Catholicon Anglicum: An English-Latin Word-book, Dated 1483, Volume 30

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Sidney John Hervon Herrtage
Camden Society, 1882 - English language - 435 pages

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Page vi - SOCIETY desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications; the Editors of the several Works being alone responsible for the same.
Page xi - ... more readie finding them againe at their neede. Thus, within a yeere or two, they had gathered together a great volume, which (for the apt similitude betweene the good Scholers and diligent Bees in gathering their waxe and honie into their Hiue) I called then their Aluearie, both for a memoriall by whom it was made, and also by this name to incourage other to the like diligence, for that they should not see their worthie praise for the same, vnworthilie drowned in obliuion.
Page 31 - Scotland two kinds of hunting-dogs, and no where else in the world : the first kind is called ane rache (Scotch), and this is a foot-scenting creature, both of wild beasts, birds, and fishes also, which lie hid among the rocks : the female thereof in England is called a brache. A brach is a mannerly name for all houndbitches.
Page 43 - But of a thing that parfyt is and stable, Descendyng so, til it be corumpable.
Page 374 - Chap, vi., iv., p. 285, col. 1, he says, " He beareth Sable, a Swingle Hand erected, Surmounting of a Swingle Foot, Or. This is a Wooden Instrument made like a Fauchion, with an hole cut in the top of it, to hold it by ; It is used for the clearing of Hemp and Flax from the large broken Stalks or * Shoves, by the help of the said Swingle Foot, which it is hung upon, which said Stalks being first broken, bruised, and cut into shivers by a Brake.
Page 233 - But that an idolastre peraventure ne hath not but o maumet or two, and the avaricious man hath many: for certes, every florein in his coffre is his maumet.
Page 350 - ... parts is our brawne made, the rest is nothing so fat, and therefore it beareth the name of sowse onelie, and is commonly reserved for the serving-man and hind, except it please the owner to have anie part ther of baked, which are then handed of custome after this manner. The hinder parts being cut off, they are first drawne with lard, and then sodden ; being sodden, they are sowsed in claret wine and vineger a certeine space and...
Page 354 - Sprats, taken chiefly on our Northern coast; which being drest and pickled as Anchovaes be in Provence, rather surpass them than come behind them in taste and goodness. .... As for Red Sprats and Spurlings, I vouchsafe them not the name of any wholesome nourishment, or rather of no nourishment at all ; commending them for nothing, but that they are bawdes to enforce appetite and serve well the poor man's turn to quench hunger.
Page 31 - The MILLER was a stout carl for the nones: Ful big he was of braun and eek of bones; That proved wel, for over-al ther he cam, At wrastling he wolde have alwey the ram. He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre...
Page 149 - At Wednesbury in Staffordshire, the colliers going to their pits early in the morning hear the noise of a pack of hounds in the air, to which they give the name of Gabriel's Hounds, though the more sober and judicious take them only to be wild geese making this noise in their flight.