Henry IV Part 2
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Enter Falstaffe, and Page.Enter Sir John Falstaff, followed by his Page bearing 2H4 I.ii.1.1
his sword and bucklerbuckler (n.)small round shield2H4 I.ii.1.2
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Sirra, you giant, what saies the Doct. to my Sirrah, you giant, what says the doctor to my 2H4 I.ii.1
water? water?water (n.)urine2H4 I.ii.2
Pag.PAGE 
He said sir, the water it selfe was a good healthy He said, sir, the water itself was a good healthy 2H4 I.ii.3
water: but for the party that ow'd it, he might haue water; but, for the party that owed it, he might haveowe (v.)
old form: ow'd
own, possess, have
2H4 I.ii.4
party (n.)person, fellow
more diseases then he knew for. more diseases than he knew for.mo, moe (adj.)more [in number]2H4 I.ii.5
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at mee: the Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. Thegird (v.)mock, taunt, laugh [at]2H4 I.ii.6
braine of this foolish compounded Clay-man, is not able brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not ablefoolish-compounded (adj.)
old form: foolish compounded
composed of folly
2H4 I.ii.7
to inuent any thing that tends to laughter, more then I to invent anything that intends to laughter more than Iintend (v.)
old form: tends
tend, incline, be predisposed
2H4 I.ii.8
inuent, or is inuented on me. I am not onely witty in invent, or is invented on me; I am not only witty in 2H4 I.ii.9
my selfe, but the cause that wit is in other men. I doe heere myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. I do herewit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity2H4 I.ii.10
walke before thee, like a Sow, that hath o'rewhelm'd all walk before thee like a sow that hath overwhelmed all 2H4 I.ii.11
her Litter, but one. If the Prince put thee into my Seruice her litter but one. If the Prince put thee into my service 2H4 I.ii.12
for any other reason, then to set mee off, why then I haue for any other reason than to set me off, why then I haveset off (v.)enhance, show to advantage, display by contrast2H4 I.ii.13
no iudgement. Thou horson Mandrake, thou art no judgement. Thou whoreson mandrake, thou artwhoreson (adj.)
old form: horson
[abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
2H4 I.ii.14
mandrake (n.)noisy growth, dwarf
fitter to be worne in my cap, then to wait at my heeles. I fitter to be worn in my cap than to wait at my heels. I 2H4 I.ii.15
was neuer mann'd with an Agot till now: but I will sette was never manned with an agate till now, but I will insetagate (n.)
old form: Agot
dwarf, midget [as of a tiny figure carved in an agate-seal]
2H4 I.ii.16
man (v.)
old form: mann'd
attend, serve, wait on [by]
you neyther in Gold, nor Siluer, but in vilde apparell, and you neither in gold nor silver, but in vile apparel, andapparel (n.)
old form: apparell
clothes, clothing, dress
2H4 I.ii.17
vile, vild (adj.)
old form: vilde
shameful, contemptible, wretched
send you backe againe to your Master, for a Iewell. The send you back again to your master for a jewel – the 2H4 I.ii.18
Iuuenall (the Prince your Master) whose Chin is not yet juvenal the Prince your master, whose chin is not yetjuvenal (n.)
old form: Iuuenall
youth, young man
2H4 I.ii.19
fledg'd, I will sooner haue a beard grow in the Palme of fledge. I will sooner have a beard grow in the palm offledge (adj.)
old form: fledg'd
covered with down, displaying growth
2H4 I.ii.20
my hand, then he shall get one on his cheeke: yet he my hand than he shall get one off his cheek; and yet he 2H4 I.ii.21
will not sticke to say, his Face is a Face-Royall. Heauen may will not stick to say his face is a face-royal. God maystick (v.)
old form: sticke
hesitate, linger, think twice
2H4 I.ii.22
face-royal (n.)
old form: Face-Royall
majestic face, face like a king
finish it when he will, it is not a haire amisse yet: he may finish it when He will, 'tis not a hair amiss yet. He mayhair (n.)
old form: haire
jot, iota, trace
2H4 I.ii.23
keepe it still at a Face-Royall, for a Barber shall neuer earne keep it still at a face-royal, for a barber shall never earnstill (adv.)constantly, always, continually2H4 I.ii.24
six pence out of it; and yet he will be crowing, as if he had sixpence out of it. And yet he'll be crowing as if he had 2H4 I.ii.25
writ man euer since his Father was a Batchellour. He may writ man ever since his father was a bachelor. He maywrite (v.)
old form: writ
call oneself, claim to be
2H4 I.ii.26
keepe his owne Grace, but he is almost out of mine, I can keep his own grace, but he's almost out of mine, I cangrace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respect2H4 I.ii.27
assure him. What said M. Dombledon, about the assure him. What said Master Dommelton about the 2H4 I.ii.28
Satten for my short Cloake, and Slops? satin for my short cloak and my slops?slop, slops (n.)large loose breeches, baggy trousers2H4 I.ii.29
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He said sir, you should procure him better Assurance, He said, sir, you should procure him better assur-assurance (n.)security, certainty, confidence2H4 I.ii.30
then Bardolfe: he wold not take his Bond & ance than Bardolph. He would not take his bond andbond (n.)deed, contract, pledge2H4 I.ii.31
yours, he lik'd not the Security. yours; he liked not the security. 2H4 I.ii.32
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Let him bee damn'd like the Glutton, Let him be damned like the glutton! Prayglutton (n.)rich man in the Dives and Lazarus parable2H4 I.ii.33
may his Tongue be hotter, a horson Achitophel; a God his tongue be hotter! A whoreson Achitophel! AAchitophel (n.)[pron: a'kitofel] in the Bible, adviser to King David, who sided with Absalom in the conspiracy against David2H4 I.ii.34
whoreson (adj.)
old form: horson
[abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
Rascally-yea-forsooth-knaue, to beare a Gentleman in hand, rascally yea-forsooth knave, to bear a gentleman in hand,yea-forsooth (adj.)always agreeing, fawning, sycophantic2H4 I.ii.35
bear in hand
old form: beare
encourage with false hopes, foster expectation in
knave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
and then stand vpon Security? The horson smooth-and then stand upon security! The whoreson smoothy-stand upon (v.)
old form: vpon
make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
2H4 I.ii.36
smooth-pate, smoothy-pate (n.)cropped-head [of a Puritan city tradesman]
pates doe now weare nothing but high shoes, and bunches pates do now wear nothing but high shoes and buncheshigh (adj.)built-up, raised2H4 I.ii.37
of Keyes at their girdles: and if a man is through with of keys at their girdles; and if a man is through withthrough, bebe in agreement, see eye to eye2H4 I.ii.38
them in honest Taking-vp, then they must stand vpon them in honest taking up, then they must stand upontaking up (n.)
old form: Taking-vp
dealing, bargaining, agreement
2H4 I.ii.39
Securitie: I had as liefe they would put Rats-bane in my security. I had as lief they would put ratsbane in myratsbane (n.)rat poison2H4 I.ii.40
lief, had as
old form: liefe
should like just as much
mouth, as offer to stoppe it with Security. I look'd hee should haue mouth as offer to stop it with security. I looked 'a shouldstop (v.)
old form: stoppe
fill, cram, stuff
2H4 I.ii.41
look (v.)
old form: look'd
expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
sent me two and twenty yards of Satten (as I am true have sent me two-and-twenty yards of satin, as I am a 2H4 I.ii.42
Knight) and he sends me Security. Well, he may true knight, and he sends me ‘ security ’! Well he may 2H4 I.ii.43
sleep in Security, for he hath the horne of Abundance: and sleep in security, for he hath the horn of abundance, andsecurity (n.)over-confidence, carelessness2H4 I.ii.44
the lightnesse of his Wife shines through it, and yet the lightness of his wife shines through it – and yetlightness (n.)
old form: lightnesse
lewdness, wantonness, licentiousness
2H4 I.ii.45
cannot he see, though he haue his owne Lanthorne to light cannot he see, though he have his own lanthorn to lightlanthorn (n.)lantern2H4 I.ii.46
him. Where's Bardolfe? him. Where's Bardolph? 2H4 I.ii.47
Pag.PAGE 
He's gone into Smithfield to buy your worship a He's gone in Smithfield to buy your worship ain (prep.)into2H4 I.ii.48
horse. horse. 2H4 I.ii.49
Fal.FALSTAFF 
I bought him in Paules, and hee'l buy mee a I bought him in Paul's, and he'll buy me aPaul's (n.)St Paul's Cathedral, London2H4 I.ii.50
horse in Smithfield. If I could get mee a wife in the horse in Smithfield. An I could get me but a wife in theand, an (conj.)if, whether2H4 I.ii.51
Stewes, I were Mann'd, Hors'd, and Wiu'd. stews, I were manned, horsed, and wived.man (v.)
old form: Mann'd
attend, serve, wait on [by]
2H4 I.ii.52
stew (n.)
old form: Stewes
brothel, house of ill-repute
Enter Chiefe Iustice, and Seruant.Enter the Lord Chief Justice and his Servant 2H4 I.ii.53
Pag.PAGE 
Sir, heere comes the Nobleman that committed the Sir, here comes the nobleman that committed the 2H4 I.ii.53
Prince for striking him, about Bardolfe. Prince for striking him about Bardolph. 2H4 I.ii.54
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Wait close, I will not see him. Wait close; I will not see him.close (adv.)safely, secretly, out of sight2H4 I.ii.55
Ch.Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
What's he that goes there? What's he that goes there? 2H4 I.ii.56
Ser.SERVANT 
Falstaffe, and't please your Lordship. Falstaff, an't please your lordship. 2H4 I.ii.57
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
He that was in question for the He that was in question for thequestion, inon trial, under examination2H4 I.ii.58
Robbery? robbery? 2H4 I.ii.59
Ser.SERVANT 
He my Lord, but he hath since done good He, my lord – but he hath since done good 2H4 I.ii.60
seruice at Shrewsbury: and (as I heare) is now going with service at Shrewsbury, and, as I hear, is now going with 2H4 I.ii.61
some Charge, to the Lord Iohn of Lancaster. some charge to the Lord John of Lancaster.charge (n.)company, command2H4 I.ii.62
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
What to Yorke? Call him backe What, to York? Call him back 2H4 I.ii.63
againe. again. 2H4 I.ii.64
Ser.SERVANT 
Sir Iohn Falstaffe. Sir John Falstaff! 2H4 I.ii.65
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Boy, tell him, I am deafe. Boy, tell him I am deaf. 2H4 I.ii.66
Pag.PAGE 
You must speake lowder, my Master is deafe. You must speak louder; my master is deaf. 2H4 I.ii.67
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
I am sure he is, to the hearing of I am sure he is, to the hearing of 2H4 I.ii.68
any thing good. Go plucke him by the Elbow, I must anything good. Go pluck him by the elbow; I must 2H4 I.ii.69
speake with him. speak with him. 2H4 I.ii.70
Ser.SERVANT 
Sir Iohn. Sir John! 2H4 I.ii.71
Fal.FALSTAFF 
What? a yong knaue and beg? Is there What! A young knave, and begging! Is thereknave (n.)
old form: knaue
boy, lad, fellow
2H4 I.ii.72
not wars? Is there not imployment? Doth not the K. not wars? Is there not employment? Doth not the King 2H4 I.ii.73
lack subiects? Do not the Rebels want Soldiers? Though lack subjects? Do not the rebels need soldiers? Though 2H4 I.ii.74
it be a shame to be on any side but one, it is worse shame it be a shame to be on any side but one, it is worse shame 2H4 I.ii.75
to begge, then to be on the worst side, were it worse then to beg than to be on the worst side, were it worse than 2H4 I.ii.76
the name of Rebellion can tell how to make it. the name of rebellion can tell how to make it. 2H4 I.ii.77
Ser.SERVANT 
You mistake me Sir. You mistake me, sir. 2H4 I.ii.78
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Why sir? Did I say you were an honest man? Why, sir, did I say you were an honest man? 2H4 I.ii.79
Setting my Knight-hood, and my Souldiership aside, I had Setting my knighthood and my soldiership aside, I had 2H4 I.ii.80
lyed in my throat, if I had said so. lied in my throat if I had said so.throat, lie in one's
old form: lye
be an outrageous liar
2H4 I.ii.81
Ser.SERVANT 
I pray you (Sir) then set your Knighthood and I pray you, sir, then set your knighthood and 2H4 I.ii.82
your Souldier-ship aside, and giue mee leaue to tell you, you your soldiership aside, and give me leave to tell you you 2H4 I.ii.83
lye in your throat, if you say I am any other then an lie in your throat if you say I am any other than an 2H4 I.ii.84
honest man. honest man. 2H4 I.ii.85
Fal.FALSTAFF 
I giue thee leaue to tell me so? I lay a-side that I give thee leave to tell me so? I lay aside that 2H4 I.ii.86
which growes to me? If thou get'st any leaue of me, which grows to me? If thou gettest any leave of me,grow to (v.)
old form: growes
be an integral part of, become one with
2H4 I.ii.87
hang me: if thou tak'st leaue, thou wer't better be hang me. If thou takest leave, thou wert better be 2H4 I.ii.88
hang'd: you Hunt-counter, hence: Auant. hanged. You hunt counter. Hence! Avaunt!counter, compter (n.)[a term from hunting] taking an opposite path to the prey2H4 I.ii.89
avaunt (int.)
old form: Auant
begone, go away, be off
Ser.SERVANT 
Sir, my Lord would speake with you. Sir, my lord would speak with you. 2H4 I.ii.90
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Sir Iohn Falstaffe, a word with Sir John Falstaff, a word with 2H4 I.ii.91
you. you. 2H4 I.ii.92
Fal.FALSTAFF 
My good Lord: giue your Lordship good My good lord! God give your lordship good 2H4 I.ii.93
time of the day. I am glad to see your Lordship abroad: I time of day. I am glad to see your lordship abroad; Iabroad (adv.)away from home, out of the house2H4 I.ii.94
heard say your Lordship was sicke. I hope your Lordship heard say your lordship was sick. I hope your lordship 2H4 I.ii.95
goes abroad by aduise. Your Lordship (though not clean goes abroad by advice. Your lordship, though not cleanabroad (adv.)away from home, out of the house2H4 I.ii.96
past your youth) hath yet some smack of age in you: past your youth, have yet some smack of age in you,smack (n.)suggestion, trace, hint2H4 I.ii.97
some rellish of the saltnesse of Time, and I most humbly some relish of the saltness of time; and I most humblysaltness (n.)
old form: saltnesse
[unclear meaning] maturing power; piquancy; vigour
2H4 I.ii.98
relish (n.)trace, suggestion, hint
beseech your Lordship, to haue a reuerend care of your beseech your lordship to have a reverend care of your 2H4 I.ii.99
health. health. 2H4 I.ii.100
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Sir Iohn, I sent you before Sir John, I sent for you – before 2H4 I.ii.101
your Expedition, to Shrewsburie. your expedition to Shrewsbury. 2H4 I.ii.102
Fal.FALSTAFF 
If it please your Lordship, I heare his Maiestie An't please your lordship, I hear his majesty 2H4 I.ii.103
is return'd with some discomfort from Wales. is returned with some discomfort from Wales. 2H4 I.ii.104
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
I talke not of his Maiesty: you I talk not of his majesty. You 2H4 I.ii.105
would not come when I sent for you? would not come when I sent for you. 2H4 I.ii.106
Fal.FALSTAFF 
And I heare moreouer, his Highnesse is falne And I hear, moreover, his highness is fallen 2H4 I.ii.107
into this same whorson Apoplexie. into this same whoreson apoplexy.apoplexy (n.)
old form: Apoplexie
paralysis, torpor, total breakdown
2H4 I.ii.108
whoreson (adj.)
old form: whorson
[abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Well, heauen mend him. I pray Well, God mend him! I pray youmend (v.)amend, save [in emphatic expressions]2H4 I.ii.109
let me speak with you. let me speak with you. 2H4 I.ii.110
Fal.FALSTAFF 
This Apoplexie is (as I take it) a kind of This apoplexy, as I take it, is a kind of 2H4 I.ii.111
Lethargie, a sleeping of lethargy, an't please your lordship, a kind of sleeping in 2H4 I.ii.112
the blood, a horson Tingling. the blood, a whoreson tingling. 2H4 I.ii.113
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
What tell you me of it? be it as What tell you me of it? Be it as 2H4 I.ii.114
it is. it is. 2H4 I.ii.115
Fal.FALSTAFF 
It hath it originall from much greefe; from study It hath it original from much grief, from study,original (n.)
old form: originall
point of origin, cause, source
2H4 I.ii.116
study (n.)reflection, reverie, musing
grief (n.)
old form: greefe
pain, torment, distress
and perturbation of the braine. I haue read the cause of and perturbation of the brain. I have read the cause of 2H4 I.ii.117
his effects in Galen. It is a kinde of deafenesse. his effects in Galen; it is a kind of deafness.Galen (n.)[pron: 'gaylen] Greek physician, 2nd-c2H4 I.ii.118
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
I thinke you are falne into the I think you are fallen into the 2H4 I.ii.119
disease: For you heare not what I say to you. disease, for you hear not what I say to you. 2H4 I.ii.120
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Very well (my Lord) very well: rather an't Very well, my lord, very well. Rather, an't 2H4 I.ii.121
please you) it is the disease of not Listning, the malady please you, it is the disease of not listening, the malady 2H4 I.ii.122
of not Marking, that I am troubled withall. of not marking, that I am troubled withal.mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]2H4 I.ii.123
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
To punish you by the heeles, To punish you by the heelsheels, by the
old form: heeles
in the stocks, in irons
2H4 I.ii.124
would amend the attention of your eares, & I care not would amend the attention of your ears, and I care notamend (v.)cure, heal, improve2H4 I.ii.125
if I be your Physitian if I do become your physician. 2H4 I.ii.126
Fal.FALSTAFF 
I am as poore as Iob, my Lord; but not so I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not soJob (n.)[pron: johb] in the Bible, a patriarch, seen as a symbol of destitution and patience2H4 I.ii.127
Patient: your Lordship may minister the Potion of patient. Your lordship may minister the potion ofpotion (n.)medicine2H4 I.ii.128
imprisonment to me, in respect of Pouertie: but how I imprisonment to me in respect of poverty; but how I 2H4 I.ii.129
should bee your Patient, to follow your prescriptions, the should be your patient to follow your prescriptions, the 2H4 I.ii.130
wise may make some dram of a scruple, or indeede, a wise may make some dram of a scruple, or indeed adram (n.)tiny amount, small quantity2H4 I.ii.131
scruple (n.)suspicion, misgiving, doubt
scruple it selfe. scruple itself.scruple (n.)tiny amount, last ounce2H4 I.ii.132
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
I sent for you (when there were I sent for you, when there were 2H4 I.ii.133
matters against you for your life) to come speake with me. matters against you for your life, to come speak with me.matter (n.)reason, cause, ground2H4 I.ii.134
life, for one'sof a capital nature
Fal.FALSTAFF 
As I was then aduised by my learned Councel, As I was then advised by my learned counsel 2H4 I.ii.135
in the lawes of this Land-seruice, I did not come. in the laws of this land-service, I did not come.land-service (n.)
old form: seruice
military service done on land
2H4 I.ii.136
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Wel, the truth is (sir Iohn) you Well, the truth is, Sir John, you 2H4 I.ii.137
liue in great infamy live in great infamy. 2H4 I.ii.138
Fal.FALSTAFF 
He that buckles him in my belt, cãnot liue He that buckles himself in my belt cannot live 2H4 I.ii.139
in lesse. in less. 2H4 I.ii.140
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Your Meanes is very slender, and Your means are very slender, and 2H4 I.ii.141
your wast great. your waste is great. 2H4 I.ii.142
Fal.FALSTAFF 
I would it were otherwise: I would my Meanes I would it were otherwise; I would my means 2H4 I.ii.143
were greater, and my waste slenderer. were greater and my waist slenderer. 2H4 I.ii.144
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
You haue misled the youthfull You have misled the youthful 2H4 I.ii.145
Prince. Prince. 2H4 I.ii.146
Fal.FALSTAFF 
The yong Prince hath misled mee. I am the The young Prince hath misled me. I am the 2H4 I.ii.147
Fellow with the great belly, and he my Dogge. fellow with the great belly, and he my dog. 2H4 I.ii.148
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Well, I am loth to gall a new-Well, I am loath to gall a new-gall (v.)chafe, rub, make sore2H4 I.ii.149
heal'd wound: your daies seruice at Shrewsbury, hath a healed wound. Your day's service at Shrewsbury hath a 2H4 I.ii.150
little gilded ouer your Nights exploit on Gads-hill. You little gilded over your night's exploit on Gad's Hill. Yougild over (v.)
old form: ouer
smooth over, cover the defect of
2H4 I.ii.151
may thanke the vnquiet time, for your quiet o're-posting may thank th' unquiet time for your quiet o'erpostingoverpost (v.)
old form: o're-posting
pass over, disregard, overlook [of]
2H4 I.ii.152
unquiet (adj.)
old form: vnquiet
disturbed, disordered, restless
that Action. that action.action (n.)encounter, engagement, exploit2H4 I.ii.153
Fal.FALSTAFF 
My Lord? My lord! 2H4 I.ii.154
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
But since all is wel, keep it so: But since all is well, keep it so. 2H4 I.ii.155
wake not a sleeping Wolfe. Wake not a sleeping wolf. 2H4 I.ii.156
Fal.FALSTAFF 
To wake a Wolfe, is as bad as to smell a Fox. To wake a wolf is as bad as smell a fox. 2H4 I.ii.157
Iu.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
What? you are as a candle, the What! You are as a candle, the 2H4 I.ii.158
better part burnt out better part burnt out. 2H4 I.ii.159
Fal.FALSTAFF 
A Wassell-Candle, my Lord; all Tallow: if I did A wassail candle, my lord, all tallow – if I didwassail (n.)
old form: Wassell
drinking-party, carousal, revels
2H4 I.ii.160
tallow (n.)fat
say of wax, my growth would approue the truth. say of wax, my growth would approve the truth.approve (v.)
old form: approue
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
2H4 I.ii.161
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
There is not a white haire on your There is not a white hair in your 2H4 I.ii.162
face, but shold haue his effect of grauity. face but should have his effect of gravity.gravity (n.)
old form: grauity
respectability, authority, dignified position
2H4 I.ii.163
Fal.FALSTAFF 
His effect of grauy, grauy, grauy. His effect of gravy, gravy, gravy. 2H4 I.ii.164
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
You follow the yong Prince vp You follow the young Prince up 2H4 I.ii.165
and downe, like his euill Angell. and down, like his ill angel.ill (adj.)evil, wicked, immoral2H4 I.ii.166
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Not so (my Lord) your ill Angell is light: but I Not so, my lord; your ill angel is light, but Iangel (n.)
old form: Angell
gold coin [with the angel Michael depicted], value between a third and half of a pound
2H4 I.ii.167
light (adj.)[of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
hope, he that lookes vpon mee, will take mee without, hope he that looks upon me will take me withouttake (v.)put up with, accept2H4 I.ii.168
weighing: and yet, in some respects I grant, I cannot weighing. And yet in some respects, I grant, I cannot 2H4 I.ii.169
go: I cannot tell. Vertue is of so little regard in these go – I cannot tell. Virtue is of so little regard in thesetell (v.)count out, number, itemize2H4 I.ii.170
regard (n.)respect, repute, esteem
go (v.)pass as current, be valued
virtue (n.)
old form: Vertue
courage, valour, bravery
Costor-mongers, that true valor is turn'd Beare-heard. costermongers' times that true valour is turned bear-herd;bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord (n.)
old form: Beare-heard
bear-keeper, bear-handler [for dancing or baiting]
2H4 I.ii.171
costermonger (n.)
old form: Costor-mongers
[sellers of fruit (originally ‘costard-apples’) and vegetables] barrow-boy, apple-seller
Pregnancie is made a Tapster, and hath his quicke wit pregnancy is made a tapster, and his quick wittapster (n.)inn waiter, drawer of ale2H4 I.ii.172
pregnancy (n.)
old form: Pregnancie
quick-wittedness, inventive imagination
wasted in giuing Recknings: all the other gifts appertinent wasted in giving reckonings; all the other gifts appertinentappertinent (adj.)appertaining, belonging, relating2H4 I.ii.173
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
reckoning (n.)
old form: Recknings
bill [at an inn], settling of account
to man (as the malice of this Age shapes them) are to man, as the malice of this age shapes them, are 2H4 I.ii.174
not woorth a Gooseberry. You that are old, consider not not worth a gooseberry. You that are old consider not 2H4 I.ii.175
the capacities of vs that are yong: you measure the the capacities of us that are young; you do measure the 2H4 I.ii.176
heat of our Liuers, with the bitternes of your gals: & heat of our livers with the bitterness of your galls; andliver (n.)
old form: Liuers
part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
2H4 I.ii.177
gall (n.)
old form: gals
bile [reputed for its bitterness]
we that are in the vaward of our youth, I must confesse, we that are in the vaward of our youth, I must confess,vaward (n.)foremost part, front line, vanguard2H4 I.ii.178
are wagges too. are wags too.wag (n.)
old form: wagges
fellow, lad, mischievous boy
2H4 I.ii.179
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Do you set downe your name in Do you set down your name in 2H4 I.ii.180
the scrowle of youth, that are written downe old, with all the scroll of youth, that are written down old with all 2H4 I.ii.181
the Charracters of age? Haue you not a moist eye? a dry the characters of age? Have you not a moist eye, a drycharacter (n.)
old form: Charracters
distinctive sign, stamp, trait
2H4 I.ii.182
moist (adj.)watery, rheumy
hand? a yellow cheeke? a white beard? a decreasing leg? hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, 2H4 I.ii.183
an incresing belly? Is not your voice broken? your winde an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your windwind (n.)
old form: winde
breath
2H4 I.ii.184
short? your wit single? and euery part short, your chin double, your wit single, and every partwit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity2H4 I.ii.185
single (adj.)poor, feeble, slight, trivial
about you blasted with Antiquity? and wil you cal about you blasted with antiquity? And will you yet callantiquity (n.)old age, seniority2H4 I.ii.186
blast (v.)blight, wither, destroy
your selfe yong? Fy, fy, fy, sir Iohn. yourself young? Fie, fie, fie, Sir John! 2H4 I.ii.187
Fal.FALSTAFF 
My Lord, I was borne My lord, I was born about three of the clock 2H4 I.ii.188
with a white head, & somthing a in the afternoon, with a white head, and something asomething (adv.)
old form: somthing
somewhat, rather
2H4 I.ii.189
round belly. For my voice, I haue lost it with hallowing round belly. For my voice, I have lost it with hallooing,hallowing, hallooing, halloing, holloaing (n.)shouting, hallooing, crying out2H4 I.ii.190
and singing of Anthemes. To approue my youth farther, and singing of anthems. To approve my youth further,approve (v.)
old form: approue
put to the proof, test, try
2H4 I.ii.191
anthem (n.)
old form: Anthemes
song of mourning, hymn of grief
I will not: the truth is, I am onely olde in iudgement and I will not. The truth is, I am only old in judgement and 2H4 I.ii.192
vnderstanding: and he that will caper with mee for a understanding; and he that will caper with me for acaper (v.)engage in a dancing contest2H4 I.ii.193
thousand Markes, let him lend me the mony, & haue thousand marks, let him lend me the money, and havemark (n.)accounting unit in England (value: two-thirds of a pound)2H4 I.ii.194
have at [someone]
old form: haue
[said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
at him. For the boxe of th' eare that the Prince gaue you, at him! For the box of the ear that the Prince gave you, 2H4 I.ii.195
he gaue it like a rude Prince, and you tooke it like a he gave it like a rude prince, and you took it like arude (adj.)impolite, offensive2H4 I.ii.196
sensible Lord. I haue checkt him for it, and the yong sensible lord. I have checked him for it, and the youngcheck (v.)
old form: checkt
rebuke, scold, reprimand
2H4 I.ii.197
sensible (adj.)endowed with good sense, perceptive, responsible
Lion repents: Marry not in ashes and sacke-cloath, lion repents – (aside) marry, not in ashes and sackcloth,marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary2H4 I.ii.198
but in new Silke, and old Sacke. but in new silk and old sack.sack (n.)
old form: sacke
[type of] white wine
2H4 I.ii.199
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Wel, heauen send the Prince Well, God send the Prince a 2H4 I.ii.200
a better companion. better companion! 2H4 I.ii.201
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Heauen send the Companion a better Prince: I God send the companion a better prince! I 2H4 I.ii.202
cannot rid my hands of him. cannot rid my hands of him. 2H4 I.ii.203
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Well, the King hath seuer'd you Well, the King hath severed you 2H4 I.ii.204
and Prince Harry, I heare you are going with Lord Iohn and Prince Harry. I hear you are going with Lord John 2H4 I.ii.205
of Lancaster, against the Archbishop, and the Earle of of Lancaster against the Archbishop and the Earl of 2H4 I.ii.206
Northumberland Northumberland. 2H4 I.ii.207
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Yes, I thanke your pretty sweet wit for it: but Yea, I thank your pretty sweet wit for it. Butwit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability2H4 I.ii.208
looke you pray, (all you that kisse my Ladie Peace, at home) look you pray, all you that kiss my lady Peace at home,look (v.)
old form: looke
take care, see, be sure
2H4 I.ii.209
that our Armies ioyn not in a hot day: for that our armies join not in a hot day; for, by the Lord,day (n.)day of battle, contest2H4 I.ii.210
if I take but two shirts out with me, and I meane not to I take but two shirts out with me, and I mean not to 2H4 I.ii.211
sweat extraordinarily: if it bee a hot day, if I brandish sweat extraordinarily. If it be a hot day, and I brandishday (n.)day of battle, contest2H4 I.ii.212
any thing but my Bottle, would I might neuer spit white anything but a bottle – I would I might never spit whitewhite (adv.)[unclear meaning] clearly, lacking colour2H4 I.ii.213
againe: There is not a daungerous Action can peepe out again. There is not a dangerous action can peep out 2H4 I.ii.214
his head, but I am thrust vpon it. Well, I cannot last his head but I am thrust upon it. Well, I cannot last 2H4 I.ii.215
euer.ever – but it was alway yet the trick of our Englishalway (adv.)always2H4 I.ii.216
trick (n.)habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
nation, if they have a good thing, to make it too common. 2H4 I.ii.217
If ye will needs say I am an old man, you should give 2H4 I.ii.218
me rest. I would to God my name were not so terrible 2H4 I.ii.219
to the enemy as it is. I were better to be eaten to death 2H4 I.ii.220
with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual 2H4 I.ii.221
motion. 2H4 I.ii.222
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Well, be honest, be honest, and Well, be honest, be honest, and 2H4 I.ii.223
heauen blesse your Expedition. God bless your expedition! 2H4 I.ii.224
Fal.FALSTAFF 
Will your Lordship lend mee a thousand pound, Will your lordship lend me a thousand pound 2H4 I.ii.225
to furnish me forth? to furnish me forth? 2H4 I.ii.226
Iust.LORD CHIEF JUSTICE 
Not a peny, not a peny: you Not a penny, not a penny! You 2H4 I.ii.227
are too impatient to beare crosses. Fare you well. Commend are too impatient to bear crosses. Fare you well. Commendcross (n.)coin [referring to the cross stamped on some types of coin]2H4 I.ii.228
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
mee to my Cosin Westmerland. me to my cousin Westmorland. 2H4 I.ii.229
Exeunt Lord Chief Justice and Servant 2H4 I.ii.229
Fal.FALSTAFF 
If I do, fillop me with a three-man-Beetle. A If I do, fillip me with a three-man beetle. Abeetle (n.)sledgehammer, heavy ram2H4 I.ii.230
fillip, fillop (v.)
old form: fillop
strike smartly against, tap against, touch
man can no more separate Age and Couetousnesse, then he man can no more separate age and covetousness than 'a 2H4 I.ii.231
can part yong limbes and letchery: but the Gowt galles the can part young limbs and lechery; but the gout galls thegall (v.)
old form: galles
vex, annoy, irritate
2H4 I.ii.232
one, and the pox pinches the other; and so both the one, and the pox pinches the other; and so both thepinch (v.)torment, pain, torture2H4 I.ii.233
pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
Degrees preuent my curses. Boy? degrees prevent my curses. Boy!degree (n.)condition, state of being, stage of life2H4 I.ii.234
prevent (v.)
old form: preuent
forestall, anticipate
Page.PAGE 
Sir. Sir? 2H4 I.ii.235
Fal.FALSTAFF 
What money is in my purse? What money is in my purse? 2H4 I.ii.236
Page.PAGE 
Seuen groats, and two pence. Seven groats and two pence.groat (n.)fourpenny piece2H4 I.ii.237
Fal.FALSTAFF 
I can get no remedy against this Consumption of I can get no remedy against this consumption ofconsumption (n.)wasting disease, venereal disease2H4 I.ii.238
the purse. Borrowing onely lingers, and lingers it out, the purse; borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, 2H4 I.ii.239
but the disease is incureable. Go beare this letter to my but the disease is incurable. Go bear this letter to my 2H4 I.ii.240
Lord of Lancaster, this to the Prince, this to the Earle lord of Lancaster; this to the Prince; this to the Earl 2H4 I.ii.241
of Westmerland, and this to old Mistris Vrsula, whome of Westmorland – and this to old mistress Ursusla, whom 2H4 I.ii.242
I haue weekly sworne to marry, since I perceiu'd the first I have weekly sworn to marry since I perceived the first 2H4 I.ii.243
white haire on my chin. About it: you know where to white hair of my chin. About it! You know where to about (adv.)about your business, into action2H4 I.ii.244
finde me. find me. 2H4 I.ii.245
Exit Page 2H4 I.ii.245
A pox of this Gowt, or a Gowt of this Poxe: for the one A pox of this gout! Or a gout of this pox! For the onepox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules2H4 I.ii.246
or th' other playes the rogue with my great toe: It is no or the other plays the rogue with my great toe. 'Tis no 2H4 I.ii.247
matter, if I do halt, I haue the warres for my colour, and matter if I do halt; I have the wars for my colour, andcolour (n.)pretext, pretence2H4 I.ii.248
halt (v.)limp, proceed lamely
my Pension shall seeme the more reasonable. A good wit my pension shall seem the more reasonable. A good witwit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity2H4 I.ii.249
will make vse of any thing: I will turne diseases to will make use of anything; I will turn diseases tocommodity (n.)asset, advantage, benefit2H4 I.ii.250
commodity. commodity. 2H4 I.ii.251
ExeuntExit 2H4 I.ii.251
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