Henry IV Part 2
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Enter Hostesse Quickly, Dol Teare-sheete,Enter Beadles dragging in Hostess Quickly and Dollbeadle (n.)parish constable2H4 V.iv.1.1
and BeadlesTearsheet 2H4 V.iv.1.2
Hostesse.HOSTESS 
No, thou arrant knaue: I would I No, thou arrant knave! I would to God that Iarrant (adj.)downright, absolute, unmitigated2H4 V.iv.1
knave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
might dy, that I might haue thee hang'd: Thou hast might die, that I might have thee hanged. Thou hast 2H4 V.iv.2
drawne my shoulder out of ioynt. drawn my shoulder out of joint. 2H4 V.iv.3
Off.FIRST BEADLE 
The Constables haue deliuer'd her ouer The constables have delivered her over 2H4 V.iv.4
to mee: and shee shall haue Whipping cheere enough, I warrant to me, and she shall have whipping-cheer, I warrantwhipping-cheer (n.)
old form: Whipping cheere
whipping fare, good flogging
2H4 V.iv.5
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
her. There hath beene a man or two (lately) kill'd about her. her; there hath been a man or two killed about her. 2H4 V.iv.6
Dol.DOLL 
Nut-hooke, nut-hooke, you Lye: Come on, Ile tell Nut-hook, nut-hook, you lie. Come on, I 'll tellnuthook, nut-hook (n.)
old form: nut-hooke
constable, beadle, officer
2H4 V.iv.7
thee what, thou damn'd Tripe-visag'd Rascall, if the thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged rascal, an thetripe-visaged (adj.)
old form: Tripe-visag'd
tripe-faced, flabby
2H4 V.iv.8
and, an (conj.)if, whether
Childe I now go with, do miscarrie, thou had'st better thou had'st child I go with do miscarry, thou wert better thou hadstgo (v.)be pregnant, be with child2H4 V.iv.9
strooke thy Mother, thou Paper-fac'd Villaine. struck thy mother, thou paper-faced villain. 2H4 V.iv.10
Host.HOSTESS 
O that Sir Iohn were come, hee would O the Lord, that Sir John were come! I would 2H4 V.iv.11
make this a bloody day to some body. But I would make this a bloody day to somebody. But I pray God 2H4 V.iv.12
the Fruite of her Wombe might miscarry. the fruit of her womb miscarry! 2H4 V.iv.13
Officer.FIRST BEADLE 
If it do, you shall haue a dozen of Cushions If it do, you shall have a dozen of cushions 2H4 V.iv.14
againe, you haue but eleuen now. Come, I charge you again – you have but eleven now. Come, I charge you 2H4 V.iv.15
both go with me: for the man is dead, that you and both, go with me, for the man is dead that you and 2H4 V.iv.16
Pistoll beate among you. Pistol beat amongst you. 2H4 V.iv.17
Dol.DOLL 
Ile tell thee what, thou thin man in a Censor; I will I'll tell you what, you thin man in a censer, I willcenser (n.)
old form: Censor
perfuming vessel with a perforated and ornamented lid
2H4 V.iv.18
haue you as soundly swindg'd for this, you blew-Bottel'd have you as soundly swinged for this – you bluebottlebluebottle (adj.)
old form: blew-Bottel'd
blue-coated, blue-uniformed
2H4 V.iv.19
swinge (v.)
old form: swing'd
beat, thrash, flog
Rogue: you filthy famish'd Correctioner, if you be not rogue, you filthy famished correctioner, if you be notcorrectioner (n.)one from the House of Correction [the Bridewell]2H4 V.iv.20
swing'd, Ile forsweare halfe Kirtles. swinged I'll forswear half-kirtles.half-kirtle
old form: halfe Kirtles
skirt [lower part of a kirtle]
2H4 V.iv.21
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsweare
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
Off.FIRST BEADLE 
Come, come, you shee-Knight-arrant, Come, come, you she knight-errant,knight-errant (n.)
old form: Knight-arrant
adventurer; night-sinner
2H4 V.iv.22
come. come! 2H4 V.iv.23
Host.HOSTESS 
O, that right should thus o'recome might. O God, that right should thus overcome might! 2H4 V.iv.24
Wel of sufferance, comes ease. Well, of sufferance comes ease.sufferance (n.)distress, suffering, hardship2H4 V.iv.25
Dol.DOLL 
Come you Rogue, come: Bring me to a Iustice. Come, you rogue, come, bring me to a justice. 2H4 V.iv.26
Host.HOSTESS 
Yes, come you staru'd Blood-hound. Ay, come, you starved bloodhound. 2H4 V.iv.27
Dol.DOLL 
Goodman death, goodman Bones. Goodman death, goodman bones!goodman (adj.)[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, master2H4 V.iv.28
Host.HOSTESS 
Thou Anatomy, thou. Thou atomy, thou!atomy (n.)
old form: Anatomy
mite, tiny being
2H4 V.iv.29
Dol.DOLL 
Come you thinne Thing: Come you Rascall. Come, you thin thing, come, you rascal!rascal (n.)
old form: Rascall
worthless wretch, good-for-nothing
2H4 V.iv.30
OffFIRST BEADLE 
Very well.Very well. 2H4 V.iv.31
Exeunt.Exeunt 2H4 V.iv.31
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