humour (n.) Old form(s): humor , humors
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
1H4 I.ii.194[Prince Hal alone, of his companions] I ... will awhile uphold / The unyoked humour of your idleness
1H4 I.ii.69[Falstaff to Prince Hal, on being a hangman] in some sort it jumps with my humour
2H4 II.i.147[Falstaff to Hostess] an 'twere not for thy humours, there's not a better wench in England
2H4 II.iii.30[Lady Percy to Northumberland, of Percy] In ... humours of blood, / He was the mark and glass, copy and book, / That fashioned others
2H4 II.iv.158[Pistol to all] These be good humours indeed! [fine goings-on]
AYL V.iv.57[Touchstone to Duke Senior] a poor humour of mine, sir, to take that that no man else will
CE IV.i.57[Antipholus of Ephesus to Angelo, of the whereabouts of a chain] Fie, now you run this humour out of breath
H5 II.i.121[Nym to Pistol, of King Henry] he passes some humours and careers
H5 II.i.52[Nym to Pistol] I have an humour to knock you indifferently well
JC II.i.210[Decius to all, of Caesar] I can give his humour the true bent
JC II.i.250[Portia to Brutus, of his impatience] Hoping it was but an effect of humour [i.e. a passing mood]
JC II.ii.56[Caesar to Calphurnia] for thy humour I will stay at home
JC IV.iii.108[Brutus to Cassius] Do what you will, dishonour shall be humour
KJ IV.ii.209[King John to Hubert] It is the curse of kings to be attended / By slaves that take their humours for a warrant
KJ IV.ii.214[King John to Hubert, of taking a hint as a command] when perchance it frowns / More upon humour than advised respect
LLL II.i.53[Maria to Princess, of Longaville's mocking way] They say so most that most his humours know
LLL V.ii.752[Berowne to ladies, of their beauty] fashioning our humours / Even to the opposed end of our intents
MND I.ii.25[Bottom to Quince, of his part in the play] my chief humour is for a tyrant
MV III.v.58[Launcelot to Lorenzo] for your coming in to dinner, sir, why let it be as humours and conceits shall govern
MV IV.i.43[Shylock to Duke, of his reasons for the action against Antonio] it is my humour
MW III.i.78[Evans to Caius] let us not be laughing-stocks to other men's humours [or: sense 1]
MW III.iii.160[Evans to all, of Ford's behaviour] This is fery fantastical humours and jealousies
MW IV.ii.187[Page to all, of Ford] Let's obey his humour a little further
Oth IV.ii.164[Iago to Desdemona, of Othello] I pray you, be content: 'tis but his humour
RJ I.i.129[Benvolio to Lady Montague, of Romeo] I ... / Pursued my humour, not pursuing his
RJ I.i.141[Montague to Benvolio] Black and portentous must this humour prove
RJ II.i.7[Mercutio to Benvolio, calling Romeo] Romeo! Humours! Madman! Passion! Lover!
Sonn.92.8[] a better state to me belongs / Than that which on thy humour doth depend [or: sense 1]
Tim I.ii.157[Flavius to himself, of Timon] There is no crossing him in's humour
Tim[Lucullus to Lords, of Timon] He's but a mad lord, and naught but humours sways him
Tit IV.iii.29[Publius to Lords, of Titus] feed his humour kindly as we may, / Till time beget some careful remedy
Tit V.ii.71[Tamora to Chiron and Demetrius, of Titus] Whate'er I forge to feed his brain-sick humours / Do you uphold
TN I.iv.5[Viola as Cesario to Valentine, of Orsino] You either fear his humour or my negligence
TN II.v.84[Sir Toby to Fabian and Sir Andrew, of Malvolio] the spirit of humours intimate reading aloud to him!
TS I.ii.106[Grumio to Hortensio, of Petruchio] I pray you, sir, let him go while the humour lasts
TS III.ii.66[Biondello to Baptista, of Petruchio's man's dress] an old hat, and the humour of forty fancies pricked in't for a feather [unclear meaning]
TS III.ii.69[Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista, of Petruchio's outfit] 'Tis some odd humour pricks him to this fashion
TS induction.2.12[Lord to Sly] Heaven cease this idle humour in your honour!
TS IV.i.166[Peter to Nathaniel, of Petruchio and Katherina] He kills her in her own humour [i.e. outdoes her bad temper by his own]
Ven.850[of the sound of insects] Like shrill-tongued tapsters answering every call, / Soothing the humour of fantastic wits

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