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imperious imperial: “Whose high imperious thoughts,” THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, ii. 4. 126 ; “most imperious Agamemnon,” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, iv. 5. 172 ; “be thy thoughts imperious,” TITUS ANDRONICUS, iv. 4. 81 ; “Imperious Cæsar,” HAMLET, v. 1. 207 ; “the imperious show Of the full-fortuned Cæsar,” ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, iv. 15. 23 ; “Imperious supreme of all mortal things,” VENUS AND ADONIS, 996. (I may add here, that, though Shakespeare and sundry of his contemporaries make no distinction between “imperious” and“imperial,” yet, as Mr. Singer has observed, “Bullokar carefully distinguishes them. ‘Imperial, royal or chief, emperor-like: imperious, that commandeth with authority, lordlike, stately.’”)

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