Henry VI Part 2
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Sound Trumpets. Enter King, Queene, and Somerset Sound trumpets. Enter the King, Queen, and Somerset, 2H6 IV.ix.1.1
on the Tarras.on the terrace 2H6 IV.ix.1.2
King. KING 
Was euer King that ioy'd an earthly Throne,Was ever king that joyed an earthly throne,joy (v.)
old form: ioy'd
add joy to, enjoy, gladden, brighten
2H6 IV.ix.1
And could command no more content then I?And could command no more content than I?content (n.)contentment, peace of mind2H6 IV.ix.2
No sooner was I crept out of my Cradle,No sooner was I crept out of my cradle 2H6 IV.ix.3
But I was made a King, at nine months olde.But I was made a king at nine months old; 2H6 IV.ix.4
Was neuer Subiect long'd to be a King,Was never subject longed to be a king 2H6 IV.ix.5
As I do long and wish to be a Subiect.As I do long and wish to be a subject. 2H6 IV.ix.6
Enter Buckingham and Clifford.Enter Buckingham and Clifford 2H6 IV.ix.7
Buc. BUCKINGHAM 
Health and glad tydings to your Maiesty.Health and glad tidings to your majesty! 2H6 IV.ix.7
Kin. KING 
Why Buckingham, is the Traitor Cade surpris'd?Why, Buckingham, is the traitor Cade surprised?surprise (v.)
old form: surpris'd
take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
2H6 IV.ix.8
Or is he but retir'd to make him strong?Or is he but retired to make him strong? 2H6 IV.ix.9
Enter Multitudes with Halters about their Neckes.Enter multitudes, with halters about their neckspower (n.)armed force, troops, host, army2H6 IV.ix.10
halter (n.)rope, noose [for leading a beast]
Clif. CLIFFORD 
He is fled my Lord, and all his powers do yeeld,He is fled, my lord, and all his powers do yield, 2H6 IV.ix.10
And humbly thus with halters on their neckes,And humbly thus with halters on their necks,halter (n.)rope, noose [for leading a beast]2H6 IV.ix.11
Expect your Highnesse doome of life, or death.Expect your highness' doom of life or death.doom (n.)
old form: doome
judgement, sentence, decision
2H6 IV.ix.12
expect (v.)await, wait for
King. KING 
Then heauen set ope thy euerlasting gates,Then, heaven, set ope thy everlasting gatesope (v.)open2H6 IV.ix.13
To entertaine my vowes of thankes and praise.To entertain my vows of thanks and praise!entertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
receive, admit, let in
2H6 IV.ix.14
Souldiers, this day haue you redeem'd your liues,Soldiers, this day have you redeemed your lives, 2H6 IV.ix.15
And shew'd how well you loue your Prince & Countrey:And showed how well you love your prince and country; 2H6 IV.ix.16
Continue still in this so good a minde,Continue still in this so good a mind,still (adv.)constantly, always, continually2H6 IV.ix.17
And Henry though he be infortunate,And, Henry, though he be infortunate,infortunate (adj.)unfortunate2H6 IV.ix.18
Assure your selues will neuer be vnkinde:Assure yourselves, will never be unkind.unkind (adj.)
old form: vnkinde
hostile, cruel, harsh
2H6 IV.ix.19
And so with thankes, and pardon to you all,And so, with thanks and pardon to you all, 2H6 IV.ix.20
I do dismisse you to your seuerall Countries.I do dismiss you to your several countries.country (n.)district, region, quarter2H6 IV.ix.21
several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
All. ALL 
God saue the King, God saue the King.God save the King! God save the King! 2H6 IV.ix.22
Enter a Messenger.Enter a Messengeradvertise, advertize (v.)
old form: aduertised
make aware, inform, notify; warn
2H6 IV.ix.23
Mes. MESSENGER 
Please it your Grace to be aduertised,Please it your grace to be advertised 2H6 IV.ix.23
The Duke of Yorke is newly come from Ireland,The Duke of York is newly come from Ireland, 2H6 IV.ix.24
And with a puissant and a mighty powerAnd with a puissant and a mighty powerpower (n.)armed force, troops, host, army2H6 IV.ix.25
puissant (adj.)powerful, mighty, strong
Of Gallow-glasses and stout Kernes,Of gallowglasses and stout kernsstout (adj.)brave, valiant, resolute2H6 IV.ix.26
kern (n.)
old form: Kernes
lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
galloglass, gallowglass (n.)
old form: Gallow-glasses
axe-wielding Irish soldier
Is marching hitherward in proud array,Is marching hitherward in proud array; 2H6 IV.ix.27
And still proclaimeth as he comes along,And still proclaimeth, as he comes along,still (adv.)constantly, always, continually2H6 IV.ix.28
His Armes are onely to remoue from theeHis arms are only to remove from theearms (n.)
old form: Armes
weapons, armaments
2H6 IV.ix.29
The Duke of Somerset, whom he tearmes a Traitor.The Duke of Somerset, whom he terms a traitor. 2H6 IV.ix.30
King. KING 
Thus stands my state, 'twixt Cade and Yorke distrest,Thus stands my state, 'twixt Cade and York distressed;state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs2H6 IV.ix.31
Like to a Ship, that hauing scap'd a Tempest,Like to a ship that, having 'scaped a tempest,scape, 'scape (v.)
old form: scap'd
escape, avoid
2H6 IV.ix.32
like to / unto (conj./prep.)similar to, comparable with
Is straight way calme, and boorded with a Pyrate.Is straightway calmed and boarded with a pirate.calm (v.)
old form: calme
becalm, come to a halt, delay
2H6 IV.ix.33
But now is Cade driuen backe, his men dispierc'd,But now is Cade driven back, his men dispersed, 2H6 IV.ix.34
And now is Yorke in Armes, to second him.And now is York in arms to second him.second (v.)support, assist, reinforce2H6 IV.ix.35
I pray thee Buckingham go and meete him,I pray thee, Buckingham, go and meet him, 2H6 IV.ix.36
And aske him what's the reason of these Armes:And ask him what's the reason of these arms. 2H6 IV.ix.37
Tell him, Ile send Duke Edmund to the Tower,Tell him I'll send Duke Edmund to the Tower; 2H6 IV.ix.38
And Somerset we will commit thee thither,And, Somerset, we will commit thee thither, 2H6 IV.ix.39
Vntill his Army be dismist from him.Until his army be dismissed from him. 2H6 IV.ix.40
Somerset. SOMERSET 
My Lord,My lord, 2H6 IV.ix.41
Ile yeelde my selfe to prison willingly,I'll yield myself to prison willingly, 2H6 IV.ix.42
Or vnto death, to do my Countrey good.Or unto death, to do my country good. 2H6 IV.ix.43
King. KING 
In any case, be not to rough in termes,In any case, be not too rough in terms,rough (adj.)violent, harsh, cruel2H6 IV.ix.44
term (n.)
old form: termes
word, expression, utterance
For he is fierce, and cannot brooke hard Language.For he is fierce and cannot brook hard language.deal (v.)
old form: deale
proceed, behave, conduct oneself
2H6 IV.ix.45
brook (v.)
old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
Buc. BUCKINGHAM 
I will my Lord, and doubt not so to deale,I will, my lord, and doubt not so to deal 2H6 IV.ix.46
As all things shall redound vnto your good.As all things shall redound unto your good.redound (v.)fall out, contribute, turn out2H6 IV.ix.47
King. KING 
Come wife, let's in, and learne to gouern better,Come, wife, let's in, and learn to govern better; 2H6 IV.ix.48
For yet may England curse my wretched raigne.For yet may England curse my wretched reign.yet, as yet (adv.)still2H6 IV.ix.49
Flourish. Exeunt.Flourish. Exeunt 2H6 IV.ix.49
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