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Pist. Say'st thou me so ? Is that a ton of moys ? Bour. The devil take order now! V'll to the
Come hither, boy; ask me this slave in French,

What is his name.

Let life be short; else, shame will be too long. Boy. Escoutez; Comment estes vous appellé ?

(Ereunt. Fr. Sol. Monsieur le Fer. Boy. He says, his name is-master Fer,

SCENĖ VI.- Another Part of the Field. Pist. Master Fer! I'll fer him, and firk him t, and ferret him :-Discuss the same in French unto him.

Alarums.-Enter King HENRY and Forces ; EXEBoy. I do not know the French for Fer, and fer

TER, and others. ret, and firk.

K. Hen. Well have we done, thrice-valiant coun Pist. Bid him prepare, for I will cut his throat.

trymen : Fr. Sol. Que dit-il, monsieur ?

But all's not done, yet keep the French the field. Boy. Il me commande de vous dire que vous faites

Ere. The duke of York commends him to your vous prest ; car ce soldat icy est disposé tout à cette

majesty. heure de couper vostre gorge.

K. Hen. Lives he, good uncle, thrice within this Pist. Ouy, couper gorge, par ma foy, pesant,

hour, Unless thou give me crowns, brave crowns;

I saw him down; thrice up again, and fighting; Or mangled shalt thou be by this my sword. From helmet to the spur, all blood he was.

Fr. Sol. O, je vous supplie pour l'amour de Dieu, Ere. In which array, (hrave soldier) doth he lie,
me pardonner! Je suis gentilhomme de bonne mai- Larding the plain : and by his bloody side,
son ; gardez ma vie, et je vous donneray deux cents (Yoke-fellow to his honour-owing wounds,)

The noble earl of Suffolk also lies.
Pist. What are his words?

Suffok first died : and York, all haggled over, Boy. He prays you to save his life: he is a gen. Comes to him, where in gore he lay insteep'd, tleman of a good bouse; and, for his ransome, he and takes him by the beard; kisses the gashes will give you two hundred crowns.

That bloodily did yawn upon' his face!
Pist. Tell him,-my fury shall abate, and I And cries aloud, -Turry, dear cousin Suffolk!
The crowns will take.

My soul shall thine keep company to heaven:
Fr. Sol. Petit monsieur, gue dit-il ?

Tarry, su ret soul, for mine, then fly a-breast; Boy. Encore qu'il est contre son jurement, de As, in this glorious and well.foughten field, pardonner aucun prisonnier ; neantmoins, pour les We kept together in our chiralry! escus que vous lavez promis, il est content de vous Upon these words I came, and cheer'd him up: donner la liberté, le franchisement.

He smiled me in the face, raught me his hand, Fr. Sol. Sur mes genoux, je vous donne mille re. And, with a feeble gripe, says,-Dear my lord, merciemens : et je m'estime hereux que je suis tombé Commend my service to my sovereign. entre les mains d'un chevalier, je pense, le plus So did he turns, and over Suffolk's neck brave, valiant, et tres distingué seigneur d'Angleterre. He threw his wounded arm, aud kiss'd his lips ; Pist. Expound unto me, boy.

And so, espoused to death, with blood he seal'd
Boy. He gives you, upon his knees, a thousand A testainent of noble-ending love.
thanks : and he esteems himself happy that he hath The pretty and sweet manner of it forced
fallen into the hands of (as he thinks) the most | Those waters from me, which I would have stopp'd;
brave, valorous, and thrice-worthy signieur of But I had not so much of man in me,

But all my mother came into mine eyes,
Pist. As I suck blood, I will some mercy shew.- And gave me up to tears.
Follow me, cur.

(Exit Pistol. K. Hen. I blame you not ;
Boy. Suivez vous le grand capitaine.

For, hearing this, I'must perforce compound

[Exit French Soldier. With mistful eyes, or they will issue too.-. I did never know so full a voice issue from so

(Alarum. empty a heart : but the saying is true,-The empty But, hark! what new alarnı is this same vessel makes the greatest sound. Bardolph, and The French have reinforced their scatter'd men :Nym, had ten times more valour than this roaring Then every soldier kill his prisoners ; devil i' the old play, that every one may pare his Give the word through,

(Excunt. nails with a wooden dagger; and they are both hang'd ; and so would this be, if he durst steal any

SCENE VII.- Another Part of the Field. thing adventurously. I must stay with the lackeys,

Alarums.-Enter FLUELLEN and Gow kr. with the luggage of our camp: the French might have a good prey of us, if he knew of it; for there

Flu. Kill the poys and the luggage ! 'l'is expressly is none to guard it, but boys.

(Exit. against the law of arms : 'tis as arrant a piece of

knavery, mark you now, as can be offer'd, in the SCENEV.-Another Part of the Field of Battle.

'orld : In your conscience now, is it not?

Gow. 'Tis certain, there's not a boy left alive; Alarums:-Enter DAUPHIN, Orleans, Bourbox, and the cowardly rascals, that ran from the balCONSTABLE, RAMBORES, and others.

tle, have done this slaughter: besides, they have

burn's and carried away all that was in the king's Con. O diable !

tent; wherefore the king, most worthily, hath Orl. O seigneur !-Le jour est perdu, tout est caused every soldier to cut his prisoner's throat. perdu!

0, 'tis a gallant king. Dau. Mort de ma vie ! all is confounded, all !

Flu. Ay, he was porn at Monmouth, captain
Reproach and everlasting shame

Gower: what call yon the town's name, where
Sits mocking in our plumes.-0 meshante fortune!- Alexander the pig was born ?
Do not run away.

(A short Alarum. Gow. Alexander the great.
Con. Why, all our ranks are broke.

Flu. Why, I pray you, is not pig, great? The
Dau. O perdurable t shame!-Let's stab ourselves. pig, or the great, or the mighty, or ihe huge, or
Be these the wretches that we play'd at dice for the magnanimous, are all one reckonings, save the

Orl. Is this the king we sent to for his ransome? phrase is a littie variations.
Bour. Shame, and elernal shame, nothing but Gow. I think, Alexander the great was born in

Let us die instant : once more back again ;

Macedon ; his father was called Philip of Ma

cedon, as I take it.
And he that will not follow Bourbon now,
Let him go hence, and, with his cap in hand,

Flu. I think, it is in Macedon, where Alexander
Like a base pander, hold the chamber-door,

is porn. I tell you, captain,- If you look in the Whilst by a slave, no gentler than my dog ),

maps of the 'orld, I warrant, you shall tind, in the His fairest daughter is contaminate.

comparisons between Macedon and Monmouth; Con. Disorder, that hath spoil'd us, friend us now!

that the situations, look you, is both alike. There Let us, in heaps, go offer up our lives

is a river in Macedon ; and there is also moreover Unto these English, or else die with fame.

a river at Monmouth: it is call'd Wve, at MonOrl. We are enough, yet living in the field,

mouth; but it is out of my prains, what is the To smother up the English in our throngs,

name of the other river ; but 'tis alí one, 'tis so If any order might be thought upon.

like as my fingers is to my fingers, and there is

salmons in both. If you nark Alexander's life • Pieces of money. + Chastise.

well, Harry of Monniouth's life is come after it

Lasting. ý i. e. Who has more gentility.

• Reached.

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indifferent well; for there is figures in all things. | you that : Got pless it and preserve it, as long as
Alexander (Got knows, and you know,) in his it pleases his grace, and his majesty tool
rages, and his furies, and his wraths, and his K. Hen. Thanks, good my countryman.
cholers, and bis moods, and his displeasures, and Flu. By Cheshu, I am your majesty's country-
his indignations, and also being a little intoxicatesman, I care not who know it; I will confess it to
in his praius, did, in his ales and his angers, look all the 'orld: I need not to be ashamed of your
you, kill his pest friend, Clytus.

majesty, praised be Got, so long as your majesiy is
Gow. Our king is not like him in that; he never an honest man.
kill'd any of his friends.

K. Hen. God keep me so !-Our heralds go with Flu. Ii is not well done, mark you now, to take

him; tales out of my mouth, ere it is made an end Bring me just notice of the numbers dead and finish'd. I speak but in the figures and com- On both our parts.- Call yonder fellow hither. parisons of it: as Alexander is kill his friend

[Points to Williams.-Exeunt Montjoy, Clytus, being in his ales and his cups ; so also

and others. Harry Monmouth, being in his right wits and his Exe. Soldier, you must come to the king. goot judgments, is turn away the lat knight with K. Hen. Soldier, why wearest thou that glove in the great pelly-doublet : he was full of jests, and thy cap? gipes, and knaveries, and mocks; I am forget his Will. An't please your majesty, 'tis the gage of

one that I should fight withal, if he be alive. Gow, Sir Joho Falstaff.

K. Hen. An Englishman? Flu. That is he : I can tell you, there is goot Will. An't please your majesty, a rascal, that men bom at Moninouth.

swagger'd with me last night: who, if a' live, and Gow. Here comes his majesty.

ever dare to challenge this glove, I have sworn to

take him a box o' the ear: or, if I can see my Alarum.- Enter King Henry, with a part of the glove in his cap, (which he swore as he was a sol. English Forces; WARWICK, Gloster, EXETER,

dier, he would wear, if alive,) I will strike it out and others.

K. Hen. I was not angry since I came to France, K. Hen. What think you, captain Fluellen? Is it
Until this instant.-Take a trumpet, berald ; fit this soldier keep his oath ?
Ride thou unto the horsemen on yon hill;

Flu. He is a craven* and a villain else, an't
If they will fight with us, bid them come down, please your majesty, in my conscience.
Or void the field ; they do offend our sight:

K. Hen. It may be, his enemy is a gentleman of
If they'll do neither, we will come to them; great sort +, quite from the answer of his degree.
And make them skírr • away, as swift as stones Flu. Though he be as goot a gentlemen as the
Enforced from the old Assyrian slings :

tevil is, as Lucifer and Belzebub himself, it is neBesides, we'll cut the throats of those we have, cessary, look your grace, that he keep his vow And not a man of them, that we shall take, and his oath : if he be perjured, see yon now, his Shall taste our mercy :-Go, and tell them so. reputation is as arrant a villain, and a Jack.sauce 1,

as ever his plack shoe trod upon Gol's ground and Enter MONTJOY.

his earth, in my conscience, la. Exe. Here comes the herald of the French, my K. Hen. Then keep thy vow, sirrah, when thou liege,

meet'st the fellow.
Glo. His eyes are humbler than they used to be. Will. So I will, my liege, as I live.
K. Ien. How pow! what means this, herald ? K. Hen. Who servest thou under ?
know'st thou not,

Will. Under captain Gower, my liege.
That I have fined these bones of mine for ransome ? Flu. Gower is a goot captain ; and is good know-
Comest thou again for ransome ?

ledge and literature in the wars. Mont. No, great king :

K. llen, Call him hither, to me, soldier. I come to thee for charitable licence,

Will. I will, my liege.

(Erit. That we may wander o'er this bloody field,

K. Hen. Here, Fluellen; wear thou this favour To book our dead, and then to bury them;

for me, aud stick it in thy cap: when Alençon and To sort our nobles from our cominon men; myself were down together, I pluck'd this glove For many of our princes (woe the while !)

from his helnı: if any man challenge this, he is a
Lie drown'd and soak’d in mercenary blood; friend to Alencon and an enemy to our person; if
(So do our vulgar drench their peasant limbs thou encounter any such, apprehend him, an thou
In blood of princes ;) and their wounded steeds dost love me.
Pret fetlock deep in gore, and, with wild rage, Flu. Your grace does ine as great honours, as
Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters, can be desired in the hearts of his subjects : I
Killing them twice. O, give us leave, great king, would fain see the man, that has but two legs,
To view the field in safety, and dispose

that shall find himself aggriefed at this glove, Of their dead bodies.

that is all ; but I would sain see it once ; an please K. Hen. I tell thee truly, herald,

Got of his grace, that I might see it. I know not, if the day be ours or no;

K. Hen. Knowest thou Gower? For yet a many of your housemen peer,

Flu. He is my dear friend, an please you. And gallop o'er the field,

K. Hen. Pray thee, go seek him, and bring him Mont. The day is yours.

to my tent. K. Hen. Praised be God, and not our strength Flu. I will fetch him.

(Erit. for it!

K. Ben. My lord of Warwick,-and my brother What is this castle call'd, that stands hard by ?

Gloster, Mont. They call it-Agincourt.

Follow Fluellen closely at the heels : K. Hen. Then call we this the field of Agin. The glove, which I have given him for a favour, court,

May, haply, purchase him a box o' the ear; Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus.

It is the soldier's ; 1, by bargain, should Flu. Your grandfather of famous memory, an't Wear it myself. Follow, good cousin Warwick : please your majesty, and your great-uncle Edward If that the soldier strike him, (as, I judge the plack prince of Wales, as I have read in the By his blunt bearing, he will keep his word,) chronicles, fought a most prave pattle here in Some sudden mischief may arise of it; France.

For I do know Fluellen valiant, K. Hen. They did, Fluellen.

And touch'd with choler, hot as gunpowder, Flu. Your majesty says very true: if your ma- And quickly will return an injury: jesties is reniem berd of it, the Welshmen did goot Follow, and see there be no harm between them.service in a garden where leeks did grow, wearing Go you with me, uncle of Exeter.. (Exeunt. leeks in their Monmouth caps ; which your majesty knows, to this hour is an honourable padge of the SCENE VII.-Before King Henry's Parilion. service : and, I do believe, your majesty takes no

Enter GOWER and WILLIAMS, scorn to wear the leek upon Saint Tavy's day. K. Hen. I wear it for a memorable honour,

Will. I warrant, it is to knight you, captain. For I am Welsh, you know, good countryman.

Enter FLUELLEN. Flu. All the water in Wye cannot wash your Flu. Got's will and his pleasure, captain, I pe majesties Welsh plood out of your pody, I can tell


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seech you now, come apace to the king: there is that in the field lie slain : of princes in this number,
more goot toward you, peradventure, than is in And nobles bearing banners, there lie dead
your knowledge to dream of.

One hundred twenty-six : added to these,
Will. Sir, know you this glove?

Of knights, esquires, and gallant gentlemen,
Flu. Know the glove? I know, the glove is a Eight thousand and four hundred ; of the which,

Five hundred were but yesterday dubb'd knights: Will. I know this; and thus I challenge it. So that, in these ten thousand they have lost

(Strikcs him. There are but sixteen hundred mercenaries; Flu. 'Sblud, an arrant traitor, as any's in the The rest are-princes, barons, lords, knights, squires, universal 'orld, ur in France, or in England. And gentlemen of blood and quality. Gow. How now, Sir? You villain!

The names of those their nobles that lie dead, Will. Do you think I'll be forsworn ?

Charles De-la-bret, high constable of France ; Flu. Stand away, captain Gower; I will give Jaques of Chatillon, admiral of France ; treason his payment into plows, I warrant you. The inaster of the cross-bows, lord Rambures; Will. I am no traitor.

Great master of France, the brave Sir Guischard Flu. That's a lie in thy throat.--I charge you in

Dauphin ; his majesty's name, apprehend him ; he's a friend John duke of Alençon ; Antony duke of Brabant, of the Duke Alençon's.

The brother to the duke of Burgundy ;

And Edward duke of Bar : of lusty earls, Enter Warwick and GLOSTER.

Grandpré, and Rouissi, Fauconberg, and Foix, War. How now,

how now ! What's the matter? Beaumont, and Marle, Vaudemont, and Lestrale. Flu. My lord of Warwick, here is (praised be Here was a royal fellowship of death! Got for it!) a most contagious treason come to Where is the number of our English dead ? light, look you, as you shall desire in a summer's

(Herald presents another Paper. day. Here is his majesty.

Edward the duke of York, the earl of Suffolk,

Sir Richard Ketly, Davy Gam, esquire :
Enter King Henry and EXETER.

None else of name; and, of all other men,
K. Hen. How now! What's the matter?

But five and twenty. O God, thy arm was here, flu. My liege, here is a villain and a traitor, And not to us, but to thy arm alone, that, look your grace, has struck the glove which Ascribe we all. When, without stratagem, your majesty is to take out of the helmet of Alençon. But in plain sbock, and even play of battle,

Will. Niy liege, this was my glove ; here is the Was ever known so great and little loss, fellow of it: and he, that I gave it to in change, On one part, and on the other ?—Take it, God, promised to wear it in his cap; I promised to strike For it is only thine! him, if he did; I met this man with my glove in Ere. 'Tis wonderful! his cap, and I have been as good as my word. K. Hen. Come, go we in procession to the village:

Flu. Your majesty hear now, (saving your ma. And be it death proclaimed through our hosi, jesty's manhood), what an arrant, rascally, beg. To boast of this, or take that praise from Gou, kariy, lowsy knave it is : I hope, your majesty is

Which is his only. pear me testimony, and witness, and avouchments, Flu. Is it not lawful, an please your majesty, to that this is the glove of Alençon, that your ma- tell how many is killed ? jesty is give me, in your conscience now.

K. Hen. Yes, captain ; but with this acknow. K. Hen. Give me ihy glove, soldier; look, here

ledgment, is the fellow of it. 'Twas I, indeed, thou pro- That God fought for us. mised'st to strike ; and thou hast given me most Flu. Yes, my conscience, he did us great gool. bitter terins.

K. Hen. Do we all holy rites; Flu. An please your majesty, let his peck an. Let there be sung Non nobis, and Te Deum. swer for it, if there is any martial law in the 'orld. The dead with charity enclosed in clay,

K. Hen. How canst thou make me satisfaction ? We'il then to Calais; and to England ihen;

Will. All offences, my liege, come from the Where ne'er from France arrived more hapis heart: never came any from mine, that might

offend your majesty.
K. Hen. It was oursell thou didst abuse.

Will. Your majesty came not like yourself: you
appear'd to me but as a common man ; witness the

night, your garments, your lowliness; and what
your lighness suffer'd under that shape, I beseech Chor. Vouchsafe to those that have not read the
yon, take it for yonr own fault, and not mine : for

story, had you been as I took you for, I made no offence; That I may prompt them: and of such as have, therefore, I beseech your highness, pardon me. I humbly pray them to admit the excuse K. Hen. Here, uncie Exeter, till this glove with Of time, of numbers, and due course of things, crowns,

Which cannot in their huge and proper lite And give it to this fellow.-Kecp it, fellow; Be here presented. Now we bear the king And wear it for an honour in thy cap,

Toward Calais : grant him there; there seen, Tu I do chall it.-Give him the crowns : Heave him away npon your winged thoughts, And, captain, you must needs be friends with him. Athwart the sea : behold the English beach

Flu. By this day and this light, the fellow has Pales in the flood with men, with wives, and boys, metile enough in his pelly :-Hold, there is twelve Whose shouts and claps out-voice the deep-mouth'd pence for yon, and I pray you to serve Got, and

keep you out of prawis, and prahbles, and quar- Which, like a mighty whiffler • 'fore the king,
reis, and dissensions, and, I warrant you, it is the Seems to prepare his way: so let him land;
petter for you.

And, solemnly, see him set on to London.
Hill. I will none of your money.

So swift a pace hath thought, that even now
Flu. It is with a goot will; I can tell you, it You may imagine him upon Blackheath :
will serve you to mend your shoes : come, where. Where that his lords desire him, to have bornet
fore should you be so pashfol? Your shoes is not His bruised helmet, and his bended sword,
so goot: 'tis a goot silling, I warrant you, or I will Before him, through the city: he forbids il,
change it.

Being free from vainness and self-glorious pride;

Giving full trophy, signal, and ostent,

Quite from hiniseli, to God t. But now behold,
K. Hen. Now, herald ; are the dead number'd ? In tbe quick forge and workinghouse of thought,
Her. Here is the number of the slaughter'd How London doth pour out her citizens!

[Deliver's a Paper. The mayor, and all his brethren, in best sort, K. Hen. What prisoners of good sort are taken Like to the senators of the antique Rome, uncle?

With the plebians swarming at their heels,.. Ere. Charles duke of Orleans, nephew to the Go forth, and fetch their conquering Cæsar in : king;

As, by a lower but by loving likelihood 6,
John duke of Bourbon, and lord Bouciqualt;
of other lords, and barons, knights, and 'squires, • An officer who walks first in processions.
Full tifteen hundred, besides common men.

ti. e. To order it to be borne.
K. Jen. This note doth tell me of ten thousand 1 Transferring all the honours of conquest from

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Were now the general of our gracious empress Pist. Me groat!
(As, in good time he may,) from Ireland coming, Flu. Yes, verily, and in truth, you shall take it;
Bringing rebellion broached t on his sword, or I have another leek in my pocket, which you
How many would the peaceful city quit,

shall eat.
To welcome him? Much more, and much more Pist. I take thy groat, in earnest of revenge.

Flu. If I owe you any thing, I will pay you in Did they this Harry. Now in London place him; cudgels; you shall be a woodmonger, and buy no(As yet the lamentation of the French

thing of me but cudgels. Got be wi' you, and Invites the king of England's stay at bome : keep you, and heal your pate.

(Exit. The emperor's coming in behalf of France,

Pist. All hell shall stir for this. To order peace between them ;) and omit

Gow. Go, go; you are a counterfeit cowardly All the occurrences, whatever chanced,

knave. Will you mock at an ancient tradition, Till Harry's back return again to France;

begun upon an honourable respect, and worn as a
There must we bring him ; and myself have play'd memorable trophy of predeceased valour,-and
The interim, by remembering you—'tis past. dare not avouch in your deeds
Then brook abridgement; and your eyes advance
After your thoughts, straight back again to France. gentleman twice or thrice. You thought, because

(Exit. he could not speak English in the native garb, he

could not therefore handle an English cudgel: SCENE I.-France. -An English Court of Guard. you tind it otherwise ; and henceforth, let a Welsh

correction teach you a good English condition 1.-
Enter FLUELLEN and Gower.
Fare ye well.

(Erit. Gow. Nay, that's right; but why wear you your Pist. Doth fortune play the huswife with me leek to day i Saint Pavy's day is past.

Flue. There is occasions and canses why and News have I, that my Nell is dead i’ the spital 9 wherefore in all things; I will tell you, as my Of malady of France ; friend, captain Gower; the rascally, scald, beg. And there my rendezvous is quite cut off. garly, lowsy, pragging knave, Pistols-which you Old I do wax; and from my weary limbs and yourself, and all the 'orld, know to be no pet- Honour is cudgell'd. Well, bawd will I turn, ter than a fellow, look you now, of no merits,-he And something lean to cutpurse of quick hand. is come to me, and prings me pread and salt yes. To England will I steal, and there Pll steal : terday, look you, and bid me eat my leek: it was And patches will I get unto these scars, in a place where I could not breed no contentious And swear, I got them in the Gallia wars. (Exit. with him; but I will be so pold as to wear it in my cap till I see him once again, and then I will tell SCENE II.-Troyes in Champagne.-An Aparthim a little piece of my desires.

ment in the French King's Palace. Enter PISTOL.

Enter, at one Door, King HENRY, BEDFORD, GlosGow. Why, here he comes, swelling like a tur•


other Lords ; at another, the French KING, Flu. 'Tis no matter for his swellings, nor his

QUEEN ISABEL, the Princess KATHARINE, Lords, turkey-cocks.-Got pless you, ancient Pistol! You

Ladies, &c. the Duke of BORGUNDY, and his

Train. scarvy, lowsy knave, Got pless you! Pist. Ha! art thou Bedlam Dost thou thirst, K. Hen. Peace to this meeting, wherefore we base Trojan,

are met! To have me fold up Parca's tatal web?

Unto our brother France,--and to our sister,
Hence! I am qualmish at the smell of leek. Health and fair time of day :-Joy and good wishes
Flu. I peseech you

eartily, scurvy, lowsy knave, To our most fair and princely cousin Katharine ;
at my desires, and my requests, and my petitions, and (as a branch and member of this royalty,
to eat, look yon, this leek; because, look you, you By whom this great assembly is contrived,)
do not love it, nor your affections, and your appe. We do salute you, duke of Burgundy;-
uiles, and your digestions, does not agree with it, And, princes French, and peers, health to you all !
I would desire you to eat it.

Fr. King. Right joyous are we to behold your Pist. Not for Cadwallader, and all his goats.

face, Flu. There is one goat for you. (Strikes him.] Most worthy brother England ; fairly met :

you be so goot, scald knave, as eat it? So are you, princes English, every one. Pist. Base Trojan thou shalt die.

Q. Isa. So happy be the issue, brother England,
Flu. You say very true, scald knave, when Got's of this good day, and of this gracious meeting,
will is : I will desire you to live, in the mean time, As we are now glad to behold your eyes :
and eat your victuals; come, there is sauce for it! Your eyes, which hitherto have borne in them
(Striking him again.j You call'd me yesterday, Against the French, that met them in their bent,
mountain-squire ; but I will make you to-day a The fatal balls of murdering basilisks :
squire of low degree. I pray you, fall to; if you The venom of such looks, we fairly hope,
can mock a leek, you can eat a leek.

Have lost their quality; and that this day
Gou. Enough, captain ; you have astonish'd y Shall change all griefs, and quarrels, into love.

K. Ken. To cry amen to that, thus we appear.
I will make him eat some part of my Q. Isa. You English princes all, I do salute you.
leek, or I will peat his pate four days :-Pite, I Bur. My duty to you both, on equal love,
pray you; it is goot for your green wound, and Great kings of France and England ! That'I have
your ploody coxcomb.

labour'd Pist. Must I bite

With all my wits, my pains, and strong endeavours,
Flu. Yes, certainly; and out of doubt, and out to bring your most imperial majesties
of questions too, and ambiguities.

Unto this bar || and royal interview,
Pist. By this leek, I will most horribly revenge ; Your mightiness on both parts best' can witness.
I eat, and eke I swear-.

Since then my office hath so far prevaiļd,
Flu. Eat I pray you :-Will you have some more That face to face, and royal eye to eye,
sauce to your leek? There is not enough leek to You have congreeted ; let it not disgrace nie,

if I demand, before this royal view, Pist. Quiet thy cudgel; thou dost see, I eat. What rub, or what impediment, there is,

Flu, Much goot do you, scald knave, heartily. Why that the naked, poor, and mangled peace, Nay, 'pray you, throw none away; the skin is goot Dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joyful births, for your proken coxcomb. When you take occa- Should not, in this best garden of the world, sions to see leeks hereafter, I pray you, mock at Our fertile France, put up her lovely visage? them; that is all.

Alas! she hath from France too long been chased ; Pist. Good.

And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps, Flu. Ay, leeks is goot :-Hold you, there is a Corrupting in its own fertility. groat to heal your pate.

Her vine, the merry cheerer of the heart,

Unpruned dies : her hedges even.pleachd,-
• The earl of Essex, in the reign of Elizabeth. Like prisoners wildly over-grown with hair,
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Put forth disorder'd twigs : her fallow leas

understanding: I am glad, thou canst speak no The darnel, hemlock, and rank furnitory,

better English; for, if thou couldst, thou wouldst Doth root upon; while that the coulter rusts, find me such a plain king, that thou wouldst That sliouid' deracinate such savagery :

think, I had sold my farm to bay my crown. ! The eren mead, that erst brought sweetly forth know now no ways to mince it in love, but diThe freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover, rectly to say-I love you : then, if yon urge me Wanting the cythe, ail uncorrected, rank,

further than to say-Do you in faith! I wear out Conceives by idteness, and nothing teens,

my suit. Give me your answer; i' faith, do; and But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs, so clap hands, and a bargain : How say you, lady? Losing both beauty and utility.

Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, me understand well. And as our vineyards, rallows, meads, and hedges, K. Hen. Marry, if you would put me to verses, Detective in their natures, grow to wildness ; or to dance for your sake, Kate, why you undid Even so our houses, and ourselves and children, me ; for the one, I have neither words nor meaHave lost, or do not learn, for want ot' time, sure; and for the other, I have no strength in The sciences that should become our country ; nieasure , yet a reasonable measure in strength. But grow, like savages, -as soldiers will,

If I could win a lady at leap-frog, or by vaulting That nothing do but meditate on blood,

into my saddle with my armour on my back, under To swearing, and stern looks, diffused | attire, the correction of bragging be it spoken, I should And every thing that seems unnatural.

quickly leap into a wife. Or, if I might buffet for Which to reduce into our former favonr),

my love, or bonnd my horse for her favours, I You are assembled : and my speech entreats, could lay on like a butcher, and sit like a jack. That I may know the let || why gentle peace an-apes, never off: but, before God, I cannot look Should not expel these inconveniencies,

greenly t, nor gasp out my eloquence, nor I have id bless us with her former qualities.

no cunning in protestation ; only downright oaths, K. Hen. If, duke of Burgundy, you would the which I never use till urged, nor never break for peace,

urging. If thou canst Jove a fellow of this temWhose want gives growth to the imperfections per, Kate, whose face is not worth sun-burning, Which you have cited, you must buy that peace that never looks in his glass for love of any thing With full accord to all our just demands;

he sees there, let thine eye be thy cook. I speak Whose tenours and particular effects

to thee plain soldier: If thou canst love me for You have, enscheduled briefly in your hands. this, take me : if not, to say to thee-that I shall Bur. The king hath heard them; to the which, die, is true ; but-for thy love, by the Lord, no; as yet,

yet I love thee too. And while thou livest, dear There is no answer made.

Kate, take a fellow of plain and uncoin'd i conK. Hen. Well then, the peace,

stancy; for he perforce must do thee right, beWhich you before so urged, liez in his answer. cause he hath not the gift to woo in other places! Fr. K'ing. I have but with a cursorary eye

for these fellows of intimite tongue, that can rhyme O'er-glanced the articles; pleaseth your grace themselves into ladies' favours,- they do always To appoint some of your council presently

reason themselves out again. What a speaker is To sit with 11s once more, with better beed

but a prater; a rhyme is but a ballad. A good To re-survey them, we will suddenly,

leg will falló; a straight back wilt stoop ; a black Pass our accept, and peremptory answer.

beard will turn white ; a curl'd pate will grow K. Hen. Brother, we shall.-Go, uncle Exeter,- bald ; a fair face will wither; a ful eye will wax And brother Clarence,-and you, brother Gloster,- | hollow : but a good heart, Kate, is the sun and Warwick,--and Huntingdon,-go with the king : moon; or, rather, the sun, and not the moon ; for Avd lake with you free power, to ratify,

it shines bright, and never changes, but keeps his Augment, or alier, as your wisdoms best

course traly. If thou would have such a one, take Shall see advantageable for our dignity,

me: and take me, take a soldier; take a soldier, Any thing in, or out of, our demands;

take a king : And what say'st thou then to my And we'll consign thereto.-Will you, fair sister, love? Speak, my fair, and fairly, I pray thee. Go with the princes, or stay here with us?

Kath. Is it possible dat I should love de enemy Q. Isa. Our gracious brother, I will go with them; of France ? Haply, a woman's voice may do some good, K. Hen. No; it is not possible, you should love Whev articles, 100 nicely urged, be stood on. the enemy of France, Kate : but, in loving me, K. Hon. Yet leave our cousin Katharine here you should love the friend of France; for I love with us;

France so well, tbat I wil} not part with a village She is our capital demand, comprised

of it ; I will have it all mine : and, Kate, wlien Within the fore-rank of our articles.

France is mine, and I am yours, then yours is Q. Isa She hath good leave.

France, and you are mine.
(Exeunt all but Henry, Kutharine, and her Kath. I cannot tell vat is dat.

K. Hen. No, Kate ? I will tell thee in French; K. Hen. Fair Katharine, and most fair! which, I am sure, will hang upon my tongue like Will yon vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms, a new-married wife about her husband's neck, Such as will enter at a lady's ear,

hardly to be shook off. Quand j'ay la possession de And plead his love-snit to her gentle heart?

France, & quand vous avez le possession de moi, let Kaik. Your majesty shall mock at me; I cannot me see, what then? Saint Dennis be my speed !) speak your England.

donc vostre & France, & vous estes mienne. It is as K. Hen. () fair Katharine, if you will love me

easy for me, Kate, to conquer the kingdom, as to soundly with your French heart, I will be glad to speak so much more French ; I shall never move hear you coniess it brokerly with your English thee in French, unless it be to laugh at me. tongne. Do yon like me, Kate?

Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, le François que vous Kath. Purdonnez moy,'I cannot tell vat is—like parlez, est meilleur que l'Anglois lequel je parler K. Hen. An angel is like you, Kate ; and you are ing of my tongue, and I thine, most truly faiselta like an angel. Kati. Que dil-il ? Que je suis semblable à les anges ? Kate, dost thou understand thus much English ?

Alice. Ouy, vrayment, (sauf vostre grace) ainsi Canst thou love me? dil-il.

Kath. I cannot tell. K. Hen. I said so, dear Katharine ; and I must K. llen. Can any of your neighbours tell, Kate? not blush to attirm it.

I'll ask them. Come, I know thou lovest me : and Kath. O bun Dieu ! Les langues des hommes sont

at night when you come into your closet, you'll pleines des tromperies.

K. Hen. Whai says she, fair one ? That the Kate, you will, to her, dispraise those parts in me, tungues of men are full of deceits.

Alice. Ouy; dat de tongues of de mans is be full mock me njercifully, the rather, gentle princesa of deceits : dat is de princess. K. Hen. The princess is the better English.

because I love thee cruelly. If ever thou be'st 1 laith, Kate, my wooing is fit for thy • In dancing. • Plonglshare.

+ i. e. Like a young lover, awkwardly. + To deraeinate is to force up the roots.

1 He means, resembling a plain piece of metal,

which has not yet received any impression. Passant. $ Appearance. | Hinderance.

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