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Gave thee no instance why thou shouldst do
for thee; For this revolt of thine, methinks, is like Another fall of man.
Their faults are open :
Exe. I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Richard earl of Cambridge.
I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Henry lord Scroop of Masham.
I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Thomas Grey, knight of Northumberland.
Scroop. Our purposes God justly hath discover'd; And I repent my fault more than my
death; Which I beseech your highness to forgive, Although my body pay the price of it.
Cam. For me, the gold of France did not seduce; Although I did admit it as a motive The sooner to effect what I intended : But God be thanked for prevention ; Which I in sufferance heartily will rejoice, Beseeching God and you to pardon me.
Grey. Never did faithful subject more rejoice At the discovery of most dangerous treason, Than 1 do at this hour joy o'er myself, Prevented from a damned enterprise. My fault, but not my body, pardon, sovereign. K. Hen. God quit you in his mercy! Hear your
sentence. You have conspired against our royal person, Join'd with an enemy proclaim'd, and from his
coffers Received the golden earnest of our death; Wherein you would have sold your king to slaughter, His princes and his peers to servitude, His subjects to oppression and contempt, And his whole kingdom unto desolation.
Touching our person seek we no revenge ;
therefore hence, Poor miserable wretches, to your
[Exeunt Conspirators, guarded.
London. Mrs. Quickly's house in Eastcheap. Enter PISTOL, MRS. QUICKLY, NYM, BARDOLPH, and
Mrs. Quick. Pr’ythee, honey-sweet husband, let me bring thee to Staines.
Pis. No; for my manly heart doth yearn.
Bardolph, be blithe; Nym, rouse thy vaunting
Boy, bristle thy courage up; for Falstaff he is dead, And we must yearn therefore.
Bar. Would I were with him, wheresome'er he is, either in heaven or in hell !
Mrs. Quick. Nay, sure, he's not in hell; he's in Arthur's bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. 'A made a finer end, and went away, an it had been any christom child ; 1 'a parted even just between twelve and one, ev’n at turning o'the tide : for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers' ends, I knew there was but one way; for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and 'a babbled of green fields. “How now, sir John ?' quoth I: 'what, man! be of good cheer.' So 'a cried out—God, God, God!' three or four times : now I, to comfort him, bid him, 'a should not think of God; I hoped, there was no need to trouble himself with any such thoughts yet: so, 'a bade me lay more clothes on his feet: I put my hand into the bed, and felt them, and they were as cold as any stone; then I felt to his knees, and so upward, and upward, and all was as cold as any stone.
Nym. They say, he cried out of sack.
I A child not more than a month old.
Mrs. Quick. Nay, that 'a did not.
Boy. Yes, that 'a did; and said, they were devils incarnate.
Mrs. Quick. 'A could never abide carnation ; 'twas a color he never liked.
Boy. 'A said once, the devil would have him about women.
Mrs. Quick. ’A did in some sort, indeed, handle women : but then he was rheumatic; 1 and talked of the whore of Babylon.
Boy. Do you not remember, 'a saw a flea stick upon Bardolph's nose; and 'a said, it was a black soul burning in hell-fire ?
Bar. Well, the fuel is gone that maintained that fire : that's all the riches I got in his service.
Nym. Shall we shog off? the king will be gone
Irs. Quickly probably means lunatic.