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GLOSSARIAL INDEX
blind alehouse, a, obscure, out of the
way(?), 340(13) Blomefield, Francis, History of Nor­folk, 54 blood used to seal a contract with
Satan, 100 (11) blot, disgrace, blemish, 49 (1) Boas, F. S., 200 bodge, a, measure, about half a peck,
31.(3)
bodkin, a, pin-ornament for the hair,
118(14) Bod win the Great, Wilts., 310 (2) Boetius, 22 (20)
Bohemia, wars in, the, ballad on, 415 bone lace, 119 (21) bony, bonny, 32 (7) book, your, benefit of clergy, 190 ff.;
to swear on a —, 242 (15) boord (board), a, table, 246 (11),
337(0 Boore (Boer), a, German or Dutch­man, 141 (4), 151.452(5) boothe, a, temporary shelter, 71 (17) booty, a, plunder, spoil, 35 (17) bottom of thread, a, ball or skein of
thread, 272 (4) Boughton, Norfolk, corn-hoarder pun­ished at, a, 370 Bouton, Archibald Lewis, 122 bowler, a, player at bowls, 274 (8) bowzer, a, bouser, drunkard, 63 (11) Bradley, Mary Hastings, 132 Brainford, see Brentford brangling, to be, wrangling, squab­bling, 317(2) brave, handsomely dressed, 135 (8), 174 (8), 210 (16); insolent, 374 (n); fine, beautiful, 55 (1), etc. brawn, boar's flesh, 142 (7), 345 (5) breach of the brains, i.e. injury to, 167
(») break, to, become bankrupt, 337 ff.
breeding debate, a, one who causes
strife, 267 (10)
Brentford (Brainford), 339 (8), 425
Brewer, Thomas, ballad by, 11
bride-posset, a, 235 (4) Bridewell, the, house of detention in St Bride's parish, London, 39, 220 (13); the, in Tothill Fields, ? 41 (9), 143 (8). See spittle Brill, Brielle, 104 Brinckmair, Captain L., 151 Bristow (Bristol), 63 (12), 305 brittle ware, fig. for delicate matters,
3"(4) broke, to be, ruined financially, 242
(14) brokers, pawnbrokers, 37 (22), 219
(8), 319(10), 407(3) broom-man, a, cry of, 3 3 (9) brothel, Mrs Holland's, 399 Browne, Robert, 206 bruted, bruited, 279 (4) Buckingham, Duke of (George Vil-
liers), 96, 276, 293 Buckinghamshire, John Russell of,
punishment of, the, 370 budget, a, wallet, bag, 34 (14); —
maker, 198 (13) bulls' pizzles used as riding rods,
441 (12) Bullen, A. H., 104 bum, the buttocks, 32 (4) Burford, Cheshire, 257 burning of Cork, 155; of Wymond-
ham, 54 burning alive as a punishment, 84,
283, 288, 299 burning, by candles, as a punishment,
204(i3) burnt claret, 'made hot' (N.E.D., 5),
246 (12) bushop, a, bishop, 28 (ri) buske, a, ? corset-stays, 1 r 8 (13) buskins, 33 (9) butterflies, milk-white, alight on a
corpse, 256
C, J., ballad by, 239 C, R., see Climsal, Richard cabbage leaves, to live on, i.e. poorly, 412(7)
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