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fall to let fall: “To fall it on Gonzalo,” THE TEMPEST, ii. 1. 287 ; “Than fall, and bruise to death,” MEASURE FOR MEASURE, ii. 1. 6 ; “as easy mayst thou fall A drop of water,” THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, ii. 2. 124 ; “her mantle she did fall,” A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM, v. 1. 141 ; “Fall parti-colour'd lambs,” THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, i. 3. 83 ; “Here did she fall a tear,” RICHARD II., iii. 4. 104 ; “make him fall His crest,” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, i. 3. 379 ; “They fall their crests,” JULIUS CAESAR, iv. 2. 26 ; “Fall not a tear,” ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, iii. 11. 69 ; “Her twinning cherries shall their sweetness fall,” THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, i. 1. 178 ; “falling A lip of much contempt,” THE WINTER'S TALE, i. 2. 372 ; “Falls not the axe,” AS YOU LIKE IT, iii. 5. 5 ; “Each drop she falls,” OTHELLO, iv. 1. 242 ; “For every tear he falls,” THE RAPE OF LUCRECE, 1551. (Yet Mr. Craik, in a note on“They fall their crests— Julius Cæsar,” iv. 2. 26—most unaccountably says “This use of fall, as an active [sic] verb, is not common in Shakespeare.”)

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    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 3.11
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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