Titus Andronicus
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A Bnaket. Enter Andronicus, Marcus, Lauinia,A banquet. Enter Titus Andronicus, Marcus, Lavinia, Tit III.ii.1.1
and the Boy.and the boy, Young Lucius Tit III.ii.1.2
An. TITUS 
So, so, now sit, and looke you eate no moreSo, so, now sit, and look you eat no more Tit III.ii.1
Then will preserue iust so much strength in vsThan will preserve just so much strength in us Tit III.ii.2
As will reuenge these bitter woes of ours.As will revenge these bitter woes of ours. Tit III.ii.3
They sit Tit III.ii.4.1
Marcus vnknit that sorrow-wreathen knot:Marcus, unknit that sorrow-wreathen knot.knot (n.)intertwining of armsTit III.ii.4
sorrow-wreathen (adj.)folded in grief
Thy Neece and I (poore Creatures) want our handsThy niece and I, poor creatures, want our handswant (v.)lack, need, be withoutTit III.ii.5
And cannot passionate our tenfold griefe,And cannot passionate our tenfold griefpassionate (v.)express with great emotionTit III.ii.6
With foulded Armes. This poore right hand of mine,With folded arms. This poor right hand of mine Tit III.ii.7
Is left to tirranize vppon my breast.Is left to tyrannize upon my breast, Tit III.ii.8
Who when my hart all mad with misery,Who, when my heart, all mad with misery, Tit III.ii.9
Beats in this hollow prison of my flesh,Beats in this hollow prison of my flesh, Tit III.ii.10
Then thus I thumpe it downe.Then thus (striking his breast) I thump it down. Tit III.ii.11
Thou Map of woe, that thus dost talk in signes,(To Lavinia) Thou map of woe, that thus dost talk in signs, Tit III.ii.12
When thy poore hart beates withoutragious beating,When thy poor heart beats with outrageous beating,outrageous (adj.)
old form: outragious
excessively fierce, extremely violent
Tit III.ii.13
Thou canst not strike it thus to make it still?Thou canst not strike it thus to make it still. Tit III.ii.14
Wound it with sighing girle, kil it with grones:Wound it with sighing, girl, kill it with groans, Tit III.ii.15
Or get some little knife betweene thy teeth,Or get some little knife between thy teeth Tit III.ii.16
And iust against thy hart make thou a hole,And just against thy heart make thou a hole, Tit III.ii.17
That all the teares that thy poore eyes let fallThat all the tears that thy poor eyes let fall Tit III.ii.18
May run into that sinke, and soaking in,May run into that sink, and soaking in, Tit III.ii.19
Drowne the lamenting foole, in Sea salt teares.Drown the lamenting fool in sea-salt tears.fool (n.)
old form: foole
[term of endearment or pity] dear, darling, innocent creature
Tit III.ii.20
Mar. MARCUS 
Fy brother fy, teach her not thus to layFie, brother, fie! Teach her not thus to lay Tit III.ii.21
Such violent hands vppon her tender life.Such violent hands upon her tender life. Tit III.ii.22
An. TITUS 
How now! Has sorrow made thee doate already?How now! Has sorrow made thee dote already?dote (v.)
old form: doate
become deranged, behave foolishly
Tit III.ii.23
Why Marcus, no man should be mad but I:Why, Marcus, no man should be mad but I. Tit III.ii.24
What violent hands can she lay on her life:What violent hands can she lay on her life? Tit III.ii.25
Ah, wherefore dost thou vrge the name of hands,Ah, wherefore dost thou urge the name of hands, Tit III.ii.26
To bid Aneas tell the tale twice oreTo bid Aeneas tell the tale twice o'erAeneas (n.)[pron: e'neeas] Trojan hero, son of Anchises and Aphrodite; in Roman legend, the ancestor of the RomansTit III.ii.27
How Troy was burnt, and he made miserable?How Troy was burnt and he made miserable? Tit III.ii.28
O handle not the theame, to talke of hands,O, handle not the theme, to talk of hands, Tit III.ii.29
Least we remember still that we haue none,Lest we remember still that we have none.still (adv.)ever, now [as before]Tit III.ii.30
remember (v.)recollect, recall, call to mind
Fie, fie, how Frantiquely I square my talkeFie, fie, how franticly I square my talk,square (v.)regulate, direct, adaptTit III.ii.31
As if we should forget we had no hands:As if we should forget we had no hands Tit III.ii.32
If Marcus did not name the word of hands.If Marcus did not name the word of hands. Tit III.ii.33
Come, lets fall too, and gentle girle eate this,Come, let's fall to, and, gentle girl, eat this.gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindTit III.ii.34
Heere is no drinke? Harke Marcus what she saies,Here is no drink? Hark, Marcus, what she says; Tit III.ii.35
I can interpret all her martir'd signes,I can interpret all her martyred signs:martyred (adj.)
old form: martir'd
mutilated, tortured, disfigured
Tit III.ii.36
She saies, she drinkes no other drinke but tearesShe says she drinks no other drink but tears, Tit III.ii.37
Breu'd with her sorrow: mesh'd vppon her cheekes,Brewed with her sorrow, mashed upon her cheeks.mash (v.)
old form: mesh'd
[brewing] ferment, mix
Tit III.ii.38
Speechlesse complaynet, I will learne thy thought:Speechless complainer, I will learn thy thought. Tit III.ii.39
In thy dumb action, will I be as perfectIn thy dumb action will I be as perfect Tit III.ii.40
As begging Hermits in their holy prayers.As begging hermits in their holy prayers. Tit III.ii.41
Thou shalt not sighe nor hold thy stumps to heauen,Thou shalt not sigh, nor hold thy stumps to heaven, Tit III.ii.42
Nor winke, nor nod, nor kneele, nor make a signe,Nor wink, nor nod, nor kneel, nor make a sign, Tit III.ii.43
But I (of these) will wrest an Alphabet,But I of these will wrest an alphabet,wrest (v.)wring out, derive, deduceTit III.ii.44
And by still practice, learne to know thy meaning.And by still practice learn to know thy meaning.still (adj.)constant, continual, perpetualTit III.ii.45
Boy. YOUNG LUCIUS 
Good grandsire leaue these bitter deepe laments,Good grandsire, leave these bitter deep laments; Tit III.ii.46
Make my Aunt merry, with some pleasing tale.Make my aunt merry with some pleasing tale. Tit III.ii.47
Mar. MARCUS 
Alas, the tender boy in passion mou'd,Alas, the tender boy in passion movedpassion (n.)powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]Tit III.ii.48
Doth weepe to see his grandsires heauinesse.Doth weep to see his grandsire's heaviness.grandsire (n.)grandfatherTit III.ii.49
heaviness (n.)
old form: heauinesse
sadness, grief, sorrow
An. TITUS 
Peace tender Sapling, thou art made of teares,Peace, tender sapling, thou art made of tears, Tit III.ii.50
And teares will quickly melt thy life away.And tears will quickly melt thy life away. Tit III.ii.51
Marcus strikes the dish with a knife.Marcus strikes the dish with a knife Tit III.ii.52
What doest thou strike at Marcus with knife.What dost thou strike at, Marcus, with thy knife? Tit III.ii.52
Mar. MARCUS 
At that that I haue kil'd my Lord, a FlysAt that that I have killed, my lord – a fly. Tit III.ii.53
An. TITUS 
Out on the murderour: thou kil'st my hart,Out on thee, murderer! Thou kill'st my heart. Tit III.ii.54
Mine eyes cloi'd with view of Tirranie:Mine eyes are cloyed with view of tyranny.cloy (v.)
old form: cloi'd
satiate, gorge, satisfy
Tit III.ii.55
A deed of death done on the InnocentA deed of death done on the innocent Tit III.ii.56
Becoms not Titus broher: get thee gone,Becomes not Titus' brother. Get thee gone,become (v.)
old form: Becoms
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
Tit III.ii.57
I see thou art not for my company.I see thou art not for my company. Tit III.ii.58
Mar. MARCUS 
Alas (my Lord) I haue but kild a flie.Alas, my lord, I have but killed a fly. Tit III.ii.59
An. TITUS 
But? How: if that Flie had a father and mother?‘ But ’? How if that fly had a father and mother? Tit III.ii.60
How would he hang his slender gilded wingsHow would he hang his slender gilded wings Tit III.ii.61
And buz lamenting doings in the ayer,And buzz lamenting doings in the air.doing (n.)action, performance, activityTit III.ii.62
Poore harmelesse Fly,Poor harmless fly, Tit III.ii.63
That with his pretty buzing melody,That with his pretty buzzing melody Tit III.ii.64
Came heere to make vs merry, / And thou hast kil'd him.Came here to make us merry, and thou hast killed him. Tit III.ii.65
Mar. MARCUS 
Pardon me sir, It was a blacke illfauour'd Fly,Pardon me, sir, it was a black ill-favoured fly,ill-favoured (adj.)
old form: illfauour'd
ugly, unattractive, unsightly
Tit III.ii.66
Like to the Empresse Moore, therefore I kild him.Like to the Empress' Moor. Therefore I killed him. Tit III.ii.67
An. TITUS 
O, o, o,O, O, O! Tit III.ii.68
Then pardon me for reprehending thee,Then pardon me for reprehending thee,reprehend (v.)reprove, censure, rebukeTit III.ii.69
For thou hast done a Charitable deed:For thou hast done a charitable deed. Tit III.ii.70
Giue me thy knife, I will insult on him,Give me thy knife. I will insult on him,insult (v.)be insolent, show scorn, triumph scornfullyTit III.ii.71
Flattering myselfes, as if it were the Moore,Flattering myself, as if it were the Moor Tit III.ii.72
Come hither purposely to poyson me.Come hither purposely to poison me. Tit III.ii.73
There's for thyselfe, and thats for Tamira: There's for thyself, and that's for Tamora. Tit III.ii.74
Ah sirra,(Striking the fly) Ah, sirrah!sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]Tit III.ii.75
Yet I thinke we are not brought so low,Yet I think we are not brought so low Tit III.ii.76
But that betweene vs, we can kill a Fly,But that between us we can kill a fly Tit III.ii.77
That comes in likenesse of a Cole-blacke Moore.That comes in likeness of a coal-black Moor. Tit III.ii.78
Mar. MARCUS 
Alas poore man, griefe ha's so wrought on him,Alas, poor man, grief has so wrought on him Tit III.ii.79
He takes false shadowes, for true substances.He takes false shadows for true substances.false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificialTit III.ii.80
An. TITUS 
Come, take away: Lauinia, goe with me,Come, take away. Lavinia, go with me;take away (v.)clear the tableTit III.ii.81
Ile to thy closset, and goe read with theeI'll to thy closet, and go read with theecloset (n.)
old form: closset
private chamber, study, own room
Tit III.ii.82
Sad stories, chanced in the times of old.Sad stories chanced in the times of old.chance (v.)happen [to], transpire, come aboutTit III.ii.83
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
Come boy, and goe with me, thy sight is young,Come, boy, and go with me; thy sight is young Tit III.ii.84
And thou shalt read, when mine begin to dazell.And thou shalt read when mine begin to dazzle.dazzle (v.)
old form: dazell
grow dim, become unable to see properly
Tit III.ii.85
ExeuntExeunt Tit III.ii.85
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