joy (v.) Old form(s): ioy , ioy'd , ioyes
add joy to, enjoy, gladden, brighten
2H6 III.ii.365[Suffolk to Queen] Live thou to joy thy life
2H6 IV.ix.1[King possibly to himself] Was ever king that joyed an earthly throne, / And could command no more content than I?
Per I.ii.9[Pericles alone, of Antiochus] neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits, / Nor yet the other's distance comfort me
R2 V.vi.26[King Henry to Carlisle] Choose out some secret place, some reverent room ... and with it joy thy life
R3 I.ii.219[Anne to Richard] much it joys me too / To see you are become so penitent
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