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serted in order to widen a garment in any partitular place. Goor of a cloth, lacinia, Prompt. Parv. See also the glossary to Kennet's Paroch. Antiq. in v, Gore. 'This fenfe will suit very well with the con. text of ver. 3237, but hardly, I think, with that of ver. 13719, unless we suppose that gorc is there put for birt, because Mirts have usually gores in them; the expression would certainly be very awkward, and unlike Chaucer's general manner, but in this place('The Rime of Sire Thopas) he maybe fupposed to have taken it purposely from one of thofe old romances which are the objects of his ridicule. See the
n. on ver. 13845. Gose, for gers, C. D. 1286, goeth. Gospellere,.n. Sax. evangéliit, R. 6887. Golomer, n. a thin cobweb-like substance which flies
about in the air, 10573. Gost, n. Sax. fpirit, mind, 5679. Goth, imp m. 2d pers. pl. go'ye, 2560, 14200. Governaille, n, Fr. government, steerage, 9068. Goune-cloth, 7829,7834, cloth enough to make a gown. Gourd, n. a vessel to carry liquor, perhaps fo called
from its shape, 17031, 40. Gower, pr. n. T. v. 1855, an eminent English poet,
to whom Chaucer directs his Troilus and Crefeide. Some circumstances relating to him are touched upon in the Ejay, &'c. n. 55, the Diftourfe, 6c. $ 14,
15. n. 15, 16, and in the notes. Grace, n. Fr. favour, 3071; fory grace, 6328; hardo grace, 16133 ; misfortune, T. i. 713;
So full of sorowe am I, fothe to sayne,
May fit on me, for why? there is no space.
Γεμο κακων δη, και'sκετ' εσ9' οπη τεθη. The criticism of Longinus, lect. xl. is perhaps
equally applicable to both passages. With harde grace, 7810, is to be understood as spoken in a parenthesis of the cherl, misfortune attend him! See With. Save your grace, M. 253, l. 7, with your faa
vour, fauve votre grace. Gracious, adj. Fr. agreeable, 3693; graceful, 8489. Grame, n. Sax. grief, 16871; anger, T. iii. 1030
Felle it to gode or grame, P. L. 327. Grammere, n. Fr. grammar, 13466. Grand mercie, Fr. great thanks, 8964. Grane, n. Fr. a grain, a single feed, T. ii. 1028. Grange, n. Fr. a farmhouse, 3668. Grapinel, n. Fr. a graplingiron, L. W.640. Gratcbe, R. 7368, is perhaps the same with graithe, if
not mistaken for it. Gloff. Ur. See Greitbe. The
orig. hastaf'aourne comme beguyne. Graunfon, pr. n. C. M. V. ver. ult. See An account of
the Works of Chaucer, &c. vol. xiv. p. 12. Grave, v. Sax. to carve, to engrave, T. ii. 47; T. iii.
1468. Grave, Igraven) part. pa. buried, 6647, 11288. Gre, n. Fr. pleasure, fatisfaction, from gratus, Lat. to
receive in gre, 4679,9027, to take kindly; the gre, 2735, the prize. See the note-From gradus, Lat.
it signifies a step or degree, 9249. Grede, n. Sax. a greedy perfon, R. 6002. Grede, v. barb. Lat. to cry, C. N. 135. Grein, n. Fr. grein de Paris, R. 1369, de Paradis, orig.
grains of Paradise, a fort of spice: the same are meant in ver. 3690-grain of Portingale, 15465,
a sort of scarlet dye called kermes or vermilion. Greithe, v. Sax. to prepare, make ready, 4307, 14512. Grenebed, n. Sax. childishness, 4583. Grese, n. Fr. greafe, 135, 6069. Grete, for grede, v, R. 4116.
Grette, pa.ofgrete,v. Sax. greeted, fáluted, 5491,8818.
ryble; borridus, Prompt. Parv. Grint, for grindetb, 5971. Grinte, pa. t. of grind, v. Sax. ground; grint with his
teeth, 7743, gnalhed with his teeth. Grinting, n. grinding, ghalhing, P. 156.. Gris, n. Fr. a species of fur. See the n. on ver. 194.' Grisly, adj. Sax. dreadful, 1973, 6318. Grocke, vi Sax. to grutch, to murmur, 3861, 6025. Groff, adj. Sax. flat on the ground, 951, 13605; R.
2561. Groine, n. Fr. the snowt of a fwine, P. 150a hang
ing lip, T. i. 350. Groine, v. to hang the lip in discontent, R. 7099. Grone, y. Fr. to groan, to grunt, 7411. Gront, par to 14627, groaned. Grepe, V. Sáx. to search, to examine by feeling, 7399,
7723 Grot, na coin worth fourpence, 6874, 7546. Ground'en, part. pa. of grind, 16243. Groyring, . 2462, discontent. See Groine. Guerdon, n. Fr. reward, recompense, 7460, 8759. Guerdon, v. to reward, P. 165. Guerdorles, adj. without reward, B. K. 400. Guido, pr. n. L. W. 1462; Guido de Columpnis, F. .
381; Guido dalle Colonne, of Messina in Sicily, a lawyer and a poet, died about 1290. Qxadrio, vol. i. p. 160. His History of the Trojan war, to which our Author refers, was written in Latin, and finished in 1287. See the n. on ver. 13147. I have there intimated my suspicion that he translated it, for the most part, from a French romance of Benoit de Sainte More. However that may have been
Guido's work is certainly the original from which the later writers of the middle ages have generally taken their accounts of Trojan affairs. It was tranNated into Italian in 1324 by Filippo Ceffi, a Florentine, [Quadrio, vol. vi. p. 475.) A French tranNation is also extant, in which it is laid to be “tran“Natée, en Francois, premierement du commande“ment du Maire de la cité de Beauvais, en nom et “ en honneur de Karles le Roy de France, l'an mil.
ccc. quatre vingtz,” (mf. Reg. 16 F. ix.] This is probably the French translation mentioned by Lydgate in the Prologue to his Boke of Troye, which is a mere paraphrafe in verse of Guido's history, with fome digressions and additions of his own.Lydgate's work was finished (as he tells us himself at the end)
n. on ver. 12587.
Halfe, n. Sax. a lide, a part; a' Goddes half, 15632;
Du. 370, on God's part, with God's favour; a'this balfe God, T. L. i. 325, b. on this side of God; four
halves, 3481, four sides. Hali, pr. n. 433, an Arabian physician, Fabric. Bibl.
Gr. t. xiii. p. 17. Halke, n. Sax. a corner, 11432, 15779. Halpe, pa. t. of belp, v. Sax. 14052; R. 1911. Hals, n. Sax. the neck, 4493. Halse, v. Sax. See the n. on ver. 13575: Halt, på. t. of bold, v. Sax. held or kept, 5141. Halt, for holt, i.e. holdeth, Du: 621. Halte, v. Fr. to go lamely, Du. 622. Hame, for home, n. Sax. 4030. Hamele, v. Sax. to hamstring, to cut off, T. ii. 964. Hamers, n. pl. Sax. hammers, Du. 1164. Han, inf. m. of have, v. Sax. 754, 1048, 2109.
pr. t. pl. 931, 1022, 7581. Hanselines, P. 184, l. 17, appears from the context to
mean a sort of breeches. Happė, n. Sax. chance, 13168; Bo. v. pr. I. Happe, v. to happen, 587,6467. Hard, adj. Sax. hard; barde grace, 7810, 16133, mif
fortune. See Grace. It is used adverbially, 9879,
13133 Harde, v. Sax. to make hard, 10559. Hardely, ( hardily, adv. Fr. boldly, 10147; ady. Sax.
certainly, 7867, 7901, 9186; T. v. 673.
grand manere, Froissart, v. i. c. 225.