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ACT I.

By those Welsh women done, as may not be,

Without mueh shame, retold or spoken of. SCENE I.--London.--A Room in the Palace. K. Hen. It seems then, that the tidings of this

broil
Enter King HENRY, WEST MORELAND), Sir WALTER

Brake of our business for the Holy land.
BLUNT, and Others.

West. This, match'd with other, din, my gracious
K. Hen. So shaken as we are, so wan with care,

lord;
Fiud we a lime for frighted peace to pant,

For more uneven and unwelcome news
And breathe short winded accents of new broils Caine from the north, and thus it did import.
To be coinmenced in strouds • atar remote.

On Holy-rood day, the gallant Hotspur there,
No more the thirsty Erinnyst of this soil

Young Harry Percy, and brave Archibald,
Shall duni, her lips with her own children's blood; That ever-valiant, and approved Scot,
No more shall trenching war channel her tields; At Holmedon met,
Nor bruise her towrets with the armed hoofs Where they did spend a sad and bloody hour;
Of hostile paces : those opposed eyes,

As by discharge of their artillery,
Which-like the meteors of a troubled heaven, And shape of likelihood, the news was told ;
All of one nature, of one substance bred,--

For he that brought them, in the very heat
Did lately meet in the intestine shock

And pride of their contention did take horse,
And furious close of civil Lutchery,

Uncertain of the issue any way.
Shall now, in inutual, well-beseening ranks,

K. Hen. Here is a dear and true-industrious
March all one way ; and be no more opposed

friend, Against acquaintance, kindred, and allies :

Sir Walter Blunt, new lighted from his horse,
The edge of war, like an ill-sheathed knife,

Stain'd with the variation of each soil +
No more shall cut his master. Therefore, friends, Betwixt that Holmedon and this seat of ours;
As far as to the sepulchre of Christ,

And he hath brought us smooth and welcome news.
(Whose soldier now, under whose blessed cross The earl of Douglas is discomtited ;
We are impressed and engaged to fight,)

Ten thousand bold Scots, two and lwenty knights,
Forth with a power i of Engiish shall we levy; Balk'd I in their own blood, did Sir Walter see
Whose arms were moulded in their mother's womb | On Holmedon's plains :-Of prisoners, Hotspur took
To chase these pagans, in those holy fields,

Mordake the earl of Fife, and eldest son
Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet,

To heaten Douglas; and the earls of Athol,
Which, fourteen hundred years ago, were mail'd O Murray, Angus, and Menteith.
For our advantage, on the bitter cross.

And is not this an honourable spoil?
Bui this our purpose is a twelve-month old,

A gallant prize? Ha, cousin, is it not?
And bootless 'is to tell you-we will go;

Hest. In faith,
Therefore we meet not now:-Then let me hear It is a conquest for a prince to boast of.
Of you, bly gentle cousin Westmoreland,

K. llen. Tea, there thou mak'st me sad, and
What yesternight our council did decree,

mak'st me sin
In forwarding this dear expedience il.

In envy that my lord Northumberland
Hist. My liege, this laste was hot in question, Should be the father of so blest a son:
And many limits of the charge sel down

A son, who is the theme of honour's tongue ;
Rui yesiernight: when, all at wart there came Amongst a grove, the very straightest plant;
A post from Wales, loaden with heavy news; Who is sweet fortnne's minion, and her pride :
Whose worst was,--that the noble Mortimer, Whilst I, by looking on the praise of him,
Leading the men of Herefordshire to tight

See riot and dishonour stain the brow
Against the irregular and wild Glendower,

Oi' my young Harry. O, that it could be proved,
Was by the rude hand of that Welshman laken, That some night-tripping fairy had exchanged
Aud a thousand of his people butchered :

In cradle-clothes our children where they lay, lpon whose dead corps there was such misuse, And called mine-Percy, his-Plantagenei! Such beastly, shameless transformation,

Then would I have his Harry, and he mine.
Strands, banks of the sea. + The fury of discord. September 14.
1 Furce, ariny.

Ý Needless. | Expedition. + Covered with dirt of differeut colours.
Estimates.

Piled up in a lieap.

coz',

the day.

Bal let him from my thoughts :- What think you, ther antic the law ? Do not thou, when thou art

kg, lai g + thiet. Of this young Percy's pride ? The pri-oners,

P. Hen. No; thou shalt. Which he in this adventure hath surprized,

Fal. Shall I? O rare ! By the Lord, I'll be a brave To his own use he keeps ; and sends me word, judge. I shall have none but Mordake eart of Pite.

P. Hin. Thou judgest false already: I mean, thou West. This is his uncle's, teaching, this is Wor. shalt have the hanging of the thieves, and so becester,

cune a rare hangman. Maleroleni lo' you in all aspects;

Ful. Well, Hal, well; and in some sort it jumps Which makes him prunet himself, and bristle up with my hunour, as well as waiting in the court, I The crest of youth against your dignity.

can tell you. K. ller. But I have sent for him to answer this; P. Hen. For obtaining of snits? And, for this cause, awhile we must neglect

Fal. Yea, for obtaining of suits; whereof the Our holy purpose to Jerusalem.

hangman hath mo lean wardrobe. 'Sblood, I am as Cousin, on Wednesday next our council we melancholy as a gib• cat, or a luge'd bear, Will hold at Windsor, so inform the lords:

P. Hen. Or an old lion; or a lover's lute. But come yourself with speed to us again;

Fab. Yea, or the drone of a Lincolnshire bag. For more is to be said, and to be done,

pipe + Than out of anger can be uttered.

P. Mon. What say'st thou to a bare, or the meWest. I will, iny liege.

(Pireun i lancholy of Moor-diteh?

Ful. Thou hast the most unsavoury similes; and SCENE II.-The same. - Another Room in the Palace art, indeed, the most comparative, rascalliest,

sweet young prince,-But, Hal, ! pr'y thee, trouble Enter HENRY Prince of Wales, and FALSTAPP. me no more with vanity. I would to God, thou and Fal. Now, Hal, what time of day is it, lad? I knew where a commodity of good names were to

2. Hen. Thou art so ial-witted, with drinking of be bought: an old lord of the council rated me old sack, and unbuttoning thee after supprr, and the other day in the street about you, Sir; but I sleeping upon benches afier noon, that thou hast mark'd him not: and yet he talk'd very wisely; forgotton to demand that truly which thou wouidst but I regarded hiin noi: and yet he talk'd wisely, truly know. What a devil hast thou to do with and in the street too. the time of the day? Unless hos Were cups of

P. !en. Thou di well; for wisdom cries out Sack, and minutes capons, and clicks the tongies in the streets, and no man regards it. of bawds, and dials ihe siguis of leaping houses, Fal. O, thou hast damnable iteration t; and art, and the blessed sun hiniselt a fair hot weuch in indeed, able to corrupt a saint. Thon hast done lame.colour'd taffata ; I see no reason, why thou much hann upon me, Hal,-God forgive thee for shouldst be so superfluous to demand the time of it! Betore I knew thee, Hal, I knew nothing; and

now am I, if a man should speak truly, little better Fal. Indeed, you come near me now, Hal: for than one of the wicked. Lmust give over this lite, Ne, that take purses, go by the moun and seven and I will give it over; by the Lord, an I do not, nars; and not by, Phoebus,-he, that wandering | I am a villain ; I'll be damn’d for never a king's knight so fair. And I pray thee, sweet wag, when Som in Christendom. thou art king, -as, God save thy grace, (majesty, I

P. llen. Where shall we take a purse to-morrow, should say ; for grace thou wili have none,) --

Jack P. Hen. What! none ?

Fal. Where thou wilt, lad, I'll make one; an I Fal. No, by my troth ; not so much as will serve do not, call me villain, and baffle ý me. to be prologtie to an egg and butter.

P. Hen. I see a good amendment of life in thee; P. Hen. Well, how then? Come, roundly, roundly. from praying, to purse-taking. Fal. Marry, then, sweet wag, when thou art king, let not us, that are squires of the night's body,

Enter Poins, at a distance. be call'd thieves of the day's beanty ; let us be- Ful. Why, Hal, 'lis my vocation, Hal; 'tis no Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions: sin for a man to labour in his vocation. Poins! of the moon : and let men say, we be men of good Now shall we know if Gadshill have set a matchila guvernment; being govern'd as the sea is, by onr o, if men were to be saved by merit, what hede in woble and chaste mistress the moon, under whose hell were hot enough for him! This is the most countenance we--steal.

cmnipotent villain, thatever cried, Stand, to a true P. Pen. Thou say'st well; and it holds well too : for the fortune of us, that are the inoon's mer,

P. Hen. Good morrow, Ned. doth ebb and flow like the sea; being goveru'd as Poins. Good morrow, sweet Hal.-Wha. says the sea is, by the moon. As, for proof, now :--A monsieur Remorse? What says Sir John Sack-andpurse of gold most resolutely 'snatch'd on Monday sagar? Jack, how agrees the devil and thee at it light, and most dissolutely spent on Tuesday they soul, that thou soldest him on Good riday lost, morning; got with swearing-lay by's; and spent for a cup of Madeira, and a cold capon's legi with crying-bring in #; now, in as low an ebb as P. llen. Sir John stands to his word, the devil the fooi of the ladder ;'and, by and by, in as high shall have his m; for he was never eta a How as the ridge of the gallows.

breaker of proverbs, lie will give the devil his due. Fal. By the Lord, thou say'st true, lad. And is Poins. Then art thou damu'd for keeping thy not my hostess of the tavern a most sweet wench? word with the devil. P. Hen. As the honey of Hybla, my oid lad of

P. Hen. Else he had been damn’d for cozening the castle. And is not a buff jerkin a most sweet the devil. robe of durance ?

Poins. But, my lads, niy lads, to-morrow mornFal. How now, how now, mad wag! What, in ! ing by four o'clock, carly ai Gadshill: there are thy quips, and thý quiddities': What a plague

have pilgrims going to Canterbury with rich opierings, I to do with a buit jerkin?

and traders riding to London with fat pusses: Í P. Hen. Why, what a pox have I to do with my baie visory*• for you all, you have homens for your

selves; Gidshill lies to-night isi Ruclesier; I have Pal. Well

, thou hast calld her to a reckoning, bespoke supper to-morrow night in Lasteneap: we many a time and oft.

may do it as secure as sleep: if you will go, I wul P. Ven. Did lever call for thee to pay thy part? ruf your purses full of crowns; it you will not, Fal. No; I'll give thee thy due, thou hast paid larry at home, and belang'd.

Ful. Hear me, Yedward; if I tarry at home, and P. Hen. Yea, and elsewhere, so far as my coin go not, I'll hans you for going. would stretch; and, where it would not, I have l'oins. You will, chops?

Ful. Hal, wilt thou make one? Fal. Yea, and so used it, that, were it not here P. Hon. Whe, l rob? I a thief ? Noti, by my faith. apparent that thou art 'heir apparent, -But,

Fal. There's neither honesty, manhood, vor good pi'y thee, sweet wag, shall there be gallow's stand

in England when thou art kiny? And resolution Gib-cat, should be lib-cut,-a Scotch term at thus fobb’d as it is, with the rusly curb of old ta this day for a selded cai.

+ Croak of a frog.

Citation of holy text + Trim, as birds clean their feathers. Treat me with ignominy. ! The dress of sheriff's officers. $ Stand still. # More wine. Made an appoimubient.

$ Honest.

• Masks.

Dan.

hostess of the tavern ?

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fellowship in thee, nor thou carnest not of the
blood royal, if thoá darest not stand for ten shil.

SCENE 111.-The same. - Another Room In the lings

Paluce.
P.Hen. Well, then, once in my days I'll be a
mad-cap.

Enter k'ing HENRY, NORTHUMBERLAND, Worces-
Fal. Why, that's well said.

TER, HOTSPUR, Sir WALTER BLUNT, and Others. P. Hen. Well, come what will, I'll tarry at

K. Men. My blood hath been too cold and temhome.

perate,
Fal. By the Lord, I'll be a traitor then, when thou Unapt to stir at these indignities,
art king.

And you have found me ; for accordingly,
P. Hen. I care not.

You tread upon iny patience; but be sure, Poins. Sir John, I preythee, leave the prince and

I will from henceforth rather be mysell, me alone; I will lay him down such reasons for Mighty, and to be fear'd, than my condition; this adventure, that he shall go.

Which hath been smooth as oil, soft as young down, Fal. Well, nay'sl' thou have the spirit of per- And therefore lost that title of respect, suasion, and he the ears of profiting, that what thou

Which the proud soul ne'er pays, but to the proud.
speakest may move, and what he hears may be be. Wor. Our liouse my sovereigui liege, little deserves
lieved, that the true prince may (for recreation The scourge of greatness to be used on it;
sake,) prove a false thief: for the poor abuses of And that same greatness too which our own hands
the time want countenance. Farewelle you shall Have holp to make so portly
find me in Eastcheap.

North, My lord.
P. Hen. Farewell, thou latter spring! Farewell

K. Hen. Worcester,get thee gone, for I see danger
All-hallown summer!

(Exit Falstaff. And disobedience in thine eye: 0, Sir, Poins. Now, my good sweet honey lord, ride Your presence is too bold and peremptory, with us to-morrow; I have a Jest to execute, that Aud majesty might never yet endure I cannot manage alone. Falstaff, Bardolph, 'Peto, The moody frontiert ot a servant brow. und Gadshill, shall rob those men that we have You have good leave i to leave us : when we need already way-laid; yourself, and 1, will not be Your use and counsel, we shall send for you.there : and when they have tlie booty, if you and

[Erit Worcester. I do not rob them,

cut this head from my shoulders. You were about to speak. [To Northumberland. P. Hen. But how shall we part with them In Thuse prisoners in your highness' name demanded,

North. Yea, iny good lord.
setting forth?
Poins. Why, we will set forth before or after

Which Harry Percy here at Holmedon took,
them, and appoint them a place of meeting, Where, as he says, not with such strength denied
wherein it is at our pleasure to fail; and then as is deliver'd to your majesty :
will they adventure upon the exploit themselves : Elther envy, therefore, or misprision
which they shall have no sooner achieved, but to guilty of this fault, and not my son.
we'll set upon them.

Hot. My liege, I did deny vo prisoners. P. Hen. Ay, but, 'lis like, that they will know But, I remember, when the fight was done, us, by our horses, by our habits, and by every

When I was dry with rage, and extreme toii, other appointment, to be ourselves.

Breathless and faint, leaning upon my sword, Poins. Tul! our horses they shall not see, I'll Came there a certain lord, neat, trimly dress'd, tie them in the wood; our visors we will change, Fresh as a bridegroom; and his chin, new reap'd, after we leave them ; and, sírrah, I have cases of Shew'd like a stubble-land at harvest home : buckram for the nonce 1, to immask our noted out. He was perfumed like a milliner; ward garments.

And 'twixt his finger and his thumb he held P. Hen. But, I doubt, they will be too hard for A pouncet-box g, which ever and anon

He gave his nose, and took't away again ;-
Poins. Well, for two of them, I know them to be Who, therewith angry, when it next came there,
as true bred cowards as ever turn'd back; and for Took it in snuff:-And still he smiled, and talk'd ;
the third, if he fight longer than he sees reason, And, as the soldiers bore dead bodies by,
I'll forswear arms. The virtue of this jest will be, He call'd them-untaught knaves, unmannerly,
the incomprehensible lies that this same fat rogue To bring a slovenly unhandsome corse
will tell us, wlien we meet at supper; how thirty, Betwixt the wind and his nobility,
at least, he fought with ; what wards, what blows, with many holiday and lady ternis
what extremities he endured ; and, in the reproofs He question'd me : among the rest demanded
of thi ; lies the jest.

Ny prisoners, in your majesty's behalf.
P. ten. Well, I'll go with thee ; provide us all I ihen, all smarting, with my wounds being cold,
things necessary, and meet ine to-morrow night in To be so pester'd with a popinjay II,
Eastcheap, there I'll sup. Farewell.

Out of my grieff and my impatience
Poins. Farewell, my lord.

(Exit Poins. Answer'd neglectingly, I know not what;
P. Hen. I know you all, and will å while up. He should, or he should not ;-for he inade me
hold.

mad, The unyoked humour of your idleness:

To see him shine so brisk, and smell so sweet,
Yet herein will I imitate the sun;

And talk so like a waiting-gentlewoman,
Who doth perinit the base contagious clouds Of guns, and drums, and wounds, (God save the
To smother up his beauty from the world,

mark !)
That, when he please again to be himself,

And selling pié, the sovereign'st thing on earth
Being wanted, he may be more wonder'd at, Was parmaceti, for an inward bruise ;
By breaking through the foul and ugly mists And that it was great pity, so it was,
of vapours, that did seem to strangle him. That villainous salt-petre should be 'digg'd
If all the year were playing holidays,

Out of the bowels of the harmless earth,
To sport would be as tedious as to work ;

Which many a good tall** fellow had destroy'd
But, when they seldom come, they wish'd-for come, So cowardly; and, but for these vile guns,
And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.

He would himself have been a soldier.
So, when this loose behaviour I throw off,

This bald unjointed chat of his, my lord,
And pay the debt I never promised,

I answer'd indirectly, as I said;
By how much better than my word I am,

And, I beseech you, let not his report
By so much shall I falsify men's hopes || ;

Come current for an accusation,
And, like bright metal on a sullen & ground, Betwixt my love and your high majesty.
My reformation, glittering o'er my fault,

Blunt. The circumstance consider'd, good my
Snall shew more goodly, and attract more eyes,

Jord,
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.

Whatever Harry Percy then had said,
I'll so offend, to make offence a skill;

To such a person, and in such a place,
Redeeming time, when men think least I will. At such a time, with all the rest re-told,

(Exit. May reasonably die, and never rise

To do him wrong, or any way impeach
The value of a coin called real or royal. What then he said, so he unsay it now.
+ Pure weather at Al-hallown-lide (i. e. All
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Occasion,
Confutation.

A small box for musk or other perfumes.
Lapai tations.

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I lell thee,

X.Her. Why, yet he doth deny his prisoners ; prof. But, soft, I prayon; d'Aking Richard then That we, at our own charge, shall ransome straight | Heir to the crown! His brother-in-law, the foolish Mortimer;

North. He did ; myself did hear it. Who, on my soul, hath wilfully betray'd

lot. Nay, then I cannot blame his cousin king, The lives of those, that he did lead lo tight

That wish'd him on the barren mountains starved. Against the great magician, damn'd Glendower ; But shall it be, that you,-that set the crown Whose daughter, as we hear, the earl of March Upon the head of this forgetful man; Hath lately married. Shall our coffers then And, for his sake, wear the detested blot Re emptied, to redeem a traitor home?

Of murd'rous subornation,-shall it be, Shall we buy treason ? And indent. with fears, That you a world of curses undergo; When they have lost and forfeited themselves? Being the agents, or base second means, No, on the barren mountains let him starve ; The cords, the ladder, or the hangman rather :For I shall never hold that man my friend,

0, pardon me, that I descend so low, Whose tongue shall ask me for one penny cost

To shew the line, and the predicament,
To ransoine home revolted Mortimer.

Wherein you range under this subtle king.
Hot. Revolted Mortimer!

Shall it, for shame, be spoken in these days,
He never did fall off, my sovereign liege,

Or till up chronicles in time to come,
But by the chance of war :-To prove that true, That men of your nobility and power.
Needs no more but one tongue for all those wounds, Did 'gage them both in an unjust behalf,-
Those mouthed wounds, which valiantly he took, As both of you, God pardon ii ! have done,
When on the gentle Severn's sedgy bank,

To put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose, In single opposition, hand to hand,

And plant this thorn, this canker*, Bolingbroke 1 He did confound + the best part of an hour

And shall it, in inore shame, be further spoken, In changing hardiment with great Glendower: That you are fool'd, discarded, and shook off Three times they breathed, and three times did they By him, for whom these shames ye underwent? drink,

No; yet time serves, wherein you may redeem l'pon agreement, of swift Severn's flood;

Your banish'd honours, and restore yourselves Who then, affrighted with their bloody looks, Into the good thoughts of the world again : Ran fearfully among the trembling reeds,

Revenge the jeering, and disdain'd + contempt, And hid his crisp ý head in the hollow bank Of this proud king, who studies, day and night, Blood-stained with these valiant combatants. To answer all the debt he owes to you, Never did bare and routen policy

Even with the bloody payment of your deaths. Colour her working with such deadly wounds; Therefore, I say,-Nor never could the noble Mortimer

Wor. Peace, cousin, say no more : Receive so many, and all willingly :

And now I will unclasp a secret book, Then let him not be slander'd with revolt.

And to your quick-conceiving discontents Ki Hen. Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost I'll read you matter deep and dangerous ; belie him,

As full of peril, and advent'rous spirit, He never did encounter with Glendower;

As to o'er-walk a current, roaring loud,

On the unsteadfast footing of a spear. He durst as well have met the devil alone,

Hot. If he fall in, good night :-or sink or As Owen Glendower for an enemy.

swim :Art not ashamed? But, sirrah, henceforth

Send danger from the east unto the west, Let me not hear you speak ot' Mortimer.

So honour cross it from the porth to south,
Send me your prisoners with the speediest means, And let them grapple ;-0! the blood more stirs,
Or you shall hear in such a kind from me

To rouse a lion, than to start a hare.
As will displease you.—My lord Northumberland, North. Imagination of some great exploit
We license your departure with your son :-

Drives him beyond the bounds of patience.
Send us your prisoners, or you'll hear of it.

Hot. By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, (Exeunt King Henry, Blunt, and Train. To pluck briglit' honour from the pale-faced Hot. And if the devil come and roar for them, I will not send them :-( will after straight,

Or dive into the bottom of the deep, And tell him so; for I will ease my heart,

Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, Although it be with hazard of my head.

And pluck up drowned honour by the locks; North. What, drunk with choler? Stay, and pause So he, that doth redeem her thence, might wear, a while;

Without corrival 1, all her dignities :
Here comes your uncle.

But out upon this half-faced fellowship $!
Re-enter WORCESTER.

Wor. He apprehends a world of figures | here,

But not the form of what he should attend. Hot. Speak of Mortimer?

Good cousin, give me audience for a while.
"Zounds, I will speak of him; and let my soul Hot. I cry you mercy.
Want mercy, if I do not join with him :

Wor. Those same noble Scots,
Yea, on his part, I'll einpty all these veins, That are your prisoners,
And shed my dear blood drop by drop i'the dust, Hot. I'll keep them all ;
But I will lift the down trod Mortimer

By heaven, he shall not have a Scot of them : As high i'the air as this unthankful king,

No, if a Scot would sare his soul, he shall not : As this ingrate and canker'd Bolingbroke. I'll keep them, by this hand. North. Brother, the king hath made your nephew Wor. You start away, mad.

(To Worcester. And lend no ear unto my purposes.Wor. Who struck this heat up, after I was gone? Those prisoners you shall keep.

Hot. He will, forsooth, have all my prisoners; Hot. Nay, I will; that's tai : And when I urged the ransome once again

He said, he would not ransome Mortimer ; Of my wife's brother, then his check look'd pale; Forbad my tongue to speak of Mortimer; And on my face he turn’d an eye of death,

But I will find him when he lies asleep, Trembling even at the name of Mortimer.

And in his ear I'll holla--Mortimer! Wor. I cannot blame him :- Was he not pro- Nay, claim'd,

I'll have a starling shall be taught to speak By Richard that dead is, the next of blood ? Nothing but Mortimer, and give it liin,

North. He was ; I heard the proclamation : To keep his anger still in motion. And then it was, when the unhappy king

Wor. Hear you, Whose wrongs in us God pardun!) did set forth Cousin ; a word. Upon his Irish expedition;

Hot. All studies here I solemnly defy, Prom whence he, intercepted, did return

Save how to gall and pinch this Boling broke: To be deposed, and, shortly murdered.

And that same sword-and-buckler ** prince of Wor. And for whose death, we in the world's

Wales, wide mouth Live scandalized, and foully spoken of.

• The dog.rose.

+ Disdainfil, A rival.

o Friendship. • Sign an indenture.

+ Expend.

| Shapes created by his imagination. 1 Hardiness.

ý Curled.

Refuse. s Ungrateful.

*** The term for a blustering quarrelsome fellow.

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But that I think his father loves him not,

Ost. (W'lth.) Anon, anon.
Aud would be glad Jie met with some mischance, 1 Car. I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a
I'd have him poison'd with a pot of ale.

few flocks in ihe point ; the poor jade is wrung in Hor. Farewell, kinsman! I will talk to you,

the withers out of all cess t.
When you are better temper'd to attend.
North. Why, what a wasp-stung and impatient

Enter another CARRIER.
fool,

2 Car. Pease and beans are as dank there as a Art thon, lo break into this woman's mood;

dog, and that is the next way to give poor jades Jying thine ear lo no tongle but thine own?

the bots: this house is turn'd upside down, since Fot. Why, look you, I am whipp'd and scourged Robin ostler died. with rods,

1 Car. Poor fellow! never joy'd since the price Nettled, and sting with pismires, when I hear of oats rose; it was the death of him. Of this vile politician, Bolingbroke.

2 Car. I think, this be the most villainous louse In Richard's time,- What do you call the place ?- in all London road for ficas: I am stung like a A plague upon't !--It is in Gloucestershire;

tench. 'Twas where the mad-cap duke his uncle kept;

1 Car. Like a tench ? By the mass, there is ne'er a His uncle York ;-where I first bow'd my knee king in Christendoni could be better bit than I have Onto this king of smiles, this Bolingbroke,

been since the first cock. When you and he came back from Ravenspurg.

2 Car. Why, they will allow us ne'er & jorden, North. At Berkley castle.

and then we leak in your chimney; and your lot. You say true :

chamber-lie breeds fieas like a loach . Why, what a candy + deal of courtesy

1 Car. What, osller! come away, and be hang'd, This fawning greyhound then did proffer me ! come away. Look,--when his infant fortune came to age,

2 Car. I have a gammon of bacon, and two razes And-gentle Ilarry Percy-and, kind cousin,- of ginger, to be deliver'd as far as Charing-cross. 0, the devil take such cozeners! God forgive me!

1 Car. 'Odsbody! the turkies in my pannier are Good uncle, tell your tale, for I have done. quite starved. What, osuer !-A plague on thee! Wor. Nay, if you have not, to't again ;

Hast thou never an eye in thy head! Canst not We'll stay your leisure.

hear? An 'lwere not as good a deed as drink, to Hot. I hare done, i' faith.

break the pate of thee, I am a very villain.-Come,
Wor. Then once inore to your Scottish prisoners. and be hang'd :-Hast po faith in ihee?
Deliver them up without their ransome straight,
And make the Douglas' son your only mean

Enter GADSPILL.
For powers in Scotland ; which,- for divers reasons,

Gads. Good morrow, carriers. What's O'clock?
Which I shall send you written,-be assured,

1 Car. I think it be two o'clock. Will easily be granied.-Yon, my lord,

Gads. I pr’ythee, lend me thy lantern, to see my

{To Northumberland.gelding in the stable. Your son in Scotland being thus employ'd,

1 Car. Nay, soft, I pray ye; I know a trick worth Shall secretly into the bosom creep.

two of that, i' faith.
Of that same noble prelate, well beloved,

Cads. I prøythee, lend me thine.
The archbishop.

2 Car. Ay, when? Canst tell?-Lend me thy lan Hot. Of York, is't not?

tern, quoth a ?- Marry, I'll see thee hang'd tirst. Wor. True; who bears hard

Gads. Şirrah carrier, what time do you mean to
His brother's death at Bristol, the lord Scroop. come to London
I speak not this in estimationi,

2 Car. Time enough to go to bed with a candle, As what I think might be, but what I know I warrant thee. Come, neighbour Mugs, we'll call Is ruminated, plotted, and set down;

up the gentlemen ; they will along with company, And only stays but to behold the face

for they have great charge. (Exeunt Carriers. Of that occasion that shall bring it on.

Gads. What, ho! chamberlain !
Hot. I smell it ; upon my lite it will do well. Cham. (Within.) At hand, quoth pick-purse :
North. Before the game's a-foot, thou still let'st Gads. That's even as fair as-at hand, quoth the
slip.

chamberlain : for thou variest no inore from pick-
Hot. Why, it cannot choose but be a noble plot : ing of purses, than giving direction doth from las
And then the power of Scotland, and of York :- houring ; thou lay'st the plot how.
To join with, Mortimer, ha?

Enter CHAMBERLAIN.
Wor. And so they shall.
Hot. In faith it is exceedingly well aim'd.

Cham. Good morrow, master Gadshill. It holds
Wor. And 'tis no little reason bids us speed, current, that I told you yesternighi: there's a
To save our heads by raising of a head ý:

franklin ++ in the wild of Kent, hath brought three For, bear ourselves as even as we can,

hundred marks with him in gold: I heard him tell The king we always think him in our debt; it to one of his company, last night at supper: a And think we think ourselves unsatisfied,

kind of auditor ; one that hath abundance of Till he bath found a time to pay us home.

charge too, God knows what. They are up al. And see already, how he doth begin

ready, and call for eggs and butter: they will To make lis strangers to his looks of love.

away presently, Ilot. He does, he does ; we'll be revenged on him. Gads. Sirrah, if they meet not with Saint Nicholor. Cousin, farewell :-No further go in this, las' clerks, I'll give thee this neck. Than I bv letters shall direct your course.

Cham. No, I'll none of it: I pr’ythee, keep that When time is ripe, (which will be suddenly,) for the hangman ; for, I know,' thou worship'st I'll steal to Glendower, and lord Mortimer ; Saint Nicholas as truly as a man of falsehood nay: Where you and Douglas, and our powers at once, Gads. What talk'st thou to me of the bangman? (As I will fashion it,) shall happily meet,

If I hang, I'll make a fat pair of gallow's : for, if I To bear our fortunes in our own strong arms, hang, old Sir John hangs with me; and, thou Which now we hold at much uncertainty.

know'st, he's no starreling. Tut! there are other North. Farewell, good brother: we shall thrive, Trojans that thou dream'st not of, the which, for I trust.

sport sake, are content to do the profession some Mot. Uncle, adieu :-0, let the hours be short, grace; that would, if matters should be look'd into, Till fields, and blows, and groans, applaud our for their own credit sake, make all whole. I am spurt!

(Exeunt. I join'd with no foot land-rakers it, no long-staff, six.

penny strikers 9 ; none of these mad, mustachio, ACT II.

purple-hued malt-worms : but with nobilily, and SIEVE 1.--Rochester.-An Inn Yard. tranquillity ; burgomasters, and great oneversti;

such as will strike sooner than speak, and speak Enter a CARRIER, with a Lantern in his lland.

sooner than drink, and drink sooner than pray: and I Car. Heigh ho! An't be not four by the day, T'Il be hang'd: Charles' wain is orer the new • Naine of his horse. + Measure.

Wet. chimney, and yet our horse not pack'd. Wai, 6 Wornus.

|| Spotted like a tench. ostler!

A small fish supposed to breed tieas.

** A proverb, from the pick-purse being always • Mind, humour. + Sugared. ready.

+ Freeholler. Conjecture. A body of forces. :: Cant term for highwaymen.

Footpads. The constellation ursa major.

OH Public accountants.

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