King John

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Enter Salisbury, Pembroke, and Bigot.Enter Salisbury, Pembroke, and Bigot KJ V.iv.1.1
I did not thinke the King so stor'd with friends.I did not think the King so stored with friends.stored (adj.)

old form: stor'd
well supplied, rich, plentifully provided
KJ V.iv.1
Vp once againe: put spirit in the French,Up once again! Put spirit in the French; KJ V.iv.2
If they miscarry: we miscarry too.If they miscarry, we miscarry too.miscarry (v.)
go wrong, fail, be unsuccessful
KJ V.iv.3
That misbegotten diuell Falconbridge,That misbegotten devil, Faulconbridge, KJ V.iv.4
In spight of spight, alone vpholds the day.In spite of spite, alone upholds the day.spite of spite, in

old form: spight
despite everything, against all odds
KJ V.iv.5
uphold (v.)

old form: vpholds
maintain, sustain, keep intact
day (n.)
day of battle, contest
They say King Iohn sore sick, hath left the field.They say King John, sore sick, hath left the field. KJ V.iv.6
Enter Meloon wounded.Enter Melun, wounded KJ V.iv.7.1
Lead me to the Reuolts of England heere.Lead me to the revolts of England here.revolt (n.)

old form: Reuolts
rebel, revolutionary, malcontent
KJ V.iv.7
When we were happie, we had other names.When we were happy we had other names. KJ V.iv.8
It is the Count Meloone.It is the Count Melun. KJ V.iv.9.1
Wounded to death.Wounded to death. KJ V.iv.9.2
Fly Noble English, you are bought and sold,Fly, noble English, you are bought and and sell, past form bought and sold
betray, exploit, treat treacherously
KJ V.iv.10
Vnthred the rude eye of Rebellion,Unthread the rude eye of rebellion,rude (adj.)
violent, harsh, unkind
KJ V.iv.11
And welcome home againe discarded faith,And welcome home again discarded faith. KJ V.iv.12
Seeke out King Iohn, and fall before his feete:Seek out King John and fall before his feet; KJ V.iv.13
For if the French be Lords of this loud day,For if the French be lords of this loud day,loud (adj.)
hectic, noisy, clamorous
KJ V.iv.14
day (n.)
day of battle, contest
He meanes to recompence the paines you take,He means to recompense the pains you take KJ V.iv.15
By cutting off your heads: Thus hath he sworne,By cutting off your heads. Thus hath he sworn, KJ V.iv.16
And I with him, and many moe with mee,And I with him, and many more with me, KJ V.iv.17
Vpon the Altar at S. Edmondsbury,Upon the altar at Saint Edmundsbury;Saint Edmundsbury
Bury St Edmunds, market town in Suffolk; site of the shrine of St Edmund and a place of pilgrimage
KJ V.iv.18
Euen on that Altar, where we swore to youEven on that altar where we swore to you KJ V.iv.19
Deere Amity, and euerlasting loue.Dear amity and everlasting love. KJ V.iv.20
May this be possible? May this be true?May this be possible? May this be true? KJ V.iv.21
Haue I not hideous death within my view,Have I not hideous death within my view, KJ V.iv.22
Retaining but a quantity of life,Retaining but a quantity of life,quantity (n.)
fragment, little piece, tiny amount
KJ V.iv.23
Which bleeds away, euen as a forme of waxeWhich bleeds away, even as a form of wax KJ V.iv.24
Resolueth from his figure 'gainst the fire?Resolveth from his figure 'gainst the fire?resolve (v.)

old form: Resolueth
melt, dissolve, transform
KJ V.iv.25
figure (n.)
form, design, shape, conception
against, 'gainst (prep.)
exposed to
What in the world should make me now deceiue,What in the world should make me now deceive, KJ V.iv.26
Since I must loose the vse of all deceite?Since I must lose the use of all deceit?use (n.)

old form: vse
activity, practice, enterprise
KJ V.iv.27
Why should I then be false, since it is trueWhy should I then be false, since it is truefalse (adj.)
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
KJ V.iv.28
That I must dye heere, and liue hence, by Truth?That I must die here, and live hence by truth? KJ V.iv.29
I say againe, if Lewis do win the day,I say again, if Lewis do win the day, KJ V.iv.30
He is forsworne, if ere those eyes of yoursHe is forsworn if e'er those eyes of yoursforswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore

old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
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Behold another day breake in the East:Behold another daybreak in the east. KJ V.iv.32
But euen this night, whose blacke contagious breathBut even this night, whose black contagious breathcontagious (adj.)
pestilential, harmful, noxious
KJ V.iv.33
Already smoakes about the burning CrestAlready smokes about the burning crestsmoke (v.)

old form: smoakes
spread like mist, grow misty
KJ V.iv.34
Of the old, feeble, and day-wearied Sunne,Of the old, feeble, and day-wearied sun, KJ V.iv.35
Euen this ill night, your breathing shall expire,Even this ill night, your breathing shall expire,expire (v.)
end, conclude, terminate
KJ V.iv.36
ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
Paying the fine of rated Treachery,Paying the fine of rated treacheryrated (adj.)
assessed, exposed, evaluated
KJ V.iv.37
fine (n.)
punishment, penalty, retribution
Euen with a treacherous fine of all your liues:Even with a treacherous fine of all your lives,fine (n.)
ending, termination
KJ V.iv.38
If Lewis, by your assistance win the day.If Lewis by your assistance win the day. KJ V.iv.39
Commend me to one Hubert, with your King;Commend me to one Hubert, with your King.commend (v.)
convey greetings, present kind regards
KJ V.iv.40
The loue of him, and this respect besidesThe love of him, and this respect besides, KJ V.iv.41
(For that my Grandsire was an Englishman)For that my grandsire was an Englishman, KJ V.iv.42
Awakes my Conscience to confesse all this.Awakes my conscience to confess all this. KJ V.iv.43
In lieu whereof, I pray you beare me henceIn lieu whereof, I pray you bear me hencelieu whereof, in
in recompense for this
KJ V.iv.44
From forth the noise and rumour of the Field;From forth the noise and rumour of the field,rumour (n.)
tumult, din, confusion
KJ V.iv.45
field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Where I may thinke the remnant of my thoughtsWhere I may think the remnant of my thoughts KJ V.iv.46
In peace: and part this bodie and my souleIn peace, and part this body and my soul KJ V.iv.47
With contemplation, and deuout desires.With contemplation and devout desires. KJ V.iv.48
We do beleeue thee, and beshrew my soule,We do believe thee; and beshrew my soulbeshrew, 'shrew (v.)
curse, devil take, evil befall
KJ V.iv.49
But I do loue the fauour, and the formeBut I do love the favour and the formform (n.)

old form: forme
pattern, shaping, outcome, order
KJ V.iv.50
favour (n.)

old form: fauour
appearance, look, aspect
Of this most faire occasion, by the whichOf this most fair occasion, by the whichoccasion (n.)
circumstance, opportunity
KJ V.iv.51
We will vntread the steps of damned flight,We will untread the steps of damned flight,untread (v.)

old form: vntread
retrace, go back upon
KJ V.iv.52
And like a bated and retired Flood,And like a bated and retired flood,retired (adj.)
retreating, receded, subsiding
KJ V.iv.53
flood (n.)
river, stream, rushing water
bated (adj.)
abated, lowered, diminished
Leauing our ranknesse and irregular course,Leaving our rankness and irregular course,irregular (adj.)
lawless, disorderly, unruly
KJ V.iv.54
rankness (n.)

old form: ranknesse
excessive growth, rebelliousness
Stoope lowe within those bounds we haue ore-look'd,Stoop low within those bounds we have o'erlooked,overlook (v.)

old form: ore-look'd
overflow, rise above, exceed
KJ V.iv.55
bound (n.)
limit, boundary, confine, barrier
And calmely run on in obedienceAnd calmly run on in obedience KJ V.iv.56
Euen to our Ocean, to our great King Iohn.Even to our ocean, to our great King John. KJ V.iv.57
My arme shall giue thee helpe to beare thee hence,My arm shall give thee help to bear thee hence; KJ V.iv.58
For I do see the cruell pangs of deathFor I do see the cruel pangs of death KJ V.iv.59
Right in thine eye. Away, my friends, new flight,Right in thine eye. Away, my friends! New flight,right (adv.)
clearly, unmistakeably, assuredly
KJ V.iv.60
And happie newnesse, that intends old right. And happy newness, that intends old right! KJ V.iv.61
ExeuntExeunt, giving assistance to Melun KJ V.iv.61
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