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EXPLANATION

OF THE ABBREVIATED REFERENCE TO THE CONTEXT, APPENDED TO

EACH EXTRACT OR QUOTATION.

R. II. Richard the Second.

R. III.-Richard the Third.

L.L.-Love's Labour Lost.

A. C.-Antony and Cleopatra.
A. W.-All's Well that Ends Well.
A. Y.-As You Like It.
C.-Coriolanus.
C. E.-Comedy of Errors.
Cym.-Cymbeline.
H.-Hamlet.
H.IV.PT.1.-Henry Fourth, Part First.
H. IV. PT. 11.-Henry Fourth, Part

Second.
H. VI.PT. 1.—Henry Sixth, Part First.
H. VI. PT. II.-Henry Sixth, Part Se.

cond. H. VI. PT. III.--Henry Sixth, Part

Third.
J. C.-Julius Cæsar.
H. V.-Henry Fifth.
H. VIII.-Henry Eighth.
K. J.-King John.
K. L.-King Lear.

M.-Macbeth.
M. A.-Much Ado About Nothing.
M. M.-

Measure for Measure.
M. N.-Midsummer Night's Dream.
M. V.--Merchant of Venice.
M. W.-Merry Wives of Windsor.
0.-Othello.
P. P.-Pericles, Prince of Tyre.
R. J.-Romeo and Juliet.
T.-Tempest.
T. A.-Timon of Athens.
Tit. And.-Titus Andronicus.
T. C.-Troilus and Cressida.
T. G.-Two Gentlemen of Verona.
T. N.-Twelfth Night.
T. S.-Taming of the Shrew.
W. T.-Winter's Tale.

The Act is expressed by Roman Numerals; the Scene by Arabic figures.

EXAMPLE :-A. C. iv. 7, signifies, Antony and Cleopatra, Act the Fourth, Scene the Seventh.

SHAKESPEARIAN DICTIONARY.

A.

ABILITY, INNATE.

There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends :
For, being not propp'd by ancestry, whose grace
Chalks successors their way; nor call’d upon
For higli feats done to the crown; neither allied
To eminent assistants ; but spider-like,
Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note;
The force of his own merit makes his way;
A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys
A place next to the king.

H. VIII. i. 1. ABSENCE.

I have this while with leaden thoughts been press’d ;
But I shall, in a more continuate time,
Strike off this score absence.

0. iii. 4.
LOVERS'.
What! keep a week away? seven days and nights ?
Eight score eight hours,—and lovers' absent hours,-
More tedious than the dial eight score times ?
O weary reckoning !

0. iii. 4.
O thou that dost inhabit in my breast,
Leave not the mansion so long tenantless;
Lest growing ruinous the building fall,
And leave no memory of what it was.

T. G. v. 4. ABUSE, AND BAD ENGLISH (See also VITUPERATION).

Have I lived to stand at the taunt of one that makes fritters of English?

M. W. v.5. Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the king's English.

M.W. i. 4. Let them keep their limbs whole, and hack our English. M.W.iii. 1.

B

top of it.

ACCUSATION.

To vouch this is no proof,
Without more certain and more overt test,
Than these thin habits, and poor likelihoods
Of modern seeming do prefer against him.

0. i.3. ACHIEVEMENT.

A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a merry. M.N.D.i. l.

Let it be booked with the rest of this day's deeds ; or I swear I will have it in a particular ballad, with mine own picture on the

H. IV. P. II. iv. l. ACQUITTAL.

Now doth thy honour stand,
Is him that was of late an heretic,
As firm as faith.

M.W. iv.4. ACTION, DRAMATIC.

Let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, aad the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first, and now, was, and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure :

O, there be players, that I have seen play,--and heard others praise, and that highly, not to speak it profanely, that, neither having the accent of Christians, not the gait of Christian, Pagan, nor mani, have so strutled, and bellowed, that I have thought 'some of nature's jour. neymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.

H. iii. 2. ADOPTION.

'Tis often seen, Adoption strives with nature ; and choice breeds A native slip to us from foreign seeds.

A. W. i.3. ADORATION, A Lover's.

What you do,
Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet,
I'd have you do it ever: when you sing,
I'd have you buy and sell so; so give alms;
Pray so ; and, for the ordering of your affairs,
To sing them too: When you do dance, I wish you
A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that ; move still, still so, and own
No other function : Each your doing,
So singular in each particular,
Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds,
That all your acts are queens.

W.T. iv. 4.
ADVERSITY (See also MISFORTUNE).
A man I am, cross'd with adversity.

T. G. iv. l.

But myself,
had the world as my confectionary;
ouths, the tongues, the eyes, the hearts of men

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ADVERSITY,-continued.

At duty, more than I could frame employment;
That numberless upon me stuck, as leaves
Do on the oak, have with one winter's brush
Fell from their boughs, and left me open, bare,
For every storm that blows; I, to bear this,
That never knew but better, is some burden.

T. A. iv. 3.
Such a house broke!
So noble a master fallen ! All gone ! and not
One friend to take his fortune by the arm,
And go along with him !

T. A. iv. 2.
FollY OF REPINING AT.

What think'st
That the bleak air, thy boisterous chamberlain,
Will put thy shirt on warm? Will these moist trees,
That have out-lived the eagle, page thy hcels,
And skip when thou point'st out ? will the cold brook,
Candied with ice, caudle thy morning taste,
To cure thy o'er-night's surfeit ? Call the creatures ;
Whose naked natures live in all the spight
Of wreakful heaven ; whose bare unhoused trunks,
To the conflicting elements expos’d,
Answer mere nature,-bid them flatter thee.

T. A. iv.3.

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ITS Uses.

Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in its head.

A. Y. ii. 1.
'Tis good for men to love their present pains,
Upon example ; so the spirit is eas'd :
And, when the mind is quicken'd, out of doubt,
The organs, though defunct and dead before,
Break up their drowsy grave, and newly move
With casted slough, and fresh legerity.

H. V. ii. 1.
In poison there is physic; and these news
Having been well, that would have made nie sick;
Being sick, have in some measạre made me well.
And as the wretch whose fever-weaken’d joints,
Like strengthless hinges, buckle under life,
Impatient of his fit, breaks like a fire
Out of his keeper's arms; even so my limbs,
Weaken’d with grief, being now enrag'd with grief,
Are thrice themselves.

H. IV. Pt. II. i. l.
ADVICE (See also Caution).
Fasten your ear to my advisings.

M. M. iii. l. Obey thy parents; keep thy word justly; swear not; commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud array.

K. L. iii. 4. Take heed, be wary how you place your words. H.VI. Pt.1. iii. 2.

Let go thy hold, when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following it; but the great one that goes up

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