IDOLATRY. 'Tis mad idolatry, That makes the service greater than the god. T. G. ii. 1.
This is the liver vein, which makes flesh a deity ; A green goose, a goddess : pure, pure idolatry. L. L. iv. 3.
IF. Talk'st thou to me of ifs. R. III. iii. 4.
The Virtues of an. All these you may avoid but the lie direct ; and you may avoid that too, with an if. I knew when seven justices could not make up a quarrel ; but when the parties were met themselves, one of them thought but of an if; as, if you said so, then I said so ; and they shook hands, and swore brothers. Your if is the only peace-maker ; much virtue in if. A. Y. v. 4.
IGNORANCE. O thou monster, ignorance, how deform'd dost thou look. L. L. iv. 2.
Ignorance is the curse of God. H. VI. pt. II. iv. 7.
Dull, unfeeling, barren ignorance. R. II. i. 3.
Short-arm'd ignorance. T. C. ii. 3.
ILL-FAVOURED. He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere, Ill-faced, worse-bodied, shapeless every where ; Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind, Stigmatical in making, worse in mind. C. E. iv. 2.
ILLITERATE. Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book ; he hath not eat paper, as it were ; he hath not drunk ink : his intellect is not replenished ; he is only an animal ; only sensible in the duller parts. L.L. iv. 2.
ILLUSION (See Delusion). Our revels now are ended : these our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air : And like the baseless fabric of their vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve ; And like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made of, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. T. iv. 1.
IMAGINATION. Such tricks hath strong imagination ; That if it would but apprehend some joy, It comprehends some bringer of that joy; Or, in the night imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'd a bear ! M. N. v. 1.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, Brags of his substance, not of ornament : They are but beggars that can count their worth.
R. J. ii. 6.
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact : One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ; That is, the
madman : the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt : The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven ; And, as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. M. N. v. 1.
0, who can hold a fire in his hand, By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite, By bare imagination of a feast ? Or wallow naked in December's snow, By thinking on fantastic summer's heat ? 0, no ! the apprehension of the good, Gives but the greater feeling to the worse : Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more, Than when it bites, but lanceth not the sore.
R. II. i. 3.
Dangerous conceits, are, in their natures, poisons, Which, at the first, are scarce found to distaste ; But, with a little act upon the blood, Burn like the mines of sulphur. 0. iii. 3.
He waxes desperate with imagination. H. i. 4.
IMAGINARY Evils Cause Real Cares. The passions of the mind, That hava their first conception by mis-dread, Have after-nourishment and life by care ; And what was first but fear what might be done, Grows elder now, and cares it be not done.
P. P. i. 2.
IMMACULATE. Chaste and immaculate in very thought. H. VI. pt. I. v. 4.
IMMOLATION. cruel, irreligious piety ! Tit. And. i. 2.
IMMORAL Reading. Lascivious metres, to whose venom sound The open ear of youth doth always listen. R. II. ii. 1.
IMPATIENCE Suppressed. Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud ; Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies, And make her airy tongue more hoarse than mine With repetition of my Romeo's name. R. J. ii. 2.
IMPETUOSITY. The ocean, overpeering of his list, Eats not the flats with more impetuous haste. H. iv. 5.
Let me go, Sir, Or I'll knock you o'er the mazzard. 0. ii. 3.
IMPLACABILITY (See Inflexibility).
IMPOLICY. Neglecting an attempt of ease and gain, To wake, and wage, a danger profitless. O. i. 3.
IMPOSSIBILITIES. Then let the pebbles on the hungry beach Fillip the stars ; then let the mutinous winds Strike the proud cedar's
gainst the fiery sun ; Murd'ring impossibility, to make What cannot be, slight work. C. v. 3.
IMPRISONMENT. By my Christendom, So I were out of prison, and kept sheep, I should be merry as the day is long. K. J. iv. 1.
IMPROVIDENCE. 'Tis not unknown to you, Antonio, How much I have disabled mine estate, By something showing a more swelling port Than my faint means would grant continuance. M. V. i. 1.
IMPUDENCE. What ! canst thou say all this, and never blush ? Tit. And. v. 1.
IMPUTATION. To vouch this, is no proof; Without more certain and more overt test, Than these thin habits and poor likelihoods Of modern seeming do prefer against him. 0. i. 3.
INCLINATION. To business that we love, we rise betimes, And go to it with delight. A. C. iv. 4.
INCONSTANCY. O heaven ! were man But constant, he were perfect; that one error Fills him with faults. T.G. v. 4.
INCONTINENCE. Such an act, That blurs the grace and blush of modesty : Calls virtue hypocrite : takes off the rose From the fair forehead of an innocent love, And sets a blister there : makes marriage vows As false as dicers' oaths ; 0, such a deed, As from the body of contraction plucks The very soul ; and sweet religion makes A rhapsody of words. H. iii. 4.
0, she is fallen Into a pit of ink ? that the wide sea Hath drops too few to wash her clean again ; And salt too little, which may season give To her foul tainted flesh. M. A. iv. 1.
Had it pleas'd heaven To try me with affliction ; had he rain'd All kinds of sores, and shames, on my bare head ; Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips ; Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes ; I should have found in some part of my soul A drop of patience : but (alas !) to make me A fixed figure, for the type of scorn To point his low unmoving finger at, 0! 0! 0. iv. 2.
I should make very forges of my cheeks, That would to cinders burn up modesty, Did I but speak thy deeds. O. iv. 2.
Look to her, Moor ; have a quick eye to see ; She has deoeiv'd her father, and may thee. 0. i. 3.
O thou weed, Who art so lovely fair, and smell'st so sweet, That the sense aches at thee, — would, thou hadst ne'er been born.
0. iv. 2.
O shame ! where is thy blush ? Rebellious hell, If thou canst mutine in a matron's bones, To flaming youth let virtue be as wax, And
melt in her own fire : proclaim no shame, When the compulsive ardour gives the charge ; Since frost itself as actively doth burn, And reason panders will. H. iii. 4.
If I do prove her haggard, Though that her jesses were my dear heart strings, I'd whistle her off, and let her down the wind, To prey at fortune. 0. iii. 3.
INCORRIGIBLE. Double and treble admonition, and still forfeit in the same kind. This would make mercy swear and play the tyrant.
M. M. iii. 2.
INDEPENDENCE. I cannot tell, what you and other men Think of this life ; but, for my single self, I had as lief not be, as live to be
In awe of such a thing as I myself. J.C. i. 2.
INDIGNATION. His indignation derives itself out of a very competent injury. T. N. iii. 4.
INFAMY. Wine lov'd I deeply ; dice dearly ; and in woman, out-paramour'd the Turk. False of heart, light of ear, bloody of hand ; hog in sloth, fox in stealth, wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in prey. K. L. iii. 4.
INFANT Ruler. Woe to that land that's govern'd by a child ! R. III. ii. 3.
INFATUATION. When we in our viciousness grow hard, ( O, misery on't !) the wise gods seel our eyes; In our own filth drop our clear judgments ; make us Adore our errors ; laugh at us, while we strut To our confusion. A. C. iii. 11.
Thus hath the candle sing'd the moth. M.V. ii. 9.
It was young Hotspur's case at Shrewsbury. * * * * Who lin'd himself with hope, . Eating the air on promise of supply, Flattering himself with project of a power Much smaller than the smallest of his thoughts And so, with great imagination, Proper to madmen, led his
powers to death, And, winking, leap'd into destruction. H. IV. pt. II. i. 3.
INFECTION. And one infect another Against the wind a mile. C. i. 4.
INFIRMITY. Infirmity doth still neglect all office, Whereto our health is hound ; we are not ourselves, When nature, heing oppress'd, commands the mind To suffer with the body. K. L. ii. 4.
GREATNESS NOT EXEMPT FROM. He had a fever when he was in Spain, And, when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did
shake : 'tis true, this god did shake : His coward lips did from their colours fly ; And that same eye, whose bend doth awe the world,
Did lose its lustre. J. C. i. 2.
INFLEXIBILITY. (See also Bond). You may as well go stand upon the beech, And bid the main flood bate his usual height ; You
may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb ; You may as well forbid the mountain pines
To wag their high tops and to make no noise, When they are fretted with the gusts of heaven ; You may as well do any thing most hard,
As seek to soften that — (than which what's harder ?) His Jewish heart ! M. V. iv. 1.
Swear his thought over By each particular star in heaven, and By all their influences, you may as well Forbid the sea for to obey the moon, As or, by oath, remove, or counsel, shake, The fabric of his folly ; whose foundation Is pil'd upon his faith, and will continue The standing of his body. W.T. i. 2.
I'll have my bond ; I will not hear thee speak : I'll have my bond : and therefore speak no more. M. V. iii. 3.
There's no more mercy in him than there is milk in a male tiger. C. v. 4.
INFLUENCE. So our leader's led, And we are women's men. A. G. iii. 7.
INGRATITUDE. Monster ingratitude ! K. L. i. 5.
The ingratitude of this Seleucus does Even make me wild. A. C. v. 2.
Must I be unfolded With one that I have bred ? The gods ! — It smites me Beneath the fall I have. A. C. v. 2.
Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude ; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen
Although thy breath be rude. Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, That dost not bite so nigh, As benefits forgot ; Though thou the waters
warp, Thy sting is not so sharp As friend remember'd not A. Y. ii. 7.
I hate ingratitude more in a man, Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, Or any taint of vice, whose strong corruption Inhabits our
frail blood. T. N. iii. 4.
I have kept back their foes While they have told their money ; and let out Their coin upon large interest ; I myself, Rich only in large
hurts, — All those for this ? Is this the balsam, that the usuring senate Pours into captains' wounds ! T. A. iii. 5.
Pr'ythee lead me in : There take an inventory of all I have, To the last penny ; 'tis the king's : my robe, And my integrity to heaven, is all I dare now call my own. O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age Have
left me naked to mine enemies. H. Vlll. iii. 2.
I had my trial ; And, must needs say, a noble one ; which makes me A little happier than my wretched father : Yet thus far we are one in fortunes, — Both Fell by our servants, by those men we lov'd most ; A most unnatural and faithless service ! Heaven has an end in all ;
yet, you that hear me, This from a dying man receive as certain : Where you are liberal of your loves, and counsels, Be sure you be not loose ; for those you make friends And give your hearts to, when they once perceive The least rub in your fortunes, fall away Like water from ye, never found again But where they mean to sink ye. H. VIII. ii. 1.
For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel ; Judge, you gods, how dearly Caesar lov'd him ! This was the most unkindest cut of all : For when the noble Csesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitors' arms, Quite vanquish'd him : then burst his mighty heart ; And, in his mantle muffling up his face, Even at the base of Pompey's statue, Which all the while ran blood, great Caesar fell.
J. C. iii. 2.
Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-siz'd monster of ingratitudes : Those scraps are
good deeds past ; which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done. T. C. iii. 3.
Ingratitude is monstrous : and for the multitude to be ingrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude. C. ii. 3.
I am rapt, and cannot cover The monstrous bulk of this ingratitude With any size of words. T. A. v. 1.
Being fed by us, you us'd us so, As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird, Useth the sparrow : did oppress our nest ; Grew by our
feeding to so great a bulk, That even our love durst not come near your sight, For fear of swallowing. H. IV. pt. I. v. 1.
-- Filial (See also Children). Is it not as this mouth should tear this hand, For lifting food to't ? K. L. iii. 4.
Ingratitude ! thou marble-hearted fiend ; More hideous when thou shew'st thee in a child, Than the sea monster. K. L. i. 4.
Beloved Regan, Thy sister's naught: Regan, she hath tied Sharp-tooth'd unkindness, like a vulture here ; I can scarce speak to
thee. K. L. ii. 4.
INHUMANITY. I am sorry for thee ; thou art come to answer A stony adversary, an inhuman wretch Uncapable of pity, void and empty From any dram of mercy. M. V. iv. 1.
0, be thou damn'd, inexorable dog ! And for thy life let justice be accurs'd. Thou almost mak'st me waver in my faith , To hold opinion with Pythagoras, That souls of animals infuse themselves Into the trunks of men. M. V. iv. 1.
INJURED MAN. He hath wronged me ; indeed, he hath ;— at a word, he hath ; — believe me ; — Robert Shallow, esquire, saith he is wrong'd. . M. W. i. 1.
I leave my duty a little unthought of, and speak out of my injury. T. N. v. 1.
INN. What, will you make a younker of me ? shall I not take mine ease in mine inn, but I shall have my pocket picked.
H. IV. pt. I. iii. 3.
INNOCENCE. The trust I have is in mine innocence. H. IV. pt. II. iv. 4.
Unstained thoughts do seldom dream of evil. Poems.
Pure innocence hath never practis'd how To cloak offences. Poems.
I humbly thank your highness : And am right glad to catch this good occasion Most thoroughly to be winnow'd, where my chaff And corn shall fly asunder ; for, I know, There's none stands under more calumnious tongues Than I myself. H. VIII. v. 1.
We do not know How he may soften at the sight o' the child ; The silence often of pure innocence Persuades, when speaking fails.
W. T. ii. 2.
Did I not tell you she was innocent ? M.A. v. 4.
I have mark'd A thousand blushing apparitions start Into her face ; a thousand innocent shames In angel whiteness bear away those blushes ; And in her eye there hath appear'd a fire, To burn the errors that these princes hold Against her maiden truth.
M. A. iv.1.
If powers divine Behold our human actions, (as they do) I doubt not then, but innocence shall make False accusation blush, and tyranny Tremble at patience. W.T. iii. 2.
ITSELF, NOT EXEMPT FROM MISFORTUNE. Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt. A.C. ii. 5.
INNOVATION. Thus we debase The nature of our seats, and make the rabble Call our cares, fears ; which will in time break ope The locks o' th' senate, and bring in the crows To peck the eagles. C. iii. 1.
INSANITY. We are not ourselves, when nature, being oppress'd, Commands the mind to suffer with the body. K. L. ii. 4.
INSECURITY. We have scotch'd the snake, not kill'd it ; She'll close, and be herself ; whilst our poor malice Remains in danger of her former tooth. M. iii. 2.
I am cabin'd, cribb'd, confin'd, bound in To saucy doubts and fears. M. iii. 4.
INSINUATION. Thou cried'st, Indeed ? And didst contract and purse thy brow together, As if thou had'st then shut up in thy brain
Some horrible conceit. 0. iii. 3.
INSOLENCE. Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word. C. E. iii. 2.
INSTRUMENT (See also Piping, Tool). How poor an instrument May do a noble deed ! A.C. v. 2.
INTEGRITY. Delay'd, But nothing alter'd : What I was, I am. W.T. iv. 3.
There is a kind of character in thy life, That, to the observer, doth thy history Fully unfold: Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own
so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee. M. M. i. 1.
INTEMPERANCE. Boundless intemperance In nature is a tyranny ; it hath been The untimely emptying of the happy throne, And fall
of many kings. M. iv. 3 .
INTENTIONS, Good, Defeated. We are not the first, Who, with best meaning, have incurr'd the worst K. L. v. 3.
INTENTS and Acts. His act did not o'ertake his bad intent ; And must be buried but as an intent, That perish'd by the way : thoughts
are no subjects ; Intents but merely thoughts. M. M. v. 1.
Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and
the mortal instruments, Are then in council ; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
J.C. ii. 1.
INTERRUPTION, Violent. And, like the tyrannous breathing of the north, Shakes all our buds from growing. Cym. i. 4.
INTRUDER. What ! dares the slave Come hither, covor'd with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity ! R. J. i. 5.
INVASION. There comes a power Into this scatter' d kingdom ; who already, Wise in our negligence, have secret feet In some of our best ports, and are at point To show their open banner. K. L. iii. 1.
Shall we, upon the footing of our land, Send fair-play orders, and make compromise, Insinuation, parley, and base truce, To arms invasive ? shall a beardless boy, A cocker'd silken wanton brave our fields, And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil, Mocking the air with colours idly spread, And find no check ? K. J. v. 1.
INVITATION. If your love do not persuade you to come, let not my letter. M.V. iii. 2.
INVOCATION. My father's wit, and my mother's tongue, assist me ! L. L. i. 2.
Loyal. God, and his angels, guard your sacred throne, And make you long become it ! H.V.i. 2.
Poet's. 0, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! H. V. i. chorus.
Soldier's. St. George, — that swing'd the dragon, and e'er since, Sits on his horseback at mine hostess' door, Teach us some
fence ! K. J. ii. 1.
IRRESOLUTION (See also Hesitation). Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt.
M. M. i. 5.
That we would do, We should do when we would ; for this would changes, And hath abatements and delays as many, As there are
tongues, are hands, are accidents ; And then this should is like a spendthrift's sigh, That hurts by easing. H. iv. 7.
IRREVERENCE. Quaff'd off the muscadel, and threw the sops all in the sexton's face. T. S. iii. 2.
IRRITABILITY (See also Quarrel). Come, come, thou art as hot a Jack in thy mood as any in Italy. R. J. iii. I.
Being incens'd, he's flint ; As humorous as winter, and as sudden As flaws congealed in the spring of day. His temper therefore must be well observ'd : Chide him for faults, and do it reverently, When you perceive his blood inclin'd to mirth ; But, being moody, give him line
and scope, Till that his passions, like a whale on ground, Confound themselves with working. H. IV. pt. II. iv. 4.
A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience. C. ii. 1.