Does nature, even in my octogenarian carcase, run too strong that I must be still a bawler and a brawler and a treader upon corns?
The Bishop plays high society for her, and the bawler looks after the mob.
mid-15c., "to howl like a dog," from Old Norse baula "to low like a cow," and/or Medieval Latin baulare "to bark like a dog," both echoic. Meaning "to shout loudly" attested from 1590s. To bawl (someone) out "reprimand loudly" is 1908, American English. Related: Bawled; bawling.