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Boy. Yes, that 'a did; and said, they were devils! (Though war, nor no known quarrel, were in incarnate.

questiou) Quick. 'A could never abide carnation ; 'twas a But that defences, musters, preparations, colour he never lik'd.

Should be maintain’dl

, assembled, and collected, Boy. 'A said once, the devil would have him 5 As were a war in expectation. about women.

Therefore, I say, 'tis meet we all go forth, Quick. 'A did in some sort, indeed, handle wo- To view the sick and feeble parts of France: men: but then he was rheumatic; and talk'd of And let us do it with no shew of fear; the whore of Babylon.

No, with no more, than if we heard that England Boy. Do you not remember, 'a saw a flea stick 10 Were busied* with a Whitsun morris-dance: upon Bardolpli's

's liose; and 'a said, it was a black For, iny good liege, she is so idly king'd, soul burning in hell-fire?

Her scepter so fantastically borne Bard. Well, the fuel is gone, that niaintain'd By a vain, giddy, shallow, humorous youth, that fire: that's all the riches I got in his service.

That fear attends her not. Nym. Shall we shog? the king will be gone 15 Con. O peace, prince Dauphin! from Southampton.

You are too much mistaken in this king: Pist. Come, let's away.-My love, give me Question your grace the late ambassadors,thy lips.

With what great state he heard their embassy, Look to my chattels, and my moveables: How well supply'd with noble counsellors, Let senses rule'; the word is, Pitch and pay?; 20 How modest in exception', and withal, Trust none;

How terrible in constant resolution,For oaths are straws, men's faiths are wafer-cakes, And

you shall tind, his vanities fore-spent Avd hold-fast is the only dog, my duck;

Were but the out-side of the Roman Brutus, Therefore, caveto be thy counsellor.

Covering discretion with a coat of folly; Go, clear thy crystals'.-Yoke-fellows in arms, 25 As gardeners do with ordure hide those roots Let us to France! like horse-leeches, my boys; That shall first spring, and be most delicate. To suck, to suck, the very blood to suck.

Dau. Well, 'tis not so, my lord high constable, Boy. And that is but unwholesome food, they But though we think it so, it is no matter: say.

In cases of defence, 'tis best to weigh Pist. Touch her soft mouth, and march. 130 The enemy more mighty than he seems, Bard. Farewel, hostess.

so the proportions of defence are till’d; Vym. I cannot kiss, that is the humour of it; Which, of a weak and siggardly projection, but adieu.

Doth, like a miser, spoil his coat, with scanting Pist. Let housewif’ry appear; keep close, 1 A little cloth. thee command.

35 Fr. king. Think we king Harry strong; Quick. Farewel; adieu.

[Excunt. and princes, look, you strongly arın to meet him.

The kindred of hini hath been tiesh'd upon us ;

And he is bred out of that bloody strain,
The French King's palace.

That haunted us in our familiar paths:

40 Witness our too much memorable shame, Enter the French King, the Dauphin, the Duke

When Cressy battle fatally was struck, of Burgundy, and the Constable.

And all our princes captivd, by the hand Fr. King. Thus come the English with full Of that black name, Edward black prince of power upon us;


(standing, And more than carefully it us concerns, 45 Whiles that his mountain sire,--on mountain To answer royally in our defences.

Up in the air, crown'd with the golden sun,Therefore the dukes of Berry, and Bretagne, Saw his heroical seed, and smild to see him Of Brabant, and of Orleans, shall make furth;- Mangle the work of nature, and deface And you, prince Dauphin,-with all swilt dispatch, The patterns that by God and by French fathers To line, and new repair, our towns of war, 50 Had twenty years been made. This is a stein With men of courage, and with meanis defendant: Of that victorious stock; and let us fear For England his approaches makes as tierce, The native mightness and fate of him. As waters to the sucking of a gulph.

Enter a Messenger. It sits us then, to be as provident

Ness. Ambassadors from Henrykingof England As tear may teach us, out of late examples 155 Do crave admittance to your majesty. Left by the fatal and neglected English

tr.king. We'll give them present audience.Upon our fields.

Go, and bring them. Dau. My most redoubted father,

You see this chase is hotly follow'd, friends. Jt is most meet we arm us 'gainst the foe:

Dau. Turn head, and siop pursuit: for coward For peace

, hvol dogs 'j. e. let prudence govern you. ? This caution was a very proper one to Mrs. Quickly, who had suffered before by letting Falstatt run in her debt, 'i. e. dry thine eyes. *The 4to to 1608 reads, were troubled. Si. e. how diffident and decent in making objections.


Most spend their mouths*, when what they seem For husbands, fathers, and betrothed lovers, to threaten

That shall be swallow'd in this controversy. Runs far beture them. Good my sovereign,

This is his claim, his threatening, and my message; Take up the English short; and let them know Unless the Dauphin be in presence here, Of what a monarchy you are the head: 5 To whom expressly I bring greeting too. Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin,

Fr. K’ing. For us, we will consider of this As self-neglecting

Enter Ereter.

To-morrow shall you bear our full intent
Fr. King. From our brother England? [jesty. Back to our brother of England.
Ere. From hiin; and thus he greets your ma- 10

Dau. For the Dauphin,
Ile wills you, in the name of God Almighty, I stand here for him; What to him from England ?
That you divest yourself, and lay apart

Exe. Scorn,and defiance; slight regard,contempt, The borrow'd glories, that, by gift of heaven, And any thing that may not misbecome By law of nature, and of nations,’long

The mighty sender, doth he prize you at. To him and to bis heirs; namely, the crown, 15 Thus says my king: and, if your father's highness And all wide-stretched honours that pertain Do not, in grant of all demands at large, By custom, and the ordinance of times,

Sweeten the bitter mock you sent his majesty, Unto the crown of France. That you may know, He'll call you to so hot an answer for it, 'Tis no sinister, nor no aukward claim,

That caves and womby vaultages of France Pick'd from the worm-holes of long-ranislı'd days,|20 Shall chide your trespass, and return your mock Nor from the dust of old oblivion rak'd,

In second accent of his ordinance. lle sends you this most memorable line',

Dau. Say, if my father render fair reply, In every branch truly demonstrative ;

It is against my will: for I desire [Gives the French King a paper.

Nothing but odds with England; to that end, Willing you, overlook this pedigree:

125 As matching to his youth and vanity, And, when you find him evenly deriv’d

I did present him with those Paris balls. From his most fam'd of famous ancestors,

Exe. He'll make your Paris Louvre shake for it, Edward the third, he bids you then resign

Were it the mistress court of mighty Europe:
Your crown and kingdom, indirectly held And, be assur'd, you'll find a diference
From him the native and true challenger. 30 (As we, his subjects, have in wonder found)
Fr. King. Or else what follows?

Between the promise of his greener days,
Ere. Bloody r-nstraint; for if you hide the And these he masters' now; now he weighs time,

Even to the utmost grain; which you shall read Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it: In your own losses, if he stay in France, And therefore in fierce tempest is he comiog, 35 tr. King. To-morrow you shall know our mind In thunder, and in earthquake, like a Jove,

at full.

[Flourish, That, if requiring fail, he will compel.

Exe. Dispatch us with all speed, lest that our lle bids you, in the bowels of the Lord,

king Deliver up the crown: and to take mercy

Come here himself to question our delay; On the poor souls, for whom this hungry war

40 For he is footed in this land already. [conditions: Opens his vasty jaws: and on your head

Fr. King. You shall be soon dispatch’d, with fair Turns he the widows' tears, the orphans' cries, A night is but small breath, and little pause, The dead men's blood, the pining maidens' groans,

To answer matters of this consequence. (Exeunt.


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Enter Chorus.

To sounds confus’d: behold the threaden sales, Chor. THUS with imagin’d wing our swift Borne with the invisible and creeping, wind, scene flies,

Draw the huge bottoms through the furrow'd sea, In motion of no less celerity

Breasting the lofty surge: 0, do but think, Than that of thought. Suppose, that you have seen 55 You stand upon the rivage, and behold The well-appointed king at Hanıpton pier A city on the inconstant billows dancing; Embark his royalty; and his brave fleet

For so appears this fleet majestical, With silken streamers the young Phæbus fanning. Holding due course to Harfleur. Follow, follow! Play with your fancies; and in them behold, Grapple your minds to sternage of this navy; Upon the hempen tackle, ship-boys climbing: 60 And leave your England, as dead midnight, still Hear the shrill whistle, which doth order give Guarded with grandsires, babies, and old women,

* i. e. bark. Meaning, this genealogy; this deduction of his lineage. 2 To chide is to re. sound, to echo. 3 The quartos 1600 and 1608, read musters. The bank or shore. 'i. e. Let your minds follow close after the navy,

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Or past, or not arriv'd to, pith and puissance: Follow your spirit: and, upon this charge,
For who is he, whose chin is but enrich'd

Cry-God for Harry! England! and saint George! With one appearing hair, that will not follow

[Ereunt King and rain. These cull’dand choice-drawn cavaliersto France:

[Alarum, and chambers go off. Work, work, your thoughts, and therein see a siege; 5

SCENE II. Behold the ordnance on their carriages,

Enter Nym, Bardolph, Pistol, and Boy. With fatal mouths gaping ou girded Harfleur. Bard. On, on, on, ou, on! to the breach, to the Suppose, the ambassador from the French comes breach! back;

Nym. Pray thee, corporal', stay; the knocks are Tells Harry—that the king doth offer him 10 too hot; and, for mine own part, I have not a Katharine his daughter; and with her, to dowry, cases of lives; the humour of it is too hot, that is Some petty and unprofitable dukedoms.

the very plain-song of it. The oifer likes not: and the nimble gunner

Pist. The plain-song is most just: for bumours With linstock' now the devilish cannou touches,

do abound; [Alarums; and chambers go 07:15 Knocks go and come; God's vassals drop and die; And down goes all before him. Still be kind,

And sword and shield, And eke out our performance with your mind.

In bloody field,

Doth win inmortal fame.

Boy. 'Would I were in an ale-house in London!

2011 would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and Before Harfleur.

safety. [Alarum.]

Pist. And I: Enter King Henry, Exeter, Bedford, Gloster, If wishes would prevail with me, and Soldiers, with Scaling Ladders.

My purpose should not fail with me, X. Henry. Once more unto the breach, dear 25 But thither would I hye. friends, once more;

Boy. As duly, but not as truly, as bird doth sing Or close the wall up with the English dead! on bough. In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man,

Enter Fluellen. As modest stillness, and humility:

Flu. 'Splood !-Up to the preaches, you rasBut when the blast of war blows in our ears, 30 cals! will you not up to the preaches? Then imitate the action of the tyger ;

Pist. Be merciful, great duke, to nien of mould'! Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Abale thy rage, abate thy manly rage! [chuck! Disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage: Good bawcock, bate thy rage! use lenity, sweet Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;

Nym. These be good huniours !-your honour Let it pry through the portage of the head, 35 wins bad humours.

[Ereunt. Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it, Boy. As young as I am, I have observ'd these As fear'ully, as doth a galled rock

three swashers. I am boy to them all three; but O'er-h ing and jutty bis confounded' base, all they three, though they would serve me, could Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.

not be man to me; for, indeed, three such anticks Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide; 40 lo not amount to a man. For Bardolph,-he is Huid hard the breath, and bend up every spirit white-liver'd, and red-fac'd; by the means whereTo his full height !-On, on, you noblest English, of, 'a faces it out, but fights not. For Pistol,Whose blood is set froin fathers of war-proot! be hath a killing tongue, and a quiet sword; by Fathers, that, like so many Alexanders,

the means whereof 'a breaks words, and keeps Have, in these parts, from morn’ill even fought, 45 whole weapons. For Nym, he hath heard, that And sheath'd their sword for lack of argumento. men of few words are the best' men; and thereDishonour not your mothers; now attest, fore he scorns to say his prayers, lest 'a shoukl be That those, whom you call a fathers,did beget you! thought a coward: but his few bad words are Be copy now to men of grosser blood, [yeomen, inatch'd with as few good deeds; for a never And teach them how to war! -And you, good 50 broke any man's head but his own; and that was Whose limbs were made in England, shew us here against a post, when he was drunk. They will The mettle of your pasture; let us swear [not; steal any thing, and call it-purchase. Bardolph That you are worth your breeding: which I doubt stole a lute-case; bore it twelve leagues, and sold For there is none of you so mean and base, lit for three-halfpence. Nym and Bardolph are That hath not noble lustre in your eyes. |55sworn brothers in filching; and in Calais they stole I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, a fire-shovel : I knew, by that piece of service, Straining upon the start. The game's afoot ; the men would carry coals.' They would have

'The staff to which the match is fixed when ordnance is fired. * Portage, open space, from port, a gate. The meaning is, let the eye appear in the head as cannon through the battlements, or em. brasures, of a fortification. 'i.e. his worn or wasted base. *i. e. matter, or subject. We should read lieutenant. *i. e. a set of lives, of which, when one is worn out, another may serve.

'i, e. to men of earth. That is, bruvest. In Shakspeare's age, to curry coals, implied, io endure affronts.


me as familiar with men's pockets, as their gloves Ane: the day is hot, and the weather, and the or their handkerchiefs: which makes much against vars, and the king, and the dukes; it is no time my manhood, if I should take from another's lto discourse. The town is beseecli'd, and the pocket, to put into mine; for it is plain pocketing strumpet calls us to the breach; and we talk, and up of wrongs. I must leave them, and seek some 5 by Chrish, do nothing; 'tis shame for us all : so better service: their villainy goes against my weak God sa' me, 'lis shame to stand still; it is shame, stomach, and therefore I must cast it up.[EritBoy. by my hand : and there is throats to be cut, and

Re-enter Fluellen, Gower following. works to be done; and there ish nothing done, so Gower. Captain Fluellen, you must come pre

Chrish sa' me, la. sently to the inines: the duke of Gloster would 10. Jumy. By the mess, ere theise eyes of mine take speak with you.

themselves to slumber, aile do good service, oraile Flu. To the mines! Tell you the duke, it is not ligge i' the grund for it; or go to death ; and so good to come to the mines: for, look you, the aile pay it as valorously as I may, that sal I surely mines are not according to the disciplines of the do, that is the bretf and the long: Marry, I wad war; the concavities of it is not sufficient ; for, 15 full fain heard some question 'tween you tway. look you, th'athversary (you may discuss untothe Flu. Captain Macmorris, I think, look you, unduke, look you) is digt hinselt tour yards under der your correction, there is not many of your the countermines; by Cheshu, I think 'a will nation plow up al, it there is not petier directions. Nicc. Of my nation? What ish my nation? ish a

Gower. The duke of Gloster, to whom the order 20 villain, and a bastard, and a knare, and a rascal? of the siege is given, is altogether directed by an What ish my nation? Who talhs of my nation? Irishman; a very valiant gentleman, i' faith.

Flu. Look you, if you take the matter otherwise Flu. It is captain Macmorris, is it not ? than is meant, captain Macmorris, peradventure, I Gower. I think, it be.

shall think you do not use me with that atlability Flu. By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in the 'orld: 1|25 as in discretion you ought to use me, look you; will verity as much in his peard: he has no more being us goot a man as yourself, both in the discidirections in the true disciplines of the wars, look plines of wars, and in the derivation of my birth, you, of the Roman disciplines, than is a puppy- and in other particularities. dog.

Muc. I do not know you so good a man as my. Enter Mucmorris, and Captain Jamy. 30 self: so Chrish save me, I will cut off your head. Gower. Here 'a comes; and the Scots captain, Gower. Gentlemen, both, you will mistake each captain Jamy, with him.

Jother. Flu. Captain Jamy is a marvellous falorous Jamy. Au! that's a foul fault. [ 4 parley sounded. gentleman,that is certain; and of great expedition, Gotier. The town sounds a parley. and knowledge, in the ancient wars, upon my par-35 Flu. Captain Macmorris, when there is more ticular knowledge of his directions: by Cheshu, petter opportunity to be requir’d, look you, I will he will maintain his argument as well as any mi- be so hold as to tell you, I know the disciplines of litary man in the 'orld, in the disciplines of the war; and there's an end.

(Ereunt. pristine wars of the Romans.


say, gude-day, captain Fluellen. Flu. God-den to yourworship,goot captainJamy.

Before the Gates of Harfleur. Gower. How now, captain Macmorris? have Enter King Henry and his Train. you quit the inines? have the pioneers given o'er ? K. Henry. How yet resolves the governor of the Mac. By Chrish la, tish ill done: the work ish

town? give over, the trumpet sound the retreat. By my 45 This is the latest parle we will admit: hand, I swear, and by my father's seu!, the work ish Therefore, to our best mercy give yourselves: ill done; it ish give over: I would have blowed up Or, like to men proud of destruction, the town, so Chrish saveme, la, in an hour. Otish Defy us to our worst : for, as I am a soldier, ill done, tish ill done; by my hand, tish ill done! (Avame, that, in my thoughts, becomes me best)

Flu. Captain Macmorris, I peseech you now,50!|| begin the battery once again, will you voutsafe me, look you, a few dispu- I will not leave the half-atchiev'd Harfleur, tatious with you, as partly touching or con- 'Till in her ashes she lie buried. cerning the disciplines of the war, the Roman The gates of mercy shall be all shut up; wars, in the way of argument, look you, and And the riesli’dsoldier,--soughand hardofheart, friendly communication; partly, to satisfy my opi-(55)In liberty of bloody band, shall range nion, and partly, for the satisfaction, look With conscience wide as hell; mowing like grass iny mind, as touching the direction of the military Your fresh fair virgins, and your flowering infants. discipline; that is the point.

What is it then to me, if impious war,Jamy. It sall be very gud, gud feith, gud cap- Array'd in tiames, like to the prince of fiends, tains bath: and I sall quit you with gud leve, asjôo Do, with his smirch'd complesion, all fell feats I inay pick occasion; that sall I, marry:

Evlink'd to waste and desolation? Mac. It is no time to discourse, so Chrish What is't to me, when you yourselves are cause, That is, he will blow up all. ? That is, I shall requite you, answer you.


you, of


If your pure maidens fall into the hand

Alice. C'est bien dit, madume; il est fort bon Of hot and forcing violation?

Kath. Dites mny en Anglois, le brus. [Anglois. What rein can hold licentious wickedness,

Alice. De arm, madame.
When down the hill he holds his fierce career? Kath. Et le coude.
We may as bootless spend our vain command 5 | Alice. De elbow'.
Upon the enraged soldiers in their spoil,

Kath. De elbow. Je m' en fuitz la repetition de As send precepts to the Leviathan

tous le mots, que rous m'avez appris des à present. To come ashore. Therefore, you men of Barsleur, Alice. Il est trop difficile, madıme, comme je pense. Take pity of your town, and of your people, Kath. Ercusez moy, Alice; escoutez: De hand, Whiles yet iny soldiers are in mny coinmand ; 10 de fingre, de nails, de arm, de bilbow. Whiles yet the cool and temperate wind of grace

Alice. De elbow, madame. O’er-blows the filthy and contagious clouds kath. O Seigneur Dieu ! je m'en oublie; De Of heady murder, spoil, and villainy.

elbow. Comment appellez tous le cob? If not, why, in a moment, look to see

Alice. De neck, mudame.
The blind and bloody soldier with foul hand 15 Kath. De neck: Et le menton ?
Dehle the locks of your shrill-shrieking daughters;

Alice, De chin.
Your fathers taken by the silver beards,

Kath. De sin. Lecol, de nech: lo menton, de sin. And their most reverend heads dash'd to the walls; Alice. Ouy. Sauf vostre honneur; en rerité, Your naked infants spitted upon piker;

vous prononçez le mots aussi droict que les nuitijs Whiles the mad mothers with their hɔwis confus'a 20 d'Angleterre. Do break the clouds, as did the wives of Jeury

Kath. Je ne doute point d'apprendre par loo At Herod’s bloody-lunting slaughtermen. grace de Dieu; f en peu de temps. What say you will you yield, and this avoid? Alice. N'avez tous pas deja oublié ce que je Or, guilty in defence, be ihus destroy'd ? vous ay enseignée ?

Enter Gorernor', upon the Walls. 25 Kath. Non, je reciteray à vous promptement.
Gov. Our expectation hath this day an end: De hand, de tingre, de mails.
The Dauphin, whom of succour we entreated, Alice. De nails, mudame.
Returns us--that his powers are not yet ready

Kath. De nails, de arm, de ilbox.
To raise so great a siege. Therefore, dread King, Alice. Sauf vostre homeur, de elbow.
We yield our town, and lives, to thy soft mercy; 30

Kath. Ainsi disje; de elbow, de peck,et de sin;
Enter our gates; dispose of us, and ours; Comment arpóllez vous les pieds &: la robe ?
For we no longer are defensible.

Alice. Ji foot, mudame; & de con. K.Henry.Open yourgates.--Come,uncle Exeter, Kath. De foot, ai de con? O Seigneur Dieu ! Go you and enter Hartleur; there remain, ces sont mots de son maurais, corruptible, grosse, And fortity it strongly 'gainst the French: 35 et impudique, di non pour les dumes d'honneur Use inercy to them all. For us, dear uncle,

d'user : Je ne roudrois prononcer ces mots devant The winter coming on, and sickness growing les seigneurs de France, pour tout le monde. Il Upon our soldiers.--we'll retire to Calais. faut de foot, d: de con, ncant-moins. Jereciterai Tö-night in Harfleur will we be your guest; une autre fois ma lecon ensemble : De hand, de To-morrow for the march are we addrest. 40 fingre, de nails, de arm, de elbow, ne neck, de

(Flourish, and enter the town. sin, de foot, de con. S CE N E IV.

Alice. Excellent, madame!

Kath. C'est assez pour une fois; allons nous à The French Canip. disner.

[Ereunt. Erter Katharine and an old Gentlewoman. 45

SCENE V. Kath. Alice, tu as esté en Angleterre, o tu

Presence-Chamber in the French Court. parles bien le language. Alice. Un peu, madume.

Enter the King of France,the Dauphin, Duke of Kath. Je ie prie, m'enseignez; il faut qui Bourbon, the Constable of France, and others. j'apprenne à parler. Comment appellez vous lu30 Fr. King. 'Tis certain, he hath pass’d the river main, en Anglois ?

Somme. Alice. La main ? elle est appellée, de hand. Con. And if he be not fought withal, iny lord, kath. De band. Et les doigts.?

Let us not live in France; let us quit all, Alice. Les doig's? ma joye, je oublie les And give our vineyards to a barbarous people. doigts; mais je ne souviendray. Les doigts ? 55 Diu. O Dieu rirant! shall a few sprays of je pense, qu'ils sont appellé de ingres; ouy, de

Us, lingers; oui de fingers.

The emptying of our father's luxury',Kath. La main, de hand; les doigts, de fingres. Our syons, put in wild and savage stock, Je pense, que je suis le bon escolier. J'ay gagnée Sprout up so suddenly into the couds, deux mois d'Anglois vistement. Comment appel-60 and over-grow their grafters? (bastards! lez vous les ongles?

Bour. Normans, but bastard Normans, Norman Alice. Dis ongles ? les appellons, de nails. Mort de ma rie! it thus they march along

Kath. De nails. Escoutez : dites moy, si je Cufought withal, but I will sell my dukedom, parle bien : de hand, de tingres, de nails. To buy a slobbery and a dirty farm

'To averblow is to drite away, or to keep off. ?i.e. prepared. In this place, as in others, luxury means best. 1. e. uncultivated, or wild.


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