Love's Labour's Lost

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Enter Broggart and Boy. Song.Enter Armado and Mote LLL III.i.1
Warble childe, make passionate my sense ofWarble, child: make passionate my sense of LLL III.i.1
hearing. hearing. LLL III.i.2
Boy. MOTE  
Concolinel.MOTE (singing) Concolinel. LLL III.i.3
Sweete Ayer, go tendernesse of yeares: take this Key,Sweet air! Go, tenderness of years, take this key, LLL III.i.4
giue enlargement to the swaine, bring him festinatlygive enlargement to the swain, bring him festinatelyenlargement (n.)
release, liberation, freeing
swain (n.)

old form: swaine
[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
festinately (adv.)

old form: festinatly
quickly, speedily, in a hurry
hither: I must imploy him in a letter to my Loue.hither. I must employ him in a letter to my love. LLL III.i.6
Boy. MOTE 
Will you win your loue with a FrenchMaster, will you win your love with a French LLL III.i.7
braule?brawl?brawl (n.)

old form: brauling
type of French dance
How meanest thou, brauling in French?How meanest thou? Brawling in French? LLL III.i.9
Boy. MOTE 
No my compleat master, but to Iigge off a tune atNo, my complete master; but to jig off a tune atjig off (v.)

old form: Iigge
sing in the style of a jig
LLL III.i.10
the tongues end, canarie to it with the feete, humour itthe tongue's end, canary to it with your feet, humour ithumour (v.)
like the mood of, find enjoyable, indulge
LLL III.i.11
canary (v.)

old form: canarie
dance in the style of the canary
with turning vp your eie: sigh a note and sing awith turning up your eyelids, sigh a note and sing a LLL III.i.12
note, sometime through the throate: if you swallowednote, sometime through the throat as if you swallowed LLL III.i.13
loue with singing, loue sometime through: nose as iflove with singing love, sometime through the nose as if LLL III.i.14
you snuft vp loue by smelling loue with your hatyou snuffed up love by smelling love, with your hat LLL III.i.15
penthouse- like ore the shop of your eies, with yourpenthouse-like o'er the shop of your eyes, with yourpenthouse-like (adj.)
like a projecting roof
LLL III.i.16
armes crost on your thinbellie doublet, like a Rabbetarms crossed on your thin-belly doublet like a rabbitthin-belly (adj.)

old form: thinbellie
with lower part unpadded
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man's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
on a spit, or your hands in your pocket, like a man afteron a spit, or your hands in your pocket like a man after LLL III.i.18
the old painting, and keepe not too long in one tune, but a the old painting; and keep not too long in one tune, but a LLL III.i.19
snip and away: these are complements, these are humours,snip and away. These are compliments, these are humours,snip (n.)
snatch, scrap, shred
LLL III.i.20
compliment, complement (n.)

old form: complements
example of good manners, instance of proper behaviour
these betraie nice wenches that would be betraiedthese betray nice wenches, that would be betrayednice (adj.)
lustful, lecherous, lascivious, wanton
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without these, and make them men of note: do youwithout these; and make them men of note – do younote (n.)
reputation, distinction, standing
LLL III.i.22
note men that most are affected to these?note me? – that most are affected to these.affected (adj.)
disposed, inclined, minded
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How hast thou purchased this experience?How hast thou purchased this experience? LLL III.i.24
Boy. MOTE 
By my penne of obseruation.By my penny of observation. LLL III.i.25
But O, but O.But O – but O – LLL III.i.26
Boy. MOTE 
The Hobbie-horse is forgot.‘ The hobby-horse is forgot.’ LLL III.i.27
Cal'st thou my loue Hobbi-horse.Callest thou my love ‘ hobby-horse ’?hobby-horse (n.)

old form: Hobbie-horse
harlot, whore, prostitute
LLL III.i.28
Boy. MOTE 
(aside) LLL III.i.29.1
No Master, the Hobbie-horse is but a Colt,No, master. The hobby-horse is but a colt, (aside) colt (n.)
whore, wanton, lascivious thing
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(To him) LLL III.i.30.1
and your Loue perhaps, a Hacknie: But haueand your love perhaps a hackney. (To him) But havehackney (n.)

old form: Hacknie
prostitute, harlot, whore
LLL III.i.30
you forgot your Loue?you forgot your love? LLL III.i.31
Almost I had.Almost I had. LLL III.i.32
Boy. MOTE 
Negligent student, learne her by heart.Negligent student! Learn her by heart. LLL III.i.33
By heart, and in heart Boy.By heart and in heart, boy. LLL III.i.34
Boy. MOTE 
And out of heart Master: all those three I willAnd out of heart, master. All those three I will LLL III.i.35
proue.prove. LLL III.i.36
What wilt thou proue?What wilt thou prove? LLL III.i.37
Boy. MOTE 
A man, if I liue (and this) by, in, and without,A man, if I live; and this ‘ by,’ ‘ in,’ and ‘ without,’ LLL III.i.38
vpon the instant: by heart you loue her, because yourupon the instant. ‘ By ’ heart you love her, because your LLL III.i.39
heart cannot come by her: in heart you loue her,heart cannot come by her; ‘ in ’ heart you love her, LLL III.i.40
because your heart is in loue with her: and out ofbecause your heart is in love with her; and ‘ out ’ of LLL III.i.41
heart you loue her, being out of heart that you cannotheart you love her, being out of heart that you cannot LLL III.i.42
enioy her.enjoy her. LLL III.i.43
I am all these three.I am all these three. LLL III.i.44
Boy. MOTE 
And three times as much more, and yet nothing atAnd three times as much more, and yet nothing at LLL III.i.45
all.all. LLL III.i.46
Fetch hither the Swaine, he must carrie mee aFetch hither the swain. He must carry me aswain (n.)

old form: Swaine
[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
LLL III.i.47
letter.letter. LLL III.i.48
Boy. MOTE 
A message well simpathis'd, a Horse to be embassadourA message well sympathized – a horse to be ambassadorsympathized (adj.)

old form: simpathis'd
matched, paired, partnered
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for an Asse.for an ass. LLL III.i.50
Ha, ha, What saiest thou?Ha, ha, what sayest thou? LLL III.i.51
Boy. MOTE 
Marrie sir, you must send the Asse vpon the HorseMarry, sir, you must send the ass upon the horse,marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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for he is verie slow gated: but I goe.for he is very slow-gaited. But I go.slow-gaited (adj.)

old form: slow gated
slow-moving, sluggish
LLL III.i.53
The way is but short, away.The way is but short. Away! LLL III.i.54
Boy. MOTE 
As swift as Lead sir.As swift as lead, sir. LLL III.i.55
Thy meaning prettie ingenious, is not Lead aThe meaning, pretty ingenious? Is not lead a LLL III.i.56
mettall heauie, dull, and slow?metal heavy, dull, and slow? LLL III.i.57
Boy. MOTE 
Minnime honest Master, or rather Master no.Minime, honest master; or rather, master, no. LLL III.i.58
I say Lead is slow.I say lead is slow. LLL III.i.59.1
Boy. MOTE 
You are too swift sir to say so.You are too swift, sir, to say so. LLL III.i.59.2
Is that Lead slow which is fir'd from a Gunne?Is that lead slow which is fired from a gun? LLL III.i.60
Sweete smoke of Rhetorike,Sweet smoke of rhetoric! LLL III.i.61
He reputes me a Cannon, and the Bullet that's he:He reputes me a cannon; and the bullet, that's he. LLL III.i.62
I shoote thee at the Swaine.I shoot thee at the swain. LLL III.i.63.1
Boy. MOTE 
Thump then, and I flee.Thump then, and I flee.thump (v.)
make a bang [as of a cannon]
LLL III.i.63.2
Exit LLL III.i.63
A most acute Iuuenall, voluble and free of grace,A most acute juvenal, voluble and free of grace!juvenal (n.)

old form: Iuuenall
youth, young man
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grace (n.)
gracefulness, charm, elegance
free (adj.)
liberal, lavish, generous
voluble (adj.)
fluent, eloquent, articulate
By thy fauour sweet Welkin, I must sigh in thy face.By thy favour, sweet welkin, I must sigh in thy face.welkin (n.)
sky, firmament, heavens
LLL III.i.65
Most rude melancholie, Valour giues thee place.Most rude melancholy, valour gives thee (n.)
precedence, proper place
LLL III.i.66
rude (adj.)
violent, harsh, unkind
My Herald is return'd.My herald is returned. LLL III.i.67
Enter Page and Clowne.Enter Mote with Costard LLL III.i.68.1
A wonder Master, here's a Costard broken in a shin.A wonder, master! Here's a Costard broken in a shin.costard (n.)
[jocular: large kind of apple] head
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Some enigma, some riddle, come, thy Lenuoy begin.Some enigma, some riddle. Come, thy l'envoy – begin.l'envoy (n.)

old form: Lenuoy
explanation, exposition, address
LLL III.i.69
No egma, no riddle, no lenuoy, no salue, in theeNo egma, no riddle, no l'envoy, no salve in theegma (n.)
malapropism for ‘enigma’
LLL III.i.70
salve (n.)

old form: salue
healing ointment
male sir. Or sir, Plantan, a plaine Plantan: no lenuoy,mail, sir! O, sir, plantain, a plain plantain! No l'envoy,mail (n.)

old form: male
wallet, pouch, travel bag
LLL III.i.71
plantain (n.)

old form: Plantan
variety of medicinal herb
no lenuoy, no Salue sir, but a l'envoy, no salve, sir, but a plantain! LLL III.i.72
By vertue thou inforcest laughter, thy sillieBy virtue, thou enforcest laughter; thy sillyenforce (v.)

old form: inforcest
gain by force, exact
LLL III.i.73
silly (adj.)

old form: sillie
foolish, stupid, ludicrous
thought, my spleene, the heauing of my lunges prouokesthought, my spleen; the heaving of my lungs provokesspleen (n.)

old form: spleene
amusement, delight, merriment
LLL III.i.74
me to rediculous smyling: O pardon me my stars,me to ridiculous smiling! O, pardon me, my stars!ridiculous (adj.)

old form: rediculous
in ridicule, derisive
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doth the inconsiderate take salue for lenuoy, and theDoth the inconsiderate take salve for l'envoy and theinconsiderate (n.)
unthinking person, ignorant being
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word lenuoy for a salue?word ‘ l'envoy ’ for a salve? LLL III.i.77
Pag. MOTE 
Doe the wise thinke them other, is not lenuoy aDo the wise think them other? Is not l'envoy a LLL III.i.78
salue?salve? LLL III.i.79
No Page, it is an epilogue or discourse to make plaine,No, page; it is an epilogue or discourse to make plain LLL III.i.80
Some obscure precedence that hath tofore bin faine.Some obscure precedence that hath tofore been sain.precedence (n.)
previous utterance, prior speech
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sain (v.)
[archaism] said
tofore (adv.)
[archaism] earlier, beforehand
I will example it:example (v.)
exemplify, illustrate
LLL III.i.82
The Foxe, the Ape, and the Humble-Bee,The fox, the ape, and the humble-beehumble-bee (n.)
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Were still at oddes, being but three.Were still at odds, being but three.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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There's the moral. Now the l'envoy – LLL III.i.85
I will add the l'envoy. Say the moral again. LLL III.i.86
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee LLL III.i.87
Were still at odds, being but three. LLL III.i.88
Until the goose came out of door, LLL III.i.89
And stayed the odds by adding four.stay (v.)
stop, prevent, end
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Now will I begin your moral, and do you follow with LLL III.i.91
my l'envoy. LLL III.i.92
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee LLL III.i.93
Were still at odds, being but three. LLL III.i.94
Vntill the Goose came out of doore,Until the goose came out of door, LLL III.i.95
Staying the oddes by adding foure.Staying the odds by adding four. LLL III.i.96
Pag. MOTE 
A good Lenuoy, ending in the Goose: would youA good l'envoy, ending in the goose. Would you LLL III.i.97
desire more?desire more? LLL III.i.98
The Boy hath sold him a bargaine, a Goose, that's flatThe boy hath sold him a bargain, a goose, that's flat. LLL III.i.99
Sir, your penny-worth is good, and your Goose be fat.Sir, your pennyworth is good, an your goose be fat.and, an (conj.)
if, even if
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To sell a bargaine well is as cunning as fast and loose:To sell a bargain well is as cunning as fast and and loose
type of cheating game [in which people bet on whether the end of a coiled rope is fastened or not]; not playing fairly
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Let me see a fat Lenuoy, I that's a fat Goose.Let me see: a fat l'envoy – ay, that's a fat goose. LLL III.i.102
Come hither, come hither: / How did this argument begin?Come hither, come hither. How did this argument begin?argument (n.)
subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
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Boy. MOTE 
By saying that a Costard was broken in a shin.By saying that a costard was broken in a shin. LLL III.i.104
Then cal'd you for the Lenuoy.Then called you for the l'envoy. LLL III.i.105
True, and I for a Plantan: / Thus came yourTrue, and I for a plantain – thus came your LLL III.i.106
argument in: / Then the Boyes fat Lenuoy, the Goose thatargument in; then the boy's fat l'envoy, the goose that LLL III.i.107
you bought, / And he ended the bought – and he ended the market. LLL III.i.108
But tell me: How was there a Costard broken in a But tell me, how was there a costard broken in a LLL III.i.109
shin?shin? LLL III.i.110
Pag. MOTE 
I will tell you sencibly.I will tell you sensibly.sensibly (adv.)
with common sense, intelligently
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Thou hast no feeling of it Moth, / I will speakeThou hast no feeling of it, Mote. I will speak LLL III.i.112
that Lenuoy.that l'envoy. LLL III.i.113
I Costard running out, that was safely within,I, Costard, running out, that was safely within, LLL III.i.114
Fell ouer the threshold, and broke my shin.Fell over the threshold and broke my shin. LLL III.i.115
We will talke no more of this matter.We will talk no more of this matter. LLL III.i.116
Till there be more matter in the shin.Till there be more matter in the shin.matter (n.)
pus, discharge, fluid [from a wound]
LLL III.i.117
Sirra Costard, I will infranchise thee.Sirrah Costard, I will enfranchise thee.enfranchise (v.)

old form: infranchise
set free, liberate
LLL III.i.118
O, marrie me to one Francis, I smell some O, marry me to one Frances! I smell some LLL III.i.119
Lenuoy, some Goose in this.l'envoy, some goose, in this.goose (n.)
prostitute, whore
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By my sweete soule, I meane, setting thee at libertie.By my sweet soul, I mean setting thee at liberty, LLL III.i.121
Enfreedoming thy person: thou wert emured,enfreedoming thy person. Thou wert immured,immured (adj.)

old form: emured
walled up, enclosed, confined
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enfreedom (v.)
make free, liberate
restrained, captiuated, bound.restrained, captivated, bound.captivate (v.)

old form: captiuated
make captive, capture, imprison
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True, true, and now you will be my purgation,True, true, and now you will be my purgationpurgation (n.)
purging, cleansing, clearing away
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and let me loose.and let me loose. LLL III.i.125
I giue thee thy libertie, set thee from durance,I give thee thy liberty, set thee from durance,durance (n.)
confinement, imprisonment, incarceration
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and in lieu thereof, impose on thee nothing but this:and, in lieu thereof impose on thee nothing but this: LLL III.i.127
Beare this significant to the(giving Costard a letter) bear this significant to thesignificant (n.)
sign, signal, indication
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countrey Maide Iaquenetta: there is remuneration,country maid Jaquenetta. There is remuneration (giving LLL III.i.129
for the best ward of mine honours is rewardinghim a coin), for the best ward of mine honour isward (n.)
guard, protection, defence
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my dependants. Moth, follow.rewarding my dependants. Mote, follow. LLL III.i.131
Pag. MOTE 
Like the sequell I. / Signeur Costard adew. Like the sequel, I. Signor Costard, adieu. LLL III.i.132
Exit.Exeunt Armado and Mote LLL III.i.132
My sweete ounce of mans flesh, my in-conie Iew:My sweet ounce of man's flesh! my incony Jew! – Nowincony (adj.)

old form: in-conie
fine, darling, rare
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jew (n.)

old form: Iew
[unclear meaning] jewel; juvenal; Jew
Now will I looke to his remuneration. Remuneration, O,will I look to his remuneration. ‘ Remuneration ’! O, LLL III.i.134
that's the Latine word for three-farthings: Three-that's the Latin word for three farthings. Three LLL III.i.135
farthings remuneration, What's the price of this yncle?farthings – remuneration. ‘ What's the price of this inkle?’inkle (n.)

old form: yncle
kind of linen tape, yarn
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i.d. no, Ile giue you a remuneration: Why?‘ One penny.’ ‘ No, I'll give you a remuneration.’ Why, LLL III.i.137
It carries it remuneration: Why? It is a fairer nameit carries it! ‘ Remuneration ’! Why, it is fairer namecarry it (away)
[from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeed
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then a French-Crowne. I will neuer buy and sell out ofthan French crown. I will never buy and sell out ofout of (prep.)
outside of
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crown (n.)

old form: Crowne
coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllings
this word.this word. LLL III.i.140
Enter Berowne.Enter Berowne LLL III.i.141.1
O my good knaue Costard, exceedingly well met.My good knave Costard, exceedingly well met.knave (n.)

old form: knaue
boy, lad, fellow
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Pray you sir, How much Carnation Ribbon mayPray you, sir, how much carnation ribbon maycarnation (adj.)
flesh-coloured, pink [as of carnations]
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a man buy for a remuneration?a man buy for a remuneration? LLL III.i.143
What is a remuneration?What is a remuneration? LLL III.i.144
Marrie sir, halfe pennie farthing.Marry, sir, halfpenny farthing.marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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O, Why then three farthings worth of Silke.Why then, three-farthing worth of silk. LLL III.i.146
I thanke your worship, God be wy you.I thank your worship. God be wi' you. LLL III.i.147
O stay slaue, I must employ thee:Stay, slave. I must employ thee. LLL III.i.148
As thou wilt win my fauour, good my knaue,As thou wilt win my favour, good my knave, LLL III.i.149
Doe one thing for me that I shall intreate.Do one thing for me that I shall entreat. LLL III.i.150
When would you haue it done sir?When would you have it done, sir? LLL III.i.151
O this after-noone.This afternoon. LLL III.i.152
Well, I will doe it sir: Fare you well.Well, I will do it, sir. Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
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O thou knowest not what it is.Thou knowest not what it is. LLL III.i.154
I shall know sir, when I haue done it.I shall know, sir, when I have done it. LLL III.i.155
Why villaine thou must know first.Why, villain, thou must know first. LLL III.i.156
I wil come to your worship to morrow morning.I will come to your worship tomorrow morning. LLL III.i.157
It must be done this after-noone,It must be done this afternoon. LLL III.i.158
Harke slaue, it is but this:Hark, slave, it is but this: LLL III.i.159
The Princesse comes to hunt here in the Parke,The Princess comes to hunt here in the park, LLL III.i.160
And in her traine there is a gentle Ladie:And in her train there is a gentle lady;gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
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When tongues speak sweetly, then they name her name,When tongues speak sweetly, then they name her name, LLL III.i.162
And Rosaline they call her, aske for her:And Rosaline they call her. Ask for her, LLL III.i.163
And to her white hand see thou do commendAnd to her white hand see thou do commendcommend (v.)
commit, entrust, hand over
LLL III.i.164
This seal'd-vp counsaile.This sealed-up counsel.counsel (n.)

old form: counsaile
confidential matter, private communication
LLL III.i.165.1
He gives Costard a letter LLL III.i.165
Ther's thy guerdon: goe.There's thy guerdon – go.guerdon (n.)
[pron: 'gerdn] reward, recompense
LLL III.i.165.2
He gives him money LLL III.i.166.1
Gardon, O sweete gardon, better thenGuerdon, O sweet guerdon! Better thangardon (n.)
error for 'guerdon' [= reward]
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remuneration, a leuenpence-farthing better: most sweeteremuneration – elevenpence farthing better. Most sweet LLL III.i.167
gardon. I will doe it sir in print: gardon,guerdon! I will do it, sir, in print. Guerdon!print, in
in a precise way, by the letter, very carefully
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remuneration.Remuneration! LLL III.i.169
Exit.Exit LLL III.i.169
O, and I forsooth in loue,And I, forsooth, in love!forsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
LLL III.i.170
I that haue beene loues whip?I, that have been love's whip, LLL III.i.171
A verie Beadle to a humerous sigh: A Criticke,A very beadle to a humorous sigh,humorous (adj.)

old form: humerous
capricious, moody, temperamental
LLL III.i.172
beadle (n.)
punisher, chastiser, castigator
Nay, a night-watch Constable.A critic, nay, a night-watch constable, LLL III.i.173
A domineering pedant ore the Boy,A domineering pedant o'er the boy,pedant (n.)
teacher, schoolmaster
LLL III.i.174
Then whom no mortall so magnificent,Than whom no mortal so magnificent! LLL III.i.175
This wimpled, whyning, purblinde waiward Boy,This wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy,purblind (adj.)

old form: purblinde
LLL III.i.176
wimpled (adj.)
This signior Iunios gyant drawfe, don Cupid,This Signor-Junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid,Dan, Don (n.)
[don, short form of Latin ‘dominus’] master, sir
LLL III.i.177
Cupid (n.)
[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
Regent of Loue-rimes, Lord of folded armes,Regent of love-rhymes, lord of folded arms,regent (n.)
ruler, governor, sovereign
LLL III.i.178
Th'annointed soueraigne of sighes and groanes:Th' anointed sovereign of sighs and groans, LLL III.i.179
Liedge of all loyterers and malecontents:Liege of all loiterers and malcontents,liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
LLL III.i.180
Dread Prince of Placcats, King of Codpeeces.Dread prince of plackets, king of codpieces,placket (n.)

old form: Placcats
opening in the front of a skirt or petticoat
LLL III.i.181
dread (adj.)
revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
codpiece, cod-piece (n.)

old form: Codpeeces
cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
Sole Emperator and great generallSole imperator and great generalimperator (n.)

old form: Emperator
emperor, absolute ruler, sovereign
LLL III.i.182
Of trotting Parrators (O my little heart.)Of trotting paritors – O my little heart!paritor (n.)

old form: Parrators
summoning officer for an ecclesiastical court
LLL III.i.183
And I to be a Corporall of his field,And I to be a corporal of his field,field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
LLL III.i.184
field (n.)
field officer, general
And weare his colours like a Tumblers hoope.And wear his colours like a tumbler's hoop!tumbler (n.)
LLL III.i.185
colours (n.)
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
What? I loue, I sue, I seeke a wife,What? I love? I sue? I seek a wife?sue (v.)
pay court, act as a suitor
LLL III.i.186
A woman that is like a Germane Cloake,A woman, that is like a German clock, LLL III.i.187
Still a repairing: euer out of frame,Still a-repairing, ever out of frame,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
LLL III.i.188
frame (n.)
order, definite form, regular shape
And neuer going a right, being a Watch:And never going aright, being a watch, LLL III.i.189
But being watcht, that it may still goe right.But being watched that it may still go right! LLL III.i.190
Nay, to be periurde, which is worst of all:Nay, to be perjured, which is worst of all; LLL III.i.191
And among three, to loue the worst of all,And among three to love the worst of all – LLL III.i.192
A whitly wanton, with a veluet brow.A whitely wanton with a velvet brow,wanton (n.)
wilful creature, obstinate individual
LLL III.i.193
whitely (adj.)

old form: whitly
pale-complexioned, light-skinned
brow (n.)
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
With two pitch bals stucke in her face for eyes.With two pitch-balls stuck in her face for eyes;pitch-ball (n.)

old form: pitch bals
ball black as pitch
LLL III.i.194
I, and by heauen, one that will doe the deede,Ay, and, by heaven, one that will do the deed LLL III.i.195
Though Argus were her Eunuch and her garde.Though Argus were her eunuch and her guard!Argus (n.)
hundred-eyed guard of Io, a heifer; Hermes killed him to rescue Io, and Hera then transferred his many eyes to the peacock’s tail
LLL III.i.196
And I to sigh for her, to watch for her,And I to sigh for her, to watch for her,watch (v.)
stay awake, keep vigil
LLL III.i.197
To pray for her, go to: it is a plagueTo pray for her! Go to, it is a plague LLL III.i.198
That Cupid will impose for my neglect,That Cupid will impose for my neglect LLL III.i.199
Of his almighty dreadfull little might.Of his almighty dreadful little might. LLL III.i.200
Well, I will loue, write, sigh, pray, shue, grone,Well, I will love, write, sigh, pray, sue, and groan; LLL III.i.201
Some men must loue my Lady, and some Ione.Some men must love my lady, and some Joan. LLL III.i.202
Exit LLL III.i.202
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