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Boy, What signe is it when a man of great spiritBoy, what sign is it when a man of great spiritLLL I.ii.1
growes melancholy?grows melancholy?LLL I.ii.2
Why? sadnesse is one and the selfe-same thingWhy, sadness is one and the selfsame thing,LLL I.ii.4
deare impe.dear imp.LLL I.ii.5
How canst thou part sadnesse and melancholyHow canst thou part sadness and melancholy,LLL I.ii.7
my tender Iuuenall?my tender juvenal?LLL I.ii.8
Why tough signeur? Why tough signeur?Why tough signor? Why tough signor?LLL I.ii.11
I spoke it tender Iuuenall, as a congruent apathaton,I spoke it, tender juvenal, as a congruent epithetonLLL I.ii.13
appertaining to thy young daies, which we mayappertaining to thy young days, which we mayLLL I.ii.14
nominate tender.nominate tender.LLL I.ii.15
Pretty and apt.Pretty and apt.LLL I.ii.18
Thou pretty because little.Thou pretty, because little.LLL I.ii.21
And therefore apt, because quicke.And therefore apt, because quick.LLL I.ii.23
In thy condigne praise.In thy condign praise.LLL I.ii.25
What? that an Eele is ingenuous.What, that an eel is ingenious?LLL I.ii.27
I doe say thou art quicke in answeres. Thou heat'st I do say thou art quick in answers. Thou heatestLLL I.ii.29
my blood.LLL I.ii.30
I loue not to be crost.I love not to be crossed.LLL I.ii.32
I haue promis'd to study iij. yeres with theI have promised to study three years with theLLL I.ii.35
Duke.Duke.LLL I.ii.36
Impossible.Impossible.LLL I.ii.38
I am ill at reckning, it fits the spirit of aI am ill at reckoning. It fitteth the spirit of aLLL I.ii.40
Tapster.tapster.LLL I.ii.41
I confesse both, they are both the varnish of aI confess both. They are both the varnish of aLLL I.ii.43
compleat man.complete man.LLL I.ii.44
It doth amount to one more then two.It doth amount to one more than two.LLL I.ii.47
True. True.LLL I.ii.49
A most fine Figure.A most fine figure!LLL I.ii.54
I will heereupon confesse I am in loue: and as it isI will hereupon confess I am in love; and as it isLLL I.ii.56
base for a Souldier to loue; so am I in loue with a basebase for a soldier to love, so am I in love with a baseLLL I.ii.57
wench. If drawing my sword against the humour ofwench. If drawing my sword against the humour ofLLL I.ii.58
affection, would deliuer mee from the reprobate thoughtaffection would deliver me from the reprobate thoughtLLL I.ii.59
of it, I would take Desire prisoner, and ransome him toof it, I would take desire prisoner, and ransom him toLLL I.ii.60
any French Courtier for a new deuis'd curtsie. I thinke any French courtier for a new-devised curtsy. I thinkLLL I.ii.61
scorne to sigh, me thinkes I should out-sweare Cupid.scorn to sigh: methinks I should outswear Cupid.LLL I.ii.62
Comfort me Boy, What great men haue beene in loue?Comfort me, boy. What great men have been in love?LLL I.ii.63
Most sweete Hercules: more authority deare Boy,Most sweet Hercules! More authority, dear boy,LLL I.ii.65
name more; and sweet my childe let them be men ofname more; and, sweet my child, let them be men ofLLL I.ii.66
good repute and carriage.good repute and carriage.LLL I.ii.67
O well-knit Sampson, strong ioynted Sampson; IO well-knit Samson! Strong-jointed Samson! ILLL I.ii.71
doe excell thee in my rapier, as much as thou didst mee indo excel thee in my rapier as much as thou didst me inLLL I.ii.72
carrying gates. I am in loue too. Who was Sampsonscarrying gates. I am in love too. Who was Samson'sLLL I.ii.73
loue my deare Moth?love, my dear Mote?LLL I.ii.74
Of what complexion?Of what complexion?LLL I.ii.76
Tell me precisely of what complexion?Tell me precisely of what complexion.LLL I.ii.79
Is that one of the foure complexions?Is that one of the four complexions?LLL I.ii.81
Greene indeed is the colour of Louers: but to haueGreen indeed is the colour of lovers; but to haveLLL I.ii.83
a Loue of that colour, methinkes Sampson had small reasona love of that colour, methinks Samson had small reasonLLL I.ii.84
for it. He surely affected her for her wit.for it. He surely affected her for her wit.LLL I.ii.85
My Loue is most immaculate white and red.My love is most immaculate white and red.LLL I.ii.87
Define, define, well educated infant.Define, define, well-educated infant.LLL I.ii.90
Sweet inuocation of a childe, most pretty andSweet invocation of a child – most pretty andLLL I.ii.92
patheticall.pathetical!LLL I.ii.93
Is there not a ballet Boy, of the King and theIs there not a ballad, boy, of the King and theLLL I.ii.104
Begger?Beggar?LLL I.ii.105
I will haue that subiect newly writ ore, that II will have that subject newly writ o'er, that ILLL I.ii.110
may example my digression by some mighty president.may example my digression by some mighty precedent.LLL I.ii.111
Boy, I doe loue that Countrey girle that I tooke in the ParkeBoy, I do love that country girl that I took in the parkLLL I.ii.112
with the rationall hinde Costard: she deserues well.with the rational hind Costard. She deserves well.LLL I.ii.113
Sing Boy, my spirit grows heauy in ioue. Sing, boy. My spirit grows heavy in love.LLL I.ii.116
I say sing.I say, sing.LLL I.ii.119
I do betray my selfe with blushing:I do betray myself with blushing. –LLL I.ii.126
Maide.Maid –LLL I.ii.127
I wil visit thee at the Lodge.I will visit thee at the lodge.LLL I.ii.129
I know where it is situate.I know where it is situate.LLL I.ii.131
I will tell thee wonders.I will tell thee wonders.LLL I.ii.133
I loue thee.I love thee.LLL I.ii.135
And so farewell.And so farewell.LLL I.ii.137
Villaine, thou shalt fast for thy offences ere thouVillain, thou shalt fast for thy offences ere thouLLL I.ii.140
be pardoned.LLL I.ii.141
Thou shalt be heauily punished.Thou shalt be heavily punished.LLL I.ii.144
Take away this villaine, shut him vp.Take away this villain. Shut him up.LLL I.ii.147
I doe affect the very ground (which is base)I do affect the very ground, which is base,LLL I.ii.161
where her shooe (which is baser) guided by her footewhere her shoe, which is baser, guided by her foot,LLL I.ii.162
(which is basest) doth tread. I shall be forsworn (whichwhich is basest, doth tread. I shall be forsworn, whichLLL I.ii.163
ia a great argument of falshood) if I loue. And howis a great argument of falsehood, if I love. And howLLL I.ii.164
can that be true loue, which is falsly attempted? Louecan that be true love which is falsely attempted? LoveLLL I.ii.165
is a familiar, Loue is a Diuell. There is no euill Angell butis a familiar; Love is a devil; there is no evil angel butLLL I.ii.166
Loue, yet Sampson was so tempted, and he had anLove. Yet was Samson so tempted, and he had anLLL I.ii.167
excellent strength: Yet was Salomon so seduced, and heeexcellent strength; yet was Solomon so seduced, and heLLL I.ii.168
had a very good witte. Cupids Butshaft is too hard for had a very good wit. Cupid's butt-shaft is too hard forLLL I.ii.169
Hercules Clubbe, and therefore too much ods for aHercules' club, and therefore too much odds for aLLL I.ii.170
Spaniards Rapier: The first and second cause will notSpaniard's rapier. The first and second cause will notLLL I.ii.171
serue my turne: the Passado hee respects not, the Duello serve my turn; the passado he respects not, the duelloLLL I.ii.172
he regards not; his disgrace is to be called Boy, but hishe regards not. His disgrace is to be called boy, but hisLLL I.ii.173
glorie is to subdue men. Adue Valour, rust Rapier, beeglory is to subdue men. Adieu, valour; rust, rapier; beLLL I.ii.174
still Drum, for your manager is in loue; yea hee loueth.still, drum; for your manager is in love; yea, he loveth.LLL I.ii.175
Assist me some extemporall god of Rime, for I am Assist me, some extemporal god of rhyme, for I amLLL I.ii.176
sure I shall turne Sonnet. Deuise Wit, write Pen, for Isure I shall turn sonnet. Devise, wit; write, pen; for ILLL I.ii.177
am for whole volumes in folio. am for whole volumes in folio.LLL I.ii.178
Warble childe, make passionate my sense ofWarble, child: make passionate my sense ofLLL III.i.1
hearing. hearing.LLL III.i.2
Sweete Ayer, go tendernesse of yeares: take this Key,Sweet air! Go, tenderness of years, take this key,LLL III.i.4
giue enlargement to the swaine, bring him festinatlygive enlargement to the swain, bring him festinatelyLLL III.i.5
hither: I must imploy him in a letter to my Loue.hither. I must employ him in a letter to my love.LLL III.i.6
How meanest thou, brauling in French?How meanest thou? Brawling in French?LLL III.i.9
How hast thou purchased this experience?How hast thou purchased this experience?LLL III.i.24
But O, but O.But O – but O –LLL III.i.26
Cal'st thou my loue Hobbi-horse.Callest thou my love ‘ hobby-horse ’?LLL III.i.28
Almost I had.Almost I had.LLL III.i.32
By heart, and in heart Boy.By heart and in heart, boy.LLL III.i.34
What wilt thou proue?What wilt thou prove?LLL III.i.37
I am all these three.I am all these three.LLL III.i.44
Fetch hither the Swaine, he must carrie mee aFetch hither the swain. He must carry me aLLL III.i.47
letter.letter.LLL III.i.48
Ha, ha, What saiest thou?Ha, ha, what sayest thou?LLL III.i.51
The way is but short, away.The way is but short. Away!LLL III.i.54
Thy meaning prettie ingenious, is not Lead aThe meaning, pretty ingenious? Is not lead aLLL III.i.56
mettall heauie, dull, and slow?metal heavy, dull, and slow?LLL III.i.57
I say Lead is slow.I say lead is slow.LLL III.i.59.1
Sweete smoke of Rhetorike,Sweet smoke of rhetoric!LLL III.i.61
He reputes me a Cannon, and the Bullet that's he:He reputes me a cannon; and the bullet, that's he.LLL III.i.62
I shoote thee at the Swaine.I shoot thee at the swain.LLL III.i.63.1
A most acute Iuuenall, voluble and free of grace,A most acute juvenal, voluble and free of grace!LLL III.i.64
By thy fauour sweet Welkin, I must sigh in thy face.By thy favour, sweet welkin, I must sigh in thy face.LLL III.i.65
Most rude melancholie, Valour giues thee place.Most rude melancholy, valour gives thee place.LLL III.i.66
My Herald is return'd.My herald is returned.LLL III.i.67
Some enigma, some riddle, come, thy Lenuoy begin.Some enigma, some riddle. Come, thy l'envoy – begin.LLL III.i.69
By vertue thou inforcest laughter, thy sillieBy virtue, thou enforcest laughter; thy sillyLLL III.i.73
thought, my spleene, the heauing of my lunges prouokesthought, my spleen; the heaving of my lungs provokesLLL III.i.74
me to rediculous smyling: O pardon me my stars,me to ridiculous smiling! O, pardon me, my stars!LLL III.i.75
doth the inconsiderate take salue for lenuoy, and theDoth the inconsiderate take salve for l'envoy and theLLL III.i.76
word lenuoy for a salue?word ‘ l'envoy ’ for a salve?LLL III.i.77
No Page, it is an epilogue or discourse to make plaine,No, page; it is an epilogue or discourse to make plainLLL III.i.80
Some obscure precedence that hath tofore bin faine.Some obscure precedence that hath tofore been sain.LLL III.i.81
I will example it:LLL III.i.82
The Foxe, the Ape, and the Humble-Bee,The fox, the ape, and the humble-beeLLL III.i.83
Were still at oddes, being but three.Were still at odds, being but three.LLL III.i.84
There's the moral. Now the l'envoy –LLL III.i.85
The fox, the ape, and the humble-beeLLL III.i.87
Were still at odds, being but three.LLL III.i.88
Vntill the Goose came out of doore,Until the goose came out of door,LLL III.i.95
Staying the oddes by adding foure.Staying the odds by adding four.LLL III.i.96
Come hither, come hither: / How did this argument begin?Come hither, come hither. How did this argument begin?LLL III.i.103
But tell me: How was there a Costard broken in a But tell me, how was there a costard broken in aLLL III.i.109
shin?shin?LLL III.i.110
We will talke no more of this matter.We will talk no more of this matter.LLL III.i.116
Sirra Costard, I will infranchise thee.Sirrah Costard, I will enfranchise thee.LLL III.i.118
By my sweete soule, I meane, setting thee at libertie.By my sweet soul, I mean setting thee at liberty,LLL III.i.121
Enfreedoming thy person: thou wert emured,enfreedoming thy person. Thou wert immured,LLL III.i.122
restrained, captiuated, bound.restrained, captivated, bound.LLL III.i.123
I giue thee thy libertie, set thee from durance,I give thee thy liberty, set thee from durance,LLL III.i.126
and in lieu thereof, impose on thee nothing but this:and, in lieu thereof impose on thee nothing but this:LLL III.i.127
Beare this significant to the(giving Costard a letter) bear this significant to theLLL III.i.128
countrey Maide Iaquenetta: there is remuneration,country maid Jaquenetta. There is remuneration (givingLLL III.i.129
for the best ward of mine honours is rewardinghim a coin), for the best ward of mine honour isLLL III.i.130
my dependants. Moth, follow.rewarding my dependants. Mote, follow.LLL III.i.131
Chirra.Chirrah!LLL V.i.32
Men of peace well incountred.Men of peace, well encountered.LLL V.i.34
Mounsier, are you not lettred?Monsieur, are you not lettered?LLL V.i.44
Now by the salt waue of the mediteranium, aNow, by the salt wave of the Mediterraneum, aLLL V.i.55
sweet tutch, a quicke venewe of wit, snip snap, quicksweet touch, a quick venue of wit! Snip, snap, quickLLL V.i.56
& home, it reioyceth my intellect, true wit.and home! It rejoiceth my intellect. True wit!LLL V.i.57
Arts-man preambulat, we will bee singledArts-man, preambulate. We will be singuledLLL V.i.76
from the barbarous. Do you not educate youth at thefrom the barbarous. Do you not educate youth at theLLL V.i.77
Charg-house on the top of the Mountaine?charge-house on the top of the mountain?LLL V.i.78
At your sweet pleasure, for the Mountaine.At your sweet pleasure, for the mountain.LLL V.i.80
Sir, it is the Kings most sweet pleasure andSir, it is the King's most sweet pleasure andLLL V.i.82
affection, to congratulate the Princesse at her Pauilion, inaffection to congratulate the Princess at her pavilion inLLL V.i.83
the posteriors of this day, which the rude multitudethe posteriors of this day, which the rude multitudeLLL V.i.84
call the the afternoon.LLL V.i.85
Sir, the King is a noble Gentleman, and mySir, the King is a noble gentleman, and myLLL V.i.90
familiar, I doe assure ye very good friend: for what isfamiliar, I do assure ye, very good friend. For what isLLL V.i.91
inward betweene vs, let it passe. I doe beseech theeinward between us, let it pass – I do beseech thee,LLL V.i.92
remember thy curtesie. I beseech thee apparell thyremember thy courtesy; I beseech thee, apparel thyLLL V.i.93
head: and among other importunate & most serioushead. And among other importunate and most seriousLLL V.i.94
designes, and of great import indeed too: but let thatdesigns, and of great import indeed, too – but let thatLLL V.i.95
passe, for I must tell thee it will please his Grace (by thepass; for I must tell thee, it will please his grace, by theLLL V.i.96
world) sometime to leane vpon my poore shoulder, andworld, sometime to lean upon my poor shoulder, andLLL V.i.97
with his royall finger thus dallie with my excrement,with his royal finger thus dally with my excrement,LLL V.i.98
with my mustachio: but sweet heart, let that passe. Bywith my mustachio – but, sweet heart, let that pass. ByLLL V.i.99
the world I recount no fable, some certaine speciallthe world, I recount no fable! Some certain specialLLL V.i.100
honours it pleaseth his greatnesse to impart to Armado honours it pleaseth his greatness to impart to Armado,LLL V.i.101
a Souldier, a man of trauell, that hath seene the world:a soldier, a man of travel, that hath seen the world –LLL V.i.102
but let that passe; the very all of all is: but sweetbut let that pass. The very all of all is – but, sweetLLL V.i.103
heart I do implore secrecie, that the King would haueheart, I do implore secrecy – that the King would haveLLL V.i.104
mee present the Princesse (sweet chucke) with someme present the Princess – sweet chuck – with someLLL V.i.105
delightfull ostentation, or show, or pageant, or anticke, or delightful ostentation, or show, or pageant, or antic, orLLL V.i.106
fire-worke: Now, vnderstanding that the Curate and your firework. Now, understanding that the curate and yourLLL V.i.107
sweet self are good at such eruptions, and sodainesweet self are good at such eruptions and suddenLLL V.i.108
breaking out of myrth (as it were) I haue acquaintedbreaking out of mirth, as it were, I have acquaintedLLL V.i.109
you withall, to the end to craue your withal, to the end to crave your assistance.LLL V.i.110
Pardon sir, error: He is not quantitie enoughPardon, sir – error! He is not quantity enoughLLL V.i.124
for that Worthies thumb, hee is not so big as the end offor that Worthy's thumb; he is not so big as the end ofLLL V.i.125
his Club.his club.LLL V.i.126
For the rest of the Worthies?For the rest of the Worthies?LLL V.i.135
Shall I tell you a thing?Shall I tell you a thing?LLL V.i.138
We will haue, if this fadge not, an Antique. IWe will have, if this fadge not, an antic. ILLL V.i.140
beseech you follow.beseech you, follow.LLL V.i.141
Annointed, I implore so much expence of thyAnointed, I implore so much expense of thyLLL V.ii.520
royall sweet breath, as will vtter a brace of words.royal sweet breath as will utter a brace of words.LLL V.ii.521
That's all one my faire sweet honie Monarch:That is all one, my fair sweet honey monarch;LLL V.ii.525
For I protest, the Schoolmaster is exceeding fantasticall:for, I protest, the schoolmaster is exceeding fantastical;LLL V.ii.526
Too too vaine, too too vaine. But we wil put it (as theytoo, too vain; too, too vain; but we will put it, as theyLLL V.ii.527
say) to Fortuna delaguar,say, to fortuna de la guerra.LLL V.ii.528
I wish you the peace of minde most royall cupplement.I wish you the peace of mind, most royal couplement!LLL V.ii.529
Peace!LLL V.ii.648
The Armipotent Mars of Launces the almighty,The armipotent Mars, of lances the almighty,LLL V.ii.649
Gaue Hector a gift, the heire of Illion;Gave Hector a gift, the heir of Ilion;LLL V.ii.650
A man so breathed, that certaine he would fight: yeaA man so breathed that certain he would fight, yea,LLL V.ii.651
From morne till night, out of his Pauillion.From morn till night, out of his pavilion.LLL V.ii.652
I am that Flower.I am that flower – LLL V.ii.653.1
Sweet Lord Longauill reine thy tongue.Sweet Lord Longaville, rein thy tongue.LLL V.ii.654
The sweet War-man is dead and rotten, / SweetThe sweet war-man is dead and rotten. SweetLLL V.ii.658
chuckes, beat not the bones of the buried:chucks, beat not the bones of the buried. When heLLL V.ii.659
But I will forward with mybreathed, he was a man. But I will forward with myLLL V.ii.660
deuice; / Sweet Royaltie bestow on me the sence ofdevice. Sweet royalty, bestow on me the sense ofLLL V.ii.661
hearing. hearing.LLL V.ii.662
I do adore thy sweet Graces slipper.I do adore thy sweet grace's slipper.LLL V.ii.664
What meanest thou?What meanest thou?LLL V.ii.671
Dost thou infamonize me among Potentates?Dost thou infamonize me among potentates?LLL V.ii.675
Thou shalt die.Thou shalt die!LLL V.ii.676
By the North-pole I do challenge thee.By the north pole, I do challenge thee.LLL V.ii.690
Gentlemen and Souldiers pardon me, I will notGentlemen and soldiers, pardon me. I will notLLL V.ii.700
combat in my shirt.combat in my shirt.LLL V.ii.701
Sweet bloods, I both may, and will.Sweet bloods, I both may and will.LLL V.ii.704
The naked truth of it is, I haue no shirt, / I goThe naked truth of it is, I have no shirt. I goLLL V.ii.706
woolward for penance.woolward for penance.LLL V.ii.707
For mine owne part, I breath free breath: I haue For mine own part, I breathe free breath. I haveLLL V.ii.718
seene the day of wrong, through the little hole of discretion,seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion,LLL V.ii.719
and I will right my selfe like a Souldier.and I will right myself like a soldier.LLL V.ii.720
Sweet Maiesty vouchsafe me.Sweet majesty, vouchsafe me –LLL V.ii.868
I wil kisse thy royal finger, and take leaue. I amI will kiss thy royal finger, and take leave. I amLLL V.ii.871
a Votarie, I haue vow'd to Iaquenetta to holde the Plougha votary; I have vowed to Jaquenetta to hold the ploughLLL V.ii.872
for her sweet loue three yeares. But most esteemedfor her sweet love three year. But, most esteemedLLL V.ii.873
greatnesse, wil you heare the Dialogue that the twogreatness, will you hear the dialogue that the twoLLL V.ii.874
Learned men haue compiled, in praise of the Owle and thelearned men have compiled in praise of the owl and theLLL V.ii.875
Cuckow? It should haue followed in the end of ourcuckoo? It should have followed in the end of ourLLL V.ii.876 V.ii.877
Holla, Approach.Holla! Approach.LLL V.ii.879
This side is Hiems, Winter. / This Ver, the Spring: theThis side is Hiems, winter; this Ver, the spring; theLLL V.ii.880
one maintained by the Owle, / Th'other by the maintained by the owl, th' other by the cuckoo.LLL V.ii.881
Ver, begin.Ver, begin.LLL V.ii.882
The Words of Mercurie, / Are harsh after the songsThe words of Mercury are harsh after the songsLLL V.ii.919
of Apollo: You that way; we this way.of Apollo. You that way; we this way.LLL V.ii.920