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Let God for ever keep it from my head, Where is my lord of Warwick ?
And make me as the poorest vassal is,

P. Hen.

My lord of Warwick! That doth with awe and terror kneel to it! K. Hen. Doth any name particular belong K. Hen. O my son,

Unto the lodging where I first did swoon? God put it in thy mind to take it hence,

War. 'Tis call'd Jerusalem, my noble lord. That thou might'st win the more thy father's P. Hen. Laud be to God !--even there my Pleading so wisely in excuse of it. [love, life must end. Come hither, Harry, sit thou by my bed ; It hath been prophesied to me many years, And hear, I think, the very latest counsel I should not die but in Jerusalem ; That ever I shall breathe. God knows, my son, Which vainly I suppos'd the Holy Land :By what by-paths and indirect crook'd ways, But bear me to that chamber; there I'll lie; I met this crown ; and I myself know well In that Jerusalem shall Harry die. [Exeunt. How troublesome it sat upon my head : To thee it shall descend with better quiet, Better opinion, better confirmation ; For all the soil of the achievement goes

ACT V. With me into the earth. It seem'd in me,

SCENE 1.-Glostershire. A Hall in But as an honour snatch'd with boist'rous

Shallow's House.
And I had many living to upbraid [hand ;
My gain of it by their assistances ;

Enter Shallow, Falstaff, Bardolph, and Page.
Which daily grew to quarrel, and to bloodshed, Shal. By cock and pie, sir, you shall not
Wounding supposed peace; all these bold fears, away to-night.-What, Davy, I say!
Thou seest, with peril I have answered ;

Fal. You must excuse me, master Robert For all my reign hath been but as a scene

Shallow. Acting that argument: and now my death Shal. I will not excuse you ; you shall not Changes the mode ; for what in me was pur- be excused ; excuses shall not be admitted ; Falls upon thee in a more fairer sort ; [chas'd, there is no excuse shall serve ; you shall not So thou the garment wear'st successively. be excused.--Why, Davy! Yet, though thou stand'st more sure than I

Enter Davy. could do,

[green ; Davy. Here, sir. Thou art not firm enough, since griefs are Shal. Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy,--let me And all thy friends, which thou must make see, Davy ; let me see, Davy ;-let me see :thy friends,

yea, marry, William cook, bid him come Have but their stings and teeth newly ta'en out; hither.—Sir John, you shall not be excused. By whose fell working I was first advanc'd, Davy. Marry, sir, thus; those precepts canAnd by whose power I well might lodge a fear not be served : and again, sir,--shall we sow To be again displac'd : which to avoid, the headland with wheat ? I cut them off; and had a purpose now

Shal. With red wheat, Davy. But for To lead out many to the Holy Land,

William cook :-are there no young pigeons? Lest rest, and lying still, might make them look Davy. Yes, sir.-Here is, now, the smith's Too near unto my state. Therefore, my Harry, note for shoeing, and plough irons. Be it thy course to busy giddy minds

Shal. Let it be cast, and paid.—Sir John, With foreign quarrels; that action, hence you shall not be excused. borne out,

Davy. Now, sir, a new link to the bucket May waste the memory of the former days. must needs be had :-and, sir, do you mean to More would I, but my lungs are wasted so, stop any of William's wages, about the sack he That strength of speech is utterly denied me. lost the other day at Hinckley fair? How I came by the crown, O God, forgive ! Shal. He shall answer it. --Some pigeons, And grant it may with thee in true peace live! Davy ; a couple of short-legged hens, a joint P. Hen. My gracious liege,

of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws, You won it, wore it, kept it, gave it me; tell William cook.

[sir ? Then plain and right must my possession he : Davy. Doth the man of war stay all night, Which I, with more than with a common pain, Shal. Yea, Davy. I will use him well: a 'Gainst all the world will rightfully maintain. friend i' the court is better than a penny in Enter Prince John of Lancaster, Warwick, purse. Use his men well, Davy ; for they are Lords, and others.

arrant knaves, and will backbite. K. Hen. Look, look, here comes my John Davy. No worse than they are back-bitten, of Lancaster.

sir ; for they have marvellous foul linen. P. John. Health, peace, and happiness to Shal. Well conceited, Davy. About the

my royal father! (peace, son John : business, Davy. K. Hen. Thou bring'st me happiness and Davy. I beseech you, sir, to countenance But health, alack, with youthful wings is flown William Visor of Wincot against Clement From this bare wither'd trunk: upon thy sight, Perkes of the hill. My worldly business makes a period.

Shal. There are many complaints, Davy, against that Visor : that Visor is an arrant Ch. Just. How doth the king ? (all ended. knave, on my knowledge.

War. Exceeding well ; his cares are now Davy. I grant your worship, that he is a Ch. Just. I hope, not dead. knave, sir ; but yet, God forbid, sir, but a War. His walk'd the way of nature; knave should have some countenance at his And to our purposes he lives no more. friend's request. An honest man, sir, is able Ch. Just. I would his majesty had call'd to speak for himself, when a knave is not.

me with him : have served your worship truly, sir, this eight The service that I truly did his life, years; and if I cannot once or twice in a Hath left me open to all injuries. quarter bear out a knave against an honest War. Indeed, I think the young king loves man, I have but a very little credit with your

you not.

(myself, Forship. The knave is mine honest friend, Ch. Just. I know he doth not; and do arm sir; therefore, I beseech your worship, let To welcome the condition of the time ; him be countenanced.

Which cannot look more hideously upon me Shal. Go to; I say, he shall have no wrong. Than I have drawn it in my fantasy. Look about, Davy. (Exit Davy.) Where Enter Prince John, Prince Humphrey, are you, Sir Jolin? Come, come, come, off Clarence, Westmoreland, and others. with your boots.--Give me your hand, Master War. Here come the heavy issue of dead Bardolph.

Harry : Bard. I am glad to see your worship. O! that the living Harry had the temper

Shal. I thank thee with all my heart, kind of him, the worst of these three gentlemen ! master Bardolph : [To the Page.] and wel- How many nobles then should hold their places, come, my tall fellow. Come, Sir John. That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort !

Fal. I'll follow you, good master Robert Ch. Just. O God! I fear, all will be overShallow. (Exit Shallow.] Bardolph, look to turn'd!

(good morrow. our horses. [Exeunt Bardolph and Page.] If P. John. Good morrow, cousin Warwick, I were sawed into quantities, I should make P. Humph. Cla. Good morrow, cousin. four dozen of such bearded hermit's staves as P. John. We meet like men that had forgot master Shallow. It is a wonderful thing, to to speak. sce the semblable coherence of his men's spirits War. We do remember ; but cur argument and his : they, by observing him, do bear Is all too heavy to admit much talk. themselves like foolish justices ; he, by con- P. John. Weil, peace be with him that hath versing with them, is turned into a justice-like made us heavy!

[heavier ! serving-man: their spirits are so married in Ch. Just. Peace be with us, lest we be conjunction with the participation of society, P. Humph. O, good my lord, you have lost that they flock together in consent, like so a friend, indeed : many wild-geese. If I had a suit to master And I dare swear, you borrow not that face Shallow, I would humour his men with the Of seeming sorrow ; it is sure your own. imputation of being near their master: if to P. John. Though no man be assur'd what his men, I would curry with master Shallow,

grace to find, that no man could better command his serv- You stand in coldest expectation : ants.

It is certain, that either wise bearing, I am the sorrier ; would 'twere otherwise. or ignorant carriage, is caught, as men take Cla. Well, you must now speak Sir John diseases, one of another: therefore, let men take

Falstaff fair ; heed of their company. I will devise matter Which swims against your stream of quality. enough out of this Shallow, to keep prince Ch. Just. Sweet princes, what I did, I did Harry in continual laughter the wearing out in honour, of six passions, (which is four terms, or two Led by the impartial conduct of my soul ; actions.) and he shall laugh without interval. And never shall you see that I will beg lams. O, it is much, that a lie with a slight A ragged and forestall'd remission. cath, and a jest with a sad brow, will do with If truth and upright innocency fail me, a fellow that never had the ache in his should- I'll to the king, my master, that is dead, ers! O, you shall see him laugh, till his face And tell him who hath sent me after him. be like a wet cloak ill laid up!

War. Here comes the prince. Shal. (Within.] Sir John !

Enter King Henry V. Ful. I come, master Shallow; I come, Ch. Just. Good morrow, and God save master Shallow. [Exit. your majesty!


King. This new and gorgeous garmient, SCENE II.-Westminster. An Apartment in Sits not so easy on me as you think. the Palace.

Brothers, you mix your sadness with some fear: Enter Warwick and the Lord Chief Justice. This is the English, not the Turkish court ;

Not Amurath an Amurath succeeds, War. How now, my lord chief justice ! But Harry Harry. Yet be sad, good brothers, whither away?

For, to speak truth, it very well becomes you :


Sorrow so royally in you appears,

So shall I live to speak my father's words :That I will deeply put the fashion on, Happy am I, that have a man so bold, And wear it in my heart : why, then, be sad ; That dares do justice on my proper, son ; But entertain no more of it, good brothers, And not less happy, having such a son, Than a joint burden laid upon us all.

That would deliver up his greatness so For me, by heaven, I bid you be assur'd, Into the hands of justice."-You did commit me: I'll be your father and your brother too ; For which, I do commit into your hand Let me but bear your love, I'll bear your cares: The unstain'd sword that you have used to Yet weep that Harry's dead, and so will I ;


sal But Harry lives that shall convert those tears, With this remembrance,--that you use the By number, into hours of happiness. With the like bold, just, and impartial spirit, P. John, &c. We hope no other from your As you have done 'gainst me. There is my majesty.

You shall be as a father to my youth : (hand. King. You all look strangely on me :-[70 My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine

the Chief Justice. and you most : And I will stoop and humble my intents (eari You are, I think, assur'd I love you not. To your well-practis'd wise directions. – Ch. Just. I am assur'd, if í be measurd And, princes all, believe me, I beseech you;rightly,

My father is gone wild into his grave,
Your majesty hath no just cause to hate me. For in his tomb lie my affections ;
King. No!

And with his spirit sadly I survive,
How might a prince of my great hopes forget To mock the expectation of the world,
So great indignities you laid upon me? To frustrate prophecies, and to raze out
What! rate, rebuke, and roughly send to Rotten opinion, who hath writ me down

(easy? After my seeming. The tide of blood in me The immediate heir of England! Was this Hath proudly flow'd in vanity till now : May this be wash'd in Lethe, and forgotten? Now doth it turn, and ebb back to the sea, Ch. Just. I then did use the person of your Where it shall mingle with the state of floods, father,

And flow henceforth in formal majesty. The image of his power lay then in me: Now call we our high court of parliament, And, in the administration of his law,

And let us choose such limbs of noble counsei, Whiles I was busy for the commonwealth, That the great body of our state may go Your highness pleased to forget my place, In equal rank with the best-govern'd nation ; The majesty and power of law and justice, That war or peace, or both at once, may be The image of the king whom I presented, As things acquainted and familiar to us ;And struck me in my very seat of judgment; In which you, father [To the Lord Chief JustWhereon, as an offender to your father,

ice.) shall have foremost hand. I gave bold way to my authority,

Our coronation done, we will accite, And did commit you.

If the deed were ill, As I before remember'd, all our state: Be you contented, wearing now the garland, And (God consigning to my good intents,) To have a son set your decrees at nought ; No prince, nor peer, shall have just cause to say, To pluck down justice from your awful bench; God shorten Harry's happy life one day. To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword

(Éxcurl. That guards the peace and safety of your SCENE III.-Glostershire. The Garden of person :

Shallow's House.
Nay, more; to spurn at your most royal image,
And mock your workings in a second body.

Enter Falstaff, Shallow, Silence, Bardolph, Question your royal thoughts, make the case

the Page, and Davy. yours ;

Shal. Nay, you shall see mine orchard ; Be now the father, and propose a son ; where, in an arbour, we will eat a last year's Hear your own dignity so much profan'd, pippin of my own graffing, with a dish of See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted, caraways, and so-forth : Behold yourself so by a son disdain'd : Silence and then to bed. And then imagine me taking your part,

Fal. 'Fore Godyou have here a goodly And, in your power, soft silencing your son: dwelling, and a rich. After this cold considerance, sentence me ; Shal. Barren, barren, barren ; beggars all, And, as you are a king, speak in your state, beggars all, Sir John :--marry, good air.What I have done that misbecame my place, Spread, Davy; spread, Davy: well said, Davy. My person, or my liege's sov'reignty.

Fal. This Davy serves you for good uses i King. You are right, justice, and you weigh he is your serving-man, and your husband. this well :

Shal. A good varlet, a good varlet, a very Therefore still bear the balance, and the sword: good varlet, Sir John.-By the mass, I have And I do wish your honours may increase,

drunk too much sack at supper :-A good Till you do live to see a son of mine

varlet. Now sit down, now sit down :- come, Offend you, and obey you, as I did.


come, cousin

Sil. Ah, sirrah! quotha, -we shall

Shal. Why, there spoke a king. Lack no

[Singing. thing: be merry. [Knocking heard. Look Do nothing but eat, and make good cheer, who's at door there. Ho! who knocks ? And praise heaven for the merry year :

[Exit Davy When flesh is cheap and females dear, Fal. (To Silence, who drinks a bumper.] And lusty lads roam here and there Why, now you have done me right. So merrily,

Sil. (Singing.) And ever among so merrily.

Do me right, Fal. There's a merry heart !-Good master

And dub me knight : Silence, I'll give you a health for that, anon.

Samingo. Shal. Give master Bardolph some wine, Is't not so? Fal. 'Tis so. Dary,

Sil. Is't so? Why, then, say an old man Davy. (To Bardolph, and pointing to a can do somewhat. side-lable. Sweet sir, sit ; I'll be with you

Re-enter Davy. adon ; most sweet sir, sit.--Master page, good Davy. An't please your worship, there's one master page, sit. Proface! What you want Pistol come from the court with news. in meat, we'll have in drink : but you must Fal. From the court ? let him come in. Lear ;-the heart's all.

[Exit. [Enter Pistol.] How now, Pistol ! Shal. Be merry, master Bardolph ;-and my Pist. God save you, Sir John ! little soldier there, be merry.

Fal. What wind blew you hither, Pistol ? Sil. (Singing:]

Pist. Not the ill-wind which blows no man Be merry, be merry, my wife has all ; to good. Sweet knight, thou art now one of For women are shrews, both short and tall: the greatest men in the realm. 'Tis merry in hall when beards wag all, Sil. By'r lady, I think he be, but goodman

And welcome merry shrove-tide. Puff of Barson. Pist. Puff? Be merry, be merry, Sc.

Puffin thy teeth, niost recreant coward base! Fal. I did not think niaster Silence had Sir John, I am thy Pistol, and thy friend, been a man of this mettle.

And helter-skelter have I rode to thee ; Sil. Who, I? I have been merry twice and And tidings do I bring, and lucky joys, once, ere now.

And golden times, and happy news of price. Re-enter Davy.

Fal. I prythee now, deliver them like a man Davy. There is a dish of leather-coats for of this world.

(base! you.

(Setting them before Bardolphı. Pist. A foutra for the world, and worldings Shal. Davy,--

I speak of Africa, and golden joys. [news? Davy. Your worship ?-[70 Bardolph.) I'll Fal. O base Assyrian knight, what is thy be with you straight.-[To Shallow.] A cup Let king Cophetua kvow the truth thereof. of wine, sir ?

Sil. [Singing.) Sil. (Singing.]

And Robin Hood, Scarlet, and John. A cup of wine, that's brisk and fine, Pist. Shall dunghill curs confront the HeliAnd drink unto the leman mine ; And shall good news be baffled ? [cons ?

And a merry heart lives long-a. Then, Pistol, lay thy head in Furies' lap. Fal. Well said, master Silence.

Shal. Honest gentleman, I know not your Sil. And we shall be merry ;---now comes in breeding. the sweet of the night.

Pist. Why, then, lament, therefore. Fal. Health and long life to you, master Shal. Give me pardon :--If, sir, you come Silence.

with news from the court, I take it there is but Sil. (Singing.)

two ways, -either to utter them, or to conceal Fill the cup, and let it come ;

them. I am, sir, under the king, in some I'll pledge you a mile to the bottom. authority. Shal. Honest Bardolph, welcome : if thou Pist. Under which king, Bezonian ? speak, #antest anything, and wilt not call, beshrew Shal. Under king Harry.

(or die. thy heart.-Welcome, my little tiny thief; Pist.

Harry the fourth? or fifth ? and welcome, indeed, too.-I'll drink to mas- Shal. Harry the fourth. ter Bardolph, and to all the cavaleroes about Pist.

A foutra for thine office London.

Sir John, thy tender lambkin now is king : Dery. I hope to see London once ere I die. Harry the fifth's the man. I speak the truth : Bard. An I might see you there, Davy,- When Pistol lies, do this ; and fig me, like Shal. By the mass, you'll crack a quart to- The bragging Spaniard. gether,-ha! will you not, master Bardolph? Fal. What ! is the old king dead ? (just. Bard. Yea, sir, in a pottle-pot.

Pist. As nail in door : the things I speak are Shal. I thank thee :-the knave will stick Fal. Away, Bardolph ! saddle my horse. by thee, I can assure thee that: he will not Master Robert Shallow, choose what office out; be is true bred.

thou wilt in the land, 'tis thine.- Pistol, I will Burd. And I'll stick by him, sir.

I double-charge thee with dignities.

Let us

Bird. O joyful day!--I would not take a SCENE V.-A public Place near Westminster knighthood for my fortune.

Pist. What, I do bring good news?
Fal. Carry master Silence to bed.-Master

Enter two Grooms, strewing rushes. Shallow, my lord Shallow, be what thou wilt ; I Groom. More rushes, more rushes. I am fortune's steward. Get on thy boots : 2 Groom. The trumpets have sounded twice. we'll ride all night.-0 sweet Pistol !-Away, I Groom. It will be two o'clock ere they Bardolph !--[Exit Bard.] Come, Pistol, utter come from the coronation : despatclı, despatch. more to me ; and, withal, devise something to

[Exiunt Grooms. do thyself good. Boot, boot, Master Shallow : Enter Falstaff, Shallow, Pistol, Bardolph, I know the young king is sick for me.

and Page. take any man's horses; the laws of England Fal. Stand here by me, master Robert Shalare at my comniandment. Happy are they low ; I will make the king do you grace: I which have been my friends; and woe unto will leer upon him, as he comes by ; and do my lord chief justice!

but mark the countenance he will give me. Pist. Let vultures vile seize on his lungs Pist. God bless thy lungs, good knight! also !

Fal. Come here, Pistol ; stand behind me. Where is the life that late I led ?" say they : 1-[70 Shallow.] O, if I had had time to have Why, liere it is ;-- Welcome these pleasant made new liveries, I would have bestowed the days!

[Exeunt. thousand pound I borrowed of you. But tis SCENE IV.-London. A Street.

no matter ; this poor show doth better : this

doth infer the zeal I had to see him. Enter Beadles, dragging in Hostess Quickly Shal. It doth so. and Doll Tear-sheet.

Fal. It shows my earnestness of affection. Host. No, thou arrant knave; I would to Shal. It doth so. Fal. My devotion, God I might die, that I might have thee Shal. It doth, it doth, it doth. hanged ; thou hast drawn my shoulder out of Fal. As it were, to ride day and night; and joint.

not to deliberate, not to remember, not to have i Bead. The constables have delivered her patience to shift me. over to me; and she shall have whipping-cheer Shal. It is most certain. enough, I warrant her : there hath been a man Fal. But to stand stained with travel, and or two lately killed about her.

sweating with desire to see him ; thinking of Dol. Nut-hook, nut-hook, you lie. Come nothing else, putting all affairs else in oblivion, on; I'll tell thee what, thou damned tripe- as if there were nothing else to be done but to visaged rascal, an the child I now go with do see him. miscarry, thou hadst better thou hadst struck Pist. 'Tis semper idem, for absque hoc nihil thy mother, thou paper-faced villain.

'Tis all in every part. Host. O the Lord, that Sir John would Shul 'Tis so, indeed. come! he would make this a bloody day to Pist. My knight, I will inflame thy noble somebody. But I pray God the fruit of her And make thee rage.

[liver, womb miscarry.

Thy Doll, and Helen of thy noble thoughts, i Bead. If it do, you shall have a dozen of Is in base durance, and contagious prison ; cushions again ; you have but eleven now. Haul'd thither Come, I charge you both go with me; for the By most mechanical and dirty hand :man is dead, that you and Pistol beat among Rouse up revenge from ebon den with fell you.

Alecto's snake, Dol. I'll tell thee what, thou thin man in a For Doll is in : Pistol speaks nought but truth. censer, I will have you as soundly swinged for Fal. I will deliver her. this, you blue-bottle rogue! you filthy fam

[Shouts within and trumpets sound. islied correctioner! if you be not swinged, I'll Pist. There roar'd the sea, and trumpetforswear half-kirtles,

clangor sounds. I Bead. Come, come, you she knight-errant, Enter the King and his train, the Chief

Justice among them. Host. O, that right should thus overcome Fal. God save thy grace, king Hal! my might! Well, of sufferance comes ease.

royal Hal.

most royal imp of fame! Dol. Come, you rogue, come; bring me to Pist. "The heavens the guard and keep, justice.

Fal. God save thee, my sweet boy! Host. Ay, come, you starved blood-hound ! K'ing. My lord chief justice, speak to that Dol. Goodman death! goodman bones.

vain man

(what 'tis you speak? Hosť. Thou atomy, thou !

Ch. Just. Have you your wits ? know you Dol. Come, you thin thing! come, you Fal. My king ! my Jove! I speak to thee, rascal!

my heart !

(prayers : i Bead. Very well.

[Excunt. K'ing. I know thee not, old man : fall to thy

How ill white hairs become a fool, and jester!



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