Henry VI Part 3

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Enter Riuers, and Lady Gray.Enter Rivers and Lady Grey 3H6 IV.iv.1
Madam, what makes you in this sodain change?Madam, what makes you in this sudden change? 3H6 IV.iv.1
Why Brother Riuers, are you yet to learneWhy, brother Rivers, are you yet to learn 3H6 IV.iv.2
What late misfortune is befalne King Edward?What late misfortune is befallen King Edward?late (adj.)
recent, not long past
3H6 IV.iv.3
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell

old form: befalne
happen to, come to
What losse of some pitcht battell / Against Warwicke?What! Loss of some pitched battle against Warwick? 3H6 IV.iv.4
No, but the losse of his owne Royall person.No, but the loss of his own royal person. 3H6 IV.iv.5
Then is my Soueraigne slaine?Then is my sovereign slain? 3H6 IV.iv.6
I almost slaine, for he is taken prisoner,Ay, almost slain, for he is taken prisoner, 3H6 IV.iv.7
Either betrayd by falshood of his Guard,Either betrayed by falsehood of his guardfalsehood (n.)

old form: falshood
disloyalty, treachery, faithlessness
3H6 IV.iv.8
Or by his Foe surpriz'd at vnawares:Or by his foe surprised at unawares;surprise (v.)

old form: surpriz'd
take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
3H6 IV.iv.9
unawares, at

old form: vnawares
And as I further haue to vnderstand,And, as I further have to understand,have (v.)

old form: haue
be given
3H6 IV.iv.10
Is new committed to the Bishop of Yorke,Is new committed to the Bishop of York,commit (v.)
give in charge, consign, send in confinement
3H6 IV.iv.11
Fell Warwickes Brother, and by that our Foe.Fell Warwick's brother and by that our foe.fell (adj.)
cruel, fierce, savage
3H6 IV.iv.12
by (prep.)
as a result of, because of
These Newes I must confesse are full of greefe,These news, I must confess, are full of grief; 3H6 IV.iv.13
Yet gracious Madam, beare it as you may,Yet, gracious madam, bear it as you may; 3H6 IV.iv.14
Warwicke may loose, that now hath wonne the day.Warwick may lose, that now hath won the day. 3H6 IV.iv.15
Till then, faire hope must hinder liues decay:Till then fair hope must hinder life's decay; 3H6 IV.iv.16
And I the rather waine me from dispaireAnd I the rather wean me from despair 3H6 IV.iv.17
For loue of Edwards Off-spring in my wombe:For love of Edward's offspring in my womb. 3H6 IV.iv.18
This is it that makes me bridle passion,This is it that makes me bridle passionpassion (n.)
passionate outburst, emotional passage
3H6 IV.iv.19
bridle (v.)
curb, restrain, keep control of
And beare with Mildnesse my misfortunes crosse:And bear with mildness my misfortune's cross; 3H6 IV.iv.20
I, I, for this I draw in many a teare,Ay, ay, for this I draw in many a teardraw in (v.)
hold back, keep in
3H6 IV.iv.21
And stop the rising of blood-sucking sighes,And stop the rising of blood-sucking sighs, 3H6 IV.iv.22
Least with my sighes or teares, I blast or drowneLest with my sighs or tears I blast or drownblast (v.)
blight, wither, destroy
3H6 IV.iv.23
King Edwards Fruite, true heyre to th' English Crowne.King Edward's fruit, true heir to th' English crown. 3H6 IV.iv.24
But Madam, / Where is Warwicke then become?But, madam, where is Warwick then become?become (v.)
come to (be), to be found, reach
3H6 IV.iv.25
I am inform'd that he comes towards London,I am informed that he comes towards London, 3H6 IV.iv.26
To set the Crowne once more on Henries head,To set the crown once more on Henry's head. 3H6 IV.iv.27
Guesse thou the rest, King Edwards Friends must downe.Guess thou the rest: King Edward's friends must down.down (v.)

old form: downe
fall, go down, be overthrown
3H6 IV.iv.28
But to preuent the Tyrants violence,But to prevent the tyrant's violence – prevent (v.)

old form: preuent
forestall, anticipate
3H6 IV.iv.29
tyrant (n.)
(For trust not him that hath once broken Faith)For trust not him that hath once broken faith –  3H6 IV.iv.30
Ile hence forthwith vnto the Sanctuary,I'll hence forthwith unto the sanctuary,sanctuary (n.)
holy place, church, religious place of safety
3H6 IV.iv.31
To saue (at least) the heire of Edwards right:To save at least the heir of Edward's right.right (n.)
just claim, rights, title
3H6 IV.iv.32
There shall I rest secure from force and fraud:There shall I rest secure from force and fraud.secure (adj.)
free [from], safe [from], untouched [by]
3H6 IV.iv.33
fraud (n.)
trickery, stratagem, artifice
Come therefore let vs flye, while we may flye,Come, therefore, let us fly while we may fly; 3H6 IV.iv.34
If Warwicke take vs, we are sure to dye. If Warwick take us, we are sure to die. 3H6 IV.iv.35
exeunt.Exeunt 3H6 IV.iii.35
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