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  • “Pshaw, Peterkin,” answered his principal, “thou art ever such a frampold grumbler —”

    Quentin Durward

  • Alas! the sweet woman leads an ill life with him; he’s a very jealousy man; she leads a very frampold life with him, good heart.

    Act II. Scene II. The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • "Pshaw, Peterkin," answered his principal, "thou art ever such a frampold grumbler --"

    Quentin Durward

  • II. ii.94 (236,1) [frampold] This word I have never seen elsewhere, except in Dr. Hacket's _Life of Archbishop Williams_, where a

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • Alas! the sweet woman leads an ill life with him: he's a very jealousy man: she leads a very frampold life with him, good heart.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Alas! the sweet woman leads an ill life with him; he's a very jealousy man; she leads a very frampold life with him, good heart.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Alas! the sweet woman leads an ill life with him: he’s a very jealousy man: she leads a very frampold life with him, good heart.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • A reader lights for the first time on one of these obsolete English words, as ‘frampold’, or ‘garboil’, or ‘brangle’ {198}; he is at once conscious of his ignorance; he has recourse to a glossary, of if he guesses from the context at the word’s signification, still his guess is as a guess to him, and no more.

    English Past and Present

  • Alas, the sweet woman leads an ill life with him! he’s a very jealousy man: she leads a very frampold life with him, good heart.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]

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  • Bad tempered or peevish according to NPR's Says You!.

    July 9, 2016

  • "Alas! the sweet woman leads an ill life with him;

    he's a very jealousy man; she leads a very frampold

    life with him, good heart."

    --The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Edit: Just saw this same quote in the Examples. Oops.

    June 11, 2010