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See, fond youth, to yonder window,
Softly steps the timorous fair.

Lovely seems the moon's fair lustre
To the lost benighted swain,
When all silvery bright she rises,


Gilding mountain, grove, and plain,


Lovely seems the sun's full glory
To the fainting seaman's eyes,
When some horrid storm dispersing,
O'er the wave his radiance flies.

But a thousand times more lovely

To her longing lover's sight,
Steals half-seen the beauteous maiden
Thro' the glimmerings of the night.

Tip-toe stands the anxious lover,
Whispering forth a gentle sigh:
Alla1 keep thee, lovely lady;
Tell me, am I doom'd to die?

Is it true the dreadful story,
Which thy damsel tells my page,
That seduc'd by sordid riches
Thou wilt sell thy bloom to age?

An old lord from Antiquera

Thy stern father brings along;
But canst thou, inconstant Zaida,
Thus consent my love to wrong?

If 'tis true, now plainly tell me,

Nor thus trifle with my woes;
Hide not then from me the secret,
Which the world so clearly knows.

Percy. 1.

1 Alla is the Mahometan name of God.


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Threats, reproaches, fears surround me;
My stern father breaks my heart:

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Canst thou, wilt thou yield thus to them?
O break forth, and fly to me!

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The Scottish words are denoted by s.

French by f. Latin by 1. AngloSaxon by A. S. Icelandic by Isl. &c. For the etymology of the words in this and the following volumes, the reader is referred to JUNII ETYMOLOGICUM ANGLICANUM. Edidit ED. LYE, Oxon. 1743, fol.

For such words as may not be found here, the reader is desired to consult the Glossaries to the other volumes.

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Abone, aboon, s. above.
Abowght, about.

Abraide, p. 143, abroad.

Acton, a kind of armour made of taffaty, or leather quilted, &c., worn under the habergeon, to save the body from bruises. f. Hocqueton. Aft, s. oft.

Agayne, against.
Agoe, gone.

Ain, awin, s. own.
Al gife, although.
A-late, p. 89, of late.
An, p. 68, and.

Ancyent, standard.
Ane, s. one, an.

Aras, p. 5, arros, p. 8, arrows.
Arcir, p. 68, archer.

Assinde, assigned.

Assoyl'd, assoyled, absolved.

Astate, estate; also a great person. Astound, astonyed, stunned, astonished, confounded.

Ath, p. 6, athe, p. 8, o' th', of the.
Aureat, golden.

Austerne, p. 247, stern, austere.
Avowe, p. 24, vow.

Avoyd, p. 178, void, vacate.

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Bar, bore.

Bar hed, bare-head, or perhaps bared. Barne, p. 6, berne, p. 19, man, person. Base court, the lower court of a castle. Basnete, basnite, basnyte, bassonet, bassonette, helmet.

Bauzen's skinne, p. 263, perhaps, sheep's leather dressed and coloured red, f. bazane, sheep's leather. In Scotland, sheepskin mittens, with the wool on the inside, are called Bauzon - mittens. Bauson also signifies a badger, in old English; it may therefore signify, perhaps, badger skin.

Be that, p. 6, by that time.

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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,


Beste, beest, art. Bestis, beasts.

Be-strawghted, p. 162, distracted.
Beth, be, are.

Bickarte, p. 5, bicker'd, skirmished. (It is also used sometimes in the sense of swiftly coursed, which seems to be the sense, p. 5. Mr. Lambe1.)

Bille, &c. p. 244, I have delivered a promise in writing, confirmed by an oath.

Blane, p. 10, blanne, did blin, i. e. linger, stop.

Blaw, s. blow.

Blaze, to emblazon, display.

Blee, colour, complexion.

Bleid, s. blede, bleed.

Blist, blessed.

Blive, belive, immediately.

Bloomed, p. 262, beset with bloom.

Blude, blood, bluid reid, s. blood red.

Bluid, bluidy, s. blood, bloody.
Blyve, belive, instantly.

Boare, bare.

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

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

"And on that slee Ulysses head

Sad curses down does BICKER."

Translat. of Ovid.

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