virtue (n.) 1
quality, accomplishment, ability
1H6 I.i.9 [Gloucester to all, of Henry V] Virtue he had, deserving to command
AW I.i.60 [Countess to Bertram] Thy blood and virtue / Contend for empire in thee [i.e. inherited and learned abilities]
Cor I.i.172 [Martius to Citizens] Your virtue is / To make him worthy whose offence subdues him
Ham I.iv.33 [Hamlet to Horatio] these men, / Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect ... / His virtues else, be they as pure as grace ... / Shall in the general censure take corruption / From that particular fault
MND II.i.220 [Helena to Demetrius] Your virtue is my privilege
MND III.i.133 [Titania to Bottom] thy fair virtue's force perforce doth move me ... to say, to swear, I love thee
Per II.i.146 [Pericles to Fishermen] I'll show the virtue I have borne in arms
R3 IV.iv.370 [Queen Elizabeth to King Richard] Thy Garter, blemished, pawned his knightly virtue
Tit I.i.14 [Bassianus to his followers] The Imperial seat, to virtue consecrate [or: valour]
TNK II.iv.23 [Pirithous to all, of Arcite] Mark how his virtue ... / Breaks through his baser garments
TNK V.ii.53 [Gaoler to Gaoler's Daughter, of her horse] Having these virtues, / I think he might be brought to play at tennis

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