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Against the great magician, damn'd Glendlower ; North. Brother, the king hath made your nepher Whose daughter, as we hear, the earl of March

mad.

[To Warefter. Hath lately marry d. Shall our coffers then

Wor. Wbo strook this heat up after I was gone? Be empty'd, to redeem a traitor home?

Hot. He will, forsooth, have all my prisoners: Shall we buy treasons and indent with fears", And when I urg‘d the ranfom once again When they have lost and forfeited themselves? Of my wife's brother, then bis check look'd pale; No, on the barren mountains let him starve; And on my face he turn'd an eye of death 3, For I shall never hold that man my friend,

Trembling even at the name of Mortimer. Wiose tongue shall ask me for one penny cost Wo-. I cannot blame him; Was he not proclaim'd, To ranfom home revolled Mortimer.

By Richard that dead is, the next of blood ? Hor. Revolted Mortimer !

North. He was ; I heard the proclamation : He never did fall off, my fovereign liege,

And then it was, when the unhappy king But by the chance of war :—To prove that true, (Whose wrongs in us God pardon !) did set forth Needs no more but one tongue, for all those wounds, Upon his Irish expedition ; Those mouthed wounds, which valiantly he took, From whence he, intercepted, did return When, on the gentle Severn's fedgy bank, To be depos'u, and, Thortly, murdered. In single opposition, hand to hand,

Wor. And for whose death, we in the world's He did confound the best part of an hour

wide mouth In changing hardiment with great Glendower : Live scandaliz'd, and foully spoken of. (then Three times they breath'd, and three times did Ht. But, soft, I pray you ; Did King Richard they drink,

Proclaim my brother Edmund Mortimer
Upon agreement, of swift Severn's flood; Heir to the crown?
Who then, affrighted with their bloody looks, North. He did ; myself did hear it.
Ran fearfully among the trembling reeds,

Hot. Nay, then I cannot blame h's cousin king, And hid his crisp 2 head in the hollow bank That with'd him on the barren mountains Itary'd. Blooul-stained with thele valiant combatants. But ihall it be, that you,--that set the crown Never did bare and rotten policy

Upon the head of this forgetful man ; Colour her working with such deadly wounds ; And, for his fake, wear the detested blot Nor never could the noble Mortimer

Of murd'rous suboration,--thall it be, Receive so many, and all willingly :

That you a world of curses undergo ; Then let hit not be slander'd with revolt. Being the agents, or base second means, K. Henry. Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost The cords, the ladder, or the hangman ratherbelie him,

O, pardon me, that I descend so low,
He never did encounter with Glendower;

To Thew the line, and the predicament,
I tell thee, he durft as well have met the devil alone, Wherein you range under this subtle king. —
As Owen Glendower for an enemy.

Shall it, for shame, be spoken in these days,
Art not ashamed? But, sirrah, henceforth Or fill up chronicles in time to come,
Let me not hear you speak of Mortimer : That men of your nobility, and power,
Send me your prisoners with the speedieft means, Did 'gage them both in an unjuft behalf,
Or you Thall hear in such a kind from me As both of you, God pardon it! have done,
As will displease you.--My lord Northumberland, To put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose,
We license your departure with your son : And plant this thorn, this canker 4, Bolingbroke?
Send us your prisoners, or you'll hear of it. And Ihall it, in more thame, be further spoken,

[Exit K. Henry. That you are fool’d, discarded, and thook off Hot. And if the devil come and roar for them, By him, for whom there shames ye underwent ? I will not send them :--I will after straight, No; yet time terves, wherein you may redeem And tell him fo ; for I will ease my heart, Your banith'd honours, and restore yourselves Although it be with hazard of my head.

Into the good thoughts of the world again: Norib. What, drunk with choler ? stay, and Revenge the jeering, and disdain'ds contenipt, pause a while ;

Of this proud king; who studies, day and night, Here comes your uncle.

To answer all the debt he owes to you,
Re-enter Worcester.

Even with the bloody payment of your deaths. Hot. Speak of Mortimer ?

Therefore, I say,-Yes, I will speak of him ; and let my soul

Wor. Peace, coufin, say no more :
Want mercy, if I do not join with him :

And now I will unclasp a secret book,
Yea, on his part, I'll empty all these veins, And to your quick-conceiving discontents
And Thed my dear blood drop by drop i'the dust, I'll read you matter, deep, and dangerous ;
But I will lift the dowo-trod Mortimer

As full of peril, and advent'rous spirit,
As high i' the air as this unthankful king,

As to o'er-walk a current, roaring loud, As this ingrate and canker'd Bolingbroke. On the unsteadfast footing of a spearo.

I The reason why he says, bargain and article with fears, mcaning with Mortimer, is, because he fuppofed Mortimer had wil'ully betrayed his own forces to Glendower, out of fear, as appears from his next {peech. 2 i. e, curied. 3 i.e. an eye menacing death, 4 The canker-role is the ang-rok. Si. e. dildainful. 6 i. c. of a spear laid across.

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1ot. If he fallin, good night:--or sink or swim:-- North. At Berkley castle. Send danger from the east unto the west,

lat. You tay true:-
So honour cross it from the north to south, Why, what a cindy't deal of courteíy
And let them grapple;--O! the blood more ftirs, This fawning greyhound then did proffer me !
To rouze a lion, than to start a hare.

Look, when bis infini fortune cunne to age,--
Norih. Imagination of some great exploit Ando--genil: lurry Percy--and, kind confin,-
Drives him beyond the bounds of patience. O, the devil take iuch cozeners !

--God forgive
H::. By heaven, methinks, it were an easy lejp, Gjod uncle, tell your tale, for I have done. (me! -
To pluck bright honour from the pale-faca moon ; lor. Nily, if you have not, to't again;
Or dive into the bottom of the deep,

We'll stay your leisure.
Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, Met. I love done, i' faith.
And pluck up drowned honour by the locks; Hor. Then once more to your Scottish prisoners.
So he, that doth redeem her thence, might wear, Deliver them up without their ranfoni itraight,
Without corrival, all her dignitis:

And make the Douglas' son your only mean
But our upon this half-faced fellowship!

For powers in Scotland; which,--for divers
Hlor. He apprehends a world of figures here,

reasons,
But not the form of what he should attend.-- Which I Thall send you written, -he allurid,
God cousin, give me audience for a while. "Vill easily be granted.--You,my lor',-[To Nortl.
Hui. I cry you mercy.

Your son in Scotland being thus employd,
Hor. Those fame noble Scots,

Sbail secretly into the bosom creep That are your prisoners,-

Of that fame noble prelite, well belov'd,
Hot. I'll keep them all;

The archbishop.
B; heaven, he shall not have a Scot of them; Hoc. Of York, is't not?
N), if a S:t would save his soul, he shall not: Wor, True: who bears hard
I'll keep them, by this hand.

His brother's death at Bristol, the lord Scroop.
Yor. You Itart away,

I speak not this in ettim. tions, And lend no ear unto my purposes.-

As what I think might be, but what I know Thuie prisoners you shall keep.

Is ruminated, plotted, and set down; Hui. Nay, I will; that's that:

And only stays but to beho'd the face He said, he would not ransom Mortimer ; Of that occafion that shall lng it on. Forbad my tongue to speak of Mortimer ;

Hot. I smell it ; upon my life, it will do well. But I will find him when he lies asleep,

North. Before the game's afoot, thou still letit
And in his ear I'll holla--Mortimer !

Nip 6.
Nay, I'll have a starling Thall be taught to speak Hot. Why, it cannot chuse but be a noble plot :
Nothing but Mortimer, and give it him,

And then the power of Sociand, and of York,
To keep his anger still in motion.

To join with Mortimer, ha? Hor. Hear you, cousin ; a word.

Wor. And to they shall. Hot. All studies here I folemnly defy 2,

Iloi. In faith, it is exceedingly well aim'd. Sire liow to gull and pinch this Bolingbroke : Wor. And 'tis no little reason bids us speed, And it fame sword-and-buckler prince of To lave our heads by raising of a head 7 : Wales 3,

For, bear ourselves as even as we can,
But that I think his father loves him not,

The king will always think him in our debt;
And would be glad he met with some mischance, And think we think ourselves unsatisiy’d,
I'd have him poiton'd with a pot of ale 4. 'Till he hath found a time to pay us home.

for. Farewel, kiníman! I will talk to you, And see already, how he doth begin
W'ben you are better temper'd to attend. To make us strangers to his looks of love.
North. Why, what a wafp-ftung and impa Hot. He does, lie does ; we'll be reveng'd on him.
tient fool

Wor. Cousin, farewel:--No further go in this,
Art thou, to break into this woman's mood; Than I by letters thall direct your course.
Tying thine ear to no tongue but thine own? When time is ripe, (which will be suddenly)
Ha. Why, look you, I am whipp'l and scourg'd i'll steal to Glendower, and lord Mortimer ;
with rods,

Where you and Douglas, and our powers at oncs,
Nettled, and stung with pismires, when I hear (As I will fashion it) shall happily meet,
Of this vile politician, Bolingbroke.

To bear our fortunes in our own (trong arms,
In Richard's time-What do you call the place? Which now we hold at much uncertainty.
A plague upon't !--it is in Gloitershire ;

North. Farewel, good brother : We shall thrive, 'Twas where the mad-cap duke his uncle kept

I trust.
His uncle York; where I firtt bow'l my knee Hot. Uncle, adieu:-0, let the hours be short,
Unto this king of smiles, this Bolingbroke, 'Till fields, and blows, and groans applaud our sport!
When you and he came back from Ravenspurg.

(Exeurs, 1 Warburton thinks, that “this is probably a passage from some bombast play, and afterwards used as a common burlesque phrale for attempting inpullibilities.” 2 i, e, refufc. 3 A turbulent fellow, who fought in taverns, or railed disorders in the streets, was called a fwash-tuckler. * Alliding, probably, to the low company (drinkers of alc) with whom the prince spent so much of hi time. s i. e, conjecture. ó To let Jip, is to loose the greyhound. 7 1. c. a body of forces.

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Gads. I pr’ythee, lend me thine.
An Inn Yard at Rockefier.

2 Car. Ay, when, canst tell ?-Lend me thy

lanthorn, quoth a ?--marry, I'll see thee hang'd fint. Enter a Carrier, with a lanthorn in his hard.

Gads. Sirrah carrier, what time do you mean to (EIGH ho ! An’t be not four by the come to London?

day, I'll be hang'd: Charles' wain is 2 Car. Time enough to go to bed with a candle, over the new chimney, and yet our horse not I warrant thee.-Come, neighbour Mugges, we'll pack'd. What, ottier !

call up the gentlemen ; they will along with com0jt. [witbin.] Anon, anon.

pany, for they have great charge. (Excunt Carrieri, i Qar. I pr’ythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a

Enter Chamberlain. few flocks in the point; the poor jade is wrung in Gads. What, ho! chamberlain ! the withers out of all cels '.

Cham. At hand, quoth pick-purse s.
Enter another Carrier.

Gads. That's even as fair as--at hand, quoth 2 Car. Pease and beans are as dank 2 here as a the chamberlain : for thou variest no more from dog, and that is the next way to give poor jades the picking of purses, than giving direction doth from bots 3 : this house is turn'd upside down, since Ro- labouring; thou lay'st the plot how. bin oftler dy'd.

Cbam. Good morrow, master Gads-hill. It 1 Car. Poor fellow ! never joy'd since the price holds current, that I told you yesternight: There's of oate rose; it was the death of him.

a franklin in the wild of Kent, hath brought 2 Car. I think, this be the most villainous house in three hundred marks with him in gold: I heard all London road for feas : I am stung like a tench. him tell it to one of his company, latt night at lup

i Car. Like a tench ? by the maís, there is ne'er a per; a kind of auditor; one that hath abundance king in Christendom could be better bit than I have of charge too, God knows what. They are up been since the first cock.

already, and call for esss and butter : They wul 2 Car. Why, they will allow us ne'er a jourden, away prefently. and then we leak in your chimney; and your cham Gads. Sirrahı, if they meet not with saint Niber-lie breeds fleas like a loach 4.

cholas' clerks 7, I'll give thee this neck. 1 Car. What, oftler ! come away, and be hang'u, Chem. No, I'll none of it: I prythee, keep come away.

that for the hangmun ; for, I know, thou wor2 Car. I have a gammon of bacon, and two thip'ít faint Nicholas as truly as a man of falihood sazes of ginger, to be deliver'd as far as Charing- may. cross.

Gads. What talk'st thou to me of the hang man? i Car. 'Odbody! the turkies in my pannier are If I hang, I'll make ; fat pruir of gallows: for, if quite starv'd.—What, oftler ! -A plague on thee! I hans, old fir Jorn hangs with me; and, thou hast thou never an eye in thy head ? canit not hear? know'lt, he's poftarveling. Tut! there are other An 'twere not as good a deed as drink, to break the Tiojans s that thou dream'it not of, the which, pate of thee, I am a very villain.-Come, and be for sport fake, are content to do the profeflioi hang'd :-Haft no faith in thee?

some giace; that would, if matters ihould be Enter Gudj-bill.

Look'd into, for their own credit fake, make all Gads. Good morrow, carriers. What's o'clock : Whole. I am join'd with no foot land-rakers, Car. I think, it be two o'clock.

no long-statt, fix-penny strikers , none of these Gads. I pr’ythee, lend me thy lanthorn, to see mad, mustachio, purple-hud malt-worms: but my gelding in the stable.

with nobility, and tranquillity; burgomatters, and 1 Car. Nay, soft, I pray ye ; I know a trick great oneyers 10 ; such as can hold in; such as worth two of that, i' faith.

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ii. e. out of all measure; the phrase being taken from a cess, tax, or subsidy; which being by regular and moderate rates, when any thing was exorbitani, or out of measure, it was said to be out of all cefs. 2 i. e. wet, rotien. 3 Bors are worms in the stomach of a horse. burton explains this by the Scotch word loch, lake; while Mr. Strevens thinks, that the carrier means to say- fleas as big as a louch, i. e. relenabling the filh so called, in fize.

s This is a proverbial expression often used in the writings of hat time, where the cant of low conversation is preserved.

0 Franklın is a litle gentleman. ? St. Nicholas was the patron saint of scholars : and Nicholas, or Old Nick, is a cant name for the devil. Hence he equivocally calls robbers, St. Nxtalas clarks.

Trojan, in this and other paliages of our author's plays, has a cant fignification, and perhaps was only a more creditable terın for a thief: Pi. c. with no pudder:: ::0 wanderers on tool. No long-staff. fix-penny strikers, - no follows that intust the roads with long statis, and knock men down for fix-pence. None of those mad, muftachio, furfle-hu'd mit-worms, -none of those whole faces are red with drinking ale. io Mr. Theobald iubitituted for one)ers, moneyers, which he says might either allude to an officer of the mint, or to bankers, and this emendation was adopied by Warbur

Dr. Johnson thinks nu change is necellary; "Gad's-hill tells the chamberlan that he is joured

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han drink, and drink sooner than pray : And I am the veriest varlet that ever chewd with a yet I lie; for they pray continually unto their tooth. Eight yards of uneven ground is threescore faint, the commonwealth ; or, rather, not pray and ten miles afoot with me; and the stony-hearted to her, but prey on her; for they ride up and villains know it well enough: A plagne upon't, down on her, and make her their boots. when thieves cannot be true one to another! Lubiy

Ch.2m. Wilt, the common-wealth their boots ? wbiftle.] Whew!--A plague upon you all! Give will the hold out water in foul way?

me my horse, you rogues ; give me my horse, and Gads. She will, she will; justice hath liquor'd be hang'u. her. We steal as in a carile, cock-fure; we have P. Hen. Peace, ye fat-guts! Ive down ; lay the receipt of fern-seed ', we walk invisible. thine ear close to the ground, and hit if thou canst

Cbam. Nay, by my faith; I think, you are hear the tread of travellers. more beholden to the night, than to fern-feed, for Fal. Have you any lesers to lift me up again, your walking invisible.

being down? 'Sbloou, I'll not bear mine own fleih Gads. Give me thy hand: thou shalt have a lo far afoot again, for all the coin in thy father's fare in our purchase ?, as I am a true man. exchequer. What a plague mean ye, to colt 4

Chan. Nay, rather let me have it, as you are a me thus? false thief.

P. Henry. Thou liest, thou art not colted, thou Gadi. Go to; Homo is a common name to all art uncolted. men.—Bid the oftler bring my gelding out of the Fal. I proythee, good prince Hal, help me to itable. Farewel, you muddy knaye. [Excunt. my horfe; good king's fon.

P. Henry. Out, you rogue ! Thall I be your oftler? SC EN E II.

Fal. Go hang thyself in tly own heir-apparent The road by Gids-bill.

garters! If I be ta’en, I'll peach for this. An I

have not ballads made on you all, and sung to filthy Enter Prince Henry, Poins, and Peto.

tunes, let a cup of fuck be my poison : When a jest Poins. Come, shelter, melter ; I have remov’d is fo forward, and afoot too !---I hate it. Falitati's horse, and he frets like a gumm’d velvet.

Enter Gads-bill.
P. Henry. Stand close.

Gads. Stand.
Enter Falioff

Fel. So I do, against my will.
Fal. Poins ! Poins, and be hang'd! Poins! Poins. 0, 'tis our setter ; I know his voice. .
P. Henry. Peace, ye fat-kidney'd rafcal; What Bard. What news?
a brawling doft thou keep !

Gads. Case ye, cale ye ; on with your visors; Fal. What, Poins! Hal!

there's moncy of the king's coming down the hill, P. Henry. He is walk'd up to the top of the hill; 'tis going to the king's exchequer. I'll go seek him.

Fal. You lie, you rogue ; 'tis going to the king's Fal. I am accurft to rob in that thief's comp.- cavern. ny : the rascal hath remov'd my horse, and tyd Guds. There's enough to make us all. him I know not where. If I travel but four foot Fal. To be hang'd. by the square 3 further afoot, 1 shall break my P. Henry. Sirs, you four Chall'front them in the wind. Well, I doubt not but to die a fair death, narrow lane; Ned Poins, and I, will walk lower : for all this, if I 'cape banging for killing that'if they 'scape from your encounter, then they light rogue. I have forfworu his company hourly any on us. time this two-and-twenty year, and yet I am be Pety. But how many be there of them ? witch'd with the rogue's company. If the rascal Guds. Some cigit, or ten. have not given me medicines to make me love him, Fui. Zounds! will they not roh us? I'll be hang'us ir could not be else; I have drunk P. Hen. What, a coward, Sir John Paunch! medicines.- Poins Hal!--plague upon you Fal. Indeed, I am not. John of Giunt, your both! --Bardolph !-Peto !---I'll ítarve ere l'Il rob grandfather ; but yet no coward, Hal. a foot further. An 'were not as good a deed as P. Hen. Well, we leave that to the proof. drink, to turn true man, and to leave these rorues, Poins. Srran Jack, thy horfe stands behind the

with no mean wretches, but with burgomilers and great ones, or, as he terms them in merriment by a cant termination, greut orcyers, or greit-une-cers, as we fay privateer, auctioneer, circulier." Mr. Malone explains the word thus : " By On jers (tor to I believe the word ought to be written) ! !.. deittand accountants; men posesied of large sums ut money belonging to the state. - It is the course of the Court of Exchequer, when the sheriff makes up his accounts for visues; a merciaments, and meine profits, in fet upons his head o. ni which denstes ineratur niji habeat difficientem exoneration ala: he thereupon Lecomes the king's debtor, and the parties peraraile (as they are termeu in law) for whom he aniwers, become his debtors, and are discharged as with reipect to the king. To fetile accounts in this manner, is still called in the Exchequer to ory; and from hence Shakipeare fec ms to have formed the word in 167s.

1 Alluding to some strange properties formerly ascribed to this plant 2 Purchase was anciently the Cant term for stolen goods. 3 Four foot by the jquare is probar.dy no more than four.foot by a Ta'. 4 fu indt, is to fuol, to trick ; but the Prince taking it in anciher dents, oppotes it by uncubi, that is, unhurjes

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hedge ; when thou need'rt him, there thou shall your house---He could be contented,Why, is he find him. Farewel, and itand fast.

(not then . In reipect of the love he beais our Fal. Now cannot I strike him, if I should be house:---he iheus in this, he loves his own bani bang'd.

better than he loves our house. Let me see fome P. Hen. Ned, where are our disguises?

Tbe purpose you undertuly, is durgerosso Poins. Here, hud by; Nadclore.

Why, tijat's certain ;. 'tis dangerous to take a cold, Tal. Now, my masters, happy m..n be his dole', to sleep, to drink : hut I tell you, my lord fimile lay i; erry man to his businets.

On of this netole, dager, we piuck this flower, Enter Traveller's.

tafety. The propose you urdertakı, is dangerous ; Trav. Come, neighbour ; the boy shall lead ourth friends goe baze named, uncertain; :be time i:horses down the hill: we'll walk afoot a while, Mill, inforted; and your wbola pire too bigbi, f»ribe and ease our legs.

caunele prize of jo grut an oppofition--Say you 10, Thieves. Stand.

1..y you fo? I tay unto you again, you are a snalTrao. Jesu bless us !

low cowardly bind, and you bie. What a lackial. Soike; down with them; cut the vil brain is this? By the Lord, our plot is a good ploi, lains throats : Ah! whorcion caterpillars ! bacon- | as ever was laid ; our friends true and constant : fej knives! they hate us youth: down with them; a good plot, good friends, and full of expectation : fie ce them.

an excellent piet, very good friend. What a Traes. Q, we are undone, both we and ours, frosty-spirited rogue is this? Wly, my lord of for ever.

York scommends the plot, and the general course Pal. Hang ye, gorbellied 2 knaves ; Are ye un of the action. By this hand, if I were now by this done. No, ye fat chuffs; I would, your store rical, I could brain him with his lady's fan. Is were here! On, bacons, on! What, ye knaves there not my father, my uncle, and myself : lord young men must live : You are grand-jurors, are Edmund Mortimer, my lord of York, and Owen ye? We'll jure ye, j'faith.

Giendower Is there not, besides, the Douglas? [Here :bey rol and bind them. [T.xeunt. Have I not all their letters, to meet me in arms Enter Prince Henry, and Poins,

by the ninth of the next month : and are they not, P. Henry. The thieves have bound the true ? men: some of them, set forward already? What a pagan Now could thou and I rob the thieves, and go rascal is this: an infidel? Ha! you tha see now, merrily to London, it would be argument 4 for a m very fincerity of fear and cold heart, will he to week, laughter for a month, and a good jent for the king, and lay open all our proceedings. 0,1

could divice myself, and go to buttets, for moving l'oins. Siand close, I hear them coming. such a dish of skimmd milk with so honourable an Enter Tbies is zgvis.

action! Fung him ! let him tell the king, we are Fal. Come, my matters, let us share, and then prepared : I will let forward tv-nigiit. to horie before Jav, An the Prince and Pois be

Hinter Lady Percy o not two arrant cowards, there's no equity Itirring : Ilow now, Kate? I must leave you within these there's 110 more valour in that Poins, than in a

two hours. wild duck.

Lady. O my good lord, why are you thus alone? P. Hinry. Your money.

l'or what offence hare 1, this fortnight, been Poins. Villains !

A build woman from my Harry's bed? [ 115 they are sharing, the Prince and Prins Le Tell me, in ect lord, what is that takes from thee

upor tbcm. Tvey ail sun ezaury; and Fair Tliy atomach, pleature, and thy gokien leep? staff, after a blow or two, runs away to, thy dont thou beurd thine eyes upon the earth ; leaving ebe brors behind hin.]

And start to often, when thou fit'st alone? P. Henry. Got with much ease. Now merrily Why haft thou lost tle frei blood in thy cheeks ; to horse :

And given my treatures, and my rights of thee, Thu thieves are scatter'd, and possess a with fear To thick-ey'd muling, and curs’d melancholy? So strongly, that they dare not meet each other ; In thy fajnt Plumbers, I by thee have watch'u, Each takes his fellow for an officer.

And heard thee murmur tales of iron wars:
Away, good Ned. Falstaff sweats to death, Speak terms of manage to thy bounding iteed :
And lards the lean earth as he walks along : Cry, Churage. '-!! the field! And thou haft talk'd
Wert nor for laughing, I thould pity him. Of tablies, and retires ; ; of trenches, tents,
Poins. How the rogue roard ! [Exeunt. Of palisadoes, frontiers ", parapets;
SCENE 111.

Of bafilisks, of cannon, cu serin ;
Warkworth. A room in the Car//le.

Of prisoners' ransom, and of foldicis lain,

And all the 'currents of a heady fight.
Enter Hotspur, reading a letter. Thy spirit within thee liath been so at war,

But, for mine orun part, my lord, I could bc And thus hath 10 beftir ū thee in thy sleep, well contented io be obert, in respect of she love I bear | That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow,

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I The alms distributed at Lambeth palace gate is at this day called the dile. 2 1. e. fat and cos.. pulent. 3 i.e. hones. 4 i. e. fubject matter: s Richard Scroop, archbishop of York. wife of Hotspur was the lady Elizabeth Mortimer, filter to Roger earl of March, who was declared presumptive heir to the crown by king Richard II. and aunt to Edmund carl of March, who is iniroduced in this play by the name of lord Mortimer. 3 rcircats, 8 1. e. forts. 9 A baltija is a cannon of a particular kind.

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