charm (n.) Old form(s): charme , charmes
magic spell, enchantment
Cor I.v.21[Lartius to Martius, of Fortune] her great charms / Misguide thy opposers' swords!
KL V.iii.49[Edmund to Albany, of Lear] Whose age had charms in it, whose title more, / To pluck the common bosom on his side
Mac V.vi.52.2[Macduff to Macbeth] Despair thy charm
MW II.ii.100[Mistress Quickly to Falstaff] I think you have charms, la!
Oth I.i.172[Brabantio to Roderigo] Is there not charms / By which the property of youth and maidhood / May be abused?
Oth V.i.35[Othello as if to Desdemona] Forth of my heart those charms, thine eyes, are blotted
RJ II.chorus.6[Chorus] Now Romeo is beloved and loves again, / Alike bewitched by the charm of looks
Tem epilogue.1[Prospero alone] Now my charms are all o'erthrown
Tem I.ii.339[Caliban to Prospero] All the charms / Of Sycorax ... light on you!
Tem V.i.17[Ariel to Prospero, of the King's company] Your charm so strongly works 'em
Tem V.i.31[Prospero to Ariel] My charms I'll break
Tem V.i.54[Prospero alone, of the King's company] when I have required / Some heavenly music ... / To work mine end upon their senses that / This airy charm is for
Tem V.i.64[Prospero to himself] The charm dissolves apace
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