Twelfth Night

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Enter Oliuia and Maria.Enter Olivia and Maria TN III.iv.1
(aside) TN III.iv.1
I haue sent after him, he sayes hee'l come:I have sent after him, he says he'll come. TN III.iv.1
How shall I feast him? What bestow of him?How shall I feast him? What bestow of him?bestow (v.)
give as a gift [to], present [with]
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For youth is bought more oft, then begg'd, or borrow'd.For youth is bought more oft than begged or borrowed.oft (adv.)
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I speake too loud: I speak too loud. TN III.iv.4
Where's Maluolio, he is sad, and ciuill,(To Maria) Where's Malvolio? He is sad and civil,sad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
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civil (adj.)
seemly, decent, well-behaved
And suites well for a seruant with my fortunes,And suits well for a servant with my fortunes. TN III.iv.6
Where is Maluolio?Where is Malvolio? TN III.iv.7
He's comming Madame: / But in very strange manner. He's coming, madam, but in very strange manner. TN III.iv.8
He is sure possest Madam.He is sure possessed, madam. TN III.iv.9
Why what's the matter, does he raue?Why, what's the matter? Does he rave? TN III.iv.10
No Madam, he does nothing but smile: your No, madam, he does nothing but smile. Your TN III.iv.11
Ladyship were best to haue some guard about you, if heeladyship were best to have some guard about you, if he TN III.iv.12
come, for sure the man is tainted in's wits.come, for sure the man is tainted in's wits.tainted (adj.)
infected, diseased
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wits, also five wits
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
Go call him hither.Go, call him hither. TN III.iv.14.1
Exit Maria TN III.iv.14
I am as madde as hee,I am as mad as he TN III.iv.14.2
If sad and merry madnesse equall bee.If sad and merry madness equal be.sad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
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Enter Maluolio.Enter Malvolio and Maria TN III.iv.16
How now Maluolio?How now, Malvolio? TN III.iv.16
Sweet Lady, ho, ho.Sweet lady! Ho! Ho! TN III.iv.17
Smil'st thou? I sent for thee vpon a sad occasion.Smil'st thou? I sent for thee upon a sad occasion.sad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
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Sad Lady, I could be sad: / This does make Sad, lady? I could be sad; this does make TN III.iv.19
some obstruction in the blood: / This crosse-gartering, but some obstruction in the blood, this cross-gartering – butcross-gartering (n.)wearing garters crossed along the legsTN III.iv.20
what of that? / If it please the eye of one, it is with me as what of that? If it please the eye of one, it is with me as TN III.iv.21
the very true / Sonnet is: Please one, and please all.the very true sonnet is: ‘Please one and please all'.sonnet (n.)
song, lyric
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Why how doest thou man? / What is the matterWhy, how dost thou, man? What is the matter TN III.iv.23
with thee?with thee? TN III.iv.24
Not blacke in my minde, though yellow in myNot black in my mind, though yellow in my TN III.iv.25
legges: It did come to his hands, and Commaunds shall be legs. It did come to his hands; and commands shall be TN III.iv.26
executed. I thinke we doe know the sweet Romane hand.executed. I think we do know the sweet Roman hand. TN III.iv.27
Wilt thou go to bed Maluolio?Wilt thou go to bed, Malvolio? TN III.iv.28
To bed? I sweet heart, and Ile come to To bed! ‘ Ay, sweetheart, and I'll come to TN III.iv.29
thee.thee!’ TN III.iv.30
God comfort thee: Why dost thou smile so, andGod comfort thee! Why dost thou smile so, and TN III.iv.31
kisse thy hand so oft?kiss thy hand so oft?oft (adv.)
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How do you Maluolio?How do you, Malvolio? TN III.iv.33
At your request: / Yes Nightingales answere At your request? Yes; nightingales answer TN III.iv.34
Dawes.daws.daw (n.)

old form: Dawes
jackdaw [as noted for its stupidity]; dolt, fool
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Why appeare you with this ridiculous boldnesse Why appear you with this ridiculous boldness TN III.iv.36
before my Lady.before my lady? TN III.iv.37
Be not afraid of greatnesse: 'twas well writ.‘ Be not afraid of greatness.’ 'Twas well writ. TN III.iv.38
What meanst thou by that Maluolio?What mean'st thou by that, Malvolio? TN III.iv.39
Some are borne great.‘ Some are born great – ’ TN III.iv.40
Ha?Ha? TN III.iv.41
Some atcheeue greatnesse.‘ Some achieve greatness – ’ TN III.iv.42
What sayst thou?What sayest thou? TN III.iv.43
And some haue greatnesse thrust vpon‘ And some have greatness thrust upon TN III.iv.44
them.them.’ TN III.iv.45
Heauen restore thee.Heaven restore thee! TN III.iv.46
Remember who commended thy yellow ‘ Remember who commended thy yellowcommend (v.)
praise, admire, extol
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stockings.stockings – ’ TN III.iv.48
Thy yellow stockings?Thy yellow stockings? TN III.iv.49
And wish'd to see thee crosse garter'd.‘ – and wished to see thee cross-gartered.’cross-gartered (adj.)

old form: crosse garter'd
with garters crossed along the legs
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Crosse garter'd?Cross-gartered? TN III.iv.51
Go too, thou art made, if thou desir'st to be ‘ Go to, thou art made if thou desir'st to be TN III.iv.52’ TN III.iv.53
Am I made?Am I maid! TN III.iv.54
If not, ler me see thee a seruant still.‘ If not, let me see thee a servant still.’ TN III.iv.55
Why this is verie Midsommer madnesse.Why, this is very midsummer madness. TN III.iv.56
Enter Seruant.Enter a Servant TN III.iv.57
Madame, the young Gentleman of the CountMadam, the young gentleman of the Count TN III.iv.57
Orsino's is return'd, I could hardly entreate him backe: heOrsino's is returned. I could hardly entreat him back. Hehardly (adv.)
with great difficulty, only with difficulty
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attends your Ladyships pleasure.attends your ladyship's pleasure.attend (v.)
await, wait for, expect
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Ile come to him.I'll come to him. TN III.iv.60
Exit Servant TN III.iv.60
Good Maria, let this fellow be look d too. Where's myGood Maria, let this fellow be looked to. Where's my TN III.iv.61
Cosine Toby, let some of my people haue a speciall carecousin Toby? Let some of my people have a special care TN III.iv.62
of him, I would not haue him miscarrie for the halfe ofof him. I would not have him miscarry for the half ofmiscarry (v.)

old form: miscarrie
come to harm, perish, meet death
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my Dowry. my dowry. TN III.iv.64
exitExeunt Olivia and Maria different ways TN III.iv.64
Oh ho, do you come neere me now: no worseO ho! Do you come near me now? No worsecome near (v.)

old form: neere
begin to understand, start to appreciate
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man then sir Toby to looke to me. This concurres directly man than Sir Toby to look to me! This concurs directly TN III.iv.66
with the Letter, she sends him on purpose, that I maywith the letter. She sends him on purpose, that I may TN III.iv.67
appeare stubborne to him: for she incites me to that inappear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in TN III.iv.68
the Letter. Cast thy humble slough sayes she: be the letter. ‘ Cast thy humble slough,’ says she. ‘ Be TN III.iv.69
opposite with a Kinsman, surly with seruants, let thy opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants, let thy TN III.iv.70
tongue langer with arguments of state, put thy selfe into thetongue tang with arguments of state, put thyself into the TN III.iv.71
tricke of singularity: and consequently setts downe thetrick of singularity ’ – and consequently sets down theconsequently (adv.)
subsequently, later, then
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manner how: as a sad face, a reuerend carriage, a slowmanner how: as, a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slowsad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
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reverend (adj.)

old form: reuerend
revered, worthy, respected
carriage (n.)
bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
tongue, in the habite of some Sir of note, and so foorth. I tongue, in the habit of some sir of note, and so forth. Isir (n.)
gentleman, lord, gallant, master
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habit (n.)

old form: habite
dress, clothing, costume
haue lymde her, but it is Ioues doing, and Ioue make mehave limed her! But it is Jove's doing, and Jove make melime (v.)

old form: lymde
trap, snare, catch [as if by using birdlime]
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Jove (n.)
[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
thankefull. And when she went away now, let this Fellow thankful! And when she went away now – ‘ let this fellow TN III.iv.76
be look'd too: Fellow? not Maluolio, nor after mybe looked to.’ Fellow! Not ‘ Malvolio,’ nor after my TN III.iv.77
degree, but Fellow. Why euery thing adheres togither,degree, but ‘ fellow ’! Why, everything adheres together,fellow (n.)
counterpart, match, equal
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degree (n.)
rank, station, standing
that no dramme of a scruple, no scruple of a scruple, nothat no dram of a scruple, no scruple of a scruple, noscruple (n.)
tiny amount, last ounce
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dram (n.)

old form: dramme
tiny amount, small quantity
obstacle, no incredulous or vnsafe circumstance: Whatobstacle, no incredulous or unsafe circumstance – whatincredulous (adj.)
incredible, unbelievable
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can be saide? Nothing that can be, can come betweenecan be said? – nothing that can be, can come between TN III.iv.81
me, and the full prospect of my hopes. Well Ioue, not I,me and the full prospect of my hopes. Well, Jove, not I, TN III.iv.82
is the doer of this, and he is to be the doer of this, and he is to be thanked. TN III.iv.83
Enter Toby, Fabian, and Maria.Enter Sir Toby, Fabian, and Maria TN III.iv.84
Which way is hee in the name of sanctity. If allWhich way is he, in the name of sanctity? If all TN III.iv.84
the diuels of hell be drawne in little, and Legion himselfethe devils of hell be drawn in little and Legion himselflittle, in
on a small scale, in miniature
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Legion (n.)
in the Bible, the name of a devil
possest him, yet Ile speake to him.possessed him, yet I'll speak to him. TN III.iv.86
Heere he is, heere he is: how ist with you sir?Here he is, here he is. How is't with you, sir? TN III.iv.87
How ist with you man?How is't with you, man? TN III.iv.88
Go off, I discard you: let me enioy my priuate:Go off, I discard you. Let me enjoy my private.private (n.)

old form: priuate
privacy, own company, solitude
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go off.Go off. TN III.iv.90
Lo, how hollow the fiend speakes within him; did Lo, how hollow the fiend speaks within him. Did TN III.iv.91
not I tell you? Sir Toby, my Lady prayes you to haue a not I tell you? Sir Toby, my lady prays you to have a TN III.iv.92
care of of him. TN III.iv.93
Ah ha, does she so?Ah ha! Does she so! TN III.iv.94
Go too, go too: peace, peace, wee must deale gently Go to, go to! Peace, peace, we must deal gently TN III.iv.95
with him: Let me alone. How do you Maluolio? How with him. Let me alone. How do you, Malvolio? How TN III.iv.96
ist with you? What man, defie the diuell: consider,is't with you? What, man, defy the devil! Consider, TN III.iv.97
he's an enemy to mankinde.he's an enemy to mankind. TN III.iv.98
Do you know what you say?Do you know what you say? TN III.iv.99
La you, and you speake ill of the diuell, how he takes La you, an you speak ill of the devil, how he takesill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
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and, an (conj.)
if, whether
la you
see, look now
it at heart. Pray God he be not bewitch' at heart! Pray God he be not bewitched! TN III.iv.101
Carry his water to th'wise woman.Carry his water to the wisewoman.wise woman, wisewoman (n.)
fortune-teller, witch, sorceress
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water (n.)
Marry and it shall be done to morrow morning if Marry, and it shall be done tomorrow morning, ifmarry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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I liue. My Lady would not loose him for more then ileI live. My lady would not lose him, for more than I'll TN III.iv.104
say.say. TN III.iv.105
How now mistris?How now, mistress? TN III.iv.106
Oh Lord.O Lord! TN III.iv.107
Prethee hold thy peace, this is not the way: DoePrithee, hold thy peace, this is not the way. Do TN III.iv.108
you not see you moue him? Let me alone with not see you move him? Let me alone with him.move (v.)

old form: moue
move to anger, provoke, exasperate
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No way but gentlenesse, gently, gently: the FiendNo way but gentleness, gently, gently. The fiend TN III.iv.110
is rough, and will not be roughly vs' rough, and will not be roughly used. TN III.iv.111
Why how now my bawcock? how dost yu Why, how now, my bawcock? How dost thou,bawcock (n.)
[fine bird] fine fellow, good chap
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chuck?chuck?chuck (n.)
chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
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Sir.Sir! TN III.iv.114
I biddy, come with me. What man, tis not Ay, biddy, come with me. What, man, 'tis notbiddy (n.)
chicken; chickabiddy [as childish form]
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for grauity to play at cherrie-pit with sathan Hang him for gravity to play at cherry-pit with Satan. Hang him,cherry-pit (n.)

old form: cherrie-pit
[children's game] throwing cherry-stones into a hole
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gravity (n.)

old form: grauity
respectability, authority, dignified position
Satan (n.)
in Christian tradition, the Devil
foul Colliar.foul collier!collier (n.)

old form: Colliar
coalman, coal-vendor
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Get him to say his prayers, good sir Toby gette him Get him to say his prayers, good Sir Toby; get him TN III.iv.118
to pray. TN III.iv.119
My prayers Minx.My prayers, minx! TN III.iv.120
No I warrant you, he will not heare of godlynesse.No, I warrant you, he will not hear of godliness.warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
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Go hang your selues all: you are ydle shalloweGo, hang yourselves all. You are idle, shallow TN III.iv.122
things, I am not of your element, you shall knowe morethings; I am not of your element. You shall know moreelement (n.)
place, sphere, station
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heereafter. hereafter. TN III.iv.124
ExitExit Malvolio TN III.iv.124
Ist possible?Is't possible? TN III.iv.125
If this were plaid vpon a stage now, I could If this were played upon a stage now, I could TN III.iv.126
condemne it as an improbable fiction.condemn it as an improbable fiction. TN III.iv.127
His very genius hath taken the infection of theHis very genius hath taken the infection of thegenius (n.)
soul, spirit, being
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deuice man.device, man.device (n.)

old form: deuice
plot, stratagem, trick
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Nay pursue him now, least the deuice take ayre, and Nay, pursue him now, lest the device take air, anddevice (n.)

old form: deuice
plot, stratagem, trick
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air, take

old form: ayre
become known, spread about
taint.taint.taint (v.)
spoil, go rotten
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Why we shall make him mad indeede.Why, we shall make him mad indeed. TN III.iv.132
The house will be the quieter.The house will be the quieter. TN III.iv.133
Come, wee'l haue him in a darke room & Come, we'll have him in a dark room and TN III.iv.134
bound. My Neece is already in the beleefe that he's mad: bound. My niece is already in the belief that he's mad. TN III.iv.135
we may carry it thus for our pleasure, and his pennance, We may carry it thus for our pleasure and his penancecarry (v.)
maintain, keep going, carry on with
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til our very pastime tyred out of breath, prompt vs to till our very pastime, tired out of breath, prompt us to TN III.iv.137
haue mercy on him: at which time, we wil bring the have mercy on him; at which time, we will bring the TN III.iv.138
deuice to the bar and crowne thee for a finder of madmen: device to the bar, and crown thee for a finder of madmen.finder (n.)
jury-member who determines if someone is insane, ascertainer
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device (n.)

old form: deuice
plot, stratagem, trick
but see, but see.But see, but see! TN III.iv.140
Enter Sir Andrew.Enter Sir Andrew TN III.iv.141.1
More matter for a May morning.More matter for a May morning!matter (n.)
subject-matter, content, substance
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Heere's the Challenge, reade it: I warrant Here's the challenge, read it. I warrantwarrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
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there's vinegar and pepper in't.there's vinegar and pepper in't. TN III.iv.143
Ist so sawcy?Is't so saucy?saucy (adj.)

old form: sawcy
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
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I, ist? I warrant him: do but read.Ay, is't, I warrant him. Do but read.warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
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Giue me.Give me. TN III.iv.146
He reads TN III.iv.147
Youth, whatsoeuer thou art, thou art but a scuruy fellow.Youth, whatsoever thou art, thou art but a scurvy fellow. TN III.iv.147
Good, and valiant.Good and valiant. TN III.iv.148
(reads) TN III.iv.149.1
Wonder not, nor admire not in thy minde Wonder not, nor admire not in thy mind,wonder (v.)
marvel [at], be astonished [at]
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admire (v.)
marvel, wonder, be astonished [at]
why I doe call thee so, for I will shew thee no reason for't.why I do call thee so, for I will show thee no reason for't. TN III.iv.150
A good note, that keepes you from the blow of ye A good note, that keeps you from the blow of the TN III.iv.151
Lawlaw. TN III.iv.152
(reads) TN III.iv.153
Thou comst to the Lady Oliuia, and in Thou com'st to the Lady Olivia, and in TN III.iv.153
my sight she vses thee kindly: but thou lyest in thy throat,my sight she uses thee kindly. But thou liest in thy throat;use (v.)

old form: vses
treat, deal with, manage
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that is not the matter I challenge thee for.that is not the matter I challenge thee for. TN III.iv.155
Very breefe, and to exceeding good sence-Very brief, and to exceeding good sense – (aside) TN III.iv.156
lesse.less! TN III.iv.157
(reads) TN III.iv.158
I will way-lay thee going home, where if I will waylay thee going home; where, if TN III.iv.158
it be thy chance to kill be thy chance to kill me TN III.iv.159
Good.Good! TN III.iv.160
(reads) TN III.iv.161
Thou kilst me like a rogue and a thou kill'st me like a rogue and a TN III.iv.161
villaine.villain. TN III.iv.162
Still you keepe o'th windie side of the Law: Still you keep o' the windy side of the law;still (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
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windy (adj.)

old form: windie
windward, situated towards the wind [so that scent will travel away from the follower]
good.good. TN III.iv.164
(reads) TN III.iv.165.1
Fartheewell, and God haue mercie vpon Fare thee well, and God have mercy uponfare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
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one of our soules. He may haue mercie vpon mine, but myone of our souls. He may have mercy upon mine, but my TN III.iv.166
hope is better, and so looke to thy selfe. Thy friend as thou hope is better – and so, look to thyself. Thy friend as thou TN III.iv.167
vsest him, & thy sworne enemie, Andrew Ague-cheeke. If usest him, and thy sworn enemy, Andrew Aguecheek. If TN III.iv.168
this Letter moue him not, his legges cannot: Ile giu't him.this letter move him not, his legs cannot. I'll give't him. TN III.iv.169
Yon may haue verie fit occasion fot't: he is now in You may have very fit occasion for't. He is now infit (adj.)
suited, fitting, appropriate
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some commerce with my Ladie, and will by and bysome commerce with my lady, and will by and bycommerce (n.)
dealings, transactions, intercourse
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by and by (adv.)
shortly, soon, before long
depart.depart. TN III.iv.172
Go sir Andrew: scout mee for him at the Go, Sir Andrew. Scout me for him at the scout (v.)
keep a lookout, watch out
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corner of the Orchard like a bum-Baylie: so soone as euer corner of the orchard like a bum-baily. So soon as everorchard (n.)
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bum-baily, bum-bailiff (n.)

old form: bum-Baylie
bailiff, sheriff's officer [who catches people by sneaking up behind them]
thou seest him, draw, and as thou draw'st, sweare horrible: thou seest him, draw, and as thou drawest, swear horrible; TN III.iv.175
for t comes to passe oft, that a terrible oath, with a for it comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with aoft (adv.)
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swaggering accent sharpely twang'd off, giues manhoode swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood TN III.iv.177
more approbation, then euer proofe it selfe would haue more approbation than ever proof itself would haveproof (n.)

old form: proofe
test, trial
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approbation (n.)
proof, confirmation, attestation
earn'd him. Away.earned him. Away! TN III.iv.179
Nay let me alone for swearing. Nay, let me alone for swearing.alone, let [one]
leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
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ExitExit TN III.iv.180
Now will not I deliuer his Letter: for the behauiour Now will not I deliver his letter. For the behaviour TN III.iv.181
of the yong Gentleman, giues him out to be of of the young gentleman gives him out to be of TN III.iv.182
good capacity, and breeding: his employment betweene good capacity and breeding; his employment between TN III.iv.183
his Lord and my Neece, confirmes no lesse. Therefore, thishis lord and my niece confirms no less. Therefore this TN III.iv.184
Letter being so excellently ignorant, will breed no terrorletter, being so excellently ignorant, will breed no terror TN III.iv.185
in the youth: he will finde it comes from a Clodde-pole. But in the youth; he will find it comes from a clodpole. But,clodpole (n.)

old form: Clodde-pole
blockhead, thickhead, dolt
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sir, I will deliuer his Challenge by word of mouth; set sir, I will deliver his challenge by word of mouth; set TN III.iv.187
vpon Ague-cheeke a notable report of valor, and driueupon Aguecheek a notable report of valour, and drive TN III.iv.188
the Gentleman (as I know his youth will aptly receiue it)the gentleman – as I know his youth will aptly receive itreceive (v.)

old form: receiue
consider, believe, regard
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aptly (adv.)
easily, readily
into a most hideous opinion of his rage, skill, furie, and – into a most hideous opinion of his rage, skill, fury, and TN III.iv.190
impetuositie. This will so fright them both, that they impetuosity. This will so fright them both, that theyfright (v.), past form frighted
frighten, scare, terrify
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wil kill one another by the looke, like Cockatrices.will kill one another by the look, like cockatrices.cockatrice (n.)
murderous serpent, basilisk
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Enter Oliuia and Viola.Enter Olivia and Viola TN III.iv.193.1
Heere he comes with your Neece, giue them wayHere he comes with your niece. Give them waygive way (v.)
keep out of the way [of], steer clear [of]
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till he take leaue, and presently after him.till he take leave, and presently after him.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
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I wil meditate the while vpon some horrid I will meditate the while upon some horridhorrid (adj.)
horrifying, frightful, terrifying
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message for a Challenge.message for a challenge. TN III.iv.196
Exit Maria TN III.iv.196
Sir Toby and Fabian stand aside TN III.iv.197
I haue said too much vnto a hart of stone,I have said too much unto a heart of stone, TN III.iv.197
And laid mine honour too vnchary on't:And laid mine honour too unchary on't.unchary (adv.)

old form: vnchary
carelessly, incautiously, unguardedly
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There's something in me that reproues my fault:There's something in me that reproves my fault. TN III.iv.199
But such a head-strong potent fault it is,But such a headstrong, potent fault it is, TN III.iv.200
That it but mockes reproofe.That it but mocks reproof. TN III.iv.201
With the same hauiour that your passion beares,With the same 'haviour that your passion bearspassion (n.)
suffering, torment, deep grief
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haviour (n.)

old form: hauiour
behaviour, manner, demeanour
Goes on my Masters greefes.Goes on my master's griefs. TN III.iv.203
Heere, weare this Iewell for me, tis my picture:Here, wear this jewel for me, 'tis my picture.jewel (n.)

old form: Iewell
miniature in a jewelled setting
TN III.iv.204
Refuse it not, it hath no tongue, to vex you:Refuse it not, it hath no tongue to vex you.vex (v.)
afflict, trouble, torment
TN III.iv.205
And I beseech you come againe to morrow.And, I beseech you, come again tomorrow. TN III.iv.206
What shall you aske of me that Ile deny,What shall you ask of me that I'll deny, TN III.iv.207
That honour (sau'd) may vpon asking giue.That honour saved may upon asking give? TN III.iv.208
Nothing but this, your true loue for my master.Nothing but this: your true love for my master. TN III.iv.209
How with mine honor may I giue him that,How with mine honour may I give him that TN III.iv.210
Which I haue giuen to you.Which I have given to you? TN III.iv.211.1
I will acquit you.I will acquit you.acquit (v.)
release, free, discharge
TN III.iv.211.2
Well. come againe to morrow: far-thee-well,Well, come again tomorrow. Fare thee well.fare ... well (int.)

old form: far-thee-well
goodbye [to an individual]
TN III.iv.212
A Fiend like thee might beare my soule to hell.A fiend like thee might bear my soul to hell. TN III.iv.213

Exit TN III.iv.214
Enter Toby and Fabian.Sir Toby and Fabian come forward TN III.iv.214
Gentleman, God saue thee.Gentleman, God save thee! TN III.iv.214
And you sir.And you, sir. TN III.iv.215
That defence thou hast, betake the too't: of That defence thou hast, betake thee to't. Ofdefence (n.)
fencing, swordsmanship, skill of self-defence
TN III.iv.216
betake (v.)
resort, have recourse, commit oneself
what nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, I knowe what nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, I know TN III.iv.217
not: but thy intercepter full of despight, bloody as the Hunter, not; but thy intercepter, full of despite, bloody as thedespite (n.)

old form: despight
malice, spite, hatred
TN III.iv.218
bloody (adj.)
bloodthirsty, warlike, ferocious
attends thee at the Orchard end: dismount thy hunter, attends thee at the orchard end. Dismount thyorchard (n.)
TN III.iv.219
dismount (v.)
[fencing] draw, remove from the sheath
attend (v.)
await, wait for, expect
tucke, be yare in thy preparation, for thy assaylant is tuck; be yare in thy preparation; for thy assailant istuck (n.)

old form: tucke
rapier, long slender sword
TN III.iv.220
yare (adj.)
quick, deft, adept
quick, skilfull, and deadly.quick, skilful, and deadly. TN III.iv.221
You mistake sir I am sure, no man hath any You mistake, sir. I am sure no man hath any TN III.iv.222
quarrell to me: my remembrance is very free and cleere quarrel to me. My remembrance is very free and clearremembrance (n.)
memory, bringing to mind, recollection
TN III.iv.223
from any image of offence done to any man.from any image of offence done to any man. TN III.iv.224
You'l finde it otherwise I assure you: therefore, You'll find it otherwise, I assure you. Therefore, TN III.iv.225
if you hold your life at any price, betake you to if you hold your life at any price, betake you tobetake (v.)
resort, have recourse, commit oneself
TN III.iv.226
your gard: for your opposite hath in him what youth, your guard; for your opposite hath in him what youth,opposite (n.)
opponent, adversary, anatagonist
TN III.iv.227
strength, skill, and wrath, can furnish man withall.strength, skill, and wrath can furnish man withal. TN III.iv.228
I pray you sir what is he?I pray you, sir, what is he? TN III.iv.229
He is knight dubb'd with vnhatch'd Rapier, andHe is knight dubbed with unhatched rapier andunhatched (adj.)

old form: vnhatch'd
unmarked, unhacked; or: undrawn
TN III.iv.230
rapier (n.)
light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
on carpet consideration, but he is a diuell in priuate on carpet consideration – but he is a devil in privatecarpet (adj.)
for exploits ‘on the carpet’ [relating to the court, appropriate to a drawing room] not ‘in the field’
TN III.iv.231
brall, soules and bodies hath he diuorc'd three, and his brawl. Souls and bodies hath he divorced three; and his TN III.iv.232
incensement at this moment is so implacable, that incensement at this moment is so implacable, thatincensement (n.)
anger, wrath, fury
TN III.iv.233
satisfaction can be none, but by pangs of death and satisfaction can be none, but by pangs of death, and TN III.iv.234
sepulcher: Hob, nob, is his word: giu't or take't.sepulchre. Hob, nob! is his word: give't or take't.hob, nob
give or take, come what may
TN III.iv.235
I will returne againe into the house, and desire some I will return again into the house and desire some TN III.iv.236
conduct of the Lady. I am no fighter, I haue heard of conduct of the lady. I am no fighter. I have heard ofconduct (n.)
care, protection
TN III.iv.237
some kinde of men, that put quarrells purposely on others, some kind of men that put quarrels purposely on others TN III.iv.238
to taste their valour: belike this is a man of that taste their valour. Belike this is a man of that quirk.quirk (n.)

old form: quirke
trick, turn, peculiarity
TN III.iv.239
taste (v.)
try out, test, put to the proof
belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
Sir, no: his indignation deriues it selfe out of a Sir, no. His indignation derives itself out of a TN III.iv.240
very computent iniurie, therefore get you on, and giue very computent injury. Therefore, get you on and givecompetent, computent (adj.)

old form: computent
to be reckoned with, needing to be settled
TN III.iv.241
him his desire. Backe you shall not to the house, vnlesse him his desire. Back you shall not to the house, unless TN III.iv.242
you vndertake that with me, which with as much safetie you undertake that with me, which with as much safetyundertake (v.)

old form: vndertake
take on, fight with, engage in combat with
TN III.iv.243
you might answer him: therefore on, or strippe your you might answer him. Therefore on, or strip your TN III.iv.244
sword starke naked: for meddle you must that's certain, sword stark naked; for meddle you must, that's certain,meddle (v.)
fight, engage in combat, exchange blows
TN III.iv.245
or forsweare to weare iron about you.or forswear to wear iron about you.forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore

old form: forsweare
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
TN III.iv.246
This is as vnciuill as strange. I beseech you doe me This is as uncivil as strange. I beseech you, do me TN III.iv.247
this courteous office, as to know of the Knight what my this courteous office, as to know of the knight what myoffice (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
TN III.iv.248
know (v.)
find out, ascertain, learn [from]
offence to him is: it is something of my negligence,offence to him is. It is something of my negligence, TN III.iv.249
nothing of my purpose.nothing of my purpose.purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
TN III.iv.250
I will doe so. Signiour Fabian, stay you by thisI will do so. Signor Fabian, stay you by this TN III.iv.251
Gentleman, till my returne. gentleman till my return. TN III.iv.252
Exit Toby.Exit TN III.iv.252
Pray you sir, do you know of this matter?Pray you, sir, do you know of this matter? TN III.iv.253
I know the knight is incenst against you, euen I know the knight is incensed against you, even TN III.iv.254
to a mortall arbitrement, but nothing of the circumstanceto a mortal arbitrement, but nothing of the circumstancemortal (adj.)

old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
TN III.iv.255
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.)

old form: arbitrement
deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
more.more. TN III.iv.256
I beseech you what manner of man is he?I beseech you, what manner of man is he? TN III.iv.257
Nothing of that wonderfull promise to read himNothing of that wonderful promise, to read him TN III.iv.258
by his forme, as you are like to finde him in the proofe by his form, as you are like to find him in the proofproof (n.)

old form: proofe
evidence, demonstration, testimony
TN III.iv.259
like (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
form (n.)

old form: forme
physical appearance, outward appearance
of his valour. He is indeede sir, the most skilfull, bloudy, of his valour. He is indeed, sir, the most skilful, bloody,bloody (adj.)

old form: bloudy
bloodthirsty, warlike, ferocious
TN III.iv.260
& fatall opposite that you could possibly haue found in and fatal opposite that you could possibly have found inopposite (n.)
opponent, adversary, anatagonist
TN III.iv.261
fatal (adj.)

old form: fatall
death-dealing, death-boding
anie part of Illyria: will you walke towards him, I will any part of Illyria. Will you walk towards him? I will TN III.iv.262
make your peace with him, if I can.make your peace with him, if I can. TN III.iv.263
I shall bee much bound to you for't: I am one, that I shall be much bound to you for't. I am one that TN III.iv.264
had rather go with sir Priest, then sir knight: I care not had rather go with Sir Priest than Sir Knight; I care not TN III.iv.265
who knowes so much of my mettle. who knows so much of my mettle. TN III.iv.266
Exeunt. Enter Toby and Andrew.Enter Sir Toby and Sir Andrew TN III.iv.267
Why man hee s a verie diuell, I haue not seen Why, man, he's a very devil. I have not seen TN III.iv.267
such a firago: I had a passe with him, rapier, scabberd, such a firago. I had a pass with him, rapier, scabbardpass (n.)

old form: passe
bout, exchange, round [in fencing]
TN III.iv.268
firago (n.)
virago, hero, fighter
and all: and he giues me the stucke in with such a mortall and all; and he gives me the stuck-in with such a mortalmortal (adj.)

old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
TN III.iv.269
stuck-in (n.)

old form: stucke in
[fencing] thrust, lunge
motion that it is ineuitable: and on the answer, he payes motion that it is inevitable; and on the answer, he paysmotion (n.)
[fencing] attack, execution
TN III.iv.270

old form: ineuitable
unavoidable, unable to be averted
pay (v.)

old form: payes
punish, pay back, retaliate against
answer (n.)
[fencing] return hit
you as surely, as your feete hits the ground they step on. you as surely as your feet hits the ground they step on. TN III.iv.271
They say, he has bin Fencer to the Sophy.They say he has been fencer to the Sophy.Sophy (n.)
[pron: 'sohfee] shah of Persia, possibly Abbas the Great, 16th-c
TN III.iv.272
Pox on't, Ile not meddle with him.Pox on't! I'll not meddle with him.pox (n.)
venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
TN III.iv.273
I but he will not now be pacified, / Fabian can Ay, but he will not now be pacified. Fabian can TN III.iv.274
scarse hold him yonder.scarce hold him yonder. TN III.iv.275
Plague on't, and I thought he had beene Plague on't! An I thought he had beenand, an (conj.)
if, whether
TN III.iv.276
valiant, and so cunning in Fence, I'de haue seene him valiant, and so cunning in fence, I'd have seen him TN III.iv.277
damn'd ere I'de haue challeng'd him. Let him let the damned ere I'd have challenged him. Let him let the TN III.iv.278
matter slip, and Ile giue him my horse, gray Capilet.matter slip, and I'll give him my horse, grey Capilet. TN III.iv.279
Ile make the motion: stand heere, make a goodI'll make the motion. Stand here, make a goodmotion (n.)
proposal, proposition, suggestion, offer
TN III.iv.280
shew on't, this shall end without the perdition of soules,show on't. This shall end without the perdition of souls.perdition (n.)
ruin, destruction, devastation
TN III.iv.281
marry Ile ride your (Aside, as he crosses to Fabian) Marry, I'll ride your TN III.iv.282
horse as well as I ride you. I haue his horse horse as well as I ride you! (To Fabian) I have his horse TN III.iv.283
to take vp the quarrell, I haue perswaded him the youths to take up the quarrel. I have persuaded him the youth'stake up (v.)

old form: vp
settle, make up, resolve
TN III.iv.284
a diuell.a devil. TN III.iv.285
He is as horribly conceited of him: and pants, &He is as horribly conceited of him, and pants andconceited (adj.)
of the same opinion, minded
TN III.iv.286
lookes pale, as if a Beare were at his heeles.looks pale as if a bear were at his heels. TN III.iv.287
(to Viola) TN III.iv.288
There's no remedie sir, he will fight There's no remedy, sir, he will fight TN III.iv.288
with you for's oath sake: marrie hee hath better with you for's oath's sake. Marry, he hath better TN III.iv.289
bethought him of his quarrell, and hee findes that now scarse bethought him of his quarrel, and he finds that now scarce TN III.iv.290
to bee worth talking of: therefore draw for the supportance to be worth talking of. Therefore, draw for the supportancesupportance (n.)
support, propping up, reinforcement
TN III.iv.291
of his vowe, he protests he will not hurt you.of his vow. He protests he will not hurt you. TN III.iv.292
Vio. VIOLA  
(aside) TN III.iv.293
Pray God defend me: a little thing would Pray God defend me! A little thing would TN III.iv.293
make me tell them how much I lacke of a man.make me tell them how much I lack of a man. TN III.iv.294
Giue ground if you see him furious.Give ground if you see him furious. TN III.iv.295
(crossing to Sir Andrew) TN III.iv.296
Come sir Andrew, Come, Sir Andrew, TN III.iv.296
there's no remedie, the Gentleman will for his honors there's no remedy. The gentleman will, for his honour's TN III.iv.297
sake haue one bowt with you: he cannot by the Duello sake, have one bout with you, he cannot by the duelloduello (n.)
established duelling code
TN III.iv.298
bout (n.)

old form: bowt
fight, round, contest
auoide it: but hee has promised me, as he is a Gentleman avoid it. But he has promised me, as he is a gentleman TN III.iv.299
and a Soldiour, he will not hurt you. Come on, too't.and a soldier, he will not hurt you. Come on, to't! TN III.iv.300
Pray God he keepe his oath.Pray God, he keep his oath! TN III.iv.301
He draws TN III.iv.302.1
Enter Antonio.Enter Antonio TN III.iv.302.2
I do assure you tis against my will.I do assure you, 'tis against my will. TN III.iv.302
She draws TN III.iv.303
Put vp your sword: if this yong GentlemanPut up your sword. If this young gentleman TN III.iv.303
Haue done offence, I take the fault on me:Have done offence, I take the fault on me.fault (n.)
sin, offence, crime
TN III.iv.304
If you offend him, I for him defie you.If you offend him, I for him defy you. TN III.iv.305
You sir? Why, what are you?You, sir? Why, what are you? TN III.iv.306
One sir, that for his loue dares yet do moreOne, sir, that for his love dares yet do more TN III.iv.307
Then you haue heard him brag to you he will.Than you have heard him brag to you he will. TN III.iv.308
Nay, if you be an vndertaker, I am for you.Nay, if you be an undertaker, I am for you.undertaker (n.)

old form: vndertaker
person who takes on a task
TN III.iv.309
Enter Officers.Enter Officers TN III.iv.310
O good sir Toby hold: heere come the Officers.O good Sir Toby, hold! Here come the Officers. TN III.iv.310
(to Antonio) TN III.iv.311.1
Ile be with you anon.I'll be with you anon.anon (adv.)
soon, shortly, presently
TN III.iv.311
Vio. VIOLA  
(to Sir Andrew) TN III.iv.311
Pray sir, put your sword vp if Pray sir, put your sword up, if TN III.iv.312
you please. TN III.iv.313
Marry will I sir: and for that I promis'd Marry, will I, sir. And for that I promised TN III.iv.314
you Ile be as good as my word. Hee will beare you easily, you, I'll be as good as my word. He will bear you easily, TN III.iv.315
and raines well.and reins well. TN III.iv.316
This is the man, do thy Office.This is the man; do thy (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
TN III.iv.317
Anthonio, I arrest thee at the suit Antonio, I arrest thee at the suitsuit (n.)
formal request, entreaty, petition
TN III.iv.318
of Count OrsinoOf Count Orsino. TN III.iv.319.1
You do mistake me sir.You do mistake me, sir. TN III.iv.319.2
No sir, no iot: I know your fauour well:No, sir, no jot. I know your favour well,favour (n.)

old form: fauour
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
TN III.iv.320
Though now you haue no sea-cap on your head:Though now you have no sea-cap on your head. TN III.iv.321
Take him away, he knowes I know him well.Take him away; he knows I know him well. TN III.iv.322
I must obey. This comes with seeking you:I must obey. (To Viola) This comes with seeking you. TN III.iv.323
But there's no remedie, I shall answer it:But there's no remedy, I shall answer it.answer (v.)
suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
TN III.iv.324
What will you do: now my necessitieWhat will you do, now my necessity TN III.iv.325
Makes me to aske you for my purse. It greeues meeMakes me to ask you for my purse? It grieves me TN III.iv.326
Much more, for what I cannot do for you,Much more for what I cannot do for you TN III.iv.327
Then what befals my selfe: you stand amaz'd,Than what befalls myself. You stand amazed;amazed (adj.)

old form: amaz'd
dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
TN III.iv.328
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell

old form: befals
happen to, come to
But be of comfort.But be of comfort. TN III.iv.329.1
Come sir away.Come, sir, away! TN III.iv.329.2
I must entreat of you some of that money.I must entreat of you some of that money. TN III.iv.330
What money sir?What money, sir? TN III.iv.331
For the fayre kindnesse you haue shew'd me heere,For the fair kindness you have showed me here, TN III.iv.332
And part being prompted by your present trouble,And part being prompted by your present trouble, TN III.iv.333
Out of my leane and low abilityOut of my lean and low ability,lean (adj.)

old form: leane
slight, mean, poor
TN III.iv.334
ability (n.)
means, resources, funds
Ile lend you something: my hauing is not much,I'll lend you something. My having is not much.having (n.)

old form: hauing
fortune, estate, means
TN III.iv.335
Ile make diuision of my present with you:I'll make division of my present with you.present (n.)
available means, current resources
TN III.iv.336
Hold, there's halfe my Coffer.Hold: there's half my coffer.coffer (n.)
funds, money, wealth
TN III.iv.337
Will you deny me now,Will you deny me now? TN III.iv.338
Ist possible that my deserts to youIs't possible that my deserts to youdesert, desart (n.)
worthy deed, meritorious action
TN III.iv.339
Can lacke perswasion. Do not tempt my misery,Can lack persuasion? Do not tempt my misery,tempt (v.)
try, test, make trial of
TN III.iv.340
Least that it make me so vnsound a manLest that it make me so unsound a man TN III.iv.341
As to vpbraid you with those kindnessesAs to upbraid you with those kindnesses TN III.iv.342
That I haue done for you.That I have done for you. TN III.iv.343.1
I know of none,I know of none. TN III.iv.343.2
Nor know I you by voyce, or any feature:Nor know I you by voice or any feature. TN III.iv.344
I hate ingratitude more in a man,I hate ingratitude more in a man TN III.iv.345
Then lying, vainnesse, babling drunkennesse,Than lying, vainness, babbling drunkenness,vainness (n.)

old form: vainnesse
boasting, ostentation, vanity
TN III.iv.346
Or any taint of vice, whose strong corruptionOr any taint of vice whose strong corruption TN III.iv.347
Inhabites our fraile blood.Inhabits our frail blood –  TN III.iv.348.1
Oh heauens themselues.O heavens themselves! TN III.iv.348.2
Come sir, I pray you go.Come, sir, I pray you go. TN III.iv.349
Let me speake a little. This youth that you see heere,Let me speak a little. This youth that you see here TN III.iv.350
I snatch'd one halfe out of the iawes of death,I snatched one half out of the jaws of death; TN III.iv.351
Releeu'd him with such sanctitie of Ioue;Relieved him with such sanctity of love;sanctity (n.)

old form: sanctitie
true devotion, sacred intensity
TN III.iv.352
relieve (v.)

old form: Releeu'd
aid, assist, rescue
And to his image, which me thought did promiseAnd to his image, which methought did promisemethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thought
it seems / seemed to me
TN III.iv.353
image (n.)
appearance, aspect, countenance
Most venerable worth, did I deuotion.Most venerable worth, did I devotion.venerable (adj.)
commanding esteem, deserving of great respect
TN III.iv.354
What's that to vs, the time goes by: Away.What's that to us? The time goes by. Away! TN III.iv.355
But oh, how vilde an idoll proues this God:But O, how vild an idol proves this god!vile, vild (adj.)

old form: vilde
shameful, contemptible, wretched
TN III.iv.356
Thou hast Sebastian done good feature, shame.Thou hast, Sebastian, done good feature shame. TN III.iv.357
In Nature, there's no blemish but the minde:In nature, there's no blemish but the mind; TN III.iv.358
None can be call'd deform'd, but the vnkinde.None can be called deformed, but the unkind. TN III.iv.359
Vertue is beauty, but the beauteous euillVirtue is beauty; but the beauteous evil TN III.iv.360
Are empty trunkes, ore-flourish'd by the deuill.Are empty trunks o'erflourished by the devil.overflourish, over-flourish (v.)

old form: ore-flourish'd
heavily embellish, richly decorate
TN III.iv.361
The man growes mad, away with him: Come, come sir.The man grows mad; away with him. Come, come, sir. TN III.iv.362
Leade me on. Lead me on. TN III.iv.363
ExitExeunt Antonio and Officers TN III.iv.363
Vio. VIOLA  
(aside) TN III.iv.364.1
Me thinkes his words do from such passion flyeMethinks his words do from such passion flymethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
TN III.iv.364
That he beleeues himselfe, so do not I:That he believes himself; so do not I? TN III.iv.365
Proue true imagination, oh proue ttue,Prove true, imagination, O, prove true –  TN III.iv.366
That I deere brother, be now tane for you.That I, dear brother, be now ta'en for you! TN III.iv.367
Come hither Knight, come hither Fabian: Come hither, knight; come hither, Fabian. TN III.iv.368
Weel whisper ore a couplet or two of most sage sawes.We'll whisper o'er a couplet or two of most sage saws.couplet (n.)
couple, brace
TN III.iv.369
sage (adj.)
solemn, grave, dignified
saw (n.)

old form: sawes
wise saying, platitude, maxim
He nam'd Sebastian: I my brother knowHe named Sebastian. I my brother know TN III.iv.370
Yet liuing in my glasse: euen such, and soYet living in my glass. Even such and soglass (n.)

old form: glasse
mirror, looking-glass
TN III.iv.371
In fauour was my Brother, and he wentIn favour was my brother; and he wentfavour (n.)

old form: fauour
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
TN III.iv.372
Still in this fashion, colour, ornament,Still in this fashion, colour, ornament,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
TN III.iv.373
For him I imitate: Oh if it proue,For him I imitate. O, if it prove,prove (v.)

old form: proue
prove to be true, turn out to be the truth
TN III.iv.374
Tempests are kinde, and salt waues fresh in loue.Tempests are kind, and salt waves fresh in love! TN III.iv.375
Exit TN III.iv.375
A very dishonest paltry boy, and more a A very dishonest, paltry boy, and more adishonest (adj.)
dishonourable, discreditable, shameful
TN III.iv.376
coward then a Hare, his dishonesty appeares, in leauing coward than a hare. His dishonesty appears in leavingdishonesty (n.)
dishonour, shameful deed, disgraceful action
TN III.iv.377
his frend heere in necessity, and denying him: and for his his friend here in necessity and denying him; and for hisdeny (v.)
disown, disavow, renounce
TN III.iv.378
cowardship aske Fabian.cowardship, ask Fabian.cowardship (n.)
cowardice, fearfulness, timidity
TN III.iv.379
A Coward, a most deuout Coward, religious in it.A coward, a most devout coward, religious in it!religious (adj.)
devout, conscientious, scrupulous
TN III.iv.380
Slid Ile after him againe, and beate him.'Slid! I'll after him again and beat him.'slid (int.)
[oath] God's eyelid
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Do, cuffe him soundly, but neuer draw thy Do, cuff him soundly, but never draw thy TN III.iv.382
swordsword. TN III.iv.383
And I do not.An I do not – and, an (conj.)
if, whether
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Exit TN III.iv.384
Come, let's see the euent.Come, let's see the event.event (n.)

old form: euent
outcome, issue, consequence
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I dare lay any money, twill be nothing yet. I dare lay any money, 'twill be nothing yet. TN III.iv.386
ExitExeunt TN III.iv.386
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