALE term thee thing thou TROI turn wear WINDSOR wine WIVES woman women word
Página 33 - All murder'd : for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court, and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp...
Página 90 - I'll observe his looks; I'll tent him to the quick: if he but blench, I know my course.
Página 59 - Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers ; I had rather hear a brazen canstick turn'd, Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree ; And that would set my teeth nothing on edge, Nothing so much as mincing poetry : 'Tis like the forc'd gait of a shuffling nag.
Página 232 - On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great an object: can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France? or may we cram Within this wooden O the very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt?
Página 194 - In following him, I follow but myself; Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so, for my peculiar end : For when my outward action doth demonstrate The native act and figure of my heart In compliment extern, 'tis not long after But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at : I am not what I am.
Página 162 - Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note.
Página 127 - Honour's a lease for lives to come, And cannot be extended from The legal tenant : 'tis a chattel Not to be forfeited in battle. If he that in the field is slain Be in the bed of honour lain, He that is beaten may be said To lie in honour's truckle-bed. For as we see th...
Página 278 - In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets...
Página 9 - ... in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture ; let us swear That you are worth your breeding : which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes. I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,* Straining upon the start. The game's afoot ; Follow your spirit : and, upon this charge, Cry — God for Harry ! England ! and Saint George ! [Exeunt . Alarum, and Chambers go off.