post (n.) 1
express messenger, courier
1H4 I.i.37 [Westmorland to King Henry] yesternight ... there came / A post from Wales
2H4 I.i.214 [Northumberland to all] Get posts and letters, and make friends with speed
2H4 I.Induction.37 [Rumour alone] The posts come tiring on
2H4 II.iv.352 [Peto to Prince Henry] twenty weak and wearied posts / Come from the north
2H6 I.iv.76 [Buckingham to York] Your grace shall give me leave ... / To be the post
3H6 II.i.109 [Warwick to Edward and Richard] Tidings, as swiftly as the posts could run, / Were brought me
3H6 III.iii.162 [stage direction] Post blowing a horn within
3H6 III.iii.162 [Lewis to Warwick, of horn] this is some post to us or thee
3H6 V.i.1 [Warwick to First Messenger] Where is the post that came from valiant Oxford?
AC I.v.61 [Cleopatra to Alexas] Met'st thou my posts?
Cor [First Conspirator to Aufidius] Your native town you entered like a post
H8 V.ii.31 [King Henry to Butts, of Cranmer] at the door too, like a post with packets
KL II.iv.29 [disguised Kent to Lear] came ... a reeking post, / Stewed in his haste
KL III.vii.11 [Cornwall to Edmund] Our posts shall be swift [F; Q post]
KL [disguised Edgar to dead Oswald] the post unsanctified / Of murderous lechers
Luc 1333 [of Lucrece and her letter] The post attends, and she delivers it
Luc 926 [Lucrece to and of time] Swift subtle post, carrier of grisly care
MA II.i.183 [Benedick to Claudio] 'twas the boy that stole your meat, and you'll beat the post
Mac I.iii.97 [Ross to Macbeth] As thick as hail / Came post with post
MV II.ix.100 [Portia to Nerissa, of Bassanio's messenger] I long to see / Quick Cupid's post that comes so mannerly
MV V.i.46 [Launcelot to Lorenzo] there's a post come from my master
R2 II.ii.103 [York to Servingman] are there no posts dispatched for Ireland?
RJ V.i.21 [Balthasar to Romeo, of Juliet] I saw her laid low in her kindred's vault / And presently took post to tell it you
Tem II.i.252 [Antonio to Sebastian, of Claribel, Queen of Tunis] she that from Naples / Can have no note, unless the sun were post [i.e. because Tunis is so far away]
TG I.i.150 [Proteus alone, of Speed] such a worthless post [also: blockhead]
Tit IV.iii.77 [Titus to Marcus] the post is come
TN I.v.273 [Viola as Cesario to Olivia] I am no fee'd post
WT II.iii.192 [Servant to Leontes] posts / From those you sent to th'oracle are come / An hour since
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