Henry VIII
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Enter Anne Bullen and an Old Ladypinch (v.)torment, pain, tortureH8 II.iii.1
An. ANNE 
Not for that neither; here's the pang that pinches.Not for that neither. Here's the pang that pinches: H8 II.iii.1
His Highnesse, hauing liu'd so long with her, and sheHis highness having lived so long with her, and she H8 II.iii.2
So good a Lady, that no Tongue could euerSo good a lady that no tongue could ever H8 II.iii.3
Pronounce dishonour of her; by my life,Pronounce dishonour of her – by my life, H8 II.iii.4
She neuer knew harme-doing: Oh, now afterShe never knew harm-doing – O, now, after H8 II.iii.5
So many courses of the Sun enthroaned,So many courses of the sun enthroned, H8 II.iii.6
Still growing in a Maiesty and pompe, the whichStill growing in a majesty and pomp, the whichstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyH8 II.iii.7
To leaue, a thousand fold more bitter, thenTo leave a thousand-fold more bitter than H8 II.iii.8
'Tis sweet at first t'acquire. After this Processe.'Tis sweet at first t' acquire – after this process,process (n.)
old form: Processe
progress, course, path
H8 II.iii.9
To giue her the auaunt, it is a pittyTo give her the avaunt, it is a pityavaunt (n.)
old form: auaunt
order to be gone, farewell
H8 II.iii.10
Would moue a Monster.Would move a monster.temper (n.)quality, constitution, conditionH8 II.iii.11.1
Old La. OLD LADY 
Hearts of most hard temperHearts of most hard temper H8 II.iii.11.2
Melt and lament for her.Melt and lament for her. H8 II.iii.12.1
An. ANNE 
Oh Gods will, much betterO, God's will! Much better H8 II.iii.12.2
She ne're had knowne pompe; though't be temporall,She ne'er had known pomp; though't be temporal,temporal (adj.)
old form: temporall
secular, civil, worldly
H8 II.iii.13
Yet if that quarrell. Fortune, do diuorceYet, if that quarrel, Fortune, do divorceFortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindH8 II.iii.14
quarrel (n.)
old form: quarrell
cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
It from the bearer, 'tis a sufferance, pangingIt from the bearer, 'tis a sufferance pangingbearer (n.)possessor, owner, holderH8 II.iii.15
pang (v.)afflict with pangs, torture, torment
sufferance (n.)distress, suffering, hardship
As soule and bodies seuering.As soul and body's severing. H8 II.iii.16.1
Old L. OLD LADY 
Alas poore Lady,Alas, poor lady! H8 II.iii.16.2
Shee's a stranger now againe.She's a stranger now again.stranger (n.)foreigner, alien, outsiderH8 II.iii.17.1
An. ANNE 
So much the moreSo much the more H8 II.iii.17.2
Must pitty drop vpon her; verilyMust pity drop upon her. Verily,verily (adv.)in truth, truly, indeedH8 II.iii.18
I sweare, tis better to be lowly borne,I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born, H8 II.iii.19
And range with humble liuers in Content,And range with humble livers in content,content (n.)contentment, peace of mindH8 II.iii.20
range (v.)wander freely, roam, rove
Then to be perk'd vp in a glistring griefe,Than to be perked up in a glistering griefperk up (v.)
old form: perk'd vp
make smart, deck out, spruce up
H8 II.iii.21
glistering (adj.)
old form: glistring
glittering, shining, sparkling
And weare a golden sorrow.And wear a golden sorrow.content (n.)contentment, peace of mindH8 II.iii.22.1
Old L. OLD LADY 
Our contentOur content H8 II.iii.22.2
Is our best hauing.Is our best having. H8 II.iii.23.1
Anne. ANNE 
By my troth, and Maidenhead,By my troth and maidenhead,troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]H8 II.iii.23.2
maidenhead (n.)virginity
I would not be a Queene.I would not be a queen. H8 II.iii.24.1
Old. L. OLD LADY 
Beshrew me, I would,Beshrew me, I would,beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befallH8 II.iii.24.2
And venture Maidenhead for't, and so would youAnd venture maidenhead for't; and so would you, H8 II.iii.25
For all this spice of your Hipocrisie:For all this spice of your hypocrisy.spice (n.)touch, trace, dashH8 II.iii.26
You that haue so faire parts of Woman on you,You that have so fair parts of woman on youpart (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]H8 II.iii.27
Haue (too) a Womans heart, which euer yetHave too a woman's heart, which ever yet H8 II.iii.28
Affected Eminence, Wealth, Soueraignty;Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty;affect (v.)cultivate, aim at, seek outH8 II.iii.29
Which, to say sooth, are Blessings; and which guiftsWhich, to say sooth, are blessings; and which gifts,sooth (adj.)trueH8 II.iii.30
(Sauing your mincing) the capacitySaving your mincing, the capacitymincing (n.)affected movement, pretentious mannerH8 II.iii.31
Of your soft Chiuerell Conscience, would receiue,Of your soft cheveril conscience would receive,cheveril (adj.)
old form: Chiuerell
flexible, yielding, pliant
H8 II.iii.32
If you might please to stretch it.If you might please to stretch it. H8 II.iii.33.1
Anne. ANNE 
Nay, good troth.Nay, good troth.troth, good troth (n.)exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeedH8 II.iii.33.2
Old L. OLD LADY 
Yes troth, & troth; you would not be a Queen?Yes, troth and troth. You would not be a queen?troth (n.)truth, good faithH8 II.iii.34
Anne. ANNE 
No, not for all the riches vnder Heauen.No, not for all the riches under heaven. H8 II.iii.35
Old. L. OLD LADY  
Tis strange; a threepence bow'd would hire me'Tis strange: a threepence bowed would hire me,bowed (adj.)
old form: bow'd
bent, crooked
H8 II.iii.36
Old as I am, to Queene it: but I pray you,Old as I am, to queen it. But, I pray you, H8 II.iii.37
What thinke you of a Dutchesse? Haue you limbsWhat think you of a duchess? Have you limbs H8 II.iii.38
To beare that load of Title?To bear that load of title? H8 II.iii.39.1
An. ANNE 
No in truth.No, in truth. H8 II.iii.39.2
Old. L. OLD LADY 
Then you are weakly made; plucke off a little,Then you are weakly made. Pluck off a little;pluck off (v.)
old form: plucke
come down [in level of aspiration], look lower
H8 II.iii.40
I would not be a young Count in your way,I would not be a young count in your way H8 II.iii.41
For more then blushing comes to: If your backeFor more than blushing comes to. If your back H8 II.iii.42
Cannot vouchsafe this burthen, tis too weakeCannot vouchsafe this burden,'tis too weakvouchsafe (v.)cope with, sustain, be prepared to bearH8 II.iii.43
Euer to get a Boy.Ever to get a boy.get (v.)beget, conceive, breedH8 II.iii.44.1
An. ANNE 
How you doe talke;How you do talk! H8 II.iii.44.2
I sweare againe, I would not be a Queene,I swear again, I would not be a queen H8 II.iii.45
For all the world.For all the world. H8 II.iii.46.1
Old. L. OLD LADY 
In faith, for little EnglandIn faith, for little England H8 II.iii.46.2
You'ld venture an emballing: I my selfeYou'd venture an emballing. I myselfemballing (n.)investment with the orb [as a mark of sovereignty]H8 II.iii.47
Would for Carnaruanshire, although there long'dWould for Caernarvonshire, although there 'longed H8 II.iii.48
No more to th'Crowne but that: Lo, who comes here?No more to th' crown but that. Lo, who comes here? H8 II.iii.49
Enter Lord Chamberlaine.Enter the Lord Chamberlainmorrow (n.)morningH8 II.iii.50
L. Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
Good morrow Ladies; what wer't worth to knowGood morrow, ladies. What were't worth to know H8 II.iii.50
The secret of your conference?The secret of your conference?conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourseH8 II.iii.51.1
An. ANNE 
My good Lord,My good lord, H8 II.iii.51.2
Not your demand; it values not your asking:Not your demand; it values not your asking.demand (n.)question, enquiry, requestH8 II.iii.52
Our Mistris Sorrowes we were pittying.Our mistress' sorrows we were pitying. H8 II.iii.53
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
It was a gentle businesse, and becommingIt was a gentle business, and becominggentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindH8 II.iii.54
The action of good women, there is hopeThe action of good women. There is hope H8 II.iii.55
All will be well.All will be well. H8 II.iii.56.1
An. ANNE 
Now I pray God, Amen.Now I pray God, amen! H8 II.iii.56.2
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
You beare a gentle minde, & heau'nly blessingsYou bear a gentle mind, and heavenly blessingsgentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindH8 II.iii.57
Follow such Creatures. That you may, faire LadyFollow such creatures. That you may, fair lady, H8 II.iii.58
Perceiue I speake sincerely, and high notesPerceive I speak sincerely, and high note's H8 II.iii.59
Tane of your many vertues; the Kings MaiestyTa'en of your many virtues, the King's majesty H8 II.iii.60
Commends his good opinion of you, to you; andCommends his good opinion of you, andcommend (v.)present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]H8 II.iii.61
commend (v.)declare, offer, direct
Doe's purpose honour to you no lesse flowing,Does purpose honour to you no less flowingpurpose (v.)intend, planH8 II.iii.62
flowing (adj.)bountiful, abundant, copious
Then Marchionesse of Pembrooke; to which Title,Than Marchioness of Pembroke; to which title H8 II.iii.63
A Thousand pound a yeare, Annuall support,A thousand pound a year, annual support, H8 II.iii.64
Out of his Grace, he addes.Out of his grace he adds. H8 II.iii.65.1
An. ANNE 
I doe not knowI do not know H8 II.iii.65.2
What kinde of my obedience, I should tender;What kind of my obedience I should tender.kind (n.)
old form: kinde
manner, way, state
H8 II.iii.66
tender (v.)offer, give, present
More then my All, is Nothing: Nor my PrayersMore than my all is nothing; nor my prayers H8 II.iii.67
Are not words duely hallowed; nor my WishesAre not words duly hallowed, nor my wishes H8 II.iii.68
More worth, then empty vanities: yet Prayers & WishesMore worth than empty vanities; yet prayers and wishesvanity (n.)trifle, folly, vain thingH8 II.iii.69
Are all I can returne. 'Beseech your Lordship,Are all I can return. Beseech your lordship, H8 II.iii.70
Vouchsafe to speake my thankes, and my obedience,Vouchsafe to speak my thanks and my obedience,vouchsafe (v.)allow, permit, grantH8 II.iii.71
As from a blushing Handmaid, to his Highnesse;As from a blushing handmaid, to his highness, H8 II.iii.72
Whose health and Royalty I pray for.Whose health and royalty I pray for. H8 II.iii.73.1
Cham. LORD CHAMBERLAIN 
Lady;Lady, H8 II.iii.73.2
I shall not faile t'approue the faire conceitI shall not fail t' approve the fair conceitconceit (n.)view, opinion, judgementH8 II.iii.74
approve (v.)
old form: approue
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
The King hath of you. I haue perus'd her well,The King hath of you. (aside) I have perused her well; H8 II.iii.75
Beauty and Honour in her are so mingled,Beauty and honour in her are so mingled H8 II.iii.76
That they haue caught the King: and who knowes yetThat they have caught the King; and who knows yetcatch (v.)catch the attention of, attract the notice ofH8 II.iii.77
But from this Lady, may proceed a Iemme,But from this lady may proceed a gem H8 II.iii.78
To lighten all this Ile. I'le to the King,To lighten all this isle? (to them) I'll to the King, H8 II.iii.79
And say I spoke with you.And say I spoke with you. H8 II.iii.80.1
An. ANNE 
My honour'd Lord.My honoured lord. H8 II.iii.80.2
Exit Lord Chamberlaine.Exit Lord Chamberlain H8 II.iii.80
Old. L. OLD LADY 
Why this it is: See, see,Why, this it is: see, see! H8 II.iii.81
I haue beene begging sixteene yeares in CourtI have been begging sixteen years in court, H8 II.iii.82
(Am yet a Courtier beggerly) nor couldAm yet a courtier beggarly, nor could H8 II.iii.83
Come pat betwixt too early, and too lateCome pat betwixt too early and too latepat (adv.)neatly, opportunely, aptlyH8 II.iii.84
pound (n.)(plural) sum of money
For any suit of pounds: and you, (oh fate)For any suit of pounds; and you – O fate! – suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petitionH8 II.iii.85
A very fresh Fish heere; fye, fye, fye vponA very fresh fish here – fie, fie, fie upon H8 II.iii.86
This compel'd fortune: haue your mouth fild vp,This compelled fortune! – have your mouth filled upcompelled (adj.)
old form: compel'd
constrained, forced, of necessity
H8 II.iii.87
compelled (adj.)
old form: compel'd
enforced, involuntary, unsought
Before you open it.Before you open it. H8 II.iii.88.1
An. ANNE 
This is strange to me.This is strange to me. H8 II.iii.88.2
Old L. OLD LADY 
How tasts it? Is it bitter? Forty pence, no:How tastes it? Is it bitter? Forty pence, no. H8 II.iii.89
There was a Lady once (tis an old Story)There was a lady once – 'tis an old story –  H8 II.iii.90
That would not be a Queene, that would she notThat would not be a queen, that would she not, H8 II.iii.91
For all the mud in Egypt; haue you heard it?For all the mud in Egypt. Have you heard it? H8 II.iii.92
An. ANNE 
Come you are pleasant.Come, you are pleasant.pleasant (adj.)facetious, joking, drollH8 II.iii.93.1
theme (n.)
old form: Theame
reason for acting, ground of belief
Old. L. OLD LADY 
With your Theame, I couldWith your theme I could H8 II.iii.93.2
O're-mount the Larke: The Marchionesse of Pembrooke?O'ermount the lark. The Marchioness of Pembroke!overmount (v.)
old form: O're-mount
transcend, rise above, soar higher than
H8 II.iii.94
A thousand pounds a yeare, for pure respect?A thousand pounds a year for pure respect!respect (n.)regard, admiration, favour, opinionH8 II.iii.95
No other obligation? by my Life,No other obligation! By my life, H8 II.iii.96
That promises mo thousands: Honours traineThat promises more thousands: honour's trainmo, moe (adj.)more [in number]H8 II.iii.97
Is longer then his fore-skirt; by this timeIs longer than his foreskirt. By this timeforeskirt (n.)
old form: fore-skirt
front skirts
H8 II.iii.98
I know your backe will beare a Dutchesse. Say,I know your back will bear a duchess. Say, H8 II.iii.99
Are you not stronger then you were?Are you not stronger than you were? H8 II.iii.100.1
An. ANNE 
Good Lady,Good lady, H8 II.iii.100.2
Make your selfe mirth with your particular fancy,Make yourself mirth with your particular fancy,fancy (n.)imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thoughtH8 II.iii.101
And leaue me out on't. Would I had no beingAnd leave me out on't. Would I had no being, H8 II.iii.102
If this salute my blood a iot; it faints meIf this salute my blood a jot; it faints meblood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]H8 II.iii.103
salute (v.)affect, act upon, excite
faint (v.)make faint, depress
To thinke what followes.To think what follows. H8 II.iii.104
The Queene is comfortlesse, and wee forgetfullThe Queen is comfortless, and we forgetful H8 II.iii.105
In our long absence: pray doe not deliuer,In our long absence. Pray do not deliverdeliver (v.)
old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
H8 II.iii.106
What heere y'haue heard to her.What here you've heard to her. H8 II.iii.107.1
Old L. OLD LADY 
What doe you thinke me --- What do you think me? H8 II.iii.107.2
Exeunt.Exeunt H8 II.iii.107
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