Henry V
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Enter the Dolphin, Orleance, Ramburs, and Beaumont.Enter the Dauphin, Orleans, Rambures, and others H5 IV.ii.1
Orleance. ORLEANS 
The Sunne doth gild our Armour vp, my Lords.The sun doth gild our armour: up, my lords! H5 IV.ii.1
Dolph. DAUPHIN 
Monte Cheual: My Horse, Verlot Lacquay:Montez à cheval! My horse! Varlet! Lacquais!cheval (n.)horse [Click on this word for a link to a translation of the French in this scene.]H5 IV.ii.2
Ha.Ha! H5 IV.ii.3.1
Orleance. ORLEANS 
Oh braue Spirit.O brave spirit!brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellentH5 IV.ii.3.2
Dolph. DAUPHIN 
Via les ewes & terre.Via! Les eaux et la terre! H5 IV.ii.3.3
Orleance. ORLEANS 
Rien puis le air & feu.Rien puis? L'air et le feu? H5 IV.ii.4.1
Dolph. DAUPHIN 
Cein, Cousin Orleance.Ciel, cousin Orleans! H5 IV.ii.4.2
Enter Constable. Enter the Constable H5 IV.ii.5
Now my Lord Constable?Now, my Lord Constable! H5 IV.ii.5
Const. CONSTABLE 
Hearke how our Steedes, for present Seruice neigh.Hark how our steeds for present service neigh! H5 IV.ii.6
Dolph. DAUPHIN 
Mount them, and make incision in their Hides,Mount them and make incision in their hides, H5 IV.ii.7
That their hot blood may spin in English eyes,That their hot blood may spin in English eyesspin (v.)gush, spurt, sprayH5 IV.ii.8
hot (adj.)hot-tempered, angry, passionate
And doubt them with superfluous courage: ha.And dout them with superfluous courage, ha!dout (v.)
old form: doubt
put out, extinguish
H5 IV.ii.9
Ram. RAMBURES 
What, wil you haue them weep our Horses blood?What, will you have them weep our horses' blood? H5 IV.ii.10
How shall we then behold their naturall teares?How shall we then behold their natural tears? H5 IV.ii.11
Enter Messenger.Enter a Messenger H5 IV.ii.12.1
Messeng. MESSENGER 
The English are embattail'd, you French Peeres.The English are embattled, you French peers.embattle (v.)
old form: embattall'd
deploy, draw up, marshal
H5 IV.ii.12
Const. CONSTABLE 
To Horse you gallant Princes, straight to Horse.To horse, you gallant Princes, straight to horse!straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceH5 IV.ii.13
Doe but behold yond poore and starued Band,Do but behold yon poor and starved band, H5 IV.ii.14
And your faire shew shall suck away their Soules,And your fair show shall suck away their souls, H5 IV.ii.15
Leauing them but the shales and huskes of men.Leaving them but the shales and husks of men.shale (n.)shell, husk, outer caseH5 IV.ii.16
There is not worke enough for all our hands,There is not work enough for all our hands, H5 IV.ii.17
Scarce blood enough in all their sickly Veines,Scarce blood enough in all their sickly veins H5 IV.ii.18
To giue each naked Curtleax a stayne,To give each naked curtle-axe a staincurtle-axe (n.)
old form: Curtleax
cutlass, cutting sword
H5 IV.ii.19
That our French Gallants shall to day draw out,That our French gallants shall today draw out, H5 IV.ii.20
And sheath for lack of sport. Let vs but blow on them,And sheathe for lack of sport. Let us but blow on them,sport (n.)exercise, athletic pastimeH5 IV.ii.21
The vapour of our Valour will o're-turne them.The vapour of our valour will o'erturn them. H5 IV.ii.22
'Tis positiue against all exceptions, Lords,'Tis positive 'gainst all exceptions, lords,exception (n.)(often plural) objection, dislike, disapprovalH5 IV.ii.23
That our superfluous Lacquies, and our Pesants,That our superfluous lackeys, and our peasants,lackey (n.)
old form: Lacquies
hanger-on, camp follower
H5 IV.ii.24
Who in vnnecessarie action swarmeWho in unnecessary action swarm H5 IV.ii.25
About our Squares of Battaile, were enowAbout our squares of battle, were enowenow (adv.)enoughH5 IV.ii.26
square (n.)formation, squadron, body of troops
To purge this field of such a hilding Foe;To purge this field of such a hilding foe,purge (v.)cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]H5 IV.ii.27
hilding (adj.)good-for-nothing, worthless
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Though we vpon this Mountaines Basis by,Though we upon this mountain's basis byby (adv.)near by, close at handH5 IV.ii.28
basis (n.)base, foot, foundation
Tooke stand for idle speculation:Took stand for idle speculation:speculation (n.)looking on, spectating, observationH5 IV.ii.29
But that our Honours must not. What's to say?But that our honours must not. What's to say? H5 IV.ii.30
A very little little let vs doe,A very little little let us do, H5 IV.ii.31
And all is done: then let the Trumpets soundAnd all is done. Then let the trumpets sound H5 IV.ii.32
The Tucket Sonuance, and the Note to mount:The tucket sonance and the note to mount;sonance (n.)
old form: Sonuance
sound, note
H5 IV.ii.33
tucket (n.)personal trumpet call
For our approach shall so much dare the field,For our approach shall so much dare the fieldfield (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatH5 IV.ii.34
dare (v.)daze, paralyse with fear, terrify
That England shall couch downe in feare, and yeeld.That England shall couch down in fear and yield.couch down (v.)
old form: downe
crouch, cower, lie down
H5 IV.ii.35
Enter Graundpree.Enter Grandpré H5 IV.ii.36
Grandpree. GRANDPRÉ 
Why do you stay so long, my Lords of France?Why do you stay so long, my lords of France? H5 IV.ii.36
Yond Iland Carrions, desperate of their bones,Yon island carrions, desperate of their bones,desperate (adj.)despairing, hopeless, without hopeH5 IV.ii.37
carrion (n.)carcass, wretch, worthless beast
Ill-fauoredly become the Morning field:Ill-favouredly become the morning field.ill-favouredly (adv.)
old form: Ill-fauoredly
badly, unpleasingly, offensively
H5 IV.ii.38
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
Their ragged Curtaines poorely are let loose,Their ragged curtains poorly are let loose,curtain (n.)
old form: Curtaines
banner, ensign
H5 IV.ii.39
And our Ayre shakes them passing scornefully.And our air shakes them passing scornfully.passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremelyH5 IV.ii.40
Bigge Mars seemes banqu'rout in their begger'd Hoast,Big Mars seems bankrupt in their beggared host,Mars (n.)Roman god of warH5 IV.ii.41
beggared (adj.)
old form: begger'd
impoverished, destitute, depleted
And faintly through a rustie Beuer peepes.And faintly through a rusty beaver peeps.beaver (n.)
old form: Beuer
visor of a helmet, face-guard
H5 IV.ii.42
The Horsemen sit like fixed Candlesticks,The horsemen sit like fixed candlesticks, H5 IV.ii.43
With Torch-staues in their hand: and their poore IadesWith torch-staves in their hand; and their poor jadesjade (n.)
old form: Iades
worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
H5 IV.ii.44
torch-staff (n.)
old form: Torch-staues
staff holding a torch
Lob downe their heads, dropping the hides and hips:Lob down their heads, dropping the hides and hips,lob down (v.)
old form: downe
hang, droop, sag
H5 IV.ii.45
The gumme downe roping from their pale-dead eyes,The gum down-roping from their pale-dead eyes,gum (n.)
old form: gumme
sticky secretion, mucus
H5 IV.ii.46
down-rope (v.)
old form: downe roping
trickle down, seep
And in their pale dull mouthes the Iymold BittAnd in their pale dull mouths the gimmaled bitgimmaled (adj.)
old form: Iymold
jointed, hinged, linked
H5 IV.ii.47
Lyes foule with chaw'd-grasse, still and motionlesse.Lies foul with chawed grass, still and motionless;chawed (adj.)
old form: chaw'd
chewed
H5 IV.ii.48
And their executors, the knauish Crowes,And their executors, the knavish crows,executor (n.)disposer of remainsH5 IV.ii.49
Flye o're them all, impatient for their howre.Fly o'er them all, impatient for their hour. H5 IV.ii.50
Description cannot sute it selfe in words,Description cannot suit itself in wordssuit (v.)
old form: sute
dress, clothe, equip
H5 IV.ii.51
To demonstrate the Life of such a Battaile,To demonstrate the life of such a battledemonstrate (v.)manifest, show, displayH5 IV.ii.52
battle (n.)
old form: Battaile
army, fighting force, battalion
In life so liuelesse, as it shewes it selfe.In life so lifeless as it shows itself. H5 IV.ii.53
Const. CONSTABLE 
They haue said their prayers, / And they stay for death.They have said their prayers, and they stay for death. H5 IV.ii.54
Dolph. DAUPHIN 
Shall we goe send them Dinners, and fresh Sutes,Shall we go send them dinners, and fresh suits, H5 IV.ii.55
And giue their fasting Horses Prouender,And give their fasting horses provender, H5 IV.ii.56
And after fight with them?And after fight with them? H5 IV.ii.57
Const. CONSTABLE 
I stay but for my Guard: on / To the field, I stay but for my guidon. To the field!field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combatH5 IV.ii.58
guidon (n.)
old form: Guard: on
pennant, flag
I will the Banner from a Trumpet take,I will the banner from a trumpet take,trumpet (n.)trumpeter; herald, announcerH5 IV.ii.59
And vse it for my haste. Come, come away,And use it for my haste. Come, come, away! H5 IV.ii.60
The Sunne is high, and we out-weare the day. The sun is high, and we outwear the day.outwear (v.)
old form: out-weare
use up, waste the time of
H5 IV.ii.61
Exeunt.Exeunt H5 IV.ii.61
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