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Jew

1. a member of the Semitic people who are notionally descended from the ancient Israelites, are spread throughout the world, and are linked by loose cultural or religious ties
2. a person whose religion is Judaism
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a forelorne people scattered and dispersed like the Jewes to this daie" (Cenival and Brissac 3:41).
The cosmopolite and tolerant nature of the society is also covered in this popular work: "[t]he whole trade of merchandise for the most part is in hands of Jewes, or Christians of Europe, Epidaurians, Venetians, Frenchmen and Englishmen" (42) among many other "admirable" qualities narrated in the book.
The Jewes in their beds, and offices of ease, Plac't North and South, for these cleane purposes; That man's uncomely froth might not molest God's wayes and walks, which lie still East and West.
Fyrst here I shewe ye of a holy Jewes shepe A bone--I pray you take good kepe To my wordes and marke them well: Yf any of your bestes belyes do swell, Dyppe this bone in the water that he dothe take Into his body, and the swellynge shall slake.
A small sample of the trade list entries includes: '3 bone combes ix Jewes harps', priced at Is.
Whereas the Jewes keep close to the Old Testament, and to the Law contained therein, which is holy, just and good.
I seye that in a wardrobe they hym threwe privy Where as thise Jewes purgen hire entraille (VII: 570-573).
And the boy winds up in a privy wherein "thise Jewes purgen hire entraille" (VII 573).
Rather surprisingly, one of the deceitful Pardoner's holy relics has Jewish provenance: "a sholder-boon/Which that was of an hooly Jewes sheep," which may (or may not) have been used to practice scrapulamancy.
Let them be heretikes, Turks, Jewes, or whatsoever it apperteynes not to the earthly power to punish them in the least measure.
That all such Jewes which have not already embraced the Russian Religion shall be dismissed without ransome.