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CREDIT - What shall I say? My credit now stands on such slippery ground Julius Cæsar, iji. 1. CREDITOR. — The glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use
Meas. for Meas. i. 1. Within this wall of flesh There is a soul counts thee her creditor
King John, iii. 3. CREDULITY. - Whose ignorant credulity will not Come up to the truth
Winter's Tale, ii. 1. Credulous.-We are soft as our complexions are, And credulous to false prints Meas. for Meas. ii. 4. Work on, My medicine, work! Thus credulous fools are caught
Othello, iv. 1. CREEP. - You know that love Will creep in service where it cannot go Two Gen. of Verona, iv. 2. He cannot creep into a halfpenny purse, nor into a pepper-box .
Merry Wives, iii. 5. The idea of her life shall sweetly creep Into his study of imagination
Much Ado, iv. 1. Here will we sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears
. Mer. of Venice, v. I. Come as humbly as they used to creep To holy altars
Troi. and Cress. iii. 3. How some men creep in skittish fortune's hall, Whiles others play the idiots in her eyes! To-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
Macbeth, v. 3. CREEPING. - Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time
As You Like It, ii. 7. Creeping like snail Unwillingly to school
ii. 7. What incidency thou dost guess of harm Is creeping toward me.
Winter's Tale, i. 2. Behold the threaden sai.s, Borne with the invisible and creeping wind
Henry V. ii. Prol. Creeping murmur and the poring dark Fills the wide vessel of the universe
iv. Prol. Crept. — No sooner was I crept out of my
2 Henry VI. iv. 9. Since I am crept in favour with myself, I will maintain it with little cost
Richard III. i. 2. His conscience Has crept too near another lady
Henry VIII. ii. 2. The deep of night is crept upon our talk, And nature must obey necessity Julius Cæsar, iv. 3. CRESCENT. For nature, crescent, does not grow alone In thews and bulk
3 My powers are crescent, and my auguring hope Says it will come to the full . Ant. and Cleo. ii. 1,
Then of a crescent note, expected to prove so worthy as since he hath been allowed Cymbeline, i. 4. CRESCIVE. — Unseen, yet crescive in his faculty.
Henry Viii. CRESSETS. — The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes, Of burning cressets i Henry IV. jji. 1. CREST. - Beauty's crest becomes the heavens well.
Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. Like coats in heraldry, Due but to one and crowned with one crest
Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2. Make him fall His crest, that prouder than blue Iris bends
Troi. and Cress: i. 3. On whose bright crest Fame with her loud'st Oyes Cries, “This is he" Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests ; I bear a charmed life
Macbeth, v. 8. CREST-FALLEN. - 'Till I were as crest-fallen as a dried pear
Merry Wives, iv. 5. Crew. – A crew of patches, rude mechanicals, That work for bread
Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2. Takes on the point of honour to support So dissolute a crew.
Richard II. v. 3. There are a crew of wretched souls That stay his cure
cbeth, iv. 3. CRIB. Let a beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shall stand at the king's mess Hamlet, v. 2. CRIBBED. — Now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears Macbeth, iii. 4. Cricket. – I will tell it softly; Yond crickets shall not hear it
Winter's Tale, ii. 1. Shall we be merry?- As merry as crickets, my lad
i Henry IV. ii. 4. I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry
Macbeth, ii. 2. The crickets sing, and man's o'erlaboured sense Repairs itself by rest
Cymbeline, ii. 2. CRIED. — Hitting a grosser quality, is cried up For our best act
Henry VIII. i. 2. When that the poor have cried, Cæsar hath wept
Julius Cæsar, iii. 2. Cries. – Environed me about, and howled in mine ears Such hideous cries
Richard III. i. 4. That which cries, ‘Thus thou must do, if thou have it!
Macbeth, i. 5. Lay on, Macduff, And damned be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!'
v. 8. CRIME. – How may likeness made in crimes, Making practice on the times Meas. for Meas. iii. 2. So it is sometimes, Glory grows guilty of detested crimes
Love's L. Lost, iv. 1. Our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues
All's Well, iv. 3. But mightier crimes are laid unto your charge .
2 Henry VI. iii. i. I have no relish of them, but abound In the division of each several crime
Macbeth, iv. 3. Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away
Hamlet, i. 5. Having ever seen in the prenominate crimes The youth you breathe of guilty
ii. 1. He took my father grossly, full of bread ; With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May Every hour He flashes into one gross crime or other, That sets us all at odds . . King Lear, i. 3. Tremble, thou wretch, That hast within thee undivulged crimes, Unwhipped of justice
Crime. – You justicers, that these our nether crimes So speedily can venge!. King Lear, iv. 2. CRIMSON. – A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty.
Henry V. v. 2. Beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks .
Romeo and Juliet, v. 3. Cripple. — To skip o'er the meshes of good counsel the cripple
Mer. of Venice, i. 2. And chide the cripple tardy-gaited night.
Henry V. iv. Prol. Crisped.—Those crisped snaky golden locks Which make such wanton gambols Mer. of Venice, ii. 2. CRISPIAN. – This day is called the feast of Crispian
Henry V. iv. 3. Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian Crispin. — And show his scars, And say, 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day'
iv. 3. And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world Then call we this the field of Agincourt, Fought on the day of Crispin
iv. 7. Critic. – A critic, nay, a night-watch constable
Love's L. Lost, iii. 1. Nestor play at push-pin with the boys, And critic Timon laugh at idle toys! Do not give advantage To stubborn critics, apt, without a theme
Troi, and Cress. v. 2. CRITICAL. Do not put me to 't; For I am nothing, if not critical
Othello, ii. 1. CROAK. – I would croak like a raven ; I would bode, I would bode .
Troi. and Cress. v. 2. Croak not, black angel ; I have no food for thee .
King Lear, iii. 6. CROCODILE. – As the mournful crocodile With sorrow snares relenting passengers 2 Henry VI. ii. 1. Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile
Othello, iv. 1. What manner o' thing is your crocodile? - It is shaped, sir, like itself Ant. and Cleo. ii. 7. Cromwell, I charge thee, Aling away ambition: By that sin fell the angels Henry VIII. iii. 2.
Then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr ,
King yohn, iii. 1. Foul, indigested lump, As crooked in thy manners as thy shape
2 Henry VI. v. 1. Let our crooked smokes climb to their nostrils From our blest altars
Cymbeline, v. 5. CROOK-KNEED, and dew-lapped like Thessalian bulls
Mid. N. Dream, iv. 1. Crop. — Wildly grows in them, but yields a crop As if it had been sowed
Cymbeline, iv. 2. Cross. - I rather choose To cross my friend in his intended drift Two Gen. of Verona, iii. s. If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way
Much Ado, i. 3. We cannot cross the cause why we were born
Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. Let us teach our trial patience, Because it is a customary cross
Mid. N. Dream, i. 1. O cross! too high to be enthralled to low. – Or else misgraffed in respect of years
. i. 1. I should bear no cross if I did bear you, for I think you have no money. As You Like It, ii. 4. When did she cross thee with a bitter word ?
Tam. of the Shrew, ii. 1. Nor hast thou pleasure to be cross in talk
ii. I. You Pilates Have here delivered me to my sour cross
Richard II. iv. 1. Under whose blessed cross We are impressed and engaged to fight
i Henry IV. i. 1. Which fourteen hundred years ago were nailed For our advantage on the bitter cross
This is it that makes me bridle passion And bear with mildness my misfortune's cross 3 Henry VI. iv. 4. Crossed.- I have little wealth to lose: A man I am crossed with adversity Two Gen. of Verona, iv. 1. Evermore crossed and crossed ; nothing but crossed !
Tam. of the Shrew, iv. 5. Crosses. – He speaks the mere contrary; crosses love not him
Love's L. Lost, i. 2. We are on the earth, Where nothing lives but crosses, cares, and grief
Richard II. ii. 2. You are too impatient to bear crosses .
2 Henry IV. i. 2. What perils past, what crosses to ensue
ii. 1. Our crosses on the way Have made it tedious, wearisome, and heavy.
Richard III. ii. 1. I am old now, And these same crosses spoil me
King Lear, v. 3. After all my crosses, Thou givest me somewhat to repair myself
Pericles, ii. 1. CROSSING. – Of many men I do not bear these crossings
i Henry IV. ij. 1. There is no crossing him in 's humour
Timon of Athens, i. 2. CROSSNESS. - Rather than she will bate one breath of her accustomed crossness Much Ado, ii. 3. CROTCHET. — Faith, thou hast some crotchets in thy head
Merry Wives, ii. 1. Why, these are very crotchets that he speaks ; Note, notes, forsooth, and nothing Much Ado, ii. 3. CROUCH. - Should famine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment
Henry V. i. Prol. Must I stand and crouch Under your testy humour ?
Julius Cæsar, iv. 3. Crow. - For a good wager, first begins to crow
Tempest, ii. 1.
. i. 4. iii. 1.
Crow. -- I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me
Much Ado, i. 1. And crows are fatted with the murrion flock
Mid. N. Dream, ii. 1. The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark When neither is attended
Mer. of Venice, v. 1. My lungs began to crow like chanticleer .
As You Like It, ii. 7. E’en a crow o’ the same nest; not altogether so great as the first in goodness . All's Well, iv. 3. To thrill and shake Even at the crying of your nation's crow.
King John, v. 2. He'll yield the crow a pudding one of these days
Henry V. ii. 1. The busy day, Waked by the lark, hath roused the ribald crows
Troi. and Cress. iv. 2. Bring in The crows to peck the eagles
Coriolanus, iii. s. I will make thee think thy swan a crow
Romeo and Juliet, i. 2. So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows
i. 5. Light thickens; and the crow Makes wing to the rooky wood
Macbeth, üi. 2. There with fantastic garlands did she come Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies
Hamlet, iv. 7. CROWN. – Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword .
Meas. for Meas. ii. 2. Against our laws, Against my crown, my oath, my dignity
Com. of Errors, i. 1. From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, he is all mirth
Much Ado, iii. 2. Crowns him with flowers, and makes him all her joy
Mid. N. Dream, ii. 1. It becomes The throned monarch better than his crown
Mer. of Venice, iv. 1. The fine's the crown; Whate'er the course, the end is the renown
All's Well, iv. 4. Within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Richard II. iii. 2. Now is this golden crown like a deep well We must have bloody noses and cracked crowns, And pass them current too . i Henry IV. ii. 3. Then happy low, lie down! Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown
2 Henry IV. iii. 1. 'T is not the balm, the sceptre, and the ball, The sword, the mace, the crown imperial Henry V. iv. 1. Contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill 2 Henry VI. iv. 7. Do but think How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown
3 Henry VI. i 2. A crown, or else a glorious tomb! A sceptre, or an earthly sepulchre ! My crown is called content; A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy. To whom the heavens in thy nativity Adjudged an olive branch and laurel crown
iv. 6. Fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, Without my stir
Macbeth, i. 3. Fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty !
i. 5. Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown, And put a barren sceptre in my gripe With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools
iii. 4. Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo; down! Thy crown does sear mine eyeballs
Thou hadst little wit in thy bald crown, when thou gavest thy golden one away King Lear, i. 4. Crowned.–Like coats in heraldry, Due but to one and crowned with one crest Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2.
As if allegiance in their bosoms sat, Crowned with faith and constant loyalty Henry V. i. 2. In some sort, these wants of mine are crowned, That I account them blessings Timon of Athens, ii. 2. He would be crowned: How that might change his nature, there 's the question Julius Cæsar, ii. 1. This grief is crowned with consolation
Ant. and Cleo. i. 2. Crowner. – The crowner hath sat on her, and finds it Christian burial
Hamlet, v. 1. Is this law? — Ay, marry, is 't; crowner's quest law Cruel. — By thee beguiled, By cruel cruel thee quite overthrown !
Romeo and Juliet, iv. 5. Cruel are the times, when we are traitors And do not know ourselves
Macbeth, iv. 2. Let me be cruel, not unnatural: I will speak daggers to her, but use none .
Hamlet, iii. 2. I must be cruel, only to be kind : Thus bad begins and worse remains behind I that am cruel am yet merciful; I would not have thee linger in thy pain
Othello, v. 2. Cruell'st. - Lady, you are the cruell'st she alive
Twelfth Night, i. 5. CRUELTY. Pierced through the heart with your stern cruelty
Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2. This is no answer, thou unfeeling man, To excuse the current of thy cruelty Mer. of Venice, iv. 1. The youth bears in his visage no great presage of cruelty .
Twelfth Night, iii. 2. When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner Henry V.ï. 6. "T is a cruelty To load a falling man
Henry VIII. v. 3. Fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! .
Macbeth, i. To fright you thus, methinks, I am too savage ; To do worse to you were fell cruelty
iv. 2. CRUSADOES. - Believe me, I had rather have lost my purse Full of crusadoes
Othello, iii. 4.
CRUSH. - I pray, come and crush a cup of wine.
Romeo and Juliet, i. 2.
Cymbeline, i. 1.
. All's Well, iv. 3.
Henry V. u. 7.
Richard III. ü. 4.
King Lear, i.
Troi. and Cress. v. 1.
Henry VII. i. 1.
Much Ado, ii. 1.
Tempest, i. 2.
Merry Wives, iii. i.
Winter's Tale, iii. 3.
Coriolanus, iii. 3.
Julius Cæsar, iii. s.
Macbeth, v. 5.
King Lear, iv. 6.
Othello, v. 1.
Merry W’ives, ii. 1.
Love's L. Lost, v. 2.
Mid. N. Dream, ii. 1.
Mer. of Venice, v. 1.
All's Well, i. 3.
1 Henry IV. üli 2.
Ant. Cleo. ii. 6.
Mer of Venice, ii. 2.
Hamlet, v. 1.
Much Ado, v. 4.
Troi, and Cress. iii. 3.
Merry Wives, iii. 2.
Mid. N. Dream, iii. 1.
Henry V. iii. 6.
King Lear, i. 2.
Othello, i. 2.
Henry IV. iv. 1.
Love's L. Lost, v. I.
Timon of Athens, iii. 6.
Two Gen. of Verona, iv. 2.
Meas. for Meas. iii. 1.
Much Ado, ii. 2.
CUNNING. – To sell a bargain well is as cunning as fast and loose
Love's L. Lost, üi. 1. With cunning hast thou filched my daughter's heart
Mid. N. Dream, i. 1. You do advance your cunning more and more. When truth kills truth, O devilish-holy fray! iii. 2. Cunning in music and the mathematics
Tam. of the Shrew, ii. 1. Cunning in Greek, Latin, and other languages
ii. 1. Whose red and white Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on
Twelfth Night, i. 5. An I thought he had been valiant and so cunning in fence
iii. 4. You may think my love was crafty love, And call it cunning .
King John, iv. I. Guided by thee hitherto And of thy cunning had no diffidence
i Henry VI. iii. 3. He prettily and aptly taunts himself; So cunning and so young is wonderful Richard III. iii. 1. I am a simple woman, much too weak To oppose your cunning.
Henry VIII. ii. 4. We understand not one another: I am too courtly, and thou art too cunning Troi. and Cress. iii. 1. Your silence, Cunning in dumbness, from my weakness draws My very soul of counsel Shame not these woods, By putting on the cunning of a carper.
Timon of Athens, iv. 3. Well digested in the scenes, set down with as much modesty as cunning.
Hamlet, ii. 2. Soft ! let me see: We'll make a solemn wager on your cunnings
iv. 7. Time shall unfold whiat plaited cunning hides : Who cover faults, at last shame them derides Lear, i. i. If he be not one that truly loves you, That errs in ignorance and not in cunning. Othello, iii. 3. She hath such a celerity in dying. She is cunning past man's thought
Ant. and Cleo. i. 2. In our sports, my better cunning faints Under his chance .
ii. 3. Virtue and cunning were endowments greater Than nobleness and riches
Pericles, iii. 2. CUNNINGLY. - Do it so cunningly That my discovery be not aimed at Two Gen. of Verona, iii. 4. Will out, Though ne'er so cunningly you smother it
i Henry VI. iv. 1. A still and dumb-discoursive devil, That tempts most cunningly
Troi. and Cress. iv. 4. Cup. – I think you all have drunk of Circe's cup
Com. of Errors, v. I. Therefore welcome the sour cup of prosperity !
Love's L. Lost, i. 1. Mightst bespice a cup, To give mine enemy a lasting wink
W'inter's Tale, There may be in the cup A spider steeped, and one may drink
ii. 1. A coward is worse than a cup of sack with lime in it
1 Henry IV. . How chances mock, And changes fill the cup of alteration With divers liquors! 2 Henry IV. jj. 1. Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered
Henry V. iv. 3. Far beyond a prince's delicates, His viands sparkling in a golden cup
3 Henry VI. ii. 5. One that loves a cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying Tiber in 't
Coriolanus, ii. 1. I pray, come and crush a cup of wine
Romeo and Juliet, i. 2. All friends shall taste The wages of their virtue, and all foes The cup of their deservings K. Lear, v. 3. Every inordinate cup is unblessed, and the ingredient is a devil
Othello, ii. 3. CUPBOARDING. - Idle and unactive, Still cupboarding the viand
Coriolanus, i. 1. CUPID. - Now is Cupid a child of conscience; he makes restitution.
Merry Wives, v. 5. Cupid is a good hare-finder and Vulcan a rare carpenter
Much Ado, i. If we can do this, Cupid is no longer an archer: his glory shall be ours.
ii. 1. Of this matter Is little Cupid's crafty arrow made, That only wounds by hearsay
iii. i. Then loving goes by haps : Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. He hath twice or thrice cut Cupid's bow-string, and the little hang-man dare not shoot at him iii. 2. I think scorn to sigh: methinks I should outswear Cupid.
Love's L. Lost, i. 2. Cupid's butt-shaft is too hard for Hercules' club .
i. 2. He is Cupid's grandfather, and learns news of him
ii. 1. This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid ; Regent of love-rhymes, lord of folded arms. Shot, by heaven! Proceed, sweet Cupid : thou hast thumped him with thy bird-bolt
iv. 3. Rhymes are guards on wanton Cupid's hose: Disfigure not his slop
iv. 3. I swear to thee, by Cupid's strongest bow, By his best arrow
Mid. N. Dream, i. s. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind ; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind i 1. Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all armed
ii. 1. Cupid's fiery shaft Quenched in the chaste beams of the watery moon Yet marked I where the bolt of Cupid fell : It fell upon a little western flower
ii. 1. Hit with Cupid's archery, Sink in apple of his eye.
111. 2. Cupid is a knavish lad, Thus to make poor females mad
ni. Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy
Mler. of Venice, ji. 6.