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ready breakfast ; love thy husband, look to thy Hot. 'Zounds ! how has be the leisure to be servants, cherish thy guests : thou shalt find
xick, me tractable to any honest reason: thou seest I In such a justling time? Who leads his power? am pacified-Still ?-Nay, pr’ytuee, be gone.
Under whose government come they along? (Erit Hostess.] Now, Hal, to the news at Mess. His letters bear his mind, not I, my
lord. court: for the robbery, lad,--How is that answered 1
Wor. I pr’ythee, tell me, doth he keep his P. Her. O my sweet beef, I must still be
bed ? good angel to thee :-The money is paid back Mess. He did, my lord, four days ere 1 set
Ful. 0 I do not like that paying back, 'tis a And at the tinie of my departure thence, double labour.
He was much fear'd by bis physicians. P. Her, I am good friends with my father,
Wor. I would the state of time bad first been and may do any thing.
whole, Fal. Rob me the exchequer the first thing Ere be by sickness bad been visited ; thou doest, and do it with unwashed hands too.
His health was never better worth than now. Bard. Do, my lord.
Hot. Sick now ! droop now! this sickness doth P. Hen. I have procured thee, Jack, a charge
infect of foot.
The very life-blood of our enterprize ; Fal. I would it had been of horse. Where 'Tis catching hither, even to our camp. sball I find one that can steal well ? o for a He writes me here,-that inward sicknessGlie thief, of the age of two and twenty, or there. And that his friends by deputation could not abouts ! I am heinously unprovided. Well, So soon be drawn; nor did he think it meet, God be thanked for these rebels, they offend To lay so dangerous and dear a trust sone but the virtuous ; I laud them, I praise on any soul remov'd but on his own. them.
Yet doth be give us bold advertisement,P. Hen. Bardolph
That with our small conjunction, we should on, Bard. My lord.
To see how fortune is dispos'd to us :
Because the king is certainly possess'd
Wor. Your father's sickness is a maim to us. land.-Go, Poins, to horse, to horse ; for thou and I Hot. A perilous gash, a very limb lopp'd
off :Hare thirty miles to ride yet ere dinner time. Jack,
And yet, in faith, 'tis not ; his present want Meet me to-morrow i'the temple hall
Seems more than we shall find it :-Were it At two o'clock i'the afternoon :
good, There shalt thou know thy charge: and there re. To set the exact wealth of all our states
All at one cast! to set so rich a main
On the nice hazard of one doubtful hour ?
It were not good : for therein should we read And either they, or we, must lower lie.
The very bottom and the soul of hope ; (Eseunt PRINCE, Poins, and BARDOLPH. The very list, the very utmost bound Fal. Rare words ! brave world !--Hostess,
of all our fortunes. my breakfast ; cume :
Doug. 'Faith, and so we should ! 0 I could wish this tavern were my drum.
Where + now remains a sweet reversion:
We may boldly spend upon the hope of what
Hot. A rendezvous, a home to fly unto,
If that the devil and mischance look big
Upon the maidenhead of our affairs.
Wor. But yet I would your father had been SCENE I.-The Rebel Camp near Shrews.
The quality and hair of our attempt Eater HOTSPUR, WORCESTER, and DOUGLAS. By some, that know not why he is away,
Brooks no division : It will be thought Hot. Weil said, my noble Scot : if speaking That wisdom, loyalty, and mere dislike truth,
of our proceedings, kept the earl from hence ; In this fine age, were not thought flattery, And think, how such an apprehension Such antiibution should the Douglas * have, May turn the tide of fearful faction, As not a soldier of this season's stamp
And breed a kind of question in our cause : Should go so general current through the world. For well you know, we of the offering side By braven, I cannot flatter ; I defy
Must keep aloof from strict arbitrement; The longnes of soothers ; but a braver place And
all sight boles, every loop, from is my heart's love, bath no man than your.
The eye of reason may pry in upon us : Nay, task me to the word ; approve me, lord. This absence of your faiher's draws a curtain, Doug, Tbou art the king of honour :
That shews the ignorant a kind of fear No man so potent breathes upon the ground,
Before not dreamt of. But I will beard + hin.
Hot. You strain too far. Hot. Do so, and 'tis well :
1, rather, of his absence make this use;
It leuds a lustre, and more great opinion,
A larger dare to our great enterprise, Wbat letters hast thou there? I can but thank 'Tban if the earl were here : for men must you.
think, Mess. These letters come from your fatuer,- If we, without bis belp, can make a head Het. Letters from him! why comes he not To pu-h against the hingdom: with his belp, binsell 1
We shall o'erturn it topsy-luivy down.-Mess. He cannot come, my lord; he's grievous Yet all goes well, yet all our joints are whole. sick,
Doug. As teari can think : there is not slich a
word to the head of the Douglas family. is expressions applied by way of preeminence Spoke of in Scotland, as this terin of fear. 1 Meet him face to face.
Enter Sir RICHARD VERNON. the coinage. Bi Hot. My cousin Veruon! welcome, by my at the town's en soul.
Bard. I will, Ver. Pray God, my news be worth a wel
Fal. I be
am a souced gui cone, lord. The earl of Westmoreland, seven thousand strong,
press dampably. Is marching hitberwards; with him, prince
hundred and fitt Jobn.
pounds. I prest Hot. No harm : What more?
yeomen's sons : Ver. And further, I have learn'd,-
lors, such as ha The king binıself in person is set forth,
such a commo Or hitherwards intended speedily,
lief bear the de With strong and mighty preparation.
report of a calis Hot. He shall be welcome too.
Where is his or a hurt wild
such toasts an son, The nimble-footed mad-cap prince of Wales,
beilies no big! And his comrades, that daf'd the world aside.
have bought o And bid it pass ?
whole charge Ver. All furnish'd, all in arms,
lieutenants, geni All plum'd like estridges that wing the wind ; ragged as Laz Bated like eagles having lately bath'd ; +
the gluttou's d Glittering in golden coats, like images ;
as, indeed, wer As full of spirit as the month of May,
injust servingAnd gorgeous as the sun at midsummer ;
brothers, revol Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls.
fallen; the can I saw young Harry, with bis beaver on,
peace; ten ti
than an old fac His cuisses I on his thighs, gallantly arm'd, Rise from the ground like feather'd Mercury,
fill up the rooi And vaulted with such ease into his seat,
hundred and a As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, To turn and wind a Gery Pegasus,
from swine-ket And witch the world with noble borsemanship.
A mad fellow
I had unloaded Hot. No more, no more ; worse than the sun in March,
dead bodies. This praise doih nourishi agues. Let them come;
I'll not marci They come like sacrifices in their trim,
that's fat:And to the fire-ey'd maid of smoky war,
betwixt the les All hot, and bleeding, will we offer them :
indeed, I had Tbe mailed Mars shall on his altar sit,
There's but a Up to the ears in blood. I am on fire,
pany; and th To hear this rich reprisal is so uigh,
together, and And yet not our's :-Come, let me take my
herald's coat horse,
say the truth Who is to bear me, like a thunderbolt,
Alban's, or the Against the bosom of the prince of Wales :
But that's all Harry to Harry sball, hot horse to horse,
every hedge. Meet, and ne'er part, till one drop down a Enter Pra
corse. o that Glendower were come! Ver. There is more news :
P. Hen. H I learn'd in Worcester, as I rode along,
quilt ? He cannot draw his power this fourteen days.
Fal. What, Doug. That's the worst tidings that I hear of
a devil dost yet,
lord of West Wor. Ay, by my faith, that bears a frosty
thought your sound.
bury, Hot. What may the king's whole battle reach
West. 'Fai unto 1
that I were 11 Ver. To thirty thousand.
are there all Hot. Forty let it be ;
looks for us a My father and Glendower being both away,
Fal. Tut, The powers of us inay serve su great a day.
a cat to steal Come, let us make a muster speedily:
P. Hen. I Doomsday is near; die all, die mentily.
thy theft ha Doug. Talk not of dying: I ain out of fear
tell me, Jac Of death, or death's hand, for this one half year.
come after ? [Exeunt.
P. Hen. 1 SCENE II.-A Public Road near Coventry powder, food
Fal. Tut, t Enter FALSTAFF and BARDOLPH.
well as better
men. Fal. Bardolph, get thee before to Coventry ;
W'est. Ay, fill me a botile of sack: our soldiers shall exceeding po march through; we'll to Sutton-Colfield to
Fal. 'Frit pight.
where they Bard. Will you give me money, captain am sure they Fal. Lay out, lay out.
P. Hon. Bard. This bottle makes an angel.
liee fingers Fal. An if it do, taku it for thy labour ; and make haste ; f it make twenty, take them all, I'll answer Ful. What
West. He is, Sir John ; I fear, we shall stay Aud pardon absolute yourself, and these, too long.
Herein misled by your suggestion. Fal. Well,
Hot. The king is kind; and, well we know, To the latter end of a fray, and the beginning
the king of a feast,
Knows at what time to promise, when to pay. Fits a dull fighter, and a keen guest.
My father, and my ancle, and myself,
And, -when he was not six and twenty strong, SCENE III.-The Rebel Camp near Shrews- Sick in the world's regard, wretched and low, bury.
A poor unminded outlaw sneaking home,
My father gave him welcome to the shore : Enter HOTSPUR, WORCESTER, DOUGLAS, and And,-when he heard bim swear, and vow to VERNON.
He came but to be duke of Lancaster, Ilot. We'll fight with him to-uigbt.
To sue bis livery, and beg his peace; Jor. It may not be.
With tears of innocery, and terms of zeal,Doug. You give him then advantage.
My father, in kind heart and pity mov'd, ler. Not a whit.
Swore bim assistance, and perforin'd it too. Hot. Why say you so ? looks be not for sup- Now, when the lords and barons of the realm ply ?
Perceiv'd Northumberland did lean to him, T'er. So do we.
The more and less + came in with cap and koee ; llet. His is certain, our's is doubtful.
Met him in boroughs, cities, villages ; Wor. Good cousin, be advis'd ; stir not to attended him on bridges, stood in Janes, night.
Laid gifts before him, proffer'd him their oaths, Ver. Do not, my lord.
Gave him their heirs ; as pages follow'd him, Doug. You do not counsel well;
Even at the heels, in golden multitudes. You speak it out of fear, and cold heart.
He presently,--as greatness knows itself, Ter. Do me vo slander, Douglas : by my Steps me a little higher than bis vow lire,
Made to my father, wbile his blood was poor, (And I dare well maintain it with my life,)
Upon the naked shore at Ravenspurg ; If well respected honour bid me on,
And now, forsooth, takes on him to reform I bold as little counsel with weak fear,
Some certain edicts, and some strait decrees, As you my lord, or any Scut that lives :
That lie too heavy on the commonwealth : Let it be seen to-morrow iu the battle,
Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep Which of us fears.
Over his country's wrongs ; and, by this face, Doug. Yea, or to-uigbt.
This seeming brow of justice, did he win Ver. Content.
The hearts of all that he did angle for. Hot. To-night, say' I.
Proceeded further ; cut me off the beads Ver. Come, come, it may not be.
Of all the favourites, and the absent king I wonder much, being men of such great lead-in deputation left behind bin here,
When he was personal in the Irish war. That you foresee not what impediments
Blunt. Tut, I came not to hear this.
Ilot. Then, to the point. —
And, in the neck of that, task'd the whole state : And now their pride and mettle is asleep,
To make that worse, suffer'd his kinsman Tbeir courage with hard labour tame and dull,
March That not a borse is half the half himself.
(Who is, if every owner were well plac'd, Hot. So are the horses of the enemy
Indeed his kiug,) to be incag'd in Wales, In general, journey-bated, and brought low; There without ransom to lie forfeited ; The better part of our's is full of rest.
Disgrac'd me in my happy victories ; Wor. The pumber of the king exceedeth sought to entrap me by intelligence ; ours :
Kated my uncle from the council-board : For God's sake, cousin, stay till all come in.
lu rage disiniss'd my father from the court ; (The Trumpet sounds a parley. Broke oath on oath, committed wrong on wrong: Enter Sir WALTER BLUNT.
And, in conclusion, drove us to seek out
This bead of safety; and, withal, to pry Blunt. I come with gracious offers from the Into his title, the which we gind king,
Too indirect for long continuance. If you couchsafe die hearing and respect.
Blunt. Shall I return this answer to the Hot. Welcome, Sir Walter Blunt ; And 'would
king? to God,
Hot. Not so, Sir Walter ; we'll withdraw You were of our determiination !
And in the morning early shall mine uncle
Bring bim our purposes : and so farewell. Blant. And God defend, but still I should
Blunt. I would you would accept of grace stand so,
and love. So long as, out of limit and true rule,
Hot. And, may be, so we sball. Yog sand against anointed majesty!
Blunt. 'Pray heaven, you do! [Exeunt. But, to my charge.--The king bath sent to know The nature of your griefs ; # and whereupon SCENE IV.-York.--A Room in the ArchYou conjure from the breast of civil peace
bishop's house. Sach bold hostility, teaching this duteous land Audacious cruelty: If that the king
Enter the ARCHBISHOP OF YORK, and a GENHave any way yonr good deserts forgot,
TLEMAN. W bicb be confesseth to be manifold,
Arch. Hie, good Sir Michael, bear this sealed He bids you name your griefs, and, with all
With winged haste, to the lord mareschal ; Yoa sball bave your desires with interest;
This to my cousin Scroop; and all the rest • Skill. + Fellowship.
• The delivery of his lands. : Grievances.
† The greater and the less.
To whom they are directed : if you knew And be no more an exbal'd meteor, How much they do import, you would make a prodigy of fear, and a portent baste.
or broached mischief to the unborn times ? Gent. My good lord,
Wor. Hear me, my liege : I guess their tenor.
For mine own part, I could be well content Arch. Like enough, yon do.
To entertain the lag-end of my life To-morrow, good Sir Michael, is a day,
With quiet hours; for, I do protest, Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men I bave not sought the day of this dislike. Must 'bide the touch : For, Sir, at Shrewsbury, K. Hen. You have not sougbt for it! bow As I am truly given to understand,
comes it then? The king, with mighty and quick-raised power, Fal. Rebellion lay in bis way, and be found
it. Meets with lord Harry: and I fear, Sir Mi. chael,
K. Ken. Peace, chewet, peace. What with the sickness of Northumberland, Wor. It pleas'd your majesty to turn your (Whose power was in the first proportion,)
looks And what with Owen Glendower's absence, or favour, from myself and all our house ; thence,
And yet I must remember you, my lord, (Who with them was a rated sinew too,
We were the first and dearest of your friends and comes not in, o'er-rul'd by prophecies,) - For you, my staff of office did I break I fear the power of Percy is too weak
In Richard's time ; and posted day and night To wage an instant trial with the king.
To meet you on the way, and kiss your hand, Gent. Why, good my lord, you need not fear; When yet you were in place and in account there's Douglas,
Nothing so strong and fortunate as I. And Mortimer.
It was myself, my brother, and his son, Arch. No, Mortimer's not there.
That brought you home, and boldly did oat. Gent. But there is Mordake, Vernon, lord
dare, Harry Percy,
The dangers of the time : You swore to us,And there's my lord of Worcester; and a head And you did swear that oath at Doncaster,of gallant warriors, noble gentlemen.
That you did nothing purpose 'gainst the state; Arch. And so there is : but yet the king hath Nor claim no further than your new-falla drawn,
right, The special bead of all the land together ;- The seat of Gaunt, dukedom of Lancaster : The prince of Wales, lord John of Lancaster, To this we swore our aid. But, in short space, The noble Westinoreland, and warlike Blunt ; It rain's down fortune showering on yoar And many more corrivals, and dear meu
head; of estimation and command in arms.
And such a flood of greatness fell on you,Gent. Doubt not, my lord, they shall be well Wbat with our help; what with ihe absent oppos'd.
king; Arch. I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear; What with the injuries of a wanton tiine ; And, to prevent the worst, Sir Michael, speed : The seeming sufferances that you had borne ; for, if lord Percy thrive not, ere the king And the contrarious winds, that beld the king Disiniss bis power, he means to visit us,
So long in his unlucky Irish wars, For be bath heard of our confederacy,-
That all in England did repute bim dead,And 'tis but wisdom to make strong against And, from this swarm of fair advantages, him;
You took occasion to be quickly wou'd Therefore, make haste : I must go write again To gripe the general sway into your band : To other friends; and so farewell, Sir Michael. Forgot your oath to us at Doncaster;
(Exeunt severally. And, being fed by us, you us'd us so
As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird,
Tbat even our love durst not come bear your
sight SCENE 1.—The King's Camp near Shrews. We were enforc'd, for safety sake, to fly
For fear of swallowing; but with nimble wing bury.
Out of your sight, and raise this present bead: Enter King HENRY, Prince Henry, Prince Whereby we stand opposed by such means JOHN of Lancaster, Sir WLLTER BLUNT,
As you yourself have forg'd against yourself;
By unkind usage, dangerous countenance, and Sir JOHN FALSTAFY.
And violation of all faith and troth K. Hen. How bloodily the sun begins to peer Sworn to us in your younger enterprize. Above yon busky + hill I the day looks pale K. Hen. These things, indeed, you bare arti At bis distemperature,
culated, P. Hen. The southern wind
Proclaim'd at market-crosses, read in churches; Doth play the trumpet to his purposes ;
To face the garment of rebellion And, by his hollow whistling in the leaves, With some fine colour, that may please the Foretells a tempest, and a blustering day.
cye K. Hen. Then with the losers let it sym- or fickle changelings, and poor disconteuts, pathize ;
Which gape, and rub the elbow, at the news For nothing can scem foul to those that win.- Of hurlyburly innovation : Trumpet.-Enter WORCESTER and VERNON.
And never yet did insurrection want
Such water-colours, to impaint his canse ; How now, my lord of Worcester ? 'tis not well, Nor moody beggars, starving for a time That you and I should meet upon such ternis of pell-mell baroc and confusion. As now we meet : You have deceiv'd our trust; P. Hen. In both our armies, there is many And made us doff our easy robes of peace,
a soul To crush our old limbs in ungentle steel : Shall pay full dearly for this enconnter, Tbis is not well, my lord, this is not well. If once they join in trial. Tell your nepbew, What say you to't? will you again unknit The prince of Wales doth join with all the This churlish knot of all-abborred war?
world And move in that obedient orb again,
In praise of Henry Percy ; By my hopes, Where you would give a fair and natural light; This present enterprize set off his head, • A strengtb on which they reckoned. & Woody
• A chattering bird, a pie
I do not think a braver gentleman,
Interpretation will misquote our looks ; More active.valiant, or more valiant-yonng, And we shall feed like oxen at a stall, More daring, or more bold, is now alive, The better cherish'd, still the ncarer death, To giace this latter age with noble deeds. My nepbew's trespass may be well forgot, For my part, I may speak it to my shame, It hath the excuse of youth, and heat of blood ; I have a truant been to chivalry;
And an adopted name of privilege,-And so, I bear, he doth account me too : A bair-braiu'd Hotspur, govern’d by a spleen ; Yet this before iny father's majesty,
All his offences live upon my head, I am content, that he shall take the odds
And on his father's ;-we did train him on ; or his great name and estimation ;
And, bis corruption being ta'en from us, And will, to save the blood on either side, We, as the spring of all, sball pay for all. Try fortune with him in a single fight.
Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know, K. Hen. Aud, prince of Wales, so dare we In any case, the offer of the king. venture thee :.
Ver. Deliver what you will, I'll say, 'tis so. Albeit, considerations infinite
Here comes your cousin.
Enter Hotspur and DOUGLAS ; and Officers That are misled upon your cousiu's part:
and Soldiers, behind. And, will they take the offer of our grace,
Hot. My uncle is return'd :-Deliver up Both he, and they, and you, yea, every man My lord of Westmoreland.--Uncle, what news! Shall be my friend again, and I'll be his : Wor. The king will bid you battle presently. So tell your cousin, and bring me word
Doug. Defy him by the lord of WestmoreWhat he will do :-But if he will not yield,
land. Rebuke and dread correction wait on us,
Hot. Lord Douglas, go you and tell him so. And they shall do their office. So, be gone ; Doug. Marry, and shall, and very willingly. We will not now be troubled with reply:
[Exit. We offer fair, take it advisedly.
Wor. There is no seeming mercy in the (Ereunt WORCESTER and VERNON.
king. P. Hen. It will not be accepted, on my life : Hot. Did you beg any ? God forbid ! The Douglas and the Hotspur, both together Wor. I told him gentiy of our grievaices, Are confident against the world in arıns. of his oath-breaking ;
which he meuded K. Hen. Hence, therefore, every leader to
thus,his charge ;
By now forswearing that he is forsworn : For, on their answer, will we set on them : He calls us rebels, traitors ; and will scourge And God befriend us, as our cause is just ! With baugbty arms this hateful name in us.
(Exeunt King, BLUNT, and Prince John. Pal. Hal, if thou see me down in the battle,
Re-enter Douglas. and bestride me so; 'tis a point of friends Doug. Arm, gentlemen ; to arms ! for 1 bave sbip.
thrown P. Hen. Nothing but a Colossus can do thee A brave defiance in king Henry's teeth, that friendsbip. Say thy prayers, and fare. And Westmoreland, that was engaged, did well.
bear it : Fal. I would it were bed-time, Hal, and all Which cannot choose but bring him quickly on. well.
Wor. The prince of Wales stepp'd forth before P. Hen. Why, thou owest God a death.
[Exit. And nephew, challeng'd you to single fight. Fal. 'Tis not due yet ; I would be loath to Hot. O would the quarrel lay upon our pay him before his day. What need I be so
[day, forward with him that calls not on me? Well, And that no man might draw_short breath to"uis no matter ; Honour pricks me on. Yea, but But I and Harry Moumouth! Tell me, tell me, how if bonour prick me off when I come on : How show'd his tasking ? seem'd it in conhow then ? Can honour set to a leg? No. Or an
tempt? arm! No. or take away the grief of a wound? Ver. No, by my soul; I never in my life No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then? No. Did hear a challenge urg'd more modestly, What is honour ? a word. What is in that word, Unless a brother should a brother dare honour? What is that honourt Air. A trim To gentle exercise and proof of arms. reckoning I-Who hath it ? He that died o' He gave you all the duties of a man ; Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he Trimm'd up your praises with a priucely hear itt No. Is it insensible then? Yea, to the
tongue ; dead. But will it not live with the living ? Spoke your deservings like a chronicle ; No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it :--there- Making you ever better than his praise, fore I'u none of it: Honour is a mere scutcheon, By still dispraising praise, valued with you : and so ends my catechism.
(Exit. And, which became him like a prince indeed, SCENE 11.-The Rebel Camp.-Enter WOR-Aud chid his truant youth with such a grace,
He made a blushing cital of himself ;
As if be master'd there a double spirit
There did he pause : but let me tell the The liberal kind offer of the king.
world, Ver. Twere best he did.
If he outlive the envy of this day, Wor. Then are we all undone.
England did never owe • so sweet a hope, It is not possible, it cannot be,
So much misconstrued in his wantonness. The king'sbould keep his word in loving us : liot. Cousin, I think thou art euamoured He will suspect us still, and find a time
Upon bis follies; never did I hear To panish this offence in other faults ;
of any prince, so wild, at liberty :-Suspicion shall be all stuck full of eyes :
But, be he as he will, yet once ere night Fer ueason is but trusted like the fox;
I will embrace him with a soldier's arni, wbo, ne'er so tame, so cherish'd, and lock'a That he shall sbriuk under my courtesy:-up,
Arm, um, with speed :---And, fellows, soldiers, Will bave a wild trick of his ancestors.
friends, Look bow we can, or sad, or merrily,
Better consider what you have to do, •t is common for the king to be here seated on a
Tban 1, that have not well the gift of tongue, arsa, and to rise at this line: whea Falstall, who can list your blood up with persuasion. is strangely placed behind him, tumbles down, to cicats a very ill-timed Bartholonic-fair laugh.