The Winter's Tale
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Enter Leontes, Seruants, Paulina, Antigonus, and Lords.Enter Leontes WT II.iii.1
Leo. LEONTES 
Nor night, nor day, no rest: It is but weaknesseNor night nor day no rest! It is but weakness WT II.iii.1
To beare the matter thus: meere weaknesse, ifTo bear the matter thus, mere weakness. Ifmere (adj.)
old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
WT II.iii.2
The cause were not in being: part o'th cause,The cause were not in being – part o'th' cause, WT II.iii.3
She, th' Adultresse: for the harlot-KingShe, th' adult'ress: for the harlot-kingharlot (adj.)lewd, lascivious, licentiousWT II.iii.4
Is quite beyond mine Arme, out of the blankeIs quite beyond mine arm, out of the blankblank (n.)
old form: blanke
bull's-eye, target centre; or: line of sight
WT II.iii.5
And leuell of my braine: plot-proofe: but shee,And level of my brain, plot-proof; but shelevel (n.)
old form: leuell
[archery] direct aim, target, range
WT II.iii.6
I can hooke to me: say that she were gone,I can hook to me – say that she were gone,hook (v.)
old form: hooke
attach, secure, make fast [as with a hook]
WT II.iii.7
Giuen to the fire, a moity of my restGiven to the fire, a moiety of my restmoiety (n.)
old form: moity
share, portion, part
WT II.iii.8
Might come to me againe. Whose there?Might come to me again. Who's there? WT II.iii.9.1
Enter Servant WT II.iii.9
Ser. SERVANT 
My Lord.My lord? WT II.iii.9.2
Leo. LEONTES 
How do's the boy?How does the boy? WT II.iii.10.1
Ser. SERVANT 
He tooke good rest to night: He took good rest tonight. WT II.iii.10.2
'tis hop'd / His sicknesse is discharg'd.'Tis hoped his sickness is discharged.discharge (v.)
old form: discharg'd
eradicate, remove, get rid of
WT II.iii.11
Leo. LEONTES 
To see his Noblenesse,To see his nobleness! WT II.iii.12
Conceyuing the dishonour of his Mother.Conceiving the dishonour of his mother, WT II.iii.13
He straight declin'd, droop'd, tooke it deeply,He straight declined, drooped, took it deeply,straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceWT II.iii.14
Fasten'd, and fix'd the shame on't in himselfe:Fastened and fixed the shame on't in himself; WT II.iii.15
Threw-off his Spirit, his Appetite, his Sleepe,Threw off his spirit, his appetite, his sleep, WT II.iii.16
And down-right languish'd. Leaue me solely: goe,And downright languished. Leave me solely. Go,solely (adv.)alone, by oneselfWT II.iii.17
See how he fares: See how he fares. WT II.iii.18.1
Exit Servantfare (v.)get on, manage, do, copeWT II.iii.18
Fie, fie, no thought of him,Fie, fie, no thought of him! WT II.iii.18.2
The very thought of my Reuenges that wayThe thought of my revenges that way WT II.iii.19
Recoyle vpon me: in himselfe too mightie,Recoil upon me: in himself too mighty, WT II.iii.20
And in his parties, his Alliance; Let him be,And in his parties, his alliance. Let him beparty (n.)participant, accessory, supporterWT II.iii.21
Vntill a time may serue. For present vengeanceUntil a time may serve; for present vengeance WT II.iii.22
Take it on her: Camillo, and PolixenesTake it on her. Camillo and Polixenes WT II.iii.23
Laugh at me: make their pastime at my sorrow:Laugh at me, make their pastime at my sorrow. WT II.iii.24
They should not laugh, if I could reach them, norThey should not laugh if I could reach them, nor WT II.iii.25
Shall she, within my powre.Shall she within my power. WT II.iii.26.1
Enter Paulina.Enter Paulina, carrying a baby, followed by Antigonus, WT II.iii.26.1
Lords, and the Servant, who try to prevent her WT II.iii.26.2
Lord. LORD 
You must not enter.You must not enter. WT II.iii.26.2
Paul. PAULINA 
Nay rather (good my Lords) be second to me:Nay, rather, good my lords, be second to me.second (n.)supporter, helper, championWT II.iii.27
Feare you his tyrannous passion more (alas)Fear you his tyrannous passion more, alas, WT II.iii.28
Then the Queenes life? A gracious innocent soule,Than the Queen's life? A gracious, innocent soul, WT II.iii.29
More free, then he is iealous.More free than he is jealous.free (adj.)innocent, guiltlessWT II.iii.30.1
Antig. ANTIGONUS 
That's enough.That's enough. WT II.iii.30.2
Ser. SERVANT 
Madam; he hath not slept to night, commandedMadam, he hath not slept tonight, commanded WT II.iii.31
None should come at him.None should come at him.hot (adj.)enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keenWT II.iii.32.1
Pau. PAULINA 
Not so hot (good Sir)Not so hot, good sir. WT II.iii.32.2
I come to bring him sleepe. 'Tis such as youI come to bring him sleep. 'Tis such as you, WT II.iii.33
That creepe like shadowes by him, and do sigheThat creep like shadows by him, and do sigh WT II.iii.34
At each his needlesse heauings: such as youAt each his needless heavings – such as youheaving (n.)
old form: heauings
groan, deep sigh
WT II.iii.35
Nourish the cause of his awaking. INourish the cause of his awaking. I WT II.iii.36
Do come with words, as medicinall, as true;Do come with words as med'cinal as true, WT II.iii.37
(Honest, as either;) to purge him of that humor,Honest as either, to purge him of that humourpurge (v.)cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]WT II.iii.38
humour (n.)
old form: humor
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
That presses him from sleepe.That presses him from sleep.press (v.)oppress, burden, weigh downWT II.iii.39.1
Leo. LEONTES 
Who noyse there, hoe?What noise there, ho? WT II.iii.39.2
Pau. PAULINA 
No noyse (my Lord) but needfull conference,No noise, my lord, but needful conference WT II.iii.40
About some Gossips for your Highnesse.About some gossips for your highness.gossip (n.)godparent, baptismal sponsorWT II.iii.41.1
Leo. LEONTES 
How?How? WT II.iii.41.2
Away with that audacious Lady. Antigonus,Away with that audacious lady! Antigonus, WT II.iii.42
I charg'd thee that she should not come about me,I charged thee that she should not come about me. WT II.iii.43
I knew she would.I knew she would. WT II.iii.44.1
Ant. ANTIGONUS 
I told her so (my Lord)I told her so, my lord, WT II.iii.44.2
On your displeasures perill, and on mine,On your displeasure's peril, and on mine, WT II.iii.45
She should not visit you.She should not visit you. WT II.iii.46.1
Leo. LEONTES 
What? canst not rule her?What? Canst not rule her? WT II.iii.46.2
Paul. PAULINA 
From all dishonestie he can: in thisFrom all dishonesty he can. In this – dishonesty (n.)
old form: dishonestie
dishonour, shameful deed, disgraceful action
WT II.iii.47
(Vnlesse he take the course that you haue done)Unless he take the course that you have done:course (n.)course of action, way of proceedingWT II.iii.48
Commit me, for committing honor, trust it,Commit me for committing honour – trust it,commit (v.)send to jail, put in custody, imprisonWT II.iii.49
He shall not rule me:He shall not rule me. WT II.iii.50.1
Ant. ANTIGONUS 
La-you now, you heare,La you now, you hear.la yousee, look nowWT II.iii.50.2
When she will take the raine, I let her run,When she will take the rein, I let her run; WT II.iii.51
But shee'l not stumble.But she'll not stumble. WT II.iii.52.1
Paul. PAULINA 
Good my Liege, I come:Good my liege, I come – liege (n.)lord, sovereignWT II.iii.52.2
And I beseech you heare me, who professesAnd I beseech you hear me, who professes WT II.iii.53
My selfe your loyall Seruant, your Physitian,Myself your loyal servant, your physician, WT II.iii.54
Your most obedient Counsailor: yet that daresYour most obedient counsellor; yet that dares WT II.iii.55
Lesse appeare so, in comforting your Euilles,Less appear so in comforting your evilscomfort (v.)encourage, condone, countenanceWT II.iii.56
evil (n.)
old form: Euilles
malady, illness, disease
Then such as most seeme yours. I say, I comeThan such as most seem yours – I say, I come WT II.iii.57
From your good Queene.From your good queen. WT II.iii.58.1
Leo. LEONTES 
Good Queene?Good queen? WT II.iii.58.2
Paul. PAULINA 
Good Queene (my Lord) good Queene, / I say good Queene,Good queen, my lord, good queen, I say good queen; WT II.iii.59
And would by combate, make her good so, were IAnd would by combat make her good, so were Imake goodjustify, vindicate, confirmWT II.iii.60
A man, the worst about you.A man, the worst about you.worst (n.)weakest, least powerfulWT II.iii.61.1
Leo. LEONTES 
Force her hence.Force her hence. WT II.iii.61.2
Pau. PAULINA 
Let him that makes but trifles of his eyesLet him that makes but trifles of his eyes WT II.iii.62
First hand me: on mine owne accord, Ile off,First hand me. On mine own accord I'll off, WT II.iii.63
But first, Ile do my errand. The good QueeneBut first I'll do my errand. The good Queen –  WT II.iii.64
(For she is good) hath brought you forth a daughter,For she is good – hath brought you forth a daughter: WT II.iii.65
Heere 'tis. Commends it to your blessing.Here 'tis; commends it to your blessing. WT II.iii.66.1
She lays down the childcommend (v.)present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]WT II.iii.66
Leo. LEONTES 
Out:Out! WT II.iii.66.2
A mankinde Witch? Hence with her, out o' dore:A mankind witch! Hence with her, out o' door!mankind (adj.)
old form: mankinde
man-like, mannish
WT II.iii.67
A most intelligencing bawd.A most intelligencing bawd!bawd (n.)pimp, procurer, pander, go-betweenWT II.iii.68.1
intelligencing (adj.)spying, acting as go-between
Paul. PAULINA 
Not so:Not so: WT II.iii.68.2
I am as ignorant in that, as you,I am as ignorant in that as you WT II.iii.69
In so entit'ling me: and no lesse honestIn so entitling me; and no less honesthonest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuousWT II.iii.70
Then you are mad: which is enough, Ile warrantThan you are mad; which is enough, I'll warrant,warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmWT II.iii.71
(As this world goes) to passe for honest:As this world goes, to pass for honest. WT II.iii.72.1
Leo. LEONTES 
Traitors;Traitors! WT II.iii.72.2
Will you not push her out? Giue her the Bastard,Will you not push her out? Give her the bastard. WT II.iii.73
Thou dotard, thou art woman-tyr'd: vnroosted(To Antigonus) Thou dotard, thou art woman-tired, unroosteddotard (n.)old fool, senile idiotWT II.iii.74
woman-tired (adj.)henpecked, torn apart by a woman
unroosted (adj.)
old form: vnroosted
dislodged from a position, driven from a perch
By thy dame Partlet heere. Take vp the Bastard,By thy Dame Partlet here. Take up the bastard!Partlet (n.)traditional name for a hen [Pertelote], as in Chaucer's 'Nun's Priest's Tale'WT II.iii.75
Take't vp, I say: giue't to thy Croane.Take't up, I say! Give't to thy crone.crone (n.)
old form: Croane
old hag, withered old woman
WT II.iii.76.1
Paul. PAULINA 
For euerFor ever WT II.iii.76.2
Vnvenerable be thy hands, if thouUnvenerable be thy hands if thou WT II.iii.77
Tak'st vp the Princesse, by that forced basenesseTak'st up the Princess by that forced basenessbaseness (n.)
old form: basenesse
debasement, lowly state, humiliation
WT II.iii.78
forced (adj.)enforced, imposed, constrained
Which he ha's put vpon't.Which he has put upon't! WT II.iii.79.1
Leo. LEONTES 
He dreads his Wife.He dreads his wife. WT II.iii.79.2
Paul. PAULINA 
So I would you did: then 'twere past all doutSo I would you did: then 'twere past all doubt WT II.iii.80
Youl'd call your children, yours.You'd call your children yours. WT II.iii.81.1
Leo. LEONTES 
A nest of Traitors.A nest of traitors! WT II.iii.81.2
Ant. ANTIGONUS 
I am none, by this good light.I am none, by this good light! WT II.iii.82.1
Pau. PAULINA 
Nor I: nor anyNor I, nor any WT II.iii.82.2
But one that's heere: and that's himselfe: for he,But one that's here, and that's himself: for he WT II.iii.83
The sacred Honor of himselfe, his Queenes,The sacred honour of himself, his queen's, WT II.iii.84
His hopefull Sonnes, his Babes, betrayes to Slander,His hopeful son's, his babe's, betrays to slander, WT II.iii.85
Whose sting is sharper then the Swords; and will notWhose sting is sharper than the sword's; and will not –  WT II.iii.86
(For as the case now stands, it is a CurseFor, as the case now stands, it is a curse WT II.iii.87
He cannot be compell'd too't) once remoueHe cannot be compelled to't – once remove WT II.iii.88
The Root of his Opinion, which is rotten,The root of his opinion, which is rotten WT II.iii.89
As euer Oake, or Stone was sound.As ever oak or stone was sound.callet, callot (n.)
old form: Callat
scold, nag
WT II.iii.90.1
Leo. LEONTES 
A CallatA callat WT II.iii.90.2
Of boundlesse tongue, who late hath beat her Husband,Of boundless tongue, who late hath beat her husband, WT II.iii.91
And now bayts me: This Brat is none of mine,And now baits me! This brat is none of mine:bait (v.)
old form: bayts
harass, persecute, torment
WT II.iii.92
It is the Issue of Polixenes.It is the issue of Polixenes.issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantWT II.iii.93
Hence with it, and together with the Dam,Hence with it, and together with the dam WT II.iii.94
Commit them to the fire.Commit them to the fire! WT II.iii.95.1
Paul. PAULINA 
It is yours:It is yours; WT II.iii.95.2
And might we lay th' old Prouerb to your charge,And, might we lay th' old proverb to your charge, WT II.iii.96
So like you, 'tis the worse. Behold (my Lords)So like you, 'tis the worse. Behold, my lords, WT II.iii.97
Although the Print be little, the whole MatterAlthough the print be little, the whole mattermatter (n.)stuff, soul, substanceWT II.iii.98
print (n.)imprint, image, stamped impression
And Coppy of the Father: (Eye, Nose, Lippe,And copy of the father: eye, nose, lip; WT II.iii.99
The trick of's Frowne, his Fore-head, nay, the Valley,The trick of's frown; his forehead; nay, the valley,trick (n.)habit, characteristic, typical behaviourWT II.iii.100
frown (n.)
old form: Frowne
brow, forehead
valley (n.)indentation, hollow [e.g. in the upper lip, or beneath the lower lip]
The pretty dimples of his Chin, and Cheeke; his Smiles:The pretty dimples of his chin and cheek; his smiles; WT II.iii.101
The very Mold, and frame of Hand, Nayle, Finger.)The very mould and frame of hand, nail, finger. WT II.iii.102
And thou good Goddesse Nature, which hast made itAnd thou, good goddess Nature, which hast made it WT II.iii.103
So like to him that got it, if thou hastSo like to him that got it, if thou hastlike (adj.)same, similar, alike, equalWT II.iii.104
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
The ordering of the Mind too, 'mongst all ColoursThe ordering of the mind too, 'mongst all colours WT II.iii.105
No Yellow in't, least she suspect, as he do's,No yellow in't, lest she suspect, as he does,yellow (n.)[colour of] jealousyWT II.iii.106
Her Children, not her Husbands.Her children not her husband's! WT II.iii.107.1
Leo. LEONTES 
A grosse Hagge:A gross hag! WT II.iii.107.2
And Lozell, thou art worthy to be hang'd,And, losel, thou art worthy to be hanged,losel, lozel (n.)
old form: Lozell
worthless fellow, rogue, scoundrel
WT II.iii.108
That wilt not stay her Tongue.That wilt not stay her tongue. WT II.iii.109.1
Antig. ANTIGONUS 
Hang all the HusbandsHang all the husbands WT II.iii.109.2
That cannot doe that Feat, you'le leaue your selfeThat cannot do that feat, you'll leave yourself WT II.iii.110
Hardly one Subiect.Hardly one subject. WT II.iii.111.1
Leo. LEONTES 
Once more take her hence.Once more, take her hence. WT II.iii.111.2
Paul. PAULINA 
A most vnworthy, and vnnaturall LordA most unworthy and unnatural lord WT II.iii.112
Can doe no more.Can do no more. WT II.iii.113.1
Leo. LEONTES 
Ile ha' thee burnt.I'll ha' thee burned. WT II.iii.113.2
Paul. PAULINA 
I care not:I care not: WT II.iii.113.3
It is an Heretique that makes the fire,It is an heretic that makes the fire, WT II.iii.114
Not she which burnes in't. Ile not call you Tyrant:Not she which burns in't. I'll not call you tyrant; WT II.iii.115
But this most cruell vsage of your QueeneBut this most cruel usage of your queen –  WT II.iii.116
(Not able to produce more accusationNot able to produce more accusation WT II.iii.117
Then your owne weake-hindg'd Fancy) something sauorsThan your own weak-hinged fancy – something savourssomething (adv.)somewhat, ratherWT II.iii.118
Of Tyrannie, and will ignoble make you,Of tyranny, and will ignoble make you, WT II.iii.119
Yea, scandalous to the World.Yea, scandalous to the world. WT II.iii.120.1
Leo. LEONTES 
On your Allegeance,On your allegiance, WT II.iii.120.2
Out of the Chamber with her. Were I a Tyrant,Out of the chamber with her! Were I a tyrant, WT II.iii.121
Where were her life? she durst not call me so,Where were her life? She durst not call me so, WT II.iii.122
If she did know me one. Away with her.If she did know me one. Away with her! WT II.iii.123
They slowly push her towards the door WT II.iii.124
Paul. PAULINA 
I pray you doe not push me, Ile be gone.I pray you, do not push me, I'll be gone. WT II.iii.124
Looke to your Babe (my Lord) 'tis yours: Ioue send herLook to your babe, my lord; 'tis yours. Jove send herJove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godWT II.iii.125
A better guiding Spirit. What needs these hands?A better guiding spirit! What needs these hands? WT II.iii.126
You that are thus so tender o're his Follyes,You that are thus so tender o'er his folliestender (adj.)thoughtful, considerate, solicitousWT II.iii.127
Will neuer doe him good, not one of you.Will never do him good, not one of you. WT II.iii.128
So, so: Farewell, we are gone. So, so. Farewell, we are gone. WT II.iii.129
Exit.Exit WT II.iii.129
Leo. LEONTES 
Thou (Traytor) hast set on thy Wife to this.Thou, traitor, hast set on thy wife to this. WT II.iii.130
My Child? away with't? euen thou, that hastMy child? Away with't! Even thou, that hast WT II.iii.131
A heart so tender o're it, take it hence,A heart so tender o'er it, take it hence WT II.iii.132
And see it instantly consum'd with fire.And see it instantly consumed with fire: WT II.iii.133
Euen thou, and none but thou. Take it vp straight:Even thou, and none but thou. Take it up straight!:straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceWT II.iii.134
Within this houre bring me word 'tis done,Within this hour bring me word 'tis done, WT II.iii.135
(And by good testimonie) or Ile seize thy life,And by good testimony, or I'll seize thy life, WT II.iii.136
With what thou else call'st thine: if thou refuse,With what thou else call'st thine. If thou refuse, WT II.iii.137
And wilt encounter with my Wrath, say so;And wilt encounter with my wrath, say so: WT II.iii.138
The Bastard-braynes with these my proper handsThe bastard brains with these my proper handsproper (adj.)very, ownWT II.iii.139
Shall I dash out. Goe, take it to the fire,Shall I dash out. Go, take it to the fire, WT II.iii.140
For thou sett'st on thy Wife.For thou set'st on thy wife. WT II.iii.141.1
Antig. ANTIGONUS 
I did not, Sir:I did not, sir. WT II.iii.141.2
These Lords, my Noble Fellowes, if they please,These lords, my noble fellows, if they please, WT II.iii.142
Can cleare me in't.Can clear me in't. WT II.iii.143.1
Lords. LORDS 
We can: my Royall Liege,We can. My royal liege, WT II.iii.143.2
He is not guiltie of her comming hither.He is not guilty of her coming hither. WT II.iii.144
Leo. LEONTES 
You're lyers all.You're liars all. WT II.iii.145
Lord. LORD 
Beseech your Highnesse, giue vs better credit:Beseech your highness, give us better credit. WT II.iii.146
We haue alwayes truly seru'd you, and beseech'We have always truly served you, and beseech' WT II.iii.147
So to esteeme of vs: and on our knees we begge,So to esteem of us; and on our knees we beg, WT II.iii.148
(As recompence of our deare seruicesAs recompense of our dear servicesdear (adj.)
old form: deare
heartfelt, earnest, zealous
WT II.iii.149
Past, and to come) that you doe change this purpose,Past and to come, that you do change this purpose,purpose (n.)intention, aim, planWT II.iii.150
Which being so horrible, so bloody, mustWhich being so horrible, so bloody, must WT II.iii.151
Lead on to some foule Issue. We all kneele.Lead on to some foul issue. We all kneel.issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)WT II.iii.152
Leo. LEONTES 
I am a Feather for each Wind that blows:I am a feather for each wind that blows. WT II.iii.153
Shall I liue on, to see this Bastard kneele,Shall I live on to see this bastard kneel WT II.iii.154
And call me Father? better burne it now,And call me father? Better burn it now WT II.iii.155
Then curse it then. But be it: let it liue.Than curse it then. But be it: let it live. WT II.iii.156
It shall not neyther. You Sir, come you hither:It shall not neither. (To Antigonus) You, sir, come you hither: WT II.iii.157
You that haue beene so tenderly officiousYou that have been so tenderly officiousofficious (adj.)obliging, attentive, diligentWT II.iii.158
With Lady Margerie, your Mid-wife there,With Lady Margery, your midwife there, WT II.iii.159
To saue this Bastards life; for 'tis a Bastard,To save this bastard's life – for 'tis a bastard, WT II.iii.160
So sure as this Beard's gray. What will you aduenture,So sure as this beard's grey – what will you adventureadventure (v.)
old form: aduenture
venture, dare, chance, risk
WT II.iii.161
To saue this Brats life?To save this brat's life? WT II.iii.162.1
Antig. ANTIGONUS 
Any thing (my Lord)Anything, my lord, WT II.iii.162.2
That my abilitie may vndergoe,That my ability may undergo,ability (n.)
old form: abilitie
strength, bodily power
WT II.iii.163
undergo (v.)
old form: vndergoe
undertake, carry out, perform
And Noblenesse impose: at least thus much;And nobleness impose – at least thus much: WT II.iii.164
Ile pawne the little blood which I haue left,I'll pawn the little blood which I have leftpawn (v.)
old form: pawne
stake, pledge, risk
WT II.iii.165
To saue the Innocent: any thing possible.To save the innocent – anything possible. WT II.iii.166
Leo. LEONTES 
It shall be possible: Sweare by this SwordIt shall be possible. Swear by this sword WT II.iii.167
Thou wilt performe my bidding.Thou wilt perform my bidding. WT II.iii.168.1
Antig. ANTIGONUS  
(his hand upon the hilt) WT II.iii.168
I will (my Lord.)I will, my lord. WT II.iii.168.2
Leo. LEONTES 
Marke, and performe it: seest thou? for the faileMark and perform it, see'st thou? For the failmark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
WT II.iii.169
fail (n.)
old form: faile
failure [to comply with], lack
Of any point in't, shall not onely beOf any point in't shall not only be WT II.iii.170
Death to thy selfe, but to thy lewd-tongu'd Wife,Death to thyself, but to thy lewd-tongued wife,lewd-tongued (adj.)
old form: lewd-tongu'd
foul-mouthed, scurrilous, abusive
WT II.iii.171
(Whom for this time we pardon) We enioyne thee,Whom for this time we pardon. We enjoin thee, WT II.iii.172
As thou art Liege-man to vs, that thou carryAs thou art liegeman to us, that thou carryliegeman (n.)
old form: Liege-man
vassal, subject, follower
WT II.iii.173
This female Bastard hence, and that thou beare itThis female bastard hence, and that thou bear it WT II.iii.174
To some remote and desart place, quite outTo some remote and desert place, quite out WT II.iii.175
Of our Dominions; and that there thou leaue itOf our dominions; and that there thou leave it, WT II.iii.176
(Without more mercy) to it owne protection,Without more mercy, to its own protection WT II.iii.177
And fauour of the Climate: as by strange fortuneAnd favour of the climate. As by strange fortuneclimate (n.)region, country [without reference to climatic conditions]WT II.iii.178
favour (n.)
old form: fauour
leniency, kindness, clemency
It came to vs, I doe in Iustice charge thee,It came to us, I do in justice charge thee, WT II.iii.179
On thy Soules perill, and thy Bodyes torture,On thy soul's peril and thy body's torture, WT II.iii.180
That thou commend it strangely to some place,That thou commend it strangely to some placecommend (v.)commit, entrust, hand overWT II.iii.181
strangely (adv.)as a stranger, as a foreigner
Where Chance may nurse, or end it: take it vp.Where chance may nurse or end it. Take it up. WT II.iii.182
Antig. ANTIGONUS 
I sweare to doe this: though a present deathI swear to do this, though a present death WT II.iii.183
Had beene more mercifull. Come on (poore Babe)Had been more merciful. Come on, poor babe, WT II.iii.184
Some powerfull Spirit instruct the Kytes and RauensSome powerful spirit instruct the kites and ravenskite (n.)
old form: Kytes
bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
WT II.iii.185
To be thy Nurses. Wolues and Beares, they say,To be thy nurses! Wolves and bears, they say, WT II.iii.186
(Casting their sauagenesse aside) haue doneCasting their savageness aside, have done WT II.iii.187
Like offices of Pitty. Sir, be prosperousLike offices of pity. Sir, be prosperousoffice (n.)service, sympathy, kindnessWT II.iii.188
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
In more then this deed do's require; and BlessingIn more than this deed does require! And blessing WT II.iii.189
Against this Crueltie, fight on thy sideAgainst this cruelty fight on thy side, WT II.iii.190
(Poore Thing, condemn'd to losse.) Poor thing, condemned to loss! WT II.iii.191.1
Exit.Exit with the childloss (n.)
old form: losse
perdition, destruction
WT II.iii.191
Leo. LEONTES 
No: Ile not reareNo, I'll not rear WT II.iii.191.2
Anothers Issue. Another's issue. WT II.iii.192.1
Enter a Seruant.Enter a Servantissue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantWT II.iii.192
post (n.)express messenger, courier
Seru. SERVANT 
Please' your Highnesse, PostsPlease your highness, posts WT II.iii.192.2
From those you sent to th' Oracle, are comeFrom those you sent to th' oracle are come WT II.iii.193
An houre since: Cleomines and Dion,An hour since: Cleomenes and Dion, WT II.iii.194
Being well arriu'd from Delphos, are both landed,Being well arrived from Delphos, are both landed,Delphos (n.)island of Delphi, C Greece, famous for its oracleWT II.iii.195
Hasting to th' Court.Hasting to th' court. WT II.iii.196.1
Lord. LORD 
So please you (Sir) their speedSo please you, sir, their speed WT II.iii.196.2
Hath beene beyond accompt.Hath been beyond accompt.account, accompt (n.)expectation, precedent, normal explanationWT II.iii.197.1
Leo. LEONTES 
Twentie three dayesTwenty-three days WT II.iii.197.2
They haue beene absent: 'tis good speed: fore-tellsThey have been absent. 'Tis good speed; foretells WT II.iii.198
The great Apollo suddenly will haueThe great Apollo suddenly will havesuddenly (adv.)immediately, at once, without delayWT II.iii.199
The truth of this appeare: Prepare you Lords,The truth of this appear. Prepare you, lords. WT II.iii.200
Summon a Session, that we may arraigneSummon a session, that we may arraignsession, sessions (n.)judicial assembly, trial, courtWT II.iii.201
Our most disloyall Lady: for as she hathOur most disloyal lady: for as she hath WT II.iii.202
Been publikely accus'd, so shall she haueBeen publicly accused, so shall she have WT II.iii.203
A iust and open Triall. While she liues,A just and open trial. While she lives WT II.iii.204
My heart will be a burthen to me. Leaue me,My heart will be a burden to me. Leave me, WT II.iii.205
And thinke vpon my bidding. And think upon my bidding. WT II.iii.206
Exeunt.Exeunt WT II.iii.206
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