Related to Lafte: rafting, laughter


imp.1.imp. of Leave.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For as a traytour he is from hire go, And with hire lafte his yonge children two, And falsly hath betraysed hire, allas, As evere in love a chef traytour he was.
Within these "trees," the opposite pairs yonge (759) and olde (767) and lafte (762)--literally the past tense of the verb "to leave," punned here as the directional "left"--and right (765) are identified by this and that respectively.
Caffeine Count in Popular Drinks Drink Size(fl oz) Caffeine (mg) Mg per fi oz Jolt Endurance Shot 2 200 100 Monster Energy Drink 16 160 10 Redbull 8.46 80 9.5 Rockstar 16 160 10 Rockstar 2X Energy Drink 12 250 20.8 Vitamin Energy 16 150 9.4 Coffee Lafte 12 180 15 Diet Coke 12 45 3.8 Lipton Iced Tea 20 50 2.5 Note: mg = milllgrams, tl oz = fluid ounces Too much of a good thing.
Of the first pair, "He that hath lafte, / The hosiers crafte, / & falleth to makynge shone" (ll.13-15) hasn't strayed too far from his original trade in moving from stockings to shoes (n.b.), but there is a striking disparity of occupation in "The smythe that shall, / To payntyinge fall" (ll.16-17)--what the two have in common is that there is no prosperity in either case: "His thryfte is wel nygh done" (l.18).
The old man responds with an answer to their demands: "if that yow be so leef / To fynde Deeth, turne up this croked wey, / For in that grove I lafte hym, by my fey, / Under a tree, and there he wole abyde" (VI 760-63).
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