Henry VI Part 2

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Flourish of Trumpets: Then Hoboyes. Enter King, Flourish of trumpets, then hautboys. Enter the King,hautboy (n.)
type of musical instrument; oboe
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Duke Humfrey, Salisbury, Warwicke, and Beauford Gloucester, Salisbury, Warwick, and Cardinal 2H6 I.i.1.2
on the one side. The Queene, Suffolke, Yorke,Beaufort on the one side; the Queen, Suffolk, York, 2H6 I.i.1.3
Somerset, and Buckingham, on the other.Somerset, and Buckingham on the other 2H6 I.i.1.4
AS by your high Imperiall Maiesty,As by your high imperial majesty 2H6 I.i.1
I had in charge at my depart for France,I had in charge at my depart for France,charge (n.)
commission, responsibility, official duty
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depart (n.)
departure, departing, leave-taking
As Procurator to your Excellence,As procurator to your excellence,procurator (n.)
deputy, agent, proxy
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To marry Princes Margaret for your Grace;To marry Princess Margaret for your grace; 2H6 I.i.4
So in the Famous Ancient City, Toures,So, in the famous ancient city Tours, 2H6 I.i.5
In presence of the Kings of France, and Sicill,In presence of the Kings of France and Sicil,Sicil (n.)
island of Sicily, Italy
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The Dukes of Orleance, Calaber, Britaigne, and Alanson,The Dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretagne, and Alençon,Bretagne (n.)
Brittany, NW France
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Calaber (n.)
[pron: 'kalaber] Calabria, region of S Italy
Seuen Earles, twelue Barons, & twenty reuerend BishopsSeven earls, twelve barons, and twenty reverend bishops, 2H6 I.i.8
I haue perform'd my Taske, and was espous'd,I have performed my task and was espoused;espouse (v.)

old form: espous'd
unite (in marriage), contract
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And humbly now vpon my bended knee,And humbly now upon my bended knee, 2H6 I.i.10
(He kneels) 2H6 I.i.11
In sight of England, and her Lordly Peeres,In sight of England and her lordly peers, 2H6 I.i.11
Deliuer vp my Title in the QueeneDeliver up my title in the Queentitle (n.)
[legal] right, claim, entitlement
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To your most gracious hands, that are the SubstanceTo your most gracious hands, that are the substancesubstance (n.)
real thing, genuine article
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Of that great Shadow I did represent:Of that great shadow I did represent –  2H6 I.i.14
The happiest Gift, that euer Marquesse gaue,The happiest gift that ever marquess gave, 2H6 I.i.15
The Fairest Queene, that euer King receiu'd.The fairest queen that ever king received. 2H6 I.i.16
King. KING 
Suffolke arise. Welcome Queene Margaret,Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret. 2H6 I.i.17
I can expresse no kinder signe of LoueI can express no kinder sign of loveexpress (v.)

old form: expresse
show, reveal, display
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kind (adj.)
showing natural feeling, acting by nature
Then this kinde kisse: O Lord, that lends me life,Than this kind kiss. O Lord that lends me life,kind (adj.)

old form: kinde
loving, affectionate, fond
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lend (v.)
give, grant, bestow [on]
Lend me a heart repleate with thankfulnesse:Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! 2H6 I.i.20
For thou hast giuen me in this beauteous FaceFor Thou hast given me in this beauteous face 2H6 I.i.21
A world of earthly blessings to my soule,A world of earthly blessings to my soul, 2H6 I.i.22
If Simpathy of Loue vnite our thoughts.If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.sympathy (n.)

old form: Simpathy
accord, agreement, harmony
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Queen. QUEEN 
Great King of England, & my gracious Lord,Great King of England and my gracious lord, 2H6 I.i.24
The mutuall conference that my minde hath had,The mutual conference that my mind hath hadmutual (adj.)

old form: mutuall
intimate, private, innermost
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conference (n.)
conversation, talk, discourse
By day, by night; waking, and in my dreames,By day, by night, waking and in my dreams, 2H6 I.i.26
In Courtly company, or at my Beades,In courtly company or at my beads,courtly (adj.)
belonging to the court, connected with the court
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bead (n.)

old form: Beades
[plural] rosary beads
With you mine Alder liefest Soueraigne,With you, mine alderliefest sovereign,alderliefest (adj.)

old form: Alder liefest
most beloved, dearest of all
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Makes me the bolder to salute my King,Makes me the bolder to salute my kingsalute (v.)
greet, welcome, address
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With ruder termes, such as my wit affoords,With ruder terms, such as my wit affords,rude (adj.)
amateurish, inexpert, lacking polish
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wit (n.)
intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
And ouer ioy of heart doth minister.And overjoy of heart doth minister.minister (v.)
provide, supply, give
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overjoy (n.)

old form: ouer ioy
excess of happiness, great rejoicing
King. KING 
Her sight did rauish, but her grace in Speech,Her sight did ravish, but her grace in speech,ravish (v.)

old form: rauish
entrance, enrapture, carry away with joy
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Her words yclad with wisedomes Maiesty,Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty,y-clad (adj.)

old form: yclad
[archaism] decked out, clothed
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Makes me from Wondring, fall to Weeping ioyes,Makes me from wondering fall to weeping joys,wondering (n.)

old form: Wondring
admiring, marvelling
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Such is the Fulnesse of my hearts content.Such is the fulness of my heart's content.content (n.)
pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
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Lords, with one cheerefull voice, Welcome my Loue.Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my love. 2H6 I.i.36
All kneel. All kneel 2H6 I.i.37
Long liue Qu. Margaret, Englands happines.Long live Queen Margaret, England's happiness! 2H6 I.i.37
FlorishFlourish 2H6 I.i.38
Queene. QUEEN 
We thanke you all. We thank you all. 2H6 I.i.38
My Lord Protector, so it please your Grace,My Lord Protector, so it please your grace, 2H6 I.i.39
Heere are the Articles of contracted peace,Here are the articles of contracted peace 2H6 I.i.40
Betweene our Soueraigne, and the French King Charles,Between our sovereign and the French King Charles, 2H6 I.i.41
For eighteene moneths concluded by consent.For eighteen months concluded by consent. 2H6 I.i.42
Reads. (reads) 2H6 I.i.43.1
Inprimis, It is agreed betweene the Imprimis, it is agreed between theimprimis (adv.)
in the first place
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French K. Charles, and William de la Pole Marquesse of French King Charles and William de la Pole, Marquess of 2H6 I.i.44
Suffolke, Ambassador for Henry King of England, That the Suffolk, ambassador for Henry King of England, that the 2H6 I.i.45
said Henry shal espouse the Lady Margaret, daughter said Henry shall espouse the Lady Margaret, daughterespouse (v.)
unite (in marriage), contract
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vnto Reignier King of Naples, Sicillia, and Ierusalem, unto Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerusalem,Sicilia (n.)
island of Sicily, S Italy
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and Crowne her Queene of England, ere the thirtieth of May and crown her Queen of England ere the thirtieth of May 2H6 I.i.48
next ensuing. Item, That next ensuing. Item, it is further agreed between them thatitem (n.)
[legal] particular point
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the Dutchy of Aniou, and the County of Main, shall be the duchy of Anjou and the county of Maine shall be 2H6 I.i.50
released and deliuered to the King her father.released and delivered over to the King her father – release (v.)
give up, hand over, transfer
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(Gloucester lets the contract fall) 2H6 I.i.52
King. KING 
Vnkle, how now?Uncle, how now? 2H6 I.i.52.1
Pardon me gracious Lord,Pardon me, gracious lord. 2H6 I.i.52.2
Some sodaine qualme hath strucke me at the heart,Some sudden qualm hath struck me at the heartqualm (n.)

old form: qualme
sickening fear, sinking feeling
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And dim'd mine eyes, that I can reade no further.And dimmed mine eyes, that I can read no further. 2H6 I.i.54
King. KING 
Vnckle of Winchester, I pray read on.Uncle of Winchester, I pray read on. 2H6 I.i.55
(reads) 2H6 I.i.56
Item, It is further agreed betweene them, Item, it is further agreed between them 2H6 I.i.56
That the Dutchesse of Aniou and Maine, shall that the duchy of Anjou and the county of Maine shall 2H6 I.i.57
be released and deliuered ouer to the King her Father, be released and delivered over to the King her father, 2H6 I.i.58
and shee sent ouer of the King of Englands owne proper and she sent over of the King of England's own proper 2H6 I.i.59
Cost and Charges, without hauing any Dowry.cost and charges, without having any dowry.charge (n.)
expense, cost, outlay
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King. KING 
They please vs well. Lord Marques kneel down,They please us well. Lord Marquess, kneel down. 2H6 I.i.61
We heere create thee the first Duke of Suffolke,We here create thee the first Duke of Suffolk 2H6 I.i.62
And girt thee with the Sword. Cosin of Yorke,And gird thee with the sword. Cousin of York,girt, gird (v.)
invest, equip, provide
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We heere discharge your Grace from being RegentWe here discharge your grace from being Regent 2H6 I.i.64
I'th parts of France, till terme of eighteene MonethsI'the parts of France, till term of eighteen monthspart (n.)
territory, region, province
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Be full expyr'd. Thankes Vncle Winchester,Be full expired. Thanks, uncle Winchester,full (adv.)
fully, completely, properly
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Gloster, Yorke, Buckingham, Somerset,Gloucester, York, Buckingham, Somerset, 2H6 I.i.67
Salisburie, and Warwicke.Salisbury, and Warwick. 2H6 I.i.68
We thanke you all for this great fauour done,We thank you all for this great favour done 2H6 I.i.69
In entertainment to my Princely Queene.In entertainment to my princely Queen.entertainment (n.)
pleasant reception, favourable welcome
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Come, let vs in, and with all speede prouideCome, let us in, and with all speed provide 2H6 I.i.71
To see her Coronation be perform'd.To see her coronation be performed. 2H6 I.i.72
Exit King, Queene, and Suffolke. Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk 2H6 I.i.72
Manet the rest.Gloucester stays all the reststay (v.)
keep, make to stay, allow to remain
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Braue Peeres of England, Pillars of the State,Brave peers of England, pillars of the state,brave (adj.)
noble, worthy, excellent
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To you Duke Humfrey must vnload his greefe:To you Duke Humphrey must unload his grief, 2H6 I.i.74
Your greefe, the common greefe of all the Land.Your grief, the common grief of all the land. 2H6 I.i.75
What? did my brother Henry spend his youth,What? Did my brother Henry spend his youth, 2H6 I.i.76
His valour, coine, and people in the warres?His valour, coin, and people in the wars? 2H6 I.i.77
Did he so often lodge in open field:Did he so often lodge in open field,lodge (v.)
sleep, lie, remain
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In Winters cold, and Summers parching heate,In winter's cold and summer's parching heat, 2H6 I.i.79
To conquer France, his true inheritance?To conquer France, his true inheritance? 2H6 I.i.80
And did my brother Bedford toyle his wits,And did my brother Bedford toil his witstoil (v.)

old form: toyle
exhaust, tire out, fatigue
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wits, also five wits
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
To keepe by policy what Henrie got:To keep by policy what Henry got?policy (n.)
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
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Haue you your selues, Somerset, Buckingham,Have you yourselves, Somerset, Buckingham, 2H6 I.i.83
Braue Yorke, Salisbury, and victorious Warwicke,Brave York, Salisbury, and victorious Warwick, 2H6 I.i.84
Receiud deepe scarres in France and Normandie:Received deep scars in France and Normandy? 2H6 I.i.85
Or hath mine Vnckle Beauford, and my selfe,Or hath mine uncle Beaufort and myself, 2H6 I.i.86
With all the Learned Counsell of the Realme,With all the learned Council of the realm, 2H6 I.i.87
Studied so long, sat in the Councell house,Studied so long, sat in the Council Housestudy (v.)
deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
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Early and late, debating too and froEarly and late, debating to and fro 2H6 I.i.89
How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awe,How France and Frenchmen might be kept in awe?awe (n.)
subjection, restraint, dread
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And hath his Highnesse in his infancie,And had his highness in his infancy 2H6 I.i.91
Crowned in Paris in despight of foes,Crowned in Paris in despite of foes? 2H6 I.i.92
And shall these Labours, and these Honours dye?And shall these labours and these honours die? 2H6 I.i.93
Shall Henries Conquest, Bedfords vigilance,Shall Henry's conquest, Bedford's vigilance, 2H6 I.i.94
Your Deeds of Warre, and all our Counsell dye?Your deeds of war, and all our counsel die? 2H6 I.i.95
O Peeres of England, shamefull is this League,O peers of England, shameful is this league,league (n.)
compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
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Fatall this Marriage, cancelling your Fame,Fatal this marriage, cancelling your fame, 2H6 I.i.97
Blotting your names from Bookes of memory,Blotting your names from books of memory,memory (n.)
history, memorial record
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Racing the Charracters of your Renowne,Razing the characters of your renown,character (n.)

old form: Charracters
written record, recorded fact
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raze, raze out

old form: Racing
erase, obliterate, wipe out
Defacing Monuments of Conquer'd France,Defacing monuments of conquered France,monument (n.)
memory, memorial, remembrance
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deface (v.)
[heraldry] efface, obliterate, blot out
Vndoing all as all had neuer bin.Undoing all, as all had never been! 2H6 I.i.101
Nephew, what meanes this passionate discourse?Nephew, what means this passionate discourse,passionate (adj.)
impassioned, vehement, excessively emotional
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This preroration with such circumstance:This peroration with such circumstance?peroration (n.)
rhetorical speech, oratorical discourse
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circumstance (n.)
detail(s), particular(s), specifics
For France, 'tis ours; and we will keepe it still.For France, 'tis ours; and we will keep it still.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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I Vnckle, we will keepe it, if we can:Ay, uncle, we will keep it, if we can; 2H6 I.i.105
But now it is impossible we should.But now it is impossible we should. 2H6 I.i.106
Suffolke, the new made Duke that rules the rost,Suffolk, the new-made duke that rules the roast,roast, rule the

old form: rost
has total authority, domineer, be master
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Hath giuen the Dutchy of Aniou and Mayne,Hath given the duchy of Anjou and Maine 2H6 I.i.108
Vnto the poore King Reignier, whose large styleUnto the poor King Reignier, whose large stylestyle (n.)
mode of address, formal title
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large (adj.)
grandiose, impressive sounding
Agrees not with the leannesse of his purse.Agrees not with the leanness of his purse.agree (v.)
accord, fit in with, match
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Now by the death of him that dyed for all,Now by the death of Him that died for all, 2H6 I.i.111
These Counties were the Keyes of Normandie:These counties were the keys of Normandy. 2H6 I.i.112
But wherefore weepes Warwicke, my valiant sonne?But wherefore weeps Warwick, my valiant son? 2H6 I.i.113
For greefe that they are past recouerie.For grief that they are past recovery; 2H6 I.i.114
For were there hope to conquer them againe,For, were there hope to conquer them again, 2H6 I.i.115
My sword should shed hot blood, mine eyes no teares.My sword should shed hot blood, mine eyes no tears. 2H6 I.i.116
Aniou and Maine? My selfe did win them both:Anjou and Maine? Myself did win them both; 2H6 I.i.117
Those Prouinces, these Armes of mine did conquer,Those provinces these arms of mine did conquer; 2H6 I.i.118
And are the Citties that I got with wounds,And are the cities that I got with wounds 2H6 I.i.119
Deliuer'd vp againe with peacefull words?Delivered up again with peaceful words?deliver up (v.)

old form: Deliuer'd vp
surrender, yield, give up totally
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Mort Dieu.Mort Dieu! 2H6 I.i.121
Yorke. YORK 
For Suffolkes Duke, may he be suffocate,For Suffolk's duke, may he be suffocate, 2H6 I.i.122
That dims the Honor of this Warlike Isle:That dims the honour of this warlike isle! 2H6 I.i.123
France should haue torne and rent my very hart,France should have torn and rent my very heart, 2H6 I.i.124
Before I would haue yeelded to this League.Before I would have yielded to this league.yield (v.)

old form: yeelded
agree [to], consent [to], comply [with]
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I neuer read but Englands Kings haue hadI never read but England's kings have had 2H6 I.i.126
Large summes of Gold, and Dowries with their wiues,Large sums of gold and dowries with their wives; 2H6 I.i.127
And our King Henry giues away his owne,And our King Henry gives away his own, 2H6 I.i.128
To match with her that brings no vantages.To match with her that brings no vantages.match (v.)
join in marriage, make a match
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vantage (n.)
advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
A proper iest, and neuer heard before,A proper jest, and never heard before, 2H6 I.i.130
That Suffolke should demand a whole Fifteenth,That Suffolk should demand a whole fifteenthfifteen, fifteenth (n.)
tax of a fifteenth part levied on personal property
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For Costs and Charges in transporting her:For costs and charges in transporting her! 2H6 I.i.132
She should haue staid in France, and steru'd in FranceShe should have stayed in France, and starved in France,starve (v.)

old form: steru'd
die, perish
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Before ---Before –  2H6 I.i.134
My Lord of Gloster, now ye grow too hot,My Lord of Gloucester, now ye grow too hot;hot (adj.)
hot-tempered, angry, passionate
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It was the pleasure of my Lord the King.It was the pleasure of my lord the King. 2H6 I.i.136
My Lord of Winchester I know your minde.My Lord of Winchester, I know your mind; 2H6 I.i.137
'Tis not my speeches that you do mislike:'Tis not my speeches that you do mislike,mislike (v.)
dislike, be displeased with
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But 'tis my presence that doth trouble ye,But 'tis my presence that doth trouble ye. 2H6 I.i.139
Rancour will out, proud Prelate, in thy faceRancour will out; proud prelate, in thy face 2H6 I.i.140
I see thy furie: If I longer stay,I see thy fury. If I longer stay, 2H6 I.i.141
We shall begin our ancient bickerings:We shall begin our ancient bickerings. 2H6 I.i.142
Lordings farewell, and say when I am gone,Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gone,lording (n.)
(plural) my lords, gentlemen
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I prophesied, France will be lost ere long. I prophesied France will be lost ere long. 2H6 I.i.144
Exit Humfrey.Exit Gloucester 2H6 I.i.144
So, there goes our Protector in a rage:So there goes our Protector in a rage. 2H6 I.i.145
'Tis knowne to you he is mine enemy:'Tis known to you he is mine enemy; 2H6 I.i.146
Nay more, an enemy vnto you all,Nay more, an enemy unto you all, 2H6 I.i.147
And no great friend, I feare me to the King;And no great friend, I fear me, to the King. 2H6 I.i.148
Consider Lords, he is the next of blood,Consider, lords, he is the next of bloodblood (n.)
blood relationship, kinship
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And heyre apparant to the English Crowne:And heir apparent to the English crown. 2H6 I.i.150
Had Henrie got an Empire by his marriage,Had Henry got an empire by his marriage, 2H6 I.i.151
And all the wealthy Kingdomes of the West,And all the wealthy kingdoms of the west, 2H6 I.i.152
There's reason he should be displeas'd at it:There's reason he should be displeased at it. 2H6 I.i.153
Looke to it Lords, let not his smoothing wordsLook to it, lords; let not his smoothing wordslook to it

old form: Looke
beware, be on your guard
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smoothing (adj.)
flattering, plausible, ingratiating
Bewitch your hearts, be wise and circumspect.Bewitch your hearts. Be wise and circumspect. 2H6 I.i.155
What though the common people fauour him,What though the common people favour him, 2H6 I.i.156
Calling him, Humfrey the good Duke of Gloster,Calling him ‘ Humphrey, the good Duke of Gloucester,’ 2H6 I.i.157
Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voyce,Clapping their hands and crying with loud voice 2H6 I.i.158
Iesu maintaine your Royall Excellence,‘ Jesu maintain your royal excellence!’ 2H6 I.i.159
With God preserue the good Duke Humfrey:With ‘ God preserve the good Duke Humphrey!’, 2H6 I.i.160
I feare me Lords, for all this flattering glosse,I fear me, lords, for all this flattering gloss,gloss (n.)

old form: glosse
deceptive appearance, plausibility
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flattering (adj.)
superficially attractive, appealing, enticing
He will be found a dangerous Protector.He will be found a dangerous Protector. 2H6 I.i.162
Why should he then protect our Soueraigne?Why should he then protect our sovereign, 2H6 I.i.163
He being of age to gouerne of himselfe.He being of age to govern of himself? 2H6 I.i.164
Cosin of Somerset, ioyne you with me,Cousin of Somerset, join you with me, 2H6 I.i.165
And altogether with the Duke of Suffolke,And all together, with the Duke of Suffolk, 2H6 I.i.166
Wee'l quickly hoyse Duke Humfrey from his seat.We'll quickly hoise Duke Humphrey from his seat.hoise (v.)

old form: hoyse
heave up, remove by force
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This weighty businesse will not brooke delay,This weighty business will not brook delay;brook (v.)

old form: brooke
allow, permit, bear
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Ile to the Duke of Suffolke presently. I'll to the Duke of Suffolk presently.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
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Exit Cardinall.Exit 2H6 I.i.169
Cosin of Buckingham, though Humfries prideCousin of Buckingham, though Humphrey's pride 2H6 I.i.170
And greatnesse of his place be greefe to vs,And greatness of his place be grief to us,place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
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grief (n.)

old form: greefe
pain, torment, distress
Yet let vs watch the haughtie Cardinall,Yet let us watch the haughty Cardinal; 2H6 I.i.172
His insolence is more intollerableHis insolence is more intolerableinsolence (n.)
overbearing pride, haughtiness, presumptuous arrogance
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Then all the Princes in the Land beside,Than all the princes' in the land beside. 2H6 I.i.174
If Gloster be displac'd, hee'l be Protector.If Gloucester be displaced, he'll be Protector.displace (v.)

old form: displac'd
remove from office, lose one's position
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Or thou, or I Somerset will be Protectors,Or thou or I, Somerset, will be Protector, 2H6 I.i.176
Despite Duke Humfrey, or the Cardinall.Despite Duke Humphrey or the Cardinal. 2H6 I.i.177
Exit Buckingham, and Somerset.Exeunt Buckingham and Somerset 2H6 I.i.177
Pride went before, Ambition followes him.Pride went before; Ambition follows him. 2H6 I.i.178
While these do labour for their owne preferment,While these do labour for their own preferment,preferment (n.)
advancement, promotion
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Behooues it vs to labor for the Realme.Behoves it us to labour for the realm.behove (v.)

old form: Behooues
befits, be appropriate to, be due to
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I neuer saw but Humfrey Duke of Gloster,I never saw but Humphrey Duke of Gloucester 2H6 I.i.181
Did beare him like a Noble Gentleman:Did bear him like a noble gentleman.bear (v.), past forms bore, borne

old form: beare
behave, look, conduct [oneself]
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Oft haue I seene the haughty Cardinall.Oft have I seen the haughty Cardinal,oft (adv.)
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More like a Souldier then a man o'th' Church,More like a soldier than a man o'th' church, 2H6 I.i.184
As stout and proud as he were Lord of all,As stout and proud as he were lord of all,stout (adj.)
proud, haughty, arrogant
2H6 I.i.185
Sweare like a Ruffian, and demeane himselfeSwear like a ruffian, and demean himselfdemean (v.)

old form: demeane
behave, conduct, comport [oneself]
2H6 I.i.186
Vnlike the Ruler of a Common-weale.Unlike the ruler of a commonweal.commonweal, commonwealth (n.)

old form: Common-weale
state, nation, community, body politic
2H6 I.i.187
Warwicke my sonne, the comfort of my age,Warwick, my son, the comfort of my age, 2H6 I.i.188
Thy deeds, thy plainnesse, and thy house-keeping,Thy deeds, thy plainness, and thy housekeepinghousekeeping (n.)
hospitality, maintaining a welcoming household
2H6 I.i.189
Hath wonne the greatest fauour of the Commons,Hath won the greatest favour of the commons, 2H6 I.i.190
Excepting none but good Duke Humfrey.Excepting none but good Duke Humphrey; 2H6 I.i.191
And Brother Yorke, thy Acts in Ireland,And, brother York, thy acts in Ireland, 2H6 I.i.192
In bringing them to ciuill Discipline:In bringing them to civil discipline,civil (adj.)

old form: ciuill
civic, public, city
2H6 I.i.193
Thy late exploits done in the heart of France,Thy late exploits done in the heart of France,exploit (n.)
military action, martial undertaking
2H6 I.i.194
late (adj.)
recent, not long past
When thou wert Regent for our Soueraigne,When thou wert Regent for our sovereign, 2H6 I.i.195
Haue made thee fear'd and honor'd of the people,Have made thee feared and honoured of the people. 2H6 I.i.196
Ioyne we together for the publike good,Join we together for the public good, 2H6 I.i.197
In what we can, to bridle and suppresseIn what we can to bridle and suppress 2H6 I.i.198
The pride of Suffolke, and the Cardinall,The pride of Suffolk and the Cardinal, 2H6 I.i.199
With Somersets and Buckinghams Ambition,With Somerset's and Buckingham's ambition; 2H6 I.i.200
And as we may, cherish Duke Humfries deeds,And, as we may, cherish Duke Humphrey's deedscherish (v.)
support, foster, sustain
2H6 I.i.201
While they do tend the profit of the Land.While they do tend the profit of the land.profit (n.)
welfare, well-being, benefit
2H6 I.i.202
tend (v.)
serve, promote, sustain
So God helpe Warwicke, as he loues the Land,So God help Warwick, as he loves the land 2H6 I.i.203
And common profit of his Countrey.And common profit of his country! 2H6 I.i.204
Yor. YORK 
And so sayes Yorke, / For he hath greatest cause.And so says York – (aside) for he hath greatest cause. 2H6 I.i.205
Salisbury. SALISBURY 
Then lets make hast away, / And looke vnto the maine.Then let's make haste away, and look unto the main.main (n.)

old form: maine
main concern, chief point
2H6 I.i.206
Warwicke. WARWICK 
Vnto the maine? / Oh Father, Maine is lost,Unto the main! O father, Maine is lost! 2H6 I.i.207
That Maine, which by maine force Warwicke did winne,That Maine which by main force Warwick did win,main (adj.)

old form: maine
very great, major, considerable
2H6 I.i.208
force (n.)
opposition, resistance, strength
And would haue kept, so long as breath did last:And would have kept so long as breath did last! 2H6 I.i.209
Main-chance father you meant, but I meant Maine,Main chance, father, you meant; but I meant Maine, 2H6 I.i.210
Which I will win from France, or else be slaine.Which I will win from France or else be slain. 2H6 I.i.211
Exit Warwicke, and Salisbury. Manet Yorke.Exeunt Warwick and Salisbury 2H6 I.i.211
Yorke. YORK 
Aniou and Maine are giuen to the French,Anjou and Maine are given to the French; 2H6 I.i.212
Paris is lost, the state of NormandieParis is lost; the state of Normandy 2H6 I.i.213
Stands on a tickle point, now they are gone:Stands on a tickle point now they are gone.point (n.)
situation, position, juncture
2H6 I.i.214
tickle (adj.)
insecure, precarious, unstable
Suffolke concluded on the Articles,Suffolk concluded on the articles,article (n.)
clause, term, provision
2H6 I.i.215
conclude (v.)
come to terms, reach accord [over]
The Peeres agreed, and Henry was well pleas'd,The peers agreed, and Henry was well pleased 2H6 I.i.216
To change two Dukedomes for a Dukes faire daughter.To change two dukedoms for a duke's fair daughter. 2H6 I.i.217
I cannot blame them all, what is't to them?I cannot blame them all; what is't to them? 2H6 I.i.218
'Tis thine they giue away, and not their owne.'Tis thine they give away, and not their own. 2H6 I.i.219
Pirates may make cheape penyworths of their pillage,Pirates may make cheap pennyworths of their pillagepennyworth, penn'orth (n.)

old form: penyworths
value, rate, price
2H6 I.i.220
And purchase Friends, and giue to Curtezans,And purchase friends and give to courtesans,courtesan, courtezan (n.)
prostitute, strumpet
2H6 I.i.221
Still reuelling like Lords till all be gone,Still revelling like lords till all be gone;still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
2H6 I.i.222
While as the silly Owner of the goodsWhile as the silly owner of the goodssilly (adj.)
helpless, defenceless, vulnerable
2H6 I.i.223
Weepes ouer them, and wrings his haplesse hands,Weeps over them, and wrings his hapless hands,hapless (adj.)

old form: haplesse
luckless, unfortunate, unlucky
2H6 I.i.224
And shakes his head, and trembling stands aloofe,And shakes his head, and trembling stands aloof,aloof (adv.)

old form: aloofe
a short distance away, to one side
2H6 I.i.225
While all is shar'd, and all is borne away,While all is shared and all is borne away, 2H6 I.i.226
Ready to sterue, and dare not touch his owne.Ready to starve, and dare not touch his own.starve (v.)

old form: sterue
die, perish
2H6 I.i.227
So Yorke must sit, and fret, and bite his tongue,So York must sit and fret and bite his tongue,bite one's tongue
stay silent, repress speech
2H6 I.i.228
While his owne Lands are bargain'd for, and sold:While his own lands are bargained for and sold. 2H6 I.i.229
Me thinkes the Realmes of England, France, & Ireland,Methinks the realms of England, France, and Irelandmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
2H6 I.i.230
Beare that proportion to my flesh and blood,Bear that proportion to my flesh and bloodproportion (n.)
relation, connection, link
2H6 I.i.231
As did the fatall brand Althaa burnt,As did the fatal brand Althaea burntAlthaea (n.)
[al'thaya] mother of Meleager, whose life-span was determined by the preservation of a magic log; when Althaea burnt the log on a fire, Meleager died
2H6 I.i.232
Vnto the Princes heart of Calidon:Unto the Prince's heart of Calydon. 2H6 I.i.233
Aniou and Maine both giuen vnto theFrench?Anjou and Maine both given unto the French! 2H6 I.i.234
Cold newes for me: for I had hope of France,Cold news for me; for I had hope of France,cold (adj.)
bad, unwelcome, disagreeable
2H6 I.i.235
Euen as I haue of fertile Englands soile.Even as I have of fertile England's soil. 2H6 I.i.236
A day will come, when Yorke shall claime his owne,A day will come when York shall claim his own, 2H6 I.i.237
And therefore I will take the Neuils parts,And therefore I will take the Nevils' parts 2H6 I.i.238
And make a shew of loue to proud Duke Humfrey,And make a show of love to proud Duke Humphrey,show (n.)

old form: shew
appearance, exhibition, display
2H6 I.i.239
And when I spy aduantage, claime the Crowne,And, when I spy advantage, claim the crown,advantage (n.)

old form: aduantage
right moment, favourable opportunity
2H6 I.i.240
For that's the Golden marke I seeke to hit:For that's the golden mark I seek to hit.mark (n.)

old form: marke
target, goal, aim
2H6 I.i.241
Nor shall proud Lancaster vsurpe my right,Nor shall proud Lancaster usurp my right, 2H6 I.i.242
Nor hold the Scepter in his childish Fist,Nor hold the sceptre in his childish fist, 2H6 I.i.243
Nor weare the Diadem vpon his head,Nor wear the diadem upon his head,diadem (n.)
crown, sovereign power
2H6 I.i.244
Whose Church-like humors fits not for a Crowne.Whose church-like humours fits not for a crown.church-like (adj.)
pious, devout, devotional
2H6 I.i.245
humour (n.)

old form: humors
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
Then Yorke be still a-while, till time do serue:Then, York, be still awhile till time do serve;still (adj.)
silent, quiet
2H6 I.i.246
Watch thou, and wake when others be asleepe,Watch thou, and wake when others be asleep,watch (v.)
stay awake, keep vigil
2H6 I.i.247
To prie into the secrets of the State,To pry into the secrets of the state, 2H6 I.i.248
Till Henrie surfetting in ioyes of loue,Till Henry, surfeiting in joys of lovesurfeit (v.)

old form: surfetting
feed to excess, over-indulge, glut
2H6 I.i.249
With his new Bride, & Englands deere bought Queen,With his new bride and England's dear-bought queen, 2H6 I.i.250
And Humfrey with the Peeres be falne at iarres:And Humphrey with the peers be fallen at jars.jar / jars, at

old form: iarres
in / into conflict, in / into a state of dissension
2H6 I.i.251
Then will I raise aloft the Milke-white-Rose,Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose, 2H6 I.i.252
With whose sweet smell the Ayre shall be perfum'd,With whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed, 2H6 I.i.253
And in in my Standard beare the Armes of Yorke,And in my standard bear the arms of York,standard (n.)
flag, ensign
2H6 I.i.254
arms (n.)

old form: Armes
To grapple with the house of Lancaster,To grapple with the house of Lancaster; 2H6 I.i.255
And force perforce Ile make him yeeld the Crowne,And force perforce I'll make him yield the crown,force perforce
with violent compulsion
2H6 I.i.256
Whose bookish Rule, hath pull'd faire England downe.Whose bookish rule hath pulled fair England down.bookish (adj.)
of mere book-learning, obtained only from books, scholarly
2H6 I.i.257
Exit Yorke.Exit 2H6 I.i.257
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