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Picture, subst. 1) a piece of painting: Ven. 211 (cf. Hml. IV, 5, 86). Lucr. 1527. Wiv. II, 2, 90. As III, 2, 97. Shr. Ind. 1, 47. 2, 51. Tw. I, 5, 252; cf. Troil. III, 2, 50. Tim. I, 1, 26. Tim. I, 1, 26 Mcb. II, 2, 54. Hml. III, 4, 53. IV, 5, 86 (cf. Ven. 211). Oth. II, 1, 110. Cymb. II, 2, 25. V, 5, 204. “the p. of We three,” Tw. II, 3, 17 (i. e. the heads of two fools with the inscription 'We three loggerheads be'; the spectator making the third).
2) a portrait, likeness: Compl. 134. Sonn. 46, 3. 47, 5. 47, 5 47, 5 Tp. III, 2, 136. Gent. II, 4, 209. IV, 2, 121. IV, 2, 121 IV, 4, 92. IV, 4, 92 IV, 4, 92 IV, 4, 92 Err. IV, 3, 13. Ado II, 3, 273. LLL V, 2, 38. Merch. II, 7, 11. Merch. II, 7, 11 Tw. I, 3, 136. III, 4, 228. Wint. V, 1, 74. V, 2, 187. H4B IV, 3, 53. H6A II, 3, 37. IV, 7, 83. Tit. III, 1, 103. Hml. II, 2, 383. Lr. II, 1, 83. Per. IV, 2, 101.
3) image: “presenteth to mine eye the p. of an angry chafing boar,” Ven. 662. “she, the p. of pure piety,” Lucr. 542. “I profane mine eyes on thy p.” LLL IV, 1, 87. “he is a proper man's p.” Merch. I, 2, 78. “I saw whose purse was best in p.” Wint. IV, 4, 615 (Autolycus is playing the amateur). “thou p. of what thou seemest,” Troil. V, 1, 6. “the p. of my youth,” Tit. IV, 2, 108. “hath altered that good p.” Cymb. IV, 2, 365. “he began his mistress' p.” V, 5, 175.
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