Henry VI Part 1
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Enter Talbot and his Sonne.Enter Talbot and his son 1H6 IV.v.1
Tal. TALBOT 
O yong Iohn Talbot, I did send for theeO young John Talbot, I did send for thee 1H6 IV.v.1
To tutor thee in stratagems of Warre,To tutor thee in stratagems of war, 1H6 IV.v.2
That Talbots name might be in thee reuiu'd,That Talbot's name might be in thee revived 1H6 IV.v.3
When saplesse Age, and weake vnable limbesWhen sapless age and weak unable limbssapless (adj.)
old form: saplesse
feeble, sluggish, lacking vigour
1H6 IV.v.4
unable (adj.)
old form: vnable
weak, feeble, impotent
Should bring thy Father to his drooping Chaire.Should bring thy father to his drooping chair.drooping (adj.)failing, decaying, faltering1H6 IV.v.5
But O malignant and ill-boading Starres,But, O, malignant and ill-boding stars!ill-boding (adj.)
old form: ill-boading
inauspicious, predicting evil, prophesying doom
1H6 IV.v.6
Now thou art come vnto a Feast of death,Now thou art come unto a feast of death, 1H6 IV.v.7
A terrible and vnauoyded danger:A terrible and unavoided danger.unavoided (adj.)
old form: vnauoyded
unavoidable, inevitable, inescapable
1H6 IV.v.8
Therefore deere Boy, mount on my swiftest horse,Therefore, dear boy, mount on my swiftest horse, 1H6 IV.v.9
And Ile direct thee how thou shalt escapeAnd I'll direct thee how thou shalt escape 1H6 IV.v.10
By sodaine flight. Come, dally not, be gone.By sudden flight. Come, dally not, be gone.sudden (adj.)
old form: sodaine
swift, rapid, prompt
1H6 IV.v.11
Iohn. JOHN 
Is my name Talbot? and am I your Sonne?Is my name Talbot, and am I your son? 1H6 IV.v.12
And shall I flye? O, if you loue my Mother,And shall I fly? O, if you love my mother, 1H6 IV.v.13
Dishonor not her Honorable Name,Dishonour not her honourable name 1H6 IV.v.14
To make a Bastard, and a Slaue of me:To make a bastard and a slave of me. 1H6 IV.v.15
The World will say, he is not Talbots blood,The world will say he is not Talbot's blood 1H6 IV.v.16
That basely fled, when Noble Talbot stood.That basely fled when noble Talbot stood.basely (adv.)dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously1H6 IV.v.17
stand (v.)make a stand [against], fight, resist
Talb. TALBOT 
Flye, to reuenge my death, if I be slaine.Fly, to revenge my death if I be slain. 1H6 IV.v.18
Iohn. JOHN 
He that flyes so, will ne're returne againe.He that flies so will ne'er return again. 1H6 IV.v.19
Talb. TALBOT 
If we both stay, we both are sure to dye.If we both stay, we both are sure to die. 1H6 IV.v.20
Iohn. JOHN 
Then let me stay, and Father doe you flye:Then let me stay, and, father, do you fly. 1H6 IV.v.21
Your losse is great, so your regard should be;Your loss is great, so your regard should be;regard (n.)consideration, concern, thought, heed1H6 IV.v.22
My worth vnknowne, no losse is knowne in me.My worth unknown, no loss is known in me. 1H6 IV.v.23
Vpon my death, the French can little boast;Upon my death the French can little boast; 1H6 IV.v.24
In yours they will, in you all hopes are lost.In yours they will; in you all hopes are lost. 1H6 IV.v.25
Flight cannot stayne the Honor you haue wonne,Flight cannot stain the honour you have won; 1H6 IV.v.26
But mine it will, that no Exploit haue done.But mine it will, that no exploit have done. 1H6 IV.v.27
You fled for Vantage, euery one will sweare:You fled for vantage, everyone will swear;vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority1H6 IV.v.28
But if I bow, they'le say it was for feare.But if I bow, they'll say it was for fear.bow (v.)retreat, yield, turn away1H6 IV.v.29
There is no hope that euer I will stay,There is no hope that ever I will stay 1H6 IV.v.30
If the first howre I shrinke and run away:If the first hour I shrink and run away.shrink (v.)
old form: shrinke
yield, withdraw, give way
1H6 IV.v.31
Here on my knee I begge Mortalitie,Here on my knee I beg mortalitymortality (n.)
old form: Mortalitie
death
1H6 IV.v.32
Rather then Life, preseru'd with Infamie.Rather than life preserved with infamy. 1H6 IV.v.33
Talb. TALBOT 
Shall all thy Mothers hopes lye in one Tombe?Shall all thy mother's hopes lie in one tomb? 1H6 IV.v.34
Iohn. JOHN 
I, rather then Ile shame my Mothers Wombe.Ay, rather than I'll shame my mother's womb. 1H6 IV.v.35
Talb. TALBOT 
Vpon my Blessing I command thee goe.Upon my blessing I command thee go. 1H6 IV.v.36
Iohn. JOHN 
To fight I will, but not to flye the Foe.To fight I will, but not to fly the foe. 1H6 IV.v.37
Talb. TALBOT 
Part of thy Father may be sau'd in thee.Part of thy father may be saved in thee. 1H6 IV.v.38
Iohn. JOHN 
No part of him, but will be shame in mee.No part of him but will be shame in me. 1H6 IV.v.39
Talb. TALBOT 
Thou neuer hadst Renowne, nor canst not lose it.Thou never hadst renown, nor canst not lose it. 1H6 IV.v.40
Iohn. JOHN 
Yes, your renowned Name: shall flight abuse it?Yes, your renowned name; shall flight abuse it?abuse (v.)demean, do wrong to, dishonour1H6 IV.v.41
Talb.TALBOT 
Thy Fathers charge shal cleare thee from yt staine.Thy father's charge shall clear thee from that stain.charge (n.)command, order, injunction, instruction1H6 IV.v.42
Iohn. JOHN 
You cannot witnesse for me, being slaine.You cannot witness for me being slain. 1H6 IV.v.43
If Death be so apparant, then both flye.If death be so apparent, then both fly.apparent (adj.)
old form: apparant
certain, inevitable, evident
1H6 IV.v.44
Talb. TALBOT 
And leaue my followers here to fight and dye?And leave my followers here to fight and die? 1H6 IV.v.45
My Age was neuer tainted with such shame.My age was never tainted with such shame.age (n.)whole life, lifetime, days1H6 IV.v.46
taint (v.)sully, infect, stain
Iohn. JOHN 
And shall my Youth be guiltie of such blame?And shall my youth be guilty of such blame? 1H6 IV.v.47
No more can I be seuered from your side,No more can I be severed from your side 1H6 IV.v.48
Then can your selfe, your selfe in twaine diuide:Than can yourself yourself in twain divide. 1H6 IV.v.49
Stay, goe, doe what you will,the like doe I;Stay, go, do what you will – the like do I;like, thethe same1H6 IV.v.50
For liue I will not, if my Father dye.For live I will not if my father die. 1H6 IV.v.51
Talb. TALBOT 
Then here I take my leaue of thee, faire Sonne,Then here I take my leave of thee, fair son, 1H6 IV.v.52
Borne to eclipse thy Life this afternoone:Born to eclipse thy life this afternoon. 1H6 IV.v.53
Come, side by side, together liue and dye,Come, side by side together live and die, 1H6 IV.v.54
And Soule with Soule from France to Heauen flye. And soul with soul from France to heaven fly. 1H6 IV.v.55
Exit.Exeunt 1H6 IV.v.55
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