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Fal. Did'st thou ? lord, lord, how the world is giv'n to lying! I grant you, I was down, and out of breath, and so was he ; but we rose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock : if I may be believed, fo; if not, let them, that should reward valour, bear the fin upon their own heads. I'll take't on 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
P. Henry. This is the strangest fellow, brother John..
[A retreat is founded.
Fal. I'll follow, as they fay, for reward. He that rewards me, heav'n reward him !'If I do grow great, I'll : grow less; for I'll purge, and leave fack, and live cleanly, as a noble man should do.
[Exit. The Trumpets found. Enter King Henry, Prince of Wales,
Lord John of Lancaster, Earl of Westmorland, with
K. Henry. Thus ever did Rebellion find rebuke.
Wor. What I have done, my saftey urg'd me to;
Other Offenders we will pause upon.
[Exeunt Worcester and Vernon, guarded. How goes the field ?
P. Henry. The gallant Scot, lord Doruglas, when he saw The fortune of the day quite turned from him, The noble Percy Nain and all his men Upon the foot of fear, fled with the rest; And, falling from a hill, he was so bruis’d, That the pursuers took him. At my Tent The Douglas is, and, I beseech your Grace, I may dispose of him.
K. Henry. With all my heart.
P. Henry. Then, brother John of Lancaster, to you This honourable bounty shall belong : Go to the Dowglas, and deliver him Up to his pleasure, ranfomless and free: His valour shewn upon our crefts to day, Hath taught us
how to cherish such high deeds), Ev'n in the bosom of our adversaries.
Lan. I thank your Grace for this high courtefiez. Which I shall give away immediately. K. Henry. Then this remains; that we divide our:
Power, You son John, and my coufin Weftmorland; Tow'rds York shall bend you, with your deareft speed, To meet Northumberland, and Prelate Scroop, Who, as we hear, are busily in arms. My self and You, fon Harry, will towards Walesy, To fight with Glendower and the Earl of Manche. Rebellion in this Land shall lose his sway, Meeting the check of such another day; And since this business so far fair is done, Let us not leave, till all our own be won. LExeunte