All of Shakespeare’s plays.
Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow: if I do not
wonder how thou darest venture to be drunk, not
being a tall fellow, trust me not. Hark! the kings
and the princes, our kindred, are going to see the
queen's picture. Come, follow us: we'll be ...
If it be ne'er so false, a true gentleman may swear
it in the behalf of his friend: and I'll swear to
the prince thou art a tall fellow of thy hands and
that thou wilt not be drunk; but I know thou art no
tall fellow of ...
Not swear it, now I am a gentleman? Let boors and
franklins say it, I'll swear it.
Give me thy hand: I will swear to the prince thou
art as honest a true fellow as any is in Bohemia.
Thou wilt amend thy life?
Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in so
preposterous estate as we are.
So you have: but I was a gentleman born before my
father; for the king's son took me by the hand, and
called me brother; and then the two kings called my
father brother; and then the prince my brother and
the princess my sister called my father father ...
Ay, and have been so any time these four hours.
You are well met, sir. You denied to fight with me
this other day, because I was no gentleman born.
See you these clothes? say you see them not and
think me still no gentleman born: you were best say
these robes are not gentlemen born: give me the
We are blest in this man, as I may say, even blest.
Comfort, good comfort! We must to the king and show
our strange sights: he must know 'tis none of your
daughter nor my sister; we are gone else. Sir, I
will give you as much as this old man does when the
business is performed, and remain, as he says ...
In some sort, sir: but though my case be a pitiful
one, I hope I shall not be flayed out of it.
He seems to be of great authority: close with him,
give him gold; and though authority be a stubborn
bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold: show
the inside of your purse to the outside of his hand,
and no more ado. Remember 'stoned,' and 'flayed ...
Has the old man e'er a son, sir, do you hear. an't
like you, sir?
Think you so, sir?
He seems to be the more noble in being fantastical:
a great man, I'll warrant; I know by the picking
This cannot be but a great courtier.
Advocate's the court-word for a pheasant: say you
Your worship had like to have given us one, if you
had not taken yourself with the manner.
We are but plain fellows, sir.
Pray heartily he be at palace.
Indeed, brother-in-law was the farthest off you
could have been to him and then your blood had been
the dearer by I know how much an ounce.
She being none of your flesh and blood, your flesh
and blood has not offended the king; and so your
flesh and blood is not to be punished by him. Show
those things you found about her, those secret
things, all but what she has with her: this being
Nay, but hear me.
See, see; what a man you are now!
There is no other way but to tell the king
she's a changeling and none of your flesh and blood.
We'll have this song out anon by ourselves: my
father and the gentlemen are in sad talk, and we'll
not trouble them. Come, bring away thy pack after
me. Wenches, I'll buy for you both. Pedlar, let's
have the first choice. Follow me, girls.
Lay it by too: another.
Come on, lay it by: and let's first see moe
ballads; we'll buy the other things anon.
What hast here? ballads?
Fear not thou, man, thou shalt lose nothing here.
Have I not told thee how I was cozened by the way
and lost all my money?
Is there no manners left among maids? will they
wear their plackets where they should bear their
faces? Is there not milking-time, when you are
going to bed, or kiln-hole, to whistle off these
secrets, but you must be tittle-tattling before all
our guests? 'tis well they are whispering: clamour ...
If I were not in love with Mopsa, thou shouldst take
no money of me; but being enthralled as I am, it
will also be the bondage of certain ribbons and gloves.
You have of these pedlars, that have more in them
than you'ld think, sister.
Prithee bring him in; and let him approach singing.
Believe me, thou talkest of an admirable conceited
fellow. Has he any unbraided wares?
He could never come better; he shall come in. I
love a ballad but even too well, if it be doleful
matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing
indeed and sung lamentably.
Not a word, a word; we stand upon our manners.
Come, strike up!
Come on, strike up!
Then fare thee well: I must go buy spices for our
Shall I bring thee on the way?
How do you now?
Not a more cowardly rogue in all Bohemia: if you had
but looked big and spit at him, he'ld have run.
Out upon him! prig, for my life, prig: he haunts
wakes, fairs and bear-baitings.
His vices, you would say; there's no virtue whipped
out of the court: they cherish it to make it stay
there; and yet it will no more but abide.
What manner of fellow was he that robbed you?
Dost lack any money? I have a little money for thee.
How now! canst stand?
Alas, poor soul!
Indeed, he should be a footman by the garments he
has left with thee: if this be a horseman's coat,
it hath seen very hot service. Lend me thy hand,
I'll help thee: come, lend me thy hand.
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