from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tribute; acknowledgment of subjection. See the quotation under repent, transitive verb, 1.
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The first was they said that he defended to pay the trewage; and for he said that he was a king; and he said him to be the Son of God.
And this time was at Rome one of the sons of the king of France, which was also sent for trewage.
Like as Jesu Christ would say: Thou I accuses me because that I defend to pay thy trewage, and thou oughtest more to thank me of that I have delivered thee from the trewage and from the servitude of Pharaoh and of Egypt; thou accusest me that I call myself King, and thou oughtest better to yield me thankings of that which I governed thee in the desert with meat royal; thou accusest me of this that I say me to be the Son of God, and thou oughtest more to thank me that I have chosen thee to be in my vineyard, and in a right good place I have planted thee.