quoth (v.) Old form(s): quatha, quothe
said
1H4 II.i.41[Second Carrier to First Carrier, of Gadshill] Lend me thy lantern, quoth he
3H6 IV.i.104[Post to Edward, of the Queen] ‘Tell him,’ quoth she, ‘my mourning weeds are done’
AC I.v.42.2[Alexas to Cleopatra, of Antony] 'Good friend,' quoth he
AW I.ii.58[King to all, of Bertram's father] ‘Let me not live’, quoth he
AW I.iii.68[Clown to Countess, of Helen] Was this fair face the cause, quoth she
AW I.iii.83[Clown to Countess] One in ten, quoth 'a!
AYL II.i.47[First Lord to Duke Senior, of Jaques] 'Poor deer', quoth he
AYL II.vii.18[Jaques to Duke Senior, of Touchstone] ‘Good morrow, fool,’ quoth I
CE II.i.62[Dromio of Ephesus to Adriana] ‘'Tis dinner-time,’ quoth I. ‘My gold,’ quoth he [and in following lines]
Cor I.i.128[Menenius to First Citizen, of the belly] ‘True is it, my incorporate friends,’ quoth he
E3 II.i.29[King Edward to Lodowick, of the Countess] ‘Even thus’, quoth she, ‘he spake’
E3 III.ii.11[First Citizen to First Frenchman] What then, quoth you?
E3 V.i.120[Salisbury to King Edward, of King John] ere we went, ‘Salute your king’, quoth he
H5 II.iii.17[Hostess to all] ‘How now, Sir John?’ quoth I
H8 I.ii.193[Surveyor to King Henry, of Buckingham] ‘If', quoth he, ‘I for this had been committed
H8 III.ii.34[Suffolk to all, of the Cardinal] ‘I do’--quoth he--‘perceive / My King is tangled in affection to / A creature of the Queen's
Ham IV.v.63[Ophelia singing, of a maid] Quoth she, ‘Before you tumbled me’
LLL IV.iii.107[Dumaine, reading his ode] Air, quoth he, thy cheeks may blow;
LLL IV.iii.219[Berowne to King, of some lines showing love] ‘Did they?’ quoth you!
LLL V.ii.103[Boyet to Princess] ‘For’, quoth the King, ‘an angel shalt thou see’
LLL V.ii.247[Katharine to Longaville] ‘Veal’, quoth the Dutchman
LLL V.ii.277[Maria to Princess] ‘Non point’, quoth I
Luc.1800[] ‘O,’ quoth Lucretius, ‘I did give that life’
Luc.253[of Tarquin] Quoth he, ‘She took me kindly by the hand’
Luc.330[of Tarquin] ‘So, so,’ quoth he, ‘these lets attend the time’ [and throughout the poem]
Mac I.iii.5[First Witch to others] ‘Give me,’ quoth I
PP.6.14[of Venus] ‘O Jove,’ quoth she, ‘why was not I a flood!’ [and throughout the poem]
R2 V.iv.4[Exton to Man, of King Henry] ‘Have I no friend?’ quoth he.
R3 II.iv.12[York to Duchess of York] ‘Ay,’ quoth my uncle Gloucester
R3 III.vii.38[Buckingham to Richard] ‘Thanks, gentle citizens and friends,’ quoth I
R3 IV.i.71[Anne to Queen Elizabeth, of King Richard] ‘Be thou,’ quoth I, ‘accursed’
R3 IV.iii.9[Tyrrel alone] ‘O, thus,’ quoth Dighton, ‘lay the gentle babes’
R3 V.i.26[Buckingham to Sheriff, of Margaret's curse] ‘When he,’ quoth she, ‘shall split thy heart with sorrow’
RJ I.iii.34[Nurse to Lady Capulet] Shake, quoth the dovehouse!
RJ II.iv.115[Nurse to Romeo, of what he has just said] ‘For himself to mar’, quoth 'a
TC I.ii.158[Pandarus to Cressida, quoting Helen] Quoth she: ‘Here's but two and fifty hairs on your chin, and one of them is white.’
TC V.i.71[Thersites to himself] Sweet draught, sweet, quoth 'a!
Tem III.ii.31[Trinculo to Stephano, of Caliban] &;squo;Lord’', quoth he! That a monster should be such a natural!
TG IV.iv.24[Launce alone] quoth I, ‘you mean to whip the dog?’ [and sequence]
TS I.i.211[Tranio to Lucentio, of Vincentio] ‘Be serviceable to my son’, quoth he
TS II.i.152[Hortensio as Licio to all, of Katherina] ‘Frets, call you these?’ quoth she
TS III.ii.159[Gremio to all, of Petruchio] ‘Ay, by gogs-wouns’, quoth he
Ven.187[] ‘Ay me,’ quoth Venus, ‘young, and so unkind!’ [and throughout the poem]
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