Shakespeare's Religious Language: A Dictionary
Religious issues and religious discourse were vastly important in the sixteenth and seventeenth century and religious language is key to an understanding of Shakespeare's plays and poems. This dictionary discusses just over 1000 words and names in Shakespeare's works that have some religious denotation or connotation. Its unique word-by-word approach allows equal consideration of the full religious nuance of each of these words, from 'abbess' to 'zeal'. It also gradually reveals the persistence, the variety, and the sophistication of Shakespeare's religious usage.
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SPIRIT ( A ) ' A supernatural , incorporeal , rational being or personality , usually
regarded as imperceptible at ordinary times to the human senses , but capable of
becoming visible at pleasure , and frequently conceived as troublesome ...
Lady Macbeth also conjures ' you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts ' to ' unsex
me here ' ( MAC 5 . ... especially the foul fiend ' , in the same scene , we might
assume that the Fool thrice calls him there a ' spirit ' because he thinks him to be
SPIRIT ( also SPRITE ) albeit cautiously , to his father ' s ghost ( HAM 1 . 4 . 40 – 2
; 2 . 2 . 598 – 603 ) ; and Leontes imagines Hermione ' s as a ' sainted spirit '
which might ' possess her corpse ' and walk the stage ( WT 5 . 1 . 57 – 9 ) .