Henry VI Part 2

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Enter three or foure Petitioners, the Armorers Man Enter four Petitioners, Peter, the armourer's man, 2H6 I.iii.1.1
being one.being one 2H6 I.ii.1.2
My Masters, let's stand close, my My masters, let's stand close. Myclose (adv.)
close together
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Lord Protector will come this way by and by, and then Lord Protector will come this way by and by, and thenby and by (adv.)
shortly, soon, before long
2H6 I.iii.2
wee may deliuer our Supplications in the Quill.we may deliver our supplications in the quill.quill, in the
in a body, all together
2H6 I.iii.3
supplication (n.)
petition, written request
Marry the Lord protect him, Marry, the Lord protect him,marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
2H6 I.iii.4
for hee's a good man, Iesu blesse him.for he's a good man. Jesu bless him! 2H6 I.iii.5
Enter Suffolke, and Queene.Enter Suffolk and the Queen 2H6 I.iii.6.1
Peter. PETER 
Here a comes me thinkes, and the Queene with him: Here a' comes, methinks, and the Queen with him.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
it seems / seemed to me
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Ile be the first sure.I'll be the first, sure. 2H6 I.iii.7
Come backe foole, this is the Duke Come back, fool. This is the Duke 2H6 I.iii.8
of Suffolk, and not my Lord Protector.of Suffolk and not my Lord Protector. 2H6 I.iii.9
How now fellow: would'st any thing with me?How now, fellow? Wouldst anything with me? 2H6 I.iii.10
I pray my Lord pardon me, I tooke ye I pray, my lord, pardon me; I took ye 2H6 I.iii.11
for my Lord Protector.for my Lord Protector. 2H6 I.iii.12
Queene. QUEEN  
(reads) 2H6 I.iii.13
To my Lord Protector? Are your Supplications ‘ To my Lord Protector ’? Are your supplications 2H6 I.iii.13
to his Lordship? Let me see them: what is thine?to his lordship? Let me see them. What is thine? 2H6 I.iii.14
Mine is, and't please your Grace, Mine is, an't please your grace, 2H6 I.iii.15
against Iohn Goodman, my Lord Cardinals Man, for against John Goodman, my lord Cardinal's man, forman (n.)
agent, representative
2H6 I.iii.16
keeping my House, and Lands, and Wife and all, from me.keeping my house, and lands, and wife, and all, from me. 2H6 I.iii.17
Thy Wife too? that's some Wrong indeede.Thy wife too! That's some wrong indeed. –  2H6 I.iii.18
What's yours? What's heere? Against the Duke What's yours? What's here? (Reads) ‘ Against the Duke 2H6 I.iii.19
of Suffolke, for enclosing the Commons of Melforde. of Suffolk, for enclosing the commons of Melford.’ 2H6 I.iii.20
How now, Sir Knaue?How now, sir knave!knave (n.)

old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
2H6 I.iii.21
Alas Sir, I am but a poore Petitioner Alas, sir, I am but a poor petitioner 2H6 I.iii.22
of our whole Towneship.of our whole township. 2H6 I.iii.23
Peter. PETER  
(offering his petition) 2H6 I.iii.24
Against my Master Thomas Against my master, Thomas 2H6 I.iii.24
Horner, for saying, / That the Duke of Yorke was rightfull Horner, for saying that the Duke of York was rightful 2H6 I.iii.25
Heire to the Crowne.heir to the crown. 2H6 I.iii.26
Queene. QUEEN 
What say'st thou? Did the Duke of Yorke say, hee was What sayst thou? Did the Duke of York say he was 2H6 I.iii.27
rightfull Heire to the Crowne?rightful heir to the crown? 2H6 I.iii.28
Peter. PETER 
That my Mistresse was? No forsooth: my Master said, That my master was? No, forsooth; my master saidforsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
2H6 I.iii.29
That he was, and that the King was an Vsurper.that he was, and that the King was an usurper. 2H6 I.iii.30
Who is there?Who is there? 2H6 I.iii.31
Enter Seruant.Enter a servant 2H6 I.iii.32
Take this fellow in, and send for his Master with a Take this fellow in, and send for his master with a 2H6 I.iii.32
Purseuant presently: wee'le heare more of your matter pursuivant presently. We'll hear more of your mattermatter (n.)
affair(s), business, real issue
2H6 I.iii.33
presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
pursuivant (n.)
royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
before the King. before the King. 2H6 I.iii.34
Exit. Exit servant with Peter 2H6 I.iii.34
Queene. QUEEN 
And as for you that loue to be protectedAnd as for you that love to be protected 2H6 I.iii.35
Vnder the Wings of our Protectors Grace,Under the wings of our Protector's grace, 2H6 I.iii.36
Begin your Suites anew, and sue to him.Begin your suits anew and sue to him.suit (n.)

old form: Suites
formal request, entreaty, petition
2H6 I.iii.37
Teare the Supplication.She tears the supplications 2H6 I.iii.38.1
Away, base Cullions: Suffolke let them goe.Away, base cullions! Suffolk, let them go.base (adj.)
low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
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cullion (n.)
wretch, rascal, rogue
Come, let's be gone. Come, let's be gone. 2H6 I.iii.39
Exit. Exeunt 2H6 I.iii.39
Queene. QUEEN 
My Lord of Suffolke, say, is this the guise?My lord of Suffolk, say, is this the guise,guise (n.)
way, custom, practice
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Is this the Fashions in the Court of England?Is this the fashions in the court of England? 2H6 I.iii.41
Is this the Gouernment of Britaines Ile?Is this the government of Britain's isle, 2H6 I.iii.42
And this the Royaltie of Albions King?And this the royalty of Albion's king?Albion (n.)
poetic name for England or Britain
2H6 I.iii.43
What, shall King Henry be a Pupill still,What, shall King Henry be a pupil stillstill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
2H6 I.iii.44
Vnder the surly Glosters Gouernance?Under the surly Gloucester's governance? 2H6 I.iii.45
Am I a Queene in Title and in Stile,Am I a queen in title and in style,style (n.)

old form: Stile
mode of address, formal title
2H6 I.iii.46
title (n.)
[legal] right, claim, entitlement
And must be made a Subiect to a Duke?And must be made a subject to a duke? 2H6 I.iii.47
I tell thee Poole, when in the Citie ToursI tell thee, Pole, when in the city Tours 2H6 I.iii.48
Thou ran'st a-tilt in honor of my Loue,Thou rannest a tilt in honour of my lovetilt (n.)
lance-charge, joust, combat
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a-tilt (adv.)
as if jousting
And stol'st away the Ladies hearts of France;And stolest away the ladies' hearts of France, 2H6 I.iii.50
I thought King Henry had resembled thee,I thought King Henry had resembled thee 2H6 I.iii.51
In Courage, Courtship, and Proportion:In courage, courtship, and proportion.proportion (n.)
bodily shape, physical form
2H6 I.iii.52
courtship (n.)
court life, courtliness; also: wooing, courting
But all his minde is bent to Holinesse,But all his mind is bent to holiness, 2H6 I.iii.53
To number Aue-Maries on his Beades:To number Ave-Maries on his beads;Ave-Marie (n.)

old form: Aue
[of a rosary] Hail Mary
2H6 I.iii.54
bead (n.)

old form: Beades
[plural] rosary beads
His Champions, are the Prophets and Apostles,His champions are the prophets and apostles, 2H6 I.iii.55
His Weapons, holy Sawes of sacred Writ,His weapons holy saws of sacred writ;saw (n.)

old form: Sawes
wise saying, platitude, maxim
2H6 I.iii.56
writ (n.)
writing, text
His Studie is his Tilt-yard, and his LouesHis study is his tilt-yard, and his lovestilt-yard (n.)
tournament ground
2H6 I.iii.57
Are brazen Images of Canonized Saints.Are brazen images of canonized saints.image (n.)
effigy, statue, sculpture
2H6 I.iii.58
I would the Colledge of the CardinallsI would the College of the Cardinals 2H6 I.iii.59
Would chuse him Pope, and carry him to Rome,Would choose him Pope, and carry him to Rome, 2H6 I.iii.60
And set the Triple Crowne vpon his Head;And set the triple crown upon his head –  2H6 I.iii.61
That were a State fit for his Holinesse.That were a state fit for his holiness.state (n.)
status, rank, position
2H6 I.iii.62
Madame be patient: as I was causeMadam, be patient. As I was cause 2H6 I.iii.63
Your Highnesse came to England, so will IYour highness came to England, so will I 2H6 I.iii.64
In England worke your Graces full content.In England work your grace's full content.work (v.), past form wrought

old form: worke
bring about, arrange, effect
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content (n.)
pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
Queene. QUEEN 
Beside the haughtie Protector, haue we BeaufordBeside the haught Protector have we Beauforthaught (adj.)
haughty, arrogant, high and mighty
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The imperious Churchman; Somerset, Buckingham,The imperious churchman, Somerset, Buckingham, 2H6 I.iii.67
And grumbling Yorke: and not the least ofthese,And grumbling York; and not the least of these 2H6 I.iii.68
But can doe more in England then the King.But can do more in England than the King. 2H6 I.iii.69
And he of these, that can doe most of all,And he of these that can do most of all 2H6 I.iii.70
Cannot doe more in England then the Neuils:Cannot do more in England than the Nevils; 2H6 I.iii.71
Salisbury and Warwick are no simple Peeres.Salisbury and Warwick are no simple peers.simple (adj.)
common, ordinary, average, humble
2H6 I.iii.72
Queene. QUEEN 
Not all these Lords do vex me halfe so much,Not all these lords do vex me half so much 2H6 I.iii.73
As that prowd Dame, the Lord Protectors Wife:As that proud dame, the Lord Protector's wife; 2H6 I.iii.74
She sweepes it through the Court with troups of Ladies,She sweeps it through the court with troops of ladies,sweep (v.)

old form: sweepes
strut, parade, move majestically
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troop (n.)

old form: troups
company, retinue, band of followers
More like an Empresse, then Duke Humphreyes Wife:More like an empress than Duke Humphrey's wife. 2H6 I.iii.76
Strangers in Court, doe take her for the Queene:Strangers in court do take her for the queen.stranger (n.)
foreigner, alien, outsider
2H6 I.iii.77
She beares a Dukes Reuenewes on her backe,She bears a duke's revenues on her back, 2H6 I.iii.78
And in her heart she scornes our Pouertie:And in her heart she scorns our poverty. 2H6 I.iii.79
Shall I not liue to be aueng'd on her?Shall I not live to be avenged on her? 2H6 I.iii.80
Contemptuous base-borne Callot as she is,Contemptuous base-born callet as she is,base-born (adj.)

old form: base-borne
of low birth, low-born, plebeian
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contemptuous (adj.)
contemptible, despicable, loathsome
callet, callot (n.)
slut, drab, harlot
She vaunted 'mongst her Minions t'other day,She vaunted 'mongst her minions t' other dayminion (n.)
darling, favourite, select one
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vaunt (v.)
boast, brag, crow
The very trayne of her worst wearing Gowne,The very train of her worst wearing gownwearing, worst
most unfashionable, least stylish
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Was better worth then all my Fathers Lands,Was better worth than all my father's lands, 2H6 I.iii.84
Till Suffolke gaue two Dukedomes for his Daughter.Till Suffolk gave two dukedoms for his daughter. 2H6 I.iii.85
Madame, my selfe haue lym'd a Bush for her,Madam, myself have limed a bush for her,lime (v.)

old form: lym'd
add birdlime to
2H6 I.iii.86
And plac't a Quier of such enticing Birds,And placed a choir of such enticing birdschoir, quire (n.)

old form: Quier
company, group, assembly
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enticing (adj.)
acting as a decoy, seductive
That she will light to listen to the Layes,That she will light to listen to the lays,lay (n.)

old form: Layes
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light (v.)
alight, descend, fall, come to rest
And neuer mount to trouble you againe.And never mount to trouble you again. 2H6 I.iii.89
So let her rest: and Madame list to me,So let her rest; and, madam, list to me,rest, let
so much for, think no further of [someone / something]
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list (v.)
For I am bold to counsaile you in this;For I am bold to counsel you in this:bold (adj.)
over-confident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
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Although we fancie not the Cardinall,Although we fancy not the Cardinal,fancy (v.)

old form: fancie
like, love, admire
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Yet must we ioyne with him and with the Lords,Yet must we join with him and with the lords 2H6 I.iii.93
Till we haue brought Duke Humphrey in disgrace.Till we have brought Duke Humphrey in disgrace. 2H6 I.iii.94
As for the Duke of Yorke, this late ComplaintAs for the Duke of York, this late complaintlate (adj.)
recent, not long past
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Will make but little for his benefit:Will make but little for his benefit. 2H6 I.iii.96
So one by one wee'le weed them all at last,So one by one we'll weed them all at last, 2H6 I.iii.97
And you your selfe shall steere the happy Helme. And you yourself shall steer the happy helm. 2H6 I.iii.98
Sound a Sennet. Enter the King, Duke Humfrey, Sound a sennet. Enter the King, Gloucester, the 2H6 I.iii.99.1
Cardinall, Buckingham, Yorke, Salisbury, Warwicke, Cardinal, Buckingham, York, Salisbury, Warwick, 2H6 I.iii.99.2
and the Duchesse.Somerset, and the Duchess of Gloucester 2H6 I.iii.99.3
King. KING 
For my part, Noble Lords, I care not which,For my part, noble lords, I care not which; 2H6 I.iii.99
Or Somerset, or Yorke, all's one to me.Or Somerset or York, all's one to me. 2H6 I.iii.100
Yorke. YORK 
If Yorke haue ill demean'd himselfe in France,If York have ill demeaned himself in France,ill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
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demean (v.)

old form: demean'd
behave, conduct, comport [oneself]
Then let him be denay'd the Regent-ship. Then let him be denayed the Regentship.denay (v.)

old form: denay'd
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If Somerset be vnworthy of the Place,If Somerset be unworthy of the place,place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
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Let Yorke be Regent, I will yeeld to him.Let York be Regent. I will yield to him. 2H6 I.iii.104
Whether your Grace be worthy, yea or no,Whether your grace be worthy, yea or no, 2H6 I.iii.105
Dispute not that, Yorke is the worthyer.Dispute not that; York is the worthier. 2H6 I.iii.106
Ambitious Warwicke, let thy betters speake.Ambitious Warwick, let thy betters speak. 2H6 I.iii.107
The Cardinall's not my better in the field.The Cardinal's not my better in the field.field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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All in this presence are thy betters, Warwicke.All in this presence are thy betters, Warwick.presence (n.)
royal reception chamber
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Warwicke may liue to be the best of all.Warwick may live to be the best of all. 2H6 I.iii.110
Peace Sonne, and shew some reason BuckinghamPeace, son; and show some reason, Buckingham, 2H6 I.iii.111
Why Somerset should be preferr'd in this?Why Somerset should be preferred in this. 2H6 I.iii.112
Queene. QUEEN 
Because the King forsooth will haue it so.Because the King, forsooth, will have it so.forsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
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Madame, the King is old enough himselfeMadam, the King is old enough himself 2H6 I.iii.114
To giue his Censure: These are no Womens matters.To give his censure. These are no women's matters.censure (n.)
assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
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Queene. QUEEN 
If he be old enough, what needs your GraceIf he be old enough, what needs your grace 2H6 I.iii.116
To be Protector of his Excellence?To be Protector of his excellence? 2H6 I.iii.117
Madame, I am Protector of the Realme,Madam, I am Protector of the realm, 2H6 I.iii.118
And at his pleasure will resigne my Place.And at his pleasure will resign my place.pleasure (n.)
wish, desire, will
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place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
Resigne it then, and leaue thine insolence.Resign it then, and leave thine insolence.insolence (n.)
overbearing pride, haughtiness, presumptuous arrogance
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Since thou wert King; as who is King, but thou?Since thou wert king – as who is king but thou? –  2H6 I.iii.121
The Common-wealth hath dayly run to wrack,The commonwealth hath daily run to wrack,wrack (n.)
destruction, ruin
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The Dolphin hath preuayl'd beyond the Seas,The Dauphin hath prevailed beyond the seas, 2H6 I.iii.123
And all the Peeres and Nobles of the RealmeAnd all the peers and nobles of the realm 2H6 I.iii.124
Haue beene as Bond-men to thy Soueraigntie.Have been as bondmen to thy sovereignty.bondman (n.)

old form: Bond-men
bondsman, serf, slave
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The Commons hast thou rackt, the Clergies BagsThe commons hast thou racked; the clergy's bagsrack (v.)

old form: rackt
exhaust by imposing excessive charges, reduce to poverty
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bag (n.)
money-bag, purse
commons (n.)
common people, ordinary citizens
Are lanke and leane with thy Extortions.Are lank and lean with thy extortions.lank (adj.)

old form: lanke
shrunken, loose, slack
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Thy sumptuous Buildings, and thy Wiues AttyreThy sumptuous buildings and thy wife's attire 2H6 I.iii.128
Haue cost a masse of publique Treasurie.Have cost a mass of public treasury.treasury (n.)

old form: Treasurie
money, wealth, riches
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Thy Crueltie in executionThy cruelty in execution 2H6 I.iii.130
Vpon Offendors, hath exceeded Law,Upon offenders hath exceeded law, 2H6 I.iii.131
And left thee to the mercy of the Law.And left thee to the mercy of the law. 2H6 I.iii.132
Queene. QUEEN 
Thy sale of Offices and Townes in France,Thy sale of offices and towns in France,office (n.)
role, position, place, function
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If they were knowne, as the suspect is great,If they were known, as the suspect is great,suspect (n.)
suspicion, mistrust, doubt
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Would make thee quickly hop without thy Head.Would make thee quickly hop without thy head. 2H6 I.iii.135
Exit Humfrey. Exit Gloucester 2H6 I.iii.135
The Queen lets fall her fan 2H6 I.iii.136.1
Giue me my Fanne: what, Mynion, can ye not?Give me my fan. What, minion, can ye not?minion (n.)
hussy, jade, minx
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She giues the Duchesse a box on the eare.She gives the Duchess of Gloucester a box on the ear 2H6 I.iii.137
I cry you mercy, Madame: was it you?I cry you mercy, madam; was it you? 2H6 I.iii.137
Was't I? yea, I it was, prowd French-woman:Was't I! Yea, I it was, proud Frenchwoman. 2H6 I.iii.138
Could I come neere your Beautie with my Nayles,Could I come near your beauty with my nails, 2H6 I.iii.139
I could set my ten Commandements in your face.I could set my ten commandments on your face. 2H6 I.iii.140
King. KING 
Sweet Aunt be quiet, 'twas against her will.Sweet aunt, be quiet; 'twas against her will.quiet (adj.)
calm, peaceful, relaxed
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will (n.)
intent, purpose, design
Against her will, good King? looke to't in time,Against her will, good King? Look to't in time. 2H6 I.iii.142
Shee'le hamper thee, and dandle thee like a Baby:She'll hamper thee, and dandle thee like a baby.hamper (v.)
impede, obstruct, fetter
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dandle (v.)
pamper, fondle, pet
Though in this place most Master weare no Breeches,Though in this place most master wear no breeches,breech (n.)
breeches, trousers [representing the authority of the husband]
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She shall not strike Dame Elianor vnreueng'd.She shall not strike Dame Eleanor unrevenged. 2H6 I.iii.145
Exit Elianor. Exit 2H6 I.iii.145
Lord Cardinall, I will follow Elianor,Lord Cardinal, I will follow Eleanor, 2H6 I.iii.146
And listen after Humfrey, how he proceedes:And listen after Humphrey, how he proceeds.proceed (v.)

old form: proceedes
behave, pursue a course, conduct oneself
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listen after (v.)
look out for, keep a watch on
Shee's tickled now, her Fume needs no spurres,She's tickled now; her fume needs no spurs,fume (n.)
fit of anger, furious mood
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tickled (adj.)
vexed, irritated, provoked
Shee'le gallop farre enough to her destruction.She'll gallop far enough to her destruction. 2H6 I.iii.149
Exit Buckingham. Exit 2H6 I.iii.149
Enter Humfrey.Enter Gloucester 2H6 I.iii.150.1
Now Lords, my Choller being ouer-blowne,Now, lords, my choler being overblowncholer (n.)
anger, rage, wrath
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overblow (v.)
blow over, pass away, abate
With walking once about the Quadrangle,With walking once about the quadrangle, 2H6 I.iii.151
I come to talke of Common-wealth Affayres.I come to talk of commonwealth affairs. 2H6 I.iii.152
As for your spightfull false Obiections,As for your spiteful false objections,objection (n.)

old form: Obiections
accusation, charge, allegation
2H6 I.iii.153
false (adj.)
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
Proue them, and I lye open to the Law:Prove them, and I lie open to the law; 2H6 I.iii.154
But God in mercie so deale with my Soule,But God in mercy so deal with my soul 2H6 I.iii.155
As I in dutie loue my King and Countrey.As I in duty love my king and country!duty (n.)

old form: dutie
reverence, due respect, proper attitude
2H6 I.iii.156
But to the matter that we haue in hand:But to the matter that we have in hand: 2H6 I.iii.157
I say, my Soueraigne, Yorke is meetest manI say, my sovereign, York is meetest manmeet (adj.)
fit, suitable, right, proper
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To be your Regent in the Realme of France.To be your Regent in the realm of France. 2H6 I.iii.159
Before we make election, giue me leaueBefore we make election, give me leaveelection (n.)
choice, preference
2H6 I.iii.160
To shew some reason, of no little force,To show some reason of no little force 2H6 I.iii.161
That Yorke is most vnmeet of any man.That York is most unmeet of any man.unmeet (adj.)

old form: vnmeet
unfitting, unsuitable, improper
2H6 I.iii.162
Yorke. YORK 
Ile tell thee, Suffolke, why I am vnmeet.I'll tell thee, Suffolk, why I am unmeet: 2H6 I.iii.163
First, for I cannot flatter thee in Pride:First, for I cannot flatter thee in pride; 2H6 I.iii.164
Next, if I be appointed for the Place,Next, if I be appointed for the place,place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
2H6 I.iii.165
My Lord of Somerset will keepe me here,My Lord of Somerset will keep me here, 2H6 I.iii.166
Without Discharge, Money, or Furniture,Without discharge, money, or furniture,furniture (n.)
equipment, matériel
2H6 I.iii.167
discharge (n.)
financial settlement, payment of what is owing
Till France be wonne into the Dolphins hands:Till France be won into the Dauphin's hands. 2H6 I.iii.168
Last time I danc't attendance on his will,Last time I danced attendance on his will 2H6 I.iii.169
Till Paris was besieg'd, famisht, and lost.Till Paris was besieged, famished, and lost. 2H6 I.iii.170
That can I witnesse, and a fouler factThat can I witness, and a fouler factfact (n.)
evil deed, wicked act, crime
2H6 I.iii.171
Did neuer Traytor in the Land commit.Did never traitor in the land commit. 2H6 I.iii.172
Peace head-strong Warwicke.Peace, headstrong Warwick! 2H6 I.iii.173
Image of Pride, why should I hold my peace?Image of pride, why should I hold my peace?image (n.)
embodiment, instance, form
2H6 I.iii.174
Enter Armorer and his Man.Enter Horner the armourer and his man Peter, guarded 2H6 I.iii.175
Because here is a man accused of Treason,Because here is a man accused of treason. 2H6 I.iii.175
Pray God the Duke of Yorke excuse himselfe.Pray God the Duke of York excuse himself! 2H6 I.iii.176
Yorke. YORK 
Doth any one accuse Yorke for a Traytor?Doth anyone accuse York for a traitor? 2H6 I.iii.177
King. KING 
What mean'st thou, Suffolke? tell me, what are these?What meanest thou, Suffolk? Tell me, what are these? 2H6 I.iii.178
Please it your Maiestie, this is the manPlease it your majesty, this is the man 2H6 I.iii.179
That doth accuse his Master of High Treason;That doth accuse his master of high treason. 2H6 I.iii.180
His words were these: That Richard, Duke of Yorke,His words were these: that Richard Duke of York 2H6 I.iii.181
Was rightfull Heire vnto the English Crowne,Was rightful heir unto the English crown, 2H6 I.iii.182
And that your Maiestie was an Vsurper.And that your majesty was an usurper. 2H6 I.iii.183
King. KING 
Say man, were these thy words?Say, man, were these thy words? 2H6 I.iii.184
Armorer. HORNER 
And't shall please your Maiestie, I neuer sayd nor An't shall please your majesty, I never said nor 2H6 I.iii.185
thought any such matter: God is my witnesse, I am falsely thought any such matter. God is my witness, I am falselyfalsely (adv.)
treacherously, deceitfully, dishonestly
2H6 I.iii.186
accus'd by the Villaine.accused by the villain. 2H6 I.iii.187
Peter. PETER 
By these tenne bones, my Lords, hee did speake them By these ten bones, my lords, he did speak them 2H6 I.iii.188
to me in the Garret one Night, as wee were scowring my to me in the garret one night as we were scouring my 2H6 I.iii.189
Lord of Yorkes Armor.lord of York's armour. 2H6 I.iii.190
Yorke. YORK 
Base Dunghill Villaine, and Mechanicall,Base dunghill villain and mechanical,mechanical (n.)

old form: Mechanicall
manual worker, craftsman, menial
2H6 I.iii.191
base (adj.)
low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
Ile haue thy Head for this thy Traytors speech:I'll have thy head for this thy traitor's speech. 2H6 I.iii.192
I doe beseech your Royall Maiestie,I do beseech your royal majesty, 2H6 I.iii.193
Let him haue all the rigor of the Law.Let him have all the rigour of the law.rigour (n.)

old form: rigor
strength, severity, harshness
2H6 I.iii.194
Armorer. HORNER 
Alas, my Lord, hang me if euer I spake the words: Alas, my lord, hang me if ever I spake the words. 2H6 I.iii.195
my accuser is my Prentice, and when I did correct him My accuser is my prentice, and when I did correct himprentice (n.)
2H6 I.iii.196
correct (v.)
punish, chastise, reprimand
for his fault the other day, he did vow vpon his knees for his fault the other day, he did vow upon his kneesfault (n.)
mistake, error, blunder
2H6 I.iii.197
he would be euen with me: I haue good witnesse of this; he would be even with me. I have good witness of this; 2H6 I.iii.198
therefore I beseech your Maiestie, doe not cast away an therefore I beseech your majesty, do not cast away ancast away (v.)
destroy, ruin
2H6 I.iii.199
honest man for a Villaines accusation.honest man for a villain's accusation. 2H6 I.iii.200
King. KING 
Vnckle, what shall we say to this in law?Uncle, what shall we say to this in law? 2H6 I.iii.201
This doome, my Lord, if I may iudge:This doom, my lord, if I may judge:doom (n.)

old form: doome
judgement, sentence, decision
2H6 I.iii.202
case (n.)
[Q variant, 'judge by case'] case-law, precedent
Let Somerset be Regent o're the French,Let Somerset be Regent o'er the French, 2H6 I.iii.203
Because in Yorke this breedes suspition;Because in York this breeds suspicion; 2H6 I.iii.204
And let these haue a day appointed themAnd let these have a day appointed them 2H6 I.iii.205
For single Combat, in conuenient place,For single combat in convenient place,single (adj.)
unaided, single-handed, sole
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convenient (adj.)

old form: conuenient
fitting, suitable, appropriate
combat (n.)
duel, trial by duel
For he hath witnesse of his seruants malice:For he hath witness of his servant's malice. 2H6 I.iii.207
This is the Law, and this Duke Humfreyes doome.This is the law, and this Duke Humphrey's doom.doom (n.)

old form: doome
judgement, sentence, decision
2H6 I.iii.208
I humbly thanke your Royall Maiestie.I humbly thank your royal majesty. 2H6 I.iii.209
Armorer. HORNER 
And I accept the Combat willingly.And I accept the combat willingly. 2H6 I.iii.210
Peter. PETER 
Alas, my Lord, I cannot fight; for Gods sakeAlas, my lord, I cannot fight; for God's sake, 2H6 I.iii.211
pitty my case: the spight of man preuayleth against me. O pity my case. The spite of man prevaileth against me. O 2H6 I.iii.212
Lord haue mercy vpon me, I shall neuer be able to fight Lord, have mercy upon me! I never shall be able to fight 2H6 I.iii.213
a blow: O Lord my heart.a blow. O Lord, my heart! 2H6 I.iii.214
Sirrha, or you must fight, or else be hang'd.Sirrah, or you must fight or else be hanged. 2H6 I.iii.215
King. KING 
Away with them to Prison: and the day of Combat, Away with them to prison; and the day of combat 2H6 I.iii.216
shall be the last of the next moneth. Come Somerset, shall be the last of the next month. Come, Somerset, 2H6 I.iii.217
wee'le see thee sent away.we'll see thee sent away! 2H6 I.iii.218
Flourish. Exeunt.Flourish. Exeunt 2H6 I.iii.218
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