King Edward III
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Enter prince Edward, king Iohn, Charles, and all with Ensignes spred. Retreat sounded.Enter Prince Edward, King John, Charles, and all, with ensigns spread. Retreat sounded E3 IV.vii.1.1
Pri.PRINCE 
Now Iohn in France, & lately Iohn of France,Now, John in France, and lately John of France,lately (adv.)formerly, within recent timesE3 IV.vii.1
Thy bloudie Ensignes are my captiue colours,Thy bloody ensigns are my captive colours;colours (n.)battle-flags, ensigns, standards, bannersE3 IV.vii.2
and you high vanting Charles of Normandie,And you, high-vaunting Charles of Normandy,high-vaunting (adj.)
old form: high vanting
boastful, bragging, loud-mouthed
E3 IV.vii.3
That once to daie sent me a horse to flie,That once today sent me a horse to fly, E3 IV.vii.4
are now the subiects of my clemencie.Are now the subjects of my clemency. E3 IV.vii.5
Fie Lords, is it not a shame that English boies,Fie, lords, is't not a shame that English boys, E3 IV.vii.6
Whose early daies are yet not worth a beard,Whose early days are yet not worth a beard, E3 IV.vii.7
Should in the bosome of your kingdome thus,Should in the bosom of your kingdom thus, E3 IV.vii.8
One against twentie beate you vp together.One against twenty, beat you up together? E3 IV.vii.9
Kin.KING JOHN 
Thy fortune, not thy force hath conquerd vs.Thy fortune, not thy force, hath conquered us. E3 IV.vii.10
Pri.PRINCE 
an argument that heauen aides the right,An argument that heaven aids the right.argument (n.)proof, evidence, demonstrationE3 IV.vii.11
Enter Artois with Philip E3 IV.vii.12
See, see, Artoys doth bring with him along,See, see, Artois doth bring with him along E3 IV.vii.12
the late good counsell giuer to my soule,The late good counsel-giver to my soul.counsel-giver (n.)
old form: counsell giuer
counsellor, mentor, advisor
E3 IV.vii.13
Welcome Artoys, and welcome Phillip to,Welcome, Artois, and welcome, Philip, too. E3 IV.vii.14
Who now of you or I haue need to praie,Who now, of you or I, have need to pray? E3 IV.vii.15
Now is the prouerbe verefied in you,Now is the proverb verified in you: E3 IV.vii.16
Too bright a morning breeds a louring daie.Too bright a morning brings a louring day.louring (adj.)gloomy, threatening, darkE3 IV.vii.17
Sound Trumpets, enter Audley.Sound trumpets. Enter Audley, with the two esquires E3 IV.vii.18
But say, what grym discoragement comes heere,But say, what grim discouragement comes here! E3 IV.vii.18
Alas what thousand armed men of Fraunce,Alas, what thousand armed men of France E3 IV.vii.19
Haue writ that note of death in Audleys face:Have writ that note of death in Audley's face? E3 IV.vii.20
Speake thou that wooest death with thy careles smileSpeak, thou that wooest death with thy careless smile, E3 IV.vii.21
and lookst so merrily vpon thv graue,And look'st so merrily upon thy grave E3 IV.vii.22
As if thou wert enamored on thyne end,As if thou wert enamoured on thine end.enamoured [on] (adj.)
old form: enamored
in love [with], delight [in], relish
E3 IV.vii.23
What hungry sword hath so bereuad thy face,What hungry sword hath so bereaved thy facebereave (v.)
old form: bereuad
plunder, ravage, devastate
E3 IV.vii.24
And lopt a true friend from my louing soule:And lopped a true friend from my loving soul? E3 IV.vii.25
Au. AUDLEY 
O Prince thy sweet bemoning speech to me.O Prince, thy sweet bemoaning speech to mebemoaning (adj.)
old form: bemoning
lamenting, plaintive, sorrowful
E3 IV.vii.26
Is as a morneful knell to one dead sicke.Is as a mournful knell to one dead sick. E3 IV.vii.27
Pr.PRINCE 
Deare Audley if my tongue ring out thy end:Dear Audley, if my tongue ring out thy end, E3 IV.vii.28
My armes shalbethe graue, what may I do,My arms shall be thy grave. What may I do E3 IV.vii.29
To win thy life, or to reuenge thy death,To win thy life or to revenge thy death? E3 IV.vii.30
If thou wilt drinke the blood of captyue kings,If thou wilt drink the blood of captive kings, E3 IV.vii.31
Or that it were restoritiue, commandOr that it were restorative, command E3 IV.vii.32
A Heath of kings blood, and Ile drinke to thee,A health of king's blood, and I'll drink to thee. E3 IV.vii.33
Ifhonor may dispence for thee with death,If honour may dispense for thee with death,dispense with (v.)
old form: dispence
gain exemption from, set aside, dissolve
E3 IV.vii.34
The neuer dying honor of this daie,The never-dying honour of this day E3 IV.vii.35
Share wholie Audley to thy selfe and liue.Share wholly, Audley, to thyself, and live. E3 IV.vii.36
Aud.AUDLEY 
Victorious Prince, that thou art so, beholdVictorious prince – that thou art so, behold E3 IV.vii.37
A Casars fame in kings captiuitie;A Caesar's fame in kings' captivity –  E3 IV.vii.38
If I could hold dym death but at a bay,If I could hold dim death but at a bay E3 IV.vii.39
Till I did see my liege thy loyall father,Till I did see my liege thy royal father,liege (n.)lord, sovereignE3 IV.vii.40
My soule should yeeld this Castle of my flesh,My soul should yield this castle of my flesh, E3 IV.vii.41
This mangled tribute with all willingnes;This mangled tribute, with all willingness, E3 IV.vii.42
To darkenes consummation, dust and Wormes.To darkness, consummation, dust, and worms. E3 IV.vii.43
Pr.PRINCE 
Cheerely bold man, thy soule is all to proud,Cheerily, bold man, thy soul is all too proud E3 IV.vii.44
To yeeld her Citie for one little breach,To yield her city for one little breach, E3 IV.vii.45
Should be diuorced from her earthly spouse,Should be divorced from her earthly spouse E3 IV.vii.46
By the soft temper of a French mans sword:By the soft temper of a Frenchman's sword.temper (n.)quality, constitution, conditionE3 IV.vii.47
Lo, to repaire thy life, I giue to thee,Lo, to repair thy life I give to thee E3 IV.vii.48
Three thousand Marks a yeere in English land.Three thousand marks a year in English land.mark (n.)accounting unit in England (value: two-thirds of a pound)E3 IV.vii.49
Au.AUDLEY 
I take thy gift to pay the debts I owe:I take thy gift to pay the debts I owe. E3 IV.vii.50
These two poore Esquires redeemd me from the FrenchThese two poor squires redeemed me from the French E3 IV.vii.51
With lusty & deer hazzard of their liues;With lusty and dear hazard of their lives.lusty (adj.)vigorous, strong, robust, eagerE3 IV.vii.52
hazard (n.)
old form: hazzard
risk, peril, danger
What thou hast giuen me I giue to them,What thou hast given me, I give to them; E3 IV.vii.53
And as thou louest me Prince, lay thy consent.And, as thou lov'st me, Prince, lay thy consent E3 IV.vii.54
To this bequeath in my last testament.To this bequeath in my last testament.bequeath (n.)bequest, legacyE3 IV.vii.55
Pr.PRINCE 
Renowned Audley, liue and haue from mee,Renowned Audley, live, and have from me E3 IV.vii.56
This gift twise doubled to these Esquires and theeThis gift twice doubled to these squires and thee: E3 IV.vii.57
But liue or die, what thou hast giuen away,But, live or die, what thou hast given away E3 IV.vii.58
To these and theirs shall lasting freedome stay,To these and theirs shall lasting freedom stay.stay (v.)remain, continue, endureE3 IV.vii.59
Come gentlemen, I will see my friend bestowed,Come, gentlemen, I will see my friend bestowedbestow (v.)accommodate, lodge, quarterE3 IV.vii.60
With in an easie Litter, then wele martch.Within an easy litter. Then we'll marcheasy (adj.)
old form: easie
comfortable, restful, agreeable
E3 IV.vii.61
litter (n.)[transportable] bed, couch
Proudly toward Callis with tryumphant pace,Proudly toward Calais with triumphant pace E3 IV.vii.62
Vnto my royall father, and there bring,Unto my royal father, and there bring E3 IV.vii.63
The tribut of my wars, faire Fraunce his king.The tribute of my wars, fair France his king. E3 IV.vii.64
Ex.Exeunt E3 IV.vii.64
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