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645 As if it some impartment did desire1.4.59
c.1639 mWright
mWright
645 Wright (1639, fol. 85r): “I haue some impartment to you he [[he = hoc est]] I haue something to tell you.”
1822 Nares
Nares
645 impartment] Nares (1822): “The act of imparting, communication. [quotes 645].”
Ed. note: Of Nares’s next word, impasted, he says, “a word not so much disused as never in use, which may be said also of the preceding [i.e., impartment].”
1853 Clarke
Clarke
645 impartment] Clarke (1853) lists only 645 for this word.
1872 cln1
cln1 = Nares without attribution
645 impartment] Clark & Wright (ed. 1872): “communication.”
1929 trav
trav
645 impartment] Travers (ed. 1929): “(not peculiar to, but not recorded before, Sh.), a rare and solemn synonym of communication.”
1939 kit2
kit2: standard gloss
645 impartment] Kittredge (ed. 1939): "communication."
1947 cln2
cln2: standard
645 impartment] Rylands (ed. 1947): "disclosure."
1980 pen2
pen2: standard
645 impartment] Spencer (ed. 1980): “communication.”
1985 cam4
cam4
645 impartment] Edwards (ed. 1985): "communication."
1987 oxf4
oxf4trav without attribution
645 impartment] Hibbard (ed. 1987): "communication. The word, not found elsewhere in Shakespeare, appears here for the first time, according to OED."
1988 bev2
bev2: standard
645 impartment] Bevington (ed. 1988): “communication.”
1992 fol2
fol2: standard
645 some . . . desire] Mowat & Werstine (ed. 1992): “did desire to impart something”
2006 ard3q2
ard3q2
645 impartment] Thompson & Taylor (ed. 2006): “communication (a Shakespearean coinage: see [275 CN])”
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