Skip main navigation

Concordance Results

The selected word "was" appears 29 times in the following 16 texts (sorted by results):

  1. A Long Story  (6 results)
            77    Short was his joy. He little knew
            78    The power of magic was no fable.
            85    So cunning was the apparatus,
            97    The court was sate, the culprit there,
          121    Yet something he was heard to mutter,
          128    'He ne'er was for a conjurer taken.'

  2. Agrippina, a Tragedy  (5 results)
            47    The noble quarry. Gods! then was the time
            60    I well remember too (for I was present)
            66    Impending o'er your son: their answer was,
          176    He was the cause. My love, my fears for him,
          190    So her white neck reclined, so was she borne

  3. [Translation from Dante, Inferno Canto xxxiii 1-78]  (3 results)
            16    'That I did trust him, that I was betrayed
            54    Within was stone. They wept, unhappy boys,
            68    Take back what once was yours.' I swallowed down

  4. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard  (2 results)
          112    'Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he;
          121    Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere,

  5. [Hymn to Ignorance. A Fragment]  (2 results)
            30    And all was Ignorance, and all was Night.

  6. The Descent of Odin. An Ode  (1 result)
            19    Where long of yore to sleep was laid

  7. [Imitated] From Propertius. Lib: 2: Eleg: 1.  (1 result)
          108    He lived while she was kind, and, when she frowned, he died.

  8. Imitated from Propertius, Lib: 3: Eleg: 5:  (1 result)
              1    Love, gentle power, to peace was e'er a friend:

  9. [Lines Spoken by the Ghost of John Dennis at the Devil Tavern]  (1 result)
            38    Believe that never was so faithful found

  10. [Ode on the Pleasure Arising from Vicissitude]  (1 result)
            19    Mute was the music of the air,

  11. Ode to Adversity  (1 result)
            15    What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know,

  12. The Progress of Poesy. A Pindaric Ode  (1 result)
            84    In thy green lap was Nature's darling laid,

  13. [Sketch of his Own Character]  (1 result)
              3    Could love and could hate, so was thought somewhat odd;

  14. [Tophet]  (1 result)
              1    Such Tophet was; so looked the grinning fiend

  15. [Translation] From Tasso [Gerusalemme Liberata] Canto 14, Stanza 32-9.  (1 result)
            55    The Po was there to see, Danubius' bed,

  16. William Shakespeare to Mrs Anne, Regular Servant to the Revd Mr Precentor of York  (1 result)
            10    Was fashioned fair in meek and dovelike guise;

You can re-sort the concordance by titles or go back to the list of words.