Happy birthday, camstone! And in honor of the Explosive Celtic Fox, here's today's surprisingly appropriate Forgotten English!
Uneasy; vexatious; quarrelsome.
--John Phin's Shakespeare Cyclopædia and Glossary, 1902
The term occurs variously spelt in many old authors, and sometimes appears to be equivalent to fiery, nettlesome, saucy.
--James Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855
Death of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), American poet, essayist, and philosopher. When his Aunt Louisa asked him, shortly before he died, whether he had made peace with God, he replied in typically ironic fashion, "I didn't know we had ever quarreled." In Walden, Thoreau criticized one of the Seven Wonders of the World: "As for the Pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs."