A Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature

A Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... Him. v. FIsmsn's FoLLv, a splendid house with pleasure gardens, erected in Bishopsgate, by Jasper Fisher, one of the six-clerks in Chancery, which, in the time of Stowe, was called Devonshire House, and occupied by the Earl of Bedford. From the cir cumstance of its being built by a man of small means, and wholly unsuitable to his rank in life, it' received the former name. That represent no part of the nation But Fisher' Folly congregation. Human/i s. Frr, r1'rr1:, and FYT, the division or parts of a poem or song; also, a strain in music. That day, that day, that rlredful day, The firstfitte here I find. 0. B. or Crnvr Canon. To play my wife and me afitte, When shed together we bee. 0. B. or Kmo Evrunns. FLAG (S. jleogan). The old theatres were ornamented with a flag, which waved at the top of the building during the time of the performance; it was taken down in Lent, when no plays were suffered to be represented, hence the allusion in the quotation. "Dis Lent in your checks, the flag' down. 0. P. A Man WORLD, Mr Mas-runs. She takes down theflagge, belike the play is done. Dnrrx.uz's Wnorur or BABYLON. FLAM (Goth. fidmma), a deceit, delusion, whim, falsehood, or pretext. A flam more senseless than the roguery Of old aruspicy and augury. Hunxnnns. FLAP DRAGON, a play or sport, by catching at raisins or other things put in a bowl of ignited spirits; it is now called snap dragon. It. was formerly a point of gallantry for lovers to drink to the health of their mistresses from this burning 'liquid, by way of bravado.. ' Y Thou art easier lwnllow'd than lfinp dragon. Lov: 's Lnomv. Los-r. Flap dragons, hcalths, whiifs, and:11 such swnggering humours. 8.. Jonson'!.Cru-ruin' ltxvns....show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236821807
  • 9781236821805