Sivut kuvina

ready breakfast: love thy husband, look to thy Hot. 'Zounds! how has he the leisure to be servants, cherish thy guests: thou shalt ind

rick, me tractable to any honest reason: thou seest I In such a justling time? Who leads his power? am pacified-Still 1-Nay, pr'ythee, be gone. Under whose government come they along? [Erit HosTeSS.) Now, Hal, to the news at Mess. His letters bcar his mind, not I, my court: for the robbery, lad,--How is that an

lord. swered ?

Wor. I pr’ythee, tell me, doth he keep his P. Hen. O my sweet beef, I must still be

bed? good angel to thee :-The money is paid back Mess. He did, my lord, four days ere I set again.

forth; Fal. o I do not like that paying back, 'tis a | And at the tinie of my departure thence. double labour,

He was much fear'd by bis physicians. P. Hen. I am good friends with my father, Wor. I would tbe state of time bad first been and may do any thing.

whole, Fal. Rob me the exchequer the first thing Ere he by sickness bad been visited ; thou doest, and do it with unwashed hands too. His bealth was never better worth than now. Bard. Do, my lord.

llot. Sick now! droop now! this sickness doth P. Hen. I have procured thee, Jack, a charge

infect of foot.

The very life-blood of our enterprize ; Fal. I would it had been of horse. Where 'Tis catching hither, even to our camp.--shall I find one that can steal well? O for a

He writes me here, -that inward sicknessfine thief, of the age of two and twenty, or there.

And that his friends by deputation could not abouts! I am heinously unprovided. Well,

So soon be drawn; nor did he think it meet, God be thanked for these rebels, they offend

To lay so dangerous and dear a trust none but the virtuous; I laud them, I praise

On any soul remov'd but on his own. them.

Yet doth he give us bold advertisement, P. Hen. Bardolph-

That with our small conjunction, we should on, Bard. My lord.

To see how fortune is dispos'd to us : P. Hen. Go bear this letter to lord John of For, as he writes, there is no quailing now : Lancaster,

Because the king is certaiuly possess'd My brother John this to my lord of Westmore or all our purposes. What say you to it? land.

Wor. Your father's sickness is a maim to is. Gu, Poins, to horse, to horse ; for thou and I

Hot. A perilous gash, a very limb lopp'd Have thirty miles to ride yet ere dinner time.--

oft :Jack,

And yet, in faith, 'tis not : his present want Meet me to-morrow i'the temple ball

Seems more than we shall find it :- Were it At two o'clock i'the afternoon :

good, There shalt thou know thy charge: and there re. To set the exact wealth of all our states ceive

All at one cast ? to set so rich a main Money, and order for their furniture,

On the nice hazard of one doubtful hour The land is burning ; Percy stands on high ;

It were not good : for therein should we read And either they, or we, inust lower tie. (Exeunt PRINCE, Poins, and BAR DOLPH.

The very list, the very utmost bound Fal. Rare words! brave world !--Hostess,

of all our fortunes.

Doug. 'Faith, and so we should !
Where t now remains a sweet reversion :
We may boldly spend upon the hope of what
Is to come in :
A comfort of retirement lives in this.

Hot. A rendezvous, a home to fly unto,

If that the devil and mischance look big

Upon the maidenhead of our affairs

Wor. But yet I would your father had been SCENE 1.The Rebel Camp rear Shrews.

here, bury.

The quality and hair of our attempt

Brooks no division : It will be thought Enter Hotspur, Worcester, and Dorglas.

By some, that know not why he is away, Hot. Weil said, my poble Scot: if speaking | That wisdom, loyalty, and mere dislike truth,

of our proceedings, kept the earl from hence; In this fine age, were not thought fattery,

And think, how such an apprehension Such attribution should the Douglas • bave, May turn the tide of fearful faction, As not a soldier of this season's stamp

And breed a kind of question in our cause : Should go so general current through the world. For well you know, we of the offering side By heaven, I cannot flatter; I defy

Must keep aloof from strict arbitrenient; The tongues of soothers ; but a braver place And stop all sigbt holes, every loop, from In my heart's love, hath no man than your

whence self ;

The eye of reason may pry in upon us :
Nay, task me to the word ; approve ine, lord. This absence of your father's draws a,
Doug. Thou art the king of honour :

That shews the ignorant a kind of fear
No man so potent breathes upon the ground, Before not dreamt of.
But I will beard + him.

Hot. You strain too far.
Hot. Do so, and 'tis well :

1, rather, of his absence make this use;

It lends a lustre, and more great opinion, Enter a MESSENGERS, with letters.

A larger dare to our great enterprise, W bat letters hast thou there?- can bui thank Than if the earl were here : for men must you.

think, Mess. These letters come from your fatser, if we, without his help, can make a head Hot. Letters from him ! why comes he not To push against the kingdom: with his help, bimself ?

We shall o'erturn it topsy-tmıvy down.-Mess. He caunot come, my lord; he's grievous Yet all goes well, yet all our joints are whole. sick.

Doug. As heart can think : there is not such a

word • This expression is applied by way of preeminence

Spoke of in Scotland, as this term of fear. to the head of the Douglas family. | Mect bim face to face.

+ Wheresse

El. Rare worcast ; come re my drum. uit.

• Line.


the coinage. Bid my lieutenant Peto meet me Hot. My cousin Vernon! welcome, by my

at the town's end. soul.

Bard. I will, captain : farewell. (Exit. Ver. Pray God, my news be worth a wel

Fal. If I be not ashamed of my soldiers, I

am a souced gurnet.. I have misused the king's conie, lord. The earl of Westmoreland, seven thousand strong,

press damnably. I have got, in exchange of a Is marching hitherwards; with bim, prince

hundred and fifty soldiers, three bundred and odd John.

pounds. I press me none but good householders, Hot. No harm : What more?

yeomen's sons : inquire me out contracted bache. Ver. And further, I have learn'd,

lors, such as had been asked twice on the bans ; The king himself in person is set forth,

such a commodity of warm slaves, as had as

lief hear the devil as a drum ; such as fear the Or hitherwards intended speedily, With strong and mighty preparation.

report of a caliver, t worse than a struck fowl, Hot. He shall be welcome too. Where is his

or a burt wild duck. I pressed me none but

such toasts and butter, with hearts in their son, The nimble-footed mad-cap prince of Wales,

bellies no bigger than pins' heads, and they And his comrades, that dati'd the world aside.

have bought out their services; and now my

whole charge consists of ancients, corporals, And bid it pass ? Ver. All furnish'd, all in arms,

lieutenants, gentlemen of companies, slaves as All plum'd like estridges that wing the wind ;

ragged as Lazarus in the painted cloth, where Bated like eagles having lately bath'd ; +

the glutton's dogs licked bis sores : and such Glittering in golden coats, like images ;

as, indeed, were never soldiers; but discarded As full of spirit as the month of May,

unjust serving-men, younger sons to younger And gorgeous as the son at midsummer ;

brothers, revolted tapsters, and ostlers tradeWanton as youthful goats, wild as young balls.

fallen; the cankers of a calm world, and a long

peace; ten times more dishonourably ragged I saw young Harry, with his beaver on, His cuisses I on his thigbs, gallantly arm'd,

than an old faced ancient :t and such have 1, to Rise from the ground like feather'd Mercury,

All up the rooms of them that have bought out And vaulted with such ease into his seat,

their services, that you would think that I had a As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds,

hundred and fifty tattered prodigals, lately come To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,

from swine-keeping, from eating draft and hasks. And witch the world with noble horsemanship.

A mad fellow met me on the way, and told me

I had unloaded all the gibbets, and pressed the Hot. No more, no more ; worse than the sun in March,

dead bodies. No eye hath seen such scare-crows. This praise doth nourish agues. Let them come

I'll not march through Coventry with them They come like sacrifices in their trim,

that's flat :-Nay, and the villains march wide And to the fire-ey'd maid of smoky war,

betwixt the legs, as if they had gyves on ; for,

indeed, I had the most of them out of prison. All hot, and bleeding, will we offer them : The mailed Mars shall on bis altar sit,

There's but a shirt and a balf in all my comUp to the ears in blood. I am on fire,

pany; and the half-shirt is two napkins, tacked To bear this rich reprisal is so tigh,

together, and thrown over the shoulders like a

berald's coat without sleeves; and the shirt, to And yet not our's :--Come, let me take my horse,

say the truth, stolen from my host at Saint Who is to bear me, like a thunderbolt,

Alban's, or the red nose inn-keeper of Daintry. I Against the bosom of the prince of Wales :

But that's all one; they'll find linen enough on Harry to Harry sball, hot horse to horse,

every hedge. Meet, and ne'er part, till one drop down al Enter Prince HENRY and WESTNOREcorse.

LAND. o that Glendower were come ! Ver. There is more news :

P. Hen. How now, blown Jack? how now, I learn'd in Worcester, as I rode along,

quilt? He cannot draw bis power this fourteen days.

Fal. What, Hal ? How now, mad wag? what

a devil dost thou in Warwickshire - My good Doug. That's the worst tidings that I hear of yet,

lord of Westnoreland, I cry you mercy; I Wor. Ay, by my faith, that bears a frosty

thought your bonour had already been at Shrews. sound.

bury. Hot. What may the king's whole battle reach

West. 'Faith, Sir John, 'tis more than time unto 1

that I were there, and you too, but my powers Ver. To thirty thousand.

are there already : The king, I can tell you, Hot. Forty let it be ;

looks for us all; we must away all night. My father and Glendower being both away,

Fal. Tut, never fear me; I am as vigilant as The powers of us may serve so great a day.

a cat to steal cream. Come, let us make a muster speedily :

P. Hen. I think to steal cream indeed ; for Doonisday is near; die all, die merrily.

thy theft hath already made thee butter. But Doug. Talk not of dying ; I am out of fear

tell me, Jack ; Whose fellows are these that of death, or death's hand, for this one half year.

come after ? [Exeunt.

· Ful. Mine, Hal, mine.

P. Hen. I did never see such pitiful rascals. SCENE II.-A Public Road near Coventry

Fal. Tut, tut ; good enough to toss ; food for

powder, food for powder; they'll fill a pit, as Enter FALSTAFF and BARDOLPH.

well as better : tusb, man, mortal men, mortal

men. Fal. Bardolpb, get thee berore to Coventry : 1 West. Ay, but, Sir John, methinks they are All me a bottle of sack: our soldiers shall exceeding poor and bare ; too beggarly. march through; we'll to Sutton-Colfield to Fal. 'Faith, for their poverty, I know not night.

where they had tbat: and for their bareness, I Bard. Will you give me money, captain ? am sure they never learned that of me. Fal. Lay out, lay out.

P. Hen. No, I'll be sworn ; unless you call Bard. This bottle makes an angel.

three fingers on the ribs, bare. But, sirrah Fal. An if it do, take it for thy labour; and make haste; Percy is already in the field. it make twenty, take them all, I'll answer Fal. What is the king encamped ?

• Dressed with Ostrich feathers.
+ Fresh as birds just washed.

• A fish.
i Standard.

+ Agun.

! Armour

| Fetiers,

| Daventry.

West. He is, Sir John ; I fear, we shall stay | Aud pardon absolute yourself, and these, too long.

Herein misted by your suggestion. Fal. Well,

Hot. The king is kind; and, well we know, To the latter end of a fray, and the beginning

the king of a feast,

Kuows at wbat time to promise, when to pay. Fits a dull figuter, and a keen guest.

My father, and my uncle, and myself,
'Ereunt. Did give him that same royalty be wears :

And, when he was not six and twenty strong. SCENE III.-The Rebel Camp near Shrews Sick in the world's regard, wretched and low, bury.

A poor unminded outlaw sneaking home,

My father gave him welcome to the shore : Enter Hotspur, Worcester, DOUGLAS, and And, when he heard bim swear, and vow to VERNON.


He came but to be duke of Lancaster, Hot. We'll fight with him to-night.

To sue his livery, and beg his peace; Wor. It may not be.

With tears of innocency, and terms of zeal,-Dong. You give him then advantage.

My father, in kind heart and pity mov'd, Ver. Not a wbit.

Swore him assistance, and perform'd it too. Hot. Why say you so ? looks he not for sup Now, wben the lords and barons of the realm ply 1

Perceiv'd Northumberland did lean to him. Ver. So do we.

The more and less + came in with cap and kuee ; Hot. His is certain, our's is doubtful.

Met bim in boroughs, cities, villages; Wor. Good cousin, be advis'd; stir not to

Attended him on bridges, stood in lanes, night.

Laid gifts before hiin, proffer'd him their oaths Ver. Do not, my lord.

Gave bim their heirs; as pages follow'd him, Doug. You do not counsel well;

Even at the heels, in golden multitudes. You speak it out of fear, and cold heart.

He presently, -as greatness knows itself,Ver. Do me no slander, Douglas : by my

Steps me a little higher than bis vow life,

Made to my father, while bis blood was poor, (And i dare well maintain it with my life,)

Upon the naked shore at Ravenspurg ; If well respected honour bid me on,

And now, forsooth, takes on him to reform I hold as little counsel with weak fear,

Some certain edicts, and some strait decrees, As you my lord, or any Scot that lives :

That lie too heavy on the commonwealth : Let it be seen to-morrow in the battle,

Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep Which of us fears.

Over his country's wrongs; and, by this face, Doug. Yea, or to-nigbt.

This seeming brow of justice, did he win Ver. Content.

The hearts of all that he did angle for. Hot. To-night, say' I.

Proceeded further; cut me off the heads Ver. Come, come, it may not be.

of all the favourites, and the absent king I wonder much, being men of such great lead

In deputation left behind him here, ing,

Wben he was personal in the Irish war. That you foresee not what impediments

Blunt. Tut, I came not to hear this. Drag back our expedition : Certain horse

Hot. Then, to the point. Of my cousin Vernon's are not yet come up :

In short time after, he deposed the king ; Your uncle Worcester's horse came butt

Soon after that, depriv'd him of his life; day;

And, in the neck of that, task'd the whole state : And now their pride and mettle is asleep,

To make that worse, suffer'd bis kinsman Their courage with hard labour tame and dull,

March That not a horse is half the half himself.

(Who is, if every owner were well plac'd, Hot. So are the horses of the enemy

Indeed his king) to be incag'd in Wales, In general, journey-bated, and brought low;

There without ransom to lie forfeited ; The better part of our's is full of rest.

Disgrac'd me in my happy victories ; Wor. The number of the king exceedeth

Sought to entrap me by intelligence; ours :

Rated my uncle from the council-board : For God's sake, cousin, stay till all come in.

In rage dismiss'd my father from the court; [The Trumpet sounas a parvey. Broke oath on oath, committed wrong on wrong: Enter Sir WALTER BLUNT.

And, in conclusion, drove us to seek out

This head of safety; and, withal, to pry Blunt. I come with gracious offers from the

Into his title, the which we find king,

Too indirect for long continuance. if you vouchsafe nie hearing and respect.

Blunt. Shall I return this answer to the Hot. Welcome, Sir Walter Blunt ; And 'would

king? to God,

Hot. Not so, Sir Walter ; we'll withdraw You were of our determination !

awhile. Some of us love you well; and even those some I Go to the king ; and let there be impawn'd Envy your great deserving, and good name;

Some surety for a safe return again, Because you are not of our quality, +

And in the morning early sball mine uncle But stand against us like an enemy.

Bring him our purposes ; and so farewell. Blunt. And God defend, but still I should

Blunt. I would you would accept of grace stand so,

and love. So long as, out of limit and true rule,

Hot. And, may be, so we shall. You stand against anointed majesty!

Blunt. 'Pray heaven, you do! (Ereunt. But, to my charge.-The king hath sent to know The nature of your griefs ; t and whereupon

SCENE IV.-York.- A Room in the ArchYou conjure from the breast of civil peace

bishop's house. Snch bold hostility, teaching this duteous land Audacious cruelty : If that the king

Enter the ARCHBISHOP OF YORK, and a GENHave any way your good deserts forgot,

TLEMAN. Which tie confesseth to be manifold,

Arch. Hie, good Sir Michael, bear this sealed He bids you name your griefs, and, with all

brief, speed,

With winged haste, to the lord marescbal ; You shall have your desires with interest; This to my cousin Scroop; and all the rest • Skill. + Fellowship.

• The delivery of bis lands. Grievances.

+ The greater and the less.

wberunt. Tut, the point:osed the life';

Hot. Then after, he at him of be whole state

teaching this au peace

Have Clous cruelty

, they shall be well wld such a flood of

Arch. Ppos d.

To whom they are directed : if you knew

1 And be no more an exhal'd meteur, How much they do import, you would make A prodigy of fear, and a portent haste.

or broached mischief to the unborn times? Gent. My good lord,

Wor. Hear me, my liege : I guess their tenor.

For mine own part, I could be well content Arch. Like enough, yon do.

To entertain the lag-end of my life To-morrow, good Sir Michael, is a day,

With quiet hours; for, I do protest, Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men

I have not sought the day of this dislike. Must 'bide the touch : For, Sir, at Shrewsbury, K. Hen. You have not sought for it! how As I am truly given to understand,

coines it then? The king, with mighty and quick-raised power, Fal. Rebellion lay in his way, and he found Meets with lord Harry: and I fear, Sir Mi

it. chael,

K. Hen. Peace, chewet, peace. What with the sickness of Northumberland,

Wor. It pleas'd your majesty to turn your (Whose power was in the first proportion,)

Jooks And what with Owen Glendower's absence, I or favour, from myself and all our house : thence,

And yet I must rememher you, my lord, (Who with them was a rated sinew too,

We were the first and dearest of your friends. And comes not in, o'er-rul'd by prophecies,) For you, my staff of office did I break I fear the power of Percy is too weak

In Richard's time ; and posted day and night To wage an instant trial with the king.

To meet you on the way, and kiss your hand, Gent. Why, good my lord, you need not fear ; When yet you were in place and in account there's Douglas,

Nothing so strong and fortunate as I. And Mortimer.

It was myself, my brother, and his son, Arch. No, Mortiuner's not there.

That brought you home, and boldly did outGent. But there is Mordake, Vernon, lord

dare, Harry Percy,

The dangers of the time : You swore to us,And there's my lord of Worcester; and a head | And you did swear that oath at Doncaster, of gallant warriors, 'noble gentlemen.

Tba. you did nothing purpose 'gainst the state ; Arch. And so there is : but yet the king hath Nor claim no further than your new-fall'u drawn,

right, The special head of all the land together ; The seat of Gaunt, dukedom of Lancaster : The prince of Wales, lord John of Lancaster, To this we swore our aid. But, in short space, The noble Westmoreland, and warlike Blunt ; It rain'd down fortune showering on your And many more corrivals, and dear men

head; of estimation and command in arms.

And such a flood of greatness fell on you, Gent. Doubt not, my lord, they shall be well What with our help; what with the absent

king; Arch. I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear; What with the injuries of a wanton time; And, to prevent the worst, Sir Michael, speed: The seeining sufferances that you had borbe; for, if lord Percy thrive not, ere the king And the contrarious winds, that held the king Dismiss his power, he means to visit us,-- So long in his unlucky Irish wars, For he hath heard of our confederacy,-

That all in England did repute him dead,-And 'tis but wisdom to make strong against And, from this swarm of fair advantages, him;

You took occasion to be quickly woo'd Therefore, make baste : I must go write again T o gripe the general sway into your hand : To other friends; and so farewell, Sir Michael. Forgot your oath to us at Doncaster;

(Ereunt severally. And, being fed by us, you us'd us so

As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird,
Useth the sparrow: did oppress our nest;
Grew by our feeding to so great a bulk,

That even our love durst not come near your
ACT v.


For fear of swallowing ; but with nimble wing SCENE 1.The King's Camp near Shrews.

We were enforc'd, for safety sake, to fly bury.

Out of your sight, and raise this present head: Enter King HENRY, Prince HENRY, Prince

Whereby we stand opposed by such means JOHN of Lancaster, Sir WLLTER BLUNT,

As you yourself have forg'd against yourself ; and Sir JOHN FALSTAFF.

By ankind usage, dangerous countenance,

And violation of all faith and troth
K. Hen. How bloodily the sun begins to peer Sworn to us in your younger enterprize.
Above yon busky + hill! the day looks pale

K. Hen. These things, indeed, you have artiAt his distemperature,

culated, P. Hen. The southern wind

Proclaim'd at market-crosses, read in churches; Doth play the trumpet to his purposes ;

To face the garment of rebellion And, by his hollow whistling in the leaves, With some fine colour, that may please the Foretells a tempest, and a blustering day.

суе K. Hen. Then with the Losers let it sym-or fickle changelings, and poor disconteuts, pathize;

Which gape, and rub the elbow, at the news For nothing can seem soul to those that win. of burlyburly innovation :

And never yet did insurrection want Trumpet.-Enter WORCESTER and VBRNON.

Such water-colours, to impaint his cause; How now, my lord of Worcester ? 'tis not well, Nor moody beggars, starving for a time 'That you and I should meet upon such terms of pell-mell havoc and confusion. As now we meet : You have deceiv'd our trust; LP. Hen. In both our armies, there s many And made us doff our easy robes of peace,

a soul To crush our old limbs in ungentle steel : Shull pay full dearly for this encounter, Tbis is not well, my lord, this is not well.

If once they join in trial. Tell your nephew, What say you to't I will you again unknit

The prince of Wales doth join with all the This churlish knot of all abhorred war?

world And move in that obedient orb again,

In praise of Henry Percy ; By my hopes, Where you would give a fair and natural light; | This present enterprize set off his head,

• A strength on which thy recko ed.

: Woods

• A chattering bird, a pie

Therefore, soome Offer of the king i say, 'tis 80.

I do not think a braver gentleman,

Interpretation will misquote our looks ; More active-valiant, or more valiant young, And we shall feed like oxen at a stall, More daring, or more bold, is now alive,

The better cherisb'd, still the nearer death. To giace this latter age with noble deeds.

My nephew's trespass may be well forgot, For my part, I may speak it to my shame, It hath the excuse of youth, and heat of blood; I have a truant been to chivalry ;

And an adopted nanie of privilege,And so, I hear, he doth account me too :

A bair-brain'd Hotspur, govern'd by a spleen : Yet tbis before my father's majesty,

All his offences live upon my head, I am content, that he shall take the odds

And on his father's ;-we did train him ou : of his great name and estimation ;

And, his corruption being ta'eu from us, And will, to save the blood on either side, We, as the spring of all, shall pay for all. Try fortune with bim in a single fight.

Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know, K. Hen. And, prince of Wales, so dare we in any case, the offer of the king. venture thee :

Ver. Deliver what you will, i'll say, 'tis so. Albeit, considerations infinite

Here comes your cousin. Do make against it :-No, good Worcester, no,

Enter Hotspur and Douglas; and Officers We love our people well; even those we love, That are misled upon your cousin's part:

and Soldiers, behind. And, will they take the offer of our grace,

Hot. My uncle is return'd :--Deliver up Both he, and they, and you, yea, every man My lord of Westmoreland.-Uncle, wbat news ? Shall be my friend again, and I'll be his :

Wor. The king will bid you battle presently. So tell your cousin, and bring me word

Doug. Defy him by the lord of WestmoreWhat he will do :-But if he will not yield,

land. Rebuke and dread correction wait on us,

Hot. Lord Douglas, go you and tell him so. And they shall do their office. So, be gone; Doug. Marry, and shall, and very willingly. We will not now be troubled with reply :

(Exit. We offer fair, take it advisedly.

Wor. There is no seeming mercy in the Éxeunt WORCESTER and VERNON.

king. P. Hen. "It will not be accepted, on my life : Hot. Did you beg any ? God forbid ! The Donglas and the Hotspur, both together Wor. I told him gently of our grievances, Are confident against the world in arms.

of his oath-breaking ; wbich he mended K. Hen. Hence, therefore, every leader to

thus, his charge ;

By now forswearing that he is forsworn : For, on their answer, will we set on them: He calls us rebels, traitors ; and will scourge And God befriend us, as our cause is just ! With baugbty arms this hateful uame in us. (Exeunt KING, BLUNT, and Prince John.

Re-enter DOUGLAS. Fal. Hal, if thou see me down in the battle, and bestride me so; 'tis a point of friend-1 Doug. Arm, gentlemen ; to arms! for I have sbip.

thrown P. Hen. Nothing but a Colossus can do thee A brave defiance in King Henry's teeth, that friendship. Say thy prayers, and fare- And Westmoreland, that was engaged, did well.

bear it : Fal. I would it were bed-time, Hal, and all which cannot choose bat bring him quickly on.

Wor. The prince of Wales stepp'd forth before P. Hen. Why, thou owest God a death. I the king,

(Exit. And nephew, challeng'd you to single fight. Fal. 'Tis pot due yet; I would be loath to Hot. O 'would the quarrel Jay upon our pay bim before his day. What need l be so


[day, forward with him that calls not on me? Well, And that no man might draw short breath to'tis no matter ; Honour pricks me on. Yea, but But I and Harry Monmouth! Tell me, tell me, how if bonour prick me off when I come on : How show'd his tasking! seem'd it in con. how then ? Can bonour set to a leg? No. Or an

tempt arm? No. Or take away the grief of a wound? Ver. No, by my soul; I never in my life No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then? No. Did hear a challenge urg'd more modestly, What is honour 1 a word. What is in that word. I Unless a brother should a brother dare honour? What is that honour? Air. A trim | To gentle exercise and proof of arms. reckoning K-Who hath it? He that died o' He gave you all the duties of a man ; Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he Trimm'd up your praises with a priucely hear it? No. Is it insensible then ? Yea, to the

tongue ; dead. But will it not live with the living ? Spoke your deservings like a chronicle ; No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it :-there- Making you ever better than his praise, fore I'll none of it: Honour is a mere scutcheon, By still dispraising praise, valued with you : and so ends my catechism.

Erit. And, which became him like a prince indeed,

He made a blushing cital of himself : SCENE II.-The Rebel Camp.--Enter WOR-And chid his truant youth with such a grace, CESTER and VERNON,

As if he master'd there a double spirit Wor. O no, my nephew must not know, of teaching and of learning, instantly, Sir Richard,

There did he pause : but let me tell the The liberal kind offer of the king.

world, Ver. "Twere best he did.

If he outlive the envy of this day, Wor. Then are we all undone.

England did never owe so sweet a hope, It is not possible, it cannot be,

So much misconstrued in bis wantonness. The king should keep his word in loving us : Hot, Cousin, I think thou art enamoured He will suspect us still, and find a time

Upon his follies; never did I bear To punisb this offence in other faults:

of any prince, so wild, at liberty :Suspicion shall be all stuck full of eyes :. But, be he as he will, yet once ere night For treason is but trusted like the fox;

I will embrace him with a soldier's arn), Who, ne'er so tame, so cherish'd, and lock's That he shall sbrink under my courtesy.

Arm, arm, with speed : And, fellows, soldiers, Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.

friends, Look how we can, or sad, or merrily,

Better consider what you have to do,

Than I, that have not well the gift of tongue, • 1: is common for the king to be here seated on al drum, and to rise at this line ; when Falstaff, who

Can lift your blood up with persuasion. is strangely placed bebind him, tumbles down, to creme a very ill-timed Bartholomew-fair laugh.

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