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Like strengthlees húnges, buckle under life Derives from heaven his quarrel, and his cause; Impatient of his fii, breaks like a fire

Tells them, he doth bestride a bleeding land, Out of his keeper's arms; even so my limhs, Gasping for life under great Bolingbroke; Weaken’d with grief, being now enrag'd with grief, And more, and less, do nock to follow him. Ale thrice themselves; hence therefore, thou nice? North. 'I knew of this before; but, to speak truting crutch;

This present grief had wip'd it from my mind. A scalv gauntlet now, with joints of steel, Go in with me; and counsel every man Mus! love this handi and hence, thou sickly quoif;? The aptest way for safety, and revenge: 'Thou art a guard too wanton for the head, Get posts, and letters, and make friends with speed; Which princes, tiesh'd with conquest, aim to hit. Never so few, and never yet more need. (Exeunt. N »w bind ny brows with iron; and approach The ragved'st hour that time and spite dare bring, SCENE II.-London. A street. Enler Sir John To foil upon the enrag'd Northumberland!

Falstaff, with his Page bearing his sword and

buckler. Let heaven kiss earth! Now let not nature's hand Keep the wild food confin'd! let order die! Fal. Sirrah, you giant, what says the doctor to And let this world no longer be a stage,

my water? To fced contention in a lingering act;

Page. He said, sir, the water itself was a good But let one spirit of the first-born Cain

healthy water: but, for the party that owed' it, he Reign in all bosoms, thal, each heart being set might have more diseases than he knew for. On blocdy courses, the rude scene may end,

Fal. Men of all sorts take a pride to gird' at me; And darkness be the burier of the dead!

The brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is Tra. This strained passion doth you wrong, my not able to vent any thing that tends to laughter, lord.

more than I invent, or is invented on me: I am not Bard. Sweet earl, divorce not wisdom from your only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in honour.

other men. I do here walk before thee, like a sow, Nor. The lives of all your loving complices that hath o'erwhelmed all her litter but one. If the Lean on your health ; the which, if you give o'er prince put thee into my service for any other reason To stormy passion, must perforce decay.

ihan to set me off, why then I have no judgment. You cast the event of war, my noble lord, Thou whoreson mandrake,' thou art filter to be And summ'd the account of chance, before you worn in my cap, than to wait at my heels. I was said,

never manned with an agatelo till now: but I will Let us make head. It was your presurmise, set you neither in geld nor silver, but in vile appaThat in the dole of blows your son inight drop: rel, and send you back again to your master, for a You knew, he walk'd o'er perils, on an edge, jewel; the juvenal, the prince your master, whose More likely to fall in, than to get o’er:

chin is not yet fledged. I will sooner have a beard You were advis'), his flesh was capable

grow in the palm of my hand, than he shall get one Of wounds, and scars; and that his forward spirits on his cheek; and yet he will not stick to say, his Would lift him where most trade of danger rang'd; face is a face royal: God may finish it when he Yet did you say,-Go forth; and none of this, will, it is not a hair amiss yet : he may keep it still Thouch strongly apprehended, could restrain as a face-royal, for a barber shall never earn sixThe stiff-borne action: What hath then befallen, pence out of it; and yet he will be crowing, as ir Or what hath this bold enterprise brought forth, he had writ man ever since his father was a bacheMore than that being which was like to be ? lor. He may keep his own grace, but he is almost

Bard. We all, that are engaged to this lose, out of mine, I can assure him.-IVhat said knew that we ventur'd on such danyerous seas, master Dumbleton about the satin, for my short That, if we wrought out life, 'twas ten to one: cloak, and slops ? And wet we ventur'd, for the gain propos'd

Page. He said, sir, you should procure him betChok'd the respect of likely peril fear'd; ter assurance than Bardolph: he would not take And, since we are o’erset, venture again.

his bond and yours; he liked not the security. Come, we will all put forth ; body, and goods. Fal. Let bim be damned like a glutton! may Mor. 'Tis more than time: And, my most noble his tongue be hotlır!-A whoreson Achilophel ! a lord,

rascally yen-forsooth knave! to bear a gentleman I hear for certain, and do speak the truth, in hand, and ther stand upon security!—The whoreThe gentle archbishop of York is up,

son smooth-pales do now wear nothing but high With well-appointed powers ;' he is a man, shoes, and bunches of keys at their girdles; and if Who with a double stirety binds his followers. a man is thorough with them in honest taking up, My lord your son had only but the corps, then they must stand upon---security. I had as But shadows, and the shows of men, to fight: lief they would put ratsbane in my mouth, as offer For that same word, rebellion, did divide to stop it wilh security. I looked he should have The action of their bodies from their souls ; sent me two and twenty yards of satin, as I am a And they did fight with queasiness, constrain'd, true knight, and he sends me security. Well, he As men drink potions; that their weapons only may sleep in security; for he hath the horn of Seem'd on our side, but, for their spirits and souls, abundance, and the lightness of his wife shines This word, rebellion, it had froze them up, through it: and yet cannot be see, though he As fish are in a pond: But now the bishop have his own lantern to light him. -Where's Turns insurrection to religion :

Bardolph? Sipoosid sincere and holy in his thoughts,

Page. He's gone into Smithfield, to buy your He's follow'd both with body and with mind; worship a horse. And doth enlarge his rising with the blood

Fal. 'I bourht him in Paul's, and he'll buy me a of fair king Richard, scrap'd from Pomfret stones; horse in Smithfield: an I could get me but a wife

(1) Trifling. (2) Cap. (3) Distribution, (9) A root supposed to have the shape of a man. (4) Forces.

(5) Against their stomachs. (10) A little figure cut in an agate, (6) Greater. 17) Owned. (8) Gibe. (11) In their debt.

in the stews, I were manned, horsed, and wived." Ch. Just. I think, you are fallen into the dis

ease ; for you hear not what I say to you. Enter the Lord Chief Justice, and an attendant.

Fal. Very well, my lord, very well : rather, an't Page. Sir, here comes the nobleman that com- please you, it is the disease of not listening, the mitted the prince for striking him about Bardolph. malady of not marking, that I am troubled withal

. Fal. Wait close; I will not see him.

Ch. Just. To punish you by the heels, would Ch, Just. What's he that goes there?

amend the attention of your ears; and I care nol, Alten. Falstaff, an't please your lordship. if I become your physician. Ch. Just. He that was in question for the robbery? Fal. I am as poor as Job, my lord; but not so

Alten. He, my lord: but he hath since done patient: your lordship may minister the potion of good service at Shrewsbury; and, as I hear, is imprisonment to me, in respect of poverty; but now going with some charge to the lord John of how I should be your patient to follow your pre Lancaster.

scriptions, the wise may make some dram of a Ch. Just. What, to York ? Call him back again. scruple, or, indeed, a scruple itself. Allen. Sir John Falstaff!

Ch. Just. I sent for you, when there were matFrl. Boy, tell him, I am deal.

ters against you for your life, to come speak with Page. You must speak louder, my master is deal. me.

Ch. Just. I am sure, he is, to the hearing of any Fal. As I was then advised by my learned counthing good.-Go, pluck him by the elbow; I must sel in the laws of this land-service, I did not come. speak with him.

Ch. Just. Well, the truth is, sir John, you live Alten. Sir John,

in great insamy. Fal. What! a young knave, and beg! Is there Fal. He that buckles him in my belt, cannot not wars ? is there not employment? Doth not the live in less. king lack subjects? do not the rebels need sol. Ch. Just. Your means are very slender, and diers? Though it be a shame to be on any side your waste is great. but one, it is worse shame to beg than to be on the Fal. I would it were otherwise; I would my worst side, were it worse than the name of rebel- means were greater, and my waist slenderer. Jion can tell how to make it.

Ch. Just. You have misled the youthful prince. Alten. You mistake me, sir.

Fal. The young prince hath misled me: I am Fa!. Why, sir, did I say you were an honest the fellow with the great belly, and he my dog. man? setting my knighthood and my soldiership Ch. Just. Well, I am loath to gall a new-healed aside, I had lied in my throat if I had said so. wound; your day's service at Shrewsbury hath a

Alien. I pray you, sir, then set your knighthood little gilded over your night's exploit on Gads-hill: and your soldiership aside; and give me leave to you may thank the unquiet time for your quiet o'er. tell you, you lie in your throat, if you say I am any posting that action. other than an honest man.

Fal. lord ? Fal. I give thee leave to tell me so! I lay aside Ch. Just. But since all is well, keep it so: wake that which grows to me! If thou gett'st any leave not a sleeping wolf. of me, hang me; is thou takest leave, thou wert Fal. To wake a wolf, is as bad as to smell a fox. better be hanged: You hunt-counter, hence ! Ch. Just. What! you are as a candle, the belavaunt!

ter part burnt out. Atten. Sir, my lord would speak with you. Fal. A wassel candle, my lord; all tallow: if Ch. Just, Sir John Falstaff, a word with you. I did say of wax, my growth would approve the

Fal. My good lord !-God give your lordship truth. good time of day. I am glad to see your lordship Ch. Just. There is not a white hair on your face, abroad: I heard say, your lordship was sick : but should have his effect of gravity. hope your lordship goes abroad by advice. Your Fal. His effect of gravy, gravy, gravy. Jordship, though not clean past your youth, hath Ch. Jusl. You follow ihe young prince up and yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the down, like his ill angel. saltness of time ; and I most humbly beseech your Fal. Not so, my lord; your ill angel is light; lordship, to have a reverend care of your health. but, I hope, he that looks upon me, will take me

Ch. Just. Sir John, I sent for you before your without weighing: and yet, in some respects, I expedition to Shrewsbury:

grant, I cannot go, I cannot tell :: Virtue is of so Fal. An't please your lordship, I hear, his ma- little regard in these coster-monger times, that true jesty is returned with some discomfort from Wales. valour is turned bear-herd : Pregnancy is made a

Ch. Just. I talk not of his majesty :-You would tapster, and hath his quick wit wasted in giving not come when I sent for you.

reckonings : all the other girls appertinent to man; Fal. And I hear moreover, his highness is fallen as the malice of this age shapes them, are not into this same whoreson apoplexy:

worth a gooseberry. You, that are old, consider Ch. Just. Well, heaven mend him! I pray, let not the capacities of us that are young: you me speak with you.

measure the heat of our livers with the bitterness of Fal. This appplexy is, as I take it, a kind of your galls: and we that are in the raward' of our lethargy, an't please your lordship; a kind of sleep-youth, I must confess, are wags too. ing in the blood, a whoreson tingling.

Ch. Just. Do vou set down your name in the Ch. Just. What tell you me of it? be it as it is. scroll of youth, that are written down old with all Fal . It hath its original from much grief; from the

characters of age ? Have you not a moist eye? study, and perturbation of the brain : I have read a dry hand? a yellow cheek? a white beard? : the cause of his effects in Galen ; it is a kind of decreasing leg? an increasing belly? Is not your deafness.

voice broken ? your wind short ? your chin double? (1) Alluding to an old proverb : Who goes to (2) A catch-pole or bum-bailiff. Westminster for a wife, to St. Paul's for a man, (3) A large candle for a seast. and to Smithfield for a horse, may meet with a (4) The coin called an angel. (5) Pass current. wbore, a knave, and a jade.

(6) Readiness.


17) Forepart.


our means ;

your wit single?' and every part about you blasted wit will make use of any thing; I will turn diswith antiquity ?? and will you yet call yourself eases to commodity.

(Erit. young? Fie, fie, fie, sir John !

Fal. My lord, I' was born about three of the SCENE III.-York. A room in the archbishop's clock in the afternoon, with a white head, and palace. Enter the archbishop of York, the lords something a round belly. For my voice, I have

Hastings, Mowbray, and Bardolph. lost it with hollaing, and singing of anthems. To

Arch. Thus have you heard our cause, and known approve my youth further, I will not: the truth is, I am only old in judgment and understanding And, my most noble friends, I pray you all, and he that will caper with me for a thousand Speak plainly your opinions of our hopes :marks, let him lend me the money, and have at And first, lord marshal, what say you to it? him. For the box o'the ear that the prince gave Morb. I well allow the occasion of our arms : you-he gave it like a rude prince, and you took But gladly would be better satisfied, it like a sensible lord. I have check'd him for it; How, in our means, we should advance ourselves and the young lion repents: marry, not in ashes, To look with forehead bold and big enough and sackcloth; but in new silk, and old sack.

Upon the power and puissance of the king. Ch. Just. Well, heaven send the prince a better Fast. Our present musters grow upon the file companion !

To live and twenty thousand men of choice;
Fal. Heaven send the companion a better prince ! And our supplies live largely in the hope
I cannot rid my hands of him.

Of great Northumberland, whose bosom burns Ch. Just. Well, the king hath severed you and with an incensed fire of injuries. prince Harry: I hear, you are going with lord Bard. The question then, lord Hastings, standJohn of Lancaster, against the archbishop, and eth thus ;the earl of Northumberland.

Whether our present five and twenty thousand Fal. Yea; I thank your pretty sweet wit for it. May hold up head without Northumberland. But look you pray, all you that kiss my lady peace Hast. With him, we may. at home, that our armies join not in a hot day! Bard.

Ay, marry, there's the point : for, by the Lord, I take but two shirts out with me, But, if without him we be thought too feeble, and I mean not to sweat extraordinarily: if it be My judgment is, we should not step too far a hot day, an I brandish any thing but my bottle, Till we had his assistance by the hand : I would I might never spit white again. There is For, in a theme so bloody-fac'd as this, not a dangerous action can peep out his head, but Conjecture, expectation, and surmise. I am thrust upon it: Well, I cannot last ever : Of aids uncertain, should not be admitted. But it was always yet the trick of our English na Arch. 'Tis very true, lord Bardolph; for, indeed, tion, if they have a good thing, to make it too com- It was young Hotspur's case at Shrewsbury: mon. If you will needs say, I am an old man, you Bard. It was, my lord; who lin’d himself with should give me rest. I would to God, my name hope, were not so terrible to the enemy as it is. I were Eating the air on promise of supply, better to be eaten to death with rust, than to be Flattering himself with project of a power scoured to nothing with perpetual motion. Much smaller than the smallest of his thoughts:

Ch. Just. Well, be honest, be honest; And God And so, with great imagination, bless your expedition!

Proper to madmen, led his powers to death, Fal. Will your lordship lend me a thousand And, winking, leap'd into destruction. pound, to furnish me forth?

Hast. But, by your leave it never yet did hurt, Ch. Just. Not a penny, not a penny; you are To lay down' likelihoods, and forms of hope. too impatient to bear crosses. Fare you well : Bard. Yes, in this present quality of war;Commend me to my cousin Westmoreland. Indeed the instant action (a cause on foot,)

(Ereunt Chief Justice and Attendant. Lives so in hope, as in an early spring Fal. If I do, fillip me with a three-man beetle.:-- We see the appearing buds; which, to prove fruit, A man can no more separate age and covetous. Hope gives not so much warrant, as despair, ness, than he can part young limbs and lechery: That frosts will bite them. When we mean to build, but the gout galls the one, and the pox pinches the We first survey the plot, then draw the model; other; and 80 both the degrees prevents my And when we see the figure of the house, curses.-Boy!

Then must we rate the cost of the erection : Page. Sir?

Which if we find outweighs ability, Fal. What money is in my purse ?

What do we then, but draw anew the model Page. Seven groats and two-pence.

In fewer offices; or, at least, desist Fal. I can get no remedy against this consumpTo build at all ? Much more, in this great work tion of the purse :: borrowing only lingers and (Which is, almost, to pluck a kingdom down, lingers it out, but the disease is incurable...-Go, And set another up,) should we survey bear this letter to my lord of Lancaster; this to the plot of situation, and the model; the prince; this to the earl of Westmoreland ; and Consent upon a sure foundation ; this to old mistress Ursula, whom I have weekly Question surveyors; know our own estate, sworn to marry since ) perceived the first white How able such a work to undergo, hair on my chín: About it; you know where to To weigh against his opposite ; or else, find me. (Erit Page.) A pox of this gout! or, a We fortify in paper, and in figures, gout of this pox ! for the one, or the other, play; Using the names of men, instead of men: the rogue with my great toe. It is no matter, it I Like one, that draws the model of a house do halt; I have the wars for my colour, and my Beyond his power to build it; who, half through, pensions shall seem the more reasonable : A good Gives o'er, and leaves his part-created cost

A naked subject to the weeping clouds, (1) Small. (2) Old age.

And waste for churlish winier's tyranny. (3) A large wooden hammer so heavy as to require three men to wield i.

(4) Anticipate.

(6) Agroc.


Hast. Grant that our hopes (yet likely for fair Snare. Here, here. birth,

Fang. Snare, we must arrest sir John Falstaff. Should be still-born, and that we now possess'd Hosi. Yea, good master Snare; I have entered The utmost man of expectation;

him and all. I think, we are a body strong enough,

Snare. It may chance cost some of us our lives, Even as we are, lo equal with the king.

for he will stab. Bard. What is the king but five and twenty Host. Alas the day! take heed of him ; he thousand ?

stabbed me in mine own house, and that most Hast. To us, no more; nay, not so much, lord beastly: in good faith, a' cares not what mischief Bardolph.

he doih, it liis weapon be out: he will foins like For his divisions, as thc times do brawl, any devil; he will spare neither man, woman, nor Are in three heads : one power against the French, child. And one against Glendower; perforce, a third Fang. If I can close with him, I care not for Must take up us : So is the unlirm king

his thrust. In three divided ; and his coffers sound

Host. No, nor I neither: I'll be at your elbow. With hollow poverty and emptiness.

Fang. An I but tist him once; an a' come but Arch. Tnai he should draw his several strengths within my vice; 5 together,

Hust. I am undone by his going; I warrant you, And come against us in full puissance,

he's an infinitive thing upon my score :-hood Need not be dreaded.

master Fang, hold him sure ;-good inasier Snare, Hast.

If he should do so, let him not 'scape. He comes continually to PieHe leaves his back unarm’d, the French and Welsh corner, (saving your manhoods,) to buy a saddle; Baying him at the heels : never fear that. and he's indited io d ner to the lubbar's head in Bard. Who, is it like, should lead his forces Lumbert-stret i, to master Smooth's the silkman: 1 hither?

pray ye, since my exion is entered, and my case Hast. The duke of Lancaster, and Westmore- so openly known to the world, let him be brought land :

in to his answer. A hundred mark is a long loan Against the Welsh, himself, and Harry Monmouth: for a poor lone woman to bear: And I have borne But who is substituted 'gainst the French, and borne, and borne; and have been fubbed of I have no certain notice.

and fubbed off, and subbed off, from this day to Arch, Let us on ;

that day, that it is a shame to be thought on. There And publish the occasion of our arms.

is no honesty in such dealing; unless a woman The commonwealth is sick of their own choice, should be made an ass, and a beast, to bear every Their over-greedy love hath surfeited :

knave's wrong. A habitation giddy and unsure

Enter Sir John Falstaff, Page, and Bardolph. Hath he, that buildeth on the vulgar heart. O thou fond many!' with what loud applause

Yonder he comes; and that arrant ‘malmsey-nose Didst thou beat heaven with blessing Boling broke, knave, Bardolph, with him. Do your offices, do Before he was what thou would'st have him be? your oflices, master Fany, and master Snare; do And being now trimmn'd? in thine own desires,

me, do me, do me your offices. Thou, beastly feeder, art so full of him,

Fal. How now? whose mare's dead ? what's That thou provok'st thyself to cast him up.

the matter? So, so, thou common dog, didst thou disgorge Fang. Sir John, I arrest you at the suit of misThy glutton bosom of the royal Richard;

tress Quickly. And now thou would'st eat thy dead vomit up,

Fal. Aitav, varlets !-Draw, Bardolph; cut me And howl'st to find it. What trust is in these times ? off the villain's head; throw the quean in the They that, when Richard liv’d, would have him die, channel. Are now become enamour'd on his grave:

Host. Throw me in the channel? I'll throw thee Thou, that threw'st dust upon his goodly head,

in the channel. Wilt thou ? wilt thou ? thou baise When through proud London he came sighing on tardly rogue!-Murder, murder! O thou honete Alter the admired heels of Bolingbroke,

suckles villain! wilt thou kill God's officers, and Cry'st now, 0 earth, yield us that king again,

the king's ? O thou honey-seed' rogue! thou art a And take thou this ! O thoughts of men accurst!

honey-seed; a man-queller, and a woman-queller. Past, and to come, seem best; things present, worst.

Fal. Keep them off, Bardolph. Mowb. Shall we go draw our numbers, and set on?

Fang. A rescue! a rescue! Hasl. We are time's subjects, and time bids be

Host. Good people, bring a rescue or two.gone.

(Exeunt. Thou wo't, wo’t thou? thou wo't, wo'l thou ? da,

do, thou rogue! do, thou hemp-seed !

Fal. Away, you scullion! you rampallion! you

rustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe. ACT II.

Enter the Lord Chief Justice, attended. SCENE I.-London. A street. Enter Hostess;

Ch. Just. What's the matter ? keep the peace Fang, and his boy, with her; and Snare follow" here, ho! ing.

Host. Good my lord, be good to me! I beseech

yon, stand to me! Host. Master Fang, have you entered the action ? Ch. Just. How now, sir John ? what, are you Fang. It is entered.

brawling here? Hosi. Where is your yeoman ? Is it a lusty yeo-Doth this become your place, your time, and busiman? will a' stand to't?

ness? Fing. Sirrah, where's Snare ?

You should have been well on your way to YorkHost. O lord, ay: good master Snare. Stand from him, fellow; Wherefore hang'st den

on him (1) Multitude.

(2) Dress'd. (3) A bailiff's follower. (4) Thrust. (5) Grasp. (6) Homicidal. (7) Homicide.

Host. O my most worshipful lord, an't please! Gow. The king, my lord, and Harry prince of your grace, I am a poor widow of Eastcheap, and Wales he is arrested at my suit.

Are near at hand : the rest the paper tells. Ch. Just. For what sum?

Fal. As I am a gentleman ;Host. It is more than for some, my lord; it is for Host. Nay, you said so before. all, all I have: he hath eaten me out of house and Fal. As I am a gentleman;--Come, no more home; lie hath put all my substance into that fat words of it. belly of his :--but I will have some of it out again, Host. By this heavenly ground I tread on, I must or l’il ride thee o'nights, like the mare.

be fain to pawn both iny plate, and the tapestry of Fal. I think, I am as like to ride the mare, if I my dining-chambers. have any vantage of ground to get up.

Fal. Glasses, glasses, is the only drinking : and Ch. Just. How comes this, sir John? Fie! what for thy walls, -a pretty'slight drollery, or the story man of good temper would endure this tempest or of the prodigal, or the German hunting in waterexclamation? Are you not ashamed, to entorce a work, is worth a thousand of these bed-hangings, poor widow to so rough a course to come by her and these fly-bitten tapestries. Let it be ten pound, own?

if ihou canst. Come, an it were not for thy huFu. What is the gross sum that I owe thee ? mours, there is not a better wench in England.' Go,

Host. Marry, if thou wert an honest man, thy- wash thy face, and draw4 thy action: Come, thou sell, and the money too. Thou didst swear to me must not be in this humour with me; dost not know uron a parcel-gill' goblet, sitting in my Dolphin me? Come, come, I know thou wast set on to this. chamber, at the round table, by a sea-coal fire, Host. Pray thee, sir John, let it be but twenty upon Wednesday in Whitsun week, when the prince nobles; i'faith, I am loath to pawn my plate, in broke thy head for liking his father to a singing- good earnest, la. man of Windsor; thou didst swear to me then, as Fal. Let it alone; I'll make other shift: you'll I was washing thy wound, to marry me, and make be a fool still. me my lady thy wise. Cunst thou deny it? Did Host. Well, you shall have it, though I pawn my not good wise Keech, the butcher's wife, come in gown. I hope, you'll come to supper: You'll pay then, and call me gossip Quickly? coming in to me all together? borrow a mess of vinegar; telling us, she had a Fal. Will I live?-Go, with her, with her ; (To good dish of prawns; whereby thou didst desire to Bardolph.) hook on, hook on. eat some; whereby I told thee, they were ill for a Host. Will you have Doll Tear-sheet meet you green wound ? And didst thou not, when she was at supper? gone down stairs, desire me to be no more so fa Fal. No more words ; let's have her. miliarity with such poor people; saying, that ere

[Ereunt Host. Bard. officers, and page. long they should call me madam? And didst thou Ch. Just. I have heard better news. not kiss me, and bid me fetch thee thirty shillings? Fal. What's the news, my good lord ? I put thee now to thy book-oath; deny it, if thou Ch. Just. Where lay the king last night ? canst.

Gow. At Basingstoke, my lord. Fal. My lord, this is a poor mad soul; and she Fal. I hope, my lord, all's well: What's the 8195, up and down the town, that her eldest son is news, my lord? like you: she hath been in good case, and, the Ch. Just. Come all his forces back? truth is, poverty hath distracted her. But for these Gow. No; fifteen hundred foot, five hundred foolish olhcers, I beseech you, I may have redress

horse, against them.

Are march'd up to my lord of Lancaster, Ch. Just. Sir John, sir John, I am well acquaint- Against Northumberland, and the archbishop. ed with your manner of wrenching the true cause Fal. Comes the king back from Wales, my noble the false way. It is not a confident brow, nor the lord ? throng of words that corne with such more than Ch. Just. You shall have letters of me presently: impudent sauciness from you, can thrust me from Come, go along with me, good master Gower. a level consideration ; you have, as it appears to

Fal. My Jord! me, practised upon the easy-yielding spirit of this Ch. Just. What's the matter? woman, and made her serve your uses both in Fal. Master Gower, shall I entreat you with me purse and person.

to dinner? Host. Yea, in troth, my lord.

Gow. I must wait upon my good lord here: I Ch. Just. "Pr'ythee, peace:-Pay her the debt thank you, good sir Jolin. you owe her, and unpay the villany you have done Ch. Just. Sir John, you loiter here too long, with her; the one you may do with sterling money, being you are to take soldiers up in counties as and the other with current repentance.

you go, Fal. My lord, I will not undergo this snean? with Fal. Will you sup with me, master Gower! out reply. You call honourable boldness, impudent Ch. Just. What foolish master taught you these sauciness: if a man will make courl'sy, and say manners, esir John ? nothing, he is virtuous: No, my lord, my humble Fal. Master Gower, if they become me not, he duty remembered, I will not be your suitor; I say was a fool that taught them me. - This is the right to you, I do desire deliverance from these officers, fencing grace, my lord; tap for tap, and so part sair. being upon hasty employment in the king's affairs. Ch. Just. Now the Lord lighten thee! Thou art Ch. Just. You speak as having power to do a great fool.

(Ereunt. wrong: but answer in the effect of your reputation," and satisfy the poor woman,

SCENE II.-The same. Another street. Enter Fal. Come hither, hostess. (Taking her aside.

Prince Henry and Poins.

P. Hen. Trust me, I am exceeding weary. Enter Gower.

Poins. Is it come to that? I had thought weari. Ch. Just. Now, master Gower; What news ? ness durst not have attached one of so bigh blood. (1) Partly gilt. (2) Snub, check. (3) Suitable to your charcter. (4) Withdrana

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