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Spending. p. 17. Utterance.
Spent. p. 3. Consumed.
Spials. Spies.

Spoie. p. 92. If we read "spoil"
it would appear that Brown, a cut-
purse, intentionally provoked a
quarrel in order to collect a crowd
from which he and his accomplices
might reap a harvest.
Sprag. Active.
Squirting. Upstart.
Standard. The Standard in Cheap-
side was a conduit, upon which
were portraits of kings and queens.
Stauling-ken. A house that will
receive stolen goods.

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.

Determine.

Testor or teston. Sixpence. Thales Milesius. He fell into a ditch while looking at the stars. Tick-tack. A game like back

gammon.

Toucher. The bowl lying nearest the "Jack."

Trade. Manner, custom, practice.
Travel for a stomach. Walk to
get an appetite.
Traverses. Crosses, misfortunes.
Treacle. Medicine.

Treads. Steps, measures.
Treen. Wooden.

Trenchmore. A popular dance tune.
Troll. To move round.

Trump. A card game very much like whist.

Try. p. 2. Refine.

Truss. Breeches. Verb= tie up the "points."

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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.

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INDEX OF AUTHORS

Actors Remonstrance, The 1643. p.
185
ASCHAM, ROGER The Scholemaster

1570. pp. 71, 195

AWDELEY, JOHN Fraternitye of Va-
cabonds 1561. p. 237

BACON, FRANCIS Essays 1597-1625.
PP. 51, 68

BAYLY, LEWES Practice of Pietie 1612.
p. 50

BOORDE, ANDREW A Compendyous
Regyment or a Dietary of Helth
1542. P. 229
BRETON, NICHOLAS

The Good and the Badde 1616. pp.
231, 255

Fantastickes 1626. pp. 22, 23, 24,
274

BRINSLEY, JOHN Ludus Literarius or
the Grammar Schoole 1612. pp. 53,

57

BULLEIN, WILLIAM A Dialogue
against the Pestilence 1573 (1st ed.
1564). pp. 96, 135, 136, 270

CAREY, SIR ROBERT Memoirs, pub.
1759, written c. 1627. p. 203
Contract for building the Fortune Thea-
tre. (Dated Jan. 8, 1600.) p. 161
CORYAT, THOMAS Crudities 1611.
pp. 164, 224

DEKKER, THOMAS

The Gulls Horne-booke 1609. p. 167
The Seuen Deadly Sinnes of London
1606. pp. 91, 97, 121

EARLE, JOHN Micro-cosmographie
1628. pp. 19, 49, 65, 80, 90, 107,
109, 143, 226

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HAKLUYT,

RICHARD Principal
Navigations 1589. p. 251
HALL, JOSEPH Characters of Vertues
and Vices 1608. p. 29
HARMAN, THOMAS A Caveat or
Warening for Commen Cursetors
1567. p. 239

HARRISON, WILLIAM Description of
England 1587 (2nd ed.). pp. 63,
75, 81, 123, 134, 208, 212, 218, 254
HENTZNER, PAUL Travels in Eng-
land 1598 [Rye]. pp. 4, 65, 160, 191
HOWELL, JAMES Instructions for
forreine travell 1642. p. 70
HOWES, EDMOND Annales 1615.
p. 198

JAMES I., KING A counter-blast to
Tobacco 1672. p. 110

LATIMER, BISHOP HUGH Sermon
preached before Edward VI April
12, 1549. P. 25.

Letter from the Lord Mayor to the
Privy Council, July 28, 1597: p. 179
LODGE, THOMAS Wits Miserie 1596.
P. 118
LUPTON,

DONALD London and
the Countrey carbonadoed 1632. pp.
62, 86, 88, 89, 106, 163, 165, 225
LYLY, JOHN

Euphues, The Anatomy of Wyt
1578. p. 150

Letter to Queen Elizabeth 1598.

p. 141

MARKHAM, Gervase

Countrey Contentments 1611. pp.
16, 17

The English Hus-wife 1615. pp.
136, 214, 226, 227, 228
MIDDLETON, THOMAS? Father Hub-
burds Tales 1604. p. 126
MORYSON, FYNES Itinerary 1617.
pp. 1, 8, 77, 85, 87, 94, 109, 128, 217

NASHE, THOMAS

The Anatomie of Absurditie 1589.
P. 146

Christs Teares over Ierusalem 1593.
PP. 7, 125, 130

Lenten Stuffe 1599. pp. 148, 255
Pierce Penilesse 1592. pp. 133, 142,
153, 176, 181

The Terrors of the Night 1594.
p. 148

?A wonderful astrological prognos-
tication 1591. p. 46
Newes from Scotland 1591. p. 33

OVERBURY, SIR THOMAS Characters
1614-16. pp. 10, 11, 13, 66, 87,
196

RALEGH, SIR WALTER

The last fight of the Revenge 1591.
p. 256

The Historie of the World 1614.
p. 232

RHODES, HUGH Boke of Nurture
1568. pp. 222, 229

Robin Goodfellow; his mad prankes
and merry jests 1628. p. 40
Royal licence to the king's Players,
May 19, 1603. p. 176

SCOT, REGINALD The Discoverie of
Witchcraft 1584. pp. 30, 31, 32,
37.38

Second and third blast of retrait from
plaies and Theatres 1580. p. 158
SIDNEY, SIR PHILIP An Apologie
for Poetrie 1595 P. 155
SMITH, CAPTAIN JOHN History of
Virginia 1624. pp. 262, 266
SMITH, SIR THOMAS De Republica
Anglorum 1583. p. 5

STEPHENS, JOHN Essayes and
Characters 1615. pp. 12, 14, 144
STOCKWOOD, JOHN A Sermon
Preached at Paules Crosse 1578.
P. 177

STOW, JOHN A Survey of London
1598. p. 160

STUBBES, PHILIP The Anatomie of
Abuses 1583 (2nd ed.). pp. 18, 24,
25, 103, 105, 128, 178

TURBERVILE, GEORGE The Noble
arte of venerie or hunting 1576.
P. 16

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