Henry VI Part 3
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Enter Warwicke, the Maior of Couentry, two Messengers, Enter Warwick, the Mayor of Coventry, two Messengers, 3H6 V.i.1.1
and others vpon the Walls.and others upon the walls 3H6 V.i.1.2
War. WARWICK 
Where is the Post that came from valiant Oxford?Where is the post that came from valiant Oxford? – post (n.)express messenger, courier3H6 V.i.1
How farre hence is thy Lord, mine honest fellow?How far hence is thy lord, mine honest fellow? 3H6 V.i.2
Mess. 1. FIRST MESSENGER 
By this at Dunsmore, marching hitherward.By this at Dunsmore, marching hitherward.this, byby this time3H6 V.i.3
War. WARWICK 
How farre off is our Brother Mountague?How far off is our brother Montague? 3H6 V.i.4
Where is the Post that came from Mountague?Where is the post that came from Montague? 3H6 V.i.5
Mess. 2. SECOND MESSENGER 
By this at Daintry, with a puissant troope.By this at Daintry, with a puissant troop.Daintry (n.)Daventry, town W of Northampton3H6 V.i.6
puissant (adj.)powerful, mighty, strong
Enter Someruile.Enter Sir John Somerville 3H6 V.i.7
War. WARWICK 
Say Someruile, what sayes my louing Sonne?Say, Somerville, what says my loving son? 3H6 V.i.7
And by thy guesse, how nigh is Clarence now?And, by thy guess, how nigh is Clarence now?nigh (adj.)near, close3H6 V.i.8
Someru. SOMERVILLE 
At Southam I did leaue him with his forces,At Southam I did leave him with his forces, 3H6 V.i.9
And doe expect him here some two howres hence.And do expect him here some two hours hence. 3H6 V.i.10
A drum is heard 3H6 V.i.11
War. WARWICK 
Then Clarence is at hand, I heare his Drumme.Then Clarence is at hand; I hear his drum. 3H6 V.i.11
Someru. SOMERVILLE 
It is not his, my Lord, here Southam lyes:It is not his, my lord. Here Southam lies; 3H6 V.i.12
The Drum your Honor heares, marcheth from Warwicke.The drum your honour hears marcheth from Warwick. 3H6 V.i.13
War. WARWICK 
Who should that be? belike vnlook'd for friends.Who should that be? Belike, unlooked-for friends.belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems3H6 V.i.14
unlooked-for (adj.)
old form: vnlook'd for
unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen
Someru. SOMERVILLE 
They are at hand, and you shall quickly know.They are at hand, and you shall quickly know. 3H6 V.i.15
March. Flourish. Enter Edward, Richard, and Souldiers.March. Flourish. Enter Edward, Richard, and soldierstrumpet (n.)trumpeter; herald, announcer3H6 V.i.16
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
Edw. EDWARD 
Goe, Trumpet, to the Walls, and sound a Parle.Go, trumpet, to the walls and sound a parle. 3H6 V.i.16
Rich. RICHARD 
See how the surly Warwicke mans the Wall.See how the surly Warwick mans the wall! 3H6 V.i.17
War. WARWICK 
Oh vnbid spight, is sportfull Edward come?O, unbid spite! Is sportful Edward come?sportful (adj.)
old form: sportfull
playful, frolicsome, wanton
3H6 V.i.18
spite (n.)
old form: spight
annoyance, vexation, irritation
unbid (adj.)
old form: vnbid
unbidden, unwelcome, uninvited
Where slept our Scouts, or how are they seduc'd,Where slept our scouts, or how are they seduced, 3H6 V.i.19
That we could heare no newes of his repayre.That we could hear no news of his repair?repair (n.)
old form: repayre
coming, arrival, approach
3H6 V.i.20
Edw. EDWARD 
Now Warwicke, wilt thou ope the Citie Gates,Now, Warwick, wilt thou ope the city gates,ope (v.)open3H6 V.i.21
Speake gentle words, and humbly bend thy Knee,Speak gentle words, and humbly bend thy knee,gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind3H6 V.i.22
Call Edward King, and at his hands begge Mercy,Call Edward king, and at his hands beg mercy? 3H6 V.i.23
And he shall pardon thee these Outrages?And he shall pardon thee these outrages. 3H6 V.i.24
War. WARWICK 
Nay rather, wilt thou draw thy forces hence,Nay, rather, wilt thou draw thy forces hence,draw (v.)withdraw, revoke3H6 V.i.25
Confesse who set thee vp, and pluckt thee downe,Confess who set thee up and plucked thee down, 3H6 V.i.26
Call Warwicke Patron, and be penitent,Call Warwick patron, and be penitent?patron (n.)defender, protector, lord and master3H6 V.i.27
And thou shalt still remaine the Duke of Yorke.And thou shalt still remain the Duke of York.still (adv.)ever, now [as before]3H6 V.i.28
Rich. RICHARD 
I thought at least he would haue said the King,I thought at least he would have said ‘ the King.’ 3H6 V.i.29
Or did he make the Ieast against his will?Or did he make the jest against his will? 3H6 V.i.30
War. WARWICK 
Is not a Dukedome, Sir, a goodly gift?Is not a dukedom, sir, a goodly gift? 3H6 V.i.31
Rich.RICHARD 
I, by my faith, for a poore Earle to giue,Ay, by my faith, for a poor earl to give; 3H6 V.i.32
Ile doe thee seruice for so good a gift.I'll do thee service for so good a gift. 3H6 V.i.33
War. WARWICK 
'Twas I that gaue the Kingdome to thy Brother. 'Twas I that gave the kingdom to thy brother. 3H6 V.i.34
Edw. EDWARD 
Why then 'tis mine, if but by Warwickes gift.Why then, 'tis mine, if but by Warwick's gift. 3H6 V.i.35
War. WARWICK 
Thou art no Atlas for so great a weight:Thou art no Atlas for so great a weight;Atlas (n.)giant, sentenced by Zeus to carry the heavens on his shoulders for taking part in the struggle against the gods3H6 V.i.36
And Weakeling, Warwicke takes his gift againe,And, weakling, Warwick takes his gift again; 3H6 V.i.37
And Henry is my King, Warwicke his Subiect.And Henry is my king, Warwick his subject. 3H6 V.i.38
Edw. EDWARD 
But Warwickes King is Edwards Prisoner:But Warwick's king is Edward's prisoner; 3H6 V.i.39
And gallant Warwicke, doe but answer this,And, gallant Warwick, do but answer this: 3H6 V.i.40
What is the Body, when the Head is off?What is the body when the head is off? 3H6 V.i.41
Rich. RICHARD 
Alas, that Warwicke had no more fore-cast,Alas, that Warwick had no more forecast,forecast (n.)
old form: fore-cast
forethought, prudence, foresight
3H6 V.i.42
But whiles he thought to steale the single Ten,But whiles he thought to steal the single ten,single (adj.)poor, feeble, slight, trivial3H6 V.i.43
The King was slyly finger'd from the Deck:The king was slily fingered from the deck! 3H6 V.i.44
You left poore Henry at the Bishops Pallace,You left poor Henry at the Bishop's palace, 3H6 V.i.45
And tenne to one you'le meet him in the Tower.And ten to one you'll meet him in the Tower. 3H6 V.i.46
Edw. EDWARD 
'Tis euen so, yet you are Warwicke still.'Tis even so, yet you are Warwick still. 3H6 V.i.47
Rich. RICHARD 
Come Warwicke, / Take the time, kneele downe, kneele downe:Come, Warwick, take the time; kneel down, kneel down.time (n.)right moment, favourable opportunity3H6 V.i.48
Nay when? strike now, or else the Iron cooles.Nay, when? Strike now, or else the iron cools. 3H6 V.i.49
War. WARWICK 
I had rather chop this Hand off at a blow,I had rather chop this hand off at a blow, 3H6 V.i.50
And with the other, fling it at thy face,And with the other fling it at thy face, 3H6 V.i.51
Then beare so low a sayle, to strike to thee.Than bear so low a sail to strike to thee.strike (v.)[of sails] lower, take down [especially before a mightier vessel]3H6 V.i.52
Edw. EDWARD 
Sayle how thou canst, / Haue Winde and Tyde thy friend,Sail how thou canst, have wind and tide thy friend, 3H6 V.i.53
This Hand, fast wound about thy coale-black hayre,This hand, fast wound about thy coal-black hair, 3H6 V.i.54
Shall, whiles thy Head is warme, and new cut off,Shall, whiles thy head is warm and new cut off, 3H6 V.i.55
Write in the dust this Sentence with thy blood,Write in the dust this sentence with thy blood: 3H6 V.i.56
Wind-changing Warwicke now can change no more.‘ Wind-changing Warwick now can change no more.’wind-changing (adj.)changing with the direction of the wind, fickle3H6 V.i.57
change (v.)change sides
Enter Oxford, with Drumme and Colours.Enter Oxford, with drum and colourscolours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearers3H6 V.i.58
colours (n.)battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
War. WARWICK 
Oh chearefull Colours, see where Oxford comes.O, cheerful colours! See where Oxford comes! 3H6 V.i.58
Oxf. OXFORD 
Oxford, Oxford, for Lancaster.Oxford, Oxford, for Lancaster! 3H6 V.i.59
He leads his forces into the city 3H6 V.i.60
Rich. RICHARD 
The Gates are open, let vs enter too.The gates are open; let us enter too. 3H6 V.i.60
Edw. EDWARD 
So other foes may set vpon our backs.So other foes may set upon our backs. 3H6 V.i.61
Stand we in good array: for they no doubtStand we in good array, for they no doubt 3H6 V.i.62
Will issue out againe, and bid vs battaile;Will issue out again and bid us battle;bid (v.), past form badeoffer, challenge3H6 V.i.63
If not, the Citie being but of small defence,If not, the city being but of small defence,small (adj.)weak, poor3H6 V.i.64
Wee'le quickly rowze the Traitors in the same.We'll quickly rouse the traitors in the same.rouse (v.)
old form: rowze
[hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
3H6 V.i.65
War. WARWICK 
Oh welcome Oxford, for we want thy helpe.O, welcome, Oxford, for we want thy help. 3H6 V.i.66
Enter Mountague, with Drumme and Colours.Enter Montague, with drum and colours 3H6 V.i.67
Mount. MONTAGUE 
Mountague, Mountague, for Lancaster.Montague, Montague, for Lancaster! 3H6 V.i.67
He leads his forces into the citybuy (v.)pay for, suffer the consequences of3H6 V.i.68
Rich. RICHARD 
Thou and thy Brother both shall buy this TreasonThou and thy brother both shall buy this treason 3H6 V.i.68
Euen with the dearest blood your bodies beare.Even with the dearest blood your bodies bear.dear (adj.)of great worth, valuable, precious3H6 V.i.69
Edw. EDWARD 
The harder matcht, the greater Victorie,The harder matched, the greater victory;hard (adj.)strong, tough, powerful3H6 V.i.70
My minde presageth happy gaine, and Conquest.My mind presageth happy gain and conquest.presage (v.)predict, forecast3H6 V.i.71
happy (adj.)fortunate, lucky, favoured
Enter Somerset, with Drumme and Colours.Enter Somerset, with drum and colours 3H6 V.i.72
Som. SOMERSET 
Somerset, Somerset, for Lancaster.Somerset, Somerset, for Lancaster! 3H6 V.i.72
He leads his forces into the city 3H6 V.i.73
Rich. RICHARD 
Two of thy Name, both Dukes of Somerset,Two of thy name, both Dukes of Somerset, 3H6 V.i.73
Haue sold their Liues vnto the House of Yorke,Have sold their lives unto the house of York, 3H6 V.i.74
And thou shalt be the third, if this Sword hold.And thou shalt be the third, if this sword hold. 3H6 V.i.75
Enter Clarence, with Drumme and Colours.Enter George, with drum and colourssweep (v.)
old form: sweepes
strut, parade, move majestically
3H6 V.i.76
War. WARWICK 
And loe, where George of Clarence sweepes along,And lo, where George of Clarence sweeps along, 3H6 V.i.76
Of force enough to bid his Brother Battaile:Of force enough to bid his brother battle;bid (v.), past form badeoffer, challenge3H6 V.i.77
With whom, in vpright zeale to right, preuailesWith whom an upright zeal to right prevailsright (n.)justice, rightfulness, justification3H6 V.i.78
More then the nature of a Brothers Loue.More than the nature of a brother's love! 3H6 V.i.79
Come Clarence, come: thou wilt, if Warwicke call.Come, Clarence, come; thou wilt, if Warwick call. 3H6 V.i.80
Clar. GEORGE 
Father of Warwick, know you what this meanes?Father of Warwick, know you what this means? 3H6 V.i.81
He takes his red rose out of his hat and throws it at 3H6 V.i.82.1
Warwick 3H6 V.i.82.2
Looke here, I throw my infamie at thee:Look here, I throw my infamy at thee. 3H6 V.i.82
I will not ruinate my Fathers House,I will not ruinate my father's house,ruinate (v.)reduce to ruins, bring to destruction3H6 V.i.83
Who gaue his blood to lyme the stones together,Who gave his blood to lime the stones together,lime (v.)
old form: lyme
cement, bind, fuse
3H6 V.i.84
And set vp Lancaster. Why, trowest thou, Warwicke,And set up Lancaster. Why, trowest thou, Warwick,trow (v.)think, expect, believe3H6 V.i.85
That Clarence is so harsh, so blunt vnnaturall,That Clarence is so harsh, so blunt, unnatural,blunt (adj.)rough, harsh, unsparing3H6 V.i.86
unnatural (adj.)
old form: vnnaturall
against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
To bend the fatall Instruments of WarreTo bend the fatal instruments of warbend (v.)aim, direct, level, turn3H6 V.i.87
Against his Brother, and his lawfull King.Against his brother and his lawful king? 3H6 V.i.88
Perhaps thou wilt obiect my holy Oath:Perhaps thou wilt object my holy oath;object (v.)
old form: obiect
urge, adduce, bring up
3H6 V.i.89
To keepe that Oath, were more impietie,To keep that oath were more impiety 3H6 V.i.90
Then Iephah, when he sacrific'd his Daughter.Than Jephthah, when he sacrificed his daughter.Jephthah (n.)Bible (Judges 11): judge in Israel who promised God to sacrifice the first he met if he returned home victorious; this proved to be his daughter3H6 V.i.91
I am so sorry for my Trespas made,I am so sorry for my trespass madetrespass (n.)
old form: Trespas
wrong, offence, injustice, crime
3H6 V.i.92
That to deserue well at my Brothers hands,That, to deserve well at my brother's hands, 3H6 V.i.93
I here proclayme my selfe thy mortall foe:I here proclaim myself thy mortal foe, 3H6 V.i.94
With resolution, wheresoe're I meet thee,With resolution, wheresoe'er I meet thee –  3H6 V.i.95
(As I will meet thee, if thou stirre abroad)As I will meet thee, if thou stir abroad – abroad (adv.)away from home, out of the house3H6 V.i.96
To plague thee, for thy foule mis-leading me.To plague thee for thy foul misleading me. 3H6 V.i.97
And so, prowd-hearted Warwicke, I defie thee,And so, proud-hearted Warwick, I defy thee, 3H6 V.i.98
And to my Brother turne my blushing Cheekes.And to my brother turn my blushing cheeks. 3H6 V.i.99
Pardon me Edward, I will make amends:Pardon me, Edward, I will make amends; 3H6 V.i.100
And Richard, doe not frowne vpon my faults,And, Richard, do not frown upon my faults,fault (n.)sin, offence, crime3H6 V.i.101
For I will henceforth be no more vnconstant.For I will henceforth be no more unconstant.unconstant (adj.)
old form: vnconstant
changeable, fickle, unpredictable
3H6 V.i.102
Edw. EDWARD 
Now welcome more, and ten times more belou'd,Now welcome more, and ten times more beloved, 3H6 V.i.103
Then if thou neuer hadst deseru'd our hate.Than if thou never hadst deserved our hate. 3H6 V.i.104
Rich. RICHARD 
Welcome good Clarence, this is Brother-like.Welcome, good Clarence; this is brother-like. 3H6 V.i.105
Warw. WARWICK 
Oh passing Traytor, periur'd and vniust.O passing traitor, perjured and unjust!passing (adj.)unsurpassed, extreme, pre-eminent3H6 V.i.106
unjust (adj.)
old form: vniust
unfaithful, false [to honour]
Edw. EDWARD 
What Warwicke, / Wilt thou leaue the Towne, and fight?What, Warwick, wilt thou leave the town and fight? 3H6 V.i.107
Or shall we beat the Stones about thine Eares?Or shall we beat the stones about thine ears? 3H6 V.i.108
Warw. WARWICK 
Alas, I am not coop'd here for defence:Alas, I am not cooped here for defence!coop (v.)
old form: coop'd
shut in, enclose, confine
3H6 V.i.109
I will away towards Barnet presently,I will away towards Barnet presently,presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once3H6 V.i.110
And bid thee Battaile, Edward, if thou dar'st.And bid thee battle, Edward, if thou darest. 3H6 V.i.111
Edw. EDWARD 
Yes Warwicke, Edward dares, and leads the way:Yes, Warwick, Edward dares, and leads the way. 3H6 V.i.112
Lords to the field: Saint George, and Victorie. Lords, to the field; Saint George and victory!George, Saintin Christian tradition, the patron saint of England, 3rd-c3H6 V.i.113
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Exeunt.Exeunt Edward and his company 3H6 V.i.113.1
March. Warwicke and his companie followes.March. Warwick and his company follow 3H6 V.i.113.2
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