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  • Give an account of Dame Quickly's relations to the intrigues, and show how her multitudinous offices as go-between interfere with each other so that she is "slacke" in one of her errands.

    Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies

  • Nor was the Gentleman slacke in this command, but noting

    The Decameron

  • The Gentleman was not slacke, in the execution of the trust reposed in him: but having made convenient preparation; with the kindred, Sonne, daughter, and

    The Decameron

  • I am therefore the more encouraged not to slacke this my enterprise, because that through your honorable assistance when in the ballance of your wisedomes this discouery shall haue indifferent consideration, I knowe it will be ordered by you to bee a matter of no small moment to the good of our countrie.

    The Worldes Hydrographical Discription

  • [Sidenote: Proparalepsis.] _Preassumpcio_, when a sillable is added to a word, the significacion of the worde therby nothyng altered, as: He vseth to slacken his matters, for to slacke his matters.

    A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes

  • And after that he had a little thought therupon, he easely perceiued, that all the fault therof was in him selfe: and that this great Princesse had abandoned her countrie, of purpose by all iudgement to visite him, and that he had shewed himself very slacke for her satisfaction, in that he had not offred her his seruice: wherat being iustly greued, she did not vouchsafe to geue him a farewell.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Neuerthelesse that he might not seeme slacke in that he had begonne, he sent woorde to the knight, that he mould write his name vppon the Piller, to whome Mendozza made aunswere, that he might not know his name, but the combat he would make him feele before the daye went downe.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • The piteous death of an Amorous Gentleman, for the slacke comfort geuen him to late, by his beloued.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Marigalanta, and the next day wee sailed with a slacke sail alongst the

    Pioneers of the Old South: a chronicle of English colonial beginnings

  • Mar. Alacke that Leonine was so slacke, so slow, he should haue strooke, not spoke, or that these Pirates, not enough barbarous, had not oreboord throwne me, for to seeke my mother.

    Pericles (1609 Quarto)

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