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The Deare was (as you know) sanguis inThe deer was, as you know, in sanguis,LLL IV.ii.3
blood, ripe as a Pomwater, who now hangeth like ablood; ripe as the pomewater, who now hangeth like aLLL IV.ii.4
Iewell in the eare of Celo the skie; the welken thejewel in the ear of caelum, the sky, the welkin, theLLL IV.ii.5
heauen, and anon falleth like a Crab on the face of heaven, and anon falleth like a crab on the face ofLLL IV.ii.6
Terra, the soyle, the land, the earth.terra, the soil, the land, the earth.LLL IV.ii.7
Sir Nathaniel, haud credo.Sir Nathaniel, haud credo.LLL IV.ii.11
Most barbarous intimation: yet a kinde ofMost barbarous intimation! Yet a kind ofLLL IV.ii.13
insinuation, as it were in via, in way of explication insinuation, as it were, in via, in way, of explication;LLL IV.ii.14
facere: as it were replication, or rather ostentare, to facere, as it were, replication, or, rather, ostentare, toLLL IV.ii.15
show as it were his inclination after his vndressed,show, as it were, his inclination – after his undressed,LLL IV.ii.16
vnpolished, vneducated, vnpruned, vntrained, orunpolished, uneducated, unpruned, untrained, or,LLL IV.ii.17
rather vnlettered, or ratherest vnconfirmed fashion,rather, unlettered, or, ratherest, unconfirmed fashionLLL IV.ii.18
to insert againe my haud credo for a Deare. – to insert again my haud credo for a deer.LLL IV.ii.19
Twice sod simplicitie, bis coctus,Twice-sod simplicity! Bis coctus!LLL IV.ii.22
O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed doost thou looke.O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed dost thou look!LLL IV.ii.23
Dictisima goodman Dull, dictisima goodmanDictynna, goodman Dull. Dictynna, goodmanLLL IV.ii.36
Dull.Dull.LLL IV.ii.37
The Moone was a month old when Adam was no more.The moon was a month old when Adam was no more,LLL IV.ii.40
And wrought not to fiue-weekes when he came to fiue-score.And raught not to five weeks when he came to five score.LLL IV.ii.41
Th'allusion holds in the Exchange.Th' allusion holds in the exchange.LLL IV.ii.42
God comfort thy capacity, I say th'allusionGod comfort thy capacity! I say, th' allusionLLL IV.ii.45
holds in the Exchange.holds in the exchange.LLL IV.ii.46
Sir Nathaniel, will you heare an extemporallSir Nathaniel, will you hear an extemporalLLL IV.ii.50
Epytaph on the death of the Deare, and to humour theepitaph on the death of the deer? And, to humour theLLL IV.ii.51
ignorant call'd the Deare, the Princesse kill'd a Pricket.ignorant, call I the deer the Princess killed a pricket.LLL IV.ii.52
I will something affect a letter, for itI will something affect the letter, for itLLL IV.ii.55
argues facilitie.argues facility.LLL IV.ii.56
The prayfull Princesse pearst and prickt a prettie pleasing Pricket,The preyful Princess pierced and pricked a pretty pleasing pricket;LLL IV.ii.57
Some say a Sore, but not a sore, till now made sore with shooting.Some say a sore, but not a sore till now made sore with shooting.LLL IV.ii.58
The Dogges did yell, put ell to Sore, then Sorell iumps from thicket:The dogs did yell; put ‘ L ’ to sore, then sorel jumps from thicket;LLL IV.ii.59
Or Pricket-sore, or else Sorell, the people fall a hooting.Or pricket, sore, or else sorel, the people fall a-hooting.LLL IV.ii.60
If Sore be sore, then ell to Sore, makes fiftie sores O sorell:If sore be sore, then ‘ L ’ to sore makes fifty sores o' sorel:LLL IV.ii.61
Of one sore I an hundred make by adding but one more L.Of one sore I an hundred make, by adding but one more ‘ L.’LLL IV.ii.62
This is a gift that I haue simple: simple, aThis is a gift that I have; simple, simple; aLLL IV.ii.66
foolish extrauagant spirit, full of formes, figures, foolish extravagant spirit, full of forms, figures,LLL IV.ii.67
shapes, obiects, Ideas, apprehensions, motions, reuolutions.shapes, objects, ideas, apprehensions, motions, revolutions.LLL IV.ii.68
These are begot in the ventricle of memorie,These are begot in the ventricle of memory,LLL IV.ii.69
nourisht in the wombe of primater, and deliuerednourished in the womb of pia mater, and deliveredLLL IV.ii.70
vpon the mellowing of occasion: but the gift is goodupon the mellowing of occasion. But the gift is goodLLL IV.ii.71
in those in whom it is acute, and I am thankfull for it.in those in whom it is acute, and I am thankful for it.LLL IV.ii.72
Me hercle, If their Sonnes be ingennous, theyMehercle! If their sons be ingenious, theyLLL IV.ii.77
shall want no instruction: If their Daughters be capable,shall want no instruction; if their daughters be capable,LLL IV.ii.78
I will put it to them. But Vir sapis qui pauca loquitur, aI will put it to them. But vir sapit qui pauca loquitur. ALLL IV.ii.79
soule Feminine saluteth vs.soul feminine saluteth us.LLL IV.ii.80
Master Person, quasi Person? And ifMaster Parson – quasi pierce-one? An ifLLL IV.ii.82
one should be perst, Which is the one?one should be pierced, which is the one?LLL IV.ii.83
Of persing a Hogshead, a good luster of conceitPiercing a hogshead! A good lustre of conceitLLL IV.ii.86
in a turph of Earth, Fire enough for a Flint, Pearlein a turf of earth, fire enough for a flint, pearlLLL IV.ii.87
enough for a Swine: 'tis prettie, it is well.enough for a swine. 'Tis pretty; it is well.LLL IV.ii.88
Facile precor gellida, quando pecas omnia sub vmbraFauste, precor gelida quando pecus omne sub umbraLLL IV.ii.92
ruminat,RuminatLLL IV.ii.93
and so forth. Ah good old Mantuan, I may speake of theeand so forth. Ah, good old Mantuan, I may speak of theeLLL IV.ii.94
as the traueiler doth of Venice, as the traveller doth of Venice:LLL IV.ii.95
vemchie, vencha,Venetia, Venetia,LLL IV.ii.96
que non te vnde, que non te perreche.Chi non ti vede, non ti pretia.LLL IV.ii.97
Old Mantuam, old Mantuan. Who vnderstandeth theeOld Mantuan, old Mantuan! Who understandeth theeLLL IV.ii.98
not, vt resol la mi fa: not, loves thee not. (He sings) Ut, re, sol, la, mi, fa. –LLL IV.ii.99
Vnder pardon sir, What are the contents? or rather Under pardon, sir, what are the contents? Or, rather,LLL IV.ii.100
as Horrace sayes in his, What my soule verses.as Horace says in his – What, my soul, verses?LLL IV.ii.101
Let me heare a staffe, a stanze, a verse, LegeLet me hear a staff, a stanze, a verse. Lege,LLL IV.ii.103
domine. domine.LLL IV.ii.104
You finde not the apostraphas, and so misseYou find not the apostrophus, and so missLLL IV.ii.119
the accent. Let me superuise the cangenet.the accent. Let me supervise the canzonet.LLL IV.ii.120
Nath. Here are onely numbers ratified, but for the elegancy,Here are only numbers ratified; but, for the elegancy,LLL IV.ii.121
facility, & golden cadence of poesie caret: Ouiddius facility, and golden cadence of poesy, caret. OvidiusLLL IV.ii.122
Naso was the man. And why in deed Naso, but for Naso was the man; and why indeed ‘ Naso ’ but forLLL IV.ii.123
smelling out the odoriferous flowers of fancy? the ierkessmelling out the odoriferous flowers of fancy, the jerksLLL IV.ii.124
of inuention imitarie is nothing: So doth the Hound hisof invention? Imitari is nothing. So doth the hound hisLLL IV.ii.125
master, the Ape his keeper, the tyred Horse his rider:master, the ape his keeper, the tired horse his rider.LLL IV.ii.126
But Damosella virgin, Was this directed to you?But, damosella virgin, was this directed to you?LLL IV.ii.127
I will ouerglance the superscript.I will overglance the superscript: (reading)LLL IV.ii.130
To the snow-white hand of the most beautious Lady Rosaline.To the snow-white hand of the most beauteous Lady Rosaline.LLL IV.ii.131
I will looke againe on the intellect of the Letter, forI will look again on the intellect of the letter, forLLL IV.ii.132
the nomination of the partie written to the person writtenthe nomination of the party writing to the person writtenLLL IV.ii.133
vnto. Your Ladiships in all desired imployment,unto: Your ladyship's, in all desired employment,LLL IV.ii.134
Berowne. Sir Holofernes, this Berowne is one of theBerowne. Sir Nathaniel, this Berowne is one of theLLL IV.ii.135
Votaries with the King, and here he hath framed avotaries with the King; and here he hath framed aLLL IV.ii.136
Letter to a sequent of the stranger Queenes: which accidentally,letter to a sequent of the stranger Queen's, which accidentally,LLL IV.ii.137
or by the way of progression, hath miscarried.or by the way of progression, hath miscarried.LLL IV.ii.138
Trip and goe my sweete, deliuer this Paper into theTrip and go, my sweet; deliver this paper into the royalLLL IV.ii.139
hand of the King, it may concerne much: stay not thyhand of the King; it may concern much. Stay not thyLLL IV.ii.140
complement, I forgiue thy duetie, adue.compliment; I forgive thy duty. Adieu.LLL IV.ii.141
Sir tell not me of the Father, I do feareSir, tell not me of the father, I do fearLLL IV.ii.147
colourable colours. But to returne to the Verses, Didcolourable colours. But to return to the verses: didLLL IV.ii.148
they please you sir Nathaniel?they please you, Sir Nathaniel?LLL IV.ii.149
I do dine to day at the fathers of a certaineI do dine today at the father's of a certainLLL IV.ii.151
Pupill of mine, where if (being repast) it shall pleasepupil of mine, where, if before repast it shall pleaseLLL IV.ii.152
you to gratifie the table with a Grace, I will on myyou to gratify the table with a grace, I will, on myLLL IV.ii.153
priuiledge I haue with the parents of the foresaid Childeprivilege I have with the parents of the foresaid childLLL IV.ii.154
or Pupill, vndertake your bien vonuto, where I will proueor pupil, undertake your ben venuto; where I will proveLLL IV.ii.155
those Verses to be very vnlearned, neither sauouring ofthose verses to be very unlearned, neither savouring ofLLL IV.ii.156
Poetrie, Wit, nor Inuention. I beseech your Societie. poetry, wit, nor invention. I beseech your society.LLL IV.ii.157
And certes the text most infalliblyAnd, certes, the text most infalliblyLLL IV.ii.160
concludes it. Sir I do inuite you too, you shallconcludes it. (To Dull) Sir, I do invite you too; you shallLLL IV.ii.161
not say me nay: paucaverba. Away, the gentles are atnot say me nay. Pauca verba. Away! The gentles are atLLL IV.ii.162
their game, and we will to our recreation. their game, and we will to our recreation.LLL IV.ii.163
Satis quid sufficit.Satis quod sufficit.LLL V.i.1
Noui hominum tanquam te, His humour isNovi hominem tanquam te. His humour isLLL V.i.9
lofty, his discourse peremptorie: his tongue filed, hislofty, his discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, hisLLL V.i.10
eye ambitious, his gate maiesticall, and his generalleye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his generalLLL V.i.11
behauiour vaine, ridiculous, and thrasonicall. He is toobehaviour vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical. He is tooLLL V.i.12
picked, too spruce, too affected, too odde, as it were,picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it were,LLL V.i.13
too peregrinat, as I may call it.too peregrinate, as I may call it.LLL V.i.14
He draweth out the thred of his verbositie, He draweth out the thread of his verbosityLLL V.i.16
finer then the staple of his argument. I abhor suchfiner than the staple of his argument. I abhor suchLLL V.i.17
phanaticall phantasims, such insociable and poynt deuisefanatical phantasimes, such insociable and point-deviceLLL V.i.18
companions, such rackers of ortagriphie, as to companions, such rackers of orthography, as toLLL V.i.19
speake dout fine, when he should say doubt; det,speak ‘dout’ sine ‘b’ when he should say ‘doubt,’ ‘det’LLL V.i.20
when he shold pronounce debt; d e b t, not detwhen he should pronounce ‘debt’ – d, e, b, t, not d, e,LLL V.i.21
he clepeth a Calf, Caufe: halfe, haufe: neighbour t. He clepeth a calf ‘cauf’, half ‘hauf’; neighbourLLL V.i.22
vocatur nebour; neigh abreuiated ne: this isvocatur ‘nebor’, neigh abbreviated ‘ne’. This isLLL V.i.23
abhominable, which he would call abhominable itabhominable, which he would call ‘abominable.’ ItLLL V.i.24
insinuateth me of infamie: ne inteligis domine, toinsinuateth me of insanie. Ne intelligis, domine? ToLLL V.i.25
make franticke, lunaticke?make frantic, lunatic.LLL V.i.26
Bome boon for boon prescian, a little Bone? ‘ Bone ’ for ‘ bene ’! Priscian a littleLLL V.i.28
scratcht, 'twil serue. scratched; 'twill serve.LLL V.i.29
Video, & gaudio.Video et gaudeo.LLL V.i.31
Quari Chirra, not Sirra?Quare ‘ chirrah ’, not ‘ sirrah ’?LLL V.i.33
Most millitarie sir salutation.Most military sir, salutation.LLL V.i.35
Ba, puericia with a horne added.Ba, pueritia, with a horn added.LLL V.i.47
Quis quis, thou Consonant?Quis, quis, thou consonant?LLL V.i.50
I will repeat them: a e I.I will repeat them: a, e, i –LLL V.i.53
What is the figure? What is the figure?What is the figure? What is the figure?LLL V.i.60
Thou disputes like an Infant: goe whip thyThou disputes like an infant. Go, whip thyLLL V.i.62
Gigge.gig.LLL V.i.63
Oh I smell false Latine, dunghel for O, I smell false Latin! ‘ Dunghill ’ forLLL V.i.74
vnguem.‘ unguem ’.LLL V.i.75
Or Mons the hill.Or mons, the hill.LLL V.i.79
I doe sans question.I do, sans question.LLL V.i.81
The posterior of the day, most generous The posterior of the day, most generousLLL V.i.86
sir, is liable, congruent, and measurable for thesir, is liable, congruent, and measurable for theLLL V.i.87
after-noone: the word is well culd, chose, sweet, andafternoon. The word is well culled, choice, sweet, andLLL V.i.88
apt I doe assure you sir, I doe assure.apt, I do assure you, sir, I do assure.LLL V.i.89
Sir, you shall present before her the NineSir, you shall present before her the NineLLL V.i.111
Worthies. Sir Holofernes, as concerning some entertainmentWorthies. Sir Nathaniel, as concerning some entertainmentLLL V.i.112
of time, some show in the posterior of this day,of time, some show in the posterior of this day,LLL V.i.113
to bee rendred by our assistants the Kings command:to be rendered by our assistance, the King's command,LLL V.i.114
and this most gallant, illustrate and learned Gentleman,and this most gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman,LLL V.i.115
before the Princesse: I say none so fit as to present thebefore the Princess – I say, none so fit as to present theLLL V.i.116
Nine Worthies.Nine Worthies.LLL V.i.117
Iosua, your selfe: my selfe, and this gallant gentleman Joshua, yourself; this gallant gentleman,LLL V.i.120
Iudas Machabeus; this Swaine (because of his greatJudas Maccabaeus; this swain, because of his greatLLL V.i.121
limme or ioynt) shall passe Pompey the great, the Page limb or joint, shall pass Pompey the Great; the page,LLL V.i.122
Hercules.Hercules –LLL V.i.123
Shall I haue audience? he shall present Shall I have audience? He shall presentLLL V.i.127
Hercules in minoritie: his enter and exit shall bee stranglingHercules in minority. His enter and exit shall be stranglingLLL V.i.128
a Snake; and I will haue an Apologie for thata snake; and I will have an apology for thatLLL V.i.129
purpose.purpose.LLL V.i.130
I will play three my selfe.I will play three myself.LLL V.i.136
We attend.We attend.LLL V.i.139
Via good-man Dull, thou hast spoken noVia, goodman Dull! Thou hast spoken noLLL V.i.142
word all this while.word all this while.LLL V.i.143
Alone, we will employ thee.Allons! We will employ thee.LLL V.i.145
Most Dull, honest Dull, to our sportMost dull, honest Dull! To our sport,LLL V.i.149
away.away!LLL V.i.150
Not Iscariot sir.Not Iscariot, sir.LLL V.ii.593
Iudas I am, ycliped Machabeus.Judas I am, yclept Maccabaeus.LLL V.ii.594
What meane you sir?What mean you, sir?LLL V.ii.600
Begin sir, you are my elder.Begin, sir; you are my elder.LLL V.ii.602
I will not be put out of countenance.I will not be put out of countenance.LLL V.ii.604
What is this?What is this?LLL V.ii.606
You haue put me out of countenance.You have put me out of countenance.LLL V.ii.618
But you haue out-fac'd them all.But you have outfaced them all.LLL V.ii.620
This is not generous, not gentle, not humble.This is not generous, not gentle, not humble.LLL V.ii.626