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Come your ways, come your ways [come along,' come hither with me ") Tr. & Cr., iii. 2. - Look to't, I charge you : come your ways.-Hamlet, i. 3.

Well, go thy way (* go along with thee,' “pursue thine own way']: thou shalt not from this grove,

till I.-Mid. N, D., ii. 2. Well, go thy way [' be off with thee,'' be gone,'' I give thee thy way ']; if Sir Toby would leave drinking, thou.—Tw. N., i. 5.

Go thy way ['go on thine own way,' 'thou know'st well what thou 'rt about '). Hector ! There's a brave man : . Go thy way, Troilus, go thy way !-Tr. & Cr., i. 2.

Go thy ways, wench; serve God.-R. & Jul., ii. 5.

Say'st thou so, old Jack; go thy ways; I 'll make more of thy old body than I have done.—Merry W., ii. 2.

Go thy ways, old Jack; die when thou wilt, if manhood, good manhood, be not forgot.—1 H. IV., ii. 4.

Ay, go, your ways, go your ways ['go away,'' go along with you ']: I knew.As You L., iv. I.

God amend us, God amend! we are much out o' the way [' strayed from rectitude, or the right path '].-Love's L. L., iv. 3.

He draws Mark Antony out of the way [' apart,'' away'].-Jul. C., iii. 1.

A pox of drowning thyself ! it is clean out of the way ['out of the question, 'away from the purpose '].-Oth., i. 3.

I 'll devise a mean to draw the Moor out of the way [' apart,' 'away '], that your converse and business.-Ibid., iii. 1.

Is 't lost? is 't gone? speak, is it out o' the way? [' mislaid ').-Ibid., iii. 4.

But at fourscore it is too late a week [' too late a period of time,'“too late an epoch, 'too late by at least a week.' See · Too dear a halfpenny,” previously cited).As You L., ii. 3.

She 'll burn a week longer [' at least a week longer,'“a good portion of time longer '] than the whole world.-Com. of E., iii. 2.

Well be with you ["I wish you well,' 'good wishes to you '], gentlemen ! Hamlet, ü. 2.

If the sins of your youth are forgiven you, you're well to live [' you will live well, ' you will be fortunate to live '].-W. T., iii.

Well said ! ['well done '] thou look'st cheerly.—As You L., ii. 6.
Spread, Davy; spread, Davy: well said, Davy.—2 H. IV., V. 3.
-Well said, my hearts !-R & Yul., i. 5.
Come, give me that: this way; well said.-Ant. & C., iv. 4.

What said he ? How looked he ? Wherein went he ? [* In what clothes was he dressed).-As You L., iii. 2.

And he went still in this fashion [' was always dressed in this style '], colour, ornament.Tw. N., iii. 4.

Jove sometime went disguis'd [' was disguisedly attired '], and why not 1?2 H. VI., iv. I.

Never lack'd gold, and yet went never gay [' never dressed gaily '].-Oth., ii. 1. And thane of Cawdor too ; went it not so ? [* did not the prediction run thus').Macb., i. 3.

When three or four of his blind brothers went to it [' were killed,' went to death.' 'went to destruction '].-Two G. of V., iv. 4.

He shall conceal it, Whiles you are willing it shall come to note, What time [' at which time,' . when '] we will our celebration keep.—Tw. N., iv. 3.

An thou canst not smile as the wind sits [* according to the mood that pleases thy superiors '], thou 'lt catch cold.Lear, i. 4.

Is 't possible? Sits the wind in that corner? [' does the air of her favour blow in that direction,' is this the state of affairs '].-M. Àdo, ii. 3.

Though my reason sits in the wind against me [i blows me in the contrary direction,' *advises me to a different course'l.--Ant. & C., iii. 8.

There is something in the wind [there is something going forward,' «there is something adverse threatening '], that we cannot get in.--Com of E., iii. 1.

By this same coxcomb that we have i? the wind ["we have got the wind of,'' got the upper hand of'; also, we have got scent of,' on whose track we are').All's W., m. 6.

He knows the game: how true he keeps the wind ! [' maintains the advantage he has gained,'' pursues the track he is on'].—3 H. VI., iii. 2.

Why do you go about to recover the wind of me? [' take advantage of me'].Hamlet, iii. 2.

It keeps on the windy side [' on the safe side,' 'on the side protected from the wind,' * on the advantageous side ’] of care.-M. Ado, ii. 1.

Still you keep o' the windy side of the law: good.--Tw. N., iii. 4.

Brown, madam: and her forehead as low as she would wish it [* lower than she could wish it to be ').-Ant. & C., iii. 3.

So will you wish on me [invoke curses upon me'], when the rash mood is on.-Lear, ii. 4.

0, a good wish upon you ! ['may you have your wish '].--As You L., i. 3. Exceeding those that I can wish upon thee [* invoke upon thee '].-R. III , i. 3. I will wish him [' recommend him '] to her father.Tam of S., i. 1.

I would not wish theril to [í aspire after for them,' • desire for them '] a fairer death. -Macb., v. 7.

When man was wish'd to ['enjoined to,' • desired to'] love his enemies !—Timon, iv. 3.

Bringeth sensible regreets—to wit [' that is to say,' be it known'], (besides commends, and courteous breath), gifts of rich value !-Mer. of V., ii. 9.

Diest; or, to wit, I kill thee, make thee away.-As You L., V. I.
To wit, no female should be inheritrix in Salique land.-H. V., i. 2.
To wit, an indigested and deformed lump.—3 H. VI., v. 6.
But 'tis no wit [' unwise '] to go.—R. & Ful., i. 4.

Witness [* as may be attested by '] our too much memorable shame, when Cressy battle.-H. V., ii. 4.

You appeared to me but as a common man; witness the night, your garments, your lowliness.-Ibid., iv. 8.

Witness the hole you made in Cæsar's heart.- }ul. C., v. i.
-Witness this army, of such mass and charge.-Hamlet, iv. 4.

Woe, woe are we [* most grieved are we.' See OATHS, EXCLAMATIONS, &c.], sir, you may not live to wear.--Ant. & C., iv. 12.

Hob, nob, is his word [' is his decree']; give 't or take 't.—Tw. N., iii. 4. That is done too, sir; only cover is the word ['the determined fact,' the decreed thing,' the definitive sentence'].—Mer. of V., iii. 5.

Slaying is the word ; it is a deed in fashion.—7 ul. C., v. 5.
If they suffer our departure, death 's the word.Ant. & C., i. 2.
Hanging is the word, sir; if you be ready for that.-Cym., V. 4.
Pardon's the word to all.-Ibid., v. 5.
Coupe le gorge! That is the word. I thee defy again.-H. V., ii. 1.
The word is, “ Pitch and pay"; trust none.-

-Ibid., ii. 3.
The word is, mildly: pray you, let us go.—Coriol., iii. 2.

Now have I done a good day's work [* accomplished a good deed.' See " Made good work," previously cited].-R. III., ii. 1.

How earnestly are you set a' work [ urged to act '], and how ill requited !Tr. & Cr., V. II.

My son profits nothing in the world [ whatever ') at his book.—Merry W., iv. I. I do nothing in the world but lie.—Love's L. L., iv. 3.


And it is nothing, nothing in the world.Mid. N. D., V. I.
He hath no interest in me in the world.-As You L., v. i.
I will choose mine heir from forth the beggars of the world [' in chief,' . in especial,'
paramount, most notorious '].—Timon, i. 1.
The beauty of the world ! the paragon of animals !-Hamlet, ii. 2.

I therefore apprehend and do attach thee, for an abuser of the world ( pre-eminent,' * unparalleled '; and also implying' of mankind,' of the public'), a practiser of arts inhibited.-Oth., i. 2. (See “A woman of the world,” previously cited, for an idiom formerly in use.)

Seeming! I will write against it [' denounce it,' protest against it'].-M. Ado, iv. I,

I'll write against them [- denounce them,' 'protest against them'], detest them, curse them.-Cym., ii. 5.

I'd give bay Curtal and his furniture,
My mouth were no more broken than these boys',

And writ as little beard [“ subscribed or confessed to owning as little beard,' 'gave tokens of possessing as little beard '].-All's W., ii. 3.

I must tell thee, sirrah, I write man [' give evidence of the right to be called a man,' show that I am worthy to be styled a man,' 'proclaim myself to be a man '); to which title age cannot bring thee.-Ibid., ii. 3.

Observe his inclination in yourself ["in your own person,' by your own observations '].—Hamlet, ii. 1.

Shakespeare uses some idiomatic terms of number :-
A brace of [' two’] draymen bid God speed him well.-R. II., i. 4.
And I .. have lost a brace of kinsmen.-R. & Ful., v. 3.
I have not a case of [' three ʼ] lives.-H. V., iii. 2.
A couple [' two'] of Ford's knaves, his hinds.—Merry W., iii. 5.
Have ta'en a couple of as arrant knaves as any in Messina.-M. Ado, iii. 5.
I am sworn brother to a leash of [' three '] drawers.1 H. IV.,

That you three fools lack'd me, fool, to make up the mess [' the four ').Love's L. L., iv. 3.

A mess of [' four '] Russians left us but of late.-Ibid., v. 2.
Where are your mess of [' four '] sons to back you now. -3 H. VI., i. 4.
Here comes a pair of ['two '] very strange beasts.-As You L., V. 4.
Here justified by us, a pair of kings.-W. T., v. 3.
Made a pair of [ a set of,'' a flight of'] stairs to marriage.—As You L., V. 2.
And a pair of [' a set of '] stocks in the town ?-Com. of E., iii. 1.
I'll make a fat pair of [- set of ') gallows.--1 H. IV., ii. 1.
Than the length and breadth of a pair of [' a set of'] indentures?-Hamlet, v. I.

I yet am unprovided of a pair of [* a set of '] bases ... thou shalt have my best gown to make thee a pair.--Per., ii. 1.

Shakespeare uses several idioms of elliptical expression :-
(Be gone] about it: you know where to find me.—2 H. IV., i. 2.
[Hasten] after, Aumerle! Mount thee.-R. II., V. 2.
And he to England shall [go) along with you.-Hamlet, iii. 3.
Thou shalt not (go] back, till I have borne.- 7ul. C., iii. 1.
Let Romeo (depart] hence in haste.-R. & Jul., iii. 1.
Early to-morrow will we rise, and [go] hence.-Jul. C., iv. 3.
I will [go] from hence to-day.-Cym., i. 2.
Say she 'll [go] home to her father.—Cym., iii. 2.
I'll [go] through Glo'stershire.—2 H. IV., iv 3.
I'll (go) to the king, my master, that is dead.-Ibid., v. 2.
I'll not (go) to Rome, I'll [go] back with you.-Coriol., v. 3.
Menas, I'll not (go] on shore.--Ant. & C., ii. 7.

ii. 4

I'll willingly [go] to him: to gain his colour.-Cym., iv. 2.
By this sun that shines, I'll [go] thither.Ibid., iv. 4.
I'll [have] no more drumming; a plague of all drums !-All's W., iv. 3.
I'll have) no swaggerers no, I'll [have] no swaggerers.2 H. IV., ii. 4.
No; I'll [have] no Anne Bullens for him.-H. VIII., iii. 2.
No, I'll (have) nothing; for if I should be brib’d too.Timon, i. 2.
[Let us go] in to my tent, the air is raw and cold.-R. III., v. 3.
Shall we (go) in? I'll keep you company—Timon, i. 1.
Good nuncle (go), in, and ask thy daughter's blessing.-Lear, iii. 2.
Thither I must (go), although against my will.—Com. of E., iv. I.

You must fight] no more.—Tr. & Cr., iv. 5.
I must (go) to England; you know that ?-Hamlet, iii. 4.

I must go to the watch.--Oth., ii. 3.
On mine own accord I 'll [go] off.-W. T., ii. 3.
(Go) on, Bardolph; lead the men away.—2 H. IV., iii. 2.
I will (go) on with my speech in your praise.Tw. N., i. 5.
Or shall we (go) on, and not depend on you ?-Jul. C., iii. 1.
Please it your grace, [go] on to the state affairs.-Oth., i. 3.
Thither shall it (go), then: and happily may.-Yohn, v. 7.
[Away, be gone] to the church: take the priest.Tam. of S., iv. 4.
(Let us proceed] to this gear-the sooner the better.—2 H. VI., i. 4.
Achilles will not (go) to the field to-morrow.-Tr. & Cr., ii. 3.
Pray you, let 's (go) to him.-Coriol., iii. 1.
Let's go] to our affairs. Forgive us our sins !-Oth., ii. 3.
If you have any music that may not be heard, (set) to't again.-Ibid., iii. 1.
If we compose well here we will undertake the expedition], to Parthia.– Ant. & C., ii. 2.
He shall (go) to Parthia.-Ibid., ii. 3.
He purposeth (to go to Athens : whither, with what haste.-Ibid., iii. 1.
(Go] to the sea-side straightway: I will possess you.Ibid., iii. 9.
(Go) to him again: tell him he wears the rose of youth.-Ibid., iii. 11.

(Hasten] to the monument!... To the monument! . . . To the monument ! Ibid., iv. 11.

(Let me repair) to the trunk again, and shut the spring of it.-Cym., ii. 2. (Betake you to some shade, and fit you to your manhood.-Ibid., iii.

4. Pray, sir, [let us go] to the army: I and my brother.-Ibid., iv. 4. Now let me turn] to my daughter's letter.Per., ii. 5. What, shall we (go) toward the Tower ?—R. III., iii. 2. Let us go] toward the king.–Macb., i. 3. But (be gone], up to the mountains !-Cym., iii. 3. Bid them all home; he's gone, and we 'll [go] no farther.Coriol., iv, 2. Now we'll [go) together; and the chance of goodness.—Macb., iv. 3. Sons, we'll [go] higher to the mountains.--Cym., iv. 4. Soft, soft! we'll [have] no defence.-Ibid., iii. 4. His lordship will [depart) next morning for France.-All's W., iv. 3. We will (go) ourself in person to this war.-R. II., i. 4. We will not (move) from the helm to sit and weep.—3 H. VI., v. 4. Why, then, will I (fight] no more.—Tr. & Cr., iv. 5. Where's Hector? I will [have, or fight with] none but Hector.-Ibid., v. 5. I will not (go) out of doors . . . I will not (go] over the threshold indeed, I will not (go) forth.-Coriol., i. 3.

Nay, your wit will not [issue) so soon out as another man's will—'tis strongly wedged up in a block-head. Ibid., ii. 3.

I will (go) to-morrow (and betimes I will [go]) to the. -Macb., iii. 4.
He calls to horse ; but will [go] I know not whither.-Lear, ii. 4.
I will [go] with you to the court.2 H. IV., iii. 2.
By the good gods, I'd [go) with thee every foot.---Coriol., iv. I.

I mean, Master Slender, what would you (have) with me ?_Truly, for mine own part, I would (have) little or nothing with you.--Merry W., iii. 4.

Now, say, Chatillon, what would France (have) with us ?--John, i. 1.
He is very sick, and would [go to bed.--H. V., ii. 1.
There's something more would [proceed] out of thee; what say'st ?-H. VIII., 1. 2.
Now say, what would Augustus Cæsar (have) with us ?-Cym., iii. 1.
Where's Troilus? -- What wouldst thou? [have with him).-Tr. & Cr., v. 6.

IMPERATIVE MOOD: SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD. Shakespeare occasionally uses both these moods very elliptically; allowing one or more words to be understood in the sentence thus constructed. Witness the following passages where he employs the imperative mood :

But, be it (so] ; let it live: it shall not neither.-W. T., ii. 3.
Love they to live [* let them love to live') that love and honour have.-R. II., ji. 1.
Hold out my horse [' let but my horse hold out'], and I will first be there.Ibid., ii. 1.
(May) thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave,
But not [be] remember'd in thy epitaph !-· H. IV., v. 4.
Now bind my brows with iron; and (let) approach
The ragged'st hour that time and spite dare bring,
To frown upon th' enrag'd Northumberland.—2 H. IV., i. 1.
Yet (let] Heavens have glory for this victory !-1 H. VI., iii. 2.
Dismay not [' be not dismayed '], princes, at this accident.-Ibid., iii. 3.
Before young Talbot from old Talbot fly,
[Let] the coward horse that bears me fall and die !-Ibid., iv. 6.
[Let it] sort how it will, I shall have gold for all.--2 H. VI., i. 2.
Ask what thou wilt : (would) that I had said and done !—Ibid., i.
(May) such hope have all the line of John of Gaunt !-3 H. VI., i. 1.
This day, [let] no man think he has business at his house.-H. VIII., v. 4.

Know the whole world (be it known to the whole world'] he is as valiant.Tr. & Cr., vi. 3.

Appear it [' let it appear '] to your mind that.-Ibid., iii. 3.

(Let] what [ever] may be sworn by, both divine and human, seal what I end withal! Coriol., iii. 1.

Wash they [' let them wash '] his wounds with tears.-R. & Ful., iii. 2.
Henceforth [let there] be no feast, whereat a villain's not.— Timon, iii. 6.
[Would] that the whole life of Athens were in this !-Ibid., iv. 3.
[Let] those enemies of Timon's, and mine own,
Whom you yourselves shall set out for reproof,
Fall, and no more.-Ibid., v. 5.
If I know this, know [' be it known to '] all the world besides, that.-Jul. C., i. 3.
Now know you l' be it known to you ’], Casca, I have mov'd.-Ibid., i. 3.
[May) the gods to-day stand friendly, that we may,
Lovers in peace, lead on our days to age ! -Ibid., v. I.
Therefore our everlasting farewell [let us) take.Ibid., v. I.
And (may] the chance of goodness be like our warranted quarrel !—Macb., iv. 3.

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