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Fare, vb. 1) to happen, to fall out: “so --s it with this faulty lord of Rome,” Lucr. 715. “so will it f. with Claudio,” Ado IV, 1, 224. “how would it f. with your departed souls?” H6B IV, 7, 123.
2) to be in any state or under any circumstances: “so surfeit-taking Tarquin --s this night,” Lucr. 698. “which I will keep so chary as tender nurse her babe from --ing ill,” Sonn. 22, 12. “f. well I could not,” Pilgr. 186 (quibble). “so f. my limbs with long imprisonment,” H6A II, 5, 4. “farewell, and better than I f.” H6B II, 4, 100. “so --d our father with his enemies,” H6C II, 1, 18. “this battle --s like to the morning's war,” II, 5, 1. “well f. you, gentlemen,” Tim. I, 1, 163. Very often in questions: “how --s the king?” Tp. V, 7. “how --s my gracious sir?” Tp. V, 7 LLL V, 2, 736. Shr. Ind. 2, 102. Wint. II, 2, 21. H6B III, 2, 33. III, 3, 1. H6C II, 1, 8. R3 II, 4, 40 (Ff doth). III, 1, 96. IV, 1, 38. V, 3, 82. Hml. III, 2, 97. Cymb. V, 5, 236 etc. “how --st thou?” Merch. III, 5, 75 (Ff Q2. Merch. III, 5, 75 4 “cheerest).” H6A I, 4, 74. Ant. II, 6, 72. “how f. you?” Tim. III, 6, 28. “how dost thou f.?” H6A IV, 6, 27. “to ask her how she --s,” Lucr. 721. Lucr. 721 “and see our gentle queen how well she --s,” H6C V, 5, 89. And in the imper. with well, to express a kind wish to those who leave or are left: “f. thee well,” Wiv. II, 2, 137. Mids. II, 1, 245. Merch. II, 3, 4. Tw. III, 4, 183. Ant. III, 2, 39. 41 etc. “f. thou well,” Tp. V, 318. “f. ye well,” Meas. IV, 3, 172. Mids. III, 2, 243. Merch. I, 1, 58. Tw. II, 1, 40 etc. “f. you well,” Wiv. III, 2, 85. V, 3, 7. Meas. I, 1, 59. Meas. I, 1, 59 II, 1, 265. III, 1, 280. Err. III, 2, 183. LLL I, 2, 137. Mids. II, 2, 131. Tw. I, 3, 64 etc. etc.
3) to feed, to be entertained: “feast your ear with the music awhile, if they will f. so harshly o' the trumpet's sound,” Tim. III, 6, 37. Quibbling: “f. well I could not, for I supped with sorrow,” Pilgr. 186. “how --s my noble lord? Marry, I f. well, for here is cheer enough,” Shr. Ind. 2, 103. “how --s our cousin Hamlet? Excellent, of the chameleon's dish,” Hml. III, 2, 97. “if you fall in the adventure, our crows shall f. the better for you,” Cymb. III, 1, 83. “you shall taste gentlemen of all fashions, you shall f. well,” Per. IV, 2, 84.
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