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PRIVATES, Common soldiers; II. ii. 242.

PROBATION, proof; (quadrisyllabic); I. i. 156.

PROCESS, decree; IV. iii. 68. PRODIGAL, prodigally; I. iii. 116. PROFIT, advantage; II. ii. 24. PROGRESS, journey made by a sovereign through his own country; IV. iii. 34.

PRONOUNCE, speak on; III. ii. 333.

PROOF, trial of strength; II. ii.


PROPER, appropriate; II. i. 114.

-, own, very; V. ii. 66. PROPERTY, kingly right, (? "own person"); II. ii. 618. PROPOSER, Orator; II. ii. 303. PROVINCIAL ROSES, properly, double-damask roses; here, rosettes of ribbon worn on shoes; the name was derived either from Provence or Provins near Paris, both places being famous for their roses; III. ii. 296. PUFF'D, bloated; I. iii. 49. PUPPETS; "p. dallying"; (?) the figures in the puppet-show (in which Ophelia and her lover were to play a part); more probably used in some wanton sense; III. ii. 264.

PURGATION; "put him to his p.", "a play upon the legal and medical senses of the word"; III. ii. 328.

PURSY, fat with pampering; III. iv. 153.

PUT ON, incite, instigate; IV. vii. 132; put to the test, tried; V. ii. 419; assume; I. v. 172. PUT ON ME, impressed upon me; L. iii. 94.

QUAINTLY, artfully, skilfully; II. i. 31.

QUALITY, profession, calling (especially the actor's profession); II. ii. 373.

QUANTITY, measure, portion; III. iv. 75.

QUARRY, heap of dead; V. ii. 386. QUESTION, talk; III. i. 13.

; "cry out on the top of q.", i. e. speak in a high key, or in a high childish treble; II. ii. 365.

QUESTIONABLE, inviting question; I. iv. 43.

QUEST LAW, inquest law; V. i. 25.
QUICK, alive; V. i. 143.
QUIDDITIES, subtleties; (Ff.,
“quiddits"); V. i. 111.

QUIETUS, a law term for the offi-
cial settlement of an account;
III. i. 75.
QUILLETS, subtle arguments; V. i.


QUINTESSENCE, the highest or fifth essence; (a term in alchemy); II. ii. 330.

QUIT, requite; V. ii. 68. QUOTED, observed, noted; II. i. 112.

RACK, mass of clouds in motion; II. ii. 523.

RANGE, roam at large; III. iii. 2. RANKER, richer, greater; IV. iv.


RANKLY, grossly; I. v. 38. RAPIER, a small sword used in thrusting; V. ii. 155. RASHLY, hastily; V. ii. 6. RAVEL OUT, unravel; (Qq. 2-5, "rouell"); III. iv. 186.

RAZED, slashed; III. ii. 296. REACH, capacity; II. i. 64. RECKS, cares, minds; (Qq. "reck'st"); I. iii. 51.

RECOGNIZANCES; "a recognizance

is a bond or obligation of record testifying the recognizer to owe to the recognizee a certain sum of money" (Cowel); V. i. 118.

RECORDERS, a kind of flute or

flageolet; III. ii. 313. RECOVERIES, a law term; (v. "Vouchers"); V. i. 119. REDE, Counsel, advice; I. iii. 51. REDELIVER, report; V. ii. 193. REELS, dances wildly; I. iv. 9. REGARDS, conditions; II. ii. 79. REGION, air; ("originally a division of the sky marked out by the Roman augurs"); II. ii. 526.

RELATIVE, conclusive, to the purpose; II. ii. 654.

RELISH OF, have a taste, flavor; III. i. 121.

REMEMBER; "I beseech you, r.", the full saying is found in Love's Labor's Lost; V. i. 103; "I do beseech thee remember thy courtesy; I beseech thee apparel thy head"; V. ii. 109. REMEMBRANCES, mementos;

i. 93.


REMISS, careless; IV. vii. 135. REMORSE, pity; II. ii. 530. REMOVE, removal; IV. v. 83. REMOVED, retired, secluded; I. iv. 61.

REPAST, feed; IV. v. 149. REPLICATION, reply, answer; IV. ii. 13.

REQUITE, repay; I. ii. 251. RESIDENCE, a fixed abode as opposed to strolling; used technically of theatrical companies; II. ii. 353. RESOLUTES, desperadoes; I. i. 98. Resolve, dissolve, melt; I.




RE-SPEAKING, re-echoing; I. ii. 128.

RESPECT, Consideration, motive; III. i. 68.

REST, stay, abode; II. ii. 13. RESTS, remains; III. iii. 64. RETROGRADE, contrary; I. ii. 114. RETURN'D; "had r.", would have returned; (Qq. "returne"); I. i. 91.

REVEREND, venerable; II. ii. 518.
REVOLUTION, change; V. i. 101.
RE-WORD, repeat in
the very

words; III. iv. 143. RHAPSODY, a collection of meaningless words; III. iv. 48. RHENISH, Rhenish wine; I. iv. 10. RIBAND, ribbon, ornament; IV. vii. 78.

RIGHTS OF MEMORY, rights remembered; (Ff. “Rites"); V. ii. 411.

RITES, funeral service; V. i. 251. RIVALS, partners, sharers; I. i. 13. ROBUSTIOUS, Sturdy; III. ii. 11. ROMAGE, bustle, turmoil; I. i. 107. Rood, cross; "by the rood," an oath; III. iv. 14.

ROOTS ITSELF, takes root, grows; I. v. 33.

Roscius, the most celebrated actor

of ancient Rome; II. ii. 423. Rose, charm, grace; III. iv. 42. ROSEMARY, a herb; the symbol of remembrance, particularly used at weddings and funerals; IV. v. 177. ROUGH-HEW, make the rough, or first form; a technical term in carpentering; V. ii. 11. ROUND, in a straightforward manner; II. ii. 141.

ROUSE, bumper, revel; ("the
Danish rousa"); I. ii. 127.
Row, stanza (properly, line);
II. ii. 452.

RUB, impediment; a term in the game of bowls; III. i. 65. RUE, called also "herb of grace"; emblematic of repentance; (Ophelia is probably playing on rue repentance, and "rue, even for ruth" pity; the former signification for the queen, the latter for herself) (cp. Richard II.; III. iv. 104); IV.

v. 183.

SABLES, fur used for the trim


ming of rich robes; perhaps with a play on "sable”—black; III. ii. 143.

SAFETY; trisyllabic; (so Qq.; Ff., "sanctity"; Theobald, "san

ity"); I. iii. 21. SALLETS, salads; used metaphorically for "relish"; (Pope "salts", later "salt"); II. ii. 480.

SANDAL SHOON, shoes consisting of soles tied to the feet; (shoon, archaic plural): (Qq., "Sendall"); IV. v. 26. SANS, without; III. iv. 79. SATE, satiate; I. v. 56. SATYR, taken as a type of deformity; I. ii. 140.

SAWS, maxims; I. v. 100. SAY'ST, say'st well; V. i. 30. 'SBLOOD, a corruption of "God's blood"; an oath; II. ii. 394. SCANN'D, carefully considered; III. iii. 75.

'SCAPES, escapes; I. iii. 38. SCARF'D, put on loosely like a

scarf; V. ii. 13.

SCHOLAR, a man of learning, and hence versed in Latin, the language of exorcists; I. i. 42. SCHOOL, university; I. ii. 113. SCONCE, colloquial term for head; V. i. 114.

SCONCE, ensconce; (Qq., Ff., “silence"); III. iv. 4.

SCOPE, utmost aim; III. ii. 234.
SCOURGE, punishment; IV. iii. 6.
SCRIMERS, fencers; IV. vii. 101.
SCULLION, the lowest servant;
used as a term of contempt;
II. ii. 637.

"esclavine; a seagowne; or a coarse, high-collared, and short-sleeved gowne, reaching downe to the mid-leg, and used most by seamen, and Saylors" (Cotgrave); V. ii. 13. SEALS; "to give them s.", to ratify by action; III. ii. 431.

SEA OF TROUBLES, (V. “take arms,") etc.

SEASON, temper, restrain; I. ii. 192.

ripen; I. iii. 81.
qualify; II. i. 28.

SEASONS, matures, seasons; III. ii. 224.

SECURE, careless, unsuspicious; (Johnson, "secret"); I. v. 61. SEEMING, appearance; III. ii. 96. SEIZED OF, possessed of; I. i. 89. SEMBLABLE, equal, like; V. ii. 126. SENECA; "S. cannot be too

heavy," alluding to the rhetorical Senecan plays taken as models for tragedy by the Academic play-wrights; II. ii.


SENSE, feeling; sensibility; III. iv. 71.

SENSIBLY, feelingly; (F. 1, "sensible"); IV. v. 152.

SE OFFENDENDO, Clown's blunder for se defendendo; V. i. 9. SEQUENT, consequent, following; V. ii. 54.

SERGEANT, sheriff's officer; V. ii. 358.

SET, regard, esteem; IV. iii. 67.

SEVERAL, different; V. ii. 20.
SHALL, will; III. i. 186.

SHALL ALONG, shall go along; III.
iii. 4.

SHAPE; "to our s.", to act our
part; IV. vii. 151.

SHARDS, fragments of pottery; V.
i. 263.

SHARK'D UP, picked up without
selection; I. i. 98.

SHEEN, brightness, lustre; III. ii.

SHEETED, enveloped in shrouds;
I. i. 115.

SHENT, put to the blush, re-
proached; III. ii. 430.

SHORT; "kept s.", kept, as it
were, tethered, under control;
IV. i. 18.

SHOULD, Would; III. ii. 326.
the motely dress worn by the
clown, and generally by the
Vice; III. iv. 102.

SHREWDLY, keenly, piercingly; I.

iv. 1.

SHRIVING-TIME, time for confes-

sion and absolution; V. ii. 47.
SIEGE, rank; IV. vii. 77.
SIMPLE, silly, weak; I. ii. 97.
SIMPLES, herbs; IV. vii. 145.
SITH, since; IV. iv. 12.
SKIRTS, outskirts, borders; I. i.

SLANDER, abuse; I. iii. 133.
SLEDDED, travelling in sledges; I.
i. 63.

SLIPS, faults, offences; II. i. 22.
SLIVER, a small branch of a tree;
IV. vii. 175.

So, such; III. i. 69; provided
that; IV. vii. 61.
SOFTLY, slowly; (Ff. "safely”);
IV. iv. 8.

SOFT YOU NOw, hush, be quiet;
III. i. 88.

SOIL, Stain; I. iv. 20.
SOLE, only; III. iii. 77.

SOLICITED, urged, moved; V. ii.

SOMETHING, somewhat; (Ff.
“somewhat”); I. iii. 121.
SOMETIMES, formerly; I. i. 49.
SORT, associate; II. ii. 280.
turn out; I. i. 109.

SOVEREIGNTY; "your s. of reason,"
the command of your reason;
I. iv. 73.

SPLENITIVE, passionate, impetu-
ous; V. i. 293.

SPRINGES, snares; I. iii. 115.
SPURNS, kicks; IV. v. 6.

STAND ME UPON, be incumbent on
me; V. ii. 63.

STAR, Sphere; II. ii. 143.
STATION, attitude in standing;
III. iv. 58.

STATISTS, statesman; V. ii. 33.
STATUTES, "particular modes of
recognizance or acknowledg-
ment for securing debts, which
thereby become a charge upon
the party's land" (Ritson); V.

i. 118.

STAY, wait for; V. ii. 24.
STAY'D, waited; I. iii. 57.
STAYS, waits for me; III. iii.

STAY UPON, await; III. ii. 117.
STICK FIERY OFF, "stand in bril-
liant relief"; V. ii. 279.
STIFFLY, strongly; I. v. 95.
STILL, always; I. i. 122.
STITHY, Smithy; (F. 1, "Stythe";
(Ff. 2, 3, 4, "Styth"; Theobald,
"Smithy"); III. ii. 93.
STOMACH, Courage; I. i. 100.
STOUP, drinking cup; V. i. 69.
STRAIGHT, straightway; II. ii. 467.
STRANGER; "as a s.", i. e. without
doubt or question; I. v. 165.
STREWMENTS, strewing of flowers

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TABLE, tablet; I. v. 98.

TABLES, tablets, memorandumbook; I. v. 107.

TAINTS, stains, blemishes; II. i. 32.

allusion to a custom attributed
to the Kelts by Aristotle, Stra-
bo, and other writers; "they
throw themselves into the
foaming floods with their
swords drawn in their hands,"
etc. (Fleming's trans. of
Aelian's Histories, 1576); III.
i. 59.
TAKES, affects, enchants; (Ff. 1,
2, "talkes"; Ff. 3, 4, "talks");
I. i. 163.

TAKE YOU, pretend; II. i. 13.
TARDY; "come t. off," being too
feebly shown; III. ii. 31.
TARRE, incite; II. ii. 380.
TAX'D, censured; I. iv. 18.
TELL, Count; I. ii. 238.

TEMPER'D, compounded; (Ff. "temp'red"); V. ii. 350.

TEMPLE, (applied to the body); I. iii. 12.

TEND, wait; IV. iii. 50.

TENDER, regard, have a care for; I. iii. 107.

TENDERS, promises; I. iii. 106. TENT, probe; II. ii. 647. TERMAGANT, a common character in the mystery-plays, represented as a most violent tyrant; often referred to in association with Mahoun, and seemingly as a Saracen god; III. ii. 17. TETTER, a diseased thickening of the skin; I. v. 71. THAT, that which; II. ii. 7.

-, so that; IV. v. 220. THEFT, the thing stolen; III. ii.


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