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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.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • And this time was at Rome one of the sons of the king of France, which was also sent for trewage.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • 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.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1


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