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COMPOUND WORDS. Adverbial compounds

Adverbial Compounds.

“Till Harry's back-return.

"Thy here-approach," Macb. iv. 3. 133, 148; "Our hence-going," Cymb. iii. 2. 65; "Here-hence," B. J. Poctast. v. 1; "So that men are punish'd for before-breach of the king's laws in now-the-king's-quarrel," Hen. V. iv. 1. 179, i.e. "the king's now (present) quarrel." This last extraordinary compound is a mere construction for the occasion, to correspond antithetically to "before-breach," but it well illustrates the Elizabethan licence.

“The steep-up heavenly hill.

“I must up-fill this osier cage of ours.


“With hair up-staring.

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