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And to your quick-conceiving discontents
I'll read you matter, deep, and dangerous s
As full of peril, and advent'rous spirit,
As to o'er-walk a current, roaring loud,
On the unsteadfast footing of a spear.

Hot. If he fall in, good night :-or sink or swim :-
Send danger from the east unto the west,
So honour cross it from the north to south,
And let them grapple ;-0! the blood more stirs,
To rouze a lion, than to start a hare.

Nortb. Imagination of some great exploit
Drives him beyond the bounds of patience,

Hot. By heaven, methinks, it were an easy leap,
To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac’d moons
Or dive into the bottom of the deep,
Where fathom-line could never touch the ground,
And pluck up drowned honour by the locks ;
So he, that doth redeem her thence, might wear,
Without corrival, all her dignities :
But out upon this half-fac'd fellowship!

Wor. He apprehends a world of 'figures here,
But not the form of what he should attend.
Good cousin, give me audience for a while,

Hot. I cry you mercy.

Wor. Those same noble Scots, That are your prisoners,

Hot. I'll keep them alls By heaven, he shall not have a Scot of them , No, if a Scot would save his soul, he shall not: l'll keep them, by this hand. 8 of a spear. ]- laid across it.

balf-fac'd fellowßip!)- paltry partnership in honour-coins of Imall value, and those of a double reign, were generally impressed in profile only. KING JOHN, p. 272. Pbil.

hgures here,)-in his imagination, fanciful shapes,
ibe form,)-the dritt of my proposal.


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Wor. You start away,
And lend no ear unto my purposes.
Those prisoners you shall keep.

Hot. Nay, I will ; that's flat :-
He said, he would not ransom Mortimer ;
Forbad my tongue to speak of Mortimer ;
But I will find him when he lies asleep,
And in his ear I'll holla-Mortimer !
Nay, I'll have a starling shall be taught to speak
Nothing but Mortimer, and give it him,
To keep his anger still in motion.

Wor. Hear you, cousin; a word.

Hot. All studies here I solemnly 'defy, Save how to gall and pinch this Bolingbroke : And that same sword-and-buckler prince of Wales But that I think his father loves him not, And would be glad he met with some mischance, I'd have him poison'd with a pot of ale.

Wor. Farewell, kinsman! I will talk to you, When you are better temper'd to attend.

North. Why, what a wasp.stung and impatient fool
Art thou, to break into this woman's mood;
Tying thine ear to no tongue but thine own?
Hot. Why, look you, I am whip'd and scourg'd with

Nettled, and ftung with pismires, when I hear
Of this vile politician, Bolingbroke.
In Richard's time, -What do you call the place ?--
A plague upon’t !--it is in Gloftershire ;
'Twas where the mad-cap duke his uncle kept,
His uncle York ;--where I first bow'd my knee
Unto this king of smiles, this Bolingbroke,
When you and he came back from Ravenspurg.

fwerd-and-buckler)roister, disorderly fellow.


Narib. At Berkley castle.

Hot. You say true : Why, what a candy'd deal of courtesy This fawning greyhound then did proffer me ! Look,- " when bis infant fortune came to age,-And-gentle Harry Percy,--and, kind caufin, O, the devil take such cozeners !God forgive me!-Good uncle, tell your tale, for I have done.

Wor. Nay, if you have not, to't again ; We'll stay your leisure.

Hot. I have done, i'faith.

Wor. Then once more to your Scottish prisoners. Deliver them up without their ransom straight, And make the regene's son your only mean For powers in Scotland; which,- for divers reasons, Which I Ihall send you written,-be assurd, Will easily be granted.--You, my lord, [To Norih. Your son in Scotland being thus employ'd, Shall secretly into the bofom creep Of that same noble prelate, well belov’d, The archbishop.

Hot. Of York, is't not?

Wor. True ; who bears hard
His brother's death at Bristol, the lord Scroop.
I speak not this Pin estimation,
As what I think might be, but what I know
Is ruminated, plotted, and let down;
And only stays but to behold the face
Of that occasion that shall bring it on.

Hot. I smell it; upon my life, it will do well.

n when bis infarl fortune came to age, )-RICHARD II. p.405. Boling. tbe Douglas'. Pin estimation, ]-on bare surmise, or conjecture.


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North. Before the game's afoot, thou still a let'st slip.

Hot. Why, it cannot chuse but be a noble plot: And then the power of Scotland, and of York, To join with Mortimer, ha ?

Wor. And so they shall.

Hot. In faith, it is exceedingly well aim'd.
· Wor. And ’tis no little reason bids us speed,
To save our heads, by 'raising of a head :
For, bear ourselves as even as we can,
The king will always think him in our debt;
And think we think ourselves unsatisfy'd,
'Till he hath found a time to pay us home.
And see already, how he doth begin
To make us strangers to his looks of love.

Hot. He does, he does ; we'll be reveng'd on him.

Wor. Cousin, farewell :-No further go in this,
Than I by letters shall direct your course.
When time is ripe, (which will be suddenly)
I'll steal to Glendower, and lord Mortimer;
Where you and Douglas, and our powers at once,
(As I will fashion it) shall happily meet,
To bear our fortunes in our own strong arms,
Which now we hold at much uncertainty.

North. Farewell, good brother: We shall thrive, I trust.

Hot. Uncle, adieu :-0, let the hours be short, 'Till fields, and blows, and groans applaud our sport!

(Exeunt. 9 let's flip.)-thy dogs ; doft loose the grey hounds.

Henry V. Aět II. S. 1. K. Henry. raifing of a head:)-a body of forces.






An Inn Yard at Rochester.

Enter a Carrier, with a lantborn in his hand.

i Car. Heigh ho! An't be not four by the day, I'll be hang'd: 'Charles' wain is over the new chimney, and yet our horse not pack'd. What, oftler !

Oft. (within.] Anon, anon.

i Car. I pr’ythee, Ton, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point ; the poor jade is “ withers out of all cess.

wrung in the

Enter another Carrier.

2 Car. Pease and beans are as w dank here as a dog, and that is the next way to give poor jades the * bots: this house is turn'd upside down, since Robin oftler dy’d.

i Car. Poor fellow! never joy’d since the price of oats rose; it was the death of him.

2 Car. I think, this be the most villainous house in all London road for fleas ; I am ftung like a ' tench.

i Car. Like a tench? by the mass, there is ne'er a king in Christendom could be better bit than I have been since the first cock.

2 Car. Why, they will allow us ne'er a jourden, and then we leak in your chimney; and your chamber-lie breeds feas ? like a loach.

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Charle's wain, or Churl's wain.

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HAMLET, Ad III, S. 2. 'Ham. "dank]-moist, rotten.

x lors:]-worms.

$ 14k z like a loach.) -as fast as the loach breeds spawn.

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I Car.

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