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Now Madam summon vp your dearest spirits,Now, madam, summon up your dearest spirits.LLL II.i.1
Consider who the King your father sends:Consider who the King your father sends,LLL II.i.2
To whom he sends, and what's his Embassie.To whom he sends, and what's his embassy:LLL II.i.3
Your selfe, held precious in the worlds esteeme,Yourself, held precious in the world's esteem,LLL II.i.4
To parlee with the sole inheritourTo parley with the sole inheritorLLL II.i.5
Of all perfections that a man may owe,Of all perfections that a man may owe,LLL II.i.6
Matchlesse Nauarre, the plea of no lesse weightMatchless Navarre; the plea of no less weightLLL II.i.7
Then Aquitaine, a Dowrie for a Queene.Than Aquitaine, a dowry for a queen.LLL II.i.8
Be now as prodigall of all deare grace,Be now as prodigal of all dear graceLLL II.i.9
As Nature was in making Graces deare,As Nature was in making graces dearLLL II.i.10
When she did starue the generall world beside,When she did starve the general world beside,LLL II.i.11
And prodigally gaue them all to you.And prodigally gave them all to you.LLL II.i.12
Proud of imployment, willingly I goe. Exit.Proud of employment, willingly I go.LLL II.i.35
Nauar had notice of your faire approach,Navarre had notice of your fair approach,LLL II.i.81
And he and his competitors in oath,And he and his competitors in oathLLL II.i.82
Were all addrest to meete you gentle LadyWere all addressed to meet you, gentle lady,LLL II.i.83
Before I came: Marrie thus much I haue learnt,Before I came. Marry, thus much I have learned:LLL II.i.84
He rather meanes to lodge you in the field,He rather means to lodge you in the field,LLL II.i.85
Like one that comes heere to besiege his Court,Like one that comes here to besiege his court,LLL II.i.86
Then seeke a dispensation for his oath:Than seek a dispensation for his oath,LLL II.i.87
To let you enter his vnpeopled house.To let you enter his unpeopled house.LLL II.i.88
Heere comes Nauar.Here comes Navarre.LLL II.i.89
So please your Grace, the packet is not comeSo please your grace, the packet is not comeLLL II.i.164
Where that and other specialties are bound,Where that and other specialties are bound.LLL II.i.165
To morrow you shall haue a sight of them.Tomorrow you shall have a sight of them.LLL II.i.166
The heire of Alanson, Rosalin her name.The heir of Alençon, Katharine her name.LLL II.i.181
A woman somtimes, if you saw her in the light.A woman sometimes, an you saw her in the light.LLL II.i.184
Shee hath but one for her selfe, / To desire that were a shame.She hath but one for herself – to desire that were a shame.LLL II.i.186
Her Mothers, I haue heard.Her mother's, I have heard.LLL II.i.188
Good sir be not offended,Good sir, be not offended.LLL II.i.190
Shee is an heyre of Faulconbridge.She is an heir of Falconbridge.LLL II.i.191
Not vnlike sir, that may be.Not unlike, sir; that may be.LLL II.i.194
Katherine by good hap.Rosaline, by good hap.LLL II.i.196
To her will sir, or so.To her will, sir, or so.LLL II.i.198
Fare well to me sir, and welcome to you. Farewell to me, sir, and welcome to you.LLL II.i.200
And euery iest but a word.And every jest but a word.LLL II.i.202.2
I was as willing to grapple, as he was to boord.I was as willing to grapple as he was to board.LLL II.i.204
And wherefore not Ships?And wherefore not ‘ ships ’?LLL II.i.205.2
No Sheepe (sweet Lamb) vnlesse we feed on your lips.No sheep, sweet lamb, unless we feed on your lips.LLL II.i.206
So you grant pasture for me.So you grant pasture for me.LLL II.i.208.1
Belonging to whom?Belonging to whom?LLL II.i.210.1
If my obseruation (which very seldome liesIf my observation, which very seldom lies,LLL II.i.214
By the hearts still rhetoricke, disclosed with eyes)By the heart's still rhetoric disclosed with eyesLLL II.i.215
Deceiue me not now, Nauar is infected.Deceive me not now, Navarre is infected.LLL II.i.216
With that which we Louers intitle affected.With that which we lovers entitle ‘ affected.’LLL II.i.218
Why all his behauiours doe make their retire,Why, all his behaviours did make their retireLLL II.i.220
To the court of his eye, peeping thorough desire.To the court of his eye, peeping thorough desire.LLL II.i.221
His hart like an Agot with your print impressed,His heart, like an agate with your print impressed.LLL II.i.222
Proud with his forme, in his eie pride expressed.Proud with his form, in his eye pride expressed.LLL II.i.223
His tongue all impatient to speake and not see,His tongue, all impatient to speak and not see,LLL II.i.224
Did stumble with haste in his eie-sight to be,Did stumble with haste in his eyesight to be.LLL II.i.225
All sences to that sence did make their repaire,All senses to that sense did make their repair,LLL II.i.226
To feele onely looking on fairest of faire:To feel only looking on fairest of fair.LLL II.i.227
Me thought all his sences were lockt in his eye,Methought all his senses were locked in his eye,LLL II.i.228
As Iewels in Christall for some Prince to buy.As jewels in crystal for some prince to buy;LLL II.i.229
Who tendring their own worth from whence they were glast,Who, tendering their own worth from where they were glassed,LLL II.i.230
Did point out to buy them along as you past.Did point you to buy them along as you passed.LLL II.i.231
His faces owne margent did coate such amazes,His face's own margin did quote such amazesLLL II.i.232
That all eyes saw his eies inchanted with gazes.That all eyes saw his eyes enchanted with gazes.LLL II.i.233
Ile giue you Aquitaine, and all that is his,I'll give you Aquitaine, and all that is his,LLL II.i.234
And you giue him for my sake, but one louing Kisse.An you give him for my sake but one loving kiss.LLL II.i.235
But to speak that in words, which his eie hath disclos'd.But to speak that in words which his eye hath disclosed.LLL II.i.237
I onelie haue made a mouth of his eie,I only have made a mouth of his eyeLLL II.i.238
By adding a tongue, which I know will not lie.By adding a tongue which I know will not lie.LLL II.i.239
Do you heare my mad wenches?Do you hear, my mad wenches?LLL II.i.243.1
What then, do you see?What then, do you see?LLL II.i.243.3
You are too hard for me. You are too hard for me.LLL II.i.244.2
Do not curst wiues hold that selfe-soueraigntieDo not curst wives hold that self-sovereigntyLLL IV.i.36
Onely for praise sake, when they striue to beOnly for praise' sake, when they strive to beLLL IV.i.37
Lords ore their Lords?Lords o'er their lords?LLL IV.i.38
Here comes a member of the common-wealth.Here comes a member of the commonwealth.LLL IV.i.41
I am bound to serue.I am bound to serve.LLL IV.i.59.2
This Letter is mistooke: it importeth none here:This letter is mistook; it importeth none here.LLL IV.i.60
It is writ to Iaquenetta.It is writ to Jaquenetta.LLL IV.i.61.1
BY heauen, that thou art faire, is most infallible:By heaven, that thou art fair, is most infallible;LLL IV.i.63
true that thou art beauteous, truth it selfe thattrue that thou art beauteous; truth itself thatLLL IV.i.64
thou art louely: more fairer then faire, beautifull thenthou art lovely. More fairer than fair, beautiful thanLLL IV.i.65
beautious, truer then truth it selfe: haue comiseration onbeauteous, truer than truth itself, have commiseration onLLL IV.i.66
thy heroicall Vassall. The magnanimous and most illustratethy heroical vassal. The magnanimous and most illustrateLLL IV.i.67
King Cophetua set eie vpon the pernicious and indubitateKing Cophetua set eye upon the pernicious and most indubitateLLL IV.i.68
Begger Zenelophon: and he it was that might rightly beggar Zenelophon, and he it was that might rightlyLLL IV.i.69
say, Veni, vidi, vici: Which to annothanize in the vulgar, Osay Veni, vidi, vici; which to anatomize in the vulgar – OLLL IV.i.70
base and obscure vulgar; videliset, He came, See, andbase and obscure vulgar! – videlicet, he came, see, andLLL IV.i.71
ouercame: hee came one; see, two; ouercame three:overcame. He came, one; see two; overcame, three. WhoLLL IV.i.72
Who came? the King. Why did he come? to see. Whycame? The king. Why did he come? To see. Why did heLLL IV.i.73
did he see? to ouercome. To whom came he? to the Begger.see? To overcome. To whom came he? To the beggar.LLL IV.i.74
What saw he? the Begger. Who ouercame he? the Begger.What saw he? The beggar. Who overcame he? The beggar.LLL IV.i.75
The conclusion is victorie: On whose side? the King: theThe conclusion is victory. On whose side? The king's. TheLLL IV.i.76
captiue is inricht: On whose side? the Beggers. Thecaptive is enriched. On whose side? The beggar's. TheLLL IV.i.77
catastrophe is a Nuptiall: on whose side? the Kings: no,catastrophe is a nuptial. On whose side? The king's. No;LLL IV.i.78
on both in one, or one in both. I am the King (for so standson both in one, or one in both. I am the king, for so standsLLL IV.i.79
the comparison) thou the Begger, for so witnesseth thythe comparison, thou the beggar, for so witnesseth thyLLL IV.i.80
lowlinesse. Shall I command thy loue? I may. Shall Ilowliness. Shall I command thy love? I may. Shall ILLL IV.i.81
enforce thy loue? I could. Shall I entreate thy loue? I will.enforce thy love? I could. Shall I entreat thy love? I will.LLL IV.i.82
What, shalt thou exchange for ragges, roabes: for tittlesWhat shalt thou exchange for rags? Robes. For tittles?LLL IV.i.83
titles, for thy selfe mee. Thus expecting thy reply, ITitles. For thyself? Me. Thus, expecting thy reply, ILLL IV.i.84
prophane my lips on thy foote, my eyes on thy picture, andprofane my lips on thy foot, my eyes on thy picture, andLLL IV.i.85
my heart on thy euerie heart on thy every part.LLL IV.i.86
Thine in the dearest designe of industrie,Thine in the dearest design of industry,LLL IV.i.87
Don Adriana de Armatho.Don Adriano de ArmadoLLL IV.i.88
Thus dost thou heare the Nemean Lion roare,Thus dost thou hear the Nemean lion roarLLL IV.i.89
Gainst thee thou Lambe, that standest as his pray:'Gainst thee, thou lamb, that standest as his prey.LLL IV.i.90
Submissiue fall his princely feete before,Submissive fall his princely feet before,LLL IV.i.91
And he from forrage will incline to play.And he from forage will incline to play.LLL IV.i.92
But if thou striue (poore soule) what art thou then?But if thou strive, poor soul, what art thou then?LLL IV.i.93
Foode for his rage, repasture for his den. Food for his rage, repasture for his den.LLL IV.i.94
I am much deceiued, but I remember the stile.I am much deceived but I remember the style.LLL IV.i.97
This Armado is a Spaniard that keeps here in courtThis Armado is a Spaniard that keeps here in court;LLL IV.i.99
A Phantasime, a Monarcho, and one that makes sportA phantasime, a Monarcho, and one that makes sportLLL IV.i.100
To the Prince and his Booke-mates.To the prince and his book-mates.LLL IV.i.101.1
Who is the shooter? Who is the shooter?Who is the suitor? Who is the suitor?LLL IV.i.109.1
I my continent of beautie.Ay, my continent of beauty.LLL IV.i.110.1
My Lady goes to kill hornes, but if thou marrie,My lady goes to kill horns, but, if thou marry,LLL IV.i.112
Hang me by the necke, if hornes that yeare miscarrie.Hang me by the neck if horns that year miscarry.LLL IV.i.113
Finely put on.Finely put on!LLL IV.i.114
And who is your Deare?And who is your deer?LLL IV.i.115.2
But she her selfe is hit lower: / Haue I hit her now.But she herself is hit lower. Have I hit her now?LLL IV.i.119
So I may answere thee with one as old that was aSo I may answer thee with one as old, that was aLLL IV.i.123
woman when Queene Guinouer of Brittaine was a littlewoman when Queen Guinevere of Britain was a littleLLL IV.i.124
wench, as touching the hit it. wench, as touching the hit it.LLL IV.i.125
I cannot, cannot, cannot:An I cannot, cannot, cannot,LLL IV.i.128
And I cannot, another can.An I cannot, another can.LLL IV.i.129
A mark, O marke but that marke: a marke saies my Lady.A mark! O, mark but that mark! ‘ A mark,’ says my lady!LLL IV.i.132
Let the mark haue a pricke in't, to meat at, if it may be.Let the mark have a prick in't, to mete at if it may be.LLL IV.i.133
And if my hand be out, then belike your hand is in.An if my hand be out, then belike your hand is in.LLL IV.i.136
I feare too much rubbing: good night my good Oule.I fear too much rubbing. Good night, my good owl.LLL IV.i.140
O I am stab'd with laughter, Wher's her Grace?O, I am stabbed with laughter! Where's her grace?LLL V.ii.80
Prepare Madame, prepare.Prepare, madam, prepare!LLL V.ii.81.2
Arme Wenches arme, incounters mounted are,Arm, wenches, arm! Encounters mounted areLLL V.ii.82
Against your Peace, Loue doth approach, disguis'd:Against your peace. Love doth approach disguised,LLL V.ii.83
Armed in arguments, you'll be surpriz'd.Armed in arguments. You'll be surprised.LLL V.ii.84
Muster your Wits, stand in your owne defence,Muster your wits, stand in your own defence,LLL V.ii.85
Or hide your heads like Cowards, and flie hence.Or hide your heads like cowards and fly hence.LLL V.ii.86
Vnder the coole shade of a Siccamore,Under the cool shade of a sycamoreLLL V.ii.89
I thought to close mine eyes some halfe an houre:I thought to close mine eyes some half an hour,LLL V.ii.90
When lo to interrupt my purpos'd rest,When, lo, to interrupt my purposed rest,LLL V.ii.91
Toward that shade I might behold addrest,Toward that shade I might behold addressedLLL V.ii.92
The King and his companions: warelyThe King and his companions! WarilyLLL V.ii.93
I stole into a neighbour thicket by,I stole into a neighbour thicket by,LLL V.ii.94
And ouer-heard, what you shall ouer-heare:And overheard what you shall overhear –LLL V.ii.95
That by and by disguis'd they will be heere.That, by and by, disguised they will be here.LLL V.ii.96
Their Herald is a pretty knauish Page:Their herald is a pretty knavish pageLLL V.ii.97
That well by heart hath con'd his embassage,That well by heart hath conned his embassage.LLL V.ii.98
Action and accent did they teach him there.Action and accent did they teach him there:LLL V.ii.99
Thus must thou speake, and thus thy body beare.‘ Thus must thou speak ’ and ‘ thus thy body bear.’LLL V.ii.100
And euer and anon they made a doubt,And ever and anon they made a doubtLLL V.ii.101
Presence maiesticall would put him out:Presence majestical would put him out;LLL V.ii.102
For quoth the King, an Angell shalt thou see:‘ For,’ quoth the King, ‘ an angel shalt thou see;LLL V.ii.103
Yet feare not thou, but speake audaciously.Yet fear not thou, but speak audaciously.’LLL V.ii.104
The Boy reply'd, An Angell is not euill:The boy replied ‘ An angel is not evil;LLL V.ii.105
I should haue fear'd her, had she beene a deuill.I should have feared her had she been a devil.’LLL V.ii.106
With that all laugh'd, and clap'd him on the shoulder,With that all laughed and clapped him on the shoulder,LLL V.ii.107
Making the bold wagg by their praises bolder.Making the bold wag by their praises bolder.LLL V.ii.108
One rub'd his elboe thus, and fleer'd, and swore,One rubbed his elbow thus, and fleered, and sworeLLL V.ii.109
A better speech was neuer spoke before.A better speech was never spoke before.LLL V.ii.110
Another with his finger and his thumb,Another, with his finger and his thumb,LLL V.ii.111
Cry'd via, we will doo't, come what will come.Cried, ‘ Via, we will do't, come what will come!’LLL V.ii.112
The third he caper'd and cried, All goes well.The third he capered and cried ‘ All goes well!’LLL V.ii.113
The fourth turn'd on the toe, and downe he fell:The fourth turned on the toe, and down he fell.LLL V.ii.114
With that they all did tumble on the ground,With that they all did tumble on the ground,LLL V.ii.115
With such a zelous laughter so profound,With such a zealous laughter, so profound,LLL V.ii.116
That in this spleene ridiculous appeares,That in this spleen ridiculous appears,LLL V.ii.117
To checke their folly passions solemne teares.To check their folly, passion's solemn tears.LLL V.ii.118
They do, they do; and are apparel'd thus,They do, they do, and are apparelled thus,LLL V.ii.120
Like Muscouites, or Russians, as I gesse.Like Muscovites or Russians, as I guess.LLL V.ii.121
Their purpose is to parlee, to court, and dance,Their purpose is to parley, court, and dance,LLL V.ii.122
And euery one his Loue-feat will aduance,And every one his love-suit will advanceLLL V.ii.123
Vnto his seuerall Mistresse: which they'll knowUnto his several mistress, which they'll knowLLL V.ii.124
By fauours seuerall, which they did bestow.By favours several which they did bestow.LLL V.ii.125
Why that contempt will kill the keepers heart,Why, that contempt will kill the speaker's heart,LLL V.ii.149
And quite diuorce his memory from his part.And quite divorce his memory from his part.LLL V.ii.150
The Trompet sounds, be maskt, the maskers come.The trumpet sounds. Be masked – the masquers come.LLL V.ii.157
Beauties no richer then rich Taffata.Beauties no richer than rich taffeta.LLL V.ii.159
True, out indeed.True! ‘ Out ’ indeed.LLL V.ii.165
They will not answer to that Epythite,They will not answer to that epithet.LLL V.ii.171
You were best call it Daughter beamed eyes.You were best call it ‘ daughter-beamed eyes.’LLL V.ii.172
What would you with the Princes?What would you with the Princess?LLL V.ii.178.2
Nothing but peace, and gentle visitation.Nothing but peace and gentle visitation.LLL V.ii.181
She saies you haue it, and you may be gon.She says you have it and you may be gone.LLL V.ii.183
They say that they haue measur'd many a mile,They say that they have measured many a mileLLL V.ii.186
To tread a Measure with you on this grasse.To tread a measure with you on this grass.LLL V.ii.187
If to come hither, you haue measur'd miles,If to come hither you have measured miles,LLL V.ii.191
And many miles: the Princesse bids you tell,And many miles, the Princess bids you tellLLL V.ii.192
How many inches doth fill vp one mile?How many inches doth fill up one mile.LLL V.ii.193
She heares her selfe.She hears herself.LLL V.ii.195.1
The tongues of mocking wenches are as keenThe tongues of mocking wenches are as keenLLL V.ii.256
As is the Razors edge, inuisible:As is the razor's edge invisible,LLL V.ii.257
Cutting a smaller haire then may be seene,Cutting a smaller hair than may be seen;LLL V.ii.258
Aboue the sense of sence so sensible:Above the sense of sense, so sensibleLLL V.ii.259
Seemeth their conference, their conceits haue wings,Seemeth their conference. Their conceits have wingsLLL V.ii.260
Fleeter then arrows, bullets wind, thoght, swifter thingsFleeter than arrows, bullets, wind, thought, swifter things.LLL V.ii.261
Tapers they are, with your sweete breathes puft out.Tapers they are, with your sweet breaths puffed out.LLL V.ii.267
Madam, and prettie mistresses giue eare,Madam, and pretty mistresses, give ear:LLL V.ii.286
Immediately they will againe be heereImmediately they will again be hereLLL V.ii.287
In their owne shapes: for it can neuer be,In their own shapes, for it can never beLLL V.ii.288
They will digest this harsh indignitie.They will digest this harsh indignity.LLL V.ii.289
They will they will, God knowes,They will, they will, God knows;LLL V.ii.290.2
And leape for ioy, though they are lame with blowes:And leap for joy though they are lame with blows.LLL V.ii.291
Therefore change Fauours, and when they repaire,Therefore change favours, and, when they repair,LLL V.ii.292
Blow like sweet Roses, in this summer aire.Blow like sweet roses in this summer air.LLL V.ii.293
Faire Ladies maskt, are Roses in their bud:Fair ladies masked are roses in their bud;LLL V.ii.295
Dismaskt, their damaske sweet commixture showne,Dismasked, their damask sweet commixture shown,LLL V.ii.296
Are Angels vailing clouds, or Roses blowne.Are angels vailing clouds, or roses blown.LLL V.ii.297
Ladies, withdraw: the gallants are at hand.Ladies, withdraw. The gallants are at hand.LLL V.ii.308
Gone to her Tent. / Please it your MaiestieGone to her tent. Please it your majestyLLL V.ii.311
command me any seruice to her?Command me any service to her thither?LLL V.ii.312
I will, and so will she, I know my Lord. I will; and so will she, I know, my lord.LLL V.ii.314
Full merrilyFull merrilyLLL V.ii.481.2
hath this braue manager, this carreere bene run.Hath this brave manage, this career, been run.LLL V.ii.482
You lie, you are not he.You lie! You are not he.LLL V.ii.543.2
With Libbards head on knee.With leopard's head on knee.LLL V.ii.544.2
Your nose saies no, you are not: / For it stands too right.Your nose says no, you are not; for it stands too right.LLL V.ii.562
Most true, 'tis right: you were so Alisander.Most true, 'tis right – you were so, Alisander.LLL V.ii.566
To make Iudas hang himselfe.To make Judas hang himself.LLL V.ii.601
A Citterne head.A cittern-head.LLL V.ii.607
The pummell of Casars Faulchion.The pommel of Caesar's falchion.LLL V.ii.612
Therefore as he is, an Asse, let him go:Therefore, as he is an ass, let him go.LLL V.ii.622
And so adieu sweet Iude. Nay, why dost thou stay?And so adieu, sweet Jude. Nay, why dost thou stay?LLL V.ii.623
A light for monsieur Iudas, it growes darke, he may stumble.A light for Monsieur Judas! It grows dark; he may stumble.LLL V.ii.627
But is this Hector?But is this Hector?LLL V.ii.635
No, he is best indued in the small.No; he is best indued in the small.LLL V.ii.639
Loues her by the foot. Loves her by the foot.LLL V.ii.665
Renowned Pompey.Renowned Pompey!LLL V.ii.681
True, and it was inioyned him in Rome for want ofTrue, and it was enjoined him in Rome for want ofLLL V.ii.708
Linnen: since when, Ile be sworne he wore none, but alinen. Since when, I'll be sworn, he wore none but aLLL V.ii.709
dishclout of Iaquenettas, and that hee weares next hisdishclout of Jaquenetta's, and that 'a wears next hisLLL V.ii.710
heart for a fauour.heart for a favour.LLL V.ii.711