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Accident. — 'Tis an accident that heaven provides

Meas. for Meas. iv. 3. This is an accident of hourly proof, Which I mistrusted not

Misch Ado, ii. 1. Think no more of this night's accidents But as the fierce vexation of a dream Mid. N. Dream, iv. I. Yet doth this accident and flood of fortune So far exceed all instance . Twelfth Night, iv. 3. But as the unthought-on accident is guilty To what we wildly do

Winter's Tale, iv. 4. 'Tis not a visitation framed, but forced By need and accident And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents .

i Henry IV. i. 2. Spirits that admonish me And give me signs of future accidents .

i Henry VI. v. 3. As place, riches, favour, Prizes of accident as oft as merit .

Troi. and Cress. iii. 3. Let these threats alone, Till accident or purpose bring you to't Grief joys, joy grieves, on slender accident

Hamlet, iii. 2. Even his mother shall uncharge the practice And call it accident Delays as many As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents This accident is not unlike my dream : Belief of it oppresses me

Othello, i. 1. Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth scapes . The shot of accident, nor dart of chance, Could neither graze nor pierce

iv. 1. These bloody accidents must excuse my manners . Do it at once ; Orthy precedent services are all But accidents unpurposed Ant. and Cleo. iv, 14. Do that thing that ends all other deeds; Which shackles accidents and bolts up change All solemn things Should answer solemn accidents

Cymbeline, iv. 2. Be not with mortal accidents opprest; No care of yours it is.

V. 4. Accidental. – Thy sin 's not accidental, but a trade.

Meas. for Meas. ii. i. Of your philosophy you make no use, If you give place to accidental evils Julius Cæsar, iv. 3. Асств. What accites your most worshipful thought to think so?

. 2 Henry IV. i. 2. We will accite, As I before remembered, all our state ACCLAMATIONS. – You shout me forth In acclamations hyperbolical

Coriolanus, i. 9. ACCOMMODATED. — A soldier is better accommodated than with a wife

2 Henry IV. ii. 2. Better accommodated! it is good; yea, indeed, is it .

ili. 2. Accommodated! it comes of accommodo': very good; a good phrase Accommodated; that is, when a man is, as they say, accommodated

When a man is, being, whereby a' may be thought to be accommodated. ACCOMMODATION. — Such accommodation and besort As levels with her breeding - Othello, i. 3. All the accommodations that thou bear'st Are nursed by baseness

Meas. for Meas. iii. 1. ACCOMPANY. – That which should accompany old age, As honour, love

Macbeth, v. 3. Accomplished. — Valiant, wise, remorseful, well accomplished

Two Gen. of Verona, iv. 3. They shall think we are accomplished With that we lack

Mer. of Venice, iii. 4. Even so looked he, Accomplished with the number of thy hours

Richard II. ii. 1. All the number of his fair demands Shall be accomplished without contradiction . ACCOMPLISHMENT. — Turning the accomplishment of many years Into an hour-glass Henry V. Prol. ACCOMPT. – Our compelled sins Stand more for number than for accompt Meas. for Meas. ii. 4. He can write and read and cast accompt. -0 monstrous !

2 Henry VI. iv. 2. ACCORD. - Then let your will attend on their accords .

Com. of Errors, ii. 1. You must buy that peace With full accord to all our just demands

Henry V. v. 2. Plant neighbourhood and Christian-like accord in their sweet bosoms This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet Sits smiling to my heart

Hamlet, i. 2. ACCORDING. -— 'Faith, my lord, I spoke it but according to the trick.

. Meas. for Meas. v. 1. The 'ort is, according to our meaning, ‘resolutely': his meaning is good Merry Wives, i. 1. According to Fates and Destinies and such odd sayings

Mer. of Venice, ii. 2. Make it orderly and well, According to the fashion and the time

Tam. of the Shrew, iv. 3. Clap him and hiss him, according as he pleased and displeased them

Julius Cæsar, i. 2. According to the gift which bounteous nature Hath in him closed

Macbeth, iii. 1. According to the phrase or the addition Of man and country.

Hamlet, ii. 1. ACCOUNT. – Only to stand high in your account .

Mer. of Venice, iii. 2. Their speed Hath been beyond account

Winter's Tale, ii. 3. I will call him to so strict account, 'That he shall render every glory up

i Henry IV. iii. 2. About his shelves A beggarly account of empty boxes

Romeo and Juliet, v. 1. Takes no account How things go from himn, nor resumes no care

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ACCOUNT.-What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? Macbeth, v. 1. But sent to my account with all my imperfections on my head

Hamlet, i. 5. ACCOUNTANT. – His offence is so, as it appears, Accountant to the law

Meas. for Meas. ii. 4. V ACCOUtred as I was, I plunged in And bade him follow .

Julius Cæsar, i. 2. ACCOUTREMENTS. You are rather point-device in your accoutrements. As You Like It, iii. 2. Accursed and unquiet wrangling days, How many of you have mine eyes beheld ! Richard 111. ii. 4. Accursed, unhappy, wretched, hateful day!.

Romeo and Juliet, iv. 5. Let this pernicious hour Stand aye accursed in the calendar

Macbeth, iv. 1. Accursed be that tongue that tells me so, For it hath cowed my better part of man!.

v. 8. ACCUSATION. – My place i’ the state Will so your accusation overweigh Meas. for Meas. ii. 4. Be you constant in the accusation, and my cunning shall not shame me

Much Ado, ii. 2. With public accusation, uncovered slander, unmitigated rancour

iv. 1. What I am to say must be but that which contradicts

Winter's Tale, iii. 2. accusation

my I doubt not then but innocence shall make False accusation blush Let not his report Come current for an accusation

i Henry IV. i. 3. We come not by the way of accusation, To taint that honour.

Henry VIII. iii, 1. Accuse. - May, though they cannot praise us, as little accuse us

W'inter's Tale, i. 1. I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me Hamlet, ini. 1. ACCUSER. - Ourselves will hear The accuser and the accused freely speak.

Richard II. i. 1. Ace. – Less than an ace, man; for he is dead; he is nothing .

Mid. N. Dream, v. 1. The most patient man in loss, the most coldest that ever turned up ace

Cymbeline, ii. 3. ACHE. – That age, ache, penury, and imprisonment Can lay on nature

Meas. for Meas. iii. J. Charm ache with air and agony with words .

Much Ado, v. 1. A fellow that never had the ache in his shoulders.

2 Henry IV. v. 1. Aches contract and starve your supple joints ! .

Timon of Athens, i. 1. Acheron. With drooping fog as black as Acheron

Mid. N. Dream, iji. 2. Achieve.- She derives her honesty and achieves her goodness

All's Well, i. 1. Some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em

Twelfth Night, ii. 5. That what you cannot as you would achieve, You must perforce accomplish

Titus Andron. i. 1. ACHIEVEMENT is command; ungained, beseech

Troi. and Cress. i. 2. ACHIEVER. — A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full numbers

Much Ado, i. 1. Achilles. What is your name? - If not Achilles, nothing

Troi. and Cress. iv. 5. ACKNOWLEDGED. – To be acknowledged, madam, is o’erpaid

King Lear, iv. 7. ACONITUM. – Though it do work as strong As aconitum or rash gunpowder 2 Henry IV. iv. 4. ACORN. - Withered roots, and husks Wherein the acorn cradled

Tempest, i. 2. All their elves for fear Creep into acorn-cups

Mid. N. Dream, ii. 1. I found him under a tree, like a dropped acorn

As You Like It, iii. 2. ACQUAINT. – Misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows

Tempest, ACQUAINTANCE. – Yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance Merry Wives, i. 1.

Good Master Brook, I desire more acquaintance of you
I do feast to-night My best-esteemed acquaintance

Mer. of Venice, ii. 2. Is 't possible, that on so little acquaintance you should like her?

As You Like It, v. 2. Balk logic with acquaintance that you have, And practise rhetoric . Tam. of the Shrew, i. 1. I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves So long as I could see

Twelfth Night, i. 2. I will wash off gross acquaintance, I will be point-devise the very man

ii. 5. Should 'scape the true acquaintance of mine ear

King John, v. 6. What, old acquaintance ! could not all this flesh Keep in a little life?

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2 Henry IV. iii. 2. Let our old acquaintance be renewed All that time, acquaintance, custom, and condition Made tame

Troi. and Cress. iii. 3. I urged our old acquaintance, and the drops That we have bled together.

Coriolanus, v. 1. What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand, That I yet know not? Romeo and Juliet, iii. 3. You shall not grieve Lending me this acquaintance

King Lear, iv. 3. ACQUAINTED. — I'll entertain myself like one that I am not acquainted withal Merry Wives, ii. s.

Are you acquainted with the difference That holds this present question ? Mer. of Venice, iv. 1. One, Kate, that you must kiss, and be acquainted with.

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ACQUAINTED. I was well born, Nothing acquainted with these businesses All's Well, jï. 7. May be As things acquainted and familiar to us

2 Henry IV. v. 2. ACQUITTANCE. – Your mere enforcement shall acquittance me

Richard III. iii. 7. Now must your conscience my acquittance seal

Hamlet, iv. 7. ACRE. – Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground Tempest, i. 1.

My bosky acres and my unshrubbed down, Rich scarf to my proud earth
In those holy fields Over whose acres walked those blessed feet.

i Henry IV. i. 1. If thou prate of mountains, let them throw Millions of acres on us.

Hamlet, v. 1. Act. - To perform an act Whereof what's past is prologue.

Tempest, ii. 1. We do not act that often jest and laugh

Merry Wives, iv. 2. Now puts the drowsy and neglected act Freshly on me

Meas. for Meas. i. 2. His act did not o'ertake his bad intent, And must be buried but as an intent One man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages

As You Like It, ii. 7. On us both did haggish age steal on, And wore us out of act.

All's Well, i. 2. Honours thrive, When rather from our acts we them derive

ii. 3. And would not put my reputation now In any staining act He finished indeed his mortal act That day :

Twelfth Night, v. 1. The dignity of this act was worth the audience of kings and princes

Winter's Tale, v. 2. The better act of purposes mistook Is to mistake again .

King John, iii. 1. Though that my death were adjunct to my act, By heaven, I would do it.

iii. 3. This act is as an ancient tale new told, And in the last repeating troublesome

iv. 2. If I in act, consent, or sin of thought Be guilty

iv. 3. Be great in act, as you have been in thought The most arch act of piteous massacre That ever yet this land was guilty of Richard III. iv. 3. The honour of it Does pay the act of it

Henry VIII. ii. 2. The desire is boundless and the act a slave to limit

Troi. and Cress. iii. 2. The book of his good acts, whence men have read His fame unparalleled

Coriolanus, v. 2. So smile the heavens upon this holy act

Romeo and Juliet, ii. 6. Thy wild acts denote The unreasonable fury of a beast

iii. 3. My dismal scene I needs must act alone

iv. 3. Two truths are to!d, As happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial theme

Macbeth, i. 3. Even now, To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done Whilst they distilled Almost to jelly with the act of fear, Stand dumb

Hamlet, i. 2. As he in his particular act and place May give his saying deed

i. 3. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act

i. 3. About some act That has no relish of salvation in 't . Such an act That blurs the grace and blush of modesty

111. 4. With tristful visage, as against the doom, Is thought-sick at the act Ay me, what act, That roars so loud, and thunders in the index?

iii. 4. It argues an act: and an act hath three branches; it is, to act, to do, to perform My outward action doth demonstrate The native act and figure of my heart.

Othello, i. 1. When the blood is made dull with the act of sport Though I am bound to every act of duty, I am not bound to that all slaves are free to

iii. 3. We shall remain in friendship, our conditions So differing in their acts

Ant. and Cleo. ii. 2. Senseless bauble, Art thou a feodary for this act ?

Cymbeline, iii. 2. It is no act of common passage, but A strain of rareness Few love to hear the sins they love to act

Pericles, i. ACTED. How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over! Fulius Cæsar, iji. 1.

Till strange love, grown bold, Think true love acted simple modesty Romeo and Juliet, iii. 2. I heard thee speak me a speech once, but it was never acted.

Hamlet, ii. 2. ACTING.-Or that the resolute acting of your blood Could have attained the effect Meas. for Meas. ii. 1. It is a part That I shall blush in acting

Coriolanus, ii. 2. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion

Julius Cæsar, ii. 1. Action. The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance

Tempest, v. 1. I can construe the action of her familiar style

Merry Wives, i. 3. More reasons for this action At our more leisure shall I render you

Meas. for Meas. i. 3. In action all of precept, he did show me The way twice o'er

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ACTION. His actions show much like to madness

Meas. for Meas. iv. 4. As motion and long-during action tires The sinewy vigour of the traveller Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. Action and accent did they teach him there. Do not fret yourseif too much in the action .

Mid. N. Dream, iv. 1. How many actions most ridiculous Hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy? As You Like It, ii. 4. Certainly a woman's thought runs before her actions

iv. 1. As I guess By the stern brow and waspish action. I'll bring mine action on the proudest he That stops my way

Tam. of the Shrew, iii. 2. I'll have an action of battery against him, if there be any law

Twelfth Night, iv. I. If powers divine Behold our buman actions, as they do

Winter's Tale, iii. 2. Who hath read or heard of any kindred action like to this?

King John, iii. 4. Strong reasons make strong actions Whilst he that hears makes fearful action, With wrinkled brows, with nods The graceless action of a heavy hand, If that it be the work of any hand And on our actions set the name of right With holy breath Am I not fallen away vilely since this last action ? do I not bate?

i Henry IV. ii. 3. Not a dangerous action can peep out his head but I am thrust upon it

2 Henry IV. i. 2. The instant action : a cause on foot Lives so in hope The undeserver may sleep, when the man of action is called on .

ii. 4. That action, hence borne out, May waste the memory of the former days

iv. 5. Let another half stand laughing by, All out of work and cold for action

Henry V. i. 2. So may a thousand actions, once afoot, End in one purpose

i. 2. When the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger I cannot give due action to my words, Except a sword or sceptre balance it. . 2 Henry VI. v. 1. We must not stint Our necessary actions, in the fear To cope malicious censurers Henry VIII. i. 2. It was a gentle business, and becoming The action of good women

ii. 3. So much I am happy Above a number, if my actions were tried by every tongue. After my death I wish no other herald, No other speaker of my living actions. Checks and disasters Grow in the veins of actions highest reared

Troi. and Cress. i. 3. As if The passage and whole carriage of this action Rode on his tide

ii. 3. Is not more loathed than an effeminate man In time of action Your helps are many, or else your actions would grow wondrous single

Coriolanus, ii. 1. He hath in this action outdone his former deeds doubly

ii. 1. For in such business action is eloquence

iii. 2. Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied; And vice sometimes by action dignified Rom. & Jul. ii. 3. When our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors

Macbeth, iv. 2. These indeed seem, For they are actions that a man might play.

. Hamlet, i. 2. Look, with what courteous action It waves you to a more removed ground

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

ii. 2. That with devotion's visage And pious action we do sugar o'er The devil himself. With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action Suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance

iii. 2. 'T is not so above; There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature

iii. 3. Do not look upon me; Lest with this piteous action you convert My stern effects To the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery

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Othello, i. 1. They have used Their dearest action in the tented field

i. 3. Pleasure and action make the hours seem short

ii. 3. That which combined us was most great, and let not A leaner action rend us Ant. and Cleo. ii. 2. But his whole action grows Not in the power on't

iii. 7. I never saw an action of such shame If you will make 't an action, call witness to 't .

Cymbeline, ii. 3. My actions are as noble as my thoughts, That never relished of a base descent Pericles, ii. 5. Activity. - Doing is activity ; and he will still be doing

Henry V. iii. 7. She'll bereave you o' the deeds too, if she call your activity in question Troi. and Cress. iii. 2. ACTOR. — These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits .

Tempest, iv. 1. Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it

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Mid. N. Dream, iii. 1. And you shall say I'll prove a busy actor in their play

As You Like It, iii. 4. A showing of a heavenly effect in an earthly actor

All's Well, ii. 3. After a well-graced actor leaves the stage

Richard II. v. 2. Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out

Coriolanus, v. 3. But bear it as our Roman actors do, With untired spirits

Julius Cæsar, ii. 1. I have news to tell you. When Roscius was an actor in Rome .

Hamlet, ii. 2. Then came each actor on his ass, - The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy ii. 2. ACUTE. – A most acute juvenal; volable and free of grace!.

Love's L. Lost, iii. 1. But the gift is good in those in whom it is acute, and I am thankful for it Adage. — Letting • I dare not' wait upon ‘I would,' Like the poor cat i' the adage Macbeth, i.

7. ADAM. – What, have you got the picture of old Adam new-apparelled ? Com. of Errors, iv. 3. Not that Adam that kept the Paradise.

iv. 3. He that hits me, let him be clapped on the shoulder, and called Adam

Much Ado, i. 1. Adam's sons are my brethren; and, truly, I hold it a sin to maich in my kindred

ii. I. Though she were endowed with all that Adam had left him before he transgressed

ii. i. Had he been Adam, he had tempted Eve; A' can carve too, and lisp. Love's L. Lost, v. 2. Here feel we but the penalty of Adam, The seasons' difference

As You Like It, ii. 1. Since the old days of goodman Adam to the pupil age of this present twelve o'clock i Henry IV. ii. 4. Thou knowest in the state of innocency Adam fell Consideration, like an angel, came And whipped the offending Adam out of him Henry V. i. 1. Young Adam Cupid, he that shot so trim

Romeo and Juliet, Gardeners, ditchers, and grave-makers: they hold up Adam's profession

Hamlet, v. 1. The Scripture says Adam digged: could he dig without arms? ADAMANT. — You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant

.Mid. N. Dream, ii. 1. They supposed I could rend bars of steel And spurn in pieces posts of adamant i Henry VI. i. 4. As iron to adamant, as earth to the centre

Troi. and Cress. iii. 2. Add. — It adds a precious seeing to the eye

Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. Adder. - O brave touch! Could not a worm, an adder, do so much? Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2.

With doubler tongue Than thine, thou serpent, never adder stung .
Is the adder better than the eel Because his painted skin contents the eye? Tam. of the Shrew, iv. 3.
Art thou, like the adder, waxen deaf? Be poisonous too

2 Henry V1. iji. 2. Whose tongue more poisons than the adder's tooth! .

3 Henry VI. i. Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice Of any true decision

Troi. and Cress. ii. 2. Even as an adder when she doth unroll To do some fatal execution

Titus Andron. ii. 3. It is the bright day that brings forth the adder ; And that craves wary walking Julius Cæsar, ii. 1. Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and owlet's wing.

Macbeth, iv. 1. My two schoolfellows, Whom I will trust as I will adders fanged

Hamlet, iii. 4. Each jealous of the other, as the stung Are of the adder

King Lear, v. 1. Were it Toad, or Adder, Spider, 'T would move me sooner

Cymbeline, iv. 2. Addicted. — Being addicted to a melancholy as she is

Twelfth Night, ii. 5. If 't be he I mean, he's very wild; Addicted so and so

Hamlet, ii. 1. ADDICTION. – Since his addiction was to courses vain, His companies unlettered Henry V. i. 1. Each man to what sport and revels his addiction leads him

Othello, ii. 2. Addition. — Yet they are devils' additions, the names of fiends

Merry Wives, ii. 2. It is no addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly

Much Ado, ii. 3. Where great additions swell's, and virtue none, It is a dropsied honour

All's Well, ii. 3. Hath robbed many beasts of their particular additions

Troi. and Cress. i. 2. To undercrest your good addition To the fairness of my power

Coriolanus, i. 9. They clepe us drunkards, and with swinish phrase Soil our addition

Hamlet, i. 4. Such addition as your honours Have more than merited.

King Lear, v. 3. ADDRESS. – It lifted up its head and did address Itself to motion

Hamlet, i. 2. Adhere. - Nor time nor place Did then adhere, and yet you would make both Macbeth, i. 7. And sure I ain two men there are not living To whom he more adheres

Hamlet, ii. 2. Adieu. – You have restrained yourself within the list of too cold an adieu

All's Well, ii. 1. ADJUNCT. — Learning is but an adjunct to ourself

Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. Though that my death were adjunct to my act, By heaven, I would do it

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