Henry V

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Enter Fluellen and Gower.Enter Fluellen and Gower H5 IV.vii.1
Kill the poyes and the luggage, 'Tis expresselyKill the poys and the luggage? 'Tis expressly H5 IV.vii.1
against the Law of Armes, tis as arrant a peece of knauery against the law of arms: 'tis as arrant a piece of knavery,arrant (adj.)
downright, absolute, unmitigated
H5 IV.vii.2
marke you now, as can bee offert in your Conscience now, mark you now, as can be offert – in your conscience now,mark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
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is it not?is it not? H5 IV.vii.4
Tis certaine, there's not a boy left aliue, and the'Tis certain there's not a boy left alive, and the H5 IV.vii.5
Cowardly Rascalls that ranne from the battaile ha' done this cowardly rascals that ran from the battle ha' done this H5 IV.vii.6
slaughter: besides they haue burned and carried away slaughter. Besides, they have burnt and carried away H5 IV.vii.7
all that was in the Kings Tent, wherefore the King most all that was in the King's tent, wherefore the King most H5 IV.vii.8
worthily hath caus'd euery soldiour to cut his prisoners worthily hath caused every soldier to cut his prisoner's H5 IV.vii.9
throat. O 'tis a gallant King.throat. O, 'tis a gallant King! H5 IV.vii.10
I, hee was porne at Monmouth Captaine Ay, he was porn at Monmouth, Captain H5 IV.vii.11
Gower: What call you the Townes name where Alexander Gower. What call you the town's name where AlexanderAlexander (n.)
Alexander the Great; Macedonian king in 4th-c BC, known for his extensive empire
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the pig was borne?the Pig was born! H5 IV.vii.13
Alexander the Great.Alexander the Great. H5 IV.vii.14
Why I pray you, is not pig, great? The pig, Why, I pray you, is not ‘ pig ’ great? The pig, H5 IV.vii.15
or the grear, or the mighty, or the huge, or the magnanimous, or the great, or the mighty, or the huge, or the magnanimous, H5 IV.vii.16
are all one reckonings, saue the phrase is a litle are all one reckonings, save the phrase is a little H5 IV.vii.17
variations.variations. H5 IV.vii.18
Gower. GOWER 
I thinke Alexander the Great was borne in Macedon,I think Alexander the Great was born in Macedon; H5 IV.vii.19
his Father was called Phillip of Macedon,as I take it.his father was called Philip of Macedon, as I take it. H5 IV.vii.20
I thinke it is in Macedon where Alexander isI think it is in Macedon where Alexander is H5 IV.vii.21
porne: I tell you Captaine, if you looke in the Maps of the porn. I tell you, Captain, if you look in the maps of the H5 IV.vii.22
Orld, I warrant you sall finde in the comparisons betweene 'orld, I warrant you sall find, in the comparisons betweenwarrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
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Macedon & Monmouth, that the situations looke you, Macedon and Monmouth, that the situations, look you, H5 IV.vii.24
is both alike. There is a Riuer in Macedon, & there is is both alike. There is a river in Macedon, and there is H5 IV.vii.25
also moreouer a Riuer at Monmouth, it is call'd Wye also moreover a river at Monmouth – it is called Wye H5 IV.vii.26
at Monmouth: but it is out of my praines, what is the at Monmouth, but it is out of my prains what is the H5 IV.vii.27
name of the other Riuer: but 'tis all one, tis alike as my name of the other river; but 'tis all one, 'tis alike as my H5 IV.vii.28
fingers is to my fingers, and there is Salmons in both. fingers is to my fingers, and there is salmons in both. H5 IV.vii.29
If you marke Alexanders life well, Harry of Monmouthes If you mark Alexander's life well, Harry of Monmouth'smark (v.)

old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
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life is come after it indifferent well, for there is figures in life is come after it indifferent well; for there is figures inindifferent (adv.)
moderately, tolerably, reasonably
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figure (n.)
parallel, comparison, analogy
all things. Alexander God knowes, and you know, in hisall things. Alexander, God knows and you know, in his H5 IV.vii.32
rages, and his furies, and his wraths, and his chollers, rages, and his furies, and his wraths, and his cholers,choler (n.)

old form: chollers
anger, rage, wrath
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and his moodes, and his displeasures, and his indignations,and his moods, and his displeasures, and his indignations, H5 IV.vii.34
and also being a little intoxicates in his praines, and also being a little intoxicates in his prains, H5 IV.vii.35
did in his Ales and his angers (looke you) kill his best did in his ales and his angers, look you, kill his best H5 IV.vii.36
friend Clytus.friend Cleitus.Cleitus (n.)
[pron: 'kliytus] friend and commander of Alexander, killed by him in a quarrel
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Our King is not like him in that, he neuer kill'dOur King is not like him in that: he never killed H5 IV.vii.38
any of his friends.any of his friends. H5 IV.vii.39
It is not well done (marke you now) to take theIt is not well done, mark you now, to take the H5 IV.vii.40
tales out of my mouth, ere it is made and finished. I tales out of my mouth, ere it is made and finished. I H5 IV.vii.41
speak but in the figures, and comparisons of it: as speak but in the figures and comparisons of it. Asfigure (n.)
parallel, comparison, analogy
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Alexander kild his friend Clytus, being in his Ales Alexander killed his friend Cleitus, being in his ales H5 IV.vii.43
and his Cuppes; so also Harry Monmouth being in his and his cups, so also Harry Monmouth, being in his H5 IV.vii.44
right wittes, and his good iudgements, turn'd away the right wits and his good judgements, turned away thewit (n.)

old form: wittes
intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
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fat Knight with the great-belly doublet: he was full of fat knight with the great-belly doublet – he was full ofgreat-belly (adj.)
with lower part padded
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man's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
iests, and gypes, and knaueries, and mockes, I haue forgot jests, and gipes, and knaveries, and mocks: I have forgotmock (n.)

old form: mockes
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
H5 IV.vii.47
gipe (n.)

old form: gypes
jibe, scoff, jest
his name.his name. H5 IV.vii.48
Sir Iohn Falstaffe.Sir John Falstaff. H5 IV.vii.49
That is he: Ile tell you, there is good men porneThat is he. I'll tell you, there is good men porn H5 IV.vii.50
at Monmouth.at Monmouth. H5 IV.vii.51
Heere comes his Maiesty.Here comes his majesty. H5 IV.vii.52
Alarum. Enter King Harry and BurbonAlarum. Enter King Henry and Bourbon, with H5 IV.vii.53.1
with prisoners. prisoners; also Warwick, Gloucester, Exeter, and H5 IV.vii.53.2
Flourish.others. Flourish H5 IV.vii.53.3
I was not angry since I came to France,I was not angry since I came to France H5 IV.vii.53
Vntill this instant. Take a Trumpet Herald,Until this instant. Take a trumpet, Herald;trumpet (n.)
trumpeter; herald, announcer
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Ride thou vnto the Horsemen on yond hill:Ride thou unto the horsemen on yon hill. H5 IV.vii.55
If they will fight with vs, bid them come downe,If they will fight with us, bid them come down, H5 IV.vii.56
Or voyde the field: they do offend our sight.Or void the field: they do offend our sight.field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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void (v.)

old form: voyde
leave, withdraw, quit
If they'l do neither, we will come to them,If they'll do neither, we will come to them, H5 IV.vii.58
And make them sker away, as swift as stonesAnd make them skirr away as swift as stonesskirr (v.)

old form: sker
scurry, flee, hasten
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Enforced from the old Assyrian slings:Enforced from the old Assyrian slings.enforce (v.)
act upon by force
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Besides, wee'l cut the throats of those we haue,Besides, we'll cut the throats of those we have, H5 IV.vii.61
And not a man of them that we shall take,And not a man of them that we shall take H5 IV.vii.62
Shall taste our mercy. Go and tell them so.Shall taste our mercy. Go and tell them so. H5 IV.vii.63
Enter Montioy.Enter Montjoy H5 IV.vii.64.1
Here comes the Herald of the French, my LiegeHere comes the Herald of the French, my liege.liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
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His eyes are humbler then they vs'd to be.His eyes are humbler than they used to be. H5 IV.vii.65
How now, what meanes this Herald? Knowst thou not,How now, what means this, Herald? Know'st thou not H5 IV.vii.66
That I haue fin'd these bones of mine for ransome?That I have fined these bones of mine for ransom?fine (v.)

old form: fin'd
pledge, stake, wager
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Com'st thou againe for ransome?Com'st thou again for ransom? H5 IV.vii.68.1
No great King:No, great King; H5 IV.vii.68.2
I come to thee for charitable License,I come to thee for charitable licence, H5 IV.vii.69
That we may wander ore this bloody field,That we may wander o'er this bloody fieldfield (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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To booke our dead, and then to bury them,To book our dead, and then to bury them,book (v.)

old form: booke
record, list, register
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To sort our Nobles from our common men.To sort our nobles from our common men. H5 IV.vii.72
For many of our Princes (woe the while)For many of our princes – woe the while! –  H5 IV.vii.73
Lye drown'd and soak'd in mercenary blood:Lie drowned and soaked in mercenary blood; H5 IV.vii.74
So do our vulgar drench their peasant limbesSo do our vulgar drench their peasant limbsvulgar (n.)
common people, ordinary folk
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In blood of Princes, and with wounded steedsIn blood of princes, and their wounded steeds H5 IV.vii.76
Fret fet-locke deepe in gore, and with wilde rageFret fetlock-deep in gore, and with wild ragefret (v.)
struggle, chafe, move in turmoil
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Yerke out their armed heeles at their dead masters,Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters,yerk (v.)

old form: Yerke
thrust, strike, beat
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Killing them twice. O giue vs leaue great King,Killing them twice. O, give us leave, great King, H5 IV.vii.79
To view the field in safety, and disposeTo view the field in safety, and dispose H5 IV.vii.80
Of their dead bodies.Of their dead bodies! H5 IV.vii.81.1
I tell thee truly Herald,I tell thee truly, Herald, H5 IV.vii.81.2
I know not if the day be ours or no,I know not if the day be ours or no; H5 IV.vii.82
For yet a many of your horsemen peere,For yet a many of your horsemen peerpeer (v.)

old form: peere
appear, come into sight
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And gallop ore the field.And gallop o'er the field. H5 IV.vii.84.1
The day is yours.The day is yours. H5 IV.vii.84.2
Praised be God, and not our strength for it:Praised be God, and not our strength, for it! H5 IV.vii.85
What is this Castle call'd that stands hard by.What is this castle called that stands hard by? H5 IV.vii.86
They call it Agincourt.They call it Agincourt. H5 IV.vii.87
Then call we this the field of Agincourt,Then call we this the field of Agincourt,field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus.Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus. H5 IV.vii.89
Your Grandfather of famous memory (an't Your grandfather of famous memory, an't H5 IV.vii.90
please your Maiesty) and your great Vncle Edward theplease your majesty, and your great-uncle Edward the H5 IV.vii.91
Placke Prince of Wales, as I haue read in the Chronicles, Plack Prince of Wales, as I have read in the chronicles, H5 IV.vii.92
fought a most praue pattle here in France.fought a most prave pattle here in France. H5 IV.vii.93
They did Fluellen.They did, Fluellen. H5 IV.vii.94
Your Maiesty sayes very true: If your MaiestiesYour majesty says very true. If your majesties H5 IV.vii.95
is remembred of it, the Welchmen did good seruice in ais remembered of it, the Welshmen did good service in a H5 IV.vii.96
Garden where Leekes did grow, wearing Leekes in theirgarden where leeks did grow, wearing leeks in their H5 IV.vii.97
Monmouth caps, which your Maiesty know to this houreMonmouth caps, which, your majesty know to this hour H5 IV.vii.98
is an honourable badge of the seruice: And I do beleeueis an honourable badge of the service; and I do believe H5 IV.vii.99
your Maiesty takes no scorne to weare the Leeke vppon S. your majesty takes no scorn to wear the leek upon Saint H5 IV.vii.100
Tauies day.Tavy's day. H5 IV.vii.101
I weare it for a memorable honor:I wear it for a memorable honour; H5 IV.vii.102
For I am Welch you know good Countriman.For I am Welsh, you know, good countryman. H5 IV.vii.103
All the water in Wye, cannot wash your All the water in Wye cannot wash your H5 IV.vii.104
Maiesties Welsh plood out of your pody, I can tell you majesty's Welsh plood out of your pody, I can tell you H5 IV.vii.105
that: God plesse it, and preserue it, as long as it pleases that. God pless it and preserve it, as long as it pleases H5 IV.vii.106
his Grace, and his Maiesty too.His grace, and His majesty too! H5 IV.vii.107
Thankes good my Countrymen.Thanks, good my countryman. H5 IV.vii.108
By Ieshu, I am your Maiesties Countreyman, IBy Jeshu, I am your majesty's countryman, I H5 IV.vii.109
care not who know it: I will confesse it to all the Orld, care not who know it; I will confess it to all the 'orld. H5 IV.vii.110
I need not to be ashamed of your Maiesty, praised be I need not to be ashamed of your majesty, praised be H5 IV.vii.111
God so long as your Maiesty is an honest man.God, so long as your majesty is an honest man. H5 IV.vii.112
Good keepe me so.God keep me so! H5 IV.vii.113.1
Enter Williams.Enter Williams H5 IV.vii.113
Our Heralds go with him,Our heralds go with him. H5 IV.vii.113.2
Bring me iust notice of the numbers deadBring me just notice of the numbers deadnotice (n.)
information, intelligence, notification
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just (adj.)

old form: iust
accurate, exact, precise
On both our parts. On both our parts.part (n.)
side, camp, party
H5 IV.vii.115.1
Exeunt Heralds with Montjoy H5 IV.vii.115
Call yonder fellow hither.Call yonder fellow hither. H5 IV.vii.115.2
Souldier, you must come to the King.Soldier, you must come to the King. H5 IV.vii.116
Souldier, why wear'st thou that Gloue in thySoldier, why wear'st thou that glove in thy H5 IV.vii.117
Cappe?cap? H5 IV.vii.118
And't please your Maiesty, tis the gage of oneAn't please your majesty, 'tis the gage of onegage (n.)
pledge, challenge [usually, a glove or gauntlet thrown down]
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that I should fight withall, if he be aliue.that I should fight withal, if he be alive. H5 IV.vii.120
An Englishman?An Englishman? H5 IV.vii.121
And't please your Maiesty, a Rascall that An't please your majesty, a rascal that H5 IV.vii.122
swagger'd with me last night: who if aliue, and euer swaggered with me last night: who, if 'a live and everswagger (v.)

old form: swagger'd
quarrel, squabble, behave in an insolent way
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dare to challenge this Gloue, I haue sworne to take him a dare to challenge this glove, I have sworn to take him atake (v.)
strike, hit, catch
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boxe a'th ere: or if I can see my Gloue in his cappe, which hebox o'th' ear: or if I can see my glove in his cap, which he H5 IV.vii.125
swore as he was a Souldier he would weare (if aliue) I wilswore as he was a soldier he would wear if alive, I will H5 IV.vii.126
strike it out soundly.strike it out soundly. H5 IV.vii.127
What thinke you Captaine Fluellen, is it What think you, Captain Fluellen, is it H5 IV.vii.128
fit this souldier keepe his oath.fit this soldier keep his oath? H5 IV.vii.129
Hee is a Crauen and a Villaine else, and't pleaseHe is a craven and a villain else, an't pleasecraven (n.)

old form: Crauen
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your Maiesty in my conscience.your majesty, in my conscience. H5 IV.vii.131
It may bee, his enemy is a Gentleman of It may be his enemy is a gentleman of H5 IV.vii.132
great sort quite from the answer of his degree.great sort, quite from the answer of his degree.sort (n.)
class, level, social rank
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degree (n.)
rank, station, standing
answer (n.)
favourable reply, acceptance
answer (n.)
recompense, requital, response
Though he be as good a Ientleman as the Though he be as good a gentleman as the H5 IV.vii.134
diuel is, as Lucifer and Belzebub himselfe, it is necessary devil is, as Lucifer and Belzebub himself, it is necessary,Beelzebub, Belzebub (n.)
[pron: bee'elzebub, 'belzebub] in Christian tradition, the Devil; or, a principal devil
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Lucifer (n.)
in the Bible, the name of a principal devil; or, the Devil
(looke your Grace) that he keepe his vow and his oath: If look your grace, that he keep his vow and his oath. If H5 IV.vii.136
hee bee periur'd (see you now) his reputation is as arrant he be perjured, see you now, his reputation is as arrantarrant (adj.)
downright, absolute, unmitigated
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a villaine and a Iacke sawce, as euer his blacke shoo trodda villain and a Jack-sauce as ever his black shoe trodJack-sauce (n.)

old form: Iacke sawce
saucy knave, impudent fellow
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vpon Gods ground, and his earth, in my conscience lawupon God's ground and His earth, in my conscience, la!la (int.)
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Then keepe thy vow sirrah, when thou Then keep thy vow, sirrah, when thousirrah (n.)
sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
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meet'st the fellow.meet'st the fellow. H5 IV.vii.141
So, I wil my Liege, as I liue.So I will, my liege, as I live. H5 IV.vii.142
Who seru'st thou vnder?Who serv'st thou under? H5 IV.vii.143
Vnder Captaine Gower, my Liege.Under Captain Gower, my liege. H5 IV.vii.144
Gower is a good Captaine, and is good knowledge Gower is a good captain, and is good knowledge H5 IV.vii.145
and literatured in the Warres.and literatured in the wars. H5 IV.vii.146
Call him hither to me, Souldier.Call him hither to me, soldier. H5 IV.vii.147
I will my Liege. I will, my liege. H5 IV.vii.148
Exit. Exit H5 IV.vii.148
Here Fluellen, weare thou this fauour for Here, Fluellen, wear thou this favour forfavour (n.)

old form: fauour
token worn as a mark of identity or friendship
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me, and sticke it in thy Cappe: when Alanson and my selfe me, and stick it in thy cap. When Alençon and myself were H5 IV.vii.150
were downe together, I pluckt this Gloue from his were down together, I plucked this glove from his H5 IV.vii.151
Helme: If any man challenge this, hee is a friend to Alanson,helm. If any man challenge this, he is a friend to Alençon,helm (n.)
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and an enemy to our Person; if thou encounter any such, and an enemy to our person: if thou encounter any such, H5 IV.vii.153
apprehend him, and thou do'st me loue.apprehend him, an thou dost me love.and, an (conj.)
if, whether
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Your Grace doo's me as great Honors as can Your grace doo's me as great honours as can H5 IV.vii.155
be desir'd in the hearts of his Subiects: I would faine seebe desired in the hearts of his subjects. I would fain seefain (adv.)

old form: faine
gladly, willingly
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the man, that ha's but two legges, that shall find himselfethe man that has but two legs that shall find himself H5 IV.vii.157
agreefd at this Gloue; that is all: but I would faine see it aggriefed at this glove, that is all: but I would fain see it H5 IV.vii.158
once, and please God of his grace that I might see.once, an please God of His grace that I might see.and, an (conj.)
if, whether
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Know'st thou Gower?Know'st thou Gower? H5 IV.vii.160
He is my deare friend, and please you.He is my dear friend, an please you.and, an (conj.)
if, whether
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Pray thee goe seeke him, and bring him to Pray thee go seek him, and bring him to H5 IV.vii.162
my Tent.my tent. H5 IV.vii.163
I will fetch him.I will fetch him. H5 IV.vii.164
Exit.Exit H5 IV.vii.164
My Lord of Warwick, and my Brother Gloster,My Lord of Warwick, and my brother Gloucester, H5 IV.vii.165
Follow Fluellen closely at the heeles.Follow Fluellen closely at the heels. H5 IV.vii.166
The Gloue which I haue giuen him for a fauour,The glove which I have given him for a favour H5 IV.vii.167
May haply purchase him a box a'th'eare.May haply purchase him a box o'th' ear.haply (adv.)
perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
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It is the Souldiers: I by bargaine shouldIt is the soldier's: I by bargain should H5 IV.vii.169
Weare it my selfe. Follow good Cousin Warwick:Wear it myself. Follow, good cousin Warwick. H5 IV.vii.170
If that the Souldier strike him, as I iudgeIf that the soldier strike him, as I judge H5 IV.vii.171
By his blunt bearing, he will keepe his word;By his blunt bearing he will keep his word, H5 IV.vii.172
Some sodaine mischiefe may arise of it:Some sudden mischief may arise of it; H5 IV.vii.173
For I doe know Fluellen valiant,For I do know Fluellen valiant, H5 IV.vii.174
And toucht with Choler, hot as Gunpowder,And, touched with choler, hot as gunpowder,choler (n.)
anger, rage, wrath
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hot (adj.)
hot-tempered, angry, passionate
touch (v.)

old form: toucht
touch off, fire off
And quickly will returne an iniurie.And quickly will return an injury. H5 IV.vii.176
Follow, and see there be no harme betweene them.Follow, and see there be no harm between them. H5 IV.vii.177
Goe you with me, Vnckle of Exeter. Go you with me, uncle of Exeter. H5 IV.vii.178
Exeunt.Exeunt H5 IV.vii.178
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