The Winter's Tale

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Enter Leontes, Hermione, Mamillius, Polixenes, Enter Leontes, Hermione, Mamillius, Polixenes, WT I.ii.1.1
Camillo.Camillo, and Attendants WT I.ii.1.2
Nine Changes of the Watry-Starre hath beenNine changes of the watery star hath been WT I.ii.1
The Shepheards Note, since we haue left our ThroneThe shepherd's note since we have left our throne WT I.ii.2
Without a Burthen: Time as long againeWithout a burden. Time as long again WT I.ii.3
Would be fill'd vp (my Brother) with our Thanks,Would be filled up, my brother, with our thanks, WT I.ii.4
And yet we should, for perpetuitie,And yet we should for perpetuity WT I.ii.5
Goe hence in debt: And therefore, like a CypherGo hence in debt. And therefore, like a ciphercipher (n.)

old form: Cypher
figure nought, nonentity, mere nothing
WT I.ii.6
(Yet standing in rich place) I multiplyYet standing in rich place, I multiply WT I.ii.7
With one we thanke you, many thousands moe,With one ‘ We thank you ’ many thousands more WT I.ii.8
That goe before it.That go before it. WT I.ii.9.1
Stay your Thanks a while,Stay your thanks a while,stay (v.)
linger, tarry, delay
WT I.ii.9.2
And pay them when you part.And pay them when you part. WT I.ii.10.1
Sir, that's to morrow:Sir, that's tomorrow. WT I.ii.10.2
I am question'd by my feares, of what may chance,I am questioned by my fears of what may chancechance (v.)
happen [to], transpire, come about
WT I.ii.11
Or breed vpon our absence, that may blowOr breed upon our absence. That may blow WT I.ii.12
No sneaping Winds at home, to make vs say,No sneaping winds at home, to make us saysneaping (adj.)
nipping, biting, sharp
WT I.ii.13
This is put forth too truly: besides, I haue stay'd‘ This is put forth too truly ’! Besides, I have stayed WT I.ii.14
To tyre your Royaltie.To tire your royalty.royalty (n.)

old form: Royaltie
majesty, royal highness
WT I.ii.15.1
We are tougher (Brother)We are tougher, brother, WT I.ii.15.2
Then you can put vs to't.Than you can put us to't.put to it
put to the proof, make trial of
WT I.ii.16.1
No longer stay. No longer stay. WT I.ii.16.2
One Seue' night longer.One sev'n-night longer.sennight, se'nnight, seven-night (n.)

old form: Seue' night
[seven night] week
WT I.ii.17.1
Very sooth, to morrow.Very sooth, tomorrow.sooth (adv.)
WT I.ii.17.2
Wee'le part the time betweene's then: and in thatWe'll part the time between's then; and in thatpart (v.)
divide, share, split up
WT I.ii.18
Ile no gaine-saying.I'll no gainsaying.gainsaying (n.)

old form: gaine-saying
denial, refusal
WT I.ii.19.1
Presse me not ('beseech you) so:Press me not, beseech you, so. WT I.ii.19.2
There is no Tongue that moues; none, none i'th' WorldThere is no tongue that moves, none, none i'th' world, WT I.ii.20
So soone as yours, could win me: so it should now,So soon as yours could win me. So it should now, WT I.ii.21
Were there necessitie in your request, althoughWere there necessity in your request, although WT I.ii.22
'Twere needfull I deny'd it. My Affaires'Twere needful I denied it. My affairs WT I.ii.23
Doe euen drag me home-ward: which to hinder,Do even drag me homeward; which to hinder WT I.ii.24
Were (in your Loue) a Whip to me; my stay,Were, in your love, a whip to me, my stay WT I.ii.25
To you a Charge, and Trouble: to saue both,To you a charge and trouble. To save both,charge (n.)
expense, cost, outlay
WT I.ii.26
Farewell (our Brother.)Farewell, our brother. WT I.ii.27.1
Tongue-ty'd our Queene? speake you.Tongue-tied, our queen? Speak you. WT I.ii.27.2
I had thought (Sir) to haue held my peace, vntillI had thought, sir, to have held my peace until WT I.ii.28
You had drawne Oathes from him, not to stay: you (Sir)You had drawn oaths from him not to stay. You, sir, WT I.ii.29
Charge him too coldly. Tell him, you are sureCharge him too coldly. Tell him you are surecharge (v.)
entreat, exhort, enjoin
WT I.ii.30
All in Bohemia's well: this satisfaction,All in Bohemia's well: this satisfactionsatisfaction (n.)
removal of doubt, resolved state of mind
WT I.ii.31
The by-gone-day proclaym'd, say this to him,The bygone day proclaimed. Say this to him,bygone (adj.)
that has just gone by, yesterday
WT I.ii.32
He's beat from his best ward.He's beat from his best ward.ward (n.)
[fencing] defensive posture, parrying movement
WT I.ii.33.1
Well said, Hermione.Well said, Hermione. WT I.ii.33.2
To tell, he longs to see his Sonne, were strong:To tell he longs to see his son were strong. WT I.ii.34
But let him say so then, and let him goe;But let him say so, then, and let him go; WT I.ii.35
But let him sweare so, and he shall not stay,But let him swear so and he shall not stay: WT I.ii.36
Wee'l thwack him hence with Distaffes.We'll thwack him hence with distaffs.distaff (n.)

old form: Distaffes
device for weaving, spindle
WT I.ii.37
Leontes draws apart WT I.ii.38.1
Yet of your Royall presence, Ile aduentureYet of your royal presence I'll adventureadventure (v.)
venture, dare, chance, risk
WT I.ii.38
The borrow of a Weeke. When at BohemiaThe borrow of a week. When at Bohemiaborrow (n.)
borrowing, loan, allowance
WT I.ii.39
You take my Lord, Ile giue him my Commission,You take my lord, I'll give him my commissiontake (v.)
captivate, delight, enrapture
WT I.ii.40
To let him there a Moneth, behind the GestTo let him there a month behind the gestlet (v.)
allow to stay, let remain
WT I.ii.41
gest (n.)
stage [in a journey], point in time
Prefix'd for's parting: yet (good-deed) Leontes,Prefixed for's parting; yet, good deed, Leontes,prefixed (adj.)

old form: Prefix'd
fixed, settled, prearranged, decided in advance
WT I.ii.42
good deed (adv.)

old form: good-deed
in truth, in reality
I loue thee not a Iarre o'th' Clock, behindI love thee not a jar o'th' clock behindjar (n.)

old form: Iarre
WT I.ii.43
What Lady she her Lord. You'le stay?What lady she her lord. You'll stay?she (n.)
lady, woman, girl
WT I.ii.44.1
No, Madame.No, madam. WT I.ii.44.2
Nay, but you will?Nay, but you will! WT I.ii.45.1
I may not verely.I may not, verily. WT I.ii.45.2
Verely?Verily!verily (adv.)

old form: verely
in truth, truly, indeed
WT I.ii.46
You put me off with limber Vowes: but I,You put me off with limber vows; but I,limber (adj.)
limp, floppy, weak
WT I.ii.47
Though you would seek t'vnsphere the Stars with Oaths,Though you would seek t' unsphere the stars with oaths,unsphere (v.)

old form: vnsphere
remove [a star] from its sphere
WT I.ii.48
Should yet say, Sir, no going: VerelyShould yet say, ‘ Sir, no going.’ Verily, WT I.ii.49
You shall not goe; a Ladyes Verely 'isYou shall not go. A lady's ‘ verily ’ is WT I.ii.50
As potent as a Lords. Will you goe yet?As potent as a lord's. Will you go yet? WT I.ii.51
Force me to keepe you as a Prisoner,Force me to keep you as a prisoner, WT I.ii.52
Not like a Guest: so you shall pay your FeesNot like a guest; so you shall pay your fees WT I.ii.53
When you depart, and saue your Thanks. How say you?When you depart, and save your thanks. How say you? WT I.ii.54
My Prisoner? or my Guest? by your dread Verely,My prisoner? Or my guest? By your dread ‘ verily,’ WT I.ii.55
One of them you shall be.One of them you shall be. WT I.ii.56.1
Your Guest then, Madame:Your guest, then, madam: WT I.ii.56.2
To be your Prisoner, should import offending;To be your prisoner should import offending;import (v.)
signify, mean, suggest
WT I.ii.57
Which is for me, lesse easie to commit,Which is for me less easy to commit WT I.ii.58
Then you to punish.Than you to punish. WT I.ii.59.1
Not your Gaoler then,Not your gaoler, then, WT I.ii.599.2
But your kind Hostesse. Come, Ile question youBut your kind hostess. Come, I'll question you WT I.ii.60
Of my Lords Tricks, and yours, when you were Boyes:Of my lord's tricks, and yours, when you were boys. WT I.ii.61
You were pretty Lordings then?You were pretty lordings then?lording (n.)
young lord, young gentleman
WT I.ii.62.1
We were (faire Queene)We were, fair Queen, WT I.ii.62.2
Two Lads, that thought there was no more behind,Two lads that thought there was no more behindbehind (adv.)
still to come, to follow
WT I.ii.63
But such a day to morrow, as to day,But such a day tomorrow as today, WT I.ii.64
And to be Boy eternall.And to be boy eternal. WT I.ii.65.1
Was not my LordWas not my lord WT I.ii.65.2
The veryer Wag o'th' two?The verier wag o'th' two?very (adj.)
[intensifying] thoroughgoing, absolute
WT I.ii.66
We were as twyn'd Lambs, that did frisk i'th' Sun,We were as twinned lambs that did frisk i'th' sun,twinned (adj.)

old form: twyn'd
indistinguishable, identical, closely linked
WT I.ii.67
And bleat the one at th' other: what we chang'd,And bleat the one at th' other. What we changedchange (v.)

old form: chang'd
exchange, trade
WT I.ii.68
Was Innocence, for Innocence: we knew notWas innocence for innocence: we knew not WT I.ii.69
The Doctrine of ill-doing, nor dream'dThe doctrine of ill-doing, nor dreamed WT I.ii.70
That any did: Had we pursu'd that life,That any did. Had we pursued that life, WT I.ii.71
And our weake Spirits ne're been higher rear'dAnd our weak spirits ne'er been higher reared WT I.ii.72
With stronger blood, we should haue answer'd HeauenWith stronger blood, we should have answered heavenblood (n.)
nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
WT I.ii.73
Boldly, not guilty; the Imposition clear'd,Boldly ‘ Not guilty,’ the imposition clearedimposition (n.)
imposed penalty, burden, weight
WT I.ii.74
Hereditarie ours.Hereditary ours. WT I.ii.75.1
By this we gatherBy this we gather WT I.ii.75.2
You haue tript since.You have tripped since. WT I.ii.76.1
O my most sacred Lady,O my most sacred lady, WT I.ii.76.2
Temptations haue since then been borne to's: forTemptations have since then been born to's: for WT I.ii.77
In those vnfledg'd dayes, was my Wife a Girle;In those unfledged days was my wife a girl; WT I.ii.78
Your precious selfe had then not cross'd the eyesYour precious self had then not crossed the eyes WT I.ii.79
Of my young Play-fellow.Of my young playfellow. WT I.ii.80.1
Grace to boot:Grace to boot!boot, to
in addition, as well
WT I.ii.80.2
Of this make no conclusion, least you sayOf this make no conclusion, lest you sayconclusion (n.)
inference, deduction, logical conclusion
WT I.ii.81
Your Queene and I are Deuils: yet goe on,Your queen and I are devils. Yet go on: WT I.ii.82
Th' offences we haue made you doe, wee'le answere,Th' offences we have made you do we'll answer, WT I.ii.83
If you first sinn'd with vs: and that with vsIf you first sinned with us, and that with us WT I.ii.84
You did continue fault; and that you slipt notYou did continue fault, and that you slipped notfault (n.)
sin, offence, crime
WT I.ii.85
With any, but with vs.With any but with us. WT I.ii.86.1
(approaching) WT I.ii.86
Is he woon yet?Is he won yet? WT I.ii.86.2
Hee'le stay (my Lord.)He'll stay, my lord. WT I.ii.87.1
At my request, he would not:At my request he would not. WT I.ii.87.2
Hermione (my dearest) thou neuer spoak'stHermione, my dearest, thou never spok'st WT I.ii.88
To better purpose.To better purpose.purpose, to
effectively, to any effect
WT I.ii.89.1
Neuer?Never? WT I.ii.89.2
Neuer, but once.Never but once. WT I.ii.89.3
What? haue I twice said well? when was't before?What? Have I twice said well? When was't before? WT I.ii.90
I prethee tell me: cram's with prayse, and make'sI prithee tell me. Cram's with praise, and make's WT I.ii.91
As fat as tame things: One good deed, dying tonguelesse,As fat as tame things. One good deed dying tonguelesstongueless (adj.)

old form: tonguelesse
dumb, silent, mute
WT I.ii.92
Slaughters a thousand, wayting vpon that.Slaughters a thousand waiting upon that. WT I.ii.93
Our prayses are our Wages. You may ride'sOur praises are our wages. You may ride's WT I.ii.94
With one soft Kisse a thousand Furlongs, ereWith one soft kiss a thousand furlongs ere WT I.ii.95
With Spur we heat an Acre. But to th' Goale:With spur we heat an acre. But to th' goal:heat (v.)
race over, speed across
WT I.ii.96
My last good deed, was to entreat his stay.My last good deed was to entreat his stay. WT I.ii.97
What was my first? it ha's an elder Sister,What was my first? It has an elder sister, WT I.ii.98
Or I mistake you: O, would her Name were Grace.Or I mistake you. O, would her name were Grace! WT I.ii.99
But once before I spoke to th' purpose? when?But once before I spoke to th' purpose? When?purpose (n.)
point at issue, matter in hand
WT I.ii.100
Nay, let me haue't: I long.Nay, let me have't; I long. WT I.ii.101.1
Why, that was whenWhy, that was when WT I.ii.101.2
Three crabbed Moneths had sowr'd themselues to death,Three crabbed months had soured themselves to deathcrabbed (adj.)
frustrating, disagreeable, unpleasant
WT I.ii.102
Ere I could make thee open thy white Hand:Ere I could make thee open thy white hand WT I.ii.103
A clap thy selfe, my Loue; then didst thou vtter,And clap thyself my love: then didst thou utterclap (v.)
[of two people's hands] strike together, clasp [to seal a bargain]
WT I.ii.104
I am yours for euer.‘ I am yours for ever.’ WT I.ii.105.1
'Tis Grace indeed.'Tis Grace indeed. WT I.ii.105.2
Why lo-you now; I haue spoke to th' purpose twice:Why, lo you now, I have spoke to th' purpose twice: WT I.ii.106
The one, for euer earn'd a Royall Husband;The one for ever earned a royal husband; WT I.ii.107
Th' other, for some while a Friend.Th' other for some while a friend. WT I.ii.108.1
She gives her hand to Polixenes WT I.ii.108
(aside) WT I.ii.108
Too hot, too hot:Too hot, too hot! WT I.ii.108.2
To mingle friendship farre, is mingling bloods.To mingle friendship far is mingling bloods. WT I.ii.109
I haue Tremor Cordis on me: my heart daunces,I have tremor cordis on me: my heart dances,tremor...
palpitation of the heart
WT I.ii.110
But not for ioy; not ioy. This EntertainmentBut not for joy, not joy. This entertainmententertainment (n.)
pleasant reception, favourable welcome
WT I.ii.111
May a free face put on: deriue a LibertieMay a free face put on, derive a libertyfree (adj.)
innocent, guiltless
WT I.ii.112
From Heartinesse, from Bountie, fertile Bosome,From heartiness, from bounty, fertile bosom,fertile (adj.)
abundant, profuse, rich
WT I.ii.113
bounty (n.)

old form: Bountie
great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
bosom (n.)

old form: Bosome
warm-heartedness, tender affection
And well become the Agent: 't may; I graunt:And well become the agent – 't may, I grant.become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
WT I.ii.114
But to be padling Palmes, and pinching Fingers,But to be paddling palms and pinching fingers,paddle (v.)

old form: padling
toy [with], play wantonly [with], fondle
WT I.ii.115
pinch (v.)
take, squeeze, press
As now they are, and making practis'd SmilesAs now they are, and making practised smilespractised (adj.)

old form: practis'd
studied, well-versed, accomplished
WT I.ii.116
As in a Looking-Glasse; and then to sigh, as 'twereAs in a looking-glass; and then to sigh, as 'twere WT I.ii.117
The Mort o'th' Deere: oh, that is entertainmentThe mort o'th' deer – O, that is entertainmententertainment (n.)
treatment, attitude, disposition
WT I.ii.118
mort (n.)
death, dying moment
My Bosome likes not, nor my Browes. Mamillius,My bosom likes not, nor my brows! Mamillius,brow (n.)

old form: Browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
WT I.ii.119
Art thou my Boy?Art thou my boy? WT I.ii.120.1
I, my good Lord.Ay, my good lord. WT I.ii.120.2
I'fecks:I' fecks!fecks (n.)
euphemistic form of 'faith'
WT I.ii.120.3
Why that's my Bawcock: what? has't smutch'd thy Nose?Why, that's my bawcock. What, hast smutched thy nose?smutch (v.)

old form: smutch'd
smudge, dirty, blacken
WT I.ii.121
bawcock (n.)
[fine bird] fine fellow, good chap
They say it is a Coppy out of mine. Come Captaine,They say it is a copy out of mine. Come, captain, WT I.ii.122
We must be neat; not neat, but cleanly, Captaine:We must be neat – not neat but cleanly, captain.neat (adj.)
clean, spotless, smart
WT I.ii.123
cleanly (adj.)
And yet the Steere, the Heycfer, and the Calfe,And yet the steer, the heifer, and the calf WT I.ii.124
Are all call'd Neat. Still VirginallingAre all called neat. Still virginallingneat (n.)
ox, cow, cattle
WT I.ii.125
virginal (v.)
move the fingers up and down [as if playing a virginal]
Vpon his Palme? How now (you wanton Calfe)Upon his palm? – How now, you wanton calf!wanton (adj.)
carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
WT I.ii.126
Art thou my Calfe?Art thou my calf? WT I.ii.127.1
Yes, if you will (my Lord.)Yes, if you will, my lord. WT I.ii.127.2
Thou want'st a rough pash, & the shoots that I haueThou want'st a rough pash and the shoots that I havepash (n.)
WT I.ii.128
rough (adj.)
hairy, shaggy
shoot (n.)
outgrowth, offshoot, sprouting
want (v.)

old form: want'st
require, demand, need
To be full, like me: yet they say we areTo be full like me; yet they say we arefull (adv.)
fully, completely, properly
WT I.ii.129
Almost as like as Egges; Women say so,Almost as like as eggs. Women say so, WT I.ii.130
(That will say any thing.) But were they falseThat will say anything. But were they false WT I.ii.131
As o're-dy'd Blacks, as Wind, as Waters; falseAs o'erdyed blacks, as wind, as waters, falseoverdyed, over-dyed (adj.)

old form: o're-dy'd
dyed over with another colour
WT I.ii.132
false (adj.)
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
black (n.)
black clothes
As Dice are to be wish'd, by one that fixesAs dice are to be wished by one that fixes WT I.ii.133
No borne 'twixt his and mine; yet were it true,No bourn 'twixt his and mine, yet were it truebourn (n.)

old form: borne
frontier, destination, boundary
WT I.ii.134
To say this Boy were like me. Come (Sir Page)To say this boy were like me. Come, sir page, WT I.ii.135
Looke on me with your Welkin eye: sweet Villaine,Look on me with your welkin eye. Sweet villain!welkin (adj.)
heavenly blue
WT I.ii.136
villain (n.)

old form: Villaine
scoundrel, rogue, rascal
Most dear'st, my Collop: Can thy Dam, may't beMost dear'st! My collop! Can thy dam? May't be?collop (n.)
[piece of flesh] offspring, flesh and blood
WT I.ii.137
Affection? thy Intention stabs the Center.Affection, thy intention stabs the centre.intention (n.)
intensity, forceful purpose, powerful direction
WT I.ii.138
affection (n.)
desire, passion, lustful feeling
centre (n.)

old form: Center
core of being, heart, soul
Thou do'st make possible things not so held,Thou dost make possible things not so held, WT I.ii.139
Communicat'st with Dreames (how can this be?)Communicat'st with dreams – how can this be? –  WT I.ii.140
With what's vnreall: thou coactiue art,With what's unreal thou coactive art,coactive (adj.)

old form: coactiue
working together, acting in concert
WT I.ii.141
And fellow'st nothing. Then 'tis very credent,And fellow'st nothing. Then 'tis very credentfellow (v.)

old form: fellow'st
share in, become a partner of
WT I.ii.142
credent (adj.)
probable, likely
Thou may'st co-ioyne with something, and thou do'st,Thou mayst co-join with something; and thou dost,conjoin (v.)

old form: co-ioyne
make contact, come together
WT I.ii.143
(And that beyond Commission) and I find it,And that beyond commission, and I find it,commission (n.)
warrant, authority [to act]
WT I.ii.144
(And that to the infection of my Braines,And that to the infection of my brains WT I.ii.145
And hardning of my Browes.)And hardening of my brows.brow (n.)

old form: Browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
WT I.ii.146.1
What meanes Sicilia?What means Sicilia?mean (v.)

old form: meanes
intend, purpose, mean to act
WT I.ii.146.2
He something seemes vnsetled.He something seems unsettled.something (adv.)
a little, to some extent
WT I.ii.147.1
How? my Lord?How, my lord! WT I.ii.147.2
Leo. What cheere? how is't with you, best Brother?What cheer? How is't with you, best brother?cheer (n.)

old form: cheere
mood, disposition
WT I.ii.148.1
You look You look WT I.ii.148.2
as if you held a Brow of much distraction:As if you held a brow of much distraction.distraction (n.)
perturbation, agitation, frenzied state
WT I.ii.149
brow (n.)
appearance, aspect, countenance
Are you mou'd (my Lord?)Are you moved, my lord?moved (adj.)

old form: mou'd
upset, agitated, distressed
WT I.ii.150.1
No, in good earnest.No, in good earnest. WT I.ii.150.2
How sometimes Nature will betray it's folly?How sometimes Nature will betray its folly, WT I.ii.151
It's tendernesse? and make it selfe a PastimeIts tenderness, and make itself a pastime WT I.ii.152
To harder bosomes? Looking on the LynesTo harder bosoms! Looking on the lineshard (adj.)
tough, unfeeling, unsentimental
WT I.ii.153
Of my Boyes face, me thoughts I did requoyleOf my boy's face, methoughts I did recoilmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thoughts
it seems / seemed to me
WT I.ii.154
recoil (v.)

old form: requoyle
go back in time, return in memory
Twentie three yeeres, and saw my selfe vn-breech'd,Twenty-three years, and saw myself unbreeched,unbreeched (adj.)

old form: vn-breech'd
not dressed in breeches
WT I.ii.155
In my greene Veluet Coat; my Dagger muzzel'd,In my green velvet coat; my dagger muzzled, WT I.ii.156
Least it should bite it's Master, and so proueLest it should bite its master and so prove, WT I.ii.157
(As Ornaments oft do's) too dangerous:As ornaments oft does, too dangerous.oft (adv.)
WT I.ii.158
How like (me thought) I then was to this Kernell,How like, methought, I then was to this kernel,like (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
WT I.ii.159
This Squash, this Gentleman. Mine honest Friend,This squash, this gentleman. Mine honest friend,squash (n.)
youngster, youth
WT I.ii.160
Will you take Egges for Money?Will you take eggs for money? WT I.ii.161
No (my Lord) Ile fight.No, my lord, I'll fight. WT I.ii.162
You will: why happy man be's dole. My BrotherYou will? Why, happy man be's dole! My brother,dole, happy man be his
destiny, fate, lot
WT I.ii.163
Are you so fond of your young Prince, as weAre you so fond of your young prince as we WT I.ii.164
Doe seeme to be of ours?Do seem to be of ours? WT I.ii.165.1
If at home (Sir)If at home, sir, WT I.ii.165.2
He's all my Exercise, my Mirth, my Matter;He's all my exercise, my mirth, my matter;exercise (n.)
habitual activity, usual occupation, employment
WT I.ii.166
matter (n.)
affair(s), business, real issue
mirth (n.)
merry-making, pleasure-seeking
Now my sworne Friend, and then mine Enemy;Now my sworn friend, and then mine enemy; WT I.ii.167
My Parasite, my Souldier: States-man; all:My parasite, my soldier, statesman, all. WT I.ii.168
He makes a Iulyes day, short as December,He makes a July's day short as December, WT I.ii.169
And with his varying child-nesse, cures in meAnd with his varying childness cures in mechildness (n.)

old form: child-nesse
childish qualities, childishness
WT I.ii.170
Thoughts, that would thick my blood.Thoughts that would thick my blood.thick (v.)
thicken, make dense
WT I.ii.171.1
So stands this SquireSo stands this squiresquire (n.)
lad, fellow, youngster
WT I.ii.171.2
Offic'd with me: We two will walke (my Lord)Officed with me. We two will walk, my lord,officed (adj.)

old form: Offic'd
playing a role, having a function
WT I.ii.172
And leaue you to your grauer steps. Hermione,And leave you to your graver steps. Hermione,grave (adj.)

old form: grauer
important, dignified, serious
WT I.ii.173
How thou lou'st vs, shew in our Brothers welcome;How thou lov'st us show in our brother's welcome. WT I.ii.174
Let what is deare in Sicily, be cheape:Let what is dear in Sicily be cheap. WT I.ii.175
Next to thy selfe, and my young Rouer, he'sNext to thyself and my young rover, he'srover (n.)

old form: Rouer
wanderer, vagabond
WT I.ii.176
Apparant to my heart.Apparent to my heart.apparent (n.)

old form: Apparant
heir-apparent, closest in line
WT I.ii.177.1
If you would seeke vs,If you would seek us, WT I.ii.177.2
We are yours i'th' Garden: shall's attend you there?We are yours i'th' garden. Shall's attend you there?attend (v.)
await, wait for, expect
WT I.ii.178
To your owne bents dispose you: you'le be found,To your own bents dispose you: you'll be found,dispose (v.)
direct, make arrangements for
WT I.ii.179
bent (n.)
direction, turning, inclination
Be you beneath the Sky: I am angling now,Be you beneath the sky. (Aside) I am angling now, WT I.ii.180
(Though you perceiue me not how I giue Lyne)Though you perceive me not how I give line. WT I.ii.181
Goe too, goe too.Go to, go to! WT I.ii.182
How she holds vp the Neb? the Byll to him?How she holds up the neb, the bill to him!neb (n.)
mouth, beak
WT I.ii.183
And armes her with the boldnesse of a WifeAnd arms her with the boldness of a wife WT I.ii.185
To her allowing Husband. To her allowing husband! WT I.ii.185.1
Exeunt Hermione and Polixenes WT I.ii.185
Gone already,Gone already! WT I.ii.185.2
Ynch-thick, knee-deepe; ore head and eares a fork'd one.Inch-thick, knee-deep, o'er head and ears a forked one!forked (adj.)

old form: fork'd
WT I.ii.186
Goe play (Boy) play: thy Mother playes, and IGo play, boy, play: thy mother plays, and I WT I.ii.187
Play too; but so disgrac'd a part, whose issuePlay too – but so disgraced a part, whose issuedisgraced (adj.)

old form: disgrac'd
humiliating, shamed, dishonoured
WT I.ii.188
issue (n.)
outcome, result, consequence(s)
Will hisse me to my Graue: Contempt and ClamorWill hiss me to my grave. Contempt and clamour WT I.ii.189
Will be my Knell. Goe play (Boy) play, there haue beenWill be my knell. Go play, boy, play. There have been, WT I.ii.190
(Or I am much deceiu'd) Cuckolds ere now,Or I am much deceived, cuckolds ere now;cuckold (n.)
[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
WT I.ii.191
And many a man there is (euen at this present,And many a man there is, even at this present, WT I.ii.192
Now, while I speake this) holds his Wife by th' Arme,Now, while I speak this, holds his wife by th' arm, WT I.ii.193
That little thinkes she ha's been sluyc'd in's absence,That little thinks she has been sluiced in's absence,sluice (v.)

old form: sluyc'd
send water through, draw water from; screw
WT I.ii.194
And his Pond fish'd by his next Neighbor (byAnd his pond fished by his next neighbour, by WT I.ii.195
Sir Smile, his Neighbor:) nay, there's comfort in't,Sir Smile, his neighbour. Nay, there's comfort in't WT I.ii.196
Whiles other men haue Gates, and those Gates open'dWhiles other men have gates, and those gates opened, WT I.ii.197
(As mine) against their will. Should all despaireAs mine, against their will. Should all despair WT I.ii.198
That haue reuolted Wiues, the tenth of MankindThat have revolted wives, the tenth of mankindrevolted (adj.)

old form: reuolted
faithless, disloyal, inconstant
WT I.ii.199
Would hang themselues. Physick for't, there's none:Would hang themselves. Physic for't there's none:physic (n.)

old form: Physick
medicine, healing, treatment
WT I.ii.200
It is a bawdy Planet, that will strikeIt is a bawdy planet, that will strikestrike (v.)
have an evil influence, do harm
WT I.ii.201
Where 'tis predominant; and 'tis powrefull: thinke it:Where 'tis predominant; and 'tis powerful, think it,predominant (adj.)
[astrology] in the ascendant, ruling
WT I.ii.202
From East, West, North, and South, be it concluded,From east, west, north, and south. Be it concluded, WT I.ii.203
No Barricado for a Belly. Know't,No barricado for a belly. Know't:belly (n.)
womb, uterus
WT I.ii.204
barricado (n.)
barricade, rampart, barrier
It will let in and out the Enemy,It will let in and out the enemy WT I.ii.205
With bag and baggage: many thousand on'sWith bag and baggage. Many thousand on's WT I.ii.206
Haue the Disease, and feele't not. How now Boy?Have the disease and feel't not. How now, boy? WT I.ii.207
I am like you say.I am like you, they say. WT I.ii.208.1
Why, that's some comfort.Why, that's some comfort. WT I.ii.208.2
What? Camillo there?What! Camillo there! WT I.ii.209
I, my good Lord.Ay, my good lord. WT I.ii.210
He comes forward WT I.ii.211
Goe play (Mamillius) thou'rt an honest man:Go play, Mamillius. Thou'rt an honest man. WT I.ii.211
Exit Mamillius WT I.ii.211
Camillo, this great Sir will yet stay longer.Camillo, this great sir will yet stay longer.sir (n.)
gentleman, lord, gallant, master
WT I.ii.212
You had much adoe to make his Anchor hold,You had much ado to make his anchor hold: WT I.ii.213
When you cast out, it still came home.When you cast out, it still came home.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
WT I.ii.214.1
home (adv.)
[nautical] back into the ship, away from its hold
Didst note it?Didst note it? WT I.ii.214.2
He would not stay at your Petitions, madeHe would not stay at your petitions, made WT I.ii.215
His Businesse more materiall.His business more material. WT I.ii.216.1
Didst perceiue it?Didst perceive it? WT I.ii.216.2
They're here with me already; whisp'ring, rounding:(aside) They're here with me already: whispering, rounding,round (v.)
whisper, murmur, speak privately
WT I.ii.217
Sicilia is a so-forth: 'tis farre gone,‘ Sicilia is a so-forth.’ 'Tis far goneso-forth (n.)
such-and-such, you know what
WT I.ii.218
When I shall gust it last. How cam't (Camillo)When I shall gust it last. – How came't, Camillo,gust (v.)
taste; realize, know of
WT I.ii.219
That he did stay?That he did stay? WT I.ii.220.1
At the good Queenes entreatie.At the good Queen's entreaty. WT I.ii.220.2
At the Queenes be't: Good should be pertinent,‘ At the Queen's ’ be't. ‘ Good ’ should be pertinent; WT I.ii.221
But so it is, it is not. Was this takenBut, so it is, it is not. Was this takentake (v.)
take in, comprehend, understand
WT I.ii.222
By any vnderstanding Pate but thine?By any understanding pate but thine?pate (n.)
head, skull
WT I.ii.223
For thy Conceit is soaking, will draw inFor thy conceit is soaking, will draw insoaking (adj.)
quick to absorb, ready to assimilate
WT I.ii.224
conceit (n.)
understanding, intelligence, apprehension
More then the common Blocks. Not noted, is't,More than the common blocks. Not noted, is't,block (n.)
WT I.ii.225
But of the finer Natures? by some SeuerallsBut of the finer natures? By some severalsnature (n.)
personality, innate disposition, character
WT I.ii.226
fine (adj.)
sensitive, responsive, reactive
several (n.)

old form: Seueralls
(plural) individuals, persons
Of Head-peece extraordinarie? Lower MessesOf headpiece extraordinary? Lower messesmess (n.)
small group of people eating together
WT I.ii.227
headpiece (n.)

old form: Head-peece
brain, intellect
low (adj.)
humble, lowly, inferior
Perchance are to this Businesse purblind? say.Perchance are to this business purblind? Say.perchance (adv.)
perhaps, maybe
WT I.ii.228
purblind (adj.)
Businesse, my Lord? I thinke most vnderstandBusiness, my lord? I think most understand WT I.ii.229
Bohemia stayes here longer.Bohemia stays here longer. WT I.ii.230.1
Ha?Ha? WT I.ii.230.2
Stayes here longer.Stays here longer. WT I.ii.230.3
I, but why?Ay, but why? WT I.ii.231
To satisfie your Highnesse, and the EntreatiesTo satisfy your highness, and the entreaties WT I.ii.232
Of our most gracious Mistresse.Of our most gracious mistress. WT I.ii.233.1
Satisfie?Satisfy? WT I.ii.233.2
Th' entreaties of your Mistresse? Satisfie?Th' entreaties of your mistress? Satisfy? WT I.ii.234
Let that suffice. I haue trusted thee (Camillo)Let that suffice. I have trusted thee, Camillo, WT I.ii.235
With all the neerest things to my heart, as wellWith all the nearest things to my heart, as well WT I.ii.236
My Chamber-Councels, wherein (Priest-like) thouMy chamber-counsels, wherein, priest-like, thouchamber-counsel (n.)personal confidences, private conversationWT I.ii.237
Hast cleans'd my Bosome: I, from thee departedHast cleansed my bosom, I from thee departed WT I.ii.238
Thy Penitent reform'd: but we haue beenThy penitent reformed. But we have been WT I.ii.239
Deceiu'd in thy Integritie, deceiu'dDeceived in thy integrity, deceived WT I.ii.240
In that which seemes so.In that which seems so. WT I.ii.241.1
Be it forbid (my Lord.)Be it forbid, my lord! WT I.ii.241.2
To bide vpon't: thou art not honest: orTo bide upon't: thou art not honest; orbide upon (v.)

old form: vpon
insist on, dwell on, maintain
WT I.ii.242
If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a Coward,If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a coward, WT I.ii.243
Which hoxes honestie behind, restrayningWhich hoxes honesty behind, restraininghox (v.)
hamstring, disable, cripple
WT I.ii.244
From Course requir'd: or else thou must be countedFrom course required. Or else thou must be countedcourse (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
WT I.ii.245
A Seruant, grafted in my serious Trust,A servant grafted in my serious trustgraft (v.)
insert, implant, make grow
WT I.ii.246
And therein negligent: or else a Foole,And therein negligent, or else a fool WT I.ii.247
That seest a Game play'd home, the rich Stake drawne,That see'st a game played home, the rich stake drawn,home (adv.)
to the end, to the finish
WT I.ii.248
draw (v.)

old form: drawne
take up, receive, collect
And tak'st it all for ieast.And tak'st it all for jest. WT I.ii.249.1
My gracious Lord,My gracious lord, WT I.ii.249.2
I may be negligent, foolish, and fearefull,I may be negligent, foolish, and fearful: WT I.ii.250
In euery one of these, no man is free,In every one of these no man is free,free (adj.)
innocent, guiltless
WT I.ii.251
But that his negligence, his folly, feare,But that his negligence, his folly, fear, WT I.ii.252
Among the infinite doings of the World,Among the infinite doings of the world, WT I.ii.253
Sometime puts forth in your affaires (my Lord.)Sometime puts forth. In your affairs, my lord,put forth (v.)
be in evidence, emerge, be displayed
WT I.ii.254
If euer I were wilfull-negligent,If ever I were wilful-negligent,wilful-negligent (adj.)deliberately negligent, at fault for being too negligentWT I.ii.255
It was my folly: if industriouslyIt was my folly; if industriouslyindustriously (adv.)
intentionally, deliberately, purposely
WT I.ii.256
I play'd the Foole, it was my negligence,I played the fool, it was my negligence, WT I.ii.257
Not weighing well the end: if euer fearefullNot weighing well the end; if ever fearfulweigh (v.)
consider, take into account
WT I.ii.258
To doe a thing, where I the issue doubted,To do a thing where I the issue doubted,issue (n.)
outcome, result, consequence(s)
WT I.ii.259
Whereof the execution did cry outWhereof the execution did cry outexecution (n.)
action, performance, doing
WT I.ii.260
Against the non-performance, 'twas a feareAgainst the non-performance, 'twas a fear WT I.ii.261
Which oft infects the wisest: these (my Lord)Which oft infects the wisest. These, my lord,oft (adv.)
WT I.ii.262
Are such allow'd Infirmities, that honestieAre such allowed infirmities that honesty WT I.ii.263
Is neuer free of. But beseech your GraceIs never free of. But, beseech your grace, WT I.ii.264
Be plainer with me, let me know my TrespasBe plainer with me, let me know my trespass WT I.ii.265
By it's owne visage; if I then deny it,By its own visage; if I then deny it,visage (n.)
face, countenance
WT I.ii.266
'Tis none of mine.'Tis none of mine. WT I.ii.267.1
Ha' not you seene Camillo?Ha' not you seen, Camillo –  WT I.ii.267.2
(But that's past doubt: you haue, or your eye-glasseBut that's past doubt, you have, or your eye-glasseye-glass (n.)

old form: eye-glasse
lens of the eye
WT I.ii.268
Is thicker then a Cuckolds Horne) or heard?Is thicker than a cuckold's horn – or heard – cuckold (n.)
[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
WT I.ii.269
(For to a Vision so apparant, RumorFor to a vision so apparent rumourvision (n.)
sight, object of sight, display
WT I.ii.270
apparent (adj.)

old form: apparant
plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
Cannot be mute) or thought? (for CogitationCannot be mute – or thought – for cogitation WT I.ii.271
Resides not in that man, that do's not thinke)Resides not in that man that does not think –  WT I.ii.272
My Wife is slipperie? If thou wilt confesse,My wife is slippery? If thou wilt confess – slippery (adj.)

old form: slipperie
faithless, unchaste, difficult to hold on to
WT I.ii.273
Or else be impudently negatiue,Or else be impudently negativenegative (adj.)

old form: negatiue
denying, refusing to believe
WT I.ii.274
To haue nor Eyes, nor Eares, nor Thought, then sayTo have nor eyes, nor ears, nor thought – then say WT I.ii.275
My Wife's a Holy-Horse, deserues a NameMy wife's a hobby-horse, deserves a namehobby-horse (n.)

old form: Holy-Horse
harlot, whore, prostitute
WT I.ii.276
As ranke as any Flax-Wench, that puts toAs rank as any flax-wench that puts toput to (v.)
go to work, have sex
WT I.ii.277
rank (adj.)

old form: ranke
gross, outlandish, coarse
flax-wench (n.)
female flax worker
Before her troth-plight: say't, and iustify't.Before her troth-plight: say't and justify't.justify (v.)

old form: iustify
affirm, acknowledge, corroborate
WT I.ii.278
troth-plight (n.)
engagement, act of betrothal
I would not be a stander-by, to heareI would not be a stander-by to hear WT I.ii.279
My Soueraigne Mistresse clouded so, withoutMy sovereign mistress clouded so withoutcloud (v.)
defame, blacken, sully
WT I.ii.280
My present vengeance taken: 'shrew my heart,My present vengeance taken. 'Shrew my heart,beshrew, 'shrew (v.)
curse, devil take, evil befall
WT I.ii.281
You neuer spoke what did become you lesseYou never spoke what did become you lessbecome (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
WT I.ii.282
Then this; which to reiterate, were sinThan this; which to reiterate were sin WT I.ii.283
As deepe as that, though true.As deep as that, though true. WT I.ii.284.1
Is whispering nothing?Is whispering nothing? WT I.ii.284.2
Is leaning Cheeke to Cheeke? is meating Noses?Is leaning cheek to cheek? Is meeting noses? WT I.ii.285
Kissing with in-side Lip? stopping the CariereKissing with inside lip? Stopping the careercareer (n.)

old form: Cariere
rapid course, height, full swing
WT I.ii.286
Of Laughter, with a sigh? (a Note infallibleOf laughing with a sigh? – a note infallible WT I.ii.287
Of breaking Honestie) horsing foot on foot?Of breaking honesty. Horsing foot on foot?horse (v.)
mount, put on top of
WT I.ii.288
honesty (n.)

old form: Honestie
virtue, chastity
Skulking in corners? wishing Clocks more swift?Skulking in corners? Wishing clocks more swift? WT I.ii.289
Houres, Minutes? Noone, Mid-night? and all EyesHours minutes? Noon midnight? And all eyes WT I.ii.290
Blind with the Pin and Web, but theirs; theirs onely,Blind with the pin and web but theirs, theirs only,web and the pin, pin and web
disease of the eye, cataract
WT I.ii.291
That would vnseene be wicked? Is this nothing?That would unseen be wicked – is this nothing? WT I.ii.292
Why then the World, and all that's in't, is nothing,Why, then the world and all that's in't is nothing; WT I.ii.293
The couering Skie is nothing, Bohemia nothing,The covering sky is nothing; Bohemia nothing; WT I.ii.294
My Wife is nothing, nor Nothing haue these Nothings,My wife is nothing; nor nothing have these nothings, WT I.ii.295
If this be nothing.If this be nothing. WT I.ii.296.1
Good my Lord, be cur'dGood my lord, be cured WT I.ii.296.2
Of this diseas'd Opinion, and betimes,Of this diseased opinion, and betimes,betimes (adv.)
speedily, soon, in a short time
WT I.ii.297
For 'tis most dangerous.For 'tis most dangerous. WT I.ii.298.1
Say it be, 'tis true.Say it be, 'tis true. WT I.ii.298.2
No, no, my Lord.No, no, my lord! WT I.ii.299.1
It is: you lye, you lye:It is. You lie, you lie! WT I.ii.299.2
I say thou lyest Camillo, and I hate thee,I say thou liest, Camillo, and I hate thee, WT I.ii.300
Pronounce thee a grosse Lowt, a mindlesse Slaue,Pronounce thee a gross lout, a mindless slave,gross (adj.)

old form: grosse
vile, abhorrent, wicked
WT I.ii.301
Or else a houering Temporizer, thatOr else a hovering temporizer, thathovering (adj.)

old form: houering
wavering, hesitating, uncertain
WT I.ii.302
temporizer (n.)
delayer, procrastinator, someone who plays for time
Canst with thine eyes at once see good and euill,Canst with thine eyes at once see good and evil, WT I.ii.303
Inclining to them both: were my Wiues LiuerInclining to them both. Were my wife's liver WT I.ii.304
Infected (as her life) she would not liueInfected as her life, she would not live WT I.ii.305
The running of one Glasse.The running of one (n.)

old form: Glasse
[sand of the] hourglass
WT I.ii.306.1
Who do's infect her?Who does infect her? WT I.ii.306.2
Why he that weares her like her Medull, hangingWhy, he that wears her like her medal, hangingmedal (n.)

old form: Medull
miniature portrait, pendant, charm
WT I.ii.307
About his neck (Bohemia) who, if IAbout his neck, Bohemia; who, if I WT I.ii.308
Had Seruants true about me, that bare eyesHad servants true about me, that bare eyestrue (adj.)
reliable, trustworthy, dependable
WT I.ii.309
To see alike mine Honor, as their Profits,To see alike mine honour as their profits, WT I.ii.310
(Their owne particular Thrifts) they would doe thatTheir own particular thrifts, they would do thatthrift (n.)
profit, advantage, gain
WT I.ii.311
Which should vndoe more doing: I, and thouWhich should undo more doing. Ay, and thou, WT I.ii.312
His Cup-bearer, whom I from meaner formeHis cupbearer – whom I from meaner formmean (adj.)
of low rank, inferior in position, less important
WT I.ii.313
form (n.)

old form: forme
position, rank, status
Haue Bench'd, and rear'd to Worship, who may'st seeHave benched and reared to worship; who mayst seeworship (n.)
honour, distinction, repute
WT I.ii.314
bench (v.)

old form: Bench'd
give a position of honour, place in authority
Plainely, as Heauen sees Earth, and Earth sees Heauen,Plainly as heaven sees earth and earth sees heaven WT I.ii.315
How I am gall'd, might'st be-spice a Cup,How I am galled – mightst bespice a cupgall (v.)

old form: gall'd
vex, annoy, irritate
WT I.ii.316
bespice (v.)

old form: be-spice
season with a spice; poison
To giue mine Enemy a lasting Winke:To give mine enemy a lasting wink;wink (n.)

old form: Winke
closing of the eyes, shutting, sleep
WT I.ii.317
Which Draught to me, were cordiall.Which draught to me were cordial.cordial (adj.)

old form: cordiall
reviving, invigorating, restorative
WT I.ii.318.1
Sir (my Lord)Sir, my lord, WT I.ii.318.2
I could doe this, and that with no rash Potion,I could do this, and that with no rash potion,rash (adj.)
sudden, quickly acting, operating immediately
WT I.ii.319
But with a lingring Dram, that should not workeBut with a lingering dram that should not workdram (n.)
[small dose of] poison
WT I.ii.320
Maliciously, like Poyson: But I cannotMaliciously, like poison: but I cannotmaliciously (adv.)
violently, virulently, ragingly
WT I.ii.321
Beleeue this Crack to be in my dread MistresseBelieve this crack to be in my dread mistress,dread (adj.)
revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
WT I.ii.322
crack (n.)
flaw, defect, deficiency
(So soueraignely being Honorable.)So sovereignly being honourable.sovereignly (adv.)

old form: soueraignely
supremely, outstandingly, superlatively
WT I.ii.323
I haue lou'd thee,I have loved thee –  WT I.ii.324.1
Make that thy question, and goe rot:Make that thy question, and go rot!question (n.)
point at issue, problem, business
WT I.ii.324.2
Do'st thinke I am so muddy, so vnsetled,Dost think I am so muddy, so unsettled,muddy (adj.)
dull-witted, muddle-headed
WT I.ii.325
To appoint my selfe in this vexation? / SullyTo appoint my self in this vexation; sullyappoint (v.)
ordain, set up, establish
WT I.ii.326
the puritie and whitenesse of my SheetesThe purity and whiteness of my sheets –  WT I.ii.327
(Which to preserue, is Sleepe; which being spotted,Which to preserve is sleep, which being spottedspotted (adj.)
stained, blemished
WT I.ii.328
Is Goades, Thornes, Nettles, Tayles of Waspes)Is goads, thorns, nettles, tails of wasps; WT I.ii.329
Giue scandall to the blood o'th' Prince, my Sonne,Give scandal to the blood o'th' Prince, my son – scandal (n.)

old form: scandall
disgraceful reputation, scandalous imputation
WT I.ii.330
blood (n.)
nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
(Who I doe thinke is mine, and loue as mine)Who I do think is mine, and love as mine –  WT I.ii.331
Without ripe mouing to't? Would I doe this?Without ripe moving to't? Would I do this?ripe (adj.)
properly considered, fully thought out
WT I.ii.332
Could man so blench?Could man so blench?blench (v.)
swerve, turn aside, give way
WT I.ii.333.1
I must beleeue you (Sir)I must believe you, sir. WT I.ii.333.2
I doe, and will fetch off Bohemia for't:I do; and will fetch off Bohemia for't:fetch off (v.)
do away with, make an end of, kill
WT I.ii.334
Prouided, that when hee's remou'd, your HighnesseProvided that when he's removed your highness WT I.ii.335
Will take againe your Queene, as yours at first,Will take again your queen as yours at first, WT I.ii.336
Euen for your Sonnes sake, and thereby for sealingEven for your son's sake, and thereby for sealingseal (v.)
[unclear usage] seal up close, forestall, prevent
WT I.ii.337
forseal (v.)
[unclear usage] seal up close, forestall, prevent
The Iniurie of Tongues, in Courts and KingdomesThe injury of tongues in courts and kingdoms WT I.ii.338
Knowne, and ally'd to yours.Known and allied to yours. WT I.ii.339.1
Thou do'st aduise me,Thou dost advise me WT I.ii.339.2
Euen so as I mine owne course haue set downe:Even so as I mine own course have set down.course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
WT I.ii.340
Ile giue no blemish to her Honor, none.I'll give no blemish to her honour, none. WT I.ii.341
My Lord,My lord, WT I.ii.342
Goe then; and with a countenance as cleareGo then; and, with a countenance as clearclear (adj.)

old form: cleare
serene, cheerful, unclouded
WT I.ii.343
As Friendship weares at Feasts, keepe with Bohemia,As friendship wears at feasts, keep with Bohemia WT I.ii.344
And with your Queene: I am his Cup-bearer,And with your queen. I am his cupbearer. WT I.ii.345
If from me he haue wholesome Beueridge,If from me he have wholesome beverage, WT I.ii.346
Account me not your Seruant.Account me not your servant. WT I.ii.347.1
This is all:This is all. WT I.ii.347.2
Do't, and thou hast the one halfe of my heart;Do't and thou hast the one half of my heart; WT I.ii.348
Do't not, thou splitt'st thine owne.Do't not, thou split'st thine own. WT I.ii.349.1
Ile do't, my Lord.I'll do't, my lord. WT I.ii.349.2
I wil seeme friendly, as thou hast aduis'd me.I will seem friendly, as thou hast advised me. WT I.ii.350
ExitExit WT I.ii.350
O miserable Lady. But for me,O miserable lady! But, for me, WT I.ii.351
What case stand I in? I must be the poysonerWhat case stand I in? I must be the poisonercase (n.)
state, plight, situation, circumstance
WT I.ii.352
Of good Polixenes, and my ground to do't,Of good Polixenes, and my ground to do't WT I.ii.353
Is the obedience to a Master; one,Is the obedience to a master – one WT I.ii.354
Who in Rebellion with himselfe, will haueWho, in rebellion with himself, will have WT I.ii.355
All that are his, so too. To doe this deed,All that are his so too. To do this deed, WT I.ii.356
Promotion followes: If I could find examplePromotion follows. If I could find example WT I.ii.357
Of thousand's that had struck anoynted Kings,Of thousands that had struck anointed kings WT I.ii.358
And flourish'd after, Il'd not do't: But sinceAnd flourished after, I'd not do't; but since WT I.ii.359
Nor Brasse, nor Stone, nor Parchment beares not one,Nor brass, nor stone, nor parchment bears not one, WT I.ii.360
Let Villanie it selfe forswear't. I mustLet villainy itself forswear't. I mustforswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
WT I.ii.361
Forsake the Court: to do't, or no, is certaineForsake the court: to do't or no is certain WT I.ii.362
To me a breake-neck. Happy Starre raigne now,To me a break-neck. Happy star reign now!break-neck (n.)

old form: breake-neck
total ruin, destruction, disaster
WT I.ii.363
Here comes Bohemia. Here comes Bohemia. WT I.ii.364.1
Enter Polixenes.Enter Polixenes WT I.ii.364
This is strange: Me thinkesThis is strange: methinksmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
it seems / seemed to me
WT I.ii.364.2
My fauor here begins to warpe. Not speake?My favour here begins to warp. Not speak?warp (v.)

old form: warpe
reduce, shrink, lessen
WT I.ii.365
favour (n.)

old form: fauor
friendship, good will, friendly regard
Good day Camillo.Good day, Camillo. WT I.ii.366.1
Hayle most Royall Sir.Hail, most royal sir! WT I.ii.366.2
What is the Newes i'th' Court?What is the news i'th' court? WT I.ii.367.1
None rare (my Lord.)None rare, my lord.rare (adj.)
unusual, striking, exceptional
WT I.ii.367.2
The King hath on him such a countenance,The King hath on him such a countenance WT I.ii.368
As he had lost some Prouince, and a RegionAs he had lost some province, and a region WT I.ii.369
Lou'd, as he loues himselfe: euen now I met himLoved as he loves himself: even now I met him WT I.ii.370
With customarie complement, when heeWith customary compliment, when he, WT I.ii.371
Wafting his eyes to th' contrary, and fallingWafting his eyes to th' contrary, and fallingwaft (v.)
turn derisively, direct scornfully
WT I.ii.372
fall (v.)
drop, descend, let fall
contrary (n.)
opposite direction, other way
A Lippe of much contempt, speedes from me, andA lip of much contempt, speeds from me, and WT I.ii.373
So leaues me, to consider what is breeding,So leaves me to consider what is breedingbreed (v.), past form bred
develop, go on, happen
WT I.ii.374
That changes thus his Manners.That changes thus his manners. WT I.ii.375
I dare not know (my Lord.)I dare not know, my lord. WT I.ii.376
How, dare not? doe not? doe you know, and dare not?How, dare not? Do not? Do you know and dare not WT I.ii.377
Be intelligent to me, 'tis thereabouts:Be intelligent to me? 'Tis thereabouts;intelligent (adj.)
communicative, forthcoming, candid
WT I.ii.378
For to your selfe, what you doe know, you must,For to yourself what you do know you must, WT I.ii.379
And cannot say, you dare not. Good Camillo,And cannot say you dare not. Good Camillo, WT I.ii.380
Your chang'd complexions are to me a Mirror,Your changed complexions are to me a mirrorcomplexion (n.)
appearance, look, colouring
WT I.ii.381
Which shewes me mine chang'd too: for I must beWhich shows me mine changed too: for I must be WT I.ii.382
A partie in this alteration, findingA party in this alteration, findingparty (n.)

old form: partie
participant, accessory, supporter
WT I.ii.383
My selfe thus alter'd with't.Myself thus altered with't. WT I.ii.384.1
There is a sicknesseThere is a sickness WT I.ii.384.2
Which puts some of vs in distemper, butWhich puts some of us in distemper, butdistemper (n.)
bad temper, cross mood
WT I.ii.385
I cannot name the Disease, and it is caughtI cannot name the disease; and it is caught WT I.ii.386
Of you, that yet are well.Of you, that yet are well. WT I.ii.387.1
How caught of me?How! Caught of me? WT I.ii.387.2
Make me not sighted like the Basilisque.Make me not sighted like the basilisk.basilisk (n.)

old form: Basilisque
mythical serpent which killed with its look
WT I.ii.388
I haue look'd on thousands, who haue sped the betterI have looked on thousands who have sped the better WT I.ii.389
By my regard, but kill'd none so: Camillo,By my regard, but killed none so. Camillo, WT I.ii.390
As you are certainely a Gentleman, theretoAs you are certainly a gentleman, thereto WT I.ii.391
Clerke-like experienc'd, which no lesse adornesClerk-like experienced, which no less adornsclerk-like (adv.)

old form: Clerke-like
in the ways of learning, in scholarly ways
WT I.ii.392
Our Gentry, then our Parents Noble Names,Our gentry than our parents' noble names,gentry (n.)
position of gentleman, high rank
WT I.ii.393
In whose successe we are gentle: I beseech you,In whose success we are gentle: I beseech you,success (n.)
succession, lineage, inheritance
WT I.ii.394
gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
If you know ought which do's behoue my knowledge,If you know aught which does behove my knowledgeaught (n.)

old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
WT I.ii.395
behove (v.)

old form: behoue
befits, be appropriate to, be due to
Thereof to be inform'd, imprison't notThereof to be informed, imprison't not WT I.ii.396
In ignorant concealement.In ignorant concealment.ignorant (adj.)
that keeps one in ignorance
WT I.ii.397.1
I may not answere.I may not answer. WT I.ii.397.2
A Sicknesse caught of me, and yet I well?A sickness caught of me, and yet I well? WT I.ii.398
I must be answer'd. Do'st thou heare Camillo,I must be answered. Dost thou hear, Camillo? WT I.ii.399
I coniure thee, by all the parts of man,I conjure thee, by all the parts of manconjure (v.)

old form: coniure
ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
WT I.ii.400
Which Honor do's acknowledge, whereof the leastWhich honour does acknowledge, whereof the least WT I.ii.401
Is not this Suit of mine, that thou declareIs not this suit of mine, that thou declaresuit (n.)
formal request, entreaty, petition
WT I.ii.402
What incidencie thou do'st ghesse of harmeWhat incidency thou dost guess of harmincidency (n.)

old form: incidencie
incident, event, occurrence
WT I.ii.403
Is creeping toward me; how farre off, how neere,Is creeping toward me; how far off, how near; WT I.ii.404
Which way to be preuented, if to be:Which way to be prevented, if to be; WT I.ii.405
If not, how best to beare it.If not, how best to bear it. WT I.ii.406.1
Sir, I will tell you,Sir, I will tell you, WT I.ii.406.2
Since I am charg'd in Honor, and by himSince I am charged in honour, and by him WT I.ii.407
That I thinke Honorable: therefore marke my counsaile,That I think honourable. Therefore mark my counsel,mark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
WT I.ii.408
Which must be eu'n as swiftly followed, asWhich must be ev'n as swiftly followed as WT I.ii.409
I meane to vtter it; or both your selfe, and me,I mean to utter it, or both yourself and me WT I.ii.410
Cry lost, and so good night.Cry lost, and so good night.good night
[as farewell] we bid each other a last farewell
WT I.ii.411.1
cry (v.)
speak loudly, shout out, proclaim
On, good Camillo.On, good Camillo. WT I.ii.411.2
I am appointed him to murther you.I am appointed him to murder you. WT I.ii.412
By whom, Camillo?By whom, Camillo? WT I.ii.413.1
By the King.By the King. WT I.ii.413.2
For what?For what? WT I.ii.413.3
He thinkes, nay with all confidence he sweares,He thinks, nay, with all confidence he swears, WT I.ii.414
As he had seen't, or beene an InstrumentAs he had seen't, or been an instrument WT I.ii.415
To vice you to't, that you haue toucht his QueeneTo vice you to't, that you have touched his queenvice (v.)
force, constrain, press hard
WT I.ii.416
Forbiddenly.Forbiddenly. WT I.ii.417.1
Oh then, my best blood turneO, then my best blood turn WT I.ii.417.2
To an infected Gelly, and my NameTo an infected jelly, and my name WT I.ii.418
Be yoak'd with his, that did betray the Best:Be yoked with his that did betray the Best!Best, the (n.)
Jesus Christ
WT I.ii.419
Turne then my freshest Reputation toTurn then my freshest reputation to WT I.ii.420
A sauour, that may strike the dullest NosthrillA savour that may strike the dullest nostrilsavour (n.)

old form: sauour
smell, stench, stink
WT I.ii.421
dull (adj.)
insensitive, incapable of sensation
Where I arriue, and my approch be shun'd,Where I arrive, and my approach be shunned, WT I.ii.422
Nay hated too, worse then the great'st InfectionNay, hated too, worse than the great'st infection WT I.ii.423
That ere was heard, or read.That e'er was heard or read! WT I.ii.424.1
Sweare his thought ouerSwear his thought overswear over (v.)
[unclear usage] swear in opposition to, disavow, deny
WT I.ii.424.2
By each particular Starre in Heauen, andBy each particular star in heaven and WT I.ii.425
By all their Influences; you may as wellBy all their influences, you may as well WT I.ii.426
Forbid the Sea for to obey the Moone,Forbid the sea for to obey the moon WT I.ii.427
As (or by Oath) remoue, or (Counsaile) shakeAs or by oath remove or counsel shake WT I.ii.428
The Fabrick of his Folly, whose foundationThe fabric of his folly, whose foundationfabric (n.)

old form: Fabrick
building, edifice
WT I.ii.429
Is pyl'd vpon his Faith, and will continueIs piled upon his faith, and will continue WT I.ii.430
The standing of his Body.The standing of his body.standing (n.)
continuing existence, duration
WT I.ii.431.1
How should this grow?How should this grow?grow (v.)
arise, come into existence
WT I.ii.431.2
I know not: but I am sure 'tis safer toI know not; but I am sure 'tis safer to WT I.ii.432
Auoid what's growne, then question how 'tis borne.Avoid what's grown than question how 'tis born. WT I.ii.433
If therefore you dare trust my honestie,If therefore you dare trust my honesty, WT I.ii.434
That lyes enclosed in this Trunke, which youThat lies enclosed in this trunk, which youtrunk (n.)

old form: Trunke
body, form, frame
WT I.ii.435
Shall beare along impawnd, away to Night,Shall bear along impawned, away tonight!impawn (v.)

old form: impawnd
pledge as security, put in pawn, commit
WT I.ii.436
Your Followers I will whisper to the Businesse,Your followers I will whisper to the business, WT I.ii.437
And will by twoes, and threes, at seuerall Posternes,And will by twos and threes, at several posterns,postern (n.)

old form: Posternes
entrance, side gate, back door
WT I.ii.438
several (adj.)

old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
Cleare them o'th' Citie: For my selfe, Ile putClear them o'th' city. For myself, I'll put WT I.ii.439
My fortunes to your seruice (which are hereMy fortunes to your service, which are here WT I.ii.440
By this discouerie lost.) Be not vncertaine,By this discovery lost. Be not uncertain,discovery (n.)

old form: discouerie
disclosure, admission, revelation
WT I.ii.441
For by the honor of my Parents, IFor, by the honour of my parents, I WT I.ii.442
Haue vttred Truth: which if you seeke to proue,Have uttered truth; which if you seek to prove,prove (v.)

old form: proue
test, try out, make trial [of]
WT I.ii.443
I dare not stand by; nor shall you be safer,I dare not stand by; nor shall you be safer WT I.ii.444
Then one condemnd by the Kings owne mouth: / ThereonThan one condemned by the King's own mouth, thereon WT I.ii.445
his Execution sworne.His execution sworn. WT I.ii.446.1
I doe beleeue thee:I do believe thee: WT I.ii.446.2
I saw his heart in's face. Giue me thy hand,I saw his heart in's face. Give me thy hand. WT I.ii.447
Be Pilot to me, and thy places shallBe pilot to me, and thy places shallplace (n.)
dignity, honour, privilege
WT I.ii.448
place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
Still neighbour mine. My Ships are ready, andStill neighbour mine. My ships are ready, andstill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
WT I.ii.449
My people did expect my hence departureMy people did expect my hence departure WT I.ii.450
Two dayes agoe. This IealousieTwo days ago. This jealousy WT I.ii.451
Is for a precious Creature: as shee's rare,Is for a precious creature; as she's rare WT I.ii.452
Must it be great; and, as his Person's mightie,Must it be great; and as his person's mighty WT I.ii.453
Must it be violent: and, as he do's conceiue,Must it be violent; and as he does conceive WT I.ii.454
He is dishonor'd by a man, which euerHe is dishonoured by a man which ever WT I.ii.455
Profess'd to him: why his Reuenges mustProfessed to him, why, his revenges mustprofess (v.)

old form: Profess'd
profess friendship, declare attachment
WT I.ii.456
In that be made more bitter. Feare ore-shades me:In that be made more bitter. Fear o'ershades me.overshade (v.)

old form: ore-shades
overshadow, cast a gloom over
WT I.ii.457
Good Expedition be my friend, and comfortGood expedition be my friend and comfortexpedition (n.)
prompt departure, sudden leaving
WT I.ii.458
The gracious Queene, part of his Theame; but nothingThe gracious Queen, part of his theme, but nothingtheme (n.)

old form: Theame
reason for acting, ground of belief
WT I.ii.459
Of his ill-ta'ne suspition. Come Camillo,Of his ill-ta'en suspicion! Come, Camillo,ill-ta'en (adj.)

old form: ill-ta'ne
[ill-taken] unfounded, unwarranted, badly grounded
WT I.ii.460
I will respect thee as a Father, ifI will respect thee as a father if WT I.ii.461
Thou bear'st my life off, hence: Let vs auoid.Thou bear'st my life off. Hence! Let us avoid.avoid (v.)

old form: auoid
be off, be gone, go away
WT I.ii.462
It is in mine authoritie to commandIt is in mine authority to command WT I.ii.463
The Keyes of all the Posternes: Please your HighnesseThe keys of all the posterns. Please your highnesspostern (n.)

old form: Posternes
entrance, side gate, back door
WT I.ii.464
To take the vrgent houre. Come Sir, away. To take the urgent hour. Come, sir, away. WT I.ii.465
Exeunt.Exeunt WT I.ii.465
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