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DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.
KING HENRÝ the Fourth.
John, Prince of Lancaster
; } Sons to the King.
Companions of Falstaff.
Lady PERCY, Wife lo Hotspur.
vellers, and Attendants.
A CT I. SCENE I.
Tbe Court at LONDON. Enter King Henry, Lord John of Lancaster, Earl of Wett
-morland, and others. K. Henry.
O fhaken as we are, so wan with care,
Find we a time for frighted peace to pant,
To be commenc'd in ftronds afar remote! No more the thirsty entrance of this foil Shall dawb her lips with her own children's blood : No more shall trenching War channel her fields, Nor bruise her flowrets with the armed hoofs Of hostile paces. Those opposed arms Which like the meteors of a troubled heav'n, All of one nature, of one substance bred, Did lately meet in the intestine shock
And furious close of civil butchery,
Weft. My Liege, this haste was hot in question,
K. Henry. It seems then, that the tidings of this broil
Weft. This, matcht with other like, my gracious Lord;