And I do wish your honours may increase,
Till you do live to see a son of mine
Offend you, and obey you, as I did.
You did commit me :
For which, I do commit into your hand
The unstained sword that you have us❜d to bear;
With this remembrance,-That you use the same
With the like bold, just, and impartial spirit,
As you have done 'gainst me. There is my hand;
You shall be as a father to my youth:
My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine ear;
And I will stoop and humble my intents
To your well-practis'd wise directions.
Now call we our high court of parliament:
And let us chuse such limbs of noble counsel,
That the great body of our state may go
In equal rank with the best-govern'd nation;
That war, or peace, or both at once, may 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 (heaven consigning to my good intents,)
No prince, nor peer, shall have just cause to say,—
Heaven shorten Harry's happy life one day.
Flourish of Trumpets and Drums.
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