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Nor, a particle rendering negative a subsequent part of a proposition: “I could not see, n. hear, n. touch,” Ven. 440. “knows not parching heat n. freezing cold,” Lucr. 1145. Tp. I, 2, 19. Tp. I, 2, 19 II, 1, 202. II, 2, 54. V, 164. Gent. III, 1, 266. Err. III, 2, 68 etc. etc. Double negative: “be not proud, n. brag not of thy might,” Ven. 113. “never can blab, n. know not what we mean,” Ven. 113 “I know not love, n. will not know it,” Ven. 113 “n. feared no hooks,” Lucr. 103. “n. I to none alive,” Sonn. 112, 7. “n. no man ever,” 116, 14. “n. never woo,” Compl. 182. “n. none falser,” Pilgr. 90. “there is no woe to his correction, n. to his service no such joy on earth,” Gent. II, 4, 139. “that I cannot choose one n. refuse none,” Merch. I, 2, 28. Sonn. 5, 12. 134, 5. Tp. I, 2, 406. Gent. II, 4, 139. Wiv. IV, 2, 166. Meas. V, 64. Meas. V, 64 Err. III, 2, 68. Err. III, 2, 68 IV, 2, 17. Ado II, 3, 242. III, 1, 55. V, 1, 6. V, 1, 6 LLL IV, 3, 135. V, 2, 401. Mids. II, 1, 201. III, 2, 135. V, 227. Merch. III, 1, 98. III, 4, 11. IV, 1, 59. V, 84. As I, 2, 19. II, 3, 50. Shr. I, 1, 31. Wint. I, 2, 360. II, 3, 1. III, 2, 204. R2 V, 5, 39. H5 II, 4, 17. III, 6, 174. H6A I, 3, 21. IV, 5, 40. H6B II, 4, 57. R3 III, 1, 147. Mcb. II, 3, 69 etc. Triple negative: “n. understood none neither,” LLL V, 1, 158. “n. no further in sport neither,” As I, 2, 29. “n. never none shall mistress be of it,” Tw. III, 1, 171.
Used to connect two sentences grammatically independent from each other: “spirits are not finely touched but to fine issues, n. nature never lends the smallest scruple of her excellence,” Meas. I, 1, 37. “your honour cannot come to that yet. No, sir, n. I mean not,” II, 1, 124. “the law will not allow it, n. it shall not be allowed in Vienna,” II, 1, 124 “and since I have not much importuned you; n. now I had not, but that I am bound to Persia,” Err. IV, 1, 3. he is not (returned); n. we have not heard “from him,” Merch. V, 35. “these boys know little they are sons to the king; n. Cymbeline dreams that they are alive,” Cymb. III, 3, 81. With inversion of the subject: “n. dare I chide the world-without-end hour,” Sonn. 57, 5. “n. are mine eyes with thy tongue's tune delighted,” 141, 5. “no woman's face remember . . . . n. have I seen more that I may call men,” Tp. III, 1, 50. “n. needest thou much importune me,” Gent. I, 3, 17. “n. do I think the man of safe discretion,” Meas. I, 1, 72. “n. doth she tempt,” II, 2, 165 etc.
Correlative to “neither:” Ven. 437. Tp. II, 2, 18 etc. etc. (see Neither). Neither omitted: but king n. peer (espoused) “to such a peerless dame,” Lucr. 21. “since brass, n. stone, n. earth, n. boundless sea, but sad mortality o'ersways their power,” Sonn. 65, 1. “he n. that affable familiar ghost,” 86, 9. “my five wits n. my five senses can dissuade one foolish heart,” 141, 9. “vow, bond, nor space,” Compl. 264. “then, Pompey, n. now,” Meas. III, 2, 86. “more n. less to others paying,” Meas. III, 2, 86 “worm n. snail, do no offence,” Mids. II, 2, 23. “know that I, one Snug the joiner, am a lion fell, n. else no lion's dam,” V, 227. “by taking n. by giving of excess,” Merch. I, 3, 63. “contempt n. bitterness were in his pride or sharpness,” All's I, 2, 36. “if word n. oath prevail not,” Wint. III, 2, 204. “though war n. no known quarrel were in question,” H5 II, 4, 17. “that thou n. none of thine shall be let in,” H6A I, 3, 21. “tongue n. heart cannot conceive n. name thee,” Mcb. II, 3, 69. “the fitchew, n. the soiled horse, goes to't with a more riotous appetite,” Lr. IV, 6, 124. “the shot of accident, n. dart of chance,” Oth. IV, 1, 278. “the queen of audience n. desire shall fail,” Ant. III, 12, 21. “the miserable change now lament n. sorrow at,” IV, 15, 52. “pitied n. hated, to the face of peril myself I'll dedicate,” Cymb. V, 1, 28.
Nor . . . nor for neither . . . nor: “n. sun n. wind will ever strive to kiss you,” Ven. 1082. “n. children's tears n. mother's groans respecting,” Lucr. 431. “grief n. law n. limit knows,” Lucr. 431 “n. it n. no remembrance what it was,” Sonn. 5, 12. “n. Mars his sword n. war's quick fire,” 55, 7. 98, 5. 99, 10. 124, 12. Compl. 186. Gent. V, 4, 80. Meas. III, 1, 32. IV, 3, 128. LLL V, 2, 346. Merch. II, 7, 21. Tw. III, 1, 164. Wint. I, 2, 275. Wint. I, 2, 275 II, 3, 1. R2 II, 3, 170. III, 2, 64. V, 5, 39. H6A I, 2, 17. I, 3, 60. H6B V, 2, 74. H6C II, 6, 63. Cor. I, 1, 173. Caes. II, 2, 1. Mcb. I, 7, 51. V, 5, 48. Hml. II, 2, 6. Lr. I, 1, 95. More than two parts of a proposition thus joined: “it is n. hand, n. foot, n. arm, n. face, n. any other part,” Rom. II, 2, 40. “n. my service past, n. present sorrows, n. purposed merit,” Oth. III, 4, 116 (Q neither my service). N. omitted before the middle parts: “n. tackle, sail, n. mast,” Tp. I, 2, 147. “they'll n. pinch, fright me with urchin shows, pitch me i'the mire, n. lead me out of my way,” II, 2, 4. “n. mother, wife, n. England's counted queen,” R3 IV, 1, 47. cf. “neither sting, knot, n. confine,” Compl. 265. “you know neither me, yourselves, n. any thing,” Cor. II, 1, 75. Hml. III, 2, 34. “I never spake with her, saw her, n. heard from her,” Meas. V, 223. “have you no wit, manners, n. honesty,” Tw. II, 3, 94. “is there no respect of place, persons, n. time in you,” Tw. II, 3, 94 “mine eyes were not in fault, for she was beautiful; mine ears, that heard her flattery, n. my heart, that thought her like her seeming,” Cymb. V, 5, 64. Nor omitted before all the subsequent parts: “n. rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters,” Lr. III, 2, 15. cf. “neither press, coffer, chest, trunk, well, vault,” Wiv. IV, 2, 62.
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