swain (n.) Old form(s): Swaine
man, youth, young fellow
AYL II.iv.86[Corin to Rosalind as Ganymede, of Silvius] That young swain that you saw here
WT IV.iv.168[disguised Polixenes to Shepherd, of Florizel] what fair swain is this / Which dances with your daughter?
WT IV.iv.363[disguised Polixenes to Florizel] How prettily the young swain seems to wash / The hand was fair before!
WT IV.iv.388.2[disguised Polixenes to Florizel] Soft, swain, awhile, beseech you
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