history (n.)
story, tale, narrative
3H6 V.vi.28[King to Richard] My breast can better brook thy dagger's point / Than can my ears that tragic history
KL I.i.236[France to Lear, of Cordelia's behaviour] Is it but this, a tardiness in nature / Which often leaves the history unspoke / That it intends to do?
TS induction.2.139[Page as Sly's wife to Sly, of a comedy] It is a kind of history
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