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Good, subst. 1) a good man; sing.: “unwilling to outlive the g. that did it,” H8 IV, 2, 60. Vocatively (cf. Fair, Gentle, Sweet etc.): “g., speak to the mariners,” Tp. I, 1, 3. “nay, g., be patient,” Tp. I, 1, 3 “g., yet remember whom thou hast aboard,” Tp. I, 1, 3 “g. thou, save me a piece of marchpane,” Rom. I, 5, 8. Followed by now (q. v.): “g. now, hold thy tongue,” Err. IV, 4, 22. “now, g. now, say so but seldom,” Wint. V, 1, 19. “ay, g. now, love,” Troil. III, 1, 122. “g. now, sit down and tell me,” Hml. I, 1, 70. “g. now, some excellent fortune,” Ant. I, 2, 25. “g. now, play one scene of excellent dissembling,” I, 3, 78. Plur.: “to make bad g., and g. provoke to harm,” Meas. IV, 1, 15. “both joy and terror of g. and bad,” Wint. IV, 1, 2. “all the virtues that attend the g.” H8 V, 5, 28 etc.
2) advantage, benefit, good fortune, welfare: “all g. befortune you,” Gent. IV, 3, 41. “lose the g. we oft might win,” Meas. I, 4, 78. “I will keep her ignorant of her g.” IV, 3, 113. “choke your g. to come,” V, 427. “I have a motion much imports your g.” V, 427 “change slander to remorse: that is some g.” Ado IV, 1, 213. “the devil give him g. of it,” Merch. IV, 1, 345. “glad of other men's g.” As III, 2, 79. “what hap? what hope of g.?” H6C II, 3, 8. “love their country's g.” R3 III, 7, 21. “no less importing than our general g.” R3 III, 7, 21 “prays for Richmond's g.” V, 3, 84. “pointed to the g. of your most sacred person,” H8 III, 2, 173. “as our g. wills,” Cor. II, 1, 258. “it is not nor it cannot come to g.” Hml. I, 2, 158. “if this man come to g.” Lr. III, 7, 100. “portend no g. to us,” I, 2, 113. “let the time run on to g. or bad,” Cymb. V, 5, 129. “your danger's ours. And our g. his,” Cymb. V, 5, 129 With for: “to bring this woman to evil for your g.” Wiv. III, 5, 98. As I, 1, 85. Wint. V, 1, 32. H6A III, 3, 16. H6B I, 1, 199. IV, 7, 90. Caes. III, 2, 50. Ant. II, 1, 7. With to: “it shall be to your g.” As V, 2, 11. Plur. --s: “which for our --s we do no further ask,” John IV, 2, 64. to do g. to == to be of use to, to be profitable: Ven. 28. Lucr. 1028. Lucr. 1028 Wiv. I, 4, 98. Meas. I, 2, 147. I, 4, 76. IV, 1, 52. Err. V, 164. Ado I, 1, 292. Merch III, 5, 8. As V, 2, 64. Wint. V, 2, 134. H6B I, 2, 77. “much g. do it your heart,” Wiv. I, 1, 83. Mids. I, 2, 73. Troil. I, 2, 221. Troil. I, 2, 221 Troil. I, 2, 221 “it did me g., before the palace gate, to brave the tribune,” Tit. IV, 2, 35. to do g. on == to work, to produce effect, to prevail on: “what can do g. on him?” Meas. IV, 2, 71. “one that no persuasion can do g. upon,” H4A III, 1, 200, “he may chance to do some g. on her,” Rom. IV, 2, 13. Absol., to do g. == to succeed: “shall I do any g.? shall I not lose my suit?” Wiv. I, 4, 152. “I shall do g.” Wint. II, 2, 54. “if we mean to thrive and do g.” H6B IV, 3, 17.
3) goodness, righteousness, virtuous and charitable deeds: “if all these petty ills shall change thy g.” Lucr. 656. “O time, thou tutor both to g. and bad,” Lucr. 656 “captive g. attending captain ill,” Sonn. 66, 12. “all thy sum of g.” 109, 12. “so you o'ergreen my bad, my g. allow,” 112, 4. Gent. III, 1, 243. V, 4, 156. Meas. I, 4, 38. III, 1, 204. LLL II, 62. Merch. III, 4, 10. As II, 1, 17. II, 7, 63. All's I, 1, 46. II, 3, 135. H6C I, 4, 134. R3 I, 2, 69. H8 IV, 2, 47. V, 1, 123. Caes. III, 1, 246. III, 2, 81. Mcb. II, 4, 41. Hml. IV, 4, 34. Lr. V, 3, 200 etc.
4) property, possession: “we have no g. that we can say is ours,” Lucr. 873. “beauty is but a vain and doubtful g.” Pilgr. 169. Oftener in the plur.: Gent. II, 7, 87. Err. I, 1, 21. Err. I, 1, 21 I, 2, 2. V, 410. Merch. IV, 1, 310. Merch. IV, 1, 310 Shr. I, 2, 57. III, 2, 232. H6B I, 1, 225. H6C IV, 6, 55. R3 II, 4, 69. H8 III, 2, 342 etc. “many a man knows no end of his --s,” As III, 3, 53 (== knows not what to do with his riches?).
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