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Henry VI Part 3

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A lowd alarum. Enter Clifford Wounded.A loud alarum. Enter Clifford, wounded 3H6
Heere burnes my Candle out; I, heere it dies,Here burns my candle out; ay, here it dies, 3H6
Which whiles it lasted, gaue King Henry light.Which, whiles it lasted, gave King Henry light. 3H6
O Lancaster! I feare thy ouerthrow,O Lancaster, I fear thy overthrow 3H6
More then my Bodies parting with my Soule:More than my body's parting with my soul! 3H6
My Loue and Feare, glew'd many Friends to thee,My love and fear glued many friends to thee;glue (v.)

old form: glew'd
attach, join, bring together
fear (n.)

old form: Feare
formidableness, ability to inspire fear
And now I fall. Thy tough Commixtures melts,And, now I fall, thy tough commixture melts,commixture (n.)
composition, compound, union
Impairing Henry, strength'ning misproud Yorke;Impairing Henry, strengthening misproud York.misproud (adj.)
wrongly proud, arrogant, high and mighty

The common people swarm like summer flies; 3H6
And whether flye the Gnats, but to the Sunne?And whither fly the gnats but to the sun? 3H6
And who shines now, but Henries Enemies?And who shines now but Henry's enemies? 3H6
O Phoebus! had'st thou neuer giuen consent,O Phoebus, hadst thou never given consentPhoebus (n.)
[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
That Phaeton should checke thy fiery Steeds,That Phaethon should check thy fiery steeds,check (v.)

old form: checke
take the reins of, control, manage
Phaethon, Phaeton (n.)
[pron: 'fayuhton] son of Helios, the Greek sun-god, who tried to drive his chariot but was destroyed when he drove it too near Earth
Thy burning Carre neuer had scorch'd the earth.Thy burning car never had scorched the earth!car (n.)

old form: Carre
carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
And Henry, had'st thou sway'd as Kings should do,And, Henry, hadst thou swayed as kings should do,sway (v.)

old form: sway'd
control, rule, direct, govern
Or as thy Father, and his Father did,Or as thy father and his father did, 3H6
Giuing no ground vnto the house of Yorke,Giving no ground unto the house of York, 3H6
They neuer then had sprung like Sommer Flyes:They never then had sprung like summer flies;spring (v.)
spring up, rise up, multiply
I, and ten thousand in this lucklesse Realme,I and ten thousand in this luckless realm 3H6
Hed left no mourning Widdowes for our death,Had left no mourning widows for our death; 3H6
And thou this day, had'st kept thy Chaire in peace.And thou this day hadst kept thy chair in peace.chair (n.)

old form: Chaire
For what doth cherrish Weeds, but gentle ayre?For what doth cherish weeds but gentle air?cherish (v.)

old form: cherrish
nourish, cause to grow
gentle (adj.)
soft, tender, kind
And what makes Robbers bold, but too much lenity?And what makes robbers bold but too much lenity?lenity (n.)
mildness, gentleness, mercifulness
Bootlesse are Plaints, and Curelesse are my Wounds:Bootless are plaints, and cureless are my wounds;plaint (n.)
lamentation, expression of sorrow
bootless (adj.)

old form: Bootlesse
useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
cureless (adj.)

old form: Curelesse
incurable, fatal, without remedy
No way to flye, nor strength to hold out flight:No way to fly, nor strength to hold out flight;hold out (v.)
sustain, maintain, keep up
The Foe is mercilesse, and will not pitty:The foe is merciless and will not pity, 3H6
For at their hands I haue deseru'd no pitty.For at their hands I have deserved no pity. 3H6
The ayre hath got into my deadly Wounds,The air hath got into my deadly wounds, 3H6
And much effuse of blood, doth make me faint:And much effuse of blood doth make me faint.effuse (n.)
effusion, outflow, pouring out
faint (adj.)
weak, fatigued, lacking in strength
Come Yorke, and Richard, Warwicke, and the rest,Come, York and Richard, Warwick and the rest; 3H6
I stab'd your Fathers bosomes; Split my brest.I stabbed your fathers' bosoms; split my breast. 3H6

He faints 3H6
Alarum & Retreat. Enter Edward, Warwicke, Richard, Alarum and retreat. Enter Edward, Richard, George, 3H6
and Soldiers, Montague, & Clarence.Warwick, Montague, and soldiers 3H6
Now breath we Lords, good fortune bids vs pause,Now breathe we, lords; good fortune bids us pause,breathe (v.)

old form: breath
catch breath, pause, rest
And smooth the frownes of War, with peacefull lookes:And smooth the frowns of war with peaceful looks. 3H6
Some Troopes pursue the bloody-minded Queene,Some troops pursue the bloody-minded Queen,bloody-minded (adj.)
bloodthirsty, ready to shed someone's blood
That led calme Henry, though he were a King,That led calm Henry, though he were a king,lead (v.)
govern, dominate, direct
As doth a Saile, fill'd with a fretting GustAs doth a sail, filled with a fretting gust,fretting (adj.)
intermittently blowing, squalling
Command an Argosie to stemme the Waues.Command an argosy to stem the waves.stem (v.)

old form: stemme
cut through, make headway against
argosy (n.)

old form: Argosie
large merchant ship
command (v.)
force, control, drive
But thinke you (Lords) that Clifford fled with them?But think you, lords, that Clifford fled with them? 3H6
No, 'tis impossible he should escape:No, 'tis impossible he should escape; 3H6
(For though before his face I speake the words)For, though before his face I speak the words, 3H6
Your Brother Richard markt him for the Graue.Your brother Richard marked him for the grave;mark (v.)

old form: markt
destine, brand, designate
And wheresoere he is, hee's surely dead. And wheresoe'er he is, he's surely dead. 3H6
Clifford gronesClifford groans and then dies 3H6
Whose soule is that which takes hir heauy leaue?Whose soul is that which takes her heavy leave?heavy (adj.)

old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
A deadly grone, like life and deaths departing.A deadly groan, like life and death's departing.departing (n.)
separation, parting, division
See who it is. / And now the Battailes ended,See who it is; and, now the battle's ended, 3H6
If Friend or Foe, let him be gently vsed.If friend or foe, let him be gently used.gently (adv.)
like a gentleman, honourably, with dignity
use (v.)

old form: vsed
treat, deal with, manage
Reuoke that doome of mercy, for 'tis Clifford,Revoke that doom of mercy, for 'tis Clifford;doom (n.)

old form: doome
judgement, sentence, decision
Who not contented that he lopp'd the BranchWho not contented that he lopped the branch 3H6
In hewing Rutland, when his leaues put forth,In hewing Rutland when his leaves put forth, 3H6
But set his murth'ring knife vnto the Roote,But set his murdering knife unto the root 3H6
From whence that tender spray did sweetly spring,From whence that tender spray did sweetly spring:spray (n.)
branch, limb, offshoot
I meane our Princely Father, Duke of Yorke.I mean our princely father, Duke of York. 3H6
From off the gates of Yorke, fetch down ye head,From off the gates of York fetch down the head, 3H6
Your Fathers head, which Clifford placed there:Your father's head, which Clifford placed there; 3H6
In stead whereof, let this supply the roome,Instead whereof let this supply the room:room (n.)

old form: roome
place, space
Measure for measure, must be answered.Measure for measure must be answered.answer (v.)
give in return, repay, requite
Bring forth that fatall Schreechowle to our house,Bring forth that fatal screech-owl to our house,screech-owl (n.)

old form: Schreechowle
barn-owl [thought to be a bird of ill omen]
fatal (adj.)

old form: fatall
ominous, full of foreboding, doom-laden
That nothing sung but death, to vs and ours:That nothing sung but death to us and ours; 3H6
Now death shall stop his dismall threatning sound,Now death shall stop his dismal threatening sounddismal (adj.)

old form: dismall
sinister, ominous, malign
And his ill-boading tongue, no more shall speake.And his ill-boding tongue no more shall speak.ill-boding (adj.)

old form: ill-boading
inauspicious, predicting evil, prophesying doom
I thinke is vnderstanding is bereft:I think his understanding is bereft.bereave (v.)
take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
Speake Clifford, dost thou know who speakes to thee?Speak, Clifford, dost thou know who speaks to thee? 3H6
Darke cloudy death ore-shades his beames of life,Dark cloudy death o'ershades his beams of life,overshade (v.)

old form: ore-shades
overshadow, cast a gloom over
And he nor sees, nor heares vs, what we say.And he nor sees nor hears us what we say. 3H6
O would he did, and so (perhaps) he doth,O, would he did! And so perhaps he doth; 3H6
'Tis but his policy to counterfet,'Tis but his policy to counterfeit,policy (n.)
stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
counterfeit (v.)

old form: counterfet
pretend, feign, make believe
Because he would auoid such bitter tauntsBecause he would avoid such bitter taunts 3H6
Which in the time of death he gaue our Father.Which in the time of death he gave our father. 3H6
If so thou think'st, / Vex him with eager Words.If so thou thinkest, vex him with eager words.eager (adj.)
sharp, cutting
vex (v.)
afflict, trouble, torment
Clifford, aske mercy, and obtaine no grace.Clifford, ask mercy and obtain no grace. 3H6
Clifford, repent in bootlesse penitence.Clifford, repent in bootless penitence.bootless (adj.)

old form: bootlesse
useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
Clifford, deuise excuses for thy faults.Clifford, devise excuses for thy faults.fault (n.)
sin, offence, crime
While we deuise fell Tortures for thy faults.While we devise fell tortures for thy faults.fell (adj.)
cruel, fierce, savage
Thou didd'st loue Yorke, and I am son to Yorke.Thou didst love York, and I am son to York. 3H6
Thou pittied'st Rutland, I will pitty thee.Thou pitied'st Rutland; I will pity thee. 3H6
Where's Captaine Margaret, to fence you now?Where's Captain Margaret to fence you now?fence (v.)
protect, shield, defend
They mocke thee Clifford, / Sweare as thou was't wont.They mock thee, Clifford; swear as thou wast wont.wont (v.)
be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
What, not an Oath? Nay then the world go's hardWhat! Not an oath? Nay, then the world goes hard 3H6
When Clifford cannot spare his Friends an oath:When Clifford cannot spare his friends an oath. 3H6
I know by that he's dead, and by my Soule,I know by that he's dead; and, by my soul, 3H6
If this right hand would buy two houres life,If this right hand would buy two hour's life, 3H6
That I (in all despight) might rayle at him,That I in all despite might rail at him,rail (v.)

old form: rayle
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
despite (n.)

old form: despight
contempt, scorn, disdain
This hand should chop it off: & with the issuing BloodThis hand should chop it off, and with the issuing blood 3H6
Stifle the Villaine, whose vnstanched thirstStifle the villain whose unstanched thirstunstanched (adj.)

old form: vnstanched
unquenchable, insatiable, unable to be satisfied
Yorke, and yong Rutland could not satisfieYork and young Rutland could not satisfy. 3H6
I, but he's dead. Of with the Traitors head,Ay, but he's dead. Off with the traitor's head, 3H6
And reare it in the place your Fathers stands.And rear it in the place your father's stands.rear (v.)

old form: reare
raise, lift up
And now to London with Triumphant march,And now to London with triumphant march, 3H6
There to be crowned Englands Royall King:There to be crowned England's royal king; 3H6
From whence, shall Warwicke cut the Sea to France,From whence shall Warwick cut the sea to France, 3H6
And aske the Ladie Bona for thy Queene:And ask the Lady Bona for thy queen. 3H6
So shalt thou sinow both these Lands together,So shalt thou sinew both these lands together;sinew (v.)

old form: sinow
join strongly, knit, bind
And hauing France thy Friend, thou shalt not dreadAnd, having France thy friend, thou shalt not dreaddread (v.)
fear, anticipate in fear, be anxious about
The scattred Foe, that hopes to rise againe:The scattered foe that hopes to rise again;scattered (adj.)

old form: scattred
dispersed, defeated, disunited
For though they cannot greatly sting to hurt,For though they cannot greatly sting to hurt, 3H6
Yet looke to haue them buz to offend thine eares:Yet look to have them buzz to offend thine ears.look (v.)

old form: looke
be prepared, expect, count on
buzz (v.)

old form: buz
spread false rumours
First, will I see the Coronation,First will I see the coronation, 3H6
And then to Britanny Ile crosse the Sea,And then to Brittany I'll cross the sea 3H6
To effect this marriage, so it please my Lord.To effect this marriage, so it please my lord. 3H6
Euen as thou wilt sweet Warwicke, let it bee:Even as thou wilt, sweet Warwick, let it be; 3H6
For in thy shoulder do I builde my Seate;For in thy shoulder do I build my seat,seat (n.)

old form: Seate
And neuer will I vndertake the thingAnd never will I undertake the thing 3H6
Wherein thy counsaile and consent is wanting:Wherein thy counsel and consent is wanting.want (v.)
lack, need, be without
Richard, I will create thee Duke of Gloucester,Richard, I will create thee Duke of Gloucester, 3H6
And George of Clarence; Warwicke as our Selfe,And George, of Clarence; Warwick, as ourself, 3H6
Shall do, and vndo as him pleaseth best.Shall do and undo as him pleaseth best. 3H6
Let me be Duke of Clarence, George of Gloster,Let me be Duke of Clarence, George of Gloucester; 3H6
For Glosters Dukedome is too ominous.For Gloucester's dukedom is too ominous. 3H6
Tut, that's a foolish obseruation:Tut, that's a foolish observation; 3H6
Richard, be Duke of Gloster: Now to London,Richard, be Duke of Gloucester. Now to London, 3H6
To see these Honors in possession.To see these honours in possession.possession (n.)
actual holding, real ownership, immediate possession
ExeuntExeunt 3H6
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