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Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep
Blunt. Tut, I came not to hear this.
Then, to the point.-
Blunt. Shall I return this answer to the king ?
Hot. Not so, sir Walter; we'll withdraw awhile. Go to the king; and let there be impawned Some surety for a safe return again, And in the morning early shall mine uncle Bring him our purposes, and so farewell.
1 So in Painter's Palace of Pleasure: “Great mischiefes succedyng one in another's necke." Tasked is here used for tared; it was common to use these words indiscriminately, says Steevens. Taskes were tributes or subsidies, and should not be confounded with taxes, which are carefully distinguished by Baret. He interprets “ telonium, the place where taskes or tributes are paied.” Philips, in his World of Words, says, “ Tasck is an old British word, signifying tribute, from whence haply cometh our word task, which is a duty or labour imposed upon any one.”
2 The old copies read engaged, which Theobald altered to incaged: to be engaged is to be pledged as a hostage.
Blunt. I would you would accept of grace and love.
'Pray Heaven, you do!
SCENE IV. A Room in the Archbishop's House.
Enter the Archbishop of York, and a Gentleman.
Arch. Hie, good sir Michael ; bear this sealed brief, With winged haste, to the lord mareshal ; 1 This to my cousin Scroop; and all the rest To whom they are directed. If How much they do import, you would make haste.
Gent. My good lord, I guess
their tenor. Arch.
Like enough, you do. To-morrow, good sir Michael, is a day, Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men Must 'bide the touch. For, sir, at Shrewsbury, As I am truly given to understand, The king, with mighty and quick-raised power, Meets with lord Harry; and I fear, sir Michael,What with the sickness of Northumberland, (Whose power was in the first proportion,) And what with Owen Glendower's absence thence, (Who with them was a rated sinew too, Ànd comes not in, o'erruled by prophecies,)I fear the power of Percy is too weak To wage an instant trial with the king. Gent. Why, good my lord, you need not fear; there's
Douglas, And lord Mortimer. Arch.
No, Mortimer's not there
1 Thomas lord Mowbray.
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2 A strength on which we reckoned.
Arch. And so there is; but yet the king hath drawn The special head of all the land togetherThe prince of Wales, lord John of Lancaster, The noble Westmoreland, and warlike Blunt; And many more corrivals, and dear men Of estimation and command in arms.
Gent. Doubt not, my lord, they shall be well opposed.
Arch. I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear;
SCENE I. The King's
The King's Camp near Shrewsbury.
Enter King HENRY, PRINCE HENRY, PRINCE JOHN
of Lancaster, Sir WALTER Blunt, and Sir John FALSTAFF.
K. Hen. How bloodily the sun begins to peer
The southern wind
1 “I do not know (says Mr. Blakeway) whether Shakspeare ever surveyed the ground of Battlefield, but he has described the sun's rising over Haughmound hill from that spot as accurately as if he had. It stil! merits the name of a busky hill.” Milton writes the word, perhaps more properly, bosky ; it is from the French boscageur, woody.
K. Hen. Then with the losers let it sympathize ;
Trumpet. Enter Worcester and VERNON.
did give a fair and natural light;
Wor. Hear me, my liege ;
Wor. It pleased your majesty to turn your looks
I must remember you, my lord,
1 In an old cookery book, printed in 1596, I find a receipt for making chewets, which, from their ingredients, seem to have been fal, greasy puddings.-Steerens.
did swear that oath at Doncaster,
K. Hen. These things, indeed, you have articulated,"
1 “The Titling, therefore, that sitteth, being thus deceived, hatcheth the egge, and bringeth up the chicke of another bird :—and this she doth so long, untill the young cuckow being once fledge and readie to flie abroad, is so bold as to seize upon the old titling, and eat up her that hatched her.”—Pliny's Nat. Hist. by Holland, b. x. ch. 9.
2 i. e. we stand in opposition to you. 3 The quartos read articulate. To articulate is to set down in articles.