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Nothing but odds with England; to that end,
Exe. He'll make your Paris Louvre shake for it,
at full. Exe. Despatch us with all speed, lest that our king Come here himself to question our delay; For he is footed in this land already, Fr. King. You shall be soon despatch'd, with fair
conditions : A night is but small breath, and little pause, To answer matters of this consequence. [Exeunt,
Enter CHORUS. Chor. Thus with imagin'd wing our swift sceno
flies, In motion of no less celerity Than that of thought. Suppose that you have seen The well-appointed king at Hampton pier Embark his royalty; and his brave fleet With silken streamers the
Phoebus fanning Play with your fancies ; and in them behold, Upon the hempen tackle, ship-boys climbing : Hear the shrill whistle, which doth order give
To sounds confus'd : behold the threaden sails,
Tells Harry—that the king doth offer him
[Alarum; and Chambers go off. And down goes all before them. Still be kind, And eke out our performance with your mind.
rivage,] The bank or shore.
to sterpage of this navy;] The stern being the hinder part of the ship, the meaning is, let your minds follow close after the navy.' Stern, however, appears to have been anciently synonymous to rudder.
linstock —] The staff to which the match is fixed when ordnance is fired.
The same. Before Harfleur.
Alarums. Enter King HENRY, EXETER, BED
FORD, GLOSTER, and Soldiers, with Scaling
peace, there's nothing so becomes a man, As modest stillness, and humility : But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage : Then lend the eye a terrible aspéct; Let it pry through the portage of the head, Like the brass cannon ; let the brow o'erwhelm it, As fearfully, as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swilld with the wild and wasteful ocean. Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide; Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit To his full height !-On, on, you noblest English, Whose blood is set from fathers of war-proof! Fathers, that, like so many Alexanders, Have, in these parts, from morn till even fought,
- jutty-] The force of the verb to jutty, when applied to a rock projecting into the sea, is not felt by those who are unaware that this word anciently signified a mole raised to withstand the encroachment of the tide. Jutty-heads, in sea language, are platforms standing on piles, near the docks, and projecting without the wharfs, for the more convenient docking and undocking ships.
his confounded base,] His worn or wasted base.
And sheath'd their swords for lack of argument."
yeomen, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture; let us swear That you are worth
your breeding: which I doubt
For there is none of you so mean and base,
. The game's afoot ; Follow your spirit; and, upon this charge, Cry-God for Harry! England ! and Saint George!
[Exeunt. Alarum, and Chambers go off
Forces pass over; then enter Nym, BARDOLPH,
Pistol, and Boy. Bard, On, on, on, on, on! to the breach, to the breach !
Nym. 'Pray thee, corporal, stay , the knocks are too hot; and, for mine own part, I have not a case of lives: the humour of it is too hot, that is the very plain-song of it. Pist. The plain-song is most just; for humours
argument.] Is matter, or subject.
like greyhounds in the slips,] Slips are a contrivance of leather, to start two dogs at the same time.
Knocks go and come; God's vassals drop and die;
And sword and shield,
In bloody field,
Doth win immortal fame.
If wishes would prevail with me,
But thither would I hie. Boy. As duly, but not as truly, as bird doth sing on bough.
Enter FLUELLEN." Flu. Got's plood !-Up to the preaches, you rascals! will you not up to the preaches ?
[Driving them forward. Pist. Be merciful, great duke, to men of mould!” Abate thy rage, abate thy manly rage! Abate thy rage, great duke! Good bawcock, bate thy rage! use lenity, sweet
chuck! Nym. These be good humours !-your honour wins bad humours.
[Exeunt Nym, Pistol, and BARDOLPH,
followed by FLUELLEN. Boy. As young as I am, I have observed these three swashers. I am boy to them all three : but all they three, though they would serve me, could not be man to me; for, indeed, three such anticks do not amount to a man. For Bardolph,ếhe is white-livered, and red-faced; by the means whereof,
9- Fluellen.] This is only the Welsh pronunciation of Lluellyn. Thus also Flloyd instead of Lloyd.
to men of mould!] To men of egrth, to poor mortal