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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 261 pages of information about A Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 4.

    But she alas is angrie still,
    Which sheweth but a womans will: 
    She bites the lippe and cries fie, fie,
    And kissing sweetly away she doth flie.

    Yet sure her lookes bewraies content
    And cunningly her bra[w]les are meant: 
    As louers use to play and sport,
    When time and leisure is too short.”

On p. 373 Philautus gives another quotation from the same song.

P. 340. “The fryer was in the—.”  Mr. Ebsworth writes:—­“This song is extant among the Pepysian Ballads (the missing word is equivalent to ’Jakes’):  original of ‘The Friar in the Well.’”

INDEX.

Academic playwrights
Accomodate
Addition
Adorning
Adson’s new ayres
Agamemnon in the play
Agrippina
Alablaster ( = alabaster)
Alchemist, allusion to the play of the
A life ( = as my life)
Almarado (?)
Ambergreece
Andirons ("The andirons were the ornamental irons on each side of the
  hearth in old houses, which were accompanied with small rests for
  the ends of the logs.”—­Halliwell.)
Anotomye (For the spelling compare Dekker’s Satiromastix—­
                                       “because
    Mine enemies with sharpe and searching eyes
    Looke through and through me, carving my poore labours
    Like an Anatomy.”—­Dramatic Works, ed.  Pearson, i. 197.)
Anything for a quiett lyfe
Aphorisme
Aporn
Apple-squier
Arch-pillers
Argentum potabile
Artillery Garden
Artire
Ascapart
Assoyle

Bables
Babyes
Back side
Bacon, Roger
Baffeld ( = treated ignominiously)
Bainardes Castle
Bale of dice
Bandogs
Banks’ horse
Bantam
Barleybreak
Basolas manos
Basses
Bastard
Bavyn
Bayting
Beare a braine
Beetle
Bermudas
Berwick, pacification of
Besognio
Best hand, buy at the
Bezoar
Bilbo mettle
Biron, Marechal de
Bisseling
Blacke and blewe
Blacke gard
Black Jacks
Bob’d
Bombards
Bonos nocthus
Booke ("Williams craves his booke”)
Borachos
Bossed
Bottom,
Brass, coinage of
Braule
Braunched
Braves
Bree
Broad cloth, exportation of
Brond
Browne, Sir Thomas, quoted
Browne-bastard
Build a sconce.—­See Sconce
Bull (the executioner)
Bullets wrapt in fire
Bullyes
Bumbarrels
Bu’oy
Burnt
Buskes
Busse, the (Hertogenbosch taken in 1629, after a memorable siege, by
  Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange)

Cage (prison)
Cales
Calisto, MS. play composed of scenes from Heywood’s Golden Age and
  Silver Age

Canaries
Cap-case
Carack
Carbonado
Cardeq
Cardicue
Caroach
Carrackes
Carry coals
Case
Cast-of Merlins
Castrell
Catamountaine

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