Love's Labour's Lost
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Enter Broggart and Boy. Song.Enter Armado and Mote LLL III.i.1
Bra. ARMADO 
Warble childe, make passionate my sense ofWarble, child: make passionate my sense of LLL III.i.1
hearing. hearing. LLL III.i.2
Boy. MOTE  
Concolinel.MOTE (singing) Concolinel. LLL III.i.3
Brag. ARMADO 
Sweete Ayer, go tendernesse of yeares: take this Key,Sweet air! Go, tenderness of years, take this key, LLL III.i.4
giue enlargement to the swaine, bring him festinatlygive enlargement to the swain, bring him festinatelyenlargement (n.)release, liberation, freeingLLL III.i.5
swain (n.)
old form: swaine
[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
festinately (adv.)
old form: festinatly
quickly, speedily, in a hurry
hither: I must imploy him in a letter to my Loue.hither. I must employ him in a letter to my love. LLL III.i.6
Boy. MOTE 
Will you win your loue with a FrenchMaster, will you win your love with a French LLL III.i.7
braule?brawl?brawl (n.)
old form: brauling
type of French dance
LLL III.i.8
Bra. ARMADO 
How meanest thou, brauling in French?How meanest thou? Brawling in French? LLL III.i.9
Boy. MOTE 
No my compleat master, but to Iigge off a tune atNo, my complete master; but to jig off a tune atjig off (v.)
old form: Iigge
sing in the style of a jig
LLL III.i.10
the tongues end, canarie to it with the feete, humour itthe tongue's end, canary to it with your feet, humour itcanary (v.)
old form: canarie
dance in the style of the canary
LLL III.i.11
humour (v.)like the mood of, find enjoyable, indulge
with turning vp your eie: sigh a note and sing awith turning up your eyelids, sigh a note and sing a LLL III.i.12
note, sometime through the throate: if you swallowednote, sometime through the throat as if you swallowed LLL III.i.13
loue with singing, loue sometime through: nose as iflove with singing love, sometime through the nose as if LLL III.i.14
you snuft vp loue by smelling loue with your hatyou snuffed up love by smelling love, with your hat LLL III.i.15
penthouse- like ore the shop of your eies, with yourpenthouse-like o'er the shop of your eyes, with yourpenthouse-like (adj.)like a projecting roofLLL III.i.16
armes crost on your thinbellie doublet, like a Rabbetarms crossed on your thin-belly doublet like a rabbitdoubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirtLLL III.i.17
thin-belly (adj.)
old form: thinbellie
with lower part unpadded
on a spit, or your hands in your pocket, like a man afteron a spit, or your hands in your pocket like a man after LLL III.i.18
the old painting, and keepe not too long in one tune, but a the old painting; and keep not too long in one tune, but a LLL III.i.19
snip and away: these are complements, these are humours,snip and away. These are compliments, these are humours,compliment, complement (n.)
old form: complements
example of good manners, instance of proper behaviour
LLL III.i.20
snip (n.)snatch, scrap, shred
these betraie nice wenches that would be betraiedthese betray nice wenches, that would be betrayednice (adj.)lustful, lecherous, lascivious, wantonLLL III.i.21
without these, and make them men of note: do youwithout these; and make them men of note – do younote (n.)reputation, distinction, standingLLL III.i.22
note men that most are affected to these?note me? – that most are affected to these.affected (adj.)disposed, inclined, mindedLLL III.i.23
Brag. ARMADO 
How hast thou purchased this experience?How hast thou purchased this experience? LLL III.i.24
Boy. MOTE 
By my penne of obseruation.By my penny of observation. LLL III.i.25
Brag. ARMADO 
But O, but O.But O – but O – LLL III.i.26
Boy. MOTE 
The Hobbie-horse is forgot.‘ The hobby-horse is forgot.’ LLL III.i.27
Bra. ARMADO 
Cal'st thou my loue Hobbi-horse.Callest thou my love ‘ hobby-horse ’?hobby-horse (n.)
old form: Hobbie-horse
harlot, whore, prostitute
LLL III.i.28
Boy. MOTE 
(aside)colt (n.)whore, wanton, lascivious thingLLL III.i.29
No Master, the Hobbie-horse is but a Colt,No, master. The hobby-horse is but a colt, (aside)  LLL III.i.29
(To him)hackney (n.)
old form: Hacknie
prostitute, harlot, whore
LLL III.i.30
and your Loue perhaps, a Hacknie: But haueand your love perhaps a hackney. (To him) But have LLL III.i.30
you forgot your Loue?you forgot your love? LLL III.i.31
Brag. ARMADO 
Almost I had.Almost I had. LLL III.i.32
Boy. MOTE 
Negligent student, learne her by heart.Negligent student! Learn her by heart. LLL III.i.33
Brag. ARMADO 
By heart, and in heart Boy.By heart and in heart, boy. LLL III.i.34
Boy. MOTE 
And out of heart Master: all those three I willAnd out of heart, master. All those three I will LLL III.i.35
proue.prove. LLL III.i.36
Brag. ARMADO 
What wilt thou proue?What wilt thou prove? LLL III.i.37
Boy. MOTE 
A man, if I liue (and this) by, in, and without,A man, if I live; and this ‘ by,’ ‘ in,’ and ‘ without,’ LLL III.i.38
vpon the instant: by heart you loue her, because yourupon the instant. ‘ By ’ heart you love her, because your LLL III.i.39
heart cannot come by her: in heart you loue her,heart cannot come by her; ‘ in ’ heart you love her, LLL III.i.40
because your heart is in loue with her: and out ofbecause your heart is in love with her; and ‘ out ’ of LLL III.i.41
heart you loue her, being out of heart that you cannotheart you love her, being out of heart that you cannot LLL III.i.42
enioy her.enjoy her. LLL III.i.43
Brag. ARMADO 
I am all these three.I am all these three. LLL III.i.44
Boy. MOTE 
And three times as much more, and yet nothing atAnd three times as much more, and yet nothing at LLL III.i.45
all.all. LLL III.i.46
Brag. ARMADO 
Fetch hither the Swaine, he must carrie mee aFetch hither the swain. He must carry me aswain (n.)
old form: Swaine
[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
LLL III.i.47
letter.letter. LLL III.i.48
Boy. MOTE 
A message well simpathis'd, a Horse to be embassadourA message well sympathized – a horse to be ambassadorsympathized (adj.)
old form: simpathis'd
matched, paired, partnered
LLL III.i.49
for an Asse.for an ass. LLL III.i.50
Brag. ARMADO 
Ha, ha, What saiest thou?Ha, ha, what sayest thou? LLL III.i.51
Boy. MOTE 
Marrie sir, you must send the Asse vpon the HorseMarry, sir, you must send the ass upon the horse,marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryLLL III.i.52
for he is verie slow gated: but I goe.for he is very slow-gaited. But I go.slow-gaited (adj.)
old form: slow gated
slow-moving, sluggish
LLL III.i.53
Brag. ARMADO 
The way is but short, away.The way is but short. Away! LLL III.i.54
Boy. MOTE 
As swift as Lead sir.As swift as lead, sir. LLL III.i.55
Brag. ARMADO 
Thy meaning prettie ingenious, is not Lead aThe meaning, pretty ingenious? Is not lead a LLL III.i.56
mettall heauie, dull, and slow?metal heavy, dull, and slow? LLL III.i.57
Boy. MOTE 
Minnime honest Master, or rather Master no.Minime, honest master; or rather, master, no. LLL III.i.58
Brad. ARMADO 
I say Lead is slow.I say lead is slow. LLL III.i.59.1
Boy. MOTE 
You are too swift sir to say so.You are too swift, sir, to say so. LLL III.i.59.2
Is that Lead slow which is fir'd from a Gunne?Is that lead slow which is fired from a gun? LLL III.i.60
Brag. ARMADO 
Sweete smoke of Rhetorike,Sweet smoke of rhetoric! LLL III.i.61
He reputes me a Cannon, and the Bullet that's he:He reputes me a cannon; and the bullet, that's he. LLL III.i.62
I shoote thee at the Swaine.I shoot thee at the swain. LLL III.i.63.1
Boy. MOTE 
Thump then, and I flee.Thump then, and I flee. LLL III.i.63.2
Exitthump (v.)make a bang [as of a cannon]LLL III.i.63
Bra. ARMADO 
A most acute Iuuenall, voluble and free of grace,A most acute juvenal, voluble and free of grace!juvenal (n.)
old form: Iuuenall
youth, young man
LLL III.i.64
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
free (adj.)liberal, lavish, generous
voluble (adj.)fluent, eloquent, articulate
By thy fauour sweet Welkin, I must sigh in thy face.By thy favour, sweet welkin, I must sigh in thy face.welkin (n.)sky, firmament, heavensLLL III.i.65
Most rude melancholie, Valour giues thee place.Most rude melancholy, valour gives thee place.place (n.)precedence, proper placeLLL III.i.66
rude (adj.)violent, harsh, unkind
My Herald is return'd.My herald is returned. LLL III.i.67
Enter Page and Clowne.Enter Mote with Costardcostard (n.)[jocular: large kind of apple] headLLL III.i.68
Pag.MOTE 
A wonder Master, here's a Costard broken in a shin.A wonder, master! Here's a Costard broken in a shin. LLL III.i.68
Ar. ARMADO 
Some enigma, some riddle, come, thy Lenuoy begin.Some enigma, some riddle. Come, thy l'envoy – begin.l'envoy (n.)
old form: Lenuoy
explanation, exposition, address
LLL III.i.69
Clo. COSTARD 
No egma, no riddle, no lenuoy, no salue, in theeNo egma, no riddle, no l'envoy, no salve in theegma (n.)malapropism for ‘enigma’LLL III.i.70
salve (n.)
old form: salue
healing ointment
male sir. Or sir, Plantan, a plaine Plantan: no lenuoy,mail, sir! O, sir, plantain, a plain plantain! No l'envoy,mail (n.)
old form: male
wallet, pouch, travel bag
LLL III.i.71
plantain (n.)
old form: Plantan
variety of medicinal herb
no lenuoy, no Salue sir, but a Plantan.no l'envoy, no salve, sir, but a plantain! LLL III.i.72
Ar. ARMADO 
By vertue thou inforcest laughter, thy sillieBy virtue, thou enforcest laughter; thy sillyenforce (v.)
old form: inforcest
gain by force, exact
LLL III.i.73
silly (adj.)
old form: sillie
foolish, stupid, ludicrous
thought, my spleene, the heauing of my lunges prouokesthought, my spleen; the heaving of my lungs provokesspleen (n.)
old form: spleene
amusement, delight, merriment
LLL III.i.74
me to rediculous smyling: O pardon me my stars,me to ridiculous smiling! O, pardon me, my stars!ridiculous (adj.)
old form: rediculous
in ridicule, derisive
LLL III.i.75
doth the inconsiderate take salue for lenuoy, and theDoth the inconsiderate take salve for l'envoy and theinconsiderate (n.)unthinking person, ignorant beingLLL III.i.76
word lenuoy for a salue?word ‘ l'envoy ’ for a salve? LLL III.i.77
Pag. MOTE 
Doe the wise thinke them other, is not lenuoy aDo the wise think them other? Is not l'envoy a LLL III.i.78
salue?salve? LLL III.i.79
Ar. ARMADO 
No Page, it is an epilogue or discourse to make plaine,No, page; it is an epilogue or discourse to make plain LLL III.i.80
Some obscure precedence that hath tofore bin faine.Some obscure precedence that hath tofore been sain.precedence (n.)previous utterance, prior speechLLL III.i.81
sain (v.)[archaism] said
tofore (adv.)[archaism] earlier, beforehand
I will example it:example (v.)exemplify, illustrateLLL III.i.82
The Foxe, the Ape, and the Humble-Bee,The fox, the ape, and the humble-beehumble-bee (n.)bumble-beeLLL III.i.83
Were still at oddes, being but three.Were still at odds, being but three.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyLLL III.i.84
There's the moral. Now the l'envoy – LLL III.i.85
MOTE 
I will add the l'envoy. Say the moral again. LLL III.i.86
ARMADO 
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee LLL III.i.87
Were still at odds, being but three. LLL III.i.88
MOTE 
Until the goose came out of door, LLL III.i.89
And stayed the odds by adding four.stay (v.)stop, prevent, endLLL III.i.90
Now will I begin your moral, and do you follow with LLL III.i.91
my l'envoy. LLL III.i.92
The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee LLL III.i.93
Were still at odds, being but three. LLL III.i.94
Arm. ARMADO 
Vntill the Goose came out of doore,Until the goose came out of door, LLL III.i.95
Staying the oddes by adding foure.Staying the odds by adding four. LLL III.i.96
Pag. MOTE 
A good Lenuoy, ending in the Goose: would youA good l'envoy, ending in the goose. Would you LLL III.i.97
desire more?desire more? LLL III.i.98
Clo. COSTARD 
The Boy hath sold him a bargaine, a Goose, that's flatThe boy hath sold him a bargain, a goose, that's flat. LLL III.i.99
Sir, your penny-worth is good, and your Goose be fat.Sir, your pennyworth is good, an your goose be fat.and, an (conj.)if, even ifLLL III.i.100
To sell a bargaine well is as cunning as fast and loose:To sell a bargain well is as cunning as fast and loose.fast and loosetype of cheating game [in which people bet on whether the end of a coiled rope is fastened or not]; not playing fairlyLLL III.i.101
Let me see a fat Lenuoy, I that's a fat Goose.Let me see: a fat l'envoy – ay, that's a fat goose. LLL III.i.102
Ar. ARMADO 
Come hither, come hither: / How did this argument begin?Come hither, come hither. How did this argument begin?argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topicLLL III.i.103
Boy. MOTE 
By saying that a Costard was broken in a shin.By saying that a costard was broken in a shin. LLL III.i.104
Then cal'd you for the Lenuoy.Then called you for the l'envoy. LLL III.i.105
Clow. COSTARD 
True, and I for a Plantan: / Thus came yourTrue, and I for a plantain – thus came your LLL III.i.106
argument in: / Then the Boyes fat Lenuoy, the Goose thatargument in; then the boy's fat l'envoy, the goose that LLL III.i.107
you bought, / And he ended the market.you bought – and he ended the market. LLL III.i.108
Ar. ARMADO 
But tell me: How was there a Costard broken in a But tell me, how was there a costard broken in a LLL III.i.109
shin?shin? LLL III.i.110
Pag. MOTE 
I will tell you sencibly.I will tell you sensibly.sensibly (adv.)with common sense, intelligentlyLLL III.i.111
Clow. COSTARD 
Thou hast no feeling of it Moth, / I will speakeThou hast no feeling of it, Mote. I will speak LLL III.i.112
that Lenuoy.that l'envoy. LLL III.i.113
I Costard running out, that was safely within,I, Costard, running out, that was safely within, LLL III.i.114
Fell ouer the threshold, and broke my shin.Fell over the threshold and broke my shin. LLL III.i.115
Arm. ARMADO 
We will talke no more of this matter.We will talk no more of this matter. LLL III.i.116
Clow. COSTARD 
Till there be more matter in the shin.Till there be more matter in the shin.matter (n.)pus, discharge, fluid [from a wound]LLL III.i.117
Arm. ARMADO 
Sirra Costard, I will infranchise thee.Sirrah Costard, I will enfranchise thee.enfranchise (v.)
old form: infranchise
set free, liberate
LLL III.i.118
Clow. COSTARD 
O, marrie me to one Francis, I smell some O, marry me to one Frances! I smell some LLL III.i.119
Lenuoy, some Goose in this.l'envoy, some goose, in this.goose (n.)prostitute, whoreLLL III.i.120
Arm. ARMADO 
By my sweete soule, I meane, setting thee at libertie.By my sweet soul, I mean setting thee at liberty, LLL III.i.121
Enfreedoming thy person: thou wert emured,enfreedoming thy person. Thou wert immured,immured (adj.)
old form: emured
walled up, enclosed, confined
LLL III.i.122
enfreedom (v.)make free, liberate
restrained, captiuated, bound.restrained, captivated, bound.captivate (v.)
old form: captiuated
make captive, capture, imprison
LLL III.i.123
Clow. COSTARD 
True, true, and now you will be my purgation,True, true, and now you will be my purgationpurgation (n.)purging, cleansing, clearing awayLLL III.i.124
and let me loose.and let me loose. LLL III.i.125
Arm. ARMADO 
I giue thee thy libertie, set thee from durance,I give thee thy liberty, set thee from durance,durance (n.)confinement, imprisonment, incarcerationLLL III.i.126
and in lieu thereof, impose on thee nothing but this:and, in lieu thereof impose on thee nothing but this: LLL III.i.127
Beare this significant to the(giving Costard a letter) bear this significant to thesignificant (n.)sign, signal, indicationLLL III.i.128
countrey Maide Iaquenetta: there is remuneration,country maid Jaquenetta. There is remuneration (giving LLL III.i.129
for the best ward of mine honours is rewardinghim a coin), for the best ward of mine honour isward (n.)guard, protection, defenceLLL III.i.130
my dependants. Moth, follow.rewarding my dependents. Mote, follow. LLL III.i.131
Pag. MOTE 
Like the sequell I. / Signeur Costard adew. Like the sequel, I. Signor Costard, adieu. LLL III.i.132
Exit.Exeunt Armado and Mote LLL III.i.132
Clow. COSTARD 
My sweete ounce of mans flesh, my in-conie Iew:My sweet ounce of man's flesh! my incony Jew! – Nowincony (adj.)
old form: in-conie
fine, darling, rare
LLL III.i.133
jew (n.)
old form: Iew
[unclear meaning] jewel; juvenal; Jew
Now will I looke to his remuneration. Remuneration, O,will I look to his remuneration. ‘ Remuneration ’! O, LLL III.i.134
that's the Latine word for three-farthings: Three-that's the Latin word for three farthings. Three LLL III.i.135
farthings remuneration, What's the price of this yncle?farthings – remuneration. ‘ What's the price of this inkle?’inkle (n.)
old form: yncle
kind of linen tape, yarn
LLL III.i.136
i.d. no, Ile giue you a remuneration: Why?‘ One penny.’ ‘ No, I'll give you a remuneration.’ Why, LLL III.i.137
It carries it remuneration: Why? It is a fairer nameit carries it! ‘ Remuneration ’! Why, it is fairer namecarry it (away)[from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeedLLL III.i.138
then a French-Crowne. I will neuer buy and sell out ofthan French crown. I will never buy and sell out ofcrown (n.)
old form: Crowne
coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllings
LLL III.i.139
out of (prep.)outside of
this word.this word. LLL III.i.140
Enter Berowne.Enter Berowneknave (n.)
old form: knaue
boy, lad, fellow
LLL III.i.141
Ber. BEROWNE 
O my good knaue Costard, exceedingly well met.My good knave Costard, exceedingly well met. LLL III.i.141
Clow. COSTARD 
Pray you sir, How much Carnation Ribbon mayPray you, sir, how much carnation ribbon maycarnation (adj.)flesh-coloured, pink [as of carnations]LLL III.i.142
a man buy for a remuneration?a man buy for a remuneration? LLL III.i.143
Ber. BEROWNE 
What is a remuneration?What is a remuneration? LLL III.i.144
Cost. COSTARD 
Marrie sir, halfe pennie farthing.Marry, sir, halfpenny farthing.marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryLLL III.i.145
Ber. BEROWNE 
O, Why then three farthings worth of Silke.Why then, three-farthing worth of silk. LLL III.i.146
Cost. COSTARD 
I thanke your worship, God be wy you.I thank your worship. God be wi' you. LLL III.i.147
Ber. BEROWNE 
O stay slaue, I must employ thee:Stay, slave. I must employ thee. LLL III.i.148
As thou wilt win my fauour, good my knaue,As thou wilt win my favour, good my knave, LLL III.i.149
Doe one thing for me that I shall intreate.Do one thing for me that I shall entreat. LLL III.i.150
Clow. COSTARD 
When would you haue it done sir?When would you have it done, sir? LLL III.i.151
Ber. BEROWNE 
O this after-noone.This afternoon. LLL III.i.152
Clo. COSTARD 
Well, I will doe it sir: Fare you well.Well, I will do it, sir. Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]LLL III.i.153
Ber. BEROWNE 
O thou knowest not what it is.Thou knowest not what it is. LLL III.i.154
Clo. COSTARD 
I shall know sir, when I haue done it.I shall know, sir, when I have done it. LLL III.i.155
Ber. BEROWNE 
Why villaine thou must know first.Why, villain, thou must know first. LLL III.i.156
Clo. COSTARD 
I wil come to your worship to morrow morning.I will come to your worship tomorrow morning. LLL III.i.157
Ber. BEROWNE 
It must be done this after-noone,It must be done this afternoon. LLL III.i.158
Harke slaue, it is but this:Hark, slave, it is but this: LLL III.i.159
The Princesse comes to hunt here in the Parke,The Princess comes to hunt here in the park, LLL III.i.160
And in her traine there is a gentle Ladie:And in her train there is a gentle lady;gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleLLL III.i.161
When tongues speak sweetly, then they name her name,When tongues speak sweetly, then they name her name, LLL III.i.162
And Rosaline they call her, aske for her:And Rosaline they call her. Ask for her, LLL III.i.163
And to her white hand see thou do commendAnd to her white hand see thou do commendcommend (v.)commit, entrust, hand overLLL III.i.164
This seal'd-vp counsaile.This sealed-up counsel. LLL III.i.165.1
He gives Costard a lettercounsel (n.)
old form: counsaile
confidential matter, private communication
LLL III.i.165
guerdon (n.)[pron: 'gerdn] reward, recompense
Ther's thy guerdon: goe.There's thy guerdon – go. LLL III.i.165.2
He gives him moneygardon (n.)error for ‘guerdon’ [= reward]LLL III.i.166
Clo. COSTARD 
Gardon, O sweete gardon, better thenGuerdon, O sweet guerdon! Better than LLL III.i.166
remuneration, a leuenpence-farthing better: most sweeteremuneration – elevenpence farthing better. Most sweet LLL III.i.167
gardon. I will doe it sir in print: gardon,guerdon! I will do it, sir, in print. Guerdon!print, inin a precise way, by the letter, very carefullyLLL III.i.168
remuneration.Remuneration! LLL III.i.169
Exit.Exit LLL III.i.169
Ber. BEROWNE 
O, and I forsooth in loue,And I, forsooth, in love!forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeedLLL III.i.170
I that haue beene loues whip?I, that have been love's whip, LLL III.i.171
A verie Beadle to a humerous sigh: A Criticke,A very beadle to a humorous sigh,beadle (n.)punisher, chastiser, castigatorLLL III.i.172
humorous (adj.)
old form: humerous
capricious, moody, temperamental
Nay, a night-watch Constable.A critic, nay, a night-watch constable, LLL III.i.173
A domineering pedant ore the Boy,A domineering pedant o'er the boy,pedant (n.)schoolmaster, teacherLLL III.i.174
Then whom no mortall so magnificent,Than whom no mortal so magnificent! LLL III.i.175
This wimpled, whyning, purblinde waiward Boy,This wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy,wimpled (adj.)blindfoldedLLL III.i.176
purblind (adj.)
old form: purblinde
blind
This signior Iunios gyant drawfe, don Cupid,This Signor-Junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid,Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrowsLLL III.i.177
Dan, Don (n.)[don, short form of Latin ‘dominus’] master, sir
Regent of Loue-rimes, Lord of folded armes,Regent of love-rhymes, lord of folded arms,regent (n.)ruler, governor, sovereignLLL III.i.178
Th'annointed soueraigne of sighes and groanes:Th' anointed sovereign of sighs and groans, LLL III.i.179
Liedge of all loyterers and malecontents:Liege of all loiterers and malcontents,liege (n.)lord, sovereignLLL III.i.180
Dread Prince of Placcats, King of Codpeeces.Dread prince of plackets, king of codpieces,dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in aweLLL III.i.181
codpiece, cod-piece (n.)
old form: Codpeeces
cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
placket (n.)
old form: Placcats
opening in the front of a skirt or petticoat
Sole Emperator and great generallSole imperator and great generalimperator (n.)
old form: Emperator
emperor, absolute ruler, sovereign
LLL III.i.182
Of trotting Parrators (O my little heart.)Of trotting paritors – O my little heart!paritor (n.)
old form: Parrators
summoning officer for an ecclesiastical court
LLL III.i.183
And I to be a Corporall of his field,And I to be a corporal of his field,field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatLLL III.i.184
field (n.)field officer, general
And weare his colours like a Tumblers hoope.And wear his colours like a tumbler's hoop!colours (n.)battle-flags, ensigns, standards, bannersLLL III.i.185
tumbler (n.)acrobat
What? I loue, I sue, I seeke a wife,What? I love? I sue? I seek a wife?sue (v.)pay court, act as a suitorLLL III.i.186
A woman that is like a Germane Cloake,A woman, that is like a German clock, LLL III.i.187
Still a repairing: euer out of frame,Still a-repairing, ever out of frame,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyLLL III.i.188
frame (n.)order, definite form, regular shape
And neuer going a right, being a Watch:And never going aright, being a watch, LLL III.i.189
But being watcht, that it may still goe right.But being watched that it may still go right! LLL III.i.190
Nay, to be periurde, which is worst of all:Nay, to be perjured, which is worst of all; LLL III.i.191
And among three, to loue the worst of all,And among three to love the worst of all – LLL III.i.192
A whitly wanton, with a veluet brow.A whitely wanton with a velvet brow,whitely (adj.)
old form: whitly
pale-complexioned, light-skinned
LLL III.i.193
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
wanton (n.)wilful creature, obstinate individual
With two pitch bals stucke in her face for eyes.With two pitch-balls stuck in her face for eyes;pitch-ball (n.)
old form: pitch bals
ball black as pitch
LLL III.i.194
I, and by heauen, one that will doe the deede,Ay, and, by heaven, one that will do the deed LLL III.i.195
Though Argus were her Eunuch and her garde.Though Argus were her eunuch and her guard!Argus (n.)hundred-eyed guard of Io, a heifer; Hermes killed him to rescue Io, and Hera then transferred his many eyes to the peacock’s tailLLL III.i.196
And I to sigh for her, to watch for her,And I to sigh for her, to watch for her,watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigilLLL III.i.197
To pray for her, go to: it is a plagueTo pray for her! Go to, it is a plague LLL III.i.198
That Cupid will impose for my neglect,That Cupid will impose for my neglect LLL III.i.199
Of his almighty dreadfull little might.Of his almighty dreadful little might. LLL III.i.200
Well, I will loue, write, sigh, pray, shue, grone,Well, I will love, write, sigh, pray, sue, and groan; LLL III.i.201
Some men must loue my Lady, and some Ione.Some men must love my lady, and some Joan. LLL III.i.202
Exit LLL III.i.202
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