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ADVERBS Happily; here; hitherto; home; how; howsoever

Happily, which now means "by good hap," was sometimes used for "haply," i.e. "by hap," just as "success" was sometimes "good," at other times "ill."

Hamlet. That great baby you see there is not yet out of his
swaddling clouts.
Ros. Happily he's the second time come to them.

“And these our ships, you happily may think,
Are like the Trojan horse (which) was stuffed within
With bloody veins.

“Though I may fcar
Her will recoiling to her better judgment
May fall to match you with her country forms,
And happily repent.

It means "gladly" in Macbeth, i. 3. 89.

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