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Quick. Nay, sure, he's not in hell; he's in Arthur's bosom, if ever man went to Arthur's bosom. 'A made a finer end, an went away, an it had been any christom child ; ’a parted even just between twelve and one, e'en at turning o'the tide: for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers' ends, I knew there was but one way; for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and ’a babbled of green fields. How now, sir John ? quoth I : what man ! be of good cheer. So ’a cried out-God, God, God! three or four times : now I, to comfort him, bid him, 'a should not think of God; I hoped there was no need to trouble himself with any such thoughts yet: So, 'a bade me lay more clothes
and they were as cold as any stone; then I felt to his knees, and so upward, and upward, and all was as cold as any stone.
Nyın. They say, he cried out of sack.
Boy. Yes, that 'a did; and said, they were devils incarnate.
Quick. 'A could never abide carnation ; 'twas a colour he never liked.
Boy. 'A said once, the devil would have him about
Quick. 'A did in some sort, indeed, handle women: but then he was rheumatic; and talked of the whore of Babylon.
Boy. Do you not remember, 'a saw a flea stick upon Bardolph's nose; and 'a said, it was a black soul burning in hell-fire?
Bard. Well, the fuel is gone, that maintained the fire: that's all the riches I got in his service.
Nym. Shall we shog off? the king will be gone from Southampton.
Pist. Come, let's away.—My love, give me thy lips.
Boy. And that is but unwholsome food, they say.
[Kissing her. Nym. I cannot kiss, that is the humour of it; but adieu.
Pist. Let housewifery appear; keep close, I thee command. Quick. Farewell; adieu.
SCENE IV.- France. A Room in the French King's
Enter the French King attended; the Dauphin, the Duke
of BURGUNDY, the Constable, and Others. Fr. King. Thus come the English with full power
upon us; And more than carefully it us concerns,
To answer royally in our defences.
Dau. My most redoubted father,
Con. O peace, prince Dauphin !
How well supplied with noble counsellors,
Dau. Well, 'tis not so, my lord high constable,
Fr. King. Think we king Harry strong;
Of that victorious stock; and let us fear
Enter a Messenger. Mess. Ambassadors from Henry King of England Do crave admittance to your majesty. Fr. King. We'll give them present audience. Go, and bring them.
(Exeunt Mess. and certain Lords. You see, this chase is hotly follow'd, friends.
Dau. Turn head, and stop pursuit: for coward dogs Most spend their mouths, when what they seem to
Re-enter Lords, with Exeter and Train. Fr. King. From our brother England ?
Exe. From him; and thus he greets your majesty. He wills you, in the name of God Almighty, That you divest yourself, and lay apart The borrow'd glories, that, by gift of heaven, By law of nature, and of nations, 'long To him, and to his heirs; namely, the crown, And all wide-stretched honours that pertain, By custom and the ordinance of times, Unto the crown of France. That you may know, "Tis no sinister, nor no aukward claim, Pick'd from the worm-holes of long-vanish'd days,