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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.
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.
A—he. M.A. iii. 3, n (and in many other passages).
Address'd—prepared. Luc. n.
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.
Andirons. Cy. ii. 4. i. Her andirons
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.
rinces, and bring joys to subjects.
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.
Bagpipes. M. V. iv. 1, i.
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.