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Therefore, I say, 'tis meet we all go forth,
Con. O peace, Prince Dauphin!
Dau. Well, 'tis not so, my Lord high Constable, But tho' we think it so, is no matter. 4 You are too much mistaken in deep jealousy of his son's aspiring
this King : &c.] This part superior genius. Therefore, to is much enlarged since the first prevent all umbrage, the prince writing
Pope. withdrew from publick affairs, * How modeft in exception--] and amused himself in confortHow diffident and decent in ing with a diffolute crew of robmaking objections.
bers. It seems to me, that Sbakes Were but the out-side of the Jpeare was ignorant of this citRoman Brutus.] Shakespeare not cumstance when he wrote the having given us, in the first or two parts of Henry IV. for it second part of Henry IV, or in might have been so managed as any other place but this, the re: to have given new beauties to motest hint of the circumstance the character of Hal, and great here alluded to, the comparison improvements to the plot. And must needs be a little obscure to with regard to these matters, those who don't know or reflect Shakespeare generally tells us all that some historians have told us, he knew, and as soon as he knew that Henry IV, had entertain'da it.
In causes of defence, 'tis best to weigh
Fr. King. Think we King Harry strong ; - And, Princes, look you strongly arm to meet him,
The kindred of him hath been felh'd upon us,
Enter a Messenger.
6 That HAUNTED us] We fire, on mountain standing;] We Thould assuredly read HUNTED : should read, MOUNTING, ambiThe integrity of the metaphor tious, aspiring. WARBURTON. requires it. So, soon after, the 8 Up in the air, crown'd with king says again,
The golden Jun,] A nonsensiYou see this Chale is hotly fol. cal line of some player. lowed. WARBURTON.
WARBURTON. The emendation weakens the And why of a player ? There passage. To haunt is a word of is yet no proof that the players the utmost horrour, which shews have interpolated a line. tliat they dreaded the English as 9 The fate of him.] His fate goblins and spirits.
s what is allotted him by destiny, 3 While that his MOUNTAIN or what he is fated to perform. Vol. IV,
· Fr. King. We'll give them prefent audience. Go,
and bring them. - You see, this chase is hotly follow'd, friends.
Dau. Turn head, and stop pursuit ; for coward dogs Most * spend their mouths, when, what they seem to
SCEN È VI.
Fr. King. From our brother England ?
Exe. From him ; and thus he greets your Majesty. He wills you in the name of God Almighty, That you divest yourself, and lay apart The borrow'd glories that, by gift of heaven, By law of nature and of nations, long To him and to his heirs ; namely, the Crown, And all the wide-stretch'd honours, that pertain By custom and the ordinance of times, Unto the Crown of France. That you may know, 'Tis no finifter nor no aukward claim, Pick'd from the worm-holes of long. vanilh'd days, Nor from the dust of old oblivion rak'a, He sends you this most memorable Line, In every branch truly demonstrative,
[Gives the French King a Paper. Willing you overlook this pedigree ; And when you find him evenly deriv’d From his most fam'd of famous ancestors,
* Spend their mouth's,] That nealogy ; this deduction of his is bark ; che sportsman's term. lineage.
* Memorable Line.] This ge:
Edward the Third; he bids you then relign
Fr. King. Or else what follows ?
Exe. Bloody constraint ; for if you hide the Crown Ev’n in your hearts, there will he rake for it. And therefore in fierce tempeft is he coming, In thunder, and in earthquake, like a Jove, That, if requiring fail, he may compel. He bids you, in the bowels of the Lord, Deliver up the Crown; and to take mercy On the poor souls for whom this hungry war Opens kis vafty jaws ; upon your head Turning the widows' tears, the orphans'cries, * The dead mens' blood, the pining maidens' groans, For husbands, fathers, and betrothed lovers, That shall be swallow'd in this controversy. This is his claim, his threatning, and my message; Unless the Dauphin be in presence here, To whom expreny I bring Greeting too.
Fr. King. For us, we will consider of this further. To-morrow shall you bear our full intent Back to our brother England.
Dau. For the Dauphin, I stand here for him; what to him from England ?
Exe. Scorn and defiance, night regard, contempt, And any thing that may not mil-become The mighty fender, doth he prize you at. Thus says my King; and if your father's Highness Do not, in grant of all demands at large, • Sweeten the bitter nock you sent his Majesty; He'll call you to so hot an answer for it, That caves and womby vaultages of France
we matching to his oth those Paris Deos Thake for its
2 Shall hide your trespass, and return your mock
Dau. Say, if my father render fair reply
Exe. He'll make your Paris Louvre · shake for it,
[Flourish. Exe. Dispatch us with all speed, left that our King Come here himself to question our delay; For he is footed in this Jand already. ! Fr. King. You shall be soon dispatch'd with fair
·conditions. A night is but small breath, and little pause, To answer matters of this consequence. [Excunt.
ACT III. SCENE I.
Enter CHORU S. Chorus. THUS with imagin'd wing our swift scene
flies, In motion of no less celerity Than that of thougát. Suppose, that you have seen
2 Shall hide your trespass, -] the authors of this insult shall Mr. Pope rightly corrected it, fly to caves for refuge. Skall CHIDE
3 - Paris Louvre) This paWARBURTON. lace was, I think, not built in I doubt whether it be rightly those times. corrected. The meaning is, that