Henry VI Part 3

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Alarum. Enter Richard, Duke of Yorke.Alarum. Enter Richard Duke of York 3H6 I.iv.1.1
Yorke. YORK 
The Army of the Queene hath got the field:The army of the Queen hath got the field;get (v.)
win, gain, obtain victory in
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field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
My Vnckles both are slaine, in rescuing me;My uncles both are slain in rescuing me; 3H6 I.iv.2
And all my followers, to the eager foeAnd all my followers to the eager foeeager (adj.)
impetuous, fierce, impassioned
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Turne back, and flye, like Ships before the Winde,Turn back and fly, like ships before the windturn back (v.)

old form: Turne
turn tail, retreat, withdraw
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Or Lambes pursu'd by hunger-starued Wolues.Or lambs pursued by hunger-starved wolves. 3H6 I.iv.5
My Sonnes, God knowes what hath bechanced them:My sons, God knows what hath bechanced them;bechance (v.)
happen to, befall
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But this I know, they haue demean'd themseluesBut this I know, they have demeaned themselvesdemean (v.)

old form: demean'd
behave, conduct, comport [oneself]
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Like men borne to Renowne, by Life or Death.Like men born to renown by life or death. 3H6 I.iv.8
Three times did Richard make a Lane to me,Three times did Richard make a lane to me,lane (n.)
path, passage, way
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And thrice cry'de, Courage Father, fight it out:And thrice cried ‘ Courage, father! Fight it out!’ 3H6 I.iv.10
And full as oft came Edward to my side,And full as oft came Edward to my side,oft (adv.)
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With Purple Faulchion, painted to the Hilt,With purple falchion, painted to the hiltpurple (adj.)
bright-red, blood-coloured, bloody
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falchion (n.)

old form: Faulchion
curved broadsword
In blood of those that had encountred him:In blood of those that had encountered him. 3H6 I.iv.13
And when the hardyest Warriors did retyre,And when the hardiest warriors did retire,retire (v.)

old form: retyre
retreat, pull back, withdraw
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Richard cry'de, Charge, and giue no foot of ground,Richard cried ‘ Charge! And give no foot of ground!’ 3H6 I.iv.15
And cry'de, A Crowne, or else a glorious Tombe,And cried ‘ A crown, or else a glorious tomb! 3H6 I.iv.16
A Scepter, or an Earthly Sepulchre.A sceptre or an earthly sepulchre!’earthly (adj.)
within the earth, existing in the ground
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With this we charg'd againe: but out alas,With this we charged again; but, out, alas! 3H6 I.iv.18
We bodg'd againe, as I haue seene a SwanWe budged again; as I have seen a swanbudge, bodge (v.)

old form: bodg'd
give way, retreat
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With bootlesse labour swimme against the Tyde,With bootless labour swim against the tidebootless (adj.)

old form: bootlesse
useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
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And spend her strength with ouer-matching Waues.And spend her strength with overmatching waves.overmatching (adj.)

old form: ouer-matching
overwhelming, of superior power
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with (prep.)
A short Alarum within.A short alarum within 3H6 I.iv.22.1
Ah hearke, the fatall followers doe pursue,Ah, hark! The fatal followers do pursue,fatal (adj.)
death-dealing, death-boding
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And I am faint, and cannot flye their furie:And I am faint and cannot fly their fury;faint (adj.)
weak, fatigued, lacking in strength
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And were I strong, I would not shunne their furie.And were I strong, I would not shun their fury. 3H6 I.iv.24
The Sands are numbred, that makes vp my Life,The sands are numbered that makes up my life; 3H6 I.iv.25
Here must I stay, and here my Life must end.Here must I stay, and here my life must end.stay (v.)
linger, tarry, delay
3H6 I.iv.26
Enter the Queene, Clifford, Northumberland, the Enter the Queen, Clifford, Northumberland, the 3H6 I.iv.27.1
young Prince, and Souldiers.young Prince, and soldiers 3H6 I.iv.27.2
Come bloody Clifford, rough Northumberland,Come, bloody Clifford, rough Northumberland,rough (adj.)
violent, harsh, cruel
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I dare your quenchlesse furie to more rage:I dare your quenchless fury to more rage; 3H6 I.iv.28
I am your Butt, and I abide your Shot.I am your butt, and I abide your shot.butt (n.)
goal, aim, target [as in archery]
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abide (v.)
wait for, await, look out for
Yeeld to our mercy, proud Plantagenet.Yield to our mercy, proud Plantagenet. 3H6 I.iv.30
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
I, to such mercy, as his ruthlesse ArmeAy, to such mercy as his ruthless arm 3H6 I.iv.31
With downe-right payment, shew'd vnto my Father.With downright payment showed unto my father.downright (adj.)

old form: downe-right
directed straight down, coming from above
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Now Phaton hath tumbled from his Carre,Now Phaethon hath tumbled from his car,Phaethon, Phaeton (n.)
[pron: 'fayuhton] son of Helios, the Greek sun-god, who tried to drive his chariot but was destroyed when he drove it too near Earth
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And made an Euening at the Noone-tide Prick.And made an evening at the noontide prick.prick (n.)
[on a sundial] mark, point, division
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Yorke. YORK 
My ashes, as the Phoenix, may bring forthMy ashes, as the phoenix, may bring forth 3H6 I.iv.35
A Bird, that will reuenge vpon you all:A bird that will revenge upon you all; 3H6 I.iv.36
And in that hope, I throw mine eyes to Heauen,And in that hope I throw mine eyes to heaven, 3H6 I.iv.37
Scorning what ere you can afflict me with.Scorning whate'er you can afflict me with. 3H6 I.iv.38
Why come you not? what, multitudes, and feare?Why come you not? What! Multitudes, and fear? 3H6 I.iv.39
So Cowards fight, when they can flye no further,So cowards fight when they can fly no further; 3H6 I.iv.40
So Doues doe peck the Faulcons piercing Tallons,So doves do peck the falcon's piercing talons; 3H6 I.iv.41
So desperate Theeues, all hopelesse of their Liues,So desperate thieves, all hopeless of their lives,hopeless (adj.)

old form: hopelesse
despairing, without hope
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Breathe out Inuectiues 'gainst the Officers.Breathe out invectives 'gainst the officers.breathe out (v.)
speak, utter
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Yorke. YORK 
Oh Clifford, but bethinke thee once againe,O Clifford, but bethink thee once again,bethink (v.), past form bethought

old form: bethinke
call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
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And in thy thought ore-run my former time:And in thy thought o'errun my former time;time (n.)
lifetime, life
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overrun (v.)

old form: ore-run
review, go over, make an overview of
And if thou canst, for blushing, view this face,And, if though canst for blushing, view this face, 3H6 I.iv.46
And bite thy tongue, that slanders him with Cowardice,And bite thy tongue, that slanders him with cowardicebite one's tongue
stay silent, repress speech
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Whose frowne hath made thee faint and flye ere this.Whose frown hath made thee faint and fly ere this!faint (v.)
lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take fright
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Clifford. CLIFFORD 
I will not bandie with thee word for word,I will not bandy with thee word for word,bandy (v.)

old form: bandie
exchange, swap, send to and fro
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But buckler with thee blowes twice two for one.But buckler with thee blows, twice two for one.buckler (v.)
exchange, grapple, couple; catch or ward off [blows]
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He draws his sword 3H6 I.iv.51.1
Queene. QUEEN 
Hold valiant Clifford, for a thousand causesHold, valiant Clifford! For a thousand causeshold (v.)
stop, cease, hold on
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I would prolong a while the Traytors Life:I would prolong awhile the traitor's life. 3H6 I.iv.52
Wrath makes him deafe; speake thou Northumberland.Wrath makes him deaf; speak thou, Northumberland. 3H6 I.iv.53
Hold Clifford, doe not honor him so much,Hold, Clifford! Do not honour him so much 3H6 I.iv.54
To prick thy finger, though to wound his heart.To prick thy finger, though to wound his heart. 3H6 I.iv.55
What valour were it, when a Curre doth grinne,What valour were it, when a cur doth grin,grin (v.)

old form: grinne
bare the teeth, grimace, snarl
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For one to thrust his Hand betweene his Teeth,For one to thrust his hand between his teeth, 3H6 I.iv.57
When he might spurne him with his Foot away?When he might spurn him with his foot away?spurn (v.)

old form: spurne
kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
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It is Warres prize, to take all Vantages,It is war's prize to take all vantages;prize (n.)
advantage, privilege
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vantage (n.)
right moment, suitable opportunity
And tenne to one, is no impeach of Valour.And ten to one is no impeach of valour.impeach (n.)
disparagement, reproach [to], detraction [from]
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They fight and York is taken 3H6 I.iv.61.1
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
I, I, so striues the Woodcocke with the Gynne.Ay, ay, so strives the woodcock with the gin.woodcock (n.)
type of game bird, thought to be easily tricked or snared; simpleton
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gin (n.)
snare, trap
So doth the Connie struggle in the Net.So doth the cony struggle in the net.cony (n.)

old form: Connie
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York. YORK 
So triumph Theeues vpon their conquer'd Booty,So triumph thieves upon their conquered booty;triumph (v.)
exult, gloat, glory
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So True men yeeld with Robbers, so o're-matcht.So true men yield, with robbers so o'ermatched.overmatched (adj.)

old form: o're-matcht
outnumbered, faced with superior strength
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true (adj.)
honest, upright, law-abiding
What would your Grace haue done vnto him now?What would your grace have done unto him now? 3H6 I.iv.65
Queene. QUEEN 
Braue Warriors, Clifford and Northumberland,Brave warriors, Clifford and Northumberland,brave (adj.)

old form: Braue
noble, worthy, excellent
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Come make him stand vpon this Mole-hill here,Come, make him stand upon this molehill here 3H6 I.iv.67
That raught at Mountaines with out-stretched Armes,That raught at mountains with outstretched arms,reach at (v.)
reach out for, strive to attain
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Yet parted but the shadow with his Hand.Yet parted but the shadow with his hand.part (v.)
cleave, break, tear
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What, was it you that would be Englands King?What! Was it you that would be England's king? 3H6 I.iv.70
Was't you that reuell'd in our Parliament,Was't you that revelled in our parliamentrevel (v.)

old form: reuell'd
make merry, riot, hold a party
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And made a Preachment of your high Descent?And made a preachment of your high descent?preachment (n.)
sermon, discourse, harangue
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high (adj.)
noble, dignified, aristocratic
Where are your Messe of Sonnes, to back you now?Where are your mess of sons to back you now?mess (n.)

old form: Messe
company, group, gang of four
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back (v.)
support, help, back up
The wanton Edward, and the lustie George?The wanton Edward, and the lusty George?wanton (adj.)
lascivious, lewd, obscene
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lusty (adj.)

old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
And where's that valiant Crook-back Prodigie.And where's that valiant crook-back prodigy,crook-back (adj.)
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prodigy (n.)

old form: Prodigie
monster, abnormal birth, ominous monstrosity
Dickie, your Boy, that with his grumbling voyceDicky your boy, that with his grumbling voicegrumbling (adj.)
querulous, discontented, carping
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Was wont to cheare his Dad in Mutinies?Was wont to cheer his dad in mutinies?cheer (v.)

old form: cheare
encourage, urge on, galvanize
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mutiny (n.)
rebellion, revolt, quarrel
wont (v.)
be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
Or with the rest, where is your Darling, Rutland?Or, with the rest, where is your darling Rutland? 3H6 I.iv.78
Looke Yorke, I stayn'd this Napkin with the bloodLook, York, I stained this napkin with the bloodnapkin (n.)
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That valiant Clifford, with his Rapiers point,That valiant Clifford, with his rapier's point,rapier (n.)
light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
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Made issue from the Bosome of the Boy:Made issue from the bosom of the boy; 3H6 I.iv.81
And if thine eyes can water for his death,And if thine eyes can water for his death, 3H6 I.iv.82
I giue thee this to drie thy Cheekes withall.I give thee this to dry thy cheeks withal. 3H6 I.iv.83
Alas poore Yorke, but that I hate thee deadly,Alas, poor York! But that I hate thee deadly,deadly (adv.)
extremely, implacably, to the death
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I should lament thy miserable state.I should lament thy miserable state. 3H6 I.iv.85
I prythee grieue, to make me merry, Yorke.I prithee grieve, to make me merry, York. 3H6 I.iv.86
What, hath thy fierie heart so parcht thine entrayles,What! Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrailsparch (v.)

old form: parcht
dry up, shrivel up
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That not a Teare can fall, for Rutlands death?That not a tear can fall for Rutland's death? 3H6 I.iv.88
Why art thou patient, man? thou should'st be mad:Why art thou patient, man? Thou shouldst be mad;mad (adj.)
angry, furious, beside oneself
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And I, to make thee mad, doe mock thee thus.And I, to make thee mad, do mock thee thus. 3H6 I.iv.90
Stampe, raue, and fret, that I may sing and dance.Stamp, rave, and fret, that I may sing and dance. 3H6 I.iv.91
Thou would'st be fee'd, I see, to make me sport:Thou wouldst be fee'd, I see, to make me sport;sport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
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fee (v.)

old form: fee'd
pay, recompense
Yorke cannot speake, vnlesse he weare a Crowne.York cannot speak, unless he wear a crown. 3H6 I.iv.93
A Crowne for Yorke; and Lords, bow lowe to him:A crown for York! And, lords, bow low to him; 3H6 I.iv.94
Hold you his hands, whilest I doe set it on.Hold you his hands whilst I do set it on. 3H6 I.iv.95
She puts a paper crown on York's head 3H6 I.iv.95
I marry Sir, now lookes he like a King:Ay, marry, sir, now looks he like a king!marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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I, this is he that tooke King Henries Chaire,Ay, this is he that took King Henry's chair;chair (n.)

old form: Chaire
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And this is he was his adopted Heire.And this is he was his adopted heir. 3H6 I.iv.98
But how is it, that great PlantagenetBut how is it that great Plantagenet 3H6 I.iv.99
Is crown'd so soone, and broke his solemne Oath?Is crowned so soon, and broke his solemn oath? 3H6 I.iv.100
As I bethinke me, you should not be King,As I bethink me, you should not be kingbethink (v.), past form bethought

old form: bethinke
remember, recollect
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Till our King Henry had shooke hands with Death.Till our King Henry had shook hands with Death. 3H6 I.iv.102
And will you pale your head in Henries Glory,And will you pale your head in Henry's glory,pale (v.)
enclose, surround, encompass
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And rob his Temples of the Diademe,And rob his temples of the diadem,diadem (n.)

old form: Diademe
crown, sovereign power
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Now in his Life, against your holy Oath?Now in his life, against your holy oath? 3H6 I.iv.105
Oh 'tis a fault too too vnpardonable.O, 'tis a fault too too unpardonable!fault (n.)
sin, offence, crime
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Off with the Crowne; and with the Crowne, his Head,Off with the crown; and, with the crown, his head; 3H6 I.iv.107
And whilest we breathe, take time to doe him dead.And, whilst we breathe, take time to do him dead.time (n.)
right moment, favourable opportunity
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breathe (v.)
catch breath, pause, rest
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
That is my Office, for my Fathers sake.That is my office, for my father's sake.office (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
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Queene. QUEEN 
Nay stay, let's heare the Orizons hee makes.Nay, stay; let's hear the orisons he makes.orison (n.)

old form: Orizons
prayer, plea
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stay (v.)
linger, tarry, delay
Yorke. YORK 
Shee-Wolfe of France, / But worse then Wolues of France,She-wolf of France, but worse than wolves of France, 3H6 I.iv.111
Whose Tongue more poysons then the Adders Tooth:Whose tongue more poisons than the adder's tooth! 3H6 I.iv.112
How ill-beseeming is it in thy Sex,How ill-beseeming is it in thy sexill-beseeming (adj.)
unseemly, inappropriate, unbecoming
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To triumph like an Amazonian Trull,To triumph, like an Amazonian trull,trull (n.)
drab, trollop, whore
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triumph (v.)
exult, gloat, glory
Amazonian (adj.)
resembling a female warrior [of the mythical Amazonian race]; warlike
Vpon their Woes, whom Fortune captiuates?Upon their woes whom Fortune captivates!Fortune (n.)
Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning-wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
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captivate (v.)

old form: captiuates
make captive, capture, imprison
But that thy Face is Vizard-like, vnchanging,But that thy face is vizard-like, unchanging,vizard-like (adj.)
like a mask, expressionless
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Made impudent with vse of euill deedes.Made impudent with use of evil deeds,use (n.)

old form: vse
usual practice, habit, custom
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I would assay, prowd Queene, to make thee blush.I would assay, proud Queen, to make thee blush.assay (v.)
attempt, try, venture
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To tell thee whence thou cam'st, of whom deriu'd,To tell thee whence thou camest, of whom derived,derive (v.)

old form: deriu'd
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Were shame enough, to shame thee, / Wert thou not shamelesse.Were shame enough to shame thee, wert thou not shameless. 3H6 I.iv.120
Thy Father beares the type of King of Naples,Thy father bears the type of King of Naples,type (n.)
title, stamp, distinguishing mark
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Of both the Sicils, and Ierusalem,Of both the Sicils and Jerusalem,Sicil (n.)
island of Sicily, Italy
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Yet not so wealthie as an English Yeoman.Yet not so wealthy as an English yeoman.yeoman (n.)
man who owns property but is not a gentleman; land-holding farmer
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Hath that poore Monarch taught thee to insult?Hath that poor monarch taught thee to insult?insult (v.)
be insolent, show scorn, triumph scornfully
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It needes not, nor it bootes thee not, prowd Queene,It needs not, nor it boots thee not, proud Queen;need (v.)

old form: needes
be necessary, be needful
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boot (v.)

old form: bootes
help, serve, benefit, be useful [to]
Vnlesse the Adage must be verify'd,Unless the adage must be verified,verify (v.)

old form: verify'd
confirm, substantiate, prove correct
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adage (n.)
proverb, saying, maxim
That Beggers mounted, runne their Horse to death.That beggars mounted run their horse to death. 3H6 I.iv.127
'Tis Beautie that doth oft make Women prowd,'Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud,oft (adv.)
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But God he knowes, thy share thereof is small.But, God He knows, thy share thereof is small. 3H6 I.iv.129
'Tis Vertue, that doth make them most admir'd,'Tis virtue that doth make them most admired;admired (adj.)

old form: admir'd
regarded with admiration, wondered at
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The contrary, doth make thee wondred at.The contrary doth make thee wondered at. 3H6 I.iv.131
'Tis Gouernment that makes them seeme Diuine,'Tis government that makes them seem divine;government (n.)

old form: Gouernment
self-control, self-discipline, moral conduct
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The want thereof, makes thee abhominable.The want thereof makes thee abominable.want (n.)
lack, shortage, dearth
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Thou art as opposite to euery good,Thou art as opposite to every good 3H6 I.iv.134
As the Antipodes are vnto vs,As the Antipodes are unto us, 3H6 I.iv.135
Or as the South to the Septentrion.Or as the south to the Septentrion.Septentrion (n.)
[pron: sep'tentrion] the seven stars of Ursa Major
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Oh Tygres Heart, wrapt in a Womans Hide,O tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide! 3H6 I.iv.137
How could'st thou drayne the Life-blood of the Child,How couldst thou drain the life-blood of the child, 3H6 I.iv.138
To bid the Father wipe his eyes withall,To bid the father wipe his eyes withal, 3H6 I.iv.139
And yet be seene to beare a Womans face?And yet be seen to bear a woman's face? 3H6 I.iv.140
Women are soft, milde, pittifull, and flexible;Women are soft, mild, pitiful and flexible;pitiful (adj.)

old form: pittifull
compassionate, merciful, tender
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flexible (adj.)
yielding, pliable, easily moved
Thou, sterne, obdurate, flintie, rough, remorselesse.Thou stern, obdurate, flinty, rough, remorseless.indurate (adj.)
[Q variant] callous, hardened, obstinate
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rough (adj.)
violent, harsh, cruel
Bidst thou me rage? why now thou hast thy wish.Biddest thou me rage? Why, now thou hast thy wish; 3H6 I.iv.143
Would'st haue me weepe? why now thou hast thy will.Wouldst have me weep? Why, now thou hast thy will; 3H6 I.iv.144
For raging Wind blowes vp incessant showers,For raging wind blows up incessant showers, 3H6 I.iv.145
And when the Rage allayes, the Raine begins.And when the rage allays, the rain begins.allay (v.)

old form: allayes
subside, abate, diminish, quell
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These Teares are my sweet Rutlands Obsequies,These tears are my sweet Rutland's obsequies,obsequy (n.)
funeral rite, burial ceremony
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And euery drop cryes vengeance for his death,And every drop cries vengeance for his death 3H6 I.iv.148
'Gainst thee fell Clifford, and thee false French-woman.'Gainst thee, fell Clifford, and thee, false Frenchwoman.fell (adj.)
cruel, fierce, savage
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Beshrew me, but his passions moues me so,Beshrew me, but his passions moves me sopassion (n.)
passionate outburst, emotional passage
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beshrew, 'shrew (v.)
curse, devil take, evil befall
That hardly can I check my eyes from Teares.That hardly can I check my eyes from tears.check (v.)
restrain, stop, hold back
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Yorke. YORK 
That Face of his, / The hungry CaniballsThat face of his the hungry cannibals 3H6 I.iv.152
would not haue toucht, / Would not haue stayn'd with blood:Would not have touched, would not have stained with blood; 3H6 I.iv.153
But you are more inhumane, more inexorable,But you are more inhuman, more inexorable,inexorable (adj.)
merciless, relentlessly severe
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Oh, tenne times more then Tygers of Hyrcania.O, ten times more, than tigers of Hyrcania.Hyrcan, Hyrcania (n.)
[pron: 'herkan, her'kaynia] ancient region of Asia Minor, in modern Iran
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See, ruthlesse Queene, a haplesse Fathers Teares:See, ruthless Queen, a hapless father's tears;hapless (adj.)

old form: haplesse
luckless, unfortunate, unlucky
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This Cloth thou dipd'st in blood of my sweet Boy,This cloth thou dipped'st in blood of my sweet boy, 3H6 I.iv.157
And I with Teares doe wash the blood away.And I with tears do wash the blood away. 3H6 I.iv.158
Keepe thou the Napkin, and goe boast of this,Keep thou the napkin, and go boast of this; 3H6 I.iv.159
And if thou tell'st the heauie storie right,And if thou tellest the heavy story right,heavy (adj.)

old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
3H6 I.iv.160
Vpon my Soule, the hearers will shed Teares:Upon my soul, the hearers will shed tears; 3H6 I.iv.161
Yea, euen my Foes will shed fast-falling Teares,Yea even my foes will shed fast-falling tears, 3H6 I.iv.162
And say, Alas, it was a pittious deed.And say ‘ Alas, it was a piteous deed!’ 3H6 I.iv.163
There, take the Crowne, and with the Crowne, my Curse,There, take the crown, and with the crown my curse; 3H6 I.iv.164
And in thy need, such comfort come to thee,And in thy need such comfort come to thee 3H6 I.iv.165
As now I reape at thy too cruell hand.As now I reap at thy too cruel hand! 3H6 I.iv.166
Hard-hearted Clifford, take me from the World,Hard-hearted Clifford, take me from the world; 3H6 I.iv.167
My Soule to Heauen, my Blood vpon your Heads.My soul to heaven, my blood upon your heads! 3H6 I.iv.168
Had he been slaughter-man to all my Kinne,Had he been slaughterman to all my kin,slaughterman, slaughter-man (n.)
executioner, slayer, murderer
3H6 I.iv.169
I should not for my Life but weepe with him,I should not for my life but weep with him, 3H6 I.iv.170
To see how inly Sorrow gripes his Soule.To see how inly sorrow gripes his soul.inly (adj.)
inward, internal, heartfelt
3H6 I.iv.171
gripe (v.)
clutch, grasp, seize
Queen. QUEEN 
What, weeping ripe, my Lord Northumberland?What, weeping-ripe, my Lord Northumberland?weeping-ripe (adj.)

old form: weeping ripe
ready to weep, on the point of tears
3H6 I.iv.172
Thinke but vpon the wrong he did vs all,Think but upon the wrong he did us all, 3H6 I.iv.173
And that will quickly drie thy melting Teares.And that will quickly dry thy melting tears.melting (adj.)
soft-hearted, tender-hearted, pitying
3H6 I.iv.174
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
Heere's for my Oath, heere's for my Fathers Death.Here's for my oath, here's for my father's death. 3H6 I.iv.175
He stabs York 3H6 I.iv.176.1
Queene. QUEEN 
And heere's to right our gentle-hearted King.And here's to right our gentle-hearted King.gentle-hearted (adj.)
3H6 I.iv.176
She stabs York 3H6 I.iv.177
Yorke. YORK 
Open thy Gate of Mercy, gracious God,Open Thy gate of mercy, gracious God! 3H6 I.iv.177
My Soule flyes through these wounds, to seeke out thee.My soul flies through these wounds to seek out Thee. 3H6 I.iv.178
He dies 3H6 I.iv.178
Queene. QUEEN 
Off with his Head, and set it on Yorke Gates,Off with his head, and set it on York gates; 3H6 I.iv.179
So Yorke may ouer-looke the Towne of Yorke.So York may overlook the town of York. 3H6 I.iv.180
Flourish. Exit.Flourish. Exeunt 3H6 I.iv.180
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