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Shall taste our mercy :-go, and tell them so. On both our parts.-Call yonder fellow hither. Enter Montjoy:

[Points to Williams. Exeunt Montjoy Exe. Here comes the herald of the French,

and others. my liege.

Exe. Soldier, you must come to the king. Glo. His eyes are humbler than they us'd K. Hen. Soldier, why wear'st thou that K. Hen. How now, what means this, glove in thy cap?

herald ? know'st thou not, [ransom ? Will. An't please your majesty, 'tis the That I have find these bones of mine for gage of one that I should fight withal, if he be Com'st thou again for ransom?

K. Hen. An Englishman?

(alive. Mont.

No, great king, Will. An't please your majesty, a rascal I come to thee for charitable licence,

that swaggered with me last night ; who, if'a That we may wander o'er this bloody field, live, and ever dare to challenge this glove, To book our dead, and then to bury them ; have sworn to take him a box o' the ear: or, To sort our nobles from our common men ; if I can see my glove in his cap, (which he For many of our princes (woe the while !) swore, as he was a soldier, he would wear, if Lie drown'd and soak'd in mercenary blood ; alive,) I will strike it out soundly. (So do our vulgar drench their peasant limbs K. Hen. What think youi, captain Fluellen? In blood of princes ;) and their wounded steeds is it fit this soldier keep his oath ? Fret fetlock deep in gore, and with wild rage Flu. He is a craven and a villain else, an't Yerk out their armed heels at their dead please your majesty, in my conscience. masters,

K. Hen. It may be his enemy is a gentleKilling them twice. O, give us leave, great man of great sort, quite from the answer of his To view the field in safety, and dispose [king, degree. Of their dead bodies.

Flu. Though he be as goot a gentleman as K. Hen.

I tell thee truly, herald, the tevil is, as Lucifer and Belzebub himself, I know not if the day be ours, or no ;

it is necessary, look your grace, that he keep For yet a many of your horsemen peer his vow and his oath : if he be perjured, see And gallop o'er the field.

you now, his reputation is as arrant a villain, Mont. The day is yours. (strength, for it! and a Jack-sauce, as ever his plack shoe trod

K. Hen. Praised be God, and not our upon Got's ground and his earth, in my conWhat is this castle call'd, that stands hard by ? science, la.

Mont. They call it Agincourt. (court, K. Hen. Then keep thy vow, sirrah, when

K. Hen. Then call we this the field of Agin- thou meet'st the fellow.
Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus. Will. So I will, my liege, as I live.

Flu. Your grandfather of famous memory, K. Hen. Who servest thou under? an't please your majesty, and your great- Will. Under captain Gower, my liege. uncle Edward the plack prince of Wales, as I Flu, Gower is a goot captain, and is gont have read in the chronicles, fought a most knowledge and literature in the wars. prave pattle here in France.

K. Hen. Call him hither to me, soldier. K. Hen. They did, Fluellen.

Will. I will, my liege.

[Eril. Flu. Your majesty says very true: if your K. Hen. Here, Fluellen; wear thou this majesties is remembered of it, the Welshmen favour for me, and stick it in thy cap: when did goot service in a garden where leeks did Alençon and myself were down together, I grow, wearing leeks in their Monmouth caps ; plucked this glove from his helm : if any man which, your majesty knows, to this hour is an challenge this, he is a friend to Alençon, and honourable padge of the service ; and I do an enemy to our person ; if thou encounter any believe, your majesty takes no scorn to wear such, apprehend him, an thou dost me love. the leek upon Saint Tavy's day.

Flu. Your grace does me as great honours, K. Hen. I wear it for a memorable honour; as can be desired in the hearts of his subjects: For I am Welsh, you know, good countryman. I would fain see the man, that has but two

Flu. All the water in Wye cannot wash legs, that shall find himself aggriefed at this your majesty's Welsh plood out of your pody, glove, that is all ; but I would fain see it once, I can tell you that : Got pless it, and preserve and please Got of his Igrace, that I might see it, as long as it pleases his grace, and his K. Hen. Knowest thou Gower ? it. majesty too!

Flu. He is my dear friend, an please you. K. Hen. Thanks, good my countryman. K. Hen. Pray thee, go seek him, and bring

Flu. By Cheshu, I am your majesty's him to my tent. countryman, I care not who know it ; I will Flu. I will fetch him.

[Exit. confess it to all the 'orld : I need not be K. Hen. My lord of Warwick, and my ashamed of your majesty, praised be God, so brother Gloster, long as your majesty is an honest man. Follow Fluellen closely at the heels : K. Hen. God keep me so !-Our heralds go The glove, which I have given him for a favour, with him :

May haply purchase him a box o' the ear; Bring me just notice of the numbers dead It is the soldier's; I, by bargain, should

Wear it myself. Follow, good cousin Warwick. answer for it, if there is any martial law in the If that the soldier strike him, (as, I judge

'orld,

(faction? By his blunt bearing, he will keep his word,) K. Hen. How canst thou make me satisSome sudden mischief may arise of it ;

Will. All offences, my liege, come from For I do know Fluellen valiant,

the heart : never came any from mine that And, touch'd with choler, hot as gunpowder, might offend your majesty. And quickly will return an injury: [them. K. Hen. It was ourself thou didst abuse. Follow, and see there be no harm between Will. Your majesty came not like yourself : Go you with me, uncle of Exeter. [Exeunt. you appeared to me but as a common man;

witness the night, your garments, your lowliSCENE VIII.-Before King Henry's Pavilion. ness; and what your highness suffered under

that shape, I beseech you, take it for your Enter Gower and Williams.

own fault, and not mine : for had you been Will. I warrant it is knight to you, captain. as I took you for, I made no offence ; thereEnter Fluellen.

fore, I beseech your highness, pardon me. Flu. Got's will and his pleasure, captain, I K. Hen. Here, uncle Exeter, fill this glove peseech you now, come apace to the king :

with crowns, there is more goot toward you, peradventure, And give it to this fellow.-Keep it, fellow; than is in your knowledge to dream of. And wear it for an honour in thy cap.

Will. Sir, know you this glove? [a glove. Till I do challenge it.-Give him the crowns :Flu. Know the glove! I know, the glove is And, captain, you must needs be friends with Will. I know this ; and thus I challenge it. him.

(Strikes him. Flu. By this day and this light, the fellow Flu. 'Sblood? an arrant traitor, as any's in has mettle enough in his pelly. -Hold, there the universal 'orld, or in France, or in England. is twelve pence for you, and I pray you to Gow. How now, sir! you villain !

serve Got, and keep you out of prawls, and Will, Do you think I'll be forsworn ? prabbles, and quarrels, and dissensions; and, Flu. Stand away, captain Gower ; I will I warrant you, it is the petter for you. give treason his payment into plows, I warrant Will. I will none of your money. Will. I am no traitor.

(you. Flu. It is with a goot will; I can tell you, Flu. That's a lie in thy throat.--I charge it will serve you to mend your shoes : come, you in his majesty's name, apprehend bim : he wherefore should you be so pashful? your is a friend of the duke Alençon's.

shoes is not so goot : 'tis a good silling, Enter Warwick and Gloucester. warrant you, or I will change it. War. How now, how now! what's the

Enter an English Herald. matter?

K. Hen. Now, herald ; are the dead Flu. My lord of Warwick, here is, praised number'd ? be Got for it! a most contagious treason come Her. Here is the number of the slaughter'd to light, look you, as you shall desire in a French.

[Delivers a paper. summer's day.--Here is his majesty.

K. Hen. What prisoners of good sort are Enter King Henry and Exeter.

taken, uncle?

[the king; K. Hen. How now! what's the matter? Exe. Charles duke of Orleans, nephew to Flu. My liege, here is a villain and a traitor, John duke of Bourbon, and lord Bouciqualt; that, look' your grace, has struck the glove of other lords and barons, knights and 'squires, which your majesty is take out of the helmet Full fifteen hundred, besides common men. of Alençon.

K. Hen. This note doth tell me of ten thouWill. My liege, this was my glove ; here is sand French

(number, the fellow of it; and he that I gave it to in That in the field lie slain : of princes, in this change promised to wear it in his cap: I pro- And nobles bearing banners, there lie dead mised to strike him, if he did : I met this man One hundred twenty-six : added to these, with my glove in his cap, and I have been as Of knights, esquires, and gallant gentlemen, good as my word.

Eight thousand and four hundred; of the Flu. Your majesty hear now, (saving your

which,

(knights : majesty's manhood,) what an arrant, rasca Five hundred were but yesterday dubb'd beggarly, lousy knave it is: I hope your So that, in these ten thousand they have lost, majesty is pear me testimony, and witness, There are but sixteen hundred mercenaries; and avouchments, that this is the glove of The rest are princes, barons, lords, knights, Alençon, that your majesty is give me, in your And gentlemen of blood and quality. [squires, conscience, now.

The names of those their nobles that lie dead, K. Hen. Give me thy glove, soldier : look, Charles De-la-bret, high constable of France ; here is the fellow of it.

Jaques of Chatillon, admiral of France 'Twas 1, indeed, thou promisedst to strike ; The master of the cross-bows, lord Rambures; And thou hast given me most bitter terms. Great-master of France, the brave Sir GuisFlu. An please your majesty, let his neck chard Dauphin ;

John duke of Alençon; Antony duke of Bra- In the quick forge and working-house of
The brother to the duke of Burgundy ; [bant, thought,
And Edward duke of Bar: of lusty earls, How London doth pour out her citizens !
Grandpré, and Roussi, Fauconberg, and Foix, The mayor, and all his brethren, in best sort,
Beaumont, and Marle, Vaudemont, and Les- Like to the senators of th' antique Rome,
Here was a royal fellowship of death ! - [trale. With the plebeians swarming at their heels,-
Where is the number of our English dead ? Go forth, and fetch their conquering Cæsar in :

(Herald presents another paper. As, by a lower but by loving likelihood,
Edward the duke of York, the earl of Suffolk, Were now the general of our gracious empress
Sir Richard Kelly, Davy Gam, esquire : (As in good time he may) from Ireland coming,
None else of name : and of all other men, Bringing rebellion broached on his sword,
But five and twenty.-0 God, thy arm was How many would the peaceful city quit,
And not to us, but to thy arm alone, [here ; To welcome him ! much more, and much more
Ascribe we all !-When, without stratagem,

cause, But in plain shock and even play of battle, Did they this Harry. Now in London place Was ever known so great and little loss, (As yet the lamentation of the French (hini ; On one part and on th' other?- Take it, God, invites the king of England's stay at home; For it is none but thine !

The emperor's coming in behalf of France, Exe.

'Tis wonderful ! To order peace between them :) and omit K. Hen. Come, go we in procession to the All the occurrences, whatever chanc'd, village :

Till Harry's back-return again to France : And be it death proclaimed through our host, There must we bring him; and myselí have To boast of this, or take the praise from God, play'd Which is his only.

The interim, by rememb'ring you-'tis past. Flu. Is it not lawful, an please your Then brook abridgment ; and your eyes majesty, to tell how many is killed ?

advance, K. Hen. Yes, captain ; but with this ac- After your thoughts, straight back again to That God fought for us. knowledgment,

France.

[Exil. Flu. Yes, my conscience, he did us great K. Hen. Do we all holy rites : [goot.

SCENE I.-France. An English Court of

Guard. Enter Fluellen and Gower. Let there be sung Non nobis, and Te Deum ; The dead with charity enclos'd in clay :

Gow. Nay, that's right; but why wear you We'll then to Calais ; and to England then ; your leek to-day? Saint Davy's day is past. Where ne'er from France arriv'd more happy Flu. There is occasions and causes why and

[Exeunt. wherefore in all things : I will tell you, as my

friend, captain Gower :-the rascally, scald,

beggarly, lousy, pragging knave, Pistol, ACT V.

which you and yourself, and all the orld, know

to be no petter than a fellow, look you now, Enter Chorus.

of no merits,-he is come to me, and prings Chor. Vouchsafe to those that have not read me pread and salt yesterday, look you, and

bid me eat my leek : it was in a place where That I may prompt them : and of such as have, I could not breed no contentions with him ; I humbly pray them to admit th' excuse but I will be so pold as to wear it in my cap Of time, of numbers, and due course of things, till I see him once again, and then I will tell Which cannot in their huge and proper life him a little piece of my desires. Be here presented. Now we bear the king Gow. Why, here he comes, swelling like a Toward Calais : grant him there ; there seen, turkey-cock. Heave him away upon your winged thoughts

Enter Pistol. Athwart the sea. Behold, the English beach Flu. 'Tis no matter for his swellings, nor Pales in the flood with men, with wives, and his turkey-cocks. (lousy knave, boys,

(mouth'd sea, Got pless you, ancient Pistol ! you scurvy, Whose shouts and claps out-voice the deep- Got pless you!

thirst, base Trojan. Which, like a mighty whiffler 'fore the king, Pist. Ha! art thou Bedlam? dost thou Seems to prepare his way: so let him land, To have me fold up Parca's fatal web? And solemnly see him set on to London. Hence! I am qualmish at the smell of leek. So swist a pace hath thought, that even now Flu. I peseech you heartily, scurvy, lousy You may imagine him upon Blackheath ; knave, at my desires, and my requests, and my Where that his lords desire him to have borne petitions, to eat, look you, this leek : because, His bruised helmet and his bended sword, look you, you do not love it, nor your affecBefore him, through the city: he forbids it, tions, and your appetites, and your digestions, Being free from vainness and self-glorious does not agree with it, I would desire you to Giving full trophy, signal, and ostent, (pride ; eat it. Quite from bimself to God. But now behold, Pist. Not for Cadwallader and all his goats.

men.

the story,

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your face,

Flu. [Strikes him.] There is one goat for And patches will I get unto these cudgell'd you.

scars, Will you be so goot, scald knave, as eat it? And swear I got them in the Gallia wars. (Exit. Pist. Base Trojan, thou shalt die.

SCENE II.-France. An Apartment in the Flu. You say very true, scald knave, when Got's will is : I will desire you to live in the

French King's Palace, mean time, and eat your victuals : [striking Enter, from one side, King Henry, Bedford, him again,) come, there is sauce for it. You

Gloster, Exeter, Warwick, Westmoreland, called me yesterday, mountain-squire, but I

and other Lords ; from the other side, the will make you to-day a squire of low degree.

French King, Queen Isabel, the Princess pray you, fall to: if you can mock a leek, Katharine, Lords, Ladies, Si., the Duke you can eat a leek.

[him. of Burgundy, and his train. Gow. Enough, captain : you have astonished K. Hen. Peace to this meeting, wherefore Flu. I say, I will make him eat some part we are met ! of my leek, or I will peat his pate four days. Unto our brother France, and to our sister, - Pite, I pray you; it is goot for your green Health and fair time of day ; joy and good wound, and your ploody coxcomb.

wishes Pist. Must I bite?

To our most sair and princely cousin Katharine; Flu. Yes, certainly, and out of doubt, and And, as a branch and member of this royalty, out of question too, and ambiguities.

By whom this great assembly is contriv'd, Pist. By this leek, I will most horribly re- We do salute you, duke of Burgundy ; {all. venge: I eat, and eat, I swear

And, princes French, and peers, health to you Flu. Eat, I pray you : will you have some Fr. King. Right joyous are we to behold more sauce to your leek? there is not enough leck to swear by.

Most worthy brother England ; fairly met : Pist. Quiet the cudgel ; thou dost see I eat. So are you, princes English, every one. land, Flu. Much goot do you, scald knave, heart- Q: Isa. So happy be the issue, brother Engily. Nay, pray you, throw none away; the Of this good day and of this gracious meeting. skin is good for your proken coxcomb. When As we are now glad to belold your eyes ; you take occasions to see leeks hereafter, I pray Your eyes, which hitherto have borne in them you, mock at 'em; that is all. Pist. Good. Against the French, that met then, in their

Flu, Ay, leeks is goot :--hold you, there is a The fatal balls of murd'ring basilisks : (bent, groat to heal your pate. Pist. Me a groat! The venom of such looks, we fairly hope,

Flu. Yes, verily and in truth, you shall take Have lost their quality; and that this day it ; or I have another leek in my pocket, which Shall change all griefs and quarrels into love. you shall eat.

K. Hen. To cry amen to that, thus we Pist. I take thy groat in earnest of revenge. appear.

[you. Flu. If I owe you anything, I will pay you Q. Isa. You English princes all, I do salute in cudgels : you shall be a woodmonger, and Bur. My duty to you both, on equal love, buy nothing of me but cudgels. God be wi' Great kings of France and England! That I you, and keep you, and heal your pate. (Exit. have labour'd,

[deavours, Pist. All hell shall stir for this.

With all my wits, my pains, and strong enGow. Go, go; you are a counterfeit cow- To bring your most imperial majesties ardly knave. Will you mock at an ancient Unto this bar and royal interview, [ness. tradition, begun upon an honourable respect, Your mightiness on both parts best can witand worn as a memorable trophy of prede- Since, then, my office hath so far prevail'd, Ceased valour, and dare not avouch in your That face to face, and royal eye to eye, deeds any of your words? I have seen you You have congreeted, let it not disgrace me, gleeking and galling at this gentleman twice or If I demand, before this royal view, thrice.

You thought, because he could not What rub, or what impediment, there is, speak English in the native garb, he could not Why that the naked, poor, and mangled therefore handle an English cudgel : you find Peace, it otherwise ; and henceforth, let a Welsh cor- Dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joyful births, rection teach you a good English condition. Should not, in this best garden of the world, Fare ye well.

[Exit. Our fertile France, put up her lovely visage? Pist. Doth fortune play the huswife with me Alas, she hath from France too long been now?

chas'd, News have I that my Nell is dead i' the spital And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps, Of malady of France ;

Corrupting in its own fertility. And there my rendezvous is quite cut off. Her vine, the merry cheerer of the heart, Old I do wax; and from my weary limbs Unpruned dies : her hedges even-pleached, Honour is cudgell'd. Well, bawd will I turn, Like prisoners wildly over-grown with hair, And something lean to cutpurse of quick hand. Put forth disorder'd twigs : her fallow leas To England will I steal, and there I'll steal : | The darnel, hemlock, and rank fumitory,

the peace,

Doth root upon, while that the coulter rusts, Kath. Your majesty shall mock at me; I
That should deracinate such savagery ; cannot speak your England.
The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth K. Hen. O'fair Katharine, if you will love
The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover, me soundly with your French heart, I will be
Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank, glad to hear you confess it brokenly with your
Conceives by idleness, and nothing teems English tongue. Do you like me, Kate ?
But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, Kath. Pardonnez moy, I cannot tell vat is
Losing both beauty and utility. (burs, -like me.
And as our vineyards, fallows, meads, and K. Hen. An angel is like you, Kate; and
hedges,

you are like an angel.
Defective in their natures, grow to wildness, Kath. Que dit-il ? que je suis semblable à les
Even so our houses, and ourselves and children, anges ?
Have lost, or do not learn, for want of time, Alice. Ouy, vrayment, sauf vostre grace,
The sciences that should become our country: ainsi dit-il.
But grow, like savages, -as soldiers will, K. Hen. I said so, dear Katharine ; and I
That nothing do but meditate on blood, - must not blush to affirm it.
To swearing and stern looks, diffus'd attire, Kath. O bon Dieu ! les langues des hommes
And everything that seems unnatural. sont pleines des tromperies.
Which to reduce into our former favour,

K. Hen. What says she, fair one? that the You are assembled : and my speech entreats tongues of men are full of deceits ? That I may know the let, why gentle Peace Alice. Ouy, dat de tongues of de mans is be Should not expel these inconveniences, full of deceits : dat is de princess. And bless us with her former qualities.

K. Hen. The princess is the better EnglishK. Hen. If, duke of Burgundy, you would woman. I' faith, Kate, my wooing is fit for

thy understanding : I am glad thou canst Whose want gives growth to the imperfections speak no better English ; for, if thou couldst, Which you have cited, you must buy that peace thou wouldst find me such a plain king, that With full accord to all our just demands ; thou wouldst think I had sold my farm to buy Whose tenors and particular effects

my crown. I know no ways to mince it in You have, enscheduld briefly, in your hands. love, but directly to say—I love you: then, if

Bur. The king hath heard them; to the you urge me farther than to say-Do you in There is no answer made. (which as yet, faith? I wear out my suit. Give me your K. Hen.

Well then, the peace, answer; i' faith, do, and so clap hands and a Which you before so urg'd, lies in his answer. bargain : how say you, lady?

Fr. King. I have but with a cursorary eye Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, me understand O'er-glanc'd the articles : pleaseth your grace well. To appoint some of your council presently K. Hen. Marry, if you would put me to To sit with us once more, with better heed verses, or to dance for your sake, Kate, why To re-survey them, we will suddenly

you undid me : for the one, I have neither Pass our accept, and peremptory answer. words nor measure; and for the other, I have K. Hen. Brother, we shall.-Go, uncle Ex- no strength in measure, yet a reasonable meaeter,

[ter, sure in strength. If I could win a lady at And brother Clarence,-and you, brother Glos- leap-frog, or by vaulting into my saddle with Warwick, -and Huntingdon,-go with the my armour on my back, under the correction And take with you free power to ratify, [king : of bragging be it spoken, I should quickly leap Augment, or alter, as your wisdoms best into a wife. Or if I might buffet for my love, Shall see advantageable for our dignity, or bound my horse for her favours, I could lay Anything in, or out of, our demands ; (ter, on like a butcher, and sit like a jackanapes, And we'll consign thereto. Will you, fair sis- never off. But before God, Kate, I cannot Go with the princes, or stay here with us? look greenly, nor gasp out my eloquence, nor Q. Isa. Our gracious brother, I will go I have no cunning in protestation ; only down. with them :

right oaths, which I never use till urged, nor Haply a woman's voice may do some good, never break for urging. If thou canst love a When articles, too nicely urg'd, be stood on. fellow of this temper, Kate, whose face is not K. Hen. Yet leave our cousin Katharine worth sun-burning, that never looks in his here with us :

glass for love of anything he sees there, -let She is our capital demand, compris'd

thine eye be thy cook. I speak to thee plain Within the fore-rank of our articles.

soldier : If thou canst love me for this, take me; Q. Isa. She hath good leave. [Alice. if not, to say to thee that I shall die, is true, [Exeunt all except K. Henry, Kath., and but for thy love, by the Lord, no; yet I love

K. Hen. Fair Katharine, and most fair ! thee too. And while thou livest, dear Kare, Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms take a fellow of plain and uncoined constancy; Such as will enter at a lady's ear,

for he perforce must do thee right, because he And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart ? hath not the gift to woo in other places : for

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