Explanatory Notes for Act 3, Scene 2
From Henry IV, Part I. Ed. Brainerd Kellogg. New York: Clark and Maynard.
(Line numbers have been altered.)
8. Passages, occurrences.
13. Lewd, base.
20. Doubtless, sure.
23. Reproof, disproof.
31. From, away from.
43. To possession, to the possessor of the crown, Richard II.
59. Such solemnity, the solemnity of a feast.
61. Bavin, dry brushwood, light, combustible.
62. Carded his state, discarded his dignity, as cards are
thrown out of the pack.
63. Carping, taunting.
67. Comparative, one who uses terms of comparison.
69. Enfeoff'd himself, gave himself up, devoted himself.
73. By much too much, excessively too much. The expression too much was often intensified by prefixing too. Two
Gentlemen of Verona, ii. 4, "O but I love his lady too too much."
77. Community, commonness, familiarity.
81. But rather drows'd, but with such eyes as rather
83. Cloudy, gloomy.
85. Line, position.
98. Interest to the state, interest in the eyes of the state.
101. Harness, armor.
103. Being no more, etc. Being no older than thyself. This was not the fact. Shakespeare thought it poetically expedient to make Hotspur an "infant warrior."
115. Enlarged him, set him at large, liberated him.
120. Capitulate, draw up heads or articles of conspiracy.
Up, in arms.
123. Dearest, most important. Hamlet, i. 2, "Would I had
met my dearest foe in heaven."
136. Favor, features, face.
138. Lights, happens.
141. Unthought-of, unregarded.
148. To engross up, to collect or store up.
151. Worship, homage.
154. I shall, etc. That I shall perform it.
156. Long-grown wounds, long-repeated grievances.
157. Bands, bonds. The words band and bond were formerly interchangeable.
158. A hundred thousand, etc. This is to me as good as the
deaths of, etc.
176. By which account, etc. And our business being reckoned according to this account.
180. Feeds him, feeds himself.
How to cite the explanatory notes:
Shakespeare, William. King Henry IV, Part 1. Ed. Brainerd Kellogg. New York: Clark and Maynard, 1885. Shakespeare Online. 20 Feb. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/1kh4_3_2.html >.