Henry IV Part 1
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Enter Worcester, and Sir Richard Vernon.Enter Worcester and Sir Richard Vernon 1H4 V.ii.1
Wor.WORCESTER  
O no, my Nephew must not know, Sir Richard, O no, my nephew must not know, Sir Richard, 1H4 V.ii.1
The liberall kinde offer of the King. The liberal and kind offer of the King. 1H4 V.ii.2
Ver.VERNON  
'Twere best he did. 'Twere best he did. 1H4 V.ii.3.1
Wor.WORCESTER  
Then we are all vndone. Then are we all undone.undone (adj.)ruined, destroyed, brought down1H4 V.ii.3.2
It is not possible, it cannot be, It is not possible, it cannot be, 1H4 V.ii.4
The King would keepe his word in louing vs, The King should keep his word in loving us. 1H4 V.ii.5
He will suspect vs still, and finde a time He will suspect us still, and find a timestill (adv.)constantly, always, continually1H4 V.ii.6
To punish this offence in others faults: To punish this offence in other faults. 1H4 V.ii.7
Supposition, all our liues, shall be stucke full of eyes; Supposition all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes, 1H4 V.ii.8
For Treason is but trusted like the Foxe, For treason is but trusted like the fox, 1H4 V.ii.9
Who ne're so tame, so cherisht, and lock'd vp, Who, never so tame, so cherished and locked up, 1H4 V.ii.10
Will haue a wilde tricke of his Ancestors: Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.trick (n.)
old form: tricke
peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, distinguishing trait
1H4 V.ii.11
Looke how he can, or sad or merrily, Look how we can or sad or merrily,sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn1H4 V.ii.12
Interpretation will misquote our lookes, Interpretation will misquote our looks, 1H4 V.ii.13
And we shall feede like Oxen at a stall, And we shall feed like oxen at a stall, 1H4 V.ii.14
The better cherisht, still the nearer death. The better cherished still the nearer death.still (adv.)constantly, always, continually1H4 V.ii.15
My Nephewes Trespasse may be well forgot, My nephew's trespass may be well forgot, 1H4 V.ii.16
It hath the excuse of youth, and heate of blood, It hath the excuse of youth and heat of blood, 1H4 V.ii.17
And an adopted name of Priuiledge, And an adopted name of privilege – privilege (n.)
old form: Ptiuiledge
benefit, advantage, licence
1H4 V.ii.18
A haire-brain'd Hotspurre, gouern'd by a Spleene: A hare-brained Hotspur, governed by a spleen.spleen (n.)
old form: Spleene
impulse, caprice, whim
1H4 V.ii.19
All his offences liue vpon my head, All his offences live upon my headlive (v.)
old form: liue
be active, live on, make a home
1H4 V.ii.20
And on his Fathers. We did traine him on, And on his father's. We did train him on,train (v.)
old form: traine
lure, entice, decoy
1H4 V.ii.21
And his corruption being tane from vs, And, his corruption being taken from us,take (v.)
old form: tane
catch, receive, get
1H4 V.ii.22
We as the Spring of all, shall pay for all: We as the spring of all shall pay for all. 1H4 V.ii.23
Therefore good Cousin, let not Harry know Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know 1H4 V.ii.24
In any case, the offer of the King. In any case the offer of the King. 1H4 V.ii.25
Ver.VERNON 
Deliuer what you will, Ile say 'tis so. Deliver what you will; I'll say 'tis so. 1H4 V.ii.26
Heere comes your Cosin. Here comes your cousin. 1H4 V.ii.27.1
Enter Hotspurre.Enter Hotspur and Douglas 1H4 V.ii.27
Hot.HOTSPUR  
My Vnkle is return'd, My uncle is returned; 1H4 V.ii.27
Deliuer vp my Lord of Westmerland. Deliver up my Lord of Westmorland. 1H4 V.ii.28
Vnkle, what newes? Uncle, what news? 1H4 V.ii.29
Wor.WORCESTER 
The King will bid you battell presently. The King will bid you battle presently.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once1H4 V.ii.30
Dow.DOUGLAS  
Defie him by the Lord of Westmerland Defy him by the Lord of Westmorland. 1H4 V.ii.31
Hot.HOTSPUR 
Lord Dowglas: Go you and tell him so. Lord Douglas, go you and tell him so. 1H4 V.ii.32
Dow.DOUGLAS  
Marry and shall, and verie willingly. Marry, and shall, and very willingly.marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary1H4 V.ii.33
Exit Dowglas.Exit 1H4 V.ii.33
Wor.WORCESTER 
There is no seeming mercy in the King. There is no seeming mercy in the King.seeming (adj.)apparent, convincing in appearance1H4 V.ii.34
Hot.HOTSPUR 
Did you begge any? God forbid. Did you beg any? God forbid! 1H4 V.ii.35
Wor.WORCESTER  
I told him gently of our greeuances, I told him gently of our grievances, 1H4 V.ii.36
Of his Oath-breaking: which he mended thus, Of his oath-breaking – which he mended thus,mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put right1H4 V.ii.37
By now forswearing that he is forsworne, By now forswearing that he is forsworn.forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeswear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word1H4 V.ii.38
He cals vs Rebels, Traitors, and will scourge He calls us rebels, traitors, and will scourge 1H4 V.ii.39
With haughty armes, this hatefull name in vs. With haughty arms this hateful name in us. 1H4 V.ii.40
Enter Dowglas.Enter Douglas 1H4 V.ii.41
Dow.DOUGLAS 
Arme Gentlemen, to Armes, for I haue thrown Arm, gentlemen, to arms! For I have thrown 1H4 V.ii.41
A braue defiance in King Henries teeth: A brave defiance in King Henry's teeth,brave (adj.)
old form: braue
audacious, daring, bold
1H4 V.ii.42
And Westmerland that was ingag'd did beare it, And Westmorland that was engaged did bear it,engage (v.)
old form: ingag'd
hold as a hostage
1H4 V.ii.43
Which cannot choose but bring him quickly on. Which cannot choose but bring him quickly on. 1H4 V.ii.44
Wor.WORCESTER 
The Prince of Wales stept forth before the king, The Prince of Wales stepped forth before the King, 1H4 V.ii.45
And Nephew, challeng'd you to single fight. And, nephew, challenged you to single fight. 1H4 V.ii.46
Hot.HOTSPUR 
O, would the quarrell lay vpon our heads, O, would the quarrel lay upon our heads, 1H4 V.ii.47
And that no man might draw short breath to day, And that no man might draw short breath today 1H4 V.ii.48
But I and Harry Monmouth. Tell me, tell mee, But I and Harry Monmouth! Tell me, tell me, 1H4 V.ii.49
How shew'd his Talking? Seem'd it in contempt? How showed his tasking? Seemed it in contempt?tasking (n.)offering of a challenge1H4 V.ii.50
Ver.VERNON  
No, by my Soule: I neuer in my life No, by my soul, I never in my life 1H4 V.ii.51
Did heare a Challenge vrg'd more modestly, Did hear a challenge urged more modestly,urge (v.)
old form: vrg'd
state formally, present, propose
1H4 V.ii.52
Vnlesse a Brother should a Brother dare Unless a brother should a brother dare 1H4 V.ii.53
To gentle exercise, and proofe of Armes. To gentle exercise and proof of arms.proof (n.)
old form: proofe
test, trial
1H4 V.ii.54
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
He gaue you all the Duties of a Man, He gave you all the duties of a man,duty (n.)fitting praise, due respect, proper regard1H4 V.ii.55
Trimm'd vp your praises with a Princely tongue, Trimmed up your praises with a princely tongue, 1H4 V.ii.56
Spoke your deseruings like a Chronicle, Spoke your deserving like a chronicle,speak (v.)give an account of, report, describe1H4 V.ii.57
Making you euer better then his praise, Making you ever better than his praise 1H4 V.ii.58
By still dispraising praise, valew'd with you: By still dispraising praise valued with you,dispraise (v.)disparage, belittle, denigrate1H4 V.ii.59
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
value (v.)
old form: valew'd
consider, appraise, take into account
And which became him like a Prince indeed, And, which became him like a prince indeed,become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to1H4 V.ii.60
He made a blushing citall of himselfe, He made a blushing cital of himself,blushing (adj.)modest, self-effacing, unassuming1H4 V.ii.61
cital (n.)
old form: citall
account, report, mention
And chid his Trewant youth with such a Grace, And chid his truant youth with such a grace 1H4 V.ii.62
As if he mastred there a double spirit As if he mastered there a double spirit 1H4 V.ii.63
Of teaching, and of learning instantly: Of teaching and of learning instantly.instantly (adv.)at once, simultaneously, in a moment1H4 V.ii.64
There did he pause. But let me tell the World, There did he pause. But let me tell the world –  1H4 V.ii.65
If he out-liue the enuie of this day, If he outlive the envy of this day,envy (n.)
old form: enuie
malice, ill-will, enmity
1H4 V.ii.66
England did neuer owe so sweet a hope, England did never owe so sweet a hopeowe (v.)own, possess, have1H4 V.ii.67
So much misconstrued in his Wantonnesse, So much misconstrued in his wantonness.wantonness (n.)
old form: Wantonnesse
foolish behaviour, caprice, whims
1H4 V.ii.68
Hot.HOTSPUR 
Cousin, I thinke thou art enamored Cousin, I think thou art enamoured 1H4 V.ii.69
On his Follies: neuer did I heare On his follies! Never did I hear 1H4 V.ii.70
Of any Prince so wilde at Liberty. Of any prince so wild a liberty.liberty (n.)unrestrained act, improper licence, reckless freedom1H4 V.ii.71
But be he as he will, yet once ere night, But be he as he will, yet once ere night 1H4 V.ii.72
I will imbrace him with a Souldiers arme, I will embrace him with a soldier's arm, 1H4 V.ii.73
That he shall shrinke vnder my curtesie. That he shall shrink under my courtesy. 1H4 V.ii.74
Arme, arme with speed. And Fellow's, Soldiers, Friends, Arm, arm with speed! And fellows, soldiers, friends, 1H4 V.ii.75
Better consider what you haue to do, Better consider what you have to do 1H4 V.ii.76
That I that haue not well the gift of Tongue, Than I that have not well the gift of tongue 1H4 V.ii.77
Can lift your blood vp with perswasion. Can lift your blood up with persuasion.blood (n.)spirit, vigour, mettle1H4 V.ii.78
Enter a Messenger. Enter a Messenger 1H4 V.ii.79
Mes.FIRST MESSENGER 
My Lord, heere are Letters for you. My lord, here are letters for you. 1H4 V.ii.79
Hot.HOTSPUR 
I cannot reade them now. I cannot read them now. 1H4 V.ii.80
O Gentlemen, the time of life is short; O gentlemen, the time of life is short! 1H4 V.ii.81
To spend that shortnesse basely, were too long. To spend that shortness basely were too longbasely (adv.)dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously1H4 V.ii.82
If life did ride vpon a Dials point, If life did ride upon a dial's point,dial (n.)watch, timepiece, pocket sundial1H4 V.ii.83
point (n.)finger, hand, pointer
Still ending at the arriuall of an houre, Still ending at the arrival of an hour.still (adv.)constantly, always, continually1H4 V.ii.84
And if we liue, we liue to treade on Kings: And if we live, we live to tread on kings, 1H4 V.ii.85
If dye; braue death, when Princes dye with vs. If die, brave death when princes die with us!brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
1H4 V.ii.86
Now for our Consciences, the Armes is faire, Now, for our consciences, the arms are fair 1H4 V.ii.87
When the intent for bearing them is iust. When the intent of bearing them is just.intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim1H4 V.ii.88
Enter another Messenger.Enter another Messenger 1H4 V.ii.89.1
Mes.SECOND MESSENGER 
My Lord prepare, the King comes on apace. My lord, prepare, the King comes on apace.apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate1H4 V.ii.89
Hot.HOTSPUR  
I thanke him, that he cuts me from my tale: I thank him that he cuts me from my tale,tale (n.)talking, discourse1H4 V.ii.90
For I professe not talking: Onely this, For I profess not talking. Only this – profess (v.)
old form: professe
practise, pursue, claim knowledge of
1H4 V.ii.91
Let each man do his best. And heere I draw Let each man do his best. And here draw I 1H4 V.ii.92
a Sword, / Whose worthy temper I intend to staine A sword whose temper I intend to staintemper (n.)quality, constitution, condition1H4 V.ii.93
With the best blood that I can meete withall, With the best blood that I can meet withal 1H4 V.ii.94
In the aduenture of this perillous day. In the adventure of this perilous day.adventure (n.)
old form: aduenture
venture, enterprise, issue, hazard
1H4 V.ii.95
Now Esperance Percy, and set on: Now, Esperance! Percy! and set on!set on (v.)go forward, advance, proceed1H4 V.ii.96
Sound all the lofty Instruments of Warre, Sound all the lofty instruments of war, 1H4 V.ii.97
And by that Musicke, let vs all imbrace: And by that music let us all embrace, 1H4 V.ii.98
For heauen to earth, some of vs neuer shall, For, heaven to earth, some of us never shall 1H4 V.ii.99
A second time do such a curtesie. A second time do such a courtesy. 1H4 V.ii.100
They embrace, the trumpets sound, Here they embrace, the trumpets sound. 1H4 V.ii.100.1
Exeunt 1H4 V.ii.100.2
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