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His, 1) pron. poss. of He; a) before a subst.: Ven. 25. Ven. 25 Ven. 25 46 etc. etc. Abbreviated to 's: “when's god's asleep,” Tp. II, 2, 155. “in's tale,” III, 2, 56. “the king and's followers,” V, 7. Gent. III, 1, 192. Wiv. III, 2, 24. Meas. V, 229. Err. III, 1, 37. Merch. V, 158. As V, 2, 17. All's IV, 2, 70. Tw. III, 4, 14. Wint. II, 3, 100. Tim. II, 2, 117. Ant. III, 7, 12. III, 13, 76. Cymb. I, 1, 46. I, 3, 12. I, 6, 68. II, 4, 12. III, 2, 72 etc. Used instead of the sign of the Anglosaxon genitive: “Mars his sword,” Sonn. 55, 7. “the king his son,” Tp. II, 1, 236. “this mis-shapen knave his mother was a witch,” V, 269. “a man of God his making,” LLL V, 2, 529 (Q2 Ff God's). “the count his galleys,” Tw. III, 3, 26. “Lewis his satisfaction,” H5 I, 2, 88. “Mars his true moving,” H6A I, 2, 1. “Charles his gleeks,” III, 2, 123. “France his sword,” IV, 6, 3. “Mars his idiot,” Troil. II, 1, 58. “by Mars his gauntlet,” IV, 5, 177. “Mars his helm,” IV, 5, 177 “Mars his heart,” V, 2, 164. “Mars his armour,” Hml. II, 2, 512 (Qq Marses armour). cf. “'tis not his fault the spark,” All's II, 1, 25 (M. Edd. his fault, the spark). the 's of the gen. and his combined: “if my brother had my shape, and I had his, sir Robert's his,” John I, 139 Used demonstratively: “would ye not think his cunning to be great, that could restore this cripple to his legs?” H6B II, 1, 132. “desire his jewels and this other's house,” Mcb. IV, 3, 80 (== the jewels of the one; cf. He). “no more does mine, nor his, nor hers,” Lr. II, 2, 97 (== of him there). Referring to one: “one cannot climb it without apparent hazard of his life,” Gent. III, 1, 116.
Absol., without a subst.: “a natural guiltiness such as is his,” Meas. II, 2, 139. “to weed my vice and let his grow,” III, 2, 284. “denied my house for his,” Err. II, 2, 161 etc. == his property: “one that fixes no bourn 'twixt his and mine,” Wint. I, 2, 134. “he does deny him, in respect of his, what charitable men afford to beggars,” Tim. III, 2, 81. == the persons belonging to him, his associates or relations: “the duke and his,” H6A III, 3, 33. “points at them for his,” Mcb. IV, 1, 124. of his == belonging, pertaining to him: “a spirit of his,” Tp. II, 2, 15. “a sunny look of his,” Err. II, 1, 99 etc. And even: “which speechless woe of his,” Lucr. 1674. “the very tyranny and rage of his,” Merch. IV, 1, 13. “that close aspect of his,” John IV, 2, 72 (cf. the other poss. pronouns).
2) poss. of the neut. pron. it, == its: Ven. 359. Ven. 359 Ven. 359 Ven. 359 Ven. 359 Ven. 359 Ven. 359 Ven. 359 Ven. 359 Ven. 359 Lucr. 164. Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Lucr. 164 Sonn. 9, 10. 14, 6. 74, 7. 84, 6. Tp. I, 2, 295. II, 1, 67. II, 1, 67 II, 1, 67 302 etc. etc. Hence used also with reference to the names of countries, as in H6A IV, 6, 3, and in John II, 95, where it has been corrected and changed to her or its by some M. Edd.
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