The Winter's Tale
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Enter Paulina, a Gentleman, Gaoler, Emilia.Enter Paulina, a Gentleman, and Attendants WT II.ii.1
Paul. PAULINA 
The Keeper of the prison, call to him:The keeper of the prison, call to him. WT II.ii.1
Let him haue knowledge who I am. Let him have knowledge who I am. WT II.ii.2.1
Exit Gentleman WT II.ii.2
Good Lady,Good lady, WT II.ii.2.2
No Court in Europe is too good for thee,No court in Europe is too good for thee: WT II.ii.
What dost thou then in prison? What dost thou then in prison? WT II.ii.3.1
Enter Gentleman with the Gaoler WT II.ii.
Now good Sir,Now, good sir, WT II.ii.3.2
You know me, do you not?You know me, do you not? WT II.ii.4.1
Gao. GAOLER 
For a worthy Lady,For a worthy lady, WT II.ii.5.2
And one, who much I honour.And one who much I honour. WT II.ii.6.1
Pau. PAULINA 
Pray you then,Pray you, then, WT II.ii.6.2
Conduct me to the Queene.Conduct me to the Queen. WT II.ii.7.1
Gao. GAOLER 
I may not (Madam)I may not, madam: WT II.ii.7.2
To the contrary I haue expresse commandment.To the contrary I have express commandment. WT II.ii.8
Pau. PAULINA 
Here's a-do, Here's ado WT II.ii.9
to locke vp honesty & honour fromTo lock up honesty and honour from WT II.ii.10
Th' accesse of gentle visitors. Is't lawfull pray youTh' access of gentle visitors! Is't lawful, pray you,gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindWT II.ii.11
To see her Women? Any of them? Emilia?To see her women? Any of them? Emilia? WT II.ii.12
Gao. GAOLER 
So please you (Madam)So please you, madam, WT II.ii.13
To put a-part these your attendants, ITo put apart these your attendants, Iput apart (v.)
old form: a-part
dismiss, send away
WT II.ii.14
Shall bring Emilia forth.Shall bring Emilia forth. WT II.ii.15.1
Pau. PAULINA 
I pray now call her:I pray now, call her. WT II.ii.15.2
With-draw your selues.Withdraw yourselves. WT II.ii.16.1
Exeunt Gentleman and Attendants WT II.ii.16
Gao. GAOLER 
And Madam,And, madam, WT II.ii.16.2
I must be present at your Conference.I must be present at your conference. WT II.ii.17
Pau. PAULINA 
Well: be't so: prethee.Well, be't so, prithee. WT II.ii.18
Exit Gaoler WT II.ii.18
Heere's such a-doe, to make no staine, a staine,Here's such ado to make no stain a stain WT II.ii.19
As passes colouring. As passes colouring.colour (v.)dye, stain a new colourWT II.ii.20.1
Enter Gaoler with Emilia WT II.ii.20
Deare Gentlewoman,Dear gentlewoman,gentlewoman (n.)[formally polite address] madamWT II.ii.20.2
How fares our gracious Lady?How fares our gracious lady?fare (v.)get on, manage, do, copeWT II.ii.21
Emil. EMILIA 
As well as one so great, and so forlorneAs well as one so great and so forlorn WT II.ii.22
May hold together: On her frights, and greefesMay hold together. On her frights and griefs –  WT II.ii.23
(Which neuer tender Lady hath borne greater)Which never tender lady hath borne greater –  WT II.ii.24
She is, something before her time, deliuer'd.She is something before her time delivered.something (adv.)a little, to some extentWT II.ii.25
Pau. PAULINA 
A boy?A boy? WT II.ii.26.1
Emil. EMILIA 
A daughter, and a goodly babe,A daughter, and a goodly babe,goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comelyWT II.ii.26.2
Lusty, and like to liue: the Queene receiuesLusty, and like to live. The Queen receiveslike (adv.)likely, probable / probablyWT II.ii.27
lusty (adj.)vigorous, strong, robust, eager
Much comfort in't: Sayes, my poore prisoner,Much comfort in't; says, ‘ My poor prisoner, WT II.ii.28
I am innocent as you,I am innocent as you.’ WT II.ii.29.1
Pau. PAULINA 
I dare be sworne:I dare be sworn. WT II.ii.29.2
These dangerous, vnsafe Lunes i'th' King, beshrew them:These dangerous, unsafe lunes i'th' King, beshrew them!beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befallWT II.ii.30
lune (n.)frenzied fit, tantrum, mad outburst
He must be told on't, and he shall: the officeHe must be told on't, and he shall. The officeoffice (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityWT II.ii.31
Becomes a woman best. Ile take't vpon me,Becomes a woman best. I'll take't upon me.become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate toWT II.ii.32
If I proue hony-mouth'd, let my tongue blister.If I prove honey-mouthed, let my tongue blister, WT II.ii.33
And neuer to my red-look'd Anger beeAnd never to my red-looked anger be WT II.ii.34
The Trumpet any more: pray you (Emilia)The trumpet any more. Pray you, Emilia, WT II.ii.35
Commend my best obedience to the Queene,Commend my best obedience to the Queen.commend (v.)declare, offer, directWT II.ii.36
If she dares trust me with her little babe,If she dares trust me with her little babe, WT II.ii.37
I'le shew't the King, and vndertake to beeI'll show't the King, and undertake to be WT II.ii.38
Her Aduocate to th' lowd'st. We do not knowHer advocate to th' loud'st. We do not know WT II.ii.39
How he may soften at the sight o'th' Childe:How he may soften at the sight o'th' child: WT II.ii.40
The silence often of pure innocenceThe silence often of pure innocence WT II.ii.41
Perswades, when speaking failes.Persuades when speaking fails. WT II.ii.42.1
Emil. EMILIA 
Most worthy Madam,Most worthy madam, WT II.ii.42.2
Your honor, and your goodnesse is so euident,Your honour and your goodness is so evident WT II.ii.43
That your free vndertaking cannot misseThat your free undertaking cannot missfree (adj.)generous, magnanimousWT II.ii.44
A thriuing yssue: there is no Lady liuingA thriving issue. There is no lady livingissue (n.)
old form: yssue
outcome, result, consequence(s)
WT II.ii.45
thriving (adj.)
old form: thriuing
successful, satisfactory, auspicious
So meete for this great errand; please your LadishipSo meet for this great errand. Please your ladyshipmeet (adj.)
old form: meete
fit, suitable, right, proper
WT II.ii.46
To visit the next roome, Ile presentlyTo visit the next room, I'll presentlypresently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceWT II.ii.47
Acquaint the Queene of your most noble offer,Acquaint the Queen of your most noble offer, WT II.ii.48
Who, but to day hammered of this designe,Who but today hammered of this design,hammer of (v.)think hard about, ponder onWT II.ii.49
But durst not tempt a minister of honourBut durst not tempt a minister of honourtempt (v.)try, test, make trial ofWT II.ii.50
honour (n.)noble rank, position of dignity, title of renown
Least she should be deny'd.Lest she should be denied. WT II.ii.51.1
Paul. PAULINA 
Tell her (Emilia)Tell her, Emilia, WT II.ii.51.2
Ile vse that tongue I haue: If wit flow from'tI'll use that tongue I have. If wit flow from'twit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityWT II.ii.52
As boldnesse from my bosome, le't not be doubtedAs boldness from my bosom, let't not be doubted WT II.ii.53
I shall do good,I shall do good. WT II.ii.54.1
Emil. EMILIA 
Now be you blest for it.Now be you blest for it! WT II.ii.54.2
Ile to the Queene: please you come something neerer.I'll to the Queen. Please you come something nearer.something (adv.)somewhat, ratherWT II.ii.55
Gao. GAOLER 
Madam, if't please the Queene to send the babe,Madam, if't please the Queen to send the babe, WT II.ii.56
I know not what I shall incurre, to passe it,I know not what I shall incur to pass it, WT II.ii.57
Hauing no warrant.Having no warrant. WT II.ii.58.1
Pau. PAULINA 
You neede not feare it (sir)You need not fear it, sir. WT II.ii.58.2
This Childe was prisoner to the wombe, and isThis child was prisoner to the womb, and is WT II.ii.59
By Law and processe of great Nature, thenceBy law and process of great Nature thence WT II.ii.60
Free'd, and enfranchis'd, not a partie toFreed and enfranchised; not a party toenfranchise (v.)
old form: enfranchis'd
set free, liberate
WT II.ii.61
The anger of the King, nor guilty ofThe anger of the King, nor guilty of, WT II.ii.62
(If any be) the trespasse of the Queene.If any be, the trespass of the Queen. WT II.ii.63
Gao. GAOLER 
I do beleeue it.I do believe it. WT II.ii.64
Paul. PAULINA 
Do not you feare: vpon mine honor, IDo not you fear. Upon mine honour, I WT II.ii.65
Will stand betwixt you, and danger. Will stand betwixt you and danger. WT II.ii.66
ExeuntExeunt WT II.ii.66
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