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lo sage disiniss'd my father from the court ; Above yon busky hill the day looks pale Broke oath on oath, cominitted wrong on wrong:

At his distempeiature. And, in conclusion, Jrove us to seek out

P. Hen.

The southern wind This head of safety; and, withal, to pry

Doth play the trumpet to his purposes ; Into his title, the which we find

And, by his hollow whistling in the leaves, Too indirect for long continuance.

Foretels a tempest, and a blustering day. Blunt. Shall I return this answer to the king ? K. Hen Then with the losers let it sympathize ;

Hot. Not so, sir Walter ; we'll withdraw awhile. For nothing can seem foul to those that win.Go to the king; and let there be impawn'd Some surety for a safe return again,

Trumpet. Enter Worcester and Verxon. And in the morning early shall mine uncle

How now, my lord of Worcester ? 'tis not well, Bring him our purposes : and so farewell.


you and I should meet upon such terms Blunt. I would, you would accept of grace and love. As now we meet : you have deceiv'd our trust; Hot. And, may be, so we shall.

And made us doff our easy robes of peace,
Blunt. 'Pray heaven, you do! (Ereunt. To crush our old limbs in ungentle steel :

That is not well, my lord, this is not well.

What say you to't ? will you again unknit
York.—A Room in the Archbishop's House. This churlish knot of all-abhorred war?
Enter the Archbishop of York, and a Gentleman.

And move in that obedient orb again, Arch. Hie, good sir Michael; bear this sealed brief, And be no more an exhald meteor,

Where you did give a fair and natural light; With winged haste, to the lord mareschal;

A prodigy of fear, and a portent This to iny cousin Scroop; and all the rest

Of broached mischief to the unborn times ? To whom they are directed : if you knew

Wor, Hear me, my liege : How much they do import, you would make haste.

For mine own part, I could be well content Gent. My good lord,

To entertain the lag end of my life
I guess their tenor.

With quiet hours: for, I do protest,
Like enough, you do.

I have not sought the day of this dislike.
To-morrow, good sir Michael, is a day,

K Hen. You have not sought it! how comes it then! Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men

Fal. Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it. Must 'bide the touch : For, sir, at Shrewsbury, P. Hen. Peace, chewet, peace. As I am truly given to understand,

Wor. It pleas'd your majesty, to turn your looks Che king, with mighty and quick-raised power,

Of favour, from myself, and all our house ; Meets with lord Harry: and I fear, sir Michael,

And yet I must remember you, my lord, What with the sickness of Northumberland,

We were the first and dearest of your friends. (Whose power was in the first proportion,) And what with Owen Glendower's absence, thence, In Richard's time , anu posted day and night

For you, my staff of office did I break (Who with them was a rated sinew too,

To meet you on the way, and kiss your hand, And comes not in, o'er-ruled by prophecies,)

When yet you were in place and in account I fear, the power of Percy is too weak

Nothing so strong and fortunate as I. To wage an instant trial with the king. Genl. Why, good my lord, you need not fear; there's That brought you home, and boldly did outdare

It was myself, my brother, and his son, And lord Mortimer.

[Douglas. The dangers of the time: You swore to us,.Arch. No, Mortimer's not there. (Percy, And you did swear that oath at Doncaster,

Gent. But there is Mordake, Vernon, lord Harry That you did nothing purpose 'gainst the state ; And there's my lord of Worcester ; and a head

Nor claim no further than your new-fall'n right, Of gallant warriors, noble gentlemen. Årch. And so there is : but yet the king hath drawn To this we swore our aid. But, in short space,

The seat of Gaunt, dukedom of Lancaster : The special head of all the land together ;

It rain'd down fortune showering on your head; The prince of Wales, lord John of Lancaster,

And such a food of greatness fell on you.-. The noble Westmoreland, and warlike Blunt;

What with our help; what with the absent king; And many more cor-rivals, and dear men

What with the injuries of a wanton time;
of estimation and command in arms. [pos’d. The seeming sufferances that you had borne ;
Geni. Doubt not, my lord, they shall be well op- And the contrarious winds, that held the king
Arch. I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear ;

So long in his unlucky Irish wars,
And, to prevent the worst, sir Michael, speed :

That all in England did repnte him d.cad, For, if lord Percy thrive not, ere the king

And, from this swarm of fair advantages, Dismiss his power, he means to visit us,

You took occasion to be quickly wood For he hath heard of our confederacy,

To gripe the general sway into your hand : And 'tis but wisdom to make strong against him;

Forgot your oath to us at Doncaster; Therefore, make haste : I must go write again

And, being fed by us; you us'd us so
To other friends; and so farewell, sir Michael.

As that ungenlle gull, the cuckoo's bird,
(Eseunt, severally. Useth the sparrow: did oppress our nest ;

Grew by our feeding to so great a bulk,

That even our love durst not come near your sight, ACT V.

For fear of swallowing ; but with nimble wing SCENE I.— The King's Camp near Shrewsbury.

We were enforc'd, for safety sake, to Hy

Out of your sight, and raise this present head. Enter King Henry, l'RINCE Henry, PRINCE JOHN Whereby we stand opposed by such nỊeans

of Lancaster, Sir Walter Blunt, and Sir Joun As you yourself have forg'd against yourself ; PALSTAFF.

By unkind usage, dangerous countenance, K. Hm. How bloodily the sun begins to peer

And violation of all faith and troth

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Sworn to us in your younger enterprize.

Honour is a mere sculcheon, and so ends my cateK. Hen. These things, indeed, you have articulated,'chism.

[Erit Proclaim'd at market crosses, read in churches ;

SCENE II.---The Rebel Camp.
To face the garment of rebellion

With some fine colour, that may please the eye
Of fickle changelings, and poor discontents,

Wor. O, no, my nephew must not know, sir Richard, Which gape and ruo the elbow, at the news The liberal kind offer of the king. of hurlyburly innovation :

Ver. 'Twere best, he did. And never yet did insurrection want


Then are we all uodone Such water-colours, to impaint his cause ;

It is not possible, it cannot be, Nor moody beggars, starving for a time,

The king should keep his word in loving us ; of pellmell havoc and confusion.

He will suspect us still, and find a time P. Hen. In both our armies, there is many a soul To punish this offence in other faults: Shall pay full dearly for this encounter,

Suspicion shall be all stuck full of eyes : If once they join in trial. Tell your nephew, For treason is but trusted like the fox; The prince of Wales doth join with all the world Who, ne'er so tame, so cherish'd, and lock'd up, In praise of Henry Percy: By my hopes, —

Will have a wild trick of his ancestors. This present enterprize set off his head,

Look how we can, or sad, or merrily, I do not think a braver gentleman,

Interpretation will misquote our looks ; More active-valiant, or more valiant-young,

And we shall feed like oxen at a stall, More daring, or more bold, is now alive,

The better cherish’d, still the nearer death. To grace this latter age with noble deeds.

My nephew's trespass may be well forgot, For my part, I may speak it to my shame,

It hath the excuse of youth, and hea. uf blood ; I have a truant been io chivalry ;

And an adopted name of privilege,– And I hear, he doth account me too:

A hare-brain's Hotspur, govern d by a spleen : Yet this before my father's majesty,

All his offences live upon my head, I am content, that he shall take the odds

And on his father's ;---we did train him on; Of his great name and estimation ;

And, his corruption being ta'en from us, And will, to save the blood on either side,

We, as the spring of all, shall pay for all.
Try fortune with him in a single fight.

Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know,
K. Hen. And, prince of Wales, so dare we venture In any case, the offer of the king.
Albeit, considerations infinite

(thee, Ver. Deliver what you will, I'll say, 'tis so
Do make against it :-No, good Worcester, no. Here comes your cousin.
We love our people well; even those we love,
That are misled upon your cousin's part :

Enter Hotspur and DouOLAS ; and Officers and And, will they take the offer of our grace,

Soldiers, behind. Both he, and they, and you, yea, every man

Hot. Hy uncle is return'd :-Deliver up Shall be my friend again, and I'll be his :

My lord of Westmoreland.- Uncle, what news? So tell your cousin, and bring me word

Wor. The king will bid you battle presently. What he will do :—But if he will not yield,

Dong. Defy him by the lord of Westmoreland Rebuke and dread correction wait on us,

Hot. Lord Douglas, go you and tell him so. And they shall do their office. So, be gone ; Doug. Marry, and shall, and very willingly. (Es. We will not now be troubled with reply :

Wor. There is no seeming mercy in the king. We offer fair, take it advisedly.

Hot. Did you beg any ? God forbid !
[Eseunt WORCESTER and VERNON. Wor. I told himn gently of our grievances,
P. Hen. It will not be accepted, on my life : Of his oath-breaking ; which he mended thus,-
The Douglas and the Hotspur both together By now forswearing that he is forsworn :
Are confident against the world in arms.

He calls us rebels, traitors; and will scourge
K. Hen. Hence, therefore, every leader to his charge; With haughty arms this hateful name in us.
For, on their answer, will we set on them :
And God befriend us, as our cause is just!

Re-enter Dovolas. (Eseunt King, Blunt, and Prince John. Doug. Arm, gentlemen; to arms! for I have thrown Fal. Hal, if thou see me down in the battle, and A brave defiance in King Henry's teeth, bestride me, so ; 'tis a point of friendship. And Westmoreland, that was engag'd, did bear it;

P. Hen. Nothing but a colossus can do thee that which cannot choose but bring him quickly on. friendship. Say thy prayers, and farewell.

Wor. The prince of Wales stepp'd forth before the Fal. I would it were bed-tiine, Hal, and all well. And, nephew, challeng'd you to single fight. (king, P. Hen. Why, thou owest God a death. (Exit.

Hor. O, 'would the quarrel lay upon our heads; Fal. 'Tis not due yet; I would be loath to pay bim And that no man might draw short breath to-day, before his day. What need I be so forward with him But I, and Harry Monmouth! Tell me, tell me, that calls not on me? Well, 'tis no matter; Honour How shew'd his tasking? seem'd it in contempt? pricks me on Yea, but how if honour pricks me off Ver. No, by my soul ; I never in my life, when I come on? how then? Can honour set to a Did hear a challenge urg'd more modestly, leg? No. Or an arm ? No. Or take away the grief Unless a brother should a brother dare 01 a wound? No. Honour hath no skill in surgery To gentlo exercise and proof of arms. then? No. What is hon jur? A word. What is in He gave you all the duties of a man; that word, honour ? What is that honour? Air. A Trimm'd up your praises with a princely tongue ; trim reckoning! ---Who hath it? He hat died o' Wed- Spoke your deservings like a chronicle; Desday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he hear it? Making you ever better than his praise, No. "Is it insensible then? Yea, to the dead. But By still dispraising praise, valued with you : will it not live with the living ? No. Why? Detrac- And, which became him like a prince indeed, tion will not suffer it: ---herefore I'll none of it: He made a blushing cital of himself ;

Cap lift your

And chid his truant youth with such a grace, A gallant knight he was, his name was Blunt;
As if he master's there a double spirit,

Semblably furnish'd like the king himself.
Of teaching, and of learning, instantly.

Doug. A fool go with thy soul, whither it goes ! There did he pause; But let me tell the world,- A borrow'd title hast thou bought too dear. If he outlive the envy of this day,

Why didst thou tell me that thou wert a king ? England did never owe so sweet a hope,

Hor. The king hath many marching in iis coats. So nuuch misconstrued in his wantonness.

Doug. Now, by my sword, I will kill all his coats : Hot. Cousin, I think, thou art enamoured I'll murder all his wardrobe, piece by piece, Upon his follies ; never did I hear

Until I meet the king. Oi any prince, so wild, at liberty :


Up, and away; But, be he as he will, yet once ere night

Our soldiers stand full fairly for the day.' (Eseunt. I will embrace him with a soldier's arm,

Other Alarums. Enter FALSTAFF.
That he sball shrink under my courtesy.
Arm, arm, with speed :--And, fellows, soldiers, Fal. Though I could ’scape shot-free at London,
Better consider what you have to do, [friends, I fear the shot here: here's no scoring, but upon the
Than I, that have not well the gift of tongue, pate.--Soft! who art thou ? Sir Walter Blunt ;-

up with persuasion.

there's honour for you: Here's no vanity !--I am as

hot as molten lead, and as heavy too: God keep lead Enter a Messenger.

out of me! I need no more weight than my own

bowels. I have led my raggamuffins where they are Mess. My lord, here are letters for you. Hot. I cannot read them now.

peppered : there's but three of my hundred and fifty

left alive; and they are for the town's end, to beg O gentlemen, the time of life is short;

during life. But who comes here? To spend that shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point,

Enter PRINCE HENRY. Still ending at the arrival of an hour.

P. Hen. What, stand'st thou idle here? An if we live, we live to tread on kings;

Many a nobleman lies stark and stiff (thy sword : If die, brave death, when princes die with us!

Under the hoofs of vaunting enemies, [sword. Now for our conscience,--the arms are fair, When the intent of bearing them is just.

Whose deaths are unreveng'd : Pr’ythee, lend me thy

Fal, O Hal, 1 pr’ythee, give me leave to breathe Enter another Messenger.

awhile.-Turk Gregory never did such deeds in arms, Mess. My lord, prepare ; the king comes on apace. made him sure.

as I have done this day. I have paid Percy, I have Hot. I thank him, that he cuts me from my tale, For I profess not talking; oply this

P. Hen. He is, indeed : and living to kill theo.

Lend me thy sword, I pr'ythee.
Let each man do his best ; and here draw I
A sword, whose temper 1 intend to stain

Fal. Nay, before God, Hal, if Percy be alive, With the best blood that I can meet withal

thou get'st not my sword; but take my pistol, if thou

wilt. In the adventure of this perilous day.

P. Hen. Give it me: What, is it in the case ? Now,-Esperance !--Percy !-and set on.Sound all the lofty instruments of war,

Ful. Ay, Hal; 'tis hot, 'tis hot; there's that will And by that music let us all embrace :

sack a city. [The Prince draws out a bottle of sack. for, beaven to earth, some of us never shall

P. Hen. What, is't a time to jest and dally now! A second time do such a courtesy.

[Throws it at him, and exit. [The trumpets sound. They embrace, and exeunt. he do coine in my way, so : if he do not, if I come

Fal. Well, if Percy be alive, I'll pierce him. If

I in his willingly, let him make a carbonado of me. SCENE III.- Plain near Shrewsbury.

like not such grinning honour as sir. Walter hath : Escursions, and parties fighting. Alarum to the battle. Give me life: which if I can save, so; if not, honour

Then enter Douglas and Blunt, meeting. comes unlooked for, and there's an end. [Erit Blunt. What is thy name, that in the battle thus Thou crossest me? What honour dost thou seek

SCENE IV.-Another part of the Field. Upon my head ?

Alarums. Ercursions. Enter the King, PRINCE Know then, my name is Douglas; HENRY, PRINCE John, and WESTMORELAND. And I do haunt thee in the battle thus,

K. Hen. I pr'ythee, Because some tell me that thou art a king.

Harry, withdraw thyself; thou bleed'st too much :Blunt. They tell thee true.

Lord John of Lancaster, go you with him. Doug. The lord of Stafford dear to-day hath bought P. John. Not l, my lord, unless I did bleed too. Thy likeness ; for, instead of thee, king Harry, P. Hen. I do beseech your majesty, make up, The sword hath ended him : so shall it thee,

Lest your retirement do amaze your friends. Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner.

K. Hen. I will do so : Blunt, I was not born a yielder, thou proud Scot; My lord of Westmoreland, lead him to his tent. And thou shalt find a king that will revenge West. Come, my lord, I will lead you to your tent. Lord Stafford's death. [They fight, & Blunt is slain. P. Hen, Lead me, my lord ? I do not need your help:

And heaven forbid, a shallow scratch should drive Enter HOTSPUR.

The prince of Wales from such a field as this; Hot. O Douglas, hadst thou fought at Holmedon Where stain'd nobility lies trodden on, I never had triumph'd upon a Scot. [thus, And rebels' arms triumph in massacres !

Doug. All's done, all's won ; here breathless lies P. John. We breathe too long :-Come, cousin Hot. Where?

[the king.

Westmoreland, Doug. Here.

Our duty this way lies : for God's sake come. Hm. This, Douglas? no, I know this face full well: (Eseunt PRINCE JOHN and WEST MORELAND.

Doug :D

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P. Hen. By heaven, wou hast deceiv'd me, Lan. | Enter Douglas; he fights with Falstar, who falls I did not think thee lord of such a spirit: (caster, down as if he were dead, and exit Douglas. Hot. Before, I lov‘d thee as a brother, Joha;

spur is wounded and falls. But now, I do respect thee as my soul.

Hot. O, Harry, thou hast robb'd me of my youth : K. Hen. I saw him hold lord Percy at the point, I better brook the loss of brittle life, With lustier maintenance than I did look for

Than those proud titles thou hast won of me ; [filesh : Of such an ungrown warrior. P. Hen.

0, this boy,

They wound my thoughts, worse than thy sword my

But thought's the slave of life, and life, time's fool; Jepds mettle to us all.

[Erit. And time, that takes survey of all the world, dlarums. Enter DoUGLAS.

Must have a stop: 0, I could prophesy,

But that the earthy and cold hand of death Doug. Another King! they grow like Hydras' Lies on my tongue :-No, Percy, thou art dust, I am the Douglas, falal to all those (heads : And food for

[Dies That wear thuse colours on them. What art thou,

P. Hen. For worms, brave Percy: Fare thee well, That counterieit'st the person of a king?


heart!K. Hen. The king himself; who, Douglas, grieves Ill-weav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! So many

cf his shadows thou hast met, (at heart, When that this body did contain a spirit, And not the very king. I have two boys,

A kingdom for it was too small a bound; Seek Percy, and thyself, about the field :

But now, two paces of the vilest earth But, seeing thou fall'st on me so luckily,

Is room enough :- This earth, that bears thee dead I will assay thee ; so defend thyself.

Bears not alive so stout a gentleman.
Dong. I fear, thou art another counterfeit ; I thou wert sensible of courtesy,
And yet, in faith, thou bear'st thee like a king : I should not make so dear a show of zeal:--
But mine, I am sure, thou art, whoe'er thou be, But let my favours hide thy inangled face ;
And thus I win thee.

And, even in thy behalf, I'll thank myself
[They fight; the King being in danger, enter For doing these fair rites of tenderness.

Adieu, and take thy praise with thee to heaven ! P. Hen. Hold up thy head, vile Scot, or thou art Thy ignomy sleep with thee in the grave, Never to hold it up again! the spirits [like But not remember'd in thy epitaph !-Of Shirley, Stafford, Blunt, are in my arms :

(He sees FALSTAFF on the ground It is the prince of Wales, that threatens thee ; What! old acquaintance ! could not all this flesh Who never promiseth, but he means to pay. Keep in a little life ? Poor Jack, farewell!

(They fight ; Dovolas flies. I could have better spar'd a better man. Cheerly,' my lord ; How fares your grace ?

0, I should have a heavy miss of thee, Sir Nicholas Gawsey hath for succour sent,

If I were much in love with vanity.
And so hath Clifton ; I'll to Clifton straight. Death hath not struck so fat a deer to-day,
K. Hen. Stay, and breathe awhile :

Though many dearer in this bloody fray :-
Thou hast redeem'd thy lost opinion ;

Embowelld will I see thee by and by: And shew'd, thou mak'st some tender of my life, Till then, in blood by noble Percy lie. (Exu. In this fair rescue thou hast brought to me.

Ful. [Rising slowly.) Embowella! is thou em. P. Hen. O heaven! they did me too much injury, bowel me to-day, I'll give you leave to powder me, That ever said, I hearken d for your death.

and eat me too, to-morrow. 'Sblood, 'twas time to If it were so, I might have let alone

counterfeit, or that hot termagant Scot had paid me The insulting land of Douglas over you ;

scot and lot too. Counterfeit? I lie, I am no CounWhich would have been as speedy in your end, terfeit : To die is to be a counterfeit; for he is but As all the poisonous potions in the world,

the counterfeit of a man, who hath not the life of a And sav'd the treacherous labour of your son. man: but to counterfeit dying, when a man thereby k. Hen. Make up to Clifton, I'll to sir Nicholas liveth, is to be no counterfeit, but the true and perGawsey.

[ Exit King HENRY. fect image of life indeed. The better part of valour Enter HOTSPUR.

is- discretion ; in the which better pari I have saved

my life. 'Zounds, I am afraid of this gunpowder Hot. If I mistake not, thou art Harry Monmouth. Percy, though he be dead : How, if he should counP. Hen. Thou speak'st as if I would deny my name. terfeit too, and 'rise! I am afraid, he would prove the Hot. My name is Harry Percy.

better counterfeit. Therefore I'll make hiin sure : P. Hen.

Why, then I see yea, and I ll swear I killed him. Why may not he A very valiant rebel of the name.

rise, as well as I? Nothing confutes me but eyes, I am the prince of Wales ; and think not, Percy, and nobody sees me. Therefore, sirrah, (stabhing To share with me in glory any more :

him.) with a new wound in your thigh, come you Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere ; along with me. (Tukes Hotspur on his back. Nor can one England brook a double reign, Of Harry Percy, and the prince of Wales.

Re-enter PRINCE HENRY and PRINCE JOHN. Hot. Nor shall it, Harry, for the hour is come P.llen. Come, brother Joha, full bravely hast thou To end the one of us ; And 'would to God, Thy maiden sword.

(tesh'd Thy name in arms were now as great as mine!

P. John. But, soft! whom have we here! Þ Hen. I'll make it greater, ere i part from thee; Did you not tell me this fat man was dead? Aud all the building honours on thy crest

P. Hen. I did; I saw him dead, breathless and I'll crop to make a garland for my head.

Upon the ground.

[bleeding Hui. I can no longer brook thy vanities. [They fight. Ari thou alive? or is it phantasy

That plays upon our eye-sight? 1 prythee, speak; Enter FALSTAFF.

We will not trust our eyes, without our ears :Fol. Well said, Hal! to it, Hal !-Nay, you shall Thou art not what thou scem'st. find no boy's play here. I can tell you.

Ful. No, that's certain ; I am not a double man :

but if I be not Jack Falstaff, then am I a Jack. There | Misuse the tenor of thy kinsman's trust?
is Percy : (throuing the body down.] if your father Three knights upon our party slain to-day,
will do me any honour, so; if not, let him kill the A noble earl, and many a creature else,
Dext Percy himself. I look to be either earl or duke, Had been alive this hour,
I can assure you.

If, like a christian, thou hadst truly borne
P. Hen. Why, Percy I killed myself, and saw thee Betwixt our armies true intelligence.

Wor. What I have done, my safety urg'd me to, Fal. Didst thou ?--Lord, lord, how this world is And I embrace this fortune patiently, given to lying !-1 grant you I was down, and out Since not to be avoided it falls on me. of breath; and so was he: but we rose both at an K. Hen. Bear Worcester to the death, and Vernon instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock. Other offenders we will pause upon.- [too: I may be believed, so ; if not, let them, that should (Exeunt WORCESTER and Vernon, guarded reward valour, bear the sin upon their own heads. How goes the field? I'll take it upon my death, I gave him this wound in P.Men. The noble Scot, lord Douglas, when he saw the thigh : if the man were alive, and would deny it, The fortune of the day quite turn'd from him, I wou.d make him eat a piece of my sword. The noble Percy slain, and all his men

P. John. This is the strangest tale that e'er 1 heard. Upon the foot of fear, -fled with the rest

P. Hen. This is the strangest fellow, brother John. And, falling from a hill, he was so bruis', Come, bring your luggage nobly on your baek : That the pursuers took him. At my tent For my part, if a lie may do thee grace,

The Douglas is ; and I beseech your grace, Tll gild it with the happiest terms I have. I may dispose of him. [A retreat is sounded. K. Hen.

With all my beart The trumpet sounds retreat, the day is ours.

P. Hen Then, brother John of Lancaster, to you Come, brother, let's to the highest of the field, This honourable bounty shall belong : To see whal friends are living, who are dead. Go to the Douglas, and deliver him

(Esennt Prince HENRY and Prince Joun. Up to his pleasure, ransomeless, and free : Fal. I'll follow, as they say, for reward. He that His valour, shewn upon our crests to-day, rewards me, God reward him! If I do grow great, Hath taught us how to cherish such high deeds, I'll grow less ; for I'll purge, and leave sack, and Even in the bosom of our adversaries.

(power. live cleanly, as a nobleman should do.

K. Hen. Then this remains, - that we divide our (Erit, bearing off the body. You, son John, and my cousin Westmoreland,

Towards York shall bend you, with your dearest speed SCENE V.-Another part of the field. To meet Northumberland, and the prelate Scroop, The trumpets sound. Enter King HENRY, PRINCE Who, as we hear, are busily in arms:

HENKY, PRINCE JOHN, WESTMORELAND, and others, Myself,—and you, son Harry, -will towards Wales, with WORCESTER and Vernon, prisoners. To fight with Glendower, and the earl of March.

K. iten. Thus ever did rebellion find rebuke. Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway, Il-spirited Worcester! did we not send grace, Meeting the check of such another day : Pardon, and terins of love to all of you?

And since this business so fair is done, And would'st thou turn our offers contrary? Let us not leave till all our own be won. (Eseunt.

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In hrst edition of this play was the quarto of 1600, in which entered at Stationers' Hall, August 23, 1000. year it was twice reprinted in the same form. As it is men- The transactions comprised in the history take op almost ame

years. The action commences with the account of Hotspur's sion to the biurder of the

sons of Anurath the Third by their being defeated and killed, 1403 ; and closes with the death of brother Mahouet, which took placr feb. 15y6 : the tragedy llenry the fourch, and the coronation of Henry the Fifth basi bave been written in the intervening period. li was 1412-13

HENRY, Prince of Wales, afterwards

King Henry V.,
Thomas, Duke of Clarence,
Prince JOHN of Lancaster, afterwards

his sons.
(2 Henry V.) Duke of Bedford,
PRINCE HUMPHREY oj Gloster, fieruurds

(2 Henry V.) Duke of Gloster,
EARL OF W'EST MURELAND, of the King's party,
SCROOP. Archbishop of York,

enemies to Lord MOWBRAY, Lun llASTINOS,


Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
A Gentleman attending on the Chief Justice.
TRAVERs and Morton, domestics of Northumberland
FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, Pistol, and Page.
Poins and Pero, attendants on Prince Henry.
Shallow and SW.ENCE, country jusices.
Davy, servant to Shallow.
Fang and SHARE, sheriff's officers. [recruits.
Rumour. A Porter.
A Dancer, speaker of the epilogue.
Lords and other Attendants ; Officers, Soldiers, Mar
senger, Drawers, Beadles, Grooms, &c.



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