Henry VI Part 3

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Enter Warwicke and Oxford in England, with Enter Warwick and Oxford in England, with 3H6 IV.ii.1.1
French Souldiors.French soldiers 3H6 IV.ii.1.2
Trust me, my Lord, all hitherto goes well,Trust me, my lord, all hitherto goes well; 3H6 IV.ii.1
The common people by numbers swarme to vs.The common people by numbers swarm to us. 3H6 IV.ii.2
Enter Clarence and Somerset.Enter George and Somerset 3H6 IV.ii.3
But see where Somerset and Clarence comes:But see where Somerset and Clarence comes! 3H6 IV.ii.3
Speake suddenly, my Lords, are wee all friends?Speak suddenly, my lords, are we all friends?suddenly (adv.)
immediately, at once, without delay
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Feare not that, my Lord.Fear not that, my lord. 3H6 IV.ii.5
Then gentle Clarence, welcome vnto Warwicke,Then, gentle Clarence, welcome unto Warwick; 3H6 IV.ii.6
And welcome Somerset: I hold it cowardize,And welcome, Somerset. I hold it cowardice 3H6 IV.ii.7
To rest mistrustfull, where a Noble HeartTo rest mistrustful where a noble heartrest (v.)
remain, stay, stand
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Hath pawn'd an open Hand, in signe of Loue;Hath pawned an open hand in sign of love;pawn (v.)

old form: pawn'd
stake, pledge, risk
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Else might I thinke, that Clarence, Edwards Brother,Else might I think that Clarence, Edward's brother, 3H6 IV.ii.10
Were but a fained friend to our proceedings:Were but a feigned friend to our proceedings; 3H6 IV.ii.11
But welcome sweet Clarence, my Daughter shall be thine.But welcome, sweet Clarence; my daughter shall be thine. 3H6 IV.ii.12
And now, what rests? but in Nights Couerture,And now what rests but, in night's coverture,rest (v.)
remain [to be done], be left
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coverture (n.)

old form: Couerture
protective darkness, cover, concealing shade
Thy Brother being carelessely encamp'd,Thy brother being carelessly encamped,carelessly (adv.)

old form: carelessely
in a negligent manner, without taking proper military precautions
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His Souldiors lurking in the Towne about,His soldiers lurking in the towns about,lurk (v.)
idle, loiter, loaf
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And but attended by a simple Guard,And but attended by a simple guard,simple (adj.)
basic, minimal, small
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attend (v.)
accompany, follow closely, go with
Wee may surprize and take him at our pleasure,We may surprise and take him at our pleasure? 3H6 IV.ii.17
Our Scouts haue found the aduenture very easie:Our scouts have found the adventure very easy;adventure (n.)

old form: aduenture
venture, enterprise, issue, hazard
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That as Vlysses, and stout Diomede,That, as Ulysses and stout Diomedestout (adj.)
brave, valiant, resolute
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Diomed, Diomede (n.)
Greek hero in the Trojan War; lover of Cressida
Ulysses (n.)
[pron: yoo'liseez] son of Laertes, who fought for 10 years in the Trojan War; on his return to Ithaca, he killed the suitors of his wife Penelope
With sleight and manhood stole to Rhesus Tents,With sleight and manhood stole to Rhesus' tents,sleight (n.)
cunning, trickery, crafty deceit
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And brought from thence the Thracian fatall Steeds;And brought from thence the Thracian fatal steeds,fatal (adj.)

old form: fatall
ominous, full of foreboding, doom-laden
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Thracian (adj.)
[pron: 'thraysian] of Thrace; region of ancient NE Greece associated with the worship of Dionysus
So wee, well couer'd with the Nights black Mantle,So we, well covered with the night's black mantle,mantle (n.)
loose sleeveless cloak
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At vnawares may beat downe Edwards Guard,At unawares may beat down Edward's guardunawares, at

old form: vnawares
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And seize himselfe: I say not, slaughter him,And seize himself; I say not ‘ slaughter him ’, 3H6 IV.ii.24
For I intend but onely to surprize him.For I intend but only to surprise him.surprise (v.)

old form: surprize
take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
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You that will follow me to this attempt,You that will follow me to this attempt, 3H6 IV.ii.26
Applaud the Name of Henry, with your Leader.Applaud the name of Henry with your leader. 3H6 IV.ii.27
They all cry, Henry.They all cry, ‘ Henry!’ 3H6 IV.ii.28.1
Why then, let's on our way in silent sort,Why, then, let's on our way in silent sort;sort (n.)
way, manner
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For Warwicke and his friends, God and Saint George.For Warwick and his friends, God and Saint George!George, Saint
in Christian tradition, the patron saint of England, 3rd-c
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Exeunt.Exeunt 3H6 IV.ii.29
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