Henry VI Part 3

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Flourish. Enter King, Queene, Flourish. Enter Edward and Lady Grey, as king and  3H6 V.vii.1.1
Clarence, Richard, Hastings, Nurse, queen, George, Richard, Hastings, a nurse carrying 3H6 V.vii.1.2
and Attendants.the infant prince, and attendants 3H6 V.vii.1.3
Once more we sit in Englands Royall Throne,Once more we sit in England's royal throne, 3H6 V.vii.1
Re-purchac'd with the Blood of Enemies:Repurchased with the blood of enemies. 3H6 V.vii.2
What valiant Foe-men, like to Autumnes Corne,What valiant foemen, like to autumn's corn,like to / unto (conj./prep.)
similar to, comparable with
3H6 V.vii.3
Haue we mow'd downe in tops of all their pride?Have we mowed down in tops of all their pride!pride (n.)
prime, best condition, fullness of growth
3H6 V.vii.4
top / tops of, in (prep.)
at the highest level of, at the peak of, in the forefront of
Three Dukes of Somerset, threefold Renowne,Three Dukes of Somerset, threefold renowned 3H6 V.vii.5
For hardy and vndoubted Champions:For hardy and undoubted champions;champion (n.)
warrior, fighter, man of valour
3H6 V.vii.6
undoubted (adj.)

old form: vndoubted
absolute, assured, true
Two Cliffords, as the Father and the Sonne,Two Cliffords, as the father and the son; 3H6 V.vii.7
And two Northumberlands: two brauer men,And two Northumberlands – two braver menbrave (adj.)

old form: brauer
noble, worthy, excellent
3H6 V.vii.8
Ne're spurr'd their Coursers at the Trumpets sound.Ne'er spurred their coursers at the trumpet's sound;courser (n.)
swift horse, sprinter, charger
3H6 V.vii.9
With them, the two braue Beares, Warwick & Montague,With them, the two brave bears, Warwick and Montague,brave (adj.)

old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
3H6 V.vii.10
That in their Chaines fetter'd the Kingly Lyon,That in their chains fettered the kingly lion 3H6 V.vii.11
And made the Forrest tremble when they roar'd.And made the forest tremble when they roared. 3H6 V.vii.12
Thus haue we swept Suspition from our Seate,Thus have we swept suspicion from our seatseat (n.)

old form: Seate
3H6 V.vii.13
suspicion (n.)

old form: Suspition
anxiety, apprehension, trepidation
And made our Footstoole of Security.And made our footstool of security. 3H6 V.vii.14
Come hither Besse, and let me kisse my Boy:Come hither, Bess, and let me kiss my boy. 3H6 V.vii.15
Yong Ned, for thee, thine Vnckles, and my selfe,Young Ned, for thee, thine uncles and myself 3H6 V.vii.16
Haue in our Armors watcht the Winters night,Have in our armours watched the winter's night,watch (v.)

old form: watcht
stay awake, keep vigil
3H6 V.vii.17
Went all afoote in Summers scalding heate,Went all afoot in summer's scalding heat, 3H6 V.vii.18
That thou might'st repossesse the Crowne in peace,That thou mightst repossess the crown in peace; 3H6 V.vii.19
And of our Labours thou shalt reape the gaine.And of our labours thou shalt reap the gain. 3H6 V.vii.20
(aside) 3H6 V.vii.21.1
Ile blast his Haruest, if your head were laid,I'll blast his harvest, if your head were laid;blast (v.)
blight, wither, destroy
3H6 V.vii.21
lay (v.)
flatten, bring down, lay low
For yet I am not look'd on in the world.For yet I am not looked on in the world.look on (v.)

old form: look'd
respect, hold in esteem, regard highly
3H6 V.vii.22
This shoulder was ordain'd so thicke, to heaue,This shoulder was ordained so thick to heave;thick (adj.)

old form: thicke
thickset, strong, sturdy
3H6 V.vii.23
And heaue it shall some waight, or breake my backe,And heave it shall some weight or break my back. 3H6 V.vii.24
Worke thou the way, and that shalt execute.Work thou the way, and that shall execute. 3H6 V.vii.25
Clarence and Gloster, loue my louely Queene,Clarence and Gloucester, love my lovely Queen; 3H6 V.vii.26
And kis your Princely Nephew Brothers both.And kiss your princely nephew, brothers both. 3H6 V.vii.27
The duty that I owe vnto your Maiesty,The duty that I owe unto your majestyduty (n.)
act of loyalty, expression of homage
3H6 V.vii.28
I Seale vpon the lips of this sweet Babe.I seal upon the lips of this sweet babe. 3H6 V.vii.29
Thanke Noble Clarence, worthy brother thanks.Thanks, noble Clarence; worthy brother, thanks. 3H6 V.vii.30
And that I loue the tree frõ whence yu sprang'st:And that I love the tree from whence thou sprangest, 3H6 V.vii.31
Witnesse the louing kisse I giue the Fruite,Witness the loving kiss I give the fruit. 3H6 V.vii.32
To say the truth, so Iudas kist his master,(aside) To say the truth, so Judas kissed his master,Judas (n.)
in the Bible, Judas Iscariot, betrayer of Christ
3H6 V.vii.33
And cried all haile, when as he meant all harme.And cried ‘ All hail!’ when as he meant all harm.whenas, when as (conj.)
3H6 V.vii.34
Now am I seated as my soule delights,Now am I seated as my soul delights, 3H6 V.vii.35
Hauing my Countries peace, and Brothers loues.Having my country's peace and brothers' loves. 3H6 V.vii.36
What will your Grace haue done with Margaret,What will your grace have done with Margaret? 3H6 V.vii.37
Reynard her Father, to the King of FranceReignier, her father, to the King of France 3H6 V.vii.38
Hath pawn'd the Sicils and Ierusalem,Hath pawned the Sicils and Jerusalem,Sicil (n.)
island of Sicily, Italy
3H6 V.vii.39
And hither haue they sent it for her ransome.And hither have they sent it for her ransom. 3H6 V.vii.40
Away with her, and waft her hence to France:Away with her and waft her hence to France.waft (v.)
carry, convey, transport [over the sea]
3H6 V.vii.41
And now what rests, but that we spend the timeAnd now what rests but that we spend the timerest (v.)
remain [to be done], be left
3H6 V.vii.42
With stately Triumphes, mirthfull Comicke shewes,With stately triumphs, mirthful comic shows,triumph (n.)

old form: Triumphes
public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament
3H6 V.vii.43
Such as befits the pleasure of the Court.Such as befits the pleasure of the court? 3H6 V.vii.44
Sound Drums and Trumpets, farwell sowre annoy,Sound drums and trumpets! Farewell, sour annoy!sour (adj.)

old form: sowre
bitter, harsh, painful
3H6 V.vii.45
annoy (n.)
trouble, vexation, distress
For heere I hope begins our lasting ioy. For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy. 3H6 V.vii.46
Exeunt omnesExeunt 3H6 V.vii.46
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