NOTES AND QUERIES. [ii s. XL MAY 22, 1915.
.Sera* = scratch (' N.E.D.' 1560, 1864). I will scrat out those eyes That taught him first to lust. P. 336.
1576. ' THE STEELE GLAS ' (ditto).
.Arch-dean (' N.E.D.' Sc. writers only). Eke pray . . . .For bishops, prelats, archdeans, deans, and priests. Fo. 305/2.
Of all the bristle bearded aduocates
That euer lovde their fees aboue the cause.
C7t#e=clef ('N.E.D.' 1579). A trustie tune from ancient cliffes conueyed. Fo. 294/1.
ars, for one's (' N.E.D.' 1607).
Brought vp in place where pleasures did abound,
I dare net [not] say in court for both mine eares.
Ff. 291-2. Rib-roast, sb. (' N.E.D.' 1595). In the end I hope
to geue them all a rib of roast for their paines.
Ep. Ded. What, to tell one. Disdaine him not ; for shall I
tell you what ? Fo. 307/1.
Wray bewray. Least I should wraye this bloudy deede of his. Fo. 293/2.
a. 1577. ' DAN BABTHOLMEW ' (the same, 1587).
^rawn-f alien (' N.E.D.' 1579).
Behold these braunfaln armes which once
haue beene Both large and lusty. P. 82.
Bring in (into a narrative, a speech, &c.) (N.E.D.
Bartello he whych writeth riding tales, Brings in a knight whych clad was all in Greene.
P. 111. Coy, sb. (this is puzzling).
Nor how content was coined out of coy. P. 104.
-Gum (' N.E.D.' in this sense, 1599). I cleere mine eyes whom gum of teares had glewde. P. 81.
Haight. His thought sayd Haight, his silly speech cryed Ho. P. 101.
-Puddle (' N.E.D.' in fig. sense, 1587).
When as I sunke in puddles of despight. P. 90.
a. 1577. ' TALE OP IERONIMI ' (ditto).
- Abound = abandon. Hee abounded his barke, and putting of his clothes aduentured .... to wade and swim. P. 244.
Air, take the ; the open air (' N.E.D.' 1440, 1588, 1653). [She] seemed desirous to ride abroade, thereby to take the open ayre .... I am sickely disposed, and would be looth to take the ayre. Pp. 228, 263.
.Bacon-hog (' N.E.D.' 1709). He was in bredth
the thicknes of two bacon hogs. P. 204.
.Bonjour, good day. Who after theyr Boniure dyd all seeme to lament [his] sicknesse. P. 260.
Break company. [He doubted] whether he were best to break companie or not. P. 221.
-But (with nom. case). Why here is no body but we few women. P. 261.
The nursery rime how old is it ? is grammatically correct :
There 's nobody at home But jumping Joan, And father, and mother, and I. Casting-bottle (' N.E.D.' a. 1530, 1638). [Shee] bedewed his Temples with sweete water, which shee had ready in a castyng bottle of Golde. P. 248.
Clear one's voice (' N.E.D.' 1701). He clearing his voice did Alia Napolitana applie these verses following. P. 211.
Clerkly, adv. (' N.E.D.' 1594). For that you
haue so clerkly steinched my bleeding.- P. 207.
Crow's foot (' N.E.D.' 1374, 1579). How the
crowes foot is crept vnder mine eye. P. 253. Fend cut.
And if you say but fend cut phip, Lord how the peat will turne and skip.
P. 285, ' Praise of Philip Sparrow.' Girlish (' N.E.D.' 1565, Cooper; 1596). Betweene womanlye countenaunce and girlish garish- nesse. P. 219.
Hop against the hill, to attempt the impossible. But lo I did preuaile
as much to guide my will, As he that seekes with halting heele
to hop against the hill. Pp. 212-13. Kitchen-knife. [He said] that she had throwen a
Kitchen knyfe at him. P. 268. Lay on load.
If I command she layes on lode,
With lips, with teeth, with toong, and all :
She chants, she chirpes. P. 285.
This use of a well - known phrase is un- common. Philip (see Fend cut) is here a female bird.
Mauling (' N.E.D.' a. 1637). This manling, this
minion, this slaue, this secretarye. P. 204. O/= during. [It] beeing of long tyme kept in
that odoryforous chest. P. 248. Pride of the season. The pride of the spring
was now past. P. 261. Tit for tat. Much greater is the wrong that
rewardeth euill for good, than that which re-
quireth typ for tap. P. 254. (The older
form of the phrase.) Venom, v.
But this infernall plague if once it tutch
Or venome once the Louers minde with grutch.
P. 247. What with. What with yeares, and what with
the tormenting passion of Loue. P. 252. Whittled =ma,de drunk.
Who sawe this Lording whitled with the cup
Of vaine delight, whereof he gan to tast. P. 295.
a. 1577. ' FBUITES OP WABBE ' (ditto). Gassed. Whose grease hath molt all cassed as it
was. P. 123. Fumbled, ppl. a. (' N.E.D.' 1884). Close in a
corner fumbled vp for feare. V. 91. Hangman's health.
To get such welth
As may discharge their heads from hangmans helth. P. 130.