shadow (n.) Old form(s): shaddow, shaddowes , shadowes
illusion, unreal image, delusion
Ham II.ii.259[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] A dream itself is but a shadow
Luc.460[of Lucrece's hallucinations] Such shadows are the weak brain's forgeries
RJ V.i.11[Romeo alone] how sweet is love itself possessed, / When but love's shadows are so rich in joy!
Sonn.43.5[] thou whose shadow shadows doth make bright [first instance]
Sonn.43.6[] How would thy shadow's form form happy show
Sonn.61.4[] shadows like to thee do mock my sight
Sonn.67.8[] Why should poor beauty indirectly seek / Roses of shadow
TG III.i.177[Valentine alone, of thinking of Silvia] [I] feed upon the shadow of perfection
TG IV.ii.124[disguised Julia as if to Proteus, of his referring to Silvia's picture as a shadow] If 'twere a substance, you would sure deceive it / And make it but a shadow, as I am [debated meaning]
TG IV.iv.194[disguised Julia alone, of Silvia's portrait] Come, shadow, come, and take this shadow up [first instance]