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Hot. Fourtie let it be.
Dowg. Talke not of dying, I am out of feare
Enter Faistalffe and Bardoll.
Fall. Bardoll, get thee before to Gouentry, fill mee a bottle of sacke, cur souldiers shall march through; weele to Suttontop-hill to night. Bar. Will you give me money captaine ? Fall. Lay out, lay out. Bar. This bottle makes an angell.
Falf. And if it do, take it for thy labour, and if it make twentie, take them all, Ile answere the coynage ; bid my lieutenant Peto meete me a townes end. Bar. I will captaine : farewell.
Exit. Fall. If I be * ashamed of my souldiers, I am a fowft gurnet; I haue misused the kinges presse damuably. I haue got in exchange of 150 souldiers, 300 and odde pounds. I presse me zone but good housholders, yeomens fonnes, inquire me our contracted batchelers, such as had been askt twice on the banes; such a commoditie of warme Naues, as had as leiue heare the diuell as a drumme, such as feare the report of a caliuer, worse then a strook-foole, or a hurt wild-ducke : I prest me none but such tosts and butter, with heartes in their bellies no bigger then pins heads, and they haue bought out their seruises: and now, my whole charge consistes of ancients, corporals, lieutenants, gentlemen of companies, Nayes as ragged as Lazarus in the painted cloth where the gluttons dogs
licked his sores: and such as indeed were neuer souldiers, but discarded vniuft feruingmen, yonger fonnes to yonger brothers, reuolted tapsters and oftlers tradefalne, the cankers of a calme world, and long peace, ten times more dishonorable ragged, then an old facade ancient; and such haue I to fill vp the roomes of them as haue bought out their seruices, that you would thinke, that I had a hundred and fiftie tottered prodigals, lately come from swine-keeping, from eating draffe and huskes. A madd fellow met me on the way, and told me I had vnloaded all the gibbets, and prest the dead bodies. No eye hath seene such skar-crowes. Ile not march through Couentry with them, that's flat : nay, and the villaines march wide betwixt the legs, as if they had gyues on, for indeed, I had the most of them out of prison; there's not a shirt and a halfe in all my company, and the halfe shirt is two napkins tackt togeather, and throwne ouer the shoulders like a hearalds coate without sleeues; and the shirt to say the truth, stolne from my host of S. Albones, or the red-nose In-keeper of Dauinntry *: but that's all one, they'le finde linnen enough on euery hedge.
Enter the prince, and the lord of Westmerland.
Fal. What Hal? how now mad wag, what a diuell doft thou in Warwick.fbire ? my good L. of Westmerland, I cry you mercy, I thought your honour had already bin at Shrewesburie.
Weft. Fayth, fir lohn, t'is more then time that I were there, and you too; but my powers are there already: the king I can you t, lookes for vs all; we must away all night.
Fal. Tut, neuer feare tell me, I am as vigilaot as a cat, to steale creame.
Prin. I thinke to steale creame indeed, for thy theft hath already made thee butter : but tell me, lacke, whose fellowes are there that come after ?
Fals. Mine Hal, mine.
Fall. Tut, tut, good enough to tosse, food for powder, food for powder, they'le fill a pit as well as better : tuh man, mortall men, mortail men.
Weft. I, but, fir lohn, mee-thinkes they are exceeding poore and bare, too beggarly.
Fal. Faith, for their pouerty, I know not where they had
And for their barenes, I am sure they never learnt that of me.
Pri. No, lle be sworne, vnlelse you cal three fingers on * the ribs bare: but firra, make hast, Percy is already in the field.
Fal. Well, to the latter end of a fray, and the beginning of a fealt, fits a dull fighter, and a keene guest.
Enter Hotspur, Worcester, Dowglas, and Vernon.
Dow. You do not counsell well :
Ver. Doe me no sander, Dowglas, by my life,
Dow. Yea or to night.
Ver. Come, come, it may not be.
Hot. So are the horses of the enemie,
Wor. The number of the king exceedeth ours
The trumpet sounds a parley. Enter fir Walter Blunc.
Hot. Welcome, fir Walter Blunt : and would to God
Blunt. And God defend, but still I should stand so.
Hot. The king is kind: and well we know, the king,
I bisa | Attended,