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Duke, subst. a title of some sovereign princes; in England one of the highest order of nobility: Tp. I, 2, 54. Tp. I, 2, 54 Tp. I, 2, 54 Tp. I, 2, 54 Tp. I, 2, 54 Gentl. IV, 1, 49. IV, 4, 20. V, 2, 30. V, 4, 122 etc. etc. Suffolk's d. for “the duke of Suffolk:” H6B I, 1, 124. Meaning the doge of Venice: Merch. II, 8, 4. III, 2, 279. Shr. IV, 2, 83; and throughout in Oth. Confounded with king by Dull, Armado and Dogberry: LLL I, 1, 182. I, 2, 38. I, 2, 38 Ado III, 5, 22. Even by the princess: LLL II, 38. And perhaps on purpose by Hamlet: Hml. III, 2, 249 (cf. Count). The swaggering Pistol calls Fluellen “great d.” H5 III, 2, 23 (== dux, leader, commander?).
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