The Winter's Tale
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Enter Polixenes, and Camillo.Enter Polixenes and Camillo WT IV.ii.1.1
Pol. POLIXENES 
I pray thee (good Camillo) be no more I pray thee, good Camillo, be no more WT IV.ii.1
importunate: 'tis a sicknesse denying thee any thing: a importunate. 'Tis a sickness denying thee anything; aimportunate (adj.)persistent, pressing, insistentWT IV.ii.2
death to grant this.death to grant this. WT IV.ii.3
Cam. CAMILLO 
It is fifteene yeeres since I saw my Countrey:It is fifteen years since I saw my country. WT IV.ii.4
though I haue (for the most part) bin ayred abroad, I Though I have for the most part been aired abroad, Iair abroad
old form: ayred
live abroad, experience foreign climates
WT IV.ii.5
desire to lay my bones there. Besides, the penitent Kingdesire to lay my bones there. Besides, the penitent King, WT IV.ii.6
(my Master) hath sent for me, to whose feeling sorrowes I my master, hath sent for me; to whose feeling sorrows Ifeeling (adj.)deeply felt, heartfelt, acutely sensedWT IV.ii.7
might be some allay, or I oreweene to thinke so) whichmight be some allay – or I o'erween to think so – whichoverween (v.)
old form: oreweene
presume, venture, take the liberty
WT IV.ii.8
allay (n.)means of lessening, source of abatement
is another spurre to my departure.is another spur to my departure. WT IV.ii.9
Pol. POLIXENES 
As thou lou'st me (Camillo) wipe not out the As thou lov'st me, Camillo, wipe not out the WT IV.ii.10
rest of thy seruices, by leauing me now: the neede I haue rest of thy services by leaving me now. The need I have WT IV.ii.11
of thee, thine owne goodnesse hath made: better not toof thee thine own goodness hath made. Better not to WT IV.ii.12
haue had thee, then thus to want thee, thou hauing have had thee than thus to want thee. Thou, havingwant (v.)lack, need, be withoutWT IV.ii.13
made me Businesses, (which none (without thee) can made me businesses which none without thee can WT IV.ii.14
sufficiently manage) must either stay to execute them sufficiently manage, must either stay to execute them WT IV.ii.15
thy selfe, or take away with thee the very seruices thou hast thyself or take away with thee the very services thou hast WT IV.ii.16
done: which if I haue not enough considered (as too done; which, if I have not enough considered – as tooconsider (v.)reward, recompense, requiteWT IV.ii.17
much I cannot) to bee more thankefull to thee, shall bee my much I cannot – to be more thankful to thee shall be my WT IV.ii.18
studie, and my profite therein, the heaping friendshippes. Of study, and my profit therein the heaping friendships. Of WT IV.ii.19
that fatall Countrey Sicillia, prethee speake no more, whose that fatal country, Sicilia, prithee speak no more, whose WT IV.ii.20
very naming, punnishes me with the remembrance of that very naming punishes me with the remembrance of thatremembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionWT IV.ii.21
penitent (as thou calst him) and reconciled King my penitent, as thou call'st him, and reconciled king, my WT IV.ii.22
brother, whose losse of his most precious Queene &brother; whose loss of his most precious queen and WT IV.ii.23
Children, are euen now to be a-fresh lamented. Say to me, children are even now to be afresh lamented. Say to me, WT IV.ii.24
when saw'st thou the Prince Florizell my son? Kingswhen saw'st thou the Prince Florizel, my son? Kings WT IV.ii.25
are no lesse vnhappy, their issue, not being gracious, thenare no less unhappy, their issue not being gracious, thanissue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantWT IV.ii.26
gracious (adj.)good, virtuous, well-behaved
they are in loosing them, when they haue approued theirthey are in losing them when they have approved theirapprove (v.)
old form: approued
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
WT IV.ii.27
Vertues.virtues. WT IV.ii.28
Cam. CAMILLO 
Sir, it is three dayes since I saw the Prince: whatSir, it is three days since I saw the Prince. What WT IV.ii.29
his happier affayres may be, are to me vnknowne: but Ihis happier affairs may be are to me unknown; but I WT IV.ii.30
haue (missingly) noted, he is of late much retyred fromhave missingly noted he is of late much retired frommissingly (adv.)by being aware of absence, with a sense of lossWT IV.ii.31
retired (adj.)
old form: retyred
withdrawn, secluded, cloistered
Court, and is lesse frequent to his Princely exercises thencourt, and is less frequent to his princely exercises thanexercise (n.)manly sport, martial practiceWT IV.ii.32
frequent (adj.)addicted, inclined, disposed
formerly he hath appeared.formerly he hath appeared. WT IV.ii.33
Pol. POLIXENES 
I haue considered so much (Camillo) and I have considered so much, Camillo, and WT IV.ii.34
with some care, so farre, that I haue eyes vnder my seruice,with some care; so far that I have eyes under my service WT IV.ii.35
which looke vpon his remouednesse: from whom I hauewhich look upon his removedness, from whom I haveremovedness (n.)
old form: remouednesse
absence [from court], nonattendance
WT IV.ii.36
this Intelligence, that he is seldome from the house of athis intelligence: that he is seldom from the house of aintelligence (n.)information, news, communicationWT IV.ii.37
most homely shepheard: a man (they say) that from verymost homely shepherd – a man, they say, that from veryhomely (adj.)plain, simple, ordinaryWT IV.ii.38
nothing, and beyond the imagination of his neighbors,nothing, and beyond the imagination of his neighbours, WT IV.ii.39
is growne into an vnspeakable estate.is grown into an unspeakable estate.estate (n.)state, situation, circumstancesWT IV.ii.40
unspeakable (adj.)
old form: vnspeakable
indescribable, inexpressible, beyond description
Cam. CAMILLO 
I haue heard (sir) of such a man, who hath aI have heard, sir, of such a man, who hath a WT IV.ii.41
daughter of most rare note: the report of her is extendeddaughter of most rare note: the report of her is extendednote (n.)attention, notice, regardWT IV.ii.42
rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptional
more, then can be thought to begin from such a cottagemore than can be thought to begin from such a cottage. WT IV.ii.43
Pol. POLIXENES 
That's likewise part of my Intelligence: but (IThat's likewise part of my intelligence, but, I WT IV.ii.44
feare) the Angle that pluckes our sonne thither. Thou shalt fear, the angle that plucks our son thither. Thou shaltangle (n.)fishing rod, line, hookWT IV.ii.45
accompany vs to the place, where we will (not appearing accompany us to the place, where we will, not appearing WT IV.ii.46
what we are) haue some question with the shepheard; what we are, have some question with the shepherd;question (n.)conversation, discourse, piece of talkWT IV.ii.47
from whose simplicity, I thinke it not vneasie to get the from whose simplicity I think it not uneasy to get theuneasy (adj.)
old form: vneasie
not easy, hard, difficult
WT IV.ii.48
cause of my sonnes resort thether. 'Prethe be my present cause of my son's resort thither. Prithee be my present WT IV.ii.49
partner in this busines, and lay aside the thoughts of partner in this business, and lay aside the thoughts of WT IV.ii.50
Sicillia.Sicilia. WT IV.ii.51
Cam. CAMILLO 
I willingly obey your command.I willingly obey your command. WT IV.ii.52
Pol. POLIXENES 
My best Camillo, we must disguise My best Camillo! We must disguise WT IV.ii.53
our selues. ourselves. WT IV.ii.54
ExitExeunt WT IV.ii.54
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