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incarnate. 2uick. 'A could never abide carnation; 'twas a colour he never lik'd. Boy. A said once, the devil would have him about women. 2uick. 'A did in some sort, indeed, handle wo
men; but then he was rheumatic; and talk'd of
the whore of Babylon. Boy, Do you not remember, 'a saw a flea stick upon Bardolph's rose; and 'a said, it was a black soul burning in hell-fire? Bard. Well, the fuel is gone, that naintain'd that fire: that's all the riches I got in his service. Nym. Shall we shog: the king will be gone from Southampton. Pist. Coine, let's away.—My love, give me , thy lips. . I.ook to my chattels, and my moveables: Let senses rule; the word is, Pitch and pay’; Trust none; For oaths are straws, men's faiths are wafer-cakes, And hold-fast is the only dog, my duck; Therefore, caveto be thy counsellor. Go, clear thy crystals'.--Yoke-fellows in arms, Let us to France like hoise-leeches, my boys; To suck, to suck, the very blood to suck. Boy. And that is but unwholesome food, they
Boy.Yes, that a did; and said, the y were devils
(Though war, nor no known quarrel, were in
5|Whiles that his mountain sire, on mountain
Up in the air, crown'd with the golden sun, Saw his heroical seed, and smil'd to see him Mangle the work of nature, and deface
Had twenty years been made. This is a stem
Mess. Ambassadors from Henryking of England Do crave admittance to your majesty.
Fr. King. We'll give them present audience.—
- Go, and bring them. You see this chase is hotly follow'd, friends. Dau. Turn head, and stop pursuit: for coward
: i. e. how diffident and decent in
was a very proper one to Mrs. Quickly, who had * i.e. dry thine eyes. The 4to to it,08 reads, making objections.
. . . . . . Most
Of that black name, Edward black !. of .
she patterns that by God and by French fathers
Most spend their mouths”, when what they seem |For husbands, fathers, and betrothed lovers,
– soA C T III. 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: O, do but think,
Than that of thought. Suppose, that you have seen so stand upon the rivage", and behold
Embark his royalty; and his brave fleet For so appears this fleet o:
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. , ‘To chide is to re. sound, to echo. * The quartos 1600 and ió08, read musters. ‘The bank or shore. * i. e. +
your minds follow close after the navy. 6) r
Or past, or not arriv'd to, pith and puissance:
K. Henry. Once more unto the breach, dear|2:
- friends, once more; Or close the wall up with the English dead! In peace, there's nothing so becomes a man, As modest stillness, and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tyger ; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage: Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; Let it pry through the portage of the head, .. Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it, As fearfully, as doth a galled rock O'er-hing and jutty his confounded' base, Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide; Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit To his full height!—On, on, you noblest English, Whose blood is set from fathers of war-proof! Fathers, that, like so many Alexanders, Have, in these parts, from morn’till even fought, And sheath'd their sword for lack of argument". Dishonour not your mothers; now attest, That those, whom you call'dfathers, did beget you! Be copy now to men of grosser blood, [yeomen, And teach them how to war!—And you, good Whose limbs were made in England, shew ... The mettle of your pasture; let us swear [not; That you are worth your breeding: which I doubt For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
Pist. The plain-song is most just: for humours do abound; Knocks go and come; God's vassals drop and die; And sword and shield, In bloody field, Doth win immortal fame. Boy.’ Would I were in an ale-house in London : I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety. Pist. And I: If wishes would prevail with me, My purpose should not fail with me, But thither would I hye. Boy. As duly, but not astruly, as bird doth sing on bough. Enter Fluellen. Flu. 'Splood!—Up to the preaches, you rascals! will you not up to the preaches? Pist. Be merciful, great duke, to men of mould’t Abate thy rage, abate thy manly rage! [chuck! Good bawcock, bate thy rage! use lenity, sweet Nipn. These be good humours!—your honour wins bad humours. [Ereunt. Boy. As young as I am, I have observ'd these three swashers. I am boy to them all three; but all they three, though they would serve me, could not be man to me; for, indeed, three such anticks do not amount to a man. For Bardolph, he is white-liver'd, and red-fac'd; by the means whereof, 'a faces it out, but fights not. For Pistol,— he hath a killing tongue, and a quiet sword; by the means whereof 'a breaks words, and keeps whole weapons. For Nym, -he hath heard, that men of few words are the best” men; and therefore he scorns to say his prayers, lest 'a should be thought a coward: but his few bad words are match'd with as few good deeds; for a never broke any man's head but his own ; and that was against a post, when he was drunk. They will steal any thing, and call it—purchase. Bardolph stole a lute-case; bore it twelve leagues, and sold it for three-halfpence. Nym and Bardolph are sworn brothers in filching; and in Calais they stole a fire-shovel: I knew, by that piece of service,
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. The game's afoot;
* The staff to which the match is fixed when ordnance is fired.
the men would carry coals.” They would have
* 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.
is worn or wasted base.
“ i. e. matter, or subject.
to men of earth. "That is, bravest. " In Shakspeare's age, to carry coals, implied, to endure affronts.
* We should
’ i. e.
me as familiar with men's pockets, as their gloves or their handkerchiefs: which makes much against my manhood, if I should take from another's pocket, to put into mine; for it is plain pocketing up of wrongs. I must leave them, and seek some better service: their villainy goes against my weak stomach, and therefore Imust cast it up.[Erit Boy. Re-cnter Fluellen, Gower following. Gower. Captain Fluellen, you must coune presently to the mines: the duke of Gloster would speak with you. Flu. To the mines! Tell you the duke, it is not so good to come to the mines: for, look you, the mines are not according to the disciplines of the war; the concavities of it is not sufficient; for, look you, th’ athversary (you may discuss into the duke, look you) is digt himselt four yards under the countermines; by Cheshu, I think 'a will plow' up all, it there is not petter directions. Gower.The duke of Gloster, to whom the order of the siege is given, is altogether directed by an Irishman; a very valiant gentleman, i' faith. Flu. It is captain Macmorris, is it not : Gower. I think, it be. Flu. By Cheshu, he is an ass, as in the 'orld: I will verity as much in his peard: he has no more directions in the true disciplines of the wars, look à. of the Roman disciplines, than is a puppyog. 8 Enter Macmorris, and Captain Jamy. Gower. Here a comes; and the Scots captain, captain Jamy, with him. Flu. Captain Jamy is a marvellous falorous gentleman,that is certain; and of great expedition, and knowledge, in the aucient wars, upon my particular knowledge of his directions: by Cheshu, he will maintain his argument as well as any military man in the 'orld, in the disciplines of the pristine wars of the Romans. Jamy. I say, gude-day, captain Fluellen. Fu.God-dentoyourworship,gootcaptain.Jamy. Gower. How now, captain Macm.orris? have you quit the mines? have the pioneers given o'er: Mac. By Chrish la, tish ill done: the work ish ive over, the trumpet sound the retreat. By my hand, I swear, and by my father's soul, the work ish ill done; it ish give over: I would have blowed up the town, so Chrish saveme, la, in an hour. Otisi ill done, tish ill done; by my hand, tish ill done! Flu. Captain Macmorris, I peseech you now, will you youtsafe me, look you, a few dispu. tations with you, as o touching or concerning the disciplines of the war, the Roman wars, in the way of argument, look you, and friendly communication; partly, to satisfy my opinion, and partly, for the satisfaction, look you, of my mind, as touching the direction of the military discipline; that is the point. Jamy. It sall be very gud, gud feith, gud captains bath; and I sall quito you with gud leve, as I may pick occasion; that sall I, marry. Mac. It is no time to discourse, so Chrish save
* That is, he will blow up all. That is, I shall requite you, answer you.
o: the day is hot, and the weather, and the wars, and the king, and the dukes; it is no time to discourse. The town is beseech'd, and the trumpet calls us to the breach; and we talk, and by Chrish, do nothing; 'tis shame for us all: so God sa’ me, ’tis shame to stand still; it is shame, by my hand : and there is throats to be cut, and works to be done; and there ish nothing done, so Chrish sa’ me, la. Jamis. By the mess, ere theise eyes of mine take themselvesto slumber, aile do goodservice, oraile ligge i' the grund for it; or go to death; and aile pay it as valorously as I may, that sall surely do, that is the breff and the long: Marry, I wad full fain heard some question 'tween you tway. Flu. Captain Macm.orris, I think, look you, under your correction, there is not many of your nation— Mac. Of my nation? What ish my nation? ish a villain, and a bastard, and a knave, and a rascal? What ish my nation Who talks of my nation: Flu. Look you, if you take the matter otherwise than is meant, captain Macmorris, peradventure, I shall think you do not use me with that atlability as in discretion you ought to use me, look you; being as goot a man as yourself, both in the disciplines of wars, and in the derivation of my birth, and in other particularities. Mac. I do not know you so good a man as myself: so Chrish save me, I will cut off your head. Gower. Gentlemen, both, you will mistake each other. Jamy. Au! that's a foul fault.[4 parley sounded. Gower. The town sounds a parley. Flu. Captain Macmorris, when there is more petter opportunity to be requir’d, look you, I will be so bold as to tell you, I know the disciplines of war; and there's an end. [Ereunt. S C E N E III. Before the Gates of Harfleur. Enter King Henry and his Train. K. Henry. How yet resolves the governor of the town : This is the latest parle we will admit: Therefore, to our best mercy give yourselves: Or, like to men proud of destruction, Desy us to our worst: for, as I am a soldier, (A raine, that, in my thoughts, becomes me best) |f I begin the battery once again, I will not leave the half-atchiev'd Harfleur, *Till in her ashes she lie buried. The gates of mercy shall be all shut up; And thesiesh'd soldier, roughandhar ofheart, In liberty of bloody hand, shall range With conscience wide as hell; mowing like grass Your fresh fair virgins, and your flowering infants. What is it then to me, if inopious war, Array'd in flames, like to the prince of fiends,Do, with his smirch'd complexion, all fell feats Enlink'd to waste and desolation? What is't to me, when you yourselves are cause,
If your pure maidens fall into the hand
parle bien : de hand, de fingres, de nails.
Alice. C'est hien dit, madame; #1 est fort lon Kath. Dites moyen Anglois, le bras. [Anglois. Alice. De arm, madame. Kath. Et le coude. Alice. De elbow. Kath. De elbow. Je m'enfuitz la repetition de tous le mots, querous m'ave: appris des a present. Alice. Il cit trop difficile, madme, comme je pense. Kath. Excuse? mos, Alice; escoute:: i)e hand, de fingre, de nails, de arm, de bilbow. Alice. De elbow, madame. Kath. O Seigneur Dieu ! je m'en oublie; De elbow. Comment appellez cous le colo Alice. 1)e neck, madame. Kath. De neck: Et le menton f Alice. De chin. Kath. Desin. Le col, de neck: lo menton, desin. Alice. Ouy. Sauf vostre honneur; en rerité, vous prononge: le mots aussi droict que les naitifs d’Angleterre. Kath. Je ne doute point d'apprendre par la grace de Dieu ; 3 en prude temps. Alice. N'avez, rous pas doja oublié ce que je vous ay enseigné. " Kath. Non, je reciteray a cous promptement. De hand, defingre, de mails. Alice. De nails, madame. Kath. De nails, de arm, de ilbow. Alice. Sauf vostre houneour, de elbow. Kath. Ainsi disje; de elbow, de neck, et de sin: Comment app:llez vous les pieds & la robe 2 Alice. Joe foot, madame; & de con. Kath. De foot, & de con O Seigneur Dieu o cessont mots do son mauvais, corruptible, grosse, rt impudique, & mon pour les dumes d'honneur d’user: Je ne voudrois prononcer ces mots decant !es so igneurs de France, pour tout le monde. Il
faut de foot, & de con, meant-moins. Je reciterai une autre fois ma lecon ensemble: De hand, de
fingre, de nails, dearin, de elbow, ne neck, de sin, de foot, de con.
Alice. Eact llent, madume 1 Kath. C'est assez pour unc fois; allons mous à disner. [Ereunt.
S C E N E V. Presence-Chamber in the French Court.
Enter the King of France,the Dauphin, Duke of
*i.e. prepared. * In this place, as in others, luxury
|To buy a slobbery and a dirty farm