All's Well That Ends Well

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Enter the two French Captaines, and some two or three Souldiours.Enter the two French Lords, and two or three soldiers AW IV.iii.1
You haue not giuen him his mothers letter.You have not given him his mother's letter? AW IV.iii.1
I haue deliu'red it an houre since, there is I have delivered it an hour since. There issince (adv.)
AW IV.iii.2
som thing in't that stings his nature: for on the readingsomething in't that stings his nature, for on the reading AW IV.iii.3
it, he chang'd almost into another he changed almost into another man. AW IV.iii.4
He has much worthy blame laid vpon him,He has much worthy blame laid upon himworthy (adj.)
deserved, justified, warranted
AW IV.iii.5
for shaking off so good a wife, and so sweet a Lady.for shaking off so good a wife and so sweet a lady. AW IV.iii.6
Especially, hee hath incurred the euerlastingEspecially he hath incurred the everlasting AW IV.iii.7
displeasure of the King, who had euen tun'd hisdispleasure of the King, who had even tuned his AW IV.iii.8
bounty to sing happinesse to him. I will tell you a thing,bounty to sing happiness to him. I will tell you a thing,bounty (n.)
great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
AW IV.iii.9
but you shall let it dwell darkly with you.but you shall let it dwell darkly with you.dwell (v.)
exist, continue, persist
AW IV.iii.10
darkly (adv.)
cunningly, subtly, secretly
When you haue spoken it 'tis dead, and I amWhen you have spoken it 'tis dead, and I am AW IV.iii.11
the graue of it.the grave of it. AW IV.iii.12
Hee hath peruerted a young GentlewomanHe hath perverted a young gentlewomanpervert (v.)

old form: peruerted
lead astray, seduce, corrupt
AW IV.iii.13
gentlewoman (n.)
woman of good breeding, well-born lady
heere in Florence of a most chaste renown, & thishere in Florence, of a most chaste renown, and thisrenown (n.)
reputation, good name, honour
AW IV.iii.14
night he fleshes his will in the spoyle of her honour: heenight he fleshes his will in the spoil of her honour. Hespoil (n.)

old form: spoyle
[hunting] piece of the kill [given to a hound to stimulate its desire to hunt further]
AW IV.iii.15
flesh (v.)
[give a piece of the kill to a hound to stimulate its desire to hunt further] reward, stimulate, excite
will (n.)
lust, sexual desire, passion
hath giuen her his monumentall Ring, and thinkes himselfehath given her his monumental ring, and thinks himselfmonumental (adj.)

old form: monumentall
kept as a memento, serving as a token
AW IV.iii.16
made in the vnchaste composition.made in the unchaste composition.composition (n.)
arrangement, agreement, bargain
AW IV.iii.17
Now God delay our rebellion as we areNow, God delay our rebellion! As we arerebellion (n.)
revolt of the flesh, lust
AW IV.iii.18
delay (v.)
quench, subdue, allay
our selues, what things are we.ourselves, what things are we! AW IV.iii.19
Meerely our owne traitours. And as in theMerely our own traitors. And as in themerely (adv.)

old form: Meerely
completely, totally, entirely
AW IV.iii.20
common course of all treasons, we still see them reuealecommon course of all treasons we still see them revealstill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
AW IV.iii.21
course (n.)
habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
themselues, till they attaine to their abhorr'd ends: so hethemselves till they attain to their abhorred ends, so he AW IV.iii.22
that in this action contriues against his owne Nobility inthat in this action contrives against his own nobility, incontrive (v.)

old form: contriues
scheme, plot, conspire
AW IV.iii.23
his proper streame, ore-flowes himselfe.his proper stream o'erflows himself.overflow (v.)

old form: ore-flowes
overwhelm, destroy, defeat
AW IV.iii.24
proper (adj.)
very, own
Is it not meant damnable in vs, to beIs it not meant damnable in us to bemean (v.)
intend, purpose, mean to act
AW IV.iii.25
deserving damnation, evil, in a state of mortal sin
Trumpeters of our vnlawfull intents? We shall not thentrumpeters of our unlawful intents? We shall not thenintent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
AW IV.iii.26
haue his company to night?have his company tonight? AW IV.iii.27
Not till after midnight: for hee is dieted toNot till after midnight, for he is dieted todiet (v.)
limit, restrict, restrain
AW IV.iii.28
his houre.his hour AW IV.iii.29
That approaches apace: I would gladly haueThat approaches apace. I would gladly haveapace (adv.)
quickly, speedily, at a great rate
AW IV.iii.30
him see his company anathomiz'd, that hee might take ahim see his company anatomized, that he might take aanatomize, annothanize (v.)

old form: anathomiz'd
dissect, reveal, lay open
AW IV.iii.31
company (n.)
companion, associate, comrade
measure of his owne iudgements, wherein so curiously hemeasure of his own judgements wherein so curiously hecuriously (adv.)
elaborately, artistically, exquisitely
AW IV.iii.32
had set this counterfeit.had set this counterfeit.counterfeit (n.)
false imitation, spurious image
AW IV.iii.33
counterfeit (n.)
impostor, pretender, sham
We will not meddle with him till he come;We will not meddle with him till he come, AW IV.iii.34
for his presence must be the whip of the other.for his presence must be the whip of the other. AW IV.iii.35
In the meane time, what heare you of theseIn the meantime, what hear you of these AW IV.iii.36
Warres?wars? AW IV.iii.37
I heare there is an ouerture of peace.I hear there is an overture of peace. AW IV.iii.38
Nay, I assure you a peace concluded.Nay, I assure you, a peace concluded. AW IV.iii.39
What will Count Rossilliondo then? WillWhat will Count Rossillion do then? Will AW IV.iii.40
he trauaile higher, or returne againe into France?he travel higher, or return again into France?higher (adv.)
[unclear meaning] further afield
AW IV.iii.41
I perceiue by this demand, you are notI perceive by this demand you are notdemand (n.)
question, enquiry, request
AW IV.iii.42
altogether of his councell.altogether of his council.counsel, of one's

old form: councell
in one's confidence, privy to one's intentions
AW IV.iii.43
Let it be forbid sir, so should I bee a greatLet it be forbid, sir; so should I be a great AW IV.iii.44
deale of his of his act. AW IV.iii.45
Sir, his wife some two months since fleddeSir, his wife some two months since fledsince (adv.)
AW IV.iii.46
from his house, her pretence is a pilgrimage to Saint from his house. Her pretence is a pilgrimage to Saintpretence (n.)
plan, design, intention, purpose
AW IV.iii.47
Iaques le grand; which holy vndertaking, with most Jaques le Grand; which holy undertaking with most AW IV.iii.48
austere sanctimonie she accomplisht: and there residing,austere sanctimony she accomplished; and there residing,sanctimony (n.)

old form: sanctimonie
sanctity, holiness, religious fervour
AW IV.iii.49
the tendernesse of her Nature, became as a prey to herthe tenderness of her nature became as a prey to her AW IV.iii.50
greefe: in fine, made a groane of her last breath, & nowgrief; in fine, made a groan of her last breath, and nowfine, in
in the end, finally, in conclusion
AW IV.iii.51
she sings in heauen.she sings in heaven. AW IV.iii.52
How is this iustified?How is this justified?justify (v.)

old form: iustified
prove, confirm, demonstrate
AW IV.iii.53
The stronger part of it by her owne Letters,The stronger part of it by her own letters,strong (adj.)
certain, convincing, persuasive
AW IV.iii.54
which makes her storie true, euen to the poynt of herwhich makes her story true even to the point of her AW IV.iii.55
death: her death it selfe, which could not be her office to death. Her death itself, which could not be her office tooffice (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
AW IV.iii.56
say, is come: was faithfully confirm'd by the Rector ofsay is come, was faithfully confirmed by the rector ofrector (n.)
ruler, governor; or: parish priest
AW IV.iii.57
the place.the place. AW IV.iii.58
Hath the Count all this intelligence?Hath the Count all this intelligence?intelligence (n.)
information, news, communication
AW IV.iii.59
I, and the particular confirmations, pointAy, and the particular confirmations, point AW IV.iii.60
from point, to the full arming of the veritie.from point, to the full arming of the verity.verity (n.)

old form: veritie
truth, truthfulness, veracity
AW IV.iii.61
arming (n.)
establishment, confirmation, substantiation
I am heartily sorrie that hee'l bee gladde ofI am heartily sorry that he'll be glad of AW IV.iii.62
this.this. AW IV.iii.63
How mightily sometimes, we make vs comfortsHow mightily sometimes we make us comforts AW IV.iii.64
of our losses.of our losses! AW IV.iii.65
And how mightily some other times, weeAnd how mightily some other times we AW IV.iii.66
drowne our gaine in teares, the great dignitie that hisdrown our gain in tears! The great dignity that his AW IV.iii.67
valour hath here acquir'd for him, shall at home bevalour hath here acquired for him shall at home be AW IV.iii.68
encountred with a shame as ample.encountered with a shame as ample. AW IV.iii.69
The webbe of our life, is of a mingled yarne, goodThe web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good AW IV.iii.70
and ill together: our vertues would bee proud, if our faultsand ill together. Our virtues would be proud if our faultsill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
AW IV.iii.71
whipt them not, and our crimes would dispaire if theywhipped them not, and our crimes would despair if they AW IV.iii.72
were not cherish'd by our vertues.were not cherished by our virtues. AW IV.iii.73
Enter a MessengerEnter a Messenger AW IV.iii.74
How now? Where's your master?How now? Where's your master? AW IV.iii.74
He met the Duke in the street sir, of whomHe met the Duke in the street, sir, of whom AW IV.iii.75
hee hath taken a solemne leaue: his Lordshippe will nexthe hath taken a solemn leave: his lordship will next AW IV.iii.76
morning for France. The Duke hath offered him Lettersmorning for France. The Duke hath offered him letters AW IV.iii.77
of commendations to the King.of commendations to the King.commendation (n.)
recommendation, commending, praise
AW IV.iii.78
They shall bee no more then needfull there,They shall be no more than needful there, AW IV.iii.79
if they were more then they can commend.if they were more than they can commend.commend (v.)
praise, admire, extol
AW IV.iii.80
Enter Count Rossillion.Enter Bertram AW IV.iii.81
They cannot be too sweete for the KingsThey cannot be too sweet for the King's AW IV.iii.81
tartnesse, heere's his Lordship now. How now my Lord,tartness. Here's his lordship now. How now, my lord? AW IV.iii.82
i'st not after midnight?Is't not after midnight? AW IV.iii.83
I haue to night dispatch'd sixteene businesses, aI have tonight dispatched sixteen businesses adispatch, despatch (v.)

old form: dispatch'd
deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
AW IV.iii.84
moneths length a peece, by an abstract of successe: I hauemonth's length apiece, By an abstract of success: I havesuccess (n.)

old form: successe
result, outcome, issue
AW IV.iii.85
abstract (n.)
list, register, inventory
congied with the Duke, done my adieu with his neerest;congied with the Duke, done my adieu with his nearest,congee, congie (v.)

old form: congied
take ceremonious leave of, pay formal respects upon departure
AW IV.iii.86
buried a wife, mourn'd for her, writ to my Ladie mother,buried a wife, mourned for her, writ to my lady mother AW IV.iii.87
I am returning, entertain'd my Conuoy, & betweeneI am returning, entertained my convoy, and betweenentertain (v.)

old form: entertain'd
hire, employ, maintain, take into service
AW IV.iii.88
convoy (n.)

old form: Conuoy
means of transport, method of conveyance
these maine parcels of dispatch, affected many nicerthese main parcels of dispatch effected many nicernice (adj.)
trivial, unimportant, slight
AW IV.iii.89
parcel (n.)
part, piece, portion, bit
dispatch, despatch (n.)
settlement of business, sorting out of affairs
needs: the last was the greatest, but that I haue not endedneeds; the last was the greatest, but that I have not ended AW IV.iii.90
yet.yet. AW IV.iii.91
If the businesse bee of any difficulty, andIf the business be of any difficulty, and AW IV.iii.92
this morning your departure hence, it requires hast ofthis morning your departure hence, it requires haste of AW IV.iii.93
your Lordship.your lordship. AW IV.iii.94
I meane the businesse is not ended, as fearing toI mean, the business is not ended, as fearing to AW IV.iii.95
heare of it hereafter: but shall we haue this dialoguehear of it hereafter. But shall we have this dialogue AW IV.iii.96
betweene the Foole and the Soldiour. Come, bring forthbetween the Fool and the Soldier? Come, bring forth AW IV.iii.97
this counterfet module, ha's deceiu'd mee, like athis counterfeit module he has deceived me like amodule (n.)
image, pattern, model, empty pretence
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counterfeit (adj.)

old form: counterfet
pretended, feigned, sham
double-meaning Prophesier.double-meaning prophesier. AW IV.iii.99
Bring him forth,Bring him forth. AW IV.iii.100
Exeunt the Soldiers AW IV.iii.100
ha's sate i'th stockes all night poore gallant knaue.Has sat i'th' stocks all night, poor gallant knave.knave (n.)

old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
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gallant (adj.)
showy, fancy, ostentatious
No matter, his heeles haue deseru'd it, in vsurpingNo matter. His heels have deserved it in usurping AW IV.iii.102
his spurres so long. How does he carry himselfe?his spurs so long. How does he carry himself?carry (v.)
conduct, comport, present
AW IV.iii.103
I haue told your Lordship alreadie: TheI have told your lordship already: the AW IV.iii.104
stockes carrie him. But to answer you as you would bestocks carry him. But to answer you as you would be AW IV.iii.105
vnderstood, hee weepes like a wench that had shed herunderstood, he weeps like a wench that had shed herwench (n.)
girl, lass
AW IV.iii.106
shed (v.)
spill, upset
milke, he hath confest himselfe to Morgan whom heemilk. He hath confessed himself to Morgan, whom he AW IV.iii.107
supposes to be a Friar, frõ the time of his remembrancesupposes to be a friar, from the time of his remembranceremembrance (n.)
memory, bringing to mind, recollection
AW IV.iii.108
to this very instant disaster of his setting i'th stockes:to this very instant disaster of his setting i'th' stocks.setting (n.)
putting, placing, sitting
AW IV.iii.109
and what thinke you he hath confest?And what think you he hath confessed? AW IV.iii.110
Nothing of me, ha's a?Nothing of me, has 'a? AW IV.iii.111
His confession is taken, and it shall beeHis confession is taken, and it shall be AW IV.iii.112
read to his face, if your Lordshippe be in't, as I beleeue youread to his face; if your lordship be in't, as I believe you AW IV.iii.113
are, you must haue the patience to heare it.are, you must have the patience to hear it. AW IV.iii.114
Enter Parolles with his Enter Parolles guarded, and the First Soldier as his AW IV.iii.115.1
Interpreter.interpreter AW IV.iii.115.2
A plague vpon him, muffeld; he can sayA plague upon him! Muffled! He can saymuffled (adj.)

old form: muffeld
blindfolded, covered up
AW IV.iii.115
nothing of me:nothing of me. AW IV.iii.116
(aside to Bertram) AW IV.iii.117.1
hush, hush. Hoodman Hush, hush! Hoodmanhoodman (n.)
blind man [a call in Blind Man's Buff]
AW IV.iii.117
comes: Portotartarossa.comes. (Aloud) Portotartarossa. AW IV.iii.118
He calles for the tortures, what will youHe calls for the tortures. What will you AW IV.iii.119
say without em.say without 'em? AW IV.iii.120
I will confesse what I know without constraint,I will confess what I know without constraint. AW IV.iii.121
If ye pinch me like a Pasty, I can say no more.If ye pinch me like a pasty I can say no more. AW IV.iii.122
Bosko Chimurcho.Bosko chimurcho. AW IV.iii.123
Boblibindo chicurmurco.Boblibindo chicurmurco. AW IV.iii.124
You are a mercifull Generall: Our GenerallYou are a merciful general. Our General AW IV.iii.125
bids you answer to what I shall aske you out of a Note.bids you answer to what I shall ask you out of a note.note (n.)
AW IV.iii.126
And truly, as I hope to liue.And truly, as I hope to live. AW IV.iii.127
(reading) AW IV.iii.128
First demand of him, how many First demand of him how many AW IV.iii.128
horse the Duke is strong. What say you to that?horse the Duke is strong. What say you to that? AW IV.iii.129
Fiue or sixe thousand, but very weake andFive or six thousand, but very weak and AW IV.iii.130
vnseruiceable: the troopes are all scattered, and theunserviceable. The troops are all scattered and the AW IV.iii.131
Commanders verie poore rogues, vpon my reputation andcommanders very poor rogues, upon my reputation and AW IV.iii.132
credit, and as I hope to, and as I hope to live. AW IV.iii.133
Shall I set downe your answer so?Shall I set down your answer so? AW IV.iii.134
Do, Ile take the Sacrament on't, how &Do. I'll take the sacrament on't, how and AW IV.iii.135
which way you will:which way you will. AW IV.iii.136
all's one to him. What a past-sauing slaue isAll's one to him. What a past-saving slave ispast-saving (adj.)

old form: past-sauing
beyond redemption, incapable of salvation
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all is one; that's / it's all one
it makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
this?this! AW IV.iii.138
Y'are deceiu'd my Lord, this is MounsieurY'are deceived, my lord; this is Monsieur AW IV.iii.139
Parrolles the gallant militarist, that was his owne phraseParolles, the gallant militarist – that was his own phrasemilitarist (n.)
soldier, warrior
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that had the whole theoricke of warre in the knot of his – that had the whole theoric of war in the knot of histheoric (n.)

old form: theoricke
theory, academic speculation
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scarfe, and the practise in the chape of his dagger.scarf, and the practice in the chape of his dagger.chape (n.)
metal plate on the sheath of a weapon, especially one covering rhe dagger-point
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scarf (n.)

old form: scarfe
military sash, shoulder band
I will neuer trust a man againe, for keepingI will never trust a man again for keeping AW IV.iii.143
his sword cleane, nor beleeue he can haue euerie thing inhis sword clean, nor believe he can have everything in AW IV.iii.144
him, by wearing his apparrell neatly.him by wearing his apparel neatly.apparel (n.)

old form: apparrell
clothes, clothing, dress
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Well, that's set downe.Well, that's set down. AW IV.iii.146
Fiue or six thousand horse I sed, I will say‘ Five or six thousand horse ’ I said – I will say AW IV.iii.147
true, or thereabouts set downe, for Ile speake truth.true – ‘ or thereabouts ’ set down, for I'll speak truth. AW IV.iii.148
He's very neere the truth in this.He's very near the truth in this. AW IV.iii.149
But I con him no thankes for't in the nature heBut I con him no thanks for't, in the nature hecon (v.)
express, offer, give
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deliuers it.delivers it.deliver (v.)

old form: deliuers
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
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Poore rogues, I pray you say.‘ Poor rogues ’ I pray you say. AW IV.iii.152
Well, that's set downe.Well, that's set down. AW IV.iii.153
I humbly thanke you sir, a truth's a truth, theI humbly thank you, sir. A truth's a truth, the AW IV.iii.154
Rogues are maruailous poore.rogues are marvellous poor.marvellous (adv.)

old form: maruailous
very, extremely, exceedingly
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(reading) AW IV.iii.156
Demaund of him of what strength Demand of him of what strength AW IV.iii.156
they are a foot. What say you to that?they are afoot. What say you to that?afoot (adv.)

old form: a foot
in foot-soldiers, by way of infantry
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By my troth sir, if I were to liue this presentBy my troth, sir, if I were to live this presenttroth, by my
by my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
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houre, I will tell true. Let me see, Spurio a hundred &hour, I will tell true. Let me see: Spurio, a hundred andtell (v.)
disclose, reveal, explain
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fiftie, Sebastian so many, Corambus so many, Iaquesfifty; Sebastian, so many; Corambus, so many; Jaques, AW IV.iii.160
so many: Guiltian, Cosmo, Lodowicke and Gratij, twoso many; Guiltian, Cosmo, Lodowick, and Gratii, two AW IV.iii.161
hundred fiftie each: Mine owne Company, Chitopher, hundred fifty each; mine own company, Chitopher, AW IV.iii.162
Vaumond, Bentij, two hundred fiftie each: so that theVaumond, Bentii, two hundred fifty each; so that the AW IV.iii.163
muster file, rotten and sound, vppon my life amountsmuster-file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amountsmuster-file (n.)

old form: muster file
official list of men
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not to fifteene thousand pole, halfe of the which, dare not not to fifteen thousand poll; half of the which dare notpoll (n.)

old form: pole
AW IV.iii.165
shake the snow from off their Cassockes, least they shakeshake the snow from off their cassocks lest they shakecassock (n.)

old form: Cassockes
military cloak, long coat
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themselues to peeces.themselves to pieces. AW IV.iii.167
What shall be done to him?What shall be done to him? AW IV.iii.168
Nothing, but let him haue thankes. DemandNothing but let him have thanks. Demand AW IV.iii.169
of him my condition: and what credite I haue with theof him my condition, and what credit I have with the AW IV.iii.170
Duke.Duke. AW IV.iii.171
Well that's set downe: you Well, that's set down. (reading) You AW IV.iii.172
shall demaund of him, whether one Captaine Dumaine beeshall demand of him whether one Captain Dumaine bedemand (v.)

old form: demaund
request to tell, question, ask [about]
AW IV.iii.173
i'th Campe, a Frenchman: what his reputation is with thei'th' camp, a Frenchman; what his reputation is with the AW IV.iii.174
Duke, what his valour, honestie, and expertnesse in warres:Duke, what his valour, honesty, and expertness in wars; AW IV.iii.175
or whether he thinkes it were not possible with well-waighingor whether he thinks it were not possible with well-weighingwell-weighing (adj.)

old form: well-waighing
heavy, weighty, significant
AW IV.iii.176
summes of gold to corrupt him to a reuolt. What say you tosums of gold to corrupt him to a revolt. What say you to AW IV.iii.177
this? What do you know of it?this? What do you know of it? AW IV.iii.178
I beseech you let me answer to the particularI beseech you, let me answer to the particularparticular (n.)
individual issue, point of detail
AW IV.iii.179
of the intergatories. Demand them singly.of the inter'gatories. Demand them singly.interrogatory (n.)

old form: intergatories
interrogation, questioning, inquisition
AW IV.iii.180
Do you know this Captaine Dumaine?Do you know this Captain Dumaine? AW IV.iii.181
I know him, a was a Botchers Prentize in I know him: 'a was a botcher's prentice inprentice (n.)

old form: Prentize
AW IV.iii.182
botcher (n.)
mender of old clothes, tailor who does repairs, patcher-up
Paris, from whence he was whipt for getting theParis, from whence he was whipped for getting the AW IV.iii.183
Shrieues fool with childe, a dumbe innocent that could not shrieve's fool with child, a dumb innocent that could notinnocent (n.)
simpleton, dimwit, mental defective
AW IV.iii.184
shrieve (n.)

old form: Shrieues
fool (n.)
simpleton, born idiot, insane person
say him nay.say him nay. AW IV.iii.185
Nay, by your leaue hold your hands, thoughNay, by your leave, hold your hands – though AW IV.iii.186
I know his braines are forfeite to the next tile that fals.I know his brains are forfeit to the next tile that falls. AW IV.iii.187
Well, is this Captaine in the Duke ofWell, is this captain in the Duke of AW IV.iii.188
Florences campe?Florence's camp? AW IV.iii.189
Vpon my knowledge he is, and lowsie.Upon my knowledge he is, and lousy. AW IV.iii.190
Nay looke not so vpon me: we shall heare ofNay, look not so upon me; we shall hear of AW IV.iii.191
your Lord anon.your lordship anon.anon (adv.)
soon, shortly, presently
AW IV.iii.192
What is his reputation with the Duke?What is his reputation with the Duke? AW IV.iii.193
The Duke knowes him for no other, but a pooreThe Duke knows him for no other but a poor AW IV.iii.194
Officer of mine, and writ to mee this other day, to turneofficer of mine, and writ to me this other day to turn AW IV.iii.195
him out a'th band. I thinke I haue his Letter in my pocket. him out o'th' band. I think I have his letter in my pocket. AW IV.iii.196
Marry we'll search.Marry, we'll search.marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
AW IV.iii.197
In good sadnesse I do not know, either it isIn good sadness, I do not know; either it issadness, in / in good

old form: sadnesse
in earnest, seriously
AW IV.iii.198
there, or it is vpon a file with the Dukes other Letters, inthere or it is upon a file with the Duke's other letters in AW IV.iii.199
my tent. AW IV.iii.200
Heere 'tis, heere's a paper, shall I reade itHere 'tis; here's a paper. Shall I read it AW IV.iii.201
to you?to you? AW IV.iii.202
I do not know if it be it or no.I do not know if it be it or no. AW IV.iii.203
Our Interpreter do's it well.Our interpreter does it well. AW IV.iii.204
Excellently.Excellently. AW IV.iii.205
(reading) AW IV.iii.206
Dian, the Counts a foole, and full of gold.Dian, the Count's a fool, and full of gold. AW IV.iii.206
That is not the Dukes letter sir: that is anThat is not the Duke's letter, sir; that is an AW IV.iii.207
aduertisement to a proper maide in Florence, one Diana, advertisement to a proper maid in Florence, one Diana,proper (adj.)
honest, honourable, worthy
AW IV.iii.208
advertisement (n.)

old form: aduertisement
advice, warning, instruction
to take heede of the allurement of one Count Rossillion, ato take heed of the allurement of one Count Rossillion, aallurement (n.)
temptation, enticement, charm
AW IV.iii.209
foolish idle boy: but for all that very ruttish. I pray youfoolish idle boy, but for all that very ruttish. I pray you,idle (adj.)
useless, barren, worthless
AW IV.iii.210
ruttish (adj.)
lustful, lascivious, wanton
sir put it vp againe.sir, put it up again. AW IV.iii.211
Nay, Ile reade it first by your fauour.Nay, I'll read it first by your favour. AW IV.iii.212
My meaning in't I protest was very honest inMy meaning in't, I protest, was very honest in AW IV.iii.213
the behalfe of the maid: for I knew the young Count tothe behalf of the maid; for I knew the young Count to AW IV.iii.214
be a dangerous and lasciuious boy, who is a whale tobe a dangerous and lascivious boy, who is a whale to AW IV.iii.215
Virginity, and deuours vp all the fry it finds.virginity, and devours up all the fry it finds.fry (n.)
young fish
AW IV.iii.216
Damnable both-sides rogue.Damnable both-sides rogue!both-sides (adj.)
two-faced, double-dealing, hypocritical
AW IV.iii.217
(reading) AW IV.iii.218
Let. When he sweares oathes, bid him drop gold, and take it:When he swears oaths, bid him drop gold, and take it; AW IV.iii.218
After he scores, he neuer payes the score:After he scores he never pays the score.score (v.)
mark up, chalk up, add to the tally
AW IV.iii.219
score (n.)
reckoning, account, debt
Halfe won is match well made, match and well make it,Half-won is match well made; match, and well make it. AW IV.iii.220
He nere payes after-debts, take it before,He ne'er pays after-debts, take it before.after-debt (n.)
unpaid bill after goods have been received, outstanding debt
AW IV.iii.221
And say a souldier (Dian) told thee this:And say a soldier, Dian, told thee this: AW IV.iii.222
Men are to mell with, boyes are not to kis.Men are to mell with, boys are not to kiss;mell (v.)
get involved, associate, copulate
AW IV.iii.223
For count of this, the Counts a Foole I know it,For count of this, the Count's a fool, I know it,count of, for (prep.)
on account of
AW IV.iii.224
Who payes before, but not when he does owe it.Who pays before, but not when he does owe it. AW IV.iii.225
Thine as he vow'd to thee in thine eare,Thine, as he vowed to thee in thine ear, AW IV.iii.226
Parolles.Parolles. AW IV.iii.227
He shall be whipt through the Armie withHe shall be whipped through the army, with AW IV.iii.228
this rime in's forehead.this rhyme in's forehead. AW IV.iii.229
This is your deuoted friend sir, theThis is your devoted friend, sir, the AW IV.iii.230
manifold Linguist, and the army-potent souldier.manifold linguist, and the armipotent soldier.armipotent (adj.)

old form: army-potent
mighty in arms, powerful in arms
AW IV.iii.231
I could endure any thing before but a Cat, andI could endure anything before but a cat, and AW IV.iii.232
now he's a Cat to he's a cat to me. AW IV.iii.233
I perceiue sir by your Generals lookes,I perceive, sir, by the General's looks, AW IV.iii.234
wee shall be faine to hang you.we shall be fain to hang you.fain (adj.)

old form: faine
obliged, forced, compelled
AW IV.iii.235
My life sir in any case: Not that I am afraideMy life, sir, in any case! Not that I am afraid AW IV.iii.236
to dye, but that my offences beeing many, I wouldto die, but that, my offences being many, I would AW IV.iii.237
repent out the remainder of Nature. Let me liue sir in arepent out the remainder of nature. Let me live, sir, in anature (n.)
mortal life, natural life
AW IV.iii.238
dungeon, i'th stockes, or any where, so I may liue.dungeon, i'th' stocks, or anywhere, so I may live. AW IV.iii.239
Wee'le see what may bee done, so youWe'll see what may be done, so you AW IV.iii.240
confesse freely: therefore once more to this Captaine confess freely. Therefore once more to this Captain AW IV.iii.241
Dumaine: you haue answer'd to his reputation withDumaine: you have answered to his reputation with AW IV.iii.242
the Duke, and to his valour. What is his honestie?the Duke and to his valour; what is his honesty? AW IV.iii.243
He will steale sir an Egge out of a Cloister: forHe will steal, sir, an egg out of a cloister. For AW IV.iii.244
rapes and rauishments he paralels Nessus. Hee professesrapes and ravishments he parallels Nessus. He professes AW IV.iii.245
not keeping of oaths, in breaking em he is stronger thennot keeping of oaths; in breaking 'em he is stronger than AW IV.iii.246
Hercules. He will lye sir, with such volubilitie, that youHercules. He will lie, sir, with such volubility that you AW IV.iii.247
would thinke truth were a foole: drunkennesse is his bestwould think truth were a fool. Drunkenness is his best AW IV.iii.248
vertue, for he will be swine-drunke, and in his sleepe hevirtue, for he will be swine-drunk, and in his sleep heswine-drunk (adj.)

old form: swine-drunke
drunk as a pig, excessively drunk
AW IV.iii.249
does little harme, saue to his bed-cloathes about him: butdoes little harm, save to his bedclothes about him; but AW IV.iii.250
they know his conditions, and lay him in straw. I hauethey know his conditions and lay him in straw. I havecondition (n.)
quality, behaviour, attribute, habit
AW IV.iii.251
but little more to say sir of his honesty, he ha's euerie thingbut little more to say, sir, of his honesty: he has everything AW IV.iii.252
that an honest man should not haue; what anthat an honest man should not have; what an AW IV.iii.253
honest man should haue, he has nothing.honest man should have, he has nothing. AW IV.iii.254
I begin to loue him for this.I begin to love him for this. AW IV.iii.255
For this description of thine honestie? A poxFor this description of thine honesty? A poxpox (n.)
venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
AW IV.iii.256
vpon him for me, he's more and more a Cat.upon him! For me, he's more and more a cat. AW IV.iii.257
What say you to his expertnesse in warre?What say you to his expertness in war? AW IV.iii.258
Faith sir, ha's led the drumme before the English Faith, sir, has led the drum before the English AW IV.iii.259
Tragedians: to belye him I will not, and more of histragedians – to belie him I will not – and more of histragedian (n.)
actor, strolling player [not only of tragedy]
AW IV.iii.260
belie (v.)

old form: belye
slander, tell lies about
souldiership I know not, except in that Country, he hadsoldiership I know not, except in that country he had AW IV.iii.261
the honour to be the Officer at a place there called Mile-end,the honour to be the officer at a place there called Mile-end,Mile-end (n.)
area in the East End of London where the citizen militia drilled
AW IV.iii.262
to instruct for the doubling of files. I would doe theto instruct for the doubling of files. I would do thefile (n.)
rank of soldiers, formation
AW IV.iii.263
man what honour I can, but of this I am not what honour I can, but of this I am not certain. AW IV.iii.264
He hath out-villain'd villanie so farre, that theHe hath out-villained villainy so far that the AW IV.iii.265
raritie redeemes him.rarity redeems him.rarity (n.)

old form: raritie
exceptional nature, striking quality
AW IV.iii.266
A pox on him, he's a Cat still.A pox on him! He's a cat still. AW IV.iii.267
His qualities being at this poore price, IHis qualities being at this poor price, I AW IV.iii.268
neede not to aske you, if Gold will corrupt him to reuolt.need not to ask you if gold will corrupt him to revolt. AW IV.iii.269
Sir, for a Cardceue he will sell the fee-simpleSir, for a cardecue he will sell the fee-simplefee-simple, fee simple (n.)
private estate [belonging to the owner and his heirs for ever]; permanent lease, full possession
AW IV.iii.270
cardecue (n.)

old form: Cardceue
[French: quart d'ecu] quarter of a crown
of his saluation, the inheritance of it, and cut th' intaileof his salvation, the inheritance of it, and cut th' entailentail (n.)

old form: intaile
provision that an estate should pass to an heir
AW IV.iii.271
from all remainders, and a perpetuall succession for itfrom all remainders, and a perpetual succession for it remainder (n.)
subsequent heir, person who has a further interest
AW IV.iii.272
perpetually. perpetually. AW IV.iii.273
What's his Brother, the other Captain What's his brother, the other Captain AW IV.iii.274
Dumain?Dumaine? AW IV.iii.275
Why do's he aske him of me?Why does he ask him of me? AW IV.iii.276
What's he?What's he? AW IV.iii.277
E'ne a Crow a'th same nest: not altogether soE'en a crow o'th' same nest; not altogether so AW IV.iii.278
great as the first in goodnesse, but greater a great deale ingreat as the first in goodness, but greater a great deal in AW IV.iii.279
euill. He excels his Brother for a coward, yet his Brotherevil. He excels his brother for a coward, yet his brother AW IV.iii.280
is reputed one of the best that is. In a retreate hee outrunnesis reputed one of the best that is. In a retreat he outruns AW IV.iii.281
any Lackey; marrie in comming on, hee ha's the Crampe.any lackey; marry, in coming on he has the cramp.lackey (n.)
footman, minion, flunky
AW IV.iii.282
marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
If your life be saued, will you vndertakeIf your life be saved will you undertake AW IV.iii.283
to betray the betray the Florentine?Florentine (n.)
someone from Florence, Italy
AW IV.iii.284
I, and the Captaine of his horse, Count Ay, and the captain of his horse, Count AW IV.iii.285
Rossillion.Rossillion. AW IV.iii.286
Ile whisper with the Generall, and knoweI'll whisper with the General and know AW IV.iii.287
his pleasure.his pleasure. AW IV.iii.288
Ile no more drumming, a plague of allI'll no more drumming. A plague of all AW IV.iii.289
drummes, onely to seeme to deserue well, and to beguile the drums! Only to seem to deserve well, and to beguile thebeguile (v.)
cheat, deceive, trick
AW IV.iii.290
supposition of that lasciuious yong boy the Count,supposition of that lascivious young boy, the Count,supposition (n.)
notion, opinion, belief
AW IV.iii.291
haue I run into this danger: yet who would haue have I run into this danger. Yet who would have AW IV.iii.292
suspected an ambush where I was taken?suspected an ambush where I was taken? AW IV.iii.293
There is no remedy sir, but you must There is no remedy, sir, but you must AW IV.iii.294
dye: the Generall sayes, you that haue so traitorouslydie. The General says you that have so traitorously AW IV.iii.295
discouerd the secrets of your army, and made suchdiscovered the secrets of your army, and made such AW IV.iii.296
pestifferous reports of men very nobly held, can seruepestiferous reports of men very nobly held, can servepestiferous (adj.)

old form: pestifferous
pestilent, mischievous, pernicious
AW IV.iii.297
the world for no honest vse: therefore you must dye.the world for no honest use; therefore you must die AW IV.iii.298
Come headesman, off with his head.Come, headsman, off with his head. AW IV.iii.299
O Lord sir let me liue, or let me see my death.O Lord, sir, let me live, or let me see my death! AW IV.iii.300
That shall you, and take your leaue of allThat shall you, and take your leave of all AW IV.iii.301
your friends:your friends. AW IV.iii.302
He removes the blindfold AW IV.iii.303
So, looke about you, know you any heere?So: look about you. Know you any here? AW IV.iii.303
Good morrow noble Captaine.Good morrow, noble captain.morrow (n.)
AW IV.iii.304
God blesse you Captaine Parolles.God bless you, Captain Parolles. AW IV.iii.305
God saue you noble Captaine.God save you, noble captain. AW IV.iii.306
Captain, what greeting will you to myCaptain, what greeting will you to my AW IV.iii.307
Lord Lafew I am for France.Lord Lafew? I am for France. AW IV.iii.308
Good Captaine will you giue me a Copy of the Good captain, will you give me a copy of the AW IV.iii.309
sonnet you writ to Diana in behalfe of the Countsonnet you writ to Diana in behalf of the Countbehalf (n.), especially: in behalf (of)

old form: behalfe
advantage, interest, benefit
AW IV.iii.310
Rossillion, and I were not a verie Coward, I'de compell it ofRossillion? An I were not a very coward I'd compel it ofand, an (conj.)
if, whether
AW IV.iii.311
you, but far you well. you; but fare you well.fare ... well (int.)

old form: far you well
goodbye [to an individual]
AW IV.iii.312
Exeunt.Exeunt Bertram and the Lords AW IV.iii.312
You are vndone Captaine all but your You are undone, captain – all but yourundone (adj.)

old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
AW IV.iii.313
scarfe, that has a knot on't yet.scarf; that has a knot on't yet.scarf (n.)

old form: scarfe
military sash, shoulder band
AW IV.iii.314
Who cannot be crush'd with a plot?Who cannot be crushed with a plot? AW IV.iii.315
If you could finde out a Countrie whereIf you could find out a country where AW IV.iii.316
but women were that had receiued so much shame, youbut women were that had received so much shame you AW IV.iii.317
might begin an impudent Nation. Fare yee well sir, I ammight begin an impudent nation. Fare ye well, sir. I amfare ... well (int.)

old form: Fare yee well
goodbye [to an individual]
AW IV.iii.318
for France too, we shall speake of you there. for France too; we shall speak of you there. AW IV.iii.319
ExitExeunt the Soldiers AW IV.iii.319
Yet am I thankfull: if my heart were greatYet am I thankful. If my heart were great AW IV.iii.320
'Twould burst at this: Captaine Ile be no more,'Twould burst at this. Captain I'll be no more, AW IV.iii.321
But I will eate, and drinke, and sleepe as softBut I will eat and drink and sleep as softsoft (adv.)
gently, calmly, not so forcefully
AW IV.iii.322
As Captaine shall. Simply the thing I amAs captain shall. Simply the thing I amthing (n.)
[contemptuous] being, creature, base thing
AW IV.iii.323
Shall make me liue: who knowes himselfe a braggartShall make me live. Who knows himself a braggart, AW IV.iii.324
Let him feare this; for it will come to passe,Let him fear this; for it will come to pass AW IV.iii.325
That euery braggart shall be found an Asse.That every braggart shall be found an ass. AW IV.iii.326
Rust sword, coole blushes, and Parrolles liueRust, sword; cool, blushes; and Parolles live AW IV.iii.327
Safest in shame: being fool'd, by fool'rie thriue;Safest in shame; being fooled, by foolery thrive. AW IV.iii.328
There's place and meanes for euery man aliue.There's place and means for every man (n.)
position, post, office, rank
AW IV.iii.329
Ile after them. I'll after them. AW IV.iii.330
ExitExit AW IV.iii.330
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