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Sc. 114.1

Enter [in arms] the Archbishop of York, Thomas Mowbray, Lord Editor’s NoteBardolph, Lord Hastings, [and Colëville] within the Forest of Gaultres
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archbishop of york What is this forest called?

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hastings 'Tis Gaultres Forest, an't shall please your grace.

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archbishop of york Here stand, my lords, and send discoverers forth

4To know the numbers of our enemies.

5

hastings We have sent forth already.

archbishop of york 'Tis well done.

6My friends and brethren in these great affairs,

7I must acquaint you that I have received

Editor’s Note8New-dated letters from Northumberland,

Editor’s Note9Their cold intent, tenor, and substance, thus:

10Here doth he wish his person, with such powers

Editor’s Note11As might hold sortance with his quality,

12The which he could not levy; whereupon

13He is retired to ripe his growing fortunes

14To Scotland, and concludes in hearty prayers

Editor’s Note15That your attempts may overlive the hazard

Editor’s Note16And fearful meeting of their opposite.

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mowbray Thus do the hopes we have in him touch ground

18And dash themselves to pieces.

Enter a Messenger

hastings Now, what news?

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messenger West of this forest, scarcely off a mile,

Editor’s Note20In goodly form comes on the enemy;

Editor’s Note21And, by the ground they hide, I judge their number

Editor’s Note22Upon or near the rate of thirty thousand.

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mowbray The just proportion that we gave them out.

Editor’s Note24Let us sway on, and face them in the field.

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archbishop of york What well-appointed leader fronts us here?

Enter the Earl of Westmorland
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mowbray I think it is my lord of Westmorland.

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westmorland Health and fair greeting from our general,

28The Prince, Lord John and Duke of Lancaster.

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archbishop of york Say on, my Lord of Westmorland, in peace,

30What doth concern your coming.

westmorland Then, my lord,

31Unto your grace do I in chief address

pg 1405Editor’s Note32The substance of my speech. If that rebellion

33Came like itself, in base and abject routs,

Editor’s Note34Led on by bloody youth, guarded with rags,

35And countenanced by boys and beggary;

Editor’s Note36I say, if damned commotion so appeared

Editor’s Note37In his true native and most proper shape,

38You, reverend father, and these noble lords

39Had not been here to dress the ugly form

40Of base and bloody insurrection

41With your fair honours. You, Lord Archbishop,

42Whose see is by a civil peace maintained,

43Whose beard the silver hand of peace hath touched,

Editor’s Note44Whose learning and good letters peace hath tutored,

Editor’s Note45Whose white investments figure innocence,

46The dove and very blessèd spir't of peace,

Editor’s Note47Wherefore do you so ill translate yourself

48Out of the speech of peace that bears such grace

Editor’s Note49Into the harsh and boisterous tongue of war,

50Turning your books to graves, your ink to blood,

Link 51Your pens to lances, and your tongue divine

Editor’s Note52To a loud trumpet and a point of war?

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archbishop of york Wherefore do I this? So the question stands.

Editor’s Note54Briefly, to this end: we are all diseased,

Editor’s NoteD1And with our surfeiting and wanton hours

D2Have brought ourselves into a burning fever,

Editor’s NoteD3And we must bleed for it—of which disease

D4Our late King Richard, being infected, died.

D5But, my most noble lord of Westmorland,

D6I take not on me here as a physician,

D7Nor do I as an enemy to peace

D8Troop in the throngs of military men;

D9But rather show a while like fearful war

Editor’s NoteD10To diet rank minds, sick of happiness,

D11And purge th'obstructions which begin to stop

D12Our very veins of life. Hear me more plainly.

D13I have in equal balance justly weighed

D14What wrongs our arms may do, what wrongs we suffer,

D15And find our griefs heavier than our offences.

D16We see which way the stream of time doth run,

D17And are enforced from our most quiet there

D18By the rough torrent of occasïon;

D19And have the summary of all our griefs,

Editor’s NoteD20When time shall serve, to show in articles,

pg 1406D21Which long ere this we offered to the King,

D22And might by no suit gain our audience.

D23When we are wronged, and would unfold our griefs,

D24We are denied access unto his person

D25Even by those men that most have done us wrong.

55The dangers of the days but newly gone,

56Whose memory is written on the earth

57With yet appearing blood, and the examples

Editor’s Note58Of every minute's instance, present now,

59Hath put us in these ill-beseeming arms,

60Not to break peace, or any branch of it,

61But to establish here a peace indeed,

62Concurring both in name and quality.

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westmorland Whenever yet was your appeal denied?

Editor’s Note64Wherein have you been gallèd by the King?

Editor’s Note65What peer hath been suborned to grate on you,

Editor’s Note66That you should seal this lawless bloody book

67Of forged rebellion with a seal divine?

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archbishop of york My brother general, the commonwealth

Editor’s Note69I make my quarrel in particular.

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westmorland There is no need of any such redress;

71Or if there were, it not belongs to you.

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mowbray Why not to him in part, and to us all

73That feel the bruises of the days before,

74And suffer the condition of these times

Editor’s Note75To lay a heavy and unequal hand

76Upon our honours?

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westmorland But this is mere digression from my purpose.

78Here come I from our princely general

Editor’s Note79To know your griefs, to tell you from his grace

80That he will give you audience; and wherein

81It shall appear that your demands are just,

82You shall enjoy them, everything set off

83That might so much as think you enemies.

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mowbray But he hath forced us to compel this offer,

Editor’s Note Link 85And it proceeds from policy, not love.

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westmorland Mowbray, you overween to take it so.

87This offer comes from mercy, not from fear;

Editor’s Note88For lo, within a ken our army lies,

89Upon mine honour, all too confident

90To give admittance to a thought of fear.

Editor’s Note91Our battle is more full of names than yours,

92Our men more perfect in the use of arms,

93Our armour all as strong, our cause the best.

pg 1407Editor’s Note94Then reason will our hearts should be as good.

95Say you not then our offer is compelled.

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mowbrey Well, by my will we shall admit no parley.

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westmorland That argues but the shame of your offence.

Editor’s Note98A rotten case abides no handling.

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hastings Hath the Prince John a full commissïon,

Editor’s Note100In very ample virtue of his father,

Editor’s Note101To hear and absolutely to determine

Editor’s Note102Of what conditions we shall stand upon?

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westmorland That is intended in the general's name.

Editor’s Note104I muse you make so slight a questïon.

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archbishop of york Then take, my lord of Westmorland, this schedule;

106For this contains our general grievances.

Editor’s Note107Each several article herein redressed,

Editor’s Note108All members of our cause, both here and hence,

Editor’s Note109That are ensinewed to this actïon

Editor’s Note110Acquitted by a true substantial form,

Editor’s Note111And present execution of our wills

Editor’s Note112To us and to our purposes consigned,

Editor’s Note113We come within our awe-full banks again,

Editor’s Note114And knit our powers to the arm of peace.

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westmorland Editor’s Note[taking the schedule] This will I show the general. Please you, lords,

116In sight of both our battles we may meet,

Editor’s Note117And either end in peace—which God so frame—

Editor’s Note118Or to the place of diff'rence call the swords

119Which must decide it.

archbishop of york My lord, we will do so.

Exit Westmorland
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mowbray There is a thing within my bosom tells me

121That no conditions of our peace can stand.

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hastings Fear you not that. If we can make our peace

Editor’s Note123Upon such large terms and so absolute

Editor’s Note124As our conditions shall consist upon,

125Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.

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mowbray Yea, but our valuation shall be such

Editor’s Note127That every slight and false-derivèd cause,

Editor’s Note128Yea, every idle, nice, and wanton reason,

129Shall to the King taste of this actïon,

Editor’s Note130That, were our royal faiths martyrs in love,

pg 1408Editor’s Note131We shall be winnowed with so rough a wind

132That even our corn shall seem as light as chaff,

133And good from bad find no partition.

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archbishop of york No, no, my lord; note this. The King is weary

Editor’s Note135Of dainty and such picking grievances,

Editor’s Note136For he hath found to end one doubt by death

Editor’s Note137Revives two greater in the heirs of life;

Editor’s Note138And therefore will he wipe his tables clean,

139And keep no tell-tale to his memory

Editor’s Note140That may repeat and history his loss

141To new remembrance; for full well he knows

Editor’s Note142He cannot so precisely weed this land

Editor’s Note143As his misdoubts present occasion.

144His foes are so enrooted with his friends

Editor’s Note145That, plucking to unfix an enemy,

146He doth unfasten so and shake a friend;

147So that this land, like an offensive wife

Editor’s Note148That hath enraged him on to offer strokes,

149As he is striking, holds his infant up,

Editor’s Note150And hangs resolved correction in the arm

151That was upreared to executïon.

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hastings Besides, the King hath wasted all his rods

Editor’s Note153On late offenders, that he now doth lack

154The very instruments of chastisement;

155So that his power, like to a fangless lion,

Link 156May offer, but not hold.

archbishop of york 'Tis very true.

157And therefore be assured, my good Lord Marshal,

Editor’s Note158If we do now make our atonement well,

159Our peace will, like a broken limb united,

160Grow stronger for the breaking.

mowbrey Be it so.

161Here is returned my lord of Westmorland.

Enter Westmorland
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westmorland The Prince is here at hand. Pleaseth your lordship

Editor’s Note163To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies?

Enter Prince John and his army [with one or more soldiers carrying wine]
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mowbray Your grace of York, in God's name then set forward.

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archbishop of york Before, and greet his grace!—My lord, we come.

Editor’s Note[They march over the stage to meet Prince John]
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prince john You are well encountered here, my cousin Mowbray.

167Good day to you, gentle lord Archbishop;

168And so to you, Lord Hastings, and to all.

pg 1409169My lord of York, it better showed with you

170When that your flock, assembled by the bell,

171Encircled you to hear with reverence

172Your exposition on the holy text,

Editor’s Note173Than now to see you here an iron man,

174Cheering a rout of rebels with your drum,

Editor’s Note175Turning the word to sword, and life to death.

176That man that sits within a monarch's heart

177And ripens in the sunshine of his favour,

Editor’s Note178Would he abuse the countenance of the King,

Editor’s Note179Alack, what mischiefs might he set abroach

Editor’s Note180In shadow of such greatness! With you, Lord Bishop,

181It is even so. Who hath not heard it spoken

Editor’s Note182How deep you were within the books of God—

183To us, the speaker in his parliament,

184To us, th'imagined voice of God himself,

Editor’s Note185The very opener and intelligencer

Editor’s Note186Between the grace, the sanctities of heaven

Editor’s Note187And our dull workings? O, who shall believe

Editor’s Note188But you misuse the reverence of your place,

Link 189Employ the countenance and grace of heav'n

190As a false favourite doth his prince's name

Editor’s Note191In deeds dishonourable? You have ta'en up,

Editor’s Note192Under the counterfeited zeal of God,

Editor’s Note193The subjects of his substitute, my father;

194And both against the peace of heaven and him,

Editor’s Note195Have here upswarmèd them.

archbishop of york Good my lord of Lancaster,

196I am not here against your father's peace;

197But, as I told my lord of Westmorland,

Editor’s Note198The time misordered doth, in common sense,

Editor’s Note199Crowd us and crush us to this monstrous form,

200To hold our safety up. I sent your grace

Editor’s Note201The parcels and particulars of our grief,

202The which hath been with scorn shoved from the court,

Editor’s Note203Whereon this Hydra son of war is born;

Editor’s Note204Whose dangerous eyes may well be charmed asleep

205With grant of our most just and right desires,

206And true obedience, of this madness cured,

207Stoop tamely to the foot of majesty.

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mowbray If not, we ready are to try our fortunes

Editor’s Note209To the last man.

hastings And though we here fall down,

Editor’s Note210We have supplies to second our attempt.

211If they miscarry, theirs shall second them;

Editor’s Note212And so success of mischief shall be born,

213And heir from heir shall hold this quarrel up,

214Whiles England shall have generatïon.

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prince john You are too shallow, Hastings, much too shallow,

216To sound the bottom of the after-times.

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westmorland Pleaseth your grace to answer them directly

218How far forth you do like their articles?

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prince john I like them all, and do allow them well,

220And swear here, by the honour of my blood,

221My father's purposes have been mistook,

Editor’s Note222And some about him have too lavishly

Link 223Wrested his meaning and authority.

[To the Archbishop of York]

Editor’s Note224My lord, these griefs shall be with speed redressed;

225Upon my soul they shall. If this may please you,

Editor’s Note226Discharge your powers unto their several counties,

227As we will ours; and here between the armies

228Let's drink together friendly and embrace,

229That all their eyes may bear those tokens home

230Of our restorèd love and amity.

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archbishop of york I take your princely word for these redresses.

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prince john I give it you, and will maintain my word;

233And thereupon I drink unto your grace.

[He drinks]
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hastings Editor’s Note[to Colëville] Go, captain, and deliver to the army

235This news of peace. Let them have pay, and part.

236I know it will well please them. Hie thee, captain.

[Exit Colëville]
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archbishop of york To you, my noble Lord of Westmorland!

[He drinks]
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westmorland [drinking] I pledge your grace. An if you knew what pains

239I have bestowed to breed this present peace,

240You would drink freely; but my love to ye

241Shall show itself more openly hereafter.

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archbishop of york I do not doubt you.

westmorland I am glad of it.

[Drinking]

243Health to my lord and gentle cousin Mowbray!

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mowbray You wish me health in very happy season,

Editor’s Note245For I am on the sudden something ill.

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archbishop of york Against ill chances men are ever merry;

Editor’s Note247But heaviness foreruns the good event.

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westmorland Therefore be merry, coz, since sudden sorrow

249Serves to say thus: some good thing comes tomorrow.

Editor’s Note250

archbishop of york Believe me, I am passing light in spirit.

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mowbray So much the worse, if your own rule be true.

Shout [within]
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prince john The word of peace is rendered. Hark how they shout.

Editor’s Note253

mowbray This had been cheerful after victory.

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archbishop of york A peace is of the nature of a conquest,

255For then both parties nobly are subdued,

256And neither party loser.

prince harry [to Westmorland] Go, my lord,

Link 257And let our army be dischargèd too.

[Exit Westmorland] [To the Archbishop]

Editor’s Note258And, good my lord, so please you, let our trains

259March by us, that we may peruse the men

260We should have coped withal.

archbishop of york Go, good Lord Hastings,

261And ere they be dismissed, let them march by.

[Exit Hastings]
Editor’s Note262

prince john I trust, lords, we shall lie tonight together.

Editor’s NoteEnter Earl of Westmorland [with captains]

263Now, cousin, wherefore stands our army still?

264

westmorland The leaders, having charge from you to stand,

265Will not go off until they hear you speak.

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prince john They know their duties.

Enter Lord Hastings
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hastings Editor’s Note[to the Archbishop] My lord, our army is dispersed already.

268Like youthful steers unyoked, they take their courses,

269East, west, north, south; or, like a school broke up,

270Each hurries toward his home and sporting place.

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westmorland Good tidings, my lord Hastings, for the which

Editor’s Note272I do arrest thee, traitor, of high treason;

273And you, Lord Archbishop, and you, Lord Mowbray,

Editor’s Note274Of capital treason I attach you both.

[The captains guard Hastings, the Archbishop, and Mowbray]
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mowbray Is this proceeding just and honourable?

276

westmorland Is your assembly so?

277

archbishop of york Will you thus break your faith?

Editor’s Note278

prince john I pawned thee none.

279I promised you redress of these same grievances

280Whereof you did complain; which, by mine honour,

281I will perform with a most Christian care.

282But for you rebels, look to taste the due

Editor’s Note283Meet for rebellion.

284Most shallowly did you these arms commence,

Editor’s Note285Fondly brought here, and foolishly sent hence.—

Editor’s Note286Strike up our drums, pursue the scattered stray.

287God, and not we, hath safely fought today.

288Some guard these traitors to the block of death,

289Treason's true bed and yielder up of breath.

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Notes

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11.0.2 Colëville alternatively, an anonymous captain; perhaps also soldiers
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11.0.2 the Forest of Gaultres Stage 'trees' may have been used in Shakespeare's theatre.
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11.2 Gaultres The 's' is unpronounced.
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11.3 discoverers scouts
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11.8 New-dated recently dated
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11.8 New-dated letters which he may produce and refer to
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11.9 cold chilling
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11.9 intent meaning
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11.11 hold sortance accord
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11.11 quality rank
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11.15 overlive outlive
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11.16 opposite adversary
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11.20 form formation
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11.21 hide i.e. cover
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11.22 rate sum
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11.23 just proportion exact size
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11.24 sway on move on (either 'in stately fashion' or 'bending towards them')
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11.32 If that if
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11.34 guarded with rags defended by those in rags (with word-play on guarded as 'trimmed', as of a garment
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11.36 commotion tumult, insurrection
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11.37 proper distinctive
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11.44 good letters erudition
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11.45 investments vestments
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11.45 figure represent, symbolize
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11.47 translate (developing the reference to the Archbishop's condition into an image of his changed role)
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11.49 tongue language
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11.52 point of war short call to battle on a trumpet or other instrument
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11.54 we (referring to the general condition of the state)
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11.54.D1 wanton hours time spent in unrestrained indulgence
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11.54.D1–D25 This passage, which first appears in the 1623 Folio, was omitted from the original quarto because of concerns about censorship.
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11.54.D3 bleed (quibble on medical blood-letting and bloodshed in battle)
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11.54.D10 rank overfed, fat, overindulged
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11.54.D10 of out of
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11.54.D20 articles an itemized indictment
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11.58 instance present occurrence
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11.64 gallèd … King may suggest the Archbishop should be acted angrily
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11.65 grate on offend, harass
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11.66–7 That … divine (probably alluding to the function of bishops as official censors and licensers of books, the seal being the book's licence)
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11.68 My brother general my collective brother (referring to the commonwealth). Alternatively, the Archbishop's way of addressing Westmorland.
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11.69 quarrel cause
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11.69 in particular (playing on the collective sense of 'general')
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11.75 unequal unjust
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11.79 griefs grievances
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11.84 But … offer (i.e. by making us rise in arms)
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11.85 policy political cunning
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11.86 overween are overweening
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11.88 a ken the bounds of vision
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11.91 battle army
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11.91 names men with a reputation for valour
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11.94 will i.e. dictates
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11.98 case cause; bag (giving word-play on the proverb 'It is a bad sack that will abide no clouting')
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11.100 In very ample virtue with full authority
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11.101 determine decide whether to accept
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11.102 stand insist
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11.103 intended indicated
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11.103 name title
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11.104 muse wonder that
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11.105 schedule document
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11.107 several particular
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11.108 hence i.e. elsewhere
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11.109 ensinewed joined by strong sinews
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11.110 form formal agreement
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11.111 present immediate
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11.112 consigned confirmed, agreed
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11.113 our awe-full banks i.e. the normal course of reverential obedience. The image is of a flooded river subsiding.
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11.114 knit i.e. link, join
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11.115.1 taking the schedule or the Archbishop hands it to Westmorland at 11.105
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11.117 frame bring to pass
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11.118 diff'rence disagreement, contention
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11.123 large literal
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11.124 consist insist
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11.126 our valuation the value set on us
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11.127 That so that
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11.128 idle trifling
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11.128 nice pretty
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11.128 wanton frivolous
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11.130 our royal faiths even if our faith to the King made us
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11.131 shall would
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11.135 dainty and such picking such finicky and fastidious
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11.136 doubt source of dread, danger
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11.137 the heirs of life those who survive
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11.138 tables tablets, records; 'slate'
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11.140 history account
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11.142 precisely entirely
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11.143 misdoubts suspicions
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11.145 plucking tugging
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11.148 offer strokes attempt to inflict bows
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11.150 hangs holds in suspended action
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11.150 correction punishment
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11.152 rods (of chastisement, as in Psalm 89:32)
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11.153 late recent (or 'recently departed')
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11.158 atonement reconciliation
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11.162 Pleaseth may it please
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11.163 just equal
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11.165.1 march over the stage to indicate a change of location. The soldiers who later arrest the rebels might enter here instead of with Westmorland at 11.262. John and the Archbishop may be somewhat apart from the others, and a table and chairs may be set out for them to sit and the wine to be set.
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11.166 cousin (used between noblemen irrespective of actual family links)
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11.173 iron clad in armour; hard, cruel
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11.175 word to sword 'the word' is scripture. 'Sword' was pronounced like 'word', but with s-.
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11.178 Would he if he would
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11.178 countenance favour, patronage
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11.179 abroach afoot
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11.180 shadow protection
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11.182 deep well-versed; deeply placed
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11.182 books of God works of divinity; God's good graces
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11.185 opener revealer
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11.185 intelligencer mediator
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11.186 sanctities (probably 'saints')
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11.187 workings thoughts, perceptions
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11.188 But but that
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11.191 ta'en up enlisted, raised up
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11.192 zeal (word-play on 'seal')
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11.193 substitute deputy, representative
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11.195 upswarmèd them raised them in swarms
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11.198 misordered disturbed
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11.198 common sense general apprehension
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11.199 Crowd compress
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11.199 monstrous strange, unnatural
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11.201 parcels items
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11.203 Hydra son of war Hydra-like son, war. The Hydra of Greek myth was a many-headed beast whose heads grew again as fast as they were cut off. It figuratively represented something destructive; multifarious, and difficult to defeat.
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11.204 Whose … asleep alludes not to the Hydra but to Mercury's overcoming of the hundred-eyed Argus by charming him asleep
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11.208 If not possibly coming forward
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11.209 though even if
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11.210 supplies reinforcements
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11.212 success succession
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11.212 mischief misfortune, distress
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11.219 allow grant; or approve of
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11.222 lavishly unrestrainedly
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11.224 these griefs may indicate that Prince John holds the schedule from 11.105.
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11.226 several various
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11.234.1, 236.1 Colëville (or an anonymous captain)
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11.244 happy season fitting time
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11.245 something somewhat
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11.246 Against in anticipation of, before
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11.247 heaviness sorrow, gloom
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11.250 light carefree
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11.253 had would have
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11.258 our trains i.e. the troops following each of us.
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11.262 lie sleep
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11.262.1 with captains See performance note to 11.189.1.
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11.267.1 to the Archbishop or perhaps to Prince John
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11.272 thee (here used to indicate disrespect)
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11.274 attach arrest
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11.278 pawned pledged
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11.283 Meet appropriate (with possible word-play on 'meat', food)
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11.285 Fondly foolishly
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11.286 stray stragglers
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