Henry IV Part 2

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Enter Hostesse, with two Officers, Fang, Enter the Hostess of the tavern with two officers, Fang 2H4 II.i.1.1
and Snare.and Snare 2H4 II.i.1.2
Mr. Fang, haue you entred the Action? Master Fang, have you entered the action?enter (v.)
begin, take the first steps in
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action (n.)
law-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
It is enter'd. It is entered. 2H4 II.i.2
Wher's your Yeoman? Is it a lusty yeoman? Where's your yeoman? Is't a lusty yeoman?lusty (adj.)
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
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yeoman (n.)
man who owns property but is not a gentleman; land-holding farmer
Will he stand to it? Will 'a stand to't?stand to (v.)
maintain, uphold, be steadfast in
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Sirrah, where's Snare? Sirrah – where's Snare? 2H4 II.i.5
I, I, good M. Snare. O Lord, ay! Good Master Snare. 2H4 II.i.6
(from behind them) 2H4 II.i.7
Heere, heere. Here, here! 2H4 II.i.7
Snare, we must Arrest Sir Iohn Falstaffe. Snare, we must arrest Sir John Falstaff. 2H4 II.i.8
I good M. Snare, I haue enter'd him, and Yea, good Master Snare, I have entered him and 2H4 II.i.9
all. all. 2H4 II.i.10
It may chance cost some of vs our liues: he wil It may chance cost some of us our lives, for he will 2H4 II.i.11
stab stab. 2H4 II.i.12
Alas the day: take heed of him: he stabd me Alas the day, take heed of him – he stabbed me 2H4 II.i.13
in mine owne house, and that most beastly: he cares in mine own house, most beastly, in good faith. 'A cares 2H4 II.i.14
not what mischeefe he doth, if his weapon be out. Hee not what mischief he does, if his weapon be out. He 2H4 II.i.15
will foyne like any diuell, he will spare neither man, will foin like any devil; he will spare neither man,foin (v.)

old form: foyne
[fencing] thrust, lunge
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woman, nor childe. woman, nor child. 2H4 II.i.17
If I can close with him, I care not for his thrust. If I can close with him, I care not for his thrustclose (v.)
get to grips, come to close quarters
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No, nor I neither: Ile be at your elbow. No, nor I neither; I'll be at your elbow. 2H4 II.i.19
If I but fist him once: if he come but within my An I but fist him once, an 'a come but within myfist (v.)
strike [with the fist], punch, knock
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and, an (conj.)
if, whether
Vice. vicevice (n.)
grip, grasp
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I am vndone with his going: I warrant he is an I am undone by his going, I warrant you, he's anundone (adj.)

old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
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warrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
infinitiue thing vpon my score. Good M. Fang infinitive thing upon my score. Good Master Fang,infinitive (adj.)

old form: infinitiue
malapropism for ‘infinite’
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score (n.)
tavern bill, alehouse tally
hold him sure: good M. Snare let him not scape, hold him sure; good Master Snare, let him not 'scape.scape, 'scape (v.)
escape, avoid
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sure (adv.)
securely, safely, well
he comes continuantly to Py-Corner (sauing your 'A comes continuantly to Pie Corner – saving yourPie Corner
at the corner of Smithfield, London, noted for its cook shops
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continuantly (adv.)
malapropism for ‘incontinently’ [= continually]
manhoods) to buy a saddle, and hee is indited to dinner manhoods – to buy a saddle, and he is indited to dinnerindite (v.)
malapropism for ‘invite’
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to the Lubbars head in Lombard street, to M. to the Lubber's Head in Lumbert Street to MasterLumbert Street
Lombard Street, a trading street for merchants, near Monument, London
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Smoothes the Silkman. I pra' ye, since my Exion is Smooth's the silkman. I pray you, since my exion isexion (n.)
idiosyncratic form of ‘action’
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enter'd, and my Case so openly known to the world, let entered, and my case so openly known to the world, letcase (n.)
state, plight, situation, circumstance
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him be brought in to his answer: A 100. Marke is a long him be brought in to his answer. A hundred mark is a longanswer (n.)
interrogation, cross-examination, appearance in court, trial
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one, for a poore lone woman to beare: & I haue borne, one for a poor lone woman to bear, and I have borne, 2H4 II.i.31
and borne, and borne, and haue bin fub'd off, and and borne, and borne, and have been fubbed off, andfub off (v.)

old form: fub'd
fob off, put off
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fub'd-off, from this day to that day, fubbed off, and fubbed off, from this day to that day, 2H4 II.i.33
that it is a shame to be thought on. There is no honesty that it is a shame to be thought on. There is no honesty 2H4 II.i.34
in such dealing, vnles a woman should be made an Asse in such dealing, unless a woman should be made an ass, 2H4 II.i.35
and a Beast, to beare euery Knaues wrong. and a beast, to bear every knave's wrong.knave (n.)

old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
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Enter Falstaffe and Bardolfe.Enter Falstaff, Bardolph, and the Page 2H4 II.i.37.1
Yonder he comes, and that arrant Malmesey-Nose Yonder he comes, and that arrant malmsey-nose knavearrant (adj.)
downright, absolute, unmitigated
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malmsey-nose (adj.)
nose the colour of malmsey
Bardolfe with him. Do your Offices, do your offices: Bardolph with him. Do your offices, do your offices,office (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
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M. Fang, & M. Snare, do me, do me, do me Master Fang and Master Snare, do me, do me, do me 2H4 II.i.39
your Offices. your offices. 2H4 II.i.40
How now? whose Mare's dead? what's the How now! whose mare's dead? What's themare's dead, whose
what's the fuss, what's going on
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matter? matter? 2H4 II.i.42
Sir Iohn, I arrest you, at the suit of Mist. Quickly. I arrest you at the suit of Mistress Quickly.suit (n.)
formal request, entreaty, petition
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Away Varlets, draw Bardolfe: Cut me off Away, varlets! Draw, Bardolph! Cut me offvarlet (n.)
knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
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the Villaines head: throw the Queane in the Channel. the villain's head! Throw the quean in the channel!channel (n.)
open drain, gutter
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quean (n.)

old form: Queane
bawd, jade, hussy
Throw me in the channell? Ile throw thee there. Throw me in the channel? I'll throw thee in 2H4 II.i.46
Wilt thou? wilt thou? thou bastardly rogue. the channel! Wilt thou, wilt thou, thou bastardly rogue?bastardly (adj.)
malapropism for ‘dastardly’
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Murder, murder, O thou Hony-suckle villaine, wilt Murder! Murder! Ah, thou honeysuckle villain, wilthoneysuckle (adj.)

old form: Hony-suckle
malapropism for ‘homicidal’
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thou kill Gods officers, and the Kings? O thou thou kill God's officers and the King's? Ah, thou 2H4 II.i.49
hony-seed Rogue, thou art a honyseed, a Man-queller, honeyseed rogue! Thou art a honeyseed, a man-quellerqueller (n.)
destroyer, killer
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honeyseed (n.)

old form: hony-seed
malapropism for ‘homicide’
and a woman-queller. – and a woman-queller. 2H4 II.i.51
Keep them off, Bardolfe. Keep them off, Bardolph! 2H4 II.i.52
A rescu, a rescu. A rescue! A rescue!rescue (n.)

old form: rescu
[cry for help to stop someone escaping] help, assistance
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Good people bring a rescu. Thou wilt not? Good people, bring a rescue or two. Thou wot, 2H4 II.i.54
thou wilt not? Do, do thou Rogue: Do wot thou, thou wot, wot ta? Do, do, thou rogue! Do,ta (pron.)
dialect form of ‘thou’
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wot (v.)
[dialect] wilt
thou Hempseed. thou hempseed!hempseed (n.)
malapropism for ‘homicide’
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Away you Scullion, you Rampallian, you Fustillirian: Away, you scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian!fustilarian (n.)
[unclear meaning] smelly old woman
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scullion (n.)
menial, lackey, domestic servant
rampallian (n.)
ruffian, villain, scoundrel
Ile tucke your Catastrophe. I'll tickle your catastrophe!tickle your catastrophe

old form: tucke
[catch phrase] make your bottom tingle
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catastrophe (n.)
conclusion, endpoint, expiration
Enter Ch. Iustice.Enter the Lord Chief Justice and his men 2H4 II.i.59
What's the matter? Keepe the What is the matter? Keep the 2H4 II.i.59
Peace here, hoa. peace here, ho! 2H4 II.i.60
Good my Lord be good to mee. I beseech you Good my lord, be good to me; I beseech you, 2H4 II.i.61
stand to me. stand to me.stand to (v.)
stand by, side with, support
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How now sir Iohn? What are you brauling here? How now, Sir John! What are you brawling here? 2H4 II.i.63
Doth this become your place, your time, and businesse? Doth this become your place, your time, and business?place (n.)
position, post, office, rank
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become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
You should haue bene well on your way to Yorke. You should have been well on your way to York. 2H4 II.i.65
Stand from him Fellow; wherefore hang'st vpon him? Stand from him, fellow; wherefore hangest thou upon him? 2H4 II.i.66
Oh my most worshipfull Lord, and't please your O my most worshipful lord, an't please your 2H4 II.i.67
Grace, I am a poore widdow of Eastcheap, and he is grace, I am a poor widow of Eastcheap, and he isEastcheap (n.)
East End street, near Monument, London
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arrested at my suit. arrested at my suit.suit (n.)
formal request, entreaty, petition
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For what summe? For what sum? 2H4 II.i.70
It is more then for some (my Lord) it is for all: all I It is more than for some, my lord, it is for all I 2H4 II.i.71
haue, he hath eaten me out of house and home; hee hath have. He hath eaten me out of house and home; he hath 2H4 II.i.72
put all my substance into that fat belly of his: but I put all my substance into that fat belly of his – but I 2H4 II.i.73
will haue some of it out againe, or I will ride thee o' Nights, will have some of it out again, or I will ride thee a-nightsride (v.)
press, harass, pursue
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like the Mare. like the mare.mare (n.)
goblin that causes nightmares [by sitting on the sleeper's chest]
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I thinke I am as like to ride the Mare, if I haue I think I am as like to ride the mare if I havelike (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
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any vantage of ground, to get vp. any vantage of ground to get up.vantage (n.)
helpful position, beneficial location
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How comes this, Sir Iohn? Fy, what a How comes this, Sir John? What 2H4 II.i.78
man of good temper would endure this tempest of man of good temper would endure this tempest oftemper (n.)
frame of mind, temperament, disposition
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exclamation? Are you not asham'd to inforce a poore exclamation? Are you not ashamed to enforce a poor 2H4 II.i.80
Widdowe to so rough a course, to come by her owne? widow to so rough a course to come by her own?course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
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What is the grosse summe that I owe thee? What is the gross sum that I owe thee?gross (adj.)

old form: grosse
whole, total, entire
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Marry (if thou wer't an honest man) thy selfe, & Marry, if thou wert an honest man, thyself andmarry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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the mony too. Thou didst sweare to mee vpon a parcell gilt the money too. Thou didst swear to me upon a parcel-giltparcel-gilt (adj.)

old form: parcell gilt
partly gilded
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Goblet, sitting in my Dolphin-chamber at the goblet, sitting in my Dolphin chamber, at the 2H4 II.i.85
round table, by a sea-cole fire, on Wednesday in round table, by a sea-coal fire, upon Wednesday insea-coal (adj.)

old form: sea-cole
mined coal of high quality brought by sea
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Whitson week, when the Prince broke thy head for Wheeson week, when the Prince broke thy head forWheeson (adj.)

old form: Whitson
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lik'ning him to a singing man of Windsor; Thou liking his father to a singing-man of Windsor, thousinging-man (n.)

old form: singing man
professional musician belonging to a royal chapel or cathedral
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like (v.)

old form: lik'ning
liken, make like, make resemble
didst sweare to me then (as I was washing thy wound) didst swear to me then, as I was washing thy wound, 2H4 II.i.89
to marry me, and make mee my Lady thy wife. Canst to marry me, and make me my lady thy wife. Canst 2H4 II.i.90
yu deny it? Did not goodwife Keech the Butchers thou deny it? Did not goodwife Keech the butcher'sgoodwife (n.)
mistress of a household, Mrs
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wife come in then, and cal me gossip Quickly? comming wife come in then and call me gossip Quickly? – cominggossip (n.)
friend, neighbour
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in to borrow a messe of Vinegar: telling vs, she had a good in to borrow a mess of vinegar, telling us she had a goodmess (n.)

old form: messe
small quantity, little bit
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dish of Prawnes: whereby yu didst desire to eat some: dish of prawns, whereby thou didst desire to eat some, 2H4 II.i.94
whereby I told thee they were ill for a greene wound? whereby I told thee they were ill for a green wound?ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
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green (adj.)

old form: greene
fresh, recent, new
And didst not thou (when she was gone downe staires) And didst thou not, when she was gone downstairs, 2H4 II.i.96
desire me to be no more familiar with such poore desire me to be no more so familiarity with such poorfamiliarity (adj.)
malapropism for ‘familiar’
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people, saying, that ere long they should call me Madam? people, saying that ere long they should call me madam? 2H4 II.i.98
And did'st yu not kisse me, and bid mee fetch thee 30.s? And didst thou not kiss me, and bid me fetch thee thirty 2H4 II.i.99
I put thee now to thy Book-oath, deny it if shillings? I put thee now to thy book-oath. Deny it ifshilling (n.)
coin valued at twelve old pence or one twentieth of a pound
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book-oath (n.)
oath made on a Bible or prayer-book
thou canst? thou canst. 2H4 II.i.101
My Lord, this is a poore mad soule: and she sayes My lord, this is a poor mad soul, and she says 2H4 II.i.102
vp & downe the town, that her eldest son is like you. up and down the town that her eldest son is like you. 2H4 II.i.103
She hath bin in good case, & the truth is, pouerty She hath been in good case, and the truth is, povertycase (n.)
state, plight, situation, circumstance
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hath distracted her: but for these foolish Officers, I hath distracted her. But, for these foolish officers, Idistract (v.)
drive mad, derange, unbalance
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beseech you, I may haue redresse against them. beseech you I may have redress against them. 2H4 II.i.106
Sir Iohn, sir Iohn, I am well Sir John, Sir John, I am well 2H4 II.i.107
acquainted with your maner of wrenching the true acquainted with your manner of wrenching the true 2H4 II.i.108
cause, the false way. It is not a confident brow, nor the cause the false way. It is not a confident brow, nor thefalse (adj.)
wrong, mistaken
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brow (n.)
appearance, aspect, countenance
throng of wordes, that come with such (more then throng of words that come with such more than 2H4 II.i.110
impudent) sawcines from you, can thrust me from a impudent sauciness from you, can thrust me from asauciness (n.)

old form: sawcines
insolence, rudeness, impertinence
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leuell consideration, I know you ha' level consideration. You have, as it appears to me,level (adj.)

old form: leuell
steady, steadfast, constant
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practis'd vpon the easie-yeelding spirit of this woman. practised upon the easy-yielding spirit of this woman,practise on / upon (v.)

old form: practis'd
work upon, act craftily with, make to operate
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and made her serve your uses both in purse and in 2H4 II.i.114
person. 2H4 II.i.115
Yes in troth my Lord. Yea, in truth, my lord. 2H4 II.i.116
Prethee peace: pay her the Pray thee, peace. Pay her the 2H4 II.i.117
debt you owe her, and vnpay the villany you haue done debt you owe her, and unpay the villainy you have done 2H4 II.i.118
her: the one you may do with sterling mony, & with her; the one you may do with sterling money andsterling (adj.)
genuine, real, legal
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the other with currant repentance. the other with current repentance.current (adj.)

old form: currant
[as of a coin] authentic, genuine, valid
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My Lord, I will not vndergo this sneape without My lord, I will not undergo this sneap withoutsneap (n.)

old form: sneape
snub, reproof, rebuke
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reply. You call honorable Boldnes, impudent Sawcinesse: reply. You call honourable boldness impudent sauciness; 2H4 II.i.122
If a man wil curt'sie, and say nothing, he is if a man will make curtsy and say nothing, he iscurtsy, curtsey (n.)

old form: curt'sie
act of courteous respect, deferential action, bow
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vertuous: No, my Lord (your humble duty remẽbred)virtuous. No, my lord, my humble duty remembered, 2H4 II.i.124
I will not be your sutor. I say to you, I desire I will not be your suitor. I say to you I do desire 2H4 II.i.125
deliu'rance from these Officers being vpon hasty deliverance from these officers, being upon hasty 2H4 II.i.126
employment in the Kings Affaires. employment in the King's affairs. 2H4 II.i.127
You speake, as hauing power to do You speak as having power to dopower (n.)
exercise of power, authoritative action
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wrong: But answer in the effect of your Reputation, and wrong; but answer in the effect of your reputation, andeffect (n.)
sign, mark, token, manifestation
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satisfie the poore woman. satisfy the poor woman. 2H4 II.i.130
Come hither Hostesse. Come hither, hostess. 2H4 II.i.131
He takes her aside 2H4 II.i.132
Enter M. GowerEnter Gower 2H4 II.i.132
Now Master Gower; What newes? Now, Master Gower, what news? 2H4 II.i.132
The King (my Lord) and Henrie Prince of Wales The King, my lord, and Harry Prince of Wales 2H4 II.i.133
Are neere at hand: The rest the Paper telles. Are near at hand; the rest the paper tells. 2H4 II.i.134
He gives him a letter 2H4 II.i.135
As I am a Gentleman. As I am a gentleman! 2H4 II.i.135
Nay, you said so before. Faith, you said so before. 2H4 II.i.136
As I am a Gentleman. Come, no more words As I am a gentleman! Come, no more words 2H4 II.i.137
of it of it. 2H4 II.i.138
By this Heauenly ground I tread on, I must be By this heavenly ground I tread on, I must be 2H4 II.i.139
faine to pawne both my Plate, and the Tapistry of my fain to pawn both my plate and the tapestry of myplate (n.)
special tableware, household utensils of value
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fain (adj.)

old form: faine
obliged, forced, compelled
dyning Chambers. dining-chambers. 2H4 II.i.141
Glasses, glasses, is the onely drinking: and for Glasses, glasses, is the only drinking; and foronly (adj.)

old form: onely
outstanding, peerless, pre-eminent
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thy walles a pretty slight Drollery, or the Storie of the thy walls, a pretty slight drollery, or the story of thedrollery (n.)
comic picture, cartoon, caricature
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Prodigall, or the Germane hunting in Waterworke, is Prodigal, or the German hunting, in waterwork, iswaterwork (n.)

old form: Waterworke
watercolour, distemper [imitating tapestry]
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worth a thousand of these Bed-hangings, and these Fly-bitten worth a thousand of these bed-hangers and these fly-bittenbed-hanger (n.)
hanging tapestry for a four-poster bed
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Tapistries. Let it be tenne pound (if thou canst.) tapestries. Let it be ten pound if thou canst. 2H4 II.i.146
Come, if it were not for thy humors, there is not a Come, an 'twere not for thy humours, there's not ahumour (n.)
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
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and, an (conj.)
if, whether
better Wench in England. Go, wash thy face, and draw better wench in England! Go, wash thy face, and drawwench (n.)
girl, lass
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draw (v.)
withdraw, revoke
thy Action: Come, thou must not bee in this humour with the action. Come, thou must not be in this humour withhumour (n.)
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
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action (n.)
law-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
me, come, I know thou was't me; dost not know me? Come, come, I know thou wast 2H4 II.i.150
set on to this. set on to this.set on (v.)
encourage, urge, incite
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Prethee (Sir Iohn) let it be but twenty Nobles, Pray thee, Sir John, let it be but twenty nobles;noble (n.)
English gold coin, worth one third of a pound
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I loath to pawne my Plate, in good earnest i'faith, I am loath to pawn my plate, so God save me,save (v.)
preserve from damnation, bring salvation to [in emphatic expressions]
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plate (n.)
special tableware, household utensils of value
la. la! 2H4 II.i.154
Let it alone, Ile make other shift: you'l be a Let it alone; I'll make other shift – you'll be ashift (n.)
expedient, measure, arrangement [especially as 'make shift' = contrive]
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fool still. fool still.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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Well, you shall haue it although I pawne my Well, you shall have it, though I pawn my 2H4 II.i.157
Gowne. I hope you'l come to Supper: You'l pay me gown. I hope you'll come to supper. You'll pay me all 2H4 II.i.158
altogether? together? 2H4 II.i.159
Will I liue? Go with her, with Will I live? (To Bardolph) Go, with her, with 2H4 II.i.160
her: hooke-on, hooke-on. her! Hook on, hook on!hook on (v.)

old form: hooke-on
stay close behind
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Will you haue Doll Teare-sheet meet you at Will you have Doll Tearsheet meet you at 2H4 II.i.162
supper? supper? 2H4 II.i.163
No more words. Let's haue her. No more words; let's have her. 2H4 II.i.164
Exeunt Hostess, Fang, Snare, Bardolph, and Page 2H4 II.i.164
I haue heard bitter newes. I have heard better news. 2H4 II.i.165
What's the newes (my good Lord?) What's the news, my lord? 2H4 II.i.166
Where lay the King last night? Where lay the King tonight? 2H4 II.i.167
At Basingstoke my Lord. At Basingstoke, my lord. 2H4 II.i.168
I hope (my Lord) all's well. What is the newes I hope, my lord, all's well. What is the news, 2H4 II.i.169
my Lord? my lord? 2H4 II.i.170
Come all his Forces backe? Come all his forces back? 2H4 II.i.171
No: Fifteene hundred Foot, fiue hundred Horse No, fifteen hundred foot, five hundred horsehorse (n.)
cavalry, horse soldiers
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foot (n.)
foot-soldiers, infantry
Are march'd vp to my Lord of Lancaster, Are marched up to my lord of Lancaster, 2H4 II.i.173
Against Northumberland, and the Archbishop. Against Northumberland and the Archbishop. 2H4 II.i.174
Comes the King backe from Wales, my noble Comes the King back from Wales, my noble 2H4 II.i.175
L? lord? 2H4 II.i.176
You shall haue Letters of me presently. You shall have letters of me presently.presently (adv.)
after a short time, soon, before long
2H4 II.i.177
Come, go along with me, good M. Gowre. Come, go along with me, good Master Gower. 2H4 II.i.178
My Lord. My lord! 2H4 II.i.179
What's the matter? What's the matter? 2H4 II.i.180
Master Gowre, shall I entreate you with mee to Master Gower, shall I entreat you with me toentreat, intreat (v.)

old form: entreate
persuade, prevail upon
2H4 II.i.181
dinner? dinner? 2H4 II.i.182
I must waite vpon my good Lord heere. I thanke you, I must wait upon my good lord here, I thank you, 2H4 II.i.183
good Sir Iohn. good Sir John. 2H4 II.i.184
Sir Iohn, you loyter heere too long Sir John, you loiter here too long, 2H4 II.i.185
being you are to take Souldiers vp, in Countries as you go. being you are to take soldiers up in counties as you go.take up (v.)

old form: vp
recruit, enlist, levy
2H4 II.i.186
Will you sup with me, Master Gowre? Will you sup with me, Master Gower?sup (v.)
have supper
2H4 II.i.187
What foolish Master taught you What foolish master taught you 2H4 II.i.188
these manners, Sir Iohn? these manners, Sir John? 2H4 II.i.189
Master Gower, if they become mee not, hee was Master Gower, if they become me not, he wasbecome (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
2H4 II.i.190
a Foole that taught them mee. This is the right Fencing a fool that taught them me. This is the right fencing 2H4 II.i.191
grace (my Lord) tap for tap, and so part faire. grace, my lord: tap for tap, and so part fair.grace (n.)
procedure, attitude, affectation
2H4 II.i.192
Now the Lord lighten thee, thou Now the Lord lighten thee, thoulighten (v.)
enlighten, send spiritual illumination to
2H4 II.i.193
art a great Foole.art a great fool. 2H4 II.i.194
ExeuntExeunt 2H4 II.i.194
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