happiness (n.) Old form(s): happines , happinesse
good luck, success, good fortune
MA I.i.120[Beatrice to Benedick, of his loving no women] A dear happiness to women [i.e. a piece of good luck]
Oth III.iv.104[Iago to Cassio, seeing Desdemona] And lo, the happiness!
Tim I.i.79[Painter to Poet, of a man in his poem] Bowing his head against the steepy mount / To climb his happiness
TNK II.ii.82[Arcite alone, of Emilia] happiness prefer me to a place / Where I may ever dwell in sight of her
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