amethystine
A purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone, used in the text to describe the colour of the sky
aorists
Form of a verb in some languages, such as Classical Greek, that expresses action without indicating its completion or continuation
armiger
A person entitled to use a coat of arms
asseverated
Declared seriously or positively; affirmed
atomy
A diminutive fairy creature
bonaroba
A courtesan
braggadocio
A person who brags or boasts
Caesura
a rest or pause, usually occurring about the middle of a verse, separating it into two parts
Carolus
A gold coin struck in the reign of King Charles I
chirurgeon
Old English word for surgeon, derived from Anglo-French cirurgien
contumely
Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolent or insulting language or treatment
culverin
A relatively simple ancestor of the musket, later a medieval cannon, adapted for use by the French in the 15th century, and by the English in the late 16th century
cynosure
Cynosura is nymph in Greek mythology
escutcheon
A shield or shield shaped emblem,displaying a coat of arms
fal-lal
A bit of finery; a showy article of dress
gallipot
A small pot or jar of glazed earthenware, used partiuclarly by druggists as a container for medicine
malfeasance
Hostile, aggressive action taken to injure a client's interests, used in relation to contract law
melliflous
Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear
osculation
The act of kissing
parricide
The act of murdering one's father
peruke
A man's wig, introduced to England from France when Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660, following a lengthy exile in France
popinjay
A person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter
sagacity
Wisdom, intelligence, good judgement
similitude
Similarity; resemblance; one closely resembling another; a counterpart
suttler
A civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field, in camp or in quarters
videlict
That is; namely. Used to introduce examples or lists