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Hang in the air a thousand leagues from Such poor, such bare, such lewd, such mean hence;

attempts,* Yet straight they shall be here: sit, and attend. Such barren pleasures, rude society,

Hot. Come, Kate, thou art perfect in lying As thou art match'd withal, and grafted to, down: Come, quick, quick; that I may lay my Accompany the greatness of thy blood, head in thy lap.

And hold their level with thy princely heart Lady P. Go, ye giddy goose.

P. Hen. So please your majesty, I would, !

could GLENDOWER speaks some Welsh words, and Quit all offences with as clear excuse, then the Music plays.

As well as, I am doubtless, I can purge Hot. Now I perceive, the devil understands Myself of many I am charg'd withal: Welsh;

Yet such extenuation let ine beg, And 'tis no marvel, he's so humorous.

As, in reproof of many tales devis'd, By'rlady, he's a good musician.

Which oft the ear of greatuess needs must Lady P. Then should you be nothing but hear,

(gers, musical; for you are altogether governed by By smiling pick-thankst and base newsmonhumours. Lie still, ye thiet, and hear the lady I may, for some things true, wherein my youth sing in Welsh.

Hath faulty wander'd and irregular, Hot. I had rather hear Lady, my brach,* Find pardon on my true submission. howl in Irish.

K. Hen. God pardon thee!-yet let me wonLudy P. Would'st thou have thy head brok

der, Harry, en?

At thy affections, which do held a wing Hot. No.

Quite from the flight of all thy ancestors. Lady P. Then be still.

Thy place in council thou hast rudely lost, Hot. Neither; 'lis a woman's fault.

Which by thy younger brother is supplied; Lady P. Now God help thee!

And art almost an alien to the hearts Hot. To the Welsh lady's bed.

Of all the court and princes of my blood: Lady P. What's that ?

The hope and expectation of thy time Hot. Peace! she sings.

Is ruin'd; and the soul of every man

Prophetically does fore-think thy fall. A Welsh Song sung by Lady M. Had I so lavish of my presence been, Hot. Come, Kate, I'll have your song too.

So common-hackney'd in the eyes of men, Lady P. Not mine, in good sooth.

So stale and cheap to vulgar company; Hot. Not yours, in good sooth ! 'Heart, you Opinion, that did help me to the crown, swear like a comfit-maker's wife! Not you, in Had still kept loyal to possession;t good sooth; and, As true as I live; and, As And left me in reputeless banishment, God shall mend me; and, As sure as day:

A fellow of no mark, nor likelihood. And giv’st such sarcenet surety for thy oaths, By being seldom seen, I could not stir, As it thou never walk'dst further than Fins. But, like a comet, I was wonder'd at: bury.t

That men would tell their children. That is he; Swear me, Kate, like a lady, as thou art,

Others would say,- Where? which is Boling. A good mouth-filling oath; and leave in sooth, And then I stole all courtesy from heaven,

broke? And such protest of pepper-gingerbread, To velvet-guards, and Sunday-citizens.

And dress'd myself in such humility, Come, sing.

That I did pluck allegiance from men's hearts, Ludy P. I will not sing.

Loud shouts and salutations from their mouths, Hot. ”Tis the next way to turn tailor, or be Even in the presence of the crowned king. redbreast teacher. An the indentures be Thus did I keep my person fresh, and new; drawn, I'll away within these two hours; and My, presence, like a robe pontifical, so come in when ye will.



seen, but wonder'd at: and so my state, Glend. Come, come, lord Mortimer; you are seldom, but sumptuous, showed like a feast; as slow,

And won, by rareness, such solemnity. As hot lord Percy is on fire to go.

The skipping king, he ambled up and down By this our book's drawn; we'll but seal, and With shallow jesters, and rash baving wits, Tó horse immediately.


Soon kindled, and soon burn'd: carded his Mort. With all my heart.



Mingled his royalty with capering fools; SCENE II.-London.--A Room in the Palace. Had his great name profaned with their scorns; Enter King HENRY, Prince of Wales, and

And gave his countenance, against his name, Lords.

To laugh at gibing boys, and stand the push

Of every beardless vain comparative :// K. Hen. Lords, give us leave; the Prince of Grew a companion to the common streets, Wales and I,

[hand, Enfeoft af himself to popularity: Must have some conference: But be near al That being daily swallow'd by inen's eyes, For we shall presently have need of you.- They surfeited with honey; and began

[Exeunt Lords. To loathe the taste of sweetness, whereof I know not whether God will have it so,

For some displeasing service I have done, More than a little is by much too much.
That in bis secret doom, out of my blood So, when he bad occasion to be seen,
He'll breed revengement and a scourge for me; He was but as the cuckoo is in June,
But thou dost, in thy passages of life,

Heard, not regarded; seen, but with suco
Make me believe,-ihat thou art only mark'd As, sick and blunted with community, [eyes,
For the hot vengeance and the rod of heaven, Afford no extraordinary gaze,
To punish my mis-treadings. Tell me else, Such as is bent on sun-like majesty
Could such inordinate, and low desires,

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When it shines seldom in admiring eyes : My shames redoubled! for the time wiil come, But rather drowz'd, and hung their eye-lids That I shall make this northern youth exchange down,

His glorious deeds for my indignities. Slept in his face, and render'd such aspect Percy is but my factor, good my lord, As cloudy men use to their adversaries; [full. To engross up glorious deeds on my behalf; Being with his presence glutted, gorg'd, and And I will call him to so strict account, And in that very line, Harry, stand'st thou: That he shall render every glory up, For thou hast lost thy princely privilege, Yea, even the slightest worship of his time, With vile participation; not an eye

Or I will tear the reckoning from his heart But is a-weary of thy common sight, (more; This, in the name of God, I promise here: Save mine, which hath desir'd to see thee The which if he be pleas'a I'shall perform, Which now doth that I would not have it do, I do beseech your majesty, may salve Make biind itself with foolish tenderness. The long-grown wounds of any intemperance : P. Hen. I shall hereafter, my thrice-gracious If not, the end of life cancels all bands;* lord,

And I will die a hundred thousand deaths, Be more myself.

Ere break the smallest parcelt of this vow. K. Hen. For all the world,

K, Hen. A hundred thousand rebels die in As thou art to this hour, was Richard then

this :

(herein. When I from France set foot at Ravenspurg ; Thou shalt have charge, and sovereiga trust, And even as I was then, is Percy now. Now by my sceptre, and my soul to boot,

Enter BLUNT. He hath more worthy interest to the state,

How now, good Blunt? thy looks are full of Than thou, the shadow of succession :

speed. For, of no right, nor colour like to right,

Blunt. So hath the business that I come to He doth fill fields with harness* in the realm;

speak of. Turns head against the lion's armed jaws; Lord Mortimer of Scotland hath sent word, And, being no more in debt to years than That Douglas, and the English rebels, met, thou,

The eleventh of this month, at Shrewsbury: Leads ancient lords and reverend bishops on,

A mighty and a tearful head they are, To bloody battles, and to bruising arms.

If promises be kept on every hand, What never-dying honour hath he got

As ever offer'd foul play in a state. Against renowned Douglas; whose high

K. Hen. The earl of Westmoreland set forth deeds,


to-day; Whose hot incursions, and great name in with him my son, lord John of Lancaster; Holds from all soldiers chief majority,

For this advertisement; is five days old :And military title capital,

(Christ? | On Wednesday next, Harry, you shall set Through all the kingdoms that acknowledge Forward; on Thursday, we ourselves will Thrice hath this Hotspur Mars in swathing

march : clothes,

Our meeting is Bridgnorth: and, Harry, you This infant warrior, in his enterprizes

Shall march through Glostershire ; by which Discomfited great Douglas : ta’en him once,

account, Enlarged him, and made a friend of him,

Our business valued, some twelve days hence To fill the mouth of deep defiance up, And shake the peace and safety of our throne. Our Hands are full of business : let's away;

Our general forces at Bridgnorth shall meet. And what say you to this ? Percy, Northum- Advantage feeds him tüt,g while men delay. berland,

[Ereint. The archbishop's grace of York, Douglas, Mortimer,

SCENE III.-Eastcheup.-A Roorn in the Capitulatet against us, and are up.

Boar's Head Tavern.
But wherefore do I tell these news to thee?
Why, Harry, do I tell thee of my foes,

Which art my near'st and dearest: enemy? Ful. Bardolph, am I not fallen away vilely
Thou that art like enough,-through vassal since this last action? do I not bate? do I not

dwindle? Why, my skin hangs about me like Base inclination, and the start of spleen,- an old lady's loose gown; I am wither'd like To fight againt me under Percy's pay, an old apple-John. Well, I'll repent, and that To dog his heels, and court'sy at his frowns, suddenly, while I am in some liking;ll I shall To show how much degenerate thou art. be out of heart shortly, and then I shall have P. Hen. Do not think so, you shall not find no strength to repent. An I have not forgotten

(sway'd what the inside of a church is made of, I am And God forgive them, that have so much a pepper-corn, a brewer's horse: the inside of Your majesty's good thoughts away from me! a church! Company, villanous company, hath I will redeem all this on Percy's head, been the spoil of me. And, in the closing of some glorious day, Burd, Sir John, you are so fretful, you canBe bold to tell you, that I am your son; not live long. When I will wear a garment all of blood, Fal. Why, there is it:-come, sing me a And stain my favours with a bloody mask, bawdy song; make me merry. I was as virWhich, wash'd away, shall scour my shame tuously given, as a gentleman need to be; virwith it.

tuous enough: swore little ; diced, not above And that shall be the day, whene'er it lights, seven times a week; went to a bawdy-house, That this same child of honour and renown, not above once in a quarter-of an hour; paid This gallant Hotspur, this all-praised knight, money that I borrowed, three or four times; And your unthought-of Harry, chance to meet: lived well, and in good compass : and now I For every honour sitting on his helm, [head live out of all order, out of all compass. 'Would they were multitudes; and on my

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Bard. Why, you are so fat, Sir John, that my pocket picked? I have lost a seal-ring of gou must needs be out of all compass ; out of my grandfather's worth forty mark. all reasonable compass, Sir John.

Host. 0 Jesu! I have heard the prince tell Ful. Do thou amend thy face, and I'll amend him, I know not how oft, that that ring was my life : Thou art our admiral,* thou bearest copper. the lantern in the poop,mbut 'tis in the pose of Fal. How! the prince is a Jack," a sneakthee; thou art the knight of the burning cup; and, if he were liere, I would cudgel him lamp.

like a dog, if he would say so. Bard. Why, Sir John, my face does you no harm.

Enter Prince HENRY and Poins, marching. fal. No, I'll be sworn; I make as good use FALSTAFF meets the Prince, playing on his of it as many a mau doth of a death's head, or

truncheon like a fife. a memento mori: I never see thy face, but I Fal. How now, lad? is the wind in that door, think upon hell-tire, and Dives that lived in i'faith? must we all march? purple ; for there he is in his robes, burning, Bard. Yea, two and two, Newgate-fashion ? burning. If thou wert any way given to virtue, Host. My lord, I pray you, hear me. I would swear by thy face; my oath should P. Hen. What sayest thou, mistress Quickly? be, By this tire : but thou art altogether given How does thy husband ? I love him well, he is over ; and wert indeed, but for the light in thy | an honest mai. face, the son of utter darkness. When thou

Host. Good my lord, hear me. ran'st up Gads-hill in the night to catch my Ful. Pr’ythee, let her alone, and list to me. horse, it I did not think thou baust been an P. Hen. What sayest thou, Jack? ignis futuus, or a ball of wildfire, there's no Ful. The other night I fell asleep here be. purchase in money. O, thou art a perpetual hind the arras, and had my pocket picked : Triumph, an everlasting bonfire-light! Thou this house is turned bawdy-house, they pick hast saved me a thousand marks in links and pockets. torches, walking with thee in the night betwixt P. Hen. What didst thou lose, Jack ? tavern and tavern: but the sack that thou hast Fal. Wilt thou believe me, Hal? three or drunk me, would have bought me lights as four bonds of forty pound a-piece, and a seaigood cheap, at the dearest chandler's in Europe. ring of my grandfather's. I have maintained that salamander of yours P. Hen. A trifle, some eight-penny matter. with fire, any time this two and thirty years ; Host. So I told him, my lord; and I said, I Heaven reward me for it!

heard your grace say so: And, my lord, he Bard. 'Sblood, I would my face were in your speaks most vilely of you, like a foul-mouthed belly!

man as he is; and said, he would cudgel you. Fal. God-a-mercy! so should I be sure to be P. Hen. What! he did not? heart-burned.

Host. There's neither faith, truth, nor woEnter Hostess.

manbood in me else.

Fal. There's no more faith in thee than in a How now, dame Partlet the hen ?+ have you stewed prune ; nor no more truth in thee, than inquired yet, who picked my pocket?

in a drawn fox; and for womanhood, maid Host. Why, Sir John! what do you think, Mariant may be the deputy's wife of the ward Sir John? Do you think I keep thieves in my to thee. Go, you thing, go. house? I have searched, I have inquired, so Host. Say, what thing? what thing? has my husband, man by mau, boy by boy, Ful. What thing? why, a thing to thank servant by servant: the tithe of a hair was God on. never lost in my house before.

Host. I am no thing to thank God on, I Fal. You lie, hostess ; Bardolph was shaved, would thou should'st know it; I am an honest and lost many a hair: and I'll be sworn, my man's wife: and, setting thy knighthood aside, pocket was picked : Go to, you are a woman, thou art a knave to call me so. go.

Ful. Setting thy womanhood aside, thou art Host. Who, I? I defy thee: I was never called a beast to say otherwise. so in mine own house before.

Host. Say, what beast, thou knave thou? Fal. Go to, I know you well enough.

Ful. What beast? why an otter. Host. No, Sir John, you do not know me, Sir P. Hen. An otter, Sir John! why an otter? John: I know you, Sir John: you owe me Ful. Why? she's neither fish, nor flesh; a money, Sir John, and now you pick a quarrel man knows not where to have her. to beguile me of it: I bought you a dozen of Host. Thou art an unjust man in saying so; shirts to your back.

thou or any man knows where to have me, Fal. Dowlas, filthy dowlas: I have given thou knave thou ! Į them away to bakers' wives, and they have P. Hen. Thou sayest true, hostess; and he made bolters of them.

slanders thee must grossly. Host. Now, as I am a true woman, bolland Host. So he doth you, my lord; and said this of eight shillings an ell.. You owe money here other day, you owed him a thousand pound. besides, Sir John, for your diet, and by-drink- P. Hen. Sirrah, do I owe you a thousand ings, and money lent you, four and twenty pound? pound.

Ful. A thousand pound, Hal? a million ; Fal. He had his part of it; let him pay. thy love is worth a million; thou owest me ihy

Host. He? alas, he is poor; he hath no- love. thing.

Host. Nay, my lord, he called you Jack, and Fül. How ! poor? look upon his face ; What said, he would cudgel you. call you rich? let them coin his nose, let them Fal. Did I, Bardolph? coin his cheeks; I'll not pay a denier. What, Burd. Indeed, Sir John, you said so. will you make a younker of me? shall I noi Fal. Yea; if he said, my ring was copper. take mine ease in mine inn, but I shall have

* A term of contempt frequently used by Shakspeare. + In the story book of Reynard the # A man dressed like a Woman, who attends morris but man,


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?'. Hen. I say, 'tis copper: darest thou be Ful. Rare words! brave world !:--- Hostesa, as good as thy word now?

my breakfast; come: Fal. Why, Hal, thou knowest, as thou art 0, I could wish, this tavern were my drum. I dare: but, as thou art prince, I.

(Exie. fear thee, as I fear the roaring of the lion's

ACT IV. whelp,

SCENE 1.-The Rebel Camp near Shreu*sP. Hen. And why not, as the lion ?

bury. Ful. The king himself is to be feared as the lion : Dost thou think, I'll fear thee as I fear Enter HOTSPUR, WORCESTER, and Douglas. tly father? nay, an I do, I pray God, my Hot. Well said, my noble Scot: if speakmg girdle break!

truth, P. Hen. O, if it should, how would thy guts In this fine age, were not thought flattery, fall about thy knees ! But, sirrah, there's no Such attribution should the Douglas * have, room for faith, truth, nor honesty, in this bos- As not a soldier of this season's stamp om of thine; it is filled up with guts, and mid- Should go so general current through the world. riff. Charge an honest woman with picking By heaven, I cannot flatter; I detyt thy pocket! Why, thou whoreson, impudent The tongues of soothers ; but a braver place enibossed * rascal,' if there were any thing in In my heart's love, hath no man than yourself; thy pocket but tavern-reckonings, memoran- Nay, task me to the word ; approve me, lord. dums of bawdy-houses, and one poor penny- Doug. Thou art the king of honour : worth of sugar-candy to make thee long wind. No man so potent breathes upon the ground, ed; it'tby pocket were enriched with any other But I will beard him. injuries but these, I am a villain. And yet

Hot. Do so, and 'tis well: you will stand to it; you will not pocket up wrong : Art thou not ashamed ?

Enter u MESSENGER, with letters. Fal. Dost thou hear, Hal? thou knowest, in what letters hast thou there?-1 can but tlie state of innocency, Adam fell; and what

thank you. should poor Jack Falstaff do, in the days of

Mess. These letters come from your father, villany? Thou seest, I have more flesh than

Hot. Letters from him! why comes he not another man; and therefore more frailty.

himself? You contess then, you picked my pocket?

Mess. He cannot come, my lord ; he's grievP. Hen. It appears so by the story.

ous sick. Fal. Hostess, I forgive thee: Go, make ready

Hot. 'Zounds! how has he the leisure to be breakfast; love thy husband, look to thy ser


(power? vants, cherish thy guests: thou shalt tind me in such a 'justling time? Who leads his tractable to any honest reason: thou seest I Under whose government come they along? am pacified-Still ?-Nay, pr’ythee, be gone. Mess. His letters bear his mind, not I, my | Exit Hostess.] Now, Hal, to the news at

lord. court: for the robbery, lad,-How is that

Wor. I pr’ythee, tell me, doth he keep his answered ?

bed? P. Hen. O, my sweet beef, I must still be

Mess. He did, my lord, four days ere I set good angel to thee:- The money is paid back

forth; again. Fal, o, I do not like that paying back, 'tis a He was much fear'd by his physicians.

And at the time of my departure thence, double labour.

Wor. I would, the state of time had first P. Hlen. I am good friends with my father,

been whole, and may do any thing. Tal. Rob me the exchequer the first thing His healih was never better worth than now.

Ere he by sickness had been visited; thou doest, and do it with unwashed hands too.

Hot. Sick now! droop now! this sickness Burd. Do, my lord.

doth infect P. Hen. I have procured thee, Jack, a charge The very life-blood of our enterprize; of foot. Ful. I would, it had been of horse. Where He writes me here,—that inward sickness

'Tis catching hither, even to our camp.-shall I find one that can steal well? O for a And that his friends by deputation could not fine thief, of the age of two and twenty, or So soon be drawn; nor did he think it meet, thereabouts! I am heinously unprovided. Well, God be thanked for these rebels, they On any soul remov'd but on his own.

To lay so dangerous and dear a trust ofiend none but the virtuous; I laud them, I Yet doth he give us bold advertisement,praise them.

That with our small conjunction, we should on, P. Hen. Bardolph

To see how fortune is dispos’d to us :
Bard. My lord.
P. Hen. Go bear this letter to lord John of Because the king is certainly possess'd?

For, as he writes, there is no quailing. || now;
(land.- 1 Of all our purposes.,

What say you to it? My brother John; this to my lord of Westmore

Wor. Your father's sickness is a maim to us. Go, Poins, to horse,to horse; for thou, and I,

Hot. A perilous gash, a very limb lopp'd Have thirty miles to ride yetere dinner time. Jack, Meet me to-morrow i' the temple hall

And yet, in faith, 'tis not; his present want

Seems more than we shall find it: Were il At two o'clock i'the afternoon : There shalt thou know thy charge; and there To set the exact wealth of all our states

good, receive

All at one cast? to set so rich a main
Money, and order for their furniture.

On the nice hazard of one doubtful hour?
The land is burning ; Percy stands on high ;
And either they, or we, must lower lie.

* This expression is applied by way of preeminence (Exeunt Prince, Poins, and BARDOLPH. to the head of the Douglas family.

+ Disdain. 1 Meet him face to face. $ Fores Swoln. Duffy.

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It were not good: for therein should we read To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus, (shup The very bottom and the soul of hope ;

And witch* the world with noble horseniai. The very list, *the very utmost bound

Hot. No more, no more; worse than the sun Of all our fortunes.

in March,

(come Dorg. 'Faith, and so we should !

This praise doth' nourish agues. Lei them Where + now remains a sweet reversion: They come like sacrifices in their trim, We may boldly spend upon the hope of what And to the fire-ey'd maid of smoky war, Is to come in :

All hot, and bleeding, will we offer them: A comfort of retirement lives in this.

The mailed Mars shall on his altar sit, Hot. A rendezvous, a home to tly unto, Up to the ears in blood. I am on fire, If that the devil and mischance look big To hear this rich reprisal is so nigh, (horse Upon the maidenhead of our affairs.

And yet not ours :--Come, let me tako my Wor. But yet, I would your father had been Who is to bear me, like a thunderbolt, The quality and hair 1 of our attenipt [here, Against the bosom of the prince of Wales: Brooks no division : It will be thought Harry to Harry shall, hot horse to horse, By some, that know not why he is away, Meet, and ne'er part, till one drop down That wisdom, loyalty, and niere dislike Of our proceedings, kept the earl from hence; 0, that Glendower were come ! And think, how such an apprehension

Ver. There is more news: May turn the tide of fearful faction,

I learn’d in Worcester, as I rode along, And breed a kind of question in our cause: He cannot draw his power this fourteen days. For, well you know, we of the offering side Doux. That's the worst tidings that I hear Must keep aloof from strict arbitrement;

of yet. And stop all siglil-holes, every loop, from Wor. Ay, by my faith, that bcars a frosty whence

sound. The eye of reason may pry in upon us :

Hot. What may the king's whole battle This absence of your father's draws a curtain,

reach unto ? That shows the ignorant a kind of sear

Ver. To thirty thousand. Before not dreamt of.

Hot. Forty let it be; Hot. You strain too far.

My father and Glendower being both away, 1, rather, of his absence make this use ;- The powers of us may serve so great a day. It lends á lustre, and more great opinion, Come, let us make a inuster speedily: A larger dare to our great enterprize, [think, Doomsday is near; die all, die merrily, Than it the earl were here: for men must Doug. Talk pot of dying; I am out of fear If we, without his help, can make a head Of death, or death's hand, for this one halt To push against the kingdom; with his help,


[Excunt. We shall v'erturn it topsy-turiy down.Yet all goes well, yet all our joints are whole.

SCENE II.- A Public Road near Coventry. Doug. As heart can think: there is not such Enter FALSTAFF and BARDOLPH. a word

Fal. Bardolph, get thee before to Coventry; Spoke of in Scotland, as this term of fear. fil me a botile of sack: our soldiers shali Enter Şir Richard VERNON.

march through; we'll to Sutton-Colfield toHot. My cousin Vernon! welcome, by my

night. soul.

Bard. Will you give me money, captain ? Ver. Pray God, my news be worth a wel.

Fal. Lay out, lay out.

Bard. This bottle makes an angel. come, lord,

(strong, The earl of Westmoreland, seven thousand if it make twenty, take them all, PII answer

Fal. An if it do, take it for thy labour; and Is marching hitherwards; with him, prince the coinage. Bid my lieutenant Peto meet

Hot. No harm : W bat more?

me at the town's end. Ver. And further, I have learn'd,-

Bard. I will, captain : farewell. [Exit. The king himself in person is set forth,

Fal. If I be not ashamed of my soldiers, I Or hitherwards intended speedily,

am a souced gurnet.t I have misused the With strong and mighty preparation.

king's press damnably. I have got, in exHot. He shall be welcome too. Where is three hundred and odd pounds.

exchange of a hundred and fifty soldiers,

I press The nimble-footed mad-cap prince of Wales,

me none but good householders, yeomen's And his comrades, that dati' dg the world aside, such as had been asked twice on the bans;

sons: inquire me ont contracted' bachelors, And bid it pass? Ver. All furnish'd, all in arms,

such a commodity of warm slaves, as had as All plum'd like estridges|I that wing the wind; report of a caliver,t worse than a struck low!,

lief hear the devil as a drum ; such as fear the Bated like eagles having lately bath'd ;I Glittering in golden coats, like images;

or a hurt wild duck. I pressed me none but As full of spirit as the month of May,

such toasts and butter, with hearts in their And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer;

bellies no bigger than pins' heads, and they Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young whole charge consists of ancients, corporals,

have bought out their services; and now iny bulls. I saw young Harry,-with his beaver on,

| lieutenants, gentlemen of companies, slaves as His cuisses** Rise from the ground like leather’a Mercury, as, indeed, were never soldiers; but discarded on his thighs, gallantly arm’d, ragged as Lazarus in the painted cloth, where

the glutton's dogs licked his sores: and such And vaulted with such ease into his seat, As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, brothers, revolted tapsters, and ostlers trade

unjust serving-men, younger sons to younger + Whereas.

fallen; the cankers of a calm world, and a * The complexion, the character.' Threw off. long peace; ten times more dishonourably u Dressed with Ostrich feathers. I fresh as bird in Washol.

his son,

* Bewitch, charm, + A fish. A gun

* Linc.

** Armour.

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