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The time shall come, thus did he follow it,
The time will come, that foul fin, gathering head,
Shall break into corruption :- 1o went on,
Foretelling this same time's condition,
And the division of our amity.

War. There is a history in all men's lives,
Figuring the nature of the times deceas'd :
The which observ’d, a man may prophely,
With a near aim, of the main chance of things
As yet not come to life ; which in their feeds,
And weak beginnings, lie entreasured.
Such things become the hatch and brood of time;
And, ' by the necessary form of this,
King Richard might create a perfect guess,
That great Northumberland, then false to him,
Would, of that seed, grow to a greater falseness;
Which should not find a ground to root upon,
Unless on you.

K. Henry. Are these things then necesities?
Then let us meet them m like necessities :-
And that same word even now cries out on us;
They say, the bishop and Northumberland
Are fifty thousand strong.

War. It cannot be, my lord ;
Rumour doth double, like the voice and echo,
The numbers of the fear’d: Please it your grace,
To go to bed ; upon my life, my lord,
The
powers

that you already have sent forth,
Shall bring this prize in very easily.
To comfort you the more, I have receiv'd

I by the necesary form of this, ]-by attending to the constant proce. dure of such revolters.

like necesities :)-with that composure, which brave men display when danger appears inevitable. --like neceflity with its refiftiefs vio. lence.

A cer

* A certain instance, that Glendower is dead.
Your majesty hath been this fortnight ill;
And these unseason'd hours, perforce, must add
Unto
your

sickness.
K. Henry. I will take your counsel :
And, were these inward wars once out of hand,
We would, dear lords, unto the Holy Land.

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Justice Shallow's Seat in Glocestershire. Enter Shallow meeting Silence. Mouldy, Shadow, Wart,

Feeble, and Bull-calf, Servants, &c. behind. Sbal. Come on, come on, come on; give me your hand, sir, give me your hand, fir: an early stirrer, by the rood. And how doth my good cousin Silence ? Sil. Good morrow, good cousin Shallow.

Shal. And how doth my cousin, your bed-fellow ? and your fairest daughter, and mine, my god-daughter Ellen?

Sil. Alas, Pa black ouzel, cousin Shallow.

Shal. By yea and nay, sir, I dare say, my cousin William is become a good scholar: He is at Oxford still, is he not?

Sil. Indeed, fir; to my coft.

Shal. He must then to the inns of court shortly: I was once of Clement’s-inn; where, I think, they will talk of mad Shallow yet.

Sil. You were call’d-lufty Shallow, then, cousin.

Sbal. I was call'd any thing; and I would have done any thing, indeed, and roundly too. There was I,, and

* A certain infance,]-certain intelligence.

the rood ]-the cross. Pa black ouzel,]-the is of a dark complexion,

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little John Doit of Staffordshire, and black George Bare, and Francis Pickbone, and Will Squele ' a Cotswold man, -you had not four such 'swinge-bucklers in all the inns of court again : and, I may say to you, we knew where the bona-robas were ; and had the best of them all at commandment. Then was Jack Falstaff, now fir John, a boy; and page to Thomas Mowbray, duke of Norfolk.

Sil. This fir John, cousin, that comes hither anon about soldiers ?

Sbal. The same fir John, the very same. I saw him break 'Skogan's head at the court gate, when he was a crack, not thus high : and the very fame day I did fight with one Sampson Stockfish, a fruiterer, behind Gray'sinn. O, the mad days that I have spent ! and to see how many of mine old acquaintance are dead!

Sil. We shall all follow, cousin.

Shal. Certain, 'tis certain; very sure, very sure; death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all; all shall die. "How a good yoke of bullocks at Stamford fair ?

Sil. Truly, cousin, I was not there.

Sbal. Death is certain.-Is old Double of your town living yet?

Sil. Dead, fir.

Shal. Dead !-See, fee !he drew a good bow ;--And dead -he shot a fine shoot :—John of Gaunt lov'd him ç a Corfwold man,)" he was outrun on Cot sale."

Merry WIVES OF WINDSOR, Vol. I, p. 170. Slek, swinge-bucklers,]-Swafo.bucklers, or swashers, were braggarts, who made a clatter by striking their swords on their bucklers-rakes, roisters. “I have observed these three swabers."

HENRY V. A& III. S. 2. Bay. bona-robas)-the courtezans.

Skogan's bead]-a famous jester of the 15th century. u a crack,]—a stripling. “A crack, 'madam.”

CORIOLANUS, A& I. S. 3. Pir. * How a good goke of bullocks)--were they prized, or fold, how went they.

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well, and betted much money on his head. Dead !-he would have* clapp'd i'the clout at twelve score; and carry'd you a fore-hand shaft a fourteen, and fourteen and a half, that it would have done a man's heart good to see. How a score of ewes now?

Sil. Thereafter as they be: a score of good ewes may be worth ten pounds.

Shal. And is old Double dead!

Enter Bardolph and bis Boy. Sil. Here come two of fir John Falstaff's men, as I think,

Bard. Good morrow, honest gentlemen : I beseech you, which is justice Shallow?

Shal. I am Robert Shallow, fir; à poor esquire of this county, and one of the king's justices of the peace: What is your good pleasure with me?

Bard. My captain, fir, commends him to you; my captain, fir John Falstaff: a tall gentleman, by heaven, and a molt gallant leader.

Shal. He greets me well, sir; I knew him a good back, sword man : How doth the good knight? may I ask, how my lady his wife doth ?

Bard. Sir, pardon ; a soldier is better accommodated, than with a wife.

Shal. It is well said, fir; and it is well said indeed too. Better accommodated !-it is good; yea, indeed, is it: good phrases are surely, and ever were, very commendable. Accommodated !-it comes of accomodo : very good; a good phrase.

Bard. Pardon, fir; I have heard the word. Phrase, call you it? By this day, I know not the phrase : but I

clapp'd i'the clout at twelve score;]-hit the white mark at the dise tance of 240 yards. Thereafier as they be ; ]-According to their quality.

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will maintain the word with my sword, to be a soldier-like word, and a word ? of exceeding good command. Accommodated; That is, when a man is, as they say, accommodated : or, when a man is,-being,—whereby,-he may be thought to be accommodated; which is an excellent thing

Enter Falstaff Sbal. It is very just :-Look, here comes good fir John. -Give me your good hand, give me your worship’s good hand: By my troch, you look well, and bear your years very well : welcome, good fir John.

Fal. I am glad to see you well, good master Robert Shallow ;-Master Sure-card, as I think.

Shal. No, fir John; it is my cousin Silence, in commiffion with me.

Fal. Good master Silence, it well befits you should be of the

peace. Sil. Your good worship is welcome.

Fal. Fie! this is hot weather.-Gentlemen, have you provided me here half a dozen sufficient men ? Shal. Marry, have we, sir. Will you

sit ? Fal. Let me see them, I beseech you.

Shal. Where's the roll ? where's the roll ? where's the roll ?-Let me see, let me see, let me see. So, so, fo, fo: Yea, marry, fir :-Ralph Mouldy :- let them appear as I call; let them do so, let them do so. Let me see; Where is Mouldy?

Moul. Here, an't please you.

Shal. What think you, fir John? a good-limb'd fellow; young, strong, and of good friends.

Fal. Is thy name Mouldy?
Moul. Yea, an't please you.
of exceeding good command.]—very ready for one's purpose.

Fal.

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