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Re-enter W'ESTUORELAND.

Arch. I take your princely word for these ro

dresses. West. The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your P. John. I give it you, and will maintain my lordship,

word : Jo meet his grace just distance 'ween our armies? And thereupon I drink unto your grace. Moul. Your grace of York, in God's name then Hast. Go, captain, (To un Oficer.) aud deliver to

set forward. Arch. Before, and greet his grace:-My lord, we This news of peace ; let them have pay, and part: (Eteunt. I know, it will well please thein ;-Hie thee, caplain.

(Erit Officer. SCENE II.--Another Part of the Forest. Arch. To you, my noble lord of Westmoreland.

West. I pledge your grace: and, if you knew Enter, from one side, MOWBRAY, the ARCHBISHOP,

HASTings, and others : from the other side, Prince I have bestow'd, to breed this present peace, John oj LANCASTER, WEST MORBLAND Officers, You would drink freely : but ny love to you and Attendants.

Shall shew itself more openly hereafter. P. John. You are well encounter'd here, my cou. Arch. I do not doubt you. sin Mowbray :

West. I am glad of it.Good day to you, gentle lord Archbishop ;

Health to my lord, and gentle cousin, Mowbray.
And so to you, lord Hastings,-and to all.

Mowb. You wish me health in very liappy season ;
My lord of York, it better shew'd with you, For I am, on the sudden, something ill.
When that your sock, assembled by the bell, Arch. Against ill chances, men are ever merry ;
Encircled you, to hear with reverence

But heaviness soreruns the good event.
Your exposition on the holy text;

West. Therefore be merry, coz; since sudden Than now to see you here an iron man

sorrow Cheering a rout of rebels with your drum,

Serves to say thus,-Some good thing comes toTurning the word to sword, and life to death.

horrow. That man, that sits within a monarch's heart, Arch. Believe me, I am passing light in spirit. And ripens in the sunshine of his "avour,

Mowb. So much the worse, if your own rule be Would he abuse the countenance of the king,

true.

(Shouts uithin. Alack, what mischiefs might he set abroach, P. John. The word of peace is render'd; hark, In shadow of such greatness! With you, lord bishop,

how they shout!
It is even so :-Who hath not heard it spoken, Doub. This had been cheerful, after victory.
How deep you were within the books of God? Arch. A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
To us, the speaker in his parliament;

For then both parties nobly are subdued,
To us, the imagined voice of God himself;

And neither party loser.
The very opener, and intelligencer,

P. John. Go, my lord,
Betweeń the grace, the sanctities of heaven, And let our army' be discharged too.-
And our dull workings +: 0, who shall believe,

(Exit Westmoreland.
But you misuse the reverence of your place ; And, good my lord, so please you, let our trains *
Employ the countenance and grace of heaven, March by ns; that we inay peruse the men
As a false favourite doth his prince's name,

We should have coped withal.
In deeds dishononrable? You have taken up!, Arch. Go, good lord Hastings,
Under the counterfeited zeal of God,

And, ere they be dismiss’d, let them march by. The subjects of his substitute, my father;

(Exit Hastings. And, both against the peace of heaven and him, P. John. I trust, my lords, we shall lie to-night Have here up-swarm'd them.

logether. Arch. Good my lord of Lancaster,

Re-enter WESTMORELAND.
I am out here against your father's peace :
But, as I told my lord of Westmoreland,

Now, cousin, wherefore stands our army still ?
The time misorder'd doth, in common sense,

West. The leaders, having charge from you to Crowd ns, and crush us, to this monstrous form,

stand, To hold our safety up. I sent your grace

Will not go off antil they hear you speak. The parcels and particulars of our grief:

P. John. They know their duties. The which hath been with scorn shoved from the

Re-enter Hastings.
court,
Whereon this Hydra son of war is born :

Hast. My lord, our army is dispersed already :
Whose dangerous eyes may well be charnı'd asleep, Like youthful steerst unyoked, they take their
With grant of our most just and right desires;
And true obedience, of this maduess cured,

East, west, north, south ; or like a school broke up,
Stoop tamely to the foot of majesty.

Each huries toward his home, and sporting-place. Mowb. If not, we ready are to try our fortunes

W'est. Good tidings, my lord Hastings; for the To the last inan.

which Hast. And though we here fall down,

I do arrest thee, traitor, of high treason :We have supplies to second our attempt;

And you,-lord Archbishop-and you,-lord MowIf they miscarry, theirs shall secund them:

bray, And so, success of mischief shall be born;

of capital treason I attach you both. And heir frona heir shall hold this quarrel up,

Moub. Is this proceeding just and honourable ? Whiles England shall have generation.

West. Is your assembly so? P. John. You are too shallow, Hastings, much too

Arch. Will you break ihus your faith? shallow,

P. John. I pawn'd thee none : To sound the bottom of the after-tines.

I promised you redress of these same grievances, West. Pleaseth your grace, to answer them di

Whereof you did complain ; which, by mine horectly,

nour, How far-forth' you do like their articles ?

I will perform with a most christian care. P. John. I like them all, and do allow them

But, for you, rebels,-look to taste the due well:

Meet for rebellion, and such acts as yours. And swear here by the honour of my blood,

Most shallowly did you these arms commence, My father's purposes have been mistook;

Fondly I brought here, and foolishly sent hence.And some about him have too lavishly

Strike up our drunis, pursue the scatter'd stray ; Wrested his meaning, and authority.

Heaven, and not we, hath safely fought to.day.My lord, these griets shall be with speed red se'd ;

Some guard these traitors to the block of deach ; L'pon my soul, they shall. If this may please you,

Treason's true bed, and yielder up of breath. Discharge your powers & unto their several counties,

(Ereunt. As we will ours : and here, between the armies, SCENE III.- Another Part of the Forest. Let's drink together friendly, and enibrace; That all their eyes may bear those tokens home, Alarums.-Excursions.-Enter Falstaff and COLE of our restored love, and amity.

VILE, meeting. • Clan in armour.

Fal. What's your name, Sir? Of what condition +- Labours of thought. * Raised in arms.

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Cole. I am a knight, Sir; and my name is-Cole. P. John. Fare you well, Falstaff : 1, in my convile of the dale.

dition, Fal. Well then, Colevile is your name; a knight Shall better speak of you than you deserve.[Erit. is your degree; and your place, the dale: Colevite Fal. I would, you had but the wit ; 't were beller shall still be your name; a traitor your degree ; | than your dukedom.-Good faithr, this same yonng and the dungeon your place,-a place deep enouglı; sober-blooded boy doth not love me; nor a man so shall you still be Colevile of the dale.

cannot make him laugh ;--but that's no marvel, he Cole. Åre not you Sir John Palstatf?

rinks no wine. There's never any of these deFul. As good a man as he, Sir, whoe'er I am. inure boys come to any proof: for thin drink doth Do you yield, Sir! Or, shall I sweat for you? It I so over-cool their blood, and making many fishdo sweai, they are drops of the lovers, and they meals, that they fall into a kind of male greenweep for thy death : therefore rouse up fear and sickness; and then, when they marry, they get trembling, and so observance to my inercy.

wenches: they are generally tools and cowards ;('obs. I think, you are Sir Jolan Falstaff; and, in which some of us should be 100, but for intiamina. that thought, seld me

tion. A good sherris-sack hath a two-fold operate Fal. I have a whole school of tongucs in this tion in it. It ascends me into the brain; dries me belly of mme; and not a longue of them all -peaks there all the foolish, and dull, and crudy vapouts »ny other worn but my name. An I had but a which environ it: makes it apprehensive, quick, veily of any indifferency, I were simply the most forgelivet, full of nimble, fiery, and delectable aclive tellow in Europe: my womb, my womb, my shapes; which deliver'd o'er to the voice, the womb ondoes me:-Here comes our general. tongue,) which is the birtlı, becomies excellent wil.

The second property of your excellent sherris is,Enter Prince John of LANCASTER, WEST MORELAND,

the warıning of the blood; which, betore cold and and others.

settled, left the liver white and pale, which is the P. John. The heat is past, follow no further now: badge of pusillanimity and cowardice : but the Call in the powers, good cousin Westmoreland. sherris warms it, and makes it course from the in.

(Erit Westmoreland. wards to the parts cxtieme. Il illumineth, the Now, Falstaff, where have you been all this while ? face; which, as a beacon, gives warning to all the When every thing is ended, then you come :- rest of this litiie kingdom, man, to arm: and These tardy tricks of yours will, on my life, then the vital componers, and inland petty spirits, One time or other break sume gallows back. muster me all to their captain, the heart; who,

Fal. I would be sorry, my lord, but it should be great, and pufi'd up with this retinue, doch any thus : I never knew yet, but rebuke and check deed of courage; and this valour comes of sherris : was the reward of valour. Do you think me a -So that skill in the weapon is nothing, without swallow, an arrow, or a bullet? Have I, in my sack; for thiat sets it a-work : and learning, a poor and old molioti, the expedition of thought? mere hoard of gold kept by a devil ; till sack com. I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch mences itt, and sets it in act and use. Hereof of possibility ; I have founder'd nine-scure and odd comes it that prince Harry is valiant : for the cold posis: and here travel-lainted as I am, have, in my blood he did naturally inherit of his father, he pnre and immaculate valour, taken Sir John Cole-hath, like lean, sterile, and bare land, manured, vile of the dale, a most tuurious knight, and valo- husbanded, and till'd, with excellent endeavour rons eneiny :- But what of that? He saw me, and of drinking good, and good store of fertile shers; yielded; that I may justiy say with the liook-nosed that he is become very hot, and valiant. If I had iellow of Rome.--I came, saw, and overcame. a thousand sons, the first hunian principle I would

P. John. It was more of his courtesy than your teach them, should be,-to forswear linin potatious, deserving.

and addict theinselves to sack. ful. I know not; here he is, and here 1 yield

Enter BARDOLPH. him: and I beseeeh your grace, let it be book'd with the rest of this day's deeds; or, by the lord, How now, Bardolph? I will have it in a particular ballad else, with Bard. The army is discharged all, and gone. mine own picture on the top of it, Colevile kissing

Fal. Let them go, I'll through Glostershire ; niy foot: to the which course if I be enforced, it and there will I visit inaster Robert Shallow, you do not all shew like gilt lwo-pences to me; esquire : I have him already tempering between and 1, in the clear sky of lame, o'ershine you as my tinger and my thumb, and shortly will I seal much as the full moon doth the ciuders of the ele. with him ź. Come away.

(Ereunt. ment, which shew like pins' heads to her; believe not the word of the noble: therefore let me have SCENE IV.-Westminster.-A Room in the Palace right, and let desert mount. P. John. Thine's too heavy to mount.

Enter King HENRY, CLARENCE, Prince Hum-
Fal. Let it shine then.

PHREY, WARWICK, and others.
P. John. Thine's too thick to shine.

K. Hen. Now, lords, if heaven doch give success
Fal. Let it do something, any good lord, that may

ful end
go me good, and call it what you will.

To this debate that bleedeth at our doors,
P. John. Is thy name, Colevile?

We will our youth lead on to higher fields,
C'ole. It is, my lord,

And draw no swords but what are sanctified.
P. John. A famous rebel art thou, Colevile, Our mary is addess'all, our power collected,
Fal. And a famous true subject took him.

Our substitutes inl absence well invested,
Cole. I ani, my lord, but as my belters are, And every thing lie's level to our wish:
That led me hither: had they been ruled by me, Only, we want a little personal strength;
You should have won them dearer than you have. And pause 119, till these rebels, now afoot

Ful I know not how they sold themselves : but Come underneath the yoke of government.
thou, like a kind tellow, gavest thyself away; and War. Both which, we doubt not but your ma.
I thank thee for thee.

jesty

Shall soon enjoy.
Re-enter WESTMORELAND.

K. Hen. Humphrey, my son of Gloster,
P. John. Now, have you left pursuit ?

Where is the prince your brother?
West. Retreist is made, and execution stay'd. P. Humph. I think, he's gone to hant, my lord,
P. John. Send Colevile, with his confederates,

at Windsor.
To York, to present execution :-

K. Hon. And how accompanied ?
Blunt lead him hence ; and see you guard him P. Humph. I do not know, my lord.

[Exeunt some with Colevile. K. Hen. Is not his brother, Thomas of Clarence, And now despatch we toward the court, my lords;

with him? I hear, the king my father is sore sick :

P. Humph. No, my good lord : he is in presence
Our news shall go before us to his majesty,

heie.
Which, cousin, you shall bear,--to cointort lim; Cla. What would mv lord and father?
And we with sober speed will follow you.

K. Tlen. Nothing but well to thee, Thomas of
Ful. My lord, I beseech you, give me leave to

Clarence,
go through Glostershire: and, when you come to
couri, stand my good lord, 'pray, in your good re. • In my present temper.

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How chance, thou art not with the prince thy | And, when they stand against you, may they ta's brother?

As those that I am come to tell you of'! He loves thee, and thou dost neglect him, T'no pas; The earl Northumberland, and the lord Bardolph, Thou hast a better place in his allection,

With a great power of English, and ot Scres, In an all thy brothers : cherish it my boy;

Are by the sheritt' of Yorkshire overthrown: And noble othces thou may'st effect

The manner and true order of the fight, Of mediation, after I am dead,

This packet, please it you, contains at large. Between his greatness and thy other b ethren :- K. Hen. And wherelore should these good news Therefore, omit him not ; blunt not his love:

make me sick ? Nor lose the good advantage of his grace,

Will fortune never conie with both hands full, By seenuing cold, or careless of his wilt.

But write her fair words still in toulest letters 1 Por n is gracious, if he be observed.;

She either gives a stoniach, and no food, He hath a tear for pity, and a hand

Such are the poor, in health; or else a feast, Open as day for melling charity :

And takes away the stomach, -such are the rich, Yet notwithstanding, being incensed, he's fint; That have abundance, and enjoy it not. As humourous as wwter, and as sudden

I should rejoice now at this happy news ; As flaws congealed in the spring of day.

And now my sight tails, and my brain is giddy :His temper, therefore, musi be well observed : O me! come near me, now I am much ill. Chide him for faults, and do it reverentiy,

(Swoons When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth : P. Hump. Comfort, your majesty! But, being moody, give him line and scope ;

Cla, O my royal father ! Tili that his passions, like a whale on ground,

Hest. My sovereign lord, cheer up yourself Contound themselves with working. Lain this, Thomas,

War. Be patient, princes; you do know, these fits And thou shall prove a shelter to thy friends; Are with his highness very ordinary. A hoop of gold, to bind thy brothers in ;

Stand from him, give him air ; he'll straight be That the united vessel of their blood.

well. Mugled with venom of suggestion,

Clu. No, no; he cannot long hold out these (As, torce perforce, the age will pour it in,

pangs: Stall never leak, though it do work as strong

The incessant Care and labour of his mind A aconitum t, or rash gunpowder.

Hath wrought the mure, that should contine it'in, Cla. I shall observe him with all care and love. Su thin, that lite looks through, and will break out. K. Hen. Why art thou not at Windsor with him, P. Humph. The people fear met; for they do Thomas?

observe Cla. He is not there to-day; he dines in London. Unfathei'd heirs 1, and loathly birds of nature: K. Hen. And how accompanied ? Can'st tiwvu lell

The seasons change their manners, as the year that!

Had found some months asleep, and leap'u them Clu. With Poins, and other his continual fol. lowers.

Cla. The river hath thrice flow'd, no ebb be K. Plen. Must subject is the fattest soil to weeds;

tween : And he, the noble image of my youth,

And the old folk, time's doting chronicles,
Is overspread with them: therefore my grief Say, it did so, a little time before
Stretches itself beyond the hour of death ;

That our great grandsire, Edward, sick'd and died. The blood weeps from my heart, when I do shape,

Wur. Speak lower, princes, for the king recorers. In forms imaginary, the inguided days,

P. Humph. This apoplex will, certain, be lus end. And rotten times, that you shall look upon

k. llen. I pray you, luke me up, and bear me When I am sleeping with my ancestors.

hence For when his headstrong riot hath no kurb,

Into some other chamber : softly, 'pray. When rage and hot blood are his counsellors,

(They convey the king to an inner part of When means and lavish manners meet together,

the Room, and place him on a Béd. 0, with what wings shall his affections fly

Let there be no noise made, my gentle friends; Towards fronung peril, and opposed decay!

Unless soine dull and favourable hand War. My gracious lord, you look beyond him Will whisper music to my weary spirit. quite :

War. Call for the inusic in the other room. The prince but studies his companions,

K. Hen. Set me the crown upon my pillow here. Like a strange longue : wlierein, to gain the lan- Cla. His eye is hollow, and he changes inuch. guage,

Wur. Less noise, less noise. 'Tis needful, that the most imniodest word

Enter Prince HENRY.
Be look'd upon, and learn'd; which once attain'd,
Your highness khows, comes to no further use,

P. Hen. Who saw the duke of Clarence !
But to be known, and hated. So, like gross terms,

Cla. I am here, brother, full of heavmess. The prince will, in the perfectness of time,

P. Hen. How now! Raiu within doors, and none Cast off bis followers : and their memory

abroad! Shall as a pattern or a measure live,

How doth the king!
By which his grace must meet the lives of others; P. Humph. Exceeding ill.
Turning past evils to advantages.

P. Hen. Heard he the good news yet!
K. Hen. 'Tis seldom, when the bee doth leave Tell it him.
her comb

P. Humph. He alter'd much upon the hearing it. In the dead carrion.-Who's here? Westmoreland P. Hen. If he be sick Enter WESTMORELAND.

With joy, he will recover without physic.

War. Not so much noise, my lords : -Sweet W'est. Health to my sovereign! and new hap

prince, speak low; piness

The king your father is disposed to sleep. Arded to that I am to deliver !

C'la. Let us withdraw into the other room. Prince John, your son, doth kiss your grace's hand : War. Will't please your grace to go along with Mowbray, the bishop Scroop, Hastings, and all,

ust Are brought to the correction of your law;

P. llen. No; I will sit and watch here by the There is not now a rebel's sword onsheath'd,

king (Escunt all but Prince Henry. But peace puts forth her olive every where. Why doth the crown lie there upon his pillow, The manner how this action hath been burne, Being so troublesome a bediellow! Here, at inore leisure, may your highness read;

O poush's perturbation ! Golden care! With every course, in his particulari.

That keep'st the ports of slumber open wide K. Hen. 0 Westmoreland, thou art & summer To many a watchiul night !-Sleep with it now! bird,

Yet not so sound, and halt so deeply sweet, Which ever in the haunch of winter sings

As he, whose brow, with homely biggin h bound, The lifting up of day. Look! here's more news. Snores out the watch of night. O majesty ! Enter HARCOURT.

When thou dost pinch thy bearer, thou dost sit Har. From enemies heaven keep your majesty ;

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Like a rich armour worn in heat of day,

K. Hen. Thy wish was father, Harry, to that That scalus with safety. By his gates of breath

thought : There lies a downy feather, which stirs not: I stay too loug by thee, I weary thee. Did he snspire, that light and weightless down Dost'thou so hunger tir my enipty chair, Perforce must' morr.-My gracious ford ! my fa- That thou wilt needs invest i hee with inine honours ther I

Before thy hour be ripe ? O foolish youth ! This sleep is sound indeed ; this is a sleep,

Thou seek'st the greal.ess that will o: erwhelm
That from this golden rigol.hath divorced

thee.
So many English kings. Thy due, froni me, Stay but a little; for my cloud of dignity
Is tears, and heavy sorrows of the blood ;

Is bield from falling with so weak a wind,
Which, nature, love, and filial tenderness,

That it will quickly drop: my day is dim.
Shall, o dear father, pay thee plenteously :

Thon hast stolen that, which, after sume few hours,
My due, from thee, is this imperial crown ;

Were thine without offence; and, at my death,
Which, as immediate from thy place and blood,

Thou hast seal'd up my expectation :
Derives itself to me. Lo, here it sils,-

Thy life did manifest, thou lor'dst me not,
[Putting it on his Head. And thou wilt have me die assured of it.
Which heaven shall guard: and put the world's Thou hid'st a thousand daggers in thy thoughts ;
whole strength

Which thou hast whetted on the stony heart,
Ito one giant arın, it shall not force

To stab at half an hour of my lite.
This lineal honour from me :- This from thee What! canst thou not forbear me half an hour!
Will I to mine leave, as 'lis left to me. (Erit. Then get thee gone; and dig my grave thyselt;
K. llen. Warwirk! Gloster! Clarence!

And bid the merry bells ring to thine ear,

That thou art crown'd, not that I am dead. Re-enter WARWICK, and the rest.

Let all the tears that should bedew my hearse, Cla. Doth the king call?

Be drops of balm, lo sanctify thy heart, War. What would your Majesty! How fares Only compound me with forgotten dust'; your grace?

Give that, which gave thee life, into the worms. K. Hen. Why did you leave me here alone, my Pluck down my officers, break my decrees; lords?

For now a time is coine to mock at form, Cla. We left the prince my brother here, my Harry the Fifth is crown'd :-Up, vanity! liege,

Down, royal state! All you sage counseilors, hence!
Who undertook to sit and watch by yon.

And to the English court assemble nou,
K. llen. Tuc prince of Wales! Where is lie? Let From every region, apes of idleness !
me see him :

Now, neighbour confines, purge you of your scuin:
He is not here.

Have you a ruffian, that will swear, drink, dance,
War. This door is open; he is gone this way. Revel the night; rob, murder, and commit
P. Hump. He came not through the chamber The oldest sins the newest kind of ways ?
where we staid.

Be happy, he will trouble you no more : K. Hen, Where is the crown? Who took it from England shall double giled his treble guilt; my pillow?

England shall give him oflice, honour, might: War. When we withdrew, my liege, we left it for the fifth Harry from cuib'd licence plucks here.

The muzzle of restraint, and the wild dog K. Hen. The prince hath ta'en it hence .-Go, Shall Aesh his tooth in every innocent. seek him out.

O mny poor kingdom, sick with civil blows! Is he so lasty, that he doth suppose

When that my care could not withhold thy riots, My sleep my death?-

What wilt thou do, when riot is thy cares Find him, my lord of Warwick ; chide him hither. 0, thou wilt be a wilderness again,

(Exit Warwick. Peopled with wolves, thy old inhabitants ! This part of his conjoins with my disease,

P. Hen. 0, pardon me, my liege! but for my And helps to end me.-See, sons, what things you

tears,

(Knceling. are !

The moist impediments unto my speech,
How quickly nature falls into revolt,

I had forestali'd this dear and deep rebuke,
When gold becomes her object !

Ere you with grief had spolie, and I had heard For this the foolislı over.careful fathers

The course of it so far. There is your crown; Have broke their slecp with thoughts, their brains And He that wears the crown imunortally, with care,

Long guard it yours! I affect it more,
Their bones with industry ;

Than as your honour, and as your renown,
For this they have engross'd and piled up

Let me no more from this obedience rise,
The cankerd heaps of strange-achieved gold ; (Which my most true and inward-duteous spirit
For this they have been thoughtful to invest Teacheth,) this prostrate and exterior bending!
Their sons with arts, and martial exercises :

Heaven witness with me, when I here came in,
When, like the bee, tolling from every flower And found po course of breatlı within your majesty,
The virtuous sweets;

How cold it struck my heart! If I do feigu, Our thiglis pack'd with wax, our mouths with ho. 0, let me in my present wildness die; ney,

And never live to shew the incredulous world
We bring it to the hive ; and, like the tees,

The noble change that I have purposed !
Are murder'd for our pains. This biller taste Coming to look on you, thinking you dead,
Yield his engrossments : to the ending father. (And dead almost, my liege, lo think you were,)
Re-enter WARWICK.

I spake unto the crown, as having sense,

And thus upbraided it. The care on thee dependNow, where is he that will not stay so long

ing,
Till his friend sickness hath deterivined g me? Hath fed upon the body of my father ;
War. My lord, I found the prince in the next Therefore, thou, best of gold, art worst of gold.
room,

Other, less fine in caret 1, is more precious,
Washing with kindly tears luis gentle cheeks ; Preserving life in med'cine potable ::
With such a deep demeanour in great sorrow, But thou, most fine, most honour'd, most renown's,
That lyramy, which never qnati'd but blood, Hast eat thy bearer up. Thus, my most royal liege,
Would, by beholding him, have wash'd his knife Accusing it, I put it on my head;
With gentle eye-drops. He is coming hither. To try with it, -as with an enemy,
ki ìlen. But wheretore did he lake away the That had before my face murdei'd my father,
crown?

The quarrel of a true inheritor.
Re-enter Prince HENRY.

But if it did infect my blood with joy,

Or swell my thoughts to any strain of pride;
Lo, where he comes.-Cone hither to me, Harry : If any rebel or vain spirit of mine
Depart the chamber, leave us here alone.

Did, with the least affection of a welcome, (Exeunt Clarence, Prince Ilumphrey, Give entertainment to the might of it, Lords, &c.

Let God for ever keep it from my head ! P. Hen. I never thought to hear you speak And make me as the poorest vaosalis, again,

That doth with awe and terror kneel to it! • Circle. + Taking toll. • Confirmed my opinion.

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X. Hen. O my son!

Shal. I will not excuse you; you shall not be
Heaven put it in thy mind, to take it hence, excused ; excuses shall not be adinitted ; there is
That thou might'st win the more thy father's love, no excuse shall serve ; you shall not be excused.
Pleading so wisely in excuse of it.

-Why, Davy!
Come hither, Harry, sit thou by my bed ;.
And hear, I think, the very latest counsel

Enter Dary.
That ever I shall breathe. Heaven knows, my - Davy. Here, Sir.
son,

Shal. Davy, Davy, Davy,-let me see, Davy ; let
By what by-paths, and indirect crook'd ways, me see ;-yea, marry, William cook, bid him come
I met this crown; and I myself know well, hither.-Sir John, you shall not be excused.
How troublesome it sat upon my head :

Davy. Marry, Sir, thus ;-those precepts cannot
To thee it shall descend with better quiet,

be served : and, again, Sir,-Shall we sow the Better opinion, better confirmation ;

headland with wheat ? For all the soil* of the achievment goes

Shal. With red wheat, Davy. But for William With me into the earth. It seem'd in me,

cook ;-- Are there no young pigeons? But as an honour snatch'd with boisterous hand; Davy. Yes, Sir. Here is now the smith's note, And I had many living, to upbraid

for shoeing, and plough-irons. My gain of it by their assistances ;

Shal. Let it be cast and paid :-Sir John, you
Which daily grew to quarrel, and to bloodshed, shall not be excused.
Wounding supposed peace; all these bold fears 1, Davy. Now, Sir, a new link to the bucket must
Thou see'st, with peril I have answer'd :

needs be bad:-And, Sir, do you mean to stop any For all my reign hath been but as a scene

of William's wages, about the sack he lost the Acting that argument; and now my death

other day at Hinckley fair? Changes the modet, for what in me was pur- Shal. He shall answer it:-Some pigeons, Davy; chased ,

a couple of short-legg'd hens; a joint of mutton; Falls upon thee in a more fairer sort,

and any pretty little tiny kickshaws, tell William So thou the garland wear'st successively.

cook. Yet, though thou stand’st more sure than I could Davy. Doth the man of war stay all night, Sir ? do,

Shai. Yes, Davy, I will use him well; a friend Thou art not firm enough, since griefs are green;

i'the court is better than a penny in purse. Use And all thy friends, which thou must make thy his men well, Davy; for they are arrant knaves, friends,

and will backbite,
Have but their stings and teeth newly ta'en out; Davy. No worse than they are back-bitten, Sir,
By whose fell working. I was first advanced, for they have marvellous foul linen.
And by whose power I well might lodge a fear Shal. Well conceited, Dary. About thy busi-
To be again displaced : which to avoid,

ness, Davy. I cat them off ; and had a purpose now

Davy. I beseech you, Sir, to countenance Wil.
To lead out many to the Holy Land ;

liam Visor of Wincot against Clement Perkes of
Lest rest, and lying still, might make them look the hill,
Too near’unto my state. Therefore, my Harry, Shal. There are many complaints, Davy, against
Be it thy course, to busy giddy minds

that Visor ; that Visor is an arrant knave on my
With foreign quarrels ; that action, hence borne knowledge.
out,

Davy. I grant your worship, that he is a knave, May waste the memory of the former days. Sir: but yet, God forbid, Sir, but a knave should More would I, but my lungs are wasted so,

have some countenance at his friend's request. An That strength of speech is utterly denied me, honest man, Sir, is able to speak for himself, when How I came by the crown, O God, forgive! a knave is not. I have served your worship truly, And grant it may with thee in true peace live! Sir, this eight years ; and if I cannot once or twice P. Hen. My gracious liege,

in a quarter bear out a knave against an honest You won it, wore it, kept it, gave it me ;

man, I have but a very little credit with your Then plain, and right, must my possession be : worship. The knave is mine honest friend, Sir; Which I, with more than with a common pain, therefore, I beseech your worship, let him be 'Gainst all the world will rightfully maintain. countenanced.

Shal. Go to; I say, he shall have no wrong.
Enter Prince John of LANCASTER, WARWICK, Look about, Davy. (Exit Davy.) Where are you,
Lords and others.

Sir John! Come, off with your boots.--Give me
K. Hen. Look, look, here comes my John of Lan- your hand, master Bardolph
caster.

Bard. I am glad to see your worship.
P. John. Health, peace, and happiness to my Shal. I thank thee with all my heart, kind mas-
royal father!

ter Bardolph :

-and welcome, my tall fellow. (To K. Hen. Thou bring'rt me happiness and peace, the Page. Come, Sir John. (Erit Shallow. son John;

Fal. I'll follow you, good master Robert Shal. But health, alack, with youthful wings is flown low. Bardolph, look to our horses. (Ereunt Bar. From this bare wither'd trunk : upon thy sigbt, dolph and Page.) If I were saw'd into quantities, My worldly business makes a period.

I should make foar dozen of such bearded hermit's Where is my lord of Warwick?

staves as master Shallow. It is a wonderful thing, P. Hen. My lord of Warwick!

to see the semblable coherence of his men's spirits K. Hen. Dóth any name particular belong and his : they, by observing him, do bear themUnto the lodging where I first did swoon ?

selves like foolish justices; he, by conversing with War. "Tis call's Jerusalem, my noble lord. them, is turn'd into a justice-like serving-nian : K. Hen. Laud be to God l-Even there my life their spirits are so married in conjunction with the must end

participation of society, that they flock together It hath been prophesied to me many years,

in consent, like so many wild-geese. If I had a I should not die but in Jerusalem ;

suit to master Shallow, I would humour his men, Which vainly I supposed, the Holy Land :

with the imputation of being near their master ; if But, bear me to that chamber; there I'll lie ; to his men, I would curry with master Shallow, that In that Jerusalem shall Harry dic. (Exeunt. no man could better command his servants. It is

certain, that either wise bearing, or ignorant carACT V.

riage, is caught, az men take diseases, one of another:

therefore, let men take heed of their company. I SCENE 1.-Glostershire.-A Hall in SHALLOW's will devise matter enough out of this Shallow, to House.

keep prince Harry in continual laughter, the Enter SHALLOW, Falstaff, BARDOLPA, and Page. wearing out of six fashions, (which is four terms,

or two actions,) and he shall laugh without interShal. By cock and pye, Sir, you shall not away vallums. 0, it is much, that a lie, with a slight Fal. You must excuse me, master Robert Shal-fellow that never had the ache in his shoulders!

0, you shall see him laugh, till his face be like a

wet cloak ill Jaid up %.
. Disgrace, + Frights. State of things.
Purchase, in Sbakspeare, frequently means • Warrants.

* Cast up. stolen goods.

A serious face.

$ Full of wrincles.

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