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A ragged and forestall'd remission.-
War. Here comes the prince.
Enter King Henry V. Ch. Just. Good morrow; and heaven save your
majesty! King. 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: Yet be sad, good brothers, For, to speak truth, it very well becomes you; Sorrow so royally in you appears, 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 burden 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. P. John, &c. We hope no other from your ma
jesty. King. You all look strangely on me:-and you most;
[To the Chief Justice. You are, I think, assur'd I love you not.
Ch. Just. I am assur’d, if I be measur'd rightly, Your majesty hath no just cause to hate me.
SC not the Turkish court;] Not the court where the prince that mounts the throne puts his brothers to death.
King. No! How might a prince of my great hopes forget So great indignities you laid upon me? What! 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. Just. 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 seat of judgment; Whereon, as an offender to your father, I gave bold way to my authority, And did commit you. If the deed were ill, Be you contented, wearing now the garland, To have a son set 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 most 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 son: Hear your own dignity so much profan'd, See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted, Behold yourself so by a son disdained; And then imagine me taking your part,
3- Was this easy?] That is, was this not grievous ? Shakspeare has easy in this sense elsewhere. Johnson.
* To trip the course of law,] To defeat the process of justice; a metaphor taken from the act of tripping a runner.
* And mock your workings in a second body.) To treat with contempt your acts executed by a representative.
and propose a son:) i. e. image to yourself a son, contrive for a moment to think you have one.
And, in your power, soft silencing your son:
i in your state,] In your regal character and office, not with the passion of a man interested, but with the impartiality of a legislator. Johnson.
remembrance,] That is, admonition, 9 My father is gone wild-] The meaning is-My wild dispositions having ceased on my father's death, and being now as it were buried in his tomb, he and wildness are interred in the same grave.
And with his spirit sadly I survive,'
be As things acquainted and familiar to us; In which you, father, shall have foremost hand.
[To the Lord Chief Justice. Our coronation done, we will accite, As I before remember'd, all our state: And (God consigning to my good intents,) No prince, nor peer, shall have just cause to say, — Heaven shorten Harry's happy life one day.
Glostershire. The Garden of Shallow's House. Enter Falstaff, SHALLOW, SILENCE, BARDOLPH,
the Page, and Davy. Shal. Nay, you shall see mine orchard: where, in an arbour, we will eat a last year's pippin of my
with his spirit sadly I survire,] Sadly is the same as soberly, seriously, gravely. Sad is opposed to wild. Johnson.
the state of floods,] i. e. dignity of floods, or of the
own graffing, with a dish of carraways, and so forth ;-come, cousin Silence;-and then to bed.
Fal. 'Fore God, you have here a goodly dwelling, and a rich.
Shal. Barren, barren, barren; beggars all, beggars all, sir John:-marry, good air. -Spread, Davy; spread, Davy; well said, Davy.
Fal. This Davy serves you for good uses ; he is your serving-man, and your husbandman.
Shal. A good varlet, a good varlet, a very good varlet, sir John.-By the mass, I have drunk too much sack at supper:
-A good varlet. Now sit down, now sit down :-come, cousin.
Sil. Ah, sirrah! quoth-a,—we shall
Shal. Give master Bardolph some wine, Davy.
Davy. Sweet sir, sit; [Seating BARDOLPH and the Page at another table.] I'll be with you anon :most sweet sir, sit.- Master page, good master page, sit: proface!. What you want in meat, we'll have in drink. But you must bear; The heart's all."
and females dear, &c.] This very natural character of Justice Silence is not sufficiently observed. He would scarcely speak a word before, and now there is no possibility of stopping his mouth.
- proface!) Italian from profaccia; a cant term in Italy, that is, much good may it do you.
5-The heart's all.] That is, the intention with which the entertainment is given. The humour consists in making Davy act as master of the house. Johnson.