Henry VI Part 1
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Enter Countesse.Enter the Countess of Auvergne and her Porter 1H6 II.iii.1.1
Count. COUNTESS 
Porter, remember what I gaue in charge,Porter, remember what I gave in charge,give in chargegive orders, command, direct1H6 II.iii.1
And when you haue done so, bring the Keyes to me.And when you have done so, bring the keys to me. 1H6 II.iii.2
Port. PORTER 
Madame, I will. Madam, I will. 1H6 II.iii.3
Exit.Exit 1H6 II.iii.3
Count. COUNTESS 
The Plot is layd, if all things fall out right,The plot is laid; if all things fall out right, 1H6 II.iii.4
I shall as famous be by this exploit,I shall as famous be by this exploit 1H6 II.iii.5
As Scythian Tomyris by Cyrus death.As Scythian Tomyris by Cyrus' death.Scythian[pron: 'sithian] someone from Scythia, ancient region of E Europe; people known for pitilessness1H6 II.iii.6
Cyrus (n.)[pron: 'siyrus] Cyrus the Great, 6th-c BC, king of Persia
Tomyris (n.)[pron: 'tomiris] Scythian queen, 6th-c BC, who killed Cyrus the Great
Great is the rumour of this dreadfull Knight,Great is the rumour of this dreadful knight,dreadful (adj.)
old form: dreadfull
inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
1H6 II.iii.7
rumour (n.)talk, report, news
And his atchieuements of no lesse account:And his achievements of no less account. 1H6 II.iii.8
Faine would mine eyes be witnesse with mine eares,Fain would mine eyes be witness with mine ears,fain (adv.)
old form: Faine
gladly, willingly
1H6 II.iii.9
To giue their censure of these rare reports.To give their censure of these rare reports.censure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism1H6 II.iii.10
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
Enter Messenger and Talbot.Enter the Messenger and Talbot 1H6 II.iii.11.1
Mess. MESSENGER 
Madame, according as your Ladyship desir'd,Madam, according as your ladyship desired,desire (v.)request, wish, ask [for]1H6 II.iii.11
By Message crau'd, so is Lord Talbot come.By message craved, so is Lord Talbot come.crave (v.)
old form: crau'd
beg, entreat, request
1H6 II.iii.12
Count. COUNTESS 
And he is welcome: what? is this the man?And he is welcome. What? Is this the man? 1H6 II.iii.13
Mess. MESSENGER 
Madame, it is.Madam, it is. 1H6 II.iii.14.1
Count. COUNTESS 
Is this the Scourge of France?Is this the scourge of France? 1H6 II.iii.14.2
Is this the Talbot, so much fear'd abroad?Is this the Talbot so much feared abroadabroad (adv.)in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere1H6 II.iii.15
That with his Name the Mothers still their Babes?That with his name the mothers still their babes?still (v.)quieten, calm, hush1H6 II.iii.16
I see Report is fabulous and false.I see report is fabulous and false.fabulous (adj.)mythical, fabricated, invented1H6 II.iii.17
report (n.)rumour, gossip, hearsay
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
I thought I should haue seene some Hercules,I thought I should have seen some Hercules,Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements1H6 II.iii.18
A second Hector, for his grim aspect,A second Hector, for his grim aspectHector (n.)son of Priam, married to Andromache; the bravest Trojan, who led out their army to battle1H6 II.iii.19
aspect (n.)[of a human face] look, appearance, expression
And large proportion of his strong knit Limbes.And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs.proportion (n.)size, bulk1H6 II.iii.20
Alas, this is a Child, a silly Dwarfe:Alas, this is a child, a silly dwarf!silly (adj.)feeble, frail, weak1H6 II.iii.21
It cannot be, this weake and writhled shrimpeIt cannot be this weak and writhled shrimpwrithled (adj.)wrinkled, shrivelled, withered1H6 II.iii.22
Should strike such terror to his Enemies.Should strike such terror to his enemies. 1H6 II.iii.23
Talb. TALBOT 
Madame, I haue beene bold to trouble you:Madam, I have been bold to trouble you; 1H6 II.iii.24
But since your Ladyship is not at leysure,But since your ladyship is not at leisure, 1H6 II.iii.25
Ile sort some other time to visit you.I'll sort some other time to visit you.sort (v.)choose, find, arrange1H6 II.iii.26
He starts to leave 1H6 II.iii.27
Count. COUNTESS 
What meanes he now? Goe aske him, whither he goes?What means he now? Go ask him whither he goes. 1H6 II.iii.27
Mess. MESSENGER 
Stay my Lord Talbot, for my Lady craues,Stay, my Lord Talbot; for my lady cravescrave (v.)
old form: craues
need, demand, require
1H6 II.iii.28
To know the cause of your abrupt departure?To know the cause of your abrupt departure. 1H6 II.iii.29
Talb. TALBOT 
Marry, for that shee's in a wrong beleefe,Marry, for that she's in a wrong belief,marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary1H6 II.iii.30
belief (n.)
old form: beleefe
opinion, awareness, impression
I goe to certifie her Talbot's here.I go to certify her Talbot's here.certify (v.)
old form: certifie
inform, assure, demonstrate to
1H6 II.iii.31
Enter Porter with Keyes.Enter the Porter with keys 1H6 II.iii.32
Count. COUNTESS 
If thou be he, then art thou Prisoner.If thou be he, then art thou prisoner. 1H6 II.iii.32
Talb. TALBOT 
Prisoner? to whom?Prisoner? To whom? 1H6 II.iii.33.1
Count. COUNTESS 
To me, blood-thirstie Lord:To me, blood-thirsty lord; 1H6 II.iii.33.2
And for that cause I trayn'd thee to my House.And for that cause I trained thee to my house.train (v.)
old form: trayn'd
lure, entice, decoy
1H6 II.iii.34
Long time thy shadow hath been thrall to me,Long time thy shadow hath been thrall to me,thrall (n.)slave, subject, captive1H6 II.iii.35
shadow (n.)image, likeness, portrait, semblance
For in my Gallery thy Picture hangs:For in my gallery thy picture hangs; 1H6 II.iii.36
But now the substance shall endure the like,But now the substance shall endure the like,substance (n.)real thing, genuine article1H6 II.iii.37
like, thethe same
And I will chayne these Legges and Armes of thine,And I will chain these legs and arms of thine 1H6 II.iii.38
That hast by Tyrannie these many yeeresThat hast by tyranny these many yearstyranny (n.)
old form: Tyrannie
cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
1H6 II.iii.39
Wasted our Countrey, slaine our Citizens,Wasted our country, slain our citizens,waste (v.)lay waste, ravage, devastate1H6 II.iii.40
And sent our Sonnes and Husbands captiuate.And sent our sons and husbands captivate.captivate (v.)
old form: captiuate
make captive, capture, imprison
1H6 II.iii.41
Talb. TALBOT 
Ha, ha, ha.Ha, ha, ha! 1H6 II.iii.42
Count. COUNTESS 
Laughest thou Wretch? / Thy mirth shall turne to moane.Laughest thou, wretch? Thy mirth shall turn to moan.moan (n.)
old form: moane
grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
1H6 II.iii.43
Talb. TALBOT 
I laugh to see your Ladyship so fond,I laugh to see your ladyship so fondfond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad1H6 II.iii.44
To thinke, that you haue ought but Talbots shadow,To think that you have aught but Talbot's shadowshadow (n.)image, likeness, portrait, semblance1H6 II.iii.45
Whereon to practise your seueritie.Whereon to practise your severity.aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
1H6 II.iii.46
severity (n.)
old form: seueritie
punishment, strictness, sternness
Count. COUNTESS 
Why? art not thou the man?Why, art thou not the man? 1H6 II.iii.47.1
Talb. TALBOT 
I am indeede.I am indeed. 1H6 II.iii.47.2
Count. COUNTESS 
Then haue I substance too.Then have I substance too.substance (n.)real thing, genuine article1H6 II.iii.48
Talb. TALBOT 
No, no, I am but shadow of my selfe:No, no, I am but shadow of myself. 1H6 II.iii.49
You are deceiu'd, my substance is not here;You are deceived. My substance is not here; 1H6 II.iii.50
For what you see, is but the smallest part,For what you see is but the smallest part 1H6 II.iii.51
And least proportion of Humanitie:And least proportion of humanity.proportion (n.)part, portion, amount1H6 II.iii.52
humanity (n.)
old form: Humanitie
human potential, manhood
I tell you Madame, were the whole Frame here,I tell you, madam, were the whole frame here,frame (n.)framework, structure, construction1H6 II.iii.53
It is of such a spacious loftie pitch,It is of such a spacious lofty pitch,pitch (n.)height, elevation, high aspiration1H6 II.iii.54
Your Roofe were not sufficient to contayn't.Your roof were not sufficient to contain't. 1H6 II.iii.55
Count. COUNTESS 
This is a Riddling Merchant for the nonce,This is a riddling merchant for the nonce;merchant (n.)dealer, purveyor1H6 II.iii.56
nonce, for thefor that purpose, for the occasion
riddling (adj.)dealing in riddles, riddle-making
He will be here, and yet he is not here:He will be here, and yet he is not here. 1H6 II.iii.57
How can these contrarieties agree?How can these contrarieties agree?contrariety (n.)contradiction, inconsistency, discrepancy1H6 II.iii.58
Talb.TALBOT 
That will I shew you presently.That will I show you presently.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once1H6 II.iii.59
Winds his Horne, Drummes strike vp, a Peale of He winds his horn. Drums strike up. A peal of 1H6 II.iii.60.1
Ordenance: Enter Souldiors.ordnance. Enter soldiers 1H6 II.iii.60.2
How say you Madame? are you now perswaded,How say you, madam? Are you now persuadedordnance, ordinance (n.)
old form: Ordenance
cannon, artillery
1H6 II.iii.60
wind (v.)sound, blow
That Talbot is but shadow of himselfe?That Talbot is but shadow of himself? 1H6 II.iii.61
These are his substance, sinewes, armes, and strength,These are his substance, sinews, arms, and strength, 1H6 II.iii.62
With which he yoaketh your rebellious Neckes,With which he yoketh your rebellious necks, 1H6 II.iii.63
Razeth your Cities, and subuerts your Townes,Razeth your cities, and subverts your townssubvert (v.)
old form: subuerts
destroy, overthrow, raze
1H6 II.iii.64
And in a moment makes them desolate.And in a moment makes them desolate. 1H6 II.iii.65
Count. COUNTESS 
Victorious Talbot, pardon my abuse,Victorious Talbot, pardon my abuse.abuse (n.)deception, hoax, fraud1H6 II.iii.66
I finde thou art no lesse then Fame hath bruited,I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited,bruit (v.)report, announce, proclaim1H6 II.iii.67
fame (n.)report, account, description
And more then may be gathered by thy shape.And more than may be gathered by thy shape. 1H6 II.iii.68
Let my presumption not prouoke thy wrath,Let my presumption not provoke thy wrath,provoke (v.)
old form: prouoke
call forth, invite, invoke
1H6 II.iii.69
For I am sorry, that with reuerenceFor I am sorry that with reverence 1H6 II.iii.70
I did not entertaine thee as thou art.I did not entertain thee as thou art.entertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
treat, deal with, handle
1H6 II.iii.71
Talb. TALBOT 
Be not dismay'd, faire Lady, nor misconsterBe not dismayed, fair lady, nor misconstermisconster (v.)misconstrue, misinterpret, take wrongly1H6 II.iii.72
The minde of Talbot, as you did mistakeThe mind of Talbot as you did mistakemistake (v.)misunderstand, take wrongly, misconceive1H6 II.iii.73
The outward composition of his body.The outward composition of his body.composition (n.)constitution, make-up, state [of mind and body]1H6 II.iii.74
What you haue done, hath not offended me:What you have done hath not offended me; 1H6 II.iii.75
Nor other satisfaction doe I craue,Nor other satisfaction do I cravecrave (v.)
old form: craue
need, demand, require
1H6 II.iii.76
crave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
But onely with your patience, that we mayBut only, with your patience, that we maypatience (n.)leave, permission, indulgence1H6 II.iii.77
Taste of your Wine, and see what Cates you haue,Taste of your wine and see what cates you have;cates (n.)(plural) delicacies, choice foodstuffs1H6 II.iii.78
For Souldiers stomacks alwayes serue them well.For soldiers' stomachs always serve them well.serve (v.)
old form: serue
be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
1H6 II.iii.79
stomach (n.)
old form: stomacks
appetite, desire [for food]
Count. COUNTESS 
With all my heart, and thinke me honored,With all my heart, and think me honoured 1H6 II.iii.80
To feast so great a Warrior in my House. To feast so great a warrior in my house. 1H6 II.iii.81
Exeunt.Exeunt 1H6 II.iii.81
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