Henry VI Part 2
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Enter Yorke, and his Army of Irish, with Drum and Enter York and his army of Irish, with drum and 2H6 V.i.1.1
Colours.colourscolours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearers2H6 V.i.1.2
Yor. YORK 
From Ireland thus comes York to claim his right,From Ireland thus comes York to claim his right, 2H6 V.i.1
And plucke the Crowne from feeble Henries head.And pluck the crown from feeble Henry's head. 2H6 V.i.2
Ring Belles alowd, burne Bonfires cleare and brightRing, bells, aloud; burn bonfires clear and bright, 2H6 V.i.3
To entertaine great Englands lawfull King.To entertain great England's lawful king.entertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
2H6 V.i.4
Ah Sancta Maiestas! who would not buy thee deere?Ah, sancta majestas! Who would not buy thee dear?sancta...sacred majesty2H6 V.i.5
Let them obey, that knowes not how to Rule.Let them obey that knows not how to rule; 2H6 V.i.6
This hand was made to handle nought but Gold.This hand was made to handle naught but gold. 2H6 V.i.7
I cannot giue due action to my words,I cannot give due action to my words,due (adj.)appropriate, proper, fitting2H6 V.i.8
Except a Sword or Scepter ballance it.Except a sword or sceptre balance it.balance (v.)
old form: ballance
add weight to, make up for
2H6 V.i.9
A Scepter shall it haue, haue I a soule,A sceptre shall it have, have I a soul, 2H6 V.i.10
On which Ile tosse the Fleure-de-Luce of France.On which I'll toss the flower-de-luce of France.fleur-de-lis, flower-de-luce (n.)
old form: Fleure-de-Luce
heraldic lily [royal symbol of France]
2H6 V.i.11
toss (v.)
old form: tosse
carry aloft, impale
Enter Buckingham.Enter Buckingham 2H6 V.i.12
Whom haue we heere? Buckingham to disturbe me?Whom have we here? Buckingham to disturb me? 2H6 V.i.12
The king hath sent him sure: I must dissemble.The King hath sent him, sure; I must dissemble.sure (adv.)surely, assuredly, certainly2H6 V.i.13
dissemble (v.)deceive, disguise the truth, pretend
Buc. BUCKINGHAM 
Yorke, if thou meanest wel, I greet thee well.York, if thou meanest well, I greet thee well. 2H6 V.i.14
Yor. YORK 
Humfrey of Buckingham, I accept thy greeting.Humphrey of Buckingham, I accept thy greeting. 2H6 V.i.15
Art thou a Messenger, or come of pleasure.Art thou a messenger, or come of pleasure? 2H6 V.i.16
Buc. BUCKINGHAM 
A Messenger from Henry, our dread Liege,A messenger from Henry, our dread liege,liege (n.)lord, sovereign2H6 V.i.17
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
To know the reason of these Armes in peace.To know the reason of these arms in peace;arms (n.)
old form: Armes
weapons, armaments
2H6 V.i.18
Or why, thou being a Subiect, as I am,Or why thou, being a subject as I am, 2H6 V.i.19
Against thy Oath, and true Allegeance sworne,Against thy oath and true allegiance sworn, 2H6 V.i.20
Should raise so great a power without his leaue?Should raise so great a power without his leave,power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army2H6 V.i.21
Or dare to bring thy Force so neere the Court?Or dare to bring thy force so near the court? 2H6 V.i.22
Yor. YORK  
(aside) 2H6 V.i.23
Scarse can I speake, my Choller is so great.Scarce can I speak, my choler is so great.choler (n.)
old form: Choller
anger, rage, wrath
2H6 V.i.23
Oh I could hew vp Rockes, and fight with Flint,O, I could hew up rocks and fight with flint, 2H6 V.i.24
I am so angry at these abiect tearmes.I am so angry at these abject terms;term (n.)
old form: tearmes
word, expression, utterance
2H6 V.i.25
abject (adj.)
old form: abiect
mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
And now like Aiax Telamonius,And now, like Ajax Telamonius,Ajax (n.)[pron: 'ayjaks, OP also a'jayks] son of Telemon, king of Salamis (also called Ajax Telemonius); fought against Troy; proverbial for his size and strength2H6 V.i.26
On Sheepe or Oxen could I spend my furie.On sheep or oxen could I spend my fury.spend (v.)expend, express, give vent to2H6 V.i.27
I am farre better borne then is the king:I am far better born than is the King, 2H6 V.i.28
More like a King, more Kingly in my thoughts.More like a king, more kingly in my thoughts; 2H6 V.i.29
But I must make faire weather yet a while,But I must make fair weather yet awhile, 2H6 V.i.30
Till Henry be more weake, and I more strong.Till Henry be more weak and I more strong. –  2H6 V.i.31
Buckingham, I prethee pardon me,Buckingham, I prithee pardon me, 2H6 V.i.32
That I haue giuen no answer all this while:That I have given no answer all this while; 2H6 V.i.33
My minde was troubled with deepe Melancholly.My mind was troubled with deep melancholy. 2H6 V.i.34
The cause why I haue brought this Armie hither,The cause why I have brought this army hither 2H6 V.i.35
Is to remoue proud Somerset from the King,Is to remove proud Somerset from the King, 2H6 V.i.36
Seditious to his Grace, and to the State.Seditious to his grace and to the state. 2H6 V.i.37
Buc. BUCKINGHAM 
That is too much presumption on thy part:That is too much presumption on thy part; 2H6 V.i.38
But if thy Armes be to no other end,But if thy arms be to no other end, 2H6 V.i.39
The King hath yeelded vnto thy demand:The King hath yielded unto thy demand: 2H6 V.i.40
The Duke of Somerset is in the Tower.The Duke of Somerset is in the Tower. 2H6 V.i.41
Yorke. YORK 
Vpon thine Honor is he Prisoner?Upon thine honour, is he prisoner? 2H6 V.i.42
Buck. BUCKINGHAM 
Vpon mine Honor he is Prisoner.Upon mine honour, he is prisoner. 2H6 V.i.43
Yorke. YORK 
Then Buckingham I do dismisse my Powres.Then, Buckingham, I do dismiss my powers.power (n.)
old form: Powres
armed force, troops, host, army
2H6 V.i.44
Souldiers, I thanke you all: disperse your selues:Soldiers, I thank you all; disperse yourselves; 2H6 V.i.45
Meet me to morrow in S. Georges Field,Meet me tomorrow in Saint George's Field, 2H6 V.i.46
You shall haue pay, and euery thing you wish.You shall have pay and everything you wish. 2H6 V.i.47
Exeunt soldiers 2H6 IV.vii.47
And let my Soueraigne, vertuous Henry,And let my sovereign, virtuous Henry, 2H6 V.i.48
Command my eldest sonne, nay all my sonnes,Command my eldest son – nay, all my sons – command (v.)have at one's disposal, be entrusted with2H6 V.i.49
As pledges of my Fealtie and Loue,As pledges of my fealty and love;pledge (n.)guarantor, surety2H6 V.i.50
fealty (n.)
old form: Fealtie
[feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
Ile send them all as willing as I liue:I'll send them all as willing as I live. 2H6 V.i.51
Lands, Goods, Horse, Armor, any thing I haueLands, goods, horse, armour, anything I have, 2H6 V.i.52
Is his to vse, so Somerset may die.Is his to use, so Somerset may die. 2H6 V.i.53
Buc. BUCKINGHAM 
Yorke, I commend this kinde submission,York, I commend this kind submission;commend (v.)praise, admire, extol2H6 V.i.54
We twaine will go into his Highnesse Tent.We twain will go into his highness' tent. 2H6 V.i.55
Enter King and Attendants.Enter the King and attendants 2H6 V.i.56
King. KING 
Buckingham, doth Yorke intend no harme to vsBuckingham, doth York intend no harm to us, 2H6 V.i.56
That thus he marcheth with thee arme in arme?That thus he marcheth with thee arm in arm? 2H6 V.i.57
Yorke. YORK 
In all submission and humility,In all submission and humility 2H6 V.i.58
Yorke doth present himselfe vnto your Highnesse.York doth present himself unto your highness. 2H6 V.i.59
K. KING 
Then what intends these Forces thou dost bring?Then what intends these forces thou dost bring? 2H6 V.i.60
Yor. YORK 
To heaue the Traitor Somerset from hence,To heave the traitor Somerset from hence, 2H6 V.i.61
And fight against that monstrous Rebell Cade,And fight against that monstrous rebel Cade,monstrous (adj.)unnatural, outlandish, aberrant2H6 V.i.62
Who since I heard to be discomfited.Who since I heard to be discomfited.discomfit (v.)defeat, overthrow, beat2H6 V.i.63
Enter Iden with Cades head.Enter Iden, with Cade's head 2H6 V.i.64.1
Iden. IDEN 
If one so rude, and of so meane conditionIf one so rude and of so mean conditioncondition (n.)position, social rank, station2H6 V.i.64
rude (adj.)uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
mean (adj.)of low rank, inferior in position, less important
May passe into the presence of a King:May pass into the presence of a king, 2H6 V.i.65
Loe, I present your Grace a Traitors head,Lo, I present your grace a traitor's head, 2H6 V.i.66
The head of Cade, whom I in combat slew.The head of Cade, whom I in combat slew. 2H6 V.i.67
King. KING 
The head of Cade? Great God, how iust art thou?The head of Cade? Great God, how just art Thou! 2H6 V.i.68
Oh let me view his Visage being dead,O, let me view his visage, being dead,visage (n.)face, countenance2H6 V.i.69
That liuing wrought me such exceeding trouble.That living wrought me such exceeding trouble.exceeding (adj.)very great, huge, exceptional2H6 V.i.70
work (v.), past form wroughtperform, do, carry out
Tell me my Friend, art thou the man that slew him?Tell me, my friend, art thou the man that slew him? 2H6 V.i.71
Iden. IDEN 
I was, an't like your Maiesty.I was, an't like your majesty.like (v.)please, suit2H6 V.i.72
King. KING 
How art thou call'd? And what is thy degree?How art thou called? And what is thy degree?degree (n.)rank, station, standing2H6 V.i.73
Iden. IDEN 
Alexander Iden, that's my name,Alexander Iden, that's my name, 2H6 V.i.74
A poore Esquire of Kent, that loues his King.A poor esquire of Kent, that loves his king. 2H6 V.i.75
Buc. BUCKINGHAM 
So please it you my Lord, 'twere not amisseSo please it you, my lord, 'twere not amiss 2H6 V.i.76
He were created Knight for his good seruice.He were created knight for his good service. 2H6 V.i.77
King. KING 
Iden, kneele downe, Iden, kneel down. 2H6 V.i.78.1
Iden kneels 2H6 V.i.78
rise vp a Knight:Rise up a knight. 2H6 V.i.78.2
We giue thee for reward a thousand Markes,We give thee for reward a thousand marks,mark (n.)accounting unit in England (value: two-thirds of a pound)2H6 V.i.79
And will, that thou henceforth attend on vs.And will that thou henceforth attend on us.will (v.), past form wouldcommand, order, direct2H6 V.i.80
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
Iden. IDEN 
May Iden liue to merit such a bountie,May Iden live to merit such a bounty, 2H6 V.i.81
And neuer liue but true vnto his Liege. And never live but true unto his liege. 2H6 V.i.82
Enter Queene and Somerset.Enter the Queen and Somerset 2H6 V.i.83
K. KING 
See Buckingham, Somerset comes with th' Queene,See, Buckingham, Somerset comes with th' Queen; 2H6 V.i.83
Go bid her hide him quickly from the Duke.Go, bid her hide him quickly from the Duke. 2H6 V.i.84
Qu. QUEEN 
For thousand Yorkes he shall not hide his head,For thousand Yorks he shall not hide his head, 2H6 V.i.85
But boldly stand, and front him to his face.But boldly stand and front him to his face.front (v.)confront, face, meet2H6 V.i.86
Yor. YORK 
How now? is Somerset at libertie?How now? Is Somerset at liberty? 2H6 V.i.87
Then Yorke vnloose thy long imprisoned thoughts,Then, York, unloose thy long-imprisoned thoughts 2H6 V.i.88
And let thy tongue be equall with thy heart.And let thy tongue be equal with thy heart. 2H6 V.i.89
Shall I endure the sight of Somerset?Shall I endure the sight of Somerset? 2H6 V.i.90
False King, why hast thou broken faith with me,False King! Why hast thou broken faith with me,false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious2H6 V.i.91
Knowing how hardly I can brooke abuse?Knowing how hardly I can brook abuse?hardly (adv.)with great difficulty, only with difficulty2H6 V.i.92
abuse (n.)deception, hoax, fraud
brook (v.)
old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
King did I call thee? No: thou art not King:‘ King ’ did I call thee? No, thou art not king; 2H6 V.i.93
Not fit to gouerne and rule multitudes,Not fit to govern and rule multitudes, 2H6 V.i.94
Which dar'st not, no nor canst not rule a Traitor.Which darest not – no, nor canst not – rule a traitor. 2H6 V.i.95
That Head of thine doth not become a Crowne:That head of thine doth not become a crown;become (v.)grace, honour, dignify2H6 V.i.96
Thy Hand is made to graspe a Palmers staffe,Thy hand is made to grasp a palmer's staff,palmer (n.)pilgrim2H6 V.i.97
And not to grace an awefull Princely Scepter.And not to grace an awful princely sceptre.awful (adj.)
old form: awefull
awe-inspiring, worthy of respect
2H6 V.i.98
That Gold, must round engirt these browes of mine,That gold must round engirt these brows of mine,engirt (v.)encircle, enclose2H6 V.i.99
gold (n.)golden state, object made of gold
brow (n.)
old form: browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
Whose Smile and Frowne, like to Achilles SpeareWhose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear,like to / unto (conj./prep.)similar to, comparable with2H6 V.i.100
Achilles (n.)[pron: a'kileez] son of Peleus and Thetis; only his spear could heal the wounds it made
Is able with the change, to kill and cure.Is able with the change to kill and cure. 2H6 V.i.101
Heere is a hand to hold a Scepter vp,Here is a hand to hold a sceptre up, 2H6 V.i.102
And with the same to acte controlling Lawes:And with the same to act controlling laws.act (v.)
old form: acte
enact, enforce, bring about
2H6 V.i.103
Giue place: by heauen thou shalt rule no moreGive place; by heaven, thou shalt rule no moreplace (n.)way, room2H6 V.i.104
O're him, whom heauen created for thy Ruler.O'er him whom heaven created for thy ruler. 2H6 V.i.105
Som. SOMERSET 
O monstrous Traitor! I arrest thee YorkeO monstrous traitor! I arrest thee, York, 2H6 V.i.106
Of Capitall Treason 'gainst the King and Crowne:Of capital treason 'gainst the King and crown. 2H6 V.i.107
Obey audacious Traitor, kneele for Grace.Obey, audacious traitor; kneel for grace. 2H6 V.i.108
York. YORK 
Wold'st haue me kneele? First let me ask of thee,Wouldst have me kneel? First let me ask of these 2H6 V.i.109
If they can brooke I bow a knee to man:If they can brook I bow a knee to man.brook (v.)
old form: brooke
allow, permit, bear
2H6 V.i.110
Sirrah, call in my sonne to be my bale:Sirrah, call in my sons to be my bail; 2H6 V.i.111
Exit an attendant 2H6 V.i.111
I know ere they will haue me go to Ward,I know, ere they will have me go to ward,ward (n.)custody, imprisonment2H6 V.i.112
They'l pawne their swords of my infranchisement.They'll pawn their swords for my enfranchisement.enfranchisement (n.)
old form: infranchisement
freedom, liberation, release
2H6 V.i.113
Qu. QUEEN 
Call hither Clifford, bid him come amaine,Call hither Clifford; bid him come amain,amain (adv.)
old form: amaine
in all haste, at full speed
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To say, if that the Bastard boyes of YorkeTo say if that the bastard boys of York 2H6 V.i.115
Shall be the Surety for their Traitor Father.Shall be the surety for their traitor father.surety (n.)person undertaking a legal responsibility in relation to another, guarantor2H6 V.i.116
Exit an attendant 2H6 V.i.116
Yorke. YORK 
O blood-bespotted Neopolitan,O blood-bespotted Neapolitan, 2H6 V.i.117
Out-cast of Naples, Englands bloody Scourge,Outcast of Naples, England's bloody scourge! 2H6 V.i.118
The sonnes of Yorke, thy betters in their birth,The sons of York, thy betters in their birth, 2H6 V.i.119
Shall be their Fathers baile, and bane to thoseShall be their father's bail, and bane to thosebane (n.)ruin, woe, destruction2H6 V.i.120
That for my Surety will refuse the Boyes.That for my surety will refuse the boys. 2H6 V.i.121
Enter Edward and Richard.Enter at one door Edward and Richard with their army 2H6 V.i.122.1
See where they come, Ile warrant they'l make it good. See where they come; I'll warrant they'll make it good.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm2H6 V.i.122
make goodperform well, succeed in carrying out
Enter Clifford.Enter at another door Clifford and Young Clifford 2H6 V.i.123.1
with an army 2H6 V.i.123.2
Qu. QUEEN 
And here comes Clifford to deny their baile.And here comes Clifford to deny their bail.deny (v.)disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]2H6 V.i.123
Clif. CLIFFORD 
Health, and all happinesse to my Lord the King.Health and all happiness to my lord the King! 2H6 V.i.124
He kneels 2H6 V.i.125
Yor. YORK 
I thanke thee Clifford: Say, what newes with thee?I thank thee, Clifford; say, what news with thee? 2H6 V.i.125
Nay, do not fright vs with an angry looke:Nay, do not fright us with an angry look.fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify2H6 V.i.126
We are thy Soueraigne Clifford, kneele againe;We are thy sovereign, Clifford; kneel again. 2H6 V.i.127
For thy mistaking so, We pardon thee.For thy mistaking so, we pardon thee. 2H6 V.i.128
Clif. CLIFFORD 
This is my King Yorke, I do not mistake,This is my king, York; I do not mistake; 2H6 V.i.129
But thou mistakes me much to thinke I do,But thou mistakes me much to think I do. 2H6 V.i.130
To Bedlem with him, is the man growne mad.To Bedlam with him! Is the man grown mad?Bedlam (n./adj.)
old form: Bedlem
colloquial form of Bethlehem Hospital for the insane, in London
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King. KING 
I Clifford, a Bedlem and ambitious humorAy, Clifford; a bedlam and ambitious humourhumour (n.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]2H6 V.i.132
bedlam (adj.)
old form: Bedlem
mad, crazed, frantic
Makes him oppose himselfe against his King.Makes him oppose himself against his king. 2H6 V.i.133
Clif. CLIFFORD 
He is a Traitor, let him to the Tower,He is a traitor; let him to the Tower, 2H6 V.i.134
And chop away that factious pate of his.And chop away that factious pate of his.pate (n.)head, skull2H6 V.i.135
factious (adj.)rebellious, seditious
Qu. QUEEN 
He is arrested, but will not obey:He is arrested, but will not obey; 2H6 V.i.136
His sonnes (he sayes) shall giue their words for him.His sons, he says, shall give their words for him. 2H6 V.i.137
Yor. YORK 
Will you not Sonnes?Will you not, sons? 2H6 V.i.138
Edw. EDWARD 
I Noble Father, if our words will serue.Ay, noble father, if our words will serve. 2H6 V.i.139
Rich. RICHARD 
And if words will not, then our Weapons shal.And if words will not, then our weapons shall. 2H6 V.i.140
Clif. CLIFFORD 
Why what a brood of Traitors haue we heere?Why, what a brood of traitors have we here! 2H6 V.i.141
Yorke. YORK 
Looke in a Glasse, and call thy Image so.Look in a glass and call thy image so;glass (n.)
old form: Glasse
mirror, looking-glass
2H6 V.i.142
I am thy King, and thou a false-heart Traitor:I am thy king, and thou a false-heart traitor.false-heart (adj.)false-hearted, treacherous2H6 V.i.143
Call hither to the stake my two braue Beares,Call hither to the stake my two brave bears,stake (n.)[bear-baiting] post to which a bear is chained2H6 V.i.144
brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
That with the very shaking of their Chaines,That with the very shaking of their chains 2H6 V.i.145
They may astonish these fell-lurking Curres,They may astonish these fell-lurking curs:fell-lurking (adj.)savagely waiting, fierce in attendance2H6 V.i.146
astonish, 'stonish (v.)fill with wonder, amaze, astound
Bid Salsbury and Warwicke come to me.Bid Salisbury and Warwick come to me. 2H6 V.i.147
Enter the Earles of Warwicke, and Salisbury.Enter the Earls of Warwick and Salisbury with an 2H6 V.i.148.1
army 2H6 V.i.148.2
Clif. CLIFFORD 
Are these thy Beares? Wee'l bate thy Bears to death,Are these thy bears? We'll bait thy bears to death,bait (v.)
old form: bate
harass, persecute, torment
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And manacle the Berard in their Chaines,And manacle the bearard in their chains,bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord (n.)
old form: Berard
bear-keeper, bear-handler [for dancing or baiting]
2H6 V.i.149
If thou dar'st bring them to the bayting place.If thou darest bring them to the baiting-place.baiting-place (n.)
old form: bayting place
bear-baiting pit
2H6 V.i.150
Rich. RICHARD 
Oft haue I seene a hot ore-weening Curre,Oft have I seen a hot o'erweening curoft (adv.)often2H6 V.i.151
overweening (adj.)
old form: ore-weening
arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
hot (adj.)hot-tempered, angry, passionate
Run backe and bite, because he was with-held,Run back and bite, because he was withheld; 2H6 V.i.152
Who being suffer'd with the Beares fell paw,Who, being suffered with the bear's fell paw,suffer (v.)
old form: suffer'd
injure, wound, hurt
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fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savage
Hath clapt his taile, betweene his legges and cride,Hath clapped his tail between his legs and cried; 2H6 V.i.154
And such a peece of seruice will you do,And such a piece of service will you do, 2H6 V.i.155
If you oppose your selues to match Lord Warwicke.If you oppose yourselves to match Lord Warwick. 2H6 V.i.156
Clif. CLIFFORD 
Hence heape of wrath, foule indigested lumpe,Hence, heap of wrath, foul indigested lump,indigested (adj.)improperly formed, uncompleted2H6 V.i.157
As crooked in thy manners, as thy shape.As crooked in thy manners as thy shape!crooked (adj.)malignant, perverse, contrary, devious2H6 V.i.158
Yor. YORK 
Nay we shall heate you thorowly anon.Nay, we shall heat you thoroughly anon.anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently2H6 V.i.159
Clif. CLIFFORD 
Take heede least by your heate you burne your selues:Take heed, lest by your heat you burn yourselves. 2H6 V.i.160
King. KING 
Why Warwicke, hath thy knee forgot to bow?Why, Warwick, hath thy knee forgot to bow? 2H6 V.i.161
Old Salsbury, shame to thy siluer haire,Old Salisbury, shame to thy silver hair, 2H6 V.i.162
Thou mad misleader of thy brain-sicke sonne,Thou mad misleader of thy brain-sick son! 2H6 V.i.163
What wilt thou on thy death-bed play the Ruffian?What, wilt thou on thy deathbed play the ruffian, 2H6 V.i.164
And seeke for sorrow with thy Spectacles?And seek for sorrow with thy spectacles?spectacles (n.)eye-glasses2H6 V.i.165
Oh where is Faith? Oh, where is Loyalty?O, where is faith? O, where is loyalty? 2H6 V.i.166
If it be banisht from the frostie head,If it be banished from the frosty head,frosty (adj.)
old form: frostie
hoary, white-haired
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Where shall it finde a harbour in the earth?Where shall it find a harbour in the earth? 2H6 V.i.168
Wilt thou go digge a graue to finde out Warre,Wilt thou go dig a grave to find out war, 2H6 V.i.169
And shame thine honourable Age with blood?And shame thine honourable age with blood? 2H6 V.i.170
Why art thou old, and want'st experience?Why art thou old and wantest experience?want (v.)
old form: want'st
lack, need, be without
2H6 V.i.171
Or wherefore doest abuse it, if thou hast it?Or wherefore dost abuse it, if thou hast it?abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong2H6 V.i.172
For shame in dutie bend thy knee to me,For shame! In duty bend thy knee to me, 2H6 V.i.173
That bowes vnto the graue with mickle age.That bows unto the grave with mickle age.mickle (adj.)great, much, large2H6 V.i.174
Sal. SALISBURY 
My Lord, I haue considered with my selfeMy lord, I have considered with myself 2H6 V.i.175
The Title of this most renowned Duke,The title of this most renowned Duke; 2H6 V.i.176
And in my conscience, do repute his graceAnd in my conscience do repute his gracerepute (v.)consider, think, reckon2H6 V.i.177
The rightfull heyre to Englands Royall seate.The rightful heir to England's royal seat. 2H6 V.i.178
King. KING 
Hast thou not sworne Allegeance vnto me?Hast thou not sworn allegiance unto me? 2H6 V.i.179
Sal. SALISBURY 
I haue.I have. 2H6 V.i.180
Ki. KING 
Canst thou dispense with heauen for such an oath?Canst thou dispense with heaven for such an oath?dispense with (v.)gain exemption from, set aside, dissolve2H6 V.i.181
Sal. SALISBURY 
It is great sinne, to sweare vnto a sinne:It is great sin to swear unto a sin,swear (v.)
old form: sweare
promise, vow, pledge
2H6 V.i.182
But greater sinne to keepe a sinfull oath:But greater sin to keep a sinful oath. 2H6 V.i.183
Who can be bound by any solemne VowWho can be bound by any solemn vow 2H6 V.i.184
To do a murd'rous deede, to rob a man,To do a murderous deed, to rob a man, 2H6 V.i.185
To force a spotlesse Virgins Chastitie,To force a spotless virgin's chastity, 2H6 V.i.186
To reaue the Orphan of his Patrimonie,To reave the orphan of his patrimony,reave (v.), past form reft
old form: reaue
rob, deprive
2H6 V.i.187
To wring the Widdow from her custom'd right,To wring the widow from her customed right,customed (adj.)
old form: custom'd
legally sanctioned, established by custom
2H6 V.i.188
And haue no other reason for this wrong,And have no other reason for this wrong 2H6 V.i.189
But that he was bound by a solemne Oath?But that he was bound by a solemn oath? 2H6 V.i.190
Qu. QUEEN 
A subtle Traitor needs no Sophister.A subtle traitor needs no sophister.subtle, subtile (adj.)crafty, cunning, wily2H6 V.i.191
sophister (n.)sophist, cunning reasoner, clever debater
King. KING 
Call Buckingham, and bid him arme himselfe.Call Buckingham, and bid him arm himself. 2H6 V.i.192
Yorke. YORK 
Call Buckingham, and all the friends thou hast,Call Buckingham and all the friends thou hast, 2H6 V.i.193
I am resolu'd for death and dignitie.I am resolved for death or dignity.resolved (adj.)
old form: resolu'd
determined, settled, decided
2H6 V.i.194
dignity (n.)
old form: dignitie
official position, high office, rule
Old Clif. CLIFFORD 
The first I warrant thee, if dreames proue trueThe first I warrant thee, if dreams prove true.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm2H6 V.i.195
War. WARWICK 
You were best to go to bed, and dreame againe,You were best to go to bed and dream again, 2H6 V.i.196
To keepe thee from the Tempest of the field.To keep thee from the tempest of the field.field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat2H6 V.i.197
Old Clif. CLIFFORD 
I am resolu'd to beare a greater storme,I am resolved to bear a greater storm 2H6 V.i.198
Then any thou canst coniure vp to day:Than any thou canst conjure up today; 2H6 V.i.199
And that Ile write vpon thy Burgonet,And that I'll write upon thy burgonet,burgonet (n.)[type of] small light helmet2H6 V.i.200
Might I but know thee by thy housed Badge.Might I but know thee by thy house's badge.badge (n.)crest, emblem2H6 V.i.201
War. WARWICK 
Now by my Fathers badge, old Neuils Crest,Now by my father's badge, old Nevil's crest,crest (n.)heraldic device placed above the shield and helmet in a coat-of-arms2H6 V.i.202
badge (n.)crest, emblem
The rampant Beare chain'd to the ragged staffe,The rampant bear chained to the ragged staff,ragged (adj.)broken, jagged, fragmented2H6 V.i.203
This day Ile weare aloft my Burgonet,This day I'll wear aloft my burgonet,burgonet (n.)[type of] small light helmet2H6 V.i.204
As on a Mountaine top, the Cedar shewes,As on a mountain top the cedar shows, 2H6 V.i.205
That keepes his leaues inspight of any storme,That keeps his leaves in spite of any storm, 2H6 V.i.206
Euen io affright thee with the view thereof.Even to affright thee with the view thereof.affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scare2H6 V.i.207
Old Clif. CLIFFORD 
And from thy Burgonet Ile rend thy Beare,And from thy burgonet I'll rend thy bear 2H6 V.i.208
And tread it vnder foot with all contempt,And tread it under foot with all contempt, 2H6 V.i.209
Despight the Bearard, that protects the Beare.Despite the bearard that protects the bear.bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord (n.)bear-keeper, bear-handler [for dancing or baiting]2H6 V.i.210
Yo.Clif. YOUNG CLIFFORD 
And so to Armes victorious Father,And so to arms, victorious father, 2H6 V.i.211
To quell the Rebels, and their Complices.To quell the rebels and their complices.complice (n.)accomplice, confederate, associate2H6 V.i.212
Rich. RICHARD 
Fie, Charitie for shame, speake not in spight,Fie, charity, for shame! Speak not in spite,spite (n.)
old form: spight
annoyance, vexation, irritation
2H6 V.i.213
For you shall sup with Iesu Christ to night.For you shall sup with Jesu Christ tonight.sup (v.)have supper2H6 V.i.214
Yo.Clif. YOUNG CLIFFORD 
Foule stygmaticke that's more then thou canst tell.Foul stigmatic, that's more than thou canst tell.stigmatic (n.)
old form: stygmaticke
misshapen individual, person marked by physical deformity
2H6 V.i.215
Ric. RICHARD 
If not in heauen, you'l surely sup in hell. If not in heaven, you'll surely sup in hell. 2H6 V.i.216
ExeuntExeunt 2H6 V.i.216
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