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Absolute, decided; "be abs.," i.e.
"make up your mind "; III. i. 5;
perfect, V. i. 54.
Abuse, delusion; V. i. 205.
Accommodations, comforts; III. i. 14.
Advertise, instruct; I. i. 42.
Advertising, instructing; V. i. 387.
Advice, consideration; V. i. 468.
Affection, feeling; II. iv. 168.
Affections, passions; III. i. 108.
After, at the rate of; II. i. 246.
All-building, being the ground and
foundation of all; II. iv. 94 (other
suggested emendations: all-bind-
ing; all-holding).

Appliances, remedies, means; III. i. 89.
Appointment, equipment; III. i. 60.
Approbation; "receive her ap.," i.c.
enter upon her probation; I. ii.

As, though indeed; II. iv. 89.
Avised, advised, aware; II. ii. 132.

Bark, peel away; III. i. 72.
Bastard (used equivocally), a kind
of sweet wine; III. ii. 4.
Bay, an architectural term for a
division of a building, marked by
the single windows or other open-
ings; II. i. 246.

Beholding, beholden; IV. iii. 163.
Belongings, endowments; I. i. 30.
Billets, small logs of wood; IV. iii. 55.
Bite by the nose, to treat with con-
tempt; III. i. 109.

Blench, start away; IV. v. 5.
Boldness, confidence; IV. ii. 163.
Bonds, obligations; V. i. 8.
Boot, advantage, profit; II. iv. II.
Bore in hand, kept in expectation; I.

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Bunch of grapes, name of a room; it was the custom to name the several rooms in taverns; II.i. 132. Censure, to pass judgment, or sentence, upon; I. iv. 72; II. i. 29. Character, writing, outward mark; I. i. 28; handwriting, IV. ii. 202. Characts, characters; V. i. 56. Cheap, of small value; III. i. 183. Circummured, walled round; IV. i. 28. Clack-dish, a wooden dish or box carried by beggars; III. ii. 134.

From an old French painting in the
Ashmolean Museum.

Clap, to begin without delay; IV. iii.


Close, to make peace, come to an

agreement; V. i. 345.

Close, silent, secret; IV. iii. 121.
Cold, cool, deliberate; IV. iii. 102.
Combinate, betrothed; III. i. 229
Combined, bound; IV. iii. 147
Comes off well, is well told; II. i. 57.
Commodity, quantity of wares, par-
cel; IV. iii. 5.

Compact, leagued; V. i. 242.
Composition, compact; V. i. 220.
Concerning, "c. her observance," i.e.
"which it concerns her to ob-
serve"; IV. i. 42.
Concupiscible, concupiscent; V. i. 98.
Confixed, fixed; V. i. 232.
Conserve, preserve; III. i. 88.
Constantly, firmly; IV. i. 21.
Consummate, being consummated; V.
i. 382.

Continue, blunderingly misunder

stood by Elbow to refer to some penalty or other; II. i. 195; to let live, IV. iii. 86.

Contrarious, contradictory; IV. i. 62. Convenient, fitting; IV. iii. 105. Convented, summoned; V. i. 158. Countenance, hypocrisy; V. i. 118. Covent, convent; IV. iii. 131. Creation; "their cr.," i.e." their (men's) nature"; II. iv. 127. Credent bulk, weight of credit; IV. iv. 28.

Credulous, readily yielding; II. iv.1 30. "Cucullus non facit monachum," i.e. "All hoods make not monks"; V. i. 263.

Cunning, sagacity; IV. ii. 163.

Defiance, rejection, refusal; III. i. 143.

Definitive, resolved; V. i. 431. Delighted, accustomed to ease and delight; III. i. 121.

Denunciation, declaration; I. ii. 147. Deputation, deputyship; I. i. 21. Desperately; "d. mortal," i.e. "terribly near death"; others, "desperate in his incurring of death"; "destined to die without hope of salvation"; IV. ii. 151.

Detected, charged, accused; III. ii.



Determined, limited, bounded; III.i.70.
Determines, assigns; I. i. 39
Detest, Elbow's blunder for "pro-
test"; II. i. 68.

Discover, recognise; IV. ii. 181.
Discover, expose; III. i. 197.
Dispenses with, excuses; III. i. 135.
Dissolution, death; III. ii. 237.
Disvalued, depreciated; V. i. 221.
Dis vouched, contradicted; IV. iv. I.
Dolours, used quibblingly with play

upon "dollar"; I. ii. 50. Draw," as it refers to the tapster it signifies to drain, to empty"; as it is related to "hang" it means "to be conveyed to execution on a hurdle," in Froth's answer it is the same as "to bring along by some motive or power"; II. i. 208.

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Effects, expressions; III. i. 24.
Emmew, to coop up, "to force to lie
in cover without daring to show
themselves"; III. i. 91.
Enshield, concealed, enclosed; II. iv.

Ensky'd, placed in heaven; I. iv. 34.
Entertain, desire to keep; III. i. 75.
Escapes, sallies; IV. i. 63.

Estimation, reputation; IV. ii. 28.
Evasion, excuse; I. i. 51.

Evils, privies; II. ii. 172.

Fact, crime; IV. ii. 141.
False, illegal; II. iv. 49.

Falsely, dishonestly, illegally; II. iv.


Fault; "fault and glimpse," i.e. the
faulty glimpse; a fault arising
from the mind being dazzled by
a novel authority; I. ii. 157.
Favour, used equivocally with a play
upon "favour": ="countenance";
IV. ii. 32; face, IV. ii. 182.
Fear, affright; II. i. 2.

Fear, "to give fear,"=" to intimi-
date"; I. iv. 62.

Feodary, (so Folios 2, 3, 4; Fol. 1 fedarie), originally one who holds an estate by suit or service to a superior lord, hence one who acts under the direction of another; here, "one of the human fraternity"; II. iv. 122. Ferness and truth, briefly and truly; I. iv. 39.

File, multitude; III. ii. 144.

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For the Lord's sake.
Braithwait's Honest Ghost, or A
Voice from the Vault (1658).

Free, liberal; V. i. 392.
French crown, a bald head produced
by a certain disease; used equi-
vocally; I. ii. 52.

Garden-house, summer-house; V.i.212.

Fine, punish; II. ii. 40; III. i. 115. General, populace; II. iv. 27.

Fine, punishment; II. ii. 40.
Flourish, adorn; IV. i. 75.
Flowery tenderness, i.e. a tender woman

"whose action is no stronger
than a flower" (cp. Sonnet LXV.
4); III. i 83.

Generation, race; IV. iii. 91.
Generative, (?) begot; "a motion
66 a puppet born of a female
being" (but probably Theobald's
emendation is correct-" un-
generative"); III. ii. 119.

Generous and gravest, i.e. most gener- | Iniquity, see Justice.

ous and most grave; IV. vi. 13. Ghostly, spiritual; IV. iii. 48. Giglets, giglots, wantons; V. i.


Glassy essence, "that essential nature of man which is like glass, from its faculty to reflect the image of others in its own, and from its fragility, its liability to injury or destruction"; II. ii. 120. Grace, good fortune, happiness; I. iv. 69.

Gradation, regular advance from step

to step; IV. iii. 102. Grange, a solitary farmhouse; III.

i. 275. Gratulate, gratifying; V. i. 533. Gravel, flinty; IV. iii. 66. Guard, "stands at a guard with," i.e. is on his guard against"; I. iii. 51.

Guards, facings, trimmings; III. i.


Hannibal, Elbow's error for "can-
nibal"; II. i. 181.
Happily, haply; IV. ii. 98.
Heavy, drowsy, sleepy; IV. i. 35.
Helmed, directed; III. ii. 151.
Hent, seized, taken possession of;

IV. vi. 14.

Hide, suppress; V. i. 67.
His, its; IV. i. 31.

Home and home, to the quick; IV. iii. 146.

Hot-house, bathing-house; Il. i. 65.

Ignomy, (so Folio 1)= ignominy (which word suits the metre better); II. iv. 111. Impartial, taking no part; V. i. 166. Imports, carries with it; V. i. 108. Importune, urge; I. i. 57. Incertain, unsettled, vague; III. i. 127.

Informal, insane; V. i. 236.

In good time, so be it, very well; III. i. 181.

Insensible of, indifferent to; IV. ii.


Instance, intimation; IV. iii. 132. Invention, imagination; II. iv. 3. Inward, intimate friend; III. ii. 138. Issues, purposes; I. i. 37.

Journal, diurnal; IV. iii. 90. Justice or Iniquity, "that is the constable or the fool; Escalus calls the latter Iniquity in allusion to the old Vice, a familiar character in the ancient moralites and dumb shows"; II. i. 174.

Keeps, dwells; I. iii. 10.

Lapwing ("the bird diverts attention from its nest by flying to a distance and attracting the sportsman there by fluttering "); I. iv. 32.

Leaven'd, well fermented, ripened; I. i. 52.

Leiger, a resident ambassador at a foreign court; III. i. 59. Like, likely to be believed; V. i.

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Mother, abbess; I. iv. 86. Motion, a thing endowed movement; III. i. 120. Mystery, trade; IV. ii. 29.

Nature, life; II. iv. 43.

No; 66

Practice, plot; V. i. 107, 123. with Precept, instruction; "in action all of p."" with actions intended to instruct me" (i.e. shewing the several turnings of the way with his hand); IV. i. 40.

reason dares her no," i.e. "admonishes her not to do it"; IV. iv. 27.

Prefers itself, places itself before
everything else; I. i. 55.

Pregnant, expert; I. i. 12; evident;
II. i. 23.

Obstruction, stagnation of the blood; Prenzie, prim; III. i. 94, 97.

III. i. 119.

Office, service; V. i. 368.

Omit, pass by; IV. iii. 75.
Opposite, opponent; III. ii. 175.
Owe, possess, have; I. iv. 83; II.
iv. 123.

Pace, to make to go (lit. to teach a horse to move according to the will of the rider); IV. iii. 135. Pain, penalty; II. iv. 86.

Pain'd, put to trouble; V. i. 390. Parcel-bawd, part bawd; II. i. 62. Part; "my p. in him," i.e. "my office delegated to him"; I. i. 42. Partial; "nothing come in p." i.c. "no partiality be allowed"; II. i. 31.

Particular, private; IV. iv. 29. Passes, proceedings; V. i. 374. Passing on, i.c. passing sentence on;

II. i. 19.

Peaches, impeaches; IV. iii. 12. Pelting, paltry; II. ii. 112. Perdurably, everlastingly; III. i. 115.

Philip and Jacob, i.e. the feast of St. P. and St. J. (May 1st); III. ii. 214.

Piled, "a quibble between piled, peeled, stripped of hair, bald (from the French disease), and piled as applied to velvet; threepiled velvet meaning the finest and costliest"; I. ii. 35. Planched, planked; IV. i. 30. Pluck on, draw on; II. iv. 147.

Possess'd, informed; IV. i. 44.

Present,"p. shrift," i.e. "immediate absolution"; IV. ii. 217.

Presently, immediately; IV. iii. 80.

Preserved, kept pure; II. ii. 153.
Prints, impressions; II. iv. 130.
Probation, proof; V. i. 157.
Profanation, Elbow's blunder for
"profession"; II. i. 55.
Profession, business; IV. iii. 2.
Profiting, taking advantage; II. iv.


Prolixious, tiresome and hindering; II. iv. 162.

Prone and speechless, probably to be considered as equivalent to "speechlessly prone," i.e. speaking fervently and eagerly without words (or perhaps "prone" =deferential); I. ii. 183. Proper, own; III. i. 30; V. i. 412; personally, peculiarly; I. i. 31. Proper to, belonging to; V. i.


Proportion, measure; I. ii. 23. Proportions, portion, fortune; V. i.


Provincial; "here p."="under the
jurisdiction of this ecclesiastical
province"; V. i. 318.
Provokest, invokest; III. i. 18.
Put, compelled; I. i. 5.
Putting-on, incitement; IV. ii. 120.

Qualify, check; IV. ii. 86.
Question, consideration;
I. i. 47.
Quests, spyings; IV. i. 62.
Quit, acquit, forgive; V. i. 487.

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