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Purse, subst. a small money-bag carried in the pocket: Gent. I, 1, 134. III, 1, 357. IV, 4, 181. Wiv. I, 3, 59. II, 1, 198. II, 2, 138. Err. IV, 1, 105 “(a p. of ducats).” IV, 2, 29. IV, 4, 90 “(a p. of ducats).” Ado II, 1, 16. Merch. I, 1, 138. II, 5, 51. As II, 4, 14. Shr. I, 2, 57. IV, 3, 173. All's III, 7, 14 “(this p. of gold).” IV, 5, 46. Tw. I, 5, 303. Wint. IV, 3, 127 “(your p. is not hot enough).” John V, 2, 61. H4A I, 2, 142 “(fat --s).” II, 4, 355 “(cold --s).” H4B V, 1, 34 “(a friend i' the court is better than a penny in p.).” H5 II, 2, 10. IV, 3, 37. H6A I, 3, 64. H6B I, 1, 112. R3 I, 4, 131. R3 I, 4, 131 IV, 4, 516 etc. etc. “she bears the p.” Wiv. I, 3, 76; cf. “hast had my p.” Oth. I, 1, 2. “nor will he know his p.” Tim. I, 2, 200 (the state of his finances). “a halfpenny p.” Wiv. III, 5, 149. “thou halfpenny p. of wit,” LLL V, 1, 77.
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