Henry IV Part 2
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Enter Prince Iohn.Enter Prince John of Lancaster and his army 2H4 IV.ii.1
Iohn.PRINCE JOHN 
You are wel encountred here (my cosin Mowbray) You are well encountered here, my cousin Mowbray; 2H4 IV.ii.1
Good day to you, gentle Lord Archbishop, Good day to you, gentle Lord Archbishop;gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble2H4 IV.ii.2
And so to you Lord Hastings, and to all. And so to you, Lord Hastings, and to all. 2H4 IV.ii.3
My Lord of Yorke, it better shew'd with you, My lord of York, it better showed with you 2H4 IV.ii.4
When that your Flocke (assembled by the Bell) When that your flock, assembled by the bell, 2H4 IV.ii.5
Encircled you, to heare with reuerence Encircled you to hear with reverence 2H4 IV.ii.6
Your exposition on the holy Text, Your exposition on the holy text, 2H4 IV.ii.7
Then now to see you heere an Iron man Than now to see you here an iron man,iron (adj.)in armour, mail-clad2H4 IV.ii.8
Chearing a rowt of Rebels with your Drumme, Cheering a rout of rebels with your drum,rout (n.)
old form: rowt
rabble, mob, disorderly crowd
2H4 IV.ii.9
Turning the Word, to Sword; and Life to death: Turning the word to sword, and life to death.word (n.)word of God2H4 IV.ii.10
That man that sits within a Monarches heart, That man that sits within a monarch's heart 2H4 IV.ii.11
And ripens in the Sunne-shine of his fauor, And ripens in the sunshine of his favour, 2H4 IV.ii.12
Would hee abuse the Countenance of the King, Would he abuse the countenance of the king?countenance (n.)favour, patronage, approval2H4 IV.ii.13
Alack, what Mischiefes might hee set abroach, Alack, what mischiefs might he set abroachabroach (adv.)afoot, astir, in motion2H4 IV.ii.14
In shadow of such Greatnesse? With you, Lord Bishop, In shadow of such greatness! With you, Lord Bishop, 2H4 IV.ii.15
It is euen so. Who hath not heard it spoken, It is even so. Who hath not heard it spoken 2H4 IV.ii.16
How deepe you were within the Bookes of Heauen? How deep you were within the books of God?deep (adj.)
old form: deepe
learned, profound, erudite
2H4 IV.ii.17
To vs, the Speaker in his Parliament; To us the speaker in His parliament, 2H4 IV.ii.18
To vs, th' imagine Voyce of Heauen it selfe: To us th' imagined voice of God himself, 2H4 IV.ii.19
The very Opener, and Intelligencer, The very opener and intelligencerintelligencer (n.)messenger, informant, bringer of news2H4 IV.ii.20
opener (n.)interpreter, elucidator, expositor
Betweene the Grace, the Sanctities of Heauen; Between the grace, the sanctities, of heavensanctity (n.)holiness, saintliness; or: sainthood, saints2H4 IV.ii.21
And our dull workings. O, who shall beleeue, And our dull workings. O, who shall believeworking (n.)perception, mental operation, insight2H4 IV.ii.22
But you mis-vse the reuerence of your Place, But you misuse the reverence of your place,place (n.)position, post, office, rank2H4 IV.ii.23
Employ the Countenance, and Grace of Heauen, Imply the countenance and grace of heavenimply (v.)
old form: Employ
insinuate, suggest the involvement of
2H4 IV.ii.24
As a false Fauorite doth his Princes Name, As a false favourite doth his prince's name,false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious2H4 IV.ii.25
In deedes dis-honorable? You haue taken vp, In deeds dishonourable? You have taken up,take up (v.)
old form: vp
recruit, enlist, levy
2H4 IV.ii.26
Vnder the counterfeited Zeale of Heauen, Under the counterfeited zeal of God,zeal (n.)
old form: Zeale
ardour, fervour; or: loyalty, devotion
2H4 IV.ii.27
counterfeited (adj.)pretended, feigned, sham
The Subiects of Heauens Substitute, my Father, The subjects of His substitute, my father,substitute (n.)subordinate, deputy, underling2H4 IV.ii.28
And both against the Peace of Heauen, and him, And both against the peace of heaven and him 2H4 IV.ii.29
Haue here vp-swarmed them. Have here up-swarmed them.up-swarm (v.)
old form: vp
raise up in swarms
2H4 IV.ii.30.1
Bish.ARCHBISHOP 
Good my Lord of Lancaster, Good my lord of Lancaster, 2H4 IV.ii.30.2
I am not here against your Fathers Peace: I am not here against your father's peace, 2H4 IV.ii.31
But (as I told my Lord of Westmerland) But, as I told my lord of Westmorland, 2H4 IV.ii.32
The Time (mis-order'd) doth in common sence The time misordered doth, in common sense,common (adj.)of ordinary people, of the masses2H4 IV.ii.33
misordered (adj.)
old form: mis-order'd
disordered, confused, troubled
sense (n.)
old form: sence
perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
Crowd vs, and crush vs, to this monstrous Forme, Crowd us and crush us to this monstrous formmonstrous (adj.)unnatural, outlandish, aberrant2H4 IV.ii.34
form (n.)
old form: Forme
way of behaving, behaviour, code of conduct
To hold our safetie vp. I sent your Grace To hold our safety up. I sent your gracehold up (v.)
old form: vp
support, uphold, sustain
2H4 IV.ii.35
The parcels, and particulars of our Griefe, The parcels and particulars of our grief,particular (n.)individual issue, point of detail2H4 IV.ii.36
parcel (n.)detail, particular, specific point
grief (n.)
old form: Griefe
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
The which hath been with scorne shou'd from the Court: The which hath been with scorn shoved from the court, 2H4 IV.ii.37
Whereon this Hydra-Sonne of Warre is borne, Whereon this Hydra son of war is born,Hydra (n.)[pron: 'hiydra] many-headed monster, the child of Typhon and Echnida; as each head was cut off, it grew again2H4 IV.ii.38
Whose dangerous eyes may well be charm'd asleepe, Whose dangerous eyes may well be charmed asleep 2H4 IV.ii.39
With graunt of our most iust and right desires; With grant of our most just and right desires, 2H4 IV.ii.40
And true Obedience, of this Madnesse cur'd, And true obedience, of this madness cured, 2H4 IV.ii.41
Stoope tamely to the foot of Maiestie. Stoop tamely to the foot of majesty. 2H4 IV.ii.42
Mow.MOWBRAY 
If not, wee readie are to trye our fortunes, If not, we ready are to try our fortunestry (v.)
old form: trye
contest, decide, fight out
2H4 IV.ii.43
To the last man. To the last man. 2H4 IV.ii.44.1
Hast.HASTINGS 
And though wee here fall downe, And though we here fall down, 2H4 IV.ii.44.2
Wee haue Supplyes, to second our Attempt: We have supplies to second our attempt.second (v.)support, assist, reinforce2H4 IV.ii.45
supply (n.)
old form: Supplyes
reinforcement(s), support, relief
If they mis-carry, theirs shall second them. If they miscarry, theirs shall second them,miscarry (v.)
old form: mis-carry
go wrong, fail, be unsuccessful
2H4 IV.ii.46
And so, successe of Mischiefe shall be borne, And so success of mischief shall be born,mischief (n.)
old form: Mischiefe
catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
2H4 IV.ii.47
succeed (v.)succession, lineage, inheritance
And Heire from Heire shall hold this Quarrell vp, And heir from heir shall hold this quarrel up 2H4 IV.ii.48
Whiles England shall haue generation. Whiles England shall have generation.generation (n.)family, progeny2H4 IV.ii.49
Iohn.PRINCE JOHN 
You are too shallow (Hastings) / Much too shallow, You are too shallow, Hastings, much too shallow,shallow (adj.)naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character2H4 IV.ii.50
To sound the bottome of the after-Times. To sound the bottom of the after-times.after-times (n.)hereafter, future, time to come2H4 IV.ii.51
bottom (n.)
old form: bottome
depths
sound (v.)find out, ascertain, sound out
West.WESTMORLAND 
Pleaseth your Grace, to answere them directly, Pleaseth your grace to answer them directly 2H4 IV.ii.52
How farre-forth you doe like their Articles. How far forth you do like their articles. 2H4 IV.ii.53
Iohn.PRINCE JOHN 
I like them all, and doe allow them well: I like them all, and do allow them well, 2H4 IV.ii.54
And sweare here, by the honor of my blood, And swear here, by the honour of my blood,blood (n.)nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage2H4 IV.ii.55
My Fathers purposes haue beene mistooke, My father's purposes have been mistook,purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan2H4 IV.ii.56
And some, about him, haue too lauishly And some about him have too lavishlylavishly (adv.)
old form: lauishly
excessively, in an undisciplined way
2H4 IV.ii.57
Wrested his meaning, and Authoritie. Wrested his meaning and authority. 2H4 IV.ii.58
My Lord, these Griefes shall be with speed redrest: My lord, these griefs shall be with speed redressed,grief (n.)
old form: Griefes
grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
2H4 IV.ii.59
Vpon my Life, they shall. If this may please you, Upon my soul, they shall. If this may please you, 2H4 IV.ii.60
Discharge your Powers vnto their seuerall Counties, Discharge your powers unto their several counties,discharge (v.)release from service, let go, dismiss2H4 IV.ii.61
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
As wee will ours: and here, betweene the Armies, As we will ours; and here, between the armies, 2H4 IV.ii.62
Let's drinke together friendly, and embrace, Let's drink together friendly and embrace, 2H4 IV.ii.63
That all their eyes may beare those Tokens home, That all their eyes may bear those tokens home 2H4 IV.ii.64
Of our restored Loue, and Amitie. Of our restored love and amity. 2H4 IV.ii.65
ARCHBISHOP 
I take your Princely word, for these redresses. I take your princely word for these redresses. 2H4 IV.ii.66
Iohn.PRINCE JOHN 
I giue it you, and will maintaine my word: I give it you, and will maintain my word; 2H4 IV.ii.67
And thereupon I drinke vnto your Grace. And thereupon I drink unto your grace. 2H4 IV.ii.68
Hast.HASTINGS 
Goe Captaine, and deliuer to the Armie Go, captain, and deliver to the army 2H4 IV.ii.69
This newes of Peace: let them haue pay, and part: This news of peace. Let them have pay, and part. 2H4 IV.ii.70
I know, it will well please them. High thee Captaine.I know it will well please them. Hie thee, captain!hie (v.)
old form: High
hasten, hurry, speed
2H4 IV.ii.71
Exit.Exit a captain 2H4 IV.ii.71
Bish.ARCHBISHOP 
To you, my Noble Lord of Westmerland. To you, my noble lord of Westmorland! 2H4 IV.ii.72
West.WESTMORLAND 
I pledge your Grace: And if you knew what paines I pledge your grace – and if you knew what painspledge (v.)drink a toast to, drink to2H4 IV.ii.73
I haue bestow'd, To breede this present Peace, I have bestowed to breed this present peace 2H4 IV.ii.74
You would drinke freely: but my loue to ye, You would drink freely; but my love to ye 2H4 IV.ii.75
Shall shew it selfe more openly hereafter. Shall show itself more openly hereafter. 2H4 IV.ii.76
Bish.ARCHBISHOP 
I doe not doubt you. I do not doubt you. 2H4 IV.ii.77.1
West.WESTMORLAND 
I am glad of it. I am glad of it. 2H4 IV.ii.77.2
Health to my Lord, and gentle Cousin Mowbray. Health to my lord and gentle cousin, Mowbray.gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble2H4 IV.ii.78
Mow.MOWBRAY 
You wish me health in very happy season, You wish me health in very happy season,season (n.)opportunity, favourable moment2H4 IV.ii.79
happy (adj.)opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
For I am, on the sodaine, something ill. For I am on the sudden something ill.something (adv.)somewhat, rather2H4 IV.ii.80
sudden, of / on / upon a / the
old form: sodaine
suddenly
Bish.ARCHBISHOP 
Against ill Chances, men are euer merry, Against ill chances men are ever merry,chance (n.)event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]2H4 IV.ii.81
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
But heauinesse fore-runnes the good euent. But heaviness foreruns the good event.heaviness (n.)
old form: heauinesse
sadness, grief, sorrow
2H4 IV.ii.82
forerun (v.)
old form: fore-runnes
forecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
West.WESTMORLAND 
Therefore be merry (Cooze) since sodaine sorrow Therefore be merry, coz, since sudden sorrow 2H4 IV.ii.83
Serues to say thus: some good thing comes to morrow. Serves to say thus, ‘Some good thing comes tomorrow.' 2H4 IV.ii.84
Bish.ARCHBISHOP 
Beleeue me, I am passing light in spirit. Believe me, I am passing light in spirit.passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremely2H4 IV.ii.85
light (adj.)joyful, merry, light-hearted
Mow.MOWBRAY 
So much the worse, if your owne Rule be true. So much the worse, if your own rule be true. 2H4 IV.ii.86
Shouts within 2H4 IV.ii.87
Iohn.PRINCE JOHN 
The word of Peace is render'd: hearke how they showt. The word of peace is rendered. Hark how they shout! 2H4 IV.ii.87
Mow.MOWBRAY 
This had been chearefull, after Victorie. This had been cheerful after victory. 2H4 IV.ii.88
Bish.ARCHBISHOP 
A Peace is of the nature of a Conquest: A peace is of the nature of a conquest, 2H4 IV.ii.89
For then both parties nobly are subdu'd, For then both parties nobly are subdued, 2H4 IV.ii.90
And neither partie looser. And neither party loser. 2H4 IV.ii.91.1
Iohn.PRINCE JOHN 
Goe (my Lord) Go, my lord, 2H4 IV.ii.91.2
And let our Army be discharged too: And let our army be discharged too.discharge (v.)release from service, let go, dismiss2H4 IV.ii.92
Exit.Exit Westmorland 2H4 IV.ii.92
And good my Lord (so please you) let our Traines And, good my lord, so please you, let our trainstrain (n.)
old form: Traines
retinue, following, entourage
2H4 IV.ii.93
March by vs, that wee may peruse the menMarch by us, that we may peruse the men 2H4 IV.ii.94
Wee should haue coap'd withall. We should have coped withal.cope, cope with (v.)
old form: coap'd
encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
2H4 IV.ii.95.1
Bish.ARCHBISHOP 
Goe, good Lord Hastings: Go, good Lord Hastings, 2H4 IV.ii.95.2
And ere they be dismiss'd, let them march by.And, ere they be dismissed, let them march by. 2H4 IV.ii.96
Exit.Exit Hastings 2H4 IV.ii.96
Iohn.PRINCE JOHN 
I trust (Lords) wee shall lye to night together. I trust, lords, we shall lie tonight together. 2H4 IV.ii.97
Enter Westmerland.Enter Westmorland 2H4 IV.ii.98
Now Cousin, wherefore stands our Army still? Now, cousin, wherefore stands our army still? 2H4 IV.ii.98
West.WESTMORLAND 
The Leaders hauing charge from you to stand, The leaders, having charge from you to stand, 2H4 IV.ii.99
Will not goe off, vntill they heare you speake. Will not go off until they hear you speak. 2H4 IV.ii.100
IohnPRINCE JOHN 
They know their duties.They know their duties. 2H4 IV.ii.101
Enter Hastings.Enter Hastings 2H4 IV.ii.102
Hast.HASTINGS 
Our Army is dispers'd: My lord, our army is dispersed already. 2H4 IV.ii.102
Like youthfull Steeres, vnyoak'd, they tooke their course Like youthful steers unyoked they take their coursescourse (n.)course of action, way of proceeding2H4 IV.ii.103
East, West, North, South: or like a Schoole, broke vp, East, west, north, south; or like a school broke up, 2H4 IV.ii.104
Each hurryes towards his home, and sporting place. Each hurries toward his home and sporting-place.sporting-place (n.)place of recreation2H4 IV.ii.105
West.WESTMORLAND 
Good tidings (my Lord Hastings) for the which, Good tidings, my Lord Hastings – for the which 2H4 IV.ii.106
I doe arrest thee (Traytor) of high Treason: I do arrest thee, traitor, of high treason; 2H4 IV.ii.107
And you Lord Arch-bishop, and you Lord Mowbray, And you, Lord Archbishop, and you, Lord Mowbray, 2H4 IV.ii.108
Of Capitall Treason, I attach you both. Of capital treason I attach you both.attach (v.)arrest, seize, apprehend2H4 IV.ii.109
Mow.MOWBRAY 
Is this proceeding iust, and honorable? Is this proceeding just and honourable? 2H4 IV.ii.110
West.WESTMORLAND 
Is your Assembly so? Is your assembly so? 2H4 IV.ii.111
Bish.ARCHBISHOP 
Will you thus breake your faith? Will you thus break your faith? 2H4 IV.ii.112.1
Iohn.PRINCE JOHN 
I pawn'd thee none: I pawned thee none. 2H4 IV.ii.112.2
I promis'd you redresse of these same Grieuances I promised you redress of these same grievances 2H4 IV.ii.113
Whereof you did complaine; which, by mine Honor, Whereof you did complain, which, by mine honour, 2H4 IV.ii.114
I will performe, with a most Christian care. I will perform with a most Christian care. 2H4 IV.ii.115
But for you (Rebels) looke to taste the due But, for you rebels, look to taste the duelook (v.)
old form: looke
be prepared, expect, count on
2H4 IV.ii.116
Meet for Rebellion, and such Acts as yours. Meet for rebellion and such acts as yours.meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper2H4 IV.ii.117
Most shallowly did you these Armes commence, Most shallowly did you these arms commence,shallowly (adv.)naively, gullibly; or: rashly2H4 IV.ii.118
Fondly brought here, and foolishly sent hence. Fondly brought here, and foolishly sent hence.fondly (adv.)foolishly, stupidly, madly2H4 IV.ii.119
Strike vp our Drummes, pursue the scatter'd stray, Strike up our drums, pursue the scattered stray;stray (n.)stragglers, remnants2H4 IV.ii.120
Heauen, and not wee, haue safely fought to day. God, and not we, hath safely fought today. 2H4 IV.ii.121
Some guard these Traitors to the Block of Death, Some guard these traitors to the block of death,guard (v.)escort, accompany [under guard]2H4 IV.ii.122
Treasons true Bed, and yeelder vp of breath. Treason's true bed and yielder up of breath. 2H4 IV.ii.123
Exeunt.Exeunt 2H4 IV.ii.123
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