King John
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Enter Hubert and Executioners.Enter Hubert and executioners KJ IV.i.1
Hub. HUBERT 
Heate me these Irons hot, and looke thou standHeat me these irons hot, and look thou stand KJ IV.i.1
Within the Arras: when I strike my footWithin the arras. When I strike my footarras (n.)tapestry hangingKJ IV.i.2
Vpon the bosome of the ground, rush forthUpon the bosom of the ground, rush forthbosom (n.)
old form: bosome
surface
KJ IV.i.3
And binde the boy, which you shall finde with meAnd bind the boy which you shall find with me KJ IV.i.4
Fast to the chaire: be heedfull: hence, and watch.Fast to the chair. Be heedful. Hence, and watch! KJ IV.i.5
Exec. EXECUTIONER 
I hope your warrant will beare out the deed.I hope your warrant will bear out the deed.bear out (v.)
old form: beare
support, authorize, sanction
KJ IV.i.6
Hub. HUBERT 
Vncleanly scruples feare not you: looke too't.Uncleanly scruples! Fear not you. Look to't!uncleanly (adj.)
old form: Vncleanly
offensive, foul
KJ IV.i.7
The executioners withdraw KJ IV.i.8
Yong Lad come forth; I haue to say with you.Young lad, come forth; I have to say with you. KJ IV.i.8
Enter Arthur.Enter Arthurmorrow (n.)morningKJ IV.i.9
Ar. ARTHUR 
Good morrow Hubert.Good morrow, Hubert. KJ IV.i.9.1
Hub. HUBERT 
Good morrow, little Prince.Good morrow, little prince. KJ IV.i.9.2
Ar. ARTHUR 
As little Prince, hauing so great a TitleAs little prince, having so great a title KJ IV.i.10
To be more Prince, as may be: you are sad.To be more prince, as may be. You are sad.sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomyKJ IV.i.11
Hub. HUBERT 
Indeed I haue beene merrier.Indeed, I have been merrier. KJ IV.i.12.1
Art. ARTHUR 
'Mercie on me:Mercy on me! KJ IV.i.12.2
Me thinkes no body should be sad but I:Methinks nobody should be sad but I.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
KJ IV.i.13
Yet I remember, when I was in France,Yet I remember, when I was in France, KJ IV.i.14
Yong Gentlemen would be as sad as nightYoung gentlemen would be as sad as night KJ IV.i.15
Onely for wantonnesse: by my Christendome,Only for wantonness. By my christendom,wantonness (n.)
old form: wantonnesse
foolish behaviour, caprice, whims
KJ IV.i.16
So I were out of prison, and kept SheepeSo I were out of prison and kept sheep, KJ IV.i.17
I should be as merry as the day is long:I should be as merry as the day is long; KJ IV.i.18
And so I would be heere, but that I doubtAnd so I would be here, but that I doubtdoubt (v.)suspect, have suspicions about, fearKJ IV.i.19
My Vnckle practises more harme to me:My uncle practises more harm to me.practise (v.)plot, scheme, conspireKJ IV.i.20
He is affraid of me, and I of him:He is afraid of me and I of him. KJ IV.i.21
Is it my fault, that I was Geffreyes sonne?Is it my fault that I was Geoffrey's son? KJ IV.i.22
No in deede is't not: and I would to heauenNo, indeed, is't not; and I would to heaven KJ IV.i.23
I were your sonne, so you would loue me, Hubert:I were your son, so you would love me, Hubert. KJ IV.i.24
Hub. HUBERT  
(aside)prate (n.)prattle, chatter, blatherKJ IV.i.25
If I talke to him, with his innocent prateIf I talk to him, with his innocent prate KJ IV.i.25
He will awake my mercie, which lies dead:He will awake my mercy, which lies dead. KJ IV.i.26
Therefore I will be sodaine, and dispatch.Therefore I will be sudden, and dispatch.dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish offKJ IV.i.27
sudden (adj.)
old form: sodaine
swift, rapid, prompt
Ar. ARTHUR 
Are you sicke Hubert? you looke pale today,Are you sick, Hubert? You look pale today. KJ IV.i.28
Insooth I would you were a little sicke,In sooth, I would you were a little sick,sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]KJ IV.i.29
That I might sit all night, and watch with you.That I might sit all night and watch with you.watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigilKJ IV.i.30
I warrant I loue you more then you do me.I warrant I love you more than you do me.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmKJ IV.i.31
Hub. HUBERT  
(aside)bosom (n.)
old form: bosome
heart, inner person
KJ IV.i.32
His words do take possession of my bosome.His words do take possession of my bosom. KJ IV.i.32
He shows Arthur the warrantrheum (n.)
old form: rheume
tears
KJ IV.i.33
Reade heere yong Arthnr. How now foolish rheume?Read here, young Arthur. (aside) How now, foolish rheum! KJ IV.i.33
Turning dispitious torture out of doore?Turning dispiteous torture out of door!dispiteous (adj.)
old form: dispitious
pitiless, merciless
KJ IV.i.34
door, out of (adv.)
old form: doore
out of doors, out of the house
I must be breefe, least resolution dropI must be brief, lest resolution drop KJ IV.i.35
Out at mine eyes, in tender womanish teares.Out at mine eyes in tender womanish tears. KJ IV.i.36
Can you not reade it? Is it not faire writ?Can you not read it? Is it not fair writ?fair (adv.)
old form: faire
well, in a good hand, elegantly [like a clerk]
KJ IV.i.37
Ar. ARTHUR 
Too fairely Hubert, for so foule effect,Too fairly, Hubert, for so foul effect.effect (n.)purpose, end, intended deedKJ IV.i.38
Must you with hot Irons, burne out both mine eyes?Must you with hot irons burn out both mine eyes? KJ IV.i.39
Hub. HUBERT 
Yong Boy, I must.Young boy, I must. KJ IV.i.40.1
Art. ARTHUR 
And will you?And will you? KJ IV.i.40.2
Hub. HUBERT 
And I will.And I will. KJ IV.i.40.3
Art. ARTHUR 
Haue you the heart? When your head did but ake,Have you the heart? When your head did but ache, KJ IV.i.41
I knit my hand-kercher about your browesI knit my handkercher about your brows – brow (n.)
old form: browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
KJ IV.i.42
knit, knit up (v.)tie, fasten [by means of a knot]
handkercher (n.)
old form: hand-kercher
handkerchief
(The best I had, a Princesse wrought it me)The best I had, a princess wrought it me – work (v.), past form wroughtembroider, make, sewKJ IV.i.43
And I did neuer aske it you againe:And I did never ask it you again; KJ IV.i.44
And with my hand, at midnight held your head;And with my hand at midnight held your head, KJ IV.i.45
And like the watchfull minutes, to the houre,And like the watchful minutes to the hour, KJ IV.i.46
Still and anon cheer'd vp the heauy time;Still and anon cheered up the heavy time,anon, still andcontinuallyKJ IV.i.47
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Saying, what lacke you? and where lies your greefe?Saying, ‘ What lack you?’, and ‘ Where lies your grief?’,grief (n.)
old form: greefe
pain, torment, distress
KJ IV.i.48
Or what good loue may I performe for you?Or ‘ What good love may I perform for you?’.love (n.)
old form: loue
act of kindness, affectionate deed
KJ IV.i.49
Many a poore mans sonne would haue lyen still,Many a poor man's son would have lien still KJ IV.i.50
And nere haue spoke a louing word to you:And ne'er have spoke a loving word to you; KJ IV.i.51
But you, at your sicke seruice had a Prince:But you at your sick service had a prince. KJ IV.i.52
Nay, you may thinke my loue was craftie loue,Nay, you may think my love was crafty love,crafty (adj.)
old form: craftie
cunning, devious, wily
KJ IV.i.53
And call it cunning. Do, and if you will,And call it cunning. Do, an if you will.an if (conj.)ifKJ IV.i.54
If heauen be pleas'd that you must vse me ill,If heaven be pleased that you must use me ill,ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourablyKJ IV.i.55
Why then you must. Will you put out mine eyes?Why then you must. Will you put out mine eyes –  KJ IV.i.56
These eyes, that neuer did, nor neuer shallThese eyes that never did, nor never shall, KJ IV.i.57
So much as frowne on you.So much as frown on you? KJ IV.i.58.1
Hub. HUBERT 
I haue sworne to do it:I have sworn to do it, KJ IV.i.58.2
And with hot Irons must I burne them out.And with hot irons must I burn them out. KJ IV.i.59
Ar. ARTHUR 
Ah, none but in this Iron Age, would do it:Ah, none but in this iron age would do it!iron ageage of cruelty, time of wickednessKJ IV.i.60
The Iron of it selfe, though heate red hot,The iron of itself, though heat red-hot, KJ IV.i.61
Approaching neere these eyes, would drinke my teares,Approaching near these eyes, would drink my tears KJ IV.i.62
And quench this fierie indignation,And quench his fiery indignation KJ IV.i.63
Euen in the matter of mine innocence:Even in the matter of mine innocence;matter (n.)stuff, soul, substanceKJ IV.i.64
Nay, after that, consume away in rust,Nay, after that, consume away in rust,consume away (v.)waste away, disintegrate, perishKJ IV.i.65
But for containing fire to harme mine eye:But for containing fire to harm mine eye. KJ IV.i.66
Are you more stubborne hard, then hammer'd Iron?Are you more stubborn-hard than hammered iron? KJ IV.i.67
And if an Angell should haue come to me,An if an angel should have come to mean if (conj.)ifKJ IV.i.68
And told me Hubert should put out mine eyes,And told me Hubert should put out mine eyes, KJ IV.i.69
I would not haue beleeu'd him: no tongue but Huberts.I would not have believed him – no tongue but Hubert's! KJ IV.i.70
Hubert stamps his foot KJ IV.i.71
Hub. HUBERT 
Come forth:Come forth! KJ IV.i.71.1
The executioners come forward with ropes and irons KJ IV.i.71
Do as I bid you do.Do as I bid you do. KJ IV.i.71.2
Art. ARTHUR 
O saue me Hubert, saue me: my eyes are outO, save me, Hubert, save me! My eyes are out KJ IV.i.72
Euen with the fierce lookes of these bloody men.Even with the fierce looks of these bloody men. KJ IV.i.73
Hub. HUBERT 
Giue me the Iron I say, and binde him heere.Give me the iron, I say, and bind him here. KJ IV.i.74
Art. ARTHUR 
Alas, what neede you be so boistrous rough?Alas, what need you be so boisterous-rough?boisterous (adv.)
old form: boistrous
violently, fiercely, forcefully
KJ IV.i.75
I will not struggle, I will stand stone still:I will not struggle; I will stand stone-still. KJ IV.i.76
For heauen sake Hubert let me not be bound:For heaven sake, Hubert, let me not be bound! KJ IV.i.77
Nay heare me Hubert, driue these men away,Nay, hear me, Hubert! Drive these men away, KJ IV.i.78
And I will sit as quiet as a Lambe.And I will sit as quiet as a lamb. KJ IV.i.79
I will not stirre, nor winch, nor speake a word,I will not stir, nor winch, nor speak a word,winch (v.)wince, flinch, recoilKJ IV.i.80
Nor looke vpon the Iron angerly:Nor look upon the iron angerly.angerly (adv.)angrily, grouchily, testilyKJ IV.i.81
Thrust but these men away, and Ile forgiue you,Thrust but these men away, and I'll forgive you, KJ IV.i.82
What euer torment you do put me too.Whatever torment you do put me to. KJ IV.i.83
Hub. HUBERT 
Go stand within: let me alone with him.Go stand within. Let me alone with him. KJ IV.i.84
Exec. EXECUTIONER 
I am best pleas'd to be from such a deede.I am best pleased to be from such a deed. KJ IV.i.85
Exeunt executioners KJ IV.i.85
Art. ARTHUR 
Alas, I then haue chid away my friend,Alas, I then have chid away my friend!chide (v.), past form chidbrusquely command, drive [away] with harsh wordsKJ IV.i.86
He hath a sterne looke, but a gentle heart:He hath a stern look, but a gentle heart.gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindKJ IV.i.87
Let him come backe, that his compassion mayLet him come back, that his compassion may KJ IV.i.88
Giue life to yours.Give life to yours. KJ IV.i.89.1
Hub. HUBERT 
Come (Boy) prepare your selfe.Come, boy, prepare yourself. KJ IV.i.89.2
Art. ARTHUR 
Is there no remedie?Is there no remedy? KJ IV.i.90.1
Hub. HUBERT 
None, but to lose your eyes.None, but to lose your eyes. KJ IV.i.90.2
Art. ARTHUR 
O heauen: that there were but a moth in yours,O heaven, that there were but a mote in yours,mote (n.)
old form: moth
speck of dust, tiny particle, trifle
KJ IV.i.91
A graine, a dust, a gnat, a wandering haire,A grain, a dust, a gnat, a wandering hair,dust (n.)speck of dust, particle, iotaKJ IV.i.92
Any annoyance in that precious sense:Any annoyance in that precious sense.annoyance (n.)discomfort, irritation, hurtKJ IV.i.93
Then feeling what small things are boysterous there,Then feeling what small things are boisterous there,boisterous (adj.)
old form: boysterous
irritable, painful, irritating
KJ IV.i.94
Your vilde intent must needs seeme horrible.Your vile intent must needs seem horrible.intent (n.)intention, purpose, aimKJ IV.i.95
Hub. HUBERT 
Is this your promise? Go too, hold your toong.Is this your promise? Go to, hold your tongue. KJ IV.i.96
Art. ARTHUR 
Hubert, the vtterance of a brace of tongues,Hubert, the utterance of a brace of tonguesbrace (n.)group of two, couple, pairKJ IV.i.97
Must needes want pleading for a paire of eyes:Must needs want pleading for a pair of eyes.want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]KJ IV.i.98
Let me not hold my tongue: let me not Hubert,Let me not hold my tongue. Let me not, Hubert! KJ IV.i.99
Or Hubert, if you will cut out my tongue,Or, Hubert, if you will, cut out my tongue, KJ IV.i.100
So I may keepe mine eyes. O spare mine eyes,So I may keep mine eyes. O, spare mine eyes, KJ IV.i.101
Though to no vse, but still to looke on you.Though to no use but still to look on you!still (adv.)ever, now [as before]KJ IV.i.102
Loe, by my troth, the Instrument is cold,Lo, by my troth, the instrument is coldtroth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]KJ IV.i.103
And would not harme me.And would not harm me. KJ IV.i.104.1
Hub. HUBERT 
I can heate it, Boy.I can heat it, boy. KJ IV.i.104.2
Art. ARTHUR 
No, in good sooth: the fire is dead with griefe,No, in good sooth: the fire is dead with grief,sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]KJ IV.i.105
Being create for comfort, to be vs'dBeing create for comfort, to be used KJ IV.i.106
In vndeserued extreames: See else your selfe,In undeserved extremes. See else yourself. KJ IV.i.107
There is no malice in this burning cole,There is no malice in this burning coal; KJ IV.i.108
The breath of heauen, hath blowne his spirit out,The breath of heaven hath blown his spirit out, KJ IV.i.109
And strew'd repentant ashes on his head.And strewed repentent ashes on his head. KJ IV.i.110
Hub. HUBERT 
But with my breath I can reuiue it Boy.But with my breath I can revive it, boy. KJ IV.i.111
Art. ARTHUR 
And if you do, you will but make it blush,An if you do, you will but make it blushan if (conj.)ifKJ IV.i.112
And glow with shame of your proceedings, Hubert:And glow with shame of your proceedings, Hubert. KJ IV.i.113
Nay, it perchance will sparkle in your eyes:Nay, it perchance will sparkle in your eyes,perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybeKJ IV.i.114
sparkle (v.)send out sparks
And, like a dogge that is compell'd to fight,And, like a dog that is compelled to fight, KJ IV.i.115
Snatch at his Master that doth tarre him on.Snatch at his master that doth tarre him on.tarre (v.)incite, provoke, arouseKJ IV.i.116
snatch (n.)snap, bite
All things that you should vse to do me wrongAll things that you should use to do me wrong KJ IV.i.117
Deny their office: onely you do lackeDeny their office. Only you do lackdeny (v.)refuse, decline, scornKJ IV.i.118
office (n.)role, position, place, function
That mercie, which fierce fire, and Iron extends,That mercy which fierce fire and iron extends – extend (v.)show, offer, permitKJ IV.i.119
Creatures of note for mercy, lacking vses.Creatures of note for mercy-lacking uses.creature (n.)object, instrument, thingKJ IV.i.120
Hub. HUBERT 
Well, see to liue: I will not touch thine eye,Well, see to live. I will not touch thine eye KJ IV.i.121
For all the Treasure that thine Vnckle owes,For all the treasure that thine uncle owes;owe (v.)own, possess, haveKJ IV.i.122
Yet am I sworne, and I did purpose, Boy,Yet am I sworn, and I did purpose, boy, KJ IV.i.123
With this same very Iron, to burne them out.With this same very iron to burn them out. KJ IV.i.124
Art. ARTHUR 
O now you looke like Hubert. All this whileO, now you look like Hubert. All this while KJ IV.i.125
You were disguis'd.You were disguised. KJ IV.i.126.1
Hub. HUBERT 
Peace: no more. Adieu,Peace! No more. Adieu. KJ IV.i.126.2
Your Vnckle must not know but you are dead.Your uncle must not know but you are dead. KJ IV.i.127
Ile fill these dogged Spies with false reports:I'll fill these dogged spies with false reports;dogged (adj.)fierce, cruel, ferociousKJ IV.i.128
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
And, pretty childe, sleepe doubtlesse, and secure,And, pretty child, sleep doubtless and securedoubtless (adj.)
old form: doubtlesse
without fear, free from apprehension
KJ IV.i.129
That Hubert for the wealth of all the world,That Hubert, for the wealth of all the world, KJ IV.i.130
Will not offend thee.Will not offend thee. KJ IV.i.131.1
Art. ARTHUR 
O heauen! I thanke you Hubert.O heaven! I thank you, Hubert. KJ IV.i.131.2
Hub. HUBERT 
Silence, no more; go closely in with mee,Silence! No more. Go closely in with me.closely (adv.)secretly, covertly, privatelyKJ IV.i.132
Much danger do I vndergo for thee. Much danger do I undergo for thee. KJ IV.i.133
ExeuntExeunt KJ IV.i.133
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