Measure for Measure

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Enter Duke, Varrius, Lords, Angelo, Esculus, Lucio,Enter Duke, Varrius, Lords, Angelo, Escalus, Lucio,  MM V.i.1.1
Citizens at seuerall doores.Provost, Officers, and Citizens at several doorsseveral (adj.)

old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
MM V.i.1.2
Duk. DUKE 
My very worthy Cosen, fairely met,My very worthy cousin, fairly met. MM V.i.1
Our old, and faithfull friend, we are glad to see you.Our old and faithful friend, we are glad to see you. MM V.i.2
Happy returne be to your royall grace.Happy return be to your royal grace. MM V.i.3
Duk. DUKE 
Many and harty thankings to you both:Many and hearty thankings to you both.thanking (n.)
word of thanks, expression of gratitude
MM V.i.4
We haue made enquiry of you, and we heareWe have made inquiry of you, and we hear MM V.i.5
Such goodnesse of your Iustice, that our souleSuch goodness of your justice that our soul MM V.i.6
Cannot but yeeld you forth to publique thankesCannot but yield you forth to public thanks, MM V.i.7
Forerunning more requitall.Forerunning more requital.requital (n.)

old form: requitall
recompense, reward, repayment
MM V.i.8.1
forerun (v.)
forecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
You make my bonds still greater.You make my bonds still (n.)
duty, commitment, obligation
MM V.i.8.2
Duk. DUKE 
Oh your desert speaks loud, & I should wrong itO, your desert speaks loud, and I should wrong itdesert, desart (n.)
deserving, due recompense, right
MM V.i.9
To locke it in the wards of couert bosomeTo lock it in the wards of covert bosom,ward (n.)
cell [in a prison]
MM V.i.10
bosom (n.)

old form: bosome
heart, inner person
covert (adj.)

old form: couert
secret, hidden, concealed
When it deserues with characters of brasseWhen it deserves with characters of brasscharacter (n.)
letter, letter-shape, graphic symbol
MM V.i.11
A forted residence 'gainst the tooth of time,A forted residence 'gainst the tooth of timeforted (adj.)
fortified, reinforced, strengthened
MM V.i.12
And razure of obliuion: Giue we your handAnd razure of oblivion. Give me your hand,razure (n.)
erasure, effacement, obliteration
MM V.i.13
And let the Subiect see, to make them knowAnd let the subject see, to make them knowsubject (n.)

old form: Subiect
subjects, people [of a state]
MM V.i.14
That outward curtesies would faine proclaimeThat outward courtesies would fain proclaimfain (adv.)
gladly, willingly
MM V.i.15
Fauours that keepe within: Come Escalus,Favours that keep within. Come, Escalus,keep (v.)
lodge, live, dwell
MM V.i.16
You must walke by vs, on our other hand:You must walk by us on our other hand, MM V.i.17
And good supporters are you.And good supporters are you. MM V.i.18
Enter Peter and Isabella.Enter Friar Peter and Isabella MM V.i.19
Now is your time / Speake loud, and kneele before him.Now is your time. Speak loud and kneel before him. MM V.i.19
Iustice, O royall Duke, vaile your regardJustice, O royal Duke! Vail your regardregard (n.)
look, glance, gaze
MM V.i.20
vail (v.)

old form: vaile
lower, direct downwards
Vpon a wrong'd (I would faine haue said a Maid)Upon a wronged – I would fain have said, a maid.fain (adv.)

old form: faine
gladly, willingly
MM V.i.21
Oh worthy Prince, dishonor not your eyeO worthy prince, dishonour not your eye MM V.i.22
By throwing it on any other obiect,By throwing it on any other object MM V.i.23
Till you haue heard me, in my true complaint,Till you have heard me in my true complaint MM V.i.24
And giuen me Iustice, Iustice, Iustice, Iustice.And given me justice, justice, justice, justice! MM V.i.25
Duk. DUKE 
Relate your wrongs; / In what, by whom? be briefe:Relate your wrongs. In what? By whom? Be brief. MM V.i.26
Here is Lord Angelo shall giue you Iustice,Here is Lord Angelo shall give you justice. MM V.i.27
Reueale your selfe to him.Reveal yourself to him. MM V.i.28.1
Oh worthy Duke,O worthy Duke, MM V.i.28.2
You bid me seeke redemption of the diuell,You bid me seek redemption of the devil. MM V.i.29
Heare me your selfe: for that which I must speakeHear me yourself, for that which I must speak MM V.i.30
Must either punish me, not being beleeu'd,Must either punish me, not being believed, MM V.i.31
Or wring redresse from you: / Heare me: oh heare me, heere.Or wring redress from you. Hear me, O hear me, hear. MM V.i.32
My Lord, her wits I feare me are not firme:My lord, her wits, I fear me, are not firm.wits, also five wits
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
MM V.i.33
She hath bin a suitor to me, for her BrotherShe hath been a suitor to me for her brother, MM V.i.34
Cut off by course of Iustice.Cut off by course of justice – course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
MM V.i.35.1
cut off (v.)
put to death, bring to an untimely end
By course of Iustice.By course of justice! MM V.i.35.2
And she will speake most bitterly, and strange.And she will speak most bitterly and strange. MM V.i.36
Most strange: but yet most truely wil I speake,Most strange, but yet most truly, will I speak. MM V.i.37
That Angelo's forsworne, is it not strange?That Angelo's forsworn, is it not strange?forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore

old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
MM V.i.38
That Angelo's a murtherer, is't not strange?That Angelo's a murderer, is't not strange? MM V.i.39
That Angelo is an adulterous thiefe,That Angelo is an adulterous thief,thief (n.)

old form: thiefe
villain, scoundrel, rogue, wretch
MM V.i.40
An hypocrite, a virgin violator,An hypocrite, a virgin-violator, MM V.i.41
Is it not strange? and strange?Is it not strange, and strange? MM V.i.42.1
Duke. DUKE 
Nay it is ten times strange?Nay, it is ten times strange. MM V.i.42.2
It is not truer he is Angelo,It is not truer he is Angelo MM V.i.43
Then this is all as true, as it is strange;Than this is all as true as it is strange. MM V.i.44
Nay, it is ten times true, for truth is truthNay, it is ten times true, for truth is truth MM V.i.45
To th' end of reckning.To th' end of reck'ning. MM V.i.46.1
Duke. DUKE 
Away with her: poore souleAway with her. Poor soul, MM V.i.46.2
She speakes this, in th' infirmity of sence.She speaks this in th' infirmity of sense. MM V.i.47
Oh Prince, I coniure thee, as thou beleeu'stO prince, I conjure thee, as thou believ'stconjure (v.)

old form: coniure
ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
MM V.i.48
There is another comfort, then this world,There is another comfort than this world, MM V.i.49
That thou neglect me not, with that opinionThat thou neglect me not with that opinion MM V.i.50
That I am touch'd with madnesse: make not impossibleThat I am touched with madness. Make not impossibletouch (v.)

old form: touch'd
stain, taint, infect
MM V.i.51
That which but seemes vnlike, 'tis not impossibleThat which but seems unlike. 'Tis not impossibleunlike (adj.)

old form: vnlike
unlikely, incredible, unbelievable
MM V.i.52
But one, the wickedst caitiffe on the groundBut one, the wicked'st caitiff on the ground,caitiff (n.)

old form: caitiffe
[sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
MM V.i.53
May seeme as shie, as graue, as iust, as absolute:May seem as shy, as grave, as just, as absoluteshy (adj.)

old form: shie
wary, cautious, reserved
MM V.i.54
absolute (adj.)
perfect, complete, incomparable
As Angelo, euen so may AngeloAs Angelo. Even so may Angelo, MM V.i.55
In all his dressings, caracts, titles, formes,In all his dressings, characts, titles, forms,charact, caract (n.)
insignia, badge, distinctive emblem
MM V.i.56
form (n.)

old form: formes
formal procedure, due process, formality
dressing (n.)
official robes, finery
Be an arch-villaine: Beleeue it, royall PrinceBe an arch-villain. Believe it, royal prince. MM V.i.57
If he be lesse, he's nothing, but he's more,If he be less, he's nothing: but he's more, MM V.i.58
Had I more name for badnesse.Had I more name for badness. MM V.i.59.1
Duke. DUKE 
By mine honestyBy mine honesty,honesty (n.)
honour, integrity, uprightness
MM V.i.59.2
If she be mad, as I beleeue no other,If she be mad, as I believe no other, MM V.i.60
Her madnesse hath the oddest frame of sense,Her madness hath the oddest frame of sense,sense (n.)
common sense, natural feeling, reasonableness
MM V.i.61
frame (n.)
framework, structure, construction
Such a dependancy of thing, on thing,Such a dependency of thing on thing,dependency, dependancy (n.)

old form: dependancy
MM V.i.62
As ere I heard in madnesse.As e'er I heard in madness. MM V.i.63.1
Oh gracious DukeO gracious Duke, MM V.i.63.2
Harpe not on that; nor do not banish reasonHarp not on that, nor do not banish reason MM V.i.64
For inequality, but let your reason serueFor inequality, but let your reason serveinequality (n.)
[unclear meaning] difference of rank, social disparity; injustice, partiality
MM V.i.65
To make the truth appeare, where it seemes hid,To make the truth appear where it seems hid, MM V.i.66
And hide the false seemes true.And hide the false seems true. MM V.i.67.1
Duk. DUKE 
Many that are not madMany that are not mad MM V.i.67.2
Haue sure more lacke of reason: / What would you say?Have sure more lack of reason. What would you say? MM V.i.68
I am the Sister of one Claudio,I am the sister of one Claudio, MM V.i.69
Condemnd vpon the Act of FornicationCondemned upon the act of fornication MM V.i.70
To loose his head, condemn'd by Angelo,To lose his head, condemned by Angelo. MM V.i.71
I, (in probation of a Sisterhood)I, in probation of a sisterhood,probation (n.)
candidature for membership, process of becoming a novice
MM V.i.72
Was sent to by my Brother; one LucioWas sent to by my brother. One Lucio MM V.i.73
As then the Messenger.As then the messenger –  MM V.i.74.1
That's I, and't like your Grace:That's I, an't like your (v.)
please, suit
MM V.i.74.2
I came to her from Claudio, and desir'd her,I came to her from Claudio, and desired her MM V.i.75
To try her gracious fortune with Lord Angelo,To try her gracious fortune with Lord Angelo MM V.i.76
For her poore Brothers pardon.For her poor brother's pardon. MM V.i.77.1
That's he indeede.That's he indeed. MM V.i.77.2
Duk. DUKE 
You were not bid to speake.You were not bid to speak. MM V.i.78.1
No, my good Lord,No, my good lord, MM V.i.78.2
Nor wish'd to hold my peace.Nor wished to hold my peace. MM V.i.79.1
Duk. DUKE 
I wish you now then,I wish you now, then. MM V.i.79.2
Pray you take note of it: and when you hauePray you, take note of it, and when you have MM V.i.80
A businesse for your selfe: pray heauen you thenA business for yourself, pray heaven you then MM V.i.81
Be perfect.Be perfect.perfect (adj.)
completely prepared, fully made ready
MM V.i.82.1
I warrant your honor.I warrant your honour.warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
MM V.i.82.2
Duk. DUKE 
The warrant's for your selfe: take heede to't.The warrant's for yourself: take heed to't. MM V.i.83
This Gentleman told somewhat of my Tale.This gentleman told somewhat of my tale. MM V.i.84
Right.Right. MM V.i.85
Duk. DUKE 
It may be right, but you are i'the wrongIt may be right, but you are i'the wrong MM V.i.86
To speake before your time: proceed,To speak before your time. Proceed. MM V.i.87.1
I wentI went MM V.i.87.2
To this pernicious Caitiffe Deputie.To this pernicious caitiff deputy – caitiff (adj.)

old form: Caitiffe
wretched, miserable, worthless
MM V.i.88
Duk. DUKE 
That's somewhat madly spoken.That's somewhat madly spoken. MM V.i.89.1
Pardon it,Pardon it, MM V.i.89.2
The phrase is to the matter.The phrase is to the matter.matter, to the
relevant, pertinent, apposite
MM V.i.90
Duke. DUKE 
Mended againe: the matter: proceed.Mended again. The matter. Proceed.matter (n.)
affair(s), business, real issue
MM V.i.91
mend (v.)
amend, improve, make better, put right
In briefe, to set the needlesse processe by:In brief, to set the needless process by, MM V.i.92
How I perswaded, how I praid, and kneel'd,How I persuaded, how I prayed, and kneeled, MM V.i.93
How he refeld me, and how I replideHow he refelled me, and how I replied – refel (v.)

old form: refeld
refuse, deny, reject
MM V.i.94
(For this was of much length) the vild conclusionFor this was of much length – the vile conclusion MM V.i.95
I now begin with griefe, and shame to vtter.I now begin with grief and shame to utter. MM V.i.96
He would not, but by gift of my chaste bodyHe would not, but by gift of my chaste body MM V.i.97
To his concupiscible intemperate lustTo his concup'scible intemperate lust,intemperate (adj.)
excessive, immoderate, inordinate
MM V.i.98
concupiscible (adj.)
hotly desiring, sensual, voluptuous
Release my brother; and after much debatement,Release my brother, and after much debatementdebatement (n.)
consideration, deliberation, discussion
MM V.i.99
My sisterly remorse, confutes mine honour,My sisterly remorse confutes mine honour,remorse (n.)
pity, compassion, tenderness
MM V.i.100
confute (v.)
overcome, confound, bring to nought
And I did yeeld to him: But the next morne betimes,And I did yield to him. But the next morn betimes,morn (n.)

old form: morne
morning, dawn
MM V.i.101
betimes (adv.)
early in the morning, at an early hour
His purpose surfetting, he sends a warrantHis purpose surfeiting, he sends a warrantsurfeit (v.)

old form: surfetting
feed to excess, over-indulge, glut
MM V.i.102
purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
For my poore brothers head.For my poor brother's head. MM V.i.103.1
Duke. DUKE 
This is most likely.This is most likely! MM V.i.103.2
Oh that it were as like as it is true.O, that it were as like as it is (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
MM V.i.104
Duk. DUKE 
By heauen (fond wretch) yu knowst not what thou speak'st,By heaven, fond wretch, thou know'st not what thou speak'st,fond (adj.)
foolish, stupid, mad
MM V.i.105
Or else thou art suborn'd against his honorOr else thou art suborned against his honoursuborn (v.)

old form: suborn'd
bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
MM V.i.106
In hatefull practise: first his IntegritieIn hateful practice. First, his integritypractice (n.)

old form: practise
trickery, treachery
MM V.i.107
Stands without blemish: next it imports no reason,Stands without blemish. Next, it imports no reasonimport (v.)
signify, mean, suggest
MM V.i.108
That with such vehemency he should pursueThat with such vehemency he should pursuepursue (v.)
persecute, castigate, hound
MM V.i.109
vehemency (n.)
vehemence, forcefulness, fervour
Faults proper to himselfe: if he had so offendedFaults proper to himself. If he had so offended,proper (adj.)
special, particular, specific
MM V.i.110
He would haue waigh'd thy brother by himselfe,He would have weighed thy brother by himself, MM V.i.111
And not haue cut him off: some one hath set you on:And not have cut him off. Someone hath set you on.set on (v.)
encourage, urge, incite
MM V.i.112
Confesse the truth, and say by whose aduiceConfess the truth, and say by whose advice MM V.i.113
Thou cam'st heere to complaine.Thou cam'st here to complain. MM V.i.114.1
And is this all?And is this all? MM V.i.114.2
Then oh you blessed Ministers aboueThen, O you blessed ministers above,minister (n.)
messenger, agent, servant
MM V.i.115
Keepe me in patience, and with ripened timeKeep me in patience, and with ripened time MM V.i.116
Vnfold the euill, which is heere wrapt vpUnfold the evil which is here wrapped up MM V.i.117
In countenance: heauen shield your Grace from woe,In countenance. Heaven shield your grace from woe,countenance (n.)
favour, patronage, approval
MM V.i.118
As I thus wrong'd, hence vnbeleeued goe.As I thus wronged hence unbelieved go. MM V.i.119
Duke. DUKE 
I know you'ld faine be gone: An Officer:I know you'd fain be gone. An officer!fain (adv.)

old form: faine
gladly, willingly
MM V.i.120
To prison with her: Shall we thus permitTo prison with her. Shall we thus permit MM V.i.121
A blasting and a scandalous breath to fall,A blasting and a scandalous breath to fallblasting (adj.)
defaming, maligning, discrediting
MM V.i.122
On him so neere vs? This needs must be a practise:On him so near us? This needs must be a practice.practice (n.)

old form: practise
scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
MM V.i.123
Who knew of your intent and comming hither?Who knew of your intent and coming hither?intent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
MM V.i.124
One that I would were heere, Frier Lodowick.One that I would were here, Friar Lodowick. MM V.i.125
Duk. DUKE 
A ghostly Father, belike: / Who knowes that Lodowicke?A ghostly father, belike. Who knows that Lodowick?belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
MM V.i.126
My Lord, I know him, 'tis a medling Fryer,My lord, I know him, 'tis a meddling friar; MM V.i.127
I doe not like the man: had he been Lay my Lord,I do not like the man. Had he been lay, my lord, MM V.i.128
For certaine words he spake against your GraceFor certain words he spake against your grace MM V.i.129
In your retirment, I had swing'd him soundly.In your retirement I had swinged him soundly.swinge (v.)

old form: swing'd
beat, thrash, flog
MM V.i.130
Duke. DUKE 
Words against mee? this 'a good Fryer belikeWords against me? This' a good friar, belike,belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
MM V.i.131
And to set on this wretched woman hereAnd to set on this wretched woman hereset on (v.)
encourage, urge, incite
MM V.i.132
Against our Substitute: Let this Fryer be found.Against our substitute! Let this friar be found.substitute (n.)
subordinate, deputy, underling
MM V.i.133
But yesternight my Lord, she and that FryerBut yesternight, my lord, she and that friar,yesternight (n.)
last night
MM V.i.134
I saw them at the prison: a sawcy Fryar,I saw them at the prison. A saucy friar,saucy (adj.)

old form: sawcy
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
MM V.i.135
A very scuruy fellow.A very scurvy fellow.scurvy (adj.)

old form: scuruy
contemptible, despicable, wretched
MM V.i.136
Blessed be your Royall Grace:Blessed be your royal grace, MM V.i.137
I haue stood by my Lord, and I haue heardI have stood by, my lord, and I have heard MM V.i.138
Your royall eare abus'd: first hath this womanYour royal ear abused. First hath this woman MM V.i.139
Most wrongfully accus'd your Substitute,Most wrongfully accused your substitute,substitute (n.)
subordinate, deputy, underling
MM V.i.140
Who is as free from touch, or soyle with herWho is as free from touch or soil with her MM V.i.141
As she from one vngot.As she from one ungot.ungot (adj.)

old form: vngot
unbegotten, unborn
MM V.i.142.1
Duke. DUKE 
We did beleeue no lesse.We did believe no less. MM V.i.142.2
Know you that Frier Lodowick that she speakes of?Know you that Friar Lodowick that she speaks of? MM V.i.143
I know him for a man diuine and holy,I know him for a man divine and holy, MM V.i.144
Not scuruy, nor a temporary medlerNot scurvy, nor a temporary meddler,temporary (adj.)
in temporal affairs, of this world's doings
MM V.i.145
As he's reported by this Gentleman:As he's reported by this gentleman, MM V.i.146
And on my trust, a man that neuer yetAnd, on my trust, a man that never yet MM V.i.147
Did (as he vouches) mis-report your Grace.Did – as he vouches – misreport your grace.misreport (v.)

old form: mis-report
speak badly of, slander
MM V.i.148
My Lord, most villanously, beleeue it.My lord, most villainously, believe it. MM V.i.149
Well: he in time may come to cleere himselfe;Well, he in time may come to clear himself, MM V.i.150
But at this instant he is sicke, my Lord:But at this instant he is sick, my lord, MM V.i.151
Of a strange Feauor: vpon his meere requestOf a strange fever. Upon his mere request,mere (adj.)

old form: meere
sole, personal, particular
MM V.i.152
Being come to knowledge, that there was complaintBeing come to knowledge that there was complaint MM V.i.153
Intended 'gainst Lord Angelo, came I hetherIntended 'gainst Lord Angelo, came I hither, MM V.i.154
To speake as from his mouth, what he doth knowTo speak, as from his mouth, what he doth know MM V.i.155
Is true, and false: And what he with his oathIs true and false, and what he with his oath MM V.i.156
And all probation will make vp full cleareAnd all probation will make up full clear,probation (n.)
proof, demonstration
MM V.i.157
full (adv.)
very, exceedingly, extremely
Whensoeuer he's conuented: First for this woman,Whensoever he's convented. First, for this woman,convent (v.)

old form: conuented
summon, call to appear, send for
MM V.i.158
To iustifie this worthy Noble manTo justify this worthy nobleman,justify (v.)

old form: iustifie
excuse, exonerate, clear
MM V.i.159
So vulgarly and personally accus'd,So vulgarly and personally accused,vulgarly (adv.)
publicly, openly, in front of the world
MM V.i.160
Her shall you heare disproued to her eyes,Her shall you hear disproved to her eyes, MM V.i.161
Till she her selfe confesse it.Till she herself confess it. MM V.i.162.1
Duk. DUKE 
Good Frier, let's heare it:Good friar, let's hear it. MM V.i.162.2
Isabella is led off, guarded MM V.i.162
Enter Mariana.Enter Mariana MM V.i.163
Doe you not smile at this, Lord Angelo?Do you not smile at this, Lord Angelo? MM V.i.163
Oh heauen, the vanity of wretched fooles.O heaven, the vanity of wretched fools! MM V.i.164
Giue vs some seates, Come cosen Angelo,Give us some seats. Come, cousin Angelo, MM V.i.165
In this I'll be impartiall: be you IudgeIn this I'll be impartial. Be you judge MM V.i.166
Of your owne Cause: Is this the Witnes Frier?Of your own cause. Is this the witness, friar? MM V.i.167
First, let her shew your face, and after, speake.First, let her show her face, and after speak. MM V.i.168
Pardon my Lord, I will not shew my facePardon, my lord, I will not show my face MM V.i.169
Vntill my husband bid me.Until my husband bid me. MM V.i.170
Duke. DUKE 
What, are you married?What, are you married? MM V.i.171
No my Lord.No, my lord. MM V.i.172
Duke. DUKE 
Are you a Maid?Are you a maid? MM V.i.173
No my Lord.No, my lord. MM V.i.174
Duk. DUKE 
A Widow then?A widow, then? MM V.i.175
Neither, my Lord.Neither, my lord. MM V.i.176
Duk. DUKE 
Why you are nothing then: neither Maid, Widow,Why, you are nothing then. Neither maid, widow, MM V.i.177
nor Wife?nor wife? MM V.i.178
My Lord, she may be a Puncke: for many of them, areMy lord, she may be a punk. For many of them arepunk (n.)

old form: Puncke
harlot, strumpet, whore
MM V.i.179
neither Maid, Widow, nor Wife.neither maid, widow, nor wife. MM V.i.180
Duk. DUKE 
Silence that fellow: I would he had some causeSilence that fellow. I would he had some cause MM V.i.181
to prattle for himselfe.To prattle for himself. MM V.i.182
Well my Lord.Well, my lord. MM V.i.183
My Lord, I doe confesse I nere was married,My lord, I do confess I ne'er was married, MM V.i.184
And I confesse besides, I am no Maid,And I confess besides I am no maid; MM V.i.185
I haue known my husband, yet my husbandI have known my husband, yet my husbandknow (v.)
have sexual knowledge of, have intercourse with
MM V.i.186
Knowes not, that euer he knew me.Knows not that ever he knew me. MM V.i.187
He was drunk then, my Lord, it can be no better.He was drunk, then, my lord. It can be no better. MM V.i.188
Duk. DUKE 
For the benefit of silence, would thou wert so to.For the benefit of silence, would thou wert so too. MM V.i.189
Well, my Lord.Well, my lord. MM V.i.190
Duk. DUKE 
This is no witnesse for Lord Angelo.This is no witness for Lord Angelo. MM V.i.191
Now I come to't, my Lord.Now I come to't, my lord: MM V.i.192
Shee that accuses him of Fornication,She that accuses him of fornication MM V.i.193
In selfe-same manner, doth accuse my husband,In selfsame manner doth accuse my husband; MM V.i.194
And charges him, my Lord, with such a time,And charges him, my lord, with such a time MM V.i.195
When I'le depose I had him in mine ArmesWhen, I'll depose, I had him in mine arms,depose (v.)
testify, bear witness
MM V.i.196
With all th' effect of Loue.With all th' effect of love. MM V.i.197
Charges she moe then me?Charges she more than me? MM V.i.198.1
Not that I know.Not that I know. MM V.i.198.2
Duk. DUKE 
No? you say your husband.No? You say your husband? MM V.i.199
Why iust, my Lord, and that is Angelo,Why, just, my lord, and that is Angelo,just (adv.)

old form: iust
quite so, correct
MM V.i.200
Who thinkes he knowes, that he nere knew my body,Who thinks he knows that he ne'er knew my body, MM V.i.201
But knows, he thinkes, that he knowes Isabels.But knows, he thinks, that he knows Isabel's. MM V.i.202
This is a strange abuse: Let's see thy face.This is a strange abuse. Let's see thy face.abuse (n.)
deception, hoax, fraud
MM V.i.203
My husband bids me, now I will vnmaske.My husband bids me. Now I will unmask. MM V.i.204
She unveils MM V.i.205
This is that face, thou cruell AngeloThis is that face, thou cruel Angelo, MM V.i.205
Which once thou sworst, was worth the looking on:Which once thou swor'st was worth the looking on. MM V.i.206
This is the hand, which with a vowd contractThis is the hand which, with a vowed contract, MM V.i.207
Was fast belockt in thine: This is the bodyWas fast belocked in thine. This is the bodyfast (adv.)
tightly, firmly, securely
MM V.i.208
belock (v.)

old form: belockt
lock up, hold tight, intertwine
That tooke away the match from Isabell,That took away the match from Isabel,match (n.)
appointment, assignation, rendezvous
MM V.i.209
And did supply thee at thy garden-houseAnd did supply thee at thy garden-housesupply (v.)
satisfy, fulfil, gratify [sexually]
MM V.i.210
garden-house (n.)
small building in a garden [often used for lovers' assignations]
In her Imagin'd person.In her imagined person. MM V.i.211.1
Duke. DUKE 
Know you this woman?Know you this woman? MM V.i.211.2
Carnallie she saies.Carnally, she says. MM V.i.212.1
Duk. DUKE 
Sirha, no more.Sirrah, no more! MM V.i.212.2
Enoug my Lord.Enough, my lord. MM V.i.213
My Lord, I must confesse, I know this woman,My lord, I must confess I know this woman, MM V.i.214
And fiue yeres since there was some speech of marriageAnd five years since there was some speech of marriage MM V.i.215
Betwixt my selfe, and her: which was broke off,Betwixt myself and her, which was broke off, MM V.i.216
Partly for that her promis'd proportionsPartly for that her promised proportionsproportion (n.)
marriage portion, dowry
MM V.i.217
Came short of Composition: But in chiefeCame short of composition, but in chiefchief, in

old form: chiefe
chiefly, principally
MM V.i.218
composition (n.)
agreed settlement, expected arrangement
For that her reputation was dis-valuedFor that her reputation was disvalueddisvalued (adj.)

old form: dis-valued
discredited, disparaged, degraded
MM V.i.219
In leuitie: Since which time of fiue yeresIn levity; since which time of five yearslevity (n.)

old form: leuitie
licentiousness, wantonness, immorality
MM V.i.220
I neuer spake with her, saw her, nor heard from herI never spake with her, saw her, nor heard from her, MM V.i.221
Vpon my faith, and honor.Upon my faith and honour. MM V.i.222.1
Noble Prince,Noble prince, MM V.i.222.2
As there comes light from heauen, and words frõ breath,As there comes light from heaven and words from breath, MM V.i.223
As there is sence in truth, and truth in vertue,As there is sense in truth and truth in virtue, MM V.i.224
I am affianced this mans wife, as stronglyI am affianced this man's wife as stronglyaffiance (v.)
betroth, engage, promise solemnly
MM V.i.225
As words could make vp vowes: And my good Lord,As words could make up vows, and, my good lord, MM V.i.226
But Tuesday night last gon, in's garden house,But Tuesday night last gone in's garden-house MM V.i.227
He knew me as a wife. As this is true,He knew me as a wife. As this is true, MM V.i.228
Let me in safety raise me from my knees,Let me in safety raise me from my knees MM V.i.229
Or else for euer be confixed hereOr else for ever be confixed hereconfix (v.)
fix firmly, fasten, bind
MM V.i.230
A Marble Monument.A marble monument. MM V.i.231.1
I did but smile till now,I did but smile till now. MM V.i.231.2
Now, good my Lord, giue me the scope of Iustice,Now, good my lord, give me the scope of justice.scope (n.)
opportunity, liberty, free course of action
MM V.i.232
My patience here is touch'd: I doe perceiueMy patience here is touched. I do perceivetouch (v.)

old form: touch'd
wound, hurt, injure
MM V.i.233
These poore informall women, are no moreThese poor informal women are no moreinformal (adj.)

old form: informall
demented, mentally disturbed
MM V.i.234
But instruments of some more mightier memberBut instruments of some more mightier member MM V.i.235
That sets them on. Let me haue way, my LordThat sets them on. Let me have way, my lord,set on (v.)
encourage, urge, incite
MM V.i.236
way (n.)
opportunity, scope
To finde this practise out.To find this practice out.practice (n.)

old form: practise
scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
MM V.i.237.1
Duke. DUKE 
I, with my heart,Ay, with my heart, MM V.i.237.2
And punish them to your height of pleasure.And punish them to your height of pleasure. MM V.i.238
Thou foolish Frier, and thou pernicious womanThou foolish friar, and thou pernicious woman, MM V.i.239
Compact with her that's gone: thinkst thou, thy oathes,Compact with her that's gone, think'st thou thy oaths,compact (adj.)
allied, in league, in collusion
MM V.i.240
Though they would swear downe each particular Saint,Though they would swear down each particular saint, MM V.i.241
Were testimonies against his worth, and creditWere testimonies against his worth and credit MM V.i.242
That's seald in approbation? you, Lord EscalusThat's sealed in approbation? You, Lord Escalus,approbation (n.)
proof, confirmation, attestation
MM V.i.243
Sit with my Cozen, lend him your kinde painesSit with my cousin, lend him your kind pains MM V.i.244
To finde out this abuse, whence 'tis deriu'd.To find out this abuse, whence 'tis derived.abuse (n.)
deception, hoax, fraud
MM V.i.245
There is another Frier that set them on,There is another friar that set them on; MM V.i.246
Let him be sent for.Let him be sent for. MM V.i.247
Would he were here, my Lord, for he indeedWould he were here, my lord, for he indeed MM V.i.248
Hath set the women on to this Complaint;Hath set the women on to this complaint. MM V.i.249
Your Prouost knowes the place where he abides,Your provost knows the place where he abidesprovost (n.)

old form: Prouost
officer in charge of the arrest, custody, and punishment of prisoners
MM V.i.250
And he may fetch him.And he may fetch him. MM V.i.251.1
Duke. DUKE 
Goe, doe it instantly:Go do it instantly; MM V.i.251.2
Exit Provost MM V.i.251
And you, my noble and well-warranted CosenAnd you, my noble and well-warranted cousin,well-warranted (adj.)
highly approved, most justified
MM V.i.252
Whom it concernes to heare this matter forth,Whom it concerns to hear this matter forth, MM V.i.253
Doe with your iniuries as seemes you bestDo with your injuries as seems you best,injury (n.)

old form: iniuries
insult, affront, slight
MM V.i.254
In any chastisement; I for a whileIn any chastisement. I for a whilechastisement (n.)
punishment, retribution, correction
MM V.i.255
Will leaue you; but stir not you till you haueWill leave, but stir not you till you have well MM V.i.256
Well determin'd vpon these Slanderers.Determined upon these slanderers.determine (v.)

old form: determin'd
make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
MM V.i.257
My Lord, wee'll doe it throughly:My lord, we'll do it throughly.throughly (adv.)
thoroughly, fully, completely
MM V.i.258
Exit.Exit Duke MM V.i.258
Signior Lucio, did not you say you knew that Frier Signor Lucio, did not you say you knew that Friar MM V.i.259
Lodowick to be a dishonest person?Lodowick to be a dishonest person?dishonest (adj.)
dishonourable, discreditable, shameful
MM V.i.260
Cucullus non facit Monachum, honest in nothingCucullus non facit monachum. Honest in nothingcucullus...
the hood does not make the monk
MM V.i.261
but in his Clothes, and one that hath spoke most but in his clothes, and one that hath spoke most MM V.i.262
villanous speeches of the Duke.villainous speeches of the Duke. MM V.i.263
We shall intreat you to abide heere till he come,We shall entreat you to abide here till he come MM V.i.264
and inforce them against him: we shall finde this Frier aand enforce them against him. We shall find this friar aenforce (v.)

old form: inforce
emphasize, urge, lay stress upon
MM V.i.265
notable fellow.notable fellow.notable (adj.)
noted, notorious, conspicuous, infamous
MM V.i.266
fellow (n.)
worthless individual, good-for-nothing
As any in Vienna, on my word.As any in Vienna, on my word. MM V.i.267
Call that same Isabell here once againe, I wouldCall that same Isabel here once again. I would MM V.i.268
speake with her:speak with her. MM V.i.269
Exit an Attendant MM V.i.269
pray you, my Lord, giue mee leaue to question, you shall Pray you, my lord, give me leave to question. You shall MM V.i.270
see how Ile handle her.see how I'll handle her. MM V.i.271
Not better then he, by her owne report.Not better than he, by her own report. MM V.i.272
Say you?Say you? MM V.i.273
Marry sir, I thinke, if you handled her priuatelyMarry, sir, I think, if you handled her privately,marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
MM V.i.274
She would sooner confesse, perchance publikely she'll beshe would sooner confess. Perchance publicly she'll beperchance (adv.)
perhaps, maybe
MM V.i.275
asham'd.ashamed. MM V.i.276
Enter Duke, Prouost, Isabella.Enter Duke, as a friar, Provost, Isabella, and MM V.i.277.1
Officers MM V.i.277.2
I will goe darkely to worke with her.I will go darkly to work with her.darkly (adv.)

old form: darkely
cunningly, subtly, secretly
MM V.i.277
That's the way: for women are light at midnight.That's the way, for women are light at midnight.light (adj.)
promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wanton
MM V.i.278
Come on Mistris, here's a Gentlewoman,Come on, mistress, here's a gentlewomangentlewoman (n.)
woman of good breeding, well-born lady
MM V.i.279
Denies all that you haue said.denies all that you have said. MM V.i.280
My Lord, here comes the rascall I spoke of, / Here,My lord, here comes the rascal I spoke of – here MM V.i.281
with the Prouost.with the provost. MM V.i.282
In very good time: speake not you to him, till weIn very good time. Speak not you to him, till wetime, in good
at the right moment
MM V.i.283
call vpon upon you. MM V.i.284
Mum.Mum.mum (adj.)
silent, mute, saying nothing
MM V.i.285
Come Sir, did you set these women on to Come, sir, did you set these women on toset on (v.)
encourage, urge, incite
MM V.i.286
slander Lord Angelo? they haue confes'd you did.slander Lord Angelo? They have confessed you did. MM V.i.287
Duk. DUKE 
'Tis false.'Tis false.false (adj.)
wrong, mistaken
MM V.i.288
How? Know you where you are? How? Know you where you are? MM V.i.289
Duk. DUKE 
Respect to your great place; and let the diuellRespect to your great place, and let the devilplace (n.)
position, post, office, rank
MM V.i.290
Be sometime honour'd, for his burning throne.Be sometime honoured for his burning throne.sometime (adv.)
sometimes, now and then
MM V.i.291
Where is the Duke? 'tis he should heare me speake.Where is the Duke? 'Tis he should hear me speak. MM V.i.292
The Duke's in vs: and we will heare you speake,The Duke's in us, and we will hear you speak. MM V.i.293
Looke you speake iustly.Look you speak justly. MM V.i.294
Duk. DUKE 
Boldly, at least. But oh poore soules,Boldly at least. But O, poor souls, MM V.i.295
Come you to seeke the Lamb here of the Fox;Come you to seek the lamb here of the fox? MM V.i.296
Good night to your redresse: Is the Duke gone?Good night to your redress. Is the Duke gone? MM V.i.297
Then is your cause gone too: The Duke's vniust,Then is your cause gone too. The Duke's unjust, MM V.i.298
Thus to retort your manifest Appeale,Thus to retort your manifest appealmanifest (adj.)
clear, evident, obvious
MM V.i.299
retort (v.)
refuse, deny, reject
And put your triall in the villaines mouth,And put your trial in the villain's mouth MM V.i.300
Which here you come to accuse.Which here you come to accuse. MM V.i.301
This is the rascall: this is he I spoke of.This is the rascal. This is he I spoke of. MM V.i.302
Why thou vnreuerend, and vnhallowed Fryer:Why, thou unreverend and unhallowed friar,unreverend (adj.)

old form: vnreuerend
irreverent, impertinent, impudent
MM V.i.303
Is't not enough thou hast suborn'd these women,Is't not enough thou hast suborned these womensuborn (v.)

old form: suborn'd
bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
MM V.i.304
To accuse this worthy man? but in foule mouth,To accuse this worthy man but, in foul mouth, MM V.i.305
And in the witnesse of his proper eare,And in the witness of his proper ear,proper (adj.)
very, own
MM V.i.306
To call him villaine; and then to glance from him,To call him villain? And then to glance from himglance (v.)
turn, move, pass
MM V.i.307
To th' Duke himselfe, to taxe him with Iniustice?To th' Duke himself, to tax him with injustice? MM V.i.308
Take him hence; to th' racke with him: we'll towze youTake him hence. To th' rack with him. We'll touse youtouse (v.)

old form: towze
tear, rip, rend
MM V.i.309
Ioynt by ioynt, but we will know his purpose:Joint by joint, but we will know his purpose.purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
MM V.i.310
What? vniust?What? Unjust? MM V.i.311.1
Duk. DUKE 
Be not so hot: the Duke dareBe not so hot. The Dukehot (adj.)
enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
MM V.i.311.2
No more stretch this finger of mine, then heDare no more stretch this finger of mine than he MM V.i.312
Dare racke his owne: his Subiect am I not,Dare rack his own. His subject am I not,rack (v.)

old form: racke
stretch on the rack
MM V.i.313
Nor here Prouinciall: My businesse in this StateNor here provincial. My business in this stateprovincial (adj.)

old form: Prouinciall
subject to local church jurisdiction
MM V.i.314
Made me a looker on here in Vienna,Made me a looker-on here in Vienna, MM V.i.315
Where I haue seene corruption boyle and bubble,Where I have seen corruption boil and bubble MM V.i.316
Till it ore-run the Stew : Lawes, for all faults,Till it o'errun the stew. Laws for all faults,stew (n.)
cauldron, saucepan
MM V.i.317
fault (n.)
sin, offence, crime
But faults so countenanc'd, that the strong StatutesBut faults so countenanced that the strong statutesstatute (n.)
law, decree, regulation
MM V.i.318
Stand like the forfeites in a Barbers shop,Stand like the forfeits in a barber's shop,forfeit (n.)

old form: forfeites
[unclear meaning] list of penalties for bad behaviour
MM V.i.319
As much in mocke, as marke.As much in mock as mark.mark (n.)

old form: marke
notable sight, object of serious attention
MM V.i.320
Slander to th' State: / Away with him to prison.Slander to th' state. Away with him to prison. MM V.i.321
What can you vouch against him Signior Lucio?What can you vouch against him, Signor Lucio? MM V.i.322
Is this the man you did tell vs of? Is this the man that you did tell us of? MM V.i.323
'Tis he, my Lord: come hither goodman bald-pate,'Tis he, my lord. Come hither, goodman baldpate.goodman (adj.)
[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, master
MM V.i.324
doe you know me?Do you know me? MM V.i.325
Duk. DUKE 
I remember you Sir, by the sound of your voice, / II remember you, sir, by the sound of your voice. I MM V.i.326
met you at the Prison, in the absence of the Duke.met you at the prison in the absence of the Duke. MM V.i.327
Oh, did you so? and do you remember what youO, did you so? And do you remember what you MM V.i.328
said of the Duke.said of the Duke? MM V.i.329
Duk. DUKE 
Most notedly Sir.Most notedly, sir.notedly (adv.)
particularly, especially, definitely
MM V.i.330
Do you so Sir: And was the Duke a flesh-monger, aDo you so, sir? And was the Duke a fleshmonger, afleshmonger (n.)

old form: flesh-monger
fornicator, pander, pimp
MM V.i.331
foole, and a coward, as you then reported him to be?fool, and a coward, as you then reported him to be? MM V.i.332
Duk. DUKE 
You must (Sir) change persons with me, ere youYou must, sir, change persons with me, ere you MM V.i.333
make that my report: you indeede spoke so of him, andmake that my report. You, indeed, spoke so of him, and MM V.i.334
much more, much worse.much more, much worse. MM V.i.335
Oh thou damnable fellow: did I not plucke thee byO thou damnable fellow, did not I pluck thee by MM V.i.336
the nose, for thy speeches?the nose for thy speeches? MM V.i.337
Duk. DUKE 
I protest, I loue the Duke, as I loue my selfe.I protest I love the Duke as I love myself. MM V.i.338
Harke how the villaine would close now, after hisHark how the villain would close now, after hisclose (v.)
agree, come to terms, compromise
MM V.i.339
treasonable abuses.treasonable abuses. MM V.i.340
Such a fellow is not to be talk'd withall: AwaySuch a fellow is not to be talked withal. Away MM V.i.341
with him to prison: Where is the Prouost? away withwith him to prison. Where is the provost? Away with MM V.i.342
him to prison: lay bolts enough vpon him: let him him to prison. Lay bolts enough upon him. Let himbolt (n.)
fetter, shackle, iron fastening
MM V.i.343
speak no more: away with those Giglets too, and withspeak no more. Away with those giglots too, and withgiglot (n.)

old form: Giglets
harlot, strumpet, wanton
MM V.i.344
the other confederate companion.the other confederate companion. MM V.i.345
The Provost lays hands on the Duke MM V.i.346
Duk. DUKE 
Stay Sir, stay a while.Stay, sir, stay awhile. MM V.i.346
What, resists he? helpe him Lucio.What, resists he? Help him, Lucio. MM V.i.347
Come sir, come sir, come sir: foh sir, why youCome, sir, come, sir, come, sir! Foh, sir! Why, you MM V.i.348
bald-pated lying rascall : you must be hooded must you?bald-pated, lying rascal, you must be hooded, must you? MM V.i.349
show your knaues visage with a poxe to you: showShow your knave's visage, with a pox to you. Showknave (n.)

old form: knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
MM V.i.350
visage (n.)
face, countenance
pox (n.)
venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
your sheepe-biting face, and be hang'd an houre: Will'tyour sheep-biting face, and be hanged an hour. Will'tsheep-biting (adj.)

old form: sheepe-biting
thieving, sneaking, shifty
MM V.i.351
not off?not off? MM V.i.352
He pulls off the friar's hood, and discovers the Dukediscover (v.)
reveal, show, make known
MM V.i.353.1
Duk. DUKE 
Thou art the first knaue, that ere mad'st a Duke.Thou art the first knave that e'er mad'st a duke.knave (n.)

old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
MM V.i.353
First Prouost, let me bayle these gentle three:First, provost, let me bail these gentle three – gentle (adj.)
courteous, friendly, kind
MM V.i.354
Sneake not away Sir, for the Fryer, and you, (to Lucio) Sneak not away, sir, for the friar and you MM V.i.355
Must haue a word anon: lay hold on him.Must have a word anon. Lay hold on him.anon (adv.)
soon, shortly, presently
MM V.i.356
This may proue worse then hanging.This may prove worse than hanging. MM V.i.357
Duk. DUKE  
(to Escalus) MM V.i.358
What you haue spoke, I pardon: sit you downe,What you have spoke I pardon. Sit you down. MM V.i.358
We'll borrow place of him; Sir, by your leaue:We'll borrow place of him. (To Angelo) Sir, by your leave. MM V.i.359
Ha'st thou or word, or wit, or impudence,Hast thou or word, or wit, or impudencewit (n.)
intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
MM V.i.360
That yet can doe thee office? If thou ha'stThat yet can do thee office? If thou hast,office (n.)
service, sympathy, kindness
MM V.i.361
Rely vpon it, till my tale be heard,Rely upon it till my tale be heard, MM V.i.362
And hold no longer out.And hold no longer out. MM V.i.363.1
Oh, my dread Lord,O my dread lord,dread (adj.)
revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
MM V.i.363.2
I should be guiltier then my guiltinesse,I should be guiltier than my guiltiness MM V.i.364
To thinke I can be vndiscerneable,To think I can be undiscernible,undiscernible (adj.)

old form: vndiscerneable
indiscernible, undiscoverable
MM V.i.365
When I perceiue your grace, like powre diuine,When I perceive your grace, like power divine, MM V.i.366
Hath look'd vpon my passes. Then good Prince,Hath looked upon my passes. Then, good prince,pass (n.)
[unclear meaning] trespass; course of action; trickery
MM V.i.367
No longer Session hold vpon my shame,No longer session hold upon my shame,session, sessions (n.)
judicial assembly, trial, court
MM V.i.368
But let my Triall, be mine owne Confession:But let my trial be mine own confession. MM V.i.369
Immediate sentence then, and sequent death,Immediate sentence, then, and sequent deathsequent (adj.)
following, ensuing, consequent
MM V.i.370
Is all the grace I beg.Is all the grace I beg. MM V.i.371.1
Duk. DUKE 
Come hither Mariana,Come hither, Mariana. MM V.i.371.2
Say: was't thou ere contracted to this woman?Say, wast thou e'er contracted to this woman? MM V.i.372
I was my Lord.I was, my lord. MM V.i.373
Duk. DUKE 
Goe take her hence, and marry her instantly.Go take her hence, and marry her instantly. MM V.i.374
Doe you the office (Fryer) which consummate,Do you the office, friar, which consummate,office (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
MM V.i.375
consummate (v.)
accomplish, complete, bring to a conclusion
Returne him here againe: goe with him Prouost.Return him here again. Go with him, provost. MM V.i.376
Exit.Exit Angelo, with Mariana, Friar Peter, and Provost MM V.i.376
My Lord, I am more amaz'd at his dishonor,My lord, I am more amazed at his dishonouramaze (v.)

old form: amaz'd
appal, overwhelm, terrify
MM V.i.377
Then at the strangenesse of it.Than at the strangeness of it. MM V.i.378.1
Duk. DUKE 
Come hither Isabell,Come hither, Isabel. MM V.i.378.2
Your Frier is now your Prince: As I was thenYour friar is now your prince. As I was then MM V.i.379
Aduertysing, and holy to your businesse,Advertising and holy to your business,advertising (adj.)

old form: Aduertysing
attending, attentive, mindful
MM V.i.380
(Not changing heart with habit) I am still,Not changing heart with habit, I am stillstill (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
MM V.i.381
habit (n.)
dress, clothing, costume
Atturnied at your seruice.Attorneyed at your service.attorneyed (adj.)

old form: Atturnied
bound, acting as advocate
MM V.i.382.1
Oh giue me pardonO, give me pardon, MM V.i.382.2
That I, your vassaile, haue imploid, and pain'dThat I, your vassal, have employed and pained MM V.i.383
Your vnknowne Soueraigntie.Your unknown sovereignty. MM V.i.384.1
Duk. DUKE 
You are pardon'd Isabell:You are pardoned, Isabel. MM V.i.384.2
And now, deere Maide, be you as free to vs.And now, dear maid, be you as free to (adj.)
liberal, lavish, generous
MM V.i.385
Your Brothers death I know sits at your heart:Your brother's death, I know, sits at your heart, MM V.i.386
And you may maruaile, why I obscur'd my selfe,And you may marvel why I obscured myself, MM V.i.387
Labouring to saue his life: and would not ratherLabouring to save his life, and would not rather MM V.i.388
Make rash remonstrance of my hidden powre,Make rash remonstrance of my hidden powerremonstrance (n.)
revelation, display, manifestation
MM V.i.389
rash (adj.)
sudden, quickly acting, operating immediately
Then let him so be lost: oh most kinde Maid,Than let him so be lost. O most kind maid, MM V.i.390
It was the swift celeritie of his death,It was the swift celerity of his death,celerity (n.)

old form: celeritie
alacrity, rapidity, swiftness
MM V.i.391
Which I did thinke, with slower foot came on,Which I did think with slower foot came on, MM V.i.392
That brain'd my purpose: but peace be with him,That brained my purpose; but peace be with him.purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
MM V.i.393
brain (v.)

old form: brain'd
murder, dash the brains out of
That life is better life past fearing death,That life is better life past fearing death MM V.i.394
Then that which liues to feare: make it your comfort,Than that which lives to fear. Make it your comfort, MM V.i.395
So happy is your Brother.So happy is your brother. MM V.i.396.1
Enter Angelo, Maria, Peter, Prouost.Enter Angelo, Mariana, Friar Peter, Provost MM V.i.396
I doe my Lord.I do, my lord. MM V.i.396.2
Duk. DUKE 
For this new-maried man, approaching here,For this new-married man approaching here, MM V.i.397
Whose salt imagination yet hath wrong'dWhose salt imagination yet hath wrongedsalt (adj.)
lecherous, lascivious, lustful
MM V.i.398
Your well defended honor: you must pardonYour well-defended honour, you must pardon MM V.i.399
For Mariana's sake: But as he adiudg'd your Brother,For Mariana's sake, but as he adjudged your brother,adjudge (v.)

old form: adiudg'd
sentence, condemn
MM I.i.400
Being criminall, in double violationBeing criminal, in double violation MM V.i.401
Of sacred Chastitie, and of promise-breach,Of sacred chastity, and of promise-breach, MM V.i.402
Thereon dependant for your Brothers life,Thereon dependent, for your brother's life, MM V.i.403
The very mercy of the Law cries outThe very mercy of the law cries out MM V.i.404
Most audible, euen from his proper tongue.Most audible, even from his proper tongue,proper (adj.)
very, own
MM V.i.405
An Angelo for Claudio, death for death:‘ An Angelo for Claudio, death for death!’ MM V.i.406
Haste still paies haste, and leasure, answers leasure;Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
MM V.i.407
Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Measure:Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Measure.quit (v.)
avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
MM V.i.408
Then Angelo, thy fault's thus manifested;Then, Angelo, thy faults thus manifested, MM V.i.409
Which though thou would'st deny, denies thee vantage.Which, though thou wouldst deny, denies thee vantage,vantage (n.)
advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
MM V.i.410
We doe condemne thee to the very BlockeWe do condemn thee to the very block MM V.i.411
Where Claudio stoop'd to death, and with like haste.Where Claudio stooped to death, and with like (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
MM V.i.412
Away with him.Away with him. MM V.i.413.1
Oh my most gracious Lord,O, my most gracious lord, MM V.i.413.2
I hope you will not mocke me with a husband?I hope you will not mock me with a husband. MM V.i.414
Duk. DUKE 
It is your husband mock't you with a husband,It is your husband mocked you with a husband. MM V.i.415
Consenting to the safe-guard of your honor,Consenting to the safeguard of your honoursafeguard (n.)

old form: safe-guard
safeguarding, defence, protection
MM V.i.416
I thought your marriage fit: else Imputation,I thought your marriage fit; else imputation, MM V.i.417
For that he knew you, might reproach your life,For that he knew you, might reproach your life MM V.i.418
And choake your good to come: For his Possessions,And choke your good to come. For his possessions, MM V.i.419
Although by confutation they are ours;Although by confiscation they are ours, MM V.i.420
We doe en-state, and widow you with all,We do instate and widow you with all,instate, enstate (v.)

old form: en-state
endow, invest, bestow
MM V.i.421
To buy you a better husband.To buy you a better husband. MM V.i.422.1
Oh my deere Lord,O my dear lord, MM V.i.422.2
I craue no other, nor no better man.I crave no other, nor no better man.crave (v.)

old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
MM V.i.423
Duke. DUKE 
Neuer craue him, we are definitiue.Never crave him. We are definitive.definitive (adj.)

old form: definitiue
decided, final, determined
MM V.i.424
Gentle my Liege.Gentle my liege! – gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
MM V.i.425.1
Duke. DUKE 
You doe but loose your labour.You do but lose your labour. MM V.i.425.2
Away with him to death: Now Sir, to you.Away with him to death. (To Lucio) Now, sir, to you. MM V.i.426
Oh my good Lord, sweet Isabell, take my part,O my good lord! Sweet Isabel, take my part, MM V.i.427
Lend me your knees, and all my life to come,Lend me your knees, and, all my life to come, MM V.i.428
I'll lend you all my life to doe you seruice.I'll lend you all my life to do you service. MM V.i.429
Duke. DUKE 
Against all sence you doe importune her,Against all sense you do importune her.importune (v.)
beg [for], ask persistently [for]
MM V.i.430
sense (n.)

old form: sence
common sense, natural feeling, reasonableness
Should she kneele downe, in mercie of this fact,Should she kneel down in mercy of this fact,fact (n.)
evil deed, wicked act, crime
MM V.i.431
Her Brothers ghost, his paued bed would breake,Her brother's ghost his paved bed would break,paved (adj.)

old form: paued
with a paved base, pebbled
MM V.i.432
And take her hence in horror.And take her hence in horror. MM V.i.433.1
Isabell:Isabel, MM V.i.433.2
Sweet Isabel, doe yet but kneele by me,Sweet Isabel, do yet but kneel by me. MM V.i.434
Hold vp your hands, say nothing: I'll speake all.Hold up your hands, say nothing, I'll speak all. MM V.i.435
They say best men are moulded out of faults,They say best men are moulded out of faults, MM V.i.436
And for the most, become much more the betterAnd, for the most, become much more the better MM V.i.437
For being a little bad: So may my husband.For being a little bad. So may my husband. MM V.i.438
Oh Isabel: will you not lend a knee?O Isabel, will you not lend a knee? MM V.i.439
Duke. DUKE 
He dies for Claudio's death.He dies for Claudio's death. MM V.i.440.1
(kneeling) MM V.i.440
Most bounteous Sir.Most bounteous sir,bounteous (adj.)
open-hearted, full of warm feeling
MM V.i.440.2
Looke if it please you, on this man condemn'd,Look, if it please you, on this man condemned MM V.i.441
As if my Brother liu'd: I partly thinke,As if my brother lived. I partly think MM V.i.442
A due sinceritie gouerned his deedes,A due sincerity governed his deeds, MM V.i.443
Till he did looke on me: Since it is so,Till he did look on me. Since it is so, MM V.i.444
Let him not die: my Brother had but Iustice,Let him not die. My brother had but justice, MM V.i.445
In that he did the thing for which he dide.In that he did the thing for which he died. MM V.i.446
For Angelo,For Angelo, MM V.i.447
his Act did not ore-take his bad intent,His act did not o'ertake his bad intent,intent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
MM V.i.448
And must be buried but as an intentAnd must be buried but as an intent MM V.i.449
That perish'd by the way: thoughts are no subiectsThat perished by the way. Thoughts are no subjects,subject (n.)

old form: subiects
[unclear meaning] entity with a real-world existence
MM V.i.450
Intents, but meerely thoughts.Intents but merely thoughts.merely (adv.)

old form: meerely
completely, totally, entirely
MM V.i.451.1
merely (adv.)
only, nothing more than
intent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
Meerely my Lord.Merely, my lord. MM V.i.451.2
Duk. DUKE 
Your suite's vnprofitable: stand vp I say:Your suit's unprofitable. Stand up, I say.suit (n.)

old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
MM V.i.452
I haue bethought me of another fault.I have bethought me of another fault.fault (n.)
sin, offence, crime
MM V.i.453
bethink (v.), past form bethought
remember, recollect
Prouost, how came it Claudio was beheadedProvost, how came it Claudio was beheaded MM V.i.454
At an vnusuall howre?At an unusual hour? MM V.i.455.1
It was commanded so.It was commanded so. MM V.i.455.2
Duke. DUKE 
Had you a speciall warrant for the deed?Had you a special warrant for the deed? MM V.i.456
No my good Lord: it was by priuate message.No, my good lord, it was by private message. MM V.i.457
Duk. DUKE 
For which I doe discharge you of your office,For which I do discharge you of your office;office (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
MM V.i.458
Giue vp your keyes.Give up your keys. MM V.i.459.1
Pardon me, noble Lord,Pardon me, noble lord, MM V.i.459.2
I thought it was a fault, but knew it not,I thought it was a fault, but knew it not,fault (n.)
mistake, error, blunder
MM V.i.460
Yet did repent me after more aduice,Yet did repent me after more advice,advice (n.)

old form: aduice
consideration, reflection, deliberation
MM V.i.461
For testimony whereof, one in the prisonFor testimony whereof, one in the prison MM V.i.462
That should by priuate order else haue dide,That should by private order else have died MM V.i.463
I haue reseru'd aliue.I have reserved alive. MM V.i.464.1
Duk. DUKE 
What's he?What's he? MM V.i.464.2
His name is Barnardine.His name is Barnardine. MM V.i.464.3
Duke. DUKE 
I would thou hadst done so by Claudio:I would thou hadst done so by Claudio. MM V.i.465
Goe fetch him hither, let me looke vpon him.Go, fetch him hither. Let me look upon him. MM V.i.466
Exit Provost MM V.i.466
I am sorry, one so learned, and so wiseI am sorry one so learned and so wise MM V.i.467
As you, Lord Angelo, haue stil appear'd,As you, Lord Angelo, have still appeared,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
MM V.i.468
Should slip so grosselie, both in the heat of bloudShould slip so grossly, both in the heat of bloodslip (v.)
err, sin, transgress
MM V.i.469
grossly (adv.)

old form: grosselie
stupidly, senselessly, foolishly
blood (n.)

old form: bloud
passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
And lacke of temper'd iudgement afterward.And lack of tempered judgement afterward.tempered (adj.)

old form: temper'd
temperate, controlled, brought to the right quality
MM V.i.470
afterward (adv.)
I am sorrie, that such sorrow I procure,I am sorry that such sorrow I procure, MM V.i.471
And so deepe sticks it in my penitent heart,And so deep sticks it in my penitent heart MM V.i.472
That I craue death more willingly then mercy,That I crave death more willingly than mercy.crave (v.)

old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
MM V.i.473
'Tis my deseruing, and I doe entreat it.'Tis my deserving, and I do entreat it.deserving (n.)

old form: deseruing
reward, recompense, desert
MM V.i.474
Enter Barnardine and Prouost, Claudio, Enter Barnardine and Provost, Claudio blindfold, MM V.i.475.1
Iulietta.Juliet MM V.i.475.2
Duke. DUKE 
Which is that Barnardine?Which is that Barnardine? MM V.i.475.1
This my Lord.This, my lord. MM V.i.475.2
Duke. DUKE 
There was a Friar told me of this man.There was a friar told me of this man. MM V.i.476
Sirha, thou art said to haue a stubborne souleSirrah, thou art said to have a stubborn soul,stubborn (adj.)

old form: stubborne
resistant, hostile, antagonistic
MM V.i.477
That apprehends no further then this world,That apprehends no further than this world, MM V.i.478
And squar'st thy life according: Thou'rt condemn'd,And squar'st thy life according. Thou'rt condemned,square (v.)

old form: squar'st
regulate, direct, adapt
MM V.i.479
according (adv.)
But for those earthly faults, I quit them all,But, for those earthly faults, I quit them all,quit (v.)
remit, release from
MM V.i.480
And pray thee take this mercie to prouideAnd pray thee take this mercy to provide MM V.i.481
For better times to come: Frier aduise him,For better times to come. Friar, advise him: MM V.i.482
I leaue him to your hand. What muffeld fellow's that?I leave him to your hand. What muffled fellow's that?muffled (adj.)

old form: muffeld
blindfolded, covered up
MM V.i.483
This is another prisoner that I sau'd,This is another prisoner that I saved, MM V.i.484
Who should haue di'd when Claudio lost his head,Who should have died when Claudio lost his head, MM V.i.485
As like almost to Claudio, as himselfe.As like almost to Claudio as himself. MM V.i.486
He unmuffles Claudio MM V.i.487
Duke. DUKE  
(to Isabella) MM V.i.487
If he be like your brother, for his sakeIf he be like your brother, for his sake MM V.i.487
Is he pardon'd, and for your louelie sakeIs he pardoned, and, for your lovely sake, MM V.i.488
Giue me your hand, and say you will be mine,Give me your hand and say you will be mine. MM V.i.489
He is my brother too: But fitter time for that:He is my brother too. But fitter time for that. MM V.i.490
By this Lord Angelo perceiues he's safe,By this Lord Angelo perceives he's safe; MM V.i.491
Methinkes I see a quickning in his eye:Methinks I see a quickening in his eye.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Methinkes
it seems / seemed to me
MM V.i.492
quickening (n.)

old form: quickning
fresh animation, reviving, return of life
Well Angelo, your euill quits you well.Well, Angelo, your evil quits you well.quit (v.)
pay back, repay, reward
MM V.i.493
Looke that you loue your wife: her worth, worth yoursLook that you love your wife, her worth worth yours. MM V.i.494
I finde an apt remission in my selfe:I find an apt remission in myself,remission (n.)
power to pardon, inclination to forgive
MM V.i.495
apt (adj.)
fit, ready, prepared
And yet heere's one in place I cannot pardon,And yet here's one in place I cannot, in
present, attending, at hand
MM V.i.496
You sirha, that knew me for a foole, a Coward,(To Lucio) You, sirrah, that knew me for a fool, a coward,sirrah (n.)
sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
MM V.i.497
One all of Luxurie, an asse, a mad man:One all of luxury, an ass, a madman,luxury (n.)

old form: Luxurie
lust, lechery, lasciviousness
MM V.i.498
Wherein haue I so deseru'd of youWherein have I so deserved of you, MM V.i.499
That you extoll me thus?That you extol me thus? MM V.i.500
'Faith my Lord, I spoke it but according to the'Faith, my lord. I spoke it but according to the MM V.i.501
trick: if you will hang me for it you may: but I hadtrick. If you will hang me for it, you may. But I hadtrick (n.)
practice, custom, current fashion
MM V.i.502
rather it would please you, I might be whipt.rather it would please you I might be whipped. MM V.i.503
Duke. DUKE 
Whipt first, sir, and hang'd after.Whipped first, sir, and hanged after. MM V.i.504
Proclaime it Prouost round about the Citie,Proclaim it, provost, round about the city, MM V.i.505
If any woman wrong'd by this lewd fellowIs any woman wronged by this lewd fellow –  MM V.i.506
(As I haue heard him sweare himselfe there's oneAs I have heard him swear himself there's one MM V.i.507
whom he begot with childe) let her appeare,Whom he begot with child – let her appear, MM V.i.508
And he shall marry her: the nuptiall finish'd,And he shall marry her. The nuptial finished, MM V.i.509
Let him be whipt and hang'd.Let him be whipped and hanged. MM V.i.510
I beseech your Highnesse doe not marry me toI beseech your highness, do not marry me to a MM V.i.511
a Whore: your Highnesse said euen now I made you awhore. Your highness said even now, I made you a MM V.i.512
Duke, good my Lord do not recompence me, in makingduke. Good my lord, do not recompense me in making MM V.i.513
me a a cuckold.cuckold (n.)
[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
MM V.i.514
Duke. DUKE 
Vpon mine honor thou shalt marrie her.Upon mine honour, thou shalt marry her. MM V.i.515
Thy slanders I forgiue, and therewithallThy slanders I forgive, and therewithal MM V.i.516
Remit thy other forfeits: take him to prison,Remit thy other forfeits. Take him to prison, MM V.i.517
And see our pleasure herein executed.And see our pleasure herein executed. MM V.i.518
Marrying a punke my Lord, is pressing to death,Marrying a punk, my lord, is pressing to death,punk (n.)

old form: punke
harlot, strumpet, whore
MM V.i.519
Whipping and hanging.whipping, and hanging. MM V.i.520
Duke. DUKE 
Slandering a Prince deserues it.Slandering a prince deserves it. MM V.i.521
Exeunt Officers with Lucio MM V.i.521
She Claudio that you wrong'd, looke you restore.She, Claudio, that you wronged, look you restore. MM V.i.522
Ioy to you Mariana, loue her Angelo:Joy to you, Mariana. Love her, Angelo. MM V.i.523
I haue confes'd her, and I know her vertue.I have confessed her and I know her virtue. MM V.i.524
Thanks good friend, Escalus, for thy much goodnesse,Thanks, good friend Escalus, for thy much goodness. MM V.i.525
There's more behinde that is more gratulate.There's more behind that is more gratulate.gratulate (adj.)
gratifying, pleasing, to be rejoiced at
MM V.i.526
behind (adv.)

old form: behinde
still to come, to follow
Thanks Prouost for thy care, and secrecie,Thanks, provost, for thy care and secrecy. MM V.i.527
We shall imploy thee in a worthier place.We shall employ thee in a worthier (n.)
position, post, office, rank
MM V.i.528
Forgiue him Angelo, that brought you homeForgive him, Angelo, that brought you home MM V.i.529
The head of Ragozine for Claudio's,The head of Ragozine for Claudio's. MM V.i.530
Th' offence pardons it selfe. Deere Isabell,Th' offence pardons itself. Dear Isabel, MM V.i.531
I haue a motion much imports your good,I have a motion much imports your good,motion (n.)
proposal, proposition, suggestion, offer
MM V.i.532
Whereto if you'll a willing eare incline;Whereto if you'll a willing ear incline, MM V.i.533
What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.What's mine is yours and what is yours is mine. MM V.i.534
So bring vs to our Pallace, where wee'll showSo, bring us to our palace, where we'll show MM V.i.535
What's yet behinde, that meete you all should know.What's yet behind, that's meet you all should (adj.)

old form: meete
fit, suitable, right, proper
MM V.i.536
behind (adv.)

old form: behinde
still to come, to follow
Exeunt MM V.i.536
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