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We (obj. case us; often apostrophized: “let's assist them,” Tp. I, 1, 57. Tp. I, 1, 57 II, 1, 323. III, 2, 157. Gent. I, 2, 88. LLL I, 1, 123. Merch. II, 7, 36. Lr. I, 2, 45 etc. “speed's” Ado V, 3, 32. “cram's, make's,” Wint. I, 2, 91. “ride's,” Wint. I, 2, 91 “give's” Ant. II, 7, 134. “laugh at's,” Ant. III, 13, 114. “between's,” Wint. I, 2, 18. V, 3, 138. Ant. III, 4, 25. “from's,” Cymb. III, 1, 15. “to's,” LLL II, 25. Wint. IV, 4, 65. Ant. IV, 9, 5. “upon's,” Tp. I, 2, 137. II, 2, 60. Cymb. III, 1, 52. “with's,” Ant. III, 1, 36 etc.), personal pronoun, plural of “I:” Ven. 125. Ven. 125 Ven. 125 Ven. 125 Lucr. 144. Lucr. 144 Lucr. 144 153 etc. “us:” Ven. 421. Ven. 421 Lucr. 151. 1840 etc. We for us: “to poor we thine enmity's most capital,” Cor. V, 3, 103. “let no man abide this deed, but we the doers,” Caes. III, 1, 95. “making night hideous, and we fools of nature so horridly to shake our disposition,” Hml. I, 4, 54. “hath more ministers than we that draw his knives i'the war,” Cymb. V, 3, 72. Us for we: “shall's attend you there?” Wint. I, 2, 178. “shall's to the Capitol?” Cor. IV, 6, 148. “how shall's get it?” Tim. IV, 3, 408. “where shall's lay him?” Cymb. IV, 2, 233. “for this from stiller seats we came, our parents and us twain,” V, 4, 70. “shall's have a play of this?” V, 5, 228. “shall's go hear the vestals sing?” Per. IV, 5, 7.
We for I in the royal style: Meas. V, 2. Meas. V, 2 Meas. V, 2 All's III, 1, 7. R3 IV, 4, 472. Ant. II, 7, 134 etc. I and we alternately: “I am about to weep, but thinking that we are a queen, . . . my drops of tears I'll turn to sparks of fire,” H8 II, 4, 71. “a charge we bear i'the war, and as the president of my kingdom will appear there for a man,” Ant. III, 7, 17. “my peace we will begin,” Cymb. V, 5, 459. Sometimes used for I by inferior persons, f. i. All's III, 3, 5; especially in the phrase let us see == let me see, f. i. Gent. I, 2, 88. Merch. II, 7, 36. Lr. I, 2, 45. IV, 6, 263.
The subjunctive of the present, followed by we, expressing an invitation, == let us: “then go we near her, that her ear lose nothing,” Ado III, 1, 32 (== let us go). LLL I, 1, 308. “trip we after the night's shade,” Mids. IV, 1, 101. “do we so,” Merch. II, 8, 53. “but go we in . . . and ceremoniously let us prepare some welcome,” V, 36. “and to cut off all strife, here sit we down,” Shr. III, 1, 21. “let me embrace with old Vincentio, and wander we to see thy honest son,” IV, 5, 69. John II, 559. R2 I, 2, 6. H4B V, 2, 134. H5 I, 1, 95. IV, 8, 118. V, 2, 398. H6A II, 1, 13. III, 2, 102. III, 3, 68. H6B I, 1, 199. II, 2, 59. II, 2, 59 II, 4, 106. III, 1, 322. H6C II, 3, 56. II, 6, 31. III, 1, 8. III, 2, 121. V, 1, 62. R3 II, 2, 141. Troil. IV, 5, 272. V, 3, 10. Tit. IV, 2, 132. Mcb. II, 2, 66. IV, 1, 127. Hml. I, 1, 33. Hml. I, 1, 33 IV, 5, 106 etc. We omitted: “whether we shall meet again I know not; therefore our everlasting farewell take,” Caes. V, 1, 116.
Us for ourselves, reflectively: “we'll rest us,” Mids. II, 2, 37. “we will . . . disguise us,” Merch. II, 4, 2. “we could at once put us in readiness,” Shr. I, 1, 43. “we, poising us in her defective scale,” All's II, 3, 161. “it is most meet we arm us 'gainst the foe,” H5 II, 4, 15. “let's get us from the walls,” H6A III, 2, 71. “we will repose us here,” H6B II, 1, 200. “to secure us by what we can,” V, 2, 76. “will cast us down,” Tit. V, 3, 132. “we will divest us,” Lr. I, 1, 50. “we'll there secure us,” Cymb. IV, 4, 8 etc. As dative: “shall we go and kill us venison?” As II, 1, 21. “we make us comforts of our losses,” All's IV, 3, 77. “let's make us medicines of our great revenge,” Mcb. IV, 3, 214 (cf. the dat. commodi: “we have not spoke us yet of torch-bearers,” Merch. II, 4, 5. “she looks us like a thing more made of malice than of duty,” Cymb. III, 5, 32).
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