Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The remenant of the tale is long ynough. The remainder of the tale is long enough.
Tusser advised the good housewife that she should give her servants enough food but that luxuries should be avoided: 'Give servant no dainties, but give ynough, too many chaps walking, do beggar the plough.
Syn thi desir al holly hastow had, So that, by right, it oughte ynough suffise?
wisdom to support its own arguments and validate what has endured, while simultaneously mocking its antagonists for their unsophisticated recourse to such adages: portraying reformers as simpleminded for claiming "many a shrewde brayne among vs that can perceyue chalke fro chese well ynough." (21) More's lampoon of reformers is however accurate in attributing to them a fondness for proverbial wisdom: John Bon concludes Luke Shepherd's eucharistic satire John B011 and Mast Person (c.
(82.) "And whan Geffray vnderstode it / he was almoost mad for angre / and sayd in this manere / how deuyl hadde not my fader and my moder ynough for to entreteyne and kepe thestate of Froymonde my brother / and hym to haue maryed some noble lady of the lande and not to haue made hym a monke / by god omnypotent these flaterers monkes shall repent them therof /" (frag.
No mary quod he that wote I wel ynough. But what & he cal it an horn, wher am I then?
The term was then used to describe the kind of writer who turned out trashy books.n 1533, the statesman Thomas More observed that, 'of newe booke makers, there are now moe then ynough'.
As in Gentillet's account of Caracalla, wherein he is "audacious ynough" and all too "readie" to listen, (45) flatterers play a key role, but one subordinate to nature, which makes Rollo apt not only to heed bad advice but also to act on it.
Stockwood had various targets: he bitterly attacked plays and other entertainments, (10) and was deeply scandalized by what he termed the most wicked assertion of the vnpure Atheiste Machiavel, who shameth not in most vngodly manner to teach, that princes need make no accounte of godlynesse and true religion, but onely to make an outwarde shewe of it: for that (sayth he) is ynough, albeit in minde they abhorre it.
(27) He says in 'Of Amasons and warlike Women', 'my purpose is not too farre to effeminate men, nor too much to embolden women: since the most valiant man that is, is timerous ynough, and the modestest woman that is may bee made sufficiently bold'.
And with what Ross suggests may be a third meaning related to "Tale," the Shipman concludes with "God us sende / Taillynge ynough unto oure lyves ende" (433-34).