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Re-enter Prince HENRY. Lo, where he comes. -Come hither to me, Harry: Depart the chamber, leave us here alone.
[Exeunt CLARENCE, Prince HUMPHREY,
Lords, &c. P. Hen. I never thought to hear you speak again. K. Hen. Thy wish was father, Harry, to that
thought : I stay too long by thee, I weary thee. Dost thou so hunger for my empty chair, That thou wilt needs invest thee with mine honours Before thy hour be ripe? O foolish youth ! Thou seek'st the greatness that will overwhelm thee. Stay but a little; for my cloud of dignity Is held from falling with so weak a wind, That it will quickly drop: my day is dim. Thou hast stol'n that, which, after some few hours, Were thine without offence; and, at my death, Thou hast seald up my expectation :: Thy life did manifest, thou lov’dst me not, And thou wilt have me die assur'd of it. 'Thou hid'st a thousand daggers in thy thoughts ; Which thou hast whetted on thy stony heart, To stab at half an hour of
owned, not that I am dead.
2 Confirmed my opinion.
From every region, apes of idleness !
innocent. O my poor kingdom, sick with civil blows! When that my care could not withhold thy riots, What wilt thou do, when riot is thy care? O, thou wilt be a wilderness again, Peopled with wolves, thy old inhabitants ! P. Hen. O pardon me, my liege! but for my tears,
[Kneeling The moist impediments unto my speech, I had forestali'd this dear and deep rebuke, Ere you with grief had spoke, and I had heard The course of it so far. There is your crown; And He that wears the crown immortally, Long guard it yours! If I affect it more, Than as your honour, and as your renown, Let me no more from this obedience rise, (Which my most true and inward duteous spirit Teacheth,) this prostrate and exterior bending ! Heaven witness with me, when I here came in, And found no course of breath within your majesty, How cold it struck my heart ! if I do feign, 0, let me in my present wildness die; And never live to show the incredulous world The noble change that I have purposed ! Coming to look on you, thinking you dead, (And dead almost, my liege, to think you were,) I spake unto the crown, as having sense, And thus upbraided it. The care on thee depending, Hath fed upon the body of my father ;
Therefore, thou, best of gold, art worst of gold.
as with an enemy, That had before
any rebel or vain spirit of mine
K. Hen. O my son !
head: To thee it shall descend with better quiet, Better opinion, better confirmation: For all the soil of the achievement goes With me into the earth. It seem'd in me, But as an honour snatch'd with boisterous hand; And I had many living, to upbraid My gain of it by their assistances ; Which daily grew to quarrel, and to bloodshed, Wounding supposed peace : all these bold fears, Thou see'st, with peril I have answered : 3 A term used in describing the fineness of gold.
For all my reign hath been but as a scene
P. Hen. My gracious liege,
it me; Then plain, and right, must my possession be: Which I, with more than with a common pain, 'Gainst all the world will rightfully maintain.
Enter Prince John of LANCASTER, WARWICK,
Lords, and others. K. Hen. Look, look, here comes my John of
$ Purchage, in Shakspeare, frequently means stolen goods.
P. John. Health, peace, and happiness, to my
My lord of Warwick!
War. 'Tis called Jerusalem, my noble lord.
life must end. It hath been prophesied to me many years, I should not die but in Jerusalem; Which vainly I suppos'd, the Holy Land :But, bear me to that chamber; there I'll lie ; In that Jerusalem shall Harry die. [Exeunt.
ACT THE FIFTH.
Glostershire. A Hall in Shallow's House.
Enter SHALLOW, FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, and
Page. Shal. By cock and pye, sir, you shall not away to-night. What, Davy, I say ! Fal. You must
me, master Robert Shallow.
Shal. I will not excuse you; you shall not be excused ; excuses shall not be admitted ; there is no