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Bar. Hear me, hear me what I say :-he that strikes the first stroke, I'll run him up to the hilts, as I am a soldier.
[draus. Pis. An oath of mickle might; and fury shall
abate. Give me thy fist; thy fore-foot to me give : Thy spirits are most tall.
Nym. I will cut thy throat, one time or other, in fair terms; that is the humor of it. Pis. Coupe le gorge ;
that 's the word.—I thee defy again. O hound of Crete,1 think'st thou my spouse to
Boy. Mine host Pistol, you must come to my master,—and you, hostess ;-he is very sick, and would to bed. Good Bardolph, put thy nose between his sheets, and do the office of a warmingpan : faith, he's very ill.
Bar. Away, you rogue.
pudding one of these days: the king has killed his heart. Good husband, come home presently.
[Exeunt Mrs. Quickly and Boy. Bar. Come, shall I make you two friends ? We must to France together. Why, the devil, should we keep knives to cut one another's throats ? Pis. Let floods o'erswell, and fiends for food
howl on! Nym. You 'll pay me the eight shillings I won of you at betting?
Pis. Base is the slave that pays.
Nym. That now I will have; that's the humor of it.
Pis. As manhood shall compound. Push home.
Bar. By this sword, he that makes the first thrust, I 'll kill him ; by this sword, I will.
Pis. Sword is an oath, and oaths must have their
Bar. Corporal Nym, an thou wilt be friends, be friends; an thou wilt not, why then be enemies with me too. Pr’ythee, put up.
Nym. I shall have my eight shillings, I won of you at betting?
Pis. A noble 1 shalt thou have, and present pay ; And liquor likewise will I give to thee, And friendship shall combine, and brotherhood : I'll live by Nym, and Nym shall live by me :Is not this just?-for I shall sutler be
1 A coin of the value of six shillings and eight pence.
Unto the camp, and profits will accrue.
noble ? Pis. In cash most justly paid. Nym. Well then, that 's the humor of it.
Re-enter MRS. QUICKLY.
Mrs. Quick. As ever you came of women, come in quickly to sir John. Ah, poor heart! he is so shaked of a burning quotidian tertian, that it is most lamentable to behold. Sweet men, come to him.
Nym. The king hath run bad humors on the knight; that's the even of it.
Pis. Nym, thou hast spoke the right; His heart is fracted, and corroborate.
Nym. The king is a good king; but it must be it may :
he passes some humors and careers. Pis. Let us condole the knight; for, lambkins we will live.
Southampton. A council-chamber.
traitors. Exe. They shall be apprehended by and by. West. How smooth and even they do bear them
As if allegiance in their bosoms sat,
Bed. The king hath note of all that they intend,
Exe. Nay, but the man that was his bedfellow, Whom he hath cloy'd and graced with princely
favors; That he should, for a foreign purse, so sell His sovereign's life to death and treachery!
Trumpet sounds. Enter KING HENRY, SCROOP,
CAMBRIDGE, GREY, Lords, and Attendants. K. Hen. Now sits the wind fair, and we will
aboard. My lord of Cambridge,-and my kind lord of
Masham, And you, my gentle knight, give me your ·
thoughts : Think you not, that the powers we bear with us, Will cut their passage through the force of France; Doing the execution, and the act, For which we have in head 1 assembled them? Scroop. No doubt, my liege, if each man do his
best. K. Hen. I doubt not that; since we are well per
suaded, We carry not a heart with us from hence, That grows not in a fair concent? with ours;
1 In force.
? Friendly concord.
Nor leave not one behind, that doth not wish
Cam. Never was monarch better fear'd and loved
Scroop. So service shall with steeled sinews toil ;
K. Hen. We judge no less.—Uncle of Exeter,
Scroop. That's mercy, but too much security.
1 Recompense. 2 On his return to more coolness of mind.