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Sun (usually masc.: Ven. 856. Ven. 856 Lucr. 781. Sonn. 33, 9. Err. II, 2, 30. Wint. IV, 4, 105. Wint. IV, 4, 105 R2 III, 2, 42. III, 3, 63. H4A I, 2, 10. H4A I, 2, 10 H6C V, 3, 5. R3 V, 3, 277. Caes. II, 1, 106. Caes. II, 1, 106 Neut. in Sonn. 148, 12: the s. itself), 1) the luminary that makes the day: Ven. 1. Sonn. 59, 6. Tp. II, 1, 248. V, 42. Gent. I, 3, 86. II, 6, 10. V, 1, 1. Wiv. I, 3, 70. IV, 4, 7. Meas. IV, 3, 92. Err. I, 1, 28. Err. I, 1, 28 LLL IV, 3, 369 “(get the s. of them).” Mids. III, 2, 50. Shr. IV, 5, 3. Wint. IV, 3, 52 “(raisins o'the s.)” H4A II, 4, 135. H6A V, 4, 87. H6B II, 4, 39 (enjoy the s. == live). H6C II, 1, 35. R3 V, 3, 282. Tim. IV, 3, 69. Oth. II, 3, 382 etc. Without the article: “when s. doth melt their snow,” Lucr. 1218. “to --'s parching heat displayed my cheeks,” H6A I, 2, 77. “as s. and showers there had made a lasting spring,” H8 III, 1, 7. “ere the set of s.” Mcb. I, 1, 5. “never shall s. that morrow see,” I, 5, 62. “a huge eclipse of s. and moon,” Oth. V, 2, 100.
“The blessed s.” Shr. IV, 5, 17. Shr. IV, 5, 17 H4A I, 2, 10. II, 4, 449. “the cheerful s.” Tit. II, 3, 13; cf. Rom. I, 1, 140. the fair s. V[ecedil]n. Rom. I, 1, 140 Err. III, 2, 56. LLL IV, 3, 69. R2 IV, 35. R3 I, 2, 263. “the glorious s.” LLL I, 1, 84. Tw. IV, 3, 1. John III, 1, 77. H6B III, 1, 353. H6C II, 1, 22. H6C II, 1, 22 “the golden s.” LLL IV, 3, 26. H5 II, 4, 58. Tit. II, 1, 5. “the holy s.” Cymb. IV, 4, 41; cf. Rom. I, 1, 125. III, 2, 25. Lr. I, 1, 111. “the s. arises,” Ven. 856. Caes. II, 1, 106. “the s. rises,” Wint. IV, 4, 105. Troil. I, 2, 8. V, 10, 25. Tit. V, 2, 56. “the --'s uprise,” Tit. III, 1, 159. Ant. IV, 12, 18. “the s. sets,” Tp. III, 1, 22. Err. I, 2, 7. Shr. Ind. 2, 122. John V, 5, 1. R2 II, 1, 12. II, 4, 21. R3 II, 3, 34. H8 III, 2, 416. Troil. V, 8, 5. Tim. I, 2, 150 etc. “the sun hath made a golden set,” R3 V, 3, 19. “ere the set of s.” Mcb. I, 1, 5. five hundred courses of the s. (== years) Sonn. 59, 6. H8 II, 3, 6. Troil. IV, 1, 27. “by the fifth hour of the s.” Troil. II, 1, 134. “as many lies as may be hollaed from s. to s.” R2 IV, 55 (in the course of a day? According to commentators, == from sunrise till sunset. O. Edd. from sin to sin). one score (of miles) “'twixt s. and s.” Cymb. III, 2, 70. “show thy descent by gazing 'gainst the s.” H6C II, 1, 92. “could behold the s. with as firm eyes as he,” Cymb. I, 4, 12. “worse than the s. in March, this praise doth nourish agues,” H4A IV, 1, 111. all the infections that the s. sucks up from bogs etc. Tp. II, 2, 1. “some meteor that the s. exhales,” Rom. III, 5, 13 (cf. Exhale).
Emblem of supreme beauty: Lucr. 780. Most excellent things compared with it; as eyes: Ven. 198. Lucr. 1224. Sonn. 49, 6. persons: Sonn. 33, 14. H8 I, 1, 6. H8 I, 1, 6 Badge of the house of York: H6B IV, 1, 98. H6C II, 1, 40. R3 I, 1, 2.
2) a sunny place; sunshine: “tempest after s.” Ven. 800. “parch in Afric s.” Troil. I, 3, 370. in the s. (== where the rays of the sun fall): Meas. II, 2, 166. As II, 7, 15. Tw. II, 5, 20. Wint. I, 2, 67. R3 I, 1, 26. Troil. III, 3, 233. Hml. II, 2, 185. Used to express careless idleness: “who doth ambition shun and loves to live i'the sun,” As II, 5, 41. “the spinsters and the knitters in the s. do use to chant it,” Tw. II, 4, 45. “I had rather have one scratch my head i'the s. when the alarum were struck,” Cor. II, 2, 79. “thy dog that hath lain asleep in the s.” Rom. III, 1, 29. “how is it that the clouds still hang on you? Not so, my lord; I am too much i'the s.” Hml. I, 2, 67 (I am more careless and idle than I ought to be).* Proverb: “thou out of heaven's benediction comest to the warm s.” Lr. II, 2, 169 (== out of the frying-pan into the fire. cf. Benediction).
Plays on the words sun and son, see sub Son.
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