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dolph, look to our horses. [Exeunt Shallow, Barclolph, &c.]

If I were saw'd into quantities, I should make four dozen of such "bearded hermit's-staves as master Shallow. It is a wonderful thing, to see the semblable coherence of his men's spirits and his : They, by observing of him, do bear themselves like foolish justices; he, by conversing with them, is turn’d into a justice-like serving-man: their spirits are so married in conjunction with the participation of society, that they flock together in consent, like so many wild-geese. If I had a suit to master Shallow, 9 I would humour his men, with the imputation of being near their master: if to his men, I would curry with master Shallow, that no man could better command his fervants. It is certain, that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage, is caught, as men take diseases, one of another : therefore, let men take heed of their company. I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow, to keep prince Harry in continual laughter, the wearing-out of fix fashions, (which is ? four terms, or two actions) and he shall laugh without intervallums. O, it is much, that a lie, with a night oath, and a jest with a fad brow, will do with a fellow that never had the ache in his shoulders ! O, you shall see him laugh 'till his face be like a wet cloak ill laid up.

Shal. [within.] Sir John!
Fal. I come, master Shallow; I come, master Shallow,

[Exit Falstaff. 1 bearded hermit's-faves)- with the heads of hermits cut upon them. I would humour his men, with ihe impulation]-I would pay

his men the compliment.

P four terms, or two actions ) )--the time taken for the operation of two actions for debt. 9 the ache in bis poulders ! )-the cares of the world upon him.

like a wet cloak ill laid up.)-full of wrinkles.

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VOL. III,

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Enter the Earl of Warwick, and the Lord Chief Justice.
War. How now, my lord chief justice? whither away?
Ch. Juft. How doth the king ?
War. Exceeding well; his cares are now all ended.
Cb. Juft. I hope, not dead.

War. He's walk'd the way of nature ;
And, to our purposes, he lives no more.

Cb. Juft. I would, his majesty had callid me with him: The service that I truly did his life, Hath left me open to all injuries.

War. Indeed, I think, the young king loves you not.

Cb. Juft. I know, he doth not; and do arm myself, To welcome the condition of the time; Which cannot look more hideously upon me Than I have drawn it in my fantasy.

Enter Lord John of Lancaster, Glofter, and Clarence, &c.

War. Here come the heavy issue of dead Harry :-
O, that the living Harry had the temper
Of him, the worst of these three gentlemen!
How many nobles then should hold their places,
That must strike fail to spirits of vile fort !

Ch. Just. Alas ! I fear, all will be overturn'd.
Lan. Good morrow, cousin Warwick.
Glo. Cla. Good morrow, cousin.
Lan. We meet like men that had forgot to speak.

War. We do remember ; but our argument
Is all too heavy to admit much talk.
CAT Argument)--the present melancholy subject.

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Lan. Well, peace be with him that hath made us heavy! Ch. Just. Peace be with us, left we be heavier !

Glo. O, my good lord, you have lost a friend, indeed : And I dare swear, you borrow not that face Of seeming forrow; it is, sure, your own.

Lan. Though no man be assur’d what grace to find, You stand in coldest expectation : I am the sorrier ; 'would, 'cwere otherwise.

Cla. Well, you must now speak sir John Falstaff fair ; Which swims against your stream of quality.

Ch. Juft. Sweet princes, what I did, I did in honour, Led by the 'impartial conduct of And never shall you see, that "I will beg A ragged and forestallid remission.If truth and upright innocency fail me, I'll to the king my master that is dead, And tell him who hath sent me after him.

War. Here comes the prince.

my soul;

Enter King Henry. Ch. Jujt. Good morrow; and heaven save your majesty!

K. Henry. This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, Sits not so easy on me as you think.-Brothers, you mix your sadness with some fear ; This is the English, not the Turkish court ; Not Amurath an Amurath succeeds, But Harry, Harry :-Yęt be sad, good brothers, For, to speak truth, it very well becomes you ; Sorrow so royally in you appears,

' impartial conduet of my soul ;)—imperial conduct - the predominancy of virtue o'er iny mind, its absolute control.

+ I will beg a ragged and forefall'd remiffion.]-meanly sue for a pardon, which the king may have already determined not to grant.

Turkish court ;) - where the new Sultan was wont to put his brethren to death. X x 2

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That I will deeply put the fashion on,
And wear it in my heart. Why then, be sad :
But entertain no more of it, good brothers,
Than a joint burthen laid upon us all.
For me, by heaven, I bid you be assur'd,
I'll be your father and your brother too ;
Let me but bear your love, I'll bear your cares.
Yet weep, that Harry's dead; and so will I :
But Harry lives, that shall convert those tears,
By number, into hours of happiness.

Lan. &c. We hope no other from your majesty.
K. Henry. You all look ftrangely on me :-and you
most ;

[To the Cb. Juli. You are, I think, assur'd I love you not.

Ch. Jujt. I am affur'd, if I be measur'd rightly,
Your majesty hath no juft cause to hate me.
K. Henry. No! How might a prince of my great hopes

forget
So great indignities you laid upon me?
Whac! rate, rebuke, and roughly send to prison
The immediate heir of England ! Was this *easy?
May this be wash'd in Lethe, and forgotten?

Ch. Juft. I then did use the person of your father ;
The image of his power lay then in me:
And, in the administration of his law,
Whiles I was busy for the commonwealth,
Your highness pleased to forget my place,
The majesty and power of law and justice,
The image of the king whom I presented,
And struck me in my very feat of judgment;
Whereon, as an offender to your father,
1 gave bold way to my authority,

easy?)-!o be borne.

And

And did commit you. If the deed were ill,
Be you contented, wearing now the garland,
To have a fon sec your decrees at nought;
To pluck down justice from your awful bench;

To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword
That guards the peace and safety of your person :
Nay, more ; to spurn at your moft royal image,
And mock your ? workings in a second body.
Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours;
Be now the father, and propose a fon :
Hear your own dignity so much profanid,
See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted,
Behold yourself so by a son disdained;
And then imagine me taking your part,
And, in your power, so silencing your fon :
After this cold considerance, sentence me;
And, as you are a king, speak in your state,
What I have done, that misbecame my place,
My person, or my liege's sovereignty.

K. Henry. You are right, justice, and you weigh this

well;

Therefore still bear the balance, and the sword:
And I do wish your honours may encrease,
'Till you do live to see a son of mine
Offend you, and obey you, as I did.
So shall I live to speak my father's words ;-
Happy am I, that have a man jo bold,
That dares do justice on my proper fon :
And not less happy, baving such a fon,
That would deliver up his greatness fo
Into the bands of justice.--You did commit me:

y To trip the course of law,)-defeat the process of justice.
z workings in a second body.)-acts performed by your deputy.
* propose]-imagine you had.

in your state,]-your regal capacity, dispassionately.

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