content (n.)
pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
2H6 I.i.35[King to all, of the Queen] her grace in speech ... / Makes me from wondering fall to weeping joys, / Such is the fullness of my heart's content [also: sense 4]
2H6 I.iii.65[Suffolk to Queen] so will I / In England work your grace's full content
AW IV.v.76[Countess to Lafew, agreeing to his proposal] With very much content
AW V.iii.334[King to audience] That you express content
AYL I.iii.135[Celia to Rosalind] Now go in we content / To liberty
AYL II.iii.68[Orlando to Adam] We'll light upon some settled low content
CE I.ii.33[Antipholus of Syracuse alone] He that commends me to mine own content / Commends me to the thing I cannot get
Cym III.ii.31[Innogen to Pisanio, of Posthumus' letter] Let what is here contained relish ... of his content
E3 II.ii.133[Countess to King Edward] I bind my discontent to my content
H8 I.iv.3[Guilford to ladies, of Wolsey] This night he dedicates / To fair content, and you
KL III.ii.76[Fool singing] He that has and a little tiny wit ... / Must make content with his fortunes fit
Mac II.i.17.1[Banquo to Macbeth, of the King] he ... shut up / In measureless content
Mac III.ii.5[Lady Macbeth to herself] Naught's had, all's spent, / Where our desire is got without content
Oth II.i.177[Othello to Desdemona] It gives me wonder great as my content / To see you here
Oth II.i.185[Othello to Desdemona] My soul hath her content so absolute
Oth II.i.190[Othello to Desdemona] I cannot speak enough of this content
PP.17.34[Pilgrim, of his love] thy like ne'er was / For a sweet content, the cause of all my moan
R2 V.ii.38[York to Duchess of York] heaven hath a hand in these events, / To whose high will we bound our calm contents
RJ I.iii.85[Lady Capulet to Juliet, of Paris] Examine every married lineament, / And see how one another lends content
TC I.ii.294[Cressida alone] though my heart's content firm love doth bear [or: contents]
Tem II.i.274.2[Antonio to Sebastian] how does your content / Tender your own good fortune?
TNK prologue.30[to the audience] Content to you
TNK V.iv.16[First Knight to Palamon] What ending could be / Of more content?
Ven.d13[] I leave ... your Honour to your heart's content
WT V.iii.11[Leontes to Paulina] your gallery / Have we passed through, not without much content / In many singularities
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