Henry V

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Enter the King, Humfrey, Bedford, Clarence,Enter the King, Gloucester, Bedford, Clarence, H5 I.ii.1.1
Warwick, Westmerland, and ExeterExeter, Warwick, Westmorland, and attendants H5 I.ii.1.2
Where is my gracious Lord of Canterbury? Where is my gracious Lord of Canterbury? H5 I.ii.1
Not here in presence. Not here in presence.presence (n.)
attendance, state of being present
H5 I.ii.2.1
Send for him, good Vnckle. Send for him, good uncle. H5 I.ii.2.2
Shall we call in th' Ambassador, my Liege? Shall we call in th' ambassador, my liege?liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
H5 I.ii.3
Not yet, my Cousin: we would be resolu'd, Not yet, my cousin; we would be resolved,resolve (v.)

old form: resolu'd
satisfy, free from doubt
H5 I.ii.4
Before we heare him, of some things of weight, Before we hear him, of some things of weight H5 I.ii.5
That taske our thoughts, concerning vs and France. That task our thoughts, concerning us and France. H5 I.ii.6
Enter two Bishops.Enter the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop H5 I.ii.7.1
of Ely H5 I.ii.7.2
God and his Angels guard your sacred Throne, God and His angels guard your sacred throne,sacred (adj.)
consecrated, hallowed, sanctified
H5 I.ii.7
And make you long become it. And make you long become it!become (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
H5 I.ii.8.1
Sure we thanke you. Sure, we thank you. H5 I.ii.8.2
My learned Lord, we pray you to proceed, My learned lord, we pray you to proceed, H5 I.ii.9
And iustly and religiously vnfold, And justly and religiously unfold H5 I.ii.10
Why the Law Salike, that they haue in France, Why the law Salic that they have in FranceSalic, Salique (adj.)

old form: Salike
name of a law stating that the French crown could be passed on only by males
H5 I.ii.11
Or should or should not barre vs in our Clayme: Or should or should not bar us in our claim. H5 I.ii.12
And God forbid, my deare and faithfull Lord, And God forbid, my dear and faithful lord, H5 I.ii.13
That you should fashion, wrest, or bow your reading, That you should fashion, wrest, or bow your reading,wrest (v.)
distort, twist, strain
H5 I.ii.14
bow (v.)
make to bend, cause to bend
Or nicely charge your vnderstanding Soule, Or nicely charge your understanding soulcharge (v.)
overload, overburden, weigh down
H5 I.ii.15
nicely (adv.)
subtly, triflingly, fancifully
With opening Titles miscreate, whose right With opening titles miscreate, whose rightmiscreate (adj.)
wrongly created, illegitimate
H5 I.ii.16
title (n.)
[legal] right, claim, entitlement
Sutes not in natiue colours with the truth: Suits not in native colours with the truth;suit (v.)

old form: Sutes
match, compare, equate
H5 I.ii.17
colour (n.)
semblance, outward appearance, character
For God doth know, how many now in health, For God doth know how many now in health H5 I.ii.18
Shall drop their blood, in approbation Shall drop their blood in approbationapprobation (n.)
proving true, putting to the test, support
H5 I.ii.19
Of what your reuerence shall incite vs to. Of what your reverence shall incite us to.incite (v.)
urge, prompt, summon
H5 I.ii.20
Therefore take heed how you impawne our Person, Therefore take heed how you impawn our person,impawn (v.)

old form: impawne
pledge as security, put in pawn, commit
H5 I.ii.21
How you awake our sleeping Sword of Warre; How you awake our sleeping sword of war. H5 I.ii.22
We charge you in the Name of God take heed: We charge you in the name of God, take heed; H5 I.ii.23
For neuer two such Kingdomes did contend, For never two such kingdoms did contendcontend (v.)
fight, engage in combat, struggle
H5 I.ii.24
Without much fall of blood, whose guiltlesse drops Without much fall of blood, whose guiltless drops H5 I.ii.25
Are euery one, a Woe, a sore Complaint, Are every one a woe, a sore complaintsore (adj.)
serious, grievous, grave
H5 I.ii.26
'Gainst him, whose wrongs giues edge vnto the Swords, 'Gainst him whose wrongs gives edge unto the swordswrong (n.)
wrong-doing, wrongful gain, unjust claim
H5 I.ii.27
That makes such waste in briefe mortalitie. That makes such waste in brief mortality. H5 I.ii.28
Vnder this Coniuration, speake my Lord: Under this conjuration speak, my lord,conjuration (n.)

old form: Coniuration
entreaty, injunction, solemn appeal
H5 I.ii.29
For we will heare, note, and beleeue in heart, For we will hear, note, and believe in heart H5 I.ii.30
That what you speake, is in your Conscience washt, That what you speak is in your conscience washed H5 I.ii.31
As pure as sinne with Baptisme. As pure as sin with baptism. H5 I.ii.32
Then heare me gracious Soueraign, & you Peers, Then hear me, gracious sovereign, and you peers, H5 I.ii.33
That owe your selues, your liues, and seruices, That owe yourselves, your lives, and services H5 I.ii.34
To this Imperiall Throne. There is no barre To this imperial throne. There is no bar H5 I.ii.35
To make against your Highnesse Clayme to France, To make against your highness' claim to France H5 I.ii.36
But this which they produce from Pharamond, But this, which they produce from Pharamond:Pharamond (n.)
[pron: 'faramond] legendary king of the Salian Franks
H5 I.ii.37
In terram Salicam Mulieres ne succedant, In terram Salicam mulieres ne succedant ’ – in terram...
no woman shall succeed in Salic land
H5 I.ii.38
No Woman shall succeed in Salike Land: ‘ No woman shall succeed in Salic land;’ H5 I.ii.39
Which Salike Land, the French vniustly gloze Which Salic land the French unjustly glozegloze (v.)
gloss, interpret
H5 I.ii.40
To be the Realme of France, and Pharamond To be the realm of France, and Pharamond H5 I.ii.41
The founder of this Law, and Female Barre. The founder of this law and female bar. H5 I.ii.42
Yet their owne Authors faithfully affirme, Yet their own authors faithfully affirm H5 I.ii.43
That the Land Salike is in Germanie, That the land Salic is in Germany, H5 I.ii.44
Betweene the Flouds of Sala and of Elue: Between the floods of Sala and of Elbe; H5 I.ii.45
Where Charles the Great hauing subdu'd the Saxons, Where Charles the Great, having subdued the Saxons, H5 I.ii.46
There left behind and settled certaine French: There left behind and settled certain French, H5 I.ii.47
Who holding in disdaine the German Women, Who, holding in disdain the German women H5 I.ii.48
For some dishonest manners of their life, For some dishonest manners of their life,dishonest (adj.)
indecent, unchaste, immodest, lewd
H5 I.ii.49
Establisht then this Law; to wit, No Female Established then this law: to wit, no female H5 I.ii.50
Should be Inheritrix in Salike Land: Should be inheritrix in Salic land;inheritrix (n.)
female inheritor, heiress
H5 I.ii.51
Which Salike (as I said) 'twixt Elue and Sala, Which Salic, as I said, 'twixt Elbe and Sala, H5 I.ii.52
Is at this day in Germanie, call'd Meisen. Is at this day in Germany called Meisen. H5 I.ii.53
Then doth it well appeare, the Salike Law Then doth it well appear the Salic law H5 I.ii.54
Was not deuised for the Realme of France: Was not devised for the realm of France; H5 I.ii.55
Nor did the French possesse the Salike Land, Nor did the French possess the Salic land H5 I.ii.56
Vntill foure hundred one and twentie yeeres Until four hundred one-and-twenty years H5 I.ii.57
After defunction of King Pharamond, After defunction of King Pharamond,defunction (n.)
death, decease
H5 I.ii.58
Idly suppos'd the founder of this Law, Idly supposed the founder of this law, H5 I.ii.59
Who died within the yeere of our Redemption, Who died within the year of our redemption H5 I.ii.60
Foure hundred twentie six: and Charles the Great Four hundred twenty-six; and Charles the Great H5 I.ii.61
Subdu'd the Saxons, and did seat the French Subdued the Saxons, and did seat the Frenchseat (v.)
settle, establish
H5 I.ii.62
Beyond the Riuer Sala, in the yeere Beyond the river Sala, in the year H5 I.ii.63
Eight hundred fiue. Besides, their Writers say, Eight hundred five. Besides, their writers say, H5 I.ii.64
King Pepin, which deposed Childerike, King Pepin, which deposed Childeric,Pepin, Pippen (n.)
king of the Franks in 8th-c
H5 I.ii.65
Did as Heire Generall, being descended Did, as heir general, being descendedheir general (n.)

old form: Heire Generall
heir from either male or female lines
H5 I.ii.66
Of Blithild, which was Daughter to King Clothair, Of Blithild, which was daughter to King Clothair, H5 I.ii.67
Make Clayme and Title to the Crowne of France. Make claim and title to the crown of France. H5 I.ii.68
Hugh Capet also, who vsurpt the Crowne Hugh Capet also – who usurped the crown H5 I.ii.69
Of Charles the Duke of Loraine, sole Heire male Of Charles the Duke of Lorraine, sole heir male H5 I.ii.70
Of the true Line and Stock of Charles the Great: Of the true line and stock of Charles the Great –  H5 I.ii.71
To find his Title with some shewes of truth, To find his title with some shows of truth,show (n.)

old form: shewes
appearance, exhibition, display
H5 I.ii.72
find (v.)
furnish, provide, supply
title (n.)
[legal] right, claim, entitlement
Though in pure truth it was corrupt and naught, Though in pure truth it was corrupt and naught, H5 I.ii.73
Conuey'd himselfe as th' Heire to th' Lady Lingare, Conveyed himself as th' heir to th' Lady Lingare,convey (v.)

old form: Conuey'd
pass off, give out, pretend
H5 I.ii.74
Daughter to Charlemaine, who was the Sonne Daughter to Charlemain, who was the sonCharlemain (n.)
[pron: 'shahluhmayn] Charlemagne, king of the Franks in 768–814; great patron of learning
H5 I.ii.75
To Lewes the Emperour, and Lewes the Sonne To Lewis the Emperor, and Lewis the son H5 I.ii.76
Of Charles the Great: also King Lewes the Tenth, Of Charles the Great. Also King Lewis the Tenth, H5 I.ii.77
Who was sole Heire to the Vsurper Capet, Who was sole heir to the usurper Capet, H5 I.ii.78
Could not keepe quiet in his conscience, Could not keep quiet in his conscience, H5 I.ii.79
Wearing the Crowne of France, 'till satisfied, Wearing the crown of France, till satisfied H5 I.ii.80
That faire Queene Isabel, his Grandmother, That fair Queen Isabel, his grandmother, H5 I.ii.81
Was Lineall of the Lady Ermengare, Was lineal of the Lady Ermengare,lineal (adj.)

old form: Lineall
lineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
H5 I.ii.82
Daughter to Charles the foresaid Duke of Loraine: Daughter to Charles the foresaid Duke of Lorraine: H5 I.ii.83
By the which Marriage, the Lyne of Charles the Great By the which marriage the line of Charles the Great H5 I.ii.84
Was re-vnited to the Crowne of France. Was re-united to the crown of France. H5 I.ii.85
So, that as cleare as is the Summers Sunne, So that, as clear as is the summer's sun, H5 I.ii.86
King Pepins Title, and Hugh Capets Clayme, King Pepin's title, and Hugh Capet's claim, H5 I.ii.87
King Lewes his satisfaction, all appeare King Lewis his satisfaction, all appearappear (v.)

old form: appeare
be plain, become apparent
H5 I.ii.88
To hold in Right and Title of the Female: To hold in right and title of the female; H5 I.ii.89
So doe the Kings of France vnto this day. So do the kings of France unto this day, H5 I.ii.90
Howbeit, they would hold vp this Salique Law, Howbeit they would hold up this Salic lawSalic, Salique (adj.)
name of a law stating that the French crown could be passed on only by males
H5 I.ii.91
howbeit (conj.)
although, though
To barre your Highnesse clayming from the Female, To bar your highness claiming from the female, H5 I.ii.92
And rather chuse to hide them in a Net, And rather choose to hide them in a net H5 I.ii.93
Then amply to imbarre their crooked Titles, Than amply to imbare their crooked titlescrooked (adj.)
false, wrongful, illegal
H5 I.ii.94
imbar, imbare (v.)

old form: imbarre
[unclear meaning] bar, exclude; reveal, demonstrate
Vsurpt from you and your Progenitors. Usurped from you and your progenitors. H5 I.ii.95
May I with right and conscience make this claim? May I with right and conscience make this claim? H5 I.ii.96
The sinne vpon my head, dread Soueraigne: The sin upon my head, dread sovereign!dread (adj.)
revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
H5 I.ii.97
For in the Booke of Numbers is it writ, For in the book of Numbers is it writ, H5 I.ii.98
When the man dyes, let the Inheritance When the man dies, let the inheritance H5 I.ii.99
Descend vnto the Daughter. Gracious Lord, Descend unto the daughter. Gracious lord, H5 I.ii.100
Stand for your owne, vnwind your bloody Flagge, Stand for your own, unwind your bloody flag,stand for (v.)
defend, uphold, protect, support
H5 I.ii.101
bloody (adj.)
portending bloodshed; or: blood-red, scarlet
Looke back into your mightie Ancestors: Look back into your mighty ancestors. H5 I.ii.102
Goe my dread Lord, to your great Grandsires Tombe, Go, my dread lord, to your great-grandsire's tomb,dread (adj.)
revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
H5 I.ii.103
From whom you clayme; inuoke his Warlike Spirit, From whom you claim; invoke his warlike spirit, H5 I.ii.104
And your Great Vnckles, Edward the Black Prince, And your great-uncle's, Edward the Black Prince, H5 I.ii.105
Who on the French ground play'd a Tragedie, Who on the French ground played a tragedy, H5 I.ii.106
Making defeat on the full Power of France: Making defeat on the full power of France,power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
H5 I.ii.107
Whiles his most mightie Father on a Hill Whiles his most mighty father on a hill H5 I.ii.108
Stood smiling, to behold his Lyons Whelpe Stood smiling to behold his lion's whelp H5 I.ii.109
Forrage in blood of French Nobilitie. Forage in blood of French nobility.forage (v.)

old form: Forrage
eat greedily, glut oneself [on]
H5 I.ii.110
O Noble English, that could entertaine O noble English, that could entertainentertain (v.)

old form: entertaine
treat, deal with, handle
H5 I.ii.111
With halfe their Forces, the full pride of France, With half their forces the full pride of France, H5 I.ii.112
And let another halfe stand laughing by, And let another half stand laughing by, H5 I.ii.113
All out of worke, and cold for action. All out of work and cold for action! H5 I.ii.114
Awake remembrance of these valiant dead, Awake remembrance of these valiant dead,remembrance (n.)
memory, bringing to mind, recollection
H5 I.ii.115
And with your puissant Arme renew their Feats; And with your puissant arm renew their feats.puissant (adj.)
powerful, mighty, strong
H5 I.ii.116
You are their Heire, you sit vpon their Throne: You are their heir, you sit upon their throne, H5 I.ii.117
The Blood and Courage that renowned them, The blood and courage that renowned themrenown (v.)
bring renown to, make famous
H5 I.ii.118
Runs in your Veines: and my thrice-puissant Liege Runs in your veins; and my thrice-puissant liegethrice-puissant (adj.)
most [three times] powerful, most mighty
H5 I.ii.119
Is in the very May-Morne of his Youth, Is in the very May-morn of his youth, H5 I.ii.120
Ripe for Exploits and mightie Enterprises. Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprises. H5 I.ii.121
Your Brother Kings and Monarchs of the Earth Your brother kings and monarchs of the earth H5 I.ii.122
Doe all expect, that you should rowse your selfe, Do all expect that you should rouse yourself, H5 I.ii.123
As did the former Lyons of your Blood. As did the former lions of your blood. H5 I.ii.124
They know your Grace hath cause, and means, and might; They know your grace hath cause and means and might –  H5 I.ii.125
So hath your Highnesse: neuer King of England So hath your highness. Never King of England H5 I.ii.126
Had Nobles richer, and more loyall Subiects, Had nobles richer and more loyal subjects, H5 I.ii.127
Whose hearts haue left their bodyes here in England, Whose hearts have left their bodies here in England H5 I.ii.128
And lye pauillion'd in the fields of France. And lie pavilioned in the fields of France.pavilioned (adj.)

old form: pauillion'd
in ceremonial tents
H5 I.ii.129
O let their bodyes follow my deare Liege O, let their bodies follow, my dear liege, H5 I.ii.130
With Bloods, and Sword and Fire, to win your Right: With blood and sword and fire to win your right! H5 I.ii.131
In ayde whereof, we of the Spiritualtie In aid whereof we of the spiritualtyspiritualty (n.)

old form: Spiritualtie
spiritual body, ecclesiastical estate
H5 I.ii.132
Will rayse your Highnesse such a mightie Summe, Will raise your highness such a mighty sum H5 I.ii.133
As neuer did the Clergie at one time As never did the clergy at one time H5 I.ii.134
Bring in to any of your Ancestors. Bring in to any of your ancestors. H5 I.ii.135
We must not onely arme t'inuade the French, We must not only arm t' invade the French H5 I.ii.136
But lay downe our proportions, to defend But lay down our proportions to defendproportion (n.)
(plural) military material, forces and supplies needed for war
H5 I.ii.137
lay down (v.)

old form: downe
formulate, work out, estimate
Against the Scot, who will make roade vpon vs, Against the Scot, who will make road upon usroad (n.)

old form: roade
inroad, raid, incursion
H5 I.ii.138
With all aduantages. With all advantages. H5 I.ii.139
They of those Marches, gracious Soueraign, They of those marches, gracious sovereign,march (n.)
border region, frontier
H5 I.ii.140
Shall be a Wall sufficient to defend Shall be a wall sufficient to defend H5 I.ii.141
Our in-land from the pilfering Borderers. Our inland from the pilfering borderers. H5 I.ii.142
We do not meane the coursing snatchers onely, We do not mean the coursing snatchers only,snatcher (n.)
raider, thief, robber
H5 I.ii.143
coursing (adj.)
[hare-coursing] chasing, pursuing
But feare the maine intendment of the Scot, But fear the main intendment of the Scot,intendment (n.)
intent, intention, purpose
H5 I.ii.144
Who hath been still a giddy neighbour to vs: Who hath been still a giddy neighbour to us;still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
H5 I.ii.145
giddy (adj.)
frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
For you shall reade, that my great Grandfather For you shall read that my great-grandfather H5 I.ii.146
Neuer went with his forces into France, Never went with his forces into France H5 I.ii.147
But that the Scot, on his vnfurnisht Kingdome, But that the Scot on his unfurnished kingdomunfurnished (adj.)

old form: vnfurnisht
unprepared, unequipped, unprotected
H5 I.ii.148
Came pouring like the Tyde into a breach, Came pouring, like the tide into a breach, H5 I.ii.149
With ample and brim fulnesse of his force, With ample and brim fulness of his force, H5 I.ii.150
Galling the gleaned Land with hot Assayes, Galling the gleaned land with hot assays,gall (v.)
injure, harm, wound
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gleaned (adj.)
stripped, depleted, emptied
assay (n.)

old form: Assayes
assault, attack, incursion
Girding with grieuous siege, Castles and Townes: Girding with grievous siege castles and towns;gird (v.)
encircle, surround, ring
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That England being emptie of defence, That England, being empty of defence, H5 I.ii.153
Hath shooke and trembled at th' ill neighbourhood. Hath shook and trembled at th' ill neighbourhood.ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
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neighbourhood (n.)
neighbourly conduct, neighbourliness
She hath bin thẽ more fear'd thẽ harm'd, my Liege: She hath been then more feared than harmed, my liege;feared (adj.)

old form: fear'd
infused with fear, full of fear, frightened
H5 I.ii.155
For heare her but exampl'd by her selfe, For hear her but exampled by herself:exampled (adj.)

old form: exampl'd
exemplified, illustrated, instantiated
H5 I.ii.156
When all her Cheualrie hath been in France, When all her chivalry hath been in France,chivalry (n.)

old form: Cheualrie
knights, men-at-arms
H5 I.ii.157
And shee a mourning Widdow of her Nobles, And she a mourning widow of her nobles, H5 I.ii.158
Shee hath her selfe not onely well defended, She hath herself not only well defended H5 I.ii.159
But taken and impounded as a Stray, But taken and impounded as a straystray (n.)
stray animal
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The King of Scots: whom shee did send to France, The King of Scots, whom she did send to France H5 I.ii.161
To fill King Edwards fame with prisoner Kings, To fill King Edward's fame with prisoner kings, H5 I.ii.162
And make their Chronicle as rich with prayse, And make her chronicle as rich with praise H5 I.ii.163
As is the Owse and bottome of the Sea As is the ooze and bottom of the sea H5 I.ii.164
With sunken Wrack, and sum-lesse Treasuries. With sunken wrack and sunless treasuries.wrack (n.)
wreck, loss, shipwreck
H5 I.ii.165
sumless (adj.)

old form: sum-lesse
incalculable, immeasurable, beyond estimation
treasury (n.)
money, wealth, riches
But there's a saying very old and true, But there's a saying very old and true: H5 I.ii.166
If that you will France win, ‘ If that you will France win, H5 I.ii.167
then with Scotland first begin. Then with Scotland first begin.’ H5 I.ii.168
For once the Eagle (England) being in prey, For once the eagle England being in prey,prey, in
in pursuit of prey
H5 I.ii.169
To her vnguarded Nest, the Weazell (Scot) To her unguarded nest the weasel Scot H5 I.ii.170
Comes sneaking, and so sucks her Princely Egges, Comes sneaking, and so sucks her princely eggs, H5 I.ii.171
Playing the Mouse in absence of the Cat, Playing the mouse in absence of the cat, H5 I.ii.172
To tame and hauocke more then she can eate. To tame and havoc more than she can eat.tame (v.)
[= attame] break into, pierce, broach
H5 I.ii.173
It followes then, the Cat must stay at home, It follows then the cat must stay at home; H5 I.ii.174
Yet that is but a crush'd necessity, Yet that is but a crushed necessity,crushed (adj.)

old form: crush'd
broken-down, subdued, forced out of shape
H5 I.ii.175
Since we haue lockes to safegard necessaries, Since we have locks to safeguard necessaries, H5 I.ii.176
And pretty traps to catch the petty theeues. And pretty traps to catch the petty thieves.pretty (adj.)
clever, ingenious, artful
H5 I.ii.177
While that the Armed hand doth fight abroad, While that the armed hand doth fight abroad, H5 I.ii.178
Th' aduised head defends it selfe at home: Th' advised head defends itself at home;advised, avised (adj.)

old form: aduised
judicious, wise, prudent
H5 I.ii.179
For Gouernment, though high, and low, and lower, For government, though high, and low, and lower, H5 I.ii.180
Put into parts, doth keepe in one consent, Put into parts, doth keep in one consent,consent (n.)
agreement, accord, unanimity, compact
H5 I.ii.181
Congreeing in a full and natural close, Congreeing in a full and natural close,close (n.)
closing cadence, end of a musical theme
H5 I.ii.182
congree (v.)
accord, come together in agreement
Like Musicke. Like music. H5 I.ii.183.1
Therefore doth heauen diuide True: therefore doth heaven divide H5 I.ii.183.2
The state of man in diuers functions, The state of man in divers functions,divers (adj.)

old form: diuers
different, various, several
H5 I.ii.184
Setting endeuour in continual motion: Setting endeavour in continual motion; H5 I.ii.185
To which is fixed as an ayme or butt, To which is fixed as an aim or butt,butt (n.)
goal, aim, target [as in archery]
H5 I.ii.186
Obedience: for so worke the Hony Bees, Obedience; for so work the honey-bees, H5 I.ii.187
Creatures that by a rule in Nature teach Creatures that by a rule in nature teach H5 I.ii.188
The Act of Order to a peopled Kingdome. The act of order to a peopled kingdom. H5 I.ii.189
They haue a King, and Officers of sorts, They have a king, and officers of sorts,sort (n.)
class, level, social rank
H5 I.ii.190
Where some like Magistrates correct at home: Where some, like magistrates, correct at home; H5 I.ii.191
Others, like Merchants venter Trade abroad: Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad; H5 I.ii.192
Others, like Souldiers armed in their stings, Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, H5 I.ii.193
Make boote vpon the Summers Veluet buddes: Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds;boot (n.)

old form: boote
booty, plunder, spoils
H5 I.ii.194
Which pillage, they with merry march bring home Which pillage they with merry march bring home H5 I.ii.195
To the Tent-royal of their Emperor: To the tent-royal of their emperor; H5 I.ii.196
Who busied in his Maiesties surueyes Who, busied in his majesty, surveys H5 I.ii.197
The singing Masons building roofes of Gold, The singing masons building roofs of gold, H5 I.ii.198
The ciuil Citizens kneading vp the hony; The civil citizens kneading up the honey,civil (adj.)

old form: ciuil
seemly, decent, well-behaved
H5 I.ii.199
The poore Mechanicke Porters, crowding in The poor mechanic porters crowding inmechanic (adj.)

old form: Mechanicke
worker, labouring
H5 I.ii.200
Their heauy burthens at his narrow gate: Their heavy burdens at his narrow gate, H5 I.ii.201
The sad-ey'd Iustice with his surly humme, The sad-eyed justice, with his surly hum,sad-eyed, sad-faced (adj.)

old form: sad-ey'd
H5 I.ii.202
surly (adj.)
imperious, haughty, arrogant
Deliuering ore to Executors pale Delivering o'er to executors paleexecutor (n.)
H5 I.ii.203
The lazie yawning Drone: I this inferre, The lazy yawning drone. I this infer, H5 I.ii.204
That many things hauing full reference That many things, having full reference H5 I.ii.205
To one consent, may worke contrariously, To one consent, may work contrariously,consent (n.)
agreement, accord, unanimity, compact
H5 I.ii.206
contrariously (adv.)
in opposed ways, following their own inclination
As many Arrowes loosed seuerall wayes As many arrows loosed several waysseveral (adj.)

old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
H5 I.ii.207
way (n.)

old form: wayes
direction, route, path
Come to one marke: Come to one mark, H5 I.ii.208
as many wayes meet in one towne, As many several ways meet in one town, H5 I.ii.209
As many fresh streames meet in one salt sea; As many fresh streams meet in one salt sea, H5 I.ii.210
As many Lynes close in the Dials center: As many lines close in the dial's centre;dial (n.)
watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
H5 I.ii.211
close (v.)
join, unite, combine [again]
So may a thousand actions once a foote, So may a thousand actions, once afoot, H5 I.ii.212
And in one purpose, and be all well borne End in one purpose, and be all well borne purpose (n.)
outcome, result, end
H5 I.ii.213
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne
sustain, carry through, keep going
Without defeat. Therefore to France, my Liege, Without defeat. Therefore to France, my liege! H5 I.ii.214
Diuide your happy England into foure, Divide your happy England into four; H5 I.ii.215
Whereof, take you one quarter into France, Whereof take you one quarter into France, H5 I.ii.216
And you withall shall make all Gallia shake. And you withal shall make all Gallia shake.Gallia (n.)
old name for France [Gaul]
H5 I.ii.217
If we with thrice such powers left at home, If we, with thrice such powers left at home,power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
H5 I.ii.218
Cannot defend our owne doores from the dogge, Cannot defend our own doors from the dog, H5 I.ii.219
Let vs be worried, and our Nation lose Let us be worried, and our nation loseworried (adj.)
maltreated, harassed, savaged
H5 I.ii.220
The name of hardinesse and policie. The name of hardiness and policy.policy (n.)

old form: policie
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
H5 I.ii.221
hardiness (n.)

old form: hardinesse
boldness, daring, audacity, courage
Call in the Messengers sent from the Dolphin. Call in the messengers sent from the Dauphin. H5 I.ii.222
Exeunt some attendants H5 I.ii.222
Now are we well resolu'd, and by Gods helpe Now are we well resolved, and, by God's helpresolved (adj.)

old form: resolu'd
determined, settled, decided
H5 I.ii.223
And yours, the noble sinewes of our power, And yours, the noble sinews of our power,sinew (n.)

old form: sinewes
mainstay, support, main strength
H5 I.ii.224
France being ours, wee'l bend it to our Awe, France being ours, we'll bend it to our awe, H5 I.ii.225
Or breake it all to peeces. Or there wee'l sit, Or break it all to pieces. Or there we'll sit, H5 I.ii.226
(Ruling in large and ample Emperie, Ruling in large and ample emperyempery (n.)

old form: Emperie
absolute dominion, sovereignty
H5 I.ii.227
Ore France, and all her (almost) Kingly Dukedomes) O'er France and all her almost kingly dukedoms, H5 I.ii.228
Or lay these bones in an vnworthy Vrne, Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn, H5 I.ii.229
Tomblesse, with no remembrance ouer them: Tombless, with no remembrance over them.remembrance (n.)
memory, bringing to mind, recollection
H5 I.ii.230
tombless (adj.)

old form: Tomblesse
without a tombstone, lacking a memorial
Either our History shall with full mouth Either our history shall with full mouth H5 I.ii.231
Speake freely of our Acts, or else our graue Speak freely of our acts, or else our grave, H5 I.ii.232
Like Turkish mute, shall haue a tonguelesse mouth, Like Turkish mute, shall have a tongueless mouth, H5 I.ii.233
Not worshipt with a waxen Epitaph. Not worshipped with a waxen epitaph.waxen (adj.)
written on wax, perishable, quickly worn away
H5 I.ii.234
Enter Ambassadors of France.Enter Ambassadors of France H5 I.ii.235
Now are we well prepar'd to know the pleasure Now are we well prepared to know the pleasure H5 I.ii.235
Of our faire Cosin Dolphin: for we heare, Of our fair cousin Dauphin; for we hear H5 I.ii.236
Your greeting is from him, not from the King. Your greeting is from him, not from the King. H5 I.ii.237
May't please your Maiestie to giue vs leaue May't please your majesty to give us leave H5 I.ii.238
Freely to render what we haue in charge: Freely to render what we have in charge,charge (n.)
commission, responsibility, official duty
H5 I.ii.239
render (v.)
declare, state, give an account
Or shall we sparingly shew you farre off Or shall we sparingly show you far offsparingly (adv.)
with restraint, discreetly, in a reserved way
H5 I.ii.240
The Dolphins meaning, and our Embassie. The Dauphin's meaning and our embassy?embassy (n.)

old form: Embassie
message [especially via an ambassador]
H5 I.ii.241
meaning (n.)

old form: meauing
design, intention, purpose
We are no Tyrant, but a Christian King, We are no tyrant, but a Christian king, H5 I.ii.242
Vnto whose grace our passion is as subiect Unto whose grace our passion is as subjectpassion (n.)
fit of anger, feeling of rage
H5 I.ii.243
grace (n.)
virtue, fine quality
As is our wretches fettred in our prisons, As is our wretches fettered in our prisons: H5 I.ii.244
Therefore with franke and with vncurbed plainnesse, Therefore with frank and with uncurbed plainnessuncurbed (adj.)

old form: vncurbed
unrestrained, free, unchecked
H5 I.ii.245
Tell vs the Dolphins minde. Tell us the Dauphin's mind. H5 I.ii.246.1
Thus than in few: Thus then, in few:few, in (a)
in few words, in short, in brief
H5 I.ii.246.2
Your Highnesse lately sending into France, Your highness, lately sending into France, H5 I.ii.247
Did claime some certaine Dukedomes, in the right Did claim some certain dukedoms, in the right H5 I.ii.248
Of your great Predecessor, King Edward the third. Of your great predecessor, King Edward the Third. H5 I.ii.249
In answer of which claime, the Prince our Master In answer of which claim, the Prince our master H5 I.ii.250
Sayes, that you sauour too much of your youth, Says that you savour too much of your youth, H5 I.ii.251
And bids you be aduis'd: There's nought in France, And bids you be advised there's naught in France H5 I.ii.252
That can be with a nimble Galliard wonne: That can be with a nimble galliard won;galliard (n.)
type of lively, high-spirited dance
H5 I.ii.253
You cannot reuell into Dukedomes there. You cannot revel into dukedoms there. H5 I.ii.254
He therefore sends you meeter for your spirit He therefore sends you, meeter for your spirit,meet (adj.)
fit, suitable, right, proper
H5 I.ii.255
This Tun of Treasure; and in lieu of this, This tun of treasure; and, in lieu of this,tun (n.)
chest, box, case
H5 I.ii.256
Desires you let the dukedomes that you claime Desires you let the dukedoms that you claim H5 I.ii.257
Heare no more of you. This the Dolphin speakes. Hear no more of you. This the Dauphin speaks. H5 I.ii.258
What Treasure Vncle? What treasure, uncle? H5 I.ii.259.1
Tennis balles, my Liege. Tennis-balls, my liege. H5 I.ii.259.2
We are glad the Dolphin is so pleasant with vs, We are glad the Dauphin is so pleasant with us.dauphin, dolphin (n.)
title of the eldest son of the King of France [between 1349 and 1830]
H5 I.ii.260
pleasant (adj.)
facetious, joking, droll
His Present, and your paines we thanke you for: His present, and your pains, we thank you for. H5 I.ii.261
When we haue matcht our Rackets to these Balles, When we have matched our rackets to these balls, H5 I.ii.262
We will in France (by Gods grace) play a set, We will in France, by God's grace, play a set H5 I.ii.263
Shall strike his fathers Crowne into the hazard. Shall strike his father's crown into the hazard.hazard (n.)
[royal tennis] opening in a court where a ball is unplayable [and thus a winning point is scored]
H5 I.ii.264
Tell him, he hath made a match with such a Wrangler, Tell him he hath made a match with such a wranglerwrangler (n.)
quarreller, arguer; also: opponent, disputant
H5 I.ii.265
That all the Courts of France will be disturb'd That all the courts of France will be disturbed H5 I.ii.266
With Chaces. And we vnderstand him well, With chases. And we understand him well,chase (n.)

old form: Chaces
[tennis] forfeited point; also: pursuit
H5 I.ii.267
How he comes o're vs with our wilder dayes, How he comes o'er us with our wilder days,come over (v.)

old form: o're
overshadow, overwhelm, exercise influence over
H5 I.ii.268
Not measuring what vse we made of them. Not measuring what use we made of them. H5 I.ii.269
We neuer valew'd this poore seate of England, We never valued this poor seat of England,seat (n.)

old form: seate
H5 I.ii.270
And therefore liuing hence, did giue our selfe And therefore, living hence, did give ourself H5 I.ii.271
To barbarous license: As 'tis euer common, To barbarous licence; as 'tis ever common H5 I.ii.272
That men are merriest, when they are from home. That men are merriest when they are from home. H5 I.ii.273
But tell the Dolphin, I will keepe my State, But tell the Dauphin I will keep my state,state (n.)
kingship, majesty, sovereignty
H5 I.ii.274
keep (v.)

old form: keepe
keep up, maintain, carry on
Be like a King, and shew my sayle of Greatnesse, Be like a king, and show my sail of greatness,sail (n.)

old form: sayle
surging power, full swell
H5 I.ii.275
When I do rowse me in my Throne of France. When I do rouse me in my throne of France.rouse (v.)

old form: rowse
raise, lift up
H5 I.ii.276
For that I haue layd by my Maiestie, For that I have laid by my majesty, H5 I.ii.277
And plodded like a man for working dayes: And plodded like a man for working-days; H5 I.ii.278
But I will rise there with so full a glorie, But I will rise there with so full a glory H5 I.ii.279
That I will dazle all the eyes of France, That I will dazzle all the eyes of France, H5 I.ii.280
Yea strike the Dolphin blinde to looke on vs, Yea, strike the Dauphin blind to look on us. H5 I.ii.281
And tell the pleasant Prince, this Mocke of his And tell the pleasant Prince this mock of hismock (n.)

old form: Mocke
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
H5 I.ii.282
pleasant (adj.)
facetious, joking, droll
Hath turn'd his balles to Gun-stones, and his soule Hath turned his balls to gun-stones, and his soulgun-stone (n.)
cannon-ball, bullet, projectile
H5 I.ii.283
Shall stand sore charged, for the wastefull vengeance Shall stand sore charged for the wasteful vengeancecharged (adj.)
burdened, laden, oppressed
H5 I.ii.284
That shall flye with them: for many a thousand widows That shall fly with them: for many a thousand widows H5 I.ii.285
Shall this his Mocke, mocke out of their deer husbands; Shall this his mock mock out of their dear husbands;mock (n.)

old form: Mocke
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
H5 I.ii.286
Mocke mothers from their sonnes, mock Castles downe: Mock mothers from their sons, mock castles down; H5 I.ii.287
And some are yet vngotten and vnborne, And some are yet ungotten and unbornungotten (adj.)

old form: vngotten
unbegotten, not yet conceived
H5 I.ii.288
That shal haue cause to curse the Dolphins scorne. That shall have cause to curse the Dauphin's scorn. H5 I.ii.289
But this lyes all within the wil of God, But this lies all within the will of God, H5 I.ii.290
To whom I do appeale, and in whose name To whom I do appeal, and in whose name, H5 I.ii.291
Tel you the Dolphin, I am comming on, Tell you the Dauphin, I am coming on, H5 I.ii.292
To venge me as I may, and to put forth To venge me as I may, and to put forthvenge (v.)
avenge, revenge
H5 I.ii.293
My rightfull hand in a wel-hallow'd cause. My rightful hand in a well-hallowed cause.well-hallowed (adj.)

old form: wel-hallow'd
well-blessed, well-consecrated
H5 I.ii.294
So get you hence in peace: And tell the Dolphin, So get you hence in peace; and tell the Dauphin H5 I.ii.295
His Iest will sauour but of shallow wit, His jest will savour but of shallow wit H5 I.ii.296
When thousands weepe more then did laugh at it. When thousands weep more than did laugh at it. H5 I.ii.297
Conuey them with safe conduct. Fare you well. Convey them with safe conduct. Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
H5 I.ii.298
Exeunt Ambassadors.Exeunt Ambassadors H5 I.ii.298
This was a merry Message. This was a merry message. H5 I.ii.299
We hope to make the Sender blush at it: We hope to make the sender blush at it. H5 I.ii.300
Therefore, my Lords, omit no happy howre, Therefore, my lords, omit no happy hour H5 I.ii.301
That may giue furth'rance to our Expedition: That may give furtherance to our expedition; H5 I.ii.302
For we haue now no thought in vs but France, For we have now no thought in us but France, H5 I.ii.303
Saue those to God, that runne before our businesse. Save those to God, that run before our business. H5 I.ii.304
Therefore let our proportions for these Warres Therefore let our proportions for these warsproportion (n.)
(plural) military material, forces and supplies needed for war
H5 I.ii.305
Be soone collected, and all things thought vpon, Be soon collected, and all things thought upon H5 I.ii.306
That may with reasonable swiftnesse adde That may with reasonable swiftness add H5 I.ii.307
More Feathers to our Wings: for God before, More feathers to our wings; for, God before,before (adv.)
[in relation to God] in support, on one's side
H5 I.ii.308
Wee'le chide this Dolphin at his fathers doore. We'll chide this Dauphin at his father's door.chide (v.), past form chid
scold, rebuke, reprove
H5 I.ii.309
Therefore let euery man now taske his thought, Therefore let every man now task his thought H5 I.ii.310
That this faire Action may on foot be brought. That this fair action may on foot be brought. H5 I.ii.311
Exeunt.Exeunt H5 I.ii.311
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