Titus Andronicus

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Enter the Empresse Sonnes, with Enter the Empress' sons, Chiron and Demetrius, with Tit II.iv.1.1
Lauinia, her hands cut off and her tongue cut out, Lavinia, her hands cut off, and her tongue cut out, Tit II.iv.1.2
and rausht.and ravished Tit II.iv.1.3
So now goe tell and if thy tongue can speake,So now go tell, and if thy tongue can speak, Tit II.iv.1
Who t'was that cut thy tongue and rauisht thee.Who 'twas that cut thy tongue and ravished thee. Tit II.iv.2
Write downe thy mind, bewray thy meaning so,Write down thy mind, bewray thy meaning so,bewray (v.)
betray, reveal, expose
Tit II.iv.3
And if thy stumpes will let thee play the Scribe.And if thy stumps will let thee play the scribe. Tit II.iv.4
See how with signes and tokens she can scowle.See how with signs and tokens she can scrawl. Tit II.iv.5
(to Lavinia) Tit II.iv.6.1
Goe home, / Call for sweet water, wash thy hands.Go home, call for sweet water, wash thy hands.sweet (adj.)
perfumed, scented, fragrant
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She hath no tongue to call, nor hands to wash.She hath no tongue to call, nor hands to wash, Tit II.iv.7
And so let's leaue her to her silent walkes.And so let's leave her to her silent walks. Tit II.iv.8
And t'were my cause, I should goe hang myselfe.An 'twere my cause, I should go hang myself.and, an (conj.)
if, whether
Tit II.iv.9
cause (n.)
affair, business, subject
If thou had'st hands to helpe thee knit the cord.If thou hadst hands to help thee knit the cord.knit, knit up (v.)
tie, fasten [by means of a knot]
Tit II.iv.10
Exeunt.Exeunt Chiron and Demetrius Tit II.iv.10
Winde Hornes. Enter Marcus from hunting, to Lauinia.Wind horns. Enter Marcus from hunting to Lavinia Tit II.iv.11

Who is this, my Neece that flies away so fast?Who is this? My niece, that flies away so fast? Tit II.iv.11
Cosen a word, where is your husband?Cousin, a word. Where is your husband? Tit II.iv.12
If I do dreame, would all my wealth would wake me;If I do dream, would all my wealth would wake me; Tit II.iv.13
If I doe wake, some Planet strike me downe,If I do wake, some planet strike me down Tit II.iv.14
That I may slumber in eternall sleepe.That I may slumber an eternal sleep. Tit II.iv.15
Speake gentle Neece, what sterne vngentle handsSpeak, gentle niece, what stern ungentle handsgentle (adj.)
soft, tender, kind
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Hath lopt, and hew'd, and made thy body bareHave lopped and hewed and made thy body bare Tit II.iv.17
Of her two branches, those sweet OrnamentsOf her two branches, those sweet ornaments, Tit II.iv.18
Whose circkling shadowes, Kings haue sought to sleep inWhose circling shadows kings have sought to sleep in, Tit II.iv.19
And might not gaine so great a happinesAnd might not gain so great a happiness Tit II.iv.20
As halfe thy Loue: Why doost not speake to me?As half thy love? Why dost not speak to me? Tit II.iv.21
Alas, a Crimson riuer of warme blood,Alas, a crimson river of warm blood, Tit II.iv.22
Like to a bubling fountaine stir'd with winde,Like to a babbling fountain stirred with wind, Tit II.iv.23
Doth rise and fall betweene thy Rosed lips,Doth rise and fall between thy rosed lips,rosed (adj.)
rosy, rose-coloured
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Comming and going with thy hony breath.Coming and going with thy honey breath. Tit II.iv.25
But sure some Tereus hath defloured thee,But sure some Tereus hath deflowered thee, Tit II.iv.26
And least thou should'st detect them, cut thy tongue.And, lest thou shouldst detect him, cut thy tongue.detect (v.)
expose, unmask, uncover
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Ah, now thou turn'st away thy face for shame:Ah, now thou turn'st away thy face for shame, Tit II.iv.28
And notwihstanding all this losse of blood,And notwithstanding all this loss of blood, Tit II.iv.29
As from a Conduit with their issuing Spouts,As from a conduit with three issuing spouts,conduit (n.)
channel, outflowing, water-spout, fountain
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Yet doe thy cheekes looke red as Titans face,Yet do thy cheeks look red as Titan's faceTitan (n.)
one of the titles of the Roman sun-god, Sol
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Blushing to be encountred with a Cloud,Blushing to be encountered with a cloud. Tit II.iv.32
Shall I speake for thee? shall I say 'tis so?Shall I speak for thee? Shall I say 'tis so? Tit II.iv.33
Oh that I knew thy hart, and knew the beastO that I knew thy heart, and knew the beast, Tit II.iv.34
That I might raile at him to ease my mind.That I might rail at him to ease my mind!rail (v.)

old form: raile
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
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Sorrow concealed, like an Ouen stopt,Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopped, Tit II.iv.36
Doth burne the hart to Cinders where it is.Doth burn the heart to cinders where it is. Tit II.iv.37
Faire Philomela she but lost her tongue,Fair Philomela, why she but lost her tongue Tit II.iv.38
And in a tedious Sampler sowed her minde.And in a tedious sampler sewed her mind;sampler (n.)
piece of embroidery
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tedious (adj.)
laborious, painstaking, wearyingly intricate
But louely Neece, that meane is cut from thee,But, lovely niece, that mean is cut from thee. Tit II.iv.40
A craftier Tereus hast thou met withall,A craftier Tereus, cousin, hast thou met, Tit II.iv.41
And he hath cut those pretty fingers off,And he hath cut those pretty fingers off Tit II.iv.42
That could haue better sowed then Philomel.That could have better sewed than Philomel. Tit II.iv.43
Oh had the monster seene those Lilly hands,O, had the monster seen those lily handslily (adj.)
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Tremble like Aspen leaues vpon a Lute,Tremble like aspen leaves upon a lute Tit II.iv.45
And make the silken strings delight to kisse them,And make the silken strings delight to kiss them, Tit II.iv.46
He would not then haue toucht them for his life.He would not then have touched them for his life. Tit II.iv.47
Or had he heard the heauenly Harmony,Or had he heard the heavenly harmony Tit II.iv.48
Which that sweet tongue hath made:Which that sweet tongue hath made, Tit II.iv.49
He would haue dropt his knife and fell asleepe,He would have dropped his knife and fell asleep, Tit II.iv.50
As Cerberus at the Thracian Poets feete.As Cerberus at the Thracian poet's feet.Thracian (adj.)
[pron: 'thraysian] of Thrace; region of ancient NE Greece associated with the worship of Dionysus
Tit II.iv.51
Cerberus (n.)
['sairberus] three-headed dog guarding the entrance to the Underworld, originally 50-headed; charmed to sleep by Orpheus during his quest to rescue Euridice
Come, let vs goe, and make thy father blinde,Come, let us go and make thy father blind, Tit II.iv.52
For such a sight will blinde a fathers eye.For such a sight will blind a father's eye. Tit II.iv.53
One houres storme will drowne the fragrant meades,One hour's storm will drown the fragrant meads;mead (n.)

old form: meades
Tit II.iv.54
What, will whole months of teares thy Fathers eyes?What will whole months of tears thy father's eyes? Tit II.iv.55
Doe not draw backe, for we will mourne with thee:Do not draw back, for we will mourn with thee. Tit II.iv.56
Oh could our mourning ease thy misery.O, could our mourning ease thy misery. Tit II.iv.57
ExeuntExeunt Tit II.iv.57
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