Henry VI Part 3
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Flourish. Enter Edward, Richard, Hastings, and Flourish. Enter Edward, Richard, Hastings, and 3H6 IV.vii.1.1
Souldiers.soldiers 3H6 IV.vii.1.2
Edw. EDWARD 
Now Brother Richard, Lord Hastings, and the rest,Now, brother Richard, Lord Hastings, and the rest, 3H6 IV.vii.1
Yet thus farre Fortune maketh vs amends,Yet thus far Fortune maketh us amends,Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind3H6 IV.vii.2
And sayes, that once more I shall enterchangeAnd says that once more I shall interchangeinterchange (v.)
old form: enterchange
swap, exchange, substitute
3H6 IV.vii.3
My wained state, for Henries Regall Crowne.My waned state for Henry's regal crown.waned (adj.)
old form: wained
faded, diminished [in beauty]
3H6 IV.vii.4
state (n.)status, rank, position
Well haue we pass'd, and now re-pass'd the Seas,Well have we passed and now repassed the seas 3H6 IV.vii.5
And brought desired helpe from Burgundie.And brought desired help from Burgundy. 3H6 IV.vii.6
What then remaines, we being thus arriu'dWhat then remains, we being thus arrived 3H6 IV.vii.7
From Rauenspurre Hauen, before the Gates of Yorke,From Ravenspurgh haven before the gates of York, 3H6 IV.vii.8
But that we enter, as into our Dukedome?But that we enter, as into our dukedom? 3H6 IV.vii.9
Rich. RICHARD 
The Gates made fast? / Brother, I like not this.The gates made fast! Brother, I like not this;fast (adj.)locked up, firmly bolted3H6 IV.vii.10
For many men that stumble at the Threshold,For many men that stumble at the threshold 3H6 IV.vii.11
Are well fore-told, that danger lurkes within.Are well foretold that danger lurks within.foretell (v.), past form foretold
old form: fore-told
forewarn, alert, give notice
3H6 IV.vii.12
Edw. EDWARD 
Tush man, aboadments must not now affright vs:Tush, man, abodements must not now affright us;affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scare3H6 IV.vii.13
abodement (n.)
old form: aboadments
foreboding, omen, premonition
By faire or foule meanes we must enter in,By fair or foul means we must enter in, 3H6 IV.vii.14
For hither will our friends repaire to vs.For hither will our friends repair to us.repair (v.)
old form: repaire
come, go, make one's way
3H6 IV.vii.15
Hast. HASTINGS 
My Liege, Ile knocke once more, to summon them.My liege, I'll knock once more to summon them.liege (n.)lord, sovereign3H6 IV.vii.16
Enter on the Walls, the Maior of Yorke, and his Enter, on the walls, the Mayor of York and his 3H6 IV.vii.17.1
Brethren.brethren 3H6 IV.vii.17.2
Maior. MAYOR 
My Lords, We were fore-warned of your comming,My lords, we were forewarned of your coming, 3H6 IV.vii.17
And shut the Gates, for safetie of our selues;And shut the gates for safety of ourselves; 3H6 IV.vii.18
For now we owe allegeance vnto Henry.For now we owe allegiance unto Henry. 3H6 IV.vii.19
Edw. EDWARD 
But, Master Maior, if Henry be your King,But, master Mayor, if Henry be your king, 3H6 IV.vii.20
Yet Edward, at the least, is Duke of Yorke.Yet Edward at the least is Duke of York. 3H6 IV.vii.21
Maior. MAYOR 
True, my good Lord, I know you for no lesse.True, my good lord, I know you for no less. 3H6 IV.vii.22
Edw. EDWARD 
Why, and I challenge nothing but my Dukedome,Why, and I challenge nothing but my dukedom,challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on3H6 IV.vii.23
As being well content with that alone.As being well content with that alone.content (adj.)contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed3H6 IV.vii.24
Rich. RICHARD  
(aside) 3H6 IV.vii.25
But when the Fox hath once got in his Nose,But when the fox hath once got in his nose, 3H6 IV.vii.25
Hee'le soone finde meanes to make the Body follow.He'll soon find means to make the body follow. 3H6 IV.vii.26
Hast. HASTINGS 
Why, Master Maior, why stand you in a doubt?Why, master Mayor, why stand you in a doubt? 3H6 IV.vii.27
Open the Gates, we are King Henries friends.Open the gates; we are King Henry's friends. 3H6 IV.vii.28
Maior. MAYOR 
I, say you so? the Gates shall then be opened.Ay, say you so? The gates shall then be opened. 3H6 IV.vii.29
He descends.He descends 3H6 IV.vii.30.1
Rich. RICHARD 
A wise stout Captaine, and soone perswaded.A wise stout captain, and soon persuaded!stout (adj.)brave, valiant, resolute3H6 IV.vii.30
captain (n.)
old form: Captaine
commander, chief, leader
Hast. HASTINGS 
The good old man would faine that all were wel,The good old man would fain that all were well,fain (v.)
old form: faine
be glad, be delighted, rejoice
3H6 IV.vii.31
So 'twere not long of him: but being entred,So 'twere not 'long of him; but being entered, 3H6 IV.vii.32
I doubt not I, but we shall soone perswadeI doubt not, I, but we shall soon persuade 3H6 IV.vii.33
Both him, and all his Brothers, vnto reason.Both him and all his brothers unto reason. 3H6 IV.vii.34
Enter the Maior, and two Aldermen.Enter the Mayor and two aldermen, below 3H6 IV.vii.35
Edw. EDWARD 
So, Master Maior: these Gates must not be shut,So, master Mayor: these gates must not be shut 3H6 IV.vii.35
But in the Night, or in the time of Warre.But in the night or in the time of war. 3H6 IV.vii.36
What, feare not man, but yeeld me vp the Keyes,What! Fear not, man, but yield me up the keys; 3H6 IV.vii.37
Takes his Keyes.(He takes his keys) 3H6 IV.vii.38
For Edward will defend the Towne, and thee,For Edward will defend the town and thee, 3H6 IV.vii.38
And all those friends, that deine to follow mee.And all those friends that deign to follow me.deign (v.)
old form: deine
be willing, think fit
3H6 IV.vii.39
March. Enter Mountgomerie, with Drummeand March. Enter Sir John Montgomery with drum and 3H6 IV.vii.40.1
Souldiers.soldiers 3H6 IV.vii.40.2
Rich. RICHARD 
Brother, this is Sir Iohn Mountgomerie,Brother, this is Sir John Montgomery, 3H6 IV.vii.40
Our trustie friend, vnlesse I be deceiu'd.Our trusty friend, unless I be deceived. 3H6 IV.vii.41
Edw. EDWARD 
Welcome Sir Iohn: but why come you in Armes?Welcome, Sir John! But why come you in arms? 3H6 IV.vii.42
Mount. MONTGOMERY 
To helpe King Edward in his time of storme,To help King Edward in his time of storm, 3H6 IV.vii.43
As euery loyall Subiect ought to doe.As every loyal subject ought to do. 3H6 IV.vii.44
Edw. EDWARD 
Thankes good Mountgomerie: / But we now forgetThanks, good Montgomery; but we now forget 3H6 IV.vii.45
our Title to the Crowne, / And onely claymeOur title to the crown, and only claim 3H6 IV.vii.46
our Dukedome, / Till God please to send the rest.Our dukedom till God please to send the rest. 3H6 IV.vii.47
Mount. MONTGOMERY 
Then fare you well, for I will hence againe,Then fare you well, for I will hence again;fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]3H6 IV.vii.48
I came to serue a King, and not a Duke:I came to serve a king and not a duke. 3H6 IV.vii.49
Drummer strike vp, and let vs march away.Drummer, strike up, and let us march away. 3H6 IV.vii.50
The Drumme begins to march.The drum begins to marchdrum (n.)
old form: Drumme
drummer
3H6 IV.vii.51.1
Edw. EDWARD 
Nay stay, Sir Iohn, a while, and wee'le debateNay, stay, Sir John, a while, and we'll debatedebate (v.)discuss, argue over, dispute about3H6 IV.vii.51
stay (v.)linger, tarry, delay
By what safe meanes the Crowne may be recouer'd.By what safe means the crown may be recovered. 3H6 IV.vii.52
Mount. MONTGOMERY 
What talke you of debating? in few words,What talk you of debating? In few words, 3H6 IV.vii.53
If you'le not here proclaime your selfe our King,If you'll not here proclaim yourself our king, 3H6 IV.vii.54
Ile leaue you to your fortune, and be gone,I'll leave you to your fortune and be gone 3H6 IV.vii.55
To keepe them back, that come to succour you.To keep them back that come to succour you.keep back (v.)
old form: keepe
prevent, restrain, forcibly hold back
3H6 IV.vii.56
Why shall we fight, if you pretend no Title?Why shall we fight, if you pretend no title?pretend (v.)claim, avow, profess3H6 IV.vii.57
Rich. RICHARD 
Why Brother, wherefore stand you on nice points?Why, brother, wherefore stand you on nice points?nice (adj.)fine, precise, particular, subtle3H6 IV.vii.58
Edw. EDWARD 
When wee grow stronger, / Then wee'le make our Clayme:When we grow stronger, then we'll make our claim; 3H6 IV.vii.59
Till then, 'tis wisdome to conceale our meaning.Till then, 'tis wisdom to conceal our meaning.meaning (n.)design, intention, purpose3H6 IV.vii.60
Hast. HASTINGS 
Away with scrupulous Wit, now Armes must rule.Away with scrupulous wit! Now arms must rule.scrupulous (adj.)hesitating, troubled with doubts3H6 IV.vii.61
wit (n.)reasoning, thinking, deliberation
Rich. RICHARD 
And fearelesse minds clyme soonest vnto Crowns.And fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns. 3H6 IV.vii.62
Brother, we will proclaime you out of hand,Brother, we will proclaim you out of hand;hand, out ofat once, immediately, straight away3H6 IV.vii.63
The bruit thereof will bring you many friends.The bruit thereof will bring you many friends.bruit (n.)news, rumour, tidings3H6 IV.vii.64
Edw. EDWARD 
Then be it as you will: for 'tis my right,Then be it as you will; for 'tis my right, 3H6 IV.vii.65
And Henry but vsurpes the Diademe.And Henry but usurps the diadem.diadem (n.)
old form: Diademe
crown, sovereign power
3H6 IV.vii.66
Mount. MONTGOMERY 
I, now my Soueraigne speaketh like himselfe,Ay, now my sovereign speaketh like himself; 3H6 IV.vii.67
And now will I be Edwards Champion.And now will I be Edward's champion. 3H6 IV.vii.68
Hast. HASTINGS 
Sound Trumpet, Edward shal be here proclaim'd:Sound trumpet; Edward shall be here proclaimed. 3H6 IV.vii.69
Come, fellow Souldior, make thou proclamation.Come, fellow soldier, make thou proclamation. 3H6 IV.vii.70
Flourish. Sound.Flourish. Sound 3H6 IV.vii.71
Soul. SOLDIER 
Edward the Fourth, by the Grace of God, Edward the Fourth, by the grace of God, 3H6 IV.vii.71
King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland, &c.King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland, etc. 3H6 IV.vii.72
Mount. MONTGOMERY 
And whosoe're gainsayes King Edwards right,And whosoe'er gainsays King Edward's right,gainsay (v.)
old form: gainsayes
deny, refuse
3H6 IV.vii.73
By this I challenge him to single fight.By this I challenge him to single fight. 3H6 IV.vii.74
Throwes downe his Gauntlet.He throws down his gauntletgauntlet (n.)armoured glove protecting the hand and wrist3H6 IV.vii.75
All. ALL 
Long liue Edward the Fourth.Long live Edward the Fourth! 3H6 IV.vii.75
Edw. EDWARD 
Thankes braue Mountgomery, / And thankes vnto you all:Thanks, brave Montgomery, and thanks unto you all; 3H6 IV.vii.76
If fortune serue me, Ile requite this kindnesse.If fortune serve me, I'll requite this kindness.serve (v.)
old form: serue
provide opportunity [to], be favourable [to], favour
3H6 IV.vii.77
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
Now for this Night, let's harbor here in Yorke:Now, for this night, let's harbour here in York;harbour (v.)
old form: harbor
lodge, stay, shelter
3H6 IV.vii.78
And when the Morning Sunne shall rayse his CarreAnd when the morning sun shall raise his carcar (n.)
old form: Carre
carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
3H6 IV.vii.79
Aboue the Border of this Horizon,Above the border of this horizon, 3H6 IV.vii.80
Wee'le forward towards Warwicke, and his Mates;We'll forward towards Warwick and his mates;mate (n.)companion, associate, comrade3H6 IV.vii.81
forward (v.)go forward, advance, set out on foot
For well I wot, that Henry is no Souldier.For well I wot that Henry is no soldier.wot (v.)learn, know, be told3H6 IV.vii.82
Ah froward Clarence, how euill it beseemes thee,Ah, froward Clarence! How evil it beseems theefroward (adj.)perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernable3H6 IV.vii.83
beseem (v.)
old form: beseemes
befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
To flatter Henry, and forsake thy Brother?To flatter Henry and forsake thy brother! 3H6 IV.vii.84
Yet as wee may, wee'le meet both thee and Warwicke.Yet, as we may, we'll meet both thee and Warwick. 3H6 IV.vii.85
Come on braue Souldiors: doubt not of the Day,Come on, brave soldiers; doubt not of the day,day (n.)day of battle, contest3H6 IV.vii.86
brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
And that once gotten, doubt not of large Pay. And, that once gotten, doubt not of large pay. 3H6 IV.vii.87
Exeunt.Exeunt 3H6 IV.vii.87
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