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angel a gold coin, which at its highest value was worth ten shillings: “not I for an angel,” MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ii. 3. 30 ; “This bottle makes an angel,” 1 HENRY IV., iv. 2. 6 ; “your ill angel is light” 2 HENRY IV., i. 2. 156 ; ( “The Lord Chief Justice calls Falstaff the Prince's ill angel or genius; which Falstaff turns off by saying, an ill angel [meaning the coin called an angel] is light,” THEOBALD) “he hath a legion of angels” THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, i. 3. 50 ; (with a quibble) “twenty angels,” THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, ii. 2. 65 ; “the angels that you sent for,” THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, iv. 3. 36 ; “his fair angels,” KING JOHN, ii. 1. 590 ; “imprisoned angels,” KING JOHN, iii. 3. 8 ; and see stamp about their necks, etc.

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