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Pageant, subst. show, spectacle, especially a theatrical exhibition: “this insubstantial p.” Tp. IV, 155. “when our --s of delight were played,” Gent. IV, 4, 164. “or show, or p., or antique, or firework,” LLL V, 1, 118. “shall we their fond p. see?” Mids. III, 2, 114. “as it were, the --s of the sea,” Merch. I, 1, 11. “this wide and universal theatre presents more woeful --s,” As II, 7, 138. “if you will see a p. truly played,” III, 4, 55. “a woeful p. have we here beheld,” R2 IV, 321. “to play my part in Fortune's p.” H6B I, 2, 67. “the flattering index of a direful p.” R3 IV, 4, 85. “shows, --s and sights of honour,” H8 IV, 1, 11. “in all Cupid's p. there is presented no monster,” Troil. III, 2, 81. “I will put on his presence . . . you shall see the p. of Ajax,” III, 3, 273 (i. e. Ajax mimicked). “'tis a p., to keep us in false gaze,” Oth. I, 3, 18. “they are black vesper's --s,” Ant. IV, 14, 8.
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