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Must be the mistress to this theoric:
For never two such kingdoms did contend, Which is a wonder, how his grace should glean ir, Without much fall of blood; whose guiltless drops Since his addiction was to courses vain:
Are every one a woe, a sore complaint, His companies + unletter'd, rude, and shallow ; 'Gainst him, whose wrongs give edge anto the His hours fill'd up with riots, banquets, sports;
swords And never noted in him any study,
That make such waste in brief mortality. Any retirement, any sequestration
Under this conjaration, speak, my lord: From open haunts and popularity.
And we will hear, note, and believe in heart, Ely. The strawberry grows underneath the net. That what you speak is in your conscience wash'd tle;
As pare as sin with baptism. And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best, Cant. Then hear me gracious sovereign,--and Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality;
you peers, And so the prince obscured his contemplation That owe your lives, your faith, and services, Under the veil of wildness; which, no doubt, To this imperial throne ;-There is no bar Grew like the sommer grass, fastest by night, To make against your highess" claim to France, Unseen, yet crescive t in his faculty.
Bat this, which they produce from Pharamond, Cant. It must be so: for miracles are ceased ; In terrain Saticam mulieres nè succedant, And therefore we must needs admit the means, No woman shall succeed in Salique land : How things are perfected.
Which Salique land the French unjustly gloze", Ely. But, my good lord,
To be the realm of France, and Pharamond How now for mitigation of this bill
The fonnder of this law and female bar. Urged by the commons ? Doth his majesty Yet their own authors faithfully affirm, Incline to it, or no?
That thre land Salique lies in Germany, Cant. He seems indifferent;
Between the floods of Sala and of Elbe : Or, rather, swaying more upon our part,
Where Charles the great, having subdued the Than cherishing the exhibitors against us:
Saxons, For I have made an offer to his majesty,
There left behind and settled certain French; Upon our spiritual convocation;
Who, holding in disdain the German women, And in regard of causes now in hand,
For some dishonest manners of their life, Which I have open'd to his grace at large,
Establishi'd threre this law,--to wit, no female As touching France,-to give a greater sam
Should be inheritrix in Salique land ; Than ever at one time the clergy yet
Which Saliqire, as I said, 'twixt Elbe and Sala, Did to his predecessors part withal.
Is at this day in Germany call'd-Meisen.
After defunction of king Pharamond,
Beyond the river Sala, in the year Cant. The Frencn ambassador, upon that instant, Eight hundred five. Besides, their writers say, Craved audience : and the hour, I think, is come, King Pepin, which deposed Childerick, To give him hearing : Is't four o'clock?
Did, as heir general, being descended Ely. It is.
Or Blithild, which was daughter to king Clothair Cant. Then go we in, to know his embassy ; Make claim and title to the crown of France. Which I could, with a ready guess declare, Hugh Capet also,-that usurp'd the crown Before the Frenchman speak a word of it.
Of Charles the duke of Lorain, sole heir male Ely. I'll wait upon you; and I long to hear it. Of the true line and stock of Charles the great,
(Exeunt. To tine luis title with some show of truth
(Though, in pure truth, it was corrupt and naught,) SCENE 11.--The same.-A Room of State in the Convey'd himselff as heir to the lady Lingare,
Daughter to Charlemain, who was the son
To Lewis the emperor, and Lewis the son
WARWICK, WESTMORELAND, and Attendants. Who was sole heir to the usurper Capet,
Wearing the crown of France, till satisfied Exe. Not here in presence.
That fair queen Isabel, his grandmother, K. Hen. Send for him, good uncle.
Was lineal of the lady Ermengare, West. Shall we call in the ambassador, my liege? | Daughter in Charles, ihe foresaid duke
of Lorain : K. Hen. Not yet, my cousin; we would be re. By the which marriage, the line of Charles the solved,
King lepin's title, and Hugh Capet's claim,
To hold in right and title of the female: Cant. God, and his angels, guard your sacred So do the kings of France unto this day; throne,
Howbeit they would hold up this Salique law, And make you long become it!
To bar your highness claiming from the female; K. Hen. Sure, we thank you.
And rather choose to hide them in a net,
Usurp'd from you and your progenitors.
this claim? And God forbid, my dear and faithful lord,
Cant. The sin upon my head, dread sovereigen! Or nicely charge
your understanding soul
When the son dies, let the inheritance
Stand for your own; unwind your bloody fiagi For God doth know, lrow many now in health,
Look back unto your inighty ancestors : Shall drop their blood in approbation
Go, my dread sord, to your great grandsire's tomb, of what your reverence shall incite as to :
From whom you claim; invoke his warlike spirit, Therefore take heed how you impawn our person,
And your great uncle's, Edward the black prince: How you awake the sleeping sword of war;
Who on the French growd play'd a tragedy, We charge you in the name of God, take heed :
Making defeat on the full power of France ; + Companions. 1 Increasing. • Explain. + Make showy or specious, Spurious.
Derived his title.
Whiles his most mighty father on a hill
To which is fixed, as an aim or butt,
Obedience ; for so work the honey bees;
Creatures, that, by a rule in nature, teach
The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
Where some, like magistrates, correct at home;
Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad;
The singing masons building roofs of gold;
The civil | citizens kneading up the honey; Ere. Your brother kings and monarchs of the The poor mechanic porters crowding in earth
Their heavy burdens at his narrow gate;
Delivering o'er to executors pale
That many things, having full reference
As many several ways meet in one town;
As many fresh streams run in one self sea 1
Bod in one purpose, and be all well borne
Divide your happy England into four;
Whereof take you one quarter into France,
If we, with thrice that power left at home, But lay down our proportions to defend
Cannot defend our own door from the dog, Against the Scot, who will make road upon us Let ns be worried ; and our nation lose With all advantages.
The name of hardiness, and policy.
(Erit an Attendant.-The King ascends Our inland from the pilfering borderers.
And yours, the noble sinews of our power,
O'er France, and all her almost kingly dukedoms;
Tombless, with no remembrance over them :
Speak freely of our acts; or else our grave,
Not worshipp'd with a waxen epitaph.
Enter AMBASSADORS of FRANCE.
Now are we well prepared to know the pleasure
of our fair cousin Dauphin ; for, we hear, When all her chivalry hath been in France,
Your greeting is from him, not from the king. And she a mourning widow of her nobles,
Amb. May it please your majesty, to give us She hath herself not only well defended,
Freely to render what we have in charge ;
The Dauphin's meaning, and our embassy?
K. Hen. We are no tyrant, but a Christian king; As is the ooze and bottom of the sea
Unto whose grace our passion is as subject, With sunken wreck and sumless treasuries.
As are our wretches fetier'd in our prisons: West. But there's a saving, very old and true,
Therefore, with frank and with uncurbed plainness,
Tell is thé Dauphin's mind.
Amb. Thus then in few.
Your highness, lately sending into France,
Did claiin some certain dukedoms, in the right Comes sneaking, and so sucks her princely eggs ;
Of your great predecessor, king Edward the third. Playing the mouse, in absence of the cat,
In answer to which claim, the prince our master To spoil and havock more than she can eat.
Says,--that you savour too much of your youth ; Eie. It follows then, the cat must stay at home : And bids you be advised, there's nought in France, Yet that is but a cursed necessity ;
That can be with a nimble galliard || won;
You cannot revel into dukedoms there :
He therefore sends you, meeter for your spirit,
This tun ot treasure ; and, in lieu of this, The advised head defends itself at home :
Desires you, let the dukedoms, that you claim,
K. Hen. What treasure, uncle ?
E1€. Tennis-balls, my liege.
K. Hen. We are glad, the Dauphin is so pleasant
with us; The state of man in divers functions,
His present, and your pains, we thank you for: Setting endeavour in continual motion;
When we have match'd our rackets to these balls,
We will, in France, by God's grace, play à set, • At the battle of Cressy. + The borders of England and Scotland.
• Different degrees.
1 An ancient dance.
+ Sober, grave. 9 Dominion.
Shall strike his father's crown into the hazardo : (If hell and treason hold their promises,) Tell him, he hath' made a watch with such a Ere he take ship for France, and in Southampton. wrangler,
Linger yonr patience on; and well digest That all the courts of France will be disturb'd The abuse of distance, while we force a play. With chacest. And we understand him well, The sum is paid ; the traitors are agreed; How he comes o'er us with our wilder days, The king is set from London ; and the scene Not measuring what use we made of them. Is now transported, gentles, to Southampton : We never valued this poor seat I of England ; There is the playhouse now, there must you sit: And therefore, living hence y, did give ourself And thence to France shall we convey you sate, To barbarous license: as 'tis ever common,
And bring you back, charming the narrow seas That men are merriest when they are from home. To give you gentle pass; for, if we may, But tell the Dauphin,-I will keep my state ;
We'll not offend one stomach with our play. Be like a king, and shew my sail of greatness, But, till the king conie forth, and not till then, When I do rouse me in my throne of France : Upto Southampton do we shift our scene.
(Exit. For that I have laid by my majesty, And plodded like a man for working days;
SCENE I-The somerEasteheap.
Enter Nou and BARDOLP8.
when time shall serve, there shall be smiles ;Shall this his mock mock out of their dear hus but that shall be as it inay. I dare not fight; but bands;
I will wink, and hold out mine iron : it is a simMock mothers from their sons, mock castles down; ple one; but what though? it will toast cheese ; And some are yet ungotten, and unborn,
and it will endure cold as another man's sword That shall have cause to curse the Dauphin's scorn. will; and there's the humour of it. But this lies all within the will of God,
Bard. I will bestow a breakfast, to make you To whom 1 appeal; and in whose name,
friends; and we'll be all three sworn br hers to Tell you the Dauphin, I am coming on,
France : let it be so, good corporal Nym. To venge me as I may, and to put forth
Nym. 'Faith, I will live so long as I may, that's My rightful hand in a well-hallow'd cause.
the certain of it; and when I cannot live any So get you hence in peace; and tell the Dauphin, Jonger, I will do 'as I may; that is my rest, that His jest will savour but of shallow wit,
is the rendezvous of it. When thousands weep, more than did laugh at it. Bard. It is certain, corporal, that he is married Convey them with safe conduct.–Fare you well. to Nell Quickly: and certainly she did you wrong;
(Exeunt Ambassadors for you were troth-plight to her. Ere. This was a merry message.
Nym. I cannot tell; things nust be as they may: K. Hen. We hope to make the sender blash at it.
men may sleep, and they may have their ihrvats (Descends from his Throne. about them at that tiine; and, some say, knives Therefore, my lords, oniit no happy hour,
have edges. It must be as it may : though paThat may give fartherance to our expedition : tience be a tirer mare, yet she will plod. There For we have now no thought in us, but France; must be conclusions. Well, I cannot tell. Save those to God, that run before our business. Therefore, let our proportions for these wars
Enter Pistol and Mistress QUICKLY. Be soon collected; and all things thought upon,
Bard. Here comes ancient Pistol and his wife: That may, with reasonable swiftness, add More feathers to our wings; for, God before,
-Good corporal, be patient here.-How now, mine
host Pistol We'l chide this Dauphin ai his father's door. Therefore, let every man now task his thought,
Pist. Base tiket, call'st thou me-host ? That this fair action may on foot be brought.
Now, by this hand, I swear, I scorn the term ; (Exeunt. Nor shall my Nell keep lodgers.
Quick. No, by my troth, not long : for we cannot ACT II.
lodge and board a dozen or fourteen gentlewomen,
that live honestly by the prick of their needles, Enter CHORUS
but it will be thought we keep a bawdy-house Chor. Now all the youth of England are on fire, straight. [Nym drau:s his Sword.) 0, well-a-day, And silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies;
lady, it he be not drawn now! O Lord I here's Now thrive the armourers, and honour's thought
corporal Nym's-now shall we have wilful adul Reigns solely in the breast of every man :
tery and murder committed.
Good lieutenant They sell the pasture now, to buy the horse ;
Bardolph,-good corporal, offer nothing here. Following the mirror of all Christian kings,
Nym. Pish! With winged heels, as English Mercuries.
Pist. Pish for thee, Iceland dog ! Thou prick. For now sits Expectation in the air ;
ear'd cur of Iceland ! And hides a sword, from hilts anto the point, Quick. Good corporal Nym, shew the valour of With crowns imperial, crowns, and coronets, a nian, and put up thy sword. Promised to Harry, and his followers.
Nyni. Will you shog off ? I would have you solus. The French, advised by good intelligence
(Sheathing his Sword. of this most dreadful preparation,
Pist. Solus, egregious dog? O viper vile ! Shake in their fear; and with pale policy
The solus in thy most marvellous face; Seek to divert the English purposes.
The solus in thy teeth, and in thy throat, O England !--model to thy inward greatness,
And in thy hateful lungs, yea, in thy maw, perdy 1 ; Like little body with a mighty heart,
And, which is worse, within thy nasty mouth!
For I can take, and Pistol's cock is np,
Nym. I am not Barbasong; you cannot conjure With treacherous crowns: and three corrupted me. I have an humour to knock you indifferently
well: if you grow foul with me, Pistol, I will scour men, One Richard, earl of Cambridge; and the second, you with my rapier, as I may, in fair terms: if you Henry lord Scroop of Marsham; and the third,
would walk off, I would prick your guts a little, in Sir Thomas Grey, knight, of Northumberland,
- good terms, as I may; and that's the humour of it. Have, for the gills of France, (O guilt, indeed!) Pist. O braggard vile, and damned furious wight! Confirm'd conspiracy with fearful France;
The grave dotli gape, and doting death is near; And by their hands this grace of kings must die,
Therefore exhalell. (Pistol and Nym draw.
Bard. Hear me, hear me what I say :-He that • A place in the tennis court into which the ball is sometimes struck. A term at tennis. • What I am resolved on.
+ Clown. The throne. Ś Withdrawing from the court. Par Dieu !
Name of a dæmon. 1 i. e. The king of France. Golden money.
| Breathe your last.
strikes the first stroke, I'll run hins up to the hilts, Ere. Nay, but the man that as his bed-fellov, as I am a soldier.
(Draws. Whom he hath cloy'd and graced with princely Pist. An oath of mickle might; and fury shall
That he should, for a foreign purse, so sell Give me thy fist, thy fore-foot to me give;
His sovereign's life to death and treachery! Thy spirits are most tall.
Nyin. I will cut thy throat, one time or other, in Trumpet sounds.- Enter King HENRY, SCROOP, fair terms; that is the humour of it.
CAMBRIDGE, GREY, Lords and Attendants. Pist. Coupe le gorge, that's the word ?-1 thee dety again.
K. Hen. Now sits the wind fair, and we will
And you, my gentle knight, — give me your Doll Tear-sheet she by name, and her espouse:
thoughts : I have, and I will hold, the quondam ý Quickly
Think you not, that the powers we bear with us, For the only she; and-Pauca, there's enough.
Will cut their passage through the force of France,
Doing the execution, and the act,
For which we have in head • assembled them ?
Scroop. No doubt, my liege, if each man do his
K Hen. I doubt not that: since we are well tween his sheets, and co the office of a warming.
persuaded, pan: 'aith he's very ill.
We carry not a heart with is from hence, Bard. Away, yo' rogue.
That grows not in a fair consent with ours; Quick. By my troth, he'll yield the crow a pod.
Nor leave not one behind, that doth not wi ding one of these days: the king has kili'd' his Success and conquest to attend on us. heart.-Good husband, come home presently,
Cam. Never was monarch hetter feard and loved, [Ereunt Mistress Quickly and Boy. Than is your majesty ; there's not, I think, a subBard. Come, shall I make you two friends! We
Under the sweet shade of your government.
Grey. Even those, that were your father's ene howl on!
mies, N'ym. You'll pay me the eight shillings I wou of Have steep'd their galls in honey; and do serve you at betting i
With hearts create + of duty and of zeal.
K. Hen. We therefore have great cause of thank.
And shall forget the office of our hand,
Sooner than quittance of desert and merit, thrust, 11 kill him; by this sword, I will.
According to the weight and worthiness.
Scroop. So service shall with steeled sinews toil; their course.
And labour shall refresh itself with hope, Bard. Corporal Nym, an thou wilt be friends, be Tu do your grace incessant services. friends; an thou wilt not, why then be enemies
K. Men. We judge no less.-Uncle of Exeter, with me loo. Pr'ythee, put up.
Enlarge the man committed yesterday, Nym. I shall have my eight shillings I won of That rail'd against our person: we consider, you at betting?
It was excess of wine that set him on; Pist. A noblell shalt thou have, and present pay; And, on his more advice Ø, we pardon him. And liquor likewise will I give to thee,
Scroop. That's mercy, but too much security : And friendship shall combine, and brotherhood;
Let him be panish'd, sovereign ; lest example I'll live by Nym, and Nym shall live by me ;
Breed, by his sufferance, more of such a kind.
K. Hen. 0, let us yet be merciful.
Cam. So may your highness, and yet punish too.
Grey. Sir, you shew great mercy, if you give Nym. I shall have my noble ?
After the taste of much correction.
K. Hen. Alas, your too much love and care of
Are heavy orisons|| 'gainst this poor wretch, Quick. As ever you canie of women, come in
If little faults, proceeding on distemper, quickly to Sir John: Ah, poor heart' he is so shall not be wink'd at, how shall we stretch our shaked of a burning quotidian tertian, that it is
eye, most lamentable to behold. Sweet men, come to
When capital crimes, chew'd, swallow'd, and dihim.
gest'd, Nym. The king hath run bad humonrs on the Appear before us ?-We'll yet enlarge that man, knight, that's the even of it.
Though Cambridge, Scroop, and Grey,–in their
And tender preservation of our person,
Would have him punish'd. And now to our French it may; he passes some humours and careers,
Cam. I one, my lord ;
Your highness bade me ask for it to-day.
Grey: And me, my royal sovereign.
Read them ; and know, I now your worthiness.-
My lord of Westmoreland, -and uncle Exeter,-.
We will aboard to-nighl.-Why,
So much complexion ?-Look ye, 1. jjey change! • Blood-hound.
• Force. + Compounded.
6 formerly. Better information. | A coir, valve six shillings and eight-pence. Lately appointed.
$ yours :
V now, gen
Recompence, | Prayers.
Thelr cheeks are paper-why, what read you | Although I did admit it as a motive, there,
The sooner to effect what I intended :
Which I in sufferance heartily will rejoice,
Beseeching God, and you, tu pardon me.
At the discovery of more dangerous treasou, K. Hen. The mercy, that was quick in us but late, Than I do at this bour joy o'er myself, By your own counsel is suppress'd and kill'd : Prevented from a damned enterprize : You must not dare, for shame, to talk of mercy; My fault, but not my body, pardon, sovereigi. For your own reasons turn into your bosoms, K. Heni. God quit you in his mercy! Hear your As dogs upon their masters, worrying them.
sentence. See you, my princes, and my noble peers,
You have conspired against our royal person, These English monsters! My lord of Cambridge Joiu'd with an enemy proclaim'd, and from his here,
coffers You know, how apt our love was, to accord Received the golden earnest of our death ; To furnish him with all appertinents
Wherein you would have sold your king to slaughBelonging to his honour; and this man Hath, for a few light crowns, lightly conspired, His princes and his peers to servitude, And sworn unto the practices of France,
His subjects to oppression and contempt, To kill us here in Hampton : to the which, And his whole kingdom unto desolation. This knight, no less for bounty bound to us Touching our person, seek we nu revenge ; Than Cambridge is,-hath likewise sworn.-But! But we our kingdoni's safety must so tender, What shall I say to ihee, lord Scroop; thou
Whose ruin you three sought, that to her law cruel,
We do deliver you. Get you therefore hence, Ingrateful, savage, and inhuman creature ! Poor miserable wretches, lo your death: og Thou, that didst bear the key of all my counsels,
The taste whereof, God, of his mercy, give you That knew'st the very bottom of my soul,
Patience to endure, and true repentance That almost might'st have coin'd me into gold, Of all your dear offences !- Bear them hence. Wouldst thou have practised on me for thy use?
(Exeunt Conspirutors, guarded. May it be possible, that foreign hire
Now, lords, for France; the enterprize whereof Could out of thee extract one spark of evil, Shall be to you, as us, like glorious. That might annoy my finger! 'Tis so strange,
We doubt not of a fair and lucky war; That, though the truth of it stands off as gross Since God so graciously hath brought to light As black from white, my eye will scarcely see it. This dangerous treason, lurking in our way, Treason, and murder, ever kept together,
To hinder our beginnings, we doubt not now, As two yoke-devils sworn to either's purpose, But every rub is smoothed ou our way: Working so grossly in a natural cause,
Then, forth, dear countrymen ; let us deliver That admiration did not whoop at them:
Our puissance into the hand of God,
No king of England, if not king of France.
Enter Pistol, Mistress QUICKLY, NYM, BAR• Gave thee no instance why thou shouldst do trea
DOLPH, and Boy. son,
Quick. Pr’ythee, honey-sweet husband, let me Unless to dub thee with the name of traitor.
bring thee to Slaines. If that same dæmon, that hath gulld thee thus, Pist. No; for my manly heart doth yearn t.Should with his lion gait + walk the whole world, Bardolph, be blithe ;-Nym, rouse thy vaunting He might return to vasty Tartar: back,
veins ; And tell the legions- I can never win
Boy, bristle thy courage up; for Falstaff he is dead, A soul so easy as that Englishman's.
And we must yearn therefore. O, how hast thou with jealousy infected
Bard. 'Would I were with him, wheresome'er The sweetness of affiance! Shew men dutiful? he is, either in heaven, or in hell! Why, so didst thou: Seem they grave and learned ? Quick. Nay, sure, he's not in hell; he's in Are Why, so didst thou : Come they of noble family? thur's Losom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. Why, so didst thou: Seem they religious ?
'A made a finer end, and went away, an it had Why, so didst thou : Or are they spare in diet; been any cbristom child; 'a parted even just Free from gross passion, or of mirth, or anger; between twelve and one, e'en at turning o' the Constant in spirit, vot swerving with the blood; tide : for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, Garnish'd and deck'd in modest complements, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers Not working with the eye, without the ear, ends, I knew there was but one way ; for his nose And, but in purged judgment, trusting neitlier? was as sharp as a pen, and 'a babbled of green Such, and so finely boulted ls, didst thou seem : fields. How now, Sir John ? quoth I: What, man ! And thus thy fall hath left a kind of blot,
be of good cheer. So 'a cried out-God, God, To mark the full-fraught man, and best indued , God! three or four times; now I, to comfort him, With some suspicion. I will weep for thee; bid him, 'a should not think of God; I hoped, For this revolt of thine, methinks, is like
there was no need to trouble himself with any Another fall of man.-Their faults are open, such thoughts yet: so, 'a bade me lay more Arrest them to the answer of the law;
clothes on his feet : I put iny hand into the bed, And God acquit them of their practices !
felt them, and they were as cold as any stone : Ere. I arrest thee of high treason, by the name then I felt to his knees, and so upward, and up of Richard earl of Cambridge.
ward, and all was as cold as any stone. I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Nym. They say, he cried out of sack. Henry lord Scroop of Masham,
Quick. Ay, that'a did. I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Bard. And of women. Thomas Grey, knight of Northuniberland,
Onick. Nay, that'a did not. Scroop. Our purposes Gul justly hath discover'd; Boy. Yes, that 'a did ; and said, they were devils And I repent my fault, more than my death; incarnate. Which I beseech your highness to torgive,
Quick. 'A could never abide carnation ; 'twas a Although my body pay the price of it.
colour he never liked. Cam. For me,- the gold of France did not se- Boy. 'A said once, the devil would have him duce;
about women. • Rendered me pliable.
Quick. 'A did in some sort, indeed, handle wo
+ Paces, step: 1 Tartarus, Ø Accomplishment. • Attend.
+ Crieve, Sifted.
1 A child not more than a month old.