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Charm, subst., 1) magic power, means of a magic influence: “honest fear, bewitched with lust's foul c.” Lucr. 173. “who, with a c. joined to their suffered labour, I have left asleep,” Tp. I, 2, 231. Tp. I, 2, 231 III, 3, 88. IV, 95. V, 2. V, 2 V, 2 V, 2 Tp. Epil. V, 2 Wiv. II, 2, 107. Meas. IV, 1, 14. Ado II, 1, 187. III, 2, 72. Mids. II, 1, 183. R3 I, 3, 215. III, 4, 64. Cor. I, 5, 22. Mcb. I, 3, 37. V, 8, 13 etc. -- Charm and spell placed together as two different things: “she works by --s, by spells, by the figure,” Wiv. IV, 2, 185. “never harm, nor spell nor c.” Mids. II, 2, 17. “unchain your spirits now with spelling --s,” H6A V, 3, 31 (“charming spells,” V, 3, 2). “your vessels and your spells provide, your --s and every thing beside,” Mcb. III, 5, 19 (cf. spell).
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