Henry IV Part 1

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Enter Hotspurre, Worcester, Lord Mortimer, Owen Enter Hotspur, Worcester, Lord Mortimer, Owen 1H4 III.i.1.1
Glendower. Glendower 1H4 III.i.1.2
These promises are faire, the parties sure, These promises are fair, the parties sure,party (n.)
participant, accessory, supporter
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sure (adj.)
loyal, trustworthy, steadfast
And our induction full of prosperous hope. And our induction full of prosperous hope.induction (n.)
opening scene [of a play], initial step, preparation
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prosperous (adj.)
profitable, beneficial, leading to a successful outcome
Lord Mortimer, and Cousin Glendower, Will you sit downe? Lord Mortimer, and cousin Glendower, will you sit down? 1H4 III.i.3
And Vnckle Worcester; a plague vpon it, And uncle Worcester. A plague upon it! 1H4 III.i.4
I haue forgot the Mappe. I have forgot the map. 1H4 III.i.5.1
No, here it is: No, here it is. 1H4 III.i.5.2
Sit Cousin Percy, sit good Cousin Hotspurre: Sit, cousin Percy, sit – good cousin Hotspur –  1H4 III.i.6
For by that Name, as oft as Lancaster doth speake of you, For by that name as oft as Lancaster doth speak of youoft (adv.)
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His Cheekes looke pale, and with a rising sigh, His cheek looks pale, and with a rising sigh 1H4 III.i.8
He wisheth you in Heauen. He wisheth you in heaven. 1H4 III.i.9.1
And you in Hell, And you in hell, 1H4 III.i.9.2
as oft as he heares Owen Glendower spoke of. As oft as he hears Owen Glendower spoke of. 1H4 III.i.10
I cannot blame him: At my Natiuitie, I cannot blame him. At my nativity 1H4 III.i.11
The front of Heauen was full of fierie shapes, The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes, 1H4 III.i.12
Of burning Cressets: and at my Birth, Of burning cressets, and at my birthcresset (n.)
beacon, blazing torch, fire-basket
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The frame and foundation of the Earth The frame and huge foundation of the earth 1H4 III.i.14
Shak'd like a Coward. Shaked like a coward. 1H4 III.i.15.1
Why so it would haue done Why, so it would have done 1H4 III.i.15.2
at the same season, if your Mothers Cat At the same season if your mother's cat 1H4 III.i.16
had but kitten'd, though your selfe had neuer beene borne. Had but kittened, though yourself had never been born. 1H4 III.i.17
I say the Earth did shake when I was borne. I say the earth did shake when I was born. 1H4 III.i.18
And I say the Earth was not of my minde, And I say the earth was not of my mind, 1H4 III.i.19
If you suppose, as fearing you, it shooke. If you suppose as fearing you it shook. 1H4 III.i.20
The heauens were all on fire, the Earth did tremble. The heavens were all on fire, the earth did tremble –  1H4 III.i.21
Oh, then the Earth shooke To see the Heauens on fire, O, then the earth shook to see the heavens on fire, 1H4 III.i.22
And not in feare of your Natiuitie. And not in fear of your nativity. 1H4 III.i.23
Diseased Nature oftentimes breakes forth Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forthoftentimes (adv.)
often, frequently, on many occasions
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In strange eruptions; and the teeming Earth In strange eruptions, oft the teeming eartheruption (n.)
disturbance, outbreak of calamity, turbulence
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teeming (adj.)
pregnant, prolific, overfull
Is with a kinde of Collick pincht and vext, Is with a kind of colic pinched and vexed 1H4 III.i.26
By the imprisoning of vnruly Winde By the imprisoning of unruly wind 1H4 III.i.27
Within her Wombe: which for enlargement striuing, Within her womb, which for enlargement strivingenlargement (n.)
release, liberation, freeing
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Shakes the old Beldame Earth, and tombles downe Shakes the old beldam earth, and topples downbeldam, beldame (n.)
grandmother, aged matron
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Steeples, and mosse-growne Towers. At your Birth, Steeples and moss-grown towers. At your birth 1H4 III.i.30
Our Grandam Earth, hauing this distemperature, Our grandam earth, having this distemperature,distemperature (n.)
disordered condition, inclement state [of weather]
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In passion shooke. In passion shook.passion (n.)
powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
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Cousin: of many men Cousin, of many men 1H4 III.i.32.2
I doe not beare these Crossings: Giue me leaue I do not bear these crossings. Give me leavecrossing (n.)
thwarting, opposing, challenging, contradiction
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To tell you once againe, that at my Birth To tell you once again that at my birth 1H4 III.i.34
The front of Heauen was full of fierie shapes, The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes,front of heaven

old form: Heauen
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The Goates ranne from the Mountaines, and the Heards The goats ran from the mountains, and the herds 1H4 III.i.36
Were strangely clamorous to the frighted fields: Were strangely clamorous to the frighted fields.frighted (adj.)
frightened, terrified, scared
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These signes haue markt me extraordinarie, These signs have marked me extraordinary,mark (v.)

old form: markt
destine, brand, designate
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And all the courses of my Life doe shew, And all the courses of my life do showcourse (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
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I am not in the Roll of common men. I am not in the roll of common men. 1H4 III.i.40
Where is the Liuing, clipt in with the Sea, Where is he living, clipped in with the seaclip in (v.)

old form: clipt
bound, surround, encompass
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That chides the Bankes of England, Scotland, and Wales, That chides the banks of England, Scotland, Wales,chide (v.), past form chid
contend with, beat against
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bank (n.)

old form: Bankes
coast, shore
Which calls me Pupill, or hath read to me? Which calls me pupil or hath read to me?read to (v.)
lecture, tutor, coach
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And bring him out, that is but Womans Sonne, And bring him out that is but woman's son 1H4 III.i.44
Can trace me in the tedious wayes of Art, Can trace me in the tedious ways of arttrace (v.)
imitate, pursue, follow in one's footsteps
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tedious (adj.)
laborious, painstaking, wearyingly intricate
art (n.)
knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
And hold me pace in deepe experiments. And hold me pace in deep experiments.experiment (n.)
investigation, inquiry, exploration
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hold (v.)
keep, maintain, observe
deep (adj.)

old form: deepe
profound, esoteric, occult
I thinke there's no man speakes better Welsh: I think there's no man speaks better Welsh. 1H4 III.i.47
Ile to Dinner. I'll to dinner. 1H4 III.i.48
Peace cousin Percy, you will make him mad. Peace, cousin Percy, you will make him mad. 1H4 III.i.49
I can call Spirits from the vastie Deepe. I can call spirits from the vasty deep.vasty (adj.)

old form: vastie
vast, immense, spacious
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Why so can I, or so can any man: Why, so can I, or so can any man: 1H4 III.i.51
But will they come, when you doe call for them? But will they come when you do call for them? 1H4 III.i.52
Why, I can teach thee, Cousin, to command the Deuill. Why, I can teach you, cousin, to command the devil. 1H4 III.i.53
And I can teach thee, Cousin, to shame the Deuil, And I can teach thee, coz, to shame the devil 1H4 III.i.54
By telling truth. Tell truth, and shame the Deuill. By telling truth. Tell truth, and shame the devil. 1H4 III.i.55
If thou haue power to rayse him, bring him hither, If thou have power to raise him, bring him hither, 1H4 III.i.56
And Ile be sworne, I haue power to shame him hence. And I'll be sworn I have power to shame him hence. 1H4 III.i.57
Oh, while you liue, tell truth, and shame the Deuill. O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the devil! 1H4 III.i.58
Come, come, no more of this vnprofitable Chat. Come, come, no more of this unprofitable chat. 1H4 III.i.59
Three times hath Henry Bullingbrooke made head Three times hath Henry Bolingbroke made headhead (n.)
fighting force, army, body of troops
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Against my Power: thrice from the Banks of Wye, Against my power, thrice from the banks of Wyepower (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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And sandy-bottom'd Seuerne, haue I hent him And sandy-bottomed Severn have I sent him 1H4 III.i.62
Bootlesse home, and Weather-beaten backe. Bootless home, and weather-beaten back.bootless (adv.)

old form: Bootlesse
fruitlessly, uselessly, unsuccessfully, in vain
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Home without Bootes, / And in foule Weather too, Home without boots, and in foul weather too! 1H4 III.i.64
How scapes he Agues in the Deuils name? How scapes he agues, in the devil's name?scape, 'scape (v.)
escape, avoid
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ague (n.)
fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
Come, heere's the Mappe: / Shall wee diuide our Right, Come, here is the map, shall we divide our rightright (n.)
just claim, rights, title
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According to our three-fold order ta'ne? According to our threefold order taken?order (n.)
agreement, arrangement, entente
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threefold (adj.)

old form: three-fold
triple, three-part
The Arch-Deacon hath diuided it The Archdeacon hath divided it 1H4 III.i.68
Into three Limits, very equally: Into three limits very equally.limit (n.)
delimited territory, precinct, bounded region
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England, from Trent, and Seuerne. hitherto, England, from Trent and Severn hitherto,hitherto (adv.)
to this point, up to here
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Trent (n.)
river flowing south and then north-east in the English Midlands
Severn (n.)
English river flowing south into the Bristol Channel
By South and East, is to my part assign'd: By south and east is to my part assigned. 1H4 III.i.71
All Westward, Wales, beyond the Seuerne shore, All westward, Wales beyond the Severn shore, 1H4 III.i.72
And all the fertile Land within that bound, And all the fertile land within that bound, 1H4 III.i.73
To Owen Glendower: And deare Couze, to you To Owen Glendower. And, dear coz, to you 1H4 III.i.74
The remnant Northward, lying off from Trent. The remnant northward lying off from Trent. 1H4 III.i.75
And our Indentures Tripartite are drawne: And our indentures tripartite are drawn,indenture (n.)
(plural) [legal] joint agreement, articles of agreement
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tripartite (adj.)
triple, three-part
draw (v.)

old form: drawne
draw up, draft, frame
Which being sealed enterchangeably, Which being sealed interchangeablyinterchangeably (adv.)

old form: enterchangeably
in turn, in exchange, reciprocally
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(A Businesse that this Night may execute) A business that this night may executeexecute (v.)
carry out, fulfil, perform
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night (n.)
To morrow, Cousin Percy, you and I, Tomorrow, cousin Percy, you and I 1H4 III.i.79
And my good Lord of Worcester, will set forth, And my good Lord of Worcester will set forth 1H4 III.i.80
To meete your Father, and the Scottish Power, To meet your father and the Scottish power,power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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As is appointed vs at Shrewsbury. As is appointed us, at Shrewsbury. 1H4 III.i.82
My Father Glendower is not readie yet, My father Glendower is not ready yet, 1H4 III.i.83
Nor shall wee neede his helpe these foureteene dayes: Not shall we need his help these fourteen days. 1H4 III.i.84
Within that space, you may haue drawne together (To Glendower) Within that space you may have drawn togetherdraw (v.)
bring together, draw in, gather
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Your Tenants, Friends, and neighbouring Gentlemen. Your tenants, friends, and neighbouring gentlemen. 1H4 III.i.86
A shorter time shall send me to you, Lords: A shorter time shall send me to you, lords, 1H4 III.i.87
And in my Conduct shall your Ladies come, And in my conduct shall your ladies come,conduct (n.)
care, protection
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From whom you now must steale, and take no leaue, From whom you now must steal and take no leave, 1H4 III.i.89
For there will be a World of Water shed, For there will be a world of water shedwater (n.)
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Vpon the parting of your Wiues and you. Upon the parting of your wives and you. 1H4 III.i.91
Me thinks my Moity, North from Burton here, Methinks my moiety, north from Burton here,methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
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moiety (n.)

old form: Moity
share, portion, part
Burton (n.)
town in the English Midlands, on the River Trent
In quantitie equals not one of yours: In quantity equals not one of yours. 1H4 III.i.93
See, how this Riuer comes me cranking in, See how this river comes me cranking in,crank (v.)
wind, twist, zigzag
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And cuts me from the best of all my Land, And cuts me from the best of all my land 1H4 III.i.95
A huge halfe Moone, a monstrous Cantle out. A huge half-moon, a monstrous cantle out.cantle (n.)
segment, corner, slice
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Ile haue the Currant in this place damn'd vp, I'll have the current in this place dammed up, 1H4 III.i.97
And here the smug and Siluer Trent shall runne, And here the smug and silver Trent shall runsmug (adj.)
placid, tranquil, smooth-running
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In a new Channell, faire and euenly: In a new channel fair and evenly.evenly (adv.)

old form: euenly
directly, in a straight line
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It shall not winde with such a deepe indent, It shall not wind with such a deep indent,indent (n.)
indentation, gouge, recess
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To rob me of so rich a Bottome here. To rob me of so rich a bottom here.bottom (n.)

old form: Bottome
valley, hollow, dell
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Not winde? it shall, it must, you see it doth. Not wind? It shall, it must – you see it doth. 1H4 III.i.102
Yea, 1H4 III.i.103
Yea, but marke how he beares his course, But mark how he bears his course, and runs me upmark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
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And runnes me vp, with like aduantage on the other side, With like advantage on the other side,like (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
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Gelding the opposed Continent as much, Gelding the opposed continent as muchopposed (adj.)
opposite, facing
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geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt
deprive, strip, dispossess
continent (n.)
bank, embankment, course
As on the other side it takes from you. As on the other side it takes from you. 1H4 III.i.107
Yea, but a little Charge will trench him here, Yea, but a little charge will trench him here,trench (v.)
divert by means of a trench
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charge (n.)
expense, cost, outlay
And on this North side winne this Cape of Land, And on this north side win this cape of land, 1H4 III.i.109
And then he runnes straight and euen. And then he runs straight and even. 1H4 III.i.110
Ile haue it so, a little Charge will doe it. I'll have it so, a little charge will do it.charge (n.)
expense, cost, outlay
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Ile not haue it alter'd. I'll not have it altered. 1H4 III.i.112.1
Will not you? Will not you? 1H4 III.i.112.2
No, nor you shall not. No, nor you shall not. 1H4 III.i.113.1
Who shall say me nay? Who shall say me nay? 1H4 III.i.113.2
Why, that will I. Why, that will I. 1H4 III.i.114
Let me not vnderstand you then, speake it in Welsh. Let me not understand you then, speak it in Welsh. 1H4 III.i.115
I can speake English, Lord, as well as you: I can speak English, lord, as well as you, 1H4 III.i.116
For I was trayn'd vp in the English Court; For I was trained up in the English court, 1H4 III.i.117
Where, being but young, I framed to the Harpe Where being but young I framed to the harp 1H4 III.i.118
Many an English Dittie, louely well, Many an English ditty lovely well,ditty (n.)

old form: Dittie
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And gaue the Tongue a helpefull Ornament; And gave the tongue a helpful ornamentornament (n.)
special quality, distinction
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tongue (n.)
speech, expression, language, words, voice
A Vertue that was neuer seene in you. A virtue that was never seen in you. 1H4 III.i.121
Marry, and I am glad of it with all my heart, Marry and I am glad of it with all my heart!marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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I had rather be a Kitten, and cry mew, I had rather be a kitten and cry ‘ mew ’ 1H4 III.i.123
Then one of these same Meeter Ballad-mongers: Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers.metre (adj.)

old form: Meeter
metrical, doggerel
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I had rather heare a Brazen Candlestick turn'd, I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned,canstick (n.)

old form: Candlestick
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Or a dry Wheele grate on the Axle-tree, Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree,axletree, axle-tree (n.)
wooden beam acting as the pivot for a cart wheel
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And that would set my teeth nothing an edge, And that would set my teeth nothing on edge, 1H4 III.i.127
Nothing so much, as mincing Poetrie; Nothing so much as mincing poetry.mincing (adj.)
affected, pretentious, daintily moving
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'Tis like the forc't gate of a shuffling Nagge. 'Tis like the forced gait of a shuffling nag. 1H4 III.i.129
Come, you shall haue Trent turn'd. Come, you shall have Trent turned. 1H4 III.i.130
I doe not care: Ile giue thrice so much Land I do not care, I'll give thrice so much land 1H4 III.i.131
To any well-deseruing friend; To any well-deserving friend. 1H4 III.i.132
But in the way of Bargaine, marke ye me, But in the way of bargain, mark ye me,mark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
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Ile cauill on the ninth part of a hayre. I'll cavil on the ninth part of a hair.cavil (v.)

old form: cauill
dispute over details, raise pointless objections
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Are the Indentures drawne? shall we be gone? Are the indentures drawn? Shall we be gone?indenture (n.)
(plural) [legal] joint agreement, articles of agreement
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draw (v.)

old form: drawne
draw up, draft, frame
The Moone shines faire, / You may away by Night: The moon shines fair, you may away by night.fair (adv.)

old form: faire
well, nobly, beautifully
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Ile haste the Writer; and withall, I'll haste the writer, and withal 1H4 III.i.137
Breake with your Wiues, of your departure hence: Break with your wives of your departure hence.break (v.)

old form: Breake
reveal, disclose, impart
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I am afraid my Daughter will runne madde, I am afraid my daughter will run mad, 1H4 III.i.139
So much she doteth on her Mortimer.So much she doteth on her Mortimer. 1H4 III.i.140
Exit.Exit 1H4 III.i.140
Fie, Cousin Percy, how you crosse my Father. Fie, cousin Percy, how you cross my father! 1H4 III.i.141
I cannot chuse: sometime he angers me, I cannot choose. Sometime he angers me 1H4 III.i.142
With telling me of the Moldwarpe and the Ant, With telling me of the moldwarp and the ant,moldwarp (n.)

old form: Moldwarpe
mole [animal]
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Of the Dreamer Merlin, and his Prophecies; Of the dreamer Merlin and his prophecies,Merlin (n.)
good wizard or sage whose magic helped King Arthur; famous for his prophecies
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And of a Dragon, and a finne-lesse Fish, And of a dragon and a finless fish, 1H4 III.i.145
A clip-wing'd Griffin, and a moulten Rauen, A clip-winged griffin and a moulten raven,clip-winged (adj.)

old form: clip-wing'd
with wings clipped
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moulten (adj.)
having moulted
griffin (n.)
fabulous beast, part lion part eagle
A couching Lyon, and a ramping Cat, A couching lion and a ramping cat,ramping (adj.)
rampant, rearing up
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couching (adj.)
[heraldry] lying down, crouching
And such a deale of skimble-skamble Stuffe, And such a deal of skimble-skamble stuffskimble-skamble (adj.)
nonsensical, incoherent, rubbishy
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As puts me from my Faith. I tell you what, As puts me from my faith. I tell you what –  1H4 III.i.149
He held me last Night, at least, nine howres, He held me last night at least nine hours 1H4 III.i.150
In reckning vp the seuerall Deuils Names, In reckoning up the several devils' namesseveral (adj.)

old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
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That were his Lacqueyes: / I cry'd hum, and well, goe too, That were his lackeys. I cried ‘ Hum,’ and ‘ Well, go to!’ 1H4 III.i.152
But mark'd him not a word. O, he is as tedious But marked him not a word. O, he is as tediousmark (v.)

old form: mark'd
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
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As a tyred Horse, a rayling Wife, As a tired horse, a railing wife,railing (adj.)

old form: rayling
abusive, derisive, haranguing
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Worse then a smoakie House. I had rather liue Worse than a smoky house. I had rather live 1H4 III.i.155
With Cheese and Garlick in a Windmill farre, With cheese and garlic in a windmill, far, 1H4 III.i.156
Then feede on Cates, and haue him talke to me, Than feed on cates and have him talk to mecates (n.)
(plural) delicacies, choice foodstuffs
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In any Summer-House in Christendome. In any summer house in Christendom. 1H4 III.i.158
In faith he was a worthy Gentleman, In faith, he is a worthy gentleman, 1H4 III.i.159
Exceeding well read, and profited, Exceedingly well read, and profitedprofited (adj.)
proficient, advanced, skilful
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In strange Concealements: / Valiant as a Lyon, In strange concealments, valiant as a lion,strange (adj.)
rare, singular, exceptional
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concealment (n.)

old form: Concealements
secret arts, esoteric knowledge, mystery
and wondrous affable, / And as Bountifull, And wondrous affable, and as bountiful 1H4 III.i.162
as Mynes of India. / Shall I tell you, Cousin, As mines of India. Shall I tell you, cousin? 1H4 III.i.163
He holds your temper in a high respect, He holds your temper in a high respecttemper (n.)
frame of mind, temperament, disposition
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And curbes himselfe, euen of his naturall scope, And curbs himself even of his natural scopescope (n.)
goal, prospect, purpose, aim
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When you doe crosse his humor: 'faith he does. When you come 'cross his humour, faith he does.humour (n.)

old form: humor
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
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I warrant you, that man is not aliue, I warrant you that man is not alivewarrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
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Might so haue tempted him, as you haue done, Might so have tempted him as you have done 1H4 III.i.168
Without the taste of danger, and reproofe: Without the taste of danger and reproof. 1H4 III.i.169
But doe not vse it oft, let me entreat you. But do not use it oft, let me entreat you.oft (adv.)
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In faith, my Lord, you are too wilfull blame, In faith, my lord, you are too wilful-blame,wilful-blame (adj.)

old form: wilfull blame
wilfully blameworthy, at fault for being too obstinate
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And since your comming hither, haue done enough, And since your coming hither have done enough 1H4 III.i.172
To put him quite besides his patience. To put him quite besides his patience. 1H4 III.i.173
You must needes learne, Lord, to amend this fault: You must needs learn, lord, to amend this fault.amend (v.)
cure, heal, improve
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Though sometimes it shew Greatnesse, Courage, Blood, Though sometimes it show greatness, courage, bloodblood (n.)
spirit, vigour, mettle
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And that's the dearest grace it renders you; And that's the dearest grace it renders you – grace (n.)
honour, favour, recognition, respect
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dear (adj.)
noble, honourable, worthy
Yet oftentimes it doth present harsh Rage, Yet oftentimes it doth present harsh rage,present (v.)
show, reveal, manifest
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Defect of Manners, want of Gouernment, Defect of manners, want of government,want (n.)
lack, shortage, dearth
1H4 III.i.178
government (n.)

old form: Gouernment
self-control, self-discipline, moral conduct
Pride, Haughtinesse, Opinion, and Disdaine: Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain,opinion (n.)
arrogance, self-conceit, hubris
1H4 III.i.179
The least of which, haunting a Nobleman, The least of which haunting a nobleman 1H4 III.i.180
Loseth mens hearts, and leaues behinde a stayne Loseth men's hearts and leaves behind a stainstain (n.)

old form: stayne
disgrace, shame
1H4 III.i.181
Vpon the beautie of all parts besides, Upon the beauty of all parts besides, 1H4 III.i.182
Beguiling them of commendation. Beguiling them of commendation.beguile (v.)
cheat, deceive, trick
1H4 III.i.183
Well, I am school'd: / Good-manners be your speede; Well, I am schooled – good manners be your speed!speed (n.)

old form: speede
success, fortune, good luck
1H4 III.i.184
Heere come your Wiues, and let vs take our leaue. Here come our wives, and let us take our leave. 1H4 III.i.185
Enter Glendower, with the Ladies.Enter Glendower with the ladies 1H4 III.i.186.1
This is the deadly spight, that angers me, This is the deadly spite that angers me,spite (n.)
annoyance, vexation, irritation
1H4 III.i.186
My Wife can speake no English, I no Welsh. My wife can speak no English, I no Welsh. 1H4 III.i.187
My Daughter weepes, shee'le not part with you, My daughter weeps, she'll not part with you; 1H4 III.i.188
Shee'le be a Souldier too, shee'le to the Warres. She'll be a soldier too, she'll to the wars. 1H4 III.i.189
Good Father tell her, that she and my Aunt Percy Good father, tell her that she and my aunt Percy 1H4 III.i.190
Shall follow in your Conduct speedily. Shall follow in your conduct speedily. 1H4 III.i.191
Glendower speakes to her in Welsh, and she answeres him Glendower speaks to her in Welsh, and she answers him 1H4 III.i.192.1
in the same. in the same 1H4 III.i.192.2
Shee is desperate heere: / A peeuish selfe-will'd She is desperate here, a peevish self-willed 1H4 III.i.192
Harlotry, / One that no perswasion can doe good vpon. harlotry, one that no persuasion can do good upon.harlotry (n.)
[affectionate] little wretch, baggage
1H4 III.i.193
The Lady speakes in Welsh.The lady speaks in Welsh 1H4 III.i.194
I vnderstand thy Lookes: that pretty Welsh I understand thy looks, that pretty Welsh 1H4 III.i.194
Which thou powr'st down from these swelling Heauens, Which thou pourest down from these swelling heavensswelling (adj.)
tearful, overflowing, brimming with tears
1H4 III.i.195
I am too perfect in: and but for shame, I am too perfect in, and but for shame 1H4 III.i.196
In such a parley should I answere thee. In such a parley should I answer thee.parle, parley (n.)
talk, conversation, discourse
1H4 III.i.197
The Lady againe in welsh.The lady speaks again in Welsh 1H4 III.i.198
I vnderstand thy Kisses, and thou mine, I understand thy kisses, and thou mine, 1H4 III.i.198
And that's a feeling disputation: And that's a feeling disputation,disputation (n.)
dialogue, discourse, conversation
1H4 III.i.199
But I will neuer be a Truant, Loue, But I will never be a truant, love, 1H4 III.i.200
Till I haue learn'd thy Language: for thy tongue Till I have learnt thy language, for thy tongue 1H4 III.i.201
Makes Welsh as sweet as Ditties highly penn'd, Makes Welsh as sweet as ditties highly penned,highly (adv.)
in high style, in an elevated manner
1H4 III.i.202
Sung by a faire Queene in a Summers Bowre, Sung by a fair queen in a summer's bower 1H4 III.i.203
With rauishing Diuision to her Lute. With ravishing division to her lute.division (n.)

old form: Diuision
[music] variation, modulation
1H4 III.i.204
Nay, if thou melt, then will she runne madde. Nay, if you melt, then will she run mad. 1H4 III.i.205
The Lady speakes againe in Welsh.The lady speaks again in Welsh 1H4 III.i.206
O, I am Ignorance it selfe in this. O, I am ignorance itself in this! 1H4 III.i.206
She bids you, She bids you on the wanton rushes lay you down,wanton (adj.)
luxuriant, flourishing, lush, profuse in growth
1H4 III.i.207
On the wanton Rushes lay you downe, And rest your gentle head upon her lap,gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
1H4 III.i.208
And rest your gentle Head vpon her Lappe, And she will sing the song that pleaseth you, 1H4 III.i.209
And she will sing the Song that pleaseth you, And on your Eye-lids Crowne the God of Sleepe, And on your eyelids crown the god of sleep,crown (v.)

old form: Crowne
enthrone, give absolute power to
1H4 III.i.210
Charming your blood with pleasing heauinesse; Charming your blood with pleasing heaviness, 1H4 III.i.211
Making such difference betwixt Wake and Sleepe, Making such difference 'twixt wake and sleep 1H4 III.i.212
As is the difference betwixt Day and Night, As is the difference betwixt day and night, 1H4 III.i.213
The houre before the Heauenly Harneis'd Teeme The hour before the heavenly-harnessed team 1H4 III.i.214
Begins his Golden Progresse in the East. Begins his golden progress in the east. 1H4 III.i.215
With all my heart Ile sit, and heare her sing: With all my heart I'll sit and hear her sing, 1H4 III.i.216
By that time will our Booke, I thinke, be drawne. By that time will our book I think be drawndraw (v.)

old form: drawne
draw up, draft, frame
1H4 III.i.217
book (n.)

old form: Booke
deed, charter, set of indentures
Doe so: / And those Musitians that shall play to you, Do so, and those musicians that shall play to you 1H4 III.i.218
Hang in the Ayre a thousand Leagues from thence; Hang in the air a thousand leagues from hence, 1H4 III.i.219
And straight they shall be here: sit, and attend. And straight they shall be here. Sit, and attend.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
1H4 III.i.220
attend (v.)
listen [to], pay attention [to]
Come Kate, thou art perfect in lying downe: Come, Kate, thou art perfect in lying down. 1H4 III.i.221
Come, quicke, quicke, that I may lay my Head in thy / Lappe. Come, quick, quick, that I may lay my head in thy lap. 1H4 III.i.222
Goe, ye giddy-Goose. Go, ye giddy goose. 1H4 III.i.223
The Musicke playes.The music plays 1H4 III.i.224
Now I perceiue the Deuill vnderstands Welsh, Now I perceive the devil understands Welsh, 1H4 III.i.224
And 'tis no maruell he is so humorous: And 'tis no marvel he is so humorous, 1H4 III.i.225
Byrlady hee's a good Musitian. By'r lady, he is a good musician. 1H4 III.i.226
Then would you be nothing but Musicall, Then should you be nothing but musical, 1H4 III.i.227
For you are altogether gouerned by humors: For you are altogether governed by humours. 1H4 III.i.228
Lye still ye Theefe, and heare the Lady sing in Welsh. Lie still, ye thief, and hear the lady sing in Welsh.thief (n.)

old form: Theefe
villain, scoundrel, rogue, wretch
1H4 III.i.229
I had rather heare (Lady) my Brach howle in / Irish. I had rather hear Lady my brach howl in Irish.brach (n.)
hound [which hunts by scent], bitch
1H4 III.i.230
Would'st haue thy Head broken? Wouldst thou have thy head broken?break (v.)
crack, split, beat
1H4 III.i.231
No. No. 1H4 III.i.232
Then be still. Then be still.still (adj.)
silent, quiet
1H4 III.i.233
Neyther, 'tis a Womans fault. Neither, 'tis a woman's fault. 1H4 III.i.234
Now God helpe thee. Now, God help thee! 1H4 III.i.235
To the Welsh Ladies Bed. To the Welsh lady's bed. 1H4 III.i.236
What's that? What's that? 1H4 III.i.237
Peace, shee sings. Peace, she sings. 1H4 III.i.238
Heere the Lady sings a Welsh Song.Here the lady sings a Welsh song 1H4 III.i.239
Come, Ile haue your Song too. Come, Kate, I'll have your song too. 1H4 III.i.239
Not mine, in good sooth. Not mine, in good sooth.sooth (n.)
truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]
1H4 III.i.240
Not yours, in good sooth? You sweare like Not yours, in good sooth! Heart! you swear like 1H4 III.i.241
a Comfit-makers Wife: / Not you, in good sooth; and, a comfit-maker's wife – ‘ Not you, in good sooth!’, andcomfit-maker (n.)
confectioner, maker of sweetmeats
1H4 III.i.242
as true as I liue; / And, as God shall mend me; and, ‘ As true as I live!’, and ‘ As God shall mend me!’, andmend (v.)
amend, save [in emphatic expressions]
1H4 III.i.243
as sure as day: ‘ As sure as day!’ –  1H4 III.i.244
And giuest such Sarcenet suretie for thy Oathes, And givest such sarcenet surety for thy oathssarcenet, sarsanet (adj.)
of thin silk, light, flimsy
1H4 III.i.245
surety (n.)

old form: suretie
guarantee, ratification, warrant
As if thou neuer walk'st further then Finsbury. As if thou never walkest further than Finsbury. 1H4 III.i.246
Sweare me, Kate, like a Lady, as thou art, Swear me, Kate, like a lady as thou art,lady (n.)
aristocrat, noble
1H4 III.i.247
A good mouth-filling Oath: and leaue in sooth, A good mouth-filling oath, and leave ‘ In sooth,’ 1H4 III.i.248
And such protest of Pepper Ginger-bread, And such protest of pepper-gingerbread,protest (n.)
protestation, declaration, avowal
1H4 III.i.249
pepper-gingerbread (n.)hot-spiced gingerbread
To Veluet-Guards, and Sunday-Citizens. To velvet-guards, and Sunday citizens.velvet-guard (n.)

old form: Veluet-Guards
[someone who wears] velvet trimming
1H4 III.i.250
Come, sing. Come, sing. 1H4 III.i.251
I will not sing. I will not sing. 1H4 III.i.252
'Tis the next way to turne Taylor, or be Red-brest 'Tis the next way to turn tailor, or be redbreast 1H4 III.i.253
teacher: and the Indentures be drawne, Ile away within teacher. An the indentures be drawn I'll away withinindenture (n.)
(plural) [legal] joint agreement, articles of agreement
1H4 III.i.254
and, an (conj.)
if, whether
draw (v.)

old form: drawne
draw up, draft, frame
these two howres: and so come in, when yee will.these two hours. And so, come in when ye will.  1H4 III.i.255
Exit.Exit 1H4 III.i.255
Come, come, Lord Mortimer, you are as slow, Come, come, Lord Mortimer, you are as slow 1H4 III.i.256
As hot Lord Percy is on fire to goe. As hot Lord Percy is on fire to go. 1H4 III.i.257
By this our Booke is drawne: wee'le but seale, By this our book is drawn – we'll but seal,draw (v.)

old form: drawne
draw up, draft, frame
1H4 III.i.258
book (n.)

old form: Booke
deed, charter, set of indentures
And then to Horse immediately. And then to horse immediately. 1H4 III.i.259.1
With all my heart.With all my heart. 1H4 III.i.259.2
Exeunt.Exeunt 1H4 III.i.259
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