IACHIMO
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Beleeue it Sir, I haue seene him in Britaine; hee was thenBelieve it sir, I have seen him in Britain: he was thenCym I.v.1
of a Cressent note, expected to proue so woorthy, as of a crescent note, expected to prove so worthy asCym I.v.2
since he hath beene allowed the name of. But I couldsince he hath been allowed the name of. But I couldCym I.v.3
then haue look'd on him, without the help of Admiration,then have looked on him without the help of admiration,Cym I.v.4
though the Catalogue of his endowments hadthough the catalogue of his endowments hadCym 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.Cym I.v.6
This matter of marrying his Kings Daughter, whereinThis matter of marrying his king's daughter, whereinCym I.v.12
he must be weighed rather by her valew, then hishe must be weighed rather by her value than hisCym I.v.13
owne, words him (I doubt not) a great deale from theown, words him – I doubt not – a great deal from theCym I.v.14
matter.matter.Cym I.v.15
I, and the approbation of those that weepe thisAy, and the approbation of those that weep thisCym I.v.17
lamentable diuorce vnder her colours, are wonderfullylamentable divorce under her colours are wonderfullyCym I.v.18
to extend him, be it but to fortifie her iudgement,to extend him; be it but to fortify her judgement,Cym I.v.19
which else an easie battery might lay flat, forwhich else an easy battery might lay flat, forCym I.v.20
taking a Begger without lesse quality. But how comestaking a beggar without less quality. But how comesCym I.v.21
it, he is to soiourne with you? How creepesit he is to sojourn with you? How creepsCym I.v.22
acquaintance?acquaintance?Cym I.v.23
Can we with manners, aske what was the difference?Can we with manners ask what was the difference?Cym I.v.50
That Lady is not now liuing; or this GentlemansThat lady is not now living; or this gentleman'sCym I.v.60
opinion by this, worne out.opinion, by this, worn out.Cym I.v.61
You must not so farre preferre her, 'fore ours of Italy.You must not so far prefer her 'fore ours of Italy.Cym I.v.63
As faire, and as good: a kind of hand in handAs fair, and as good – a kind of hand-in-handCym I.v.67
comparison, had beene something too faire, and too goodcomparison – had been something too fair, and too goodCym I.v.68
for any Lady in Britanie; if she went before others. Ifor any lady in Britany. If she went before others ICym I.v.69
haue seene as that Diamond of yours out-lusters manyhave seen, as that diamond of yours outlustres manyCym 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 thatCym I.v.72
is, nor you the Lady.is, nor you the lady.Cym I.v.73
What do you esteeme it at?What do you esteem it at?Cym I.v.75
Either your vnparagon'd Mistirs is dead, or she'sEither your unparagoned mistress is dead, or she'sCym I.v.77
out-priz'd by a trifle.outprized by a trifle.Cym I.v.78
Which the Gods haue giuen you?Which the gods have given you?Cym I.v.83
You may weare her in title yours: but you know You may wear her in title yours: but you knowCym I.v.85
strange Fowle light vpon neighbouring Ponds. Yourstrange fowl light upon neighbouring ponds. YourCym I.v.86
Ring may be stolne too, so your brace of vnprizeablering may be stolen too: so your brace of unprizableCym I.v.87
Estimations, the one is but fraile, and the other Casuall;.estimations, the one is but frail and the other casual;Cym I.v.88
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
With fiue times so much conuersation, I should getWith five times so much conversation, I should getCym I.v.100
ground of your faire Mistris; make her go backe,ground of your fair mistress; make her go back,Cym I.v.101
euen to the yeilding, had I admittance, and opportunitieeven to the yielding, had I admittance, and opportunityCym I.v.102
to friend.to friend.Cym I.v.103
I dare thereupon pawne the moytie of my Estate, toI dare thereupon pawn the moiety of my estate, toCym I.v.105
your Ring, which in my opinion o're-values it something:your ring, which in my opinion o'ervalues it something:Cym I.v.106
but I make my wager rather against yourbut I make my wager rather against yourCym I.v.107
Confidence, then her Reputation. And to barre yourconfidence than her reputation. And to bar yourCym I.v.108
offence heerein to, I durst attempt it against anyoffence herein too, I durst attempt it against anyCym I.v.109
Lady in the world.lady in the world.Cym I.v.110
What's that?What's that?Cym I.v.114
Would I had put my Estate, and my Neighbors onWould I had put my estate and my neighbour's onCym I.v.120
th'approbation of what I haue spoke.th' approbation of what I have spoke!Cym I.v.121
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,Cym I.v.124
commend me to the Court where your Lady is, withcommend me to the court where your lady is, withCym I.v.125
no more aduantage then the opportunitie of ano more advantage than the opportunity of aCym I.v.126
second conference, and I will bring from thence, thatsecond conference, and I will bring from thenceCym 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
You are a Friend, and there in the wiser: if you buyYou are a friend, and therein the wiser. If you buyCym I.v.131
Ladies flesh at a Million a Dram, you cannot preseureladies' flesh at a million a dram, you cannot preserveCym I.v.132
it from tainting; but I see you haue some Religion init from tainting; but I see you have some religion inCym I.v.133
you, that you feare.you, that you fear.Cym I.v.134
I am the Master of my speeches, and would vnder-goI am the master of my speeches, and would undergoCym I.v.137
what's spoken, I sweare.what's spoken, I swear.Cym I.v.138
By the Gods it is one: if I bring you no sufficientBy the gods, it is one. If I bring you no sufficientCym I.v.145
testimony that I haue enioy'd the deerest bodilytestimony that I have enjoyed the dearest bodilyCym I.v.146
part of your Mistris: my ten thousand Duckets arepart of your mistress, my ten thousand ducats areCym I.v.147
yours, so is your Diamond too: if I come off, andyours, so is your diamond too: if I come off, andCym I.v.148
leaue her in such honour as you haue trust in; Sheeleave her in such honour as you have trust in, sheCym 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 moreCym I.v.151
free entertainment.free entertainment.Cym I.v.152
Your hand, a Couenant: wee will haue these things Your hand, a covenant: we will have these thingsCym I.v.162
set downe by lawfull Counsell, and straight away forset down by lawful counsel, and straight away forCym I.v.163
Britaine, least the Bargaine should catch colde, andBritain, lest the bargain should catch cold andCym I.v.164
sterue: I will fetch my Gold, and haue our twostarve. I will fetch my gold, and have our twoCym I.v.165
Wagers recorded.wagers recorded.Cym I.v.166
Change you, Madam:Change you, madam:Cym I.vii.11.2
The Worthy Leonatus is in safety,The worthy Leonatus is in safety,Cym I.vii.12
And greetes your Highnesse deerely.And greets your highness dearly.Cym I.vii.13.1
All of her, that is out of doore, most rich:All of her that is out of door most rich!Cym I.vii.15
If she be furnish'd with a mind so rareIf she be furnished with a mind so rare,Cym I.vii.16
She is alone th'Arabian-Bird; and IShe is alone th' Arabian bird; and ICym I.vii.17
Haue lost the wager. Boldnesse be my Friend:Have lost the wager. Boldness be my friend!Cym I.vii.18
Arme me Audacitie from head to foote,Arm me, Audacity, from head to foot,Cym I.vii.19
Orlike the Parthian I shall flying fight,Or like the Parthian I shall flying fight;Cym I.vii.20
Rather directly fly.Rather, directly fly.Cym I.vii.21
Thankes fairest Lady:Thanks, fairest lady. – Cym I.vii.31.2
What are men mad? Hath Nature giuen them eyesWhat! Are men mad? Hath nature given them eyesCym I.vii.32
To see this vaulted Arch, and the rich CropTo see this vaulted arch, and the rich cropCym I.vii.33
Of Sea and Land, which can distinguish 'twixtOf sea and land, which can distinguish 'twixtCym I.vii.34
The firie Orbes aboue, and the twinn'd StonesThe fiery orbs above, and the twinned stonesCym I.vii.35
Vpon the number'd Beach, and can we notUpon the numbered beach, and can we notCym I.vii.36
Partition make with Spectales so pretiousPartition make with spectacles so preciousCym I.vii.37
Twixt faire, and foule?'Twixt fair, and foul?Cym I.vii.38.1
It cannot be i'th'eye: for Apes, and MonkeysIt cannot be i'th' eye: for apes and monkeys,Cym I.vii.39
'Twixt two such She's, would chatter this way, and'Twixt two such shes, would chatter this way, andCym I.vii.40
Contemne with mowes the other. Nor i'th'iudgment:Contemn with mows the other. Nor i'the judgement:Cym I.vii.41
For Idiots in this case of fauour, wouldFor idiots in this case of favour, wouldCym I.vii.42
Be wisely definit: Nor i'th'Appetite.Be wisely definite: nor i'th' appetite.Cym I.vii.43
Sluttery to such neate Excellence, oppos'dSluttery, to such neat excellence opposedCym I.vii.44
Should make desire vomit emptinesse,Should make desire vomit emptiness,Cym I.vii.45
Not so allur'd to feed.Not so allured to feed.Cym I.vii.46
The Cloyed will:The cloyed will – Cym I.vii.47.2
That satiate yet vnsatisfi'd desire, that TubThat satiate yet unsatisfied desire, that tubCym I.vii.48
Both fill'd and running: Rauening first the Lambe,Both filled and running – ravening first the lamb,Cym I.vii.49
Longs after for the Garbage.Longs after for the garbage.Cym I.vii.50.1
Thanks Madam well:Thanks madam, well:Cym I.vii.51.2
Beseech you Sir,(to Pisanio) Beseech you sir,Cym I.vii.52
Desire my Man's abode, where I did leaue him:Desire my man's abode where I did leave him:Cym I.vii.53
He's strange and peeuish.He's strange and peevish.Cym I.vii.54.1
Well, Madam.Well, madam.Cym I.vii.57
Exceeding pleasant: none a stranger there,Exceeding pleasant: none a stranger there,Cym I.vii.59
So merry, and so gamesome: he is call'dSo merry and so gamesome: he is calledCym I.vii.60
The Britaine Reueller.The Briton reveller.Cym I.vii.61.1
I neuer saw him sad.I never saw him sad.Cym I.vii.63.2
There is a Frenchman his Companion, oneThere is a Frenchman his companion, oneCym I.vii.64
An eminent Monsieur, that it seemes much louesAn eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much lovesCym I.vii.65
A Gallian-Girle at home. He furnacesA Gallian girl at home. He furnacesCym I.vii.66
The thicke sighes from him; whiles the iolly Britaine,The thick sighs from him; whiles the jolly Briton – Cym I.vii.67
(Your Lord I meane) laughes from's free lungs: cries oh,Your lord, I mean – laughs from's free lungs: cries ‘ O,Cym I.vii.68
Can my sides hold, to think that man who knowesCan my sides hold, to think that man, who knowsCym I.vii.69
By History, Report, or his owne proofeBy history, report, or his own proof,Cym I.vii.70
What woman is, yea what she cannot chooseWhat woman is, yea what she cannot chooseCym I.vii.71
But must be: will's free houres languish: / ForBut must be, will's free hours languish forCym I.vii.72
assured bondage?Assured bondage?’Cym I.vii.73.1
I Madam, with his eyes in flood with laughter,Ay, madam, with his eyes in flood with laughter:Cym I.vii.74
It is a Recreation to be byIt is a recreation to be byCym I.vii.75
And heare him mocke the Frenchman: / But Heauen's knowAnd hear him mock the Frenchman: but heavens knowCym I.vii.76
some men are much too blame.Some men are much to blame.Cym I.vii.77.1
Not he: But yet Heauen's bounty towards him, mightNot he: but yet heaven's bounty towards him mightCym I.vii.78
Be vs'd more thankfully. In himselfe 'tis much;Be used more thankfully. In himself 'tis much;Cym I.vii.79
In you, which I account his beyond all Talents.In you, which I account his, beyond all talents.Cym I.vii.80
Whil'st I am bound to wonder, I am boundWhilst I am bound to wonder, I am boundCym I.vii.81
To pitty too.To pity too.Cym I.vii.82.1
Two Creatures heartyly.Two creatures heartily.Cym I.vii.83.1
Lamentable: whatLamentable! WhatCym I.vii.85.2
To hide me from the radiant Sun, and solaceTo hide me from the radiant sun, and solaceCym I.vii.86
I'th'Dungeon by a Snuffe.I'th' dungeon by a snuff?Cym I.vii.87.1
That others do,That others do – Cym I.vii.90
(I was about to say) enioy your--- butI was about to say – enjoy your – ButCym I.vii.91
It is an office of the Gods to venge it,It is an office of the gods to venge it,Cym I.vii.92
Not mine to speake on't.Not mine to speak on't.Cym I.vii.93.1
Had I this cheekeHad I this cheekCym I.vii.99.2
To bathe my lips vpon: this hand, whose touch,To bathe my lips upon: this hand, whose touch – Cym I.vii.100
(Whose euery touch) would force the Feelers souleWhose every touch – would force the feeler's soulCym I.vii.101
To'th'oath of loyalty. This obiect, whichTo th' oath of loyalty: this object, whichCym I.vii.102
Takes prisoner the wild motion of mine eye,Takes prisoner the wild motion of mine eye,Cym I.vii.103
Fiering it onely heere, should I (damn'd then)Fixing it only here; should I – damned then – Cym I.vii.104
Slauuer with lippes as common as the stayresSlaver with lips as common as the stairsCym I.vii.105
That mount the Capitoll: Ioyne gripes, with handsThat mount the Capitol: join gripes, with handsCym I.vii.106
Made hard with hourely falshood (falshood asMade hard with hourly falsehood – falsehood, asCym I.vii.107
With labour:) then by peeping in an eyeWith labour – then by-peeping in an eyeCym I.vii.108
Base and illustrious as the smoakie lightBase and illustrous as the smoky lightCym I.vii.109
That's fed with stinking Tallow: it were fitThat's fed with stinking tallow: it were fitCym I.vii.110
That all the plagues of Hell should at one timeThat all the plagues of hell should at one timeCym I.vii.111
Encounter such reuolt.Encounter such revolt.Cym I.vii.112.1
And himselfe, not IAnd himself. Not I,Cym I.vii.113.2
Inclin'd to this intelligence, pronounceInclined to this intelligence, pronounceCym I.vii.114
The Beggery of his change: but 'tis your Graces'The beggary of his change: but 'tis your gracesCym I.vii.115
That from my mutest Conscience, to my tongue,That from my mutest conscience to my tongueCym I.vii.116
Charmes this report out.Charms this report out.Cym I.vii.117.1
O deerest Soule: your Cause doth strike my hartO dearest soul: your cause doth strike my heartCym I.vii.118
With pitty, that doth make me sicke. A LadyWith pity that doth make me sick! A ladyCym I.vii.119
So faire, and fasten'd to an EmperieSo fair, and fastened to an emperyCym I.vii.120
Would make the great'st King double, to be partner'dWould make the great'st king double, to be partneredCym I.vii.121
With Tomboyes hyr'd, with that selfe exhibitionWith tomboys hired with that self exhibitionCym I.vii.122
Which your owne Coffers yeeld: with diseas'd venturesWhich your own coffers yield! with diseased ventures,Cym I.vii.123
That play with all Infirmities for Gold,That play with all infirmities for goldCym I.vii.124
Which rottennesse can lend Nature. Such boyl'd stuffeWhich rottenness can lend Nature! Such boiled stuffCym I.vii.125
As well might poyson Poyson. Be reueng'd,As well might poison poison! Be revenged,Cym I.vii.126
Or she that bore you, was no Queene, and youOr she that bore you was no queen, and youCym I.vii.127
Recoyle from your great Stocke.Recoil from your great stock.Cym I.vii.128.1
Should he make meShould he make meCym I.vii.132.2
Liue like Diana's Priest, betwixt cold sheets,Live like Diana's priest, betwixt cold sheets,Cym I.vii.133
Whiles he is vaulting variable RampesWhiles he is vaulting variable ramps,Cym I.vii.134
In your despight, vpon your purse: reuenge it.In your despite, upon your purse – Revenge it.Cym I.vii.135
I dedicate my selfe to your sweet pleasure,I dedicate myself to your sweet pleasure,Cym I.vii.136
More Noble then that runnagate to your bed,More noble than that runagate to your bed,Cym I.vii.137
And will continue fast to your Affection,And will continue fast to your affection,Cym I.vii.138
Still close, as sure.Still close as sure.Cym I.vii.139.1
Let me my seruice tender on your lippes.Let me my service tender on your lips.Cym I.vii.140
O happy Leonatus I may say,O happy Leonatus! I may say:Cym I.vii.156
The credit that thy Lady hath of theeThe credit that thy lady hath of theeCym I.vii.157
Deserues thy trust, and thy most perfect goodnesseDeserves thy trust, and thy most perfect goodnessCym I.vii.158
Her assur'd credit. Blessed liue you long,Her assured credit. Blessed live you long!Cym I.vii.159
A Lady to the worthiest Sir, that euerA lady to the worthiest sir that everCym I.vii.160
Country call'd his; and you his Mistris, onelyCountry called his; and you, his mistress, onlyCym I.vii.161
For the most worthiest fit. Giue me your pardon,For the most worthiest fit. Give me your pardon.Cym I.vii.162
I haue spoke this to know if your AffianceI have spoke this to know if your affianceCym I.vii.163
Were deeply rooted, and shall make your Lord,Were deeply rooted, and shall make your lordCym I.vii.164
That which he is, new o're: And he is oneThat which he is, new o'er: and he is oneCym I.vii.165
The truest manner'd: such a holy Witch,The truest mannered: such a holy witchCym I.vii.166
That he enchants Societies into him:That he enchants societies into him:Cym I.vii.167
Halfe all men hearts are his.Half all men's hearts are his.Cym I.vii.168.1
He sits 'mongst men, like a defended God;He sits 'mongst men like a descended god;Cym I.vii.169
He hath a kinde of Honor sets him off,He hath a kind of honour sets him off,Cym I.vii.170
More then a mortall seeming. Be not angrieMore than a mortal seeming. Be not angry,Cym I.vii.171
(Most mighty Princesse) that I haue aduentur'dMost mighty princess, that I have adventuredCym I.vii.172
To try your taking of a false report, which hathTo try your taking of a false report, which hathCym I.vii.173
Honour'd with confirmation your great Iudgement,Honoured with confirmation your great judgementCym I.vii.174
In the election of a Sir, so rare,In the election of a sir so rare,Cym I.vii.175
Which you know, cannot erre. The loue I beare him,Which you know cannot err. The love I bear himCym I.vii.176
Made me to fan you thus, but the Gods made youMade me to fan you thus, but the gods made you – Cym I.vii.177
(Vnlike all others) chaffelesse. Pray your pardon.Unlike all others – chaffless. Pray, your pardon.Cym I.vii.178
My humble thankes: I had almost forgotMy humble thanks. I had almost forgotCym I.vii.180
T'intreat your Grace, but in a small request,T' entreat your grace, but in a small request,Cym I.vii.181
And yet of moment too, for it concernes:And yet of moment too, for it concerns:Cym I.vii.182
Your Lord, my selfe, and other Noble FriendsYour lord, myself, and other noble friendsCym I.vii.183
Are partners in the businesse.Are partners in the business.Cym I.vii.184.1
Some dozen Romanes of vs, and your LordSome dozen Romans of us and your lord – Cym I.vii.185
(The best Feather of our wing) haue mingled summesThe best feather of our wing – have mingled sumsCym I.vii.186
To buy a Present for the Emperor:To buy a present for the emperor:Cym I.vii.187
Which I (the Factor for the rest) haue doneWhich I – the factor for the rest – have doneCym I.vii.188
In France: 'tis Plate of rare deuice, and IewelsIn France: 'tis plate of rare device, and jewelsCym I.vii.189
Of rich, and exquisite forme, their valewes great,Of rich and exquisite form, their values great,Cym I.vii.190
And I am something curious, being strangeAnd I am something curious, being strange,Cym I.vii.191
To haue them in safe stowage: May it please youTo have them in safe stowage: may it please youCym I.vii.192
To take them in protection.To take them in protection?Cym I.vii.193.1
They are in a TrunkeThey are in a trunk,Cym I.vii.196.2
Attended by my men: I will make boldAttended by my men: I will make boldCym I.vii.197
To send them to you, onely for this night:To send them to you, only for this night:Cym I.vii.198
I must aboord to morrow.I must abroad tomorrow.Cym I.vii.199.1
Yes I beseech: or I shall short my wordYes, I beseech: or I shall short my wordCym I.vii.200
By length'ning my returne. From Gallia,By length'ning my return. From GalliaCym I.vii.201
I crost the Seas on purpose, and on promiseI crossed the seas on purpose and on promiseCym I.vii.202
To see your Grace.To see your grace.Cym I.vii.203.1
O I must Madam.O, I must, madam.Cym I.vii.204.2
Therefore I shall beseech you, if you pleaseTherefore I shall beseech you, if you pleaseCym I.vii.205
To greet your Lord with writing, doo't to night,To greet your lord with writing, do't tonight:Cym I.vii.206
I haue out-stood my time, which is materiallI have outstood my time, which is materialCym I.vii.207
To'th'tender of our Present.To th' tender of our present.Cym I.vii.208.1
The Crickets sing, and mans ore-labor'd senseThe crickets sing, and man's o'er-laboured senseCym II.ii.11
Repaires it selfe by rest: Our Tarquine thusRepairs itself by rest. Our Tarquin thusCym II.ii.12
Did softly presse the Rushes, ere he waken'dDid softly press the rushes, ere he wakenedCym II.ii.13
The Chastitie he wounded. Cytherea,The chastity he wounded. Cytherea,Cym II.ii.14
How brauely thou becom'st thy Bed; fresh Lilly,How bravely thou becom'st thy bed! Fresh lily,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,Cym II.ii.17
How deerely they doo't: 'Tis her breathing thatHow dearly they do't: 'tis her breathing thatCym II.ii.18
Perfumes the Chamber thus: the Flame o'th'TaperPerfumes the chamber thus: the flame o'th' taperCym II.ii.19
Bowes toward her, and would vnder-peepe her lids.Bows toward her, and would under-peep her lids,Cym II.ii.20
To see th'inclosed Lights, now CanopiedTo see th' enclosed lights, now canopiedCym II.ii.21
Vnder these windowes, White and Azure lac'dUnder these windows, white and azure lacedCym II.ii.22
With Blew of Heauens owne tinct. But my designe.With blue of heaven's own tinct. But my design.Cym II.ii.23
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, suchCym II.ii.25
Th'adornement of her Bed; the Arras, Figures,Th' adornment of her bed; the arras, figures,Cym II.ii.26
Why such, and such: and the Contents o'th'Story.Why, such, and such; and the contents o'th' story.Cym II.ii.27
Ah, but some naturall notes about her Body,Ah, but some natural notes about her bodyCym II.ii.28
Aboue ten thousand meaner MoueablesAbove ten thousand meaner moveablesCym II.ii.29
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,Cym II.ii.31
And be her Sense but as a Monument,And be her sense but as a monument,Cym II.ii.32
Thus in a Chappell lying. Come off, come off;Thus in a chapel lying. Come off, come off;Cym II.ii.33
As slippery as the Gordian-knot was hard.As slippery as the Gordian knot was hard.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,Cym II.ii.36
To'th'madding of her Lord. On her left brestTo th' madding of her lord. On her left breastCym II.ii.37
A mole Cinque-spotted: Like the Crimson dropsA mole cinque-spotted: like the crimson dropsCym II.ii.38
I'th'bottome of a Cowslippe. Heere's a Voucher,I'th' bottom of a cowslip. Here's a voucher,Cym II.ii.39
Stronger then euer Law could make; this SecretStronger than ever law could make; this secretCym 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'enCym 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 downCym II.ii.45
Where Philomele gaue vp. I haue enough,Where Philomel gave up. I have enough:Cym II.ii.46
To'th'Truncke againe, and shut the spring of it.To th' trunk again, and shut the spring of it.Cym II.ii.47
Swift, swift, you Dragons of the night, that dawningSwift, swift, you dragons of the night, that dawningCym 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
One, two, three: time, time. One, two, three: time, time!Cym II.ii.51
Your Lady,Your lady,Cym II.iv.31.2
Is one of the fayrest that I haue look'd vponIs one the fairest that I have looked upon – Cym II.iv.32
Heere are Letters for you.Here are letters for you.Cym II.iv.35.2
'Tis very like.'Tis very like.Cym II.iv.36.2
He was expected then,He was expected then,Cym II.iv.38.2
But not approach'd.But not approached.Cym II.iv.39.1
If I haue lost it,If I have lost it,Cym II.iv.41.2
I should haue lost the worth of it in Gold,I should have lost the worth of it in gold – Cym II.iv.42
Ile make a iourney twice as farre, t'enioyI'll make a journey twice as far, t' enjoyCym II.iv.43
A second night of such sweet shortnesse, whichA second night of such sweet shortness whichCym II.iv.44
Was mine in Britaine, for the Ring is wonne.Was mine in Britain; for the ring is won.Cym II.iv.45
Not a whit,Not a whit,Cym II.iv.46.2
Your Lady being so easy.Your lady being so easy.Cym II.iv.47.1
Good Sir, we mustGood sir, we mustCym II.iv.49.2
If you keepe Couenant: had I not broughtIf you keep covenant. Had I not broughtCym II.iv.50
The knowledge of your Mistris home, I grantThe knowledge of your mistress home, I grantCym II.iv.51
We were to question farther; but I nowWe were to question farther; but I nowCym II.iv.52
Professe my selfe the winner of her Honor,Profess myself the winner of her honour,Cym II.iv.53
Together with your Ring; and not the wrongerTogether with your ring; and not the wrongerCym II.iv.54
Of her, or you hauing proceeded butOf her or you, having proceeded butCym II.iv.55
By both your willes.By both your wills.Cym II.iv.56.1
Sir, my CircumstancesSir, my circumstances,Cym II.iv.61.2
Being so nere the Truth, as I will make them,Being so near the truth, as I will make them,Cym II.iv.62
Must first induce you to beleeue; whose strengthMust first induce you to believe; whose strengthCym II.iv.63
I will confirme with oath, which I doubt notI will confirm with oath, which I doubt notCym II.iv.64
You'l giue me leaue to spare, when you shall findeYou'll give me leave to spare, when you shall findCym II.iv.65
You neede it not.You need it not.Cym II.iv.66.1
First, her Bed-chamberFirst, her bedchamber – Cym II.iv.66.3
(Where I confesse I slept not, but professeWhere, I confess, I slept not, but professCym II.iv.67
Had that was well worth watching) it was hang'dHad that was well worth watching – it was hangedCym II.iv.68
With Tapistry of Silke, and Siluer, the StoryWith tapesty of silk and silver, the storyCym II.iv.69
Proud Cleopatra, when she met her Roman,Proud Cleopatra, when she met her Roman,Cym II.iv.70
And Sidnus swell'd aboue the Bankes, or forAnd Cydnus swelled above the banks, or forCym II.iv.71
The presse of Boates, or Pride. A peece of WorkeThe press of boats, or pride. A piece of workCym II.iv.72
So brauely done, so rich, that it did striueSo bravely done, so rich, that it did striveCym II.iv.73
In Workemanship, and Value, which I wonder'dIn workmanship and value; which I wonderedCym II.iv.74
Could be so rarely, and exactly wroughtCould be so rarely and exactly wrought,Cym II.iv.75
Since the true life on't was---Since the true life on't was – Cym II.iv.76.1
More particularsMore particularsCym II.iv.78.2
Must iustifie my knowledge.Must justify my knowledge.Cym II.iv.79.1
The ChimneyThe chimneyCym II.iv.80.2
Is South the Chamber, and the Chimney-peeceIs south the chamber, and the chimney-piece,Cym II.iv.81
Chaste Dian, bathing: neuer saw I figuresChaste Dian, bathing: never saw I figuresCym II.iv.82
So likely to report themselues; the CutterSo likely to report themselves; the cutterCym II.iv.83
Was as another Nature dumbe, out-went her,Was as another Nature, dumb; outwent her,Cym II.iv.84
Motion, and Breath left out.Motion and breath left out.Cym II.iv.85.1
The Roofe o'th'Chamber,The roof o'th' chamberCym II.iv.87.2
With golden Cherubins is fretted. Her AndironsWith golden cherubins is fretted. Her andirons – Cym II.iv.88
(I had forgot them) were two winking CupidsI had forgot them – were two winking CupidsCym II.iv.89
Of Siluer, each on one foote standing, nicelyOf silver, each on one foot standing, nicelyCym II.iv.90
Depending on their Brands.Depending on their brands.Cym II.iv.91.1
Then if you canThen, if you can,Cym II.iv.95.2
Be pale, I begge but leaue to ayre this Iewell: See,Be pale, I beg but leave to air this jewel: see!Cym II.iv.96
And now 'tis vp againe: it must be marriedAnd now 'tis up again: it must be marriedCym II.iv.97
To that your Diamond, Ile keepe them.To that your diamond, I'll keep them.Cym II.iv.98.1
Sir (I thanke her) thatSir – I thank her – that!Cym II.iv.100.2
She stript it from her Arme: I see her yet:She stripped it from her arm: I see her yet:Cym II.iv.101
Her pretty Action, did out-sell her guift,Her pretty action did outsell her gift,Cym II.iv.102
And yet enrich'd it too: she gaue it me,And yet enriched it too: she gave it me,Cym II.iv.103
And said, she priz'd it once.And said she prized it once.Cym II.iv.104.1
She writes so to you? doth shee?She writes so to you? Doth she?Cym II.iv.105.2
By Iupiter, I had it from her Arme.By Jupiter, I had it from her arm.Cym II.iv.121
If you seekeIf you seekCym II.iv.133.2
For further satisfying, vnder her BreastFor further satisfying, under her breast – Cym II.iv.134
(Worthy her pressing) lyes a Mole, right proudWorthy her pressing – lies a mole, right proudCym II.iv.135
Of that most delicate Lodging. By my lifeOf that most delicate lodging. By my life,Cym II.iv.136
I kist it, and it gaue me present hungerI kissed it, and it gave me present hungerCym II.iv.137
To feede againe, though full. You do rememberTo feed again, though full. You do rememberCym II.iv.138
This staine vpon her?This stain upon her?Cym II.iv.139.1
Will you heare more?Will you hear more?Cym II.iv.141.2
Ile be sworne.I'll be sworn – Cym II.iv.143.2
Ile deny nothing.I'll deny nothing.Cym II.iv.146.2
With all my heart.With all my heart.Cym II.iv.152.2
The heauinesse and guilt within my bosome,The heaviness and guilt within my bosomCym V.ii.1
Takes off my manhood: I haue belyed a Lady,Takes off my manhood: I have belied a lady,Cym V.ii.2
The Princesse of this Country; and the ayre on'tThe princess of this country; and the air on'tCym V.ii.3
Reuengingly enfeebles me, or could this Carle,Revengingly enfeebles me, or could this carl,Cym V.ii.4
A very drudge of Natures, haue subdu'de meA very drudge of Nature's, have subdued meCym V.ii.5
In my profession? Knighthoods, and Honors borneIn my profession? Knighthoods and honours, borneCym V.ii.6
As I weare mine) are titles but of scorne.As I wear mine, are titles but of scorn.Cym V.ii.7
If that thy Gentry (Britaine) go beforeIf that thy gentry, Britain, go beforeCym V.ii.8
This Lowt, as he exceeds our Lords, the oddesThis lout, as he exceeds our lords, the oddsCym V.ii.9
Is, that we scarse are men, and you are Goddes. Is that we scarce are men and you are gods.Cym V.ii.10
'Tis their fresh supplies.'Tis their fresh supplies.Cym V.ii.16.2
Thou'lt torture me to leaue vnspoken, thatThou'lt torture me to leave unspoken thatCym V.v.139
Which to be spoke, wou'd torture thee.Which, to be spoke, would torture thee.Cym V.v.140.1
I am glad to be constrain'd to vtter thatI am glad to be constrained to utter thatCym V.v.141
Which torments me to conceale. By VillanyWhich torments me to conceal. By villainyCym V.v.142
I got this Ring: 'twas Leonatus Iewell,I got this ring; 'twas Leonatus' jewel,Cym V.v.143
Whom thou did'st banish: and which more may greeue thee,Whom thou didst banish: and – which more may grieve thee,Cym V.v.144
As it doth me: a Nobler Sir, ne're liu'dAs it doth me – a nobler sir ne'er livedCym V.v.145
'Twixt sky and ground. Wilt thou heare more my Lord?'Twixt sky and ground. Wilt thou hear more, my lord?Cym V.v.146
That Paragon, thy daughter,That paragon, thy daughter,Cym V.v.147.2
For whom my heart drops blood, and my false spiritsFor whom my heart drops blood, and my false spiritsCym V.v.148
Quaile to remember. Giue me leaue, I faint.Quail to remember – Give me leave; I faint.Cym V.v.149
Vpon a time, vnhappy was the clockeUpon a time, unhappy was the clockCym V.v.153
That strooke the houre: it was in Rome, accurstThat struck the hour: it was in Rome, accurstCym V.v.154
The Mansion where: 'twas at a Feast, oh wouldThe mansion where: 'twas at a feast, O, wouldCym V.v.155
Our Viands had bin poyson'd (or at leastOur viands had been poisoned – or at leastCym V.v.156
Those which I heau'd to head:) the good Posthumus,Those which I heaved to head – the good Posthumus – Cym V.v.157
(What should I say? he was too good to beWhat should I say? He was too good to beCym V.v.158
Where ill men were, and was the best of allWhere ill men were, and was the best of allCym V.v.159
Among'st the rar'st of good ones) sitting sadly,Amongst the rar'st of good ones – sitting sadly,Cym V.v.160
Hearing vs praise our Loues of ItalyHearing us praise our loves of ItalyCym V.v.161
For Beauty, that made barren the swell'd boastFor beauty, that made barren the swelled boastCym V.v.162
Of him that best could speake: for Feature, lamingOf him that best could speak: for feature, lamingCym V.v.163
The Shrine of Venus, or straight-pight Minerua,The shrine of Venus, or straight-pight Minerva,Cym V.v.164
Postures, beyond breefe Nature. For Condition,Postures, beyond brief Nature. For condition,Cym V.v.165
A shop of all the qualities, that manA shop of all the qualities that manCym V.v.166
Loues woman for, besides that hooke of Wiuing,Loves woman for, besides that hook of wiving,Cym V.v.167
Fairenesse, which strikes the eye.Fairness, which strikes the eye.Cym V.v.168.1
All too soone I shall,All too soon I shall,Cym V.v.169.2
Vnlesse thou would'st greeue quickly. This Posthumus,Unless thou wouldst grieve quickly. This Posthumus,Cym V.v.170
Most like a Noble Lord, in loue, and oneMost like a noble lord in love and oneCym V.v.171
That had a Royall Louer, tooke his hint,That had a royal lover, took his hint,Cym V.v.172
And (not dispraising whom we prais'd, thereinAnd – not dispraising whom we praised, thereinCym V.v.173
He was as calme as vertue) he beganHe was as calm as virtue – he beganCym V.v.174
His Mistris picture, which, by his tongue, being made,His mistress' picture, which, by his tongue, being made,Cym V.v.175
And then a minde put in't, either our braggesAnd then a mind put in't, either our bragsCym V.v.176
Were crak'd of Kitchin-Trulles, or his descriptionWere craked of kitchen-trulls, or his descriptionCym V.v.177
Prou'd vs vnspeaking sottes.Proved us unspeaking sots.Cym V.v.178.1
Your daughters Chastity, (there it beginnes)Your daughter's chastity – there it begins – Cym V.v.179
He spake of her, as Dian had hot dreames,He spoke of her, as Dian had hot dreams,Cym V.v.180
And she alone, were cold: Whereat, I wretchAnd she alone were cold: whereat I, wretch,Cym V.v.181
Made scruple of his praise, and wager'd with himMade scruple of his praise, and wagered with himCym V.v.182
Peeces of Gold, 'gainst this, which then he worePieces of gold, 'gainst this – which he then woreCym V.v.183
Vpon his honour'd finger) to attaineUpon his honoured finger – to attainCym V.v.184
In suite the place of's bed, and winne this RingIn suit the place of's bed, and win this ringCym V.v.185
By hers, and mine Adultery: he (true Knight)By hers and mine adultery: he, true knight,Cym V.v.186
No lesser of her Honour confidentNo lesser of her honour confidentCym V.v.187
Then I did truly finde her, stakes this Ring,Than I did truly find her, stakes this ring,Cym V.v.188
And would so, had it beene a CarbuncleAnd would so, had it been a carbuncleCym V.v.189
Of Phobus Wheele; and might so safely, had itOf Phoebus' wheel; and might so safely, had itCym V.v.190
Bin all the worth of's Carre. Away to BritaineBeen all the worth of's car. Away to BritainCym V.v.191
Poste I in this designe: Well may you (Sir)Post I in this design: well may you, sir,Cym V.v.192
Remember me at Court, where I was taughtRemember me at court, where I was taughtCym V.v.193
Of your chaste Daughter, the wide differenceOf your chaste daughter the wide differenceCym V.v.194
'Twixt Amorous, and Villanous. Being thus quench'd'Twixt amorous and villainous. Being thus quenchedCym V.v.195
Of hope, not longing; mine Italian braine,Of hope, not longing, mine Italian brainCym V.v.196
Gan in your duller Britaine operateGan in your duller Britain operateCym V.v.197
Most vildely: for my vantage excellent.Most vilely: for my vantage, excellent.Cym V.v.198
And to be breefe, my practise so preuayl'dAnd to be brief, my practice so prevailed,Cym V.v.199
That I return'd with simular proofe enough,That I returned with simular proof enoughCym V.v.200
To make the Noble Leonatus mad,To make the noble Leonatus mad,Cym V.v.201
By wounding his beleefe in her Renowne,By wounding his belief in her renown,Cym V.v.202
With Tokens thus, and thus: auerring notesWith tokens thus, and thus: averring notesCym V.v.203
Of Chamber-hanging, Pictures, this her BraceletOf chamber-hanging, pictures, this her bracelet – Cym V.v.204
(Oh cunning how I got) nay some markesO cunning, how I got it! – nay, some marksCym V.v.205
Of secret on her person, that he could notOf secret on her person, that he could notCym V.v.206
But thinke her bond of Chastity quite crack'd,But think her bond of chastity quite cracked,Cym V.v.207
I hauing 'tane the forfeyt. Whereupon,I having ta'en the forfeit. Whereupon – Cym V.v.208
Me thinkes I see him now.Methinks I see him now – Cym V.v.209.1
I am downe againe:I am down again:Cym V.v.413.2
But now my heauie Conscience sinkes my knee,But now my heavy conscience sinks my knee,Cym V.v.414
As then your force did. Take that life, beseech youAs then your force did. Take that life, beseech you,Cym V.v.415
Which I so often owe: but your Ring first,Which I so often owe: but your ring first,Cym V.v.416
And heere the Bracelet of the truest PrincesseAnd here the bracelet of the truest princessCym V.v.417
That euer swore her Faith.That ever swore her faith.Cym V.v.418.1
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