King John

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Enter King Iohn and Pandolph, attendants.Enter King John, Cardinal Pandulph, and attendants KJ V.i.1
(giving the crown to Cardinal Pandulph) KJ V.i.1
Thus haue I yeelded vp into your handThus have I yielded up into your hand KJ V.i.1
The Circle of my glory.The circle of my (n.)
crown, coronet, diadem
KJ V.i.2.1
(returning the crown) KJ V.i.2
Take againeTake again KJ V.i.2.2
From this my hand, as holding of the PopeFrom this my hand, as holding of the Popeholding (n.)
leasehold, tenure, grant of occupation
KJ V.i.3
Your Soueraigne greatnesse and authoritie.Your sovereign greatness and authority. KJ V.i.4
Now keep your holy word,go meet the French,Now keep your holy word. Go meet the French, KJ V.i.5
And from his holinesse vse all your powerAnd from his holiness use all your power KJ V.i.6
To stop their marches 'fore we are enflam'd:To stop their marches 'fore we are inflamed.inflamed (adj.)

old form: enflam'd
engulfed with fire
KJ V.i.7
Our discontented Counties doe reuolt:Our discontented counties do revolt; KJ V.i.8
Our people quarrell with obedience,Our people quarrel with obedience,quarrel with (v.)

old form: quarrell
object to, take exception to, refuse to practise
KJ V.i.9
Swearing Allegiance, and the loue of souleSwearing allegiance and the love of soulsoul (n.)

old form: soule
conscience, heart, inner being
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To stranger-bloud, to forren Royalty;To stranger blood, to foreign royalty.stranger (adj.)
foreign, alien
KJ V.i.11
blood (n.)

old form: bloud
blood relationship, kinship
This inundation of mistempred humor,This inundation of mistempered humourinundation (n.)
outpouring, overflowing, flood
KJ V.i.12
mistempered (adj.)

old form: mistempred
disordered, diseased, deranged
humour (n.)

old form: humor
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
Rests by you onely to be qualified.Rests by you only to be qualified.qualify (v.)
appease, pacify, calm down
KJ V.i.13
Then pause not: for the present time's so sicke,Then pause not, for the present time's so sick, KJ V.i.14
That present medcine must be ministred,That present medicine must be ministered, KJ V.i.15
Or ouerthrow incureable ensues.Or overthrow incurable ensues. KJ V.i.16
It was my breath that blew this Tempest vp,It was my breath that blew this tempest up, KJ V.i.17
Vpon your stubborne vsage of the Pope:Upon your stubborn usage of the Pope; KJ V.i.18
But since you are a gentle conuertite,But since you are a gentle convertite,gentle (adj.)
soft, tender, kind
KJ V.i.19
convertite (n.)

old form: conuertite
convert, penitent
My tongue shall hush againe this storme of warre,My tongue shall hush again this storm of war KJ V.i.20
And make faire weather in your blustring land:And make fair weather in your blustering land.blustering (adj.)

old form: blustring
turbulent, buffeted, tempestuous
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On this Ascention day, remember well,On this Ascension Day, remember well, KJ V.i.22
Vpon your oath of seruice to the Pope,Upon your oath of service to the Pope, KJ V.i.23
Goe I to make the French lay downe their Armes. Go I to make the French lay down their arms. KJ V.i.24
Exit.Exit KJ V.i.24
Is this Ascension day? did not the ProphetIs this Ascension Day? Did not the prophet KJ V.i.25
Say, that before Ascension day at noone,Say that before Ascension Day at noon KJ V.i.26
My Crowne I should giue off? euen so I haue:My crown I should give off? Even so I have!give off (v.)

old form: giue
give up, yield, relinquish
KJ V.i.27
I did suppose it should be on constraint,I did suppose it should be on constraint, KJ V.i.28
But (heau'n be thank'd) it is but voluntary.But, heaven be thanked, it is but voluntary. KJ V.i.29
Enter Bastard.Enter the Bastard KJ V.i.30
All Kent hath yeelded: nothing there holds outAll Kent hath yielded – nothing there holds out KJ V.i.30
But Douer Castle: London hath receiu'dBut Dover Castle; London hath received, KJ V.i.31
Like a kinde Host, the Dolphin and his powers.Like a kind host, the Dauphin and his powers;dauphin, dolphin (n.)
title of the eldest son of the King of France [between 1349 and 1830]
KJ V.i.32
power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
Your Nobles will not heare you, but are goneYour nobles will not hear you, but are gone KJ V.i.33
To offer seruice to your enemy:To offer service to your enemy; KJ V.i.34
And wilde amazement hurries vp and downeAnd wild amazement hurries up and downamazement (n.)
bewilderment, perplexity, distraction
KJ V.i.35
The little number of your doubtfull friends.The little number of your doubtful friends.doubtful (adj.)

old form: doubtfull
fearful, worried, apprehensive
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Would not my Lords returne to me againeWould not my lords return to me again KJ V.i.37
After they heard yong Arthur was aliue?After they heard young Arthur was alive? KJ V.i.38
They found him dead, and cast into the streets,They found him dead and cast into the streets, KJ V.i.39
An empty Casket, where the Iewell of lifeAn empty casket, where the jewel of life KJ V.i.40
By some damn'd hand was rob'd, and tane away.By some damned hand was robbed and ta'en away. KJ V.i.41
That villaine Hubert told me he did liue.That villain Hubert told me he did live. KJ V.i.42
So on my soule he did, for ought he knew:So, on my soul, he did, for aught he knew.aught (n.)

old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
KJ V.i.43
But wherefore doe you droope? why looke you sad?But wherefore do you droop? Why look you sad?sad (adj.)
downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
KJ V.i.44
Be great in act, as you haue beene in thought:Be great in act, as you have been in thought; KJ V.i.45
Let not the world see feare and sad distrustLet not the world see fear and sad distrustsad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
KJ V.i.46
distrust (n.)
lack of confidence, doubt
Gouerne the motion of a kinglye eye:Govern the motion of a kingly eye. KJ V.i.47
Be stirring as the time, be fire with fire,Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire; KJ V.i.48
Threaten the threatner, and out-face the browThreaten the threatener, and outface the browoutface (v.)

old form: out-face
defy, intimidate, overcome by confronting
KJ V.i.49
brow (n.)
bold front, confidence, effrontery
Of bragging horror: So shall inferior eyesOf bragging horror. So shall inferior eyes,bragging (adj.)
threatening, menacing, challenging
KJ V.i.50
That borrow their behauiours from the great,That borrow their behaviours from the great, KJ V.i.51
Grow great by your example, and put onGrow great by your example and put on KJ V.i.52
The dauntlesse spirit of resolution.The dauntless spirit of resolution. KJ V.i.53
Away, and glister like the god of warreAway, and glister like the god of warglister (v.)
glitter, sparkle, gleam
KJ V.i.54
When he intendeth to become the field:When he intendeth to become the field.field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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become (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
Shew boldnesse and aspiring confidence:Show boldness and aspiring confidence! KJ V.i.56
What, shall they seeke the Lion in his denne,What, shall they seek the lion in his den, KJ V.i.57
And fright him there? and make him tremble there?And fright him there? And make him tremble there?fright (v.), past form frighted
frighten, scare, terrify
KJ V.i.58
Oh let it not be said: forrage, and runneO, let it not be said! Forage, and runforage (v.)
range abroad, go out and about
KJ V.i.59
To meet displeasure farther from the dores,To meet displeasure farther from the doors, KJ V.i.60
And grapple with him ere he come so nye.And grapple with him ere he come so nigh. KJ V.i.61
The Legat of the Pope hath beene with mee,The legate of the Pope hath been with me, KJ V.i.62
And I haue made a happy peace with him,And I have made a happy peace with him;happy (adj.)
opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
KJ V.i.63
And he hath promis'd to dismisse the PowersAnd he hath promised to dismiss the powerspower (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
KJ V.i.64
Led by the Dolphin.Led by the Dauphin. KJ V.i.65.1
Oh inglorious league:O inglorious league!inglorious (adj.)
shameful, humiliating, ignominious
KJ V.i.65.2
league (n.)
compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
Shall we vpon the footing of our land,Shall we, upon the footing of our land,footing (n.)
support, surface, foundation, foothold
KJ V.i.66
Send fayre-play-orders, and make comprimise,Send fair-play orders and make compromise,order (n.)
arrangement, disposition, direction
KJ V.i.67
fair-play (adj.)

old form: fayre-play
chivalrous, courtly, full of honour
comprimise (v.)
variant form of ‘compromise’
Insinuation, parley, and base truceInsinuation, parley, and base truceparle, parley (n.)
negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
KJ V.i.68
base (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
To Armes Inuasiue? Shall a beardlesse boy,To arms invasive? Shall a beardless boy, KJ V.i.69
A cockred-silken wanton braue our fields,A cockered silken wanton, brave our fieldsfield (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
KJ V.i.70
wanton (n.)
spoilt child, pampered baby, weakling
brave (v.)

old form: braue
challenge, defy, confront, provoke
cockered (adj.)

old form: cockred
spoiled, indulged, pampered
And flesh his spirit in a warre-like soyle,And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil,flesh (v.)
initiate, introduce [to bloodshed]
KJ V.i.71
Mocking the ayre with colours idlely spred,Mocking the air with colours idly spread,idly (adv.)

old form: idlely
foolishly, crazily, frivolously
KJ V.i.72
colours (n.)
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
And finde no checke? Let vs my Liege to Armes:And find no check? Let us, my liege, to arms!check (n.)

old form: checke
repulse, reverse, resistance
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liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
Perchance the Cardinall cannot make your peace;Perchance the Cardinal cannot make your peace;perchance (adv.)
perhaps, maybe
KJ V.i.74
Or if he doe, let it at least be saidOr, if he do, let it at least be said KJ V.i.75
They saw we had a purpose of defence.They saw we had a purpose of defence.purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
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Haue thou the ordering of this present time.Have thou the ordering of this present time.ordering (n.)
management, direction, regulation
KJ V.i.77
Away then with good courage: yet I knowAway, then, with good courage! Yet, I know, KJ V.i.78
Our Partie may well meet a prowder foe. Our party may well meet a prouder foe.proud (adj.)

old form: prowder
courageous, valiant, brave
KJ V.i.79
party (n.)

old form: Partie
side, faction, camp
Exeunt.Exeunt KJ V.i.79
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