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My, poss. pron. of the first pers. sing.: Ven. 101. Ven. 101 Ven. 101 Ven. 101 Ven. 101 139 etc. etc. Before vowels, 1) without emphasis: “answered my affection,” Wiv. IV, 6, 10. “this is the period of my ambition,” III, 3, 47. “my ancient skill beguiles me,” Meas. IV, 2, 164. “over my altars hath he hung his lance,” Ven. 103. “making my arms his field,” Ven. 103 “lie there, my art,” Tp. I, 2, 25. “my authority bears of a credent bulk,” Meas. IV, 4, 29. “gazed for tidings in my eager eyes,” Lucr. 254. “my expense,” Wiv. III, 4, 5. “show no colour for my extremity,” IV, 2, 169. “from the tempest of my eyes,” Mids. I, 1, 131 (Ff mine). “your kindred hath made my eyes water,” III, 1, 200. “to follow me and praise my eyes and face,” III, 2, 223. “go to my inn,” Err. I, 2, 23. “conceit, my comfort and my injury,” IV, 2, 66. “to feed my innocent people,” Tp. II, 1, 164. “I often did behold in thy sweet semblance my old age new born,” Lucr. 1759. “my old bones ache,” Tp. III, 3, 2. “that power which gave me first my oath,” Gent. II, 6, 4. “members of my occupation,” Meas. IV, 2, 40. “how, with my honour, I may undertake,” Gent. II, 7, 6. “and, by my honour, depart untouched,” Caes. III, 1, 141. “I cannot put off my opinion,” Wiv. II, 1, 243. “my uncle can tell you,” III, 4, 38. III, 4, 38 “measure my strangeness with my unripe years,” Ven. 524. “my untimely death,” Lucr. 1178. “remove your siege from my unyielding heart,” Ven. 423. etc. etc. 2) Emphatically: “I will not poison thee with my attaint,” Lucr. 1072. “they that level at my abuses reckon up their own,” Sonn. 121, 10. “the Percies, finding his usurpation most unjust, endeavoured my advancement to the throne,” H6A II, 5, 69. “my ear should catch your voice, my eye your eye,” Mids. I, 1, 188. “my eyes are oftener washed than hers,” II, 2, 93. “from thy cheeks my image thou hast torn,” Lucr. 1762. “his mother was a votaress of my order,” Mids. II, 1, 123 etc. Or expressing tenderness: “my Ariel,” Tp. I, 2, 188. III, 3, 84. IV, 1, 57. V, 316. “my eyas-musket,” Wiv. III, 3, 22. “O, my old master,” Err. V, 338. “my Oberon,” Mids. IV, 1, 81. “O my Antonio,” Merch. I, 1, 173. “my Icarus,” H6A IV, 7, 16 (cf. “my Lucio,” Meas. I, 2, 129).
Before “own:” Gent. IV, 2, 4. Err. V, 90. Mids. III, 2, 243 etc.
Superfluous: “I am one that am nourished by my victuals,” Gent. II, 1, 180. “if my gossip Report be an honest woman of her word,” Merch. III, 1, 7. “I am past my gamut long ago,” Shr. III, 1, 71. “my hostess of the tavern,” H4A I, 2, 45. H4A I, 2, 45 “as full of quarrel as my young mistress' dog,” Oth. II, 3, 53.
Transposed: “dear my liege,” R2 I, 1, 184. “dear my lord,” Ado IV, 1, 46. Caes. II, 1, 255. Hml. III, 3, 35. Ant. IV, 15, 22. “dear my brother,” Wint. V, 3, 53. “dear my sweet,” Tw. II, 5, 191. “dread my lord,” Hml. I, 2, 50 (Qq my dread lord). “gentle my lord,” Wint. II, 1, 98. Mcb. III, 2, 27. “good my brother,” Troil. IV, 3, 3. Hml. I, 3, 46. “good my complexion,” As III, 2, 204. “good my fellows,” Ant. IV, 14, 135. “good my friend,” Rom. V, 3, 124. “good my friends,” Cor. V, 2, 8. “good my girl,” H6A V, 4, 25. “good my glass,” LLL IV, 1, 18. “good my knave,” III, 153. “good my liege,” IV, 3, 152. As I, 3, 66. Cymb. IV, 3, 16. Cymb. IV, 3, 16 “good my lord,” Ado II, 3, 46. As V, 4, 40. H6C II, 2, 75. Ant. III, 6, 55. “good my lords,” Wint. II, 3, 27. H6A IV, 1, 133. “good my mother,” John I, 249. II, 163. “good my mouse of virtue,” Tw. I, 5, 69. “gracious my lord,” Wint. IV, 4, 477. Mcb. V, 5, 30. Lr. III, 2, 61. “kind my lord,” Tim. I, 2, 177. “sweet my child,” LLL I, 2, 71. “sweet my coz,” As I, 2, 1. “sweet my mother,” Rom. III, 5, 200.
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