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Enter Pisanio reading of a Letter.Enter Pisanio, with a letter Cym III.ii.1
Pis. PISANIO 
How? of Adultery? Wherefore write you notHow? Of adultery? Wherefore write you not Cym III.ii.1
What Monsters her accuse? Leonatus:What monster's her accuser? Leonatus! Cym III.ii.2
Oh Master, what a strange infectionO master, what a strange infection Cym III.ii.3
Is falne into thy eare? What false Italian,Is fallen into thy ear! What false Italian – false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidiousCym III.ii.4
(As poysonous tongu'd, as handed) hath preuail'dAs poisonous tongued as handed – hath prevailed Cym III.ii.5
On thy too ready hearing? Disloyall? No.On thy too ready hearing? Disloyal? No. Cym III.ii.6
She's punish'd for her Truth; and vndergoesShe's punished for her truth; and undergoes,truth (n.)loyalty, allegiance, faithfulnessCym III.ii.7
undergo (v.)
old form: vndergoes
bear, ensure, suffer
More Goddesse-like, then Wife-like; such AssaultsMore goddess-like than wife-like, such assaults Cym III.ii.8
As would take in some Vertue. Oh my Master,As would take in some virtue. O my master,take in (v.)conquer, subdue, overcomeCym III.ii.9
Thy mind to her, is now as lowe, as wereThy mind to her is now as low as were Cym III.ii.10
Thy Fortunes. How? That I should murther her,Thy fortunes. How? That I should murder her, Cym III.ii.11
Vpon the Loue, and Truth, and Vowes; which IUpon the love and truth and vows which Itruth (n.)loyalty, allegiance, faithfulnessCym III.ii.12
Haue made to thy command? I her? Her blood?Have made to thy command? I, her? Her blood? Cym III.ii.13
If it be so, to do good seruice, neuerIf it be so to do good service, never Cym III.ii.14
Let me be counted seruiceable. How looke I,Let me be counted serviceable. How look I,serviceable (adj.)
old form: seruiceable
diligent, subservient, ready to do anything
Cym III.ii.15
That I should seeme to lacke humanity,That I should seem to lack humanity Cym III.ii.16
So much as this Fact comes to?So much as this fact comes to? Cym III.ii.17.1
(reading)fact (n.)evil deed, wicked act, crimeCym III.ii.17
come (v.)become, grow, come to be
Doo't: The Letter.Do't: the letter Cym III.ii.17.2
That I haue sent her, by her owne command,That I have sent her by her own command Cym III.ii.18
Shall giue thee opportunitie. Oh damn'd paper,Shall give thee opportunity. O damned paper! Cym III.ii.19
Blacke as the Inke that's on thee: senselesse bauble,Black as the ink that's on thee! Senseless bauble,bauble (n.)piece of rubbish, worthless trifleCym III.ii.20
senseless (adj.)
old form: senselesse
lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
Art thou a Fodarie for this Act; and look'stArt thou a feodary for this act, and look'stfeodory (n.)
old form: Fœdarie
accomplice, confederate, accessory
Cym III.ii.21
So Virgin-like without? Loe here she comes.So virgin-like without? Lo, here she comes. Cym III.ii.22
I am ignorant in what I am commanded.I am ignorant in what I am commanded. Cym III.ii.23
Enter Imogen.Enter Innogen Cym III.ii.24
Imo. INNOGEN 
How now Pisanio?How now, Pisanio? Cym III.ii.24
Pis. PISANIO 
Madam, heere is a Letter from my Lord.Madam, here is a letter from my lord. Cym III.ii.25
Imo. INNOGEN 
Who, thy Lord? That is my Lord Leonatus?Who? Thy lord? That is my lord Leonatus! Cym III.ii.26
Oh, learn'd indeed were that AstronomerO, learned indeed were that astronomerastronomer (n.)astrologerCym III.ii.27
That knew the Starres, as I his Characters,That knew the stars as I his characters;character (n.)handwriting, style of writing, letteringCym III.ii.28
Heel'd lay the Future open. You good Gods,He'd lay the future open. You good gods, Cym III.ii.29
Let what is heere contain'd, rellish of Loue,Let what is here contained relish of love,relish (v.)
old form: rellish
have a flavour [of], taste, savour
Cym III.ii.30
Of my Lords health, of his content: yet notOf my lord's health, of his content: yet notcontent (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessCym III.ii.31
That we two are asunder, let that grieue him;That we two are asunder; let that grieve him; Cym III.ii.32
Some griefes are medcinable, that is one of them,Some griefs are med'cinable, that is one of them,medicinable (adj.)
old form: medcinable
curable, able to be healed
Cym III.ii.33
For it doth physicke Loue, of his content,For it doth physic love: of his content,physic (v.)
old form: physicke
keep in good health, minister to
Cym III.ii.34
All but in that. Good Wax, thy leaue: blest beAll but in that! Good wax, thy leave: blest be Cym III.ii.35
You Bees that make these Lockes of counsaile. Louers,You bees that make these locks of counsel! Loverscounsel (n.)
old form: counsaile
secrecy, confidence, privacy
Cym III.ii.36
And men in dangerous Bondes pray not alike,And men in dangerous bonds pray not alike:bond (n.)
old form: Bondes
deed, contract, pledge
Cym III.ii.37
Though Forfeytours you cast in prison, yetThough forfeiters you cast in prison, yetforfeiter (n.)
old form: Forfeytours
defaulter, person guilty of breaking an agreement
Cym III.ii.38
You claspe young Cupids Tables: good Newes Gods.You clasp young Cupid's tables. Good news, gods!Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrowsCym III.ii.39
table (n.)writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
IVstice and your Fathers wrath (should he (reads) Justice, and your father's wrath – should he Cym III.ii.40
take me in his Dominion) could not be so cruell to take me in his dominion – could not be so cruel todominion (n.)land, territory, provinceCym III.ii.41
me, as you: (oh the deerest of Creatures) would euen me, as you – O the dearest of creatures – would even Cym III.ii.42
renew me with your eyes. Take notice that I am in renew me with your eyes. Take notice that I am in Cym III.ii.43
Cambria at Milford-Hauen: what your owne Loue, Cambria at Milford-Haven: what your own loveCambria (n.)medieval name for WalesCym III.ii.44
will out of this aduise you, follow. So he wishes youwill out of this advise you, follow. So he wishes you Cym III.ii.45
all happinesse, that remaines loyall to his Vow, and all happiness, that remains loyal to his vow, and Cym III.ii.46
your encreasing in Loue. your increasing in love. Cym III.ii.47
Leonatus Posthumus.Leonatus Posthumus. Cym III.ii.48
Oh for a Horse with wings: Hear'st thou Pisanio?O, for a horse with wings! Hear'st thou, Pisanio? Cym III.ii.49
He is at Milford-Hauen: Read, and tell meHe is at Milford-Haven: read, and tell me Cym III.ii.50
How farre 'tis thither. If one of meane affairesHow far 'tis thither. If one of mean affairsmean (adj.)
old form: meane
lowly, humble, poor
Cym III.ii.51
May plod it in a weeke, why may not IMay plod it in a week, why may not I Cym III.ii.52
Glide thither in a day? Then true Pisanio,Glide thither in a day? Then, true Pisanio, Cym III.ii.53
Who long'st like me, to see thy Lord; who long'stWho long'st, like me, to see thy lord; who long'st –  Cym III.ii.54
(Oh let me bate) but not like me: yet long'stO let me bate – but not like me: yet long'stbate (v.)abate, modify, lessenCym III.ii.55
But in a fainter kinde. Oh not like me:But in a fainter kind. O, not like me: Cym III.ii.56
For mine's beyond, beyond: say, and speake thickeFor mine's beyond beyond: say, and speak thick – thick (adv.)
old form: thicke
quickly, rapidly, fast
Cym III.ii.57
(Loues Counsailor should fill the bores of hearing,Love's counsellor should fill the bores of hearing,bore (n.)cavity, aperture, holeCym III.ii.58
To'th'smothering of the Sense) how farre it isTo th' smothering of the sense – how far it issense (n.)ability to respond to sensation, physical perceptionCym III.ii.59
To this same blessed Milford. And by'th'wayTo this same blessed Milford. And by th' wayway, by theon the way, on the journeyCym III.ii.60
Tell me how Wales was made so happy, asTell me how Wales was made so happy as Cym III.ii.61
T' inherite such a Hauen. But first of all,T' inherit such a haven. But, first of all, Cym III.ii.62
How we may steale from hence: and for the gapHow we may steal from hence: and for the gap Cym III.ii.63
That we shall make in Time, from our hence-going,That we shall make in time, from our hence-goinghence-going (n.)departure, leavingCym III.ii.64
And our returne, to excuse: but first, how get hence.And our return, to excuse: but first, how get hence. Cym III.ii.65
Why should excuse be borne or ere begot?Why should excuse be born or ere begot? Cym III.ii.66
Weele talke of that heereafter. Prythee speake,We'll talk of that hereafter. Prithee speak, Cym III.ii.67
How many store of Miles may we well ridHow many score of miles may we well ridrid (v.)cover, accomplish, get throughCym III.ii.68
Twixt houre, and houre?'Twixt hour, and hour?sun to sun, fromfrom sunrise to sunsetCym III.ii.69.1
Pis. PISANIO 
One score 'twixt Sun, and Sun,One score 'twixt sun and sun, Cym III.ii.69.2
Madam's enough for you: and too much too.Madam's enough for you: and too much too. Cym III.ii.70
Imo. INNOGEN 
Why, one that rode to's Execution Man,Why, one that rode to's execution, man, Cym III.ii.71
Could neuer go so slow: I haue heard of Riding wagers,Could never go so slow: I have heard of riding wagers,riding (adj.)horse-racingCym III.ii.72
Where Horses haue bin nimbler then the SandsWhere horses have been nimbler than the sands Cym III.ii.73
That run i'th'Clocks behalfe. But this is Foolrie,That run i'th' clock's behalf. But this is foolery: Cym III.ii.74
Go, bid my Woman faigne a Sicknesse, sayGo, bid my woman feign a sickness, say Cym III.ii.75
She'le home to her Father; and prouide me presentlyShe'll home to her father; and provide me presentlypresently (adv.)after a short time, soon, before longCym III.ii.76
A Riding Suit: No costlier then would fitA riding-suit; no costlier than would fit Cym III.ii.77
A Franklins Huswife.A franklin's housewife.franklin (n.)landowner ranking below the gentry, rich freeholder, yeomanCym III.ii.78.1
Pisa. PISANIO 
Madam, you're best consider.Madam, you're best consider. Cym III.ii.78.2
Imo. INNOGEN 
I see before me (Man) nor heere, not heere;I see before me, man: nor here, nor here, Cym III.ii.79
Nor what ensues but haue a Fog in themNor what ensues, but have a fog in them, Cym III.ii.80
That I cannot looke through. Away, I prythee,That I cannot look through. Away, I prithee, Cym III.ii.81
Do as I bid thee: There's no more to say:Do as I bid thee: there's no more to say: Cym III.ii.82
Accessible is none but Milford way. Accessible is none but Milford way. Cym III.ii.83
Exeunt.Exeunt Cym III.ii.83
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