invention (n.) Old form(s): inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
AC III.xii.29[Caesar to Thidias, of persuading Cleopatra] add more, / From thine invention, offers
AYL II.v.44[Jaques to all] this note, that I made yesterday in despite of my invention [i.e. even though I am not creative]
AYL IV.iii.35[Rosalind as Ganymede to Silvius, of Phebe's letter to Ganymede] such giant rude invention
H5 I.chorus.2[Chorus] O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend / The brightest heaven of invention
LLL IV.ii.125[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of Ovid's family name 'Naso' (= nose)] for smelling out ... the jerks of invention
LLL IV.ii.157[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of Berowne's verses] neither savouring of poetry, wit, nor invention
MA IV.i.192[Leonato to Benedick] Nor age so eat up my invention
MA V.i.260[Claudio to Leonato] Impose me to what penance your invention / Can lay upon my sin
MA V.i.270[Leonato to Don Pedro and Claudio] if your love / Can labour aught in sad invention
MW III.v.78[Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of Mistress Page] in her invention and Ford's wife's distraction
Oth II.i.124[Iago to Desdemona] my invention / Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frieze [i.e. with great difficulty]
Oth IV.i.189[Othello to Iago, of Desdemona] Of so high and plenteous wit and invention!
Sonn.103.7[of a face] That overgoes my blunt invention quite, / Dulling my lines
Sonn.105.11[] Fair, kind, and true, varying to other words, / And in this change is my invention spent, / Three themes in one
Sonn.38.8[] thou thyself dost give invention light
Sonn.59.3[of brains] labouring for invention
Sonn.76.6[of his verse] Why write I still all one, ever the same, / And keep invention in a noted weed

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