sadness, in / in good
in earnest, seriously
AW IV.iii.198 [Parolles to First Soldier] In good sadness, I do not know [i.e. in all honesty]
MW III.v.113 [Ford as Brook to Falstaff] In good sadness, sir, I am sorry that for my sake you have suffered all this [i.e. in all seriousness]
MW IV.ii.86 [Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Ford's arrival] in good sadness, is he [i.e. in all seriousness]
RJ I.i.199 [Benvolio to Romeo] Tell me in sadness, who is that you love?
TS V.ii.63 [Baptista to Petruchio, of Katherina] in good sadness ... / I think thou hast the veriest shrew of all [i.e. in all seriousness]
Ven 807 [Adonis to Venus] in sadness, now I will away