temperance (n.) Old form(s): Temp'rance
self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
AC V.ii.48.2[Proculeius to Cleopatra] O, temperance, lady!
H8 I.i.124[Norfolk to Buckingham] Ask God for temperance
Ham III.ii.7[Hamlet to Players, of passion] you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness
KL IV.vii.24.1[Gentleman to Cordelia, of Lear] I doubt not of his temperance
MM III.ii.227[Escalus to disguised Duke, of the Duke] a gentleman of all temperance
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