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  • For ye wepe never but whan there is no boote Translation: Now, fie on your weeping!

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  • Goose was sold for a penny, and the Goslings freely given in to boote.

    The Decameron

  • We gaue to them our wares to boote and were thereof right glad.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • When Arthur behelde the ground so sore bebledde he was desmayed, and thenne he demed treason that his swerd was chaunged, for his swerd boote not styl [19] as it was wont to do, therefore he dredde hym sore to be dede, for euer hym seemed that the swerd in Accolons hand was

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • It filles not the hand with leaues, but fills ye head with lessons: nor would bee held in hand but had by harte to boote.

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

  • His ministers not so; and wise peopel do entertain themselfs with what I think foollish jokes a-bout a _Skotch boote_.

    Birds of Prey

  • The first night I sleepd well enough: and riseing nixt morning, I misd one linnen stockine, one halfe silke one, and one boothose, the accoustrement under a boote for one leg; neither could they be found for any search.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Fayth and you shall have my Bagg of Gold if you'le have me to boote.

    Three Hundred Years Hence

  • A pretty passage was that the coach stood of a sudden and the coachman come down and the horses stirring, he cried, Hold! which waked me, and the coach [man] standing at the boote to [do] something or other and crying,

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • A pretty passage was that the coach stood of a sudden and the coachman come down and the horses stirring, he cried, Hold! which waked me, and the coach [man] standing at the boote to [do] something or other and crying, Hold!

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 38: September 1665

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