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Behove, p. 155, behoof.

Bode, p. 81, abode, stayed.
Boltes, shafts, arrows.
Bomen, p. 5, bowmen.
Bonnye, bonnie, s. comely.
Boone, a favour, request, petition.
Boot,boote, advantage, help, assistance.
Borowe, p. 137, to redeem by a pledge.
Borowed, p. 28, warranted, pledged,
was exchanged for.

Borrowe, borowe, pledge, surety.
Bot and, s. p. 100, (it should probably
be both and,) and also.

Bot, but.

Belyfe, p. 148, belive, immediately, by Bote, boot, advantage.

and by, shortly.

Ben, bene, been.

Bende-bow, a bent-bow, qu.

Benison, blessing.

Bent, p. 5, bents, p. 38, (where bents, long coarse grass, &c. grow,) the field, fields.

Benyngne, p. 85, benigne, benign,


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Bougill, s. bugle-horn, hunting-horn. Bounde, bowynd, bowned, prepared, got ready. The word is also used in the north in the sense of went or was going. Bowndes, bounds.

Bowne ye, prepare ye, get ready. Bowne, ready; bowned, prepared. Bowne to dyne, p. 36, going to dine.

Bowne is a common word in the north for going; e. g. Where are you bowne to? Where are you going? Bowre, bower, habitation: chamber, parlour, perhaps from Isl. bouan, to dwell.

Bowre-window, chamber window.
Bowys, bows.

Braid, s. broad, large.
Brandes, swords.

Bred banner, p. 22, broad banner.
Breech, p. 263, breeches.
Breeden bale, breed mischief.
Breere, brere, briar.
Breng, bryng, bring.

Brether, brethren.

Broad arrow, a broad forked-headed

arrow, s.

Brodinge, pricking.

Brook, p. 13, enjoy.

Brooke, p. 252, bear, endure.
Browd, broad.

Bryttlynge, p. 5, brytlyng, p. 6, cut-
ting up, quartering, carving.
Bugle, bugle horn, hunting horn.
Bushment, p. 82, ambushment, am-

1 Mr. Lambe also interprets "BICKERING," by rattling, e. g.

"And on that slee Ulysses head

Sad curses down does BICKER."

Translat. of Ovid.

bush a snare to bring them into trouble.

Busk and boun, p. 102, i, e. make yourselves ready and go. Boun, to go (North country).

Buske ye, dress ye.

Busket, buskt, dressed.

Buskt them, p. 82, prepared themselves, made themselves ready.

But if, unless,

Buttes, buts to shoot at.

By thre, p. 131, of three.

Bydys, bides, abides.

Clough, a north-country word for a
broken cliff.

Clowch, clutch, grasp.
Coate, cot, cottage.

Cockers, p. 263, a sort of buskins or
short boots fastened with laces or
buttons, and often worn by farmers
or shepherds. In Scotland they are
called cutikins, from cute, the ankle.
-Cokers: fishermen's boots.' (Little-
ton's Diction.)
Cold bee, p. 247, was.
Cowde dye,
p. 27, died (a phrase).

Bye, p. 137, buy, pay for; also, abye, Collayne, p. 25, Cologne steel.

suffer for.

Byears, beeres, biers.

Byll, bill, an ancient kind of halbert
or battle-ax, p. 5.

Byn, bine, bin, been, be, are.
Byrche, birch-tree, birch-wood.
Byste, beest, art.

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Commen, commyn, come.
Confetered, confederated, entered into
a confederacy.

Cordiwin, p. 263, cordwayne: pro-
perly Spanish or Cordovan leather;
here it signifies a more vulgar sort.
Corsiare, p. 10, courser, steed.
Cote, cot, cottage. Item, coat.
Coulde, cold. Item, could.
Countie, p. 258, count, earl.
Coupe, a pen for poultry.

Couth, could.

Coyntrie, p. 263, Coventry.

Crancky, merry, sprightly, exulting.
Credence, belief.

Crevis, crevice, chink.

Cristes corse, p. 7, Christ's curse.
Crowch, crutch.

Cryance, belief, f. créance, [whence
recreant]. But in p. 39, &c. it seems
to signify fear, f. crainte.
Cum, s. come, p. 8, came.


Dampned, p. 137, condemned.
De, dy, dey, pp. 6, 8, 12, die.
Deepe-fette, deep-fetched.
Deid, s. dede, deed. Item, dead.
Deip, s. depe, deep.

Deir, s. deere, dere, dear.

Dell, deal, part; p. 89, every dell,
every part.

Denay, deny (rhythmi gratia).
Depured, purified, run clear.
Descreeve, describe.

Dight, decked, put on.

Dill, p. 36, dole, grief, pain. — Dill I drye, p. 37, pain I suffer. - Dill was dight, p. 36, grief was upon him.

Dint, stroke, blow.

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Dyd, dyde, did.

on, put.

Dynte, dint, blow, stroke.

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Fach, feche, fetch.


Dyght, p. 10, dight, p. 46, dressed, put Fain, fayne, glad, fond.

Dysgysynge, disguising, masking.

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Faine of fighte, fond of fighting.
Faine, fayne, feign.

Fals, false. Item, falleth.

Farden, p. 45, fared, flashed.
Fare, pass.

Farley, wonder.

Faulcone, falcon.
Faye, faith.
Fayre, p. 22, fair.

2 In the ballad of SIR CAULINE, we have "Eldridge Hill." p. 37; "Eldridge Knight," p. 38, 45. "Eldridge Sworde," p. 40, 46.- So Gawin Douglas calls the Cyclops, the "ELRICHE BRETHIR," . é. brethren (b. ii. p. 91, 1. 16); and in his Prologue to b. vii. (p. 202, 1. 3), he thus describes the night-owl:

"Laithely of forme, with crukit camscho beik,
Ugsome to here was his wyld ELRISCHE shriek."

In Bannatyne's MS. Poems, (fol. 135, in the Advocates' library at Edinburgh,) is a whimsical rhapsody of a deceased old woman travelling in the other world; in which

"Scho wanderit, and zeid by, to an ELRICH well."

In the Glossary to G. Douglas, ELRICHE, &c. is explained by "wild, hideous: Lat. trux, immanis;" but it seems to imply somewhat more, as in Allan Ramsay's Glossaries.

FETICE Desert, Åstemålers, thetts. Fe for record: se nie. Bus properly. Fee is applied to lands and tenements, which are held by perpesual right, and by acknowledgment of superiority to a higher Lord. Thus, p. 85, in fee, i. e. in feudal service. 1. feudum, &c. (Blount.)

Feat, nice, neat.

Featously, neatly, dexterously.

Feere, fere, mate, companion.

Feir, s. fere, fear.

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Gair, s. geer, dress. Gane, gan, began. Ganyde, p. 8, gained.

Fendys pray, &c. p. 86, from being Garde, garved, made.

the prey of the fiends.

Feraly, fiercely.

Fesante, pheasant.
Fette, fetched.

Fettelod, prepared, addressed, made ready. Fildo, field.

Finaunce, p. 86, fine, forfeiture.
Fit, p. 8, fyt, p. 137, fytte, p. 69. Part
or division of a song. Hence in p. 61,
fitt is a strain of music. See vol. ii.
p. 143, and Glossary.

Flyte, to contend with words, scold.
Foo, p. 28, foes.

For, on account of.

Forbode, commandment, p. 153. Over

God's forbodo.

Præter Dei præcep

tum sit, q. d. God forbid.

Forefond, prevent, defend.

Formare, former.

Forsede, p. 82, regarded, heeded.
Forst, forced, compelled.

Forthynketh, p. 149, repenteth, vexeth, troubleth.

Fosters of the fe, p. 150, foresters of the king's demesnes.

Fou, fow, s. full; also, fuddled.
Fowardo, vawarde, the van.
Freake, froke, freyke, man, person,
human creature. Also, a whim or

Fre-bore, p. 69, free-born.
Freckys, p. 9, persons.

Freits, s. ill omens, ill luck; any old superstitious saw, or impression 3,

p. 102.

Gare, gar, s. make, cause; force, compel. Gargeyld, p. 88, from Gargouille, f. the spout of a gutter. The tower was adorned with spouts cut in the figures of greyhounds, lions &c. Garlande, p. 74, the ring within which the prick or mark was set to be shot at. Gear, s. geer, goods.

Getinge, what he had got, his plunder, booty.

Geve, gevend, give, given.
Gi, gie, s. give.
Gife, giff, if.

Gin, s. an, if.

Give owre, s. surrender.

Glede, p. 6, a red-hot coal.

Glent, p. 5, glanced.

Glose, p. 81, set a false gloss or colour. Goddes, p. 83, goddess.

Gode, good.

Goggling eyen, goggle eyes.
Gone, p. 44, go.
Gowd, s. gould, gold.
Graine, scarlet.'

Gramercye, i. e. I thank you, f. Grandmercie.

Graunge, p. 254, granary; also, a lone country-house.

Grea-hondes, grey-hounds.

Grece, a step, p. 88, a flight of steps, grees.

Greece, p. 145, fat, (a fat hart,) from f. graisse.

Gret, grat, great.
Greves, groves, bushes.
Groundwa, groundwall.

3 An ingenious correspondent in the north thinks FREIT is not 'an unlucky omen,' but, 'that thing which terrifies:' viz.

Terrors will pursue

them that look after frightful things. FRIGHT is pronounced by the common people in the north, FREET, p. 102.

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Ha, hae, s. have. Item, hall.
Habergeon, f. a lesser coat of mail.
Hable, p. 82, able.

Halched, halsed, saluted, embraced, fell on his neck; from Halse, the neck, throat.

Halesome, wholesome, healthy. Hand-bowe, p. 154, the long-bow, or common-bow, as distinguished from the cross-bow.

Haried, harried, haryed, harowed, p. 19, 139, robbed, pillaged, plundered. He harried a bird's nest. Scot. Harlocke, p. 262, perhaps charlocke, or wild rape, which bears a yellow flower, and grows among corn, &c. Hartly lust, p. 84, hearty desire. Hastarddis, p. 80, perhaps hasty rash fellows, or upstarts, qu. Haviour, behaviour.

Hauld, s. to hold. Item, hold, strong, bold.

Hawberk, a coat of mail, consisting of iron rings, &c.

Haylle, advantage, profit (p. 22, for the profit of all England). A. S. Hæl, salus.

He, p. 5, hee, p. 20, hye, high.
He, p. 146, hye, to hye, or hasten.
Heal, p. 9, hail.

Hear, p. 9, here.

Heare, heares, hair, hairs.

Hed, hede, head.

Heere, p. 77, hear.

Heir, s. here, p. 8, hear.

Hend, kind, gentle.

Hest, hast.

Hests, p. 40, commands, injunctions.

Hether, hither.

Hewyne in to, hewn in two. Hewyng, hewinge, hewing, hacking. Hi, hie, p. 68, he.

Hie, hye, he, hee, high.

Hight, p. 41, p. 9, engage, engaged, promised (page 131, named, called). Hillys, hills.

Hinde, hend, gentle.

Hir, s. her.

Hirsel, s. herself.

Hit, p. 9, it.

Hode, hood, cap.

Hole, whole; holl, idem.

Holtes, woods, groves, p. 20. In Norfolk a plantation of cherry-trees is called a cherry-holt. Also sometimes hills 4.

Holy, wholly. Or perhaps hole p. 85, whole.

Hom, hem, them.

Hondrith, hondred, hundred.
Honge, hang, hung.
Hontyng, hunting.

Hoo, ho, p. 17, an interjection of stopping or desisting: hence stoppage. Hoved, p. 88, heaved; hung moving (Gl. Chauc.). Hoved or hoven means in the north, swelled: but Mr. Lambe thinks it is the same as houd, still used in the north, and applied to any light substance heaving to and fro on an undulating surface. The vowel u is often used there for the conson. v.

Hount, hunt.

Hyght, p. 25, on high, aloud.

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4 HOLTES Seems evidently to signify HILLS in the following passage from Tuberville's Songs and Sonnets, 12mo, 1567, fol. 56:

"Yee that frequent the hilles,

And highest HOLTES of all;

Assist me with your skilfull quilles,
And listen when I call."

As also in this other verse of an ancient poet:

"Underneath the HOLTES so hoar."

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