Henry IV Part 1
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Enter Falstaffe and Bardolph.Enter Falstaff and Bardolph 1H4 IV.ii.1.1
Falst.FALSTAFF  
Bardolph, get thee before to Couentry, fill me Bardolph, get thee before to Coventry. Fill mebefore (adv.)ahead, in advance1H4 IV.ii.1
a Bottle of Sack, our Souldiers shall march through: wee'le a bottle of sack. Our soldiers shall march through. We'll 1H4 IV.ii.2
to Sutton-cop-hill to Night. to Sutton Coldfield tonight.Sutton Coldfieldtown in the West Midlands, thought by Falstaff to be on the way from Coventry to Shrewsbury1H4 IV.ii.3
Bard.BARDOLPH  
Will you giue me Money, Captaine? Will you give me money, captain? 1H4 IV.ii.4
Falst.FALSTAFF  
Lay out, lay out. Lay out, lay out.lay out (v.)expend, spend, use up1H4 IV.ii.5
Bard.BARDOLPH  
This Bottle makes an Angell. This bottle makes an angel.make (v.)bring the total to1H4 IV.ii.6
angel (n.)gold coin [with the angel Michael depicted], value between a third and half of a pound
Falst.FALSTAFF  
And if it doe, take it for thy labour: and if it An if it do, take it for thy labour – and if itan if (conj.)if1H4 IV.ii.7
make twentie, take them all, Ile answere the Coynage. Bid make twenty, take them all, I'll answer the coinage. Bidanswer (v.)
old form: answere
suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
1H4 IV.ii.8
coinage (n.)
old form: Coynage
means of making money
my Lieutenant Peto meete me at the Townes end. my lieutenant Peto meet me at town's end. 1H4 IV.ii.9
Bard. BARDOLPH  
I will Captaine: farewell.I will, captain. Farewell. 1H4 IV.ii.10
Exit.Exit 1H4 IV.ii.10
Falst.FALSTAFF 
If I be not asham'd of my Souldiers, I am a If I be not ashamed of my soldiers, I am a 1H4 IV.ii.11
sowc't-Gurnet: I haue mis-vs'd the Kings Presse damnably. soused gurnet. I have misused the King's press damnably.press (n.)
old form: Presse
commission to raise men
1H4 IV.ii.12
soused (adj.)
old form: sowc't
preserved, pickled
gurnet (n.)type of fish with a disproportionately large head [thus used as an insult]
I haue got, in exchange of a hundred and fiftie I have got in exchange of a hundred and fifty 1H4 IV.ii.13
Souldiers, three hundred and odde Pounds. I presse me soldiers three hundred and odd pounds. I press mepress (v.)
old form: presse
levy, raise, conscript
1H4 IV.ii.14
none but good House-holders, Yeomens Sonnes: enquire none but good householders, yeomen's sons, enquiregood (adj.)rich, wealthy, substantial1H4 IV.ii.15
yeoman (n.)man who owns property but is not a gentleman; land-holding farmer
me out contracted Batchelers, such as had beene ask'd me out contracted bachelors, such as had been asked 1H4 IV.ii.16
twice on the Banes: such a Commoditie of warme slaues, as twice on the banns, such a commodity of warm slaves aswarm (adj.)
old form: warme
well-to-do, affluent, comfortably off
1H4 IV.ii.17
slave (n.)
old form: slaues
fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
had as lieue heare the Deuill, as a Drumme; such as feare the had as lief hear the devil as a drum, such as fear thelief, had as
old form: lieue
should like just as much
1H4 IV.ii.18
report of a Caliuer, worse then a struck-Foole, or a hurt wilde-report of a caliver worse than a struck fowl or a hurt wildstruck (adj.)stricken, wounded1H4 IV.ii.19
caliver (n.)
old form: Caliuer
type of lightweight musket
Ducke. I prest me none but such Tostes and Butter, duck. I pressed me none but such toasts-and-butter,press (v.)
old form: prest
levy, raise, conscript
1H4 IV.ii.20
toast-and-butter (n.)
old form: Tostes and Butter
milksop, wimp, pampered individual
with Hearts in their Bellyes no bigger then Pinnes heads, with hearts in their bellies no bigger than pins' heads, 1H4 IV.ii.21
and they haue bought out their seruices: And now, my and they have bought out their services. And now my 1H4 IV.ii.22
whole Charge consists of Ancients, Corporals, Lieutenants, whole charge consists of ancients, corporals, lieutenants,charge (n.)company, command1H4 IV.ii.23
ancient, aunchient (n.)ensign, standard-bearer
Gentlemen of Companies, Slaues as ragged a Lazarus in gentlemen of companies – slaves as ragged as Lazarus ingentleman of a companynon-ranking volunteer with a status higher than that of a private1H4 IV.ii.24
Lazarus (n.)in the BIble, a beggar treated with contempt by Dives
the painted Cloth, where the Gluttons Dogges licked his the painted cloth, where the glutton's dogs licked his 1H4 IV.ii.25
Sores; and such, as indeed were neuer Souldiers, but sores. And such as indeed were never soldiers, but 1H4 IV.ii.26
dis-carded vniust Seruingmen, younger Sonnes to younger discarded unjust serving-men, younger sons to youngerunjust (adj.)
old form: vniust
dishonest, untrustworthy, crooked
1H4 IV.ii.27
Brothers, reuolted Tapsters and Ostlers, Trade-falne, the brothers, revolted tapsters, and ostlers trade-fallen, therevolted (adj.)
old form: reuolted
runaway, truant, delinquent
1H4 IV.ii.28
trade-fallen (adj.)
old form: Trade-falne
out-of-work, unemployed, bankrupt
Cankers of a calme World, and long Peace, tenne times more cankers of a calm world and a long peace, ten times morecanker (n./adj.)cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption1H4 IV.ii.29
dis-honorable ragged, then an old-fac'd Ancient; and dishonourable-ragged than an old fazed ancient. Andfazed (adj.)
old form: fac'd
frayed, unravelled, tattered
1H4 IV.ii.30
ancient, aunchient (n.)flag, standard, ensign
such haue I to fill vp the roomes of them that haue bought such have I to fill up the rooms of them as have boughtbuy out (v.)get rid of, cancel by making a payment1H4 IV.ii.31
out their seruices: that you would thinke, that I had a out their services, that you would think that I had a 1H4 IV.ii.32
hundred and fiftie totter'd Prodigalls, lately come from hundred and fifty tattered prodigals lately come fromprodigal (n.)
old form: Prodigalls
waster, squanderer, spendthrift
1H4 IV.ii.33
Swine-keeping, from eating Draffe and Huskes. A mad swine-keeping, from eating draff and husks. A maddraff (n.)
old form: Draffe
pig-swill, refuse, garbage
1H4 IV.ii.34
fellow met me on the way, and told me, I had vnloaded fellow met me on the way, and told me I had unloaded 1H4 IV.ii.35
all the Gibbets, and prest the dead bodyes. No eye hath all the gibbets and pressed the dead bodies. No eye hathpress (v.)
old form: prest
levy, raise, conscript
1H4 IV.ii.36
seene such skar-Crowes: Ile not march through Couentry seen such scarecrows. I'll not march through Coventry 1H4 IV.ii.37
with them, that's flat. Nay, and the Villaines march wide with them, that's flat. Nay, and the villains march wide 1H4 IV.ii.38
betwixt the Legges, as if they had Gyues on; for indeede, I had betwixt the legs as if they had gyves on, for indeed I hadgyve (n.)
old form: Gyues
(plural) fetters, shackles
1H4 IV.ii.39
the most of them out of Prison. There's not a Shirt and a the most of them out of prison. There's not a shirt and a 1H4 IV.ii.40
halfe in all my Company: and the halfe Shirt is two Napkins half in all my company; and the half shirt is two napkinsnapkin (n.)square piece of cloth1H4 IV.ii.41
tackt to-gether, and throwne ouer the shoulders like a tacked together and thrown over the shoulders like a 1H4 IV.ii.42
Heralds Coat, without sleeues: and the Shirt, to say the truth, herald's coat without sleeves. And the shirt to say the truth 1H4 IV.ii.43
stolne from my Host of S. Albones, or the Red-Nose the truth stolen from my host at Saint Alban's, or the red-nose 1H4 IV.ii.44
Inne-keeper of Dauintry. But that's all one, they'le innkeeper of Daventry. But that's all one, they'll 1H4 IV.ii.45
finde Linnen enough on euery Hedge. find linen enough on every hedge. 1H4 IV.ii.46
Enter the Prince, and the Lord of Westmerland.Enter the Prince and the Lord of Westmorland 1H4 IV.ii.47.1
Prince.PRINCE HAL  
How now blowne Iack? how now Quilt? How now, blown Jack? How now, quilt?quilt (n.)quilted furnishing, padded covering1H4 IV.ii.47
blown (adj.)swollen, inflated with pride
jack (n.)jacket, tunic, coat [usually of quilted leather]
Falst.FALSTAFF  
What Hal? How now mad Wag, what a Deuill What, Hal! How now, mad wag? What a devil 1H4 IV.ii.48
do'st thou in Warwickshire? My good Lord of West-merland, dost thou in Warwickshire? My good Lord of Westmorland, 1H4 IV.ii.49
I cry you mercy, I thought your Honour had I cry you mercy, I thought your honour had 1H4 IV.ii.50
already beene at Shrewsbury. already been at Shrewsbury. 1H4 IV.ii.51
West.WESTMORLAND 
'Faith, Sir Iohn, 'tis more then time that Faith, Sir John,'tis more than time that 1H4 IV.ii.52
I were there, and you too: but my Powers are there I were there, and you too, but my powers are therepower (n.)armed force, troops, host, army1H4 IV.ii.53
alreadie. The King, I can tell you, lookes for vs all: we must already. The King I can tell you looks for us all, we must 1H4 IV.ii.54
away all to Night. away all night. 1H4 IV.ii.55
Falst.FALSTAFF  
Tut, neuer feare me, I am as vigilant as a Cat, to Tut, never fear me: I am as vigilant as a cat to 1H4 IV.ii.56
steale Creame. steal cream. 1H4 IV.ii.57
Prince.PRINCE HAL  
I thinke to steale Creame indeed, for thy theft I think, to steal cream indeed, for thy theft 1H4 IV.ii.58
hath alreadie made thee Butter: but tell me, Iack, whose hath already made thee butter. But tell me, Jack, whose 1H4 IV.ii.59
fellowes are these that come after? fellows are these that come after? 1H4 IV.ii.60
Falst.FALSTAFF  
Mine, Hal, mine. Mine, Hal, mine. 1H4 IV.ii.61
Prince.PRINCE HAL  
I did neuer see such pittifull Rascals. I did never see such pitiful rascals. 1H4 IV.ii.62
Falst.FALSTAFF  
Tut, tut, good enough to tosse: foode for Powder, Tut, tut, good enough to toss, food for powder,toss (v.)
old form: tosse
throw, fling [into battle]
1H4 IV.ii.63
foode for Powder: they'le fill a Pit, as well as better: food for powder, they'll fill a pit as well as better. 1H4 IV.ii.64
tush man, mortall men, mortall men. Tush, man, mortal men, mortal men.mortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
1H4 IV.ii.65
Westm.WESTMORLAND  
I, but Sir Iohn, me thinkes they are Ay, but Sir John, methinks they aremethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
1H4 IV.ii.66
exceeding poore and bare, too beggarly. exceeding poor and bare, too beggarly.exceeding (adv.)exceedingly, extremely, very1H4 IV.ii.67
bare (adj.)gaunt, lean, needy
Falst.FALSTAFF  
Faith, for their pouertie, I know not where they Faith, for their poverty I know not where they 1H4 IV.ii.68
had that; and for their barenesse, I am sure they neuer had that. And for their bareness I am sure they neverbareness (n.)
old form: barenesse
gauntness, leanness, thin condition
1H4 IV.ii.69
learn'd that of me. learned that of me. 1H4 IV.ii.70
Prince.PRINCE HAL  
No, Ile be sworne, vnlesse you call three No, I'll be sworn, unless you call three 1H4 IV.ii.71
fingers on the Ribbes bare. But sirra, make haste, Percy is fingers in the ribs bare. But sirrah, make haste. Percy issirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]1H4 IV.ii.72
already in the field. already in the field.field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat1H4 IV.ii.73
Exit 1H4 IV.ii.73
Falst.FALSTAFF  
What, is the King encamp'd? What, is the King encamped? 1H4 IV.ii.74
Westm.WESTMORLAND  
Hee is, Sir Iohn, I feare wee shall stay He is, Sir John: I fear we shall staystay (v.)linger, tarry, delay1H4 IV.ii.75
too long. too long. 1H4 IV.ii.76
Exit 1H4 IV.ii.76
Falst.FALSTAFF  
Well, Well, 1H4 IV.ii.77
to the latter end of a Fray, and the beginning of a Feast, To the latter end of a fray, and the beginning of a feast 1H4 IV.ii.78
fits a dull fighter, and a keene Guest. Fits a dull fighter and a keen guest.dull (adj.)dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive1H4 IV.ii.79
Exeunt.Exit 1H4 IV.ii.79
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