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To welcome bim ? much inore, and much more Flu. Eat, 1 pray you : will you have some cause,

more sauce to your Icek ? there is not enough Did they this Harry. Now in London place leak to swear by. him ;

Pist. Quit thy cudgel ; thou dost see I eat. (As yet the lamentation of the French

Flu. Much goot do you, scald kuave, beartily. nvites the king of England's stay at home : Nay, 'pray you, throw none away ; the skin is The emperor's coining in behalf of France, goot for your proken coxcomb. When you take To order peace between them ;) and omit occasions to see leeks bereafter, I pray you, All the occurrences, whatever chanc'd,

mock at thein; that is all. Till Harry's back-return again to France ;

Pist. Good. There must we bring binn; and myself have Flu. Ay, leeks is goot :-Hold you, there is a play'd

groat to heal your pate. The interim, by remembering you-'lis past. Pist. Me a great ! Tbeu brook' abridgment; and your eyes ad- Pist. Yes, verily, and in truth, you shall take vance

it ; or I bave another leek in my pocket, which After your thought, straight back again to you shall eat. France.

(Erit. Pist. I take thy groat, in earnest of revenge.

Flu. I owe you any thing, I will pay you SCENE 1.-France.-An English Court of in cudge!s ; you shall be a woodmonger, and Guard.

buy nothing of me but cudgels. God be wi' you,

and keep you, and heal your pate. [Exit. Enter FLUELLEN and GOWER.

Pist. All hell shall stir for this. Gow. Nay, that's right; but why wear you Gow. Go, go; you are a counterfeit cowardly your leek to-day? Saint Davy's day is past.

knave.

Will you mock at an aucient tradition, Flu. There is occasions and causes why and --beguu upou an honourable respect, and worn wherefore in all things : I will tell you, as my as a memorable trophy of predeceased valour,friend, captain Gower; The rascally, scald, beg. and dare not avoucb in your deeds any of your garly, lowsy, praggiug knave, Pistol, which you words ? I have seen you glerking and galling at and yourself, and all the 'orld, know to be no this gentleman twice or thrice. You thougbt petter than a fellow, look you now, of no me because he could not speak English in the na rits, he is come to me, and prings me pread live garb, he could not therefore handle au En and salt yesterday, look you, and bid me eat glish cudgel : you find it otherwise ; and hencemy leek : it was in a place where I could not forth let a Welsh correction teach you a good breed no contentions with him; but I will be English condition. + Fare ye well. so pold as to wear it in my cap till I see him

(Exit, once again, and then I will tell him a little Pist. Doth fortune play the huswife 1 with piece of my desires.

me now

News have I, that my Nell is dead i'the spital 0 Enter PISTOL.

Of malady of France ; Gow. Why, here he comes, swelling like a And there my rendezvous is quite cut off. turkey.cock.

Old I do wax ; and from my weary limbs Flu. 'Tis no matter for his swellings, nor his

Honour is cudgell'd. Well, bawd will I turn, turkey-cocks.---Got pless you, ancient Pistol, you And something lean to cutpurse of quick hand. scurvey, lowsy kuave, Got bless you!

To England will I steal, and there i'll steal : Pist. Hal art thou Bedlam? dost thou thirst, and patches will ! get unto these scars, base Trojan,

And swear I got them in the Gallia wars. To have me fold up Parca's fatal web? +

(Erit. Hence! I am qualmish at the sinell of leek.

Flu. I peseech you heartily, scurvy, lowsy SCENE II.---Troyes in Champagne.-An Aknave, at iny desires, and my requests, and my partment in the French King's Palace, petitions, to eat, look you, this leek; because, look you, you do not love it, yor your affec | Enter, at one door, King Henry, BEDFORD, tious, and your appetites, and your digestions, GLOSTER, EXETER, WARWICK, WEST MORKdoes not agree with it, i would desire you to

LAND, and other Lords ; at another; the eat it.

FRENCH KINC, Queen IsaBEL, the Princess Pist. Not for Cadwallader, and all his KATHARINE, Lords, Ladies, 4c. the Duke goats.

of BURGUNDY, and his Truin. Flu. There is one goat for you. [Strikes him.) K. Hen. Peace to this meeting, wherefore we Will you be so goot, scald knave, as eat it ?

are met! Pist. Base Toojall, thou shalt die.

Unto our brother France, and to our sister, Flu. You say very true, scald kuave, when Health and fair time of day, joy and good Got's will is : I will desire you to live in the

wishes

Irine ; mean time, and eat your victuals; come, there to our most fair and princely cousin Katha. is sauce soir it. (Striking him again.) You And (as a branch and member of this royalty, called me yesterday, mountain-squire ; but I will By whoin this great assembly is contriv'd,) make you to day a squire of low degree. I pray We do salute you, duke of Burgundy ;you fall 1o ; if you cau mock a leek, you can Aud princes Freuch, and peers, bealth to you eat a leek.

all! Cow. Enough, captain ; you have astonished Fr. King. Right joyous are we to behold him.

your face, Flu. I say, I will make him eat some part of Most worthy brother England ; fairly met: my leek, or I will peat his pate four days :- So are you, princes English, every one. Pite, I pray you; it is good for your green Q. Isa. So happy be the issue, brother Eug. wouud, and your ploody coxcomb.

land, Pist. Must I hite

of this good day, and of this gracious meeting, Flu, Yes, certainly; and out of doubt, and As we are now glad to behold your eyes ; out of questions loo, and ambiguities.

Your eyes, which hitherto have borne in them Pist. By this leek, I will most horribly re. Against the French, that inet them, in their venge ; I eat, aud eke I swear

bent,

The fatal balls of murdering basilisks : • Hevry did not strike a blow in France, for (wo The venum of such looks, we fairly hope, years after the decisive battle of Agincourt ; but immeLately concluded a truce for that period.--- Hume. "Dost thou desire to leave me put thee to deatb?"

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And take with you free power, to ratify,
Augment, or alter, as your wisdoms best

Any thing in, or out of, our demands;
K. Hen. To cry annen to that, thus we ap-Shall see advantageable for our dignity,

ter,
Q. Isa. You English princes all, I do salute And we'll consign thereto.-Will you, fair sis
Great kings of France and England! That 1 Q. Isa. Our gracious brother, I will go with

When articles, too nicely urg'a, be stood on.
With all my wits, my pains, and strong endea- Haply a woman's voice may do some good,

K. Hen. Yet leave our cousin Katharine here

Within the fore-rank of our articles.
Your mightiness on both parts best can witness. She is our capital demand, compris'd

Q. Isa. She hath good leave.

(Exeunt all but HENRY, KATHARINE,
K. Hen. Fair Katharine, and most fair

Such as will enter at a lady's ear,
Why that the naked, poor, and mangled peace, Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms

And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart?
Kath. Your majesty shall mock at me; I can-
me soundly with your French heart, I will be
K. Hen. O fair Katharine, if you will love
glad to hear you confess it brokenly with your
English tongue. Do you like me, Kate ?

Kath. Pardonnez moy, I cannot tell vat is
like me
kk. Hen. An angel is like you, Kate ; and you
Kath. Que dit-il ? que jesuis semblable à les
Llice. Ouy, vrayment, (sauf vostre grace,
in. Hen. I said so dear Katharine; and I

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well.
Which you have cited, you must buy that peace / undid me : for the one, I have neither words

sure in strength.

armour on my back, under the correction of Bur. The king hath heard them; to the frog, or by vaulting into my saddle with my

bragging be it spokellicht buffet for
into a wife,

Or,
or bound my horse for her favours, I could lay
on like a butcher, and sit like a jack-an-apes,
never off : but, before God, I camiot look grceu-
(no cunning in protestation ; only downright
ly, t nor gasp out my eloquence, nor I have
oaths, which I never use till urged, nor never

ir thou canst love a fellow
apponih us once more suddenly

face is not worth
break for urgingsewJooks in his glass for
of this temper,
Vove of any ining he sees the plain soldier 11

, let be
thou canst love ine for this, take me : ir not, to
say to thee, that I shall die, is true ; but for

Lord, no ; yet I love thee too,

e le dancingwauardly.

And whlle thou livest, dear Kate, take a fellow | By mine honour in true English, I love thee, of plain and uncoined constancy ; for be Kate : by which honour I dare not swear thou perforce must do thee right, because he batb lovest me ; yet iny blood begins to flatterine not the gift to woo in other places : for these that thou dost, notwithstanding the poor and fellows of intinite tongue, that can rhymne them- untempering effect of my visage. Now beSG 'es into ladies' favours,-they do always shrew my father's ambition ! he was thinking reason themselves out again. What! a speaker of civil wars when he got me; therefore was i is but a prater ; a rhynie is but a ballad. A created with stubborn outside, with an asgood leg will fall : + a straight back will stoop : pect of iron, that, when I come to woo ladies a black beard will turn white; a curled pate I fright then. But in faith, Kate, the elder will grow bald ; a fair face will wither ; a full ! wax, the better. I shall appear : my comfort eye will wax hollow : but a good heart, Kate, is, that old age, that ill layer-up of beauty, can is the sun and moon; or rather the sun, and do no more spoil upon my face : thou hast me, not the moon; for it shines bright, and never if thou hast me, at the worst; and thou shalt changes, but keeps his course truly. If thou wear me, if thou wear me, better and better; would have such a one, take me : And take and therefore tell me, most fair Katharine, me, take a soldier : take a soldier, take a king : will you have me: Put off your maiden And what sayest thou then to my love ? speak, blushes; avouch the thoughts of your heart my fair, and fairly, I pray thee.

with the looks of an empress ; take me by the Kath. Is it possible dat I should love de hand, and say-Harry of England, I am thine : enemy of France ?

which word thou shalt no sooner bless mine K. Hen. No; it is not possible you should ear withal, but I will tell thee aloud-England love the enemy of France, Kate : but in loving is thine, Ireland is thine, France is thine, me, you should love the friend of France ; for and Henry Plantagenet is thine ; wbo, though i I love France so well, that I will not part with speak it before his face, if he be tot fellow a village of it; I will have it all mine : and, with the best king, thou shalt find the best king Kate, when France is mine, and I am your's, of good fellows. Come, your answer in bro then your's is France, and you are inine. ken music ; for thy voice is music, and thy Kath. I cannot tell vat is dat.

English broken : therefore, queen of all, Ka. K. Hen. No, Kate ? I will tell thee in French; tharine, break thy mind to me in broken Eng: which, I am sure, will bang upon my tongue lish. Wilt thou have ine? like a new.married wife about her husband's Kath. Dat is, as it shall please de roy mon neck, hardly to be sbook off. Quand j'ay la pere. possession de France, et quand vous avez le K. Hen. Nay, it will please him well, Kate ; possession de moi, (let ine see, what then ? it shall please him, Kate. Saint Dennis be my speed !)-donc vostre est

Kath. Den it sball also content me. France, et vous estes mienne. It is as easy

K. Hen. Upon that I will kiss your hand, for me, Kate, to conquer the kingdom, as lo and I call you--my queen. speak so much inore French : I shall never move Kath. Laissez, mon siegneur, laissex, lais. thee in French : unless it be to laugh at me. sez: ma foy, je ne veux point que vous abais.

Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, le François que- sez vostre grandeur, en baisant la main d'une vous parlez, est meilleur que l'Anglois le vostre indigne serviteure; excusez moy, je quel je parle.

vous supplie, mon tres puissant seigneur. K. Hen. No, 'faith, 'tis not, Kate : but thy

K. Hen. Then I will kiss your lips, Kate. speaking of my tongue, and I thine, most truly

Kath. Les dames, et damoiselles, pour estre falsely, must needs be granted to be much at baiseés devant leur nopces il n'est pas le one. But, Kate, dost thou understand thus coutume de France. much English? Canst thoa love me

K. Hen. Madam, my interpreter, what says she Kath. I connot tell.

Atice. Dat it is not be de fashion pour les K. Hen. Can any of your neighbours tell, ladies of France,-I cannot tell what is baiser Kate? I'll ask them. Come, I know, thou en English. lovest me : and at night, when you come into

K. Hen. To kiss. your closet, you'll question this gentlewoman Alice. Your Majesty entendre bettre que moy. about me ; and I know, Kate, you will, to her, K. Hen. It is not the fashion for the maids dispraise those parts in me, that you love with in France to kiss before they are married, your heart : but, good Kate, mock me merci. would she say ! fully; the rather, gentle princess, because I Alice. Our, prayment. love thee cruelly. If ever thou be'st mine,

K. Hen. O Kate, nice customs curt'sy to Kate, (as I have a saving faith within me, tells great kings. Dear Kate, you and I cannot be me thou shalt,) I get thee with scambling, confined within the weak list of a country's and thou must therefore needs prove a good fashion : we are the makers of manners, Kate ; soldier-breeder: Shall not thou and I,be. and the liberty that follows our places, stops tween Saint Dennis and Saint George, com- the months of all find-faults; as I will do your's, pound a boy, half French, half English, that for upholding the nice fashion of your country, shall go to Constantinople, and take the Turkt in denying me a kiss : therefore, patiently, and by the beard ? shall we not? what sayest thou, yielding. (Kissing her.) You have witchcraft my fair flower-de-luce ?

in your lips, Kate : there is more eloquence in Kath. I do not know dat.

a sugar touch of them, than in the tongues of K. IIen. No; 'tis hereafter to know, but now the French Council; and they should sooner to promise : do but now promise, Kate, you persuade Harry of England, than a general will endeavour for your French part of such a petition of mouarcbs. Here comes your father. boy; and, for my English moiety, take the Enter the FRENCH King and QUEEN, BUR. word of a king and a bachelor. How answer you, la plus belle Katharine du monde mon

GUNDY, BEDFORD, GLOSTER, EX ETER, WESTtres chere et divine deesse !

MORELAND, and other French and En. Kath. Your majesté "ave fausse French

glish Lords. enough to deceive de most suge demoiselle dat Bur. God save your majesty ! my royal couis en France.

sin, teach you our princess English ? K. Hen. Now, fe upon my false French ! K. Hen. I would have her learn, my fair

cousin, how perfectly I love her ; and that is • He means, resembling a plain piece of metal which good English, has not yet received any impression.

Fall away.

Bur. Is sbe not apt? I Heary V. had been dead 31 years before the Turks became possessed of Constantinople : that event took • j.e. Though my face has no power to rotea you. place in 1453

Slight barrier.

K. Hen. Our tongue is rough, coz; and my K. Hen. I pray you then, in love and deat condition * is not smooth : so that, having nei

alliance, ther the voice nor the heart of mattery about Let that one article rank with the rest : me, I cannot so conjure up the spirit of love in And, thereupon, give me your daughter. her, that he will appear in his true likeness. Fr. King. Take ber, fair son ; and from her Bur. Pardon the frankness of my mirth, if I

blood raise up answer you for that. If you would conjure in Issue to me : that the contending kingdoms her you must make a circle: if conjure up love of France and Eugland, whose very shores in her in his true likeness, be must appear

look pale naked and blind : Can you blame ber then, with envy of each other's bappiness, {tion being a maid yet rosed over with the virgin May cease their hatred : and this dear conjunccrimson of modesty, if she deny the appearance Plant neighbourhood and Christian-like accord of a naked blind boy in ber naked seeing self? In their sweet bosoms, that never war advance It were, my lord, a hard condition for a maid His bleeding sword 'twixt England and fair to consign to.

France. K. Hen. Yet they do wink and yield; as love All. Amen! is blind, and enforces.

K. Hen. Now welcome, Kate :-and bear me Bur. They are then excused, my lord, when

witness all, they see not what they do.

That here I kiss her as my sovereign queen. K. Hen. Then, good my lord, each your

(Flourish. cousin to consent to winking.

Q. Isa. God, the best maker of all marria. Bur. I will wink on her to consent, my lord,

ges, if you will teach her to know my ineaning : for Combine your hearts in one, your realms in maids, well summered and warın kept, are like

one ! fies at Bartholomew-tide, blind, though they As man and wife, being two, are one in love, have their eyes; and then they will endure So be there 'twixt your kingdoms such a spousal, handling, which before would not abide look. That never may ill office, or fell jealousy, ing on.

Which troubles oft the bed of blessed mar. K. Hen. This moral ties me over to time,

riage, and a hot summer ; and so I will catch the dy Thrust in between the paction of these king your cousin, in the latter end, and she must be

doms, blind too.

To make divorce of their incorporate league ; Bur. As love is, my lord, before it loves. That English may as French, Freuch EnglishK. Hen. It is so : and you may, some of you,

men, thank love for my blindness; who cannot see Receive each other |--God speak this Amen! many a fair French city, for one fair French All. Amen! maid that stands in my way.

K. Hen. Prepare we for our marriage :-on Fr. King. Yes, my lord, you see them per.

which day, spectively, the cities turned into a maid ; for My lord of Burgundy, we'll take your oath, they are all girdled with maiden walls, that and all the peers', for surety of our leagues.war hath never entered.

Then shall I swear to Kate, and you to me : K. Hen. Shall Kate be my wife?

And may our oaths well kept and prosp'rous Fr. King. So please you.

be !

(Exeunt. K. Hen. I am content ; so the maiden cities you talk of, may wait on her : so the maid, that

Enter CHORUS. stood in the way of my wish, shall show me the Thus far, with rough, and all unable pen, way to my will.

Our bending author bath pursued the story; Fr King. We have consented to all ternis of In little room confiping mighiy men, reason.

Mangling by starts the full course of their K. Hen. Is't so, my lords of England ?

glory.

(lie's West. The king bath granted every article : Small time, but in that small, most greatly His daughter, first; and then, in sequel all,

This star of England : fortune made bis sword; According to their firm proposed natures. By which the world's best garden t be achiev'd, Exe. Only, he hath not yet subscribed this :

And of it left his son imperial lord. Where your majesty demands, -That the king Henry the sixth, in infant bands crown'd king of France, having any occasion to write for

of France and Eugland did this king sucmatter of grant, shall uame your highness in

ceed; this form, and with this addition, in French, whose state so many bad the managing, Notre trés cher filz Henry roy d'Angleterre, That they lost France, and made his England heretier de France ; and thus in Latin,-Pra.

bleed : clarissimus filius noster Henricus, rex An. Which oft our stage bath shown; and, for their glia, et hæres Francia.

sake, Fr. King. Nor this I have not, brother, so

In your fair minds let this acceptance take. denied,

(Estt. Hut your request sball make me let it pass. • Temper.

• 1 e. Unequal to the weight of the subject. † France,

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