Henry V

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Enter at one doore, King Henry, Exeter, Bedford, Enter, at one door, King Henry, Exeter, Bedford, H5 V.ii.1.1
Warwicke, and other Lords. At another, Queene Isabel,Gloucester, Clarence, Warwick, Westmorland, Huntingdon, H5 V.ii.1.2
the King, the Duke of Bourgongne, and other French.and other Lords; at another, the French King, H5 V.ii.1.3
Queen Isabel, the Princess Katherine, Alice, and H5 V.ii.1.4
other French; the Duke of Burgundy and his train H5 V.ii.1.5
Peace to this meeting, wherefore we are met;Peace to this meeting, wherefore we are met! H5 V.ii.1
Vnto our brother France, and to our SisterUnto our brother France, and to our sister, H5 V.ii.2
Health and faire time of day: Ioy and good wishesHealth and fair time of day. Joy and good wishes H5 V.ii.3
To our most faire and Princely Cosine Katherine:To our most fair and princely cousin Katherine; H5 V.ii.4
And as a branch and member of this Royalty,And, as a branch and member of this royalty, H5 V.ii.5
By whom this great assembly is contriu'd,By whom this great assembly is contrived, H5 V.ii.6
We do salute you Duke of Burgogne,We do salute you, Duke of Burgundy; H5 V.ii.7
And Princes French and Peeres health to you all.And, Princes French, and peers, health to you all! H5 V.ii.8
Right ioyous are we to behold your face,Right joyous are we to behold your face, H5 V.ii.9
Most worthy brother England, fairely met,Most worthy brother England: fairly met! H5 V.ii.10
So are you Princes (English) euery one.So are you, Princes English, every one. H5 V.ii.11
So happy be the Issue brother IrelandSo happy be the issue, brother England,issue (n.)
outcome, result, consequence(s)
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Of this good day, and of this gracious meeting,Of this good day, and of this gracious meeting, H5 V.ii.13
As we are now glad to behold your eyes,As we are now glad to behold your eyes –  H5 V.ii.14
Your eyes which hitherto haue borne / In them Your eyes which hitherto have borne in them, H5 V.ii.15
against the French that met them in their bent,Against the French that met them in their bent,bent (n.)
direction, turning, inclination
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The fatall Balls of murthering Basiliskes:The fatal balls of murdering basilisks.ball (n.)
eyeball; also: cannon-ball
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basilisk (n.)

old form: Basiliskes
type of large cannon
The venome of such Lookes we fairely hopeThe venom of such looks, we fairly hope, H5 V.ii.18
Haue lost their qualitie, and that this dayHave lost their quality, and that this day H5 V.ii.19
Shall change all griefes and quarrels into loue.Shall change all griefs and quarrels into love. H5 V.ii.20
To cry Amen to that, thus we appeare.To cry ‘ Amen ’ to that, thus we appear. H5 V.ii.21
You English Princes all, I doe salute you.You English Princes all, I do salute you. H5 V.ii.22
My dutie to you both, on equall loue.My duty to you both, on equal love, H5 V.ii.23
Great Kings of France and England: that I haue labour'dGreat Kings of France and England! That I have laboured H5 V.ii.24
With all my wits, my paines, and strong endeuors,With all my wits, my pains, and strong endeavours,wit (n.)
intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
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To bring your most Imperiall MaiestiesTo bring your most imperial majesties H5 V.ii.26
Vnto this Barre, and Royall enterview;Unto this bar and royal interview,bar (n.)

old form: Barre
tribunal, judgement place
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Your Mightinesse on both parts best can witnesse.Your mightiness on both parts best can witness. H5 V.ii.28
Since then my Office hath so farre preuayl'd,Since, then, my office hath so far prevailedoffice (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
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That Face to Face, and Royall Eye to Eye,That face to face, and royal eye to eye, H5 V.ii.30
You haue congreeted: let it not disgrace me,You have congreeted, let it not disgrace mecongreet (v.)
greet one another, exchange greetings
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If I demand before this Royall view,If I demand, before this royal view, H5 V.ii.32
What Rub, or what Impediment there is,What rub or what impediment there isrub (n.)
[bowls] obstacle, impediment, hindrance
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Why that the naked, poore, and mangled Peace,Why that the naked, poor and, mangled peace, H5 V.ii.34
Deare Nourse of Arts, Plentyes, and ioyfull Births,Dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joyful births, H5 V.ii.35
Should not in this best Garden of the World,Should not in this best garden of the world H5 V.ii.36
Our fertile France, put vp her louely Visage?Our fertile France, put up her lovely visage?visage (n.)
face, countenance
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Alas, shee hath from France too long been chas'd,Alas, she hath from France too long been chased, H5 V.ii.38
And all her Husbandry doth lye on heapes,And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps, H5 V.ii.39
Corrupting in it owne fertilitie.Corrupting in it own fertility. H5 V.ii.40
Her Vine, the merry chearer of the heart,Her vine, the merry cheerer of the heart, H5 V.ii.41
Vnpruned, dyes: her Hedges euen pleach'd,Unpruned dies; her hedges even-pleached,even-pleached (adj.)

old form: euen pleach'd
with branches evenly layered
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Like Prisoners wildly ouer-growne with hayre,Like prisoners wildly overgrown with hair, H5 V.ii.43
Put forth disorder'd Twigs: her fallow Leas,Put forth disordered twigs; her fallow leaslea (n.)
meadow, field
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fallow (adj.)
unsown, uncultivated
The Darnell, Hemlock, and ranke Femetary,The darnel, hemlock, and rank fumitoryrank (adj.)

old form: ranke
growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
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hemlock (n.)
variety of poisonous plant
fumitory (n.)

old form: Femetary
variety of weed
darnel (n.)

old form: Darnell
weeds, cockle, tares
Doth root vpon; while that the Culter rusts,Doth root upon, while that the coulter rustscoulter (n.)

old form: Culter
blade fixed in front of a ploughshare
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That should deracinate such Sauagery:That should deracinate such savagery.savagery (n.)

old form: Sauagery
wilderness, wildness of growth
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deracinate (v.)
uproot, pluck up, eradicate
The euen Meade, that erst brought sweetly forthThe even mead, that erst brought sweetly fortheven (adj.)

old form: euen
level, horizontal, flat
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erst (adv.)
formerly, once, before
mead (n.)

old form: Meade
The freckled Cowslip, Burnet, and greene Clouer,The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover,burnet (n.)
type of meadow flower
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Wanting the Sythe, withall vncorrected, ranke;Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank,rank (adj.)

old form: ranke
growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
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want (v.)
require, demand, need
Conceiues by idlenesse, and nothing teemes,Conceives by idleness, and nothing teemsteem (v.)

old form: teemes
produce, bring forth
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But hatefull Docks, rough Thistles, Keksyes, Burres,But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs,kecksie (n.)

old form: Keksyes
variety of hollow-stalked plant
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dock (n.)
variety of weedy herb
bur, burr (n.)

old form: Burres
prickly, clinging seedpod
Loosing both beautie and vtilitie;Losing both beauty and utility; H5 V.ii.53
And all our Vineyards, Fallowes, Meades, and Hedges,And as our vineyards, fallows, meads, and hedges,mead (n.)

old form: Meades
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fallow (n.)

old form: Fallowes
area of arable land, ploughed field
Defectiue in their natures, grow to wildnesse.Defective in their natures, grow to wildness, H5 V.ii.55
Euen so our Houses, and our selues, and Children,Even so our houses and ourselves and childrenhouse (n.)
household, family
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Haue lost, or doe not learne, for want of time,Have lost, or do not learn for want of time, H5 V.ii.57
The Sciences that should become our Countrey;The sciences that should become our country,become (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
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But grow like Sauages, as Souldiers will,But grow like savages – as soldiers will H5 V.ii.59
That nothing doe, but meditate on Blood,That nothing do but meditate on blood –  H5 V.ii.60
To Swearing, and sterne Lookes, defus'd Attyre,To swearing and stern looks, diffused attire,diffused (adj.)

old form: defus'd
disorderly, mixed-up, jumbled
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And euery thing that seemes vnnaturall.And everything that seems unnatural. H5 V.ii.62
Which to reduce into our former fauour,Which to reduce into our former favourreduce (v.)
restore, bring back, lead back
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favour (n.)

old form: fauour
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
You are assembled: and my speech entreats,You are assembled; and my speech entreats H5 V.ii.64
That I may know the Let, why gentle PeaceThat I may know the let why gentle peacelet (n.)
hindrance, obstacle, snag
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gentle (adj.)
soft, tender, kind
Should not expell these inconueniences,Should not expel these inconveniences,inconvenience (n.)

old form: inconueniences
harm, troublesome disadvantage
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And blesse vs with her former qualities.And bless us with her former qualities. H5 V.ii.67
If Duke of Burgonie, you would the Peace,If, Duke of Burgundy, you would the peace H5 V.ii.68
Whose want giues growth to th'imperfectionsWhose want gives growth to th' imperfections H5 V.ii.69
Which you haue cited; you must buy that PeaceWhich you have cited, you must buy that peace H5 V.ii.70
With full accord to all our iust demands,With full accord to all our just demands, H5 V.ii.71
Whose Tenures and particular effectsWhose tenors and particular effectstenor, tenour (n.)

old form: Tenures
substance, content, matter, drift
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You haue enschedul'd briefely in your hands.You have, enscheduled briefly, in your hands.enschedule (v.)

old form: enschedul'd
put in a schedule, write down in a list
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The King hath heard them: to the which, as yetThe King hath heard them, to the which as yet H5 V.ii.74
There is no Answer made.There is no answer made. H5 V.ii.75.1
Well then: the Peace Well then, the peace H5 V.ii.75.2
which you before so vrg'd, / Lyes in his Answer.Which you before so urged lies in his answer. H5 V.ii.76
I haue but with a curselarie eyeI have but with a cursitory eyecursitory (adj.)

old form: curselarie
cursory, hurried, superficial
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O're-glanc't the Articles: Pleaseth your GraceO'erglanced the articles. Pleaseth your graceoverglance (v.)

old form: O're-glanc't
glance over, cast the eye over
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article (n.)
clause, term, provision
To appoint some of your Councell presentlyTo appoint some of your Council presentlypresently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
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To sit with vs once more, with better heedTo sit with us once more, with better heedsit (v.)
sit in conference, meet for a discussion
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heed (n.)
consideration, care, attention
To re-suruey them; we will suddenlyTo re-survey them, we will suddenly H5 V.ii.81
Passe our accept and peremptorie Answer.Pass our accept and peremptory answer.peremptory (adj.)

old form: peremptorie
determined, resolved, absolutely decided
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accept (adj.)
decisive, approved, agreed
England. KING HENRY 
Brother we shall. Goe Vnckle Exeter,Brother, we shall. Go, uncle Exeter, H5 V.ii.83
And Brother Clarence, and you Brother Gloucester,And brother Clarence, and you, brother Gloucester, H5 V.ii.84
Warwick, and Huntington, goe with the King,Warwick, and Huntingdon, go with the King; H5 V.ii.85
And take with you free power, to ratifie,And take with you free power to ratify,power (n.)
exercise of power, authoritative action
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Augment, or alter, as your Wisdomes bestAugment, or alter, as your wisdoms best H5 V.ii.87
Shall see aduantageable for our Dignitie,Shall see advantageable for our dignity,advantageable (adj.)

old form: aduantageable
advantageous, profitable, beneficial
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Any thing in or out of our Demands,Anything in or out of our demands, H5 V.ii.89
And wee'le consigne thereto. Will you, faire Sister,And we'll consign thereto. Will you, fair sister,consign (v.)

old form: consigne
sign jointly, ratify, subscribe
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Goe with the Princes, or stay here with vs?Go with the Princes, or stay here with us? H5 V.ii.91
Our gracious Brother, I will goe with them:Our gracious brother, I will go with them. H5 V.ii.92
Happily a Womans Voyce may doe some good,Haply a woman's voice may do some good,haply (adv.)
perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
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When Articles too nicely vrg'd, be stood on.When articles too nicely urged be stood on.nicely (adv.)
scrupulously, punctiliously, meticulously, fastidiously
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stand on (v.)
insist on, demand, call for
urge (v.)

old form: vrg'd
press, insist on, state emphatically
article (n.)
clause, term, provision
England. KING HENRY 
Yet leaue our Cousin Katherine here with vs,Yet leave our cousin Katherine here with us; H5 V.ii.95
She is our capitall Demand, compris'dShe is our capital demand, comprisedcapital (adj.)

old form: capitall
main, chief, principal
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Within the fore-ranke of our Articles.Within the fore-rank of our articles.fore-rank (n.)

old form: fore-ranke
first section
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She hath good leaue.She hath good leave. H5 V.ii.98.1
Exeunt omnes. Manet King and Katherine.Exeunt all but Henry, Katherine, and Alice H5 V.ii.98
Faire Katherine, and most faire,Fair Katherine, and most fair, H5 V.ii.98.2
Will you vouchsafe to teach a Souldier tearmes,Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms H5 V.ii.99
Such as will enter at a Ladyes eare,Such as will enter at a lady's ear H5 V.ii.100
And pleade his Loue-suit to her gentle heart.And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart?gentle (adj.)
soft, tender, kind
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Your Maiestie shall mock at me, I cannot Your majesty shall mock at me; I cannot H5 V.ii.102
speake your England.speak your England. H5 V.ii.103
O faire Katherine, if you will loue me soundlyO fair Katherine, if you will love me soundly H5 V.ii.104
with your French heart, I will be glad to heare you confesse with your French heart, I will be glad to hear you confess H5 V.ii.105
it brokenly with your English Tongue. Doe you like me, it brokenly with your English tongue. Do you like me, H5 V.ii.106
Kate?Kate? H5 V.ii.107
Pardonne moy, I cannot tell wat is like me.Pardonnez-moi, I cannot tell vat is ‘ like me.’pardonnez (v.)
pardon [Click on this word for a link to a translation of the French in this scene.]
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An Angell is like you Kate, and you are like An angel is like you, Kate, and you are like H5 V.ii.109
an Angell.an angel. H5 V.ii.110
Que dit il que Ie suis semblable a les Anges?Que dit-il? que je suis semblable à les anges? H5 V.ii.111
Lady. ALICE 
Ouy verayment (sauf vostre Grace) ainsi dit il.Oui, vraiment, sauf votre grâce, ainsi dit-il. H5 V.ii.112
I said so, deare Katherine, and I must notI said so, dear Katherine, and I must not H5 V.ii.113
blush to affirme it.blush to affirm it. H5 V.ii.114
O bon Dieu, les langues des hommes sont O bon Dieu! Les langues des hommes sont H5 V.ii.115
plein de tromperies.pleines de tromperies. H5 V.ii.116
What sayes she, faire one? that the tongues ofWhat says she, fair one? that the tongues of H5 V.ii.117
men are full of deceits?men are full of deceits? H5 V.ii.118
Lady. ALICE 
Ouy, dat de tongeus of de mans is be full of deceits: Oui, dat de tongues of de mans is be full of deceits –  H5 V.ii.119
dat is de Princesse.dat is de Princesse. H5 V.ii.120
The Princesse is the better English-woman:The Princess is the better Englishwoman. H5 V.ii.121
yfaith Kate, my wooing is fit for thy vnderstanding,I I'faith, Kate, my wooing is fit for thy understanding. I H5 V.ii.122
am glad thou canst speake no better English, for if thouam glad thou canst speak no better English; for, if thou H5 V.ii.123
could'st, thou would'st finde me such a plaine King, thatcouldst, thou wouldst find me such a plain king that H5 V.ii.124
thou wouldst thinke, I had sold my Farme to buy my Crowne. thou wouldst think I had sold my farm to buy my crown. H5 V.ii.125
I know no wayes to mince it in loue, but directly to say, I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say, H5 V.ii.126
I loue you; then if you vrge me farther, then to say, ‘ I love you:’ then if you urge me farther than to say, H5 V.ii.127
Doe you in faith? I weare out my suite: Giue me your ‘ Do you, in faith?’ I wear out my suit. Give me yoursuit (n.)

old form: suite
wooing, courtship
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answer, yfaith doe, and so clap hands, and a bargaine: answer, i'faith, do; and so clap hands, and a bargain.clap (v.)
[of two people's hands] strike together, clasp [to seal a bargain]
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how say you, Lady?How say you, lady? H5 V.ii.130
Sauf vostre honeur, me vnderstand well.Sauf votre honneur, me understand well. H5 V.ii.131
Marry, if you would put me to Verses, or toMarry, if you would put me to verses, or tomarry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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Dance for your sake, Kate, why you vndid me: for thedance for your sake, Kate, why, you undid me. For theundo (v.)

old form: vndid
ruin, destroy, wipe out
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one I haue neither words nor measure; and for the one, I have neither words nor measure; and for themeasure (n.)
metre, poetic skill
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other, I haue no strength in measure, yet a reasonable other, I have no strength in measure, yet a reasonablemeasure (n.)
slow stately dance, graceful movement
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measure in strength. If I could winne a Lady at Leape-frogge, measure in strength. If I could win a lady at leapfrog,measure (n.)
extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
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or by vawting into my Saddle, with my Armour on my or by vaulting into my saddle with my armour on my H5 V.ii.137
backe; vnder the correction of bragging be it spoken. I back, under the correction of bragging be it spoken, I H5 V.ii.138
should quickly leape into a Wife: Or if I might buffet for should quickly leap into a wife. Or if I might buffet forbuffet (v.)
fight, struggle, deal blows
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my Loue, or bound my Horse for her fauours, I could lay my love, or bound my horse for her favours, I could laylay on / upon (v.)
set to, set about, undertake vigorously
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on like a Butcher, and sit like a Iack an Apes, neuer off. on like a butcher, and sit like a jackanapes, never off.jackanapes, jackanape, jack'nape (n.)

old form: Iack an Apes
upstart, buffoon, monkey
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But before God Kate, I cannot looke greenely, nor gaspe But, before God, Kate, I cannot look greenly, nor gaspgreenly (adv.)

old form: greenely
like an inexperienced youth, timidly, sheepishly
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out my eloquence, nor I haue no cunning in protestation;out my eloquence, nor I have no cunning in protestation:cunning (n.)
skill, ability, expertise
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onely downe-right Oathes, which I neuer vse till vrg'd, nor only downright oaths, which I never use till urged, norurge (v.)

old form: vrg'd
provoke, incite, impel
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downright (adj.)

old form: downe-right
plain, ordinary, straightforward
neuer breake for vrging. If thou canst loue a fellow of this never break for urging. If thou canst love a fellow of this H5 V.ii.145
temper, Kate, whose face is not worth Sunne-burning? thattemper, Kate, whose face is not worth sunburning, thattemper (n.)
frame of mind, temperament, disposition
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neuer lookes in his Glasse, for loue of any thing he sees never looks in his glass for love of anything he seesglass (n.)

old form: Glasse
mirror, looking-glass
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there? let thine Eye be thy Cooke. I speake to thee plaine there, let thine eye be thy cook. I speak to thee plain H5 V.ii.148
Souldier: If thou canst loue me for this, take me? if not? soldier. If thou canst love me for this, take me; if not, H5 V.ii.149
to say to thee that I shall dye, is true; but for thy loue,to say to thee that I shall die is true – but for thy love, H5 V.ii.150
by the L. No: yet I loue thee too. And while thou by the Lord, no – yet I love thee too. And while thou H5 V.ii.151
liu'st, deare Kate, take a fellow of plaine and vncoyned liv'st, dear Kate, take a fellow of plain and uncoineduncoined (adj.)

old form: vncoyned
unalloyed, genuine; also: not yet in circulation [among women]
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Constancie, for he perforce must do thee right, because constancy; for he perforce must do thee right, becauseperforce (adv.)
of necessity, with no choice in the matter
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he hath not the gift to wooe in other places: for these he hath not the gift to woo in other places. For these H5 V.ii.154
fellowes of infinit tongue, that can ryme themseluesfellows of infinite tongue, that can rhyme themselves H5 V.ii.155
into Ladyes fauours, they doe alwayes reason themseluesinto ladies' favours, they do always reason themselves H5 V.ii.156
out againe. What? a speaker is but a prater, a Ryme isout again. What! A speaker is but a prater, a rhyme isprater (n.)
chatterer, idle talker
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but a Ballad; a good Legge will fall, a strait Backe willbut a ballad. A good leg will fall; a straight back will H5 V.ii.158
stoope, a blacke Beard will turne white, a curl'd Pate willstoop; a black beard will turn white; a curled pate willpate (n.)
head, skull
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grow bald, a faire Face will wither, a full Eye will waxgrow bald; a fair face will wither; a full eye will wax H5 V.ii.160
hollow: but a good Heart, Kate, is the Sunne and the Moone, hollow: but a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon H5 V.ii.161
or rather the Sunne, and not the Moone; for it shines – or rather, the sun, and not the moon; for it shines H5 V.ii.162
bright, and neuer changes, but keepes his course truly. bright and never changes, but keeps his course truly. H5 V.ii.163
If thou would haue such a one, take me? and take me; If thou would have such a one, take me; and take me, H5 V.ii.164
take a Souldier: take a Souldier; take a King. And what take a soldier; take a soldier, take a king. And what H5 V.ii.165
say'st thou then to my Loue? speake my faire, and fairely, say'st thou then to my love? Speak, my fair, and fairly, H5 V.ii.166
I pray thee.I pray thee. H5 V.ii.167
Is it possible dat I sould loue de ennemie ofIs it possible dat I sould love de ennemi of H5 V.ii.168
Fraunce?France? H5 V.ii.169
No, it is not possible you should loue the No, it is not possible you should love the H5 V.ii.170
Enemie of France, Kate; but in louing me, you shouldenemy of France, Kate; but in loving me you should H5 V.ii.171
loue the Friend of France: for I loue France so well, that love the friend of France, for I love France so well that H5 V.ii.172
I will not part with a Village of it; I will haue it all mine:I will not part with a village of it – I will have it all mine: H5 V.ii.173
and Kate, when France is mine, and I am yours; then and, Kate, when France is mine, and I am yours, then H5 V.ii.174
yours is France, and you are mine.yours is France, and you are mine. H5 V.ii.175
I cannot tell wat is dat.I cannot tell wat is dat. H5 V.ii.176
No, Kate? I will tell thee in French, which No, Kate? I will tell thee in French, which H5 V.ii.177
I am sure will hang vpon my tongue, like a new-married I am sure will hang upon my tongue like a new-married H5 V.ii.178
Wife about her Husbands Necke, hardly to be shooke off; wife about her husband's neck, hardly to be shook off. H5 V.ii.179
Ie quand sur le possession de Fraunce, & quand vous auesJe – quand sur le possession de France, et quand vous avez H5 V.ii.180
le possession de moy. (Let mee see, what then? Saint Dennis le possession de moi, – let me see, what then? Saint DenisDenis, Saint
in Christian tradition, the first apostle of France, 3rd-c
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bee my speede) Donc vostre est Fraunce, & vous estes mienne.be my speed! – donc vôtre est France, et vous êtes mienne. H5 V.ii.182
It is as easie for me, Kate, to conquer the Kingdome, as toIt is as easy for me, Kate, to conquer the kingdom as to H5 V.ii.183
speake so much more French: I shall neuer moue thee inspeak so much more French. I shall never move thee in H5 V.ii.184
French, vnlesse it be to laugh at me.French, unless it be to laugh at me. H5 V.ii.185
Sauf vostre honeur, le Francois ques vous Sauf votre honneur, le français que vous H5 V.ii.186
parleis, il & melieus que l'Anglois le quelIe parle.parlez, il est meilleur que l'anglais lequel je parle. H5 V.ii.187
No faith is't not, Kate: but thy speaking No, faith, is't not, Kate; but thy speaking H5 V.ii.188
of my Tongue, and I thine, most truely falsely, mustof my tongue, and I thine, most truly-falsely, musttruly-falsely

old form: truely falsely
with faithful heart but incorrect speech
H5 V.ii.189
needes be graunted to be much at one. But Kate, doo'stneeds be granted to be much at one. But Kate, dost H5 V.ii.190
thou vnderstand thus much English? Canst thou louethou understand thus much English – canst thou love H5 V.ii.191
mee?me? H5 V.ii.192
I cannot tell.I cannot tell. H5 V.ii.193
Can any of your Neighbours tell, Kate? Can any of your neighbours tell, Kate? H5 V.ii.194
Ile aske them. Come, I know thou louest me: and at I'll ask them. Come, I know thou lovest me; and at H5 V.ii.195
night, when you come into your Closet, you'le question night, when you come into your closet, you'll questioncloset (n.)
private chamber, study, own room
H5 V.ii.196
this Gentlewoman about me; and I know, Kate, you will this gentlewoman about me; and I know, Kate, you will H5 V.ii.197
to her disprayse those parts in me, that you loue with her dispraise those parts in me that you love withdispraise (v.)

old form: disprayse
disparage, belittle, denigrate
H5 V.ii.198
your heart: but good Kate, mocke me mercifully, the your heart. But, good Kate, mock me mercifully; the H5 V.ii.199
rather gentle Princesse, because I loue thee cruelly. rather, gentle Princess, because I love thee cruelly.gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
H5 V.ii.200
If euer thou beest mine, Kate, as I haue a sauing Faith If ever thou beest mine, Kate, as I have a saving faith H5 V.ii.201
within me tells me thou shalt; I get thee with skambling, within me tells me thou shalt, I get thee with scambling,scambling (n.)

old form: skambling
scuffling, struggling, fighting
H5 V.ii.202
and thou must therefore needes proue a good Souldier-breeder:and thou must therefore needs prove a good soldier-breeder. H5 V.ii.203
Shall not thou and I, betweene Saint Dennis and Shall not thou and I, between Saint Denis and H5 V.ii.204
Saint George, compound a Boy, halfe French halfe Saint George, compound a boy, half French, halfGeorge, Saint
in Christian tradition, the patron saint of England, 3rd-c
H5 V.ii.205
compound (v.)
put together, construct, compose
English, that shall goe to Constantinople, and take the English, that shall go to Constantinople and take the H5 V.ii.206
Turke by the Beard. Shall wee not? what say'st thou, Turk by the beard? Shall we not? What say'st thou,Turk (n.)
Sultan of Turkey
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my faire Flower-de-Luce.my fair flower-de-luce?fleur-de-lis, flower-de-luce (n.)
heraldic lily [royal symbol of France]
H5 V.ii.208
I doe not know dat.I do not know dat. H5 V.ii.209
No: 'tis hereafter to know, but now to No, 'tis hereafter to know, but now to H5 V.ii.210
promise: doe but now promise Kate, you will endeauour promise. Do but now promise, Kate, you will endeavour H5 V.ii.211
for your French part of such a Boy; and for my English for your French part of such a boy, and for my English H5 V.ii.212
moytie, take the Word of a King, and a Batcheler. How moiety take the word of a king and a bachelor. Howmoiety (n.)

old form: moytie
half, equal share
H5 V.ii.213
answer you, La plus belle Katherine du monde mon answer you, la plus belle Katherine du monde, mon H5 V.ii.214
trescher & deuin deesse.très cher et devin déesse? H5 V.ii.215
Your Maiestee aue fause Frenche enough toYour majestee 'ave fausse French enough to H5 V.ii.216
deceiue de most sage Damoiseil dat is en Fraunce.deceive de most sage demoiselle dat is en France. H5 V.ii.217
Now fye vpon my false French: by mine Now fie upon my false French! By minefalse (adj.)
defective, weak, inadequate
H5 V.ii.218
Honor in true English, I loue thee Kate; by which honour, in true English, I love thee, Kate: by which H5 V.ii.219
Honor, I dare not sweare thou louest me, yet my blood honour I dare not swear thou lovest me, yet my blood H5 V.ii.220
begins to flatter me, that thou doo'st; notwithstanding the begins to flatter me that thou dost, notwithstanding the H5 V.ii.221
poore and vntempering effect of my Visage. Now beshrew poor and untempering effect of my visage. Now beshrewbeshrew, 'shrew (v.)
curse, devil take, evil befall
H5 V.ii.222
untempering (adj.)

old form: vntempering
unsoftening, without fostering tenderness
visage (n.)
face, countenance
my Fathers Ambition, hee was thinking of Ciuill Warresmy father's ambition! He was thinking of civil wars H5 V.ii.223
when hee got me, therefore was I created with a stubborne when he got me; therefore was I created with a stubborn H5 V.ii.224
out-side, with an aspect of Iron, that when I come to wooe outside, with an aspect of iron, that when I come to woo H5 V.ii.225
Ladyes, I fright them: but in faith Kate, the elder I wax, ladies I fright them. But in faith, Kate, the elder I wax,fright (v.), past form frighted
frighten, scare, terrify
H5 V.ii.226
wax (v.)
grow, become, turn
the better I shall appeare. My comfort is, that Old Age, the better I shall appear. My comfort is, that old age, H5 V.ii.227
that ill layer vp of Beautie, can doe no more spoyle vpon that ill layer-up of beauty, can do no more spoil uponill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
H5 V.ii.228
spoil (n.)

old form: spoyle
plundering, pillaging, despoiling
layer-up (n.)

old form: layer vp
preserver, storer, upholder
my Face. Thou hast me, if thou hast me, at the worst; my face. Thou hast me, if thou hast me, at the worst; H5 V.ii.229
and thou shalt weare me, if thou weare me, better and and thou shalt wear me, if thou wear me, better and H5 V.ii.230
better: and therefore tell me, most faire Katherine, will better; and therefore tell me, most fair Katherine, will H5 V.ii.231
you haue me? Put off your Maiden Blushes, auouch the you have me? Put off your maiden blushes, avouch theavouch (v.)

old form: auouch
declare, assert, affirm
H5 V.ii.232
Thoughts of your Heart with the Lookes of an Empresse, thoughts of your heart with the looks of an empress, H5 V.ii.233
take me by the Hand, and say, Harry of England, I am take me by the hand, and say ‘ Harry of England, I am H5 V.ii.234
thine: which Word thou shalt no sooner blesse mine Eare thine:’ which word thou shalt no sooner bless mine ear H5 V.ii.235
withall, but I will tell thee alowd, England is thine, withal but I will tell thee aloud, ‘ England is thine,  H5 V.ii.236
Ireland is thine, France is thine, and Henry Plantaginet Ireland is thine, France is thine, and Henry Plantagenet H5 V.ii.237
is thine; who, though I speake it before his Face, if he is thine ’ – who, though I speak it before his face, if he H5 V.ii.238
be not Fellow with the best King, thou shalt finde the best be not fellow with the best king, thou shalt find the best H5 V.ii.239
King of Good-fellowes. Come your Answer in broken king of good fellows. Come, your answer in brokenbroken (adj.)
arranged for different groups of instruments
H5 V.ii.240
Musick; for thy Voyce is Musick, and thy English broken: music – for thy voice is music, and thy English broken; H5 V.ii.241
Therefore Queene of all, Katherine, breake thy minde to therefore, Queen of all, Katherine, break thy mind tobreak (v.)

old form: breake
reveal, disclose, impart
H5 V.ii.242
me in broken English; wilt thou haue me?me in broken English – wilt thou have me?broken (adj.)
disjointed, fragmentary, disconnected
H5 V.ii.243
Dat is as it shall please de Roy mon pere.Dat is as it shall please de Roi mon père. H5 V.ii.244
Nay, it will please him well, Kate; it shall Nay, it will please him well, Kate – it shall H5 V.ii.245
please him, Kate.please him, Kate. H5 V.ii.246
Den it sall also content me.Den it sall also content me.content (v.)
please, gratify, delight, satisfy
H5 V.ii.247
Vpon that I kisse your Hand, and I call you Upon that I kiss your hand, and I call you H5 V.ii.248
my Queene.my Queen. H5 V.ii.249
Laisse mon Seigneur, laisse, laisse, may foy: Laissez, mon seigneur, laissez, laissez! Ma foi, H5 V.ii.250
Ie ne veus point que vous abbaisse vostre grandeus, en je ne veux point que vous abaissiez votre grandeur en H5 V.ii.251
baisant le main d'une nostre Seigneur indignie seruiteurbaisant la main d'une – notre Seigneur – indigne serviteur. H5 V.ii.252
excuse moy. Ie vous supplie mon tres-puissant Seigneur.Excusez-moi, je vous supplie, mon très-puissant seigneur. H5 V.ii.253
Then I will kisse your Lippes, Kate.Then I will kiss your lips, Kate. H5 V.ii.254
Les Dames & Damoisels pour estre baisee Les dames et demoiselles pour être baisées H5 V.ii.255
deuant leur nopcese il net pas le costume de Fraunce.devant leur noces, il n'est pas la coutume de France. H5 V.ii.256
Madame, my Interpreter, what sayes shee?Madam my interpreter, what says she? H5 V.ii.257
Lady. ALICE 
Dat it is not be de fashon pour le Ladies of Fraunce; Dat it is not be de fashion pour les ladies of France H5 V.ii.258
I cannot tell wat is buisse en Anglish.I cannot tell wat is baiser en Anglish. H5 V.ii.259
To kisse.To kiss. H5 V.ii.260
Lady. ALICE 
Your Maiestee entendre bettre que moy.Your majesty entendre bettre que moi. H5 V.ii.261
It is not a fashion for the Maids in Fraunce toIt is not a fashion for the maids in France to H5 V.ii.262
kisse before they are marryed, would she say?kiss before they are married, would she say? H5 V.ii.263
Lady. ALICE 
Ouy verayment.Oui, vraiment. H5 V.ii.264
O Kate, nice Customes cursie to great Kings.O Kate, nice customs curtsy to great kings.nice (adj.)
fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
H5 V.ii.265
Deare Kate, you and I cannot bee confin'd within theDear Kate, you and I cannot be confined within the H5 V.ii.266
weake Lyst of a Countreyes fashion: wee are the makers weak list of a country's fashion. We are the makers oflist (n.)

old form: Lyst
boundary, limit, confines
H5 V.ii.267
of Manners, Kate; and the libertie that followes our Places, manners, Kate, and the liberty that follows our placesplace (n.)
position, post, office, rank
H5 V.ii.268
stoppes the mouth of all finde-faults, as I will doe yours, for stops the mouth of all find-faults – as I will do yours for H5 V.ii.269
vpholding the nice fashion of your Countrey, in denying upholding the nice fashion of your country in denyingnice (adj.)
fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
H5 V.ii.270
me a Kisse: therefore patiently, and yeelding. me a kiss; therefore, patiently, and yielding. (He kisses H5 V.ii.271
You haue Witch-craft in your Lippes, Kate: there is her) You have witchcraft in your lips, Kate: there is H5 V.ii.272
more eloquence in a Sugar touch of them, then in the more eloquence in a sugar touch of them than in the H5 V.ii.273
Tongues of the French Councell; and they should sooner tongues of the French Council, and they should sooner H5 V.ii.274
perswade Harry of England, then a generall Petition of persuade Harry of England than a general petition of H5 V.ii.275
Monarchs. Heere comes your Father.monarchs. Here comes your father. H5 V.ii.276
Enter the French Power, and Enter the French King and Queen, Burgundy, and H5 V.ii.277.1
the English Lords.English and French Lords H5 V.ii.277.2
God saue your Maiestie, my Royall Cousin,God save your majesty! My royal cousin, H5 V.ii.277
teach you our Princesse English?teach you our Princess English? H5 V.ii.278
I would haue her learne, my faire Cousin, howI would have her learn, my fair cousin, how H5 V.ii.279
perfectly I loue her, and that is good English.perfectly I love her, and that is good English. H5 V.ii.280
Is shee not apt?Is she not apt?apt (adj.)
yielding, compliant, submissive
H5 V.ii.281
Our Tongue is rough, Coze, and my Condition Our tongue is rough, coz, and my conditioncondition (n.)
disposition, temper, mood, character
H5 V.ii.282
is not smooth: so that hauing neyther the Voyce nor the is not smooth; so that, having neither the voice nor the H5 V.ii.283
Heart of Flatterie about me, I cannot so coniure vp the heart of flattery about me, I cannot so conjure up theconjure up (v.)

old form: coniure vp
bring about [as if by magic], cause to appear
H5 V.ii.284
Spirit of Loue in her, that hee will appeare in his truespirit of love in her that he will appear in his true H5 V.ii.285
likenesse.likeness. H5 V.ii.286
Pardon the franknesse of my mirth, if I answerPardon the frankness of my mirth, if I answer H5 V.ii.287
you for that. If you would coniure in her, you mustyou for that. If you would conjure in her, you mustconjure (v.)

old form: coniure
call up, bring out, produce
H5 V.ii.288
make a Circle: if coniure vp Loue in her in his true likenesse, make a circle; if conjure up love in her in his true likeness,circle (n.)
magic circle
H5 V.ii.289
hee must appeare naked, and blinde. Can you blame he must appear naked and blind. Can you blame H5 V.ii.290
her then, being a Maid, yet ros'd ouer with the Virgin her, then, being a maid yet rosed over with the virginrose over

old form: ros'd ouer
colour over like a rose, make rosy
H5 V.ii.291
Crimson of Modestie, if shee deny the apparance of a crimson of modesty, if she deny the appearance of adeny (v.)
refuse admittance to, keep out
H5 V.ii.292
naked blinde Boy in her naked seeing selfe? It were (my naked blind boy in her naked seeing self? It were, my H5 V.ii.293
Lord) a hard Condition for a Maid to consigne to.lord, a hard condition for a maid to consign to.consign to (v.)

old form: consigne
agree with, accept, assent to, endorse
H5 V.ii.294
Yet they doe winke and yeeld, as Loue is blindYet they do wink and yield, as love is blindwink (v.)

old form: winke
shut one's eyes
H5 V.ii.295
and enforces.and enforces. H5 V.ii.296
They are then excus'd, my Lord, when they They are then excused, my lord, when they H5 V.ii.297
see not what they doe.see not what they do. H5 V.ii.298
Then good my Lord, teach your Cousin toThen, good my lord, teach your cousin to H5 V.ii.299
consent winking.consent winking.winking (n.)
shutting the eyes
H5 V.ii.300
I will winke on her to consent, my Lord, if youI will wink on her to consent, my lord, if youwink on (v.)

old form: winke
give someone a significant glance, invite with a look
H5 V.ii.301
will teach her to know my meaning: for Maides wellwill teach her to know my meaning: for maids, well H5 V.ii.302
Summer'd, and warme kept, are like Flyes at Bartholomew-tyde, summered and warm kept, are like flies at Bartholomew-tide,summer (v.)

old form: Summer'd
nurture, care for, tend [during summer]
H5 V.ii.303
Bartholomew-tide (n.)In Christian tradition, St Bartholomew's day
blinde, though they haue their eyes, and then they blind, though they have their eyes, and then they H5 V.ii.304
will endure handling, which before would not abidewill endure handling, which before would not abide H5 V.ii.305
looking on.looking on. H5 V.ii.306
This Morall tyes me ouer to Time, and a hotThis moral ties me over to time and a hottie over (v.)

old form: tyes ouer
restrict, confine, limit
H5 V.ii.307
Summer; and so I shall catch the Flye, your Cousin, in the summer; and so I shall catch the fly, your cousin, in the H5 V.ii.308
latter end, and she must be blinde to.latter end, and she must be blind too. H5 V.ii.309
As Loue is my Lord, before it loues.As love is, my lord, before it loves. H5 V.ii.310
It is so: and you may, some of you, thankeIt is so; and you may, some of you, thank H5 V.ii.311
Loue for my blindnesse, who cannot see many a fairelove for my blindness, who cannot see many a fair H5 V.ii.312
French Citie for one faire French Maid that stands in myFrench city for one fair French maid that stands in my H5 V.ii.313
way.way. H5 V.ii.314
French King. FRENCH KING 
Yes my Lord, you see them perspectiuely: Yes, my lord, you see them perspectively,perspectively (adv.)

old form: perspectiuely
as if through an optical instrument
H5 V.ii.315
the Cities turn'd into a Maid; for they are all gyrdled the cities turned into a maid; for they are all girdled H5 V.ii.316
with Maiden Walls, that Warre hath entred. with maiden walls, that war hath never entered. H5 V.ii.317
England. KING HENRY 
Shall Kate be my Wife?Shall Kate be my wife? H5 V.ii.318
So please you.So please you. H5 V.ii.319
England. KING HENRY 
I am content, so the Maiden Cities you talke I am content, so the maiden cities you talkcontent (adj.)
agreeable, willing, ready
H5 V.ii.320
of, may wait on her: so the Maid that stood in the way of may wait on her: so the maid that stood in the way H5 V.ii.321
for my Wish, shall shew me the way to my Will.for my wish shall show me the way to my will. H5 V.ii.322
Wee haue consented to all tearmes of reason.We have consented to all terms of reason.reason (n.)
reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
H5 V.ii.323
England. KING HENRY 
Is't so, my Lords of England?Is't so, my lords of England? H5 V.ii.324
The King hath graunted euery Article:The King hath granted every article:article (n.)
clause, term, provision
H5 V.ii.325
His Daughter first; and in sequele, all,His daughter first, and then, in sequel, all,sequel (n.)

old form: sequele
sequence, series, order of succession
H5 V.ii.326
According to their firme proposed natures.According to their firm proposed natures. H5 V.ii.327
Onely he hath not yet subscribed this:Only he hath not yet subscribed this:subscribe (v.)
sign, endorse, support
H5 V.ii.328
Where your Maiestie demands, That the King of FranceWhere your majesty demands that the King of France, H5 V.ii.329
hauing any occasion to write for matter of Graunt, shallhaving any occasion to write for matter of grant, shallgrant (n.)

old form: Graunt
granting of titles, conveyance of land
H5 V.ii.330
name your Highnesse in this forme, and with this addition, name your highness in this form and with this addition, H5 V.ii.331
in French: Nostre trescher filz Henry Roy d'Angleterrein French, Notre très cher fils Henri, Roi d'Angleterre, H5 V.ii.332
Heretere de Fraunce: and thus in Latine; PraclarissimusHéritier de France: and thus in Latin, Praeclarissimuspraeclarissimus...
Our most renowned son Henry, King of England and heir of France
H5 V.ii.333
Filius noster Henricus Rex Anglia & Heres Francia.filius noster Henricus, Rex Angliae et Haeres Franciae. H5 V.ii.334
Nor this I haue not Brother so deny'd,Nor this I have not, brother, so denied H5 V.ii.335
But your request shall make me let it passe.But your request shall make me let it pass. H5 V.ii.336
England. KING HENRY 
I pray you then, in loue and deare allyance,I pray you then, in love and dear alliance, H5 V.ii.337
Let that one Article ranke with the rest,Let that one article rank with the rest, H5 V.ii.338
And thereupon giue me your Daughter.And thereupon give me your daughter. H5 V.ii.339
Take her faire Sonne, and from her blood rayse vpTake her, fair son, and from her blood raise up H5 V.ii.340
Issue to me, that the contending KingdomesIssue to me, that the contending kingdomsissue (n.)
child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
H5 V.ii.341
contending (adj.)
struggling, antagonistic, opposed
Of France and England, whose very shoares looke pale,Of France and England, whose very shores look palepale (adj.)
wan, fearful, pale-hearted
H5 V.ii.342
With enuy of each others happinesse,With envy of each other's happiness, H5 V.ii.343
May cease their hatred; and this deare ConiunctionMay cease their hatred, and this dear conjunctiondear (adj.)

old form: deare
important, major, significant
H5 V.ii.344
conjunction (n.)

old form: Coniunction
union, uniting, joining together
Plant Neighbour-hood and Christian-like accordPlant neighbourhood and Christian-like accordneighbourhood (n.)

old form: Neighbour-hood
neighbourly conduct, neighbourliness
H5 V.ii.345
accord (n.)
harmony, agreement
In their sweet Bosomes: that neuer Warre aduanceIn their sweet bosoms, that never war advancebosom (n.)

old form: Bosomes
heart, inner person
H5 V.ii.346
advance (v.)

old form: aduance
raise, lift up, upraise
His bleeding Sword 'twixt England and faire France.His bleeding sword 'twixt England and fair France. H5 V.ii.347
Lords. LORDS 
Amen.Amen! H5 V.ii.348
Now welcome Kate: and beare me witnesse all,Now welcome, Kate; and bear me witness all H5 V.ii.349
That here I kisse her as my Soueraigne Queene.That here I kiss her as my sovereign Queen. H5 V.ii.350
Flourish.Flourish H5 V.ii.351
God, the best maker of all Marriages,God, the best maker of all marriages, H5 V.ii.351
Combine your hearts in one, your Realmes in one:Combine your hearts in one, your realms in one! H5 V.ii.352
As Man and Wife being two, are one in loue,As man and wife, being two, are one in love, H5 V.ii.353
So be there 'twixt your Kingdomes such a Spousall,So be there 'twixt your kingdoms such a spousalspousal (n.)

old form: Spousall
married union, state of wedlock
H5 V.ii.354
That neuer may ill Office, or fell Iealousie,That never may ill office, or fell jealousy,ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
H5 V.ii.355
office (n.)
performance, business, intrigue
fell (adj.)
cruel, fierce, savage
Which troubles oft the Bed of blessed Marriage,Which troubles oft the bed of blessed marriage,oft (adv.)
H5 V.ii.356
Thrust in betweene the Pation of these Kingdomes,Thrust in between the paction of these kingdomspaction (n.)

old form: Pation
compact, agreement, treaty
H5 V.ii.357
To make diuorce of their incorporate League:To make divorce of their incorporate league;incorporate (adj.)
united in one body, combined in one entity
H5 V.ii.358
That English may as French, French Englishmen,That English may as French, French Englishmen, H5 V.ii.359
Receiue each other. God speake this Amen.Receive each other, God speak this ‘Amen'! H5 V.ii.360
All. ALL 
Amen.Amen! H5 V.ii.361
Prepare we for our Marriage: on which day,Prepare we for our marriage; on which day, H5 V.ii.362
My Lord of Burgundy wee'le take your OathMy Lord of Burgundy, we'll take your oath, H5 V.ii.363
And all the Peeres, for suretie of our Leagues.And all the peers', for surety of our leagues.surety (n.)

old form: suretie
guarantee, ratification, warrant
H5 V.ii.364
Then shall I sweare to Kate, and you to me,Then shall I swear to Kate, and you to me, H5 V.ii.365
And may our Oathes well kept and prosp'rous be.And may our oaths well kept and prosperous be! H5 V.ii.366
Senet. Exeunt.Sennet. Exeunt H5 V.ii.366
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