The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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Enter Speed and Launce.Enter Speed and Launce, meetinghonesty (n.)honour, integrity, uprightnessTG II.v.1
Speed.SPEED 
Launce, by mine honesty welcome to Padua.Launce! By mine honesty, welcome to Milan. TG II.v.1
Laun.LAUNCE 
Forsweare not thy selfe, sweet youth, for I am notForswear not thyself, sweet youth, for I am notforswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: Forsweare
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
TG II.v.2
welcome. I reckon this alwaies, that a man is neuer vndonwelcome. I reckon this always, that a man is never undoneundone (adj.)
old form: vndon
ruined, destroyed, brought down
TG II.v.3
till hee be hang'd, nor neuer welcome to a place, tilltill he be hanged, nor never welcome to a place till TG II.v.4
some certaine shot be paid, and the Hostesse saysome certain shot be paid, and the hostess say,shot (n.)tavern bill, reckoningTG II.v.5
welcome.‘ Welcome.’ TG II.v.6
Speed.SPEED 
Come-on you mad-cap: Ile to the Ale-house withCome on, you madcap; I'll to the alehouse withmadcap (n.)
old form: mad-cap
mad-brained fellow, lunatic
TG II.v.7
you presently; where, for one shot of fiue pence, thouyou presently; where, for one shot of five pence, thoupresently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceTG II.v.8
shalt haue fiue thousand welcomes: But sirha, how didshalt have five thousand welcomes. But, sirrah, how didsirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]TG II.v.9
thy Master part with Madam Iulia?thy master part with Madam Julia?part (v.)depart [from], leave, quitTG II.v.10
Lau.LAUNCE 
Marry after they cloas'd in earnest, they partedMarry, after they closed in earnest, they partedmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryTG II.v.11
close (v.)
old form: cloas'd
embrace, cuddle, hug
very fairely in iest.very fairly in jest. TG II.v.12
Spee.SPEED 
But shall she marry him?But shall she marry him? TG II.v.13
Lau.LAUNCE 
No.No. TG II.v.14
Spee.SPEED 
How then? shall he marry her?How then? Shall he marry her? TG II.v.15
Lau.LAUNCE 
No, neither.No, neither. TG II.v.16
Spee.SPEED 
What, are they broken?What, are they broken?broken (adj.)fallen out, with the relationship in piecesTG II.v.17
Lau.LAUNCE 
No; they are both as whole as a fish.No, they are both as whole as a fish. TG II.v.18
Spee.SPEED 
Why then, how stands the matter with them?Why, then, how stands the matter with them?matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issueTG II.v.19
Lau.LAUNCE 
Marry thus, when it stands well with him, itMarry, thus: when it stands well with him, itmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryTG II.v.20
stands well with her.stands well with her. TG II.v.21
Spee.SPEED 
What an asse art thou, I vnderstand thee not.What an ass art thou! I understand thee not. TG II.v.22
Lau.LAUNCE 
What a blocke art thou, that thou canst not? MyWhat a block art thou, that thou canst not! Myblock (n.)
old form: blocke
blockhead
TG II.v.23
staffe vnderstands me?staff understands me. TG II.v.24
Spee.SPEED 
What thou saist?What thou sayest? TG II.v.25
Lau.LAUNCE 
I, and what I do too: looke thee, Ile but leane,Ay, and what I do too; look there, I'll but lean, TG II.v.26
and my staffe vnderstands me.and my staff understands me.understand (v.)
old form: vnderstands
stand under the force of [with pun on ‘comprehend’]
TG II.v.27
Spee.SPEED 
It stands vnder thee indeed.It stands under thee, indeed. TG II.v.28
Lau.LAUNCE 
Why, stand-vnder: and vnder-stand is all one.Why, stand-under and under-stand is all one. TG II.v.29
Spee.SPEED 
But tell me true, wil't be a match?But tell me true, will't be a match? TG II.v.30
Lau.LAUNCE 
Aske my dogge, if he say I, it will: if hee say no, itAsk my dog. If he say ay, it will; if he say no, it TG II.v.31
will: if hee shake his taile, and say nothing, it will.will; if he shake his tail and say nothing, it will. TG II.v.32
Spee.SPEED 
The conclusion is then, that it will.The conclusion is, then, that it will. TG II.v.33
Lau.LAUNCE 
Thou shalt neuer get such a secret from me, butThou shalt never get such a secret from me but TG II.v.34
by a parable.by a parable.parable (n.)indirect means, oblique utterance, similitudeTG II.v.35
Spee.SPEED 
'Tis well that I get it so: but Launce, how saist'Tis well that I get it so. But, Launce, how sayest TG II.v.36
thou that that my master is become a notable Louer?thou that my master is become a notable lover? TG II.v.37
Lau.LAUNCE 
I neuer knew him otherwise.I never knew him otherwise. TG II.v.38
Spee.SPEED 
Then how?Than how? TG II.v.39
Lau.LAUNCE 
A notable Lubber: as thou reportest him to bee.A notable lubber, as thou reportest him to be.lubber (n.)clumsy dolt, blundering loutTG II.v.40
Spee.SPEED 
Why, thou whorson Asse, thou mistak'st me,Why, thou whoreson ass, thou mistakest me. TG II.v.41
Lau.LAUNCE 
Why Foole, I meant not thee, I meant thyWhy, fool, I meant not thee, I meant thy TG II.v.42
Master.master. TG II.v.43
Spee.SPEED 
I tell thee, my Master is become a hot Louer.I tell thee my master is become a hot lover. TG II.v.44
Lau.LAUNCE 
Why, I tell thee, I care not, though hee burne himselfeWhy, I tell thee, I care not though he burn himself TG II.v.45
in Loue. If thou wilt goe with me to the Ale-house: ifin love. If thou wilt, go with me to the alehouse; if TG II.v.46
not, thou art an Hebrew, a Iew, and not worth the namenot, thou art an Hebrew, a Jew, and not worth the name TG II.v.47
of a Christian.of a Christian. TG II.v.48
Spee.SPEED 
Why?Why? TG II.v.49
Lau.LAUNCE 
Because thou hast not so much charity in thee asBecause thou hast not so much charity in thee as TG II.v.50
to goe to the Ale with a Christian: Wilt thou goe?to go to the ale with a Christian. Wilt thou go?ale (n.)ale-house, tavernTG II.v.51
Spee.SPEED 
At thy seruice.At thy service. TG II.v.52
Exeunt.Exeunt TG II.v.52
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