Addenda to Glossary

A Survey of London. Reprinted From the Text of 1603. Originally published by Clarendon, Oxford, 1908.

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'Addenda to Glossary', in A Survey of London. Reprinted From the Text of 1603, (Oxford, 1908) pp. 476. British History Online [accessed 15 April 2024]


Cotton, umple, add: Umple occurs also in the pseudo-Chancerain Assembly of Ladies (Skeat's Chaucerian and other Pieces, Glossary, p. 597), where it is explained as 'fine stuff in a single fold, fine gauze or lawn.' A variant MS. reading given by Prof. Skeat is vmpylle (op. cit. p. 573).

lyne right: add i. 162.

procedure if a culprit refuse to be tried by an inquest or jury (peine forte et dure), i. 215; and see (for the case of a women) Kingsford's Chronicles, p. 152. The Notes in Nichols's Britton (i. 26 and 102) should also be consulted, as well as the brief articles in N.E.D. s.v. peine. The last recorded case was in 1726

woodmen: i. 314, add; Wose, subs., OE. Wasa, satyr; cl. wodewose (Stratmann-Bradley).


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