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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 :
Boy. Do you not remember, 'a saw a flea stick And he is bred out of that bloody strain,
upon Bardolph's nose ; and 'a said it was a black That haunted us in our familiar paths :
soul burning in hell-fire ?

Witness our too much memorable shame,
Bard. Well, the fuel is gone, that maintain'd When Cressy battle fatally was struck,
that fire : that's all the riches I got in his service. And all our princes captived, by the hand

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
For oaths are straws, men's faiths are wafer-cakes, The patterns that by God and by French fathers
And hold-fast is the only dog, my duck ;

Had twenty years been madle. This is a stem
Therefore, caveto be thy counsellor.

Of that victorious stock; and let us feat
Go, clear thy chrystals to-Yoke-fellows in arms, The native mightiness and fate of him.
Let us to France I like horse-leeches, my boys ;
To suck, to suck, the very blood to suck!

Enter a MESSENCER.
Boy. And that is but unwholesome food, they say. Mess. Ambassadors from Henry king of England
Pist. Touch her soft mouth, and march.

Do crave admittance to your majesty.
Bard. Farewell, hostess.

[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.

(Ereunt.

dogs

Most spend their mouths, when what they seem SCENE IV-France.- Room in the French

to threaten,
King's Palace.

Runs far before them. Good my sovereign,
Enter the French Kino attended; the DaUPRIN, of what a monarchy you are the head :

Take up the English short; and let them know
the Duke of BURGUNDY, the CONSTABLE, and Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
others.

As self-neglecting.
Fr. King. Thus come the English with full power
upon us;

Re-enter Lords, with EXKTER and Train.
And more than carefully it us concerns,

. Ring. From our brother Engrand ?
To answer royally in our defences,

Ere. From him; and thus he greets your ma-
Therefore the dukes of Berry, and of Bretagne,

jesty.
Of Brabant, and of Orleans, shall make forth, He wills you, in the name of God Almighty,
And you, prince Dauphin,-with all swift despatch, That you divest yourself, and lay apart
To line, and new repair, our towns of war,

The borrow'd glories, that, by gilt of heaven,
With inen of courage, and with means defendant: By law of nature, and of natinns, 'long
l'or England his approaches makes as fierce, To him, and to his heirs ; namely, the crown,
As waters to the sucking of a galph.

And all wide-stretched honours that pertain,
It fits us then, to be as provident

By custom and the ordinance of times,
As fear may teach us, out of late examples

Uinto the crown of France. That you may know,
Lest by ine fatal and neglected English

'Tis no sinister, nor no aukward claim, Upon our fields.

Pick'd from the worm-holes of long-vanish'd days,
Dau. My most redoubted father,

Nor from the dust of old oblivion raked,
It is most meet we arm us 'gainst the foe :

He sends you this most memorable line,
For peace itself should not so dullt a kingdoin,

(Gives a Paper.
(Though war, nor no known quarrel, were in ques. In every branch truly demonstrative;
tion,)

Willing you, overlook this pedigree :
But that defences, musters, preparations,

And, when you find him evenly derived
Should be maintaiu'd, assembled, and collected, From his most famed of famous ancestors,
As were a war in expectation.

Edward the Third, he bids you then resign
Therefore, I say, 'tis meet we all go forth, Your crown and kingdom, indirectly held
Tu, view the sick and feeble parts of France : From him the native and true challenger.
And let us do it with no show of fear;

Fr. King. Or else what follows?
No, with no more, than if we heard that England Exe. Bloody constraint; for if you hide the
Were busied with a Whitsun morris-dance:
For, my goor liege, she is so idly king'd,

Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it:
Her sceptre so fantastically borne

And therefore in fierce tempest is he coming,
By a vain, giddy, shallow, humorous youth, In thunder, and in tarthquake, like a Jove;
That fenr attends her not.

(That, if requiring fail, he will compel ;)
Con. U peace, prince Dauphin!

And bids you, in the bowels of the Lord,
You are too much mistaken in this king :

Deliver up the crown; and to take mercy
Question your grace the late ambassadors, On the poor souls, for whom this hungry war
With what great state he heard their embassy, Opens his vasty jaws: and on your head
How well supplied with noble counsellors, Turns he the widows' tears, the orphans' cries,
How modest in exceplion y, and, withal,

The dead men's blood, the pining maidens' groans,
How terrible in constant resolution,-

For husbands, fathers, and betrothed lovers,
And you shall tind, his vanities fore-spent

That shall be swallow'd in this controversy.
Were but the ontside of the Roman Brutus, This is his claim, his threat'ning, and my message ;
Covering discretion with a coat of folly ;

Unless the Dauphin be in presence here,
As gardeners de with ordare hide those roots To whom expressly I bring greeting too.
That shall first spring, and be most delicate.

Fr. King. For us, we will consider of this far-
Dau. Well, 'lis not so, my lord high constable,

ther :
But though we think it so, it is no matter : To-morrow shall you bear our full intent
In cases of detence, 'tis best to weigh

Back to our brother England.
The enemy more mighty than he seeins,

Dan. For the Dauphin,
So the proportions of defence are tillid;

I stand here for him what to him from England!
Which, of a weak and niggardly projection, Err. Scorn, and defiance; slight regard, con
Wuth, like a miser, spoil his coat, with scanting

tempt,
A lille cloth.

And any thing that may not misbecome
Fr. King. Think we king Harry strong ; The mighty sender, doth he prize you at.

Thus says my king : and, if your father's high• Mrs. Quickly means lunatic.

ness
+ Dry thy eyes. 1 Render it callous.
In making objections. # Wasted, exhausted.

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Do not, in grant of all demands at large,

Stiffen the sinews, suinmon up the blood,
Sweeten the bitter mock you sent his majesty, Disguise fair nature with hard favour'd rage ;
He'll call you to so hot an answer for it,

Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
That caves and womby vaultages of France Let it pry through the portage of the head,
Shall chide • your trespass, and return your mock Like the brass cannon ; let the brow o'erwhelm it,
In second accent of his ordnance.

As fearfully, as doth a galled rock
Dau. Şay, if my father render fair reply, O’erhang and jatty his confounded + base,
It is against my will: for I desire

Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Nothing but odds with England ; to that end, Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide;
As matching to his youth and vanity,

Hold hard the breath; and bend up every spirit
I did present him with those Paris balls.

To his full height!--On, on, you noblest English,
Exe. He'll make your Paris Louvre shake for it, Whose blood is setfrom fathers of war-proof!
Were it the mistress court of mighty Europe: Fathers, that, like so many Alexanders,
And, be assured, you'll find a difference,

Have, in these parts, from morn till even fought,
(As we, his subjects, have in wonder found,) And sheathed their swords for lack of arguments,
Between the promise of his greener days,

Dishonour not your mothers ; now attest,
And these he masters now ; now he weiglis time, That those whom you call'd fathers, did beget you!
Even to the utmost grain ; which you shall read Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
In your own losses, if he stay in France.

And teach them how to war l-And you, good
Ér. King. To-morrow shall you know our mind

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,
A night is but small breath, and little pause, Straining upon the start. The game's afoot ;
To answer matters of this consequence. [Exeunt. Follow your spirit: and, upon this charge,

Cry-God tor Harry ! England! and Saint George!
ACT III.

(Ereunt.-Alarum, and Chambers go off.
Enter Chorus.

SCENE II.-The same. Chor. Thus with imagined wing our swift scene

Forces pass over ; then enter Nyu, BARDOLPH,
Nies,

Pistol and Boy.
In motion of no less celerity
Than that of thought. Suppose that you have Bard. On, on, on, on, on! To the breach! To the
seen

breach ! The well-appointed king at Hampton pier

Nym. 'Pray thee, corporal, stay; the knocks are
Embark his royalty ; and his brave fleet

too hot; and, for mine own part, I have not a
With silken streamers the young Phæbus fanuing. case of lives: the humour of it is too hot, that is
Play with your fancies; and in them behold, the very plain-song of it.
Upon the hempen tackle, slip-boys climbing :

Pist. The plain-song is most just; for humours
Hear the shrill whistle, which doth order give

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,
Guarded with grandsires, babies, and old women,

But thither would I hie.
Either past, or not arrived to, pith and puissance : Boy. As duly, but not as truly, as bird doth sing
For who is he, whose chiu is but enrich'd

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
K. llen. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, For Nym,-he hath heard, that men of few words

whereof 'a breaks words, and keeps whole weapons.
once more ;
Or close the wall up with our English dead !

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.

With fata

cannon

own; and that was against a post, when he was der your correction, there is not many of your na
drunk. They will steal any thing, and call it,- tion
purchase. Bardolph stole a lute-case; bore it twelve Mac. Of my nation? What tsh my nation? Isha
leagues, and sold it for three halfpence. Nyon, and a villain, and a bastard, and a knave, and a rascall
Bardolph, are sworn brothers in filching; and in What ish my pation? Who talks of my nation?
Calais they stole a fire-sbovel: I knew, by that Flu. Lok 011, you take the matter otherwise
piece of service, the men would carry coals. They than is meani, captain Macmorris, peradventure, I
would have me' as familiar with mei's pockets, as shall think you do not use me with that ati ability
their gloves or their handkerchiefs : which makes as in discretion you ought to use me, look you;
much against my manboud, if I should take from being as goot a man as yourself, both in the disci-
another's pockei, to put into mine ; for it is plain plines of wars, and in the derivation of my birth,
pocketing up of wrongs. I must leave them, and and in other particularities.
seek some better service : their villainy goes against Mac. I do not know you so good a man as myself:
my weak stoniach, and therefore I must cast it up. so Chrish save nie, I will cut off your head.

(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.

(Errunt
is not according to the disciplines of the war; the
concavities of it is not suflicient ; for, look you, SCENE 11.-The same. Before the Gates of
th'athversary (you may discuss unto the duke, look

Ilarfleur.
you,) is diglitt bimself jour yards under the counter.
inines: by Cheshu, I think, a' will plow up all, if

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,
Flu. By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in the 'orld: 1 Defy us to our worst: for as I am a soldier,
will verify as much in his peard : he has no more (A name, that, in my thoughts, becomes me best,)
directions in the true disciplines of the wars, Jook If I begin the battery onc, again,
you, of the Roman disciplines, than is a puppy-dog. I will not leave the half-achieved Harfleur,

Till in her ashes she lie buried.
Enter MACMORRIS and Jazy, at a distance.

The gates of mercy shall be all shut up;
Gow. Here 'a comes; and the Scots captain, cap- And the flesh'd suídier,-rough and hard of heart,-
tain Jamy, with him.

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,
Jamy. I say, gud-day, Captain Fluellen.

If your pure maidens fall into the hand
Flu. God-den to your worship, goot captain Jamy. or hot and forcing violation !

Gow. How, now, captain Macmorris † Have you What rein cap hold licentious wickedness,
quit the mines? Have the pioneers given o'er 1 When down the hill he holds his fierce career!

Mac. By Chrish la, tish ill done: the work ish We may as bootless I spend our vain command
give over, the trumpet sound the retreat. By may Upon the enraged soldiers in their spoil,
hand, I swear, and by my father's soul, the work As send precepts to the Leviathan
ish ili done; it ish give over: I would have blowed to come ashore. Therefore, you men of Harfleur,
up the town, so Chrish save me, la, in an hour. O, Take pity of your town, and of your people,
tish ill done, tish ill done; by my hand, tish ili Whiles yet my soldiers are in my command;
done!

Whiles yet the cool and temperate wind of grace
Flu. Captain Macmorris, I peseech you now, will O'erblows the filthy and contagious clouds
you voutsafe me, look you, a few disputations with or deadly murder, spoil, and villainy.
you, as partly touching or concerning the disci. If not, why, in a moment, look to see
plines of the war, the Roman wars, in the way of The blind and bloody soldier with foul hand
argument, look you, and friendly communication ; Defile the locks of your shrill-shrieking daughters;
partly, to satisfy my opinion, and partly, for the Your fathers taken by the silver beards,
satisfaction, look you, of my mind, as touching the And their most reverend heads dash'd to the walls;
direction of the military discipline ; that is the Your naked infants spitted upon pikes ;
point.

Whiles the mad mothers with their howls confused
Jamy. It sall be very god, gud feith, gud cap Do break the clouds, as did the wives of Jewry
tains bath ; and I sall quit you with gud leve, as At Herod's bloody-hunting slaughtermen.
I may pick occasion; that sall l, marry.

What say you? Will you yield, and this avoid?
Mac. It is no time to discourse, so Chrish save Or, guilty in defence, be thus destroy'd!
me: the day is hot, and the weathe:, and the wars, Gov. Our expectation hath this day an end:
and the king, and the dukes; it is no time to dis- The Dauphin, whom of succour we entreated,
course. The town is beseech'd, and the trumpet Returns iis--ihat his powers are not yet ready
calls us to the breach ; and we talk, and, by To raise so great a siege. Therefore, dread king,
Chrish, do nothing ; 'tis shame for us all: so God We yield our town, and lives, to thy soft mercy:
sa' me, 'tis slame to stand still: it is shame, by my Enter our gates ; dispose of us, and ours;
hand : aud there is throats to be cut, and works to l'or we no longer are defensible.
be done ; and there ish nothing done, so Christ sa' K. Hlen. Open your gates.-Come, uncle Exeter,
me, la.

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.

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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,
Enter KATHARINE and Alice.

Killing their fruit with frowns? Can sodden
Kath. Alice, tu as esté en Angleterre, et tu parles A drench for sur-rein'djades, their barley broth,

water, bien le language.

Decoct their cold blood to such valiant heat?
Alice. Un peu madame.
Kath. Je prie, m'enseigneuz;, il faut que j'ap. Seem frosty? o, for honuur of our land,

And shall our quick blood, spirited with wine,
prenne à parier. Comment uppellez vous la main, Let us not hang like roping icicles
en Anglois :

Upon on houses thatch, whiles a more frosty
Alice. La main? Elle est appellée, de hand
Kath. De hand. Et les doigts !

people
Alice. Les doigts ? May joy, je oublie les doigts ; Poor--we may call them, in their native lords.

Sweat drops of gallant yonth in our rich fields;
mais je me souviendray. Les doigts ? Je pense, qu'ils Dau. By faith and honour,
sont appellé de fingres; ouy, de fingres.

Our inadains 110ck at
Kath. La main, de hand; les doigts, de fingres. Our mettle is bred out; and they will give

; 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-
Alice. Les ongles ? Les appellons, de nails.
Kath. De nails. Escoutez; dites moy, si je parle And teach Javoltas + high, and swift corantos;

schools,
bien : de hand, de fingres, de nails.
Alice. C'est bien ait, mudame ; il est fort bon Saring, our grace is only in our heels,

And that we are njost lofty runaways.
Anglois.
Kath. Dites moy en Anglois, le bras.

Fr. King. Where is Montjóy, the herald ? Speed

him hence; Alice. De arm, madame.

Let him greet England with our sharp defiance.-
Katb. Et le coude.

Up, princes ; and, with spirit of honour edged,
Alice. De elbow.
Kuth. De elbow. Je m'en faitz la repetition de Charles De-la-bret, high constable of France ;

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,
Alice. De elbow, maduine.

Foix, Lestrale, Bouciqualt, and Charolois ;
Kath. O Seigneur Dieu ! Je m'en oublie ; de el. High' dukes, great princes, barons, lords, and
bow. Comment appellez vous le col ?
Alice. De neck, madame.

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
Alice. De chin.
Kath. De sin. Le col, de neck; le menton, de sin. Rush on his host, as doth the melted snow

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,
Kath. Je ne doute point d'apprendre par la grace And in a captive chariot, into Roüen
de Dieu ; et en peu de temps.

Bring him our prisoner.
Alice. N'arez vous pas deja oublié ce que je vous Con. This becomes the great.
ay enseignée!
Kath. Non, je reciteray à vous promptement. De Sorry am 1, his numbers are so few,

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,
Kath. De nails, de arme, de ilbow.

And, for achievement, offer us his ransome.
Alice. Sauf vostre honneur, de elbow.
Kath. Ainsi dis je; de elbow, de neck, et de sin:

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
Alice. De foot, madame, et de con.

To know what willing ransome he will give.-
Kuth. De foot, et de con? O Seigneur Dieu !
Ces sont mots de son mauvais, corruptible, grosse, et

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.
Alice. Excellent, madame!
Kath. C'est assez pour une fois; allons nous a

Enter Gower and FLUELLEN. disrer.

(Exeunt.

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
Con. And it he be not fought withal, my lord, my life, and my livings, and my uttermost powers :
Let us not live in France; let us quit all, he is not, (God be praised, and plessed !) any hurt
And give our vineyards tó a barbarous people. in the 'orld ; but keeps the pridge most valiantly,

Dau. O Dien tivunt! Shell a few sprays of us,-- with excellent discipline. There is an ensign there
The emptying of our fathers' luxnry,

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 ?

lant service.
Bour. Normans, but bastard Norinans, Norman Cow. What do you call him?
bastards!

Flu. He is call'd-ancient Pistol.
Mort de ma vie! If they march along

Gow. I know him not.
Untought withal, but I will sell my dukedom,

Enter Pistol.
To buy a slobbery and a dirty farm
In that nook-shottent isle of Albion.

Flu. Do you not know hini? Here comes the
Cun. Dieu de butlailes! Where have they this
metile?

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Pist. Oaptain, I thee beseech to do me favours : enforced to retire, and the duke of Exeter is mas.
The duke of Exeter doth love thee well.

ter of the pridge : I can tell your majesty the duke
Flu. Ay, I praise Got; and I have merited some is a prave man.
love at his hands.

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 painted plind, with a mufflert before her eyes, it is like a coal of fire, sometinies plue, and some-
to signify to you that fortune is plind : and she is times red; but his nose is executed, and his fire's
painted also with a wheel; to signify to you, which out.
is the moral of it, that she is turning, and incon- K. Hen. We would have all such offenders so
stant, and variations, and mutabilities : and her cut off :-And we give express charge, that, in our
foot, look you, is fix'd upon a spherical stone, marches through the country, there be nothing
which rolls, and rolls, and rolls ;-In good truth, compellid from the villages, nothing taken bat
the poet is make a most excellent description of paid for ; none of the French upbraided, or abused
fortune : fortune, look you, is an excellent moral. | in disdainful language; for when lenity and
Pist. Fortune'is Bardolph's foe, and frowns on cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester

is the soonest winner.
For he hath stolen a pix t, and hang'd must 'a be.
A damned death!

Trucket sounds.-Enter MONTJOY.
Let gallows gape for dog, let man go free.
And let not hemp his wind-pipe sutlocate :

Mont. You know me by my habit.
But Exeter hath given the doom of death,

K. Hen. Well then, I know thee; What shall I
For pir of little price.

know of thee?
Therefore, go speak, the duke will hear thy voice;

Mont. My master's mind.
And let not Bardolph's vital thread be cut

K. Hen. Unfold it.
With edge of penny cord, and vile reproach :

Mont. Thus says my king :-Say thou to Harry
Speak, captain, for his life, and I will thee reqaite. of England, Though we seemed dead, we did brit

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

ords at

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.

God,
Flu. tell you what, captain Gower;-I do

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

joy.
the bridge ?

Go, hid thy master well advise himself:
Flu. Ay, so please your majesty. The duke of

If we may pass, we will; if we be hinder'd,
Exeter has very gallantly maintain'd the pridge :

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.

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