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Enter Aron, Chiron and Demetrius at one dore: and Enter Aaron, Chiron, and Demetrius at one door; and Tit IV.ii.1.1
at another dore young Lucius and another, with a at the other door young Lucius and another with a Tit IV.ii.1.2
bundle of weapons, and verses writ vpon them.bundle of weapons and verses writ upon them Tit IV.ii.1.3
Chi. CHIRON 
Demetrius heeres the sonne of Lucius,Demetrius, here's the son of Lucius; Tit IV.ii.1
He hath some message to deliuer vs.He hath some message to deliver us. Tit IV.ii.2
Aron. AARON 
I some mad message from his mad Grandfather.Ay, some mad message from his mad grandfather. Tit IV.ii.3
Boy. YOUNG LUCIUS 
My Lords, with all the humblenesse I may,My lords, with all the humbleness I may, Tit IV.ii.4
I greete your honours from Andronicus,I greet your honours from Andronicus –  Tit IV.ii.5
And pray the Romane Gods confound you both.(Aside) And pray the Roman gods confound you both. Tit IV.ii.6
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
Gramercie louely Lucius, what's the newes?Gramercy, lovely Lucius, what's the news?gramercy, gramercies (int.)great thanksTit IV.ii.7
YOUNG LUCIUS  
(aside)decipher (v.)discover, detect, find outTit IV.ii.8
That you are both deciphered, that's the news, Tit IV.ii.8
For villanie's markt with rape. May it please you,For villains marked with rape. (To all) May it please you, Tit IV.ii.9
My Grandsire well aduis'd hath sent by me,My grandsire, well advised, hath sent by mewell-advised (adj.)
old form: well aduis'd
prudent, sensible, thoughtful
Tit IV.ii.10
The goodliest weapons of his Armorie,The goodliest weapons of his armoury Tit IV.ii.11
To gratifie your honourable youth,To gratify your honourable youth, Tit IV.ii.12
The hope of Rome, for so he bad me say:The hope of Rome, for so he bid me say. Tit IV.ii.13
Attendants give weapons Tit IV.ii.14
And so I do and with his gifts presentAnd so I do, and with his gifts present Tit IV.ii.14
Your Lordships, wheneuer you haue need,Your lordships, that, whenever you have need, Tit IV.ii.15
You may be armed and appointed well,You may be armed and appointed well.appoint (v.)arm, equip, furnishTit IV.ii.16
And so I leaue you both: like bloody villaines.And so I leave you both – (aside) like bloody villains. Tit IV.ii.17
ExitExit with attendant Tit IV.ii.17
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
What's heere? a scrole, & written round about?What's here? A scroll, and written round about? Tit IV.ii.18
Let's see.Let's see: Tit IV.ii.19
Integer vita scelerisque purus, Integer vitae scelerisque purus,integer...the one upright of life and unstained by crime does not need the javelins or the bow of the Moor Tit IV.ii.20
non egit maury iaculis nec arcus.Non eget Mauri iaculis, nec arcu. Tit IV.ii.21
Chi. CHIRON 
O 'tis a verse in Horace, I know it well.O, 'tis a verse in Horace, I know it well;Horace (n.)Latin poet, 1st-c BCTit IV.ii.22
I read it in the Grammer long agoe.I read it in the grammar long ago. Tit IV.ii.23
Moore. AARON 
I iust, a verse in Horace: right, you haue it,Ay, just – a verse in Horace, right you have it.just (adv.)
old form: iust
quite so, correct
Tit IV.ii.24
Now what a thing it is to be an Asse?(Aside) Now what a thing it is to be an ass! Tit IV.ii.25
Heer's no sound iest, the old man hath found their guilt,Here's no sound jest. The old man hath found their guilt, Tit IV.ii.26
And sends the weapons wrapt about with lines,And sends them weapons wrapped about with lines Tit IV.ii.27
That wound (beyond their feeling) to the quick:That wound beyond their feeling to the quick.quick (n.)sensitive parts [of the body], tender fleshTit IV.ii.28
But were our witty Empresse well afoot,But were our witty Empress well afoot,witty (adj.)clever, quick, intelligentTit IV.ii.29
afoot (adv.)astir, on the move, up and about
She would applaud Andronicus conceit:She would applaud Andronicus' conceit.conceit (n.)design, ingenuity, conceptionTit IV.ii.30
But let her rest, in her vnrest awhile.But let her rest in her unrest awhile. Tit IV.ii.31
(To Chiron and Demetrius) Tit IV.ii.32
And now young Lords, wa'stnot a happy starreAnd now, young lords, was't not a happy star Tit IV.ii.32
Led vs to Rome strangers, and more then so;Led us to Rome, strangers, and more than so, Tit IV.ii.33
Captiues, to be aduanced to this height?Captives, to be advanced to this height?advance (v.)
old form: aduanced
raise, lift up, upraise
Tit IV.ii.34
It did me good before the Pallace gate,It did me good before the palace gate Tit IV.ii.35
To braue the Tribune in his brothers hearing.To brave the tribune in his brother's hearing.brave (v.)
old form: braue
challenge, defy, confront, provoke
Tit IV.ii.36
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
But me more good, to see so great a LordBut me more good to see so great a lord Tit IV.ii.37
Basely insinuate, and send vs gifts.Basely insinuate and send us gifts.basely (adv.)dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiouslyTit IV.ii.38
insinuate (v.)curry favour, work subtly [on], ingratiate oneself
Moore. AARON 
Had he not reason Lord Demetrius?Had he not reason, Lord Demetrius? Tit IV.ii.39
Did you not vse his daughter very friendly?Did you not use his daughter very friendly?friendly (adv.)in a friendly wayTit IV.ii.40
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
I would we had a thousand Romane DamesI would we had a thousand Roman dames Tit IV.ii.41
At such a bay, by turne to serue our lust.At such a bay, by turn to serve our lust.bay (n.)[hunting] last stand, point of captureTit IV.ii.42
Chi. CHIRON 
A charitable wish, and full of loue.A charitable wish, and full of love. Tit IV.ii.43
Moore. AARON 
Heere lack's but you mother for to say, Amen.Here lacks but your mother for to say amen. Tit IV.ii.44
Chi. CHIRON 
And that would she for twenty thousand more.And that would she, for twenty thousand more. Tit IV.ii.45
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
Come, let vs go, and pray to all the GodsCome, let us go and pray to all the gods Tit IV.ii.46
For our beloued mother in her paines.For our beloved mother in her pains. Tit IV.ii.47
Moore. AARON  

(aside)give over (v.)
old form: giuen ouer
desert, leave, abandon
Tit IV.ii.48
Pray to the deuils, the gods haue giuen vs ouer.Pray to the devils; the gods have given us over. Tit IV.ii.48
Flourish.Trumpets sound Tit IV.ii.49
Dem. DEMETRIUS 
Why do the Emperors trumpets flourish thus?Why do the Emperor's trumpets flourish thus? Tit IV.ii.49
Chi. CHIRON 
Belike for ioy the Emperour hath a sonne.Belike for joy the Emperor hath a son.belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seemsTit IV.ii.50
DEMETRIUS 
Soft, who comes heere?Soft, who comes here?soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietTit IV.ii.51.1
Enter Nurse with a blackeaMoore childe.Enter Nurse with a blackamoor childblackamoor (n.)
old form: blackeaMoore
black-skinned African, negro
Tit IV.ii.51
morrow (n.)morning
Nur. NURSE 
Good morrow Lords:Good morrow, lords. Tit IV.ii.51.2
O tell me, did you see Aaron the Moore?O, tell me, did you see Aaron the Moor? Tit IV.ii.52
Aron. AARON 
Well, more or lesse, or nere a whit at all,Well, more or less, or ne'er a whit at all. Tit IV.ii.53
Heere Aaron is, and what with Aaron now?Here Aaron is, and what with Aaron now? Tit IV.ii.54
Nurse. NURSE 
Oh gentle Aaron, we are all vndone,O, gentle Aaron, we are all undone.gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindTit IV.ii.55
undone (adj.)
old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
Now helpe, or woe betide thee euermore.Now help, or woe betide thee evermore! Tit IV.ii.56
Aron. AARON 
Why, what a catterwalling dost thou keepe?Why, what a caterwauling dost thou keep. Tit IV.ii.57
What dost thou wrap and fumble in thine armes?What dost thou wrap and fumble in thine arms? Tit IV.ii.58
Nurse. NURSE 
O that which I would hide from heauens eye,O, that which I would hide from heaven's eye, Tit IV.ii.59
Our Empresse shame, and stately Romes disgrace,Our Empress' shame, and stately Rome's disgrace: Tit IV.ii.60
She is deliuered Lords, she is deliuered.She is delivered, lords, she is delivered. Tit IV.ii.61
Aron AARON 
To whom?To whom?abed / to bed, broughtdelivered of a childTit IV.ii.62.1
Nurse. NURSE 
I meane she is brought abed?I mean she is brought abed. Tit IV.ii.62.2
Aron. AARON 
Wel God giue her good rest, / What hath he sent her?Well, God give her good rest. What hath he sent her? Tit IV.ii.63
Nurse.NURSE 
A deuill.A devil.dam (n.)motherTit IV.ii.64.1
Aron. AARON 
Why then she is the Deuils Dam: Why then, she is the devil's dam: Tit IV.ii.64.2
a ioyfull issue.A joyful issue.issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantTit IV.ii.65
Nurse. NURSE 
A ioylesse, dismall, blacke &, sorrowfull issue,A joyless, dismal, black, and sorrowful issue. Tit IV.ii.66
Heere is the babe as loathsome as a toad,Here is the babe, as loathsome as a toad Tit IV.ii.67
Among'st the fairest breeders of our clime,Amongst the fair-faced breeders of our clime.clime (n.)land, region, realmTit IV.ii.68
The Empresse sends it thee, thy stampe, thy seale,The Empress sends it thee, thy stamp, thy seal, Tit IV.ii.69
And bids thee christen it with thy daggers point.And bids thee christen it with thy dagger's point. Tit IV.ii.70
Aron. AARON 
Out you whore, is black so base a hue?Zounds, ye whore, is black so base a hue?zounds (int.)God's woundsTit IV.ii.71
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
(To the baby)blowze (n.)
old form: blowse
red-faced lass
Tit IV.ii.72
Sweet blowse, you are a beautious blossome sure.Sweete blowze, you are a beauteous blossom, sure. Tit IV.ii.72
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
Villaine what hast thou done?Villain, what hast thou done? Tit IV.ii.73
Aron. AARON 
That which thou canst not vndoe.That which thou canst not undo. Tit IV.ii.74
Chi. CHIRON 
Thou hast vndone our mother.Thou hast undone our mother.undo (v.)
old form: vndoe
destroy the reputation of
Tit IV.ii.75
AARON 
Villain, I have done thy mother. Tit IV.ii.76
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
And therein hellish dog, thou hast vndone,And therein, hellish dog, thou hast undone her. Tit IV.ii.77
Woe to her chance, and damn'd her loathed choyce,Woe to her chance, and damned her loathed choice!chance (n.)fortune, lot, destinyTit IV.ii.78
Accur'st the off-spring of so foule a fiend.Accursed the offspring of so foul a fiend! Tit IV.ii.79
Chi. CHIRON 
It shall not liue.It shall not live. Tit IV.ii.80.1
Aron. AARON 
It shall not die.It shall not die. Tit IV.ii.80.2
Nurse. NURSE 
Aaron it must, the mother wils it so.Aaron, it must, the mother wills it so. Tit IV.ii.81
Aron. AARON 
What, must it Nurse? Then let no man but IWhat, must it, nurse? Then let no man but I Tit IV.ii.82
Doe execution on my flesh and blood.Do execution on my flesh and blood. Tit IV.ii.83
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
Ile broach the Tadpole on my Rapiers point:I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point.rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrustingTit IV.ii.84
broach (v.)pierce, impale, spit
Nurse giue it me, my sword shall soone dispatch it.Nurse, give it me; my sword shall soon dispatch it.dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish offTit IV.ii.85
Aron. AARON  
(taking the child and drawing his sword) Tit IV.ii.86
Sooner this sword shall plough thy bowels vp.Sooner this sword shall plough thy bowels up! Tit IV.ii.86
Stay murtherous villaines, will you kill your brother?Stay, murderous villains, will you kill your brother? Tit IV.ii.87
Now by the burning Tapers of the skie,Now, by the burning tapers of the skytaper (n.)candleTit IV.ii.88
That sh'one so brightly when this Boy was got,That shone so brightly when this boy was got,get (v.)beget, conceive, breedTit IV.ii.89
He dies vpon my Semitars sharpe point,He dies upon my scimitar's sharp pointscimitar (n.)short curved sword with a single edge, from the EastTit IV.ii.90
That touches this my first borne sonne and heire.That touches this, my first-born son and heir. Tit IV.ii.91
I tell you young-lings, not EnceladusI tell you, younglings, not EnceladusEnceladus (n.)giant who fought against the Olympian gods, son of Tartarus and Gaea; possible brother of TyphonTit IV.ii.92
youngling (n.)
old form: young-lings
stripling, youngster, beginner
With all his threatning band of Typhons broode,With all his threat'ning band of Typhon's brood,Typhon (n.)giant, half man half animal, who fought against the Olympian godsTit IV.ii.93
Nor great Alcides, nor the God of warre,Nor great Alcides, nor the god of war,Alcides (n.)[pron: al'siydeez] original name of Hercules, after his grandfather AlceusTit IV.ii.94
Shall ceaze this prey out of his fathers hands:Shall seize this prey out of his father's hands. Tit IV.ii.95
What, what, ye sanguine shallow harted Boyes,What, what, ye sanguine shallow-hearted boys,sanguine (adj.)red-faced, ruddy-huedTit IV.ii.96
Ye white-limb'd walls, ye Ale-house painted signes,Ye white-limed walls, ye alehouse painted signs! Tit IV.ii.97
Cole-blacke is better then another hue,Coal-black is better than another hue, Tit IV.ii.98
In that it scornes to beare another hue:In that it scorns to bear another hue: Tit IV.ii.99
For all the water in the Ocean,For all the water in the ocean Tit IV.ii.100
Can neuer turne the Swans blacke legs to white,Can never turn the swan's black legs to white, Tit IV.ii.101
Although she laue them hourely in the flood:Although she lave them hourly in the flood.lave (v.)
old form: laue
wash, bathe, soak
Tit IV.ii.102
Tell the Empresse from me, I am of age(To Nurse) Tell the Empress from me I am of age Tit IV.ii.103
To keepe mine owne, excuse it how she can.To keep mine own, excuse it how she can. Tit IV.ii.104
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
Wilt thou betray thy noble mistris thus?Wilt thou betray thy noble mistress thus? Tit IV.ii.105
Aron. AARON 
My mistris is my mistris: this my selfe,My mistress is my mistress, this myself, Tit IV.ii.106
The vigour, and the picture of my youth:The vigour and the picture of my youth. Tit IV.ii.107
This, before all the world do I preferre,This before all the world do I prefer; Tit IV.ii.108
This mauger all the world will I keepe safe,This maugre all the world will I keep safe,maugre (prep.)
old form: mauger
[pron: 'mawguh] in spite of
Tit IV.ii.109
Or some of you shall smoake for it in Rome.Or some of you shall smoke for it in Rome.smoke (v.)
old form: smoake
burn, suffer severely
Tit IV.ii.110
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
By this our mother is foreuer sham'd.By this our mother is forever shamed. Tit IV.ii.111
Chi. CHIRON 
Rome will despise her for this foule escape.Rome will despise her for this foul escape.escape (n.)transgression, misdeed, moral errorTit IV.ii.112
Nur. NURSE 
The Emperour in his rage will doome her death.The Emperor in his rage will doom her death.doom (v.)
old form: doome
decree, decide, adjudge
Tit IV.ii.113
Chi. CHIRON 
I blush to thinke vpon this ignominie.I blush to think upon this ignomy.ignomy (n.)
old form: ignominie
ignominy, dishonour, shame
Tit IV.ii.114
Aron. AARON 
Why ther's the priuiledge your beauty beares:Why, there's the privilege your beauty bears. Tit IV.ii.115
Fie trecherous hue, that will betray with blushingFie, treacherous hue, that will betray with blushing Tit IV.ii.116
The close enacts and counsels of the hart:The close enacts and counsels of thy heart.close (adj.)secret, concealed, hiddenTit IV.ii.117
enact (n.)purpose, resolve, resolution
Heer's a young Lad fram'd of another leere,Here's a young lad framed of another leer.leer (n.)
old form: leere
complexion, countenance, look
Tit IV.ii.118
Looke how the blacke slaue smiles vpon the father;Look how the black slave smiles upon the father, Tit IV.ii.119
As who should say, old Lad I am thine owne.As who should say, ‘ Old lad, I am thine own.’ Tit IV.ii.120
He is your brother Lords, sensibly fedHe is your brother, lords, sensibly fedsensibly (adv.)as a feeling person, with a sensitive bodyTit IV.ii.121
Of that selfe blood that first gaue life to you,Of that self blood that first gave life to you,self (adj.)
old form: selfe
same, selfsame, identical, exact
Tit IV.ii.122
And from that wombe where you imprisoned wereAnd from that womb where you imprisoned were Tit IV.ii.123
He is infranchised and come to light:He is enfranchised and come to light.enfranchise (v.)
old form: infranchised
set free, liberate
Tit IV.ii.124
Nay he is your brother by the surer side,Nay, he is your brother by the surer side,sure (adj.)certain, definite, reliableTit IV.ii.125
Although my seale be stamped in his face.Although my seal be stamped in his face. Tit IV.ii.126
Nurse. NURSE 
Aaron what shall I say vnto the Empresse?Aaron, what shall I say unto the Empress? Tit IV.ii.127
Dem. DEMETRIUS 
Aduise thee Aaron, what is to be done,Advise thee, Aaron, what is to be done, Tit IV.ii.128
And we will all subscribe to thy aduise:And we will all subscribe to thy advice.subscribe to (v.)concur with, give assent toTit IV.ii.129
Saue thou the child, so we may all be safe.Save thou the child, so we may all be safe. Tit IV.ii.130
Aron. AARON 
Then sit we downe and let vs all consult.Then sit we down and let us all consult. Tit IV.ii.131
My sonne and I will haue the winde of you:My son and I will have the wind of you.wind of, have the
old form: winde
[hunting] stay downwind of; stay in a safe position in relation to
Tit IV.ii.132
Keepe there, Keep there. (They sit) Tit IV.ii.133.1
now talke at pleasure of your safety.Now talk at pleasure of your safety. Tit IV.ii.133.2
Deme. DEMETRIUS  
(to Nurse) Tit IV.ii.134
How many women saw this childe of his?How many women saw this child of his? Tit IV.ii.134
Aron. AARON 
Why so braue Lords, when we ioyne in leagueWhy, so, brave lords, when we join in leaguebrave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
Tit IV.ii.135
I am a Lambe: but if you braue the Moore,I am a lamb, but if you brave the Moor,brave (v.)
old form: braue
challenge, defy, confront, provoke
Tit IV.ii.136
The chafed Bore, the mountaine Lyonesse,The chafed boar, the mountain lioness,chafed (adj.)enraged, irritated, angeredTit IV.ii.137
The Ocean swells not so at Aaron stormes:The ocean, swells not so as Aaron storms. Tit IV.ii.138
But say againe, how many saw the childe?(To Nurse) But say again, how many saw the child? Tit IV.ii.139
Nurse. NURSE 
Cornelia, the midwife, and myselfe,Cornelia the midwife, and myself, Tit IV.ii.140
And none else but the deliuered Empresse.And no one else but the delivered Empress. Tit IV.ii.141
Aron. AARON 
The Empresse, the Midwife, and yourselfe,The Empress, the midwife, and yourself. Tit IV.ii.142
Two may keepe counsell, when the third's away:Two may keep counsel when the third's away. Tit IV.ii.143
Goe to the Empresse, tell her this I said,Go to the Empress, tell her this I said: Tit IV.ii.144
He kils herHe kills her Tit IV.ii.145
Weeke, weeke, so cries a Pigge prepared to th'spit.‘ Wheak, wheak!’ – so cries a pig prepared to the spit. Tit IV.ii.145
All stand up Tit IV.ii.146
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
What mean'st thou Aaron? / Wherefore did'st thou this?What mean'st thou, Aaron? Wherefore didst thou this? Tit IV.ii.146
Aron. AARON 
O Lord sir, 'tis a deed of pollicie?O Lord, sir, 'tis a deed of policy.policy (n.)
old form: pollicie
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
Tit IV.ii.147
Shall she liue to betray this guilt of our's:Shall she live to betray this guilt of ours? Tit IV.ii.148
A long tongu'd babling Gossip? No Lords no:A long-tongued, babbling gossip? No, lords, no.long-tongued (adj.)
old form: long tongu'd
chattering, prattling
Tit IV.ii.149
gossip (n.)tattler, chatterer, idle talker
And now be it knowne to you my full intent.And now be it known to you my full intent.intent (n.)intention, purpose, aimTit IV.ii.150
Not farre, one Muliteus my Country-manNot far, one Muly lives, my countryman: Tit IV.ii.151
His wife but yesternight was brought to bed,His wife but yesternight was brought to bed;yesternight (n.)last nightTit IV.ii.152
abed / to bed, broughtdelivered of a child
His childe is like to her, faire as you are:His child is like to her, fair as you are. Tit IV.ii.153
Goe packe with him, and giue the mother gold,Go pack with him and give the mother gold,pack (v.)
old form: packe
enter into a private arrangement, make a secret deal
Tit IV.ii.154
And tell them both the circumstance of all,And tell them both the circumstance of all, Tit IV.ii.155
And how by this their Childe shall be aduaunc'd,And how by this their child shall be advanced,advance (v.)
old form: aduaunc'd
raise, lift up, upraise
Tit IV.ii.156
And be receiued for the Emperours heyre,And be received for the Emperor's heir, Tit IV.ii.157
And substituted in the place of mine,And substituted in the place of mine Tit IV.ii.158
To calme this tempest whirling in the Court,To calm this tempest whirling in the court, Tit IV.ii.159
And let the Emperour dandle him for his owne.And let the Emperor dandle him for his own.dandle (v.)pamper, fondle, petTit IV.ii.160
Harke ye Lords, Hark ye, lords, (pointing to the Nurse) Tit IV.ii.161.1
ye see I haue giuen her physicke,you see I have given her physic, Tit IV.ii.161.2
And you must needs bestow her funerall,And you must needs bestow her funeral.bestow (v.)give, provide, grantTit IV.ii.162
The fields are neere, and you are gallant Groomes:The fields are near, and you are gallant grooms.groom (n.)
old form: Groomes
servingman, servant, male attendant
Tit IV.ii.163
gallant (adj.)fine, splendid, grand
This done, see that you take no longer daiesThis done, see that you take no longer days,day (n.)
old form: daies
(plural) time, delay, period of action
Tit IV.ii.164
But send the Midwife presently to me.But send the midwife presently to me.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceTit IV.ii.165
The Midwife and the Nurse well made away,The midwife and the Nurse well made away,make away (v.)put an end to, do away withTit IV.ii.166
Then let the Ladies tattle what they please.Then let the ladies tattle what they please. Tit IV.ii.167
Chi. CHIRON 
Aaron I see thou wilt not ttust the ayre Aaron, I see thou wilt not trust the air Tit IV.ii.168
with secrets.With secrets. Tit IV.ii.169.1
Deme. DEMETRIUS 
For this care of Tamora,For this care of Tamora, Tit IV.ii.169.2
Herselfe, and hers are highly bound to thee.Herself and hers are highly bound to thee. Tit IV.ii.170
Exeunt.Exeunt Chiron and Demetrius with the Nurse's body Tit IV.ii.170
Aron. AARON 
Now to the Gothes, as swift as Swallow flies,Now to the Goths, as swift as swallow flies, Tit IV.ii.171
There to dispose this treasure in mine armes,There to dispose this treasure in mine arms,dispose (v.)place, distribute, organizeTit IV.ii.172
And secretly to greete the Empresse friends:And secretly to greet the Empress' friends. Tit IV.ii.173
Come on you thick-lipt-slaue, Ile beare you hence,Come on, you thick-lipped slave, I'll bear you hence, Tit IV.ii.174
For it is you that puts vs to our shifts:For it is you that puts us to our shifts.put (v.)force, make, compelTit IV.ii.175
shift (n.)stratagem, contriving, trick
Ile make you feed on berries, and on rootes,I'll make you feed on berries and on roots, Tit IV.ii.176
And feed on curds and whay, and sucke the Goate,And feed on curds and whey, and suck the goat,curds and whey
old form: whay
foodstuff made of curdled milk
Tit IV.ii.177
suck (v.)
old form: sucke
take milk from
fat (v.)fatten, feed up, nourish
And cabbin in a Caue, and bring you vpAnd cabin in a cave, and bring you upcabin (v.)
old form: cabbin
dwell, lodge, take shelter in
Tit IV.ii.178
To be a warriour, and command a Campe.To be a warrior and command a camp. Tit IV.ii.179
ExitExit Tit IV.ii.179
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