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


[To Worcefier. Hath lately marry it. Shall our coffers then

Wor. Who 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 treason? 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 his cheek 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. Whose tongue shall ask me for one penny cost 1 Wor. I cannot blame him; Was he not proclaim'd, To ransom home revolted Mortimer.

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

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

And then it was, when the unhappy king But by the chance of war :-To prove that true, l(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 sedgy bank, To be depos'd, and, 1hortly, 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 Hot. 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 his cousin king, And hid his crisp 2 head in the hollow bank | That wish'd him on the barren mountains stary'd. Blood-ftained with these valiant combatants. But shall 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 subornation,--thall it be, Receive so many, and all willingly :

| That you a world of curses undergo ; Then let him not be slander'd with revolt. ' Being the agents, or base second means, K. Henry. Thou doft belie him, Percy, thou dostThe cords, the ladder, or the hangman rather?-belie him,

10, 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 shall 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 fweet 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 thall it, in more shame, 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 these shames ye underwent ? I will not send them :-I will after straight, No; yet time ferves, wherein you may redeem And tell him fo; for I will ease my heart, Your banish'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. Hoi. Speak of Mortimer?

Therefore, I say, YesI 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 shed 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 spear 6.

1 The reason why he says, bargain and article with fears, mcaning with Mortimer, is, because he supposed Mortimer had wilfully betrayed his own forces to Glendower, out of fear, as appears from his next speech. 2 i. e, curied. 3 j. e. an eye menacing death. 4 The canker-rose is the dog-roli. Sice, disdainfui. 6i.c. of a spear laid across.


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

Hlot. You say true:---
So honour cross it from the north to fouth, Why, what a candy'd deal of courtesy
And let them grapple;--0! the blood more stirs, This fawning greyhound then did proffer me !
To rouze a lion, than to start a hare.

Look, when bis irfani fortune came to age,
Norib. Imagination of fome great exploit And, gentle Harry Percy,---and, kind coulin,
Drives him beyond the bounds of parience. 10, the devil take such cozeners ! God forgive

Ha:. By heaven, methinks, it were an easy leap, Gjod uncle, tell your tale, for I have done. [me !-To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon; Wor, Nity, 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, Hot. I have done, i' faith. And pluck up drowned honour hy the locks'; Wor. Then once more to your Scottish prisoners. So he, that doth redeem her thence, might wear, Deliver them up without their ransom 1traight, Without corrival, all her dignitis:

And make the Douglas' son your only mean But ou: upon this half-fac'd fellowship!

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

reasons, But not the form of what he should attend.--- Which I shall send you written,--he allurid, Goy cousin, give me audience for a while. Will easily be granted.---You,my lord,-{To Norib. Hst. I cry you mercy.

Your son in Scotland being thus employ'd, Wor, Those same noble Scots,

Shall secretly into the bosom creep That are your prisoners

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

The archbishop.
By heaven, he hall not have a Scot of them; Hot. Of York, is't not?
No, if a S:t would save his soul, he shall not: Por. True : who bears hard
I'll keep them, by this hand.

His brother's death at Bristol, the lord Scroop. Wor. You start away,

I speak not this in ettimations, And lend no ear unto my purposes.

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

Is ruminated, plotted, and set down; H-r. Nay, I will ; that's flat :

And only stays but to beho'd the face He said, he would not ransom Mortimer; Of that occafion that shall bring 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 alleer,

North. Before the game's afoot, thou still let it 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 chufe but be a noble plot : Nothing but Mortimer, and give it him,

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

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

War. And to they shall.
Hot. All studies here I folemnly defy 2, | Hot. In faith, it is exceedingly well aim'd.
Save how to gall and pinch this Bolingbroke : | Wor. And 'tis no little reason bids us speed,
And that fame sword-and-buckler prince of To save 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 unfatisfy'd,
I'd have him poison'd with a pot of ale 4. 'Till he hath found a time to pay us home.

Wor. Farewel, kinsman! I will talk to you, And see already, how he doth begin
Wben you are better temper'd to attend. To make us strangers to his looks of love.
North. Why, what a wap-ftung and impa- Hot. He does, he does ; we'll be reveug'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 shall direct your course. Tying thine ear to no tongue but thine own? When time is ripe, (which will be suddenly) Hat. Why, look you, I am whipp'di and scourg'd I'll steal to Glendower, and lord Mortimer ; with rods,

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

To bear our fortunes in our own strong 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 Gloftershire ;---

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

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


1 Warburton thinks, that " this is probably a passage from some bombast play, and afterwards used as a common burlesque phrase for attempting impoflibilities.” 2 i. e, refule. 3 A turbulent fellow, who fought in taverns, or raised disorders in the ftreets, was called a fwash-buckler. 4 Alluding, probably, to the low company (drinkers of alc) with whom the prince spent so much of kwa time. si. e, conjecture. 6 To lt lip, is to loose the greyhound. 1 i.e. a body of forces.




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

2 Gar. Ay, when, canst telli-Lend me thy

lanthorn, quoth a ?--marry, I'll see thee hang'd fint. Enter a Carrier, with a lantborn in his hard. Gads. Sirrah carrier, what time do you mean to 1 Car. LTEIGH ho ! An't be not four by the come to London ?

11 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, oftier !

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

pany, for they have great charge. [Exeunt Carriers, i Car. I prythee, 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 cess 1.

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 i 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 6 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 fleas : I am stung like a tench.him tell it to one of his company, last night at sup

Car. Like a tench by the mass, 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 eggs and butter : They will 2 Car. Why, they will allow us ne'er a jourden, away presently. and then we leak in your chimney; and your cham- Gads. Sirrah, if they mect not with saint Niber-lie breeds fleas like a loach 4.

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

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

1 Gads. What talk'st thou to me of the hangman? 1 Car. 'Odsbody! the turkies in my pannier are If I hang, I'll make a fat pair of gallows : for, if quite starv'd.What, oftler ! -A plague on thee! I hang, old fir John hangs with me; and, thou haft thou never an eye in thy head ? canít not hear? | know'st, he's no starveling. Tut! there are other An 'twere not as good a deed as drink, to break the Trojanss that thou dream'st not of, the which, pate of thee, I am a very villain.-Come, and be for sport fake, are content to do the profeflion hang'd :-Haft no faith in thee?

some grace; that would, if matters thould be Enter Gads-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 oclock.

no long-Itaff, six-penny ftrikers , none of thefe Gads. I prythee, lend me thy lanthorn, to see mad, muftachio, purple-hu'd malt-worms: but my gelding in the stable.

Twith nobility, and tranquillity; burgomasters, and i 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.

will strike sooner than speak, and speak sooner


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. 2j. e. wet, rotien. 3 Bors are worms in the stomach of a horse. 4 Warburton explains this by the Scotch word loch, a lake; while Mr. Strevens thinks, that the carrier means to say~ fleas as big as a louch, i. e. resembling the filh so called, in size. . $ This is a proverbial expression often used in the writings of ihat time, where the cant of low conversation is preserved." o Franklin is a little gentleman. 7 St. Nicholas was the patron faint of scholars : and Nicholas, or Old Nick, is a cant name for the devil. Hence he equivocally calls robbers, St. Nicho las' clerks. 8 Trojan, in this and other pallages of our author's plays, bas a cant fignification, and perhaps was only a more creditable terın for a thief. i. e. with no padders, :!0 wanderers on foot. No long-staff, fx-penny strikers, --- no fellows that inteft the roads with long staffs, and knock men down for six-pence. None of those mad, muftachio, purple-hu'd mult-worms, none of those whose faces are red with drinking ale. 1o Mr. Theobald fubftituted for onders, moneyers, which he says might either allude to an officer of the mint, or to bankers, and his emendation was adopied by Warburcon. Dr. Johnson thinks no ckange is neceflary; " Cad's-hill tells che chamberlain that he is joined

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iaan drink, and drink sooner than pray: Anul I am the veriest varlet that ever chew'd with a yet I lie; for they pray continually unto their cooth. 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 plague upon't, down on her, and make her their boots.

when thieves cannot be true one to another! [tbey Cbam. Whit, 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 horie, and Gads. She will, she will; justice hath liquor'd be hang'd. her. We steal as in a castle, cock-fure; we have P. Hen. Peace, ye fat-guts! lye down ; lay the receipt of fern-feed", we walk invisible. thine ear close to the ground, and lift 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 levers to lift me up again, your walking invisible.

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

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

I 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 prythee, good prince Hal, help me to stable. Farewel, you muddy knave. (Excunt. my horfe; good king's ton.

P. Hinry. Out, you rogue ! shall I be your oftler? SCE NE II.

Fal. Gó hang thyself in thy own heir-apparent The road by Gads-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 fack be my poison : When a jest Poms. Come, shelter, shelter ; I have remov'd is fo forward, and afoot too !--I hate it. Falftaft's horse, and he frets like a gumm'd velvet.

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

Gads. Stand.
Enter Falfiaff:

Fal. 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 dost 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. :

1 Fal. You lie, you rogue ; 'tis going to the king's Fal. I am accurft to rob in that thief's compa- cavern. ny : the rascal hath remov'd my horse, and tyd Gads. There's enough to make us all. him I know not where. If I travel bur four foot Fal. To be hang'd. by the square 3 further afoot, I thall break my P. Henry. Sirs, you four shall 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 ail this, if I 'scape hanging for killing that if they 'scape from your encounter, then they light rogue. I have forsworu his company hourly any on us. time this two-and-twenty year, and yet I am be- Peto. But how many be there of them ? witch'd with the rogue's company. If the rascal Gads. Some cigit, or ten. have not given me medicines to make me love him, Fai. Zounds! will they not rob us? I'll be hang'd; it could not be else; I have drünk P. Hen. What, a coward, Sir John Paunch! medicines.- Poins Hal 1 plague upon you Fal. Indeed, I am not. John of Gaunt, your both Bardolph |--Petoll'll ítarve ere l'll rob grandfather ; but yet no coward, Hal. a foot further. An'twere not as good a deed as P. Hen. Well, we leave that to the proof. drink, to turn true man, and to leave these roques, Poins. Sirran Jack, thy horse stands behind the

with no mean wretches, but with targomaflers and great ones, or, as he terms them in merriment by a cant termination, greul omejers, orient-one-cers, as we say privateer, auction er, cinculcer.Mr. Malone explains the word thus : " By onscis (for fo I believe the word ought to be written) I urderftand public accountants; men poseired of lorge sums ut money belonging to the Itate. - It is the course of the Court of Exchequer, when the theriff makes up his accounts for iilues, amerciaments, and melne profits, io fit upon his head o. ii. which denotes onerütur nifi habeat Jufficiente na exoneration

Ex: he thereupon becomes the king's debtor, and the parties peravaile (as they are termed in law) for whom he antwen, become his debtors, and are discharged as with respect to the king. To little accounts in this manner, is still called in the Exchequer to ory; and from hence Shakipeare fecms to have formed the word inners.

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 quare is probably no more than your.foot by 2 rale. Tu colt, is to fool, to trick; but the Prince iaking it in another lente, oppotes it by uncolt, . Gg

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hedge; when thou need'st him, there thou shalt your house. He could be contented,Why, is he find him. Farewel, and stand fast.

not then? In respect of the love he bears our Fal. Now cannot I strike him, if I would be bouse:--be (hews in this, he loves his own barri hang'd.

I better than he loves our house. Let me see some P. Hen. Ned, where are our disguises ? more. Tbe purpose you undertake, is dangerous,Poins. Here, hud by; Ita id clole.

Why, tiiat's certain ;, 'tis dangerous to take a cold, Tal. Now, my masters, happy man be his dole', to fleer, to drink : hut I tell you, my lord food, (ay 1; every man to his butinefs.

out of this net:le, danger, we pluck this flower, Enter Travellers.

lafety. Tbe pri poße you urdertaki, is dangerous ; Trav. Come, neighbour ; the boy shall lead ourth friends you have named, uncertain; the time ithorses down the hill: we'll walk afoot a while, Jul, unforted; and your whole plot too bigbi, for ibe and ease our legs.

caunle priz- of ja great an oppalition--Say you 10, Thieves. Stand.

Tay you so? I say unto you again, you are a shalTrav. Jesu bless us !

low cowardly bind, and you lie. What a lackTal, Sorike; down with them; cut the vil- brain is this By the Lord, our plot is a good plot, Jains throats : Ah! whorelon caterpillars ! Bacon- as ever was laid ; our friends true and constant : fed knives! they hate us youth: down with them; a good plot, good friends, and full of expectation : fie ce them.

an excellent plot, very good friends. What a Tran, O, we are undone, both we and ours, frosty-spirited rogue is this? Why, my lord of for ever.

York 5 commends 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 rascal, 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, i'faith.

Giendower? Is there not, besides, the Douglas ? [Here :bey reé cand bind them. [Exeunt. 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 : fome 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 shall see now, merrily to London, it would be argument 4 for a in very sincerity of fear and cold heart, will he to week, laughter for a month, and a good jest for the king, and lay open all our proceedings. 0, I ever.

could divide myself, and go to buffets, for moving l'oins. Siand close, I hear them coming. such a dith of skimmd milk with so honourable an Enter Tbieres aguin.

action! Hang him! let him tell the king, we are Fal. Come, my masters, let us share, and then prepared : I will set forward to-night. to horse before day. An the Prince and Pois be

E nter Lady Perryo. not two arrant cowards, there's no equity Itirring : How now, Kete! I must leave you within these there's no more valour in that Poins, than in a

two hours. wild duck.

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

For what offence have I, this fortnight, been Poins. Villains !

| A banith'd woman from my Harry's bed? As they are sharing, the Prince and Poins jet Tell me, sweet lord, what is't that takes from thee upon tbcm. Tvey all s'un away; and Fal- Thy stomach, pleasure, and thy golden 1leep? staff, aftir a blow or two, runs away too, thy dont thou beird thine eyes upon the earth ; leaving ibe booir bebind bim. 7

And start fo often, when thou fit'ft alone ? P. Henry. Got with much ease. Now merrily Why hast thou lost the fresh blood in thy cheeks ; to horse :

And given ny treasures, and my rights of thee, The thieves are scatter'd, and possess'd with fear To thick-ey'd muling, and cursid melancholy? So strongly, that they dare not meet each other ; In thy faint Numbers, I by thee have watch'd, 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, Courage ! --!0 the field! And thou haft talk'd Wert nor for laughing, I thould pity him. of fallies, and retires i ; of trenches, tents, Poins, How the rogue roar'd ! (Exeunt. Of palisadoes, frontiers , parapets; SCENE 111.

Of basilisks, of cannon, culverin;

of prisoners' ransom, and of soldiers slain,
Warkworth. A room in the Caftle.

And all the 'currents of a heady fight.
Enter Hofpur, reading a letter.

Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war, But, for mine own part, my lord, I could be. And thus hath fo beftir'd thee in thy sleep, well contented to be there, in respect of she love I bear | That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow,

I The alms distributed at Lambeth palace gate is at this day called the dole. 21. e. fat and corpulent. 3 i.e. honeft. 4 i.e. subject matter. S Richard Scroop, archbishop of York. 6 The 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. I retrcats. 81. e. forts. 9 A baßlije is a cannon of a particular kind.

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