glass (n.) Old form(s): glas, glasse
mirror, looking-glass
2H4 II.iii.21[Lady Percy to Northumberland, of Hotspur] He was indeed the glass / Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves
2H4 II.iii.31[Lady Percy to Northumberland, of Hotspur] He was the mark and glass, copy and book, / That fashioned others
2H6 V.i.142[York to Clifford, of being called a traitor] Look in a glass and call thy image so
AYL III.v.54[Rosalind as Ganymede to Silvius, of Phebe] 'Tis not her glass but you that flatters her
CE V.i.418[Dromio of Ephesus to Dromio of Syracuse] Methinks you are my glass, and not my brother
Cym I.i.49[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman, of Posthumus] A sample to the youngest, to th'more mature / A glass that feated them
Cym IV.i.8[Cloten alone] it is not vain-glory for a man and his glass to confer in his own chamber
E3 II.i.116[King Edward to Lodowick, of the Countess] Her hair ... / Like to a flattering glass, doth make more fair / The yellow amber
H5 V.ii.147[King Henry to Katherine, of himself] that never looks in his glass for love of anything he sees there
Ham III.i.154[Ophelia to herself, of Hamlet] The glass of fashion and the mould of form
Ham III.iv.20[Hamlet to Gertrude] You go not till I set you up a glass / Where you may see the inmost part of you
JC I.ii.68[Cassius to Brutus] I, your glass, / Will modestly discover to yourself / That of yourself which you yet know not of
JC II.i.205[Decius to all, of Caesar] he loves to hear / That unicorns may be betrayed with trees, / And bears with glasses
KL III.ii.36[Fool to all] For there was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass
LLL IV.i.18[Princess to Forester] Here, good my glass, take this for telling true
LLL IV.iii.37[King reading from a letter] thou will keep / My tears for glasses
Luc.1526[] little stars shot from their fixed places, / When their glass fell, wherein they viewed their faces
Luc.1758[Lucretius to dead Lucrece] Poor broken glass, I often did behold / In thy sweet semblance my old age new-born
Luc.615[] princes are the glass, the school, the book, / Where subjects' eyes do learn, do read, do look
Luc.619[Lucrece to Tarquin] Wilt thou be glass wherein it shall discern / Authority for sin
MM II.iv.125[Isabella to Angelo, of women being frail] as the glasses where they view themselves
MND I.i.210[Lysander to Hermia] Phoebe doth behold / Her silver visage in the watery glass
MND II.ii.104[Helena to herself] What wicked and dissembling glass of mine / Made me compare with Hermia's sphery eyne?
Per I.i.77[Pericles to himself, as if to Antiochus' daughter] Fair glass of light
Per I.iv.27[Cleon to Dionyza, of their citizens] Whose men and dames so jetted and adorned, / Like one another's glass to trim them by
PP.13.5[of beauty] A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, / Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour
R2 I.iii.208[King Richard to John of Gaunt] even in the glasses of thine eyes / I see thy grieved heart
R2 IV.i.268[Northumberland to Richard] Read o'er this paper while the glass doth come
R3 I.ii.262[Richard alone] Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass, / That I may see my shadow as I pass
R3 II.ii.53[Duchess of York to Queen Elizabeth, of Richard] I for comfort have but one false glass / That grieves me when I see my shame in him
Sonn.103.14[] more, much more than in my verse can sit, / Your own glass shows you, when you look in it
Sonn.103.6[] Look in your glass, and there appears a face
Sonn.22.1[] My glass shall not persuade me I am old
Sonn.3.1[] Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest / Now is the time that face should form another
Sonn.3.9[] Thou art thy mother's glass
Sonn.62.9[] when my glass shows me myself indeed
Sonn.77.1[] Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear
TC I.ii.285[Cressida alone] more in Troilus thousandfold I see / Than in the glass of Pandar's praise may be
TC II.iii.154[Agamemnon to Ajax] Pride is his own glass
TC III.iii.47[Ulysses to all] pride hath no other glass / To show itself but pride
Tem III.i.50[Miranda to Ferdinand] I ... no woman's face remember, / Save, from my glass, mine own
TN III.iv.371[Viola as Cesario alone] I my brother know / Yet living in my glass [i.e. is my image]
TN V.i.262[Orsino to all, of seeing Viola and Sebastian] If this be so, as yet the glass seems true [i.e. the reflection is real]
TNK I.i.90[Second Queen to Hippolyta] dear glass of ladies
TNK I.ii.55[Palamon to Arcite, of his chin] 'tis not scissored just / To such a favourite's glass
TNK III.i.70[Arcite to Palamon] Speak this and act it in your glass as to / His ear which now disdains you
TS II.i.230.2[Katherina to Petruchio, of showing him a crab] Had I a glass, I would
Ven.1129[Adonis' eyes and Venus] Two glasses, where herself herself beheld / A thousand times
WT IV.iv.14.1[Perdita to Florizel] I should blush / To see you so attired, swoon, I think, / To show myself a glass
WT IV.iv.595[Autolycus alone] ribbon, glass, pomander, brooch
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