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This book is intended to be an index of the phraseology of Shakespeare ; a concordance of phrases rather than of words. Its plan is to take every sentence from his dramatic works which contains an important thought, with so much of the context as preserves the sense, and to put each sentence under its principal words, arranged in alphabetical order. Some of the sentences it did not seem necessary to repeat as often as this plan might allow.
The text of Messrs. Clark and Wright has been followed, with the exception of the change of the final 'd to ed.
At the end of the book comparative readings are given from the texts of Dyce, Knight, Singer, Staunton, and Richard Grant White.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May, 1881.
SHAKESPEARE PHRASE BOOK.
ABANDON. – You clown, abandon, - which is in the vulgar leave, the society As You Like It, v. I.
Abandon the society of this female, or, clown, thou perishest
ii. 1. He hath abandoned his physicians .
All's Well, i. 1. ABATEMENT. — Falls into abatement and low price, Even in a minute
Twelfth Night, i. i. This would' changes And hath abatements and delays
Hamlet, iv. 7. ABBOMINABLE. - - This is abhominable, — which he would call abbominable Love's L. Lost, v. 1. ABBOTS. - See thou shake the bags Of hoarding abbots .
King Yohn, iii. 3. A-BED. — Not to be a-bed after midnight is to be up betimes
Twelfth Night, ii. 3. But for your company, I would have been a-bed an hour ago
Romeo and Juliet, iii. 4. ABEL. – Be thou cursed Cain, To slay thy brother Abel, if thou wilt
· i Henry VI. i. Which blood, like sacrificing Abel's, cries
Richard II. i. 1. ABET. — And you that do abet him in this kind Cherish rebellion
ii. 3. ABETTING him to thwart me in my mood
Com. of Errors, ii. 2. ABHOMINABLE. — This is abhominable, which he would call abbominable . Love's L. Lost, v. 1. ABHOR. – W - Whom she hath in all outward behaviours seemed ever to abhor
Much Ado, ii. 3. I abhor such fanatical phantasimes.
Love's L. Lost, v. 1. If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me
Othello, i. 1. It doth abhor me now I speak the word
iv. 2. ABHORRED. --- But if one present The abhorred ingredient to his eye.
Winter's Tale, ii. i. More abhorred Than spotted livers in the sacrifice
Troi, and Cress. v. 3. Boils and plagues Plaster you o'er, that you may be abhorred
Coriolanus, i. 4. His name remains To the ensuing age abhorred With all the abhorred births below crisp heaven
Timon of Athens, iv. 3. O abhorred spirits ! Not all the whips of heaven are large enough And that the lean abhorred monster keeps Thee here in dark
Romeo and Juliet, v. 3. And now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it
Hamlet, v. 1. Who, having seen me in my worst estate, Shunned my abhorred society
King Lear, v. 3, It is I That all the abhorred things o' the earth amend By being worse than they. Cymbeline, v. 5. ABide. — By my troth, I cannot abide the smell of hot meat since
Merry Wives, i. 1. When you depart from me, sorrow abides and happiness takes his leave .
Much Ado, i. 1. Abide me, if thou darest ; for well I wot Thou runn'st before me
Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2. A' could never abide carnation ; 't was a colour he never liked
Henry V. ii. 3. Let no man abide this deed, But we the doers .
Julius Cæsar, iii. i. If it be found so, some will dear abide it. ABILITIES. – Your abilities are too infant-like for doing much alone.
Coriolanus, ii. 1. All our abilities, gifts, natures, shapes, Severals and generals of grace exact . Troi. and Cress. i. 3. I will do All my abilities in thy behalf.
Othello, iii. 3. ABILITY. -- Policy of mind, Ability in means and choice of friends
Much Ado, iv. 1. Out of my lean and low ability I 'll lend you something .
Twelfth Night, iii. 4. Any thing, my lord, That my ability may undergo
Winter's Tale, ii. 3. ABJECT. – To make a loathsome abject scorn of me
Com. of Errors, iv. 4.