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Fal. No abuse, Ned, in the world; honest Ned, none. I disprais’d him before the wicked, that the wicked might not fall in love with him) :-in which doing, I have done the part of a careful friend, and a true subject, and thy father is to give me thanks for it. No abuse, Hal ;none, Ned, none ;- no, boys, none.
P. Henry. See now, whether pure fear, and entire cowardice, doth not make thee wrong this virtuous gentlewoman to clofe with us? Is she of the wicked ? Is thine hostess here of the wicked? Or is the boy of the wicked ? or honest Bardolph, whose zeal burns in his nose, of che wicked?
Poins. Answer, thou dead elm, answer.
Fal. The fiend hath prick'd down Bardolph irrecoverable; and his face is Lucifer's privy-kitchen, where he doth nothing but roast malt-worms. For the boy, There is a good angel about him; but the devil out-bids him too.
P. Henry. For the women,
Fal. For one of them,- she is in hell already, and burns, poor soul! For the other, I owe her money; and whether she be damn’d for that, I know not.
Host. No, I warrant you.
Fal. No, I think thou art not; I think, thou art quit. for that: Marry, there is another indictment upon thee, for suffering felh to be eaten in thy house, contrary to the law; for the which, I think, thou wilt howl.
Hoft. All victuallers do fo: What's a joint of mutton or two, in a whole Lent?
P. Henry. You, gentlewoman,
Hoft. Who knocks so loud at door ? look to the door there, Francis. c mal-worms. ]-drunkards.
P. Henry. Pero, how now? what news ?
Peto. The king your father is at Westminster;
P. Henry. By heaven, Poins, I feel me much to blame,
[Exeunt Prince and Poins. Fal. Now comes in the sweetest morsel of the night, and we must hence, and leave it unpick'd. More knocking ing at the door ?-How now? what's the matter?
Bard. You must away to court, sir, presently; a dozen captains stay at door for you.
Fal. Pay the musicians, firrah [To the Page.)-Farewell, hostess ; — farewell, Doll.--You see, my good wenches, how men of merit are sought after : the undeferver may sleep, when the man of action is callid on. Farewell, good wenches :- If I be not sent away post, I will see you again ere I go.
Dol. I cannot speak;~If my heart be not ready to burst: -Well, sweet Jack, have a care of thyself. Fal. Farewell, farewell.
[Exeunt Fal, and Bard. Host. Well, fare thee well: I have known thee these twenty-nine years, come pescod-time; but an honester, truer-hearted man,-Well, fare thee well.
Bard. [within) Mistress Tear-sheet,
Enter King Henry in bis night-gown, with a Page. K. Henry. Go, call the earls of Surrey and of Warwick; But, ere they come, bid them o'er-read these letters, And well consider of them: Make good speed.
[Exit Page. How many thousand of my poorest subjects Are at this hour ascep !-O Neep, O gentle seep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eye-lids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness ? Why rather, Neep, ly'st thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy Number ; Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under the conopies of costly state, And lulld with sounds of sweetest melody? O thou dull god, why ly'st thou with the vile; In loathsome beds; and leav'st the kingly couch, • A watch-case, or a common larum bell? Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast
a watcb-case, or a common larum bell?]-as vigilant as a watchman, or centinel, VOL. III.
Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains
Enter Warwick, and Surrey.
Have you read o'er the letters that I sent you ?
War. We have, my liege.
K. Henry. Then you perceive, the body of our kingdom
War. It is but as a body, yet, - distemper'd ;
K. Henry. O heaven! that one might read the book of
And see the revolution of the times
Make mountains level, and the continent
brim-full of tears,
Iconfin Nevil,]-Shakspeare is mifaken both in the name of the present Earl, and his being by, at the conversation referred to. The name of this Earl was Beauchamp, whose daughter, with whom the title descended, was married long after to Richard Nevil Earl of Salifoury.
á I had no such intent;]Henry had put in his claim, and been fao luted king by his party, before this interview. Ss 2