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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 expressions, 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 i).
The Second Index is of the DRAMATIS PERSONÆ, 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.
T. S. Taming of the Shrew.
M. V. The Merchant of Venice.
A. L. As You Like It.
J. King John.
R. S. King Richard II.
· H, F. King Flenry V.
R. T. King Richard III.
L. King Lear.
P. P. The Passionate Pilgrim.
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 connection 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, » (and in many other passages).
How if a will not stand ?
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-pasti me. M. N. D. v. 1, n.
Say, what abridgement have you for this evening?
Your means abroad,
And then comes answer like an Absey-book.
Being an abstract 'tween his lust and him.
Thou shalt aby it..
We will, suddenly,
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 achievement, offer us his ransom. Achieves her goodness. A. W. i. 1, n.
She derives her honesty, and achieves her goodness. 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. I, i.
Was he a gentleman ? Acknown. 0, iii, 3, n.
Be not acknown on 't. Acquaintance--used in the singular as a noun of multitude. 0. ii. 1, n.
How does my old acquaintance of this isle ? Acquaint you with the 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. Actæon, story of. T. N. i. 1, i.
And my desires, like fell and cruel honnds,
E'er since pursue me. Actors, profits of, H. iii. 2, i.
A fellowship in a cry of players.
Are errors of the blood, none of the mind;
Where neither party is nor true nor kind.
One whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou
deniest the least syllable of thy additium. 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.
Our navy is address'd, our power collected.
At length address'd to answer his desire.
He is address'd; press near and second him.
So please your grace, the prologue is addrest.
Were she as rough
Whose hours the peasant best advantages.
He set up his bills.
Advice is sporting while infection breeds.
The picture she advisedly perus'd.
He who shall speak for her is afar of guilty
But that he speaks.
I do affect the very ground.
I will something affect the letter, for it argues facility.
Let it be rather thonght you affect a sorrow, than to
Witty without affection.
Affectin! thy intention stabs the centre.
of what it likes, or loathes.
An affectioned ass, that cons state without book
Great tyranny, lay thou thy basis sure,
There was a fourth man, in a silly habit,
That gave the affront with them.
That he, as 't were by accident, may here
For daring to affy a mighty lord
Unto the daughter of a worthless king.
If, in the course
Turn me away.
An agate very vilely cul. .
Agate. H. 4, S. P. 1. 2, n.
Amiss-fault. So. XXXV. n. I was never manned with an agate till now.
Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss
Amiss-fault. So. cli, n.
Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss,
Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet sell prove. Age-geniority. T. And. i. 1, n.
Amurath the Third. H. 4, S. P. v. 2, i. Then let my father's honours live in me,
Not Amurath an Amurath succeeds. Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.
Anachronisms in King John. J. i. 1. i. Aglet-baby. T. S. i. 2, n.
The thunder of my cannon shall be heard. Marry him to a puppet, or an aglet-baby.
Anchor-Anchoret. H. iii. 2, n.
An anchor's cheer in prison be my scope.
Ancient-bearer of the ensign. H. 4, S. P. ii. 4, ..
Sir, ancient Pistol's below, I find in hardness.
Andirons. Cy. ii. 4, i.
(I had forgot them) were two winking Cupids. And curd, like aigre droppings into milk,
Andren.-H. E. i. 1, n. The thin and wholesome blood.
Met in the vale of Andren. Aim-purpose. G. V. iii. 1, n.
Andrew- name of a ship. M. V. i. 1, n. But, fearing lest my jealons aim might err.
And see my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand. Aim-conjecture. 0. i. 3, n.
Angel on English coins. M. V. ii. 7, i, As in these cases where the aim reports.
Accin that bears the figure of an angel. Aimed at-guessed at. G. V. iii. 1, n.
Angel-coin. H. 4, S. P. i. 2, n. But, good my lord, do it so cunningly,
Your ill angel is light. That my discovery be not aimed at.
Angel-bird. T. N. K. i. 1, n. Air--appearance. H. 4, F. P. iv. 1, n.
Not an angel of the air, The quality and air of our attempt
Bird melodious, or bird fair, Brooks no division.
Be absent there. Alcides' shoes. J. ii. 1, ;.
Angerly—angrily. G. V. i. 2, n. As great Alcides' shoes upon an ass.
How angerly I taught my brow to frown. Alder-liefest-dearest of all. H. 6, S. P. i. 1, n.
Angle-gull. T. S. iv. 2, n. Will you, mine alder-liefest sovereign.
But at last I spied Ale-rural festival. G. V. ii. 5, n.
An ancient angle coming down the hill. As go to the ale with a Christian.
Answer-statement of objections to certain articles of a All the world a stage, parallels with. A. L. ii. 7, i.
treaty. H. F. v. 2, n. All amort-dispirited. T. S. iv. 3, n.
We will, suddenly, What, sweeting, all amort?
Pass our accept and peremptory anstoer. All-a-mort-dispirited. H. 6, F. P. iti. 2, n.
Answer me declin'd. A. C. iii. 11, n. Now where's the bastard's braves, and Charles his
I dare him therefore gleeks?
To lay his gay comparisons apart,
And answer me declin'd.
The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders.
Antipathies. M. V. iv. 1, i. Farewell, thou latter spring! Farewell, An hallown
Some men there are, &c.
Antony,-- from North's Plutarch.' J. C. ii, 1, i.
Let Antony and Cæsar fall together.
Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus, conference of,—from North's It was not she that call'd him all-to naught.
Plutarch.' J. C. iv. 1, i. Aliow (v.)-approve. W. T. iv. 1, n.
These many then shall die. of this allow,
Antony and Cleopatra, amusements of,- from North's . PluIf ever you have spent time worse ere now.
tarch.' A. C. 1.1, 1. Alloro (v.)-approve. Luc. n.
To-night we'll wander through the streets, &c. Who, wondering at him, did his words allow
Antony and Octavia, marriage of,-- from North's . Plutarch.' Allow (v.)-approve. So. cxii, n.
A.C. ii. 2, i. So you o ergreen my bad, my good allow.
Thou hast a sister by the mother's side. Altar at St. Edmundsbury. J. 4, i.
Antony's cook,- from North's Plutarch.' A. C. ii. 2. t. Upon the altar at St. Edmundsbury.
Eight wild boars roasted whole at a breakfast, Alter thy course for Tyre-pursue not the course for Tyre.
Antony and Cleopatra, first meeting of, from North's PlaP. iii. 1, n.
tarch. A.C. ii. 2, 1. Thither, gentle mariner:
When she first met Mark Antony, &c. Alter thy course for Tyre.
Antony's angling,- from North's Plutarch.' A. C. ii. 5, e. Althea's dream. H. 4, S. P. ii. 2, n.
'Twas merry when Away, you rascally Althea's dream
You wagerid on your angling, &c.
Antony, Cæsar, and Pompey, meetings of,- from North's Althea. H. 6, S. P. i. 1, n.
Plutarch.' A. C. ii. 6, 1.
Your hostages I have, so have you mine, &c.
Antony and Cleopatra at Alexandria,- from North's Pla Am, have, and will be. H. E. iii. 2, n.
tarch. A.C ii. 6, 1. For your highness' good I ever labour'd
l' the market-place, on a tribunal silver'd, More than mine own; that am, have, and will be.
Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold Amaimon. H. 4, P. P. ii. 4, i.
Were publicly enthron'd. He of Wales, that gave Amaimon the bastinado. Antony's preparations for battle,-from North's 'Plutarch,
A. C. iii, 7, i. dmaze (v.)--confuse. A L. 1. 2, n.
O noble emperor, do not fight by sea.
Antony's reception of Cæsar's messenger,-- from North's Ambassadors sent from Antony to Octavius Cæsar,-from
• Plutarch.' A. C. iii. 11, 1. North's 'Plutarch.' A. C. iii. 10, i.
A messenger from Cæsar.
Antony's challenge to Cæsar,from North's Plutarch. America, discovery of. C. E .ii. 2, 1.
A. C. iv. 1, i.
Let the old ruffian know, Where America, the Indies ?
I have many other ways to dio, &c.
Antony's speech to his servants,-from North's • Plutarch.' | Arthur's show. H. 4, S. P. jij, 2, i.
I remember at Mile-end green (when I lay at C1+ Call forth my household servants.
ment's inn), I was then sir Dagonet at Arthur's shor Antony, desertion of, by the god Hercules,- from North's | Articulated-exhibited in articles. H. 4, F. P. v. 1, n. • Plutarch.' A. C. iv. 3, i.
These things, indeed, you have articulated, Peace, what noise ?
Proclaim'd at market crosses. Antony, defeat of,- from North's Plutarch.' A.C. iv. 10, 4. Artificiul strife-contest of art with nature. T. Ath. i. !, no This foul Egyptian hath betrayed me.
Artificial strife Antony's last speech to Cleopatra, and death,-from North's
Lives in these touches, livelier than life. • Plutarch. A. C. iv. 13, 1.
Arundel, escape of Thomas son of the earl of. R. S. ii. 1. i. O Charmian, I will never go from hence.
The son of Richard, earl of Arundel, Ape-expression of kindly familiarity applied to a young
That late broke from the duke of Exeter. man. R. J. ii. 1, n.
As bid-as to bid. J. iv. 2, n. The ape is dead, and I must conjure him.
Or turn's an eye of doubt upon my face, Ape-bearer. W. T. iv. 2, i.
As bid me tell my tale in express words. An ape-bearer.
As how --with a train of circumstances. A. L. iv. 3, n. Apostle-spoons. H. E. v. 2, i.
Tears our recountments had most kindly bath'd, You'd spare your spoons.
As how I came into that desert place. Apothecary, Romeo's description of. R. J. v. 1, 6.
As our good wills. Cor. ii. 1, n. I do remember an apothecary.
It shall be to him then, as our good wills; Apparel, fashions of. M. A. ii. 3, i.
A sure destruction. Carving the fashion of a new doublet.
sk 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 As well to hear as grant what he hath said.
To make this contract grow. Apperil. T. Ath. i. 2. n.
Assay of the deer. J. ii. 2, i. Let me stay at thine apperil, Timon.
And, like a jolly troop of huntsmen, come
Our lusty English, all with purpled hauds.
Assinego-ass. J. C. ii. 1, n.
An assinego may tutor thee. This day my sister should the cloister enter,
Association of ideas, Mr. Whiter's theory of. R. J. i. 3, !. And there receive her approbation.
Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face. Approbation-proof. W. T. ii. 1, n.
Assum'd this age-put on these appearances of age. Cy, v. Which was as gross as ever touch'd conjecture,
5, n. That lack'd sight only, nought for approbation.
He it is that hath
Assum'd this age.
Assured-affianced. C. E. iii. 2, n.
I was assured to her. Approv'd-proved. G. V. v. 4, n.
Assur'd-affianced. J. ii. 2, n. 0, 't is the curse in love, and still approud,
That I did so, when I was first assur'd. When women cannot love, where they're belov'd. Astonished him-stunned him with the blow. H. F. y. I, A Apricocks-apricots. R. S. iii. 4, n.
Enough, captain ; you have astonished him. Go, bind thou up yon dangling apricocks.
Astringer--falconer. A. W. v. 1, i. April-day-spring-time of life. T. Ath. iv. 3, n.
Enter a gentle Astringer. She, whom the spital-house and ulcerous sores
At each. L. iv. 6, n. Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices
Ten masts at each make not the altitude To the April-day again.
Which thou hast perpendicularly fell. Are arms which are arms. P. i. 2, n.
At libertu-of his own unrestrained will. H. 4, P. P. v. 2, From whence an issue I might propagate,
Never did I hear Are arms to princes, and bring joys to subjects.
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 Argument-conversation. M. A. iii. 1, n.
Atone together. For shape, for bearing, argument, and valour.
Atune you--make you in concord. R. S. i. 1, n. Argument-subject-matter. A. L. iii. 1, n.
Since we cannot atone you, you shall see I should not seek an absent argument
Justice design the victor's chivalry. Of my revenge, thou present.
Atone (v.) to make at one. Cy. i. 5, n. Arm him—take him in your arms, Cy. iv. 2, n.
I was glad I did atone my countryman and you. Come, arm him.
Atone (v.) --be reconciled. Cor. iv. 6, n. Arm-gaunt. A. C. i. 3, n.
He and Aufidius can no more atone, And soberly did mount an arm-gaunt steed.
Than violentest contrariety. Arm your prize-offer your arm to the lady you have won.
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. Aroint thee, explanation of. L. iii. 4, i.
Away with me like me. H. 4, S. P. iii. 2, n. Aroint thee, witch, aroint thee.
She never could away with me. Aroint. M. i. 3, n. See L. iii. 4, i.
Awful- in the sense of lawful. G. V. iv. 1, n. * Arvint thee, witch l’the rump-fed ronyon cries.
Thrust from the company of awful men. A-run-one after the other. C. E. v. 1, n.
Awful reverential. H. 4, S. P. iv. 1, n.
We come within our awful banks again, Beaten the maids a-row, and bound the doctor.
And knit our powers to the arm of peace. Arras H.4, F. P. ii. 4, i.
Awkward wind-epithet used by Marlowe and Draytor Go hide thee behind the arras.
H. 6, S. P. iii. 2, n. Arrest before judgment. C. E. iv. 2, 1.
And twice by awkward wind from England's bank One that, before the judgment, carries poor sonls to
Drove back again unto my native clime. hell.
Awless-not inspiring awe. J. i. 1, n. Arrn the-arrive at the J. C. i. 2, n.
Against whose fiery and unmatched force But ere we could arrive the point propos'd.
The auless lion could not wage the fight.
Argume For shape, for wrter. A. L. ironment
4ue-remaining lamps-constantly burning lamps. P. ii. 1.*. | Bate-strife, debate. M. W. i. 4. n. Where, for a monument upon thy bones,
And, I warrant you, no tell-tal , nor no breed-bate. And ayc-remaining lamps.
Bate. H. F. iii. 7, n.
Bate-breeding-strife-breeding. V. A. n. Baccare-go back. T. S. X. 1, n.
This sour informer, this bate-breeding spy. Baccare! you are marvellous forward.
Bated. H. 4, F. P. iv. 1, n.
All furnish'd, all in arms:
All plum'd, like estridges that with the wind
Bated. A dying life to living infamy.
Batler-bat used in washing linen in a stream. A. L. ii. 4, Bagpipes. M. V. iv. 1, i.
I remember the kissing of her batler.
Battle-knights, creation of. J.i. l, i.
A soldier, by the honour-giving hand
or Caur-de-Lion knighted in the field. Bailiff, dress of the. C. E. iv. 2, i.
Battles upon the stage. H. F. i. Chorus, i.
But pardon, gentles all.
Bavian--character in the morris-dance. T. N K iii. 5. .. A hound that runs counter, and yet draws dry-foot well.
Enter Gerrold, four Countrymen (and the Barinn) Balconies on the stage. R. J. iii. 5, i.
Bavin-brushwood. H. 4, F. P. iii. 2, n.
He ambled up and down
With shallow jesters and rash bavin wits. Or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick.
Baynard's castle. R. T. ii. 3, i. Bale-rnin. Cor. i. 1, n.
If you thrive well, bring them to Baynard's castle. Rome and her rats are at the point of battle,
Be moved-have compassion. G. V. ii. 1, n.
O be not like your mistress; be moved, be mored. Baleful-baneful. H. 6, F P. v. 4, n.
Be naught awhile. A. L. i. 1, n.
Marry, sir, be better employed, and be naught ez hile. Balk-pass over. T. S. i. 1, n.
re comfortable - become susceptible of comfort, A. L. ii. 6.. Balk logic with acquaintance that you have.
For my sake, be com furiable; hold death awhile at th Balk'd-heaped up. H. 4, F. P. i. 1, n.
arm's end. Ten thousand bold Scots, two-and-twenty knights, Be borne- to be borne. R. J. iv. 1, n. Balk'd in their own blood, did sir Walter see
In thy best robes uncover d on the bier, On Holmedon's plains.
Be burne to burial in thy kindred's grave,
Thou shalt be borne to that same ancient vault.
Be circumstanc'd-vield to circumstances. 0. iii, 4, n.
'Tis very good: I must be circumstanc'd.
I will be thy beadsman, Valentine.
Beacon to this under globe. L. ii. 2, n.
Approach, thou beacon to this under globe,
That by thy comfortable beams I may
Peruse this letter!
Bear-baiting. M.W.i.1, i.
I have seen Sackerson loose. Our part therein we banish.
Bearing-cloth-mantle with which a child is covered when Bank'd their towns-sailed along their banks. J. v. 2, n.
carried to the church to be baptized. W. T. iii. 3, n. Have I not heard these islanders shout out,
Look thee, a bearing-cloth for a squire's child! Vive le roy! as I have bank'd their tvwns ?
Bear a brain-have a memory, R. J. i. 3, n. Bans-curses. L. ii. 3, n.
My lord and you were then at Mantua :Sometime with lunatic bans, sometime with pra vers.
Nay, I do bear a brain
Bear-garden on the Bankside. H. E. v. 3. 1.
Beards. H. F. iii. 6, i. And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds.
A beard of the general's out.
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. I, n.
Call hither to the stake my two brave bears.
Beat on a crown--are intent on a crown. H. 6, S. P. ii. 1. n. Barm-yeast. M. Y. D. ii. 1. n.
Thine eyes and thoughts
Beat on a croun.
Beated participle of the verb to beat. So. Ixii. n. Mercy on's, a barne, a very pretty barne!
But when my glass shows me myself indeed,
Beated and chopp d with tann d antiquity.
Beauty-pronounced booty. II. 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. Base-prison-base (the game). G. V. i. 2. n. Indeed, I bid the base for Proteus.
Beaver--helmet. H. 4, F. P. iv. 1, n. Base court-lower court. R. S. iii. 3, n.
I saw young Harry with his beaver on. My lord, in the base court he doth attend.
Beaver. H. i. 2,. See H, 4, S. P. iv. l, i.
He wore his bearer up.
Beavers. H. 4, S. P. iv. I, 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. n.
A thousand favours from a maund she drew
Of amber, crystal, and of bedded jet.