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Fairy, a diminutive spirit, of the same nature as the elves: Ven. 146. Wiv. IV, 4, 61. Wiv. IV, 4, 61 Wiv. IV, 4, 61 V, 2, 2. V, 3, 13. V, 4, 1. V, 5, 77. 95 etc. Mids. II, 1, 61. Mids. II, 1, 61 Mids. II, 1, 61 III, 1, 160. IV, 1, 46. IV, 1, 46 V, 390. V, 390 V, 390 Rom. I, 4, 69. Mcb. IV, 1, 42. “the f. kingdom,” Mids. II, 1, 144. “f. king,” IV, 1, 98. “f. lord,” III, 2, 378. “f. queen,” Wiv. IV, 6, 20. Mids. II, 1, 8. II, 2, 12. III, 1, 80. IV, 1, 75. “f. land,” Err. II, 2, 191. Mids. II, 1, 65. Mids. II, 1, 65 IV, 1, 66. “the f. oyes,” Wiv. V, 5, 45. “that hour of f. revel,” IV, 4, 58. “'tis almost f. time,” Mids. V, 371. “a f. song,” Mids. II, 2, 1. “these f. toys,” V, 1, 3. Of different sex: Wiv. V, 5, 85. Cymb. III, 6, 41. IV, 2, 217. Of different colour: Wiv. IV, 4, 49. V, 5, 41. Their benign influence: Mids. II, 1, 12. V, 408 etc. Wint. III, 3, 121. Wint. III, 3, 121 Lr. IV, 6, 29. Cymb. IV, 2, 217. V, 4, 133. Their malignity: Tp. IV, 196. Tp. IV, 196 Err. II, 2, 191. IV, 2, 35. Hml. I, 1, 163. Cymb. II, 2, 9. Not consisting of flesh and blood: Per. V, 1, 155. Taking no food: Cymb. III, 6, 41. Exchanging children: H4A I, 1, 87; cf. “the --ies' midwife,” Rom. I, 4, 54. Danger of seeing or speaking to them: Wiv V, 5, 51.
Used to denote a person of more than human power: “to this great f. I'll commend thy acts,” Ant. IV, 8, 12.
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