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seem to have used the word in this sense elsewhere, and some have proposed to read “ weal.” In the Litany we have “in all time of our tribulation


in all time of our

IV. i. 446. In III. i. 30, III. i. 52, and IV. i. 408, the word seems to have the sense simply of

6 with.' Wroth (sub.). “I'll keep my oath,

patiently to bear my wroth ;” II. ix. 78. It is suggested that the word here means “ suffering.” In M.E. wroth was the past tense of writhe.


Wit (sub.). “ If my father had not

scanted me and hedged me by his wit ;” II. i. 18. It has been proposed in this passage to read “ will.” But Shakespeare in this and in many passages uses " wit” in the

sense of wisdom. Withal (adv.), with the rest or with

it. “If you choose that, then I am yours withal;” II. vii. 12. So in III. ii. 210, III. iv. 72, and

Younker (sub.), a gay youth. “ How

like a younker or a prodigal the scarfed bark puts from her native bay ; " II. vi. 14. So in 3 Henry VI., II. i. 24, “ Trimm'd like a younker prancing to his love.”

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