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And witch I the world with noble horsemanship. hearts in their bellies no bigger than pins' heads, Hot. No more, no more; worse than the fun aud they have bought out their services; and now in March,
my whole charge consists of ancients, corporals, This praise doth nourish agues. Let them come : lieutenants, gentlemen of companies, Naves as They come like facrifices in their trim,
ragged as Lazarus in the painted cloth, where the And to the fire-ey'd maid of imoky war, giutton's dogs lick'd his fures: and such as, indeed, All hot, and bleedling, will we offer them : were never soldiers ; but discarded unjust servingThe miled Mars thall on his altar fit,
men, younger sons to younger brothers 4, revolted Up to the ears in blood. I am on fire,
tapiters, and oftlers trade-fallen; the cankers of a To hear this rich reprisal is fo nigh,
calm world, and a long peace; ten times more And yet not ours :-Comc, let me take my horse, dishonourably ragged, than an old fac'd ancient s; Who is to bear me, like a thunder-bolt,
and such have I to fill up the rooms of them that Against the bosom of the prince of Wales : have bought out their services; that you would Harry to Harry shall, hot horle to horie----- think, I had a hundred and fifty tatter'd prodigals, Meet, and ne'er part, 'till one drop down a corse. lately come from swine-keeping, from eating draft O, that Glendower were come !
and husks. A mad fellow met me on the way, and Ver. There is more news :
told me, I had unloaded all the gibbets, and press'd I learn’d in Worcester, as I rode along,
the dead bodies. No eye hath seen such scareHe cannot draw his power this fourteen days. crows. I'll not march through Coventry with them,
Doug. That's the worít ridings that I hear of yet. that's flat :--Nay, and the villains march wide beHor. Ay, by my faith, that bears a frosty sound. twixt the legs, as if they had gyves ó on ; for, inHnt. What may the king's whole battle reachdeed, I had the most of them out of prison.Ver. To thirty thousand.
[unto ? There's but a shirt and a half in all my company; Rot. Forty let it be;
and the half-shirt is two napkins, tack'd together, My father and Glendower being both away, and thrown over the shoulders like a herald's coat 'The powers of us may ferve io great a day. without sleeves; and the shirt, to say the truth, Come, let us take a inutter speciily:
stolen from my host of Saint Albans, or the redDoomsday is near ; die ail, die merrily. nose inn-keeper of Daintry. But that's all one ;
Doug. Talk not of dving; I am out of fear they'll find linen enough on every hedge.
year. Enter Prince Henry, and Wifimorelard.
P. Henry. How now, blown Jack : how now,
Fai. What, Hal? }!ow now, mad wag what A public road near Coventry.
a devil doit thou in Warwickshire ? --My good Enter Faljteff, and Bardolph. lord of Westmoreland, I cry you mercy ; I thought Fal. Bardolph, get thee before to Coventry ; your honour had alrerdy been at Shrewsbury. fill me a bottle of fack: our foldiers shall march
Weft. 'Faith, Sir Jola, 'tis more than time that through; we'll to Sutton-Colfield to-night. I were there, and you too ; but my powers are
Bard. Will you give me money, captain? there already : The king, I can tell yo'l, looks Fal. Lay out, lay out.
for us all ; we must away all night. Bard. This bottle makes an angel.
Fal. Tut, never fear me; I am as vigilant, as Fal. An it do, take it for thy labour ; and if it a cat to ftcal cr22m. make twety, take them all, I'll answer the coin
P. Henry. I thirk, to steal crean indeer! ; for age. Bid my lieutenant Peto meet me at the town's thy theft hath already made thee butter. But tell end.
me, Jack; Whose fellows are there that come atBard. I will, captain : farewel. [Exit. ter
Fal. If I be not atham'd of my soldiers, I am Fal. Mine, Hal, mine. a fouc'd gurnet 2. I have mis-us'd the king's press P. Henry. I did never see such pitiful rascals. damnabiy. 1 hare got, in exchange of a hundred Fal. Tut, tut ; good enough to tots ? ; food for and fifty foldiers, three hundred and odd pounds. powder, food for powder ; they'll fill a pit, as I press me none out good housholders, yeomen's well as better ; tuih, man, mortal men, mortal fons : enquire me out contracted batchelors, such men. 25 had been alk'd twice on the bans ; such a com il'cfi. Ay, but, Sir John, methinks, they are muidity of warm Naves, as had as lief hear the de- exceeding, poor and bare ; too beggarly. vil as a drum ; such as fear the report of a caliver, Fal. 'Faith, for their poverty,--I know not worfetivan a truck fowl, or a hurt wild-duck.m where thev had that : and for their barenels,-I I prest me none but such toasts and butter i, with lam ture they never learn'd that of me.
i Mitch for hewitch, charm. 2 Souc'd gurnet is an appellation of contempt very frequently employed in the old comedies.
3 Another iet of contempt 4 M/?ng, men v desperat: fortune and wild adventure. 5 Mr. Steeveus bias happily, we think, explained this pallage: eld. fud ancient, is an old standard mended with a different colour. It should not be writen in one word, as old and fuc'd are diftinct epithets. To fuce a gown is to trimit; an exprellion at prelent in ufe. In our author's time the faiings of gowns were always ut a colour diferent from the aiuil islelf. 6 j. e. fhackles. 7 That is, to tofs upon a pike.
P. tery. No, I'll be sworn; 'unless you call so long as, out of limit, and true rule, three fingers on the ribs, bare. But, firrah, maks l'ou itand againit anointed majesty! Faite; Percy is already in the field.
But, to my charge.--The king hath sent to know Fal. What is the king encamp d?
The nature of your grieis; and whereupon 1'e. He is, Sir Joim; I fear, we thill Itay too l'ou conjure from the breast of civil peace ions:
Such boid hostility', teaching his duteous land jal. Well,
(feart, Audacious cruelty : If that the king To the latter end of a fray, and the beginning of a Have any way your good deserts forgot,Fits a dull fighter, and a keen gucit. [Zacunt. Which ise cruntetieth to be manifold,
He bids you name your griefs; and, with all speed, S CE N E III.
lou shall have your deiires, with interest;
And pardon abiolute for yourself, and theie,
Hct. The king is kind; and, well we know, Tor. It may not be.
the king Doug. You give him then advantage.
Knows at what time to promise, when to pay. Ver. Nota whit.
My father, and my uncle, and myself,
Ind,-when he was not six and twenty strong, llos. His is certain, ours is doubtful.
Sick in the world's regarıl, wretched and low, 11or. Good cenfin, he advis’d; itir not to-night. A poor unminded out-law incaking home, Ver. Do not, my lord.
My father gave him welcome to the shore : Drug. You do not ci uutel well ;
And,--when he heard him su ear, and vow to God, You speak it out of fear, and cold heart.
He came but to be duke of Lancatter, lir. Do me no Nander, Douglas: by my life, To fue bis livery 2, and beg his peace ; (And I dare well maintain it with my life) With tears of innocency, and terms of zeal,If well-respected honour bid me on,
My father, in kind heart and pity mov'd, I hold as little counsel with weak fear,
Swore him ailistance, and perform'd it too. As you, my lord, or any Scot that this day lives: Now, when the lords and barons of the realm Let it be foen to-morrow in the battle,
Perceiv'd Northumberland did lean to him, Which of us fears.
The more 3 and leis came in with cap and knee ; Dous. Yea, or to-night.
Met him in borough!s, cities, villages ; VerContent.
Attended him on bridges, stood in lanes, Hor. To-night, say I.
(much, Laid gifts before him, profer'd him their oaths, Vir. Come, come, it may not be. I wonder Gave him their heirs ; as pages follow'd him, Teing men of such great lending
as you are,
Even at the heels, in golden multitudes, forelee not what impediments
He presently,--as greatneis knows itten, Drag back our expedition : Certain horse
Steps me a little higher than his vow
Your uncle Worcester's hole came but to-day ; Upon the naked ihore at Raventpurg;
Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep
iliis leeming brow of justice, did he win IT or. The number of the king exceedeth ours: The hearts of all that he did angle for. For God's like, coufu, itay till all come in. Proceeded further; cut me off the heads
[Tisc erumpets found a perley. Of all the favourites, that the isbient king
In deputation left behind him here,
Biuni. Tut, I came not to hear this.
In short time after, he depos’d the king; You were of our dctermination
Scun atier that, depriv'd him of his life ; Sone of us love you well: and even those fome And, in the neck of that, taik'd 4 the whole inte : Envy your great seterrings, wd goud Dame; To make the worfe, surfer'd his kinsman March Becaule you are not of our quality,
Who is, it every owner were well placid, But Itand paint us like an enemy.
Indeal his king) to be incag‘d in Wales, Biant. And besten dctent, but till I thouid! There without ransom to lie forfeited; taid lo,
Litigrac'd me in my happy victories ;
li, e, such experience in mati buliness. 2. This is a law-phrase; meaning, to fue out the delivery or poi.ction of his lards from the Court of Hards, which, on the death of any of the tenants FOIS Crono, tintelileir dantis, tuli tre bou out his drury. 31, c. the greater and the lefs. *afé is ineas wted for idret; it was Vili Linuxon to comploy these words indiscriminately,
Sought to entrap me by intelligence;
The king, with mighty and quick-raised power, Rated my uncle from the council-board ; Meets with lord Harry : and I fear, Sir Michael, In rage dismiss’d my father from the court ; What with the sickness of Northumberland, Broke oath on oath, committed wrong on wrong : (Whose power was in the first proportion) And, in conclufion, drove us to seek out
And what with Owen Glendower's absence thence, This head of safety'; and, withal, to pry (Who with them was a rated sinew 3 too, Into his title, the which we find
And cumes not in, o'er-rul'd by prophecies) Too indirect for long continuance.
I fear, the power of Percy is too weak Blunt. Shall I return this answer to the king? To wage an instant trial with the king.
[fcar ; Hot. Notío, Sir Walter; we'll withdraw a while. Sir Mich. Why, my good lord, you need not Go to the king; and let there be impawn'u There's Douglas and lord Mortimer. Some surety for a safe return again,
York. No, Mortimer is nct there. And in the morning early Mall my uncle
Sir Mich. But there is Mordike, Vernon, lord Bring him our purposes : and so farewel. (love.
Harry Percy, Blunt. I would, you would accept of grace and And there's my lord of Worcester, and a head Ht. And, may be, so we shall.
Of gallant warriors, noble gentlemen. (drawn Blunt. Pray heaven, you do! [Exeunt. York. And so there is : but yet the king hath
The special hend of all the land together ;--
The prince of Wales, lord Jolin of Lancaster, York. The Archbishop's Palace. The noble Westmoreland, and warlike Blunt; Enter the Archbishop of York, and Sir Michael. And many more corrivals, and dear men
York. Hie, good Sir Michael ; bear this sealed Of estimation and command in arıns. With winged haste, to the lord mareshal; (brief?, Sir Mich. Doubt not, my lord, they mall be This to my cousin Scroop ; and all the rest
well oppos’d. To whom they are directed: if you knew
York. I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear ; How much they do import, you would make haste. Ard, to prevent the worst, Sir Michael, speed : Sir Micb. My good lord,
For, if loru Percy thrive not, ere the king I guess their tenor.
Diimiss his power, he means to visit us York. Like enough, you do.
For he hath heard of our confederacy,To-morrow, good Sir Michae', is a day,
And 'tis but wildom to make strong against him ; Wherein the tune of ten thousand men
Therefore, make laste : I must go write again Muft 'bide the touch: For, fir, at Shrewsbury, To other friends ; and so farewel, Sir Michael. As I am truly given to understand,
K. ticury. HA
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To crush our old limbs in ungentle steel :
This is not well, my lord, this is not well.
Lancaster, Earl of Weltmoreland, Sir Italter. This churlish knot of all-abhorred war?
And more in that obedient orb again,
A prodigy of fear, and a portent
of broached mischief to the unborn times? P. Henry. The southern wind
Il'er. Hear me, my liege :
For niine own part, I could be well content
K. Henry. Then with the losers let it sympathize ; I have not fought the day of this difike.
then ? How now, my lord of Worcester ? 'tis not well, Fal. Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it. That you and I should meet upon such terms P. Hlinry. Peace, chever s, perce. As nor we meet : You have deceived our trust; Wor, It pleas'd your majetty, to turn your looks And made us doff our easy robes of peace,
Of favour from myfelf, and all our house; Meaning, this army, from which I hope for protection. 2 A brief is fimply'aldier. 31.c.accounted a ftrong aid. 4 i.e. woody, trom botuet, fr. s 11.cobald explains theuet, or chuet, to inean, a noity chattering bird, a' pie'; while Mr. Sicevens thinks it alludes to a kind of at geasy puddings called cheweis.
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And yet I must remember you, my lord, | For my part, I may speak it to my shame,
And so, I hear, he doth account me tvo :
And will, to save the blood on either side,
Try fortune with him in a single fight. That brought you home, and boldly did outdare K. Henry. And, prince of Wales, fo dare we The dangers of the time: You swore to us,
venture thee, And you did swear that oath at Doncaster, Alheit, confiderations infinita That you did nothing purpose 'gainit the state; Do make against it :--No, good Worcester, no, Nor claim no further than your new-fall’n right, We love our people well; even those we love, The seat of Gaunt, dukeciom of Lancaster : That are mií-led upon your cousin's part : To this we sware our aid. But, in short spac”, And, will they take the offer of our grace, It rain'd down fortune showering on your head; Both he, and they, and you, yea, every man And such a flood of greatness fell on you, Shall be my friend again, and I'll be his : What with our help ; what with the absent king; So tell your coutin, and bring me word What with the injuries of a wanton time' ; What he will do :---But if he will not yiel', The se ming sufferences that you had borne ; Rebuke and dread correction wait or
We will not now be troubled with reply :
[Exc. l'occfier and Verneira You took occasion to be quickly wood
P. Henry. It will not be accepted, on my life : To gripe the general sway into your hard : The Douglas and the Hotspur both together Forgot your oath to us at Doncaster ;
Are confident against the world in arms. And, being fed by us, you us'd us so
K. Hen. y. Hence, therefore, every leader to his. Astiat ungentle gull, the cuckow's bird,
charge ; Ureth the sparow 2 : did oppress our neft ; For, on their antwer, we will set on them : Grow by our feeding to so great a bulk,
And God befriend us, as our caule is juut! That even our love curft not come near your right,
(Earrane King, Blur, and Prince Jobu. For fear of iwallowing ; but with vinible wing Fal. ILail, it thou see me down in the battle, and We were enforc’d, for safety fake, to fly bestride me, fo ; 'tis a point of friendship. Out of your light, and raise this present head : P. llenry. Nothing but a cololus can do thee that Wherchy we itund opposed 3 by suci me ins friendship. Say thy prayers, and farewel. Asıc youríelf have forg'd againit yourself; Fal. I would it were bed-time, Hal, and all well. By uukind ufage, dangerous countenrince,
P. Henry. Why, thou owest heaven a death. And violation of all faith and troth
[Exit Prince Henry. Sworn to us i:a your younger enterprize. [lated 4, Fal. 'Tis not due yet ; I would be loth to pay
K. Henry. These things, indeed, you have articu- him before bis day. What need I be so forward Proclaimd at market-croiles, read in churches ; with him that calls pot on mo? Well, 'tis no maiTo face the garment of rebellion
ter : Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if hoWith some fine colour, that may please the eye nour prick me off when I come on ? how then ? Of fickle changelings, and poor difcuntents, Can honour set to a leg? No. Or an arm. No. Which gape, and rub the elbow, at the news Or take away the grief of a wound? No. Honour Of hurly-burly innovation :
hathaw ikill in surgery then : No. What is honour? And never yet did insurrection want
A word. What is that word, honour ? Air. A Such water-colours to impaint luis cause ; trim reckoning !--Who hath it?He that dy'd o' Nor moody beggars, starving for a time
Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he hear it? Of pell-mell havock and confusion. [foul No. Is it insensible then? Yea, to the dead. But
P. Henry. In both our armies, there is many a will it not live with the living ? No. Why? DeShall pay full dearly for this encounter,
traction will not luiler it: therefore I'll one of If once they join in trial. Tell your nephew, it : Honour is a mere scutcheon, and to ends my The prince of Wales duth join with all the world cutechiim..
Exis In praise of Henry Percy : by my hopes,
Enter l'oriejier and Vernon. More daring, or more bold, is now alive,
Wor, O, no, my nephew must not know, Six To grace this latter age with noble deeds.
Ti.e. the injuries done by king Richard in the wantonness of prosperity. 2 The cuckow's chicken, who, being hatched and fed by the sparrow, in whose neittie cuckow's cgg was laid, grows in timc able to devour her nurse. 3' i.c. we stand in oppolition lu you.
*ie. exhibited in articls.
The liberal kind offer of the king.
Trimm'd up your praises with a princely tongue ; Ver. "Twere beít, he did.
Spoke your deservings like a chronicle ; Wor. Then are we all undone.
Making you ever better than his praise, It is not potlible, it cannot he,
By still difpraising praise, valu'd with you : 'The king should keep his word in loving us ; And, which became him like a prince indeed, He will suspect us ftill, and find a cime
He made a bluhing cital 2 of himself; To punish this offence in other faults :
And chid his truant youth with such a grace, Suspicion, all our lives, shall be fuck full of eyes : As if he matter'd 3 there a double spirit, For treason is but trusted like the fox;
Of teaching, and of learning, instantly. Who, ne'er so tame, 10 cherun'd, and lock's up, There did he pause : But let me teli the world,.. Will have a wild trick of his anceitors.
If he out-live the envy of this day, Look how we can, or fad, or merrily,
England did never owe so sweet a hope, Interpretation will milquote our looks ;
So much misconitrued in his wantonness.
Hcs. Cousin, I think, thou art enamoured
I will embrace him with a soldier's arm,
Arm, arm, with speed :
-And, fellows, fol. And on his father's ;-we did train him on;
Enter a Medingcr.
Hor. I cannot read them now.-
O gentlemen, the time of life is short ;
Wer. The king will bid you battle presently. Still ending at the arrival of an hour.
[Exit Douglas. When the intent for bearing them is just. Hor. There is no seeming mercy in the king.
Enter another Melinger. Hlot. Did you beg any! God forbid !
Maff. My lord, prepare ; the king comes on Wor. I told him gently of our grievances,
apace. Of his oath-breaking ; which he mended thus, Hot. I thank him, that he cuts me from my tale, By now forfw earing that he is forsworn.
For I profess not talking ; Only this
With the best blood that I can meet withal Dovy. Arm, gentlemen, to arms! for I have In the adventure of this perilous day. thrown
Now,-Esperances !--Percy! --and set on.A brave defance in king Henry's teeth, Sound all the lofry instruments of war, And Westmoreland, that was engag'd', did hear it; And by that mafic let us all embrace : Which cannot chufe but bring him quickly on. For, heaven to earth, fome of us never thall Wor. The prince of Wales 1tept forth before the A fecond time do luch a courtesy. king,
[T be trumpits found. They embrace, shen excunt, And, nephew, challeng'd you to single fight.
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Plain near Shrewsbury.
Blunt. What is thy name, that in the battle thus Did hear a challenge urg'd more modestly, Thou crottest me? what honour doft thou feek Unless a brother should a brother dare
Upon my head? To gentle exercise and proof of arms.
Doug. Know then, my name is Douglas ; He gave you all the duties of a man ; ,
And I do haunt thee in the battle thus, ! Engag'd is deliver'd as an hostage. 2 i. e, recital. 3 i.e, was master of. prince who played such pranks, and was not confined as a madman. s This was the word of baitle on Percy's side, and has always been the motto of the Percy family. Esperance en Dich is the present motto of the duke of Northumberland, and has been long used by his predecesors, Pi. c. org pright wager hcaven to carth,
4 1. e. of any