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Our lands, our lives, and all, are Bolingbroke's,
heads, and mock not flesh and blood.
HOTSPUR AND GLENDOWER.
Glen. Sit, coulin, Percy; fit, good coufin Hotspur ;
For by that name, as oft as Lancaster
Hot. And you in hell as often as he hears
Glen. I cannot blame him. At my nativity,
Hor. So it would have done
mother's cat Had kitten'd, though yourself had ne'er been born.
Glen. I say, the earth did shake when I was born.
Hor. I say, the earth then was not of my mind; If you suppose, as fearing you, it shook.
Glen. The heav'ns were all on fire, the earth did tremble. Hor. O! then the earth shook to see the heav'ns on fire, And not in fear of your nativity. Difeased Nature oftentimes breaks forth In strange eruptions; and the teeming earth Is with a kind of cholic pinch'd and vex'd, By the imprisoning of unruly wind Within her womb; which, for enlargement striving, Shakes the old beldame Earth, and topples down Steeples and moss-grown tow'rs. At your birth.
Our grandam Earth, having this distemp'rature
Glen. Cousin, of many men.
Hot. I think there is no man speaks better Welch.
GLEN. I can speak English, lord, as well as you,
Hot. Marry! and I'm glad of it with all my heart:
GLEN. And I can call spirits from the vafty deep.
Hot. Why, so can I, or so can any man: But will they come when you do call for them?
GLEN. Why, I can teach'thee to command the devil,
Hot. And I, can teach thee, çoz, to shame the devil,By telling truth; Tell truth and fame the devil. If thou haft power to raise him, bring hina hither, And I'll be sworn, I've power to shame him hence. Oh, while you live, Tell truth and soame the devil!
But for mine own part, my Lord, I could be " well contented to be there, in respect of the love I bear
your house.” He could be contented to be there; why is. he not then?“ In respect of the love he bears our house !" He shews in this, he loves his own barn better than he loves our house. Let me fee fome more. “The purpose you “s undertake is dangerous. Why, that is certain; it is dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to drink : but I tell you, my Lord fool, out of this nettle Danger, we pluck this. flower Safety. “ The purpose you undertake is dangerous, “ the friends you have named uncertain, the time itself un“ forted, and your whole plot too light for the counterpoise " of so great an opposition.” Say you fo, say you fo? I. fay unto you again, you are a shallow, cowardly hind, and you lie. What a lack-brain is this? By the Lord, our plot is a good.plot as ever was laid ; our friends true and constant : a good plot, good friends, and full of expectation; an excellent plot, very good friends. What a
frosty-spirited rogue this is ? Why, my Lord of York commends the plot, and the general course of the action. By this hand, if I were now by this rascal, I could brain him with his Lady's fan. Is there not my father, my uncle, and myself, Lord Edmund Mortimer, my Lord of York, and Owen Glendower? Is there not, besides, the Douglas? Have I not all their letters, to meet me in arms by the ninth of the next month and are there not some of them set forward already? What a Pagan rascal is this ! an infidel! Ha! you shall see now, in very fincerity of fear and cold heart, will he to the King and lay open all our proceedings. O, I could divide myself, and go to buffets, for moving such a dish of skimmed milk with so honourable an action. Hang him, let him tell the King. We are prepared; I will set forward to night. SHAKSPEARE
HENRY IV.'s SOLILOQUY ON SLEEP.
How many thousands of my poorest subjects