The Winter's Tale

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Enter Hermione, Mamillius, Ladies: Leontes, Antigonus, Lords.Enter Hermione, Mamillius, and Ladies WT II.i.1
Take the Boy to you: he so troubles me,Take the boy to you: he so troubles me, WT II.i.1
'Tis past enduring.'Tis past enduring. WT II.i.2.1
Come (my gracious Lord)Come, my gracious lord, WT II.i.2.2
Shall I be your play-fellow?Shall I be your playfellow? WT II.i.3.1
No, Ile none of you.No, I'll none of you.none of you, will
have nothing to do with
WT II.i.3.2
Why (my sweet Lord?)Why, my sweet lord? WT II.i.4
You'le kisse me hard, and speake to me, as ifYou'll kiss me hard, and speak to me as if WT II.i.5
I were a Baby still. I loue you better.I were a baby still. – I love you better. WT II.i.6
And why so (my Lord?)And why so, my lord? WT II.i.7.1
Not for becauseNot for because WT II.i.7.2
Your Browes are blacker (yet black-browes they sayYour brows are blacker; yet black brows, they say,brow (n.)

old form: Browes
WT II.i.8
Become some Women best, so that there be notBecome some women best, so that there be notbecome (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
WT II.i.9
Too much haire there, but in a Cemicircle,Too much hair there, but in a semicircle, WT II.i.10
Or a halfe-Moone, made with a Pen.)Or a half-moon, made with a pen. WT II.i11.1
Who taught 'this?Who taught this? WT II.i.11.2
I learn'd it out of Womens faces: pray now,I learned it out of women's faces. Pray now, WT II.i.12
What colour are your eye-browes?What colour are your eyebrows? WT II.i.13.1
Blew (my Lord.)Blue, my lord. WT II.i.13.2
Nay, that's a mock: I haue seene a Ladies NoseNay, that's a mock. I have seen a lady's nose WT II.i.14
That ha's beene blew, but not her eye-browes.That has been blue, but not her eyebrows. WT II.i.15.1
Harke ye,Hark ye: WT II.i.15.2
The Queene (your Mother) rounds apace: we shallThe Queen, your mother, rounds apace. We shallround (v.)
become round, grow to full form [in pregnancy]
WT II.i.16
apace (adv.)
quickly, speedily, at a great rate
Present our seruices to a fine new PrincePresent our services to a fine new prince WT II.i.17
One of these dayes, and then youl'd wanton with vs,One of these days; and then you'd wanton with us,wanton (v.)
play, sport, frolic
WT II.i.18
If we would haue you.If we would have you. WT II.i.19.1
She is spread of lateShe is spread of late WT II.i.19.2
Into a goodly Bulke (good time encounter her.)Into a goodly bulk. Good time encounter her!time (n.)
circumstance, particular occasion
WT II.i.20
What wisdome stirs amongst you? Come Sir, nowWhat wisdom stirs amongst you? Come, sir, now WT II.i.21
I am for you againe: 'Pray you sit by vs,I am for you again. Pray you, sit by us, WT II.i.22
And tell's a Tale.And tell's a tale. WT II.i.23.1
Merry, or sad, shal't be?Merry or sad shall't be?sad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
WT II.i.23.2
As merry as you will.As merry as you will. WT II.i.24
A sad Tale's best for Winter: / I haue one A sad tale's best for winter. I have one WT II.i.25
of Sprights, and Goblins.Of sprites and goblins.sprite, spright (n.)
spirit, ghost, supernatural being
WT II.i.26.1
Let's haue that (good Sir.)Let's have that, good sir. WT II.i.26.2
Come-on, sit downe, come-on, and doe your best,Come on, sit down; come on, and do your best WT II.i.27
To fright me with your Sprights: you're powrefull at it.To fright me with your sprites. You're powerful at it.fright (v.), past form frighted
frighten, scare, terrify
WT II.i.28
There was a man.There was a man –  WT II.i.29.1
Nay, come sit downe: then on.Nay, come sit down; then on. WT II.i.29.2
Dwelt by a Church-yard: I will tell it softly,Dwelt by a churchyard – I will tell it softly: WT II.i.30
Yond Crickets shall not heare it.Yond crickets shall not hear it. WT II.i.31.1
Come on then, Come on, then, WT II.i.31.2
and giu't me in mine eare.And give't me in mine ear. WT II.i.32
Enter Leontes, Antigonus, and Lords WT II.i.33
Was hee met there? his Traine? Camillo with him?Was he met there? His train? Camillo with him? WT II.i.33
Lord. LORD 
Behind the tuft of Pines I met them, neuerBehind the tuft of pines I met them. Nevertuft (n.)
clump, small group, thicket
WT II.i.34
Saw I men scowre so on their way: I eyed themSaw I men scour so on their way. I eyed themscour (v.)

old form: scowre
go in haste, move quickly, hurry along
WT II.i.35
Euen to their Ships.Even to their ships. WT II.i.36.1
How blest am IHow blest am I WT II.i.36.2
In my iust Censure? in my true Opinion?In my just censure, in my true opinion!censure (n.)
assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
WT II.i.37
Alack, for lesser knowledge, how accurs'd,Alack, for lesser knowledge! How accursed WT II.i.38
In being so blest? There may be in the CupIn being so blest! There may be in the cup WT II.i.39
A Spider steep'd, and one may drinke; depart,A spider steeped, and one may drink, depart, WT II.i.40
And yet partake no venome: (for his knowledgeAnd yet partake no venom, for his knowledge WT II.i.41
Is not infected) but if one presentIs not infected: but if one present WT II.i.42
Th' abhor'd Ingredient to his eye, make knowneTh' abhorred ingredient to his eye, make known WT II.i.43
How he hath drunke, he cracks his gorge, his sidesHow he hath drunk, he cracks his gorge, his sides,gorge (n.)
throat, stomach
WT II.i.44
crack (v.)
sprain, tear, rupture
With violent Hefts: I haue drunke, and seene the Spider.With violent hefts. I have drunk, and seen the spider.heft (n.)
heaving, retching
WT II.i.45
Camillo was his helpe in this, his Pandar:Camillo was his help in this, his pander.pander, pandar (n.)
pimp, procurer, go-between
WT II.i.46
There is a Plot against my Life, my Crowne;There is a plot against my life, my crown. WT II.i.47
All's true that is mistrusted: that false Villaine,All's true that is mistrusted. That false villainfalse (adj.)
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
WT II.i.48
Whom I employ'd, was pre-employ'd by him:Whom I employed was pre-employed by him. WT II.i.49
He ha's discouer'd my Designe, and IHe has discovered my design, and Idiscover (v.)

old form: discouer'd
reveal, show, make known
WT II.i.50
design (n.)

old form: Designe
scheme, plan, plot
Remaine a pinch'd Thing; yea, a very TrickRemain a pinched thing; yea, a very tricktrick (n.)
bauble, trifle, whim
WT II.i.51
pinched (adj.)

old form: pinch'd
tortured, tormented; or: distressed, afflicted; or: reduced to nothing
For them to play at will: how came the PosternesFor them to play at will. How came the posternspostern (n.)

old form: Posternes
entrance, side gate, back door
WT II.i.52
play (v.)
play with, amuse oneself with
So easily open?So easily open? WT II.i.53.1
Lord. LORD 
By his great authority,By his great authority; WT II.i.53.2
Which often hath no lesse preuail'd, then so,Which often hath no less prevailed than so WT II.i.54
On your command.On your command. WT II.i.55.1
I know't too well.I know't too well. WT II.i.55.2
Giue me the Boy, I am glad you did not nurse him:(To Hermione) Give me the boy. I am glad you did not nurse him; WT II.i.56
Though he do's beare some signes of me, yet youThough he does bear some signs of me, yet you WT II.i.57
Haue too much blood in him.Have too much blood in him. WT II.i.58.1
What is this? Sport?What is this? Sport?sport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
WT II.i.58.2
Beare the Boy hence, he shall not come about her,Bear the boy hence; he shall not come about her. WT II.i.59
Away with him, and let her sport her selfeAway with him, and let her sport herselfsport (v.)
amuse, entertain, divert
WT II.i.60
With that shee's big-with, for 'tis PolixenesWith that she's big with: for 'tis Polixenesbig (adj.)
pregnant [with], swollen
WT II.i.61
Ha's made thee swell thus.Has made thee swell thus. WT II.i.62.1
Mamillius is led out WT II.i.62
But Il'd say he had not;But I'd say he had not, WT II.i.62.2
And Ile be sworne you would beleeue my saying,And I'll be sworn you would believe my saying, WT II.i.63
How e're you leane to th' Nay-ward.Howe'er you lean to th' nayward.nayward (n.)

old form: Nay-ward
contrary, denial, disbelief
WT II.i.64.1
You (my Lords)You, my lords, WT II.i.64.2
Looke on her, marke her well: be but aboutLook on her, mark her well: be but aboutmark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
WT II.i.65
To say she is a goodly Lady, andTo say she is a goodly lady and WT II.i.66
The iustice of your hearts will thereto addeThe justice of your hearts will thereto add, WT II.i.67
'Tis pitty shee's not honest: Honorable;‘ 'Tis pity she's not honest, honourable.’honest (adj.)
chaste, pure, virtuous
WT II.i.68
Prayse her but for this her without-dore-Forme,Praise her but for this her without-door formwithout-door (adj.)

old form: without-dore
outward, surface, public
WT II.i.69
form (n.)

old form: Forme
physical appearance, outward appearance
(Which on my faith deserues high speech) and straightWhich, on my faith, deserves high speech – and straightstraight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
WT II.i.70
The Shrug, the Hum, or Ha, (these Petty-brandsThe shrug, the ‘ hum ’ or ‘ ha,’ these petty brands WT II.i.71
That Calumnie doth vse; Oh, I am out,That calumny doth use – O, I am out!out (adv.)
in error, at fault, wrong
WT II.i.72
That Mercy do's, for Calumnie will seareThat mercy does, for calumny will sear WT II.i.73
Vertue it selfe) these Shrugs, these Hum's, and Ha's,Virtue itself – these shrugs, these ‘ hum's’ and ‘ ha's,’ WT II.i.74
When you haue said shee's goodly, come betweene,When you have said she's goodly, come betweengoodly (adj.)
good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
WT II.i.75
Ere you can say shee's honest: But be't knowneEre you can say she's honest. But be't known,honest (adj.)
chaste, pure, virtuous
WT II.i.76
(From him that ha's most cause to grieue it should be)From him that has most cause to grieve it should be, WT II.i.77
Shee's an Adultresse.She's an adult'ress. WT II.i.78.1
Should a Villaine say so,Should a villain say so, WT II.i.78.2
(The most replenish'd Villaine in the World)The most replenished villain in the world,replenished (adj.)

old form: replenish'd
complete, perfect, consummate
WT II.i.79
He were as much more Villaine: you (my Lord)He were as much more villain. You, my lord, WT II.i.80
Doe but mistake.Do but mistake. WT II.i.81.1
You haue mistooke (my Lady)You have mistook, my lady, WT II.i.81.2
Polixenes for Leontes: O thou Thing,Polixenes for Leontes. O thou thing WT II.i.82
(Which Ile not call a Creature of thy place,Which I'll not call a creature of thy place,place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
WT II.i.83
Least Barbarisme (making me the precedent)Lest barbarism, making me the precedent, WT II.i.84
Should a like Language vse to all degrees,Should a like language use to all degrees,like (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
WT II.i.85
degree (n.)
rank, station, standing
And mannerly distinguishment leaue out,And mannerly distinguishment leave outmannerly (adj.)
well-mannered, courteous, genteel
WT II.i.86
distinguishment (n.)
distinguishing, distinction, differentiation
Betwixt the Prince and Begger:) I haue saidBetwixt the prince and beggar. I have said WT II.i.87
Shee's an Adultresse, I haue said with whom:She's an adult'ress; I have said with whom. WT II.i.88
More; shee's a Traytor, and Camillo isMore, she's a traitor, and Camillo is WT II.i.89
A Federarie with her, and one that knowesA federary with her, and one that knowsfedary, federary, feodary (n.)

old form: Federarie
confederate, accomplice, accessory
WT II.i.90
What she should shame to know her selfe,What she should shame to know herself WT II.i.91
But with her most vild Principall: that shee'sBut with her most vile principal – that she'sprincipal (n.)

old form: Principall
person chiefly responsible, leading practitioner
WT II.i.92
A Bed-swaruer, euen as bad as thoseA bed-swerver, even as bad as thosebed-swerver (n.)

old form: Bed-swaruer
person unfaithful to the marriage-bed, adulterer/adulteress
WT II.i.93
That Vulgars giue bold'st Titles; I, and priuyThat vulgars give bold'st titles; ay, and privytitle (n.)
name, label, designation
WT II.i.94
vulgar (n.)
common people, ordinary folk
bold (adj.)

old form: bold'st
shameless, immodest, outspoken, coarse
To this their late escape.To this their late escape. WT II.i.95.1
No (by my life)No, by my life, WT II.i.95.2
Priuy to none of this: how will this grieue you,Privy to none of this. How will this grieve you, WT II.i.96
When you shall come to clearer knowledge, thatWhen you shall come to clearer knowledge, that WT II.i.97
You thus haue publish'd me? Gentle my Lord,You thus have published me! Gentle my lord,publish (v.)

old form: publish'd
denounce in public, vilify, show up
WT II.i.98
gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
You scarce can right me throughly, then, to sayYou scarce can right me throughly then to saythroughly (adv.)
thoroughly, fully, completely
WT II.i.99
scarce (adv.)
scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
right (v.)
set right, vindicate, give redress
You did mistake.You did mistake. WT II.i.100.1
No: if I mistakeNo: if I mistake WT II.i.100.2
In those Foundations which I build vpon,In those foundations which I build upon, WT II.i.101
The Centre is not bigge enough to beareThe centre is not big enough to bearcentre (n.)
centre of the earth, axis
WT II.i.102
A Schoole-Boyes Top. Away with her, to Prison:A schoolboy's top. Away with her to prison. WT II.i.103
He who shall speake for her, is a farre-off guiltie,He who shall speak for her is afar off guiltyafar off (adv.)

old form: a farre-off
indirectly, in a roundabout way
WT II.i.104
But that he speakes.But that he speaks. WT II.i.105.1
There's some ill Planet raignes:There's some ill planet reigns.ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
WT II.i.105.2
I must be patient, till the Heauens lookeI must be patient till the heavens look WT II.i.106
With an aspect more fauorable. Good my Lords,With an aspect more favourable. Good my lords,aspect (n.)
[astrology] influential phase, direction of alignment
WT II.i.107
I am not prone to weeping (as our SexI am not prone to weeping, as our sex WT II.i.108
Commonly are) the want of which vaine dewCommonly are; the want of which vain dew WT II.i.109
Perchance shall dry your pitties: but I hauePerchance shall dry your pities: but I haveperchance (adv.)
perhaps, maybe
WT II.i.110
That honorable Griefe lodg'd here, which burnesThat honourable grief lodged here which burnshonourable (adj.)

old form: honorable
honest, upright, dignified
WT II.i.111
Worse then Teares drowne: 'beseech you all (my Lords)Worse than tears drown. Beseech you all, my lords, WT II.i.112
With thoughts so qualified, as your CharitiesWith thoughts so qualified as your charitiesqualified (adj.)
of such quality, of such a nature, fitting
WT II.i.113
Shall best instruct you, measure me; and soShall best instruct you measure me; and so WT II.i.114
The Kings will be perform'd.The King's will be performed! WT II.i.115.1
Shall I be heard?Shall I be heard? WT II.i.115.2
Who is't that goes with me? 'beseech your HighnesWho is't that goes with me? Beseech your highness WT II.i.116
My Women may be with me, for you seeMy women may be with me, for you see WT II.i.117
My plight requires it. Doe not weepe (good Fooles)My plight requires it. Do not weep, good fools:fool (n.)

old form: Fooles
[term of endearment or pity] dear, darling, innocent creature
WT II.i.118
There is no cause: When you shall know your MistrisThere is no cause. When you shall know your mistress WT II.i.119
Ha's deseru'd Prison, then abound in Teares,Has deserved prison, then abound in tears WT II.i.120
As I come out; this Action I now goe on,As I come out. This action I now go onaction (n.)
course of action, enterprise; or: trial, legal process
WT II.i.121
Is for my better grace. Adieu (my Lord)Is for my better grace. Adieu, my lord.grace (n.)
honour, favour, recognition, respect
WT II.i.122
I neuer wish'd to see you sorry, nowI never wished to see you sorry: nowsorry (adj.)
sorrowful, painful, sad, pitiable
WT II.i.123
I trust I shall: my Women come, you haue leaue.I trust I shall. My women, come, you have leave. WT II.i.124
Goe, doe our bidding: hence.Go, do our bidding: hence! WT II.i.125
Exeunt Hermione, guarded, and Ladies WT II.i.125
Lord. LORD 
Beseech your Highnesse call the Queene againe.Beseech your highness, call the Queen again. WT II.i.126
Be certaine what you do (Sir) least your IusticeBe certain what you do, sir, lest your justice WT II.i.127
Proue violence, in the which three great ones suffer,Prove violence, in the which three great ones suffer: WT II.i.128
Your Selfe, your Queene, your Sonne.Yourself, your queen, your son. WT II.i.129.1
Lord. LORD 
For her (my Lord)For her, my lord, WT II.i.129.2
I dare my life lay downe, and will do't (Sir)I dare my life lay down, and will do't, sir, WT II.i.130
Please you t' accept it, that the Queene is spotlessePlease you t' accept it, that the Queen is spotless WT II.i.131
I'th' eyes of Heauen, and to you (I meaneI'th' eyes of heaven and to you – I mean WT II.i.132
In this, which you accuse her.)In this which you accuse her. WT II.i.133.1
If it proueIf it prove WT II.i.133.2
Shee's otherwise, Ile keepe my Stables whereShe's otherwise, I'll keep my stables where WT II.i.134
I lodge my Wife, Ile goe in couples with her:I lodge my wife; I'll go in couples with her;couples, in
in pairs, leashed together
WT II.i.135
Then when I feele, and see her, no farther trust her:Than when I feel and see her no farther trust her: WT II.i.136
For euery ynch of Woman in the World,For every inch of woman in the world, WT II.i.137
I, euery dram of Womans flesh is false,Ay, every dram of woman's flesh is false,false (adj.)
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
WT II.i.138
dram (n.)
tiny amount, small quantity
If she be.If she be. WT II.i.139.1
Hold your peaces.Hold your peaces. WT II.i.139.2
Lord. LORD 
Good my Lord.Good my lord –  WT II.i.139.3
It is for you we speake, not for our selues:It is for you we speak, not for ourselves. WT II.i.140
You are abus'd, and by some putter on,You are abused, and by some putter-onputter-on (n.)

old form: putter on
instigator, inciter, agitator
WT II.i.141
That will be damn'd for't: would I knew the Villaine,That will be damned for't. Would I knew the villain! WT II.i.142
I would Land-damne him: be she honor-flaw'd,I would lam-damn him. Be she honour-flawed,lam-damn (v.)

old form: Land-damne
[unclear meaning] beat the hell out of, thrash without pity
WT II.i.143
I haue three daughters: the eldest is eleuen;I have three daughters: the eldest is eleven; WT II.i.144
The second, and the third, nine: and some fiue:The second and the third nine and some five: WT II.i.145
If this proue true, they'l pay for't. By mine HonorIf this prove true, they'll pay for't. By mine honour, WT II.i.146
Ile gell'd em all: fourteene they shall not seeI'll geld 'em all! Fourteen they shall not seegeld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt

old form: gell'd
castrate, spay
WT II.i.147
To bring false generations: they are co-heyres,To bring false generations. They are co-heirs;generation (n.)
family, progeny
WT II.i.148
false (adj.)
illegitimate, bastard
bring (v.)
bring forth, give birth to
And I had rather glib my selfe, then theyAnd I had rather glib myself than theyglib (v.)
geld, castrate
WT II.i.149
Should not produce faire issue.Should not produce fair issue.issue (n.)
child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
WT II.i.150.1
fair (adj.)

old form: faire
legitimate, lawful, proper
Cease, no more:Cease, no more! WT II.i.150.2
You smell this businesse with a sence as coldYou smell this business with a sense as cold WT II.i.151
As is a dead-mans nose: but I do see't, and feel't,As is a dead man's nose; but I do see't and feel't WT II.i.152
As you feele doing thus: and see withallAs you feel doing thus and see withal WT II.i.153
The Instruments that feele.The instruments that feel. WT II.i.154.1
If it be so,If it be so, WT II.i.154.2
We neede no graue to burie honesty,We need no grave to bury honesty:honesty (n.)
virtue, chastity
WT II.i.155
There's not a graine of it, the face to sweetenThere's not a grain of it the face to sweeten WT II.i.156
Of the whole dungy-earth.Of the whole dungy earth.dungy (adj.)
dung-like; or: vile, filthy, loathsome
WT II.i.157.1
What? lacke I credit?What? Lack I credit?credit (n.)
trust, faith, belief
WT II.i.157.2
Lord. LORD 
I had rather you did lacke then I (my Lord)I had rather you did lack than I, my lord, WT II.i.158
Vpon this ground: and more it would content meUpon this ground; and more it would content mecontent (v.)
please, gratify, delight, satisfy
WT II.i.159
ground (n.)
reason, cause, source
To haue her Honor true, then your suspitionTo have her honour true than your suspicion, WT II.i.160
Be blam'd for't how you might.Be blamed for't how you might. WT II.i.161.1
Why what neede weWhy, what need we WT II.i.161.2
Commune with you of this? but rather followCommune with you of this, but rather followcommune (v.)
talk, converse, discourse
WT II.i.162
Our forcefull instigation? Our prerogatiueOur forceful instigation? Our prerogative WT II.i.163
Cals not your Counsailes, but our naturall goodnesseCalls not your counsels, but our natural goodness WT II.i.164
Imparts this: which, if you, or stupified,Imparts this; which, if you – or stupefiedstupefied (adj.)

old form: stupified
lacking the ability to feel, grown insensible
WT II.i.165
Or seeming so, in skill, cannot, or will notOr seeming so in skill – cannot or will notskill (n.)
discernment, discrimination, capacity to perceive
WT II.i.166
Rellish a truth, like vs: informe your selues,Relish a truth like us, inform yourselvesrelish (v.)

old form: Rellish
appreciate, like, approve of
WT II.i.167
We neede no more of your aduice: the matter,We need no more of your advice. The matter, WT II.i.168
The losse, the gaine, the ord'ring on't, / Is all The loss, the gain, the ordering on't, is all WT II.i.169
properly ours.Properly ours. WT II.i.170.1
And I wish (my Liege)And I wish, my liege,liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
WT II.i.170.2
You had onely in your silent iudgement tride it,You had only in your silent judgement tried it, WT II.i.171
Without more ouerture.Without more overture.overture (n.)

old form: ouerture
disclosure, revelation
WT II.i.172.1
How could that be?How could that be? WT II.i.172.2
Either thou art most ignorant by age,Either thou art most ignorant by age, WT II.i.173
Or thou wer't borne a foole: Camillo's flightOr thou wert born a fool. Camillo's flight, WT II.i.174
Added to their FamiliarityAdded to their familiarity –  WT II.i.175
(Which was as grosse, as euer touch'd coniecture,Which was as gross as ever touched conjecturetouch (v.)

old form: touch'd
affect, concern, regard, relate to
WT II.i.176
gross (adj.)

old form: grosse
plain, striking, evident, obvious
conjecture (n.)

old form: coniecture
suspicion, misgiving, evil doubt
That lack'd sight onely, nought for approbationThat lacked sight only, naught for approbationnaught, nought (n.)
WT II.i.177
approbation (n.)
proof, confirmation, attestation
But onely seeing, all other circumstancesBut only seeing, all other circumstances WT II.i.178
Made vp to'th deed) doth push-on this proceeding.Made up to th' deed – doth push on this proceeding.make up (v.)

old form: vp
contribute, add up, help to produce
WT II.i.179
Yet, for a greater confirmationYet, for a greater confirmation –  WT II.i.180
(For in an Acte of this importance, 'twereFor in an act of this importance 'twere WT II.i.181
Most pitteous to be wilde) I haue dispatch'd in post,Most piteous to be wild – I have dispatched in postwild (adj.)

old form: wilde
rash, reckless, careless
WT II.i.182
post, in
in haste, at top speed
dispatch, despatch (v.)

old form: dispatch'd
send off, send messengers
To sacred Delphos, to Appollo's Temple,To sacred Delphos, to Apollo's temple,Delphos (n.)
island of Delphi, C Greece, famous for its oracle
WT II.i.183
Cleomines and Dion, whom you knowCleomenes and Dion, whom you know WT II.i.184
Of stuff'd-sufficiency: Now, from the OracleOf stuffed sufficiency. Now from the oraclesufficiency (n.)
competence, ability, capability
WT II.i.185
stuffed (adj.)

old form: stuff'd
full, complete, proven, stored up
They will bring all, whose spirituall counsaile hadThey will bring all; whose spiritual counsel, had, WT II.i.186
Shall stop, or spurre me. Haue I done well?Shall stop or spur me. Have I done well? WT II.i.187
Lord. LORD  
Well done (my Lord.)Well done, my lord. WT II.i.188
Though I am satisfide, and neede no moreThough I am satisfied, and need no more WT II.i.189
Then what I know, yet shall the OracleThan what I know, yet shall the oracle WT II.i.190
Giue rest to th' mindes of others; such as heGive rest to th' minds of others, such as he, WT II.i.191
Whose ignorant credulitie, will notWhose ignorant credulity will not WT II.i.192
Come vp to th' truth. So haue we thought it goodCome up to th' truth. So have we thought it good WT II.i.193
From our free person, she should be confinde,From our free person she should be confined,confine (v.)

old form: confinde
banish, remove, place under restriction
WT II.i.194
free (adj.)
noble, honourable, worthy
Least that the treachery of the two, fled hence,Lest that the treachery of the two fled hence WT II.i.195
Be left her to performe. Come follow vs,Be left her to perform. Come, follow us: WT II.i.196
We are to speake in publique: for this businesseWe are to speak in public; for this business WT II.i.197
Will raise vs all.Will raise us all.raise (v.)
rouse, excite, incite
WT II.i.198.1
(aside) WT II.i.198
To laughter, as I take it,To laughter, as I take it, WT II.i.198.2
If the good truth, were knowne. If the good truth were known. WT II.i.199
ExeuntExeunt WT II.i.199
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