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than that he does not add what; and Mr. Grant White queries if they signify "a man of action, a busy man”).

occupy;" which was an excellent good word before it was ill sorted -As odious as the word, iv. 340: In illustration of this passage Ritson cites the following "jest" from Wits, Fits, and Fancies, ed. 1614; "One threw stones at an yll-fauor'd old womans owle, and the olde woman said: Faith (sir knaue) you are well occupy'd, to throw stones at my poore owle, that doth you no harme. Yea marie (answered the wag), so would you be better occupy'd too (I wisse) if you were younge againe, and had a better face:" Here ill sorted means "ill associated." (Compare the 6th stanza of “As I was ridinge by the way,” p. 29 of Loose and humorous Songs, printed from Percy's folio Ms. by the Early English Text Society: see too A Satyr on Ri. Fletcher, Bp. of London, in which his second wife, the widow of Sir Richard Baker, is termed, with a quibble, 66 common occupier," p. xi. of the Memoir of Beaumont and Fletcher, prefixed to my ed. of their works.)

occurrents, occurrences, incidents, vii. 435.


odd with him-To be, To be at odds, to contend, with him, vi. 101. odd-even and dull watch o' the night—At this, viii. 136: “This odd

even is simply the interval between twelve at night and one in the morning" (HENLEY; whose explanation is perhaps the right one).

oddly, unequally: oddly poised, vi. 31.

odds-1 shall win at the, "I shall succeed with the advantage that I am allowed" (MALONE), vii. 430.

'ods pittikins! viii. 474: "Steevens's derivation from God's my pity

is not quite correct. It is rather from God's pity, diminutively used by the addition of kin. In this manner we have 'od's bodikins” (DOUCE).

œilliads, amorous glances, ogles (Fr. œillade), i. 372; viii. 92. o'er-count me of my father's house-Thou dost, viii. 294; O Antony,

You have my father's house, viii. 302 : "O'er-count seems to be used equivocally, and Pompey perhaps meant to insinuate that Antony not only out-numbered, but had over-reached him. The circumstance here alluded to our author found in the old translation of Plutarch [by North]; Afterwards, when Pompey's house was put to open sale, Antonius bought it; but when they asked him money for it, he made it very straunge, and was offended with them'" (MALONE).

o'er-crows, crows over, triumphs over, overpowers, vii. 435.

o'ergrown-So, viii. 481: see note 60, viii. 481.

o'erlooked, bewitched: o'erlook'd even in thy birth, i. 448; They have o'erlook'd me, ii. 377.



o'er-parted, having too considerable a part or character assigned to

him, ii. 243.

o'er-perch, to mount over, to fly over (as a bird to its perch), vi. 406.

o'er-posting, getting quickly over, iv. 317.

o'er-raught, over-reached, cheated: o'er-raught of all my money,

ii. 13.

o'er-raught, overtook, overpassed: certain players We o'er-raught on the way, vii. 356.

o'er-sized, smeared, daubed over, "covered as with glutinous matter" (CALDECOTT), Vii. 351.

o'er-straw'd, over-strewed, ix. 261.

o'er-watch'd, worn out with watching, vii. 182; viii. 47. o'er-wrested, over-wound, over-strained (see wrest), vi. 25. of, on: of sleep (on sleep-a-sleep: among other instances of "on sleep" cited by Malone ad l. is one from Gascoigne's Supposes, "I think they be on sleep"), i. 272; of one horse, iii. 157; of my hawk or hound, iii. 187; bestow some precepts of this virgin, iii. 260; bestow of him, iii. 363; the box of the ear, iv. 318; A pox of this gout! or, a gout of this pox, iv. 320; revenged of her, iv. 340; God's blessing of your good heart, iv. 346; Of him that did not ask, but mock, bestow, vi. 187; take vengeance of such kind of men, vi. 354; I have an eye of you, vii. 345 ; And of all Christian souls, vii. 402.

of all loves: see loves-Of all.

offering side-We of the, iv. 270: see note 107, iv. 270. officers of sorts, officers of different degrees, iv. 423.

offices, “ rooms or places at which refreshments are prepared or served out" (STEEVENS): When all our offices have been oppress'd, vii. 35; All offices are open, viii. 167.

officious, ready with their service: be every one officious To make this banquet, vi. 358.

✪ ho, O ho! i. 211: "This savage exclamation was originally and constantly appropriated by the writers of our ancient Mysteries and Moralities to the Devil; and has, in this instance, been transferred to his descendant Caliban" (STEEVENS): "But Shakespeare was led to put this ejaculation in the mouth of his savage by the following passage: 'They [the savages] seemed all very civill and very merry, showing tokens of much thankfulness for those things we gave them, which they expresse in their language by these words-oh, oh! often repeated.' Abstract of James Rosier's Account of Captain Weymouth's Voyage. Purchas, iv. 1661" (MALONE). old, used as an augmentative in colloquial language, — meaning "plentiful, abundant, great:" old cramps, i. 212; an old abusing

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of God's patience and the king's English, i. 375; old coil, ii. 147;
old swearing, ii. 410; old utis, iv. 336 ; old turning the key, vii, 232.
("Faire le Diable de vauuert. To play reaks, to keep an old coile, or
horrible stirre; to make a hurlyburly." Cotgrave's Fr. and. Engl.
Dict. I believe I was the first to remark that the Italians use (or
at least formerly used) "vecchio," in the same sense;

"Perchè Corante abbandonava il freno,
E dette un vecchio colpo in sul terreno."

Pulci, Morg. Mag. C. xv. st. 54;

"E so ch' egli ebbe di vecchie paure."

Id. C. xix. st. 30:

It is rather remarkable that Florio, in his Dict., has not given this meaning of "vecchio.")

old,-wold, a plain open country, downs: Swithold (St. Withold) footed thrice the old, viii. 70.

old ends, a term used to signify "old quotations, old saws,” &c., which it does in the second of the following passages; but in the first of them the context proves that it refers to the formal conclusions of letters common in Shakespeare's time: ere you flout old ends any further, ii. 80; With old odd ends stol'n out of holy writ, v. 360. old lad of the castle, iv. 206: see introduction, iv. 198.

old tale, my lord—Like the: see tale, my lord—Like the old.

Olivers and Rowlands, v. 12: "These were two of the most famous in the list of Charlemagne's Twelve Peers," &c. (WARBURTON): Rowland Orlando.

O Lord, sir! see Lord, sir !—0.

omen, a portentous event: prologue to the omen coming on, vii. 304. on, of: If on the first, iv. 183; The master-cord on's heart, v. 528; to make catlings on, vi. 76; out on's own eyes, vi. 110; One on's father's moods, vi. 147; at very root on's heart, vi. 171; Worth six on him, vi. 232; ¿ the very throat on me, vii. 233; come out on's grave, vii. 280; i the middle on's face, viii. 36; three on's, viii. 70; the rest on's body, ibid.; ¿ the breech on us, ix. 147; fond on praise, ix. 374.

once, sometime, at one time or other: once to-night, i. 417; once weak ones, v. 481; that she must die once, vii. 179.

once, once for all: Once this, ii. 30; 'tis once, thou lovest, ii. 81; Once, if he do require our voices, vi. 180: According to Mr. Staunton, once in these passages is equivalent to "For the nonce, for the occasion."

one, formerly, it would seem, pronounced like on; and hence the quibble in the following passage; my gloves are on then, this may be yours, for this is but one, i. 294.

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oneyers-Great, iv. 223: see note 37, iv. 223.


onion-ey'd—Am, "I have my eyes as full of tears as if they had been fretted by onions" (JOHNSON), viii. 336.

opal, "a gem which varies its appearance [colours] as it is viewed in different lights" (STEEVENS), iii. 345; ix. 420.

open—In, “A Latinism [in aperto]," &c. (STEEVENs), v. 540.

operant, operative, active, vii. 65, 367.

opinion, credit, reputation: redeem'd thy lost opinion, iv. 294; then

we did our main opinion crush, vi. 32; Yet go we under our opinion still, vi. 33 ; purchase us a good opinion, vii. 131; spend (squander) your rich opinion, viii. 174; my name's opinion, ix. 178.

opinion, self-opinion, conceit: learned without opinion, ii. 218; haughtiness, opinion, and disdain, iv. 253.

opposite, an adversary: too unhurtful an opposite, i. 514; his opposite, the youth, iii. 360; your opposite hath in him, &c., iii. 371; bloody, and fatal opposite, ibid. ; weigh against his opposite, iv. 322; meeting of their opposite, iv. 362; Daring an opposite to every danger, v. 458 (see note 126, v. 458); discover him their opposite, vi. 175; An unknown opposite, viii. 116; opposites of such repairing nature (see repair), v. 219.

opposite, adverse, hostile: Be opposite with a kinsman, iii. 351. opposition, a combat, an encounter: In single opposition, iv. 215; in single oppositions, viii. 461.

oppress, to suppress: The mutiny he there hastes ť oppress, ix. 47.

orb, the orbit, the path of a plant: move in that obedient orb again,

iv. 282.

orb, the circle in a field, known by the name of fairy-ring: To dew her orbs upon the green, ii. 270.

orchard, generally synonymous with garden, ii. 82, 97, 105; iii. 132, 359, 368; iv. 93, 307, 397; vi. 57, 400, 403, 419, 430, 444; vii. 325, 326; orchard-end, iii. 370; orchard-walls, vi. 405; orchards, vii. 165; ix. 419.

order-Take: see take order.

ordinance, "rank" (JOHNSON): one but of my ordinance, vi. 206. ordinance-That slaves your: see slaves your, &c.

ordinant, ordaining, decreeing, swaying, vii. 424

ordinary, a public dining-table where each person pays his share: for his ordinary pays his heart, viii. 284; I did think thee, for two ordinaries ("while I sat twice with thee at table," JOHNSON), to be a pretty wise fellow, iii. 238.



orgulous, proud, haughty, vi. 5.

ort, a scrap, a leaving, vii. 78; orts, vi. 111; vii. 169; ix. 301 (The word is seldom found in the singular: "Orts, Fragmenta, Mensæ reliquiæ." Coles's Lat. and Engl. Dict.: “Orts, The refuse of hay left in the stall by cattle." Craven Dialect).

osprey, "The Osprey or Fishing-Hawk, Pandion haliaetus" (see Yarrell's Hist. of Brit. Birds, vol. i. p. 25, sec. ed.), which was supposed to have the power of fascinating the fish it preyed on, vi. 243; ospreys, ix. 116.

ostent, a show, a display: ii. 359; iv. 507; ix. 14; ostents, ii. 370. ostentation, a show, a display: a mourning ostentation, ii. 128; some delightful ostentation, ii. 221; ostentation of despised arms, iv. 140 (see note 55, iv. 140); all ostentation of sorrow, iv. 330; Make good this ostentation, vi. 158; formal ostentation, vii. 403; Th' ostentation of our love, viii. 314.

othergates, in another manner, iii. 390.

ouches, golden ornaments in the shape of a boss, but a term used to signify various ornaments,-jewels, iv. 338.

ought him a thousand pound, owed him, &c., iv. 265.

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ouphs, elves, goblins, i. 434, 447: "Ouph, or Elf." Richardson's Dict.: "In a note on the former of these passages Steevens boldly tells us that Ouphe is the Teutonic word for a fairy or goblin.' It may be; but Grimm quotes no other authority for the word than Shakespeare. He sees in it only another form of the cognate Elf; and speaks of a corresponding form in the middle High German Ulf, in the plural Ulve-'von den ulven entbunden werden'—and proves the identity of this Ulp with Alp, and consequently with our English Elf, from a Swedish song published by Arwiddson, in his collection of Swedish ballads, in one version of which the elfin king is called "Herr Elfer,' and in the second, 'Herr Ulfver.'" Thoms's Three Notelets on Shakespeare, p. 76. ousel, the blackbird (old Fr. oisel), iv. 352; ousel-cock, ii. 288: In a note on the name "The Ring Ouzel. Turdus torquatus," Yarrell observes, "The Blackbird is also sometimes called Ouzel and Ousel. Thus Shakespeare," &c. Hist. of Brit. Birds, vol. i. p. 218, sec. ed. out-breasted, out-voiced, out-sung, ix. 212: see breast. outlook, to face down, iv. 83.

outrage-Clamorous, v. 65; the mouth of outrage, vi. 482: see note 142, vi. 482.

out-vied, iii. 141 : see vie.

outward man-An, "One not in the secret of affairs" (WARBURTON), iii. 248.

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