father (n.)
old man, venerable sir
KL IV.vi.72[disguised Edgar to Gloucester] thou happy father
LC.71[the woman to the reverend man] Father, she says
Mac II.iv.4.2[Ross to Old Man] Ha, good father
MV II.ii.56[Launcelot to Gobbo] Talk not of Master Launcelot, father
Tim I.i.114.2[Timon to Old Athenian, of a request to hear him] Freely, good father
TS IV.v.48[Katherina to Vincentio] I perceive thou art a reverend father
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