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men : but then he was rheumatic *; and talk'd of And, prices, look, you strongly arm to meet him, the whore of Babylon.
The kindred of him hath been fleshi'd upon us :
Witness our too much memorable shame,
Nym. Shall we shog off? The king will be gone Of that black name, Edward' black prince of from Southampton.
Wales ; Ptst. Come, let's away.-My love, give me thy Whiles that his mountain sire,-on mountain standlips.
ing, Look to my chattels, and my moveables :
Up in the air, crown'd with the goldeu sun,Let senses rule; the word is, Pitch and pay, Saw his heroical seed, and smiled to see him ust none;
Mangle the work of nature, and deface
Had twenty years been madle. This is a stem
Of that victorious stock; and let us feat
Enter a MESSENCER.
Do crave admittance to your majesty.
[Kissing her. Fr. King. We'll give them present audience. Nym. I cannot kiss, that is the humour of it; but
Go, and bring them. adieu.
(Ereunt Mess, and certain Lords. Pisl. Let housewifery appear: keep elose, I thee You see, this chase is hotly follow'd, friends. command.
Dau. Turn head, and stop pursuit: for coward Quick. Parewell; adieu.
Most spend their mouths, when what they seem SCENE IV-France.- Room in the French
Runs far before them. Good my sovereign,
Take up the English short; and let them know
Re-enter Lords, with EXKTER and Train.
tý. Ring. From our brother Engrand ?
Ere. From him; and thus he greets your ma-
The borrow'd glories, that, by gilt of heaven,
And all wide-stretched honours that pertain,
By custom and the ordinance of times,
Uinto the crown of France. That you may know,
'Tis no sinister, nor no aukward claim, Upon our fields.
Pick'd from the worm-holes of long-vanish'd days,
Nor from the dust of old oblivion raked,
He sends you this most memorable line,
(Gives a Paper.
Willing you, overlook this pedigree :
And, when you find him evenly derived
Edward the Third, he bids you then resign
Fr. King. Or else what follows?
Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it:
And therefore in fierce tempest is he coming,
(That, if requiring fail, he will compel ;)
And bids you, in the bowels of the Lord,
Deliver up the crown; and to take mercy
The dead men's blood, the pining maidens' groans,
For husbands, fathers, and betrothed lovers,
That shall be swallow'd in this controversy.
Unless the Dauphin be in presence here,
Fr. King. For us, we will consider of this far-
Back to our brother England.
Dan. For the Dauphin,
I stand here for him what to him from England!
And any thing that may not misbecome
Thus says my king : and, if your father's high• Mrs. Quickly means lunatic.
Do not, in grant of all demands at large,
Stiffen the sinews, suinmon up the blood,
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
As fearfully, as doth a galled rock
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Hold hard the breath; and bend up every spirit
To his full height!--On, on, you noblest English,
Have, in these parts, from morn till even fought,
Dishonour not your mothers ; now attest,
And teach them how to war l-And you, good
yeomen, at full.
Whose limbs were made in England, shew us here Ere. despatch us with all speed, lest that our The mettle of your pasture; let us swear. king
That you are worth your breeding : which I doubt Come here himself to question our delay;
not ; For he is footed in this land already.
For there is none of you so mean and base, Fr, King. You shall be soon despaich'd, with fair That hath not noble luatre in your eyes. conditions :
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Cry-God tor Harry ! England! and Saint George!
(Ereunt.-Alarum, and Chambers go off.
SCENE II.-The same. Chor. Thus with imagined wing our swift scene
Forces pass over ; then enter Nyu, BARDOLPH,
Pistol and Boy.
breach ! The well-appointed king at Hampton pier
Nym. 'Pray thee, corporal, stay; the knocks are
too hot; and, for mine own part, I have not a
Pist. The plain-song is most just; for humours
do abound; To sounds confused : behold the threaden sails,
Knocks go and come ; God's vassals drop and die; Borne with the invisible and creeping wind,
And sword and sbield, Draw the buge bottoms through the furrow'd sea,
In bloody field, Breasting the lofty surge: 0, do but think,
Doth win immortal fame. You stand upon the rivaget and behold
Boy. 'Would I were in an ale-house in London ! A city on the inconstant Lillows dancing ;
I would give all my faine fur, a pot of ale and For so appears this teet majestical,
safety Holding due course to Hartieur. Follow, fol'ov! Pist. And T: Grapple your minds to sternage of this navy;
If wishes would prevail with me, And leave your England, as dead midnight, still,
My purpose should not fail with me,
But thither would I hie.
on bough. With one appearing hair, that will not follow
Enter FlURLLEN. These cull'd
and choice-drawn cavaliers to France ?
Flu. Got's plood !- Up to the preaches, you rasWork, work, your thoughts, and therein see a cals! Will you not up to the preaches? siege :
[Driving them forward. Behold the ordnance on their carriages,
Pist. Be merciful, great dnkell, lo men of mould !! mouths gaping on girded Harfleur. dbate thy rage, abate thy manly rage! Suppose, the ambassador from the French comes Abate thy rage, great duke! back ;
Good bawcock, bate thy rage ! use lenity, sweet Tells Harry--that the king doth offer him
chuck! Katharine his daughter; and with her, to dowry,
Nym. These be good humours !-Your honour Some petty and unprofitable dukedoms.
wins bad humonrs. The offer likes vot: and the nimble gunner
[Exeunt Nym, Pistol, and Bardolph, fol. With Jiustock g now the devilish cannon touches,
lowed by Fluellen. (Alarum ; and Chambers || go off. And down goes all pefore them. Still be kind,
Boy. As youi:g as I am, I have observed these And eke out our performance with your mind.
three swashers. I am boy to them all three: but (Exit.
all they three, though they would serve me, could
not be man to me; for, indeed, three such antics SCENE 1.-The same. Before Harfleur.
do not amount to a man. For Bardolph,-he is
white-liver'd and red faced ; by the means whereot, Alarums.- Enter King Henry, Exeter, Bedford, 'a faces it out, but fights not. "For Pistol,- he hath
Closter, and Soldiers, with Scaling Ladders. a killing tongue, and a quiet sword; by the means
whereof 'a breaks words, and keeps whole weapons.
are the best ** men; and therefore he scorns to say In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man,
his prayers, lest 'a should be thought a coward: As modest stillness and humility :
but his few bad words are match'd with as few good But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
deeds; for 'a never broke aliy man's head but his Then imitate the action of the liger;
• A mole to withstand the encroachment of the • Resound, echo.
+ Bank or shore. tide. Sterns of the ships.
+ Worn, wasted.
Fetched. o The staff which holds the match used in firing ý Matter, subject. | Commander. f Earth.
|| Small pieces of ordnance. 6. Bravest.
own; and that was against a post, when he was der your correction, there is not many of your na
(Exit Boy. Gow. Gentlemen both, you will mistake each
other. Re-enter FLUELLEN, Gower following. Jamy. Au! that's a fonl fault. (A Parley sounded. Gore. Captain Fluellen, you must come presently Gow. The town sounds a parley: to the mines; the duke of Gloster would speak with Flu. Captain Macmorris, when there is more bet. you.
ler opportunity to be required, Jook you, I will be Flu. To the mines! Tell you the duke, it is not so so bold as to tell you, I know the disciplines of war; good to come to the mines : for, lock you, the mines and there's an end.
The GOVERNOR and some Citizens on the Walls; the there is not belter directions,
English Forces below.- Enter King HENRY, and
his Train. Gow. The Duke of Gloster , to whom the order of the siege is given, is altogether directed by an K. Hen. How yet resolves the governor of the Irishman; a very valiant gentleman, i' faith. This is the latest parle we will admit: (town? Flu. It is captain Macmorris, is it not?
Therefore, to our best mercy give yourselves ; Gour. I think it be.
Or, like to men proud of destruction,
Till in her ashes she lie buried.
The gates of mercy shall be all shut up;
In liberty of bloody hand, shall range Flu. Captain Jamy is a marrellous falorous gen. With conscience wide as hell; mowing like grass tenian, that is certain ; and of great expedition, Your fresh-fair virgins, and your flowering infants. and knowledge, in the ancient wars, upon my par- What is it then to me, it impious war,ticular knowledge of his directions : by Cheshu, he Array'd in flames, like to the prince of fiends,will maintain his argument as well as any military Do, with his smirch'd complexion, all felli feats man in the 'orld, in the disciplines of the pristine Enlink'd to waste and desolation ? wars of the Romans.
What is't to me, when you yourselves are cause,
If your pure maidens fall into the hand
Gow. How, now, captain Macmorris † Have you What rein cap hold licentious wickedness,
Mac. By Chrish la, tish ill done: the work ish We may as bootless I spend our vain command
Whiles yet the cool and temperate wind of grace
Whiles the mad mothers with their howls confused
What say you? Will you yield, and this avoid?
Go you and enter Harfleur; there remain, Jamy. By the mess, ere theise eyes of mine take And fortify it strongly 'gainst the French: themselves to slumber, aile to gude service, or aile Use mercy to them at. “Por us, dear uncle, ligge 1' the grund for it ;-ay, or go to death; and The winter coming on, and sickness growing aile pay it as valorously as I may, that sal I surely upon our soldiers, -we'll retire to Calais, do, that is the breff and the long : marry, I wad To-niglit in Hartieur will we be your guest; full fain heard some question 'tween you tway. To-inorrow for the march are we addrest ş. Flu. Captain Macmorris, I think, look you, un.
(Flourish.-The King, &c. inter ihe Town. • Pocket affronts. + Digged.
• Soiled. + Cruel. * Without success. Blow. Requite, answer.
STEVE IV.- Rouen.-A Room I the Palace. Is not their climate foggy, raw, and dalle
On whom, as in despite, the sun looks pale,
Killing their fruit with frowns? Can sodden
water, bien le language.
Decoct their cold blood to such valiant heat?
And shall our quick blood, spirited with wine,
Upon on houses thatch, whiles a more frosty
Sweat drops of gallant yonth in our rich fields;
Our inadains 110ck at
; and plainly say, Je pense, que je suis le bon escolier. J'ay gagné Their bodies to the Just of English youth, deut mots d'Anglois vistement. Comment appellez To new-sture France with bastard warriors. vous les ongles ?
Bour. They bid us—to the English dancing-
And that we are njost lofty runaways.
Fr. King. Where is Montjóy, the herald ? Speed
him hence; Alice. De arm, madame.
Let him greet England with our sharp defiance.-
Up, princes ; and, with spirit of honour edged,
More sharper than your swords, hie to the field : tous les mots, que vous m'avez appris dès a present. You dukes of Orleans, Bourbon, and of Berry,
Alice. Il est trop difficile, madame, comme je pense: Alençon, Brabant, Bar, and Burgundy ;
Kath. Exvusez inoy, Alice ; escoutez: de band, de Jaques Chatillion, Ranıbures, Vaudemont, fingre, de nails, de arm, de bilbow.
Beaumont, Grandpré, Roussi, and Fauconberg,
Foix, Lestrale, Bouciqualt, and Charolois ;
knights, Kath. De neck; Et le menton?
For your great seats, now quit you of great shames.
Bar Harry England, that sweeps through our land
With pennons 1 painted in the blood of Harfleur: Alice. Ouy. Sauf vostre honneur; en verité, vous Upon the vallies'; whose low vassal seat prononces les mots aussi droict que les natifs d'An. The Alps doth spit and void his rheum upon : gleterre.
Go down upon him,-you have power enough,
Bring him our prisoner.
His soldiers sick, and famish'd in their march; hand, de fingre, de mails,-
For, I am sure, when he shall see our artny, Alice. De nails, madame.
He'll drop his heart into the sink of fear,
And, for achievement, offer us his ransome.
Fr. King. Therefore, lord constable, haste on
Montjóy ; Cominent appellez vous le pieds et la robe ?
And let him say to England, that we send
To know what willing ransome he will give.-
Prince Dauphin, you shall stay with us in Roüen.
Dau. Not so, I do beseech your majesty, impudique, et non pour les dames d'honneur d'user : Je ne voudrois prononcer ces mots devant les Sei.
Fr. King. Be patient, for you shall remain with neurs de France, pour tout le monde. Il faut de. Now, forth, lord constable, and princes all; font, & de con, neunt-moins. Je reciterai une autre fois ma leçon ensemble. De hand, de fingre, de
And quickly bring us word of England's fall.
(Exeunt. nails, de arm, de elbow, de neck, de sin, de foot, de
SCENE VI.-The English Camp in Picardy.
Enter Gower and FLUELLEN. disrer.
Gow. How now, captain Fluellen? Come you
from the bridge. SCENE V.-The same.- Another Room in the same. Flu. I assure you, there is very excellent ser.
vice cominitted at the pridge. Enter the French Kinc, the DAUPHIN, Duke of
Gow. Is the duke of Exeter safe? BOUR son, the CONSTABLE of FRANCE, and others.
Flu. The duke of Eseter is as magnanimous as Fr. King. 'Tis certain, he hath pass'd the river Agamemnon; and a man that I love and honour Some.
with my soul, and my heart, and my duty, and
Dau. O Dien tivunt! Shell a few sprays of us,-- with excellent discipline. There is an ensign there
at the pridge,- I think, in my very conscience, be is Our scions, put in wiid and savage stock,
as valiant as Mark Antony ; and he is a man of no Spirt up so suddenly into the clouds,
estimation in the 'orld : but I did see him do galAnd overlook their graiters ?
Flu. He is call'd-ancient Pistol.
Gow. I know him not.
Flu. Do you not know hini? Here comes the
Pendants, small flags.
Pist. Oaptain, I thee beseech to do me favours : enforced to retire, and the duke of Exeter is mas.
ter of the pridge : I can tell your majesty the duke
K. Hen. What men have yon lost, Fluellen! Pist. Bardolph, a soldier, firm and sound of Fbu. The perdition of th' athversary hath been heart,
very great, very reasonable great : marry, for my Of buxom valour, hath,-by cruel fate,
part, I think the duke hath lost never a man, but And giddy fortune's furious tickle wheel,
one that is like to be executed for robbing a church, That goddess blind,
one Bardolph, if your majesty know the man : his That stands upon the rolling restless stone,- face is all bubukles, and whelks, and knobs, and
Flu. By your patience, ancient Pistol. Fortune names of fire ; and his lips plows at his nose, and
is the soonest winner.
Trucket sounds.-Enter MONTJOY.
Mont. You know me by my habit.
K. Hen. Well then, I know thee; What shall I
know of thee?
Mont. My master's mind.
K. Hen. Unfold it.
Mont. Thus says my king :-Say thou to Harry
Flu. Ancient Pistol, 1 do partly understand sleep, Advantage is a better soldier, than rashiyour meaning.
Tell him, we could have rebuked him at Pist. Why then rejoice therefore.
Harfleur; but that we thought not good to bruise Flu. Certainly, ancient, it is not a thing to re
an injury, till it were full ripe :-Now we speak joice at: for it, look you, he were my brother, I upon our cue 1, and our voice is iniperial : England would desire 'the duke to use his goot pleasure, mire our sufferance. Bid him, therefore, consider
shall repent his folly, see his weakness, and ad. and put him to executions; for disciplines ought to be used.
of his ransome; which must proportion the losses Pist. Die and be damn'd; and figo ý for thy
we have borne, the subjects we have lost, the dis friendship!
grace we have digested; which, in weight to reFlu. It is well.
answer, his pettiness would bow under. For our Pist. The fig of Spain !
[Exit Pistol. losses, his exchequer is too poor; for the effusion Flu. Very good.
of our blood, the muster of his kingdom too faint Gow. Why, this is an arrant counterfeit rascal ; kneeling at our feet, but a weak and worthless
a nuniber; and for our disgrace, his own person, I remember him now; a bawd; a cutpurse. Flu. I'll assure you, 'a ulter' as prave
satisfaction. To this add-defiance : and tell him, the pridge, as you shall see in a summer's day :
for conclusion, he hath betray'd his followers, but it is very well; what he has spoke to me, that
whose condemnation is pronounced. So far my is well, I warrant you, when time is serve.
king and master; so much my office. Gow. Why, 'tis a gull, a fool, a rogue; that now
K. Hen. What is thy name i I know thy quality. and then goes to the wars, to grace himself, at his
Mont. Montjoy: return into London, under the form of a soldier.
Ki Hen. Thou dost thy office fairly. Turn thee And such fellows are perfect in great comman.
back, ders' names : and they will learn you by rote,
And tell thy king, I do not seek him now; where services were done ;-at such and such a
But could be willing to march on to Calais sconcell, at such a breach, at such a convoy; who Without impeachmentt: for, to say the sooth, came off bravely, who was shot, who disgraced, (Though 'tis no wisdom to confess so much what terms the enemy stood on; and this they Unto an enemy of craft and 'vantage,) con perfectly in the phrase of war, which they My people are with sickness much enfeebled ; trick up with new-tuned oaths; and what a beard My numbers lessen'd; and hose few I have, of the general's cut, and a horrid suit of the camp,
Almost no better than so many French; will do among foaming bottles, and ale-wash & Who when they were in health, 1 tell thee herald, wits, is wonderful to be thought on! But you must
I thought, upon one pair of English legs learn to know such slanders of the age, or else
Did march three Frenchmen.--Yet, forgive me, you may be marvellous mistook.
That I do brag thus !—This your air of France
per ceive, he is not the man that he would gladly Hath blown that vice in me; I must repent. make show to the 'orld he is ; if I find a hole in Go, therefore, tell thy master, here I am; his coat, I will tell him my mind. (Drum heard. My ransome is this frail and worthless trunk; Hark you, the king is coming; and I must speak | Yet, God before 5, tell him we will come on,
but a weak and sickly guard ; with him from the pridge.
Though France himself, and such another neigh. Enter King HENRY, GLOSTER, and Soldiers.
bour, Flu. Got pless your inajesty!
Stand in our way. There's for thy labour, MontK. Hen. How now, Flucllen ? Camest thou from
Go, hid thy master well advise himself:
If we may pass, we will; if we be hinder'd,
We shall your tawny ground with your red blood the Prench is gone off, look you ; and there is gal- Discolour: and so, Montjoy, fare you well. lant and most prave passages : Marry, th' athver. The sum of all our answer is but this : sary was have possession of the pridge ; but he is
We would not seek a battle, as we are ;
Nor, as we are, we say, we will not shun it; • Valour under good cominand.
So tell your master. + A fold of linen which partially covered the
Mont. I shall deliver so. Thanks to your highface. A small box, in which were kept the conse
Glo. I hope they will not come upon us now. crated wafers.
An allusion to the custom in Spain and Italy, i. e. By his herald's coat. of giving poisoned figs.
| Hindrance. An entrenchment hastily thrown up.
$ Then used for God being my guide.
+ In our turn.