Henry VI Part 1

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Enter King, Glocester, Winchester, Enter the King, Gloucester, Winchester, Richard 1H6 IV.i.1.1
Yorke, Suffolke, Somerset, Warwicke, Talbot,Duke of York, Suffolk, Somerset, Warwick, Talbot, 1H6 IV.i.1.2
and Gouernor Exeter.Exeter, the Governor of Paris, and others 1H6 IV.i.1.3
Lord Bishop set the Crowne vpon his head.Lord Bishop, set the crown upon his head. 1H6 IV.i.1
God saue King Henry of that name the sixt.God save King Henry, of that name the sixth! 1H6 IV.i.2
Now Gouernour of Paris take your oath,Now, Governor of Paris, take your oath: 1H6 IV.i.3
(The Governor kneels) 1H6 IV.i.4.1
That you elect no other King but him;That you elect no other king but him,elect (v.)
acknowledge, choose, accept
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Esteeme none Friends, but such as are his Friends,Esteem none friends but such as are his friends,esteem (v.)

old form: Esteeme
regard, think, consider
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And none your Foes, but such as shall pretendAnd none your foes but such as shall pretendpretend (v.)
intend, design, plan
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Malicious practises against his State:Malicious practices against his state.practice (n.)

old form: practises
scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
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This shall ye do, so helpe you righteous God.This shall ye do, so help you righteous God. 1H6 IV.i.8
Exeunt Governor and his traintrain (n.)
retinue, following, entourage
1H6 IV.i.8.1
Enter Falstaffe.Enter Falstaff 1H6 IV.i.9
My gracious Soueraigne, as I rode from Calice,My gracious sovereign, as I rode from Calais 1H6 IV.i.9
To haste vnto your Coronation:To haste unto your coronation, 1H6 IV.i.10
A Letter was deliuer'd to my hands,A letter was delivered to my hands, 1H6 IV.i.11
Writ to your Grace, from th'Duke of Burgundy.Writ to your grace from th' Duke of Burgundy. 1H6 IV.i.12
Shame to the Duke of Burgundy, and thee:Shame to the Duke of Burgundy and thee! 1H6 IV.i.13
I vow'd (base Knight) when I did meete the next,I vowed, base knight, when I did meet thee nextbase (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
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To teare the Garter from thy Crauens legge,To tear the Garter from thy craven's leg,craven (n.)

old form: Crauens
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He plucks it off 1H6 IV.i.16
Which I haue done, because (vnworthily)Which I have done, because unworthily 1H6 IV.i.16
Thou was't installed in that High Degree.Thou wast installed in that high degree. 1H6 IV.i.17
Pardon me Princely Henry, and the rest:Pardon me, princely Henry, and the rest: 1H6 IV.i.18
This Dastard,at the battell of Poictiers,This dastard, at the Battle of Patay,dastard (n.)
coward, sissy, runaway, traitor
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When (but in all) I was sixe thousand strong,When, but in all, I was six thousand strong,all, but in
all told, altogether
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And that the French were almost ten to one,And that the French were almost ten to one, 1H6 IV.i.21
Before we met, or that a stroke was giuen,Before we met or that a stroke was given, 1H6 IV.i.22
Like to a trustie Squire, did run away.Like to a trusty squire did run away;squire (n.)
[contemptuous] fellow
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like to / unto (conj./prep.)
similar to, comparable with
In which assault, we lost twelue hundred men.In which assault we lost twelve hundred men. 1H6 IV.i.24
My selfe, and diuers Gentlemen beside,Myself and divers gentlemen besidedivers (adj.)

old form: diuers
different, various, several
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Were there surpriz'd, and taken prisoners.Were there surprised and taken prisoners. 1H6 IV.i.26
Then iudge (great Lords) if I haue done amisse:Then judge, great lords, if I have done amiss, 1H6 IV.i.27
Or whether that such Cowards ought to weareOr whether that such cowards ought to wear 1H6 IV.i.28
This Ornament of Knighthood, yea or no?This ornament of knighthood, yea or no! 1H6 IV.i.29
To say the truth, this fact was infamous,To say the truth, this fact was infamous,fact (n.)
evil deed, wicked act, crime
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And ill beseeming any common man;And ill beseeming any common man,common (adj.)
below the rank of gentleman, without rank
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beseem (v.)
befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
Much more a Knight, a Captaine, and a Leader.Much more a knight, a captain, and a leader. 1H6 IV.i.32
When first this Order was ordain'd my Lords,When first this Order was ordained, my lords,ordain (v.)

old form: ordain'd
appoint, establish, institute
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Knights of the Garter were of Noble birth;Knights of the Garter were of noble birth, 1H6 IV.i.34
Valiant, and Vertuous, full of haughtie Courage,Valiant and virtuous, full of haughty courage,haughty (adj.)

old form: haughtie
high-minded, aspiring, lofty
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courage (n.)
spirit, disposition, nature
Such as were growne to credit by the warres:Such as were grown to credit by the wars;credit (n.)
reputation, name, standing, honour
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Not fearing Death, nor shrinking for Distresse,Not fearing death nor shrinking for distress,shrink (v.)
shiver, recoil, draw back
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distress (n.)

old form: Distresse
hardship, adversity, difficulty
But alwayes resolute, in most extreames.But always resolute in most extremes.extreme (n.)

old form: extreames
hardship, tribulation, privation
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He then, that is not furnish'd in this sort,He then that is not furnished in this sortsort (n.)
way, manner
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furnish (v.)

old form: furnish'd
endow, equip, have qualities
Doth but vsurpe the Sacred name of Knight,Doth but usurp the sacred name of knight,sacred (adj.)
revered, respected [as if a holy thing]
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Prophaning this most Honourable Order,Profaning this most honourable order, 1H6 IV.i.41
And should (if I were worthy to be Iudge)And should, if I were worthy to be judge, 1H6 IV.i.42
Be quite degraded, like a Hedge-borne Swaine,Be quite degraded, like a hedge-born swainquite (adv.)
totally, completely, entirely
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swain (n.)

old form: Swaine
[contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
degrade (v.)
lower in rank, reduce in degree
That doth presume to boast of Gentle blood.That doth presume to boast of gentle blood.gentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
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Staine to thy Countrymen, thou hear'st thy doom:Stain to thy countrymen, thou hearest thy doom.stain (n.)

old form: Staine
disgrace, shame
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doom (n.)
judgement, sentence, decision
Be packing therefore, thou that was't a knight:Be packing therefore, thou that wast a knight;pack (v.)
take [oneself] off, be off, depart
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Henceforth we banish thee on paine of death.Henceforth we banish thee on pain of death. 1H6 IV.i.47
Exit Falstaff 1H6 IV.i.47
And now Lord Protector, view the LetterAnd now, Lord Protector, view the letter 1H6 IV.i.48
Sent from our Vnckle Duke of Burgundy.Sent from our uncle Duke of Burgundy. 1H6 IV.i.49
(looking at the outside of the letter) 1H6 IV.i.50.1
What meanes his Grace, that he hath chaung'd his Stile?What means his grace that he hath changed his style?style (n.)

old form: Stile
mode of address, formal title
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No more but plaine and bluntly? (To the King.)No more but plain and bluntly ‘ To the King?’ 1H6 IV.i.51
Hath he forgot he is his Soueraigne?Hath he forgot he is his sovereign? 1H6 IV.i.52
Or doth this churlish SuperscriptionOr doth this churlish superscriptionchurlish (adj.)
rude, blunt, ungracious
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superscription (n.)
address, direction [on a letter]
Pretend some alteration in good will?Pretend some alteration in good will?pretend (v.)
import, imply, mean
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What's heere? I haue vpon especiall cause,What's here? (He reads) I have, upon especial cause, 1H6 IV.i.55
Mou'd with compassion of my Countries wracke,Moved with compassion of my country's wrack,wrack (n.)

old form: wracke
destruction, ruin
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Together with the pittifull complaintsTogether with the pitiful complaints 1H6 IV.i.57
Of such as your oppression feedes vpon,Of such as your oppression feeds upon, 1H6 IV.i.58
Forsaken your pernitious Faction,Forsaken your pernicious faction, 1H6 IV.i.59
And ioyn'd with Charles, the rightfull king of France.And joined with Charles, the rightful King of France. 1H6 IV.i.60
O monstrous Treachery: Can this be so?O, monstrous treachery! Can this be so? 1H6 IV.i.61
That in alliance, amity, and oathes,That in alliance, amity, and oaths 1H6 IV.i.62
There should be found such false dissembling guile?There should be found such false dissembling guile?false (adj.)
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
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guile (n.)
cunning, deceit, treachery
dissembling (adj.)
deceitful, hypocritical, false
King. KING 
What? doth my Vnckle Burgundy reuolt?What? Doth my uncle Burgundy revolt?revolt (v.)

old form: reuolt
change sides, alter allegiance, desert
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He doth my Lord, and is become your foe.He doth, my lord, and is become your foe. 1H6 IV.i.65
King. KING 
Is that the worst this Letter doth containe?Is that the worst this letter doth contain? 1H6 IV.i.66
It is the worst, and all (my Lord) he writes.It is the worst, and all, my lord, he writes. 1H6 IV.i.67
Why then Lord Talbot there shal talk with him,Why then, Lord Talbot there shall talk with him 1H6 IV.i.68
And giue him chasticement for this abuse.And give him chastisement for this abuse.chastisement (n.)

old form: chasticement
punishment, retribution, correction
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abuse (n.)
deception, hoax, fraud
How say you (my Lord) are you not content?How say you, my lord; are you not content?content (adj.)
agreeable, willing, ready
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Content, my Liege? Yes: But yt I am preuented,Content, my liege? Yes; but that I am prevented,prevent (v.)

old form: preuented
forestall, anticipate
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liege (n.)
lord, sovereign
I should haue begg'd I might haue bene employd.I should have begged I might have been employed. 1H6 IV.i.72
King. KING 
Then gather strength, and march vnto him straight:Then gather strength and march unto him straight;straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
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strength (n.)
troops, forces, resources, followers
Let him perceiue how ill we brooke his Treason,Let him perceive how ill we brook his treason,ill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
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brook (v.)

old form: brooke
endure, tolerate, put up with
And what offence it is to flout his Friends.And what offence it is to flout his friends.offence (n.)
damage, injury, harm
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flout (v.)
insult, abuse, mock
I go my Lord, in heart desiring stillI go, my lord, in heart desiring stillstill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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You may behold confusion of your foes.You may behold confusion of your foes.confusion (n.)
destruction, overthrow, ruin
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Exit 1H6 IV.i.77
Enter Vernon and Bassit.Enter Vernon and Basset 1H6 IV.i.78.1
Grant me the Combate, gracious Soueraigne.Grant me the combat, gracious sovereign.combat (n.)

old form: Combate
duel, trial by duel
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And me (my Lord) grant me the Combate too.And me, my lord, grant me the combat too. 1H6 IV.i.79
This is my Seruant, heare him Noble Prince.This is my servant; hear him, noble prince.servant (n.)

old form: Seruant
follower, retainer, attendant
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And this is mine (sweet Henry) fauour him.And this is mine; sweet Henry, favour him. 1H6 IV.i.81
King. KING 
Be patient Lords, and giue them leaue to speak.Be patient, lords, and give them leave to speak. 1H6 IV.i.82
Say Gentlemen, what makes you thus exclaime,Say, gentlemen, what makes you thus exclaim, 1H6 IV.i.83
And wherefore craue you Combate? Or with whom?And wherefore crave you combat, or with whom?crave (v.)

old form: craue
need, demand, require
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With him (my Lord) for he hath done me wrong.With him, my lord, for he hath done me wrong. 1H6 IV.i.85
And I with him, for he hath done me wrong.And I with him, for he hath done me wrong. 1H6 IV.i.86
What is that wrong, wherof you both complainWhat is that wrong whereof you both complain? 1H6 IV.i.87
First let me know, and then Ile answer you.First let me know, and then I'll answer you. 1H6 IV.i.88
Crossing the Sea, from England into France,Crossing the sea from England into France, 1H6 IV.i.89
This Fellow heere with enuious carping tongue,This fellow here with envious carping tongueenvious (adj.)

old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
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Vpbraided me about the Rose I weare,Upbraided me about the rose I wear, 1H6 IV.i.91
Saying, the sanguine colour of the LeauesSaying the sanguine colour of the leavessanguine (adj.)
blood-red, deep red
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leaf (n.)

old form: Leaues
Did represent my Masters blushing cheekes:Did represent my master's blushing cheeks 1H6 IV.i.93
When stubbornly he did repugne the truth,When stubbornly he did repugn the truthrepugn (v.)

old form: repugne
reject, oppose, deny
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About a certaine question in the Law,About a certain question in the law 1H6 IV.i.95
Argu'd betwixt the Duke of Yorke, and him:Argued betwixt the Duke of York and him; 1H6 IV.i.96
With other vile and ignominious tearmes.With other vile and ignominious terms. 1H6 IV.i.97
In confutation of which rude reproach,In confutation of which rude reproach,rude (adj.)
ignorant, unlearned, uneducated
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confutation (n.)
rebuttal, refutation, disproof
And in defence of my Lords worthinesse,And in defence of my lord's worthiness, 1H6 IV.i.99
I craue the benefit of Law of Armes.I crave the benefit of law of arms.crave (v.)

old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
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benefit (n.)
privilege, right, prerogative
And that is my petition (Noble Lord:)And that is my petition, noble lord; 1H6 IV.i.101
For though he seeme with forged queint conceiteFor though he seem with forged quaint conceitquaint (adj.)

old form: queint
artful, cunning
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forged (adj.)
false, counterfeit, spurious
conceit (n.)

old form: conceite
design, ingenuity, conception
To set a glosse vpon his bold intent,To set a gloss upon his bold intent,gloss (n.)

old form: glosse
deceptive appearance, plausibility
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intent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
Yet know (my Lord) I was prouok'd by him,Yet know, my lord, I was provoked by him, 1H6 IV.i.104
And he first tooke exceptions at this badge,And he first took exceptions at this badge,exception (n.)
(often plural) objection, dislike, disapproval
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at (prep.)
Pronouncing that the palenesse of this Flower,Pronouncing that the paleness of this flower 1H6 IV.i.106
Bewray'd the faintnesse of my Masters heart.Bewrayed the faintness of my master's heart.faintness (n.)

old form: faintnesse
cowardice, fearfulness, timidity
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bewray (v.)

old form: Bewray'd
betray, reveal, expose
Will not this malice Somerset be left?Will not this malice, Somerset, be left?leave (v.)
cease, stop, give up
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Your priuate grudge my Lord of York, wil out,Your private grudge, my lord of York, will out, 1H6 IV.i.109
Though ne're so cunningly you smother it.Though ne'er so cunningly you smother it. 1H6 IV.i.110
King. KING 
Good Lord, what madnesse rules in braine-sicke men,Good Lord, what madness rules in brain-sick men,brainsick, brain-sick (adj.)

old form: braine-sicke
foolish, addle-headed
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When for so slight and friuolous a cause,When for so slight and frivolous a causefrivolous (adj.)

old form: friuolous
groundless, insufficient, paltry
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Such factious amulations shall arise?Such factious emulations shall arise!emulation (n.)

old form: æmulations
ambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
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factious (adj.)
sectarian, partisan, arising from factions
Good Cosins both of Yorke and Somerset,Good cousins both, of York and Somerset, 1H6 IV.i.114
Quiet your selues (I pray) and be at peace.Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace. 1H6 IV.i.115
Let this dissention first be tried by fight,Let his dissension first be tried by fight, 1H6 IV.i.116
And then your Highnesse shall command a Peace.And then your highness shall command a peace. 1H6 IV.i.117
The quarrell toucheth none but vs alone,The quarrel toucheth none but us alone;touch (v.)
affect, concern, regard, relate to
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Betwixt our selues let vs decide it then.Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then. 1H6 IV.i.119
There is my pledge, accept it Somerset.There is my pledge; accept it, Somerset.pledge (n.)
glove [thrown down], gage
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Nay, let it rest where it began at first.Nay, let it rest where it began at first.rest (v.)
remain, stay, stand
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Confirme it so, mine honourable Lord.Confirm it so, mine honourable lord. 1H6 IV.i.122
Confirme it so? Confounded be your strife,Confirm it so? Confounded be your strife,confound (v.)
destroy, overthrow, ruin
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And perish ye with your audacious prate,And perish ye with your audacious prate!prate (n.)
prattle, chatter, blather
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Presumptuous vassals, are you not asham'dPresumptuous vassals, are you not ashamedvassal (n.)
servant, slave, subject
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With this immodest clamorous outrage,With this immodest clamorous outrageimmodest (adj.)
arrogant, insolent, shameless
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outrage (n.)
passionate expression, emotional outcry
To trouble and disturbe the King, and Vs?To trouble and disturb the King and us? 1H6 IV.i.127
And you my Lords, me thinkes you do not wellAnd you, my lords, methinks you do not wellmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
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To beare with their peruerse Obiections:To bear with their perverse objections,objection (n.)

old form: Obiections
accusation, charge, allegation
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Much lesse to take occasion from their mouthes,Much less to take occasion from their mouthsoccasion (n.)
circumstance, opportunity
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To raise a mutiny betwixt your selues.To raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves.mutiny (n.)
riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
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Let me perswade you take a better course.Let me persuade you take a better course.course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
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It greeues his Highnesse, / Good my Lords, be Friends.It grieves his highness. Good my lords, be friends. 1H6 IV.i.133
King. KING 
Come hither you that would be Combatants:Come hither, you that would be combatants. 1H6 IV.i.134
Henceforth I charge you, as you loue our fauour,Henceforth I charge you, as you love our favour, 1H6 IV.i.135
Quite to forget this Quarrell, and the cause.Quite to forget this quarrel and the cause. 1H6 IV.i.136
And you my Lords: Remember where we are,And you, my lords, remember where we are –  1H6 IV.i.137
In France, amongst a fickle wauering Nation:In France, amongst a fickle, wavering nation; 1H6 IV.i.138
If they perceyue dissention in our lookes,If they perceive dissension in our looks 1H6 IV.i.139
And that within our selues we disagree;And that within ourselves we disagree,within (prep.)
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How will their grudging stomackes be prouok'dHow will their grudging stomachs be provokedstomach (n.)

old form: stomackes
feelings, temper, state of mind
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grudging (adj.)
resentful, embittered, aggrieved
To wilfull Disobedience, and Rebell?To wilful disobedience, and rebel! 1H6 IV.i.142
Beside, What infamy will there arise,Beside, what infamy will there ariseinfamy (n.)
bad report, terrible reputation
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When Forraigne Princes shall be certified,When foreign princes shall be certifiedcertify (v.)
inform, assure, demonstrate to
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That for a toy, a thing of no regard,That for a toy, a thing of no regard,toy (n.)
whim, caprice, trifling matter
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regard (n.)
respect, repute, esteem
King Henries Peeres, and cheefe Nobility,King Henry's peers and chief nobility 1H6 IV.i.146
Destroy'd themselues, and lost the Realme of France?Destroyed themselves and lost the realm of France! 1H6 IV.i.147
Oh thinke vpon the Conquest of my Father,O, think upon the conquest of my father, 1H6 IV.i.148
My tender yeares, and let vs not forgoeMy tender years, and let us not forgoforgo (v.)

old form: forgoe
lose, part with, give up
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That for a trifle, that was bought with blood.That for a trifle that was bought with blood! 1H6 IV.i.150
Let me be Vmper in this doubtfull strife:Let me be umpire in this doubtful strife.doubtful (adj.)

old form: doubtfull
worrisome, disquieting; or: of uncertain outcome
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I see no reason if I weare this Rose,I see no reason, if I wear this rose, 1H6 IV.i.152
(He puts on a red rose) 1H6 IV.i.153
That any one should therefore be suspitiousThat anyone should therefore be suspicious 1H6 IV.i.153
I more incline to Somerset, than Yorke:I more incline to Somerset than York;incline to (v.)
lean towards, favour, support
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Both are my kinsmen, and I loue them both.Both are my kinsmen, and I love them both. 1H6 IV.i.155
As well they may vpbray'd me with my Crowne,As well they may upbraid me with my crown 1H6 IV.i.156
Because (forsooth) the King of Scots is Crown'd.Because, forsooth, the King of Scots is crowned.forsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
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But your discretions better can perswade,But your discretions better can persuade 1H6 IV.i.158
Then I am able to instruct or teach:Than I am able to instruct or teach; 1H6 IV.i.159
And therefore, as we hither came in peace,And, therefore, as we hither came in peace, 1H6 IV.i.160
So let vs still continue peace, and loue.So let us still continue peace and love.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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Cosin of Yorke, we institute your GraceCousin of York, we institute your graceinstitute (v.)
appoint, name, place in office
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To be our Regent in these parts of France:To be our Regent in these parts of France; 1H6 IV.i.163
And good my Lord of Somerset, vniteAnd, good my lord of Somerset, unite 1H6 IV.i.164
Your Troopes of horsemen, with his Bands of foote,Your troops of horsemen with his bands of foot;foot (n.)

old form: foote
foot-soldiers, infantry
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And like true Subiects, sonnes of your Progenitors,And like true subjects, sons of your progenitors,progenitor (n.)
forefather, ancestor, forebear
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Go cheerefully together, and digestGo cheerfully together and digestdigest, disgest (v.)
dissipate, disperse, get rid of
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Your angry Choller on your Enemies.Your angry choler on your enemies.choler (n.)

old form: Choller
anger, rage, wrath
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Our Selfe, my Lord Protector, and the rest,Ourself, my Lord Protector, and the rest 1H6 IV.i.169
After some respit, will returne to Calice;After some respite will return to Calais;respite (n.)

old form: respit
interval, pause, delay
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From thence to England, where I hope ere longFrom thence to England, where I hope ere long 1H6 IV.i.171
To be presented by your Victories,To be presented, by your victories, 1H6 IV.i.172
With Charles, Alanson, and that Traiterous rout.With Charles, Alençon, and that traitorous rout.rout (n.)
rabble, mob, disorderly crowd
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Exeunt. Flourish. Exeunt all but Richard Duke of 1H6 IV.i.173.1
Manet Yorke, Warwick, Exeter, Vernon.York, Warwick, Exeter, Vernon 1H6 IV.i.173.2
My Lord of Yorke, I promise you the KingMy Lord of York, I promise you, the Kingpromise (v.)
assure, declare [to], tell plainly
1H6 IV.i.174
Prettily (me thought) did play the Orator.)Prettily, methought, did play the orator.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thought
it seems / seemed to me
1H6 IV.i.175
And so he did, but yet I like it not,And so he did; but yet I like it not, 1H6 IV.i.176
In that he weares the badge of Somerset.In that he wears the badge of Somerset. 1H6 IV.i.177
Tush, that was but his fancie, blame him not,Tush, that was but his fancy; blame him not; 1H6 IV.i.178
I dare presume (sweet Prince) he thought no harme.I dare presume, sweet prince, he thought no harm. 1H6 IV.i.179
And if I wish he did. But let it rest,An if I wist he did – but let it rest;wist (v.), past form of wit
knew for certain
1H6 IV.i.180
an if (conj.)
Other affayres must now be managed. Other affairs must now be managed. 1H6 IV.i.181
Exeunt. Flourish. Manet Exeter.Exeunt all but Exeter 1H6 IV.i.181
Well didst thou Richard to suppresse thy voice:Well didst thou, Richard, to suppress thy voice; 1H6 IV.i.182
For had the passions of thy heart burst out,For, had the passions of thy heart burst out, 1H6 IV.i.183
I feare we should haue seene decipher'd thereI fear we should have seen deciphered theredecipher (v.)

old form: decipher'd
discover, detect, find out
1H6 IV.i.184
More rancorous spight, more furious raging broyles,More rancorous spite, more furious raging broils,broil (n.)

old form: broyles
turmoil, confused fighting, battle
1H6 IV.i.185
Then yet can be imagin'd or suppos'd:Than yet can be imagined or supposed.suppose (v.)

old form: suppos'd
guess at, speculate about
1H6 IV.i.186
But howsoere, no simple man that seesBut howsoe'er, no simple man that seessimple (adj.)
common, ordinary, average, humble
1H6 IV.i.187
This iarring discord of Nobilitie,This jarring discord of nobility, 1H6 IV.i.188
This shouldering of each other in the Court,This shouldering of each other in the court,shouldering (n.)
pushing with the shoulder, jostling
1H6 IV.i.189
This factious bandying of their Fauourites,This factious bandying of their favourites,factious (adj.)
sectarian, partisan, arising from factions
1H6 IV.i.190
favourite (n.)

old form: Fauourites
follower, supporter, ally
bandying (n.)
verbal strife, exchange of words
But that it doth presage some ill euent.But that it doth presage some ill event.event (n.)

old form: euent
outcome, issue, consequence
1H6 IV.i.191
ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
presage (v.)
signify, indicate
'Tis much, when Scepters are in Childrens hands:'Tis much when sceptres are in children's hands;much (adj.)
serious, of great matter
1H6 IV.i.192
But more, when Enuy breeds vnkinde deuision,But more when envy breeds unkind division.envy (n.)

old form: Enuy
malice, ill-will, enmity
1H6 IV.i.193
unkind (adj.)

old form: vnkinde
unnatural, abnormal, aberrant
division (n.)

old form: deuision
dissension, discord, disunity
There comes the ruine, there begins confusion. There comes the ruin, there begins confusion.confusion (n.)
destruction, overthrow, ruin
1H6 IV.i.194
Exit.Exit 1H6 IV.i.194
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