Page images

These sorrowful drops upon thy blood-stain'd face,
The last true duties of thy noble son!

Mar. Teär for tear and loving kiss for kiss
Thy brother Marcus tenders on thy lips.
Oh! were the sum of these that I should pay
Countless and infinite, yet would I pay them.

Luc. Come hither, boy; come, come, and learn of us
To melt in showers. Thy grandsire lov'd thee well:
Many a time he danc'd thee on his knee,
Sung thee asleep, his loving breast thy pillow;
Many a matter hath he told to thee,
Meet, and agreeing with thine infancy;
In that respect then, like a loving child,
Shed yet some small drops from thy tender spring,
Because kind Nature doth require it so;
Friends should associate friends in grief and woe.
Bid him farewell; commit him to the grave;
Do him that kindness, and take leave of him.

Boy. O grandsire, grandsire! even with all my heart Would I were dead, so you did live again! O Lord, I cannot speak to him for weeping; My tears will choke me, if I

open my mouth. Enter Attendants, with Aaron. 1 Rom. You sad Andronici, have done with woes; Give sentence on this execrable wretch, That hath been breeder of these dire events.

Luc. Set him breast-deep in earth, and famish him ;
There let him stand, and rave and cry for food :
If any one relieves or pities him,
For the offence he dies. This is our doom :
Some stay, to see him fasten'd in the earth.
Aar. Oh! why should wrath be mute, and fury

dumb ?
I am no baby, I, that, with base prayers,
I should repent the evils I have done ;
Ten thousand worse than ever yet I did
Would I perform if I might have my will;
If one good deed in all my life I did,

I do repent it from my very soul.
Luc. Some loving friends convey the Emperor

And give him burial in his father's grave;
My father and Lavinia shall forthwith
Be closed in our household's monument.
As for that heinous tiger, Tamora,
No funeral rite, nor man in mournful weeds,
No mournful bell shall ring her burial;
But throw her forth to beasts and birds of prey :
H life was beast-like and devoi
And, being so, shall have like want of pity.
See justice done on Aaron, that damn’d Moor,
By whom our heavy haps had their beginning.
Then, afterwards, to order well the State,
That like events may ne'er it ruinate. [Exeunt.

of pity;

[ocr errors]


[graphic][merged small]

Only the less usual meanings of known words, as bosom, bulk,

&c. are here noticed.

BY, to pay dear for, mort, sunk, dispirited.
to suffer.

Ancient, an ensign, or standard-
Abysm, abyss, from bearer.
the French abysme, Angle, a fishing rod.
now abime.

Antres, caves and dens. Accite, to call or Appeach, to impeach. summons.

Apple-John, a species of apple that Aconitum, wolfsbane.

will keep for two years, in French Adam, the name of an outlaw, noted

deux-ans; a pimp: for his skill in archery. 'Much Approof, approbation, or someAdo.

times, proof, confirmation. Adam Cupid, an allusion to the Aqua vite, usquebaugh. same person.

Arabian bird, the phenix. Addrest, ready, prepared.

Argentine goddess, regent of the Advertising, attentive.

silver moon. Aery or Aiery, a nest, a brood. Argier, Algiers. Affect the letter, to practise allite- Argosies, ships of great burthen. ration.

Aroint, ávaunt, or be gone.
Affects, affections or passions. Ascapart, a giant.
Affeerd, a law-term for confirmed. Ascaunt, aside, sideways.
Afined, joined by affinity.

Aspersion, sprinkling.
Affront, to face or confront. Assay, to take the assay, applied to
Affy, to betroth in marriage.

those who tasted wine for princes. Aglet-baby, a figure formed on the Assinego, an ass, a foolish fellow.

tag of a point: from aiguillettes. Astringer, a gentleman falconer; Agnize, acknowledge, confess, from austercus, a goshawk. avow.

At point, completely armed. Aiery. See Aery.

Atomies, minute particles discern. Airy fame, verbal eulogium.

able when the sun breaks into a Alder-liefést, preferred to all darkened room.

things; from leve or lefe, dear, Attasked, taken to task, censured. and alder, of all.

Attent, attentive. A'life, at life. Amazonian chin, a chin without a Baccare, a proverbial word, of beard.

doubtful meaning Ames-ace, two aces, the lowest Bale, bane, ruin, misfortune. chance of the dice.

Baldrick, á belt.

« PreviousContinue »