Henry IV Part 2
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Enter Falstaffe and Alarum. Excursions. Enter Falstaff and Sir John 2H4 IV.iii.1.1
Colleuile.Colevile 2H4 IV.iii.1.2
What's your Name, Sir? of what Condition are What's your name, sir? Of what condition arecondition (n.)position, social rank, station2H4 IV.iii.1
you? and of what place, I pray? you, and of what place?place (n.)position, post, office, rank2H4 IV.iii.2
I am a Knight, Sir: And my Name is Colleuile I am a knight, sir, and my name is Colevile 2H4 IV.iii.3
of the Dale. of the Dale. 2H4 IV.iii.4
Well then, Colleuile is your Name, a Knight is Well then, Colevile is your name, a knight is 2H4 IV.iii.5
your Degree, and your Place, the Dale. Colleuile shall stillbe your degree, and your place the Dale. Colevile shall be 2H4 IV.iii.6
your Name, a Traytor your Degree, and the Dungeon still your name, a traitor your degree, and the dungeonstill (adv.)constantly, always, continually2H4 IV.iii.7
your Place, a place deepe enough: so shall you be still your place – a place deep enough; so shall you be still 2H4 IV.iii.8
Colleuile of the Dale. Colevile of the Dale. 2H4 IV.iii.9
Are not you Sir Iohn Falstaffe? Are not you Sir John Falstaff? 2H4 IV.iii.10
As good a man as he sir, who ere I am: doe As good a man as he, sir, whoe'er I am. Do 2H4 IV.iii.11
yee yeelde sir, or shall I sweate for you? if I doe sweate, ye yield, sir, or shall I sweat for you? If I do sweat, 2H4 IV.iii.12
they are the drops of thy Louers, and they weep for thy they are the drops of thy lovers, and they weep for thylover (n.)
old form: Louers
companion, comrade, dear friend
2H4 IV.iii.13
death, therefore rowze vp Feare and Trembling, and do death. Therefore rouse up fear and trembling, and do 2H4 IV.iii.14
obseruance to my mercy. observance to my mercy. 2H4 IV.iii.15
I thinke you are Sir Iohn Falstaffe, & in that I think you are Sir John Falstaff, and in that 2H4 IV.iii.16
thought yeeld me. thought yield me. 2H4 IV.iii.17
He kneels 2H4 IV.iii.18
I haue a whole Schoole of tongues in this belly I have a whole school of tongues in this belly 2H4 IV.iii.18
of mine, and not a Tongue of them all, speakes anie other of mine, and not a tongue of them all speaks any other 2H4 IV.iii.19
word but my name: and I had but a belly of any word but my name. An I had but a belly of anyand, an (conj.)if, even if2H4 IV.iii.20
indifferencie, I were simply the most actiue fellow in Europe: indifferency, I were simply the most active fellow in Europe;indifferency (n.)ordinariness, average character2H4 IV.iii.21
my wombe, my wombe, my wombe vndoes mee. Heere my womb, my womb, my womb undoes me. Herewomb (n.)
old form: wombe
belly, paunch
2H4 IV.iii.22
comes our Generall. comes our general. 2H4 IV.iii.23
Retreat sounded 2H4 IV.iii.24.1
Enter Prince Iohn, and Westmerland.Enter Prince John, Westmorland, and Blunt, with 2H4 IV.iii.24.2
soldiers 2H4 IV.iii.24.3
The heat is past, follow no farther now: The heat is past; follow no further now. 2H4 IV.iii.24
Call in the Powers, good Cousin Westmerland. Call in the powers, good cousin Westmorland.power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army2H4 IV.iii.25
Exit Westmorland 2H4 IV.iii.25
Now Falstaffe, where haue you beene all this while? Now, Falstaff, where have you been all this while? 2H4 IV.iii.26
When euery thing is ended, then you come. When everything is ended, then you come. 2H4 IV.iii.27
These tardie Tricks of yours will (on my life) These tardy tricks of yours will, on my life, 2H4 IV.iii.28
One time, or other, breake some Gallowes back. One time or other break some gallows' back. 2H4 IV.iii.29
I would bee sorry (my Lord) but it should bee I would be sorry, my lord, but it should be 2H4 IV.iii.30
thus: I neuer knew yet, but rebuke and checke was the thus. I never knew yet but rebuke and check was thecheck (n.)
old form: checke
reprimand, reproof, rebuke
2H4 IV.iii.31
reward of Valour. Doe you thinke me a Swallow, an Arrow, reward of valour. Do you think me a swallow, an arrow, 2H4 IV.iii.32
or a Bullet? Haue I, in my poore and olde Motion, the or a bullet? Have I in my poor and old motion themotion (n.)act of moving, movement, stirring2H4 IV.iii.33
expedition of Thought? I haue speeded hither with the expedition of thought? I have speeded hither with theexpedition (n.)haste, speedy action, prompt dispatch2H4 IV.iii.34
very extremest ynch of possibilitie. I haue fowndred nine very extremest inch of possibility; I have foundered ninefounder (v.)
old form: fowndred
make lame, cause to break down
2H4 IV.iii.35
score and odde Postes: and heere (trauell-tainted as I am)score and odd posts: and here, travel-tainted as I am,post (n.)
old form: Postes
2H4 IV.iii.36
travel-tainted (adj.)
old form: trauell-tainted
haue, in my pure and immaculate Valour, taken Sir Iohn have in my pure and immaculate valour taken Sir John 2H4 IV.iii.37
Colleuile of the Dale, a most furious Knight, and valorous Colevile of the Dale, a most furious knight and valorous 2H4 IV.iii.38
Enemie: But what of that? hee saw mee, and yeelded: enemy. But what of that? He saw me, and yielded; 2H4 IV.iii.39
that I may iustly say with the hooke-nos'd fellow of that I may justly say, with the hook-nosed fellow of 2H4 IV.iii.40
Rome, I came, saw, and ouer-came. Rome, three words, ‘ I came, saw, and overcame.’ 2H4 IV.iii.41
It was more of his Courtesie, then your It was more of his courtesy than your 2H4 IV.iii.42
deseruing. deserving.deserving (n.)
old form: deseruing
worthiness, desert, merit
2H4 IV.iii.43
I know not: heere hee is, and heere I yeeld him: I know not. Here he is, and here I yield him. 2H4 IV.iii.44
and I beseech your Grace, let it be book'd, with the rest And I beseech your grace, let it be booked with the rest 2H4 IV.iii.45
of this dayes deedes; or I sweare, I will haue it in a of this day's deeds, or by the Lord I will have it in a 2H4 IV.iii.46
particular Ballad, with mine owne Picture on the particular ballad else, with mine own picture on theparticular (adj.)personal, special, private2H4 IV.iii.47
top of it (Colleuile kissing my foot:) To the which course, top on't, Colevile kissing my foot – to the which coursecourse (n.)course of action, way of proceeding2H4 IV.iii.48
if I be enforc'd, if you do not all shew like gilt two-pences if I be enforced, if you do not all show like gilt twopencesgilt (adj.)coated with gold2H4 IV.iii.49
to me; and I, in the cleare Skie of Fame, o're-shine to me, and I in the clear sky of fame o'ershineovershine, over-shine (v.)
old form: o're-shine
outshine, surpass, excel
2H4 IV.iii.50
you as much as the Full Moone doth the Cynders of the you as much as the full moon doth the cinders of thecinder (n.)
old form: Cynders
burning coal, flaming ember
2H4 IV.iii.51
Element (which shew like Pinnes-heads to her) beleeue not element, which show like pins' heads to her, believe notelement (n.)air, sky, heavens2H4 IV.iii.52
the Word of the Noble: therefore let mee haue right, and the word of the noble. Therefore let me have right, and 2H4 IV.iii.53
let desert mount. let desert mount.mount (v.)ascend, rise up, climb2H4 IV.iii.54
desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, right
Thine's too heauie to mount. Thine's too heavy to mount.heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
troublesome, iniquitous, heinous
2H4 IV.iii.55
Let it shine then. Let it shine, then. 2H4 IV.iii.56
Thine's too thick to shine. Thine's too thick to shine.thick (adj.)dull, dim, poor2H4 IV.iii.57
Let it doe something (my good Lord) that may Let it do something, my good lord, that may 2H4 IV.iii.58
doe me good, and call it what you will. do me good, and call it what you will. 2H4 IV.iii.59
Is thy Name Colleuile? Is thy name Colevile? 2H4 IV.iii.60
It is (my Lord.) It is, my lord. 2H4 IV.iii.61
A famous Rebell art thou, Colleuile. A famous rebel art thou, Colevile. 2H4 IV.iii.62
And a famous true Subiect tooke him. And a famous true subject took him. 2H4 IV.iii.63
I am (my Lord) but as my Betters are, I am, my lord, but as my betters are 2H4 IV.iii.64
That led me hither: had they beene rul'd by me, That led me hither. Had they been ruled by me,rule (v.)
old form: rul'd
control, direct, guide
2H4 IV.iii.65
You should haue wonne them dearer then you haue. You should have won them dearer than you have.dear (adv.)direly, grievously, with difficulty2H4 IV.iii.66
win (v.)
old form: wonne
gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
I know not how they sold themselues, but I know not how they sold themselves, but 2H4 IV.iii.67
thou like a kinde fellow, gau'st thy selfe away; and I thou like a kind fellow gavest thyself away gratis, and Igratis (adv.)for nothing, without payment2H4 IV.iii.68
thanke thee, for thee. thank thee for thee. 2H4 IV.iii.69
Enter Westmerland.Enter Westmorland 2H4 IV.iii.70
Haue you left pursuit? Now, have you left pursuit? 2H4 IV.iii.70
Retreat is made, and Execution stay'd. Retreat is made and execution stayed.execution (n.)action, performance, doing2H4 IV.iii.71
stay (v.)
old form: stay'd
stop, halt, come to a standstill
retreat (n.)trumpet call signalling retreat
Send Colleuile, with his Confederates, Send Colevile with his confederates 2H4 IV.iii.72
To Yorke, to present Execution. To York, to present execution. 2H4 IV.iii.73
Blunt, leade him hence, and see you guard him sure. Blunt, lead him hence, and see you guard him sure. 2H4 IV.iii.74
Exit with Colleuile.Exit Blunt with Colevile 2H4 IV.iii.74
And now dispatch we toward the Court (my Lords) And now dispatch we toward the court, my lords.dispatch, despatch (v.)hurry up, be quick2H4 IV.iii.75
I heare the King, my Father, is sore sicke. I hear the King my father is sore sick.sore (adv.)seriously, greatly, very much2H4 IV.iii.76
Our Newes shall goe before vs, to his Maiestie, Our news shall go before us to his majesty, 2H4 IV.iii.77
Which (Cousin) you shall beare, to comfort him: Which, cousin, you shall bear to comfort him, 2H4 IV.iii.78
And wee with sober speede will follow you. And we with sober speed will follow you.sober (adj.)moderate, reasonable, with no undue haste2H4 IV.iii.79
My Lord, I beseech you, giue me leaue to goe My lord, I beseech you give me leave to go 2H4 IV.iii.80
through Gloucestershire: and when you come to Court, through Gloucestershire, and when you come to court, 2H4 IV.iii.81
stand my good Lord, 'pray, in your good report. stand my good lord in your good report.stand (v.)act as, be, hold good as2H4 IV.iii.82
Fare you well, Falstaffe: I, in my condition, Fare you well, Falstaff. I, in my condition,fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]2H4 IV.iii.83
condition (n.)position, social rank, station
Shall better speake of you, then you deserue.Shall better speak of you than you deserve. 2H4 IV.iii.84
Exit.Exeunt all but Falstaff 2H4 IV.iii.84
I would you had but the wit: 'twere better then I would you had the wit; 'twere better thanwit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability2H4 IV.iii.85
your Dukedome. Good faith, this same young sober-blooded your dukedom. Good faith, this same young sober-bloodedsober-blooded (adj.)calm, passionless, impassive2H4 IV.iii.86
Boy doth not loue me, nor a man cannot make boy doth not love me, nor a man cannot make 2H4 IV.iii.87
him laugh: but that's no maruaile, hee drinkes no Wine. him laugh – but that's no marvel, he drinks no wine. 2H4 IV.iii.88
There's neuer any of these demure Boyes come to any There's never none of these demure boys come to anydemure (adj.)grave, serious, sober, solemn2H4 IV.iii.89
proofe: for thinne Drinke doth so ouer-coole their blood, proof, for thin drink doth so over-cool their blood, andproof, come to
old form: proofe
turn out well, fulfil one's promise
2H4 IV.iii.90
thin (adj.)
old form: thinne
weak, without body, of low alcohol content
and making many Fish-Meales, that they fall into a kinde of making many fish meals, that they fall into a kind of 2H4 IV.iii.91
Male Greene-sicknesse: and then, when they marry, they male green-sickness; and then when they marry theygreen-sickness (n.)
old form: Greene-sicknesse
type of illness supposed to affect lovesick young women
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get Wenches. They are generally Fooles, and Cowards; get wenches. They are generally fools and cowards – wench (n.)girl, lass2H4 IV.iii.93
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
which some of vs should be too, but for inflamation. which some of us should be too, but for inflammation.inflammation (n.)inflamed senses, heated condition [through drinking]2H4 IV.iii.94
A good Sherris-Sack hath a two-fold operation in it: it A good sherris-sack hath a twofold operation in it. Itsherris-sack, sherris (n.)white wine from Xeres (Spain), sherry-wine2H4 IV.iii.95
ascends me into the Braine, dryes me there all the foolish, ascends me into the brain, dries me there all the foolish 2H4 IV.iii.96
and dull, and cruddie Vapours, which enuiron it: makes it and dull and crudy vapours which environ it, makes itenviron (v.)
old form: enuiron
surround, envelop, encircle, engulf
2H4 IV.iii.97
vapour (n.)exhalation, steamy emission, mistiness
crudy (adj.)
old form: cruddie
curdy, thick, congealed
apprehensiue, quicke, forgetiue, full of nimble, fierie, and apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble, fiery, andforgetive (adj.)
old form: forgetiue
good at forging thoughts, inventive, creative
2H4 IV.iii.98
fiery (adj.)
old form: fierie
ardent, spirited, animated
apprehensive (adj.)
old form: apprehensiue
quick-learning, perceptive, ever alert
delectable shapes; which deliuer'd o're to the Voyce, the delectable shapes, which delivered o'er to the voice, the 2H4 IV.iii.99
Tongue, which is the Birth, becomes excellent Wit. The tongue, which is the birth, becomes excellent wit. Thewit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity2H4 IV.iii.100
second propertie of your excellent Sherris, is, the warming second property of your excellent sherris is the warming 2H4 IV.iii.101
of the Blood: which before (cold, and setled) left the of the blood, which before, cold and settled, left thesettled (adj.)
old form: setled
not flowing, still, congealed
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Liuer white, and pale; which is the Badge of Pusillanimitie, liver white and pale, which is the badge of pusillanimitypusillanimity (n.)
old form: Pusillanimitie
cowardliness, timidity, fearfulness
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liver (n.)
old form: Liuer
part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
and Cowardize: but the Sherris warmes it, and makes it and cowardice; but the sherris warms it, and makes it 2H4 IV.iii.104
course from the inwards, to the parts extremes: it course from the inwards to the parts' extremes. Itextreme (n.)extremity, outermost area2H4 IV.iii.105
illuminateth the Face, which (as a Beacon) giues warning illumineth the face, which, as a beacon, gives warning 2H4 IV.iii.106
to all the rest of this little Kingdome (Man) to Arme: and to all the rest of this little kingdom, man, to arm; and 2H4 IV.iii.107
then the Vitall Commoners, and in-land pettie Spirits, then the vital commoners, and inland petty spirits,inland (adj.)
old form: in-land
internal, inner
2H4 IV.iii.108
petty (adj.)
old form: pettie
minor, subordinate, inferior
spirit (n.)life-supporting substance thought to be carried by the blood, animating essence
vital (adj.)
old form: Vitall
life-supporting, animating
commoner (n.)citizen, denizen, member
muster me all to their Captaine, the Heart; who great, and muster me all to their captain, the heart, who, great andmuster (v.)assemble, gather together [at], rush2H4 IV.iii.109
great (adj.)full of emotion
pufft vp with his Retinue, doth any Deed of Courage: puffed up with this retinue, doth any deed of courage; 2H4 IV.iii.110
and this Valour comes of Sherris. So, that skill in the and this valour comes of sherris. So that skill in the 2H4 IV.iii.111
Weapon is nothing, without Sack (for that sets it a-worke:) weapon is nothing without sack, for that sets it a-work,a (prep.)variant form of 'to'2H4 IV.iii.112
sack (n.)[type of] white wine
and Learning, a meere Hoord of Gold, kept by a Deuill, till and learning a mere hoard of gold kept by a devil, till 2H4 IV.iii.113
Sack commences it, and sets it in act, and vse. Hereof sack commences it and sets it in act and use. Hereofcommence (v.)admit to a university degree; give a good start to, make fit2H4 IV.iii.114
comes it, that Prince Harry is valiant: for the cold blood comes it that Prince Harry is valiant; for the cold blood 2H4 IV.iii.115
hee did naturally inherite of his Father, hee hath, like leane, he did naturally inherit of his father he hath like lean,lean (v.)
old form: leane
barren, unproductive
2H4 IV.iii.116
stirrill, and bare Land, manured, husbanded, and tyll'd, sterile, and bare land manured, husbanded, and tilled,husband (v.)tend, improve, cultivate2H4 IV.iii.117
with excellent endeauour of drinking good, and good with excellent endeavour of drinking good and good 2H4 IV.iii.118
store of fertile Sherris, that hee is become very hot, and store of fertile sherris, that he is become very hot andhot (adj.)enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen2H4 IV.iii.119
valiant. If I had a thousand Sonnes, the first valiant. I had a thousand sons, the first humanhuman (adj.)worldly, secular, mundane2H4 IV.iii.120
Principle I would teach them, should be to forsweare principle I would teach them should be to forswearforswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsweare
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
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thinne Potations, and to addict themselues to Sack.thin potations, and to addict themselves to sack.potation (n.)draught, drinking-bout2H4 IV.iii.122
thin (adj.)
old form: thinne
weak, without body, of low alcohol content
Enter Bardolph.Enter Bardolph 2H4 IV.iii.123
How now Bardolph? How now, Bardolph? 2H4 IV.iii.123
The Armie is discharged all, and gone. The army is discharged all and gone. 2H4 IV.iii.124
Let them goe: Ile through Gloucestershire, and Let them go. I'll through Gloucestershire, and 2H4 IV.iii.125
there will I visit Master Robert Shallow, Esquire: I there will I visit Master Robert Shallow, Esquire. I 2H4 IV.iii.126
haue him alreadie tempering betweene my finger and my have him already tempering between my finger and mytemper (v.)mould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]2H4 IV.iii.127
thombe, and shortly will I seale with him. Come away. thumb, and shortly will I seal with him. Come away.seal (v.)
old form: seale
make final arrangements, come to an agreement
2H4 IV.iii.128
Exeunt.Exeunt 2H4 IV.iii.128
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