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Unbolted (gross), Lear, ii. 2.
Unbraided (undamaged), Winter's T., iv. 3 or 4.
Unbreathed (unpractised), M. N. D., v. 1.

Uncape (to throw off the dogs, so as to begin the
hunt), Merry Wives, iii. 3.

Uncharge (acquit, hold guiltless), Ham., iv. 7.
Unclew (undo), T. of A., i. 1.

Unconfirmed (unsophisticated), Much Ado, iii. 3.
Unction, that flattering, Ham., iii. 4; a poisonous,
Ham., iv. 7.

Underlings, the fault is in ourselves if we are, Jul. Cæs.,

i. 2.

Under the greenwood tree, song, As You Like It, ii. 5.
Undertaker (agent, overseer), Tw. Nt., iii. 4.

Uneath (not easily), 2 H. VI., ii. 4.

Unexpressive (indescribable), she, the, As You Like
It, iii. 2.

Unguem (nail), L.'s L.'s L., v. 1.

Unhappy (mischievous), All's Well, iv. 5.

Under-skinker (under-tapster), 1 II. IV., ii. 4.
Understanding, likened to a tide, Temp., v. 1; give it fairies in the shape of hedgehogs.
an understanding, but no tongue, Ham., i. 2.

Unhatched practice (unripe plot, Oth., iii. 4.

Unhoused (unmarried), Oth., i. 2.

Unhouselled (without receiving the sacraments), Ham.,

i. 5.

Unicorns, Temp., iii. 3; Jul. Cæs., ii. 1; T. of A., iv. 3.
Union, an (a costly pearl), Ham., v. 2.

Unkindness, love increased by, M. for M., iii. 1, “This
forenamed maid," etc.; the only deformity, Tw. Nt., iii.
4; Jul. Cæs., iii. 2, "The unkindest cut," etc.; sharp
toothed, Lear, ii. 4; cannot taint my love, Oth., iv. 2;
mortal to women, A. & C., i. 2.

Unmannerly, Ham., iii. 2; Lear, i. 1; better be, than

Vail (to lower, let fall), M. for M., v. 1; M. of V., i. 1;
1 H. VI., v. 3; his stomach (pride, courage), 2 H. IV.,
i. 1.

Valdes, a pirate mentioned in Peric., iv. 1 or 2.
Valentine, St., day of, M. N. D., iv. 1; Ham., iv. 5.
Valentine, one of the two gentlemen of Verona.
Valentine, a gentleman attending the Duke in Tw. Nt.
Valentine, a kinsman of Titus in Tit. And.
Valeria, a noble Roman lady in Cor.

Valerius, one of the outlaws in Two Gent., v. 3.
Valerius Publius, Lucrece, argument.

Validity (value), All's Well, v. 3; Tw. Nt., i. 1; Lear,
i. 1; R. & J., iii. 3.

Valour, praised, Much Ado, i. 1; decay of, Much Ado,
iv. 1, Manhood is melted," etc.; cannot carry discre-
tion, M. N. D., v. 1; and fear together, All's Well, i. 1.
"So is running," etc.; esteem of women for, Tw. Nt., iii.
2, "For Andrew," etc.; the better part of-should be
rewarded, 1 H. IV., v. 4; in adversaries, 1 H. IV., v. 5;
compared to Hector's, Agamemnon's, etc., 2 H. IV., ii. 4 ;
no true, with self-love, 3 H. VI., v. 2; the chief virtue,
Cor., ii. 2; true, T. of A., iii. 5; dependent on the cause,
Lear, v. 1; when it preys on reason, A. & C., iii. 11 or 13;
that plucks dead lions by the beard, K. J., ii. 1; careless,
Tr. & Cr., v. 5; after drinking, Temp., iv. 1; 2 H. IV.,
iv. 3; like a lion's, 3 H. VI., ii. 1.

Vanity, Malvolio's, Tw. Nt., ii. 3, "The devil a," etc.;
ii. 5; preys upon itself, R. II., ii. 1; a sweep of, T. of A.,
i. 2; the puppet, Lear, ii. 2; of the world, Cymb., iii. 3;
Cloten's, Cymb., iv. 1.

troublesome, Merry Wives, i. 1, end. A common expres.

Unplausive (unapplauding), Tr. & Cr., iii. 3.

Unquestionable spirit, an, As You Like It, lii. 2. A
dislike to being questioned.

Unrecuring (incurable), Tit. And., iii. 1.

Vant-brace (armour for the forearm), Tr. &' Cr., i. 3.
Vapians, the, Tw. Nt., ii. 3. See PIGROGROMITUS.
Variety, of people, M. of V., i. 1, "Now, by two-headed
Janus," etc.; infinite, A. & C., ii. 2.

Unrespective (unthinking, inconsiderate), R.III.,iv. 2.
Unshunned (unshunnable), M. for M., iii. 2.

Unsisting (unresisting), M. for M., iv. 2.

Untraded oath, a (one not in common use), Tr. & Cr.,
iv. 5.


Vacancy, but for, the air would have gone to gaze on
Cleopatra, A. & C., ii. 2; you bend your eye on, Ham.,
iii. 4.

Varnish, the, of a complete man, L. & L.'s L. i. 2; on
fame, Ham., iv. 7.

Varrius, a character in M. for M.

Up-spring, the swaggering, a dance, Ham., i. 4.
Urchins, Temp., i. 2; Merry Wives, iv. 4. Malignant

Ursula, a gentlewoman attending Hero in Much Ado.
Urswick, Christopher, a priest in R. III.
Usance (interest), M. of V., i. 3.

Use, breeds habit, Two Gent., v. 4; can almost change
nature, Ham., iii. 4; everything for, R. & J., ii. 3,
'Nought so vile, etc.; Ven. & Ad., 1. 165; gold put to,
Ven. & Ad., 1. 767.

Usurer(s), complaint of being called a, M. of V., iii. 1;
Cor., i. 1; have fools for servants, T. of A., ii. 2; the,
hangs the cozener, Lear, iv. 6.

Usuries, the worser of two, M. for M., iii. 2.

Usurper(s), Temp., i. 2; As You Like It, i. 1; K. J.,
ii. 1; favour of an, R. II., v. 1; cares of an, 2 H. IV., iv.
4 may sway a while, 3 H. VI., iii. 3; Mac., iii. 6, iv. 3;
Ham., iii. 4.

Utis, 2 H. IV., ii. 4.

Huitas, from the French huit,
eight; the space of eight days after a festival, or the
eighth day, sometimes applied to the festival itself;
hence, a merry-making, a frolic.

Utter (to sell), R. & J., v. 1.

Utterance (uttermost), Mac., iii. 1; Cymb., iii. 1.

Varrius, a character in A. & C.

Varro, a servant of Brutus in Jul. Cæs.
Vast (a waste), Temp., i. 2; Winter's T., i. 1.
Vastidity (vastness), M. for M., iii. 1.

Vaudemont, a French earl, killed at Agincourt, men-
tioned, H. V., iii. 5, iv. 8.

Vaughan, Sir Thomas, character in R. III.
Vaunt (beginning, van), Tr. & Cr., prologue.
Vaunt-couriers (heralds, precursors), Lear, iii. 2.
Vaux, Sir William, character in 2 H. VI.

Vaux, Sir Nicholas, character in H. VIII., a son of
the Sir William Vaux in 2 H. VI. His father's forfeited
lands were restored to him at the accession of Henry VII.
Vaward (vanward), M. N. D., iv. 1.

Vein, of Ercles, M. N. D., i. 2; of King Cambyses, 1 H.
IV., ii. 4; the giving, R. III., iv. 2.

Veins, mustering to the heart, Lucrece, 1. 442; veins of
actions, Tr. & Cr., i. 3.

Velutus, Sicinius. See SICINIUS VELUTUS.

Velvet, gummed (stiffened with gum), 1 HI. IV., ii. 2.
Velvet-guards, 1 H. IV., iii. 1. Trimmings of velvet,
much affected by the wives of wealthy citizens; and here
applied to the women themselves.

Veneys (venues, passes in fencing), Merry Wives, i. 1;
L.'s L.'s L., v. 1.

Vengeance, mercy nobler than, Temp., v. 1; threatened,
Much Ado, iv. 1; of Leontes, Winter's T., ii. 3; omens of,
K. J., iii. 4; oath of, K. J., iv. 3; of Heaven, R. II., i.
2; sworn, Tit. And., ii. 3; for Cæsar's wounds, Jul. Cæs.,
v. 1; just, Ham., i. 5; Laertes's vows of, Ham. iv. 4 (or
2); sure, Lear, iii. 7; invoked, Oth., iii. 3, Arise, black,"
etc.; v. 2; Lucrece, lines 1690, 1821.

Venice, Italy, the scene of a part of the M. of V. and
of Oth.

Venice, Duke of, a character in the M. of V.
Venice, Duke of, character in Oth.

Venice, senators of, characters in the M. of V.

Venice, Cupid in, Much Ado, i. 1; as the traveller
speaks of, L.'s L.'s L., iv. 2; law of, to protect its citi-

zens, M. of V., iv. 1; death at, R. II., iv. 1; women of,
Oth., iii. 3.

Venison, thanks for, Merry Wives, i. 1; to kill, As You
Like It, ii. 1.

Vent (impetuosity, as of hounds when they scent the
game), Cor., iv. 5.

Ventages (small apertures), Ham., iii. 2.

Ventidius, one of the false friends in T. of A.
Ventidius, character in A. & C.


Ventricle of memory, the, L.'s L.'s L., iv. 2.
to the old division of the brain into three ventricles, in
the hindermost of which was memory.

Venus, doves or pigeons of, Temp., iv. 1; M. N. D., i.
1; M. of V., ii. 6; love's invisible soul, Tr. & Cr., iii. 1;
smiles not in a house of tears, R. & J., iv. 1.

Venus (the planet), M. N. D., iii. 2; 2 H. IV., ii. 4;
1 H. VI., i. 2; Tit. And., ii. 3.

Venus with young Adonis, Passionate Pilgrim, xi.
Verb, a noun and a, such abominable words as no
Christian ear can endure to hear, 2 H. VI., iv. 7.

Vere, Lord Aubrey, 3 H. VI., iii. 3.

Verges, a character in Much Ado, introduced in iii. 3,
a meek imitator and disciple of Dogberry.

Verily, a lady's, is as potent as a lord's, Winter's T.,

i. 2.

Vernon, Sir Richard, character in 1 II. IV.
Vernon, Sir Richard (?), character in 1 H. VI.
Verona, Italy, scene of the greater part of R. & J., and
parts of the Two Gent.

Vesture of decay, this muddy, M. of V., v. 1; the
essential, of creation, Oth., ii. 1.

Via (away), Merry Wives, ii. 2; L. 8 L.'s L., v. 2; M. of
V., ii. 2, and elsewhere.

Vials, the sacred (lachrymatory), A. & C., i. 3.
Vice(s), prevalence of, M. for M., ii. 1; results of par-
doning, M. for M., ii. 2; apparelled like virtue, Com. of
Er., iii. 2; virtue misapplied turns to, R. & J., ii. 3;
self-accusation of, Mac., iv. 3; repeated, Peric., i. 1;
assume the marks of virtues, M. of V., iii. 2; fitly be-
stowed, All's Well, i. 1, "One that goes," etc.; want not
impudence, Winter's T., iii. 2; an old man boasting of
his youthful, H. IV., iii. 2; of a young man, Ham., ii.
1; through tattered clothes, Lear, iv. 6; gods make
instruments of, Lear, v. 3; with beauty, Sonnet xcv.;
result of perseverance in, A. & C., iii. 11 or 13.

Vice, the old, Tw. Nt., iv. 2. A character in the old
"Moralities," who leaped on the devil's back and beat
him with a sword of lath, but was carried away by him
in the end. There are other allusions, as to that reverend
vice, 1 H. IV., ii. 4, to vice's dagger in 2 II. IV., iii. 2,
the formal vice in R. III., iii. 1, and the vice of kings in
Ham., iii. 4, a "king of shreds and patches." The vice
wore motley.

Vice (fist, grasp), 2 H. IV., ii. 1.

Victory, when without loss, Much Ado, i. 1; exultation
and rejoicing in, K. J., v. 5; 2 II. IV., i. 1; 3 H. VI., v.
3; R. III., i. 1; A. & C., iv. 8.

Video et gaudeo (I see and rejoice), L.'s L.'s L., v. 1.
Vidisne quis venit (Do you not see who comes?), L.'s
L. 8 L., v. 1.

Vidomar, Viscount of Lymoges. See AUSTRIA, ARCH-

Vienna, the scene of M. for M.

Viliago (coward), 2 H. VI., iv. 8.

"Vilia miretur," etc., a quotation from Ovid placed at
the beginning of Ven, & Ad. "The vulgar admire the
vile; to me golden-haired Apollo presents a full Castalian

Villain(s), when rich, have need of poor, Much Ado,
iii. 3; faces of, Much Ado, v. 1; K. J., iv. 2; (serf and
rascal), As You Like It, i. 1; determined to prove a, R.
III., i. 1; smiling, damned-smile and be a, Ham., i. 5;
glozing their villainy, Oth., ii. 3, "And what's he," etc.;
a plain-dealing, Much Ado, i. 3; a self-confessed, Lear,
i. 2; a, with a smiling cheek, M. of V., i. 3.

Villainy, out-villained, All's Well, iv. 3; easy to prac
tise on innocence, Lear, i. 2, end; make mocks with love,
Oth., v. 2; clothed with old odd ends stolen from Holy
Writ, R. III., i. 3; instruction in, bettered, M. of V.,
iii. 1.

Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna in M. for M.
Vincentio, of Pisa, a character in the Tam. of S., intro-
duced in iv. 5.

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Vintner, a, a character in 1 H. IV., appears in ii. 4.
Viola, heroine of Tw. Nt.

Viol-de-gamboys (gamba), Tu. Nt., i. 3. A violoncello
with six strings, held between the legs.

Violenta, a character in All's Well.

Violets, Tw. Nt., i. 1; Winter's T., iv. 3 or 4; M. N.D.,
ii. 2; M. for M., ii. 2; R. II., v. 2; H. V., iv. 1; to throw
a perfume on, is wasteful, K. J., iv. 2; Ham., v. 1;
Peric., iv. 1; Sonnet xcix. The violet was an emblem of
the early dead.

Virgilia, wife of Coriolanus, a character in the

Virginalling (playing the virginals), Winter's T., i. 2.
Virginius, did he do well, Tit. And., v. 3.

Virgins, knights of Diana, All' 8 Well, i. 3.

Vir sapit, etc. (the man is wise who speaks little), L.'s
L.'s L., iv. 2.

Virtue, of necessity, Two Gent., iv. 1; to be shown
forth, M. for M., i. 1; some fall by, M. for M., ii. 1; a
bait to vice, M. for M., ii. 2; looks bleak, etc., All's Well,
i. 1; in the lowly, All's Well, ii. 3, "From lowest place,"
etc.; none like necessity, R. II., i. 3; inheritance of, 3
H. VI., ii. 2; only felt by reflection, Tr. & Cr., iii. 3;
perverted, R. & J., ii. 3; from lack of means for vice,
T. of A., iv. 3; of Imogen, Cymb., i. 4; escapes not
calumny, Ham., i. 3; better assumed than wholly want
ing, Ham., iii. 4; and cunning (wisdom), Peric., iii. 2;
influence of, Peric., iv. 5, 6; in a face, Lucrece, 1. 58.

Virtue(s), are sanctified and holy traitors to their pos-
sessors, As You Like It, ii. 3; a world to hide them in.
Tw. Nt., i. 3; with beauty, 1 H. VI., v. 5; written in
water, H. VIII., iv. 2; obscured by one defect, Ilam,
i. 4; assume a, if you have it not, Ham., iii. 4; lie in the
interpretation of the time, Cor., iv. 7.

Virtuous, Dost thou think there shall be no more cakes
and ale, because thou art, Tw. Nt., ii. 3.

Vision, the baseless fabric of a, Temp., iv. 1.
Visor, William, of Woncot, 2 H. IV., v. 1.
Vizaments (advisements, or considerations), Merry
Wives, i. 1.

Vizor, a virtuous, over vice, R. III., ii. 2 ; Mac., iîì. 2.
Voices, of age, Com. of Er., v. 1, "Not know my,"
etc.; too rude and bold, M. of V., ii. 2; well divulged in
(this may mean well reputed by men's voices, or said to
be learned in languages), Tie. Nt., i. 5; soft, gentle, and
low, Lear, v. 3; beauty of, Fen. & Ad., 1. 428; of Marcius,
Cor., i. 6; a sweet, Peric., v. 1, "Who starves the ears
she feeds, and makes them hungry, the more she gives
them speech."

Volquessen, K. J., ii. 1 or 2. The ancient name of the
province now called the Vexin, which lay on the border-
land between France and Normandy.

Volsces, preparations of, for war, Cor., iii. 1; incursion
of, Cor., iv. 5. A people inhabiting the southern part of

Volscian Senators, characters in Cor.

Voltimand, a courtier in Ham., introduced in i. 2.
Volumnia, mother of Coriolanus.

Volumnius, a friend of Brutus and Cassius in Jul. Cæs.
Votress, the imperial [Elizabeth], M. N. D., ii. 1.
Vows, lovers', Two Gent., ii. 2; unheedful, Treo Gent.,
ii. 6; of men, M. for M., i. 5; broken, L.'s L.'s L., iv. 2
v. 2; Hermia's, M. N. D., i. 1; true, All's Well, iv. 2:
Hermione's, Winter's T., fii. 2: obligation of wrongful.
K. J., iii. 1; 1 H. IV., i. 3, iii. 2; binding nature of.
H. V., iv. 7; sinful, not to be kept, 3 H. VI., v. 1; broken,
Tr. & Cr., v. 2; peevish, Tr. & Cr., v. 3; careless, Ham....
i. 3; false, A. & C., i. 3; men's, Cymb., iii. 4.

Vox, you must allow, Tw. Nt., v. 1. Allow one to

Vulcan, a rare carpenter, Much Ado, i. 1; black as, Fir.
Nt., v. 1; as like as, and his wife, Tr. & Cr., L. 3; imagina-
tion as foul as his stithy, Ham., iii. 2; badge of, Tit.
And., ii. 1.

Vulture, the, Merry Wives, i. 3; 2 H. VI., iv. 3; TR.
And., v. 2; Lear, ii. 4.

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Wales, scene of parts of Cymb.

Wales, Anne, Princess of. See ANNE.

Wales, Princes of. See EDWARD, THE BLACK PRINCE,

Walking fire (will-o'-the-wisp), Lear, iii. 4.

Wall, a character in the play of the artisans in the
M. N. D., taken by Snout, the tinker.

Wall, the weakest goes to the, R. & J., i. 1; a bean-
teous, doth oft close in pollution, Tw. Nt., i. 2.

Walloon, a base, thrust Talbot with a spear, 1 H. VI.,
i. 1.

Wandering stars (planets), Ham., v. 1.

Wannion, with a (with a vengeance), Peric., ii. 1.
Wappened (or wappered, over-worn), T. of A., iv. 3.
War, better than strife at home, All's Well, ii. 3, near
the end; threatened, K. J., i. 1, ii. 1; H. V., ii. 4; de-
vastations of, K. J., ii. 1, 2; Ham., iv. 4; declarations
of, K. J., iii. 1, v. 2; H. V., i. 2; Cymb., iii. 1; civil, K.
J., iv. 3, v. 2; R. II., iii. 3; 1 H. IV., i. 1, ii. 4; 3 H. VI.,
ii. 5; R. III., ii. 4, v. 5; like the god of, K. J., v. 1; old
men, boys, and women armed for, R. 11., iii. 2; dreams
of, 1 H. IV., ii. 3; just, 1 II. IV., v. 2; chances of, 3
II. IV., i. 1; caution in, 2 H. IV., i. 3; an archbishop
in, 2 II. IV., iv. 1, 2; prophecy of civil, 2 II. IV., iv. 2;
counsel for, H. V., i. 2; preparations for, H. V., ii.,
chorus; ii. 4; sleeping sword of, H. V., i. 2; spirit suit-
able to, H. V., iii. 1; license of, H. V., iii. 3; the beadle
and vengeance of God, II. V., iv. 1; fame of, H. V., iv.
3; a country after, II. V., v. 2; its attendants, 1 H. VI.,
iv. 2; a son of hell, 2 H. VI., v. 2; or devotion, 3 II. VI.,
ii. 1, "Shall we go throw away," etc.; end of-hath
smoothed his wrinkled front, R. III., i. 1; closet, Tr. &
Cr., i. 3; counsel in, despised, Tr. & Cr., i. 3; ruthless-
ness in, Tr. & Cr., v. 3; exceeds peace, Cor., iv. 5; pro-
phecy of the dogs of, Jul. Caes., iii. 1; preparations for,
Jul. Cos., iv. 2; Ham., i. 1, 2; cruel, T. of A., iv. 3;
farewell to, Oth., iii. 3; longing for, Cymb., iv. 4.

War, the Trojan, Tr. & Cr.

Ward, I am now in, All's Well, i. 1. The father should
be ward to the son, Lear, i. 2.

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Warwickshire, scene of 3 H. VI., iv. 2, 3.
Washford (Wexford, in Ireland), 1 H. VI., iv. 7.
Was it the proud, full sail of his great verse, Sonnet


Wassail-candle, a, 2 II. IV., i. 2. A large candle
used at a merry-making.

Was this fair face the cause, song, Alls Well, i. 3.
Wat, name for a hare, Ven. & Ad., 1. 697.
Watch, directions to the, Much Ado, iii. 3,

Watch, winding up the, of wit, Temp., ii. 1.
Watch, give me a, R. III., v. 3. A watch-light,
marked to show the passage of time.

Water, smooth, 2 H. VI., iii. 1; that glideth by the
mill, Tit. And., ii. 1; as false as, Oth., v. 2; the, was
caught, and not the fish, Winter's T., v. 2.

Water-casting, allusions to the practice of, Two Gent.,
ii. 1; Tw. Nt., iii. 4; 2 HI. IV., i. 2; Mac., v. 3; Merry
Wives, ii. 3.

Water-fly, Ham., v. 2; Tr. & Cr., v. 1. An officious

Waterford, Ireland, Talbot, Earl of, 1 H. VI., iv. 7.
Water-galls, Lucrece, 1. 1588. Secondary rainbows.
Waterton, Sir Robert, mentioned in R. II., ii. 1, as
one of the companions of Bolingbroke.

Waters, a boat for all, Tw. Nt., iv. 2. Ready for any

Water-work (water-colours), 2 H. IV., ii. 1.
Watery star (the moon), Winter's T., i. 2.
Wax, love like an image of, Two Gent., ii. 4,

Wax, a form of, K. J., v. 4. Allusion to the super-
stition that an individual could be destroyed by melting
before the fire a waxen image of him; alluded to also in
Two Gent., ii. 4; R. III., iii. 4; sting of, 2 H. VI., iv. 2; a
wide sea of, T. of A., i. 1. The last is probably an allu-
sion to the waxen tablets anciently used for writing,
as one might say now, a wide sea of foolscap; uses of, in
sealing, Cymb., iii. 2.

Wealsmen (legislators, commonwealth men), Cor.,

ii. 1.

Wealth, a burden for death to unload, M. for M., iii. 1;
power of, Merry Wives, iii. 4; confiscated, M. of V., iv.
1; misery brought by, T. of A., iv. 2; and peace, impos-
thume of, Ham., iv. 4 (or 1); desire for, Lucrece, 1. 141;
Lear i. 4; faults that are rich are fair, T. of A., i. 2.

Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, Sonnet xxvii.
Weasel, spleen of the, 1 H. IV., ii. 3; quarrellous as
the, Cymb., iii. 4; as a, sucks eggs, As You Like It, ii. 5;
very like a, Ham., iii. 2.

Weather-cock, invisible as a, Two Gent,, ii. 1.

Weaver(s), psalm-singers, 1 H. IV., ii. 4; three souls
out of one, Tw. Nt., ii. 3. Weavers were noted for
psalm-singing; Goliath with a weaver's beam, Merry
Wives, v. 1.

Web-and-pin (cataract of the eye), Winter's T., i. 2;
Lear, iii. 4.

Weeds, in spring, 2 H. VI., iii. 1; a crown of, Lear,
iv. 4, 6; the fattest soil is most subject to, 2 II. IV., iv. 4 ;
grow apace, R. III., ii. 4, iii. 1.

Weeds (garments), Tw. Nt., v. 1; Cor., ii. 3; Lear,
iv. 1, and elsewhere.

Weet (wit, know), A. & C., i. 1.

Weird Sisters, the. See WITCHES, the.

Welcome, a landlady's, Two Gent., ii. 5; at a feast,
Com. of Er., iii. 1; must appear in other ways than
words, M. of V., v. 1; a general, H. VIII., i. 4; and
farewell, Tr. & Cr., iii. 8; to a returning soldier, Cor., ii.
1; treacherous, Mac., i. 5; of a hostess, Mac., i. 6; ex-
pression of, Mac., iii. 4; Peric., ii. 3; R. & J., ii. 6.

Well-liking (fat), L.'s L.'s L., v. 2.

Welsh, the accent of, Merry Wives, Sir Hugh Evans in
i. 1, 2, etc., and Fluellen's in H. V.; the devil under-
stands, 1 H. IV., iii. 1; love for cheese of, Merry Wives,
v. 5; cruelties of, 1 H. IV., i. 1; language of the, 1 H.
IV., iii. 1, last part; service of, in France, II. V., iv, 7.
Were't aught to me I bore the canopy, Sonnet cxxv.
Westminster, scene of a part of H. VIII.

Westminster, palace at, scene of a part of 2 H. IV.
Westminster Abbey, scene of the opening of 1 H. VI.
Westminster, the abbot of, a character in R. II.
Westminster Hall, scene of iv. 1 in R. II.
Westmoreland, Ralph Neville, Earl of, character in
1 & 2 H. IV., and H. V.

Westmoreland, Ralph Neville, second earl of, char-
acter in 3 H. VI., grandson of the preceding.

Westward, hoe! Tw. Nt., iii. 1. The cry of boatmen
on the Thames.

Wezand (windpipe), Temp., iii. 2.

Whale, this-Falstaff, Merry Wives, ii. 1; the belch-
ing, Tr. & Cr.. v. 5; like a, Ham., iii. 2; to virginity,
All's Well. iv. 3. The monster that was to devour Andro-
meda was represented as a whale in some old prints.
Whale's bone (ivory), L.'s L.'s L., v. 2.

What is your substance, whereof are you made,
Sonnet liii.

What potions have I drunk of siren tears, Sonnet

What's in the brain that ink may character, Sonnet

Wheat, two grains of, in two bushels of chaff, M. of
I., i. 1; he that will have a cake of the, must tarry the
grinding, Tr. & Cr., i. 1.

Wheel, turn in the (like a turnspit). Com. of Er., iii. 2;
(the burden of a song?), Ham., iv. 5 (or 2); when a great,
runs down a hill, let go thy hold, Lear, ii. 4; death by
the, Cor., iii. 2, a punishment not used in Rome; of fire,
bound upon a, Lear, iv. 7.

Whelked (twisted, convoluted), Lear, iv. 6.
Whelks (pustules), II. V., iîi. 6.

When as I sat in Babylon, song, Merry Wives, iii. 1.
A metrical version of Psalm cxxxvii., mixed with a song
by Marlowe.

When as thine eye hath chose the dame, Passionate
Pilgrim, xix.

When daffodils begin to peer, song, Winter's T., iv. 2

or 3.

When daisies pied and violets blue, song, L.'s L.'s L.,

v. 2.

When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, Son-
net ii.

When griping grief, song by Richard Edwards, R. &
J., iv. 5.

When I consider every thing that grows, Sonnet xv.
When I do count the clock that tells the time,
Sonnet xii.

When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced,
Sonnet lxiv.

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
Sonnet xxix.

When in the chronicle of wasted time, Sonnet cvi.
When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
Sonnet xliii.

When my love swears that she is made of truth,
Sonnet cxxxviii.; Passionate Pilgrim, i.

When thou shalt be disposed to set me light, Sonnet


When to the sessions of sweet silent thought,
Sonnet XXX.

Wher (whether), 2 H. VI., iii. 3; Com. of Er., iv. 1.
Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long,
Sonnet c.

Where is the life that late I led? Tam. of S., iv. 1.
A line from an old ballad now lost.

Where, to find a better, thou losest here, Lear, i. 1.
Where the bee sucks, song, Temp., v. 1.
Whiffler, a. H. V., v., chorus. An officer who pre-
ceded a procession to clear the way, sometimes a piper.
Whiles you here do snoring lie, song, Temp., ii. 1.
Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid, Sonnet Ixxix.
Whirligig, of time, the, Tw. Nt., v. 1.
Whitehall, named, H. VIII., iv. 1.

Whitmore, Walter, one of the pirates that captured
the Duke of Suffolk, character in 2 H. VI.

Whitsters (bleachers), Merry Wives, iii. 3.
Whitsuntide, or Pentecost, Two Gent, iv. 4; R. & J.,
i. 5; Com. of Er., iv. 1; pastorals at, Winter's T., iv. 3 or
4; morris-dance at, H. V., ii. 4.

Whittle (pocket-knive), T. of A., V

v. 1.

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Why should this a desert be? love-verses, As You
Like It, iii. 2.

Widow, a, a character in the Tam. of S., marries

Widow, a, of Florence, the mother of Diana, character
in All's Well.

Widows, Heaven, the champion of, R. II., i. 2.

Wife (wives), a jewel, Two Gent., ii. 4; may be merry
and honest, Merry Wives, iv. 2; are sold by fate, Merry
Wives, v. 5; duties of, Com. of Er., ii. 1; Tam. of S., v.
2; reproaches of a jealous, Com. of Er., ii. 1. 2, v. 1; like
vines, Com. of Er., ii. 1; submission of a, M. of Vˇ., iii. 2;
a light, M. of V., v. 1; always go wrong, L. & L.'8 L., iii.
1; those who rule their lords, L.'s L.'s L., iv. 1; property
in a, Tam. of S., iii. 2, "She is my goods," etc.; kill a,
with kindness, Tam. of S., iv. 1; a detested, is worse
than war, All's Well, ii. 3; jealousy of, As You Like It,
iv. 1; revolted, Winter's T., i. 2; what motive stronger
than the name of, K. J., iii. 1; fears of a, 1 H. IV., ii. 3;
like a beaten, 2 H. IV., iv. 1; Gloucester's, 1 H. VI.,
i. 1; a good, H. VIII., ii. 4, iii. 1; taking a--avenging
the theft of a, Tr. & Cr., ii. 2; a quiet, Cor., ii 1, "My
gracious silence;" if you had been the wife of Hercules,
Cor., iv. 1; secrets from a-prayer to be worthy of a
noble, Jul. Cæs., ii. 1; love of, Oth., i. 3; unfaithfulness
of, Oth., iv. 3, end; advantage in the death of a. A. & C.,
i. 2; one not to be controlled, A. & C., ii. 2; praise of a,
Lucrece, 1. 15. See also WOMEN.

Wilderness (wildness), M. for M., iii. 1.

Wild fowl, there is not a more fearful, than your lion
living. M. N. D., iii. 1; the opinion of Pythagoras con-
cerning, Tw. Nt., iv. 2.

Wild-goose chase, a, R. & J., ii. 4.

Wilfulness, schoolmasters to, Lear, ii. 4, end; hydra-
headed, H. V., i. 1.

Will(s) (testaments), not such a sickly creature as to
make a, Merry Wives, iii. 4; of Portia's father, M. of V.,
i. 2; of worldlings, As You Like It, ii. 1; a wicked, a
woman's, K. J., ii. 1; bid a sick man make, R. & J., i. 1 ;
Cæsar's, Jul. Cæs., iii. 2; a last, Lucrece, 1. 1183; Peric..
i. 1.

William, a country fellow in As You Like It.
Williams, a soldier in H. V.

Will-o'-the-wisp, called a Jack, Temp., iv. 1; a fire-
drake, H. VIII., v. 4; a walking fire, Lear, iii. 4.
Willoughby, Lord William de, character in R. II.
Willow, a symbol of disappointed love, M. of V., v. 1;
3 H. VI., iii. 3; Ham., iv. 7; Oth., iv. 3; Much Ade,
ii. 1.

Wiltshire, James Butler, Earl of, spoken of in 3 H. VI.,

i. 1.

Wiltshire, William le Scrope, Earl of, has the realm
in farm, R. II., ii. 1.

Win, they laugh that, Oth., iv. 1.

Winchester, Henry Beaufort, Cardinal, and Bishop of
(1370-1447), character in 1 & 2 H. VI.

Winchester, Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of. See GAR-


Winchester goose, 1 H. VI., i. 3; Tr. & Cr., v. 11.
Name for one afflicted with a vile disease. A disreput-
able part of the town was under the jurisdiction of the
Bishop of Winchester.

Wincot (Wilnecastle), in Warwickshire, near Strat-
ford, Tam. of S., induction, ii.

Wind, something in the, Com. of Er., iii. 2; sits in
that corner, Much Ado, ii. 3; churlish, As You Like It.
ii. 1; little fire grows great with little, Tam, of S., ii. 1;
ill, 2 H. IV., v. 3; 3 H. VI., ii. 5; that bows the pine,
Cymb., iv. 2; allusions to the south or south-west wind

as bringing wet weather and disease, Temp., i. 2; 1 H.
IV., v. 1; Cor., i. 4; Tr. & Cr., v. 1; Cymb., ií. 3.

Windmill, living with cheese in a, 1 H. IV., iii. 1; in
St. George's Fields, 2 H. IV., iii. 2.

Windows, the eyes, R. III., i. 2, v. 3; Cymb., ii. 2.
Winds, the, at sea, 2 H. IV., iii. 1; sightless couriers,
Mac., i. 7; Lear's appeal to, Lear, iii. 2.

Windsor, scene of the Merry Wives.

Windsor Castle, scene of v. 6 in R. II.; spoken of in
the Merry Wives, v. 5.

Wine, the temptation of, M. of V., i. 2; good, needs
no bush, As You Like It, epilogue; effect of, T. of A.,
iv. 3, "Nor on the beasts themselves," etc.; of life, is
drawn, Mac., ii. 3; good wine, a good creature, if well
used-invisible spirit of, Oth., ii. 3, Cassio's speech; the
conquering, A. & C., ii. 7; unkindness buried in, Jul.
Cas., iv. 3; loquacity after taking, H. VIII., i. 4. See

Winter, song of, L.'s L.'s L., v. 2; age like a lusty, As
You Like It, ii. 3; a sad tale for, Winter's T., ii. 1;
humorous as, 2 H. IV., iv. 4; of our discontent, R. III.,
i. 1; not gone, if the wild geese fly that way, Lear, ii. 4;
tames man, woman, and beast, Tam. of S., iv. 1.

Wisdom, in self-disparagement, M. for M., ii. 4; in
imprisonment, M. for M., i. 3; an appearance of, in
silence, M. of V., i. 1; waiting on folly, All's Well, i. 1;
too great a show of, All's Well, ii. 3, "I did think thee,'
etc.; cries in the streets, 1 H. IV., i. 2; gained in a wild
life, H. V., i. 1; of Ajax, Tr. & Cr., ii. 3; in combat with
fortune, A. & C., iii. 2; in combat with blood, Much
Ado, ii. 3; he's a fool that will not yield to, Perić., ii. 4.
Wise, the, folly of, As You Like It, ii. 7; knows his
folly, As You Like It, v. 1; all places home to, R. II.,
i. 3; do not wail, R. II., iii. 2; the young and, do ne'er
live long, R. III., iii. 1.

Wise-woman (witch), Merry Wives, iv. 5.
Wish(es), thy own, wish I thee, L.'s L.'s L., ii. 1; the
best, All's Well, i. 1; father to the thought, 2 H. IV.,

iv. 4.

Wishers, were ever fools, A. & C., iv. 13 or 15.

Wisp of straw, allusion to a, as the badge of a scold, 3
H. VI., ii. 2.

Wit, winding the watch of, Temp., ii. 1; not to go
unrewarded, Temp., iv. 1; love bought with, Two Gent.,
i. 1; borrows and spends, Two Gent., ii. 4; without will,
Two Gent., ii. 6; on ill employment, Merry Wives, v. 5;
what is, in the great, is profanation in the humble, M.
for M., ii. 2; given to men in place of hair, Com. of Er.,
ii. 2; a skirmish of, Much Ado, i. 1; Beatrice's, Much
Ado, ii. 1, iii. 1; some remnants of, Much Ado, ii. 3; the
wit is out when age is in, Much Ado, iii. 5; Benedick's,
Much Ado, v. 1, 2; a manly, Much Ado, v. 2; a sharp,
L.'s L.'s L., ii. 1; peddling second-hand, L.'s L.'s L., v. 2;
turned fool, L.'s L.'s L., v. 2; the whetstone of, As You
Like It, i. 2; with understanding, As You Like It, iii. 3;
in women, As You Like It, iv. 1; has much to answer
for, As You Like It, v. 1; with honour, All's Well, i. 2;
harmed by beef, Tw. Nt., i. 3; those that think they
have, Tw. Nt., i. 5; enough, to lie straight, Tw. Nt.,
ii. 3; to play the fool, T. Nt., iii. 1; the cause of,
in other men, 2 H. IV., i. 2; and sherris, 2 H. IV., iv. 3;
encounter of, R. III., i. 2; lack of, Tr. & Cr., ii. 1;
Ham., ii. 2; brevity the soul of, Ham., ii. 2; a bitter
sweeting, R. & J., ii. 4; pared on both sides, Lear, i. 4 ;
more man than, Lear, ii. 4; depends on time, Oth., ii. 3;
waits on fear, Ven. & Ad., 1. 690. See also WITS.

Witchcraft, of Sycorax, Temp.. i. 2; allusions to,
Merry Wives, iv. 2; Com. of Er., i. 2. ii. 2, iii. 2; Tw. Nt.,
iii. 4; 1 H. VI., i. 5, "Blood will I draw;" a witch was
supposed to be rendered powerless by loss of blood; 1
H. VI., v. 3, "Monarch of the north; Ziminar, a devil
invoked by witches; other allusions to, 2 H. VI., i. 2, 4,
ii. 1-4; accusation of, R. III., iii. 4; charm against (God
save her), H. VIII., v. 4; incantations of, Mac., i. 3,
iv. 1.
Witch(es), Sycorax, Temp.; of Brentford, the, Merry
Wives, iv. 2; beards of, Merry Wives, iv. 2; Ephesus full
of, Com. of Er., i. 3; Joan of Arc accused of being a, 1
H. VI., i. 5; the Duchess of Gloucester accused, 2 H.
VI., ii. 3; Edward's wife a, R. III., iii. 4; an Egyptian,
Oth., iii. 4; images of wax made by. See under WAX.
Witches, the, or the Three Weird Sisters, characters
in Mac.

Witching-time, of night, Ham., iii. 2.
Withers, our, are unwrung, Ham., iii. 2.

Withold, Saint, footed thrice the wold, Lear, iii. 4.

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Wolf (wolves), thy currish spirit governed a, M. of V.,
iv. 1; Irish, As You Like It, v. 2; have done offices of
pity, Winter's T., ii. 3; to make a, 2 H. IV., i. 2; eat
like, H. V., iii. 7; in sheep's array, 1 H. VI., i. 3; Eng-
lish, 1 H. VI., i. 6; arouse the jades that drag the night,
2 H. VI., iv. 1; loves the lamb, Cor., ii. 1; sentinels of
murder, Mac., ii. 1.

Wolsey, Thomas, Archbishop of York and cardinal,
character in H. VIII.

Woman (women), reason of a, Two Gent., i. 2; a fat,
Com. of Er., iii. 2; a jealous, Com. of Er., v. 1; graces of
a, Much Ado, ii. 3; fortune's gifts to, As You Like It, i.
2; curiosity and impatience of, As You Like It, iii. 2,
"Doublet and hose in my disposition;" caprices of, As
You Like It, iii. 2; wit of, As You Like It, iv. 1; of the
world (married), As You Like It, v. 3; tongue of a, Tam.
of S., i. 2, "Why came I hither," etc.; duty of a, Tam.
of S., v. 2; offer of love from a, Tw. Nt., iii. 1, 4; a, born
to fears, K. J., iii. 1; mood of a, 1 H. IV., i. 3; a, there-
fore to be won, 1 H. VI., v. 3; was ever, in this humour
won, R. III., i. 2; shallow-changing, R. III., iv. 4;
answer of a, Tr. & Cr., i. 1; a mannish, Tr. & Cr., iii. 3;
ambition of a Roman, Cor., i. 3; she is a, therefore, Tit.
And., ii. 1; an unsexed, Mac., i. 5; to play the, Mac., iv.
3; one not born of, Mac., v. 5; a name for frailty, Ham.,
i. 2; O most pernicious, Ham, i. 5; painting and affecta-
tions of, Ham., iii. 1; tears the weapons of, Lear, ii. 4;
deformity in, Lear, iv. 2; will of, Lear, iv. 6; voice of,
Lear, v. 3; the devil will not eat a, A. & C., v. 2; in-
constancy of, Cymb., i. 6, ii. 4, 5; all faults in, Cymb.,
ii. 5; in man's attire, Cumb., iii. 4, 6; who can read a,
Cymb., v. 5; a man with the beauty of a, Sonnet xx.;
wooing of a, Sonnet xli.; admiration for, Temp., iii. 1;
in man's attire, Julia in the Two Gent.; Rosalind in As
You Like It; Viola in Tw. Nt.; Imogen in Cymb.;
curiosity of, Two Gent., i. 2; love of, for gifts-scorn
what best contents them-are won by a tongue--the
only virtue of, Two Gent., iii. 1; three things hated by,
Two Gent., iii. 2; frailty of, M. for M., ii. 4; an oath not
to see, L.'s L.'s L., i. 1, ii. 1; like German clocks, L.'s
L.'s L., iii. 1, end; are books and academes, L.'s L.'s L.,
iv. 3; keen tongues of, L.'s L.'s L., v. 2; were not made
to woo, M. N. D., ii. 2; kindness in, Tam. of S., iv. 2;
ornaments of, Tam, of S., iv. 3; should be submissive,
Tam. of S., v. 2; one good in ten, All's Well, i. 3; easily
captivated, Tu. Nt., ii. 2; should marry men older than
themselves--less fickle than men-are as roses-love of,
Tw. Nt., ii. 4; are won by valour, Tw. Nt., iii. 2; how
influenced-treachery of-office that becomes, Winter's
T., i. 2; stopping the tongues of-a scolding, Winter's T.,
ii. 3; war of, R. II., ii. 1; Welsh, 1 H. IV., i. 1; secrets
with, 1 H. IV., ii. 3; the son of a, and yet with fewer
words than a parrot, 1 H. IV., ii. 4; shrewd tempters, 1
H. VI., i. 2; beauty, virtue, and government in-the
queen unlike, 3 H. VI., i. 4; when men are ruled by,
R. III., i. 1; won by flattery, R. III., iv. 1; love emi-
nence, H. VIII., ii. 3; are angels when wooed, Tr. &
Cr., i. 2, end; that they had men's privileges-constancy
in, Tr. & Cr., iii. 2; light, Tr. & Cr., iv. 5; are governed
by the eyes, Tr. & Cr., v. 2; hearing praise of valour,
Cor., i. 9; a deputation of, Cor., v. 3; tears of, Cor., v. 6;
Lucrece, 1. 1137; Roman custom for, Jul. Cæs., i. 2; in
keeping counsel-weak-hearted, Jul. Cæs., ii. 4; will all
turn monsters if, etc., Lear, iii. 1; sarcasms on, Oth., ii.
1; Venetian, Oth., iii. 3; tears of, Oth., iv. 1; unkindness
to, A. & C., i. 2; charms of a, A. & C., ii. 2; criticism of


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