Henry VIII

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Enter the Duke of Norfolke at one doore. At the other,Enter the Duke of Norfolk at one door; at the other, H8 I.i.1.1
the Duke of Buckingham, and the Lord Aburgauenny.the Duke of Buckingham and the Lord Abergavenny H8 I.i.1.2
GOod morrow, and well met. How haue ye doneGood morrow, and well met. How have ye donemorrow (n.)
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Since last we saw in France?Since last we saw in France?see (v.)
meet, see each other
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I thanke your Grace:I thank your grace, H8 I.i.2.2
Healthfull, and euer since a fresh AdmirerHealthful, and ever since a fresh admirer H8 I.i.3
Of what I saw there.Of what I saw there. H8 I.i.4.1
An vntimely AgueAn untimely agueague (n.)
fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
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Staid me a Prisoner in my Chamber, whenStayed me a prisoner in my chamber whenstay (v.)

old form: Staid
detain, confine, keep
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Those Sunnes of Glory, those two Lights of MenThose suns of glory, those two lights of men, H8 I.i.6
Met in the vale of Andren.Met in the vale of Andren.Andren (n.)
Andres, valley in Picardy, N France
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'Twixt Guynes and Arde,'Twixt Guynes and Arde.Arde (n.)
Ardres, town in Picardy, N France; site of the Field of the Cloth of Gold, where Henry VIII and Francis I met
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Guynes (n.)
[geen] Guines, town in Picardy, N France
I was then present, saw them salute on Horsebacke,I was then present, saw them salute on horseback, H8 I.i.8
Beheld them when they lighted, how they clungBeheld them when they lighted, how they clunglight (v.)
dismount, descend, alight
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In their Embracement, as they grew together,In their embracement, as they grew together;embracement (n.)
embrace, clasping, hug
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Which had they, / What foure Thron'd ones could haue weigh'dWhich had they, what four throned ones could have weighedweigh (v.)

old form: weigh'd
balance [as in scales], poise, match
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Such a compounded one?Such a compounded one?compounded (adj.)
blended, mingled, combined, made up
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All the whole timeAll the whole time H8 I.i.12.2
I was my Chambers Prisoner.I was my chamber's prisoner. H8 I.i.13.1
Then you lostThen you lost H8 I.i.13.2
The view of earthly glory: Men might sayThe view of earthly glory; men might say, H8 I.i.14
Till this time Pompe was single, but now marriedTill this time pomp was single, but now marriedsingle (adj.)
poor, feeble, slight, trivial
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To one aboue it selfe. Each following dayTo one above itself. Each following day H8 I.i.16
Became the next dayes master, till the lastBecame the next day's master, till the last H8 I.i.17
Made former Wonders, it's. To day the French,Made former wonders its. Today the French, H8 I.i.18
All Clinquant all in Gold, like Heathen GodsAll clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods,clinquant (adj.)
glittering with gold or silver, gleaming, sparkling
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Shone downe the English; and to morrow, theyShone down the English; and tomorrow they H8 I.i.20
Made Britaine, India: Euery man that stood,Made Britain India; every man that stood H8 I.i.21
Shew'd like a Mine. Their Dwarfish Pages wereShowed like a mine. Their dwarfish pages were H8 I.i.22
As Cherubins, all gilt: the Madams too,As cherubins, all gilt; the madams too,cherubin (n.)
celestial being, heavenly beauty
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madam (n.)
high-ranking lady
Not vs'd to toyle, did almost sweat to beareNot used to toil, did almost sweat to bear H8 I.i.24
The Pride vpon them, that their very labourThe pride upon them, that their very labour H8 I.i.25
Was to them, as a Painting. Now this MaskeWas to them as a painting. Now this masquepainting (n.)
cosmetics, paint [for the face], beautifying
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Was cry'de incompareable; and th'ensuing nightWas cried incomparable; and th' ensuing nightcry (v.)

old form: cry'de
speak loudly, shout out, proclaim
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Made it a Foole, and Begger. The two KingsMade it a fool and beggar. The two Kings, H8 I.i.28
Equall in lustre, were now best, now worstEqual in lustre, were now best, now worst, H8 I.i.29
As presence did present them: Him in eye,As presence did present them: him in eyeeye (n.)
sight, view, presence
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Still him in praise, and being present both,Still him in praise; and being present both,still (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
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'Twas said they saw but one, and no Discerner'Twas said they saw but one, and no discerner H8 I.i.32
Durst wagge his Tongue in censure, when these SunnesDurst wag his tongue in censure. When these suns – censure (n.)
assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
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(For so they phrase 'em) by their Heralds challeng'dFor so they phrase 'em – by their heralds challengedphrase (v.)
call, name, style
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The Noble Spirits to Armes, they did performeThe noble spirits to arms, they did perform H8 I.i.35
Beyond thoughts Compasse, that former fabulous StorieBeyond thought's compass, that former fabulous story,compass (n.)

old form: Compasse
range, reach, limit, scope
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Being now seene, possible enough, got creditBeing now seen possible enough, got credit, H8 I.i.37
That Beuis was beleeu'd.That Bevis was believed.Bevis (n.)
[pron: 'bevis] medieval Saxon knight who conquered Ascapart, a giant, and made him his squire
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Oh you go farre.O, you go far! H8 I.i.38.2
As I belong to worship, and affectAs I belong to worship, and affectworship (n.)
esteem, honour, renown
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affect (v.)
cultivate, aim at, seek out
In Honor, Honesty, the tract of eu'ry thing,In honour honesty, the tract of everythingtract (n.)
continuance, duration, course of events
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Would by a good Discourser loose some life,Would by a good discourser lose some lifediscourser (n.)
story-teller, raconteur, narrator
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Which Actions selfe, was tongue too. Buc. All wasRoyall,Which action's self was tongue to. All was royal; H8 I.i.42
To the disposing of it nought rebell'd,To the disposing of it nought rebelled.disposing (n.)
disposal, management, control
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Order gaue each thing view. The Office didOrder gave each thing view; the office didoffice (n.)
officialdom, people who hold office
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Distinctly his full Function: Distinctly his full function. H8 I.i.45.1
who did guide,Who did guide –  H8 I.i.45.2
I meane who set the Body, and the LimbesI mean, who set the body and the limbs H8 I.i.46
Of this great Sport together? Nor. As you guesse:Of this great sport together, as you guess?sport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
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One certes, that promises no ElementOne, certes, that promises no elementelement (n.)
sphere of knowledge, proper comprehension
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promise (v.)
give one grounds for, lead one to expect
certes (adv.)
certainly, assuredly, without doubt
In such a businesse.In such a business. H8 I.i.49.1
I pray you who, my Lord?I pray you, who, my lord? H8 I.i.49.2
All this was ordred by the good DiscretionAll this was ordered by the good discretion H8 I.i.50
Of the right Reuerend Cardinall of Yorke.Of the right reverend Cardinal of York. H8 I.i.51
The diuell speed him: No mans Pye is freedThe devil speed him! No man's pie is freed H8 I.i.52
From his Ambitious finger. What had heFrom his ambitious finger. What had he H8 I.i.53
To do in these fierce Vanities? I wonder,To do in these fierce vanities? I wonderfierce (adj.)
wild, lively, violent
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vanity (n.)
trifle, folly, vain thing
That such a Keech can with his very bulkeThat such a keech can with his very bulkkeech (n.)
lump of congealed fat
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Take vp the Rayes o'th'beneficiall Sun,Take up the rays o'th' beneficial sun,take up (v.)

old form: vp
keep out, block, prevent
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And keepe it from the Earth.And keep it from the earth. H8 I.i.57.1
Surely Sir,Surely, sir, H8 I.i.57.2
There's in him stuffe, that put's him to these ends:There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends;stuff (n.)

old form: stuffe
substance, composition, quality, essence
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For being not propt by Auncestry, whose graceFor, being not propped by ancestry, whose gracegrace (n.)
virtue, fine quality
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Chalkes Successors their way; nor call'd vponChalks successors their way, nor called upon H8 I.i.60
For high feats done to'th'Crowne; neither AlliedFor high feats done to th' crown, neither alliedhigh (adj.)
important, major, special
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feat (n.)
action, deed, conduct
To eminent Assistants; but Spider-likeFor eminent assistants, but spider-like, H8 I.i.62
Out of his Selfe-drawing Web. O giues vs note,Out of his self-drawing web, 'a gives us note,note (n.)
sign, mark, token
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self-drawing (adj.)

old form: Selfe-drawing
spun from within oneself
The force of his owne merit makes his wayThe force of his own merit makes his way –  H8 I.i.64
A guift that heauen giues for him, which buyesA gift that heaven gives for him, which buys H8 I.i.65
A place next to the King.A place next to the King. H8 I.i.66.1
I cannot tellI cannot tell H8 I.i.66.2
What Heauen hath giuen him: let some Grauer eyeWhat heaven hath given him – let some graver eye H8 I.i.67
Pierce into that, but I can see his PridePierce into that; but I can see his pride H8 I.i.68
Peepe through each part of him: whence ha's he that,Peep through each part of him. Whence has he that? H8 I.i.69
If not from Hell? The Diuell is a Niggard,If not from hell, the devil is a niggard,niggard (n.)
miser, mean person, skinflint
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Or ha's giuen all before, and he beginsOr has given all before, and he begins H8 I.i.71
A new Hell in himselfe.A new hell in himself. H8 I.i.72.1
Why the Diuell,Why the devil, H8 I.i.72.2
Vpon this French going out, tooke he vpon himUpon this French going out, took he upon him – going out (n.)
expedition, journey, excursion
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(Without the priuity o'th'King) t'appointWithout the privity o'th' King – t' appointprivity (n.)

old form: priuity
participation, private knowledge
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Who should attend on him? He makes vp the FileWho should attend on him? He makes up the filefile (n.)
register, list, roll
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attend (v.)
serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
Of all the Gentry; for the most part suchOf all the gentry, for the most part such H8 I.i.76
To whom as great a Charge, as little HonorTo whom as great a charge as little honourcharge (n.)
expense, cost, outlay
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He meant to lay vpon: and his owne LetterHe meant to lay upon; and his own letter,lay upon (v.)

old form: vpon
bestow on, impose on
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The Honourable Boord of Councell, outThe honourable board of Council out,out (prep.)
[unclear meaning] without
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Must fetch him in, he Papers.Must fetch him in he papers.paper (v.)
put down on paper, write down
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fetch in (v.)
bring in, involve
I do knowI do know H8 I.i.80.2
Kinsmen of mine, three at the least, that haueKinsmen of mine, three at the least, that have H8 I.i.81
By this, so sicken'd their Estates, that neuerBy this so sickened their estates that neverestate (n.)
state, situation, circumstances
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They shall abound as formerly.They shall abound as formerly.abound (v.)
be wealthy, prosper, thrive
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O manyO, many H8 I.i.83.2
Haue broke their backes with laying Mannors on 'emHave broke their backs with laying manors on 'emmanor (n.)

old form: Mannors
country house, mansion, estate
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lay (v.)
apply, place, put
For this great Iourney. What did this vanityFor this great journey. What did this vanityvanity (n.)
foolishness, absurdity, inanity
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But minister communication ofBut minister communication ofminister (v.)
provide, supply, give
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communication (n.)
discussion, conference, debate
A most poore issue.A most poor issue?issue (n.)
outcome, result, consequence(s)
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Greeuingly I thinke,Grievingly I think H8 I.i.87.2
The Peace betweene the French and vs, not valewesThe peace between the French and us not valuesvalue (v.)

old form: valewes
consider equal in value [to]
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The Cost that did conclude it.The cost that did conclude it. H8 I.i.89.1
Euery man,Every man, H8 I.i.89.2
After the hideous storme that follow'd, wasAfter the hideous storm that followed, was H8 I.i.90
A thing Inspir'd, and not consulting, brokeA thing inspired, and, not consulting, broke H8 I.i.91
Into a generall Prophesie; That this TempestInto a general prophecy – that this tempest, H8 I.i.92
Dashing the Garment of this Peace, aboadedDashing the garment of this peace, abodedabode (v.)

old form: aboaded
predict, forebode, portend
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The sodaine breach on't.The sudden breach on't. H8 I.i.94.1
Which is budded out,Which is budded out;bud out (v.)
develop, spring forth, turn out
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For France hath flaw'd the League, and hath attach'dFor France hath flawed the league, and hath attachedflaw (v.)

old form: flaw'd
make a crack in, break, damage
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attach (v.)

old form: attach'd
arrest, seize by warrant
Our Merchants goods at Burdeux.Our merchants' goods at Bordeaux. H8 I.i.96.1
Is it thereforeIs it therefore H8 I.i.96.2
Th'Ambassador is silenc'd?Th' ambassador is silenced?silence (v.)

old form: silenc'd
force to remain in silence, keep under restraint
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Marry is't.Marry, is't.marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
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A proper Title of a Peace, and purchas'dA proper title of a peace, and purchasedtitle (n.)
name, label, designation
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At a superfluous rate.At a superfluous rate!superfluous (adj.)
extravagant, wasteful, immoderate
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rate (n.)
cost, expense
Why all this BusinesseWhy, all this business H8 I.i.99.2
Our Reuerend Cardinall carried.Our reverend Cardinal carried. H8 I.i.100.1
Like it your Grace,Like it your grace,like (v.)
please, suit
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The State takes notice of the priuate differenceThe state takes notice of the private differencestate (n.)
government, ruling body, administration
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private (adj.)

old form: priuate
personal, individual, particular
difference (n.)
quarrel, disagreement, dispute
Betwixt you, and the Cardinall. I aduise youBetwixt you and the Cardinal. I advise you –  H8 I.i.102
(And take it from a heart, that wishes towards youAnd take it from a heart that wishes towards you H8 I.i.103
Honor, and plenteous safety) that you readeHonour and plenteous safety – that you readread (v.)

old form: reade
reckon, consider, take into account
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The Cardinals Malice, and his PotencyThe Cardinal's malice and his potencypotency (n.)
power, authority, command
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Together; To consider further, thatTogether; to consider further, that H8 I.i.106
What his high Hatred would effect, wants notWhat his high hatred would effect wants nothigh (adj.)
proud, haughty, grand
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want (v.)
lack, need, be without
A Minister in his Power. You know his Nature,A minister in his power. You know his nature,minister (n.)
messenger, agent, servant
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That he's Reuengefull; and I know, his SwordThat he's revengeful; and I know his sword H8 I.i.109
Hath a sharpe edge: It's long, and't may be saideHath a sharp edge – it's long, and't may be said H8 I.i.110
It reaches farre, and where 'twill not extend,It reaches far, and where 'twill not extend, H8 I.i.111
Thither he darts it. Bosome vp my counsell,Thither he darts it. Bosom up my counsel;bosom up (v.)

old form: Bosome vp
take to heart, keep in mind
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You'l finde it wholesome. Loe, where comes that RockYou'll find it wholesome. Lo, where comes that rockwholesome (adj.)
profitable, valuable, promoting well-being
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That I aduice your shunning.That I advise your shunning.advise, avise (v.)

old form: aduice
warn, counsel, caution
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Enter Cardinall Wolsey, the Purse borne before him,Enter Cardinal Wolsey, the purse borne before him,purse (n.)
bag containing the great seal
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certaine of the Guard, and two Secretaries with Papers: certain of the guard, and two Secretaries with papers. H8 I.i.115.2
The Cardinall in his passage, fixeth his eye onBuckham, The Cardinal in his passage fixeth his eye on Buckingham, H8 I.i.115.3
and Buckingham on him, both full of disdaine.and Buckingham on him, both full of disdain H8 I.i.115.4
The Duke of Buckinghams Surueyor? Ha?The Duke of Buckingham's surveyor, ha?surveyor (n.)

old form: Surueyor
superintendent, land agent, estate supervisor
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Where's his Examination?Where's his examination?examination (n.)
deposition, testimony, statement
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Heere so please you.Here, so please you. H8 I.i.116.2
Is he in person, ready?Is he in person ready? H8 I.i.117.1
I, please your Grace.Ay, please your grace. H8 I.i.117.2
Well, we shall then know more, & BuckinghamWell, we shall then know more, and Buckingham H8 I.i.118
Shall lessen this bigge looke.Shall lessen this big look.big (adj.)

old form: bigge
arrogant, haughty, proud
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Exeunt Cardinall, and his Traine.Exeunt Cardinal and his train H8 I.i.119
This Butchers Curre is venom'd-mouth'd, and IThis butcher's cur is venom-mouthed, and I H8 I.i.120
Haue not the power to muzzle him, therefore bestHave not the power to muzzle him; therefore best H8 I.i.121
Not wake him in his slumber. A Beggers booke,Not wake him in his slumber. A beggar's bookbook (n.)

old form: booke
book-learning, scholarship, erudition
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Out-worths a Nobles blood.Outworths a noble's blood.outworth (v.)
outvalue, be more powerful than
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blood (n.)
nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
What are you chaff'd?What, are you chafed?chafe (v.)

old form: chaff'd
enrage, irritate, anger
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Aske God for Temp'rance, that's th'appliance onelyAsk God for temperance; that's th' appliance onlytemperance (n.)

old form: Temp'rance
self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
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appliance (n.)
remedy, cure, treatment
Which your disease requires.Which your disease requires. H8 I.i.125.1
I read in's looksI read in's looks H8 I.i.125.2
Matter against me, and his eye reuil'dMatter against me, and his eye reviledmatter (n.)
affair(s), business, real issue
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Me as his abiect obiect, at this instantMe as his abject object. At this instantabject (adj.)

old form: abiect
mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
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He bores me with some tricke; He's gone to'th'King:He bores me with some trick. He's gone to th' King.bore (v.)
fool, trick, cheat
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Ile follow, and out-stare him.I'll follow, and outstare him. H8 I.i.129.1
Stay my Lord,Stay, my lord, H8 I.i.129.2
And let your Reason with your Choller questionAnd let your reason with your choler questioncholer (n.)

old form: Choller
anger, rage, wrath
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What 'tis you go about: to climbe steepe hillesWhat 'tis you go about. To climb steep hills H8 I.i.131
Requires slow pace at first. Anger is likeRequires slow pace at first. Anger is like H8 I.i.132
A full hot Horse, who being allow'd his wayA full hot horse, who being allowed his way,hot (adj.)
fast, hasty
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full (adv.)
very, exceedingly, extremely
Selfe-mettle tyres him: Not a man in EnglandSelf-mettle tires him. Not a man in Englandself-mettle (n.)

old form: Selfe-mettle
one's own vigorous activity
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Can aduise me like you: Be to your selfe,Can advise me like you: be to yourself H8 I.i.135
As you would to your Friend.As you would to your friend. H8 I.i.136.1
Ile to the King,I'll to the King, H8 I.i.136.2
And from a mouth of Honor, quite cry downeAnd from a mouth of honour quite cry downmouth (n.)
utterance, expression, voice
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This Ipswich fellowes insolence; or proclaime,This Ipswich fellow's insolence, or proclaim H8 I.i.138
There's difference in no persons.There's difference in no persons.difference (n.)
class difference, distinction of rank
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Be aduis'd;Be advised:advise, avise (v.)

old form: aduis'd
warn, counsel, caution
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Heat not a Furnace for your foe so hotHeat not a furnace for your foe so hot H8 I.i.140
That it do sindge your selfe. We may out-runneThat it do singe yourself. We may outrun H8 I.i.141
By violent swiftnesse that which we run at;By violent swiftness that which we run at, H8 I.i.142
And lose by ouer-running: know you not,And lose by overrunning. Know you not H8 I.i.143
The fire that mounts the liquor til't run ore,The fire that mounts the liquor till't run o'ermount (v.)
cause to boil, make rise
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liquor (n.)
In seeming to augment it, wasts it: be aduis'd;In seeming to augment it wastes it? Be advised. H8 I.i.145
I say againe there is no English SouleI say again there is no English soul H8 I.i.146
More stronger to direct you then your selfe;More stronger to direct you than yourself, H8 I.i.147
If with the sap of reason you would quench,If with the sap of reason you would quench H8 I.i.148
Or but allay the fire of passion.Or but allay the fire of passion.passion (n.)
fit of anger, feeling of rage
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allay (v.)
subside, abate, diminish, quell
Sir,Sir, H8 I.i.149.2
I am thankfull to you, and Ile goe alongI am thankful to you, and I'll go along H8 I.i.150
By your prescription: but this top-proud fellow,By your prescription; but this top-proud fellow – top-proud (adj.)
showing the highest degree of pride
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Whom from the flow of gall I name not, butWhom from the flow of gall I name not, butgall (n.)
spirit of anger, venom, ability to be angry
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flow (n.)
From sincere motions, by Intelligence,From sincere motions – by intelligence,motion (n.)
cause, prompting, provocation
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intelligence (n.)
spying, espionage, secretly obtained information
And proofes as cleere as Founts in Iuly, whenAnd proofs as clear as founts in July whenfount (n.)
spring, stream
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Wee see each graine of grauell; I doe knowWe see each grain of gravel, I do know H8 I.i.155
To be corrupt and treasonous.To be corrupt and treasonous. H8 I.i.156.1
Say not treasonous.Say not treasonous. H8 I.i.156.2
To th'King Ile say't, & make my vouch as strongTo th' King I'll say't, and make my vouch as strongvouch (n.)
formal statement, attestation, express declaration
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As shore of Rocke: attend. This holy Foxe,As shore of rock. Attend: this holy fox,attend (v.)
listen [to], pay attention [to]
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Or Wolfe, or both (for he is equall rau'nousOr wolf, or both – for he is equal ravenousequal (adv.)

old form: equall
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As he is subtile, and as prone to mischiefe,As he is subtle, and as prone to mischief H8 I.i.160
As able to perform't) his minde, and placeAs able to perform't, his mind and placemind (n.)

old form: minde
intention, purpose, intent
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Infecting one another, yea reciprocally,Infecting one another, yea, reciprocally –  H8 I.i.162
Only to shew his pompe, as well in France,Only to show his pomp, as well in France H8 I.i.163
As here at home, suggests the King our MasterAs here at home, suggests the King our mastersuggest (v.)
tempt, prompt, incite
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To this last costly Treaty: Th'enteruiew,To this last costly treaty, th' interviewtreaty (n.)
entreaty, proposal for agreement, proposition
H8 I.i.165
That swallowed so much treasure, and like a glasseThat swallowed so much treasure, and like a glass H8 I.i.166
Did breake ith'wrenching.Did break i'th' wrenching.wrench (v.)
twisting, sudden movement
H8 I.i.167.1
Faith, and so it did.Faith, and so it did. H8 I.i.167.2
Pray giue me fauour Sir: This cunning CardinallPray give me favour, sir. This cunning Cardinal H8 I.i.168
The Articles o'th'Combination drewThe articles o'th' combination drewarticle (n.)
clause, term, provision
H8 I.i.169
combination (n.)
alliance, league, treaty
As himselfe pleas'd; and they were ratifiedAs himself pleased; and they were ratified H8 I.i.170
As he cride thus let be, to as much end,As he cried ‘ Thus let be,’ to as much endend (n.)
purpose, aim, design
H8 I.i.171
As giue a Crutch to th'dead. But our Count-CardinallAs give a crutch to th' dead. But our Count-Cardinal H8 I.i.172
Has done this, and tis well: for worthy WolseyHas done this, and 'tis well; for worthy Wolsey, H8 I.i.173
(Who cannot erre) he did it. Now this followes,Who cannot err, he did it. Now this follows –  H8 I.i.174
(Which as I take it, is a kinde of PuppieWhich, as I take it, is a kind of puppy H8 I.i.175
To th'old dam Treason) Charles the Emperour,To th' old dam, treason – Charles the Emperor,dam (n.)
H8 I.i.176
Vnder pretence to see the Queene his Aunt,Under pretence to see the Queen his aunt –  H8 I.i.177
(For twas indeed his colour, but he cameFor 'twas indeed his colour, but he camecolour (n.)
good ground, convincing reason, excuse
H8 I.i.178
To whisper Wolsey) here makes visitation,To whisper Wolsey – here makes visitation.visitation (n.)
H8 I.i.179
whisper (v.)
speak secretly with, talk confidentially to
His feares were that the Interview betwixtHis fears were that the interview betwixt H8 I.i.180
England and France, might through their amityEngland and France might through their amity H8 I.i.181
Breed him some preiudice; for from this League,Breed him some prejudice, for from this leagueprejudice (n.)

old form: preiudice
detriment, damage, misfortune
H8 I.i.182
Peep'd harmes that menac'd him. PriuilyPeeped harms that menaced him. He privilyprivily (adv.)

old form: Priuily
secretly, privately, stealthily
H8 I.i.183
Deales with our Cardinal, and as I troaDeals with our Cardinal, and, as I trowtrow (v.)

old form: troa
believe, give credence to, accept as true
H8 I.i.184
Which I doe well; for I am sure the EmperourWhich I do well, for I am sure the Emperor H8 I.i.185
Paid ere he promis'd, whereby his Suit was grantedPaid ere he promised, whereby his suit was grantedsuit (n.)
formal request, entreaty, petition
H8 I.i.186
Ere it was ask'd. But when the way was madeEre it was asked – but when the way was made, H8 I.i.187
And pau'd with gold: the Emperor thus desir'd,And paved with gold, the Emperor thus desired H8 I.i.188
That he would please to alter the Kings course,That he would please to alter the King's coursecourse (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
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And breake the foresaid peace. Let the King knowAnd break the foresaid peace. Let the King know,foresaid (adj.)
H8 I.i.190
(As soone he shall by me) that thus the CardinallAs soon he shall by me, that thus the Cardinal H8 I.i.191
Does buy and sell his Honour as he pleases,Does buy and sell his honour as he pleases,buy and sell, past form bought and sold
betray, exploit, treat treacherously
H8 I.i.192
And for his owne aduantage.And for his own advantage. H8 I.i.193.1
I am sorryI am sorry H8 I.i.193.2
To heare this of him; and could wish he wereTo hear this of him, and could wish he were H8 I.i.194
Somthing mistaken in't.Something mistaken in't.mistake (v.)
misunderstand, take wrongly, misconceive
H8 I.i.195.1
something (adv.)

old form: Somthing
somewhat, rather
No, not a sillable:No, not a syllable: H8 I.i.195.2
I doe pronounce him in that very shapeI do pronounce him in that very shapeshape (n.)
role, part [to play]
H8 I.i.196
He shall appeare in proofe.He shall appear in proof.proof (n.)

old form: proofe
test, trial
H8 I.i.197
Enter Brandon, a Sergeant at Armes before him, andEnter Brandon, a Sergeant-at-Arms before him, andsergeant (n.)
officer [in an army]
H8 I.i.198.1.1
two or three of the Guard.two or three of the guard H8 I.i.198.2
Brandon. BRANDON 
Your Office Sergeant: execute it.Your office, sergeant: execute it.office (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
H8 I.i.198.1
Sergeant. SERGEANT 
Sir,Sir, H8 I.i.198.2
My Lord the Duke of Buckingham, and EarleMy lord the Duke of Buckingham, and Earl H8 I.i.199
Of Hertford, Stafford and Northampton, IOf Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I H8 I.i.200
Arrest thee of High Treason, in the nameArrest thee of high treason, in the name H8 I.i.201
Of our most Soueraigne King.Of our most sovereign King. H8 I.i.202.1
Lo you my Lord,Lo you, my lord, H8 I.i.202.2
The net has falne vpon me, I shall perishThe net has fall'n upon me! I shall perish H8 I.i.203
Vnder deuice, and practise.Under device and practice.practice (n.)

old form: practise
trickery, treachery
H8 I.i.204.1
device (n.)

old form: deuice
plot, stratagem, trick
I am sorry,I am sorry H8 I.i.204.2
To see you tane from liberty, to looke onTo see you ta'en from liberty, to look onlook on (v.)

old form: looke
observe, be a witness to
H8 I.i.205
The busines present. Tis his Highnes pleasureThe business present. 'Tis his highness' pleasure H8 I.i.206
You shall to th'Tower.You shall to th' Tower. H8 I.i.207.1
It will helpe me nothingIt will help me nothingnothing (adv.)
not at all, in any / no way
H8 I.i.207.2
To plead mine Innocence; for that dye is on meTo plead mine innocence, for that dye is on me H8 I.i.208
Which makes my whit'st part, black. The will of Heau'nWhich makes my whit'st part black. The will of heaven H8 I.i.209
Be done in this and all things: I obey.Be done in this and all things! I obey. H8 I.i.210
O my Lord Aburgany: Fare you well.O my Lord Aberga'nny, fare you well!fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
H8 I.i.211
Nay, he must beare you company. The KingNay, he must bear you company. (to Abergavenny) The King H8 I.i.212
Is pleas'd you shall to th'Tower, till you knowIs pleased you shall to th' Tower, till you know H8 I.i.213
How he determines further.How he determines further. H8 I.i.214.1
As the Duke said,As the Duke said, H8 I.i.214.2
The will of Heauen be done, and the Kings pleasureThe will of heaven be done, and the King's pleasure H8 I.i.215
By me obey'd.By me obeyed. H8 I.i.216.1
Here is a warrant fromHere is a warrant from H8 I.i.216.2
The King, t'attach Lord Mountacute, and the BodiesThe King, t' attach Lord Montacute, and the bodies H8 I.i.217
Of the Dukes Confessor, Iohn de la Car,Of the Duke's confessor, John de la Car, H8 I.i.218
One Gilbert Pecke, his Councellour.One Gilbert Perk, his chancellor –  H8 I.i.219.1
So, so;So, so; H8 I.i.219.2
These are the limbs o'th'Plot: no more I hope.These are the limbs o'th' plot: no more, I hope. H8 I.i.220
A Monke o'th'Chartreux.A monk o'th' Chartreux.Chartreux (n.)
[pron: shah'truh] Carthusian abbey at Chartreuse, E France; also, the name of the order of monks
H8 I.i.221.1
O Michaell Hopkins?O, Nicholas Hopkins? H8 I.i.221.2
He.He. H8 I.i.221.3
My Surueyor is falce: The ore-great CardinallMy surveyor is false. The o'ergreat Cardinalovergreat, over-great (adj.)

old form: ore-great
imperious, high-handed, excessive
H8 I.i.222
surveyor (n.)

old form: Surueyor
superintendent, land agent, estate supervisor
false (adj.)
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
Hath shew'd him gold; my life is spand already:Hath showed him gold. My life is spanned already.span (v.)

old form: spand
measure out, delimit, determine
H8 I.i.223
I am the shadow of poore Buckingham,I am the shadow of poor Buckingham, H8 I.i.224
Whose Figure euen this instant Clowd puts on,Whose figure even this instant cloud puts on H8 I.i.225
By Darkning my cleere Sunne. My Lords farewell. By darkening my clear sun. My lord, farewell. H8 I.i.226
Exe.Exeunt H8 I.i.226
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