colours (n.) Old form(s): collours , Colours, coullours
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
1H6 I.vi.1[Pucelle to all] Advance our waving colours on the walls
1H6 III.iii.31[Pucelle to all] There goes the Talbot with his colours spread
1H6 IV.ii.56[Talbot to all] Prosper our colours in this dangerous fight!
1H6 V.iii.128[Suffolk to his men] Then call our captains and our colours forth!
3H6 I.i.127[King to all, of his ancestors] their colours, often borne in France
3H6 I.i.252[Queen to King] The northern lords that have forsworn thy colours / Will follow mine
3H6 I.i.91[Warwick to Westmorland] we are those which chased you from the field / ... and with colours spread / Marched through the city to the palace gates
3H6 II.ii.173[Edward to all] Sound trumpets! Let our bloody colours wave!
3H6 V.i.58[Warwick to all] O, cheerful colours! See where Oxford comes!
Cym I.v.18[Iachimo to all, of Innogen and Posthumus] the approbation of those that weep this lamentable divorce under her colours are wonderfully to extend him
E3 I.i.113[King Edward to Lorraine] I shall be scarred / As oft as I dispose myself to rest / Until my colours be displayed in France
E3 II.i.295[King Edward to himself, of Warwick] I will work with him / To bear my colours in this field of love
E3 II.ii.100[King Edward to Prince Edward] Let's with our colours sweet the air of France
E3 III.iv.74[stage direction] the body of the King of Bohemia borne before, wrapped in the colours
E3 IV.iv.72[Herald to Pricne Edward, of King John] He straight will fold his bloody colours up
E3 IV.iv.84[Prince Edward to Herald, of King John] Tell him my colours are as red as his
E3 IV.vii.2[Prince Edward to King John] Thy bloody ensigns are my captive colours
KJ II.i.319[English Herald to the men of Angiers] Our colours do return in those same hands / That did display them when we first marched forth
KJ II.i.389[Bastard to the French and English Kings] dissever your united strengths / And part your mingled colours once again
KJ II.i.8[King Philip to Arthur, of Austria] hither is he come / To spread his colours, boy, in thy behalf
KJ V.i.72[Bastard to King John, of Lewis the Dauphin] Mocking the air with colours idly spread
KJ V.ii.32[Salisbury to his companions] [we must] follow unacquainted colours here
KJ V.ii.73[Cardinal Pandulph to Lewis the Dauphin] Therefore thy threatening colours now wind up
KJ V.v.7[Lewis the Dauphin to all] we bid good night, / And wound our tottering colours clearly up
KL IV.iv.1.1[stage direction] Enter, with drum and colours, Cordelia, Doctor, and soldiers
LLL III.i.185[Berowne alone, of Cupid] I to be a corporal of his field, / And wear his colours like a tumbler's hoop!
MW III.iv.79[Fenton to Mistress Page] I must advance the colours of my love / And not retire
R2 IV.i.100[Bishop of Carlisle to Bolingbroke, of Norfolk] Christ, / Under whose colours he had fought so long
R3 V.iii.35[Blunt to Richmond, of Stanley] Unless I have mista'en his colours much
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