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me betimes in the morning; and so good morrow, Poins.
Poins. Good morrow, good my lord. [Exeunt.
Bangor. A room in the Archdeacon's house.
Mor. These promises are fair, the parties sure,
Hot. Lord Mortimer,-and cousin Glendower,
No, here it is.
Hot. And you in hell, as often as he hears Owen Glendower spoke of.
Glen. I cannot blame him : at my nativity, The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes,
Of burning cressets ; ? and, at my birth,
Why, so it would have done
born. Hot. And I say, the earth was not of my mind, If you suppose, as fearing you it shook. Glen. The heavens were all on fire, the earth did
tremble. Hot. O, then the earth shook to see the heavens
Cousin, of many men
1 Lights set crosswise on beacons and poles were called cressets.
The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes ; The goats ran from the mountains, and the herds Were strangely clamorous to the frighted fields. These signs have mark'd me extraordinary ; And all the courses of my life do show, I am not in the roll of common men. Where is he living,-clipp'd in with the sea • That chides the banks of England, Scotland,
Wales, Which calls me pupil, or hath read to me? And bring him out, that is but woman's son, Can trace me in the tedious ways of art, Or hold me pace in deep experiments. Hot. I think, there is no man speaks better
Hot. Why, so can I, or so can any man;
the devil. Hot. And I can teach thee, coz, to shame the
devil, By telling truth : tell truth, and shame the devil. If thou have power to raise him, bring him hither, And I'll be sworn, I have power to shame him
hence. O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the devil.
Mor. Come, come,
No more of this unprofitable chat.
too! How 'scapes he agues, in the devil's name? Glen. Come, here's the map. Shall we divide
our right, According to our threefold order ta’en ?
Mor. The archdeacon hath divided it Into three limits, very equally. England, from Trent and Severn hitherto, By south and east, is to my part assign’d: All westward, Wales beyond the Severn shore And all the fertile land within that bound, To Owen Glendower: and, dear coz, to you The remnant northward, lying off from Trent. And our indentures tripartite are drawn; Which being sealed interchangeably, (A business that this night may execute) To-morrow, cousin Percy, you, and I, And my good lord of Worcester, will set forth, To meet your father, and the Scottish power, As is appointed us, at Shrewsbury. My father Glendower is not ready yet, Nor shall we need his help these fourteen days: Within that space, [to Glen.] you may have drawn
Your tenants, friends, and neighboring gentlemen.
Glen. A shorter time shall send me to you, lords ; And in
ladies come, From whom you now must steal, and take no leave; For there will be a world of water shed, Upon the parting of your wives and you. Hot. Methinks, my moiety, north from Burton
here, In quantity equals not one of yours. See, how this river comes me cranking 1 in, And cuts me from the best of all my land, A huge half-moon, a monstrous cantle 2 out. I 'll have the current in this place damm’d up; And here the smug and silver Trent shall run, In a new channel, fair and evenly. It shall not wind with such a deep indent, To rob me of so rich a bottom here. Glen. Not wind ? it shall, it must; you see, it
doth. Mor. Yea, But mark, how he bears his course, and runs me up With like advantage on the other side ; Gelding the opposed continent as much, As on the other side it takes from you. Wor. Yea, but a little charge will trench him
here, And on this north side win this cape of land; And then he runs straight and even