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Enter Posthumus, and Gaoler.Enter Posthumus and two Gaolerslock (n.)
old form: lockes
shackle, hobble, fetter
Cym V.iv.1
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
You shall not now be stolne, / You haue lockes vpon you:You shall not now be stol'n, you have locks upon you: Cym V.iv.1
So graze, as you finde Pasture.So graze, as you find pasture. Cym V.iv.2.1
2. Gao. SECOND GAOLER 
I, or a stomacke.Ay, or a stomach. Cym V.iv.2.2
Exeunt Gaolersstomach (n.)
old form: stomacke
appetite, desire [for food]
Cym V.iv.2
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Most welcome bondage; for thou art a wayMost welcome bondage; for thou art a way, Cym V.iv.3
(I thinke) to liberty: yet am I betterI think to liberty: yet am I better Cym V.iv.4
Then one that's sicke o'th'Gowt, since he had ratherThan one that's sick o'th' gout, since he had rather Cym V.iv.5
Groane so in perpetuity, then be cur'dGroan so in perpetuity than be cured Cym V.iv.6
By'th'sure Physitian, Death; who is the keyBy th' sure physician, Death; who is the key Cym V.iv.7
T'vnbarre these Lockes. My Conscience, thou art fetter'dT' unbar these locks. My conscience, thou art fetteredlock (n.)
old form: Lockes
shackle, hobble, fetter
Cym V.iv.8
More then my shanks, & wrists: you good Gods giue meMore than my shanks and wrists: you good gods, give meshank (n.)legCym V.iv.9
The penitent Instrument to picke that Bolt,The penitent instrument to pick that bolt,penitent (adj.)of penance, of repentanceCym V.iv.10
bolt (n.)fetter, shackle, iron fastening
Then free for euer. Is't enough I am sorry?Then free for ever. Is't enough I am sorry? Cym V.iv.11
So Children temporall Fathers do appease;So children temporal fathers do appease; Cym V.iv.12
Gods are more full of mercy. Must I repent,Gods are more full of mercy. Must I repent, Cym V.iv.13
I cannot do it better then in Gyues,I cannot do it better than in gyves,gyve (n.)
old form: Gyues
(plural) fetters, shackles
Cym V.iv.14
Desir'd, more then constrain'd, to satisfieDesired more than constrained: to satisfy,satisfy (v.)
old form: satisfie
atone, do penance, make amends
Cym V.iv.15
If of my Freedome 'tis the maine part, takeIf of my freedom 'tis the mainport, takemainport (n.)[unclear meaning] tribute, offeringCym V.iv.16
No stricter render of me, then my All.No stricter render of me than my all.render (n.)rendering up, surrender, accountCym V.iv.17
I know you are more clement then vilde men,I know you are more clement than vile men,clement (adj.)merciful, lenient, compassionateCym V.iv.18
Who of their broken Debtors take a third,Who of their broken debtors take a third,broken (adj.)bankrupt, ruined, insolventCym V.iv.19
A sixt, a tenth, letting them thriue againeA sixth, a tenth, letting them thrive again Cym V.iv.20
On their abatement; that's not my desire.On their abatement: that's not my desire.abatement (n.)means remaining, reduced amount [of money]Cym V.iv.21
For Imogens deere life, take mine, and thoughFor Innogen's dear life take mine, and though Cym V.iv.22
'Tis not so deere, yet 'tis a life; you coyn'd it,'Tis not so dear, yet 'tis a life; you coined it:dear (adj.)
old form: deere
of great worth, valuable, precious
Cym V.iv.23
coin (v.)
old form: coyn'd
create, make [as in minting a coin]
'Tweene man, and man, they waigh not euery stampe:'Tween man and man they weigh not every stamp;stamp (n.)
old form: stampe
coin, impression [of the monarch's head] made on a coin
Cym V.iv.24
Though light, take Peeces for the figures sake,Though light, take pieces for the figure's sake:piece (n.)
old form: Peeces
coin, piece of money
Cym V.iv.25
light (adj.)[of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
figure (n.)copy, image, likeness
(You rather) mine being yours: and so great Powres,You rather, mine being yours: and so, great powers, Cym V.iv.26
If you will take this Audit, take this life,If you will take this audit, take this life,audit (n.)account, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]Cym V.iv.27
power (n.)
old form: Powres
(usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
And cancell these cold Bonds. Oh Imogen,And cancel these cold bonds. O Innogen,bond (n.)shackle, chain, fetterCym V.iv.28
Ile speake to thee in silence.I'll speak to thee in silence. Cym V.iv.29
(sleeps)ancient, aunchient (adj.)aged, very old, venerableCym V.iv.30
matron (n.)married woman
thunder-master (n.)lord of thunder; Jove
Solemne Musicke. Enter (as in an Apparation) Sicillius Leonatus, Father Solemn music. Enter (as in an apparition) Sicilius Leonatus, father Cym V.iv.30.1
to Posthumus, an old man, attyred like a warriour, leading in his hand to Posthumus, an old man, attired like a warrior, leading in his hand Cym V.iv.30.2
an ancient Matron (his wife, & Mother to Posthumus) with Musicke an ancient matron (his wife, and mother to Posthumus) with music Cym V.iv.30.3
before them. Then after other Musicke, followes the two young Leonati before them. Then, after other music, follow the two young Leonati Cym V.iv.30.4
(Brothers to Posthumus) with wounds as they died in the warrs. They (brothers to Posthumus) with wounds as they died in the wars. They Cym V.iv.30.5
circle Posthumus round as he lies sleeping. circle Posthumus round as he lies sleeping Cym V.iv.30.6
Sicil. SICILIUS 
No more thou Thunder-Master shewNo more thou thunder-master show Cym V.iv.30
thy spight, on Mortall Flies:thy spite on mortal flies: Cym V.iv.31
With Mars fall out with Iuno chide,With Mars fall out, with Juno chide,Mars (n.)Roman god of warCym V.iv.32
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
chide (v.), past form chidquarrel, wrangle, fight
that thy Adulteriesthat thy adulteries Cym V.iv.33
Rates, and Reuenges.Rates and revenges.rate (v.)berate, reproach, rebuke, scoldCym V.iv.34
Hath my poore Boy done ought but well,Hath my poor boy done aught but well,aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Cym V.iv.35
whose face I neuer saw:whose face I never saw? Cym V.iv.36
I dy'de whil'st in the Wombe he staide,I died whilst in the womb he stayed, Cym V.iv.37
attending Natures Law.attending Nature's law:attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Cym V.iv.38
Whose Father then (as men report,Whose father then – as men report Cym V.iv.39
thou Orphanes Father art)thou orphans' father art –  Cym V.iv.40
Thou should'st haue bin, and sheelded him,Thou shouldst have been, and shielded him Cym V.iv.41
from this earth-vexing smart.from this earth-vexing smart.earth-vexing (adj.)tormenting earthly life, life-afflictingCym V.iv.42
smart (n.)suffering, grief, sorrow
Moth. MOTHER 
Lucina lent not me her ayde,Lucina lent not me her aid,Lucina (n.)[lu'seena] Roman goddess of childbirthCym V.iv.43
but tooke me in my Throwes,but took me in my throes,throe (n.)
old form: Throwes
(plural) labour pains, pangs of childbirth
Cym V.iv.44
That from me was Posthumus ript,That from me was Posthumus ript, Cym V.iv.45
came crying 'mong'st his Foes.came crying 'mongst his foes, Cym V.iv.46
A thing of pitty.A thing of pity! Cym V.iv.47
Sicil. SICILIUS 
Great Nature like his Ancestrie,Great nature, like his ancestry, Cym V.iv.48
moulded the stuffe so faire:moulded the stuff so fair,fair (adv.)
old form: faire
well, nobly, beautifully
Cym V.iv.49
stuff (n.)
old form: stuffe
substance, composition, quality, essence
That he deseru'd the praise o'th'World,That he deserved the praise o'th' world, Cym V.iv.50
as great Sicilius heyre.as great Sicilius' heir. Cym V.iv.51
1. Bro. FIRST BROTHER 
When once he was mature for man,When once he was mature for man, Cym V.iv.52
in Britaine where was heein Britain where was he Cym V.iv.53
That could stand vp his paralell?That could stand up his parallel, Cym V.iv.54
Or fruitfull obiect bee?or fruitful object befruitful (adj.)
old form: fruitfull
promising, full of potential, talented
Cym V.iv.55
In eye of Imogen, that best In eye of Innogen, that best Cym V.iv.56
could deeme his dignitie.could deem his dignity?deem (v.)
old form: deeme
judge, estimate, appraise
Cym V.iv.57
dignity (n.)
old form: dignitie
worth, nobleness, excellence
Mo. MOTHER 
With Marriage wherefore was he mocktWith marriage wherefore was he mocked Cym V.iv.58
to be exil'd, and throwneto be exiled, and thrown Cym V.iv.59
From Leonati Seate, and cast From Leonati seat, and castcast (v.)exclude, bar, proscribeCym V.iv.60
seat (n.)
old form: Seate
estate
from her, his deerest one:from her his dearest one, Cym V.iv.61
Sweete Imogen?Sweet Innogen? Cym V.iv.62
Sic. SICILIUS 
Why did you suffer Iachimo, Why did you suffer Iachimo,suffer (v.)allow, permit, letCym V.iv.63
slight thing of Italy,slight thing of Italy,slight (adj.)worthless, insignificant, good-for-nothingCym V.iv.64
To taint his Nobler hart & braine,To taint his nobler heart and brain Cym V.iv.65
with needlesse ielousy,with needless jealousy; Cym V.iv.66
And to become the geeke and scorneAnd to become the geck and scorngeck (n.)
old form: geeke
dupe, sucker, fool
Cym V.iv.67
o'th'others vilany?o'th' other's villainy? Cym V.iv.68
2 Bro. SECOND BROTHER 
For this, from stiller Seats we came,For this, from stiller seats we came,still (adj.)quiet, calm, subduedCym V.iv.69
seat (n.)resting place, region, abode
our Parents, and vs twaine,our parents and us twain, Cym V.iv.70
That striking in our Countries cause,That striking in our country's cause Cym V.iv.71
fell brauely, and were slaine,fell bravely and were slain, Cym V.iv.72
Our Fealty, & Tenantius right,Our fealty and Tenantius' right,Tenantius (n.)[pron: te'nantius] British king, father of CymbelineCym V.iv.73
fealty (n.)[feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
with Honor to maintaine.with honour to maintain. Cym V.iv.74
1 Bro. FIRST BROTHER 
Like hardiment Posthumus hathLike hardiment Posthumus hathhardiment (n.)display of valour, daring deedCym V.iv.75
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
to Cymbeline perform'd:to Cymbeline performed: Cym V.iv.76
Then Iupiter, yu King of Gods,Then, Jupiter, thou king of gods,Jupiter, Jove (n.)Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of JunoCym V.iv.77
why hast yu thus adiourn'dwhy hast thou thus adjournedadjourn (v.)
old form: adiourn'd
postpone, defer, put off
Cym V.iv.78
The Graces for his Merits due,The graces for his merits due, Cym V.iv.79
being all to dolors turn'd?being all to dolours turned?dolour (n.)
old form: dolors
sorrow, grief, lamentation
Cym V.iv.80
Sicil. SICILIUS 
Thy Christall window ope; looke, / looke out,Thy crystal window ope; look out;crystal (adj.)
old form: Christall
clear, bright, transparent
Cym V.iv.81
ope (v.)open
no longer exerciseno longer exercise Cym V.iv.82
Vpon a valiant Race, thy harsh,Upon a valiant race thy harshrace (n.)family, house, dynastyCym V.iv.83
and potent iniuries:and potent injuries. Cym V.iv.84
Moth. MOTHER 
Since (Iupiter) our Son is good,Since, Jupiter, our son is good, Cym V.iv.85
take off his miseries.take off his miseries. Cym V.iv.86
Sicil. SICILIUS 
Peepe through thy Marble Mansion, helpe,Peep through thy marble mansion, help, Cym V.iv.87
or we poore Ghosts will cryor we poor ghosts will cry Cym V.iv.88
To'th'shining Synod of the rest,To th' shining synod of the restsynod (n.)assembly, council, gatheringCym V.iv.89
against thy Deity.against thy deity. Cym V.iv.90
Brothers. BROTHERS  
Helpe (Iupiter) or we appeale,Help, Jupiter, or we appeal, Cym V.iv.91
and from thy iustice flye.and from thy justice fly. Cym V.iv.92
Iupiter descends in Thunder and Lightning, sitting vppon anJupiter descends in thunder and lightning, sitting upon an Cym V.iv.93.1
Eagle: hee throwes a Thunder-bolt. The Ghostes fall on their knees.eagle: he throws a thunderbolt. The Ghosts fall on their knees Cym V.iv.93.2
Iupiter. JUPITER 
No more you petty Spirits of Region lowNo more, you petty spirits of region low,region (n.)rank, sphere, social standingCym V.iv.93
Offend our hearing: hush. How dare you GhostesOffend our hearing: hush! How dare you ghosts Cym V.iv.94
Accuse the Thunderer, whose Bolt (you know)Accuse the thunderer, whose bolt – you know –  Cym V.iv.95
Sky-planted, batters all rebelling Coasts.Sky-planted, batters all rebelling coasts?sky-planted (adj.)from a heavenly location, positioned in the skiesCym V.iv.96
Poore shadowes of Elizium, hence, and restPoor shadows of Elysium, hence, and restElysiummythological location of heavenCym V.iv.97
shadow (n.)
old form: shadowes
spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
Vpon your neuer-withering bankes of Flowres.Upon your never-withering banks of flowers: Cym V.iv.98
Be not with mortall accidents opprest,Be not with mortal accidents opprest,accident (n.)occurrence, event, happeningCym V.iv.99
oppress (v.)
old form: opprest
trouble, distress, worry
No care of yours it is, you know 'tis ours.No care of yours it is, you know 'tis ours.care (n.)anxiety, worry, solicitude [about]Cym V.iv.100
Whom best I loue, I crosse; to make my guiftWhom best I love I cross; to make my gift,cross (v.)
old form: crosse
afflict, plague, go against
Cym V.iv.101
The more delay'd, delighted. Be content,The more delayed, delighted. Be content,delighted (adj.)endowed with delightCym V.iv.102
Your low-laide Sonne, our Godhead will vplift:Your low-laid son our godhead will uplift:content (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mindCym V.iv.103
His Comforts thriue, his Trials well are spent:His comforts thrive, his trials well are spent:spend (v.)use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an endCym V.iv.104
Our Iouiall Starre reign'd at his Birth, and inOur Jovial star reigned at his birth, and injovial (adj.)
old form: Iouiall
majestic, like Jove [Jupiter]
Cym V.iv.105
Our Temple was he married: Rise, and fade,Our temple was he married. Rise, and fade. Cym V.iv.106
He shall be Lord of Lady Imogen,He shall be lord of lady Innogen, Cym V.iv.107
And happier much by his Affliction made.And happier much by his affliction made. Cym V.iv.108
This Tablet lay vpon his Brest, whereinThis tablet lay upon his breast, whereintablet (n.)document presented within special coversCym V.iv.109
Our pleasure, his full Fortune, doth confine,Our pleasure his full fortune doth confine,confine (v.)enclose, retain, containCym V.iv.110
full (adj.)whole, entire, complete
And so away: no farther with your dinneAnd so away: no farther with your din Cym V.iv.111
Expresse Impatience, least you stirre vp mine:Express impatience, lest you stir up mine. Cym V.iv.112
Mount Eagle, to my Palace Christalline. Mount, eagle, to my palace crystalline.crystalline (adj.)
old form: Christalline
transparent as crystal, translucent
Cym V.iv.113
AscendsAscends Cym V.iv.113
Sicil. SICILIUS 
He came in Thunder, his Celestiall breathHe came in thunder; his celestial breath Cym V.iv.114
Was sulphurous to smell: the holy EagleWas sulphurous to smell: the holy eagle Cym V.iv.115
Stoop'd, as to foote vs: his Ascension isStooped, as to foot us: his ascension isfoot (v.)
old form: foote
seize with talons, clutch with claws
Cym V.iv.116
stoop (v.)
old form: Stoop'd
[falconry] swoop, descend swiftly
More sweet then our blest Fields: his Royall BirdMore sweet than our blest fields: his royal bird Cym V.iv.117
Prunes the immortall wing, and cloyes his Beake,Prunes the immortal wing, and cloys his beak,cloy (v.)
old form: cloyes
scratch with claws
Cym V.iv.118
prune (v.)[of birds] trim feathers with the beak, preen
As when his God is pleas'd.As when his god is pleased. Cym V.iv.119.1
All. ALL 
Thankes Iupiter.Thanks, Jupiter! Cym V.iv.119.2
Sic. SICILIUS 
The Marble Pauement clozes, he is enter'dThe marble pavement closes, he is entered Cym V.iv.120
His radiant Roofe: Away, and to be blestHis radiant roof. Away! And to be blest Cym V.iv.121
Let vs with care performe his great behest. Let us with care perform his great behest.behest (n.)command, bidding, decreeCym V.iv.122
VanishThe Ghosts vanish Cym V.iv.122
Post. POSTHUMUS  
(waking)beget (v.), past form begotproduce, engender, give rise toCym V.iv.123
Sleepe, thou hast bin a Grandsire, and begot Sleep, thou hast been a grandsire, and begot Cym V.iv.123
A Father to me: and thou hast createdA father to me: and thou hast created Cym V.iv.124
A Mother, and two Brothers. But (oh scorne)A mother, and two brothers: but, O scorn! Cym V.iv.125
Gone, they went hence so soone as they were borne:Gone! They went hence so soon as they were born: Cym V.iv.126
And so I am awake. Poore Wretches, that dependAnd so I am awake. Poor wretches, that depend Cym V.iv.127
On Greatnesse, Fauour; Dreame as I haue done,On greatness' favour, dream as I have done, Cym V.iv.128
Wake, and finde nothing. But (alas) I swerue:Wake, and find nothing. But, alas, I swerve:swerve (v.)
old form: swerue
go astray, err, be wrong
Cym V.iv.129
Many Dreame not to finde, neither deserue,Many dream not to find, neither deserve, Cym V.iv.130
And yet are steep'd in Fauours; so am IAnd yet are steeped in favours; so am I, Cym V.iv.131
That haue this Golden chance, and know not why:That have this golden chance, and know not why. Cym V.iv.132
What Fayeries haunt this ground? A Book? Oh rare one,What fairies haunt this ground? A book? O rare one,rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptionalCym V.iv.133
Be not, as is our fangled world, a GarmentBe not, as is our fangled world, a garmentfangled (adj.)fashion-conscious, novelty-obsessed, trendyCym V.iv.134
Nobler then that it couers. Let thy effectsNobler than that it covers. Let thy effectseffect (n.)drift, tenor, importCym V.iv.135
So follow, to be most vnlike our Courtiers,So follow, to be most unlike our courtiers, Cym V.iv.136
As good, as promise.As good as promise. Cym V.iv.137
Reades. WHen as a Lyons whelpe, shall to himselfe (reads) When as a lion's whelp shall, to himselfwhelp (n.)cub, youngCym V.iv.138
vnknown, without seeking finde, and bee embrac'd unknown, without seeking find, and be embraced Cym V.iv.139
by a peece of tender Ayre: And when from a stately by a piece of tender air: and when from a statelytender (adj.)mild, soft, gentleCym V.iv.140
Cedar shall be lopt branches, which being cedar shall be lopped branches, which, being Cym V.iv.141
dead many yeares, shall after reuiue, bee ioynted todead many years, shall after revive, be jointed tojoint (v.)
old form: ioynted
unite, combine, join together
Cym V.iv.142
the old Stocke, and freshly grow, then shall the old stock, and freshly grow, then shallstock (n.)
old form: Stocke
stem, trunk, tree
Cym V.iv.143
Posthumus end his miseries, Britaine be fortunate, Posthumus end his miseries, Britain be fortunate, Cym V.iv.144
and flourish in Peace and Plentie.and flourish in peace and plenty. Cym V.iv.145
'Tis still a Dreame: or else such stuffe as Madmen'Tis still a dream: or else such stuff as madmenstuff (n.)
old form: stuffe
rubbish, nonsense
Cym V.iv.146
Tongue, and braine not: either both, or nothing,Tongue, and brain not: either both, or nothing,brain (v.)
old form: braine
understand, comprehend, grasp
Cym V.iv.147
tongue (v.)speak, babble about, utter
Or senselesse speaking, or a speaking suchOr senseless speaking, or a speaking suchsenseless (adj.)
old form: senselesse
lacking in sense, stupid, foolish
Cym V.iv.148
As sense cannot vntye. Be what it is,As sense cannot untie. Be what it is,sense (n.)mind, power of reason, witsCym V.iv.149
The Action of my life is like it, which Ile keepeThe action of my life is like it, which Cym V.iv.150
If but for simpathy.I'll keep, if but for sympathy. Cym V.iv.151
Enter Gaoler.Enter Gaolers Cym V.iv.152
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
Come Sir, are you ready for death?Come, sir, are you ready for death? Cym V.iv.152
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Ouer-roasted rather: ready long ago.Over-roasted rather: ready long ago. Cym V.iv.153
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
Hanging is the word, Sir, if you bee readie forHanging is the word, sir: if you be ready for Cym V.iv.154
that, you are well Cook'd.that, you are well cooked. Cym V.iv.155
Post. POSTHUMUS 
So if I proue a good repast to the Spectators, theSo, if I prove a good repast to the spectators, the Cym V.iv.156
dish payes the shot.dish pays the shot.shot (n.)tavern bill, reckoningCym V.iv.157
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
A heauy reckoning for you Sir: But the comfortA heavy reckoning for you sir: But the comfortreckoning (n.)[of personal qualities] rendering of account, settlement of debtsCym V.iv.158
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
is you shall be called to no more payments, fearis you shall be called to no more payments, fear Cym V.iv.159
no more Tauerne Bils, which are often the sadnesse ofno more tavern-bills, which are often the sadness of Cym V.iv.160
parting, as the procuring of mirth: you come inparting, as the procuring of mirth: you come in Cym V.iv.161
faint for want of meate, depart reeling with too muchfaint for want of meat, depart reeling with too muchwant (n.)lack, shortage, dearthCym V.iv.162
drinke: sorrie that you haue payed too much, and sorrydrink: sorry that you have paid too much, and sorry Cym V.iv.163
that you are payed too much: Purse and Braine, boththat you are paid too much: purse and brain, both Cym V.iv.164
empty: the Brain the heauier, for being too light; theempty: the brain the heavier for being too light; theheavy (adj.)
old form: heauier
weary, exhausted, worn out
Cym V.iv.165
light (adj.)joyful, merry, light-hearted
Purse too light, being drawne of heauinesse. Oh, of thispurse too light, being drawn of heaviness. O, of thisdraw (v.)
old form: drawne
empty, drain, exhaust
Cym V.iv.166
contradiction you shall now be quit: Oh the charitycontradiction you shall now be quit. O, the charityquit (v.)acquit, absolve, clearCym V.iv.167
of a penny Cord, it summes vp thousands in a trice: youof a penny cord! It sums up thousands in a trice: youcord (n.)hangman's ropeCym V.iv.168
penny (adj.)cheap
trice (n.)single pull
haue no true Debitor, and Creditor but it: of what'shave no true debitor and creditor but it: of what'sdebitor (n.)debtor [debt column in an account book]Cym V.iv.169
creditor (n.)credit [column in an account book]
past, is, and to come, the discharge: your necke (Sis)past, is, and to come, the discharge: your neck, sir,discharge (n.)payment, settlement, release from all liabilityCym V.iv.170
is Pen, Booke, and Counters; so the Acquittanceis pen, book, and counters; so the acquittanceacquittance (n.)acquittal, exoneration, excusingCym V.iv.171
counter, compter (n.)round piece of metal used for counting
followes.follows. Cym V.iv.172
Post. POSTHUMUS 
I am merrier to dye, then thou art to liue.I am merrier to die than thou art to live. Cym V.iv.173
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
Indeed Sir, he that sleepes, feeles not the Tooth-Ache:Indeed sir, he that sleeps feels not the toothache: Cym V.iv.174
but a man that were to sleepe your sleepe, and abut a man that were to sleep your sleep, and a Cym V.iv.175
Hangman to helpe him to bed, I think he wouldhangman to help him to bed, I think he would Cym V.iv.176
change places with his Officer: for, look you Sir, youchange places with his officer: for, look you, sir, youofficer (n.)executioner, hangman, gaolerCym V.iv.177
know not which way you shall go.know not which way you shall go. Cym V.iv.178
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Yes indeed do I, fellow.Yes, indeed do I, fellow. Cym V.iv.179
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
Your death has eyes in's head then: I haueYour death has eyes in's head then: I have Cym V.iv.180
not seene him so pictur'd: you must either beenot seen him so pictured: you must either bepicture (v.)
old form: pictur'd
depict, represent, portray
Cym V.iv.181
directed by some that take vpon them to know, ordirected by some that take upon them to know, ortake upon (v.)
old form: vpon
profess, pretend, affect [oneself]
Cym V.iv.182
to take vpon your selfe that which I am sure you doto take upon yourself that which I am sure you dotake upon (v.)
old form: vpon
undertake a role, assume a responsibility [for oneself]
Cym V.iv.183
not know: or iump the after-enquiry on your ownenot know, or jump the after-inquiry on your ownafter-inquiry (n.)
old form: after-enquiry
divine interrogation after death, last judgement
Cym V.iv.184
jump (v.)
old form: iump
risk, hazard, imperil
perill: and how you shall speed in your iourniesperil: and how you shall speed in your journey'sspeed (v.)fare, manage, get onCym V.iv.185
end, I thinke you'l neuer returne to tell one.end, I think you'll never return to tell on. Cym V.iv.186
Post. POSTHUMUS 
I tell thee, Fellow, there are none want eyes, toI tell thee, fellow, there are none want eyes towant (v.)lack, need, be withoutCym V.iv.187
direct them the way I am going, but such as winke,direct them the way I am going, but such as wink,wink (v.)
old form: winke
[of the eyes] close, shut
Cym V.iv.188
and will not vse them.and will not use them. Cym V.iv.189
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
What an infinite mocke is this, that a man What an infinite mock is this, that a manmock (n.)
old form: mocke
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
Cym V.iv.190
shold haue the best vse of eyes, to see the way ofshould have the best use of eyes to see the way of Cym V.iv.191
blindnesse: I am sure hanging's the way of winking.blindness! I am sure hanging's the way of winking.winking (n.)shutting the eyesCym V.iv.192
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger Cym V.iv.193
Mes. MESSENGER 
Knocke off his Manacles, bring your Prisoner toKnock off his manacles, bring your prisoner to Cym V.iv.193
the King.the king. Cym V.iv.194
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Thou bring'st good newes, I am call'd to bee madeThou bring'st good news, I am called to be made Cym V.iv.195
free.free. Cym V.iv.196
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
Ile be hang'd then.I'll be hanged then. Cym V.iv.197
Post. POSTHUMUS 
Thou shalt be then freer then a Gaoler; no bolts forThou shalt be then freer than a gaoler; no bolts forbolt (n.)fetter, shackle, iron fasteningCym V.iv.198
the dead.the dead. Cym V.iv.199
Exeunt all but First Gaoler Cym V.iv.199
Gao. FIRST GAOLER 
Vnlesse a man would marry a Gallowes, &Unless a man would marry a gallows, and Cym V.iv.200
beget yong Gibbets, I neuer saw one so prone: yetbeget young gibbets, I never saw one so prone: yet,beget (v.), past form begotgive birth to, father, conceiveCym V.iv.201
prone (adj.)eager, ready
on my Conscience, there are verier Knaues desire toon my conscience, there are verier knaves desire tovery (adj.)[intensifying] thorough-going, absoluteCym V.iv.202
liue, for all he be a Roman; and there be some oflive, for all he be a Roman; and there be some of Cym V.iv.203
them too that dye against their willes; so should I, ifthem too, that die against their wills; so should I, if Cym V.iv.204
I were one. I would we were all of one minde, andI were one. I would we were all of one mind, and Cym V.iv.205
one minde good: O there were desolation of Gaolersone mind good: O, there were desolation of gaolersdesolation (n.)barren emptiness, dreary absenceCym V.iv.206
and Galowses: I speake against my present profit,and gallowses! I speak against my present profit, Cym V.iv.207
but my wish hath a preferment in't.but my wish hath a preferment in't.preferment (n.)advancement, promotionCym V.iv.208
Exeunt.Exit Cym V.iv.208
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