Henry VI Part 3
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Enter K. Edward, Gloster, Enter King Edward, Richard Duke of Gloucester, 3H6 III.ii.1.1
Clarence, Lady Gray.George Duke of Clarence, and Lady Grey 3H6 III.ii.1.2
King. EDWARD 
Brother of Gloster, at S. Albons fieldBrother of Gloucester, at Saint Albans fieldfield (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat3H6 III.ii.1
This Ladyes Husband, Sir Richard Grey, was slaine,This lady's husband, Sir Richard Grey, was slain, 3H6 III.ii.2
His Land then seiz'd on by the Conqueror,His lands then seized on by the conqueror. 3H6 III.ii.3
Her suit is now, to repossesse those Lands,Her suit is now to repossess those lands;suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition3H6 III.ii.4
Which wee in Iustice cannot well deny,Which we in justice cannot well deny,deny (v.)disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]3H6 III.ii.5
Because in Quarrell of the House of Yorke,Because in quarrel of the house of Yorkquarrel (n.)
old form: Quarrell
cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
3H6 III.ii.6
The worthy Gentleman did lose his Life.The worthy gentleman did lose his life. 3H6 III.ii.7
Rich. RICHARD 
Your Highnesse shall doe well to graunt her suit:Your highness shall do well to grant her suit; 3H6 III.ii.8
It were dishonor to deny it her.It were dishonour to deny it her.deny (v.)disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]3H6 III.ii.9
King. EDWARD 
It were no lesse, but yet Ile make a pawse.It were no less; but yet I'll make a pause. 3H6 III.ii.10
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.11
Yea, is it so:Yea, is it so? 3H6 III.ii.11
I see the Lady hath a thing to graunt,I see the lady hath a thing to grant 3H6 III.ii.12
Before the King will graunt her humble suit.Before the King will grant her humble suit. 3H6 III.ii.13
Clarence. GEORGE  
(aside to Richard) 3H6 III.ii.14.1
Hee knowes the Game, how true hee keepes the winde?He knows the game; how true he keeps the wind!game (n.)quarry, object of the chase3H6 III.ii.14
true (adv.)steadily, reliably, surely
wind, keep the
old form: keepes, winde
stay downwind of a quarry [so as to maintain a scent]
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.15
Silence.Silence! 3H6 III.ii.15
King. EDWARD 
Widow, we will consider of your suit,Widow, we will consider of your suit; 3H6 III.ii.16
And come some other time to know our minde.And come some other time to know our mind. 3H6 III.ii.17
Wid. LADY GREY 
Right gracious Lord, I cannot brooke delay:Right gracious lord, I cannot brook delay;brook (v.)
old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
3H6 III.ii.18
May it please your Highnesse to resolue me now,May it please your highness to resolve me now,resolve (v.)
old form: resolue
answer, respond to
3H6 III.ii.19
And what your pleasure is, shall satisfie me.And what your pleasure is shall satisfy me.pleasure (n.)wish, desire, will3H6 III.ii.20
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George)warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm3H6 III.ii.21.1
I Widow? then Ile warrant you all your Lands,Ay, widow? Then I'll warrant you all your lands, 3H6 III.ii.21
And if what pleases him, shall pleasure you:An if what pleases him shall pleasure you.an if (conj.)if3H6 III.ii.22
Fight closer, or good faith you'le catch a Blow.Fight closer, or, good faith, you'll catch a blow.blow (n.)[fencing] stab, firm stroke3H6 III.ii.23
Clarence. GEORGE  
(aside to Richard) 3H6 III.ii.24.1
I feare her not, vnlesse she chance to fall.I fear her not unless she chance to fall.fear (v.)
old form: feare
fear for, worry about, be anxious about
3H6 III.ii.24
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.25.1
God forbid that, for hee'le take vantages.God forbid that! For he'll take vantages.vantage (n.)right moment, suitable opportunity3H6 III.ii.25
King. EDWARD 
How many Children hast thou, Widow? tell me.How many children hast thou, widow? Tell me. 3H6 III.ii.26
Clarence. GEORGE  
(aside to Richard) 3H6 III.ii.27
I thinke he meanes to begge a Child of her.I think he means to beg a child of her. 3H6 III.ii.27
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.28.1
Nay then whip me: hee'le rather giue her two.Nay then, whip me; he'll rather give her two.whip me[exclamation] treat me as a criminal3H6 III.ii.28
Wid. LADY GREY 
Three, my most gracious Lord.Three, my most gracious lord. 3H6 III.ii.29
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.30
You shall haue foure, if you'le be rul'd by him.You shall have four, if you'll be ruled by him. 3H6 III.ii.30
King. EDWARD 
'Twere pittie they should lose their Fathers Lands.'Twere pity they should lose their father's lands. 3H6 III.ii.31
Wid. LADY GREY 
Be pittifull, dread Lord, and graunt it then.Be pitiful, dread lord, and grant it then.pitiful (adj.)
old form: pittifull
compassionate, merciful, tender
3H6 III.ii.32
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
King. EDWARD 
Lords giue vs leaue, Ile trye this Widowes wit.Lords, give us leave; I'll try this widow's wit.wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity3H6 III.ii.33
try (v.)prove, ascertain, find out
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.34
I, good leaue haue you, for you will haue leaue,Ay, good leave have you; for you will have leave, 3H6 III.ii.34
Till Youth take leaue, and leaue you to the Crutch.Till youth take leave and leave you to the crutch. 3H6 III.ii.35
Richard and George go out of earshot 3H6 III.ii.36
King. EDWARD 
Now tell me, Madame, doe you loue your Children?Now tell me, madam, do you love your children? 3H6 III.ii.36
Wid. LADY GREY 
I, full as dearely as I loue my selfe.Ay, full as dearly as I love myself. 3H6 III.ii.37
King. EDWARD 
And would you not doe much to doe them good?And would you not do much to do them good?good, do one
old form: doe
make prosper, enable to succeed
3H6 III.ii.38
Wid. LADY GREY 
To doe them good, I would sustayne some harme.To do them good I would sustain some harm. 3H6 III.ii.39
King. EDWARD 
Then get your Husbands Lands, to doe them good.Then get your husband's lands, to do them good. 3H6 III.ii.40
Wid. LADY GREY 
Therefore I came vnto your Maiestie.Therefore I came unto your majesty. 3H6 III.ii.41
King. EDWARD 
Ile tell you how these Lands are to be got.I'll tell you how these lands are to be got. 3H6 III.ii.42
Wid. LADY GREY 
So shall you bind me to your Highnesse seruice.So shall you bind me to your highness' service.service (n.)
old form: seruice
respect, duty, esteem
3H6 III.ii.43
King. EDWARD 
What seruice wilt thou doe me, if I giue them?What service wilt thou do me, if I give them? 3H6 III.ii.44
Wid. LADY GREY 
What you command, that rests in me to doe.What you command, that rests in me to do.rest (v.)remain [to be done], be left3H6 III.ii.45
King. EDWARD 
But you will take exceptions to my Boone.But you will take exceptions to my boon.exception (n.)(often plural) objection, dislike, disapproval3H6 III.ii.46
boon (n.)
old form: Boone
petition, entreaty, request
Wid. LADY GREY 
No, gracious Lord, except I cannot doe it.No, gracious lord, except I cannot do it. 3H6 III.ii.47
King. EDWARD 
I, but thou canst doe what I meane to aske.Ay, but thou canst do what I mean to ask. 3H6 III.ii.48
Wid. LADY GREY 
Why then I will doe what your Grace commands. Why, then I will do what your grace commands. 3H6 III.ii.49
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.50.1
Hee plyes her hard, and much Raine weares the Marble.He plies her hard; and much rain wears the marble.ply (v.)
old form: plyes
keep on at, press, urge
3H6 III.ii.50
Clar. GEORGE  
(aside to Richard) 3H6 III.ii.51
As red as fire? nay then, her Wax must melt.As red as fire! Nay, then her wax must melt. 3H6 III.ii.51
Wid. LADY GREY 
Why stoppes my Lord? shall I not heare my Taske?Why stops my lord? Shall I not hear my task? 3H6 III.ii.52
King. EDWARD 
An easie Taske, 'tis but to loue a King.An easy task; 'tis but to love a king. 3H6 III.ii.53
Wid. LADY GREY 
That's soone perform'd, because I am a Subiect.That's soon performed, because I am a subject. 3H6 III.ii.54
King. EDWARD 
Why then, thy Husbands Lands I freely giue thee.Why, then, thy husband's lands I freely give thee. 3H6 III.ii.55
Wid. LADY GREY 
I take my leaue with many thousand thankes.I take my leave with many thousand thanks. 3H6 III.ii.56
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.57.1
The Match is made, shee seales it with a Cursie.The match is made; she seals it with a curtsy.seal (v.)
old form: seales
confirm, ratify, approve
3H6 III.ii.57
King. EDWARD 
But stay thee, 'tis the fruits of loue I meane.But stay thee; 'tis the fruits of love I mean.stay (v.)linger, tarry, delay3H6 III.ii.58
Wid. LADY GREY 
The fruits of Loue, I meane, my louing Liege.The fruits of love I mean, my loving liege.liege (n.)lord, sovereign3H6 III.ii.59
King. EDWARD 
I, but I feare me in another sence.Ay, but I fear me in another sense. 3H6 III.ii.60
What Loue, think'st thou, I sue so much to get?What love, thinkest thou, I sue so much to get?sue (v.)beg, plead, beseech3H6 III.ii.61
Wid. LADY GREY 
My loue till death, my humble thanks, my prayers,My love till death, my humble thanks, my prayers; 3H6 III.ii.62
That loue which Vertue begges, and Vertue graunts.That love which virtue begs and virtue grants. 3H6 III.ii.63
King. EDWARD 
No, by my troth, I did not meane such loue.No, by my troth, I did not mean such love.troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]3H6 III.ii.64
Wid. LADY GREY 
Why then you meane not, as I thought you did.Why, then you mean not as I thought you did. 3H6 III.ii.65
King. EDWARD 
But now you partly may perceiue my minde.But now you partly may perceive my mind. 3H6 III.ii.66
Wid. LADY GREY 
My minde will neuer graunt what I perceiueMy mind will never grant what I perceive 3H6 III.ii.67
Your Highnesse aymes at, if I ayme aright.Your highness aims at, if I aim aright.aim (v.)
old form: ayme
guess, conjecture, surmise
3H6 III.ii.68
King. EDWARD 
To tell thee plaine, I ayme to lye with thee.To tell thee plain, I aim to lie with thee.plain (adv.)
old form: plaine
honestly, frankly, openly
3H6 III.ii.69
lie (v.)
old form: lye
sleep, go to bed
Wid. LADY GREY 
To tell you plaine, I had rather lye in Prison.To tell you plain, I had rather lie in prison. 3H6 III.ii.70
King. EDWARD 
Why then thou shalt not haue thy Husbands Lands.Why, then thou shalt not have thy husband's lands. 3H6 III.ii.71
Wid. LADY GREY 
Why then mine Honestie shall be my Dower,Why, then mine honesty shall be my dower;honesty (n.)
old form: Honestie
virtue, chastity
3H6 III.ii.72
dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
For by that losse, I will not purchase them.For by that loss I will not purchase them. 3H6 III.ii.73
King. EDWARD 
Therein thou wrong'st thy Children mightily.Therein thou wrongest thy children mightily. 3H6 III.ii.74
Wid. LADY GREY 
Herein your Highnesse wrongs both them & me:Herein your highness wrongs both them and me. 3H6 III.ii.75
But mightie Lord, this merry inclinationBut, mighty lord, this merry inclinationmerry (adj.)facetious, droll, jocular3H6 III.ii.76
inclination (n.)character, temperament, disposition
Accords not with the sadnesse of my suit:Accords not with the sadness of my suit:sadness (n.)
old form: sadnesse
seriousness, gravity
3H6 III.ii.77
Please you dismisse me, eyther with I, or no.Please you dismiss me, either with ay or no. 3H6 III.ii.78
King. EDWARD 
I, if thou wilt say I to my request:Ay, if thou wilt say ‘ ay ’ to my request; 3H6 III.ii.79
No, if thou do'st say No to my demand.No, if thou dost say ‘ no ’ to my demand. 3H6 III.ii.80
Wid. LADY GREY 
Then No, my Lord: my suit is at an end.Then, no, my lord. My suit is at an end.suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition3H6 III.ii.81
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George)brow (n.)
old form: Browes
eyebrow
3H6 III.ii.82.1
The Widow likes him not, shee knits her Browes.The widow likes him not; she knits her brows. 3H6 III.ii.82
Clarence. GEORGE  
(aside to Richard) 3H6 III.ii.83.1
Hee is the bluntest Wooer in Christendome. He is the bluntest wooer in Christendom.blunt (adj.)plain-spoken, unceremonious, forthright3H6 III.ii.83
King. EDWARD  
(aside) 3H6 III.ii.84
Her Looks doth argue her replete with Modesty,Her looks doth argue her replete with modesty; 3H6 III.ii.84
Her Words doth shew her Wit incomparable,Her words doth show her wit incomparable;wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability3H6 III.ii.85
All her perfections challenge Soueraigntie,All her perfections challenge sovereignty.challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on3H6 III.ii.86
One way, or other, shee is for a King,One way or other, she is for a king; 3H6 III.ii.87
And shee shall be my Loue, or else my Queene.And she shall be my love or else my queen.love (n.)
old form: Loue
mistress, lover, paramour
3H6 III.ii.88
(to Lady Grey) 3H6 III.ii.89
Say, that King Edward take thee for his Queene?Say that King Edward take thee for his queen? 3H6 III.ii.89
Wid. LADY GREY 
'Tis better said then done, my gracious Lord:'Tis better said than done, my gracious lord. 3H6 III.ii.90
I am a subiect fit to ieast withall,I am a subject fit to jest withal, 3H6 III.ii.91
But farre vnfit to be a Soueraigne.But far unfit to be a sovereign. 3H6 III.ii.92
King. EDWARD 
Sweet Widow, by my State I sweare to thee,Sweet widow, by my state I swear to theestate (n.)kingship, majesty, sovereignty3H6 III.ii.93
I speake no more then what my Soule intends,I speak no more than what my soul intends; 3H6 III.ii.94
And that is, to enioy thee for my Loue.And that is, to enjoy thee for my love.enjoy (v.)
old form: enioy
possess in love, sleep with
3H6 III.ii.95
love (n.)
old form: Loue
mistress, lover, paramour
Wid. LADY GREY 
And that is more then I will yeeld vnto:And that is more than I will yield unto. 3H6 III.ii.96
I know, I am too meane to be your Queene,I know I am too mean to be your queen,mean (adj.)
old form: meane
of low rank, inferior in position, less important
3H6 III.ii.97
And yet too good to be your Concubine.And yet too good to be your concubine. 3H6 III.ii.98
King. EDWARD 
You cauill, Widow, I did meane my Queene.You cavil, widow; I did mean my queen.cavil (v.)
old form: cauill
dispute over details, raise pointless objections
3H6 III.ii.99
Wid. LADY GREY 
'Twill grieue your Grace, my Sonnes should call you Father.'Twill grieve your grace my sons should call you father. 3H6 III.ii.100
King. EDWARD 
No more, then when my Daughters / Call thee Mother.No more than when my daughters call thee mother. 3H6 III.ii.101
Thou art a Widow, and thou hast some Children,Thou art a widow and thou hast some children; 3H6 III.ii.102
And by Gods Mother, I being but a Batchelor,And, by God's mother, I, being but a bachelor, 3H6 III.ii.103
Haue other-some. Why, 'tis a happy thing,Have other some; why, 'tis a happy thinghappy (adj.)fortunate, lucky, favoured3H6 III.ii.104
To be the Father vnto many Sonnes:To be the father unto many sons. 3H6 III.ii.105
Answer no more, for thou shalt be my Queene.Answer no more, for thou shalt be my queen. 3H6 III.ii.106
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside to George) 3H6 III.ii.107.1
The Ghostly Father now hath done his Shrift.The ghostly father now hath done his shrift.ghostly (adj.)spiritual, holy3H6 III.ii.107
shrift (n.)absolution
Clarence. GEORGE  
(aside to Richard) 3H6 III.ii.108.1
When hee was made a Shriuer, 'twas for shift.When he was made a shriver, 'twas for shift.shriver (n.)
old form: Shriuer
father confessor
3H6 III.ii.108
shift (n.)stratagem, tactic, way
King. EDWARD 
Brothers, you muse what Chat wee two haue had.Brothers, you muse what chat we two have had.muse (v.)wonder, speculate, ponder3H6 III.ii.109
Rich. RICHARD 
The Widow likes it not, for shee lookes very sad.The widow likes it not, for she looks very sad.sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy3H6 III.ii.110
King. EDWARD 
You'ld thinke it strange, if I should marrie her.You'd think it strange if I should marry her. 3H6 III.ii.111
Clarence. GEORGE 
To who, my Lord?To who, my lord? 3H6 III.ii.112.1
King. EDWARD 
Why Clarence, to my selfe.Why, Clarence, to myself. 3H6 III.ii.112.2
Rich. RICHARD 
That would be tenne dayes wonder at the least.That would be ten days' wonder at the least. 3H6 III.ii.113
Clarence. GEORGE 
That's a day longer then a Wonder lasts.That's a day longer than a wonder lasts. 3H6 III.ii.114
Rich. RICHARD 
By so much is the Wonder in extremes.By so much is the wonder in extremes.extreme (n.)highest degree, largest kind3H6 III.ii.115
King. EDWARD 
Well, ieast on Brothers: I can tell you both,Well, jest on, brothers; I can tell you both 3H6 III.ii.116
Her suit is graunted for her Husbands Lands.Her suit is granted for her husband's lands. 3H6 III.ii.117
Enter a Noble man.Enter a Nobleman 3H6 III.ii.118
Nob. NOBLEMAN 
My gracious Lord, Henry your Foe is taken,My gracious lord, Henry your foe is taken, 3H6 III.ii.118
And brought your Prisoner to your Pallace Gate.And brought your prisoner to your palace gate. 3H6 III.ii.119
King. EDWARD 
See that he be conuey'd vnto the Tower:See that he be conveyed unto the Tower; 3H6 III.ii.120
And goe wee Brothers to the man that tooke him,And go we, brothers, to the man that took him, 3H6 III.ii.121
To question of his apprehension.To question of his apprehension.apprehension (n.)arrest, seizure, laying hold3H6 III.ii.122
Widow goe you along: Lords vse her honourable.Widow, go you along. Lords, use her honourably. 3H6 III.ii.123
Exeunt. Manet Richard.Exeunt all but Richard 3H6 III.ii.123
Rich. RICHARD 
I, Edward will vse Women honourably:Ay, Edward will use women honourably. 3H6 III.ii.124
Would he were wasted, Marrow, Bones, and all,Would he were wasted, marrow, bones, and all,waste (v.)lay waste, ravage, devastate3H6 III.ii.125
That from his Loynes no hopefull Branch may spring,That from his loins no hopeful branch may spring, 3H6 III.ii.126
To crosse me from the Golden time I looke for:To cross me from the golden time I look for!cross (v.)
old form: crosse
prevent, thwart, forestall
3H6 III.ii.127
And yet, betweene my Soules desire, and me,And yet, between my soul's desire and me –  3H6 III.ii.128
The lustfull Edwards Title buryed,The lustful Edward's title buried – bury (v.)
old form: buryed
abandon forever, consign to oblivion, eliminate
3H6 III.ii.129
Is Clarence, Henry, and his Sonne young Edward,Is Clarence, Henry, and his son young Edward, 3H6 III.ii.130
And all the vnlook'd-for Issue of their Bodies,And all the unlooked-for issue of their bodies,issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant3H6 III.ii.131
unlooked-for (adj.)
old form: vnlook'd-for
undesirable, unwelcome, disagreeable
To take their Roomes, ere I can place my selfe:To take their rooms, ere I can place myself:room (n.)
old form: Roomes
position [in line to the throne]
3H6 III.ii.132
A cold premeditation for my purpose.A cold premeditation for my purpose!premeditation (n.)forecast, outlook3H6 III.ii.133
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
cold (adj.)bad, unwelcome, disagreeable
Why then I doe but dreame on Soueraigntie,Why then, I do but dream on sovereignty; 3H6 III.ii.134
Like one that stands vpon a Promontorie,Like one that stands upon a promontory 3H6 III.ii.135
And spyes a farre-off shore, where hee would tread,And spies a far-off shore where he would tread, 3H6 III.ii.136
Wishing his foot were equall with his eye,Wishing his foot were equal with his eye, 3H6 III.ii.137
And chides the Sea, that sunders him from thence,And chides the sea that sunders him from thence,chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove3H6 III.ii.138
sunder (v.)separate, split up, part
Saying, hee'le lade it dry, to haue his way:Saying he'll lade it dry to have his way;lade (v.)drain, bail, empty3H6 III.ii.139
So doe I wish the Crowne, being so farre off,So do I wish the crown, being so far off; 3H6 III.ii.140
And so I chide the meanes that keepes me from it,And so I chide the means that keeps me from it;chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove3H6 III.ii.141
mean (n.)
old form: meanes
(plural) obstacles, intervening factors
And so (I say) Ile cut the Causes off,And so I say I'll cut the causes off,cut off (v.)put to death, bring to an untimely end3H6 III.ii.142
Flattering me with impossibilities:Flattering me with impossibilities.flatter (v.)deceive, beguile3H6 III.ii.143
My Eyes too quicke, my Heart o're-weenes too much,My eye's too quick, my heart o'erweens too much,overween (v.)
old form: o're-weenes
presume too much, go too far
3H6 III.ii.144
quick (adj.)
old form: quicke
alive to possibilities, lively, impatient
Vnlesse my Hand and Strength could equall them.Unless my hand and strength could equal them. 3H6 III.ii.145
Well, say there is no Kingdome then for Richard:Well, say there is no kingdom then for Richard, 3H6 III.ii.146
What other Pleasure can the World affoord?What other pleasure can the world afford? 3H6 III.ii.147
Ile make my Heauen in a Ladies Lappe,I'll make my heaven in a lady's lap, 3H6 III.ii.148
And decke my Body in gay Ornaments,And deck my body in gay ornaments,deck (v.)
old form: decke
cover, adorn, decorate
3H6 III.ii.149
And 'witch sweet Ladies with my Words and Lookes.And 'witch sweet ladies with my words and looks.witch (v.)bewitch, charm, enchant3H6 III.ii.150
Oh miserable Thought! and more vnlikely,O, miserable thought! And more unlikely 3H6 III.ii.151
Then to accomplish twentie Golden Crownes.Than to accomplish twenty golden crowns!crown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllings3H6 III.ii.152
accomplish (v.)get possession of, gain, obtain
Why Loue forswore me in my Mothers Wombe:Why, love forswore me in my mother's womb; 3H6 III.ii.153
And for I should not deale in her soft Lawes,And, for I should not deal in her soft laws, 3H6 III.ii.154
Shee did corrupt frayle Nature with some Bribe,She did corrupt frail nature with some bribe 3H6 III.ii.155
To shrinke mine Arme vp like a wither'd Shrub,To shrink mine arm up like a withered shrub; 3H6 III.ii.156
To make an enuious Mountaine on my Back,To make an envious mountain on my back,envious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
3H6 III.ii.157
Where sits Deformitie to mocke my Body;Where sits deformity to mock my body; 3H6 III.ii.158
To shape my Legges of an vnequall size,To shape my legs of an unequal size; 3H6 III.ii.159
To dis-proportion me in euery part:To disproportion me in every part, 3H6 III.ii.160
Like to a Chaos, or an vn-lick'd Beare-whelpe,Like to a chaos, or an unlicked bear-whelpchaos (n.)piece of shapeless matter, amorphous mass3H6 III.ii.161
like to / unto (conj./prep.)similar to, comparable with
That carryes no impression like the Damme.That carries no impression like the dam.impression (n.)shape, resemblance, appearance3H6 III.ii.162
And am I then a man to be belou'd?And am I then a man to be beloved? 3H6 III.ii.163
Oh monstrous fault, to harbour such a thought.O, monstrous fault, to harbour such a thought!monstrous (adj.)unnatural, outlandish, aberrant3H6 III.ii.164
fault (n.)mistake, error, blunder
Then since this Earth affoords no Ioy to me,Then, since this earth affords no joy to me 3H6 III.ii.165
But to command, to check, to o're-beare such,But to command, to check, to o'erbear suchcheck (v.)rebuke, scold, reprimand3H6 III.ii.166
overbear (v.)
old form: o're-beare
overrule, overcome, put down
As are of better Person then my selfe:As are of better person than myself,person (n.)physical appearance, bodily figure3H6 III.ii.167
Ile make my Heauen, to dreame vpon the Crowne,I'll make my heaven to dream upon the crown, 3H6 III.ii.168
And whiles I liue, t'account this World but Hell,And, whiles I live, t' account this world but hell, 3H6 III.ii.169
Vntill my mis-shap'd Trunke, that beares this Head,Until my misshaped trunk that bears this head 3H6 III.ii.170
Be round impaled with a glorious Crowne.Be round impaled with a glorious crown.impale, empale (v.)encircle, enclose, ring3H6 III.ii.171
And yet I know not how to get the Crowne,And yet I know not how to get the crown, 3H6 III.ii.172
For many Liues stand betweene me and home:For many lives stand between me and home; 3H6 III.ii.173
And I, like one lost in a Thornie Wood,And I – like one lost in a thorny wood, 3H6 III.ii.174
That rents the Thornes, and is rent with the Thornes,That rents the thorns and is rent with the thorns,rent (v.)rend, tear, pull to pieces3H6 III.ii.175
Seeking a way, and straying from the way,Seeking a way and straying from the way,way (n.)path, track, trail3H6 III.ii.176
Not knowing how to finde the open Ayre,Not knowing how to find the open air, 3H6 III.ii.177
But toyling desperately to finde it out,But toiling desperately to find it out – find out (v.)
old form: finde
discover, find, come upon
3H6 III.ii.178
Torment my selfe, to catch the English Crowne:Torment myself to catch the English crown;catch (v.)seize, get hold of, capture3H6 III.ii.179
And from that torment I will free my selfe,And from that torment I will free myself, 3H6 III.ii.180
Or hew my way out with a bloody Axe.Or hew my way out with a bloody axe. 3H6 III.ii.181
Why I can smile, and murther whiles I smile,Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile, 3H6 III.ii.182
And cry, Content, to that which grieues my Heart,And cry ‘ Content!’ to that which grieves my heart,content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready3H6 III.ii.183
And wet my Cheekes with artificiall Teares,And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,artificial (adj.)
old form: artificiall
hypocritical, feigned, phony
3H6 III.ii.184
And frame my Face to all occasions.And frame my face to all occasions.frame (v.)adapt, adjust, shape, accommodate3H6 III.ii.185
Ile drowne more Saylers then the Mermaid shall,I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; 3H6 III.ii.186
Ile slay more gazers then the Basiliske,I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;basilisk (n.)
old form: Basiliske
mythical serpent which killed with its look
3H6 III.ii.187
Ile play the Orator as well as Nestor,I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,Nestor (n.)Greek leader in the siege of Troy, reputed for his age and wisdom3H6 III.ii.188
Deceiue more slyly then Vlisses could,Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,Ulysses (n.)[pron: yoo'liseez] son of Laertes, who fought for 10 years in the Trojan War; on his return to Ithaca, he killed the suitors of his wife Penelope3H6 III.ii.189
And like a Synon, take another Troy.And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.Sinon (n.)[pron: 'siynon] spy who alerted the Greeks inside the Trojan horse after it had been taken into the citadel of Troy3H6 III.ii.190
I can adde Colours to the Camelion,I can add colours to the chameleon, 3H6 III.ii.191
Change shapes with Proteus, for aduantages,Change shapes with Proteus for advantages,Proteus (n.)['prohtius] old man of the sea, shepherd of Poseidon's flock, with the ability to change his shape3H6 III.ii.192
And set the murtherous Macheuill to Schoole.And set the murderous Machiavel to school.Machiavel (n.)[pron: 'machiavel] master of intrigue, political schemer; Machiavelli was a 16th-c Italian political theorist3H6 III.ii.193
Can I doe this, and cannot get a Crowne?Can I do this, and cannot get a crown? 3H6 III.ii.194
Tut, were it farther off, Ile plucke it downe.Tut, were it farther off, I'll pluck it down. 3H6 III.ii.195
Exit.Exit 3H6 III.ii.195
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