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AMBITION. — This is the period of my ambition : O this blessed hour!

Merry Wives, iii. 3. Full of ambition, an envious emulator of every man's good parts

. As You Like It, i. 1. Who doth ambition shun And loves to live i' the sun

ii. 5. Urge them while their souls Are capable of this ambition

King John, ii. 1. Thoughts tending to ambition, they do plot Unlikely wonders

Richard II. v. 5. Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk!.

i Henry IV. v. 4. Go forward and be choked with thy ambition !.

i Henry VI. ii. 4. Choked with ambition of the meaner sort

ii. 5. Pride went before, ambition follows him .

2 Henry VI. i. 1. These days are dangerous: Virtue is choked with foul ambition

iii. s. I charge thee, fling away ambition : By that sin fell the angels

Henry VIII, iii. 2. Love and meekness, lord, Become a churchman better than ambition

V. 3. Force him with praises : pour in, pour in ; his ambition is dry

Troi, and Cress. ii. 3. But 't is a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder

Fulius Cæsar, ii. 1. There is tears for his love; joy for his fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his ambition iii. 2. Ambition should be made of sterner stuff

iii. 2. Thou wouldst be great; Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it Macbeth, i. 5. But only Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on the other Thriftless ambition, that will ravin up Thine own life's means !

ii. 4. I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality that it is but a shadow's shadow. Hamlet, ii. 2. And shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it

ui. 2. Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue

Othello, iii. 3. Ambition, The soldier's virtue, rather makes choice of loss

Ant. and Cleo. ii. 1. AMBITIOUS.- I would not be ambitious in my wish, To wish myself much better Mer. of Venice, iii. 2. O that I were a fool! I am ambitious for a motley coat.

As You Like It, ij. 7. O’ercome with pride, ambitious past all thinking, Self-loving .

Coriolanus, iv. 6. As he was valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him Julius Cæsar, iii. 2. But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man

iii. 2. The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream

Hamlet, ii. 2. I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious AMBLES. - Sir, your wit ambles well ; it goes easily

Much Ado, v. I. I'll tell you who Time ambles withal, who Time trots withal.

As You Like It, ii. 2. You jig, you amble, and you lisp, and nickname God's creatures

Hamlet, iii. I. AMBLING. — And want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph . Richard III. i. 1. Give me a torch: I am not for this ambling

Romeo and Juliet, i. 4. AMBUSH. Who would have suspected an ambush where I was taken?

All's Well, iv. 3. Once did I lay an ambush for

Richard II. i. 1. AMEN. — Let me say "amen' betimes, lest the devil cross my prayer

Mer. of Venice, iii. 1. Will no man say amen ? Am I both priest and clerk? well then, amen

Richard II. iv. 1. I have said my prayers and devil Envy say Amen

Troi. and Cress. ii. 3. One cried 'God bless us!' and 'Amen' the other

Macbeth, ii. 2. Listening their fear, I could not say • Amen,' When they did say .God bless us!'

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ii. 2. AMEND. — God amend us, God amend! we are much out o' the way

Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. You must amend your drunkenness

Twelfth Night, ii. 5. Do thou amend thy face, and I'll amend my life

i Henry IV. ii. 3. Amended. - I must excuse What cannot be amended

Coriolanus. iv. 7. AMENDMENT. - I see a good amendment of life in thee

i Henry IV. i. 2. AMES-ACE. — I had rather be in this choice than throw ames-ace for my life All's Well, ii. 3. Amiss. — For never any thing can be amiss, When simpleness and duty tender it Mid. N. Dream, v. 1. Seven times tried that judgement is, That did never choose amiss

Mer. of Venice, ii. 9. Why, nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal

Tam. of the Shrew, i. 2. For that which thou hast sworn to do amiss Is not amíss when it is truly done. King John, iii. 1. As sin's true nature is, Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss .

Hamlet, iv. 5. Nor know I aught By me that's said or done amiss this night

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Mer. of Venice, iii. 4. Deep-sworn faith, peace, amity, true love

King John, iii. 1. The amity that wisdom knits not, folly may easily untie

Troi. and Cress. ii. 3. How, in one house, Should many people, under two commands, Hold amity?. King Lear, ii. 4. Amplify. – To amplify too much, would make much more, And top extremity Is 't not meet That I did amplify my judgement in Other conclusions ?

. Cymbeline, i. 5. ANATOMIZE. – Should I anatomize him to thee as he is, I must blush and weep As You Like It, i. 1. ANATOMIZED. – The wise man's folly is anatomized Even by the squandering glances of the fool ii. 7. ANATOMY. – A mere anatomy, a mountebank, A threadbare juggler

Com. of Errors, v. 1. And rouse from sleep that fell anatomy Which cannot hear a lady's feeble voice King John, iii. 4. In what vile part of this anatomy Doth my name lodge ?

Romeo and Juliet, in. 3. ANCESTORS. — All his ancestors that come after him may.

Merry Wives, i. 1. She lies buried with her ancestors; (), in a tomb where never scandal slept Much Ado, v. 1. An honour 'longing to our house, Bequeathed down from many ancestors All's Well, iv. 2. Yielded with compromise That which his noble ancestors achieved with blows. Richard II. ii. 1. Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.

. 1 Henry IV. v. 2. Times that you shall look upon When I am sleeping with my ancestors 2 Henry IV. iv. 4. Look back into your mighty ancestors.

Henry V. i. 2. For Romans now Have thews and limbs like to their ancestors

Julius Casar, i. 3. My ancestors did from the streets of Rome The Tarquin drive

ii. I. Give him a statue with his ancestors ... ANCESTRY. - Now, by the honour of my ancestry, I do applaud thy spirit Two Gen. of Verona, v. 4. Not proppe by ancestry, whose grace Chalks successors their way

. Henry VIII. i. 1. ANCHISES. - As did Æneas old Anchises bear, So bear I thee.

. 2 Henry VI. v. 2. Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Anchises bear

Julius Cæsar, i. 2. ANCHOR. — The anchor is deep: will that humour pass?..

Merry Wives, i. 3. You had much ado to make his anchor hold: When you cast out, it still came home Winter's Tale, i. 2. Nothing so certain as your anchors, who Do their best office, if they can but stay you The cable broke, the holding-anchor lost, And half our sailors swallowed in the flood 3 Henry VI. v. 4. Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, Inestimable stones .

Richard III. i. 4. An anchor's cheer in prison be my scope !

Hamlet, iii. 2. There would he anchor his aspect and die With looking on his life.

Ant. and Cleo. i. 5. ANCIENT. — He smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell.

Tempest, ii. 2. I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him

Mer. of Venice, i. 3. As an ancient tale new told, And in the last repeating troublesome.

King John, iv. I. Ten times more dishonourable ragged than an old faced ancient

i Henry IV. iv. 2. Thy old groans ring yet in my ancient ears

. Romeo and Juliet, ii. 3. Ancient damnation! O most wicked fiend Let's then determine With the ancient of war on our proceedings

King Lear, v. 1. This is my ancient; this is my right hand, and this is my left: I am not drunk now . Othello, ii. 3. ANDIRONS. – Her andirons - I had forgot them were two winking Cupids Of silver Cymbeline, ii. 4. Angel. — Though ne'er so black, say they have angels' faces

Two Gen. of Verona, iii. 1. She has all the rule of her husband's purse: he hath a legion of angels . Merry Wives, i. 3. Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep. Meas. for Meas. ii. 2. Let's write good angel on the devil's horn ; ’T is not the devil's crest O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side!. He that came behind you, sir, like an evil angel

Com. of Errors, iv. 3. It is written, they appear to men like angels of light. Love is a devil: there is no evil angel but Love

Love's L. Lost, i. 2. An angel is not evil; I should have feared her had she been a devil What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?

Mid. N. Dream, iii. I. They have in England A coin that bears the figure of an angel Stamped in gold Mer. of Venice, ii. 7. In his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins. At last I spied An ancient angel coming down the hill

Tam. of the Shrew, iv. 2. What angel shall bless this unworthy husband ?

All's Well, iii. 4. See thou shake the bags Of hoarding abbots; imprisoned angels Set at liberty King John, iii. 3. Then if angels fight, Weak men must fall, for heaven still guards the right . . Richard II. iii. 2.

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i Henry IV. iii. 3. As if an angel dropped down from the clouds, To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus .

iv. I. This bottle makes an angel. – An if it do, take it for thy labour. There is a good angel about him; but the devil outbids him too.

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4. That loves him with that excellence That angels love good men with

Henry VIII. ij. 2. Ye have angels' faces, but heaven knows your hearts I charge thee, fling away ambition : By that sin fell the angels Sir, as I have a soul, she is an angel

iv. 1. Women are angels, wooing: Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing Troi. and Cress. i. 2. Courtiers as free, as debonair, unarmed, As bending angels She speaks: 0, speak again, bright angel! .

Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2. Her body sleeps in Capel's monument, And her immortal part with angels lives His virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued .

Macbeth, i. 7. Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell Angels and ministers of grace defend us! Be thou a spirit of health

. Hamlet, i. 4. In action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!

ii. 2. Help, angels! Make assay! Bow, stubborn knees That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this A ministering angel shall my sister be, When thou liest howling Good night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest ! Croak not, black angel; I have no food for thee

King Lear, iii. 6. O, the more angel she, And you the blacker devil !

Othello, v. 2. Curse his better angel from his side, And fall to reprobation ANGER. — Never till this day Saw I him touched with anger so distempered

Tempest, iv. 1. He both pleases men and angers them, and then they laugh at him and beat him. Much Ado, ii. i. The moon, the governess of floods, Pale in her anger, washes all the air . Mid. N. Dream, ii. 1. Look, here comes the duke. — With his eyes full of anger.

As You Like It, i. 3. O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip! Twelfth Night, iii. 1. Sometime he angers me With telling me of the moldwarp and the ant

i Henry IV. ii. 1. This is the deadly spite that angers me Anger is like A full-hot horse; who being allowed his way Self-mettle tires him . Henry VIII. i. 1. Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding :

Coriolanus, iv. 2. To be in anger is impiety; But who is man that is not angry?

Timon of Athens, iii. 5. Let grief Convert to anger ; blunt not the heart, enrage it .

Macbeth, iv. 3. Looked he frowningly? – A countenance more in sorrow than in anger

Hamlet, i. 2. Know you no reverence ? — Yes, sir; but anger hath a privilege

King Lear, ii. 2. Never anger made good guard for itself

Ant. and Cleo. iv. i. ANGERED. — 'T would have angered any heart alive

Macbeth, iii. 6. That being angered, her revenge being nigh, Bade her wrong stay and her displeasure fly Othello, ii. 1. I am sprited with a fool, Frighted, and angered worse

Cymbeline, ii. 3. ANGLER. - Nero is an angler in the lake of darkness

King Lear, iji. 6. ANGLING. — I am angling now, Though you perceive me not how I give line. Winter's Tale, i. 2.

The pleasant'st angling is to see the fish Cut with her golden oars the silver stream Much Ado, iii. 1. 'T was merry when You wagered on your angling

Ant. and Cleo. ij. 5. ANGRY. – 0, when she is angry, she is keen and shrewd !

Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2. More wonderful, when angels are so angry

Richard III. i. 2. Give your dispositions the reins, and be angry at your pleasures

Coriolanus, ii. 1. To be in anger is impiety; But who is man that is not angry?

Timon of Athens, iii. 5. ANGUISH. — Is there no play, To ease the anguish of a torturing hour?. Mid. N. Dream, v. 1. One fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessened by another's anguish Romeo and Juliet, i. 2. Many simples operative, whose power Will close the eye of anguish

King Lear, iv. 4. Why, then, your other senses grow imperfect By your eyes' anguish

iv. 6. O Spartan dog, More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea !

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Love's L. Lost, iv. 2. That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men .

Mer. of Venice, iv, 1. The beauty of the world! the paragon of animals !

Hamlet, ü. 2. But such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.

King Lear, iii. 4. ANNALS. - - If you have writ your annals true, 't is there

Coriolanus, v. 6. ANNOTHANIZE. – Which to annothanize in the vulgar, O base and obscure vulgar! Love's L. Lost, iv. I. ANNOYANCE. – Remove from her the means of all annoyance

Macbeth, v. 1. Like an eagle o'er his aery towers, To souse annoyance that comes near his nest. King John, v. 2. Anointed. — The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans, Liege of all loiterers Love's L. Lost, iii. 1.

Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm off from an anointed king Richard 11. 11. 2. Let not the heavens hear these tell-tale women Rail on the Lord's anointed Richardi 111. iv. 4. Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope The Lord's anointed temple

Macbeth, ii. 3. ANOTHER. – My cousin 's a fool, and thou art another

Much Ado, iii. 4. Sweet fellowship in shame! One drunkard loves another of the name Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. O hell! to choose love by another's eyes.

Mid. V. Dream, i. 1. Here comes another of the tribe: a third cannot be matched

Mer. of Venice, iii. 1. They were all like one another as half-pence are

As You Like It, ii. 2. Pleasure will be paid, one time or another

Twelfth Night, ii. 4. As rheumatic as two dry toasts ; you cannot one bear with another's confirmities 2 Henry IV. j. 4. What is he more than another? - No more than what he thinks he is Troi. and Cress. ii. 3. Now they are clapper-clawing one another; I'll go look on Put not your worthy rage into your tongue; One time will owe another

Coriolanus, iii. 1. One fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessened by another's anguish Romeo and Juliet, i. 2. Lend to each man enough, that one need not lend to another

Timon of Athens, iii. 6. One woe doth tread upon another's heel, So fast they follow .

Hamlet, iv. 7. Another of his fathom they have none, To lead their business

Othello, i. 1. ANSWER. – I come to answer thy best pleasure

Tempest, i. 2. A silly answer, and fitting well a sheep. This proves me still a sheep Two Gen. of Verona, i. 1. Leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct answer

Meas. for Meas. iv. 2. I will owe thee an answer for that

Much Ado, iii. 3 I do say thou art quick in answers; thou heatest my blood

Love's L. Lost, i. 2. What, will you tear Impatient answers from my gentle tongue !

Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2. Thou art come to answer A stony adversary, an inhuman wretch

Mer. of Venice, iv. 1. We all expect a gentle answer, Jew

iv 1. I'll not answer that: But, say, it is my humour: is it answered ? This is no answer, thou unfeeling man, To excuse the current of thy cruelty

iv. 1. I am not bound to please thee with my answers You are full of pretty answers

As You Like It, ji. 2. Never take her without her answer, unless you take her without her tongue

iv. 1. We that have good wits have much to answer for .

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, i. 1. I am so full of business, I cannot answer thee acutely But for me, I have an answer will serve all men Marry, that's a bountiful answer that fits all questions

ii. 2. By all means stir on the youth to an answer

Twelfth Night, i. 2. I can no other answer make but thanks, And thanks

ii. 3. Then comes answer like an Absey book

King John, i. 1. I'll answer thee in any fair degree, Or chivalrous design of knightly trial

Richard II. i. I. The answer is as ready as a borrower's cap, ‘I am the king's poor cousin, sir' 2 Henry IV. ii. 2. Quite from the answer of his degree

Henry V. iv. 7. We will suddenly Pass our accept and peremptory answer. What means this silence? Dare no man answer in a case of truth?

. 1 Henry VI. ii. 4. Here I stand to answer thee, Or any he the proudest of thy sort

3 Henry VI. ï. 2, Wherefore not afield ? — Because not there: this woman's answer sorts Troi. and Cress. i. I. We are too well acquainted with these answers

ii. 3. Any man that can write may answer a letter

Romeo and Juliet, ii. 4. Answer every man directly. — Ay, and briefly. — Ay, and wisely

Julius Cæsar, iii. 3. You'll rue the time That clogs me with this answer .

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Answer. – 0, answer me! Let me not burst in ignorance .

Hamlet, i. 4. At more considered time we'll read, Answer, and think upon this business

ii. 2. If it shall please you to make me a wholesome answer Such answer as I can make, you shall command He'll not feel wrongs Which tie him to an answer

K’ing Lear, iv. 2. I am not well ; else I should answer From a full-flowing stomach

V. 3 ANSWERED. Would have dark deeds darkly answered

Meas. for Meas. iii. 2. Now methinks You teach me how a beggar should be answered

Mer. of Venice, iv. I. This inust be answered either here or heuce

King John, iv. 2. These faults are easy, quickly answered

2 Henry VI. ii. 1. ANSWEREST. — If thou answerest me not to the purpose, confess thyself

Hamlet, v. J. ANT.–We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no labouring i' the winter King Lear, ii. 4. ANTHEM. Breathe it in mine ear, As ending anthem of my endless dolour Two Gen. of Verona, iii. 1. For my voice, I have lost it with halloing and singing of anthems

2 Henry IV. i. 2. ANTHROPOPHAGI and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders .

Othello, i. 3. ANTHROPOPHAGINIAN. He'il speak like an Anthropophaginian unto thee . Merry Wives, iv. 5. ANTIC.-We can contain ourselves, Were he the veriest antic in the world Tam. of the Shrew, Induc. 1. And there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp

Richard 11. ii. 2. Fobbed as it is with the rusty curb of old father antic the law

i Henry IV. i. 2. For indeed three such antics do not amount to a man

Henry V. ii. 2. Thou antic death, which laugh'st us here to scorn

i Henry VI. iv. 7. I'll charm the air to give a sound, While you perform your antic round

Macbeth, iv. 1. As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on

Hamlet, i. 5. ANTICIPATING. — Fresh and fair, Anticipating time with starting courage Troi, and Cress. iv. 5. ANTICIPATION. – So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery

Hamlet, ii. 2. ANTicked. The wild disguise hath almost Anticked us all

Ant. and Cleo. ii. 7. ANTIDOTE. - Trust not the physician: His antidotes are poison .

Timon of Athens, iv. 3. And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuffed bosom

Macbeth, v. 3. ANTIPATHY. – No contraries hold more antipathy Than I and such a knave. King Lear, ii. 2. ANTIPODES. – I will go on the slightest errand now to the Antipodes

Much Ado, ii. 1. We should hold day with the Antipodes, If you would walk in absence of the sun Mer. of Venice, v. 1. While we were wandering with the Antipodes .

Richard II. vi. 2. Thou art as opposite to every good As the Antipodes are unto us

3 Henry VI. i. 4. ANTIQUARY.-Instructed by the antiquary times, He must, he is, he cannot but be wise Troi.& Cres. ii. 3. ANTIQUE. — Nature, drawing of an antique, Made a foul blot

Much Ado, iii. 1. How well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world! . As You Like It, ii. 3. I never may believe These antique fables, nor these fairy toys

Mid. N. Dream, v. I. In this the antique and well-noted face Of plain old form is much disfigured King John, iv. 2. Never believe it: I am more an antique Roman than a Dane

Hamlet, v. 2. ANTIQUITY. - Hadst thou not the privilege of antiquity upon thee

All's Well, ii. 3. Whose boughs were mossed with age, And high top bald with dry antiquity As You Like It, iv. 3. And every part about you blasted with antiquity.

2 Henry IV. i. 2. As the world were now but to begin, Antiquity forgot, custom not known

Hamlet, iv. 5. Antres. – Of antres vast and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills

Othello, i. 3. ANVIL. - Here I clip The anvil of my sword.

Coriolanus, iv. 5. I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus, The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool King John, iv. 2. Apace. — Our nuptial hour Draws on apace

Mid. N. Dream, i. 1. Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace ·

Richard Ill. ii. 4. Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, Towards Phæbus' lodging

Romeo and Juliet, iii. 2. Now spurs the lated traveller apace To gain the timely inn

Macbeth, iii. 3. APE. — Be turned to baruacles, or to apes With foreheads villanous low

Tempest, iv. 1. His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks

Meas. for Meas. ii. 2. He is then a giant to an ape; but then is an ape a doctor to such a man

Much Ado, v. 1. This is the ape of form, monsieur the nice

Love's L. Lost, v. 2. More new-fangled than an ape, more giddy in my desires than a monkey As l'ou Like It, iv. I. And for your love to her lead apes in hell

Tam. of the Shrew, ii. 1. You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like hounds.

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