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Search phrase: swain

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As You Like ItAYL II.iv.86That young swain that you saw here but erewhile,That yong Swaine that you saw heere but erewhile,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.43Be quite degraded, like a hedge-born swainBe quite degraded, like a Hedge-borne Swaine,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.37Not me begotten of a shepherd swain,Not me, begotten of a Shepheard Swaine,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.i.50Obscure and lousy swain, King Henry's blood,Obscure and lowsie Swaine, King Henries blood.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.i.65Speak, captain, shall I stab the forlorn swain?Speak Captaine, shall I stab the forlorn Swain.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.22To be no better than a homely swain;To be no better then a homely Swaine,
King Edward IIIE3 I.ii.145Our house, my liege, is like a country swain,Our house my liege is like a Country swaine,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.108To music every summer-leaping swainTo musicke euery sommer leaping swaine,
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.177Costard the swain and he shall be our sport,Costard the swaine and he, shall be our sport,
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.241There did I see that low-spirited swain, that base minnowThere did I see that low spirited Swaine, that base Minow
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.262which I apprehended with the aforesaid swain, I keep herwhich I apprehended with the aforesaid Swaine, I keeper her
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.5give enlargement to the swain, bring him festinatelygiue enlargement to the swaine, bring him festinatly
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.47Fetch hither the swain. He must carry me aFetch hither the Swaine, he must carrie mee a
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.63.1I shoot thee at the swain.I shoote thee at the Swaine.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.141By my soul, a swain, a most simple clown!By my soule a Swaine, a most simple Clowne.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.i.121Judas Maccabaeus; this swain, because of his greatIudas Machabeus; this Swaine (because of his great
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.531the paper) He presents Hector of Troy; the swain,He presents Hector of Troy, the Swaine
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.64From off the head of this Athenian swain,From off the head of this Athenian swaine;
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.204Too light for such a swain as you to catch,Too light for such a swaine as you to catch,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.115You peasant swain, you whoreson malthorse drudge!You pezant, swain, you horson malt-horse drudg
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.12Thou gentle nymph, cherish thy forlorn swain.Thou gentle Nimph, cherish thy for-lorne swaine.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.30Golden Apollo, a poor, humble swain,Golden Apollo, a poore humble Swaine,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.168Pray, good shepherd, what fair swain is thisPray good Shepheard, what faire Swaine is this,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.363How prettily the young swain seems to washHow prettily th' yong Swaine seemes to wash
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.388.2Soft, swain, awhile, beseech you.Soft Swaine a-while, beseech you,

Glossary

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swainman, youth, young fellow
swain[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swainrustic, country person, shepherd
swainlover, wooer, sweetheart

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Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...1h6 iv i 44 [talbot to all] a hedge-born swain / that doth presume to boast of gentle b...

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SWAINBASICswain n
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