King Edward III

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Enter King Edward, Queen Phillip, Derby, soldiers.Enter King Edward, Queen Philippa, Derby, Soldiers E3 V.i.1
No more Queene Phillip, pacifie your selfe,No more, Queen Philippe, pacify yourself. E3 V.i.1
Copland, except he can excuse his fault,Copland, except he can excuse his fault, E3 V.i.2
Shall finde displeasure written in our lookes,Shall find displeasure written in our looks. E3 V.i.3
And now vnto this proud resisting towne,And now unto this proud resisting town. E3 V.i.4
Souldiers assault, I will no longer stay,Soldiers, assault! I will no longer stay E3 V.i.5
To be deluded by their false delaies,To be deluded by their false delays.false (adj.)
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
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Put all to sword, and make the spoyle your owne.Put all to sword, and make the spoil your own.spoil (n.)

old form: spoyle
plunder, booty
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Enter sixe Citizens in their Shirts, bare foote, with halters about their necks.Enter six Citizens in their shirts, barefoot, with halters about their necks E3 V.i.8
Mercy king Edward, mercie gratious Lord.Mercy, King Edward, mercy, gracious lord! E3 V.i.8
Gontemptuous villaines, call ye now for truce?Contemptuous villains, call ye now for truce? E3 V.i.9
Mine eares are stopt against your bootelesse cryes,Mine ears are stopped against your bootless cries.bootless (adj.)

old form: bootelesse
useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
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Sound drums allarum, draw threatning swords?Sound drums' alarum; draw threat'ning swords!alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)

old form: allarum
call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
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Ah noble Prince, take pittie on this towne,Ah, noble prince, take pity on this town, E3 V.i.12
And heare vs mightie king:And hear us, mighty King. E3 V.i.13
We claime the promise that your highnes made,We claim the promise that your highness made: E3 V.i.14
The two daies respit is not yet expirde,The two days' respite is not yet expired, E3 V.i.15
And we are come with willingnes to beare,And we are come with willingness to bear E3 V.i.16
What tortering death or punishment you please,What torturing death or punishment you please, E3 V.i.17
So that the trembling multitude be saued,So that the trembling multitude be saved. E3 V.i.18
My promise, wel I do confesse as much;My promise? Well, I do confess as much; E3 V.i.19
But I require the cheefest Citizens,But I require the chiefest citizens E3 V.i.20
And men of most account that should submit,And men of most account that should submit. E3 V.i.21
You peraduenture are but seruile groomes,You, peradventure, are but servile grooms,peradventure (adv.)

old form: peraduenture
perhaps, maybe, very likely
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groom (n.)

old form: groomes
fellow, character, creature
Or some fellonious robbers on the Sea,Or some felonious robbers on the sea, E3 V.i.23
Whome apprehended law would execute,Whom, apprehended, law would execute, E3 V.i.24
Albeit seuerity lay dead in vs,Albeit severity lay dead in us. E3 V.i.25
No no ye cannot ouerreach vs thus,No, no, you cannot overreach us thus.overreach, over-reach (v.), past form overraught

old form: ouerreach
outwit, outdo, cheat
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The Sun dread Lord that in the western fall,The sun, dread Lord, that in the western fallfall (n.)
setting, closing [of the day]
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Beholds vs now low brought through miserie,Beholds us now low brought through misery, E3 V.i.28
Did in the Orient purple of the morne,Did in the orient purple of the mornmorn (n.)

old form: morne
morning, dawn
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orient (adj.)
eastern; sunrise, dawn
Salute our comming forth when we were knowneSalute our coming forth when we were known; E3 V.i.30
Or may our portion be with damned fiends,Or may our portion be with damned fiends.portion (n.)
lot, destiny, fortune
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If it be so, then let our couenant stand,If it be so, then let our covenant stand: E3 V.i.32
We take possession of the towne in peace,We take possession of the town in peace. E3 V.i.33
But for your selues looke you for no remorse,But for yourselves, look you for no remorse,remorse (n.)
pity, compassion, tenderness
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But as imperiall iustice hath decreed,But, as imperial justice hath decreed, E3 V.i.35
Your bodies shalbe dragd about these wals,Your bodies shall be dragged about these walls, E3 V.i.36
And after feele the stroake of quartering steele,And after, feel the stroke of quartering steel.quartering (adj.)
for cutting into quarters, dismembering
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This is your dome, go souldiets see it done.This is your doom. Go, soldiers, see it done. E3 V.i.38
Ah be more milde vnto these yeelding men,Ah, be more mild unto these yielding men! E3 V.i.39
It is a glorious thing to stablish peace,It is a glorious thing to stablish peace, E3 V.i.40
And kings approch the nearest vnto God,And kings approach the nearest unto God E3 V.i.41
By giuing life and safety vnto men,By giving life and safety unto men. E3 V.i.42
As thou intendest to be king of Fraunce,As thou intendest to be king of France, E3 V.i.43
So let her people liue to call thee king,So let her people live to call thee king, E3 V.i.44
For what the sword cuts down or fire hath spoyldFor what the sword cuts down or fire hath spoiled E3 V.i.45
Is held in reputation none of ours.Is held in reputation none of ours. E3 V.i.46
Although experience teach vs, this is true,Although experience teach us this is true, E3 V.i.47
That peacefull quietnes brings most delight,That a peaceful quietness brings most delight, E3 V.i.48
When most of all abuses are controld,When most of all abuses are controlled,abuse (n.)
offence, wrong, insult, transgression
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control (v.)

old form: controld
curb, restrain, hold back
Yet insomuch, it shalbe knowne that we,Yet, insomuch it shall be known that we E3 V.i.50
Aswell can master our affections,As well can master our affectionsaffection (n.)
emotion, feeling
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As conquer other by the dynt of sword,As conquer other by the dint of sword,dint (n.)

old form: dynt
stroke, blow, attack
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Phillip preuaile, we yeeld to thy request,Philippe, prevail: we yield to thy request. E3 V.i.53
These men shall liue to boast of clemencie,These men shall live to boast of clemency, E3 V.i.54
And tyrannie strike terror to thy selfe.And, Tyranny, strike terror to thyself. E3 V.i.55
long liue your highnes, happy be your reigneLong live your highness! Happy be your reign! E3 V.i.56
Go get you hence, returne vnto the towne,Go, get you hence, return unto the town; E3 V.i.57
And if this kindnes hath deserud your loue,And if this kindness hath deserved your love, E3 V.i.58
Learne then to reuerence Edw. as your king. Learn then to reverence Edward as your king. E3 V.i.59
Ex.Exeunt Citizens E3 V.i.59
Now might we heare of our affaires abroad,Now might we hear of our affairs abroad. E3 V.i.60
We would till glomy Winter were ore spent,We would, till gloomy winter were o'erspent,overspent (adj.)

old form: ore spent
spent, finished, at an end
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Dispose our men in garrison a while,Dispose our men in garrison a while. – dispose (v.)
place, distribute, organize
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But who comes heere?But who comes here? E3 V.i.63
Enter Copland and King Dauid.Enter Copland and King David E3 V.i.64
Copland my Lord, and Dauid King of Scots:Copland, my lord, and David, King of Scots. E3 V.i.64
Is this the proud presumtious Esquire of the North,Is this the proud presumptuous esquire of the north E3 V.i.65
That would not yeeld his prisoner to my Queen,That would not yield his prisoner to my Queen? E3 V.i.66
I am my liege a Northen Esquire indeed,I am, my liege, a northern squire indeed,liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
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But neither proud nor insolent I trust.But neither proud nor insolent, I trust. E3 V.i.68
What moude thee then to be so obstinate,What moved thee, then, to be so obstinate E3 V.i.69
To contradict our royall Queenes desire?To contradict our royal Queen's desire? E3 V.i.70
No wilfull disobedience mightie Lord,No wilful disobedience, mighty lord, E3 V.i.71
But my desert and publike law at armes.But my desert and public law of arms.public (adj.)

old form: publike
accepted, authorized, official
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desert, desart (n.)
deserving, due recompense, right
I tooke the king my selfe in single fight,I took the king myself in single fight, E3 V.i.73
and like a souldier would be loath to looseAnd, like a soldier, would be loath to lose E3 V.i.74
The least preheminence that I had won.The least pre-eminence that I had won. E3 V.i.75
And Copland straight vpon your highnes charge,And Copland, straight upon your highness' charge,straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
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Is come to Fraunce, and with a lowly minde,Is come to France, and with a lowly mindlowly (adj.)
humble, modest, submissive
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Doth vale the bonnet of his victory:Doth vail the bonnet of his victory.vail (v.)

old form: vale
lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
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bonnet (n.)
hat, cap
Receiue dread Lorde the custome of my fraught,Receive, dread lord, the custom of my fraught,fraught (n.)
freight, cargo, goods
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custom (n.)

old form: custome
customary tribute [as if by a tenant to a lord]
The wealthie tribute of my laboring hands,The wealthy tribute of my labouring hands, E3 V.i.80
Which should long since haue been surrendred vpWhich should long since have been surrendered up, E3 V.i.81
Had but your gratious selfe bin there in place,Had but your gracious self been there in, in
present, attending, at hand
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But Copland thou didst scorne the kings commandBut, Copland, thou didst scorn the King's command, E3 V.i.83
Neglecting our commission in his name.Neglecting our commission in his name. E3 V.i.84
His name I reuerence, but his person more,His name I reverence, but his person more. E3 V.i.85
His name shall keepe me in alleagaunce still,His name shall keep me in allegiance still,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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But to his person I will bend my knee.But to his person I will bend my knee. E3 V.i.87
I praie thee Phillip let displeasure passe:I pray thee, Philippe, let displeasure pass. E3 V.i.88
This man doth please mee, and I like his words,This man doth please me, and I like his words; E3 V.i.89
For what is he that will attmpt great deeds,For what is he that will attempt great deeds E3 V.i.90
and loose the glory that ensues the same,And lose the glory that ensues the same?ensue (v.)
follow [especially, as a logical outcome]
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all riuers haue recourse vnto the Sea,All rivers have recourse unto the sea, E3 V.i.92
and Coplands faith relation to his king,And Copland's faith, relation to his king. E3 V.i.93
Kneele therefore downe, now rise king Edwards knight,Kneel therefore down: now rise, King Edward's knight; E3 V.i.94
and to maintayne thy state I freely giue,And, to maintain thy state, I freely give E3 V.i.95
Fiue hundred marks a yeere to thee and thine.Five hundred marks a year to thee and thine.mark (n.)
accounting unit in England (value: two-thirds of a pound)
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Enter Salsbury.Enter Salisbury E3 V.i.97.1
welcom lord Salisburie, what news from BrittaineWelcome, Lord Salisbury. What news from Brittaine?Brittaine, Britaine, Brittayne (n.)
Brittany, NW France
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This mightie king, the Country we haue won,This, mighty King: the country we have won, E3 V.i.98
And Charles de Mounford regent of that place,And Charles de Mountford, regent of that place, E3 V.i.99
Presents your highnes with this Coronet,Presents your highness with this coronet, E3 V.i.100
Protesting true allegeaunce to your Grace.Protesting true allegiance to your grace. E3 V.i.101
We thanke thee for thy seruice valient EarleWe thank thee for thy service, valiant earl: E3 V.i.102
Challenge our fauour for we owe it thee:Challenge our favour, for we owe it thee. E3 V.i.103
But now my Lord, as this is ioyful newes,But now, my lord, as this is joyful news, E3 V.i.104
So must my voice be tragicall againe,So must my voice be tragical again, E3 V.i.105
and I must sing of dolefull accidents,And I must sing of doleful accidents. E3 V.i.106
What haue our men the ouerthrow at Poitiers,What, have our men the overthrow at Poitiers, E3 V.i.107
Or is our sonne beset with too much odds?Or is our son beset with too much odds? E3 V.i.108
He was my Lord, and as my worthltsse selfe,He was, my lord; and as my worthless self E3 V.i.109
With fortie other seruicable knights,With forty other serviceable knights,serviceable (adj.)

old form: seruicable
faithful, loyal, devoted, ready to serve
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Vndersafe conduct of the Dolphins seale,Under safe-conduct of the dauphin's seal, E3 V.i.111
Did trauaile that way, finding him distrest,Did travel that way, finding him distressed, E3 V.i.112
A troupe of Launces met vs on the way,A troop of lances met us on the way,lance (n.)

old form: Launces
lancer, horse soldier armed with a lance [a metal-ended shaft]
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Surprisd and brought vs prisoners to the king,Surprised, and brought us prisoners to the king, E3 V.i.114
Who proud of this, and eager of reuenge,Who, proud of this and eager of revenge, E3 V.i.115
Commanded straight to cut of all our heads,Commanded straight to cut off all our heads;straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
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And surely we had died but that the Duke,And surely we had died, but that the duke, E3 V.i.117
More full of honor then his angry syre,More full of honour than his angry sire,sire (n.)

old form: syre
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Procurd our quicke deliuerance from thence,Procured our quick deliverance from thence. E3 V.i.119
But ere we went, salute your king, quothe hee,But, ere we went, ‘ Salute your king,’ quoth he,quoth (v.)

old form: quothe
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Bid him prouide a funerall for his sonne,‘ Bid him provide a funeral for his son. E3 V.i.121
To day our sword shall cut his thred of life,Today our sword shall cut his thread of life, E3 V.i.122
And sooner then he thinkes wele be with him:And, sooner than he thinks, we'll be with him, E3 V.i.123
To quittance those displeasures he hath done,To quittance those displeasures he hath done.’quittance (v.)
repay, requite, reciprocate
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displeasure (n.)
injury, wrong, hurt
This said, we past, not daring to reply,This said, we passed, not daring to reply. E3 V.i.125
Our harts were dead, our lookes diffusd and wan,Our hearts were dead, our looks diffused and wan.diffused (adj.)

old form: diffusd
troubled, confused, bewildered
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Wandring at last we clymd vnto a hill,Wandering, at last we climbed unto a hill, E3 V.i.127
From whence although our griefe were much beforeFrom whence, although our grief were much before, E3 V.i.128
Yet now to see the occasion with our eies,Yet now, to see the occasion with our eyesoccasion (n.)
course of events, state of affairs
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Did thrice so much increase our heauines,Did thrice so much increase our heaviness.heaviness (n.)

old form: heauines
sadness, grief, sorrow
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For there my Lord, oh there we did descryFor there, my lord, oh, there we did descrydescry (v.)
catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
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Downe in a vallie how both armies laie:Down in a valley how both armies lay: E3 V.i.132
The French had cast their trenches like a ring,The French had cast their trenches like a ring, E3 V.i.133
And euery Barricados open front,And every barricado's open frontbarricado (n.)
barricade, rampart, barrier
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Was thicke imbost with brasen ordynaunce.Was thick embossed with brazen ordinance.embossed (adj.)

old form: imbost
covered as if with ornamental studs
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ordnance, ordinance (n.)

old form: ordynaunce
cannon, artillery
brazen (adj.)

old form: brasen
made of brass, very strong, powerful
Heere stood a battaile of ten tstousand horse,Here stood a battle of ten thousand horse;horse (n.)
cavalry, horse soldiers
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battle (n.)

old form: battaile
army, fighting force, battalion
There twise as many pikes in quadrant wise,There, twice as many pikes in quadrant wise;wise (n.)
manner, way, fashion
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pike, pick (n.)
weapon with a long handle ending in a spearhead
Here Crosbowes and deadly wounding darts,Here cross-bows and deadly wounding darts;dart (n.)
arrow; or: light spear
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And in the midst like to a slender poynt,And in the midst, like to a slender pointlike to / unto (conj./prep.)
similar to, comparable with
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Within the compasse of the horison,Within the compass of the horizon,compass (n.)

old form: compasse
range, reach, limit, scope
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astwere a rising bubble in the sea,As 'twere a rising bubble in the sea, E3 V.i.141
A Hasle wand a midst a wood of Pynes,A hazel wand amidst a wood of pines, E3 V.i.142
Or as a beare fast chaind vnto a stake,Or as a bear fast chained unto a stake, E3 V.i.143
Stood famous Edward still expecting whenStood famous Edward, still expecting whenstill (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
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Those doggs of Fraunce would fasten on his fleshThose dogs of France would fasten on his flesh. E3 V.i.145
Anon the death procuring knell begins,Anon the death-procuring knell begins:death-procuring (adj.)fatal, lethal, deadlyE3 V.i.146
anon (adv.)
soon, shortly, presently
Off goe the Cannons that with trembling noyse,Off go the cannons, that with trembling noise E3 V.i.147
Did shake the very Mountayne where they stood,Did shake the very mountain where they stood; E3 V.i.148
Then sound the Trumpets clangor in the aire,Then sound the trumpets' clangour in the air; E3 V.i.149
The battailes ioyne, and when we could no more,The battles join, and, when we could no morebattle (n.)

old form: battailes
army, fighting force, battalion
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Discerne the difference twixt the friend and fo,Discern the difference 'twixt the friend and foe, E3 V.i.151
So intricate the darke confusion was,So intricate the dark confusion was, E3 V.i.152
Away we turnd our watrie eies with sighs,Away we turned our wat'ry eyes with sighs E3 V.i.1535
as blacke as pouder fuming into smoke,As black as powder fuming into smoke. E3 V.i.154
And thus I feare, vnhappie haue I told,And thus, I fear, unhappy have I told E3 V.i.155
The most vntimely tale of Edwards fall.The most untimely tale of Edward's fall.untimely (adj.)

old form: vntimely
premature, coming before its time
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Ah me, is this my welcome into Fraunce:Ah me, is this my welcome into France? E3 V.i.157
Is this the comfort that I lookt to haue,Is this the comfort that I looked to have, E3 V.i.158
When I should meete with my belooued sonne:When I should meet with my beloved son? E3 V.i.159
Sweete Ned, I would thy mother in the seaSweet Ned, I would thy mother in the sea E3 V.i.160
Had been preuented of this mortall griefe.Had been prevented of this mortal grief!prevent (v.)

old form: preuented
spare, able to avoid
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Content thee Phillip, tis not teares will serue,Content thee, Philippe; 'tis not tears will servecontent (v.)
calm [down], settle, relax
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To call him backe, if he be taken hence,To call him back, if he be taken hence. E3 V.i.163
Comfort thy selfe as I do gentle Queene,Comfort thyself, as I do, gentle Queen,gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
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With hope of sharpe vnheard of dyre reuenge,With hope of sharp unheard-of dire revenge. E3 V.i.165
He bids me to prouide his funerall.He bids me to provide his funeral, E3 V.i.166
And so I will, but all the Peeres in Fraunce,And so I will; but all the peers in France E3 V.i.167
Shall mourners be, and weepe out bloody teares,Shall mourners be, and weep out bloody tears E3 V.i.168
Vntill their emptie vaines be drie and sereUntil their empty veins be dry and sere.sere (adj.)
dried up, withered, parched
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The pillers of his hearse shall be his bones,The pillars of his hearse shall be their bones; E3 V.i.170
The mould that couers him, their Citie ashes,The mould that covers him, their city ashes;mould (n.)
soil, earth, clay
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His knell the groning cryes of dying men,His knell, the groaning cries of dying men; E3 V.i.172
And in the stead of tapers on his tombe,And in the stead of tapers on his tomb E3 V.i.173
an hundred fiftie towers shall burning blaze,An hundred fifty towers shall burning blaze, E3 V.i.174
While we bewaile our valiant sonnes decease.While we bewail our valiant son's decease. E3 V.i.175
After a flourish sounded within, enter an herald.After a flourish sounded within, enter a Herald E3 V.i.176
Reioyce my Lord, ascend the imperial throneRejoice, my lord! Ascend the imperial throne! E3 V.i.176
The mightie and redoubted prince of Wales,The mighty and redoubted Prince of Wales,redoubted (adj.)
feared, dreaded, revered
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Great seruitor to bloudie Mars in armes,Great servitor to bloody Mars in arms,servitor (n.)

old form: seruitor
mercenary, soldier
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Mars (n.)
Roman god of war
The French mans terror and his countries fame,The Frenchman's terror and his country's fame, E3 V.i.179
Triumphant rideth like a Romane peere,Triumphant rideth like a Roman peer, E3 V.i.180
and lowly at his stirop comes a footAnd, lowly at his stirrup, comes afoot E3 V.i.181
King Iohn of France, together with his sonne,King John of France, together with his son, E3 V.i.182
In captiue bonds, whose diadem he bringsIn captive bonds; whose diadem he brings E3 V.i.183
To crowne thee with, and to proclaime thee kingTo crown thee with, and to proclaim thee king. E3 V.i.184
Away with mourning Phillip, wipe thine eiesAway with mourning, Philippe, wipe thine eyes! E3 V.i.185
Sound Trumpets, welcome in Plantaginet.Sound, trumpets, welcome in Plantagenet! E3 V.i.186
Enter Prince Edward, king Iohn, Phillip, Audley, Artoys.Enter Prince Edward, King John, Philip, Audley, and Artois E3 V.i.187
As things long lost when they are found again,As things long lost when they are found again, E3 V.i.187
So doth my sonne reioyce his fathers heart,So doth my son rejoice his father's heart,rejoice (v.)

old form: reioyce
gladden, cheer, make joyful
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For whom euen now my soule was much perplextFor whom even now my soul was much perplexed.perplexed (adj.)

old form: perplext
troubled, disturbed, worried
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Be this a token to expresse my ioy, Be this a token to express my joy, E3 V.i.190
kisse him.(Kisses him) E3 V.i.191
For inward passions will not let me speake.For inward passion will not let me speak. E3 V.i.191
My gracious father, here receiue the gift,My gracious father, here receive the gift, E3 V.i.192
This wreath of conquest, and reward of warre,This wreath of conquest and reward of war, E3 V.i.193
Got with as mickle perill of our liues,Got with as mickle peril of our livesmickle (adj.)
great, much, large
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as ere was thing of price before this daie,As e'er was thing of price before this day. E3 V.i.195
Install your highnes in your proper right,Install your highness in your proper right, E3 V.i.196
and heerewithall I render to your handsAnd herewithal I render to your hands E3 V.i.197
These prisoners, chiefe occasion of our strife.These prisoners, chief occasion of our strife.occasion (n.)
ground, reason, cause, matter
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So Iohn of France, I see you keepe your wordSo, John of France, I see you keep your word: E3 V.i.199
You promist to be sooner with our selfeYou promised to be sooner with ourself E3 V.i.200
Then we did thinke for, and tis so in deed,Than we did think for, and 'tis so indeed. E3 V.i.201
But had you done at first as now you do,But, had you done at first as now you do, E3 V.i.202
How many ciuill townes had stoode vntoucht,How many civil towns had stood untouched E3 V.i.203
That now are turnd to ragged heaps of stones?That now are turned to ragged heaps of stones.ragged (adj.)
broken, jagged, fragmented
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How many peoples liues mightst thou haue saud,How many people's lives mightst thou have saved E3 V.i.205
that are vntimely sunke into their graues.That are untimely sunk into their graves.untimely (adv.)

old form: vntimely
prematurely, too soon, before due time
E3 V.i.206
Edward, recount not things irreuocable,Edward, recount not things irrevocable. E3 V.i.207
Tell me what ransome thou requirest to haue?Tell me what ransom thou requir'st to have. E3 V.i.208
Thy ransome Iohn, hereafter shall be knownThy ransom, John, hereafter shall be known. E3 V.i.209
But first to England thou must crosse the seas,But first to England thou must cross the seas, E3 V.i.210
To see what intertainment it affords,To see what entertainment it affords.entertainment (n.)

old form: intertainment
treatment, hospitality, reception
E3 V.i.211
How ere it fals, it cannot be so bad,Howe'er it falls, it cannot be so badfall (v.)

old form: fals
work out, happen, turn out
E3 V.i.212
as ours hath bin since we ariude in France.As ours hath been since we arrived in France. E3 V.i.213
Accursed man, of this I was fortolde,Accursed man! Of this I was foretold, E3 V.i.214
But did misconster what the prophet told.But did misconster what the prophet told.misconster (v.)
misconstrue, misinterpret, take wrongly
E3 V.i.215
Now father this petition Edward makes,Now, father, this petition Edward makes E3 V.i.216
To thee whose grace hath bin his strongest shieldTo thee, whose grace hath been his strongest shield: E3 V.i.217
That as thy pleasure chose me for the man,That, as thy pleasure chose me for the man E3 V.i.218
To be the instrument to shew thy power,To be the instrument to show thy power,power (n.)
authority, government
E3 V.i.219
So thou wilt grant that many princes more,So thou wilt grant that many princes more, E3 V.i.220
Bred and brought vp within that little Isle,Bred and brought up within that little isle, E3 V.i.221
May still be famous for lyke victories:May still be famous for like victories.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
E3 V.i.222
like (adj.)

old form: lyke
same, similar, alike, equal
and for my part, the bloudie scars I beare,And for my part, the bloody scars I bear,scar (n.)
wound, cut, injury
E3 V.i.223
The wearie nights that I haue watcht in field,And weary nights that I have watched in field,field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
E3 V.i.224
The dangerous conflicts I haue often had,The dangerous conflicts I have often had, E3 V.i.225
The fearefull menaces were proffered me,The fearful menaces were proffered me, E3 V.i.226
The heate and cold, and what else might displeaseThe heat and cold and what else might displease, E3 V.i.227
I wish were now redoubled twentie fold,I wish were now redoubled twentyfold, E3 V.i.228
So that hereafter ages when they readeSo that hereafter ages, when they readhereafter (adj.)
future, forthcoming, later
E3 V.i.229
The painfull traffike of my tender youthThe painful traffic of my tender youth,traffic (n.)

old form: traffike
dealings, employment, business
E3 V.i.230
painful (adj.)

old form: painfull
suffering from pain, causing hurt
Might thereby be inflamd with such resolue,Might thereby be inflamed with such resolve, E3 V.i.231
as not the territories of France alone,As not the territories of France alone, E3 V.i.232
But likewise Spain, Turkie, and what countries elsBut likewise Spain, Turkey, and what countries else E3 V.i.233
That iustly would prouoke faire Englands ire,That justly would provoke fair England's ire E3 V.i.234
Might at their presence tremble and retire.Might at their presence tremble and retire. E3 V.i.235
Here English Lordes we do proclaime a restHere, English lords, we do proclaim a rest, E3 V.i.236
an intercession of our painfull armes,An intercession of our painful arms.intercession (n.)
break, interlude, intermission
E3 V.i.237
painful (adj.)

old form: painfull
inflicting pain, harmful, afflicting
Sheath vp your swords, refresh your weary lims,Sheathe up your swords, refresh your weary limbs, E3 V.i.238
Peruse your spoiles, and after we haue breathdPeruse your spoils; and after we have breathedbreathe (v.)

old form: breathd
catch breath, pause, rest
E3 V.i.239
a daie or two within this hauen towne,A day or two within this haven town, E3 V.i.240
God willing then for England wele be shipt,God willing, then for England we'll be shipped; E3 V.i.241
Where in a happie houre I trust we shallWhere, in a happy hour, I trust, we shall E3 V.i.242
Ariue three kings, two princes, and a queene.Arrive, three kings, two princes, and a queen. E3 V.i.243
Exeunt E3 V.i.2443
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