discourse (n.)
rationality, faculty of understanding
Ham IV.iv.36[Hamlet alone] He that made us with such large discourse
TC I.ii.253[Pandarus to Cressida, of what a man is] Is it not birth, beauty, good shape, discourse, manhood, learning [or: sense 1]
TN IV.iii.12[Sebastian alone] doth this accident and flood of fortune / So far exceed all instance, all discourse
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