Titus Andronicus
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Enter Emperour and Empresse, and her two sonnes, Enter Emperor and Empress and her two sons, Chiron Tit IV.iv.1.1
the Emperour brings and Demetrius, and attendants. The Emperor brings Tit IV.iv.1.2
the Arrowes in his hand that Titus shot at him.the arrows in his hand that Titus shot at him Tit IV.iv.1.3
Satur. SATURNINUS 
Why Lords, / What wrongs are these? was euer seeneWhy, lords, what wrongs are these! Was ever seenwrong (n.)insult, offence, slightTit IV.iv.1
An Emperour in Rome thus ouerborne,An emperor in Rome thus overborne,overbear (v.)
old form: ouerborne
overrule, overcome, put down
Tit IV.iv.2
Troubled, Confronted thus, and for the extentTroubled, confronted thus, and for the extentextent (n.)[of politeness] extending, showing, exercise of behaviourTit IV.iv.3
Of egall iustice, vs'd in such contempt?Of egall justice, used in such contempt?egal, egall (adj.)equal, matched, equivalentTit IV.iv.4
My Lords, you know the mightfull Gods,My lords, you know, as know the mightful gods, Tit IV.iv.5
(How euer these disturbers of our peaceHowever these disturbers of our peace Tit IV.iv.6
Buz in the peoples eares) there nought hath past,Buzz in the people's ears, there naught hath pastbuzz (v.)
old form: Buz
spread false rumours
Tit IV.iv.7
But euen with law against the willfull SonnesBut even with law against the wilful sonseven, e'en (adv.)
old form: euen
carefully, steadily, circumspectly
Tit IV.iv.8
Of old Andronicus. And what and ifOf old Andronicus. And what and if Tit IV.iv.9
His sorrowes haue so ouerwhelm'd his wits,His sorrows have so overwhelmed his wits?wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)Tit IV.iv.10
Shall we be thus afflicted in his wreakes,Shall we be thus afflicted in his wreaks,wreak (n.)
old form: wreakes
revenge, vengeance, retribution
Tit IV.iv.11
His fits, his frenzie, and his bitternesse?His fits, his frenzy, and his bitterness?frenzy (n.)
old form: frenzie
distraction, agitation, delirium
Tit IV.iv.12
And now he writes to heauen for his redresse.And now he writes to heaven for his redress. Tit IV.iv.13
See, heeres to Ioue, and this to Mercury,See here's ‘ To Jove,’ and this ‘ To Mercury,’Mercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce Tit IV.iv.14
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
This to Apollo, this to the God of warre:This ‘ To Apollo,’ this ‘ To the god of war ’ – Apollo (n.)Greek sun god, who pulls the sun across the sky in a horse-drawn chariot; god of prophecy [speaking through the Delphi oracle, poetry, music, archery, and healingTit IV.iv.15
Sweet scrowles to flie about the streets of Rome:Sweet scrolls to fly about the streets of Rome! Tit IV.iv.16
What's this but Libelling against the Senate,What's this but libelling against the Senate, Tit IV.iv.17
And blazoning our Iniustice euerywhere?And blazoning our injustice everywhere?blazon (v.)proclaim, display [as in a coat of arms]Tit IV.iv.18
unjustice (n.)
old form: Iniustice
injustice
A goodly humour, is it not my Lords?A goodly humour, is it not, my lords? – humour (n.)sentiment, turn of phrase, manner of expressionTit IV.iv.19
As who would say, in Rome no Iustice were.As who would say, in Rome no justice were. Tit IV.iv.20
But if I liue, his fained extasiesBut if I live, his feigned ecstasiesecstasy (n.)
old form: extasies
fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
Tit IV.iv.21
feigned (adj.)
old form: fained
sham, pretended, spurious
Shall be no shelter to these outrages:Shall be no shelter to these outrages, Tit IV.iv.22
But he and his shall know, that Iustice liuesBut he and his shall know that justice lives Tit IV.iv.23
In Saturninus health; whom if he sleepe,In Saturninus' health, whom, if he sleep, Tit IV.iv.24
Hee'l so awake, as he in fury shallHe'll so awake as he in fury shall Tit IV.iv.25
Cut off the proud'st Conspirator that liues.Cut off the proud'st conspirator that lives. Tit IV.iv.26
Tamo. TAMORA 
My gracious Lord, my louely Saturnine,My gracious lord, my lovely Saturnine, Tit IV.iv.27
Lord of my life, Commander of my thoughts,Lord of my life, commander of my thoughts, Tit IV.iv.28
Calme thee, and beare the faults of Titus age,Calm thee and bear the faults of Titus' age, Tit IV.iv.29
Th'effects of sorrow for his valiant Sonnes,Th' effects of sorrow for his valiant sons, Tit IV.iv.30
Whose losse hath pier'st him deepe, and scar'd his heart;Whose loss hath pierced him deep and scarred his heart; Tit IV.iv.31
And rather comfort his distressed plight,And rather comfort his distressed plight Tit IV.iv.32
Then prosecute the meanest or the bestThan prosecute the meanest or the bestbest (n.)highest ranking person, most eminent personTit IV.iv.33
meanest (n.)lowest ranking, least eminent
For these contempts. Why thus it shall becomeFor these contempts. (Aside) Why, thus it shall becomebecome (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate toTit IV.iv.34
High witted Tamora to glose with all:High-witted Tamora to gloze with all.high-witted (adj.)
old form: High witted
quick-witted
Tit IV.iv.35
gloze (v.)
old form: glose
speak fair words, flatter, talk plausibly
Aside. But Titus, I haue touch'd thee to the quicke,But, Titus, I have touched thee to the quick:quick (n.)
old form: quicke
sensitive parts [of the body], tender flesh
Tit IV.iv.36
touch (v.)
old form: touch'd
wound, hurt, injure
Thy lifeblood out: If Aaron now be wise,Thy life-blood out, if Aaron now be wise, Tit IV.iv.37
Then is all safe, the Anchor's in the Port.Then is all safe, the anchor in the port. Tit IV.iv.38
Enter Clowne.Enter Clown Tit IV.iv.39
How now good fellow, would'st thou speake with vs?How now, good fellow, wouldst thou speak with us? Tit IV.iv.39
Clow. CLOWN 
Yea forsooth, and your Mistership be Emperiall.Yea, forsooth, an your mistress-ship be Emperial.forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeedTit IV.iv.40
emperial (adj.)
old form: Emperiall
malapropism for ‘imperial’
and, an (conj.)if, whether
Tam. TAMORA 
Empresse I am, but yonder sits the Emperour.Empress I am, but yonder sits the Emperor. Tit IV.iv.41
Clo. CLOWN 
'Tis he; God & Saint Stephen giue you good 'Tis he. God and Saint Stephen give you good Tit IV.iv.42
den; I haue brought you a Letter, & a couple of Pigions e'en. I have brought you a letter and a couple of pigeons Tit IV.iv.43
heere.here. Tit IV.iv.44
He reads the Letter.Saturninus reads the letterpresently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceTit IV.iv.45
Satu. SATURNINUS  
(to attendants) Tit IV.iv.45
Goe take him away, and hang him presently.Go, take him away and hang him presently. Tit IV.iv.45
Clowne. CLOWN 
How much money must I haue?How much money must I have? Tit IV.iv.46
Tam. TAMORA 
Come sirrah you must be hang'd.Come, sirrah, you must be hanged.sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]Tit IV.iv.47
Clow. CLOWN 
Hang'd? berLady, then I haue brought vp a neckHanged, by' Lady? Then I have brought up a neck Tit IV.iv.48
to a faire end.to a fair end. Tit IV.iv.49
Exit.Exit guarded Tit IV.iv.49
Satu. SATURNINUS 
Despightfull and intollerable wrongs,Despiteful and intolerable wrongs!despiteful (adj.)
old form: Despightfull
cruel, spiteful, malicious
Tit IV.iv.50
Shall I endure this monstrous villany?Shall I endure this monstrous villainy? Tit IV.iv.51
I know from whence this same deuise proceedes:I know from whence this same device proceeds.device (n.)
old form: deuise
plot, stratagem, trick
Tit IV.iv.52
May this be borne? As if his traytrous Sonnes,May this be borne? As if his traitorous sons, Tit IV.iv.53
That dy'd by law for murther of our Brother,That died by law for murder of our brother, Tit IV.iv.54
Haue by my meanes beene butcher'd wrongfully?Have by my means been butchered wrongfully. Tit IV.iv.55
Goe dragge the villaine hither by the haire,Go, drag the villain hither by the hair. Tit IV.iv.56
Nor Age, nor Honour, shall shape priuiledge:Nor age nor honour shall shape privilege.shape (v.)confer, provide, createTit IV.iv.57
privilege (n.)
old form: priuiledge
sanctuary, immunity, asylum
For this proud mocke, Ile be thy slaughterman:For this proud mock I'll be thy slaughterman,mock (n.)
old form: mocke
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
Tit IV.iv.58
slaughterman, slaughter-man (n.)executioner, slayer, murderer
Sly franticke wretch, that holp'st to make me great,Sly, frantic wretch, that holp'st to make me great,frantic (adj.)
old form: franticke
mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
Tit IV.iv.59
In hope thyselfe should gouerne Rome and me.In hope thyself should govern Rome and me. Tit IV.iv.60
Enter Nuntius Emillius.Enter Aemilius, a messenger Tit IV.iv.61
Satur. What newes with thee Emillius?What news with thee, Aemilius? Tit IV.iv.61
Emil. AEMILIUS 
Arme my Lords, Rome neuer had more cause,Arm, my lords! Rome never had more cause: Tit IV.iv.62
The Gothes haue gather'd head, and with a powerThe Goths have gathered head, and with a powerpower (n.)armed force, troops, host, armyTit IV.iv.63
head (n.)fighting force, army, body of troops
Of high resolued men, bent to the spoyleOf high-resolved men, bent to the spoil,bent (adj.)determined, intent, resolvedTit IV.iv.64
spoil (n.)
old form: spoyle
plunder, booty
high-resolved (adj.)
old form: high resolued
highly determined
They hither march amaine, vnder conductThey hither march amain, under conductconduct (n.)leadership, commandTit IV.iv.65
amain (adv.)
old form: amaine
in all haste, at full speed
Of Lucius, Sonne to old Andronicus:Of Lucius, son to old Andronicus, Tit IV.iv.66
Who threats in course of this reuenge to doWho threats in course of this revenge to docourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingTit IV.iv.67
threat (v.)threaten
As much as euer Coriolanus did.As much as ever Coriolanus did.Coriolanus (n.)[pron: korioh'laynus] Caius Martius, defender of the early Roman republic in 5th-c BCTit IV.iv.68
King. SATURNINUS 
Is warlike Lucius Generall of the Gothes?Is warlike Lucius general of the Goths? Tit IV.iv.69
These tydings nip me, and I hang the headThese tidings nip me, and I hang the headnip (v.)[as of pinching off the buds on a plant] cut short one's growth, check one's developmentTit IV.iv.70
As flowers with frost, or grasse beat downe with stormes:As flowers with frost, or grass beat down with storms. Tit IV.iv.71
I, now begins our sorrowes to approach,Ay, now begins our sorrows to approach. Tit IV.iv.72
'Tis he the common people loue so much,'Tis he the common people love so much; Tit IV.iv.73
My selfe hath often heard them say,Myself hath often heard them say, Tit IV.iv.74
(When I haue walked like a priuate man)When I have walked like a private man, Tit IV.iv.75
That Lucius banishment was wrongfully,That Lucius' banishment was wrongfully, Tit IV.iv.76
And they haue wisht that Lucius were their Emperour.And they have wished that Lucius were their emperor. Tit IV.iv.77
Tam. TAMORA 
Why should you feare? Is not our City strong?Why should you fear? Is not your city strong? Tit IV.iv.78
King. SATURNINUS 
I, but the Cittizens fauour Lucius,Ay, but the citizens favour Lucius, Tit IV.iv.79
And will reuolt from me, to succour him.And will revolt from me to succour him.succour (v.)help, assist, aidTit IV.iv.80
Tam. TAMORA 
King, be thy thoughts Imperious like thy name.King, be thy thoughts imperious like thy name. Tit IV.iv.81
Isthe Sunne dim'd, that Gnats do flie in it?Is the sun dimmed, that gnats do fly in it? Tit IV.iv.82
The Eagle suffers little Birds to sing,The eagle suffers little birds to sing,suffer (v.)allow, permit, letTit IV.iv.83
And is not carefull what they meane thereby,And is not careful what they mean thereby,careful (adj.)
old form: carefull
anxious, concerned, worried
Tit IV.iv.84
Knowing that with the shadow of his wings,Knowing that with the shadow of his wings Tit IV.iv.85
He can at pleasure stint their melodie.He can at pleasure stint their melody:stint (v.)cease, stop shortTit IV.iv.86
Euen so mayest thou, the giddy men of Rome,Even so mayst thou the giddy men of Rome.giddy (adj.)frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsibleTit IV.iv.87
Then cheare thy spirit, for know thou Emperour,Then cheer thy spirit; for know thou, Emperor, Tit IV.iv.88
I will enchaunt the old Andronicus,I will enchant the old Andronicus Tit IV.iv.89
With words more sweet, and yet more dangerousWith words more sweet and yet more dangerous Tit IV.iv.90
Then baites to fish, or honystalkes to sheepe,Than baits to fish, or honey-stalks to sheep,honey-stalk
old form: honystalke
clover flower [harmful to sheep when eaten too much]
Tit IV.iv.91
When as the one is wounded with the baite,When as the one is wounded with the bait, Tit IV.iv.92
The other rotted with delicious foode.The other rotted with delicious feed. Tit IV.iv.93
King. SATURNINUS 
But he will not entreat his Sonne for vs.But he will not entreat his son for us. Tit IV.iv.94
Tam. TAMORA 
If Tamora entreat him, then he will,If Tamora entreat him, then he will, Tit IV.iv.95
For I can smooth and fill his aged eare,For I can smooth and fill his aged earssmooth (v.)indulge, humour, allay, flatterTit IV.iv.96
With golden promises, that were his heartWith golden promises, that were his heart Tit IV.iv.97
Almost Impregnable, his old eares deafe,Almost impregnable, his old ears deaf, Tit IV.iv.98
Yet should both eare and heart obey my tongue.Yet should both ear and heart obey my tongue. Tit IV.iv.99
(To Aemilius) Tit IV.iv.100
Goe thou before to our Embassadour,Go thou before to be our ambassador: Tit IV.iv.100
Say, that the Emperour requests a parlySay that the Emperor requests a parleyparle, parley (n.)
old form: parly
negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
Tit IV.iv.101
Of warlike Lucius, and appoint the meeting.Of warlike Lucius, and appoint the meetingappoint (v.)agree, arrange, make an appointmentTit IV.iv.102
Even at his father's house, the old Andronicus. Tit IV.iv.103
Kiug. SATURNINUS 
Emillius do this message Honourably,Aemilius, do this message honourably, Tit IV.iv.104
And if he stand in Hostage for his safety,And if he stand in hostage for his safety,stand in (v.)stand on, insist on the need forTit IV.iv.105
Bid him demaund what pledge will please him best.Bid him demand what pledge will please him best.bid (v.), past form badepray, entreat, beg, askTit IV.iv.106
Emill.AEMILIUS 
Your bidding shall I do effectually.Your bidding shall I do effectually.effectually (adv.)to the purpose, fittingly; or: earnestlyTit IV.iv.107
Exit.Exit Tit IV.iv.107
Tam. TAMORA 
Now will I to that old Andronicus,Now will I to that old Andronicus, Tit IV.iv.108
And temper him with all the Art I haue,And temper him with all the art I haveart (n.)accomplishment, achievement, skillTit IV.iv.109
temper (v.)mould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]
To plucke proud Lucius from the warlike Gothes.To pluck proud Lucius from the warlike Goths. Tit IV.iv.110
And now sweet Emperour be blithe againe,And now, sweet Emperor, be blithe again, Tit IV.iv.111
And bury all thy feare in my deuises.And bury all thy fear in my devices.device (n.)
old form: deuises
plot, stratagem, trick
Tit IV.iv.112
Satu. SATURNINUS 
Then goe successantly and plead for him.Then go incessantly, and plead to him.incessantly (adv.)instantly, immediately, without delayTit IV.iv.113
successantly (adv.)in succession, one after another
Exit.Exeunt Tit IV.iv.113
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