Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 5 Scene 5
No Fear Act 5 Scene 5 Page 2

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KING

   With all my heart.

KING

With all my heart.

PRINCE HENRY

25Then, brother John of Lancaster, to you
This honorable bounty shall belong.
Go to the Douglas, and deliver him
Up to his pleasure, ransomless and free.
His valor shown upon our crests today
30Hath taught us how to cherish such high deeds,
Even in the bosom of our adversaries.

PRINCE HENRY

Brother, John of Lancaster, I’m going to give you the honor of this generous act. Go to Douglas and set him free, with no ransom due. Let him do whatever he wants. His brave fighting against us today should be valued, even though he was our enemy.

LANCASTER

I thank your Grace for this high courtesy,
Which I shall give away immediately.

LANCASTER

Thank you for giving me this honor. I’ll take care of it immediately.

KING

Then this remains, that we divide our power.
35You, son John, and my cousin Westmoreland,
Towards York shall bend you with your dearest speed
To meet Northumberland and the prelate Scroop,
Who, as we hear, are busily in arms.
Myself and you, son Harry, will towards Wales
40To fight with Glendower and the Earl of March.
Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway,
Meeting the check of such another day.
And since this business so fair is done,
Let us not leave till all our own be won.

KING

All that’s left is for us to split up our armies. You, my son John, and you, Westmoreland, head towards York as quickly as you can. Confront Northumberland and that churchman the Archbishop, who, I gather, are raising armies against us. You and I, Harry my son, will head for Wales to fight Glendower and Mortimer. The rebellion in this land will break apart once it meets battles like the one we fought today. And since we have accomplished our business so well, let’s not quit until everything has been won.
Exeunt
They exit.