Henry VI Part 3
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Enter three Watchmen to guard the Kings Tent.Enter three Watchmen, to guard King Edward's 3H6 IV.iii.1.1
tent 3H6 IV.iii.1.2
1. Watch. FIRST WATCHMAN 
Come on my Masters, each man take his stand,Come on, my masters; each man take his stand.stand (n.)post, position, station3H6 IV.iii.1
The King by this, is set him downe to sleepe.The King by this is set him down to sleep.set down (v.)
old form: downe
settle down
3H6 IV.iii.2
this, byby this time
2. Watch. SECOND WATCHMAN 
What, will he not to Bed?What, will he not to bed? 3H6 IV.iii.3
1. Watch. FIRST WATCHMAN 
Why, no: for he hath made a solemne Vow,Why, no; for he hath made a solemn vow 3H6 IV.iii.4
Neuer to lye and take his naturall Rest,Never to lie and take his natural rest 3H6 IV.iii.5
Till Warwicke, or himselfe, be quite supprest.Till Warwick or himself be quite suppressed. 3H6 IV.iii.6
2. Watch. SECOND WATCHMAN 
To morrow then belike shall be the day,Tomorrow then belike shall be the day,belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems3H6 IV.iii.7
If Warwicke be so neere as men report.If Warwick be so near as men report. 3H6 IV.iii.8
3. Watch. THIRD WATCHMAN 
But say, I pray, what Noble man is that,But say, I pray, what nobleman is that 3H6 IV.iii.9
That with the King here resteth in his Tent?That with the King here resteth in his tent? 3H6 IV.iii.10
1. Watch. FIRST WATCHMAN 
'Tis the Lord Hastings, the Kings chiefest friend.'Tis the Lord Hastings, the King's chiefest friend. 3H6 IV.iii.11
3. Watch. THIRD WATCHMAN 
O, is it so? but why commands the King,O, is it so? But why commands the King 3H6 IV.iii.12
That his chiefe followers lodge in Townes about him,That his chief followers lodge in towns about him,lodge (v.)sleep, lie, remain3H6 IV.iii.13
While he himselfe keepes in the cold field?While he himself keeps in the cold field?keep (v.)
old form: keepes
lodge, live, dwell
3H6 IV.iii.14
2. Watch. SECOND WATCHMAN 
'Tis the more honour, because more dangerous. 'Tis the more honour, because more dangerous. 3H6 IV.iii.15
3. Watch. THIRD WATCHMAN 
I, but giue me worship, and quietnesse,Ay, but give me worship and quietness;worship (n.)dignified ease, comfortable dignity3H6 IV.iii.16
I like it better then a dangerous honor.I like it better than a dangerous honour. 3H6 IV.iii.17
If Warwicke knew in what estate he stands,If Warwick knew in what estate he stands,estate (n.)state, situation, circumstances3H6 IV.iii.18
'Tis to be doubted he would waken him.'Tis to be doubted he would waken him.doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]3H6 IV.iii.19
1. Watch. FIRST WATCHMAN 
Vnlesse our Halberds did shut vp his passage. Unless our halberds did shut up his passage.shut up (v.)
old form: vp
prevent, bar, close off
3H6 IV.iii.20
halberd (n.)long-handled weapon ending in a combination of axe-blade and spearhead
2. Watch. SECOND WATCHMAN 
I: wherefore else guard we his Royall Tent,Ay, wherefore else guard we his royal tent, 3H6 IV.iii.21
But to defend his Person from Night-foes?But to defend his person from night-foes? 3H6 IV.iii.22
Enter Warwicke, Clarence, Oxford, Somerset, and Enter Warwick, George, Oxford, Somerset, and 3H6 IV.iii.23.1
French Souldiors, silent all.French soldiers, silent all 3H6 IV.iii.23.2
Warw. WARWICK 
This is his Tent, and see where stand his Guard:This is his tent; and see where stand his guard. 3H6 IV.iii.23
Courage my Masters: Honor now, or neuer:Courage, my masters! Honour now or never! 3H6 IV.iii.24
But follow me, and Edward shall be ours.But follow me, and Edward shall be ours. 3H6 IV.iii.25
1. Watch. FIRST WATCHMAN 
Who goes there?Who goes there? 3H6 IV.iii.26
2. Watch. SECOND WATCHMAN 
Stay, or thou dyest.Stay, or thou diest! 3H6 IV.iii.27
Warwicke and the rest cry all, Warwicke, Warwicke,Warwick and the rest cry all, ‘ Warwick! Warwick!’ 3H6 IV.iii.28.1
and set vpon the Guard, who flye, crying, Arme, Arme,and set upon the guard, who fly, crying, ‘ Arm! Arm!’, 3H6 IV.iii.28.2
Warwicke and the rest following them.Warwick and the rest following them 3H6 IV.iii.28.3
The Drumme playing, and Trumpet sounding. Enter The drum playing and trumpet sounding, enter 3H6 IV.iii.28.4
Warwicke, Somerset, and the rest, bringing the KingWarwick, Somerset, and the rest, bringing King 3H6 IV.iii.28.5
out in his Gowne, sitting in a Chaire: RichardEdward out in his gown, sitting in a chair. Richardgown (n.)
old form: Gowne
loose upper garment worn by men
3H6 IV.iii.28.6
and Hastings flyes ouer the Stage.and Hastings fly over the stage 3H6 IV.iii.28.7
Som. SOMERSET 
What are they that flye there?What are they that fly there? 3H6 IV.iii.28
Warw. WARWICK 
Richard and Hastings: let them goe, heere is the Richard and Hastings; let them go. Here is the 3H6 IV.iii.29
Duke.Duke. 3H6 IV.iii.30
K.Edw. EDWARD 
The Duke? / Why Warwicke, when wee parted,‘ The Duke ’! Why, Warwick, when we parted, 3H6 IV.iii.31
Thou call'dst me King.Thou called'st me king. 3H6 IV.iii.32.1
Warw. WARWICK 
I, but the case is alter'd,Ay, but the case is altered:case (n.)state, plight, situation, circumstance3H6 IV.iii.32.2
When you disgrac'd me in my Embassade,When you disgraced me in my embassade,embassade (n.)embassy, mission [as an ambassador]3H6 IV.iii.33
Then I degraded you from being King,Then I degraded you from being king, 3H6 IV.iii.34
And come now to create you Duke of Yorke.And come now to create you Duke of York. 3H6 IV.iii.35
Alas, how should you gouerne any Kingdome,Alas! How should you govern any kingdom, 3H6 IV.iii.36
That know not how to vse Embassadors,That know not how to use ambassadors,use (v.)
old form: vse
treat, deal with, manage
3H6 IV.iii.37
Nor how to be contented with one Wife,Nor how to be contented with one wife, 3H6 IV.iii.38
Nor how to vse your Brothers Brotherly,Nor how to use your brothers brotherly,use (v.)
old form: vse
treat, deal with, manage
3H6 IV.iii.39
Nor how to studie for the Peoples Welfare,Nor how to study for the people's welfare,study (v.)
old form: studie
endeavour, take pains, make an effort
3H6 IV.iii.40
Nor how to shrowd your selfe from Enemies?Nor how to shroud yourself from enemies?shroud (v.)
old form: shrowd
hide, conceal, shelter
3H6 IV.iii.41
K.Edw. EDWARD 
Yea, Brother of Clarence, / Art thou here too?Yea, brother of Clarence, art thou here too? 3H6 IV.iii.42
Nay then I see, that Edward needs must downe.Nay, then I see that Edward needs must down.down (v.)
old form: downe
fall, go down, be overthrown
3H6 IV.iii.43
Yet Warwicke, in despight of all mischance,Yet, Warwick, in despite of all mischance,mischance (n.)misfortune, calamity, mishap3H6 IV.iii.44
Of thee thy selfe, and all thy Complices,Of thee thyself and all thy complices,complice (n.)accomplice, confederate, associate3H6 IV.iii.45
Edward will alwayes beare himselfe as King:Edward will always bear himself as king. 3H6 IV.iii.46
Though Fortunes mallice ouerthrow my State,Though Fortune's malice overthrow my state,state (n.)kingship, majesty, sovereignty3H6 IV.iii.47
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
My minde exceedes the compasse of her Wheele.My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.compass (n.)
old form: compasse
range, reach, limit, scope
3H6 IV.iii.48
Warw. WARWICK 
Then for his minde, be Edward Englands King,Then, for his mind, be Edward England's king. 3H6 IV.iii.49
Takes off his Crowne.He takes off Edward's crown 3H6 IV.iii.50
But Henry now shall weare the English Crowne,But Henry now shall wear the English crown, 3H6 IV.iii.50
And be true King indeede: thou but the shadow.And be true king indeed, thou but the shadow. 3H6 IV.iii.51
My Lord of Somerset, at my request,My lord of Somerset, at my request, 3H6 IV.iii.52
See that forthwith Duke Edward be conuey'dSee that forthwith Duke Edward be conveyed 3H6 IV.iii.53
Vnto my Brother Arch-Bishop of Yorke:Unto my brother, Archbishop of York. 3H6 IV.iii.54
When I haue fought with Pembrooke, and his fellowes,When I have fought with Pembroke and his fellows,fellow (n.)
old form: fellowes
companion, associate
3H6 IV.iii.55
Ile follow you, and tell what answerI'll follow you, and tell what answer 3H6 IV.iii.56
Lewis and the Lady Bona send to him.Lewis and the Lady Bona send to him. 3H6 IV.iii.57
Now for a-while farewell good Duke of Yorke.Now, for a while farewell, good Duke of York. 3H6 IV.iii.58
K.Ed. EDWARD 
What Fates impose, that men must needs abide;What fates impose, that men must needs abide;abide (v.)endure, undergo, face3H6 IV.iii.59
It boots not to resist both winde and tide.It boots not to resist both wind and tide.boot (v.)help, serve, benefit, be useful [to]3H6 IV.iii.60
They leade him out forcibly. Exeunt.They lead him out forcibly 3H6 IV.iii.61
Oxf. OXFORD 
What now remaines my Lords for vs to do,What now remains, my lords, for us to do 3H6 IV.iii.61
But march to London with our Soldiers?But march to London with our soldiers? 3H6 IV.iii.62
War. WARWICK 
I, that's the first thing that we haue to do,Ay, that's the first thing that we have to do; 3H6 IV.iii.63
To free King Henry from imprisonment,To free King Henry from imprisonment 3H6 IV.iii.64
And see him seated in the Regall Throne. And see him seated in the regal throne. 3H6 IV.iii.65
exit.Exeunt 3H6 IV.iii.65
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