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It has been found convenient to arrange the references under two heads.
The First Index is for the most part Glossarial, but it also refers to explanations which are more diffuse in their character. The words which are in Italic are those which may be explained briefly, and often by the addition of another word, approaching to a synonyme, which gives the sense. The words in Roman, principally referring to objects, customs, and ancient and proverbial expressions, require a more lengthened explanation, which will be found under the passages referred to, either in a foot-note (designated by n) or an illustration (designated by i).
The Second Index is of the Dramatis PersonÆ, showing the names of the Characters which occur in each Play, and the particular Act and Scene in which each appears.
The references are not made to Volume and Page, but to Play, Act and Scene. The Poems are referred to by their titles. All the references are abridged as follows :G. V. Two Gentlemen of Verona.
R. T. King Richard III.
H. E. King Henry VIII.
R. J. Romeo and Juliet,
T. Ath. Timon of Athens.
L. King Lear.
T. C. Troilus and Cressida.
J. C. Julius Casar.
A.C. Antony and Cleopatra.
V. A. Venus and Adonis.
L. C. A Lover's Complaint.
P. P. The Passionate Pilgrim.
T. And. Titus Andronicus.
P. Pericles. H. 6, S. P. King Henry VI., Part II.
T. N. K. Two Noble Kinsmen. H. 6, T. P. King Henry VI., Part III.
These two Indexes comprise all that are properly references to the works of Shakspere. A word, or a sentence, is desired to be referred to, when the passage in which it occurs requires explanation. In the foot-notes, or the illustrations, such explanation is to be found, the Index citing the passage to which reference is made; and thus showing, at one view, how words are employed in peculiar senses, either varying or alike in distinct plays. In like manner the name of a character is to be found, in connexion with the act and scene of each play. But it is obvious that a large portion of the Commentary of this edition, that which is comprised in the Introductory and Supplementary Notices, and in the Historical Illustrations—is thus excluded from the Index ;—and this exclusion is rendered necessary, partly from the great extent to which the references would run, even if they were confined to names of persons and books; and partly from the extreme difficulty of digesting into the form of an index those matters wbich are purely critical and speculative.
A. A-he. M. A. iii. 3, n (and in many other passages).
How if a will not stand? Abhor, technical use of the word. H. E. ii. 4, n.
I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul
Refuse you for my judge. Abhorred-disgusted. H. v. 1, n.
And now how abhorred my imagination is ! Abide (v.)-sojourn. W. T. iv. 2, n.
There's no virtue whipped out of the court ; they cherish it to make it stay there ; and yet it
will no more but abide. Abraham Cupid. R. J. ii. 1, n.
Young Abraham Cupid, he that shot so trim
When king Cophetua lov'd the beggar-maid. Abridgement-pastime. M. N. D. v. 1, n.
Say, what abridgement have you for this evening? Abroud-not at hand-far off. Cy. iii. 5, n.
Your means abroad,
And then comes answer like an Absey.book.
Being an abstract 'tween his lust and him. Aby (v.)
suffer for. M. N. D. iii. 2, n. Thou shalt aby it. Accept-consent to certain articles of a treaty. H.F. v. 2,n.
We will, suddenly, Pass our accept and peremptory answer. Accommodation.' H. 4, S. P. iii. 2, i.
A soldier-like word. According to the trick-according to the fashion of banter and exaggeration. M.M. v. 1, n.
I spoke it but according to the trick. Achievement. H. F. iii. 3, n.
He'll drop his heart into the sink of fear,
And, for achievement, offer us his ransom. Achieves her goodness. A. W. i. 1, n. She derives her honesty, and achieves her good.
I have a woman's longing,
To see great Hector in his weeds of peace. • Accidence of Armourie,' passage from. H. v. 1, i.
Was he a gentleman ? Acknown, O. iii. 3, n.
Be not acknown on 't. Acquaintance--used in the singular as a noun of multitude. 0. ii. 1, n.
How does my old acquaintance of this isle ? Acquaint you with the perfect spy-inform yourselves with a most careful inquiry. M. iii. 1, n.
Acquaint you with the perfect spy o' the time,
The moment on't.
And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,
E’er since pursue me. Actors, profits of. H. iii. 2, i.
A fellowship in a cry of players.
Are errors of the blood, none of the mind;
Where neither party is nor true nor kind.
One whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition. Address'd-prepared. A. L. v. 4, n.
Duke Frederick, hearing how that every day
Address d a mighty power.
Our navy is address'd, our power collected.
AGL Address'd-prepared. Luc. n.
At length address'd to answer his desire. Address'd-ready. J. C. iii. 1. n.
He is address'd; press near and second him. Addrest-ready. M. N. D. v. 1, n.
So please your grace, the prologue is addrest. Adriatic. T. $. i. 2. i.
Were she as rough As are the swelling Adriatic seas. Advantage--used as a verb. H. F. iv. 1, n.
Whose hours the peasant best advantages. Advertisements. M. A. i. 1, i.
He set up his bills. Adrice-government, municipal or civil. Luc. n.
Adrice is sporting while infection breeds.
He who shall speak for her is afar of guilty
But that he speaks. Affect (v.)--incline towards; metaphorically, love. L. L. L. 1. 2, n.
I do affect the very ground. Affect the letter-affect alliteration. L. L. L. iv. 2, n.
I will something attect the letter, for it argues facility. Affect a sorrow, than to have. A. W. i. 1, n.
Let it be rather thought you affect a sorrow, than hare. Affecti n-affectation. L. L. L. v. 1, n.
Witty without affection.
Affection ! thy intention stabs the centre.
Of what it likes, or loathes.
An affectimed ass, that cons state without book. Affeer'd. M.iv. 3, n.
Great tyranny, lay thou thy basis sure,
There was a fourth man, in a silly habit,
That gave the affront with them.
That he, as 't were by accident, may here
For daring to affy a mighty lord
Unto the daughter of a worthless king. Against your sacred person--aught against your sacred person. H. E. ii. 4, n.
If, in the course
Turn me away.
An agate very vilely cut. Agate. H. 4, S. P. i. 2. n.
I was never manned with an agate till now. Age's steepy night. So. lxvii. n.
When his youthful morn Hath travellid on to age's steepy night. Age--seniority. T. And. I. 1, n.
Then let my father's honours live in me,
Nor wrong mine age with this indignity.
Agnize (v.)--confess, acknowledge. 0. i. 3, n.
I do agrize
I find in hardness.
II. i. 5, n.
It doth posset
The thin and wholesome blood.
But, fearing lest my jealous aim might err. Aim-conjecture. 0. i. 3, n.
As in these cases where the aim reports.
G. V. iii. 1, n.
That my discovery be not aimed at.
The quality and air of our attempt
Brioks no division.
As great Alcides' shoes upon an ass.
Will you, mine alder-liefest sovereign.
As go to the ale with a Christian. All the world a stage, parallels with. A. L. ii. 7, i. All am rt-dispirited. T. S. iv. 3, n.
What, sweeting, all amort? All-a-mort-dispirited. H. 6, F. P. iii. 2, n. Now where's the bastard's braves, and Charles
his gleeks? What, all 1-murt! Alla stoccata-Italian term of art for the thrust with a rapier. K. J. iii. 1, n.
Alla sticc ita carries it away. All-hallin summer-summer in November. H. 4, F. P. i. 2, n. Farewell, thou latter spring! Farewell, All.
hilluron summer! All-to-entirely, altogether. V. A. n.
Adonis lives, and Death is not to blame;
It was not she that call'd him al-to naught.
Of this allow,
Who, wondering at him, did his words allow. Allow (v.)--approve. So. cxii. n.
So you o'ergreen my bad, my good allow. Altar at St. Edmundsbury. J. v. 4. i.
l'pon the altar al St. Edmundsbury. Alter thy cirurse for Tyre-pursue not the course for Tyre. P. iii. 1, n. Thither, gentle mariner;
Alter thy course for Tyre. Althea's dream. H. 4, S. P. ii. 2, n.
Away, you rascally Althea's dreum. Althea. H. 6, S. P. i. 1, n.
The fatal brand Althe burn'd,
Unto the prince's heart of Calydon. Am, have, and will be. H. E. j. 2, n.
For your highness' good I ever labour'd
More than mine own; that am, have, and will be. Amaimon. 'H. 4, F. P. ii. 4, .
He of Wales, that gave Amaimon the bastinado. Amaze (v.)-confuse. A. L. i. 2, n.
You amaze me, ladies. Ambassadors sent from Antony to Octavius Cæsar, - from North's . Plutarch.' A. C. iii. 10, i.
Let him appear that's come from Antony. America, discovery of. C. E. iii. 2, i.
Where America, the Indies ? Amiss-fanlt. So. xxxv. n.
Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss. Amissa-fault. So. cli, n.
Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss,
Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet self prove. Amurath the Third. 'H. 4, S. P. v.2,;.
Not Amurath an Amurath succeeds. Anachronisms in King John. J. i. 1, i.
The thunder of my cannon shall be heard. Anchur-Anchoret. H. vi. 2, n.
An anchor's cheer in prison be my scope. Ancient-bearer of the ensign. H. 4, S. P. ii. 4, n.
Sir, ancient Pistol 's below.
Andirons. Cy.ii. 4, i. Her andirons
(I had forgot them) were two winking Cupids. Andren-H. E. i. 1, n.
Met in the vale of Andren.
And see my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand.
A coin that bears the figure of an angel. Angel-coin. H. 4, S. P. i. 2, n.
Your ill angel is light.
Not an angel of the air,
Be absent there.
How angerly I taught my brow to frown.
But at last I spied An ancient angle coming down the hill. Answer_statement of objections to certain articles of a treaty. H. F. v.2,n.
We will, suddenly, Pass our accept and peremptory answer. Answer me declin'd. A. C. iii. 11, n.
I dare him therefore
And answer me declin'd.
The Anthrop phagi, and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders. Antipathies. M. V. iv. 1, i.
Some men there are, &c. Antony,-from North’s · Plutarch. J. C. ii. 1, i.
Let Antuny and Cæsar fall together. Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus, conference of,from North's Plutarch.' J. C. iv. 1, i.
These many then shall die. Antony and Cleopatra, amusements of, from North's · Plutarch. A, C. i 1, i.
To-night we 'll wander through the streets, &c. Antony and Octavia, marriage of,- from North's • Plutarch.' A. C. ii. 2, 1.
Thon hast a sister by the mother's side. Antony's cook,- from North's . Plutarch, A. C. ii. 2, i.
Eight wild boars roasted whole at a breakfast, Antony and Cleopatra, first meeting of, - from North's Plutarch.' A C. ii. 2, 1.
When she first met Mark Antony, &e. Antony's angling,- from North's . Plutarch, A. C. ii, s, i.
"T was merry when You wager'd on your angling, &c. Antony, Cæsar, and Pompey, meetings of, from North’s Plutarch,' A.Cii. 6,1.
Your hostages I have, so have you mine, &c. Antony and Cleopatra at Alexandria, - from North's • Plutarch.' A. c. iji. 6, i.
I the market-place, on a tribunal silver'd,
Were publicly enthron'd. Antony's preparations for battle, - from North's • Plutarch.'* A. C. iij. 7, i.
O noble emperor, do not fight by sea. Antony's reception of Cæsar's messenger,- from North's . Plutarch.' A. C. iii. 11, i.
A messenger from Cæsar. Antony's challenge to Cæsar,-- from North's . Platarch.' A. C. iv. 1, i.
Let the old ruffian know, I have many other ways to die, &c. Antony's speech to his servants,- from North's * Plutarch.' A.C. iv. 2, i.
Call forth my household servants. Antony, desertion of, by the god Hercules,- from North's . Plutarch.' A. C. iv. 3, .
Peace, what noise ? Antony, defeat of,- from North's Plutarch.' A.C. iv. 10, i.
This foul Egyptian hath betrayed me. Antony's last speech to Cleopatra, and death, from North's Plutarch.' A. C. iv. 13, in
O Charmian, I will never go from hence. Ape--expression of kindly familiarity applied to a young man.
R. J. ii. i, n.
The ape is dead, and I must conjure him.
Or turn'd an eye of doubt upon my face, A pe-bearer. W. T. iv. 2, i.
As bid me tell my tale in express words. An ape-bearer.
As huw-with a train of circumstances. A. L. iv. Apostle-spoons. H. E. v. 2, i,
3, n. You'il spare your spoons.
Tears our recountments had most kindly bathu, Apothecary, Romeo's description of. R. J. v. 1, i. As how I came into that desert place. I do remember an apothecary.
As our good wills:
Cor. ii. 1, n. Apparel, fashions of. M. A. ii. 3, i.
It shall be to him then, as our good wills; Carving the fashion of a new doublet.
A sure destruction.
Ask of-ask for. M. W.i. 2, n.
Ask of doctor Caius' house.
No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall Apperil. T. Ath. i. 2, ".
To make this contract grow. Let me stay at thine apperil, Timon.
Assay of the deer. J. ii. 2, 1. Apprehensivu-opinion. H.6, F. P. ii. 4, n.
And, like a jolly troop of huntsmen, come To scourge you for this appreh nsion.
Our lusty English, all with purpled hands. Approbation-probation. MM. i. 3, n.
Assinego—ass. J. C. ii. 1, n. This day my sister should the cloister enter,
An assinego may tutor thee. And there receive her approbation.
Association of ideas, Mr. Whiter's theory of. R. J. Approbation-proof. W. T. ii. 1, n.
i. 3,1. Which was as gross as ever touch'd conjecture,
Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face. That lack'd sight only, nought for approbation.
Assum'd this age-put on these appearances of age. Approre our eyes-confirm what we have seen, H.
Cy. v. 5, n. He it is that hath i. 1, n.
Assum'd this age. That, if again the apparition come,
Assured-affianced. C. E. iii. 2, n. He may approre our eyes, and speak to it.
I was (iksured to her. Apprur'd- proved. G. V. v. 4, n.
Assur'd-affianced. J. ii. 2, n. 0, 'tis the curse in love, and still approv'd,
That I did so, when I was first assur'd. When women cannot love, where they're be Astinished him-stunned him with the blow. H. F. lov'd.
v. 1, n. Apricocks-apricots. R. S. iii. 4. n.
Enough, captain ; you have astonished him. Go, bind thou up yon dangling apricocks.
Astringer- falconer. A. W. v. 1, i. April-day-spring time of life. T. Aih. iv. 3, n.
Enter a gentle Astringer. She, whom the spital house and ulcerous sores
L. iv. 6, n. Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices
Ten masts at each make not the altitude To the April-day again.
Which thou hast perpendicularly fell. Are arms which are arms. P. i. 2, n.
At_liberty--of his own unrestrained will. From whence an issue I might propagate,
F. P'. v. 2, n.
Never did I hear
Atone together - unite. A. L. V. 4, n.
Then is there mirth in heaven,
When earthly things made even Argument-conversation. M. A. iii. 1, n.
Atone together. For shape, for bearing, argument, and valour. Atone you--make you in concord. R. S. i. 1, n. Argument subject matter. A. L. iii. 1, n.
Since we cannot atone you, you shall see I should not seek an absent argument
Justice design the victor's chivalry. Of my revenge, thou present.
Atone (v.)--to make at one. Cy. i. 5, n. Arm him-Tahe him in your arms. Cy. iv. 2, n.
I was glad I did atime my countryman and you. Come, arm him.
Atone (v.)-be reconciled. Cor. iv. 6, n. Arm gaunt. A. C. i. 5, n.
He and Aufidius can no more atone, And soberly did mount an arm-gaunt steed.
Than violentest contrariety. Arm your prize-offer your arm to the lady you have
Attended – waited for. H. 6, T. P. iv. 6, n. won. T. N. K. v.3, n.
And the lord Hastings, who attended him
In secret ambush on the forest side.
Aumerle, duke of R. S. i. 3, i. Aroint thee, explanation of. L. iii. 4, i.
Away with me, like me. H4, S. P. iii. 2, n. Aroint thee, witch, aruint thee.
She never could away with me. Aroint. M. i. 3. 1). See L. iii. 4,i.
Auful—in the sense of lawful. G. V. iv. 1, n. Aroint thee, witch !' the rump.fed ronyon cries.
Thrust from the company of awful men. A-row--one after the other. C. E. v. 1, n.
Awful-reverential. H. 4, S. P. iv. 1, n. Beaten the maids a-row, and bound the doctor. We come within our awful banks again, Arras. H. 4, F. P. ii. 4, i.
And knit our powers to the arm of peace. Go hide thee behind the arras.
Awkward wind-epithet used by Marlowe and Arrest before judgment. C. E. iv. 2,i.
Drayton, H. 6, S. P. iii. 2, 1. One that, hefore the judgment, carries poor souls And twice by awkward wind from England's to hell.
bank Arrive the-arrive at the. J.C.1. 2, n.
Drove back again unto my native clime. But ere we could arrive the point propos’d. awless-not inspiring awe. 1. i. 1, n. Arthur's show. II. 4, S. P. iii. 2, i.
Against whose fiery and unmatched force I remember at Mile end green (when I lay at The awless lion could not waye the tight. Clement's inn), I was then sir Dayonet at Arthur's Aye remaining lamps---constantly burning lamps. shu.
P.iii. 1, n.
And aye remaining amps.
B. i. 1, n.
Artificial strife Lives in these touches, livelier than life.
Baccare-go back. T. S. ii. 1, n. Arundel, escape of Thomas son of the earl of. R. S. Baccare! you are marvellous forward. ii. 1, i.
Badge of fame to slander's livery. Luc. n. The son of Richard, earl of Arundel,
At least I give That late broke from the duke of Exeter.
A badge of fame to slander's livery; As bid--as to bid. J. iv. 2, n.
A dying life to living infamy.
Bay pipes. M. V. iv. I, i.
All furnish'd, all in arms: Bagpipe.
All plum'd, like estridges that with the wind Bagpipe. H. 4, F. P. i. 2, i.
Baled. The drone of a Lincolnshire bagpipe.
Barler- bat used in washing linen in a stream. Bailiil, dress of the. C. E. iv. 2, 1.
A. L. ii, 4, n.
I remember the kissing of her batler.
Of Caur-de-Lion knighted in the field.
Battles upon the stage. H, F. i. Chorus, i. Juliet's chamber.
But pardon, gentles all. Baldrick--belt. M. A. I. 1, n.
Barian-character in the morris-dance. T. N. K. Or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick.
iii. 5, n. Bale- ruin. Cor. i. I, n.
Enter Gerrold, four Countrymen (and the BaRome and her rats are at the point of battle,
vian). The one side must have bale.
Bavin-brushwood. H. 4, F. P. iii. 2, n. Baleful-baneful. H.6, F. P. v. 4, n.
He ambled and down By sight of these our baleful enemies.
With shallow jesters and rash baoin wits.
up Balk--pass over. T. S. i. 1, .
Baynard's castle. R. T. iii 5, i. Balk logic with acquaintance that you have.
If you thrive well, bring them to Baynard's Balk'd-heaped up: H. 4, F. P. i. 1, n.
castle, Ten thousand bold Scots, two-and-twenty Be moved_have compassion. G. V. ii. 1, #. knights,
O be not like your mistress; be moved, be noted. Balk'd in their own blood, did sir Walter see Be naught awhile. A. L. I. 1, n. On Holmedon's plains,
Marry, sir, be better employed, and be rasght Ballad. H. 4, S. P. iv. 3,i.
awhile. I will have it in a particular ballad.
Be comfortable — become susceptible of comfort. Ballow-pole. L. iv. 6, n.
A. L. ii. 6, n. Or ise try whether your costard or my ballow be For my sake, be comfortable; hold death awhile the harder.
at the arm's end. Band-bond. C. E. iv. 2, n. (See R. S. i. 1, n.) Be borne- to be borne. R. J. iv. 1, R. Tell me, was he arrested on a band ?
In thy best robes uncover'd on the bier, Band-bond. R. S. i. 1, n.
Be burne to burial in thy kindred's grave, Hast thou, according to thy oath and band,
Thou shalt be borne to that same ancient Fault. Brought hither Henry Hereford, thy bold son? Be circumstanc'd-yield to circumstances. O. iii. Banishment, law of. R. S. i. 3, i.
4, n. Our part therein we banish.
T is very good : I must be circumstanc'd. Bank'd their towns-sailed along their banks. J. v. Beadsman. G. V. i. 1, i. 2, n.
I will be thy beadsman, Valentine. Have I not heard these islanders shout out, Beacon to this under globe. L. ii. 2, n. Vive le roy! as I have bank'd their towns ?
Approach, thou beacon to this under globe, Bans-curses. L. ii. 3, n.
That by thy comfortable beams I may Sometime with lunatic bans, sometime with
Peruse this letter ! prayers.
Bear.baiting. M. W. i. l, i. Barbason-evil spirit in the • Dæmonology.' H. F. I have seen Sackerson loose. ii. 2, n.
Bearing cloth--mantle with which a child is covered I am not Barba son, you can not conjure me!
when carried to the church to be baptized. W.T. Barbed-caparisoned. R. T. i. 1, n.
iii. 3, n. And now, instead of mounting burbed steeds.
Look thee, a bearing-cloth for a squire's child ! Barbers' shops. A. W. ii. 2, i.
Bear a brain-have a memory. R. J. i. 3, n. It is like a barber's chair.
My lord and you were then at Mantua :Bare the raven's eye. Cy. ii. 2, n.
Nay, I do bear a brain. Swift, swift, you dragons of the night, that Bear-garden on the Bankside. H. E. v.3, i. dawning
Paris-garden. May bare the raren's eye!
Beards. 8. F. iii. 6, i. Barm-yeast. M. N. D. ii. 1, n.
A beard of the general's cut. And sometime make the drink to bear no barm. Bears (v.)-figures, is seen.
M. M. iv. 4, n. Barne-child. W. T. iii. 3, n.
For my authority bears of a credent bulk. Mercy on is, a barne, a very pretty barne! Bears (the Nevils). H. 6, S. P. v. 1, n. Baronets, order of. O. iii. 4, 1.
Call hither to the stake my two brave bears. The hearts of old gave hands; Beat on a crown-are intent on a crown. H. 6, S. P. But our new heraldry is-hands, not hearts.
ij. 1, n.
Thine eyes and thoughts Base-prison base (the game). G. V. i. 2, n.
Beat on a crown. Indeed, I bid the base for Proteus.
Beated-participle of the verb to beat. So. Ixii. . Base court-lower court. R. S. iii. 3, n.
But when my glass shows me myself indeed, My lord, in the base court he doth attend.
Beated and chopp'd with tann'd antiquity. Basilisco like. J. i. 1, n.
Beauty--pronounced booty. H. 4, F. P. i. 1, R. Knight, knight, good mother,-Basilisco-like.
Let not us that are squires of the night's body Bastard, whom the oracle-allusion to the tale of be called thieves of the day's beauty. Edipus. T. Ath. iv. 3, n.
Beaver--helmet, H. 4, F. P. iv. 1, n. Think it a bastard, whom the oracle
I saw young Harry with his bearer on. Hath doubtfully pronounc'd thy throat shall cut, Beaver. H. i. 2, n. See H. 4, S. P. iv. I, i. And mince it sans remorse.
He wore his beaver up. Bat-club. L. C. n.
Beavers. H. 4, S. P. iv. I, i. So slides he down upon his grained bat.
Their bearers down. Bate--strife, debate. M. W. i. 4, n.
Becomed-becoming. R. J. iv. 2, n. And, I warrant you, no tell-tale, nor no breed And gave him what becomed love I might, bate.
Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty. Bate. H. F. ii. 7, n.
Bedded jet-jet imbedded or set. L. C. n. "T is a hooded valour; and, when it appears, it A thousand favours from a maund she drew will bate.
Of amber, crystal, and of bedded jet. Bate-breeding-strife-breeding. V. A. n.
Bedfellow. H. F. ii. 2, i. This sour informer, this bate-breeding spy,
Nay, but the man that was his bedfellore. Bated. II. 4, F. P. iv. 1, n.
Bedlam beggars. L. ii. 3, i.