The Taming of the Shrew

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Enter Katherina and Grumio.Enter Katherina and Grumio TS IV.iii.1.1
No, no forsooth I dare not for my life.No, no, forsooth, I dare not for my life.forsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
TS IV.iii.1
The more my wrong, the more his spite appears.The more my wrong, the more his spite appears.wrong (n.)
insult, offence, slight
TS IV.iii.2
What, did he marrie me to famish me?What, did he marry me to famish me? TS IV.iii.3
Beggers that come vnto my fathers doore,Beggars that come unto my father's door TS IV.iii.4
Vpon intreatie haue a present almes,Upon entreaty have a present alms, TS IV.iii.5
If not, elsewhere they meete with charitie:If not, elsewhere they meet with charity. TS IV.iii.6
But I, who neuer knew how to intreat,But I, who never knew how to entreat, TS IV.iii.7
Nor neuer needed that I should intreate,Nor never needed that I should entreat, TS IV.iii.8
Am staru'd for meate, giddie for lacke of sleepe:Am starved for meat, giddy for lack of sleep,meat (n.)

old form: meate
food, nourishment
TS IV.iii.9
With oathes kept waking, and with brawling fed,With oath kept waking, and with brawling fed. TS IV.iii.10
And that which spights me more then all these wants,And that which spites me more than all these wants,spite (n.)

old form: spights
irritate, mortify, vex
TS IV.iii.11
He does it vnder name of perfect loue:He does it under name of perfect love, TS IV.iii.12
As who should say. if I should sleepe or eateAs who should say, if I should sleep or eat, TS IV.iii.13
'Twere deadly sicknesse, or else present death.'Twere deadly sickness or else present death. TS IV.iii.14
I prethee go, aud get me some repast,I prithee go and get me some repast, TS IV.iii.15
I care not what, so it be holsome foode.I care not what, so it be wholesome food. TS IV.iii.16
What say you to a Neats foote?What say you to a neat's foot?neat (n.)
ox, cow, cattle
TS IV.iii.17
'Tis passing good, I prethee let me haue it.'Tis passing good, I prithee let me have it.passing (adv.)
very, exceedingly, extremely
TS IV.iii.18
I feare it is too chollericke a meate.I fear it is too choleric a meat.choleric (adj.)

old form: chollericke
giving rise to anger, causing bad temper
TS IV.iii.19
How say you to a fat Tripe finely broyl'd?How say you to a fat tripe finely broiled?finely (adv.)
nicely, delicately, subtly
TS IV.iii.20
I like it well, good Grumio fetch it me.I like it well. Good Grumio, fetch it me. TS IV.iii.21
I cannot tell, I feare 'tis chollericke.I cannot tell, I fear 'tis choleric. TS IV.iii.22
What say you to a peece of Beefe and Mustard?What say you to a piece of beef and mustard? TS IV.iii.23
A dish that I do loue to feede vpon.A dish that I do love to feed upon. TS IV.iii.24
I, but the Mustard is too hot a little.Ay, but the mustard is too hot a little. TS IV.iii.25
Why then the Beefe, and let the Mustard rest.Why then, the beef, and let the mustard, let
so much for, think no further of [someone / something]
TS IV.iii.26
Nay then I wil not, you shal haue the MustardNay then, I will not. You shall have the mustard, TS IV.iii.27
Or else you get no beefe of Grumio.Or else you get no beef of Grumio. TS IV.iii.28
Then both or one, or any thing thou wilt.Then both, or one, or anything thou wilt. TS IV.iii.29
Why then the Mustard without the beefe.Why then, the mustard without the beef. TS IV.iii.30
Go get thee gone, thou false deluding slaue,Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding slave,false (adj.)
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
TS IV.iii.31
Beats him.She beats him TS IV.iii.32
That feed'st me with the verie name of meate.That feed'st me with the very name of meat. TS IV.iii.32
Sorrow on thee, and all the packe of youSorrow on thee and all the pack of you TS IV.iii.33
That triumph thus vpon my misery:That triumph thus upon my misery! TS IV.iii.34
Go get thee gone, I say.Go, get thee gone, I say. TS IV.iii.35
Enter Petruchio, and Hortensio with meate.Enter Petruchio and Hortensio with meat TS IV.iii.36.1
How fares my Kate, what sweeting all a-mort?How fares my Kate? What, sweeting, all amort?fare (v.)
get on, manage, do, cope
TS IV.iii.36
sweeting (n.)
sweetheart, darling, dearest
amort (adj.)

old form: a-mort
dispirited, spiritless, dejected
Mistris, what cheere?Mistress, what cheer? TS IV.iii.37.1
Faith as cold as can be.Faith, as cold as can be. TS IV.iii.37.2
Plucke vp thy spirits, looke cheerfully vpon me.Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon me. TS IV.iii.38
Heere Loue, thou seest how diligent I am,Here love, thou seest how diligent I am,diligent (adj.)
attentive, heedful, ready to respond
TS IV.iii.39
To dresse thy meate my selfe, and bring it thee.To dress thy meat myself, and bring it thee.dress (v.)

old form: dresse
prepare, make ready
TS IV.iii.40
He sets the dish down TS IV.iii.41
I am sure sweet Kate, this kindnesse merites thankes.I am sure, sweet Kate, this kindness merits thanks. TS IV.iii.41
What, not a word? Nay then, thou lou'st it not:What, not a word? Nay, then, thou lov'st it not, TS IV.iii.42
And all my paines is sorted to no proofe.And all my pains is sorted to no proof.pain (n.)

old form: paines
effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
TS IV.iii.43
proof (n.)

old form: proofe
result, outcome, upshot
sort (v.)
turn out, fall out, come about
Heere take away this dish.Here, take away this dish. TS IV.iii.44.1
I pray you let it stand.I pray you, let it stand.stand (v.)
continue, remain, wait, stay put
TS IV.iii.44.2
The poorest seruice is repaide with thankes,The poorest service is repaid with thanks, TS IV.iii.45
And so shall mine before you touch the meate.And so shall mine before you touch the meat. TS IV.iii.46
I thanke you sir.I thank you, sir. TS IV.iii.47
Signior Petruchio, fie you are too blame:Signor Petruchio, fie, you are to blame.blame, to

old form: too
to be blamed, blameworthy
TS IV.iii.48
Come Mistris Kate, Ile beare you companie.Come, Mistress Kate, I'll bear you company. TS IV.iii.49
(aside to Hortensio) TS IV.iii.50
Eate it vp all Hortensio, if thou louest mee:Eat it up all, Hortensio, if thou lovest me. TS IV.iii.50
Much good do it vnto thy gentle heart:(to Katherina) Much good do it unto thy gentle heart! TS IV.iii.51
Kate eate apace; and now my honie Loue,Kate, eat apace. And now, my honey love,apace (adv.)
quickly, speedily, at a great rate
TS IV.iii.52
Will we returne vnto thy Fathers house,Will we return unto thy father's house TS IV.iii.53
And reuell it as brauely as the best,And revel it as bravely as the best,bravely (adv.)

old form: brauely
in fine clothes, splendidly dressed
TS IV.iii.54
With silken coats and caps, and golden Rings,With silken coats and caps, and golden rings, TS IV.iii.55
With Ruffes and Cuffes, and Fardingales, and things:With ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things,farthingale (n.)
long skirt extended at the back by a framework of hoops
TS IV.iii.56
ruff (n.)
frill of stiff folded linen, worn around the neck
With Scarfes, and Fannes, & double change of brau'ry,With scarfs and fans and double change of bravery,bravery (n.)

old form: brau'ry
finery, fine clothes, rich dress
TS IV.iii.57
With Amber Bracelets, Beades, and all this knau'ry.With amber bracelets, beads, and all this knavery.knavery (n.)

old form: knau'ry
showy adornment, trumpery, ornamentation
TS IV.iii.58
What hast thou din'd? The Tailor staies thy leasure,What, hast thou dined? The tailor stays thy leisure,stay (v.)

old form: staies
wait (for), await
TS IV.iii.59
leisure (n.)

old form: leasure
opportunity, moment, available time
To decke thy bodie with his ruffling treasure.To deck thy body with his ruffling treasure.ruffling (adj.)
frilled, lace-adorned; also: embellishing, gay
TS IV.iii.60
Enter Tailor.Enter Tailor TS IV.iii.61
Come Tailor, let vs see these ornaments.Come, tailor, let us see these ornaments. TS IV.iii.61
Lay forth the gowne. Lay forth the gown. TS IV.iii.62.1
Enter Haberdasher.Enter Haberdasher TS IV.iii.
What newes with you sir?What news with you, sir? TS IV.iii.62.2
Heere is the cap your Worship did bespeake.Here is the cap your worship did bespeak.bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke

old form: bespeake
ask for, order, request
TS IV.iii.63
Why this was moulded on a porrenger,Why, this was moulded on a porringermould (v.)
model, shape, fashion
TS IV.iii.64
porringer (n.)

old form: porrenger
pudding basin, pot [for puddings, soup, etc]
A Veluet dish: Fie, fie, 'tis lewd and filthy,A velvet dish. Fie, fie, 'tis lewd and filthy!lewd (adj.)
improper, unseemly
TS IV.iii.65
filthy (adj.)
nasty, contemptible, disgusting
Why 'tis a cockle or a walnut-shell,Why, 'tis a cockle or a walnut-shell,cockle (n.)
cockle shell, mussel-shell
TS IV.iii.66
A knacke, a toy, a tricke, a babies cap:A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap.trick (n.)

old form: tricke
bauble, trifle, whim
TS IV.iii.67
knack (n.)

old form: knacke
trifle, knick-knack, ornament
toy (n.)
piece of nonsense, foolish affair
Away with it, come let me haue a bigger.Away with it! Come, let me have a bigger. TS IV.iii.68
Ile haue no bigger, this doth fit the time,I'll have no bigger. This doth fit the time,time (n.)
times, present day, present state of affairs
TS IV.iii.69
fit (v.)
suit, befit, be suitable [for]
And Gentlewomen weare such caps as these.And gentlewomen wear such caps as these.gentlewoman (n.)
woman of good breeding, well-born lady
TS IV.iii.70
When you are gentle, you shall haue one too,When you are gentle, you shall have one too, TS IV.iii.71
And not till then.And not till then. TS IV.iii.72.1
(aside) TS IV.iii.72
That will not be in hast.That will not be in haste. TS IV.iii.72.2
Why sir I trust I may haue leaue to speake,Why sir, I trust I may have leave to speak, TS IV.iii.73
And speake I will. I am no childe, no babe,And speak I will. I am no child, no babe. TS IV.iii.74
Your betters haue indur'd me say my minde,Your betters have endured me say my mind,endure (v.)

old form: indur'd
let, allow, permit
TS IV.iii.75
And If you cannot, best you stop your eares.And if you cannot, best you stop your ears. TS IV.iii.76
My tongue will tell the anger of my heart,My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, TS IV.iii.77
Or els my heart concealing it wil breake,Or else my heart concealing it will break, TS IV.iii.78
And rather then it shall, I will be free,And rather than it shall, I will be free TS IV.iii.79
Euen to the vttermost as I please in words.Even to the uttermost, as I please, in words. TS IV.iii.80
Why thou saist true, it is paltrie cap,Why, thou say'st true – it is a paltry cap, TS IV.iii.81
A custard coffen, a bauble, a silken pie,A custard-coffin, a bauble, a silken pie.bauble (n.)
piece of rubbish, worthless trifle
TS IV.iii.82
custard-coffin (n.)

old form: custard coffen
crust surrounding a custard tart
I loue thee well in that thou lik'st it not.I love thee well in that thou lik'st it not. TS IV.iii.83
Loue me, or loue me not, I like the cap,Love me or love me not, I like the cap, TS IV.iii.84
And it I will haue, or I will haue none.And it I will have, or I will have none. TS IV.iii.85
Thy gowne, why I: come Tailor let vs see't.Thy gown? Why, ay. Come, tailor, let us see't. TS IV.iii.86
Exit Haberdasher TS IV.iii.86
Oh mercie God, what masking stuffe is heere?O mercy, God! What masquing stuff is here?masquing (adj.)

old form: masking
elaborate, grotesque, suitable for use in a masque
TS IV.iii.87
stuff (n.)

old form: stuffe
rubbish, nonsense
Whats this? a sleeue? 'tis like demi cannon,What's this? A sleeve? 'Tis like a demi-cannon.demi-cannon (n.)

old form: demi cannon
type of large gun
TS IV.iii.88
What, vp and downe caru'd like an apple Tart?What, up and down carved like an apple-tart?carve (v.)

old form: caru'd
design, make up, shape artistically
TS IV.iii.89
Heers snip, and nip, and cut, and slish and slash,Here's snip and nip and cut and slish and slash,cut (n.)
ornamental gap in a dress to show the colour underneath
TS IV.iii.90
Like to a Censor in a barbers shoppe:Like to a censer in a barber's shop.censer (n.)

old form: Censor
perfuming vessel with a perforated and ornamented lid
TS IV.iii.91
Why what a deuils name Tailor cal'st thou this?Why, what a devil's name, tailor, call'st thou this? TS IV.iii.92
(aside) TS IV.iii.93.1
I see shees like to haue neither cap nor gowne.I see she's like to have neither cap nor (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
TS IV.iii.93
You bid me make it orderlie and well,You bid me make it orderly and well, TS IV.iii.94
According to the fashion, and the time.According to the fashion and the time.time (n.)
times, present day, present state of affairs
TS IV.iii.95
Marrie and did: but if you be remembred,Marry, and did. But if you be remembered,remember (v.)

old form: remembred
recollect, recall, call to mind
TS IV.iii.96
marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
I did not bid you marre it to the time.I did not bid you mar it to the time.mar (v.)

old form: marre
ruin, harm, injure, damage
TS IV.iii.97
Go hop me ouer euery kennell home,Go, hop me over every kennel home,kennel (n.)

old form: kennell
street drain, gutter
TS IV.iii.98
For you shall hop without my custome sir:For you shall hop without my custom, sir. TS IV.iii.99
Ile none of it; hence, make your best of it.I'll none of it. Hence, make your best of it. TS IV.iii.100
I neuer saw a better fashion'd gowne,I never saw a better-fashioned gown, TS IV.iii.101
More queint, more pleasing, nor more commendable:More quaint, more pleasing, nor more commendable.quaint (adj.)

old form: queint
pretty, attractive, lovely
TS IV.iii.102
Belike you meane to make a puppet of me.Belike you mean to make a puppet of me.belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
TS IV.iii.103
Why true, he meanes to make a puppet of thee.Why, true, he means to make a puppet of thee. TS IV.iii.104
She saies your Worship meanes to make a puppet of her.She says your worship means to make a puppet of her. TS IV.iii.105
Oh monstrous arrogance: / Thou lyest, thou thred, thou thimble,O monstrous arrogance! Thou liest, thou thread, thou thimble, TS IV.iii.106
Thou yard three quarters, halfe yard, quarter, naile,Thou yard, three-quarters, half-yard, quarter, nail,nail (n.)

old form: naile
[measure of cloth] sixteenth of a yard [c.6 cm]
TS IV.iii.107
Thou Flea, thou Nit, thou winter cricket thou:Thou flea, thou nit, thou winter-cricket thou!nit (n.)
little fellow; shrimp, gnat
TS IV.iii.108
Brau'd in mine owne house with a skeine of thred:Braved in mine own house with a skein of thread?brave (v.)

old form: Brau'd
challenge, defy, confront, provoke
TS IV.iii.109
Away thou Ragge, thou quantitie, thou remnant,Away, thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant,quantity (n.)

old form: quantitie
fragment, little piece, tiny amount
TS IV.iii.110
rag (n.)

old form: Ragge
worthless wretch, good-for-nothing creature, beggar
Or I shall so be-mete thee with thy yard,Or I shall so bemete thee with thy yardyard (n.)
yard measure
TS IV.iii.111
bemete, be-mete (v.)
measure; also: mete out punishment
As thou shalt thinke on prating whil'st thou liu'st:As thou shalt think on prating whilst thou liv'st.prating (adj.)
prattling, chattering, blathering
TS IV.iii.112
think on (v.)

old form: thinke
think better of, think twice about
I tell thee I, that thou hast marr'd her gowne.I tell thee, I, that thou hast marred her gown.mar (v.)

old form: marr'd
ruin, harm, injure, damage
TS IV.iii.113
Your worship is deceiu'd, the gowne is madeYour worship is deceived – the gown is made TS IV.iii.114
Iust as my master had direction:Just as my master had direction. TS IV.iii.115
Grumio gaue order how it should be done.Grumio gave order how it should be done. TS IV.iii.116
I gaue him no order, I gaue him the stuffe.I gave him no order, I gave him the stuff. TS IV.iii.117
But how did you desire it should be made?But how did you desire it should be made? TS IV.iii.118
Marrie sir with needle and thred.Marry, sir, with needle and thread. TS IV.iii.119
But did you not request to haue it cut?But did you not request to have it cut? TS IV.iii.120
Thou hast fac'd many things.Thou hast faced many things.face (v.)

old form: fac'd
trim with braid, adorn
TS IV.iii.121
I haue.I have. TS IV.iii.122
Face not mee: thou hast brau'd manie men, braue Face not me. Thou hast braved many men; braveface (v.)
confront impudently, defy
TS IV.iii.123
brave (v.)

old form: brau'd
make splendid, adorn, brighten up
brave (v.)

old form: braue
challenge, defy, confront, provoke
not me; I will neither bee fac'd nor brau'd. I say vnto not me. I will neither be faced nor braved. I say unto TS IV.iii.124
thee, I bid thy Master cut out the gowne, but I did not thee, I bid thy master cut out the gown, but I did not TS IV.iii.125
bid him cut it to peeces. Ergo thou him cut it to pieces. Ergo, thou liest.ergo (adv.)
TS IV.iii.126
Why heere is the note of the fashion to testify.Why, here is the note of the fashion to testify.note (n.)
TS IV.iii.127
Reade it.Read it. TS IV.iii.128
The note lies in's throate if he say I said so.The note lies in's throat, if he say I said so.throat, lie in one's

old form: throate
be an outrageous liar
TS IV.iii.129
Tail. TAILOR  
(reads) TS IV.iii.130.1
Inprimis, a loose bodied gowne. Imprimis, a loose-bodied gown.’imprimis (adv.)
in the first place
TS IV.iii.130
loose-bodied (adj.)
Master, if euer I said loose-bodied gowne, sow me Master, if ever I said loose-bodied gown, sew me TS IV.iii.131
in the skirts of it, and beate me to death with a bottome of in the skirts of it and beat me to death with a bottom ofbottom (n.)

old form: bottome
bobbin, ball
TS IV.iii.132
browne thred: I said a gowne.brown thread. I said a gown. TS IV.iii.133
Proceede.Proceed. TS IV.iii.134
With a small compast cape.‘ With a small compassed cape.’compassed (adj.)

old form: compast
curved, rounded, arched
TS IV.iii.135
I confesse the cape.I confess the cape. TS IV.iii.136
With a trunke sleeue.‘ With a trunk sleeve.’trunk (adj.)

old form: trunke
full, puffed, wide
TS IV.iii.137
I confesse two sleeues.I confess two sleeves. TS IV.iii.138
The sleeues curiously cut.‘ The sleeves curiously cut.’curiously (adv.)
skilfully, carefully, proficiently
TS IV.iii.139
I there's the villanie.Ay, there's the villainy. TS IV.iii.140
Error i'th bill sir, error i'th bill? I commandedError i'th' bill, sir, error i'th' bill! I commandedbill (n.)
note, document, memorandum
TS IV.iii.141
the sleeues should be cut out, and sow'd vp againe, andthe sleeves should be cut out, and sewed up again; and TS IV.iii.142
that Ile proue vpon thee, though thy little finger be that I'll prove upon thee, though thy little finger beprove (v.)

old form: proue
test, try out, make trial [of]
TS IV.iii.143
armed in a thimble.armed in a thimble. TS IV.iii.144
This is true that I say, and I had thee in placeThis is true that I say; an I had thee in placeplace where, in
in a suitable place
TS IV.iii.145
and, an (conj.)
if, whether
where thou shouldst know it.where, thou shouldst know it. TS IV.iii.146
I am for thee straight: take thou the bill, giueI am for thee straight. Take thou the bill, givestraight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
TS IV.iii.147
me thy meat-yard, and spare not thy mete-yard, and spare not me.mete-yard (n.)

old form: meat-yard
measuring rod, yardstick
TS IV.iii.148
God-a-mercie Grumio, then hee shall haue noGod-a-mercy, Grumio, then he shall have noGod-a-mercy
exclamation of thanks, applause, surprise, etc [God have mercy]
TS IV.iii.149
oddes.odds.odds (n. plural)

old form: oddes
superiority, advantage, edge
TS IV.iii.150
Well sir in breefe the gowne is not for me.Well sir, in brief, the gown is not for me. TS IV.iii.151
You are i'th right sir, 'tis for my mistris.You are i'th' right, sir, 'tis for my mistress. TS IV.iii.152
Go take it vp vnto thy masters vse.Go, take it up unto thy master's use. TS IV.iii.153
Villaine, not for thy life: Take vp my MistresseVillain, not for thy life! Take up my mistress' TS IV.iii.154
gowne for thy masters vse.gown for thy master's use! TS IV.iii.155
Why sir, what's your conceit in that?Why sir, what's your conceit in that?conceit (n.)
notion, idea, thought
TS IV.iii.156
Oh sir, the conceit is deeper then you think for:O sir, the conceit is deeper than you think for.think for (v.)
imagine, expect, suppose
TS IV.iii.157
Take vp my Mistris gowne to his masters vse.Take up my mistress' gown to his master's use! TS IV.iii.158
Oh fie, fie, fie.O fie, fie, fie! TS IV.iii.159
(aside) TS IV.iii.160
Hortensio, say thou wilt see the Tailor paide:Hortensio, say thou wilt see the tailor paid. TS IV.iii.160
Go take it hence, be gone, and say no more.(to the Tailor) Go take it hence, be gone, and say no more. TS IV.iii.161
(aside) TS IV.iii.162
Tailor, Ile pay thee for thy gowne to morrow,Tailor, I'll pay thee for thy gown tomorrow. TS IV.iii.162
Take no vnkindnesse of his hastie words:Take no unkindness of his hasty words.unkindness (n.)

old form: vnkindnesse
offence, ill-will, umbrage
TS IV.iii.163
Away I say, commend me to thy master. Away, I say, commend me to thy master.commend (v.)
convey greetings, present kind regards
TS IV.iii.164
Exit Tail.Exit Tailor TS IV.iii.164
Well, come my Kate, we will vnto your fathers,Well, come my Kate, we will unto your father's TS IV.iii.165
Euen in these honest meane habiliments:Even in these honest mean habiliments.mean (adj.)

old form: meane
lowly, humble, poor
TS IV.iii.166
habiliment, abiliment (n.)
(usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
Our purses shall be proud, our garments poore:Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor,proud (adj.)
bulging, swelling
TS IV.iii.167
For 'tis the minde that makes the bodie rich.For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich, TS IV.iii.168
And as the Sunne breakes through the darkest clouds,And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, TS IV.iii.169
So honor peereth in the meanest habit.So honour peereth in the meanest habit.mean (adj.)
lowly, humble, poor
TS IV.iii.170
peer (v.)
appear, come into sight
habit (n.)
dress, clothing, costume
What is the Iay more precious then the Larke?What, is the jay more precious than the lark TS IV.iii.171
Because his feathers are more beautifull.Because his fathers are more beautiful? TS IV.iii.172
Or is the Adder better then the Eele,Or is the adder better than the eel TS IV.iii.173
Because his painted skin contents the eye.Because his painted skin contents the eye?painted (adj.)
colourful, multi-coloured
TS IV.iii.174
content (v.)
please, gratify, delight, satisfy
Oh no good Kate: neither art thou the worseO no, good Kate, neither art thou the worse TS IV.iii.175
For this poore furniture, and meane array.For this poor furniture and mean array.mean (adj.)

old form: meane
lowly, humble, poor
TS IV.iii.176
furniture (n.)
outfit, dress, costume
array (n.)
attire, clothes, clothing, dress
If thou accountedst it shame, lay it on me,If thou account'st it shame, lay it on me. TS IV.iii.177
And therefore frolicke, we will hence forthwith,And therefore frolic. We will hence forthwithfrolic (v.)

old form: frolicke
be joyful, make merry
TS IV.iii.178
To feast and sport vs at thy fathers house,To feast and sport us at thy father's house. TS IV.iii.179
Go call my men, and let vs straight to him, (to Grumio) Go call my men, and let us straight to him,straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
TS IV.iii.180
And bring our horses vnto Long-lane end,And bring our horses unto Long-lane end, TS IV.iii.181
There wil we mount, and thither walke on foote,There will we mount, and thither walk on foot. TS IV.iii.182
Let's see, I thinke 'tis now some seuen a clocke,Let's see, I think 'tis now some seven o'clock, TS IV.iii.183
And well we may come there by dinner time.And well we may come there by dinner-time. TS IV.iii.184
I dare assure you sir, 'tis almost two,I dare assure you, sir, 'tis almost two, TS IV.iii.185
And 'twill be supper time ere you come there.And 'twill be supper-time ere you come there. TS IV.iii.186
It shall be seuen ere I go to horse:It shall be seven ere I go to horse. TS IV.iii.187
Looke what I speake, or do, or thinke to doe,Look what I speak, or do, or think to do,look what (conj.)

old form: Looke
TS IV.iii.188
think (v.)

old form: thinke
intend, mean, propose
You are still crossing it, sirs let't alone,You are still crossing it. Sirs, let 't alone,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
TS IV.iii.189
cross (v.)
contradict, challenge, go against
I will not goe to day, and ere I doe,I will not go today, and ere I do, TS IV.iii.190
It shall be what a clock I say it is.It shall be what o'clock I say it is. TS IV.iii.191
Why so this gallant will command the sunne.Why, so this gallant will command the sun.gallant (n.)
fine gentleman, man of fashion
TS IV.iii.192
Exeunt TS IV.iii.192
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