balm (n.) Old form(s): Balme
fragrant oil used for anointing, consecrated oil
2H4 IV.v.115[King Henry IV to Prince Henry] Let all the tears that should bedew my hearse / Be drops of balm to sanctify thy head
3H6 III.i.17[King to himself] Thy balm washed off wherewith thou wast anointed
H5 IV.i.253[King Henry alone, of being king] 'Tis not the balm, the sceptre, and the ball
R2 III.ii.55[King Richard to Aumerle] Not all the water in the rough rude sea / Can wash the balm off from an anointed king
R2 IV.i.206[Richard to all] With mine own tears I wash away my balm
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