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Spending. p. 17. Utterance.
Spoie. p. 92. If we read "spoil"
Stave and tail. Bear-baiting term; to stave to beat back the bear; to tail to hold back the dog. Still. Always, ever.
Stoop. p. 116. This word seems to be used figuratively here=to alight as a bird. The cheaters are of course the fowlers.
Stoves. Houses for hot vapour baths. Strangate. ?Strand-gate.
Strangury. Difficulty in discharging the urine.
Strength of his horses. p. 8o. The number of his horses.
Suburb shadow. The suburbs were
the most disreputable quarters of London in which the houses of illfame stood.
Suckets. Sweetmeats or sugarplums. Summoner. One who summons to the ecclesiastical court. Swag-bellied. With a large overhanging belly.
Sword and buckler. Went out of fashion about 1580. Frequent contemptuous references of them occur in Elizabethan literature. Apparently associated with thieves. Cp. 1 Henry IV, I. iii. 230. Syrups, i.e. medicines (cp. Treacle). Systema. The point is, I suppose, that the "6. 'mere scholar" takes systema (i.e. Systema Logicum=a system of logic) to be the name of the author of the book.
Tables. p. 64. Backgammon.
Take it of merit. Take as their due. Talbot. Great English general of the time of Henry VI. cp. I Henry VI.
Tarlton (Richard). Died 1588. A famous Elizabethan comic actor, said to be the original of Yorick in Hamlet.
Tawe out. Extort.
Tax idle circumstance. Censure trivial matters.
Telephus. The wound of Telephus could only be cured by rust from the spear of Achilles, which had inflicted it.
Term. p. 146. "Attend the end of every term"; the end of the law terms was the busiest season for publishers. Termagant. An imaginary god of the Mahomedans, who figured in the old miracles and morality plays as a violent character. Terminate.
Testor or teston. Sixpence. Thales Milesius. He fell into a ditch while looking at the stars. Tick-tack. A game like back
Toucher. The bowl lying nearest the "Jack."
Trade. Manner, custom, practice.
Treads. Steps, measures.
Trenchmore. A popular dance tune.
Trump. A card game very much like whist.
Try. p. 2. Refine.
Truss. Breeches. Verb= tie up the "points."
Watshod. ?Some kind of silk. Weasel-beaked. With a sharp thin face like a weasel. Welt. Strip, border: (verb) to patch.
We three. A well-known inn-sign representing two fools and inscribed "We three." The third fool of course is the man who looks at the picture. Cp. Twelfth Night, II.
iii. 17. Wheel and reel. i.e. for spinning. Whetstone. p. 270. Given as a prize for the biggest liar. Whirligig-jacks. Spinning jacks. Wings. Shoulder knots or epaulettes.
Wool-packs. p. 13. cp. p. 87.
Yerk. Jerk (q.v.).
Zany. A clown whose business on the stage was to imitate foolishly the actions of the principal clown.
INDEX OF AUTHORS
Actors Remonstrance, The 1643. p.
1570. pp. 71, 195
AWDELEY, JOHN Fraternitye of Va-
BACON, FRANCIS Essays 1597-1625.
BAYLY, LEWES Practice of Pietie 1612.
BOORDE, ANDREW A Compendyous
The Good and the Badde 1616. pp.
Fantastickes 1626. pp. 22, 23, 24,
BRINSLEY, JOHN Ludus Literarius or
BULLEIN, WILLIAM A Dialogue
CAREY, SIR ROBERT Memoirs, pub.
The Gulls Horne-booke 1609. p. 167
EARLE, JOHN Micro-cosmographie
HARRISON, WILLIAM Description of
JAMES I., KING A counter-blast to
LATIMER, BISHOP HUGH Sermon
Letter from the Lord Mayor to the
DONALD London and
Euphues, The Anatomy of Wyt
Letter to Queen Elizabeth 1598.
Countrey Contentments 1611. pp.
The English Hus-wife 1615. pp.
The Anatomie of Absurditie 1589.
Christs Teares over Ierusalem 1593.
Lenten Stuffe 1599. pp. 148, 255
The Terrors of the Night 1594.
?A wonderful astrological prognos-
OVERBURY, SIR THOMAS Characters
RALEGH, SIR WALTER
The last fight of the Revenge 1591.
The Historie of the World 1614.
RHODES, HUGH Boke of Nurture
Robin Goodfellow; his mad prankes
SCOT, REGINALD The Discoverie of
Second and third blast of retrait from
STEPHENS, JOHN Essayes and
STOW, JOHN A Survey of London
STUBBES, PHILIP The Anatomie of
TURBERVILE, GEORGE The Noble
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