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And often, to our comfort, shall we find
COM M E N D A TI O N.
Much ado about nothing, A. I, S. i.
- Proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my hosts
Henry V. A. 4, S. 3.
Henry IV. P. 2, A. 5, S. 5, I have forsworn his company hourly, any time this two and twenty years, and yet I am bewitch'd with the rogue's company. If the rascal have not given
me medicines to make me love him, I'll be hang'd; it could not be else. Henry IV. P. I, A. 2, S. 2.
There's but a shirt and a half in all my company ; and the half-thirt is two napkins, tack'd together, and thrown over the shoulders like a herald's coat without sleeves; and the shirt, to say the truth, stolen from my host of Saint Alban's, or the rednose inn-keeper of Daintry. But that's all one ; they'll find linen enough on every hedge.
Henry IV. P. I, A. 4; S. 2
Some four or five attend him ; All, if you will; for I myself am best, When least in company. Twelfth Night, A. 1, S. 4,
COM P E T E N C Y. For aught I see, they are as sick, that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing : it is no mean happiness, therefore, to be seated in the mean; superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.
Merchant of Venice, A. I, S. 2.
COM P L E X I O N. ·
Call us ten times frail ; ; For we are as soft as our complexions are, And credulous to false prints.
Measure for Measure, A. 2, S. 4.
CONFERENCE. I will fetch you a tooth-picker now from the farthest inch of Asia; bring you the length of Prester John's foot; fetch you a hair of the great Cham's
I for I myself am best,
Wher leaft in company.]
beard; do you any embassage to the Pigmies, rather than hold three words conference with this harpy.
Much ado about nothing, A. 2, S. 1.
- Conscience is but a word that cowards use,
Richard III. A. 5, S. 3:
Richard III. A. 5, S. 3:
Henry VI. P. 2, A. 3, S. 2. Certainly the Jew is the very devil incarnation ; and in my conscience, my conscience is but a kind
great pith and moment.] Thus the folio. The quartos read, of great pitch.
STEEVENS. Pitch seems to be the better reading. The allusion is to the pitching, or throwing the bar; a manly exercise, usual in country villages.
REMARKS. “ Enterprizes of great pith and moment,” is, enterprizes of great matter and moment. Pith is unquestionably the true reading.
of hard conscience, to offer to counsel me to stay with the Jew.
Merchant of Venice, A. 2, S. 2.
CONSIDERAT I OŅ.
At that very moment,
Henry V. A. I, S. 1.
Julius Cæfar, A. 2, $. !.
Co Ν Τ Ε Μ Ρ L A TI ο Ν.
- When would you, my liege,
Love's Labour Loft, A. 4, S. 3.
Richard III. A. 3, S. 7.
CONTENT. C: Ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ.
O now, for ever, Farewel the tranquil mind! farewel content ; Farewel the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! Othello, A. 3, S. 3, Where zeal strives to content, and the contents Dies in the zeal of that which it presents, There form confounded makes most form in mirth; When great things labouring perish in their birth.
Love's Labour Lot, A. 5, S. 2, If thou, that bidst me be content, wert grim, Lame, foolish, crooked, swart, prodigious, Patch'd with foul moles, and eye-offending marks, I would not care, I then would be content.
King John, A. 3, S. 1. Best state, contentless, Hath a distracted and most wretched being, Worse than the worst, content.
Timon of Athens, A, 4, S. 3: This diamond he greets your wife withal, By the name of most kind hostess; and shut up In measureless content."
Macbeth, A. S. I,
CON TEN TI O N.
Let this world no longer be a stage,
Henry IV. P. 2. A. 1, S. 1.
In measureless content.] Mr. Steevens fay), that to shut up is to conclude ; and then quotes three or four passages to prove, that such is its meaning, Shut up in, however, is given up to-enjoying “ My soul hath her content fo absolute,” &c.
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