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Whose tongue shall ask me for one penny cost
Hot. Revolted Mortimer !
100 In changing hardiment with great Glendower : Three times they breathed, and three times did they drink, Upon agreement, of swift Severn's flood ; Who then, affrighted with their bloody looks, Ran fearfully among the trembling reeds,
105 And hid his crisp head in the hollow bank Blood-stained with these valiant combatants. Never did base and rotten policy Colour her working with such deadly wounds ; Nor never could the noble Mortimer
110 Receive so many, and all willingly : Then let him not be slandered with revolt.
K. Hen. Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him; He never did encounter with Glendower :
115 He durst as well have met the devil alone As Owen Glendower for an enemy. Art thou not ashamed ? But, sirrah, henceforth Let me not hear you speak of Mortimer : Send me your prisoners with the speediest means, 120 Or you shall hear in such a kind from me As will displease you.—My lord Northumberland, We license your departure with your son.Send us your prisoners, or you 'll hear of it.
[Exeunt KING HENRY, BLUNT, and Train. Hot. An if the devil come and roar for them,
125 I will not send them : I will after straight, And tell him so ; for I will ease my heart, Although it be with hazard of my head.
I tell thee,
North. What, drunk with choler ? stay, and pause awhile ; Here comes your uncle.
130 'Zounds, I will speak of him ; and let my
mercy, if I do not join with him :
[To WORCESTER. Wor. Who struck this heat up, after I was gone ?
Hot. He will, forsooth, have all my prisoners ; 140 And when I urged the ransom once again Of my wife's brother, then his cheek looked pale, And on my face he turned an eye of death, Trembling even at the name of Mortimer.
Wor. I cannot blame him : was he not proclaimed, 145 By Richard that is dead, the next of blood ?
North. He was: I heard the proclamation :
150 From whence he intercepted did return To be deposed, and shortly murdered.
Wor. And for whose death, we in the world's wide mouth Live scandalised and foully spoken of.
Hot. But, soft, I pray you ; did King Richard then
He did ; myself did hear it.
160 Upon the head of this forgetful man And for his sake wear the detested blot Of murderous subornation,--shall it be
That you a world of curses undergo,
chronicles in time to come,
Peace, cousin, say no more :
Hot. If he fall in, good night!-or sink or swim.
North. Imagination of some great exploit
To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon,
Wor. He apprehends a world of figures here,
Those same noble Scots,
I'll keep them all ;
You start away,
Nay, I will ; that's flat :
Wor. Hear you, cousin ; a word.
Hot. All studies here I solemnly defy,
Wor. Farewell, kinsman : I will talk to you
North. Why, what a wasp-stung and impatient fool
Art thou, to break into this woman's mood,
Hot. Why, look you, I am whipped and scourged with rods, Nettled, and stung with pismires, when I hear
240 Of this vile politician, Bolingbroke. In Richard's time,-what do you call the place ?A plague upon 't !-it is in Gloucestershire 'Twas where the madcap duke his uncle kept,His uncle York—where I first bowed my knee
245 Unto this king of smiles, this Bolingbroke,– When and he came back from Ravenspurgh.
North. At Berkley castle.
Hot. You say true :
250 This fawning greyhound then did proffer me ! Look when his infant fortune came to age, And “gentle Harry Percy'-and “kind cousin' 0, the devil take such cozeners !—God forgive me ! Good uncle, tell your tale ; for I have done.
255 Wor. Nay, if you have not, to 't again; We'll stay your leisure. Hot.
I have done, in sooth. . .
23. Your highness. Henry (Boling- | 27. Misprision, mistake, misapprehen
broke), son of John of Gaunt, Duke sion, error. From Lat. minus (inof Lancaster, dethroned his cousin sufficiently, improperly), and preRichard II., and reigned as King (he)ndere (to take, grasp), through Henry IV., 1399-1413.
O. Fr. mesprendre, Mod. Fr. mésurnamed Bolingbroke, from the prendre, part. mespris, mépris. place where he was born, in Lincoln- 38. Pouncet-box, a box for holding pershire.
fumes, with holes pounced or per24. Harry Percy here, surnamed Hot- forated in the lid. There is also a spur, son of the Earl of North
reference to pounce-box, a box for umberland. -Holmedon, or Homil- holding pounce (Fr. ponce, Lat. don Hill, near Wooler in Northum- pumicem), or pumice-powder. berland, Here Percy defeated the 40. Who refers to “his nose.' Scots, taking Douglas and other 51. Popinjay, parrot, a prating coxnobles prisoners, Sept. 14, 1402. The
comb or fop. Old Eng. Pokigay, king wanted the prisoners, to enable Fr. papegai, Ger. papagei (parrot) ; him to treat on more advantageous from Ger. papeln (to babble, chatter), terms with the Scots, against whom and Fr. gau, Lat. gallus (a cock). he had marched unsuccessfully two The n has crept in : cf. nightingale years before.
(O. Eng. nihtegale, Ger, nachtigall),