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Were a delight; and if the freshening sea
And trusted to thy billows far and near,
My task is done, my song hath ceased, my theme
Farewell ! a word that must be, and hath been-
Farewell ! with him alone may rest the pain,
· For Byron's love of the Ocean, see ‘D. J.' ii. 105–
• He could, perhaps, have passed the Hellespont,
Leander, Mr. Ekenhead, and I did.' 2 That which I have been.] However frequently Byron reverts to this fact, the world will see no declension of power from the time that he published the first canto of Childe Harold'in 1812.
3 Not in vain, gc.] The sandal-shoon, antiquated plural of shoe ; and scallop-shell, the shell which pilgrims or palmers wore in their hats as signs of their journey over the sea.
Agen. Anglo-Saxon ongean, ongen, agein.
Anlace, or unlas. A knife or dagger in Chaucer ; elsewhere, a pike.
Ared, aread, rede. Frequent in Chaucer-advise.
Beadsman. Anglo-Saxon biddian, to pray, or beg; the bidder of beads or prayers, almsmen.
Blent. An archaic strong form for blended.
Caloyer. Greek monk; modern Greek, kadoyépos, from kadós and γέρων.
Camise. Eccles. Latin, camisia; Ital. camicia ; Fr. chemise, a sbirt.
Cupote. A hooded cloak.
Centinel. Fr. sentinelle, probably from sentina, meaning the guardian of the sewer. The Spanish is centinela. Compare Scott's *Lady of the Lake,' l. xiv.:
• To centinel enchanted land.' Churl, ceorl. One of the lowest class of freemen, in Anglo-Saxon ; rusticus, or agrestis, in Latin ; rude.
Condole. "For condole with.'
Eld. Now obsolete, though root of elder. From Anglo-Saxon aeld. Old age, days of yore:
Fandango. A Spanish dance.
Fardel. French fardcau ; Old English, frequent in Wiclif's Bible ; burden.
Feere. Anglo-Saxon gefera, fare, comes, companion.
Freeres. Fratres, fra, frère, friars, brothers—chiefly of the mendicant orders.
Fytte. Song. Anglo-Saxon fittian, to sing ; canto.
Glaive. Scimitar, bill-hook. Glaif, Welsh for. bill '—common in Scott. A French word.
Hight. Past part. of Anglo-Saxon hatan, to call.
Kind. Kin, family relation ; root of king; hence generosus, its genuine meaning.
Kyrtle. Same root as curtus, short dress.
Matadore. Span. from Latin mactator, originally “killer,' the waver of the flag in the Spanish bull-fight.
Moe. Common expression in Chaucer, more.
Wassaillers. From Anglo-Saxon expression in drinking pledges - Waes hael, Be well ; revellers.
Whilome. Erewhile. Contains the adverbial suffix of seldom,' aliquando. Both whilome and seldom are A.-S. ablatives.
Wight. Anglo-Saxon wiht, creature, man.
Withouten. Without, with paragogic n.
Wittol. Anglo-Saxon witan, to know ; a man who knows his wife's shame. Marino Faliero?
• A courteous wittol, Patient, ay proud, it may be, of dishonour.' Yclad. The y is the Old English prefix for the past participle. Cf. yclept.
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