Henry IV Part 2
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Enter Archbishop, Hastings, Mowbray, Enter the Archbishop of York, Thomas Mowbray the 2H4 I.iii.1.1
and Lord BardolfeEarl Marshal, Lord Hastings, and Lord Bardolph 2H4 I.iii.1.2
Thus haue you heard our causes, & kno our Means: Thus have you heard our cause and known our means,cause (n.)reason, motive, ground2H4 I.iii.1
And my most noble Friends, I pray you all And, my most noble friends, I pray you all 2H4 I.iii.2
Speake plainly your opinions of our hopes, Speak plainly your opinions of our hopes. 2H4 I.iii.3
And first (Lord Marshall) what say you to it? And first, Lord Marshal, what say you to it? 2H4 I.iii.4
I well allow the occasion of our Armes, I well allow the occasion of our arms,occasion (n.)ground, reason, cause, matter2H4 I.iii.5
allow (v.)acknowledge, grant, admit
But gladly would be better satisfied, But gladly would be better satisfied 2H4 I.iii.6
How (in our Meanes) we should aduance our selues How in our means we should advance ourselvesin (prep.)within2H4 I.iii.7
To looke with forhead bold and big enough To look with forehead bold and big enoughforehead (n.)
old form: forhead
commanding countenance, assurance, audacity
2H4 I.iii.8
Vpon the Power and puisance of the King. Upon the power and puissance of the King.puissance (n.)
old form: puisance
power, might, force
2H4 I.iii.9
Our present Musters grow vpon the File Our present musters grow upon the filefile (n.)register, list, roll2H4 I.iii.10
To fiue and twenty thousand men of choice: To five-and-twenty thousand men of choice;choice, ofpicked, specially selected2H4 I.iii.11
And our Supplies, liue largely in the hope And our supplies live largely in the hopesupply (n.)reinforcement(s), support, relief2H4 I.iii.12
largely (adv.)abundantly, amply, greatly
Of great Northumberland, whose bosome burnes Of great Northumberland, whose bosom burnsbosom (n.)
old form: bosome
heart, inner person
2H4 I.iii.13
With an incensed Fire of Iniuries. With an incensed fire of injuries.incensed (adj.)inflamed, angered, enraged2H4 I.iii.14
injury (n.)
old form: Iniuries
grievance, wrong, complaint
The question then (Lord Hastings) standeth thus The question then, Lord Hastings, standeth thus – stand (v.)be, appear2H4 I.iii.15
Whether our present fiue and twenty thousand Whether our present five-and-twenty thousand 2H4 I.iii.16
May hold-vp-head, without Northumberland: May hold up head without Northumberland.hold up (v.)
old form: hold-vp
support, uphold, sustain
2H4 I.iii.17
head (n.)power, strength, scope
With him, we may. With him we may. 2H4 I.iii.18.1
I marry, there's the point: Yea, marry, there's the point;marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary2H4 I.iii.18.2
But if without him we be thought to feeble, But if without him we be thought too feeble, 2H4 I.iii.19
My iudgement is, we should not step too farre My judgement is, we should not step too far 2H4 I.iii.20
Till we had his Assistance by the hand. Till we had his assistance by the hand; 2H4 I.iii.21
For in a Theame so bloody fac'd, as this, For in a theme so bloody-faced as this, 2H4 I.iii.22
Coniecture, Expectation, and Surmise Conjecture, expectation, and surmisesurmise (n.)idea, imagining, conjecture2H4 I.iii.23
conjecture (n.)
old form: Coniecture
supposition, imaginary case
Of Aydes incertaine, should not be admitted. Of aids incertain should not be admitted.incertain (adj.)
old form: incertaine
uncertain, doubtful, dubious
2H4 I.iii.24
'Tis very true Lord Bardolfe, for indeed 'Tis very true, Lord Bardolph, for indeed 2H4 I.iii.25
It was yong Hotspurres case, at Shrewsbury. It was young Hotspur's cause at Shrewsbury.cause (n.)
old form: case
matter of concern, apprehension
2H4 I.iii.26
It was (my Lord) who lin'd himself with hope, It was, my lord; who lined himself with hope,line (v.)
old form: lin'd
strengthen, support, fortify
2H4 I.iii.27
Eating the ayre, on promise of Supply, Eating the air and promise of supply,supply (n.)reinforcement(s), support, relief2H4 I.iii.28
Flatt'ring himselfe with Proiect of a power, Flattering himself in project of a powerpower (n.)armed force, troops, host, army2H4 I.iii.29
project (n.)
old form: Proiect
anticipation, speculation, prospect
Much smaller, then the smallest of his Thoughts, Much smaller than the smallest of his thoughts, 2H4 I.iii.30
And so with great imagination And so, with great imagination 2H4 I.iii.31
(Proper to mad men) led his Powers to death, Proper to madmen, led his powers to death, 2H4 I.iii.32
And (winking) leap'd into destruction. And winking leaped into destruction.wink (v.)shut one's eyes2H4 I.iii.33
But (by your leaue) it neuer yet did hurt, But, by your leave, it never yet did hurt 2H4 I.iii.34
To lay downe likely-hoods, and formes of hope. To lay down likelihoods and forms of hope.lay down (v.)
old form: downe
formulate, work out, estimate
2H4 I.iii.35
Yes, if this present quality of warre, Yes, if this present quality of war,quality (n.)occasion, cause2H4 I.iii.36
Indeed the instant action: a cause on foot, Indeed, the instant action, a cause on foot,instant (adj.)imminent, impending, close at hand2H4 I.iii.37
foot, onin employment, taking place, under way
action (n.)campaign, military action, strategy
Liues so in hope: As in an early Spring, Lives so in hope – as in an early spring 2H4 I.iii.38
We see th' appearing buds, which to proue fruite, We see th' appearing buds; which to prove fruit 2H4 I.iii.39
Hope giues not so much warrant, as Dispaire Hope gives not so much warrant, as despairwarrant (n.)assurance, pledge, guarantee2H4 I.iii.40
That Frosts will bite them. When we meane to build, That frosts will bite them. When we mean to build, 2H4 I.iii.41
We first suruey the Plot, then draw the Modell, We first survey the plot, then draw the model,model (n.)
old form: Modell
ground-plan, layout, outline
2H4 I.iii.42
And when we see the figure of the house, And when we see the figure of the house,figure (n.)form, design, shape, conception2H4 I.iii.43
Then must we rate the cost of the Erection, Then must we rate the cost of the erection,rate (v.)reckon, estimate, appraise2H4 I.iii.44
Which if we finde out-weighes Ability, Which if we find outweighs ability,ability (n.)means, resources, funds2H4 I.iii.45
What do we then, but draw a-new the Modell What do we then but draw anew the model 2H4 I.iii.46
In fewer offices? Or at least, desist In fewer offices, or at least desistoffice (n.)room, apartment, living area2H4 I.iii.47
least, atultimately, in the final analysis
To builde at all? Much more, in this great worke, To build at all? Much more, in this great work –  2H4 I.iii.48
(Which is (almost) to plucke a Kingdome downe, Which is almost to pluck a kingdom down 2H4 I.iii.49
And set another vp) should we suruey And set another up – should we survey 2H4 I.iii.50
The plot of Situation, and the Modell; The plot of situation and the model, 2H4 I.iii.51
Consent vpon a sure Foundation: Consent upon a sure foundation,consent (v.)agree, concur, acquiesce2H4 I.iii.52
Question Surueyors, know our owne estate, Question surveyors, know our own estate,estate (n.)state, situation, circumstances2H4 I.iii.53
How able such a Worke to vndergo, How able such a work to undergo, 2H4 I.iii.54
To weigh against his Opposite? Or else, To weigh against his opposite; or elseopposite (n.)opponent, adversary, anatagonist2H4 I.iii.55
weigh (v.)balance [as in scales], poise, match
We fortifie in Paper, and in Figures, We fortify in paper and in figures, 2H4 I.iii.56
Vsing the Names of men, instead of men: Using the names of men instead of men, 2H4 I.iii.57
Like one, that drawes the Modell of a house Like one that draws the model of an house 2H4 I.iii.58
Beyond his power to builde it; who (halfe through) Beyond his power to build it, who, half-through, 2H4 I.iii.59
Giues o're, and leaues his part-created Cost Gives o'er and leaves his part-created costcost (n.)expensive item, costly development2H4 I.iii.60
part-created (adj.)partly built
A naked subiect to the Weeping Clouds, A naked subject to the weeping clouds,naked (adj.)exposed, unprotected, laid open2H4 I.iii.61
subject (n.)
old form: subiect
object, thing, creature
And waste, for churlish Winters tyranny. And waste for churlish winter's tyranny.waste (n.)wasteland, wild domain2H4 I.iii.62
Grant that our hopes (yet likely of faire byrth) Grant that our hopes, yet likely of fair birth, 2H4 I.iii.63
Should be still-borne: and that we now possest Should be still-born, and that we now possessed 2H4 I.iii.64
The vtmost man of expectation: The utmost man of expectation,utmost (adj.)
old form: vtmost
maximum, largest number of
2H4 I.iii.65
I thinke we are a Body strong enough I think we are so, body strong enough, 2H4 I.iii.66
(Euen as we are) to equall with the King. Even as we are, to equal with the King. 2H4 I.iii.67
What is the King but fiue & twenty thousand? What, is the King but five-and-twenty thousand? 2H4 I.iii.68
To vs no more: nay not so much Lord Bardolf. To us no more, nay, not so much, Lord Bardolph; 2H4 I.iii.69
For his diuisions (as the Times do braul) For his divisions, as the times do brawl,brawl (v.)
old form: braul
quarrel, squabble, contend
2H4 I.iii.70
Are in three Heads: one Power against the French, Are in three heads: one power against the French;power (n.)single force, one power2H4 I.iii.71
And one against Glendower: Perforce a third And one against Glendower; perforce a thirdperforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter2H4 I.iii.72
Must take vp vs: So is the vnfirme King Must take up us. So is the unfirm Kingtake up (v.)
old form: vp
take on, handle, cope with
2H4 I.iii.73
unfirm (adj.)
old form: vnfirme
weak, feeble, lacking in strength
In three diuided: and his Coffers sound In three divided, and his coffers soundsound (v.)resound, ring, echo2H4 I.iii.74
With hollow Pouerty, and Emptinesse. With hollow poverty and emptiness. 2H4 I.iii.75
That he should draw his seuerall strengths togither That he should draw his several strengths togetherseveral (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
2H4 I.iii.76
And come against vs in full puissance And come against us in full puissancepuissance (n.)power, might, force2H4 I.iii.77
Need not be dreaded. Need not be dreaded. 2H4 I.iii.78.1
If he should do so, If he should do so, 2H4 I.iii.78.2
He leaues his backe vnarm'd, the French, and Welch He leaves his back unarmed, the French and Welsh 2H4 I.iii.79
Baying him at the heeles: neuer feare that. Baying him at the heels; never fear that.bay (v.)bring to bay, drive to a last stand2H4 I.iii.80
Who is it like should lead his Forces hither? Who is it like should lead his forces hither?like (adv.)likely, probable / probably2H4 I.iii.81
The Duke of Lancaster, and Westmerland: The Duke of Lancaster and Westmorland; 2H4 I.iii.82
Against the Welsh himselfe, and Harrie Monmouth. Against the Welsh, himself and Harry Monmouth: 2H4 I.iii.83
But who is substituted 'gainst the French, But who is substituted 'gainst the Frenchsubstitute (v.)delegate, depute, commission2H4 I.iii.84
I haue no certaine notice. I have no certain notice.notice (n.)information, intelligence, notification2H4 I.iii.85.1
Let vs on: Let us on, 2H4 I.iii.85.2
And publish the occasion of our Armes. And publish the occasion of our arms.occasion (n.)ground, reason, cause, matter2H4 I.iii.86
The Common-wealth is sicke of their owne Choice, The commonwealth is sick of their own choice;commonweal, commonwealth (n.)
old form: Common-wealth
state, nation, community, body politic
2H4 I.iii.87
Their ouer-greedy loue hath surfetted: Their over-greedy love hath surfeited.surfeit (v.)
old form: surfetted
feed to excess, overindulge, glut
2H4 I.iii.88
An habitation giddy, and vnsure An habitation giddy and unsuregiddy (adj.)foolish, stupid, ill-considered2H4 I.iii.89
Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart. Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart.vulgar (adj.)public, general, common2H4 I.iii.90
O thou fond Many, with what loud applause O thou fond many, with what loud applausefond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad2H4 I.iii.91
many (n.)multitude, throng
Did'st thou beate heauen with blessing Bullingbrooke, Didst thou beat heaven with blessing Bolingbroke, 2H4 I.iii.92
Before he was, what thou would'st haue him be? Before he was what thou wouldst have him be! 2H4 I.iii.93
And being now trimm'd in thine owne desires, And being now trimmed in thine own desires,trim up, trim (v.)
old form: trimm'd
decorate, array, deck out
2H4 I.iii.94
Thou (beastly Feeder) art so full of him, Thou, beastly feeder, art so full of him 2H4 I.iii.95
That thou prouok'st thy selfe to cast him vp. That thou provokest thyself to cast him up. 2H4 I.iii.96
So, so, (thou common Dogge) did'st thou disgorge So, so, thou common dog, didst thou disgorge 2H4 I.iii.97
Thy glutton-bosome of the Royall Richard, Thy glutton bosom of the royal Richard – glutton (adj.)gluttonous, voracious, greedy2H4 I.iii.98
bosom (n.)
old form: bosome
stomach, gut; or: being, person
And now thou would'st eate thy dead vomit vp, And now thou wouldst eat thy dead vomit up, 2H4 I.iii.99
And howl'st to finde it. What trust is in these Times? And howlest to find it. What trust is in these times? 2H4 I.iii.100
They, that when Richard liu'd, would haue him dye, They that, when Richard lived, would have him die 2H4 I.iii.101
Are now become enamour'd on his graue. Are now become enamoured on his grave. 2H4 I.iii.102
Thou that threw'st dust vpon his goodly head Thou that threwest dust upon his goodly head, 2H4 I.iii.103
When through proud London he came sighing on, When through proud London he came sighing on 2H4 I.iii.104
After th' admired heeles of Bullingbrooke, After th' admired heels of Bolingbroke, 2H4 I.iii.105
Cri'st now, O Earth, yeeld vs that King againe, Cryest now ‘ O earth, yield us that king again, 2H4 I.iii.106
And take thou this (O thoughts of men accurs'd) And take thou this!’ O thoughts of men accursed! 2H4 I.iii.107
"Past, and to Come, seemes best; things Present, worst. Past and to come seems best; things present, worst. 2H4 I.iii.108
Shall we go draw our numbers, and set on? Shall we go draw our numbers and set on?set on (v.)go forward, advance, proceed2H4 I.iii.109
draw (v.)take up, receive, collect
We are Times subiects, and Time bids, be gon. We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone. 2H4 I.iii.110
Exeunt 2H4 I.iii.110
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