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“Oh, to hell with your stars and constellations!” the three on the ground yelled, almost in unison. “Just come you down"

This paragraph is from a fable. I can't decide the usage of "just", and "you". In my opinion, "just" means " to get attention for order " and "you" are used "for emphating anger".

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  • come you is an archaism preserved in regional dialects.Compare come ye.
    – TimR
    Apr 30, 2017 at 15:34

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"Come you down" is an archaic imperative form, whose meanign would now be expressed by "you come down" or even "come down, you". In any case it is a command to the person addressed to come down.

Other similar forms were "Come you on" (meaning "advance!") and "Come you nigh" (meaning "Come here!" or "come near me").

related forms:

Come the three corners of the world in arms, and we shall shock them.

(Shakespeare, King john Act V scene vii) (Meaning: "If all the world approaches and attacks, we will fight them off)

Come one, Come all

(An invitation to everyone)

Come ye to Bethlehem

(Oh Come all ye Faithful a command to everyone to travel to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

(A command that everyone listen and pay attention)

In short. “Just come you down" meas simply "Just come down" and is a command.

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