ballast the contracted form of ballased or ballaced=ballasted, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, iii. 2.
135. (So in Wilkins's Miseries of Inforst Marriage,
“What riches I am ballast with are yours.”
Sig. H 2, ed. 1629.
A General Glossary to Shakespeare's Works. Alexander Dyce. Boston. Dana Estes and Company. 1904.
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