Henry V

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Enter the King, Bedford, and Gloucester.Enter the King, Bedford, and Gloucester H5 IV.i.1
Gloster, 'tis true that we are in great danger,Gloucester, 'tis true that we are in great danger: H5 IV.i.1
The greater therefore should our Courage be.The greater therefore should our courage be. H5 IV.i.2
God morrow Brother Bedford: God Almightie,Good morrow, brother Bedford. God Almighty!morrow (n.)
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There is some soule of goodnesse in things euill,There is some soul of goodness in things evil, H5 IV.i.4
Would men obseruingly distill it out.Would men observingly distil it out;observingly (adv.)

old form: obseruingly
observantly, perceptively, with proper observation
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For our bad Neighbour makes vs early stirrers,For our bad neighbour makes us early stirrers, H5 IV.i.6
Which is both healthfull, and good husbandry.Which is both healthful, and good husbandry.husbandry (n.)
thrift, good economy, careful management
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Besides, they are our outward Consciences,Besides, they are our outward consciences, H5 IV.i.8
And Preachers to vs all; admonishing,And preachers to us all, admonishing H5 IV.i.9
That we should dresse vs fairely for our end.That we should dress us fairly for our end.dress (v.)

old form: dresse
prepare, make ready
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Thus may we gather Honey from the Weed,Thus may we gather honey from the weed, H5 IV.i.11
And make a Morall of the Diuell himselfe.And make a moral of the devil himself. H5 IV.i.12
Enter Erpingham.Enter Erpingham H5 IV.i.12
Good morrow old Sir Thomas Erpingham:Good morrow, old Sir Thomas Erpingham! H5 IV.i.13
A good soft Pillow for that good white Head,A good soft pillow for that good white head H5 IV.i.14
Were better then a churlish turfe of France.Were better than a churlish turf of France.churlish (adj.)
violent, rough, harsh
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Not so my Liege, this Lodging likes me better,Not so, my liege – this lodging likes me better,liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
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Since I may say, now lye I like a King.Since I may say, ‘ Now lie I like a king.’ H5 IV.i.17
'Tis good for men to loue their present paines,'Tis good for men to love their present pains H5 IV.i.18
Vpon example, so the Spirit is eased:Upon example: so the spirit is eased; H5 IV.i.19
And when the Mind is quickned, out of doubtAnd when the mind is quickened, out of doubtquicken (v.)

old form: quickned
revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
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The Organs, though defunct and dead before,The organs, though defunct and dead before, H5 IV.i.21
Breake vp their drowsie Graue, and newly moueBreak up their drowsy grave and newly move H5 IV.i.22
With casted slough, and fresh legeritie.With casted slough and fresh legerity.legerity (n.)

old form: legeritie
lightness, nimbleness, alacrity
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casted (adj.)
cast off, thrown aside, abandoned
Lend me thy Cloake Sir Thomas: Brothers both,Lend me thy cloak, Sir Thomas. Brothers both, H5 IV.i.24
Commend me to the Princes in our Campe;Commend me to the princes in our camp;commend (v.)
convey greetings, present kind regards
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Doe my good morrow to them, and anonDo my good morrow to them, and anonmorrow (n.)
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anon (adv.)
soon, shortly, presently
Desire them all to my Pauillion.Desire them all to my pavilion.desire (v.)
invite, welcome, request the presence of
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We shall, my Liege.We shall, my liege. H5 IV.i.28
Shall I attend your Grace?Shall I attend your grace?attend (v.)
serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
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No, my good Knight:No, my good knight. H5 IV.i.29.2
Goe with my Brothers to my Lords of England:Go with my brothers to my lords of England. H5 IV.i.30
I and my Bosome must debate a while,I and my bosom must debate awhile, H5 IV.i.31
And then I would no other company.And then I would no other company. H5 IV.i.32
The Lord in Heauen blesse thee, Noble Harry. The Lord in heaven bless thee, noble Harry! H5 IV.i.33
Exeunt.Exeunt all but the King H5 IV.i.33
God a mercy old Heart, thou speak'st chearefully.God-a-mercy, old heart, thou speak'st cheerfully.God-a-mercy
exclamation of thanks, applause, surprise, etc [God have mercy]
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Enter Pistoll.Enter Pistol H5 IV.i.35.1
Che vous la?Qui va là?qui (pron.)
who [Click on this word for a link to a translation of the French in this scene.]
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A friend.A friend. H5 IV.i.36
Discusse vnto me, art thou Officer, Discuss unto me, art thou officer, H5 IV.i.37
or art thou base, common, and popular?Or art thou base, common, and popular?popular (adj.)
plebeian, of the common people
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base (adj.)
low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
I am a Gentleman of a Company.I am a gentleman of a company.gentleman of a company
non-ranking volunteer with a status higher than that of a private
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Trayl'st thou the puissant Pyke?Trail'st thou the puissant pike?puissant (adj.)
powerful, mighty, strong
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pike, pick (n.)
weapon with a long handle ending in a spearhead
Euen so: what are you?Even so. What are you? H5 IV.i.41
As good a Gentleman as the Emperor.As good a gentleman as the Emperor. H5 IV.i.42
Then you are a better then the King.Then you are a better than the King. H5 IV.i.43
The King's a Bawcock, and a Heart of Gold, The King's a bawcock, and a heart of gold,bawcock (n.)
[fine bird] fine fellow, good chap
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a Lad of Life, an Impe of Fame, A lad of life, an imp of fame;imp (n.)

old form: Impe
child, scion, son
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of Parents good, of Fist most valiant: Of parents good, of fist most valiant. H5 IV.i.46
I kisse his durtie shooe, and from heartstring I kiss his dirty shoe, and from heart-string H5 IV.i.47
I loue the louely Bully. What is thy Name?I love the lovely bully. What is thy name?bully (n./adj.)
[especially as a warm form of address] fine fellow, good friend
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Harry le Roy.Harry le Roy. H5 IV.i.49
Le Roy? a Cornish Name: art thou of Cornish Crew?Le Roy? A Cornish name. Art thou of Cornish crew? H5 IV.i.50
No, I am a Welchman.No, I am a Welshman. H5 IV.i.51
Know'st thou Fluellen?Know'st thou Fluellen? H5 IV.i.52
Yes.Yes. H5 IV.i.53
Tell him Ile knock his Leeke about his Pate Tell him I'll knock his leek about his patepate (n.)
head, skull
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vpon S. Dauies day.Upon Saint Davy's day. H5 IV.i.55
Doe not you weare your Dagger in your CappeDo not you wear your dagger in your cap H5 IV.i.56
that day, least he knock that about yours.that day, lest he knock that about yours. H5 IV.i.57
Art thou his friend?Art thou his friend? H5 IV.i.58
And his Kinsman too.And his kinsman too. H5 IV.i.59
The Figo for thee then.The figo for thee then!figo (n.)
word used along with a rude gesture [of the thumb between the first two fingers of a fist]
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I thanke you: God be with you.I thank you. God be with you! H5 IV.i.61
My name is Pistol call'd. My name is Pistol called. H5 IV.i.62
Exit.Exit H5 IV.i.62
It sorts well with your fiercenesse.It sorts well with your fierceness.sort (v.)
suit, be fitting, be appropriate
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Manet King. Enter Fluellen and Gower.Enter Fluellen and Gower H5 IV.i.64
Gower. GOWER 
Captaine Fluellen.Captain Fluellen! H5 IV.i.64
'So, in the Name of Iesu Christ, speake fewer: So! In the name of Jesu Christ, speak fewer. H5 IV.i.65
it is the greatest admiration in the vniuersall World, It is the greatest admiration in the universal world,admiration (n.)
amazement, astonishment, wonder
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when the true and aunchient Prerogatifes and Lawes of when the true and aunchient prerogatifes and laws ofprerogative (n.)

old form: Prerogatifes
principle, right, code
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ancient, aunchient (adj.)
long-established, long-standing
the Warres is not kept: if you would take the paines but tothe wars is not kept. If you would take the pains but to H5 IV.i.68
examine the Warres of Pompey the Great,you shall finde,examine the wars of Pompey the Great, you shall find, H5 IV.i.69
I warrant you, that there is no tiddle tadle nor pibble bable I warrant you, that there is no tiddle-taddle or pibble-pabbletiddle-taddle (n.)

old form: tiddle tadle
[Welsh pronunciation] tittle-tattle, idle gossip, chatter
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warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
bibble-babble (n.)

old form: pibble bable
chatter, gabble, empty talk
in Pompeyes Campe: I warrant you, you shall in Pompey's camp. I warrant you, you shall H5 IV.i.71
finde the Ceremonies of the Warres, and the Cares of it, andfind the ceremonies of the wars, and the cares of it, and H5 IV.i.72
the Formes of it, and the Sobrietie of it, and the Modestiethe forms of it, and the sobriety of it, and the modesty H5 IV.i.73
of it, to be otherwise.of it, to be otherwise. H5 IV.i.74
Gower. GOWER 
Why the Enemie is lowd, you heare him all Night.Why, the enemy is loud, you hear him all night. H5 IV.i.75
If the Enemie is an Asse and a Foole, and a If the enemy is an ass, and a fool, and a H5 IV.i.76
prating Coxcombe; is it meet, thinke you, that wee shouldprating coxcomb, is it meet, think you, that we shouldprating (adj.)
prattling, chattering, blathering
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meet (adj.)
fit, suitable, right, proper
coxcomb (n.)

old form: Coxcombe
fool's head, fool, simpleton
also, looke you, be an Asse and a Foole, and a prating also, look you, be an ass, and a fool, and a prating H5 IV.i.78
Coxcombe, in your owne conscience now?coxcomb? In your own conscience now? H5 IV.i.79
I will speake lower.I will speak lower. H5 IV.i.80
I pray you, and beseech you, that you will. I pray you and beseech you that you will. H5 IV.i.81
Exit.Exeunt Gower and Fluellen H5 IV.i.81
Though it appeare a little out of fashion,Though it appear a little out of fashion,fashion (n.)
conventional behaviour, conformity, customary use
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There is much care and valour in this Welchman.There is much care and valour in this Welshman. H5 IV.i.83
Enter three Souldiers, Iohn Bates, Alexander Court,Enter three soldiers, John Bates, Alexander Court, H5 IV.i.84.1
and Michael Williams.and Michael Williams H5 IV.i.84.2
Court. COURT 
Brother Iohn Bates, is not that the Morning which Brother John Bates, is not that the morning which H5 IV.i.84
breakes yonder?breaks yonder? H5 IV.i.85
Bates. BATES 
I thinke it be: but wee haue no great cause to desire I think it be; but we have no great cause to desire H5 IV.i.86
the approach of day.the approach of day. H5 IV.i.87
Williams. WILLIAMS 
Wee see yonder the beginning of the day, but I We see yonder the beginning of the day, but I H5 IV.i.88
thinke wee shall neuer see the end of it. Who goes there?think we shall never see the end of it. Who goes there? H5 IV.i.89
A Friend.A friend. H5 IV.i.90
Williams. WILLIAMS 
Vnder what Captaine serue you?Under what captain serve you? H5 IV.i.91
Vnder Sir Iohn Erpingham.Under Sir Thomas Erpingham. H5 IV.i.92
Williams. WILLIAMS 
A good old Commander, and a most kindeA good old commander, and a most kind H5 IV.i.93
Gentleman: I pray you, what thinkes he of our estate?gentleman. I pray you, what thinks he of our estate?estate (n.)
state, situation, circumstances
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Euen as men wrackt vpon a Sand, that Even as men wrecked upon a sand, that H5 IV.i.95
looke to be washt off the next Tyde.look to be washed off the next tide. H5 IV.i.96
Bates. BATES 
He hath not told his thought to the King?He hath not told his thought to the King? H5 IV.i.97
No: nor it is not meet he should: for No, nor it is not meet he should. Formeet (adj.)
fit, suitable, right, proper
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though I speake it to you, I thinke the King is but a man, though I speak it to you, I think the King is but a man, H5 IV.i.99
as I am: the Violet smells to him, as it doth to me; the as I am: the violet smells to him as it doth to me; the H5 IV.i.100
Element shewes to him, as it doth to me; all his Sences haue element shows to him as it doth to me; all his senses haveelement (n.)
air, sky, heavens
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but humane Conditions: his Ceremonies layd by, in his but human conditions. His ceremonies laid by, in hiscondition (n.)
disposition, temper, mood, character
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ceremony (n.)
symbol of state, external sign of pomp
Nakednesse he appeares but a man; and though his nakedness he appears but a man; and though his H5 IV.i.103
affections are higher mounted then ours, yet when they affections are higher mounted than ours, yet when theymount (v.)
ascend, rise up, climb
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affection (n.)
emotion, feeling
stoupe, they stoupe with the like wing: therefore, when stoop, they stoop with the like wing. Therefore, whenlike (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
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stoop (v.)

old form: stoupe
[falconry] swoop, descend swiftly
he sees reason of feares, as we doe; his feares, out of doubt, he sees reason of fears, as we do, his fears, out of doubt, H5 IV.i.106
be of the same rellish as ours are: yet in reason, no be of the same relish as ours are: yet, in reason, norelish (n.)

old form: rellish
kind, quality, type
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man should possesse him with any appearance of feare; man should possess him with any appearance of fear,possess (v.)

old form: possesse
fill, imbue
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least hee, by shewing it, should dis-hearten his Army.lest he, by showing it, should dishearten his army. H5 IV.i.109
Bates. BATES 
He may shew what outward courage he will: but I He may show what outward courage he will, but I H5 IV.i.110
beleeue, as cold a Night as 'tis, hee could wish himselfe in believe, as cold a night as 'tis, he could wish himself in H5 IV.i.111
Thames vp to the Neck; and so I would he were, and Thames up to the neck; and so I would he were, and H5 IV.i.112
I by him, at all aduentures, so we were quit here.I by him, at all adventures, so we were quit here.quit (adj.)
away from, out of
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adventures, at all

old form: aduentures
whatever might happen, regardless of the risks
By my troth, I will speake my conscience of By my troth, I will speak my conscience oftroth, by my
by my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
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conscience (n.)
internal reflection, inner voice, inmost thought
the King: I thinke hee would not wish himselfe any where,the King: I think he would not wish himself anywhere H5 IV.i.115
but where hee is.but where he is. H5 IV.i.116
Bates. BATES 
Then I would he were here alone; so should he beThen I would he were here alone; so should he be H5 IV.i.117
sure to be ransomed, and a many poore mens liues sure to be ransomed, and a many poor men's lives H5 IV.i.118
saued.saved. H5 IV.i.119
I dare say, you loue him not so ill, to wish I dare say you love him not so ill to wishill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
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him here alone: howsoeuer you speake this to feele otherhim here alone, howsoever you speak this to feel otherfeel (v.)

old form: feele
test, discover, sound out
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mens minds, me thinks I could not dye any where so men's minds. Methinks I could not die anywhere somethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
it seems / seemed to me
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contented, as in the Kings company; his Cause being contented as in the King's company, his cause being H5 IV.i.123
iust, and his Quarrell honorable.just and his quarrel honourable. H5 IV.i.124
Williams. WILLIAMS 
That's more then we know.That's more than we know. H5 IV.i.125
Bates. BATES 
I, or more then wee should seeke after; for wee know Ay, or more than we should seek after; for we know H5 IV.i.126
enough, if wee know wee are the Kings Subiects: if his enough if we know we are the King's subjects. If his H5 IV.i.127
Cause be wrong, our obedience to the King wipes the cause be wrong, our obedience to the King wipes the H5 IV.i.128
Cryme of it out of vs.crime of it out of us. H5 IV.i.129
Williams. WILLIAMS 
But if the Cause be not good, the King himselfe But if the cause be not good, the King himself H5 IV.i.130
hath a heauie Reckoning to make, when all those Legges, hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs,heavy (adj.)

old form: heauie
grave, serious, weighty
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and Armes, and Heads, chopt off in a Battaile, shall ioyne and arms, and heads, chopped off in a battle, shall join H5 IV.i.132
together at the latter day, and cry all, Wee dyed at such together at the latter day, and cry all, ‘ We died at suchlatter day
last day, day of judgement
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a place, some swearing, some crying for a Surgean; a place;’ some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, H5 IV.i.134
some vpon their Wiues, left poore behind them; some vpon some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon H5 IV.i.135
the Debts they owe, some vpon their Children rawly left: the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left.rawly (adv.)
immaturely, so young
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I am afear'd, there are few dye well, that dye in a Battaile: I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle,afeard (adj.)

old form: afear'd
afraid, frightened, scared
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for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when for how can they charitably dispose of anything whencharitably (adv.)
in all Christian charity
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Blood is their argument? Now, if these men doe not dye blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not dieargument (n.)
cause, reason [for a dispute]
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well, it will be a black matter for the King, that led them well, it will be a black matter for the King that led them H5 IV.i.140
to it; who to disobey, were against all proportion of to it, who to disobey were against all proportion ofproportion (n.)
natural order, proper relationship
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subiection.subjection.subjection (n.)

old form: subiection
duty as a subject, obedience
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So, if a Sonne that is by his Father sent aboutSo, if a son that is by his father sent about H5 IV.i.143
Merchandize, doe sinfully miscarry vpon the Sea; the merchandise do sinfully miscarry upon the sea, themiscarry (v.)
come to harm, perish, meet death
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sinfully (adv.)
without having repented of sins
imputation of his wickednesse, by your rule, should be imputation of his wickedness, by your rule, should be H5 IV.i.145
imposed vpon his Father that sent him: or if a Seruant, imposed upon his father that sent him: or if a servant, H5 IV.i.146
vnder his Masters command, transporting a summe of under his master's command, transporting a sum of H5 IV.i.147
Money, be assayled by Robbers, and dye in many irreconcil'dmoney, be assailed by robbers, and die in many irreconciledirreconciled (adj.)

old form: irreconcil'd
unabsolved, not reconciled with God
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Iniquities; you may call the businesse of the Master iniquities, you may call the business of the master H5 IV.i.149
the author of the Seruants damnation: but this is not so:the author of the servant's damnation. But this is not so. H5 IV.i.150
The King is not bound to answer the particular endingsThe King is not bound to answer the particular endingsanswer (v.)
suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
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of his Souldiers, the Father of his Sonne, nor the Master of of his soldiers, the father of his son, nor the master of H5 IV.i.152
his Seruant; for they purpose not their death, when they his servant; for they purpose not their death when theypurpose (v.)
intend, plan
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purpose their seruices. Besides, there is no King, bepurpose their services. Besides, there is no king, be H5 IV.i.154
his Cause neuer so spotlesse, if it come to the arbitrementhis cause never so spotless, if it come to the arbitrementarbitrament, arbitrement (n.)

old form: arbitrement
deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
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of Swords, can trye it out with all vnspotted Souldiers: of swords, can try it out with all unspotted soldiers.unspotted (adj.)

old form: vnspotted
unblemished, unstained, pure
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some (peraduenture) haue on them the guilt ofSome, peradventure, have on them the guilt ofperadventure (adv.)

old form: peraduenture
perhaps, maybe, very likely
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premeditated and contriued Murther; some, of beguiling premeditated and contrived murder; some, of beguiling H5 IV.i.158
Virgins with the broken Seales of Periurie; some, making virgins with the broken seals of perjury; some, makingseal (n.)

old form: Seales
pledge, promise, token, sign
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the Warres their Bulwarke, that haue before gored the the wars their bulwark, that have before gored thebulwark (n.)

old form: Bulwarke
shelter, safeguard, means of escape
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gentle Bosome of Peace with Pillage and Robberie. Now, gentle bosom of peace with pillage and robbery. Now,gentle (adj.)
soft, tender, kind
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if these men haue defeated the Law, and out-runne Natiue if these men have defeated the law, and outrun native H5 IV.i.162
punishment; though they can out-strip men, they haue no punishment, though they can outstrip men they have no H5 IV.i.163
wings to flye from God. Warre is his Beadle, Warre is his wings to fly from God. War is His beadle, war is Hisbeadle (n.)
punisher, chastiser, castigator
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Vengeance: so that here men are punisht, for before breach vengeance; so that here men are punished for before-breachbefore-breach (n.)

old form: before breach
previous breaking, earlier violation
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of the Kings Lawes, in now the Kings Quarrell: of the King's laws, in now the King's quarrel. H5 IV.i.166
where they feared the death, they haue borne life away; Where they feared the death, they have borne life away; H5 IV.i.167
and where they would bee safe, they perish. Then if and where they would be safe, they perish. Then if H5 IV.i.168
they dye vnprouided, no more is the King guiltie of their they die unprovided, no more is the King guilty of theirunprovided (adj.)

old form: vnprouided
unprepared for death, not ready to meet God
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damnation, then hee was before guiltie of those Impieties, damnation than he was before guilty of those impieties H5 IV.i.170
for the which they are now visited. Euery Subiects Dutie for the which they are now visited. Every subject's dutyvisit (v.)
punish, deal with
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is the Kings, but euery Subiects Soule is his owne. Therefore is the King's, but every subject's soul is his own. Therefore H5 IV.i.172
should euery Souldier in the Warres doe as euery sicke should every soldier in the wars do as every sick H5 IV.i.173
man in his Bed, wash euery Moth out of his Conscience: man in his bed, wash every mote out of his conscience;mote (n.)

old form: Moth
speck of dust, tiny particle, trifle
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and dying so, Death is to him aduantage; or not dying,and dying so, death is to him advantage; or not dying, H5 IV.i.175
the time was blessedly lost, wherein such preparation the time was blessedly lost wherein such preparation H5 IV.i.176
was gayned: and in him that escapes, it were not sinne towas gained; and in him that escapes, it were not sin to H5 IV.i.177
thinke, that making God so free an offer, he let him think that, making God so free an offer, He let him H5 IV.i.178
out-liue that day, to see his Greatnesse, and to teach othersoutlive that day to see His greatness, and to teach others H5 IV.i.179
how they should prepare.how they should prepare. H5 IV.i.180
'Tis certaine, euery man that dyes ill, the ill 'Tis certain, every man that dies ill, the illill (n.)
wrong, injury, harm, evil
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ill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
vpon his owne head, the King is not to answer it.upon his own head – the King is not to answer it.answer (v.)
suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
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Bates. BATES 
I doe not desire hee should answer for me, and yet I But I do not desire he should answer for me, and yet I H5 IV.i.183
determine to fight lustily for him.determine to fight lustily for him. H5 IV.i.184
I my selfe heard the King say he would not beI myself heard the King say he would not be H5 IV.i.185
ransom'd.ransomed. H5 IV.i.186
I, hee said so, to make vs fight chearefully: Ay, he said so, to make us fight cheerfully: H5 IV.i.187
but when our throats are cut, hee may be ransom'd. and but when our throats are cut he may be ransomed, and H5 IV.i.188
wee ne're the wiser.we ne'er the wiser. H5 IV.i.189
If I liue to see it, I will neuer trust his word If I live to see it, I will never trust his word H5 IV.i.190
after.after. H5 IV.i.191
You pay him then: that's a perillous shot outYou pay him then! That's a perilous shot outpay (v.)
punish, pay back, retaliate against
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of an Elder Gunne, that a poore and a priuate displeasureof an elder-gun, that a poor and a private displeasureelder-gun (n.)

old form: Elder Gunne
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can doe against a Monarch: you may as well goe about to can do against a monarch! You may as well go about to H5 IV.i.194
turne the Sunne to yce, with fanning in his face with aturn the sun to ice, with fanning in his face with a H5 IV.i.195
Peacocks feather: You'le neuer trust his word after; come, peacock's feather. You'll never trust his word after! Come, H5 IV.i.196
'tis a foolish saying.'tis a foolish saying. H5 IV.i.197
Your reproofe is something too round, I Your reproof is something too round. Isomething (adv.)
somewhat, rather
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round (adj.)
blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
should be angry with you, if the time were conuenient.should be angry with you, if the time were convenient. H5 IV.i.199
Let it bee a Quarrell betweene vs, if you liue.Let it be a quarrel between us, if you live. H5 IV.i.200
I embrace it.I embrace it. H5 IV.i.201
How shall I know thee againe?How shall I know thee again? H5 IV.i.202
Giue me any Gage of thine, and I will weare Give me any gage of thine, and I will weargage (n.)
pledge, challenge [usually, a glove or gauntlet thrown down]
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it in my Bonnet: Then if euer thou dar'st acknowledge it,it in my bonnet: then, if ever thou dar'st acknowledge it,bonnet (n.)
hat, cap
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I will make it my Quarrell.I will make it my quarrel. H5 IV.i.205
Heere's my Gloue: Giue mee another of thine.Here's my glove: give me another of thine. H5 IV.i.206
There.There. H5 IV.i.207
This will I also weare in my Cap: if euer thouThis will I also wear in my cap. If ever thou H5 IV.i.208
come to me, and say, after to morrow, This is my Gloue,come to me and say, after tomorrow, ‘ This is my glove,’ H5 IV.i.209
by this Hand I will take thee a box on the eare.by this hand, I will take thee a box on the ear.take (v.)
strike, hit, catch
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If euer I liue to see it, I will challenge it.If ever I live to see it, I will challenge it. H5 IV.i.211
Thou dar'st as well be hang'd.Thou dar'st as well be hanged. H5 IV.i.212
Well, I will doe it, though I take thee in theWell, I will do it, though I take thee in thetake (v.)
overtake, encounter, meet up with
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Kings companie.King's company. H5 IV.i.214
Keepe thy word: fare thee well.Keep thy word. Fare thee well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
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Bates. BATES 
Be friends you English fooles, be friends, wee haue Be friends, you English fools, be friends! We have H5 IV.i.216
French Quarrels enow, if you could tell how to reckon. French quarrels enow, if you could tell how to reckon.enow (adv.)
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Indeede the French may lay twentie FrenchIndeed, the French may lay twenty Frenchlay (v.)
wager, stake, bet
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Crownes to one, they will beat vs, for they beare them on crowns to one they will beat us, for they bear them oncrown (n.)

old form: Crownes
coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllings
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their shoulders: but it is no English Treason to cuttheir shoulders; but it is no English treason to cut H5 IV.i.220
French Crownes, and to morrow the King himselfe will be French crowns, and tomorrow the King himself will be H5 IV.i.221
a Clipper.a clipper.clipper (n.)
one who clips coins
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Exit Souldiers.Exeunt Soldiers H5 IV.i.222
Vpon the King, let vs our Liues, our Soules,Upon the King! Let us our lives, our souls, H5 IV.i.223
Our Debts, our carefull Wiues,Our debts, our careful wives,careful (adj.)

old form: carefull
anxious, concerned, worried
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Our Children, and our Sinnes, lay on the King:Our children, and our sins, lay on the King! H5 IV.i.225
We must beare all. / O hard Condition, We must bear all. O hard condition,condition (n.)
position, social rank, station
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Twin-borne with Greatnesse, / Subiect to the breath Twin-born with greatness, subject to the breathbreath (n.)
utterance, speech, voice
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of euery foole, whose sence / No more can feele, Of every fool, whose sense no more can feelsense (n.)

old form: sence
feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
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but his owne wringing. / What infinite hearts-ease But his own wringing! What infinite heart's easewringing (n.)
aches and pains
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must Kings neglect, / That priuate men enioy?Must kings neglect that private men enjoy! H5 IV.i.230
And what haue Kings, that Priuates haue not too,And what have kings that privates have not too,private (n.)

old form: priuate
ordinary person, someone not holding high position
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Saue Ceremonie, saue generall Ceremonie?Save ceremony, save general ceremony? H5 IV.i.232
And what art thou, thou Idoll Ceremonie?And what art thou, thou idol ceremony? H5 IV.i.233
What kind of God art thou? that suffer'st moreWhat kind of god art thou, that suffer'st more H5 IV.i.234
Of mortall griefes, then doe thy worshippers.Of mortal griefs than do thy worshippers? H5 IV.i.235
What are thy Rents? what are thy Commings in?What are thy rents? What are thy comings-in?coming-in, comings-in (n.)

old form: Commings in
income, revenue, yield
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O Ceremonie, shew me but thy worth.O ceremony, show me but thy worth! H5 IV.i.237
What? is thy Soule of Odoration?What is thy soul of adoration?soul (n.)

old form: Soule
real nature, essence
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Art thou ought else but Place, Degree, and Forme,Art thou aught else but place, degree, and form,place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
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Creating awe and feare in other men?Creating awe and fear in other men? H5 IV.i.240
Wherein thou art lesse happy, being fear'd,Wherein thou art less happy being feared, H5 IV.i.241
Then they in fearing.Than they in fearing. H5 IV.i.242
What drink'st thou oft, in stead of Homage sweet,What drink'st thou oft, instead of homage sweet,oft (adv.)
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But poyson'd flatterie? O, be sick, great Greatnesse,But poisoned flattery? O, be sick, great greatness, H5 IV.i.244
And bid thy Ceremonie giue thee cure.And bid thy ceremony give thee cure! H5 IV.i.245
Thinks thou the fierie Feuer will goe outThinks thou the fiery fever will go out H5 IV.i.246
With Titles blowne from Adulation?With titles blown from adulation?blown (adj.)

old form: blowne
swollen, inflated with pride
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Will it giue place to flexure and low bending?Will it give place to flexure and low bending?flexure (n.)
bending [the knee or head], bowing
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Canst thou, when thou command'st the beggers knee,Canst thou, when thou command'st the beggar's knee, H5 IV.i.249
Command the health of it? No, thou prowd Dreame,Command the health of it? No, thou proud dream, H5 IV.i.250
That play'st so subtilly with a Kings Repose.That play'st so subtly with a king's repose.subtly, subtilly (adv.)
deceitfully, treacherously, deceptively
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I am a King that find thee: and I know,I am a king that find thee, and I knowfind (v.)
find out, see through
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'Tis not the Balme, the Scepter, and the Ball,'Tis not the balm, the sceptre, and the ball,balm (n.)

old form: Balme
fragrant oil used for anointing, consecrated oil
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ball (n.)
royal golden orb
The Sword, the Mase, the Crowne Imperiall,The sword, the mace, the crown imperial, H5 IV.i.254
The enter-tissued Robe of Gold and Pearle,The intertissued robe of gold and pearl,intertissued (adj.)

old form: enter-tissued
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The farsed Title running 'fore the King,The farced title running 'fore the king,farced (adj.)
spiced up, stuffed with flattery
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'fore (prep.)
The Throne he sits on: nor the Tyde of Pompe,The throne he sits on, nor the tide of pomp H5 IV.i.257
That beates vpon the high shore of this World:That beats upon the high shore of this world –  H5 IV.i.258
No, not all these, thrice-gorgeous Ceremonie;No, not all these, thrice-gorgeous ceremony, H5 IV.i.259
Not all these, lay'd in Bed Maiesticall,Not all these, laid in bed majestical, H5 IV.i.260
Can sleepe so soundly, as the wretched Slaue:Can sleep so soundly as the wretched slave, H5 IV.i.261
Who with a body fill'd, and vacant mind,Who, with a body filled, and vacant mind, H5 IV.i.262
Gets him to rest, cram'd with distressefull bread,Gets him to rest, crammed with distressful bread;distressful (adj.)

old form: distressefull
earned through great hardship, gained from toil
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Neuer sees horride Night, the Child of Hell:Never sees horrid night, the child of hell, H5 IV.i.264
But like a Lacquey, from the Rise to Set,But, like a lackey, from the rise to set,set (n.)
setting, sunset
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lackey (n.)

old form: Lacquey
footman, minion, flunky
Sweates in the eye of Phebus; and all NightSweats in the eye of Phoebus, and all nightPhoebus (n.)
[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
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Sleepes in Elizium: next day after dawne,Sleeps in Elysium; next day after dawnElysium
mythological location of heaven
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Doth rise and helpe Hiperiõ to his Horse,Doth rise and help Hyperion to his horse;Hyperion (n.)
[pron: hiy'peerion] Greek god, son of Uranus and Gaia, who fathered the Sun, Moon, and Dawn; often, the Sun itself, with a horse-drawn chariot
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And followes so the euer-running yeereAnd follows so the ever-running year H5 IV.i.269
With profitable labour to his Graue:With profitable labour to his grave: H5 IV.i.270
And but for Ceremonie, such a Wretch,And but for ceremony, such a wretch, H5 IV.i.271
Winding vp Dayes with toyle, and Nights with sleepe,Winding up days with toil, and nights with sleep,wind up (v.)

old form: vp
occupy, fill up, take up
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Had the fore-hand and vantage of a King.Had the fore-hand and vantage of a king.forehand, fore-hand (n.)
upper hand, superiority, advantage
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vantage (n.)
advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
The Slaue, a Member of the Countreyes peace,The slave, a member of the country's peace,member (n.)
sharer, participant, partaker
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Enioyes it; but in grosse braine little wots,Enjoys it, but in gross brain little wotsgross (adj.)

old form: grosse
dull, obtuse, ignorant
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What watch the King keepes, to maintaine the peace;What watch the king keeps to maintain the peace, H5 IV.i.276
Whose howres, the Pesant best aduantages.Whose hours the peasant best advantages.advantage (v.)

old form: aduantages
benefit, help, aid
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Enter Erpingham.Enter Erpingham H5 IV.i.278.1
My Lord, your Nobles iealous of your absence,My lord, your nobles, jealous of your absence,jealous (adj.)
anxious, uneasy, worried [about]
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Seeke through your Campe to find you.Seek through your camp to find you. H5 IV.i.279.1
Good old Knight, Good old knight, H5 IV.i.279.2
collect them all together / At my Tent: Collect them all together at my tent. H5 IV.i.280
Ile be before thee.I'll be before thee. H5 IV.i.281.1
I shall doo't, my Lord. I shall do't, my lord. H5 IV.i.281.2
Exit.Exit H5 IV.i.281
O God of Battailes, steele my Souldiers hearts,O God of battles, steel my soldiers' hearts;steel (v.)

old form: steele
turn to steel, harden
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Possesse them not with feare: Take from them nowPossess them not with fear; take from them now H5 IV.i.283
The sence of reckning of th'opposed numbers:The sense of reckoning, if th' opposed numbersreckoning (n.)

old form: reckning
counting up, enumeration, calculation
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Pluck their hearts from them. Not to day, O Lord,Pluck their hearts from them. Not today, O Lord, H5 IV.i.285
O not to day, thinke not vpon the faultO not today, think not upon the faultfault (n.)
sin, offence, crime
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My Father made, in compassing the Crowne.My father made in compassing the crown!compass (v.)
win, obtain, attain
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I Richards body haue interred new,I Richard's body have interred new, H5 IV.i.288
And on it haue bestowed more contrite teares,And on it have bestowed more contrite tears H5 IV.i.289
Then from it issued forced drops of blood.Than from it issued forced drops of blood. H5 IV.i.290
Fiue hundred poore I haue in yeerely pay,Five hundred poor I have in yearly pay, H5 IV.i.291
Who twice a day their wither'd hands hold vpWho twice a day their withered hands hold up H5 IV.i.292
Toward Heauen, to pardon blood: / And I haue built Toward heaven, to pardon blood: and I have built H5 IV.i.293
two Chauntries, / Where the sad and solemne Priests Two chantries where the sad and solemn priestschantry (n.)

old form: Chauntries
small private chapel
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sad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
sing still / For Richards Soule. More will Idoe:Sing still for Richard's soul. More will I do,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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Though all that I can doe, is nothing worth;Though all that I can do is nothing worth, H5 IV.i.296
Since that my Penitence comes after all,Since that my penitence comes after all, H5 IV.i.297
Imploring pardon.Imploring pardon. H5 IV.i.298
Enter Gloucester.Enter Gloucester H5 IV.i.299
My Liege.My liege! H5 IV.i.299.1
My Brother Gloucesters voyce? I:My brother Gloucester's voice? Ay, H5 IV.i.299.2
I know thy errand, I will goe with thee:I know thy errand, I will go with thee. H5 IV.i.300
The day, my friend, and all things stay for me.The day, my friends, and all things stay for me.stay for (v.)
wait for, await
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Exeunt. Exeunt H5 IV.i.301
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