Henry VI Part 3
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Flourish. March. Enter the Queene, young Edward, Flourish. March. Enter the Queen, Prince Edward, 3H6 V.iv.1.1
Somerset, Oxford, and Souldiers.Somerset, Oxford, and soldiers 3H6 V.iv.1.2
Qu. QUEEN 
Great Lords, wise men ne'r sit and waile their losse,Great lords, wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss,wail (v.)
old form: waile
bewail, lament, grieve [for]
3H6 V.iv.1
But chearely seeke how to redresse their harmes.But cheerly seek how to redress their harms.cheerly (adv.)
old form: chearely
cheerfully, brightly, animatedly
3H6 V.iv.2
redress (v.)
old form: redresse
repair, remedy, put right
harm (n.)
old form: harmes
misfortune, affliction, trouble
What though the Mast be now blowne ouer-boord,What though the mast be now blown overboard, 3H6 V.iv.3
The Cable broke, the holding-Anchor lost,The cable broke, the holding-anchor lost,holding-anchor (n.)[nautical] largest anchor; most stabilizing factor3H6 V.iv.4
And halfe our Saylors swallow'd in the flood?And half our sailors swallowed in the flood? 3H6 V.iv.5
Yet liues our Pilot still. Is't meet, that heeYet lives our pilot still. Is't meet that hemeet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper3H6 V.iv.6
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
Should leaue the Helme, and like a fearefull Lad,Should leave the helm and, like a fearful lad,fearful (adj.)
old form: fearefull
timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
3H6 V.iv.7
With tearefull Eyes adde Water to the Sea,With tearful eyes add water to the sea, 3H6 V.iv.8
And giue more strength to that which hath too much,And give more strength to that which hath too much, 3H6 V.iv.9
Whiles in his moane, the Ship splits on the Rock,Whiles, in his moan, the ship splits on the rock,moan (n.)
old form: moane
grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
3H6 V.iv.10
split (v.)break up, split in two
Which Industrie and Courage might haue sau'd?Which industry and courage might have saved?industry (n.)
old form: Industrie
toil, labour, exertion
3H6 V.iv.11
save (v.)
old form: sau'd
prevent, avoid, avert
Ah what a shame, ah what a fault were this.Ah, what a shame! Ah, what a fault were this!fault (n.)sin, offence, crime3H6 V.iv.12
Say Warwicke was our Anchor: what of that?Say Warwick was our anchor; what of that? 3H6 V.iv.13
And Mountague our Top-Mast: what of him?And Montague our topmast; what of him? 3H6 V.iv.14
Our slaught'red friends, the Tackles: what of these?Our slaughtered friends the tackles; what of these?tackle (n.)[of a ship] rigging and sails3H6 V.iv.15
Why is not Oxford here, another Anchor?Why, is not Oxford here another anchor? 3H6 V.iv.16
And Somerset, another goodly Mast?And Somerset another goodly mast? 3H6 V.iv.17
The friends of France our Shrowds and Tacklings?The friends of France our shrouds and tacklings?tackling (n.)rigging [of a ship], tackle3H6 V.iv.18
shroud (n.)
old form: Shrowds
sail-rope
And though vnskilfull, why not Ned and I,And, though unskilful, why not Ned and I 3H6 V.iv.19
For once allow'd the skilfull Pilots Charge?For once allowed the skilful pilot's charge?charge (n.)task, responsibility, duty3H6 V.iv.20
We will not from the Helme, to sit and weepe,We will not from the helm to sit and weep, 3H6 V.iv.21
But keepe our Course (though the rough Winde say no)But keep our course, though the rough wind say no, 3H6 V.iv.22
From Shelues and Rocks, that threaten vs with Wrack.From shelves and rocks that threaten us with wrack.wrack (v.)wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea3H6 V.iv.23
shelf (n.)
old form: Shelues
sandbank, shoal
As good to chide the Waues, as speake them faire.As good to chide the waves as speak them fair.chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove3H6 V.iv.24
speak (v.)
old form: speake
address, talk to, call upon
fair (adv.)
old form: faire
kindly, encouragingly, courteously
And what is Edward, but a ruthlesse Sea?And what is Edward but a ruthless sea? 3H6 V.iv.25
What Clarence, but a Quick-sand of Deceit?What Clarence but a quicksand of deceit? 3H6 V.iv.26
And Richard, but a raged fatall Rocke?And Richard but a ragged fatal rock?ragged (adj.)broken, jagged, fragmented3H6 V.iv.27
All these, the Enemies to our poore Barke.All these the enemies to our poor bark.bark, barque (n.)
old form: Barke
ship, vessel
3H6 V.iv.28
Say you can swim, alas 'tis but a while:Say you can swim; alas, 'tis but a while! 3H6 V.iv.29
Tread on the Sand, why there you quickly sinke,Tread on the sand; why, there you quickly sink. 3H6 V.iv.30
Bestride the Rock, the Tyde will wash you off,Bestride the rock; the tide will wash you off, 3H6 V.iv.31
Or else you famish, that's a three-fold Death.Or else you famish; that's a threefold death. 3H6 V.iv.32
This speake I (Lords) to let you vnderstand,This speak I, lords, to let you understand, 3H6 V.iv.33
If case some one of you would flye from vs,If case some one of you would fly from us, 3H6 V.iv.34
That there's no hop'd-for Mercy with the Brothers,That there's no hoped-for mercy with the brothers 3H6 V.iv.35
More then with ruthlesse Waues, with Sands and Rocks.More than with ruthless waves, with sands and rocks. 3H6 V.iv.36
Why courage then, what cannot be auoided,Why, courage then! What cannot be avoided 3H6 V.iv.37
'Twere childish weakenesse to lament, or feare.'Twere childish weakness to lament or fear. 3H6 V.iv.38
Prince. PRINCE 
Me thinkes a Woman of this valiant Spirit,Methinks a woman of this valiant spiritmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinkes
it seems /seemed to me
3H6 V.iv.39
Should, if a Coward heard her speake these words,Should, if a coward heard her speak these words, 3H6 V.iv.40
Infuse his Breast with Magnanimitie,Infuse his breast with magnanimity,magnanimity (n.)
old form: Magnanimitie
greatness of spirit, nobleness of heart
3H6 V.iv.41
And make him, naked, foyle a man at Armes.And make him, naked, foil a man at arms.man at arms, man-at-arms (n.)
old form: Armes
fully equipped soldier, heavily armed warrior
3H6 V.iv.42
naked (adj.)defenceless, undefended, unarmed
foil (v.)
old form: foyle
defeat, overcome; throw [in wrestling]
I speake not this, as doubting any here:I speak not this as doubting any here; 3H6 V.iv.43
For did I but suspect a fearefull man,For did I but suspect a fearful man,fearful (adj.)
old form: fearefull
timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
3H6 V.iv.44
He should haue leaue to goe away betimes,He should have leave to go away betimes,betimes (adv.)at once, forthwith, right now3H6 V.iv.45
Least in our need he might infect another,Lest in our need he might infect another 3H6 V.iv.46
And make him of like spirit to himselfe.And make him of like spirit to himself.spirit (n.)disposition, temperament, frame of mind3H6 V.iv.47
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
If any such be here, as God forbid,If any such be here – as God forbid! –  3H6 V.iv.48
Let him depart, before we neede his helpe.Let him depart before we need his help. 3H6 V.iv.49
Oxf. OXFORD 
Women and Children of so high a courage,Women and children of so high a courage, 3H6 V.iv.50
And Warriors faint, why 'twere perpetuall shame.And warriors faint! Why, 'twere perpetual shame.faint (adj.)faint-hearted, timorous, fearful3H6 V.iv.51
Oh braue young Prince: thy famous GrandfatherO brave young Prince! Thy famous grandfatherbrave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
3H6 V.iv.52
Doth liue againe in thee; long may'st thou liue,Doth live again in thee; long mayst thou live 3H6 V.iv.53
To beare his Image, and renew his Glories.To bear his image and renew his glories!image (n.)personal likeness, semblance3H6 V.iv.54
Som. SOMERSET 
And he that will not fight for such a hope,And he that will not fight for such a hope, 3H6 V.iv.55
Goe home to Bed, and like the Owle by day,Go home to bed, and like the owl by day, 3H6 V.iv.56
If he arise, be mock'd and wondred at.If he arise, be mocked and wondered at. 3H6 V.iv.57
Qu. QUEEN 
Thankes gentle Somerset, sweet Oxford thankes.Thanks, gentle Somerset; sweet Oxford, thanks. 3H6 V.iv.58
Prince.PRINCE 
And take his thankes, that yet hath nothing else.And take his thanks that yet hath nothing else. 3H6 V.iv.59
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messenger 3H6 V.iv.60
Mess. MESSENGER 
Prepare you Lords, for Edward is at hand,Prepare you, lords, for Edward is at hand, 3H6 V.iv.60
Readie to fight: therefore be resolute.Ready to fight; therefore be resolute. 3H6 V.iv.61
Oxf. OXFORD 
I thought no lesse: it is his Policie,I thought no less; it is his policypolicy (n.)
old form: Policie
stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
3H6 V.iv.62
To haste thus fast, to finde vs vnprouided.To haste thus fast to find us unprovided.unprovided (adj.)
old form: vnprouided
unprepared, unprotected, undefended
3H6 V.iv.63
Som. SOMERSET 
But hee's deceiu'd, we are in readinesse.But he's deceived; we are in readiness. 3H6 V.iv.64
Qu. QUEEN 
This cheares my heart, to see your forwardnesse.This cheers my heart, to see your forwardness.forwardness (n.)
old form: forwardnesse
state of readiness, preparedness, zeal
3H6 V.iv.65
Oxf. OXFORD 
Here pitch our Battaile, hence we will not budge.Here pitch our battle; hence we will not budge.battle (n.)
old form: Battaile
battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
3H6 V.iv.66
Flourish, and march. Enter Edward, Richard, Clarence, Flourish and march. Enter Edward, Richard, George, 3H6 V.iv.67.1
and Souldiers.and soldiers 3H6 V.iv.67.2
Edw. EDWARD 
Braue followers, yonder stands the thornie Wood,Brave followers, yonder stands the thorny wood,brave (adj.)
old form: Braue
noble, worthy, excellent
3H6 V.iv.67
Which by the Heauens assistance, and your strength,Which, by the heavens' assistance and your strength, 3H6 V.iv.68
Must by the Roots be hew'ne vp yet ere Night.Must by the roots be hewn up yet ere night. 3H6 V.iv.69
I need not adde more fuell to your fire,I need not add more fuel to your fire, 3H6 V.iv.70
For well I wot, ye blaze, to burne them out:For well I wot ye blaze to burn them out.wot (v.)learn, know, be told3H6 V.iv.71
Giue signall to the fight, and to it Lords.Give signal to the fight, and to it, lords! 3H6 V.iv.72
Qu. QUEEN 
Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen, what I should say,Lords, knights, and gentlemen, what I should say 3H6 V.iv.73
My teares gaine-say: for euery word I speake,My tears gainsay; for every word I speak,gainsay (v.)
old form: gaine-say
contradict, say the contrary, forbid
3H6 V.iv.74
Ye see I drinke the water of my eye.Ye see I drink the water of my eye.water (n.)tears3H6 V.iv.75
Therefore no more but this: Henry your SoueraigneTherefore, no more but this: Henry, your sovereign, 3H6 V.iv.76
Is Prisoner to the Foe, his State vsurp'd,Is prisoner to the foe; his state usurped,state (n.)kingship, majesty, sovereignty3H6 V.iv.77
His Realme a slaughter-house, his Subiects slaine,His realm a slaughter-house, his subjects slain, 3H6 V.iv.78
His Statutes cancell'd, and his Treasure spent:His statutes cancelled, and his treasure spent; 3H6 V.iv.79
And yonder is the Wolfe, that makes this spoyle.And yonder is the wolf that makes this spoil.spoil (n.)
old form: spoyle
slaughter, destruction, ruination
3H6 V.iv.80
You fight in Iustice: then in Gods Name, Lords,You fight in justice; then in God's name, lords, 3H6 V.iv.81
Be valiant, and giue signall to the fight.Be valiant, and give signal to the fight. 3H6 V.iv.82
Alarum, Retreat, Excursions. Exeunt.Alarums, retreat, excursions. Exeunt 3H6 V.iv.82
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