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BUSINESS.—The business of this man looks out of him ; we 'll hear him what he says Ant. and Cleo. v. 1. 'T is not sleepy business; But must be looked to speedily and strongly

Cymbeline, iii. 5. There's business in these faces

V. 5. BUSINESSES. — 1 am so full of businesses, I cannot answer thee acutely

All's Well, i. 1. I was well born, Nothing acquainted with these businesses


7. I have to-night dispatched sixteen businesses, a month's length a-piece .

iv. 3. Having made me businesses which none without thee can sufficiently manage . Winter's Tale, iv. 2. A thousand businesses are brief in hand, And heaven itself doth frown

King John, iv. 3. BUSTLE. - And leave the world for me to bustle in .

. Richard III. i. 1. Busy. — Brief, I pray you; for you see it is a busy time with me.

Much Ado, iii. 5. With busy hammers closing rivets up.

Henry V. iv. Prol. My brain, more busy than the labouring spider, Weaves tedious snares

2 Henry VI. ii. 1. Take thy fortune; Thou find'st to be too busy is some danger

Hamlet, iii. 4. In the mean time, Let me be thought too busy in my fears

Othello, iii. 3. BUTCHER. — The very butcher of a silk button, a duellist

Romeo and Juliet, ii. 4. That I am meek and gentle with these butchers

Julius Cæsar, iii. 1. Prithee, dispatch : The lamb entreats the butcher

Cymbeline, iii. 4. Butchery. – This is no place, this house is but a butchery

As You Like It, ii. 3. Butt. – Look, how you butt yourself in these sharp mocks!

Love's L. Lost, v. 2. I am your butt, and I abide


3 Henry VI. i. 4. The beast With many heads butts me away

Coriolanus, iv. 1. The very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-boy's butt-shaft.

Romeo and Juliet, ii. 4. Here is my butt, And very sea-mark of my utmost sail

Othello, v. 2. BUTT-END. That is the butt-end of a mother's blessing

. Richard 111. ii. 2. BUTTER. – That am as subject to heat as butter; a man of continual dissolution Merry Wives, iii. 5. Not so much as will serve to be prologue to an egg and butter

i Henry IV. i. 2. Didst thou never see Titan kiss a dish of butter? pitiful-hearted Titan!

ii. 4. A gross fat man. - As fat as butter

ii. 4. BUTTERED. – I'll have my brains ta'en out and buttered

Merry Wives, iii. 5. ’T was her brother that, in pure kindness to his horse, buttered his hay

King Lear, ii. 4. BUTTERFLIES.— Pluck the wings from painted butterflies, To fan the moonbeams Mid. N. Dream, iii. 1. Men, like butterflies, Show not their mealy wings but to the summer

Troi. and Cress. vi. 3. With no less confidence Than boys pursuing summer butterflies

Coriolanus, iv. 6. Laugh At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Talk of court news

King Lear, v. 3. BUTTERFLY. – I saw him run after a gilded butterfly

Coriolanus, i. 3. There is differency between a grub and a butterfly

4. BUTTOCK. – One that converses more with the buttock of the night .

ü. 1. BUTTON. - 'T is in his buttons ; he will carry 't

Merry Wives, iji. The very butcher of a silk button, a duellist

Romeo and Juliet, ii. The canker galls the infants of the spring, Too oft before their buttons be disclosed . Hamlet, i. 3. On fortune's cap we are not the very button. — Nor the soles of her shoe?

ii. 2. BUTTONED. One whose hard heart is buttoned up with steel .

Com. of Errors, iv. BUTTON-HOLE. - Let me take you a button-hole lower

Love's L. Lost, v. 2. But yet. – I do not like “ But yet,' it does allay The good precedence .

Ant. and Cleo. ii. 5. But yet’is as a gaoler to bring forth Some monstrous malefactor .

ii. 5. Buy. – Thou shalt buy this dear, If ever I thy face by daylight see .

Mid. N. Dream, iii. 2. They lose it that do buy it with much care

Mer. of Venice, i. 1. I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following

i. 3. As I would buy thee, view thee limb by limb

Troi. and Cress. iv. 5. BUYER. This fellow might be in 's time a great buyer of land

Hamlet, v. 1. BUZZARD. - O slow-winged turtle ! shall a buzzard take thee?

Tam. of the Shrew, ii. 1. Pity that the eagle should be mewed, While kites and buzzards prey at liberty

Richard III. i. J. BUZZERS. — And wants not buzzers to infect his ear With pestilent speeches .

Hamlet, iv. 5. By.-Now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away! Two Gen. of Ver. 1. 3. I will come by and by. — I will say so. — By and by is easily said

Hamlet, iii. 2. By-DEPENDENCIES. — And all the other by-dependencies, From chance to chance . Cymbeline, v. 5. BY-GONE. — Stark mad! for all Thy by-gone fooleries were but spices of it Winter's Tale, iii. 2.


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CABIN. - Make me a willow cabin at your gate And call upon my soul within the house Twelfth Night, i. 5. Cabined.-Now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears Macbeth, iii. 4. CABLE. - Make the rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage Tempest,

i. What though the mast be now blown overboard, The cable broke !

3 Henry VI. v. 4. I confess me knit to thy deserving with cables of perdurable toughness

Othello, i. 3. CACALIBAN. — 'Ban, 'Ban, Cacaliban Has a new master: get a new man .

Tempest, ii. 2. CACODEMON. Hie thee to hell for shame, and leave the world, Thou cacodemon! Richard III. i. 3. CADENCE. But, for the elegancy, facility, and golden cadence of poesy, caret . Love's L. Lost, iv. 2. CADENT. With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks

King Lear, i. 4. CADMUS. — I was with Hercules and Cadmus once

Mid. Ni Dream, iv. 1. CADUCEUS. And, Mercury, lose all the serpentine craft of thy caduceus

Troi. and Cress. ii. 3. CÆSAR. - Cæsar's thrasonical brag of 'I came, saw, and overcame

As You Like It, v. 2. Cæsar himself could not have prevented, if he had been there to command All's Well, iii. 6. Came not till now to dignify the times, Since Cæsar's fortunes.

2 Henry IV. i. I. Now am I like that proud insulting ship Which Cæsar and his fortune bare at once 1 Henry VI. i. 2. Kent, in the Commentaries Cæsar writ, Is termed the civil'st place of all this isle 2 Henry VI. iv. 7. No bending knee will call thee Cæsar now

3 Henry VI. iii. 1. That Julius Cæsar was a famous man

Richard 111. iii. I. When Cæsar says, 'do this, it is performed

Julius Cæsar, i. 2. I was born free as Cæsar; and so were you : We both have fed as well

i. 2. Ere we couid arrive the point proposed, Cæsar cried, 'Help me, Cassius, or I sink !!

i. 2. Cassius is A wretched creature and must bend his body, If Cæsar carelessly but nod on him i. 2. These applauses are For some new honours that are heaped on Cæsar

i. 2. What should be in that.Cæsar'? Why should that name be sounded more than yours?. i. 2. Conjure with 'em, Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Cæsar Upon what meat doth this our Cæsar feed, That he is grown so great?

i. 2. The angry spot doth glow on Cæsar's brow, And all the rest look like a chidden train

i. 2. I rather tell thee what is to be feared Than what I fear; for always I am Cæsar

i. 2. Tell us what hath chanced to-day, That Cæsar looks so sad

i. 2. Cæsar's ambition shall be glanced at: And after this let Cæsar seat him sure

i. 2. Cæsar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius ; come not near Casca

ii. 3. Is there no voice more worthy than my own, To sound more sweetly in great Cæsar's ear? O mighty Cæsar ! dost thou lie so low? I blame you not for praising Cæsar so Not that I loved Cæsar less, but that I loved Rome more . Had you rather Cæsar were living and die all slaves ? As Cæsar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it. I come to bury Cæsar, not to praise him When that the poor have cried, Cæsar hath wept But yesterday the word of Cæsar might Have stood against the world

iii. 2. Great Cæsar fell. 0, what a fall was there, my countrymen!

iii. 2. And put a tongue In every wound of Cæsar Imperious Cæsar, dead and turned to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away

Hamlet, v. I. He is a soldier fit to stand by Cæsar And give direction

Othello, ii. 3. Will Cæsar weep? - He has a cloud in 's face

Ant. and Cleo. ii. 2. She, Eros, has Packed cards with Cæsar and false-played my glory Cæsar cannot live To be ungentle There be many Cæsars, Ere such another Julius .

Cymbeline, iii. 1. If Cæsar can hide the sun from us with a blanket Cage. — Therefore I have decreed not to sing in my cage

Much Ado, i. 3. We two alone will sing like birds i’ the cage

King Lear, v. 3. Our cage We make a quire, as doth the prisoned bird

Cymbeline, iii. 3. Cain. - What was a month old at Cain's birth, that's not five weeks old as yet? Love's L. Lost, iv. 2. Be thou cursed, Cain, To slay thy brother Abel, if thou wilt

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Cain. — As if it were Cain's jaw-bone that did the first murder!

Hamlet, v. i. CAIN-COLOURED.-A little wee face, with a little yellow beard, a Cain-coloured beard Merry Wives, i. 4. Cake. - Your cake there is warm within: you stand here in the cold

Com. of Errors, iii. 1. Our cake is dough on both sides

Tam. of the Shrew, i. 1. My cake's dough ; but I 'll in among the rest, Out of hope of all Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale? Twelfth Night, ii. 3. Do you look for ale and cakes here, you rude rascals ?

Henry VIII. v. 4. He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs tarry the grinding . Troi. and Cress. i. 1. The making of the cake, the heating of the oven, and the baking

i. 1. CALAMITY. — Too well I feel The different plague of each calamity

King John, iii. 4. Like true, inseparable, faithful loves, Sticking together in calamity

iii. 4. So armed To bear the tidings of calamity

Richard II. iji. 2. Why should calamity be full of words?

Richard Ill. iv. 4. You are transported by calamity Thither where more attends you

Coriolanus, i. 1. We must find An evident calamity, though we had Our wish which side should win

V. 3. Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity Romeo and Juliet, iii. 3. There 's the respect That makes calamity of so long life

Hamlet, iii. 1. CALENDAR. - I wish might be found in the calendar of my past endeavours

All's Well, i. 3. Let this pernicious hour Stand aye accursed in the calendar!

Macbeth, iv. 1. Indeed, to speak feelingly of him, he is the card or calendar of gentry

Hamlet, v. 2. CALF. – He that goes in the calf's skin that was killed for the Prodigal Com. of Errors, iv. 3. Will never answer a calf when he bleats.

Much Ado, iii. 3. I thank him; he hath bid me to a calf's head and a capon . The steer, the heifer, and the calf Are all called neat

Winter's Tale, i. 2. He clepeth a calf, cauf; half, hauf; neighbour vocatur nebour

Love's L. Lost, v. 1. Veal, quoth the Dutchman. Is not 'veal’a calf? Doff it for shame, And hang a calf's-skin on those recreant limbs

King John, ii. 1. As the butcher takes away the calf And binds the wretch and beats it when it strays 2 Henry VI. ii. 1. Then is sin struck down like an ox, and iniquity's throat cut like a calf

iv. 2. It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf.

Hamlet, iii. 2. CALIBAN. — To the most of men this is a Caliban, And they to him are angels

Tempest, i. 2. CALIPOLIS. — Then feed, and be fat, my fair Calipolis

. 2 Henry IV. ii. 4. Caliver. - Such as fear the report of a caliver worse than a struck fowl

i Henry IV. iv. 2. Call. — ' Convey,' the wise it call. Steal ! foh! a fico for the phrase !

Merry Wives, i. 3. Call you me fair? that fair again unsay .

Mid. N. Dream, i. 1. You were best to call them generally, man by man I am as like to call thee so again, To spit on thee again, to spurn thee too Mer. of Venice, i. 3. What shall I call thee when thou art a man?

As You Like It, i. 3. I can call spirits from the vasty deep. - Why, so can I, or so can any man i Henry IV. ii. s. But will they come when you do call for them ? Let shame come when it will, I do not call it

King Lear, ii. 4. CALLED. You are looked for and called for, asked for and sought for Romeo and Juliet, i. 5. CALLET. — A callet Of boundless tongue, who late hath beat her husband

Winter's Tale, ii. 3. Shall I not live to be avenged on her? Contemptuous base-born callet as she is . 2 Henry VI. i. 3. CALLING. - Trust not my age, My reverence, calling, nor divinity

Much Ado, iv. 1. I could say more, But reverence to your calling makes me modest

Henry VIII. v. '3. CALM. – The cankers of a calm world and a long peace

i Henry IV. iv. 2. I know you have a gentle, noble temper, A soul as even as a calm

Henry VII. j. 1. Rend and deracinate The unity and married calm of states

Troi. and Cress. i. 3. That when the sea was calm all boats alike Showed mastership in floating . Coriolanus, iv. 1. O calm, dishonourable, vile submission !

Romeo and Juliet, iii. 1. Without a sudden calm, will overset Thy tempest-tossed body How much I had to do to calm his rage! Now fear I this will give it start again Hamlet, iv. 7. O my soul's joy! If after every tempest come such calms, May the winds blow Othello, i. 1. How calm and gentle I proceeded still in all my writings .

Ant. and Cleo. v. 1. Therein He was as calm as virtue.

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CALUMNIOUS. – Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes

Hamlet, i. 3. CALUMNY. — That you shall stitie in your own report, And smell of calumny Meas. for Mens. ii. 4. Back-wounding calumny The whitest virtue strikes

111. 2. The shrug, the hum or ha, these petty brands That calumny doth use Winter's Tale, ii. 1. For calumny will sear Virtue itself: these shrugs, these hums and ha's

ii. I. Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny

Hamlet, iii. 1. CAMBRIC. – I would your cambric were sensible as your finger.

Coriolanus, i. 3. When she would with sharp needle wound The cambric

Pericles, iv. Gower. CAMBYSES. – I must speak in passion, and I will do it in King Cambyses' vein. .1 Henry IV. ii. 4. CAME.- He came, saw, and overcame : he came, one ; saw, two; overcame, three Love's L. Lost, iv. 1. Cæsar's thrasonical brag of 'I came, saw, and overcame '.

As You Like It, v. 1. Camel. – Of no more soul nor fitness for the world Than camels in the war. Coriolanus, ii. 1.

It is as hard to come as for a camel To thread the postern of a small needle's eye Richard II. v. 5. Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?

Hamlet, ini. 2. By the mass, and 't is like a camel, indeed ..

ui. 2. CAMOMILE, the more it is trodden on, the faster it grows

i Henry IV. ii. 4. Can. – A false conclusion: I hate it as an unfilled can

Twelfth Night, ii. 3. Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer's cloud ?

Macbeth, iii. 4. CANAKIN. -- Let me the canakin clink, clink; And let me the canakin clink

Othello, ii. 3. CANARIES. – You have brought her into such a canaries as 't is wonderful Merry Wives, ii. 2.

You have drunk too much canaries; and that 's a marvellous searching wine . 2 Henry IV. ii. 4. Canary to it with your feet, humour it with turning up your eyelids.

.Love's L. Lost, iii. 1. And make you dance canary With spritely fire and motion

All's Well, ii. i. CANCEL. – I here forget all former griefs, Cancel all grudge.

Two Gen. of Verona, v. 4. Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond Which keeps me pale.

Macbeth, iii. 2. If you will take this audit, take this life, And cancel these cold bonds.

Cymbeline, v. 4. CANCER. — And add more coals to Cancer when he burns With entertaining . Troi. and Cress. ii. 3. Candied. — Will the cold brook, Candied with ice, caudle thy morning taste? Timon of Athens, iv. 3.

Let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Hamlet, iii. 2. Candle. – Make misfortune drunk with candle-wasters

Much Ado, v. 1. Dark needs no candles now, for dark is light

Love's L. Lost, iv. 3. He dares not come there for the candle; for, you see, it is already in snuff Mid. N. Dream, v. I. What, must I hold a candle to my shames?

. Mer. of Venice, ii. 6. Thus hath the candle singed the moth. O, these deliberate fools !

ii. 9. How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world When the moon shone, we did not see the candle. By these blessed candles of the night . I see no more in you Than without candle may go dark to bed

As You Like It, iii. 5. A pair of boots that have been candle-cases .

Tam. of the Shrew, iii. 2. Help me to a candle, and pen, ink, and paper .

Twelfth Night, iv. 2. Bell, book, and candle shall not drive me back

King John, iii. 3. Time enough to go to bed with a candle, I warrant thee

. 1 Henry IV. ii. 1. You are as a candle, the better part burnt out .

2 Henry IV. i. 2. A wassail candle, my lord, all tallow: if I did say of wax, my growth would approve the truth i. 2. Drinks off candles' ends for flap-dragons, and rides the wild-mare with the boys .


4. Here burns my candle out; ay, here it dies.

· 3 Henry VI. ij. 6. This candle burns not clear: 't is I must snuff it; Then out it goes.

Henry VIII. ii. 2. I'll be a candle-holder, and look on

Romeo and Juliet, i 4. Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops There's husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out

Macbeth, ii. 1. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player

V. 5. So, out went the candle, and we were left darkling

King Lear, i. 4. CANDY.-What a candy deal of courtesy This fawning greyhound then did proffer me 1 Henry IV. i. 3. CANIS. - Whose club killed Cerberus, that three-headed Canis

. Love's L. Lost, v. 2. Canker. – He's something stained With grief, that's beauty's canker .

Tempest, i. In the sweetest bud the eating canker dwells

Two Gen. of Verona, i. 1. The most forward bud Is eaten by the canker ere it blow

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CANKER. — I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace

Much Ado, i. 3. Some to kiil cankers in the musk-rose buds, Some war with rere-mice Mid. N. Dream, ii. 2. You juggler! you canker-blossom! You thief of love! . Now wiil canker-sorrow eat my bud And chase the native beauty from his cheek K'ing John, iii. 4. And heal the inveterate canker of one wound By making many The cankers of a calm world and a long peace.

i Henry IV. iv. 2. 0, that this good blossom could be kept from cankers! .

2 Henry IV. ii. 2. Hath not thy rose a canker, Somerset ?-Hath not thy rose a thorn, Plantagenet? · Henry VI. ii. 4. Whiles thy consuming canker eats his falsehood

ii. 4. Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts

2 Henry VI. i. 2. Where the worser is predominant, Full soon the canker death eats up that plant Romeo and Juliet, 3. The canker gnaw thy heart, For showing me again the eyes of man! Timon of Athens, iv. 3. The canker galls the infants of the spring, Too oft before their buttons be disclosed. Hamlet, i. 3. Is't not to be damned, To let this canker of our nature come In further evil? . My name is lost; By treason's tooth bare-gnawn and canker-bit

K’ing Lear, v. 3. CANNIBALLY. An he had been cannibally given, he might have broiled

Coriolanus, iv. 5. CANNIBALS. — That face of his the hungry cannibals Would not have touched 3 Henry VI. i. 4. And of the Cannibals that each other eat

Othello, i. 3. CANNON. — Sweet smoke of rhetoric! He reputes me a cannon

Love's L. Lost, iii. 1. Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth

As You Like It, i. 7. Take those things for bird-bolts that you deem cannon-bullets

Twelfth Night, i. 5. The thunder of my cannon shall be heard

King John, i. 1. The cannons have their bowels full of wrath

ii. 1. He speaks plain cannon fire, and smoke and bounce

ii. 1. They were As cannons overcharged with double cracks.

Macbeth, i. 2. But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell.

Hamlet, i. 2. As level as the cannon to his blank Transports his poisoned shot

iv. i. The phrase would be more german to the matter, if we could carry cannon by our sides

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CANNOT. – An I cannot, cannot, cannot, An I cannot, another can

Love's L. Lost, iv. 1. Cannot a plain man live and think no harm, But thus his simple truth must be abused? Richard III. i. 3. I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this life.

Julius Cæsar, i. 2. Cannot is false, and that I dare not, falser

ii. 2. CANON. - Contrary to thy established proclaimed edict and continent canon . Love's L. Lost, i. 1. Self-love, which is the most inhibited sin in the canon

All's Well, i. 1. The canon of the law is laid on him

King John, ii. 1. Religious canons, civil laws, are cruel ; Then what should war be?

Timon of Athens, iv. 3. That the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter !

Hamlet, i. 2. CANONIZE. — And fame in time to come canonize us

Troi. and Cress. ïi. 2. CANONIZED. — His loves Are brazen images of canonized saints

2 Henry V 1. i. 3. But tell Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death, Have burst their cerements Hamlet, i. 4. CANOPY.

:- This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament ii. 2. Where dwellest thou? - Under the canopy.

Coriolanus, iv. 5. CANST thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow Macbeth, v. 3. CANSTICK. - I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned, or a dry wheel grate i Henry IV. ii. i. CANTLE. - The greater cantle of the world is lost With very ignorance

A nt. and Cleo. iii. jo. Cuts me from the best of all my land A huge half-moon, a monstrous cantle out i Henry IV. i. 1. CANTONS. – Write loyal cantons of contemned love, And sing them loud Twelfth Night, i. 5. CANVAS-CLIMBER. — From the ladder-tackle washes off A canvas-climber

Pericles, iv. 1. CANZONET. — Let me supervise the canzonet.

Love's L. Lost, iv. 2. Cap. - Hath not the world one man but he will wear his cap with suspicion ? Much Ado, i. 1.

'Tis a cockle or a walnut-shell, A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap Tam. of the Shrew, iv. 3. This doth fit the time, And gentlewomen wear such caps as these

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