wench (n.)
girl, lass
1H4 I.ii.10[Prince Hal to Falstaff] Unless hours were cups of sack ... and the blessed sun himself a fair hot wench in flame-coloured taffeta
1H4 I.ii.40[Falstaff to Prince Hal] is not my Hostess of the tavern a most sweet wench?
1H6 IV.vii.41[Pucelle to all, of what Young Talbot said of her] Young Talbot was not born / To be the pillage of a giglot wench
2H4 II.i.148[Falstaff to Hostess] an 'twere not for thy humours, there's not a better wench in England
2H4 II.ii.133[Poins to Prince Henry, of Poins' sister] God send the wench no worse fortune!
2H4 II.iv.369[Falstaff to Hostess and Doll] You see, my good wenches, how men of merit are sought after
2H4 IV.iii.93[Falstaff alone, of boys like King John] when they marry they get wenches
AC I.ii.38[Charmian to Soothsayer] how many boys and wenches must I have?
AC II.ii.231.2[Agrippa to Maecenas and Enobarbus, of Cleopatra] Royal wench!
AW IV.iii.106[Second Lord to Bertram, of Parolles] he weeps like a wench that had shed her milk
CE III.i.109[Antipholus of Ephesus to Balthasar] I know a wench of excellent discourse
CE III.i.34[Dromio of Syracuse to Dromio of Ephesus] Dost thou conjure for wenches
CE III.ii.99[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the kitchen-maid] she's the kitchen wench, and all grease
CE IV.iii.53[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the Courtesan] here she comes in the habit of a light wench [and in following lines]
H8 III.i.1[Queen Katherine to Gentlewoman] Take thy lute, wench
H8 III.ii.295[Surrey to Wolsey] I'll startle you / Worse than the sacring bell, when the brown wench / Lay kissing in your arms
H8 IV.ii.167[Katherine to Patience] When I am dead, good wench, / Let me be used with honour
H8 IV.ii.81[Griffith to Patience] Good wench, let's sit down quiet
JC I.ii.269[Casca to Brutus and Cassius] Three or four wenches, where I stood, cried, ‘Alas, good soul!’
KL III.ii.84[Fool alone] No heretics burned but wenches' suitors
LLL I.i.253[Costard to King, admitting to whom he was with] With a wench
Luc.1273[Lucrece to her maid] If thou dost weep for grief of my sustaining, / Know, gentle wench, it small avails my mood
MM II.ii.124[Lucio aside to Isabella, of Angelo] to him, to him, wench
MM IV.iii.166[Lucio to disguised Duke, of the Duke] I was once before him for getting a wench with child
MV II.ii.154[Launcelot to Gobbo] if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear
Oth III.iii.310.2[Iago to and of Emilia] A good wench!
Oth V.ii.270[Othello to dead Desdemona] O ill-starred wench
Per Chorus.IV.16[Gower alone] our Cleon hath / One daughter and a full-grown wench
R3 I.i.155[Richard alone, of Warwick's daughter] The readiest way to make the wench amends / Is to become her husband and her father
RJ II.iv.4[Mercutio to Benvolio] that same pale hard-hearted wench, that Rosaline [and in the following]
RJ II.v.44[Nurse to Juliet] Go thy ways, wench
RJ III.iii.143[Friar Laurence to and of Romeo] like a mishaved and sullen wench
TC IV.ii.89[Pandarus to Cressida] Thou must be gone, wench
TC V.ii.71[Cressida to Diomedes, of herself] O false wench!
Tem I.i.46[Gonzalo to all, of the Boatswain] I'll warrant him for drowning, though the ship were no stronger than a nutshell and as leaky as an unstanched wench
Tem I.ii.139.2[Prospero to Miranda, of her question] Well demanded, wench
Tem I.ii.480[Prospero to Miranda] Foolish wench!
Tem II.i.46[Antonio to Sebastian] Temperance was a delicate wench
TG II.i.22[Speed to Valentine] to weep, like a young wench that had buried her grandam
TG II.vii.59[Julia to Lucetta, of disguising herself as a man] But tell me, wench, how will the world repute me / For undertaking so unstaid a journey?
TG III.i.301[Launce to Speed] What need a man care for a stock with a wench, when she can knit him a stock?
Tit III.i.281[Titus to Lavinia] Bear thou my hand, sweet wench, between thy teeth
TN I.iii.39[Sir Toby to Maria] What, wench!
TN II.iii.171[Sir Andrew to Sir Toby, of Maria] Before me, she's a good wench
TN II.v.108[Sir Toby to Fabian and Sir Andrew, of Maria] Excellent wench, say I!
TN II.v.175[Sir Toby to Fabian and Sir Andrew, of Maria] I could marry this wench for this device
TNK epilogue.6[Epilogue to audience] He that has / Loved a young handsome wench, then, show his face
TNK II.i.178.2[Emilia to Woman] That's a good wench [and in the following]
TNK II.ii.35[Third Countryman to First Countryman, of the latter's wife] you shall see her / Take a new lesson out, and be a good wench
TNK II.iii.6[Gaoler's Daughter alone] What pushes are we wenches driven to / When fifteen once has found us! [and in the following]
TNK III.iii.28[Palamon to Arcite] Here, Arcite, to the wenches / We have known in our days!
TNK III.v.1[stage direction] Enter a Schoolmaster, six Countrymen, one dressed as a bavian, and five wenches
TNK III.v.158[Schoolmaster to the women] Ye have danced rarely, wenches
TNK IV.i.117.1[Gaoler to Gaoler's Daughter, of Palamon] Yes, wench, we know him
TNK IV.ii.148[Hippolyta to Emilia, of Palamon and Arcite] Weep not till they weep blood, wench
TNK V.ii.71.1[Doctor to Gaoler's Daughter] a day's journey, wench
TS I.i.69[Tranio to Lucentio, of Katherina] That wench is stark mad or wonderful froward
TS II.i.160[Petruchio to all, of Katherina] Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench
TS II.i.242[Petruchio to Katherina] Thou canst not frown, thou canst not look askance, / Nor bite the lip, as angry wenches will
TS III.ii.165[Tranio as Lucentio to Gremio, of Katherina and the priest] What said the wench when he rose up again?
TS III.ii.237[Petruchio to Katherina, of the others] Fear not, sweet wench, they shall not touch thee
TS IV.iv.95[Biondello to Lucentio] I knew a wench married in an afternoon
TS V.ii.179[Petruchio to Katherina] Why, there's a wench!
WT III.iii.61[Shepherd alone] getting wenches with child
WT IV.iv.310[Clown to Dorcas and Mopsa] Wenches, I'll buy for you both
WT IV.iv.602[Autolycus alone] My clown ... grew so in love with the wenches' song
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