lay (v.) Old form(s): laide
attribute, ascribe, impute
AC II.ii.59[Caesar to Antony] You praise yourself / By laying defects of judgement to me
AC V.ii.129[Caesar to Cleopatra] if you seek / To lay on me a cruelty
Ham IV.i.17[Claudius to Gertrude, of Polonius' death] It will be laid to us
R2 I.i.84[King Richard to Bolingbroke] What doth our cousin lay to Mowbray's charge?
R3 I.iii.325[Richard alone] The secret mischiefs that I set abroach / I lay unto the grievous charge of others
R3 I.iii.96[Richard to Rivers, of Queen Elizabeth] She may ... lay those honours on your high desert
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