Henry VI Part 2

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Enter the King, Queene, Protector, Cardinall, andEnter the King, Queen, Gloucester, Cardinal, and 2H6 II.i.1.1
Suffolke, with Faulkners hallowing.Suffolk, with falconers hallooing 2H6 II.i.1.2
Queene. QUEEN 
Beleeue me Lords, for flying at the Brooke,Believe me, lords, for flying at the brook,fly (v.)
hawk, hunt with hawks
2H6 II.i.1
I saw not better sport these seuen yeeres day:I saw not better sport these seven years' day;sport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
2H6 II.i.2
day, these seven years'

old form: seuen yeeres
this past seven years, in a long time
Yet by your leaue, the Winde was very high,Yet, by your leave, the wind was very high, 2H6 II.i.3
And ten to one, old Ioane had not gone out.And, ten to one, old Joan had not gone out. 2H6 II.i.4
King. KING 
But what a point, my Lord, your Faulcon made,But what a point, my lord, your falcon made,point (n.)
[falconry] rising in the air, position [to attack prey]
2H6 II.i.5
And what a pytch she flew aboue the rest:And what a pitch she flew above the rest!pitch (n.)

old form: pytch
height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
2H6 II.i.6
To see how God in all his Creatures workes,To see how God in all his creatures works! 2H6 II.i.7
Yea Man and Birds are fayne of climbing high.Yea, man and birds are fain of climbing high.fain (adj.)

old form: fayne
fond, inclined [to], apt [to]
2H6 II.i.8
No maruell, and it like your Maiestie,No marvel, an it like your majesty,like (v.)
please, suit
2H6 II.i.9
and, an (conj.)
if, whether
My Lord Protectors Hawkes doe towre so well,My Lord Protector's hawks do tower so well;tower (v.)

old form: towre
[falconry] mount up to a great height, circle, soar
2H6 II.i.10
They know their Master loues to be aloft,They know their master loves to be aloft, 2H6 II.i.11
And beares his thoughts aboue his Faulcons Pitch.And bears his thoughts above his falcon's pitch. 2H6 II.i.12
My Lord, 'tis but a base ignoble minde,My lord, 'tis but a base ignoble mindbase (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
2H6 II.i.13
That mounts no higher then a Bird can sore:That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. 2H6 II.i.14
I thought as much, hee would be aboue the Clouds.I thought as much; he would be above the clouds. 2H6 II.i.15
I my Lord Cardinall, how thinke you by that?Ay, my lord Cardinal, how think you by that? 2H6 II.i.16
Were it not good your Grace could flye to Heauen?Were it not good your grace could fly to heaven? 2H6 II.i.17
King. KING 
The Treasurie of euerlasting Ioy.The treasury of everlasting joy. 2H6 II.i.18
Thy Heauen is on Earth, thine Eyes & ThoughtsThy heaven is on earth; thine eyes and thoughts 2H6 II.i.19
Beat on a Crowne, the Treasure of thy Heart,Beat on a crown, the treasure of thy heart,beat on / upon (v.)
be obsessed by, be preoccupied with
2H6 II.i.20
Pernitious Protector, dangerous Peere,Pernicious Protector, dangerous peer,pernicious (adj.)

old form: Pernitious
destructive, dangerous, ruinous
2H6 II.i.21
dangerous (adj.)
threatening, severe, menacing
That smooth'st it so with King and Common-weale.That smoothest it so with King and commonweal!smooth (v.)

old form: smooth'st
adopt a flattering manner, make a plausible show, conciliate
2H6 II.i.22
commonweal, commonwealth (n.)

old form: Common-weale
state, nation, community, body politic
What, Cardinall? / Is your Priest-hood growne peremptorie?What, Cardinal, is your priesthood grown peremptory?peremptory (adj.)

old form: peremptorie
overbearing, imperious, dictatorial
2H6 II.i.23
Tantane animis Colestibus ira, Tantaene animis coelestibus irae? tantaene...
is there so much anger in heavenly minds?
2H6 II.i.24
Church-men so hot? / Good Vnckle hide such mallice:Churchmen so hot? Good uncle, hide such malice;hot (adj.)
hot-tempered, angry, passionate
2H6 II.i.25
With such Holynesse can you doe it?With such holiness can you do it? 2H6 II.i.26
No mallice Sir, no more then well becomesNo malice, sir; no more than well becomesbecome (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
2H6 II.i.27
So good a Quarrell, and so bad a Peere.So good a quarrel and so bad a peer.good (adj.)
just, right, commendable
2H6 II.i.28
As who, my Lord?As who, my lord? 2H6 II.i.29.1
Why, as you, my Lord,Why, as you, my lord, 2H6 II.i.29.2
An't like your Lordly Lords Protectorship.An't like your lordly Lord's Protectorship. 2H6 II.i.30
Why Suffolke, England knowes thine insolence.Why, Suffolk, England knows thine insolence.insolence (n.)
overbearing pride, haughtiness, presumptuous arrogance
2H6 II.i.31
Queene. QUEEN 
And thy Ambition, Gloster.And thy ambition, Gloucester. 2H6 II.i.32.1
King. KING 
I prythee peace, I prithee, peace, 2H6 II.i.32.2
good Queene, / And whet not on these furious Peeres,Good Queen, and whet not on these furious peers;whet on (v.)
encourage, incite, egg on
2H6 II.i.33
For blessed are the Peace-makers on Earth.For blessed are the peace-makers on earth. 2H6 II.i.34
Let me be blessed for the Peace I makeLet me be blessed for the peace I make 2H6 II.i.35
Against this prowd Protector with my Sword.Against this proud Protector with my sword! 2H6 II.i.36
(aside to Cardinal) 2H6 II.i.37
Faith holy Vnckle, would't were come to that.Faith, holy uncle, would 'twere come to that! 2H6 II.i.37
(aside to Gloucester) 2H6 II.i.38.1
Marry, when thou dar'st.Marry, when thou darest.marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
2H6 II.i.38
(aside to Cardinal) 2H6 II.i.39.1
Make vp no factious numbers for the matter,Make up no factious numbers for the matter;factious (adj.)
sectarian, partisan, arising from factions
2H6 II.i.39
In thine owne person answere thy abuse.In thine own person answer thy abuse.abuse (n.)
offence, wrong, insult, transgression
2H6 II.i.40
(aside to Gloucester) 2H6 II.i.41.1
I, where thou dar'st not peepe: / And if thou dar'st,Ay, where thou darest not peep; an if thou darest,peep (v.)
appear, show one's face
2H6 II.i.41
an if (conj.)
this Euening, / On the East side of the Groue.This evening on the east side of the grove. 2H6 II.i.42
King. KING 
How now, my Lords?How now, my lords? 2H6 II.i.43.1
Beleeue me, Cousin Gloster,Believe me, cousin Gloucester, 2H6 II.i.43.2
Had not your man put vp the Fowle so suddenly,Had not your man put up the fowl so suddenly,put up (v.)

old form: vp
make rise from cover, raise
2H6 II.i.44
We had had more sport. Come with thy two-hand Sword.We had had more sport. (aside to Gloucester) Come with thy two-hand sword. 2H6 II.i.45
True Vnckle, True, uncle. 2H6 II.i.46
(aside to Gloucester) 2H6 II.i.47.1
are ye aduis'd? / The East side of the Groue:Are ye advised? The east side of the grove.advised, avised (adj.)
agreed, in accord, determined
2H6 II.i.47
(aside to Cardinal) 2H6 II.i.48
Cardinall, I am with you.Cardinal, I am with you. 2H6 II.i.48.1
King. KING 
Why how now, Vnckle Gloster?Why, how now, uncle Gloucester? 2H6 II.i.48.2
Talking of Hawking; nothing else, my Lord.Talking of hawking; nothing else, my lord. 2H6 II.i.49
(aside to Cardinal) 2H6 II.i.50
Now by Gods Mother, Priest, / Ile shaue your Crowne for this,Now, by God's mother, priest, I'll shave your crown for this, 2H6 II.i.50
Or all my Fence shall fayle.Or all my fence shall fail.fence (n.)
fencing ability, skill at swordplay
2H6 II.i.51.1
fail (v.)
fall short, let down, disappoint
(aside to Gloucester) 2H6 II.i.51
Medice teipsum, Medice, teipsummedice...
physician, heal thyself
2H6 II.i.51.2
Protector see to't well, protect your selfe.Protector, see to't well; protect yourself. 2H6 II.i.52
King. KING 
The Windes grow high, / So doe your Stomacks, Lords:The winds grow high; so do your stomachs, lords.stomach (n.)

old form: Stomacks
anger, resentment, vexation
2H6 II.i.53
How irkesome is this Musick to my heart?How irksome is this music to my heart! 2H6 II.i.54
When such Strings iarre, what hope of Harmony?When such strings jar, what hope of harmony?jar (v.)

old form: iarre
grate, sound discordantly
2H6 II.i.55
I pray my Lords let me compound this strife.I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.compound (v.)
agree, settle
2H6 II.i.56
Enter one crying a Miracle.Enter a Man crying ‘ A miracle!’ 2H6 II.i.57
What meanes this noyse?What means this noise? 2H6 II.i.57
Fellow, what Miracle do'st thou proclayme?Fellow, what miracle dost thou proclaim? 2H6 II.i.58
One. MAN 
A Miracle, a Miracle.A miracle! A miracle! 2H6 II.i.59
Suffolke. SUFFOLK 
Come to the King, and tell him what Miracle. Come to the King and tell him what miracle. 2H6 II.i.60
One. MAN 
Forsooth, a blinde man at Saint Albones Shrine,Forsooth, a blind man at Saint Alban's shrineforsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
2H6 II.i.61
Within this halfe houre hath receiu'd his sight,Within this half-hour hath received his sight, 2H6 II.i.62
A man that ne're saw in his life before.A man that ne'er saw in his life before. 2H6 II.i.63
King. KING 
Now God be prays'd, that to beleeuing SoulesNow God be praised, that to believing souls 2H6 II.i.64
Giues Light in Darknesse, Comfort in Despaire.Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair! 2H6 II.i.65
Enter the Maior of Saint Albones, and his Brethren,Enter the Mayor of Saint Albans and his brethren, 2H6 II.i.66.1
bearing the man betweene two with music, bearing the man Simpcox between two 2H6 II.i.66.2
in a Chayre.in a chair; Simpcox's Wife and others following 2H6 II.i.66.3
Here comes the Townes-men, on Procession,Here comes the townsmen, on procession, 2H6 II.i.66
To present your Highnesse with the man.To present your highness with the man. 2H6 II.i.67
King. KING 
Great is his comfort in this Earthly Vale,Great is his comfort in this earthly vale, 2H6 II.i.68
Although by his sight his sinne be multiplyed.Although by his sight his sin be multiplied. 2H6 II.i.69
Stand by, my Masters, bring him neere the King,Stand by, my masters; bring him near the King. 2H6 II.i.70
His Highnesse pleasure is to talke with him.His highness' pleasure is to talk with him. 2H6 II.i.71
King. KING 
Good-fellow, tell vs here the circumstance,Good fellow, tell us here the circumstance, 2H6 II.i.72
That we for thee may glorifie the Lord.That we for thee may glorify the Lord. 2H6 II.i.73
What, hast thou beene long blinde, and now restor'd?What, hast thou been long blind and now restored? 2H6 II.i.74
Borne blinde, and't please your Grace.Born blind, an't please your grace. 2H6 II.i.75
Wife. WIFE 
I indeede was he.Ay, indeed was he. 2H6 II.i.76
What Woman is this?What woman is this? 2H6 II.i.77
Wife. WIFE 
His Wife, and't like your Worship.His wife, an't like your worship. 2H6 II.i.78
Hadst thou been his Mother, thou could'st Hadst thou been his mother, thou couldst 2H6 II.i.79
haue better told.have better told. 2H6 II.i.80
King. KING 
Where wert thou borne?Where wert thou born? 2H6 II.i.81
At Barwick in the North, and't like your Grace.At Berwick in the north, an't like your grace. 2H6 II.i.82
King. KING 
Poore Soule, / Gods goodnesse hath beene great to thee:Poor soul, God's goodness hath been great to thee. 2H6 II.i.83
Let neuer Day nor Night vnhallowed passe,Let never day nor night unhallowed pass,unhallowed (adj.)

old form: vnhallowed
without saying prayers, without devotion
2H6 II.i.84
But still remember what the Lord hath done.But still remember what the Lord hath done.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
2H6 II.i.85
Queene. QUEEN 
Tell me, good-fellow, / Cam'st thou here by Chance, Tell me, good fellow, camest thou here by chance, 2H6 II.i.86
or of Deuotion, / To this holy Shrine?Or of devotion, to this holy shrine? 2H6 II.i.87
God knowes of pure Deuotion, / Being call'd God knows, of pure devotion, being called 2H6 II.i.88
a hundred times, and oftner, / In my sleepe, A hundred times and oftener, in my sleep, 2H6 II.i.89
by good Saint Albon: / Who said; Symon, come; By good Saint Alban, who said ‘ Simon, come; 2H6 II.i.90
come offer at my Shrine, / And I will helpe thee.Come, offer at my shrine, and I will help thee.’offer (v.)
bring an offering, make a donation
2H6 II.i.91
Wife. WIFE 
Most true, forsooth: / And many time and oft Most true, forsooth; and many time and oftoft (adv.)
2H6 II.i.92
forsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
my selfe haue heard a Voyce, / To call him so.Myself have heard a voice to call him so. 2H6 II.i.93
What, art thou lame?What, art thou lame? 2H6 II.i.94.1
I, God Almightie helpe me.Ay, God Almighty help me! 2H6 II.i.94.2
How cam'st thou so?How camest thou so? 2H6 II.i.95.1
A fall off of a Tree.A fall off of a tree. 2H6 II.i.95.2
Wife. WIFE 
A Plum-tree, Master.A plum-tree, master. 2H6 II.i.96.1
How long hast thou beene blinde?How long hast thou been blind? 2H6 II.i.96.2
O borne so, Master.O, born so, master. 2H6 II.i.97.1
What, and would'st climbe a Tree?What! And wouldst climb a tree? 2H6 II.i.97.2
But that in all my life, when I was a youth.But that in all my life, when I was a youth. 2H6 II.i.98
Wife. WIFE 
Too true, and bought his climbing very deare.Too true; and bought his climbing very dear. 2H6 II.i.99
'Masse, thou lou'dst Plummes well, that would'st venture so.Mass, thou loved'st plums well, that wouldst venture so. 2H6 II.i.100
Alas, good Master, my Wife desired someAlas, good master, my wife desired some damsons, 2H6 II.i.101
Damsons, and made me climbe, with danger of my Life.And made me climb with danger of my life. 2H6 II.i.102
A subtill Knaue, but yet it shall not serue:A subtle knave! But yet it shall not serve.serve (v.)

old form: serue
suffice, be enough, do [for]
2H6 II.i.103
subtle, subtile (adj.)

old form: subtill
crafty, cunning, wily
knave (n.)

old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Let me see thine Eyes; winck now, now open them,Let me see thine eyes; wink now; now open them.wink (v.)

old form: winck
shut one's eyes
2H6 II.i.104
In my opinion, yet thou seest not well.In my opinion yet thou seest not well. 2H6 II.i.105
Yes Master, cleare as day, I thanke God andYes, master, clear as day, I thank God and 2H6 II.i.106
Saint Albones.Saint Alban. 2H6 II.i.107
Say'st thou me so: what Colour is this Cloake of?Sayst thou me so? What colour is this cloak of? 2H6 II.i.108
Red Master, Red as Blood.Red, master, red as blood. 2H6 II.i.109
Why that's well said: What Colour is my Gowne of?Why, that's well said. What colour is my gown of? 2H6 II.i.110
Black forsooth, Coale-Black, as Iet.Black, forsooth, coal-black as jet.jet (n.)

old form: Iet
type of black coal
2H6 II.i.111
forsooth (adv.)
in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
King. KING 
Why then, thou know'st what Colour Iet is of?Why then, thou knowest what colour jet is of? 2H6 II.i.112
And yet I thinke, Iet did he neuer see.And yet, I think, jet did he never see. 2H6 II.i.113
But Cloakes and Gownes, before this day, a many.But cloaks and gowns before this day a many. 2H6 II.i.114
Wife. WIFE 
Neuer before this day, in all his life.Never, before this day, in all his life. 2H6 II.i.115
Tell me Sirrha, what's my Name?Tell me, sirrah, what's my name?sirrah (n.)
sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
2H6 II.i.116
Alas Master, I know not.Alas, master, I know not. 2H6 II.i.117
What's his Name?What's his name? 2H6 II.i.118
I know not.I know not. 2H6 II.i.119
Nor his?Nor his? 2H6 II.i.120
No indeede, Master.No indeed, master. 2H6 II.i.121
What's thine owne Name?What's thine own name? 2H6 II.i.122
Saunder Simpcoxe, and if it please you, Master.Saunder Simpcox, an if it please you, master.an if (conj.)
2H6 II.i.123
Then Saunder, sit there, / The lying'st Knaue Then, Saunder, sit there, the lyingest knavesit there
there you are
2H6 II.i.124
knave (n.)

old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
in Christendome. / If thou hadst beene borne blinde,in Christendom. If thou hadst been born blind, thou 2H6 II.i.125
Thou might'st as well haue knowne all our Names, / As thus to mightest as well have known all our names as thus to 2H6 II.i.126
name the seuerall Colours we doe weare. / Sight may distinguish name the several colours we do wear. Sight may distinguishseveral (adj.)

old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
2H6 II.i.127
of Colours: / But suddenly to nominate them all, / It of colours; but suddenly to nominate them all, itnominate (v.)
give names to, mention by name
2H6 II.i.128
suddenly (adv.)
extempore, spontaneously, off the cuff
is impossible. / My Lords, Saint Albone here hath done a is impossible. My lords, Saint Alban here hath done a 2H6 II.i.129
Miracle: / And would ye not thinke it, Cunning to be great,miracle; and would ye not think his cunning to be great,cunning (n.)
skill, ability, expertise
2H6 II.i.130
That could restore this Cripple to his Legges againe.that could restore this cripple to his legs again? 2H6 II.i.131
O Master, that you could?O master, that you could! 2H6 II.i.132
My Masters of Saint Albones, / Haue you not My masters of Saint Albans, have you not 2H6 II.i.133
Beadles in your Towne, / And Things call'd Whippes?beadles in your town, and things called whips? 2H6 II.i.134
Maior. MAYOR 
Yes, my Lord, if it please your Grace.Yes, my lord, if it please your grace. 2H6 II.i.135
Then send for one presently.Then send for one presently.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
2H6 II.i.136
Maior. MAYOR 
Sirrha, goe fetch the Beadle hither straight.Sirrah, go fetch the beadle hither straight.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
2H6 II.i.137
beadle (n.)
parish constable
Exit. Exit an attendant 2H6 II.i.137
Now fetch me a Stoole hither by and by.Now fetch me a stool hither by and by.by and by (adv.)
immediately, straightaway, directly
2H6 II.i.138
Now Sirrha, if you meane to saue your selfe from Whipping, Now, sirrah, if you mean to save yourself from whipping, 2H6 II.i.139
leape me ouer this Stoole, and runne away.leap me over this stool and run away. 2H6 II.i.140
Alas Master, I am not able to stand alone:Alas, master, I am not able to stand alone. You 2H6 II.i.141
You goe about to torture me in vaine.go about to torture me in vain.go about (v.)

old form: goe
take in hand, make busy, set in motion
2H6 II.i.142
Enter a Beadle with Whippes.Enter a Beadle with whips 2H6 II.i.143
Well Sir, we must haue you finde your Legges.Well, sir, we must have you find your legs. 2H6 II.i.143
Sirrha Beadle, whippe him till he leape ouer that sameSirrah beadle, whip him till he leap over that same 2H6 II.i.144
Stoole.stool. 2H6 II.i.145
Beadle. BEADLE 
I will, my Lord. Come on Sirrha, off with your I will, my lord. Come on, sirrah, off with your 2H6 II.i.146
Doublet, quickly.doublet quickly.doublet
man's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
2H6 II.i.147
Alas Master, what shall I doe? I am not able Alas, master, what shall I do? I am not able 2H6 II.i.148
to stand.to stand. 2H6 II.i.149
After the Beadle hath hit him once, he leapes ouer the After the Beadle hath hit him once, he leaps over the 2H6 II.i.150.1
Stoole, and runnes away: and they follow, and cry, A stool and runs away; and they follow and cry ‘ A 2H6 II.i.150.2
Miracle.miracle!’ 2H6 II.i.150.3
King. KING 
O God, seest thou this, and bearest so long?O God, seest thou this, and bearest so long?bear (v.), past forms bore, borne
tolerate, endure, put up with
2H6 II.i.150
Queene. QUEEN 
It made me laugh, to see the Villaine runne.It made me laugh to see the villain run. 2H6 II.i.151
Follow the Knaue, and take this Drab away.Follow the knave, and take this drab away.drab (n.)
harlot, slut, whore
2H6 II.i.152
Wife. WIFE 
Alas Sir, we did it for pure need.Alas, sir, we did it for pure need. 2H6 II.i.153
Let th? be whipt through euery Market Towne,Let them be whipped through every market-town 2H6 II.i.154
Till they come to Barwick, from whence they came.Till they come to Berwick, from whence they came. 2H6 II.i.155
Exit. Exeunt Mayor and townspeople, 2H6 II.i.155.1
and the Beadle dragging Simpcox's Wife 2H6 II.i.155.2
Duke Humfrey ha's done a Miracle to day.Duke Humphrey has done a miracle today. 2H6 II.i.156
True: made the Lame to leape and flye away.True; made the lame to leap and fly away. 2H6 II.i.157
But you haue done more Miracles then I:But you have done more miracles than I; 2H6 II.i.158
You made in a day, my Lord, whole Townes to flye.You made in a day, my lord, whole towns to fly.fly (v.)

old form: flye
leave, run away [from], flee
2H6 II.i.159
Enter Buckingham.Enter Buckingham 2H6 II.i.160
King. KING 
What Tidings with our Cousin Buckingham?What tidings with our cousin Buckingham? 2H6 II.i.160
Such as my heart doth tremble to vnfold:Such as my heart doth tremble to unfold:unfold (v.)

old form: vnfold
display, reveal, show
2H6 II.i.161
A sort of naughtie persons, lewdly bent,A sort of naughty persons, lewdly bent,naughty (adj.)

old form: naughtie
wicked, evil, vile
2H6 II.i.162
lewdly (adv.)
wickedly, evilly, mischievously
sort (n.)
pack, crowd, gang
bent (adj.)
determined, intent, resolved
Vnder the Countenance and ConfederacieUnder the countenance and confederacycountenance (n.)
favour, patronage, approval
2H6 II.i.163
confederacy (n.)

old form: Confederacie
complicity, collusion, connivance
Of Lady Elianor, the Protectors Wife,Of Lady Eleanor, the Protector's wife, 2H6 II.i.164
The Ring-leader and Head of all this Rout,The ringleader and head of all this rout,rout (n.)
band, company, crowd
2H6 II.i.165
head (n.)
leader, chief, director
Haue practis'd dangerously against your State,Have practised dangerously against your state,practise (v.)

old form: practis'd
plot, scheme, conspire
2H6 II.i.166
Dealing with Witches and with Coniurers,Dealing with witches and with conjurers, 2H6 II.i.167
Whom we haue apprehended in the Fact,Whom we have apprehended in the fact,fact, in the
in the act, red-handed
2H6 II.i.168
Raysing vp wicked Spirits from vnder ground,Raising up wicked spirits from under ground, 2H6 II.i.169
Demanding of King Henries Life and Death,Demanding of King Henry's life and death,demand (v.)
request to tell, question, ask [about]
2H6 II.i.170
And other of your Highnesse Priuie Councell,And other of your highness' Privy Council, 2H6 II.i.171
As more at large your Grace shall vnderstand.As more at large your grace shall understand.large, at
at length, in full, thoroughly
2H6 II.i.172
And so my Lord Protector, by this meanesAnd so, my Lord Protector, by this means 2H6 II.i.173
Your Lady is forth-comming, yet at London.Your lady is forthcoming yet at London.forthcoming (adj.)

old form: forth-comming
in custody, awaiting trial
2H6 II.i.174
(aside to Gloucester) 2H6 II.i.175.1
This Newes I thinke hath turn'd your Weapons edge;This news, I think, hath turned your weapon's edge;turn (v.)
change, transform, alter
2H6 II.i.175
'Tis like, my Lord, you will not keepe your houre.'Tis like, my lord, you will not keep your hour.hour (n.)

old form: houre
[time of] appointment, engagement, meeting
2H6 II.i.176
like (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
Ambitious Church-man, leaue to afflict my heart:Ambitious churchman, leave to afflict my heart.leave (v.)

old form: leaue
cease, stop, give up
2H6 II.i.177
Sorrow and griefe haue vanquisht all my powers;Sorrow and grief have vanquished all my powers;power (n.)
faculty, function, ability
2H6 II.i.178
And vanquisht as I am, I yeeld to thee,And, vanquished as I am, I yield to thee 2H6 II.i.179
Or to the meanest Groome.Or to the meanest groom.mean (adj.)
of low rank, inferior in position, less important
2H6 II.i.180
King. KING 
O God, what mischiefes work the wicked ones?O God, what mischiefs work the wicked ones, 2H6 II.i.181
Heaping confusion on their owne heads thereby.Heaping confusion on their own heads thereby!confusion (n.)
destruction, overthrow, ruin
2H6 II.i.182
Queene. QUEEN 
Gloster, see here the Taincture of thy Nest,Gloucester, see here the tainture of thy nest,tainture (n.)

old form: Taincture
tainting, staining, defilement
2H6 II.i.183
And looke thy selfe be faultlesse, thou wert best.And look thyself be faultless, thou wert best. 2H6 II.i.184
Madame, for my selfe, to Heauen I doe appeale,Madam, for myself, to heaven I do appeal, 2H6 II.i.185
How I haue lou'd my King, and Common-weale:How I have loved my king and commonweal;commonweal, commonwealth (n.)

old form: Common-weale
state, nation, community, body politic
2H6 II.i.186
And for my Wife, I know not how it stands,And for my wife I know not how it stands.stand (v.)
be, appear
2H6 II.i.187
Sorry I am to heare what I haue heard.Sorry I am to hear what I have heard. 2H6 II.i.188
Noble shee is: but if shee haue forgotNoble she is; but if she have forgot 2H6 II.i.189
Honor and Vertue, and conuers't with such,Honour and virtue, and conversed with suchconverse (v.)

old form: conuers't
associate, keep company
2H6 II.i.190
As like to Pytch, defile Nobilitie;As, like to pitch, defile nobility,pitch (n.)

old form: Pytch
black tar-like substance [used to waterproof planks, etc; often, a symbol of defilement]
2H6 II.i.191
like to / unto (conj./prep.)
similar to, comparable with
I banish her my Bed, and Companie,I banish her my bed and company, 2H6 II.i.192
And giue her as a Prey to Law and Shame,And give her as a prey to law and shame 2H6 II.i.193
That hath dis-honored Glosters honest Name.That hath dishonoured Gloucester's honest name. 2H6 II.i.194
King. KING 
Well, for this Night we will repose vs here:Well, for this night we will repose us here; 2H6 II.i.195
To morrow toward London, back againe,Tomorrow toward London back again, 2H6 II.i.196
To looke into this Businesse thorowly,To look into this business thoroughly, 2H6 II.i.197
And call these foule Offendors to their Answeres;And call these foul offenders to their answers,answer (n.)

old form: Answeres
interrogation, cross-examination, appearance in court, trial
2H6 II.i.198
And poyse the Cause in Iustice equall Scales,And poise the cause in Justice' equal scales,poise (v.)

old form: poyse
balance, weigh, make even
2H6 II.i.199
Whose Beame stands sure, whose rightful cause preuailes.Whose beam stands sure, whose rightful cause prevails.sure (adj.)
certain, definite, reliable
2H6 II.i.200
beam (n.)

old form: Beame
balance, scales, counterpoise
Flourish. Exeunt. Flourish. Exeunt 2H6 II.i.200
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