virtue (n.) Old form(s): vertue , Vertues
virtuous self, honour, excellency
H8 III.i.103[Queen Katherine to Campeius and Wolsey] Holy men I thought ye ... two reverend cardinal virtues
TC III.iii.169[Ulysses to Achilles] let not virtue seek / Remuneration for the thing it was
Tim III.v.7[Alcibiades to Senators] I am an humble suitor to your virtues
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