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aches “make thee roar—Fill all thy bones with,” THE TEMPEST, i. 2. 370 ; “Aches contract and starve your supple joints,” TIMON OF ATHENS, i. 1. 257 ; “Their fears of hostile strokes, their aches, losses,” TIMON OF ATHENS, v. 1. 197. In the above lines aches is a dissyllable, according to the usage of the poets of Shakespeare's days and of those of a much later period (Boswell adduces an instance of this pronunciation from Swift; and here is one from Blackmore,— “Cripples, with aches and with age opprest,
Crawl on their crutches to the grave for rest.”
Eliza, 1705, Book ix. p. 249).

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