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A on; II. 1. 185.
Admire, wonder; V. i. 154.
From the Harleian MSS., XIV. cent.
Amazement, anguish, I. ii. 14.
Angle, corner; I. ii. 223.
Aspersion, sprinkling of rain or dew (with an allusion perhaps to the ceremony of sprinkling the marriage-bed with holy water); IV. i. 18.
Beak, bow (of a ship); I. ii. 196. Bear up, i.e., take your course, sail up; III. ii. 3. Bermoothes, i.e., Bermudas; "said and supposed to be inchanted and inhabited with witches and deuills, which grew by reason of accustomed monstrous thunder, storme, and tempest," &c. Stow's Annals; I. ii. 229.
Berries, see Notes; I. ii. 334. Blue-eyed, with blueness about the eyes, with livid eyelids; I. ii. 269. Boil'd ff. boile,' Pope's correction), frenzied; V. i. 60.
Bombard, "black jack" of leather;
II. ii. 21.
From a specimen (no longer extant) at
Bootless, profitless; I. ii. 35.
Bring to try; "to lay the ship with her side close to the wind, and lash the tiller to the lee side ";
I. i. 35. Broom-groves, rich copses of broom (Spartium scoparium); or perhaps woods overgrown with genista, pathless woods; IV. i. 66. Budge, stir; V. i. 11.
Burthen, undersong; I. ii. 381. But, except that; I. ii. 414; otherwise than, I ii. 119.
By and by, immediately; III. ii. 156.
Can, is able to make; IV. i. 27. Candied, converted into sugar, (?) congealed; II. i. 279 (v. Notes). Capable, retentive; I. ii. 353. Capering, jumping for joy; V. i. 238. Carriage, burden; V. i. 3. Case, condition; III. ii. 29. Cast, to throw up; perhaps with a play upon "cast" in the sense of "to assign their parts to actors"; II. i. 251.
Cat (with reference to the old proverb that "good liquor will make a cat speak "); II. ii. 86.
Catch, a part-song; III. ii. 126.
Chalked forth, i.e., chalked out; V. i.
Cherubin, a cherub; I. ii. 152.
Chirurgeonly, like a surgeon; II. i. 140.
Content, desire, will; II. i. 269.
Correspondent, responsive, obedient; I. ii. 298.
Courses, the largest lower sails of a ship; I. i. 52.
Crabs, crab-apples; II. ii. 171. Crack, to burst (with reference to magic bands, or perhaps to the crucibles and alembics of magicians); V. i. 2,
Dear, zealous; I. ii. 179. Dearest, most precious object; II. i. 135.
Deboshed, debauched; III. ii. 29. Decked, sprinkled; I. ii. 155. Deep, profound, wise; II. i. 266. Deliver, relate; V. i. 313. Demanded, asked; I. ii. 139. Dew-lapped, having flesh hanging from the throat (a reference probably to the victims of "goitre"), see "wallets of flesh "; III. iii. 45. Dis, Pluto; IV. i. 89. Discase, undress; V. i. 85. Discharge, performance, execution; used probably as a technical term of the stage; II. i. 254. Distempered, excited; IV. i. 145. Distinctly, separately; I. ii. 200. Ditty, words of a song; I, ii. 405. Doit, the smallest piece of money; eighty doits went to a shilling; II. ii. 33.
Dollar, used quibblingly "dolour"; II. i. 18.
Dowle, a fibre of down; III. iii. 65. Drawn, having swords drawn ; II. i. 308; having taken draught; II. ii. 150. Dregs (with reference to the "liquor of the bombard," I. 21); II. ii. 42. Drollery, puppet-show; III. iii. 21. Dry, thirsty; I. ii, 112. Dulness, stupor; I. ii. 185.
Earth'd, buried in the earth; II. i. 234.
Ebbing, "ebbing men," i.e., "men whose fortunes are declining "; II. i. 226.
Ecstasy, mental excitement, madness; III. iii. 108.
Endeavour, laborious effort; II. i. 160. Engine, instrument of war, military machine; II. i. 161.
Entertainer, perhaps quibblingly interpreted by Gonzalo in the sense of " inn-keeper "; II. i. 17. Envy, malice; I. ii. 258.
Estate, to grant as a possession; IV.
Fall, to let fall; II. i. 296.
Fish, to catch at, to seek to obtain ;
Flat, low level ground; II. ii. 2. Flat-long, as if struck with the side of a sword instead of its edge; II.
Flesh-fly, a fly that feeds on flesh and deposits her eggs in it; III. i. 63. Flote, flood, sea; I. ii. 234. Foil, disadvantage; III. i. 46. Foison, plenty; II. i. 163. Founder'd, disabled by overriding, footsore; IV. i. 30.
Forth-rights, straight paths (f.Notes); III. iii. 3.
Fraughting, freighting; I. ii. 13. Freshes, springs of fresh water; III.
Frippery, a place where old clothes are sold; IV. i. 225.
Gaberdine, a long coarse outer gar- | Invert, change to the contrary; III. i. 70.
ment; II. ii. 40. Gallows, cf. "He that is born to be hanged will never be drowned"; I. i. 30.
Gave out, i.e. gave up; V. i. 213. Gentle, high-born (and hence "highspirited"); I. ii. 468. Gilded, made drunk (an allusion to the aurum potabile of the alchemists);
V. i. 280.
Gins, begins; III. iii. 106. Glasses, hour-glasses, i.e., runnings of the hour-glass; I. ii. 240, V. i. 223 (cp. VI. i. 186, 'three glasses' = three hours,' though the seaman's glass' was usually half an hour). Glut, to swallow up; I. i. 60. Grudge, murmur; I. ii. 249.
Heavy, "the heavy offer," i.c., the offer which brings drowsiness; II. i. 194.
Help, cure; II. ii. 97.
Hint, theme; I. ii. 134; occasion,
i. 71. Honeycomb, cells of honeycomb; I.
Ignorant, appertaining to ignorance; i. fumes"-"fumes of ignorance"; V. i. 67. Impertinent, irrelevant; I. ii. 138. Inch-meal, inch by inch; II. ii. 3. Infest, vex; V. i. 246.
Influence (used in its astrological sense); I. ii. 182.
Infused, endowed; I. ii. 154.
Jack, "played the Jack," i.c., the
Key, tuning-key; I. ii. 83.
Lakin, Ladykin," or the Virgin Mary; III. iii. 1.
Land, laund, lawn; IV. i. 130. Lass-lorn, forsaken by his lass; IV. i. 68.
Laughter, possibly used with a double meaning; "lafter" was perhaps the cant name of some small coin; still used provincially for the number of eggs laid by a hen at one time; II. i. 33.
Learning, teaching; I. ii. 366. Lieu, "in lieu of," i.e., in consideration of; I. ii. 123.
Life, "good life," i.e., "life-like truthfulness"; III. iii. 86. Like, similarly; III. iii. 66. Lime, bird-lime; IV. i. 246. Line, lime-tree (with punning reference to other meanings of "line" in subsequent portion of the scene); IV. i. 235; cf. Note; and
"UNDER THE LINE.
Line-grove, lime-grove; V. i. 10.
Maid, maid-servant, III. i. 84.
Inherit, take possession; II. ii. 179. Make, to prove to be; II. i. 265.
Inly, inwardly; V. i. 200.
Inquisition, enquiry; I. ii. 35.
Make a man, i.e., make a man's fortune; II. ii. 32.
Manage, government; I. ii. 70. Marmoset, small monkey; II. ii. 174.
Massy, massive, heavy; III. iii.
Matter, an important matter; II. i. 230.
Meanders, winding paths or (probably) circles (cf. Notes); III. iii. 3. Measure, pass over; II. i. 259. Meddle, to mingle; I. ii. 22. Merchant, merchantman (" the masters of some merchant"); II. i. 5. Merely, absolutely; I. i. 55. Mettle, disposition, ardour; II. i. 182.
Minion, favourite; IV. i. 98. Miraculous; "the miraculous harp of Amphion, the music of which raised the walls of Thebes; II. i. 86. Miss, to do without; I. ii. 312; to fail
in aiming at, not to hit; II. i. 40. Mo, more; II. i. 133. Momentary, instantaneous; I. ii. 202 Moon-calf, abortion; II. ii. 111. Mop, grimace; IV. i. 47. Morsel, remnant, "a piece of a man (contemptuously); II. i. 286. Mount, raise; II. ii. 11. Mow, grimace; IV. i. 47. Mow, make grimaces; II. ii. 9. Much, "to think it much," to reckon it as excessive, to grudge; I. ii. 252.
Mum, hush; III. ii. 59.
Natural, idiot; III. ii. 37. Nature, natural affection; V. i. 76. Neat, horned beast; II. ii. 73. Nerves, sinews; I. ii. 484. Nimble, excitable, II. i. 173. Ninny, simpleton; III. ii. 71. Nobody, an Elizabethan sign; probably a direct allusion to the print of No-body, prefixed to the anonymous comedy of No-body and Somebody (printed before 1600), or to the engraving on the old ballad,
From the title-page of the comedy of "No-body and Some-body, with the true Chronicle Historie of Elidure" (before 1600).
Nook, bay; I. ii. 227.
Note, information; II. i. 248.
Observation, attention to detail; III. iii. 87.
Occasion, critical opportunity; II. i, 307.
Odd, out-of-the-way; I. ii. 223. O'er, over again; "trebles thee o'er," i.e., "makes thee three times as great"; II. i. 221. O'erprized, surpassed in value; I. ii.