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KING HENRY V.
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person of the Drama. King Herry the Fifth. Boy, servant to them. A Herald. Chorus.
Ely. Th Duke of GLOSTER,
Charles the Sixth, king of France. brothers to the king.
And whol Duke of BedFORD,
Lewis, the Dauphin.
Neighbou Duke of Exeter, uncle to the king.
And so th The Constable of France. Duke of York, cousin to the king.
Coder the R AMBUERES, and GrandPREE, French lords, Earls of SALISBURY, WESTMORELAND, and Warwick.
Grew like Governor of Harfleur. Montsov, a French herald. Archbishop of CanterbuKY.
Ambussadors to the king of England. Bishop of ELY.
Cant. It Isabel, queen of France. Earl of CAMBRIDGE,
And theri Lord SCROOP,
How thin king
Alice, a lady attending on the princess Katharine. Sir Thomas Grey,
Ely. Bu Sir Thomas Enpinguin, Gower, Feuerler, MACHOR-|Quickly, Pistol's wife, an hostess.
Ris, Jani, ofjicers in king Henry's army. Lords, Ladies, Officers; French and English Sol- Cred by Bates, Court, Williams, soldiers in the same. diers, Messengers, and Attendants.
hadine u Nym, BardoLPH, Pistou, formerly servants to Fal
Cant.! STAFF, now soldiors in the same,
Or, rathe SCENE, at the beginning of the play, lies in England; but afterwards, wholly in France.
for I ha Enter CHORUS, Cant. It must be thought on. If it pass against as,
Upon 01 0, for a muse of fire, that would ascend We lose the better half of onr possession:
Which The brightest heaven of invention !
For all the temporal lands, which men devout
By testament have given to the church,
Cant Leaslı'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Six thousand and two hundred good esquires ;
Save, Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all, And, to relief of lazars, and weak age,
(As, 1 The flat unraised spirit, that hath dar'd,
of indigent faint souls, past corporal toil,
Cant. The king is full of grace, and fair regard.
Cant. The courses of his youth promis'd it not,
The breath no sooner left his father's body,
Consideration like an angel came,
To envelop and contain celestial spirits.
As in this king
Ely. We are blessed in the change.
And, all-admiring, with an inward wish
Hear him debate of commonwealth affairs,
You would say,—it hath been all-in-all his study:
A fearful battle render'd you in music:
The gordian kuot of it he will unloose,
To steal his sweet and honeyed sentences;
So that the art and practic part of life
Which is a wonder, how his grace should glean it, For God doth know, how many, now in health,
Shall drop their blood in approbation
Therefore take heed how you impawn our person,
How you awake the sleeping sword of war;
We charge you in the name of God, take heed :
For never two such kingdoms did contend,
'Gainst him, whose wrongs give edge unto the swords
That what you speak is in your conscience wash'd
That owe your lives, your faith, and services,
To this imperial throne. There is no bar
But this, which they produce from Pharamond,
In terram Salicam mulieres ne succedant,
No woman shall succeed in Salique land:
To be the realm of France, and Pharainond
The founder of this law and female bar.
Yet their own authors faithfully affirm,
Between the floods of Sala and of Elbe:
Where Charles the Great, having subdued the Saxons,
There left behind and settled certain French,
Which Salique, as I said, 'twixt Elbe and Sala,
Ely. What was the impediment that broke this off? Nor did the French possess the Salique land
Idly suppos’d the founder of this law;
Who died within the year of our redemption
Beyond the river Sala, in the year
King Pepin, which deposed Childerick,
Make claim and title to the crown of France,
Of Charles the duke of Lorain, sole heir male
Of the true line and stock of Charles the Great, --
Of Charles the Great. Also king Lewis the tenth,
Could not keep quiet in his conscience,
Wearing the crown of France, till satisfied
Was lineal of the lady Ermengare,
Was re-united to the crown of France.
King Pepin's title, and Hugh Capet's claim,
To hold in right and title of the female:
Your Didc of y< In an Sars
So do the kings of France unto this day; But taken, and impounded as a stray,
Toml Howbeit they would hold up this Salique law, | 'The king of Scots; whom she did send to France, Lithai To bar your highness claiming from the female;
To fill king Edward's fame with prisoner kings; Speak
As is the ooze and bottom of the sea
With sunken wreck and sumless treasuries.
If tlaat you will France win,
Then with Scotland first begin :
The advised head defends itself at home:
government, though high, and low, and lower,
Put into parts, doth keep in one concent;
Congruing in a full and natural close,
Exe. Your brother kings and monarchs of the earth others, like merchants, venture trade abroad; ,
Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds;
TE llad nobles richer, and more loyal subjects; The singing masons building roofs of gold ;
Delivering o'er to executors pale
That many things, having full reference
To one concent, may work contrariously:
Fly to one mark;
several ways meet in one town; With all advantages.
fresh streams run in one self sea;
So may a thousand actions, once afoot,
End in one purpose, and be all well borne
Divide your happy Eugland into four;
If we, with thrice that power lest at home,
Let us be worried; and our nation lose
K. IIen. Call in the messengers sent from the Dan-
phin. [Exit an Attendant. The King ascends That England, being empty of defence,
by God's help;
France being ours, we'll bend it to our awe,
Or break it all to pieces: or there we'll sit,
O'er l'rance, and all her almost kingly dukedoms ;
Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn,
Tombless, with no remembrance over them:
Exe. This was a merry message.
K. Hen. We hope to make the sender blush at it.
(Descends from his throne.
That may give furtherance to our expedition:
For we have now no thought in us but France;
We'll chide this Dauphin at his father's door:
K. Hen. We are no tyrant, but a Christian king; That this fair action may on foot be brought. (Exeunt.
А ст II.
Chor. Now all the youth of England are on fire,
And silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies;
For now sits Expectation in the air;
And hides a sword, from hilts unto the point,
With crowns imperial, crowns, and coronets,
Shake in their fear; and with pale policy
Seek to divert the English purposes.
Sir Thomas Grey knight of Northumberland,
The sum is paid; the traitors are agreed;
Is now transported, geotles, to Southampton:
There is the playhouse now, there must you sit:
And thence to France shall we convey you safe,
SCENE I. - The same. Eastcheap,
Enter Nym and BARDOLPH.
Bard. Well met, corporal Nym!
Nym. Good morrow, lieutenant Bardolph !
Bard. What are ancient Pistol and you friends yet?.
Nym. For my part, I care not: I say little; but when My rightful hand in a well-hallow'd cause. time shall serve, there shell be smiles;
but that So, get you hence in peace; and tell the Dauphin, shall be as it may. I dare not hght; but I will wink, and His jest will savour but of shallow wit,
hold out mine iron. It is a simple one; but what When thousands weep, more than did laugh at it. though? it will toast cheese; and it will endure cold Convey them with safe conduct. Farc you well! as another man's sword will: and there's the hu(Exeunt Ambassadors. mour of it.
Bard. I will bestow a breakfast, to make you
Enter the Boy.
For wt France; let it be so, good corporal Nym. and you, hostess ;-he is very sick, and would to bed.
Scroo Nym. 'Faith, I will live so long as I may, that's the Good Bardolph, put thy nose between his sheets, and
K. HE certain of it; and when I cannot live any longer, I will do the office of a warming-pan : 'faith, he's very ill. do as I may; that is my rest, that is the rendezvous of it. Bard. Away, you rogue ! Bard. It is certain , corporal, that he is married Quick. By my troth, he'll yield the crow a pudding
Norlei to Nell Quickly, and, certainly, she did you wrong; one of these days: the king has killed his heart.-Good
Sacces for you were troth-plight to her, husband, come home presently.
Cam. Nym. I cannot tell things must be as they may; men
(Exeunt Mrs Quickly and Boy.
Thani may sleep, and they may have their throats about them Bard. Come, shall I make you two friends? We must at that time; and, some say, kuives have edges. It must to France together; why, the devil, should we keep
Under be as it may: though patience be a tired mare, yet she knives to cut one another's throats?
Grey will plod. There must be conclusions, Well, I can- Pist. Let floods o'erswell,and fiends for food howlon!
Hares not tell. Nym. You'll pay me the eight shillings I won of you
Withi at betting? Enter Pistol and Mrs QUICKLY.
KH Pist. Base is the slave that pays.
fc Bard. Here comes ancient Pistol, and his wife : Nym. That now I will have, that's the humour ofit.
And st good corporal, be patient here. mine Pist. As manhood shall compound; push home.
Soone host Pistol? Bard. By this sword, he that makes the first thrust,
decor Pist. Base tike, call'st thou me host? I'll kill him; by this sword, I will.
SCTO Now, by this hand I swear, I scorn the term ; Pist. Sword is an oath, and oaths must have their
dadla Nor shall my Nell keep lodgers.
Todo Quick.No, by my troth, not long: for we cannot lodge Bard. Corporal Nym, an thou wilt be friends, be and board a dozen or fourteen gentlewomen, that live friends : an thou wilt not, why then be enemies with Colar honestly by the prick of their needles, but it will be metoo. Pr’ythee, put up.
That thought we keep a bawdy-house straight. (Nym Nym. I shall have my eight shillings, I won of you at draws his sword.] O well-a-day, Lady, if he be not betting? drawn now! O Lord! here's corporal Nym's -- now Pist. Anoble shalt thou have, and present pay; shall we have wilful adultery and murder committed. And liquor likewise will I give to thee,
Is not this just?--for I shall sutler be
X man, and put up thy sword, Pist. In cash most justly paid.
Are Nym. Will you shog of? I would have you solus. Nym. Well then, that's the humour of it.
181 (Sheathing his sword. Re-enter Dirs QUICKLY,
Sh Pist. Solus, egregious dog? O viper vile!
Quick. As ever you came of women, come in quickly The solus in thy most marvellous face;
to Sir John! Ah, poor heart! he is so shaked of a buruThe solusin thy teeth, and in thy throat, ing quotidiau tertian, that it is most lamentable to
TE andin thy hateful langs, yea, in thy maw, perdy; behold. Sweet men, come to him ! And, which is worse, within thy nasty mouth! Nym. The king hath run bad humours on the knight, I do retort the solus in thy bowels:
that's the even olit. For I can take, and Pistol's cock is up,
Pist. Nym, lhou hast spoke the right; And flashing fire will follow.
His heart is fracted and corroborate. Nym. I am not Barbason; you cannot conjare me. 1 Nym. The king is a good king: but it must be as it have an humour to knock you indifferently well. If may; he passes some humours, and careers. yon grow foul with me, Pistol, I will scour you with my Pist. Let us condole the knight; for, lambkins, we rapier, as I may, in fair terms: if you would walk off, will live. I would prick your guts a little, in good terms, as I may; and that's the humour of it.
SCENE II. - Southampton. A council-chamber. Pist. O braggard vile, and damned furious wight! Enter Exeter, Bedford, and WESTMORELAND. The grave doth gape, and doting death is near; Bed.?Fore God, his grace is bold, to trust these traitors. Therefore exhale.
(Pistol and Nym draw. Exe. They shall be apprehended by and by. Bard. Hear me, hear me what I say: he that West. How smooth and even they do bear themselves! strikes the first stroke, I'll run him up to the hilts, as As if allegiance in their bosoms sat, I am a soldier.
(Draws. Crowned with faith, and constant loyalty. Pist. An oath ofmickle might; and fury shallabate. Bed. The king hath note of all that they intend by iuGive methy fist, thy fore-foot to me give;
terception, which they dream not of. Thy spirits are most tall.
Exe. Nay, but the man that was his bedfellow, Nym. I will cnt thy throat one time or other, in fair whom he hath cloy'd and grac'd with princely faterms; that is the humour of it. Pist. Coupe le gorge, that's the word?- I thee de- Thathe should, for a foreign parse, so sell fy again.
His sovereign's life to death and treachery! O hound of Crete, think'st thou my spouse to get? Trumpet sounds. Enter King Hexry, scRoop, CaxNo; to the spital go,
BRIDGE, GREY, Lords, and Attendants. And from the powdering tub of infamy
K. Hen. Now sits the wind fair, and we will aboardFetch forth the lazar kite of Cressid's kind,
My lord of Cambridge, - and mykindlord of Masham Doll Tear-sheet she by name, and her espouse: And you, my gentle knight, - give me your thought I have, and I will hold, the quondam Quickly Think you not, that the powers we bear with us, For the only she; and Pauca, there's enough.
Will cut their passage through the force of France :