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Win. I do, thou most usurping proditor, May. See the coast clear'd, and then we will And not protector of the king or realm.

depart.Glo. Stand back, thou manifest conspirator; Good God that nobles should such stomachs Thou, that contriv'dst to murder our dead lord ;

bear! Thou that giv'st whores + indulgences to sin : I myself fight not once in forty year. (Exeunt. P'll canvas 1 thee in thy broad cardinal's hat, If thou proceed in this thy insolence.

SCENE IV.-France. --Before Orleans. Win. Nay, stand thou back, I will not budge Enter, on the Walls, the MASTER-GUNNER

a foot ; This be Damascus, be thou cursed Cain,

and his Son. To slay thy brother Abel if thou wilt.

M. Gun. Sirrah, thou know'st how Orleans Glo. I will not slay thee, but I'll drive thee And how the English have the suburbs won.

is besieg'd ; back : Thy scarlet robes, as a child's bearing-cloth

Son. Father, I know; and oft have shot at V'll use, to carry thee out of this place.

them, Win. Do what thou dar’st; I beard thee to

Howe'er, unfortunate, I miss'd my aim.

M. Gun. But now thou shalt not. Be thou thy face. Glo. What ? am I dard, and bearded to my chief master-gunner am 1 of this town ;

rul'd by mne : face Draw, men, for all this privileged place ;

Something I must do, to procure me grace :t Blue-coats to tawny-coats. Priest, beware

The prince's espials t have informed me,

How the English, in the suburbs close inyour beard ; (Gloster and his Men attack the Bishop. Wont, through a secret gate of iron bars

trench’d, I mean to tug it, and to cuff you soundly: Under my feet i stamp thy cardinal's hat;

In yonder tower, to overpeer the city ; In spite of pope or dignities of church,

And thence discover how, with most advan

tage, Here by the cheeks I'll drag thee up and down. They may vex us, with shot or with assault. Win. Gloster, thou'lt answer this before the

To intercept this inconvenience, pope. Glo. Winchester goose, s I cry-a rope!,

a And fully even these three days have I watch'd,

A piece of ordnance 'gainst it I have plac'd; rope !

[stay? Now beat them hence. Why do you let them .f I could see them. Now, boy, do thou watch, Thee Pulchase hence, thou wolf in sheep's if thou spy'st any run and bring me word ;

For I can stay no longer. array. Out, tawny coats !- oat, scarlet || hypocrite!

And thou shalt find me at the governor's.

(Exlt. Here a great Tumult. In the midst of it,

Son. Father, I warrant you ; take you no Enter the Mayor of London, and Officers.

care ; May. Fie, lords ! that you, being supreme

l'll never trouble you, if I may spy them. magistrates,

Enter, in an upper Chamber of a Tower, Thus contumelionsly should break the peace! the Lords SALISBURY and TALBOT, Sir Glo. Peace, mayor ; thou know'st' little of


GRAVE, and others.
Here's Beaufort that regards nor God nor king,
Hath here distrain'd the Tower to his use.

Sal. Talbot, my life, my joy, again return'd! Win. Here's Gloster too a foe to citizens :

How wert thou handled, being prisoner ? One that still motions war, and never peace,

Or by what means golst thou to be releas'd ? O'ercharging your free purses with large fines;

Discourse, I pr’ythee on this turret's top. That seeks to overthrow religion,

Tal. The duke of Bedford bad a prisoner, Because he is protector of the realm ;

Called-the brave lord Ponton de Santrailles; And would have armour here out of the Tower

For bin I was exchang'd and rausomed.

[me To crown himself king, and suppress the prince. But with a baser inan of arms by far, Glo. I will not answer thee with words, but once, in contempt, they would have barter'a blows. (Here they skirmish again.

Which I, disdaining, scorn'd: and craved death May, Nought rest for me, in this tumultuous In fine, redeem'd I was as i desir’d.

Rather than I would be so pil'd esteemned. s strife, But to make open proclamation :

But oh I the treacherous Fastolfe wounds my heart: Come, officer ; as loud as e'er thou canst.

Whom with my bare fists I would execute,

If I now had him brought into my power. Off". All manner of men assembled here in Sal. Yet tell'st thou not, how thou wert en. arms this day, against God's peace and the

tertain'd. king's, we charge and command you, in his Tal. With scoffs, and scorns, and coutumehighness' name, to repair to your several

lious taunts. dwelling-places ; and not to wear, handle, In open market-place produc'd they me, or use any sword, weapon, or dagger, hence- To be a public spectacle to all ; forward, upon pain of death.

Here, said they, is the terror of the French,

The scare-scrow that aftrights our children so. Glo. Cardinal, I'll be no breaker of the law :

Then broke I from the officers that led me; But we shall ineet, and break our minds at And with my nails digg'd stones out of the

large. Win. Gloster, we'll meet; to thy dear coast to hurt at the beholders of my shame.

ground, be sure : Thy heart-blood I will have, for this day's work. Noue durst come near for fear

My grisly countenance made others fly;

of sudden May. I'll call for clubs, I if you will not

death. away:

In iron walls they deem'd me not secure; This cardinal is more haughty than the devil. Glo. Mayor, farewell thou dost but what so great fear of my name 'mongst them was thou may'st.

spread, Win. Abominable Gloster ! guard thy head;

That they suppos'd I could rend bars of steel, For I intend to bave it ere loug.


And spurn in pieces posis of adamant :
Wherefore a guard of chosen sbot I had,

That walk'd about ne every ininute-while ; • Traitor.

† The public stews were formerly licen- And if I did but stir out my bed, sed by the Bishop of Winchester, and their inmates ob- Ready they were to shoot me to the heart. tained the name of Winchester geese

Silt. A strumpet. | Au allusion to the Bishop's habit. • Pride.

+ Favour.

Spies That is, for peace-officers armed with clubs or


So stripped of nouours.


wheel ;

Sal. I grieve to hear what torments you | SCENE V.-The same. Before one of ihe endur'd ;

Gates. But we will be reveng'd sufficiently.

Alarum. Skirmishings. TALBOT pursueth Now it is supper time in Orleans : Here, through this grate, I can count every

the DAUPHIN, and driveth him in : then

enter JOAN LA PUCELLE, driving English one, And view the Frenchmen how they fortify;

men before her. Then enter TALBOT. Let us look in, the sight will much delight Tal. Where is my strength, my valour, and thee.

my force ? Sir Thomas Gargrave, and Sir William Glans-Our English troops retire, I cannot stay them; dale,

A woman clad in armour, chaseth them.
Let me have your express opinions,
Where is best place to make our battery next.

Gar. I think, at the north gate ; for there
staud lords.

Here, here she comes :---I'll have a bout with

thee : Glan. And I, here, at the bulwark of the bridge.

Devil or devil's dam, I'll conjure thee : Tal. For anght I see, this city must be fa- Blood will I draw on thee, ihou art a witch, misb'd,

Aud straightway give thy soul to him thou

serv'st. Or with light skirmishes enfeebled.

(Shot from the Town. SALISBURY and Puc. Come, come, 'tis only I that must disSir Tho. GARGRAV E fall.

grace thee;

[They fighr. Sal. O Lord have mercy

Tal. Heavens, can you suffer bell so to preus, wretched

vail ? sinners! Gar. O Lord have mercy on me, woeful My breast I'll burst with straining of my cou.

rage, man ! Tal. What chance is this, that suddenly bath And from my shoulders crack my arms asunder,

But I will chastise this bigh-minded strumpet. cross'd us 1

Puc. Talbot, farewell; thy hour is not yet Speak, Salisbury ; at least, if thou canst speak;

come : How far'st thou, mirror of all martial men? One of thy eyes, and thy cheek's side struck I must go victual Orleans forthwith. off

O’ertake me, if thou canst ; I scoru thy strength. Accursed tower ! accursed fatal hand,

Go, go, cheer up thy hunger-starved nen; That have contriv'd this woeful tragedy !

Help Salisbury to make his testament: In thirteen battles Salisbury o'ercame ;

This day is our's, as many more shall be. Henry the fifth be first train'd to the wars;

(PUCELLE enters the Town, with Soldiers.

Tal. My thoughts are wbirled like a potter's Whilst any trump did sound, or drum struck

up, His sword did ne'er leave striking in the I know not where I am, nor what I do : field.

A witch, by fear, not force, like Hannibal, Yet liv'st thou, Salisbury ? though thy speech Drives back our troops, and conquers, as she doth fail,

Jists : One eye thou 'hast, to look to heaven for So bees with smoke, and doves with noisome

steuch, grace : The sun with one eye vieweth all the world.

Are from their hives and houses driven away. Heaven, be thou gracious to none alive,

They call'd us, for our fierceness Englisb If Salisbury wants mercy at thy bands

dogs ; Bear bence his body, I will help to bury it,

Now, like to whelps, we crying run away. Sir Thomas Gargrave, hast thou any life?

(A short Alarum. Speak unto Talbot ; nay, look up to him.

Hark, countrymen ! either renew the fight,

Or tear the lions out of England's coat;
Salisbury, cheer thy spirit with this comfort ;
Thou shalt not die, whiles--

Renounce your soil, give sheep in lion's stead : He beckons with his hand, and smiles on me ;

Sheep run not half so timorous from the wolf, As who should say, When I am dead and gone, As you fly from your oft subdued slaves,

Or borse, or oxen, from the leopard,
Remember to avenge me on the French.-
Plantagenet, I will; and Nero-like,

[Alarum. Another Skirmish. Play on the lute, beholding the towns burn :

It will not be :-Retire into your trenches : Wretched shall France be only in my name.

You all consented unto Salisbury's death, (Thunder heard; afterwards an Alarum. For none would strike a stroke in his revenge.What stir is this? What tumult's in the hea: Pucele is enter'd into Orleans, vens ?

In spite of us, or aught that we could do. Whence cometh this alarum, and the noise ?

O would I were to die with Salisbury !

The shame hereof will make me hide my bead. Enter a MESSENGER.

(Alarum. Retreat. Exeunt TALBOT and Mess. My lord, my lord, the French have

his Forces, &c.
gathered head:
The Dauphin with one Joan la Pucelle join'd, -

SCENE V1.--The same.
A holy prophetess, new risen up, --
Is come with a great power to raise the siege.

Enter, on the Walls : PUCELLE, CHARLES, (SALISBURY groans.

REIGNIER, ALENÇON, and Soldiers. Tal. Hear, hear, how dying Salisbury doth Puc. Advance our waving colours on the

groan ! It irks his heart, he cannot be reveng'd.

Rescu'd is Orleans from the English wolves : Frenchmen, I'll be a Salisbury to you: 'ucelle or puzzel, dolpbin or dogfish,

Thus Joan la Pucelle hath perform’d her word.

Char. Your hearts I'll stamp out with my horse's

Divinest creature, bright Astræa's heels,


How sball I honour thee for this success And make a quagmire of yonr mingled brains.- Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens, Convey me Salisbury into his tent,

That one day bloom'd, and fruitful 'were the And then we'll try what these dastardly French

men dare.
[Ereunt, bearing out the Bodies.

• The superstition of those times taught, that he

who cou.d draw a witch's blood was free from her • A dirty wench.


walls ;

France, triomph in thy glorious prophetess ! Tal. Not all together : better far, I guess, Recover'd is the town of Orleans :

That we do make our entrance several ways ;
More blessed hap did ne'er befall our state. That, if it chance the one of us do fail,
Reig. Why ring not out the bells throughout The other yet may rise against their force.
the town?

Bed. Agreed : I'll to yon corner.
Dauphin, command the citizens make bonfires, Bur. And I to this.
And feast and banquet in the open streets,

Tal. And here will Talbot mount, or make To celebrate the joy that God hath given us.

his grave.Alen. All France will be replete with mirth ow Salisbury ! or thee, and for the right and joy,

of English Henry, shall this night appear Wben they shall hear how we have play'd the How much in duty I am bound to both.

men. Char. 'Tis Joan, not we, by whom the day (The English scale the Walls, crying s is won ;

George ! a Talbot l and all enter by the

For which, I will divide my crown with her :
And all the priests and friars in my realm

Sent. (Within.) Arm, arm I the enemy doth Shall, in procession, sing her endless praise.

make assault ! A statelier pyramis to her I'll rear, Than Rhodope's, * or Memphis', ever was :

The French leap over the Walls in their

Shirts. Enter, several ways, BASTARD, In memory of her, when she is dead, Her ashes, in an urn more precious

ALENÇON, REIGNIER, hulf ready, and halj Than the rich-jewell'd coffer of Darius +

unready. Transported shall be at high festivals

Alen. How now, my lords? what, all unBefore the kings and queens of France.

ready so ? No longer on St. Dennis will we cry,

Bast. Unready? ay, and glad we 'scap'd so But Joan la Pucelle shall be France's saint.

well. Come in; and let us banquet royally,

Reig. 'Twas time, I trow, to wake and leave After this golden day of victory.

our beds,
(Flourish. Exeunt. Hearing alarums at our chamber doors.

Alen. Of all exploits, since first I follow'd


Ne'er heard I of a warlike enterprize

More venturous, or desperate than this.

Bast. I think, this Talbot be a fiend of SCEVE I.-The same.


Reig. Jf not of hell, the heavens sure favour Enter to the Gates, a French SERGEANT,

him. and two SENTINELS.

Alen. Here cometh Charles; I marvel, how

he sped. Serg. Sirs, take your places, and be vigilant : If any noise, or soldier, you perseive,

Enter CHARLES, and LA PUCELLE. Near to the walls, by some apparent sign, Bast. Tut! boly Joan was his defensive Let us bave knowlege at the court of guard. 1

guard. 1 Sent. Sergeant, you shall. (Exit SERGEANT.] Char. Is this thy cunning, thou deceitful Thus are poor servitors

dame 3 (When others sleep upon their quiet beds,) Didst thou at first, to flatter us withal, Constrain'd to watch in darkness, rain, and Make us partakers of a little gain, cold.

That now our loss might be ten times so much ? Enter TALBOT, BEDFORD, BURGUNDY, and

Puc. Wherefore is Charles impatieat with Forces, with scaling Ladders; their Drums at all times will you have my power alike?

his frieyd ? beating a dead march.

Sleeping or waking must I still prevail, Tal. Lord regent, and redoubted Burgundy, Or will you blaine and lay the fault on me ?By whose approach, the regions of Artois,

Improvident soldiers ! had your watch been Walloon, and Picardy, are friends to us,

good, This happy night, the Frenchinen are secure, This sudden mischief never could have fall’n. Having all day carous'd and banquetted :

Char. Duke of Alençon, this was your de. Embrace we then this opportunity ;

fault; As fitting best to quittance their deceit,

That, being captain of the watch to-night, Contriv'd by art, and baleful sorcery.

Did look no better to that weighty charge. Bed. Coward of France l-how much he

Alen. Had all your quarters been as safely wrongs his fame,

kept, Despairing of his owu arin's fortitude,

As that wbereof I had the government,
To join with witches, and the help of hell. We had not been thus shamefully surpriz'd.

Bur. Traitors have never other company.-- Bast. Mine was secure.
But what's that Pucelle, whom they term so Reig. And so was mine, my lord,

pure ?
Tal. A maid, they say.

Char. And, for myself, most part of all this

night, Bed. A maid! and be so martial !

Within her quarter, and mine own precinct, Bur. Pray God, she prove not masculine ere I was employ'd in passing to and fro,

long; If underneath the standard of the French,

About relieving of the sentinels :

Then how, or which way, should they first She carry armour, as she hath begun.

break in ? Tal. Well, let them practise and converse with spirits,

Puc. Question my lords, no further of the

case, God is our fortress ; in whose conquering name,How, or which way ; 'tis sure, they found some Let us resolve to scale their finty bulwarks.

place Bed. Ascend, brave Talbot ; we will follow But weakly guarded, where the breach was thee.


And now there rests no other shift but this • Rhodope, a famous strumpet, built one of the pyra. To gather our soldiers, scatter'd and dispers’d, mids from the profits of her trade. + When Alex. And lay new platforms to endamage them. ander took Gaza, he found an exceeding rich and beau. ful casket, in which he ordered to be placed a copy of Homer's Iliad. The same as guard room.

• Undressed.

† Plaus, schemes.

Alarum. Enter an English SOLDIER, crying, I mean to prove this lady's courtesy:

a Talbot ! a Talbot They fly, leaving Come bither, captain. (Whispers.)-You per their Clothes behind.

ceive my mind. Sold. I'll be so bold to take what they have Capt. I do, my lord; and mean accordingly. left.

(Exeunt. The cry of Talbot serves me for a sword ; For I have loaden me with many spoils,

SCENE III.-Auvergne.-Court of the Using no other weapon but his name. [Erit.

Castle. SCENE II.--Orleans.--Within the Town. Enter the COUNTESS and her PORTER,

Count. Porter, remember what I gave in Enter TALBOT, BEDFORD, BURGUNDY, a CAP.

charge ; TAIN, and others.

And, when you have done so, bring the keys Bed. The day begins to break, and night is

to me. tied,

Port. Madam, I will.

[Erit. Whose pitchy mantle over-veil'd the earth. Count. The plot is laid : if all things fall out Here sound retreat, and cease our hot pursuit.

right, (Retreat sounded. I shall as famous be by this exploit, Tal. Bring forth the body of old Salisbury; As Scythian Thomyris by Cyrus' death. And here advance it in the market place, Great is the ruinour of this dreadful night, The middle centre of this cursed town.

And bis achievements of no less account: Now have I paid my vow unto his soul ! Faiu would mine eyes be witness with mine For every drop of blood was drawn from bin,

ears, There bath at least five Frenchinen died to. To give their censure of these rare reports.

night. And, that hereafter ages may behold

Enter MESSENGER and TALBOT. What ruin bappen'd in revenge of him,

Mess. Madam, Within their chicfest temple I'll erect

According as your ladyship desir'd, A tomb, wherein his corpse sball be interr'd: My message crav'd, so is lord Talbot come. Upon the which, that every one may read,

Count. And he is welcome. What is this Shall be engrav'd the sack of Orleans;

the man ? The treacherous manner of his mournful death, Mess. Madam, it is. And what a terror he had been to France.

Count. Is this this the scourge of France ? But, lords, in all our bloody masacre,

Is this the Talbot, so much fear'd abroad, I museo we met not with the Dauphin's grace; That with his name the mothers still their His new-come champion, virtuous joan of Arc ;

babes ? Nor any of bis false confederates.

I see, report is fabulous and false : Bed. 'Tis thought, lord Talbot, when the fight I thoughi, I should have seen soine Hercules, began,

A second Hector, for bis grim aspect, Rons'd on the sudden from their drowsy beds, And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs. They did, amongst the troops of armed men, Alas ! this is a child, a silly dwarf: Leap o'er the walls for refuge in the field. It cannot be, this weak and writhled shrimp

Bur. Myself (as far as I could well discern, Should strike such terror to his enemies.
For smoke, and dusky vapours of the night,) Tal. Madam, I have been bold to trouble
Am sure I scard the Dauphin and his trull;

you :
When arm in arm they both came swiftly run. But, since your ladyship is not at leisure,
Like to a pair of loving turtle doves, [ning, I'll sort some otber time to visit you.
That could not live asunder day or night.

Count. What means he now ?-Go ask him, After that things are set in order bere,

wbither he goes. We'll tollow them wtih all the power we have. Mess. Stay, my lord Talbot ; for my lady

craves Enter a MESSENGER.

To know the cause of your abrupt departure. Mess. All hail, my lords ! which of this Tal. Marry, for thai she's in a wrong belief, princely train

I go to certify her Talbot's here.
Call ye the warlike Talbot, for his acts
So much applauded through the realm of

Re-enter PORTER, with Keys.

Count. If thou be he, then art thou prisoner. Tal. Here is the Talbot ; who would speak Tal. Prisoner ! to whom ? with him?

Count. To ine, blood-thirsty lord; Mess. The virtuous lady, countess of Au. And for that cause I train'd thee to my house. vergnie,

Long time thy shadow hath been thrall to me, With modesty admiring thy renown,

For in my gallery thy picture bangs : By me entreats, good lord, thou wouldst vouch. But now the substance shall endure the like; safe

And I will chain these legs and arms of thive, To visit her poor castle where she lies ; + That hast by tyranny, these many years, That she may boast, she bath beheld the man Wasted our country, slain our citizens, Whose glory fills the world with loud report. And sent our sons and husbands captivate.

Bur. Is it even so ? Nay, then, I see our wars Tul. Ha, ha, ha! Will turn into a peaceful comic sport,

Count. Laughest thon, wretch thy mirth When ladies crave to be encounter'd with.

shall turn to Ioan. You may not, my lord, despise her gentle snit. Tal. I laugh to see your ladyship so fond : Tal. Ne'er trust me then ; for, when a world to think that you have augbt but Talbot's shiaof men

dow, Could not prevail with all their oratory,

Whereon to practise your severity.
Yet bath a woman's kindness over-ruled :-

Count. Why, art not thou the man?
And therefore tell her, I return great thanks; Tal. I am indeed.
And in submission will attend on her.

Count. Then have I substance too.
Will not your honours bear me company?

Tal. No, no, I am but shadow of myself: Bed. No, truly ; it is more than manners will : You are deceiv'd, my substance is not bere ; And I have beard it said, -Unbidden guests For what you see, is but the smallest part Are often welconiest when they are gone. And least proportion of humanity : Tal. Well then, alone, since there's uo reme. I tell you, madam, were the whole frame bere,

dy, • Woader. t1.e. Where she dwells. • For opinion. † Wrinkled. * Foolish

It is of such a spacious lofty pitch,

And stands upon the honour of his birth, Your roof were not sufficient to contain it. . If he suppose that I have pleaded truth, Count. This is a riddling merchant for the From off this brier plack a white rose with me. nonce; •

Som. Let him that is no coward, nor no He will be here, and yet he is not here:

flatterer, How can these contrarieties agree?

But dare maintain the party of the truth, Tal. That will I show you presently.

Pluck a red rose from off this thorn with ine

War. I love no colours ; * aud, without all He winds a Horn. Drums heard ; then a Peal

colour of Ordnance. The Gates being forced, enter of base insinuating flattery, Soldiers.

I pluck this white rose, with Plantagevet. How say you, nadam ? are you now persuaded, Suff. I pluck this red rose, with young So. That Talbot is but shadow of bimselli

merset; These are bis substance, siuews, arms, and And say withal, I think he held the right, strength,

Ver. Stay, lords, and gentlemen : and plack With which be yoketh your rebellious necks,

no inore, Razeth your cities, and subverts your towns, Till you conclude--that he, upon whose side And in a moment makes them desolate,

The fewest roses are cropp'd from the tree, Count. Victorious Talbot I pardon my abuse: Shail yield the other in the right opiuion. I find, thou art no less than fame bath bruited, + Som. Good master Vernon, it is well obAnd more than may be gather'd by thy shape.

jected ; t Let my presumption not provoke thy wrath; If I have fewest, I subscribe in silence. For I am sorry, that with reverence

Plan. And I. I did not entertain thee as thou art.

Ver. Then, for the truth and plainness of the Tal, Be not dismay'd, fair lady; nor mis

case, construe

I pluck this pale and maiden blossom here, The mind of Talbot, as you did mistake

Giving my verdict on the white rose side. The outward composition of his body.

Som. Prick not your finger as you pluck it Wbat you have done, hath not offended me :

off ; No other satisfaction do I crave,

Lest bleeding, you do paint the white rose red, But only (with your patience,) that we may And fall on my side so against your will. Taste of your wine, and see what cates you Ver. If I, my lord, for my opinion bleed, have :

Opinion shall be surgeon to my burt, For soldiers' stomachs always serve them well. And keep me on the vide where still I am. Count. With all my heart : and think me Som. Well, well, come on : Who else? honoured

Lau. Unless my study and my books be To feast so great a warrior in my house.

false, [Exeunt. The argument you held, was wrong in you;

(To SOMERSET. SCENE IV.--London.--The Temple Garden. In sign whereof, I pluck a white rose too.

Plan. Now, Somerset, where is your argu. Enter the Earls of SOMERSET, SUFFOLK, and

ment ? WARWICK ; RICHARD PLANTAGENET, VER- Som. Here, in my scabbard ; meditating that, NON, and another LAWYER.

Shall die your white rose in a bloody red. Plan. Great lords, and gentlemen, what means

Plan. Meantime, your cheeks do counterseit this silence ?

our roses ; Dare no man answer in a case of truth?

For pale they look with fear, as witnessing Suff. Within the temple hall we were too The truth on our side. loud ;

Som. No, Plantagenet, The garden bere is more convenient.

'Tis not for fear; but anger,--that thy cheeks Plan. Then say at once, if I maintain'd the Blush for pure shame, to counterfeit our roses : truth ;

Aud yet thy tongue will not confess thy error. Or, else, was wrangling Somerset in the error ? Plan. Hath not thy rose a cauker, Somerset !

Som. Hath not thy rose Sufj. 'Faith, I bave been a truant in the law ;

a thorn, Planta. And never yet could frame my will to it;

genet And, therefore, frame the law unto my will.

Plan. Ay, sharp and piercing, to maintain

his truth; Som. Judge you, my lord of Warwick, then between us.

Whiles thy consuming canker eats his false.

hood. War. Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch,

Som. Well, I'll find friends to wear my bleed. Between two dogs, which hath the deeper

ing roses, mouth,

That shall maintain what I have said is true, Between two blades, which bears the better where false Plantagenet dare not be seen. temper,

Plan. Now, by this maideu blossoin in my Between two horses, which doth bear him best, I

hand, Between two girls, which bath the mesriest eye,

I scorn thee and thy fashion, peevish boy. I have, perhaps, some shallow spirit of judg

Suff. Turn not thy scorus this way, Plantament:

genet. But in these nice sharp quillets of the law,

Plan. Proud Poole, I will; and scoru both

him and tinee. Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw. Plan. Tut, tut, here is a manuerly forbear- Suff. I'll turn my part thereof into thy throat. ance :

Som. Away, away, good Williain

Poole !
The truth appears so naked on my side,
That any purbliud eye inay find it out.

We grace the yeoman, by conversing with him. Som. And on my side it is so well apparell'd,

War. Now by God's will, thou wrong'st him,

Somerset; So clear, so shining, and so evident, Tbat it will glinmer through a blind man's eye. His grandfather was Lionel, duke of Clarence, Plan. Since you are tongue-ly'd, and so loath This son to the third Edward king of Eug.

land ; to speak, In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts :

Spring crestless yeoman I from so deep a roots Let him, that is a true-born gentleman,

• Tints and dereits : a play on the word. • For a purpose. + Announced loudly.

+ Justly proposed. Il.e. Regulate his motions most adroitly.

1. e. Thuse who have no nght te arine.

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