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shapes ; which deliver'd o'er to the voice, (the Open as day for melting charity: tongue,) which is the birth, becomes excellent wit. Yet notwithstanding, being incens'd, he's fint; The second property of your excellent sherris is,- As humorous as winter, and as sudden the warming of the blood; which, before cold and As flaws congealed in the spring of day. settled, left the liver white and pale, which is the His temper, therefore, must be well observ'd : badge of pusillanimity and cowardice: but the Chide him for faults, and do it reverently, sherris warms it and makes it course from the in- When you perceive his blood inclin'd to mirth: wards to the parts extreme. It illumineth the But, being moody, give him line and scope; face ; which, as a beacon, gives warning to all the Till that his passions, like a whale on ground, rest of this little kingdom, man, to arm : and then Confound themselves with working. Learn this, the vital commoners, and inland petty spirits, Thomas, muster me all to their captain, the heart; who, And thou shalt prove a shelter to thy friends; great, and puffed up with this retinue, doth any A hoop of gold, to bind thy brothers in; deed of courage ; and this valour comes of sherris: That the united vessel of their blood, So that skill in the weapon is nothing without Mingled with venom of suggestion, sack; for that sets it a work : and learning, a mere (As, force perforce, the age will pour it in,) hoard of gold kept by a devil; till sack commences Shall never leak, though it do work as strong it, and sets it in act and use. Hereof comes it, As aconitum, or rash gunpowder. that prince Harry is valiant : for the cold blood he Cla. I shall observe him with all care and love. did naturally inherit of his father, he hath, like K. Hen. Why art thou not at Windsor with him, lean, steril, and bare land, manured, husbanded,
Thomas? and tilled, with excellent endeavour of drinking Cla. He is not there to-day; he dines in London. good, and good store of fertile sherris; that he is K. Hen. And how accompanied ? can'st thou become very hot, and valiant. If I had a thou
tell that? sand sons, the first human principle I would teach Cla. With Poins, and other his continual folthem, should be,-to forswear thin potations, and
lowers. addict themselves to sack.
K. Hen. Most subject is the fattest soil to weeds;
And he, the noble image of my youth,
Is overspread with them : Therefore my grief How now, Bardolph ?
Stretches itself beyond the hour of death; Bard. The army is discharged all, and gone. The blood weeps from my heart, when I do shape, Fal. Let them go. I'll through Glostershire; In forms imaginary, the unguided days, and there will visit master Robert Shallow, And rotten times, that you shall look upon esquire : I have him already tempering between When I am sleeping with my ancestors. my finger and my thumb, and shortly will I seal For when his headstrong riot hath no curb, with him. Come away.
[Exeunt. When rage and hot blood are his counsellors,
When means and lavish manners meet together, SCENE IV.-Westminster A Room in the 0, with what wings shall his affections fly Palace
Towards fronting peril and oppos'd decay ! Enter King Henry, Clarence, Prince Humphrey,
War. My gracious lord, you look beyond him
quite : Warwick, and others.
The prince but studies his companions, K. Hen. Now, lords, if heaven doth give suc. Like a strange tongue : wherein, to gain the lancessful end
guage; To this debate that bleedeth at our doors, 'Tis needful, that the most immodest word We will our youth lead on to higher fields, Be look'd upon, and learn'd: which once attain'd, And draw no swords but what are sanctified, Your highness knows, comes to no further use, Our navy is address'd, our power collected,
But to be known, and hated. So, like gross terms, Our substitutes in absence well invested,
The prince will, in the perfectness of time, And every thing lies level to our wish:
Cast off his followers: and their memory Only, we want a little personal strength;
Shall as a pattern or a measure live, And pause us, till these rebels, now afoot,
By which his grace must mete the lives of others, Come underneath the yoke of government.
Turning past evils to advantages. War. Both which, we doubt not but your ma- K. Hen. 'Tis seldom, when the bee doth leave jesty
her comb Shall soon enjoy.
In the dead carrion.- Who's here? West moreK. Hen. Humphrey, my son of Gloster,
land ? Where is the prince your brother?
Enter Westmoreland. P. Humph. I think, he's gone to hunt, my lord, at Windsor.
West. Health to my sovereign ! and new happiK. Hen. And how accompanied ? P. Humph.
I do not know, my lord. Added to that that I am to deliver ! K. Hen. Is not his brother, Thomas of Clarence, Prince John, your son, doth kiss your grace's hand : with him?
Mowbray, the bishop Scroop, Hastings, and all, P. Humph. No, my good lord; he is in presence Are brought to the correction of your law; here.
There is not now a rebel's sword unsheath'd, Cla. What would my lord and father ?
But peace puts forth her olive every where. K. Hen. Nothing but well to thee, Thomas of The manner how this action hath been borne, Clarence.
Here at more leisure may your highness read; How chance, thou art not with the prince thy With every course, in his particular. brother?
K. Hen. 0 Westmoreland, thou art a summer He loves thee, and thou dost neglect him, Thomas;
bird, Thou hast a better place in his affection,
Which ever in the haunch of winter sings Than all thy brothers : cherish it, my boy; The lifting up of day. Look! here's more news. And noble offices thou may'st effect Of mediation, after I am dead,
Enter Harcourt. Between his greatness and thy other brethren :- Har. From enemies heaven keep your majesty; Therefore, omit him not; blunt not his love : And, when they stand against you, may they fall Nor lose the good advantage of his grace,
As those that I am come to tell you of! By seeming cold, or careless of his will.
The earl Northumberland, and the lord Bardolph For he is gracious, if he be observ'd;
With a great power of English, and of Scots, He hath a tear for pity, and a hand
Are by the sheriff of Yorkshire overthrown.
The manner and true order of the fight,
As he whose brow, with homely biggin bound, This packet, please it you, contains at large. Snores out the watch of night. 'O majesty! K. Hen. And wherefore should these good news When thou dost pinch thy bearer, thou dost sit make me sick ?
Like a rich armour worn in heat of day, Will fortune never come with both hands full, That scalds with safety. By his gates of breath But write her fair words still in foulest letters? There lies a downy feather, which stirs not : She either gives a stomach, and no food,
Did he suspire, that light and weightless down Such are the poor, in health ; or else a feast, Perforce must move. My gracious lord' my faAnd takes away the stomach,--such are the rich,
ther! That have abundance, and enjoy it not.
This sleep is sound indeed ; this is a sleep, I should rejoice now at this happy news;
That from this golden rigol hath divorc'd And now my sight fails, and my brain is giddy :- So many English kings. Thy due, from me, O me! come near me, now I am much ill.
Is tears, and heavy sorrows of the blood :
(Snoons. Which nature, love, and filial tenderness, P. Humph. Comfort, your majesty!
Shall, 0 dear father, pay thee plenteously: Cla.
O my royal father! My due, from thee, is this imperial crown; West. My sovereign lord, cheer up yourself, Which, as immediate from thy place and blood, look up !
Derives itself to me. Lo, here it sits, War. Be patient, princes; you do know, these
(Putting it on his head. Are with his highness very ordinary.
(fits Which heaven shall guard ; And put the world's Stand from him, give him air; he'll straight be whole strength well.
Into one giant arm, it shall not force Cla. No, no; he cannot long hold out these This lineal honour from me: This from thee pangs;
Will I to mine leave, as 'tis left to me. The incessant care and labour of his mind
K. Hen. Warwick Gloster ! Clarence! Hath wrought the mure, that should confine it in,
Re-enter Warwick, and the rest. So thin, that life looks through, and will break out.
Doth the king call ? P. Humph. The people fear me; for they do War. What would your majesty ? How fares observe
your grace ? Unfather'd heirs, and loathly hirds of nature : K. Hen. Why did you leave me here alone, my The seasons change their manners, as the year
lords. Had found some months asleep, and leap'd them Cla. We left the prince my brother here, my over.
Jiege, Cla. The river hath thrice flow'd, no ebb be- Who undertook to sit and watch by you. tween:
K. Hen. The prince of Wales ? Where is he? And the old folk, time's doting chronicles,
let me see him : Say, it did so, a little time before
He is not here. That our great grandsire, Edward, sick'd and War. This door is open ; he is gone this way. died.
P. Humph. He came not through the chamber War. Speak lower, princes, for the king recovers.
where we stay'd. P. Humph. This apoplex will, certain, be his K. Hen, Where is the orown? who took it from end.
my pillow? K. Hen. I pray you, take me up, and bear me War. When we withdrew, my liege, we left it hence
here. Into some other chamber : softly, pray.
K. Hen. The prince hath ta'en it hence :-go, [They convey the King into an inner part of
seek him out. the room, and place him on a bed. Is he so hasty, that he doth suppose Let there be no noise made, my gentle friends; My sleep my death? Unless some dull and favourable hand
Find him, my lord of Warwick; chide him hither. Will whisper musick to my weary spirit.
(E.rit Warwick. War, Call for the musick in the other room. This part of his conjoins with my disease, K. Hen. Set me the crown upon my pillow here. And helps to end me.-See, sons, what things you Cla. His eye is hollow, and he changes much.
are ! War. Less noise, less noise.
How quickly nature falls into revolt,
When gold becomes her object!
For this the foolish over-careful fathers
with care, P. Hen. How now ! rain within doors, and none Their bones with industry, abroad!
For this they have engrossed and pil'd up How doth the king ?
The canker'd heaps of strange-achieved gold; P. Humph. Exceeding ill.
For this they have been thoughtful to invest P. Hen.
Heard he the good news yet? Their sons with arts, and martial exercises : Tell it him.
When, like the bee, tolling from every flower P. Humph. He alter'd much upon the hearing it. The virtuous sweets ; P. Hen. If he be sick
Our thighs pack'd with wax, our mouths with With joy, he will recover without physick.
honey, War. Not so much noise, my lords ;-sweet We bring it to the hive; and, like the bees, prince, speak low;
Are murder'd for our pains. This bitter taste The king your father is dispos'd to sleep.
Yield his engrossments to the ending father.Cla. Let us withdraw into the other room.
Re-enter Warwick. War. Will't please your grace to go along with us ?
Now, where is he that will not stay so long P. Hen. No; I will sit and watch here by the Till his friend sickness hath determin'd me? king.
(Ereunt all but P. Henry. War. My lord, I found the prince in the next Why doth the crown lie there upon his pillow,
room, Being so troublesome a bedfellow?
Washing with kindly tears his gentle cheeks ; ( polish'd perturbation ! golden care !
With such a deep demeanour in great sorrow, That keep'st the ports of slumber open wide That tyranny, which never quaff, but blood, To many a watchful night !-sleep with it now! Would, by beholding him, have wash'd his knife Yet not so sound, and half so deeply sweet, With gentle ere-drops. He is coming hither.
K. Hen. But wherefore did he take awas the other, less fine in carat, is more precious,
Preserving life in med'cine potable :
But thou, most fine, most honour'd, most renown'd,
Hast eat thy bearer up. Thus, my most royal liege, Lo, where he comes,-Come hither to me, Har- Accusing it, I put it on my head; ry :
To try with it, -as with an enemy, Depart the chamber, leave us here alone.
That had before my face murder'd my father,[Exeunt Clarence, Prince Humphrey, The quarrel of a true inheritor. Lords, &c.
But if it did infect my blood with joy, P. Hen. I never thought to hear you speak again. Or swell my thoughts any strain of pride ; K. Hen. Thy wish was father, Harry, to that If any rebel or vain spirit of mine thought :
Did, with the least affection of a welcome, I stay too long by thee, I weary thee.
Give entertainment to the might of it, Dost thou so hunger for my empty chair,
Let God for ever keep it from my head ! That thou wilt need in vest thee with mine honours And make me as the poorest vassal is, Before thy hour be ripe ? O foolish youth !
That doth with awe and terror kneel to it! Thou seek'st the greatness that will overwhelm K. Hen. O my son ! thee,
Heaven put it in thy mind to take it hence, Stay but a little ; for my cloud of dignity
That thou might'st win the more thy father's love, Is held from falling with so weak a wind,
Pleading so wisely in excuse of it. That it will quickly drop: my day is dim.
Come hither, Harry, sit thou by my bed ; Thou hast stol'n that, which, after some few hours, And hear, I think, the very latest counsel Were thine without offence; and, at my death, That ever I shall breathe. Heaven knows, my son, Thou hast seal'd up my expectation :
By what by-paths, and indirect crook'd ways, Thy life did manifest, thou lov'dst me not,
I met this crown ; and I myself know well,
How troublesome it sat upon my head :
For all the soil of the achievement goes
And I had many living, to upbraid That thou art crowned, not that I am dead. My gain of it by their assistances; Let all the tears that should bedew my hearse, Which daily grew to quarrel, and to bloodshed, Be drops of balm, to sanctify thy head :
Wounding supposed peace : all these bold fears, Only compound me with forgotten dust;
Thou see'st, with peril I have answered : Give that, which gave thee life, unto the worms. For all my reign hath been but as a scene Pluck down my officers, break my decrees ; Acting that arguinent; and now my death For now a time is come to mock at form,
Changes the mode : for what in me was purchas'd, Harry the fifth is crown'd :-Up, vanity !
Falls upon thee in a more fairer sort ; Down, royal state ! all you saye counsellors, hence! So thou the garland wear'st successively. And to the English court assemble now,
Yet, though thou stand'st more sure than I could do, From every region, apes of idleness !
Thou art not firm enough, since griefs are green; Now, neighbour confines, purge you of your scum : And all thy friends, which thou must make thy Have you a ruffian, that will swear, drink, dance,
friends, Revel the night ; rob, murder, and commit Have but their stings and teeth newly ta'en out ; The oldest sins the newest kind of ways ?
By whose fell working I was first advancd, Be happy, he will trouble you no more :
And by whose power I well might lodge a fear England shall double gild his treble guilt: To be again displac'd : which to avoid, England shall give him office, honour, might: I cut them off : and had a purpose now For the fifth Harry from curb'd licence plucks To lead out many to the Holy Land ; The muzzle of restraint, and the wild dog
Lest rest, and lying still, might make them look Shall flesh his tooth in every innocent,
Too near unto my state. Therefore, my Harry, O my poor kingdom, sick with civil blows ! Be it thy course, to busy giddy minds When that my care could not withhold thy riots, With foreign quarrels; that action, hence borne What wilt thou do, when riot is thy care ?
out, 0, thou wilt be a wilderness again,
May waste the memory of the former days. Peopled with wolves, thy old inhabitants !
More would I, but my lungs are wasted so, P. Hen. (), pardon me, my liege! but for my That strength of speech is utterly denied me. tears,
[Kneeling. How I came by the crown, O God, forgive ! The moist impediments unto my speech,
And grant it may with thee in true peace live! I had forestali'd this dear and deep rebuke,
P. Hen. My gracious liege, Ere you with grief had spoke, and I had heard You won it, wore it, kept it, gave it me ; The course of it so far. There is your crown; Then plain, and right, must my possession be: And He that wears the crown immortally,
Which I, with more than with a common pain, Long guard it yours! If I affect it more,
"Gainst all the world will rightfully maintain. Than as your honour, and as your renown, Let me no more from this obedience rise,
Enter Prince John of Lancaster, Warwick, Lords,
and others. (Which my most true and inward duteous spirit Teacheth,) this prostrate and exterior bending ! K. Hen. Look, look, here comes my John of Lan Heaven witness with me, when I here came in And found no course of breath within your majesty, P. John. Health, peace, and happiness, to my How cold it struck my heart ! If I do feign,
royal father 0, let me in my present wildness die ;
K. Hen. Thou bring'st me happiness, and peace, And never live to show the incredulous world
son John ; The noble change that I have purposed !
But health, alack, with youthful wings is flown Coming to look on you, thinking you dead, From this bare, wither'd trunk : upon thy sight, (And dead almost, my liege, to think you were,) My worldly business makes a period.I spake unto the crown as having sense,
Where is my lord of Warwick ? And thus upbraided it. The care on thee depending, P. Hen.
My lord of Warwick Hath fed upon the body of my father ,
K. Hen. Doth any name particular belong Therefore, thou, best of gold, art worst of gold. Unto the lodging where I first did swoon?
War. 'Tis callid Jerusalem, my noble lord. Fal. I'll follow you, good master Robert ShalK. Hen. Laud be to God even there my life low. Bardolph, look to our horses. (Ereunt Barmust end.
dolph and Page] If I were sawed into quantities, It hath been prophesied to me many years,
I should make four dozen of such bearded her I should not die but in Jerusalem ;
mit's ötaves as master Shallow. It is a wonderful Which vainly I suppos'd, the Holy Land :
thing, to see the semblable coherence of his men's But, bear me to that chamber; there I'll lie; spirits and his : They, by observing him, do bear In that Jerusalem shall Harry die. [Exeunt. themselves like foolish justices; he, by conversing
with them, is turned into a justice-like servingman; their spirits are so married in conjunction
with the participation of society, that they flock toACT V.
gether in consent, like so many wild geese. If I
had a suit to master Shallow, I would humour his SCENE I.-Glostershire. A Hall in Shallow's men, with the imputation of being near their masHouse.
ter: if to his men, I would curry with master Enter Shallow, Falstaff, Bardolph, and Page.
Shallow, that no man could better command his
servants. It is certain, that either wise bearing, or Shal. By cock and pye, sir, you shall not away ignorant carriage, is caught as men take diseases, to-night. What, Davy, I say !
one of another, therefore, let men take heed of Fal. You must excuse me, master Robert Shal- their company. I will devise matter enough out low.
of this Shallow, to keep prince Harry in continual Shal. I will not excuse you; you shall not be ex. laughter, the wearing out of six fashions, (which is cused; excuses shall not be admitted ; there is no four terms or two actions,) and he shall laugh excuse shall serve; you shall not be excused.-- without intervallums. 0, it is much, that a lie, with Why, Davy!
a slight oath, and a jest, with a sad brow, will do Enter Davy.
with a fellow that never had the ache in his shoul.
ders! 0, you shall see him laugh, till his face be Davy. Here, sir.
like a wet cloak ill laid up. Shal. Davy, Davy, Davy,–let me see, Davy; let Shal. (Within.) Sir John ! me see :-yea, marry, William cook, bid him come Fal. I come, master Shallow; I come, master hither.-Sir John, you shall not be excused. Shallow
[Exit Falstaff. Davy. Marry, sir, thus ;- those precepts cannot be served : and, again, sir,-Shall we sow the head-SCENE II.-Westminster. A Room in the Palace. land with wheat?
Enter Warwick and the Lord Chief Justice. Shal. With red wheat, Davy. But for William cook ; -Are there no young pigeons ?
War. How now, my lord chief justice? whither Davy. Yes, sir.—Here is now the smith's note,
away ? for shoeing, and plough-irons.
Ch. Just. How doth the king ? Shal. Let it be cast and paid :-sir John, you War. Exceeding well; his cares are now all shall not be excused.
ended. Davy. Now, sir, a new link to the bucket must Ch. Just. I hope, not dead. needs be had :- And, sir, do you mean to stop any
He's walk'd the way of nature ; of William's wages, about the sack he lost the And, to our purposes, he lives no more. other day at Hinkley fair ?
Ch. Just. I would his majesty had call'd me with Shal. He shall answer it :- Some pigeons,
him : Davy; a couple of short-legged hens; a joint of the service that I truly did his life, mutton ; and any pretty little tiny kickshaws, tell Hath left me open to all injuries. William cook.
War. Indeed, I think the young king loves you Davy. Doth the man of war stay all night, sir?
not. Shal. Yes, Davy. I will use him well; A friend Ch. Just. I know he doth not; and do arm my. i'the court is better than a penny in purse. Use his To welcome the condition of the time; (self, men well, Davy; for they are arrant knaves, and which cannot look more hideously upon me will backbite.
Than I have drawn it in my fantasy. Davy. No worse than they are back-bitten, sir; Enter Prince John, Prince Humphrey, Clarence, for they have marvellous foul linen. Shal. Well conceited, Davy. About thy business,
Westmoreland, and others. Davy.
War. Here come the heavy issue of dead Harry; Dury. I beseech you, sir, to countenance Wil- o, that the living Harry had the temper liam Visor of Wincot against Clement Perkes of of him, the worst of these three gentlemen! the hill.
How many nobles then should hold their places, Shal. There are many complaints, Davy, against That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort ! that Visor ; that Visor is an arrant knave, on my Ch. Just. Alas! I fear, all will be overturn'd. knowledge.
P. John, Good morrow, cousin Warwick. Davy. I grant your worship, that he is a knave, P. Humph. Cla. Good morrow, cousin. sir : but, yet, God forbid, sir, but a knave should P. John. We meet like men that had forgot to have some countenance at his friend's request. An
speak. honest man, sir, is able to speak for himself, when War. We do remember ; but our argument a knave is not. I have served your worship truly, Is all too heavy to admit much talk. sir, this eight years; and if I cannot once or twice P. John. Well, peace be with him that hath made in a quarter bear out a knave against an honest
us heavy! man, I have but a very little credit with your Ch. Just. Peace be with us, lest we be heavier ! worship. The knave is mine honest friend, sir; P. Humph. O, good my lord, you have lost a therefore, I beseech your worship, let him be friend, indeed : countenanced.
And I dare swear, you borrow not that face Shal. Go to; I say, he shall have no wrong. Of seeming sorrow : it is, sure, your own. Look about, Davy. (Exit Davy.) Where are you, P. John. Though no man be assur'd what grace sir John ? Come, off with your boots.-Give me
to find, your hand, master Bardolph.
You stand in coldest expectation : Bard. I am glad to see your worship.
I am the sorrier; 'would, 'twere otherwise. Shal. I thank thee with all my heart, kind master Cla, Well, you must now speak sir John Falstaff Bardolph :--and welcome, my tall fellow. (To the
fair; Page.] Come, sir John.
[Exit Shallow. V hich swims against your stream of quality.
Ch. Just. Sweet princes, what I did, I did in And not less happy, having such a son, honour,
That would deliver up his greatness 80 Led by the impartial conduct of my soul;
Into the hands of justice. You did commit me: And never shall you see, that I will beg
For which, I do commit into your hand A ragged and forestall'd remission.
The unstained sword that you have us'd to bear; If truth and upright innocency fail me,
With this remembrance,-That you use the same I'll to the king my master that is dead,
With the like bold, just, and impartial spirit, And tell him who hath sent me after him.
As you have done 'gainst me. There is my hand; War. Here comes the prince.
You shall be as a father to my youth:
My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine ear; Enter King Henry V.
And I will stoop and humble my intents Ch. Just. Good morrow; and heaven save your To your well practis'd, wise directions. majesty!
And, princes all, believe me, I beseech you ;King. This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, My father is gone wild into his grave, Sits not so easy on me as you think.
For in his tomb lie my affections ;
To frustrate prophecies; and to raze out
Hath proudly flow'd in vanity, till now :
Now doth it turn, and ebb back to the sea; And wear it in my heart. Why then, be sad : Where it shall mingle with the state of floods, But entertain no more of it, good brothers,
And flow henceforth in formal majesty. Than a joint burden laid upon us all.
Now call we our high court of parliament: For me, by heaven, I bid you be assured,
And let us choose such limbs of noble counsel, I'll be your father and your brother too;
That the great body of our state may go Let me but bear your love, I'll bear your cares. In equal rank with the best governd nation; Yet weep, that Harry's dead; and so will I; That war, or peace, or both at once, may be But Harry lives, that shall convert those tears, As things acquainted and familiar to us;By number, into hours of happiness.
In which you, father, shall have foremost hand. P. John, fc. We hope no other from your ma
[To the Lord Chief Justice. jesty.
Our coronation done, we will accite, King. You all look strangely on me :-and you As I before remember'd, all our state : must;
(To the Chief Justice. And (God consigning to my good intents,) You are, I think, assur'd I love you not.
No prince, nor peer, shall have just cause to say, Ch. Just. I am assur'd, if I be measur'd rightly, Heaven shorten Harry's happy life one day. Your majesty hath no just cause to hate me.
Enter Falstaff, Shallow, Silence, Bardolph, the May this be wash'd in Lethe, and forgotten ?
Page, and Davy. Ch. Just. I then did use the person of your father ; Shal, Nay, you shall see mine orchard: where, The image of his power lay then in me:
in an arbour, we will eat a last year's pippin of my And, in the administration of his law,
own graffing, with a dish of carraways, and so Whiles I was busy for the commonwealth, forth ;-come, cousin Silence ;-and then to bed. Your highness pleased to forget my place,
Fal. 'Fore God, you have here a goodly dwellThe majesty and power of law and justice, ing, and a rich. The image of the king whom I presented,
Shall. Barren, barren, barren ; beggars all, beg. And struck me in my very seat of judgment; gars all, sir John ;-marry, good air.-Spread, Whereon, as an offender to your father,
Davy; spread, Davy; Well said, Davy. I gave bold way to my authority,
Fal. This Davy serves you for good uses; he is And did commit you. If the deed were ill, your serving-man, and your husbandman. Be you contented, wearing now the garland, Shal. A good varlet, a good varlet, a very good To have a son set your decrees at nought; varlet, sir John.-By the mass, I have drunk too To pluck down justice from your awful bench; much sack at supper :-A good varlet. Now To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword sit down, now sit down :-come, cousin. That guards the peace and safety of your person : Sil. Ah, sirrah ! quoth-a-we shall Nay, more; to spurn at your most royal image, Do nothing but eat, and make good cheer, (Singing, And mock your workings in a second body.
And praise heaven for the merry year; Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours; When flesh is cheap and females dear, Be now the father, and propose a son :
And lusty lads roam here and there,
Fal. There's a merry heart !-Good master SiAnd then imagine me taking your part,
lence, I'll give you a health for that anon. And, in your power, soft silencing your son :
Shal. Give master Bardolph some wine, Davy. After this cold considerance, sentence me;
Davy. Sweet sir, sit; (seating Bardolph and And, as you are a king, speak in your state, the Page at another table.) I'll be with you anon :What I have done, that misbecame my place, most sweet sir, sit.- -Master page, good master My person, or my liege's sovereignty.
page, sit : proface! What you want in meat, we'll King. You are right, justice, and you weigh this have in drink. But you must bear; The heart's well; all.
[Erit. Therefore still bear the balance, and the sword: Shal. Be merry, master Bardolph ;-and my And I do wish your honours may increase, little soldier there, be merry. Till you do live to see a son of mine
Sil. Be merry, be merry, my wife's as all ; (Singing. Offend you, and obey you, as I did.
For women are shrews, both short and tali; So shall I live to speak my father's words ;-- 'Tis merry in hall, when beards wag all, Happy am 1, that have a man so bold,
And welcome merry shrove-tide. That dares do justice on my proper son ;
Be merry, be merry, &c.