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Being with his presence glutted, gorg'd, and The long-grown wounds of my intemperance: full.

If not, the end of life cancels all bands; And in that very line, Harry, stand'st thou : And I will die a hundred thousand deaths, For thou hast lost thy princely privilege, Ere break the smallest parcel of this vow. With vile participation; not an eye

K. Hen. A hundred thousand rebels die in But is a-weary of thy common sight,

this: Save mine, which háth desir'd to see thee more; Thou shalt have charge, and sovereign trust, Which now doth that I would not have it do,

herein. Make blind itself with foolish tenderness. P. Hen. I shall hereafter, my thrice-gracious

Enter Blunt. lord,

How now, good Blunt ? thy looks are full of Be more myself.

speed. K. Hen. For all the world,

Blunt. So hath the business that I come to As thou art to this hour, was Richard then

speak of.
When I from France set foot at Ravenspurg ; Lord Mortimer of Scotland hath sent word,
And even as I was then, is Percy now.

That Douglas, and the English rebels, met,
Now, by my sceptre, and my soul to boot, The eleventh of this month, at Shrewsbury:
He hath more worthy interest to the state, A mighty and a fearful head they are,
Than thou, the shadow of succession :

If promises be kept on every hand,
For, of no right, nor colour like to right, As ever offer'd foul play in a state.
He doth till fields with harness in the realm ; K. Hen. The earl of Westmoreland set forth
Turns head against the lion's armed jaws;

to-day ;
And, being no more in debt to years than thou, with him my son, Lord John of Lancaster ;
Leads ancient lords, and reverend bishops on, For this advertisement is five days oli :-
To bloody battles, and to bruising arms. On Wedcesday next, Harry, you shall set
What never dying honour hath he got

Forward ; on Thursday, we ourselves will
Against renowned Douglas; whose high deeds, march:
Whose hot incursions, and great name in arms, Our meeting is Bridgnorth: and, Harry, you
Holds from all soldiers chief majority,

Shall march through Glostershire ; by which And military title capital,

account, Through all the kingdoms that acknowledge Our business valued, some twelve days hence Christ?

Our general forces at Bridgnorth shall meet. Thrice hath this Hotspur Mars in swathing Our hands are full of business: let's away; clothes,

Advantage feeds him fat, while men delay. This infant warrior, in his enterprises

[Ereunt Discomfited great Douglas; ta'en him once,

SCENE III. Enlarged him, and made a friend of him,

Eastcheap. A Room in the Boar's Head Tavern. To fill the mouth of deep defiance up,

Enter Falstaff and Bardolph. And shake the peace and safety of our throne. And what say you to this ? Percy, Northumber- Fal. Bardolph, am I not fallen away vilely land,

since this last action ? do I not bate ? do I not The archbishop's grace of York, Donglas, Mor- dwindle? Why, my skin hangs about me like an timer,

old lady's loose gown: I am wither'd like an old Capitulate against us, and are up.

apple.john. Well, I'll repent, and that suddenBut wherefore do I tell these news to thee? ly, while I am in some liking; I shall be out of Why, Harry, do I tell thee of my foes, heart shortly, and then I shall have no strength Which art my near'st and dearest enemy? to repent. An I have not forgotten what the Thou that art like enough,--throngh vassal fear, inside of a church is made of, I am a pepper-corn, Base inclination, and the start of spleen, a brewer's horse: the inside of a church! ComTo fight against me under Percy's pay, pany, villanous company, hath been the spoil To dog his heels, and court'sy at his frowns, of me. to show how much degenerate thou art. Bard. Sir John, you are so fretful, you cannot P. Hen. Do not think so, you shall not find live long. it so ;

Fal. Why, there is it :--come, sing me a bawdy And God forgive them, that have so much song; make me merry. I was as virtuously sway'd

given, as a gentleman need to be ; virtuous Your majesty's good thoughts away from me! enough: swore little ; diced, not above seven I will redeem all this on Percy's head,

times a week; went to a bawdy house, not above And, in the closing of some glorious day, once in a quarter-of an hour; paid money that Be bold to tell you, that I am your son; I borrowed, three or four times; lived well, and When I will wear a garment all of blood, in good compass : and now I live out of all order, And stain my favours in a bloody mask, out of all compass. Which, wash'd away, shall scour my shame Bard. Why, you are so fat, Sir John, that you with it.

must needs be out of all compass; out of all
And that shall be the day, whene'er it lights, reasonable compass, Sir John.
That this same child of honour and renown, Fal. Do thou amend thy face, and I'll amend
This gallant Hotspur, this all-praised knight, my life: Thou art our admiral, thou bearest
And your unthought-of Harry, chance to meet : the lantern in the poop --but 'tis in the nose of
For every honour sitting on his helm,

thee: thou art the knight of the burning lamp.
'Would they were multitudes; and on my head Bard. Why, Sir John, my face does you no
My shames redoubled! for the time will come, harm.
That I shall make this northern youth exchange Fal. No, I'll be sworn; I make as good nse
His glorious deeds for my indignities.

of it as many a man doth of a death's head, or Percy is but my factor, good my lord,

memento mori: I never see thy face, but I think To engross up glorious deeds on my behalf; upon hell-fire, and Dives that lived in purple; And I will call him to so strict account,

for there he is in his robes, burning, burning if That he shall render every glory up,

thou wert any way given to virtue, I would Yea, even the slightest worship of his time, swear by thy face; my oath should be, By this Or I will tear the reckoning from his heart fire: but thou art altogether given over; and This, in the name of God, I promise here: wert indeed, but for the light in thy face, the The which if he be pleas'd I shall perform, son of utter darkness. When thou ran'st up I do beseech your majesty, may salve

Gads-hill in the night to catch my horse, if I did

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not think thou hadst been an ignis fatuus, or a speaks most vilely of you, like a fonl-mouthed ball of wildfire, there's no purchase in money. O, man as he is; and said he would cudgel you. thou art a perpetual triumph, an everlasting, P. Hen. What! he did not ? bonfire-light I Thou hast saved me a thousand, Host. There's neither faith, truth, nor woman. marks in links and torches, walking with thee in hood in me else. the night betwixt tavern and tavern: but the Fal. There's no more faith in thee than in a sack that thou hast drunk me, would have bought stewed prune; nor no more truth in thee, than me lights as good cheap, at the dearest chand- in a drawn fox; and for womanhood, 'maid ler's in Europe. I have maintain'd that Sala. Marian may be the deputy's wife of the ward to mander of yours with fire, any time this two and thee. Go, you thing, go. thirty years; Heaven reward me for it!

Host. Say, what thing? what thing? Bard. 'Sblood, I would my face were in your Fal. What thing? why a thing to thank God on. belly !

Host. I am nothing to thank God on, I would Fal. God-a-mercy! so should I be sure to be thou should'st know it; I am an honest man's heart-burned.

wife; and, setting thy knighthood aside, thou

art a knave to call me so. Enter Hostess.

Fal. Setting thy womanhood aside, thou art a How now, dame Partlet the hen? have you in beast to say otherwise. quired yet, who picked my pocket?

Host Say, what beast, thon knave thou? Host. Why, Sir John! what do you think, Fal. What beast? why an otter Sir John? Do you think I keep thieves in my P. Hen. An otter, Sir John! why an otter? house? I have searched, I have inquired, so has Fal. Why? she's neither fish, nor flesh; a my husband, man by man, boy by boy, servant man knows not where to have her. by servant: the tithe of a hair was never lost in Host. Thou art an unjust man in saying so; my house before.

thou or any man knows where to have me, thou Fal. You lie, hostess; Bardolph was shaved I knave thou. and lost many a hair: and I'll be sworn, my P. Hen. Thou sayest true, hostess; and he pocket was picked: Go to, you are a woman, slanders the most grossly. go.

Host. So he doth you, my lord; and said this Host. Who I? I defy thee: I was never called other day, you ought him a thousand pound. 80 in mine own house before.

P. Hen. Sirrah, do I owe you a thousand Fal. Go to, I know you well enough.

pound? Host. No, Sir John; you do not know me, Fal. A thousand pound, Hal ? a million : thy Sir John: 'I know you, Sir John: you owe me love is worth a million : thou owest me thy love. money, Sir John, and now you pick a quarrel Host. Nay, my lord, he called you Jack, and to beguile me of it: I bought you a dozen of said he would cudgel you. shirts to your back.

Fal. Did I, Bardolph ? Fal. Dowlas, filthy dowlas: I have given them Bard. Indeed, Sir John, you said so. away to bakers' wives, and they have made Fal. Yea; if he said my ring was copper bolters of them. Tlust

. Now, as I am a true woman, holland of good as thy word nie wpper: Darest thou be as eight shillings an ell. You owe money here be- Fal. Why, Hal, thou knowest, as thou art but sides, Sir John, for your diet, and by-drinkings, man, I dare : but, as thou art prince, I fear thee, and inoney lent you, four and twenty pound. as I fear the roaring of the lion's whelp. Fal. He had his part of it; let him pay. P. Hen. And why not, as the lion ? Host. He ? alas, he is poor; he hath nothing. Fal. The king himself is to be feared as the Fal. How! poor? look upon his face; What lion: Dost thou think I'll fear thee as I fear thy call you rich? let them coin his nose, let them father? nay, an I do, I pray God, my girdle coin his cheeks; I'll not pay a denier. What, break! will you make a younker of me? shall I not P. Hen. O, if it should, how would thy guts take mine ease in mine inn, but I shall have my fall about thy knees ! But, sirrah, there's no pocket picked? I have lost a seal ring of my room for faith, truth, nor honesty, in this bosom grandfather's, worth forty mark.

of thine; it is all fill'd up with guts, and midrift. Host. O Jesu! I have heard the prince tell him, Charge an honest woman with picking thy I know not how oft, that the ring was copper. pocket! Why, thou whoreson, impudent, em

Fal. How! the prince is a Jack, a sneak-cup; bossed rascal, if there were any thing in thy and, if he were here, I would cudgel him like a pocket but tavern-reckonings, memorandums dog, if he would say so.

of bawdy-houses, and one poor penny-worth of Enter Prince Henry and Poins, marching. Fal pocket were enriched with any other injuries

sugar-candy to make thee long-winded; if thy staff meets the Prince, playing on his trun. but these, I am a villain. And yet you will stand cheon like a fife.

to it; you will not pocket up wrong ; Art thou Fal. How now, lad ? is the wind in that door, not ashamed ? i'faith? must we all march?

Fal. Dost thou hear, Hal ? thou knowest, in Bard. Yea, two and two, Newgate fashion. the state of innocency, Adam fell; and what Host. My lord, I pray you, hear me.

should poor Jack Falstaff do, in the days of vilP. Hen. What sayest thon, mistress Quickly ? lany ? Thou seest, I have more filesh than another How does thy husband ? I love him well, he is man; and therefore more frailty.—You conan honest man.

fess then, yon picked my pocket ?
Host. Good my lord, hear me.

P. Hen. It appears so by the story.
Fal. 'Pr’ythee, let her alone, and list to me. Fal. Hostess, I forgive thee: Go, make ready
P. Hen. What sayest thou, Jack ?

breakfast; love thy husband, look to thy serFal. The other night I fell asleep here behind vants, cherish thy guests: thou shalt find me the arras, and had my pocket picked: this tractable to any honest reason: thou seest, I am house is torned bawdy-house, they pick pockets. pacified.--Still? Nay, pr’ythee be gone. (Erit. P. Hen. What didst thou lose, Jack?

Hostess.] Now, Hal, to the news at court : for Fal. Wilt thou believe me, Hal? three or four the robbery, lad, how is that answered ? bonds of forty pound a-piece, and a seal-ring of P. Hen. O, my sweet beef, I must still be my grandfather's.

good angel to thee :-The money is paid back P. Hen. A trifle, some eight-penny matter. again. Host. So I told him, my lord; and I said I Fal. O, I do not like that paying back, 'tis a heard your grace say so: And, my lord, hel double labour.

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P. Hen. I am good friends with my father, and Yet doth he give us bold advertisement,
may do any thing.

That with our small conjunction we should on,
Fal. Rob me the exchequer the first thing thou To see how fortune is dispos'd to us :
doest, and do it with unwashed hands too. For, as he writes, there is no quailing now;
Bard. Do, my lord.

Because the king is certainly possess'd
P. Hen. I have procured thee, Jack, a charge of all our purposes. What say you to it?
of foot

Wor. Your father's sickness is a maim to us. Fal. I would, it had been of horse. Where Hot. A perilous gash, a very limb lopp'd off shall I find one that can steal well ? O for a fine And yet, in faith, 'tis not ; his present want thief, of the age of two and twenty, or there. Seems more than we shall find it:-Were it good, abouts! I am heinously unprovided. Well, God To set the exact wealth of all our states be thanked for these rebels, they offend none but All at one cast ? to set so rich a main the virtuous; 1 laud them, 1 praise them. On the nice hazard of one doubtful hour ? P. Hen. Bardolph

It were not good; for therein should we read
Bard. My lord.

The very bottom and the soul of hope ;
P. Hen. Go bear this letter to Lord John of The very list, the very utmost bound
Lancaster,---my brother John ;--this to my lord or all our fortunes.
of Westmoreland.-Go, Poins, to horse, to horse; Doug.

'Faith, and so we should;
for thou, and I, have thirty miles to ride yet ere Where now remains a sweet reversion ;
dinner time. -Jack, meet me tomorrow i'the We may boldly spend upon the hope of what
Temple-hall at two o'clock i'the afternoon : Is to come in :
there shalt thou know thy charge: and there A comfort of retirement lives in this.
receive money, and order for their furniture. Hot. A rendezvous, a bome to fly unto,
The land is burning ; Percy stands on high; If that the devil and mischance look big
And either they, or we, must lower lie.

Upon the maidenhead of our affairs.
[Exeunt Prince, Poins, and Bardolph. Wor. But yet, I would your father had been
Fal. Rare words! brave world -Hostess, here.
my breakfast ; come:-

The quality and hair of our attempt
O, I could wish, this tavern were my drum. Brooks no division : It will be thought

[Exit. By some, that know not why he is away,

That wisdom, loyalty, and mere dislike

of our proceedings, kept the earl from hence; ACT IV.

And think, how such an apprehension

May turn the tide of fearful faction, SCENE I. The rebel Camp near Shrewsbury. And breed a kind of question in our canse:

For, well you know, we of the offering side Enter Hotspur, Worcester, and Douglas.

Must keep aloof from strict arbitrement;
Hot. Well said, my noble Scot : if speaking And stop all sight-boles, every loop, from whence
truth,

The eye of reason may pry in upon us :
en this fine age, were not thought flattery, This absence of your father's draws a curtain,
Such attribution should the Douglas have, That shows the ignorant a kind of fear
As not a soldier of this season's stamp

Before not dreamt of.
Should go so general current through the world. Hot.

You strain too far. By heaven, I cannot flatter ; I defy

I, rather, of his absence make this use ;-
The tongues of soothers; but a braver place It lends a lustre, and more great opinion,

n my heart's love, hath no man than yourself: A larger dare to our great enterprise,
Nay, task me to the word; approve me, lord. Than if the earl were here: for men must think,
Doug. Thou art the king of honour ;

If we, without his help, can make a head,
No man so potent breathes upon the ground, To push against the kiugdom; with his help,
But I will beard him.

We shall o'erturn it topsy-turvy down.--.
Hot.
Do so, and 'tis well :-Yet all goes well, yet all our joints are whole.

Doug. As heart can think there is not such
Enter a Messenger, with Letters.

a word
What letters hast thou there ?-I can but thank Spoke of in Scotland, as this term of fear.
you.

Enter Sir Richard Vernon.
Mess. These letters come from your father, -
Hot. Letters from him! why comes he not Hot. My cousin Vernon! welcome, by my soul.
himself 1-

Ver. 'Pray God, my news be worth a welcome,
Mcss. He cannot come, my lord; he's griev lord.

The earl of Westmoreland, seven thousand
Hot. 'Zounds! how has he the leisure to be sick, strong,
In such a justling time? Who leads his power? Is marching hitherwards ; with him, Prince
Under whose government come they along?

John.
Mess. His letters bear his mind, not I, my lord. Hot. No harm: What more?
Wor. I pr'ythee, tell me, doth he keep his bed ? Ver.

And further, I have learn'd
Mess. He did, my lord, four days ere I set The king himself in person is set forth,
forth,

Or hitherwards intended speedily,
And at the time of my departure thence, With strong and mighty preparation.
He was much fear'd by his physicians.

Hot. He shall be welcome too. Where is his
Wor. I would, the state of time had first been

son, whole,

The nimble-footed mad-cap prince of Wales,
Ere he by sickness had been visited ;

And his comrades, that daff®d the world aside,
His health was never better worth than now. And bid it pass?
Hot. Sick now! droop now I this sickness doth Ver.

All furnish'd, all in arms,
infect

All plum'd like estridges that wing the wind; The very life-blood of our enterprise ;

Bated like eagles having lately bath'd; "Tis catching hither, even to our camp.

Glittering in golden coats, like images;
He writes me here,- that inward sickness As full of spirit as the month of May,
And that his friends by deputation could not And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer;
So soon be drawn; nor did he think it meet, Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls.
To lay so dangerous and dear a trust

I saw young Harry, - with his beaver on,
On any soul rcmov'd, but on his own.

His cuisses on his thighe, gallantly arm'd

ous sick.

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Ver.

unto ?

Rise from the ground like feather'd Mercury, such scare-crows. I'll not march through Ca And vaulted with such ease into his seat, ventry with them, that's flat :-Nay, and the vil As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, lains march wide betwixt the legs, as if they To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,

had

gyves on; for indeed, I had the most of them And witch the world with noble horsemanship. out of prison. There's but a shirt and a half in Hot. No more, no more; worse than the sun all my company : and the half-shirt is two napin March,

kins, tacked together, and thrown over the This praise doth nourish agues. Let them come; shoulders like a herald's coat without sleeves; They come like sacrifices in their trim, and the shirt, to say the truth, stolen from my And to the fire-ey'd maid of smoky war, bost at Saint Albans, or the red-nose inn-keeper All hot, and bleeding, will we offer them : of Daintry. But that's all one; they'll find The mailed Mars shall on his altar sit,

linen enough on every hedge. Up to the ears in blood. I am on fire, To hear this rich reprisal is so nigh,

Enter Prince Henry and Westmoreland. And yet not ours :--Come, let me take my horse, P. Hen. How now, blown Jack ? how now, Who is to bear me, like a thunderbolt,

quilt? Against the bosom of the prince of Wales: Fal. What, Hal ? How now, mad wag? what Harry to Harry shall, hot horse to horse,

a devil dost thou in Warwickshire ?- My good

I Meet, and ne'er part, till one drop down'a corse. lord of Westmoreland, I cry you mercy; 0, that Glendower were come !

thought your honour' had already been at There is more news:

Shrewsbury: I learn'd in Worcester, as I rode along,

West. 'Faith, Sir John, 'tis more than timo He cannot draw his power this fourteen days.

that I were there, and you too; but my powers Doug. That's the worst tidings that I hear of are there already: The king, I can tell you, yet.

looks for us all: we must away to-night. Wor.

Ay, by my faith, that bears a frosty sound. Fal. Tut, never fear me: I am as vigilant as Hot. What may the king's whole battle reach a cat to steal cream.

P. Hen. I think, to steal cream indeed; for Ver. To thirty thousand.

thy theft hath already made thee butter.' But Hot.

Forty let it be ;

tell me, Jack; whose fellows are these that come My father and Glendower being both away,

after ? The powers of us may serve so great a day.

Fal. Mine, Hal, mine. Come, let us make a muster speedily:

P. Hen. I did never see such pitiful rascals. Doomsday is near ; die all, die merrily.

Fal. Tut, tut; good enough to toss; food for Doug. Talk not of dying; I am out of fear powder, food for powder; they'll fill a pit, as Of death, or death's hand, for this one half year. well as better : tush, man, mortal men, mortal

[Ereunt. men.

West. Ay, but, Sir John, methinks they are SCENE II. A Publick Road near Coventry. exceeding poor and bare ; too beggarly. Enter Falstaff and Bardolph.

Fal. 'Faith, for their poverty , -I know not

where they had that: and for their bareness, Frl. Bardolph, get thee before to Coventry : I am sure they never learn'd that of me. fill me a bottle of sack; our soldiers shall march

P. Hen. No, I'll be sworn; unless you call chrough; we'll to Sutton-Colfield to-night. three fingers on the ribs bare. But, sirrah, Bard. Will you give me money, captain ?

make haste; Percy is already in the field. Fal. Lay out, lay out.

Fal. What, is the king encamped ? Bard. This botile makes an angel.

West. He is, Sir John; I fear, we shall stay Fal An if it do, take it for thy labour ; and if too long. it make twenty, take them all, I'll answer the

Fal. Well, coinage. Bid my lieutenant Peto meet me at the To the latter end of a fray, and the beginning town's end.

of a feast, Bard. I will, captain : farewell. [Exit. Fits a dull fighter, and a keen guest. (Exeunt. Fil. If I be not ashamed of my soldiers, I am SCENE III. The Rebel Camp near Shrews a souced gurnet. I have misused the king's press

bury damnably. I have got, in exchange of a hundred and fifty soldiers, three hundred and odd pounds.

Enter Hotspur, Worcester, Douglas, and I press me none but good householders, ycomen's

Vernon. soos: inquire me out contracted bachelors, such Hot. We'll fight with him to-night. as had been asked twice on the bans; such a Wor.

It may not be commodity of warm slaves, as had as lief hear Doug. You give him then advantage. the devil as a drum; such as fear the report of Ver.

Not a whit. a caliver, worse than a struck fowl, or a hurt Hot. Why say you so ? looks he not for supply? wild-duck. I pressed me none but such toasts Ver. So do we. and butter, with hearts in their bellies no bigger Hot.

His is certain, ours is doubtful. than pins' heads, and they have bought out their Wor. Good cousin, be advis'd; stir not toservices, and now my whole charge consists of night. ancients, corporals, lieutenants, gentlemen of Ver. Do not, my lord. companies, slaves as ragged as Lazarus in the Doug.

You do not counsel well; painted cloth, where the glutton's dogs licked You speak it out of fear, and cold heart. his sores; and such as, indeed, were never sol. Ver. Do me no slander, Douglas: by my life, diers; but discarded unjust serving men, younger (And I dare well maintain it with my life) sons to younger brothers, revolted tapsters, and if well-respected honour bid me on, ostlers trade-fallen : the cankers of a calm world, I hold as little counsel with weak féar, and a long peace; ten times more dishonourable As you, my lord, or any Scot that lives : ragged than an old faced ancient : and such Let it be seen to-morrow in the battle, have I, to fill up the rooms of them that have Which of us fears. bought out their services, that you would think, Doug.

Yea, or to-night. that I had a hundred and fifty tatter'd prodigals, Ver

Content. lately come from swine keeping, from eating Hot. To-night, say I. draff and husks. A mad fellow met me on the Ver.

Come, come, it may not be way, and told me, I had unloaded all the gibbets, I wonder much, being men of such great lead. and pressed the dead bodics. No eye hath seen ing,

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That you foresee not what impediments In short time after, he depos'd the king;
Drag back our expedition : Certain horse Soon after that, depriv'd him of his life;
Of my cousin Vernon's are not yet come up: And, in the neck of that, task'd the whole state
Your uncle Worcester's horse came but to-day; To make that worse, suffer'd his kinsman Marco
And now their pride and mettle is asleep, (Who is, if every owner were well plac'd,
Their courage with hard lab ur tame and dall, Indeed his king.) 10 be engag'd in Wales,
That not a horse is half the half of himself. There without ransome to lie forfeited:
Hot. So are the horses of the enerny

Disgrac'd me in my happy victories;
In general, journey-bated, and hronght low; Sought to entrap me by intelligence:
The better part of ours is full of rest.

Rated my uncle from the council-board;
Wor. The number of the king exceedeth ours: In rage dismiss'd my father from the court;
For God's sake, cousin, stay till all coine in. Broke oath on oath, commiued wrong on wrong
[The trumpet sounds a parley. And, in conclusion, drove us to seek out

This head of safety; and, withal, to pry
Enter Sir Walter Blunt.

Into his title, the which we find Blunt. I come with gracious offers from the Too indirect for long continuance. king,

Blunt Shall I return this answer to the king
If you vouchsafe me hearing, and respect. Hot. Not so, Sir Walter; We'll withdraw
Hol. Welcome, Sir Walter Blunt; and 'woold awhile.
to God,

Go to the king; and let there be impawn'd
You were of our determination !

Some surety for a safe return again,
Some of us love you well; and even those some And in the morning early shall mine uncle
Envy your great deserving, and good name; Bring him our purposes : and so farewell.
Because you are not of our quality,

Blunt. I would you would accept of grace
But stand against is like an enemy.

and love Blunt. And God defend, but still I should Hot. And, may be, so we shall. stand so,

Blunt.

'Pray heaven, you do! So long as, ont of limit, and true rule,

(Ereun. You stand against anointed majesty!

SCENE IV. York.
But, to my charge. The king hath sent to know
The nature of your griefs; and whereupon

A Room in the Archbishop's House.
You conjure from the breast of civil peace
Such bold hostility, teaching his duteous land

Enter the Archbishop of York, and a Gentleman
Andacious cruelty : If that the king

Arch. Hie, good Sir Michael; bear this sealer Flave any way your good deserts forgot,

brief, Which he confesseth to be manifold,

With winged haste, to the lord mareshal; He bids you name your griets; and, with all This to my cousin Scruop; and all the rest speed,

To whom they are direcied: if you knew
You shall have your desires, with interest ; How much they do import, you would make
And pardon absolute for yourself, and these,

haste. Here in misled by your suggestion

Gent. My good lord, Hot. The king is kind; and, well we know, I guess their tenor. the king

Arch.

Like enough, you do
Knows at what time to promise, when to pay. Tomorrow, good Sir Michael, is a day,
My father, and my uncle, and myself,

Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men
Did give him that same royalty he wears: Must 'bide the touch: For, sir, at Shrewsbury,
And, when he was not six and twenty strong, As I am truly given to understand,
Sick in the world's regard, wretched and low, The king, with mighty and quick raised power,
A poor unminded outlaw, sneaking home,-- Meets with Lord Harry: and I fear, Sir Mi
My father gave him welcome to the shore:

chael,-
And,- when he heard him swear, and vow to What with the sickness of Northumberland,
God,

(Whose power was in the first proportion) He came but to be duke of Lancaster,

And what with Owen Glendower's absence,
To sue his livery, and beg his peace;

thence,
With tears of innocency, and terms of zeal, (Who with them was a rated sinew too,
My father, in kind heart and pity mov'd, And comes not in, o'er-ruled by prophecies,)-
Swore him assistance, and perform'd it too. I fear, the power of Percy is too weak
Now, when the lords and barons of the realm To wage an instant trial with the king:
Perceiv'd Northumberland did lean to him, Gent. Why, good my lord, you need not fear;
The more and less came in with cap and knee; there's Douglas,
Met him in boroughs, cities, villages;

And Lord Mortimer.
Attended him on bridges, stool in lanes,

Arch.

No, Mortimer's not there. Laid gifts before him, proffer'd him their oaths, Gent. But there is Mordake, Vernon, Lord Gave him their heirs as pages, follow'd him,

Harry Percy,
Even at the heels, in goldeu multitudes.

And there's my lord of Worcester"; and a head
He presently, -as greatness knows itself, Of gallant warriors, noble gentlemen.
Steps me a little higher than his vow,

Arch. And so there is : but yet the king bath
Made to my father, while his blood was poor,

drawn Upon the naked shore at Ravenspurg:

The special head of all the land together :-
And, now forsooth, takes on him to reform T'he prince of Wales, Lord John of Lancaster,
Some certain edicts, and some strait decrees, The noble Westmoreland, and warlike Blunt;
That lie too heavy on the commonwealth: And many more cor-rivals, and dear men
Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep

Of estimation and command in arms.
Over his country's wrongs; and, by this face, Gent. Doubt not, my lord, they shall be wel
This seeming brow of justice, did he win
The hearts of all that he did angle for.

Arch. I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear;
Proceeded further; cut me off the heads And, to prevent the worst, Sir Michael, speed:
Of all the favourites, that the absent king For, if Lord Percy thrive not, ere the king
In deputation left behind him here,

Dismiss his power, he means to visit us,-
When he was personal in the Irish war. For he hath heard of our confederacy,
Blunt. Tut, I came not to hear this.

And 'tis but wisdom to make strong against
Hot.
Then, to the point.

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