King John

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Enter before Angiers, Philip King of France, Lewis,Enter on one side King Philip of France, Lewis the KJ II.i.1.1
Daulphin, Austria, Constance, Arthur.Dauphin, Constance, Arthur, lords, and soldiers; on KJ II.i.1.2
the other side the Archduke of Austria and soldiers KJ II.i.1.3
Before Angiers well met braue Austria,Before Angiers well met, brave Austria.Angiers
[pron: on'zheeay] Angers, NW France; capital of the former province of Anjou
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brave (adj.)

old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
Arthur that great fore-runner of thy bloud,Arthur, that great forerunner of thy blood, KJ II.i.2
Richard that rob'd the Lion of his heart,Richard, that robbed the lion of his heart KJ II.i.3
And fought the holy Warres in Palestine,And fought the holy wars in Palestine, KJ II.i.4
By this braue Duke came early to his graue:By this brave duke came early to his grave. KJ II.i.5
And for amends to his posteritie,And for amends to his posterity, KJ II.i.6
At our importance hether is he come,At our importance hither is he comeimportance (n.)
urgent request, urging, encouragement
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To spread his colours boy, in thy behalfe,To spread his colours, boy, in thy behalf,colours (n.)
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
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And to rebuke the vsurpationAnd to rebuke the usurpationrebuke (v.)
repress, put down, check
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Of thy vnnaturall Vncle, English Iohn,Of thy unnatural uncle, English John. KJ II.i.10
Embrace him, loue him, giue him welcome hether.Embrace him, love him, give him welcome hither. KJ II.i.11
God shall forgiue you Cordelions deathGod shall forgive you Coeur-de-lion's death KJ II.i.12
The rather, that you giue his off-spring life,The rather that you give his offspring life, KJ II.i.13
Shadowing their right vnder your wings of warre:Shadowing their right under your wings of war.shadow (v.)
shelter, give protection to
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I giue you welcome with a powerlesse hand,I give you welcome with a powerless hand, KJ II.i.15
But with a heart full of vnstained loue,But with a heart full of unstained love.unstained (adj.)

old form: vnstained
unmitigated, unaffected, no longer stained with hatred
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Welcome before the gates of Angiers Duke.Welcome before the gates of Angiers, Duke! KJ II.i.17
A noble boy, who would not doe thee right?A noble boy! Who would not do thee right!right, do one

old form: doe
support one's cause, take one's part
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Vpon thy cheeke lay I this zelous kisse,Upon thy cheek lay I this zealous kiss,zealous (adj.)

old form: zelous
earnest, fervent, ardent
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As seale to this indenture of my loue:As seal to this indenture of my love:indenture (n.)
contract, agreement
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That to my home I will no more returneThat to my home I will no more return KJ II.i.21
Till Angiers, and the right thou hast in France,Till Angiers and the right thou hast in France, KJ II.i.22
Together with that pale, that white-fac'd shore,Together with that pale, that white-faced shore, KJ II.i.23
Whose foot spurnes backe the Oceans roaring tides,Whose foot spurns back the ocean's roaring tidesspurn (v.)

old form: spurnes
kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
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And coopes from other lands her Ilanders,And coops from other lands her islanders,coop (v.)

old form: coopes
enclose, bind in, protect
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Euen till that England hedg'd in with the maine,Even till that England, hedged in with the main,main (n.)

old form: maine
open sea, ocean
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That Water-walled Bulwarke, still secureThat water-walled bulwark, still securestill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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And confident from forreine purposes,And confident from foreign purposes,purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
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Euen till that vtmost corner of the WestEven till that utmost corner of the west KJ II.i.29
Salute thee for her King, till then faire boySalute thee for her king. Till then, fair boy,salute (v.)
greet, welcome, address
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Will I not thinke of home, but follow Armes.Will I not think of home, but follow arms. KJ II.i.31
O take his mothers thanks, a widdows thanks,O, take his mother's thanks, a widow's thanks, KJ II.i.32
Till your strong hand shall helpe to giue him strength,Till your strong hand shall help to give him strength KJ II.i.33
To make a more requitaIl to your loue.To make a more requital to your love.more (adj.)
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requital (n.)

old form: requitaIl
recompense, reward, repayment
The peace of heauen is theirs yt lift their swordsThe peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords KJ II.i.35
In such a iust and charitable warre.In such a just and charitable war. KJ II.i.36
Well, then to worke our Cannon shall be bentWell then, to work! Our cannon shall be bentbend (v.)
aim, direct, level, turn
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Against the browes of this resisting towne,Against the brows of this resisting town.brow (n.)

old form: browes
height, peak, pinnacle
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Call for our cheefest men of discipline,Call for our chiefest men of discipline,discipline (n.)
military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
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To cull the plots of best aduantages:To cull the plots of best advantages.plot (n.)
position, situation, site
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advantage (n.)

old form: aduantages
advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
cull (v.)
select, pick out, choose
Wee'll lay before this towne our Royal bones,We'll lay before this town our royal bones, KJ II.i.41
Wade to the market-place in French-mens bloud,Wade to the market-place in Frenchmen's blood, KJ II.i.42
But we will make it subiect to this boy.But we will make it subject to this boy. KJ II.i.43
Stay for an answer to your Embassie,Stay for an answer to your embassy,embassy (n.)

old form: Embassie
message [especially via an ambassador]
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Lest vnaduis'd you staine your swords with bloud,Lest unadvised you stain your swords with blood.unadvised (adv.)

old form: vnaduis'd
unadvisedly, without proper deliberation
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My Lord Chattilion may from England bringMy Lord Chatillon may from England bring KJ II.i.46
That right in peace which heere we vrge in warre,That right in peace which here we urge in war,right (n.)
just claim, rights, title
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And then we shall repent each drop of bloud,And then we shall repent each drop of blood KJ II.i.48
That hot rash haste so indirectly shedde.That hot rash haste so indirectly shed.indirectly (adv.)
wrongfully, unjustly, illegitimately
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Enter Chattilion.Enter Chatillon KJ II.i.50
A wonder Lady:lo vpon thy wishA wonder, lady! Lo, upon thy wish, KJ II.i.50
Our Messenger Chattilion is arriu'd,Our messenger Chatillon is arrived. KJ II.i.51
What England saies, say breefely gentle Lord,What England says, say briefly, gentle lord;gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
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We coldly pause for thee, Chatilion speake,We coldly pause for thee. Chatillon, speak.coldly (adv.)
calmly, coolly, objectively, rationally
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Then turne your forces from this paltry siege,Then turn your forces from this paltry siege KJ II.i.54
And stirre them vp against a mightier taske:And stir them up against a mightier task. KJ II.i.55
England impatient of your iust demands,England, impatient of your just demands, KJ II.i.56
Hath put himselfe in Armes, the aduerse windesHath put himself in arms. The adverse winds, KJ II.i.57
Whose leisure I haue staid, haue giuen him timeWhose leisure I have stayed, have given him timestay (v.)

old form: staid
wait (for), await
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leisure (n.)
opportunity, moment, available time
To land his Legions all as soone as I:To land his legions all as soon as I. KJ II.i.59
His marches are expedient to this towne,His marches are expedient to this town,expedient (adj.)
speedy, rapid, expeditious
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His forces strong, his Souldiers confident:His forces strong, his soldiers confident. KJ II.i.61
With him along is come the Mother Queene,With him along is come the Mother-Queen, KJ II.i.62
An Ace stirring him to bloud and strife,An Ate, stirring him to blood and strife;Ate (n.)
[pron: 'ahtee] Greek goddess of discord and vengeance
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With her her Neece, the Lady Blanch of Spaine,With her her niece, the Lady Blanche of Spain; KJ II.i.64
With them a Bastard of the Kings deceast,With them a bastard of the King's deceased. KJ II.i.65
And all th'vnsetled humors of the Land,And all th' unsettled humours of the land – humour (n.)

old form: humors
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
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unsettled (adj.)

old form: vnsetled
discontented, dissatisfied, restless
Rash, inconsiderate, fiery voluntaries,Rash, inconsiderate, fiery voluntaries,inconsiderate (adj.)
thoughtless, precipitate, reckless
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voluntary (n.)
With Ladies faces, and fierce Dragons spleenes,With ladies' faces and fierce dragons' spleensspleen (n.)

old form: spleenes
irritability, malice, bad temper
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Haue sold their fortunes at their natiue homes,Have sold their fortunes at their native homes, KJ II.i.69
Bearing their birth-rights proudly on their backs,Bearing their birthrights proudly on their backs, KJ II.i.70
To make a hazard of new fortunes heere:To make a hazard of new fortunes here. KJ II.i.71
In briefe, a brauer choyse of dauntlesse spiritsIn brief, a braver choice of dauntless spiritschoice (n.)

old form: choyse
picked company, select band
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brave (adj.)

old form: brauer
fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
Then now the English bottomes haue waft o're,Than now the English bottoms have waft o'erwaft over (v.)

old form: o're
carry across, transport
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bottom (n.)

old form: bottomes
[nautical: keel, hull] ship, vessel
Did neuer flote vpon the swelling tide,Did never float upon the swelling tide KJ II.i.74
To doe offence and scathe in Christendome:To do offence and scathe in Christendom.scath, scathe (n.)
harm, hurt, damage
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Drum beats.A drum beats KJ II.i.76.1
The interruption of their churlish drumsThe interruption of their churlish drumschurlish (adj.)
violent, rough, harsh
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Cuts off more circumstance, they are at hand,Cuts off more circumstance. They are at hand – circumstance (n.)
detail(s), particular(s), specifics
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To parlie or to fight, therefore prepare.To parley or to fight! Therefore prepare!parle, parley (v.)

old form: parlie
discuss terms, treat, negotiate with
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How much vnlook'd for, is this expedition.How much unlooked-for is this expedition!unlooked-for (adj.)

old form: vnlook'd for
unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen
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By how much vnexpected, by so muchBy how much unexpected, by so much KJ II.i.80
We must awake indeuor for defence,We must awake endeavour for defence; KJ II.i.81
For courage mounteth with occasion,For courage mounteth with occasion.occasion (n.)
need, want, requirement
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Let them be welcome then, we are prepar'd.Let them be welcome then. We are prepared! KJ II.i.83
Enter K. of England, Bastard, Queene, Blanch, Enter King John, Queen Eleanor, Blanche, the KJ II.i.84.1
Pembroke, and others.Bastard, lords, and soldiers KJ II.i.84.2
Peace be to France: If France in peace permitPeace be to France – if France in peace permit KJ II.i.84
Our iust and lineall entrance to our owne;Our just and lineal entrance to our own.lineal (adj.)

old form: lineall
lineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
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If not, bleede France, and peace ascend to heauen.If not, bleed France, and peace ascend to heaven, KJ II.i.86
Whiles we Gods wrathfull agent doe correctWhiles we, God's wrathful agent, do correctcorrect (v.)
punish, chastise, reprimand
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Their proud contempt that beats his peace to heauen.Their proud contempt that beats His peace to heaven.beat (v.)
drive, force, impel
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Peace be to England, if that warre returnePeace be to England – if that war return KJ II.i.89
From France to England, there to liue in peace:From France to England, there to live in peace. KJ II.i.90
England we loue, and for that Englands sake,England we love, and for that England's sake KJ II.i.91
With burden of our armor heere we sweat:With burden of our armour here we sweat. KJ II.i.92
This toyle of ours should be a worke of thine;This toil of ours should be a work of thine;work (n.)

old form: worke
deed, doing, action
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But thou from louing England art so farre,But thou from loving England art so far KJ II.i.94
That thou hast vnder-wrought his lawfull King,That thou hast underwrought his lawful king,underwork (v.)

old form: vnder-wrought
undermine, seek to overthrow
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Cut off the sequence of posterity,Cut off the sequence of posterity,posterity (n.)
family, line of descendants, succession
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sequence (n.)
proper lineal order, order of succession
Out-faced Infant State, and done a rapeOutfaced infant state, and done a rapeoutface (v.)

old form: Out-faced
defy, intimidate, overcome by confronting
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state (n.)
kingship, majesty, sovereignty
Vpon the maiden vertue of the Crowne:Upon the maiden virtue of the crown. KJ II.i.98
Looke heere vpon thy brother Geffreyes face,Look here upon thy brother Geoffrey's face. KJ II.i.99
These eyes, these browes, were moulded out of his;These eyes, these brows, were moulded out of his;brow (n.)

old form: browes
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This little abstract doth containe that large,This little abstract doth contain that largelarge (n.)
full-grown version
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abstract (n.)
epitome, embodiment, personification
Which died in Geffrey: and the hand of time,Which died in Geoffrey; and the hand of time KJ II.i.102
Shall draw this breefe into as huge a volume:Shall draw this brief into as huge a volume.draw (v.)
write out, draw up, present
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brief (n.)

old form: breefe
epitome, embodiment
That Geffrey was thy elder brother borne,That Geoffrey was thy elder brother born, KJ II.i.104
And this his sonne, England was Geffreys right,And this his son. England was Geoffrey's right, KJ II.i.105
And this is Geffreyes in the name of God:And this is Geoffrey's. In the name of God KJ II.i.106
How comes it then that thou art call'd a King,How comes it then that thou art called a king, KJ II.i.107
When liuing blood doth in these temples beatWhen living blood doth in these temples beat KJ II.i.108
Which owe the crowne, that thou ore-masterest?Which owe the crown that thou o'ermasterest?owe (v.)
own, possess, have
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overmaster (v.)

old form: ore-masterest
usurp, take by force, hold in one's power
From whom hast thou this great commission France,From whom hast thou this great commission, France, KJ II.i.110
To draw my answer from thy Articles?To draw my answer from thy articles?draw (v.)
demand, call forth, extract
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article (n.)
item, particular, point of substance
Frõ that supernal Iudge that stirs good thoughtsFrom that supernal judge that stirs good thoughtssupernal (adj.)
celestial, heavenly, divine
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In any beast of strong authoritie,In any breast of strong authority KJ II.i.113
To looke into the blots and staines of right,To look into the blots and stains of right.blot (n.)
stain, disgrace, blemish
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That Iudge hath made me guardian to this boy,That judge hath made me guardian to this boy: KJ II.i.115
Vnder whose warrant I impeach thy wrong,Under whose warrant I impeach thy wrongimpeach (v.)
accuse, charge, challenge
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And by whose helpe I meane to chastise it.And by whose help I mean to chastise it. KJ II.i.117
Alack thou dost vsurpe authoritie.Alack, thou dost usurp authority. KJ II.i.118
Excuse it is to beat vsurping downe.Excuse it is to beat usurping down. KJ II.i.119
Who is it thou dost call vsurper France?Who is it thou dost call usurper, France? KJ II.i.120
Let me make answer: thy vsurping sonne.Let me make answer: thy usurping son. KJ II.i.121
Out insolent, thy bastard shall be King,Out, insolent! Thy bastard shall be king KJ II.i.122
That thou maist be a Queen, and checke the world.That thou mayst be a queen and check the world.check (v.)

old form: checke
take the reins of, control, manage
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My bed was euer to thy sonne as trueMy bed was ever to thy son as truetrue (adj.)
constant, faithful in love
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As thine was to thy husband, and this boyAs thine was to thy husband; and this boy KJ II.i.125
Liker in feature to his father GeffreyLiker in feature to his father Geoffreylike (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
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Then thou and Iohn, in manners being as like,Than thou and John in manners – being as likemanner (n.)
(plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politeness
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As raine to water, or deuill to his damme;As rain to water or devil to his dam!dam (n.)

old form: damme
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My boy a bastard? by my soule I thinkeMy boy a bastard! By my soul, I think KJ II.i.129
His father neuer was so true begot,His father never was so true begot.true (adv.)
legitimately, honourably, rightfully
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beget (v.), past form begot
give birth to, father, conceive
It cannot be, and if thou wert his mother.It cannot be, an if thou wert his if (conj.)
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Theres a good mother boy, that blots thy fatherThere's a good mother, boy, that blots thy father.blot (v.)
slander, defile, blacken
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There's a good grandame boy / That would blot thee.There's a good grandam, boy, that would blot thee.grandam (n.)

old form: grandame
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Peace.Peace! KJ II.i.134.1
Heare the Cryer.Hear the crier!crier (n.)

old form: Cryer
officer who makes announcements in a court of law
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What the deuill art thou?What the devil art thou? KJ II.i.134.3
One that wil play the deuill sir with you,One that will play the devil, sir, with you, KJ II.i.135
And a may catch your hide and yon alone:An 'a may catch your hide and you alone.and, an (conj.)
if, whether
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You are the Hare of whom the Prouerb goesYou are the hare of whom the proverb goes, KJ II.i.137
Whose valour plucks dead Lyons by the beard;Whose valour plucks dead lions by the beard. KJ II.i.138
Ile smoake your skin-coat and I catch you right,I'll smoke your skin-coat an I catch you right!smoke (v.)

old form: smoake
disinfect, sanitize; beat, thrash
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skin-coat (n.)
coat made of skin, hide
and, an (conj.)
if, whether
Sirra looke too't, yfaith I will, yfaith.Sirrah, look to't! I'faith, I will, i'faith! KJ II.i.140
O well did he become that Lyons robe,O, well did he become that lion's robebecome (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
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That did disrobe the Lion of that robe.That did disrobe the lion of that robe! KJ II.i.142
It lies as sightly on the backe of himIt lies as sightly on the back of himsightly (adv.)
appropriately, handsomely, pleasingly
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As great Alcides shooes vpon an Asse:As great Alcides' shows upon an ass.Alcides (n.)
[pron: al'siydeez] original name of Hercules, after his grandfather Alceus
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But Asse, Ile take that burthen from your backe,But, ass, I'll take that burden from your back, KJ II.i.145
Or lay on that shall make your shoulders cracke.Or lay on that shall make your shoulders crack.lay on / upon (v.)
inflict blows, beat soundly
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What cracker is this same that deafes our earesWhat cracker is this same that deafs our earsdeaf (v.)

old form: deafes
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cracker (n.)
boaster, braggart, windbag
With this abundance of superfluous breath?With this abundance of superfluous breath? KJ II.i.148
King Lewis, determine what we shall doe strait.King Philip, determine what we shall do straight.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
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Women & fooles, breake off your conference.Women and fools, break off your conference! KJ II.i.150
King Iohn, this is the very summe of all:King John, this is the very sum of all: KJ II.i.151
England and Ireland, Angiers, Toraine, Maine,England and Ireland, Anjou, Touraine, Maine, KJ II.i.152
In right of Arthur doe I claime of thee:In right of Arthur do I claim of thee. KJ II.i.153
Wilt thou resigne them, and lay downe thy Armes?Wilt thou resign them and lay down thy arms? KJ II.i.154
My life as soone: I doe defie thee France,My life as soon! I do defy thee, France. KJ II.i.155
Arthur of Britaine, yeeld thee to my hand,Arthur of Brittaine, yield thee to my hand,Brittaine, Britaine, Brittayne (n.)
Brittany, NW France
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And out of my deere loue Ile giue thee more,And out of my dear love I'll give thee more KJ II.i.157
Then ere the coward hand of France can win;Than e'er the coward hand of France can win. KJ II.i.158
Submit thee boy.Submit thee, boy. KJ II.i.159.1
Come to thy grandame child.Come to thy grandam, child. KJ II.i.159.2
Doe childe, goe to yt grandame childe,Do, child, go to it grandam, child. KJ II.i.160
Giue grandame kingdome, and it grandame willGive grandam kingdom, and it grandam will KJ II.i.161
Giue yt a plum, a cherry, and a figge,Give it a plum, a cherry, and a fig. KJ II.i.162
There's a good grandame.There's a good grandam. KJ II.i.163.1
Arthur. ARTHUR 
Good my mother peace,Good my mother, peace! KJ II.i.163.2
I would that I were low laid in my graue,I would that I were low laid in my grave. KJ II.i.164
I am not worth this coyle that's made for me.I am not worth this coil that's made for me.coil (n.)

old form: coyle
turmoil, disturbance, fuss
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His mother shames him so, poore boy hee weepes.His mother shames him so, poor boy, he weeps. KJ II.i.166
Now shame vpon you where she does or no,Now shame upon you, whe'er she does or no! KJ II.i.167
His grandames wrongs, and not his mothers shamesHis grandam's wrongs, and not his mother's shames,shame (n.)
disgrace, dishonour, affront
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wrong (n.)
wrong-doing, wrongful gain, unjust claim
Drawes those heauen-mouing pearles frõ his poor eies,Draws those heaven-moving pearls from his poor eyes, KJ II.i.169
Which heauen shall take in nature of a fee:Which heaven shall take in nature of a fee –  KJ II.i.170
I, with these Christall beads heauen shall be brib'dAy, with these crystal beads heaven shall be bribedbead (n.)
drop of liquid, tear-drop
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To doe him Iustice, and reuenge on you.To do him justice and revenge on you. KJ II.i.172
Thou monstrous slanderer of heauen and earth.Thou monstrous slanderer of heaven and earth! KJ II.i.173
Thou monstrous Iniurer of heauen and earth,Thou monstrous injurer of heaven and earth! KJ II.i.174
Call not me slanderer, thou and thine vsurpeCall not me slanderer. Thou and thine usurp KJ II.i.175
The Dominations, Royalties, and rightsThe dominations, royalties, and rightsroyalty (n.)
right granted by a monarch, royal prerogative
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domination (n.)
possession, dominion, sovereign territory
Of this oppressed boy; this is thy eldest sonnes sonne,Of this oppressed boy. This is thy eldest son's son, KJ II.i.177
Infortunate in nothing but in thee:Infortunate in nothing but in thee.infortunate (adj.)
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Thy sinnes are visited in this poore childe,Thy sins are visited in this poor child;visit (v.)
punish, deal with
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The Canon of the Law is laide on him,The canon of the law is laid on him, KJ II.i.180
Being but the second generationBeing but the second generation KJ II.i.181
Remoued from thy sinne-conceiuing wombe.Removed from thy sin-conceiving womb. KJ II.i.182
Bedlam haue done.Bedlam, have done!bedlam (n.)
mad beggar, madman/woman, lunatic
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I haue but this to say,I have but this to say: KJ II.i.183.2
That he is not onely plagued for her sin,That he is not only plagued for her sin, KJ II.i.184
But God hath made her sinne and her, the plagueBut God hath made her sin and her the plague KJ II.i.185
On this remoued issue, plagued for her,On this removed issue, plagued for herissue (n.)
child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
KJ II.i.186
removed (adj.)

old form: remoued
degree separated in line of succession
And with her plague her sinne: his iniuryAnd with her plague; her sin his injury,injury (n.)

old form: iniury
grievance, wrong, complaint
KJ II.i.187
Her iniurie the Beadle to her sinne,Her injury the beadle to her sin,injury (n.)

old form: iniurie
taunting, injuring, injuriousness
KJ II.i.188
beadle (n.)
punisher, chastiser, castigator
All punish'd in the person of this childe,All punished in the person of this child, KJ II.i.189
And all for her, a plague vpon her.And all for her. A plague upon her! KJ II.i.190
Thou vnaduised scold, I can produceThou unadvised scold, I can producescold (n.)
abusive woman, quarreller
KJ II.i.191
unadvised (adj.)

old form: vnaduised
rash, foolhardy, thoughtless, unconsidered
A Will, that barres the title of thy sonne.A will that bars the title of thy son. KJ II.i.192
I who doubts that, a Will: a wicked will,Ay, who doubts that! A will! a wicked will! KJ II.i.193
A womans will, a cankred Grandams will.A woman's will, a cankered grandam's will!cankered (adj.)

old form: cankred
malignant, malicious, bad-tempered
KJ II.i.194
Peace Lady, pause, or be more temperate,Peace, lady! Pause, or be more temperate.temperate (adj.)
calm, moderate, composed
KJ II.i.195
It ill beseemes this presence to cry aymeIt ill beseems this presence to cry aimill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
KJ II.i.196
presence (n.)
royal assembly, eminent company
aim, cry

old form: ayme
[archery] show applause, shout approval [of]
beseem (v.)

old form: beseemes
befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
To these ill-tuned repetitions:To these ill-tuned repetitions.repetition (n.)
recital, narration, relating
KJ II.i.197
ill-tuned (adj.)
harsh-sounding, unmelodious
Some Trumpet summon hither to the wallesSome trumpet summon hither to the wallstrumpet (n.)
trumpeter; herald, announcer
KJ II.i.198
These men of Angiers, let vs heare them speake,These men of Angiers. Let us hear them speak KJ II.i.199
Whose title they admit, Arthurs or Iohns.Whose title they admit, Arthur's or John's.admit (v.)
permit, allow, grant
KJ II.i.200
Trumpet sounds.A trumpet sounds KJ II.i.201.1
Enter a Citizen vpon the walles.Enter Hubert upon the walls KJ II.i.201.2
Who is it that hath warn'd vs to the walles?Who is it that hath warned us to the walls?warn (v.)

old form: warn'd
summon, send for, officially call
KJ II.i.201
'Tis France, for England.'Tis France, for England. KJ II.i.202.1
England for it selfe:England, for itself. KJ II.i.202.2
You men of Angiers, and my louing subiects.You men of Angiers, and my loving subjects –  KJ II.i.203
You louing men of Angiers, Arthurs subiects,You loving men of Angiers, Arthur's subjects, KJ II.i.204
Our Trumpet call'd you to this gentle parle.Our trumpet called you to this gentle parleparle, parley (n.)
negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
KJ II.i.205
gentle (adj.)
courteous, friendly, kind
For our aduantage, therefore heare vs first:For our advantage; therefore hear us first.advantage (n.)

old form: aduantage
benefit, gain, advancement, profit
KJ II.i.206
These flagges of France that are aduanced heereThese flags of France, that are advanced hereadvance (v.)

old form: aduanced
raise, lift up, upraise
KJ II.i.207
Before the eye and prospect of your Towne,Before the eye and prospect of your town, KJ II.i.208
Haue hither march'd to your endamagement.Have hither marched to your endamagement.endamagement (n.)
damage, injury, harm
KJ II.i.209
The Canons haue their bowels full of wrath,The cannons have their bowels full of wrath, KJ II.i.210
And ready mounted are they to spit forthAnd ready mounted are they to spit forth KJ II.i.211
Their Iron indignation 'gainst your walles:Their iron indignation 'gainst your walls. KJ II.i.212
All preparation for a bloody siedgeAll preparation for a bloody siege KJ II.i.213
And merciles proceeding, by these French.And merciless proceeding by these French KJ II.i.214
Comfort yours Citties eies, your winking gates:Confronts your city's eyes, your winking gates;winking (adj.)
closed, shut
KJ II.i.215
And but for our approch, those sleeping stones,And but for our approach those sleeping stones, KJ II.i.216
That as a waste doth girdle you aboutThat as a waist doth girdle you about,waist (n.)

old form: waste
belt, girdle
KJ II.i.217
By the compulsion of their Ordinance,By the compulsion of their ordinanceordnance, ordinance (n.)
cannon, artillery
KJ II.i.218
By this time from their fixed beds of limeBy this time from their fixed beds of lime KJ II.i.219
Had bin dishabited, and wide hauocke madeHad been dishabited, and wide havoc madedishabit (v.)
dislodge, remove from the foundations
KJ II.i.220
For bloody power to rush vppon your peace.For bloody power to rush upon your peace.power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
KJ II.i.221
But on the sight of vs your lawfull King,But on the sight of us your lawful King, KJ II.i.222
Who painefully with much expedient marchWho painfully, with much expedient march,expedient (adj.)
speedy, rapid, expeditious
KJ II.i.223
painfully (adv.)

old form: painefully
diligently, taking great pains
Haue brought a counter-checke before your gates,Have brought a countercheck before your gates,countercheck (n.)

old form: counter-checke
countering manoeuvre, rebuke
KJ II.i.224
To saue vnscratch'd your Citties threatned cheekes:To save unscratched your city's threatened cheeks, KJ II.i.225
Behold the French amaz'd vouchsafe a parle,Behold, the French, amazed, vouchsafe a parle.parle, parley (n.)
negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
KJ II.i.226
vouchsafe (v.)
allow, permit, grant
amazed (adj.)

old form: amaz'd
dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
And now insteed of bulletts wrapt in fireAnd now, instead of bullets wrapped in fire,bullet (n.)

old form: bulletts
KJ II.i.227
To make a shaking feuer in your walles,To make a shaking fever in your walls, KJ II.i.228
They shoote but calme words, folded vp in smoake,They shoot but calm words folded up in smoke, KJ II.i.229
To make a faithlesse errour in your eares,To make a faithless error in your ears; KJ II.i.230
Which trust accordingly kinde Cittizens,Which trust accordingly, kind citizens, KJ II.i.231
And let vs in. Your King, whose labour'd spiritsAnd let us in – your King, whose laboured spirits,laboured (adj.)

old form: labour'd
hard-worked, exhausted by toil
KJ II.i.232
Fore-wearied in this action of swift speede,Forwearied in this action of swift speed,forwearied (adj.)

old form: Fore-wearied
worn out, exhausted
KJ II.i.233
action (n.)
campaign, military action, strategy
Craues harbourage within your Citie walIes.Crave harbourage within your city walls.harbourage (n.)
shelter, refuge, haven
KJ II.i.234
crave (v.)

old form: Craues
beg, entreat, request
When I haue saide, make answer to vs both.When I have said, make answer to us both.say (v.)

old form: saide
finish speaking, speak one's mind, make one's point
KJ II.i.235
Loe in this right hand, whose protectionLo, in this right hand, whose protection KJ II.i.236
Is most diuinely vow'd vpon the rightIs most divinely vowed upon the rightdivinely (adv.)

old form: diuinely
piously, spiritually, in a religious manner
KJ II.i.237
right (n.)
just claim, rights, title
Of him it holds, stands yong Plantagenet,Of him it holds, stands young Plantagenet, KJ II.i.238
Sonne to the elder brother of this man,Son to the elder brother of this man, KJ II.i.239
And King ore him, and all that he enioyes:And king o'er him and all that he enjoys.enjoy (v.)

old form: enioyes
possess, have, own
KJ II.i.240
For this downe-troden equity, we treadFor this downtrodden equity we treadequity (n.)
right, just demand
KJ II.i.241
downtrodden (adj.)

old form: downe-troden
oppressed, crushed by tyranny
In warlike march, these greenes before your Towne,In warlike march these greens before your town,green (n.)

old form: greenes
grass-covered land, grassy mound
KJ II.i.242
Being no further enemy to youBeing no further enemy to you KJ II.i.243
Then the constraint of hospitable zeale,Than the constraint of hospitable zeal KJ II.i.244
In the releefe of this oppressed childe,In the relief of this oppressed child KJ II.i.245
Religiously prouokes. Be pleased thenReligiously provokes. Be pleased then KJ II.i.246
To pay that dutie which you truly owe,To pay that duty which you truly owe KJ II.i.247
To him that owes it, namely, this yong Prince,To him that owes it, namely this young prince.owe (v.)
own, possess, have
KJ II.i.248
And then our Armes, like to a muzled Beare,And then our arms, like to a muzzled bear, KJ II.i.249
Saue in aspect, hath all offence seal'd vp:Save in aspect, hath all offence sealed up;offence (n.)
opposition, hostility, antagonism
KJ II.i.250
aspect (n.)
[of objects] sight, appearance
Our Cannons malice vainly shall be spentOur cannons' malice vainly shall be spent KJ II.i.251
Against th' involuerable clouds of heauen,Against th' invulnerable clouds of heaven; KJ II.i.252
And with a blessed and vn-vext retyre,And with a blessed and unvexed retire,retire (n.)

old form: retyre
retreat, withdrawal
KJ II.i.253
unvexed (adj.)

old form: vn-vext
untroubled, unmolested, unimpeded
With vnhack'd swords, and Helmets all vnbruis'd,With unhacked swords and helmets all unbruised,unbruised (adj.)

old form: vnbruis'd
unmarked, uncrushed, undamaged
KJ II.i.254
We will beare home that lustie blood againe,We will bear home that lusty blood againlusty (adj.)

old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
KJ II.i.255
Which heere we came to spout against your Towne,Which here we came to spout against your town, KJ II.i.256
And leaue your children, wiues, and you in peace.And leave your children, wives, and you, in peace. KJ II.i.257
But if you fondly passe our proffer'd offer,But if you fondly pass our proffered offer,pass (v.)

old form: passe
pass over, ignore, disregard
KJ II.i.258
fondly (adv.)
foolishly, stupidly, madly
'Tis not the rounder of your old-fac'd walles,'Tis not the roundure of your old-faced wallsroundure (n.)

old form: rounder
roundness, rounded form
KJ II.i.259
Can hide you from our messengers of Warre,Can hide you from our messengers of war, KJ II.i.260
Though all these English, and their disciplineThough all these English and their disciplinediscipline (n.)
military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
KJ II.i.261
Were harbour'd in their rude circumference:Were harboured in their rude circumference.rude (adj.)
rough, wild, harsh-looking
KJ II.i.262
Then tell vs, Shall your Citie call vs Lord,Then tell us, shall your city call us lord KJ II.i.263
In that behalfe which we haue challeng'd it?In that behalf which we have challenged it,behalf (n.), especially: in behalf (of)

old form: behalfe
respect, aspect, consideration
KJ II.i.264
Or shall we giue the signall to our rage,Or shall we give the signal to our ragerage (n.)
warlike ardour, martial spirit
KJ II.i.265
And stalke in blood to our possession?And stalk in blood to our possession? KJ II.i.266
In breefe, we are the King of Englands subiectsIn brief, we are the King of England's subjects; KJ II.i.267.
For him, and in his right, we hold this Towne.For him, and in his right, we hold this town. KJ II.i.268
Acknowledge then the King, and let me in.Acknowledge then the King, and let me in. KJ II.i.269
That can we not: but he that proues the KingThat can we not. But he that proves the King, KJ II.i.270
To him will we proue loyall, till that timeTo him will we prove loyal. Till that time KJ II.i.271
Haue we ramm'd vp our gates against the world.Have we rammed up our gates against the world. KJ II.i.272
Doth not the Crowne of England, prooue the King?Doth not the crown of England prove the King? KJ II.i.273
And if not that, I bring you WitnessesAnd if not that, I bring you witnesses, KJ II.i.274
Twice fifteene thousand hearts of Englands breed.Twice fifteen thousand hearts of England's breed –  KJ II.i.275
(aside) KJ II.i.276.1
Bastards and else.Bastards and else!else (adv.)
suchlike, others besides
KJ II.i.276
To verifie our title with their liues. – To verify our title with their lives. KJ II.i.277
As many and as well-borne bloods as those.As many and as well-born bloods as those –  KJ II.i.278
(aside) KJ II.i.279
Some Bastards too.Some bastards too! KJ II.i.279
Stand in his face to contradict his claime. – Stand in his face to contradict his claim. KJ II.i.280
Till you compound whose right is worthiest,Till you compound whose right is worthiest,compound (v.)
agree, settle
KJ II.i.281
We for the worthiest hold the right from both.We for the worthiest, hold the right from both.right (n.)
just claim, rights, title
KJ II.i.282
hold (v.)
withhold, hold back
Then God forgiue the sinne of all those soules,Then God forgive the sin of all those souls KJ II.i.283
That to their euerlasting residence,That to their everlasting residence, KJ II.i.284
Before the dew of euening fall, shall fleeteBefore the dew of evening fall, shall fleet,fleet (v.)

old form: fleete
[of souls] leave, pass away, fly off
KJ II.i.285
In dreadfull triall of our kingdomes King.In dreadful trial of our kingdom's king. KJ II.i.286
Amen, Amen, mount Cheualiers to Armes.Amen, amen! Mount, chevaliers! To arms! KJ II.i.287
Saint George that swindg'd the Dragon, / And ere sinceSaint George, that swinged the dragon, and e'er sinceswinge (v.)

old form: swindg'd
beat, thrash, flog
KJ II.i.288
George, Saint
in Christian tradition, the patron saint of England, 3rd-c
sit's on's horsebacke at mine Hostesse doreSits on's horseback at mine hostess' door, KJ II.i.289
Teach vs some fence. Sirrah, were I at homeTeach us some fence! (to Austria) Sirrah, were I at homefence (n.)
fencing ability, skill at swordplay
KJ II.i.290
sirrah (n.)
sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
At your den sirrah, with your Lionnesse,At your den, sirrah, with your lioness, KJ II.i.291
I would set an Oxe-head to your Lyons hide :I would set an ox-head to your lion's hide, KJ II.i.292
And make a monster of you.And make a monster of you. KJ II.i.293.1
Peace, no more.Peace! No more. KJ II.i.293.2
O tremble: for you heare the Lyon rore.O, tremble, for you hear the lion roar! KJ II.i.294
Vp higher to the plaine, where we'l set forthUp higher to the plain, where we'll set forth KJ II.i.295
In best appointment all our Regiments.In best appointment all our regiments.appointment (n.)
order, direction, arrangement
KJ II.i.296
Speed then to take aduantage of the field.Speed then, to take advantage of the field.field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
KJ II.i.297
advantage (n.)

old form: aduantage
advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
It shall be so, and at the other hillIt shall be so. And at the other hill KJ II.i.298
Command the rest to stand, God and our right. Command the rest to stand. God and our right! KJ II.i.299
ExeuntExeunt all but Hubert – King John and KJ II.i.299.1
his followers on one side, King Philip KJ II.i.299.2
and his followers on the other KJ II.i.299.3
Heere after excursions, Enter the Herald of FranceAfter excursions, enter the Herald of France, with KJ II.i.300.1
with Trumpets to the gates.trumpeters, to the gates KJ II.i.300.2
You men of Angiers open wide your gates,You men of Angiers, open wide your gates KJ II.i.300
And let yong Arthur Duke of Britaine in,And let young Arthur Duke of Brittaine in, KJ II.i.301
Who by the hand of France, this day hath madeWho by the hand of France this day hath madehand (n.)
agency, means, aid
KJ II.i.302
Much worke for teares in many an English mother,Much work for tears in many an English mother, KJ II.i.303
Whose sonnes lye scattered on the bleeding ground:Whose sons lie scattered on the bleeding ground;bleeding (adj.)
bloody, blood-soaked, bloodstained
KJ II.i.304
Many a widdowes husband groueling lies,Many a widow's husband grovelling lies,grovelling (adj.)

old form: groueling
prone, prostrate, lying flat
KJ II.i.305
Coldly embracing the discoloured earrh,Coldly embracing the discoloured earth; KJ II.i.306
And victorie with little losse doth playAnd victory with little loss doth play KJ II.i.307
Vpon the dancing banners of the French,Upon the dancing banners of the French, KJ II.i.308
Who are at hand triumphantly displayedWho are at hand, triumphantly displayed,displayed (adj.)
[if of the troops] deployed, drawn up; [if of the banners] arrayed, unfurled
KJ II.i.309
To enter Conquerors, and to proclaimeTo enter conquerors and to proclaim KJ II.i.310
Arthur of Britaine, Englands King, and yours.Arthur of Brittaine England's king and yours. KJ II.i.311
Enter English Herald with Trumpet.Enter English Herald with trumpeters KJ II.i.312
Reioyce you men of Angiers, ring your bels,Rejoice, you men of Angiers, ring your bells! KJ II.i.312
King Iohn, your king and Englands, doth approach,King John, your king and England's, doth approach, KJ II.i.313
Commander of this hot malicious day,Commander of this hot malicious day.malicious (adj.)
violent, hostile, wrathful
KJ II.i.314
hot (adj.)
hot-tempered, angry, passionate
commander (n.)
victor, champion, conqueror
Their Armours that march'd hence so siluer bright,Their armours that marched hence so silver-bright KJ II.i.315
Hither returne all gilt with Frenchmens blood:Hither return all gilt with Frenchmen's blood.gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded
cover, coat, smear
KJ II.i.316
There stucke no plume in any English Crest,There stuck no plume in any English crestcrest (n.)
[originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
KJ II.i.317
That is remoued by a staffe of France.That is removed by a staff of France;staff (n.)

old form: staffe
(plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
KJ II.i.318
Our colours do returne in those same handsOur colours do return in those same handscolours (n.)
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
KJ II.i.319
That did display them when we first marcht forth:That did display them when we first marched forth; KJ II.i.320
And like a iolly troope of Huntsmen comeAnd like a troop of jolly huntsmen come KJ II.i.321
Our lustie English, all with purpled hands,Our lusty English, all with purpled hands,purpled (adj.)
reddened with blood, bloodstained
KJ II.i.322
lusty (adj.)

old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
Dide in the dying slaughter of their foes,Dyed in the dying slaughter of their foes. KJ II.i.323
Open your gates, and giue the Victors way.Open your gates and gives the victors way. KJ II.i.324
Heralds, from off our towres we might beholdHeralds, from off our towers we might behold, KJ II.i.325
From first to last, the on-set and retyre From first to last, the onset and retireonset (n.)

old form: on-set
attack, assault
KJ II.i.326
retire (n.)

old form: retyre
retreat, withdrawal
Of both yonr Armies, whose equalityOf both your armies; whose equality KJ II.i.327
By our best eyes cannot be censured:By our best eyes cannot be censured.censure (v.)
judge critically, flaw, find fault with
KJ II.i.328
Blood hath bought blood, and blowes haue answerd blowes:Blood hath bought blood and blows have answered blows, KJ II.i.329
Strength matcht with strength, and power confronted power,Strength matched with strength and power confronted power. KJ II.i.330
Both are alike, and both alike we like:Both are alike, and both alike we like. KJ II.i.331
One must proue greatest. While they weigh so euen,One must prove greatest; while they weigh so even, KJ II.i.332
We hold our Towne for neither: yet for both.We hold our town for neither, yet for both. KJ II.i.333
Enter the two Kings with their powers,Enter on one side King John, Queen Eleanor, Blanche, KJ II.i.334.1
at seuerall doores.the Bastard, lords, and soldiers; on the other side KJ II.i.334.2
King Philip, Lewis the Dauphin, Austria, lords, and KJ II.i.334.3
soldiers KJ II.i.334.4
France, hast thou yet more blood to cast away?France, hast thou yet more blood to cast away? KJ II.i.334
Say, shall the currant of our right rome on,Say, shall the current of our right run on? KJ II.i.335
Whose passage vext with thy impediment,Whose passage, vexed with thy impediment,passage (n.)
passing, progress, moving on
KJ II.i.336
Shall leaue his natiue channell, and ore-swellShall leave his native channel and o'erswell,channel (n.)

old form: channell
course, bed, route
KJ II.i.337
native (adj.)

old form: natiue
natural, habitual, normal
overswell , over-swell (v.)

old form: ore-swell
flood, inundate, overflow
With course disturb'd euen thy confining shores,With course disturbed, even thy confining shores, KJ II.i.338
Vnlesse thou let his siluer Water, keepeUnless thou let his silver water keep KJ II.i.339
A peacefull progresse to the Ocean.A peaceful progress to the ocean? KJ II.i.340
England thou hast not sau'd one drop of bloodEngland, thou hast not saved one drop of blood, KJ II.i.341
In this hot triall more then we of France,In this hot trial, more than we of France;hot (adj.)
hot-tempered, angry, passionate
KJ II.i.342
Rather lost more. And by this hand I sweareRather, lost more. And by this hand I swear, KJ II.i.343
That swayes the earth this Climate ouer-lookes,That sways the earth this climate overlooks,sway (v.)

old form: swayes
control, rule, direct, govern
KJ II.i.344
climate (n.)
part of the sky
Before we will lay downe our iust-borne Armes,Before we will lay down our just-borne arms, KJ II.i.345
Wee'l put thee downe, 'gainst whom these Armes wee beare,We'll put thee down, 'gainst whom these arms we bear, KJ II.i.346
Or adde a royall number to the dead:Or add a royal number to the dead, KJ II.i.347
Gracing the scroule that tels of this warres losse,Gracing the scroll that tells of this war's loss KJ II.i.348
With slaughter coupled to the name of kings.With slaughter coupled to the name of kings. KJ II.i.349
Ha Maiesty: how high thy glory towres,Ha, majesty! How high thy glory towersglory (n.)
boastful spirit, vaingloriousness
KJ II.i.350
tower (v.)

old form: towres
[falconry] mount up to a great height, circle, soar
When the rich blood of kings is set on fire:When the rich blood of kings is set on fire! KJ II.i.351
Oh now doth death line his dead chaps with steele,O, now doth death line his dead chaps with steel;chaps, chops (n.)
KJ II.i.352
The swords of souldiers are his teeth, his phangs,The swords of soldiers are his teeth, his fangs. KJ II.i.353
And now he feasts, mousing the flesh of menAnd now he feasts, mousing the flesh of men,mouse (v.)
tear, bite, rend
KJ II.i.354
In vndetermin'd differences of kings.In undetermined differences of kings.undetermined (adj.)

old form: vndetermin'd
unresolved, undecided, unsettled
KJ II.i.355
difference (n.)
quarrel, disagreement, dispute
Why stand these royall fronts amazed thus:Why stand these royal fronts amazed thus?front (n.)
forehead, face
KJ II.i.356
amazed (adj.)
dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
Cry hauocke kings, backe to the stained fieldCry havoc, Kings! Back to the stained field,field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
KJ II.i.357
stained (adj.)
bloodstained, discoloured with dirt
havoc (n.)

old form: hauocke
[in fighting and hunting: calling for] total slaughter, general devastation
You equall Potents, fierie kindled spirits,You equal potents, fiery-kindled spirits!potent (n.)
potentate, ruler
KJ II.i.358
Then let confusion of one part confirmThen let confusion of one part confirmpart (n.)
side, camp, party
KJ II.i.359
confusion (n.)
destruction, overthrow, ruin
The others peace: till then, blowes, blood, and death.The other's peace. Till then, blows, blood, and death! KJ II.i.360
Whose party do the Townesmen yet admit?Whose party do the townsmen yet admit? KJ II.i.361
Speake Citizens for England,whose your king.Speak, citizens, for England. Who's your king? KJ II.i.362
The king of England, when we know the king.The King of England, when we know the King. KJ II.i.363
Know him in vs, that heere hold vp his right.Know him in us, that here hold up his right.hold up (v.)

old form: vp
support, uphold, sustain
KJ II.i.364
In Vs, that are our owne great Deputie,In us, that are our own great deputy KJ II.i.365
And beare possession of our Person heere,And bear possession of our person here, KJ II.i.366
Lord of our presence Angiers, and of you.Lord of our presence, Angiers, and of you.presence (n.)
gracious self, dignity as a person, personal position
KJ II.i.367
A greater powre then We denies all this,A greater power then we denies all this. KJ II.i.368
And till it be vndoubted, we do lockeAnd, till it be undoubted, we do lockundoubted (adj.)

old form: vndoubted
put beyond doubt, not in question
KJ II.i.369
Our former scruple in our strong barr'd gates:Our former scruple in our strong-barred gates; KJ II.i.370
Kings of our feare, vntill our feares resolu'dKings of our fears, until our fears, resolved,resolve (v.)

old form: resolu'd
remove, dispel, clear away
KJ II.i.371
Be by some certaine king, purg'd and depos'd.Be by some certain king purged and deposed.purge (v.)

old form: purg'd
expel, get rid of, flush out
KJ II.i.372
By heauen, these scroyles of Angiers flout you kings,By heaven, these scroyles of Angiers flout you, Kings,scroyle (n.)
scoundrel, ruffian, wretch
KJ II.i.373
And stand securely on their battelments,And stand securely on their battlementssecurely (adv.)
confidently, without misgiving, fearlessly
KJ II.i.374
As in a Theater, whence they gape and pointAs in a theatre, whence they gape and point KJ II.i.375
At your industrious Scenes and acts of death.At your industrious scenes and acts of death.industrious (adj.)
ingenious, skilful, clever
KJ II.i.376
Your Royall presences be rul'd by mee,Your royal presences, be ruled by me:presence (n.)
KJ II.i.377
Do like the Mutines of Ierusalem,Do like the mutines of Jerusalem,mutine (n.)
mutineer, rebel
KJ II.i.378
Be friends a-while, and both conioyntly bendBe friends awhile, and both conjointly bendbend (v.)
aim, direct, level, turn
KJ II.i.379
conjointly (adv.)

old form: conioyntly
together, in unison, in conjunction
Your sharpest Deeds of malice on this Towne.Your sharpest deeds of malice on this town. KJ II.i.380
By East and West let France and England mountBy east and west let France and England mount KJ II.i.381
Their battering Canon charged to the mouthes,Their battering cannon charged to the mouths, KJ II.i.382
Till their soule-fearing clamours haue braul'd downeTill their soul-fearing clamours have brawled downsoul-fearing (adj.)

old form: soule-fearing
terrifying, petrifying
KJ II.i.383
brawl down (v.)

old form: braul'd downe
destroy with uproar, force down with clamour
The flintie ribbes of this contemptuous Citie,The flinty ribs of this contemptuous city.flinty (adj.)

old form: flintie
hard, harsh, tough
KJ II.i.384
I'de play incessantly vpon these Iades,I'd play incessantly upon these jades,play upon (v.)

old form: vpon
play guns on, aim at; also: torment
KJ II.i.385
jade (n.)

old form: Iades
[contemptuous] wretch, worthless individual
Euen till vnfenced desolationEven till unfenced desolationunfenced (adj.)

old form: vnfenced
with walls removed, unprotected
KJ II.i.386
Leaue them as naked as the vulgar ayre:Leave them as naked as the vulgar air.naked (adj.)
defenceless, undefended, unarmed
KJ II.i.387
vulgar (adj.)
public, general, common
That done, disseuer your vnited strengths,That done, dissever your united strengthsstrength (n.)
troops, forces, resources, followers
KJ II.i.388
dissever (v.)

old form: disseuer
divide, split up, separate
And part your mingled colours once againe,And part your mingled colours once again;colours (n.)
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
KJ II.i.389
Turne face to face, and bloody point to point:Turn face to face and bloody point to point. KJ II.i.390
Then in a moment Fortune shall cull forthThen, in a moment, Fortune shall cull forthFortune (n.)
Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning-wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
KJ II.i.391
cull forth (v.)
select, pick out, choose
Out of one side her happy Minion,Out of one side her happy minion,minion (n.)
darling, favourite, select one
KJ II.i.392
To whom in fauour she shall giue the day,To whom in favour she shall give the day,day (n.)
day of battle, contest
KJ II.i.393
And kisse him with a glorious victory:And kiss him with a glorious victory. KJ II.i.394
How like you this wilde counsell mighty States,How like you this wild counsel, mighty states?state (n.)
ruler, sovereign, monarch
KJ II.i.395
wild (adj.)

old form: wilde
daring, irregular, audacious
counsel (n.)

old form: counsell
advice, guidance, direction
Smackes it not something of the policie.Smacks it not something of the policy?policy (n.)

old form: policie
stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
KJ II.i.396
smack (v.)

old form: Smackes
have an air, have a flavour
Now by the sky that hangs aboue our heads,Now, by the sky that hangs above our heads, KJ II.i.397
I like it well. France, shall we knit our powres,I like it well! France, shall we knit our powerspower (n.)

old form: powres
armed force, troops, host, army
KJ II.i.398
knit (v.)
unite, join, make one
And lay this Angiers euen with the ground,And lay this Angiers even with the ground,even (adj.)

old form: euen
level, horizontal, flat
KJ II.i.399
Then after fight who shall be king of it?Then after fight who shall be king of it? KJ II.i.400
(to King Philip) KJ II.i.401.1
And if thou hast the mettle of a king,An if thou hast the mettle of a king,an if (conj.)
KJ II.i.401
Being wrong'd as we are by this peeuish Towne:Being wronged as we are by this peevish town,peevish (adj.)

old form: peeuish
obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
KJ II.i.402
Turne thou the mouth of thy Artillerie,Turn thou the mouth of thy artillery, KJ II.i.403
As we will ours, against these sawcie walles,As we will ours, against these saucy walls;saucy (adj.)

old form: sawcie
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
KJ II.i.404
And when that we haue dash'd them to the ground,And when that we have dashed them to the ground, KJ II.i.405
Why then defie each other, and pell-mell,Why, then defy each other, and pell-mell KJ II.i.406
Make worke vpon our selues, for heauen or hell.Make work upon ourselves, for heaven or hell. KJ II.i.407
Let it be so: say, where will you assault?Let it be so. Say, where will you assault? KJ II.i.408
We from the West will send destructionWe from the west will send destruction KJ II.i.409
Into this Cities bosome.Into this city's bosom.bosom (n.)

old form: bosome
KJ II.i.410
I from the North.I from the north. KJ II.i.411.1
Our Thunder from the South,Our thunder from the south KJ II.i.411.2
Shall raine their drift of bullets on this Towne.Shall rain their drift of bullets on this town.drift (n.)
shower, deluge, load
KJ II.i.412
bullet (n.)
(aside) KJ II.i.413.1
O prudent discipline! From North to South:O prudent discipline! From north to southdiscipline (n.)
military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
KJ II.i.413
Austria and France shoot in each others mouth.Austria and France shoot in each other's mouth. KJ II.i.414
Ile stirre them to it: Come, away, away.I'll stir them to it. Come, away, away! KJ II.i.415
Heare vs great kings, vouchsafe awhile to stayHear us, great Kings! Vouchsafe a while to stay, KJ II.i.416
And I shall shew you peace, and faire-fac'd league:And I shall show you peace and fair-faced league,league (n.)
compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
KJ II.i.417
fair-faced (adj.)

old form: faire-fac'd
attractive, appealing, presenting a good prospect
Win you this Citie without stroke, or wound,Win you this city without stroke or wound, KJ II.i.418
Rescue those breathing liues to dye in beds,Rescue those breathing lives to die in bedsbreathing (adj.)
living, active, lively
KJ II.i.419
That heere come sacrifices for the field.That here come sacrifices for the field.field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
KJ II.i.420
Perseuer not, but heare me mighty kings.Persever not, but hear me, mighty Kings!persever (v.)

old form: Perseuer
proceed, carry on
KJ II.i.421
Speake on with fauour, we are bent to heare.Speak on with favour. We are bent to hear.bent (adj.)
inclined, willing, ready
KJ II.i.422
bent (adj.)
determined, intent, resolved
That daughter there of Spaine, the Lady BlanchThat daughter there of Spain, the Lady Blanche, KJ II.i.423
Is neere to England, looke vpon the yeeresIs niece to England. Look upon the yearsnear (adj.)
close to the throne [in order of succession], near relation
KJ II.i.424
years (n.)
Of Lewes the Dolphin, and that louely maid.Of Lewis the Dauphin and that lovely maid.dauphin, dolphin (n.)
title of the eldest son of the King of France [between 1349 and 1830]
KJ II.i.425
If lustie loue should go in quest of beautie,If lusty love should go in quest of beauty,lusty (adj.)

old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
KJ II.i.426
Where should he finde it fairer, then in Blanch:Where should he find it fairer than in Blanche? KJ II.i.427
If zealous loue should go in search of vertue,If zealous love should go in search of virtue,zealous (adj.)
earnest, fervent, ardent
KJ II.i.428
Where should he finde it purer then in Blanch?Where should he find it purer than in Blanche? KJ II.i.429
If loue ambitious, sought a match of birth,If love ambitious sought a match of birth,match (n.)
matching, equality
KJ II.i.430
birth (n.)
royal birth, noble ancestry
Whose veines bound richer blood then Lady Blanch?Whose veins bound richer blood than Lady Blanche?bound (v.)
contain, enclose, confine
KJ II.i.431
Such as she is, in beautie, vertue, birth,Such as she is, in beauty, virtue, birth, KJ II.i.432
Is the yong Dolphin euery way compleat,Is the young Dauphin every way complete.complete, compleat (adj.)
fully equipped, with everything present
KJ II.i.433
If not compleat of, say he is not shee,If not complete of, say he is not she; KJ II.i.434
And she againe wants nothing, to name want,And she again wants nothing, to name want,want (n.)
lack, shortage, dearth
KJ II.i.435
want (v.)
fall short [of], be deficient [in]
If want it be not, that she is not hee:If want it be not that she is not he. KJ II.i.436
He is the halfe part of a blessed man,He is the half part of a blessed man, KJ II.i.437
Left to be finished by such as shee,Left to be finished by such as she; KJ II.i.438
And she a faire diuided excellence,And she a fair divided excellence,divided (adj.)

old form: diuided
incomplete, imperfect, defective
KJ II.i.439
Whose fulnesse of perfection lyes in him.Whose fulness of perfection lies in him. KJ II.i.440
O two such siluer currents when they ioyneO, two such silver currents, when they join, KJ II.i.441
Do glorifie the bankes that bound them in:Do glorify the banks that bound them in;glorify (v.)

old form: glorifie
add glory to, increase the splendour of
KJ II.i.442
bound (v.)
contain, enclose, confine
And two such shores, to two such streames made one,And two such shores to two such streams made one, KJ II.i.443
Two such controlling bounds shall you be, kings,Two such controlling bounds, shall you be, Kings,bound (n.)
limit, boundary, confine, barrier
KJ II.i.444
To these two Princes, if you marrie them:To these two princes, if you marry them. KJ II.i.445
This Vnion shall do more then batterie canThis union shall do more than battery canbattery (n.)

old form: batterie
assault, bombardment, blitz
KJ II.i.446
To our fast closed gates: for at this match,To our fast-closed gates. For at this match, KJ II.i.447
With swifter spleene then powder can enforceWith swifter spleen than powder can enforce,powder (n.)
KJ II.i.448
spleen (n.)

old form: spleene
eagerness, spirits, impetuosity
The mouth of passage shall we fling wide ope,The mouth of passage shall we fling wide opeope (adj.)
KJ II.i.449
And giue you entrance: but without this match,And give you entrance. But without this match, KJ II.i.450
The sea enraged is not halfe so deafe,The sea enraged is not half so deaf, KJ II.i.451
Lyons more confident, Mountaines and rockesLions more confident, mountains and rocks KJ II.i.452
More free from motion, no not death himselfeMore free from motion, no, not death himself KJ II.i.453
In mortall furie halfe so peremptorie,In moral fury half so peremptory,peremptory (adj.)

old form: peremptorie
determined, resolved, absolutely decided
KJ II.i.454
As we to keepe this Citie.As we to keep this city. KJ II.i.455.1
(aside) KJ II.i.455
Heeres a stay,Here's a staystay (n.)
setback, obstacle, delay
KJ II.i.455.2
That shakes the rotten carkasse of old deathThat shakes the rotten carcass of old death KJ II.i.456
Out of his ragges. Here's a large mouth indeede,Out of his rags! Here's a large mouth, indeed, KJ II.i.457
That spits forth death, and mountaines, rockes, and seas,That spits forth death and mountains, rocks and seas, KJ II.i.458
Talkes as familiarly of roaring Lyons,Talks as familiarly of roaring lions KJ II.i.459
As maids of thirteene do of puppi-dogges.As maids of thirteen do of puppy-dogs. KJ II.i.460
What Cannoneere begot this lustie blood,What cannoneer begot this lusty blood?lusty (adj.)

old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
KJ II.i.461
blood (n.)
man of fire, hot-blooded fellow, spirited youth
beget (v.), past form begot
give birth to, father, conceive
He speakes plaine Cannon fire, and smoake, and bounce,He speaks plain cannon – fire and smoke and bounce;bounce (n.)
explosion, detonation, gun-shot
KJ II.i.462
He giues the bastinado with his tongue:He gives the bastinado with his tongue.bastinado (n.)
cudgelling, beating with a stick [esp. on the soles of the feet]
KJ II.i.463
Our eares are cudgel'd, not a word of hisOur ears are cudgelled; not a word of his KJ II.i.464
But buffets better then a fist of France:But buffets better than a fist of France. KJ II.i.465
Zounds, I was neuer so bethumpt with words,Zounds! I was never so bethumped with wordszounds (int.)
God's wounds
KJ II.i.466
bethump (v.)

old form: bethumpt
thump soundly, pound, lambaste
Since I first cal'd my brothers father Dad.Since I first called my brother's father dad! KJ II.i.467
Son, list to this coniunction, make this matchSon, list to this conjunction, make this match;list (v.)
KJ II.i.468
conjunction (n.)

old form: coniunction
union, uniting, joining together
Giue with our Neece a dowrie large enough,Give with our niece a dowry large enough. KJ II.i.469
For by this knot, thou shalt so surely tyeFor by this knot thou shalt so surely tie KJ II.i.470
Thy now vnsurd assurance to the Crowne,Thy now unsured assurance to the crownunsured (adj.)

old form: vnsurd
insecure, uncertain, doubtful
KJ II.i.471
assurance (n.)
claim, title, securing [of]
That yon greene boy shall haue no Sunne to ripeThat yon green boy shall have no sun to riperipe (v.)
ripen, mature
KJ II.i.472
green (adj.)

old form: greene
youthful, inexperienced, immature
The bloome that promiseth a mightie fruite.The bloom that promiseth a mighty fruit. KJ II.i.473
I see a yeelding in the lookes of France:I see a yielding in the looks of France;yielding (n.)

old form: yeelding
consent, compliance, agreement
KJ II.i.474
Marke how they whisper, vrge them while their soulesMark, how they whisper. Urge them while their soulsmark (v.)

old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
KJ II.i.475
urge (v.)

old form: vrge
entreat with, plead with
Are capeable of this ambition,Are capable of this ambition,capable of

old form: capeable
appreciative of, able to take in
KJ II.i.476
Least zeale now melted by the windie breathLest zeal, now melted by the windy breath KJ II.i.477
Of soft petitions, pittie and remorse,Of soft petitions, pity, and remorse,remorse (n.)
pity, compassion, tenderness
KJ II.i.478
Coole and congeale againe to what it was.Cool and congeal again to what it was. KJ II.i.479
Why answer not the double Maiesties,Why answer not the double majesties KJ II.i.480
This friendly treatie of our threatned Towne.This friendly treaty of our threatened town?treaty (n.)

old form: treatie
entreaty, proposal for agreement, proposition
KJ II.i.481
Speake England sirst, that hath bin forward firstSpeak England first, that hath been forward first KJ II.i.482
To speake vnto this Cittie: what say you?To speak unto this city. What say you? KJ II.i.483
If that the Dolphin there thy Princely sonne,If that the Dauphin there, thy princely son, KJ II.i.484
Can in this booke of beautie read, I loue:Can in this book of beauty read ‘ I love,’ KJ II.i.485
Her Dowrie shall weigh equall with a Queene:Her dowry shall weigh equal with a queen. KJ II.i.486
For Angiers, and faire Toraine Maine, Poyctiers,For Anjou and fair Touraine, Maine, Poitiers, KJ II.i.487
And all that we vpon this side the Sea,And all that we upon this side the sea –  KJ II.i.488
(Except this Cittie now by vs besiedg'd)Except this city now by us besieged –  KJ II.i.489
Finde liable to our Crowne and Dignitie,Find liable to our crown and dignity,liable (adj.)
subject, legally bound
KJ II.i.490
Shall gild her bridall bed and make her richShall gild her bridal bed and make her richgild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded
enrich, adorn, beautify
KJ II.i.491
In titles, honors, and promotions,In titles, honours, and promotions,promotion (n.)
advancement in life, social betterment
KJ II.i.492
As she in beautie, education, blood,As she in beauty, education, blood,blood (n.)
nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
KJ II.i.493
Holdes hand with any Princesse of the world.Holds hand with any princess of the world.hold hands with

old form: Holdes
be equal to, be comparable to
KJ II.i.494
What sai'st thou boy? looke in the Ladies face.What sayst thou, boy? Look in the lady's face. KJ II.i.495
I do my Lord, and in her eie I findI do, my lord. And in her eye I find KJ II.i.496
A wonder, or a wondrous miracle,A wonder, or a wondrous miracle, KJ II.i.497
The shadow of my selfe form'd in her eye,The shadow of myself formed in her eye;shadow (n.)
reflection, reflected image
KJ II.i.498
Which being but the shadow of your sonne,Which, being but the shadow of your son, KJ II.i.499
Becomes a sonne and makes your sonne a shadow:Becomes a sun and makes your son a shadow. KJ II.i.500
I do protest I neuer lou'd my selfeI do protest I never loved myself KJ II.i.501
Till now, infixed I beheld my selfe,Till now infixed I beheld myselfinfixed (adj.)
captured, caught, firmly held
KJ II.i.502
Drawne in the flattering table of her eie.Drawn in the flattering table of her eye.table (n.)
tablet, surface, paintbook
KJ II.i.503
draw (v.)

old form: Drawne
picture, represent, frame
Whispers with Blanch.He whispers with Blanche KJ II.i.504
(aside) KJ II.i.504
Drawne in the flattering table of her eie,Drawn in the flattering table of her eye! KJ II.i.504
Hang'd in the frowning wrinkle of her brow,Hanged in the frowning wrinkle of her browbrow (n.)
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
KJ II.i.505
And quarter'd in her heart, hee doth espieAnd quartered in her heart! He doth espyespy (v.)

old form: espie
catch sight of, discern, see
KJ II.i.506
quartered (adj.)

old form: quarter'd
cut into four pieces
Himselfe loues traytor, this is pittie now;Himself love's traitor. This is pity now, KJ II.i.507
That hang'd, and drawne, and quarter'd there should beThat, hanged and drawn and quartered, there should be KJ II.i.508
In such a loue, so vile a Lout as he.In such a love so vile a lout as he. KJ II.i.509
(to Lewis) KJ II.i.510.1
My vnckles will in this respect is mine,My uncle's will in this respect is mine.will (n.)
desire, wish, liking, inclination
KJ II.i.510
If he see ought in you that makes him like,If he see aught in you that makes him like,aught (n.)

old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
KJ II.i.511
That any thing he see's which moues his liking,That anything he sees which moves his liking, KJ II.i.512
I can with ease translate it to my will:I can with ease translate it to my will. KJ II.i.513
Or if you will, to speake more properly,Or if you will, to speak more properly, KJ II.i.514
I will enforce it easlie to my loue.I will enforce it easily to my love. KJ II.i.515
Further I will not flatter you, my Lord,Further I will not flatter you, my lord, KJ II.i.516
That all I see in you is worthie loue,That all I see in you is worthy love, KJ II.i.517
Then this, that nothing do I see in you,Than this: that nothing do I see in you, KJ II.i.518
Though churlish thoughts themselues should bee your Iudge,Though churlish thoughts themselves should be your judge,churlish (adj.)
rude, blunt, ungracious
KJ II.i.519
That I can finde, should merit any hate.That I can find should merit any hate. KJ II.i.520
What saie these yong-ones? What say you my Neece?What say these young ones? What say you, my niece? KJ II.i.521
That she is bound in honor still to doThat she is bound in honour still to dostill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
KJ II.i.522
What you in wisedome still vouchsafe to say.What you in wisdom still vouchsafe to say. KJ II.i.523
Speake then Prince Dolphin, can you loue this Ladie?Speak then, Prince Dauphin. Can you love this lady? KJ II.i.524
Nay aske me if I can refraine from loue,Nay, ask me if I can refrain from love; KJ II.i.525
For I doe loue her most vnfainedly.For I do love her most unfeignedly. KJ II.i.526
Then I doe giue Volquessen, Toraine, Maine,Then do I give Volquessen, Touraine, Maine,Volquessen (n.)
[vol'kesen] Vexin, district around Rouen, NW France
KJ II.i.527
Poyctiers and Aniow, these fiue ProuincesPoitiers and Anjou, these five provinces, KJ II.i.528
With her to thee, and this addition more,With her to thee; and this addition more, KJ II.i.529
Full thirty thousand Markes of English coyne:Full thirty thousand marks of English coin.mark (n.)
accounting unit in England (value: two-thirds of a pound)
KJ II.i.530
Phillip of France, if thou be pleas'd withall,Philip of France, if thou be pleased withal, KJ II.i.531
Command thy sonne and daughtet to ioyne hands.Command thy son and daughter to join hands. KJ II.i.532
It likes vs well young Princes: close your handsIt likes us well. Young princes, close your (v.)
please, suit
KJ II.i.533
And your lippes too, for I am well assur'd,And your lips too – for I am well assuredassured (adj.)

old form: assur'd
certain, definite, sure
KJ II.i.534
That I did so when I was first assur'd.That I did so when I was first assured.assured (adj.)

old form: assur'd
betrothed, engaged
KJ II.i.535
Now Cittizens of Angires ope your gates,Now, citizens of Angiers, ope your gates;ope (v.)
KJ II.i.536
Let in that amitie which you haue made,Let in that amity which you have made. KJ II.i.537
For at Saint Maries Chappell presently,For at Saint Mary's chapel presentlypresently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
KJ II.i.538
The rights of marriage shallbe solemniz'd.The rites of marriage shall be solemnized. KJ II.i.539
Is not the Ladie Constance in this troope?Is not the Lady Constance in this troop? KJ II.i.540
I know she is not for this match made vp,I know she is not, for this match made upmake up (v.)

old form: vp
agree, conclude, make good
KJ II.i.541
Her presence would haue interrupted much.Her presence would have interrupted much. KJ II.i.542
Where is she and her sonne, tell me, who knowes?Where is she and her son? Tell me, who knows. KJ II.i.543
She is sad and passionate at your highnes Tent.She is sad and passionate at your highness' tent.passionate (adj.)
impassioned, vehement, excessively emotional
KJ II.i.544
sad (adj.)
downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
And by my faith, this league that we haue madeAnd, by my faith, this league that we have made KJ II.i.545
Will giue her sadnesse very little cure:Will give her sadness very little cure. KJ II.i.546
Brother of England, how may we contentBrother of England, how may we contentcontent (v.)
calm [down], settle, relax
KJ II.i.547
This widdow Lady? In her right we came,This widow-lady? In her right we came, KJ II.i.548
Which we God knowes, haue turnd another way,Which we, God knows, have turned another way, KJ II.i.549
To our owne vantage.To our own vantage.vantage (n.)
advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
KJ II.i.550.1
We will heale vp all,We will heal up all, KJ II.i.550.2
For wee'l create yong Arthur Duke of BritaineFor we'll create young Arthur Duke of Brittaine KJ II.i.551
And Earle of Richmond, and this rich faire TowneAnd Earl of Richmond; and this rich fair town KJ II.i.552
We make him Lord of. Call the Lady Constance,We make him lord of. Call the Lady Constance; KJ II.i.553
Some speedy Messenger bid her repaireSome speedy messenger bid her repairrepair (v.)

old form: repaire
come, go, make one's way
KJ II.i.554
To our solemnity: I trust we shall,To our solemnity. I trust we shall,solemnity (n.)
celebration, jubilation, festivity
KJ II.i.555
(If not fill vp the measure of her will)If not fill up the measure of her will,will (n.)
desire, wish, liking, inclination
KJ II.i.556
measure (n.)
extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
fill up (v.)

old form: vp
satisfy, fulfil, meet
Yet in some measure satisfie her so,Yet in some measure satisfy her so KJ II.i.557
That we shall stop her exclamation,That we shall stop her exclamation.exclamation (n.)
loud reproach, outcry, clamorous complaint
KJ II.i.558
stop (v.)
silence, put a stop to
Go we as well as hast will suffer vs,Go we as well as haste will suffer ussuffer (v.)
allow, permit, let
KJ II.i.559
To this vnlook'd for vnprepared pompe. To this unlooked-for, unprepared pomp.pomp (n.)

old form: pompe
pageant, ceremony, procession
KJ II.i.560
unlooked-for (adj.)

old form: vnlook'd for
unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen
unprepared (adj.)

old form: vnprepared
unplanned, introduced without special preparation
Exeunt.Exeunt all but the Bastard KJ II.i.560
Mad world, mad kings, mad composition:Mad world! Mad kings! Mad composition!composition (n.)
settlement, truce, coming to terms
KJ II.i.561
Iohn to stop Arthurs Title in the whole,John, to stop Arthur's title in the whole,stop (v.)
block, hinder, impede, obstruct
KJ II.i.562
title (n.)
[legal] right, claim, entitlement
Hath willingly departed with a part,Hath willingly departed with a part;depart with (v.)
part with, give away
KJ II.i.563
And France, whose armour Conscience buckled on,And France, whose armour conscience buckled on, KJ II.i.564
Whom zeale and charitie brought to the field,Whom zeal and charity brought to the fieldfield (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
KJ II.i.565
As Gods owne souldier, rounded in the eare,As God's own soldier, rounded in the earround (v.)
whisper, murmur, speak privately
KJ II.i.566
With that same purpose-changer, that slye diuel,With that same purpose-changer, that sly devil, KJ II.i.567
That Broker, that still breakes the pate of faith,That broker that still breaks the pate of faith,pate (n.)
head, skull
KJ II.i.568
still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
broker, broker-between (n.)
go-between, intermediary, agent
That dayly breake-vow, he that winnes of all,That daily break-vow, he that wins of all,win (v.)

old form: winnes
gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
KJ II.i.569
break-vow (n.)

old form: breake-vow
breaker of promises
Of kings, of beggers, old men, yong men, maids,Of kings, of beggars, old men, young men, maids –  KJ II.i.570
Who hauing no externall thing to loose,Who, having no external thing to lose KJ II.i.571
But the word Maid, cheats the poore Maide of that.But the word ‘ maid,’ cheats the poor maid of that –  KJ II.i.572
That smooth-fac'd Gentleman, tickling commoditie,That smooth-faced gentleman, tickling commodity;smooth-faced (adj.)

old form: smooth-fac'd
plausible, bland, glib, deceitful
KJ II.i.573
tickling (adj.)
flattering, alluring, diverting
commodity (n.)

old form: commoditie
self-interest, desire for gain, expediency
Commoditie, the byas of the world,Commodity, the bias of the world – bias (n.)

old form: byas
[weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
KJ II.i.574
commodity (n.)

old form: commoditie
self-interest, desire for gain, expediency
The world, who of it selfe is peysed well,The world, who of itself is peised well,peise (v.)

old form: peysed
poise, balance, keep in equilibrium
KJ II.i.575
Made to run euen, vpon euen ground;Made to run even upon even ground,even (adj.)

old form: euen
level, horizontal, flat
KJ II.i.576
even, e'en (adv.)

old form: euen
equably, evenly, steadily
Till this aduantage, this vile drawing byas,Till this advantage, this vile-drawing bias,vile-drawing (adj.)

old form: vile drawing
attracting towards evil
KJ II.i.577
advantage (n.)

old form: aduantage
benefit, gain, advancement, profit
This sway of motion, this commoditie,This sway of motion, this commodity,sway (n.)
controlling influence, guiding power, direction
KJ II.i.578
Makes it take head from all indifferency,Makes it take head from all indifferency,indifferency (n.)
impartiality, moderation, equity
KJ II.i.579
head (n.)
power, strength, scope
take head from
rebel against, rush away from
From all direction, purpose, course, intent.From all direction, purpose, course, intentintent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
KJ II.i.580
purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
course (n.)
habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
And this same byas, this Commoditie,And this same bias, this commodity, KJ II.i.581
This Bawd, this Broker, this all-changing-word,This bawd, this broker, this all-changing word,bawd (n.)
pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
KJ II.i.582
broker, broker-between (n.)
go-between, intermediary, agent
Clap'd on the outward eye of fickle France,Clapped on the outward eye of fickle France,eye (n.)
[bowls] hollow in the side of a bowl
KJ II.i.583
clap (v.)

old form: Clap'd
[bowls] fix, stick, set
Hath drawne him from his owne determin'd ayd,Hath drawn him from his own determined aid, KJ II.i.584
From a resolu'd and honourable warre,From a resolved and honourable war,resolved (adj.)

old form: resolu'd
determined, settled, decided
KJ II.i.585
To a most base and vile-concluded peace.To a most base and vile-concluded peace.base (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
KJ II.i.586
And why rayle I on this Commoditie?And why rail I on this commodity?rail (v.)

old form: rayle
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
KJ II.i.587
But for because he hath not wooed me yet:But for because he hath not wooed me yet; KJ II.i.588
Not that I haue the power to clutch my hand,Not that I have the power to clutch my handclutch (v.)
clench, close
KJ II.i.589
When his faire Angels would salute my palme,When his fair angels would salute my palm,salute (v.)
approach, greet, make contact with
KJ II.i.590
angel (n.)
gold coin [with the angel Michael depicted], value between a third and half of a pound
But for my hand, as vnattempted yet,But for my hand, as unattempted yet,unattempted (adj.)

old form: vnattempted
untempted, unseduced, unapproached
KJ II.i.591
Like a poore begger, raileth on the rich.Like a poor beggar raileth on the rich.rail (v.)
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
KJ II.i.592
Well, whiles I am a begger, I will raile,Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail KJ II.i.593
And say there is no sin but to be rich:And say there is no sin but to be rich; KJ II.i.594
And being rich, my vertue then shall be,And being rich, my virtue then shall be KJ II.i.595
To say there is no vice, but beggerie:To say there is no vice but beggary. KJ II.i.596
Since Kings breake faith vpon commoditie,Since kings break faith upon commodity, KJ II.i.597
Gaine be my Lord, for I will worship thee. Gain, be my lord – for I will worship thee! KJ II.i.598
Exit.Exit KJ II.i.598
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