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Sir M. Why, my good lord, you need not fear;

there's Douglas And Mortimer.

Arch. No, Mortimer 's not there.
Sir M. But there is Mordake, Vernon, Lord

Harry Percy,
And there's my Lord of Worcester, and a head
Of gallant warriors, noble gentlemen.
Arch. And so there is; but yet the king hath

drawn The special head of all the land together ;The Prince of Wales, Lord John of Lancaster, The noble Westmoreland, and warlike Blunt, And many more corrivals and dear men Of estimation and command in arms. Sir M. Doubt not, my lord, they shall be well

opposed. Arch. I hope no less, yet needful 't is to fear; And, to prevent the worst, Sir Michael, speed : For, if Lord Percy thrive not, ere the king Dismiss his power, he means to visit us, For he hath heard of our confederacy,– And 't is but wisdom to make strong against him : Therefore, make haste. I must go write again To other friends, and so farewell, Sir Michael.

[ExPunt. ACT V. SCENE I.-The King's Camp near Shrewsbury. Enter King HENRY, Prince HENRY, Prince JOHN

of LANCASTER, Sir WALTER Blunt, and Sir

John FALSTAFF. K. Hen. How bloodily the sun begins to peer Above yon bosky hill! the day looks pale At hiş distemperature. P. Hen.

The southern wind Doth play the trumpet to his purposes ; And by his hollow whistling in the leaves Foretells a tempest and a blustering day.

K. Hen. Then with the losers let it sympathise, For nothing can seem foul to those that win.

[Trumpet sounds

How now, my Lord of Worcester! 't is not well

and I should meet upon such terms
As now we meet. You have deceived our trust,
And made us doff our easy robes of peace,
To crush our old limbs in ungentle steel :
This is not well, my lord ; this is not well.


What say you to it? will you again unknit
This churlish knot of all-abhorréd war,
And move in that obedient orb again
Where you did give a fair and natural light;
And be no more an exhaled meteor,
A prodigy of fear, and a portent
Of broachéd mischief to the unborn times ?

Wor. Hear me, my liege.
For mine own part, I could be well content
To entertain the lag end of life
With quiet hours; for, I do protest,
I have not sought the day of this dislike.
K. Hen. You have not sought it !-How comes

it then ? Fal. Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it. P. Hen. Peace, chewet, peace !

Wor. It pleased your majesty to turn your looks Of favour from myself and all our house ; And yet I must remember you, my lord, We were the first and dearest of


For you my staff of office did I break
In Richard's time; and posted day and night
To meet you on the way

and kiss

When yet you were in place and in account
Nothing so strong and fortunate as I.
It was myself, my brother, and his son,


head ;

That brought you home, and boldly did outdare
The dangers of the time.

You swore to us,
And you

did swear that oath at Doncaster, That you did nothing purpose 'gainst the state, Nor claim no further than your new-fallen right, The seat of Gaunt, dukedom of Lancaster: To this we swore our aid. But in short space It rained down fortune showering on your And such a flood of greatness fell on you, What with our help, what with the absent king, What with the injuries of a wanton time, The seeming sufferances that you had borne,

, And the contrarious winds that held the king So long in his unlucky Irish wars That all in England did repute him dead : And, from this swarm of fair advantages, You took occasion to be quickly wooed To gripe the general sway into your hand ; Forgot your oath to us at Doncaster; And, being fed by us, you used us so As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird, Useth the sparrow,—did oppress our nesc, Grew by our feeding to so great a bulk, That even our love durst not come near your sight For fear of swallowing; but with nimble wing We were enforced, for safety sake, to fly

Out of your sight and raise this present head;
Whereby we stand opposéd by such means
As you yourself have forged against yourself,
By unkind usage, dangerous countenance,
And violation of all faith and troth
Sworn to us in your younger enterprise.
K. Hen. These things, indeed, you have articu-

Proclaimed at market-crosses, read in churches,
To face the garment of rebellion
With some fine colour that may please the eye
Of fickle changelings and poor discontents,


and rub the elbow at the news
Of hurly-burly innovation :
And never yet did insurrection want
Such water-colours to impaint his cause;
Nor moody beggars, starving for a time
Of pell-mell havoc and confusion.

P. Hen. In both our armies there is many a soul
Shall pay full dearly for this encounter,
If once they join in trial. Tell your nephew,
The Prince of Wales doth join with all the world
In praise of Henry Percy : by my hopes,
This present enterprise set off his head,
I do not think a braver gentleman,
More active-valiant, or more valiant-young,

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