Henry VI Part 2
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Sound a Senet. Enter King, Queene, Cardinall, Sound a sennet. Enter the King, Queen, Cardinal, 2H6 III.i.1.1
Suffolke, Yorke, Buckingham, Salisbury, and Warwicke,Suffolk, York, Buckingham, Salisbury, and Warwick 2H6 III.i.1.2
to the Parliament.to the parliament 2H6 III.i.1.3
King. KING 
I muse my Lord of Gloster is not come:I muse my Lord of Gloucester is not come;muse (v.)wonder, be surprised2H6 III.i.1
'Tis not his wont to be the hindmost man,'Tis not his wont to be the hindmost man,wont (n.)custom, habit, practice2H6 III.i.2
hindmost (adj.)last to arrive, last in order
What e're occasion keepes him from vs now.Whate'er occasion keeps him from us now. 2H6 III.i.3
Queene. QUEEN 
Can you not see? or will ye not obserueCan you not see? Or will ye not observe 2H6 III.i.4
The strangenesse of his alter'd Countenance?The strangeness of his altered countenance?countenance (n.)appearance, aspect, look2H6 III.i.5
strangeness (n.)
old form: strangenesse
estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
With what a Maiestie he beares himselfe,With what a majesty he bears himself, 2H6 III.i.6
How insolent of late he is become,How insolent of late he is become,insolent (adj.)proud, haughty, arrogant2H6 III.i.7
How prowd, how peremptorie, and vnlike himselfe.How proud, how peremptory, and unlike himself?peremptory (adj.)
old form: peremptorie
overbearing, imperious, dictatorial
2H6 III.i.8
We know the time since he was milde and affable,We know the time since he was mild and affable,since (conj.)when2H6 III.i.9
And if we did but glance a farre-off Looke,And if we did but glance a far-off look, 2H6 III.i.10
Immediately he was vpon his Knee,Immediately he was upon his knee, 2H6 III.i.11
That all the Court admir'd him for submission.That all the court admired him for submission;admire (v.)
old form: admir'd
marvel, wonder, be astonished [at]
2H6 III.i.12
But meet him now, and be it in the Morne,But meet him now, and be it in the morn,morn (n.)
old form: Morne
morning, dawn
2H6 III.i.13
When euery one will giue the time of day,When everyone will give the time of day,time of daydaily greeting2H6 III.i.14
He knits his Brow, and shewes an angry Eye,He knits his brow and shows an angry eye,brow (n.)eyebrow2H6 III.i.15
And passeth by with stiffe vnbowed Knee,And passeth by with stiff unbowed knee, 2H6 III.i.16
Disdaining dutie that to vs belongs.Disdaining duty that to us belongs.duty (n.)
old form: dutie
reverence, due respect, proper attitude
2H6 III.i.17
Small Curres are not regarded when they grynne,Small curs are not regarded when they grin,regard (v.)take note of, pay heed to, value2H6 III.i.18
grin (v.)
old form: grynne
bare the teeth, grimace, snarl
But great men tremble when the Lyon rores,But great men tremble when the lion roars; 2H6 III.i.19
And Humfrey is no little Man in England.And Humphrey is no little man in England. 2H6 III.i.20
First note, that he is neere you in discent,First note that he is near you in descent,near (adj.)
old form: neere
close to the throne [in order of succession], near relation
2H6 III.i.21
And should you fall, he is the next will mount.And should you fall, he is the next will mount.mount (v.)ascend, rise up, climb2H6 III.i.22
Me seemeth then, it is no Pollicie,Me seemeth then it is no policy,policy (n.)
old form: Pollicie
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
2H6 III.i.23
Respecting what a rancorous minde he beares,Respecting what a rancorous mind he bearsrespect (v.)bear in mind, consider2H6 III.i.24
And his aduantage following your decease,And his advantage following your decease,advantage (n.)
old form: aduantage
benefit, gain, advancement, profit
2H6 III.i.25
That he should come about your Royall Person,That he should come about your royal person 2H6 III.i.26
Or be admitted to your Highnesse Councell.Or be admitted to your highness' Council. 2H6 III.i.27
By flatterie hath he wonne the Commons hearts:By flattery hath he won the commons' hearts,common (n.)(people) common people, ordinary citizens2H6 III.i.28
And when he please to make Commotion,And when he please to make commotion,commotion (n.)insurrection, rebellion, sedition2H6 III.i.29
'Tis to be fear'd they all will follow him.'Tis to be feared they all will follow him. 2H6 III.i.30
Now 'tis the Spring, and Weeds are shallow-rooted,Now 'tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; 2H6 III.i.31
Suffer them now, and they'le o're-grow the Garden,Suffer them now and they'll o'ergrow the garden,suffer (v.)put up with, tolerate, do nothing about2H6 III.i.32
And choake the Herbes for want of Husbandry.And choke the herbs for want of husbandry. 2H6 III.i.33
The reuerent care I beare vnto my Lord,The reverent care I bear unto my lordreverent (adj.)
old form: reuerent
worthy of respect, holy, religious
2H6 III.i.34
Made me collect these dangers in the Duke.Made me collect these dangers in the Duke.collect (v.)see, perceive, pick up2H6 III.i.35
If it be fond, call it a Womans feare:If it be fond, call it a woman's fear;fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad2H6 III.i.36
Which feare, if better Reasons can supplant,Which fear if better reasons can supplant, 2H6 III.i.37
I will subscribe, and say I wrong'd the Duke.I will subscribe and say I wronged the Duke.subscribe (v.)concur, consent, give assent2H6 III.i.38
My Lord of Suffolke, Buckingham, and Yorke,My Lord of Suffolk, Buckingham, and York, 2H6 III.i.39
Reproue my allegation, if you can,Reprove my allegation if you can;reprove (v.)
old form: Reproue
disprove, rebut, refute, deny
2H6 III.i.40
Or else conclude my words effectuall.Or else conclude my words effectual.effectual (adj.)
old form: effectuall
conclusive, decisive, pertinent
2H6 III.i.41
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Well hath your Highnesse seene into this Duke:Well hath your highness seen into this Duke; 2H6 III.i.42
And had I first beene put to speake my minde,And had I first been put to speak my mind, 2H6 III.i.43
I thinke I should haue told your Graces Tale.I think I should have told your grace's tale. 2H6 III.i.44
The Duchesse, by his subornation,The Duchess by his subornation,subornation (n.)aiding and abetting, inducement to do wrong, instigation2H6 III.i.45
Vpon my Life began her diuellish practises:Upon my life, began her devilish practices;practice (n.)
old form: practises
scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
2H6 III.i.46
Or if he were not priuie to those Faults,Or if he were not privy to those faults,privy
old form: priuie
privately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
2H6 III.i.47
fault (n.)sin, offence, crime
Yet by reputing of his high discent,Yet by reputing of his high descent,repute of (v.)think highly of, hold in esteem2H6 III.i.48
As next the King, he was successiue Heire,As next the King he was successive heir,successive (adj.)
old form: successiue
next in descent, legitimate, succeeding
2H6 III.i.49
And such high vaunts of his Nobilitie,And such high vaunts of his nobility,vaunt (n.)boast, bragging assertion2H6 III.i.50
Did instigate the Bedlam braine-sick Duchesse,Did instigate the bedlam brain-sick Duchessbedlam (adj.)mad, crazed, frantic2H6 III.i.51
By wicked meanes to frame our Soueraignes fall.By wicked means to frame our sovereign's fall.frame (v.)arrange, organize, plan2H6 III.i.52
Smooth runnes the Water, where the Brooke is deepe,Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep, 2H6 III.i.53
And in his simple shew he harbours Treason.And in his simple show he harbours treason.show (n.)
old form: shew
appearance, exhibition, display
2H6 III.i.54
simple (adj.)sincere, honest, open, innocent
The Fox barkes not, when he would steale the Lambe.The fox barks not when he would steal the lamb. 2H6 III.i.55
No, no, my Soueraigne, Glouster is a manNo, no, my sovereign, Gloucester is a man 2H6 III.i.56
Vnsounded yet, and full of deepe deceit.Unsounded yet and full of deep deceit.deep (adj.)
old form: deepe
deeply cunning, profound in craft
2H6 III.i.57
unsounded (adj.)
old form: Vnsounded
unfathomed, unexplored, with unrevealed depths
Card. CARDINAL 
Did he not, contrary to forme of Law,Did he not, contrary to form of law, 2H6 III.i.58
Deuise strange deaths, for small offences done?Devise strange deaths for small offences done? 2H6 III.i.59
Yorke. YORK 
And did he not, in his Protectorship,And did he not, in his Protectorship, 2H6 III.i.60
Leuie great summes of Money through the Realme,Levy great sums of money through the realm 2H6 III.i.61
For Souldiers pay in France, and neuer sent it?For soldiers' pay in France, and never sent it? 2H6 III.i.62
By meanes whereof, the Townes each day reuolted.By means whereof the towns each day revolted. 2H6 III.i.63
Buck. BUCKINGHAM 
Tut, these are petty faults to faults vnknowne,Tut, these are petty faults to faults unknown, 2H6 III.i.64
Which time will bring to light in smooth Duke Humfrey.Which time will bring to light in smooth Duke Humphrey.smooth (adj.)plausible, glib, apparently amiable2H6 III.i.65
King. KING 
My Lords at once: the care you haue of vs,My lords, at once; the care you have of us, 2H6 III.i.66
To mowe downe Thornes that would annoy our Foot,To mow down thorns that would annoy our foot,annoy (v.)harm, molest, hurt, injure2H6 III.i.67
Is worthy prayse: but shall I speake my conscience,Is worthy praise; but, shall I speak my conscience, 2H6 III.i.68
Our Kinsman Gloster is as innocent,Our kinsman Gloucester is as innocent 2H6 III.i.69
From meaning Treason to our Royall Person,From meaning treason to our royal person 2H6 III.i.70
As is the sucking Lambe, or harmelesse Doue:As is the sucking lamb or harmless dove. 2H6 III.i.71
The Duke is vertuous, milde, and too well giuen,The Duke is virtuous, mild, and too well givengiven (adj.)
old form: giuen
disposed, inclined, minded
2H6 III.i.72
To dreame on euill, or to worke my downefall.To dream on evil or to work my downfall. 2H6 III.i.73
Qu. QUEEN 
Ah what's more dangerous, then this fond affiance?Ah, what's more dangerous than this fond affiance?affiance (n.)confidence, trust, faith2H6 III.i.74
fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad
Seemes he a Doue? his feathers are but borrow'd,Seems he a dove? His feathers are but borrowed, 2H6 III.i.75
For hee's disposed as the hatefull Rauen.For he's disposed as the hateful raven.disposed (adj.)
old form: disposed
of a particular disposition, with a turn of mind
2H6 III.i.76
Is he a Lambe? his Skinne is surely lent him,Is he a lamb? His skin is surely lent him,lend (v.)give, grant, bestow [on]2H6 III.i.77
For hee's enclin'd as is the rauenous Wolues.For he's inclined as is the ravenous wolves. 2H6 III.i.78
Who cannot steale a shape, that meanes deceit?Who cannot steal a shape that means deceit? 2H6 III.i.79
Take heed, my Lord, the welfare of vs all,Take heed, my lord; the welfare of us all 2H6 III.i.80
Hangs on the cutting short that fraudfull man.Hangs on the cutting short that fraudful man.fraudful
old form: fraudfull
fraudulent, treacherous, deceitful
2H6 III.i.81
Enter Somerset.Enter Somerset 2H6 III.i.82
Som. SOMERSET 
All health vnto my gracious Soueraigne.All health unto my gracious sovereign! 2H6 III.i.82
King. KING 
Welcome Lord Somerset: What Newes from France?Welcome, Lord Somerset. What news from France? 2H6 III.i.83
Som. SOMERSET 
That all your Interest in those Territories,That all your interest in those territories 2H6 III.i.84
Is vtterly bereft you: all is lost.Is utterly bereft you; all is lost.bereave (v.)take away [from], deprive, deny, rob2H6 III.i.85
King. KING 
Cold Newes, Lord Somerset: but Gods will be done.Cold news, Lord Somerset; but God's will be done!cold (adj.)bad, unwelcome, disagreeable2H6 III.i.86
Yorke. YORK  
(aside) 2H6 III.i.87
Cold Newes for me: for I had hope of France,Cold news for me; for I had hope of France 2H6 III.i.87
As firmely as I hope for fertile England.As firmly as I hope for fertile England. 2H6 III.i.88
Thus are my Blossomes blasted in the Bud,Thus are my blossoms blasted in the bud, 2H6 III.i.89
And Caterpillers eate my Leaues away:And caterpillars eat my leaves away; 2H6 III.i.90
But I will remedie this geare ere long,But I will remedy this gear ere long,gear (n.)
old form: geare
business, affair, matter
2H6 III.i.91
Or sell my Title for a glorious Graue.Or sell my title for a glorious grave.sell (v.)exchange, trade, give up2H6 III.i.92
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
Enter Gloucester.Enter Gloucester 2H6 III.i.93
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
All happinesse vnto my Lord the King:All happiness unto my lord the King! 2H6 III.i.93
Pardon, my Liege, that I haue stay'd so long.Pardon, my liege, that I have stayed so long.liege (n.)lord, sovereign2H6 III.i.94
stay (v.)
old form: stay'd
stay away, delay, be absent
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Nay Gloster, know that thou art come too soone,Nay, Gloucester, know that thou art come too soon, 2H6 III.i.95
Vnlesse thou wert more loyall then thou art:Unless thou wert more loyal than thou art. 2H6 III.i.96
I doe arrest thee of High Treason here.I do arrest thee of high treason here. 2H6 III.i.97
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
Well Suffolke, thou shalt not see me blush,Well, Suffolk, thou shalt not see me blush, 2H6 III.i.98
Nor change my Countenance for this Arrest:Nor change my countenance for this arrest;countenance (n.)expression, look, face2H6 III.i.99
A Heart vnspotted, is not easily daunted.A heart unspotted is not easily daunted.unspotted (adj.)
old form: vnspotted
unblemished, unstained, pure
2H6 III.i.100
The purest Spring is not so free from mudde,The purest spring is not so free from mud 2H6 III.i.101
As I am cleare from Treason to my Soueraigne.As I am clear from treason to my sovereign. 2H6 III.i.102
Who can accuse me? wherein am I guiltie?Who can accuse me? Wherein am I guilty? 2H6 III.i.103
Yorke. YORK 
'Tis thought, my Lord, / That you tooke Bribes of France,'Tis thought, my lord, that you took bribes of France; 2H6 III.i.104
And being Protector, stay'd the Souldiers pay,And, being Protector, stayed the soldiers' pay,stay (v.)
old form: stay'd
retain, keep back, withhold
2H6 III.i.105
By meanes whereof, his Highnesse hath lost France.By means whereof his highness hath lost France. 2H6 III.i.106
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
Is it but thought so? / What are they that thinke it?Is it but thought so? What are they that think it? 2H6 III.i.107
I neuer rob'd the Souldiers of their pay,I never robbed the soldiers of their pay, 2H6 III.i.108
Nor euer had one penny Bribe from France.Nor ever had one penny bribe from France. 2H6 III.i.109
So helpe me God, as I haue watcht the Night,So help me God, as I have watched the night,watch (v.)
old form: watcht
stay awake, keep vigil
2H6 III.i.110
I, Night by Night, in studying good for England.Ay, night by night, in studying good for England! 2H6 III.i.111
That Doyt that ere I wrested from the King,That doit that e'er I wrested from the King,doit (n.)
old form: Doyt
[small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifle
2H6 III.i.112
Or any Groat I hoorded to my vse,Or any groat I hoarded to my use,groat (n.)fourpenny piece2H6 III.i.113
Be brought against me at my Tryall day.Be brought against me at my trial day! 2H6 III.i.114
No: many a Pound of mine owne proper store,No, many a pound of mine own proper store,store (n.)possessions, belongings, property, fortune2H6 III.i.115
proper (adj.)personal, private, individual
Because I would not taxe the needie Commons,Because I would not tax the needy commons,common (n.)(people) common people, ordinary citizens2H6 III.i.116
Haue I dis-pursed to the Garrisons,Have I disbursed to the garrisons,dispurse (v.)
old form: dis-pursed
disburse, pay out, give away
2H6 III.i.117
And neuer ask'd for restitution.And never asked for restitution. 2H6 III.i.118
Card. CARDINAL 
It serues you well, my Lord, to say so much.It serves you well, my lord, to say so much.serve (v.)
old form: serues
be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
2H6 III.i.119
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
I say no more then truth, so helpe me God.I say no more than truth, so help me God! 2H6 III.i.120
Yorke. YORK 
In your Protectorship, you did deuiseIn your Protectorship you did devise 2H6 III.i.121
Strange Tortures for Offendors, neuer heard of,Strange tortures for offenders, never heard of, 2H6 III.i.122
That England was defam'd by Tyrannie.That England was defamed by tyranny.defame (v.)
old form: defam'd
dishonour, disgrace, make infamous
2H6 III.i.123
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
Why 'tis well known, that whiles I was Protector,Why, 'tis well known that, whiles I was Protector, 2H6 III.i.124
Pittie was all the fault that was in me:Pity was all the fault that was in me; 2H6 III.i.125
For I should melt at an Offendors teares,For I should melt at an offender's tears, 2H6 III.i.126
And lowly words were Ransome for their fault:And lowly words were ransom for their fault.lowly (adj.)humble, modest, submissive2H6 III.i.127
fault (n.)sin, offence, crime
Vnlesse it were a bloody Murtherer,Unless it were a bloody murderer 2H6 III.i.128
Or foule felonious Theefe, that fleec'd poore passengers,Or foul felonious thief that fleeced poor passengers,passenger (n.)wayfarer, traveller, passer-by2H6 III.i.129
felonious (adj.)wicked, criminal, iniquitous
fleece (v.)
old form: fleec'd
plunder, rob, strip of possessions
I neuer gaue them condigne punishment.I never gave them condign punishment;condign (adj.)
old form: condigne
deserving, well-deserved, fitting
2H6 III.i.130
Murther indeede, that bloodie sinne, I tortur'dMurder indeed, that bloody sin, I tortured 2H6 III.i.131
Aboue the Felon, or what Trespas else.Above the felon or what trespass else.trespass (n.)
old form: Trespas
wrong, offence, injustice, crime
2H6 III.i.132
Suff. SUFFOLK 
My Lord, these faults are easie, quickly answer'd:My lord, these faults are easy, quickly answered;answer (v.)
old form: answer'd
explain, excuse, answer satisfactorily
2H6 III.i.133
easy (adj.)
old form: easie
slight, petty, insignificant
fault (n.)sin, offence, crime
But mightier Crimes are lay'd vnto your charge,But mightier crimes are laid unto your charge, 2H6 III.i.134
Whereof you cannot easily purge your selfe.Whereof you cannot easily purge yourself. 2H6 III.i.135
I doe arrest you in his Highnesse Name,I do arrest you in his highness' name; 2H6 III.i.136
And here commit you to my Lord CardinallAnd here commit you to my lord Cardinal 2H6 III.i.137
To keepe, vntill your further time of Tryall.To keep until your further time of trial.keep (v.)
old form: keepe
detain, hold in custody, be guarded
2H6 III.i.138
further (adj.)future, eventual
King. KING 
My Lord of Gloster, 'tis my speciall hope,My lord of Gloucester, 'tis my special hope 2H6 III.i.139
That you will cleare your selfe from all suspence,That you will clear yourself from all suspense;suspense (n.)
old form: suspence
suspicion, doubt, uncertainty
2H6 III.i.140
My Conscience tells me you are innocent.My conscience tells me you are innocent. 2H6 III.i.141
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
Ah gracious Lord, these dayes are dangerous:Ah, gracious lord, these days are dangerous; 2H6 III.i.142
Vertue is choakt with foule Ambition,Virtue is choked with foul ambition, 2H6 III.i.143
And Charitie chas'd hence by Rancours hand;And charity chased hence by rancour's hand;rancour (n.)bitterness, hatred, malice2H6 III.i.144
Foule Subornation is predominant,Foul subornation is predominant,predominant (adj.)[astrology] in the ascendant, ruling2H6 III.i.145
subornation (n.)aiding and abetting, inducement to do wrong, instigation
And Equitie exil'd your Highnesse Land.And equity exiled your highness' land.equity (n.)
old form: Equitie
justice, impartiality, fairness
2H6 III.i.146
I know, their Complot is to haue my Life:I know their complot is to have my life;complot (n.)plot, conspiracy, covert plan2H6 III.i.147
And if my death might make this Iland happy,And if my death might make this island happy, 2H6 III.i.148
And proue the Period of their Tyrannie,And prove the period of their tyranny,period (n.)full stop, end, ending, conclusion2H6 III.i.149
I would expend it with all willingnesse.I would expend it with all willingness.expend (v.)spend, employ, use2H6 III.i.150
But mine is made the Prologue to their Play:But mine is made the prologue to their play; 2H6 III.i.151
For thousands more, that yet suspect no perill,For thousands more, that yet suspect no peril, 2H6 III.i.152
Will not conclude their plotted Tragedie.Will not conclude their plotted tragedy. 2H6 III.i.153
Beaufords red sparkling eyes blab his hearts mallice,Beaufort's red sparkling eyes blab his heart's malice,blab (v.)betray, reveal2H6 III.i.154
And Suffolks cloudie Brow his stormie hate;And Suffolk's cloudy brow his stormy hate;brow (n.)appearance, aspect, countenance2H6 III.i.155
cloudy (adj.)
old form: cloudie
sullen, gloomy, scowling
Sharpe Buckingham vnburthens with his tongue,Sharp Buckingham unburdens with his tongueunburden, unburthen (v.)
old form: vnburthens
reveal, disclose; or: unload
2H6 III.i.156
The enuious Load that lyes vpon his heart:The envious load that lies upon his heart;envious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
2H6 III.i.157
And dogged Yorke, that reaches at the Moone,And dogged York, that reaches at the moon,dogged (adj.)spiteful, malicious, vindictive2H6 III.i.158
Whose ouer-weening Arme I haue pluckt back,Whose overweening arm I have plucked back,overweening (adj.)
old form: ouer-weening
arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
2H6 III.i.159
By false accuse doth leuell at my Life.By false accuse doth level at my life.accuse (n.)accusation, charge2H6 III.i.160
level at (v.)
old form: leuell
aim for, have as a target
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
And you, my Soueraigne Lady, with the rest,And you, my sovereign lady, with the rest, 2H6 III.i.161
Causelesse haue lay'd disgraces on my head,Causeless have laid disgraces on my head,causeless (adv.)
old form: Causelesse
for no reason, without justification, groundlessly
2H6 III.i.162
And with your best endeuour haue stirr'd vpAnd with your best endeavour have stirred up 2H6 III.i.163
My liefest Liege to be mine Enemie:My liefest liege to be mine enemy.lief (adj.)dear, beloved, cherished2H6 III.i.164
I, all of you haue lay'd your heads together,Ay, all you have laid your heads together –  2H6 III.i.165
My selfe had notice of your Conuenticles,Myself had notice of your conventicles – conventicle (n.)secret meeting, clandestine gathering2H6 III.i.166
And all to make away my guiltlesse Life.And all to make away my guiltless life.make away (v.)put an end to, do away with2H6 III.i.167
I shall not want false Witnesse, to condemne me,I shall not want false witness to condemn me,want (v.)lack, need, be without2H6 III.i.168
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
Nor store of Treasons, to augment my guilt:Nor store of treasons to augment my guilt;store (n.)abundance, plenty, surplus, quantity2H6 III.i.169
The ancient Prouerbe will be well effected,The ancient proverb will be well effected:effect (v.)bring into effect, fulfil, show to be true2H6 III.i.170
A Staffe is quickly found to beat a Dogge.‘ A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.’ 2H6 III.i.171
Card. CARDINAL 
My Liege, his rayling is intollerable.My liege, his railing is intolerable.railing (n.)
old form: rayling
abuse, insulting speech, vilification
2H6 III.i.172
If those that care to keepe your Royall PersonIf those that care to keep your royal personcare (v.)feel concern, be anxious, trouble oneself2H6 III.i.173
keep (v.)
old form: keepe
protect, defend, preserve
From Treasons secret Knife, and Traytors Rage,From treason's secret knife and traitor's rage 2H6 III.i.174
Be thus vpbrayded, chid, and rated at,Be thus upbraided, chid, and rated at,rate at (v.)berate, reproach, rebuke, scold2H6 III.i.175
And the Offendor graunted scope of speech,And the offender granted scope of speech,scope (n.)opportunity, liberty, free course of action2H6 III.i.176
'Twill make them coole in zeale vnto your Grace.'Twill make them cool in zeal unto your grace. 2H6 III.i.177
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Hath he not twit our Soueraigne Lady hereHath he not twit our sovereign lady heretwit (v.)taunt, upbraid, reproach2H6 III.i.178
With ignominious words, though Clarkely coucht?With ignominious words, though clerkly couched,clerkly (adv.)
old form: Clarkely
scholarly, cleverly, adroitly
2H6 III.i.179
couched (adj.)
old form: coucht
phrased, expressed, put into words
As if she had suborned some to sweareAs if she had suborned some to swearsuborn (v.)bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury2H6 III.i.180
False allegations, to o'rethrow his state.False allegations to o'erthrow his state?false (adj.)wrong, mistaken2H6 III.i.181
Qu. QUEEN 
But I can giue the loser leaue to chide.But I can give the loser leave to chide.chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove2H6 III.i.182
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
Farre truer spoke then meant: I lose indeede,Far truer spoke than meant. I lose indeed; 2H6 III.i.183
Beshrew the winners, for they play'd me false,Beshrew the winners, for they played me false!beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall2H6 III.i.184
false (adv.)slanderously, faithlessly, with such calumny
And well such losers may haue leaue to speake.And well such losers may have leave to speak. 2H6 III.i.185
Buck. BUCKINGHAM 
Hee'le wrest the sence, and hold vs here all day.He'll wrest the sense and hold us here all day.wrest (v.)distort, twist, strain2H6 III.i.186
Lord Cardinall, he is your Prisoner.Lord Cardinal, he is your prisoner. 2H6 III.i.187
Card. CARDINAL 
Sirs, take away the Duke, and guard him sure.Sirs, take away the Duke and guard him sure.sure (adv.)securely, safely, well2H6 III.i.188
Glost. GLOUCESTER 
Ah, thus King Henry throwes away his Crutch,Ah, thus King Henry throws away his crutch 2H6 III.i.189
Before his Legges be firme to beare his Body.Before his legs be firm to bear his body. 2H6 III.i.190
Thus is the Shepheard beaten from thy side,Thus is the shepherd beaten from thy side, 2H6 III.i.191
And Wolues are gnarling, who shall gnaw thee first.And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first.gnarl (v.)snarl, growl2H6 III.i.192
Ah that my feare were false, ah that it were;Ah, that my fear were false; ah, that it were!false (adj.)wrong, mistaken2H6 III.i.193
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
For good King Henry, thy decay I feare. For, good King Henry, thy decay I fear.decay (n.)destruction, downfall, ending2H6 III.i.194
Exit Gloster.Exit Gloucester, guarded by the Cardinal's men 2H6 III.i.194
King. KING 
My Lords, what to your wisdomes seemeth best,My lords, what to your wisdoms seemeth best 2H6 III.i.195
Doe, or vndoe, as if our selfe were here.Do or undo, as if ourself were here. 2H6 III.i.196
Queene. QUEEN 
What, will your Highnesse leaue the Parliament? What, will your highness leave the parliament? 2H6 III.i.197
King. KING 
I Margaret: my heart is drown'd with griefe,Ay, Margaret; my heart is drowned with grief, 2H6 III.i.198
Whose floud begins to flowe within mine eyes;Whose flood begins to flow within mine eyes, 2H6 III.i.199
My Body round engyrt with miserie:My body round engirt with misery;engirt (adj.)
old form: engyrt
surrounded, encircled, hemmed in
2H6 III.i.200
For what's more miserable then Discontent?For what's more miserable than discontent? 2H6 III.i.201
Ah Vnckle Humfrey, in thy face I seeAh, uncle Humphrey, in thy face I see 2H6 III.i.202
The Map of Honor, Truth, and Loyaltie:The map of honour, truth, and loyalty;map (n.)epitome, embodiment, incarnation2H6 III.i.203
And yet, good Humfrey, is the houre to come,And yet, good Humphrey, is the hour to come 2H6 III.i.204
That ere I prou'd thee false, or fear'd thy faith.That e'er I proved thee false or feared thy faith.false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious2H6 III.i.205
What lowring Starre now enuies thy estate?What lowering star now envies thy estate,estate (n.)high rank, standing, status2H6 III.i.206
envy, envy at (v.)
old form: enuies
show malice [towards], hate, regard with ill will
lowering (adj.)
old form: lowring
ominous, threatening, gloomy
That these great Lords, and Margaret our Queene,That these great lords, and Margaret our Queen, 2H6 III.i.207
Doe seeke subuersion of thy harmelesse Life.Do seek subversion of thy harmless life?subversion (n.)
old form: subuersion
destruction, overthrow, ruin
2H6 III.i.208
Thou neuer didst them wrong, nor no man wrong:Thou never didst them wrong, nor no man wrong; 2H6 III.i.209
And as the Butcher takes away the Calfe,And as the butcher takes away the calf, 2H6 III.i.210
And binds the Wretch, and beats it when it strayes,And binds the wretch, and beats it when it strays, 2H6 III.i.211
Bearing it to the bloody Slaughter-house;Bearing it to the bloody slaughter-house, 2H6 III.i.212
Euen so remorselesse haue they borne him hence:Even so remorseless have they borne him hence; 2H6 III.i.213
And as the Damme runnes lowing vp and downe,And as the dam runs lowing up and down,dam (n.)
old form: Damme
mother
2H6 III.i.214
Looking the way her harmelesse young one went,Looking the way her harmless young one went, 2H6 III.i.215
And can doe naught but wayle her Darlings losse;And can do naught but wail her darling's loss; 2H6 III.i.216
Euen so my selfe bewayles good Glosters caseEven so myself bewails good Gloucester's case 2H6 III.i.217
With sad vnhelpefull teares, and with dimn'd eyes;With sad unhelpful tears, and with dimmed eyessad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy2H6 III.i.218
Looke after him, and cannot doe him good:Look after him, and cannot do him good,look after (v.)
old form: Looke
follow with the eye, look with favour on
2H6 III.i.219
good, do one
old form: doe
be of use to, provide assistance to
So mightie are his vowed Enemies.So mighty are his vowed enemies. 2H6 III.i.220
His fortunes I will weepe, and 'twixt each groane,His fortunes I will weep, and 'twixt each groan 2H6 III.i.221
Say, who's a Traytor? Gloster he is none. Say ‘Who's a traitor? Gloucester he is none.' 2H6 III.i.222
Exit. Exit with Buckingham, Salisbury, and Warwick 2H6 III.i.222
Queene. QUEEN 
Free Lords: / Cold Snow melts with the Sunnes hot Beames:Free lords, cold snow melts with the sun's hot beams:free (adj.)noble, honourable, worthy2H6 III.i.223
Henry, my Lord, is cold in great Affaires,Henry my lord is cold in great affairs,cold (adj.)indifferent, unenthusiastic, uninterested2H6 III.i.224
Too full of foolish pittie: and Glosters shewToo full of foolish pity; and Gloucester's showshow (n.)
old form: shew
appearance, exhibition, display
2H6 III.i.225
Beguiles him, as the mournefull CrocodileBeguiles him as the mournful crocodile 2H6 III.i.226
With sorrow snares relenting passengers;With sorrow snares relenting passengers;passenger (n.)wayfarer, traveller, passer-by2H6 III.i.227
relenting (adj.)soft-hearted, sympathetic, pitying
Or as the Snake, roll'd in a flowring Banke,Or as the snake rolled in a flowering bank,rolled (adj.)
old form: roll'd
curled up, coiled
2H6 III.i.228
With shining checker'd slough doth sting a Child,With shining checkered slough, doth sting a childcheckered (adj.)
old form: checker'd
patterned, with varied markings
2H6 III.i.229
slough (n.)outer skin
That for the beautie thinkes it excellent.That for the beauty thinks it excellent. 2H6 III.i.230
Beleeue me Lords, were none more wise then I,Believe me, lords, were none more wise than I –  2H6 III.i.231
And yet herein I iudge mine owne Wit good;And yet herein I judge mine own wit good – wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability2H6 III.i.232
This Gloster should be quickly rid the World,This Gloucester should be quickly rid the world,rid (v.)remove from, clear away from2H6 III.i.233
To rid vs from the feare we haue of him.To rid us from the fear we have of him. 2H6 III.i.234
Card. CARDINAL 
That he should dye, is worthie pollicie,That he should die is worthy policy;worthy (adj.)
old form: worthie
good, sensible, shrewd
2H6 III.i.235
policy (n.)
old form: pollicie
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
But yet we want a Colour for his death:But yet we want a colour for his death.want (v.)require, demand, need2H6 III.i.236
colour (n.)pretext, pretence
'Tis meet he be condemn'd by course of Law.'Tis meet he be condemned by course of law.course (n.)habit, custom, practise, normal procedure2H6 III.i.237
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
Suff. SUFFOLK 
But in my minde, that were no pollicie:But in my mind that were no policy.policy (n.)
old form: pollicie
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
2H6 III.i.238
The King will labour still to saue his Life,The King will labour still to save his life,still (adv.)constantly, always, continually2H6 III.i.239
The Commons haply rise, to saue his Life;The commons haply rise to save his life;common (n.)(people) common people, ordinary citizens2H6 III.i.240
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
And yet we haue but triuiall argument,And yet we have but trivial argument,argument (n.)proof, evidence, demonstration2H6 III.i.241
trivial (adj.)
old form: triuiall
slight, poor, insubstantial
More then mistrust, that shewes him worthy death.More than mistrust, that shows him worthy death.mistrust (n.)suspicion, distrust, strong doubt2H6 III.i.242
Yorke. YORK 
So that by this, you would not haue him dye.So that, by this, you would not have him die. 2H6 III.i.243
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Ah Yorke, no man aliue, so faine as I.Ah, York, no man alive so fain as I.fain (adj.)
old form: faine
fond, inclined [to], apt [to]
2H6 III.i.244
Yorke. YORK 
'Tis Yorke that hath more reason for his death.'Tis York that hath more reason for his death. 2H6 III.i.245
But my Lord Cardinall, and you my Lord of Suffolke,But, my lord Cardinal, and you, my lord of Suffolk, 2H6 III.i.246
Say as you thinke, and speake it from your Soules:Say as you think, and speak it from your souls: 2H6 III.i.247
Wer't not all one, an emptie Eagle were set,Were't not all one, an empty eagle were setempty (adj.)
old form: emptie
famished, hungry, having an empty stomach
2H6 III.i.248
To guard the Chicken from a hungry Kyte,To guard the chicken from a hungry kite, 2H6 III.i.249
As place Duke Humfrey for the Kings Protector?As place Duke Humphrey for the King's Protector? 2H6 III.i.250
Queene. QUEEN 
So the poore Chicken should be sure of death.So the poor chicken should be sure of death. 2H6 III.i.251
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Madame 'tis true: and wer't not madnesse then,Madam, 'tis true; and were't not madness then 2H6 III.i.252
To make the Fox surueyor of the Fold?To make the fox surveyor of the fold?surveyor (n.)
old form: surueyor
guardian, supervisor, overseer
2H6 III.i.253
Who being accus'd a craftie Murtherer,Who being accused a crafty murderer, 2H6 III.i.254
His guilt should be but idly posted ouer,His guilt should be but idly posted overidly (adv.)foolishly, crazily, frivolously2H6 III.i.255
post over (v.)
old form: ouer
pass over, disregard, go through with haste
Because his purpose is not executed.Because his purpose is not executed.execute (v.)carry out, fulfil, perform2H6 III.i.256
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
No: let him dye, in that he is a Fox,No; let him die, in that he is a fox, 2H6 III.i.257
By nature prou'd an Enemie to the Flock,By nature proved an enemy to the flock, 2H6 III.i.258
Before his Chaps be stayn'd with Crimson blood,Before his chaps be stained with crimson blood,chaps, chops (n.)jaws2H6 III.i.259
As Humfrey prou'd by Reasons to my Liege.As Humphrey, proved by reasons, to my liege. 2H6 III.i.260
And doe not stand on Quillets how to slay him:And do not stand on quillets how to slay him;quillet (n.)quibble, equivocation, hair-splitting distinction2H6 III.i.261
stand on (v.)insist on, demand, call for
Be it by Gynnes, by Snares, by Subtletie,Be it by gins, by snares, by subtlety,gin (n.)
old form: Gynnes
snare, trap
2H6 III.i.262
Sleeping, or Waking, 'tis no matter how,Sleeping or waking, 'tis no matter how, 2H6 III.i.263
So he be dead; for that is good deceit,So he be dead; for that is good deceit 2H6 III.i.264
Which mates him first, that first intends deceit.Which mates him first that first intends deceit.mate (v.)checkmate, overcome, finish off2H6 III.i.265
Queene. QUEEN 
Thrice Noble Suffolke, 'tis resolutely spoke.Thrice-noble Suffolk, 'tis resolutely spoke. 2H6 III.i.266
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Not resolute, except so much were done,Not resolute, except so much were done; 2H6 III.i.267
For things are often spoke, and seldome meant,For things are often spoke and seldom meant; 2H6 III.i.268
But that my heart accordeth with my tongue,But that my heart accordeth with my tongue, 2H6 III.i.269
Seeing the deed is meritorious,Seeing the deed is meritorious, 2H6 III.i.270
And to preserue my Soueraigne from his Foe,And to preserve my sovereign from his foe, 2H6 III.i.271
Say but the word, and I will be his Priest.Say but the word and I will be his priest. 2H6 III.i.272
Card. CARDINAL 
But I would haue him dead, my Lord of Suffolke,But I would have him dead, my lord of Suffolk, 2H6 III.i.273
Ere you can take due Orders for a Priest:Ere you can take due orders for a priest.order, takemake arrangements2H6 III.i.274
Say you consent, and censure well the deed,Say you consent and censure well the deed,censure (v.)judge, think of, give an opinion of [not involving blame]2H6 III.i.275
And Ile prouide his Executioner,And I'll provide his executioner; 2H6 III.i.276
I tender so the safetie of my Liege.I tender so the safety of my liege.tender (v.)feel concern for, hold dear, care for2H6 III.i.277
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Here is my Hand, the deed is worthy doing.Here is my hand; the deed is worthy doing. 2H6 III.i.278
Queene. QUEEN 
And so say I.And so say I. 2H6 III.i.279
Yorke. YORK 
And I: and now we three haue spoke it,And I; and now we three have spoke it, 2H6 III.i.280
It skills not greatly who impugnes our doome.It skills not greatly who impugns our doom.doom (n.)
old form: doome
judgement, sentence, decision
2H6 III.i.281
impugn (v.)
old form: impugnes
call into question, dispute the validity of
skill (v.)matter, make a difference, be of importance
Enter a Poste.Enter a Postamain (adv.)
old form: amaine
in all haste, at full speed
2H6 III.i.282
Post. POST 
Great Lords, from Ireland am I come amaine,Great lords, from Ireland am I come amain, 2H6 III.i.282
To signifie, that Rebels there are vp,To signify that rebels there are upsignify (v.)
old form: signifie
report, make known, declare
2H6 III.i.283
up (adv.)
old form: vp
up in arms, in rebellion, in revolt
And put the Englishmen vnto the Sword.And put the Englishmen unto the sword. 2H6 III.i.284
Send Succours (Lords) and stop the Rage betime,Send succours, lords, and stop the rage betime,betime (adv.)in good time, early on2H6 III.i.285
succour (n.)reinforcements, military assistance
rage (n.)violence, fighting, conflict
Before the Wound doe grow vncurable;Before the wound do grow uncurable; 2H6 III.i.286
For being greene, there is great hope of helpe.For, being green, there is great hope of help.green (adj.)
old form: greene
fresh, recent, new
2H6 III.i.287
Card. CARDINAL 
A Breach that craues a quick expedient stoppe.A breach that craves a quick expedient stop!crave (v.)
old form: craues
need, demand, require
2H6 III.i.288
expedient (adj.)speedy, rapid, expeditious
stop (n.)
old form: stoppe
filling up, plugging, sealing
breach (n.)outbreak, uprising, insurrection
What counsaile giue you in this weightie cause?What counsel give you in this weighty cause?cause (n.)affair, business, subject2H6 III.i.289
Yorke. YORK 
That Somerset be sent as Regent thither:That Somerset be sent as Regent thither. 2H6 III.i.290
'Tis meet that luckie Ruler be imploy'd,'Tis meet that lucky ruler be employed;meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper2H6 III.i.291
lucky (adj.)
old form: luckie
fortunate, successful, prosperous
Witnesse the fortune he hath had in France.Witness the fortune he hath had in France. 2H6 III.i.292
Som. SOMERSET 
If Yorke, with all his farre-fet pollicie,If York, with all his far-fet policy,far-fet (adj.)
old form: farre-fet
cunning, scheming, devious
2H6 III.i.293
Had beene the Regent there, in stead of me,Had been the Regent there instead of me, 2H6 III.i.294
He neuer would haue stay'd in France so long.He never would have stayed in France so long. 2H6 III.i.295
Yorke. YORK 
No, not to lose it all, as thou hast done.No, not to lose it all, as thou hast done. 2H6 III.i.296
I rather would haue lost my Life betimes,I rather would have lost my life betimesbetimes (adv.)speedily, soon, in a short time2H6 III.i.297
Then bring a burthen of dis-honour home,Than bring a burden of dishonour home, 2H6 III.i.298
By staying there so long, till all were lost.By staying there so long till all were lost. 2H6 III.i.299
Shew me one skarre, character'd on thy Skinne,Show me one scar charactered on thy skin;character (v.)
old form: character'd
inscribe, engrave, write
2H6 III.i.300
Mens flesh preseru'd so whole, doe seldome winne.Men's flesh preserved so whole do seldom win. 2H6 III.i.301
Qu. QUEEN 
Nay then, this sparke will proue a raging fire,Nay then, this spark will prove a raging fire 2H6 III.i.302
If Wind and Fuell be brought, to feed it with:If wind and fuel be brought to feed it with. 2H6 III.i.303
No more, good Yorke; sweet Somerset be still.No more, good York; sweet Somerset, be still.still (adj.)silent, quiet2H6 III.i.304
Thy fortune, Yorke, hadst thou beene Regent there,Thy fortune, York, hadst thou been Regent there, 2H6 III.i.305
Might happily haue prou'd farre worse then his.Might happily have proved far worse than his.happily (adv.)perhaps, by chance, maybe2H6 III.i.306
Yorke. YORK 
What, worse then naught? nay, then a shame take all.What, worse than naught? Nay, then a shame take all!naught, nought (n.)nothing2H6 III.i.307
Somerset. SOMERSET 
And in the number, thee, that wishest shame.And, in the number, thee that wishest shame! 2H6 III.i.308
Card. CARDINAL 
My Lord of Yorke, trie what your fortune is:My lord of York, try what your fortune is. 2H6 III.i.309
Th'vnciuill Kernes of Ireland are in Armes,Th' uncivil kerns of Ireland are in armskern (n.)
old form: Kernes
lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
2H6 III.i.310
uncivil (adj.)
old form: vnciuill
uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
And temper Clay with blood of Englishmen.And temper clay with blood of Englishmen;clay (n.)earth, ground, mud2H6 III.i.311
temper (v.)soften, moisten, mix [with]
To Ireland will you leade a Band of men,To Ireland will you lead a band of men, 2H6 III.i.312
Collected choycely, from each Countie some,Collected choicely, from each county some,choicely (adv.)
old form: choycely
carefully, with great discrimination
2H6 III.i.313
And trie your hap against the Irishmen?And try your hap against the Irishmen?hap (n.)fortune, lot, fate2H6 III.i.314
Yorke. YORK 
I will, my Lord, so please his Maiestie.I will, my lord, so please his majesty. 2H6 III.i.315
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Why, our Authoritie is his consent,Why, our authority is his consent, 2H6 III.i.316
And what we doe establish, he confirmes:And what we do establish he confirms. 2H6 III.i.317
Then, Noble Yorke, take thou this Taske in hand.Then, noble York, take thou this task in hand. 2H6 III.i.318
Yorke. YORK 
I am content: Prouide me Souldiers, Lords,I am content. Provide me soldiers, lords,content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready2H6 III.i.319
Whiles I take order for mine owne affaires.Whiles I take order for mine own affairs.order, takemake arrangements2H6 III.i.320
Suff. SUFFOLK 
A charge, Lord Yorke, that I will see perform'd.A charge, Lord York, that I will see performed.charge (n.)commission, responsibility, official duty2H6 III.i.321
But now returne we to the false Duke Humfrey.But now return we to the false Duke Humphrey.false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious2H6 III.i.322
Card. CARDINAL 
No more of him: for I will deale with him,No more of him; for I will deal with him 2H6 III.i.323
That henceforth he shall trouble vs no more:That henceforth he shall trouble us no more. 2H6 III.i.324
And so breake off, the day is almost spent,And so break off, the day is almost spent.break off (v.)
old form: breake off
stop talking, finish a discussion
2H6 III.i.325
Lord Suffolke, you and I must talke of that euent.Lord Suffolk, you and I must talk of that event.event (n.)
old form: euent
outcome, issue, consequence
2H6 III.i.326
Yorke. YORK 
My Lord of Suffolke, within foureteene dayesMy Lord of Suffolk, within fourteen days 2H6 III.i.327
At Bristow I expect my Souldiers,At Bristow I expect my soldiers;Bristow, Bristol (n.)city-port in SW England, close to the mouth of the R Severn2H6 III.i.328
For there Ile shippe them all for Ireland.For there I'll ship them all for Ireland. 2H6 III.i.329
Suff. SUFFOLK 
Ile see it truly done, my Lord of Yorke. I'll see it truly done, my lord of York. 2H6 III.i.330
Exeunt. Manet Yorke.Exeunt all but York 2H6 III.i.330
Yorke. YORK 
Now Yorke, or neuer, steele thy fearfull thoughts,Now, York, or never, steel thy fearful thoughts,fearful (adj.)
old form: fearfull
timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
2H6 III.i.331
And change misdoubt to resolution;And change misdoubt to resolution;misdoubt (n.)suspicion, mistrust, doubtfulness2H6 III.i.332
Be that thou hop'st to be, or what thou art;Be that thou hopest to be, or what thou art 2H6 III.i.333
Resigne to death, it is not worth th' enioying:Resign to death; it is not worth th' enjoying. 2H6 III.i.334
Let pale-fac't feare keepe with the meane-borne man,Let pale-faced fear keep with the mean-born man,mean-born (adj.)
old form: meane-borne
low-born, of humble birth
2H6 III.i.335
keep (v.)
old form: keepe
lodge, live, dwell
And finde no harbor in a Royall heart.And find no harbour in a royal heart. 2H6 III.i.336
Faster thẽ Spring-time showres, comes thoght on thoght,Faster than spring-time showers comes thought on thought, 2H6 III.i.337
And not a thought, but thinkes on Dignitie.And not a thought but thinks on dignity.dignity (n.)
old form: Dignitie
official position, high office, rule
2H6 III.i.338
My Brayne, more busie then the laboring Spider,My brain, more busy than the labouring spider, 2H6 III.i.339
Weaues tedious Snares to trap mine Enemies.Weaves tedious snares to trap mine enemies.tedious (adj.)laborious, painstaking, wearyingly intricate2H6 III.i.340
Well Nobles, well: 'tis politikely done,Well, nobles, well; 'tis politicly done,politicly (adv.)
old form: politikely
in a politic manner, strategically, shrewdly
2H6 III.i.341
To send me packing with an Hoast of men:To send me packing with an host of men. 2H6 III.i.342
I feare me, you but warme the starued Snake,I fear me you but warm the starved snake,starved (adj.)
old form: starued
frozen-stiff, near-perished with cold
2H6 III.i.343
Who cherisht in your breasts, will sting your hearts.Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. 2H6 III.i.344
'Twas men I lackt, and you will giue them me;'Twas men I lacked, and you will give them me; 2H6 III.i.345
I take it kindly: yet be well assur'd,I take it kindly; yet be well assured 2H6 III.i.346
You put sharpe Weapons in a mad-mans hands.You put sharp weapons in a madman's hands. 2H6 III.i.347
Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mightie Band,Whiles I in Ireland nourish a mighty band, 2H6 III.i.348
I will stirre vp in England some black Storme,I will stir up in England some black storm 2H6 III.i.349
Shall blowe ten thousand Soules to Heauen, or Hell:Shall blow ten thousand souls to heaven or hell; 2H6 III.i.350
And this fell Tempest shall not cease to rage,And this fell tempest shall not cease to ragefell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savage2H6 III.i.351
Vntill the Golden Circuit on my Head,Until the golden circuit on my head,circuit (n.)crown, circlet, diadem2H6 III.i.352
Like to the glorious Sunnes transparant Beames,Like to the glorious sun's transparent beams,like to / unto (conj./prep.)similar to, comparable with2H6 III.i.353
Doe calme the furie of this mad-bred Flawe.Do calm the fury of this mad-bred flaw.mad-bred (adj.)produced by madness2H6 III.i.354
flaw (n.)
old form: Flawe
gust, squall, blast
And for a minister of my intent,And, for a minister of my intent,minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant2H6 III.i.355
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
I haue seduc'd a head-strong Kentishman,I have seduced a headstrong Kentishman, 2H6 III.i.356
Iohn Cade of Ashford,John Cade of Ashford, 2H6 III.i.357
To make Commotion, as full well he can,To make commotion, as full well he can,commotion (n.)insurrection, rebellion, sedition2H6 III.i.358
Vnder the Title of Iohn Mortimer.Under the title of John Mortimer. 2H6 III.i.359
In Ireland haue I seene this stubborne CadeIn Ireland have I seen this stubborn Cade 2H6 III.i.360
Oppose himselfe against a Troupe of Kernes,Oppose himself against a troop of kerns,kern (n.)
old form: Kernes
lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
2H6 III.i.361
And fought so long, till that his thighes with DartsAnd fought so long till that his thighs with dartsdart (n.)arrow; or: light spear2H6 III.i.362
Were almost like a sharpe-quill'd Porpentine:Were almost like a sharp-quilled porpentine;porpentine (n.)porcupine2H6 III.i.363
And in the end being rescued, I haue seeneAnd, in the end being rescued, I have seen 2H6 III.i.364
Him capre vpright, like a wilde Morisco,Him caper upright like a wild Morisco,morisco (n.)morris dancer2H6 III.i.365
Shaking the bloody Darts, as he his Bells.Shaking the bloody darts as he his bells. 2H6 III.i.366
Full often, like a shag-hayr'd craftie Kerne,Full often, like a shag-haired crafty kern,shag-haired (adj.)
old form: shag-hayr'd
having shaggy hair, rough-haired
2H6 III.i.367
kern (n.)
old form: Kerne
lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
Hath he conuersed with the Enemie,Hath he conversed with the enemy, 2H6 III.i.368
And vndiscouer'd, come to me againe,And undiscovered come to me again 2H6 III.i.369
And giuen me notice of their Villanies.And given me notice of their villainies. 2H6 III.i.370
This Deuill here shall be my substitute;This devil here shall be my substitute; 2H6 III.i.371
For that Iohn Mortimer, which now is dead,For that John Mortimer, which now is dead, 2H6 III.i.372
In face, in gate, in speech he doth resemble.In face, in gait, in speech, he doth resemble; 2H6 III.i.373
By this, I shall perceiue the Commons minde,By this I shall perceive the commons' mind,common (n.)(people) common people, ordinary citizens2H6 III.i.374
How they affect the House and Clayme of Yorke.How they affect the house and claim of York.affect (v.)incline to, like, favour, be drawn to2H6 III.i.375
Say he be taken, rackt, and tortured;Say he be taken, racked, and tortured,rack (v.)
old form: rackt
stretch on the rack
2H6 III.i.376
I know, no paine they can inflict vpon him,I know no pain they can inflict upon him 2H6 III.i.377
Will make him say, I mou'd him to those Armes.Will make him say I moved him to those arms.move (v.)
old form: mou'd
encourage, instigate, prompt
2H6 III.i.378
Say that he thriue, as 'tis great like he will,Say that he thrive, as 'tis great like he will,like (adv.)likely, probable / probably2H6 III.i.379
like, greatvery likely
Why then from Ireland come I with my strength,Why, then from Ireland come I with my strength,strength (n.)troops, forces, resources, followers2H6 III.i.380
And reape the Haruest which that Rascall sow'd.And reap the harvest which that rascal sowed; 2H6 III.i.381
For Humfrey; being dead, as he shall be,For Humphrey being dead, as he shall be, 2H6 III.i.382
And Henry put apart: the next for me. And Henry put apart, the next for me. 2H6 III.i.383
Exit. Exit 2H6 III.i.383
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