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wake to hold a late revel: “The king doth wake to-night,” HAMLET, i. 4. 8. (So, in poets of a much earlier date, we find the words watch and watching employed as equivalent to “debauch at night:” “Hatefull of harte he was to sobernes,
Cherishyng surfetes, watche, and glotony,”
Lydgate's Fall of Prynces, B. ii. fol. L. ed. Wayland;
“Withdraw your hand fro riotous watchyng.”
Id. B. ix. fol. xxxi. verso;
“His hede was heuy for watchynge ouer nyghte.”
Skelton's Bowge of Courte, Works, vol. i. p. 43, ed. Dyce; so, too, in a tract of later date than Hamlet, “Late watchings in Taverns will wrinckle that face.” The Wandering Jew, 1640, sig. D. )

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