Henry IV Part 2
Printer Friendly View
mainCont width actsCont width
mainCont left actsCont left
mainCont right actsCont right
selAct left selAct right
  absolutní levá pozice
  acts cont padding (l/r) 3%

First folio
Modern text

Definitions

Key line

Enter Northumberland, his Ladie, and Enter Northumberland, Lady Northumberland, and 2H4 II.iii.1.1
Harrie Percies LadieLady Percy 2H4 II.iii.1.2
North.NORTHUMBERLAND 
I prethee louing Wife, and gentle Daughter, I pray thee, loving wife, and gentle daughter,gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble2H4 II.iii.1
Giue an euen way vnto my rough Affaires: Give even way unto my rough affairs;even (adj.)
old form: euen
smooth, without obstacles
2H4 II.iii.2
rough (adj.)violent, harsh, cruel
Put not you on the visage of the Times, Put not you on the visage of the timesvisage (n.)face, countenance2H4 II.iii.3
And be like them to Percie, troublesome. And be like them to Percy troublesome. 2H4 II.iii.4
Wife.LADY NORTHUMBERLAND 
I haue giuen ouer, I will speak no more, I have given over; I will speak no more. 2H4 II.iii.5
Do what you will: your Wisedome, be your guide. Do what you will; your wisdom be your guide. 2H4 II.iii.6
North.NORTHUMBERLAND 
Alas (sweet Wife) my Honor is at pawne, Alas, sweet wife, my honour is at pawn, 2H4 II.iii.7
And but my going, nothing can redeeme it. And but my going, nothing can redeem it. 2H4 II.iii.8
La.LADY PERCY 
Oh yet, for heauens sake, go not to these Warrs; O, yet, for God's sake, go not to these wars! 2H4 II.iii.9
The Time was (Father) when you broke your word, The time was, father, that you broke your word 2H4 II.iii.10
When you were more endeer'd to it, then now, When you were more endeared to it than now,endeared (adj.)
old form: endeer'd
attached in honour, bound by affection
2H4 II.iii.11
When your owne Percy, when my heart-deere-Harry, When your own Percy, when my heart's dear Harry, 2H4 II.iii.12
Threw many a Northward looke, to see his Father Threw many a northward look to see his father 2H4 II.iii.13
Bring vp his Powres: but he did long in vaine. Bring up his powers. But he did long in vain.power (n.)
old form: Powres
armed force, troops, host, army
2H4 II.iii.14
Who then perswaded you to stay at home? Who then persuaded you to stay at home? 2H4 II.iii.15
There were two Honors lost; Yours, and your Sonnes. There were two honours lost, yours and your son's. 2H4 II.iii.16
For Yours, may heauenly glory brighten it: For yours, the God of heaven brighten it! 2H4 II.iii.17
For His, it stucke vpon him, as the Sunne For his, it stuck upon him as the sun 2H4 II.iii.18
In the gray vault of Heauen: and by his Light In the grey vault of heaven, and by his lightstick (v.)
old form: stucke
shine out, stand out, be prominent
2H4 II.iii.19
grey (adj.)
old form: gray
blue
Did all the Cheualrie of England moue Did all the chivalry of England movechivalry (n.)
old form: Cheualrie
knights, men-at-arms
2H4 II.iii.20
To do braue Acts. He was (indeed) the Glasse To do brave acts. He was indeed the glassbrave (adj.)
old form: braue
audacious, daring, bold
2H4 II.iii.21
Wherein the Noble-Youth did dresse themselues. Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves.glass (n.)
old form: Glasse
mirror, looking-glass
2H4 II.iii.22
He had no Legges, that practic'd not his Gate: He had no legs that practised not his gait;practise (v.)
old form: practic'd
copy, emulate, carry out
2H4 II.iii.23
gait (n.)
old form: Gate
manner of walking, bearing, movement
And speaking thicke (which Nature made his blemish) And speaking thick, which nature made his blemish,thick (adv.)
old form: thicke
quickly, rapidly, fast
2H4 II.iii.24
Became the Accents of the Valiant. Became the accents of the valiant; 2H4 II.iii.25
For those that could speake low, and tardily, For those that could speak low and tardily 2H4 II.iii.26
Would turne their owne Perfection, to Abuse, Would turn their own perfection to abuse, 2H4 II.iii.27
To seeme like him. So that in Speech, in Gate, To seem like him. So that in speech, in gait, 2H4 II.iii.28
In Diet, in Affections of delight, In diet, in affections of delight,delight (n.)pleasure, enjoyment2H4 II.iii.29
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
In Militarie Rules, Humors of Blood, In military rules, humours of blood,humour (n.)
old form: Humors
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
2H4 II.iii.30
humour (n.)
old form: Humors
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
blood (n.)disposition, temper, mood
He was the Marke, and Glasse, Coppy, and Booke, He was the mark and glass, copy and book,mark (n.)
old form: Marke
target, goal, aim
2H4 II.iii.31
glass (n.)
old form: Glasse
mirror, looking-glass
That fashion'd others. And him, O wondrous! him, That fashioned others. And him – O wondrous him!fashion (v.)
old form: fashion'd
form, shape, make [into]
2H4 II.iii.32
O Miracle of Men! Him did you leaue O miracle of men! – him did you leave, 2H4 II.iii.33
(Second to none) vn-seconded by you, Second to none, unseconded by you,unseconded (adj.)
old form: vn-seconded
unsupported, unsustained
2H4 II.iii.34
To looke vpon the hideous God of Warre, To look upon the hideous god of war 2H4 II.iii.35
In dis-aduantage, to abide a field, In disadvantage, to abide a fieldabide (v.)endure, undergo, face2H4 II.iii.36
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Where nothing but the sound of Hotspurs Name Where nothing but the sound of Hotspur's name 2H4 II.iii.37
Did seeme defensible: so you left him. Did seem defensible. So you left him.defensible (adj.)defendable, capable of providing a defence2H4 II.iii.38
Neuer, O neuer doe his Ghost the wrong, Never, O never, do his ghost the wrong 2H4 II.iii.39
To hold your Honor more precise and nice To hold your honour more precise and nicenice (adj.)fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous2H4 II.iii.40
With others, then with him. Let them alone: With others than with him! Let them alone. 2H4 II.iii.41
The Marshall and the Arch-bishop are strong. The Marshal and the Archbishop are strong; 2H4 II.iii.42
Had my sweet Harry had but halfe their Numbers, Had my sweet Harry had but half their numbers, 2H4 II.iii.43
To day might I (hanging on Hotspurs Necke) Today might I, hanging on Hotspur's neck, 2H4 II.iii.44
Haue talk'd of Monmouth's Graue. Have talked of Monmouth's grave.beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall2H4 II.iii.45.1
North.NORTHUMBERLAND 
Beshrew your heart, Beshrew your heart, 2H4 II.iii.45.2
(Faire Daughter) you doe draw my Spirits from me, Fair daughter, you do draw my spirits from me 2H4 II.iii.46
With new lamenting ancient Ouer-sights. With new lamenting ancient oversights. 2H4 II.iii.47
But I must goe, and meet with Danger there, But I must go and meet with danger there, 2H4 II.iii.48
Or it will seeke me in another place, Or it will seek me in another place 2H4 II.iii.49
And finde me worse prouided. And find me worse provided. 2H4 II.iii.50.1
Wife.LADY NORTHUMBERLAND 
O flye to Scotland, O, fly to Scotland, 2H4 II.iii.50.2
Till that the Nobles, and the armed Commons, Till that the nobles and the armed commonscommon (n.)(people) common people, ordinary citizens2H4 II.iii.51
Haue of their Puissance made a little taste. Have of their puissance made a little taste.puissance (n.)power, might, force2H4 II.iii.52
taste (n.)trial, testing, proof
Lady.LADY PERCY 
If they get ground, and vantage of the King, If they get ground and vantage of the King,ground (n.)advantage, upper hand, edge2H4 II.iii.53
vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
Then ioyne you with them, like a Ribbe of Steele, Then join you with them like a rib of steel, 2H4 II.iii.54
To make Strength stronger. But, for all our loues, To make strength stronger; but, for all our loves, 2H4 II.iii.55
First let them trye themselues. So did your Sonne, First let them try themselves. So did your son;try (v.)
old form: trye
contest, decide, fight out
2H4 II.iii.56
He was so suffer'd; so came I a Widow: He was so suffered; so came I a widow,suffer (v.)
old form: suffer'd
allow, permit, let
2H4 II.iii.57
And neuer shall haue length of Life enough, And never shall have length of life enough 2H4 II.iii.58
To raine vpon Remembrance with mine Eyes, To rain upon remembrance with mine eyes,remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection2H4 II.iii.59
That it may grow, and sprowt, as high as Heauen, That it may grow and sprout as high as heaven 2H4 II.iii.60
For Recordation to my Noble Husband. For recordation to my noble husband.recordation (n.)remembrance, recollection, commemoration2H4 II.iii.61
North.NORTHUMBERLAND 
Come, come, go in with me: 'tis with my Minde Come, come, go in with me. 'Tis with my mind 2H4 II.iii.62
As with the Tyde, swell'd vp vnto his height, As with the tide swelled up unto his height, 2H4 II.iii.63
That makes a still-stand, running neyther way. That makes a still-stand, running neither way.still-stand (n.)standstill, cessation of movement2H4 II.iii.64
Faine would I goe to meet the Arch-bishop, Fain would I go to meet the Archbishop,fain (adv.)
old form: Faine
gladly, willingly
2H4 II.iii.65
But many thousand Reasons hold me backe. But many thousand reasons hold me back. 2H4 II.iii.66
I will resolue for Scotland: there am I, I will resolve for Scotland. There am I,resolve (v.)
old form: resolue
decide, make up one's mind
2H4 II.iii.67
Till Time and Vantage craue my company.Till time and vantage crave my company.crave (v.)
old form: craue
need, demand, require
2H4 II.iii.68
vantage (n.)right moment, suitable opportunity
Exeunt.Exeunt 2H4 II.iii.68
 Previous Act II, Scene III Next  
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL