Harshness, roughness, want of tenderness: “he's composed of h.” Tp. III, 1, 9. “turned her obedience to stubborn h.” Mids. I, 1, 38. “thy tender-hefted nature shall not give thee o'er to h.” Lr. II, 4, 175.
Shakespeare Lexicon. Alexander Schmidt. Berlin. Georg Reimer. 1902.
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