Henry VI Part 1
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Enter the King, Gloucester, Winchester, Yorke, Enter the King, Gloucester, Winchester, Richard 1H6 III.iv.1.1
Suffolke, Somerset, Warwicke, Exeter: To them, withDuke of York, Suffolk, Somerset, Warwick, Exeter, 1H6 III.iii.1.2
his Souldiors, Talbot.Vernon, Basset, and other courtiers. To them, with 1H6 III.iii.1.3
his soldiers, Talbot 1H6 III.iii.1.4
Talb. TALBOT 
My gracious Prince, and honorable Peeres,My gracious prince, and honourable peers, 1H6 III.iv.1
Hearing of your arriuall in this Realme,Hearing of your arrival in this realm, 1H6 III.iv.2
I haue a while giuen Truce vnto my Warres,I have awhile given truce unto my wars 1H6 III.iv.3
To doe my dutie to my Soueraigne.To do my duty to my sovereign;duty (n.)
old form: dutie
act of loyalty, expression of homage
1H6 III.iv.4
In signe whereof, this Arme, that hath reclaym'dIn sign whereof this arm that hath reclaimedreclaim (v.)
old form: reclaym'd
win back, bring back
1H6 III.iv.5
To your obedience, fiftie Fortresses,To your obedience fifty fortresses, 1H6 III.iv.6
Twelue Cities, and seuen walled Townes of strength,Twelve cities, and seven walled towns of strength, 1H6 III.iv.7
Beside fiue hundred Prisoners of esteeme;Beside five hundred prisoners of esteem,esteem (n.)
old form: esteeme
high rank, nobility
1H6 III.iv.8
Lets fall his Sword before your Highnesse feet:Lets fall his sword before your highness' feet, 1H6 III.iv.9
(He kneels) 1H6 III.iv.10
And with submissiue loyaltie of heartAnd with submissive loyalty of heart 1H6 III.iv.10
Ascribes the Glory of his Conquest got,Ascribes the glory of his conquest gotascribe (v.)dedicate, attribute, assign1H6 III.iv.11
First to my God, and next vnto your Grace.First to my God and next unto your grace. 1H6 III.iv.12
King. KING 
Is this the Lord Talbot, Vnckle Gloucester,Is this the Lord Talbot, uncle Gloucester, 1H6 III.iv.13
That hath so long beene resident in France?That hath so long been resident in France? 1H6 III.iv.14
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
Yes, if it please your Maiestie, my Liege.Yes, if it please your majesty, my liege.liege (n.)lord, sovereign1H6 III.iv.15
King. KING 
Welcome braue Captaine, and victorious Lord.Welcome, brave captain and victorious lord!brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
1H6 III.iv.16
When I was young (as yet I am not old)When I was young – as yet I am not old –  1H6 III.iv.17
I doe remember how my Father said,I do remember how my father said 1H6 III.iv.18
A stouter Champion neuer handled Sword.A stouter champion never handled sword.champion (n.)warrior, fighter, man of valour1H6 III.iv.19
stout (adj.)brave, valiant, resolute
Long since we were resolued of your truth,Long since we were resolved of your truth,since (adv.)ago1H6 III.iv.20
resolved (adj.)
old form: resolued
convinced, satisfied, assured
Your faithfull seruice, and your toyle in Warre:Your faithful service, and your toil in war; 1H6 III.iv.21
Yet neuer haue you tasted our Reward,Yet never have you tasted our reward 1H6 III.iv.22
Or beene reguerdon'd with so much as Thanks,Or been reguerdoned with so much as thanks,reguerdon (v.)
old form: reguerdon'd
recompense, reward, repay
1H6 III.iv.23
Because till now, we neuer saw your face.Because till now we never saw your face. 1H6 III.iv.24
Therefore stand vp, and for these good deserts,Therefore stand up, and for these good desertsdesert, desart (n.)worthy deed, meritorious action1H6 III.iv.25
We here create you Earle of Shrewsbury,We here create you Earl of Shrewsbury; 1H6 III.iv.26
And in our Coronation take your place.And in our coronation take your place. 1H6 III.iv.27
Senet. Flourish. Exeunt.Sennet. Flourish. Exeunt all but Vernon 1H6 III.iv.28.1
Manet Vernon and Basset.and Basset 1H6 III.iv.28.2
Vern. VERNON 
Now Sir, to you that were so hot at Sea,Now, sir, to you, that were so hot at sea,hot (adj.)hot-tempered, angry, passionate1H6 III.iv.28
Disgracing of these Colours that I weare,Disgracing of these colours that I weardisgrace (v.)insult, dishonour, deny respect [to]1H6 III.iv.29
colours (n.)emblems, badges
In honor of my Noble Lord of YorkeIn honour of my noble lord of York, 1H6 III.iv.30
Dar'st thou maintaine the former words thou spak'st?Darest thou maintain the former words thou spakest? 1H6 III.iv.31
Bass. BASSET 
Yes Sir, as well as you dare patronageYes, sir, as well as you dare patronagepatronage (v.)protect, uphold, defend1H6 III.iv.32
The enuious barking of your sawcie Tongue,The envious barking of your saucy tongueenvious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
1H6 III.iv.33
saucy (adj.)
old form: sawcie
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
Against my Lord the Duke of Somerset.Against my lord the Duke of Somerset. 1H6 III.iv.34
Vern. VERNON 
Sirrha,thy Lord I honour as he is.Sirrah, thy lord I honour as he is.as (conj.)for what1H6 III.iv.35
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
Bass. BASSET 
Why, what is he? as good a man as Yorke.Why, what is he? As good a man as York. 1H6 III.iv.36
Vern. VERNON 
Hearke ye: not so: in witnesse take ye that.Hark ye, not so. In witness take ye that. 1H6 III.iv.37
Strikes him.He strikes him 1H6 III.iv.38
Bass. BASSET 
Villaine, thou knowest The Law of Armes is such,Villain, thou knowest the law of arms is such 1H6 III.iv.38
That who so drawes a Sword, 'tis present death,That whoso draws a sword 'tis present death, 1H6 III.iv.39
Or else this Blow should broach thy dearest Bloud.Or else this blow should broach thy dearest blood.broach (v.)draw out, set flowing, cause to spurt out [by piercing]1H6 III.iv.40
But Ile vnto his Maiestie, and craue,But I'll unto his majesty and cravecrave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
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I may haue libertie to venge this Wrong,I may have liberty to venge this wrong,wrong (n.)insult, offence, slight1H6 III.iv.42
liberty (n.)
old form: libertie
permission, leave, consent
venge (v.)avenge, revenge
When thou shalt see, Ile meet thee to thy cost.When thou shalt see I'll meet thee to thy cost. 1H6 III.iv.43
Vern. VERNON 
Well miscreant, Ile be there as soone as you,Well, miscreant, I'll be there as soon as you,miscreant (n.)villain, wretch, rascal1H6 III.iv.44
And after meete you, sooner then you would.And after meet you sooner than you would. 1H6 III.iv.45
Exeunt.Exeunt 1H6 III.iv.45
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