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incense to incite, to instigate, to set on; but according to Nares, in the last three of the following passages it means simply “to instruct,”—“a provincial expression still quite current in Staffordshire,” etc., Gloss.: “I will incense Page,” THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, i. 3. 96 ; “would incense me To murder,” THE WINTER'S TALE, v. 1. 61 ; “what they may incense him to,” KING LEAR, ii. 4. 305 ; “your brother incensed me,” MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, v. 1. 223 ; “incensed by his subtle mother,” RICHARD III., iii. 1. 152 ; “I have Incensed the lords o' the council,” HENRY VIII., v. 1. 43.

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