Henry VI Part 2
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Enter the Witch, the two Priests, Enter the witch, Margery Jourdain, the two priests, 2H6 I.iv.1.1
and Bullingbrooke.Hume and Southwell, and Bolingbroke 2H6 I.iv.1.2
Hume. HUME 
Come my Masters, the Duchesse I tell you expects Come, my masters, the Duchess, I tell you, expects 2H6 I.iv.1
performance of your promises.performance of your promises. 2H6 I.iv.2
Bulling. BOLINGBROKE 
Master Hume, we are therefore prouided: Master Hume, we are therefore provided.provided (adj.)
old form: prouided
prepared, ready, provided with necessities
2H6 I.iv.3
will her Ladyship behold and heare our Exorcismes?Will her ladyship behold and hear our exorcisms?exorcism (n.)
old form: Exorcismes
calling up of spirits, conjuration
2H6 I.iv.4
Hume. HUME 
I, what else? feare you not her courage.Ay, what else? Fear you not her courage.fear (v.)
old form: feare
doubt, mistrust
2H6 I.iv.5
Bulling. BOLINGBROKE 
I haue heard her reported to be a Woman ofI have heard her reported to be a woman of 2H6 I.iv.6
an inuincible spirit: but it shall be conuenient, Masteran invincible spirit; but it shall be convenient, Master 2H6 I.iv.7
Hume, that you be by her aloft, while wee be busie below; Hume, that you be by her aloft, while we be busy below; 2H6 I.iv.8
and so I pray you goe in Gods Name, and leaue vs.and so I pray you go in God's name, and leave us. 2H6 I.iv.9
Exit Hume. Exit Hume 2H6 I.iv.9
Mother Iordan, be you prostrate, and grouell on theMother Jourdain, be you prostrate and grovel on the 2H6 I.iv.10
Earth; Iohn Southwell reade you, and let vs to our worke.earth. John Southwell, read you; and let us to our work. 2H6 I.iv.11
Enter Elianor aloft.Enter the Duchess of Gloucester aloft, Hume following 2H6 I.iv.12
Elianor. DUCHESS 
Well said my Masters, and welcome all: To this Well said, my masters, and welcome all. To this 2H6 I.iv.12
geere, the sooner the better.gear the sooner the better.gear (n.)
old form: geere
business, affair, matter
2H6 I.iv.13
Bullin. BOLINGBROKE 
Patience, good Lady, Wizards know their times:Patience, good lady; wizards know their times. 2H6 I.iv.14
Deepe Night, darke Night, the silent of the Night,Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night,silent (n.)time of silence2H6 I.iv.15
The time of Night when Troy was set on fire,The time of night when Troy was set on fire,Troy (n.)ancient city of W Turkey, besieged for 10 years during the Trojan Wars; also called Ilium, Ilion2H6 I.iv.16
The time when Screech-owles cry, and Bandogs howle,The time when screech-owls cry and ban-dogs howl,ban-dog (n.)
old form: Bandogs
chained dog, tethered hound
2H6 I.iv.17
screech-owl (n.)
old form: Screech-owles
barn-owl [thought to be a bird of ill omen]
And Spirits walke, and Ghosts breake vp their Graues;And spirits walk, and ghosts break up their graves,break up (v.)
old form: breake vp
break out of, rise up from
2H6 I.iv.18
That time best fits the worke we haue in hand.That time best fits the work we have in hand. 2H6 I.iv.19
Madame, sit you, and feare not: whom wee rayse,Madam, sit you and fear not. Whom we raise 2H6 I.iv.20
Wee will make fast within a hallow'd Verge.We will make fast within a hallowed verge.hallowed verge
old form: hallow'd
magic circle, charmed ring
2H6 I.iv.21
Here doe the Ceremonies belonging, and make the Here they do the ceremonies belonging, and make the 2H6 I.iv.22.1
Circle, Bullingbrooke or Southwell reades, Coniurocircle. Bolingbroke or Southwell reads ‘Conjuro 2H6 I.iv.22.2
te, &c. It Thunders and Lightens terribly: then the te' etc. It thunders and lightens terribly; then the 2H6 I.iv.22.3
Spirit riseth.Spirit riseth 2H6 I.iv.22.4
Spirit. SPIRIT 
Ad sum.Adsum. 2H6 I.iv.22
Witch. JOURDAIN 
Asmath, Asmath! 2H6 I.iv.23
by the eternall God, / Whose name and power By the eternal God, whose name and powerpower (n.)authority, government2H6 I.iv.24
thou tremblest at, / Answere that I shall aske: Thou tremblest at, answer that I shall ask; 2H6 I.iv.25
for till thou speake, / Thou shalt not passe from hence.For till thou speak, thou shalt not pass from hence. 2H6 I.iv.26
Spirit. SPIRIT 
Aske what thou wilt; that I had sayd, and done.Ask what thou wilt. That I had said and done! 2H6 I.iv.27
Bulling. BOLINGBROKE  
(reads) 2H6 I.iv.28
First of the King: What shall of him become? First, of the King: what shall of him become? 2H6 I.iv.28
Spirit. SPIRIT 
The Duke yet liues, that Henry shall depose:The duke yet lives that Henry shall depose; 2H6 I.iv.29
But him out-liue, and dye a violent death.But him outlive, and die a violent death. 2H6 I.iv.30
As the Spirit speaks, Bolingbroke writes the answer 2H6 I.iv.31
Bulling. BOLINGBROKE  
(reads) 2H6 I.iv.31
What fates await the Duke of Suffolke?What fates await the Duke of Suffolk? 2H6 I.iv.31
Spirit. SPIRIT 
By Water shall he dye, and take his end.By water shall he die, and take his end.end (n.)death, ending [of life]2H6 I.iv.32
Bulling. BOLINGBROKE  
(reads) 2H6 I.iv.33.1
What shall befall the Duke of Somerset?What shall befall the Duke of Somerset?befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen to, come to2H6 I.iv.33
Spirit. SPIRIT 
Let him shun Castles,Let him shun castles; 2H6 I.iv.34
Safer shall he be vpon the sandie Plaines,Safer shall he be upon the sandy plains 2H6 I.iv.35
Then where Castles mounted stand.Than where castles mounted stand. 2H6 I.iv.36
Haue done, for more I hardly can endure.Have done, for more I hardly can endure. 2H6 I.iv.37
Bulling. BOLINGBROKE 
Discend to Darknesse, and the burning Lake:Descend to darkness and the burning lake! 2H6 I.iv.38
False Fiend auoide.False fiend, avoid!avoid (v.)
old form: auoide
be off, be gone, go away
2H6 I.iv.39
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
Thunder and Lightning. Exit Spirit.Thunder and lightning. Exit Spirit 2H6 I.iv.40.1
Enter the Duke of Yorke and the Duke of BuckinghamEnter the Duke of York and the Duke of Buckingham 2H6 I.iv.40.2
with their Guard, with their guard, Sir Humphrey Stafford as captain, 2H6 I.iv.40.3
and breake in.and break inbreak in (v.)burst in, enter abruptly2H6 I.iv.40.4
Yorke. YORK 
Lay hands vpon these Traytors, and their trash:Lay hands upon these traitors and their trash.trash (n.)rubbish, stuff, paraphernalia2H6 I.iv.40
Beldam I thinke we watcht you at an ynch.Beldam, I think we watched you at an inch.beldam, beldame (n.)hag, witch, loathsome old woman2H6 I.iv.41
inch, at an
old form: ynch
very closely, instantly ready [to act]
watch (v.)
old form: watcht
keep in view, catch in the act
What Madame, are you there? the King & CommonwealeWhat, madam, are you there? The King and commonwealcommonweal, commonwealth (n.)
old form: Commonweale
state, nation, community, body politic
2H6 I.iv.42
Are deepely indebted for this peece of paines;Are deeply indebted for this piece of pains.pain (n.)
old form: paines
effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
2H6 I.iv.43
My Lord Protector will, I doubt it not,My Lord Protector will, I doubt it not, 2H6 I.iv.44
See you well guerdon'd for these good deserts.See you well guerdoned for these good deserts.desert, desart (n.)worthy deed, meritorious action2H6 I.iv.45
guerdon (v.)
old form: guerdon'd
reward, recompense
Elianor. DUCHESS 
Not halfe so bad as thine to Englands King,Not half so bad as thine to England's king, 2H6 I.iv.46
Iniurious Duke, that threatest where's no cause.Injurious duke, that threatest where's no cause.injurious (adj.)
old form: Iniurious
insulting, slanderous, offensive
2H6 I.iv.47
threat (v.)threaten
Buck. BUCKINGHAM 
True Madame, none at all: what call you this?True, madam, none at all. What call you this? 2H6 I.iv.48
Away with them, let them be clapt vp close,Away with them, let them be clapped up close,clap up (v.)
old form: clapt vp
shut up, imprison
2H6 I.iv.49
close (adv.)securely, in strict confinement
And kept asunder: you Madame shall with vs.And kept asunder. You, madam, shall with us.asunder (adv.)separated, apart from each other2H6 I.iv.50
Stafford take her to thee.Stafford, take her to thee. 2H6 I.iv.51
Exeunt above the Duchess and Hume, guarded 2H6 I.iv.51
Wee'le see your Trinkets here all forth-comming.We'll see your trinkets here all forthcoming.forthcoming (adj.)
old form: forth-comming
producable in court, available as evidence / as a witness
2H6 I.iv.52
trinkets (n.)bits and pieces, paraphernalia
All away. All away! 2H6 I.iv.53
Exit. Exeunt Jourdain, Southwell, 2H6 I.iv.53.1
Bolingbroke, escorted by Stafford 2H6 I.iv.53.2
and the guard 2H6 I.iv.53.3
Yorke. YORK 
Lord Buckingham, me thinks you watcht her well:Lord Buckingham, methinks you watched her well.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
2H6 I.iv.54
watch (v.)
old form: watcht
keep in view, catch in the act
A pretty Plot, well chosen to build vpon.A pretty plot, well chosen to build upon! 2H6 I.iv.55
Now pray my Lord, let's see the Deuils Writ.Now pray, my lord, let's see the devil's writ.writ (n.)writing, text2H6 I.iv.56
What haue we here? What have we here? 2H6 I.iv.57
Reades. The Duke yet liues, that Henry shall depose:(Reads) The duke yet lives that Henry shall depose; 2H6 I.iv.58
But him out-liue, and dye a violent death.But him outlive and die a violent death. 2H6 I.iv.59
Why this is iust, Why, this is justjust (adv.)
old form: iust
exactly, precisely
2H6 I.iv.60
Aio Aeacida Romanos vincere posso.Aio te, Aeacida, Romanos vincere posse.Aeacus (n.)[pron: 'eeakus] son of Zeus and Aegina, an ancestor of Achilles2H6 I.iv.61
aio te...I proclaim that you, the descendant of Aeacus, can conquer the Romans; or: I proclaim that the Romans can conquer you, the descendant of Aeacus
Well, to the rest:Well, to the rest: 2H6 I.iv.62
Tell me what fate awaits the Duke of Suffolke?Tell me what fate awaits the Duke of Suffolk? 2H6 I.iv.63
By Water shall he dye, and take his end.By water shall he die, and take his end. 2H6 I.iv.64
What shall betide the Duke of Somerset?What shall befall the Duke of Somerset? 2H6 I.iv.65
Let him shunne Castles,Let him shun castles; 2H6 I.iv.66
Safer shall he be vpon the sandie Plaines,Safer shall he be upon the sandy plains 2H6 I.iv.67
Then where Castles mounted stand.Than where castles mounted stand. 2H6 I.iv.68
Come, come, my Lords, / These Oracles Come, come, my lords, these oracles 2H6 I.iv.69
are hardly attain'd, / And hardly vnderstood.Are hardly attained and hardly understood.attain (v.)
old form: attain'd
obtain, acquire, gain
2H6 I.iv.70
hardly (adv.)with great difficulty, only with difficulty
The King is now in progresse towards Saint Albones,The King is now in progress towards Saint Albans;progress (n.)
old form: progresse
state passage, royal journey
2H6 I.iv.71
With him, the Husband of this louely Lady:With him the husband of this lovely lady. 2H6 I.iv.72
Thither goes these Newes, / As fast as Horse can carry them:Thither goes these news, as fast as horse can carry them –  2H6 I.iv.73
A sorry Breakfast for my Lord Protector.A sorry breakfast for my Lord Protector. 2H6 I.iv.74
Buck. BUCKINGHAM 
Your Grace shal giue me leaue, my Lord of York,Your grace shall give me leave, my lord of York, 2H6 I.iv.75
To be the Poste, in hope of his reward.To be the post, in hope of his reward.post (n.)
old form: Poste
express messenger, courier
2H6 I.iv.76
Yorke. YORK 
At your pleasure, my good Lord. / Who's within there, hoe?At your pleasure, my good lord. Who's within there, ho? 2H6 I.iv.77
Enter a Seruingman.Enter a servingman 2H6 I.iv.78
Inuite my Lords of Salisbury and WarwickInvite my lords of Salisbury and Warwick 2H6 I.iv.78
To suppe with me to morrow Night. Away.To sup with me tomorrow night. Away!sup (v.)
old form: suppe
have supper
2H6 I.iv.79
Exeunt 2H6 I.iv.79
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