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Many a man would take you at your word, Many a man would take you at your wordCE I.ii.17
And goe indeede, hauing so good a meane. And go indeed, having so good a mean.CE I.ii.18
What answer sir? when spake I such a word? What answer, sir? When spake I such a word?CE II.ii.13
I did not see you since you sent me hence I did not see you since you sent me henceCE II.ii.15
Home to the Centaur with the gold you gaue me. Home to the Centaur with the gold you gave me.CE II.ii.16
I am glad to see you in this merrie vaine, I am glad to see you in this merry vein.CE II.ii.20
What meanes this iest, I pray you Master tell me? What means this jest, I pray you, master, tell me?CE II.ii.21
Hold sir, for Gods sake, now your iest is earnest, Hold, sir, for God's sake; now your jest is earnest.CE II.ii.24
Vpon what bargaine do you giue it me? Upon what bargain do you give it me?CE II.ii.25
Sconce call you it? so you ‘ Sconce ’ call you it? So youCE II.ii.35
would leaue batte-ring, I had rather haue it a head, and you would leave battering I had rather have it a head. An youCE II.ii.36
vse these blows long, I must get a sconce for my head, use these blows long I must get a sconce for my head,CE II.ii.37
and Insconce it to, or else I shall seek my wit in my and ensconce it too, or else I shall seek my wit in myCE II.ii.38
shoulders, but I pray sir, why am I beaten? shoulders. But I pray, sir, why am I beaten?CE II.ii.39
Nothing sir, but that I am Nothing, sir, but that I amCE II.ii.41
beaten. beaten.CE II.ii.42
I sir, and wherefore; for they Ay, sir, and wherefore; for theyCE II.ii.44
say, euery why hath a wherefore. say every why hath a wherefore.CE II.ii.45
Was there euer anie man thus beaten out of season, Was there ever any man thus beaten out of season,CE II.ii.48
when in the why and the wherefore, is neither rime nor reason. When in the why and the wherefore is neither rhyme nor reason?CE II.ii.49
Well sir, I thanke you. Well, sir, I thank you.CE II.ii.50
Marry sir, for this something Marry, sir, for this somethingCE II.ii.52
that you gaue me for nothing. that you gave me for nothing.CE II.ii.53
No sir, I thinke the meat wants No, sir. I think the meat wantsCE II.ii.57
that I haue. that I have.CE II.ii.58
Basting. Basting.CE II.ii.61
If it be sir, I pray you eat none If it be, sir, I pray you eat noneCE II.ii.64
of it. of it.CE II.ii.65
Lest it make you chollericke, and Lest it make you choleric, andCE II.ii.67
purchase me another drie basting. purchase me another dry basting.CE II.ii.68
I durst haue denied that before I durst have denied that beforeCE II.ii.71
you were so chollericke. you were so choleric.CE II.ii.72
Marry sir, by a rule as plaine as Marry, sir, by a rule as plain asCE II.ii.74
the plaine bald pate of Father time himselfe. the plain bald pate of Father Time himself.CE II.ii.75
There's no time for a man to There's no time for a man toCE II.ii.77
recouer his haire that growes bald by nature. recover his hair that grows bald by nature.CE II.ii.78
Yes, to pay a fine for a perewig, Yes, to pay a fine for a periwig,CE II.ii.81
and recouer the lost haire of another man. and recover the lost hair of another man.CE II.ii.82
Because it is a blessing that hee Because it is a blessing that heCE II.ii.85
bestowes on beasts, and what he hath scanted them in bestows on beasts, and what he hath scanted men inCE II.ii.86
haire, hee hath giuen them in wit. hair he hath given them in wit.CE II.ii.87
Not a man of those but he hath Not a man of those but he hathCE II.ii.90
the wit to lose his haire. the wit to lose his hair.CE II.ii.91
The plainer dealer, the sooner The plainer dealer, the soonerCE II.ii.94
lost; yet he looseth it in a kinde of iollitie. lost. Yet he loseth it in a kind of jollity.CE II.ii.95
For two, and sound ones to. For two, and sound ones, too.CE II.ii.97
Sure ones then. Sure ones, then.CE II.ii.100
Certaine ones then. Certain ones, then.CE II.ii.103
The one to saue the money The one, to save the moneyCE II.ii.105
that he spends in trying: the other, that at dinner they that he spends in tiring. The other, that at dinner theyCE II.ii.106
should not drop in his porrage. should not drop in his porridge.CE II.ii.107
Marry and did sir: namely, in Marry, and did, sir; namely, e'enCE II.ii.110
no time to recouer haire lost by Nature. no time to recover hair lost by nature.CE II.ii.111
Thus I mend it: Time himselfe is bald, and therefore Thus I mend it: Time himselfCE II.ii.114
to the worlds end, will haue bald followers. followers.CE II.ii.116
By me. By me?CE II.ii.165
I sir? I neuer saw her till this time. I, sir? I never saw her till this time.CE II.ii.171
I neuer spake with her in all my life. I never spake with her in all my life.CE II.ii.174
Oh for my beads, I crosse me for a sinner. O for my beads! I cross me for a sinner.CE II.ii.197
This is the Fairie land, oh spight of spights, This is the fairy land. O spite of spites,CE II.ii.198
We talke with Goblins, Owles and Sprights; We talk with goblins, owls, and sprites.CE II.ii.199
If we obay them not, this will insue: If we obey them not, this will ensue:CE II.ii.200
They'll sucke our breath, or pinch vs blacke and blew. They'll suck our breath, or pinch us black and blue.CE II.ii.201
I am transformed Master, am I not? I am transformed, master, am not I?CE II.ii.204
Nay Master, both in minde, and in my shape. Nay, master, both in mind and in my shape.CE II.ii.206
No, I am an Ape. No, I am an ape.CE II.ii.208
'Tis true she rides me, and I long for grasse. 'Tis true, she rides me, and I long for grass.CE II.ii.210
'Tis so, I am an Asse, else it could neuer be, 'Tis so, I am an ass; else it could never beCE II.ii.211
But I should know her as well as she knowes me. But I should know her as well as she knows me.CE II.ii.212
Master, shall I be Porter at the gate? Master, shall I be porter at the gate?CE II.ii.227
Mome, Malthorse, Capon, Coxcombe, Idiot, Patch, Mome, malthorse, capon, coxcomb, idiot, patch,CE III.i.32
Either get thee from the dore, or sit downe at the hatch: Either get thee from the door or sit down at the hatch.CE III.i.33
Dost thou coniure for wenches, that yu calst for such store, Dost thou conjure for wenches, that thou callest for such store,CE III.i.34
When one is one too many, goe get thee from the dore. When one is one too many? Go, get thee from the door.CE III.i.35
Let him walke from whence he came, lest hee catch cold on's feet. Let him walk from whence he came, lest he catch cold on's feet.CE III.i.37
Right sir, Ile tell you when, and you'll tell me wherefore. Right, sir, I'll tell you when an you'll tell me wherefore.CE III.i.39
Nor to day here you must not come againe when you may. Nor today here you must not. Come again when you may.CE III.i.41
The Porter for this time Sir, and my name is Dromio. The porter for this time, sir, and my name is Dromio.CE III.i.43
If thy name be called Luce, Luce thou hast answer'd him well. If thy name be called Luce, Luce, thou hast answered him well.CE III.i.53
And you said no. And you said no.CE III.i.55.2
By my troth your towne is troubled with vnruly boies. By my troth, your town is troubled with unruly boys.CE III.i.62
Breake any breaking here, and Ile breake your knaues pate. Break any breaking here, and I'll break your knave's pate.CE III.i.74
It seemes thou want'st breaking, out vpon thee hinde. It seems thou wantest breaking. Out upon thee, hind!CE III.i.77
I, when fowles haue no feathers, and fish haue no fin. Ay, when fowls have no feathers, and fish have no fin.CE III.i.79
Doe you know me sir? Am I Do you know me, sir? Am ICE III.ii.73
Dromio? Am I your man? Am I my selfe? Dromio? Am I your man? Am I myself?CE III.ii.74
I am an asse, I am a womans I am an ass, I am a woman'sCE III.ii.77
man, and besides my selfe. man, and besides myself.CE III.ii.78
Marrie sir, besides my selfe, I am Marry, sir, besides myself I amCE III.ii.81
due to a woman: One that claimes me, one that haunts due to a woman. One that claims me, one that hauntsCE III.ii.82
me, one that will haue me. me, one that will have me.CE III.ii.83
Marry sir, such claime as you Marry, sir, such claim as youCE III.ii.86
would lay to your horse, and she would haue me as a would lay to your horse; and she would have me as aCE III.ii.87
beast, not that I beeing a beast she would haue me, beast – not that, I being a beast, she would have me,CE III.ii.88
but that she being a verie beastly creature layes claime but that she, being a very beastly creature, lays claimCE III.ii.89
to me. to me.CE III.ii.90
A very reuerent body: I such A very reverent body – ay, suchCE III.ii.92
a one, as a man may not speake of, without he say sir reuerence, a one as a man may not speak of without he say ‘ sir-reverence.’ CE III.ii.93
I haue but leane lucke in the match, and yet I have but lean luck in the match, and yetCE III.ii.94
is she a wondrous fat marriage. is she a wondrous fat marriage.CE III.ii.95
Marry sir, she's the Kitchin Marry, sir, she's the kitchenCE III.ii.98
wench, & al grease, and I know not what vse to put wench, and all grease; and I know not what use to putCE III.ii.99
her too, but to make a Lampe of her, and run from her by her to but to make a lamp of her and run from her byCE III.ii.100
her owne light. I warrant, her ragges and the Tallow in her own light. I warrant her rags and the tallow inCE III.ii.101
them, will burne a Poland Winter: If she liues till doomesday, them will burn a Poland winter. If she lives till doomsdayCE III.ii.102
she'l burne a weeke longer then the whole World. she'll burn a week longer than the whole world.CE III.ii.103
Swart like my shoo, but her face Swart like my shoe, but her faceCE III.ii.106
nothing like so cleane kept: for why? she sweats a man nothing like so clean kept. For why? She sweats a manCE III.ii.107
may goe ouer-shooes in the grime of it. may go overshoes in the grime of it.CE III.ii.108
No sir, 'tis in graine, Noahs No, sir, 'tis in grain. Noah'sCE III.ii.111
flood could not do it. flood could not do it.CE III.ii.112
Nell Sir: but her name is Nell, sir; but her name andCE III.ii.114
three quarters, that's an Ell and three quarters, will three quarters – that's an ell and three quarters – willCE III.ii.115
not measure her from hip to hip. not measure her from hip to hip.CE III.ii.116
No longer from head to foot, No longer from head to footCE III.ii.119
then from hippe o hippe: she is sphericall, like a globe: I than from hip to hip. She is spherical, like a globe. ICE III.ii.120
could find out Countries in her. could find out countries in her.CE III.ii.121
Marry sir in her buttockes, I Marry, sir, in her buttocks. ICE III.ii.124
found it out by the bogges. found it out by the bogs.CE III.ii.125
I found it by the barrennesse, I found it by the barrenness,CE III.ii.127
hard in the palme of the hand. hard in the palm of the hand.CE III.ii.128
In her forhead, arm'd In her forehead, armed andCE III.ii.130
and reuerted, making warre against her heire. reverted, making war against her heir.CE III.ii.131
I look'd for the chalkle Cliffes, I looked for the chalky cliffs,CE III.ii.133
but I could find no whitenesse in them. But I guesse, it but I could find no whiteness in them. But I guess itCE III.ii.134
stood in her chin by the salt rheume that ranne betweene stood in her chin, by the salt rheum that ran betweenCE III.ii.135
France, and it. France and it.CE III.ii.136
Faith I saw it not: but I felt Faith, I saw it not, but I feltCE III.ii.138
it hot in her breth. it hot in her breath.CE III.ii.139
Oh sir, vpon her nose, all ore O, sir, upon her nose, all o'erCE III.ii.141
embellished with Rubies, Carbuncles, Saphires, declining embellished with rubies, carbuncles, sapphires, decliningCE III.ii.142
their rich Aspect to the hot breath of Spaine, who their rich aspect to the hot breath of Spain, whoCE III.ii.143
sent whole Armadoes of Carrects to be ballast at her nose. sent whole armadoes of carracks to be ballast at her nose.CE III.ii.144
Oh sir, I did not looke so low. O, sir, I did not look so low.CE III.ii.147
To conclude, this drudge or Diuiner layd claime to mee, To conclude, this drudge, or diviner laid claim to me,CE III.ii.148
call'd mee Dromio, swore I was assur'd to her, told me called me Dromio, swore I was assured to her, told meCE III.ii.149
what priuie markes I had about mee, as the marke of my what privy marks I had about me, as the mark of myCE III.ii.150
shoulder, the Mole in my necke, the great Wart on my shoulder, the mole in my neck, the great wart on myCE III.ii.151
left arme, that I amaz'd ranne from her as a witch. left arm, that I, amazed, ran from her as a witch.CE III.ii.152
And I thinke, if my brest had not beene made of faith, and my heart of steele, And I think if my breast had not been made of faith, and my heart of steel,CE III.ii.153
she had transform'd me to a Curtull dog, & made me turne i'th wheele. She had transformed me to a curtal dog, and made me turn i'the wheel.CE III.ii.154
As from a Beare a man would run for life, As from a bear a man would run for life,CE III.ii.162
So flie I from her that would be my wife. So fly I from her that would be my wife.CE III.ii.163
Master, there's a Barke of Epidamium, Master, there's a bark of EpidamnumCE IV.i.86
That staies but till her Owner comes aboord, That stays but till her owner comes aboard,CE IV.i.87
And then sir she beares away. Our fraughtage sir, And then she bears away. Our fraughtage, sir,CE IV.i.88
I haue conuei'd aboord, and I haue bought I have conveyed aboard, and I have boughtCE IV.i.89
The Oyle, the Balsamum, and Aqua-vitae. The oil, the balsamum, and aqua-vitae.CE IV.i.90
The ship is in her trim, the merrie winde The ship is in her trim; the merry windCE IV.i.91
Blowes faire from land: they stay for nought at all, Blows fair from land. They stay for naught at allCE IV.i.92
But for their Owner, Master, and your selfe. But for their owner, master, and yourself.CE IV.i.93
A ship you sent me too, to hier waftage. A ship you sent me to, to hire waftage.CE IV.i.96
You sent me for a ropes end as soone, You sent me for a rope's end as soon.CE IV.i.99
You sent me to the Bay sir, for a Barke. You sent me to the bay, sir, for a bark.CE IV.i.100
To Adriana, that is where we din'd, To Adriana. That is where we dined,CE IV.i.110
Where Dowsabell did claime me for her husband, Where Dowsabel did claim me for her husband.CE IV.i.111
She is too bigge I hope for me to compasse, She is too big, I hope, for me to compass.CE IV.i.112
Thither I must, although against my will: Thither I must, although against my will;CE IV.i.113
For seruants must their Masters mindes fulfill. For servants must their masters' minds fulfil.CE IV.i.114
Here goe: the deske, the purse, sweet now make haste. Here, go – the desk, the purse, sweet, now, make haste.CE IV.ii.29
By running fast. By running fast.CE IV.ii.30.2
No, he's in Tartar limbo, worse then hell: No. He's in Tartar limbo, worse than hell.CE IV.ii.32
A diuell in an euerlasting garment hath him; A devil in an everlasting garment hath him,CE IV.ii.33
On whose hard heart is button'd vp with steele: One whose hard heart is buttoned up with steel,CE IV.ii.34
A Feind, a Fairie, pittilesse and ruffe: A fiend, a fairy, pitiless and rough;CE IV.ii.35
A Wolfe, nay worse, a fellow all in buffe: A wolf, nay, worse, a fellow all in buff;CE IV.ii.36
A back friend, a shoulder-clapper, one that countermãds A backfriend, a shoulder-clapper, one that countermandsCE IV.ii.37
The passages of allies, creekes, and narrow lands: The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands;CE IV.ii.38
A hound that runs Counter, and yet draws drifoot well, A hound that runs counter, and yet draws dryfoot well;CE IV.ii.39
One that before the Iudgmẽt carries poore soules to hel. One that before the Judgement carries poor souls to hell.CE IV.ii.40
I doe not know the matter, hee is rested on the case. I do not know the matter, he is 'rested on the case.CE IV.ii.42
I know not at whose suite he is arested well; I know not at whose suit he is arrested well;CE IV.ii.44
but is in a suite of buffe which rested him, that can I tell, But he's in a suit of buff which 'rested him, that can I tell.CE IV.ii.45
will you send him Mistris redemption, the monie in his deske. Will you send him, mistress, redemption – the money in his desk?CE IV.ii.46
Not on a band, but on a stronger thing: Not on a band, but on a stronger thing:CE IV.ii.50
A chaine, a chaine, doe you not here it ring. A chain, a chain – do you not hear it ring?CE IV.ii.51
No, no, the bell, 'tis time that I were gone: No, no – the bell. 'Tis time that I were gone.CE IV.ii.52.2
It was two ere I left him, and now the clocke strikes one. It was two ere I left him, and now the clock strikes one.CE IV.ii.53
Oh yes, if any houre meete a Serieant, a turnes backe for verie feare. O yes, if any hour meet a sergeant 'a turns back for very fear.CE IV.ii.55
Time is a verie bankerout, and owes more then he's worth to season. Time is a very bankrupt, and owes more than he's worth to season.CE IV.ii.57
Nay, he's a theefe too: haue you not heard men say, Nay, he's a thief, too. Have you not heard men sayCE IV.ii.58
That time comes stealing on by night and day? That time comes stealing on by night and day?CE IV.ii.59
If I be in debt and theft, and a Serieant in the way, If 'a be in debt and theft, and a sergeant in the way,CE IV.ii.60
Hath he not reason to turne backe an houre in a day? Hath he not reason to turn back an hour in a day?CE IV.ii.61
Master, here's the gold you sent me for: what Master, here's the gold you sentCE IV.iii.12
haue you got the picture of old Adam me for. – What, have you got the picture of old AdamCE IV.iii.13
new apparel'd? new-apparelled?CE IV.iii.14
Not that Adam that kept the Not that Adam that kept theCE IV.iii.16
Paradise: but that Adam that keepes the prison; hee that paradise, but that Adam that keeps the prison. He thatCE IV.iii.17
goes in the calues-skin, that was kil'd for the Prodigall: goes in the calf's skin that was killed for the prodigal.CE IV.iii.18
hee that came behinde you sir, like an euill angel, and bid He that came behind you, sir, like an evil angel, and bidCE IV.iii.19
you forsake your libertie. you forsake your liberty.CE IV.iii.20
No? why 'tis a plaine case: he No? Why, 'tis a plain case: heCE IV.iii.22
that went like a Base-Viole in a case of leather; the man that went like a bass viol in a case of leather; the man,CE IV.iii.23
sir, that when gentlemen are tired giues them a sob, and sir, that when gentlemen are tired gives them a sob andCE IV.iii.24
rests them: he sir, that takes pittie on decaied men, and rests them; he, sir, that takes pity on decayed men andCE IV.iii.25
giues them suites of durance: he that sets vp his rest to gives them suits of durance; he that sets up his rest toCE IV.iii.26
doe more exploits with his Mace, then a Moris Pike. do more exploits with his mace than a morris-pike.CE IV.iii.27
I sir, the Serieant of the Band: Ay, sir, the sergeant of the bandCE IV.iii.30
he that brings any man to answer it that breakes his  – he that brings any man to answer it that breaks hisCE IV.iii.31
Band: one that thinkes a man alwaies going to bed, and band; one that thinks a man always going to bed, andCE IV.iii.32
saies, God giue you good rest. says, ‘ God give you good rest!’CE IV.iii.33
Why sir, I brought you word an houre since, Why, sir, I brought you wordCE IV.iii.37
that the Barke Expedition put forth to night, an hour since that the bark Expedition put forth tonight,CE IV.iii.38
and then were you hindred by the Serieant to tarry for and then were you hindered by the sergeant to tarry forCE IV.iii.39
the Hoy Delay: Here are the angels that you sent for to the hoy Delay. Here are the angels that you sent for toCE IV.iii.40
deliuer you. deliver you.CE IV.iii.41
Master, is this Mistris Sathan? Master, is this Mistress Satan?CE IV.iii.49
Nay, she is worse, she is the Nay, she is worse, she is theCE IV.iii.51
diuels dam: And here she comes in the habit of a light devil's dam; and here she comes in the habit of a lightCE IV.iii.52
wench, and thereof comes, that the wenches say God wench; and thereof comes that the wenches say ‘ GodCE IV.iii.53
dam me, That's as much to say, God make me a light damn me ’ – that's as much to say ‘ God make me a lightCE IV.iii.54
wench: It is written, they appeare to men like angels of wench.’ It is written they appear to men like angels ofCE IV.iii.55
light, light is an effect of fire, and fire will burne: ergo, light. Light is an effect of fire, and fire will burn. Ergo,CE IV.iii.56
light wenches will burne, come not neere her. light wenches will burn. Come not near her.CE IV.iii.57
Master, if do expect spoon-meate, Master, if you do, expect spoon-meat,CE IV.iii.60
or bespeake a long spoone. or bespeak a long spoon.CE IV.iii.61
Marrie he must haue a long Marry, he must have a longCE IV.iii.63
spoone that must eate with the diuell. spoon that must eat with the devil.CE IV.iii.64
Some diuels aske but the parings of ones naile, Some devils ask but the parings of one's nail,CE IV.iii.71
a rush, a haire, a drop of blood, a pin, A rush, a hair, a drop of blood, a pin,CE IV.iii.72
a nut, a cherrie-stone: A nut, a cherry stone.CE IV.iii.73
but she more couetous, wold haue a chaine: But she, more covetous, would have a chain.CE IV.iii.74
Master be wise, and if you giue it her, Master, be wise; an if you give it her,CE IV.iii.75
the diuell will shake her Chaine, and fright vs with it. The devil will shake her chain, and fright us with it.CE IV.iii.76
Flie pride saies the Pea-cocke, Mistris that you know. ‘ Fly pride,’ says the peacock. Mistress, that you know.CE IV.iii.80
She that would be your wife, now ran from you. She that would be your wife now ran from you.CE IV.iv.146
Faith stay heere this night, they Faith, stay here this night. TheyCE IV.iv.149
will surely do vs no harme: you saw they speake vs faire, will surely do us no harm. You saw they speak us fair,CE IV.iv.150
giue vs gold: me thinkes they are such a gentle Nation, give us gold. Methinks they are such a gentle nationCE IV.iv.151
that but for the Mountaine of mad flesh that claimes that but for the mountain of mad flesh that claimsCE IV.iv.152
mariage of me, I could finde in my heart to stay heere marriage of me, I could find in my heart to stay hereCE IV.iv.153
still, and turne Witch. still and turn witch.CE IV.iv.154
Runne master run, for Gods sake take a house, Run, master, run! For God's sake take a house.CE V.i.36
This is some Priorie, in, or we are spoyl'd. This is some priory. In, or we are spoiled.CE V.i.37
I Sir am Dromio, command him away. I, sir, am Dromio. Command him away.CE V.i.336
Oh my olde Master, who hath bound him heere? O, my old master – who hath bound him here?CE V.i.339
Mast. shall I fetch your stuffe from shipbord? Master, shall I fetch your stuff from shipboard?CE V.i.409
Your goods that lay at host sir in the Centaur. Your goods that lay at host, sir, in the Centaur.CE V.i.411
There is a fat friend at your masters house, There is a fat friend at your master's houseCE V.i.415
That kitchin'd me for you to day at dinner: That kitchened me for you today at dinner.CE V.i.416
She now shall be my sister, not my wife, She now shall be my sister, not my wife!CE V.i.417
Not I sir, you are my elder. Not I, sir. You are my elder.CE V.i.421
Wee'l draw Cuts for the Signior, till then, lead thou first. We'll draw cuts for the senior. Till then, lead thou first.CE V.i.423