Henry IV Part 1

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Alarum, excursions, enter the King, the Prince, Lord Alarum. Excursions. Enter the King, the Prince, Lord 1H4 V.iv.1.1
Iohn of Lancaster, and Earle of Westmerland. John of Lancaster, Earl of Westmorland 1H4 V.iv.1.2
I prethee Harry withdraw thy selfe, thou bleedest too much: I prithee, Harry, withdraw thyself, thou bleedest too much. 1H4 V.iv.1
Lord Iohn of Lancaster, go you with him. Lord John of Lancaster, go you with him. 1H4 V.iv.2
Not I, My Lord, vnlesse I did bleed too. Not I, my lord, unless I did bleed too. 1H4 V.iv.3
I beseech your Maiesty make vp, I beseech your majesty, make up,make up (v.)
advance to the front, move forward, press on
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Least your retirement do amaze your friends. Lest your retirement do amaze your friends.retirement (n.)
retreat, withdrawal, falling back
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amaze (v.)
alarm, dismay, scare
I will do so: My Lord of Westmerland I will do so. My Lord of Westmorland, 1H4 V.iv.6
leade him to his Tent. Lead him to his tent. 1H4 V.iv.7
Come my Lord, Ile leade you to your Tent. Come, my lord, I'll lead you to your tent. 1H4 V.iv.8
Lead me my Lord? I do not need your helpe; Lead me, my lord? I do not need your help, 1H4 V.iv.9
And heauen forbid a shallow scratch should driue And God forbid a shallow scratch should drive 1H4 V.iv.10
The Prince of Wales from such a field as this, The Prince of Wales from such a field as this,field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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Where stain'd Nobility lyes troden on, Where stained nobility lies trodden on,stained (adj.)

old form: stain'd
bloodstained, discoloured with dirt
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And Rebels Armes triumph in massacres. And rebels' arms triumph in massacres! 1H4 V.iv.13
We breath too long: Come cosin Westmerland, We breathe too long: come, cousin Westmorland,breathe (v.)

old form: breath
catch breath, pause, rest
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Our duty this way lies, for heauens sake come.Our duty this way lies: for God's sake, come. 1H4 V.iv.15
Exeunt Lancaster and Westmorland 1H4 V.iv.15
By heauen thou hast deceiu'd me Lancaster, By God, thou hast deceived me, Lancaster, 1H4 V.iv.16
I did not thinke thee Lord of such a spirit: I did not think thee lord of such a spirit: 1H4 V.iv.17
Before, I lou'd thee as a Brother, Iohn; Before, I loved thee as a brother, John, 1H4 V.iv.18
But now, I do respect thee as my Soule. But now I do respect thee as my soul. 1H4 V.iv.19
I saw him hold Lord Percy at the point, I saw him hold Lord Percy at the pointpoint (n.)
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With lustier maintenance then I did looke for With lustier maintenance than I did look forlusty (adj.)
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
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Of such an vngrowne Warriour. Of such an ungrown warrior. 1H4 V.iv.22.1
O this Boy, O, this boy 1H4 V.iv.22.2
lends mettall to vs all.Lends mettle to us all!mettle, mettell (n.)

old form: mettall
spirit, vigour, zest
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Exit.Exit 1H4 V.iv.23
Enter Dowglas.Enter Douglas 1H4 V.iv.24.1
Another King? They grow like Hydra's heads: Another king! They grow like Hydra's heads.Hydra (n.)
[pron: 'hiydra] many-headed monster, the child of Typhon and Echnida; as each head was cut off, it grew again
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I am the Dowglas, fatall to all those I am the Douglas, fatal to all those 1H4 V.iv.25
That weare those colours on them. What art thou That wear those colours on them. What art thou,colours (n.)
emblems, badges
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That counterfeit'st the person of a King? That counterfeitest the person of a king?counterfeit (v.)
copy, imitate, simulate
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The King himselfe: who Dowglas grieues at hart The King himself, who, Douglas, grieves at heart 1H4 V.iv.28
So many of his shadowes thou hast met, So many of his shadows thou hast met,shadow (n.)
imitation, copy, duplicate
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And not the very King. I haue two Boyes And not the very King. I have two boysvery (adj.)
true, real, genuine
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Seeke Percy and thy selfe about the Field: Seek Percy and thyself about the field, 1H4 V.iv.31
But seeing thou fall'st on me so luckily, But seeing thou fallest on me so luckily 1H4 V.iv.32
I will assay thee: so defend thy selfe. I will assay thee, and defend thyself.assay (v.)
try, test the mettle of, put to the proof
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I feare thou art another counterfeit: I fear thou art another counterfeit,counterfeit (n.)

old form: counterfeit'st
impostor, pretender, sham
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And yet infaith thou bear'st thee like a King: And yet, in faith, thou bearest thee like a king –  1H4 V.iv.35
But mine I am sure thou art, whoere thou be, But mine I am sure thou art, whoe'er thou be, 1H4 V.iv.36
And thus I win thee. And thus I win thee. 1H4 V.iv.37
They fight, the K. being in danger, Enter They fight, the King being in danger; enter 1H4 V.iv.38.1
Prince. Prince of Wales 1H4 V.iv.38.2
Hold vp thy head vile Scot, or thou art like Hold up thy head, vile Scot, or thou art likelike (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
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Neuer to hold it vp againe: the Spirits Never to hold it up again! The spirits 1H4 V.iv.39
Of valiant Sherly, Stafford, Blunt, are in my Armes; Of valiant Shirley, Stafford, Blunt, are in my arms. 1H4 V.iv.40
it is the Prince of Wales that threatens thee, It is the Prince of Wales that threatens thee, 1H4 V.iv.41
Who neuer promiseth, but he meanes to pay. Who never promiseth but he means to pay. 1H4 V.iv.42
They Fight, Dowglas flyeth.They fight; Douglas flees 1H4 V.iv.43.1
Cheerely My Lord: how fare's your Grace? Cheerly, my lord, how fares your grace?fare (v.)
get on, manage, do, cope
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cheerly (adv.)
[cry of encouragement] heartily, with a will
Sir Nicolas Gawsey hath for succour sent, Sir Nicholas Gawsey hath for succour sent, 1H4 V.iv.44
And so hath Clifton: Ile to Clifton straight. And so hath Clifton – I'll to Clifton straight.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
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Stay, and breath awhile. Stay and breathe a while.breathe (v.)

old form: breath
catch breath, pause, rest
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Thou hast redeem'd thy lost opinion, Thou hast redeemed thy lost opinion,opinion (n.)
reputation, character, honour
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And shew'd thou mak'st some tender of my life And showed thou makest some tender of my lifetender (n.)
care, concern, solicitude
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In this faire rescue thou hast brought to mee. In this fair rescue thou hast brought to me. 1H4 V.iv.49
O heauen, they did me too much iniury, O God, they did me too much injury 1H4 V.iv.50
That euer said I hearkned to your death. That ever said I hearkened for your death.hearken for (v.)

old form: hearkned
look forward to, lie in wait for
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If it were so, I might haue let alone If it were so, I might have let alone 1H4 V.iv.52
The insulting hand of Dowglas ouer you, The insulting hand of Douglas over you,insulting (adj.)
scornfully boasting, contemptuously exulting
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Which would haue bene as speedy in your end, Which would have been as speedy in your end 1H4 V.iv.54
As all the poysonous Potions in the world, As all the poisonous potions in the world, 1H4 V.iv.55
And sau'd the Treacherous labour of your Sonne. And saved the treacherous labour of your son.save (v.)

old form: sau'd
prevent, avoid, avert
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Make vp to Clifton, Ile to Sir Nicholas Gausey.Make up to Clifton, I'll to Sir Nicholas Gawsey.make up (v.)

old form: vp
advance to the front, move forward, press on
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ExitExit 1H4 V.iv.57
Enter Hotspur.Enter Hotspur 1H4 V.iv.58
If I mistake not, thou art Harry Monmouth. If I mistake not, thou art Harry Monmouth. 1H4 V.iv.58
Thou speak'st as if I would deny my name. Thou speakest as if I would deny my name. 1H4 V.iv.59
My name is Harrie Percie. My name is Harry Percy. 1H4 V.iv.60.1
Why then I see Why, then I see 1H4 V.iv.60.2
a very valiant rebel of that name. A very valiant rebel of the name. 1H4 V.iv.61
I am the Prince of Wales, and thinke not Percy, I am the Prince of Wales, and think not, Percy, 1H4 V.iv.62
To share with me in glory any more: To share with me in glory any more. 1H4 V.iv.63
Two Starres keepe not their motion in one Sphere, Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere,sphere (n.)
celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
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Nor can one England brooke a double reigne, Nor can one England brook a double reignbrook (v.)

old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
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Of Harry Percy, and the Prince of Wales. Of Harry Percy and the Prince of Wales. 1H4 V.iv.66
Nor shall it Harry, for the houre is come Nor shall it, Harry, for the hour is come 1H4 V.iv.67
To end the one of vs; and would to heauen, To end the one of us; and would to God 1H4 V.iv.68
Thy name in Armes, were now as great as mine. Thy name in arms were now as great as mine. 1H4 V.iv.69
Ile make it greater, ere I part from thee, I'll make it greater ere I part from thee, 1H4 V.iv.70
And all the budding Honors on thy Crest, And all the budding honours on thy crestcrest (n.)
[originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
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Ile crop, to make a Garland for my head. I'll crop to make a garland for my head.crop (v.)
cut down, remove, hack off
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I can no longer brooke thy Vanities.I can no longer brook thy vanities.brook (v.)

old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
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Fight.They fight 1H4 V.iv.74.1
Enter Falstaffe.Enter Falstaff 1H4 V.iv.74.2
Well said Hal, to it Hal. Nay you shall finde Well said, Hal! To it, Hal! Nay, you shall findsaid, well
well done
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no Boyes play heere, I can tell you. no boy's play here, I can tell you.boy (n.)

old form: Boyes
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Enter Dowglas, he fights with Falstaffe, who fals Enter Douglas; he fighteth with Falstaff, who falls 1H4 V.iv.76.1
down as if he were dead. down as if he were dead 1H4 V.iv.76.2
Exit Douglas 1H4 V.iv.76.3
The Prince killeth Percie. The Prince mortally wounds Hotspur 1H4 V.iv.76.4
Oh Harry, thou hast rob'd me of my youth: O Harry, thou hast robbed me of my youth! 1H4 V.iv.76
I better brooke the losse of brittle life, I better brook the loss of brittle lifebrook (v.)

old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
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Then those proud Titles thou hast wonne of me, Than those proud titles thou hast won of me. 1H4 V.iv.78
They wound my thoghts worse, then the sword my flesh: They wound my thoughts worse than thy sword my flesh. 1H4 V.iv.79
But thought's the slaue of Life, and Life, Times foole; But thoughts, the slaves of life, and life, time's fool, 1H4 V.iv.80
And Time, that takes suruey of all the world, And time, that takes survey of all the world, 1H4 V.iv.81
Must haue a stop. O, I could Prophesie, Must have a stop. O, I could prophesy, 1H4 V.iv.82
But that the Earth, and the cold hand of death, But that the earthy and cold hand of death 1H4 V.iv.83
Lyes on my Tongue: No Percy, thou art dust Lies on my tongue. No, Percy, thou art dust, 1H4 V.iv.84
And food for--- And food for –  1H4 V.iv.85
He dies 1H4 V.iv.86.1
For Wormes, braue Percy. Farewell great heart: For worms, brave Percy. Fare thee well, great heart!fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
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brave (adj.)
noble, worthy, excellent
Ill-weau'd Ambition, how much art thou shrunke? Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk.ill-weaved (adj.)

old form: Ill-weau'd
poorly woven
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When that this bodie did containe a spirit, When that this body did contain a spirit, 1H4 V.iv.88
A Kingdome for it was too small a bound: A kingdom for it was too small a bound.bound (n.)
limit, boundary, confine, barrier
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But now two paces of the vilest Earth But now two paces of the vilest earth 1H4 V.iv.90
Is roome enough. This Earth that beares the dead, Is room enough. This earth that bears thee dead 1H4 V.iv.91
Beares not aliue so stout a Gentleman. Bears not alive so stout a gentleman.stout (adj.)
brave, valiant, resolute
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If thou wer't sensible of curtesie, If thou wert sensible of courtesysensible (adj.)
sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
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I should not make so great a shew of Zeale. I should not make so dear a show of zeal,show (n.)

old form: shew
appearance, exhibition, display
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dear (adj.)
heartfelt, earnest, zealous
But let my fauours hide thy mangled face, But let my favours hide thy mangled face,favour (n.)

old form: fauours
token worn as a mark of identity or friendship
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And euen in thy behalfe, Ile thanke my selfe And even in thy behalf I'll thank myself 1H4 V.iv.96
For doing these fayre Rites of Tendernesse. For doing these fair rites of tenderness. 1H4 V.iv.97
Adieu, and take thy praise with thee to heauen, Adieu, and take thy praise with thee to heaven! 1H4 V.iv.98
Thy ignomy sleepe with thee in the graue, Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave, 1H4 V.iv.99
But not remembred in thy Epitaph. But not remembered in thy epitaph.remember (v.)

old form: remembred
commemorate, acknowledge, reward, recognize
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He spieth Falstaff on the ground 1H4 V.iv.101
What? Old Acquaintance? Could not all this flesh What, old acquaintance, could not all this flesh 1H4 V.iv.101
Keepe in a little life? Poore Iacke, farewell: Keep in a little life? Poor Jack, farewell! 1H4 V.iv.102
I could haue better spar'd a better man. I could have better spared a better man. 1H4 V.iv.103
O, I should haue a heauy misse of thee, O, I should have a heavy miss of theeheavy (adj.)
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
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If I were much in loue with Vanity. If I were much in love with vanity. 1H4 V.iv.105
Death hath not strucke so fat a Deere to day, Death hath not struck so fat a deer today, 1H4 V.iv.106
Though many dearer in this bloody Fray: Though many dearer, in this bloody fray. 1H4 V.iv.107
Imbowell'd will I see thee by and by, Embowelled will I see thee by and by,embowel (v.)

old form: Imbowell'd
disembowel [in Tudor times a procedure used to ensure that the body of a noble person would not deteriorate so much between death and burial]
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Till then, in blood, by Noble Percie lye.Till then in blood by noble Percy lie. 1H4 V.iv.109
Exit.Exit 1H4 V.iv.109
Falstaffe riseth vp.Falstaff riseth up 1H4 V.iv.110
Imbowell'd? If thou imbowell mee to day, Ile Embowelled? If thou embowel me today, I'll 1H4 V.iv.110
giue you leaue to powder me, and eat me too to morow. give you leave to powder me and eat me too tomorrow.powder (v.)
season with salt, pickle
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'Twas time to counterfet, or that hotte Termagant 'Sblood, 'twas time to counterfeit, or that hot termaganttermagant (adj.)
savage, violent, turbulent
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'sblood (int.)
[oath] God's blood
counterfeit (v.)

old form: counterfet
pretend, feign, make believe
Scot, had paid me scot and lot too. Counterfeit? Scot had paid me, scot and lot too. Counterfeit? I lie,pay (v.)
kill, settle with, discharge
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scot and lot
[type of local taxation] in full, thoroughly
I am no counterfeit; to dye, is to be a counterfeit, for hee I am no counterfeit. To die is to be a counterfeit, for hecounterfeit (n.)
false imitation, spurious image
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is but the counterfeit of a man, who hath not the life of is but the counterfeit of a man who hath not the life of 1H4 V.iv.115
a man: But to counterfeit dying, when a man thereby a man. But to counterfeit dying, when a man therebycounterfeit (v.)
copy, imitate, simulate
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liueth, is to be no counterfeit, but the true and perfect liveth, is to be no counterfeit, but the true and perfect 1H4 V.iv.117
image of life indeede. The better part of Valour, is Discretion; image of life indeed. The better part of valour is discretion, 1H4 V.iv.118
in the which better part, I haue saued my life. in the which better part I have saved my life. 1H4 V.iv.119
I am affraide of this Gun-powder Percy though he Zounds, I am afraid of this gunpowder Percy, though hezounds (int.)
God's wounds
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be dead. How if hee should counterfeit too, and rise? be dead. How if he should counterfeit too and rise? Bycounterfeit (v.)
pretend, feign, make believe
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I am afraid hee would proue the better counterfeit: my faith, I am afraid he would prove the better counterfeit. 1H4 V.iv.122
therefore Ile make him sure: yea, and Ile sweare I Therefore I'll make him sure, yea, and I'll swear I 1H4 V.iv.123
kill'd him. Why may not hee rise as well as I: Nothing killed him. Why may not he rise as well as I? Nothing 1H4 V.iv.124
confutes me but eyes, and no-bodie sees me. Therefore confutes me but eyes, and nobody sees me. Therefore,confute (v.)
disprove, contradict, rebut
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sirra, with a new wound in your thigh sirrah (stabbing him), with a new wound in your thigh, 1H4 V.iv.126
come you along me.come you along with me. 1H4 V.iv.127
Takes Hotspurre on his backe.He takes up Hotspur on his back 1H4 V.iv.128.1
Enter Prince and Iohn of Lancaster.Enter Prince and John of Lancaster 1H4 V.iv.128.2
Come Brother Iohn, full brauely hast thou flesht Come, brother John, full bravely hast thou fleshedbravely (adv.)
splendidly, worthily, excellently
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flesh (v.)
[of a sword] use for the first time in battle
thy Maiden sword. Thy maiden sword. 1H4 V.iv.129.1
But soft, who haue we heere? But soft, whom have we here?soft (int.)
[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
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Did you not tell me this Fat man was dead? Did you not tell me this fat man was dead? 1H4 V.iv.130
I did, I saw him dead, I did, I saw him dead, 1H4 V.iv.131
Breathlesse, and bleeding on the ground: Art thou aliue? Breathless and bleeding on the ground. Art thou alive? 1H4 V.iv.132
Or is it fantasie that playes vpon our eye-sight? Or is it fantasy that plays upon our eyesight? 1H4 V.iv.133
I prethee speake, we will not trust our eyes I prithee speak, we will not trust our eyes 1H4 V.iv.134
Without our eares. Thou art not what thou seem'st. Without our ears. Thou art not what thou seemest. 1H4 V.iv.135
No, that's certaine: I am not a double man: but No, that's certain, I am not a double-man. Butdouble-man (n.)

old form: double man
apparition, wraith, spectre
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if I be not Iacke Falstaffe, then am I a Iacke: There is if I be not Jack Falstaff, then am I a Jack. There isJack (n.)

old form: Iacke
jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
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Percy, Percy! 1H4 V.iv.138
He throws the body down 1H4 V.iv.139
if your Father will do me any Honor, so: if not, let him If your father will do me any honour, so. If not, let him 1H4 V.iv.139
kill the next Percie himselfe. I looke to be either Earle or kill the next Percy himself. I look to be either earl or 1H4 V.iv.140
Duke, I can assure you. duke, I can assure you. 1H4 V.iv.141
Why, Percy I kill'd my selfe, and saw thee Why, Percy I killed myself, and saw thee 1H4 V.iv.142
dead. dead. 1H4 V.iv.143
Did'st thou? Lord, Lord, how the world is Didst thou? Lord, Lord, how this world is 1H4 V.iv.144
giuen to Lying? I graunt you I was downe, and out of given to lying! I grant you I was down, and out of 1H4 V.iv.145
breath, and so was he, but we rose both at an instant, breath, and so was he, but we rose both at an instant, 1H4 V.iv.146
and fought a long houre by Shrewsburie clocke. If I may and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock. If I may 1H4 V.iv.147
bee beleeued, so: if not, let them that should reward be believed, so. If not, let them that should reward 1H4 V.iv.148
Valour, beare the sinne vpon their owne heads. Ile take't valour bear the sin upon their own heads. I'll take it 1H4 V.iv.149
on my death I gaue him this wound in the Thigh: upon my death, I gave him this wound in the thigh. If 1H4 V.iv.150
if the man were a-liue, and would deny it, I would the man were alive, and would deny it, zounds, I wouldzounds (int.)
God's wounds
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make him eate a peece of my sword. make him eat a piece of my sword. 1H4 V.iv.152
This is the strangest Tale that e're I heard. This is the strangest tale that ever I heard. 1H4 V.iv.153
This is the strangest Fellow, Brother Iohn. This is the strangest fellow, brother John. 1H4 V.iv.154
Come bring your luggage Nobly on your backe: Come, bring your luggage nobly on your back. 1H4 V.iv.155
For my part, if a lye may do thee grace, (aside to Falstaff) For my part, if a lie may do thee grace,grace (n.)
honour, favour, recognition, respect
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Ile gil'd it with the happiest tearmes I haue. I'll gild it with the happiest terms I have.happy (adj.)
opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
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gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded

old form: gil'd
bring colour to, brighten, illuminate
A Retreat is sounded.A retreat is sounded 1H4 V.iv.158.1
The Trumpets sound Retreat, the day is ours: The trumpet sounds retreat, the day is ours.day (n.)
day of battle, contest
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Come Brother, let's to the highest of the field, Come, brother, let us to the highest of the field, 1H4 V.iv.159
To see what Friends are liuing, who are dead.To see what friends are living, who are dead. 1H4 V.iv.160
ExeuntExeunt Prince of Wales and Lancaster 1H4 V.iv.160
Ile follow as they say, for Reward. Hee that I'll follow, as they say, for reward. He that 1H4 V.iv.161
rewards me, heauen reward him. If I do grow great again, Ile rewards me, God reward him! If I do grow great, I'll 1H4 V.iv.162
grow lesse? For Ile purge, and leaue Sacke, and liue grow less, for I'll purge, and leave sack, and livepurge (v.)
repent, atone
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cleanly, as a Nobleman should do.cleanly as a nobleman should do. 1H4 V.iv.164
ExitExit, bearing off the body 1H4 V.iv.164
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