from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tripping about in the night.
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To effect such a change, however, of the first-born sons of Northumberland and Bolinbroke, an extent of power and skill must have been in requisition far beyond what their warmest advocates are wont to assign to those "night-tripping" personages.
That fome night-tripping fairy had exchang'd In cradlercloths our children where they lay.