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And helter-skelter have I rode to thee :
Dol. l'll tell thee what, thou thin man in a censer! And tidings do I bring, and lucky joys,
I will have you as soundly swinged for this, you blueAnd golden times, and happy news of price, bottle rogue! you filthy famished correctioner! if you
Fal. I pr’ythee now, deliver them like a man of this be not swinged, I'll forswear half-kirtles. world.
1 Bead. Come, come, you she knight-errant, come! Pist. A foutra for the world, and worldlings base! Hust. O, that right should thus overcome might! I speak of Africa, and golden joys.
Well; of sufferance comes ease.
Host. Ay; come, you starv'd blood-hound !
Dol. Come, you thin thing; come, you rascal!
1 Bead. Very well.
[Exeunt. Shal. Honest gentleman, I know not your breeding. Pist. Why then, lament therefore.
SCENE V.-- A priblic place near Westminster Abbey. Shal, Give me pardon, sir. - If, sir, you come with Enter two Grooms, strewing rushes. news from the court, I take it, there is but two ways; 1 Groom. More rushes, more rushes ! either to utter them, or to conceal them. I am, sir, 2 Groom. The trumpets have sounded twice. under the king, in some authority.
1 Groom. It will be two o'clock ere they come from
Enter FalsTaFF, SHALLOW , Pistol, Bandolph, and
Fal. Stand here by me, master Robert Shallow; I
will make the king do you grace: I will leer upon
Pist. God bless thy lungs, good knight.
Fal. Come here, Pistol; stand behind me.
I had had time to have made new liveries, I would
Shal. It doth so.
Shal, It doth so.
Fal. My devotion.
'Tis all in every part,
Shal. "Tis so, indeed.
[Exeunt. And make thee rage.
Thy Doll, and Helen of thy noble thoughts,
(Shouts within, and the trumpets sound. killed about her.
Pist. There roar'd the sea,
and trumpet-clangor Dol. Nut-hook, nnt-hook, you lie. Come on ; I'll sounds. tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged ras- Enter the King,and histrain, the Chief Justice among cal ; an the child I now go with, do miscarry, thou
them. hadst better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou pa-| Fal. God save thy grace, king Hal! my royal Hal! per-faced villain.
Pist. The heavens thee guard and keep, most royal Host. O the Lord, that sir John were come! he would imp of fame! make this a bloody day to somebody. But I pray God Fal. God save thee, my sweet boy! the fruit of her womb miscarry!
King. My lord chief justice, speak to that vain man. 1 Bard. If it do, you shall have a dozen of cashions Ch. Just. Have you your wits? know you what 'tis again; you have but eleven now. Come, I charge you you speak? both go with me; for the man is dead, that you and Fal. My king; my Jove! I speak to thee,
my Pistol beat among you.
King. I know thee not, old man, Fall to thy prayers;
SPOKEN BY A DANCER.
How ill white hairs become a fool, and jester! He hath intent, his wonted followers
Appear more wise and modest to the world.
Ch. Just. He hath.
P.John. I will lay odds, —that, ere this year expire,
We bear our civil swords, and native fire,
Whose music, to my thinking, pleas’d the king.
Come, will you hence?
First, my fear; then, my court'sy ; last, my speech.
advancement.--Be it your charge, my lord, have to say, is of mine own making; and what, inTo see perform'd the tenor of our word. deed, I should say, will, I doubt, prove inine own
[Exeunt King, und his train. marring. But to the purpose, and so to the venture.Fal. Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand pound. Be it known to you, (us it is very well,) I was Shal. Ay, marry, sir John; which I beseech you to lately here in the end of a displeasing play, to pray let me have home with me.
your patience for it, and to promise you a better. Fal, That can hardly be, master Shallow. Do not I did meun, indeed, to pay you with this; which, if you grieve at this; I shall be sent for in private to like an ill venture, it come unluckily home, I break, him: look you, he must seem thus to the world. Fear and you, my gentle creditors, lose. Here, I promised not your advancement; I will be the man yet, that you, I would be, and here I commit my body to your shall make you great.
mercies: bate me some, and I will pay you some, Shal. I cannot perceive how; unless you give me and, as most debtors do, promise you infinitely. your doublet, and stuff me out with straw. I beseech If my tongue cannot entreat you to acquit me, will you, good sir Johu, let me have five hundred of my you command me to use my legs ? and yet thut were thousand.
but light payment,
to dance out of your debt. But Fal, Sir, I will be as good as my word: this that you a good conscience will make any possible satisfacheard, was but a colour.
tion, and so will I. All the gentlewomen here hare Shal. A colour, I fear, that you will die in, sir John. forgiven me; if the gentlemen will not, then the Fal. Fear no colours ; go with me to dinner. Come, gentlemen do not agree with the gentlewomen, which lieutenant Pistol;-come, Bardolph :-I shall be sent was never seen before in such an assembly. for soon at night.
One word more, I beseech you. If you be not too Re-enter Prince Jous, the Chief Justice, officers, etc. much cloyed with fat meat, our humble author will Ch. Just. Go, carry sir John Falstaff to the Fleet; continue the story, with Sir John in it, and make you Take all his company along with him.
merry with fair Kutharina of France: where, for Fal. My lord, my lord,–
any thing I know, Falstaff'shall die of a sweat, unCh. Just. I cannot now speak : I will hear you soon. less already he be killed with your hard opinions ; Take them away.
for Oldcastle died a martyr, and this is not the man. Pist. Si fortuna me tormenta, spero me contenta. My tongue is weary; when my legs are too, I will (Exeunt Fal. Shal. Pist. Bard. Page and Officers. bid you good night : and so kneel down before you ;P. John. I like this fair proceeding of the king's :lbut, indeed, to pray for the queen.
KING HENRY V.
Ely. The And whol Neighbou And so the Under the Grew like
Per $ ons of the Dr a m a. King Henry the Fifth.
Boy, servant to them. A Herald. Chorus. Duke of Gloster,
Charles the Sixth, king of France. brothers to the king. Duke of Bedford,
Lewis, the Dauphin.
Dukes of BURGUNDY, ORleans, and Bourbon.
The Constable of France.
RAMBUERES, and GRANDPREE, French lords.
and WARWICK. Archbishop of CANTERBUKY.
Governor of Harfleur. Mostjoy, a French herald.
Ambussadors to the king of England.
ISABEL, queen of France.
conspirators against the KATHARINE, daughter of Charles and Isabel. Sir Thomas GREY,
Alice, a lady attending on the princess Katharine.
Quickly, Pistol's wife, an hostess.
diers, Messengers, and Attendants. NYM, BARDOLPH, Pistol, formerly servants to Fal
STAFF, now soldiors in the same.
Cant. It And there How thin Ely. Bu
Cant. It must be thought on. If it pass against us, 0, for a muse of fire, that would ascend
We lose the better half of our possession: The brightest heaven of invention!
For all the temporal lands, which men devout
By testament have given to the church,
Of indigent faint souls, past corporal toil,
A hundred alms-houses, right well supplied ;
And to the coffers of the king beside,
Ely. This would drink deep.
Cant. 'Twould drink the cup and all. 0, pardon ! since a crooked figure may
Ely. But what prevention? Atlest, in little place, a million;
Cant. The king is full of grace, and fair regard. And let us, ciphers to this great accompt,
Ely. And a true lover of the holy church. On your imaginary forces work :
Cant. The courses of his youth promis'd it pot, Suppose, within the girdle of these walls
The breath no sooner left his father's body, Are now confin'd two mighty monarchies,
But that his wildness, mortified in him,
Consideration like an angel came,
Leaving his body as a paradise,
To envelop and contain celestial spirits.
As in this king.
Ely. We are blessed in the change. Who, prologue-like, your humble patience pray, Cant. Hear him but reason in divinity, Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play. And, all-admiring, with an inward wish
You would desire, the king were made a prelate:
Hear him debate of commonwealth affairs,
You would say,- it hath been all-in-all his study: SCENES-London, An ante-chamber in the King's List his discourse of war, and you shall hear palace.
A fearful battle render'd you in music:
The gordian knot of it he will unloose,
To steal his sweet and honeyed sentences ;
So that the art and practic part of life Ely. But how, my lord, shall we resist it now? Must be the mistress to this theoric!
Which is a wonder, how his grace should glean it, For God doth know, how many, now in health,
Shall drop their blood in approbation
Therefore take heed how you impawn our person,
How you awake the sleeping sword of war;.
We charge you in the name of God, take heed :
For never two such kingdoms did contend,
'Gainst him, whose wrongs give edge unto the swords
That what you speak is in your conscience wash'd
That owe your lives, your faith, and services,
To this imperial throne. There is no bar
To make against your highness' claim to France,
But this, which they produce from Pharamond,
In terram Salicam mulieres ne succedant,
No woman shall succeed in Salique land:
Which Salique land the French unjustly gloze,
To be the realm of France, and Pharamond
The founder of this law and female bar.
Yet their own anthors faithfully affirm,
That the land Salique lies in Germany,
Where Charles the Great, having subdued the Saxons,
There left behind and settled certain French,
Which Salique, as I said, 'twixt Elbe and Sala,
Idly suppos’d the founder of this law;
Who died within the year of our redemption
Beyond the river Sala, in the year
King Pepin, which deposed Childerick,
Make claim and title to the crown of France.
Of Charles the dake of Lorain, sole heir male K. Hen. Send for him, good uncle!
of the true line and stock of Charles the Great, .West. Shall we call in the ambassador, my liege? To fine his title with some show of truth, K. Hen. Not yet, my cousin; we would be resolv’d, (Though, in pure truth, it was corrupt and naught,) Before we hear him, of some things of weight, Convey'd himself as heir to the lady Lingare, That task our thoughts, concerning us and France. Daughter to Charlemain, who was the son Enter the Archbishop of Gastenbury und Bishop To Lewis the emperor, and Lewis the son of Eur.
of Charles the Great. Also king Lewis the tenth,
Could not keep quiet in his conscience,
Wearing the crown of France, till satisfied
That fair queen Isabel, his grandmother,
Was lineal of the lady Ermengare,
Daughter to Charles the foresaid duke of Lorain:
By the which marriage, the line of Charles the great
Was re-united to the crown of France.
you should fashion, wrest, or bow your reading, So that, as clear as is the summer's sun,
King Pepin's title, and Hugh Capet's claim,
To hold in right and title of the female :
So do the kings of France unto this day; But taken, and impounded as a stray,
And make your chronicle as rich with praise,
As is the ooze and bottom of the sea Usurp'd from you and your progenitors.
With sunken wreck and sumless treasuries. K. llen. May 1, with right and conscience, make West. But there's a saying, very old and true, this claim?
If that you will France win, Cant. The sin upon my head, dread sovereign!
Then with Scotland first begin : For in the book of Numbers is it writ,
For once the eagle England being in prey,
To her unguarded nest the weasel Scot
To spoil and havock more than she can eat.
The advised head defends itself at home :
For government, though high, and low, and lower, Forage in blood of French nobility.
Put into parts, doth keep in one concent;
Congruing in a full and natural close,
Cant. True: therefore doth heaven divide
The state of man in divers functions,
They have a king, and ofhicers of sorts:
Exe. Your brother kings and monarchs of the earth others, like merchants, venture trade abroad; .
Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds;
To the tent-royal of their emperor :
The poor mechanic porters crowding in
Delivering o’er to executors pale
That many things, having full reference
To one concent, may work contrariously:
Fly to one mark;
several ways meet in one town; With all advantages.
As many fresh streams run in one self sca; Cant. They of those marehes, gracious sovereign, As many lines close in the dial's center; Shall be a wall sufficient to defend
So may a thousand actions, once afoot,
End in one purpose, and be all well borne
withal shall make all Gallia shake. Never went with his forces into France,
If we, with thrice that power left at home, But that the Scot on his unfurnish'd kingdom Cannot defend our own door from the dog, Came pouring, like the tide into a breach,
Let us be worried ; and our nation lose With ample and brim fulpess of his force; The name of hardiness, and policy. Galling the gleaned land with hot essays;
K. Hen. Call in the messengers sent from the DanGirding with grievous siege, castles and towns;
phin. (Exit an Attendant. The King ascends That England, being empty of defence,
his Tirone. Hath shook, and trembled at the ill neighbourhood. Now are we well resolv’d: and,
by God's help; Cant. She hath been then more fear'd than harm’d, And yours, the noble sinews of our power, my liege:
France being ours, we'll bend it to our awe,
Or break it all to pieces: or there we'll sit,
Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn,