hard (adv.) 3
badly, poorly, ill
1H4 I.iii.264.3 [Worcester to Hotspur, of the Archbishop of York] who bears hard / His brother's death [i.e. takes badly]
Ham III.iv.208 [Hamlet to Gertrude, of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] 't shall go hard / But I will delve one yard below their mines [i.e. it will be unlucky if I do not succeed in delving]
TG I.i.85 [Proteus to Speed, of the point being made] It shall go hard but I'll prove it by another [i.e. if I do not make my point another way]
TNK Epilogue.5 [Speaker to audience, of none of the audience smiling] Then it goes hard
TS IV.ii.80 [Pedant to Tranio as Lucentio, of risk to his life] that goes hard [i.e. that sounds serious]