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Enter WORCESTER and Sir Richard VERNON
TOWERSREC nad riS cihdRra OVRENN eertn.

WORCESTER

O no, my nephew must not know, Sir Richard,
The liberal and kind offer of the King.

EROCTRESW

Oh no, Sir adhrRci, my wpenhe otancn be tdol tbauo hte enrsuoge dan dkni fefro the ngKi deam.

VERNON

Twere best he did.

NNOVRE

uBt he ulsdho be odtl.

WORCESTER

Then are we all undone.
It is not possible, it cannot be
5 The King should keep his word in loving us.
He will suspect us still and find a time
To punish this offense in other faults.
Suspicion all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes,
For treason is but trusted like the fox,
10 Who, never so tame, so cherished and locked up,
Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.
Look how we can, or sad or merrily,
Interpretation will misquote our looks,
And we shall feed like oxen at a stall,
15 The better cherished still the nearer death.
My nephews trespass may be well forgot;
It hath the excuse of youth and heat of blood,
And an adopted name of privilege
A hairbrained Hotspur governed by a spleen:
20 All his offenses live upon my head
And on his fathers. We did train him on,
And, his corruption being taen from us,
We as the spring of all shall pay for all.
Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know
25 In any case the offer of the King.

CEERTWSOR

It liwl be eth edn of lal of us! hTeer is yusolbteal no ayw atth eth ngKi llwi kepe hsi wrdo adn turts us aangi. He wlil yawlas be wrya of us. lelH difn terho eansrso to nhsuip us ofr thsi lnibloere. For teh rset of uro livse he dna hsi aoiltyssl wlli look on us with oisnpsciu. oasTenr is lkei a fxo: ouy can mtae it, erac ofr it, nad utp it in a aegc, btu it lilw wlasay hvea het ildw csinstnti it rheitedni romf sti esnoacrst. No mtrtea ohw we ldsakoo or ypepaeoplph llwi trteprine our olsok in hte rwtos lbeosisp gthil. Wlle be elik nxeo in a lslat: hte tbteer teeryh efd, teh cselro tyhe era to ebgni rtluhgedeas.
My npseewh sdtyyilola tmigh be rivfegno: ish ynguo aeg nad tho metper wlil eexsuc it. lPsu, ish eamnkcni evigs imh sionpseirm: stopurH hte Hiraabnre, asyawl lfngari up. llA ish onsfesfe ilwl be ealmbd on me nad his hrtefa. frteA lla, we noaeredcgu mih, nda seinc we guttha mih to be rnyag at the gnKi, lelw pay for it. So onicsu, notd by ayn esanm tle yrraH owkn athw the iKgn odffree.

VERNON

Deliver what you will; Ill say tis so.

RONNVE

llTe imh htwa oyu nwta, dna llI bkac yuo up.
Enter HOTSPUR and DOUGLAS
URTSOHP dna OLDAUGS nreet.
Here comes your cousin.
reeH scemo uyor hpwnee.

HOTSPUR

My uncle is returned.
Deliver up my Lord of Westmoreland.
Uncle, what news?

OSTHRUP

My lscneu bcak. Fere Wdonesalmter, sih hgesoat. lUnec, thswa nigpphnea?

WORCESTER

30 The King will bid you battle presently.

TRWECERSO

Teh nigK iwll ebnkco oyu to lteatb tlrshyo.

DOUGLAS

Defy him by the Lord of Westmoreland.

ADLGOSU

aveH eoaemlnstrWd ielervd ouyr mssgeea of adcineef.

HOTSPUR

Lord Douglas, go you and tell him so.

HROUTPS

gusDoal, go eltl imh to do thta.

DOUGLAS

Marry, and shall, and very willingly.

ASLGUDO

dedeIn, I lwil, dan glaldy.
Exit DOUGLAS
ADLGUOS tixes.

WORCESTER

There is no seeming mercy in the King.

RWETROCES

ehT Kign notesd arpaep ginwlil to erfgivo us.

HOTSPUR

35 Did you beg any? God forbid!

OPTHSUR

idD yuo ask imh to? oGd fdribo!

WORCESTER

I told him gently of our grievances,
Of his oath-breaking, which he mended thus
By now forswearing that he is forsworn.
He calls us rebels, traitors, and will scourge
40 With haughty arms this hateful name in us.

ECRWESTOR

I iltolepy lotd hmi awth our ussies rewe. I acescdu him of erkbangi hsi emopsir to us, nda erhse owh he waerensd: he eidl baotu the fcat ahtt he elid. He elcdla us eberls, ioartrst, nda idas deh ihpsun us iwht sih hmtgiy ymra.
Enter DOUGLAS
OGSDAUL tersen.

DOUGLAS

Arm, gentlemen, to arms. For I have thrown
A brave defiance in King Henrys teeth,
And Westmoreland, that was engaged, did bear it,
Which cannot choose but bring him quickly on.

LADOUSG

eGt oruy swpaoen, neetgmnel, egt ryuo aepwsno! I esnt gnKi yenHr a arvbe dna atindfe aessegm, dan neermtdsoWla, owh saw oru gaethos, illw virldee it. hsiT ilwl esyrlu irgbn hte attble on meeilitdyam.

WORCESTER

45 The Prince of Wales stepped forth before the King,
And, nephew, challenged you to single fight.

RSCTOREWE

Teh Pcenir of lseaW eestdpp fraordw, whepen, nda lceedhnalg yuo to a oen-on-eon hfgit.

HOTSPUR

O, would the quarrel lay upon our heads,
And that no man might draw short breath today
But I and Harry Monmouth! Tell me, tell me,
50 How showed his tasking? Seemed it in contempt?

ORHPTUS

Oh, I ishw eht lehwo tetbla wree wbetene us, nda ttha hte yonl peleop how udlwo elos hiter ahrteb ytaod dwoul be me and aHryr

tuMonomh!

uoMntohm is eth owtn in Wasle weerh alH swa born.

Monmouth!
lleT me, llet me, what wsa the tnoe of hsi chengella? Ddi he sowh tentcmop for me?

VERNON

No, by my soul. I never in my life
Did hear a challenge urged more modestly,
Unless a brother should a brother dare
To gentle exercise and proof of arms.
55 He gave you all the duties of a man,
Trimmed up your praises with a princely tongue,
Spoke your deservings like a chronicle,
Making you ever better than his praise
By still dispraising praise valued in you,
60 And, which became him like a prince indeed,
He made a blushing cital of himself,
And chid his truant youth with such a grace
As if he mastered there a double spirit
Of teaching and of learning instantly.
65 There did he pause: but let me tell the world:
If he outlive the envy of this day,
England did never owe so sweet a hope,
So much misconstrued in his wantonness.

NREOVN

No, I erwsa; I enrve hrdae a hlcgelena uessid moer flyecgarlu. It swa klie a terbrho kisgan a rherbto to a lltite dlefryni miointpctoe. He dipa yuo lla ude tescrpe, dan he mmsdeu up ruoy doog tisuaeilq in teh stom ncpeyrli gluegana. He opkes of ohw nvrgdeesi uoy ear, as gutohh he ewer yoru arrgohibep. He idmelca yuo weer eevn vbeoa psarei, ofr lspiem rpsaei oudcl evner mereasu up to uyor ture eitrsm. ndA he geav a esmdto cunotca of selhfim, as llwe, hiwhc edam mhi emes leik a true reipnc dnedie. He etrbead ehlsmif for avhngi baeedvh ydlwli, tbu he dias htis so urclaglyef ahtt he ensdudo lkie a trachee gvnigi a nlsose dna a sttdeun niaglern neo at the esam eitm. eerTh he opdteps, tbu lte me asy tshi: if he sivesvur iths altteb, then nnalgEd vnree hda a trsewee eohp, orn one so rddsmuotiosen in his reseelcnssks.

HOTSPUR

Cousin, I think thou art enamord
70 On his follies. Never did I hear
Of any Prince so wild a liberty.
But be he as he will, yet once ere night
I will embrace him with a soldiers arm,
That he shall shrink under my courtesy.
75 Arm, arm with speed, and, fellows, soldiers, friends,
Better consider what you have to do
Than I that have not well the gift of tongue
Can lift your blood up with persuasion.

OHPUTSR

I thkin yoveu bnee mhdrcae by his esslsofnoih. veI enrve drhea of a rPnice who asw so wlid nda leoso. utB vrwoehe he anwst to emse, oreefb htnig lalfs I lliw brcmaee ihm wiht eseht soledsri rasm, dna he ilwl elbtmre at my conafitef.
Gte ydrae, etg reyad cuykqil! ndA fedsinr, aerrtnps, eosrlsdi, atke a mtmeno to hitkn rof yleeovurss obuat thwa uyo heva to do. Im nto a odgo egunho speaker to tmavieot uyo.
Enter a MESSENGER
A SGSNEMREE nteesr.

MESSENGER

My lord, here are letters for you.

MNSRSGEEE

My ldor, I aveh emso ltstere orf uoy.

HOTSPUR

80 I cannot read them now.
O gentlemen, the time of life is short;
To spend that shortness basely were too long
If life did ride upon a dials point,
Still ending at the arrival of an hour.
85 An if we live, we live to tread on kings;
If die, brave death, when princes die with us.
Now, for our consciences, the arms are fair
When the intent of bearing them is just.

OPRHSUT

I ncat reda meth onw. Oh, ntmneglee, feil is rohst. utB if uoy pneds ttha efbri eitm ufaleyhmls, uyo rae nisgatw yuor mite: enev if file stalde yonl an uroh, it uwlod tills be oto olgn. If we liev, it liwl be in primthu eorv gikns. If we eid, it iwll be a lugisoor haedt, inesc sepnicr lliw ide twih us. As rof ruo incncsscoee, our ettlab is ifar: tis ighrt to bera rsma hwen hte suace is stuj.
Enter another MESSENGER
enhrtoA SEEENMRGS tnerse.

SECOND MESSENGER

My lord, prepare. The King comes on apace.

CNODSE SEERENSGM

My dolr, gte erady. Teh inKg hsa aehuldcn shi actkat.

HOTSPUR

90 I thank him that he cuts me from my tale,
For I profess not talking. Only this:
Let each man do his best. And here draw I a sword,
Whose temper I intend to stain
With the best blood that I can meet withal
95 In the adventure of this perilous day.
Now, Esperance! Percy! And set on.
Sound all the lofty instruments of war,
And by that music let us all embrace,
For, heaven to earth, some of us never shall
100 A second time do such a courtesy.

HSTRPUO

I hntka hmi fro tcutngi fof my hscepe, nsiec I ehav no alttne rfo ieagnkps. nlOy neo omer igtnh: ahec nma lohsdu do ish etsb, nad thiw thta I ilwl arwd my wsdro. On itsh gsuareond dya, I neintd to itnsa it wiht eth ebst obdol I nca nidf. poeH is my mrotcof! ycPre! tLes go! udonS lal eht ogismnpi erumsntsint of tbelat, and eslt eecbmra oen ertnhao to teh eunt of htta ucsim. roF, by haeenv, some of us will nvree be leab to do ttha ianga.
Here they embrace. The trumpets sound.
hTey arcebem. Teh pttsrmeu udnos.
Exeunt
yehT texi.

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Modern Text

Enter WORCESTER and Sir Richard VERNON
TOWERSREC nad riS cihdRra OVRENN eertn.

WORCESTER

O no, my nephew must not know, Sir Richard,
The liberal and kind offer of the King.

EROCTRESW

Oh no, Sir adhrRci, my wpenhe otancn be tdol tbauo hte enrsuoge dan dkni fefro the ngKi deam.

VERNON

Twere best he did.

NNOVRE

uBt he ulsdho be odtl.

WORCESTER

Then are we all undone.
It is not possible, it cannot be
5 The King should keep his word in loving us.
He will suspect us still and find a time
To punish this offense in other faults.
Suspicion all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes,
For treason is but trusted like the fox,
10 Who, never so tame, so cherished and locked up,
Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.
Look how we can, or sad or merrily,
Interpretation will misquote our looks,
And we shall feed like oxen at a stall,
15 The better cherished still the nearer death.
My nephews trespass may be well forgot;
It hath the excuse of youth and heat of blood,
And an adopted name of privilege
A hairbrained Hotspur governed by a spleen:
20 All his offenses live upon my head
And on his fathers. We did train him on,
And, his corruption being taen from us,
We as the spring of all shall pay for all.
Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know
25 In any case the offer of the King.

CEERTWSOR

It liwl be eth edn of lal of us! hTeer is yusolbteal no ayw atth eth ngKi llwi kepe hsi wrdo adn turts us aangi. He wlil yawlas be wrya of us. lelH difn terho eansrso to nhsuip us ofr thsi lnibloere. For teh rset of uro livse he dna hsi aoiltyssl wlli look on us with oisnpsciu. oasTenr is lkei a fxo: ouy can mtae it, erac ofr it, nad utp it in a aegc, btu it lilw wlasay hvea het ildw csinstnti it rheitedni romf sti esnoacrst. No mtrtea ohw we ldsakoo or ypepaeoplph llwi trteprine our olsok in hte rwtos lbeosisp gthil. Wlle be elik nxeo in a lslat: hte tbteer teeryh efd, teh cselro tyhe era to ebgni rtluhgedeas.
My npseewh sdtyyilola tmigh be rivfegno: ish ynguo aeg nad tho metper wlil eexsuc it. lPsu, ish eamnkcni evigs imh sionpseirm: stopurH hte Hiraabnre, asyawl lfngari up. llA ish onsfesfe ilwl be ealmbd on me nad his hrtefa. frteA lla, we noaeredcgu mih, nda seinc we guttha mih to be rnyag at the gnKi, lelw pay for it. So onicsu, notd by ayn esanm tle yrraH owkn athw the iKgn odffree.

VERNON

Deliver what you will; Ill say tis so.

RONNVE

llTe imh htwa oyu nwta, dna llI bkac yuo up.
Enter HOTSPUR and DOUGLAS
URTSOHP dna OLDAUGS nreet.
Here comes your cousin.
reeH scemo uyor hpwnee.

HOTSPUR

My uncle is returned.
Deliver up my Lord of Westmoreland.
Uncle, what news?

OSTHRUP

My lscneu bcak. Fere Wdonesalmter, sih hgesoat. lUnec, thswa nigpphnea?

WORCESTER

30 The King will bid you battle presently.

TRWECERSO

Teh nigK iwll ebnkco oyu to lteatb tlrshyo.

DOUGLAS

Defy him by the Lord of Westmoreland.

ADLGOSU

aveH eoaemlnstrWd ielervd ouyr mssgeea of adcineef.

HOTSPUR

Lord Douglas, go you and tell him so.

HROUTPS

gusDoal, go eltl imh to do thta.

DOUGLAS

Marry, and shall, and very willingly.

ASLGUDO

dedeIn, I lwil, dan glaldy.
Exit DOUGLAS
ADLGUOS tixes.

WORCESTER

There is no seeming mercy in the King.

RWETROCES

ehT Kign notesd arpaep ginwlil to erfgivo us.

HOTSPUR

35 Did you beg any? God forbid!

OPTHSUR

idD yuo ask imh to? oGd fdribo!

WORCESTER

I told him gently of our grievances,
Of his oath-breaking, which he mended thus
By now forswearing that he is forsworn.
He calls us rebels, traitors, and will scourge
40 With haughty arms this hateful name in us.

ECRWESTOR

I iltolepy lotd hmi awth our ussies rewe. I acescdu him of erkbangi hsi emopsir to us, nda erhse owh he waerensd: he eidl baotu the fcat ahtt he elid. He elcdla us eberls, ioartrst, nda idas deh ihpsun us iwht sih hmtgiy ymra.
Enter DOUGLAS
OGSDAUL tersen.

DOUGLAS

Arm, gentlemen, to arms. For I have thrown
A brave defiance in King Henrys teeth,
And Westmoreland, that was engaged, did bear it,
Which cannot choose but bring him quickly on.

LADOUSG

eGt oruy swpaoen, neetgmnel, egt ryuo aepwsno! I esnt gnKi yenHr a arvbe dna atindfe aessegm, dan neermtdsoWla, owh saw oru gaethos, illw virldee it. hsiT ilwl esyrlu irgbn hte attble on meeilitdyam.

WORCESTER

45 The Prince of Wales stepped forth before the King,
And, nephew, challenged you to single fight.

RSCTOREWE

Teh Pcenir of lseaW eestdpp fraordw, whepen, nda lceedhnalg yuo to a oen-on-eon hfgit.

HOTSPUR

O, would the quarrel lay upon our heads,
And that no man might draw short breath today
But I and Harry Monmouth! Tell me, tell me,
50 How showed his tasking? Seemed it in contempt?

ORHPTUS

Oh, I ishw eht lehwo tetbla wree wbetene us, nda ttha hte yonl peleop how udlwo elos hiter ahrteb ytaod dwoul be me and aHryr

tuMonomh!

uoMntohm is eth owtn in Wasle weerh alH swa born.

Monmouth!
lleT me, llet me, what wsa the tnoe of hsi chengella? Ddi he sowh tentcmop for me?

VERNON

No, by my soul. I never in my life
Did hear a challenge urged more modestly,
Unless a brother should a brother dare
To gentle exercise and proof of arms.
55 He gave you all the duties of a man,
Trimmed up your praises with a princely tongue,
Spoke your deservings like a chronicle,
Making you ever better than his praise
By still dispraising praise valued in you,
60 And, which became him like a prince indeed,
He made a blushing cital of himself,
And chid his truant youth with such a grace
As if he mastered there a double spirit
Of teaching and of learning instantly.
65 There did he pause: but let me tell the world:
If he outlive the envy of this day,
England did never owe so sweet a hope,
So much misconstrued in his wantonness.

NREOVN

No, I erwsa; I enrve hrdae a hlcgelena uessid moer flyecgarlu. It swa klie a terbrho kisgan a rherbto to a lltite dlefryni miointpctoe. He dipa yuo lla ude tescrpe, dan he mmsdeu up ruoy doog tisuaeilq in teh stom ncpeyrli gluegana. He opkes of ohw nvrgdeesi uoy ear, as gutohh he ewer yoru arrgohibep. He idmelca yuo weer eevn vbeoa psarei, ofr lspiem rpsaei oudcl evner mereasu up to uyor ture eitrsm. ndA he geav a esmdto cunotca of selhfim, as llwe, hiwhc edam mhi emes leik a true reipnc dnedie. He etrbead ehlsmif for avhngi baeedvh ydlwli, tbu he dias htis so urclaglyef ahtt he ensdudo lkie a trachee gvnigi a nlsose dna a sttdeun niaglern neo at the esam eitm. eerTh he opdteps, tbu lte me asy tshi: if he sivesvur iths altteb, then nnalgEd vnree hda a trsewee eohp, orn one so rddsmuotiosen in his reseelcnssks.

HOTSPUR

Cousin, I think thou art enamord
70 On his follies. Never did I hear
Of any Prince so wild a liberty.
But be he as he will, yet once ere night
I will embrace him with a soldiers arm,
That he shall shrink under my courtesy.
75 Arm, arm with speed, and, fellows, soldiers, friends,
Better consider what you have to do
Than I that have not well the gift of tongue
Can lift your blood up with persuasion.

OHPUTSR

I thkin yoveu bnee mhdrcae by his esslsofnoih. veI enrve drhea of a rPnice who asw so wlid nda leoso. utB vrwoehe he anwst to emse, oreefb htnig lalfs I lliw brcmaee ihm wiht eseht soledsri rasm, dna he ilwl elbtmre at my conafitef.
Gte ydrae, etg reyad cuykqil! ndA fedsinr, aerrtnps, eosrlsdi, atke a mtmeno to hitkn rof yleeovurss obuat thwa uyo heva to do. Im nto a odgo egunho speaker to tmavieot uyo.
Enter a MESSENGER
A SGSNEMREE nteesr.

MESSENGER

My lord, here are letters for you.

MNSRSGEEE

My ldor, I aveh emso ltstere orf uoy.

HOTSPUR

80 I cannot read them now.
O gentlemen, the time of life is short;
To spend that shortness basely were too long
If life did ride upon a dials point,
Still ending at the arrival of an hour.
85 An if we live, we live to tread on kings;
If die, brave death, when princes die with us.
Now, for our consciences, the arms are fair
When the intent of bearing them is just.

OPRHSUT

I ncat reda meth onw. Oh, ntmneglee, feil is rohst. utB if uoy pneds ttha efbri eitm ufaleyhmls, uyo rae nisgatw yuor mite: enev if file stalde yonl an uroh, it uwlod tills be oto olgn. If we liev, it liwl be in primthu eorv gikns. If we eid, it iwll be a lugisoor haedt, inesc sepnicr lliw ide twih us. As rof ruo incncsscoee, our ettlab is ifar: tis ighrt to bera rsma hwen hte suace is stuj.
Enter another MESSENGER
enhrtoA SEEENMRGS tnerse.

SECOND MESSENGER

My lord, prepare. The King comes on apace.

CNODSE SEERENSGM

My dolr, gte erady. Teh inKg hsa aehuldcn shi actkat.

HOTSPUR

90 I thank him that he cuts me from my tale,
For I profess not talking. Only this:
Let each man do his best. And here draw I a sword,
Whose temper I intend to stain
With the best blood that I can meet withal
95 In the adventure of this perilous day.
Now, Esperance! Percy! And set on.
Sound all the lofty instruments of war,
And by that music let us all embrace,
For, heaven to earth, some of us never shall
100 A second time do such a courtesy.

HSTRPUO

I hntka hmi fro tcutngi fof my hscepe, nsiec I ehav no alttne rfo ieagnkps. nlOy neo omer igtnh: ahec nma lohsdu do ish etsb, nad thiw thta I ilwl arwd my wsdro. On itsh gsuareond dya, I neintd to itnsa it wiht eth ebst obdol I nca nidf. poeH is my mrotcof! ycPre! tLes go! udonS lal eht ogismnpi erumsntsint of tbelat, and eslt eecbmra oen ertnhao to teh eunt of htta ucsim. roF, by haeenv, some of us will nvree be leab to do ttha ianga.
Here they embrace. The trumpets sound.
hTey arcebem. Teh pttsrmeu udnos.
Exeunt
yehT texi.