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Enter Captaines, English and Welch, Gower and Fluellen.Enter Captains, English and Welsh (Gower and Fluellen) H5 III.vi.1
How now Captaine Fluellen, come you from the How now, Captain Fluellen? Come you from the H5 III.vi.1
Bridge? bridge? H5 III.vi.2
I assure you, there is very excellent Seruices I assure you, there is very excellent servicesservice (n.)
old form: Seruices
action, performance
H5 III.vi.3
committed at the Bridge. committed at the bridge. H5 III.vi.4
Is the Duke of Exeter safe? Is the Duke of Exeter safe? H5 III.vi.5
The Duke of Exeter is as magnanimous as The Duke of Exeter is as magnanimous asmagnanimous (adj.)valiant, heroic, courageousH5 III.vi.6
Agamemnon, and a man that I loue and honour with my Agamemnon, and a man that I love and honour with myAgamemnon (n.)[pron: aga'memnon] commander of the Greek forces at Troy, married to ClytemnestraH5 III.vi.7
soule, and my heart, and my dutie, and my liue, and my soul, and my heart, and my duty, and my live, and my H5 III.vi.8
liuing, and my vttermost power. He is not, God be living, and my uttermost power. He is not – God bepower (n.)force, strength, mightH5 III.vi.9
praysed and blessed, any hurt in the World, but keepes praised and blessed! – any hurt in the world, but keeps H5 III.vi.10
the Bridge most valiantly, with excellent discipline. the bridge most valiantly, with excellent discipline. H5 III.vi.11
There is an aunchient Lieutenant there at the Pridge, I There is an aunchient lieutenant there at the pridge, Iancient, aunchient (n.)ensign, standard-bearerH5 III.vi.12
thinke in my very conscience hee is as valiant a man as think in my very conscience he is as valiant a man as H5 III.vi.13
Marke Anthony, and hee is a man of no estimation in the Mark Antony, and he is a man of no estimation in theAntony, MarkRoman leader in 1st-c BCH5 III.vi.14
estimation (n.)esteem, respect, reputation
World, but I did see him doe as gallant seruice. world, but I did see him do as gallant service. H5 III.vi.15
What doe you call him? What do you call him? H5 III.vi.16
Hee is call'd aunchient Pistoll. He is called Aunchient Pistol. H5 III.vi.17
I know him not. I know him not. H5 III.vi.18
Enter Pistoll.Enter Pistol H5 III.vi.19
Here is the man. Here is the man. H5 III.vi.19
Captaine, I thee beseech to doe me fauours: Captain, I thee beseech to do me favours. H5 III.vi.20
the Duke of Exeter doth loue thee well. The Duke of Exeter doth love thee well. H5 III.vi.21
I, I prayse God, and I haue merited some loue Ay, I praise God, and I have merited some love H5 III.vi.22
at his hands. at his hands. H5 III.vi.23
Bardolph, a Souldier firme and sound of heart, Bardolph, a soldier firm and sound of heart, H5 III.vi.24
and of buxome valour, hath by cruell Fate, And of buxom valour, hath, by cruel fate,buxom (adj.)
old form: buxome
lively, cheerful, bright
H5 III.vi.25
and giddie Fortunes furious fickle Wheele, And giddy Fortune's furious fickle wheel,Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindH5 III.vi.26
giddy (adj.)
old form: giddie
frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
furious (adj.)cruel, malevolent
that Goddesse blind, That goddess blind, H5 III.vi.27
that stands vpon the rolling restlesse Stone. That stands upon the rolling restless stone –  H5 III.vi.28
By your patience, aunchient Pistoll: Fortune By your patience, Aunchient Pistol: Fortune H5 III.vi.29
is painted blinde, with a Muffler afore his eyes, to signifie is painted blind, with a muffler afore her eyes, to signify H5 III.vi.30
to you, that Fortune is blinde; and shee is painted also to you that Fortune is blind; and she is painted also H5 III.vi.31
with a Wheele, to signifie to you, which is the Morall of it, with a wheel, to signify to you, which is the moral of it,moral (n.)
old form: Morall
hidden meaning, import, significance
H5 III.vi.32
that shee is turning and inconstant, and mutabilitie, and that she is turning, and inconstant, and mutability, and H5 III.vi.33
variation: and her foot, looke you, is fixed vpon a variation; and her foot, look you, is fixed upon a H5 III.vi.34
Sphericall Stone, which rowles, and rowles, and rowles: in spherical stone, which rolls, and rolls, and rolls. In H5 III.vi.35
good truth, the Poet makes a most excellent description good truth, the poet makes a most excellent description H5 III.vi.36
of it: Fortune is an excellent Morall. of it: Fortune is an excellent moral.moral (n.)
old form: Morall
symbolic figure, allegory
H5 III.vi.37
Fortune is Bardolphs foe, and frownes on him: Fortune is Bardolph's foe, and frowns on him; H5 III.vi.38
for he hath stolne a Pax, and hanged must a be: For he hath stolen a pax, and hanged must 'a be – pax (n.)tablet bearing an image of the Crucifixion, used as a symbol of peace within the MassH5 III.vi.39
a damned death: A damned death! H5 III.vi.40
let Gallowes gape for Dogge, let Man goe free, Let gallows gape for dog; let man go free, H5 III.vi.41
and let not Hempe his Wind-pipe suffocate: And let not hemp his windpipe suffocate. H5 III.vi.42
but Exeter hath giuen the doome of death, But Exeter hath given the doom of death H5 III.vi.43
for Pax of little price. For pax of little price.pax (n.)tablet bearing an image of the Crucifixion, used as a symbol of peace within the MassH5 III.vi.44
Therefore goe speake, the Duke will heare thy voyce; Therefore go speak – the Duke will hear thy voice; H5 III.vi.45
and let not Bardolphs vitall thred bee cut And let not Bardolph's vital thread be cut H5 III.vi.46
with edge of Penny-Cord, and vile reproach. With edge of penny cord and vile reproach. H5 III.vi.47
Speake Captaine for his Life, and I will thee requite. Speak, Captain, for his life, and I will thee requite.requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompenseH5 III.vi.48
Aunchient Pistoll, I doe partly vnderstand your Aunchient Pistol, I do partly understand your H5 III.vi.49
meaning. meaning. H5 III.vi.50
Why then reioyce therefore. Why then, rejoice therefor! H5 III.vi.51
Certainly Aunchient, it is not a thing to Certainly, Aunchient, it is not a thing to H5 III.vi.52
reioyce at: for if, looke you, he were my Brother, I would rejoice at, for if, look you, he were my brother, I would H5 III.vi.53
desire the Duke to vse his good pleasure, and put him to desire the Duke to use his good pleasure, and put him to H5 III.vi.54
execution; for discipline ought to be vsed. execution; for discipline ought to be used. H5 III.vi.55
Dye, and be dam'd, and Figo for thy friendship. Die and be damned! and figo for thy friendship.figo (n.)word used along with a rude gesture [of the thumb between the first two fingers of a fist]H5 III.vi.56
It is well. It is well. H5 III.vi.57
The Figge of Spaine.The fig of Spain! H5 III.vi.58
Exit.Exit H5 III.vi.58
Very good. Very good. H5 III.vi.59
Why, this is an arrant counterfeit Rascall, I Why, this is an arrant counterfeit rascal, Icounterfeit (adj.)pretended, feigned, shamH5 III.vi.60
arrant (adj.)downright, absolute, unmitigated
remember him now: a Bawd, a Cut-purse. remember him now – a bawd, a cutpurse.cutpurse (n.)
old form: Cut-purse
pickpocket, thief, robber
H5 III.vi.61
bawd (n.)pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
Ile assure you, a vtt'red as praue words at I'll assure you, 'a uttered as prave words at H5 III.vi.62
the Pridge, as you shall see in a Summers day: but it is the pridge as you shall see in a summer's day. But it is H5 III.vi.63
very well: what he ha's spoke to me, that is well I very well; what he has spoke to me, that is well, I H5 III.vi.64
warrant you, when time is serue. warrant you, when time is serve.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmH5 III.vi.65
Why 'tis a Gull, a Foole, a Rogue, that now and then Why, 'tis a gull, a fool, a rogue, that now and thengull (n.)dupe, fool, simpletonH5 III.vi.66
goes to the Warres, to grace himselfe at his returne into goes to the wars, to grace himself at his return intograce (v.)favour, add merit to, do honour toH5 III.vi.67
London, vnder the forme of a Souldier: and such fellowes London under the form of a soldier. And such fellowsform (n.)
old form: forme
image, likeness, shape
H5 III.vi.68
are perfit in the Great Commanders Names, and they are perfect in the great commanders' names, and they H5 III.vi.69
will learne you by rote where Seruices were done; at such will learn you by rote where services were done; at suchservice (n.)
old form: Seruices
action, performance
H5 III.vi.70
and such a Sconce, at such a Breach, at such a Conuoy: and such a sconce, at such a breach, at such a convoy;sconce (n.)fort, military workH5 III.vi.71
who came off brauely, who was shot, who disgrac'd, who came off bravely, who was shot, who disgraced,come off (v.)leave the field of combat, disengageH5 III.vi.72
bravely (adv.)
old form: brauely
splendidly, worthily, excellently
what termes the Enemy stood on: and this they conne what terms the enemy stood on; and this they concon (v.)
old form: conne
learn by heart, commit to memory
H5 III.vi.73
perfitly in the phrase of Warre; which they tricke vp with perfectly in the phrase of war, which they trick up withtrick up (v.)
old form: tricke vp
decorate, adorn, dress up
H5 III.vi.74
new-tuned Oathes: and what a Beard of the Generalls new-tuned oaths: and what a beard of the general'snew-tuned (adj.)freshly coined, fashionableH5 III.vi.75
Cut, and a horride Sute of the Campe, will doe among foming cut and a horrid suit of the camp will do among foaminghorrid (adj.)
old form: horride
horrifying, frightful, terrifying
H5 III.vi.76
Bottles, and Ale-washt Wits, is wonderfull to be thought bottles and ale-washed wits, is wonderful to be thoughtwit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individualH5 III.vi.77
on: but you must learne to know such slanders of the on. But you must learn to know such slanders of theslander (n.)slanderer, disgraceful rogueH5 III.vi.78
age, or else you may be maruellously mistooke. age, or else you may be marvellously mistook. H5 III.vi.79
I tell you what, Captaine Gower: I doe perceiue I tell you what, Captain Gower; I do perceive H5 III.vi.80
hee is not the man that hee would gladly make shew to he is not the man that he would gladly make show to H5 III.vi.81
the World hee is: if I finde a hole in his Coat, I will tell the world he is. If I find a hole in his coat, I will tell H5 III.vi.82
him my minde: hearke you, the King is him my mind. (Drum within) Hark you, the King is H5 III.vi.83
comming, and I must speake with him from the Pridge. coming, and I must speak with him from the pridge.speak with (v.)
old form: speake
bring news to, talk to
H5 III.vi.84
Drum and Colours. Enter the King and his poore Drum and colours. Enter the King and his poor H5 III.vi.85.1
Souldierssoldiers, with Gloucester H5 III.vi.85.2
God plesse your Maiestie. God pless your majesty!colours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearersH5 III.vi.85
How now Fluellen, cam'st thou from the Bridge? How now, Fluellen, cam'st thou from the bridge? H5 III.vi.86
I, so please your Maiestie: The Duke of Ay, so please your majesty. The Duke of H5 III.vi.87
Exeter ha's very gallantly maintain'd the Pridge; the Exeter has very gallantly maintained the pridge. The H5 III.vi.88
French is gone off, looke you, and there is gallant and French is gone off, look you, and there is gallant and H5 III.vi.89
most praue passages: marry, th' athuersarie was haue most prave passages. Marry, th' athversary was havemarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryH5 III.vi.90
passage (n.)combat, contest, fight [= passage of arms]
possession of the Pridge, but he is enforced to retyre, possession of the pridge, but he is enforced to retire, H5 III.vi.91
and the Duke of Exeter is Master of the Pridge: I can and the Duke of Exeter is master of the pridge. I can H5 III.vi.92
tell your Maiestie, the Duke is a praue man. tell your majesty, the Duke is a prave man. H5 III.vi.93
What men haue you lost, Fluellen? What men have you lost, Fluellen? H5 III.vi.94
The perdition of th' athuersarie hath beene very The perdition of th' athversary hath been veryperdition (n.)ruin, destruction, devastationH5 III.vi.95
great, reasonnable great: marry for my part, I thinke the great, reasonable great. Marry, for my part, I think the H5 III.vi.96
Duke hath lost neuer a man, but one that is like to be Duke hath lost never a man, but one that is like to be H5 III.vi.97
executed for robbing a Church, one Bardolph, if your executed for robbing a church, one Bardolph, if yourlike (adv.)likely, probable / probablyH5 III.vi.98
Maiestie know the man: his face is all bubukles and majesty know the man: his face is all bubukles, andbubukle, bubuncle (n.)[malapropism for ‘bubo’ and ‘carbunkle’] inflamed swellingH5 III.vi.99
whelkes, and knobs, and flames a fire, and his lippes blowes whelks, and knobs, and flames o' fire; and his lips blowswhelk (n.)
old form: whelkes
pimple, pustule
H5 III.vi.100
at his nose, and it is like a coale of fire, sometimes plew, at his nose, and it is like a coal of fire, sometimes plue, H5 III.vi.101
and sometimes red, but his nose is executed, and his and sometimes red; but his nose is executed, and his H5 III.vi.102
fire's out. fire's out. H5 III.vi.103
Wee would haue all such offendors so cut We would have all such offenders so cutcut off (v.)put to death, bring to an untimely endH5 III.vi.104
off: and we giue expresse charge, that in our Marches off: and we give express charge, that in our marches H5 III.vi.105
through the Countrey, there be nothing compell'd from through the country, there be nothing compelled from H5 III.vi.106
the Villages; nothing taken, but pay'd for: none of the the villages, nothing taken but paid for, none of the H5 III.vi.107
French vpbrayded or abused in disdainefull Language; French upbraided or abused in disdainful language; H5 III.vi.108
for when Leuitie and Crueltie play for a Kingdome, the for when lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, thelenity (n.)
old form: Leuitie
mildness, gentleness, mercifulness
H5 III.vi.109
gentler Gamester is the soonest winner. gentler gamester is the soonest winner.gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kindH5 III.vi.110
Tucket. Enter Mountioy. Tucket. Enter Montjoyhabit (n.)dress, clothing, costumeH5 III.vi.111
You know me by my habit. You know me by my habit. H5 III.vi.111
Well then, I know thee: what shall I know Well then, I know thee: what shall I know H5 III.vi.112
of thee? of thee? H5 III.vi.113
My Masters mind. My master's mind. H5 III.vi.114
Vnfold it. Unfold it. H5 III.vi.115
Thus sayes my King: Say thou to Harry of Thus says my King: ‘ Say thou to Harry of H5 III.vi.116
England, Though we seem'd dead, we did but sleepe: England, Though we seemed dead, we did but sleep. H5 III.vi.117
Aduantage is a better Souldier then rashnesse. Tell him, Advantage is a better soldier than rashness. Tell himadvantage (n.)
old form: Aduantage
right moment, favourable opportunity
H5 III.vi.118
wee could haue rebuk'd him at Harflewe, but that wee we could have rebuked him at Harfleur, but that werebuke (v.)
old form: rebuk'd
repress, put down, check
H5 III.vi.119
thought not good to bruise an iniurie, till it were full thought not good to bruise an injury till it were fullbruise (v.)squeeze, crush, put pressure onH5 III.vi.120
injury (n.)
old form: iniurie
sore, abscess, boil
ripe. Now wee speake vpon our Q. and our voyce is ripe. Now we speak upon our cue, and our voice isripe (adj.)ready, fully preparedH5 III.vi.121
imperiall: England shall repent his folly, see his weakenesse, imperial: England shall repent his folly, see his weakness, H5 III.vi.122
and admire our sufferance. Bid him therefore consider and admire our sufferance. Bid him therefore consideradmire (v.)marvel, wonder, be astonished [at]H5 III.vi.123
sufferance (n.)endurance, forbearance, patience
of his ransome, which must proportion the losses we of his ransom, which must proportion the losses we H5 III.vi.124
haue borne, the subiects we haue lost, the disgrace we have borne, the subjects we have lost, the disgrace we H5 III.vi.125
haue digested; which in weight to re-answer, his pettinesse have digested; which in weight to re-answer, his pettiness H5 III.vi.126
would bow vnder. For our losses, his Exchequer is would bow under. For our losses, his exchequer is H5 III.vi.127
too poore; for th' effusion of our bloud, the Muster of his too poor; for th' effusion of our blood, the muster of hiseffusion (n.)spilling, sheddingH5 III.vi.128
Kingdome too faint a number; and for our disgrace, his kingdom too faint a number; and for our disgrace, his H5 III.vi.129
owne person kneeling at our feet, but a weake and worthlesse own person kneeling at our feet but a weak and worthlessweak (adj.)
old form: weake
of little worth, wanting, deficient
H5 III.vi.130
satisfaction. To this adde defiance: and tell him for satisfaction. To this add defiance: and tell him for H5 III.vi.131
conclusion, he hath betrayed his followers, whose conclusion, he hath betrayed his followers, whose H5 III.vi.132
condemnation is pronounc't: So farre my King and condemnation is pronounced.’ So far my King and H5 III.vi.133
Master; so much my Office. master; so much my office.office (n.)role, position, place, functionH5 III.vi.134
What is thy name? I know thy qualitie. What is thy name? I know thy quality.quality (n.)profession, occupation, businessH5 III.vi.135
Mountioy. Montjoy. H5 III.vi.136
Thou doo'st thy Office fairely. Turne thee backe, Thou dost thy office fairly. Turn thee back,office (n.)role, position, place, functionH5 III.vi.137
And tell thy King, I doe not seeke him now, And tell thy King I do not seek him now, H5 III.vi.138
But could be willing to march on to Callice, But could be willing to march on to Calais H5 III.vi.139
Without impeachment: for to say the sooth, Without impeachment: for, to say the sooth,impeachment (n.)impediment, hindrance, obstacleH5 III.vi.140
sooth (n.)truth
Though 'tis no wisdome to confesse so much Though 'tis no wisdom to confess so much H5 III.vi.141
Vnto an enemie of Craft and Vantage, Unto an enemy of craft and vantage,vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiorityH5 III.vi.142
My people are with sicknesse much enfeebled, My people are with sickness much enfeebled, H5 III.vi.143
My numbers lessen'd: and those few I haue, My numbers lessened, and those few I have H5 III.vi.144
Almost no better then so many French; Almost no better than so many French; H5 III.vi.145
Who when they were in health, I tell thee Herald, Who when they were in health, I tell thee, Herald, H5 III.vi.146
I thought, vpon one payre of English Legges I thought upon one pair of English legs H5 III.vi.147
Did march three Frenchmen. Yet forgiue me God, Did march three Frenchmen. Yet forgive me, God, H5 III.vi.148
That I doe bragge thus; this your ayre of France That I do brag thus! This your air of France H5 III.vi.149
Hath blowne that vice in me. I must repent: Hath blown that vice in me – I must repent. H5 III.vi.150
Goe therefore tell thy Master, heere I am; Go, therefore, tell thy master here I am; H5 III.vi.151
My Ransome, is this frayle and worthlesse Trunke; My ransom is this frail and worthless trunk; H5 III.vi.152
My Army, but a weake and sickly Guard: My army but a weak and sickly guard: H5 III.vi.153
Yet God before, tell him we will come on, Yet, God before, tell him we will come on, H5 III.vi.154
Though France himselfe, and such another Neighbor Though France himself, and such another neighbour, H5 III.vi.155
Stand in our way. There's for thy labour Mountioy. Stand in our way. There's for thy labour, Montjoy. H5 III.vi.156
Goe bid thy Master well aduise himselfe. Go bid thy master well advise himself: H5 III.vi.157
If we may passe, we will: if we be hindred, If we may pass, we will; if we be hindered, H5 III.vi.158
We shall your tawnie ground with your red blood We shall your tawny ground with your red blood H5 III.vi.159
Discolour: and so Mountioy, fare you well. Discolour: and so, Montjoy, fare you well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]H5 III.vi.160
The summe of all our Answer is but this: The sum of all our answer is but this: H5 III.vi.161
We would not seeke a Battaile as we are, We would not seek a battle as we are, H5 III.vi.162
Nor as we are, we say we will not shun it: Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it. H5 III.vi.163
So tell your Master. So tell your master. H5 III.vi.164
I shall deliuer so: Thankes to your Highnesse. I shall deliver so. Thanks to your highness. H5 III.vi.165
Exit H5 III.vi.165
I hope they will not come vpon vs now. I hope they will not come upon us now. H5 III.vi.166
We are in Gods hand, Brother, not in theirs: We are in God's hand, brother, not in theirs. H5 III.vi.167
March to the Bridge, it now drawes toward night, March to the bridge; it now draws toward night. H5 III.vi.168
Beyond the Riuer wee'le encampe our selues, Beyond the river we'll encamp ourselves, H5 III.vi.169
And on to morrow bid them march away. And on tomorrow bid them march away. H5 III.vi.170
Exeunt.Exeunt H5 III.vi.170
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