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Good day to you, gentle lord archbishop; t My lord, these griefs shall be with speed redress'd; And so to you, lord Hastings, and to all.-- Upon my life, they shall. If this may please you, My lord of York, it better shew'd with you, Discharge your powers unto theirseveral counties, When that your flock, assembled by the bell, As we will ours: and here, between the armies, Encircled you, to hear with reverence

15 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 re. Turning 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 mischiefs might be set abroach, I know, it will well please them: Hie thee, capIushadow of such greatness! With you,lord bishop,

[Erit Cuptain. It is even so !-Who hath not heard it spcken, 115 York. To you, my noble lord of Westmoreland, Ilow deep you were within the books of God West, I pledge your grace: And, if you knew To us, the speaker in his parliament;

what pains To us, the imagin'l 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, the sanctities of heaven, 20 Shall shew itself more openly hereafter. And our dull workings: 0, 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,

Mowb. You wish me health in very happy seaIn deeds dishonourable? You have taken up', 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, inen are ever merry; And, both against the peace of beaven and him, But leaviness fore-runs the good event. Have here up-swarın'd them.

West. Therefore, be merry, coz; since sudden York. Good iny lord of Lancaster,

sor. ow


(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 time misorder d doth, in common sense, Mlor:b. So much the worse, if your own rule Crowd lis, and crush us, to this monstrous form,

be true.

[Shout. To holl our safety up. I sent your grace

Lan. The word of peace is render'd: Harki, The parcels and particulars of our grief;

how they shout! The which hath been with scorn shov'd from the Mowb. This had been chearful, after victory. court,

York. A peace is of the nature of a conquest; Whereon this lvdra son of war is born:

For then both parties nobly are subdu'd,
Whose dangerous eyes may well becharm'dasleep. 46 .Ind neither party loser.
With grant of our most just and riglit desires;

Lan. Go, my lord,
Aud true obedience, of this madness cur'd, And let our army be discharged too.- Exit West.
Stoop tamely to the foot of majesty.

And, good my lord, so please you, let our trains Mowb. It not, we ready are to try our fortunes March by us; that we may peruse the men To the last man.

145 We should have cop'd withal. Hast. And though we here fall down,

York. Go, good lord Hastings, We have supplies 10 second our attempt;

And, ere they be dismiss'd, let them march by. If they mi carry, theirs shall second them:

[Exit Hastings, And so, success of mischief shall be born;

Lan. I trust, lords, we shall lie to-night togeAnd heir from beir shall hold this quarrel up, 1501

ther. Whiles England shall have generation.

Re-enter Westmoreland. Lan. You are too shallow, Hastings, much too Now, cousin, wherefore stands our army still? shallow,

West. The leaders, having charge from you to To sound the bottom of the after-times.

stand, West. Pleaseth your grace, to answer them di- 55 Will not go off until they lear you speak ; rectly,

Lan. They know their duties. How far-forth you do like their articles?

Re-enter 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 youthfulsteersunyok'd, theytake theircourse, My father's purposes have been mistook; 160 Last, west, north, south; or, like a school broke And some about him have too lavishly


[place. Wrested his meaning, and authority. --

Each hurries towards his home, and sportinig ! To take up is to levy, to raise in arms. ? Success for succession.


West. Good tidings, my lord Hastings; for the I Fal. 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 reward of valour. Do you think me a And you, lord archbishop,--and you, lord Mou- swallow, an arrow, or a bullet? Have I, in my bray,

5 poor and old motion, the expedition of thought? Of capital treason I attach you both. I

have speeded hither with the very extremest inch Mowb. Is this proceeding just and honourable of possibility; I have founder'd nine-scoreand odd West. Is your asseinbly so?

posts: and here, travel-tainted as I am, have, in York. Will you thu; break your faith?

my pure and immaculate valour, taken Sir John Lan. I pawn' thee none:

10 Colevile of the dale, a most furious hnight, and I promis'd you redress of these same grievances, valorvus enemy: But what of that? he saw me, Whereof you did complain ; wbich, by mine bo and yielded; that I may justly say with the hooknour,

nos'd fellow of Rome, -I came, saw, and overI will perform with a most christian care.

came. But for vou, rebels,-look to taste the due 15 Lum. It was more his courtesy than your deMeet for rebellion, and such acts as yours.

serving. Most shallowly did you these arms commence, ful. I know not; here he is, and here I yield Fondly' brought here, and foolishly senthence. bim: 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, lleaven, 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; lown picture on the top of it, Colevile kissing my Treason's true bed, and yielder up of breath. I foot: To the which course if I be enforced, if you [Exeunt. Alarum. Excursions. do not all shew like gilt two-pences to me; and

11, in the clear sky of fame, o'ershine you as much SCENE III.

125 as the full moon doth the cinders of the element, Another part of the Forest.

which shew like pin's heads to her; believe not

the word of the noble: Therefore let me have Enter Fulstaff, and Colerile, mecting.

right, and let desert mount. ' Fal. What's your name, sir? of what condition Lan. Thine's too heavy to mount. are you? and of what place, I pray?

301 Ful. 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 Fal. Well then, Colevile is your name; a knight nay co me good, and call it what you will. is vour degree; and your place, thie dale: Colevile Lan. Is thy name Colevile? shall still be your name; a traitor your degree;135) Cole. It is, my lord. and the dungeon your place,--a place deepenough; Lun. A famous rebel art thou, Colevile. so shall you still be Colevile of the dale?."

Fal. And a famous true subject took him. Cole. Are you not Sir John Falstati?

| Cole. I am, my lord, but as my betters are, Fal. As good a man as he, sir, whoe'er I am. That led me hither: had they been rul'd by me, Do ye yield, sir? or shall I sweat for you? Ti 140 You should bave won then dearer than you have. do sweat, they are drops of try lovers, and they | Ful. I know pot 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 Balstatl; and, in

Re-enter Wesimoreland. that thought, yield me.

15 Lun. Have you left pursuit? . Ful. I have a whole school of tongues in this! l'est. Retreat is made, and execution stay'd. belly of mine, and not a tongue of them all speaks | Lun. Send Colevile, with his confederates, any other word but my name. An I had but al To York, to present execution.beily of ariv indillerency, I were simply the most Clunt,lead him hence; and see you guard him sure. active fellow in Europe: My womb, iy wonb),501

[Excunt some rrith Colctile. my wombundoes me.--Ilere comes our general. And now dispatch we toward the court, my lords ; Entor Prince John of Lancaster, and Westmorl! l! hear, the king my father is sore sick:

Lan. The heat is past, follow no farther now; Our news shall gu before us to bis majesty, Call in the powers, good cousin Westmoreland.-- Which, cousin, you shall bear,-to contort him;

[Erit West. 55. And we with sober speed will follow you. Now. Falstaff, where have you been all this while: 1 Fal. My lord, I bescech you, give me leave to When every thing is ended, then you come: lgo through Glostershire; and, when you come to 'These tardy tricks of your's will, on my life, court, stand niy good lord 'pray in your good reOne time or other break some gallows' back. I lport.

di. e. foolishly. 2 The sense of dale is included in deep; a dale is a deep place; a dungeon is a deep place: lie that is in a dungeon may be therefore said to be in a dale. 3 That is, the eagerness of revenge. 4 Cæsar. 'i. e. stund mij good friend in your favourable report of me.

Lar. · Lan. Fare you well, Falstaff; I, in my condi

SCENE IV. tion',

The Palace at Westminster. Shall better speak of you than you deserve. [Er.

Ful. I would, you had but the wit : 'twerel | Enter King Henry, Warwick, Clarence, and better than your dukedom.-Good faith, this saine 51

Gloster, o'c. young sober-blooded boy doth not love me; nor a | K. Henry. Now, lords, if heaven doth give man cannot make 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

for thin! We will our youth lead on to higher helds, drink doth so over-cool their blood, and making 10 And draw no swords but what are sanctify'd. many tish-meals, that they fall into a kind of male Our navy is address'd', our power collected, green-sickness; and then, when they inarry, they! Our substitutes in absence wel invested, get wenches: they are generally fools and cow And every thing lies level to our wish: '. ards ;-which sone of us should be too, but for Only we want a little personal strength; intiammation. A good sherris-sack hath a two-15 And pause us, 'till these rebels, now atoot, 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 environit: makes it apprehensive, Shill soon enjoy.

.. [majesty quick, forgetive', fuli of nimble, fers, and de- K. Henry. Humphrey, my son of Gloster. lectable shapes; which deliver'd o'er to the voice, 20 Where is the pripce 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, beforel | Glo. I do not know, my lord. cold and settled, lett the liver wbite and pale, K. Henry. Is not his brother, Thomas of Clawhich is the badge of pusillanimity and cowardice: 2

rence, with him? but the sherris warms it, and makes it course from Glo. No, my good lorri; he is in presence here. the inwards to the parts extreme. It illumineth Cla. What would my lord and father? the face; which, 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

of Clarence.

. [ther? then the vital commoners, and inland petty spi- 30 How chance, thou art not with the prince thy brorits, mester me all to their captain, the heart;! (He loves thee, and thou dost neglect him, Thomas; who, great, and pull’d up with this 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 oflices thou may'st effect without sack; for that sets it a-work: and learn-35 Of mediation, after I am dead, ing, a mere board 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; lereof comes it, that prince Harry is valiant: for Nor lose the good advantage of his grace, the cold blood he did naturally inherit of bis fa- By seeming cold, or careless of bis will. ther, he hath, like lean, steril, and bare land, ma- 40 For he is gracious, if he be observ'd; mured, husbanded, and tilled, with excellent en- He hath a tear for pity, and a hand 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'ı he's flint; If I had a thousand suns, the first human principle! As humourous as winter", and as sudden I would teach thein, should be to forswear thin 45 As flaws congealed in the spring of day. potations, and to addict themselves to sack.

His temper, therefore, must be well ob erv'd:

Chide him for faults, and do it reverently,
Enter Bardolph.

When you perceive liis blood inclind io mirth: How now, Bardolph?

But, being moody, give him line and scope; Bard. The army is discharged all, and gone. 50Till that his passions, like a whale on ground,

Ful. Let them go. I'll through Glocestershire; Confound themselves with working. Learn this, and there will I vi it ma ter Robert Shallow, est

Thomas, quire: I have him already temperin.,* between And thou shalt prove a shelter to thy friends; my finger and my thunib, and shortly will I seal a hoop of gold to bind thy brothers in; with him. Come away.

[Ereunt.155 That the united vessel of their blood,

'i. e. in my good nature (or condition may perhaps here, as in The Tempest, mean, in my place as commanding otticer) I shall speak better of you than you merit. ?j. e. quick to understand. 'i. e. inventive, imaginative. A very pleasant allusion to the old use of sealing with soft wax. 5i.e. 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 inost intense towards the morning), and being afterwards rarified and let loose by the warmth of the sun, occasion those sudden and impetuous gusts of wind which are called jiuws.




Mingled with venom of suggestion,

The manner 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? Cia. I shall observe him with all care and love. L'ill fortune never come with both hands fiill, · K. Hinry. Why art thou not at Windsor with But write her fair words still in foulest letters? him, Thomas?

She either gives a stoinach, and no food,Ca. He is not there to-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 tlie stomach,—such are the rich, tell that?

flowers. 101 That have abundance, and enjoy it not. Cla. With Poins, and other his continual foi. I should rejoice now at this happy news;

X. Henry. Nost subjectisthefattest soiltowerds; and nowiny sight fails, and my brain is giddy:And he, the noble image of my youth, , I JO me! come near me, now I am much ill. Is overspread with them : Therefore my grief

[Sinks dors. Stretches itself bevond the hour or death;

Glo. Comfort your majesty! The blood weeps froin my heart, when I do shape, Cta. Omny royal father!

flook up: In formis imaginary, the upguided days,

Il'est. My sovereign lord, chear up yourself, And rotten times, that you shall look upon

War. Be patient, princes; you do know these When I am sleeping with my ancestors.

Are with his highness very ordinary.

[tis Forwhen his headstrong riot hath no curb, 20 Stand from hiin, give him air,; he'll straight be well. When rage and hot bloor are his counsellors, Cla. No, no; he cannot long hold out these pangs: When means and lavish manners inect together, the incessant care and labour of his mind O, with what wings shall bis affections fy

llach wrought the mure", that should confine it in, Towards fronting péril and opposil decay! | So thin, that life luuks through, and will break out. War. 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 lau- Hadfoundsome monthsasleep,andleap'dthemover. "Tis needful, that the most immodest word 1 | Cia. The river hailr thrice flow'd,' no ebb beBe look'd upon, and learn'd; which once attain'd, 30

tween: Your higluess knows, comes tu no further use, | And tlie old folk, time's douting 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

Wur. Speak lower, princes, for tlre king recovers. 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 hear me Turning past evils to advantages. (lier comb! Into some other chamber: softly, pray. [heace

K. Henry. 'Tis seklom, when the heedloth leave Let there be no noise made, my gentle friends; Inthedead carrion.-Who's here: Westmoreland: Unless some dullø and favourable lead Enter I'esimoreland.

o Will Whisper music to my weary spirit. I'est. Ilealth to my sovereign! and new happi Hur. Call for the music in the other room. Added to that which ani to deliver! (mes K.Henry.Getmethe crown upon mypillow here, l'rince John, your son, doth kiss your grace's hand:' || Cla. His eye is hollow, and he changes much. Mowbray, the bishop Scroop, Hastings, and all, War. Less noise, less noise. Are brought to the correction of your law; +51 They contcythe king toun inner part of the roon. There is not now a rebel's sword unsheathil,

Enter Prince Henry. But peace puts forth her olive every where,

P. Ilenry. Who saw the duke of Clarence? The manner how this action has been borne,

Cla. I am wire, brother, full of heaviness. Ilere, at more leisure, may your highuess read; P. Henry. How now! rain within doors, and With every course, in his particular. (bire, 50 Hlow doth the king?

(none abroad! K. Henry. ( Westmoreland, thou art a summer Glo. Exceeding ill. Which ever in the haunch of winter sings | P'. Ilenry. Ilcard be the good news yet? The lifting up of day. Look! here's more news. Tell it hiin. Enter Harcourt.

Glo. He alter'd much upon the hearing it. Hair. From esemies heaven keep your majesty: 15 P. Henri. U he be sicki And wiien they stand against you, may they fall i With joy, he will recover without physic. As those that I am come to tell vou of!

Bur. Not so much noise, my lords:-sweet The earl Vorthumberland, and the lord Bardulph, 1 prince, speak low; With a great power of English and of Scots, The king your fatlier is dispos'd to sleep. Are by the sbu rift of Yorkshire overthrown: 60l Clu. Let us withdraw into the other room.

* Rash, is quick, violent, sudden. ?i. e. his passions. His is used for its, very frequently in ticole plays. ^i. e. the wall. i. e. make me afraid. : That is, equivocal births, produtions not brought forth according to the stated laus of generation. This is historically true. It happened on the 12th of October, 1411. : Dull signities melancholy, gentle, soothing. is still the custom in France to plac: the crown on the king's pillow when he is dying.


War. Will't please yourgrace to goalong with us!! Their bopes with industry;
P. Henry. No; I will sit and watch here by the For this they have engrossed and pild up

king. [Exeunt all but Prince Henry. The cankerd heaps of strange-atchieved gold; Why doth the crown lie there upon his pillow, For this they have been thoughtful to invest Being so troublesome a bed-lellow?

15 Their sous with arts and martial exercises : O polish'u perturbation! golden care!

When, like the bee, tolling* from every flower That keep'st the ports' of sluinber open wide The virtuous sweets;

(honey, To many a watchiul night! -sleep with it now! Our thighs pack'd with wax, our mouths wiib Yet not so sound, and halt so deeply sweet, We bring it to the live; and, like the bees, As he, whose brow, with homely bisgen' bound, 10 Are murder'd for our pains. This bitter taste Snores out the watch of night. O majesty! Yield his engrossments to the ending father. When thou dost piuch thy bearer, thou dost sit

Re-enter Warwick. 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 Tillhis friend sickness liath determin’dme: (room, There lies a downy feather, which stirs not: 115 War. 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 quati'd but blood, This sleep is sound, indeed; this is a sleep, Woulū, by beholding him, have wash'd his knife That from this golden rigol' hath divorc'd 20 With genile eye-drops. Heis coming hither. So many English kings. Thy due, froin me, | K. Vienry, But wherefore did he take away the Is tears, and heavy sorrows of the biool;

crown? Which nature, love, and filial tenderness

Re-enter Prince Henry. Shall, 0 dear father, pay thee plenteously: Lowhere he comes --Come hitherto me, Harry:-My due, from thee, is this imperial crown; 125 Depart the chambér, leave us here alone. Which, as immediate from thy place and blood,

[Exeunt Lords, &c. . Derives itself to me. Lo, here it sits,-

P.Henry.I neverthought tonearyou speak again. [Putting it on his head. K. Henry. Thy wish was father, 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 chou so hunger for my empty chair, Into one giant arın, it shall not force

| That thou wilt needs invest thee with mine honours This lineal honour froin me: this from thee Before thy hour be ripe? ( foolish youth! Will I to mine leave, as 'tis leit to me. [Erit. Thouseck'st thegreatness thatwilloverwhelni thee. K. Henry. Warwick! Gloster! Clarence ! Stay but a little ; for my cloud of dignity

Re-enter Warwick and the rest. 35 Is beld from falling with so weak a windd, Cla. Doth the king call? [your grace That it will yuickly drop: my day is dim. War. What would your majesty? How fares Thou hast stoln that, which, after some few hours, K. Henry. Why did you leave me here alone, Were thine without offence; and, at my death, my lords?

[liege, Thou hast seal'd up my expectation: Cla. We left the prince my brother here, my 40 Thy life did manifest thou lov'dst me not, Who undertook to sit and watch by you.

And thou wilt have me die assured of it. K. Henry. The prince of Walesi Where is he? Thou hid'st a thousand daggers in thy thoughts; let me see him:

Which thou hast whetted on thy stony heart, He is not here.

To stab at half an hour of my life. War. This door is open; he is gone this way. 45 What! can'st thou not forbear me half an hour? Glo. He came not through the chamber where Then get thee gone, and dig my grave thyself; we stay'd.

[iny pillow and bic! the merry bells ring to thine car, K. Hlen. Where is the crown? who took it from That thou art crowned, not that I am dead. War, When we withdrew, my liege, we leltill. Let all the tears that should bedew my hearse, here.

(serk him out.50 Be drops of balon, to sanctify thy head: K. Henry. The prince hath ta'en it hence:--go, Only compouline with forgotten dust; Is he so hasty, that he doth suppose

Give that, which gave thee life, unto the worms. My sleep my death?

[hither.- ! Pluck down my officers, break my decrees; Find him, my lord of Warwick; chile him For now a tine is come to mock at forin, This part of his conjoins with my decease, Care 55 Harry the Fifth is crown'd:-Up, vanity! And helps to end me.--See, sons, what things you Dowli, royalstate! all you sage counsellors, hence! How quickly nature falls into revolt,

Ind to the English court assemble now, When gold becomes her object!

Froin every region, apes of idleness ! For this the foolish over-caremul fathers

Now, neighbourcontines, purge you of yoursuin: Have broke their sleeps with thought, their brain:00 Have you a rullian, that will swear, drink, dance, . with care,

(Revel ihe night; rob, murder, and cominit :

Sie 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 take ing tall. ? His accumulations. • i. e. thou hast confirmed my opinion...



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