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    1. Bed of Ease

      Reference to a Hymnal written by Christian Isaac Watts (1674-1748) titled "Am I A Soldier of The Cross." (Wikipedia online)

      "Must I be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize And sailed through bloody seas?"(Hymnal.net) Image Description

    2. Jack−sauce

      "Jack-sauce" n. Obs. a saucy or impudent fellow. (OED online)

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    3. Domestick Intelligence

      “Domestick Intelligence” refers to “Domestick Intelligence: Or News both from CIty and Country” an early local newspaper developed by Anti- Catholic, Pro-Whig publisher Benjamin Harris. In the context of this text, one in possesion of the “Domestick Intelligence” would have negative connotations placed upon him. (Wikipedia Online)

    4. a plaguy Rogue!

      A “Plaguie Rogue” in this context,is an insulting name attributed to mischievous, annoyingly playful individuals. The term “plaguie” is supposed to worsen the insult, as it suggests the individual is a carrier of the fatal bubonic plague (OED).

      “Plaguey” A. adj.

      1. Now arch. and rare. a. Of the nature of or relating to bubonic plague or any other plague-like disease; pestiferous, pestilential, pernicious. (OED online)

      “Rogue”: n. A mischievous person, esp. a child; a person whose behaviour one disapproves of but who is nonetheless likeable or attractive. Freq. as a playful term of reproof or reproach or as a term of endearment. (OED online)