Henry IV Part 2

by: William Shakespeare

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LANCASTER

   Go, my lord,
And let our army be dischargèd too.

LANCASTER

Go and disperse our army, too, Lord Westmoreland.
Exit WESTMORELAND
WESTMORELAND exits.
And, good my lord, so please you, let our trains
March by us, that we may peruse the men
We should have coped withal.
Good Archbishop, let’s have both our troops march past us here so that we can see the men we would have fought against.

ARCHBISHOP

   Go, good Lord Hastings,
325And ere they be dismissed, let them march by.

ARCHBISHOP

Go, Lord Hastings, and have them march past before they’re dismissed.
Exit HASTINGS
HASTINGS exits.

LANCASTER

I trust, lords, we shall lie tonight together.

LANCASTER

I hope, sirs, that we’ll spend tonight in the same camp.
Enter WESTMORELAND
WESTMORELAND enters.
Now, cousin, wherefore stands our army still?
Cousin, why is our army still standing?

WESTMORELAND

The leaders, having charge from you to stand,
Will not go off until they hear you speak.

WESTMORELAND

The leaders have orders from you to stand fast, and they won’t disperse until they hear you give the order.

LANCASTER

330They know their duties.

LANCASTER

They know how to follow orders.
Enter HASTINGS
HASTINGS enters.

HASTINGS

My lord, our army is dispersed already.
Like youthful steers unyoked, they take their courses
East, west, north, south, or, like a school broke up,
Each hurries toward his home and sporting-place.

HASTINGS

Our army is already dispersed. They’ve headed off to the east, west, north, and south like young bulls whose yokes have been removed. The men are like children after school, each hurrying toward their homes or the playground.

WESTMORELAND

335Good tidings, my Lord Hastings, for the which
I do arrest thee, traitor, of high treason.—
And you, Lord Archbishop, and you, Lord Mowbray,
Of capital treason I attach you both.

WESTMORELAND

That’s good news, Lord Hastings. And hearing it, I now arrest you, traitor, for high treason. And you, Archbishop, and you, Lord Mowbray. I arrest you both for capital treason.