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You and Thee

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In Henry IV Part 1, in the exchange between Hotspur and Owen Glendower, about calling up devils from the vasty deep, Hotspur deliberately shifts from the word you to thee when he addresses Glendower. You was often used to convey respect while thee was used when speaking to someone of inferior rank,
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My liege, I did deny no prisoners

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My liege, I did deny no prisoners.
But I remember, when the fight was done,
When I was dry with rage and extreme toil,
Breathless and faint, leaning upon my sword,
Came there a certain lord, neat and trimly dressed,
Fresh as a bridegroom, and his chin new reaped
Showed like a stubble land at harvest home.
He was perfumèd like a milliner,
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Act 1
Scene 3
Line 30

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But soft, I pray you

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Hotspur
But soft, I pray you. Did King Richard then
Proclaim my brother Edmund Mortimer
Heir to the crown?
Northumberland
He did; myself did hear it.

And now I will unclasp a secret book,
And to your quick-conceiving discontents
I’ll read you matter deep and dangerous

Hotspur
Nay then,
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Act 1
Scene 3
Line 158

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Hear you, cousin, a word

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Worcester
Hear you, cousin, a word.
Hotspur 
All studies here I solemnly defy,
Save how to gall and pinch this Bolingbroke.
And that same sword-and-buckler Prince of Wales—
But that I think his father loves him not
And would be glad he met with some mischance—
I would have him poisoned with a pot of ale.
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Act 1
Scene 3
Line 235

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But, for mine own part, my lord, I could be well contented

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Hotspur, reading a letter
But, for mine own part, my lord, I could be
well contented to be there, in respect of the love I
bear your house. He could be contented; why is he
not, then? In respect of the love he bears our
house—he shows in this he loves his own barn
better than he loves our house.
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Act 2
Scene 3
Line 1

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Come, come, you paraquito, answer me

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Lady Percy
Come, come, you paraquito, answer me
Directly unto this question that I ask.
In faith, I’ll break thy little finger, Harry,
An if thou wilt not tell me all things true.

Thou wilt not utter what thou dost not know,
And so far will I trust thee, gentle Kate.

Hotspur
Away!
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Act 2
Scene 3
Line 90

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Sit, good cousin Hotspur

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Glendower
Sit, good cousin Hotspur, for by that name
As oft as Lancaster doth speak of you
His cheek looks pale, and with a rising sigh
He wisheth you in heaven.
Hotspur
And you in hell,
As oft as he hears Owen Glendower spoke of.

I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
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Act 3
Scene 1
Line 7

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You and Thee

Methinks my moiety, north from Burton here

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Hotspur, looking at the map
Methinks my moiety, north from Burton here,
In quantity equals not one of yours.
See how this river comes me cranking in
And cuts me from the best of all my land
A huge half-moon, a monstrous cantle  out.
I’ll have the current in this place dammed up,
And here the smug and silver Trent shall run
In a new channel,
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Act 3
Scene 1
Line 100

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Fie, cousin Percy, how you cross my father!

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Mortimer
Fie, cousin Percy, how you cross my father!
Hotspur
I cannot choose. Sometime he angers me
With telling me of the moldwarp and the ant,
Of the dreamer Merlin and his prophecies,
And of a dragon and a finless fish,
A clip-winged griffin and a moulten raven,
A couching lion and a ramping cat,
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Act 3
Scene 1
Line 151

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Pray God my news be worth a welcome, lord

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Vernon
Pray God my news be worth a welcome, lord.
The Earl of Westmoreland, seven thousand strong,
Is marching hitherwards, with him Prince John.
Hotspur
No harm, what more?
Vernon
And further I have learned
The King himself in person is set forth,
Or hitherwards intended speedily,
With strong and mighty preparation.
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Act 4
Scene 1
Line 91

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The Prince of Wales stepped forth before the King

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Worcester
The Prince of Wales stepped forth before the King,
And, nephew, challenged you to single fight.
Hotspur
O, would the quarrel lay upon our heads,
And that no man might draw short breath today
But I and Harry Monmouth! Tell me, tell me,
How showed his tasking? Seemed it in contempt?

He made a blushing cital of himself,
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 48

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