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Good day to you, gentle lord archbishop: My lord, these griefs shall be with speed redress'd; And so to you, lord Hasting. --and to all. pon my life, they shall. If this may please you, My lord of York, it better shew'd with you, Discharge your powers untotheir several counties, When that your tlock, assembled by the bell, As we will ours: and here, between the armies, Encircled you, to hear witii reverence
5 Let's drink together friendly, and embrace ; Your exposition on the holy text;
That all their eyes may bear those tokens home, Than now to see you here an iron man,
Of our restored love, and amity. [dresses. Chearing a rout of rebels with your drum,
York. I take your princely word for these reTurning the word to sword, and life to death. Lan. I give it you, and will maintain my word: That man, that sits within a monarch's heart, 10 And thereupon I drink unto your grace. And ripens in the sun-shine of his favour,
Hast. Go, captain, and deliver to the
army Would he abuse the countenance of the king, This news of peace; let them have pay, and part; Alack, what mischiets might be set abroach, I know, it will well please them: Hie thee, caplushadow of such greatness! With you, lord bishop,
[Exit Captain. It is even so !-Who hath not heard it spoken, 15 York. To you, my noble lord of Westmoreland. How deep you were within the books of God? West. I pledge your grace: And, if you knew To us, the speaker in bis parliament; To us, the imagin’d voice of heaven itself; I have bestowed, to breed this present peace, The very opener, and intelligencer,
You would drink freely: but my love to you Between the grace, le sanctities of heaven, 20 Shall shew itself more openly hereafter. And our dull workings: , who shall believe, York. I do not doubt you. But you misuse the reverence of your place; West. I am glad of it. Employ the countenance and grace of heaven, Health to my lord, and gentle cousin, Mowbray. As a false favourite doth his prince's name,
Moc:b. You wish me health in
very happy seae In deeds dishonourable? You have taken up', 23
son ; Under the counterfeited zeal of God,
For I am, on the sudden, something ill. The subjects of his substitute, my father;
York. Against ill chances, men are ever merry: And, both against the peace of heaven and him, But heaviness fore-runs the good event. Have here up-swarm'd them.
West. Therefore, be merry, coz; since sudden York. Good my lord of Lancaster,
[morrow. I am not here against your father's peace: Serves to say thus,Some good thing comes toBut, as I told my lord of Westmoreland,
York. Believe me, I am passing light in spirit. The tine misorder d doth, in common sense,
Mozeb. So much the worse, if your own rule Crowd us, and crush us, to this monstrous forin,
[Shout. To hold our safety up. I sent your grace
35 Lan. The word of peace is render'd: Hark, The parcels and particulars of our grief;
how they shout! The which hath been with scorn shov'd froin the Morb. This had been chearful, after victory.. court,
York. A peace is of the nature of a conquest; Whereon this Hydra son of war is born:
For then both parties nobly are subdu'd,
lord, And true obedience, of this madness curd, And let our ariny be discharged too.-[Exit West. Stoop tamely to the foot of majesty.
And, good my lord, so please you, let our trains Moxb. If not, we ready are to try our fortunes March by us; that we may peruse the men To the last man.
45 We should have cop'd withal. Hast. And though wehere fall down,
York. Go, good lord llastings, We have supplies to second our attempt; And, ere they be dismiss’d, let them march by. If they miscarry, theirs shall second them:
[Exit Hastings. And so, success of mischief shall be burn;
Lan. I trust, lords, we shall lie to-night toge: And heir from heir shall hold this quarrel up, 1501
ther.Whiles England shall have generation.
Re-enter Westmoreland. Lun. You are too shallow, Hastings, much tool Now, cousin, wherefore stands our army still? shallow,
West. The leaders, having charge from you to To sound the bottom of the after-tines.
stand, W'esta Pleaseth your grace, to answer them di-55 Will not go oft until they hear you speak. rectly,
Lun. They know their duties. How far-forth von do like their articles?
Re-ener Hastings. Lan. I like them all, and do allow them well: Hast. My lord, our army is dispers'd already: And swear here by the honour of my blood, Like youthiul steersunyohu,theytaketheir course, Aly father's purposes have been mistook; 60 East, west, north, south; or, like a school brohe And some about him have too lavishly
[place. Wrested his ineaning, and authority.--
Each hurries towards his home, and sporting ! To take up is to levy, to raise in arms. Success for succession.
Lan. Go, my
West. Gooil tidings, my lord Hastings; for the Fol. I would be sorry, my lord, but it should which
be thus: I never knew yet, but rebuke and check I do arrest thee, traitor, of high treason :
was the rewarıl of valour. Do you think me a And you, lord archbishop,--and you, lord Mow swallow, an arrow, or a bullet? Have I, in my bray,
i poor and old motion, the expedition of thought? Of capital treason I attach
I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch Mowb. Is this proceeding just and honourable: of possibility; I have founder'd nine-score and odd West. Is your assembly so?
posts: and here, travel-tainted as I am, have, in York. Will you thus break your faith?
my pure and immaculate valour, taken Sir John Lan. I pawi'd thee none:
10 Colevile of the dale, a most furious knight, and I promis'd you redress of these same grievances, valorous enemy: But what of that? he saw me, Whereof you did complain; which, hy mine ho and yielded; that I may justly say with the hookDour,
nos'd fellow of Rome, --1 canie, saw, and overI will perform with a inost christian care. But for you, rebels,-look to taste the due 15 Lun. It was more his courtesy than your de. Meet for rebellion, and such acts as yours. serving: Most shallowly did you these arins commence, Fal. I know not; here he is, and here I yield Fondly' brought here, and foolishly senthence. him: and I beseech your grace, let it be book'd Strike up your drums, pursue the scatter'd stray: with the rest of this day's deeds; or, by the Lord, Ileaven, and not we, hath safely fought to-day:-201 will have it in a particular ballad else, with mine Some guard these traitors to the block of death; own picture on the top of it, Colevile kissing my Treason's true bed, and yielder up of breath. foot: To the which course if I be enforced, if you [Exeunt. Alurum. Excursions. do not all shew like gilt two-pences to me; and
1, in the clear sky of fame, o ershine you as much SCENE III.
25 as the full moon doth the cinders of the element, Another part of the Forest.
which shew like pii's heads to her; believe pot
the word of the noble: Therefore let me bave Enter Falstaff, and Colerile, meeting.
right, and let desert mount. Fal. What's your name, sir? of what condition Lun. Thine's too heavy to mount. are you? and of what place, I pray?
30 kul. Let it shine then. Cole. I am a knight, sir ; and my name is- Lan. Thine's too thick to shine. Colevile of the dale.
Ful. Let it do something, my good lord, that Pal. Well then, Colevile is your name; a knight may do me good, and call it what you will. is your degree; and your place, the dale: Colevile Lan. Is thy name Colevile? shåll still be your name; a traitor your degree: 35 Cole. It is, iny lord. and the dungeon your place,--a place deepenough; Lun. A fainous rebel art thou, Colevile. so shall you still be Colevile of ile dale?.
Ful. And a famous true subject took him. Cole. Are you not Sir John Falstats?
Cole. I am, my lord, but as my belters are, Fal. As good a man as he, sir, whoe'er I am. That led me hither: had they been ruld by me, Do ye yield, sir ? or shall I sweat for you? If 140 You should have won them dearer than you have. do sweat, they are drops of thy lovers, and they Fal. I know not how they sold themselves: but weep for thy death: therefore rouse up fear and thou, like a kind fellow, gav'st thyself away: trembling, and do observance to my mercy. and I thank thee for thee. Cole. I think you are Sir John Falstail; and, in
Renter Westmoreland. that thought, yield me.
Lun. Have you left pursuit ? Fal. I have a whole school of tongues in this Hist. Retreat is made, and execution stav'l. belly of mine, and not a tongue of them all speaks Lan. Send Colevile, with his contederates, any other word but iny name. An I had but al To York, to present execution.belly of any inditlerency, I were simply the most Blunt, lead him hence; and see you guard him sure. active fellow in Europe: My womb, my womb, 50
[Ercunt some with Colerik. my womb undoes me.-Ilere comes our general. And now dispatch we toward the court, my lords ; Enter Prince John of Lancaster, and Westmorl. i hear, the king iny father is sore sick: Lan. The heat' is past, follow no farther now; Our news shall
go before us to his majesty,Call in the powers, good cousin Westmoreland. Which, cousin, you shall bear,-to comfort him;
[Erit West. 55 And we with sober speed will follow you. Now, Falstaff, where have you been al] this while? Fal. My lord, I beseech you, give me leave to When every thing is ended, then you come: go through Glostershire; and, when you come to These tardy tricks of your's will, on my life, court, stand my good lord' 'pray in your good reOne time or other break some gallows back. Iport.
j. e. foolishly.. · The sense of dale is included in deep; a dale is a deep place; a dungeon is a deep place: he that is in a dungeon may be therefore said to be in a dule. "That is, the eagerness of' revenge. Cæsar. i. e. stand my good friend in your favourable report of me.
Lan. Fare you well, Falstaff; I, in my
SCENE IV. tion',
The Palace at Westminster.
deserve. (Ex. fal. I would, you had but the wit; 'twere
Enter King Henry, Warwick, Clarence, and better than your dukedom.-Good faith, this same 5
Glysier, &c. young sober-blooded boy doth not love me; nor a K. Henry. Now, lords, if heaven doth give man cannot inake him laugh:--but that's no mar
successful end vel, he drinks no wine. There's never any of
To this debate that bleedeth at our doors, these demure boys come to any proof: for thin We will our youth lead on to higher fields, drink doth so over-cool their blood, and making 10 And draw no swords but what are sanctify'd. many tish-meals, that they tall into a kind of male Our navy is address'd', our power collected, greei-sickness; and then, when they marry, they
Our substitutes in absence well invested, get wenches: they are generally fools and cow And every thing lies level to our wish: ards;-which so:ne of us should be too, but for Only we want a little personal strength; inflammation. A good sherris-sack hath a two. 15 And pause us, 'till these rebels, now afoot, fold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain; Come underneath the yoke of government. dries me there all the foolish, and dull, and crudy War. Both which, we doubt not but your vapours which environ it: makes it apprehensive“,
Shall soon enjoy.
(majesty quick, forgetive', full of nimble, fiery, and de K. Henry. Humphrey, my son of Gloster, lectable shapes; which deliver'd o'er to the voice, 20 Where is the prince your brother? [Windsor, (the tongue) which is the birth, becomes excellent Glo. I think, he's gone to hunt, my lord, at wit. The second property of your excellent sher K. Henry. And how accompanied ? ris is,—the warming of the blood; which, before Glo. I do not know, my lord. cold and settled, left the liver white and pale, K. Henry. Is not his brother, Thomas of Clawhich is the badge of pusillanimity and cowardice:25 rence, with him ; but the sherris warms it, and makes it course from Glo. No, my good lord; he is in presence here. the inwards to the parts extreme. It illumineth Cla. What would my lord and father? the face; u hich, as a beacon, gives warning to all
K. Henry. Nothing but well to thee, Thomas the rest of this little kingdom, man, to arm: and
[ther? then the vital commoners, and inland petty spi-30 How chance, thou art not with the prince thy brorits, muster me all to their captain, the heart; He loves thee, and thou dost neglect him, Thomas; who, great, and puild up with ihis retinue, doth Thou hast a better place in his affection, any deed of courage; and this valour comes of Than all thy brothers: cherish it, my boy; sherris: So that skill in the weapon is nothing,
And noble offices thou may'st effect without sack; for that sets it a-work: and learn-35 Of mediation, after I am dead, ing, a mere hoard of gold kept by a devil; till Between his greatness and thy other brethren: sack commences it, and sets it in act and use. Therefore, omit him not, blunt not his love; flereof comes it, that prince Harry is valiant: for
Nor lose the good advantage of his grace, the cold blood he did naturally inherit of his fa- Ry seeming cold or careless of his will
. ther, he hath, like lean, steril, and bare land, ma- 40 For he is gracious, if he be observ'd; nured, husbanded, and tilled, with excellent en He hath a tear for pity, and a band deavour of drinking good, and good store of fer Open as day for melting charity: tile sherris; that he is become very hot and valiant. Yet notwithstanding, being incens'd he's flint; If I had a thousand sons, the first human principle
As humourous as winter', and as sudden I would teach them, should be,-to forswear thin 45 As Haws congealed' in the spring of day. potations, and to addict themselves to sack. His temper, therefore, musi be well observ’d:
Chide him for fauits, and do it reverently,
When you perceive his blwod inclin'd to mirth: How now, Bardolph?
But, being moody, give him line and scope; Bard. The
army is discharged all, and gone. 150 Till that his passions, like a whale on ground, Fal. Let them go. I'll through Glocestershire; Confound theinselves with working. Learn this, and there will I visit master Robert Shallow, es
Thomas, quire: I have him already temperinga between And thou shalt prove a shelter to thy friends; my finger and iny thumb, and shortly wiil I seal A hoop of gold to bind thy brothers in; with him. Come away.
[Ereunt. 55 That the united vessel of their blood, 'i.e. in my good nature for condition may perhaps here, as in The Tempest, mean, in my place as cominanding officer) I shall speak better of you than you merit. 'i. e. quick to uederstand.'i.e. inventive, imaginative. * A very pleasant allusion to the old use of sealing with soft wax. our navy is ready, prepared. • i. e, changeable as the weather of a winter's day. * Alluding to the opinion of some philosophers, that the vapours being congealed in the air by cold (which is most intense towards the morning), and being afterwards raritied and let loose by the warmth of the sun, occasion those sudden and impetuous gusts of wind which are called Maws.
Mingled with venom of suggestion,
(The mamer and true order of the fight, (As, force perforce, the age will pour it in) This packet, please it you, contains at large. Shall never leak, though it do work as strong K: Henry. And wherefore should these good As aconitum, or rash' gunpowder.
news make me sick? Cla. I shall observe him with all care and love. Vill fortune never come with both hands full, K. Henry. Why art thou not at Windsor with: But write her fair words still in foulest letters! him, Thornas?
She either gives a stomach, and no food, Cla. He is not threto-day; he dines in London. Such are the poor, in health ; or else a feast, K. Henry. And how accompanied ? can'st thou And takes away the stomach,—such are the rich, tell that?
[lowers. 10 That have abundance, and enjoy it not. Cla. With Poins, and other his continual fol. I should rejoice now at this happy news;
K. Henry. Most subjectisthefattest soil to weeds; And now my sight fails, and my brain is giddy:And he, the noble iniage of my youth,
O me! come near me, now I am much ill. Is overspread with them: Therefore my grief
[Sinks down Stretches itself beyond the hour of death;
Glo. Comfort your majesty! The blood weepstroin my heart, when I do shape, Clu. O my royal father!
[look up In forms imaginary, the unguided days,
West. My sovereign lord, chear up yourself, And rotten times, that you shall look upon Wur. Be patient, princes ; you do know these When I am sleeping with my ancestors.
Tre with bis highness very ordinary. (nts For when his headstrong riot hath no curb, 20 stand from him, give him air,; he'll straight be seil
. When rage and hot bloori are his counsellors, Cla. No, no; he cannot long hold out these pangs: When means and lavish manners meet together, The incessant care and labour of his mind 0, with what wings shall his affections tly tlath wrought the mure*, that should cenfine it in, Towards fronting peril and opposid decay! So thin, that life looks through, and will break out. Wur. My gracious lord, you look beyond him 25 Glo. The people fear me'; for they do observe quite :
Unfather'd heirs, and loathly births of nature: The prince but studies his companions, (guage, The seasons change their manners; as the year Like a strange tongue: wherein to gain the lan Hadfoundsome monthsasleep,andleap'dthenover. 'Tis needful, that the most immodest word
Cla. The river hath thrice tlow'd, no ebb beBe look'd upon, and learn'd; which once attain’d, 30
tween: Your highness knows, comes tu no further use, And the old folk, time's doating chronicles, But to be known, and hated. So, like gross terms, Say, it did so a little time before The prince will, in the perfectness of time, That our great grandsire, Edward, sick'd and dy'd. Cast off his followers: and their memory
War.Speak lower, princes, for the king recosers
. Shall as a pattern or a measure live,
35 Glo. This apoplexy will, certain, be his end. By which his grace must mete the lives of others;
K. Henry. I pray you take me up, and bear me Turning past evils to advantages. [her comb Into soine other chamber: softly, pray. [hence
K. Henry. 'Tis seldom, when the lee doth leave Let there be no noise made, my gentle friends; Io the dead carrion.--Who's here: Westinoreland: Unless some dull and favourable hand Enter Westmoreland.
40 Will whisper music to my weary spirit. West. Health to my sovereign! and new happi War. Call for the music in the other room. Added to that which I am to deliver!
K.Henry.Setmethecrown upon mypillow here'. Prince John, your son, doth kiss your grace's hand: Cla. Ilis eye is hollow, and he changes much. Mowbray, the bishop Scroop, Ilastings, and all, Wur. Less noise, less noise. Are brought to the correction of your law; 43[They conveythe king toan inner part of the room. There is not now a rebel's sword unsheath’d,
Enter Prince Henry. But peace puts forth her olive every where.
P. Henry. Who aw the duke of Clarence? The manner how this action has been borne, Cla. I am bere, brother, full of heaviness. Here, at more leisure, may your highness read; P. Henry. How now! rain within doors, and With every course, in his particular. [bird, 30 How doth the king?
(none abroad K. Henry. O Westmoreland, thou art a summer Glo. Exceeding ill. Which ever in the launch of winter sings
P. Henry. Heard he the good news yet? The lifting up of day. Look! here's more news. Tell it him. Enter Harcourt.
Glo. He alter'd much upon the hearing it. Har. From epemies heaven keep your majesty: 55 P. Henry. It he be sick And when they stand against you, inay they fall With joy, he will recover without physic. As those that I am come to tell you of'
Aluche noise, my lords:-sweet The earl Northumberlavd, and the lord Bardulph,
posiree, speak low; With a great power of English and of Scots, The king your father is dispos’d to sleep. Are by the sleriti of Yorkshire overthrown: 160 Cla. Let us withdraw into the other room.
· Rash, is quick, violent, sudden. ? i. e. his passions This isaised for its very frequently in the old plays.
* i. e. the wall. sj. e. make me afraid, • That is, equivocal births; pro ductions not brought forth according to the stated laws of generation. This is historically true. It happened on the 12th of October, 1411. * Dull signities melancholy, gentle, soothing. is still the cu.fun in trance to place the crown on the king's pillow whre he is dying.
Har. Willtplease your grace to goalong with us?
Their bones with industry;
king. [Exeunt all but Prince Henry. The canker'd heaps of strange-atchieved gold; Why doth the crown lie there upon bis pillow, For this they have been thoughtful to invest Being so troublesome a bedd-tellow?
5 Their sons with arts and martial exercises: O polish'd perturbation! golden care!
When, like the bee, tolling from every flower That keep'st the ports' of slumber open wide The virtuous sweets;
(honey, To many a watchful night!-sleep with it now! Our thighs pack'd with wax, our mouths with Yet not so sound, and half so deeply sweet, We bring it to the live; and, like the bees, As he, whose brow, with homely biggen' bound, 10 Are murdier'd for our paini. This bitter taste Snores vut the watch of night. O majesty! Yield his engrossments to the ending lather.When thou dost pinch thy bearer, thou dost sit
Re enter Wartsiek. Like a rich armour worn in heat of day,
Now, where is he that will not stay so long, That scalds with safety. By his gates of breath "Till his friend sickness hath determin’dme: (room, There lies a downy feather, which stirs not: 15 l'ar. My lord, I found the prince in the next Did he suspire, that light and weightless down Washing with kindly tears his gentle cheeks; Perforce must move.- My gracious lord! my fa With such a deep demeanour in great sorrow, ther!
That tyranny, which never quali’d but blood, This sleep is sound, indeed; this is a sleep, Would, by beholding him, have wash'd his knife That from this golden rigol hath divorcu 20 With gentle eye drops. He is coming hither. So many English kings. Thy due, from me, K'. Ilenry, But wherefore did he take away the Is tears, and heavy sorrows of the blood;
crown? Which nature, love, and tilial tenderness
Re-enter Prince Henryj. Shall, O dear father, pay thee plenteously: Lo, where he comes.--Coin, hitherto me, Harry:My due, from thee, is this imperial crown ; 25 Depart the chamber, leave us bete alone. Which, as immediate from thiy place and blood,
[Exeunt Lords, &c. Derives itself to me. Lo, here it sits,
P.Henry. I never thought to earyou speak again. [Putting it on his head. K. Henry. Thy wish was tather, Harry, to that Which heaven shall guard : and put the world's I stay too long by thee, I weary thee. (thought: whole strength
30 Dost thou so hunger for my empty chair, Into one giant arm, it shall not force
That thou wilt needs invest thee with mine honours This lineaj honour froin me: this from thee Before thy hour be ripe? O foolish youth! Will I to mine leave, as 'tis left to me. [Exit. Thou seek'stthegreatnessthatwilloverwhelmthee. K. Henry. Warwick! Gloster! Clarence! Stay but a little; for my cloud of dignity
Re-inter Warwick and the rest. 35 Is held from talling with so weak a winch, Cla. Doth the king cail? [your grace! That it will suickly drop: my day is dim. War. What would your majesty? How fares Thou hast stol'n that, which, after some tew hours, K. Henry. Why did you leave me here alone, Were thine without ottence; and, at my death,
[liege, Thou hast seal'd up my expectation": Cla. We left the prince my brother here, my 10 Thy lite did inanitest thou Lv’ust me not, Who undertook to sit and watch by you.
And thou wilt haveine die üssured of it. K. Henry. The prince of Wales! Where is he? Thou hid'st a thousand daggers in thy thoughts; let me see hiin:
Which thou hast whcited on thy stony heart, He is not here.
To stab at half an hour of iny lite. Wur. This door is open; he is gone this way. 45 What ! can’st thou not torbear me half an hour! G!o. He came not through the chamber where Then get thee gone, and dig my grave thyself; we stay'd.
my pillow and bid the meiry buli rivig to inne ear, K. Ilen. Where is the crown? who took it from That thou art crowned, not that I am dead. War. When we withdrew, my lege, we let it Let all the tears that should bedew my hearse, here.
[se-k him out. 50 Be drops of balm, to sancty thy head: K. Henry. The prince bath ta'en it hence:--go, Only compound me wiihtor gotien dist; Is hie so hasty, that he doti suppose
Give that, which gave theelite, unto the worms. My sleep my death:
Chither. Pluck down iny officers, breid decrees; Find hiin, my lord of Warwick; chile him For now a time is come to mockal forin, This part of his conjoins with my decease, [are 55 Harry the Filin is crown'd:-1p, vanity! And helps to endine.-See, sons, what things you Down, roval state! all you sage counselors, hence! llow quickly nature falls into revolt,
and to the English court assemble now, When gold becomes her object!
From every region, apes of idleness ! For this the foolish over-careful fathers
Now, neighbour conuines, purge you of yoursoun: Ilave broke their sleeps with thought, their brains 60 liave you a ruthan, that wili swear, drink, clarice,
(Revel the night; rob, murder, and commit 'i. e. the gates of slumber. ? A kind of cap, at present worn only by children; but so called from the cap worn by the Beguines, an order of nuns. 'Rigol means a circle.
Tolling is taking tolt. 5 Ilis accumulations. i. e. thou hast couhrined piyopiwon. Kk2