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Enter King Edward, Derby, Prince Edward, Audely and Artoys.Flourish. Enter King Edward, Derby, Prince Edward, Audley, Warwick, and Artois E3 I.i.1.1
King.KING EDWARD 
RObert of Artoys banisht though thou be,Robert of Artois, banished though thou be E3 I.i.1
From Fraunce thy natiue Country, yet with vs,From France thy native country, yet with us E3 I.i.2
Thou shalt retayne as great a Seigniorie:Thou shalt retain as great a seigniory,seigniory (n.)
old form: Seigniorie
lordship, domain, dominion
E3 I.i.3
For we create thee Earle of Richmond heere,For we create thee Earl of Richmond here. E3 I.i.4
And now goe forwards with our pedegree,And now go forward with our pedigree: E3 I.i.5
Who next succeeded Phillip of Bew,Who next succeeded Phillip le Beau? E3 I.i.6
Ar.ARTOIS 
Three sonnes of his, which all successefully,Three sons of his, which all successively E3 I.i.7
Did sit vpon theirfathers regall Throne:Did sit upon their father's regal throne, E3 I.i.8
Yet dyed and left no issue of their loynes:Yet died and left no issue of their loins.issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantE3 I.i.9
King.KING EDWARD 
But was my mother sister vnto those:But was my mother sister unto those? E3 I.i.10
Art.ARTOIS 
Shee was my Lord, and onely Issabel,She was, my lord, and only Isabel E3 I.i.11
Was all the daughters that this Phillip had,Was all the daughters that this Phillip had, E3 I.i.12
Whome afterward your father tooke to wife:Whom afterward your father took to wife; E3 I.i.13
And from the fragrant garden of her wombe,And from the fragrant garden of her womb E3 I.i.14
Your gratious selfe the flower of Europes hope:Your gracious self, the flower of Europe's hope, E3 I.i.15
Deriued is inheritor to Fraunce.Derived is inheritor to France. E3 I.i.16
But not the rancor of rebellious mindes:But note the rancour of rebellious minds: E3 I.i.17
When thus the lynage of Bew was out;When thus the lineage of le Beau was out, E3 I.i.18
The French obscurd your mothers Priuiledge,The French obscured your mother's privilege, E3 I.i.19
And though she were the next of blood, proclaymedAnd, though she were the next of blood, proclaimed E3 I.i.20
Iohn of the house of Valoys now their king:John of the house of Valois now their king. E3 I.i.21
The reason was, they say the Realme of Fraunce,The reason was, they say, the realm of France, E3 I.i.22
Repleat with Princes of great parentage,Replete with princes of great parentage, E3 I.i.23
Ought not admit a gouernor to rule,Ought not admit a governor to rule E3 I.i.24
Except he be discended ofthe male,Except he be descended of the male; E3 I.i.25
And thats the speciall ground of their contempt:And that's the special ground of their contemptspecial (adj.)
old form: speciall
particular, specific, distinctive
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Wherewith they study to exclude your grace:Wherewith they study to exclude your grace. E3 I.i.27
KING EDWARD 
But they shall finde that forged ground of theirs,But they shall find that forged ground of theirs E3 I.i.28
To be but dusty heapes, of brittile sande.To be but dusty heaps of brittle sand. E3 I.i.29
Art.ARTOIS 
Perhaps it will be thought a heynous thing,Perhaps it will be thought a heinous thing E3 I.i.30
That I a French man should discouer this,That I, a Frenchman, should discover this;discover (v.)
old form: discouer
reveal, show, make known
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But heauen I call to recorde of my vowes,But heaven I call to record of my vows:record (n.)
old form: recorde
witness, confirmation
E3 I.i.32
It is not hate nor any priuat wronge,It is not hate nor any private wrong, E3 I.i.33
But loue vnto my country and the right,But love unto my country and the right E3 I.i.34
Prouokes my tongue thus lauish in report.Provokes my tongue, thus lavish in report. E3 I.i.35
You are the lyneal watch men of our peace,You are the lineal watchman of our peace,lineal (adj.)
old form: lyneal
lineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
E3 I.i.36
And Iohn of Valoys, in directly climbes,And John of Valois indirectly climbs. E3 I.i.37
What then should subiects but imbrace their King,What then should subjects but embrace their king? E3 I.i.38
Ah where in may our duety more be seene,Ah, wherein may our duty more be seen E3 I.i.39
Then stryuing to rebate a tyrants pride,Than striving to rebate a tyrant's priderebate (v.)check, stop, suppressE3 I.i.40
And place the true shepheard of our comonwealth,And place the true shepherd of our commonwealth?place (v.)establish in office, appoint to a postE3 I.i.41
King.KING EDWARD 
This counsayle Artoyes like to fruictfull shewers,This counsel, Artois, like to fruitful showers,like to / unto (conj./prep.)similar to, comparable withE3 I.i.42
Hath added growth vnto my dignitye,Hath added growth unto my dignity; E3 I.i.43
And by the fiery vigor of thy words,And, by the fiery vigour of thy words, E3 I.i.44
Hot courage is engendred in my brest,Hot courage is engendered in my breast, E3 I.i.45
Which heretofore was rakt in ignorance,Which heretofore was racked in ignorance,rack (v.)
old form: rakt
torment, torture, scourge
E3 I.i.46
But nowe doth mount with golden winges offame,But now doth mount with golden wings of fame, E3 I.i.47
And will approue faire Issabells discent,And will approve fair Isabel's descent,approve (v.)
old form: approue
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
E3 I.i.48
Able to yoak their stubburne necks with steele,Able to yoke their stubborn necks with steel E3 I.i.49
That spurne against my souereignety in France.That spurn against my sovereignty in France.spurn against / at (v.)
old form: spurne
kick out at, treat with contempt
E3 I.i.50
sound a horneSound a horn E3 I.i.51
A mestenger, Lord Awdley know from whence,A messenger. – Lord Audley, know from whence. E3 I.i.51
Enter a messenger Lorragne,Exit Audley, and returns E3 I.i.51
Aud.AUDLEY 
The Duke of Lorrayne, hauing crost the seas,The Duke of Lorraine, having crossed the seas, E3 I.i.52
In treates he may haue conference with your highnes.Entreats he may have conference with your highness.entreat, intreat (v.)
old form: In treates
beseech, beg, ask earnestly
E3 I.i.53
King.KING EDWARD 
Admit him Lords, that we may heare the newes.Admit him, lords, that we may hear the news. E3 I.i.54
Exeunt Lords. King takes his State. E3 I.i.54
Re-enter Lords, with Lorraine, attendedattend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]E3 I.i.55
Say Duke of Lorrayne wherefore art thou come.Say, Duke of Lorraine, wherefore art thou come? E3 I.i.55
Lor.LORRAINE 
The most renowned prince K. Iohn of France,The most renowned prince, King John of France, E3 I.i.56
Doth greete thee Edward, and by me commandes,Doth greet thee, Edward, and by me commands E3 I.i.57
That for so mnch as by his liberall gift,That, for so much as by his liberal gift E3 I.i.58
The Guyen Dukedome is entayld to thee,The Guyen dukedom is entailed to thee,entail to (v.)
old form: entayld
bestow on, confer on, transfer to
E3 I.i.59
Thou do him lowly homage for the same.Thou do him lowly homage for the same. E3 I.i.60
And for that purpose here I somon thee,And for that purpose here I summon theepurpose (n.)outcome, result, endE3 I.i.61
Repaire to France within these forty daies,Repair to France within these forty days,repair (v.)
old form: Repaire
come, go, make one's way
E3 I.i.62
That there according as the coustome is.That there, according as the custom is, E3 I.i.63
Thou mayst be sworne true liegeman to our King,Thou mayst be sworn true liegeman to our king;liegeman (n.)vassal, subject, followerE3 I.i.64
Or else thy title in that prouince dyes,Or else thy title in that province dies,title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlementE3 I.i.65
die (v.)
old form: dyes
cease, expire, come to an end
And hee him self will repossesse the place.And he himself will repossess the place. E3 I.i.66
K. Ed.KING EDWARD 
See how occasion laughes me in the face,See how occasion laughs me in the face!occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunityE3 I.i.67
No sooner minded to prepare for France,No sooner minded to prepare for France, E3 I.i.68
But straight I am inuited, nay with threats,But straight I am invited – nay, with threats,straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceE3 I.i.69
Vppon a penaltie inioynd to come:Upon a penalty enjoined to come. E3 I.i.70
Twere but a childish part to say him nay,'Twere but a childish part to say him nay. –  E3 I.i.71
Lorrayne returne this answere to thy Lord,Lorraine, return this answer to thy lord: E3 I.i.72
I meane to visit him as he requests,I mean to visit him as he requests. E3 I.i.73
But how? not seruilely disposd to bend,But how? Not servilely disposed to bend,bend (v.)give way, bow, submitE3 I.i.74
But like a conquerer to make him bowe,But like a conqueror to make him bow. E3 I.i.75
His lame vnpolisht shifts are come to light,His lame unpolished shifts are come to light;shift (n.)stratagem, contriving, trickE3 I.i.76
lame (adj.)unsatisfactory, mediocre, faulty
unpolished (adj.)
old form: vnpolisht
primitive, rudimentary, defective
And trueth hath puld the visard from his face,And truth hath pulled the vizard from his face,vizard (n.)
old form: visard
mask, visor
E3 I.i.77
That sett a glasse vpon his arrogannce,That set a gloss upon his arrogance.gloss (n.)deceptive appearance, plausibilityE3 I.i.78
Dare he commaund a fealty in mee,Dare he command a fealty in me?fealty (n.)[feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelityE3 I.i.79
Tell him the Crowne that hee vsurpes, is myne,Tell him: the crown that he usurps is mine, E3 I.i.80
And where he sets his foote he ought to knele,And where he sets his foot he ought to kneel. E3 I.i.81
Tis not a petty Dukedome that I claime,'Tis not a petty dukedom that I claim, E3 I.i.82
But all the whole Dominions, of the Realme,But all the whole dominions of the realm,dominion (n.)land, territory, provinceE3 I.i.83
Which if with grudging he refuse to yeld,Which if with grudging he refuse to yield, E3 I.i.84
Ile take away those borrowed plumes of his,I'll take away those borrowed plumes of his, E3 I.i.85
And send him naked to the wildernes.And send him naked to the wilderness. E3 I.i.86
Lor.LORRAINE 
Then Edward here in spight of all thy Lords,Then, Edward, here, in spite of all thy lords, E3 I.i.87
I doe pronounce defyaunce to thy face.I do pronounce defiance to thy face. E3 I.i.88
Pri.PRINCE 
Defiance French man we rebound it backe,Defiance, Frenchman? We rebound it back, E3 I.i.89
Euen to the bottom of thy masters throat,Even to the bottom of thy master's throat. E3 I.i.90
And be it spoke with reuerence of the King,And, be it spoke with reverence of the King, E3 I.i.91
My gratious father and these other Lordes,My gracious father, and these other lords, E3 I.i.92
I hold thy message but as scurrylous,I hold thy message but as scurrilous,scurrilous (adj.)
old form: scurrylous
offensively facetious, coarsely abusive
E3 I.i.93
but (adv.)merely, only
And him that sent thee like the lazy droane,And him that sent thee like the lazy drone E3 I.i.94
Crept vp by stelth vnto the Eagles nest,Crept up by stealth unto the eagle's nest, E3 I.i.95
From whence wele shake him with so rough a storme,From whence we'll shake him with so rough a storm E3 I.i.96
As others shalbe warned by his harme,As others shall be warned by his harm. E3 I.i.97
War.WARWICK 
Byd him leaue of the Lyons case he weares,Bid him leave off the lion's case he wears,case (n.)skin, hide, coatE3 I.i.98
Least meeting with the Lyon in the feeld,Lest, meeting with the lion in the field,lest (conj.)
old form: Least
unless, in case
E3 I.i.99
field, in the
old form: feeld
engaged in military operations, in military array
He chaunce to teare him peecemeale for his pride.He chance to tear him piecemeal for his pride. E3 I.i.100
Art.ARTOIS 
The soundest counsell I can giue his grace,The soundest counsel I can give his gracecounsel (n.)
old form: counsell
advice, guidance, direction
E3 I.i.101
Is to surrender ere he be constraynd.Is to surrender ere he be constrained. E3 I.i.102
A voluntarie mischiefe hath lesse scorne,A voluntary mischief hath less scornmischief (n.)
old form: mischiefe
wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
E3 I.i.103
Then when reproch with violence is borne,Than when reproach with violence is borne. E3 I.i.104
Lor.LORRAINE 
Regenerate Traytor, viper to the place,Regenerate traitor, viper to the placeregenerate (adj.)renegade, degenerate, unnaturalE3 I.i.105
Where thou was fostred in thine infancy:Where thou wast fostered in thine infancy! E3 I.i.106
Bearest thou a part in this conspiracy?Bear'st thou a part in this conspiracy? E3 I.i.107
He drawes his Sword.He draws his sword E3 I.i.108
K. Ed.KING EDWARD 
Lorraine behold the sharpnes of this steele: (drawing his sword) Lorraine, behold the sharpness of this steel. E3 I.i.108
Feruent desire that sits against my heart,Fervent desire that sits against my heart E3 I.i.109
Is farre more thornie pricking than this blade.Is far more thorny-pricking than this blade;thorny-pricking (adj.)
old form: thornie pricking
prickly, barbed, pricking like a thorn
E3 I.i.110
That with the nightingale I shall be scard:That, with the nightingale, I shall be scarred E3 I.i.111
As oft as I dispose my selfe to rest,As oft as I dispose myself to restoft (adv.)oftenE3 I.i.112
Vntill my collours be displaide in Fraunce:Until my colours be displayed in France.colours (n.)
old form: collours
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
E3 I.i.113
This is thy finall Answere, so be gone.This is my final answer; so be gone. E3 I.i.114
Lor.LORRAINE 
It is not that nor any English braue,It is not that, nor any English brave,brave (n.)
old form: braue
boast, bravado, blustering threat
E3 I.i.115
Afflicts me so, as doth his poysoned view,Afflicts me so, as doth his poisoned view. E3 I.i.116
That is most false, should most of all be true.That is most false, should most of all be true.false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulE3 I.i.117

Exit E3 I.i.117
K. Ed.KING EDWARD 
Now Lord our fleeting Barke is vnder sayle:Now, Lords, our fleeting bark is under sail;fleeting (adj.)swift-moving, speedyE3 I.i.118
bark, barque (n.)
old form: Barke
ship, vessel
Our gage is throwne, and warre is soone begun,Our gage is thrown, and war is soon begun,gage (n.)pledge, challenge [usually, a glove or gauntlet thrown down]E3 I.i.119
But not so quickely brought vnto an end.But not so quickly brought unto an end. E3 I.i.120
Enter Mountague.Enter Montague E3 I.i.121
Moun. But wherefore comes Sir william Mountague?But wherefore comes Sir William Montague?  E3 I.i.121
How stands the league betweene the Scot and vs?How stands the league between the Scot and us?  E3 I.i.122
Mo.MONTAGUE 
Crackt and disseuered my renowned Lord:Cracked and dissevered, my renowned lord. dissevered (adj.)
old form: disseuered
divided, split, broken
E3 I.i.123
The treacherous King no sooner was informde,The treacherous King no sooner was informed E3 I.i.124
Of your with drawing of your army backe:Of your withdrawing of your army back,  E3 I.i.125
But straight forgetting of his former othe,But straight, forgetting of his former oath, straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceE3 I.i.126
He made inuasion on the bordering Townes:He made invasion of the bordering towns. bordering (adj.)on the borderE3 I.i.127
Barwicke is woon, Newcastle spoyld and lost,Berwick is won, Newcastle spoiled and lost,spoil (v.)plunder, pillage, sackE3 I.i.128
And now the tyrant hath beguirt with seege,And now the tyrant hath begirt with siegebegird (v.), past form begirt
old form: beguirt
surround, encircle, besiege
E3 I.i.129
The Castle of Rocksborough, where inclosd,The castle of Roxborough, where enclosed E3 I.i.130
The Countes Salsbury is like to perish:The Countess Salisbury is like to perish.like (adv.)likely, probable / probablyE3 I.i.131
King.KING EDWARD 
That is thy daughter Warwicke is it not?That is thy daughter, Warwick, is it not. E3 I.i.132
Whose husband hath in Brittayne serud so long,Whose husband hath in Brittayne served so longBrittaine, Britaine, Brittayne (n.)Brittany, NW FranceE3 I.i.133
About the planting of Lord Mouneford there?About the planting of Lord Mountford there?planting (n.)installing, stationing, establishingE3 I.i.134
War.WARWICK 
It is my Lord.It is, my lord. E3 I.i.135
Ki.KING EDWARD 
Ignoble Dauid hast thou none to greeue,Ignoble David! Hast thou none to grieve E3 I.i.136
But silly Ladies with thy threatning armes:But silly ladies with thy threat'ning arms?silly (adj.)helpless, defenceless, vulnerableE3 I.i.137
But I will make you shrinke your snailie hornes, But I will make you shrink your snaily horns.snaily (adj.)
old form: snailie
snail-like
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shrink (v.)
old form: shrinke
draw back, pull in
First therefore Audley this shalbe thy charge,First, therefore, Audley, this shall be thy charge: E3 I.i.139
Go leuie footemen for our warres in Fraunce;Go levy footmen for our wars in France;footman (n.)foot-soldier, infantrymanE3 I.i.140
And Ned take muster of our men at armes,And Ned, take muster of our men at arms; E3 I.i.141
In euery shire elect a seuerall band,In every shire elect a several band;elect (v.)pick out, choose, selectE3 I.i.142
several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
band (n.)body of men, troop
Let them be Souldiers of a lustie spirite,Let them be soldiers of a lusty spirit,lusty (adj.)
old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
E3 I.i.143
Such as dread nothing but dishonors blot,Such as dread nothing but dishonour's blot; E3 I.i.144
Be warie therefore since we do comence,Be wary, therefore, since we do commence E3 I.i.145
A famous Warre, and with so mighty a nation:A famous war, and with so mighty a nation.famous (adj.)memorable, glorious, bringing renownE3 I.i.146
Derby be thou Embassador for vs,Derby, be thou ambassador for us E3 I.i.147
Vnto our Father in Law the Earle of Henalt:Unto our father-in-law, the Earl of Hainault: E3 I.i.148
Make him acquainted with our enterprise,Make him acquainted with our enterprise, E3 I.i.149
And likewise will him with our owne allies,And likewise will him, with our own allies E3 I.i.150
That are in Flaundsrs, to solicite to,That are in Flanders, to solicit too E3 I.i.151
The Emperour of Almaigne in our name:The Emperor of Almaigne in our name.Almaigne (n.)GermanyE3 I.i.152
Myselfe whilst you are ioyntly thus employd,Myself, whilst you are jointly thus employed, E3 I.i.153
Will with these forces that I haue at hand,Will, with these forces that I have at hand, E3 I.i.154
March, and once more repulse the trayterous Scot:March, and once more repulse the traitorous Scot. E3 I.i.155
But Sirs be resolute, we shal haue warresBut sirs, be resolute: we shall have wars E3 I.i.156
On euery side, and Ned, thou must begin,On every side; and, Ned, thou must begin E3 I.i.157
Now to forget thy study and thy bookes,Now to forget thy study and thy books, E3 I.i.158
And vre thy shoulders to an Armors weight.And ure thy shoulders to an armour's weight.ure (v.)
old form: vre
accustom, inure, habituate
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Pr.PRINCE 
As cheereful sounding to my youthfull spleene,As cheerful sounding to my youthful spleenspleen (n.)
old form: spleene
eagerness, spirits, impetuosity
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This tumult is of warres increasing broyles,This tumult is of war's increasing broils, E3 I.i.161
As at the Coronation of a king,As, at the coronation of a king, E3 I.i.162
The ioyfull clamours of the people are,The joyful clamours of the people are, E3 I.i.163
When Aue Casar they pronounce alowd;When Ave, Caesar! they pronounce aloud.  E3 I.i.164
Within this schoole of honor I shal learne,Within this school of honour I shall learn E3 I.i.165
Either to sacrifice my foes to death,Either to sacrifice my foes to death, E3 I.i.166
Or in a rightfull quarrel spend my breath,Or in a rightful quarrel spend my breath. E3 I.i.167
Then cheerefully forward ech a seuerall way,Then cheerfully forward, each a several way;several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
E3 I.i.168
In great affaires tis nought to vse delay.In great affairs 'tis naught to use delay.naught, nought (adj.)damaging, harmful, hurtfulE3 I.i.169
Exunt / Manet Brutus and CassiusExeunt E3 I.i.169
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