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More, more, I pre'thee more.More, more, I prithee, more.AYL II.v.9
I thanke it: More, I prethee more, / I can suckeI thank it. More, I prithee, more. I can suckAYL II.v.11
melancholly out of a song, / As a Weazel suckes egges: More,melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs. More,AYL II.v.12
I pre'thee more.I prithee, more.AYL II.v.13
I do not desire you to please me, / I do desire youI do not desire you to please me, I do desire youAYL II.v.15
to sing: / Come, more, another stanzo: Cal you'em to sing. Come, more, another stanzo. Call you 'emAYL II.v.16
stanzo's?‘ stanzos ’?AYL II.v.17
Nay, I care not for their names, they owe meeNay, I care not for their names; they owe meAYL II.v.19
nothing. Wil you sing?nothing. Will you sing?AYL II.v.20
Well then, if euer I thanke any man, Ile thanke you:Well then, if ever I thank any man, I'll thank you;AYL II.v.22
but that they cal complement is like th'encounter ofbut that they call ‘ compliment ’ is like th' encounter ofAYL II.v.23
two dog-Apes. And when a man thankes me hartily,two dog-apes, and when a man thanks me heartily,AYL II.v.24
me thinkes I haue giuen him a penie, and he renders memethinks I have given him a penny and he renders meAYL II.v.25
the beggerly thankes. Come sing; and you that wil notthe beggarly thanks. Come, sing; and you that will not,AYL II.v.26
hold your tongues.hold your tongues.AYL II.v.27
And I haue bin all this day to auoid him: / He isAnd I have been all this day to avoid him. He isAYL II.v.31
too disputeable for my companie: / I thinke of as manytoo disputable for my company: I think of as manyAYL II.v.32
matters as he, but I giue / Heauen thankes, and make nomatters as he, but I give heaven thanks, and make noAYL II.v.33
boast of them. Come, warble, come.boast of them. Come, warble, come.AYL II.v.34
Altogether heere.ALL TOGETHER 
Who doth ambition shunne,Who doth ambition shun,AYL II.v.35
and loues to liue i'th Sunne:And loves to live i'th' sun,AYL II.v.36
Seeking the food he eates,Seeking the food he eats,AYL II.v.37
and pleas'd with what he gets:And pleased with what he gets:AYL II.v.38
Come hither, come hither, come hither,Come hither, come hither, come hither.AYL II.v.39
Heere shall he see.&c.Here shall he seeAYL II.v.40
No enemyAYL II.v.41
But winter and rough weather.AYL II.v.42
Ile giue you a verse to this note, / That I madeI'll give you a verse to this note, that I madeAYL II.v.43
yesterday in despight of my Inuention.yesterday in despite of my invention.AYL II.v.44
Thus it goes.Thus it goes:AYL II.v.46
If it do come to passe, If it do come to passAYL II.v.47
that any man turne Asse:That any man turn ass,AYL II.v.48
Leauing his wealth and ease,Leaving his wealth and ease,AYL II.v.49
A stubborne will to please,A stubborn will to please:AYL II.v.50
Ducdame, ducdame, ducdame:Ducdame, ducdame, ducdame.AYL II.v.51
Heere shall he see, Here shall he seeAYL II.v.52
grosse fooles as he,Gross fools as he,AYL II.v.53
And if he will come to me.An if he will come to me.AYL II.v.54
'Tis a Greeke inuocation, to call fools into a circle.'Tis a Greek invocation, to call fools into a circle.AYL II.v.56
Ile go sleepe if I can: if I cannot, Ile raile against all the I'll go sleep, if I can; if I cannot, I'll rail against all theAYL II.v.57
first borne of Egypt.first-born of Egypt.AYL II.v.58
A Foole, a foole: I met a foole i'th Forrest,A fool, a fool! I met a fool i'th' forest,AYL II.vii.12
A motley Foole (a miserable world:)A motley fool – a miserable world! – AYL II.vii.13
As I do liue by foode, I met a foole,As I do live by food, I met a fool,AYL II.vii.14
Who laid him downe, and bask'd him in the Sun,Who laid him down, and basked him in the sun,AYL II.vii.15
And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good termes,And railed on Lady Fortune in good terms,AYL II.vii.16
In good set termes, and yet a motley foole.In good set terms, and yet a motley fool.AYL II.vii.17
Good morrow foole (quoth I:) no Sir, quoth he,‘ Good morrow, fool,’ quoth I. ‘ No, sir,’ quoth he,AYL II.vii.18
Call me not foole, till heauen hath sent me fortune,‘ Call me not fool till heaven hath sent me fortune.’AYL II.vii.19
And then he drew a diall from his poake,And then he drew a dial from his poke,AYL II.vii.20
And looking on it, with lacke-lustre eye,And looking on it, with lack-lustre eye,AYL II.vii.21
Sayes, very wisely, it is ten a clocke:Says, very wisely, ‘ It is ten o'clock.’AYL II.vii.22
Thus we may see (quoth he) how the world wagges:‘ Thus we may see,’ quoth he, ‘ how the world wags:AYL II.vii.23
'Tis but an houre agoe, since it was nine,'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine,AYL II.vii.24
And after one houre more, 'twill be eleuen,And after one hour more 'twill be eleven,AYL II.vii.25
And so from houre to houre, we ripe, and ripe,And so from hour to hour we ripe, and ripe,AYL II.vii.26
And then from houre to houre, we rot, and rot,And then from hour to hour we rot, and rot,AYL II.vii.27
And thereby hangs a tale. When I did heareAnd thereby hangs a tale.’ When I did hearAYL II.vii.28
The motley Foole, thus morall on the time,The motley fool thus moral on the time,AYL II.vii.29
My Lungs began to crow like Chanticleere,My lungs began to crow like ChanticleerAYL II.vii.30
That Fooles should be so deepe contemplatiue:That fools should be so deep-contemplative;AYL II.vii.31
And I did laugh, sans intermissionAnd I did laugh, sans intermission,AYL II.vii.32
An houre by his diall. Oh noble foole,An hour by his dial. O noble fool!AYL II.vii.33
A worthy foole: Motley's the onely weare.A worthy fool: motley's the only wear!AYL II.vii.34
O worthie Foole: One that hath bin a CourtierA worthy fool: one that hath been a courtier,AYL II.vii.36
And sayes, if Ladies be but yong, and faire,And says, if ladies be but young and fair,AYL II.vii.37
They haue the gift to know it: and in his braiue,They have the gift to know it: and in his brain,AYL II.vii.38
Which is as drie as the remainder bisketWhich is as dry as the remainder biscuitAYL II.vii.39
After a voyage: He hath strange places cram'dAfter a voyage, he hath strange places crammedAYL II.vii.40
With obseruation, the which he ventsWith observation, the which he ventsAYL II.vii.41
In mangled formes. O that I were a foole,In mangled forms. O that I were a fool!AYL II.vii.42
I am ambitious for a motley coat.I am ambitious for a motley coat.AYL II.vii.43
It is my onely suite,It is my only suitAYL II.vii.44.2
Prouided that you weed your better iudgementsProvided that you weed your better judgementsAYL II.vii.45
Of all opinion that growes ranke in them,Of all opinion that grows rank in themAYL II.vii.46
That I am wise. I must haue libertyThat I am wise. I must have libertyAYL II.vii.47
Wiithall, as large a Charter as the winde,Withal, as large a charter as the wind,AYL II.vii.48
To blow on whom I please, for so fooles haue:To blow on whom I please, for so fools have;AYL II.vii.49
And they that are most gauled with my folly,And they that are most galled with my follyAYL II.vii.50
They most must laugh: And why sir must they so?They most must laugh. And why, sir, must they so?AYL II.vii.51
The why is plaine, as way to Parish Church:The why is plain as way to parish church.AYL II.vii.52
Hee, that a Foole doth very wisely hit,He that a fool doth very wisely hitAYL II.vii.53
Doth very foolishly, although he smartDoth very foolishly, although he smart,AYL II.vii.54
Seeme senselesse of the bob. If not,Not to seem senseless of the bob: if not,AYL II.vii.55
The Wise-mans folly is anathomiz'dThe wise man's folly is anatomizedAYL II.vii.56
Euen by the squandring glances of the foole.Even by the squandering glances of the fool.AYL II.vii.57
Inuest me in my motley: Giue me leaueInvest me in my motley; give me leaveAYL II.vii.58
To speake my minde, and I will through and throughTo speak my mind, and I will through and throughAYL II.vii.59
Cleanse the foule bodie of th'infected world,Cleanse the foul body of th' infected world,AYL II.vii.60
If they will patiently receiue my medicine.If they will patiently receive my medicine.AYL II.vii.61
What, for a Counter, would I do, but good?What, for a counter, would I do, but good?AYL II.vii.63
Why who cries out on pride,Why, who cries out on prideAYL II.vii.70
That can therein taxe any priuate party:That can therein tax any private party?AYL II.vii.71
Doth it not flow as hugely as the Sea,Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea,AYL II.vii.72
Till that the wearie verie meanes do ebbe.Till that the weary very means do ebb?AYL II.vii.73
What woman in the Citie do I name,What woman in the city do I nameAYL II.vii.74
When that I say the City woman bearesWhen that I say the city woman bearsAYL II.vii.75
The cost of Princes on vnworthy shoulders?The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders?AYL II.vii.76
Who can come in, and say that I meane her,Who can come in and say that I mean herAYL II.vii.77
When such a one as shee, such is her neighbor?When such a one as she, such is her neighbour?AYL II.vii.78
Or what is he of basest function,Or what is he of basest function,AYL II.vii.79
That sayes his brauerie is not on my cost,That says his bravery is not on my cost,AYL II.vii.80
Thinking that I meane him, but therein suitesThinking that I mean him, but therein suitsAYL II.vii.81
His folly to the mettle of my speech,His folly to the mettle of my speech?AYL II.vii.82
There then, how then, what then, let me see whereinThere then, how then, what then? Let me see whereinAYL II.vii.83
My tongue hath wrong'd him: if it do him right,My tongue hath wronged him: if it do him right,AYL II.vii.84
Then he hath wrong'd himselfe: if he be free,Then he hath wronged himself; if he be free,AYL II.vii.85
why then my taxing like a wild-goose fliesWhy then my taxing like a wild goose flies,AYL II.vii.86
Vnclaim'd of any. man But who come here?Unclaimed of any man. But who come here?AYL II.vii.87
Why I haue eate none yet.Why, I have eat none yet.AYL II.vii.89
Of what kinde should this Cocke come of?Of what kind should this cock come of?AYL II.vii.91
And you will not be answer'd with reason, I must An you will not be answered with reason, I mustAYL II.vii.101
dye.die.AYL II.vii.102
All the world's a stage,All the world's a stage,AYL II.vii.140.2
And all the men and women, meerely Players;And all the men and women merely players;AYL II.vii.141
They haue their Exits and their Entrances,They have their exits and their entrances,AYL II.vii.142
And one man in his time playes many parts,And one man in his time plays many parts,AYL II.vii.143
His Acts being seuen ages. At first the Infant,His Acts being seven ages. At first the infant,AYL II.vii.144
Mewling, and puking in the Nurses armes:Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;AYL II.vii.145
Then, the whining Schoole-boy with his SatchellThen, the whining schoolboy, with his satchelAYL II.vii.146
And shining morning face, creeping like snaileAnd shining morning face, creeping like snailAYL II.vii.147
Vnwillingly to schoole. And then the Louer,Unwillingly to school; and then the lover,AYL II.vii.148
Sighing like Furnace, with a wofull balladSighing like furnace, with a woeful balladAYL II.vii.149
Made to his Mistresse eye-brow. Then, a Soldier,Made to his mistress' eyebrow; then, a soldier,AYL II.vii.150
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the Pard,Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,AYL II.vii.151
Ielous in honor, sodaine, and quicke in quarrell,Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,AYL II.vii.152
Seeking the bubble ReputationSeeking the bubble reputationAYL II.vii.153
Euen in the Canons mouth: And then, the IusticeEven in the cannon's mouth; and then, the justice,AYL II.vii.154
In faire round belly, with good Capon lin'd,In fair round belly, with good capon lined,AYL II.vii.155
With eyes seuere, and beard of formall cut,With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,AYL II.vii.156
Full of wise sawes, and moderne instances,Full of wise saws and modern instances,AYL II.vii.157
And so he playes his part. The sixt age shiftsAnd so he plays his part; the sixth age shiftsAYL II.vii.158
Into the leane and slipper'd Pantaloone,Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,AYL II.vii.159
With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side,With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,AYL II.vii.160
His youthfull hose well sau'd, a world too wide,His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wideAYL II.vii.161
For his shrunke shanke, and his bigge manly voice,For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,AYL II.vii.162
Turning againe toward childish trebble pipes,Turning again toward childish treble, pipesAYL II.vii.163
And whistles in his sound. Last Scene of all,And whistles in his sound; last Scene of all,AYL II.vii.164
That ends this strange euentfull historie,That ends this strange eventful history,AYL II.vii.165
Is second childishnesse, and meere obliuion,Is second childishness, and mere oblivion,AYL II.vii.166
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans euery thing.Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.AYL II.vii.167
I thanke you for your company, but good faithI thank you for your company, but, good faith,AYL III.ii.246
I had as liefe haue beene my selfe alone.I had as lief have been myself alone.AYL III.ii.247
God buy you, let's meet as little as we can.God buy you, let's meet as little as we can.AYL III.ii.250
I pray you marre no more trees vvith Writing / Loue-songsI pray you, mar no more trees with writing love-songsAYL III.ii.252
in their barkes.in their barks.AYL III.ii.253
Rosalinde is your loues name?Rosalind is your love's name?AYL III.ii.256
I do not like her name.I do not like her name.AYL III.ii.258
What stature is she of?What stature is she of?AYL III.ii.261
You are ful of prety answers: haue you not binYou are full of pretty answers: have you not beenAYL III.ii.263
acquainted with goldsmiths wiues, & cond thẽacquainted with goldsmiths' wives, and conned themAYL III.ii.264
out of ringsout of rings?AYL III.ii.265
You haue a nimble wit; I thinke 'twas made ofYou have a nimble wit; I think 'twas made ofAYL III.ii.268
Attalanta's heeles. Will you sitte downe with me, and wee two,Atalanta's heels. Will you sit down with me, and we twoAYL III.ii.269
will raile against our Mistris the world, and all ourwill rail against our mistress the world, and all ourAYL III.ii.270
miserie.misery?AYL III.ii.271
The worst fault you haue, is to be in loue.The worst fault you have is to be in love.AYL III.ii.274
By my troth, I was seeking for a Foole, when IBy my troth, I was seeking for a fool when IAYL III.ii.277
found you.found you.AYL III.ii.278
There I shal see mine owne figure.There I shall see mine own figure.AYL III.ii.281
Ile tarrie no longer with you, farewell good I'll tarry no longer with you. Farewell, goodAYL III.ii.283
signior Loue.Signor Love.AYL III.ii.284
O knowledge ill inhabited, worse then Ioue O knowledge ill-inhabited, worse than JoveAYL III.iii.8
in a thatch'd house.in a thatched house!AYL III.iii.9
A materiall foole. A material fool!AYL III.iii.29
I would faine see this meeting. I would fain see this meeting.AYL III.iii.42
Proceed, proceede: Ile giue her. Proceed, proceed; I'll give her.AYL III.iii.66
Wil you be married, Motley?Will you be married, motley?AYL III.iii.71
And wil you (being a man of your breeding) beAnd will you, being a man of your breeding, beAYL III.iii.75
married vnder a bush like a begger? Get you to church,married under a bush like a beggar? Get you to church,AYL III.iii.76
and haue a good Priest that can tel you what marriageand have a good priest that can tell you what marriageAYL III.iii.77
is, this fellow wil but ioyne you together, as they ioyneis. This fellow will but join you together as they joinAYL III.iii.78
Wainscot, then one of you wil proue a shrunke pannell, andwainscot; then one of you will prove a shrunk panel and,AYL III.iii.79
like greene timber, warpe, warpe.like green timber, warp, warp.AYL III.iii.80
Goe thou with mee, / And let me counsel thee.Go thou with me, and let me counsel thee.AYL III.iii.85
I prethee, pretty youth, let me better acquaintedI prithee, pretty youth, let me be better acquaintedAYL IV.i.1
with thee.with thee.AYL IV.i.2
I am so: I doe loue it better then laughing.I am so: I do love it better than laughing.AYL IV.i.4
Why, 'tis good to be sad and say nothing.Why, 'tis good to be sad and say nothing.AYL IV.i.8
I haue neither the Schollers melancholy, which isI have neither the scholar's melancholy, which isAYL IV.i.10
emulation: nor the Musitians, which is fantasticall; noremulation; nor the musician's, which is fantastical; norAYL IV.i.11
the Courtiers, which is proud: nor the Souldiers, which isthe courtier's, which is proud; nor the soldier's, which isAYL IV.i.12
ambitious: nor the Lawiers, which is politick: nor theambitious; nor the lawyer's, which is politic; nor theAYL IV.i.13
Ladies, which is nice: nor the Louers, which is all these:lady's, which is nice; nor the lover's, which is all these:AYL IV.i.14
but it is a melancholy of mine owne, compounded ofbut it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded ofAYL IV.i.15
many simples, extracted from many obiects, and indeedmany simples, extracted from many objects, and indeedAYL IV.i.16
the sundrie contemplation of my trauells, in which bythe sundry contemplation of my travels, in which myAYL IV.i.17
often rumination, wraps me in a most humorous sadnesse.often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness.AYL IV.i.18
Yes, I haue gain'd my experience.Yes, I have gained my experience.AYL IV.i.23
Nay then God buy you, and you talke in blanke verse.Nay then, God buy you, an you talk in blank verse.AYL IV.i.28
Which is he that killed the Deare?Which is he that killed the deer?AYL IV.ii.1
Let's present him to the Duke like a RomaneLet's present him to the Duke like a RomanAYL IV.ii.3
Conquerour, and it would doe well to set the Deares hornsconqueror. And it would do well to set the deer's hornsAYL IV.ii.4
vpon his head, for a branch of victory; haue you no songupon his head for a branch of victory. Have you no song,AYL IV.ii.5
Forrester for this purpose?forester, for this purpose?AYL IV.ii.6
Sing it: 'tis no matter how it bee in tune, so itSing it. 'Tis no matter how it be in tune, so itAYL IV.ii.8
make noyse enough.make noise enough.AYL IV.ii.9
There is sure another flood toward, and theseThere is sure another flood toward, and theseAYL V.iv.35
couples are comming to the Arke. Here comes a payre ofcouples are coming to the ark. Here comes a pair ofAYL V.iv.36
verie strange beasts, which in all tongues, are call'd Fooles.very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called fools.AYL V.iv.37
Good my Lord, bid him welcome: This is theGood my lord, bid him welcome: this is theAYL V.iv.39
Motley-minded Gentleman, that I haue so often met inmotley-minded gentleman that I have so often met inAYL V.iv.40
the Forrest: he hath bin a Courtier he sweares.the forest. He hath been a courtier, he swears.AYL V.iv.41
And how was that tane vp?And how was that ta'en up?AYL V.iv.47
How seuenth cause? Good my Lord, like thisHow seventh cause? – Good my lord, like thisAYL V.iv.50
fellow.fellow.AYL V.iv.51
But for the seuenth cause. How did you finde theBut for the seventh cause. How did you find theAYL V.iv.64
quarrell on the seuenth cause?quarrel on the seventh cause?AYL V.iv.65
And how oft did you say his beard was not wellAnd how oft did you say his beard was not wellAYL V.iv.80
cut?cut?AYL V.iv.81
Can you nominate in order now, the degrees of theCan you nominate in order now the degrees of theAYL V.iv.85
lye.lie?AYL V.iv.86
Is not this a rare fellow my Lord? He's as goodIs not this a rare fellow, my lord? He's as goodAYL V.iv.101
at any thing, and yet a foole.at anything, and yet a fool.AYL V.iv.102
Sir, by your patience: if I heard you rightly,Sir, by your patience. – If I heard you rightly,AYL V.iv.177
The Duke hath put on a Religious life,The Duke hath put on a religious life,AYL V.iv.178
And throwne into neglect the pompous Court.And thrown into neglect the pompous court?AYL V.iv.179
To him will I: out of these conuertites,To him will I: out of these convertitesAYL V.iv.181
There is much matter to be heard, and learn'd:There is much matter to be heard and learned.AYL V.iv.182
you to your former Honor, I bequeathYou to your former honour I bequeath:AYL V.iv.183
your patience, and your vertue, well deserues it.Your patience and your virtue well deserves it;AYL V.iv.184
you to a loue, that your true faith doth merit:You to a love that your true faith doth merit;AYL V.iv.185
you to your land, and loue, and great allies:You to your land, and love, and great allies;AYL V.iv.186
you to a long, and well-deserued bed:You to a long and well deserved bed;AYL V.iv.187
And you to wrangling, for thy louing voyageAnd you to wrangling, for thy loving voyageAYL V.iv.188
Is but for two moneths victuall'd: So to your pleasures,Is but for two months victualled. – So to your pleasures:AYL V.iv.189
I am for other, then for dancing meazures.I am for other than for dancing measures.AYL V.iv.190
To see no pastime, I: what you would haue,To see no pastime, I. What you would haveAYL V.iv.192
Ile stay to know, at your abandon'd caue. I'll stay to know at your abandoned cave.AYL V.iv.193

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