Love's Labour's Lost
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Enter Ladies.Enter the Princess, Rosaline, Maria, and Katharine LLL V.ii.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Sweet hearts we shall be rich ere we depart,Sweet hearts, we shall be rich ere we depart LLL V.ii.1
If fairings come thus plentifully in.If fairings come thus plentifully in.fairing (n.)gift, presentLLL V.ii.2
A Lady wal'd about with Diamonds:A lady walled about with diamonds! LLL V.ii.3
Look you, what I haue from the louing King.Look you what I have from the loving King. LLL V.ii.4
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Madam, came nothing else along with that?Madam, came nothing else along with that? LLL V.ii.5
Qu. PRINCESS 
Nothing but this: yes as much loue in Rime,Nothing but this? Yes, as much love in rhyme LLL V.ii.6
As would be cram'd vp in a sheet of paperAs would be crammed up in a sheet of paper, LLL V.ii.7
Writ on both sides the leafe, margent and all,Writ o' both sides the leaf, margin and all, LLL V.ii.8
That he was faine to seale on Cupids name.That he was fain to seal on Cupid's name.seal (v.)
old form: seale
put a seal in a particular place
LLL V.ii.9
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
Rosa. ROSALINE 
That was the way to make his god-head wax:That was the way to make his godhead wax,wax (v.)grow, increase, enlargeLLL V.ii.10
For he hath beene fiue thousand yeeres a Boy.For he hath been five thousand year a boy. LLL V.ii.11
Kath. KATHARINE 
I, and a shrewd vnhappy gallowes too.Ay, and a shrewd unhappy gallows too.shrewd (adj.)wily, cunning, mischievousLLL V.ii.12
gallows (n.)
old form: gallowes
someone who deserves to be hanged
unhappy (adj.)
old form: vnhappy
trouble-causing, bringing misfortune
Ros. ROSALINE 
You'll nere be friends with him, a kild your sister.You'll ne'er be friends with him; 'a killed your sister. LLL V.ii.13
Kath. KATHARINE 
He made her melancholy, sad, and heauy,He made her melancholy, sad, and heavy;sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemnLLL V.ii.14
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
and so she died: had she beene Light like you,And so she died. Had she been light, like you,light (adj.)joyful, merry, light-heartedLLL V.ii.15
of such a merrie nimble stirring spirit, Of such a merry, nimble, stirring spirit, LLL V.ii.16
she might a bin a Grandam ere she died.She might ha' been a grandam ere she died.grandam (n.)grandmotherLLL V.ii.17
And so may you: For a light heart liues long.And so may you, for a light heart lives long. LLL V.ii.18
Ros. ROSALINE 
What's your darke meaning mouse, of this light word?What's your dark meaning, mouse, of this light word?light (adj.)facile, frivolous, of no consequenceLLL V.ii.19
word (n.)remark, speech, utterance
dark (adj.)
old form: darke
undivulged, secret, unrevealed
Kat. KATHARINE 
A light condition in a beauty darke.A light condition in a beauty dark.light (adj.)promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wantonLLL V.ii.20
condition (n.)disposition, temper, mood, character
Ros.ROSALINE 
We need more light to finde your meaning out.We need more light to find your meaning out. LLL V.ii.21
Kat. KATHARINE 
You'll marre the light by taking it in snuffe:You'll mar the light by taking it in snuff;snuff (n.)
old form: snuffe
resentment, huff, pique
LLL V.ii.22
Therefore Ile darkely end the argument.Therefore, I'll darkly end the argument.darkly (adv.)
old form: darkely
obscurely, cryptically, enigmatically
LLL V.ii.23
Ros. ROSALINE 
Look what you doe, you doe it stil i'th darke.Look what you do, you do it still i'th' dark.still (adv.)
old form: stil
constantly, always, continually
LLL V.ii.24
Kat. KATHARINE 
So do not you, for you are a light Wench.So do not you, for you are a light wench. LLL V.ii.25
Ros. ROSALINE 
Indeed I waigh not you, and therefore light.Indeed I weigh not you, and therefore light.weigh (v.)
old form: waigh
balance [as in scales], poise, match
LLL V.ii.26
Ka. KATHARINE 
You waigh me not, O that's you care not for me.You weigh me not? O, that's you care not for me!weigh (v.)
old form: waigh
consider, take into account
LLL V.ii.27
Ros. ROSALINE 
Great reason: for past care, is still past cure.Great reason, for past cure is still past care.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyLLL V.ii.28
Qu. PRINCESS 
Well bandied both, a set of Wit well played.Well bandied both! A set of wit well played.wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuityLLL V.ii.29
set (n.)[cards, tennis] series of games
bandy (v.)exchange, swap, send to and fro
But Rosaline, you haue a Fauour too?But, Rosaline, you have a favour too –favour (n.)
old form: Fauour
mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
LLL V.ii.30
Who sent it? and what is it?Who sent it? And what is it? LLL V.ii.31.1
Ros. ROSALINE 
I would you knew.I would you knew. LLL V.ii.31.2
And if my face were but as faire as yours,An if my face were but as fair as yours,an if (conj.)ifLLL V.ii.32
My Fauour were as great, be witnesse this.My favour were as great. Be witness this –favour (n.)
old form: Fauour
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
LLL V.ii.33
Nay, I haue Verses too, I thanke Berowne,Nay, I have verses too, I thank Berowne; LLL V.ii.34
The numbers true, and were the numbring too,The numbers true, and, were the numbering too,number (n.)(plural) verses, linesLLL V.ii.35
numbering (n.)
old form: numbring
estimation, evaluation, assessment
true (adj.)correct, accurate, exact
I were the fairest goddesse on the ground.I were the fairest goddess on the ground. LLL V.ii.36
I am compar'd to twenty thousand fairs.I am compared to twenty thousand fairs.fair (n.)fair face, beautyLLL V.ii.37
O he hath drawne my picture in his letter.O, he hath drawn my picture in his letter! LLL V.ii.38
Qu. PRINCESS 
Any thing like?Anything like? LLL V.ii.39
Ros. ROSALINE 
Much in the letters, nothing in the praise.Much in the letters, nothing in the praise.letter (n.)lettering, written formLLL V.ii.40
Qu. PRINCESS 
Beauteous as Incke: a good conclusion.Beauteous as ink – a good conclusion. LLL V.ii.41
Kat. KATHARINE 
Faire as a text B. in a Coppie booke.Fair as a text B in a copy-book.text (n.)text-hand style [of handwriting]LLL V.ii.42
Ros. ROSALINE 
Ware pensals. How? Let me not die your debtor,'Ware pencils, ho! Let me not die your debtor,pencil (n.)
old form: pensals
finely-pointed paint-brush
LLL V.ii.43
My red Dominicall, my golden letter.My red dominical, my golden letter.dominical (n.)
old form: Dominicall
[liturgy] letter printed prominently so as to identify the Sundays in the church year
LLL V.ii.44
O that your face were full of Oes.O that your face were not so full of O's!O (n.)
old form: Oes
spot, pimple
LLL V.ii.45
Qu. PRINCESS 
A Pox of that iest, and I beshrew all Shrowes:A pox of that jest, and I beshrew all shrews.shrew (n.)
old form: Shrowes
vexatious person, troubleseome individual [of either sex]
LLL V.ii.46
pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)blame, censure, take to task, wish mischief on
But Katherine, what was sent to you / From faire Dumaine?But, Katharine, what was sent to you from fair Dumaine? LLL V.ii.47
Kat. KATHARINE 
Madame, this Gloue.Madam, this glove. LLL V.ii.48.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Did he not send you twaine?Did he not send you twain? LLL V.ii.48.2
Kat. KATHARINE 
Yes Madame: and moreouer,Yes, madam; and, moreover, LLL V.ii.49
Some thousand Verses of a faithfull Louer.Some thousand verses of a faithful lover; LLL V.ii.50
A huge translation of hypocrisie,A huge translation of hypocrisy,translation (n.)expression, rendering, communicationLLL V.ii.51
Vildly compiled, profound simplicitie.Vilely compiled, profound simplicity.profound (adj.)complete, utter, totalLLL V.ii.52
simplicity (n.)
old form: simplicitie
naivety, foolishness, artlessness
Mar. MARIA 
This, and these Pearls, to me sent Longauile.This, and these pearls, to me sent Longaville. LLL V.ii.53
The Letter is too long by halfe a mile.The letter is too long by half a mile. LLL V.ii.54
Qu. PRINCESS 
I thinke no lesse: Dost thou wish in heartI think no less. Dost thou not wish in heart LLL V.ii.55
The Chaine were longer, and the Letter short.The chain were longer and the letter short? LLL V.ii.56
Mar. MARIA 
I, or I would these hands might neuer part.Ay, or I would these hands might never part. LLL V.ii.57
Quee. PRINCESS 
We are wise girles to mocke our Louers so.We are wise girls to mock our lovers so. LLL V.ii.58
Ros. ROSALINE 
They are worse fooles to purchase mocking so.They are worse fools to purchase mocking so.purchase (v.)deserve, earn, meritLLL V.ii.59
That same Berowne ile torture ere I goe.That same Berowne I'll torture ere I go. LLL V.ii.60
O that I knew he were but in by th'weeke,O that I knew he were but in by th' week!week, in by the
old form: weeke
hopelessly caught, trapped
LLL V.ii.61
How I would make him fawne, and begge, and seeke,How I would make him fawn, and beg, and seek, LLL V.ii.62
And wait the season, and obserue the times,And wait the season, and observe the times,time (n.)right moment, favourable opportunityLLL V.ii.63
season (n.)opportunity, favourable moment
And spend his prodigall wits in booteles rimes.And spend his prodigal wits in bootless rhymes,prodigal (adj.)
old form: prodigall
wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
LLL V.ii.64
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
bootless (adj.)
old form: booteles
useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
And shape his seruice wholly to my deuice,And shape his service wholly to my hests,hest (n.)command, behest, orderLLL V.ii.65
And make him proud to make me proud that iests.And make him proud to make me proud that jests! LLL V.ii.66
So pertaunt like would I o'resway his state,So pair-taunt-like would I o'ersway his stateoversway (v.)
old form: o'resway
prevail upon, override, overturn
LLL V.ii.67
pair-taunt-like (adv.)
old form: pertaunt like
like a winning hand in the card game ‘post and pair’
That he shold be my foole, and I his fate.That he should be my fool, and I his fate. LLL V.ii.68
Qu. PRINCESS 
None are so surely caught, when they are catcht,None are so surely caught, when they are catched, LLL V.ii.69
As Wit turn'd foole, follie in Wisedome hatch'd:As wit turned fool. Folly, in wisdom hatched,wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityLLL V.ii.70
Hath wisedoms warrant, and the helpe of Schoole,Hath wisdom's warrant and the help of schoolschool (n.)
old form: Schoole
schooling, learning, study
LLL V.ii.71
And Wits owne grace to grace a learned Foole?And wit's own grace to grace a learned fool.grace (v.)favour, add merit to, do honour toLLL V.ii.72
Ros. ROSALINE 
The bloud of youth burns not with such excesse,The blood of youth burns not with such excess LLL V.ii.73
As grauities reuolt to wantons be.As gravity's revolt to wantonness.wantonness (n.)lust, lasciviousness, promiscuityLLL V.ii.74
revolt (n.)
old form: reuolt
betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
gravity (n.)
old form: grauities
respectability, authority, dignified position
Mar. MARIA 
Follie in Fooles beares not so strong a note,Folly in fools bears not so strong a notenote (n.)reproach, stigma, mark of disgraceLLL V.ii.75
As fool'ry in the Wise, when Wit doth dote:As foolery in the wise when wit doth dote,wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityLLL V.ii.76
dote (v.)become deranged, behave foolishly
Since all the power thereof it doth apply,Since all the power thereof it doth applypower (n.)force, strength, mightLLL V.ii.77
To proue by Wit, worth in simplicitie.To prove, by wit, worth in simplicity.simplicity (n.)
old form: simplicitie
naivety, foolishness, artlessness
LLL V.ii.78
wit (n.)reasoning, thinking, deliberation
Enter Boyet.Enter Boyet LLL V.ii.79
Qu. PRINCESS 
Heere comes Boyet, and mirth in his face.Here comes Boyet, and mirth is in his face. LLL V.ii.79
Boy. BOYET 
O I am stab'd with laughter, Wher's her Grace?O, I am stabbed with laughter! Where's her grace? LLL V.ii.80
Qu. PRINCESS 
Thy newes Boyet?Thy news Boyet? LLL V.ii.81.1
Boy. BOYET 
Prepare Madame, prepare.Prepare, madam, prepare! LLL V.ii.81.2
Arme Wenches arme, incounters mounted are,Arm, wenches, arm! Encounters mounted areencounter (n.)
old form: incounters
skirmish, assault, engagement
LLL V.ii.82
Against your Peace, Loue doth approach, disguis'd:Against your peace. Love doth approach disguised, LLL V.ii.83
Armed in arguments, you'll be surpriz'd.Armed in arguments. You'll be surprised.surprise (v.)
old form: surpriz'd
take off guard
LLL V.ii.84
argument (n.)discussion, debate, dialogue
Muster your Wits, stand in your owne defence,Muster your wits, stand in your own defence,wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)LLL V.ii.85
Or hide your heads like Cowards, and flie hence.Or hide your heads like cowards and fly hence. LLL V.ii.86
Qu. PRINCESS 
Saint Dennis to S. Cupid: What are they,Saint Denis to Saint Cupid! What are theyDenis, Saintin Christian tradition, the first apostle of France, 3rd-cLLL V.ii.87
That charge their breath against vs? Say scout say.That charge their breath against us? Say, scout, say.charge (v.)attack, assail, stormLLL V.ii.88
Boy. BOYET 
Vnder the coole shade of a Siccamore,Under the cool shade of a sycamoresycamore (n.)variety of fig tree [a Mediterranean species]LLL V.ii.89
I thought to close mine eyes some halfe an houre:I thought to close mine eyes some half an hour, LLL V.ii.90
When lo to interrupt my purpos'd rest,When, lo, to interrupt my purposed rest,purposed (adj.)
old form: purpos'd
proposed, intended, contemplated
LLL V.ii.91
Toward that shade I might behold addrest,Toward that shade I might behold addressedaddress (v.)
old form: addrest
direct, apply, turn
LLL V.ii.92
The King and his companions: warelyThe King and his companions! Warily LLL V.ii.93
I stole into a neighbour thicket by,I stole into a neighbour thicket by,neighbour (adj.)neighbouring, nearby, adjacentLLL V.ii.94
by (adv.)near by, close at hand
And ouer-heard, what you shall ouer-heare:And overheard what you shall overhear –overhear (v.)
old form: ouer-heard
hear told over, hear again
LLL V.ii.95
That by and by disguis'd they will be heere.That, by and by, disguised they will be here. LLL V.ii.96
Their Herald is a pretty knauish Page:Their herald is a pretty knavish pageknavish (adj.)
old form: knauish
rascally, mischievous, roguish
LLL V.ii.97
That well by heart hath con'd his embassage,That well by heart hath conned his embassage.embassage, ambassage (n.)message, errand, business, missionLLL V.ii.98
con (v.)
old form: con'd
learn by heart, commit to memory
Action and accent did they teach him there.Action and accent did they teach him there: LLL V.ii.99
Thus must thou speake, and thus thy body beare.‘ Thus must thou speak ’ and ‘ thus thy body bear.’ LLL V.ii.100
And euer and anon they made a doubt,And ever and anon they made a doubtdoubt (n.)suspicion, apprehensionLLL V.ii.101
anon, ever andevery now and then, at regular intervals
Presence maiesticall would put him out:Presence majestical would put him out;put out (v.)disconcert, distract, make one forget one's linesLLL V.ii.102
majestical (adj.)
old form: maiesticall
majestic, regal, kingly
For quoth the King, an Angell shalt thou see:‘ For,’ quoth the King, ‘ an angel shalt thou see;quoth (v.)saidLLL V.ii.103
Yet feare not thou, but speake audaciously.Yet fear not thou, but speak audaciously.’audaciously (adv.)boldly, fearlessly, confidentlyLLL V.ii.104
The Boy reply'd, An Angell is not euill:The boy replied ‘ An angel is not evil; LLL V.ii.105
I should haue fear'd her, had she beene a deuill.I should have feared her had she been a devil.’ LLL V.ii.106
With that all laugh'd, and clap'd him on the shoulder,With that all laughed and clapped him on the shoulder, LLL V.ii.107
Making the bold wagg by their praises bolder.Making the bold wag by their praises bolder. LLL V.ii.108
One rub'd his elboe thus, and fleer'd, and swore,One rubbed his elbow thus, and fleered, and sworefleer (v.)
old form: fleer'd
jeer, grin scornfully, laugh mockingly
LLL V.ii.109
A better speech was neuer spoke before.A better speech was never spoke before. LLL V.ii.110
Another with his finger and his thumb,Another, with his finger and his thumb, LLL V.ii.111
Cry'd via, we will doo't, come what will come.Cried, ‘ Via, we will do't, come what will come!’via, fia (int.)forward, onwardLLL V.ii.112
The third he caper'd and cried, All goes well.The third he capered and cried ‘ All goes well!’caper (v.)
old form: caper'd
dance with joy, leap with delight
LLL V.ii.113
The fourth turn'd on the toe, and downe he fell:The fourth turned on the toe, and down he fell.turn on the toe
old form: turn'd
pirouette
LLL V.ii.114
With that they all did tumble on the ground,With that they all did tumble on the ground, LLL V.ii.115
With such a zelous laughter so profound,With such a zealous laughter, so profound, LLL V.ii.116
That in this spleene ridiculous appeares,That in this spleen ridiculous appears,spleen (n.)
old form: spleene
amusement, delight, merriment
LLL V.ii.117
To checke their folly passions solemne teares.To check their folly, passion's solemn tears.passion (n.)powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]LLL V.ii.118
solemn (adj.)
old form: solemne
sorrowful, mournful, melancholic
Quee. PRINCESS 
But what, but what, come they to visit vs?But what, but what? Come they to visit us? LLL V.ii.119
Boy. BOYET 
They do, they do; and are apparel'd thus,They do, they do, and are apparelled thus, LLL V.ii.120
Like Muscouites, or Russians, as I gesse.Like Muscovites or Russians, as I guess. LLL V.ii.121
Their purpose is to parlee, to court, and dance,Their purpose is to parley, court, and dance,parle, parley (v.)
old form: parlee
talk, discuss, enter into conversation
LLL V.ii.122
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
And euery one his Loue-feat will aduance,And every one his love-suit will advance LLL V.ii.123
Vnto his seuerall Mistresse: which they'll knowUnto his several mistress, which they'll knowlove-feat (n.)
old form: Loue-feat
act of courtship, exploit prompted by love
LLL V.ii.124
several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
By fauours seuerall, which they did bestow.By favours several which they did bestow.favour (n.)
old form: fauours
mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
LLL V.ii.125
Queen. PRINCESS 
And will they so? the Gallants shall be taskt:And will they so? The gallants shall be tasked;gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashionLLL V.ii.126
task (v.)
old form: taskt
test, try out, challenge
For Ladies; we will euery one be maskt,For, ladies, we shall every one be masked, LLL V.ii.127
And not a man of them shall haue the graceAnd not a man of them shall have the grace, LLL V.ii.128
Despight of sute, to see a Ladies face.Despite of suit, to see a lady's face.suit (n.)
old form: sute
wooing, courtship
LLL V.ii.129
Hold Rosaline, this Fauour thou shalt weare,Hold, Rosaline, this favour thou shalt wear, LLL V.ii.130
And then the King will court thee for his Deare:And then the King will court thee for his dear. LLL V.ii.131
Hold, take thou this my sweet, and giue me thine,Hold, take thou this, my sweet, and give me thine; LLL V.ii.132
So shall Berowne take me for Rosaline.So shall Berowne take me for Rosaline. LLL V.ii.133
And change your Fauours too, so shall your LouesAnd change your favours too; so shall your loveschange (v.)exchange, tradeLLL V.ii.134
Woo contrary, deceiu'd by these remoues.Woo contrary, deceived by these removes.remove (n.)
old form: remoues
exchange, switch, substitution
LLL V.ii.135
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Come on then, weare the fauours most in sight.Come on, then, wear the favours most in sight.sight, invisibly, conspicuouslyLLL V.ii.136
Kath. KATHARINE 
But in this changing, What is your intent?But in this changing what is your intent? LLL V.ii.137
Queen. PRINCESS 
The effect of my intent is to crosse theirs:The effect of my intent is to cross theirs.intent (n.)intention, purpose, aimLLL V.ii.138
cross (v.)
old form: crosse
prevent, thwart, forestall
They doe it but in mocking merriment,They do it but in mockery merriment,mockery (adj.)mocking, derisiveLLL V.ii.139
And mocke for mocke is onely my intent.And mock for mock is only my intent.mock (n.)
old form: mocke
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
LLL V.ii.140
Their seuerall counsels they vnbosome shall,Their several counsels they unbosom shallseveral (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
LLL V.ii.141
unbosom (v.)
old form: vnbosome
disclose, reveal, express from the heart
To Loues mistooke, and so be mockt withall.To loves mistook, and so be mocked withal LLL V.ii.142
Vpon the next occasion that we meete,Upon the next occasion that we meet, LLL V.ii.143
With Visages displayd to talke and greete.With visages displayed, to talk and greet.visage (n.)face, countenanceLLL V.ii.144
Ros. ROSALINE 
But shall we dance, if they desire vs too't?But shall we dance if they desire to't?desire (v.)request, wish, ask [for]LLL V.ii.145
Quee. PRINCESS 
No, to the death we will not moue a foot,No, to the death we will not move a foot; LLL V.ii.146
Nor to their pen'd speech render we no grace:Nor to their penned speech render we no grace,penned (adj.)
old form: pen'd
specially composed, set down in writing
LLL V.ii.147
But while 'tis spoke, each turne away his face.But while 'tis spoke each turn away her face. LLL V.ii.148
Boy. BOYET 
Why that contempt will kill the keepers heart,Why, that contempt will kill the speaker's heart, LLL V.ii.149
And quite diuorce his memory from his part.And quite divorce his memory from his part. LLL V.ii.150
Quee. PRINCESS 
Therefore I doe it, and I make no doubt,Therefore I do it, and I make no doubt LLL V.ii.151
The rest will ere come in, if he be out.The rest will ne'er come in, if he be outout (adv.)at a loss, put out, nonplussed; unable to remember one's linesLLL V.ii.152
Theres no such sport, as sport by sport orethrowne:There's no such sport as sport by sport o'erthrown,sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentLLL V.ii.153
To make theirs ours, and ours none but our owne.To make theirs ours, and ours none but our own. LLL V.ii.154
So shall we stay mocking entended game,So shall we stay, mocking intended game, LLL V.ii.155
And they well mockt, depart away with shame.And they, well mocked, depart away with shame. LLL V.ii.156
Sound.A trumpet sounds LLL V.ii.157
Boy. BOYET 
The Trompet sounds, be maskt, the maskers come.The trumpet sounds. Be masked – the masquers come. LLL V.ii.157
Enter Black moores with musicke, the Boy with a speech,Enter blackamoors with music, Mote with a speech,blackamoor (n.)
old form: Black moores
black-skinned African, negro
LLL V.ii.158.1
and the rest of the Lords disguised.and the King and the rest of the lords disguised like LLL V.ii.158.2
Russians and visoredvisored (adj.)maskedLLL V.ii.158.3
Page.MOTE 
All haile, the richest Beauties on the earth.All hail, the richest beauties on the earth! LLL V.ii.158
Ber. BOYET 
Beauties no richer then rich Taffata.Beauties no richer than rich taffeta. LLL V.ii.159
Pag.MOTE 
A holy parcell of the fairest damesA holy parcel of the fairest damesparcel (n.)
old form: parcell
small group, company, party
LLL V.ii.160
The Ladies turne their backes(The ladies turn their backs LLL V.ii.161.1
to him.to him) LLL V.ii.161.2
that euer turn'd their backes to mortall viewes.That ever turned their – backs – to mortal views! LLL V.ii.161
Ber. BEROWNE 
Their eyes villaine, their eyes.‘ Their eyes ’, villain, ‘ their eyes ’! LLL V.ii.162
Pag.MOTE 
That euer turn'd their eyes to mortall viewes.That ever turned their eyes to mortal views! LLL V.ii.163
OutOut – LLL V.ii.164
Boy. BOYET 
True, out indeed.True! ‘ Out ’ indeed. LLL V.ii.165
Pag.MOTE 
Out of your fauours heauenly spirits vouchsafeOut of your favours, heavenly spirits, vouchsafe LLL V.ii.166
Not to beholde.Not to behold – LLL V.ii.167
Ber. BEROWNE 
Once to behold, rogue.‘ Once to behold ’, rogue! LLL V.ii.168
Pag.MOTE 
Once to behold with your Sunne beamed eyes,Once to behold with your sun-beamed eyes – LLL V.ii.169
With your Sunne beamed eyes.With your sun-beamed eyes – LLL V.ii.170
Boy. BOYET 
They will not answer to that Epythite,They will not answer to that epithet.epithet (n.)
old form: Epythite
turn of phrase, expression
LLL V.ii.171
You were best call it Daughter beamed eyes.You were best call it ‘ daughter-beamed eyes.’ LLL V.ii.172
Pag. MOTE 
They do not marke me, and that brings me out.They do not mark me, and that brings me out.out (adv.)at a loss, put out, nonplussed; unable to remember one's linesLLL V.ii.173
mark (v.)
old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Bero. BEROWNE 
Is this your perfectnesse? be gon you rogue.Is this your perfectness? Be gone, you rogue!perfectness (n.)
old form: perfectnesse
state of being word-perfect
LLL V.ii.174
Exit Mote LLL V.ii.174
Rosa. ROSALINE 
What would these strangers? / Know their mindes Boyet.What would these strangers? Know their minds, Boyet. LLL V.ii.175
If they doe speake our language, 'tis our willIf they do speak our language, 'tis our will LLL V.ii.176
That some plaine man recount their purposes.That some plain man recount their purposes.purpose (n.)intention, aim, planLLL V.ii.177
plain (adj.)
old form: plaine
honest, open, free from deceit
Know what they would?Know what they would. LLL V.ii.178.1
Boyet. BOYET 
What would you with the Princes?What would you with the Princess? LLL V.ii.178.2
Ber. BEROWNE 
Nothing but peace, and gentle visitation.Nothing but peace and gentle visitation.gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindLLL V.ii.179
Ros. ROSALINE 
What would they, say they?What would they, say they? LLL V.ii.180
Boy. BOYET 
Nothing but peace, and gentle visitation.Nothing but peace and gentle visitation. LLL V.ii.181
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Why that they haue, and bid them so be gon.Why, that they have, and bid them so be gone. LLL V.ii.182
Boy. BOYET 
She saies you haue it, and you may be gon.She says you have it and you may be gone. LLL V.ii.183
Kin. KING 
Say to her we haue measur'd many miles,Say to her, we have measured many miles LLL V.ii.184
To tread a Measure with you on the grasse.To tread a measure with her on this grass. LLL V.ii.185
Boy. BOYET 
They say that they haue measur'd many a mile,They say that they have measured many a milemeasure (v.)
old form: measur'd
pass through, travel over, traverse
LLL V.ii.186
To tread a Measure with you on this grasse.To tread a measure with you on this grass.measure (n.)slow stately dance, graceful movementLLL V.ii.187
Rosa. ROSALINE 
It is not so. Aske them how many inchesIt is not so. Ask them how many inches LLL V.ii.188
Is in one mile? If they haue measur'd manie,Is in one mile. If they have measured many, LLL V.ii.189
The measure then of one is easlie told.The measure then of one is easily told. LLL V.ii.190
Boy. BOYET 
If to come hither, you haue measur'd miles,If to come hither you have measured miles, LLL V.ii.191
And many miles: the Princesse bids you tell,And many miles, the Princess bids you tell LLL V.ii.192
How many inches doth fill vp one mile?How many inches doth fill up one mile.fill up (v.)
old form: vp
equal, measure, make the sum of
LLL V.ii.193
Ber. BEROWNE 
Tell her we measure them by weary steps.Tell her we measure them by weary steps. LLL V.ii.194
Boy. BOYET 
She heares her selfe.She hears herself. LLL V.ii.195.1
Rosa. ROSALINE 
How manie wearie steps,How many weary steps, LLL V.ii.195.2
Of many wearie miles you haue ore-gone,Of many weary miles you have o'ergone,overgo (v.)
old form: ore-gone
travel through, pass over, traverse
LLL V.ii.196
Are numbred in the trauell of one mile?Are numbered in the travel of one mile? LLL V.ii.197
Bero. BEROWNE 
We number nothing that we spend for you,We number nothing that we spend for you. LLL V.ii.198
Our dutie is so rich, so infinite,Our duty is so rich, so infinite, LLL V.ii.199
That we may doe it still without accompt.That we may do it still without account.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyLLL V.ii.200
account, accompt (n.)
old form: accompt
reckoning, judgement [especially by God]
Vouchsafe to shew the sunshine of your face,Vouchsafe to show the sunshine of your face, LLL V.ii.201
That we (like sauages) may worship it.That we like savages may worship it. LLL V.ii.202
Rosa. ROSALINE 
My face is but a Moone and clouded too.My face is but a moon, and clouded too. LLL V.ii.203
Kin. KING 
Blessed are clouds, to doe as such clouds do.Blessed are clouds, to do as such clouds do. LLL V.ii.204
Vouchsafe bright Moone, and these thy stars to shine,Vouchsafe, bright moon, and these thy stars, to shine – LLL V.ii.205
(Those clouds remooued) vpon our waterie eyne.Those clouds removed – upon our watery eyne.eyne (n.)[archaism] eyesLLL V.ii.206
Rosa. ROSALINE 
O vaine peticioner, beg a greater matter,O vain petitioner, beg a greater matter! LLL V.ii.207
Thou now requests but Mooneshine in the water.Thou now requests but moonshine in the water.moonshine in the water
old form: Mooneshine
nothing, a thing of naught
LLL V.ii.208
Kin. KING 
Then in our measure, vouchsafe but one change.Then in our measure vouchsafe but one change.change (n.)[dancing] round, turnLLL V.ii.209
Thou bidst me begge, this begging is not strange.Thou biddest me beg; this begging is not strange. LLL V.ii.210
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Play musicke then: nay you must doe it soone.Play music then! Nay, you must do it soon. LLL V.ii.211
Not yet no dance: thus change I like the Moone.Not yet? No dance! Thus change I like the moon. LLL V.ii.212
Kin. KING 
Will you not dance? How come you thus estranged?Will you not dance? How come you thus estranged? LLL V.ii.213
Rosa. ROSALINE 
You tooke the Moone at full, but now shee's changed?You took the moon at full, but now she's changed. LLL V.ii.214
Instruments strike up LLL V.ii.215
Kin. KING 
Yet still she is the Moone, and I the Man.Yet still she is the moon, and I the man. LLL V.ii.215
The musick playes, vouchsafe some motion to it.The music plays; vouchsafe some motion to it.motion (n.)act of moving, movement, stirringLLL V.ii.216
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Our eares vouchsafe it.Our ears vouchsafe it. LLL V.ii.217.1
Kin. KING 
But your legges should doe it.But your legs should do it. LLL V.ii.217.2
Ros. ROSALINE 
Since you are strangers, & come here by chance,Since you are strangers and come here by chance, LLL V.ii.218
Wee'll not be nice, take hands, we will not dance.We'll not be nice. Take hands. We will not dance.nice (adj.)fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulousLLL V.ii.219
Kin. KING 
Why take you hands then?Why take we hands then? LLL V.ii.220.1
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Onelie to part friends.Only to part friends. LLL V.ii.220.2
Curtsie sweet hearts, and so the Measure ends.Curtsy, sweet hearts. And so the measure ends. LLL V.ii.221
Kin. KING 
More measure of this measure, be not nice.More measure of this measure! Be not nice.measure (n.)slow stately dance, graceful movementLLL V.ii.222
measure (n.)extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
Rosa. ROSALINE 
We can afford no more at such a price.We can afford no more at such a price. LLL V.ii.223
Kin. KING 
Prise your selues: What buyes your companie?Prize you yourselves. What buys your company? LLL V.ii.224
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Your absence onelie.Your absence only. LLL V.ii.225.1
Kin. KING 
That can neuer be.That can never be. LLL V.ii.225.2
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Then cannot we be bought: and so adue,Then cannot we be bought; and so adieu – LLL V.ii.226
Twice to your Visore, and halfe once to you.Twice to your visor, and half once to you!visor (n.)
old form: Visore
mask
LLL V.ii.227
Kin. KING 
If you denie to dance, let's hold more chat.If you deny to dance, let's hold more chat.deny (v.)
old form: denie
refuse, decline, scorn
LLL V.ii.228
Ros. ROSALINE 
In priuate then.In private then. LLL V.ii.229.1
Kin. KING 
I am best pleas'd with that.I am best pleased with that. LLL V.ii.229.2
They converse apart LLL V.ii.230
Be. BEROWNE 
White handed Mistris, one sweet word with thee.White-handed mistress, one sweet word with thee. LLL V.ii.230
Qu. PRINCESS 
Hony, and Milke, and Suger: there is three.Honey, and milk, and sugar – there is three. LLL V.ii.231
Ber. BEROWNE 
Nay then two treyes, an if you grow so niceNay then, two treys, an if you grow so nice,nice (adj.)fine, precise, particular, subtleLLL V.ii.232
trey (n.)
old form: treyes
[gambling] three
an if (conj.)if
Methegline, Wort, and Malmsey; well runne dice:Metheglin, wort, and malmsey. Well run, dice!metheglin (n.)
old form: Methegline
[mi'theglin] strong spiced Welsh mead
LLL V.ii.233
malmsey (n.)variety of strong sweet red wine
wort (n.)sweet unfermented beer
There's halfe a dozen sweets.There's half a dozen sweets. LLL V.ii.234.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Seuenth sweet adue, Seventh sweet, adieu. LLL V.ii.234.2
since you can cogg, / Ile play no more with you.Since you can cog, I'll play no more with you.cog (v.)
old form: cogg
cheat, swindle, hoodwink, wheedle
LLL V.ii.235
Ber. BEROWNE 
One word in secret.One word in secret. LLL V.ii.236.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Let it not be sweet.Let it not be sweet. LLL V.ii.236.2
Ber. BEROWNE 
Thou greeu'st my gall.Thou grievest my gall.gall (n.)bile [reputed for its bitterness]LLL V.ii.237.1
gall (n.)sore, pain, painful spot
Qu. PRINCESS 
Gall, bitter.Gall? Bitter. LLL V.ii.237.2
Ber. BEROWNE 
Therefore meete.Therefore meet.meet (adj.)
old form: meete
fit, suitable, right, proper
LLL V.ii.237.3
They converse apart LLL V.ii.238.1
Du. DUMAINE 
Will you vouchsafe with me to change a word?Will you vouchsafe with me to change a word?change (v.)exchange, tradeLLL V.ii.238
Mar. MARIA 
Name it.Name it. LLL V.ii.239.1
Dum. DUMAINE 
Faire Ladie:Fair lady –  LLL V.ii.239.2
Mar. MARIA 
Say you so? Faire Lord:Say you so? Fair lord! LLL V.ii.239.3
Take you that for your faire Lady.Take that for your ‘ fair lady.’ LLL V.ii.240.1
Du. DUMAINE 
Please it you,Please it you, LLL V.ii.240.2
As much in priuate, and Ile bid adieu.As much in private, and I'll bid adieu. LLL V.ii.241
They converse apart LLL V.ii.242.1
Mar. KATHARINE 
What, was your vizard made without a tong?What, was your visor made without a tongue? LLL V.ii.242
Long. LONGAVILLE 
I know the reason Ladie why you aske.I know the reason, lady, why you ask. LLL V.ii.243
Mar. KATHARINE 
O for your reason, quickly sir, I long.O for your reason! Quickly, sir; I long. LLL V.ii.244
Long. LONGAVILLE 
You haue a double tongue within your mask.You have a double tongue within your mask,double (adj.)forked, dividedLLL V.ii.245
And would affoord my speechlesse vizard halfe.And would afford my speechless visor half. LLL V.ii.246
Mar. KATHARINE 
Veale quoth the Dutch-man: is not Veale a Calfe?‘ Veal ’, quoth the Dutchman. Is not ‘ veal ’ a calf?quoth (v.)saidLLL V.ii.247
veal (n.)
old form: Veale
[unclear usage] Dutch pronunciation of ‘well’; or: version of Dutch ‘viel’ = plenty
Long. LONGAVILLE 
A Calfe faire Ladie?A calf, fair lady! LLL V.ii.248.1
Mar. KATHARINE 
No, a faire Lord Calfe.No, a fair lord calf. LLL V.ii.248.2
Long. LONGAVILLE 
Let's part the word.Let's part the word.part (v.)divide, share, split upLLL V.ii.249.1
Mar. KATHARINE 
No, Ile not be your halfe:No, I'll not be your half. LLL V.ii.249.2
Take all and weane it, it may proue an Oxe.Take all and wean it; it may prove an ox.wean (v.)
old form: weane
bring up, train
LLL V.ii.250
Long. LONGAVILLE 
Looke how you but your selfe in these sharpe mockes.Look how you butt yourself in these sharp mocks. LLL V.ii.251
Will you giue hornes chast Ladie? Do not so.Will you give horns, chaste lady? Do not so. LLL V.ii.252
Mar. KATHARINE 
Then die a Calfe before your horns do grow.Then die a calf before your horns do grow. LLL V.ii.253
Lon. LONGAVILLE 
One word in priuate with you ere I die.One word in private with you ere I die. LLL V.ii.254
Mar. KATHARINE 
Bleat softly then, the Butcher heares you cry.Bleat softly then. The butcher hears you cry. LLL V.ii.255
They converse apart LLL V.ii.256
Boyet. BOYET 
The tongues of mocking wenches are as keenThe tongues of mocking wenches are as keen LLL V.ii.256
As is the Razors edge, inuisible:As is the razor's edge invisible, LLL V.ii.257
Cutting a smaller haire then may be seene,Cutting a smaller hair than may be seen; LLL V.ii.258
Aboue the sense of sence so sensible:Above the sense of sense, so sensiblesensible (adj.)endowed with good sense, perceptive, responsibleLLL V.ii.259
sense (n.)
old form: sence
perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
Seemeth their conference, their conceits haue wings,Seemeth their conference. Their conceits have wingsconceit (n.)imagination, fancy, witLLL V.ii.260
conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
Fleeter then arrows, bullets wind, thoght, swifter thingsFleeter than arrows, bullets, wind, thought, swifter things.fleet (adj.)swift, nimble, activeLLL V.ii.261
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Not one word more my maides, breake off, breake off.Not one word more, my maids; break off, break off! LLL V.ii.262
Ber. BEROWNE 
By heauen, all drie beaten with pure scoffe.By heaven, all dry-beaten with pure scoff!dry-beaten (adj.)
old form: drie beaten
bruised, soundly beaten
LLL V.ii.263
King. KING 
Farewell madde Wenches, you haue simple wits. Farewell, mad wenches. You have simple wits.wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)LLL V.ii.264
Exeunt.Exeunt the King, lords, LLL V.ii.264.1
Qu. and blackamoors LLL V.ii.264.2
Twentie adieus my frozen Muscouits.Twenty adieus, my frozen Muscovits. LLL V.ii.265
Are these the breed of wits so wondred at?Are these the breed of wits so wondered at?wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individualLLL V.ii.266
breed (n.)sort, kind, type
Boyet. BOYET 
Tapers they are, with your sweete breathes puft out.Tapers they are, with your sweet breaths puffed out.taper (n.)candleLLL V.ii.267
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Wel-liking wits they haue, grosse, grosse, fat, fat.Well-liking wits they have; gross, gross; fat, fat.gross (adj.)
old form: grosse
large, big, huge
LLL V.ii.268
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
well-liking (adj.)
old form: Wel-liking
thriving, healthy, in good condition
Qu. PRINCESS 
O pouertie in wit, Kingly poore flout.O poverty in wit, kingly-poor flout!flout (n.)insult, jibe, tauntLLL V.ii.269
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
Will they not (thinke you) hang themselues to night?Will they not, think you, hang themselves tonight? LLL V.ii.270
Or euer but in vizards shew their faces:Or ever but in visors show their faces? LLL V.ii.271
This pert Berowne was out of count'nance quite.This pert Berowne was out of countenance quite.countenance, out of
old form: count'nance
disconcerted, abashed
LLL V.ii.272
Rosa. ROSALINE 
They were all in lamentable cases.They were all in lamentable cases.case (n.)mask, disguise, coveringLLL V.ii.273
The King was weeping ripe for a good word.The King was weeping-ripe for a good word.good (adj.)kind, friendly, sympatheticLLL V.ii.274
weeping-ripe (adj.)
old form: weeping ripe
ready to weep, on the point of tears
Qu. PRINCESS 
Berowne did sweare himselfe out of all suite.Berowne did swear himself out of all suit.suit (n.)
old form: suite
wooing, courtship
LLL V.ii.275
Mar. MARIA 
Dumaine was at my seruice, and his sword:Dumaine was at my service, and his sword. LLL V.ii.276
No point (quoth I:) my seruant straight was mute.Non point ’, quoth I; my servant straight was mute.quoth (v.)saidLLL V.ii.277
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
servant (n.)
old form: seruant
devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
Ka. KATHARINE 
Lord Longauill said I came ore his hart:Lord Longaville said I came o'er his heart; LLL V.ii.278
And trow you what he call'd me?And trow you what he called me?trow (v.)know, guess, imagineLLL V.ii.279.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Qualme perhaps.Qualm, perhaps.qualm (n.)
old form: Qualme
sudden sickness, feeling of nausea, fainting attack
LLL V.ii.279.2
Kat. KATHARINE 
Yes in good faith.Yes, in good faith. LLL V.ii.280.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Go sicknesse as thou art.Go, sickness as thou art! LLL V.ii.280.2
Ros. ROSALINE 
Well, better wits haue worne plain statute caps,Well, better wits have worn plain statute-caps.statute-cap (n.)
old form: statute caps
woollen cap ordered (by an Act of 1571) to be worn on Sundays and holy days by all below a certain social rank
LLL V.ii.281
wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individual
But will you heare; the King is my loue sworne.But will you hear? The King is my love sworn. LLL V.ii.282
Qu. PRINCESS 
And quicke Berowne hath plighted faith to me.And quick Berowne hath plighted faith to me. LLL V.ii.283
Kat. KATHARINE 
And Longauill was for my seruice borne.And Longaville was for my service born. LLL V.ii.284
Mar. MARIA 
Dumaine is mine as sure as barke on tree.Dumaine is mine as sure as bark on tree.sure (adj.)betrothed, joined, boundLLL V.ii.285
Boyet. BOYET 
Madam, and prettie mistresses giue eare,Madam, and pretty mistresses, give ear: LLL V.ii.286
Immediately they will againe be heereImmediately they will again be here LLL V.ii.287
In their owne shapes: for it can neuer be,In their own shapes, for it can never beshape (n.)appearance, aspect, visible formLLL V.ii.288
They will digest this harsh indignitie.They will digest this harsh indignity.digest, disgest (v.)endure, brook, put up withLLL V.ii.289
Qu. PRINCESS 
Will they returne?Will they return? LLL V.ii.290.1
Boy. BOYET 
They will they will, God knowes,They will, they will, God knows; LLL V.ii.290.2
And leape for ioy, though they are lame with blowes:And leap for joy though they are lame with blows. LLL V.ii.291
Therefore change Fauours, and when they repaire,Therefore change favours, and, when they repair,repair (v.)
old form: repaire
come, go, make one's way
LLL V.ii.292
favour (n.)
old form: Fauours
mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
Blow like sweet Roses, in this summer aire.Blow like sweet roses in this summer air.blow (v.)blossom, bloom, flowerLLL V.ii.293
Qu. PRINCESS 
How blow? how blow? Speake to bee vnderstood. How ‘ blow ’? How ‘ blow ’? Speak to be understood. LLL V.ii.294
Boy. BOYET 
Faire Ladies maskt, are Roses in their bud:Fair ladies masked are roses in their bud; LLL V.ii.295
Dismaskt, their damaske sweet commixture showne,Dismasked, their damask sweet commixture shown,dismasked (adj.)
old form: Dismaskt
unmasked, with mask removed
LLL V.ii.296
damask (adj./n.)
old form: damaske
light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
commixture (n.)complexion, mingling of colour
Are Angels vailing clouds, or Roses blowne.Are angels vailing clouds, or roses blown.vail (v.)let fall, yield, surrenderLLL V.ii.297
blown (adj.)
old form: blowne
in full flower, in its bloom
Qu. PRINCESS 
Auant perplexitie: What shall we do,Avaunt, perplexity! What shall we doperplexity (n.)
old form: perplexitie
riddler, source of confusion
LLL V.ii.298
avaunt (int.)
old form: Auant
begone, go away, be off
If they returne in their owne shapes to wo?If they return in their own shapes to woo? LLL V.ii.299
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Good Madam, if by me you'l be aduis'd,Good madam, if by me you'll be advised, LLL V.ii.300
Let's mocke them still as well knowne as disguis'd:Let's mock them still, as well known as disguised.still (adv.)ever, now [as before]LLL V.ii.301
Let vs complaine to them what fooles were heare,Let us complain to them what fools were here, LLL V.ii.302
Disguis'd like Muscouites in shapelesse geare:Disguised like Muscovites in shapeless gear;shapeless (adj.)
old form: shapelesse
unshapely, ugly, unsightly
LLL V.ii.303
gear (n.)
old form: geare
attire, dress, clothes
And wonder what they were, and to what endAnd wonder what they were, and to what end LLL V.ii.304
Their shallow showes, and Prologue vildely pen'd:Their shallow shows and prologue vilely penned,show (n.)
old form: showes
spectacle, display, ceremony
LLL V.ii.305
shallow (adj.)naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
And their rough carriage so ridiculous,And their rough carriage so ridiculous,rough (adj.)inadequate, dull, lacking graceLLL V.ii.306
carriage (n.)bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
Should be presented at our Tent to vs.Should be presented at our tent to us. LLL V.ii.307
Boyet. BOYET 
Ladies, withdraw: the gallants are at hand.Ladies, withdraw. The gallants are at hand.gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashionLLL V.ii.308
Quee. PRINCESS 
Whip to our Tents, as Roes runnes ore Land.Whip to our tents, as roes runs o'er the land.land (n.)lawn, soil, groundLLL V.ii.309
whip (v.)dash, hurry, hasten
Exeunt.Exeunt Princess and ladies LLL V.ii.309
Enter the King and the rest.Enter the King, Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine, LLL V.ii.310.1
having shed their disguises LLL V.ii.310.2
King. KING 
Faire sir, God saue you. Wher's the Princesse?Fair sir, God save you. Where's the Princess? LLL V.ii.310
Boy. BOYET 
Gone to her Tent. / Please it your MaiestieGone to her tent. Please it your majesty LLL V.ii.311
command me any seruice to her?Command me any service to her thither? LLL V.ii.312
King. KING 
That she vouchsafe me audience for one word.That she vouchsafe me audience for one word.audience (n.)hearing, attention, receptionLLL V.ii.313
Boy. BOYET 
I will, and so will she, I know my Lord. I will; and so will she, I know, my lord. LLL V.ii.314
Exit.Exit LLL V.ii.314
Ber. BEROWNE 
This fellow pickes vp wit as Pigeons pease,This fellow pecks up wit, as pigeons peas,wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuityLLL V.ii.315
And vtters it againe, when Ioue doth please.And utters it again when God doth please.utter (v.)
old form: vtters
offer for sale, dispense, make available
LLL V.ii.316
He is Wits Pedler, and retailes his Wares,He is wit's pedlar, and retails his wares LLL V.ii.317
At Wakes, and Wassels, Meetings, Markets, Faires.At wakes and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs;wassail (n.)
old form: Wassels
drinking-party, carousal, revels
LLL V.ii.318
wake (n.)festival, revel, fete
And we that sell by grosse, the Lord doth know,And we that sell by gross, the Lord doth know,gross, by / by the
old form: grosse
in large quantities, wholesale
LLL V.ii.319
Haue not the grace to grace it with such show.Have not the grace to grace it with such show.grace (n.)favour, good willLLL V.ii.320
grace (v.)favour, add merit to, do honour to
This Gallant pins the Wenches on his sleeue.This gallant pins the wenches on his sleeve.gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashionLLL V.ii.321
Had he bin Adam, he had tempted Eue.Had he been Adam, he had tempted Eve.Adam (n.)in the Bible, the first human being, in the Garden of Eden, who disobeyed GodLLL V.ii.322
Eve (n.)in the Bible, wife of the first human being
He can carue too, and lispe: Why this is he,'A can carve too, and lisp. Why, this is helisp (v.)
old form: lispe
talk in an affected way, speak with affectation
LLL V.ii.323
carve (v.)
old form: carue
be a generous hostess; or: speak in a charmingly affected way
That kist away his hand in courtesie.That kissed his hand away in courtesy. LLL V.ii.324
This is the Ape of Forme, Monsieur the nice,This is the ape of form, Monsieur the Nice,form (n.)
old form: Forme
way of behaving, behaviour, code of conduct
LLL V.ii.325
ape (n.)mimic, imitator, impersonator
That when he plaies at Tables, chides the DiceThat, when he plays at tables, chides the dicechide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveLLL V.ii.326
table (n.)(plural) backgammon
In honorable tearmes: Nay he can singIn honourable terms. Nay, he can sing LLL V.ii.327
A meane most meanly, and in VsheringA mean most meanly; and in usheringmean (n.)
old form: meane
middle-part singer, tenor, alto
LLL V.ii.328
meanly (adv.)tolerably, moderately well, well enough
ushering (n.)
old form: Vshering
organization of ceremony
Mend him who can: the Ladies call him sweete.Mend him who can. The ladies call him sweet.mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put rightLLL V.ii.329
The staires as he treads on them kisse his feete.The stairs, as he treads on them, kiss his feet. LLL V.ii.330
This is the flower that smiles on euerie one,This is the flower that smiles on everyone, LLL V.ii.331
To shew his teeth as white as Whales bone.To show his teeth as white as whale's bone; LLL V.ii.332
And consciences that wil not die in debt,And consciences that will not die in debt LLL V.ii.333
Pay him the dutie of honie-tongued Boyet.Pay him the due of ‘ honey-tongued Boyet.’ LLL V.ii.334
King. KING 
A blister on his sweet tongue with my hart,A blister on his sweet tongue, with my heart, LLL V.ii.335
That put Armathoes Page out of his part.That put Armado's page out of his part! LLL V.ii.336
Enter the Ladies.Enter the Princess, Rosaline, Maria, and Katharine, LLL V.ii.337.1
having unmasked and exchanged favours, with LLL V.ii.337.2
Boyet LLL V.ii.337.3
Ber. BEROWNE 
See where it comes. Behauiour what wer't thou,See where it comes! Behaviour, what wert thoubehaviour (n.)
old form: Behauiour
courtly behaviour, fine manners, etiquette
LLL V.ii.337
Till this madman shew'd thee? And what art thou now?Till this man showed thee, and what art thou now? LLL V.ii.338
King. KING 
All haile sweet Madame, and faire time of day.All hail, sweet madam, and fair time of day. LLL V.ii.339
Qu. PRINCESS 
Faire in all Haile is foule, as I conceiue.‘ Fair ’ in ‘ all hail ’ is foul, as I conceive. LLL V.ii.340
King. KING 
Construe my speeches better, if you may.Construe my speeches better, if you may.construe (v.)interpret, take, understandLLL V.ii.341
Qu. PRINCESS 
Then wish me better, I wil giue you leaue.Then wish me better; I will give you leave. LLL V.ii.342
King. KING 
We came to visit you, and purpose nowWe came to visit you, and purpose nowpurpose (v.)intend, planLLL V.ii.343
To leade you to our Court, vouchsafe it then.To lead you to our court. Vouchsafe it then. LLL V.ii.344
Qu. PRINCESS 
This field shal hold me, and so hold your vow:This field shall hold me, and so hold your vow.hold (v.)keep, maintain, observeLLL V.ii.345
field (n.)wasteland, wilderness
Nor God, nor I, delights in periur'd men.Nor God nor I delights in perjured men. LLL V.ii.346
King. KING 
Rebuke me not for that which you prouoke:Rebuke me not for that which you provoke. LLL V.ii.347
The vertue of your eie must breake my oth.The virtue of your eye must break my oath.virtue (n.)
old form: vertue
power, capability, efficacy, property
LLL V.ii.348
Q. PRINCESS 
You nickname vertue: vice you should haue spoke:You nickname virtue – ‘ vice ’ you should have spoke;nickname (v.)invent names for, misnameLLL V.ii.349
For vertues office neuer breakes men troth.For virtue's office never breaks men's troth.troth (n.)truth, good faithLLL V.ii.350
office (n.)role, position, place, function
Now by my maiden honor, yet as pureNow, by my maiden honour, yet as pure LLL V.ii.351
As the vnsallied Lilly, I protest,As the unsullied lily, I protest, LLL V.ii.352
A world of torments though I should endure,A world of torments though I should endure, LLL V.ii.353
I would not yeeld to be your houses guest:I would not yield to be your house's guest, LLL V.ii.354
So much I hate a breaking cause to beSo much I hate a breaking cause to be LLL V.ii.355
Of heauenly oaths, vow'd with integritie.Of heavenly oaths, vowed with integrity. LLL V.ii.356
Kin. KING 
O you haue liu'd in desolation heere,O, you have lived in desolation here, LLL V.ii.357
Vnseene, vnuisited, much to our shame.Unseen, unvisited, much to our shame. LLL V.ii.358
Qu. PRINCESS 
Not so my Lord, it is not so I sweare,Not so, my lord. It is not so, I swear. LLL V.ii.359
We haue had pastimes heere, and pleasant game,We have had pastimes here and pleasant game: LLL V.ii.360
A messe of Russians left vs but of late.A mess of Russians left us but of late.mess (n.)
old form: messe
company, group, gang of four
LLL V.ii.361
late, ofrecently, a little while ago
Kin. KING 
How Madam? Russians?How, madam? Russians? LLL V.ii.362.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
I in truth, my Lord.Ay, in truth, my lord; LLL V.ii.362.2
Trim gallants, full of Courtship and of state.Trim gallants, full of courtship and of state.trim (adj.)fine, excellent, smartLLL V.ii.363
gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashion
state (n.)splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
courtship (n.)court life, courtliness; also: wooing, courting
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Madam speake true. It is not so my Lord:Madam, speak true! It is not so, my lord.true (adv.)truthfully, honestlyLLL V.ii.364
My Ladie (to the manner of the daies)My lady, to the manner of the days,manner (n.)fashion, usage, customLLL V.ii.365
In curtesie giues vndeseruing praise.In courtesy gives undeserving praise. LLL V.ii.366
We foure indeed confronted were with foureWe four indeed confronted were with four LLL V.ii.367
In Russia habit: Heere they stayed an houre,In Russian habit. Here they stayed an hour LLL V.ii.368
And talk'd apace: and in that houre (my Lord)And talked apace; and in that hour, my lord, LLL V.ii.369
They did not blesse vs with one happy word.They did not bless us with one happy word.happy (adj.)well-chosen, felicitous, fittingLLL V.ii.370
I dare not call them fooles; but this I thinke,I dare not call them fools, but this I think, LLL V.ii.371
When they are thirstie, fooles would faine haue drinke.When they are thirsty, fools would fain have drink.fain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
LLL V.ii.372
Ber. BEROWNE 
This iest is drie to me. Gentle sweete,This jest is dry to me. My gentle sweet,gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindLLL V.ii.373
dry (adj.)
old form: drie
barren, arid, yielding no result
Your wits makes wise things foolish when we greeteYour wit makes wise things foolish. When we greet,wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuityLLL V.ii.374
With eies best seeing, heauens fierie eie:With eyes' best seeing, heaven's fiery eye, LLL V.ii.375
By light we loose light; your capacitieBy light we lose light. Your capacity LLL V.ii.376
Is of that nature, that to your huge stoore,Is of that nature that to your huge store LLL V.ii.377
Wise things seeme foolish, and rich things but poore.Wise things seem foolish and rich things but poor. LLL V.ii.378
Ros. ROSALINE 
This proues you wise and rich: for in my eieThis proves you wise and rich, for in my eye – LLL V.ii.379
Ber. BEROWNE 
I am a foole, and full of pouertie.I am a fool, and full of poverty. LLL V.ii.380
Ros. ROSALINE 
But that you take what doth to you belong,But that you take what doth to you belong, LLL V.ii.381
It were a fault to snatch words from my tongue.It were a fault to snatch words from my tongue. LLL V.ii.382
Ber. BEROWNE 
O, I am yours, and all that I possesse.O, I am yours, and all that I possess. LLL V.ii.383
Ros. ROSALINE 
All the foole mine.All the fool mine? LLL V.ii.384.1
Ber. BEROWNE 
I cannot giue you lesse.I cannot give you less. LLL V.ii.384.2
Ros. ROSALINE 
Which of the Vizards what it that you wore?Which of the visors was it that you wore? LLL V.ii.385
Ber. BEROWNE 
Where? when? What Vizard? / Why demand you this?Where, when, what visor? Why demand you this? LLL V.ii.386
Ros. ROSALINE 
There, then, that vizard, that superfluous case,There, then, that visor: that superfluous casecase (n.)mask, disguise, coveringLLL V.ii.387
That hid the worse, and shew'd the better face.That hid the worse and showed the better face. LLL V.ii.388
Kin. KING 
We are discried, / They'l mocke vs now downeright.We are descried. They'll mock us now downright.downright (adv.)
old form: downeright
outright, totally, utterly
LLL V.ii.389
descry (v.)
old form: discried
find out, detect, discover
Du. DUMAINE 
Let vs confesse, and turne it to a iest.Let us confess, and turn it to a jest. LLL V.ii.390
Que. PRINCESS 
Amaz'd my Lord? Why lookes your Highnes sadde?Amazed, my lord? Why looks your highness sad?sad (adj.)
old form: sadde
downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
LLL V.ii.391
amazed (adj.)
old form: Amaz'd
dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Helpe hold his browes, hee'l sound: why looke you pale?Help! Hold his brows! He'll swoon. Why look you pale?swoon (v.)
old form: sound
faint
LLL V.ii.392
brow (n.)
old form: browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
Sea-sicke I thinke comming from Muscouie.Sea-sick, I think, coming from Muscovy! LLL V.ii.393
Ber. BEROWNE 
Thus poure the stars down plagues for periury.Thus pour the stars down plagues for perjury. LLL V.ii.394
Can any face of brasse hold longer out?Can any face of brass hold longer out?face (n.)appearance, outward show, lookLLL V.ii.395
brass (n.)
old form: brasse
brazenness, effrontery, impudence
Heere stand I, Ladie dart thy skill at me,Here stand I, lady; dart thy skill at me.dart (v.)hurl like an arrowLLL V.ii.396
Bruise me with scorne, confound me with a flout.Bruise me with scorn, confound me with a flout,flout (n.)insult, jibe, tauntLLL V.ii.397
confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruin
Thrust thy sharpe wit quite through my ignorance.Thrust thy sharp wit quite through my ignorance,wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuityLLL V.ii.398
Cut me to peeces with thy keene conceit:Cut me to pieces with thy keen conceit,conceit (n.)understanding, intelligence, apprehensionLLL V.ii.399
And I will wish thee neuer more to dance,And I will wish thee never more to dance,wish (v.)entreat, inviteLLL V.ii.400
Nor neuer more in Russian habit waite.Nor never more in Russian habit wait.habit (n.)dress, clothing, costumeLLL V.ii.401
wait (v.)
old form: waite
be in attendance, do service
O! neuer will I trust to speeches pen'd,O, never will I trust to speeches penned, LLL V.ii.402
Nor to the motion of a Schoole-boies tongue.Nor to the motion of a schoolboy's tongue, LLL V.ii.403
Nor neuer come in vizard to my friend,Nor never come in visor to my friend,friend (n.)lover, sweetheart, suitorLLL V.ii.404
visor (n.)
old form: vizard
mask
Nor woo in rime like a blind-harpers songue,Nor woo in rhyme, like a blind harper's song.harper (n.)harpist, minstrelLLL V.ii.405
Taffata phrases, silken tearmes precise,Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise, LLL V.ii.406
Three-pil'd Hyperboles, spruce affection;Three-piled hyperboles, spruce affection,spruce (adj.)over-elegant, smartLLL V.ii.407
three-piled (adj.)
old form: Three-pil'd
triple-thickness, three-threaded [i.e. very expensive or ornate]
affection (n.)affectation, posing, artificiality
Figures pedanticall, these summer flies,Figures pedantical – these summer fliespedantical (adj.)
old form: pedanticall
pedantic, exaggerated, artificial
LLL V.ii.408
figure (n.)figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
Haue blowne me full of maggot ostentation.Have blown me full of maggot ostentation.ostentation (n.)pretentiousness, false show, showing offLLL V.ii.409
blow (v.)
old form: blowne
deposit eggs [in], pollute, contaminate
I do forsweare them, and I heere protest,I do forswear them; and I here protestforswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsweare
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
LLL V.ii.410
By this white Gloue (how white the hand God knows)By this white glove – how white the hand, God knows! – LLL V.ii.411
Henceforth my woing minde shall be exprestHenceforth my wooing mind shall be expressed LLL V.ii.412
In russet yeas, and honest kersie noes.In russet yeas and honest kersey noes.russet (adj.)rustic, homely, simpleLLL V.ii.413
kersey (adj.)
old form: kersie
plain, simple, ordinary
And to begin Wench, so God helpe me law,And, to begin: wench – so God help me, law! –law (int.)indeedLLL V.ii.414
My loue to thee is sound, sans cracke or flaw.My love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw.sans (prep.)withoutLLL V.ii.415
crack (n.)
old form: cracke
flaw, defect, deficiency
Rosa. ROSALINE 
Sans, sans, I pray you.Sanssans ’, I pray you. LLL V.ii.416.1
Ber. BEROWNE 
Yet I haue a trickeYet I have a tricktrick (n.)
old form: tricke
habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
LLL V.ii.416.2
Of the old rage: beare with me, I am sicke.Of the old rage. Bear with me, I am sick;rage (n.)folly, rashness, mad jestLLL V.ii.417
Ile leaue it by degrees: soft, let vs see,I'll leave it by degrees. Soft, let us see:soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietLLL V.ii.418
Write Lord haue mercie on vs, on those three,Write ‘ Lord have mercy on us ’ on those three. LLL V.ii.419
They are infected, in their hearts it lies:They are infected; in their hearts it lies; LLL V.ii.420
They haue the plague, and caught it of your eyes:They have the plague, and caught it of your eyes. LLL V.ii.421
These Lords are visited, you are not free:These lords are visited; you are not free,visit (v.)afflict with sickness, strike down with diseaseLLL V.ii.422
For the Lords tokens on you do I see.For the Lord's tokens on you do I see.token (n.)keepsake, present, mementoLLL V.ii.423
Qu. PRINCESS 
No, they are free that gaue these tokens to vs.No, they are free that gave these tokens to us.free (adj.)liberal, lavish, generousLLL V.ii.424
Ber. BEROWNE 
Our states are forfeit, seeke not to vndo vs.Our states are forfeit. Seek not to undo us.state (n.)status, rank, positionLLL V.ii.425
undo (v.)
old form: vndo
ruin, destroy, wipe out
Ros. ROSALINE 
It is not so; for how can this be true,It is not so; for how can this be true, LLL V.ii.426
That you stand forfeit, being those that sue.That you stand forfeit, being those that sue?sue (v.)beg, plead, beseechLLL V.ii.427
Ber. BEROWNE 
Peace, for I will not haue to do with you.Peace! for I will not have to do with you. LLL V.ii.428
Ros. ROSALINE 
Nor shall not, if I do as I intend.Nor shall not if I do as I intend. LLL V.ii.429
Ber. BEROWNE 
Speake for your selues, my wit is at an end.Speak for yourselves. My wit is at an end.wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuityLLL V.ii.430
King. KING 
Teach vs sweete Madame, for our rude transgression, Teach us, sweet madam, for our rude transgression LLL V.ii.431
some faire excuse.Some fair excuse. LLL V.ii.432.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
The fairest is confession.The fairest is confession. LLL V.ii.432.2
Were you not heere but euen now, disguis'd?Were not you here but even now disguised? LLL V.ii.433
Kin. KING 
Madam, I was.Madam, I was. LLL V.ii.434.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
And were you well aduis'd?And were you well advised?well (adv.)in one's right mind, sane, rationalLLL V.ii.434.2
Kin. KING 
I was faire Madam.I was, fair madam. LLL V.ii.435.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
When you then were heere,When you then were here, LLL V.ii.435.2
What did you whisper in your Ladies eare?What did you whisper in your lady's ear? LLL V.ii.436
King. KING 
That more then all the world I did respect herThat more than all the world I did respect her. LLL V.ii.437
Qu. PRINCESS 
When shee shall challenge this, you will reiect her.When she shall challenge this, you will reject her.challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist onLLL V.ii.438
King. KING 
Vpon mine Honor no.Upon mine honour, no. LLL V.ii.439.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Peace, peace, forbeare:Peace, peace, forbear!forbear (v.)stop, cease, desistLLL V.ii.439.2
your oath once broke, you force not to forsweare.Your oath once broke, you force not to forswear.forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsweare
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
LLL V.ii.440
force (v.)hesitate, scruple, care for
King. KING 
Despise me when I breake this oath of mine.Despise me when I break this oath of mine. LLL V.ii.441
Qu. PRINCESS 
I will, and therefore keepe it. Rosaline,I will; and therefore keep it. Rosaline, LLL V.ii.442
What did the Russian whisper in your eare?What did the Russian whisper in your ear? LLL V.ii.443
Ros. ROSALINE 
Madam, he swore that he did hold me deareMadam, he swore that he did hold me dear LLL V.ii.444
As precious eye-sight, and did value meAs precious eyesight, and did value me LLL V.ii.445
Aboue this World: adding thereto moreouer,Above this world; adding thereto, moreover, LLL V.ii.446
That he would Wed me, or else die my Louer.That he would wed me or else die my lover. LLL V.ii.447
Qu. PRINCESS 
God giue thee ioy of him: the Noble LordGod give thee joy of him. The noble lord LLL V.ii.448
Most honorably doth vphold his word.Most honourably doth uphold his word. LLL V.ii.449
King. KING 
What meane you Madame? / By my life, my trothWhat mean you, madam? By my life, my troth,troth, good troth (n.)exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeedLLL V.ii.450
I neuer swore this Ladie such an oth.I never swore this lady such an oath. LLL V.ii.451
Ros. ROSALINE 
By heauen you did; and to confirme it plaine,By heaven you did! And, to confirm it plain, LLL V.ii.452
you gaue me this: But take it sir againe.You gave me this; but take it, sir, again. LLL V.ii.453
King. KING 
My faith and this, the Princesse I did giue,My faith and this the Princess I did give. LLL V.ii.454
I knew her by this Iewell on her sleeue.I knew her by this jewel on her sleeve. LLL V.ii.455
Qu. PRINCESS 
Pardon me sir, this Iewell did she weare,Pardon me, sir, this jewel did she wear, LLL V.ii.456
And Lord Berowne (I thanke him) is my deare.And Lord Berowne, I thank him, is my dear. LLL V.ii.457
What? Will you haue me, or your Pearle againe?What! Will you have me, or your pearl again? LLL V.ii.458
Ber. BEROWNE 
Neither of either, I remit both twaine.Neither of either; I remit both twain.remit (v.)give up, resign, surrenderLLL V.ii.459
I see the tricke on't: Heere was a consent,I see the trick on't. Here was a consent,consent (n.)agreement, accord, unanimity, compactLLL V.ii.460
Knowing aforehand of our merriment,Knowing aforehand of our merriment, LLL V.ii.461
To dash it like a Christmas Comedie.To dash it like a Christmas comedy.dash (v.)frustrate, spoil, ruinLLL V.ii.462
Christmas (n.)in Christian tradition, the feast of the birth of Christ, 25 December
Some carry-tale, some please-man, some slight Zanie,Some carry-tale, some please-man, some slight zany,please-man (n.)yes-man, sycophant, toadyLLL V.ii.463
slight (adj.)worthless, insignificant, good-for-nothing
zany (n.)
old form: Zanie
stooge, clown's assistant, mimic
carry-tale (n.)tell-tale, tale-bearer
Some mumble-newes, some trencher-knight, som DickSome mumble-news, some trencher-knight, some Dick,Dick (n.)low fellow, jack-in-officeLLL V.ii.464
mumble-news (n.)
old form: mumble-newes
tale-bearer, tattler, gossip
trencher-knight (n.)hero of the dinner-table, valiant eater
That smiles his cheeke in yeares, and knowes the trickThat smiles his cheek in years, and knows the tricktrick (n.)way, knack, skillLLL V.ii.465
smile (v.)make something happen by smiling
years (n.)
old form: yeares
age
To make my Lady laugh, when she's dispos'd;To make my lady laugh when she's disposed,disposed (adj.)
old form: dispos'd
inclined to be merry, feeling playful
LLL V.ii.466
Told our intents before: which once disclos'd,Told our intents before; which once disclosed,intent (n.)intention, purpose, aimLLL V.ii.467
before (adv.)ahead, in advance
The Ladies did change Fauours; and then weThe ladies did change favours, and then we,favour (n.)
old form: Fauours
mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
LLL V.ii.468
Following the signes, woo'd but the signe of she.Following the signs, wooed but the sign of she.sign (n.)
old form: signes
outward appearance, external demeanour
LLL V.ii.469
Now to our periurie, to adde more terror,Now, to our perjury to add more terror, LLL V.ii.470
We are againe forsworne in will and error.We are again forsworn, in will and error.forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
LLL V.ii.471
(To Boyet) LLL V.ii.472.1
Much vpon this tis: and might not youMuch upon this 'tis. (To Boyet) And might not youmuch (adv.)very largely, to a great extentLLL V.ii.472
Forestall our sport, to make vs thus vntrue?Forestall our sport, to make us thus untrue?sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentLLL V.ii.473
forestall (v.)prevent, stop, intercept, waylay
Do not you know my Ladies foot by'th squier?Do not you know my lady's foot by the square,square, by the
old form: squier
accurately, exactly, with great precision
LLL V.ii.474
And laugh vpon the apple of her eie?And laugh upon the apple of her eye?apple (n.)pupil, centreLLL V.ii.475
And stand betweene her backe sir, and the fire,And stand between her back, sir, and the fire, LLL V.ii.476
Holding a trencher, iesting merrilie?Holding a trencher, jesting merrily?trencher (n.)plate, platter, serving dishLLL V.ii.477
You put our Page out: go, you are alowd.You put our page out – go, you are allowed;put out (v.)disconcert, distract, make one forget one's linesLLL V.ii.478
allowed (adj.)
old form: alowd
licensed, authorized, permitted
Die when you will, a smocke shall be your shrowd.Die when you will, a smock shall be your shroud. LLL V.ii.479
You leere vpon me, do you? There's an eieYou leer upon me, do you? There's an eyeleer (v.)
old form: leere
look sideways, cast a side glance, smile disarmingly
LLL V.ii.480
Wounds like a Leaden sword.Wounds like a leaden sword. LLL V.ii.481.1
Boy. BOYET 
Full merrilyFull merrily LLL V.ii.481.2
hath this braue manager, this carreere bene run.Hath this brave manage, this career, been run.manage (n.)gallop at full speedLLL V.ii.482
brave (adj.)
old form: braue
fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
career (n.)
old form: carreere
[of a horse in a combat] charge, gallop, course
Ber. BEROWNE 
Loe, he is tilting straight. Peace, I haue don.Lo, he is tilting straight. Peace! I have done.tilt (v.)joust, fight [with lances], thrustLLL V.ii.483
Enter Clowne.Enter Costard LLL V.ii.484.1
Welcome pure wit, thou part'st a faire fray.Welcome, pure wit! Thou partest a fair fray. LLL V.ii.484
Clo. COSTARD 
O Lord sir, they would kno,O Lord, sir, they would know LLL V.ii.485
Whether the three worthies shall come in, or no.Whether the three Worthies shall come in or no. LLL V.ii.486
Ber. BEROWNE 
What, are there but three?What, are there but three? LLL V.ii.487.1
Clo. COSTARD 
No sir, but it is vara fine,No, sir; but it is vara fine,vara (adv.)dialect form of ‘very’LLL V.ii.487.2
For euerie one pursents three.For every one pursents three.pursent (v.)dialect form of ‘present’LLL V.ii.488.1
Ber. BEROWNE 
And three times thrice is nine.And three times thrice is nine. LLL V.ii.488.2
Clo. COSTARD 
Not so sir, vnder correction sir, I hope it is not so.Not so, sir – under correction, sir – I hope it is not so. LLL V.ii.489
You cannot beg vs sir, I can assure you sir, we know what we know:You cannot beg us, sir, I can assure you, sir; we know what we know.beg (v.)plead to put in care; treat as a foolLLL V.ii.490
I hope sir three times thrice sir.I hope, sir, three times thrice, sir –  LLL V.ii.491.1
Ber. BEROWNE 
Is not nine.Is not nine? LLL V.ii.491.2
Clo. COSTARD 
Vnder correction sir, wee know where-vntill itUnder correction, sir, we know whereuntil it LLL V.ii.492
doth amount.doth amount. LLL V.ii.493
Ber. BEROWNE 
By Ioue, I alwaies tooke three threes for nine.By Jove, I always took three threes for nine.Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godLLL V.ii.494
Clow. COSTARD 
O Lord sir, it were pittie you should get yourO Lord, sir, it were pity you should get yourpity (n.)
old form: pittie
bad thing, sad fate, calamity [for]
LLL V.ii.495
liuing by reckning sir.living by reck'ning, sir.reckoning (n.)
old form: reckning
counting up, enumeration, calculation
LLL V.ii.496
Ber. BEROWNE 
How much is it?How much is it? LLL V.ii.497
Clo. COSTARD 
O Lord sir, the parties themselues, the actors O Lord, sir, the parties themselves, the actors, LLL V.ii.498
sir will shew where-vntill it doth amount: for minesir, will show whereuntil it doth amount. For mine LLL V.ii.499
owne part, I am (as they say, but to perfect one man inown part, I am, as they say, but to parfect one man inparfect (v.)
old form: perfect
malapropism probably for ‘perform’ or ‘present’
LLL V.ii.500
one poore man) Pompion the great sir.one poor man – Pompion the Great, sir.Pompion (n.)[= pumpkin] malapropism for ‘Pompey’LLL V.ii.501
Ber. BEROWNE 
Art thou one of the Worthies?Art thou one of the Worthies? LLL V.ii.502
Clo. COSTARD 
It pleased them to thinke me worthie of PompeyIt pleased them to think me worthy of Pompey LLL V.ii.503
the great: for mine owne part, I know not the degreethe Great. For mine own part, I know not the degreedegree (n.)rank, station, standingLLL V.ii.504
of the Worthie, but I am to stand for him.of the Worthy, but I am to stand for him.stand (v.)stand in, impersonate, representLLL V.ii.505
Ber. BEROWNE 
Go, bid them prepare. Go bid them prepare. LLL V.ii.506
Clo. COSTARD 
We will turne it finely off sir, we wil take some We will turn it finely off, sir; we will take someturn off (v.)
old form: turne
perform with skill, accomplish
LLL V.ii.507
care.care. LLL V.ii.508
Exit.Exit LLL V.ii.508
King. KING 
Berowne, they will shame vs: / Let them not approach.Berowne, they will shame us. Let them not approach. LLL V.ii.509
Ber. BEROWNE 
We are shame-proofe my Lord: and 'tis some policie,We are shame-proof, my lord; and 'tis some policypolicy (n.)
old form: policie
stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
LLL V.ii.510
to haue one shew worse then the Kings and his companie.To have one show worse than the King's and his company. LLL V.ii.511
Kin. KING 
I say they shall not come.I say they shall not come. LLL V.ii.512
Qu. PRINCESS 
Nay my good Lord, let me ore-rule you now;Nay, my good lord, let me o'errule you now. LLL V.ii.513
That sport best pleases, that doth least know how.That sport best pleases that doth least know how –sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentLLL V.ii.514
Where Zeale striues to content, and the contentsWhere zeal strives to content, and the contentscontent (v.)please, gratify, delight, satisfyLLL V.ii.515
content (n.)substance, matter, meaning
Dies in the Zeale of that which it presents:Dies in the zeal of that which it presents; LLL V.ii.516
Their forme confounded, makes most forme in mirth,Their form confounded makes most form in mirth,form (n.)
old form: forme
pattern, shaping, outcome, order
LLL V.ii.517
form (n.)
old form: forme
formal procedure, due process, formality
confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruin
When great things labouring perish in their birth.When great things labouring perish in their birth. LLL V.ii.518
Ber. BEROWNE 
A right description of our sport my Lord.A right description of our sport, my lord. LLL V.ii.519
Enter Braggart.Enter Armado LLL V.ii.520
Brag. ARMADO 
Annointed, I implore so much expence of thyAnointed, I implore so much expense of thy LLL V.ii.520
royall sweet breath, as will vtter a brace of words.royal sweet breath as will utter a brace of words.brace (n.)group of two, couple, pairLLL V.ii.521
Armado and the King LLL V.ii.522.1
converse apart LLL V.ii.522.2
Qu. PRINCESS 
Doth this man serue God?Doth this man serve God? LLL V.ii.522
Ber. BEROWNE 
Why aske you?Why ask you? LLL V.ii.523
Qu. PRINCESS 
He speak's not like a man of God's making.'A speaks not like a man of God his making. LLL V.ii.524
Brag. ARMADO 
That's all one my faire sweet honie Monarch:That is all one, my fair sweet honey monarch; LLL V.ii.525
For I protest, the Schoolmaster is exceeding fantasticall:for, I protest, the schoolmaster is exceeding fantastical;fantastical (adj.)
old form: fantasticall
fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
LLL V.ii.526
Too too vaine, too too vaine. But we wil put it (as theytoo, too vain; too, too vain; but we will put it, as they LLL V.ii.527
say) to Fortuna delaguar,say, to fortuna de la guerra. LLL V.ii.528
He gives the King a paper LLL V.ii.529.1
I wish you the peace of minde most royall cupplement.I wish you the peace of mind, most royal couplement!couplement (n.)
old form: cupplement
couple, pair
LLL V.ii.529
Exit LLL V.ii.529
King. KING 
Here is like to be a good presence of Worthies;Here is like to be a good presence of Worthies. (Consultinglike (adv.)likely, probable / probablyLLL V.ii.530
Nine Worthiesthree pagans (Hector of Troy, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar), three Jews (Joshua, David, Judas Maccabaeus), three Christians (Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon or Guy of Warwick); Hercules and Pompey the Great are included in LLL V.ii
He presents Hector of Troy, the Swaine the paper) He presents Hector of Troy; the swain,swain (n.)[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellowLLL V.ii.531
Pompey ye great, the Parish Curate Alexander, Pompey the Great; the parish curate, Alexander;Pompey the Great (n.)Roman politician and general, 1st-c BCLLL V.ii.532
Alexander (n.)Alexander the Great; Macedonian king in 4th-c BC, known for his extensive empire
Armadoes Page Hercules, the Pedant Iudas Machabeus:Armado's page, Hercules; the pedant, Judas Maccabaeus.pedant (n.)schoolmaster, teacherLLL V.ii.533
Judas Maccabaeus[maka'bayus] in the Bible, leader of a Jewish revolt, 2nd-c BC
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
(reading) LLL V.ii.534
And if these foure Worthies in their first shew thriue,And if these four Worthies in their first show thrive, LLL V.ii.534
these foure will change habites, and present the other fiue.These four will change habits and present the other five.habit (n.)
old form: habites
dress, clothing, costume
LLL V.ii.535
Ber. BEROWNE 
There is fiue in the first shew.There is five in the first show. LLL V.ii.536
Kin. KING 
You are deceiued, tis not so.You are deceived. 'Tis not so. LLL V.ii.537
Ber. BEROWNE 
The Pedant, the Braggart, the Hedge-Priest, theThe pedant, the braggart, the hedge-priest, thehedge-priest (n.)[contemptuous] roadside cleric, uneducated priestLLL V.ii.538
Foole, and the Boy,fool, and the boy. LLL V.ii.539
Abate throw at Novum, and the whole world againe,Abate throw at novum, and the whole world againnovum (n.)game of dice in which throws of nine and five were significantLLL V.ii.540
abate (v.)set aside, except, bar
Cannot pricke out fiue such, take each one in's vaine.Cannot pick out five such, take each one in his vein. LLL V.ii.541
Kin. KING 
The ship is vnder saile, and here she coms amain.The ship is under sail, and here she comes amain.amain (adv.)in all haste, at full speedLLL V.ii.542
Enter Pompey.Enter Costard as Pompey LLL V.ii.543
Clo.COSTARD as Pompey 
I Pompey am.I Pompey am –  LLL V.ii.543.1
Ber. BOYET 
You lie, you are not he.You lie! You are not he. LLL V.ii.543.2
Clo.COSTARD as Pompey 
I Pompey am.I Pompey am –  LLL V.ii.544.1
Boy. BOYET 
With Libbards head on knee.With leopard's head on knee.libbard (n.)leopardLLL V.ii.544.2
Ber. BEROWNE 
Well said old mocker, / I must needs be friends with thee.Well said, old mocker. I must needs be friends with thee. LLL V.ii.545
Clo.COSTARD as Pompey 
I Pompey am, Pompey surnam'd the big.I Pompey am, Pompey surnamed the Big – LLL V.ii.546
Du. DUMAINE 
The great.The ‘ Great.’ LLL V.ii.547
Clo. COSTARD as Pompey 
It is great sir: / Pompey surnam'd the great:It is ‘ Great ’, sir – Pompey surnamed the Great, LLL V.ii.548
That oft in field, with Targe and Shield, / did make my foe to sweat:That oft in field, with targe and shield, did make my foe to sweat;oft (adv.)oftenLLL V.ii.549
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
targe (n.)shield
And trauailing along this coast, I heere am come by chance,And travelling along this coast, I here am come by chance, LLL V.ii.550
And lay my Armes before the legs of this sweet Lasse of France.And lay my arms before the legs of this sweet lass of France. LLL V.ii.551
If your Ladiship would say thankes Pompey, I hadIf your ladyship would say ‘ Thanks, Pompey ’, I had LLL V.ii.552
done.done. LLL V.ii.553
La. PRINCESS 
Great thankes great Pompey.Great thanks, great Pompey. LLL V.ii.554
Clo. COSTARD 
Tis not so much worth: but I hope I was'Tis not so much worth, but I hope I was LLL V.ii.555
perfect. I made a little fault in great.perfect. I made a little fault in ‘ Great.’perfect (adj.)word-perfect, perfectly accurateLLL V.ii.556
Ber. BEROWNE 
My hat to a halfe-penie, Pompey prooues theMy hat to a halfpenny, Pompey proves the LLL V.ii.557
best Worthie.best Worthy. LLL V.ii.558
Enter Curate for Alexander.Enter Nathaniel as Alexander LLL V.ii.559
Curat.NATHANIEL as Alexander 
When in the world I liu'd, I was the worldes Commander:When in the world I lived, I was the world's commander; LLL V.ii.559
By East, West, North, & South, I spred my conquering mightBy east, west, north, and south, I spread my conquering might; LLL V.ii.560
My Scutcheon plaine declares that I am Alisander.My scutcheon plain declares that I am Alisander.scutcheon (n.)escutcheon, painted shieldLLL V.ii.561
Alisander (n.)an old form of Alexander
Boiet. BOYET 
Your nose saies no, you are not: / For it stands too right.Your nose says no, you are not; for it stands too right.right (adj.)straight, not bent to one sideLLL V.ii.562
Ber. BEROWNE 
Your nose smels no, in this most tender smelling Knight.Your nose smells ‘ no ’ in this, most tender-smelling knight.tender-smelling (adj.)with a sensitive sense of smellLLL V.ii.563
Qu. PRINCESS 
The Conqueror is dismaid: / Proceede good Alexander.The conqueror is dismayed. Proceed, good Alexander. LLL V.ii.564
Cur.NATHANIEL as Alexander 
When in the world I liued, I was the worldes Commander. When in the world I lived, I was the world's commander – LLL V.ii.565
Boiet. BOYET 
Most true, 'tis right: you were so Alisander.Most true, 'tis right – you were so, Alisander. LLL V.ii.566
Ber. BEROWNE 
Pompey the great.Pompey the Great – LLL V.ii.567
Clo. COSTARD 
your seruant and Costard.Your servant, and Costard. LLL V.ii.568
Ber. BEROWNE 
Take away the Conqueror, take away Take away the conqueror; take away LLL V.ii.569
AlisanderAlisander. LLL V.ii.570
Clo. COSTARD  
(to Nathaniel) LLL V.ii.571
O sir, you haue ouerthrowne O, sir, you have overthrown LLL V.ii.571
Alisander the conqueror: you will be scrap'd out ofAlisander the conqueror. You will be scraped out of LLL V.ii.572
the painted cloth for this: your Lion that holds histhe painted cloth for this. Your lion, that holds his LLL V.ii.573
Pollax sitting on a close stoole, will be giuen to Aiax.pole-axe sitting on a close-stool, will be given to Ajax.poleaxe, pole-axe (n.)
old form: Pollax
battle-axe
LLL V.ii.574
Ajax (n.)[pron: 'ayjaks, OP also a'jayks] son of Telemon, king of Salamis (also called Ajax Telemonius); fought against Troy; proverbial for his size and strength
close-stool (n.)
old form: close stoole
chamber pot enclosed in a stool, privy
He will be the ninth worthie. A Conqueror, and affraidHe will be the ninth Worthy. A conqueror, and afeardafeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scaredLLL V.ii.575
to speake? Runne away for shame Alisander.to speak? Run away for shame, Alisander. LLL V.ii.576
Nathaniel retires LLL V.ii.577.1
There an't shall please you: a foolish milde man, anThere, an't shall please you, a foolish mild man; anand, an (conj.)if, whetherLLL V.ii.577
honest man, looke you, & soon dasht. He is a maruelloushonest man, look you, and soon dashed. He is a marvellousdash (v.)
old form: dasht
cast down, daunt, dishearten
LLL V.ii.578
good neighbour insooth, and a verie good Bowler:good neighbour, faith, and a very good bowler; LLL V.ii.579
but for Alisander, alas you see, how 'tis a littlebut for Alisander, alas, you see how 'tis – a little LLL V.ii.580
ore-parted. But there are Worthies a comming, will speakeo'erparted. But there are Worthies a-coming will speakoverparted (adj.)
old form: ore-parted
unequal to the part, having too difficult a part to play
LLL V.ii.581
their minde in some other sort. Exit Cu.their mind in some other sort.sort (n.)way, mannerLLL V.ii.582
Qu. PRINCESS 
Stand aside good Pompey.Stand aside, good Pompey. LLL V.ii.583
Enter Pedant for Iudas, and the Boy for Hercules.Enter Holofernes as Judas and Mote as Hercules LLL V.ii.584.1
Ped.HOLOFERNES as presenter 
Great Hercules is presented by this Impe,Great Hercules is presented by this imp,imp (n.)
old form: Impe
child, scion, son
LLL V.ii.584
Whose Club kil'd Cerberus that three-headed Canus,Whose club killed Cerberus, that three-headed canus,Cerberus (n.)['sairberus] three-headed dog guarding the entrance to the Underworld, originally 50-headed; charmed to sleep by Orpheus during his quest to rescue EuridiceLLL V.ii.585
And when he was a babe, a childe, a shrimpe,And when he was a babe, a child, a shrimp, LLL V.ii.586
Thus did he strangle Serpents in his Manus:Thus did he strangle serpents in his manus. LLL V.ii.587
Quoniam, he seemeth in minoritie,Quoniam he seemeth in minority, LLL V.ii.588
Ergo, I come with this Apologie.Ergo I come with this apology.ergo (adv.)thereforeLLL V.ii.589
Keepe some state in thy exit, and vanish. Keep some state in thy exit, and retire.retire (v.)withdraw, take oneself awayLLL V.ii.590
state (n.)splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
Exit BoyMote retires LLL V.ii.591.1
Ped.Holfernes speaks as Judas LLL V.ii.591.2
Iudas I am.Judas I am – LLL V.ii.591
Dum. DUMAINE 
A Iudas?A Judas!Judas (n.)in the Bible, Judas Iscariot, betrayer of ChristLLL V.ii.592
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
Not Iscariot sir.Not Iscariot, sir. LLL V.ii.593
(as Judas) LLL V.ii.594.1
Iudas I am, ycliped Machabeus.Judas I am, yclept Maccabaeus.Judas Maccabaeus[maka'bayus] in the Bible, leader of a Jewish revolt, 2nd-c BCLLL V.ii.594
yclept (v.)
old form: ycliped
[archaism] called
Dum. DUMAINE 
Iudas Machabeus clipt, is plaine Iudas.Judas Maccabaeus clipped is plain Judas.clip (v.)
old form: clipt
cut short, abbreviate, curtail
LLL V.ii.595
Ber. BEROWNE 
A kissing traitor. How art thou prou'd A kissing traitor. How art thou proved LLL V.ii.596
Iudas?Judas? LLL V.ii.597
Ped. HOLOFERNES as Judas 
Iudas I am.Judas I am, – LLL V.ii.598
Dum. DUMAINE 
The more shame for you Iudas.The more shame for you, Judas. LLL V.ii.599
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
What meane you sir?What mean you, sir? LLL V.ii.600
Boi. BOYET 
To make Iudas hang himselfe.To make Judas hang himself. LLL V.ii.601
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
Begin sir, you are my elder.Begin, sir; you are my elder.elder (n.)senior, superiorLLL V.ii.602
Ber. BEROWNE 
Well follow'd, Iudas was hang'd on an Elder.Well followed: Judas was hanged on an elder. LLL V.ii.603
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
I will not be put out of countenance.I will not be put out of countenance.countenance, out ofinto a disconcerted stateLLL V.ii.604
Ber. BEROWNE 
Because thou hast no face.Because thou hast no face. LLL V.ii.605
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
What is this?What is this? LLL V.ii.606
Boi. BOYET 
A Citterne head.A cittern-head.cittern-head (n.)
old form: Citterne head.
[term of abuse] cittern [type of guitar] with a grotesquely carved head
LLL V.ii.607
Dum. DUMAINE 
The head of a bodkin.The head of a bodkin.bodkin (n.)hair-pin, pin-shaped ornamentLLL V.ii.608
Ber. BEROWNE 
A deaths face in a ring.A death's face in a ring.face (n.)representation, image; skullLLL V.ii.609
Lon. LONGAVILLE 
The face of an old Roman coine, scarce The face of an old Roman coin, scarce LLL V.ii.610
seene.seen. LLL V.ii.611
Boi. BOYET 
The pummell of Casars Faulchion.The pommel of Caesar's falchion.pommel (n.)
old form: pummell
ornamental knob
LLL V.ii.612
falchion (n.)
old form: Faulchion
curved broadsword
Dum. DUMAINE 
The caru'd-bone face on a Flaske.The carved bone face on a flask.flask (n.)
old form: Flaske
powder-flask, case for carrying gunpowder
LLL V.ii.613
Ber. BEROWNE 
S. Georges halfe cheeke in a brooch.Saint George's half-cheek in a brooch.half-cheek (n.)
old form: halfe cheeke
profile, side-view
LLL V.ii.614
George, Saintin Christian tradition, the patron saint of England, 3rd-c
brooch (n.)jewel, ornament
Dum. DUMAINE 
I, and in a brooch of Lead.Ay, in a brooch of lead. LLL V.ii.615
Ber. BEROWNE 
I, and worne in the cap of a Tooth-drawer. AndAy, and worn in the cap of a toothdrawer. Andtoothdrawer (n.)
old form: Tooth-drawer.
tooth-extractor, dentist
LLL V.ii.616
now forward, for we haue put thee in countenancenow forward, for we have put thee in countenance.countenance, put inmake one feel comfortable, encourageLLL V.ii.617
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
You haue put me out of countenance.You have put me out of countenance.countenance, out ofinto a disconcerted stateLLL V.ii.618
Ber. BEROWNE 
False, we haue giuen thee faces.False! We have given thee faces.false (adj.)wrong, mistakenLLL V.ii.619
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
But you haue out-fac'd them all.But you have outfaced them all.outface (v.)
old form: out-fac'd
put down, overcome, put to shame
LLL V.ii.620
Ber. BEROWNE 
And thou wer't a Lion, we would do so.An thou wert a lion, we would do so.and, an (conj.)if, even ifLLL V.ii.621
Boy. BOYET 
Therefore as he is, an Asse, let him go:Therefore, as he is an ass, let him go. LLL V.ii.622
And so adieu sweet Iude. Nay, why dost thou stay?And so adieu, sweet Jude. Nay, why dost thou stay? LLL V.ii.623
Dum. DUMAINE 
For the latter end of his name.For the latter end of his name. LLL V.ii.624
Ber. BEROWNE 
For the Asse to the Iude: giue it him. Iud-as away.For the ass to the Jude. Give it him. Jude-as, away! LLL V.ii.625
Ped. HOLOFERNES 
This is not generous, not gentle, not humble.This is not generous, not gentle, not humble.gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindLLL V.ii.626
Boy. BOYET 
A light for monsieur Iudas, it growes darke, he may stumble.A light for Monsieur Judas! It grows dark; he may stumble. LLL V.ii.627
Holofernes retires LLL V.ii.628
Que. PRINCESS 
Alas poore Machabeus, how hath hee beeneAlas, poor Maccabaeus, how hath he been LLL V.ii.628
baited. baited!bait (v.)harass, persecute, tormentLLL V.ii.629
Enter Braggart.Enter Armado as Hector LLL V.ii.630.1
Ber. BEROWNE 
Hide thy head Achilles, heere comes Hector inHide thy head, Achilles! Here comes Hector inAchilles (n.)[pron: a'kileez] son of Peleus and Thetis; only his spear could heal the wounds it madeLLL V.ii.630
Armes.arms. LLL V.ii.631
Dum. DUMAINE 
Though my mockes come home by me, I willThough my mocks come home by me, I willmock (n.)
old form: mockes
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
LLL V.ii.632
come homerebound, come back [on]
now be merrie.now be merry. LLL V.ii.633
King. KING 
Hector was but a Troyan in respect of this.Hector was but a Trojan in respect of this.Troyan, Trojan (n.)fellow, knaveLLL V.ii.634
Boi. BOYET 
But is this Hector?But is this Hector? LLL V.ii.635
Kin. KING 
I thinke Hector was not so cleane timber'd.I think Hector was not so clean-timbered.clean-timbered (adj.)
old form: cleane timber'd
well-built, clean-limbed
LLL V.ii.636
Lon. LONGAVILLE 
His legge is too big for Hector.His leg is too big for Hector's. LLL V.ii.637
Dum. DUMAINE 
More Calfe certaine.More calf, certain. LLL V.ii.638
Boi. BOYET 
No, he is best indued in the small.No; he is best indued in the small.indue, endue (v.)endow, furnish, provideLLL V.ii.639
small (n.)lower leg
Ber. BEROWNE 
This cannot be Hector.This cannot be Hector. LLL V.ii.640
Dum. DUMAINE 
He's a God or a Painter, for he makes faces.He's a god or a painter; for he makes faces. LLL V.ii.641
Brag.ARMADO as Hector 
The Armipotent Mars, of Launces the almighty,The armipotent Mars, of lances the almighty,Mars (n.)Roman god of warLLL V.ii.642
armipotent (adj.)mighty in arms, powerful in arms
gaue Hector a gift.Gave Hector a gift – LLL V.ii.643
Dum. DUMAINE 
A gilt Nutmegge.A gilt nutmeg.gilt (adj.)coated, glazedLLL V.ii.644
Ber. BEROWNE 
A Lemmon.A lemon. LLL V.ii.645
Lon. LONGAVILLE 
Stucke with Cloues.Stuck with cloves. LLL V.ii.646
Dum. DUMAINE 
No clouen.No, cloven. LLL V.ii.647
Brag.ARMADO 
Peace! LLL V.ii.648
(as Hector) LLL V.ii.649
The Armipotent Mars of Launces the almighty,The armipotent Mars, of lances the almighty, LLL V.ii.649
Gaue Hector a gift, the heire of Illion;Gave Hector a gift, the heir of Ilion;Ilion, Ilium (n.)poetic names for the city of TroyLLL V.ii.650
A man so breathed, that certaine he would fight: yeaA man so breathed that certain he would fight, yea,breathed (adj.)strong-winded, well-exercisedLLL V.ii.651
From morne till night, out of his Pauillion.From morn till night, out of his pavilion.morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
LLL V.ii.652
pavilion (n.)
old form: Pauillion
ceremonial tent
I am that Flower.I am that flower –  LLL V.ii.653.1
Dum. DUMAINE 
That Mint.That mint! LLL V.ii.653.2
Long. LONGAVILLE 
That Cullambine.That columbine! LLL V.ii.653.3
Brag. ARMADO 
Sweet Lord Longauill reine thy tongue.Sweet Lord Longaville, rein thy tongue. LLL V.ii.654
Lon. LONGAVILLE 
I must rather giue it the reine: for it runnesI must rather give it the rein, for it runs LLL V.ii.655
against Hector.against Hector. LLL V.ii.656
Dum. DUMAINE 
I, and Hector's a Grey-hound.Ay, and Hector's a greyhound. LLL V.ii.657
Brag. ARMADO 
The sweet War-man is dead and rotten, / SweetThe sweet war-man is dead and rotten. Sweet LLL V.ii.658
chuckes, beat not the bones of the buried:chucks, beat not the bones of the buried. When hechuck (n.)
old form: chuckes
chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
LLL V.ii.659
But I will forward with mybreathed, he was a man. But I will forward with my LLL V.ii.660
deuice; / Sweet Royaltie bestow on me the sence ofdevice. Sweet royalty, bestow on me the sense ofdevice (n.)
old form: deuice
show, performance, production
LLL V.ii.661
hearing. hearing. LLL V.ii.662
Berowne steppes forth.Berowne steps forth and whispers to Costard LLL V.ii.663.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Speake braue Hector, we are much delighted.Speak, brave Hector; we are much delighted.brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellentLLL V.ii.663
Brag. ARMADO 
I do adore thy sweet Graces slipper.I do adore thy sweet grace's slipper. LLL V.ii.664
Boy. BOYET 
Loues her by the foot. Loves her by the foot. LLL V.ii.665
Dum. DUMAINE 
He may not by the yard. He may not by the yard.yard (n.)yard measureLLL V.ii.666
Brag.ARMADO as Hector 
This Hector farre surmounted Hanniball.This Hector far surmounted Hannibal;surmount (v.)excel, surpass, outshineLLL V.ii.667
Hannibal (n.)Carthaginian general, 3rd-c BC
The partie is gone..The party is gone –party (n.)
old form: partie
person, fellow
LLL V.ii.668
Clo. COSTARD 
Fellow Hector, she is gone; she is two monethsFellow Hector, she is gone! She is two monthsgone (adj.)lost, ruined, brought downLLL V.ii.669
on her way.on her way.way, on one'spregnant, with childLLL V.ii.670
Brag. ARMADO 
What meanest thou?What meanest thou? LLL V.ii.671
Clo. COSTARD 
Faith vnlesse you play the honest Troyan, theFaith, unless you play the honest Trojan, thehonest (adj.)honourable, respectable, uprightLLL V.ii.672
Troyan, Trojan (n.)merry fellow, good companion
poore Wench is cast away: she's quick, the child bragspoor wench is cast away. She's quick; the child bragsquick (adj.)pregnant, with childLLL V.ii.673
in her belly alreadie: tis yours.in her belly already. 'Tis yours. LLL V.ii.674
Brag. ARMADO 
Dost thou infamonize me among Potentates?Dost thou infamonize me among potentates?infamonize (v.)brand with infamy, defameLLL V.ii.675
Thou shalt die.Thou shalt die! LLL V.ii.676
Clo. COSTARD 
Then shall Hector be whipt for IaquenettaThen shall Hector be whipped for Jaquenetta LLL V.ii.677
that is quicke by him, and hang'd for Pompey, that isthat is quick by him, and hanged for Pompey that isquick (adj.)
old form: quicke
pregnant, with child
LLL V.ii.678
dead by him.dead by him. LLL V.ii.679
Dum. DUMAINE 
Most rare Pompey.Most rare Pompey!rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellentLLL V.ii.680
Boi. BOYET 
Renowned Pompey.Renowned Pompey! LLL V.ii.681
Ber. BEROWNE 
Greater then great, great, great, great Greater than ‘ Great ’! Great, great, great LLL V.ii.682
Pompey: Pompey the huge.Pompey! Pompey the Huge! LLL V.ii.683
Dum. DUMAINE 
Hector trembles.Hector trembles. LLL V.ii.684
Ber. BEROWNE 
Pompey is moued, more Atees more Atees stirrePompey is moved. More Ates, more Ates! StirAtes (n.)
old form: Atees
discord, strife, destruction
LLL V.ii.685
them, or stirre them on.them on, stir them on! LLL V.ii.686
Dum. DUMAINE 
Hector will challenge him.Hector will challenge him. LLL V.ii.687
Ber. BEROWNE 
I, if a'haue no more mans blood in's belly,Ay, if 'a have no more man's blood in his belly LLL V.ii.688
then will sup a Flea.than will sup a flea.sup (v.)provide supper forLLL V.ii.689
Brag. ARMADO 
By the North-pole I do challenge thee.By the north pole, I do challenge thee. LLL V.ii.690
Clo. COSTARD 
I wil not fight with a pole like a Northern man;I will not fight with a pole like a northern man. LLL V.ii.691
Ile slash, Ile do it by the sword: I pray you let meeI'll slash; I'll do it by the sword. I bepray you, let mebepray (v.)prayLLL V.ii.692
borrow my Armes againe.borrow my arms again. LLL V.ii.693
Dum. DUMAINE 
Roome for the incensed Worthies.Room for the incensed Worthies.incensed (adj.)inflamed, angered, enragedLLL V.ii.694
Clo. COSTARD 
Ile do it in my shirt.I'll do it in my shirt. LLL V.ii.695
Dum. DUMAINE 
Most resolute Pompey.Most resolute Pompey! LLL V.ii.696
Page. MOTE 
Master, let me take you a button hole lower: / Do youMaster, let me take you a buttonhole lower. Do you LLL V.ii.697
not see Pompey is vncasing for the combat: whatnot see, Pompey is uncasing for the combat. Whatuncase (v.)
old form: vncasing
take off outer garments, undress
LLL V.ii.698
meane you? you will lose your reputation.mean you? You will lose your reputation. LLL V.ii.699
Brag. ARMADO 
Gentlemen and Souldiers pardon me, I will notGentlemen and soldiers, pardon me. I will not LLL V.ii.700
combat in my shirt.combat in my shirt. LLL V.ii.701
Du. DUMAINE 
You may not denie it, Pompey hath made theYou may not deny it. Pompey hath made the LLL V.ii.702
challenge.challenge. LLL V.ii.703
Brag. ARMADO 
Sweet bloods, I both may, and will.Sweet bloods, I both may and will.blood (n.)man of fire, hot-blooded fellow, spirited youthLLL V.ii.704
Ber. BEROWNE 
What reason haue you for't?What reason have you for't? LLL V.ii.705
Brag. ARMADO 
The naked truth of it is, I haue no shirt, / I goThe naked truth of it is, I have no shirt. I go LLL V.ii.706
woolward for penance.woolward for penance.woolward (adj.)wearing wool next to the skinLLL V.ii.707
Boy. BOYET 
True, and it was inioyned him in Rome for want ofTrue, and it was enjoined him in Rome for want of LLL V.ii.708
Linnen: since when, Ile be sworne he wore none, but alinen. Since when, I'll be sworn, he wore none but a LLL V.ii.709
dishclout of Iaquenettas, and that hee weares next hisdishclout of Jaquenetta's, and that 'a wears next hisdishclout (n.)dishcloth, ragLLL V.ii.710
heart for a fauour.heart for a favour. LLL V.ii.711
Enter a Messenger, Monsieur Marcade.Enter a messenger, Monsieur Marcade LLL V.ii.712
Mar. MARCADE 
God saue you Madame.God save you, madam. LLL V.ii.712.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
Welcome Marcade,Welcome, Marcade, LLL V.ii.712.2
but that thou interruptest our merriment.But that thou interruptest our merriment. LLL V.ii.713
Marc. MARCADE 
I am sorrie Madam, for the newes I bringI am sorry, madam, for the news I bring LLL V.ii.714
is heauie in my tongue. The King your fatherIs heavy in my tongue. The King your father –heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
LLL V.ii.715
Qu. PRINCESS 
Dead for my life.Dead, for my life! LLL V.ii.716.1
Mar. MARCADE 
Euen so: My tale is told.Even so; my tale is told. LLL V.ii.716.2
Ber. BEROWNE 
Worthies away, the Scene begins to cloud.Worthies, away! The scene begins to cloud. LLL V.ii.717
Brag. ARMADO 
For mine owne part, I breath free breath: I haue For mine own part, I breathe free breath. I have LLL V.ii.718
seene the day of wrong, through the little hole of discretion,seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion, LLL V.ii.719
and I will right my selfe like a Souldier.and I will right myself like a soldier. LLL V.ii.720
Exeunt WorthiesExeunt Worthies LLL V.ii.720
Kin. KING 
How fare's your Maiestie?How fares your majesty?fare (v.)get on, manage, do, copeLLL V.ii.721
Qu. PRINCESS 
Boyet prepare, I will away to night.Boyet, prepare. I will away tonight. LLL V.ii.722
Kin. KING 
Madame not so, I do beseech you stay.Madam, not so. I do beseech you, stay. LLL V.ii.723
Qu. PRINCESS 
Prepare I say. I thanke you gracious LordsPrepare, I say. I thank you, gracious lords, LLL V.ii.724
For all your faire endeuours and entreats:For all your fair endeavors, and entreat, LLL V.ii.725
Out of a new sad-soule, that you vouchsafe,Out of a new-sad soul, that you vouchsafe LLL V.ii.726
In your rich wisedome to excuse, or hide,In your rich wisdom to excuse or hidehide (v.)disregard, overlook, put out of sightLLL V.ii.727
The liberall opposition of our spirits,The liberal opposition of our spirits,opposition (n.)presenting for combat, contesting, encounterLLL V.ii.728
liberal (adj.)
old form: liberall
free-and-easy, unrestrained
If ouer-boldly we haue borne our selues,If over-boldly we have borne ourselves LLL V.ii.729
In the conuerse of breath (your gentlenesseIn the converse of breath. Your gentlenessconverse (n.)
old form: conuerse
conversation, discourse, interaction
LLL V.ii.730
gentleness (n.)
old form: gentlenesse
nobility, good breeding, courtesy
breath (n.)utterance, speech, voice
Was guiltie of it.) Farewell worthie Lord:Was guilty of it. Farewell, worthy lord! LLL V.ii.731
A heauie heart beares not a humble tongue.A heavy heart bears not a humble tongue.humble (adj.)polite, well-mannered, civilLLL V.ii.732
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Excuse me so, comming so short of thankes,Excuse me so, coming too short of thanks LLL V.ii.733
For my great suite, so easily obtain'd.For my great suit so easily obtained.suit (n.)
old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
LLL V.ii.734
Kin. KING 
The extreme parts of time, extremelie formesThe extreme parts of time extremely formspart (n.)action, conduct, behaviourLLL V.ii.735
All causes to the purpose of his speed:All causes to the purpose of his speed,purpose (n.)intention, aim, planLLL V.ii.736
And often at his verie loose decidesAnd often at his very loose decidesloose (n.)[archery] moment of release, crucial pointLLL V.ii.737
That, which long processe could not arbitrate.That which long process could not arbitrate.process (n.)
old form: processe
proceedings, dealings
LLL V.ii.738
And though the mourning brow of progenieAnd though the mourning brow of progenyprogeny (n.)
old form: progenie
child
LLL V.ii.739
brow (n.)appearance, aspect, countenance
Forbid the smiling curtesie of Loue:Forbid the smiling courtesy of love LLL V.ii.740
The holy suite which faine it would conuince,The holy suit which fain it would convince,fain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
LLL V.ii.741
convince (v.)
old form: conuince
establish, prove, demonstrate
Yet since loues argument was first on foote,Yet, since love's argument was first on foot,argument (n.)subject, point, theme, targetLLL V.ii.742
Let not the cloud of sorrow iustle itLet not the cloud of sorrow jostle it LLL V.ii.743
From what it purpos'd: since to waile friends lost,From what it purposed; since to wail friends lostwail (v.)
old form: waile
bewail, lament, grieve [for]
LLL V.ii.744
Is not by much so wholsome profitable,Is not by much so wholesome-profitablewholesome-profitable (adj.)
old form: wholsome profitable
beneficial to well-being
LLL V.ii.745
As to reioyce at friends but newly found.As to rejoice at friends but newly found. LLL V.ii.746
Qu. PRINCESS 
I vnderstand you not, my greefes are double.I understand you not. My griefs are double. LLL V.ii.747
Ber. BEROWNE 
Honest plain words, best pierce the ears of griefeHonest plain words best pierce the ear of grief; LLL V.ii.748
And by these badges vnderstand the King,And by these badges understand the King.badge (n.)outward sign, symbol, markLLL V.ii.749
For your faire sakes haue we neglected time,For your fair sakes have we neglected time,neglect (v.)cause to be neglectedLLL V.ii.750
Plaid foule play with our oaths: your beautie LadiesPlayed foul play with our oaths. Your beauty, ladies, LLL V.ii.751
Hath much deformed vs, fashioning our humorsHath much deformed us, fashioning our humourshumour (n.)
old form: humors
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
LLL V.ii.752
Euen to the opposed end of our intents.Even to the opposed end of our intents;end (n.)purpose, aim, designLLL V.ii.753
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
And what in vs hath seem'd ridiculous:And what in us hath seemed ridiculous – LLL V.ii.754
As Loue is full of vnbefitting straines,As love is full of unbefitting strains,strain (n.)
old form: straines
trait, feature, tendency
LLL V.ii.755
All wanton as a childe, skipping and vaine.All wanton as a child, skipping and vain,wanton (adj.)carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playfulLLL V.ii.756
skipping (adj.)frivolous, flighty, frolicsome
vain (adj.)
old form: vaine
foolish, silly, stupid
Form'd by the eie, and therefore like the eie.Formed by the eye and therefore, like the eye, LLL V.ii.757
Full of straying shapes, of habits, and of formesFull of straying shapes, of habits, and of forms,habit (n.)behaviour, bearing, demeanourLLL V.ii.758
form (n.)
old form: formes
image, likeness, shape
straying (adj.)winding, twisting, rambling
Varying in subiects as the eie doth roule,Varying in subjects as the eye doth roll LLL V.ii.759
To euerie varied obiect in his glance:To every varied object in his glance; LLL V.ii.760
Which partie-coated presence of loose loueWhich parti-coated presence of loose lovepresence (n.)appearance, bearing, demeanourLLL V.ii.761
parti-coated (adj.)
old form: partie-coated
motley, of many forms
loose (adj.)flirtatious, unconstrained, uninhibited
Put on by vs, if in your heauenly eies,Put on by us, if, in your heavenly eyes, LLL V.ii.762
Haue misbecom'd our oathes and grauities.Have misbecomed our oaths and gravities,misbecome (v.)
old form: misbecom'd
appear unbecoming to, be unseemly to
LLL V.ii.763
gravity (n.)
old form: grauities
respectability, authority, dignified position
Those heauenlie eies that looke into these faults,Those heavenly eyes, that look into these faults, LLL V.ii.764
Suggested vs to make: therefore LadiesSuggested us to make. Therefore, ladies,suggest (v.)tempt, prompt, inciteLLL V.ii.765
Our loue being yours, the error that Loue makesOur love being yours, the error that love makes LLL V.ii.766
Is likewise yonrs. We to our selues proue false,Is likewise yours. We to ourselves prove falsefalse (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidiousLLL V.ii.767
By being once false, for euer to be trueBy being once false for ever to be true LLL V.ii.768
To those that make vs both, faire Ladies you.To those that make us both – fair ladies, you. LLL V.ii.769
And euen that falshood in it selfe a sinne,And even that falsehood, in itself a sin, LLL V.ii.770
Thus purifies it selfe, and turnes to grace.Thus purifies itself and turns to grace. LLL V.ii.771
Qu. PRINCESS 
We haue receiu'd your Letters, full of Loue:We have received your letters, full of love; LLL V.ii.772
Your Fauours, the Ambassadors of Loue.Your favours, the ambassadors of love;favour (n.)
old form: Fauours
mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
LLL V.ii.773
And in our maiden counsaile rated them,And, in our maiden counsel rated themrate (v.)reckon, estimate, appraiseLLL V.ii.774
At courtship, pleasant iest, and curtesie,At courtship, pleasant jest, and courtesy, LLL V.ii.775
As bumbast and as lining to the time:As bombast and as lining to the time.bombast, bumbast (n.)wool padding, stuffing; also: high-flown language, empty wordsLLL V.ii.776
But more deuout then these are our respectsBut more devout than this in our respectsdevout (adj.)
old form: deuout
serious, devoted, committed
LLL V.ii.777
respect (n.)attention, heed, deliberation
Haue we not bene, and therefore met your louesHave we not been; and therefore met your loves LLL V.ii.778
In their owne fashion, like a merriment.In their own fashion, like a merriment. LLL V.ii.779
Du. DUMAINE 
Our letters Madam, shew'd much more then iest.Our letters, madam, showed much more than jest. LLL V.ii.780
Lon. LONGAVILLE 
So did our lookes.So did our looks. LLL V.ii.781.1
Rosa. ROSALINE 
We did not coat them so.We did not quote them so.quote (v.)
old form: coat
regard, consider, interpret
LLL V.ii.781.2
Kin. KING 
Now at the latest minute of the houre,Now, at the latest minute of the hour, LLL V.ii.782
Grant vs your loues.Grant us your loves. LLL V.ii.783.1
Qu. PRINCESS 
A time me thinkes too short,A time, methinks, too shortmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
LLL V.ii.783.2
To make a world-without-end bargaine in;To make a world-without-end bargain in. LLL V.ii.784
No, no my Lord, your Grace is periur'd much,No, no, my lord, your grace is perjured much, LLL V.ii.785
Full of deare guiltinesse, and therefore this:Full of dear guiltiness; and therefore this:dear (adj.)
old form: deare
dire, grievous, hard
LLL V.ii.786
If for my Loue (as there is no such cause)If for my love – as there is no such cause –cause (n.)affair, business, subjectLLL V.ii.787
You will do ought, this shall you do for me.You will do aught, this shall you do for me:aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
LLL V.ii.788
Your oth I will not trust: but go with speedYour oath I will not trust; but go with speed LLL V.ii.789
To some forlorne and naked Hermitage,To some forlorn and naked hermitage,naked (adj.)bare, austere, unfurnishedLLL V.ii.790
Remote from all the pleasures of the world:Remote from all the pleasures of the world; LLL V.ii.791
There stay, vntill the twelue Celestiall SignesThere stay until the twelve celestial signs LLL V.ii.792
Haue brought about their annuall reckoning.Have brought about the annual reckoning.reckoning (n.)counting up, enumeration, calculationLLL V.ii.793
If this austere insociable life,If this austere insociable lifeinsociable (adj.)unsociable, lacking the benefits of societyLLL V.ii.794
Change not your offer made in heate of blood:Change not your offer made in heat of blood;blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]LLL V.ii.795
If frosts, and fasts, hard lodging, and thin weedsIf frosts and fasts, hard lodging and thin weeds,thin (adj.)flimsy, threadbare, insufficientLLL V.ii.796
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
Nip not the gaudie blossomes of your Loue,Nip not the gaudy blossoms of your love,gaudy (adj.)
old form: gaudie
bright, brilliant, shining
LLL V.ii.797
But that it beare this triall, and last loue:But that it bear this trial, and last love;last (v.)remain, stay, persist asLLL V.ii.798
Then at the expiration of the yeare,Then, at the expiration of the year, LLL V.ii.799
Come challenge me, challenge me by these deserts,Come challenge me, challenge by these deserts,challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist onLLL V.ii.800
desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, right
And by this Virgin palme, now kissing thine,And, by this virgin palm now kissing thine, LLL V.ii.801
I will be thine: and till that instant shutI will be thine; and, till that instance, shutinstance (n.)moment, point in timeLLL V.ii.802
My wofull selfe vp in a mourning house,My woeful self up in a mourning house, LLL V.ii.803
Raining the teares of lamentation,Raining the tears of lamentation LLL V.ii.804
For the remembrance of my Fathers death.For the remembrance of my father's death.remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollectionLLL V.ii.805
If this thou do denie, let our hands part,If this thou do deny, let our hands part, LLL V.ii.806
Neither intitled in the others hart.Neither entitled in the other's heart.entitle, intitle (v.)have a rightful claim [to]LLL V.ii.807
Kin. KING 
If this, or more then this, I would denie,If this, or more than this, I would deny, LLL V.ii.808
To flatter vp these powers of mine with rest,To flatter up these powers of mine with rest,power (n.)faculty, function, abilityLLL V.ii.809
flatter up (v.)
old form: vp
pamper, indulge, mollycoddle
The sodaine hand of death close vp mine eie.The sudden hand of death close up mine eye! LLL V.ii.810
Hence euer then, my heart is in thy brest. / Ber. And what to me my Loue? and what to me? / Ros. You must be purged too, your sins are rack'd. / You are attaint with faults and periurie: / Therefore if you my fauor meane to get, / A tweluemonth shall you spend, and neuer rest, / But seeke the wearie beds of people sicke.Hence ever then – my heart is in thy breast.purge (v.)cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]LLL V.ii.811
rack (v.)
old form: rack'd
stretch on the rack
attaint (v.)taint [by treason], corrupt
The King and the Princess converse apart LLL V.ii.812
Du. DUMAINE 
But what to me my loue? but what to me?But what to me, my love? But what to me? LLL V.ii.812
A wife?A wife? LLL V.ii.813.1
Kat. KATHARINE 
a beard, faire health, and honestie,A beard, fair health, and honesty; LLL V.ii.813.2
With three-fold loue, I wish you all these three.With threefold love I wish you all these three. LLL V.ii.814
Du. DUMAINE 
O shall I say, I thanke you gentle wife?O, shall I say ‘ I thank you, gentle wife ’?gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindLLL V.ii.815
Kat. KATHARINE 
Not so my Lord, a tweluemonth and a day,Not so, my lord. A twelvemonth and a day LLL V.ii.816
Ile marke no words that smoothfac'd wooers say.I'll mark no words that smooth-faced wooers say.mark (v.)
old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
LLL V.ii.817
smooth-faced (adj.)
old form: smoothfac'd
plausible, bland, glib, deceitful
Come when the King doth to my Ladie come:Come when the King doth to my lady come; LLL V.ii.818
Then if I haue much loue, Ile giue you some.Then, if I have much love, I'll give you some. LLL V.ii.819
Dum. DUMAINE 
Ile serue thee true and faithfully till then.I'll serve thee true and faithfully till then. LLL V.ii.820
Kath. KATHARINE 
Yet sweare not, least ye be forsworne agen.Yet swear not, lest ye be forsworn again.forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
LLL V.ii.821
They converse apart LLL V.ii.822
Lon. LONGAVILLE 
What saies Maria?What says Maria? LLL V.ii.822.1
Mari. MARIA 
At the tweluemonths end,At the twelvemonth's end LLL V.ii.822.2
Ile change my blacke Gowne, for a faithfull friend.I'll change my black gown for a faithful friend.friend (n.)lover, sweetheart, suitorLLL V.ii.823
Lon. LONGAVILLE 
Ile stay with patience: but the time is long.I'll stay with patience, but the time is long.stay (v.)linger, tarry, delayLLL V.ii.824
Mari. MARIA 
The liker you, few taller are so yong.The liker you; few taller are so young. LLL V.ii.825
They converse apart LLL V.ii.826.1
Ber. BEROWNE 
Studies my Ladie? Mistresse, looke on me,Studies my lady? Mistress, look on me,study (v.)deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]LLL V.ii.826
Behold the window of my heart, mine eie:Behold the window of my heart, mine eye, LLL V.ii.827
What humble suite attends thy answer there,What humble suit attends thy answer there.suit (n.)
old form: suite
wooing, courtship
LLL V.ii.828
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
Impose some seruice on me for my loue.Impose some service on me for thy love. LLL V.ii.829
Ros. ROSALINE 
Oft haue I heard of you my Lord Berowne,Oft have I heard of you, my lord Berowne,oft (adv.)oftenLLL V.ii.830
Before I saw you: and the worlds large tongueBefore I saw you, and the world's large tongue LLL V.ii.831
Proclaimes you for a man repleate with mockes,Proclaims you for a man replete with mocks,mock (n.)
old form: mockes
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
LLL V.ii.832
Full of comparisons, and wounding floutes:Full of comparisons and wounding flouts,flout (n.)
old form: floutes
insult, jibe, taunt
LLL V.ii.833
comparison (n.)jibing allusion, scoffing analogy
Which you on all estates will execute,Which you on all estates will executeexecute (v.)carry out, fulfil, performLLL V.ii.834
estate (n.)degree of rank, place in life, type of person
That lie within the mercie of your wit.That lie within the mercy of your wit.wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuityLLL V.ii.835
To weed this Wormewood from your fruitfull braine,To weed this wormwood from your fruitful brain,wormwood (n.)
old form: Wormewood
bitter substance, bitterness
LLL V.ii.836
And therewithall to win me, if you please,And therewithal to win me, if you please, LLL V.ii.837
Without the which I am not to be won:Without the which I am not to be won, LLL V.ii.838
You shall this tweluemonth terme from day to day,You shall this twelvemonth term from day to day LLL V.ii.839
Visite the speechlesse sicke, and still conuerseVisit the speechless sick, and still conversestill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyLLL V.ii.840
converse (v.)
old form: conuerse
associate, keep company
With groaning wretches: and your taske shall be,With groaning wretches; and your task shall be LLL V.ii.841
With all the fierce endeuour of your wit,With all the fierce endeavour of your witfierce (adj.)ardent, active, vigorousLLL V.ii.842
To enforce the pained impotent to smile.To enforce the pained impotent to smile.impotent (adj.)helpless, powerless, decrepitLLL V.ii.843
pained (adj.)tormented, distressed, persecuted
Ber. BEROWNE 
To moue wilde laughter in the throate of death?To move wild laughter in the throat of death?move (v.)
old form: moue
encourage, instigate, prompt
LLL V.ii.844
It cannot be, it is impossible.It cannot be; it is impossible; LLL V.ii.845
Mirth cannot moue a soule in agonie.Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. LLL V.ii.846
Ros. ROSALINE 
Why that's the way to choke a gibing spirit,Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit,gibing (adj.)scoffing, taunting, jeeringLLL V.ii.847
Whose influence is begot of that loose grace,Whose influence is begot of that loose graceloose (adj.)casual, lax, carelessLLL V.ii.848
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
Which shallow laughing hearers giue to fooles:Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools.shallow (adj.)naive, gullible, lacking in depth of characterLLL V.ii.849
A iests prosperitie, lies in the eareA jest's prosperity lies in the ear LLL V.ii.850
Of him that heares it, neuer in the tongueOf him that hears it, never in the tongue LLL V.ii.851
Of him that makes it: then, if sickly eares,Of him that makes it. Then, if sickly ears, LLL V.ii.852
Deaft with the clamors of their owne deare grones,Deafed with the clamours of their own dear groans,deaf (v.)
old form: Deaft
deafen
LLL V.ii.853
dear (adj.)
old form: deare
heartfelt, earnest, zealous
Will heare your idle scornes; continue then,Will hear your idle scorns, continue then,idle (adj.)foolish, stupid, empty-headedLLL V.ii.854
scorn (n.)
old form: scornes
mockery, taunt, insult, act of derision
And I will haue you, and that fault withall.And I will have you and that fault withal; LLL V.ii.855
But if they will not, throw away that spirit,But if they will not, throw away that spirit, LLL V.ii.856
And I shal finde you emptie of that fault,And I shall find you empty of that fault, LLL V.ii.857
Right ioyfull of your reformation.Right joyful of your reformation. LLL V.ii.858
Ber. BEROWNE 
A tweluemonth? Well: befall what will befall,A twelvemonth? Well, befall what will befall,befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen, occur, take place, turn outLLL V.ii.859
Ile iest a tweluemonth in an Hospitall.I'll jest a twelvemonth in an hospital. LLL V.ii.860
Qu. PRINCESS  
(to the King) LLL V.ii.861
I sweet my Lord, and so I take my leaue.Ay, sweet my lord, and so I take my leave. LLL V.ii.861
King. KING 
No Madam, we will bring you on your way.No, madam, we will bring you on your way.bring (v.)accompany, conduct, escortLLL V.ii.862
Ber. BEROWNE 
Our woing doth not end like an old Play:Our wooing doth not end like an old play; LLL V.ii.863
Iacke hath not Gill: these Ladies courtesieJack hath not Jill. These ladies' courtesycourtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)
old form: courtesie
courteous service, polite behaviour, good manners
LLL V.ii.864
Might wel haue made our sport a Comedie.Might well have made our sport a comedy.sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainmentLLL V.ii.865
Kin. KING 
Come sir, it wants a tweluemonth and a day,Come, sir, it wants a twelvemonth and a day,want (v.)require, demand, needLLL V.ii.866
And then 'twil end.And then 'twill end. LLL V.ii.867.1
Ber. BEROWNE 
That's too long for a play.That's too long for a play. LLL V.ii.867.2
Enter Braggart.Enter Armado LLL V.ii.868
Brag. ARMADO 
Sweet Maiesty vouchsafe me.Sweet majesty, vouchsafe me – LLL V.ii.868
Qu. PRINCESS 
Was not that Hector?Was not that Hector? LLL V.ii.869
Dum. DUMAINE 
The worthie Knight of Troy.The worthy knight of Troy. LLL V.ii.870
Brag. ARMADO 
I wil kisse thy royal finger, and take leaue. I amI will kiss thy royal finger, and take leave. I am LLL V.ii.871
a Votarie, I haue vow'd to Iaquenetta to holde the Plougha votary; I have vowed to Jaquenetta to hold the ploughvotary (n.)
old form: Votarie
someone bound by a special vow
LLL V.ii.872
for her sweet loue three yeares. But most esteemedfor her sweet love three year. But, most esteemed LLL V.ii.873
greatnesse, wil you heare the Dialogue that the twogreatness, will you hear the dialogue that the two LLL V.ii.874
Learned men haue compiled, in praise of the Owle and thelearned men have compiled in praise of the owl and the LLL V.ii.875
Cuckow? It should haue followed in the end of ourcuckoo? It should have followed in the end of our LLL V.ii.876
shew.show. LLL V.ii.877
Kin. KING 
Call them forth quickely, we will do so.Call them forth quickly; we will do so. LLL V.ii.878
Brag. ARMADO 
Holla, Approach.Holla! Approach. LLL V.ii.879
Enter all.Enter all LLL V.ii.880.1
This side is Hiems, Winter. / This Ver, the Spring: theThis side is Hiems, winter; this Ver, the spring; theVer (n.)[personification of] spring, springtimeLLL V.ii.880
Hiems (n.)[pron: 'hiyemz] winter [personified]
one maintained by the Owle, / Th'other by the Cuckow.one maintained by the owl, th' other by the cuckoo.maintain (v.)defend, justify, supportLLL V.ii.881
Ver, begin.Ver, begin. LLL V.ii.882
The Song.VER 
When Dasies pied, and Violets blew,When daisies pied and violets bluepied (adj.)of different colours, multi-colouredLLL V.ii.883
And Cuckow-buds of yellow hew:And lady-smocks all silver-whitelady-smock (n.)
old form: Ladie-smockes
cuckoo-flower
LLL V.ii.884
And Ladie-smockes all siluer white,And cuckoo-buds of yellow huecuckoo-bud (n.)
old form: Cuckow-buds
[unclear meaning] type of flower, perhaps chosen because its name resembles 'cuckold'; or: buttercup
LLL V.ii.885
Do paint the Medowes with delight.Do paint the meadows with delight, LLL V.ii.886
The Cuckow then on euerie tree,The cuckoo then, on every tree, LLL V.ii.887
Mockes married men, for thus sings he,Mocks married men; for thus sings he: LLL V.ii.888
Cuckow.‘ Cuckoo! LLL V.ii.889
Cuckow, Cuckow: O word of feare,Cuckoo, cuckoo!’ O, word of fear, LLL V.ii.890
Vnpleasing to a married eare.Unpleasing to a married ear! LLL V.ii.891
When Shepheards pipe on Oaten strawes,When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, LLL V.ii.892
And merrie Larkes are Ploughmens clockes:And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks, LLL V.ii.893
When Turtles tread, and Rookes and Dawes,When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,turtle (n.)turtle-dove, loverLLL V.ii.894
tread (v.)mate, pair up
daw (n.)
old form: Dawes
jackdaw [without any implication]
And Maidens bleach their summer smockes:And maidens bleach their summer smocks, LLL V.ii.895
The Cuckow then on euerie treeThe cuckoo then, on every tree, LLL V.ii.896
Mockes married men; for thus sings he,Mocks married men; for thus sings he: LLL V.ii.897
Cuckow.‘Cuckoo! LLL V.ii.898
Cuckow, Cuckow: O word of feare,Cuckoo, cuckoo!' O, word of fear, LLL V.ii.899
Vnpleasing to a married eare.Unpleasing to a married ear! LLL V.ii.900
Winter.HIEMS 
When Isicles hang by the wall,When icicles hang by the wall, LLL V.ii.901
And Dicke the Sphepheard blowes his naile;And Dick the shepherd blows his nail,blow one's nail / nails
old form: blowes, naile
twiddle one's thumbs, wait patiently
LLL V.ii.902
And Tom beares Logges into the hall,And Tom bears logs into the hall, LLL V.ii.903
And Milke comes frozen home in paile:And milk comes frozen home in pail, LLL V.ii.904
When blood is nipt, and waies be fowle,When blood is nipped, and ways be foul, LLL V.ii.905
Then nightly sings the staring OwleThen nightly sings the staring owl: LLL V.ii.906
Tu-whit‘ Tu-whit LLL V.ii.907
to-who. / A merrie note,Tu-who!’ – a merry note, LLL V.ii.908
While greasie Ione doth keele the pot.While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.keel (v.)
old form: keele
cool
LLL V.ii.909
When all aloud the winde doth blow,When all aloud the wind doth blow, LLL V.ii.910
And coffing drownes the Parsons saw:And coughing drowns the parson's saw,saw (n.)wise saying, platitude, maximLLL V.ii.911
And birds sit brooding in the snow,And birds sit brooding in the snow, LLL V.ii.912
And Marrians nose lookes red and raw:And Marian's nose looks red and raw, LLL V.ii.913
When roasted Crabs hisse in the bowle,When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,crab (n.)crab-apple, sour appleLLL V.ii.914
Then nightly sings the staring Owle,Then nightly sings the staring owl: LLL V.ii.915
Tu-whit‘Tu-whit LLL V.ii.916
to who: / A merrie note,Tu-who!' – a merry note, LLL V.ii.917
While greasie Ione doth keele the pot.While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. LLL V.ii.918
Brag. ARMADO 
The Words of Mercurie, / Are harsh after the songsThe words of Mercury are harsh after the songsMercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce LLL V.ii.919
of Apollo: You that way; we this way.of Apollo. You that way; we this way.Apollo (n.)Greek sun god, who pulls the sun across the sky in a horse-drawn chariot; god of prophecy [speaking through the Delphi oracle, poetry, music, archery, and healingLLL V.ii.920
Exeunt omnes.Exeunt LLL V.ii.920
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