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Which, like a mighty whiffler! 'fore the king, Flu. 'Tis no matter for his swellings, nor his
10 to eat, look you, this lech ; because, look you, Quite from himself, to God. But now behold, you do not love it, nor your affections, and your In the quick forge and working-house of thought, appetites, and your digestions, does not agree with How London doth pour out her citizens! lit, I would desire you to eat it. The mayor, and all his brethren in best sort, Pist. Not for Cadwaliader, and all bis goats. Like to the senators of antique Rome,
15 Tiu. There is one goat for you. [strikes him.] With the plebeians swarming at their heels,- Will you be so goot, scald knäve, as eat it? Go forth, and fetch their conquering Cæsar in: Pist. Base Trojan, thou shalt die. As, by a lower but by loving likelihood!”,
Flu. You say very true, scald koave, vrhen Got's Were now the general* of our gracious empress
will is: I will desire you to live in the mean time, (As, in good tinie, he may) from Ireland coming, 20 and eat your victuals; come, there is sauce for Bringing rebellion broached'on his sword, lit.
-Strikes him.] You call me yesterday, Flow many would the peaceful city quit, [cause, mountain squire; but I will make you to-day a To welcoine him? Much more, and much more squire of low degree. I pray you tall to; if you Did they this Harry. Now in London place him ; can mock a leck, you can eat a leek. [him. (As yet the lamentaion of the French
125 Gorr. Enough, captain; you have astonishi’d Invites the king of England's stay at home: Flu. I say, I will make liim cat some part of The emperor's coming in behalf of France, my leek, or I will peat bis pate four days :-Pite, To order peace between them) and omit I pray you; it is goot for your green wound, and All the occurrences, whatever chanc'd,
your ploodly coxcomb. 'Till Harry's back-return again to France;
Pist. Must I bite? There must we bring him; andınyself have play'd Flu. Yes, certainly; and out of doubt, and out The interim, by remembring you—'lis past. of questions too, and ambiguities. Then brook'abridgment; and your eyes advance Pist. By this leek, I will most horribly revenge; After your thoughts, straight back again to France. I čat, and eat, I swear. SCENE J.
35! Flue. Eat, I pray you: will you have some more
sauce to your leeh? there is not enough leek to The English Camp in France.
swear by. Enter Fluellen, and Gower.
Pist. Quiet thy cudgel; thou dost see, I eat. Gow. Nay, that's right; but why wear you Flu. Much goot do you, scaid knave, heartily;. your leek to-day? Saint Davy's day is past. 40 Nay, pray you, Uirow none away; the skin is
Flu. There is occasions and causes why and gool for your proken coxcomb. When you take wherefore in all things: I will tell you, as my occasions to see leelis hereafter, I pray, ou, mock friend, captain Gower; the rascally, scald, peggar- lat tiem; that is all. ly, lowsy, pragging knave, Pistol,—which you Pist. Gooi, and yourself, and all the 'orld, know to be no pet-45 Flu. Ay, leeks is goot :-Ilold you, there is a ter than a fellow, look you now, of no merits--- groat to heal your pate. he is come to me, and prings me pread and salt Pist. Me a groat! yesterday, look you, and pid me eat my leak: it Flu. Yes, verily, and in truth, you shall take was in a place where I could not preed no conten- it ; or I have another kek in my pochet, which tions with him: but I will be so pold as to wear 50 you shall eat, it in my cap'till I see him once again, and then I Pist. I take thy groat, in earnest of revenge. will tell him a little piece of my desires.
Flu. If I owe you any thing, I will pay you in Enter Pistol.
cudgels; you shall be a woodmonger, and buy noGow. Why, here he comes, swelling like a tur- thing of me but cudgels. Got be wi' you, and key-cock.
155, keep you, and heal your pate.
[Exit. 'A whiffler is an officer who walks first in processions, or before persons in high stations, on occasions of ceremony. The name is still retained in London, and there is an officer so called that walks before their companies on the 9th of November, or what is vulgariy called Lord Mayor's Dar. Likelihood for similitude. * The earl of Essex in the reign of queen Elizabeth, i. e, spitted, trapstixed. • The meaning is, dost thou desire to have me put thee to death? That is, according to Dr. Johnson, I will bring thee to the ground. Other commentators think it alludes to an old inetrical romance, which was very popular among our countrymen in ancient times, entitled, The Squires of low Degree. : That is, you have stunned him with the blow,
Pist. All hell shall stir for this.
Since then my office liath so far prevaild, Gow. Go, go, you are a counterfeit cowardly That, face to face, and royal eye to eye, knave. Will you mock at an ancient tradition,-- You have congreeted ; let it not disgrace me, begun upon an honourable respect, and worn as a If I demand, before this royal view, memorable trophy of predeceas'd valour,--and 5 What rub, or what impediment, there is, dare not avouch in your deeds any of your words: Why that the naked, poor, and mangled peace, I have seen you gleching' and gailing at this gen- Dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joylul births, tleman twice or thrice. You thought, because he Should not, in this best garden of ihe world, could not speak English in the native garb, be Our fertile France, put up her lovely visage? could not therefore handle an English cudgel: you 10 Alas! she hath from France too loug been chas'd; tind it otherwise; and, henceforth, let a Welsh And all her husbandry doth lie in heaps, correction teach you a good English condition. Corrupting in its own fertility. Fare ye well.
Her vine, the merry chearer of the heart, Pist. Doth fortune play the huswife with me Upruned dies: her hedges even-pleach'd,
15 Like prisoners wildly over-grown with hair, News have I, that my Nell is dead i' the spital Put forth disorder'd twigs: her fallow leas Of malady of France;
The darnel, hemlock, and rank fumitory, And there my rendezvous is quite cutoff.
Doth root upon; while that the coulter rusts, Old I do wax; and from my weary limbs That should deracinate such savag'ry: Honour is cudgell'd. Well, bawd will I turn, 20 The even mead that erst brought sweetly forth And something lean to cut-purse of quick hand. The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover, To England will I steal, and there l’il steal: Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank, And priches will I get unto these cudgell'd scars, Conceives by idleness; and nothing teems, And swear I got them in the Gallia wais. [Exit. But hateful clocks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs, S CE N E II.
25 Losing both beauty and utility.
And as our vineyards, fallows, meads, and hedges, The French Court, at Trois in Champagne. Defective in their natures, grow to wildness; Enter at one door, King llenry, Exeter, Bedford, Even so our houses, and ourselves, and children,
Warwick, and other Lorus; at another, the Have lost, or do not learn, for want of time, french King, Queen Isabel, Princess Katha- 30 The sciences that should become our country; rine, the Duke of Burgundy, and other french.
But grow, like savages,-as soldiers will, K. Henry. Peace to this meeting, wherefore we That nothing do but meditate on blood,are met !
To swearing, and stern looks, diffus'd' attire,
and bless us with her former qualities. And, princes French, and peers, health to you all! 40 K. Henry. If, duke of Burgundy, you would
Fr. King. Rightjoyousare we to behold your face,
Ibich you have cited, you must buy that peace
You have, enscheduld briefly, hands. Your eyes which hitherto have borne in them Bur. The king hath heard them; to the which, Against the French, that met them in their bent, The fatal balls of murdering basilisks:
There is no answer made. The venoin of such looks, ile fairly hope,
K'. Henry. Well then, the peace, Have lost their quality; and that this day Which you before so urg'd, lies in his answer. Shall change all griefs, and quarrels, into love. Fr. Ring. I have but with a cursorary eye
killenry. To cry amento that, thus we appear. O'er-glanc'd the articles: pleaseth your grace 2. Isa. You English princes all, I do salute you. To appoint some of your council presently
Bur. My duty to you both, on equal love, 55 To sit with us once more, with better liced Great kings of France and England: "That I have To re-survey them, we will, suddenly, labour'd
Pass, or accept, and peremptory answer. With allmy wits, my pains, and strong endeavours, Ki Henry. Brother, we shall. ---Go, uncle To bring your most imperial majesties
Exeter, l'nto this bar', and royal interview,
60 Andbrother Clarence,--and you,brother Gloster,-Your mightiness on both parts best can witness. Warwick, -and Huntington,-go with the king:
* i. e. scoffing, sneering, Gleek was a game at cards. ’i. e. the jilt. Huswife is here used in an ill sense. 3 i. e. to this barrier; to this place of congress. * To deracinate is to force up by the . roots. sie wild, irregular, extravagant. *i. e, foriner appearance.
And take with you free power, to ratify, for my love, or bound my horse for her favours, I Augment, or alter, as your wisdoms best
could lay on like a butcher, and sit like a jack-aShall see advantageable for our dignity,
napes, never off: But, before God, Kate, I cannot Any thing in, or out of, our demands;
look greenly, nor gasp out my eloquence, nor I And we'll consign thereto.-Will you, fair sister, 5 have no cunning in protestation; only downright Go with the princes, or stay here with us? oaths, which I never use 'till urg'd, nor never 2. Isa. Our gracious brother, I will go with break for urging. If thou can'st love a fellow of them;
this temper, Kate, whose face is not worth sunHaply, a woman's voice may do some good, burning, that never looks in his glass for love of When articles, too nicely urg'd, be stood on. 10 any thing he sees there, let mine eye be thy cook. K. Henry. Yet leave our cousin Katharine here I speak to thee plain soldier: If thou can'st love with us:
me for this, take me: if not, to say to thee-that She is our capital demand, compris'd
I shall die, 'tis true;—but for thy love, by the Within the fore-rank of our articles.
Lord, no; yet I love thee too. And while thou 2. Isa. She hath good leave. [Exeunt. 15 liv'st, dear Kate, take a fellow of plain and unManent King Henry, Katharine, and a Lady. coined constancy'; for he perforce must do thee
K. Henry. Fair Katharine, and most fair! right, because he hath not the gift to woo in other Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms, places: for these fellows of infinite tongue, that Such as will enter at a lady's ear,
can rhime themselves into ladies' favours,--they And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart ? 20 do always reason themselves out again. What! a
Kath. Your majesty shall inock at me; speaker is but a prater; a rhyme is but a ballad. not speak your England.
A good leg will fall; a straight back wių stoop: K. Henry. O fair Katharine, if you will love me la black beard will turn white; a curl'dspate will soundly with your French heart, I will be glad to grow bald; a fair face will whither; a full eye will hear you confess it brokenly with your English 25 wax hollow: but a good' heart, Kate, is the sun tongue. Do you like me, Kate?
and the moon; or, rather, the sun, and not the Kath. Pardnonez moy, I cannot tell vat is— moon; for it shines bright, and never changes, like me.
but keeps his course truly. If thou would have K. Henry. An angel is like you,
Kate; and you
such a one, take me: And take me, take a solare like an angel.
30 dier; take a soldier, take a king: And what say'st Kath. Que dit-il? que je suis semblable à les thou then to my love? Speak, my fair, and fairly,
thee. Lady. Ouy, trayment, (sauf vostre grace) Kath. Is it possible dat I should love the enemy ainsi dit-il.
of France? K. Henry. I said so, dear Katharine; and 1135 K. Hen. No; it is not possible, that you should must not blush to affirm it.
love the enemy of France, Kate: but, in loving Kath. O bon Dieu! des langues des hommes sont me, you should love the friend of France; for I pleines des tromperies.
love France so well, that I will not part with a K. Henry. What says she, fair one? that the village of it; I will have it all mine: and, Kate, tongues of inen are full of deceit?
40 when France is mine, and I am yours, then yours Lady. Ouy; dat de tongues of de mans is be fulll is France, and you are mine. of deceits : dat is de princess.
Kath. I cannot tell vat is dat. K. Henry. The princess is the better English- K. Henry. No, Kate? I will tell thee in French; woman. I'faith, Kate, my wooing is fit for thy which, I am sure, will hang upon my tongue like understanding: I am glad, thou canst speak no 45 a new-married wife about her husband's neck, better English; för, if thou couldst, thou wouldst hardly to be shook off. Quand j'ay la possession de find me such a plain king, that thou wouldst think, France, di quand vous avez la possession de moi, (let I had sold my farm to buy my crown. I know me see, what then? Saint Denis be my speed !) no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say- donc vostre est France, & vous estesmienne. It is I love you : then, if you urge me further than to 50 as easy for me, Kate, to conquer the kingdom, as say-Do you in faith? I wear out my suit. Give to speak so much more French: I shall never me your answer ; i'faith, do; and só clap hands, move thee in French, unless it be to laugh at me. and a bargain: How say you, lady?
Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, le Francois, que vous Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, me understand well. parlez, est meilleur que l'Anglois lequel je parle.
K. Henry. Marry, if you would put me to 55 K. Hen. No, faith, is't not, Kate; but thy verses, or to dance for your sake, Kate, why you speaking of my tongue, and I thine, most truly undid me: for the one, I have neither words nor falsely, must needs be granted to me much at one. measure; and for the other, I have no strength But, Kate, dost thou understand thus much Enin measure: yet a reasonable measure in strength. glish? Can'st thou love me? If I could win a lady at leap-frog, or by vaulting 60 Kath. I cannot tell. into my saddle with my armour on my back, under K. Herry. Can any of your neighbours tell, the correction of bragging be it spoken, I should Kate: I'll ask them. Come, I know, thou lovest quickly leap into a wife. Or, if I might buffet Ime: and at night when you come into your closet,
i, e. real and true constaney, urrcfined and unadorned.
you'll question this gentiewoman about me; and I foy, je ne veut point que vous abbaissez vostre know, Kate, you will, to her, dispraise those Srandeur, en baisant la main d'une rostre indigne parts in me, that you love with your heart; but serviteure; ercuses moy, je vous supplie, mon good Kate, mock me mercifully; the rather, gen- yres puissant seigneur. tle princess, because I love thee cruelly. If ever 5 Ki Hen. Then I will kiss your lips, Kate. thou be'st mine, Kate, (as I have saving faith Kath. Les dames, & damoiselles pourestre baisées within me, tells me—thou shalt) I get thee witin krantleur nopees,ilu'est pas ecoutume de France. scambling', and thou must therefore weeds prove K. Hen. Madanı, my interpreter, what says she? a good soldier-breeder: shall not thou and 1, be Lady. Dat is not be de fashion pour de ladies of tween saint Denis and saint George, compound a France, -I cannot tell what is, buiser, en English. boy, half French, half English, that shall go to K. Hen. To kiss. Constantinople’, and take the Turk by the beard: Lady. Your majesty entendre bettre que inoy. shall we not? What say’st thou, my fair flower- K. Hen. It is not a fashion for the maids in de-luce?
France to kiss beore they are married, would she Kath. I do not know dat.
15 Lady. Oui, zraneni. K. Hen. No; 'tis hereatter to know, but now K. Hlen. O, kate, nice customs curt'sy to great to promise: do but now promise, Kate, you will kings.
Dear Kate, you and I cannot be contin'd endeavour for your French part of such a boy; and, within the weak list of a country's fashion: we for my English imoiety, take the word of a king! are the makers of manners, kate; and the liberty, and a bachelor. How answer you, la plus belli|20|that follows our places, stops the mouth of all Katharinedu monde,montrescheres divinedéesse. And-faults; as I will do yours, for upholding the Kath. Your majesté’ave fausee Frenchenough to nice fashion of your country, in denying me a hiss: deceive de mosi sage damoiselle dat is en France. therefore, patiently, and yielding - Aissing her.]
K. Hen. Now, tie upon iny false French : B You hare witchcraft in your lips, Kate: there is mine honour, in true English, I love thee, Kate;25 more eloquence in a sugar touch of them, than in by which honour I dare not swear, thou lovest the tongues of the French council; and they should me; yet my blood begins to Hatter me that thon sooner persuade Harry of England, than a general dost, notwithstanding the poor and untempering petition of monarchs. Here comes your father. effect of my visage. Now beshrew my father's Enter the French king and Queen, with French ambition! he was thinking of civil wars when he 30
and English Lords. got ine; therefore was I created with a stubborn Burg. God save your majesty! my royal cousin, outside, with an aspect of iron, that, when I come teach you our princess English? to woo ladies, I fright them. But, in faith, Kate, K. Hen. I would have her learn, my fair cousin, the elder I wax, the better I shall appear: my how perfectly I love her; and that is good English. comfort is, that old age, that ill laver-up of bea':- 35 Burg. Is she not apt? ty, can do no more spoil upon my face; thou hase Ki Flen. Our tongue is rough, coz'; and my me, if thou hast me, at the worst; and thou shall condition is not smooth; so that, having neither wear me, if thou wear me, better and better: the voice nor the heart of flattery about me, I and therefore tell ine, most fair Karbarine, will cannot so conjure up the spirit of love in her, that you haveme? Put off your maiden blushes; avouci: 40 he will appear in bis true likeness. the thoughts of your heart with the looks of an Burg: Parrion the frankness of my mirth, if I empress; take me by the hand, and sal-larry answer you for that. If you would conjure in of England, I am thine: which word ihou shalt her, you must make a circle: if conjure up love no sooner bless mine ear withal, but I will tell in her, in his true likeness, he must appear naked, thee alous- England is thine, Ireland is thipe, 45 and blind: can you blame her then, being a maid France is thire, and lleory Plantagenet is thine; vet rosy'd over with the virgin crimson of mowho, though I speak it before his face, if he be Miesty, if she deny the appearance ofa naked blind not follow with ihe best king, thon shalt find the boy in her naked seeing self? It were, my lord, a best king of good-fellows. Come, your answer hard condition for a maid to consign to. in broken inusic; for thy voice is music, and thy 50 K. Hen. Yet they do wink, and yield; as love English broken: theretore, queen of all, Katha- is blind, and enforces. rine, break thy mind to me in broken English. Burg. They are then excus’d, my lord, when Wilt thou have me?
they see not what they do. Kuth. Dat is, as it shall please de roy mon pere. Å. Hen. Then, good my lord, teach your cousin
K. Hen. Nay, it will please him well, Kate; it|55 to consent to winking. shali pirase him, Kate.
Burg. I will wink on her to consent, my lord, Kuth. Den it shall also content me.
will teach her to know my meaning: for Killen. I'pon that I kiss your hand, and I call maids, well summer'd and warm kept, are like fies you--my queen.
at Bartholomew-tide, blind, though they have Math. Laisseo,in on seigneur, laissez, laissez: mulooltheir eyes: and then they will endure handling,
Ti, e scrambling Shakspeare has here committed an anachronism. The Turks were not possessed of Constantinople before the year 1453, when Henry V. had been dead thirty-one years. 3 Meaning, nut wattstunumg my face has no power to ternper, i. e. soften you to my purpose. *i. e. my lemper,
which before would not abide looking on. With envy of each other's happiness,
K. Ilenry. This moral' ties me over to time, and May cease their hatred; and this dear conjunction
a hot summer: and so I shall catch the fly, your Plant neighbourhood and christian-like accord ki, büt cousin, in the latter end, and she must be blind too. In their sweet bosoms, that never war advance
Burg. As love is, my lord, before it loves. 5 His bleeding sword 'twixt England and fair France.
(witness all, in' thank love for my blindness; who cannot see K. Henry. Now welcome, Kate:- and bear me Frui o many a fair French city, for one fair French maid That here I kiss her as my sovereign queen. als 'that stands in my way.
[Flourish. Fr. King. Yes, niy lord, you see them per-10 2. Isa. God, the best maker of all marriages, spectively, the cities turn’d into a maid; for they Combine your hearts in one, your realms in one ! are all girdled within maiden walls, that war hath As man and wife, being two, are one in love, never enter'd.
So be there 'twixt your kingdoms such a spousal,
That never may ill office, or fell jealousy,
15 Which troubles oft the bed of blessed marriage, K. Henry. I ain content; so the maiden cities Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms, you talk of, may wait on her: so the maid, that To make divorce of their incorporate league ; stood in the way for my wish, shall shew nie the That English may as French, French Englishmen, way to my will.
Receive each other!-God speak this Amen! #r. Kiig. We have consented to all terms of 20 ll. Amen!
K'. Henry. Prepare we for our marriage : mon K. Henry. Is't so, my lords of England?
which day, West. The king hath granted every article: Aly lord of Burgundy, we'll take your oath 一人”, His daughter, first; and then in sequel all, And all the peers’, for surety of our leagues.
According to their firm proposed natures. 25 Then shall I swear to Kate, and you to me;
Exe. Only, he hath not yet subscribed this:- And may our oaths well kept and prosp'rous be! Where your majesty demands,That the king of
(Exeunt. France, having any occasion to write for matter of
Enter Chorus. grant, shall name your highness in this form, and Thus far, with rough, and all unable pen, 二氧; with this addition in French.-Notre tres cher 30 Our bending ? author hath pursu'd the story;
fil: Henry roy d'Angleterre, heretier de France : 11 little room coufining mighty men, , and thus in Latin,-Præclarissimus filius noster Mangling by starts’ the full course of their glory.
Henricus, rex Anglia, i hæres Frunciæ. Small time, but, in that small, most greatly liv'd
Fr. King. Yet this I have not, brother, sodeny'd, This star of England: fortune made his sword; .
But your request shall make me let it pass. 35 By which the world's best garden he atchiev'd, ! ki Henry. I pray you then, in love and dear And of it left his son imperial lord. alliance,
Henry the sixth, in infant bands crown'd king Let that one article rank with the rest:
Of France and England, did this king succeed; ,
And, thereupon, give me your daughter. Whose state so many had the managing, Fr. King. Take her, fair son: and froin her 40 That they lust France, and made his England blood raise up
Issue to me: that the contending kingdoms (pale Which oft our stage hath shewn; and, for their
That is, the application of this fable, the moral being the application of a fable. ii. e humble.