**Profit,**subst. 1) any gain or advantage: “the p. of excess is but to surfeit,”

**Lucr. 138**. “my p. on't is, I know how to curse,”

**Tp. I, 2, 363**. “have no more p. of their shining lights,”

**LLL I, 1, 90**. “snail-slow in p.”

**Merch. II, 5, 47**. “the trade and p. of the city consisteth of all nations,”

**III, 3, 30**. “if you like upon report the soil, the p., and this kind of life,”

**As II, 4, 98**(== produce).

**Wint. I, 2, 310**.

**IV, 2, 21**.

**R2 III, 4, 38**.

**IV, 225**.

**H5 II, 1, 117**.

**H6A III, 3, 63**.

**H6B I, 1, 204**.

**H6B I, 1, 204**

**H8 III, 1, 83**.

**III, 2, 158**.

**III, 2, 158**

**Tim. V, 1, 45**.

**Mcb. V, 3, 62**.

**Hml. II, 2, 24**.

**Hml. II, 2, 24**

**IV, 4, 19**.

**Lr. II, 1, 77**.

**Oth. I, 3, 392**.

**II, 3, 10**.

**III, 3, 79**

**(to do a peculiar p. to your own person);**cf.

**IV, 2, 238**.

**Ant. II, 1, 7**.

**II, 7, 82**.

**Cymb. IV, 2, 163**.

**V, 4, 214**.

**Per. IV, 1, 4**.

**Per. IV, 1, 4**

**IV, 2, 128**.

**IV, 2, 128**

2) proficiency, improvement: “doth blunt his natural edge with --s of the mind, study and fast,”

**Meas. I, 4, 61**.

**report speaks goldenly of his p.**(at school)

**As I, 1, 7**. “no p. grows where is no pleasure ta'en,”

**Shr. I, 1, 39**. “I thank you for this p.”

**Oth. III, 3, 379**(== this good lesson); cf. “to apprehend thus, draws us a p. from all things we see,”

**Cymb. III, 3, 18**.