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Upon, prepos. denoting contact with the surface of a thing: “I will trip u. the green,” Ven. 146. “his mane u. his compassed crest now stand on end,” Ven. 146 “lawn being spread u. the blushing rose,” Ven. 146 “whose blood u. the fresh flowers being shed,” Ven. 146 “poor Wat, far off u. a hill,” Ven. 146 “u. the Mediterranean flote,” Tp. I, 2, 234. “if you remain u. this island,” Tp. I, 2, 234 hast put thyself u. this island as a spy, 455; cf. III, 2, 6. “this music crept by me u. the waters,” I, 2, 391.* “sees a crown dropping u. thy head,” II, 1, 209. “the earth he lies u.” II, 1, 209 “wrecked u. this shore,” V, 137. “u. the altar of her beauty,” Gent. III, 2, 73. “each mortal thing u. the dull earth dwelling,” IV, 2, 52. “u. whose grave thou vowedst pure chastity,” IV, 3, 21. “u. his place governs Lord Angelo,” Meas. I, 4, 55 (i. e. sitting in his chair). “I'll meet with you u. the mart,” Err. I, 2, 27. “the penalty which here appeareth due u. the bond,” Merch. IV, 1, 249. “carved u. these trees,” As III, 2, 182. “appeared u. the coast,” Wint. IV, 4, 280. “to die, u. the bed my father died,” Wint. IV, 4, 280 “when I strike my foot u. the bosom of the ground,” John IV, 1, 3. “sets his foot u. her back,” H6C II, 2, 16. “rages u. our territories,” Cor. IV, 6, 77. “so shall no foot u. the churchyard tread,” Rom. V, 3, 5. our foot u. the hills . . . shall “stay with us,” Ant. IV, 10, 5. “rest u. your banks of flowers,” Cymb. V, 4, 98 etc. etc. Transposed: “the cold ground u.” Alls III, 4, 6. -- Hence used to express multiplicity (of things heaped one over another): “jest u. jest,” Ado II, 1, 252. “thou loss u. loss,” Merch. III, 1, 96.
Applied to articles of dress covering the body or part of it, and to what is like them; f. i. “how well my garments sit u. me,” Tp. II, 1, 272. “let me feel thy cloak u. me,” Gent. III, 1, 136. “thrust u. contrary feet,” John IV, 2, 198. “new honours come u. him like our strange garments,” Mcb. I, 3, 144. “with that suit u. my back,” Cymb. III, 5, 141. “to set a gloss u. his bold intent,” H6A IV, 1, 103. Likewise to any thing borne about one; f. i. “we have found u. him a strange picklock,” Meas. III, 2, 18. “she hath the stones u. her and the ducats,” Merch. II, 8, 22. “with instruments u. them,” Rom. V, 3, 200. And to any external mark or peculiarity seen in a person or thing: “the tender spring u. thy tempting lip,” Ven. 127. “he hath no drowning mark u. him,” Tp. I, 1, 31. “the white cold virgin snow u. my heart,” IV, 55. “there is none of my uncle's marks u. you,” As III, 2, 387. “hadst thou not the privilege of antiquity u. thee,” All's II, 3, 221. “I have some wounds u. me,” Cor. I, 9, 28. II, 1, 170. “'tis a sore u. us,” III, 1, 235. “can show for Rome her enemies' marks u. me,” III, 3, 111. “as u. thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine,” Mcb. III, 1, 7. “these evils thou repeatest u. thyself,” IV, 3, 112. “the gashes do better u. them,” V, 8, 3. “since I saw you last, there is a change u. you,” Ant. II, 6, 54. “he wears the rose of youth u. him,” III, 13, 21. “you do remember this stain u. her?” Cymb. II, 4, 139 etc.
Placed before that by which a thing is borne or supported; f. i. “leaves Love u. her back.” Ven. 814. “to run u. the sharp wind of the north,” Tp. I, 2, 254. “ride u. their backs,” II, 1, 115. “I escaped u. a butt of sack,” II, 2, 126. “u. her knees,” Gent. III, 1, 226. “what passion hangs these weights u. my tongue?” As I, 2, 269. “u. the foot of fear,” H4A V, 5, 20. “u. the foot of motion,” Mcb. II, 3, 131. “u. the next tree shalt thou hang,” V, 5, 39. Similarly: “hang u. his gown,” Meas. II, 2, 44. “hangs and lolls and weeps u. me,” Oth. IV, 1, 143. Hence, metaphorically, denoting charge, dependence, reliance: “the government I cast u. my brother,” Tp. I, 2, 75. “the present business which now's u. us,” Tp. I, 2, 75 “a torment to lay u. the damned,” Tp. I, 2, 75 “one that takes u. him to be a dog indeed,” Gent. IV, 4, 13. “wishing a more strict restraint u. the sisterhood,” Meas. I, 4, 5. “accusations . . . more strong than are u. you yet,” Cor. III, 2, 141. “thou hast years u. thee,” IV, 1, 45. what (cannot we) “put u. his spongy officers,” Mcb. I, 7, 70. “I will lay trust u. thee,” Lr. III, 5, 25. “his death's u. him, but not dead,” Ant. IV, 15, 7. “my zenith doth depend u. a most auspicious star,” Tp. I, 2, 181. “much u. this riddle runs the wisdom of the world,” Meas. III, 2, 242. “much u. this it is,” LLL V, 2, 472. “nor is my whole estate u. the fortune of this present year,” Merch. I, 1, 44. “it stood u. the choice of friends,” Mids. I, 1, 139. “it stands your grace u. to do him right,” R2 II, 3, 138; cf. R3 IV, 2, 59; Hml. V, 2, 63; Ant. II, 1, 50 (see Stand). “u. such terms,” H4A V, 1, 10. “u. all hazards,” John V, 6, 7. “u. condition I may quietly enjoy mine own,” H6A V, 3, 153. V, 4, 129 etc. “you stand u. your honour,” Wiv. II, 2, 20. “rely u. it till my tale be heard,” Meas. V, 370. “I have it u. his own report,” Wint. IV, 4, 170. “we may boldly spend u. the hope of what is to come in,” H4A IV, 1, 54; cf. Caes. III, 1, 221. “upon the witness of,” Hml. I, 2, 194. “stand u. security,” H4B I, 2, 42; cf. Err. IV, 1, 68; Cor. 1, 9, 39, and see Stand. In asseverations and obsecrations: “u. mine honour,” Tp. II, 1, 317. Gent. III, 1, 48. Meas. V, 524. “u. my faith and honour,” Meas. V, 524 “u. my life,” Wiv. V, 5, 200. Err. I, 2, 95. V, 180. Shr. III, 2, 22. Hml. I, 1, 170. “u. my blessing, I command thee go,” H6A IV, 5, 36. “u. my reputation,” Alls IV, 3, 153. “u. the love you bear me, get you in,” Troil. V, 3, 78. Cymb. III, 2, 12. “u. my soul, a lie,” Oth. V, 2, 181. “I'll swear u. that bottle,” Tp. II, 2, 130. “thou didst swear to me u. a parcel-gilt goblet,” H4B II, 1, 94. “my soul u. the forfeit,” Merch. V, 252. “my life u. it,” Tw. II, 4, 23. “my life u. her faith,” Oth. I, 3, 295 etc.
Used, in consequence, to express the ground or occasion of any thing done: “u. this promise did he raise his chin,” Ven. 85. “thy great gift, u. misprision growing,” Sonn. 87, 11. “I must pile them up u. a sore injunction,” Tp. III, 1, 11. “this pride of hers, u. advice, hath drawn my love from her,” Gent. III, 1, 73. “will you u. good dowry marry her?” Wiv. I, 1, 246. “I will do a greater thing than that u. your request,” Wiv. I, 1, 246 “heaven may decrease it u. better acquaintance,” Wiv. I, 1, 246 “u. a true contract I got possession,” Meas. I, 2, 149. “let me not find you before me again u. any complaint,” II, 1, 260. “if any thing fall to you u. this,” IV, 2, 190. “condemned u. the act of fornication,” V, 70. “u. what bargain do you give it me?” Err. II, 2, 25. “u. what cause?” V, 123. “if he do not dote on her u. this,” Ado II, 3, 219. “she died u. his words,” IV, 1, 225. IV, 2, 56. “and u. the grief of this suddenly died,” IV, 2, 56 “the lady is dead u. mine and my master's false accusation,” V, 1, 249. “fled he is u. this villany,” V, 1, 249 “accused her u. the error that you heard debated,” V, 4, 3. “I yield u. great persuasion,” V, 4, 3 “make such wanton gambols with the wind u. supposed fairness,” Merch. III, 2, 94. “u. my power I may dismiss this court,” IV, 1, 104. “that u. knowledge of my parentage I may have welcome,” Shr. II, 96. “I am yours u. your will to suffer,” Alls IV, 4, 30. “kings break faith u. commodity,” John II, 597. “it frowns more u. humour than advised respect,” IV, 2, 214. “blew this tempest up u. your stubborn usage of the pope,” V, 1, 18. “thy son is banished u. good advice,” R2 I, 3, 233. “u. compulsion,” H4A II, 4, 261. “you ran away u. instinct,” H4A II, 4, 261 “the thing that's heavy in itself, u. enforcement flies with greatest speed,” H4B I, 1, 120. “to love their present pains u. example,” H5 IV, 1, 19. “u. my death the French can little boast,” H6A IV, 5, 24. “I am come hither u. my man's instigation,” H6B II, 3, 88. “u. what cause?” R3 I, 1, 46. “u. the like devotion,” R3 IV, 1, 9. “condemned u. it,” H8 II, 1, 8. “nor ever more u. this business my appearance make,” II, 4, 132. “a good quarrel to draw emulous factions and bleed to death u.” Troil. II, 3, 80. “they u. their ancient malice will forget . . . these his new honours,” Cor. II, 1, 244. “this is no time to lend money, especially u. bare friendship,” Tim. III, 1, 45. u. what sickness (dead)? Caes. IV, 3, 152. “to strike at me u. his misconstruction,” Lr. II, 2, 124. “to do u. respect such violent outrage,” II, 4, 24. “u. malicious bravery doest thou come,” Oth. I, 1, 100. “such as have not thrived u. the present state,” Ant. I, 3, 52. “u. my mended judgement . . . my quarrel was not altogether slight,” Cymb. I, 4, 49. Passages leading over to the temporal use: “u. their sight we two will fly,” Wiv. IV, 4, 54. “to render it u. his death,” Merch. IV, 1, 384. “what may chance or breed u. our absence,” Wint. I, 2, 12. “lo, u. thy wish, our messenger is arrived,” John II, 50. “he comes u. a wish,” Caes. III, 2, 271. Lord Cloten, u. “my lady's missing, came to me,” Cymb. V, 5, 275. “stole these children u. my banishment,” Cymb. V, 5, 275
The idea of collateral position originating in that of contiguity: “u. thy side against myself I'll fight,” Sonn. 88, 3. “u. the left hand of the even field,” Caes. V, 1, 17 etc. Hence the following expressions: “till she had kindled all the world u. the right and party of her son,” John I, 34. whose (my hand's) “protection is most divinely vowed u. the right of him it holds,” II, 237. “u. his aid to wake Northumberland,” Mcb. III, 6, 30.
Denoting the direction given to an action: “there is no day for me to look u.” Gent. III, 1, 181. III, 2, 21 (cf. Gaze, Look etc.). “you have too much respect u. the world,” Merch. I, 1, 74. “turn the office of their view u. a tawny front,” Ant. I, 1, 6. “to turn thy hated back u. our kingdom,” Lr. I, 1, 179. “till sable night . . . u. the world dim darkness doth display,” Lucr. 118 (as it were, in the face of the world). “u. a homely object love can wink,” Gent. II, 4, 98. Similarly: to shut the door u. a person, which may be either == to shut out (Err. IV, 4, 66. V, 204. Merch. I, 2, 147. H8 II, 4, 43) or to shut in (As IV, 1, 163. Hml. III, 1, 135. cf. “you shall not now be stolen, you have locks u. you,” Cymb. V, 4, 1).
Expressing motion towards an object, either in a hostile sense, as of something coming down in a threatening manner and without having been sufficiently guarded against: “he ran u. the boar,” Ven. 1112. “shall I come u. thee with an old saying,” LLL IV, 1, 121. “u. them, lords!” IV, 3, 367; cf. R3 V, 3, 351. “to rush u. your peace,” John II, 221. “a hundred u. poor four of us,” H4A II, 4, 180. “the Scot who will make road u. us,” H5 I, 2, 138. “thus comes the English with full power u. us,” II, 4, 1. “they will not come u. us now,” III, 6, 177. “go down u. him,” III, 5, 53. “the last hour of my long weary life is come u. me,” H8 II, 1, 133. “we turn not back the silks u. the merchant,” Troil. II, 2, 69. “hope to come u. them in the heat of their division,” Cor. IV, 3, 18. “swoon for what's to come u. thee,” V, 2, 73. “fear comes u. me,” Rom. V, 3, 135. “press not so u. me,” Caes. III, 2, 171. “come down u. us with a mighty power,” IV, 3, 169. “it comes u. me,” IV, 3, 169 “if you make your voyage u. her,” Cymb. I, 4, 170 etc. Or implying the notion of imperceptibleness: “now stole u. the time the dead of night,” Lucr. 162. “I have an exposition of sleep come u. me,” Mids. IV, 1, 44 (Bottom's speech). “the morning comes u. us,” Caes. II, 1, 221. “the deep of night is crept u. our talk,” IV, 3, 226. cf. “the eye of reason may pry in u. us,” H4A IV, 1, 72.
Hence used to express an advantage gained over another: “begin you to grow u. me?” As I, 1, 91. “I never had triumphed u. a Scot,” H4A V, 3, 15. “sickness growing u. our soldiers,” H5 III, 3, 56. “the rabble . . . will in time win u. power,” Cor. I, 1, 224. “this sorrow . . . would usurp u. my watery eyes,” Tit. III, 1, 269. “you'll win two days u. me,” Ant. II, 4, 9. “have got u. me a nobleness in record,” IV, 14, 98. “people such that mend u. the world,” Cymb. II, 4, 26.
Placed before the person or thing aimed at or suffering in an action: “this desire might have excuse to work u. his wife,” Lucr. 235. “got by the devil himself u. thy wicked dam,” Tp. I, 2, 320. “the air breathes u. us here most sweetly,” II, 1, 46. “for every trifle are they set u. me,” II, 2, 8. “do you put tricks u. us?” II, 2, 8 “now Prosper works u. thee,” II, 2, 8 “to have done some wanton charm u. this man and maid,” IV, 95. “that you might kill your stomach on your meat, and not u. your maid,” Gent. I, 2, 69. “huddling jest upon jest u. me,” Ado II, 1, 253. “I beg the law u. his head,” Mids. IV, 1, 160. “scolding would do little good u. him,” Shr. I, 2, 110. “to break a jest u. the company,” IV, 5, 73. “to breathe themselves u. thee,” All's II, 3, 272. “you drew your sword u. me,” Tw. V, 191. “sets spies u. us,” Wint. V, 1, 203. “done a rape u. the maiden virtue of the crown,” John II, 98. “make work u. ourselves,” John II, 98 “denouncing vengeance u. John,” III, 4, 159. “will maintain u. his bad life to make all this good,” R2 I, 1, 99. “thou hast done much harm u. me,” H4A I, 2, 103 (reading of Q1; the rest of O. Edd. unto). “one that no persuasion can do good u.” III, 1, 200. “thy cruelty in execution u. offenders,” H6B I, 3, 136. “didst unworthy slaughter u. others,” R3 I, 2, 88. “they that I would have thee deal u.” IV, 2, 75. “I will beget mine issue u. your daughter,” IV, 4, 298. “the part my father meant to act u. the usurper Richard,” H8 I, 2, 195. “and with his deed did crown his word u. you,” III, 2, 156. “try u. yourselves what you have seen me,” Cor. III, 1, 225. “my sinews shall be stretched u. him,” V, 6, 45. “that my sword u. thee shall approve,” Tit. II, 1, 35. “we are too bold u. your rest,” Caes. II, 1, 86. “what cannot you and I perform u. the unguarded Duncan,” Mcb. I, 7, 69. “I must draw my sword u. you,” Lr. II, 1, 31. “I have o'erheard a plot of death u. him,” III, 6, 96. “the goodness I intend u. you,” V, 1, 7. “I follow him to serve my turn u. him,” Oth. I, 1, 42. “'tis a monster begot u. itself,” III, 4, 162. “there is mettle in death, which commits some loving act u. her,” Ant. I, 2, 148. “demuring u. me,” IV, 15, 29. “our care and pity is so much u. you,” V, 2, 188. “to be revenged u. her,” Cymb. III, 5, 79. “they will but please themselves u. her,” Per. IV, 1, 101 etc. (cf. such imprecations and good wishes as: “a playue u. this howling,” Tp. I, 1, 39. “out u. thee,” Err. III, 1, 77. “thyself u. thyself,” Troil. II, 3, 30. “mercy u. us,” Tp. III, 2, 141. “hourly joys be still u. you,” IV, 108. “a good wish u. you,” As I, 3, 24. R3 I, 3, 218. Lr. II, 4, 171. Oth. I, 2, 35. Per. III, 3, 5 etc.). Particularly placed after verbs implying the idea of feeding and consuming: “u. the earth's increase why shouldst thou feed,” Ven. 169. “lives u. his gains,” Sonn. 67, 12. “live thou u. thy servant's loss,” 146, 9. “dine, sup and sleep u. the very naked name of love,” Gent. II, 4, 141. “I have fed u. this woe already,” III, 1, 219. “feast u. her eyes,” Meas. II, 2, 179. “that I'll live u.” As III, 5, 104. “to feast u. whole thousands of the French,” John V, 2, 178. “preys u. itself,” R2 II, 1, 39. “live u. the vapour of a dungeon,” Oth. III, 3, 271. “he is vaulting variable ramps . . . u. your purse,” Cymb. I, 6, 135 (== at your expense) etc. Similarly after some expressions of amorous affection, f. i. “thou seest me dote u. my love,” Gent. II, 4, 173 (cf. Dote). “more fond on her than she u. her love,” Mids. II, 1, 266 etc. Thus even: can thy right “hand seize love u. thy left?” Ven. 158. “my birth-place hate I, and my love's u. this enemy town,” Cor. IV, 4, 23.
Direction and tendency implied also in the phrase “to call u. a person:” Sonn. 79, 1. Meas. IV, 1, 36 etc. (cf. Call). cf. “cried in fainting u. Rosalind,” As IV, 3, 150. H5 IV, 1, 145 (cf. Cry) etc. No less in the following expressions: “have some malignant power u. my life,” Gent. III, 1, 238. “I have no power u. you,” Ant. I, 3, 23. “let your highness command u. me,” Mcb. III, 1, 16.
Denoting a design or business in which a person is employed: “u. some book I love I'll pray for thee,” Gent. I, 1, 20. “when 'tis u. ill employment,” Wiv. V, 5, 135. “set forth u. his Irish expedition,” H4A I, 3, 150. “in what fashion . . . he goes u. this action,” Cor. I, 1, 283. “we are convented u. a pleasing treaty,” II, 2, 59. “are summoned to meet anon u. your approbation,” II, 3, 152. “I have myself resolved u. a course which has no need of you,” Ant. III, 11, 9. “that they will waste their time u. our note,” Cymb. IV, 4, 20 etc. Hence the expressions: “'tis best we stand u. our guard,” Tp. II, 1, 321. “work for bread u. Athenian stalls,” Mids. III, 2, 10. “will stay u. your leisure,” All's III, 5, 48. “thine eye hath stayed u. some favour,” Tw. II, 4, 24. “it waits u. some god o' the island,” Tp. I, 2, 388. “shall wait u. your father's funeral,” John V, 7, 98. “what danger dwells u. my suit?” Ven. 206 (cf. the resp. articles). For the same reason after expressions of thought or speech: “love can comment u. every woe,” Ven. 714. “think u. my grief,” Gent. IV, 3, 28. “I have ta'en a due and wary note u. it,” Meas. IV, 1, 38. “do prophesy u. it dangerously,” John IV, 2, 186. “examine me u. the particulars of my life,” H4A II, 4, 414. “I'll make my heaven to dream u. the crown,” H6C III, 2, 168. “think u. what hath chanced,” Mcb. I, 3, 153. “some words u. that business,” II, 1, 23. “my first false speaking was this u. myself,” IV, 3, 131 etc.
Singular use: “I judge their number u. or near the rate of thirty thousand,” H4B IV, 1, 22 (== at). it was u. this fashion bequeathed me etc. As I, 1, 1. “this shepherd's passion is much u. my fashion,” II, 4, 62 (cf. Euphues' Golden Legacy, ed. Collier, p. 64: he returned them a salute on this manner. Greene's Pandosto, p. 36: began to parley with her on this manner). “to die u. the hand I loved so well,” Mids. II, 1, 244 (cf. on in Gent. II, 4, 113. Mids. II, 2, 107. Caes. V, 1, 58).
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