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P. Hen. Thou speak'st as if I would deny my name. * Hot. My name is Harry Percy.
P. Hen. Why, then I see
Hot. Nor shall it, Harry, for the hour is come
Ď. Hen. I'll make it greater ere I part from thee;
Enter FALSTAFF. Fal. Well said, Hal! to it, Hal!-Nay, you shall find no boy's play here, I can tell you. Enter DOUGLAS; he fights with FALSTAFF, who falls down as if he were dead, and exit DOUGLAS. HOTSPUR IS wounded, and falls.
Hot. O, Harry, thou hast robb'd me of my youth: I better brook the loss of brittle life, Than those proud titles thou hast won of me; They wound my thoughts worse than thy sword my flesh: . But thought's the slave of life, and life time's fool; And time, that takes survey of all the world, Must have a stop. O, I could prophesy, But that the earthy and cold hand of death Lies on my tongue : No, Percy, thou art dust, And food for
[ Dies P. Hen. For worms, brave Percy: Fare thee well, great heart !Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that this body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound; But now, two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough :This earth, that bears thee dead, Bears not alive so stout a gentleman. If thou wert sensible of courtesy, I should not make so dear a show of zeal :But let my favours* hide thy mangled face; And, even in thy behalf, I'll thank myself For doing these fair rites of tenderness. Adieu, and take thy praise with thee to heaven ! Thy ignomy sleep with thee in the grave, But not remember'd in thy epitaph !
[He sees FALSTAFF on the ground.
What! old acquaintance ! could not all this flesh
[Exit. Fal. [rising slowly). Embowelled ! if thou embowel me today, I'll give you leave to powdert me and eat me too, to-morrow. 'Sblood, 'twas time to counterfeit, or that hot termagant Scot had paid me scot and lot too. Counterfeit! I lie, I am no coun-terfeit: To die, is to be a counterfeit; for he is but the counterfeit of a man, who hath not the life of a man: but to counterfeit dying, when a man thereby liveth, is to be no counterfeit, but the true and perfect image of life indeed. The better part of valour is-discretion; in the which better part, I have saved my life. 'Zounds, I am afraid of this gunpowder Percy, though he be dead: How, if he should counterfeit too, and rise ? I am afraid, he would prove the better counterfeit. Therefore I'll make him sure: yea, and I'll swear I killed him. Why may not he rise, as well as I ? Nothing confutes me but eyes, and nobody sees me. Therefore, sirrah (stabbing him), with a new wound in your thigh, come you along with me.
[Takes HOTSPUR on his back. Re-enter PRINCE HENRY, and PRINCE JOHN. P. Hen. Come, brother John, full bravely last thou fleshed Thy maiden sword.
Þ. John. But, soft! whom have we here?
P. Hen. I did; I saw him dead, breathless and bleeding
Fal. No, that's certain ; I am not a double man: but if I be not Jack Falstaff, then am I a Jack. There is Percy (throwing the body down]: if your father will do me any honour, so ; if not, let him kill the next Perey himself. I look to be either earl or duke, I can assure you.
P. Hen. Why, Percy I killed myself, and saw thee dead.
Fal. Didst thou ?—Lord, lord, how this world is given to lying !-I grant you, I was down, and out of breath; and so was he: but we arose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock. If I may be believed, so; if not, let them, that should reward valour, bear the sin upon their own heads. I'll take it upon my death, I gave him this wound in the thigh : if the man were alive and would deny it, I would make him eat. a piece of my sword. * I. e. for embalming.
P. John. This is the strangest tale that e'er I heard.
P. Hen. This is the strangest fellow, brother John, Come, bring your luggage nobly on your back : For my part, if a lie may do thee grace, I'll gild it with the happiest terms I have. [A retreat is sounded, The trumpet sounds retreat, the day is ours, Come, brother, let's to the highest of the field, To see what friends are living, who are dead.
(Exeunt PRINCE HENRY and PRINCE JOHN, Fal. I'll follow, as they say for reward. He that rewards me, God reward him; If I do grow great, I'll grow less; for I'll purge, and leave sack, and live cleanly, as a nobleman should do.
[Exit, bearing off the body. SCENE V.-Another part of the Field. The Trumpets sound.-Enter KING HENRY, PRINCE HENRY,
PRINCE JOHN, WESTMORELAND, and others, with WORCESTER and VERNON, prisoners.
K. Hen. Thus ever did rebellion find rebuke.--
Wor. What I have done, my safety urged me to;
K. Hen, Bear Worcester to the death, and Vernon too;
[Exeunt WORCESTER and VERNON, guarded. How goes the field ?
P. ten. The noble Scot, lord Douglas, when he saw
K. Hen. With all my heart.
P. Hen. Then, brother John of Lancaster to you
K. Hen. Then this remains,—that we divide our power.-
To fight with Glendower, and the earl of March.
KING HENRY IV.
PERSONS REPRESENTED. KING HENRY THE FOURTH. | TRAVERS and MORTON, DomesHENRY, Prince of Wales,
tics of Northumberland. afterwards King Henry
FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, PISTOL,
and PAGE. THOMAS, Duke of Cla
POINS and PETO, Attendants or rence,
Prince Henry. PRINCE JOHN OF LAN.
SHALLOW and SILENCE, Country CASTER, afterwards (2 Shis Sons. Justices. Henry V.) Duke of Bed
DAVY, Servant to Shallow. ford,
MOULDY, SHADOW, WART, FEEPRINCE HUMPHREY
BLE, and BULLCALF, Recruits. OF GLOSTER, after
FANG and SNARE, Sherif's Offi. wards (2 Henry V. Duke
cers. of Gloster,
RUMOUR. EARL OF WARWICK,
A PORTER. EARL OF WESTMOREL
7 of the - King's
A DANCER, Speaker of the EpiLAND,
to the LORD MOWBRAY,
| LORDS and other ATTENDANTS; LORD HASTINGS,
OFFICERS, SOLDIERS, MESSENGER, LORD BARDOLPH,
DRAWERS, BEADLES, GROOMS, &c. SIR JOHN COLEVÍLE,
Enter RUMOUR, painted full of Tongues.