The Winter's Tale
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Enter Antigonus, a Marriner, Babe, Sheepe-heard, and Clowne.Enter Antigonus with the child, and a Marinerperfect (adj.)certain, definite, positiveWT III.iii.1
Ant. ANTIGONUS 
Thou art perfect then, our ship hath toucht vponThou art perfect, then, our ship hath touched upon WT III.iii.1
The Desarts of Bohemia.The deserts of Bohemia?desert, desart (n.)desolate place, wildernessWT III.iii.2.1
Mar. MARINER 
I (my Lord) and feareAy, my lord, and fear WT III.iii.2.2
We haue Landed in ill time: the skies looke grimly,We have landed in ill time: the skies look grimly,ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableWT III.iii.3
And threaten present blusters. In my conscienceAnd threaten present blusters. In my conscience,bluster (n.)storm, tempest, rough blastWT III.iii.4
conscience, in myto my mind
present (adj.)imminent, impending, approaching
The heauens with that we haue in hand, are angry,The heavens with that we have in hand are angry WT III.iii.5
And frowne vpon's.And frown upon's. WT III.iii.6
Ant. ANTIGONUS 
Their sacred wil's be done: go get a-boord,Their sacred wills be done! Go, get aboard; WT III.iii.7
Looke to thy barke, Ile not be long beforeLook to thy bark. I'll not be long beforebark, barque (n.)
old form: barke
ship, vessel
WT III.iii.8
I call vpon thee.I call upon thee. WT III.iii.9.1
Mar. MARINER 
Make your best haste, and go notMake your best haste, and go not WT III.iii.9.2
Too-farre i'th Land: 'tis like to be lowd weather,Too far i'th' land: 'tis like to be loud weather.like (adv.)likely, probable / probablyWT III.iii.10
loud (adj.)
old form: lowd
windy, stormy, blustery
Besides this place is famous for the CreaturesBesides, this place is famous for the creatures WT III.iii.11
Of prey, that keepe vpon't.Of prey that keep upon't.keep (v.)
old form: keepe
lodge, live, dwell
WT III.iii.12.1
Antig. ANTIGONUS 
Go thou away,Go thou away: WT III.iii.12.2
Ile follow instantly.I'll follow instantly. WT III.iii.13.1
Mar. MARINER 
I am glad at heartI am glad at heart WT III.iii.13.2
To be so ridde o'th businesse. To be so rid o'th' business. WT III.iii.14.1
ExitExit WT III.iii.14
Ant. ANTIGONUS 
Come, poore babe;Come, poor babe. WT III.iii.14.2
I haue heard (but not beleeu'd) the Spirits o'th' deadI have heard, but not believed, the spirits o'th' dead WT III.iii.15
May walke againe: if such thing be, thy MotherMay walk again: if such thing be, thy mother WT III.iii.16
Appear'd to me last night: for ne're was dreameAppeared to me last night; for ne'er was dream WT III.iii.17
So like a waking. To me comes a creature,So like a waking. To me comes a creature, WT III.iii.18
Sometimes her head on one side, some another,Sometimes her head on one side, some another: WT III.iii.19
I neuer saw a vessell of like sorrowI never saw a vessel of like sorrow,like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equalWT III.iii.20
vessel (n.)
old form: vessell
body, frame
So fill'd, and so becomming: in pure white RobesSo filled and so becoming. In pure white robes, WT III.iii.21
Like very sanctity she did approachLike very sanctity, she did approach WT III.iii.22
My Cabine where I lay: thrice bow'd before me,My cabin where I lay; thrice bowed before me, WT III.iii.23
And (gasping to begin some speech) her eyesAnd, gasping to begin some speech, her eyes WT III.iii.24
Became two spouts; the furie spent, anonBecame two spouts; the fury spent, anon WT III.iii.25
Did this breake from her. Good Antigonus,Did this break from her: ‘ Good Antigonus,anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyWT III.iii.26
Since Fate (against thy better disposition)Since fate, against thy better disposition, WT III.iii.27
Hath made thy person for the Thrower-outHath made thy person for the thrower-out WT III.iii.28
Of my poore babe, according to thine oath,Of my poor babe, according to thy oath, WT III.iii.29
Places remote enough are in Bohemia,Places remote enough are in Bohemia: WT III.iii.30
There weepe, and leaue it crying: and for the babeThere weep, and leave it crying; and for the babe WT III.iii.31
Is counted lost for euer, PerditaIs counted lost for ever, Perdita WT III.iii.32
I prethee call't: For this vngentle businesseI prithee call't. For this ungentle business,ungentle (adj.)
old form: vngentle
harsh, violent, cruel
WT III.iii.33
Put on thee, by my Lord, thou ne're shalt seePut on thee by my lord, thou ne'er shalt see WT III.iii.34
Thy Wife Paulina more: and so, with shriekesThy wife Paulina more.’ And so, with shrieks, WT III.iii.35
She melted into Ayre. Affrighted much,She melted into air. Affrighted much,affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scareWT III.iii.36
I did in time collect my selfe, and thoughtI did in time collect myself, and thought WT III.iii.37
This was so, and no slumber: Dreames, are toyes,This was so, and no slumber. Dreams are toys:toy (n.)
old form: toyes
piece of nonsense, foolish affair
WT III.iii.38
Yet for this once, yea superstitiously,Yet for this once, yea superstitiously,superstitiously (adv.)paying special attention; or: with irrational beliefWT III.iii.39
I will be squar'd by this. I do beleeueI will be squared by this. I do believesquare (v.)
old form: squar'd
rule, direct, influence
WT III.iii.40
Hermione hath suffer'd death, and thatHermione hath suffered death, and that WT III.iii.41
Apollo would (this being indeede the issueApollo would, this being indeed the issueissue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantWT III.iii.42
Of King Polixenes) it should heere be laideOf King Polixenes, it should here be laid, WT III.iii.43
(Either for life, or death) vpon the earthEither for life or death, upon the earth WT III.iii.44
Of it's right Father. Blossome, speed thee well,Of its right father. Blossom, speed thee well! WT III.iii.45
He lays down the child, and a scrollcharacter (n.)
old form: charracter
personality sketch, personal description
WT III.iii.46.1
There lye, and there thy charracter: There lie, and there thy character; WT III.iii.46.1
(he lays down a box) WT III.iii.46.2
there these,there these; WT III.iii.46.2
Which may if Fortune please, both breed thee (pretty)Which may, if fortune please, both breed thee, pretty,breed (v.), past form bredraise, bring up, supportWT III.iii.47
And still rest thine. The storme beginnes, poore wretch,And still rest thine. The storm begins. Poor wretch,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyWT III.iii.48
That for thy mothers fault, art thus expos'dThat for thy mother's fault art thus exposed WT III.iii.49
To losse, and what may follow. Weepe I cannot,To loss and what may follow! Weep I cannot, WT III.iii.50
But my heart bleedes: and most accurst am IBut my heart bleeds; and most accursed am I WT III.iii.51
To be by oath enioyn'd to this. Farewell,To be by oath enjoined to this. Farewell! WT III.iii.52
The day frownes more and more: thou'rt like to haueThe day frowns more and more. Thou'rt like to have WT III.iii.53
A lullabie too rough: I neuer sawA lullaby too rough: I never saw WT III.iii.54
The heauens so dim, by day. A sauage clamor?The heavens so dim by day. – A savage clamour!savage (adj.)
old form: sauage
fierce, ferocious, wild
WT III.iii.55
Well may I get a-boord: This is the Chace,Well may I get aboard! This is the chase.chase (n.)
old form: Chace
prey, game, victim, quarry
WT III.iii.56
I am gone for euer. I am gone for ever! WT III.iii.57
Exit pursued by a Beare.Exit, pursued by a bear WT III.iii.57
Enter an old Shepherd WT III.iii.58
Shep. SHEPHERD 
I would there were no age betweene ten andI would there were no age between ten and WT III.iii.58
three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the WT III.iii.59
rest: for there is nothing (in the betweene) but getting rest: for there is nothing in the between but gettingbetween (n.)
old form: betweene
interim, interval, meantime
WT III.iii.60
wenches with childe, wronging the Auncientry, stealing,wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing,ancientry (n.)
old form: Auncientry
old people, elderly
WT III.iii.61
wench (n.)girl, lass
fighting, hearke you now: would any but these boylde-fighting. Hark you now: would any but these boiledboiled-brain (n.)
old form: boylde-braines
hothead, maniac, headstrong fellow
WT III.iii.62
braines of nineteene, and two and twenty hunt this brains of nineteen and two-and-twenty hunt this WT III.iii.63
weather? They haue scarr'd away two of my best Sheepe,weather? They have scared away two of my best sheep, WT III.iii.64
which I feare the Wolfe will sooner finde then the Maister; if which I fear the wolf will sooner find than the master. If WT III.iii.65
any where I haue them, 'tis by the sea-side, brouzing of anywhere I have them, 'tis by the seaside, browsing of WT III.iii.66
Iuy. Good-lucke (and't be thy will) ivy. Good luck, an't be thy will! WT III.iii.67
He sees the childbarn, barne (n.)child, babyWT III.iii.68
what haue we heere? Mercy on's, a Barne? A very pretty What have we here? Mercy on's, a barne! A very pretty WT III.iii.68
barne; A boy, or a Childe I wonder? (A pretty one, a verie barne! A boy or a child, I wonder? A pretty one, a verychild (n.)
old form: Childe
baby girl
WT III.iii.69
prettie one) sure some Scape; Though I am not bookish, pretty one. Sure, some scape. Though I am not bookish,scape, 'scape (n.)escapade, fling, sexual wrongdoingWT III.iii.70
yet I can reade Waiting-Gentlewoman in the scape: this yet I can read waiting gentlewoman in the scape: thisgentlewoman (n.)woman of good breeding, well-born ladyWT III.iii.71
has beene some staire-worke, some Trunke-worke, somehas been some stair-work, some trunk-work, some WT III.iii.72
behinde-doore worke: they were warmer that got this, then behind-door-work. They were warmer that got this thanget (v.)beget, conceive, breedWT III.iii.73
the poore Thing is heere. Ile take it vp for pity, yet Ile the poor thing is here. I'll take it up for pity – yet I'll WT III.iii.74
tarry till my sonne come: he hallow'd but euen now.tarry till my son come: he hallowed but even now.tarry (v.)stay, remain, lingerWT III.iii.75
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.)
old form: hallow'd
shout, yell, cry out
Whoa-ho-hoa.Whoa-ho-hoa! WT III.iii.76
Enter Clowne.Enter Clownclown (n.)
old form: Clowne
yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
WT III.iii.77
Clo. CLOWN 
Hilloa, loa.Hilloa, loa! WT III.iii.77
Shep. SHEPHERD 
What? art so neere? If thou'lt see a thing toWhat! Art so near? If thou'lt see a thing to WT III.iii.78
talke on, when thou art dead and rotten, come hither:talk on when thou art dead and rotten, come hither. WT III.iii.79
what ayl'st thou, man?What ail'st thou, man? WT III.iii.80
Clo. CLOWN 
I haue seene two such sights, by Sea & by Land:I have seen two such sights, by sea and by land! WT III.iii.81
but I am not to say it is a Sea, for it is now the skie, But I am not to say it is a sea, for it is now the sky: WT III.iii.82
betwixt the Firmament and it, you cannot thrust a bodkinsbetwixt the firmament and it you cannot thrust a bodkin'sbodkin (n.)small sharply pointed implement for piercingWT III.iii.83
point.point. WT III.iii.84
Shep. SHEPHERD 
Why boy, how is it?Why, boy, how is it? WT III.iii.85
Clo. CLOWN 
I would you did but see how it chafes, how it I would you did but see how it chafes, how itchafe (v.)fret, rage, seetheWT III.iii.86
rages, how it takes vp the shore, but that's not to the rages, how it takes up the shore – but that's not to thetake up (v.)
old form: vp
occupy, fill up
WT III.iii.87
point: Oh, the most pitteous cry of the poore soules, sometimespoint. O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls! Sometimes WT III.iii.88
to see 'em, and not to see 'em: Now the Shippe boaringto see 'em, and not to see 'em: now the ship boring WT III.iii.89
the Moone with her maine Mast, and anon swallowed with the moon with her mainmast, and anon swallowed withanon (adv.)[after ‘now’] at another time, presentlyWT III.iii.90
yest and froth, as you'ld thrust a Corke into a hogs-head. yeast and froth, as you'd thrust a cork into a hogshead.yeast (n.)
old form: yest
foam, froth, spume
WT III.iii.91
hogshead (n.)large cask, barrel [of wine]
And then for the Land-seruice, to see how the Beare tore And then for the land-service: to see how the bear toreland-service (n.)
old form: Land-seruice
military service done on land
WT III.iii.92
out his shoulder-bone, how he cride to mee for helpe, and out his shoulder bone, how he cried to me for help, and WT III.iii.93
said his name was Antigonus, a Nobleman: But to makesaid his name was Antigonus, a nobleman. But to make WT III.iii.94
an end of the Ship, to see how the Sea flap-dragon'd it: an end of the ship: to see how the sea flap-dragoned it;flap-dragon (v.)
old form: flap-dragon'd
swallow like a flap-dragon
WT III.iii.95
but first, how the poore soules roared, and the sea mock'd but first, how the poor souls roared, and the sea mocked WT III.iii.96
them: and how the poore Gentleman roared, and the Beare them; and how the poor gentleman roared, and the bear WT III.iii.97
mock'd him, both roaring lowder then the sea, or weather.mocked him, both roaring louder than the sea or weather. WT III.iii.98
Shep. SHEPHERD 
Name of mercy, when was this boy?Name of mercy, when was this, boy? WT III.iii.99
Clo. CLOWN 
Now, now: I haue not wink'd since I saw theseNow, now! I have not winked since I saw thesewink (v.)
old form: wink'd
shut one's eyes
WT III.iii.100
sights: the men are not yet cold vnder water, nor thesights. The men are not yet cold under water, nor the WT III.iii.101
Beare halfe din'd on the Gentleman: he's at it now.bear half dined on the gentleman; he's at it now. WT III.iii.102
Shep. SHEPHERD 
Would I had bin by, to haue help'd the oldeWould I had been by, to have helped the old WT III.iii.103
man.man! WT III.iii.104
Clo. CLOWN 
I would you had beene by the ship side, to haueI would you had been by the ship side, to have WT III.iii.105
help'd her; there your charity would haue lack'd helped her: there your charity would have lacked WT III.iii.106
footing.footing.footing (n.)support, surface, foundation, footholdWT III.iii.107
Shep. SHEPHERD 
Heauy matters, heauy matters: but looke theeHeavy matters, heavy matters! But look theeheavy (adj.)
old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
WT III.iii.108
heere boy. Now blesse thy selfe: thou met'st with thingshere, boy. Now bless thyself: thou met'st with things WT III.iii.109
dying, I with things new borne. Here's a sight for thee:dying, I with things new-born. Here's a sight for thee: WT III.iii.110
Looke thee, a bearing-cloath for a Squires childe: looke thee look thee, a bearing-cloth for a squire's child! Look theebearing-cloth (n.)
old form: bearing-cloath
christening-garment, baptismal shawl
WT III.iii.111
heere, here! WT III.iii.112
He points to the box WT III.iii.113
take vp, take vp (Boy:) open't: so, let's see, it was told Take up, take up, boy; open it. So, let's see. It was told WT III.iii.113
me I should be rich by the Fairies. This is some Changeling: me I should be rich by the fairies. This is some changeling.changeling (n./adj.)child taken by fairies, stolen childWT III.iii.114
open't: what's within, boy?Open't. What's within, boy? WT III.iii.115
Clo. CLOWN  
(opening the box) WT III.iii.116
You're a mad olde man: If the You're a made old man. If the WT III.iii.116
sinnes of your youth are forgiuen you, you're well to liue. sins of your youth are forgiven you, you're well to live.well to live (adj.)
old form: liue
well-to-do, well-off, prosperous
WT III.iii.117
Golde, all Gold.Gold! All gold! WT III.iii.118
Shep. SHEPHERD 
This is Faiery Gold boy, and 'twill proue so: vpThis is fairy gold, boy, and 'twill prove so. Up WT III.iii.119
with't, keepe it close: home, home, the next way. We are with't, keep it close. Home, home, the next way! We areclose (adj.)secret, concealed, hiddenWT III.iii.120
next (adj.)nearest, shortest, most direct
luckie (boy) and to bee so still requires nothing butlucky, boy, and to be so still requires nothing butstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyWT III.iii.121
secrecie. Let my sheepe go: Come (good boy) the nextsecrecy. Let my sheep go! Come, good boy, the next WT III.iii.122
way home.way home. WT III.iii.123
Clo. CLOWN 
Go you the next way with your Findings, Ile goGo you the next way with your findings. I'll go WT III.iii.124
see if the Beare bee gone from the Gentleman, and howsee if the bear be gone from the gentleman, and how WT III.iii.125
much he hath eaten: they are neuer curst but when much he hath eaten. They are never curst but whencurst (adj.)angry, furious, fierceWT III.iii.126
they are hungry: if there be any of him left, Ile bury it.they are hungry. If there be any of him left, I'll bury it. WT III.iii.127
Shep. SHEPHERD 
That's a good deed: if thou mayest discerne byThat's a good deed. If thou mayest discern by WT III.iii.128
that which is left of him, what he is, fetch me to th' sightthat which is left of him what he is, fetch me to th' sight WT III.iii.129
of him.of him. WT III.iii.130
Clowne. CLOWN 
'Marry will I: and you shall helpe to put himMarry will I; and you shall help to put himmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryWT III.iii.131
i'th' ground.i'th' ground. WT III.iii.132
Shep. SHEPHERD 
'Tis a lucky day, boy, and wee'l do good deeds'Tis a lucky day, boy, and we'll do good deeds WT III.iii.133
on't. on't. WT III.iii.134
ExeuntExeunt WT III.iii.134
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