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Enter Imogen, in her Bed, and a Lady.Innogen in her bed, and a Lady Cym II.ii.1
Imo. INNOGEN 
Who's there? My woman: Helene?Who's there? My woman Helen? Cym II.ii.1.1
La. LADY 
Please you Madam.Please you, madam. Cym II.ii.1.2
Imo. INNOGEN 
What houre is it?What hour is it? Cym II.ii.2.1
Lady. LADY 
Almost midnight, Madam.Almost midnight, madam. Cym II.ii.2.2
Imo. INNOGEN 
I haue read three houres then: / Mine eyes are weake,I have read three hours then: mine eyes are weak, Cym II.ii.3
Fold downe the leafe where I haue left: to bed.Fold down the leaf where I have left: to bed. Cym II.ii.4
Take not away the Taper, leaue it burning:Take not away the taper, leave it burning:taper (n.)candleCym II.ii.5
And if thou canst awake by foure o'th'clock,And if thou canst awake by four o'th' clock, Cym II.ii.6
I prythee call me: Sleepe hath ceiz'd me wholly.I prithee call me. Sleep hath seized me wholly. Cym II.ii.7
Exit Lady Cym II.ii.7
To your protection I commend me, Gods,To your protection I commend me, gods,commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand overCym II.ii.8
From Fayries, and the Tempters of the night,From fairies and the tempters of the night,fairy (n.)
old form: Fayries
malignant spirit [as well as its modern sense]
Cym II.ii.9
Guard me beseech yee.Guard me, beseech ye! Cym II.ii.10
Sleepes. Iachimo from the Trunke.Sleeps. Iachimo comes from the trunk Cym II.ii.11.1
Iach. IACHIMO 
The Crickets sing, and mans ore-labor'd senseThe crickets sing, and man's o'er-laboured sensesense (n.)senses, sensation, organs of senseCym II.ii.11
over-laboured (adj.)
old form: ore-labor'd
overworked, overburdened, exhausted by work
Repaires it selfe by rest: Our Tarquine thusRepairs itself by rest. Our Tarquin thusrepair (v.)
old form: Repaires
restore, renew, revive
Cym II.ii.12
TarquinTarquinius Superbus, seventh king of Rome, 6th-c BC
Did softly presse the Rushes, ere he waken'dDid softly press the rushes, ere he wakenedrush (n.)reedCym II.ii.13
The Chastitie he wounded. Cytherea,The chastity he wounded. Cytherea,Cytherea (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and loveCym II.ii.14
How brauely thou becom'st thy Bed; fresh Lilly,How bravely thou becom'st thy bed! Fresh lily,bravely (adv.)
old form: brauely
splendidly, worthily, excellently
Cym II.ii.15
And whiter then the Sheetes: that I might touch,And whiter than the sheets! That I might touch! Cym II.ii.16
But kisse, one kisse. Rubies vnparagon'd,But kiss, one kiss! Rubies unparagoned,rubies (n.)lips [red as rubies]Cym II.ii.17
unparagoned (adj.)
old form: vnparagon'd
unsurpassable, matchless, not able to be excelled
How deerely they doo't: 'Tis her breathing thatHow dearly they do't: 'tis her breathing thatdearly (adv.)
old form: deerely
beautifully, exquisitely, wonderfully
Cym II.ii.18
Perfumes the Chamber thus: the Flame o'th'TaperPerfumes the chamber thus: the flame o'th' tapertaper (n.)candleCym II.ii.19
Bowes toward her, and would vnder-peepe her lids.Bows toward her, and would under-peep her lids,under-peep (v.)
old form: vnder-peepe
peep from under
Cym II.ii.20
To see th'inclosed Lights, now CanopiedTo see th' enclosed lights, now canopiedlight (n.)(plural) eyesCym II.ii.21
canopy (v.)curtain, veil, cover [as if by a canopy]
Vnder these windowes, White and Azure lac'dUnder these windows, white and azure lacedwindow (n.)
old form: windowes
(plural) eyelids
Cym II.ii.22
azure, azured (adj.)coloured blue, bright blue [as of an uncloudy sky]
With Blew of Heauens owne tinct. But my designe.With blue of heaven's own tinct. But my design.tinct (n.)colour, hue, tintCym II.ii.23
design (n.)
old form: designe
scheme, plan, plot
To note the Chamber, I will write all downe,To note the chamber: I will write all down: Cym II.ii.24
Such, and such pictures: There the window, suchSuch, and such pictures: there the window, such Cym II.ii.25
Th'adornement of her Bed; the Arras, Figures,Th' adornment of her bed; the arras, figures,arras (n.)tapestry hangingCym II.ii.26
Why such, and such: and the Contents o'th'Story.Why, such, and such; and the contents o'th' story.story (n.)narrative shown in the arras tapestryCym II.ii.27
Ah, but some naturall notes about her Body,Ah, but some natural notes about her bodynote (n.)characteristic, trait, distinctive featureCym II.ii.28
natural (adj.)
old form: naturall
personal, formed by nature
Aboue ten thousand meaner MoueablesAbove ten thousand meaner moveablesmovable, moveable (n.)
old form: Moueables
(plural) personal possessions, private effects, pieces of property
Cym II.ii.29
mean (adj.)unworthy, insignificant, unimportant
Would testifie, t'enrich mine Inuentorie.Would testify, t' enrich mine inventory. Cym II.ii.30
O sleepe, thou Ape of death, lye dull vpon her,O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her,dull (adv.)heavily, deeplyCym II.ii.31
ape (n.)mimic, imitator, impersonator
And be her Sense but as a Monument,And be her sense but as a monument,monument (n.)effigy, carved figure, statueCym II.ii.32
sense (n.)feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
Thus in a Chappell lying. Come off, come off;Thus in a chapel lying. Come off, come off; Cym II.ii.33
(taking off her bracelet) Cym II.ii.34.1
As slippery as the Gordian-knot was hard.As slippery as the Gordian knot was hard.Gordian knot
old form: Gordian-knot
apparently unsolvable problem, extreme difficulty
Cym II.ii.34
'Tis mine, and this will witnesse outwardly,'Tis mine, and this will witness outwardly, Cym II.ii.35
As strongly as the Conscience do's within:As strongly as the conscience does within,conscience (n.)internal reflection, inner voice, inmost thoughtCym II.ii.36
To'th'madding of her Lord. On her left brestTo th' madding of her lord. On her left breastmadding (n.)maddening, incensing, provocationCym II.ii.37
A mole Cinque-spotted: Like the Crimson dropsA mole cinque-spotted: like the crimson dropscinque-spotted (adj.)having five spotsCym II.ii.38
I'th'bottome of a Cowslippe. Heere's a Voucher,I'th' bottom of a cowslip. Here's a voucher,voucher (n.)piece of evidence, circumstanceCym II.ii.39
Stronger then euer Law could make; this SecretStronger than ever law could make; this secret Cym II.ii.40
Will force him thinke I haue pick'd the lock, and t'aneWill force him think I have picked the lock, and ta'en Cym II.ii.41
The treasure of her Honour. No more: to what end?The treasure of her honour. No more: to what end? Cym II.ii.42
Why should I write this downe, that's riueted,Why should I write this down, that's riveted, Cym II.ii.43
Screw'd to my memorie. She hath bin reading late,Screwed to my memory? She hath been reading late, Cym II.ii.44
The Tale of Tereus, heere the leaffe's turn'd downeThe tale of Tereus, here the leaf's turned down Cym II.ii.45
Where Philomele gaue vp. I haue enough,Where Philomel gave up. I have enough:give up (v.)
old form: vp
give in, yield, succumb
Cym II.ii.46
To'th'Truncke againe, and shut the spring of it.To th' trunk again, and shut the spring of it.spring (n.)closing device, locking mechanismCym II.ii.47
Swift, swift, you Dragons of the night, that dawningSwift, swift, you dragons of the night, that dawning Cym II.ii.48
May beare the Rauens eye: I lodge in feare,May bare the raven's eye! I lodge in fear; Cym II.ii.49
Though this a heauenly Angell: hell is heere.Though this a heavenly angel, hell is here. Cym II.ii.50
Clocke strikesClock strikes Cym II.ii.50
One, two, three: time, time. One, two, three: time, time! Cym II.ii.51
Exit.Goes into the trunk. The scene closes Cym II.ii.51
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