King Edward III
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Enter King Edward and Derby with Souldiers.Enter King Edward and Derby, with Soldiersleague (n.)compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendshipE3 IV.ii.1
Kin.KING EDWARD 
Since they refuse our profered league my Lord,Since they refuse our proffered league, my lord, E3 IV.ii.1
And will not ope their gates and let vs in,And will not ope their gates and let us in,ope (v.)openE3 IV.ii.2
We will intrench our selues on euery side,We will entrench ourselves on every side,entrench, intrench (v.)
old form: intrench
put within a trench
E3 IV.ii.3
That neithet vituals, nor supply of men,That neither victuals nor supply of menvictual (n.)
old form: vituals
(usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drink
E3 IV.ii.4
May come to succour this accursed towne,May come to succour this accursed town.succour (v.)help, assist, aidE3 IV.ii.5
Famine shall combate where our swords are stopt.Famine shall combat where our swords are stopped. E3 IV.ii.6
Enter sixe poore Frenchmen.Enter six poor Frenchmen E3 IV.ii.7
Der.DERBY 
The promised aid that made them stand aloofe,The promised aid that made them stand aloof E3 IV.ii.7
Is now retirde and gone an other way:Is now retired and gone another way: E3 IV.ii.8
It will repent them of their stubborne will,It will repent them of their stubborn will. –  E3 IV.ii.9
But what are these poore ragged slaues my Lord?But what are these poor ragged slaves, my lord? E3 IV.ii.10
Ki: Edw.KING EDWARD 
Aske what they are, it seemes they come from Callis.Ask what they are; it seems they come from Calais. E3 IV.ii.11
Der.DERBY 
You wretched patterns of dispayre and woe,You wretched patterns of despair and woe,pattern (n.)picture, model, specimen, exampleE3 IV.ii.12
What are you liuing men, er glyding ghosts,What are you, living men or gliding ghosts, E3 IV.ii.13
Crept from your graues to walke vpon the earth,Crept from your graves to walk upon the earth? E3 IV.ii.14
Poore.FIRST POOR FRENCHMAN 
No ghosts my Lord, but men that breath a life,No ghosts, my lord, but men that breathe a life E3 IV.ii.15
Farre worse then is the quiet sleepe of death:Far worse than is the quiet sleep of death. E3 IV.ii.16
Wee are distressed poore inhabitants,We are distressed poor inhabitants E3 IV.ii.17
That long haue been deseased, sicke and lame;That long have been diseased, sick, and lame; E3 IV.ii.18
And now because we are not fit to serue,And now, because we are not fit to serve, E3 IV.ii.19
The Captayne of the towne hath thrust vs foorth,The captain of the town hath thrust us forth, E3 IV.ii.20
That so expence of victuals may be saued.That so expense of victuals may be saved.victual (n.)(usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drinkE3 IV.ii.21
K. Ed.KING EDWARD 
A charitable deed no doubt, and worthy praise:A charitable deed, no doubt, and worthy praise! E3 IV.ii.22
But how do you imagine then to speed?But how do you imagine then to speed?speed (v.)survive, succeed, prosperE3 IV.ii.23
We are your enemies in such a case,We are your enemies; in such a case E3 IV.ii.24
We can no lesse but put ye to the sword,We can no less but put you to the sword, E3 IV.ii.25
Since when we proffered truce, it was refusde,Since, when we proffered truce, it was refused. E3 IV.ii.26
So.FIRST POOR FRENCHMAN 
And if your grace no otherwise vouchsafe,And if your grace no otherwise vouchsafe,vouchsafe (v.)allow, permit, grantE3 IV.ii.27
As welcome death is vnto vs as life.As welcome death is unto us as life. E3 IV.ii.28
Ki.KING EDWARD 
Poore silly men, much wrongd, and more distrest,Poor silly men, much wronged, and more distressed!silly (adj.)helpless, defenceless, vulnerableE3 IV.ii.29
Go Derby go, and see they be relieud,Go, Derby, go, and see they be relieved. E3 IV.ii.30
Command that victuals be appoynted them,Command that victuals be appointed them,appoint (v.)
old form: appoynted
grant, provide, assign
E3 IV.ii.31
victual (n.)(usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drink
And giue to euery one fiue Crownes a peece:And give to every one five crowns apiece.crown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllingsE3 IV.ii.32
Exeunt Derby and Frenchmen E3 IV.ii.32
The Lion scornes to touch the yeelding pray,The lion scorns to touch the yielding prey, E3 IV.ii.33
And Edwards sword must fresh it selfe in such,And Edward's sword must flesh itself in suchflesh (v.)plunge into the fleshE3 IV.ii.34
As wilfull stubbornnes hath made peruerse.As wilful stubbornness hath made perverse.perverse (n.)
old form: peruerse
obstinate, stubborn, intransigent
E3 IV.ii.35
Enter Lord Pearsie.Enter Lord Percy E3 IV.ii.36
Ki.KING EDWARD 
Lord Persie welcome: whats the newes in England:Lord Percy, welcome! What's the news in England? E3 IV.ii.36
Per.PERCY 
The Queene my Lord comes heere to your Grace,The Queen, my lord, commends her to your grace,commend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regardsE3 IV.ii.37
And from hir highnesse, and the Lord vicegerent,And from her highness and the lord viceregentvicegerent (n.)official acting in place of a ruler during his absenceE3 IV.ii.38
I bring this happie tidings of successe,I bring this happy tidings of success: E3 IV.ii.39
Dauid of Scotland lately vp in armes,David of Scotland, lately up in arms, E3 IV.ii.40
Thinking belike he soonest should preuaile,Thinking belike he soonest should prevail,belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seemsE3 IV.ii.41
Your highnes being absent from the Realme,Your highness being absent from the realm, E3 IV.ii.42
Is by the fruitfull seruice of your peeres,Is, by the fruitful service of your peers E3 IV.ii.43
And painefull trauell of the Queene her selfe:And painful travail of the Queen herself,travail, travel (n.)
old form: trauell
labour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
E3 IV.ii.44
painful (adj.)
old form: painefull
painstaking, diligent, laborious
That big with child was euery day in armes,That, big with child, was every day in arms, E3 IV.ii.45
Vanquisht, subdude, and taken prisoner.Vanquished, subdued, and taken prisoner. E3 IV.ii.46
Ki.KING EDWARD 
Thanks Persie for thy newes with all my hart,Thanks, Percy, for thy news, with all my heart! E3 IV.ii.47
What was he tooke him prisoner in the field.What was he took him prisoner in the field?field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatE3 IV.ii.48
Per.PERCY 
A Esquire my Lord, Iohn Copland is his name:A squire, my Lord; John Copland is his name, E3 IV.ii.49
Who since intreated by her Maiestie,Who since, intreated by her majesty, E3 IV.ii.50
Denies to make surrender of his prize,Denies to make surrender of his prize E3 IV.ii.51
To anie but vnto your grace alone:To any but unto your grace alone, E3 IV.ii.52
Whereat the Queene is greouously displeasd.Whereat the Queen is grievously displeased. E3 IV.ii.53
Ki.KING EDWARD 
Well then wele haue a Pursiuaunt dispatch,Well, then we'll have a pursuivant dispatchedpursuivant (n.)
old form: Pursiuaunt
royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
E3 IV.ii.54
To summon Copland hither out of hand,To summon Copland hither out of hand,hand, out ofat once, immediately, straight awayE3 IV.ii.55
And with him he shall bring his prisoner king.And with him he shall bring his prisoner king. E3 IV.ii.56
Per.PERCY 
The Queene my Lord her selfe by this at Sea,The Queen's, my lord, herself by this at sea, E3 IV.ii.57
And purposeth as soone as winde will serue,And purposeth, as soon as wind will serve, E3 IV.ii.58
To land at Callis, and to visit you,To land at Calais, and to visit you. E3 IV.ii.59
Ki.KING EDWARD 
She shall be welcome, and to wait her comming,She shall be welcome; and to wait her coming E3 IV.ii.60
Ile pitch my tent neere to the sandy shore.I'll pitch my tent near to the sandy shore. E3 IV.ii.61
Enter a Captayne.Enter a French Captain E3 IV.ii.62
CAPTAIN 
The Burgesses of Callis mighty king,The burgesses of Calais, mighty prince, E3 IV.ii.62
Haue by a counsell willingly decreed,Have by a council willingly decreed E3 IV.ii.63
To yeeld the towne and Castle to your hands,To yield the town and castle to your hands, E3 IV.ii.64
Vpon condition it will please your grace,Upon condition it will please your grace E3 IV.ii.65
To graunt them benefite of life and goods.To grant them benefit of life and goods. E3 IV.ii.66
K. Ed.KING EDWARD 
They wil so: Then belike they may command,They will so? Then, belike, they may command,belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seemsE3 IV.ii.67
Dispose, elect, and gouerne as they list,Dispose, elect, and govern as they list!list (v.)wish, like, pleaseE3 IV.ii.68
No sirra, tell them since they did refuse,No, sirrah, tell them, since they did refusesirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]E3 IV.ii.69
Our princely clemencie at first proclaymed,Our princely clemency at first proclaimed, E3 IV.ii.70
They shall not haue it now although they would,They shall not have it now, although they would. E3 IV.ii.71
Will accept of nought but fire and sword,I will accept of naught but fire and sword, E3 IV.ii.72
Except within these two daies sixe of themExcept, within these two days, six of them, E3 IV.ii.73
That are the welthiest marchaunts in the towne,That are the wealthiest merchants in the town, E3 IV.ii.74
Come naked all but for their linnen shirts,Come naked, all but for their linen shirts, E3 IV.ii.75
With each a halter hangd about his necke,With each a halter hanged about his neck, E3 IV.ii.76
And prostrate yeeld themselues vpon their knees,And prostrate yield themselves, upon their knees, E3 IV.ii.77
To be afflicted, hanged, or what I please,To be afflicted, hanged, or what I please;afflict (v.)be made to suffer, torment, persecuteE3 IV.ii.78
And so you may informe their masterships.And so you may inform their masterships.mastership (n.)[ironic use] senior citizen, leading lightE3 IV.ii.79
ExeuntExeunt Edward and Percy E3 IV.ii.79
Cap.CAPTAIN 
Why this it is to trust a broken staffe.Why, this it is to trust a broken staff. E3 IV.ii.80
Had we not been perswaded Iohn our King,Had we not been persuaded John our King E3 IV.ii.81
Would with his armie haue releeud the towne,Would with his army have relieved the town, E3 IV.ii.82
We had not stood vpon defiance so:We had not stood upon defiance so.stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay putE3 IV.ii.83
But now tis past that no man can recall,But now 'tis past that no man can recall, E3 IV.ii.84
And better some do go to wrack then all.And better some do go to wrack, than all.wrack (n.)destruction, ruinE3 IV.ii.85
Exit,Exit E3 IV.ii.85
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