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risons between Macedon and Monmouth, that the situ. ations, look you, is both alike. There is a river in Macedon, there is also moreover a river at Monmoutb; it is callid Wye at Monmouth, but it is out of my prains, what is the name of the other river ; but it is all one, 'tis as like as my fingers to my fingers, and there is Salmons in both. If you mark Alexander's life well, Harry of Monmouth's life is come after it indifferent well, for there is figures in all things. Alexander, God knows and you know, in his rages, and his furies, and his wrachs, and his cholers, and his moods, and his displeasures, and his indignations, and also being a little intoxicates in bis prains, did in his ales and his angers, look you, kill his best friend Clytus.

Gow. Our King is not like him in that, he never kill'd any of his friends.

Flu. li is not weil done, mark you now, to take the tales out of my mouch, ere it is made and finish'd. I speak but in figures, and comparisons of it. As Alexander kill'd his friend Clytus, being in his ales and his cups ; so also Harry Monmouth, being in his right wits and his good judgments, turn'd away * the fac Knight with the great belly-doublet. He was full of jeits and gypes, and knaveries, and mocks; I have forgot his name. Gow. Sir John Falstaff.

Flu. That is he. I tell you, there is good men porn at Monmouth. Gow. Here comes his Majesty.

- SCENE XIV. Alarm. Enter King Henry, with Bourbon and ciber

prisoners ; Lords and Attendants. Flourish. K. Henry. I was not angry fince I came to France, Until this instant. Take a trumpet, herald,

I speak to kill'd his frien Monmouth, be

* The fal knight ] This is the party with him, and has continued jast time that Falsaf can make his memory as long as he could. Sport. The poet was loath to

Ride thou unto the horsemen on yon hill.
If they will fight with us, bid them come down,
Or void the field, they do oflend our sight;
If they'll do neither, we will come to them ;
And make them sker away, as swift as stones
Enforced froin the old Arian lings :
* Besides, we'll cut the throats of those we have ;
And not a man of them, that we shall take,
Shall taste our mercy. Go, and tell them fo.

Enter Mountjoy.
Exe. Here comes the herald of the French, my

Glou. His eyes are humbler than they us'd to be.
K. Henry. How now, what means their herald ?

Know'st thou not, That I have fin'd chefe bones of mine for ransom ? · Com'ít chou again for ransom?

Mount. No, great King:
I come to thee for charitable licence
That we may wander o'er this bloody field,
To book our dead, and then to bury them ;
To sort our nobles from our common men ;
For many of our Princes, woe the while !.
Lie drown'd, and foak'd in mercenary bicod;
So do our vulgar drench their peasant limbs
In blood of Princes, while their wounded steeds
Fret fet-lock deep in gore, and with wild rage
Yerk out their armed heels at their dead malters,

Com'onave finan, thoun

* Befides, we'll cut the throals, place these lines at the beginning &c.] The king is in a very bloody of the twelfth scene, the ablurdifpofition. He has already cut dity will be removed, and the the throais of his prisoners, and action will proceed in a regular threatens now to cut them again. series. This transposicion migno No hafte of composition could easily happen in copies written produce such negligence; neither for the players. Yet it must not was this play, which is the second be concealed, that in the imperdraught of ihe same delign, writ- fect play of 1608 the order of ten in halte. There must be some the Icenes is the same as here. dislocation of the scenes. If we


Killing them twice. O, give us leave, great King,

To view the field in safety, and dispose
Of their dead bodies.

K. Henry. I tell thee truly, herald,
I know not, if the day be ours or no ;
For yet a many of your horsemen peer,
And gallop o'er the field.

Mount. The day is yours.
K. Henry. Praised be God, and not our strength,

for it!
What is this castle callid, that stands hard by ?

Mount. They call it Agincourt.

K. Henry. Then call we this the field of Agincourt, Fought on the day of Crispin Crifpianus.

Flu. Your grandfather of famous memory, an's please your Majesty, and your great uncle Edward the plack Prince of Wales, as I have read in the chronicles, fought a most prave parcle here in France.

K. Henry. They did, Fluellen.

Flu. Your Majesty says very true. If your Majesties is remember'd of it, the Welshmen did good service in a garden where Leeks did grow, wearing Lecks in their Monmouth caps, which your Majesty knows to this hour is an honourable padge of che service ; and I do believe your Majesty takes no scorn to wear the Leek upon St. Tavee's day.

K. Henry. I wear it for a memorable honour : For I am Weib, you know, good countryman.

Flu. Allthe water in W/ye cannot wash your Majesty's Well plood out of your pody, I can tell you that ; God pless and preserve it, as long as it pleases his grace and his majesty too.

K. Henry. Thanks, good my countryman.

Flu. By Jeshu, I am your Majesty's countryman, I care not who know it ; I will confefs it to all the orld ; I need not be ashamed of your Majesty, praised be God, so long as your Majesty is an honest man. K. Henry. God keep me so !


aring Leeksinih!

hour is an haps, which your m

Enter Williams. Our hearlds go with him.

[Exeunt Heralds, with Mountjoy. Bring me just notice of the nunibers dead On both our parts Call yonder fellow hither.

sc E N E XV. Exe. Soldier, you must come to the King.

K. Henry. Soldier, why wear'lt thou that glove in thy cap ?

Will. A’nt please your Majesty, 'tis the gage of one that I should fight withål, if he be alive.

K. Henry. An Englisonian?

Will. An't please your Majesty, a rascal that swagger'd with me last night ; who, if alive, and if ever he dare to challenge this glove, I have sworn to take him a box o'th' ear; or if I can see my glove in his cap, which he swore as he was a soldier he would wear, if alive, I will strike it out foundly.

K. Henry. What think you, captain Fluellen, is it fit this soldier keep his oath ?

Flu. He is a craven and a villain else, an'o please your Majesty, in my conscience.

K. Henry. Ic may be, his enemy is a gentleman of * great fort, t quite from the answer of his degree.

Flu. Though he be as good a gentleman as the de. vil is, as Lucifer and Belzebub himself, ic is necessary, look your Grace, that he keep his vow and his oath. If he be perjur'd, see you now,' his reputation is as arrant a villain and a jacksawce, as eyer his black shoe trod upon God's ground and his earch, in my conscience law.

K. Henry. Then keep thy vow, sirrah, when thou meet'st the fellow.

Will. So I will, my Liege, as I live.

* Great fort.] High rank. So degree.] A man of such Nation as in the ballad of Jane Shore, is not bound to hazard his person

Lords and ladies of great fort. in answer to a challenge from one t Quite from the answer of his of the soldier's low degree.

K. Henry.

K. Henry. Who serv'it thou under ?
Will. Under captain Gower, my Liege.

Flu. Gower is a good captain, and is good know. ledge and literature in the wars.

K. Henry. Call him hither to me, soldier.
Will. I will, my Liege.

[Exit. K. Henry. Here, Fluellen, wear thou this favour for me, and stick it in thy cap. When Alanson and myfelf were down together, I pluck'd this glove from his helm ; if any man challenge this, he is a friend to Alanson and an enemy to our person ; if thou encounter any such, apprehend him if thou dost love me.

Flu. Your Grace does me as great honours as can be desir'd in the hearts of his subjects, I would fain see the man, that has but two legs, that shall find himself agriev'd at this glove; that is all; but I would fain see it once, an please God of his grace chat I might see.

K. Henry. Know'lt thou Gower ?
Flu. He is my dear friend, and please you..

K. Henry. Pray thee, go seek him, and bring him to my tent. Flu. I will fetch him.

[Exit. K. Henry, My Lord of Warwick and my brother

Glossier, Follow Fluelien clofely at the heels : The glove, which I have given him for a favour, May, haply, purchase him a box o'th' ear. It is the soldier's ; I by bargain should Wear it myself. Follow, good cousin Warwick : If that the soldier strike him, as, I judge By his blunt bearing, he will keep his word ; Some sudden mischief may arise of it: For I do know Fluelle17 valiant, And, touch'd with choler, hot as gun.powder ; And quickly he'll return an injury. Follow; and see, there be no harm between them. Come you with us, uncle of Exeter. [Exeunt.

of Exeter.


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