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Sir Protheus: 'saue you: saw you my Master?Sir Proteus, save you! Saw you my master?TG I.i.70
Twenty to one then, he is ship'd already,Twenty to one then he is shipped already,TG I.i.72
And I haue plaid the Sheepe in loosing him.And I have played the sheep in losing him.TG I.i.73
You conclude that my Master is a Shepheard then,You conclude that my master is a shepherd then,TG I.i.76
and I Sheepe?and I a sheep?TG I.i.77
Why then my hornes are his hornes, whether I wakeWhy then, my horns are his horns, whether I wakeTG I.i.79
or sleepe.or sleep.TG I.i.80
This proues me still a Sheepe.This proves me still a sheep.TG I.i.82
Nay, that I can deny by a circumstance.Nay, that I can deny by a circumstance.TG I.i.84
The Shepheard seekes the Sheepe, and not the SheepeThe shepherd seeks the sheep, and not the sheepTG I.i.86
the Shepheard; but I seeke my Master, and my Masterthe shepherd; but I seek my master, and my masterTG I.i.87
seekes not me: therefore I am no Sheepe.seeks not me. Therefore I am no sheep.TG I.i.88
Such another proofe will make me cry baâ.Such another proof will make me cry, ‘baa'.TG I.i.93
I Sir: I (a lost-Mutton) gaue your Letter to herAy, sir. I, a lost mutton, gave your letter to her,TG I.i.96
(a lac'd-Mutton) and she (a lac'd-Mutton) gaue mee (a lost-a laced mutton; and she, a laced mutton, gave me, a lostTG I.i.97
Mutton) nothing for my labour.mutton, nothing for my labour.TG I.i.98
If the ground be ouer-charg'd, you were best stickeIf the ground be overcharged, you were best stickTG I.i.101
her.her.TG I.i.102
Nay Sir, lesse then a pound shall serue me forNay, sir, less than a pound shall serve me forTG I.i.105
carrying your Letter.carrying your letter.TG I.i.106
From a pound to a pin? fold it ouer and ouer,From a pound to a pin? Fold it over and over,TG I.i.108
'Tis threefold too little for carrying a letter to your louer'Tis threefold too little for carrying a letter to your lover.TG I.i.109
I.Ay.TG I.i.112
You mistooke Sir: I say she did nod; / And you askeYou mistook, sir. I say she did nod; and you askTG I.i.114
me if she did nod, and I say I.me if she did nod, and I say ‘ Ay.’TG I.i.115
Now you haue taken the paines to set it together,Now you have taken the pains to set it together,TG I.i.117
take it for your paines.take it for your pains.TG I.i.118
Well, I perceiue I must be faine to beare with you.Well, I perceive I must be fain to bear with you.TG I.i.120
Marry Sir, the letter very orderly, / Hauing nothingMarry, sir, the letter very orderly, having nothingTG I.i.122
but the word noddy for my paines.but the word ‘ noddy ’ for my pains.TG I.i.123
And yet it cannot ouer-take your slow purse.And yet it cannot overtake your slow purse.TG I.i.125
Open your purse, that the money, and the matterOpen your purse, that the money and the matterTG I.i.128
may be both at once deliuered.may be both at once delivered.TG I.i.129
Truely Sir, I thinke you'll hardly win her.Truly, sir, I think you'll hardly win her.TG I.i.132
Sir, I could perceiue nothing at all from her; / No,Sir, I could perceive nothing at all from her; no,TG I.i.135
not so much as a ducket for deliuering your letter: / Andnot so much as a ducat for delivering your letter; andTG I.i.136
being so hard to me, that brought your minde; / I feare / she'll being so hard to me that brought your mind, I fear she'llTG I.i.137
proue as hard to you in telling your minde. / Giue her noprove as hard to you in telling your mind. Give her noTG I.i.138
token but stones, for she's as hard as steele.token but stones, for she's as hard as steel.TG I.i.139
No, not so much as take this for thy pains: / ToNo, not so much as ‘ Take this for thy pains.’ ToTG I.i.141
testifie your bounty, I thank you, you haue cestern'd me;testify your bounty, I thank you, you have testerned me;TG I.i.142
In requital whereof, henceforth, carry your letters your selfe;in requital whereof, henceforth carry your letters yourself.TG I.i.143
And so Sir, I'le commend you to my Master.And so, sir, I'll commend you to my master.TG I.i.144
Sir, your Gloue.Sir, your glove.TG II.i.1.1
Why then this may be yours: for this is but one.Why then, this may be yours, for this is but one.TG II.i.2
Madam Siluia: Madam Siluia.Madam Silvia! Madam Silvia!TG II.i.6
Shee is not within hearing Sir.She is not within hearing, sir.TG II.i.8
Your worship sir, or else I mistooke.Your worship, sir, or else I mistook.TG II.i.10
And yet I was last chidden for being too slow.And yet I was last chidden for being too slow.TG II.i.12
Shee that your worship loues?She that your worship loves?TG II.i.15
Marry by these speciall markes: first, you haueMarry, by these special marks: first, you haveTG II.i.17
learn'd (like Sir Protheus) to wreath your Armes like alearned, like Sir Proteus, to wreathe your arms, like aTG II.i.18
Male-content: to rellish a Loue-song, like a Robin-red-breast:malcontent; to relish a love-song, like a robin-redbreast;TG II.i.19
to walke alone like one that had the pestilence: to sigh,to walk alone, like one that had the pestilence; to sigh,TG II.i.20
like a Schoole-boy that had lost his A.B.C. to weep like alike a schoolboy that had lost his A B C; to weep, like aTG II.i.21
yong wench that had buried her Grandam: to fast, likeyoung wench that had buried her grandam; to fast, likeTG II.i.22
one that takes diet: to watch, like one that feares robbing:one that takes diet; to watch, like one that fears robbing;TG II.i.23
to speake puling, like a beggar at Hallow-Masse: You wereto speak puling, like a beggar at Hallowmas. You wereTG II.i.24
wont, when you laughed, to crow like a cocke; when youwont, when you laughed, to crow like a cock; when youTG II.i.25
walk'd, to walke like one of the Lions: when you fasted,walked, to walk like one of the lions; when you fasted,TG II.i.26
it was presently after dinner: when you look'd sadly, itit was presently after dinner; when you looked sadly, itTG II.i.27
was for want of money: And now you are Metamorphis'dwas for want of money. And now you are metamorphosedTG II.i.28
with a Mistris, that when I looke on you, I canwith a mistress, that, when I look on you, I canTG II.i.29
hardly thinke you my Master.hardly think you my master.TG II.i.30
They are all perceiu'd without ye.They are all perceived without ye.TG II.i.32
Without you? nay, that's certaine: for without / you Without you? Nay, that's certain; for without youTG II.i.34
were so simple, none else would: but you are so withoutwere so simple, none else would. But you are so withoutTG II.i.35
these follies, that these follies are within you, and shinethese follies, that these follies are within you, and shineTG II.i.36
through you like the water in an Vrinall: that not an eyethrough you like the water in an urinal, that not an eyeTG II.i.37
that sees you, but is a Physician to comment on yourthat sees you but is a physician to comment on yourTG II.i.38
Malady.malady.TG II.i.39
Shee that you gaze on so, as she sits at supper?She that you gaze on so, as she sits at supper?TG II.i.41
Why sir, I know her not.Why, sir, I know her not.TG II.i.43
Is she not hard-fauour'd, sir?Is she not hard-favoured, sir?TG II.i.46
Sir, I know that well enough.Sir, I know that well enough.TG II.i.48
That shee is not so faire, as (of you) well-fauourd?That she is not so fair as, of you, well favoured.TG II.i.50
That's because the one is painted, and the otherThat's because the one is painted, and the otherTG II.i.53
out of all count.out of all count.TG II.i.54
Marry sir, so painted to make her faire, that noMarry, sir, so painted to make her fair, that noTG II.i.56
man counts of her beauty.man counts of her beauty.TG II.i.57
You neuer saw her since she was deform'd.You never saw her since she was deformed.TG II.i.60
Euer since you lou'd her.Ever since you loved her.TG II.i.62
If you loue her, you cannot see her.If you love her, you cannot see her.TG II.i.65
Because Loue is blinde: O that you had mine eyes,Because Love is blind. O, that you had mine eyes,TG II.i.67
or your owne eyes had the lights they were wont to haue,or your own eyes had the lights they were wont to have,TG II.i.68
when you chidde at Sir Protheus, for going vngarter'd.when you chid at Sir Proteus for going ungartered!TG II.i.69
Your owne present folly, and her passing deformitie:Your own present folly, and her passing deformity;TG II.i.71
for hee beeing in loue, could not see to garter his hose;for he, being in love, could not see to garter his hose;TG II.i.72
and you, beeing in loue, cannot see to put on your hose.and you, being in love, cannot see to put on your hose.TG II.i.73
True sir: I was in loue with my bed, I thanke you,True, sir; I was in love with my bed. I thank you,TG II.i.76
you swing'd me for my loue, which makes mee the bolderyou swinged me for my love, which makes me the bolderTG II.i.77
to chide you, for yours.to chide you for yours.TG II.i.78
I would you were set, so your affection wouldI would you were set, so your affection wouldTG II.i.80
cease.cease.TG II.i.81
And haue you?And have you?TG II.i.84
Are they not lamely writt?Are they not lamely writ?TG II.i.86
Oh excellent motion; oh exceeding Puppet:O excellent motion! O exceeding puppet!TG II.i.89
Now will he interpret to her.Now will he interpret to her.TG II.i.90
Oh, 'giue ye-good-ev'n: heer's a million ofO, give ye good even! Here's a million ofTG II.i.93
manners.manners.TG II.i.94
He should giue her interest: & she giues itHe should give her interest, and she gives itTG II.i.96
him.him.TG II.i.97
And yet you will: and yet, another yet.And yet you will; and yet, another ‘ yet.’TG II.i.114
Oh Iest vnseene: inscrutible: inuisible,O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisibleTG II.i.128
As a nose on a mans face, or a Wethercocke on a steeple:As a nose on a man's face, or a weathercock on a steeple!TG II.i.129
My Master sues to her: and she hath taught her Sutor,My master sues to her; and she hath taught her suitor,TG II.i.130
He being her Pupill, to become her Tutor.He being her pupil, to become her tutor.TG II.i.131
Oh excellent deuise, was there euer heard a better?O excellent device! Was there ever heard a better,TG II.i.132
That my master being scribe, / To himselfe should write the Letter?That my master, being scribe, to himself should write the letter?TG II.i.133
Nay: I was riming: 'tis you yt haue the reason.Nay, I was rhyming; 'tis you that have the reason.TG II.i.136
To be a Spokes-man from Madam Siluia.To be a spokesman for Madam Silvia.TG II.i.138
To your selfe: why, she woes you by a figure.To yourself. Why, she woos you by a figure.TG II.i.140
By a Letter, I should say.By a letter, I should say.TG II.i.142
What need she, / When shee hath made you write to What need she, when she hath made you write toTG II.i.144
your selfe? Why, doe you not perceiue the iest?yourself? Why, do you not perceive the jest?TG II.i.145
No beleeuing you indeed sir: But did you perceiueNo believing you, indeed, sir. But did you perceiveTG II.i.147
her earnest?her earnest?TG II.i.148
Why she hath giuen you a Letter.Why, she hath given you a letter.TG II.i.150
And y letter hath she deliuer'd, & there anAnd that letter hath she delivered, and there anTG II.i.152
end.end.TG II.i.153
Ile warrant you, 'tis as well:I'll warrant you, 'tis as well:TG II.i.155
For often haue you writ to her: and she in modesty,For often have you writ to her; and she, in modesty,TG II.i.156
Or else for want of idle time, could not againe reply,Or else for want of idle time, could not again reply;TG II.i.157
Or fearing els some messẽger, yt might her mind discouerOr fearing else some messenger, that might her mind discover,TG II.i.158
Her self hath taught her Loue himself, to write vnto her louer.Herself hath taught her love himself to write unto her lover.TG II.i.159
All this I speak in print, for in print I found it. / WhyAll this I speak in print, for in print I found it. WhyTG II.i.160
muse you sir, 'tis dinner time.muse you, sir? 'Tis dinner-time.TG II.i.161
I, but hearken sir: though the Cameleon LoueAy, but hearken, sir: though the chameleon LoveTG II.i.163
can feed on the ayre, I am one that am nourish'd by mycan feed on the air, I am one that am nourished by myTG II.i.164
victuals; and would faine haue meate: oh bee not like yourvictuals, and would fain have meat. O, be not like yourTG II.i.165
Mistresse, be moued, be moued.mistress; be moved, be moved.TG II.i.166
Master, Sir Thurio frownes on you. Master, Sir Thurio frowns on you.TG II.iv.3
Not of you. Not of you.TG II.iv.5
'Twere good you knockt him. 'Twere good you knocked him.TG II.iv.7
Launce, by mine honesty welcome to Padua.Launce! By mine honesty, welcome to Milan.TG II.v.1
Come-on you mad-cap: Ile to the Ale-house withCome on, you madcap; I'll to the alehouse withTG II.v.7
you presently; where, for one shot of fiue pence, thouyou presently; where, for one shot of five pence, thouTG II.v.8
shalt haue fiue thousand welcomes: But sirha, how didshalt have five thousand welcomes. But, sirrah, how didTG II.v.9
thy Master part with Madam Iulia?thy master part with Madam Julia?TG II.v.10
But shall she marry him?But shall she marry him?TG II.v.13
How then? shall he marry her?How then? Shall he marry her?TG II.v.15
What, are they broken?What, are they broken?TG II.v.17
Why then, how stands the matter with them?Why, then, how stands the matter with them?TG II.v.19
What an asse art thou, I vnderstand thee not.What an ass art thou! I understand thee not.TG II.v.22
What thou saist?What thou sayest?TG II.v.25
It stands vnder thee indeed.It stands under thee, indeed.TG II.v.28
But tell me true, wil't be a match?But tell me true, will't be a match?TG II.v.30
The conclusion is then, that it will.The conclusion is, then, that it will.TG II.v.33
'Tis well that I get it so: but Launce, how saist'Tis well that I get it so. But, Launce, how sayestTG II.v.36
thou that that my master is become a notable Louer?thou that my master is become a notable lover?TG II.v.37
Then how?Than how?TG II.v.39
Why, thou whorson Asse, thou mistak'st me,Why, thou whoreson ass, thou mistakest me.TG II.v.41
I tell thee, my Master is become a hot Louer.I tell thee my master is become a hot lover.TG II.v.44
Why?Why?TG II.v.49
At thy seruice.At thy service.TG II.v.52
How now Signior Launce? what newes with your How now, Signior Launce? What news with yourTG III.i.276
Mastership? mastership?TG III.i.277
Well, your old vice still: mistake the word: what Well, your old vice still: mistake the word. WhatTG III.i.279
newes then in your paper? news, then, in your paper?TG III.i.280
Why man? how blacke? Why, man? How black?TG III.i.282
Let me read them? Let me read them.TG III.i.284
Thou lyest: I can. Thou liest; I can.TG III.i.286
Marry, the son of my Grand-father. Marry, the son of my grandfather.TG III.i.288
Come foole, come: try me in thy paper. Come, fool, come; try me in thy paper.TG III.i.291
Inprimis she can milke. Imprimis: She can milk.TG III.i.293
Item, she brewes good Ale. Item: She brews good ale.TG III.i.295
Item, she can sowe. Item: She can sew.TG III.i.298
Item she can knit. Item: She can knit.TG III.i.300
Item, she can wash and scoure. Item: She can wash and scour.TG III.i.303
Item, she can spin. Item: She can spin.TG III.i.306
Item, she hath many namelesse vertues. Item: She hath many nameless virtues.TG III.i.309
Here follow her vices. Here follow her vices.TG III.i.313
Item, shee is not to be fasting in respect of her Item: She is not to be kissed fasting, in respect of herTG III.i.315
breath. breath.TG III.i.316
Item, she hath a sweet mouth. Item: She hath a sweet mouth.TG III.i.319
Item, she doth talke in her sleepe. Item: She doth talk in her sleep.TG III.i.321
Item, she is slow in words. Item: She is slow in words.TG III.i.324
Item, she is proud. Item: She is proud.TG III.i.328
Item, she hath no teeth. Item: She hath no teeth.TG III.i.331
Item, she is curst. Item: She is curst.TG III.i.333
Item, she will often praise her liquor. Item: She will often praise her liquor.TG III.i.335
Item, she is too liberall. Item: She is too liberal.TG III.i.338
Item, shee hath more haire then wit, and more faults Item: She hath more hair than wit, and more faultsTG III.i.343
then haires, and more wealth then faults. than hairs, and more wealth than faults.TG III.i.344
Item, she hath more haire then wit. Item: She hath more hair than witTG III.i.348
And more faults then haires. And more faults than hairs – TG III.i.353
And more wealth then faults. And more wealth than faults.TG III.i.355
What then? What then?TG III.i.359
For me? For me?TG III.i.362
And must I goe to him? And must I go to him?TG III.i.365
Why didst not tell me sooner? 'pox of your loue Why didst not tell me sooner? Pox of your loveTG III.i.368
Letters. letters!TG III.i.369
Sir we are vndone; these are the VillainesSir, we are undone; these are the villainsTG IV.i.5
That all the Trauailers doe feare so much.That all the travellers do fear so much.TG IV.i.6
Master, be one of them: It's an honourable kinde ofMaster, be one of them; it's an honourable kind ofTG IV.i.38
theeuery.thievery.TG IV.i.39
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