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Fal. I did not think, master Silence had been a Pist. Why then, lament, therefore. inan of this mettle.

Shal. Give me pardon, sir ;-If, sir, you come Sil. Who I? I have been merry twice and once, with news from the court, I take it, there is bui ere now.

two ways; either to utter them, or to conceal them

I am, sir, under the king, in some authority. Re-enter Davy.

Pist. Under which king, Bezonian ? speak, or

die. Dary. There is a dish of leather-coats for you. Shal. Under king Harry. (Setting them before Bardolph. Pist.

Harry the fourth? or fifth ? Shal. Davy,

Shal. Harry the fourth. Duvy. Your worship ?-- I'll be with you straight. Pist.

A foutra for thine office! (To Bard.)- A cup of wine, sir ?

Sir John, thy tender lambkin now is king; Sil. A cup of wine, that's brisk and fine,

Harry the fifth's the man. I speak the truth : And drink unto the leman mine; [Singing. When Pistol lies, do this; and fig me, like And a merry heart lives long-a.

The bragging Spaniard. Fal. Well said, master Silence.

Fal. What! is the old king dead ? Sil. And we shall be merry ;- now comes in the Pist. As nail in door : the things I speak, are sweet of the night.

just. Fal. Health and long life to you, master Silence. Fal. Away, Bardolph; saddle my horse. - MasSil. Fill the cup, and let it come;

ter Robert Shallow, choose what office thou wilt in r'll pledge you a mile to the bottom.

the land, 'tis thine.- Pistol, I will double-charge Shal. Honest Bardolph, welcome: If thou thee with dignities. vantest any thing, and wilt not call, beshrew thy Bard. O joyful day !-I would not take a knightheart.- Welcome, my little tiny thief; (to the bood for my fortune. Page.] and welcome, indeed, too. I'll drink to Pist. What? I do bring good news? master Bardolph, and to all the cavaleroes about Fal. Carry master Silence to bed.-Master ShalLondon.

low, my lord Shallow, be what thou wilt, I am Davy. I hope to see London once ere I die. fortune's steward. Get on thy boots : we'll ride Bard. An I might see you there, Davy, all night :-0, sweet Pistol :~Away, Bardolph.

Shal. By the mass, you'll crack a quart together. [Exit Bard.)--Come, Pistol, utter more to me; Ha! will you not, master Bardolph?

and, withal, devise something, to do thyself good. Bard. Yes, sir, in a pottle pot.

Boot, boot, master Shallow : I know the young Shal, I thank thee :-The knave will stick by king is sick for me. Let us take any man's horses ; thee, I can assure thee that : he will not out; he is the laws of England are at my commandment. true bred.

Happy are they which have been my friends; and Bard. And I'll stick by him, sir.

woe to my lord chief justice ! Shal. Why, there spoke a king. Lack nothing : Pist. Let vultures vile seize on his lungs also!

(Knocking heard.] Look who's at door Where is the life that late I led, say they ; there: Ho! who knocks?

[Exit Davy. Why, here it is; Welcome these pleasant days. Fal. Why, now you have done me right.

[Exeunt. (To Silence, who drinks a bumper. Sil. Do me right,


SCENE IV.-London. A Street.
And dub me knight :

Enter Beadles, dragging in Hostess Quickly, and l'st not so?

Doll Tear-sheet. Fal. "Tis so.

Sil. Is't so? Why, then say, an old man can do Hoet. No, thou arrant knave; I would I might somewhat.

die, that I might have thee hanged : thou hast

drawn my shoulder out of joint. Re-enter Davy

1 Bead. The constables have delivered her over

to me: and she shall have whipping.cheer enough, Davy. An it please your worship there's one I warrant her ; there hath been a man or two Pistol come from the court with news.

lately killed about her. Fal. From the court, let him come in.

Doll. Nut-hook, nut-hook, you lie. Come on ; 1'11

tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged rascal ; Enter Pistol.

an the child I now go with, do miscarry, thou How now, Pistol ?

hadst better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou Pist, God save you, sir John!

paper-faced villain. Fal. What wind blew you hither, Pistol ?

Host. O the Lord, that sir John were come! he Pist. Not the ill wind which blows no man to would make this a bloody day to somebody. But good.-Sweet knight, thou art now one of the I pray God the fruit of her womb miscarry! greatest men in the realm.

1 Bead. If it do, you shall have a dozen of Sil. By'r lady, I think 'a be; but goodman Puff cushions again ; you have but eleven now. Come, of Barson.

I charge you both go with me; for the man is dead, Pist. Puff?

that you and Pistol beat among you. Puff in thy teeth, most recreant coward base! - Doil. I'll tell thee what, thou thin man in a Sir John, I am thy Pistol, and thy friend,

censer! I will have you as soundly swinged for And helter-skelter have I rode to thee;

this, you blue-bottle rogue! you filthy famished And tidings do I bring, and lucky joys,

correctioner: if you be not swinged, I'll forswear And golden times, and happy news of price. half-kirtles.

Fal. I pr'ythee now, deliver them like a man of 1 Bead. Come, come, you she knight-errant, this world.

come. Pist. A foutra for the world, and worldlings base! Host. O, that right should thus overcome I speak of Africa, and golden joys.

might! Fal. O base Assyrian knight, what is thy news? Well; of sufferance comes ease. Let king Cophetua know the truth thereof.

Doll. Come, you rogue, come; bring me to a Sil. And Robin Hood, Scurlet, and John. (Sings. justice.

Pist. Sball dunghill curs confront the Helicons ? Host. Ay; come, you starved blood-hound.
And shall good news be baffled ?

Doll. Goodman death! goodman bones!
Then, Pistol, lay thy head in Furies' lap.

Host. Thou atomy thou! Shal. Honest gentleman, I know not your breed. Doll. Come, you thin thing; come, you rascal ! ing

1 Bcad. Very well.



Approach ine; and thou shalt be as thou wast, SCENE V.-A public Place near Westminster The tutor and the feeder of my riots : Abbey

Till then, I banish thee, on pain of death,

As I have done the rest of my misleaders,
Enter tno Grooms, strening rushes.

Not to come near our person by ten mile.
I Groom. More rushes, more rushes.

For competence of life, I will allow you, 2 Groom. The trumpets have sounded twice. That lack of means enforce you not to evil :

I Groom. It will be two o'clock ere they come And, as we hear you do reform yourselves, from the coronation : Despatch, despatch. We will,-according to your strength, and quali

(Eseunt Grooms.

ties,Enter Falstaff, Shallow, Pistol, Bardolph, and the Give you advancement.--Be it your charge, my

lord, Page.

To see perform'd the tenor of our word.Pal. Stand here by me, master Robert Shallow ; Set on.

[Ereunt King and his Train, I will make the king do you grace: I will leer upon Fal. Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand him, as 'a comes by; and do but mark the counte-pound. nance that he will give me.

Shal. Ay, marry, sir John; which I beseech you Pist. God bless thy lungs, good knight.

to let me have home with me. Fal. Come here, Pistol ; stand behind me.-0, Fal. That can hardly be, master Shallow. Do if I had had time to have inade new liveries, I would not you grieve at this; I shall be sent for in private have bestowed the thousand pound I borrowed of to him : look you, he must seem thus to the world. you. [To Shallow.) But 'tis no matter ; this poor Fear not your advancement; I will be the man yet, show doth better : this doth infer the zeal I had to that shall make you great. see him.

Shal. I cannot perceive how ; unless you give me Shal. It doth so.

your doublet, and stuff me out with straw. I beFal. It shows my earnestness of affection. seech you, good sir John, let me have five hundred Shal. It doth so.

of my thousand. Fal. My devotion.

Fal. Sir, I will be as good as my word : this that Shal. It doth, it doth, it doth.

you heard, was but a colour. Fal. As it were, to ride day and night ; and not Shal. A colour, I fear, that you will die in, sir to deliberate, not to remember, not to have patience John. to shift me.

Fal. Fear no colours ; go with me to dinner. Shal. It is most certain.

Come, lieutenant Pistol ;-come, Bardolph :-) Fal. But to stand stained with travel, and sweat- shall be sent for soon at night. ing with desire to see him : thinking of nothing Re-enter Prince John, the Chief Justice, Officers, &c.

e; putting all affairs else in oblivion; as if there were nothing else to be done, but to see him. Ch. Just. Go, carry sir John Falstaff to the Fleet :

Pist. 'Tis semper idem, for absque hoc nihil est : Take all his company along with him. "Tis all in every part.

Fal. My lord, my lord,Shal. 'Tis so, indeed.

Ch. Just. I cannot now speak: I will hear you Pist. My knight, I will inflame thy noble liver, And make thee rage.

Take them away. Thy Doll, and Helen of thy noble thoughts,

Pist. Si fortuna me tormenta, spero me contenta. Is in base durance, and contagious prison ;

[E.reunt Fal. Shal. Pist. Bard Page, Haul'd thither

and Officers. By most mechanical and dirty hand :

P. John. I like this fair proceeding of the king's : Rouze up revenge from ebon den with fell Alecto's He hath intent, his wonted followers snake,

Shall all be very well provided for ;
For Doll is in ; Pistol speaks nought but truth. But all are banish'd, till their conversations
Fal. I will deliver her.

Appear more wise and modest to the world. [Shouts within, and the trumpets sound. Ch. Just. And so they are. Pist. There roar'd the sea, and trumpet-clangor P. John. The king hath call'd his parliament, my sounds.


Ch. Just. He bath. Enter the King and his Train, the Chief Justice

P. John. I will lay odds,-that, ere this year

expire, Fal. God save thy grace, king Hal! my royal We bear our civil swords, and native fire, Hal !

As far as France : I heard a bird so sing, Pist. The heavens thee guard and keep, most Whose musick, to my thinking, pleas'd the king. royal imp of fame!

Come, will you hence ?

[Ereunt. Fal. God save thee, my sweet boy! King. My lord chief justice, speak to that vain

EPILOGUE.-Spoken by a Dancer. man.

First, my fear ; then, my court'sy : last, my Ch. Just. Have you your wits ? know you what speech. My fear is, your displeasure ; 'my court'sy, 'tis you speak ?

my duty; and my speech, to beg your pardons. If Fal. My king! my Jove ! I speak to thee, my you look for a good speech now, you undo me: for heart !

what I have to say, is of mine own making ; and King. I know thee not, old man: Fall to thy what, indeed, I should say, will, I doubt, prove prayers ;

mine own marring. But to the purpose, and so to How ill white hairs become a fool, and jester ! the venture.-Beit known to you, (as it is very well,) I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, I was lately here in the end of a displeasing play, So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane ;

to pray your patience for it, and to promise you a But, being awake, I do despise my dream. better. I did mean, indeed, to pay you with this; Make less thy body, hence, and more thy grace ; which, if, like an ill venture, it come unluckily Leave gormandizing; know, the grave doth gape home, I break, and you, my gentle creditors, lose. For thce thrice wider than for other men :- Here, I promised you, I would be, and here I Reply not to me with a fool-born jest ;

commit my body to your mercies : bate me some, Presume not, that I am the thing I was :

and I will pay you some, and, as most debtors do, For heaven doth know, so shall the world perceive, promise you infinitely. That I have turn'd away my former self ;

If my tongue cannot entreat you to acquit me, So will I those that kept me company.

will you command me to use my legs? and yet that When thou dost hear I am as I have been, were hut light payment,ếto dance out of your det

among them.

But a good conscience will make any possible satis- make you merry with fair Katharine of France : faction, and so will I. All the gentlewomen here where, for any thing I know, Falstaff shall die of have forgiven me: if the gentlemen will not, then a sweat, unless already he be killed with your hard the gentlemen do not agree with the gentlewomen, opinions; for Oldcastle died a martyr, and this is which was never seen before in such an assembly. not the man. My tongue is weary ; when my legs

One word more, I beseech you. If you be not are too, I will bid you good night: and so kneel too much cloyed with fat meat, our humble author down before you ;-but, indeed, to pray for the will continue the story, with Sir John in it, and queen.


PERSONS REPRESENTED. King Henry the fifth.

A Herald Duke of Gloster,

Chorus. Duke of Bedford,

brothers to the King. Duke of Exeter, uncle to the king.

Charles the Sixth, King of France. Duke of York, cousin to the King.

Lewis, the Dauphin. Earls of Salisbury, Westmoreland, and War. Dukes of Burgundy, Orleans, and Bourbon. wick.

The Constable of France. Archbishop of Canterbury.

Rambures and Grandpree, French lords. Bishop of Ely.

Governor of Harfleur.
Earl of Cambridge,

Montjoy, a French herald.
Lord Scroop, conspirators against the King. Ambassadors to the King of England.
Sir Thomas Grey,
Sir Thomas Erpingham, Gower, Fluellen, Mac. Isabel, Queen of France.

morris, Jamy, officers in King Henry's Katharine, daughter of Charles and Isabel.

Alice, a lady attending on the Princess Katharine
Bates, Court, Williams, soldiers in the same. Quickly, Pistol's wife, an hostess.
Nym, Bardolph, Pistol, formerly servants to Fal-
staff, now soldiers in the same.

Lords, Ladies, Officers, French and English Soldvers, Boy, servant to them.

Messengers, and Attendants.
The SCENE, at the beginning of the Play, lies in England; but afterwards wholly in France.

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Enter Chorus.

Enter the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Bishop

of Ely. O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention !

Cant. My lord, I'll tell you,-that self bill is A kingdom for a stage, princes to act,

urg'd, and monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Which, in the eleventh year o'the last king's reign Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Was like, and had indeed against us pass'd, Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, But that the scambling and unquiet time Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and Did push it out of further question. fire,

Ely. But how, my lord, shall we resist it now? Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, Cant. It must be thought on. If it pass agairst The flat unraised spirit, that hath dared,

us, On this unworthy scaffold, to bring forth

We lose the better half of our possession : So great an object : Can this cockpit hold

For all the temporal lands, which men devout The vasty fields of France ? or may we cram By testament have given to the church, Within this wooden 0, the very casques,

Would they strip from us; being valued thus, That did affright the air at Agincourt ?

As much as would maintain, to the king's honour 0, pardon ! since a crooked figure may

Full fifteen earls, and fifteen hundred knights ; Attest, in little place, a million ;

Six thousand and two hundred good esquires ; And let us, ciphers to this great accompt,

And, to relief of lazars, and weak age, On your imaginary forces work :

Of indigent faint souls, past corporal toil, Suppose, within the girdle of these walls

A hundred alms-houses, right well supplied ; Are now confin'd two mighty monarchies,

And to the coffers of the king beside, Whose high upreared and abutting fronts

A thousand pounds by the year : Thus runs the The perilous, narrow ocean parts asunder.

bill. Piece out our imperfections with your thonghts ; Ely. This would drink deep. Into a thousand parts divide one man,


'Twould drink the cap and all. And make imaginary puissance :

Ely. But what prevention ? Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them Cant. The king is full of grace, and fair regard. Printing their proud hoofs i'the receiving earth : Ely. And a true lover of the holy church. For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our Cant. The courses of his youth promis'd it not. kings,

The breath no sooner left his father's body, Carry them here and there; jumping o'er times; But that his wildness, mortified in him, Turning the accomplishment of many years

Seem'd to die too: yea, at that very moment, Into an hour-glass; For the which supply,

Consideration like an angel came,
Admit me chorus to this history;

And whipp'd the offending Adam out of him ;
Who, prologue-like, your humble patience pray, Leaving his body as a paradise,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.

To envelop and contain celestial spirits.
Never was such a sudden scholar made :

Never came reformation in a flood,

With such a heady current, scouring faults;

Nor never Hydra-headed wilfulness SCENE I. London. An Ante-chamber in the So soon did lose his seat, and all at once, King's Palace.

As in this king.

Ely. We are blessed in the change.

Enter the Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Cant. Hear him but reason in divinity,

Ely. And, all-admiring, with an inward wish You would desire, the king were made a prelate: Cant. God and his angels, guard your sacred Hear him debate of commonwealth affairs,

throne, You would say,-it hath been all-in-all his study: And make you long become it! List his discourse of war, and you shall hear

K. Hen.

Sure, we thank you. A fearful battle render'd you in musick:

My learned lord, we pray you to proceed ! Turn him to any cause of policy,

And justly and religiously unfold, The Gordian knot of it he will unloose,

Why the law Salique, that they have in France, Familiar as his garter; that, when he speaks,

Or should, or should not, bar us in our claim. The air, a charter'd libertine, is still,

And God forbid, my dear and faithful lord, And the mute wonder lurketh in men's ears,

That you should fashion, rest, or bow your reading, To steal his sweet and honeyed sentences;

Or nicely charge your understanding soul So that the art and practick part of life

With opening titles miscreate, whose right Must be the mistress to this theorick:

Suits not in native colours with the truth; Which is a wonder, how his grace should glean it, For God doth know, how many, now in health, Since his addiction was to courses vain :

Shall drop their blood in approbation
His companies unletter'd, rude, and shallow ; Of what your reverence shall incite us to :
His hours fill'd up with riots, banquets, sports ;

Therefore take heed how you impawn our person, And never noted in him any study,

How you awake the sleeping sword of war: Any retirement, any sequestration

We charge you in the name of God, take heed : From open haunts and popularity.

For never two such kingdoms did contend, Ely. The strawberry grows underneath the Without much fall of blood; whose guiltless drop. nettle :

Are every one a woe, a sore complaint, And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best, "Gainst him whose wrongs give edge unto the Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality :

swords And so the prince obscur'd his contemplation

That make such waste in brief mortality. Under the veil of wildness; which, no doubt, Under this conjuration, speak, my lord: Grew like the summer grass, fastest by night,

And we will hear, note, and believe in heart, Unseen, yet crescive in his faculty.

That what you speak is in your conscience wash'd Cant. It must be so; for miracles are ceas'd; As pure as sin with baptism. And therefore we must needs admit the means,

Cant. Then hear me, gracious sovereign,- and How things are perfected.

you peers, Ely.

But, my good lord, That owe your lives, your faith, and services, How now for mitigation of this bill

To this imperial throne ;- There is no bar Urg'd by the commons ? Doth his majesty

To make against your highness' claim to France, Incline to it, or no?

But this, which they produce from Pharamond, Cant. He seems indifferent;

In terram Salicam mulieres ne succedant, Or, rather, swaying more upon our part,

No woman shall succeed in Salique land: Than cherishing the exhibiters against us :

Which Salique land the French unjustly gloze, For I have made an offer to his majesty,

To be the realm of France, and Pharamond Upon our spiritual convocation ;

The founder of this law and female bar. and in regard of causes now in hand,

Yet their own authors faithfully affirm, Which I have open'd to his grace at large,

That the land Salique lies in Germany, As touching France,-to give a greater sum

Between the floods of Sala and of Elbe : Than ever at one time the clergy yet

Where Charles the great, having subdued the Did to his predecessors part withal.

Saxons, Ely. How did this offer seem receiv'd, my lord ? There left behind and settled certain French; Cunt. With good acceptance of his majesty ;

Who, holding in disdain the German women, Save, that there was not time enough to hear

For some dishonest manners of their life, (As I perceiv'd, his grace would fain have done,)

Establish'd there this law,

to wit, no female The severals, and unhidden passages,

Should be inheritrix in Salique land; Of his true titles to some certain dukedoms; Which Salique, as I said, 'twixt Elbe and Sala, And, generally, to the crown and seat of France, Is at this day in Germany call'd-Meisen. Deriv'd from Edward, his great grandfather.

Thus doth it well appear, the Salique law Ely. What was the impediment that broke this was not devised for the realm of France; off ?

Nor did the French possess the Salique land Cant. The French ambassador, upon that instant, Until four hundred one and twenty years Crav'd audience : and the hour, I think, is come,

After defunction of king Pharamond, To give him hearing: Is it four o'clock?

Idly suppos'd the founder of this law; Ely.

It is. Who died within the year of our redemption Cant. Then go we in, to know his embassy ;

Four hundred twenty-six; and Charles the great Which I could, with a ready guess, declare,

Subdued the Saxons, and did seat the French Before the Frenchman speak a word of it.

Beyond the river Sala, in the year Ely. I'll wait upon you; and I long to hear it.

Eight hundred five. Besides, their writers say, [Exeunt. King Pepin, which deposed Childerick,

Did, as heir general, being descended SCENE II.-The same. A Room of State in the Of Blithild, which was daughter to king Clothair,

Make claim and title to the crown of France. same. Enter King Henry, Gloster, Bedford, Exeter, of Charles the duke of Lorain, sole heir male

Hugh Capet also,--that usurp'd the crown Warwick, Westmoreland, and Attendants.

Of the trne line and stock of Charles the great, K. Hen. Where is my gracious Lord of Canter. To fine his title with some show of truth, bury ?

(Though, in pure truth, it was corrupt and naught, Ere. Not here in presence.

Convey'd himself as heir to the lady Lingare, K. Hen. Send for him, good uncle.

Daughter to Charlemain, who was the son West. Shall we call in the ambassador, my liege? To Lewis the emperor, and Lewis the son K. Hen. Not yet, my cousin ; we would be re- of Charles the great. Also king Lewis the tenth, solv'd,

Who was sole heir to the usurper Capet, Before we hear him, of some things of weight, Could not keep quiet in his conscience, That task our thoughts, concerning us and France. Wearing the crown of France, till satisfied

That fair queen Isabel, his grandmother,

Cant. She hath been then more fear'd tnan Was lineal of the lady Ermengare,

harm'd, my liege : Daughter to Charles the foresaid duke of Lorain : For hear her but exampled by herself, By the which marriage, the line of Charles the When all her chivalry hath been in France, great

And she a mourning widow of ner nobles, Was re-united to the crown of France.

She hath herself not only well defended, So that, as clear as is the summer's sun,

But taken, and impounded as a stray, King Pepin's title, and Hugh Capet's claim, The king of Scots; whom she did send to France, King Lewis his satisfaction, all appear

To fill king Edward's fame with prisoner kings; To hold in right and title of the female:

And make your chronicle as rich with praise, So do the kings of France unto this day;

As is the ooze and bottom of the sea How beit they would hold up this Salique law, With sunken wreck and sumless treasuries. To bar your highness claiming from the female; West. But there's a saying, very old and true,And rather choose to hide them in a net,

If that you will France win, Than amply to imbare their crooked titles

Then with Scotland first begin; Usurp'd from you and your progenitors.

For once the eagle England being in prey, K. Hen. May I, with right and conscience, make To her unguarded nest the weasel Scot this claim ?

Comes sneaking, and so sucks her princely eggs ; Cant. The sin upon my head, dread sovereign! Playing the mouse, in absence of the cat, For in the book of Numbers is it writ,

To spoil and havock more than she can eat. When the son dies, let the inheritance

Exe. It follows then, the cat must stay at home : Descend unto the daughter. Gracious lord, Yet that is but a curs'd necessity; Stand for your own; unwind your bloody flag ; Since we have locks to safeguard necessaries, Look back unto your mighty ancestors :

And pretty traps to catch the petty thieves. Go, my dread lord, to your great grandsire's tomb, While that the armed hand doth fight abroad, From whom you claim; invoke his warlike spirit, The advised head defends itself at home : And your great uncle's, Edward the black prince; For government, though high, and low, and lower, Who on the French ground play'd a tragedy, Put into parts, doth keep in one concent; Making defeat on the full power of France; Congruing in a full and natural close, Whiles his most mighty father on a hill

Like musick. Stood smiling, to behold his lion's whelp

Cant. True: therefore doth heaven divide Forage in blood of French nobility.

The state of man in divers functions, O noble English, that could entertain

Setting endeavour in continual motion ; With half their foroes the full pride of France; To which is fixed, as an aim or butt, And let another half stand laughing by,

Obedience : for so work the honey bees; All out of work, and cold for action !

Creatures, that, by a rule in nature, teach Ely. A wake remembrance of these valiant dead, The act of order to a peopled kingdom. And with your puissant arm renew their feats: They have a king, and officers of sorts : You are their heir, you sit upon their throne; Where some, like magistrates, correct at home; The blood and courage, that renowned them, Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad; Runs in your veins ; and my thrice-puissant liege Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Is in the very May-morn of his youth,

Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds; Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprizes.

Which pillage they with merry march bring home Ére. Your brother kings and monarchs of the To the tent-royal of their emperor : earth

Who, busied in his majesty, surveys
Do all expect that you should rouse yourself, The singing masons building roofs of gold,
As did the former lions of your blood.

The civil citizens kneading up the honey ; West. They know, your grace hath cause, and The poor mechanick porters crowding in means, and might;

Their heavy burdens at his narrow gate ;
So hath your highness; never king of England The sad-ey'd justice, with his surly hum,
Had nobles richer, and more loyal subjects; Delivering o'er to executors pale
Whose hearts have left their bodies here in Eng. The lazy yawning drone. I this infer,

That many things, having full reference
And lie pavilion'd in the fields of France.

To one concent, may work contrariously;
Cant. 0, let their bodies follow, my dear liege, As many arrows, loosed several ways,
With blood, and sword, and fire, to win your Fly to one mark;
In aid whereof, we of the spiritualty [right: As many several ways meet in one town;
Will raise your highness such a mighty sum, As many fresh streams run in one self sea ;
As never did the clergy at one time

As many lines close in the dial's center;
Bring in to any of your ancestors.

So may a thousand actions, once afoot,
K. Hen. We must not only arm to invade the End in one purpose, and be all well borne

Without defeat. Therefore to France, my liege. But lay down our proportions to defend

Divide your happy England into four;
Against the Scot, who will make road upon us Whereof take you one quarter into France,
With all

And you withal shall make all Gallia shake.
Cant. They of those marches, gracious sovereign, If we, with thrice that power left at home,
Shall be a wall sufficient to defend

Cannot defend our own door from the dog, Our inland from the pilfering borderers.

Let us be worried; and our nation lose K. Hen. We do not mean the coursing snatchers The name of hardiness, and policy. only,

K. Hen. Call in the messengers sent from the But fear the main intendment of the Scot,

Dauphin. Who hath been still a giddy neighbour to us;

[Exit an Attendant. The King ascends his For you shall read, that my great grandfather

throne. Never went with his forces into France,

Now are we well resolv'd ;-and,-by God's help ; But that the Scot on his unfurnish'd kingdom And yours, the noble sinews of our power, Came pouring, like the tide into a breach,

France being ours, we'll bend it to our awe, With ample and brim fulness of his force; Or break it all to pieces : Or there we'll sit, Galling the gleaned land with hot essays:

Ruling, in large and ample empery, Girding with grievous siege, castles and towns; O'er France, and all her almost kingly dukedoms That England, being empty of defence,

Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn, Hath shook, and trembled at the ill-neignbour-Tombless, with no remembrance over them hood.

Either our history shall, with full mouth,

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