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* Unto, So Rob. Brunne, of Stone- y Kindred. So in the Geste of Alexhenge, edit. Hearne, p. cxci. asper, M.S. p. 258.
- - hey wer men of gret parage, -In Afrik were thai compast and wrought, They fowrt n :S i - ter in ago. Geantz tille Ireland from thithen tham And haden fowrty wy 8 brought. * Courage. . * Eagerly wishes.
That is, “Giants brought them from Africa * Wholly. “ into fielań. S g c Fr. Plevine. See Du Fresne. PLEvi N.A.
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* Bridal is Saxon for the nuptial feast. So in Davie's Geste of Alex aspe R. MS. fol. 41. penes me.
He wist nouzt of this bri Dale,
In GAMELY N, or the Coke's. Tale, v.
At every Bridale he would fing and hop.
-Where and when the BRIDA le cheare
And, vi. x. 13.
The word has been applied adjectively, for
And in your city held my nuptial feast:
“Under pretence of friends and guests
haslening to light the ERIDAL lamp,
Again, fol. xxvi. b.
I am occupied everie daye, holye daye and other,
With idle tales at the Ale, and otherwhile in churches.
So Chaucer of his FREE RE, Urr. p. 87.
Male is Ale. “They feasted him, or en-
At the isoeffling, and at the Wake,
And the chief chaunters at the NALE. See more instances supr. vol. i. 60. That Al E is festival, appears from its sense in composition; as, among others, in the words Leet-ale, Lamb-ale, Whitson-ale, Clerk