Alexander Schmidt’s Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary

Quillets, sly tricks in argument, subtleties, cavilling, chicanery

Cas. Prithee, keep up thy quillets. There’s
a poor piece of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman
that attends the general’s wife be
stirring, tell her there’s one Cassio entreats
her a little favour of speech: wilt thou do this?

Othello, Act III, i

What a wonderful book!!


About Beth

Canadian English teacher living in the UK with husband, daughter, imminent baby and cat...
This entry was posted in Will's Wurdz. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s