cross (n.) Old form(s): crosse
trial, affliction, trouble
AYL V.iv.128[Hymen to Orlando and Rosalind] You and you no cross shall part
KL V.iii.276[Lear to all] I am old now / And these same crosses spoil me
R2 II.ii.79[York to Queen Isabel] we are on the earth, / Where nothing lives but crosses, cares, and grief
R3 III.i.4[Prince Edward to Richard, of the journey] our crosses on the way / Have made it tedious, wearisome, and heavy
Sonn.34.12[] Th'offender's sorrow lends but weak relief / To him that bears the strong offence's cross [Q losse]
Sonn.42.12[of his friend and mistress] both for my sake lay on me this cross
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