if you are searching for a compound word, note that it might appear in any of three ways, reflecting varied editorial practice: spaced ('house keeper'), solid ('housekeeper'), or hyphenated ('house-keeper')
or use Advanced Search

Search results

Search phrase: merry


 173 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iv.3very merry, but yet she is not well. But thanks be givenvery merrie, but yet she is not well: but thankes be giuen
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.50.2What was he, sad or merry?What was he sad, or merry?
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.52Of hot and cold, he was nor sad nor merry.Of hot and cold, he was nor sad nor merrie.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.56That make their looks by his; he was not merry,That make their lookes by his. He was not merrie,
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.59O heavenly mingle! Be'st thou sad or merry,Oh heauenly mingle! Bee'st thou sad, or merrie,
Antony and CleopatraAC II.v.15.2'Twas merry when'Twas merry when
As You Like ItAYL I.i.109and a many merry men with him; and there they liveand a many merry men with him; and there they liue
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.1I pray thee, Rosalind, sweet my coz, be merry.I pray thee Rosalind, sweet my Coz, be merry.
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.22be merry.be merry.
As You Like ItAYL II.iv.1O Jupiter, how weary are my spirits!O Iupiter, how merry are my spirits?
As You Like ItAYL II.v.3And turn his merry noteAnd tnrne his merrie Note,
As You Like ItAYL II.vii.4Here was he merry, hearing of a song.Heere was he merry, hearing of a Song.
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.25rather have a fool to make me merry than experience torather haue a foole to make me merrie, then experience to
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.143will do that when you are disposed to be merry; I willwil do that when you are dispos'd to be merry: I will
As You Like ItAYL V.i.58God rest you merry, sir.God rest you merry sir.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.ii.21Lightens my humour with his merry jests.Lightens my humour with his merry iests:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.ii.79Or I shall break that merry sconce of yoursOr I shall breake that merrie sconce of yours
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.i.88Whilst I at home starve for a merry look.Whil'st I at home starue for a merrie looke: 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.7How now, sir. Is your merry humour altered?How now sir, is your merrie humor alter'd? 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.20I am glad to see you in this merry vein.I am glad to see you in this merrie vaine, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.26Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.Small cheere and great welcome, makes a merrie feast. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.108And in despite of mirth mean to be merry.And in despight of mirth meane to be merrie: 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.ii.186You are a merry man, sir. Fare you well.You are a merry man sir, fare you well.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.27Saving your merry humour, here's the noteSauing your merrie humor: here's the note
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.91The ship is in her trim; the merry windThe ship is in her trim, the merrie winde
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iii.58Your man and you are marvellous merry, sir.Your man and you are maruailous merrie sir. 
CoriolanusCor I.vi.31As merry as when our nuptial day was done,As merry, as when our Nuptiall day was done,
CymbelineCym I.vii.60So merry and so gamesome: he is calledSo merry, and so gamesome: he is call'd
CymbelineCym III.v.147I'll be merry in my revenge.Ile bee merry in my Reuenge.
HamletHam III.ii.131You are merry, my lord.You are merrie, my Lord?
HamletHam III.ii.135man do but be merry? For look you how cheerfully myman do, but be merrie. For looke you how cheerefully my
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.87are at the door. Shall we be merry?are at the doore, shall we be merry?
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.vi.88As merry as crickets, my lad. But hark ye, whatAs merrie as Crickets my Lad. But harke yee, What
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.273merry? Shall we have a play extempore?merry? shall we haue a Play extempory.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.457be a fault, God help the wicked! If to be old and merry be abee a fault, Heauen helpe the Wicked: if to be olde and merry, be a
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.14make me merry. I was as virtuously given as a gentlemanmake me merry; I was as vertuously giuen, as a Gentle-man
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.270merry song! Come, it grows late; we'll to bed. Thou'ltmerrie Song, come: it growes late, wee will to Bed. Thou wilt
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.193Ha, 'twas a merry night! And is Jane NightworkHa? it was a merry night. And is Iane Night-worke
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.ii.81Against ill chances men are ever merry,Against ill Chances, men are euer merry,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.ii.83Therefore be merry, coz, since sudden sorrowTherefore be merry (Cooze) since sodaine sorrow
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.112And bid the merry bells ring to thine earAnd bid the merry Bels ring to thy eare
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.18And praise God for the merry year,and praise heauen for the merrie yeere:
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.23There's a merry heart, Good Master Silence!There's a merry heart, good M. Silence,
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.30Be merry, Master Bardolph; and, my littleBe merry M. Bardolfe, and my little
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.31soldier there, be merry.Souldiour there, be merry.
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.32Be merry, be merry, my wife has all,Be merry, be merry, my wife ha's all.
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.34'Tis merry in hall, when beards wags all,'Tis merry in Hall, when Beards wagge all;
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.35And welcome merry Shrovetide! Be merry, be merry.And welcome merry Shrouetide. Be merry, be merry.
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.38Who, I? I have been merry twice and once ereWho I? I haue beene merry twice and once, ere
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.47And a merry heart lives long-a.and a merry heart liues long-a.
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.49An we shall be merry, now comes in the sweetIf we shall be merry, now comes in the sweete
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.69merry!merry.
Henry IV Part 22H4 epilogue.28merry with fair Katharine of France – where, for anythingmerry, with faire Katherine of France: where (for any thing
Henry VH5 I.ii.195Which pillage they with merry march bring homeWhich pillage, they with merry march bring home
Henry VH5 I.ii.299This was a merry message.This was a merry Message.
Henry VH5 V.ii.41Her vine, the merry cheerer of the heart,Her Vine, the merry chearer of the heart,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.ii.85Here, Hume, take this reward. Make merry, man,Here Hume, take this reward, make merry man
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.ii.87Hume must make merry with the Duchess' gold;Hume must make merry with the Duchesse Gold:
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.iii.70Be merry, Peter, and fear not thyBe merry Peter, and feare not thy
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.8say it was never merry world in England since gentlemensay, it was neuer merrie world in England, since Gentlemen
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iv.86I prithee grieve, to make me merry, York.I prythee grieue, to make me merry, Yorke.
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.76But, mighty lord, this merry inclinationBut mightie Lord, this merry inclination
Henry VIIIH8 prologue.14That come to hear a merry, bawdy play,That come to heare a Merry, Bawdy Play,
Henry VIIIH8 prologue.31And if you can be merry then, I'll sayAnd if you can be merry then, Ile say,
Henry VIIIH8 I.iv.5One care abroad. He would have all as merryOne care abroad: hee would haue all as merry:
Henry VIIIH8 I.iv.36Or gentleman that is not freely merryOr Gentleman that is not freely merry
Henry VIIIH8 I.iv.42Ladies, you are not merry! Gentlemen,Ladies you are not merry; Gentlemen,
Henry VIIIH8 I.iv.45.2You are a merry gamester,You are a merry Gamster
Henry VIIIH8 I.iv.104I must not yet forsake you. Let's be merry,I must not yet forsake you: Let's be merry,
Henry VIIIH8 V.v.35The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours.The merry Songs of Peace to all his Neighbours.
Julius CaesarJC II.iv.45Say I am merry; come to me again,Say I am merry; Come to me againe,
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.268He comes upon a wish. Fortune is merry,He comes vpon a wish. Fortune is merry,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.373And do your best to make his highness merry.And do your best to make his highnes merrie.
King Edward IIIE3 III.i.77Thus, titely carried with a merry gale,Thus titely carried with a merrie gale,
King JohnKJ III.iii.67I could be merry now. Hubert, I love thee.I could be merry now, Hubert, I loue thee.
King JohnKJ IV.i.18I should be as merry as the day is long;I should be as merry as the day is long:
King LearKL I.v.11Then I prithee be merry. Thy wit shall not goThen I prythee be merry, thy wit shall not go
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.153Well, if ever I do see the merry days of desolationWell, if euer I do see the merry dayes of desolation
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.52Some merry mocking lord, belike – is't so?Some merry mocking Lord belike, ist so?
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.201That last is Berowne, the merry madcap lord.That last is Beroune, the mery mad-cap Lord.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.355For revels, dances, masques, and merry hoursFor Reuels, Dances, Maskes, and merry houres,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.16Of such a merry, nimble, stirring spirit,of such a merrie nimble stirring spirit,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.633now be merry.now be merrie.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.893And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,And merrie Larkes are Ploughmens clockes:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.908Tu-who!’ – a merry note,to-who. / A merrie note,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.917Tu-who!' – a merry note,to who: / A merrie note,
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.5'Twas never merry world since, of two usuries,Twas neuer merry world since of two vsuries
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.225Rather rejoicing to see another merry thanRather reioycing to see another merry, then
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.226merry at anything which professed to make him rejoice:merrie at anie thing which profest to make him reioice.
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.48Because you are not merry; and 'twere as easyBecause you are not merry; and 'twere as easie
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.49For you to laugh and leap, and say you are merryFor you to laugh and leape, and say you are merry
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.60I would have stayed till I had made you merry,I would haue staid till I had made you merry,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.45An you will not have me, choose.’ He hears merry talesand you will not haue me, choose: he heares merrie tales
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.142Your single bond, and, in a merry sport,Your single bond, and in a merrie sport
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.170Give him direction for this merry bond,Giue him direction for this merrie bond,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.iii.2Our house is hell, and thou a merry devilOur house is hell, and thou a merrie diuell
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.viii.43Be merry, and employ your chiefest thoughtsBe merry, and imploy your chiefest thoughts
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.312Bid your friends welcome, show a merry cheer;Bid your friends welcome, show a merry cheere,
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.69I am never merry when I hear sweet music.I am neuer merry when I heare sweet musique.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.7there's sympathy. You are merry, so am I. Ha, ha, thenthere's simpathie: you are merry, so am I: ha, ha, then
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.191My merry host hath had the measuring of their weapons,My merry Host hath had the measuring of their weapons;
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.202It is a merry knight. Will you go, Ameers?It is a merry Knight: will you goe An-heires?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.99Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.Wiues may be merry, and yet honest too:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.232Heaven give you many, many merry days.Heauen giue you many, many merry dayes:
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.ii.14merry. Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your actorsmerry. Now good Peter Quince, call forth your Actors
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.43I am that merry wanderer of the night.I am that merrie wanderer of the night:
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.58Merry and tragical? Tedious and brief?The. Merry and tragicall? Tedious, and briefe?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.69Made mine eyes water: but more ‘ merry ’ tearsmade mine eyes water: / But more merrie teares,
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.57kind of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her;kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick, & her:
Much Ado About NothingMA I.iii.16man's business; laugh when I am merry, and claw nomans businesse, laugh when I am merry, and claw no
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.42where the bachelors sit, and there live we as merry aswhere the Batchellers sit, and there liue wee as merry as
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.116wit out of the ‘ Hundred Merry Tales ’ – well, this waswit out of the hundred merry tales: well, this was
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.188go under that title because I am merry. Yea, but so I amgoe vnder that title, because I am merrie: yea but so I am
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.269The Count is neither sad, nor sick, nor merry,The Count is neither sad, nor sicke, nor merry,
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.288In faith, lady, you have a merry heart.In faith Lady you haue a merry heart.
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.307merry best becomes you; for, out o' question, you weremerry, best becomes you, for out of question, you were
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.308born in a merry hour.born in a merry howre.
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.311you leave to depart; and if a merry meeting may beyou leaue to depart, and if a merrie meeting may be
OthelloOth II.i.121(aside) I am not merry, but I do beguileI am not merry: but I do beguile
OthelloOth III.iii.26With Cassio's suit. Therefore be merry, Cassio,With Cassio's suite: Therefore be merry Cassio,
OthelloOth III.iii.337I slept the next night well, was free and merry;I slept the next night well, fed well, was free, and merrie.
PericlesPer II.iii.48What, are you merry, knights?What, are you merry, Knights?
Richard IIR2 II.i.223Be merry; for our time of stay is short.Be merry, for our time of stay is short.
Richard IIR2 IV.i.333A plot shall show us all a merry day.a Plot / Shall shew vs all a merry day.
Richard IIIR3 I.i.7Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,Our sterne Alarums chang'd to merry Meetings;
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.5And cheer his grace with quick and merry eyes.And cheere his Grace with quicke and merry eyes
Romeo and JulietRJ I.ii.62Ye say honestly. Rest you merry.Ye say honestly, rest you merry.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.ii.80you merry.you merry.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.41'A was a merry man – took up the child.a was a merrie man, tooke vp the Child,
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.i.89Hold, then. Go home, be merry, give consentHold then: goe home, be merrie, giue consent,
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.ii.15See where she comes from shrift with merry look.See where she comes from shrift / With merrie looke.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.iv.20Mass! and well said. A merry whoreson, ha!Masse and well said, a merrie horson, ha,
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.104heart is full.’ O play me some merry dump to comfortheart is full.
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.89Have they been merry! which their keepers callHaue they beene merrie? Which their Keepers call
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.95You break into some merry passionYou breake into some merrie passion,
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.14And to be noted for a merry man,And to be noted for a merry man;
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.25Though he be merry, yet withal he's honest.Though he be merry, yet withall he's honest.
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.225Be mad and merry, or go hang yourselves.Be madde and merry, or goe hang your selues:
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.129Why, when, I say? Nay, good sweet Kate, be merry.Why when I say? Nay good sweete Kate be merrie.
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.135Be merry, Kate. Some water here. What ho!Be merrie Kate: Some water heere: what hoa.
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.v.53Fair sir, and you my merry mistress,Faire Sir, and you my merry Mistris,
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.19two to make merry withal?two to make merrie withall.
The TempestTem II.i.1Beseech you, sir, be merry. You have cause – Beseech you Sir, be merry; you haue cause,
The TempestTem II.i.181Who, in this kind of merry fooling, am nothingWho, in this kind of merry fooling am nothing
The TempestTem III.ii.117Thou mak'st me merry. I am full of pleasure.Thou mak'st me merry: I am full of pleasure,
The TempestTem IV.i.135Come hither from the furrow, and be merry.Come hether from the furrow, and be merry,
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.104away merry. But they enter my mistress' house merrilyaway merry: but they enter my Masters house merrily,
Timon of AthensTim III.ii.38I know his lordship is but merry with me;I know his Lordship is but merry with me,
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.188Ne'er let my heart know merry cheer indeedNere let my heart know merry cheere indeed,
Titus AndronicusTit III.ii.47Make my aunt merry with some pleasing tale.Make my Aunt merry, with some pleasing tale.
Titus AndronicusTit III.ii.65Came here to make us merry, and thou hast killed him.Came heere to make vs merry, / And thou hast kil'd him.
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.173My hand cut off and made a merry jest,My hand cut off, and made a merry iest,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.26stain of it. He is melancholy without cause, and merrystaine of it. He is melancholy without cause, and merry
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.110Then she's a merry Greek indeed.Then shee's a merry Greeke indeed.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.iv.55A woeful Cressid 'mongst the merry Greeks!A wofull Cressid 'mong'st the merry Greekes.
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.75Three merry men be we!Three merry men be wee.
Twelfth NightTN III.i.25I warrant thou art a merry fellow, and car'st forI warrant thou art a merry fellow, and car'st for
Twelfth NightTN III.i.95My servant, sir? 'Twas never merry worldMy seruant sir? 'Twas neuer merry world,
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.15If sad and merry madness equal be.If sad and merry madnesse equall bee.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.28Marry, mine host, because I cannot be merry.Marry (mine Host) because I cannot be merry.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.29Come, we'll have you merry; I'll bring you whereCome, we'll haue you merry: ile bring you where
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.8Merry springtime's harbinger,Merry Spring times Herbinger,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.205I am wondrous merry-hearted, I could laugh now.I am wondrous merry hearted, I could laugh now.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.v.105We are a merry rout, or else a rabble,We are a merry rout, or else a rable
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.v.137Ladies, if we have been merry,Ladies, if we have beene merry
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iii.53And sadness merry. Those darker humours thatAnd sadnes, merry; those darker humours that
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.23.2Merry or sad shall't be?Merry, or sad, shal't be?
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.24As merry as you will.As merry as you will.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iii.123A merry heart goes all the day,A merry heart goes all the day,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.46Though destiny say no. Be merry, gentle;Though destiny say no. Be merry (Gentle)
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.284This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty one.This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty one.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.285Let's have some merry ones.Let's haue some merry ones.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.286Why, this is a passing merry one, and goesWhy this is a passing merry one, and goes


 7 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.17.5 All my merry jigs are quite forgot, All my merry Iigges are quite forgot,
The Passionate PilgrimPP.17.30 All our merry meetings on the plains, All our merrie meetings on the plaines,
The Passionate PilgrimPP.20.2 In the merry month of May, In the merry Month of May,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.989 And merry fools to mock at him resort; And merrie fooles to mocke at him resort:
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1110 Sad souls are slain in merry company; "Sad soules are slaine in merrie companie,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1125 A woeful hostess brooks not merry guests. "A woefull Hostesse brookes not merrie guests.
Venus and AdonisVen.1025 Even at this word she hears a merry horn, Euen at this word she heares a merry horne,


 23 result(s).
blithemerry, happy, joyful
bully rookmerry comrade, good mate, old rogue
disposedinclined to be merry, feeling playful
frolicfrolicsome, merry, frisky
frolicbe joyful, make merry
gamesomesportive, merry, playful
gaudyfestive, joyful, merry
Greekbuffoon, merry person, silly joker
jocundmerry, joyful, cheerful
lightjoyful, merry, light-hearted
lustymerry, cheerful, lively
merryfacetious, droll, jocular
merry[of winds] favourable, helpful, advantageous
merryhilarious, uproarious, hysterical
merryin good spirits, well
outsportmake merry beyond the bounds of, revel beyond the limits of
overlustyover-cheerful, excessively merry
pleasantmerry, festive, jolly
rest you merryfarewell with concern for well-being
revelmake merry, riot, hold a party
sportmake merry, take pleasure (in)
Trojanmerry fellow, good companion
Troyanmerry fellow, good companion


 20 result(s).
comrade, merrybully rook
excessively merryoverlusty
fellow, merryTroyan
inclined to be merrydisposed
merry beyond bounds, makeoutsport
merry fellowTroyan
merry personGreek
merry, excessivelyoverlusty
merry, inclined to bedisposed
merry, makesport
merry, makerevel
merry, makefrolic

Themes and Topics

 7 result(s).
Elision... he > ’a rj i iii 41 ’a was a merry man it [after a word] > ’t h...
Farewells...xample keep 2h4 iii ii 288 god keep you merry rj i ii 80 rest you...
...rj i ii 80 rest you merry save ham ii ii 221 god save you sir a ...
Numbers...wice and once 2h4 v iii 38 i have been merry twice and once ere now many times ...
Singing... tnk iii v 138 ladies if we have been merry and have pleased ye with a derry and a...
Welsh... of fluellen in henry v and evans in the merry wives of windsor the majority of the di...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)... syracuse to dromio of syracuse] is your merry humour altered r2 v v 10 [richard alon...
Abbreviations... merchant of venice mw the merry wives of windsor oth othel...

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
MERRYBASICmerrily adv, merriment n, merriness n, merry adj
MERRYPART OF BODYmerry-hearted adj