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A made a finer end, and went away, an it had For England his approaches makes as fierce, been any christom child ; 'a parted even just be- As waters to the sucking of a gulf. tween twelve and one, e'en al turning o'the tide; It lits us then, to be as provident for after I saw him fumble with the sheels, and As fear may teach us, out of late examples play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers’ends, Left by the fatal and neglected English I knew there was but one way; for his nose was Upon our fields. as sharp as a pen, and 'a babbled of green fields. Dau.
My most redoubted father, How now, sir John ? quoth I : what, man! be of It is most meet we arm us 'gainst the foe: good cheer. So 'a cried out-God, God, God! For peace itself should not so dull. a kingdom, three or four times: now I, to comfort him, bid (Though war, nor no known quarrel, were in him, 'a should not think of God; I hoped, there question) was no need to trouble himself' with any such But that defences, musters, preparations, thoughts yet: So, 'a bade me lay more clothes on should be maintain'd, assembled, and collected, his feet: I put my hand into the bed, and felt them, As were a war in expectation. and they were as cold as any stone; then I felt to Therefore, I say, 'tis meet we all go forth, his knees, and so upward, and upward, and all To view the sick and feeble parts of France : was as cold as any stone.
And let us do it with no show of fear; Nym. They say, he cried out for sack. No, with no more, than if we heard that England, Quick. Ay, that'a did.
Were busied with a Whitsun morris-dance: Bard. And of women.
For, my good liege, she is so idly king'd, Quick, Nay, that 'a did not.
Her sceptre so fantastically borne Boy. Ycs, that 'a did ; and said, they were devils By a vain, giddy, shallow, humorous youth, incarnate.
That fear attends her not. Quick. 'A could never abide carnation ; 'twas a Con.
O peace, prince dauphin! colour he never liked.
You are too much mistaken in this king : Boy. 'A said once, the devil would have him Question your grace the late ambassadors, about women.
With what great state he heard their embassy. Quick. 'A did in some sort, indeed, handle wo- How well supplied with noble counsellors, men : but then he was rheumatic;: and talked of How modest in exception, and, withal, the whore of Babylon.
How terrible in constant resolution,Boy. Do you not remember, 'a saw a flea stick And you shall find, his vanities fore-spent upon Bardolph's nose ; and 'a said, it was a black Were but the outside of the Roman Brutus, soul burning in hell-fire ?
Covering dist: etion with a coat of folly; Bard. Well, the fuel is gone, that maintained As gardeners do with ordure hide those roots that fire: that's all the riches I got in his service. That shall first spring, and be most delicate.
Nym. Shall we shog off? the king will be gone Dau. Well, 'tis not so, my lord high constable, from Southampton.
But though we think it so, it is no matter :
The enemy more mighty than he seems,
Doth, like a miser, spoil his coat, with scanting
Fr. King. Think we king Harry strong ; Therefore, caveto be thy counsellor.
And, princes, look, you strongly arm to meet him.
Boy. And that is but unwholesome food, they say. Witness our too much memorable shame,
Nym. I cannot kiss, that is the humour of it; Of that black name, Edward black prince of Wales; but adieu.
Whiles that his mountain sire, -on mountain Pist. Let housewifery appear; keep close, I thee standing, command.
Up in the air, crown'd with the golden sun,Quick. Farewell; adieu.
[Exeunt. Saw his heroical seed, and smild to see him
Mangle the work of nature, and desace SCENE IV.-France. A room in the French The patterns that by God and by French fathers King's palace. Enter the French King attended; Had twenty years been made. This is a stem the Dauphin, the Duke of Burgundy, the Consta- Of that victorious stock; and let us fear ble, and others.
The native inightiness and fate of him. Fr. King. Thus come the English with full power
Enter a Messenger. upon us ; And more than carefully it us concerns,
Mess. Ambassadors from Henry king of England To answer royally in our defences.
Do crave admittance to your majesty. Therefore the dukes of Berry, and of Bretagne, Fr. King. We'll give them present audience. Of Brabant, and f Orleans, shall make forih,
Go, and bring them. And you, prince dauphin,—with all swift despatch,
(Exe. Mess, and certain Lords. To line, and new repair, our towns of war, With men of courage, and with means defendant :
this chace is hotly follow'd, friends. (1) A child not more than a month old.
(4) Render it callous, insensible. 12) Mrs. Quickly means lunatic.
(5) In making objections. (3) Dry thy eyes.
(6) Wasted, exhausted. (7) Lineage.
Dar. Turn head, and stop pursuit : for coward Exe. He'll make your Paris Louvre shake for it, dogs
Were it the mistress court of mighty Europe : Must spend their mouths, when what they scem to And, be assur’d, you'll find a difference threaten,
(As we, his subjects, have in wonder found,) Runs far before them. Good my sovereign, Between the promise of his greener days, Take up the English short ; and let them know And these he masters now ; now he weighs time, Or what a monarchy you are the head:
Even to the utmost grain ; which you shall read Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
In your own losses, if he stay in France. As self-neglecting.
Fr. King. To-morrow shall you know our mind
at full. Re-enter Lords, with Exeter and train.
Exe. Despatch us with all speed, lest that our Fr. King. From our brother England ? king
Ere. From him; and thus he greets your majesty. Come here himself to question our delay; He wills you, in the name of God Almighty,
For he is footed in this land already. That you divest yourself, and lay apart
Fr. King. You shall be soon dispatch'd, with The borrow'd glories, that, by gift of heaven,
fair conditions: By law of nature, and of nations, ’long
A night is but small breath, and little pause,
(Exeunt. By custom and the ordinance of times, Into the crown of France. That you may know, 'Tis no sinister, nor no awkward claim,
ACT Ill. .
Cho. Thus with imagin'd wing our swist sceno
[Gives a paper. In every branch truly demonstrative;
In motion of no less celerity Willing you, overlook this pedigree:
Than that of thought. Suppose, that you have seen And, when you find him evenly deriv'd
The well-appointed king at Hampton pier From his most fam'd of famous ancestors,
Embark his royalty; and his brave fleet Edward the third, he bids you then resign
With silken streamers the young Phæbus fanning. Your crown and kingdom, indirectly held
Play with your fancies; and in them behold, From him the native and true challenger.
Upon the hempen tackle, ship-boys climbing : Fr. King. Or else what follows ?
Hear the shrill whistle, which doth order give Ere. Bloody constraint; for if you hide the crown To sounds confus'd: behold the threaden sails, Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it :
Borne with the invisible and creeping wind, And therefore in fierce tempest is he coming, Draw the huge bottoms through the surrow'd sea, In thunder, and in earthquake, like a Jove;
Breasting the lofty surge: 0, do but think, (That, if requiring fail, he will compel ;)
You stand upon the rivage? and behold
A city on the inconstant billows dancing ;
For so appears this fleet majestical,
Holding due course to Hardleur. Follow, follow ! Opens his vasty jaws: and on your head
Grapple your minds to sternages of this navy; Turns he the widows' tears, the orphans' cries, The dead men's blood, the pining maidens’groans, Guarded with grandsires, babies, and old women,
And leave your England, as dead midnight, still, For husbands, fathers, and betrothed lovers,
Either past, or not arriv'd to, pith and puissance : That shall be swallow'd in this controversy.
For who is he, whose chin is but enrich'd This is his claim, his threat’ning, and my message; With one appearing hair, that will not follow Unless the dauphin be in presence here,
These cull'd and choicc-drawn cavaliers to France ? To whom expressly I bring greeting too. Fr. King. For us, we will consider of this further: Behold the ordnance on their carriages,
Work, work, your thoughts, and therein see a siege: To-morrow shall you bear our full intent
With fatal mouths gaping on girded Harfleur. Back to our brother England.
Suppose, the ambassador from the French comes Dau. For the dauphin,
back; I stand here for him; What to him from England ? Tells Harry-ihat the king doth offer him Exe. Scorn, and 'defiance; slight regard, con- Katharine his daughter; and with her, to dowry, tempt,
Some petty and unprofitable dukedoms. And any thing that may not misbecome
The offer likes not: and the nimble gunner The mighty sender, doth he prize you at. With linstock“ now the devilish cannon touches, Thus says my king : and, if your father's highness
(Alarum : and chambers go off. Do not, in grant of all demands at large,
And down goes all before them. Still be kind, Sweeten the bitter mock you sent his majesty,
And eke out our performance with your mind. He'll call you to so hot an answer for it,
(Exit. That caves and womby vaullages of France Shall chide your trespass, and return your mock SCENE I:- The same. Before Harfleur. AlaIn second accent of his ordnance.
Enter King Henry, Exeter, Bedford, Dau. Say, if my father render fair reply,
Gloster, and soldiers, with scaling-ladders. It is against my will: for I desire
K. Hen. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, Nothing but odds with England; to that end, As matching to his youth and vanity,
Or close the wall up with our English dead ! I did present him with those Paris balls.
(4) The staff which holds the match used in firing Resound, echo. (2) Bank or shcre. Sterns of the ships.
(5) Small pieces of ordnance.
once more ;
In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man, Nym. These be good humours !—70 As modest stillness, and humility:
wins bad huinours. But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
(Exeunt Nym, Pistol, and Bar Then imitate the action of the tiger;
lowed by Fluellen. Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Boy. As young as I am, I have obse Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage : three swashers. I am boy to them all thr Then lend the eye a terrible aspéct;
they ihree, though they would serve me Let it pry through the portage of the head, be man to me; for, indeed, three such Like the brass cannon ; let the brow o'erwhelm it, not amount to a man. For Bardolph,As fearfully, as doth a galled rock
livered, and red-laced; by the means O'erhang and jutty' his confounded? base, faces it out, but fights not. For Pistol, Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. killing ton rue, and a quict sword; by Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide ; whereof 'a breaks words, and keeps whol Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit For Nym,-he hath heard, that men of To his full height !-On, on, you noblesi English, are the best' men; and therefore he se Whose blood is set: from fathers of war-proof! his prayers, lest 'a should be thought a ce Fathers, that, like so many Alexanders,
his lew bad words are match'd with a Have, in these parts, from morn till even fought, deeds; for 'a never broke any man's he And sheath'd their swords for lack of arguincnt. own; and that was against a post, w Dishonour not your moihers; now attest,
drunk. They will steal any thing, and That those, whom you cali'd fathers, did beget purchase. Bardolph stole a lute-case you !
twelve leagues, and sold it for three Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
Nym and Bardolph, are sworn brothers And teach them how io war !-And you, gooi and in Calais they stole a fire-shovel : yeomen,
that piece of service, the men would ca Whose limbs were made in England, show us here They would have me as familiar with me The mettle of your pasture ; let us swear
as their gloves or their handkerchiefs : w That you are worth your breeding: which I doubt much against my manhood, if I should not ;
another's pocket, 10 put into mine; fo For there is none of you so mean and base, pocketing up of wrongs. I must leave That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
seek some better service: their villany E I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, my weak stomach, and therefore I must Straining upon the stari. The game's aloot; Follow your spirit : and, upon this charge, Cry-God for Harry! England! and jaint George!
Re-enter Fluellen, Gower follow (Exeunt. Alarum, and chambers go off. Gow. Captain Fluellen, you must com
to the mines; the duke of Gloster w SCENE II. - The same. Forces pass over ; then with you.
enler Nym, Bardolph, Pistol, and Boy. Flu. To the mines ! tell you the dul Bard. On, on, on, on, on! to the breach, to the mines is not according to the disciplines
so good to come to the mines: For, lo breach!
the concavities of it is not sufficient Nym. 'Pray thee, corporal, stay; the knocks
you, th' athversary (you muy discuss un are too hot; and, for mine own part, I have not a look you,) is dight himself four yards case of lives : the humour of it is too hot, that is
counterinines: by Cheshu, I think, 'a the very plain-song of it. Pist. The plain-song is most just ; for humours up all, if there is not better directions. do abound;
Gow. The duke of Gloster, to whom
the siege is given, is altogether directed Knocks go and come; God's vassals drop and die; And sword and shield,
man; a very valiant gentleman, i'faith. In bloody field,
Flu. It is captain Macmorris, is it no
Gow. I think, it be. Doth win immortal fame. Boy. 'Would I were in an ale-house in London! will verily as much in his peard: he h
Flu. By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety. directions in the true disciplines of the Pist. And I: If wishes would prevail with me,
you, of the Roman disciplines, than is a My purpose should not fail with me,
Enter Macmorris and Jamy, at a di But thither would I hie.
Gow. Here 'a comes; and the Sco Boy. As duly, but not as truly, as bird doth sing captain Jamy, with him. on bough.
Flu. Captain Jamy is a marvellous fa Enter Fluellen.
tleman, that is certain; and of great
and knowledge, in the ancient wars, up Flu. Got's plood !-Up to the preaches, you ticular knowledge of his directions : by rascals! will you not up to the preaches ? will maintain his argument as well as a
Driving them forward. man in the 'orld, in the disciplines of Pist. Be merciful, great duke, sto men of mould! wars of the Romans. Abate thy rage, abate thy manly rage!
Jamy. I say, gud-day, captain Fluell Abate thy rage, great duke !
Flu. God-den to your worship, gootca Good bawcock, bate thy rage! use lenity, sweet Gow. How now, captain Macmorris chuck!
quit the mines ? have the pioneers given (1) A mole to withstand the encroachment of the (4) Matter, subject. (5) Com tide.
16) Earth. (7) Bravest. 18) Pock (2) Worn, wasted. (3) Fetched.
(9) Digged. (10) Blow.
Mac. By Chrish la, tish ill done: the work isn And the flesh'd soldier,-rough and hard of heart,give over, the trumpet sound the retreat. By my In liberty of bloody hand, shall range hand, I swear, and by my father's soul, the works With conscience wide as hell; mowing like gras ish ill done; it'ish give over : I would have blowed Your fresh-air virgins, and your flowering infants. up the town, so Chrish save me, la, in an hour. What is it then to me, if impious war,0, tish ill done, tish ill done; by my hand, tish ill Array'd in flames, like to the prince of fiends, done !
Do, with his smirch'd? complexion, all fell: seats Flu. Captain Macmorris, I peseech you now, will Enlink'd to waste and desolation ? you vouchsafe me, look you, a few disputations with What is’t to me, when you yourselves are cause, you? as partly touching or concerning the disci- If your pure maidens fall into the hand plines of the war, the Roman wars, in the way or or hot and forcing violation ? argument, look you, and friendly communication ; What rein can hold licentious wickedness, partly, to satisfy my opinion, and partly, for the When down the hill he holds his fierce career? satisfaction, look you, of my mind, as touching the We may as bootless* spend our vain command direction of the inilitary discipline; that is the point. Upon the enraged soldiers in their spoil,
Jamy. It sall be very gud, gud seith, gud cap- As send precepts to the Leviathan tains both: and I sall quit' you with gud leave, as to come ashore. Therefore, you men of Harflew I may pick occasion; that sall I, marry.
Take pity of your town, and of your people, Mac. It is no time to discourse, so Chrish save Whiles yet my soldiers are in my command'; me, the day is hot, and the weather, and the wars, Whiles yet the cool and temperate wind of grace and the king, and the dukes; it is no time to dis- O'erblows the filthy and contagious clouds
The town is beseeched, and the trumpet of deadly murder, spoil, and villany. calls us to the breach; and we talk, and, by Chrish, If not, why, in a moment, look to see do nothing ; 'tis shame for us all: so God sa' me, The blind and bloody soldier with soul hand 'tis shame to stand still; it is shame, by my hand: Defile the locks of your shrill-shrieking daughters; and there is throats to be cut, and works to be done; Your fathers taken by the silver beards, and there ish nothing done, so Chrish sa' me, la. And their most reverend heads dash'd to the walls;
Jamy. By the mess, ere theise eyes of mine take Your naked infants spitted upon pikes; themselves to slumber, aile do gude service, or aile Whiles the mad mothers with their howls confus'd ligge i'the grund for it; ay, or go to death ; and Do break the clouds, as did the wives of Jewry aile pay it as valorously as I may, that sall I surely At Herod's bloody-hunting slaughtermen. do, that is the bresť and the long: Mary, I wad full What say you ? will you yield, and this avoid ? fain heard some question 'tween you tway. Or, guilty in defence, be thus destroy'd ?
Flu. Captain Macmorris, I think, look you, Gov. Our expectation hath this day an end: under your correction, there is not many of your The dauphin, whom of succour we entreated, nation
Returns us—that his powers are not yet ready Mac. Of my nation? What ish my nation ? ish To raisc so great a siege. Therefore, dread king, a villain, and á bastard, and a knave, and a rascal? We yield our town, and lives, to thy soft mercy: What ish my nation? Who talks of my nation? Enter our gates; dispose of us, and ours;
Flu. Look you, if you take the matter otherwise For we no longer are desensible. than is meant, captain Macmorris, peradventure, I K. Hen. Open your gates.--Come, uncle Exeter, sball think you do not use me with that affability as Go you and enter Harfleur; there remain, in discretion you ought to use me, look you ; being And fortify it strongly 'gainst the French: as goot a man as yourself, both in the disciplines Use mercy to them all. For us, dear uncle, of wars, and in the derivation of my birth, and in The winter coming on, and sickness growing other particularities.
Upon our soldiers, -we'll retire to Calais. Mac. do not know you so good a man as my-To-night in Harfleur will we be your guest; self: so Chrish save me, I will cut off your head. To-morrow for the march are we addrest,
Gow. Gentlemen both, you will mistake each (Flourish. The King, f-c. enter the town. other. Jamy. Au! that's a foul fault. (A parlty sounded.
SCENE IV.-Rouen. A room in the palace. Gow. The town sounds a parley.
Enter Katharine and Alice. Flu. Captain Macmorris, when there is more Kath. Alice, tu as esté en Angleterre, el tu parles better opportunity to be required, look you, I will bien le language. be so bold as to tell you, I know the disciplines of Alice. Un peu, madame. war; and there is an end.
(Exeunt. Kath. Je te prie, m'enseignez; il faut que j'apSCENE III.- The same. Before the gates of en Anglois ?
prenne à parler. Comment appellez vous la main, Harfleur. The Governor and some citizens on
Alice. Le main ? elle est appellée, de hand. the walls : the English forces below. Enter Kath. De hand. Et les doigts ? King Henry and his train.
Alice. Les doigts? ma foy, je oublie les doigts; K. Hen. How yet resolves the governor of the mais je me souviendray. Les doigts ? je pense, town?
qu'ils sont appellé de fingres; quy, de fingres. This is the latest parle we will admit:
Kath. Le main, de hand ; les doigts, de fingres. Therefore, to our best mercy give yourselves; Je pense, que je suis le bon escolier. J'ay gagné Or, like to men proud of destruction,
deur mots d'Anglois visiement. Comment appellez Defy us to our worst: for, as I am a soldier, vous les ongles ? (A name, that, in my thoughts, becomes me best,) Alice. Les ongles ? les appellons, de nails. if I begin the battery once again,
Kath. De nails. Escoutez; dites moy, si je I will not leave the half-achieved'Harfleur, parle bien ; de hand, de fingres, de nails. Till in her ashes she lie buried.
Alice. C'est bien dit, madame ; il est fort bon The gates of mercy shall be all shut up; Anglois. (1) Requite, answer. (2) Soiled. (3) Cruel. (4) Without sucoess. (5) Prepared.
In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man, Nym. These be good bumours !-you botou As modest stillness, and humility:
wins bad hunours. But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
(Eseuni Nym, Pistol, and Bardolph, fuck Then imitate the action of the tiger;
lowed by Fluellen. Stitlen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Boy. As young as I am, I have observed thx Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage : three swashers. Iain boy io them all three: bara Then lead the eye a terrible aspect;
they ihree, though they would serve me, could Let it pry through the portage of the head, be man to me; for, indeed, three such arties Like the brass cannon ; let the brow o'eru helm it, not amount to a man. For Bardolph, be is a bite As fearfully, as doth a galled rock
livered, and red-laced; by the means sharela O'er hang and juuy' his confounded? base, faces it out, but tgh's not. For Pixul, tauba Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. killing torue, and a quiet sword; by the tru Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide; whereor 'a breaks words, and keeps wbile se puse Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit For Nym-he hath heard, that men of bewu To his full height!-On, on, you noblesi English, are the best men; and t'r-refore he scores tu m Whose blood is feld from fathers of war-proof! his prayers, les! 'a shuuld be thought a coward: link Fathers, that, like so many Alexanders,
This few bail words are match'd with as le te Hare, in these parts, from morn till even fought, deeds; for 'a ntver brukt any man's lit ad bulb And sheath'd their swords for lack of argument.á own; and that was ainsi a post, utan bu Dishonour not your moihers; now attest,
drunk. They will steal any thing, and ca'l That those, whom you cali'd fathers, did beget purchase. Bardolido stole a luie-case; biro you!
tsolve leagues, and sold it for three halla Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
Nym and Bardolph, are sworn brothers is And teach them how to war!-And you, gooi and in Catus ther stole a tire-shovel: I have, yeomen,
that piece of service, the men would carry cock! Whose limbs were made in England, show us here They would have me as familiar with meiro passo The meule of your pasture; let us swear
jas their gloves or their handkerchiefs : webbie That you are worth your brceding: which I doubt much against my manhood, if I should take the not;
another's pockei, 10 put into mine ; for it is az For there is none of you so mean and base, pocheting up of wrongs. I must leave them as That hath not noble Justre in your eyes.
seek some better service: their villany zozart I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, my weak stomach, and therefore I mustaste Straining upon the stari. The game's aloot;
(Cuba Follow your spirit : and, upon this charge, Cry-God for Harry! England! and jaint George!
Re-enter Fluellen, Gower following. (Exeunt. Hlarum, and chambers go off. Gow. Captain Fluellen, you must come presegy
to the mines; the duke of Glosier wuuld get SCENE II.-The same. Forces pass over; then with you.
enter Nym, Bardolph, Pistol, and Boy. Flu. To the mines ! tell you the duke, it is Bard. On, on, on, on, on! to the breach, to the mines is not according to the discirlines of the
so good to come to the mines: For, looks breach!
the concavities of it is not suficient, for. ' Nym. 'Pray thee, corporal, stay; the knocks are too hot; and, for mine own part, I have not a look you,) is dight himself four yards under 2
you, th'athversary (you may discuss unto the case of lives : the humour of it is too hot, that is the very plain-song of it.
countermines: by Cheshu, I think, 'a will feat Pist. The plain-song is most just ; for humours up all, if there is not better directions. do abound;
Gov. The duke of Gloster, to whom the ones: :' Knocks go and come; God's vassals drop and dic; man; a very valiant gentleman, i'faith.
the siege is given, is altogether directed by an ir
Flu. It is captain Macmorris, is it not!
Gow. I think, it be.
Flu. By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in the fort! I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety. directions in the true disciplines of the wars Fist. And I: If wishes would prevail with me,
you, of the Roman disciplines, than is a pup! My purpose should not fail with me,
Enter Macmorris and Jamy, at a distors But thither would I hie. Boy. As duly, but not as truly, as bird doth sing captain Jamy, with him.
Gow. Here 'a comes; and the Scots C., on bough.
Flu. Captain Jamy is a marvellous lalorir
tleman, that is certain; and of great e
and knowledge, in the ancient wars, upori Flu. Got's plood !-Up to the preaches, you ticular knowledge of his directions: bi t'. rascals! will you not up to the preaches ? will maintain his argument as well as an.
(Driving them forward. man in the 'orld, in the disciplines of bede
Jamy. I say, gud-day, captain Flocllon
Flu. God-den to your worship, goof chuck!
Gow. How now, captain Macmorris
quit the mines? have the pioneers gisis (1) A mole to withstand the encroachment of the tide.
(4) Matter, subject.
(6) Earth. (2) Worn, wasted.
(7) Bravest, (3) Fetched.
(9) Digged. (10) Blow.