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the inwards to the parts extreme: it illumineth the face; which, as a beacon, gives warning to all the rest of this little kingdom, man, to arm ; and then the vital commoners, and inland petty spirits, muster me all to their captain, the heart, who, great, and puffed up with this retinue, doth any deed of courage; and this valor comes of sherris : so that skill in the weapon is nothing without sack, for that sets it a-work; and learning a mere hoard of gold kept by a devil, till sack commences it, and sets it in act and use. Hereof comes it, that prince Harry is valiant; for the cold blood he did naturally inherit of his father, he hath, like lean, steril, and bare land, manured, husbanded, and tilled with excellent endeavor of drinking good, and good store of fertile sherris, that he is become very hot and valiant. If I had a thousand sons, the first human principle I would teach them, should be,-to forswear thin potations, and addict themselves to sack.
How now, Bardolph?
Bar. The army is discharged all, and gone.
Fal. Let them go. I'll through Glostershire; and there will I visit master Robert Shallow, esquire : I have him already tempering between my finger and my thumb, and shortly will I seal with him. Come away.
· In allusion to the old custom of sealing with soft wax.
Westminster. A room in the palace.
Enter KING HENRY, CLARENCE, PRINCE HUMPHRY. WARWICK, and others.
K. Hen. Now, lords, if Heaven doth give saccessful end
To this debate that bleedeth at our doors,
Come underneath the yoke of government.
War. Both which, we doubt not but your majesty
Shall soon enjoy.
Humphrey, my son of Gloster,
Where is the prince your brother?
P. Hum. I think, he's gone to hunt, my lord, at
K. Hen. And how accompanied ?
I do not know, my lord.
K. Hen. Is not his brother, Thomas of Clarence,
1 Ready, prepared.
P. Hum. No, my good lord; he is in presence
Cla. What would my lord and father?
K. Hen. Nothing but well to thee, Thomas of Clarence.
How chance, thou art not with the prince thy brother?
He loves thee, and thou dost neglect him, Thomas.
Between his greatness and thy other brethren :
Yet notwithstanding, being incensed, he's flint;
As flaws 3 congealed in the spring of day.
If he has respectful attention shown to him.
Confound themselves with working. Learn this,
And thou shalt prove a shelter to thy friends;
That the united vessel of their blood,
Cla. I shall observe him with all care and love.
Cla. He is not there to-day: he dines in London. K. Hen. And how accompanied? Canst thou tell
Cla. With Poins, and other his continual followers.
K. Hen. Most subject is the fattest soil to weeds;
And he, the noble image of my youth,
Is overspread with them: therefore my grief
The blood weeps from my heart, when I do shape,
And rotten times, that
shall look upon
When I am sleeping with my ancestors:
Though their blood be inflamed by the temptations to which youth is prone.
Wolf's-bane, a poisonous herb.
For when his headstrong riot hath no curb,
quite. The prince but studies his companions, Like a strange tongue ; wherein, to gain the lan,
guage, 'Tis needful, that the most immodest word Be look'd
and learn'd; which once attain'd, Your highness knows, comes to no farther use, But to be known and hated. So, like gross terms, The prince will, in the perfectness of time, Cast off his followers; and their memory Shall as a pattern or a measure live, By which his grace must mete the lives of others; Turning past evils to advantages. K. Hen. 'Tis seldom, when the bee doth leave
her comb In the dead carrion. Who's here? Westmoreland ?
West. Health to my sovereign, and new happi
Added to that that I am to deliver !