Henry IV Part 2

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Enter Lord Bardolfe, and the Porter.Enter the Lord Bardolph at one door 2H4 I.i.1.3
Who keepes the Gate heere hoa? Who keeps the gate here, ho?keep (v.)
guard, watch, tend
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Enter the Porter 2H4 I.i.1
Where is the Earle? Where is the Earl? 2H4 I.i.1.2
What shall I say you are? What shall I say you are? 2H4 I.i.2.1
Tell thou the Earle Tell thou the Earl 2H4 I.i.2.2
That the Lord Bardolfe doth attend him heere. That the Lord Bardolph doth attend him here.attend (v.)
await, wait for, expect
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His Lordship is walk'd forth into the Orchard, His lordship is walked forth into the orchard.orchard (n.)
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Please it your Honor, knocke but at the Gate, Please it your honour knock but at the gate, 2H4 I.i.5
And he himselfe will answer. And he himself will answer. 2H4 I.i.6.1
Enter Northumberland. Enter Northumberland 2H4 I.i.6
Heere comes the Earle. Here comes the Earl. 2H4 I.i.6.2
Exit Porter 2H4 I.i.6
What newes Lord Bardolfe? Eu'ry minute now What news, Lord Bardolph? Every minute now 2H4 I.i.7
Should be the Father of some Stratagem; Should be the father of some stratagem.stratagem (n.)
deed of violence, bloody act
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The Times are wilde: Contention (like a Horse The times are wild; contention, like a horsecontention (n.)
quarrel, dispute, strife
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Full of high Feeding) madly hath broke loose, Full of high feeding, madly hath broke loose 2H4 I.i.10
And beares downe all before him. And bears down all before him.bear down (v.)

old form: beares downe
overwhelm, put down, overcome
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Noble Earle, Noble Earl, 2H4 I.i.11.2
I bring you certaine newes from Shrewsbury. I bring you certain news from Shrewsbury.certain (adj.)

old form: certaine
reliable, trustworthy, definite
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Good, and heauen will. Good, an God will!and, an (conj.)
if, whether
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As good as heart can wish: As good as heart can wish. 2H4 I.i.13.2
The King is almost wounded to the death: The King is almost wounded to the death, 2H4 I.i.14
And in the Fortune of my Lord your Sonne, And, in the fortune of my lord your son,fortune (n.)
good fortune, success
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Prince Harrie slaine out-right: and both the Blunts Prince Harry slain outright; and both the Blunts 2H4 I.i.16
Kill'd by the hand of Dowglas. Yong Prince Iohn, Killed by the hand of Douglas; young Prince John 2H4 I.i.17
And Westmerland, and Stafford, fled the Field. And Westmorland and Stafford fled the field;field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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And Harrie Monmouth's Brawne (the Hulke Sir Iohn) And Harry Monmouth's brawn, the hulk Sir John,hulk (adj.)

old form: Hulke
hugely ungraceful, clumsily large
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brawn (n.)

old form: Brawne
fattened boar, stuffed pig [ready for eating]
Is prisoner to your Sonne. O, such a Day, Is prisoner to your son. O, such a day, 2H4 I.i.20
(So fought, so follow'd, and so fairely wonne) So fought, so followed, and so fairly won, 2H4 I.i.21
Came not, till now, to dignifie the Times Came not till now to dignify the times 2H4 I.i.22
Since Caesars Fortunes. Since Caesar's fortunes!fortune (n.)
good fortune, success
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How is this deriu'd? How is this derived? 2H4 I.i.23.2
Saw you the Field? Came you from Shrewsbury? Saw you the field? Came you from Shrewsbury?field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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I spake with one (my L.) that came frõ thence, I spake with one, my lord, that came from thence, 2H4 I.i.25
A Gentleman well bred, and of good name, A gentleman well bred, and of good name, 2H4 I.i.26
That freely render'd me these newes for true. That freely rendered me these news for true. 2H4 I.i.27
Enter Trauers.Enter Travers 2H4 I.i.28
Heere comes my Seruant Trauers, whom I sent Here comes my servant Travers, whom I sent 2H4 I.i.28
On Tuesday last, to listen after Newes. On Tuesday last to listen after news.listen after (v.)
look out for, keep a watch on
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My Lord, I ouer-rod him on the way, My lord, I overrode him on the way,override, over-ride (v.)

old form: ouer-rod
outride, outstrip
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And he is furnish'd with no certainties, And he is furnished with no certainties 2H4 I.i.31
More then he (haply) may retaile from me. More than he haply may retail from me.retail (v.)

old form: retaile
recount, relate in detail, retell
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haply (adv.)
perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
Now Trauers, what good tidings comes frõ you? Now, Travers, what good tidings comes with you? 2H4 I.i.33
My Lord, Sir Iohn Vmfreuill turn'd me backe My lord, Sir John Umfrevile turned me back 2H4 I.i.34
With ioyfull tydings; and (being better hors'd) With joyful tidings, and, being better horsed, 2H4 I.i.35
Out-rod me. After him, came spurring head Outrode me. After him came spurring hard 2H4 I.i.36
A Gentleman (almost fore-spent with speed) A gentleman almost forspent with speed,forspent (adj.)

old form: fore-spent
exhausted, worn out
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That stopp'd by me, to breath his bloodied horse. That stopped by me to breathe his bloodied horse.breathe (v.)

old form: breath
allow to breathe, rest
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He ask'd the way to Chester: And of him He asked the way to Chester, and of him 2H4 I.i.39
I did demand what Newes from Shrewsbury: I did demand what news from Shrewsbury. 2H4 I.i.40
He told me, that Rebellion had ill lucke, He told me that rebellion had ill luck,ill (adj.)
bad, adverse, unfavourable
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And that yong Harry Percies Spurre was cold. And that young Harry Percy's spur was cold. 2H4 I.i.42
With that he gaue his able Horse the head, With that he gave his able horse the head,able (adj.)
strong, vigorous, powerful
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And bending forwards strooke his able heeles And bending forward struck his armed heels 2H4 I.i.44
Against the panting sides of his poore Iade Against the panting sides of his poor jadejade (n.)

old form: Iade
worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
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Vp to the Rowell head, and starting so, Up to the rowel-head; and starting sostart (v.)
fly off, move off
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rowel-head (n.)

old form: Rowell head
extremity of the spur-wheel
He seem'd in running, to deuoure the way, He seemed in running to devour the way, 2H4 I.i.47
Staying no longer question. Staying no longer question.question (n.)
conversation, discourse, piece of talk
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Ha? Againe: Ha? Again! 2H4 I.i.48.2
Said he yong Harrie Percyes Spurre was cold? Said he young Harry Percy's spur was cold? 2H4 I.i.49
(Of Hot-Spurre, cold-Spurre?) that Rebellion, Of Hotspur, Coldspur? That rebellion 2H4 I.i.50
Had met ill lucke? Had met ill luck? 2H4 I.i.51.1
My Lord: Ile tell you what, My lord, I'll tell you what. 2H4 I.i.51.2
If my yong Lord your Sonne, haue not the day, If my young lord your son have not the day, 2H4 I.i.52
Vpon mine Honor, for a silken point Upon mine honour, for a silken pointpoint (n.)
(usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
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Ile giue my Barony. Neuer talke of it. I'll give my barony – never talk of it. 2H4 I.i.54
Why should the Gentleman that rode by Trauers Why should that gentleman that rode by Travers 2H4 I.i.55
Giue then such instances of Losse? Give then such instances of loss? 2H4 I.i.56.1
Who, he? Who, he? 2H4 I.i.56.2
He was some hielding Fellow, that had stolne He was some hilding fellow that had stolenhilding (adj.)

old form: hielding
good-for-nothing, worthless
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The Horse he rode-on: and vpon my life The horse he rode on, and, upon my life, 2H4 I.i.58
Speake at aduenture. Looke, here comes more Newes. Spoke at a venture. Look, here comes more news.venture, at a
without proper thought, recklessly
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Enter Morton.Enter Morton 2H4 I.i.60.1
Yea, this mans brow, like to a Title-leafe, Yea, this man's brow, like to a title-leaf,title-leaf (n.)
title-page of a book
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brow (n.)
appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.)
appearance, aspect, countenance
Fore-tels the Nature of a Tragicke Volume: Foretells the nature of a tragic volume. 2H4 I.i.61
So lookes the Strond, when the Imperious Flood So looks the strand whereon the imperious floodimperious, emperious (adj.)
imperial, majestic, sovereign
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flood (n.)
sea, deep, waves, rushing water
strand, strond (n.)
shore, land, region
Hath left a witnest Vsurpation. Hath left a witnessed usurpation.usurpation (n.)

old form: Vsurpation
encroachment, intrusion, trespass
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witnessed (adj.)

old form: witnest
visible, evident, attested
Say Morton, did'st thou come from Shrewsbury? Say, Morton, didst thou come from Shrewsbury? 2H4 I.i.64
I ran from Shrewsbury (my Noble Lord) I ran from Shrewsbury, my noble lord, 2H4 I.i.65
Where hatefull death put on his vgliest Maske Where hateful death put on his ugliest mask 2H4 I.i.66
To fright our party. To fright our party.fright (v.), past form frighted
frighten, scare, terrify
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How doth my Sonne, and Brother? How doth my son, and brother? 2H4 I.i.67.2
Thou trembl'st; and the whitenesse in thy Cheeke Thou tremblest, and the whiteness in thy cheek 2H4 I.i.68
Is apter then thy Tongue, to tell thy Errand. Is apter than thy tongue to tell thy errand.apt (adj.)
fit, ready, prepared
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Euen such a man, so faint, so spiritlesse, Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless, 2H4 I.i.70
So dull, so dead in looke, so woe-be-gone, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone,dead (adj.)
death-like, lifeless, spiritless
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dull (adj.)
dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
Drew Priams Curtaine, in the dead of night, Drew Priam's curtain in the dead of nightPriam (n.)
[pron: 'priyam] king of Troy, husband of Hecuba; killed by Pyrrhus during the sack of Troy
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And would haue told him, Halfe his Troy was burn'd. And would have told him half his Troy was burnt;Troy (n.)
ancient city of W Turkey, besieged for 10 years during the Trojan Wars; also called Ilium, Ilion
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But Priam found the Fire, ere he his Tongue: But Priam found the fire ere he his tongue, 2H4 I.i.74
And I, my Percies death, ere thou report'st it. And I my Percy's death ere thou reportest it. 2H4 I.i.75
This, thou would'st say: Your Sonne did thus, and thus: This thou wouldst say, ‘ Your son did thus and thus; 2H4 I.i.76
Your Brother, thus. So fought the Noble Dowglas, Your brother thus; so fought the noble Douglas,’ 2H4 I.i.77
Stopping my greedy eare, with their bold deeds. Stopping my greedy ear with their bold deeds.stop (v.)
fill, cram, stuff
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But in the end (to stop mine Eare indeed) But in the end, to stop my ear indeed, 2H4 I.i.79
Thou hast a Sigh, to blow away this Praise, Thou hast a sigh to blow away this praise, 2H4 I.i.80
Ending with Brother, Sonne, and all are dead. Ending with ‘ Brother, son, and all are dead.’ 2H4 I.i.81
Dowglas is liuing, and your Brother, yet: Douglas is living, and your brother, yet; 2H4 I.i.82
But for my Lord, your Sonne. But, for my lord your son –  2H4 I.i.83.1
Why, he is dead. Why, he is dead! 2H4 I.i.83.2
See what a ready tongue Suspition hath: See what a ready tongue suspicion hath! 2H4 I.i.84
He that but feares the thing, he would not know, He that but fears the thing he would not know 2H4 I.i.85
Hath by Instinct, knowledge from others Eyes, Hath by instinct knowledge from others' eyes 2H4 I.i.86
That what he feard, is chanc'd. Yet speake (Morton) That what he feared is chanced. Yet speak, Morton;chance (v.)

old form: chanc'd
happen [to], transpire, come about
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Tell thou thy Earle, his Diuination Lies, Tell thou an earl his divination lies,divination (n.)

old form: Diuination
guess, conjecture, prophecy
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And I will take it, as a sweet Disgrace, And I will take it as a sweet disgrace 2H4 I.i.89
And make thee rich, for doing me such wrong. And make thee rich for doing me such wrong. 2H4 I.i.90
You are too great, to be (by me) gainsaid: You are too great to be by me gainsaid;gainsay (v.)
contradict, say the contrary, forbid
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Your Spirit is too true, your Feares too certaine. Your spirit is too true, your fears too certain.spirit (n.)
intuition, perception, discernment
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Yet for all this, say not that Percies dead. Yet, for all this, say not that Percy's dead. 2H4 I.i.93
I see a strange Confession in thine Eye: I see a strange confession in thine eye.strange (adj.)
reluctant, unwilling, hesitant
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Thou shak'st thy head, and hold'st it Feare, or Sinne, Thou shakest thy head, and holdest it fear or sin 2H4 I.i.95
To speake a truth. If he be slaine, say so: To speak a truth. If he be slain –  2H4 I.i.96
The Tongue offends not, that reports his death: The tongue offends not that reports his death; 2H4 I.i.97
And he doth sinne that doth belye the dead: And he doth sin that doth belie the dead,belie (v.)

old form: belye
slander, tell lies about
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Not he, which sayes the dead is not aliue: Not he which says the dead is not alive. 2H4 I.i.99
Yet the first bringer of vnwelcome Newes Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news 2H4 I.i.100
Hath but a loosing Office: and his Tongue, Hath but a losing office, and his tongueoffice (n.)
task, service, duty, responsibility
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Sounds euer after as a sullen Bell Sounds ever after as a sullen bellsullen (adj.)
gloomy, dismal, melancholy, mournful
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Remembred, knolling a departing Friend. Remembered tolling a departing friend. 2H4 I.i.103
I cannot thinke (my Lord) your son is dead. I cannot think, my lord, your son is dead. 2H4 I.i.104
I am sorry, I should force you to beleeue I am sorry I should force you to believe 2H4 I.i.105
That, which I would to heauen, I had not seene. That which I would to God I had not seen; 2H4 I.i.106
But these mine eyes, saw him in bloody state, But these mine eyes saw him in bloody state, 2H4 I.i.107
Rend'ring faint quittance (wearied, and out-breath'd) Rendering faint quittance, wearied and out-breathed,out-breathed (adj.)

old form: out-breath'd
put out of breath, winded
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quittance (n.)
resistance, retaliation, counterblow
faint (adj.)
weak, fatigued, lacking in strength
To Henrie Monmouth, whose swift wrath beate downe To Harry Monmouth, whose swift wrath beat down 2H4 I.i.109
The neuer-daunted Percie to the earth, The never-daunted Percy to the earth,never-daunted (adj.)

old form: neuer-daunted
never dispirited, never overcome with fear
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From whence (with life) he neuer more sprung vp. From whence with life he never more sprung up. 2H4 I.i.111
In few; his death (whose spirit lent a fire, In few, his death, whose spirit lent a firefew, in (a)
in few words, in short, in brief
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Euen to the dullest Peazant in his Campe) Even to the dullest peasant in his camp, 2H4 I.i.113
Being bruited once, tooke fire and heate away Being bruited once, took fire and heat awaybruit (v.)
report, announce, proclaim
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From the best temper'd Courage in his Troopes. From the best-tempered courage in his troops;best-tempered (adj.)

old form: best temper'd
most skilfully crafted, of the finest quality [as of metal]
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For from his Mettle, was his Party steel'd; For from his metal was his party steeled,steel (v.)

old form: steel'd
turn to steel, harden
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Which once, in him abated, all the rest Which once in him abated, all the restabate (v.)
blunt, put an end to
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Turn'd on themselues, like dull and heauy Lead: Turned on themselves, like dull and heavy lead; 2H4 I.i.118
And as the Thing, that's heauy in it selfe, And as the thing that's heavy in itself 2H4 I.i.119
Vpon enforcement, flyes with greatest speede, Upon enforcement flies with greatest speed,enforcement (n.)
enforcing, propulsion
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So did our Men, heauy in Hotspurres losse, So did our men, heavy in Hotspur's loss,heavy (adj.)

old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
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Lend to this weight, such lightnesse with their Feare, Lend to this weight such lightness with their fear 2H4 I.i.122
That Arrowes fled not swifter toward their ayme, That arrows fled not swifter toward their aim 2H4 I.i.123
Then did our Soldiers (ayming at their safety) Than did our soldiers, aiming at their safety, 2H4 I.i.124
Fly from the field. Then was that Noble Worcester Fly from the field. Then was the noble Worcesterfield (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
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Too soone ta'ne prisoner: and that furious Scot, So soon ta'en prisoner, and that furious Scot, 2H4 I.i.126
(The bloody Dowglas) whose well-labouring sword The bloody Douglas, whose well-labouring sword 2H4 I.i.127
Had three times slaine th' appearance of the King, Had three times slain th' appearance of the King,appearance (n.)
likeness, semblance
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Gan vaile his stomacke, and did grace the shame 'Gan vail his stomach, and did grace the shamestomach (n.)
spirit, courage, valour, will
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'gan, can (v.)
grace (v.)
favour, add merit to, do honour to
vail (v.)

old form: vaile
lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
Of those that turn'd their backes: and in his flight, Of those that turned their backs, and in his flight, 2H4 I.i.130
Stumbling in Feare, was tooke. The summe of all, Stumbling in fear, was took. The sum of allsum (n.)

old form: summe
summary, gist, essence
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Is, that the King hath wonne: and hath sent out Is that the King hath won, and hath sent out 2H4 I.i.132
A speedy power, to encounter you my Lord, A speedy power to encounter you, my lord,power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
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Vnder the Conduct of yong Lancaster Under the conduct of young Lancaster 2H4 I.i.134
And Westmerland. This is the Newes at full. And Westmorland. This is the news at full.at (prep.)
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For this, I shall haue time enough to mourne. For this I shall have time enough to mourn. 2H4 I.i.136
In Poyson, there is Physicke: and this newes In poison there is physic, and these news,physic (n.)

old form: Physicke
medicine, healing, treatment
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(Hauing beene well) that would haue made me sicke, Having been well, that would have made me sick, 2H4 I.i.138
Being sicke, haue in some measure, made me well. Being sick, have in some measure made me well. 2H4 I.i.139
And as the Wretch, whose Feauer-weakned ioynts, And as the wretch whose fever-weakened joints, 2H4 I.i.140
Like strengthlesse Hindges, buckle vnder life, Like strengthless hinges, buckle under life,life (n.)
living being, person
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Impatient of his Fit, breakes like a fire Impatient of his fit, breaks like a firefit (n.)
fever, attack, seizure
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Out of his keepers armes: Euen so, my Limbes Out of his keeper's arms, even so my limbs,keeper (n.)
nurse, carer
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(Weak'ned with greefe) being now inrag'd with greefe, Weakened with grief, being now enraged with grief,enraged (adj.)

old form: inrag'd
inflamed, heated, roused
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grief (n.)

old form: greefe
pain, torment, distress
Are thrice themselues. Hence therefore thou nice crutch, Are thrice themselves. Hence, therefore, thou nice crutch!nice (adj.)
foolish, stupid
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A scalie Gauntlet now, with ioynts of Steele A scaly gauntlet now with joints of steelscaly (adj.)

old form: scalie
plated, armoured
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gauntlet (n.)
armoured glove protecting the hand and wrist
Must gloue this hand. And hence thou sickly Quoife, Must glove this hand. And hence, thou sickly coif!sickly (adj.)
of sickness, invalid
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coif, quoif (n.)

old form: Quoife
close-fitting cap, nightcap
Thou art a guard too wanton for the head, Thou art a guard too wanton for the headwanton (adj.)
feminine; or: child-like
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guard (n.)
trimming, trapping, adornment
Which Princes, flesh'd with Conquest, ayme to hit. Which princes, fleshed with conquest, aim to hit.fleshed (adj.)

old form: flesh'd
well used to bloodshed, hardened
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Now binde my Browes with Iron and approach Now bind my brows with iron, and approachbrow (n.)

old form: Browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
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The ragged'st houre, that Time and Spight dare bring The ragged'st hour that time and spite dare bringragged (adj.)

old form: ragged'st
rough, harsh
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To frowne vpon th' enrag'd Northumberland. To frown upon th' enraged Northumberland! 2H4 I.i.152
Let Heauen kisse Earth: now let not Natures hand Let heaven kiss earth! Now let not Nature's hand 2H4 I.i.153
Keepe the wilde Flood confin'd: Let Order dye, Keep the wild flood confined! Let order die! 2H4 I.i.154
And let the world no longer be a stage And let this world no longer be a stage 2H4 I.i.155
To feede Contention in a ling'ring Act: To feed contention in a lingering act;lingering (adj.)

old form: ling'ring
long-drawn-out, protracted, lengthy
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contention (n.)
quarrel, dispute, strife
But let one spirit of the First-borne Caine But let one spirit of the first-born CainCain (n.)
[pron: kayn] in the Bible, son of Adam and Eve, killer of his brother Abel
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Reigne in all bosomes, that each heart being set Reign in all bosoms, that, each heart being setbosom (n.)

old form: bosomes
heart, inner person
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On bloody Courses, the rude Scene may end, On bloody courses, the rude scene may end,rude (adj.)
violent, harsh, unkind
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course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
And darknesse be the burier of the dead. And darkness be the burier of the dead! 2H4 I.i.160
This strained passion doth you wrong, my lord.passion (n.)
passionate outburst, emotional passage
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strained (adj.)
unnatural, excessive, exorbitant
Sweet Earle, diuorce not wisedom from your Honor. Sweet earl, divorce not wisdom from your honour; 2H4 I.i.162
The liues of all your louing Complices The lives of all your loving complicescomplice (n.)
accomplice, confederate, associate
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Leane-on your health, the which if you giue-o're Lean on your health, the which, if you give o'er 2H4 I.i.164
To stormy Passion, must perforce decay. To stormy passion, must perforce decay.perforce (adv.)
of necessity, with no choice in the matter
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You cast th' euent of Warre (my Noble Lord) You cast th' event of war, my noble lord,event (n.)

old form: euent
outcome, issue, consequence
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cast (v.)
calculate, reckon, estimate
And summ'd the accompt of Chance, before you said And summed the account of chance before you said 2H4 I.i.167
Let vs make head: It was your presurmize, ‘ Let us make head.’ It was your presurmisepresurmise (n.)

old form: presurmize
suspicion beforehand, thought in advance
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head (n.)
fighting force, army, body of troops
That in the dole of blowes, your Son might drop. That in the dole of blows your son might drop.dole (n.)
delivery, distribution, dealing out
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You knew he walk'd o're perils, on an edge You knew he walked o'er perils, on an edge,edge (n.)
high and narrow ridge
2H4 I.i.170
More likely to fall in, then to get o're: More likely to fall in than to get o'er. 2H4 I.i.171
You were aduis'd his flesh was capeable You were advised his flesh was capableadvise, avise (v.)

old form: aduis'd
inform, be aware, apprise
2H4 I.i.172
capable of

old form: capeable
open to, subject to, susceptible to
Of Wounds, and Scarres; and that his forward Spirit Of wounds and scars, and that his forward spiritforward (adj.)
spirited, eager, lively
2H4 I.i.173
Would lift him, where most trade of danger rang'd, Would lift him where most trade of danger ranged.trade (n.)
traffic, passage, coming and going
2H4 I.i.174
Yet did you say go forth: and none of this Yet did you say ‘ Go forth;’ and none of this, 2H4 I.i.175
(Though strongly apprehended) could restraine Though strongly apprehended, could restrain 2H4 I.i.176
The stiffe-borne Action: What hath then befalne? The stiff-borne action. What hath then befallen,stiff-borne (adj.)

old form: stiffe-borne
obstinately followed, stubbornly pursued
2H4 I.i.177
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell

old form: befalne
happen, occur, take place, turn out
Or what hath this bold enterprize bring forth, Or what hath this bold enterprise brought forth, 2H4 I.i.178
More then that Being, which was like to be? More than that being which was like to be?like (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
2H4 I.i.179
We all that are engaged to this losse, We all that are engaged to this lossengage to
involve in, associate with
2H4 I.i.180
Knew that we ventur'd on such dangerous Seas, Knew that we ventured on such dangerous seas 2H4 I.i.181
That if we wrought out life, was ten to one: That if we wrought out life 'twas ten to one;work out (v.)
preserve to the end, manage to maintain
2H4 I.i.182
And yet we ventur'd for the gaine propos'd, And yet we ventured for the gain proposed,venture, venter (v.)

old form: ventur'd
run a risk, take a chance, dare to act
2H4 I.i.183
Choak'd the respect of likely perill fear'd, Choked the respect of likely peril feared,respect (n.)
consideration, factor, circumstance
2H4 I.i.184
And since we are o're-set, venture againe. And since we are o'erset, venture again.overset (v.)

old form: o're-set
overthrow, overcome, defeat
2H4 I.i.185
Come, we will all put forth; Body, and Goods, Come, we will all put forth, body and goods.put forth (v.)
set out [from], leave
2H4 I.i.186
'Tis more then time: And (my most Noble Lord) 'Tis more than time. And, my most noble lord, 2H4 I.i.187
I heare for certaine, and do speake the truth: I hear for certain, and do speak the truth, 2H4 I.i.188
The gentle Arch-bishop of Yorke is vp The gentle Archbishop of York is upgentle (adj.)
well-born, honourable, noble
2H4 I.i.189
up (adv.)

old form: vp
up in arms, in rebellion, in revolt
With well appointed Powres: he is a man With well-appointed powers. He is a manpower (n.)

old form: Powres
armed force, troops, host, army
2H4 I.i.190
well-appointed (adj.)

old form: well appointed
well-equipped, properly fitted out
Who with a double Surety bindes his Followers. Who with a double surety binds his followers.surety (n.)
guarantee, ratification, warrant
2H4 I.i.191
My Lord (your Sonne) had onely but the Corpes, My lord, your son had only but the corpse,corpse (n.)

old form: Corpes
body of a man, dead body
2H4 I.i.192
But shadowes, and the shewes of men to fight. But shadows and the shows of men, to fight;shadow (n.)
image, likeness, portrait, semblance
2H4 I.i.193
show (n.)

old form: shewes
appearance, exhibition, display
For that same word (Rebellion) did diuide For that same word ‘rebellion' did divide 2H4 I.i.194
The action of their bodies, from their soules, The action of their bodies from their souls. 2H4 I.i.195
And they did fight with queasinesse, constrain'd And they did fight with queasiness, constrained, 2H4 I.i.196
As men drinke Potions; that their Weapons only As men drink potions, that their weapons onlypotion (n.)
2H4 I.i.197
Seem'd on our side: but for their Spirits and Soules, Seemed on our side; but, for their spirits and souls, 2H4 I.i.198
This word (Rebellion) it had froze them vp, This word – ‘ rebellion ’ – it had froze them up 2H4 I.i.199
As Fish are in a Pond. But now the Bishop As fish are in a pond. But now the Bishop 2H4 I.i.200
Turnes Insurrection to Religion, Turns insurrection to religion; 2H4 I.i.201
Suppos'd sincere, and holy in his Thoughts: Supposed sincere and holy in his thoughts,suppose (v.)

old form: Suppos'd
consider, regard, deem
2H4 I.i.202
He's follow'd both with Body, and with Minde: He's followed both with body and with mind, 2H4 I.i.203
And doth enlarge his Rising, with the blood And doth enlarge his rising with the bloodenlarge (v.)
enhance, promote, enrich
2H4 I.i.204
Of faire King Richard, scrap'd from Pomfret stones, Of fair King Richard, scraped from Pomfret stones;Pomfret (n.)
Pontefract, West Yorkshire; site of a castle in which Richard II was imprisoned; later, a Lancastrian stronghold
2H4 I.i.205
Deriues from heauen, his Quarrell, and his Cause: Derives from heaven his quarrel and his cause; 2H4 I.i.206
Tels them, he doth bestride a bleeding Land, Tells them he doth bestride a bleeding land,bestride (v.)
stand over, protect, safeguard
2H4 I.i.207
Gasping for life, vnder great Bullingbrooke, Gasping for life under great Bolingbroke; 2H4 I.i.208
And more, and lesse, do flocke to follow him. And more and less do flock to follow him.more and less

old form: lesse
men of high and low rank
2H4 I.i.209
I knew of this before. But to speake truth, I knew of this before, but, to speak truth, 2H4 I.i.210
This present greefe had wip'd it from my minde. This present grief had wiped it from my mind. 2H4 I.i.211
Go in with me, and councell euery man Go in with me, and counsel every man 2H4 I.i.212
The aptest way for safety, and reuenge: The aptest way for safety and revenge. 2H4 I.i.213
Get Posts, and Letters, and make Friends with speed, Get posts and letters, and make friends with speed – make (v.)
raise, acquire, procure
2H4 I.i.214
post (n.)
express messenger, courier
Neuer so few, nor neuer yet more need.Never so few, and never yet more need. 2H4 I.i.215
Exeunt.Exeunt 2H4 I.i.215
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