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Shal. [177thin.) Sir John!
King. You all look strangely on me:-and you ful. I come, basier Shallow; I come, manter
(To the Chief Jusiice. Shailow.
[Exit Falstat You are, I thing, assured I love you not.
Ch. Júst. Iar assured, it I be ineasured rightly, SCEVEU.--Hestminster.-A Room in the Palace. Your majesty hath no just cause to hate me. Enter WARWICK, and the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE.
How might a prince of my great hopes forget Hur. How wow, my lord chief justice? Whither So great indignities you laid upon me? away?
What! rate, rebuke, and roughly send to prison Ch. Just. How doth the king?
The immediate heir of England! Was this easy
7 War. Exceeding well; his cares are now ali | May this be wash'd in Lethe, and forgotten? ended.
Ch. Just. I then did use the person of
faCh. Justice. I hope, not dead.
The image of his power lay then in me:
And, in the administration of his law,
Your highness pleased to forget my place, The service that I truly did his life,
The majesty and power of law and justice, Hath left me open to all injuries.
The image of the king whom I presented, War. Indeed, I think, the young king loves you And struck me in my very seat of judgment nol.
Whereon, as an offender to your father,
And did commit you. If the deed were ill,
Be you contentěd, wearing now the garland", Which cannot look more hideously upon me To have a son set your decrees at nought; Than I have drawn it in my fantasy.
To pluck down justice from your awful bench; Enter Prince John, Prince HUMPHREY, CLARENCE, That guards the peace and safety of your person :
To trip the course of law, and Llant the sword WESTMORELAND, and others.
Nay, more; to spurn at your most royal image,
Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours;
Ch. Just. Alas! I fear alt will be overturn'd. Behold yourself so by a son disdain'd;
And then imagine me taking your part,
And, in your power, soft silencing your son:
And, as you are a king, speak in your state 1,
What I have done, that misbecame my place, Is all too heavy to admit much talk.
My person, or my liege's sovereignty. P. John. Well, peace be with him that hath King. You are right, justice, and you weigh this made us heavy!
Till you do live to see a son of mine
Offend you, and obey you, as I did.
So shall I live to speak my father's words;
That dares do justice on my proper son :
And not less happy, having such a son,
That would deliver up his greatness so
For which, I do commit into your hand
With the like bold, just, and impartial spirit,
You shall be as a father to my youth :
My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine
And I will stoop and humble my intents
To your well-practised, wise directions.
And, princes all, believe me, I beseech you;Enter King HENRY V.
My father is gone wild into his grave,
For in his tomb lie my affectious;
To mock the expectation of the world;
Rotien opinion, who bath writ me down
Hath prondly flow'd in vanity, till now:
Now doth it turn, and ebb back to the sea; But Harry Harry: yet, be sad, good' brothers, Where it shall mingle with the state of flods, For, to speak truth, it very well becomes you; And now henceforth in formal majesty. Sorrow so royally in you appears,
Now call we our high conrt of parliament:
And let us choose such limbs of noble counsel,
In equal rank with the best-governd nation ;
That war, or peace, or both at once, may be
As things acquainted and familiar to us :-
In which you, father, shall have foremost hand.
(To the Lord Chief Justice.
And (God consigning to my good intents,)
+ Treat with contempt your acts executed by a
In your regal character and office.
No prince, nor peer, shall have have just cause to Fal. Why, now you have done me right. say,
[To Silence, who drinks a Bumper. Heaven shorten Harry's happy life one day.
Sil. Do me right,
[Singing. (Exeunt. And dub me knight :
Fal. "Tis so.
Sil. Is't so? Why, then say, an old man can do Enter Falstaff, SHALLOW, SILENCE, BARDOLPH,
Davy. An it please your worship, there's one in an arbour, we will eat a last year's pippin of my
Fat. From the court? Let him come in. own grafhng, with a dish of carraways, and su forth ;-Come, cousin Silence ;-and then to bed.
How now, Pistol ?
Pist. God save you, Sir John !
Fal. What wind blew you hitber, Pistol ? gers all, Sir John :-Marry, good air -Spread,
Pist. Not the ill wind which blows no man to Davy; spread, Davy; well said, Davy.
Fál. This Davy serves you for good uses ; he is good..Sweet knight, thou art now one of the your serving man, and your husbandman.
greatest men in the realm. Shal. A good varlet, a good varlet, a very good
Sil. By'r lady, I think 'a be ; but goodman Puff
of Barson. varlet, Sir John.-By the mass, I have drunk too much sack al supper :--A good varlet. Now sit
Pist. Puff down, now sit down :-Come, cousin.
Puff in thy teeth, níost recreant coward base !
Sir John, I am thy Pistol, and thy friend,
And helter-skelter have I rode to thee;
And tidings do I Lring, and lucky joys,
And golden times, and happy news of price.
Fab. I pr'ythee now, deliver them like a man of
Pist. A fouira for the world, and worldlings base! Fal. There's a merry heart I-Good master Si- | 1 speak of Africa, and golden joys. lence, I'll give you a health for that anon.
Ful. O base Assyrian knight, what is thy news?
Let king Cophetua know the truth thereoi.
Sil. And Robin Hood, Scurlet, and John. (Singst Page at another Table.) I'll be with you anon: And shall good news be Laffled ?
Pist. Shall dung hill curs confront the Helicons ? Most sweet Sir, sit.---Master page, good master page, sit : proface! What you want in meal, we'll | Then, Pistol, lay thy head in furies' lap. have in drink. But you must bear; the heart's
Shal. Honest gentleman, I know not your breed all.
ing. Shal. Be merry, master Bardolph and my lit
Pist. Why then, lament therefore. tle soldier there, be merry.
Shal. Give me pardon, Sir ;-If, Sir, you come
with news from the court, I take it, there is but Sil. Be merry, be merry, my wife's as allt ;
two ways; either to utter them, or to conceal For women are shreus, both short and tall:
them. I am, Sir, under the king, in some autho
Pist. Under which king, Bezonian? Speak, or die.
Shal. Under king Harry:
Pist. Hairy the fourth ? or fifth ? man of this mettle.
Shal. Harry the fourth.
Pist. A foutra for thine office !ere now.
Harry the fifth's the man. I speak the truth :
When Pistol lies, do this; and tig me, like
The bragging Spaniard.
Fal. What! is the old king dead ?
Pist. As nail in door: the things I speak, are just.
Fal. Away, Bargolph; saddle my horse.- Master (To Bard.)- A cup of vine, Sir ? sil. A cup of wine, that's brisk and fine. (Singing, land, 'tis thine.- Pistol, I will double charge thee
Bard. O joyful day!- I would not take a knight
hood for my lortune.
Pist. What, I do bring good news?
Ful. Carry master Silence to bed.-Master Shal. sweet of the night.
Fal. Health and long life to you, master Silence! | low, my lord Shallow, be what thou wilt, I am
fortune's steward. Get on thy boots; we'll ride
all night:-0, sweet Pistol :~Away, Bardolph. I'll pledge you a mile to the bottom.
Shal. Honest Bardolph, welcome: If thou want'st (Exit Bard.]-Come, Pistol, utter more to me; and, any thing, and wilt not call, beshrew thy heart.
withal, devise something to do thyself good.- Boot, Welcome, my little tiny thief; [To the Page.) and brot, masier Shallow; I know, the young king is welcome 'indeed, too. - Pil drink to naster Bar. sick for me. Let us take any man's horses; the dolph, and to all the cavaleroes about London.
Jaws of England are at my commandment. Happy Davy. I hope to see Loudon once cre I die.
are they which have been my friends; and woe Bard. An I might see you there, Davy,
to my lord chief justice! Shal. By the mass, you'l: crack a quart together.
Pist. Let vultures vile seize on his lungs also ! Ha! will you not, master Bardolph?
Where is the life that late I led, say they :
Why, here it is : welcome these pleasant days.
(Exeunt. thee, I can assure thee that, he will not out; he
SCENE IV.-London.-A Street. is true bred. Bard. And I'll stick by him, Sir.
Enter BEADLES, dragging in Hostess QUICKLY, and Shal. Why, there spoke a king. Lack nothing:
DOLL TEAR-SYEET. bé merry. (Knocking heard.) Look who's at door Host. No, thog arrant knave; I would I might there : Hol who knocks?
• He who drank a bumper on his knees to the • Italian, much good may
health of his mistress, was dubbed a knight for I As all women are.
the evening. 1 Apples commonly called russetines.
+ It should be Domingo; it is part of a song in $$weet-heartş.
& Gay fellows. one of Nashe's plays.
die, that I might have thee hang'd : thou hast | Enter the Kixo, and his Train, the CBIET JUSTICE
Hal! lately kill'd about her.
Pist. The heavens thee guard and keep, most Dol. Nut-hook, nut-hook, you lie. Come on ;
royal imp. of fame! I'll tell thee what, thou damn'd tripe-visaged ras. Fal. God save thee, my sweet boy! cal; an the child I now go with, do miscarry, King. My lord chief justice, speak to that vain thou hadst better, thou hadst struck thy mother, thou paper-faced villain.
Ch. Just. Have you your wits? Know you what Host. O the lord, that Sir John were come ! He
'tis you speak? would make this a bloody day to somebody; But Fal. My king? My Jove! I speak to thee, my I pray Gud, the fruit of her womb miscarry !
heart! 1 Bead. If it do, you shall have a dozen of King. I know thee not, old man: fall to thy cushionst again ; you have but eleven now. Come,
prayers; I charge you both go with me ; for the man is How ill white hairs become a fool, and jester! dead, that you and Pistol beat among you:
I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, Dol. I'll tell thee what, thou thin man in a cen. So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane; ser! I will have you as soundly swinged for this, But, being awake, I do despise my dream. you blue bottle-rogue ! You filthy famish'd cor- Make less thy body, hence t, and more thy grace; rectioner! If you be not swinged, I'll forswear Leave gormandizing; know, the grave doth gape half-kirtles .
For thee thrice wider than for other men :1 Bead. Come, come, you she knight-errant; Reply not to me with a fool-born jest ; come.
Presume not, that I am the thing I was :
That I have turn'd away my former self;
When thou dost hear 1 am as I have been,
The tutor and the feeder of my riots :
Till then, I banish thee, on pain of death, Dol. Come, you thin thing ; come, you rascal ! As I have done the rest of my misleaders, 1 Bead. Very well.
(Exeunt. Not to come near our person by ten mile.
For competence of life, I will allow you ;, SCENE V.-A public Place near Westminster That lack of means enforce you not to evil : Abbey
And, as we hear you do reform yourselves, Enter Two Grooms, strewing Rushes.
We will, -according to your strength, and qua
lities, I Groom. More rushes, more rushes.
Give you advancement.-Be it your charge, my 2 Groom. The trumpets have sounded twice. i Groom. It will be two o'clock ere they come to see perform'd the tenor of our word...,
lord, from the coronation :--Despatch, despatch.
Set ori. (Exeunt Grooms.
(Exeunt King, and his Train.
Fal. Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand pound. Enter' FALSTAFF, SHALLOW, PISTOL, BARDOLPH, Shal. Ay, marry, Sir John; which I beseech you and the PAGE.
to let me bave home with me. Fal. Stand here by me, master Robert Shallow; Fal. That can hardly be, master Shallow. Do I will make the king do you grace: I will leer not you grieve at this; I shall be sent for in private upon him, as 'a comes by; and do but mark the to him: look you, he must seem thus to the world. countenance that he will give me.
Fear not your advancement; I will be the man Pist. God bless thy lungs, good knight!
yet, that shall make you great. Fal. Come here, Pistol ; stand behind me.--0, if Shal. I cannot perceive how; unless you give me I lad had time to have made new liveries, I would your doublet, and staff me out with straw. I be. have bestow'd the thousand pound I borrow'd of seech you, good Sir John, let me have five hun. you. [To Shallow.) But 'tis no matter ; this poor dred of my thousand. Show doth better: this doth infer the zeal I had Fal. Sir, I will be as good as my word : this that to see him.
you heard, was but a colour. Shal. Il doth so.
Shal. A colour, I fear, that you will die in, Sir
Fal. Fear no colours; go with me to dinner.
Come, lieutenant Pistol, come, Bardolph :-I shall Shal. Il doth, it doth, it doth.
be sent for soon at night.
Ch. Just. Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet; ing with desire to see him : thinking of nothing Take all his company along with him.
Fal. My lord, my lord,-
Ch. Just. I cannot now speak: I will hear you
Take them away.
Pist. Si fortuna me tormenta, spero me contenta.
(Exeunt Fal. Shal. Pist. Bard. Page and And make thee rage.
P. John. I like this fair proceeding of the king's:
He hath intent, his wonted followers
Shall all be very well provided for;
But all are banish'd, till their conversations
Ch. Just. And so they are.
P. John. The king hath calld his parliament, my
Ch. Just. He hath,
P. John. I will lay odds,--that ere this year ex. sounds.
We bear our civil swords, and native fire, • A term of reproach for a catchpoll.
As far as France : I heard a bird so sing, + To stuff her out to counterfeit pregnancy. Whose music, to my thinking, pleased the king. Beadles usually wore a blue livery,
Come, will you hence ?
(Ereunt. Short cloaks. 1 'Tis all in all, and all in every part.
If my tongue cannot entreat you to acqait me,
will you command me to use my legs? And yet SPOKEN BY A DANCER.
that were but light payment,-to dance out of your First, my fear; then, my court'sy: last, my speech. debt. But a good conscience will make any possiMy fear is, your displeasure ; my court'sy, my duty; ble satisfaction, and so will I. All the gantiewo and my speech, to beg your pardons. If you look men here have forgiven me; if the gentlemen will for a good speech now, you undo me; for what I not, then the gentlemen do not agree with the genhave to say, is of mine own making; and what, in- tlewomen, which was never seen before in such an deed, I should say, will, I doubt, prove mine own assembly. marring. But to the purpose, and to the venture.- One word more, I beseech you. If you be not Be it known to you, as it is very well,) I was too much cloy'd with fat meat, our humble author lately here in the end of a displeasing play, to pray will continue the story, with Sir John in it, and your patience for it, and to promise you a better. make you merry with fair Katharine of France: I did 'mean, indeed, to pay you with this; which, where, for any thing I know, Falstaff shall die of a if, like an ill veuture, it come unluckily home, I sweat, unless already he be kill'd with your hard break, and you, my gentle creditors, lose. Here, I opinions; for Oldcastle died a martyr, and this is promised you, 1 would be, and here I commit my not the man. My tongue is weary; when my legs body to your mercies: Late me some, and I will are too, I will bid you good night; and so kneel pay you some, and, as most debtors do, promise down boforo you bot, indeed, to pray for the you infinitely.
King HENRY THE FIFTH.'
CHARLES THE SIXTH, King of France.
Lewis, the Dauphin.
DUKES OR BURGUNDY, ORLEANS, and BOURBON,
The CONSTABLE OF FRANCE.
RAMBURES, and GRANDPREE, French Lords.
Ambassadors to the King of England.
ISABEL, Queen of France.
KATHARINE, Daughter of Charles and Isabel.
Alice, a lady attending on the Princess Katharine.
MACK MORRIS, JAMY, Officers in King Henry's
Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Sol.
diers, Messengers, and Attendants.
The Scene, at the beginning of the Play, lies in
England; but afterwards wholly in France.
But that the scambling and unquiet time
Did push it out of further question
Ely. But how, my lord, shall we resist it now! The brightest heaven of invention !
Cant. It must be thought on. If i: pass against us, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act,
We lose the better half
of our possession : And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! For all the temporal lands, which men devout Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, By testament have given to the church, Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, Would they strip from us ; being valued thus,Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and As much as would maintain, to the king's honour, fire,
Full tifteen earls, and fitteen hundred kniglits;
And, to relief of lazars, and weak age,
Of indigent faint souls, past corporal toil,
Ely. This would drink deep.
Cant. 'Twonld drink the cup and all.
Ely. But what prevention?
Cant. The king is full of grace, and fair regard.
Ely. And a true lover of the holy church. Are now contined two mighty monarchies,
Cant. The courses of his youth promised it not.
The breath no sooner left his father's body,
But that his wildness, mortified in him,
Consideration like an angel came,
And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him;
Never came reformation in a flood,
So soon did lose his seat, and all at once,
As in this king.
Cant. Hear him but reason in divinity,
And, all-admiring, with an inward wish
You would desire, the king were made a prelate :
Hear him debate of commonwealth affairs, SCENE I.-London.-An Anti-chamber in the King's You would say,-it hath been all-in-all his study: Palace.
List + his discourse of war, and you shall hear Enter the Archbishop of CANTERBURY, and Bishop Turn him to any cause of policy,
A fearful battle render'd you in music :
The Gordian knot of it he will unloose,
The air, a charter'd libertine, is still,
So that the art and practic part of life
Powers of fancy.
+ Listen to.