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Enter Philario, Iachimo: a Frenchman, a Dutchman, Enter Philario, Iachimo, a Frenchman, a Dutchman, Cym I.v.1.1
and a Spaniard.and a Spaniard Cym I.v.1.2
Iach. IACHIMO 
Beleeue it Sir, I haue seene him in Britaine; hee was thenBelieve it sir, I have seen him in Britain: he was then Cym I.v.1
of a Cressent note, expected to proue so woorthy, as of a crescent note, expected to prove so worthy asnote (n.)attention, notice, regardCym I.v.2
crescent (adj.)
old form: Cressent
growing, developing, increasing
since he hath beene allowed the name of. But I couldsince he hath been allowed the name of. But I could Cym I.v.3
then haue look'd on him, without the help of Admiration,then have looked on him without the help of admiration,admiration (n.)amazement, astonishment, wonderCym I.v.4
though the Catalogue of his endowments hadthough the catalogue of his endowments had Cym I.v.5
bin tabled by his side, and I to peruse him by Items.been tabled by his side and I to peruse him by items.item (n.)entry, detail, pointCym I.v.6
table (v.)tabulate, list, itemize
Phil. PHILARIO 
You speake of him when he was lesse furnish'd, thenYou speak of him when he was less furnished thanfurnish (v.)
old form: furnish'd
endow, equip, have qualities
Cym I.v.7
now hee is, with that which makes him both without,now he is with that which makes him both withoutwithout (adv.)externally, on the outsideCym I.v.8
and within.and within. Cym I.v.9
French. FRENCHMAN 
I haue seene him in France: wee had very manyI have seen him in France: we had very many Cym I.v.10
there, could behold the Sunne, with as firme eyes as hee.there could behold the sun with as firm eyes as he. Cym I.v.11
Iach. IACHIMO 
This matter of marrying his Kings Daughter, whereinThis matter of marrying his king's daughter, wherein Cym I.v.12
he must be weighed rather by her valew, then hishe must be weighed rather by her value than hisvalue (n.)
old form: valew
worth, estimation, valuation
Cym I.v.13
owne, words him (I doubt not) a great deale from theown, words him – I doubt not – a great deal from theword (v.)represent in words, give a reputationCym I.v.14
matter.matter. Cym I.v.15
French. FRENCHMAN 
And then his banishment.And then his banishment. Cym I.v.16
Iach. IACHIMO 
I, and the approbation of those that weepe thisAy, and the approbation of those that weep thisapprobation (n.)expression of approval, pleasurable confirmation, ready sanctioningCym I.v.17
lamentable diuorce vnder her colours, are wonderfullylamentable divorce under her colours are wonderfullycolours (n.)battle-flags, ensigns, standards, bannersCym I.v.18
to extend him, be it but to fortifie her iudgement,to extend him; be it but to fortify her judgement,extend (v.)exaggerate, magnify, blow upCym I.v.19
which else an easie battery might lay flat, forwhich else an easy battery might lay flat, forbattery (n.)assault, bombardment, blitzCym I.v.20
taking a Begger without lesse quality. But how comestaking a beggar without less quality. But how comesquality (n.)rank, standing, positionCym I.v.21
it, he is to soiourne with you? How creepesit he is to sojourn with you? How creepssojourn (v.)
old form: soiourne
pause, reside, stay for a while
Cym I.v.22
creep (v.)
old form: creepes
steal into, worm one's way into
acquaintance?acquaintance? Cym I.v.23
Phil. PHILARIO 
His Father and I were Souldiers together, to whom IHis father and I were soldiers together, to whom I Cym I.v.24
haue bin often bound for no lesse then my life.have been often bound for no less than my life. –  Cym I.v.25
Heere comes the Britaine. Let him be so entertainedHere comes the Briton. Let him be so entertained Cym I.v.26
among'st you, as suites with Gentlemen of your knowing,amongst you as suits, with gentlemen of your knowing,knowing (n.)knowledge of the world, experience, savoir-faireCym I.v.27
to a Stranger of his quality.to a stranger of his quality.quality (n.)rank, standing, positionCym I.v.28
Enter Posthumus.Enter Posthumus Cym I.v.29
I beseech you all be better knowne to this Gentleman,I beseech you all be better known to this gentleman, Cym I.v.29
whom I commend to you, as a Noble Friend of mine.whom I commend to you as a noble friend of mine.commend (v.)present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]Cym I.v.30
How Worthy he is, I will leaue to appeare hereafter,How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, Cym I.v.31
rather then story him in his owne hearing.rather than story him in his own hearing.story (v.)give an account of, portrayCym I.v.32
French. FRENCHMAN 
Sir, we haue knowne togither in Orleance.Sir, we have known together in Orleans.know (v.)
old form: knowne
be acquainted, meet before
Cym I.v.33
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Since when, I haue bin debtor to you for courtesies,Since when I have been debtor to you for courtesies Cym I.v.34
which I will be euer to pay, and yet pay still.which I will be ever to pay, and yet pay still.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyCym I.v.35
French. FRENCHMAN 
Sir, you o're-rate my poore kindnesse, I was glad ISir, you o'er-rate my poor kindness: I was glad I Cym I.v.36
did attone my Countryman and you: it had beene pittydid atone my countryman and you: it had been pityatone (v.)
old form: attone
unite, join, reconcile
Cym I.v.37
you should haue beene put together, with so mortall ayou should have been put together, with so mortal aput together (v.)set against each other, oppose in combatCym I.v.38
purpose, as then each bore, vpon importance of sopurpose as then each bore, upon importance of soimportance (n.)import, subject-matterCym I.v.39
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
slight and triuiall a nature.slight and trivial a nature. Cym I.v.40
Post. POSTHUMUS 
By your pardon Sir, I was then a young Traueller,By your pardon, sir, I was then a young traveller,young (adj.)immature, inexperienced, rawCym I.v.41
rather shun'd to go euen with what I heard, then inrather shunned to go even with what I heard than inshun (v.)
old form: shun'd
refuse, avoid, refrain from
Cym I.v.42
go even
old form: euen
agree, give assent [to]
my euery action to be guided by others experiences:my every action to be guided by others' experiences: Cym I.v.43
but vpon my mended iudgement (if I offend to but upon my mended judgement – if I offend not tomended (adj.)improved, made betterCym I.v.44
say it is mended) my Quarrell was not altogether say it is mended – my quarrel was not altogether Cym I.v.45
slight.slight. Cym I.v.46
French. FRENCHMAN 
Faith yes, to be put to the arbiterment of Swords,Faith yes, to be put to the arbitrement of swords,arbitrament, arbitrement (n.)
old form: arbiterment
deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
Cym I.v.47
and by such two, that would by all likelyhood haueand by such two, that would by all likelihood have Cym I.v.48
confounded one the other, or haue falne both.confounded one the other, or have fallen both.confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruinCym I.v.49
Iach. IACHIMO 
Can we with manners, aske what was the difference?Can we with manners ask what was the difference?difference (n.)cause of argument, nature of disagreementCym I.v.50
French. FRENCHMAN 
Safely, I thinke, 'twas a contention in publicke,Safely, I think: 'twas a contention in public,contention (n.)quarrel, dispute, strifeCym I.v.51
which may (without contradiction) suffer the report.which may – without contradiction – suffer the report.suffer (v.)bear, endure, standCym I.v.52
It was much like an argument that fell out last night,It was much like an argument that fell out last night, Cym I.v.53
where each of vs fell in praise of our Country-Mistresses.where each of us fell in praise of our country mistresses; Cym I.v.54
This Gentleman, at that time vouching (andthis gentleman at that time vouching – and Cym I.v.55
vpon warrant of bloody affirmation) his to be moreupon warrant of bloody affirmation – his to be morewarrant (n.)assurance, pledge, guaranteeCym I.v.56
Faire, Vertuous, Wise, Chaste, Constant, Qualified, andfair, virtuous, wise, chaste, constant, qualified andqualified (adj.)endowed with good qualities, accomplishedCym I.v.57
constant (adj.)faithful, steadfast, true
lesse attemptible then any, the rarest of our Ladies inless attemptable than any the rarest of our ladies inrare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellentCym I.v.58
attemptable (adj.)
old form: attemptible
capable of being seduced
Fraunce.France. Cym I.v.59
Iach. IACHIMO 
That Lady is not now liuing; or this GentlemansThat lady is not now living; or this gentleman's Cym I.v.60
opinion by this, worne out.opinion, by this, worn out. Cym I.v.61
Post. POSTHUMUS 
She holds her Vertue still, and I my mind.She holds her virtue still, and I my mind.still (adv.)ever, now [as before]Cym I.v.62
Iach. IACHIMO 
You must not so farre preferre her, 'fore ours of Italy.You must not so far prefer her 'fore ours of Italy.prefer (v.)
old form: preferre
promote, advance, recommend
Cym I.v.63
Posth. POSTHUMUS 
Being so farre prouok'd as I was in France: I wouldBeing so far provoked as I was in France, I would Cym I.v.64
abate her nothing, though I professe my selfe herabate her nothing, though I profess myself herabate (v.)lessen, lower, diminishCym I.v.65
Adorer, not her Friend.adorer, not her friend.friend (n.)lover, sweetheart, suitorCym I.v.66
Iach. IACHIMO 
As faire, and as good: a kind of hand in handAs fair, and as good – a kind of hand-in-handhand-in-hand (adj.)
old form: hand in hand
claiming equality, equally balanced
Cym I.v.67
comparison, had beene something too faire, and too goodcomparison – had been something too fair, and too goodsomething (adv.)somewhat, ratherCym I.v.68
for any Lady in Britanie; if she went before others. Ifor any lady in Britany. If she went before others IBritany (n.)early form of the name BritainCym I.v.69
haue seene as that Diamond of yours out-lusters manyhave seen, as that diamond of yours outlustres many Cym I.v.70
I haue beheld, I could not beleeue she excelled many:I have beheld, I could not believe she excelled many: Cym I.v.71
but I haue not seene the most pretious Diamond thatbut I have not seen the most precious diamond that Cym I.v.72
is, nor you the Lady.is, nor you the lady. Cym I.v.73
Post. POSTHUMUS 
I prais'd her, as I rated her: so do I my Stone.I praised her as I rated her: so do I my stone. Cym I.v.74
Iach. IACHIMO 
What do you esteeme it at?What do you esteem it at? Cym I.v.75
Post. POSTHUMUS 
More then the world enioyes.More than the world enjoys.enjoy (v.)
old form: enioyes
possess, have, own
Cym I.v.76
Iach. IACHIMO 
Either your vnparagon'd Mistirs is dead, or she'sEither your unparagoned mistress is dead, or she'sunparagoned (adj.)
old form: vnparagon'd
unsurpassable, matchless, not able to be excelled
Cym I.v.77
out-priz'd by a trifle.outprized by a trifle. Cym I.v.78
Post. POSTHUMUS 
You are mistaken: the one may be solde or giuen, orYou are mistaken: the one may be sold or given, or Cym I.v.79
if there were wealth enough for the purchases, orif there were wealth enough for the purchase, or Cym I.v.80
merite for the guift. The other is not a thing for sale,merit for the gift. The other is not a thing for sale, Cym I.v.81
and onely the guift of the Gods.and only the gift of the gods. Cym I.v.82
Iach. IACHIMO 
Which the Gods haue giuen you?Which the gods have given you? Cym I.v.83
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Which by their Graces I will keepe.Which by their graces I will keep. Cym I.v.84
Iach. IACHIMO 
You may weare her in title yours: but you know You may wear her in title yours: but you knowwear (v.)
old form: weare
possess, enjoy, have
Cym I.v.85
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
strange Fowle light vpon neighbouring Ponds. Yourstrange fowl light upon neighbouring ponds. Your Cym I.v.86
Ring may be stolne too, so your brace of vnprizeablering may be stolen too: so your brace of unprizableunprizable (adj.)
old form: vnprizeable
inestimable, beyond price
Cym I.v.87
brace (n.)group of two, couple, pair
Estimations, the one is but fraile, and the other Casuall;.estimations, the one is but frail and the other casual;estimation (n.)valued object, treasureCym I.v.88
casual (adj.)
old form: Casuall
accidental, subject to mischance
A cunning Thiefe, or a (that way) accomplish'd Courtier,a cunning thief, or a – that way – accomplished courtier, Cym I.v.89
would hazzard the winning both of first and last.would hazard the winning both of first and last. Cym I.v.90
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Your Italy, containes none so accomplish'd a CourtierYour Italy contains none so accomplished a courtier Cym I.v.91
to conuince the Honour of my Mistris: if in the holdingto convince the honour of my mistress, if in the holdingconvince (v.)
old form: conuince
defeat, overcome, overpower
Cym I.v.92
or losse of that, you terme her fraile, I do nothingor loss of that, you term her frail: I do nothing Cym I.v.93
doubt you haue store of Theeues, notwithstanding Idoubt you have store of thieves; notwithstanding, Istore (n.)abundance, plenty, surplus, quantityCym I.v.94
feare not my Ring.fear not my ring. Cym I.v.95
Phil. PHILARIO 
Let vs leaue heere, Gentlemen?Let us leave here, gentlemen.leave (v.)
old form: leaue
cease, stop, give up
Cym I.v.96
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Sir, with all my heart. This worthy Signior I thankeSir, with all my heart. This worthy signior, I thank Cym I.v.97
him, makes no stranger of me, we are familiar athim, makes no stranger of me; we are familiar atfirst, atat once, immediately, from the startCym I.v.98
first.first. Cym I.v.99
Iach. IACHIMO 
With fiue times so much conuersation, I should getWith five times so much conversation, I should getconversation (n.)
old form: conuersation
social interaction, society, dealings
Cym I.v.100
ground of your faire Mistris; make her go backe,ground of your fair mistress; make her go back,ground (n.)advantage, upper hand, edgeCym I.v.101
euen to the yeilding, had I admittance, and opportunitieeven to the yielding, had I admittance, and opportunityyielding (n.)
old form: yeilding
consent, compliance, agreement
Cym I.v.102
to friend.to friend.friend (v.)befriend, become intimateCym I.v.103
Post. POSTHUMUS 
No, no.No, no. Cym I.v.104
Iach. IACHIMO 
I dare thereupon pawne the moytie of my Estate, toI dare thereupon pawn the moiety of my estate, tomoiety (n.)
old form: moytie
half, equal share
Cym I.v.105
your Ring, which in my opinion o're-values it something:your ring, which in my opinion o'ervalues it something:overvalue (v.)
old form: o're-values
exceed in value
Cym I.v.106
but I make my wager rather against yourbut I make my wager rather against your Cym I.v.107
Confidence, then her Reputation. And to barre yourconfidence than her reputation. And to bar yourbar (v.)
old form: barre
prevent, obstruct, block
Cym I.v.108
offence heerein to, I durst attempt it against anyoffence herein too, I durst attempt it against anyattempt (v.)endeavour, venture, strive [for]Cym I.v.109
Lady in the world.lady in the world. Cym I.v.110
Post. POSTHUMUS 
You are a great deale abus'd in too bold a perswasion,You are a great deal abused in too bold a persuasion,persuasion (n.)
old form: perswasion
conviction, principle, opinion
Cym I.v.111
abuse (v.)
old form: abus'd
deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
and I doubt not you sustaine what y'areand I doubt not you sustain what you'resustain (v.)
old form: sustaine
receive, undergo, experience
Cym I.v.112
worthy of, by your Attempt.worthy of by your attempt. Cym I.v.113
Iach. IACHIMO 
What's that?What's that? Cym I.v.114
Posth. POSTHUMUS 
A Repulse though your Attempt (as you call it)A repulse: though your attempt – as you call it –  Cym I.v.115
deserue more; a punishment too.deserve more; a punishment too. Cym I.v.116
Phi. PHILARIO 
Gentlemen enough of this, it came in too sodainely,Gentlemen, enough of this, it came in too suddenly; Cym I.v.117
let it dye as it was borne, and I pray you be betterlet it die as it was born, and I pray you be better Cym I.v.118
acquainted.acquainted. Cym I.v.119
Iach. IACHIMO 
Would I had put my Estate, and my Neighbors onWould I had put my estate and my neighbour's on Cym I.v.120
th'approbation of what I haue spoke.th' approbation of what I have spoke!approbation (n.)proof, confirmation, attestationCym I.v.121
Post. POSTHUMUS 
What Lady would you chuse to assaile?What lady would you choose to assail? Cym I.v.122
Iach. IACHIMO 
Yours, whom in constancie you thinke stands so safe.Yours, whom in constancy you think stands so safe. Cym I.v.123
I will lay you ten thousands Duckets to your Ring, thatI will lay you ten thousand ducats to your ring, that,lay (v.)wager, stake, betCym I.v.124
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
commend me to the Court where your Lady is, withcommend me to the court where your lady is, withcommend (v.)present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]Cym I.v.125
no more aduantage then the opportunitie of ano more advantage than the opportunity of a Cym I.v.126
second conference, and I will bring from thence, thatsecond conference, and I will bring from thence Cym I.v.127
Honor of hers, which you imagine so reseru'd.that honour of hers, which you imagine so reserved. Cym I.v.128
Posthmus. POSTHUMUS 
I will wage against your Gold, Gold toI will wage against your gold, gold to it: my ring Iwage (v.)stake, hazardCym I.v.129
it: My Ring I holde deere as my finger, 'tis part of it.hold dear as my finger, 'tis part of it. Cym I.v.130
Iach. IACHIMO 
You are a Friend, and there in the wiser: if you buyYou are a friend, and therein the wiser. If you buy Cym I.v.131
Ladies flesh at a Million a Dram, you cannot preseureladies' flesh at a million a dram, you cannot preservedram (n.)tiny amount, small quantityCym I.v.132
it from tainting; but I see you haue some Religion init from tainting; but I see you have some religion intaint (v.)sully, infect, stainCym I.v.133
religion (n.)religious belief; or: fear, superstition
you, that you feare.you, that you fear. Cym I.v.134
Posthu. POSTHUMUS 
This is but a custome in your tongue: you beare aThis is but a custom in your tongue: you bear acustom (n.)
old form: custome
habit, usual practice, customary usage
Cym I.v.135
grauer purpose I hope.graver purpose I hope.purpose (n.)intention, aim, planCym I.v.136
Iach. IACHIMO 
I am the Master of my speeches, and would vnder-goI am the master of my speeches, and would undergoundergo (v.)
old form: vnder-go
undertake, carry out, perform
Cym I.v.137
what's spoken, I sweare.what's spoken, I swear. Cym I.v.138
Posthu. POSTHUMUS 
Will you? I shall but lend my Diamond till yourWill you? I shall but lend my diamond till your Cym I.v.139
returne: let there be Couenants drawne between's.return: let there be covenants drawn between's.covenant (n.)
old form: Couenants
contract, legal agreement, compact
Cym I.v.140
My Mistris exceedes in goodnesse, the hugenesse ofMy mistress exceeds in goodness the hugeness of Cym I.v.141
your vnworthy thinking. I dare you to this match:your unworthy thinking. I dare you to this match: Cym I.v.142
heere's my Ring.here's my ring. Cym I.v.143
Phil. PHILARIO 
I will haue it no lay.I will have it no lay.lay (n.)wager, stake, betCym I.v.144
Iach. IACHIMO 
By the Gods it is one: if I bring you no sufficientBy the gods, it is one. If I bring you no sufficient Cym I.v.145
testimony that I haue enioy'd the deerest bodilytestimony that I have enjoyed the dearest bodily Cym I.v.146
part of your Mistris: my ten thousand Duckets arepart of your mistress, my ten thousand ducats are Cym I.v.147
yours, so is your Diamond too: if I come off, andyours, so is your diamond too: if I come off, andcome off (v.)come away, leaveCym I.v.148
leaue her in such honour as you haue trust in; Sheeleave her in such honour as you have trust in, she Cym I.v.149
your Iewell, this your Iewell, and my Gold are yours:your jewel, this your jewel, and my gold are yours: Cym I.v.150
prouided, I haue your commendation, for my moreprovided I have your commendation for my morecommendation (n.)introduction, approval, endorsementCym I.v.151
free entertainment.free entertainment.entertainment (n.)pleasant reception, favourable welcomeCym I.v.152
free (adj.)liberal, lavish, generous
Post. POSTHUMUS 
I embrace these Conditions, let vs haue Articles betwixtI embrace these conditions, let us have articles betwixtarticle (n.)clause, term, provisionCym I.v.153
vs: onely thus farre you shall answere, if youus. Only, thus far you shall answer: if you Cym I.v.154
make your voyage vpon her, and giue me directlymake your voyage upon her, and give me directlydirectly (adv.)plainly, clearly, evidentlyCym I.v.155
to vnderstand, you haue preuayl'd, I am no furtherto understand you have prevailed, I am no further Cym I.v.156
your Enemy, shee is not worth our debate. If sheeyour enemy; she is not worth our debate. If she Cym I.v.157
remaine vnseduc'd, you not making it appeare otherwise:remain unseduced, you not making it appear otherwise, Cym I.v.158
for your ill opinion, and th'assault you hauefor your ill opinion, and th' assault you haveill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableCym I.v.159
made to her chastity, you shall answer me with yourmade to her chastity, you shall answer me with youranswer (v.)satisfy, discharge, requiteCym I.v.160
Sword.sword. Cym I.v.161
Iach. IACHIMO 
Your hand, a Couenant: wee will haue these things Your hand, a covenant: we will have these thingscovenant (n.)
old form: Couenant
contract, legal agreement, compact
Cym I.v.162
set downe by lawfull Counsell, and straight away forset down by lawful counsel, and straight away for Cym I.v.163
Britaine, least the Bargaine should catch colde, andBritain, lest the bargain should catch cold and Cym I.v.164
sterue: I will fetch my Gold, and haue our twostarve. I will fetch my gold, and have our twostarve (v.)
old form: sterue
die, perish
Cym I.v.165
Wagers recorded.wagers recorded. Cym I.v.166
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Agreed.Agreed. Cym I.v.167
Exeunt Posthumus and Iachimo Cym I.v.167
French. FRENCHMAN 
Will this hold, thinke you.Will this hold, think you? Cym I.v.168
Phil. PHILARIO 
Signior Iachimo will not from it. / Pray let vs followSignior Iachimo will not from it. Pray, let us follow Cym I.v.169
'em. 'em. Cym I.v.170
ExeuntExeunt Cym I.v.170
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