wassail (n.) Old form(s): Vassailes, Wassell, Wassels
drinking-party, carousal, revels
2H4 I.ii.160[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice, of himself] A wassail candle, my lord, all tallow
AC I.iv.56[Caesar as if to Antony] Leave thy lascivious wassails
Ham I.iv.9[Hamlet to Horatio] The King doth wake tonight and takes his rouse, / Keeps wassail [Q1,Q2; F wassels]
LLL V.ii.318[Berowne to all, of Boyet] He is wit's pedlar, and retails his wares / At wakes and wassails
Mac I.vii.64[Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, of the King] his two chamberlains / Will I with wine and wassail so convince / That memory ... / Shall be a-fume
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