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LENGTHENING OF WORDS. Monosyllables, exclamations

Monosyllabic exclamations.

Ay.-- “Polon. Whérefore | should yóu | do thís? |
Reg. A'y, | my lórd?” Hamlet, ii. 1. 36.King. Wíll you | be rúled | by mé? |
Laert. A'y, | my lórd.” Ib. iv. 7. 60.A'y, | what élse? | And bút | I bé | decéiv'd.” T. of Sh. iv. 4. 2.Vol. That bróught | thee tó | this wórld. |
Vir. A'y, | and míne.” Coriol. v. 3. 125.Corn. I's he | pursú | ed (474)?
Glou. A' | y, mý | good lórd.” Lear, ii. 1. 111.

Nay.-- “What sáys | he? Ná | y, nó | thing; áll | is sáid.” Rich. II. ii. 1. 148.Cor. How, trái | tor!
Com. Ná | y, tém | p(e)ratelý; | your prómise.” Coriol. iii. 3. 67.

Stay.-- “Stáy, | the kíng | hath thrówn | his wárd | er dówn.” Ib. i. 3. 118.

Yea.-- “Yéa, | my lórd. | How bróoks | your gráce | the aír?” Ib. iii. 2. 2.

Hail.-- “'Gaínst mý | captív | itý. | Háil, | brave fríend.” Macbeth, i. 2. 5.

O.-- “Cass. O<01>, | 'tis trúe. |
Hect. Ho! bíd | my trúm | pet sóund.” Tr. and Cr. v. 3. 13.Cleo. O<01>, | 'tis tréa | son.
Charm. Mádam, | I trúst | not só.” A. and C. i. 5. 7. “To híde | the sláin. | O<01>, | from thís | time fórth.” Hamlet, iv. 4. 65.Mir. O<01>, | good sír, | I dó. |
Prosp. I práy | thee, márk me.” Tempest, i. 2. 80. Perhaps “Pol. The dévil | himsélf. |
King. O<01>, | 'tis (it ís) | too trûe.” Ib. iii. 1. 49. “Sélf a | gainst sélf. | O<01>, | prepós | teróus.” Rich. III. ii. 4. 63. “Their cléa | rer réa | son. O<01>, | 'góod | Gonzálo.” Temp. v. 1. 68. I have not found "reason" a trisyllable in Shakespeare. “O<01>, | my fóllies! | Then E'd | gar wás | abúsed.” Lear, iii. 7. 91.O<01>, | the díff | erénce | of mán | and mán.” Ib. iv. 2. 26. ? “The héart | of wó | man ís. | O<01>, | (453) Brútus.” J. C. ii. 4. 40. “Struck Cæ' | sar ón | the néck. | O<01>, | you flátterers.” Ib. v. 1. 44.

Soft.-- “But só | ft/ cóm | paný | is cóm | ing hére.” T. of Sh. iv. 5. 26.

Come.-- “Cóme, | good féll | ow, pút | mine ír | on ón.” A. and C. iv. 4. 3.

What.-- “Whére be | these knáves? | Whát, | no mán | at dóor!” T. of Sh. iv. 1. 125.Whát, | unjúst! | Bé not | so hót; | the dúke.” M. for M. v. 1. 315.

Well.-- “Wéll, | gíve her | that ríng, | and thére | withál.” T. G. of V. iv. 4. 89.Gon. Rémem | ber whát | I téll | you.
Osw. Wé | ll, mádam.” Lear, i. 3. 21.

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