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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

most;

(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.

King. No!

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

your

faCh. Justice. I hope, not dead.

ther;
War. He's walk't the way of nature ;

The image of his power lay then in me:
And, to our purposes, he lives no more.

And, in the administration of his law,
Ch. Just. I would, his majesty had call'd nie Whiles I was busy for the comunonwealth,
with him :

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,
Ch. Just. I know, he doth not; and do arin my. I gave bold way to my authority,
self,

And did commit you. If the deed were ill,
To welcome the condition of the time;

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,
War. Here come the heavy issue of dead Harry: And mock your workings in a second body to
0, that the living Harry had the temper

Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours;
Of him, the worst of these three gentlemen! Be now the father, and propose a son:
How many nobles then should hold their places, Hear your own dignity so much profaned,
That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort! See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted,

Ch. Just. Alas! I fear alt will be overturn'd. Behold yourself so by a son disdain'd;
P. John. Good morrow, cousin Warwick.

And then imagine me taking your part,
P. Hump. Cla. Good morrow, cousin.

And, in your power, soft silencing your son:
P. John. We meet like men that had forgot to After this cold considerance, sentence me;

speak.
War. We do remember; but our argument

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!

well ;
Ch. Just. Peace be with us, lest we be heavier! Therefore still bear the balance, and the sword :
P. Humph. O, good my lord, you have lost a And I do wish your honours may increase,
friend, indeed ;

Till you do live to see a son of mine
And I dare swear you borrow not that face

Offend you, and obey you, as I did.
Of seening sorrow; it is, sure, your own.

So shall I live to speak my father's words;
P. John. Though no man be assured what grace Happy am I, that hare a man so bold,
to find,

That dares do justice on my proper son :
You stand in coldest expectation :

And not less happy, having such a son,
I am the sorrier; 'would 'twere otherwise.

That would deliver up his greatness so
Cla. Well, you must now speak Sir John Fal. Into the hands of justice.—You did commit me:
staff fair;

For which, I do commit into your hand
Which swims against your stream of quality. The unstained sword that you have used to bear;
Ch. Just. Sweet princes, what I did, I did in ho- With this reinembrance,-That you use the same
nour,

With the like bold, just, and impartial spirit,
Led by the impartial conduct of my soul; As you have done 'gainst me. There is my hand;
And never shall you see, that I will beg

You shall be as a father to my youth :
A ragged and forestallid remission.-
If truth and upright innocency fail me,

My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine

ear;
I'll to the king my master that is dead,

And I will stoop and humble my intents
And tell him who hath sent me after him.
War. Here comes the prince.

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;
Ch. Just. Good morrow; and heaven save your And with his spirit sadly $ I survive,
majesty!

To mock the expectation of the world;
King. This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, To frustrate prophecies; and to raze out
Sits not so easy on me as you think.-

Rotien opinion, who bath writ me down
Brothers, you mix your sadness with some fear; After my seeming. The tide of blood in me
This is the English, not the Turkish court ;
Not Amurath an Amurath. succeeds,

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:
That I will deeply put the fashion on,

And let us choose such limbs of noble counsel,
And wear it in my heart. Why then be sad : That the great body of our state may go
Bit entertain no more of it, good brothers,

In equal rank with the best-governd nation ;
Than a joint burden laid upon us all.

That war, or peace, or both at once, may be
For me, by beaven, I bid you be assured,
I'll be your father and your brother too;

As things acquainted and familiar to us :-
Let me but bear your love, I'll bear your cares.

In which you, father, shall have foremost hand.

(To the Lord Chief Justice.
Yet weep, that Harry's dead; and so will I : Our coronation done, we will accitell,
But Harry lives, that shall convert those tears, As I before remember'd, all our state :
By number, into hours of happiness.
P. John. &c. We hope no other from your ma-

And (God consigning to my good intents,)
jesty.

• Crown.
• Emperor of the Tarks, died in 1596; his son, representative.

+ Treat with contempt your acts executed by a
which succeeded him, had all his brothers stran.
plid,

In your regal character and office.
Gravely.

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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 :

Samingo 1.
SCENE III.-Glostershire.-The Garden of Shal- Is't not so?

Fal. "Tis so.
LOW's House.

Sil. Is't so? Why, then say, an old man can do Enter Falstaff, SHALLOW, SILENCE, BARDOLPH,

somewhat.
the Page, and Davy.

Re-enter Davy.
Shal. Nay, you shall see mine orchard. where, Pistor come from the court with news.

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.

Enter PISTOL.
Fal. 'Fore God, you have here a goodly dwelling,
and a rich.

How now, Pistol ?
Shal. Barren, barren, barren; beggars all, heg-

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 !
Sil. Ah, sirrah !-quoth-a, -we shall

Sir John, I am thy Pistol, and thy friend,
Do nothing but eat, and make good cheer, (Singing.

And helter-skelter have I rode to thee;
And praise heaven for the merfy year ;

And tidings do I Lring, and lucky joys,
When fesh is cheap and females dear,

And golden times, and happy news of price.
And lusty lads roam here and there,

Fab. I pr'ythee now, deliver them like a man of

this world.
So merrily,
And ever among so merrily.

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?
Shal. Give master Bardolph some wine, Davy:

Let king Cophetua know the truth thereoi.
Davy. Sweet Sir, sit ; (Seating Bardolph and the

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.

(Exit.

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 ;

(Singing.

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

rity.
'Tis merry in hall, when beards wog all,

Pist. Under which king, Bezonian? Speak, or die.
And welcome merry shrove-tide.
Be merry, be merry, &c.

Shal. Under king Harry:
Fal. I did not think, master Silence had been a

Pist. Hairy the fourth ? or fifth ? man of this mettle.

Shal. Harry the fourth.
Sil. Who 1? I have been merry twice and once, Sir John, thy tender lambkin now is king ;

Pist. A foutra for thine office !ere now.

Harry the fifth's the man. I speak the truth :
Re-enter Dary.

When Pistol lies, do this; and tig me, like
Davy. There is a dish of leather-coats ! for you,

The bragging Spaniard.
(Setting them before Bardolph.

Fal. What! is the old king dead ?
Shal. Davy,

Pist. As nail in door: the things I speak, are just.
Dary. Your worship?-P'll be with you straight. Robert Shalow, choose what office thou wilt in the

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

with dignities.
And drink unto the lemang mine ;
And a merry heart lives long-a.

Bard. O joyful day!- I would not take a knight

hood for my lortune.
Fal. Well said, master Silence.
Sul, and we shall be merry ;-Now comes in the

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
Sil. Fill the cup and let it come;

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 :
Bard. Yes, Sir, in á pottle pot.

Why, here it is : welcome these pleasant days.
Shal. I thank thee :--The knave will stick by

(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?

(Exit Dary.

• He who drank a bumper on his knees to the • Italian, much good may

it do
you.

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.

man.

die, that I might have thee hang'd : thou hast | Enter the Kixo, and his Train, the CBIET JUSTICE
drawn my shoulder out of joint.
1 Bead. The constables have deliver'd her over

among them.
to me ; and she shall have whipping-cheer enough, Fal. God save thy grace, king Hal! my royal
I warrant her : there hath been a man or two

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 :
Host. 0, that right should thus overcome might! For heaven doth know, so shall the world perceive,
Well; of sufferance conies ease.

That I have turn'd away my former self;
Dol. Come, you rogue, come ; bring me to a jus. So will I those that kept me company.
tice.

When thou dost hear 1 am as I have been,
Host. Ay; come, you starved blood-hound. Approach me; and thou shalt be as thou wast,"
Dol. Goodman death I Goodman bones!

The tutor and the feeder of my riots :
Host. Thou atomy thon!

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. It shews my earnestness of affection.

John.
Shal. It doth so.

Fal. Fear no colours; go with me to dinner.
Ful. My devotion.

Come, lieutenant Pistol, come, Bardolph :-I shall Shal. Il doth, it doth, it doth.

be sent for soon at night.
Fal. As it vere, to ride day and night; and not
to deliberate, not to remember, not to have pa. Re-enter Prince John, the CHIEF JUSTICE;
tience to shift me.

Officers, &c.
Shal. It is most certain.
Fal. But to stand stain'd with travel, and sweat-

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,-
else ; putting all affairs else in oblivion ; as if there
were nothing else to be done, but to see him.

Ch. Just. I cannot now speak: I will hear you

soon.
Pist. 'Tis semper idem, for absque hoc nihil est|):

Take them away.
'T'is all in every part.
Shal. 'Tis so, indeed.

Pist. Si fortuna me tormenta, spero me contenta.
Pist. My knight, I will infiame thy noble liver,

(Exeunt Fal. Shal. Pist. Bard. Page and And make thee rage.

Officers.
Thy Doll, and Helen of thy noble thoughts,

P. John. I like this fair proceeding of the king's:

He hath intent, his wonted followers
Is in basé durance, and contagious prison ;

Shall all be very well provided for;
Haul'd thither

But all are banish'd, till their conversations
by most mechanical and dirty hand :-
Rouse up revenge from ebon den with fell Alecto’s | Appear more wise and modest to the world.

Ch. Just. And so they are.
snake,
For Doll is in ; Pistol speaks nought but truth.

P. John. The king hath calld his parliament, my

lord.
Fal. I will deliver her.

Ch. Just. He hath,
(Shouts within, and the Trumpets sound.
Pist. There roar'd the sea, and trumpet-clangor

P. John. I will lay odds,--that ere this year ex. sounds.

pire,

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.

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EPILOGUE.

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.

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WICK

King HENRY THE FIFTH.'

CHARLES THE SIXTH, King of France.
DUKE OF GLOSTER,

Lewis, the Dauphin.
Duke or BEDFORD,
Brothers to the King.

DUKES OR BURGUNDY, ORLEANS, and BOURBON,
DUKE OF EXETER, Uncle to the King.

The CONSTABLE OF FRANCE.
DUKE OF YORK, Cousin to the King.

RAMBURES, and GRANDPREE, French Lords.
EARLS OF SALISBURY, WESTMORELAND, AND WARGOVERNOR OF HARFLEUR. MONTJOY, a French

Herald.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

Ambassadors to the King of England.
BisHOP OF ELY.
EARL OF CAMBRIDGE, Conspirators against the

ISABEL, Queen of France.
LORD SCROOP,

King.
Sir Thomas GREY,

KATHARINE, Daughter of Charles and Isabel.

Alice, a lady attending on the Princess Katharine.
SIR THOMAS ERPINGHAM, GOWER, FLUELLEN, QUICKLY, Pistol's Wife, an Hostess.

MACK MORRIS, JAMY, Officers in King Henry's
Army.

Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Sol.
BATES, COURT, WILLIAMS, Soldiers in the same.

diers, Messengers, and Attendants.
NYM, BAR DOLPH, Pistou, formerly Servants to l'al-
staff, now Soldiers in the same.

The Scene, at the beginning of the Play, lies in
Bor, Servant lo them.-A Herald.-Chorus.

England; but afterwards wholly in France.

.

But that the scambling and unquiet time
Enter Chorus.

Did push it out of further question
0, for a muse of fire, that would ascend

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;
Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, Six thousand and two hundred good esquires;
The flat upraised spirit, that hath dared,

And, to relief of lazars, and weak age,
On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth

Of indigent faint souls, past corporal toil,
So sreat an object :--Can this cockpit hold A hundred alnis-houses, right well supplied ;
The vasty fields of France ? Or may we cram, And to the coffers of the king, beside,
Within this wooden ()*, the very casquest, A thousand pounds by the year :-Thus runs the
That did affright the air at Agincourti

bill.
0, pardon ! since a crooked figure may

Ely. This would drink deep.
Attest, in liule place, a million ;

Cant. 'Twonld drink the cup and all.
And let us, cyphers to this great accompt,

Ely. But what prevention?
On your imaginary forces work :

Cant. The king is full of grace, and fair regard.
Suppose, within the girdle of these walls

Ely. And a true lover of the holy church. Are now contined two mighty monarchies,

Cant. The courses of his youth promised it not.
Whose high upreared and abutting fronts

The breath no sooner left his father's body,
The perilous, narrow ocean parts asunder.

But that his wildness, mortified in him,
Piece out your imperfections with your thoughts ; Seem'd to die loo : yea, at that very moment,
Intu a thousand parts divide one man,

Consideration like an angel came,
And make imaginary puissance :

And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him;
Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them Leaving his body as a paradise,
Printing their proud hoofs i'the receiving earth : To envelop and contain celestial spirits.
For, 'lis your thoughts that now must deck our Never was such a sudden scholar made :
kings,

Never came reformation in a flood,
Carry them here and there : jumping o'er times : With such a heady current, scouring faolls;
Turning the accomplishment of many years Nor never Hydra-headed wilfulness
Into an hour-glass: for the which supply,

So soon did lose his seat, and all at once,
Admit me chorus to this history;

As in this king.
Who, prologue-like, your humble patience pray, Ely. We are blessed in the change.
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.

Cant. Hear him but reason in divinity,

And, all-admiring, with an inward wish
ACT I,

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 :
of Ely.

The Gordian knot of it he will unloose,
Cant. My lord, I'll tell you,—that self bill is Familiar as his garter ; that, when he speaks,
urged,

The air, a charter'd libertine, is still,
Which, in the eleventh year o'the last king's reign And the mute wonder lurketh in men's ears,
Was like, and had indeed against us passid, To steal his sweet and bonied sentences;

So that the art and practic part of life
• An allusion to the circular form of the theatre.
+ Helmets.

Powers of fancy.

• Debate.

+ Listen to.

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