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Fy, fy, Fie, fie,TNK III.v.1
what tediosity, & disensanityWhat tediosity and disinsanityTNK III.v.2
is here among ye? have my RudimentsIs here among ye! Have my rudimentsTNK III.v.3
bin labourd so long with ye? milkd unto ye,Been laboured so long with ye, milked unto ye,TNK III.v.4
and by a figure even the very plumbrothAnd, by a figure, even the very plum-brothTNK III.v.5
& marrow of my understanding laid upon ye?And marrow of my understanding laid upon ye?TNK III.v.6
and do you still cry where, and how, & wherfore?And do you still cry ‘ Where?’ and ‘ How?’ and ‘ Wherefore?’TNK III.v.7
you most course freeze capacities, ye jave Iudgements,You most coarse frieze capacities, ye jean judgements,TNK III.v.8
have I saide thus let be, and there let be,Have I said ‘ Thus let be,’ and ‘ There let be,’TNK III.v.9
and then let be, and no man understand mee,And ‘ Then let be,’ and no man understand me?TNK III.v.10
proh deum, medius fidius, ye are all dunces:Proh deum, medius fidius, ye are all dunces!TNK III.v.11
For why here stand I. Here the Duke comes, there are youForwhy, here stand I; here the Duke comes; there are youTNK III.v.12
close in the Thicket; the Duke appeares, I meete himClose in the thicket. The Duke appears; I meet him,TNK III.v.13
and unto him I utter learned things,And unto him I utter learned things,TNK III.v.14
and many figures, he heares, and nods, and hums,And many figures; he hears, and nods, and hums,TNK III.v.15
and then cries rare, and I goe forward, at lengthAnd then cries ‘ Rare!’, and I go forward; at lengthTNK III.v.16
I fling my Cap up; marke there; then do youI fling my cap up – mark there! – then do you,TNK III.v.17
as once did Meleager, and the BoreAs once did Meleager and the boar,TNK III.v.18
break comly out before him: like true lovers,Break comely out before him; like true lovers,TNK III.v.19
cast your selves in a Body decently,Cast yourselves in a body decently,TNK III.v.20
and sweetly, by a figure trace, and turne Boyes.And sweetly, by a figure, trace and turn, boys.TNK III.v.21
But I say where's their women?But, I say, where's their women?TNK III.v.25.1
Wher be your Ribands maids? swym with your BodiesWhere be your ribands, maids? Swim with your bodies,TNK III.v.28
And carry it sweetly, and deliverlyAnd carry it sweetly and deliverly,TNK III.v.29
And now and then a fauour, and a friske.And now and then a favour and a frisk.TNK III.v.30
Wher's the rest o'th Musicke.Where's the rest o'th' music?TNK III.v.31.2
Couple thenCouple then,TNK III.v.32.2
And see what's wanting; wher's the Bavian?And see what's wanting. Where's the bavian?TNK III.v.33
My friend, carry your taile without offenceMy friend, carry your tail without offenceTNK III.v.34
Or scandall to the Ladies; and be sureOr scandal to the ladies; and be sureTNK III.v.35
You tumble with audacity, and manhood,You tumble with audacity and manhood,TNK III.v.36
And when you barke doe it with judgement.And when you bark do it with judgement.TNK III.v.37.1
Quo usque taudem. Here is a woman wantingQuousque tandem? Here is a woman wanting!TNK III.v.38
We have,We have,TNK III.v.40
As learned Authours utter, washd a Tile,As learned authors utter, washed a tile;TNK III.v.41
We have beene fatuus, and laboured vainely.We have beene fatuus, and laboured vainly.TNK III.v.42
An Eele and woman,An eel and woman,TNK III.v.49
A learned Poet sayes: unles by'th taileA learned poet says, unless by th' tailTNK III.v.50
And with thy teeth thou hold, will either faile,And with thy teeth thou hold, will either fail.TNK III.v.51
In manners this was false positionIn manners this was false position.TNK III.v.52
Nothing,Nothing;TNK III.v.54.2
Our busines is become a nullityOur business is become a nullity,TNK III.v.55
Yea, and a woefull, and a pittious nullity.Yea, and a woeful and a piteous nullity.TNK III.v.56
And are you mad good woman?And are you mad, good woman?TNK III.v.78.1
Why?Why?TNK III.v.79.2
Dij boni.Dii boni,TNK III.v.84.2
A Tinker Damzell?A tinker, damsel?TNK III.v.85.1
Goe take her,Go take her,TNK III.v.87.2
aud fluently perswade her to a peace:And fluently persuade her to a peace.TNK III.v.88
Et opus exegi, quod nec Iouis ira, nec ignis.Et opus exegi, quod nec Iovis ira nec ignis TNK III.v.89
Strike up, and leade her in.Strike up, and lead her in.TNK III.v.90.1
Perswasively, and cunningly: away boyes,Persuasively and cunningly! Away, boys.TNK III.v.92
I heare the hornes: give me some / Meditation,I hear the horns; give me some meditation,TNK III.v.93
and marke your Cue;And mark your cue.TNK III.v.94.1
Pallas inspire me.Pallas inspire me!TNK III.v.94.2
Stay, and edifie.Stay, and edify!TNK III.v.95.2
Thou doughtie Duke all haile: all haile sweet Ladies.Thou doughty Duke, all hail; all hail, sweet ladies!TNK III.v.99
If you but favour; our Country pastime made is,If you but favour, our country pastime made is.TNK III.v.101
We are a few of those collected hereWe are a few of those collected hereTNK III.v.102
That ruder Tongues distinguish villager,That ruder tongues distinguish villager;TNK III.v.103
And to say veritie, and not to fable;And to say verity, and not to fable,TNK III.v.104
We are a merry rout, or else a rableWe are a merry rout, or else a rabble,TNK III.v.105
Or company, or by a figure, ChorisOr company, or, by a figure, chorus,TNK III.v.106
That fore thy dignitie will dance a Morris.That 'fore thy dignity will dance a morris.TNK III.v.107
And I that am the rectifier of allAnd I that am the rectifier of all,TNK III.v.108
By title Pedagogus, that let fallBy title pedagogus, that let fallTNK III.v.109
The Birch upon the breeches of the small ones,The birch upon the breeches of the small ones,TNK III.v.110
And humble with a Ferula the tall ones,And humble with a ferula the tall ones,TNK III.v.111
Doe here present this Machine, or this frame,Do here present this machine, or this frame;TNK III.v.112
And daintie Duke, whose doughtie dismall fameAnd, dainty Duke, whose doughty dismal fameTNK III.v.113
From Dis to Dedalus, from post to pillarFrom Dis to Daedalus, from post to pillar,TNK III.v.114
Is blowne abroad; helpe me thy poore well willer,Is blown abroad, help me, thy poor well-willer,TNK III.v.115
And with thy twinckling eyes, looke right and straightAnd with thy twinkling eyes look right and straightTNK III.v.116
Vpon this mighty Morr---of mickle waightUpon this mighty ‘ Morr,’ of mickle weight;TNK III.v.117
Is---now comes in, which being glewd together‘ Is ’ now comes in, which being glued togetherTNK III.v.118
Makes Morris, and the cause that we came hether.Makes ‘ Morris,’ and the cause that we came hither,TNK III.v.119
The body of our sport of no small studyThe body of our sport, of no small study.TNK III.v.120
I first appeare, though rude, and raw, and muddy,I first appear, though rude, and raw, and muddy,TNK III.v.121
To speake before thy noble grace, this tenner:To speak before thy noble grace this tenor,TNK III.v.122
At whose great feete I offer up my penner.At whose great feet I offer up my penner;TNK III.v.123
The next the Lord of May, and Lady bright,The next, the Lord of May and Lady bright;TNK III.v.124
The Chambermaid, and Servingman by nightThe chambermaid and servingman, by nightTNK III.v.125
That seeke out silent hanging: Then mine HostThat seek out silent hanging; then mine hostTNK III.v.126
And his fat Spowse, that welcomes to their costAnd his fat spouse, that welcomes to their costTNK III.v.127
The gauled Traveller, and with a beckningThe galled traveller, and with a beckoningTNK III.v.128
Informes the Tapster to inflame the reckning:Informs the tapster to inflame the reckoning;TNK III.v.129
Then the beast eating Clowne, and next the foole,Then the beest-eating clown, and next the fool,TNK III.v.130
The Bavian with long tayle, and eke long toole,The bavian, with long tail and eke long tool,TNK III.v.131
Cum multis aliijs that make a dance,Cum multis aliis that make a dance;TNK III.v.132
Say I, and all shall presently advance.Say ‘ ay,’ and all shall presently advance.TNK III.v.133
Intrate filij, Come forth, and foot it,Intrate, filii! Come forth and foot it.TNK III.v.136
Ladies, if we have beene merryLadies, if we have been merry,TNK III.v.137
And have pleasd thee with a derry,And have pleased ye with a derry,TNK III.v.138
And a derry, and a downeAnd a derry, and a down,TNK III.v.139
Say the Schoolemaster's no Clowne:Say the schoolmaster's no clown;TNK III.v.140
Duke, if we have pleasd three tooDuke, if we have pleased thee too,TNK III.v.141
And have done as good Boyes should doe,And have done as good boys should do,TNK III.v.142
Give us but a tree or twaineGive us but a tree or twainTNK III.v.143
For a Maypole, and againeFor a maypole, and again,TNK III.v.144
Ere another yeare run out,Ere another year run out,TNK III.v.145
Wee'l make thee laugh and all this rout.We'll make thee laugh, and all this rout.TNK III.v.146
May the Stag thou huntst stand long,May the stag thou huntest stand long,TNK III.v.153
And thy dogs be swift and strong:And thy dogs be swift and strong;TNK III.v.154
May they kill him without lets,May they kill him without lets,TNK III.v.155
And the Ladies eate his dowsets:And the ladies eate his dowsets.TNK III.v.156
Come we are all made. Dij Deaeq; omnes,Come, we are all made. Dii deaeque omnes,TNK III.v.157
ye have danc'd rarely wenches.Ye have danced rarely, wenches.TNK III.v.158