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Dau. 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 seem to And, be assurd, 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, Of 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
Fr. King. You shall be soon dispatch’d, with The borrow'd glories, that, by gin of heaven,
fair conditions: By law of nature, and of nations, 'long
A night is but small breath, and little pause, To him, and to his heirs; namely, the crown,
To answer matters of this consequence. And all wide-stretched honours that pertain,
(Exeunt. By custom and the ordinance of times, Unto the crown of France. That you may know, "Tis no sinister, nor no awkward claim,
Cho. Thus with imagin'd wing our swift scene
(Gives a paper. flies, 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 Exe. 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,
Breasting the lofty surge: 0, do but think, (That, if requiring fail, he will compel ;)
You stand upon the rivage? and behold And bids you, in the bowels of the Lord, A city on the inconstant billows dancing ; Deliver up the crown; and to take mercy
For so appears this fleet majestical, On the poor souls, for whom this hungry war
Holding due course to Hartleur. Follow, follow! Opens his vasty jaws: and on your head
Grapple your minds to sternage 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 choice-drawn cavaliers to France? To whom expressly I bring greeting too. Work, work, your thoughts, and therein see a siege :
Fr. King. For us, we will consider of this further: Behold the ordnance on their carriages, 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—that 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 vaultages 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,
once more; 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 (1) Resound, echo. (2) Bank or shore. cannon. 13) Sterns of the ships.
(5) Small pieces of ordnance.
In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man, Nym. These be good humours !-your honour As modest stillness, and humility :
wins bad humours. But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
(Exeunt Nym, Pistol, and Bardolph, felThen imitate the action of the tiger;
lowed by Fluellen. Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Boy. As young as I am, I have observed these Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage : three swashers. I am boy to them all three: but all Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
they three, though they would serve me, could not Let it pry through the portage of the head, be man to me; for, indeed, three such anties do Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it, not amount to a man. For Bardolph,-he is whiteAs fearfully, as doch a galled rock
livered, and red-faced; by the means whereof, 'a O'erhang and jutty' his confounded? base, faces it out, but tights not. For Pistol,-he haiba Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. killing tongue, and a quiet sword; by the means Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide ;
whereof 'a breaks words, and keeps whole weapons, Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit For Nym,-he hath heard, that men of few words To his full height !-On, on, you noblesi English, are the best men; and therefore he seorns to say Whose blood is fets from fathers of war-proof! his prayers, lest 'a should be thought a coward; but Fathers, that, like so many Alexanders,
his few bad words are match'd with as few good Have, in these parts, from morn till even fought, deeds ; for 'a never broke any man's head but his And sheath'd their siyords for lack of argument.“ own; and that was against a post, when he was Dishonour not your mothers; now attest,
drunk. They will steal any thing, and call it,That those, whom you call'd fathers, did beget purchase. Bardolph stole a lute-case; bore it you !
twelve leagues, and sold it for three halfpence. Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
Nym and Bardolph, are sworn brothers in filching; And teach them how to war !--And you, good and in Calais they stole a fire-shovel : I knew, by yeomen,
that piece of service, the men would carry coals. Whose limbs were made in England, show as here They would have me as familiar with men's pockets, The mettle of your pasture; let us swear as their gloves or their handkerchiefs : which makes That you are worth your breeding : which I doubt much against my manhood, if I should take from
another's pocket, to put into mine ; for it is plain For there is none of you so mean and base, pocketing up of wrongs. I must leave them, and That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
seek some better service: their villany goes against I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, my weak stomach, and therefore I must east it up, Straining upon the start. The game's aloot;
(Erit Boj. Follow your spirit : and, upon this charge,
Re-enter Fluellen, Gower folloroing. Cry-Gou for Harry! England! and Saint George! (E.ceunt. Alarum, and chambers go off. Gov. Captain Fluellen, you must come presently
to the mines; the duke of Gloster would speak 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 not Bard. On, on, on, on, on! to the breach, to the mines is not according to the disciplines of the war;
so good to come to the mines: For, look you, the breach!
Num. 'Pray thee, corporal, stay; the knocks the concavities of it is not sufficient ; for, look are too hot; and, for mine own part, I have not a look you,) is dight himself four yards under the
you, th' athversary (you may discuss unto the duke, case of lives : the humour of it is too hot, that is
countermines: by Cheshu, I think, 'a will plovia the very plain-sont of it. Pist. The plain-song is most just; for humours "pall, if there is not better directions.
Gou. The duke of Gloster, to whom the order of do abound; Knocks go and come; God's vassals drop and die; man; a very valiant gentleman, i'faith.
the siege is given, is altogether directed by an IrishAnd sword and shield,
Flu. It is captain Macmorris, is it not?
Gou. I think, it be.
Flu. By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in the 'orld: 1. I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety. directions in the true disciplines of the wars, look risl. And I: If wishes would prevail with me,
you, of the Roman disciplines, than is a puppy-dog. My purpose should not fail with me,
Enter Macmorris and Jamy, at a distance. But thither would I hie.
Gow. Here 'a comes; and the Scots captain, Boy. As duly, but not as truly, as bird doth sing captain Jamy, with him. on bough.
Flu. Captain Jamy is a marvellous falorous genEnter Fluellen.
tleman, that is certain ; and of great expedition,
and knowledge, in the ancient wars, upon my par. Flu. Got's plood !-Up to the preaches, you ticular knowledge of his directions: by Cheshu, he rascals! will you not up to the preaches ? will maintain his argument as well as any military
(Driving them forward. man in the 'orld, in the disciplines of the pristine 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 Fluellen. Abate thy rage, great duke !
Flu. God-den to your worship, goot captain Jamy. Good bawcock, bate thy rage! use lenity, sweet Gow. How now, captain Macmorris ? have you chuck!
quit the mines ? have the pioneers given o'er ? (1) A mole to withstand the encroachment of the (4) Matter, subject. (5) Commander. tide.
(6) Earth. (7) Bravest. (8) Pocket affronts, (2) Worn, wasted. (3) Fetched.
(9) Digged. (10) Blow.
Mac. By Chrish la, tish ill done: the work ish 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 work with conscience wide as hell; mowing like grass 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,o, 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’da complexion, all fello feats 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 of 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 military discipline, that is the point. Upon the enraged soldiers in their spoil,
Jamy. It sall be very gud, gud feith, 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 Harfleur, I may pick occasion; that sall I, marry.
Take pity of your town, and of your people, Mac. Il 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 course. The town is beseeched, and the trumpet or 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 foul 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 breff 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, Gor. 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. Or my nation? What ish my nation? ish To raise 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 defensible. than is meant, captain Macmorris, peradventure, I K. Hen. Open your gates.-Come, uncle Exeter, shall 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 siekness growing other particularities.
Upon our soldiers, - we'll retire to Calais. Mac. I 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, fc. enter the town. other. Jamy. Au! that's a foul fault. (A parley 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, et 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; ouy, 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 gagne Or, like to men proud of destruction,
deux mots d'Anglois vistement. 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. ir I begin the battery once again,
Kath. De nails. Escoutez ; dites mor, 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 bone The gates of mercy shall be all shut up; Inglois. (1) Requite, answer. (2) Soiled.
(3) Cruel, (4) Without success. (5) Prepared
Kath. Dites moy en Anglois, le bras.
Decoct their cold blood to such valiant heat ? Glice. De arm, madame,
And shall our quick blood, spirited with wine, Kath. Et le coude.
Seem frosty ? O), for honour of our land, Alice. De elbow.
Let us not hang like roping icicles Kath. De elbow. Je m'en faitz la repetition de Upon our houses' thatch, whiles a more frosty tous les mols, que rous m'avez appris dès a present. people
Alice. Il est trop difficile, madame, comme je Sweat drops of gallant youth in our rich fields; pense.
Poor-we may call them, in their native lords. Kath. Ercusez moy, Alice; escoulez : De hand, Dav. By faith and honour, de fingre, de pauls, de arn, de bilbuw.
Our madams mock at us; and plainly say, Alice. De elbow, madume.
Our mettle is bred out; and they will give Kath. O Seigneur Dieu ! je m'en oublie ; De el- Their bodies to the lust of English youth, bow. Comment appellez vous le col ?
To new-store France with bastard warriors. Alice. De neck, madame.
Bour. They bid us to the English dancingKath. De neck: El le menton ?
schools, Alice. De chin.
And teach lavoltas“ high, and swift corantos; Kath. De sin. Le col, de neck: le menton, de Saying, our grace is only in our heels, sin.
And that we are most lofty runaways. Alice. Oniy. Sauf vostre honneur; en verité Fr. king. Where is Montjoy, the herald ? speed rous prononces les mots aussi droicl que les natifs him hence; d'Angleterre.
Let him greet England with our sharp defiance.Kath. Je ne doule point d'apprendre par la Up, princes; and, with spirit of honour edgid, grace de Dieu ; el en peut de levans.
More sharper than your swords, hie to the field: Alice. Narez vous pas deja oublié ce que je vous Charles De-la-bret, high constable of France; ay enseignée ?
You dukes of Orleans, Bourbon, and of Berry, Kath. Non, je recileray à vous promptement. Alençon, Brabant, Bar, and Burgundy ; De hand, de fingre, de mails.
Jaques, Chatillon, Rambures, Vaudemont, Alice. De nails, madame.
Beaumont, Grandpré, Roussi, and Fauconberg, Kath. De nails, de arine, de ilbow.
Foix, Lestrale, Bouciqualt, and Charolois; Alice. Sunf rostre honneur, de elbow.
High dukes, great princes, barons, lords, and Katti. Ainsi dis je ; de elbow, de neck, et de sin: knights, Comment appellez vous le pieds et la robe ? For your great seats, now quit you of great shames. Alice. De foot, madame; et de con.
Bar Harry England, that sweeps through our land Kath. De foot, et de con? 0 Seigneur Dieu ! With penons painted in the blood of Harfleur: ces sont mots de son maurais, corruplible, grosse, Rush on his host, as doth the melted snow el impudique, et non pour les dames d'honneur Upon the valleys; whose low vassal seat duser : Je ne voudrois prononcer ces mots devant The Alps doth spit and void his rheum upon : les seigneurs de France, pour tout le monde. Il Go down upon him,-you have power enough,faut de foot, et de con, neant-moins. Je reciterai And in a captive chariot, into Rouen une autre fois rna leçon ensemble : De hand, de Bring him our prisoner. fingre, de nails, de arm, de elbow, de neck, de 'sin, Con.
This becomes the great. de foot, de con.
Sorry am I, his numbers are so few, Alice. Ercellent, madame !
His soldiers sick, and famish'd in their march; Kath. C'est assez pour une fois; allons nous a For, I am sure, when he shall see our ariny, disner.
(Exeunt. He'll drop his heart into the sink of fear, SCENE V.-The same. Another room in the And, for achievement, offer us his ransom. Enter the French King, the Dauphin,
Fr. King. Therefore, lord constable, haste on
Montjoy : Duke of Bourbon, the Constable of France, and and let him say to England, that we send others.
To know what willing ransom he will give.Fr. king. 'Tis certain, he hath pass'd the river Prince dauphin, you shall stay with us in Rouen. Some,
Dn. Not so, I do besecch your majesty. Con. And if he be not fought withal, my lord, Fr. King. Be patient, for you shall remain with Let is not live in France; let us quit all, And give our vineyards to a barbarous people. Now, forth, lord constable, and princes all;
Dau. O Dieu vivant ! shall a few sprays of us,- And quickly bring us word of England's tall. The emptying of our fathers' luxury,'
(Ezermi. Our scions, put in wild anul savage stock, Spirt up so suddenly into the clouds,
SCENE VI.- The English camp in Picardy. And overlook their gratters?
Enter Gower and Fluellen. Bour. Normans, but bastard Normans, Norman Gov. How now, captain Fluellen ? come you bastards!
froni the bridge ? Mort de ma vie! if they mareh along
Flu. I assure you, there is very excellent serCafought withal, but I will sell my dukedom, vice committed at the pridge. To buy a slobbery and a dirty farm
Gow, Is the duke of Exeter safe? In that nook-shotten? isle of Albion.
Flu. The duke of Exeter is as magnanimous as Con. Dieu de baltailes ! where have they this Agamemnon; and a man that I love and honour metile?
with my soul, and my heart, and my duty, and my Is not their climate foory, raw, and dull ? life, and my livings, and my uttermost powers: he On whom, as in despite, the sun looks pale, is not (Got be praised, and plessed!) any hurt in Killing their fruit with frowns ? Can sodden water, the 'orld; but keeps the pridge most valiantly, with A drench for sur-rein'djades, their barley broth, excellent discipline. There is an ensign there at
1) 1.8 (2) Proiected. (3) Overestrained. (4) Dances, (5) Pendants, smiall days.
the pridge, --I think, in my very conscience, he is bravely, who was shot, who disgraced, what ternis as valiant as Mark Antony ; and he is a man of no the enemy stood on; and this they con perfectly in estimation in the 'orld: but I did see him do gal- the phrase of war, which they trick up with newlant service.
tuned oaths : And what a beard of the general's Gow. What do you call him ?
cut, and a horrid suit of the camp, will do among Flu. He is called-ancient Pistol.
foaming bottles, and ale-washed wits, is wonderful Gow. I know him not.
to be thought on! But you must learn to know such Enter Pistol.
slanders of the age, or else you may be marvellous
mistook. Flu. Do you not know him? Here comes the man.
Fiu. I tell you what, captain Gower ;-I do perPist. Captain, I thee beseech to do me favours : ceive he is not the man that he would gladly make The duke of Exeter doth love thee well.
show to the ’orid he is; if I find a hole in his coat, Flu. Ay, I praise Got; and I have merited some I will tell him my mind. [ Drum heard.] Hark you, love at his hands.
the king is coming; and I must speak with him Pist. Bardolph, a soldier, firm and sound or from the pridge.
heart, Of buxoin valour,' hath,--by cruel fate,
Enter King Henry, Gloster, and soldiers. And giddy fortune's furious fickle wheel,
Flu. Got pless your majesty! That goddess blind,
K. Hen. How now, Fluellen ? camest thou from That stands upon the rolling restless stone,
the bridge ? Flu. By your patience, ancient Pistol. Fortune Flu. Ay, so please your majesty. The duke of is painted plind, with a muffler before her eyes, to Exeter has very gallantly maintained the pridge ; signify to you that fortune is plind : And she is the French is gone off, look you; and there is galpainted also with a wheel; the signifying, yaona was have possession of the pridve; but he is en
lant and most prave passages : Marry, m'athversary inconstant, and variations, and mutabilities and forced to retire, and the duke of Exeter is master her foot, look you, is fixed upon a spherical stone, of the pridge: I can tell your majesty, the duke which rolls, and rolls, and rolls ;--In good truth, is a prave man. the poet is make a most excellent description of
K. Hen. What men have you lost, Flue llen? fortune: fortune, look you, is an excellent moral. Flu. The perdition of th'athiersary hath been Pist. Fortune is Bardolph's foe, and frowns on very great, very reasonable great: Inarry, for joy
part, I think the duke hath lost never a inan, but For he hath stolen a pix,' and hanged must a' be, one that is like to be executed for robbing a church, A damned death!
oue Bardolph, if your majesty know the man o his Let gallows gape for dog, let man go free,
face is all bubukles, and wheiks, and knubs, and And let not hemp his wind-pipe suffocate:
fames of fire; and his lips plows at his nose, and But Exeter hath given the doom of death,
it is like a coal of tire, sometimes plue, and someFor pic of little price.
times red; but his nose is executed, and his fire's out. Therefore, go speak, the duke will hear thy voice ; cui of: -and we give express charge, that in our
K. Hen. We would have all such offenders so And let not Bardolph's vital thread be cut With edge of penny cord, and vile reproach :
marches through the country, there be nothing comSpeak, captain, for his life, and I will thee requite. pelled froin the villages, nothing taken but puid for:
Flu. Ancient Pistol, I do partly understand none of the French upbraided, or abused in disyour meaning,
dainful language ; For when lenity and cruelty Pist. Why then rejoice therefore.
play for a kingdom, the gentler gamestu. is ilre Flu. Certainly, ancient, it is not a thing to re
soonest winner joice at: for in, look you, he were my brother, I would desire thé duke to use his goot pleasure, and
Tucket sounds. Enter Montjoy. put him to executions; for disciplines ought to be Mont. You know me by my habit.c used.
K. Hen. Well then, I know thee; W11t shall Pist. Die and be damned ; and figo“ for thy I know of thee? friendship !
Mont. My master's mind. Flu. It is well.
K. Hen. Unfold it. Pist. The fig of Spain!
[Exit Pistol. Mont. Thus says my king :-Say thou to Harry Flu. Very good.
of England, Though we seemed dead, we did but Gow. Why, this is an arrant counterfeit rascal; sleep: Advantage is a better soldicr, than rashI remember him now; a bawd, a cut-purse. ness. Tell him, we could have rebuked him at
Flu. I'll assure you, a' utter'd as prave 'ords at Harfleur ; but that we thought not good to bruise the pridge, as you shall see in a summer's day: an injury, till it were full ripe :-ow we speak But it is very well; what he has spoke to me, that upon our cue,' and our voice is imperial: England is well, I warrant you, when time is serve. shall repent' his folly, see his weakness, and
Gow. Why, 'tis á gull, a fool, a rogue ; that now admire our sufferance. Bid him, therefore, conand then goes to the wars, to grace himself, at his sider of his ransom ; which must proportion the return to London, under the form of a soldier. And losses we have borne, the subjects we have lost, such fellows are perfect in great commanders the disgrace we have digested; which in weight names : and they will learn you by rote, where ser- to re-answer, his pettiness would bow under. For vices were done ;-at such and such a sconce,' at our losses, his exchequer is too poor; for the effusuch a breach, at such a convoy; who came offsion of our blood, the muster of his kingdom too
faint a number; and for our disgrace, his own per(1) Valour under good command.
(2) A fold of linen which partially covered the (4) An allusion to the custom in Spain and Italy, face.
of giving poisoned figs. (3) A small box in which were kept the conse- (5) An entrenchment hastily thrown up. erated wafers.
6) i. e. By his herald's coat. (7) In our turn.