Henry VI Part 3

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Alarum. Enter Plantagenet, Edward, Richard, Norfolke, Alarum. Enter York, Edward, Richard, Norfolk, 3H6 I.i.1.1
Mountague, Warwicke, and Souldiers.Montague, Warwick, and soldiers, with white roses 3H6 I.i.1.2
in their hats 3H6 I.i.1.3
I Wonder how the King escap'd our hands?I wonder how the King escaped our hands? 3H6 I.i.1
While we pursu'd the Horsmen of ye North,While we pursued the horsemen of the north, 3H6 I.i.2
He slyly stole away, and left his men:He slily stole away and left his men; 3H6 I.i.3
Whereat the great Lord of Northumberland,Whereat the great Lord of Northumberland, 3H6 I.i.4
Whose Warlike eares could neuer brooke retreat,Whose warlike ears could never brook retreat,brook (v.)

old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
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Chear'd vp the drouping Army, and himselfe.Cheered up the drooping army; and himself, 3H6 I.i.6
Lord Clifford and Lord Stafford all a-brestLord Clifford, and Lord Stafford, all abreast, 3H6 I.i.7
Charg'd our maine Battailes Front: and breaking in,Charged our main battle's front, and, breaking in,battle (n.)

old form: Battailes
army, fighting force, battalion
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Were by the Swords of common Souldiers slaine.Were by the swords of common soldiers slain. 3H6 I.i.9
Lord Staffords Father, Duke of Buckingham,Lord Stafford's father, Duke of Buckingham, 3H6 I.i.10
Is either slaine or wounded dangerous.Is either slain or wounded dangerous;dangerous (adv.)
dangerously, mortally, seriously
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I cleft his Beauer with a down-right blow:I cleft his beaver with a downright blow.beaver (n.)
visor of a helmet, face-guard
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downright (adj.)

old form: down-right
directed straight down, coming from above
That this is true (Father) behold his blood.That this is true, father, behold his blood. 3H6 I.i.13
And Brother, here's the Earle of Wiltshires blood,And, brother, here's the Earl of Wiltshire's blood, 3H6 I.i.14
Whom I encountred as the Battels ioyn'd.Whom I encountered as the battles joined.join (v.)

old form: ioyn'd
encounter, come together, meet in conflict
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battle (n.)

old form: Battels
army, fighting force, battalion
Speake thou for me, and tell them what I did.Speak thou for me and tell them what I did. 3H6 I.i.16
He throws down the Duke of Somerset's head 3H6 I.i.17
Plan. YORK 
Richard hath best deseru'd of all my sonnes:Richard hath best deserved of all my sons. 3H6 I.i.17
But is your Grace dead, my Lord of Somerset?But is your grace dead, my lord of Somerset? 3H6 I.i.18
Such hope haue all the line of Iohn of Gaunt.Such hope have all the line of John of Gaunt! 3H6 I.i.19
Thus do I hope to shake King Henries head.Thus do I hope to shake King Henry's head. 3H6 I.i.20
And so doe I, victorious Prince of Yorke.And so do I. Victorious Prince of York, 3H6 I.i.21
Before I see thee seated in that Throne,Before I see thee seated in that throne 3H6 I.i.22
Which now the House of Lancaster vsurpes,Which now the house of Lancaster usurps, 3H6 I.i.23
I vow by Heauen, these eyes shall neuer close.I vow by heaven these eyes shall never close. 3H6 I.i.24
This is the Pallace of the fearefull King,This is the palace of the fearful King,fearful (adj.)

old form: fearefull
timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
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And this the Regall Seat: possesse it Yorke,And this the regal seat; possess it, York; 3H6 I.i.26
For this is thine, and not King Henries Heires.For this is thine and not King Henry's heirs'. 3H6 I.i.27
Plant. YORK 
Assist me then, sweet Warwick, and I will,Assist me then, sweet Warwick, and I will; 3H6 I.i.28
For hither we haue broken in by force.For hither we have broken in by force. 3H6 I.i.29
Wee'le all assist you: he that flyes, shall dye.We'll all assist you; he that flies shall die. 3H6 I.i.30
Plant. YORK 
Thankes gentle Norfolke, stay by me my Lords,Thanks, gentle Norfolk; stay by me, my lords.gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
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And Souldiers stay and lodge by me this Night.And, soldiers, stay and lodge by me this night.lodge (v.)
sleep, lie, remain
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They goe vp.They go up 3H6 I.i.33
And when the King comes, offer him no violence,And when the King comes, offer him no violence, 3H6 I.i.33
Vnlesse he seeke to thrust you out perforce.Unless he seek to thrust you out perforce.perforce (adv.)
forcibly, by force, violently
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Plant. YORK 
The Queene this day here holds her Parliament,The Queen this day here holds her parliament, 3H6 I.i.35
But little thinkes we shall be of her counsaile,But little thinks we shall be of her council; 3H6 I.i.36
By words or blowes here let vs winne our right.By words or blows here let us win our right. 3H6 I.i.37
Arm'd as we are, let's stay within this House.Armed as we are, let's stay within this house. 3H6 I.i.38
The bloody Parliament shall this be call'd,The bloody parliament shall this be called 3H6 I.i.39
Vnlesse Plantagenet, Duke of Yorke, be King,Unless Plantagenet, Duke of York, be king, 3H6 I.i.40
And bashfull Henry depos'd, whose CowardizeAnd bashful Henry deposed, whose cowardicebashful (adj.)

old form: bashfull
easily intimidated, readily daunted
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Hath made vs by-words to our enemies.Hath made us by-words to our enemies.by-word (n.)
object of scorn, model of cowardice
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Plant. YORK 
Then leaue me not, my Lords be resolute,Then leave me not; my lords, be resolute; 3H6 I.i.43
I meane to take possession of my Right.I mean to take possession of my right. 3H6 I.i.44
Neither the King, nor he that loues him best,Neither the King nor he that loves him best, 3H6 I.i.45
The prowdest hee that holds vp Lancaster,The proudest he that holds up Lancaster,proud (adj.)

old form: prowdest
courageous, valiant, brave
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hold up (v.)

old form: vp
support, uphold, sustain
he (n.)

old form: hee
man, person
Dares stirre a Wing, if Warwick shake his Bells.Dares stir a wing if Warwick shake his bells. 3H6 I.i.47
Ile plant Plantagenet, root him vp who dares:I'll plant Plantagenet, root him up who dares.plant (v.)
install, set up, put in place
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Resolue thee Richard, clayme the English Crowne.Resolve thee, Richard; claim the English crown.resolve (v.)

old form: Resolue
decide, make up one's mind
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Flourish. Enter King Henry, Clifford, Northumberland,Flourish. Enter King Henry, Clifford, Northumberland, 3H6 I.i.50.1
Westmerland, Exeter, and the rest.Westmorland, Exeter, and soldiers, with 3H6 I.i.50.2
red roses in their hats 3H6 I.i.50.3
Henry. KING 
My Lords, looke where the sturdie Rebell sits,My lords, look where the sturdy rebel sits,sturdy (adj.)

old form: sturdie
disobedient, defiant, uncompromising
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Euen in the Chayre of State: belike he meanes,Even in the chair of state! Belike he means,chair (n.)

old form: Chayre
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belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
Backt by the power of Warwicke, that false Peere,Backed by the power of Warwick, that false peer,false (adj.)
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
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To aspire vnto the Crowne, and reigne as King.To aspire unto the crown and reign as king. 3H6 I.i.53
Earle of Northumberland, he slew thy Father,Earl of Northumberland, he slew thy father, 3H6 I.i.54
And thine, Lord Clifford, & you both haue vow'd reuengeAnd thine, Lord Clifford; and you both have vowed revenge 3H6 I.i.55
On him, his sonnes, his fauorites, and his friends.On him, his sons, his favourites, and his friends.favourite (n.)

old form: fauorites
follower, supporter, ally
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If I be not, Heauens be reueng'd on me.If I be not, heavens be revenged on me! 3H6 I.i.57
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
The hope thereof, makes Clifford mourne in Steele.The hope thereof makes Clifford mourn in steel.steel (n.)

old form: Steele
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What, shall we suffer this? lets pluck him down,What! Shall we suffer this? Let's pluck him down.suffer (v.)
allow, permit, let
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My heart for anger burnes, I cannot brooke it.My heart for anger burns; I cannot brook it.brook (v.)

old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
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Henry. KING 
Be patient, gentle Earle of Westmerland.Be patient, gentle Earl of Westmorland. 3H6 I.i.61
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
Patience is for Poultroones, such as he:Patience is for poltroons, such as he;poltroon (n.)

old form: Poultroones
worthless coward, mean-spirited wretch
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He durst not sit there, had your Father liu'd.He durst not sit there had your father lived. 3H6 I.i.63
My gracious Lord, here in the ParliamentMy gracious lord, here in the parliament 3H6 I.i.64
Let vs assayle the Family of Yorke.Let us assail the family of York.assail (v.)

old form: assayle
attack, assault, address
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Well hast thou spoken, Cousin be it so.Well hast thou spoken, cousin; be it so. 3H6 I.i.66
Henry. KING 
Ah, know you not the Citie fauours them,Ah, know you not the city favours them, 3H6 I.i.67
And they haue troupes of Souldiers at their beck?And they have troops of soldiers at their beck?beck (n.)
beckoning, command, call
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Westm. EXETER 
But when the Duke is slaine, they'le quickly flye.But when the Duke is slain they'll quickly fly. 3H6 I.i.69
Henry. KING 
Farre be the thought of this from Henries heart,Far be the thought of this from Henry's heart, 3H6 I.i.70
To make a Shambles of the Parliament House.To make a shambles of the Parliament House!shambles (n.)
meat-market, slaughter-house
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Cousin of Exeter, frownes, words, and threats,Cousin of Exeter, frowns, words, and threats 3H6 I.i.72
Shall be the Warre that Henry meanes to vse.Shall be the war that Henry means to use. 3H6 I.i.73
Thou factious Duke of Yorke descend my Throne,Thou factious Duke of York, descend my throne,factious (adj.)
rebellious, seditious
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And kneele for grace and mercie at my feet,And kneel for grace and mercy at my feet; 3H6 I.i.75
I am thy Soueraigne.I am thy sovereign. 3H6 I.i.76.1
Yorke. YORK 
I am thine.I am thine. 3H6 I.i.76.2
For shame come downe, he made thee Duke of Yorke.For shame, come down; he made thee Duke of York. 3H6 I.i.77
Yorke. YORK 
It was my Inheritance, as the Earledome was.It was my inheritance, as the earldom was. 3H6 I.i.78
Thy Father was a Traytor to the Crowne.Thy father was a traitor to the crown. 3H6 I.i.79
Exeter thou art a Traytor to the Crowne,Exeter, thou art a traitor to the crown 3H6 I.i.80
In following this vsurping Henry.In following this usurping Henry. 3H6 I.i.81
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
Whom should hee follow, but his naturall King?Whom should he follow but his natural king?natural (adj.)

old form: naturall
legitimate, by birthright, rightful
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True Clifford, that's Richard Duke of Yorke.True, Clifford; that is Richard Duke of York. 3H6 I.i.83
Henry. KING 
And shall I stand, and thou sit in my Throne?And shall I stand, and thou sit in my throne? 3H6 I.i.84
Yorke. YORK 
It must and shall be so, content thy selfe.It must and shall be so; content thyself.content (v.)
calm [down], settle, relax
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Be Duke of Lancaster, let him be King.Be Duke of Lancaster; let him be king. 3H6 I.i.86
He is both King, and Duke of Lancaster,He is both king and Duke of Lancaster; 3H6 I.i.87
And that the Lord of Westmerland shall maintaine.And that the Lord of Westmorland shall maintain. 3H6 I.i.88
And Warwick shall disproue it. You forget,And Warwick shall disprove it. You forget 3H6 I.i.89
That we are those which chas'd you from the field,That we are those which chased you from the fieldfield (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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And slew your Fathers, and with Colours spreadAnd slew your fathers, and with colours spreadcolours (n.)
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
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Marcht through the Citie to the Pallace Gates.Marched through the city to the palace gates. 3H6 I.i.92
Yes Warwicke, I remember it to my griefe,Yes, Warwick, I remember it to my grief; 3H6 I.i.93
And by his Soule, thou and thy House shall rue it.And, by his soul, thou and thy house shall rue it. 3H6 I.i.94
Plantagenet, of thee and these thy Sonnes,Plantagenet, of thee and these thy sons, 3H6 I.i.95
Thy Kinsmen, and thy Friends, Ile haue more liuesThy kinsmen, and thy friends, I'll have more lives 3H6 I.i.96
Then drops of bloud were in my Fathers Veines.Than drops of blood were in my father's veins. 3H6 I.i.97
Vrge it no more, lest that in stead of words,Urge it no more; lest that, instead of words,urge (v.)

old form: Vrge
press, insist on, state emphatically
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I send thee, Warwicke, such a Messenger,I send thee, Warwick, such a messenger 3H6 I.i.99
As shall reuenge his death, before I stirre.As shall revenge his death before I stir. 3H6 I.i.100
Poore Clifford, how I scorne his worthlesse Threats.Poor Clifford, how I scorn his worthless threats! 3H6 I.i.101
Plant. YORK 
Will you we shew our Title to the Crowne?Will you we show our title to the crown?title (n.)
[legal] right, claim, entitlement
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will (v.), past form would
desire, wish, want
If not, our Swords shall pleade it in the field.If not, our swords shall plead it in the field.plead (v.)

old form: pleade
make a case for, present an argument for
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field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Henry. KING 
What Title hast thou Traytor to the Crowne?What title hast thou, traitor, to the crown? 3H6 I.i.104
My Father was as thou art, Duke of Yorke,Thy father was, as thou art, Duke of York; 3H6 I.i.105
Thy Grandfather Roger Mortimer, Earle of March.Thy grandfather, Roger Mortimer, Earl of March. 3H6 I.i.106
I am the Sonne of Henry the Fift,I am the son of Henry the Fifth, 3H6 I.i.107
Who made the Dolphin and the French to stoupe,Who made the Dauphin and the French to stoopstoop (v.)

old form: stoupe
kneel, submit, bow down
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And seiz'd vpon their Townes and Prouinces.And seized upon their towns and provinces. 3H6 I.i.109
Talke not of France, sith thou hast lost it all.Talk not of France, sith thou hast lost it all. 3H6 I.i.110
Henry. KING 
The Lord Protector lost it, and not I:The Lord Protector lost it, and not I. 3H6 I.i.111
When I was crown'd, I was but nine moneths old.When I was crowned I was but nine months old. 3H6 I.i.112
You are old enough now, / And yet me thinkes you loose:You are old enough now, and yet, methinks, you lose.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
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Father teare the Crowne from the Vsurpers Head.Father, tear the crown from the usurper's head. 3H6 I.i.114
Edward. EDWARD 
Sweet Father doe so, set it on your Head.Sweet father, do so; set it on your head. 3H6 I.i.115
Good Brother, / As thou lou'st and honorest Armes,Good brother, as thou lovest and honourest arms, 3H6 I.i.116
Let's fight it out, and not stand cauilling thus.Let's fight it out and not stand cavilling thus.stand (v.)
continue, remain, wait, stay put
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cavil (v.)

old form: cauilling
dispute over details, raise pointless objections
Richard. RICHARD 
Sound Drummes and Trumpets, and the King will flye.Sound drums and trumpets, and the King will fly. 3H6 I.i.118
Plant. YORK 
Sonnes peace.Sons, peace! 3H6 I.i.119
Henry. KING 
Peace thou, and giue King Henry leaue to speake.Peace, thou! And give King Henry leave to speak. 3H6 I.i.120
Plantagenet shal speake first: Heare him Lords,Plantagenet shall speak first. Hear him, lords; 3H6 I.i.121
And be you silent and attentiue too,And be you silent and attentive too, 3H6 I.i.122
For he that interrupts him, shall not liue.For he that interrupts him shall not live. 3H6 I.i.123
Hen. KING 
Think'st thou, that I will leaue my Kingly Throne,Thinkest thou that I will leave my kingly throne, 3H6 I.i.124
Wherein my Grandsire and my Father sat?Wherein my grandsire and my father sat? 3H6 I.i.125
No: first shall Warre vnpeople this my Realme;No; first shall war unpeople this my realm;unpeople (v.)

old form: vnpeople
empty of people, depopulate
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I, and their Colours often borne in France,Ay, and their colours, often borne in France,colours (n.)
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
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And now in England, to our hearts great sorrow,And now in England to our hearts' great sorrow, 3H6 I.i.128
Shall be my Winding-sheet. Why faint you Lords?Shall be my winding-sheet. Why faint you, lords?faint (v.)
lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take fright
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winding-sheet (n.)
burial cloth, shroud
My Title's good, and better farre then his.My title's good, and better far than his. 3H6 I.i.130
Proue it Henry, and thou shalt be King.Prove it, Henry, and thou shalt be king. 3H6 I.i.131
Hen. KING 
Henry the Fourth by Conquest got the Crowne.Henry the Fourth by conquest got the crown. 3H6 I.i.132
Plant. YORK 
'Twas by Rebellion against his King.'Twas by rebellion against his king. 3H6 I.i.133
Henry. KING  
(aside) 3H6 I.i.134
I know not what to say, my Titles weake:I know not what to say; my title's weak. –  3H6 I.i.134
Tell me, may not a King adopt an Heire?Tell me, may not a king adopt an heir? 3H6 I.i.135
Plant. YORK 
What then?What then? 3H6 I.i.136
Henry. KING 
And if he may, then am I lawfull King:An if he may, then am I lawful king;an if (conj.)
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For Richard, in the view of many Lords,For Richard, in the view of many lords, 3H6 I.i.138
Resign'd the Crowne to Henry the Fourth,Resigned the crown to Henry the Fourth, 3H6 I.i.139
Whose Heire my Father was, and I am his.Whose heir my father was, and I am his. 3H6 I.i.140
Plant. YORK 
He rose against him, being his Soueraigne,He rose against him, being his sovereign, 3H6 I.i.141
And made him to resigne his Crowne perforce.And made him to resign his crown perforce.perforce (adv.)
forcibly, by force, violently
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Suppose, my Lords, he did it vnconstrayn'd,Suppose, my lords, he did it unconstrained, 3H6 I.i.143
Thinke you 'twere preiudiciall to his Crowne?Think you 'twere prejudicial to his crown?prejudicial (adj.)

old form: preiudiciall
damaging to one's rights, tending to invalidate a claim
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No: for he could not so resigne his Crowne,No; for he could not so resign his crown 3H6 I.i.145
But that the next Heire should succeed and reigne.But that the next heir should succeed and reign. 3H6 I.i.146
Henry. KING 
Art thou against vs, Duke of Exeter?Art thou against us, Duke of Exeter? 3H6 I.i.147
His is the right, and therefore pardon me.His is the right, and therefore pardon me. 3H6 I.i.148
Plant. YORK 
Why whisper you, my Lords, and answer not?Why whisper you, my lords, and answer not? 3H6 I.i.149
My Conscience tells me he is lawfull King.My conscience tells me he is lawful king.conscience (n.)
real knowledge, inner conviction, true understanding
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Henry. KING  
(aside) 3H6 I.i.151
All will reuolt from me, and turne to him.All will revolt from me and turn to him. 3H6 I.i.151
Plantagenet, for all the Clayme thou lay'st,Plantagenet, for all the claim thou layest, 3H6 I.i.152
Thinke not, that Henry shall be so depos'd.Think not that Henry shall be so deposed. 3H6 I.i.153
Depos'd he shall be, in despight of all.Deposed he shall be, in despite of all. 3H6 I.i.154
Thou art deceiu'd: / 'Tis not thy Southerne powerThou art deceived; 'tis not thy southern powerdeceive (v.)

old form: deceiu'd
delude, mislead, take in
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power (n.)
control, influence, sway
Of Essex, Norfolke, Suffolke, nor of Kent,Of Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, nor of Kent, 3H6 I.i.156
Which makes thee thus presumptuous and prowd,Which makes thee thus presumptuous and proud, 3H6 I.i.157
Can set the Duke vp in despight of me.Can set the Duke up in despite of me. 3H6 I.i.158
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
King Henry, be thy Title right or wrong,King Henry, be thy title right or wrong, 3H6 I.i.159
Lord Clifford vowes to fight in thy defence:Lord Clifford vows to fight in thy defence; 3H6 I.i.160
May that ground gape, and swallow me aliue,May that ground gape and swallow me alive, 3H6 I.i.161
Where I shall kneele to him that slew my Father.Where I shall kneel to him that slew my father! 3H6 I.i.162
Henry. KING 
Oh Clifford, how thy words reuiue my heart.O Clifford, how thy words revive my heart! 3H6 I.i.163
Plant. YORK 
Henry of Lancaster, resigne thy Crowne:Henry of Lancaster, resign thy crown. 3H6 I.i.164
What mutter you, or what conspire you Lords?What mutter you, or what conspire you, lords? 3H6 I.i.165
Doe right vnto this Princely Duke of Yorke,Do right unto this princely Duke of York,right (n.)
justice, rightfulness, justification
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Or I will fill the House with armed men,Or I will fill the house with armed men, 3H6 I.i.167
And ouer the Chayre of State, where now he sits,And over the chair of state, where now he sits,chair (n.)

old form: Chayre
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Write vp his Title with vsurping blood.Write up his title with usurping blood. 3H6 I.i.169
He stampes with his foot, and the Souldiers shew He stamps with his foot, and the soldiers show 3H6 I.i.170.1
themselues.themselves 3H6 I.i.170.2
Henry. KING 
My Lord of Warwick, heare but one word,My Lord of Warwick, hear but one word; 3H6 I.i.170
Let me for this my life time reigne as King.Let me for this my lifetime reign as king. 3H6 I.i.171
Plant. YORK 
Confirme the Crowne to me and to mine Heires,Confirm the crown to me and to mine heirs, 3H6 I.i.172
And thou shalt reigne in quiet while thou liu'st.And thou shalt reign in quiet while thou livest. 3H6 I.i.173
Henry. KING 
I am content: Richard PlantagenetI am content; Richard Plantagenet,content (adj.)
agreeable, willing, ready
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Enioy the Kingdome after my decease.Enjoy the kingdom after my decease. 3H6 I.i.175
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
What wrong is this vnto the Prince, your Sonne?What wrong is this unto the Prince your son! 3H6 I.i.176
What good is this to England, and himselfe?What good is this to England and himself! 3H6 I.i.177
Base, fearefull, and despayring Henry.Base, fearful, and despairing Henry!fearful (adj.)

old form: fearefull
timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
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base (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
How hast thou iniur'd both thy selfe and vs?How hast thou injured both thyself and us! 3H6 I.i.179
I cannot stay to heare these Articles.I cannot stay to hear these articles.article (n.)
clause, term, provision
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Nor I.Nor I. 3H6 I.i.181
Clifford. CLIFFORD 
Come Cousin, let vs tell the Queene these Newes.Come, cousin, let us tell the Queen these news. 3H6 I.i.182
Farwell faint-hearted and degenerate King,Farewell, faint-hearted and degenerate King, 3H6 I.i.183
In whose cold blood no sparke of Honor bides.In whose cold blood no spark of honour bides.cold (adj.)
hopeless, apathetic, miserable
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Exit 3H6 I.i.184
Be thou a prey vnto the House of Yorke,Be thou a prey unto the house of York, 3H6 I.i.185
And dye in Bands, for this vnmanly deed.And die in bands for this unmanly deed!band (n.)
bond, shackle, chain
3H6 I.i.186
Exit 3H6 I.i.186
In dreadfull Warre may'st thou be ouercome,In dreadful war mayst thou be overcome, 3H6 I.i.187
Or liue in peace abandon'd and despis'd.Or live in peace abandoned and despised! 3H6 I.i.188
Exit 3H6 I.i.188
Turne this way Henry, and regard them not.Turn this way, Henry, and regard them not. 3H6 I.i.189
Exeter. EXETER 
They seeke reuenge, and therefore will not yeeld.They seek revenge and therefore will not yield. 3H6 I.i.190
Henry. KING 
Ah Exeter.Ah, Exeter! 3H6 I.i.191.1
Why should you sigh, my Lord?Why should you sigh, my lord? 3H6 I.i.191.2
Henry. KING 
Not for my selfe Lord Warwick, but my Sonne,Not for myself, Lord Warwick, but my son, 3H6 I.i.192
Whom I vnnaturally shall dis-inherite.Whom I unnaturally shall disinherit.unnaturally (adv.)

old form: vnnaturally
illegitimately, against normal practice
3H6 I.i.193
But be it as it may: I here entayleBut be it as it may. (to York) I here entailentail to (v.)
bestow on, confer on, transfer to
3H6 I.i.194
The Crowne to thee and to thine Heires for euer,The crown to thee and to thine heirs for ever; 3H6 I.i.195
Conditionally, that heere thou take an Oath,Conditionally that here thou take an oathconditionally (adv.)
on condition, providing
3H6 I.i.196
To cease this Ciuill Warre: and whil'st I liue,To cease this civil war; and, whilst I live, 3H6 I.i.197
To honor me as thy King, and Soueraigne:To honour me as thy king and sovereign; 3H6 I.i.198
And neyther by Treason nor Hostilitie,And neither by treason nor hostility 3H6 I.i.199
To seeke to put me downe, and reigne thy selfe.To seek to put me down and reign thyself. 3H6 I.i.200
Plant. YORK 
This Oath I willingly take, and will performe.This oath I willingly take and will perform. 3H6 I.i.201
Long liue King Henry: Plantagenet embrace him.Long live King Henry! Plantagenet, embrace him. 3H6 I.i.202
Henry. KING 
And long liue thou, and these thy forward Sonnes.And long live thou and these thy forward sons!forward (adj.)
promising, early-maturing, precocious
3H6 I.i.203
Plant. YORK 
Now Yorke and Lancaster are reconcil'd.Now York and Lancaster are reconciled. 3H6 I.i.204
Accurst be he that seekes to make them foes.Accursed be he that seeks to make them foes! 3H6 I.i.205
Senet. Here they come downe.Sennet. Here they come down 3H6 I.i.206
Plant. YORK 
Farewell my gracious Lord, Ile to my Castle.Farewell, my gracious lord; I'll to my castle. 3H6 I.i.206
Exeunt York and his sons 3H6 I.i.206
And Ile keepe London with my Souldiers.And I'll keep London with my soldiers.keep (v.)

old form: keepe
stay within, remain inside
3H6 I.i.207
Exit 3H6 I.i.207
And I to Norfolke with my followers.And I to Norfolk with my followers. 3H6 I.i.208
Exit 3H6 I.i.208
And I vnto the Sea, from whence I came.And I unto the sea from whence I came. 3H6 I.i.209
Exit 3H6 I.i.209
Henry. KING 
And I with griefe and sorrow to the Court.And I with grief and sorrow to the court. 3H6 I.i.210
Enter the Queene.Enter the Queen and the Prince of Wales 3H6 I.i.211.1
Exeter. EXETER 
Heere comes the Queene, / Whose Lookes bewray her anger:Here comes the Queen, whose looks bewray her anger;bewray (v.)
betray, reveal, expose
3H6 I.i.211
Ile steale away.I'll steal away. 3H6 I.i.212.1
Henry. KING 
Exeter so will I.Exeter, so will I. 3H6 I.i.212.2
Queene. QUEEN 
Nay, goe not from me, I will follow thee.Nay, go not from me. I will follow thee. 3H6 I.i.213
Henry. KING 
Be patient gentle Queene, and I will stay.Be patient, gentle Queen, and I will stay.gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
3H6 I.i.214
Queene. QUEEN 
Who can be patient in such extreames?Who can be patient in such extremes? 3H6 I.i.215
Ah wretched man, would I had dy'de a Maid?Ah, wretched man! Would I had died a maid, 3H6 I.i.216
And neuer seene thee, neuer borne thee Sonne,And never seen thee, never borne thee son, 3H6 I.i.217
Seeing thou hast prou'd so vnnaturall a Father.Seeing thou hast proved so unnatural a father!unnatural (adj.)

old form: vnnaturall
against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
3H6 I.i.218
Hath he deseru'd to loose his Birth-right thus?Hath he deserved to lose his birthright thus? 3H6 I.i.219
Hadst thou but lou'd him halfe so well as I,Hadst thou but loved him half so well as I, 3H6 I.i.220
Or felt that paine which I did for him once,Or felt that pain which I did for him once, 3H6 I.i.221
Or nourisht him, as I did with my blood;Or nourished him as I did with my blood, 3H6 I.i.222
Thou would'st haue left thy dearest heart-blood there,Thou wouldst have left thy dearest heart-blood there, 3H6 I.i.223
Rather then haue made that sauage Duke thine Heire,Rather than have made that savage Duke thine heirsavage (adj.)

old form: sauage
fierce, ferocious, wild
3H6 I.i.224
And dis-inherited thine onely Sonne.And disinherited thine only son. 3H6 I.i.225
Prince. PRINCE 
Father, you cannot dis-inherite me:Father, you cannot disinherit me; 3H6 I.i.226
If you be King, why should not I succeede?If you be king, why should not I succeed? 3H6 I.i.227
Henry. KING 
Pardon me Margaret, pardon me sweet Sonne,Pardon me, Margaret; pardon me, sweet son; 3H6 I.i.228
The Earle of Warwick and the Duke enforc't me.The Earl of Warwick and the Duke enforced me. 3H6 I.i.229
Quee. QUEEN 
Enforc't thee? Art thou King, and wilt be forc't?Enforced thee! Art thou king, and wilt be forced? 3H6 I.i.230
I shame to heare thee speake: ah timorous Wretch,I shame to hear thee speak. Ah, timorous wretch!shame (v.)
be ashamed, be embarrassed
3H6 I.i.231
Thou hast vndone thy selfe, thy Sonne, and me,Thou hast undone thyself, thy son, and me;undo (v.)

old form: vndone
ruin, destroy, wipe out
3H6 I.i.232
And giu'n vnto the House of Yorke such head,And given unto the house of York such headhead (n.)
power, strength, scope
3H6 I.i.233
As thou shalt reigne but by their sufferance.As thou shalt reign but by their sufferance.sufferance (n.)
permission, consent, acquiescence, say-so
3H6 I.i.234
as (conj.)
that [following ‘s’ or ‘such’]
To entayle him and his Heires vnto the Crowne,To entail him and his heirs unto the crown,entail to (v.)

old form: entayle
appoint as heir
3H6 I.i.235
What is it, but to make thy Sepulcher,What is it but to make thy sepulchre, 3H6 I.i.236
And creepe into it farre before thy time?And creep into it far before thy time? 3H6 I.i.237
Warwick is Chancelor, and the Lord of Callice,Warwick is Chancellor and the Lord of Calais; 3H6 I.i.238
Sterne Falconbridge commands the Narrow Seas,Stern Falconbridge commands the narrow seas;stern (adj.)

old form: Sterne
cruel, malevolent, harsh
3H6 I.i.239
The Duke is made Protector of the Realme,The Duke is made Protector of the realm; 3H6 I.i.240
And yet shalt thou be safe? Such safetie findesAnd yet shalt thou be safe? Such safety finds 3H6 I.i.241
The trembling Lambe, inuironned with Wolues.The trembling lamb environed with wolves.environ (v.)

old form: inuironned
surround, envelop, encircle, engulf
3H6 I.i.242
Had I beene there, which am a silly Woman,Had I been there, which am a silly woman,silly (adj.)
helpless, defenceless, vulnerable
3H6 I.i.243
The Souldiers should haue toss'd me on their Pikes,The soldiers should have tossed me on their pikestoss (v.)

old form: toss'd
carry aloft, impale
3H6 I.i.244
pike, pick (n.)
weapon with a long handle ending in a spearhead
Before I would haue granted to that Act.Before I would have granted to that act.grant (v.)
submit, yield, assent
3H6 I.i.245
But thou preferr'st thy Life, before thine Honor.But thou preferrest thy life before thine honour; 3H6 I.i.246
And seeing thou do'st, I here diuorce my selfe,And, seeing thou dost, I here divorce myself 3H6 I.i.247
Both from thy Table Henry, and thy Bed,Both from thy table, Henry, and thy bed, 3H6 I.i.248
Vntill that Act of Parliament be repeal'd,Until that act of parliament be repealed 3H6 I.i.249
Whereby my Sonne is dis-inherited.Whereby my son is disinherited. 3H6 I.i.250
The Northerne Lords, that haue forsworne thy Colours,The northern lords that have forsworn thy coloursforswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore

old form: forsworne
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
3H6 I.i.251
colours (n.)
battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
Will follow mine, if once they see them spread:Will follow mine, if once they see them spread; 3H6 I.i.252
And spread they shall be, to thy foule disgrace,And spread they shall be, to thy foul disgrace 3H6 I.i.253
And vtter ruine of the House of Yorke.And utter ruin of the house of York. 3H6 I.i.254
Thus doe I leaue thee: Come Sonne, let's away,Thus do I leave thee. Come, son, let's away. 3H6 I.i.255
Our Army is ready; come, wee'le after them.Our army is ready; come, we'll after them. 3H6 I.i.256
Henry. KING 
Stay gentle Margaret, and heare me speake.Stay, gentle Margaret, and hear me speak. 3H6 I.i.257
Queene. QUEEN 
Thou hast spoke too much already: get thee gone.Thou hast spoke too much already; get thee gone. 3H6 I.i.258
Henry. KING 
Gentle Sonne Edward, thou wilt stay me?Gentle son Edward, thou wilt stay with me?gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
3H6 I.i.259
Queene. QUEEN 
I, to be murther'd by his Enemies.Ay, to be murdered by his enemies. 3H6 I.i.260
Prince. PRINCE 
When I returne with victorie to the field,When I return with victory from the field,field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
3H6 I.i.261
Ile see your Grace: till then, Ile follow her.I'll see your grace; till then I'll follow her. 3H6 I.i.262
Queene. QUEEN 
Come Sonne away, we may not linger thus.Come, son, away; we may not linger thus. 3H6 I.i.263
Exeunt Queen and Prince 3H6 I.i.263
Henry. KING 
Poore Queene, / How loue to me, and to her Sonne,Poor Queen! How love to me and to her son 3H6 I.i.264
Hath made her breake out into termes of Rage.Hath made her break out into terms of rage!term (n.)

old form: termes
word, expression, utterance
3H6 I.i.265
Reueng'd may she be on that hatefull Duke,Revenged may she be on that hateful Duke, 3H6 I.i.266
Whose haughtie spirit, winged with desire,Whose haughty spirit, winged with desire,winged (adj.)
impelled, incited, raised up [as if in flight]
3H6 I.i.267
Will cost my Crowne, and like an emptie Eagle,Will cost my crown, and like an empty eagleempty (adj.)

old form: emptie
famished, hungry, having an empty stomach
3H6 I.i.268
cost (v.)
involve the loss of, deprive one of
Tyre on the flesh of me, and of my Sonne.Tire on the flesh of me and of my son!tire (v.)

old form: Tyre
feed greedily, prey ravenously
3H6 I.i.269
The losse of those three Lords torments my heart:The loss of those three lords torments my heart; 3H6 I.i.270
Ile write vnto them, and entreat them faire;I'll write unto them and entreat them fair.entreat, intreat (v.)
treat, handle, deal with
3H6 I.i.271
fair (adv.)

old form: faire
kindly, encouragingly, courteously
Come Cousin, you shall be the Messenger.Come, cousin, you shall be the messenger. 3H6 I.i.272
And I, I hope, shall reconcile them all.And I, I hope, shall reconcile them all. 3H6 I.i.273
Exit. Flourish.
Flourish. Exeunt 3H6 I.i.273
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