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It has been found convenient to arrange the references under two heads. The First Index is for the most part Glossarial, but it also refers to explanations which are more diffuse in their character. The words which are in Italic are those which may be explained briefly, and often by the addition of another word, approaching to a synonyme, which gives the sense. The words in Roman, principally referring to objects, customs, and ancient and proverbial erpressions, require a more lengthened explanation, which will be found under the passages referred to, either in a foot-note (designated by n) or an illustration (designated by ;). The Second INDEx is of the DRAMAtis Person E, showing the names of the Characters which occur in each Play, and the particular Act and Scene in which each appears. The references are not made to Volume and Page, but to PLAY, Act and Scene. The Poems are referred to by their titles. All the references are abridged as follows:—

G. V. Two Gentlemen of Verona. R. T. King Richard III.
L. L. L. Love's Labour's Lost. H. E. King Henry VIII.
M. W. Merry Wives of Windsor. R. J. Romeo and Juliet.
C. E. Comedy of Errors. H. Hamlet.
T. S. Taming of the Shrew. Cy. Cymbeline.
M. N. D. A Midsummer Night's Dream. O. Othello.
M. W. The Merchant of Venice. T. Ath. Timon of Athens.
A. W. All 's Well that Ends Well. L. King Lear.
M. A. Much Ado about Nothing. M. Macbeth.
T. N. Twelfth Night. T. C. Troilus and Cressida.
A. L. As You Like It. Cor. Coriolanus.
M. M. Measure for Measure. J. C. Julius Caesar.
W. T. A Winter's Tale. A. C. Antony and Cleopatra.
T. Tempest. W. A. Venus and Adonis.
J. King John. Luc. Lucrece.
R. S. King Richard II. So. Sonnets.
H. 4, F. P. King Henry IV., Part I. L. C. A Lover's Complaint.
H. 4, S. P. King Henry IV., Part II. P. P. The Passionate Pilgrim.
H. F. King Henry V. T. And. Titus Andronicus.
H. 6, F. P. King Henry VI., Part I. P. Pericles.
H. 6, S. P. King Henry VI., Part II. T. N. K. Two Noble Kinsmen.
H. 6, T. P. King Henry VI., Part III.

These two Indexes comprise all that are properly references to the works of Shakspere. A word, or a sentence, is desired to be referred to, when the passage in which it occurs requires explanation. In the foot-notes, or the illustrations, such explanation is to be found, the Index citing the passage to which reference is made; and thus showing, at one view, how words are employed in peculiar senses, either varying or alike in distinct plays. In like manner the name of a character is to be found, in connexion with the act and scene of each play. But it is obvious that a large portion of the Commentary of this edition—that which is comprised in the Introductory and Supplementary Notices, and in the Historical Illustrations—is thus excluded from the Index;-and this exclusion is rendered necessary, partly from the great extent to which the references would run, even if they were confined to names of persons and books; and partly from the extreme difficulty of digesting into the form of an index those matters which are purely critical and speculative.

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A—he. M.A. iii. 3, n (and in many other passages).
How if a will not stand 7
Abhor, technical use of the word. H. E. ii. 4, n.
I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul
Refuse you for my judge.
Abhorred—disgusted. H. v. 1, n.
And now how abhorred my imagination is
Abide (v.)—sojourn. W. T. iv. 2, n.
There's no virtue whipped out of the court;
they cherish it to make it stay there; and yet it
will no more but abide.
Abraham Cupid. R. J. ii. 1, n.
Young Abraham Cupid, he that shot so trim
When king Cophetua lov'd the beggar-maid.
Abridgement—pastime. M. N. D. v. 1, n.
Say, what abridgement have you for this evening?
Abroad—not at hand—far off. Cy. iii. 5, n.
Your means abroad,
You have me rich.
Absey-book—A B C book. J. i. 1, n.
And then comes answer like an Absey-book.
Abstract. A. C. iii. 6, n.
Being an abstract 'tween his lust and him.
Aby (v.)—suffer for. M. N. D. iii. 2, n.
hou shalt aby it.
Accept—consent to certain articles of a treaty. H. F.
v. 2, n.
We will, suddenly,
Pass our accept and peremptory answer.
Accommodation. H. 4, S. P. iii. 2, i.
A soldier-like word.
According to the trick—according to the fashion of
banter and exaggeration. M. M. v. 1, n.
I spoke it but according to the trick.
Achievement. H. F. iii. 5, n.
He'll drop his heart into the sink of fear,
And, for achierement, offer us his ransom.
Achieves her goodness. A. W. i. 1, n.
She derives her honesty, and achieves her good-
Achilles and Hector. T. C. iii. 3. i.
I have a woman's longing,
An appetite that I am sick withal,
To see great Hector in his weeds of peace.
‘Accidence of Armourie,' passage from. H. v. 1, i.
Was he agentleman 2
Acknown. O. iii. 3, n.
Be not achnown on 't.
Acquaintance—used in the singular as a noun of
multitude. O. ii. 1, n.
How does my old acquaintance of this isle?
Acquaint you ...}}. perfect spy-inform yourselves
with a most careful inquiry. M. iii. 1, n.
Acquaint you with the perfect spy o' the time,
The moment on 't.
Actaeon, story of. T. N. i. 1, i.
And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,
E’er since pursue me.
Actors, profits of. H. iii. 2, i.
A fellowship in a cry of players.
Acture—action. L. C. n.
Are errors of the blood, none of the mind ;
Love made them not; with acture they may be,
Where neither party is nor true nor kind.
Addition. L. ii. 2, n.
One whom I will beat into clamorous whining,
if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.
Address' d-prepared. A. L. v. 4, n.
Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day
Men of great worth resorted to this forest,
Address'd a mighty power.
Address'd—prepared. so. S. P. iv. 4, n.
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Address'd—prepared. Luc. n.
At length address'd to answer his desire.
Address'd—ready. J. C. iii. l. n.
He is address'd; press near and second him.
Addrest—ready. M. N. D. v. 1, n.
So please your grace, the prologue is addrest.
Adriatic. T. S. i. 2 i.
Were she as rough
As are the swelling Adriatic seas.
Advantage—used as a verb. H. F. iv. 1, n.
Whose hours the peasant best advantages.
Advertisements. M.A. i. 1, i.
He set up his bills.
Adrice—government, municipal or civil. Luc. n.
Adrice is sporting while infection breeds.
Advisedly—attentively. , Luc. n.
The picture she adrisedly perus'd.
Afar aff—in a remote degree. W. T. ii. 1, n.
He who shall speak for her is asar off guilty
But that he speaks.
Affect (v.)—incline towards; metaphorically, love.
L. L. L. i. 2, n.
I do off; the very ground.
Affect the letter—affect alliteration. L. L. L. iv. 2, n.
I will something affect the letter, for it argues
Affect a sorrow, than to have. A. W. i. 1, n.
Let it be rather thought you affect a sorrow,
than to hate.
Affection—assectation. L. L. L. v. 1, n.
Witty without affection.
Affection—imagination. W. T. i. 2, n.
Affection thy intention stabs the centre.
Affection—master of passion. M. V. iv. 1, n.
For affection,
Master of passion, sways it to the mood
Of what it likes, or loathes.
Affectioned—affected. T. N. ii. 3. n.
An affectioned ass, that cons state without book.
Afteer'd. M. iv. 3, n.
Great tyranny, lay thou thy basis sure,
For goodness dares not check thee! wear thou
thy wrongs,
The title is affeerod.
Affront—encounter. Cy. v. 3, n.
There was a fourth man, in a silly habit,
That gave the affront with them."
Affront (v.)—encounter, confront. H. iii. 1, n.
That he, as 't were by accident, may here

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Unto the daughter of a worthless king. Against your sacred person—aught against your sacred person. H. E. ii. 4, n. If, in the course And process of this time, you can report, And prove it too, against mine honour aught, My bond to wedlock, or my love and duty, Against your sacred person, in God's name, Turn me away. Agate. M. A. iii. 1, n. An agate very vilely cut. Agate. H. 4, S. P. i. 2, n. I was never manned with an agate till now. Age's steepy might. So. lxiii. n. When his youthful morn Hath travell'd on to sige's steepy night. Age—seniority. T. And, i. 1, n. Then let my father's honours live in me, Nor wrong mine age with this indignity. Aglet-baby. T. S. i. 2, n. Marry him to a puppet, or an aglet baby.

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Andirons. Cy. ii. 4. i. Her andirons
(I had forgot them) were two winking Cupids.
Andren—H. E. i. 1, n.
Met in the vale of Andren.
Andrew—name of a ship. M. V. i. 1, n.
And see my wealthy Andrete dock'd in sand.
Angel on English coins. M. V. ii. 7, i.
A coin that bears the figure of an angel.
Angel—coin. H. 4, S. P. i. 2, n.
Your ill angel is light.
Angel—bird. T. N. K. i. 1, n.
Not an angel of the air,
Bird melodious, or bird fair,
Be absent there.
Angerly—angrily. G. V. i. 2, n.
How angerly I taught my brow to frown.
Angle-gull. T. S. iv. 2, n.
But at last I spied
An ancient angle coming down the hill.
Answer—statement of objections to certain articles
of a treaty. H. F. v. 2, n.
We will, suddenly,
Pass our accept and peremptory answer.
Answer me declin'd. A. C. iii. 11, n.
I dare him therefore
To lay his gay comparisons apart,
And answer me declin'd.
Anthropophagi and headless men. O. i. 3, i.
The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders.
Antipathies. M. V. iv. 1, i.
Some men there are, &c.
Antony, from North's Plutarch.' . J. C. ii. 1, i.
Let Antony and Caesar fall together.
Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus, conference of.-
from North’s ‘Plutarch." J. C. iv. 1, i.
These many then shall die.
Antony and Cleopatra, amusements of, - from
North's Plutarch.' A. C. i \, i.
To-night we'll wander through the streets, &c.
Antony and Octavia, marriage of, from North's
• Plutarch.” A. C. ii. 2, i.
Thou hast a sister by the mother's side.
Antony's cook, from North's Plutarch.”
ii. 2, i.
Eight wild boars roasted whole at a breakfast.
Antony and Cleopatra, first meeting of, - from
North's “Plutarch.” A C. ii. 2, i.
When she first met Mark Antony, &c.
Antony's angling, from North's "Plutarch. A. C.
ii. 5, i. *T was merry when
You wager'd on your angling, &c.
Antony, Caesar, and Pompey, meetings of.--from
North's “Plutarch.” A. C. ii. 6, i.
Your hostages I have, so have you mine, &c.
Antony and Cleopatra at Alexandria, from North's
• Plutarch." A. C. iii. 6, i.
I the market-place, on a tribunal silver'd,
Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold
Were publicly enthron'd.
Antony's preparations for battle, – from North's
- o A. C. iii. 7, i.
O noble emperor, do not fight by sea.
Antony's reception of Caesar's messenger, from
North's “Plutarch.” A. C. iii. 11, i.
A messenger from Caesar.
Antony's chaisenge to Caesar, from North’s “Plu-
tarch.' A. C. iv. 1, i.
Let the old ruffian know,
I have many other ways to die, &c.
Antony's speech to his servants, from North's
* Plutarch.” A. C. iv. 2, i.
Call forth my household servants.
Antony, desertion of, by the god Hercules, from
North's “Plutarch.” A. C. iv. 3, i.
Peace, what noise f
Antony, defeat of, from North's “Plutarch. A. C.
iv. 10, i.
This foul Egyptian hath betrayed me.
Antony's last speech to Cleopatra, and death,
from North's Plutarch.” A. C. iv. 13, i.
O Charmian, I will never go from hence.
Ape—expression of kindly familiarity applied to a
young man. R. J. ii. 1, n.

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The ape is dead, and I must conjure him. Ape-bearer. W. T. iv. 2, i. An ape-bearer, Apostle-spoons. H. E. v. 2, i. You'd spare your spoons. Apothecary, Romeo's description of. R. J. v. 1, i. I do remember an apothecary. Apparel, fashions of. M. A. ii. 3, i. Carving the fashion of a new doublet. Appay d-satisfied, pleased. Luc. n. But sin ne'er gives a fee, He gratis comes; and thou art well appay'd As well to hear as grant what he hath said. Apperil. T. Ath. i. 2, . Let me stay at thine apperil, Timon. Apprehension—opinion. H. 6, F. P. ii. 4, n. To scourge you for this appreh nsion. Approbation—probation. M. M. i. 3, n. This day my sister should the cloister enter, And there receive her approbation. Approbatim—proof. W. T. ii. 1, n. Which was as gross as ever touch'd conjecture, That lack'd sight only, nought for approbation. Approre our eyes—confirm what we have seen. H. i. l. n. That, if again the apparition come, He may approre our eyes, and speak to it. Appror'd—proved. G. V. v. 4, n. Q, 'tis the curse in love, and still appror'd, When women cannot love, where they're belov’d. Apricocks—apricots. R. S. iii. 4. n. Go, bind thou up yon dangling apricocks. April day—spring time of life. T. Ath. iv. 3, n. She, whom the spital house and ulcerous sores Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices To the April-day again. Are arms—which are arms. P. i. 2, n. From whence an issue I might propagate, Are arms to Argosy—ship. T. S. ii. 1, n. Besides an argosy That now is lying in Marseilles road. Argument—conversation. M. A. iii. 1, n. For shape, for bearing, argument, and valour. Argument—subject-matter. A. L. iii. 1, n. I should not seek an absent argument Of my revenge, thou present. Arm him—Take him in your arms. Come, arm him. Arm gaunt. A. C. i. 5, n. And soberly did mount an arm-gaunt steed. Arm your prize—offer your arm to the lady you have won. . N. K. v. 3, n. Arm your prize: I know you will not lose her. Aroint thee, explanation of. L. iii. 4, i. Aroint thee, witch, aroint thee. Aroint. M. i. 3. m. See L. iii. 4, i. "Aroint thee, witch; the rump fed romyon cries. A-rou’—one after the other. C. E. v. 1, n. Beaten the maids a-row, and bound the doctor. Arras. H. 4. F. P. ii. 4, i. Go hide thee behind the arras. Arrest before judgment. C. E. iv. 2, i. One that, before the judgment, carries poor souls to hell. Arrive the—arrive at the. J. C. i. 2, n. But ere we could arrive the point propos'd. Arthur's show. II.4, S. P. iii. 2, i. I remember at Mile end green (when I lay at onent. inn), I was then sir Dagonet at Arthur's sa.o. Articulated—exhibited in articles. H. 4, F. P. v. 1, n. These things, indeed, you have articulated, Proclaim'd at market-crosses. Artificial strife—contest of art with nature, T. Ath. i. 1, n. Artificial strife Lives in these touches, livelier than life. Arundel, escape of Thomas son of the earl of. R. S. ii. 1, i. The son of Richard, earl of Arundel, That late broke from the duke of Exeter. As bid—as to bid. J. iv. 2, n.

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Or turn'd an eye of doubt upon my face, As bid me tell my tale in express words. As how—with a train of circumstances. A. L. iv. 3, n. Tears our recountments had most kindly bath'd, As how I came into that desert place. As our good wills. Cor. ii. 1, n. It shall be to him then, as our good wills; A sure destruction. Ask of—ask for. M. W. i. 2, n. Ask of doctor Caius' house. Aspersion—sprinkling. J. iv. 1, n. No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall To make this contract grow. Assay of the deer. J. ii. 2, i. And, like a jolly troop of huntsmen, come Our lusty English, all with purpled hands. Assinego—ass. J. C. ii. 1, n. An assinego may tutor thee. Association of ideas, Mr. Whiter's theory of. R. J. i. 3, 1. Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face. Assum'd this age—put on these appearances of age. Cy. v. 5, n. He it is that hath Assum'd this age. Assured—affianced. C. E. iii. 2, n. I was assured to her. Assur’d—affianced. J., ii. 2, n. That I did so, when I was first nssur'd. Astomished him—stunned him with the blow. H. F. v. 1, n. Enough, captain; you have astonished him. Astringer–falconer. A. W. v. 1, i. Enter a gentle Astringer. At each. L. iv. 6, n. Ten masts at each make not the altitude Which thou hast perpendicularly fell. At liberty—of his own unrestrained will. F. l’. v. 2, n. Never did I hear Of any prince so wild at liberty. Atone together - unite. A. L. v. 4, n. Then is there mirth in heaven, When earthly things made even Atome together. Atone you—make you in concord. R. S. i. 1, n. Since we cannot atone you, you shall see Justice design the victor's chivalry. Atone (v.)—to make at one. Cy. i. 5, n. I was glad I did atome my countryman and you. Atone (v.)—be reconciled. Cor. iv. 6, n. He and Aufidius can no more atone, Than violentest contrarietv. Attended waited for. H. 6, T. P. iv. 6, n. And the lord Hastings, who attended him In secret ambush on the forest side. Aumerle, duke of R. S. i. 3, i. Away with me—like me. H 4, S. P. iii. 2, n. She never could away with me. Auful—in the sense of lawful. G. V. iv. 1, n. Thrust from the company of auful men. Awful—reverential. H. 4, S. P. iv. 1, n. We come within our awful banks again, And knit our powers to the arm of peace. Awkward wind—epithet used by Marlowe and Drayton. H. 6, S. P. iii. 2, n. And twice by awkward wind from England's bank Drove back again unto my native clime. Awless—not inspiring awe. J. i. 1, n. Against whose fiery and unmatched force The awless lion could not wage the fight. Aye remaining lamps—constantly burning lamps. P. iii. 1, n. Where, for a monument upon thy bones, And aye-remaining amps.

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Bagpipes. M. V. iv. 1, i.
Bagpipe. H. 4, F. P. i. 2, i.
The drone of a Lincolnshire bagpipe.
Bailiff, dress of the. C. E. iv. 2, i.
A fellow all in buff.
Bailiff, dog-like attributes of the. C. E. iv. 2, i.
A hound that runs counter, and yet draws dry-
foot well.
Balconies on the stage.
Juliet's chamber.
Baldrick—belt. M. A. i. 1, n.
Or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick.
Bale – ruin. Cor. i. 1, n.
Rome and her rats are at the point of battle,
The one side must have bale.
Baleful—baneful. H. 6, F. P. v. 4. n.
By sight of these our baleful enemies.
Balk—pass over. T. S. i. 1, n.
Balk logic with acquaintance that you have.
Balk'd—heaped up. H. 4, F. P. i. 1, n.
Ten thousand bold Scots, two-and-twenty
Balk'd in their own blood, did sir Walter see
On Holmedon's plains.
Ballad. H. 4, S. P. iv. 3, i.
I will have it in a particular ballad.
Ballow—pole. L. iv. 6, n.
Or ise try whether your costard or my ballow be
the harder.
Band—bond. C. E. iv. 2, n. (See R. S. i. 1, n.)
Tell me, was he arrested on a band 2
Band—bond. R. S. i. 1, n.
Hast thou, according to thy oath and band,
Brought hither Henry Hereford, thy bold son?
Banishment, law of. R. S. i. 3, i.
Our part therein we banish.
Bank'd their towns—sailed along their banks.
2, n.
Have I not heard these islanders shout out,
Vive le roy as I have bank'd their towns f
Bans—curses. L. ii. 3, n.
Sometime with lunatic bans, sometime with
Barbason—evil spirit in the ‘Daemonology.” H. F.
ii. 2, n.
I am not Barbason, you cannot conjure me !
Barbed—caparisoned. R. T. i. 1, n.
And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds.
Barbers' shops. A. W. ii. 2, i.
It is like a barber's chair.
Bare the raven's eye. Cy. ii. 2, n.
Swift, swift, you dragons of the night, that
May bare the raren's eyes
Barm—yeast. M. N. D. ii. 1, n.
And sometime make the drink to bear no barm.
Barne—child. W. T. iii. 3, n.
Mercy on 's, a barne, a very pretty barne!
Baronets, order of. O. iii. 4, i.
The hearts of old gave hands;
But our new heraldry is—hands, not hearts.
Base—prison base (the game). G. V. i. 2, n.
m. I bid the base for Proteus.
Base court—lower court. R. S. iii. 3, n.
My lord, in the base court he doth attend.
Basilisco like. J. i. 1, n.
Knight, knight, good mother,-Basilisco-like.
Rastard, whom the oracle—allusion to the tale of
UEdipus. T. Ath. iv. 3, n.
Think it a bastard, whom the oracle
Hath doubtfully pronounc'd thy throat shall cut,
And mince it sans remorse.
Bat—club. L. C. n.
So slides he down upon his grained bat.
Bate—strife, debate. M. W. i. 4, n.
And, I warrant you, no tell-tale, nor no breed-
Bate. H. F. iii. 7, n.
'T is a hooded valour; and, when it appears, it
will bate.
Bate-breeding—strife-breeding. V. A. n.
This sour informer, this bate-breeding spy,
Bated. II. 4, F. P. iv. 1, n.

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All furnish'd, all in arms: All plum'd, like estridges that with the wind Bated. Batler–bat used in washing linen in a stream. A. L. ii. 4, n. I remember the kissing of her batler. Battle-knights, creation of. J. i. 1, i. A soldier, by the honour-giving hand Of Coeur-de-Lion knighted in the field. Battles upon the stage. H. F. i. Chorus, i. But pardon, gentles all. Barian—character in the morris-dance. T. N. K. iii. 5, n. Enter Gerrold, four Countrymen (and the Barian). Barin—brushwood. H. 4, F. P. iii. 2, n. He ambled up and down With shallow jesters and rash baria wits. Baynard's castle. R. T. iii 5, i. If you thrive well, bring them to Baynard's castle. Be moved—have compassion. G. V. ii. 1, n. O be not like your mistress; be mored, be mored. Be naught awhile. A. L. i. 1, n. Marry, sir, be better employed, and be masght awhile. Be comfortable — become susceptible of comfort. A.L. ii. 6, n. For my sake, be comfortable; hold death awhile at the arm’s end. Be borne—to be borne. R. J. iv. 1, n. In thy best robes uncover'd on the bier, Be borne to burial in thy kindred's grave, Thou shalt be borne to that same ancient vault. Be circumstanc'd—yield to circumstances. O. iii. 4, n. 'T is very good: I must be circumstanc'd. Beadsman. G. V. i. 1, i. I will be thy beadsman, Valentine. Beacon to this under globe. L. ii. 2, n. Approach, thou beacon to this under globe, at by thy comfortable beams I may Peruse this letter Bear-baiting. M. W. i. 1, i. I have seen Sackerson loose. Bearing cloth—mantle with which a child is covered when carried to the church to be baptized. W. T. iii. 3, n. Look thee, a bearing-cloth for a squire's child Bear a brain—have a memory, R.J. i. 3, n. My lord and you were then at Mantua:— Nay, I do bear a brain. Bear-garden on the Bankside. H. E. v. 3, i. Paris-garden. Beards. H. F. iii. 6, i. A beard of the general's cut. Bears (v.)—figures, is seen. M. M. iv. 4, n. For my authority bears of a credent bulk. Bears (the Nevils). H. 6, S. P. v. 1, n. Sall hither to the stake my two brave bears. Beat on a crown—are intent on a crown. H. 6, S. P. ii. 1, n. Thine eyes and thoughts Beat on a crown. Beated—participle of the verb to beat. So. lxii. n. But when my glass shows me myself indeed, Beated and chopp'd with tann'd antiquity. Beauty—pronounced booty. H. 4, F. P. i. 1, n. Let not us that are squires of the night's body be called thieves of the day's beauty. Bearer—helmet. H. 4, F. P. iv. 1, n. I saw young Harry with his bearer on. Beaver. H. i. 2, n. See H. 4, S. P. iv. 1, i. He wore his beater up. Beavers. H. 4, S. P. iv. 1, i. Their bearers down. Becomed—becoming. R. J. iv. 2, n. And gave him what becomed love I might, Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty. Bedded jet—jet imbedded or set, L. C. m. A thousand favours from a maund she drew Of amber, crystal, and of bedded jet. Bedfellow. H. F. ii. 2, i. Nay, but the man that was his bedfellow. Bedlam beggars. L. ii. 3, i.

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