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Truely, adv. In accordance with
vamp or upper leather, as a shoe
or boot. Arch. and dial. 5. 323. 4. 361.
Varlet, n. A low fellow; a scounTrusty, a. 1. Strong ; firm. 1. 211. drel: a term of contempt or re2. Faithful.
1. 291, 332 ; 2. 112, proach. 3. 103. 127 ; 3. 424.
Venter, v. Obs. form of venture. Try, v. To put to the test or proof. I. 216, et passim. 3. 79.
Venture, n. *Adventure. 2. 316. Tune, n. 1. Mood, frame of mind.
Venus, n. Sexual intercourse; 4. 360.
venery. 4. 435. Tweluemoneth, n. A year. Arch. Vertue, n. 1. Potency; efficacy. Ind. 58.
I. 47. 'Twixt, prep. Abbrev. of betwixt 2. Phr., by the virtue of: by or = between. Arch.
through the authority of.
Vicious, a. Virulent; malignant ; Uncivill, a. Fof apparel : lacking spiteful. Colloq. Ind. 134. in taste ; gaudy; immodest. Prol.
Villainy, n. I. Atrocious evil o +Vncurteous, a. Discourteous, wickedness. uncivil. 2. 121, 332.
2. A villainous act; a crime. 3. Vnderstanding, ppl. a. Informed ; 264, 286. intelligent. Ind. 27.
Visited, ppl. a. Afflicted; said esVado, v. To bring ruin or distress pecially of diseases.
1. 279. upon. 4. 193 ; 5. 44. Vnfurnished, ppl.a. +Unprovid-Wag, n. +A practical joker; one ed. I. 290.
who indulges in buffoonery or misVnhappy, a. 11. Full of tricks ;
2. 19; 5. 288. mischievous ; tricksy.
Wait, n. tone of a body of mu2. Associated with ill fortune. 3. sicians, who played about the 486.
streets at night, especially in the Vnkind, a. Lacking in affection. seventeenth century, in England.
Rare, exc. dial. Vnknowing, ppl. a. Ignorant. +Wanion, n. A word found only 3. 355.
in the phrases with a wanion, Vnpeopled, ppl. a. Without inhab and wanions on you ; generally itants. 3. 6.
interpreted to denote some kind Vnthrift,n. +A spendthrift ; a of imprecation. Phr., with prodigal. 4. 155.
ion : with a vengeance; energetVnthrifty, a. Wasteful; prodigal. ically; hence in short order. 2. 169.
174. Vrge, v. To press upon the at. Want, v. To fail in. 5. 185. tention. 2. 448.
+A regiment or other Vsage, n. Treatment. 3. 431, 478. division of an army. 5. 91. Vsher, n. Escort, conductor. 4. Warren, n. A piece of ground 247.
appropriated to the breeding and
preservation of rabbits and other Vale, interj. Farewell; adieu. game.
I. 134. tForm for the ending of a letter +Wast(e)-thrift, n.
+Wast(e)-thrift, n. A spendthrift. or other written address. Prol.
1. 350. Valiant. a. 1. Courageous ; intrep
Watch, n. +1. The annual vigil id in danger. 1. 153.
of St. John's. 1. 155. Cf. note. +2. Strong ; powerful. 5. 168. +2. A watchman, or body of watchVamp, v. To furnisb with a new men, stationed in old London, to
guard public property and the iarity. 1. 116; 2. 574 ; 3. 323 : peace. 3. 100.
whoresome, I. 322 ; whoor sonne 3. A vigil. 3. 23.
Wight, 1. Mortal ; a human being.
3. 355, 476. with. Cf. variants. 2. 538. Willing, a. +Harmonious; likeWelfauourdlie, adv. In a grati
4. 478. fying or pleasing way; 'handsome.
Wise, n. Manner; mode; guise. 2. 285.
Obs. or arch. exc. in phrases like Well, a. Well off.
in any wise, &c. 3. 411 ; 5. 324. Well spoken, a. Given to using Withall, adv. Besides; likewise.
decorous speech. Dial. I. 267. Ded. ; 1. 77, 118; 4. 238. Wench, n. A young woman. Arch. † Withall, prep. An emphatic form
or lit. The word as current now of with, used after the object (usuhas a deprecatory sense.
ally a relative) at the end of a et passim.
sentence or clause.
4. 12. Were, v. Obs. form of wear. 3.
Woeman, n. Obs. form of woman. 19.
2. 486, et passim. When al's done, phr. After all. +Won, v. To dwell.
3. 256. Dial. 5. 249.
Wood, v. Obs. form of preterite Whether, adv. An obs. form of of will. 2. 586. whither. 1. 315; 3. 390.
Wrastle, v. Obs. or dial, form of Whether, pron. Arch. Which. wrestle.
3. 296. 1. 138.
Wrought, ppl. a. Embroidered.
round and round, as with thread. Ycleped, pp. Form of past par-
ticiple of the obs. or arch, verb Whistle, n. Phr., to wet (one's) clepe: to call by the name of.
whistle : to take a drink of liquor 3. 257.
to questions Colloq. and jocose. 5. 192.
framed affirmatively. Ind. 16. White boy, n. “An old term of Yeeld, v. Obs. form of yield. endearment applied to a favorite
I. 119; 4. 164. son, or the like; a darling. Yer, pron. Dial. form of your.
85. +Whoreson, a. Bastard-like; low: Yong, a. Obs.
young used in contempt or coarse famil 1. 217, et passim.
Boots, affectation of wearing polished,
Boy, as attendant at theatre, 121;
as a regular actor, 121; as
dancer between the acts, 155.
Brome, Richard, his mention of Kr.
of B. P. in Sparagus Garden,
xvii ; his ridicule of the fashion
of romance-reading, lxxiii, lxxix,
bis satirical treatment of the man-
ners of theatrical spectators, in
The Antipodes, cvii.
Bumbo Fair, 230.
Burre, Walter, xiv, xxiv, 106, 107.
Butter, as an unguent, 228 ; as a
medicinal remedy, 242.
Candles, blue, at funerals, 233.
Captain, duties of a, 256, 259, 261.
Carduus Benedictus as a medicinal
edness to Spanish literature, xxxiii; Casket, adventures of the, xxxix,
Caves as habitations of giants, xlix ff.,
Chamberlain at an inn, 175.
fashion of romance-reading in East-
ward Ho, xciii.
Chivalric plays, lists of, lxxviii, lxxxi ;
quality and popularity of, lxxviii ff.;
a song, 216.
protests of Puritans and social of Kn. of B. P., XV; the attri-
of the dramatists upon, lxxxix ff. B. P., xxxiiff. ; cited, 105, 107,
cviff., 110; libelous stage repre 171, 189, 190, 191, 194, 195,
203, 204, 207.
Douglas Tragedy, a ballad, 182,
Drake, the life and death of fat, 117.
Drums, 246, 249.
lations concerning the use of, 255. popularity of Beaumont and Flet-
prototype of Susan. liv ff., 203.
Dwarf as an attendant upon knights,
xxxvii, 148; as bearer of the
knights' armor, 192.
Elenor, Queen, the story of, xcix, 116.
Entertainment at inns, 177.
Fair Margaret and Sweet William,
a ballad, 178.
Faithful Friends, its satire on the
fashion of romance-reading, xciv.
Faithful Shepherdess, its unpopu.
of the Three English Brothers, Falconer, 234.
Fingers, barber's knacking' of, 197.
Fortune, my Foe, a song, 264.
flict with, 140 ff.
Honest Man's Fortune, cited, 271.
Honour of a London Apprentice, a
ballad, a possible object of the
burslesque, lxi, 118.
Horace, 105, 274.
Host, proverbial merriment of mine,
Hostess, kissing of, on leaving an ina,
Hotspur, lines from speech of, 123.
Humorous Lieutenant, cited, 228, 243.
John Dory, a ballad, 168.
Jonson, Ben, Alchemist, as an evi-
dence of the date of Kin. of B. P.;
mances of chivalry and the ro-
mantic drama, xci ff. ; his satir.
ical treatment of Jacobean audi-
Keysar, Robert, xiv, xv, 106.
King and No King, its burlesque
elements, xii, xxx ; cited, 152, 206.
knight and Shepherd's Daughter,
Knights-errant, names of, 149; order
of, 151; vows and oaths of, 162;
of London, as an evidence of the nities and religious character of,
drama, lxxxii; analysis of its plot, tions, iiff. ; date and stage-history,
tradesmen xcvi; cited, 117, 149, 107, 270, 272, 274 ; originality of
xcv, xcvii, 115; Edward IV, xcv, with the Romances of Chivalry and
Don Quixote, xxxii ff. ; relation.