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Merry, full of mirth, gay: Ven. 1025. Lucr. 989. Lucr. 989 Pilgr. 253. Tp. II, 1, 1. Tp. II, 1, 1 III, 2, 125. IV, 135. Gent. IV, 2, 29. Gent. IV, 2, 29 Wiv. II, 1, 8. II, 1, 215. II, 1, 215 IV, 2, 107. V, 5, 254. Meas. III, 2, 249. Err. I, 2, 21. Err. I, 2, 21 II, 1, 88. II, 2, 7. II, 2, 7 III, 1, 26. III, 1, 26 III, 2, 183. IV, 1, 90. LLL V, 2, 16. LLL V, 2, 16 Mids. I, 2, 15. II, 1, 43. II, 1, 43 V, 58. Merch. V, 69. Shr. III, 2, 228 etc. etc. Compar. “--er:” Err. I, 2, 69. LLL II, 66. Mids. II, 1, 57. As I, 2, 4. John IV, 1, 12. Cor. V, 4, 45. Cymb. V, 4, 175. Superl. “--est:” Meas. III, 2, 7. H5 I, 2, 272. H6A II, 4, 15. “she's a m. Greek,” Troil. I, 2, 118. “the m. Greeks,” IV, 4, 58 (cf. Greek). “a many m. men with him,” As I, 1, 121 (m. men being, in popular songs, a very common appellation given to the vassals of a lord). three m. men be we (scrap of a song), Tw. II, 3, 82. “the Hundred M. Tales,” Ado II, 1, 135. “there live we as m. as the day is long,” Ado II, 1, 52. “I should be as m. as the day is long,” John IV, 1, 18. “'twas never m. world since of two usuries the --est was put down,” Meas. III, 2, 6. “'twas never m. world since lowly feigning was called compliment,” Tw. III, 1, 109. “it was never m. world in England since gentlemen came up,” H6B IV, 2, 9. “'twas m. when . . .” Ant. II, 5, 15. God rest you m. (a parting compliment used by low people) As V, 1, 65. “rest you m.” Rom. I, 2, 65. Rom. I, 2, 65 to make m. == to enjoy one's self, to feast with mirth: Shr. V, 1, 23. H6B I, 2, 85. H6B I, 2, 85
Followed by at: “m. at any thing,” Meas. III, 2, 250. to be m. with == to mock: “his lordship is but m. with me,” Tim. III, 2, 42. Followed by an infinitive denoting the occasion of gladness: “I am --er to die than thou art to live,” Cymb. V, 4, 175.
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