The Winter's Tale

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Enter Florizell, Perdita, Shepherd, Clowne, Polixenes, Camillo,Mopsa, Dorcas, Seruants, Autolicus.Enter Florizel and Perdita WT IV.iv.1.1
These your vnvsuall weeds, to each part of youThese your unusual weeds to each part of youweed (n.)
(plural) garments, dress, clothes
WT IV.iv.1
Do's giue a life: no Shepherdesse, but FloraDoes give a life: no shepherdess, but FloraFlora (n.)
Roman goddess of flowers, who appears with the spring
WT IV.iv.2
Peering in Aprils front. This your sheepe-shearing,Peering in April's front. This your sheep-shearingpeer (v.)
appear, come into sight
WT IV.iv.3
front (n.)
beginning, start, opening
Is as a meeting of the petty Gods,Is as a meeting of the petty gods,petty (adj.)
minor, subordinate, inferior
WT IV.iv.4
And you the Queene on't.And you the queen on't. WT IV.iv.5.1
Sir: my gracious Lord,Sir, my gracious lord, WT IV.iv.5.2
To chide at your extreames, it not becomes me:To chide at your extremes it not becomes me – chide (v.), past form chid
scold, rebuke, reprove
WT IV.iv.6
extreme (n.)

old form: extreames
outrageous behaviour, extravagance, exaggeration
become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
(Oh pardon, that I name them:) your high selfeO, pardon that I name them: your high self, WT IV.iv.7
The gracious marke o'th' Land, you haue obscur'dThe gracious mark o'th' land, you have obscuredmark (n.)

old form: marke
notable sight, object of serious attention
WT IV.iv.8
With a Swaines wearing: and me (poore lowly Maide)With a swain's wearing, and me, poor lowly maid,wearing (n.)
clothing, dress, garments
WT IV.iv.9
swain (n.)

old form: Swaines
rustic, country person, shepherd
Most Goddesse-like prank'd vp: But that our FeastsMost goddess-like pranked up. But that our feastsprank up (v.)

old form: prank'd vp
dress up, deck out, bedeck
WT IV.iv.10
In euery Messe, haue folly; and the FeedersIn every mess have folly, and the feedersmess (n.)

old form: Messe
small group of people eating together
WT IV.iv.11
Digest with a Custome, I should blushDigest it with accustom, I should blushdigest, disgest (v.)
endure, brook, put up with
WT IV.iv.12
accustom (n.)
custom, habit, routine
To see you so attyr'd: sworne I thinke,To see you so attired, swoon, I think,swoon (v.)
WT IV.iv.13
To shew my selfe a glasse.To show myself a (n.)

old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
WT IV.iv.14.1
I blesse the timeI bless the time WT IV.iv.14.2
When my good Falcon, made her flight acrosseWhen my good falcon made her flight across WT IV.iv.15
Thy Fathers ground.Thy father's ground. WT IV.iv.16.1
Now Ioue affoord you cause:Now Jove afford you cause!Jove (n.)
[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
WT IV.iv.16.2
To me the difference forges dread (your GreatnesseTo me the difference forges dread; your greatness WT IV.iv.17
Hath not beene vs'd to feare:) euen now I trembleHath not been used to fear. Even now I tremble WT IV.iv.18
To thinke your Father, by some accidentTo think your father by some accident WT IV.iv.19
Should passe this way, as you did: Oh the Fates,Should pass this way, as you did. O, the Fates!Fates (n.)
trio of goddesses who control human destiny: Atropos (‘the inflexible’) cuts the thread of life allotted and spun by Lachesis (‘the distributor’) and Clotho (‘the spinner’)
WT IV.iv.20
How would he looke, to see his worke, so noble,How would he look to see his work, so noble, WT IV.iv.21
Vildely bound vp? What would he say? Or howVilely bound up? What would he say? Or howvilely, vildly (adv.)

old form: Vildely
shamefully, wretchedly, meanly
WT IV.iv.22
Should I (in these my borrowed Flaunts) beholdShould I, in these my borrowed flaunts, beholdflaunt (n.)
finery, ostentatious clothing, trappings
WT IV.iv.23
The sternnesse of his presence?The sternness of his presence? WT IV.iv.24.1
ApprehendApprehend WT IV.iv.24.2
Nothing but iollity: the Goddes themseluesNothing but jollity. The gods themselves, WT IV.iv.25
(Humbling their Deities to loue) haue takenHumbling their deities to love, have taken WT IV.iv.26
The shapes of Beasts vpon them. Iupiter,The shapes of beasts upon them: JupiterJupiter, Jove (n.)
Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
WT IV.iv.27
Became a Bull, and bellow'd: the greene NeptuneBecame a bull, and bellowed; the green NeptuneNeptune
Roman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
WT IV.iv.28
A Ram, and bleated: and the Fire-roab'd-GodA ram, and bleated; and the fire-robed god, WT IV.iv.29
Golden Apollo, a poore humble Swaine,Golden Apollo, a poor, humble swain,swain (n.)

old form: Swaine
rustic, country person, shepherd
WT IV.iv.30
Apollo (n.)
Greek sun god, who pulls the sun across the sky in a horse-drawn chariot; god of prophecy [speaking through the Delphi oracle, poetry, music, archery, and healing
As I seeme now. Their transformations,As I seem now. Their transformations WT IV.iv.31
Were neuer for a peece of beauty, rarer,Were never for a piece of beauty rarer,piece (n.)

old form: peece
creature, individual, person, woman
WT IV.iv.32
rare (adj.)
unusual, striking, exceptional
Nor in a way so chaste: since my desiresNor in a way so chaste, since my desires WT IV.iv.33
Run not before mine honor: nor my LustsRun not before mine honour, nor my lusts WT IV.iv.34
Burne hotter then my Faith.Burn hotter than my (n.)
promise, assurance, pledge
WT IV.iv.35.1
O but Sir,O, but sir, WT IV.iv.35.2
Your resolution cannot hold, when 'tisYour resolution cannot hold when 'tis WT IV.iv.36
Oppos'd (as it must be) by th' powre of the King:Opposed, as it must be, by th' power of the King.power (n.)

old form: powre
authority, government
WT IV.iv.37
One of these two must be necessities,One of these two must be necessities,necessity (n.)
unavoidable event
WT IV.iv.38
Which then will speake, that you must change this purpose,Which then will speak: that you must change this purposepurpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
WT IV.iv.39
Or I my life.Or I my life. WT IV.iv.40.1
Thou deer'st Perdita,Thou dearest Perdita, WT IV.iv.40.2
With these forc'd thoughts, I prethee darken notWith these forced thoughts, I prithee, darken notforced (adj.)

old form: forc'd
strained, uneasy, unnatural
WT IV.iv.41
The Mirth o'th' Feast: Or Ile be thine (my Faire)The mirth o'th' feast. Or I'll be thine, my fair, WT IV.iv.42
Or not my Fathers. For I cannot beOr not my father's. For I cannot be WT IV.iv.43
Mine owne, nor any thing to any, ifMine own, nor anything to any, if WT IV.iv.44
I be not thine. To this I am most constant,I be not thine. To this I am most constant, WT IV.iv.45
Though destiny say no. Be merry (Gentle)Though destiny say no. Be merry, gentle;gentle (n.)
[polite intimate address] dear one
WT IV.iv.46
Strangle such thoughts as these, with any thingStrangle such thoughts as these with anythingstrangle (v.)
quench, eclipse, stifle
WT IV.iv.47
That you behold the while. Your guests are comming:That you behold the while. Your guests are coming: WT IV.iv.48
Lift vp your countenance, as it were the dayLift up your countenance as it were the day WT IV.iv.49
Of celebration of that nuptiall, whichOf celebration of that nuptial which WT IV.iv.50
We two haue sworne shall come.We two have sworn shall come. WT IV.iv.51.1
O Lady Fortune,O lady Fortune,Fortune (n.)
Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning-wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
WT IV.iv.51.2
Stand you auspicious.Stand you auspicious! WT IV.iv.52.1
See, your Guests approach,See, your guests approach. WT IV.iv.52.2
Addresse your selfe to entertaine them sprightly,Address yourself to entertain them sprightly,entertain (v.)

old form: entertaine
welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
WT IV.iv.53
sprightly, spritely (adv.)
cheerfully, merrily, in a lively way
address (v.)

old form: Addresse
prepare, make ready, poise to act
And let's be red with mirth.And let's be red with mirth. WT IV.iv.54
Enter Shepherd, with Polixenes and Camillo, disguised; WT IV.iv.55.1
Clown, Mopsa, Dorcas, and others WT IV.iv.55.2
Fy (daughter) when my old wife liu'd: vponFie, daughter! When my old wife lived, upon WT IV.iv.55
This day, she was both Pantler, Butler, Cooke,This day she was both pantler, butler, cook;pantler (n.)
servant in charge of the bread, pantryman
WT IV.iv.56
butler (n.)
servant in charge of the wine cellar
Both Dame and Seruant: Welcom'd all: seru'd all,Both dame and servant; welcomed all, served all;dame (n.)
mistress of a household, lady of the house
WT IV.iv.57
Would sing her song, and dance her turne: now heereWould sing her song and dance her turn; now here, WT IV.iv.58
At vpper end o'th Table; now, i'th middle:At upper end o'th' table, now i'th' middle; WT IV.iv.59
On his shoulder, and his: her face o' fireOn his shoulder, and his; her face o' fire WT IV.iv.60
With labour, and the thing she tooke to quench itWith labour, and the thing she took to quench it: WT IV.iv.61
She would to each one sip. You are retyred,She would to each one sip. You are retired,retired (adj.)

old form: retyred
retiring, reserved, withdrawn
WT IV.iv.62
sip (v.)
drink, propose a toast
As if you were a feasted one: and notAs if you were a feasted one and not WT IV.iv.63
The Hostesse of the meeting: Pray you bidThe hostess of the meeting. Pray you, bid WT IV.iv.64
These vnknowne friends to's welcome, for it isThese unknown friends to's welcome, for it is WT IV.iv.65
A way to make vs better Friends, more knowne.A way to make us better friends, more known.known (adj.)

old form: knowne
well-acquainted, familiar to each other
WT IV.iv.66
Come, quench your blushes, and present your selfeCome, quench your blushes and present yourself WT IV.iv.67
That which you are, Mistris o'th' Feast. Come on,That which you are, Mistress o'th' Feast. Come on, WT IV.iv.68
And bid vs welcome to your sheepe-shearing,And bid us welcome to your sheep-shearing, WT IV.iv.69
As your good flocke shall prosper.As your good flock shall prosper. WT IV.iv.70.1
(to Polixenes) WT IV.iv.70
Sir, welcome:Sir, welcome. WT IV.iv.70.2
It is my Fathers will, I should take on meeIt is my father's will I should take on me WT IV.iv.71
The Hostesseship o'th' day: you're welcome sir.The hostess-ship o'th' day. (To Camillo) You're welcome, sir. WT IV.iv.72
Giue me those Flowres there (Dorcas.) Reuerend Sirs,Give me those flowers there, Dorcas. Reverend sirs, WT IV.iv.73
For you, there's Rosemary, and Rue, these keepeFor you there's rosemary and rue; these keeprue (n.)
aromatic shrub, associated with repentance, pity
WT IV.iv.74
rosemary (n.)
aromatic shrub, associated with remembering
Seeming, and sauour all the Winter long:Seeming and savour all the winter long:seeming (n.)
appearance, look, aspect
WT IV.iv.75
savour (n.)

old form: sauour
scent, fragrance, smell
Grace, and Remembrance be to you both,Grace and remembrance be to you both,remembrance (n.)
memory, bringing to mind, recollection
WT IV.iv.76
And welcome to our Shearing.And welcome to our shearing! WT IV.iv.77.1
Shepherdesse,Shepherdess –  WT IV.iv.77.2
(A faire one are you:) well you fit our agesA fair one are you – well you fit our ages WT IV.iv.78
With flowres of Winter.With flowers of winter. WT IV.iv.79.1
Sir, the yeare growing ancient,Sir, the year growing ancient, WT IV.iv.79.2
Not yet on summers death, nor on the birthNot yet on summer's death nor on the birth WT IV.iv.80
Of trembling winter, the fayrest flowres o'th seasonOf trembling winter, the fairest flowers o'th' season WT IV.iv.81
Are our Carnations, and streak'd Gilly-vors,Are our carnations and streaked gillyvors,gillyvor (n.)

old form: Gilly-vors
gillyflower, clove-scented pink
WT IV.iv.82
(Which some call Natures bastards) of that kindWhich some call Nature's bastards; of that kindbastard (n.)
hybrid, cross-breed, mixed variety
WT IV.iv.83
Our rusticke Gardens barren, and I care notOur rustic garden's barren, and I care not WT IV.iv.84
To get slips of them.To get slips of them.slip (n.)
seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
WT IV.iv.85.1
Wherefore (gentle Maiden)Wherefore, gentle maiden,gentle (adj.)
courteous, friendly, kind
WT IV.iv.85.2
Do you neglect them.Do you neglect them? WT IV.iv.86.1
For I haue heard it said,For I have heard it said WT IV.iv.86.2
There is an Art, which in their pidenesse sharesThere is an art which in their piedness sharespiedness (n.)

old form: pidenesse
diverse colouring, multi-coloured character
WT IV.iv.87
With great creating-Nature.With great creating Nature.nature (n.)
natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
WT IV.iv.88.1
Say there be:Say there be; WT IV.iv.88.2
Yet Nature is made better by no meane,Yet Nature is made better by no meanmean (n.)

old form: meane
means, way, method
WT IV.iv.89
But Nature makes that Meane: so ouer that Art,But Nature makes that mean; so over that art WT IV.iv.90
(Which you say addes to Nature) is an ArtWhich you say adds to Nature is an art WT IV.iv.91
That Nature makes: you see (sweet Maid) we marryThat Nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry WT IV.iv.92
A gentler Sien, to the wildest Stocke,A gentler scion to the wildest stock,scion (n.)

old form: Sien
shoot, graft, limb
WT IV.iv.93
gentle (adj.)
refined, discriminating, sophisticated
And make conceyue a barke of baser kindeAnd make conceive a bark of baser kindbase (adj.)
poor, wretched, of low quality
WT IV.iv.94
By bud of Nobler race. This is an ArtBy bud of nobler race. This is an art WT IV.iv.95
Which do's mend Nature: change it rather, butWhich does mend Nature – change it, rather – but WT IV.iv.96
The Art it selfe, is Nature.The art itself is Nature. WT IV.iv.97.1
So it is.So it is. WT IV.iv.97.2
Then make you Garden rich in Gilly' vors,Then make your garden rich in gillyvors,gillyvor (n.)

old form: Gilly' vors
gillyflower, clove-scented pink
WT IV.iv.98
And do not call them bastards.And do not call them bastards.bastard (n.)
hybrid, cross-breed, mixed variety
WT IV.iv.99.1
Ile not putI'll not put WT IV.iv.99.2
The Dible in earth, to set one slip of them:The dibble in earth to set one slip of them:slip (n.)
seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
WT IV.iv.100
No more then were I painted, I would wishNo more than, were I painted, I would wish WT IV.iv.101
This youth should say 'twer well: and onely thereforeThis youth should say 'twere well, and only therefore WT IV.iv.102
Desire to breed by me. Here's flowres for you:Desire to breed by me. Here's flowers for you: WT IV.iv.103
Hot Lauender, Mints, Sauory, Mariorum,Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; WT IV.iv.104
The Mary-gold, that goes to bed with' Sun,The marigold, that goes to bed with' sun WT IV.iv.105
And with him rises, weeping: These are flowresAnd with him rises weeping; these are flowers WT IV.iv.106
Of middle summer, and I thinke they are giuenOf middle summer, and I think they are given WT IV.iv.107
To men of middle age. Y'are very welcome.To men of middle age. Y'are very welcome. WT IV.iv.108
I should leaue grasing, were I of your flocke,I should leave grazing, were I of your flock, WT IV.iv.109
And onely liue by gazing.And only live by gazing. WT IV.iv.110.1
Out alas:Out, alas! WT IV.iv.110.2
You'ld be so leane, that blasts of IanuaryYou'd be so lean that blasts of January WT IV.iv.111
Would blow you through and through. Now my fairst Friend, Would blow you through and through. (To Florizel) WT IV.iv.112.1
I would I had some Flowres o'th Spring, that mightI would I had some flowers o'th' spring, that might WT IV.iv.113
Become your time of day: and yours, and yours,Become your time of day – (to the Shepherdesses)become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
WT IV.iv.114.1
That weare vpon your Virgin-branches yetThat wear upon your virgin branches yet WT IV.iv.115
Your Maiden-heads growing: O Proserpina,Your maidenheads growing. O Proserpina,Proserpine, Proserpina (n.)
daughter of the corn-goddess Ceres; Hades, king of the Underworld, abducted her and made her his queen
WT IV.iv.116
For the Flowres now, that (frighted) thou let'st fallFor the flowers now that, frighted, thou let'st fallfright (v.), past form frighted
frighten, scare, terrify
WT IV.iv.117
frighted (adj.)
frightened, terrified, scared
From Dysses Waggon: Daffadils,From Dis's waggon! Daffodils,waggon, wagon (n.)
carriage, coach
WT IV.iv.118
Dis (n.)
Roman god of the underworld; another name for Pluto
That come before the Swallow dares, and takeThat come before the swallow dares, and taketake (v.)
captivate, delight, enrapture
WT IV.iv.119
The windes of March with beauty: Violets dim,The winds of March with beauty; violets, dim,dim (adj.)
dull, pale-coloured, lacking lustre
WT IV.iv.120
But sweeter then the lids of Iuno's eyes,But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyesJuno (n.)
Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
WT IV.iv.121
Or Cytherea's breath) pale Prime-roses,Or Cytherea's breath; pale primroses,Cytherea (n.)
Roman goddess of beauty and love
WT IV.iv.122
That dye vnmarried, ere they can beholdThat die unmarried ere they can behold WT IV.iv.123
Bright Phoebus in his strength (a MaladieBright Phoebus in his strength – a maladyPhoebus (n.)
[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
WT IV.iv.124
Most incident to Maids:) bold Oxlips, andMost incident to maids; bold oxlips andincident (adj.)
likely to happen, applicable, natural
WT IV.iv.125
The Crowne Imperiall: Lillies of all kinds,The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, WT IV.iv.126
(The Flowre-de-Luce being one.) O, these I lacke,The flower-de-luce being one: O, these I lack WT IV.iv.127
To make you Garlands of) and my sweet friend,To make you garlands of, and my sweet friend WT IV.iv.128
To strew him o're, and ore.To strew him o'er and o'er! WT IV.iv.129.1
What? like a Coarse?What, like a corse?corse (n.)
corpse, dead body
WT IV.iv.129.2
No, like a banke, for Loue to lye, and play on:No, like a bank for Love to lie and play on, WT IV.iv.130
Not like a Coarse: or if: not to be buried,Not like a corse; or if, not to be buried, WT IV.iv.131
But quicke, and in mine armes. Come, take your flours,But quick and in mine arms. Come, take your flowers.quick (adv.)

old form: quicke
WT IV.iv.132
Me thinkes I play as I haue seene them doMethinks I play as I have seen them domethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
WT IV.iv.133
In Whitson-Pastorals: Sure this Robe of mineIn Whitsun pastorals: sure this robe of minepastoral (n.)
pastoral play, theatrical event on a rural theme
WT IV.iv.134
Whitsun (n.)
in Christian tradition, the feast of Pentecost
Do's change my disposition:Does change my disposition.disposition (n.)
natural temperament, normal state of mind
WT IV.iv.135.1
What you do,What you do WT IV.iv.135.2
Still betters what is done. When you speake (Sweet)Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
WT IV.iv.136
I'ld haue you do it euer: When you sing,I'd have you do it ever; when you sing, WT IV.iv.137
I'ld haue you buy, and sell so: so giue Almes,I'd have you buy and sell so, so give alms, WT IV.iv.138
Pray so: and for the ord'ring your Affayres,Pray so, and, for the ord'ring your affairs, WT IV.iv.139
To sing them too. When you do dance, I wish youTo sing them too; when you do dance, I wish you WT IV.iv.140
A waue o'th Sea, that you might euer doA wave o'th' sea, that you might ever do WT IV.iv.141
Nothing but that: moue still, still so:Nothing but that – move still, still so, WT IV.iv.142
And owne no other Function. Each your doing,And own no other function. Each your doing, WT IV.iv.143
(So singular, in each particular)So singular in each particular,singular (adj.)
unmatched, pre-eminent, outstanding
WT IV.iv.144
Crownes what you are doing, in the present deeds,Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds, WT IV.iv.145
That all your Actes, are Queenes.That all your acts are queens. WT IV.iv.146.1
O Doricles,O Doricles, WT IV.iv.146.2
Your praises are too large: but that your youthYour praises are too large. But that your youthlarge (adj.)
generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
WT IV.iv.147
And the true blood which peepes fairely through't,And the true blood which peeps fairly through'tblood (n.)
nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
WT IV.iv.148
Do plainly giue you out an vnstain'd ShepherdDo plainly give you out an unstained shepherd, WT IV.iv.149
With wisedome, I might feare (my Doricles)With wisdom I might fear, my Doricles, WT IV.iv.150
You woo'd me the false way.You wooed me the false way.false (adj.)
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
WT IV.iv.151.1
I thinke you haueI think you have WT IV.iv.151.2
As little skill to feare, as I haue purposeAs little skill to fear as I have purposepurpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
WT IV.iv.152
skill (n.)
reason, cause, ground
To put you to't. But come, our dance I pray,To put you to't. But come, our dance, I pray. WT IV.iv.153
Your hand (my Perdita:) so Turtles paireYour hand, my Perdita: so turtles pair,turtle (n.)
turtle-dove, lover
WT IV.iv.154
That neuer meane to part.That never mean to part. WT IV.iv.155.1
Ile sweare for 'em.I'll swear for 'em. WT IV.iv.155.2
This is the prettiest Low-borne Lasse, that euerThis is the prettiest low-born lass that ever WT IV.iv.156
Ran on the greene-sord: Nothing she do's, or seemesRan on the greensward: nothing she does or seems WT IV.iv.157
But smackes of something greater then her selfe,But smacks of something greater than herself, WT IV.iv.158
Too Noble for this place.Too noble for this place. WT IV.iv.159.1
He tels her somethingHe tells her something WT IV.iv.159.2
That makes her blood looke on't: Good sooth she isThat makes her blood look out. Good sooth, she issooth (n.)
truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]
WT IV.iv.160
The Queene of Curds and Creame.The queen of curds and cream. WT IV.iv.161
Come on: strike vp.Come on, strike up! WT IV.iv.162
Dorcas. DORCAS 
Mopsa must be your Mistris: marry Garlick to Mopsa must be your mistress. Marry, garlic tomarry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
WT IV.iv.163
mend her kissing with.mend her kissing with!mend (v.)
amend, improve, make better, put right
WT IV.iv.164
Now in good time.Now, in good time!time, in good
what a question!, how dare you!
WT IV.iv.165
Not a word, a word, we stand vpon our manners,Not a word, a word: we stand upon our manners.stand upon (v.)

old form: vpon
make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
WT IV.iv.166
Come, strike vp.Come, strike up! WT IV.iv.167
Heere a Daunce of Shepheards and Shephearddesses.Music. A dance of Shepherds and Shepherdesses WT IV.iv.168.1
Pray good Shepheard, what faire Swaine is this,Pray, good shepherd, what fair swain is thisswain (n.)
man, youth, young fellow
WT IV.iv.168
Which dances with your daughter?Which dances with your daughter? WT IV.iv.169
They call him Doricles, and boasts himselfeThey call him Doricles, and boasts himself WT IV.iv.170
To haue a worthy Feeding; but I haue itTo have a worthy feeding; but I have itworthy (adj.)
of worth, of value, deserving
WT IV.iv.171
feeding (n.)
grazing-ground, pasturage
Vpon his owne report, and I beleeue it:Upon his own report and I believe it: WT IV.iv.172
He lookes like sooth: he sayes he loues my daughter,He looks like sooth. He says he loves my daughter.sooth (n.)
WT IV.iv.173
I thinke so too; for neuer gaz'd the MooneI think so too; for never gazed the moon WT IV.iv.174
Vpon the water, as hee'l stand and readeUpon the water as he'll stand and read, WT IV.iv.175
As 'twere my daughters eyes: and to be plaine,As 'twere, my daughter's eyes; and, to be plain, WT IV.iv.176
I thinke there is not halfe a kisse to chooseI think there is not half a kiss to choose WT IV.iv.177
Who loues another best.Who loves another best. WT IV.iv.178.1
She dances featly.She dances featly.featly (adv.)
gracefully, skilfully, nimbly
WT IV.iv.178.2
So she do's any thing, though I report itSo she does anything – though I report it, WT IV.iv.179
That should be silent: If yong DoriclesThat should be silent. If young Doricles WT IV.iv.180
Do light vpon her, she shall bring him thatDo light upon her, she shall bring him that WT IV.iv.181
Which he not dreames of. Which he not dreams of. WT IV.iv.182
Enter Seruant.Enter Servant WT IV.iv.183
O Master: if you did but heare the Pedler at theO master, if you did but hear the pedlar at the WT IV.iv.183
doore, you would neuer dance againe after a Tabor anddoor, you would never dance again after a tabor andtabor (n.)
type of small drum, especially used in revelling
WT IV.iv.184
Pipe: no, the Bag-pipe could not moue you: hee singespipe; no, the bagpipe could not move you. He sings WT IV.iv.185
seuerall Tunes, faster then you'l tell money: hee vttersseveral tunes faster than you'll tell money; he utterstell (v.)
count out, number, itemize
WT IV.iv.186
several (adj.)

old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
several (adj.)

old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
utter (v.)

old form: vtters
emit, exhale, discharge
them as he had eaten ballads, and all mens eares grew tothem as he had eaten ballads and all men's ears grew to WT IV.iv.187
his Tunes.his tunes. WT IV.iv.188
He could neuer come better: hee shall come in: I He could never come better; he shall come in. I WT IV.iv.189
loue a ballad but euen too well, if it be dolefull matterlove a ballad but even too well, if it be doleful matter WT IV.iv.190
merrily set downe: or a very pleasant thing indeede, andmerrily set down; or a very pleasant thing indeed, andpleasant (adj.)
merry, festive, jolly
WT IV.iv.191
sung lamentably.sung lamentably.lamentably (adv.)
mournfully, dolefully, sorrowfully
WT IV.iv.192
He hath songs for man, or woman, of all sizes:He hath songs for man or woman, of all sizes:size (n.)
kind, type, length
WT IV.iv.193
No Milliner can so fit his customers with Gloues: he hasno milliner can so fit his customers with gloves. He has WT IV.iv.194
the prettiest Loue-songs for Maids, so without bawdriethe prettiest love-songs for maids; so without bawdry, WT IV.iv.195
(which is strange,) with such delicate burthens of Dildo's which is strange; with such delicate burdens of dildosdildo (n.)
nonsense refrain in a ballad; also: artificial penis
WT IV.iv.196
delicate (adj.)
pleasant, delightful, congenial
burden, burthen (n.)
refrain, chorus
and Fadings: Iump-her, and thump-her; and where some and fadings, jump her and thump her; and where somefading (n.)
nonsense refrain in a ballad [with allusion to sexual energy]
WT IV.iv.197
stretch-mouth'd Rascall, would (as it were) meane mischeefe, stretch-mouthed rascal would, as it were, mean mischief,stretch-mouthed (adj.)wide-mouthedWT IV.iv.198
and breake a fowle gap into the Matter, hee makes the and break a foul gap into the matter, he makes thematter (n.)
subject-matter, content, substance
WT IV.iv.199
maid to answere, Whoop, doe me no harme good man: maid to answer, ‘ Whoop, do me no harm, good man ’; WT IV.iv.200
put's him off, slights him, with Whoop, doe mee no harme puts him off, slights him, with ‘ Whoop, do me no harm, WT IV.iv.201
good man.good man.’ WT IV.iv.202
This is a braue fellow.This is a brave fellow.brave (adj.)

old form: braue
fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
WT IV.iv.203
Beleeue mee, thou talkest of an admirable conceited Believe me, thou talk'st of an admirable conceitedadmirable (adj.)
wondrous, marvellous, extraordinary
WT IV.iv.204
conceited (adj.)
ingenious, clever, well-devised
fellow, has he any vnbraided Wares?fellow. Has he any unbraided wares?unbraided (adj.)

old form: vnbraided
untarnished, not shop-soiled, new
WT IV.iv.205
Hee hath Ribbons of all the colours i'th Raine-bow; He hath ribbons of all the colours i'th' rainbow; WT IV.iv.206
Points, more then all the Lawyers in Bohemia, canpoints more than all the lawyers in Bohemia canpoint (n.)
(usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
WT IV.iv.207
learnedly handle, though they come to him by th' grosse:learnedly handle, though they come to him by th' gross;gross, by / by the

old form: grosse
in large quantities, wholesale
WT IV.iv.208
Inckles, Caddysses, Cambrickes, Lawnes: why he sings em inkles, caddisses, cambrics, lawns. Why, he sings 'eminkle (n.)

old form: Inckles
kind of linen tape, yarn
WT IV.iv.209
lawn (n.)

old form: Lawnes
[type of] fine linen
cambric (n.)

old form: Cambrickes
fine linen from Cambray, Flanders
caddis (n.)

old form: Caddysses
tape made of worsted yarn
ouer, as they were Gods, or Goddesses: you would thinke a over as they were gods or goddesses; you would think a WT IV.iv.210
Smocke were a shee-Angell, he so chauntes to the sleeue-hand, smock were a she-angel, he so chants to the sleevehandsleevehand, sleeve-hand (n.)

old form: sleeue-hand
sleeve cuff, wristband
WT IV.iv.211
and the worke about the square on't.and the work about the square on't.square (n.)
square piece of material covering the chest, embroidered breast-piece
WT IV.iv.212
Pre'thee bring him in, and let him approach Prithee bring him in, and let him approach WT IV.iv.213
singing.singing. WT IV.iv.214
Forewarne him, that he vse no scurrilous wordsForewarn him that he use no scurrilous words WT IV.iv.215
in's's tunes. WT IV.iv.216
Exit Servant WT IV.iv.216
Clow. CLOWN 
You haue of these Pedlers, that haue more in them, You have of these pedlars that have more in them WT IV.iv.217
then youl'd thinke (Sister.)than you'd think, sister. WT IV.iv.218
I, good brother, or go about to thinke.Ay, good brother, or go about to think. WT IV.iv.219
Enter Autolicus singing.Enter Autolycus, singing WT IV.iv.220.1
Lawne as white as driuen Snow,Lawn as white as driven snow;lawn (n.)

old form: Lawne
[type of] fine linen
WT IV.iv.220
Cypresse blacke as ere was Crow,Cyprus black as e'er was crow;cypress (n.)

old form: Cypresse
type of lightweight fabric, gauze cloth, crape material [when black, used in mourning]
WT IV.iv.221
Gloues as sweete as Damaske Roses,Gloves as sweet as damask roses;damask (adj./n.)

old form: Damaske
light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
WT IV.iv.222
Maskes for faces, and for noses:Masks for faces, and for noses; WT IV.iv.223
Bugle-bracelet, Necke-lace Amber,Bugle-bracelet, necklace-amber;bugle-bracelet (n.)
bracelet adorned with ornamental tube-shaped glass beads
WT IV.iv.224
Perfume for a Ladies Chamber:Perfume for a lady's chamber; WT IV.iv.225
Golden Quoifes, and StomachersGolden coifs and stomachersstomacher (n.)
piece of clothing used by women under their bodice to help cover the chest
WT IV.iv.226
coif, quoif (n.)

old form: Quoifes
close-fitting cap, nightcap
For my Lads, to giue their deers:For my lads to give their dears; WT IV.iv.227
Pins, and poaking-stickes of steele.Pins and poking-sticks of steel;poking-stick (n.)rod for stiffening the folds of a ruffWT IV.iv.228
What Maids lacke from head to heele:What maids lack from head to heel WT IV.iv.229
Come buy of me, come: come buy, come buy,Come buy of me, come, come buy, come buy; WT IV.iv.230
Buy Lads, or else your Lasses cry: Come buy.Buy, lads, or else your lasses cry: Come buy. WT IV.iv.231
If I were not in loue with Mopsa, thou shouldstIf I were not in love with Mopsa, thou shouldst WT IV.iv.232
take no money of me, but being enthrall'd as I am, it take no money of me; but being enthralled as I am, it WT IV.iv.2332
will also be the bondage of certaine Ribbons and Gloues.will also be the bondage of certain ribbons and gloves.bondage (n.)
binding up, tying up, wrapping up
WT IV.iv.234
I was promis'd them against the Feast, but theyI was promised them against the feast, but they WT IV.iv.235
come not too late now.come not too late now. WT IV.iv.236
He hath promis'd you more then that, or thereHe hath promised you more than that, or there WT IV.iv.237
be liars. WT IV.iv.238
He hath paid you all he promis'd you: 'May be he He hath paid you all he promised you; may be he WT IV.iv.239
has paid you more, which will shame you to giue himhas paid you more, which will shame you to give him WT IV.iv.240
againe.again. WT IV.iv.241
Is there no manners left among maids? Will theyIs there no manners left among maids? Will they WT IV.iv.242
weare their plackets, where they should bear their faces?wear their plackets where they should bear their faces?placket (n.)
petticoat, apron
WT IV.iv.243
Is there not milking-time? When you are going to bed? Or Is there not milking-time, when you are going to bed, or WT IV.iv.244
kill-hole? To whistle of these secrets, but you must be kiln-hole, to whistle of these secrets, but you must bewhistle (v.)
whisper, speak in private
WT IV.iv.245
kiln-hole (n.)

old form: kill-hole
fire-hole of a kiln, oven
tittle-tatling before all our guests? 'Tis well they aretittle-tattling before all our guests? 'Tis well they are WT IV.iv.246
whispring: clamor your tongues, and not a word more.whisp'ring. Clamour your tongues, and not a word more.clamor, clamour (v.)
silence, hush, quieten
WT IV.iv.247
I haue done; Come you promis'd me a tawdry-lace, I have done. Come, you promised me a tawdry-lacetawdry-lace (n.)
silk necktie, coloured neckerchief
WT IV.iv.248
and a paire of sweet Gloues.and a pair of sweet gloves.sweet (adj.)
perfumed, scented, fragrant
WT IV.iv.249
Haue I not told thee how I was cozen'd by theHave I not told thee how I was cozened by thecozen (v.)

old form: cozen'd
cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
WT IV.iv.250
way, and lost all my money.way and lost all my money? WT IV.iv.251
And indeed Sir, there are Cozeners abroad, And indeed, sir, there are cozeners abroad:cozener (n.)

old form: Cozeners
cheat, deceiver, fraud
WT IV.iv.252
abroad (adv.)
in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
therfore it behooues men to be wary.therefore it behoves men to be wary.behove (v.)

old form: behooues
befits, be appropriate to, be due to
WT IV.iv.253
Feare not thou man, thou shalt lose nothing hereFear not thou, man; thou shalt lose nothing here. WT IV.iv.254
I hope so sir, for I haue about me many I hope so, sir, for I have about me many WT IV.iv.255
parcels of charge.parcels of charge.parcel (n.)
part, piece, portion, bit
WT IV.iv.256
charge (n.)
expense, cost, outlay
What hast heere? Ballads?What hast here? Ballads? WT IV.iv.257
Pray now buy some: I loue a ballet in print, a life, Pray now, buy some. I love a ballad in print a-life,a-life (adv.)

old form: a life
dearly, greatly, on my life
WT IV.iv.258
for then we are sure they are true.for then we are sure they are true. WT IV.iv.259
Here's one, to a very dolefull tune, how a Here's one to a very doleful tune, how a WT IV.iv.260
Vsurers wife was brought to bed of twenty money baggs usurer's wife was brought to bed of twenty money-bags WT IV.iv.261
at a burthen, and how she long'd to eate Adders heads, at a burden, and how she longed to eat adders' headsburden, burthen (n.)
birth, state of pregnancy
WT IV.iv.262
and Toads carbonado'd.and toads carbonadoed.carbonadoed (adj.)

old form: carbonado'd
scored across for grilling, made ready for broiling
WT IV.iv.263
Is it true, thinke you?Is it true, think you? WT IV.iv.264
Very true, and but a moneth old..Very true, and but a month old. WT IV.iv.265
Blesse me from marrying a Vsurer.Bless me from marrying a usurer!bless (v.)

old form: Blesse
guard, protect, safeguard
WT IV.iv.266
Here's the Midwiues name to't: one Mist. Here's the midwife's name to't: one Mistress WT IV.iv.267
Tale-Porter, and fiue or six honest Wiues, that were present.Taleporter, and five or six honest wives that were present. WT IV.iv.268
Why should I carry lyes abroad?Why should I carry lies abroad? WT IV.iv.269
'Pray you now buy it.Pray you now, buy it. WT IV.iv.270
Come-on, lay it by: and let's first see moe Ballads: Come on, lay it by, and let's first see more ballads;mo, moe (adj.)
more [in number]
WT IV.iv.271
Wee'l buy the other things anon.we'll buy the other things anon.anon (adv.)
soon, shortly, presently
WT IV.iv.272
Here's another ballad of a Fish, that appearedHere's another ballad, of a fish that appeared WT IV.iv.273
vpon the coast, on wensday the fourescore of April, upon the coast on Wednesday the fourscore of April, WT IV.iv.274
fortie thousand fadom aboue water, & sung this ballad forty thousand fathom above water, and sung this ballad WT IV.iv.275
against the hard hearts of maids: it was thought she was against the hard hearts of maids. It was thought she was WT IV.iv.276
a Woman, and was turn'd into a cold fish, for she wold a woman, and was turned into a cold fish for she would WT IV.iv.277
not exchange flesh with one that lou'd her: The Ballad not exchange flesh with one that loved her. The ballad WT IV.iv.278
is very pittifull, and as very pitiful, and as true. WT IV.iv.279
Is it true too, thinke you.Is it true too, think you? WT IV.iv.280
Fiue Iustices hands at it, and witnesses more Five justices' hands at it, and witnesses morehand (n.)
signature, written authorization
WT IV.iv.281
then my packe will hold.than my pack will hold. WT IV.iv.282
Lay it by too; another.Lay it by too. Another. WT IV.iv.283
This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty one.This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty one. WT IV.iv.284
Let's haue some merry ones.Let's have some merry ones. WT IV.iv.285
Why this is a passing merry one, and goes Why, this is a passing merry one, and goespassing (adv.)
very, exceedingly, extremely
WT IV.iv.286
to the tune of two maids wooing a man: there's to the tune of ‘ Two maids wooing a man.’ There's WT IV.iv.287
scarse a Maide westward but she sings it: 'tis in request, I scarce a maid westward but she sings it; 'tis in request, Iwestward (adv.)
over in the west, in the west country
WT IV.iv.288
can tell you.can tell you. WT IV.iv.289
We can both sing it: if thou'lt beare a part, thouWe can both sing it. If thou'lt bear a part, thou WT IV.iv.290
shalt heare, 'tis in three parts.shalt hear; 'tis in three parts. WT IV.iv.291
We had the tune on't, a month agoe.We had the tune on't a month ago. WT IV.iv.292
I can beare my part, you must know 'tis my I can bear my part: you must know 'tis mybear (v.), past forms bore, borne

old form: beare
sustain, carry through, keep going
WT IV.iv.293
occupation: Haue at it with you:occupation. Have at it with you.have at it

old form: Haue
let's try it, let's have a go at it
WT IV.iv.294
SongThey sing WT IV.iv.295
Get you hence, for I must goeGet you hence, for I must go. WT IV.iv.295
Where it fits not you to know.Where it fits not you to know. WT IV.iv.296
Whether?Whither? WT IV.iv.297.1
O whether?O whither? WT IV.iv.297.2
Whether?Whither? WT IV.iv.297.3
It becomes thy oath full well,It becomes thy oath full wellbecome (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
WT IV.iv.298
Thou to me thy secrets tell.Thou to me thy secrets tell. WT IV.iv.299
Me too: Let me go thether:Me too; let me go thither. WT IV.iv.300
Or thou goest to th' Grange, or Mill,Or thou go'st to th' grange or mill.grange (n.)
country house, farmhouse
WT IV.iv.301
If to either thou dost ill,If to either, thou dost ill.ill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
WT IV.iv.302
Neither.Neither. WT IV.iv.303.1
What neither?What, neither? WT IV.iv.303.2
Neither:Neither. WT IV.iv.303.3
Thou hast sworne my Loue to be,Thou hast sworn my love to be. WT IV.iv.304
Thou hast sworne it more to mee.Thou hast sworn it more to me. WT IV.iv.305
Then whether goest? Say whether?Then whither go'st? Say, whither? WT IV.iv.306
Wee'l haue this song out anon by our selues: MyWe'll have this song out anon by ourselves: myanon (adv.)
soon, shortly, presently
WT IV.iv.307
Father, and the Gent. are in sad talke, & wee'll not father and the gentlemen are in sad talk, and we'll notsad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
WT IV.iv.308
trouble them: Come bring away thy pack after me, trouble them. Come, bring away thy pack after me. WT IV.iv.309
Wenches Ile buy for you both: Pedler let's haue the Wenches, I'll buy for you both. Pedlar, let's have thewench (n.)
girl, lass
WT IV.iv.310
first choice; folow me girles. first choice. Follow me, girls. WT IV.iv.311
Exit with Dorcas and Mopsa WT IV.iv.311
And you shall pay well for 'em.And you shall pay well for 'em. WT IV.iv.312
Song. He follows them, singing WT IV.iv.313
Will you buy any Tape,Will you buy any tape, WT IV.iv.313
or Lace for your Cape?Or lace for your cape, WT IV.iv.314
My dainty Ducke, my deere-a?My dainty duck, my dear-a? WT IV.iv.315
Any Silke, any Thred, Any silk, any thread, WT IV.iv.316
any Toyes for your headAny toys for your head,toy (n.)

old form: Toyes
trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
WT IV.iv.317
Of the news't, and fins't, fins't weare-a.Of the new'st and fin'st, fin'st wear-a? WT IV.iv.318
Come to the Pedler, Come to the pedlar: WT IV.iv.319
Money's a medler,Money's a meddler WT IV.iv.320
That doth vtter all mens ware-a.That doth utter all men's ware-a.utter (v.)

old form: vtter
offer for sale, dispense, make available
WT IV.iv.321
ExitExit WT IV.iv.321
Enter Servant WT IV.iv.322
Seruant. SERVANT 
Mayster, there is three Carters, three Shep-herds, Master, there is three carters, three shepherds, WT IV.iv.322
three Neat-herds, three Swine-herds yt haue madethree neat-herds, three swine-herds, that have madeneat-herd (n.)
cowherd, cattleman
WT IV.iv.323
themselues all men of haire, they cal themselues themselves all men of hair: they call themselves WT IV.iv.324
Saltiers, and they haue a Dance, which the Wenches say Saltiers, and they have a dance which the wenches saysaltier (n.)
malapropism for ‘satyr’
WT IV.iv.325
is a gally-maufrey of Gambols, because they are not in't: is a gallimaufry of gambols, because they are not in't;gallimaufry (n.)

old form: gally-maufrey
complete mixture, whole assembly, every sort
WT IV.iv.326
but they themselues are o'th' minde (if it bee not too roughbut they themselves are o'th' mind, if it be not too rough WT IV.iv.327
for some, that know little but bowling) it will pleasefor some that know little but bowling it will please WT IV.iv.328
plentifully.plentifully. WT IV.iv.329
Away: Wee'l none on't; heere has beene tooAway! We'll none on't: here has been too WT IV.iv.330
much homely foolery already. I know (Sir) wee wearie you.much homely foolery already. I know, sir, we weary you.homely (adj.)
plain, simple, ordinary
WT IV.iv.331
You wearie those that refresh vs: pray let's You weary those that refresh us. Pray, let's WT IV.iv.332
see these foure-threes of Heardsmen.see these four threes of herdsmen. WT IV.iv.333
One three of them, by their owne report (Sir,)One three of them, by their own report, sir, WT IV.iv.334
hath danc'd before the King: and not the worst of thehath danced before the King; and not the worst of the WT IV.iv.335
three, but iumpes twelue foote and a halfe by th' squire.three but jumps twelve foot and a half by th' square.square, by the

old form: squire
accurately, exactly, with great precision
WT IV.iv.336
Leaue your prating, since these good men areLeave your prating. Since these good men areprating (adj.)
prattling, chattering, blathering
WT IV.iv.337
leave (v.)

old form: Leaue
cease, stop, give up
pleas'd, let them come in: but quickly now.pleased, let them come in; but quickly now. WT IV.iv.338
Why, they stay at doore Sir.Why, they stay at door, sir. WT IV.iv.339
Heere a Dance of twelue Satyres.He lets in the herdsmen, who perform their satyrs' WT IV.iv.340.1
dance and depart WT IV.iv.340.2
(to Shepherd) WT IV.iv.340
O Father, you'l know more of that heereafter:O, father, you'll know more of that hereafter. WT IV.iv.340
Is it not too farre gone? 'Tis time to part them,(To Camillo) Is it not too far gone? 'Tis time to part them. WT IV.iv.341
He's simple, and tels much. How now (faire shepheard)He's simple and tells much. (To Florizel) How now, fair shepherd! WT IV.iv.342
Your heart is full of something, that do's takeYour heart is full of something that does take WT IV.iv.343
Your minde from feasting. Sooth, when I was yong,Your mind from feasting. Sooth, when I was youngsooth (adv.)
WT IV.iv.344
And handed loue, as you do; I was wontAnd handed love as you do, I was wontwont (v.)
be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
WT IV.iv.345
hand (v.)
lay hands on, handle, have to do with
To load my Shee with knackes: I would haue ransacktTo load my she with knacks. I would have ransackedknack (n.)

old form: knackes
trifle, knick-knack, ornament
WT IV.iv.346
she (n.)

old form: Shee
lady, woman, girl
The Pedlers silken Treasury, and haue powr'd itThe pedlar's silken treasury, and have poured ittreasury (n.)
money, wealth, riches
WT IV.iv.347
To her acceptance: you haue let him go,To her acceptance: you have let him go WT IV.iv.348
And nothing marted with him. If your LasseAnd nothing marted with him. If your lassmart (v.)
do business, bargain, make a deal
WT IV.iv.349
Interpretation should abuse, and call thisInterpretation should abuse and call thisabuse (v.)
misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
WT IV.iv.350
Your lacke of loue, or bounty, you were straitedYour lack of love or bounty, you were straitedstraited (adj.)
at a loss, nonplussed, hard put
WT IV.iv.351
For a reply at least, if you make a careFor a reply, at least if you make a carecare (n.)
responsibility, duty, matter of concern
WT IV.iv.352
Of happie holding her.Of happy holding her.hold (v.)
keep, maintain, observe
WT IV.iv.353.1
Old Sir, I knowOld sir, I know WT IV.iv.353.2
She prizes not such trifles as these are:She prizes not such trifles as these are: WT IV.iv.354
The gifts she lookes from me, are packt and locktThe gifts she looks from me are packed and lockedlook (v.)

old form: lookes
find, seek, look for
WT IV.iv.355
Vp in my heart, which I haue giuen already,Up in my heart, which I have given already, WT IV.iv.356
But not deliuer'd. O heare me breath my lifeBut not delivered. O, hear me breathe my life WT IV.iv.357
Before this ancient Sir, whom (it should seeme)Before this ancient sir, whom, it should seem, WT IV.iv.358
Hath sometime lou'd: I take thy hand, this hand,Hath sometime loved! I take thy hand, this hand WT IV.iv.359
As soft as Doues-downe, and as white as it,As soft as dove's down and as white as it, WT IV.iv.360
Or Ethyopians tooth, or the fan'd snow, that's boltedOr Ethiopian's tooth, or the fanned snow that's boltedEthiopian (n.)

old form: Ethyopians
African, person with a dark countenance
WT IV.iv.361
bolt (v.)
sift, separate out
By th' Northerne blasts, twice ore.By th' northern blasts twice o'er –  WT IV.iv.362.1
What followes this?What follows this? WT IV.iv.362.2
How prettily th' yong Swaine seemes to washHow prettily the young swain seems to washswain (n.)

old form: Swaine
man, youth, young fellow
WT IV.iv.363
The hand, was faire before? I haue put you out,The hand was fair before! I have put you out. WT IV.iv.364
But to your protestation: Let me heareBut to your protestation: let me hear WT IV.iv.365
What you professe.What you profess.profess (v.)

old form: professe
undertake, pledge
WT IV.iv.366.1
Do, and be witnesse too't.Do, and be witness to't. WT IV.iv.366.2
And this my neighbour too?And this my neighbour too? WT IV.iv.367.1
And he, and moreAnd he, and more WT IV.iv.367.2
Then he, and men: the earth, the heauens, and all;Than he, and men; the earth, the heavens, and all: WT IV.iv.368
That were I crown'd the most Imperiall MonarchThat were I crowned the most imperial monarch, WT IV.iv.369
Thereof most worthy: were I the fayrest youthThereof most worthy, were I the fairest youth WT IV.iv.370
That euer made eye swerue, had force and knowledgeThat ever made eye swerve, had force and knowledgeswerve (v.)

old form: swerue
go astray, err, be wrong
WT IV.iv.371
force (n.)
physical strength, might, vigour
More then was euer mans, I would not prize themMore than was ever man's, I would not prize themprize (v.)
think nothing of, care nothing for
WT IV.iv.372
Without her Loue; for her, employ them all,Without her love; for her employ them all; WT IV.iv.373
Commend them, and condemne them to her seruice,Commend them and condemn them to her servicecommend (v.)
declare, offer, direct
WT IV.iv.374
Or to their owne perdition.Or to their own perdition.perdition (n.)
ruin, destruction, devastation
WT IV.iv.375.1
Fairely offer'd.Fairly offered. WT IV.iv.375.2
This shewes a sound affection.This shows a sound affection.affection (n.)
love, devotion
WT IV.iv.376.1
But my daughter,But, my daughter, WT IV.iv.376.2
Say you the like to him.Say you the like to him?like, the
the same
WT IV.iv.377.1
I cannot speakeI cannot speak WT IV.iv.377.2
So well, (nothing so well) no, nor meane betterSo well, nothing so well; no, nor mean better. WT IV.iv.378
By th' patterne of mine owne thoughts, I cut outBy th' pattern of mine own thoughts I cut out WT IV.iv.379
The puritie of his.The purity of his. WT IV.iv.380.1
Take hands, a bargaine;Take hands, a bargain! WT IV.iv.380.2
And friends vnknowne, you shall beare witnesse to't:And, friends unknown, you shall bear witness to't. WT IV.iv.381
I giue my daughter to him, and will makeI give my daughter to him, and will make WT IV.iv.382
Her Portion, equall his.Her portion equal his. WT IV.iv.383.1
O, that must beeO, that must be WT IV.iv.383.2
I'th Vertue of your daughter: One being dead,I'th' virtue of your daughter. One being dead, WT IV.iv.384
I shall haue more then you can dreame of yet,I shall have more than you can dream of yet; WT IV.iv.385
Enough then for your wonder: but come-on,Enough then for your wonder. But come on: WT IV.iv.386
Contract vs fore these Witnesses.Contract us 'fore these witnesses.contract (v.)
betroth, engage
WT IV.iv.387.1
Come, your hand:Come, your hand; WT IV.iv.387.2
And daughter, yours.And, daughter, yours. WT IV.iv.388.1
Soft Swaine a-while, beseech you,Soft, swain, awhile, beseech you.swain (n.)
man, youth, young fellow
WT IV.iv.388.2
soft (int.)
[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
Haue you a Father?Have you a father? WT IV.iv.389.1
I haue: but what of him?I have; but what of him? WT IV.iv.389.2
Knowes he of this?Knows he of this? WT IV.iv.390.1
He neither do's, nor shall.He neither does nor shall. WT IV.iv.390.2
Me-thinkes a Father,Methinks a fathermethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me-thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
WT IV.iv.391
Is at the Nuptiall of his sonne, a guestIs at the nuptial of his son a guest WT IV.iv.392
That best becomes the Table: Pray you once moreThat best becomes the table. Pray you once more,become (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
WT IV.iv.393
Is not your Father growne incapeableIs not your father grown incapable WT IV.iv.394
Of reasonable affayres? Is he not stupidOf reasonable affairs? Is he not stupid WT IV.iv.395
With Age, and altring Rheumes? Can he speake? heare?With age and altering rheums? Can he speak? Hear?rheum (n.)

old form: Rheumes
catarrh, head-cold, coughing and spluttering
WT IV.iv.396
altering (adj.)

old form: altring
afflicting, health-affecting
Know man, from man? Dispute his owne estate?Know man from man? Dispute his own estate?estate (n.)
state, situation, circumstances
WT IV.iv.397
dispute (v.)
discuss, consider, deal with [a state of affairs]
Lies he not bed-rid? And againe, do's nothingLies he not bed-rid? And again does nothingbedrid, bed-rid, bedred (adj.)
bed-ridden, confined to bed through infirmity
WT IV.iv.398
But what he did, being childish?But what he did being childish?childish (adj.)
child-like, befitting childhood
WT IV.iv.399.1
No good Sir:No, good sir; WT IV.iv.399.2
He has his health, and ampler strength indeedeHe has his health, and ampler strength indeed WT IV.iv.400
Then most haue of his age.Than most have of his age. WT IV.iv.401.1
By my white beard,By my white beard, WT IV.iv.401.2
You offer him (if this be so) a wrongYou offer him, if this be so, a wrong WT IV.iv.402
Something vnfilliall: Reason my sonneSomething unfilial. Reason my sonsomething (adv.)
somewhat, rather
WT IV.iv.403
reason (n.)
reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
Should choose himselfe a wife, but as good reasonShould choose himself a wife, but as good reason WT IV.iv.404
The Father (all whose ioy is nothing elseThe father, all whose joy is nothing else WT IV.iv.405
But faire posterity) should hold some counsaileBut fair posterity, should hold some counselcounsel (n.)

old form: counsaile
opinion, judgement
WT IV.iv.406
In such a businesse.In such a business. WT IV.iv.407.1
I yeeld all this;I yield all this; WT IV.iv.407.2
But for some other reasons (my graue Sir)But for some other reasons, my grave sir, WT IV.iv.408
Which 'tis not fit you know, I not acquaintWhich 'tis not fit you know, I not acquaint WT IV.iv.409
My Father of this businesse.My father of this business. WT IV.iv.410.1
Let him know't.Let him know't. WT IV.iv.410.2
He shall not.He shall not. WT IV.iv.411.1
Prethee let him.Prithee, let him. WT IV.iv.411.2
No, he must not.No, he must not. WT IV.iv.411.3
Let him (my sonne) he shall not need to greeueLet him, my son: he shall not need to grieve WT IV.iv.412
At knowing of thy choice.At knowing of thy choice. WT IV.iv.413.1
Come, come, he must not:Come, come, he must not. WT IV.iv.413.2
Marke our Contract.Mark our contract.mark (v.)
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
WT IV.iv.414.1
(removing his disguise) WT IV.iv.414.0
Marke your diuorce (yong sir)Mark your divorce, young sir, WT IV.iv.414.2
Whom sonne I dare not call: Thou art too baseWhom son I dare not call: thou art too basebase (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
WT IV.iv.415
To be acknowledge. Thou a Scepters heire,To be acknowledged. Thou a sceptre's heir, WT IV.iv.416
That thus affects a sheepe-hooke? Thou, old Traitor,That thus affects a sheep-hook? – Thou, old traitor,sheep-hook (n.)

old form: sheepe-hooke
shepherd's crook
WT IV.iv.417
affect (v.)
incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
I am sorry, that by hanging thee, I canI am sorry that by hanging thee I can WT IV.iv.418
But shorten thy life one weeke. And thou, fresh peeceBut shorten thy life one week. – And thou, fresh piece WT IV.iv.419
Of excellent Witchcraft, whom of force must knowOf excellent witchcraft, who of force must knowforce, of
necessarily, of necessity, whether one will or not
WT IV.iv.420
The royall Foole thou coap'st with.The royal fool thou cop'st withcope, cope with (v.)

old form: coap'st
encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
WT IV.iv.421.1
Oh my heart.O, my heart! WT IV.iv.421.2
Ile haue thy beauty scratcht with briers & madeI'll have thy beauty scratched with briars and made WT IV.iv.422
More homely then thy state. For thee (fond boy)More homely than thy state. – For thee, fond boy,fond (adj.)
foolish, stupid, mad
WT IV.iv.423
homely (adj.)
plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
If I may euer know thou dost but sigh,If I may ever know thou dost but sigh WT IV.iv.424
That thou no more shalt neuer see this knacke (as neuerThat thou no more shalt see this knack – as neverknack (n.)

old form: knacke
trifle, knick-knack, ornament
WT IV.iv.425
I meane thou shalt) wee'l barre thee from succession,I mean thou shalt – we'll bar thee from succession; WT IV.iv.426
Not hold thee of our blood, no not our Kin,Not hold thee of our blood, no, not our kin, WT IV.iv.427
Farre then Deucalion off: (marke thou my words)Far than Deucalion off. Mark thou my words!mark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
WT IV.iv.428
far (adj.)

old form: Farre
farther, more distant
Deucalion (n.)
son of Prometheus, who survived with his wife Pyrrha in an ark when Zeus flooded the world; restored humanity by throwing stones over their shoulders, which turned into people
Follow vs to the Court. Thou Churle, for this timeFollow us to the court. – Thou, churl, for this time, WT IV.iv.429
(Though full of our displeasure) yet we free theeThough full of our displeasure, yet we free thee WT IV.iv.430
From the dead blow of it. And you Enchantment,From the dead blow of it. – And you, enchantment,dead (adj.)
mortal, deadly, fatal
WT IV.iv.431
Worthy enough a Heardsman: yea him too,Worthy enough a herdsman – yea, him too, WT IV.iv.432
That makes himselfe (but for our Honor therein)That makes himself, but for our honour therein, WT IV.iv.433
Vnworthy thee. If euer henceforth, thouUnworthy thee – if ever henceforth thou WT IV.iv.434
These rurall Latches, to his entrance open,These rural latches to his entrance open, WT IV.iv.435
Or hope his body more, with thy embraces,Or hoop his body more with thy embraces,hoop (v.)

old form: hope
encircle, enclose, enfold
WT IV.iv.436
I will deuise a death, as cruell for theeI will devise a death as cruel for thee WT IV.iv.437
As thou art tender to't. As thou art tender to't. WT IV.iv.438.1
Exit.Exit WT IV.iv.438
Euen heere vndone:Even here undone!undone (adj.)

old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
WT IV.iv.438.2
I was not much a-fear'd: for once, or twiceI was not much afeard; for once or twiceafeard (adj.)

old form: a-fear'd
afraid, frightened, scared
WT IV.iv.439
I was about to speake, and tell him plainely,I was about to speak and tell him plainly, WT IV.iv.440
The selfe-same Sun, that shines vpon his Court,The selfsame sun that shines upon his court WT IV.iv.441
Hides not his visage from our Cottage, butHides not his visage from our cottage, butvisage (n.)
face, countenance
WT IV.iv.442
Lookes on alike. Wilt please you (Sir) be gone?Looks on alike. (To Florizel) Will't please you, sir, be gone? WT IV.iv.443
I told you what would come of this: Beseech youI told you what would come of this. Beseech you, WT IV.iv.444
Of your owne state take care: This dreame of mineOf your own state take care. This dream of mine – state (n.)
welfare, well-being, prosperity
WT IV.iv.445
Being now awake, Ile Queene it no inch farther,Being now awake, I'll queen it no inch farther,queen (v.)

old form: Queene
act as a queen, aspire to being a queen
WT IV.iv.446
But milke my Ewes, and weepe.But milk my ewes, and weep. WT IV.iv.447.1
Why how now Father,Why, how now, father! WT IV.iv.447.2
Speake ere thou dyest.Speak ere thou die'st. WT IV.iv.448.1
I cannot speake, nor thinke,I cannot speak nor think, WT IV.iv.448.2
Nor dare to know, that which I know: O Sir,Nor dare to know that which I know. (To Florizel) O sir! WT IV.iv.449
You haue vndone a man of fourescore three,You have undone a man of fourscore three,undo (v.)

old form: vndone
ruin, destroy, wipe out
WT IV.iv.450
That thought to fill his graue in quiet: yea,That thought to fill his grave in quiet, yea, WT IV.iv.451
To dye vpon the bed my father dy'de,To die upon the bed my father died, WT IV.iv.452
To lye close by his honest bones; but nowTo lie close by his honest bones; but now WT IV.iv.453
Some Hangman must put on my shrowd, and lay meSome hangman must put on my shroud and lay me WT IV.iv.454
Where no Priest shouels-in dust. Oh cursed wretch,Where no priest shovels in dust. (To Perdita) O cursed wretch, WT IV.iv.455
That knew'st this was the Prince, and wouldst aduentureThat knew'st this was the Prince and wouldst adventureadventure (v.)

old form: aduenture
venture, dare, chance, risk
WT IV.iv.456
To mingle faith with him. Vndone, vndone:To mingle faith with him! Undone, undone!mingle (v.)
join, unite, combine
WT IV.iv.457
faith (n.)
promise, assurance, pledge
If I might dye within this houre, I haue liu'dIf I might die within this hour, I have lived WT IV.iv.458
To die when I desire. To die when I desire. WT IV.iv.459.1
Exit.Exit WT IV.iv.459
Why looke you so vpon me?Why look you so upon me? WT IV.iv.459.2
I am but sorry, not affear'd: delaid,I am but sorry, not afeard; delayed,afeard (adj.)

old form: affear'd
afraid, frightened, scared
WT IV.iv.460
But nothing altred: What I was, I am:But nothing altered: what I was I am; WT IV.iv.461
More straining on, for plucking backe; not followingMore straining on for plucking back, not following WT IV.iv.462
My leash vnwillingly.My leash unwillingly. WT IV.iv.463.1
Gracious my Lord,Gracious my lord, WT IV.iv.463.2
You know my Fathers temper: at this timeYou know your father's temper. At this time WT IV.iv.464
He will allow no speech: (which I do ghesseHe will allow no speech – which I do guess WT IV.iv.465
You do not purpose to him:) and as hardlyYou do not purpose to him – and as hardlypurpose (v.)
intend, plan
WT IV.iv.466
Will he endure your sight, as yet I feare;Will he endure your sight as yet, I fear. WT IV.iv.467
Then till the fury of his Highnesse settleThen till the fury of his highness settle WT IV.iv.468
Come not before him.Come not before him. WT IV.iv.469.1
I not purpose it:I not purpose it. WT IV.iv.469.2
I thinke Camillo.I think Camillo? WT IV.iv.470.1
Euen he, my Lord.Even he, my lord. WT IV.iv.470.2
How often haue I told you 'twould be thus?How often have I told you 'twould be thus! WT IV.iv.471
How often said my dignity would lastHow often said my dignity would last WT IV.iv.472
But till 'twer knowne?But till 'twere known! WT IV.iv.473.1
It cannot faile, but byIt cannot fail but by WT IV.iv.473.2
The violation of my faith, and thenThe violation of my faith; and thenfaith (n.)
promise, assurance, pledge
WT IV.iv.474
Let Nature crush the sides o'th earth together,Let Nature crush the sides o'th' earth togetherside (n.)
frame, compass, limit
WT IV.iv.475
And marre the seeds within. Lift vp thy lookes:And mar the seeds within! Lift up thy looks.mar (v.)

old form: marre
ruin, harm, injure, damage
WT IV.iv.476
From my succession wipe me (Father) IFrom my succession wipe me, father, I WT IV.iv.477
Am heyre to my affection.Am heir to my affection.affection (n.)
love, devotion
WT IV.iv.478.1
Be aduis'd.Be advised. WT IV.iv.478.2
I am: and by my fancie, if my ReasonI am, and by my fancy. If my reasonfancy (n.)

old form: fancie
love, amorousness, infatuation
WT IV.iv.479
Will thereto be obedient: I haue reason:Will thereto be obedient, I have reason; WT IV.iv.480
If not, my sences better pleas'd with madnesse,If not, my senses, better pleased with madness, WT IV.iv.481
Do bid it welcome.Do bid it welcome. WT IV.iv.482.1
This is desperate (sir.)This is desperate, sir. WT IV.iv.482.2
So call it: but it do's fulfill my vow:So call it, but it does fulfil my vow: WT IV.iv.483
I needs must thinke it honesty. Camillo,I needs must think it honesty. Camillo, WT IV.iv.484
Not for Bohemia, nor the pompe that mayNot for Bohemia, nor the pomp that may WT IV.iv.485
Be thereat gleaned: for all the Sun sees, orBe thereat gleaned; for all the sun sees or WT IV.iv.486
The close earth wombes, or the profound seas, hidesThe close earth wombs or the profound sea hides WT IV.iv.487
In vnknowne fadomes, will I breake my oathIn unknown fathoms, will I break my oath WT IV.iv.488
To this my faire belou'd: Therefore, I pray you,To this my fair beloved. Therefore, I pray you, WT IV.iv.489
As you haue euer bin my Fathers honour'd friend,As you've e'er been my father's honoured friend, WT IV.iv.490
When he shall misse me, as (in faith I meane notWhen he shall miss me – as, in faith, I mean not WT IV.iv.491
To see him any more) cast your good counsailesTo see him any more – cast your good counsels WT IV.iv.492
Vpon his passion: Let my selfe, and FortuneUpon his passion. Let myself and Fortunepassion (n.)
fit of anger, feeling of rage
WT IV.iv.493
Tug for the time to come. This you may know,Tug for the time to come. This you may know,tug (v.)
contend, vie, strive in opposition
WT IV.iv.494
And so deliuer, I am put to SeaAnd so deliver: I am put to seadeliver (v.)

old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
WT IV.iv.495
With her, who heere I cannot hold on shore:With her who here I cannot hold on shore; WT IV.iv.496
And most opportune to her neede, I haueAnd most opportune to our need I have WT IV.iv.497
A Vessell rides fast by, but not prepar'dA vessel rides fast by, but not prepared WT IV.iv.498
For this designe. What course I meane to holdFor this design. What course I mean to holddesign (n.)

old form: designe
undertaking, purpose, enterprise
WT IV.iv.499
course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
Shall nothing benefit your knowledge, norShall nothing benefit your knowledge, nor WT IV.iv.500
Concerne me the reporting.Concern me the reporting. WT IV.iv.501.1
O my Lord,O my lord, WT IV.iv.501.2
I would your spirit were easier for aduice,I would your spirit were easier for advice,easy (adj.)
open, receptive, amenable
WT IV.iv.502
Or stronger for your neede.Or stronger for your need. WT IV.iv.503.1
Hearke Perdita,Hark, Perdita –  WT IV.iv.503.2
Ile heare you by and by.(to Camillo) I'll hear you by and and by (adv.)
shortly, soon, before long
WT IV.iv.504.1
He draws Perdita aside WT IV.iv.504
Hee's irremoueable,He's irremovable,irremovable (adj.)
immovable, inflexible, adamant
WT IV.iv.504.2
Resolu'd for flight: Now were I happy ifResolved for flight. Now were I happy ifresolved (adj.)

old form: Resolu'd
determined, settled, decided
WT IV.iv.505
His going, I could frame to serue my turne,His going I could frame to serve my turn, WT IV.iv.506
Saue him from danger, do him loue and honor,Save him from danger, do him love and honour, WT IV.iv.507
Purchase the sight againe of deere Sicillia,Purchase the sight again of dear Sicilia WT IV.iv.508
And that vnhappy King, my Master, whomAnd that unhappy king, my master, whom WT IV.iv.509
I so much thirst to see.I so much thirst to see. WT IV.iv.510.1
Now good Camillo,Now, good Camillo, WT IV.iv.510.2
I am so fraught with curious businesse, thatI am so fraught with curious business thatfraught (v.)
burden, weigh down, encumber
WT IV.iv.511
curious (adj.)
worrisome, disquieting, causing anxiety
I leaue out ceremony.I leave out ceremony. WT IV.iv.512.1
Sir, I thinkeSir, I think WT IV.iv.512.2
You haue heard of my poore seruices, i'th loueYou have heard of my poor services i'th' love WT IV.iv.513
That I haue borne your Father?That I have borne your father? WT IV.iv.514.1
Very noblyVery nobly WT IV.iv.514.2
Haue you deseru'd: It is my Fathers MusickeHave you deserved: it is my father's music WT IV.iv.515
To speake your deeds: not little of his careTo speak your deeds, not little of his care WT IV.iv.516
To haue them recompenc'd, as thought on.To have them recompensed as thought on. WT IV.iv.517.1
Well (my Lord)Well, my lord, WT IV.iv.517.2
If you may please to thinke I loue the King,If you may please to think I love the King, WT IV.iv.518
And through him, what's neerest to him, which isAnd through him what's nearest to him, which is WT IV.iv.519
Your gracious selfe; embrace but my direction,Your gracious self, embrace but my direction. WT IV.iv.520
If your more ponderous and setled proiectIf your more ponderous and settled projectponderous (adj.)
weighty, substantial, profound
WT IV.iv.521
settled (adj.)

old form: setled
deep-rooted, firmly implanted
May suffer alteration. On mine honor,May suffer alteration, on mine honour, WT IV.iv.522
Ile point you where you shall haue such receiuingI'll point you where you shall have such receiving WT IV.iv.523
As shall become your Highnesse, where you mayAs shall become your highness: where you maybecome (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
WT IV.iv.524
Enioy your Mistris; from the whom, I seeEnjoy your mistress, from the whom, I see, WT IV.iv.525
There's no disiunction to be made, but byThere's no disjunction to be made but by – disjunction (n.)

old form: disiunction
separation, division, disunion
WT IV.iv.526
(As heauens forefend) your ruine: Marry her,As heavens forfend! – your ruin; marry her;forfend (v.)

old form: forefend
WT IV.iv.527
And with my best endeuours, in your absence,And, with my best endeavours in your absence, WT IV.iv.528
Your discontenting Father, striue to qualifieYour discontenting father strive to qualify,qualify (v.)

old form: qualifie
appease, pacify, calm down
WT IV.iv.529
discontenting (adj.)
discontented, angry, displeased
And bring him vp to liking.And bring him up to liking.liking (n.)
approving, consent, acquiescence
WT IV.iv.530.1
How CamilloHow, Camillo, WT IV.iv.530.2
May this (almost a miracle) be done?May this, almost a miracle, be done? WT IV.iv.531
That I may call thee something more then man,That I may call thee something more than man, WT IV.iv.532
And after that trust to thee.And after that trust to thee. WT IV.iv.533.1
Haue you thought onHave you thought on WT IV.iv.533.2
A place whereto you'l go?A place whereto you'll go? WT IV.iv.534.1
Not any yet:Not any yet: WT IV.iv.534.2
But as th' vnthought-on accident is guiltieBut as th' unthought-on accident is guiltyunthought-on (adj.)

old form: vnthought-on
unexpected, unforeseen, fortuitous
WT IV.iv.535
To what we wildely do, so we professeTo what we wildly do, so we profess WT IV.iv.536
Our selues to be the slaues of chance, and flyesOurselves to be the slaves of chance, and flies WT IV.iv.537
Of euery winde that blowes.Of every wind that blows. WT IV.iv.538.1
Then list to me:Then list to me.list (v.)
WT IV.iv.538.2
This followes, if you will not change your purposeThis follows, if you will not change your purposepurpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
WT IV.iv.539
But vndergo this flight: make for Sicillia,But undergo this flight: make for Sicilia, WT IV.iv.540
And there present your selfe, and your fayre Princesse,And there present yourself and your fair princess –  WT IV.iv.541
(For so I see she must be) 'fore Leontes;For so I see she must be – 'fore Leontes. WT IV.iv.542
She shall be habited, as it becomesShe shall be habited as it becomeshabited (adj.)
clothed, dressed, clad
WT IV.iv.543
become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
The partner of your Bed. Me thinkes I seeThe partner of your bed. Methinks I seemethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
WT IV.iv.544
Leontes opening his free Armes, and weepingLeontes opening his free arms and weepingfree (adj.)
liberal, lavish, generous
WT IV.iv.545
free (adj.)
noble, honourable, worthy
His Welcomes forth: asks thee there Sonne forgiuenesse,His welcomes forth; asks thee, the son, forgiveness WT IV.iv.546
As 'twere i'th' Fathers person: kisses the handsAs 'twere i'th' father's person; kisses the hands WT IV.iv.547
Of your fresh Princesse; ore and ore diuides him,Of your fresh princess; o'er and o'er divides himfresh (adj.)
young, lovely, blooming
WT IV.iv.548
'Twixt his vnkindnesse, and his Kindnesse: th' one'Twixt his unkindness and his kindness: th' one WT IV.iv.549
He chides to Hell, and bids the other growHe chides to hell and bids the other growchide (v.), past form chid
brusquely command, drive [away] with harsh words
WT IV.iv.550
Faster then Thought, or Time.Faster than thought or time. WT IV.iv.551.1
Worthy Camillo,Worthy Camillo, WT IV.iv.551.2
What colour for my Visitation, shall IWhat colour for my visitation shall Icolour (n.)
pretext, pretence
WT IV.iv.552
Hold vp before him?Hold up before him? WT IV.iv.553.1
Sent by the King your FatherSent by the King your father WT IV.iv.553.2
To greet him, and to giue him comforts. Sir,To greet him and to give him comforts. Sir, WT IV.iv.554
The manner of your bearing towards him, withThe manner of your bearing towards him, with WT IV.iv.555
What you (as from your Father) shall deliuer,What you, as from your father, shall deliverdeliver (v.)

old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
WT IV.iv.556
Things knowne betwixt vs three, Ile write you downe,Things known betwixt us three – I'll write you down, WT IV.iv.557
The which shall point you forth at euery sittingThe which shall point you forth at every sittingpoint forth (v.)
indicate, suggest, allude to
WT IV.iv.558
sitting (n.)
meeting, audience, interview
What you must say: that he shall not perceiue,What you must say: that he shall not perceive WT IV.iv.559
But that you haue your Fathers Bosome there,But that you have your father's bosom therebosom (n.)

old form: Bosome
inward thoughts, personal counsel
WT IV.iv.560
And speake his very Heart.And speak his very heart. WT IV.iv.561.1
I am bound to you:I am bound to you. WT IV.iv.561.2
There is some sappe in this.There is some sap in this. WT IV.iv.562.1
A Course more promising,A course more promising WT IV.iv.562.2
Then a wild dedication of your seluesThan a wild dedication of yourselves WT IV.iv.563
To vnpath'd Waters, vndream'd Shores; most certaine,To unpathed waters, undreamed shores, most certainunpathed (adj.)

old form: vnpath'd
uncharted, unexplored, untravelled
WT IV.iv.564
To Miseries enough: no hope to helpe you,To miseries enough: no hope to help you, WT IV.iv.565
But as you shake off one, to take another:But as you shake off one to take another; WT IV.iv.566
Nothing so certaine, as your Anchors, whoNothing so certain as your anchors, who WT IV.iv.567
Doe their best office, if they can but stay you,Do their best office if they can but stay youoffice (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
WT IV.iv.568
stay (v.)
detain, confine, keep
Where you'le be loth to be: besides you know,Where you'll be loath to be. Besides, you know WT IV.iv.569
Prosperitie's the very bond of Loue,Prosperity's the very bond of love,prosperity (n.)
success, good fortune
WT IV.iv.570
Whose fresh complexion, and whose heart together,Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together WT IV.iv.571
Affliction alters.Affliction alters. WT IV.iv.572.1
One of these is true:One of these is true: WT IV.iv.572.2
I thinke Affliction may subdue the Cheeke,I think affliction may subdue the cheek, WT IV.iv.573
But not take-in the Mind.But not take in the mind.take in (v.)

old form: take-in
conquer, subdue, overcome
WT IV.iv.574.1
Yea? say you so?Yea? Say you so? WT IV.iv.574.2
There shall not, at your Fathers House, these seuen yeeresThere shall not at your father's house these seven years WT IV.iv.575
Be borne another such.Be born another such. WT IV.iv.576.1
My good Camillo,My good Camillo, WT IV.iv.576.2
She's as forward, of her Breeding, asShe is as forward of her breeding asbreeding (n.)
raising, upbringing
WT IV.iv.577
She is i'th' reare' our Birth.She is i'th' rear' our birth. WT IV.iv.578.1
I cannot say, 'tis pittyI cannot say 'tis pity WT IV.iv.578.2
She lacks Instructions, for she seemes a MistresseShe lacks instructions, for she seems a mistress WT IV.iv.579
To most that teach.To most that teach. WT IV.iv.580.1
Your pardon Sir, for this,Your pardon, sir; for this WT IV.iv.580.2
Ile blush you Thanks.I'll blush you thanks. WT IV.iv.581.1
My prettiest Perdita.My prettiest Perdita! WT IV.iv.581.2
But O, the Thornes we stand vpon: (Camillo)But O, the thorns we stand upon! Camillo –  WT IV.iv.582
Preseruer of my Father, now of me,Preserver of my father, now of me, WT IV.iv.583
The Medicine of our House: how shall we doe?The medicine of our house – how shall we do?medicine (n.)
physician, doctor
WT IV.iv.584
We are not furnish'd like Bohemia's Sonne,We are not furnished like Bohemia's son, WT IV.iv.585
Nor shall appeare in Sicilia.Nor shall appear in Sicilia. WT IV.iv.586.1
My Lord,My lord, WT IV.iv.586.2
Feare none of this: I thinke you know my fortunesFear none of this. I think you know my fortunesfortune (n.)
wealth, possessions, substance
WT IV.iv.587
Doe all lye there: it shall be so my care,Do all lie there. It shall be so my care WT IV.iv.588
To haue you royally appointed, as ifTo have you royally appointed as ifappoint (v.)
arm, equip, furnish
WT IV.iv.589
The Scene you play, were mine. For instance Sir,The scene you play were mine. For instance, sir,scene (n.)
play, drama, performance
WT IV.iv.590
That you may know you shall not want: one word.That you may know you shall not want, one word.want (v.)
lack, need, be without
WT IV.iv.591
They talk aside WT IV.iv.592.1
Enter Autolicus.Enter Autolycus WT IV.iv.592.2
Ha, ha, what a Foole Honestie is? and Trust Ha, ha, what a fool Honesty is! And Trust, WT IV.iv.592
(his sworne brother) a very simple Gentleman. I haue soldhis sworn brother, a very simple gentleman! I have sold WT IV.iv.593
all my Tromperie: not a counterfeit Stone, not a Ribbon,all my trumpery: not a counterfeit stone, not a ribbon,trumpery (n.)

old form: Tromperie
fancy garments, showy rubbish, worthless finery
WT IV.iv.594
counterfeit (adj.)
pretended, feigned, sham
Glasse, Pomander, Browch, Table-booke, Ballad, Knife, Tape, glass, pomander, brooch, table-book, ballad, knife, tape,table-book (n.)

old form: Table-booke
notebook, memo pad, memorandum book
WT IV.iv.595
glass (n.)

old form: Glasse
mirror, looking-glass
pomander (n.)
perfumed ball; or: case containing perfumed substances
Gloue, Shooe-tye, Bracelet, Horne-Ring, to keepe my Pack glove, shoe-tie, bracelet, horn-ring, to keep my pack WT IV.iv.596
from fasting: they throng who should buy first, as if my from fasting. They throng who should buy first, as if myfast (v.)
starve, stay empty, go without [food]
WT IV.iv.597
Trinkets had beene hallowed, and brought a benediction to trinkets had been hallowed and brought a benediction tobenediction (n.)
blessing, spiritual gift
WT IV.iv.598
the buyer: by which meanes, I saw whose Purse was best the buyer; by which means I saw whose purse was best WT IV.iv.599
in Picture; and what I saw, to my good vse, I in picture; and what I saw, to my good use Ipicture (n.)
scene, visible position, conspicuous place
WT IV.iv.600
remembred. My Clowne (who wants but something to be a remembered. My clown, who wants but something to be awant (v.)
fall short [of], be deficient [in]
WT IV.iv.601
reasonable man) grew so in loue with the Wenches Song, reasonable man, grew so in love with the wenches' songwench (n.)
girl, lass
WT IV.iv.602
that hee would not stirre his Petty-toes, till he had bothTune that he would not stir his pettitoes till he had both tunepettitoes (n.)

old form: Petty-toes
trotters, feet
WT IV.iv.603
and Words, which so drew the rest of the Heard to me, and words; which so drew the rest of the herd to me WT IV.iv.604
that all their other Sences stucke in Eares: you might haue that all their other senses stuck in ears: you might have WT IV.iv.605
pinch'd a Placket, it was sence-lesse; 'twas nothing to pinched a placket, it was senseless; 'twas nothing toplacket (n.)
petticoat, apron
WT IV.iv.606
senseless (adj.)

old form: sencelesse
unconscious, insensible, oblivious
gueld a Cod-peece of a Purse: I would haue fill'd Keyes of geld a codpiece of a purse; I would have filed keys offgeld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt

old form: gueld
deprive, strip, dispossess
WT IV.iv.607
codpiece, cod-piece (n.)

old form: Cod-peece
cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
that hung in Chaynes: no hearing, no feeling, but my Sirs that hung in chains. No hearing, no feeling, but my sir'ssir (n.)
man, person, individual
WT IV.iv.608
Song, and admiring the Nothing of it. So that in this time song, and admiring the nothing of it. So that in this timenothing (n.)
insignificance, unimportance, triviality
WT IV.iv.609
of Lethargie, I pickd and cut most of their Festiuall of lethargy I picked and cut most of their festival WT IV.iv.610
Purses: And had not the old-man come in with a Whoo-bub purses; and had not the old man come in with a hubbubwhoo-bub (n.)
hubbub, confused yelling
WT IV.iv.611
against his Daughter, and the Kings Sonne, and scar'd my against his daughter and the King's son and scared my WT IV.iv.612
Chowghes from the Chaffe, I had not left a Purse aliue in choughs from the chaff, I had not left a purse alive inchough (n.)

old form: Chowghes
rustic, clown
WT IV.iv.613
the whole Army.the whole army. WT IV.iv.614
Camillo, Florizel, and Perdita come forward WT IV.iv.615
Nay, but my Letters by this meanes being thereNay, but my letters, by this means being there WT IV.iv.615
So soone as you arriue, shall cleare that doubt.So soon as you arrive, shall clear that doubt. WT IV.iv.616
And those that you'le procure from King Leontes?And those that you'll procure from King Leontes –  WT IV.iv.617
Shall satisfie your Father.Shall satisfy your father. WT IV.iv.618.1
Happy be you:Happy be you! WT IV.iv.618.2
All that you speake, shewes faire.All that you speak shows fair. WT IV.iv.619.1
(seeing Autolycus) WT IV.iv.619
Who haue we here?Who have we here? WT IV.iv.619.2
Wee'le make an Instrument of this: omitWe'll make an instrument of this, omit WT IV.iv.620
Nothing may giue vs aide.Nothing may give us aid. WT IV.iv.621
(aside) WT IV.iv.622
If they haue ouer-heard me now: If they have overheard me now –  WT IV.iv.622
why hanging.why, hanging. WT IV.iv.623
How now (good Fellow) / Why shak'st thou so? How now, good fellow! Why shak'st thou so? WT IV.iv.624
Feare not (man) / Here's no harme intended to thee.Fear not, man: here's no harm intended to thee. WT IV.iv.625
I am a poore Fellow, Sir.I am a poor fellow, sir. WT IV.iv.626
Why, be so still: here's no body will steale thatWhy, be so still: here's nobody will steal thatstill (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
WT IV.iv.627
from thee: yet for the out-side of thy pouertie, we mustfrom thee. Yet for the outside of thy poverty we must WT IV.iv.628
make an exchange; therefore dis-case thee instantly make an exchange; therefore discase thee instantly – discase (v.)

old form: dis-case
undress, disrobe, strip
WT IV.iv.629
(thou must thinke there's a necessitie in't) and change thou must think there's a necessity in't – and changethink (v.)

old form: thinke
realize, appreciate, understand
WT IV.iv.630
Garments with this Gentleman: Though the penny-worth garments with this gentleman. Though the pennyworth WT IV.iv.631
(on his side) be the worst, yet hold thee, there's some on his side be the worst, yet hold thee, there's some WT IV.iv.632
boot.boot.boot (n.)
good, advantage, profit
WT IV.iv.633
He gives him money WT IV.iv.634
I am a poore Fellow, Sir: (I know ye I am a poor fellow, sir. (Aside) I know ye WT IV.iv.634
well enough.)well enough. WT IV.iv.635
Nay prethee dispatch: the Gentleman is halfeNay, prithee, dispatch. The gentleman is halfdispatch, despatch (v.)
hurry up, be quick
WT IV.iv.636
fled already.flayed already.flayed (adj.)
stripped, skinned, undressed
WT IV.iv.637
Are you in earnest, Sir? (I smell the Are you in earnest, sir? (Aside) I smell the WT IV.iv.638
trick on't.)trick on't. WT IV.iv.639
Dispatch, I prethee.Dispatch, I prithee. WT IV.iv.640
Indeed I haue had Earnest, but I cannot Indeed, I have had earnest, but I cannotearnest (n.)
pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
WT IV.iv.641
with conscience take it.with conscience take it. WT IV.iv.642
Vnbuckle, vnbuckle.Unbuckle, unbuckle. WT IV.iv.643
Florizel and Autolycus exchange garments WT IV.iv.644
Fortunate Mistresse (let my prophecieFortunate mistress – let my prophecy WT IV.iv.644
Come home to ye:) you must retire your selfeCome home to ye! – you must retire yourself WT IV.iv.645
Into some Couert; take your sweet-hearts HatInto some covert; take your sweetheart's hatcovert (n.)

old form: Couert
shelter, hiding-place, concealed spot
WT IV.iv.646
And pluck it ore your Browes, muffle your face,And pluck it o'er your brows, muffle your face,brow (n.)

old form: Browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
WT IV.iv.647
Dis-mantle you, and (as you can) dislikenDismantle you, and, as you can, dislikendismantle (v.)

old form: Dis-mantle
remove an outer garment, take off a cloak
WT IV.iv.648
disliken (v.)
disguise, make unlike, camouflage
The truth of your owne seeming, that you mayThe truth of your own seeming, that you may – seeming (n.)
appearance, look, aspect
WT IV.iv.649
(For I doe feare eyes ouer) to Ship-boordFor I do fear eyes overto shipboardover (adj.)

old form: ouer
observing, overseeing, spying
WT IV.iv.650
shipboard, to

old form: Ship-boord
on board ship
Get vndescry'd.Get undescried.undescried (adj.)

old form: vndescry'd
unseen, unobserved, undiscovered
WT IV.iv.651.1
I see the Play so lyes,I see the play so lies WT IV.iv.651.2
That I must beare a part.That I must bear a part. WT IV.iv.652.1
No remedie:No remedy. WT IV.iv.652.2
Haue you done there?Have you done there? WT IV.iv.653.1
Should I now meet my Father,Should I now meet my father, WT IV.iv.653.2
He would not call me Sonne.He would not call me son. WT IV.iv.654.1
Nay, you shall haue no Hat:Nay, you shall have no hat. WT IV.iv.654.2
He gives the hat to Perdita WT IV.iv.655
Come Lady, come: Farewell (my friend.)Come, lady, come. Farewell, my friend. WT IV.iv.655.1
Adieu, Sir.Adieu, sir. WT IV.iv.655.2
O Perdita: what haue we twaine forgot?O Perdita, what have we twain forgot! WT IV.iv.656
'Pray you a word.Pray you, a word. WT IV.iv.657
(aside) WT IV.iv.658
What I doe next, shall be to tell the KingWhat I do next shall be to tell the King WT IV.iv.658
Of this escape, and whither they are bound;Of this escape and whither they are bound; WT IV.iv.659
Wherein, my hope is, I shall so preuaile,Wherein my hope is I shall so prevail WT IV.iv.660
To force him after: in whose companyTo force him after: in whose company WT IV.iv.661
I shall re-view Sicilia; for whose sight,I shall re-view Sicilia, for whose sight WT IV.iv.662
I haue a Womans Longing.I have a woman's longing. WT IV.iv.663.1
Fortune speed vs:Fortune speed us! WT IV.iv.663.2
Thus we set on (Camillo) to th' Sea-side.Thus we set on, Camillo, to th' seaside. WT IV.iv.664
The swifter speed, the better. The swifter speed the better. WT IV.iv.665
Exit.Exeunt Florizel, Perdita, and Camillo WT IV.iv.665
I vnderstand the businesse, I heare it: to haue I understand the business, I hear it. To have WT IV.iv.666
an open eare, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is necessary an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand is necessaryquick (adj.)
sharp, keen, alert
WT IV.iv.667
for a Cut-purse; a good Nose is requisite also, to smell outfor a cutpurse; a good nose is requisite also, to smell outcutpurse (n.)

old form: Cut-purse
pickpocket, thief, robber
WT IV.iv.668
worke for th' other Sences. I see this is the time that thework for th' other senses. I see this is the time that the WT IV.iv.669
vniust man doth thriue. What an exchange had this been,unjust man doth thrive. What an exchange had this beenunjust (adj.)

old form: vniust
dishonest, untrustworthy, crooked
WT IV.iv.670
without boot? What a boot is here, with this exchange?without boot! What a boot is here, with this exchange!boot (n.)
good, advantage, profit
WT IV.iv.671
Sure the Gods doe this yeere conniue at vs, and we may doe Sure, the gods do this year connive at us, and we may doconnive at (v.)

old form: conniue
look indulgently on, cooperate with
WT IV.iv.672
any thing extempore. The Prince himselfe is about a peece anything extempore. The Prince himself is about a pieceextempore (adj./adv.)
without preparation, improvised, for the occasion
WT IV.iv.673
of Iniquitie (stealing away from his Father, with his Clog of iniquity – stealing away from his father, with his clogclog (n.)
encumbrance, burden, liability
WT IV.iv.674
at his heeles:) if I thought it were a peece of honestie to at his heels. If I thought it were a piece of honesty to WT IV.iv.675
acquaint the King withall, I would not do't: I hold it the acquaint the King withal, I would not do't. I hold it the WT IV.iv.676
more knauerie to conceale it; and therein am I constant to more knavery to conceal it; and therein am I constant to WT IV.iv.677
my profession. WT IV.iv.678
Enter Clowne and Shepheard.Enter Clown and Shepherd WT IV.iv.679.1
Aside, aside, here is more matter for a hot braine: EueryAside, aside! Here is more matter for a hot brain. Everymatter (n.)
affair(s), business, real issue
WT IV.iv.679
hot (adj.)
enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
Lanes end, euery Shop, Church, Session, Hanging, yeeldslane's end, every shop, church, session, hanging, yields WT IV.iv.680
a carefull man worke.a careful man work. WT IV.iv.681
Clowne. CLOWN 
See, see: what a man you are now? there is noSee, see, what a man you are now! There is no WT IV.iv.682
other way, but to tell the King she's a Changeling, andother way but to tell the King she's a changeling andchangeling (n./adj.)
child taken by fairies, stolen child
WT IV.iv.683
none of your flesh and blood.none of your flesh and blood. WT IV.iv.684
Nay, but heare me.Nay, but hear me. WT IV.iv.685
Clow. CLOWN 
Nay; but heare me.Nay, but hear me. WT IV.iv.686
Goe too then.Go to, then. WT IV.iv.687
Clow. CLOWN 
She being none of your flesh and blood, yourShe being none of your flesh and blood, your WT IV.iv.688
flesh and blood ha's not offended the King, and so yourflesh and blood has not offended the King; and so your WT IV.iv.689
flesh and blood is not to be punish'd by him. Shew flesh and blood is not to be punished by him. Show WT IV.iv.690
those things you found about her (those secret things, those things you found about her, those secret things, WT IV.iv.691
all but what she ha's with her:) This being done, let the all but what she has with her. This being done, let the WT IV.iv.692
Law goe whistle: I warrant go whistle, I warrant you.whistle, go

old form: goe
carry on to no purpose, waste [one's] time
WT IV.iv.693
warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
I will tell the King all, euery word, yea, and I will tell the King all, every word – yea, and WT IV.iv.694
his Sonnes prancks too; who, I may say, is no honest man,his son's pranks too; who, I may say, is no honest man,prank (n.)

old form: prancks
outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
WT IV.iv.695
neither to his Father, nor to me, to goe about to make meneither to his father nor to me, to go about to make mego about (v.)

old form: goe
endeavour, set to work, start trying
WT IV.iv.696
the Kings Brother in Law.the King's brother-in-law. WT IV.iv.697
Clow. CLOWN 
Indeed Brother in Law was the farthest off youIndeed, brother-in-law was the farthest off you WT IV.iv.698
could haue beene to him, and then your Blood had beenecould have been to him; and then your blood had been WT IV.iv.699
the dearer, by I know how much an ounce.the dearer by I know not how much an ounce. WT IV.iv.700
(aside) WT IV.iv.701
Very wisely (Puppies.)Very wisely, puppies! WT IV.iv.701
Well: let vs to the King: there is that in thisWell, let us to the King. There is that in this WT IV.iv.702
Farthell, will make him scratch his Beard.fardel will make him scratch his beard.fardel (n.)

old form: Farthell
burden, load, bundle
WT IV.iv.703
(aside) WT IV.iv.704
I know not what impediment this I know not what impediment this WT IV.iv.704
Complaint may be to the flight of my Master.complaint may be to the flight of my master. WT IV.iv.705
'Pray heartily he be at' Pallace.Pray heartily he be at palace. WT IV.iv.706
(aside) WT IV.iv.707
Though I am not naturally honest, I Though I am not naturally honest, I WT IV.iv.707
am so sometimes by chance: Let me pocket vp my am so sometimes by chance. Let me pocket up my WT IV.iv.708
Pedlers excrement. pedlar's excrement.excrement (n.)
outgrowth [of hair]
WT IV.iv.709
He takes off his false beard WT IV.iv.710
How now (Rustiques) whither are you bound?How now, rustics! Whither are you bound? WT IV.iv.710
To th' Pallace (and it like your Worship.)To th' palace, an it like your (v.)
please, suit
WT IV.iv.711
Your Affaires there? what? with whom? theYour affairs there, what, with whom, the WT IV.iv.712
Condition of that Farthell? the place of your dwelling? your condition of that fardel, the place of your dwelling, yourfardel (n.)

old form: Farthell
burden, load, bundle
WT IV.iv.713
condition (n.)
nature, state, circumstances
names? your ages? of what hauing? breeding, andnames, your ages, of what having, breeding, andhaving (n.)

old form: hauing
fortune, estate, means
WT IV.iv.714
breeding (n.)
ancestry, parentage, noble lineage
any thing that is fitting to be knowne, discouer?anything that is fitting to be known, (v.)

old form: discouer
reveal, show, make known
WT IV.iv.715
We are but plaine fellowes, Sir.We are but plain fellows, sir. WT IV.iv.716
A Lye; you are rough, and hayrie: Let me haueA lie: you are rough and hairy. Let me have WT IV.iv.717
no lying; it becomes none but Trades-men, and they often no lying: it becomes none but tradesmen, and they oftenbecome (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
WT IV.iv.718
giue vs (Souldiers) the Lye, but wee pay them for it with give us soldiers the lie; but we pay them for it with WT IV.iv.719
stamped Coyne, not stabbing Steele, therefore they doe not stamped coin, not stabbing steel; therefore they do not WT IV.iv.720
giue vs the Lye.give us the lie. WT IV.iv.721
Your Worship had like to haue giuen vs one, ifYour worship had like to have given us one, iflike (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
WT IV.iv.722
you had not taken your selfe with the had not taken yourself with the manner. WT IV.iv.723
Are you a Courtier, and't like you Sir?Are you a courtier, an't like you, sir?like (v.)
please, suit
WT IV.iv.724
Whether it like me, or no, I am a Courtier. Whether it like me or no, I am a courtier. WT IV.iv.725
Seest thou not the ayre of the Court, in these enfoldings? Seest thou not the air of the court in these enfoldings?enfoldings (n.)
garments, clothes
WT IV.iv.726
air (n.)

old form: ayre
manner, style, fashion
Hath not my gate in it, the measure of the Court? Hath not my gait in it the measure of the court?measure (n.)
slow stately dance, graceful movement
WT IV.iv.727
gait (n.)

old form: gate
manner of walking, bearing, movement
Receiues not thy Nose Court-Odour from me? Reflect I not Receives not thy nose court-odour from me? Reflect I not WT IV.iv.728
on thy Basenesse, Court-Contempt? Think'st thou, for on thy baseness court-contempt? Think'st thou, forbaseness (n.)

old form: Basenesse
debasement, lowly state, humiliation
WT IV.iv.729
that I insinuate, at toaze from thee thy Businesse, I am that I insinuate, to toaze from thee thy business, I aminsinuate (v.)
behave subtly, follow an indirect route
WT IV.iv.730
toaze (v.)
tease, get out, extract
therefore no Courtier? I am Courtier Cap-a-pe; and one therefore no courtier? I am courtier cap-a-pe; and onecap-a-pe, cap-a-pie (adv.)
[pron: kapa'pay] from head to foot, from top to toe
WT IV.iv.731
that will eyther push-on, or pluck-back, thy Businesse that will either push on or pluck back thy business WT IV.iv.732
there: whereupon I command thee to open thy Affaire.there; whereupon I command thee to open thy (v.)
reveal, uncover, disclose
WT IV.iv.733
My Businesse, Sir, is to the King.My business, sir, is to the King. WT IV.iv.734
What Aduocate ha'st thou to him?What advocate hast thou to him? WT IV.iv.735
I know not (and't like you.)I know not, an't like you. WT IV.iv.736
Aduocate's the Court-word for a Pheazant: sayAdvocate's the court-word for a pheasant: say WT IV.iv.737
you haue have none. WT IV.iv.738
None, Sir: I haue no Pheazant Cock, nor Hen.None, sir; I have no pheasant, cock nor hen. WT IV.iv.739
How blessed are we, that are not simple men?How blessed are we that are not simple men!simple (adj.)
common, ordinary, average, humble
WT IV.iv.740
Yet Nature might haue made me as these are,Yet Nature might have made me as these are: WT IV.iv.741
Therefore I will not disdaine.Therefore I'll not disdain. WT IV.iv.742
Clo. CLOWN  
(aside to Shepherd) WT IV.iv.743
This cannot be but a great This cannot be but a great WT IV.iv.743
Courtier.courtier. WT IV.iv.744
His Garments are rich, but he weares them notHis garments are rich, but he wears them not WT IV.iv.745
handsomely.handsomely.handsomely (adv.)
beautifully, elegantly, attractively
WT IV.iv.746
He seemes to be the more Noble, in being He seems to be the more noble in being WT IV.iv.747
fantasticall: A great man, Ile warrant; I know by the pickingfantastical. A great man, I'll warrant. I know by the pickingfantastical (adj.)
fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
WT IV.iv.748
warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
on's Teeth.on's teeth. WT IV.iv.749
The Farthell there? What's i'th' Farthell? / Wherefore The fardel there, what's i'th' fardel? Whereforefardel (n.)

old form: Farthell
burden, load, bundle
WT IV.iv.750
that Box?that box? WT IV.iv.751
Sir, there lyes such Secrets in this Farthell andSir, there lies such secrets in this fardel and WT IV.iv.752
Box, which none must know but the King, and which heebox, which none must know but the King; and which he WT IV.iv.753
shall know within this houre, if I may come to th' speechshall know within this hour, if I may come to th' speech WT IV.iv.754
of him.of him. WT IV.iv.755
Age, thou hast lost thy labour.Age, thou hast lost thy labour. WT IV.iv.756
Why Sir?Why, sir? WT IV.iv.757
The King is not at the Pallace, he is gone The King is not at the palace; he is gone WT IV.iv.758
aboord a new Ship, to purge Melancholy, and ayre himselfe: aboard a new ship, to purge melancholy and air himself:air (v.)

old form: ayre
exercise, take the air, provide with fresh air
WT IV.iv.759
for if thou bee'st capable of things serious, thou for, if thou be'st capable of things serious, thoucapable of
appreciative of, able to take in
WT IV.iv.760
must know the King is full of griefe.must know the King is full of grief. WT IV.iv.761
So 'tis said (Sir:) about his Sonne, that shouldSo 'tis said, sir: about his son, that should WT IV.iv.762
haue marryed a Shepheards Daughter.have married a shepherd's daughter. WT IV.iv.763
If that Shepheard be not in hand-fast, let himIf that shepherd be not in hand-fast, let himhandfast, in

old form: hand-fast
held fast, in custody, under arrest
WT IV.iv.764
flye; the Curses he shall haue, the Tortures he shall feele,fly: the curses he shall have, the tortures he shall feel, WT IV.iv.765
will breake the back of Man, the heart of Monster.will break the back of man, the heart of monster. WT IV.iv.766
Thinke you so, Sir?Think you so, sir? WT IV.iv.767
Not hee alone shall suffer what Wit can makeNot he alone shall suffer what wit can makewit (n.)
cunning plan, ingenious design
WT IV.iv.768
heauie, and Vengeance bitter; but those that are Iermaineheavy and vengeance bitter; but those that are germanegerman, germane (adj.)

old form: Iermaine
near related, closely akin
WT IV.iv.769
heavy (adj.)

old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
to him (though remou'd fiftie times) shall all come vnderto him, though removed fifty times, shall all come under WT IV.iv.770
the Hang-man: which, though it be great pitty, yet it isthe hangman – which, though it be great pity, yet it is WT IV.iv.771
necessarie. An old Sheepe-whistling Rogue, a Ram-tender, necessary. An old sheep-whistling rogue, a ram-tender, WT IV.iv.772
to offer to haue his Daughter come into grace? Some say to offer to have his daughter come into grace? Some sayoffer (v.)
dare, presume, venture
WT IV.iv.773
hee shall be ston'd: but that death is too soft for him (say he shall be stoned; but that death is too soft for him, say WT IV.iv.774
I:) Draw our Throne into a Sheep-Coat? all deaths are too I. Draw our throne into a sheepcote? All deaths are toosheepcote (n.)

old form: Sheep-Coat
building where sheep shelter
WT IV.iv.775
few, the sharpest too easie.few, the sharpest too easy. WT IV.iv.776
Ha's the old-man ere a Sonne Sir (doe you heare) and't Has the old man e'er a son, sir, do you hear, an't WT IV.iv.777
like you, Sir?like you, sir? WT IV.iv.778
Hee ha's a Sonne: who shall be flayd aliue, He has a son: who shall be flayed alive; WT IV.iv.779
then 'noynted ouer with Honey, set on the head of a then, 'nointed over with honey, set on the head of a WT IV.iv.780
Waspes Nest, then stand till he be three quarters and a wasp's nest; then stand till he be three-quarters and a WT IV.iv.781
dram dead: then recouer'd againe with Aquavite, or dram dead; then recovered again with aqua-vitae orrecover (v.)

old form: recouer'd
revive, restore to health
WT IV.iv.782
dram (n.)
tiny amount, small quantity
aqua-vitae (n.)

old form: Aquavite
spirits, alcohol, strong drink, brandy
some other hot Infusion: then, raw as he is (and in the some other hot infusion; then, raw as he is, and in the WT IV.iv.783
hotest day Prognostication proclaymes) shall he be sethottest day prognostication proclaims, shall he be setprognostication (n.)
weather forecast in the almanac
WT IV.iv.784
against a Brick-wall, (the Sunne looking with a South-ward against a brick wall, the sun looking with a southward WT IV.iv.785
eye vpon him; where hee is to behold him, with Flyes eye upon him, where he is to behold him with flies WT IV.iv.786
blown to death.) But what talke we of these Traitorly-blown to death. But what talk we of these traitorlytraitorly (adj.)
traitorous, treacherous
WT IV.iv.787
blown (adj.)
inflamed, swollen, distended
Rascals, whose miseries are to be smil'd at, their offences rascals, whose miseries are to be smiled at, their offences WT IV.iv.788
being so capitall? Tell me (for you seeme to be honest being so capital? Tell me, for you seem to be honest, WT IV.iv.789
plaine men) what you haue to the King: being something plain men, what you have to the King. Being somethinghave (v.)

old form: haue
take, convey; or: have to do [with]
WT IV.iv.790
gently consider'd, Ile bring you where he is aboord, gently considered, I'll bring you where he is aboard,gently (adv.)
like a gentleman, honourably, with dignity
WT IV.iv.791
gently (adv.)
generously, nobly, befittingly
consider (v.)

old form: consider'd
reward, recompense, requite
tender your persons to his presence, whisper him in tender your persons to his presence, whisper him intender (v.)
offer, give, present
WT IV.iv.792
your behalfes; and if it be in man, besides the King, to your behalfs; and if it be in man besides the King to WT IV.iv.793
effect your Suites, here is man shall doe it.effect your suits, here is man shall do it.suit (n.)

old form: Suites
formal request, entreaty, petition
WT IV.iv.794
Clow. CLOWN 
He seemes to be of great authoritie: close withHe seems to be of great authority. Close withclose (v.)
agree, come to terms, compromise
WT IV.iv.795
him, giue him Gold; and though Authoritie be a stubborne him, give him gold; and though authority be a stubborn WT IV.iv.796
Beare, yet hee is oft led by the Nose with Gold: shew the bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold. Show theoft (adv.)
WT IV.iv.797
in-side of your Purse to the out-side of his hand, and no inside of your purse to the outside of his hand, and no WT IV.iv.798
more adoe. Remember ston'd, and flay'd aliue.more ado. Remember, stoned, and flayed alive! WT IV.iv.799
And't please you (Sir) to vndertake the BusinesseAn't please you, sir, to undertake the business WT IV.iv.800
for vs, here is that Gold I haue: Ile make it as muchfor us, here is that gold I have. I'll make it as much WT IV.iv.801
more, and leaue this young man in pawne, till I bring itmore, and leave this young man in pawn till I bring itpawn (n.)

old form: pawne
pledge, surety, forfeit
WT IV.iv.802 WT IV.iv.803
After I haue done what I promised?After I have done what I promised? WT IV.iv.804
I Sir.Ay, sir. WT IV.iv.805
Well, giue me the Moitie: Well, give me the moiety. (To the Clown)moiety (n.)
share, portion, part
WT IV.iv.806
Are you a partie in this Businesse?Are you a party in this business? WT IV.iv.807
Clow. CLOWN 
In some sort, Sir: but though my case be a pittifull In some sort, sir: but though my case be a pitifulcase (n.)
skin, hide, coat
WT IV.iv.808
one, I hope I shall not be flayd out of, I hope I shall not be flayed out of it. WT IV.iv.809
Oh, that's the case of the Shepheards Sonne:O, that's the case of the shepherd's son. WT IV.iv.810
hang him, hee'le be made an example.Hang him, he'll be made an example. WT IV.iv.811
Clow. CLOWN  
(aside to Shepherd) WT IV.iv.812
Comfort, good comfort: We Comfort, good comfort! We WT IV.iv.812
must to the King, and shew our strange sights: he must must to the King and show our strange sights. He must WT IV.iv.813
know 'tis none of your Daughter, nor my Sister: wee are know 'tis none of your daughter, nor my sister; we are WT IV.iv.814
gone else. Sir, I will giue you as much as gone else. (To Autolycus) Sir, I will give you as much asgone (adj.)
lost, ruined, brought down
WT IV.iv.815
this old man do's, when the Businesse is performed, and this old man does, when the business is performed; and WT IV.iv.816
remaine (as he sayes) your pawne till it be brought you.remain, as he says, your pawn till it be brought you. WT IV.iv.817
I will trust you. Walke before toward the Seaside, I will trust you. Walk before toward the seaside; WT IV.iv.818
goe on the right hand, I will but looke vpon thego on the right hand: I will but look upon thelook upon (v.)

old form: looke vpon
turn towards, look in the direction of
WT IV.iv.819
Hedge, and follow you.hedge, and follow you. WT IV.iv.820
Clow. CLOWN  
(aside to Shepherd) WT IV.iv.821
We are bless'd, in this man: as I We are blest in this man, as I WT IV.iv.821
may say, euen bless'd.may say, even blest. WT IV.iv.822
Let's before, as he bids vs: he was prouided Let's before, as he bids us. He was provided WT IV.iv.823
to doe vs do us good. WT IV.iv.824
Exeunt Shepherd and Clown WT IV.iv.824
If I had a mind to be honest, I see Fortune If I had a mind to be honest, I see Fortune WT IV.iv.825
would not suffer mee: shee drops Booties in my mouth. I would not suffer me: she drops booties in my mouth. I WT IV.iv.826
am courted now with a double occasion: (Gold, and a am courted now with a double occasion: gold, and aoccasion (n.)
circumstance, opportunity
WT IV.iv.827
means to doe the Prince my Master good; which, who means to do the Prince my master good; which who WT IV.iv.828
knowes how that may turne backe to my aduancement?) I knows how that may turn back to my advancement? Iturn back (v.)

old form: turne backe
redound, lead, come back
WT IV.iv.829
advancement (n.)

old form: aduancement
preferment, elevation, progress
will bring these two Moales, these blind-ones, aboord will bring these two moles, these blind ones, aboard WT IV.iv.830
him: if he thinke it fit to shoare them againe, and that the him. If he think it fit to shore them again, and that theshore (v.)

old form: shoare
put ashore, return to the land
WT IV.iv.831
Complaint they haue to the King, concernes him nothing, complaint they have to the King concerns him nothing, WT IV.iv.832
let him call me Rogue, for being so farre officious, for I amlet him call me rogue for being so far officious; for I am WT IV.iv.833
proofe against that Title, and what shame else belongsproof against that title, and what shame else belongsproof (adj.)

old form: proofe
unmoved, impervious, indifferent
WT IV.iv.834
title (n.)
name, label, designation
to't: To him will I present them, there may be matter to't. To him will I present them: there may be matter WT IV.iv.835
in it. in it. WT IV.iv.836
ExeuntExit WT IV.iv.836
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