Henry VI Part 2
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Enter Yorke, Salisbury, and Warwick.Enter York, Salisbury, and Warwick 2H6 II.ii.1
Yorke. YORK 
Now my good Lords of Salisbury & Warwick,Now, my good lords of Salisbury and Warwick, 2H6 II.ii.1
Our simple Supper ended, giue me leaue,Our simple supper ended, give me leave, 2H6 II.ii.2
In this close Walke, to satisfie my selfe,In this close walk, to satisfy myselfwalk (n.)
old form: Walke
garden path, walkway
2H6 II.ii.3
close (adj.)private, secluded, sequestered
In crauing your opinion of my Title,In craving your opinion of my title,title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement2H6 II.ii.4
crave (v.)
old form: crauing
beg, entreat, request
Which is infallible, to Englands Crowne.Which is infallible, to the English crown. 2H6 II.ii.5
Salisb. SALISBURY 
My Lord, I long to heare it at full.My lord, I long to hear it at full. 2H6 II.ii.6
Warw. WARWICK 
Sweet Yorke begin: and if thy clayme be good,Sweet York, begin; and if thy claim be good, 2H6 II.ii.7
The Neuills are thy Subiects to command.The Nevils are thy subjects to command. 2H6 II.ii.8
Yorke. YORK 
Then thus:Then thus: 2H6 II.ii.9
Edward the third, my Lords, had seuen Sonnes:Edward the Third, my lords, had seven sons: 2H6 II.ii.10
The first, Edward the Black-Prince, Prince ofWales;The first, Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales; 2H6 II.ii.11
The second, William of Hatfield; and the third,The second, William of Hatfield; and the third, 2H6 II.ii.12
Lionel, Duke of Clarence; next to whom,Lionel Duke of Clarence; next to whom 2H6 II.ii.13
Was Iohn of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster;Was John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster; 2H6 II.ii.14
The fift, was Edmond Langley, Duke of Yorke;The fifth was Edmund Langley, Duke of York; 2H6 II.ii.15
The sixt, was Thomas of Woodstock, Duke ofGloster;The sixth was Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester; 2H6 II.ii.16
William of Windsor was the seuenth, and last.William of Windsor was the seventh and last. 2H6 II.ii.17
Edward the Black-Prince dyed before his Father,Edward the Black Prince died before his father, 2H6 II.ii.18
And left behinde him Richard, his onely Sonne,And left behind him Richard, his only son, 2H6 II.ii.19
Who after Edward the third's death, raign'd as King,Who, after Edward the Third's death, reigned as king 2H6 II.ii.20
Till Henry Bullingbrooke, Duke of Lancaster,Till Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, 2H6 II.ii.21
The eldest Sonne and Heire of Iohn of Gaunt,The eldest son and heir of John of Gaunt, 2H6 II.ii.22
Crown'd by the Name of Henry the fourth,Crowned by the name of Henry the Fourth, 2H6 II.ii.23
Seiz'd on the Realme, depos'd the rightfull King,Seized on the realm, deposed the rightful king, 2H6 II.ii.24
Sent his poore Queene to France, from whence she came,Sent his poor queen to France, from whence she came, 2H6 II.ii.25
And him to Pumfret; where, as all you know,And him to Pomfret; where, as all you know,Pomfret (n.)Pontefract, West Yorkshire; site of a castle in which Richard II was imprisoned; later, a Lancastrian stronghold2H6 II.ii.26
Harmelesse Richard was murthered traiterously.Harmless Richard was murdered traitorously. 2H6 II.ii.27
Warw. WARWICK 
Father, the Duke hath told the truth;Father, the Duke hath told the truth; 2H6 II.ii.28
Thus got the House of Lancaster the Crowne.Thus got the house of Lancaster the crown. 2H6 II.ii.29
Yorke. YORK 
Which now they hold by force, and not by right:Which now they hold by force and not by right; 2H6 II.ii.30
For Richard, the first Sonnes Heire, beingdead,For Richard, the first son's heir, being dead, 2H6 II.ii.31
The Issue of the next Sonne should haue reign'd.The issue of the next son should have reigned.issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant2H6 II.ii.32
Salisb. SALISBURY 
But William of Hatfield dyed without an Heire.But William of Hatfield died without an heir. 2H6 II.ii.33
Yorke. YORK 
The third Sonne, Duke of Clarence, / From whose Line The third son, Duke of Clarence, from whose line 2H6 II.ii.34
I clayme the Crowne, / Had Issue Phillip, a Daughter,I claim the crown, had issue Philippe, a daughter, 2H6 II.ii.35
Who marryed Edmond Mortimer, Earle of March:Who married Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March; 2H6 II.ii.36
Edmond had Issue, Roger, Earle of March;Edmund had issue, Roger Earl of March; 2H6 II.ii.37
Roger had Issue, Edmond, Anne, and Elianor.Roger had issue, Edmund, Anne, and Eleanor. 2H6 II.ii.38
Salisb. SALISBURY 
This Edmond, in the Reigne of Bullingbrooke,This Edmund, in the reign of Bolingbroke, 2H6 II.ii.39
As I haue read, layd clayme vnto the Crowne,As I have read, laid claim unto the crown, 2H6 II.ii.40
And but for Owen Glendour, had beene King;And, but for Owen Glendower, had been king, 2H6 II.ii.41
Who kept him in Captiuitie, till he dyed.Who kept him in captivity till he died. 2H6 II.ii.42
But, to the rest.But to the rest. 2H6 II.ii.43.1
Yorke. YORK 
His eldest Sister, Anne,His eldest sister, Anne, 2H6 II.ii.43.2
My Mother, being Heire vnto the Crowne,My mother, being heir unto the crown, 2H6 II.ii.44
Marryed Richard, Earle of Cambridge, / Who was Married Richard Earl of Cambridge, who was 2H6 II.ii.45
to Edmond Langley, / Edward the thirds fift Sonnes Sonne;To Edmund Langley, Edward the Third's fifth son, son. 2H6 II.ii.46
By her I clayme the Kingdome: / She was Heire By her I claim the kingdom; she was heir 2H6 II.ii.47
to Roger, Earle of March, / Who was the Sonne To Roger Earl of March, who was the son 2H6 II.ii.48
of Edmond Mortimer, / Who marryed Phillip, Of Edmund Mortimer, who married Philippe, 2H6 II.ii.49
sole Daughter / Vnto Lionel, Duke of Clarence.Sole daughter unto Lionel Duke of Clarence; 2H6 II.ii.50
So, if the Issue of the elder SonneSo, if the issue of the elder son 2H6 II.ii.51
Succeed before the younger, I am King.Succeed before the younger, I am king. 2H6 II.ii.52
Warw. WARWICK 
What plaine proceedings is more plain then this?What plain proceedings is more plain than this?proceeding (n.)(plural) line of descent, pedigree2H6 II.ii.53
Henry doth clayme the Crowne from Iohn of Gaunt,Henry doth claim the crown from John of Gaunt, 2H6 II.ii.54
The fourth Sonne, Yorke claymes it from the third:The fourth son; York claims it from the third. 2H6 II.ii.55
Till Lionels Issue fayles, his should not reigne.Till Lionel's issue fails, his should not reign;fail (v.)
old form: fayles
die out, come to an end
2H6 II.ii.56
It fayles not yet, but flourishes in thee,It fails not yet, but flourishes in thee, 2H6 II.ii.57
And in thy Sonnes, faire slippes of such a Stock.And in thy sons, fair slips of such a stock.slip (n.)
old form: slippes
seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
2H6 II.ii.58
Then Father Salisbury, kneele we together,Then, father Salisbury, kneel we together, 2H6 II.ii.59
And in this priuate Plot be we the first,And in this private plot be we the firstprivate (adj.)
old form: priuate
secluded, unfrequented, remote
2H6 II.ii.60
That shall salute our rightfull SoueraigneThat shall salute our rightful sovereign 2H6 II.ii.61
With honor of his Birth-right to the Crowne.With honour of his birthright to the crown. 2H6 II.ii.62
Both. WARWICK and SALISBURY 
Long liue our Soueraigne Richard, Englands King.Long live our sovereign Richard, England's king! 2H6 II.ii.63
Yorke. YORK 
We thanke you Lords: / But I am not your King, We thank you, lords; but I am not your king 2H6 II.ii.64
till I be Crown'd, / And that my Sword be stayn'dTill I be crowned, and that my sword be stained 2H6 II.ii.65
With heart-blood of the House of Lancaster:With heart-blood of the house of Lancaster; 2H6 II.ii.66
And that's not suddenly to be perform'd,And that's not suddenly to be performedsuddenly (adv.)immediately, at once, without delay2H6 II.ii.67
But with aduice and silent secrecie.But with advice and silent secrecy.advice (n.)
old form: aduice
consideration, reflection, deliberation
2H6 II.ii.68
Doe you as I doe in these dangerous dayes,Do you as I do in these dangerous days, 2H6 II.ii.69
Winke at the Duke of Suffolkes insolence,Wink at the Duke of Suffolk's insolence,wink (v.)
old form: Winke
shut one's eyes
2H6 II.ii.70
At Beaufords Pride, at Somersets Ambition,At Beaufort's pride, at Somerset's ambition, 2H6 II.ii.71
At Buckingham, and all the Crew of them,At Buckingham, and all the crew of them, 2H6 II.ii.72
Till they haue snar'd the Shepheard of the Flock,Till they have snared the shepherd of the flock, 2H6 II.ii.73
That vertuous Prince, the good Duke Humfrey:That virtuous prince, the good Duke Humphrey. 2H6 II.ii.74
'Tis that they seeke; and they, in seeking that,'Tis that they seek; and they, in seeking that, 2H6 II.ii.75
Shall finde their deaths, if Yorke can prophecie.Shall find their deaths, if York can prophesy. 2H6 II.ii.76
Salisb. SALISBURY 
My Lord, breake we off; we know your minde at full.My lord, break we off; we know your mind at full.break off (v.)
old form: breake
stop talking, finish a discussion
2H6 II.ii.77
Warw. WARWICK 
My heart assures me, that the Earle of WarwickMy heart assures me that the Earl of Warwick 2H6 II.ii.78
Shall one day make the Duke of Yorke a King.Shall one day make the Duke of York a king. 2H6 II.ii.79
Yorke. YORK 
And Neuill, this I doe assure my selfe,And, Neville, this I do assure myself: 2H6 II.ii.80
Richard shall liue to make the Earle of WarwickRichard shall live to make the Earl of Warwick 2H6 II.ii.81
The greatest man in England, but the King.The greatest man in England but the king. 2H6 II.ii.82
Exeunt. Exeunt 2H6 II.ii.82
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