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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 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.
Ely. How did this offer seem received, my lord ? Thus doth it well appear, the Salique law
Cant. With good acceptance of his majesty ; Was vot devised for the realm of France :
Save, that there was not time enough to hear Nor did the French possess the Salique land
(As, 1 perceived, his grace woald fain have done), Until four hundred one and twenty years
The severals, and unhidden passages,

After defunction of king Pharamond,
Of his true titles to some certain dukedoms; Idly supposed the founder of this law ;
And, generally, to the crown and seat of France, who died within the year of our redemption
Derived from Edward, his great grand father. Four hundred twenty-six ; and Charles the great
Ely. What was the impediment that broke this Subdued the Saxons, and did seat the French

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
Enter King HENRY, GLOSTER, BEDFORD, EXETER, or Charles the great. Also king Lewis the tenth,

WARWICK, WESTMORELAND, and Attendants. Who was sole heir to the usurper Capet,
K. Hen. Where is my gracions lord of Canter Could not keep quiet in his

bury !

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,

Before we hear him, of some things of weight, Was re-united to the crown of France.
That task our thoughts, concerning us and France. So that, as clear as is the summer's sun,

King lepin's title, and Hugh Capet's claim,
Enter the Archbishop of CANTERBURY, and Bishop of King Lewis his satisfaction, all appear

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,
My learned lord, we pray you to proceed ;' Than amply to imbare g their crooked titles
And justly and religiously unfold,

Usurp'd from you and your progenitors.
Why the law Salique, that they have in France, K. Hen. May 1, with right and conscience, make
Or should, or should not, bar us in our claim.

this claim? And God forbid, my dear and faithful lord,

Cant. The sin upon my head, dread sovereigen! Or nicely charge

your understanding soul
you should fashion, wrest, or bow your reading, for in the book of Numbers is it writ,-

When the son dies, let the inheritance
With opening titles miscreate $, whose right Descend unto the daughter. Gracious lord,
Suits not in native colours with the truth ;

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.

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Whiles his most mighty father on a hill

To which is fixed, as an aim or butt,
Stoud smiling, to behold the lion's whelp

Obedience ; for so work the honey bees;
Porage in blood of French nobilityø.

Creatures, that, by a rule in nature, teach
O noble English, that could entertain

The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
With half their forces the full pride of France ; They have a king, and officers of sorts :
And let another half stand laughing by, .

Where some, like magistrates, correct at home;
All out of work, and cold for action !

Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad;
Ely. Awake remembrance of these valiant dead, Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings,
And with your puissant arm renew their feats : Make boot upon the sumijer's velvet buds;
You are their heir, you sit upon their throne; Which pillage they with merry march bring home,
The blood and courage, that renowned them, To the tent-royal of their eniperor:
Runs in your veins; and my thrice puissant liege Who, busied in his majesty, surveys
Is in the very May-morn of his youth,

The singing masons building roofs of gold;
Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprizes.

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;
Do all expect that you should rouse yourself, The sad-eyed justice, with his surly hum,
As did the former lions of your blood.

Delivering o'er to executors pale
West. They know, your grace hath cause, and The lazy yawning drone. I this infer,-
means, and might;

That many things, having full reference
So hath your highness; never king of England To one concent, may work contrariously ;
Had nobles richer, and more loyal subjects; As many arrows, loosed several ways,
Whose hearts have left their bodies here in Eng. Fly to one mark;

As many several ways meet in one town;
And lie pavilion'd in the fields of France.

As many fresh streams run in one self sea 1
Cant. 0, let their bodies follow, my dear liege, As many lines close in the dial's centre;
With blood, and sword, and fire, to win your right: So may a thousand actions, once afoot,
In aid whereof, we of the spirituality

Bod in one purpose, and be all well borne
Will raise your highness such a mighty sum, Without defeat. Therefore to France, my liege
As never did the clergy at one time

Divide your happy England into four;
Bring in to any of your ancestors.

Whereof take you one quarter into France,
K. Hen. We must not only arm to invade the And you with all shall make all Gallia shake.

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.
Cant. They of those marcbes t, gracions sove- K. Hen. Call in the messengers sent from tho

Shall be a wall sufficient to defend

(Erit an Attendant.-The King ascends Our inland from the pilfering borderers.

his Throne.
K. Hen. We do not mean the coursing snatchers Now are we well resolved : and,-by God's help;

And yours, the noble sinews of our power,
But fear the main intendment 1 of the Scot, France being ours, we'll bend it to our awe,
Who hath been still a giddy neighbour to us ; Or break it all to pieces :-Or there we'll sit,
For you shall read that my great grandfather, Ruling, in large and ample empery 6,
Never went with his forces into France,

O'er France, and all her almost kingly dukedoms;
But that the Scot on his unfurnish'd kingdom Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn,
Came pouring, like the tide into a breach,

Tombless, with no remembrance over them :
With ample and brim fulness of his force ; Either our history shall, with full mouth,
Galling the gleaned land with hot essays;

Speak freely of our acts; or else our grave,
Girding with grievous siege, castles and towns ; Like Turkish mute, shall have a tongueless mouth,
That England, being empty of defence,

Not worshipp'd with a waxen epitaph.
Hath shook, and trembled at the ill neighbour-

Cant. She hath been then more fear'd than
harm'd my liege :

Now are we well prepared to know the pleasure
For hear her but exampled by herself,-

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,

But taken, and impounded as a stray,

Freely to render what we have in charge ;
The king of Scots; whom she did send to France, or shall we sparingly shew you far off
To fill king Edward's fame with prisoner kings ;

The Dauphin's meaning, and our embassy?
And make your chronicle as rich with praise,

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,
Is that you will France win,

Tell is thé Dauphin's mind.
Then uith Scotland first begin :

Amb. Thus then in few.
For once the eagle England being in prey,

Your highness, lately sending into France,
To her unguarded nest the weasel Scut

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;
Since we have locks to safeguard necessaries,

You cannot revel into dukedoms there :
And pretty traps to catch the petty thieves.

He therefore sends you, meeter for your spirit,
While that the armed hand doth tight abroad,

This tun ot treasure ; and, in lieu of this, The advised head defends itself at home :

Desires you, let the dukedoms, that you claim,
For government, though high, and low, and lower, Hear no more of you. This the Dauphin speaks.
Put into parts, keep in one consent || ;

K. Hen. What treasure, uncle ?
Congruing in a full and natural close,

E1€. Tennis-balls, my liege.
Like music.

K. Hen. We are glad, the Dauphin is so pleasant
Cant. True : therefore doth heaven divide

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.

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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.
But I will rise there with so full a glory,
That I will dazzle all the eyes of France,

Enter Nou and BARDOLP8.
Yea, strike the Dauphin blind to look on us. Bard. Well met, corporal Nym.
And tell the pleasant prince,-this mock of his Nym. Good morrow, lieutenant Bardolph.
Hath turn'd his balls to gun-stones; and his soul Bord, What, are ancient Pistol and you friends
Shall stand sore charged for the wasteful vengeance yet!
That shall fly with them: for many a thousand Nym. Por my part I care not: I say little ; but

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!
What might'st thon do, that honour would thee do, I do retort the solus in thy bowels :
Were all thy children kind and natural !

For I can take, and Pistol's cock is np,
But see thy fault! France hath in thee found out And flashing tire will follow.
A nest of hollow bosoms, which he || tills

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.

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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

favours, abate.

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
O hound of Crete, think'st thou my spouse to get? My lord of Cambridge,--and my kind lord of Na.

No; to the spital + go,
And from the powdering tub of infamy

Petch forth the lazar kite of Cressid's kind I,

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,
Enter the Boy.

For which we have in head • assembled them ?
Boy. Mine host Pistol, you must come to my

Scroop. No doubt, my liege, if each man do his

master,-and you, hostess ;-he is very sick, and
would to bed.--Good Bardolph, put thy nose be-

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

must to France together; why, the devil should That sits in heart-grief and uneasiness
we keep knives to cut one another's throats ?

Under the sweet shade of your government.
Pist. Let Hoods o'erswell, and fiends for food

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

Pist. Base is the slave that pays.

With hearts create + of duty and of zeal.
Nym. That now I will hare; that's the humour

K. Hen. We therefore have great cause of thank.

of it.
Pist. As manhood sball compound ; push hone.

And shall forget the office of our hand,
Bard. By this sword, he that makes the first

Sooner than quittance of desert and merit, thrust, 11 kill him; by this sword, I will.

According to the weight and worthiness.
Pist. Sword is an oath, and oaths must have

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.
Is not this just for I shall sutler be

K. Hen. 0, let us yet be merciful.
Unto the camp, and profits will accrue.

Cam. So may your highness, and yet punish too.
Give me thy hand.

Grey. Sir, you shew great mercy, if you give Nym. I shall have my noble ?

him life,
Pist. In cash most justly paid.,

After the taste of much correction.
Nym. Well then, that's the humour of it.

K. Hen. Alas, your too much love and care of
Re-enter Mistress QUICKLY.

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

dear care,
Pist. Nym, thou last spoke the right;
His heart is trarted and corroborate.

And tender preservation of our person,
Nym. The king is a good king: but it must be as

Would have him punish'd. And now to our French it may; he passes some humours and careers,

causes ;
Pist. Let us condole tie knight; for, lambkins, Who are the late commissioners ?
we will live.


Cam. I one, my lord ;

Your highness bade me ask for it to-day.
SCENE II.-Southampto.-A Council-Chamber. Scroop. So did you me, my liege.

Grey: And me, my royal sovereign.
Enter EXETER, BEDFORD, and WESTMORELAND. K. Hen. Then, Richard, earl of Cambridge, there
Bed. "Fore Gud, his grace is bold, to trasl these There jours, Tora Scroop of Masham ;-and, Sir

Ere. They shall be apprehended by and by:

West. How smooth and even they do bear them. Grey of Northumberland, this same

Read them ; and know, I now your worthiness.-
As if allegiance in their bosoms sat,

My lord of Westmoreland, -and uncle Exeter,-.
Crowned with faith, and countant loyalty.

We will aboard to-nighl.-Why,
Bed. The king hath note of all that they intend, what see you in those papers, th

tleinen ?
By interception which they dream not of.

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The sooner to effect what I intended :
That hath su cowarded and chased your blood But God be thanked for prevention;
Out of appearance?

Which I in sufferance heartily will rejoice,
Cam. I do confess my fault;

Beseeching God, and you, tu pardon me.
And do submit me to your highness' mercy. Grey. Never did faithful subject more rejoice
Grey. Scroop. To which we all appeal.

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,
But thou, 'gainst all proportion, didst bring in Putting it straight in expedition.
Wonder, to wait on treason, and on niurder : Cheerly to sea : the signs of war advance :
And whatsoever cunning fiend it was,

No king of England, if not king of France.
That wrought upon thee so preposterously,

Hath got the voice in hell for excellence;
And other devils, that suggest by treasons, SCENE III.-London.-Mistress QUICKLY's House
Do botch and bungle up damnation

in Eastcheap.
With patches, colours, and with forms being fetch'd
Prom glistering semblances of piety;
But he, that temper'd • thee, bade thee stand up,

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.

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