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War ant wys, p. 8, wary and wife Wreake, pursue revengefuligi
Ward, s. watch, sentinel.

Wreuch, s. wretchednes.
Warke, s work.

Wrouzt, wrought. Warld, s world.

Wynnen, win, gain. Waryd, s. accurset.

Wifle, p. 8, direct, govern, take Wate, s. weere, wete, witte,

care of. A. S. pirslan: wot, wote, wotte. know. Weale, weel, weil, wele, s. well

Y. Werfu', wearifome, tirefume, disturbing:

Y. I. Y synge, I fing. Wee, s. little.

Yae, s. each. Weet, s. wet.

Y beare; Y-boren. beare; Weid, s. wede, weed, cloaths,

borne. fo Y-founde, found. clourbing

Y-mad, made,

Weldynge, ruling:
Weinde, s wende, went, weende

Y-core, chosen.
weened, tbought.
Wene; weeneft, ween; weenefi. Y-zote, molton, melted.

Y-wis, [I know] verily.
Wend, werden, go.
Wende, went, p. 9, wendeth, goeth

Yalping, s. yelping

Y cha, ilka, each, every.
Wer, were.
Wereth, p. 276, defendeth.

Ycholde, yef, I foould, if.
W'erre : weir, s. war, Warris,

Ychon, cach one. S. war's.

Yearded, p. 280, buried. Wes, was.

Yede, yode, went. Westlin, s. westerni.

Yfere, together. Whang. s. a lages.ce.

Yf, if. Wheder, whither.

YII, ill.
Wheelyng, wheeling.

Yn, boufe, bome.
Whig, four wo bey: or butter.milk. Ys, p. 10, is, p. 4, bis, p. 8, in bis,
Whorles, See Spindles.
Wildings, wild apples.

Winsome, s. agreeable, erigaging. Zacring hell, Som. Sacring ben,
Win, s. get, gain.

a little bell rung to give mo-
Wirke wiflier, werk more wisely. tice of ibe elevation of the boff.
Wifs, wilt, know, knew. -(It is Zeering in PCC. p. 298.
Withouten, without.

Zede, p. yede, went. Wobster, s. webster, weaver. Zee, zeene, Som; see, seen. Woue-ward, p. 38, towards Zef, yef, if.

the wood. Woe worth, røce be to [thee.] Zeme, take care of. A. S. Won, wort, ufuge.

geman Wonders, wonderous,

Zent, through, A. S. geond. Wood, mad, furious.

Zestrene, s. yester-e'en. Wote, wot, know, I wote verily. Zit, s. zet yet. Worshiplully friended, p. 257, Zoud, s. you'd, you would of worskipful friends.

Zule, s. yule, christmas, Wow, An exclamation of won- Zung, s. young. der; also vow, Lord. Dialect.


Zeirs, s. years.

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ADDITIONAL Notes to Book II.

405 No. VII. p. 147.

The Ballad of FAIR ROSAMOND appears to have been first published in Strange Histories, or Songs and Sonnets, of Kinges, Princes, Dukes, Lords, Ladyes, Knights, and Gentlemen : &c. By Thomas Delone. Lond. 1612.” 4to.

No. XXVI. p. 260. The history of JANE SHORE receives new illustration from the following letter of K. RICHARD III. which is preserved in the Harl. MSS. Num. 433, Art: 2378, but of which the copy transmitted to the Editor has been reduced to modern orthograpby, &c. It is said to have been addressed to RUSSEL bp of Lincoln, lord chancellor, Anno .1484.

By the KING. “ Right Reverend Father in God, &c. fignifying unto you, that it is sewed unto us, that our Servant and Solicitor Thomas Lynom, marvelloufly blinded and abufed with the late Wife of William Shore, now living in Ludgate by our commandment, hath made Contract of Matrimony with her, as it is said, and intendeth, to our full great marvel, to effect the same, WE, for many causes, would be forry that he fhould be fo disposed; pray you therefore to fend for his and in that ye goodly máy, exhort, and stir him to the contrary: And if ye find him utterly fet for to marry her, and none otherwise would be advertized, then, if it may ftand with the laws of the church, we be content the time of marriage be deferred to our coming Text to London; that upon futhient Surety found of her good abearing, ye do fo fend for her Keeper, and

discharge him of our faid commandment, by Warrant of these, committing her to the rule, and guiding of her Father, or any other, by your direktion, in the mean season. Given, &c.

"RIC. Rex."

It appears from two articles in the fame MS. that K. Richard had granted to the said Thomas Linon the office of King's Solicitor ( Arte ! 34.), and also the Manor of Colmeworth, com. Beds to him and his Heirs Male r Art. 596.)


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THE ESSAY ON THÉ ALLITERATIVE METRE will receive illuftration from another specimen in WARTON'S History of English Poetry," Vol. I. p. 309, being the fragment of a MS. poem on the subject of ALEXANDER The Great, in the Bodleian Library, which he fupposes to be the same with Num. 44, in the Ashmol. MSS. contaixing 27 pafjöls, and beginning thus : Whener folk fastid (feafted, qu.) and fed,

fayne wolde thei her (i.e. hear] Some farand thing, &c.

It is well observed by Mr. TYRWHITT, on CHAUCER'S freer at this old alliterative metre: (Vol. III. p. 305.) viz.

I am a Sotherne [i.e. Southern) man, I cannot gesie, rom, ram, rat, by my letter. that the fondness for this species of versification, &c. was retained longest in the Northern provinces : And that the Auther of "Pierce Poughman's Visions" is in the best MSS called WILLIAM, without any su nane. Sce Vol. IV. p. 74.

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