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SCENE I.-The Rebel Camp, near Shrezosburya En-
ter Hotspur, Worcester, and Douglas.

WELL said, my noble Seot: If speaking truth,
In this fine age, were not thought flattery,
Such attribution should the Douglas have,
As not a soldier of this season's stamp
Should go so general current through the world.
By heaven, I cannot flatter ; I defy
The tongues of soothers; but a braver place
In my heart's love, hath no map than yourself:
Nay, task me to the word; approve me, lord.

Doug. Thou art the king of honour:
No man so potent breathes upon the ground,
But I will beard him.

and 'tis well:
Enter a Messenger, with Letters.
What letters hast thou there?-I can but thank you.

Mess. These letters come from your father,-
Hot. Letters from him! why comes he not himself?
Mess. He cannot come, my lord; he's grievous sick.

Hot. 'Zounds! how has le the leisure to be sick,
In such a justling time? who leads his power?
Under whose government come they along?

Mess. His letters bear his mind, not I, my lord.
Wor. I prythee, tell me, doth he keep his bed ?

Mess. He did, my lorrl, four days ere I set forth;
And at the time of my departure thence,
He was much fear'd by his physicians.

Wor. I would, the state of uime had first been whole,
Ere he by sickness had been visited ;
His health was never better worth than now.
Hot. Sick now! droop now! this sickness doth in-

The very life-blood of onr enterprize;
'Tis catching hither, even to our camp.-
He writes me here,-that inward sickness-
And that his friends by deputation could not
So soon be drawn ; nor did he think it nicet,
To lay so dangerous and dear a trust
On any soul remov'd, but on his own.
Yet doth he give us bold advertisement -
That with our small conjunction, we should on,
To see how fortune is dispos'd to us :
For, as he writes, there is no quailing now;
Recause the king is certainly possess'il
Of all our purposes. What say you to it?

Wor. Your father's sickness is a maim to us.

Hot. A perilous gash, a very limb lopp'd off :
And yet, in faith, 'uis not ; his present want
Seems more than we shall find it :-Were it good,
To set the exact wealth of all our states
All at one cast? to set so rich a main
On the nice hazard of one doubutul hour ?
It were not good : for therein should we read
The very bottom and the soul of hope ;
'The very list, the very utmost bound
Of all our fortunes.

'Faith, and so we should ;
Where now remains a sweet reversion :
We may boldly spend upon the hope of what
Is to come in :
A comfort of retirement lives in this.

Hot. A rendezvous, a home to fly unto,
If that the devil and mischance look bir
Upon the maidenhead of our affairs.

Wor. But yet, I would your father had been hert. The quality and hair of our attempt

Brooks no division: It will be thought
By some, that know not why he is away,
That wisdom, loyalty, and mere dislike
of our proceedings, kept the earl from hence ;
And think, how such an apprehension
May turn the tide of fearful faction,
And breed a kind of question in our cause :
For, well you know, we of the offering side
Must keep aloof from strict arbitrement;
And stop all sight-holes, e cry loop, from wlience
The eye of reason may pry in upon us :
This absence of your father's draws a curtain,
That shows the ignorant a kind of fear
Before not dreamt of.

You strain too far.
1, rather, of his absence make this use;-
It lends a lustre, and more great opinion,
A larger dare to our great enterprize,
Than if the earl were here: for men must think,
If we, without his help, can make a head
To push against the kingdom ; with his help,
We shall o'erturn it topsy-turvy down.-
Yet all goes well, yet all our joints are whole.

Doug. As heart can think: there is not such a word
Spoke of in Scotland, as this term of fear.

Enter Sir Richard Vernon.
Hot. My cousin Vernon! welcome, by my sonl.

Ver. Pray God, my news be worth a welcome, lon!.
The earl of Westmoreland, seven thousand strong,
Is marching hitherwards ; with him, prince John.

Hot. No harm: What more?

And further, I have learn'd.-
The king himself in person is set forth,
Or hitherwards intended speedily,
With strong and mighty pre paration.

Hot. He shall be welcome too. Where is his soa,
The nimble-footed mad-cap prince of Wales,
And his comrades, that daftad the world aside,
And bid it pass?

All furnisha, all in arms,
All plumu like estridges that wing the wind;
Bawd like cagles having lately bath'd ;
Glittering in golden coats, like images;
As full of spirit as the month of May,
And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer;
Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls.
I saw young Harry,-with his beaver on,
His cuisses on his thighs, gallantly arm'd,-
Rise from the ground like feather d Mercury,
And vaulted with such ease into his sent,
As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds,
To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,
And witch the world with noble horsemanship,
Hot. No more, no more; worse than the sun in

This praise doth nourish agues. Let them come ;
They come like sacrifices in their trim,
And to the fire-ey'd maid of svoky war,
All hot, and bleeding, will we offer them:
The mailed Mars shail on his altar sit,
Up to tlic ears in blood. I am on fire,
To hear this rich reprisal is so nigh,
And yet not ours :--Coine, let me take my borse,
Who is to bear me, like a thunderbolt,
Against the bosom of the prince of Wales :
Harry to Harry shall, hot horse to horse,
Meet, anl peer part, cili one drop down a corse-
O, that Glendower ucre come!

There is more news:

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I learn'd in Worcester, as I rode along,

West. 'Faith, sir John, 'tis more than time that I He cannot draw his power this fourteen days. were there, and you too; but my powers are there alDoug. That's the worst tidings that I hear of yet. ready : The king, I can tell you, looks for us all; we Wor. Ay, by my faith, that bears a frosty sound. must away all night. Hot. What may the king's whole battle reach unto? Fal. Tut, never fear me; I am as vigilant as a cat Ver. To thirty thousand.

to steal cream. Hot. Forty let it be;

P. Hen. I think, to steal cream indeed; for thy theft My father and Glendower being both away,

bath already made three butter. But tell me, Jack ; The powers of us may serve so great a day.

whose fellows are these that come after ? Come, let us make a muster speedily:

Fal. Mine, Hal, mine. Doomsday is near ; die all, die merrily.

P. Hen. I did never see such pitiful rascals. Daug. Talk not of dying ; I am out of fear

Fal. Tut, tut; good enough to toss; food for powof death, or death's hand, for this one half year. der, food for powder; they'll fill a pit, as well as bet

[E.rcunt. ter: tush, man, mortal men, mortal men. SCENE II.-A Public Road near Coventry. Entering poor and bare ; too beggarly.

West. Ay, but, sir John, methinks they are exceedo Falstaff and Bardolph.

Fal. 'Faith, for their poverty,–I know not where Fal. Bardolph, get thee before to Coventry; fill me they had that: and for their bareness, - I am sure, they a bottle of sack: our soldiers shall march through ; || never learned that of me. we'll to Sutton-Colfield to-night.

P. Hen. No, I'll be sworn; unless you call three Bard. Will you give me money, captain?

fingers on the ribs, bare. But, sirrah, make haste; Fal. Lay out, lay out.

Percy is already in the field. Bard. This bottle makes an angel.

Fal. What, is the king encampert ? Fal. An if it do, take it for thy labour ; and if it

West. He is, sir Joho; I fear, we shall stay too long. make twenty, take them all, I'll answer the coinage.

Fal. Well, Bid my lieutenant Peto meet me at the town's end.

To the latter end of a fray, and the beginning of a feast, Bard. I will, captain : farewell.


Fits a dull fighter, and a keen guest. [Exeunt. Fal. If I be not ashamed of my soldiers, I am a souced gurnet. I have misused the king's press damn

SCENE NI.-The Rebel Camp near Shrewsburyj. ably. I have got, in exchange of a hundred and fifty

Enter Hotspur, Worcester, Douglas, and Vernon. soldiers, three hundred and odd pounds. I press me none but good householders, yeomen's sons : inquire Hot. We'll fight with him to-night. me out contracted bachelors, such as had been asked


It may not be. twice on the bans ; such a commodity of warm slaves, Doug. You give him then advantage. as had as lief hear the devil as a drum; such as fear


Not a whit. the report of a caliver, worse than a struck fowl, or a Hot. Why say you so? looks be not for supply? hurt wild duck. I pressed me none but such toasts Ver. So do we. and butter, with hearts in their bellies no bigger than Hot.

His is certain, ours is doubtful. pins' heads, and they have bought out their services; Wor. Good cousin, be advisd; stir not to-night. and now my whole charge consists of ancients, corpo Ver. Do not, my lord. rals, lieutenants, gentlemen of companies, slaves as Doug.

You do not counsel well; ragged as Lazarus in the painted cloth, where the You speak it out of fear, and cold heart. glutton's dogs licked his sores: and such as, indeed, Ver. Do me no slander, Douglas : by my life, were never soldiers; but discarded unjust servingmen, || (And I dare well maintain it with my life.) younger sons to younger brothers, revolted tapsters, If well-respected honour bid me on, and ostlers trade-fallen; the cankers of a calm world, I hold as little counsel with weak fear, and a long peace; ten times more dishonourable rag As you my lord, or any Scot that lives :ged than an old faced ancient: and such have I, to Let it be seen to-morrow in the battle, fill up the rooms of them that have bought out their Which of us fears. services, that you would think, that I had a hundred Doug.

Yea, or to-night. and fifty tattered prodigals, lately come from swine Ver.

Content. keeping, from eating draft' and husks. A mad fellow Hot. To-night, say I. met me on the way, and told me, I had uploaded all

Come, come, it may not be. the gibbets, and pressed the dead bodies. No eye bath I wonder much, being men of such great leading, seen such scare-crows. I'll not march through Coven- that you foresee not what impediments try with them, that's flat :-Nay, and the villains march | Drag back our expedition : Certain horse wide betwist the legs, as if they had gyves on ; for, in- of my cousin Vernon's are not yet come up: deed, I had the most of them out of prison. There's | Your uncle Worcester's horse came but today; but a shirt and a half in all my company: and the half

And now their pride and mettle is asleep, shirt is two napkins, tacked together, and thrown over Their courage with hard labour tame and dull, the shoulders like a herald's coat without sleeves; and That not a horse is half the half' himself. the shirt, to say the truth, stolen from my host at Saint

Hot. So are the horses of the enemy
Albans, or the red-nose i”n-keeper of Daintry. But In general, journey-bater, and brought low;
that's all one; they'll find linen enough on every hedge. The better part of ours is full of rest.
Enter Prince Henry and Westmoreland.

Wor. The number of the king exceedeth ours : P. Hen. How now, blown Jack ? how now, quilt?

For God's sake, cousin, stay till all come in. Fal. What, Hal? Ilow now, mad war? what a devil

[The trumpet sounds a parley. dost thou in Warwickshire ?- My good lord of West.

Enter Sir Walter Blunt. moreland, I cry you mercy; I thought, your honour Blunt. I come with gracious offers from the king, had already been at Shrewsbury,

If you rouchsute me hearing, and respect.


Hot. Welcome, sir Walter Blunt; and, 'would to

You were of our determination !
Some of us love you well: and even those some
Envy your great deserving, and good name;
Because you are not of our quality,
But stand against us like an enemy.

Blunt. And God defend, but still I should stand so,
So lopg as, out of limit, and true rule,
You stand against anointed majesty!
But, to my charge.-The king hath sent to know
The nature of your griefs; and whereupon
You conjure from the breast of civil peace
Such bold hostility, teaching his duteous land
Audacious cruelty: If that the king
Have any way your good deserts forgot,-
Which he confesseth to be manifold,
He bids you name your griefs ; and, with all speed,
You shall have your desires, with interest;
And pardon absolute for yourself, and these,
Herein misled by your suggestion.

Hot. The king is kind; and, well we know, the king
Knows at what time to promise, when to pay.
My father, and my uncle, and myself,
Did give him that same royalty he wears :
And, --when he was not six and twenty strong,
Sick in the world's regard, wretched and low,
A poor unminded outlaw sneaking home, –
My father gave him welcome to the shore:
And,—when he heard him swear, and vow to God,
He came but to be duke of Lancaster,
To sue his livery, and beg lis peace;
With tears of innocency, and terms of zeal,-
My father, in kind heart and pity mov'd,
Swore him assistance, and perform'd it too.
Now, when the lords, and barons of the realm
Perceivd Northumberland did lean to him,
The more and less came in with cap and knee ;
Met him in boroughs, cities, villages;
Attended himn on bridges, stood in lanes,
Laid gifts before him, proffer'd him their oaths,
Gave him their heirs ; as pages follow'd him,
Even at the heels, in golden multitudes.
He presently,--as greatness knows itself,-
Steps me a little higher than his vow
Made to my father, while his blood was poor,
Upon the naked shore at Ravenspurg ;
And now, forsooth, takes on him to reform
Some certain edicts, and some strait decrees,
That lie too heavy on the commonwealth :
Cries out upon abuses, seems to weep
Over his country's wrongs; and, by this face,
This seeming brow of justice, did he win
The hearts of all that he did angle for.
Proceeded further; cut me off the beads
Of all the favourites, that the absent king
In deputation left behind him here,
When he was personal in the Irish war.

Blunt. Tut, I came not to bear this.

Then, to the point.
In short time after, he de pos'd the king;
Soon after that, depriv'd him of his life;
And, in the neck of that, task'd the whole state:
To make that worse, suffer'd his kinsman March
(Who is, if every owner were well plaed,
Indeed his king.) to be incag'd in Wales,
There without ransome to lie forfeited :
Disgrac'd me in my happy victories ;
Sought to entrap me by intelligence ;
Rated my uncle from the council-board ;
In rage dismiss'd my father from the court;

Broke oath on oath, committed wrong on wrong:
And, in conclusion, drove us to seek out
This head of safety; and, withal, to pry
Into his title, the which we find
Too indirect for long continuance.

Blunt. Shall I return this answer to the king?

Hot. Not so, sir Walter; we'll withdraw a while.
Go to the king; and let there be impawn'd
Some surety for a safe return again,
And in the morning early shall mine uncle
Bring him our purposes : and so farewell.

Blunt. I would, you would accept of grace and love.
Hot. And, may be, so we shall.

'Pray beaven, you do!

[Excun. SCENE IV.-York. A Room in the Archbishop's

House. Enter the Archbishop of York and a Gentle

Arch. Hie, good sir Miehael ; bear this sealed brief,
With winged haste, to the lord mareshal ;
This to my cousin Scroop; and all the rest
To whom they are directed: if you knew
How much they do import, you would make haste.

Gent. My good lord,
I guess their tenor.

Like enough, you do.
To-morrow, good sir Michael, is a day,
Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men
Must 'bide the touch : For, sir, at Shrewsbury,
As I am truly given to uoderstand,
The king, with mighty and quick-raised power,
Meets with lord Harry: and I fear, sir Michael, -
What with the sickness of Northumberland,
(Whose power was in the first proportion)
And what with Owen Glendower's absence, thenes,
(Who with them was a rated sinew too,
And comes not in, o'erruld by prophecies, )
I fear, the power of Percy is too weak
To wage an instant trial with the king.
Gent. Why, good my lord, you need not fear; there's

And Mortimer

Arch. No, Mortimer's not there.
Gent. But there is Mordake, Vernon, lord Harry

And there's my lord of Worcester; and a bead
Of gallant warriors, noble gentlemen.

Arch. And so there is : but yet the king bath dan
The special head of all the land together ;-
The prince of Wales, lord John of Lancaster,
The noble Westmoreland, and warlike Blunt;
And many more cor-rivals, and dear men
of estimation and command in arms.

Gent. Doubt not, my lord, they shall be well oppose.

Arch. I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear;
And, to prevent the worst, sir Michael, speed :
For, if lord Percy thrive nos, ere the king
Dismiss his power, he means to visit us, –
For he hath heard of our confederacy,-
And 'ris but wisdom to make strong against him;
Therefore, make haste : I must go write again
To other friends; and so farewell, sir Michael.

[Exeunt severely

SCENE 1.-The King's Camp near Shrewsbury,

Enter King Henry, Prince Henry, Prince John of
Lancaster, Sir Walter Blunt, and Sir John Falstall.
K. Hen. How bloodily the sun begins to peer

Abore yon busky hill! the day looks pale

As you yourself have forg'd against yourself;
At his distemperature.

By unkind usage, dangerous countenance,
P. Hen.
The southern wind

And violation of all faith and troth
Doth play the trumpet to his purposes ;

Sworn to us in your younger enterprize. And, by his hollow whistling in the leaves,

K. Hen. These things, indeed, you have articulated, Foretells a tempest, and a blustering day.

Proclaim'd at market-crosses, read in churches ;
K. Hen. Then with the losers let it sympathize; To face the garment of rebellion
For nothing can seem foul to those that win. With some fine colour, that may please the eye

of fickle changelings, and poor discontents, Trumpet. Enter Worcester and Vernon.

Which gape, and rub the elbow, at the news How now, my lord of Worcester? 'tis not well,

Of hurlyburly innovation :
That you and I should meet upon such terms

And never yet did insurrection want
As now we meet: You have deceiv'd our trust; Such water-colours, to impaint his cause;
And made us doff our easy robes of peace,

Nor moody beggars, starving for a time
To crush our old limbs in ungentle steel :

Of pellmell havoc and confusion. This is not well, my lord, this is not well.

P. Hen. In both our armies, there is many a soul What say you to't? will you again unknit

Shall pay full dearly for this encounter, This churlish knot of all-abhorred war?

If once they join in trial. Tell your nephew, And move in that obedient orb again,

The prince of Wales doth join with all the world Where you did give a fair and natural light; In praise of Henry Percy: By my hopes, And be no more an exhald meteor,

This present enterprize set off his head, A prodigy of fear, and a portent

I do not think, a braver gentleman, of broached mischief to the unborn times?

More active-valiant, or more valiant-young, Wor. Hear me, my liege :

More daring, or more bold, is now alive, For mine own part, I could be well content

To grace this latter age with noble deeds. To entertain the lagend of my life

For my part, I may speak it to my shame, With quiet hours; for, I do protest,

I have a truant been to chivalry; I have not sought the day of this dislike.

And so, I hear, he doth account me too : K. Hen. You have not sought for it! how comes it | Yet this before my father's majesty, -then?

I am content, that he shall take the odds
Fal. Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it. Of his great name and estimation;
P. Hen. Peace, chewet, peace.

And will, to save the blood on either side,
Wor. It pleas'd your majesty, to turn your looks Try fortune with him in a single fight.
Of favour, from myself, and all our house ;

K. Hen. And, prince of Wales, so dare we venture And yet I must remember you, my lord,

thee, We were the first and dearest of your friends.

Albeit, considerations infinite
For you, my staff of office did I break

Do make against it :-No, good Worcester, no,
In Richard's time; and posted day and night We love our people well ; even those we love,
To meet you on the way, and kiss your hand, That are misled upon your cousin's part:
When yet you were in place and in account And, will they take the offer of our grace,
Nothing so strong and fortunate as I.

Both he, and they, and you, yea, every man
It was myself, my brother, and his son,

Shall be my friend again, and I'll be his : That brought you home, and boldly did outdare So tell your cousin, and bring me word The dangers of the time: You swore to us,

What he will do :-But if he will not yield,
And you did swear that oath at Doncaster,

Rebuke and dread correction wait on us,
That you did nothing purpose 'gainst the state ; And they shall do their office. So, be gone ;
Nor claim no further than your new-fall’n right, We will not now be troubled with reply:
The seat of Gaunt, dukedom of Lancaster:

We offer fair, take it advisedly.
To this we swore our aid. But, in short space,

[Exeunt Worcester and Vernon: It raind down forture showering on your head; P. Hen. It will not be accepted, on my life: And such a flood of greatness fell on you,

The Douglas and the Hotspur both together What with our help; what with the absent king; Are confident against the world in arms. What with the injuries of a wanton time;

K. Hen. Hence, therefore, every leader to his charge; The seeming sufferances that you had borne ; For, on their answer, will we set on them: And the contrarious winds, that held the king

And God befriend us, as our cause is just! So long in his unlucky Irish wars,

[Exeunt King, Blunt, and Prince John. That all in England did repute him dead,

Fal. Hal, if thou see me down in the battle, and beAnd, from this swarm of fair advantages,

stride me, so ; 'tis a point of friendship. You took occasion to be quickly woord

P. Hen. Nothing but a colossus can do thee that To gripe the general sway into your hand:

friendship. Say thy prayers, and farewell. Forgot your oath to us at Doncaster ;

Fal. I would it were bed-time, Hal, and all well. And, being fed by us, yon usd us so

P. Hen. Why, thou owest God a death. [Erit. As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird,

Fal. 'Tis not due yet; I would be

to pay hin l'eth the sparrow : did oppress our nest;

before his day. What need I be so forward with him Grew by our feeding to so great a bulk,

that calls not on me? Well, 'tis no matter; Honour That even our love durst not come near your sight, pricks me on. Yea, but how if lionour prick me of For fear of swallowing; but with nimble wing when I come on? How then? Can honour set to a We were enfore’d, for safety sake, to fly

leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief Out of your sight, and raise this present head:

of a wound? No. Honour hati no skill in surgery Whereby we stand opposed by such means

then? No. What is honour? A word. What is its

that word, honour ? What is that honour? Air. A || To gentle exercise and proof of arms.
trim reckoning !-Who hath it? He that died o' He gave you all the duties of a man;
Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he hear it? Trimm'd up your praises with a princely tongue ;
No. Is it insensible then? Yen, to the dead. But Spoke your deservings like a chronicle ;
will it not live with the living ? No. Why? Detrac- | Making you ever better than his praise,
tion will not softer it :-therefore I'll none of it: Hon By still dispraising praise, valued with you :
our is a mere scutcheon, and so ends my catechism. And, which became him like a prince indeed,

[Exit. || He made a blushing cital of himself; SCENE II.-The Rebel Camp. Enter Worcester and And chid his truant youth with such a grace, Vernon.

As if he master'd there a double spirit, Wor. O, no, my nephew must not know, sir Rich- of teaching, and of learning, instantly. ard,

There did he pause : But let me tell the world.The liberal kind offer of the king.

If he outlive the envy of this day, Ver. 'Twere best, he did.

England did never owe so sweet a hope,

So much misconstrued in his wantonness. Wor.

Then are we all undone It is not possible, it cannot be,

Hot. Cousin, I think, thou art enamour'd The king should keep his word in loving us ;

Upon his follies; never did I hear He will suspect us still, and find a time

Of any prince, so wild, at liberty :To punish this offende in other faults:

But, be he as he will, yet once ere night Suspicion shall be all stuck full of eyes :

I will embrace him with a soldier's arm,

That he shall shrink under my courtesy:-
For treason is but trusted like the fox;
Who, ne'er so tame, so cherishd, and lock'd up,

Arm, arm, with speed :- And, fellows, soldiers, friends, Will bave a wild trick of his ancestors.

Better consider what you have to do, Look how we can, or sad, or merrily,

Than I, that have not we the gift of tongue, Interpretation will misquote our looks;

Cao lift your blood up with persuasion. And we shall feed like oxen at a stall,

Enter a Messenger. The better cherishd, still the nearer death.

Mers. My lord, here are letters for you.
My nephew's trespass may be well forgot,

Hot. I cannot read them now.
It hath the excuse of youth, and heat of blood; O gentlemen, the time of life is short;
And an adopted name of privilege,-

To spend that shortness basely, were too long,
A hair-brain'd Hotspur, govern'd by a spleen: If life did ride upon a dial's point,
All his offences live upon my head,

Still ending at the arrival of an hour.
And on his father's ;-we did train him on ;

An if we live, we live to tread on kings; And, his corruption being ta'en from us,

If die, brave death, when princes die with us! We, as the spring of all, sball pay for all.

Now for our conscience,-the arms are fair, Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know,

When the intent of bearing them is just. In any case, the offer of the king.

Enter another Messenger. Ver. Deliver what you will, I'll say, 'tis so.

Moss. My lord, prepare ; the king comes on space. Here comes your cousin.

Hot. I thank him, that he cuts me from my tale, Enter Hotspur and Douglas; and Officers and Salo

For I profess not talking; Only thisdiers, behind.

Let each man do his best : and here draw I Hot. My uncle is return'd:-Dcliver up

A sword, whose temper I intend to stain
My lord of Westmoreland.-Uncle, what news? With the best blood that I can meet withal

Wor. The king will bid you battle presently. In the adventure of this perilous day.
Doug. Defy him by the lord of Westmoreland. Now,-Esperance !-Percy !--and set on.-
Hot. Lord Douglas, go you and tell him so. Sound all the lofty instruments of war,
Doug. Marry, and shall, and very willingly. (Exit. | And by that music let us all embrace :
Wor. There is no seeming mercy in the king. For, heaven to earth, some of us never shall
Hot. Did you beg any? God forbid !

A second time do such a courtesy.
Wor. I told him gently of our grievances,

[The trumpets sound. They embrace, and export. of his oath-breaking; which he mended thus,By now forswearing that he is forsworn:

SCENE III.- Plain near Shrewsbury. Exrurzioni, He calls us rebels, traitors; and will scourge

and Parties fighting. Alurum to the Battle. Thea With haughty arms this lateful name in us.

enter Douglas and Blunt, meeting. Re-enter Douglas.

Blunt. What is thy name, that in the battle thus Doug. Arm, gentlemen; to arins! for I have thrown Thou crossest me? what honour dost thou seek A brave defiance in king Henry's teeth,

Upon my head ? And Westmoreland, that was engag‘d, did bear it; Doug. Know then, my name is Douglas; Which cannot choose but bring him quickly on. And I do baunt thee in the battle thus, Wor. The prince of Wales stepp'd forth before the Because some tell me that thou art a king. king,

Blunt. They tell thee true. And, nepbew, challeng'd you to single fight.

Doug. The lord of Stafford dear to-day hath bought Hot. 0, 'would the quarrel lay upon our heads ; Thy likeness ; for, instead of thee, king Harry, And that no man might draw short breath today, This sword hath ended him: so shall it thee, But I, and Hairy Monmouth! Tell me, tell


Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner. How show'd his tasking? seem'd it in contempt? Blunt. I was not born a yielder, thon proud Seot ; Ver. No, by my soul; I never in my life

And thou shalt fiud a king that will itvenge Did hear a challenge urg'd more modestly,

Lord Stafford's death. Unless a brother should a brother dare

[They fight, and Blunt is sleine

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