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FIRST PART OF
K I N G H E N R Y IV.
А ст І.
S CE NE I.
London. A Room in the Palace.
Enter King Henry, WrSTMORELAND, Sir Wal
TER BLUNT, and Others.
K. Hen. So shaken as we are, so wan wille
caje, Find we a time for frighted peace to pant, And breathe short-winded accents of new broils To he commenc'd in stronils afar remote. No more the thirsty Erinnys of this soil Shall daub her lips with her own children's
blood; No more shall trenching war channel her fielus, Nor bruise her flowrets with the armed hooss Of hostile paces : those opposed eyes, Which, like the meteors of a troubled hea
All of one nature, of one substance bred,
in mutual, well-heseeming ranks, March all one way; and be no more oppos'il Against acquaintance, kindred, and allies : The eilge of war, liké an ill-sheathed knife,
No more shall cut his master. Therefore, friends,
West. My Liege, this haste was hot in questions
that the noble-Mortimer, Leading the men of Herefordshire to fight Against the irregular and wild Glendower, Was by the rude hands of that Welshman taken, And a thousand of his people butchered: Upon whose dead corps there was such misuse, Such beastly, shameless transformation, By those Welshwonnen done, as may not be, Without much shame, retold or spoken of. K. Hen. It seems then the tidings of this
broil Brake off our business for the holy land. West. This match'd with other, did, my
For more uneven and unwelcome news
The Earl of Douglas is discomfited;
West. In faith,
'mak'st me sin
Amongst a grove, the very straightest plant ;
my young Harry. O, that it could be prov'd,
Of this young Percy's pride? the prisoners,
K. Hen. But I have sent for him to answer this; And, for this cause, awhile we must neglect Our holy purpose to Jerusalem. Cousin, on Wednesday next our council we Will hold at Windsor', so inform the lords ; Bul come yourself with spced to us again; For more is to be said, aud to be done, Than out of anger can be uttered. West. I will, my Liege,
Another Room in the Palace. Enter IIERY, Prince of Wales, and FalstAFP.
Fal. Now, Hal, what time of day is it, lad ?
P. Hen. Thou art so fat-witted, with drinking of old sack, and unbuttoning thee after supper, and sleeping upon benches after noon, that thou hast forgotten to demand that truly which thou would'st truly know. What a devil hast thou to do with the time of the day? unless hours were cups of sack, and miuntes capons, and clocks the toogues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping-houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair hot wench in flame-colour'd taffala; I sec no. 'reason, wlay thou should'st be superlinous to demand the time of the day.
Fal. Iuileed, you come near me, now Hal: for we, that take purses, go by the moon and seven stars; and nol by Phoebus, -- he, that wandering knight so fair. And, I pray thee, sweet wag, when thou art King, as, God save tlıy grace, (majesty, I should say; for grace thou wilt have none,)
P. Hen. What! uone ?
Fal. No, hy my troch; not so much as will serve to be prologue to an egg anıl butter,
P. Hen. Well, how then? come, roundly, roundly.
Fal. Marry, then, sweet wag, when thou are Ying, let not us, that are squires of the night's body, be call'd thieves of the day's beauty; let us bc - Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the inoon : And let men say, we be mien of good government; being govern as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, under whose countenance we - steal.
P. Hen. Thou say'st well; and it holds well too: for the fortune of 11s, that are the moon's men, doch ebb and flow like the sea; been govern'd as the sea is, by the moon. As, for proof, HOW: A purse of goli inost resolutely snatch'd