Henry VI Part 3

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Flourish. Enter the King, Warwicke, Mountague,Flourish. Enter King Henry, Warwick, Montague, 3H6 IV.viii.1.1
Clarence, Oxford, and Somerset.George, and Oxford 3H6 IV.viii.1.2
What counsaile, Lords? Edward from Belgia,What counsel, lords? Edward from Belgia,Belgia (n.)
[before 1609] present-day Netherlands, Belgium, and parts of nearby France
3H6 IV.viii.1
With hastie Germanes, and blunt Hollanders,With hasty Germans and blunt Hollanders,hasty (adj.)

old form: hastie
rash, impetuous, impulsive
3H6 IV.viii.2
blunt (adj.)
rough, unrefined, uncivilized
Hath pass'd in safetie through the Narrow Seas,Hath passed in safety through the narrow seas, 3H6 IV.viii.3
And with his troupes doth march amaine to London,And with his troops doth march amain to London;amain (adv.)

old form: amaine
in all haste, at full speed
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And many giddie people flock to him.And many giddy people flock to him.giddy (adj.)

old form: giddie
frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
3H6 IV.viii.5
King. KING 
Let's leuie men, and beat him backe againe.Let's levy men and beat him back again. 3H6 IV.viii.6
A little fire is quickly trodden out,A little fire is quickly trodden out; 3H6 IV.viii.7
Which being suffer'd, Riuers cannot quench.Which, being suffered, rivers cannot quench.suffer (v.)

old form: suffer'd
put up with, tolerate, do nothing about
3H6 IV.viii.8
In Warwickshire I haue true-hearted friends,In Warwickshire I have true-hearted friends, 3H6 IV.viii.9
Not mutinous in peace, yet bold in Warre,Not mutinous in peace, yet bold in war; 3H6 IV.viii.10
Those will I muster vp: and thou Sonne ClarenceThose will I muster up; and thou, son Clarence, 3H6 IV.viii.11
Shalt stirre vp in Suffolke, Norfolke, and in Kent,Shalt stir up in Suffolk, Norfolk, and in Kent, 3H6 IV.viii.12
The Knights and Gentlemen, to come with thee.The knights and gentlemen to come with thee. 3H6 IV.viii.13
Thou Brother Mountague, in Buckingham,Thou, brother Montague, in Buckingham, 3H6 IV.viii.14
Northampton, and in Leicestershire, shalt findNorthampton, and in Leicestershire, shalt find 3H6 IV.viii.15
Men well enclin'd to heare what thou command'st.Men well inclined to hear what thou commandest. 3H6 IV.viii.16
And thou, braue Oxford, wondrous well belou'd,And thou, brave Oxford, wondrous well-beloved 3H6 IV.viii.17
In Oxfordshire shalt muster vp thy friends.In Oxfordshire, shalt muster up thy friends. 3H6 IV.viii.18
My Soueraigne, with the louing Citizens,My sovereign, with the loving citizens, 3H6 IV.viii.19
Like to his Iland, gyrt in with the Ocean,Like to his island girt in with the ocean,gird in (v.)

old form: gyrt
encircle, surround, ring
3H6 IV.viii.20
like to / unto (conj./prep.)
similar to, comparable with
Or modest Dyan, circled with her Nymphs,Or modest Dian circled with her nymphs, 3H6 IV.viii.21
Shall rest in London, till we come to him:Shall rest in London till we come to him.rest (v.)
remain, stay, stand
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Faire Lords take leaue, and stand not to reply.Fair lords, take leave and stand not to reply.stand (v.)
waste time, delay, wait
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Farewell my Soueraigne.Farewell, my sovereign. 3H6 IV.viii.24
King. KING 
Farewell my Hector, and my Troyes true hope.Farewell, my Hector and my Troy's true hope. 3H6 IV.viii.25
In signe of truth, I kisse your Highnesse Hand.In sign of truth, I kiss your highness' hand. 3H6 IV.viii.26
King. KING 
Well-minded Clarence, be thou fortunate.Well-minded Clarence, be thou fortunate!well-minded (adj.)
right-minded, well-disposed, loyal
3H6 IV.viii.27
Comfort, my Lord, and so I take my leaue.Comfort, my lord; and so I take my leave. 3H6 IV.viii.28
And thus I seale my truth, and bid adieu.And thus I seal my truth and bid adieu.seal (v.)

old form: seale
confirm, ratify, approve
3H6 IV.viii.29
truth (n.)
loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
King. KING 
Sweet Oxford, and my louing Mountague,Sweet Oxford, and my loving Montague, 3H6 IV.viii.30
And all at once, once more a happy farewell.And all at once, once more a happy farewell.once, at (adv.)
all together, jointly, collectively
3H6 IV.viii.31
Farewell, sweet Lords, let's meet at Couentry.Farewell, sweet lords; let's meet at Coventry. 3H6 IV.viii.32
Exeunt.Exeunt 3H6 IV.viii.32
Enter King Henry and Exeter 3H6 IV.viii.33
King. KING 
Here at the Pallace will I rest a while.Here at the palace I will rest a while. 3H6 IV.viii.33
Cousin of Exeter, what thinkes your Lordship?Cousin of Exeter, what thinks your lordship? 3H6 IV.viii.34
Me thinkes, the Power that Edward hath in field,Methinks the power that Edward hath in fieldmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
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power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Should not be able to encounter mine.Should not be able to encounter mine.encounter (v.)
oppose, thwart, defeat
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The doubt is, that he will seduce the rest.The doubt is that he will seduce the rest.doubt (n.)
danger, risk, fear
3H6 IV.viii.37
King. KING 
That's not my feare, my meed hath got me fame:That's not my fear. My meed hath got me fame;meed (n.)
merit, worth, excellence
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fame (n.)
reputation, renown, character
I haue not stopt mine eares to their demands,I have not stopped mine ears to their demands, 3H6 IV.viii.39
Nor posted off their suites with slow delayes,Nor posted off their suits with slow delays;post off (v.)
postpone, put off, defer
3H6 IV.viii.40
suit (n.)

old form: suites
formal request, entreaty, petition
My pittie hath beene balme to heale their wounds,My pity hath been balm to heal their wounds, 3H6 IV.viii.41
My mildnesse hath allay'd their swelling griefes,My mildness hath allayed their swelling griefs, 3H6 IV.viii.42
My mercie dry'd their water-flowing teares.My mercy dried their water-flowing tears; 3H6 IV.viii.43
I haue not been desirous of their wealth,I have not been desirous of their wealth, 3H6 IV.viii.44
Nor much opprest them with great Subsidies,Nor much oppressed them with great subsidies,subsidy (n.)
special tax assessment
3H6 IV.viii.45
Nor forward of reuenge, though they much err'd.Nor forward of revenge, though they much erred.err (v.)

old form: err'd
go astray from duty, turn away
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forward (adj.)
ready, eager, inclined
Then why should they loue Edward more then me?Then why should they love Edward more than me? 3H6 IV.viii.47
No Exeter, these Graces challenge Grace:No, Exeter, these graces challenge grace;challenge (v.)
demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on
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grace (n.)
virtue, fine quality
And when the Lyon fawnes vpon the Lambe,And when the lion fawns upon the lamb, 3H6 IV.viii.49
The Lambe will neuer cease to follow him.The lamb will never cease to follow him. 3H6 IV.viii.50
Shout within, A Lancaster, A Lancaster.Shout within. ‘ À York! À York!’a (part.)
particle used in front of a proper name, as a supportive war-cry
3H6 IV.viii.51
Hearke, hearke, my Lord, what Shouts are these?Hark, hark, my lord! What shouts are these? 3H6 IV.viii.51
Enter Edward and his Souldiers.Enter Edward, Richard, and their soldiers 3H6 IV.viii.52.1
Seize on the shamefac'd Henry, beare him hence,Seize on the shamefaced Henry, bear him hence;shame-faced, shamefast (adj.)

old form: shamefac'd
modest, retiring, shy
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And once againe proclaime vs King of England.And once again proclaim us King of England. 3H6 IV.viii.53
You are the Fount, that makes small Brookes to flow,You are the fount that makes small brooks to flow; 3H6 IV.viii.54
Now stops thy Spring, my Sea shall suck them dry,Now stops thy spring; my sea shall suck them dry, 3H6 IV.viii.55
And swell so much the higher, by their ebbe.And swell so much the higher by their ebb. 3H6 IV.viii.56
Hence with him to the Tower, let him not speake.Hence with him to the Tower; let him not speak. 3H6 IV.viii.57
Exit with King Henry.Exeunt some soldiers with King Henry 3H6 IV.viii.57
And Lords, towards Couentry bend we our course,And, lords, towards Coventry bend we our course,bend (v.)
aim, direct, level, turn
3H6 IV.viii.58
Where peremptorie Warwicke now remaines:Where peremptory Warwick now remains.peremptory (adj.)

old form: peremptorie
overbearing, imperious, dictatorial
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The Sunne shines hot, and if we vse delay,The sun shines hot; and, if we use delay,use (v.)

old form: vse
permit, allow, tolerate
3H6 IV.viii.60
Cold biting Winter marres our hop'd-for Hay.Cold biting winter mars our hoped-for hay.hay (n.)
hay-making, harvest
3H6 IV.viii.61
Away betimes, before his forces ioyne,Away betimes, before his forces join,join (v.)

old form: ioyne
link up, unite, combine
3H6 IV.viii.62
betimes (adv.)
at once, forthwith, right now
And take the great-growne Traytor vnawares:And take the great-grown traitor unawares.unawares (adv.)

old form: vnawares
without warning, by surprise, unexpectedly
3H6 IV.viii.63
Braue Warriors, march amaine towards Couentry.Brave warriors, march amain towards Coventry.amain (adv.)

old form: amaine
in all haste, at full speed
3H6 IV.viii.64
Exeunt.Exeunt 3H6 IV.viii.64
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