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Re-enter WARWICK. K. Henry. Now where is he that will not

stay so long Till his friend sickness hath determined me? 4 Warwick. My lord, I found the Prince in the next room,

45 Washing with kindly tears his gentle cheeks, With such a deep demeanour of great sorrow That tyranny, which never quaffed but blood, Would, by beholding him, have washed his

knife With gentle eye-drops. He is coming hither. 50 K. Henry. But wherefore did he take away

the crown?



Lo where he comes.—Come hither to me,

Harry.Depart the chamber ; leave us here alone. Prince. I never thought to hear you speak

again. K. Henry. Thy wish was father, Harry, to

that thought. I stay too long by thee, I weary thee : Dost thou so hunger for my empty chair That thou wilt needs invest thee with mine

honours Before thy hour be ripe? O foolish youth ! Thou seek'st the greatness that will overwhelm thee :

60 Thou hast stol'n that which after some few hours


Were thine without offence; and at my death
Thou hast sealed up my expectation :
Thy life did manifest thou lovedst me not,
And thou wouldst have me die assured of it. 65
Thou hid'st a thousand daggers in thy thoughts,
Which thou hast whetted on thy stony heart
To stab at half an hour of


life. What! canst thou not forbear me half an hour? There, get thee gone and dig my grave thyself, 70 And bid the merry bells ring to thine ear That thou art crowned not that I am dead! Prince. O pardon me, my liege ; but for my tears,

The moist impediments' unto my speech,
I had forestalled this dear and deep rebuke,

you with grief had spoke, and I had heard
The course of it so far. There is your crown;
And He that wears the crown immortally
Long guard it yours! If I affect its more
Than as your honour and as your renown,
Let me no more from this obedience rise,
Which my most true and inward-duteous spirit
Teacheth—this prostrate and exterior bending!
Heaven witness with me, when I here came in,
And found no course of breath within your

How cold it struck my heart. If I do feign,
O let me in my present wildness die,
And never live to show the incredulous 10 world
The noble change that I have purposed !




1 (1. 5). Ports of slumber, the eyes. 6 (1. 68). To stab, &c., I have only 2 (1. 12). Gates of breath, mouth and half an hour of life left, therefore nostrils.

why try to kill it? 3 (1. 17). Divorced, separated.

7 (1. 74). Impediments, stoppages.' 4 (1. 44). Determined me, settled 8 (1. 79). Affect it, honour or love it. whether I shall live or die.

9 (1. 86). Feign, pretend. 5 (1. 63). Sealed up, &c., brought 10 (1. 88). Incredulous, unbelieving.

about what I expected.



1. On the second day after Stanley's' arrival in the capital of Unyanyembe, the Arab magnates of Tabora came to congratulate him. Tabora is the principal Arab settlement in Central Africa, with a population of about . 5000. The Arabs were fine handsome men, mostly from Oman, and each had a large retinue of servants with him.

2. After having exchanged the usual stock of congratulations, Stanley accepted an invitation to return the visit at Tabora, and three days afterwards, accompanied by eighteen bravely dressed soldiers, he was presented to a group of stately Arabs in long white dresses and jaunty caps of showy white and introduced to the hospitalities of Tabora.

3. On the 20th of September the American flag was again hoisted, and the caravan, consisting of fifty-four persons, started along the southern route towards Ujijio and Livingstone.

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It moved forward through illimitable forests stretched in grand waves beyond the ken of vision ;' ridges, forest-clad, rising gently, one above another, until they receded in the purple blue distance, through a leafy ocean, where was only an indistinct outline of a hill far away.

4. Stanley next passed through a grand and noble expanse of grass land, which was one of the finest scenes he had witnessed since leaving the coast. Great herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and antelopes course through the plain, and the expedition indulged in a day or two of hunting. While crossing a river at this point, Stanley narrowly escaped being devoured by a crocodile, but little recked the danger, led on by the excitement of stalking wild boars and shooting buffalo cows.

5. Now from time to time Stanley heard from passing savages occasional rumours of the presence of white men at various points. This encouraged him to believe that Livingstone was . not far off, and gave the necessary boldness to traverse the great wilderness beyond Marara, the transit of which he was warned would occupy nine days. The negroes became enthusiastic at the prospect of their journey's end. They therefore boldly turned their faces north and marched for the Malagarazi, a large river flowing from the east to Lake Tanganyika.

6. One of the exciting episodes of the journey was a boar-hunt, in which Stanley had a narrow escape from an ignominious' death. In one of

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