Bawble


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Baw´ble


n.1.A trinket. See Bauble.
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Answer me these questions, and then perhaps I may look at your bawbles and find them ornamental.
Indeed, it is the magical lights of the horizon and the blue sky for the background which save all our works of art, which were otherwise bawbles. When the rich tax the poor with servility and obsequiousness, they should consider the effect of men reputed to be the possessors of nature, on imaginative minds.
<pre> Neytherre the gyldedde bawble thatte envyronnes the heade of Majestye noe norre honourres moste weyghtye wulde give mee halfe
Malone's argument is twofold; he claims that "gyldedde bawble" is a verbal anachronism; and second, that notions of equality were utterly unknown in the Elizabethan period whose world picture was an unperplexed chain of being.
Answer me these questions, and then perhaps I may look at your bawbles [sic] and find them ornamental.