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CH A P.
GL ENDOW ER.
IT, cousin, Percy; fit, good cousin Hotspur;
For, by that name, as oft as Lancaster
you in hell, as often as he hears Owen Glendower spoke of.
Glen. I blame him not : at my nativity,
Hot. So it would have done
Glen. I say, the earth did fhake when I was born.
Hot. I say, the earth then was not of my mind; If you suppose, as fearing you, it shook. Glen. The heav'ns were all on fire, the earth did
tremble. Hor. O, then the earth shook to see the heav'ns on fire, And not in fear of your nativity. Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth In ftrange eruptions; and the teeming earth Is with a kind of colick pinch'd and vex’d, By the imprisoning of unruly wind Within her womb; which for enlargement striving, Shakes the old beldame earth, and topples down High tow'rs and moss-grown fteeples. At your birth,
Our grandam earth, with this distemperature,
Hot. I think there is no man speaks better Welch.
Glen. I can speak English, Lord, as well as you, For I was train'd
in the English court : Where, being young, I framed to the harp Many an English ditty, lovely well, And gave
the tongue a helpful ornament; A virtue that was never seen in you.
Hot. Marry, and I'm glad of it with all my heart,
GLEN. And I can call spirits from the vafty deep,
Hot. Why, so can I, or so can any man :' But will they come when you do call for them?
Glen. Why, I can teach thee to command the devif.
Hot. And I can teach thee, coz, to shame the devil, By telling truth; Tell truth and shame the devil.
If thou hast pow'r to raise him, bring him hither, And I'll be sworn, I've pow'r to shame him hence. Ok, while you live, Tell truth and shame the devil.
CH A P.
HOTSPUR READING A LETTER.
:: But for mine own part, my Lord, I could be well
contented to be there, in refpect of the love I bear your house." He could be contented to be there ; why is he not then ? " In respect of the love le bears our house!" He News in this, he loves his own barn better than he loves our houfe. Let me fee some more. The purpose you un, dertake is dangerous.” Why, that is certain : it is dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to drink : but I tell you, my Lord fool, out of this nettle danger, we pluck this flower fafety. “ The purpose you undertake is dangerous, the “ friends you have named uncertain, the time itfelf unfort“ ed, and your whole plot too light, for the counterpoife of “ fo great an opposition.” Say you fo, fay you fo ? I say unto you again, you are a shallow cowardly hind, and you hie. What a lack-brain is this? By the Lord, our plot isa good plot as ever was laid'; our friends true and constant: a good plot, good friends, and full of expectation; an excellent plot, very good friends. What a frosty-fpirited rogue this is ? Why, my Lord of York commends the plot, and the general course of the action. · By this hand, if I were now by this rascal, I could brain him with his Lady's fan. Is there not my father, my uncle, and myself, Lord Edmund Mortimer, my Lord of York, and Owen Glendower? Is there not, besides, the Douglas? Have I not all their letters, to meet me in arms by the ninth of next month? and are there not some of them fet forward already? What a Pagan rascal is this ! an infidel. Ha!
fhall see now, in very sincerity of fear and cold heart, will he to the King, and lay open all our proceedings. O, I could divide myself, and go to buffets, for moving such a difh of skimmed milk with so honourable an action. Hang him, let him tell the King. We are prepared, I will set forward to-night.
HÉNRY IV's SOLILOQUY ON SIE EP.
ow many thousands of my poorest subjects
Are at this hour asleep! O gentle Sleep,
A watch-case to a common larum-bell?
C H A P.
I NEVER thought to hear you speak again.
to that thought.