Measure for Measure

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Enter Angelo, Escalus, and seruants, Iustice.Enter Angelo, Escalus, and Servants, Justice MM II.i.1
We must not make a scar-crow of the Law,We must not make a scarecrow of the law, MM II.i.1
Setting it vp to feare the Birds of prey,Setting it up to fear the birds of prey,fear (v.)

old form: feare
frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
MM II.i.2
And let it keepe one shape, till custome make itAnd let it keep one shape, till custom make it MM II.i.3
Their pearch, and not their terror.Their perch and not their terror. MM II.i.4.1
I, but yetAy, but yet MM II.i.4.2
Let vs be keene, and rather cut a littleLet us be keen and rather cut a littlekeen (adj.)

old form: keene
perceptive, sensitive, shrewd
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Then fall, and bruise to death: alas, this gentlemanThan fall, and bruise to death. Alas, this gentleman,fall (v.)
drop, descend, let fall
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bruise (v.)
crush, smash, destroy
Whom I would saue, had a most noble father,Whom I would save, had a most noble father. MM II.i.7
Let but your honour knowLet but your honour know, MM II.i.8
(Whom I beleeue to be most strait in vertue)Whom I believe to be most strait in virtue,strait (adj.)
strict, rigorous, scrupulous
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That in the working of your owne affections,That, in the working of your own affections,affection (n.)
desire, passion, lustful feeling
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Had time coheard with Place, or place with wishing,Had time cohered with place or place with wishing,cohere (v.)

old form: coheard
agree, accord, hold together
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Or that the resolute acting of our bloodOr that the resolute acting of your bloodblood (n.)
passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
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Could haue attaind th' effect of your owne purpose,Could have attained th' effect of your own purpose,effect (n.)
result, end, outcome, fulfilment
MM II.i.13
purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
Whether you had not sometime in your lifeWhether you had not sometime in your life MM II.i.14
Er'd in this point, which now you censure him,Erred in this point which now you censure him,censure (v.)
pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
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And puld the Law vpon you.And pulled the law upon you. MM II.i.16
'Tis one thing to be tempted (Escalus)'Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus, MM II.i.17
Another thing to fall: I not denyAnother thing to fall. I not deny, MM II.i.18
The Iury passing on the Prisoners lifeThe jury, passing on the prisoner's life,pass (v.)
pass sentence, adjudicate
MM II.i.19
May in the sworne-twelue haue a thiefe, or twoMay in the sworn twelve have a thief or two MM II.i.20
Guiltier then him they try; what's open made to Iustice,Guiltier than him they try; what's open made to justice, MM II.i.21
That Iustice ceizes; What knowes the LawesThat justice seizes; what knows the laws MM II.i.22
That theeues do passe on theeues? 'Tis very pregnant,That thieves do pass on thieves? 'Tis very pregnant,pregnant (adj.)
obvious, clear, evident
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The Iewell that we finde, we stoope, and take't,The jewel that we find, we stoop and take't MM II.i.24
Because we see it; but what we doe not see,Because we see it; but what we do not see MM II.i.25
We tread vpon, and neuer thinke of it.We tread upon, and never think of it. MM II.i.26
You may not so extenuate his offence,You may not so extenuate his offenceextenuate (v.)
mitigate, lessen, tone down
MM II.i.27
For I haue had such faults; but rather tell meFor I have had such faults; but rather tell me,fault (n.)
failing, weakness
MM II.i.28
When I, that censure him, do so offend,When I, that censure him, do so offend, MM II.i.29
Let mine owne Iudgement patterne out my death,Let mine own judgement pattern out my deathpattern out (v.)

old form: patterne
be a pattern for, act as a precedent for
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And nothing come in partiall. Sir, he must dye.And nothing come in partial. Sir, he must die.partial, in

old form: partiall
with partiality, in a biased manner
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Enter Prouost.Enter Provost MM II.i.32
Be it as your wisedome will.Be it as your wisdom will. MM II.i.32.1
Where is the Prouost?Where is the provost? MM II.i.32.2
Here if it like your honour.Here, if it like your (v.)
please, suit
MM II.i.33.1
See that ClaudioSee that Claudio MM II.i.33.2
Be executed by nine to morrow morning,Be executed by tomorrow morning: MM II.i.34
Bring him his Confessor, let him be prepar'd,Bring his confessor, let him be prepared; MM II.i.35
For that's the vtmost of his pilgrimage.For that's the utmost of his pilgrimage.pilgrimage (n.)
journey, passage, voyage
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Exit Provost MM II.i.36
Well: heauen forgiue him; and forgiue vs all:Well, heaven forgive him, and forgive us all. MM II.i.37
Some rise by sinne, and some by vertue fall:Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall: MM II.i.38
Some run from brakes of Ice, and answere none,Some run from brakes of office, and answer none,office (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
MM II.i.39
brake (n.)
entanglement, snare, restriction
And some condemned for a fault alone.And some condemned for a fault alone.fault (n.)
mistake, error, blunder
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Enter Elbow, Froth, Clowne, Officers.Enter Elbow, Froth, Pompey, Officers MM II.i.41
Come, bring them away: if these be good peopleCome, bring them away. If these be good people MM II.i.41
in a Common-weale, that doe nothing but vse their abusesin a commonweal that do nothing but use their abusescommonweal, commonwealth (n.)

old form: a Common-weale
state, nation, community, body politic
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abuse (n.)
corrupt practice, wicked way
in common houses, I know no law: bring them common houses, I know no law. Bring them away.common house (n.)
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How now Sir, what's your name? And what'sHow now, sir, what's your name? And what's MM II.i.44
the matter?the matter? MM II.i.45
If it please your honour, I am the poore DukesIf it please your honour, I am the poor Duke's MM II.i.46
Constable, and my name is Elbow; I doe leane vponconstable, and my name is Elbow. I do lean upon MM II.i.47
Iustice Sir, and doe bring in here before your goodjustice, sir, and do bring in here before your good MM II.i.48
honor, two notorious Benefactors.honour two notorious benefactors.benefactor (n.)
malapropism for ‘malefactor’
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Benefactors? Well: What Benefactors are they?Benefactors? Well, what benefactors are they? MM II.i.50
Are they not Malefactors?Are they not malefactors? MM II.i.51
If it please your honour, I know not well what theyIf it please your honour, I know not well what they MM II.i.52
are: But precise villaines they are, that I am sure of, andare; but precise villains they are, that I am sure of, and MM II.i.53
void of all prophanation in the world, that good Christiansvoid of all profanation in the world that good Christians MM II.i.54
ought to haue.ought to have. MM II.i.55
This comes off well: here's a wise Officer.This comes off well. Here's a wise officer.come off (v.)
turn out, result
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Goe to: What quality are they of? Elbow is yourGo to. What quality are they of? Elbow is yourquality (n.)
profession, occupation, business
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name? Why do'st thou not speake Elbow?name? Why dost thou not speak, Elbow? MM II.i.58
He cannot Sir: he's out at Elbow.He cannot, sir. He's out at elbow.elbow, out at
in bad condition
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What are you Sir?What are you, sir? MM II.i.60
He Sir: a Tapster Sir: parcell Baud: one thatHe, sir? A tapster, sir, parcel-bawd; one thattapster (n.)
inn waiter, drawer of ale
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parcel-bawd (n.)

old form: parcell Baud
part-time pimp
serues a bad woman: whose house Sir was (as they say)serves a bad woman, whose house, sir, was, as they say, MM II.i.62
pluckt downe in the Suborbs: and now shee professes aplucked down in the suburbs, and now she professes aprofess (v.)
make profession of, do as an occupation
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hot-house; which, I thinke is a very ill house, which I think is a very ill house too.ill (adj.)
evil, wicked, immoral
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hot-house (n.)
brothel; bath-house
How know you that?How know you that? MM II.i.65
My wife Sir? whom I detest before heauen, andMy wife, sir, whom I detest before heaven anddetest (v.)
malapropism for ‘protest’
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your honour.your honour –  MM II.i.67
How? thy wife?How? Thy wife? MM II.i.68
I Sir: whom I thanke heauen is an honest Ay, sir, whom I thank heaven is an honest MM II.i.69
woman.woman –  MM II.i.70
Do'st thou detest her therefore?Dost thou detest her therefore? MM II.i.71
I say sir, I will detest my selfe also, as well as she,I say, sir, I will detest myself also, as well as she, MM II.i.72
that this house, if it be not a Bauds house, it is pittythat this house, if it be not a bawd's house, it is pitybawd (n.)

old form: Bauds
pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
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of her life, for it is a naughty house.of her life, for it is a naughty house.naughty (adj.)
wicked, evil, vile
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How do'st thou know that, Constable?How dost thou know that, constable? MM II.i.75
Marry sir, by my wife, who, if she had bin aMarry, sir, by my wife, who, if she had been amarry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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woman Cardinally giuen, might haue bin accus'd inwoman cardinally given, might have been accused incardinally (adv.)
malapropism for ‘carnally’
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fornication, adultery, and all vncleanlinesse there.fornication, adultery, and all uncleanliness there. MM II.i.78
By the womans meanes?By the woman's means? MM II.i.79
I sir, by Mistris Ouer-dons meanes: but as Ay, sir, by Mistress Overdone's means; but as MM II.i.80
she spit in his face, so she defide him.she spit in his face, so she defied him. MM II.i.81
Sir, if it please your honor, this is not so.Sir, if it please your honour, this is not so. MM II.i.82
Proue it before these varlets here, thou honorableProve it before these varlets here, thou honourablevarlet (n.)
knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
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man, proue, prove it. MM II.i.84
Doe you heare how he misplaces?Do you hear how he misplaces?misplace (v.)
put words in the wrong place
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Sir, she came in great with childe: and longingSir, she came in great with child, and longing –  MM II.i.86
(sauing your honors reuerence) for stewd prewyns; saving your honour's reverence – for stewed prunes.stewed prune

old form: stewd prewyns
prostitute, bawd, whore
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sir, we had but two in the house, which at that verySir, we had but two in the house, which at that very MM II.i.88
distant time stood, as it were in a fruit dish (a dish of distant time stood, as it were, in a fruit dish, a dish of MM II.i.89
some three pence; your honours haue seene such dishes)some threepence; your honours have seen such dishes; MM II.i.90
they are not China-dishes, but very good dishes.they are not china dishes, but very good dishes. MM II.i.91
Go too: go too: no matter for the dish sir.Go to, go to; no matter for the dish, sir. MM II.i.92
No indeede sir not of a pin; you are therein inNo, indeed, sir, not of a pin; you are therein inpin (n.)
trifle, triviality, insignificant amount
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the right: but, to the point: As I say, this Mistris the right: but to the point. As I say, this Mistress MM II.i.94
Elbow, being (as I say) with childe, and being great bellied,Elbow, being, as I say, with child, and being great-bellied, MM II.i.95
and longing (as I said) for prewyns: and hauingand longing, as I said, for prunes, and having MM II.i.96
but two in the dish (as I said) Master Froth here, thisbut two in the dish, as I said, Master Froth here, this MM II.i.97
very man, hauing eaten the rest (as I said) & (as I very man, having eaten the rest, as I said, and, as I MM II.i.98
say) paying for them very honestly: for, as you knowsay, paying for them very honestly, for, as you know, MM II.i.99
Master Froth, I could not giue you three pence againe.Master Froth, I could not give you threepence again. MM II.i.100
No indeede.No, indeed. MM II.i.101
Very well: you being then (if you be remembred)Very well: you being then, if you be remembered, MM II.i.102
cracking the stones of the foresaid prewyns.cracking the stones of the foresaid prunes – foresaid (adj.)
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I, so I did indeede.Ay, so I did, indeed. MM II.i.104
Why, very well: I telling you then (if you beWhy, very well: I telling you then, if you be MM II.i.105
remembred) that such a one, and such a one, were pastremembered, that such a one and such a one were past MM II.i.106
cure of the thing you wot of, vnlesse they kept very goodcure of the thing you wot of, unless they kept very goodwot (v.)
learn, know, be told
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diet, as I told, as I told you – diet (n.)
therapeutic nutrition, curative regime
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All this is true.All this is true. MM II.i.109
Why very well then.Why, very well then –  MM II.i.110
Come: you are a tedious foole: to the purpose:Come, you are a tedious fool. To the purpose.purpose (n.)
point at issue, matter in hand
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what was done to Elbowes wife, that hee hath cause toWhat was done to Elbow's wife, that he hath cause to MM II.i.112
complaine of? Come me to what was done to her.complain of? Come me to what was done to her. MM II.i.113
Sir, your honor cannot come to that yet.Sir, your honour cannot come to that yet. MM II.i.114
No sir, nor I meane it not.No, sir, nor I mean it not. MM II.i.115
Sir, but you shall come to it, by your honoursSir, but you shall come to it, by your honour's MM II.i.116
leaue: And I beseech you, looke into Master Froth hereleave. And, I beseech you look into Master Froth here, MM II.i.117
sir, a man of foure-score pound a yeare; whose father diedsir; a man of fourscore pound a year, whose father died MM II.i.118
at Hallowmas: Was't not at Hallowmas Master Froth?at Hallowmas. Was't not at Hallowmas, Master Froth?Hallowmas (n.)
in Christian tradition, All Saints' Day, 1 November
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Allhallond-Eue.Allhallond Eve.Allhallond Eve (n.)
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Why very well: I hope here be truthes: he Sir,Why, very well. I hope here be truths. He, sir, MM II.i.121
sitting (as I say) in a lower chaire, Sir, 'twas in thesitting, as I say, in a lower chair, sir – 'twas in the MM II.i.122
bunch of Grapes, where indeede you haue a delight to sit,Bunch of Grapes, where indeed you have a delight to sit, MM II.i.123
haue you not?have you not? MM II.i.124
I haue so, because it is an open roome, and good forI have so, because it is an open room and good foropen (adj.)
public, exposed to general view
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winter.winter. MM II.i.126
Why very well then: I hope here be truthes.Why, very well then. I hope here be truths. MM II.i.127
This will last out a night in RussiaThis will last out a night in Russia MM II.i.128
When nights are longest there: Ile take my leaue,When nights are longest there. I'll take my leave, MM II.i.129
And leaue you to the hearing of the cause;And leave you to the hearing of the cause, MM II.i.130
Hoping youle finde good cause to whip them all.Hoping you'll find good cause to whip them all. MM II.i.131
I thinke no lesse: good morrow to your Lordship.I think no less. Good morrow to your lordship.morrow (n.)
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Exit.Exit Angelo MM II.i.132
Now Sir, come on: What was done to Elbowes wife,Now, sir, come on. What was done to Elbow's wife, MM II.i.133
once more?once more? MM II.i.134
Once Sir? there was nothing done to her once.Once, sir? There was nothing done to her once. MM II.i.135
I beseech you Sir, aske him what this man did toI beseech you, sir, ask him what this man did to MM II.i.136
my wife. MM II.i.137
I beseech your honor, aske me.I beseech your honour, ask me. MM II.i.138
Well sir, what did this Gentleman to her?Well, sir, what did this gentleman to her? MM II.i.139
I beseech you sir, looke in this Gentlemans face:I beseech you, sir, look in this gentleman's face. MM II.i.140
good Master Froth looke vpon his honor; 'tis for aGood Master Froth, look upon his honour; 'tis for a MM II.i.141
good purpose: doth your honor marke his face?good purpose. Doth your honour mark his face?mark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
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purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
I sir, very well.Ay, sir, very well. MM II.i.143
Nay, I beseech you marke it well.Nay, I beseech you, mark it well. MM II.i.144
Well, I doe so.Well, I do so. MM II.i.145
Doth your honor see any harme in his face?Doth your honour see any harm in his face? MM II.i.146
Why no.Why, no. MM II.i.147
Ile be supposd vpon a booke, his face is theI'll be supposed upon a book, his face is thesupposed (adj.)

old form: supposd
malapropism for ‘deposed’
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worst thing about him: good then: if his face be theworst thing about him. Good, then; if his face be the MM II.i.149
worst thing about him, how could Master Froth doe theworst thing about him, how could Master Froth do the MM II.i.150
Constables wife any harme? I would know that of yourconstable's wife any harm? I would know that of your MM II.i.151
honour.honour. MM II.i.152
He's in the right (Constable) what say you to it?He's in the right. Constable, what say you to it? MM II.i.153
First, and it like you, the house is a respectedFirst, an it like you, the house is a respectedrespected (adj.)
malapropism for ‘suspected’
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like (v.)
please, suit
and, an (conj.)
if, whether
house; next, this is a respected fellow; and his Mistrishouse; next, this is a respected fellow, and his mistress MM II.i.155
is a respected a respected woman. MM II.i.156
By this hand Sir, his wife is a more respectedBy this hand, sir, his wife is a more respected MM II.i.157
person then any of vs all.person than any of us all. MM II.i.158
Varlet, thou lyest; thou lyest wicked varlet: theVarlet, thou liest; thou liest, wicked varlet. Thevarlet (n.)
knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
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time is yet to come that shee was euer respected with man,time is yet to come that she was ever respected with man, MM II.i.160
woman, or childe.woman, or child. MM II.i.161
Sir, she was respected with him, before heSir, she was respected with him before he MM II.i.162
married with her.married with her. MM II.i.163
Which is the wiser here; Iustice or Iniquitie? IsWhich is the wiser here, Justice or Iniquity? IsIniquity (n.)
comic character representing vice in morality plays
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this true?this true? MM II.i.165
O thou caytiffe: O thou varlet: O thou wicked O thou caitiff, O thou varlet, O thou wickedcaitiff (n.)

old form: caytiffe
[sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
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Hanniball; I respected with her, before I was marriedHannibal! I respected with her before I was marriedHannibal (n.)

old form: Hanniball
malapropism for ‘cannibal’
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Hannibal (n.)
Carthaginian general, 3rd-c BC
to her? If euer I was respected with her, or she withto her? If ever I was respected with her, or she with MM II.i.168
me, let not your worship thinke mee the poore Dukes me, let not your worship think me the poor Duke's MM II.i.169
Officer: proue this, thou wicked Hanniball, or ile haueofficer. Prove this, thou wicked Hannibal, or I'll have MM II.i.170
mine action of battry on thee.mine action of battery on thee. MM II.i.171
If he tooke you a box o'th' eare, you might haueIf he took you a box o'th' ear, you might have MM II.i.172
your action of slander too.your action of slander, too. MM II.i.173
Marry I thanke your good worship for it: whatMarry, I thank your good worship for it. Whatmarry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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is't your Worships pleasure I shall doe with this wickedis't your worship's pleasure I shall do with this wicked MM II.i.175
Caitiffe?caitiff? MM II.i.176
Truly Officer, because he hath some offences inTruly, officer, because he hath some offences in MM II.i.177
him, that thou wouldst discouer, if thou couldst, let himhim that thou wouldst discover, if thou couldst, let himdiscover (v.)

old form: discouer
reveal, show, make known
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continue in his courses, till thou knowst what they are.continue in his courses till thou know'st what they are.course (n.)
habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
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Marry I thanke your worship for it: Thou seestMarry, I thank your worship for it. Thou seest, MM II.i.180
thou wicked varlet now, what's come vpon thee. Thouthou wicked varlet, now, what's come upon thee. Thou MM II.i.181
art to continue now thou Varlet, thou art to to continue now, thou varlet, thou art to continue. MM II.i.182
Where were you borne, friend?Where were you born, friend? MM II.i.183
Froth. FROTH 
Here in Vienna, Sir.Here in Vienna, sir. MM II.i.184
Are you of fourescore pounds a yeere?Are you of fourscore pounds a year? MM II.i.185
Froth. FROTH 
Yes, and't please you sir.Yes, an't please you, sir. MM II.i.186
So: what trade are you of, sir?So. What trade are you of, sir? MM II.i.187
A Tapster, a poore widdowes Tapster.A tapster, a poor widow's tapster.tapster (n.)
inn waiter, drawer of ale
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Your Mistris name?Your mistress' name? MM II.i.189
Mistris Ouer-don.Mistress Overdone. MM II.i.190
Hath she had any more then one husband?Hath she had any more than one husband? MM II.i.191
Nine, sir: Ouer-don by the last.Nine, sir. Overdone by the last. MM II.i.192
Nine? come hether to me, Master Froth;Nine? Come hither to me, Master Froth. MM II.i.193
Master Froth, I would not haue you acquainted withMaster Froth, I would not have you acquainted with MM II.i.194
Tapsters; they will draw you Master Froth, and you wiltapsters; they will draw you, Master Froth, and you willdraw (v.)
empty, drain, exhaust
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hang them: get you gon, and let me heare no more ofhang then. Get you gone, and let me hear no more of MM II.i.196 MM II.i.197
I thanke your worship: for mine owne part, II thank your worship. For mine own part, I MM II.i.198
neuer come into any roome in a Tap-house, but I am drawnenever come into any room in a taphouse but I am drawntaphouse, tap-house (n.)
ale-house, tavern
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Well: no more of it Master Froth: farewell:Well, no more of it, Master Froth. Farewell. MM II.i.201
Exit Froth MM II.i.201
Come you hether to me, M. Tapster: what's your nameCome you hither to me, Master Tapster. What's your MM II.i.202
Mr. Tapster?name, Master Tapster? MM II.i.203
Pompey.Pompey. MM II.i.204
What else?What else? MM II.i.205
Bum, Sir.Bum, sir. MM II.i.206
Troth, and your bum is the greatest thing aboutTroth, and your bum is the greatest thing abouttroth, good troth (n.)
exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeed
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you, so that in the beastliest sence, you are Pompey theyou, so that, in the beastliest sense, you are Pompey the MM II.i.208
great; Pompey, you are partly a bawd, Pompey; howsoeuerGreat. Pompey, you are partly a bawd, Pompey, howsoeverbawd (n.)
pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
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you colour it in being a Tapster, are you not?you colour it in being a tapster, are you not?colour (v.)
disguise, conceal, cloak
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come, tell me true, it shall be the better for you.Come, tell me true. It shall be the better for you. MM II.i.211
Truly sir, I am a poore fellow that would liue.Truly, sir, I am a poor fellow that would live. MM II.i.212
How would you liue Pompey? by being aHow would you live, Pompey? By being a MM II.i.213
bawd? what doe you thinke of the trade Pompey? is it abawd? What do you think of the trade, Pompey? Is it a MM II.i.214
lawfull trade?lawful trade? MM II.i.215
If the Law would allow it, sir.If the law would allow it, sir. MM II.i.216
But the Law will not allow it Pompey; nor itBut the law will not allow it, Pompey; nor it MM II.i.217
shall not be allowed in Vienna.shall not be allowed in Vienna. MM II.i.218
Do's your Worship meane to geld and splay allDoes your worship mean to geld and splay allsplay (v.)
sterilize, spay
MM II.i.219
geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt
castrate, spay
the youth of the City?the youth of the city? MM II.i.220
No, Pompey.No, Pompey. MM II.i.221
Truely Sir, in my poore opinion they will too'tTruly, sir, in my poor opinion, they will to't MM II.i.222
then: if your worship will take order for the drabs andthen. If your worship will take order for the drabs andorder, take
make arrangements
MM II.i.223
drab (n.)
harlot, slut, whore
the knaues, you need not to feare the bawds.the knaves, you need not to fear the bawds.knave (n.)

old form: knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
MM II.i.224
bawd (n.)
pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
There is pretty orders beginning I can tell you:There is pretty orders beginning, I can tell you.order (n.)
arrangement, disposition, direction
MM II.i.225
It is but heading, and hanging.It is but heading and hanging.heading (n.)
MM II.i.226
If you head, and hang all that offend that wayIf you head and hang all that offend that way MM II.i.227
but for ten yeare together; you'll be glad to giue out abut for ten year together, you'll be glad to give out a MM II.i.228
Commission for more heads: if this law hold in Viennacommission for more heads. If this law hold in Vienna MM II.i.229
ten yeare, ile rent the fairest house in it after three penceten year, I'll rent the fairest house in it after threepenceafter (prep.)
at the rate of
MM II.i.230
a Bay: if you liue to see this come to passe, say Pompeya bay. If you live to see this come to pass, say Pompeybay (n.)
living area divided off within a house, gable-end
MM II.i.231
told you so.told you so. MM II.i.232
Thanke you good Pompey; and in requitall ofThank you, good Pompey, and, in requital ofrequital (n.)

old form: requitall
recompense, reward, repayment
MM II.i.233
your prophesie, harke you: I aduise you let me not findeyour prophecy, hark you: I advise you, let me not find MM II.i.234
you before me againe vpon any complaint whatsoeuer;you before me again upon any complaint whatsoever; MM II.i.235
no, not for dwelling where you doe: if I doe Pompey, Ino, not for dwelling where you do. If I do, Pompey, I MM II.i.236
shall beat you to your Tent, and proue a shrewd Casarshall beat you to your tent, and prove a shrewd Caesarshrewd (adj.)
harsh, hard, severe
MM II.i.237
to you: in plaine dealing Pompey, I shall haue youto you. In plain dealing, Pompey, I shall have you MM II.i.238
whipt; so for this time, Pompey, fare you well.whipped. So, for this time, Pompey, fare you well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
MM II.i.239
I thanke your Worship for your good counsell;I thank your worship for your good counsel; MM II.i.240
but I shall follow it as the flesh and fortune shall betterbut I shall follow it as the flesh and fortune shall better MM II.i.241
determine.determine. MM II.i.242
Whip me? no, no, let Carman whip his Iade,Whip me? No, no, let carman whip his jade.jade (n.)

old form: Iade
worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
MM II.i.243
carman (n.)
carter, carrier, wagoner
The valiant heart's not whipt out of his trade.The valiant heart's not whipped out of his trade. MM II.i.244
Exit.Exit MM II.i.244
Come hether to me, Master Elbow: comeCome hither to me, Master Elbow. Come MM II.i.245
hither Master Constable: how long haue you bin inhither, master constable. How long have you been in MM II.i.246
this place of Constable?this place of constable?place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
MM II.i.247
Seuen yeere, and a halfe sir.Seven year and a half, sir. MM II.i.248
I thought by the readinesse in the office, youI thought, by your readiness in the office, youoffice (n.)
role, position, place, function
MM II.i.249
had continued in it some time: you say seauen yeareshad continued in it some time. You say, seven years MM II.i.250
together.together? MM II.i.251
And a halfe sir.And a half, sir. MM II.i.252
Alas, it hath beene great paines to you: they doAlas, it hath been great pains to you; they do MM II.i.253
you wrong to put you so oft vpon't. Are there not men inyou wrong to put you so oft upon't. Are there not men inoft (adv.)
MM II.i.254
your Ward sufficient to serue it?your ward sufficient to serve it? MM II.i.255
'Faith sir, few of any wit in such matters: as theyFaith, sir, few of any wit in such matters. As theywit (n.)
intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
MM II.i.256
are chosen, they are glad to choose me for them; I do itare chosen, they are glad to choose me for them. I do it MM II.i.257
for some peece of money, and goe through with all.for some piece of money, and go through with all. MM II.i.258
Looke you bring mee in the names of some sixe or Look you bring me in the names of some six or MM II.i.259
seuen, the most sufficient of your, the most sufficient of your parish.sufficient (adj.)
able, capable, competent
MM II.i.260
To your Worships house sir?To your worship's house, sir? MM II.i.261
To my house: fare you well:To my house. Fare you well. MM II.i.262
Exit Elbow MM II.i.262
what's a clocke, thinke you?What's o'clock, think you? MM II.i.263
Eleuen, Sir.Eleven, sir. MM II.i.264
I pray you home to dinner with me.I pray you home to dinner with me. MM II.i.265
I humbly thanke you.I humbly thank you. MM II.i.266
It grieues me for the death of ClaudioIt grieves me for the death of Claudio, MM II.i.267
But there's no remedie:But there's no remedy. MM II.i.268
Lord Angelo is seuere.Lord Angelo is severe. MM II.i.269.1
It is but needfull.It is but needful. MM II.i.269.2
Mercy is not it selfe, that oft lookes so,Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so;oft (adv.)
MM II.i.270
Pardon is still the nurse of second woe:Pardon is still the nurse of second woe.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
MM II.i.271
But yet, poore Claudio; there is no remedie.But yet poor Claudio; there is no remedy. MM II.i.272
Come Sir. Come, sir. MM II.i.273
Exeunt.Exeunt MM II.i.273
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