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Search phrase: torch

Plays

 24 result(s). alternate result(s)
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Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xiv.46All length is torture; since the torch is out,All length is Torture: since the Torch is out,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.v.122Here dies the dusky torch of Mortimer,Here dyes the duskie Torch of Mortimer,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.23By thrusting out a torch from yonder tower,By thrusting out a Torch from yonder Tower,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.26.1Enter Joan la Pucelle on the top, thrusting out a torchEnter Pucell on the top, thrusting out a Torch
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.26Behold, this is the happy wedding torchBehold, this is the happy Wedding Torch,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.30The burning torch in yonder turret stands.The burning Torch in yonder Turret stands.
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.1.2torch before him, met by Sir Thomas LovellTorch before him, met by Sir Thomas Louell.
King LearKL III.iv.110.1Enter Gloucester with a torchEnter Gloucester, with a Torch.
MacbethMac II.i.1Enter Banquo, and Fleance with a torch before himEnter Banquo, and Fleance, with a Torch before him.
MacbethMac II.i.9Enter Macbeth and a Servant with a torchEnter Macbeth, and a Seruant with a Torch.
MacbethMac III.iii.14Enter Banquo and Fleance, with a torchEnter Banquo and Fleans, with a Torch.
PericlesPer II.ii.32A burning torch that's turned upside down.A burning Torch that's turned vpside downe;
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.11Give me a torch. I am not for this ambling.Giue me a Torch, I am not for this ambling.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.35A torch for me! Let wantons light of heartA Torch for me, let wantons light of heart
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.1Give me thy torch, boy. Hence, and stand aloof.Giue me thy Torch Boy, hence and stand aloft,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.21What, with a torch! Muffle me, night, awhile.What with a Torch? Muffle me night a while.
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.22.1Enter Romeo and Balthasar, with a torch, a mattock,Enter Romeo, and Peter.
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.125What torch is yond that vainly lends his lightWhat Torch is yond that vainely lends his light
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.171This is the place. There, where the torch doth burn.This is the place, There where the Torch doth burne
The TempestTem IV.i.97Till Hymen's torch be lighted: but in vain.Till Hymens Torch be lighted: but in vaine,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.i.1.1Enter, at one door, Aeneas and a servant with a torch;Enter at one doore Aneas with a Torch,
Troilus and CressidaTC V.i.80.2Follow his torch; he goesFollow his Torch, he goes
Troilus and CressidaTC V.ii.6Stand where the torch may not discover us.Stand where the Torch may not discouer vs.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.1.1Music. Enter Hymen with a torch burning; a boy inEnter Hymen with a Torch burning: a Boy, in

Poems

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The Rape of LucreceLuc.178 Whereat a waxen torch forthwith he lighteth, Whereat a waxen torch forthwith he lighteth,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.190 ‘ Fair torch, burn out thy light, and lend it not Faire torch burne out thy light, and lend it not
The Rape of LucreceLuc.311 The wind wars with his torch to make him stay, The wind warres with his torch, to make him staie,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.315 Puffs forth another wind that fires the torch. Puffes forth another wind that fires the torch.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.448 Are by his flaming torch dimmed and controlled. Are by his flaming torch dim'd and controld.

Glossary

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brandornamental flaming torch [associated with Cupid]
cressetbeacon, blazing torch, fire-basket
Hymen[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
linkblacking [from a burnt torch]
torch-staffstaff holding a torch

Thesaurus

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blacking [from a burnt torch]link
blazing torchcresset
flaming torch, ornamentalbrand
staff holding a torchtorch-staff
torchHymen
torch, blazingcresset
torch, ornamental flamingbrand
torch, staff holding a torch-staff

Themes and Topics

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Gods and goddesses... a wedding procession associated with a torch a crown of flowers and a flute also k...

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
TORCHBASICtorch n
TORCHCOSMOStorcher n
TORCHOBJECTtorch-staff n
TORCHPEOPLEtorchbearer n
TORCHSIGNALtorch-light n

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