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charm “her chattering tongue,” THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, iv. 2. 58 ; “charm thy riotous tongue,” 2 HENRY VI., iv. 1. 64 ; “charm your tongue,” 3 HENRY VI., v. 5. 31 ; OTHELLO, v. 2. 186; “charm my tongue,” OTHELLO, v. 2. 187. In this expression, as Malone observes, charm means“compel to be silent, as if by the power of enchantment.”

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