Henry IV, Part 1

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 1

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WESTMORELAND

95This is his uncle’s teaching. This is Worcester,
Malevolent to you in all aspects,
Which makes him prune himself, and bristle up
The crest of youth against your dignity.

WESTMORELAND

His uncle Worcester put him up to that. It is just like Worcester to act against you in all ways. He’s the one making Hotspur behave like this, flaunting his youth in the face of your dignified age.

KING

But I have sent for him to answer this.
100And for this cause awhile we must neglect
Our holy purpose to Jerusalem.
Cousin, on Wednesday next our council we
Will hold at Windsor. So inform the lords.
But come yourself with speed to us again,
105For more is to be said and to be done
Than out of anger can be utterèd.

KING

I’ve sent for Hotspur to explain himself. We’ll have to postpone the plans for our crusade to Jerusalem. Go tell my advisers that our next meeting will be Wednesday at Windsor. Then hurry back here. There’s more to be said and done, but I’m too angry now to speak.

WESTMORELAND

I will, my liege.

WESTMORELAND

I will, my lord.
Exeunt
They exit.