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Even at the heels, in golden multitudes.
Upon the naked shore at Ravenspurg.
Blunt. I came not to hear this.
Hot. Then, to the point In short time after, he deposid the King, Soon after That depriv’d him of his lite, 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 right plac'd, Indeed his King, to be incag'd in Wales, There without ransom 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 safery ; and withal to pry Into his Title too, the which we find Too indirect for long continuance.
; In this whole speech he al- whole fate. lades again to fone passages in 4 This bead of lafety.] This Richard the second.
army from which I hope for proTafkd the whole Stati.] Itection. suppole it should be, tax'd te
Blunt. Shall I return this answer to the King ?
Hot. Not so, Sir Walter ; we'll withdraw awhile.
Blunt. I would, you would accept of grace and love! !
Changes to the Archbishop of York's Palace. Enter the Archbishop of York, and Sir Michaell. York. I E, good Sir Michaell, bear this sealed
If you knew
Sir Mich. My lord, I guess their tenour.
York. Like enough. To morrow, good Sir Micheell, is a day, Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men Must bide the touch; for, Sir, at Shrewsbury, As I am truly giv'n to understand, The King, with mighty and quick-raised power, Meets with lord Harry; and, I fear, Sir Michaell, What with the sickness of Northumberland, Whose pow'r was * in the first proportion, And what with Owen Glendower's absence thence, Who with them was a rated finew too,
s Sealed brief. ] A brief is first edition, i e. accounted a simply a letter.
Pops. * In the first proportion.] Whose A strength on which we recka quota was larger than that of any oned; a help of which we made other man in the confederacy. account.
6-a rated finew 100,] So the
And comes not in, o'er-ruld by prophecies.
and lord Mortimer.
Sir Micb. But there is Mordake, Vernon, Harry Percy, And there's my lord of Worcester, and a head Of gallant warriors, noble gentlemen.
York. And so there is ; but yet the King hath drawn The special head of all the Land together, The Prince of Wales, lord John of Lancaster, The noble Westmorland, and warlike Blunt ; And many more corrivals, and dear men Of estimation and command in arms. Sir Mich. Doubt not, my lord, they shall be well
oppos’d. York. I hope no less; yet, needful 'tis to fear. And to prevent the worst, Sir Michaell, speed; For if lord Percy thrive not, ere the King Dismiss his Power, he means to visit us ; For he hath heard of our Confederacy, And 'tis but wisdom to make strong against him; Therefore make haste, I must go write again To other friends; and so farewel, Sir Michaell. [Exeunt.
Tbe Camp at SHREWS BURY. Énter King Henry, Prince of Wales, Lord John
of Lancaster, "Earl of Westmorland, Sir Walter Blunt, and Falstaff.
OW bloodily the Sun begins to peer
Above yon busky hill! the day looks pale
P. Henry. The southern wind
K. Henry. Then with the losers let it sympathize, For nothing can feem foul to those that win.
[The Trumpet founds
. Enter Worcester, and Sir Richard Vernon. K. Henry. How now, my lord of Worster? 'tis
7 A7V.] It seems proper to be changed by any editor who be rema ked, that in the do thinks himself able to make a tons p:inted while the authour better. lived, this play is not broken in 8 To his purposes.] That is, to acts
The divitien which was to the fun's, to that which the made by the players in the frit fun portends by his unusual apfoto feeis commodious enough, pearance. wut, being without authority, may.
This is not well, my lord, this is not well.
1 r. Hear me, my Liege.
it then ? 9 Fal. Rebellion lay in his way, and he found it. P. Henry. Peace, Chewet, pace. Wor. It pleas’d your Majesty, to turn your looks Of favour from my self, and all our House, And yet I must remember you, my lord, We were the first and dearest of
9 Fal. Rebellion lay in his way, ftaff for his medling and imperand he found it.
tinent Jeft. And besides, if the Prince. Peace, Chevet, peace ] Poet had intended that the Prince This, I take to be an arbitrary should ficer at Ful?aff, on AcRefinement of Mr. Popis: nor
court of his Crpilerc'', i doubt can I easily agr.c, that Chevet is not, but he would have called Sbar speare's Word here. Why him [offer in plain Engin, and forud Prince Henry call Falstoffo not have wrapp'd up the Abuse Boltler, for interposing in the in the French Word Ch zet. in Discourse betwixt che King and another Passage of this Play, the Worce
; er? With Submission he Prince honefly calls hin uilt? does not take him up here for his As to Prince Henry, his Stock in unreasonable Size, but for his ill. this Language was so small, that tim'd and unleasonable Chatter- when he comes to be Kag, he ing. I therefore have preservd hammers out one small Seitence the Rcading of the old Books. of it to Princess Catiarine, and A Chevet, or Chuet, is a roly tells her, It is as eay fr hiin to chattering Bird, a Pie. This co:quer the King om as 10 y cak so Curries a proper Reproach to Fal- much more French. TASUBALD.