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Suffolk first died, and York, all baggled over,
As, in this glorious and well-foughten field,
But I had not so much of man in me,
K. Hen. I blame you not;
For, hearing this, I must perforce compound
Then every soldier kill his prisoners; Give the word through.
[Exeunt. SCENE VII.—Another part of the Field. Alarums. Enter FLUELLEN and Gower. Flu. Kill the poys and the luggage! 'tis expressly against the law of arms: 'tis as arrant a piece of knavery, mark you now, as can be offered, in the 'orld; In your conscience now, is it not?
Gow. I think, Alexander the great was born in Macedon; his father was called-Philip of Macedon, as I take it.
Flu. I think, it is in Macedon, where Alexander is porn. I tell you, captain,-If you look in the maps of the 'orld, I warrant, you shall find, in the comparisons between Macedon and Monmouth, that the situations, look you, is both alike. There is a river in Macedon; and there is also moreover a river at Monmouth: it is cal led Wye, at Monmouth: but it is out of my prains, what is the name of the other river; bat 'tis all one, 'tis so like as my fingers is to my fingers, and there is salmons in both. If you mark Alexander's life well, Harry of Monmouth's life is come after it indifferent well; for there is figures in all things. Alexander (God knows, and you know,) in his rages and his furies, and his wraths, and his cholers, and his moods, and his displeasures, and his indignations, and also being a little intoxicates in his prains, did, in his ales and his angers, look you, kill his pest friend, Clytus.
Gow. Our king is not like him in that; he never killed any of his friends.
Flu. Is it not well done, mark you now, to take tales out of my mouth, ere it is made an end and finished. I speak but in the figures and comparisons of it: As Alexander is kill his friend Clytus, being in his ales and his cups; so also Harry Moumouth, being in right wits and his goot judgments, is turn away the fat knight with the great pelly-doublet: he was full of jests, and gipes, and knaveries, and mocks; I am forget his name.
Gow. 'Tis certain, there's not a boy left alive; and the cowardly rascals, that ran from the battle, have done this slaughter: besides, they have burned and carried away all that was in the king's tent; wherefore the king, most worthily, hath caused every soldier to cut his prisoner's throat. Oh! 'tis a gallant king.
Flu. Ay, he was porn at Monmouth, captain Gower: What call you the town's name, where Alexander the pig was born?
Gow. Alexander the great.
have Until this instant.-Take a trumpet, herald;
Fiu Why, I pray you, is not pig, great? The pig, or the great, or the mighty, or the huge, or the magnanimous, are all one reckonings, save the phrase is a little variations.
Gow. Sir John Falstaff.
Flu. That is he: I can tell you, there is goot men born at Monmouth.
Gow. Here comes his majesty.
Alarum. Enter King HENRY, with a part of the English Forces; WARWICK, GLOSTER, EXETER, and others.
K. Hen. I was not angry since I came to France
Exe. Here comes the herald of the French, my liege. Glo. His eyes are humbler than they us'd to be.
K. Hen. How now, what means this, herald t know'st thou not, That I have fin'd these bones of mine for ransom?
Com'st thou again for ransom?
I come to thee for charitable license,
Killing them twice. O give us leave, great king
K. Hen. I tell thee truly, herald, I know not if the day be our's or no;
and myself were down together, I plucked this
Flu. Your grace does me as great honours,
KING HENRY V.
For yet a many of your horseman peer,
Mont. The day is your's.
K. llen. Praised be God, and not our strength,
What is this castle call'd, that stands hard by ↑
Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus.
Flu. Your grandfather of famous memory, an't please your majesty, and your great-uncle Edward the plack prince of Wales, as I have read in the ebronicles, fought a most prave pattle here in France.
K. Hen. Knowest thon Gower?
Flu. He is my dear friend, an please you.
K. Hen. They did, Fluellen.
Flu. I will fetch him.
K. Hen. My lord of Warwick, and my brother
Flu. Your majesty says very true: If your ma-
Follow Fluellen closely at the heels:
K. Hen. I wear it for a memorable honour: For I am Welsh, you know, good countryman.
Flu. All the water in Wye cannot wash your majesty's Welsh plood out of your pody, I can tell you that: Got pless it and preserve it, as long as it pleases his grace, and his majesty |
K. Hen. Thanks, good my countryman. Flu. By Cheshu, I am your majesty's country. man, I care not who know it; I will confess it to all the 'orld: I need not to be ashamed of your majesty, praised be God, so long as your majesty
is an honest man.
K. Hen. God keep me so !-Our heralds go
Bring me just notice of the numbers dead
wick: If that the soldier strike him, (as, I judge By his blunt bearing, he will keep his word,) Some sudden mischief may arise of it; For I do know Fluellen valiant, And, touch'd with choler, hot as gunpowder, And quickly will return an injury: Follow, and see there be no harm between them.[Exeunt. SCENE VIII.-Before King HENRY's Pa
Go you with me, uncle of Exeter.
Ere. Soldier, you must come to the king. K. Hen. Soldier, why wear'st thou that glove in thy cap!
Will. An't please your majesty, 'tis the gage of one that I should fight withal, if he be alive.
K. Hen. An Englishman?
Enter GoWER and WILLIAMS.
Flu. Got's will and his pleasure, captain, I
Will. Sir, know you this glove?
Flu. Know the glove? I know the glove is a glove. Will. I know this; and thus I challenge it. [Strikes him. Flu. 'Sblud, an arrant traitor, as any's in the Gow. How now, Sir? you villain ! universal 'orld, or in France, or in England. Will. Do you think I'll be forsworn? I will Flu. Stand away, captain Gower; give treason his payment into plows, I warrant
Will. An't please your majesty, a rascal, that swaggered with me last night: who, if 'a live, and ever dare to challenge this glove, I have sworn to take him a box o'the ear: or, if I can ace my glove in bis cap, (which he swore, as he was a soldier, he would wear, if alive,) I will strike it out soundly.
K. Hen. What think you, captain Fluellen; is it fit this soldier keep his vath ?
Flu. He is a craven and a villain else, an't please your majesty, in my conscience.
K. Hen. It may be, his enemy is a gentleman of great sort, quite from the answer of his degree.
Will. I am no traitor.
Flu. That's a lie in thy throat.-I charge you in his majesty's name, apprehend him; lie's a friend of the duke of Alençon's.
Enter WARWICK and GLOSTER. War. How now, how now! what's the matter?
Flu. Though he be as goot a gentleman as the tevil is, as Lucifer and Belzebub himself, Flu. My lord of Warwick, here is (praised It is necessary, look your grace, that he keep his vow and his oath; if he be perjured, see you now, his reputation is as arrant a villain, be Got for it!) a most contagions treason come and a Jack-sauce, as ever bis plack shoe trod to light, look you, as you shall desire in a sum tion Got's ground and his earth, in my consci-mer's day. Here is his majesty.
+ High rank. 1 For saucy Jack.
K. Hen. Then keep thy vow, sirrah, when thou inet'st the fellow.
Enter King HENRY and EXETER.
K. Hen. How now! what's the matter? Flu. My liege, here is a villain and a traitor, that, look your grace, has struck the glove which your majesty is take out of the helmet of
Will. So I will, my liege, as I live.
Fla. Gower is a goot captain; and is good Alençon.
K. Hen. Call him bither to me, soldier.
(Erit. K. Hen. Here, Fluellen; wear thou this favour for me, and stick it in thy cap: When Alençon
Will. My liege, this was my glove; here is the fellow of it and he, that I gave it to in change, promised to wear it in his cap; I pro. mised to strike him, if he did I met this man good as my word. with my glove in his cap, and I have been as
Flu. Your majesty hear now, (saving your majesty's manhood,) what an arrant, raseally,
beggarly, lowsy knave it is: I hope, your ma- Beaumont and
Here was a roy
K. Hen. Give me thy glove, soldier: Look, here is the fellow of it. 'Twas I, indeed, thou promised'st to strike; and thou hast given me most bitter terms.
Flu. An please your majesty, let his neck answer for it, if there is any martial law in the 'orld.
K. Hen. How canst thou make me satisfaction ?
Will. All offences, my liege, come from the heart: never came any from mine, that might offend your majesty.
K. Hen. It was ourself thou didst abuse. Will. Your majesty came not like yourself: you appeared to me but as a common mau; witness the night, your garments, your lowliness; and what your highness suffered under that shape, I beseech you take it for your own fault, and not mine: for had you been as I took you for, 1 made no offence; therefore, I beseech your highness, pardon me.
K. Hen. Here, uncle Exeter, fill this glove
And give it to this fellow.-Keep it, fellow;
Till I do challenge it.-Give him the crowns :And, captain, you must needs be friends with him.
Flu. By this day and this light, the fellow has mettle enough in his pelly:-Hold, there is twelve pence for you, and I pray yon to serve Got, and keep you out of prawls, and prabbles, and quarrels, and dissensions, and, I warrant you, it is the petter for you.
Will. I will none of your money.
Flu. It is with a goot will; I can tell you, it will serve you to mend your shoes: Come, wherefore should you be so pashful? your shoes is not so goot: 'tis a goot silling, I warrant you, change it.
Enter an English HERALD.
K. Hen. Now, herald; are the dead num-
Her. Here is the number of the slaughter'd
Etc. Charles duke of Orleans, nephew to the
John duke of Bourbon, and lord Bonciqualt: of other lords and barons, knights and squires, Full fifteen hundred, besides common men.
K. Hen. This note doth tell me of ten thousand French,
That in the field lie slain of princes, in this number,
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On one part a
K. Hen. C
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Flu. Eat, I pray you: Will you have some more sauce to your Icek? there is not enough leak to swear by.
Pist. Quit thy cudgel; thou dost see 1 cat. Flu. Much goot do you, scald kuave, heartily. Nay, 'pray you, throw none away; the skin is goot for your proken coxcomb. When you take occasions to see leeks hereafter, I pray you, mock at them; that is all.
Flu. Ay, leeks is goot :-Hold you, there is a great to heal your pate.
Pist. Me a groat!
Pist. Yes, verily, and in truth, you shall take it; or I have another leek in my pocket, which you shall eat.
Pist. I take thy groat, in earnest of revenge. Flu. If I owe you any thing, I will pay you in cudgels; you shall be a woodmonger, and buy nothing of me but cudgels. God be wi' you, [Exit. and keep you, and heal your pate.
Enter FLUELLEN and GOWER.
Pist. All hell shall stir for this.
Gow. Go, go; you are a counterfeit cowardly Gow. Nay, that's right; but why wear you knave. Will you mock at an ancient tradition, your leek to-day? Saint Davy's day is past. Fla. There is occasions and causes why and-begun upon au honourable respect, and worn wherefore in all things: I will tell you, as my as a memorable trophy of predeceased valour,friend, captain Gower; The rascally, scald, beg-and dare not avouch in your deeds any of your garly, lowsy, pragging knave, Pistol, which you words? I have seen you gleeking⚫ and galling at and yourself, and all the 'orld, know to be no this gentleman twice or thrice. You thought, petter than a fellow, look you now, of no me because he could not speak English in the na rits, he is come to me, and prings me pread tive garb, he could not therefore handle au Eu and salt yesterday, look you, and bid me eat glish cudgel: you find it otherwise; and hencemy leek it was in a place where I could not forth let a Welsh correction teach you a good breed no contentions with him; but I will be English condition. + Fare ye well. so pold as to wear it in my cap till I see him ence again, and then I will tell him a little piece of my desires.
To welcome bim? much more, and much more cause,
Did they this Harry. Now in London place him;
(As yet the lamentation of the French
The interim, by remembering you-'tis past.
After your thought, straight back again to
Gow. Why, here he comes, swelling like a turkey-cock. Flu. Tis no matter for his swellings, nor his turkey-cocks.-Got pless you, ancient Pistol, you scarvey, lowsy knave, Got bless you!
Pist. Ha! art thou Bedlam? dost thou thirst, base Trojan,
To bave me fold up Parca's fatal web?
[Exit. Pist. Doth fortune play the huswife with me now?
News have 1, that my Nell is dead i'the spital §
And there my rendezvous is quite cut off.
Flu. I peseech you heartily, scurvy, lowsy knave, at my desires, and my requests, and my petitions, to eat, look you, this leek; because, Look you, you do not love it, nor your affectious, and your appetites, aud your digestions, does not agree with it, I would desire you to
Cadwallader, and all his
Pist. Not for goats.
Fl. There is one goat for you. [Strikes him.] Will you be so goot, scald knave, as eat it ? Pist Base Trojan, thou shalt die. true, scald kuave, when Flu. You say very Got's will is: I will desire you to live in the mean time, and eat your victuals; come, there is sauce for it. [Striking him again.] You called me yesterday, mountain-squire; but I will make you to day a squire of low degree. I pray you fall to; if you cau mock a leek, you can eat a leek.
Gow. Enough, captain; you have astonished t him.
Flu. I say, I will make him eat some part of my leek, or I will peat his pate four days:Pite, I pray you; it is goot for your green wound, and your ploody coxcomb.
Pist. Must I bite ?
[Exit. SCENE IL-Troyes in Champagne.-An Apartment in the French King's Palace. GLOSTER, EXETER, WARWICK, WEST MOREEnter, at one door, King HENRY, BEDFORD, LAND, and other Lords; at another; the FRENCH KING, Queen ISABEL, the Princess KATHARINE, Lords, Ladies, &c. the Duke of BURGUNDY, and his Truin.
Unto our brother France, and to our sister,
we to behold
Most worthy brother England; fairly met:
Q. Isa. So happy be the issue, brother Erg.
Of this good day, and of this gracious meeting,
Flu. Yes, certainly; and out of doubt, and oul of questions too, and ambiguities. Pist. By this leck, I will most horribly revenge; I eat, and eke I swear
K. Hen. Peace to this meeting, wherefore we
Henry did not strike a blow in France, for two gears after the decisive battle of Agincourt; but imme ately concluded a truce for that period.--Hume. + Dost thou desire to have me put thee to death?" 1 Stunned.
Have lost their quality; and that this day
Q. Isa. You English princes all, I do salute
Bur. My duty to you both, on equal love, Great kings of France and England! That I have laboured
With all my wits, my pains, and strong endea-Haply a woman's voice may do some good,
To bring your most imperial majesties
And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps,
Her vine, the merry cheerer of the heart,
And as our vineyards, fallows, meads, and hedges,
And take with you free power, to ratify,
Go with the princes, or stay here with us?
Defective in their natures, grow to wildness; Even so our houses, and ourselves, and children,
+ Ploughshare. up the roots.
Have lost, or do not learn, for want of time,
K. Hen. If, duke of Burgundy, you would
Whose want gives growth to the imperfections
which, as yet, There is no answer inade.
K. Hen. Well then, the peace,
Which you before so urg'd, lies in his answer.
K. Hen. Brother, we shall.-Go, uncle Exe
And brother Clarence, and you, brother
ter,Warwick and Huntingdon, go with the king:
To deracinate is to force 5 Extravagant. Appearance. Hiuderance.
She is our capital demand, compris'd
[Exeunt all but HENRY, KATHARINE, and her Gentlewoman. K. Hen. Fair Katharine, and most fair! Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms Such as will enter at a lady's ear,
And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart? Kath. Your majesty shall mock at me; I can. not speak your England.
K. Hen. O fair Katharine, if you will love me soundly with your French heart, I will be glad to hear you confess it brokenly with your English tongue. Do you like me, Kate ?
Kath. Pardonnez moy, I cannot tell vat islike me.
K. Hen. An angel is like you, Kate; and you are like an angel.
Kath. Que dit-il? que jesuis semblable à les anges?
Alice. Ouy, vrayment, (sauf vostre grace) ainsi dit il. 重
K. Hen. I said so, dear Katharine; and 1 must not blush to affirm it.
Kath. O bon Dieu! les langues des hom mes sont pleines des tromperies.
K Hen. What says she, fair one? that the longues of men are full of deceits!
Alice. Ouy; dat de tongues of de mans is be full of deceits: dat is de princess.
K. Hen. The princess is the better Englishwoman. I'faith, Kate, my wooing is fit for thy understanding: 1 am glad thou can'st speak no better English; for, if thou could'st, thea would'st find me such a plain king, that thoa would'st think I had sold my farm to buy my crown. I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say-I love you: then, if you urge me further than to say-Do you in faith! I wear out my suit. Give me your answer; i'faith, do; and so clap hands and a bargain: How say you, lady f Kath. Sauf vostre honneur, me understand
K. Hen. Marry, if you would put me to verses, or to dance for your sake, Kate, why you undid me: for the one, I have neither words measure; and for the other, I have no strength in measure, yet a reasonable measure in strength. If I could win a lady at leapfrog, or by vaulting into my saddle with my armour on my back, under the correction of bragging be it spoken, I should quickly lesp into a wife. Or, if I might buffet for any love, or bound my horse for her favours, I could lay on like a butcher, and sit like a jack-an-apes, never off but, before God, I cannot look greenly, nor gasp out my eloquence, nor I have no cunning in protestation; only dowuright oaths, which I never use till urged, nor never break for urging. If thou canst love a fellow of this temper, Kate, whose face is not worth sun-burning, that never looks in his glass for Glos-love of any thing he sees there, let thine eye be thy cook. I speak to thee plain soldier: If thou canst love ine for this, take me if not, to say to thee, that I shall die, is true; but for thy love, by the Lord, no; yet I love thee too.
• In dancing.
† 1. e. Like a young lover, awkwardly,