Henry VI Part 3
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Flourish. Enter Lewis the French King, his Sister Flourish. Enter Lewis the French King, his sister 3H6 III.iii.1.1
Bona, his Admirall, call'd Bourbon: Prince Edward,Bona, his admiral, called Bourbon; Prince Edward, 3H6 III.iii.1.2
Queene Margaret, and the Earle of Oxford. Lewis sits, Queen Margaret, and the Earl of Oxford. Lewis sits 3H6 III.iii.1.3
and riseth vp againe.and riseth up again 3H6 III.iii.1.4
Lewis. LEWIS 
Faire Queene of England, worthy Margaret,Fair Queen of England, worthy Margaret, 3H6 III.iii.1
Sit downe with vs: it ill befits thy State,Sit down with us; it ill befits thy statestate (n.)status, rank, position3H6 III.iii.2
And Birth, that thou should'st stand, while Lewis doth sit.And birth that thou shouldst stand while Lewis doth sit. 3H6 III.iii.3
Marg. QUEEN 
No, mightie King of France: now MargaretNo, mighty King of France; now Margaret 3H6 III.iii.4
Must strike her sayle, and learne a while to serue,Must strike her sail and learn awhile to servestrike (v.)[of sails] lower, take down [especially before a mightier vessel]3H6 III.iii.5
Where Kings command. I was (I must confesse)Where kings command. I was, I must confess, 3H6 III.iii.6
Great Albions Queene, in former Golden dayes:Great Albion's Queen in former golden days;Albion (n.)poetic name for England or Britain3H6 III.iii.7
But now mischance hath trod my Title downe,But now mischance hath trod my title down,mischance (n.)misfortune, calamity, mishap3H6 III.iii.8
And with dis-honor layd me on the ground,And with dishonour laid me on the ground; 3H6 III.iii.9
Where I must take like Seat vnto my fortune,Where I must take like seat unto my fortuneseat (n.)position, place, status3H6 III.iii.10
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
And to my humble Seat conforme my selfe.And to my humble seat conform myself. 3H6 III.iii.11
Lewis. LEWIS 
Why say, faire Queene, whence springs this deepe despaire?Why, say, fair Queen, whence springs this deep despair? 3H6 III.iii.12
Marg. QUEEN 
From such a cause, as fills mine eyes with teares,From such a cause as fills mine eyes with tears 3H6 III.iii.13
And stops my tongue, while heart is drown'd in cares.And stops my tongue, while heart is drowned in cares. 3H6 III.iii.14
Lewis. LEWIS 
What ere it be, be thou still like thy selfe,Whate'er it be, be thou still like thyself,still (adv.)ever, now [as before]3H6 III.iii.15
And sit thee by our side. And sit thee by our side. 3H6 III.iii.16.1
Seats her by him.He seats her by him 3H6 III.iii.16
Yeeld not thy neckeYield not thy neck 3H6 III.iii.16.2
to Fortunes yoake, / But let thy dauntlesse minde To Fortune's yoke, but let thy dauntless mindFortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind3H6 III.iii.17
still ride in triumph, / Ouer all mischance.Still ride in triumph over all mischance.mischance (n.)misfortune, calamity, mishap3H6 III.iii.18
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
Be plaine, Queene Margaret, and tell thy griefe,Be plain, Queen Margaret, and tell thy grief;grief (n.)
old form: griefe
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
3H6 III.iii.19
It shall be eas'd, if France can yeeld reliefe.It shall be eased, if France can yield relief. 3H6 III.iii.20
Marg. QUEEN 
Those gracious words / Reuiue my drooping thoughts,Those gracious words revive my drooping thoughts 3H6 III.iii.21
And giue my tongue-ty'd sorrowes leaue to speake.And give my tongue-tied sorrows leave to speak. 3H6 III.iii.22
Now therefore be it knowne to Noble Lewis,Now, therefore, be it known to noble Lewis 3H6 III.iii.23
That Henry, sole possessor of my Loue,That Henry, sole possessor of my love, 3H6 III.iii.24
Is, of a King, become a banisht man,Is of a king become a banished man, 3H6 III.iii.25
And forc'd to liue in Scotland a Forlorne;And forced to live in Scotland a forlorn;forlorn (n.)
old form: Forlorne
outcast, refugee, forsaken person
3H6 III.iii.26
While prowd ambitious Edward, Duke of Yorke,While proud ambitious Edward Duke of York 3H6 III.iii.27
Vsurpes the Regall Title, and the SeatUsurps the regal title and the seatseat (n.)throne3H6 III.iii.28
Of Englands true anoynted lawfull King.Of England's true-anointed lawful King. 3H6 III.iii.29
This is the cause that I, poore Margaret,This is the cause that I, poor Margaret, 3H6 III.iii.30
With this my Sonne, Prince Edward, Henries Heire,With this my son, Prince Edward, Henry's heir, 3H6 III.iii.31
Am come to craue thy iust and lawfull ayde:Am come to crave thy just and lawful aid;crave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
3H6 III.iii.32
And if thou faile vs, all our hope is done.And if thou fail us, all our hope is done. 3H6 III.iii.33
Scotland hath will to helpe, but cannot helpe:Scotland hath will to help, but cannot help; 3H6 III.iii.34
Our People, and our Peeres, are both mis-led,Our people and our peers are both misled, 3H6 III.iii.35
Our Treasure seiz'd, our Souldiors put to flight,Our treasure seized, our soldiers put to flight, 3H6 III.iii.36
And (as thou seest) our selues in heauie plight.And, as thou seest, ourselves in heavy plight.heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
3H6 III.iii.37
Lewis. LEWIS 
Renowned Queene, / With patience calme the Storme,Renowned Queen, with patience calm the storm, 3H6 III.iii.38
While we bethinke a meanes to breake it off.While we bethink a means to break it off.break off (v.)
old form: breake
bring to an end, relieve
3H6 III.iii.39
bethink (v.), past form bethought
old form: bethinke
devise, plan, think up
Marg. QUEEN 
The more wee stay, the stronger growes our Foe.The more we stay, the stronger grows our foe.stay (v.)linger, tarry, delay3H6 III.iii.40
Lewis. LEWIS 
The more I stay, the more Ile succour thee.The more I stay, the more I'll succour thee. 3H6 III.iii.41
Marg. QUEEN 
O, but impatience waiteth on true sorrow.O, but impatience waiteth on true sorrow.wait on / upon (v.)accompany, attend3H6 III.iii.42
And see where comes the breeder of my sorrow.And see where comes the breeder of my sorrow!breeder (n.)father, source, originator, author3H6 III.iii.43
Enter Warwicke.Enter Warwick 3H6 III.iii.44
Lewis. LEWIS 
What's hee approacheth boldly to our presence? What's he approacheth boldly to our presence? 3H6 III.iii.44
Marg. QUEEN 
Our Earle of Warwicke, Edwards greatest Friend.Our Earl of Warwick, Edward's greatest friend. 3H6 III.iii.45
Lewis. LEWIS 
Welcome braue Warwicke, what brings thee to France? Welcome, brave Warwick. What brings thee to France? 3H6 III.iii.46
Hee descends. Shee ariseth.He descends. She ariseth 3H6 III.iii.47
Marg. QUEEN 
I now begins a second Storme to rise,Ay, now begins a second storm to rise, 3H6 III.iii.47
For this is hee that moues both Winde and Tyde.For this is he that moves both wind and tide. 3H6 III.iii.48
Warw. WARWICK 
From worthy Edward, King of Albion,From worthy Edward, King of Albion, 3H6 III.iii.49
My Lord and Soueraigne, and thy vowed Friend,My lord and sovereign, and thy vowed friend, 3H6 III.iii.50
I come (in Kindnesse, and vnfayned Loue)I come, in kindness and unfeigned love, 3H6 III.iii.51
First, to doe greetings to thy Royall Person,First, to do greetings to thy royal person; 3H6 III.iii.52
And then to craue a League of Amitie:And then to crave a league of amity;crave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
3H6 III.iii.53
And lastly, to confirme that AmitieAnd lastly to confirm that amity 3H6 III.iii.54
With Nuptiall Knot, if thou vouchsafe to grauntWith nuptial knot, if thou vouchsafe to grant 3H6 III.iii.55
That vertuous Lady Bona, thy faire Sister,That virtuous Lady Bona, thy fair sister, 3H6 III.iii.56
To Englands King, in lawfull Marriage.To England's King in lawful marriage. 3H6 III.iii.57
Marg. QUEEN  
(aside)go forward (v.)
old form: goe
go ahead, take place, come to pass
3H6 III.iii.58
If that goe forward, Henries hope is done.If that go forward, Henry's hope is done. 3H6 III.iii.58
Warw. WARWICK  
Speaking to Bona. (to Bona) 3H6 III.iii.59
And gracious Madame, / In our Kings behalfe,And, gracious madam, in our king's behalf, 3H6 III.iii.59
I am commanded, with your leaue and fauor,I am commanded, with your leave and favour, 3H6 III.iii.60
Humbly to kisse your Hand, and with my TongueHumbly to kiss your hand, and with my tongue 3H6 III.iii.61
To tell the passion of my Soueraignes Heart;To tell the passion of my sovereign's heart; 3H6 III.iii.62
Where Fame, late entring at his heedfull Eares,Where fame, late entering at his heedful ears,late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before3H6 III.iii.63
heedful (adj.)
old form: heedfull
attentive, receptive, alert
fame (n.)report, account, description
Hath plac'd thy Beauties Image, and thy Vertue.Hath placed thy beauty's image and thy virtue. 3H6 III.iii.64
Marg. QUEEN 
King Lewis, and Lady Bona, heare me speake,King Lewis and Lady Bona, hear me speak, 3H6 III.iii.65
Before you answer Warwicke. His demandBefore you answer Warwick. His demand 3H6 III.iii.66
Springs not from Edwards well-meant honest Loue,Springs not from Edward's well-meant honest love, 3H6 III.iii.67
But from Deceit, bred by Necessitie:But from deceit bred by necessity; 3H6 III.iii.68
For how can Tyrants safely gouerne home,For how can tyrants safely govern home,tyrant (n.)usurper3H6 III.iii.69
Vnlesse abroad they purchase great allyance?Unless abroad they purchase great alliance?purchase (v.)acquire, obtain, win3H6 III.iii.70
To proue him Tyrant, this reason may suffice,To prove him tyrant this reason may suffice, 3H6 III.iii.71
That Henry liueth still: but were hee dead,That Henry liveth still; but were he dead, 3H6 III.iii.72
Yet here Prince Edward stands, King Henries Sonne.Yet here Prince Edward stands, King Henry's son. 3H6 III.iii.73
Looke therefore Lewis, that by this League and MariageLook, therefore, Lewis, that by this league and marriage 3H6 III.iii.74
Thou draw not on thy Danger, and Dis-honor:Thou draw not on thy danger and dishonour;draw on (v.)draw down, bring about3H6 III.iii.75
For though Vsurpers sway the rule a while,For though usurpers sway the rule awhile,sway (v.)control, rule, direct, govern3H6 III.iii.76
rule (n.)government, country, state
Yet Heau'ns are iust, and Time suppresseth Wrongs.Yet heavens are just, and time suppresseth wrongs. 3H6 III.iii.77
Warw. WARWICK 
Iniurious Margaret.Injurious Margaret!injurious (adj.)
old form: Iniurious
insulting, slanderous, offensive
3H6 III.iii.78.1
Edw. PRINCE 
And why not Queene?And why not ‘ Queen?’ 3H6 III.iii.78.2
Warw. WARWICK 
Because thy Father Henry did vsurpe,Because thy father Henry did usurp; 3H6 III.iii.79
And thou no more art Prince, then shee is Queene.And thou no more art prince than she is queen. 3H6 III.iii.80
Oxf. OXFORD 
Then Warwicke disanulls great Iohn of Gaunt,Then Warwick disannuls great John of Gaunt,disannul (v.)
old form: disanulls
make null and void, bring to nothing
3H6 III.iii.81
Which did subdue the greatest part of Spaine;Which did subdue the greatest part of Spain; 3H6 III.iii.82
And after Iohn of Gaunt, Henry the Fourth,And, after John of Gaunt, Henry the Fourth, 3H6 III.iii.83
Whose Wisdome was a Mirror to the wisest:Whose wisdom was a mirror to the wisest;mirror (n.)supreme example, paragon, model of excellence3H6 III.iii.84
And after that wise Prince, Henry the Fift,And, after that wise prince, Henry the Fifth, 3H6 III.iii.85
Who by his Prowesse conquered all France:Who by his prowess conquered all France –  3H6 III.iii.86
From these, our Henry lineally descends.From these our Henry lineally descends. 3H6 III.iii.87
Warw. WARWICK 
Oxford, how haps it in this smooth discourse,Oxford, how haps it in this smooth discoursehap (v.)happen, take place, come to pass3H6 III.iii.88
You told not, how Henry the Sixt hath lostYou told not how Henry the Sixth hath lost 3H6 III.iii.89
All that, which Henry the Fift had gotten:All that which Henry the Fifth had gotten? 3H6 III.iii.90
Me thinkes these Peeres of France should smile at that.Methinks these peers of France should smile at that.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
3H6 III.iii.91
But for the rest: you tell a PedigreeBut for the rest, you tell a pedigreetell (v.)spell out, narrate, recount3H6 III.iii.92
Of threescore and two yeeres, a silly timeOf threescore and two years – a silly timesilly (adj.)trifling, trivial, scanty3H6 III.iii.93
To make prescription for a Kingdomes worth.To make prescription for a kingdom's worth.prescription (n.)legal claim founded on long use3H6 III.iii.94
Oxf. OXFORD 
Why Warwicke, canst thou speak against thy Liege,Why, Warwick, canst thou speak against thy liege,liege (n.)lord, sovereign3H6 III.iii.95
Whom thou obeyd'st thirtie and six yeeres,Whom thou obeyed'st thirty and six years, 3H6 III.iii.96
And not bewray thy Treason with a Blush?And not bewray thy treason with a blush?bewray (v.)betray, reveal, expose3H6 III.iii.97
Warw. WARWICK 
Can Oxford, that did euer fence the right,Can Oxford, that did ever fence the right,fence (n.)protect, shield, defend3H6 III.iii.98
Now buckler Falsehood with a Pedigree?Now buckler falsehood with a pedigree?buckler (v.)shield, protect, defend3H6 III.iii.99
For shame leaue Henry, and call Edward King.For shame! Leave Henry, and call Edward king. 3H6 III.iii.100
Oxf. OXFORD 
Call him my King, by whose iniurious doomeCall him my king by whose injurious doomdoom (n.)
old form: doome
judgement, sentence, decision
3H6 III.iii.101
injurious (adj.)
old form: iniurious
causing injury, harmful, offending, unjust
My elder Brother, the Lord Aubrey VereMy elder brother, the Lord Aubrey Vere, 3H6 III.iii.102
Was done to death? and more then so, my Father,Was done to death? And more than so, my father, 3H6 III.iii.103
Euen in the downe-fall of his mellow'd yeeres,Even in the downfall of his mellowed years,downfall, down-fall (n.)
old form: downe-fall
later stages, declining, passing away
3H6 III.iii.104
mellowed (adj.)
old form: mellow'd
mature, advancing
When Nature brought him to the doore of Death?When nature brought him to the door of death? 3H6 III.iii.105
No Warwicke, no: while Life vpholds this Arme,No, Warwick, no; while life upholds this arm, 3H6 III.iii.106
This Arme vpholds the House of Lancaster.This arm upholds the house of Lancaster. 3H6 III.iii.107
Warw. WARWICK 
And I the House of Yorke.And I the house of York. 3H6 III.iii.108
Lewis. LEWIS 
Queene Margaret, Prince Edward, and Oxford,Queen Margaret, Prince Edward, and Oxford, 3H6 III.iii.109
Vouchsafe at our request, to stand aside,Vouchsafe, at our request, to stand aside 3H6 III.iii.110
While I vse further conference with Warwicke.While I use further conference with Warwick.conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourse3H6 III.iii.111
They stand aloofe.They stand aloofaloof (adv.)
old form: aloofe
a short distance away, to one side
3H6 III.iii.112
Marg. QUEEN  
(aside) 3H6 III.iii.112
Heauens graunt, that Warwickes wordes bewitch him not.Heavens grant that Warwick's words bewitch him not! 3H6 III.iii.112
Lew. LEWIS 
Now Warwicke, tell me euen vpon thy conscienceNow, Warwick, tell me even upon thy conscience, 3H6 III.iii.113
Is Edward your true King? for I were lothIs Edward your true king? For I were loath 3H6 III.iii.114
To linke with him, that were not lawfull chosen.To link with him that were not lawful chosen. 3H6 III.iii.115
Warw. WARWICK 
Thereon I pawne my Credit, and mine Honor. Thereon I pawn my credit and mine honour.credit (n.)reputation, name, standing, honour3H6 III.iii.116
pawn (v.)
old form: pawne
stake, pledge, risk
Lewis. LEWIS 
But is hee gracious in the Peoples eye?But is he gracious in the people's eye?gracious (adj.)in favour, enjoying grace, esteemed3H6 III.iii.117
Warw. WARWICK 
The more, that Henry was vnfortunate.The more that Henry was unfortunate. 3H6 III.iii.118
Lewis. LEWIS 
Then further: all dissembling set aside,Then further, all dissembling set aside,dissembling (n.)pretence, deceit, dissimulation3H6 III.iii.119
Tell me for truth, the measure of his LoueTell me for truth the measure of his lovemeasure (n.)extent, size, amount, quantity, mass3H6 III.iii.120
truth, fortruly, honestly
Vnto our Sister Bona.Unto our sister Bona. 3H6 III.iii.121.1
War. WARWICK 
Such it seemes,Such it seems 3H6 III.iii.121.2
As may beseeme a Monarch like himselfe.As may beseem a monarch like himself.beseem (v.)
old form: beseeme
befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
3H6 III.iii.122
My selfe haue often heard him say, and sweare,Myself have often heard him say and swear 3H6 III.iii.123
That this his Loue was an externall Plant,That this his love was an eternal plant,eternal (adj.)
old form: externall
immortal, everlasting
3H6 III.iii.124
Whereof the Root was fixt in Vertues ground,Whereof the root was fixed in virtue's ground, 3H6 III.iii.125
The Leaues and Fruit maintain'd with Beauties Sunne,The leaves and fruit maintained with beauty's sun, 3H6 III.iii.126
Exempt from Enuy, but not from Disdaine,Exempt from envy, but not from disdain,disdain (n.)
old form: Disdaine
vexation, frustration, wounded feeling
3H6 III.iii.127
envy (n.)
old form: Enuy
malice, ill-will, enmity
exempt (adj.)removed, cut off, excluded, debarred
Vnlesse the Lady Bona quit his paine.Unless the Lady Bona quit his pain.quit (v.)rid, free, relieve3H6 III.iii.128
Lewis. LEWIS 
Now Sister, let vs heare your firme resolue.Now, sister, let us hear your firm resolve.resolve (n.)
old form: resolue
decision, resolution, conclusion
3H6 III.iii.129
Bona. BONA 
Your graunt, or your denyall, shall be mine.Your grant, or your denial, shall be mine;grant (n.)
old form: graunt
consent, permission, approval
3H6 III.iii.130
Speaks to War.(to Warwick) 3H6 III.iii.131
Yet I confesse, that often ere this day, Yet I confess that often ere this day, 3H6 III.iii.131
When I haue heard your Kings desert recounted,When I have heard your king's desert recounted,desert, desart (n.)worthy deed, meritorious action3H6 III.iii.132
Mine eare hath tempted iudgement to desire.Mine ear hath tempted judgement to desire. 3H6 III.iii.133
Lewis. LEWIS 
Then Warwicke, thus: / Our Sister shall be Edwards.Then, Warwick, thus: our sister shall be Edward's; 3H6 III.iii.134
And now forthwith shall Articles be drawne,And now forthwith shall articles be drawnarticle (n.)clause, term, provision3H6 III.iii.135
Touching the Ioynture that your King must make,Touching the jointure that your king must make,touch (v.)affect, concern, regard, relate to3H6 III.iii.136
jointure (n.)
old form: Ioynture
marriage settlement, part of a husband's estate due to his widow
Which with her Dowrie shall be counter-poys'd:Which with her dowry shall be counterpoised.counterpoise (v.)
old form: counter-poys'd
equal, match, rival
3H6 III.iii.137
Draw neere, Queene Margaret, and be a witnesse,Draw near, Queen Margaret, and be a witness 3H6 III.iii.138
That Bona shall be Wife to the English King.That Bona shall be wife to the English king. 3H6 III.iii.139
Pr.Edw. PRINCE 
To Edward, but not to the English King.To Edward, but not to the English king. 3H6 III.iii.140
Marg. QUEEN 
Deceitfull Warwicke, it was thy deuice,Deceitful Warwick! It was thy devicedevice (n.)
old form: deuice
plot, stratagem, trick
3H6 III.iii.141
By this alliance to make void my suit:By this alliance to make void my suit;suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition3H6 III.iii.142
Before thy comming, Lewis was Henries friend.Before thy coming Lewis was Henry's friend. 3H6 III.iii.143
Lewis. LEWIS 
And still is friend to him, and Margaret.And still is friend to him and Margaret;still (adv.)ever, now [as before]3H6 III.iii.144
But if your Title to the Crowne be weake,But if your title to the crown be weak,title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement3H6 III.iii.145
As may appeare by Edwards good successe:As may appear by Edward's good success,success (n.)
old form: successe
result, outcome, issue
3H6 III.iii.146
Then 'tis but reason, that I be releas'dThen 'tis but reason that I be released 3H6 III.iii.147
From giuing ayde, which late I promised.From giving aid which late I promised. 3H6 III.iii.148
Yet shall you haue all kindnesse at my hand,Yet shall you have all kindness at my hand 3H6 III.iii.149
That your Estate requires, and mine can yeeld.That your estate requires and mine can yield.estate (n.)high rank, standing, status3H6 III.iii.150
Warw. WARWICK 
Henry now liues in Scotland, at his ease;Henry now lives in Scotland at his ease,ease, at one'sin comfort, free from cares3H6 III.iii.151
Where hauing nothing, nothing can he lose.Where having nothing, nothing can he lose. 3H6 III.iii.152
And as for you your selfe (our quondam Queene)And as for you yourself, our quondam queen,quondam (adj.)former, erstwhile, previous3H6 III.iii.153
You haue a Father able to maintaine you,You have a father able to maintain you, 3H6 III.iii.154
And better 'twere, you troubled him, then France.And better 'twere you troubled him than France. 3H6 III.iii.155
Mar. QUEEN 
Peace impudent, and shamelesse Warwicke,Peace, impudent and shameless Warwick, peace, 3H6 III.iii.156
Proud setter vp, and puller downe of Kings,Proud setter-up and puller-down of kings! 3H6 III.iii.157
I will not hence, till with my Talke and TearesI will not hence till, with my talk and tears, 3H6 III.iii.158
(Both full of Truth) I make King Lewis beholdBoth full of truth, I make King Lewis behold 3H6 III.iii.159
Thy slye conueyance, and thy Lords false loue,Thy sly conveyance and thy lord's false love;conveyance (n.)
old form: conueyance
trickery, cunning, artifice
3H6 III.iii.160
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
For both of you are Birds of selfe-same Feather.For both of you are birds of self-same feather. 3H6 III.iii.161
Post blowing a horne Within.Post blowing a horn withinpost (n.)express messenger, courier3H6 III.iii.162
post (n.)express messenger, courier
Lewes. LEWIS 
Warwicke, this is some poste to vs, or thee.Warwick, this is some post to us or thee. 3H6 III.iii.162
Enter the Poste.Enter the Post 3H6 III.iii.163
Post. POST  
Speakes to Warwick, (to Warwick) 3H6 III.iii.163
My Lord Ambassador, / These Letters are for you. My lord ambassador, these letters are for you, 3H6 III.iii.163
Sent from your Brother Marquesse Montague.Sent from your brother, Marquess Montague: 3H6 III.iii.164
To Lewis.(to Lewis) 3H6 III.iii.165
These from our King, vnto your Maiesty. These from our King unto your majesty: 3H6 III.iii.165
To Margaret(to Queen) 3H6 III.iii.166
And Madam, these for you: / From whom, I know not.And, madam, these for you, from whom I know not. 3H6 III.iii.166
They all reade their Letters.They all read their letters 3H6 III.iii.167
Oxf. OXFORD 
I like it well, that our faire Queene and MistrisI like it well that our fair Queen and mistress 3H6 III.iii.167
Smiles at her newes, while Warwicke frownes at his.Smiles at her news, while Warwick frowns at his. 3H6 III.iii.168
Prince Ed. PRINCE 
Nay marke how Lewis stampes as he were netled.Nay, mark how Lewis stamps as he were nettled;mark (v.)
old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
3H6 III.iii.169
I hope, all's for the best.I hope all's for the best. 3H6 III.iii.170
Lew. LEWIS 
Warwicke, what are thy Newes? / And yours, faire Queene.Warwick, what are thy news? And yours, fair Queen? 3H6 III.iii.171
Mar. QUEEN 
Mine such, as fill my heart with vnhop'd ioyes.Mine, such as fill my heart with unhoped joys.unhoped (adj.)
old form: vnhop'd
unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated
3H6 III.iii.172
War. WARWICK 
Mine full of sorrow, and hearts discontent.Mine, full of sorrow and heart's discontent. 3H6 III.iii.173
Lew. LEWIS 
What? has your King married the Lady Grey?What! Has your king married the Lady Grey? 3H6 III.iii.174
And now to sooth your Forgery, and his,And now, to soothe your forgery and his,soothe (v.)
old form: sooth
gloss over, smooth over
3H6 III.iii.175
forgery (n.)deceit, deception, lying
Sends me a Paper to perswade me Patience?Sends me a paper to persuade me patience?persuade (v.)
old form: perswade
urge, entreat, beseech
3H6 III.iii.176
Is this th' Alliance that he seekes with France?Is this th' alliance that he seeks with France? 3H6 III.iii.177
Dare he presume to scorne vs in this manner?Dare he presume to scorn us in this manner? 3H6 III.iii.178
Mar. QUEEN 
I told your Maiesty as much before:I told your majesty as much before: 3H6 III.iii.179
This proueth Edwards Loue, and Warwickes honesty.This proveth Edward's love and Warwick's honesty!prove (v.)
old form: proueth
demonstrate, establish, show to be true
3H6 III.iii.180
War. WARWICK 
King Lewis, I heere protest in sight of heauen,King Lewis, I here protest in sight of heaven, 3H6 III.iii.181
And by the hope I haue of heauenly blisse,And by the hope I have of heavenly bliss, 3H6 III.iii.182
That I am cleere from this misdeed of Edwards;That I am clear from this misdeed of Edward's,clear (adj.)
old form: cleere
innocent, blameless, free from fault, not guilty
3H6 III.iii.183
No more my King, for he dishonors me,No more my king, for he dishonours me, 3H6 III.iii.184
But most himselfe, if he could see his shame.But most himself, if he could see his shame. 3H6 III.iii.185
Did I forget, that by the House of YorkeDid I forget that by the house of York 3H6 III.iii.186
My Father came vntimely to his death?My father came untimely to his death?untimely (adv.)
old form: vntimely
prematurely, too soon, before due time
3H6 III.iii.187
Did I let passe th' abuse done to my Neece?Did I let pass th' abuse done to my niece?abuse (n.)offence, wrong, insult, transgression3H6 III.iii.188
Did I impale him with the Regall Crowne?Did I impale him with the regal crown?impale, empale (v.)encircle, enclose, ring3H6 III.iii.189
Did I put Henry from his Natiue Right?Did I put Henry from his native right?native (adj.)
old form: Natiue
by reason of birth
3H6 III.iii.190
right (n.)just claim, rights, title
And am I guerdon'd at the last, with Shame?And am I guerdoned at the last with shame?guerdon (v.)
old form: guerdon'd
reward, recompense
3H6 III.iii.191
Shame on himselfe, for my Desert is Honor.Shame on himself! For my desert is honour;desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, right3H6 III.iii.192
And to repaire my Honor lost for him,And to repair my honour lost for him,repair (v.)
old form: repaire
restore, renew, revive
3H6 III.iii.193
I heere renounce him, and returne to Henry.I here renounce him and return to Henry. 3H6 III.iii.194
My Noble Queene, let former grudges passe,My noble Queen, let former grudges pass, 3H6 III.iii.195
And henceforth, I am thy true Seruitour:And henceforth I am thy true servitor.true (adj.)loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance3H6 III.iii.196
servitor (n.)
old form: Seruitour
servant
I will reuenge his wrong to Lady Bona,I will revenge his wrong to Lady Bona 3H6 III.iii.197
And replant Henry in his former state.And replant Henry in his former state.state (n.)status, rank, position3H6 III.iii.198
Mar. QUEEN 
Warwicke, / These words haue turn'd my Hate, to Loue,Warwick, these words have turned my hate to love; 3H6 III.iii.199
And I forgiue, and quite forget old faults,And I forgive and quite forget old faults,fault (n.)sin, offence, crime3H6 III.iii.200
And ioy that thou becom'st King Henries Friend.And joy that thou becomest King Henry's friend. 3H6 III.iii.201
War. WARWICK 
So much his Friend, I, his vnfained Friend,So much his friend, ay, his unfeigned friend, 3H6 III.iii.202
That if King Lewis vouchsafe to furnish vsThat if King Lewis vouchsafe to furnish us 3H6 III.iii.203
With some few Bands of chosen Soldiours,With some few bands of chosen soldiers, 3H6 III.iii.204
Ile vndertake to Land them on our Coast,I'll undertake to land them on our coast 3H6 III.iii.205
And force the Tyrant from his seat by Warre.And force the tyrant from his seat by war.seat (n.)throne3H6 III.iii.206
tyrant (n.)usurper
'Tis not his new-made Bride shall succour him.'Tis not his new-made bride shall succour him; 3H6 III.iii.207
And as for Clarence, as my Letters tell me,And as for Clarence, as my letters tell me, 3H6 III.iii.208
Hee's very likely now to fall from him,He's very likely now to fall from himfall from (v.)desert, forsake, renounce3H6 III.iii.209
For matching more for wanton Lust, then Honor,For matching more for wanton lust than honour,match (v.)join in marriage, make a match3H6 III.iii.210
wanton (adj.)lascivious, lewd, obscene
Or then for strength and safety of our Country.Or than for strength and safety of our country. 3H6 III.iii.211
Bona. BONA 
Deere Brother, how shall Bona be reueng'd,Dear brother, how shall Bona be revenged 3H6 III.iii.212
But by thy helpe to this distressed Queene?But by thy help to this distressed Queen? 3H6 III.iii.213
Mar. QUEEN 
Renowned Prince, how shall Poore Henry liue,Renowned Prince, how shall poor Henry live 3H6 III.iii.214
Vnlesse thou rescue him from foule dispaire?Unless thou rescue him from foul despair? 3H6 III.iii.215
Bona. BONA 
My quarrel, and this English Queens, are one.My quarrel and this English Queen's are one. 3H6 III.iii.216
War. WARWICK 
And mine faire Lady Bona, ioynes with yours.And mine, fair Lady Bona, joins with yours. 3H6 III.iii.217
Lew. LEWIS 
And mine, with hers, and thine, and Margarets.And mine with hers, and thine, and Margaret's. 3H6 III.iii.218
Therefore, at last, I firmely am resolu'dTherefore at last I firmly am resolved: 3H6 III.iii.219
You shall haue ayde.You shall have aid. 3H6 III.iii.220
Mar. QUEEN 
Let me giue humble thankes for all, at once.Let me give humble thanks for all at once. 3H6 III.iii.221
Lew. LEWIS 
Then Englands Messenger, returne in Poste,Then, England's messenger, return in postpost, in
old form: Poste
in haste, at top speed
3H6 III.iii.222
And tell false Edward, thy supposed King,And tell false Edward, thy supposed king,false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious3H6 III.iii.223
That Lewis of France, is sending ouer MaskersThat Lewis of France is sending over masquers 3H6 III.iii.224
To reuell it with him, and his new Bride.To revel it with him and his new bride; 3H6 III.iii.225
Thou seest what's past, go feare thy King withall.Thou seest what's passed, go fear thy king withal.fear (v.)
old form: feare
frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
3H6 III.iii.226
Bona. BONA 
Tell him, in hope hee'l proue a widower shortly,Tell him, in hope he'll prove a widower shortly, 3H6 III.iii.227
I weare the Willow Garland for his sake.I'll wear the willow garland for his sake.willow (adj.)made of leaves from the willow tree [a symbol of the grief felt by a deserted or unrequited lover]3H6 III.iii.228
Mar. QUEEN 
Tell him, my mourning weeds are layde aside,Tell him my mourning weeds are laid aside,weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes3H6 III.iii.229
And I am ready to put Armor on.And I am ready to put armour on. 3H6 III.iii.230
War. WARWICK 
Tell him from me, that he hath done me wrong,Tell him from me that he hath done me wrong, 3H6 III.iii.231
And therefore Ile vn-Crowne him, er't be long.And therefore I'll uncrown him ere't be long. 3H6 III.iii.232
There's thy reward, be gone. There's thy reward; be gone. 3H6 III.iii.233.1
Exit Post.Exit Post 3H6 III.iii.233
Lew. LEWIS 
But Warwicke,But, Warwick, 3H6 III.iii.233.2
Thou and Oxford, with fiue thousand menThou and Oxford, with five thousand men, 3H6 III.iii.234
Shall crosse the Seas, and bid false Edward battaile:Shall cross the seas and bid false Edward battle; 3H6 III.iii.235
And as occasion serues, this Noble QueenAnd, as occasion serves, this noble Queenserve (v.)
old form: serues
provide opportunity [to], be favourable [to], favour
3H6 III.iii.236
And Prince, shall follow with a fresh Supply.And Prince shall follow with a fresh supply.supply (n.)reinforcement(s), support, relief3H6 III.iii.237
Yet ere thou go, but answer me one doubt:Yet, ere thou go, but answer me one doubt: 3H6 III.iii.238
What Pledge haue we of thy firme Loyalty?What pledge have we of thy firm loyalty? 3H6 III.iii.239
War. WARWICK 
This shall assure my constant Loyalty,This shall assure my constant loyalty: 3H6 III.iii.240
That if our Queene, and this young Prince agree,That if our Queen and this young Prince agree, 3H6 III.iii.241
Ile ioyne mine eldest daughter, and my Ioy,I'll join mine eldest daughter and my joy 3H6 III.iii.242
To him forthwith, in holy Wedlocke bands.To him forthwith in holy wedlock bands. 3H6 III.iii.243
Mar. QUEEN 
Yes, I agree, and thanke you for your Motion.Yes, I agree, and thank you for your motion.motion (n.)proposal, proposition, suggestion, offer3H6 III.iii.244
Sonne Edward, she is Faire and Vertuous,Son Edward, she is fair and virtuous; 3H6 III.iii.245
Therefore delay not, giue thy hand to Warwicke,Therefore delay not, give thy hand to Warwick; 3H6 III.iii.246
And with thy hand, thy faith irreuocable,And, with thy hand, thy faith irrevocable 3H6 III.iii.247
That onely Warwickes daughter shall be thine.That only Warwick's daughter shall be thine. 3H6 III.iii.248
Prin.Ed. PRINCE 
Yes, I accept her, for she well deserues it,Yes, I accept her, for she well deserves it; 3H6 III.iii.249
And heere to pledge my Vow, I giue my hand.And here, to pledge my vow, I give my hand. 3H6 III.iii.250
He giues his hand to Warw.He gives his hand to Warwickstay (v.)linger, tarry, delay3H6 III.iii.251
Lew. LEWIS 
Why stay we now? These soldiers shalbe leuied,Why stay we now? These soldiers shall be levied, 3H6 III.iii.251
And thou Lord Bourbon, our High AdmirallAnd thou, Lord Bourbon, our High Admiral, 3H6 III.iii.252
Shall waft them ouer with our Royall Fleete.Shalt waft them over with our royal fleet.waft (v.)carry, convey, transport [over the sea]3H6 III.iii.253
I long till Edward fall by Warres mischance,I long till Edward fall by war's mischance,mischance (n.)misfortune, calamity, mishap3H6 III.iii.254
For mocking Marriage with a Dame of France.For mocking marriage with a dame of France. 3H6 III.iii.255
Exeunt. Manet Warwicke.Exeunt all but Warwick 3H6 III.iii.255
War. WARWICK 
I came from Edward as Ambassador,I came from Edward as ambassador, 3H6 III.iii.256
But I returne his sworne and mortall Foe:But I return his sworn and mortal foe; 3H6 III.iii.257
Matter of Marriage was the charge he gaue me,Matter of marriage was the charge he gave me,charge (n.)commission, responsibility, official duty3H6 III.iii.258
matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issue
But dreadfull Warre shall answer his demand.But dreadful war shall answer his demand.demand (n.)question, enquiry, request3H6 III.iii.259
Had he none else to make a stale but me?Had he none else to make a stale but me?stale (n.)dupe, sap, laughing-stock3H6 III.iii.260
Then none but I, shall turne his Iest to Sorrow.Then none but I shall turn his jest to sorrow. 3H6 III.iii.261
I was the Cheefe that rais'd him to the Crowne,I was the chief that raised him to the crown,chief (n.)
old form: Cheefe
main person
3H6 III.iii.262
And Ile be Cheefe to bring him downe againe:And I'll be chief to bring him down again; 3H6 III.iii.263
Not that I pitty Henries misery,Not that I pity Henry's misery, 3H6 III.iii.264
But seeke Reuenge on Edwards mockery. But seek revenge on Edward's mockery. 3H6 III.iii.265
Exit.Exit 3H6 III.iii.265
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