God-a-mercy
exclamation of thanks, applause, surprise, etc [God have mercy]
1H4 III.iii.49[Falstaff to Bardolph, responding to 'I would my face were in your belly!'] God-a-mercy! So should I be sure to be heart-burnt
H5 IV.i.34[King Henry to Erpingham, acknowledging his blessing] God-a-mercy, old heart, thou speak'st cheerfully
Ham II.ii.172[Hamlet to Polonius, responding to his greeting] Well, God-a-mercy
TC V.iv.31[Thersites to departed Hector] God-a-mercy that thou wilt believe me
TS IV.iii.149[Hortensio to Grumio, of the Tailor] God-a-mercy, Grumio, then he shall have no odds
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