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Vincent Stuckey Lean

{proverbs (BuGlisb S, jforeiou), ifolft %oxc, m\^ SuperstitfonSt

also Compilations tovvavDs dictionaries ot proverbial

Ipf3 rases anb MorDs, olD an& Misused,

Vol. III.

J. W. Arrowsmith, II Quay Street

SiMPKiN, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Company .Lijuted









(Continued in Vol. IV.)

A Compilation towards

a Dictionary of Words and Phrases,

old or disused.




[^Note. — Where a date is between hvachets it has been supplied
by the Editor.']

Access, s. A fit ; what is now called " an attack." See under
If it be given in drink to any sick body a little before the access
or coming of the cold fyttes of cotidians, &c. — Bullein,
Governement of Healihe, 121. [1558.]
With loves axcesse now were they hote, now cold. — Bochas,
Fall of Princes, f. 124. [1494.]

At point. Settled. — Shak., Macb., iv. 3, 135; Foxe.

And after what sort every of these may be cured we shall
declare orderly when we have first premised the intencions
which must needs be observed if we intend warely to eschue
daungers in such cases. And as soon as we shall be at
poinct with this, we shall accomplish our promise both of a
riving or clift with the depression of the bone. — Bullein,
Bulwarke of Defence [Sorenes S^ Chyrurgi], f. 42. 1562.

I am at a point or my mind is fully set (proficiscendum est). —
Palsgrave, Acolastiis, F. 14. [1540.]

BoosHARD, s. A worthless fellow. — P. Plo., V., x. 266.

As though ignorant and bocherly cruelty of the physician
should be [the] cause of health. I speak of the cruelty
which blind boosards do use with all counterfeit boldness
and coloured diligence in every little fellon to the intent,
they may thereby win the name of learned and expert
chirurgians. — Bullein, Bnlw. of Def., f. 31.

Box, V. To bleed by cupping.

"Applying of Boxing-glasses." Cupping. — Bullein, Bui. of Def .

[Booke of Compoundes], f. 52. 1562.
Scarifying or boxing, as Galen saieth, applied unto the extreme
parts, as the legs and the arms, doth great help unto the
body in drawing watery humours away from the body, but
boxing is not good for the breast ; applied thereto in hote
fevers is dangerous. — Bullein, Gov. of H., f. 32. 1558.


Botcher. A hedge tailor. — Tarlton, Newes out of Purgatory, 77.
Cf. Cath. Angl. 1024.
Mankind which by dayly casualties, surfets and age, do decay
and fall into many grievous and painful sicknesses. For
which cause, although perhaps I cannot in all points answer
to thy request in this little Regiment, yet I shall desire thee
to accept me among the fellowship of the botchers which
do help to repair things that fall into ruin or decay. Even
so be the practitioners of phisike, no makers of men but,
&c.— Bullein, Gov. of Hea., Pfce. to Edn. of 1558.

Blob, s. A bubble.

Blobbe- cheeked or foggy cheeks that shaked as I went. — Pals.,
Acolastus, H. 2


Against dropsy, open the vein between the belly and the
braunch. — Bullein, G. of H., f. 24.

Bloody, adj.

Related in blood, " My bloody brethren." — F. Plow., ix. 217 ; C.
Cf. Bloody, well-bred. — Peacock, Lincoln Glossary.

Bride. To mince in speech. — Hll. ? To bridle, as a horse carrying
his head up. [See Chop chalk, below.]

Chop chalk. [? Change an occupation ; run up score elsewhere. —

Yea bravest dames, if they amiss once tread,

Find bitter sauce for all their pleasant feasts ;

They must in fine condemned be to dwell

In thickes unseen, in mewes for mignions made,

Until at last (if they can bryde it well)

They may chop chalke and take some better trade.

Gasc, Complaint of Fhylomene. [1576.]

The urine of a child under 14 years of age doth cure the tough-
nes of breath if it be dronken. If it be sodde in a brasen
vessel with honey, it healeth creythes and also the webbe
and the tey in the eye. There is made of it and copper
good soulder for gold. It clenseth the eyelids and the
creythes in the eyes. — Recorde, Urinal of Physic, J. 1567.


In his maners at the borde he was sone inflamed with anger
that upon a time hearing but the French nation named
forthwith, he brake two most costly drinking vessels of in-
comperable value, thei were so rich and beautiful ; he cast
down al the meat from the borde, falling out with all the
discombentes without any other cause. — Bullein, B. of D.
\_Sichnen and Medicen'], f. 77.
Dub, v.

, . . was dubbed a knight by the Pope's licence. — Becon,
i., 604.


DoiL, s. Grief, Fr. doeul.

A Lord alas for doylle we dy. — Towneley Myst., 62.

Drely, adv. Slowly, little by little.

Have good ale of Hely, bewar now I wink,

For and thou drink drely in thy polle will it synk.

Towneley Myst., 90.
Favour, v. To benefit.

D. C. Joll his head to a post and favour your hand.

Now for my sake, sweetheart, spare and favour your hand,
And lay him about the ribs with his wand.

Jacke Jugeler, H., O.P., ii. 150.

Parents which for lucres sake so wickedly bestow their children
in their youth and yoke them with such as they cannot
favour in their age. — Becon, Boke of Matrimony, i. 564.


Varices are swelling veins in the legs . . . and these are bred
diverslyd by . . . long standing and waiting before men,
weariness of footegate, and finally bearing of great burdens.
— Bullein, B. ofD. [S. and C/?.], f. 33.

Friscols, s.

Gambades. Well shifted Will. : now have at thee, sir knave,
Tediotisness. These friscols shall not serve your turn, for all
your vaunts so brave.
Marriage of Wit &> Science, iv. 2 ; H., O.P., ii. 367 and 384.

Frush, v.

Frast, v. To examine, try.

Noe. Lord homward will I haste as fast as that I may.
My wife will I frast what she will say.

Towneley Myst., p. 24.

Deus. My servant I will found and frast
Abraham if he be trast. — lb., p. 36.

Gad, s. [A bar of metal. See New Eng. Diet. — Ed.]

Also it is right expedient to put into wyne or ale a gadde of
silver or gold glowing hot out of the fire. — Elyot, Castle of
Helthe, 74. 1541.

Lay upon the place where the hornet, wasp or bee stingeth
a gad of cold steel. — Batman upon Bartholome, f. 116. 1582.

Gingerly, adj. A pretty gingerly piece.— Jacke Jugeler, H., O.P.,
ii. 117.


If lamb's flesh were sodden as it is rosted, it would bring many
diseases unto the body without it were sodden with wine
and some hote grosseries, herbes or rootes. — Bullein, Gov.
of Health, f. 89.


Great, By. i.e. by the piece.

To be overrecht in bargains concerning their materials [for

building] as also in work done by the great or day. —

Sir Barth. Gerbier, On Building, ii. 105. 1664.
And the labourer by great will be walking to his work. — Breton,

Fantasticks, 3 a.
A sort of lusty bilnien set in woodsale time to sell a cops by

great. — Sylvester, TheCapts., p. 243.

Homely, adv. Familiarity.

Women are best pleased till* they be used homely. — Marriage
of Wit and Science, iv. i. ; H., 0.1*., ii. 359.
* while.
Hooker, s. A thief.

A false knave needs no broker, but a broker
Needs a false knave, a hangman, or a hooker.

Ds., Sc. of Fo., Ep. 106.
Hook, s. A term of reproach.

D. C. Lo yonder cometh that unhappy hook. — Jacke Juguler,
H., O.P., ii. 139-

Half-sword. At. — (Semispathium) Huloet. At close quarters,
fighting hand to hand. 5^^ Half-pike. — N.
Fal. I am a rogue if I were not at half-sword with a dozen of
them two hours together. — Shak., i H. IV., ii. 4, 157. And
see B. & ¥., The Woman's Prize, iv. 3.

Idiot, s. An unlearned, ignorant person. — Wycl., i. Cor. xiv.

The order of the Franciscans . . . was first of all invented and
devised of a certain man called Franciscus Asisius, an
Italian ; notwithstanding by report of writers a very simple
man and a plain Idiot. — Becon, i. 567.

Indifferent, adj. Equal, impartial. The indifferent judge between
the high and low. — Sir P. Sidney. To sleep.
There was never so discreet nor wise physition that either
feared God or pitied mankind, or loved his own honesty,
would take in hand either to prescribe diet or to minister
medecin to anybody before he well did consider and wisely
wey with himself the temperament, mixture or complexion
of mankind : first, whether he were hot or cold, moist or
drie, fat or leane, or indifferent betwene them both. —
Wr. Bullein, Government of Health, f. 13. 1558.
Shew such indifference, ye questmongers, &c. — Becon, i. 210.
Kythe, Kith, s. Home. ? couth.

And now I come again to kythe. — Towneley Myst., 144.

V. To show, make known. To exhibit. — Occleve, De regimine

Principum, 102.
Deus. Syn thou to me siche strength may kythe
To men of erthe thou must be stythe.

Towneley Myst., 4.



Yet Plutarchus saith in the life of Demetrius that the said
Demetrius was a verie tall man of personage and stature,
and yet not althing so tall as his father. — Udall, Evasmus'
Apophthegmes, 25 1 .

Alength. Dash or stryke to give with a penne as wher a stryke is
made through a lyne a length or otherwise to deface the
wrytinge. — Huloet.

Bain, adj. Obedient. Cf. Unbain.

Abmham (to Isaac). Thou wast ever to me full bayn, ever to
fulfill mine entent. — Town. Myst., p. 39.

Bargain, s. A bet.

" I have leyd [a wager or bargain] upon the coming in of the

ships." — Horm., Vulgavia, 293.
(Sponsio. i.e. a marine insurance. — /&., 236.)

Batfowling, s. Bird-catching by artifice. — Palsgrave, Acolastus,
L. 3.

Blackmack, s. a blackbird. — Ud., Er. Ap., 274.
Owsyl or black mack bird. (Merula.) — Huloet.

Bever, 5. Drinking between dinner and supper called beaver.
(Anteccenium.) — Huloet.
Bevers. — Nabbes, Covent Garden, v. 6. 1638.

Bee, s. Collar or bee which gentlewomen do use to wear about
their necks. (Monile.) — Huloet.

Besom. Blind or beasom born. (Coecigenus). — Huloet.

Bedaver. [A bed-fellow. New Eng. Diet. — Ed.]

But my bedaver will to London to try the law,
To sew Tre pol pen for wagging of a straw.

Boorde, Int. to Know., ch. i. 1547.

Bougette, s. a budget.

To take a standing by the highway side for a pourse or a
bougette. — Ud., Er. Ap., 123.

Bible, s. [A large book, a long treatise. New Eng. Diet. — Ed.]
When he had read a long bible written and sent to him from
Antipater, in which letters were contained, many surmised
matters and false complaints agst., etc. — Ud., Er. Ap., 230.
Fescennina carmina . . . which I do here translate (according
to our English proverbe) a ragman's rewe or a bible. — Ud.,
Er. Ap., 274.
Reader or bible dark, or such as read whiles others write. —

So is the nightcap worn above the horn,
And is a sconce or blockhouse for the head.

Taylor, Praise of Clean Linen.


For yf they [the English] were true within themselfs, thei nede
not to feare although all nacions were set against them ;
specialli now consydering our noble prynce hath and dayly
dothe make noble defences, as castels, bulwarkes and blok-
houses, so that almost his grace hath munited and in maner
walled England rounde aboute for the savegard of the
realme. — A. Boorde, Int. to Know., ch. i., 1547 ; and ch. viii.
Harrison, Description of England.

Block-house occurs still in Worcestershire, sometimes spelt
black-house. Cf. present use in South Africa. — Ed.

Blocker. A broadaxe. — Rel. Ant., i. 84.

Block-stick. A cudgel. — Hll.

Brake, 5. To stand in a streight brake, i.e. in a fix. — Paraphrase
of Erasm., Pref. to Luke, f. 6.
Fair and smooth speaking, not proceeding from the bottom
of the heart, but altogether framed to please the hearer,
Diogenes customably used to call a honey brake or a snare
of honey. — Ud., Er. Ap., 133.

Bug. For garish forms of foul misshapen fiends

And ugly Bugs for evermore attends.

G. Wither, Sat., ii. 4.
Cf. Collepixy, below.

Chamber, v.

From no sort of men in the world did he [Diogenes] refrein or
chamber the tauntyng of his tongue. — Ud., Ev. Ap., 89.

CoLNE, s., or francke for fowles. — (Vivarium.)

Colne made of rods or wickers. (Scirpea.) — Huloet.
[Cf. New Eng. Diet.— Ed.']


To a fellow that was exceeding supersticious and sore subject to
the terrours of bugges and sprites or goblins that walken
by night and in places solitarie and yet menaced to slea,
Diogenes saying unto him, I will at one stroke all to crush
thy hedde to powther. In faith, quoth he, if thou so doe I
shall be ready at thine elbow to play the part of Hobgoblin
or Collepixie, and make thee for fear to ween the devil is at
thy elbow. — Ud,, Er. Ap., 125.

Chare, s. A job of work.

This pangue or guierie of love doth especially and above all
others invade and possess such persons as been altogether
drouned in idleness. And so it cometh to pass that while
they given themselves wholly to idleness they stumble on a
thing that filleth their hands as full of cumbrous business
as they are able to away withal, and yet in the meantime
the devil of the one chare of good werk they doen. — Ud.,
Er. Ap., 131.



Chore, s. A narrow space between walls.

To suffer no sammel bricks to be made use of, not so much as
in the choar of a foundation. — Gerbier, On Building, 1662.
CosTAGE, 5. Means.

Erudicion or learning , . . easeth with honest pastimes and
recreation, unto poor folkes it is sure costage to Hve by
(for they that are learned be never destitute of necessaries).
— Ud., Er. Ap., 170.

Creansier or tutour that had the bringing up of a little boy. — Ud.^

Er. Ap., 170.
Easy, adj. Indifferent.

When the maister of the feast had set upon the table wine that

was but easie and so-so. — Ud., Er. Ap., 348.
Cf. Expression at whist, Honours are easy.
Endeavour, v. a.

Have done their endevour. — Becon, i. 586.
If all men in this man would endevour themselves to frame their
lives according to the rule of God's word. — Becon, i. 367.
Epigram, s. Cf. Fr., Epigramme d'agneau.

. . . certain dear and learned friends of mine
Whom, when I late requested for to dine
Or sup with me one night, would not agree
Unless I dress'd that they appointed me.
I will, said I, and not a bit beside.
Why then, quoth they, we charge thee to provide
One dish, no more, we love not him who crams.
And let our second course be Epigrams.

G. Wither, Abuses Stvipt and Whipt, ii. i.
Fair fall that pleasant head of thine ! O lepidum caput. — Pal.,
Ac, G. 3. (Ironical.)
Bailler belle. — G. Coquillart, XV. Cent., ii. 254.
Bailie luy belle. — Joub., Er. Fop., I., i. 3.
Faire befall him ! Let him even have it, in God's name. Of

one that has done or spoken foolishly. — Cotgr.
Let favelle passe, foule mote hym fall. — Occleve, R. Fvin.., 106.
Force, v. To care.

They force no whit Religion fall, so they aloft may clime. —
Fulwell, Ars. AduL, G. 4.

For Corin was her only joy
Who forst her not a pin.

Surrey, Poems, [Harpalus].
Feel his mind.

For we sale comenly in England that we feel a man's mind
when we understand his entent or meaning, and contrari-
wise when the same is to us very darke and hard to be
perceived we doe comenly say " I cannot feel his mind,"
or " I have no maner feeling in the matter," etc. — Ud.^
Ev. Ap., 128.


Forcer, s. A coffer.

Casket or forsar. — Hul.
Fosar. — Palsg.

Forcermakers. — Liber Albus [City of London. — Ed. J, p. 642.
FiRDELS, s. Dung of goats or sheep called firdels. (Rudus.) — Huloet.
FoRBiCAusE. Because. — Ud., Ev. Ap., 290 ; Huloet ; Pal., Ac, X. 2.
Gerish, adj. Cf. Gerre. — Nares [by Hll. and Wright, 1859. — Ed.].
Metellus was veray light and mutable, and one that could none
other but follow every sodain guerie or pangue that shot
in his brain. — Ud., Er. Ap., 341.
Also there is another kind of madness, named Lunaticus, the
which is madness that doth infest a man ones in a moone,
the which doth cause one to be gerish and wavering witted,
not constant, but fantasticall. — Boorde, Breviarie of Health,
ii. 43.

Use them as grave counsellors' smiles, not as rude hobbinols'
ger-laughters, who think they are never merry except they
cast the house out of the windows with extreme security. —
Melton, Sixe Folde Politician, 1609.

With the musicians also he found fault for that about their
Harps and other musical Instruments they would bestow
great labour and diligence to set the strings in right tune,
and had maners gerring quite and clene out of al good
accord or fame. — Ud., Er. Ap., p. 85.

Grome-porters, s.

Dice which be heavy : some call them . . . (Vultarii.) — Huloet.

Good-lady. Good to lady. Cf. Good-lord. — Hll.

PhiHppus, immediately thereupon arising, ranne at Alexander
with a naked sword to have slain him, but (fortune beying
theim both good ladie) what by reason of furie and what of
wyne the stripe did no harm at all. — Ud., Ey. Ap., p. 200.
Put thy trust and affiance in ladie Fortune. — Ih., 299.

Coverlet or coursse blanket of some called a ... or matte or

any covering of small value. (Teges.) — Huloet.
Cf. Wraprascal.
Herbegier. An officer who provided the King's lodging.
The knight herbinger. — Ud., Ev. Ap., 239.
Herbenger. — Heiwood, Ep., iv., 15.
Holm, s.

1. A garland civike was more mete for him, and which was
wont to be made of Oken leaves and of Holme leaves, as
the garland triumphal of gold. — Ud., Er. Ap., 284.

2. Places in the water, as Flatholmes, Steepholmes in Severn,
Milholmes, etc. — ^J. Worlidge, Sy sterna Agriculturae, 1669.



Impetrate, v. To obtain by entreaty. — Hll.

The Kynges selfes doe not at all seasons impetrate of the people
that they would have by exaccion, but to a paramour
nothing is denied. — Ud., Er. Ap., 158 and 166.

Jolly, adj.

Oh an heart and stomake worthy a crown emperial.

He deemed it a more high and ioly thing to have the overhand
in doing dedes of bountie then in the prerogative of power.
— Ud., Er. Ap. (Philippus), p. 191.

Now each Christian thinks it no bargain except he may jolly it
out in some carnal manner. — D. Rogers, Naam., 879.

Aleberry. Ale boiled with spice and sugar and sops of bread. — Hll.
Ale-berries, candles, and possets : the Ex-ale-tation of Ale. —

Becon, i. 212 ; Taylor, The Great Eater.
The sweating sickness : Keep a fyer in his bedchamber be the

ayer never so hot, eat no meat for twenty-four hours unless

it be an Ale-burie, drink warm drink and no wine. — Boorde,

Brev. of Health, 337. 1547.

Ancker, 5. An anchorite, hermit. — Chest. PL, i. 144.

Algates. In any event; at all events. — Pals., Ac, F. 4; Occleve,
Reg. Prin., p. 95 (dissyllable).
Thou shalt do no wrong to my husband, for he shall algates
lease me ; for if it be not by thy taking, it shall be by
death. — H. of Lysiier, Ep. 4.

Assignee, s.

I did not seke for a deputee or assigney to fight in my steede. —
Ud., Er. Ap., 278.
All SAM. All and some. — Disobedient Child ; H., O.P., ii. 286, 310.
Noe. My childer dere

Sem Japhet and Cam
With gle and with gam
Com go we alle sam
We will no longer abide here. — Toimi. M,, 34.

Belly, s. A whale. '* Belue of the see." — Dialogues of Creatures, 39.

" Beluys." — lb., 42. ? From balena.
Besher ? Beau sire. — Cuckold, Chest. PL, 43. Bawshere, Town.
M., 69.
Imperator. Be still beshers, I commawnd you

That no man speke a word here now —
But I myself alone. — Town. M., 66.

Bere, s. Noise, uproar. — Chest. PL, ii. 35; Town. M., 109.
Noah. Good wifFe, let be all this beare

That thou maiste* in this place heare
For all the wene that thou art maister
And so thou arte by Sante John. — Chest. PL, 49.
* Makest.



Fear, v. To frighten. — Chest. PL, 86.
Forward, s. A promise ; ? foreword.

Therefore Abraham, servante freye,
Loke that thou be trewe to me ;
And here a forwarde I make to thee
Thy seed to multiply.

Chest. PL, i. 63. Cf. p. 162 ib.

FoR-BY, V. To forgive. — Chest. PL, i. 146.

Gain, adj. Complaisant. — Chest. PL, i. 162.

Gray, s. Brocke or gray. Taxus, the badger. — D. of Cveat., 107.

Grill, v. To provoke, resist. — Chest. PL, i. 70. Annoy. — lb., i. 88.
Noah. Thy byddynge Lord I shall fulfil.

And never more thee greve nor grill. — Chest. PL, 46.
If thou love a wenche wel, either loud and stille,*
Bestir wel, but yef her noute ; grant her all her welle ;
Be thou noht so hardy hir onis to grille.

MS. Anmd. [College of Arms], 27, f. 130.
* i.e. at all times.
Gerte, 5. A blow.

Gurd, to strike. — Hll.
Gurte, part. — ReL Ant., ii. 8.

Gone whystersnivet or gerte on the bare buttock. — Pal., Ac,
U. 2.

Halser, s. The embracer ; from halse, the neck.
Halse or embrace. — (Amplector) Huloet.
The see is the halser of the world. — D. of Cveat., viii.

Heart, v. a. To encourage, animate.

Hearten. — Shak., 3 Henry VI., ii. 2, 79.
He harted the soldiers so. — D, of Creat., 59.

Hastily. At once, quickly. — R. Brunne, Handlynge Synne, p. 23,
Jacobus. Sorrowfull for these wordes be we
Whoe it is I cannot see
Yf this case shall fall to me
Lord, tell me hastelye. — Chest. PL, ii. 22.
But I speke not of hasty pees, for they may be sowen before
Christmasse. — Fitzherbert, Book of Husbandrie, f. 10. 1534.

Hemmes, s.

What measure is in love ! it cannot be cloked nor hidden with
hemmes. — The Goodli History of the Lady Lticreca of Scene and
Euvialus, Z). ii.

Houve, s. a hood. — Chaucer, Tr. and Cr., 469. FiVi.

And ]>ei gyven him agayne a glasen houve. — Piers Plow., V., xx.



Hende, adj. Gentle.

Dens. Thou speke to hym with wordes heynde

So that he let my people pas. — Town. M., p. 58.
Hepe, 5. The hip, fruit of the dog-rose.

He was chaste and no lechour,

And sweet as is the bramble-flower

That bereth the red hepe. — Chaucer, Sir Thopas, 34.

The oaks bear masts, the briar scarlet hips. — Shak., Timon of
Athens, iv. 3, 417.

Worledge, Diet. Rustm., 1675, has Heps, the fruit of the black-

Kent, part. Taught.

Adam. Now all my kinde by me is kente

To fleye wemen's intisemente. — Chest. PL, i. 32, 65, 135.

Ancient, s. An ensign or flag.

Catiline in his conspiracie encouraged his soldiers with this
argument that they should look on the Standard, the silver
Eagle, which was the ould auncient of their mother Rome,
and fight for it. — Melbancke, Philot., p. 39.
Artifical, adj. Clever, ingenious.

Hers be a bundle of reasons, quoth Philotimus, gathered on an
heap like an urtchin under an apple-tree in which thou hast
the property of an artificiall liar, I mean a good memory. —
Melb., Phil, K. 2.
Bawdy, adj. Dirty.

Baudy hands, sordidulas manus. — Whit., Vnlg., f. 29.
Bawdy-face (name for a hound). — B. and F., Wild Goose
Chase, i. 3.
Baudery. Same sense. — Herrick, Hesp., p. 141.
Bike, s. A hive.

Aly. The smell of my son is like

To a felde with flouris or honey bike. — Town. Myst., p. 43.
Bum-card, s. A card marked dishonestly in order to be recognised.
Lodge, Wifs Miserie, p. 40.

Cold. See New Eng. Diet. Gloomy — chilling.

Pentheus, for mocking an old blind father, had a cold prophesie

verified on him. — Melb., Phil., Cc. 2.
To discourse all these virtutesque virosque et tanti incendia

belli would exceed the limits of a cold hour. — T. Adams,

Worhs, p. 156.

Cokesing. Coaxing. (Cokes, a fool. — Coles.)

The green-eyed goddess, with her cokesing words, set Pindarus
agog to infringe the compact ystricke betwene us con-
federates and the Pelasgians. — Melb., Phil., Aa. 3.
See MS. Prov., p. 21.



Fear, v. To frighten. — Chest. PL, 86.
Forward, 5. A promise ; ? foreword.

Therefore Abraham, servante freye,
Loke that thou be trewe to me ;
And here a forwarde I make to thee
Thy seed to multiply.

Chest. PL, i. 63. C/. p. 162 ib.

FoR-BY, V. To forgive. — Chest. Pl.^ i. 146.

Gain, adj. Complaisant. — Chest. PL, i. 162.

Gray, s. Brocke or gray. Taxus, the badger. — D. of Creat., 107.

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