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The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd


by Sir Walter Ralegh

The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd: Renaissance Vocabulary for $1600 True or False

1. This term is an outdated word for skirt. -> What is "kirtle"?
2. This word means "bold, impudent behavior," but it can also refer to the contents of the liver. -> What is "persnickety"?
3. This Greek goddess was turned into a bird. -> Who is Philomel?
4. "Wanton fields" might best be described as _____. -> What is "dreamy"?
5. This word is defined as "lack of good sense, foolishness." -> What is "jeopardy"?