Henry VI Part 1
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Enter Suffolke in conference with the King, Glocester,Enter Suffolk, in conference with the King, Gloucester, 1H6 V.v.1.1
and Exeter.and Exeter 1H6 V.v.1.2
King. KING 
Your wondrous rare description (noble Earle)Your wondrous rare description, noble Earl,rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent1H6 V.v.1
Of beauteous Margaret hath astonish'd me:Of beauteous Margaret hath astonished me.astonish, 'stonish (v.)
old form: astonish'd
fill with wonder, amaze, astound
1H6 V.v.2
Her vertues graced with externall gifts,Her virtues, graced with external gifts, 1H6 V.v.3
Do breed Loues setled passions in my heart,Do breed love's settled passions in my heart;settled (adj.)
old form: setled
deep-rooted, firmly implanted
1H6 V.v.4
And like as rigour of tempestuous gustesAnd like as rigour of tempestuous gustsrigour (n.)strength, severity, harshness1H6 V.v.5
like as (conj.)just as
Prouokes the mightiest Hulke against the tide,Provokes the mightiest hulk against the tide,provoke (v.)
old form: Prouokes
impel, urge on, drive
1H6 V.v.6
hulk (n.)
old form: Hulke
ship, vessel
So am I driuen by breath of her Renowne,So am I driven by breath of her renownbreath (n.)utterance, speech, voice1H6 V.v.7
Either to suffer Shipwracke, or arriueEither to suffer shipwreck or arrive 1H6 V.v.8
Where I may haue fruition of her Loue.Where I may have fruition of her love. 1H6 V.v.9
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Tush my good Lord, this superficiall tale,Tush, my good lord, this superficial talesuperficial (adj.)
old form: superficiall
of surface qualities, of outward gifts
1H6 V.v.10
Is but a preface of her worthy praise:Is but a preface of her worthy praise.worthy (adj.)of worth, of value, deserving1H6 V.v.11
The cheefe perfections of that louely Dame,The chief perfections of that lovely dame, 1H6 V.v.12
(Had I sufficient skill to vtter them)Had I sufficient skill to utter them, 1H6 V.v.13
Would make a volume of inticing lines,Would make a volume of enticing lines 1H6 V.v.14
Able to rauish any dull conceit.Able to ravish any dull conceit;conceit (n.)imagination, fancy, wit1H6 V.v.15
ravish (v.)
old form: rauish
entrance, enrapture, carry away with joy
And which is more, she is not so Diuine,And, which is more, she is not so divine, 1H6 V.v.16
So full repleate with choice of all delights,So full replete with choice of all delights,choice (n.)abundance, profusion, great supply1H6 V.v.17
full (adv.)fully, completely, properly
But with as humble lowlinesse of minde,But with as humble lowliness of mind 1H6 V.v.18
She is content to be at your command:She is content to be at your command – content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready1H6 V.v.19
Command I meane, of Vertuous chaste intents,Command, I mean, of virtuous chaste intents,intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim1H6 V.v.20
To Loue, and Honor Henry as her Lord.To love and honour Henry as her lord. 1H6 V.v.21
King. KING 
And otherwise, will Henry ne're presume:And otherwise will Henry ne'er presume. 1H6 V.v.22
Therefore my Lord Protector, giue consent,Therefore, my Lord Protector, give consent 1H6 V.v.23
That Marg'ret may be Englands Royall Queene.That Margaret may be England's royal Queen. 1H6 V.v.24
Glo. GLOUCESTER 
So should I giue consent to flatter sinne,So should I give consent to flatter sin.flatter (v.)extenuate, gloss over, mitigate1H6 V.v.25
You know (my Lord) your Highnesse is betroath'dYou know, my lord, your highness is betrothed 1H6 V.v.26
Vnto another Lady of esteeme,Unto another lady of esteem. 1H6 V.v.27
How shall we then dispense with that contract,How shall we then dispense with that contractdispense with (v.)gain exemption from, set aside, dissolve1H6 V.v.28
And not deface your Honor with reproach?And not deface your honour with reproach?deface (v.)disfigure, defame, mar1H6 V.v.29
Suf. SUFFOLK 
As doth a Ruler with vnlawfull Oathes,As doth a ruler with unlawful oaths, 1H6 V.v.30
Or one that at a Triumph, hauing vow'dOr one that at a triumph, having vowedtriumph (n.)public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament1H6 V.v.31
To try his strength, forsaketh yet the ListesTo try his strength, forsaketh yet the listslist (n.)
old form: Listes
(usually plural) combat arena at a tournament
1H6 V.v.32
By reason of his Aduersaries oddes.By reason of his adversary's odds. 1H6 V.v.33
A poore Earles daughter is vnequall oddes,A poor earl's daughter is unequal odds, 1H6 V.v.34
And therefore may be broke without offence.And therefore may be broke without offence. 1H6 V.v.35
Gloucester. GLOUCESTER 
Why what (I pray) is Margaret more then that?Why, what, I pray, is Margaret more than that? 1H6 V.v.36
Her Father is no better than an Earle,Her father is no better than an earl, 1H6 V.v.37
Although in glorious Titles he excell.Although in glorious titles he excel. 1H6 V.v.38
Suf. SUFFOLK 
Yes my Lord, her Father is a King,Yes, my lord, her father is a king, 1H6 V.v.39
The King of Naples, and Ierusalem,The King of Naples and Jerusalem, 1H6 V.v.40
And of such great Authoritie in France,And of such great authority in France 1H6 V.v.41
As his alliance will confirme our peace,As his alliance will confirm our peaceconfirm (v.)
old form: confirme
encourage, strengthen, make firm
1H6 V.v.42
And keepe the Frenchmen in Allegeance.And keep the Frenchmen in allegiance. 1H6 V.v.43
Glo. GLOUCESTER 
And so the Earle of Arminacke may doe,And so the Earl of Armagnac may do, 1H6 V.v.44
Because he is neere Kinsman vnto Charles.Because he is near kinsman unto Charles. 1H6 V.v.45
Exet.EXETER 
Beside,his wealth doth warrant a liberal dower,Beside, his wealth doth warrant a liberal dower,warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm1H6 V.v.46
dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
Where Reignier sooner will receyue, than giue.Where Reignier sooner will receive than give. 1H6 V.v.47
Suf. SUFFOLK 
A Dowre my Lords? Disgrace not so your King,A dower, my lords? Disgrace not so your king 1H6 V.v.48
That he should be so abiect, base, and poore,That he should be so abject, base, and poorabject (adj.)
old form: abiect
mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
1H6 V.v.49
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
To choose for wealth, and not for perfect Loue.To choose for wealth and not for perfect love.perfect (adj.)complete, pure, sheer, utter1H6 V.v.50
Henry is able to enrich his Queene,Henry is able to enrich his queen, 1H6 V.v.51
And not to seeke a Queene to make him rich,And not to seek a queen to make him rich. 1H6 V.v.52
So worthlesse Pezants bargaine for their Wiues,So worthless peasants bargain for their wives, 1H6 V.v.53
As Market men for Oxen, Sheepe, or Horse.As market-men for oxen, sheep, or horse.market-man (n.)
old form: Market men
man who trades in a market
1H6 V.v.54
Marriage is a matter of more worth,Marriage is a matter of more worth 1H6 V.v.55
Then to be dealt in by Atturney-ship:Than to be dealt in by attorneyship;attorneyship (n.)
old form: Atturney-ship
legal practices, arrangement between lawyers
1H6 V.v.56
Not whom we will, but whom his Grace affects,Not whom we will, but whom his grace affects,affect (v.)love, like, be fond of1H6 V.v.57
Must be companion of his Nuptiall bed.Must be companion of his nuptial bed. 1H6 V.v.58
And therefore Lords, since he affects her most,And therefore, lords, since he affects her most,affect (v.)love, like, be fond of1H6 V.v.59
Most of all these reasons bindeth vs,It most of all these reasons bindeth us 1H6 V.v.60
In our opinions she should be preferr'd.In our opinions she should be preferred. 1H6 V.v.61
For what is wedlocke forced? but a Hell,For what is wedlock forced but a hell, 1H6 V.v.62
An Age of discord and continuall strife,An age of discord and continual strife?age (n.)whole life, lifetime, days1H6 V.v.63
Whereas the contrarie bringeth blisse,Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss 1H6 V.v.64
And is a patterne of Celestiall peace.And is a pattern of celestial peace.pattern (n.)
old form: patterne
picture, model, specimen, example
1H6 V.v.65
Whom should we match with Henry being a King,Whom should we match with Henry, being a king, 1H6 V.v.66
But Margaret, that is daughter to a King:But Margaret, that is daughter to a king? 1H6 V.v.67
Her peerelesse feature, ioyned with her birth,Her peerless feature, joined with her birth,birth (n.)royal birth, noble ancestry1H6 V.v.68
feature (n.)physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
Approues her fit for none, but for a King.Approves her fit for none but for a king;approve (v.)
old form: Approues
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
1H6 V.v.69
Her valiant courage, and vndaunted spirit,Her valiant courage and undaunted spirit,courage (n.)spirit, disposition, nature1H6 V.v.70
(More then in women commonly is seene)More than in women commonly is seen, 1H6 V.v.71
Will answer our hope in issue of a King.Will answer our hope in issue of a king.answer (v.)satisfy, discharge, requite1H6 V.v.72
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
For Henry, sonne vnto a Conqueror,For Henry, son unto a conqueror, 1H6 V.v.73
Is likely to beget more Conquerors,Is likely to beget more conquerors, 1H6 V.v.74
If with a Lady of so high resolue,If with a lady of so high resolveresolve (n.)
old form: resolue
constancy, firmness of purpose, steadfastness
1H6 V.v.75
(As is faire Margaret) he be link'd in loue.As is fair Margaret he be linked in love. 1H6 V.v.76
Then yeeld my Lords,and heere conclude with mee,Then yield, my lords, and here conclude with me 1H6 V.v.77
That Margaret shall be Queene, and none but shee.That Margaret shall be Queen, and none but she. 1H6 V.v.78
King. KING 
Whether it be through force of your report,Whether it be through force of your report, 1H6 V.v.79
My Noble Lord of Suffolke: Or for thatMy noble lord of Suffolk, or for that 1H6 V.v.80
My tender youth was neuer yet attaintMy tender youth was never yet attaintattaint (v.)affect, touch, strike1H6 V.v.81
With any passion of inflaming Ioue,With any passion of inflaming love,passion (n.)powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]1H6 V.v.82
I cannot tell: but this I am assur'd,I cannot tell; but this I am assured, 1H6 V.v.83
I feele such sharpe dissention in my breast,I feel such sharp dissension in my breast, 1H6 V.v.84
Such fierce alarums both of Hope and Feare,Such fierce alarums both of hope and fear,alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)alarm, agitation, excited feeling1H6 V.v.85
As I am sicke with working of my thoughts.As I am sick with working of my thoughts. 1H6 V.v.86
Take therefore shipping, poste my Lord to France,Take therefore shipping; post, my lord, to France;post (v.)
old form: poste
hasten, speed, ride fast
1H6 V.v.87
shipping (n.)voyage, sailing, passage
Agree to any couenants, and procureAgree to any covenants, and procurecovenant (n.)
old form: couenants
contract, legal agreement, compact
1H6 V.v.88
procure (v.)contrive, endeavour, take measures
That Lady Margaret do vouchsafe to comeThat Lady Margaret do vouchsafe to come 1H6 V.v.89
To crosse the Seas to England, and be crown'dTo cross the seas to England and be crowned 1H6 V.v.90
King Henries faithfull and annointed Queene.King Henry's faithful and anointed queen. 1H6 V.v.91
For your expences and sufficient charge,For your expenses and sufficient charge,charge (n.)expense, cost, outlay1H6 V.v.92
Among the people gather vp a tenth.Among the people gather up a tenth.tenth (n.)tax, levy [amounting to a tenth of one's income]1H6 V.v.93
Be gone I say, for till you do returne,Be gone, I say; for till you do return 1H6 V.v.94
I rest perplexed with a thousand Cares.I rest perplexed with a thousand cares.rest (v.)remain, stay, stand1H6 V.v.95
And you (good Vnckle) banish all offence:And you, good uncle, banish all offence:offence (n.)opposition, hostility, antagonism1H6 V.v.96
If you do censure me, by what you were,If you do censure me by what you were,censure (v.)judge, think of, give an opinion of [not involving blame]1H6 V.v.97
Not what you are, I know it will excuseNot what you are, I know it will excuse 1H6 V.v.98
This sodaine execution of my will.This sudden execution of my will.sudden (adj.)
old form: sodaine
swift, rapid, prompt
1H6 V.v.99
And so conduct me, where from company,And so conduct me where, from company, 1H6 V.v.100
I may reuolue and ruminate my greefe. I may resolve and ruminate my grief.resolve (v.)remove, dispel, clear away1H6 V.v.101
grief (n.)pain, torment, distress
Exit.Exit 1H6 V.v.101
GLOUCESTER 
I greefe I feare me, both at first and last.Ay, grief, I fear me, both at first and last. 1H6 V.v.102
Exit Glocester.Exeunt Gloucester and Exeter 1H6 V.v.102
SUFFOLK 
Thus Suffolke hath preuail'd, and thus he goesThus Suffolk hath prevailed; and thus he goes,prevail (v.)
old form: preuail'd
succeed in seduction, have one's way [in a sexual encounter]
1H6 V.v.103
As did the youthfull Paris once to Greece,As did the youthful Paris once to Greece,Paris (n.)youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; he stole Helen away from her Greek husband, Menelaus, causing the Trojan wars; character in Troilus and Cressida1H6 V.v.104
With hope to finde the like euent in loue,With hope to find the like event in loveevent (n.)
old form: euent
outcome, issue, consequence
1H6 V.v.105
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
But prosper better than the Troian did:But prosper better than the Trojan did. 1H6 V.v.106
Margaret shall now be Queene, and rule the King:Margaret shall now be Queen, and rule the King; 1H6 V.v.107
But I will rule both her, the King, and Realme. But I will rule both her, the King, and realm. 1H6 V.v.108
ExitExit 1H6 V.v.108
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