conscience (n.)
internal reflection, inner voice, inmost thought
Cym I.vii.116[Iachimo to Innogen] from my mutest conscience to my tongue
Cym II.ii.36[Iachimo to himself, of Innogen's bracelet] this will witness outwardly, / As strongly as the conscience does within, / To th'madding of her lord
H5 IV.i.114[disguised King Henry to Bates] I will speak my conscience of the King
Ham III.i.83[Hamlet alone] Thus conscience does make cowards of us all [in this line, a much-discussed word]
WT III.ii.45[Hermione to Leontes] I appeal / To your own conscience, sir, before Polixenes / Came to your court, how I was in your grace
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