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Enter Dull, Holofernes, the Pedant and Nathaniel.Enter Holofernes, Nathaniel, and Dull LLL IV.ii.1.1
Nat. NATHANIEL 
Very reuerent sport truely, and done in theVery reverend sport, truly, and done in thesport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentLLL IV.ii.1
reverend (adj.)revered, worthy, respected
testimony of a good conscience.testimony of a good conscience.testimony (n.)warrant, acknowledgement, assuranceLLL IV.ii.2
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
The Deare was (as you know) sanguis inThe deer was, as you know, in sanguis, LLL IV.ii.3
blood, ripe as a Pomwater, who now hangeth like ablood; ripe as the pomewater, who now hangeth like apomewater (n.)
old form: Pomwater
variety of large juicy apple
LLL IV.ii.4
blood, in[hunting] full of life, in fine condition
Iewell in the eare of Celo the skie; the welken thejewel in the ear of caelum, the sky, the welkin, thewelkin (n.)
old form: welken
sky, firmament, heavens
LLL IV.ii.5
heauen, and anon falleth like a Crab on the face of heaven, and anon falleth like a crab on the face ofanon (adv.)[after ‘now’] at another time, presentlyLLL IV.ii.6
crab (n.)crab-apple, sour apple
Terra, the soyle, the land, the earth.terra, the soil, the land, the earth. LLL IV.ii.7
Curat. Nath. NATHANIEL 
Truely M. Holofernes, the epythithes areTruly, Master Holofernes, the epithets are LLL IV.ii.8
sweetly varied like a scholler at the least: but sir Isweetly varied, like a scholar at the least; but, sir, Ileast, at theat the lowest estimate, at any rateLLL IV.ii.9
assure ye, it was a Bucke of the first head.assure ye it was a buck of the first head.head, of the first[of deer] with antlers first developedLLL IV.ii.10
Hol. HOLOFERNES 
Sir Nathaniel, haud credo.Sir Nathaniel, haud credo.haud...I don't believe itLLL IV.ii.11
Dul. DULL 
'Twas not a haud credo, 'twas a Pricket.'Twas not an awd grey doe, 'twas a pricket.pricket (n.)two-year-old buck deerLLL IV.ii.12
awd (adj.)dialect form of ‘old’
Hol. HOLOFERNES 
Most barbarous intimation: yet a kinde ofMost barbarous intimation! Yet a kind ofintimation (n.)intrusion, expression, suggestionLLL IV.ii.13
insinuation, as it were in via, in way of explication insinuation, as it were, in via, in way, of explication;insinuation (n.)beginning, instilling, suggestionLLL IV.ii.14
in viain way
facere: as it were replication, or rather ostentare, to facere, as it were, replication, or, rather, ostentare, toreplication (n.)reverberation, echoLLL IV.ii.15
show as it were his inclination after his vndressed,show, as it were, his inclination – after his undressed, LLL IV.ii.16
vnpolished, vneducated, vnpruned, vntrained, orunpolished, uneducated, unpruned, untrained, or, LLL IV.ii.17
rather vnlettered, or ratherest vnconfirmed fashion,rather, unlettered, or, ratherest, unconfirmed fashionunconfirmed (adj.)
old form: vnconfirmed
inexperienced, uninstructed, ignorant
LLL IV.ii.18
to insert againe my haud credo for a Deare. – to insert again my haud credo for a deer.insert again
old form: againe
put in place of, substitute [with]
LLL IV.ii.19
Dul. DULL 
I said the Deare was not a haud credo, 'twas aI said the deer was not an awd grey doe, 'twas a LLL IV.ii.20
Pricket.pricket. LLL IV.ii.21
Hol. HOLOFERNES 
Twice sod simplicitie, bis coctus,Twice-sod simplicity! Bis coctus!sod (adj.)soaked, sodden, steepedLLL IV.ii.22
bis...cooked twice
O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed doost thou looke.O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed dost thou look! LLL IV.ii.23
Nath. NATHANIEL 
Sir hee hath neuer fed of the dainties that are bred in a booke.Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book.dainty (n.)delight, choice pleasureLLL IV.ii.24
He hath not eate paper as it were: / He hath not drunkeHe hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk LLL IV.ii.25
inke. / His intellect is not replenished, hee is onely anink. His intellect is not replenished. He is only anreplenished (adj.)complete, perfect, consummateLLL IV.ii.26
animall, onely sensible in the duller parts:animal, only sensible in the duller parts.sensible (adj.)sensitive, responsive, capable of feelingLLL IV.ii.27
and such barren plants are set before vs, that we thankfull should be:And such barren plants are set before us that we thankful should be – LLL IV.ii.28
which we taste and feeling, are for those parts that doe fructifie in vs more then he.Which we of taste and feeling are – for those parts that do fructify in us more than he.fructify (v.)
old form: fructifie
bear fruit, become fruitful
LLL IV.ii.29
For as it would ill become me to be vaine, indiscreet, or a foole;For as it would ill become me to be vain, indiscreet, or a fool,ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourablyLLL IV.ii.30
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
So were there a patch set on Learning, to see him in a Schoole.So were there a patch set on learning, to see him in a school.patch (n.)fool, clown; rogue, knaveLLL IV.ii.31
But omne bene say I, being of an old Fathers minde,But omne bene, say I, being of an old father's mind;father (n.)father of the Church, early Christian writerLLL IV.ii.32
omne...all's well
Many can brooke the weather, that loue not the winde.Many can brook the weather that love not the wind.brook (v.)
old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
LLL IV.ii.33
Dul. DULL 
You two are book-men: Can you tell by your wit,You two are book-men – can you tell me by your witwit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityLLL IV.ii.34
What was a month old at Cains birth, that's not fiue weekes old as yet?What was a month old at Cain's birth that's not five weeks old as yet?Cain (n.)[pron: kayn] in the Bible, son of Adam and Eve, killer of his brother AbelLLL IV.ii.35
Hol. HOLOFERNES 
Dictisima goodman Dull, dictisima goodmanDictynna, goodman Dull. Dictynna, goodmangoodman (adj.)[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, masterLLL IV.ii.36
Dictynna (n.)[pron: dik'tina] one of the titles of the Roman goddess of the Moon
Dull.Dull. LLL IV.ii.37
Dul. DULL 
What is dictima?What is Dictima? LLL IV.ii.38
Nath. NATHANIEL 
A title to Phebe, to Luna, to the Moone.A title to Phoebe, to Luna, to the moon.Phoebe (n.)one of the titles of the Roman goddess of the MoonLLL IV.ii.39
Luna (n.)one of the titles of the Roman goddess of the Moon
Hol. HOLOFERNES 
The Moone was a month old when Adam was no more.The moon was a month old when Adam was no more,more (adj.)olderLLL IV.ii.40
Adam (n.)in the Bible, the first human being, in the Garden of Eden, who disobeyed God
And wrought not to fiue-weekes when he came to fiue-score.And raught not to five weeks when he came to five-score.reach (v.), past form raughtequal, match, attain toLLL IV.ii.41
Th'allusion holds in the Exchange.Th' allusion holds in the exchange.exchange (n.)change, transpositionLLL IV.ii.42
allusion (n.)riddle, wordplay, figure
Dul. DULL 
'Tis true indeede, the Collusion holds in the'Tis true, indeed; the collusion holds in thecollusion (n.)malapropism for ‘allusion’LLL IV.ii.43
Exchange.exchange. LLL IV.ii.44
Hol. HOLOFERNES 
God comfort thy capacity, I say th'allusionGod comfort thy capacity! I say, th' allusioncomfort (v.)have pity on, console, relieveLLL IV.ii.45
capacity (n.)intelligence, understanding, capability
holds in the Exchange.holds in the exchange. LLL IV.ii.46
Dul. DULL 
And I say the polusion holds in the Exchange: forAnd I say the pollution holds in the exchange, for LLL IV.ii.47
the Moone is neuer but a month old: and I say besidethe moon is never but a month old; and I say beside LLL IV.ii.48
that, 'twas a Pricket that the Princesse kill'd.that 'twas a pricket that the Princess killed.pricket (n.)two-year-old buck deerLLL IV.ii.49
Hol. HOLOFERNES 
Sir Nathaniel, will you heare an extemporallSir Nathaniel, will you hear an extemporalextemporal (adj.)
old form: extemporall
extempore, unplanned, improvised
LLL IV.ii.50
Epytaph on the death of the Deare, and to humour theepitaph on the death of the deer? And, to humour the LLL IV.ii.51
ignorant call'd the Deare, the Princesse kill'd a Pricket.ignorant, call I the deer the Princess killed a pricket. LLL IV.ii.52
Nath. NATHANIEL 
Perge, good M. Holofernes, perge, so it Perge, good Master Holofernes, perge, so it LLL IV.ii.53
shall please you to abrogate scurilitie.shall please you to abrogate scurrility.scurrility (n.)
old form: scurilitie
bawdry, indecent language
LLL IV.ii.54
abrogate (v.)do away with, put an end to, abstain from
Hol HOLOFERNES 
I will something affect a letter, for itI will something affect the letter, for itsomething (adv.)a little, to some extentLLL IV.ii.55
letter, affect thepractise alliteration
affect (v.)cultivate, aim at, seek out
argues facilitie.argues facility.argue (v.)indicate, betoken, be evidence ofLLL IV.ii.56
The prayfull Princesse pearst and prickt a prettie pleasing Pricket,The preyful Princess pierced and pricked a pretty pleasing pricket;preyful (adj.)
old form: prayfull
desirous of prey, preying
LLL IV.ii.57
Some say a Sore, but not a sore, till now made sore with shooting.Some say a sore, but not a sore till now made sore with shooting.sore (n.)four-year-old buckLLL IV.ii.58
The Dogges did yell, put ell to Sore, then Sorell iumps from thicket:The dogs did yell; put ‘ L ’ to sore, then sorel jumps from thicket;sorel (n.)three-year-old buckLLL IV.ii.59
Or Pricket-sore, or else Sorell, the people fall a hooting.Or pricket, sore, or else sorel, the people fall a-hooting. LLL IV.ii.60
If Sore be sore, then ell to Sore, makes fiftie sores O sorell:If sore be sore, then ‘ L ’ to sore makes fifty sores o' sorel: LLL IV.ii.61
Of one sore I an hundred make by adding but one more L.Of one sore I an hundred make, by adding but one more ‘ L.’ LLL IV.ii.62
Nath. NATHANIEL 
A rare talent.A rare talent! LLL IV.ii.63
Dul. DULL 
If a talent be a claw, looke how he clawes him with aIf a talent be a claw, look how he claws him with a talent (n.)variant form of ‘talon’LLL IV.ii.64
claw (v.)flatter, preen, set off
talent.talent. LLL IV.ii.65
Nath. HOLOFERNES 
This is a gift that I haue simple: simple, aThis is a gift that I have; simple, simple; a LLL IV.ii.66
foolish extrauagant spirit, full of formes, figures, foolish extravagant spirit, full of forms, figures,extravagant (adj.)
old form: extrauagant
vagrant, straying, roaming
LLL IV.ii.67
figure (n.)figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
form (n.)
old form: formes
image, likeness, shape
shapes, obiects, Ideas, apprehensions, motions, reuolutions.shapes, objects, ideas, apprehensions, motions, revolutions.motion (n.)inner movement, inward prompting, natural impulse, imaginingLLL IV.ii.68
revolution (n.)
old form: reuolutions
twisting and turning of the thoughts
apprehension (n.)conception, grasping by the mind, awareness
These are begot in the ventricle of memorie,These are begot in the ventricle of memory,ventricle (n.)cavity within the brainLLL IV.ii.69
nourisht in the wombe of primater, and deliuerednourished in the womb of pia mater, and delivereddeliver (v.)
old form: deliuered
be born, bring forth
LLL IV.ii.70
pia mater (n.)
old form: primater
[Latin] dutiful mother: membrane covering the brain; brain
vpon the mellowing of occasion: but the gift is goodupon the mellowing of occasion. But the gift is goodoccasion (n.)circumstance, opportunityLLL IV.ii.71
in those in whom it is acute, and I am thankfull for it.in those in whom it is acute, and I am thankful for it. LLL IV.ii.72
Hol. NATHANIEL 
Sir, I praise the Lord for you, and so maySir, I praise the Lord for you, and so may LLL IV.ii.73
my parishioners, for their Sonnes are well tutor'd by you,my parishioners, for their sons are well tutored by you, LLL IV.ii.74
and their Daughters profit very greatly vnder you: youand their daughters profit very greatly under you. You LLL IV.ii.75
are a good member of the common-wealth.are a good member of the commonwealth.commonweal, commonwealth (n.)
old form: common-wealth
state, nation, community, body politic
LLL IV.ii.76
Nath. HOLOFERNES 
Me hercle, If their Sonnes be ingennous, theyMehercle! If their sons be ingenious, theyingenious (adj.)
old form: ingennous
alert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable
LLL IV.ii.77
mehercle (int.)[pron: me'herklay] by Hercules
want (v.)lack, need, be without
shall want no instruction: If their Daughters be capable,shall want no instruction; if their daughters be capable, LLL IV.ii.78
I will put it to them. But Vir sapis qui pauca loquitur, aI will put it to them. But vir sapit qui pauca loquitur. Avir...it's a wise man that says littleLLL IV.ii.79
soule Feminine saluteth vs.soul feminine saluteth us. LLL IV.ii.80
Enter Iaquenetta and the Clowne.Enter Jaquenetta with a letter, and Costard LLL IV.ii.81
Iaqu. JAQUENETTA 
God giue you good morrow M. Person.God give you good morrow, Master Parson. LLL IV.ii.81
Nath. HOLOFERNES 
Master Person, quasi Person? And ifMaster Parson – quasi pierce-one? An ifquasi (conj.)as ifLLL IV.ii.82
an if (conj.)if
one should be perst, Which is the one?one should be pierced, which is the one? LLL IV.ii.83
Clo. COSTARD 
Marry M. Schoolemaster, hee that is likest toMarry, Master Schoolmaster, he that is likest tomarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryLLL IV.ii.84
a hogshead.a hogshead.hogshead (n.)large cask, barrel [of wine]LLL IV.ii.85
Nath. HOLOFERNES 
Of persing a Hogshead, a good luster of conceitPiercing a hogshead! A good lustre of conceitlustre (n.)
old form: luster
gleam, glimmer, flash
LLL IV.ii.86
conceit (n.)imagination, fancy, wit
in a turph of Earth, Fire enough for a Flint, Pearlein a turf of earth, fire enough for a flint, pearl LLL IV.ii.87
enough for a Swine: 'tis prettie, it is well.enough for a swine. 'Tis pretty; it is well. LLL IV.ii.88
Iaqu. JAQUENETTA 
Good Master Parson be so good as reade meeGood Master Parson, be so good as read me LLL IV.ii.89
this Letter, it was giuen mee by Costard, and sent meethis letter. It was given me by Costard, and sent me LLL IV.ii.90
from Don Armatho: I beseech you reade it.from Don Armado. I beseech you, read it. LLL IV.ii.91
Nath.HOLOFERNES 
Facile precor gellida, quando pecas omnia sub vmbraFauste, precor gelida quando pecus omne sub umbraFauste...I pray, Faustus, when all the cattle ruminate in the cool shadeLLL IV.ii.92
ruminat,Ruminat LLL IV.ii.93
and so forth. Ah good old Mantuan, I may speake of theeand so forth. Ah, good old Mantuan, I may speak of thee LLL IV.ii.94
as the traueiler doth of Venice, as the traveller doth of Venice: LLL IV.ii.95
vemchie, vencha,Venetia, Venetia, LLL IV.ii.96
que non te vnde, que non te perreche.Chi non ti vede, non ti pretia. LLL IV.ii.97
Old Mantuam, old Mantuan. Who vnderstandeth theeOld Mantuan, old Mantuan! Who understandeth thee LLL IV.ii.98
(He sings) LLL IV.ii.99.1
not, vt resol la mi fa: not, loves thee not. (He sings) Ut, re, sol, la, mi, fa. –ut (n.)[musical scale] dohLLL IV.ii.99
sol (n.)[musical scale] soh
Vnder pardon sir, What are the contents? or rather Under pardon, sir, what are the contents? Or, rather,pardon (n.)permission, consent, approvalLLL IV.ii.100
as Horrace sayes in his, What my soule verses.as Horace says in his – What, my soul, verses?Horace (n.)Latin poet, 1st-c BCLLL IV.ii.101
Hol. NATHANIEL 
I sir, and very learned.Ay, sir, and very learned. LLL IV.ii.102
Nath. HOLOFERNES 
Let me heare a staffe, a stanze, a verse, LegeLet me hear a staff, a stanze, a verse. Lege,staff (n.)
old form: staffe
stanza, verse
LLL IV.ii.103
stanze (v.)stanza
lege...read, master
domine. domine. LLL IV.ii.104
NATHANIEL  
(reading) LLL IV.ii.105.1
If Loue make me forsworne, how shall I sweare to loue?If love make me forsworn, how shall I swear to love?forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
LLL IV.ii.105
Ah neuer faith could hold, if not to beautie vowed.Ah, never faith could hold if not to beauty vowed! LLL IV.ii.106
Though to my selfe forsworn, to thee Ile faithfull proue.Though to myself forsworn, to thee I'll faithful prove; LLL IV.ii.107
Those thoughts to mee were Okes, to thee like Osiers bowed.Those thoughts to me were oaks, to thee like osiers bowed.osier (n.)willowLLL IV.ii.108
Studie his byas leaues, and makes his booke thine eyes.Study his bias leaves and makes his book thine eyes,bias (n.)
old form: byas
[weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
LLL IV.ii.109
Where all those pleasures liue, that Art would comprehend. Where all those pleasures live that art would comprehend. LLL IV.ii.110
If knowledge be the marke, to know thee shall suffice.If knowledge be the mark, to know thee shall suffice:mark (n.)
old form: marke
target, goal, aim
LLL IV.ii.111
Well learned is that tongue, that well can thee cõmend.Well learned is that tongue that well can thee commend,commend (v.)
old form: cõmend
praise, admire, extol
LLL IV.ii.112
All ignorant that soule, that sees thee without wonder.All ignorant that soul that sees thee without wonder;wonder (n.)feeling of wonder, astonishment, marvellingLLL IV.ii.113
Which is to me some praise, that I thy parts admire;Which is to me some praise, that I thy parts admire.part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]LLL IV.ii.114
Thy eye Ioues lightning beares, thy voyce his dreadfull thunder.Thy eye Jove's lightning bears, thy voice his dreadful thunder,Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godLLL IV.ii.115
Which not to anger bent, is musique, and sweet fire.Which, not to anger bent, is music and sweet fire.bend (v.)aim, direct, level, turnLLL IV.ii.116
Celestiall as thou art, Oh pardon loue this wrong,Celestial as thou art, O, pardon love this wrong, LLL IV.ii.117
That sings heauens praise, with such an earthly tongue.That sings heaven's praise with such an earthly tongue! LLL IV.ii.118
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
You finde not the apostraphas, and so misseYou find not the apostrophus, and so missapostrophus (n.)
old form: apostraphas
mark of elision
LLL IV.ii.119
the accent. Let me superuise the cangenet.the accent. Let me supervise the canzonet.supervise (v.)
old form: superuise
look over, read through, peruse
LLL IV.ii.120
canzonet (n.)
old form: cangenet
poem, short song
He takes the letter LLL IV.ii.121.1
Nath. Here are onely numbers ratified, but for the elegancy,Here are only numbers ratified; but, for the elegancy,ratify (v.)make metrically correct, bring into proportionLLL IV.ii.121
number (n.)(plural) verses, lines
elegancy (n.)elegance
facility, & golden cadence of poesie caret: Ouiddius facility, and golden cadence of poesy, caret. OvidiusOvid, Ovidius (n.)[pron: 'ovid] Latin poet; exiled to live among the Goths in AD 8LLL IV.ii.122
Naso was the man. And why in deed Naso, but for Naso was the man; and why indeed ‘ Naso ’ but for LLL IV.ii.123
smelling out the odoriferous flowers of fancy? the ierkessmelling out the odoriferous flowers of fancy, the jerksodoriferous (adj.)odorous, sweet-smelling, fragrantLLL IV.ii.124
jerk (n.)
old form: ierkes
stroke, thrust, sally
of inuention imitarie is nothing: So doth the Hound hisof invention? Imitari is nothing. So doth the hound hisinvention (n.)
old form: inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
LLL IV.ii.125
master, the Ape his keeper, the tyred Horse his rider:master, the ape his keeper, the tired horse his rider.tired (adj.)
old form: tyred
attired, equipped with trappings
LLL IV.ii.126
But Damosella virgin, Was this directed to you?But, damosella virgin, was this directed to you?damosella (n.)damsel, young maidenLLL IV.ii.127
Iaq. JAQUENETTA 
I sir from one mounsier Berowne, oneAy, sir, from one Monsieur Berowne, one LLL IV.ii.128
of the strange Queenes Lords.of the strange Queen's lords.strange (adj.)foreign, alien, from abroadLLL IV.ii.129
Nath. HOLOFERNES 
I will ouerglance the superscript.I will overglance the superscript: (reading)overglance (v.)glance over, cast the eye overLLL IV.ii.130
superscript (n.)address, heading, opening
To the snow-white hand of the most beautious Lady Rosaline.To the snow-white hand of the most beauteous Lady Rosaline. LLL IV.ii.131
I will looke againe on the intellect of the Letter, forI will look again on the intellect of the letter, forintellect (n.)purport, meaning, contentsLLL IV.ii.132
the nomination of the partie written to the person writtenthe nomination of the party writing to the person writtennomination (n.)naming, mention, referenceLLL IV.ii.133
party (n.)
old form: partie
person, fellow
vnto. Your Ladiships in all desired imployment,unto: Your ladyship's, in all desired employment,employment (n.)
old form: imployment
task, service, commission
LLL IV.ii.134
Berowne. Sir Holofernes, this Berowne is one of theBerowne. Sir Nathaniel, this Berowne is one of the LLL IV.ii.135
Votaries with the King, and here he hath framed avotaries with the King; and here he hath framed aframe (v.)fashion, make, form, createLLL IV.ii.136
votary (n.)someone bound by a special vow
Letter to a sequent of the stranger Queenes: which accidentally,letter to a sequent of the stranger Queen's, which accidentally,stranger (adj.)foreign, alienLLL IV.ii.137
sequent (n.)follower, attendant
or by the way of progression, hath miscarried.or by the way of progression, hath miscarried.miscarry (v.)[of letters] go astray, fall into the wrong handsLLL IV.ii.138
progression (n.)onward movement, moving along the way
Trip and goe my sweete, deliuer this Paper into theTrip and go, my sweet; deliver this paper into the royal LLL IV.ii.139
hand of the King, it may concerne much: stay not thyhand of the King; it may concern much. Stay not thystay (v.)wait (for), awaitLLL IV.ii.140
concern (v.)be of importance, be of concern
complement, I forgiue thy duetie, adue.compliment; I forgive thy duty. Adieu.duty (n.)reverence, due respect, proper attitudeLLL IV.ii.141
compliment, complement (n.)
old form: complement
ceremony, etiquette, protocol
Maid. JAQUENETTA 
Good Costard go with me: / Sir God saueGood Costard, go with me. Sir, God save LLL IV.ii.142
your life.your life. LLL IV.ii.143
Cost. COSTARD 
Haue with thee my girle. Have with thee, my girl. LLL IV.ii.144
Exit.Exeunt Costard and LLL IV.ii.144.1
Jaquenetta LLL IV.ii.144.2
Hol. NATHANIEL 
Sir you haue done this in the feare of GodSir, you have done this in the fear of God, LLL IV.ii.145
very religiously: and as a certaine Father saithvery religiously; and as a certain father saith –religiously (adv.)reverently, piously, devoutlyLLL IV.ii.146
father (n.)father of the Church, early Christian writer
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
Sir tell not me of the Father, I do feareSir, tell not me of the father, I do fear LLL IV.ii.147
colourable colours. But to returne to the Verses, Didcolourable colours. But to return to the verses: didcolour (n.)pretext, pretenceLLL IV.ii.148
colourable (adj.)capable of being interpreted in many ways, conveniently plausible
they please you sir Nathaniel?they please you, Sir Nathaniel? LLL IV.ii.149
Nath. NATHANIEL 
Marueilous well for the pen.Marvellous well for the pen.pen (n.)penmanship, style of handwritingLLL IV.ii.150
marvellous (adv.)
old form: Marueilous
very, extremely, exceedingly
Peda. HOLOFERNES 
I do dine to day at the fathers of a certaineI do dine today at the father's of a certain LLL IV.ii.151
Pupill of mine, where if (being repast) it shall pleasepupil of mine, where, if before repast it shall pleaserepast (n.)food and drink, meal, refreshmentLLL IV.ii.152
you to gratifie the table with a Grace, I will on myyou to gratify the table with a grace, I will, on mygratify (v.)
old form: gratifie
please, oblige, favour
LLL IV.ii.153
grace (n.)grace before meals, prayer of thanksgiving
priuiledge I haue with the parents of the foresaid Childeprivilege I have with the parents of the foresaid childforesaid (adj.)aforesaidLLL IV.ii.154
or Pupill, vndertake your bien vonuto, where I will proueor pupil, undertake your ben venuto; where I will proveundertake (v.)
old form: vndertake
ensure, guarantee, vouch for
LLL IV.ii.155
ben venuto (n.)
old form: bien vonuto
warm welcome
those Verses to be very vnlearned, neither sauouring ofthose verses to be very unlearned, neither savouring of LLL IV.ii.156
Poetrie, Wit, nor Inuention. I beseech your Societie. poetry, wit, nor invention. I beseech your society.invention (n.)
old form: Inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
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wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
society (n.)
old form: Societie
companionship, fellowship, association
Nat. NATHANIEL 
And thanke you to: for societie (saith theAnd thank you too, for society – saith the LLL IV.ii.158
text) is the happinesse of life.text – is the happiness of life. LLL IV.ii.159
Peda. HOLOFERNES 
And certes the text most infalliblyAnd, certes, the text most infalliblycertes (adv.)certainly, assuredly, without doubtLLL IV.ii.160
concludes it. Sir I do inuite you too, you shallconcludes it. (To Dull) Sir, I do invite you too; you shall LLL IV.ii.161
not say me nay: paucaverba. Away, the gentles are atnot say me nay. Pauca verba. Away! The gentles are atgentle (n.)(plural) gentlemenLLL IV.ii.162
their game, and we will to our recreation. their game, and we will to our recreation.game (n.)hunting practice, sporting routineLLL IV.ii.163
ExeuntExeunt LLL IV.ii.163
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