Henry VI Part 2
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Sound Trumpets. Enter the King and State,Sound trumpets. Enter the King, Queen, Gloucester, 2H6 II.iii.1.1
with Guard, to banish the Duchesse.York, Suffolk, and Salisbury; the Duchess of 2H6 II.iii.1.2
Gloucester, Margery Jourdain, Southwell, Hume, 2H6 II.iii.1.3
and Bolingbroke, guarded 2H6 II.iii.1.4
King. KING 
Stand forth Dame Elianor Cobham, / Glosters Wife:Stand forth, Dame Eleanor Cobham, Gloucester's wife. 2H6 II.iii.1
In sight of God, and vs, your guilt is great,In sight of God and us your guilt is great; 2H6 II.iii.2
Receiue the Sentence of the Law for sinne,Receive the sentence of the law for sins 2H6 II.iii.3
Such as by Gods Booke are adiudg'd to death.Such as by God's book are adjudged to death. 2H6 II.iii.4
You foure from hence to Prison, back againe;You four, from hence to prison back again; 2H6 II.iii.5
From thence, vnto the place of Execution:From thence unto the place of execution. 2H6 II.iii.6
The Witch in Smithfield shall be burnt to ashes,The witch in Smithfield shall be burnt to ashes, 2H6 II.iii.7
And you three shall be strangled on the Gallowes.And you three shall be strangled on the gallows. 2H6 II.iii.8
You Madame, for you are more Nobly borne,You, madam, for you are more nobly born, 2H6 II.iii.9
Despoyled of your Honor in your Life,Despoiled of your honour in your life,despoil (v.)
old form: Despoyled
deprive, strip, dispossess
2H6 II.iii.10
Shall, after three dayes open Penance done,Shall, after three days' open penance done, 2H6 II.iii.11
Liue in your Countrey here, in Banishment,Live in your country here in banishment 2H6 II.iii.12
With Sir Iohn Stanly, in the Ile of Man.With Sir John Stanley in the Isle of Man. 2H6 II.iii.13
Elianor. DUCHESS 
Welcome is Banishment, welcome were my Death.Welcome is banishment; welcome were my death. 2H6 II.iii.14
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
Elianor, the Law thou seest hath iudged thee,Eleanor, the law, thou seest, hath judged thee; 2H6 II.iii.15
I cannot iustifie whom the Law condemnes:I cannot justify whom the law condemns.justify (v.)
old form: iustifie
excuse, exonerate, clear
2H6 II.iii.16
Mine eyes are full of teares, my heart of griefe.Mine eyes are full of tears, my heart of grief. 2H6 II.iii.17
Exeunt the Duchess and the other prisoners, guarded 2H6 II.iii.17
Ah Humfrey, this dishonor in thine age,Ah, Humphrey, this dishonour in thine age 2H6 II.iii.18
Will bring thy head with sorrow to the ground.Will bring thy head with sorrow to the ground! 2H6 II.iii.19
I beseech your Maiestie giue me leaue to goe;I beseech your majesty give me leave to go; 2H6 II.iii.20
Sorrow would sollace, and mine Age would ease.Sorrow would solace, and mine age would ease. 2H6 II.iii.21
King. KING 
Stay Humfrey, Duke of Gloster, / Ere thou goe, Stay, Humphrey Duke of Gloucester. Ere thou go, 2H6 II.iii.22
giue vp thy Staffe, / Henry will to himselfe Give up thy staff. Henry will to himself 2H6 II.iii.23
Protector be, / And God shall be my hope, Protector be; and God shall be my hope, 2H6 II.iii.24
my stay, my guide, / And Lanthorne to my feete:My stay, my guide, and lantern to my feet. 2H6 II.iii.25
And goe in peace, Humfrey, no lesse belou'd,And go in peace, Humphrey, no less beloved 2H6 II.iii.26
Then when thou wert Protector to thy King.Than when thou wert Protector to thy King. 2H6 II.iii.27
Queene. QUEEN 
I see no reason, why a King of yeeresI see no reason why a king of yearsyears (n.)
old form: yeeres
age
2H6 II.iii.28
Should be to be protected like a Child,Should be to be protected like a child. 2H6 II.iii.29
God and King Henry gouerne Englands Realme:God and King Henry govern England's realm! 2H6 II.iii.30
Giue vp your Staffe, Sir, and the King his Realme.Give up your staff, sir, and the King his realm. 2H6 II.iii.31
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
My Staffe? Here, Noble Henry, is my Staffe:My staff? Here, noble Henry, is my staff; 2H6 II.iii.32
As willingly doe I the same resigne,As willingly do I the same resign 2H6 II.iii.33
As ere thy Father Henry made it mine;As ere thy father Henry made it mine; 2H6 II.iii.34
And euen as willingly at thy feete I leaue it,And even as willingly at thy feet I leave it 2H6 II.iii.35
As others would ambitiously receiue it.As others would ambitiously receive it. 2H6 II.iii.36
Farewell good King: when I am dead, and gone,Farewell, good King. When I am dead and gone, 2H6 II.iii.37
May honorable Peace attend thy Throne.May honourable peace attend thy throne.attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with2H6 II.iii.38
Exit Gloster.Exit 2H6 II.iii.38
Queene. QUEEN 
Why now is Henry King, and Margaret Queen,Why, now is Henry King and Margaret Queen; 2H6 II.iii.39
And Humfrey, Duke of Gloster, scarce himselfe,And Humphrey Duke of Gloucester scarce himself, 2H6 II.iii.40
That beares so shrewd a mayme: two Pulls at once;That bears so shrewd a maim; two pulls at once – maim (n.)
old form: mayme
wound, injury, mutilation
2H6 II.iii.41
shrewd (adj.)harsh, hard, severe
pull (n.)wrench, blow, thing torn away
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne
old form: beares
tolerate, endure, put up with
His Lady banisht, and a Limbe lopt off.His lady banished and a limb lopped off. 2H6 II.iii.42
This Staffe of Honor raught, there let it stand,This staff of honour raught, there let it standreach (v.), past form raughtcarry off, snatch away, take hold of2H6 II.iii.43
Where it best fits to be, in Henries hand.Where it best fits to be, in Henry's hand. 2H6 II.iii.44
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Thus droupes this loftie Pyne, & hangs his sprayes,Thus droops this lofty pine and hangs his sprays;spray (n.)
old form: sprayes
branch, limb, offshoot
2H6 II.iii.45
Thus Elianors Pride dyes in her youngest dayes.Thus Eleanor's pride dies in her youngest days. 2H6 II.iii.46
Yorke. YORK 
Lords, let him goe. Please it your Maiestie,Lords, let him go. Please it your majesty, 2H6 II.iii.47
This is the day appointed for the Combat,This is the day appointed for the combat, 2H6 II.iii.48
And ready are the Appellant and Defendant,And ready are the appellant and defendant,appellant (n.)accuser [of treason], challenger, denouncer2H6 II.iii.49
The Armorer and his Man, to enter the Lists,The armourer and his man, to enter the lists,list (n.)(usually plural) combat arena at a tournament2H6 II.iii.50
So please your Highnesse to behold the fight.So please your highness to behold the fight. 2H6 II.iii.51
Queene. QUEEN 
I, good my Lord: for purposely thereforeAy, good my lord; for purposely therefore 2H6 II.iii.52
Left I the Court, to see this Quarrell try'de.Left I the court to see this quarrel tried.try (v.)
old form: try'de
contest, decide, fight out
2H6 II.iii.53
quarrel (n.)
old form: Quarrell
cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
King. KING 
A Gods Name see the Lysts and all things fit,A God's name, see the lists and all things fit;list (n.)
old form: Lysts
(usually plural) combat arena at a tournament
2H6 II.iii.54
a (prep.)variant form of 'in'
fit (adj.)ready, prepared, made suitable
Here let them end it, and God defend the right.Here let them end it, and God defend the right!end (v.)settle, resolve2H6 II.iii.55
Yorke. YORK 
I neuer saw a fellow worse bestead,I never saw a fellow worse bestead,bestead, bested (adj.)situated, prepared, placed2H6 II.iii.56
Or more afraid to fight, then is the Appellant,Or more afraid to fight, than is the appellant,appellant (n.)accuser [of treason], challenger, denouncer2H6 II.iii.57
The seruant of this Armorer, my Lords.The servant of this armourer, my lords. 2H6 II.iii.58
Enter at one Doore the Armorer and his Enter at one door Horner the armourer and his 2H6 II.iii.59.1
Neighbors, drinking to him so much, that hee is Neighbours, drinking to him so much that he is 2H6 II.iii.59.2
drunke; and he enters with a Drumme before him, and his drunk; and he enters with a drum before him and his 2H6 II.iii.59.3
Staffe, with a Sand-bagge fastened to it: and at the other staff with a sand-bag fastened to it; and at the other 2H6 II.iii.59.4
Doore his Man, with a Drumme and Sand-bagge, and door Peter his man, with a drum and sand-bag, and 2H6 II.iii.59.5
Prentices drinking to him.Prentices drinking to him 2H6 II.iii.59.6
1. Neighbor. FIRST NEIGHBOUR 
Here Neighbour Horner, I drinke to Here, neighbour Horner, I drink to 2H6 II.iii.59
you in a Cup of Sack; and feare not Neighbor, you you in a cup of sack; and fear not, neighbour, yousack (n.)[type of] white wine2H6 II.iii.60
shall doe well enough.shall do well enough. 2H6 II.iii.61
2. Neighbor. SECOND NEIGHBOUR 
And here Neighbour, here's a Cuppe And here, neighbour, here's a cup 2H6 II.iii.62
of Charneco.of charneco.charneco (n.)variety of sweet Portuguese wine2H6 II.iii.63
3. Neighbor. THIRD NEIGHBOUR 
And here's a Pot of good Double-BeereAnd here's a pot of good double beer,double (adj.)[of beer] extra strong, very powerful2H6 II.iii.64
Neighbor: drinke, and feare not your Man.neighbour. Drink, and fear not your man. 2H6 II.iii.65
Armorer. HORNER 
Let it come yfaith, and Ile pledge you all,Let it come, i'faith, and I'll pledge you all;pledge (v.)drink a toast to, drink to2H6 II.iii.66
and a figge for Peter.and a fig for Peter! 2H6 II.iii.67
1. Prent. FIRST PRENTICE 
Here Peter, I drinke to thee, and be not Here, Peter, I drink to thee; and be not 2H6 II.iii.68
afraid. afraid. 2H6 II.iii.69
2. Prent. SECOND PRENTICE 
Be merry Peter, and feare not thy Be merry, Peter, and fear not thy 2H6 II.iii.70
Master, / Fight for credit of the Prentices.master. Fight for the credit of the prentices.prentice (n.)apprentice2H6 II.iii.71
credit (n.)reputation, name, standing, honour
Peter.PETER 
I thanke you all: drinke, and pray for me, I pray you, I thank you all. Drink, and pray for me, I pray you, 2H6 II.iii.72
for I thinke I haue taken my last Draught in this World. for I think I have taken my last draught in this world. 2H6 II.iii.73
Here Robin, and if I dye, I giue thee my Aporne; and Here, Robin, an if I die, I give thee my apron; and,an if (conj.)if2H6 II.iii.74
aporne (n.)apron
Will, thou shalt haue my Hammer: and here Tom,Will, thou shalt have my hammer; and here, Tom, 2H6 II.iii.75
take all the Money that I haue. O Lord blesse me, I praytake all the money that I have. O Lord bless me, I pray 2H6 II.iii.76
God, for I am neuer able to deale with my Master, hee hath God, for I am never able to deal with my master, he hath 2H6 II.iii.77
learnt so much fence already.learnt so much fence already.fence (n.)fencing ability, skill at swordplay2H6 II.iii.78
Salisb. SALISBURY 
Come, leaue your drinking, and fall to blowes.Come, leave your drinking and fall to blows. 2H6 II.iii.79
Sirrha, what's thy Name?Sirrah, what's thy name? 2H6 II.iii.80
Peter. PETER 
Peter forsooth.Peter, forsooth.forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeed2H6 II.iii.81
Salisb. SALISBURY 
Peter? what more?Peter? What more? 2H6 II.iii.82
Peter. PETER 
Thumpe.Thump. 2H6 II.iii.83
Salisb. SALISBURY 
Thumpe? Then see thou thumpe thy Master well.Thump? Then see thou thump thy master well. 2H6 II.iii.84
Armorer. HORNER 
Masters, I am come hither as it were vpon my Masters, I am come hither, as it were, upon my 2H6 II.iii.85
Mans instigation, to proue him a Knaue, and my selfe an man's instigation, to prove him a knave and myself anknave (n.)
old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
2H6 II.iii.86
honest man: and touching the Duke of Yorke, I will take honest man; and touching the Duke of York, I will takedeath, take mystake my life2H6 II.iii.87
my death, I neuer meant him any ill, nor the King, nor my death I never meant him any ill, nor the King, nor 2H6 II.iii.88
the Queene: and therefore Peter haue at thee with athe Queen; and therefore, Peter, have at thee with ahave at [someone]
old form: haue
[said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
2H6 II.iii.89
downe-right blow.downright blow.downright (adj.)
old form: downe-right
directed straight down, coming from above
2H6 II.iii.90
Yorke. YORK 
Dispatch, this Knaues tongue begins to double.Dispatch; this knave's tongue begins to double.knave (n.)
old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
2H6 II.iii.91
dispatch, despatch (v.)hurry up, be quick
double (v.)become slurred, thicken, stutter
Sound Trumpets, Alarum to the Combattants.Sound, trumpets, alarum to the combatants.alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting2H6 II.iii.92
They fight, and Peter strikes him downe.Alarum; they fight and Peter strikes Horner down 2H6 II.iii.93
Armorer. HORNER 
Hold Peter, hold, I confesse, I confesse Treason.Hold, Peter, hold! I confess, I confess treason. 2H6 II.iii.93
He dies 2H6 II.iii.93
Yorke. YORK 
Take away his Weapon: Fellow thanke God, and the Take away his weapon. Fellow, thank God and the 2H6 II.iii.94
good Wine in thy Masters way.good wine in thy master's way. 2H6 II.iii.95
Peter. PETER 
O God, haue I ouercome mine Enemies in thisO God, have I overcome mine enemies in this 2H6 II.iii.96
presence? O Peter, thou hast preuayl'd in right.presence? O Peter, thou hast prevailed in right!presence (n.)royal assembly, eminent company2H6 II.iii.97
King. KING 
Goe, take hence that Traytor from our sight,Go, take hence that traitor from our sight; 2H6 II.iii.98
For by his death we doe perceiue his guilt,For by his death we do perceive his guilt, 2H6 II.iii.99
And God in Iustice hath reueal'd to vsAnd God in justice hath revealed to us 2H6 II.iii.100
The truth and innocence of this poore fellow,The truth and innocence of this poor fellow, 2H6 II.iii.101
Which he had thought to haue murther'd wrongfully.Which he had thought to have murdered wrongfully. 2H6 II.iii.102
Come fellow, follow vs for thy Reward.Come, fellow, follow us for thy reward. 2H6 II.iii.103
Sound a flourish. Exeunt. Sound a flourish. Exeunt 2H6 II.iii.103
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