Henry IV Part 1
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Enter Hotspurre solus, reading a Letter.Enter Hotspur alone, reading a letter 1H4 II.iii.1
HOTSPUR 
But for mine owne part, my Lord. I could bee well But for mine own part, my lord, I could be well 1H4 II.iii.1
contented to be there, in respect of the loue I beare your contented to be there, in respect of the love I bear your 1H4 II.iii.2
house. house.house (n.)ancestry, lineage, family1H4 II.iii.3
He could be contented: Why is he not then? in respect He could be contented! Why is he not then? In respect 1H4 II.iii.4
of the loue he beares our house. He shewes in this, he of the love he bears our house? He shows in this he  1H4 II.iii.5
loues his owne Barne better then he loues our house. Let loves his own barn better than he loves our house. Let 1H4 II.iii.6
me see some more. me see some more. 1H4 II.iii.7
The purpose you vndertake is dangerous. The purpose you undertake is dangerous,purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan1H4 II.iii.8
Why that's certaine: 'Tis dangerous to take a Colde, to Why, that's certain. 'Tis dangerous to take a cold, to 1H4 II.iii.9
sleepe, to drinke: but I tell you (my Lord foole) out of this sleep, to drink. But I tell you, my lord fool, out of this 1H4 II.iii.10
Nettle, Danger; we plucke this Flower, Safety. nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. 1H4 II.iii.11
The purpose you vndertake is dangerous, the Friends you The purpose you undertake is dangerous, the friends you 1H4 II.iii.12
haue named vncertaine, the Time it selfe vnsorted, and your have named uncertain, the time itself unsorted, and yourunsorted (adj.)
old form: vnsorted
unsuitable, unfit, badly chosen
1H4 II.iii.13
whole Plot too light, for the counterpoize of so great an whole plot too light, for the counterpoise of so great ancounterpoise (n.)
old form: counterpoize
counterbalance, of equivalent weight
1H4 II.iii.14
Opposition. opposition. 1H4 II.iii.15
Say you so, say you so: I say vnto you againe, you are a Say you so, say you so? I say unto you again, you are a 1H4 II.iii.16
shallow cowardly Hinde, and you Lye. What a lacke-braine is shallow cowardly hind, and you lie. What a lack-brain ishind (n.)
old form: Hinde
boor, fellow, rustic, peasant
1H4 II.iii.17
this? I protest, our plot is as good a plot as euer was this! By the Lord, our plot is a good plot, as ever was  1H4 II.iii.18
laid; our Friend true and constant: A good Plotte, good laid, our friends true and constant. A good plot, good 1H4 II.iii.19
Friends, and full of expectation: An excellent plot, very friends, and full of expectation. An excellent plot, very 1H4 II.iii.20
good Friends. What a Frosty-spirited rogue is this? Why, good friends. What a frosty-spirited rogue is this! Why, 1H4 II.iii.21
my Lord of Yorke commends the plot, and the generall my Lord of York commends the plot, and the generalcommend (v.)praise, admire, extol1H4 II.iii.22
course of the action. By this hand, if I were now by this course of the action. Zounds, an I were now by thisand, an (conj.)if, whether1H4 II.iii.23
zounds (int.)God's wounds
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
Rascall, I could braine him with his Ladies Fan. Is there not rascal I could brain him with his lady's fan. Is there not 1H4 II.iii.24
my Father, my Vncle, and my Selfe, Lord Edmund my father, my uncle, and myself? Lord Edmund 1H4 II.iii.25
Mortimer, my Lord of Yorke, and Owen Glendour?Is Mortimer, my Lord of York, and Owen Glendower? Is 1H4 II.iii.26
there not besides, the Dowglas? Haue I not all their there not besides the Douglas? Have I not all their 1H4 II.iii.27
letters, to meete me in Armes by the ninth of the next letters to meet me in arms by the ninth of the next 1H4 II.iii.28
Moneth? and are they not some of them set forward month, and are they not some of them set forward 1H4 II.iii.29
already? What a Pagan Rascall is this? An Infidell. Ha, already? What a pagan rascal is this, an infidel! Ha!pagan (adj.)unbelieving, faithless, doubting1H4 II.iii.30
you shall see now in very sincerity of Feare and Cold heart, You shall see now in very sincerity of fear and cold heart 1H4 II.iii.31
will he to the King, and lay open all our proceedings. will he to the King, and lay open all our proceedings! 1H4 II.iii.32
O, I could diuide my selfe, and go to buffets, for mouing O, I could divide myself, and go to buffets, for movingbuffet (n.)blow, stroke, knock1H4 II.iii.33
such a dish of skim'd Milk with so honourable an Action. such a dish of skim milk with so honourable an action! 1H4 II.iii.34
Hang him, let him tell the King we are prepared. I will Hang him, let him tell the King, we are prepared. I will 1H4 II.iii.35
set forwards to night. set forward tonight. 1H4 II.iii.36
Enter his Lady.Enter his lady 1H4 II.iii.37
How now Kate, I must leaue you within these two How now, Kate? I must leave you within these two 1H4 II.iii.37
hours. hours. 1H4 II.iii.38
La.LADY PERCY  
O my good Lord, why are you thus alone? O my good lord, why are you thus alone? 1H4 II.iii.39
For what offence haue I this fortnight bin For what offence have I this fortnight been 1H4 II.iii.40
A banish'd woman from my Harries bed? A banished woman from my Harry's bed? 1H4 II.iii.41
Tell me (sweet Lord) what is't that takes from thee Tell me, sweet lord, what is it that takes from thee 1H4 II.iii.42
Thy stomacke, pleasure, and thy golden sleepe? Thy stomach, pleasure, and thy golden sleep?stomach (n.)
old form: stomacke
appetite, desire [for food]
1H4 II.iii.43
Why dost thou bend thine eyes vpon the earth? Why dost thou bend thine eyes upon the earth, 1H4 II.iii.44
And start so often when thou sitt'st alone? And start so often when thou sittest alone?start (v.)jump, recoil, flinch1H4 II.iii.45
Why hast thou lost the fresh blood in thy cheekes? Why hast thou lost the fresh blood in thy cheeks, 1H4 II.iii.46
And giuen my Treasures and my rights of thee, And given my treasures and my rights of thee 1H4 II.iii.47
To thicke-ey'd musing, and curst melancholly? To thick-eyed musing, and curst melancholy?thick-eyed (adj.)
old form: thicke-ey'd
heavy-eyed, dull-sighted
1H4 II.iii.48
curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
In my faint-slumbers, I by thee haue watcht, In thy faint slumbers I by thee have watched 1H4 II.iii.49
And heard thee murmore tales of Iron Warres: And heard thee murmur tales of iron wars, 1H4 II.iii.50
Speake tearmes of manage to thy bounding Steed, Speak terms of manage to thy bounding steed,manage (n.)management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]1H4 II.iii.51
Cry courage to the field. And thou hast talk'd Cry ‘ Courage! To the field!’ And thou hast talkedfield (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat1H4 II.iii.52
Of Sallies, and Retires; Trenches, Tents, Of sallies, and retires, of trenches, tents,sally (n.)sudden attack against an enemy, sortie1H4 II.iii.53
retire (n.)retreat, withdrawal
Of Palizadoes, Frontiers, Parapets, Of palisadoes, frontiers, parapets,palisado (n.)
old form: Palizadoes
palisade, defensive position using pointed stakes
1H4 II.iii.54
frontier (n.)fortified outwork, barrier against attack
Of Basiliskes, of Canon, Culuerin, Of basilisks, of cannon, culverin,basilisk (n.)
old form: Basiliskes
type of large cannon
1H4 II.iii.55
culverin (n.)
old form: Culuerin
type of small cannon
Of Prisoners ransome, and of Souldiers slaine, Of prisoners' ransom, and of soldiers slain, 1H4 II.iii.56
And all the current of a headdy fight. And all the currents of a heady fight.heady (adj.)
old form: headdy
violent, weighty, raging
1H4 II.iii.57
current (n.)eddy, movement, flow
Thy spirit within thee hath beene so at Warre, Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war 1H4 II.iii.58
And thus hath so bestirr'd thee in thy sleepe, And thus hath so bestirred thee in thy sleep, 1H4 II.iii.59
That beds of sweate hath stood vpon thy Brow, That beads of sweat have stood upon thy browbrow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]1H4 II.iii.60
Like bubbles in a late-disturbed Streame; Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream, 1H4 II.iii.61
And in thy face strange motions haue appear'd, And in thy face strange motions have appeared,motion (n.)expression, grimace; or: agitation, emotion1H4 II.iii.62
Such as we see when men restraine their breath Such as we see when men restrain their breath 1H4 II.iii.63
On some great sodaine hast. O what portents are these? On some great sudden hest. O, what portents are these?hest (n.)command, behest, order1H4 II.iii.64
Some heauie businesse hath my Lord in hand, Some heavy business hath my lord in hand,heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
grave, serious, weighty
1H4 II.iii.65
And I must know it: else he loues me not. And I must know it, else he loves me not. 1H4 II.iii.66
Hot.HOTSPUR  
What ho; What ho! 1H4 II.iii.67.1
Enter a Servant 1H4 II.iii.67
Is Gilliams with the Packet gone? Is Gilliams with the packet gone? 1H4 II.iii.67.2
Ser.SERVANT 
He is my Lord, an houre agone. He is, my lord, an hour ago. 1H4 II.iii.68
Hot.HOTSPUR 
Hath Butler brought those horses frõ the Hath Butler brought those horses from the 1H4 II.iii.69
Sheriffe? sheriff? 1H4 II.iii.70
Ser.SERVANT 
One horse, my Lord, he brought euen now. One horse, my lord, he brought even now. 1H4 II.iii.71
Hot.HOTSPUR 
What Horse? A Roane, a crop eare, is it not. What horse? A roan, a crop-ear is it not? 1H4 II.iii.72
Ser.SERVANT  
It is my Lord. It is, my lord. 1H4 II.iii.73.1
Hot.HOTSPUR 
That Roane shall be my Throne. That roan shall by my throne. 1H4 II.iii.73.2
Well, I will backe him straight. Esperance, Well, I will back him straight. O Esperance!straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once1H4 II.iii.74
back (v.)
old form: backe
ride, mount, sit on
bid Butler lead him forth into the Parke. Bid Butler lead him forth into the park. 1H4 II.iii.75
Exit Servant 1H4 II.iii.75
La.LADY PERCY 
But heare you, my lord. But hear you, my lord. 1H4 II.iii.76
Hot.HOTSPUR 
What say'st thou my Lady? What sayest thou, my lady? 1H4 II.iii.77
La.LADY PERCY 
What is it carries you away? What is it carries you away? 1H4 II.iii.78
Hot.HOTSPUR 
Why, my horse (my Loue) my horse. Why, my horse, my love, my horse. 1H4 II.iii.79
La.LADY PERCY  
Out you mad-headed Ape, Out, you mad-headed ape! 1H4 II.iii.80
a Weazell hath not such a deale of Spleene, A weasel hath not such a deal of spleenspleen (n.)
old form: Spleene
irritability, malice, bad temper
1H4 II.iii.81
as you are tost with. In sooth As you are tossed with. In faith,toss (v.)
old form: tost
stir up, disturb, toss about
1H4 II.iii.82
Ile know your businesse Harry, that I will. I'll know your business, Harry, that I will. 1H4 II.iii.83
I feare my Brother Mortimer doth stirre I fear my brother Mortimer doth stir 1H4 II.iii.84
about his Title, and hath sent for you About his title, and hath sent for youtitle (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement1H4 II.iii.85
to line his enterprize. But if you go---To line his enterprise. But if you go – line (v.)strengthen, support, fortify1H4 II.iii.86
Hot.HOTSPUR  
So farre a foot, I shall be weary, Loue. So far afoot I shall be weary, love.afoot (adv.)
old form: a foot
on foot
1H4 II.iii.87
La.LADY PERCY  
Come, come, you Paraquito, answer me Come, come, you paraquito, answer meparaquito (n.)parakeet, parrot1H4 II.iii.88
directly vnto this question, that I shall aske. Directly unto this question that I ask.directly (adv.)immediately, at once1H4 II.iii.89
Indeede Ile breake thy little finger Harry, In faith, I'll break thy little finger, Harry,break (v.)
old form: breake
wring, twist, squeeze
1H4 II.iii.90
if thou wilt not tel me true. An if thou wilt not tell me all things true.an if (conj.)if1H4 II.iii.91
Hot.HOTSPUR  
Away, Away, 1H4 II.iii.92
away you trifler: Loue, I loue thee not, Away, you trifler! Love! I love thee not, 1H4 II.iii.93
I care not for thee Kate: this is no world I care not for thee, Kate? This is no world 1H4 II.iii.94
To play with Mammets, and to tilt with lips. To play with mammets, and to tilt with lips.mammet (n.)doll, puppet1H4 II.iii.95
tilt (v.)joust, fight [with lances], thrust
We must haue bloodie Noses, and crack'd Crownes, We must have bloody noses, and cracked crowns,cracked (adj.)[of coins] flawed, damaged, blemished1H4 II.iii.96
crown (n.)
old form: Crownes
head
cracked (adj.)
old form: crack'd
broken, crushed, fractured
And passe them currant too. Gods me, my horse. And pass them current too. God's me! My horse! 1H4 II.iii.97
What say'st thou Kate? what wold'st thou haue with me? What sayst thou, Kate? What wouldst thou have with me? 1H4 II.iii.98
La.LADY PERCY  
Do ye not loue me? Do ye not indeed? Do you not love me? Do you not indeed? 1H4 II.iii.99
Well, do not then. For since you loue me not, Well, do not then, for since you love me not 1H4 II.iii.100
I will not loue my selfe. Do you not loue me? I will not love myself. Do you not love me? 1H4 II.iii.101
Nay, tell me if thou speak'st in iest, or no. Nay, tell me if you speak in jest or no? 1H4 II.iii.102
Hot.HOTSPUR  
Come, wilt thou see me ride? Come, wilt thou see me ride? 1H4 II.iii.103
And when I am a horsebacke, I will sweare And when I am a-horseback I will swear 1H4 II.iii.104
I loue thee infinitely. But hearke you Kate, I love thee infinitely. But hark you, Kate, 1H4 II.iii.105
I must not haue you henceforth, question me, I must not have you henceforth question me 1H4 II.iii.106
Whether I go: nor reason whereabout. Whither I go, nor reason whereabout.whereabout (adv.)whereabouts; on what business1H4 II.iii.107
Whether I must, I must: and to conclude, Whither I must, I must. And, to conclude, 1H4 II.iii.108
This Euening must I leaue thee, gentle Kate. This evening must I leave you, gentle Kate.gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind1H4 II.iii.109
I know you wise, but yet no further wise I know you wise, but yet no farther wise 1H4 II.iii.110
Then Harry Percies wife. Constant you are, Than Harry Percy's wife. Constant you are, 1H4 II.iii.111
But yet a woman: and for secrecie, But yet a woman. And for secrecy, 1H4 II.iii.112
No Lady closer. For I will beleeue No lady closer, for I well believeclose (adj.)secretive, tight-lipped, uncommunicative1H4 II.iii.113
Thou wilt not vtter what thou do'st not know, Thou wilt not utter – what thou dost not know. 1H4 II.iii.114
And so farre wilt I trust thee, gentle Kate. And so far will I trust thee, gentle Kate. 1H4 II.iii.115
La.LADY PERCY  
How so farre? How? So far? 1H4 II.iii.116
Hot.HOTSPUR  
Not an inch further. But harke you Kate, Not an inch further. But hark you, Kate. 1H4 II.iii.117
Whither I go, thither shall you go too: Whither I go, thither shall you go too. 1H4 II.iii.118
To day will I set forth, to morrow you. Today will I set forth, tomorrow you. 1H4 II.iii.119
Will this content you Kate? Will this content you, Kate?content (v.)please, gratify, delight, satisfy1H4 II.iii.120.1
La.LADY PERCY 
It must of force.It must, of force.force, ofnecessarily, of necessity, whether one will or not1H4 II.iii.120.2
ExeuntExeunt 1H4 II.iii.120
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