Happy (en)Trails with Fodder Shakespeare

Shakespeare Lexicon. A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet, Vol 1 & 2. Alexander Schmidt, LL. D. (1902). Revised and enlarged by Georage Sarrazin.

Phrase hunting with The William. In reading terms — this is my tenth or so dictionary. Started off with Brewers Phrase and Fable which loved.

“Phrase hunting” got from book on Beckett. As per usual, am collecting phrasing and usage, as comb thru this gorgeous collected Lexicon — And, am putting ones find interesting up here — as others might find interesting too. It is an ongoing thing. (Volumes consist of 1400 pages approx.)

Note bene: Can get both fab a lot volumes online free at archive.org. Can get hardcover library edition. Also tons of used out there at very decent prices by any number of sellers.


Abandon. Abandoned her holy grove. Tit. II, 3, 58.

Abreviated. Neighbor abreviated me. LLL V, I, 26.

Abhorring. Flatter beneath abhorring. Cor. I, 1, 172.

Abide. Blood untainted still doth red abide. Lucr 1749.

Abject. His eye reviled me as his abject object. H8 1, 1, 27.

Able. A weak mind and an able body. H4B, 1, 1, 43.

Aboard. Laying the prize aboard. Rom. II, 4, 214.

Abomination. Drunken desire must vomit his receipt, ere he can see his own abomination. Lucr. 704.

About. That thou goest about to apply a moral medicine to a mortifying mischief. Ado 1, 3, 12.

Above. Lest it should burn above the bounds of reason. Gent. II, 7, 23. Policy sits above conscience. Tim. III, 2, 94.

Abroad. The spirit walks abroad. Caes. V, 3, 95.

Absence. Absence seemed my flame to qualify. Sonn. 109, 2.

Absolute. I do love her, not out of absolute lust, but partly led to diet my revenge. Oth. II, 301.

Absolved. Absolved him with an axe. H8, IIII, 2, 264.

Abstract. Brief abstract and record of tedious days. R3 IV, 4, 28.

Abuse. Dreams abuse the curtained sleep. Mcb. II, 1, 50. They that level at my abuses reckon up their own. Sonn. 121, 10.

Acceptance. For their sake let this acceptance take. H5 Epil. 14.

Accident. Forced by need and accident. Wint. V 1, 92. Moving this accident is not unlike my dream. Oth. I, 1, 143.

Accidental. Thy sins not accidental, but a trade. Meas . III, 1, 149.

Achilles. Alludes to Teleph0s (Τήλεφος, “far-shining”) cured by rust scraped from Achilles spear.

‘to jelly with the act of fear.”

“the expense of spirit is a waste of shame is lust in action.”

“against the blown rose may they stop their nose.”

“charm ache with air, and agony with words.”


Burn. Burn him and turn him about. Wiv. V, 5, 105,


Magic. This rough magic. TP, v, 51.


Self-abuse. My strange and self-abuse is the initiate fear that wants hard use. Mcb III, 4, 142.


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