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Wives, III. v. 25; Much Ado, I. | Edict, I. i. 161, e-dict here and 2
ii. 23; Two Gen. of Ver., V. iv.

Hen. VI, III. ii. 281.
Egeus, I. i. 27, trisyllable, E-gé-us.
Eight and sixe (six), III. i. 24,
in alternate verses of eight and
six syllables.


Curst, III. ii. 314, shrewish; Tam.
of Shr., I. i. 185, I. ii. 72, 129,
II. i. 189, etc.; Ven. & Ad.,
187; Lear, II. i. 77; Much Ado,
II. i. 21.

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Dewlop (dewlap), II. i. 50, loose
skin hanging from the throat;
usually used only of cattle, as in
'dew-lapt,' IV. i. 136.
Discharge, I. ii. 89, IV. ii. 9, per-
form; Temp., III. i. 26; Cor.,
III. ii. 130.

Disfigure, I. i. 58, destroy.
Disfigure, III. i. 60, a blunder for
figure,' represent.
Dissention, II. i. 120, dis-sén-ti-on.
Distemperature, II. i. 110, disorder

of the elements.

Do observance to, I. i. 177, observe
the rites of.

Dotage, IV. i. 55, doting affection.
Dotes, I. i. 239, probably an in-
stance of interpolation of's,'
which occurs frequently in IF.
Double tongue, II. ii. 11, forked
Dowager, I. i. 8, a widow receiv-
ing dower out of the heir's reve-


Drawne (drawn), III. ii. 423, with
drawn sword.

Enforced, III. i. 208, violated;
Tit. And., V. iii. 38; Cymb.,
IV. i. 18.

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Ever, I. i. 160, always; Hen. VIII,
V. i. 163.

Evermore, III. ii. 322, always.
Exposition, IV. i. 45, blunder for
Extort, III. ii. 165, take away.
Extremitie (extremity), III. ii. 4,
the utmost; Ham., III. ii. 190;
Rich. III, I. i. 69; Jul. Cæs.,
II. i. 34.

Eye melodie, I. i. 200, 201,
melodie should probably be pro-
nounced to rhyme with eye (H.
H. Furness).

Eyne, I. i. 256, sometimes written
a plural analogous to
'oxen,' 'shoon,' 'children.'

Faint, I. i. 228, pale.
Faire (fair), I. i. 194, beauty; II.
i. 207, kindly.

Fall, V. i. 151, let fall, drop;
Temp., II. i. 326; Tro. & Cres.,
I. iii. 393-4.

Fancy, I. 1. 165, IV. i. 181, love;
Tw. Night, I. i. 18.
Fancy free (fancy-free), II. i. 170,
free from the power of love.
Fancy sicke (fancy-sick), III. ii.
99, love-sick.

Favor, I. i. 198, features; As You,

IV. iii. 91; Macb., I. v. 82.
Favors, II. i. 11, love-tokens.
Fell, V. i. 237, fierce; Tw. Night,
I. i. 27.

Fellow, IV. i. 38, match, equal;
Temp., II. i. 302, III. i. 101;
Jul. Cæs., III. i. 72.
Figure, I. i. 251, typify.

Government, V. i. 131, in tune, un<
der control.

Grace, II. ii. 95, (1) favor, or (2)
good fortune, happiness; Meas.
for Meas., I. iv. 75.

Fire, III. i. 113, will-of-the-wisp.
Flew'd flewed), IV. i. 134, having
an overhanging upper lip.
Floods, II. i. 107, waters.
Flout, II. ii. 134, mock at.
Fond, II. ii. 93, foolish; Meas.
for Meas., V. i. 129; Cor., IV. i.
31; Jul. Cæs., III. i. 48.
Fond on, II. i. 276, doting on, fond

Great chamber, III. i. 56-7, state

Griffin, II. i. 240; mentioned only
here and 1 Hen. IV, III. i. 164.
Grim lookt (grim-look'd), V. i.

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Gentles, V. i. 136, 423, used as
familiar address, especially to an
audience; Mer. Wives, III. ii.
80, etc.

Give me your hands, V. i. 431,
applaud by clapping. See Temp.,
V. epil. 12.
Glance at, II. i. 79, hint at; Jul.
Cæs., I. ii. 333..
Gleeke (gleek), III. i. 152, talk
ironically; Hen. V, V. i. 93.
Go, I. i. 132, here used, as com-
monly in Sh., for 'come'; Tam.
of Shr., IV. v. 9; Oth., I. i. 197.
Go about, IV. i. 211, attempt.
Good-sooth (good sooth), II. ii. 135,
in truth, indeed.
Gossips bole (gossip's bowl), II. á.
47, originally a christening-cup,
then the drink prepared for the
feast, made of ale, spice, sugar,
and roasted crabapples.

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105, men as distinguished from | Lacht (latch'd), III. ii. 38, moist.
fairies, who were considered mor- ened, anointed, dripped in.
tal, though not human.
League, III. ii. 394, compact,


Imagining, V. i. 22; use of parti-
ciple without a noun gives it al-
most the force of a preposition,
as our 'concerning,' 'respecting.'
Imbrue, V. i. 339, stain with blood;


Leave the figure, I. i. 59, to allow
the figure to remain as it is.
Leviathan, II. i. 180.

2 Hen. IV, II. iv. 189.
Immediately, I. i. 53, directly.
Impeach, II. i. 222, bring into ques-Limander, V. i. 209, blunder for
tion; Mer. of Ven., III. ii. 280,
III. iii. 29; Rich. II, I. i. 177.
In, II. i. 89, on.
Incorporate, III. ii. 215, made one
body; Jul. Cæs., I. iii. 150.
Increase, II. i. 118, products;
Temp., IV. i. 119; Cor., III. iii.


Injurious, III. ii. 202, insulting;
2 Hen. VI, I. iv. 60; Cor., III. iii.


Intend, III. ii. 351, pretend;
Much Ado, II. ii. 33; Tam. of
Shr., IV. i. 199; Rich. III, III.

V. II.

Intend you stay, II. i. 143; prepo-

sition before infinitive frequently
omitted in Sh. It represents the
transition from the Early English
infinitive ending in 'en' to the
present form prefixed by 'to.'
It, II. i. 178, ungrammatical, as it
refers to man or woman in the
previous line.

Jugler (juggler), III. ii. 295,
Juvenall (juvenal), III. i. 97, ju-
venile, youth; Love's Lab., I. ii.
9, III. i. 68; 2 Hen. IV, I. ii.


Leave, II. i. 205, give up; Two
Gen. of Ver., IV. iv. 74; Mer.
of Ven., V. i. 192; Ham., III. iv.

Kinde (kind), I. i. 63, respect;
Two Gen. of Ver., III. ii. 58;
Mer. Wives, III. iii. 194.
Knackes (knacks), I. i. 42, knick-
knacks; Tam. of Shr., IV. iii.
75; Wint. Tale, IV. iv. 377.
Knot-grasse (grass), III. ii. 346,
was formerly believed to have
power to check the growth of
children. See note, p. 146.
Know, I. i. 77, ask (your youth),
consider (your youth).


Lingers, I. i. 7, makes to linger.
Loadstarres (lode-stars), I. i. 195,
the leading star, polar star; Lu-
crece, 179.
Lob, II. i. 15, buffoon, clown.
Loffe, II. i. 55, a rustic sounding
of laugh.'

Lordship, whose, etc., I. i. 90, the
control of him, to whose, etc.
Lose, I. i. 123, forget; Ham., III.

ii. 216.

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Me, III. ii. 442, for myself,' as | Neeze, II. i. 56, sneeze.
often in Early English and Eliza- Never so, III. ii. 471, used where
we commonly use ever.'
Newts, II. ii. 13, kind of lizard;
Macb., IV. i. 16.

Night-rule, III. ii. 7, either night
conduct, or night 'revel' from the
old spelling 'reuel.'

Ninus, V. i. 147, ne-nus, the sup-
posed founder of Nineveh, hus-
band of Semiramis, Queen of

Meanes (means), V. i. 325, moans.
Meare-maide (mermaid), II. i.
155, siren, as often in Sh.; Ven.
& Ad., 429, 777; Lucrece, 141.
Mew'd, I. i. 80, shut up; Rich.
III, Í. i. 40, 140.
Middle Summers

spring, II. ii. 86, the beginning
of midsummer.

Might, II. i. 167, used in the sense
of 'was able,' 'could.'

Mimmick (mimic), III. ii. 21,


Minding, V. i. 121, intending; 3
Hen. VI, IV. i. 121.
Minimus, III. ii. 346, tiny creature.
Misgraffed, I. i. 147, grafted on a
wrong tree; used by Sh. nowhere
else, though 'graff occurs in As
You, III. ii. 117. 'Graffed' is
the regular past tense; 'grafted'
is corrupt.
Mispri'sd (mispris'd) mood, III.
ii. 77, mistaken fancy.
Misprision, III. ii. 93, mistake;

Much Ado, IV. i. 193.
Mornings (morning's) love, III.
ii. 410, Cephalus, Aurora's lover.
Mouth, IV. i. 137, sound.
Mouz'd (moused), V. i. 280, torn
in pieces, as a mouse worried by
a cat; John, II. i. 378.
Murrion, II. i. 101, infected with
murrain; nowhere else in Sh. as

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Noble respect, V. i. 98, high-minded

Nole, III. ii. 19, noddle, head.
Nor I cannot, II. i. 209; the use
of the double negative for em-
phasis is common in Early Eng-


Nought (naught), IV. ii.
wicked, worthless; Rich. III, Ï.
i. 96-100.

Obscenely, I. ii. 103, a blunder of
Bottom's. See note, p. 114.
Observation, IV. i. 118, observance
of May-day.

Oes, III. ii. 195, orbs; used by Sh.
for anything round; Love's Lab.,
V. ii. 47; Hen. V, prol. 14; Ant.
& Cleo., V. ii. 8.

Of, II. ii. 140, 141, by; III. i. 42,
V. i. 238, on; I. i. 245, follows
verbal noun.

Of all loves, II. ii. 160, for love's sake.
Of all the rest, V. i. 256, as com-
pared with all the rest.
Orange tawnie (orange-tawny), I.
ii. 90
dark yellow.

Orbs, II. i. 7, rings where the grass
grows richly, called 'fairy' grass.
Ore shooes in bloud (o'er shoes in
blood), III. ii. 51. See Macb.,
III. iv. 167, 168.
Originall (original), II. i. 121,
originators; used by Sh. only
here and 2 Hen. IV, I. ii. 110;
nowhere as adjective.
Other, IV. i. 74, others.
Othersome (other some), I. i. 240,
some others; the phrase means
'how much happier some are
than others.'

Neafe (neaf), IV. i. 22, fist; only
here and 2 Hen. IV, II. iv. 179.
Neerely that concernes (nearly that

Ounce, II. ii. 32, wild cat.

concerns), I. i. 135, adverb trans-Over-beare (overbear), IV. i. 197,
posed for the sake of emphasis.


Owe, II. ii. 83, own, possess; Temp.,
I. ii. 471, III. i. 56; Cor., III.
ii. 157.
Oxslips, II. i. 260, a kind of cow-
slip; used only here and Wint.
Tale, IV. iv. 145.

Pageant, III. ii. 118, show, exhibi-
tion; Love's Lab., V. i. 108;
As You, III. iv. 5.
Palpable grosse (palpable-gross),
V. i. 359, palpably gross, stupid.
Pap, V. i. 304, breast; pronounced

Pard, II. ii. 33, leopard; Temp.,
IV. i. 289; As You, II. vii. 161;
Tro. & Cres., III. ii.
Parlous, III. i. 14, perilous, hence
excessive, wonderful; As You,
III. ii. 43; Rich. III, II. iv. 39.
Parts, III. ii. 158, qualities.
Passing fell, II. i. 19, exceedingly


Pat, pat, III. i. 4, V. i. 200, ex-
actly; Hen. VIÏI, II. iii. 104;
Lear, I. ii. 131.
Patch'd (patched), IV. i. 229, mot-
ley, wearing a coat of various

Patches, III. ii. 11, clowns, fools;
Mer. of Ven., II. v. 49; Macb.,
V. iii. 20.
Patience, IV. i. 66, pat-i-ence.
Pensioners, II. i. 9, retainers; used
only here and Mer. Wives, II.
ii. 77.
Perforce, II. i. 25, by force; III.
i. 147, of necessity; Errors, IV.
iii. 95; John, III. i. 150.
Periods, V. i. 103, full stops; Ant.
& Cleo., IV. ii. 36, IV. xiv. 130.
Pert, I. i. 17, lively; used only here

and Love's Lab., V. ii. 305.
Phibbus, I. ii. 34, Phoebus.
Philostrate, I. i. 15 (V. i. 44 in

Quartos), Phil'o-strate.
Plainsong (plain-song), III. i. 137,
a simple melody without har-
mony; Hen. V, III. ii. 5; Hen.
VIII, I. iii. 58.
Possest (possess'd), I. i. 109, own-
ing property.
Preferred, IV. ii. 38, submitted for
approval; Jul. Cæs., III. i. 36.
Preposterously, III. ii. 125, per-


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