Henry VIII
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Noyse and Tumult within: Enter Porter and his man.Noise and tumult within. Enter Porter and his Mananon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyH8 V.iv.1
Port. PORTER 
You'l leaue your noyse anon ye Rascals: doe you You'll leave your noise anon, ye rascals. Do you H8 V.iv.1
take the Court for Parish Garden: ye rude Slaues, leaue take the court for Parish Garden? Ye rude slaves, leaverude (adj.)uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefinedH8 V.iv.2
leave (v.)
old form: leaue
cease, stop, give up
your gaping.your gaping.gaping (n.)bawling, shouting, yellingH8 V.iv.3
SERVANT  
Within. (within) H8 V.iv.4
Good M. Porter I belong to Good master porter, I belong to H8 V.iv.4
th'Larder.th' larder.larder (n.)pantry, provision roomH8 V.iv.5
Port. PORTER 
Belong to th'Gallowes, and be hang'd ye Rogue:Belong to th' gallows, and be hanged, ye rogue! H8 V.iv.6
Is this a place to roare in? Fetch me a dozen Crab-treeIs this a place to roar in? Fetch me a dozen crab-treecrab-tree (n./adj.)crab-apple treeH8 V.iv.7
staues, and strong ones; these are but switches to 'em:staves, and strong ones: these are but switches to 'em.switch (n.)twig, thin shootH8 V.iv.8
Ile scratch your heads; you must be seeing Christenings?I'll scratch your heads. You must be seeing christenings? H8 V.iv.9
Do you looke for Ale, and Cakes heere, you rudeDo you look for ale and cakes here, you rude H8 V.iv.10
Raskalls?rascals? H8 V.iv.11
Man. MAN 
Pray Sir be patient; 'tis as much impossible,Pray, sir, be patient. 'Tis as much impossible, H8 V.iv.12
Vnlesse wee sweepe 'em from the dore with Cannons,Unless we sweep 'em from the door with cannons, H8 V.iv.13
To scatter 'em, as 'tis to make 'em sleepeTo scatter 'em as 'tis to make 'em sleep H8 V.iv.14
On May-day Morning, which will neuer be:On May-day morning; which will never be. H8 V.iv.15
We may as well push against Powles as stirre 'em.We may as well push against Paul's as stir 'em.Paul's (n.)St Paul's Cathedral, LondonH8 V.iv.16
Por. PORTER 
How got they in, and be hang'd?How got they in, and be hanged? H8 V.iv.17
Man. MAN 
Alas I know not, how gets the Tide in?Alas, I know not. How gets the tide in? H8 V.iv.18
As much as one sound Cudgell of foure foote,As much as one sound cudgel of four foot –  H8 V.iv.19
(You see the poore remainder) could distribute,You see the poor remainder – could distribute, H8 V.iv.20
I made no spare Sir.I made no spare, sir. H8 V.iv.21.1
Port. PORTER 
You did nothing Sir.You did nothing, sir. H8 V.iv.21.2
Man. MAN 
I am not Sampson, nor Sir Guy, nor Colebrand,I am not Samson, nor Sir Guy, nor Colbrand,Colbrand (n.)medieval Danish champion giant, killed by Sir Guy of Warwick at WinchesterH8 V.iv.22
Samson (n.)in the Bible, a judge, possessor of legendary strength
Guy, Sirlegendary hero of Warwick, whose last great act was to kill the giant Colbrand
To mow 'em downe before me: but if I spar'd anyTo mow 'em down before me; but if I spared any H8 V.iv.23
That had a head to hit, either young or old,That had a head to hit, either young or old, H8 V.iv.24
He or shee, Cuckold or Cuckold-maker:He or she, cuckold or cuckold-maker,cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wifeH8 V.iv.25
cuckold-maker (n.)seducer of a married woman
Let me ne're hope to see a Chine againe,Let me ne'er hope to see a chine again – chine (n.)[of meat] joint, portion, pieceH8 V.iv.26
And that I would not for a Cow, God saue her.And that I would not for a cow, God save her! H8 V.iv.27
SERVANT  
Within. (within) H8 V.iv.28
Do you heare M. Porter?Do you hear, master porter? H8 V.iv.28
Port. PORTER 
I shall be with you presently, good M. I shall be with you presently, good masterpresently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceH8 V.iv.29
Puppy, / Keepe the dore close Sirha.puppy. Keep the door close, sirrah.sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]H8 V.iv.30
close (adj.)closed, shut
Man. MAN 
What would you haue me doe?What would you have me do? H8 V.iv.31
Por. PORTER 
What should you doe, / But knock 'em downe by What should you do, but knock 'em down by H8 V.iv.32
th'dozens? Is this More fields to muster in? Or haue wee th' dozens? Is this Moorfields to muster in? Or have weMoorfields (n.)site once used for training militia, near Moorgte, London; later, a popular parkH8 V.iv.33
some strange Indian with the great Toole, come to Court, some strange Indian with the great tool come to court,Indian (n.)American IndianH8 V.iv.34
strange (adj.)foreign, alien, from abroad
tool (n.)
old form: Toole
penis
the women so besiege vs? Blesse me, what a fry of the women so besiege us? Bless me, what a fry offry (n.)brood, offspring, progenyH8 V.iv.35
Fornication is at dore? On my Christian Conscience this fornication is at door! On my Christian conscience, this H8 V.iv.36
one Christening will beget a thousand, here will bee one christening will beget a thousand: here will be H8 V.iv.37
Father, God-father, and all together. father, godfather, and all together. H8 V.iv.38
Man. MAN 
The Spoones will be the bigger Sir: There is a fellow The spoons will be the bigger, sir. There is a fellowspoon (n.)
old form: Spoones
christening spoon [given as a gift]
H8 V.iv.39
somewhat neere the doore, he should be a Brasier by his somewhat near the door, he should be a brazier by hisbrazier (n.)
old form: Brasier
brass-worker
H8 V.iv.40
face, for o' my conscience twenty of the Dog-dayes now face, for, o'my conscience, twenty of the dog-days nowdog-days (n.)
old form: Dog-dayes
hottest days of the year [associated with the astrological position of Sirius, the Dog-star]
H8 V.iv.41
reigne in's Nose; all that stand about him are vnder the reign in's nose; all that stand about him are under the H8 V.iv.42
Line, they need no other pennance: that Fire-Drake did I line, they need no other penance. That fire-drake did Iline (n.)equatorH8 V.iv.43
fire-drake (n.)fiery being, dragon, man with a fiery nose
hit three times on the head, and three times was his hit three times on the head, and three times was his H8 V.iv.44
Nose discharged against mee; hee stands there like a nose discharged against me; he stands there like a H8 V.iv.45
Morter-piece to blow vs. There was a Habberdashers mortar-piece, to blow us. There was a haberdasher'sblow (v.)blow up, explode onH8 V.iv.46
mortar-piece (n.)
old form: Morter-piece
type of small high-firing cannon
haberdasher (n.)
old form: Habberdashers
dealer in small articles relating to clothing
Wife of small wit, neere him, that rail'd vpon me, till her wife of small wit near him, that railed upon me till herwit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityH8 V.iv.47
rail (v.)
old form: rail'd
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
pinck'd porrenger fell off her head, for kindling such a pinked porringer fell off her head, for kindling such apinked (adj.)
old form: pinck'd
ornamented with perforations, pierced, scalloped
H8 V.iv.48
porringer (n.)
old form: porrenger
hat shaped like a pudding basin or soup-bowl
combustion in the State. I mist the Meteor once, and combustion in the state. I missed the meteor once, and H8 V.iv.49
hit that Woman, who cryed out Clubbes, when I might hit that woman, who cried out ‘ Clubs!’, when I mightclubs (int.)
old form: Clubbes
cry calling apprentices to rally round in a fight
H8 V.iv.50
see from farre, some forty Truncheoners draw to her see from far some forty truncheoners draw to hertruncheoner (n.)club-wielder, cudgel-carrierH8 V.iv.51
succour, which were the hope o'th'Strond where shesuccour, which were the hope o'th' Strand, where sheStrand (n.)London street of fashionable merchants; also, of apprenticesH8 V.iv.52
succour (n.)help, assistance, aid
was quartered; they fell on, I made good my place; atwas quartered. They fell on; I made good my place. Atfall on (v.)join a fray, attack in forceH8 V.iv.53
length they came to th'broome staffe to me, I defide 'emlength they came to th' broomstaff to me; I defied 'embroomstaff (n.)
old form: broome staffe
broomstick
H8 V.iv.54
stil, when sodainly a File of Boyes behind 'em, loose still; when suddenly a file of boys behind 'em, looseloose shotmarksman not attached to a companyH8 V.iv.55
shot, deliuer'd such a showre of Pibbles, that I was faine shot, delivered such a shower of pebbles that I was fainfain (adj.)
old form: faine
obliged, forced, compelled
H8 V.iv.56
to draw mine Honour in, and let 'em win the Worke, theto draw mine honour in, and let 'em win the work. Thework (n.)
old form: Worke
fort, barricade
H8 V.iv.57
Diuell was amongst 'em I thinke surely.devil was amongst 'em, I think, surely. H8 V.iv.58
Por. PORTER 
These are the youths that thunder at a Playhouse,These are the youths that thunder at a playhouse, H8 V.iv.59
and fight for bitten Apples, that no Audience but theand fight for bitten apples, that no audience but the H8 V.iv.60
tribulation of Tower Hill, or the Limbes of Limehouse,tribulation of Tower Hill or the limbs of Limehouse,Tower Hillsite of the Tower of London scaffold, where executions drew crowds of spectatorsH8 V.iv.61
Limehouse (n.)London riverside area named after the lime-kilns there which processed chalk from Kent
tribulation (n.)trouble-maker, pest, mischief-maker
their deare Brothers are able to endure. I haue some oftheir dear brothers, are able to endure. I have some of H8 V.iv.62
'em in Limbo Patrum, and there they are like to dance'em in Limbo Patrum, and there they are like to dancelike (adv.)likely, probable / probablyH8 V.iv.63
limbo patrumlimbo [temporary home of departed spirits between heaven and hell] of the fathers: gaol, imprisonment
these three dayes; besides the running Banquet of twothese three days, besides the running banquet of twobanquet, runninglight meal taken hurriedly, quickly served repastH8 V.iv.64
banquet, banket (n.)refreshments, light meal, dessert
Beadles, that is to come.beadles that is to come.beadle (n.)parish constableH8 V.iv.65
Enter Lord Chamberlaine.Enter the Lord Chamberlain H8 V.iv.66
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
Mercy o' me: what a Multitude are heere?Mercy o' me, what a multitude are here! H8 V.iv.66
They grow still too; from all Parts they are comming,They grow still, too; from all parts they are coming,still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyH8 V.iv.67
As if we kept a Faire heere? Where are these Porters?As if we kept a fair here! Where are these porters, H8 V.iv.68
These lazy knaues? Y'haue made a fine hand fellowes?These lazy knaves? You've made a fine hand, fellows!hand (n.)handiwork, job, workH8 V.iv.69
knave (n.)
old form: knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Theres a trim rabble let in: are all theseThere's a trim rabble let in: are all thesetrim (adj.)fine, excellent, smartH8 V.iv.70
Your faithfull friends o'th'Suburbs? We shall haueYour faithful friends o'th' suburbs? We shall havesuburbs (n.)(plural) parts of a city lying outside the walls [reputed for lawlessness]H8 V.iv.71
Great store of roome no doubt, left for the Ladies,Great store of room, no doubt, left for the ladies, H8 V.iv.72
When they passe backe from the Christening?When they pass back from the christening. H8 V.iv.73.1
Por. PORTER 
And't please your Honour,An't please your honour, H8 V.iv.73.2
We are but men; and what so many may doe,We are but men, and what so many may do, H8 V.iv.74
Not being torne a pieces, we haue done:Not being torn a-pieces, we have done. H8 V.iv.75
An Army cannot rule 'em.An army cannot rule 'em. H8 V.iv.76.1
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
As I liue,As I live, H8 V.iv.76.2
If the King blame me for't; Ile lay ye allIf the King blame me for't, I'll lay ye alllay (v.)apply, place, putH8 V.iv.77
By th'heeles, and sodainly: and on your headsBy th' heels, and suddenly; and on your heads H8 V.iv.78
Clap round Fines for neglect: y'are lazy knaues,Clap round fines for neglect.You're lazy knaves,clap (v.)put smartly, place promptly, set effectivelyH8 V.iv.79
round (adj.)heavy, substantial
And heere ye lye baiting of Bombards, whenAnd here ye lie baiting of bombards, whenbait (v.)drink, take refreshmentH8 V.iv.80
bombard, bumbard (n.)large leather wine-jug
Ye should doe Seruice. Ye should do service. H8 V.iv.81.1
Trumpetsservice (n.)
old form: Seruice
employment, situation as a servant
H8 V.iv.81
Harke the Trumpets sound,Hark! The trumpets sound; H8 V.iv.81.2
Th'are come already from the Christening,They're come already from the christening. H8 V.iv.82
Go breake among the preasse, and finde away outGo break among the press, and find a way outpress (n.)
old form: preasse
crowd, throng
H8 V.iv.83
To let the Troope passe fairely; or Ile findeTo let the troop pass fairly, or I'll find H8 V.iv.84
A Marshallsey, shall hold ye play these two Monthes.A Marshalsea shall hold ye play these two months.Marshalsea (n.)debtor's prison in Southwark, LondonH8 V.iv.85
Por. PORTER 
Make way there, for the Princesse.Make way there for the Princess. H8 V.iv.86.1
Man. MAN 
You great fellow,You great fellow, H8 V.iv.86.2
Stand close vp, or Ile make your head ake.Stand close up, or I'll make your head ache. H8 V.iv.87
Por. PORTER 
You i'th'Chamblet, get vp o'th'raile,You i'th' camlet, get up o'th' rail;camlet, chamblet (n.)garment made of fine clothH8 V.iv.88
Ile pecke you o're the pales else. I'll peck you o'er the pales else.pale (n.)fence, paling, enclosureH8 V.iv.89
peck (v.)
old form: pecke
pitch, throw, fling
Exeunt.Exeunt H8 V.iv.89
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