hap (n.) Old form(s): happe, happes
fortune, lot, fate
1H6 I.vi.10[Charles to all] More blessed hap did ne'er befall our state
2H6 III.i.314[Cardinal to York] To Ireland will you ... try your hap against the Irishmen
3H6 II.iii.8[Warwick to Edward] What hap? What hope of good?
CE I.i.39[Egeon to Duke, of his wife] happy but for me, / And by me, had not our hap been bad
Ham IV.iii.70[Claudius alone, as if to the King of England] Howe'er my haps, my joys were ne'er begun [i.e. whatever my fortunes]
Luc.42[of Tarquin] envy ... that meaner men should vaunt / That golden hap which their superiors want
R2 I.i.23[Mowbray to King Richard] Each day still better other's happiness / ... envying earth's good hap
R3 I.ii.17[Anne to dead Henry VI, of Richard] More direful hap betide that hated wretch
R3 I.iii.83[Queen Elizabeth to Richard] By Him that raised me to this careful height / From that contented hap which I enjoyed
RJ II.ii.193[Romeo alone, of the Friar] His help to crave and my dear hap to tell
TG I.i.15[Proteus to Valentine] When thou dost meet good hap
TS I.ii.266[Tranio as Lucentio to Petruchio, of Bianca] whose hap shall be to have her
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