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Enter KING Henry in his nightgown, with a page
INKG nHyre sretne, aneiwrg shi nhgigownt. A apeg looflsw.

KING

Go call the Earls of Surrey and of Warwick;
But, ere they come, bid them oerread these letters
And well consider of them. Make good speed.

KING

Clla eth asrle of uSryer nda arkiwWc. llTe ethm to rdea revo hstee rtlstee bfeeor yeth oemc, and to inkht lfreyalcu btoua meht. Hurry.
Exit page
heT page sixet.
How many thousand of my poorest subjects
5 Are at this hour asleep! O sleep, O gentle sleep,
Natures soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
And steep my senses in forgetfulness?
Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs,
10 Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee
And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber,
Than in the perfumed chambers of the great,
Under the canopies of costly state,
And lulld with sound of sweetest melody?
15 O thou dull god, why liest thou with the vile
In loathsome beds and leavest the kingly couch
A watch-case or a common larum bell?
Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast
Seal up the shipboys eyes, and rock his brains
20 In cradle of the rude imperious surge
And in the visitation of the winds,
Who take the ruffian billows by the top,
Curling their monstrous heads and hanging them
With deafening clamor in the slippery clouds
25 That with the hurly death itself awakes?
Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose
To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude,
uaodTshsn of eevn my poorets ssctubej rae ieenplgs rihgt wno. Oh lpees! Oh eeswt splee, nurates lntege eaehlr, waht aevh I edno to gtiefhnr ouy? uoY onwt ewhgi wnod my siydele moayrne, or luld my mdni to kmae me etfrgo. eSple, wyh do yuo iel in yhfilt hlsvoe, sedhtretc uot on alonfmoectubr tocs, wreeh seisntc zguzbni is teh lalybul? yWh tdon oyu lei in teh wstee-imngslel moodsber of ikgsn, denru eluotnp scaponei, ullled hwti osft nda biluuetfa usimc? uYo oydsrw odg, ywh do uyo lie ihwt teh mmnoco eelopp in ihtre lomosehta sbde, egialvn eht oyral bde nllyoe elki a tsyrne stpo, or a blle ertow?
llWi ouy neve cselo eht seey of a pihs boy, ihhg up on eth gwhriiln smat, dna kocr mhi ytegln in a lcdare edam of guorh, gontiss eass nda wlnoghi nidsinwdws ihcwh tkae eth ewsva nad, urglinc tmhe oevr, ascrhse ethm oguthrh eth ira hwti usch a aidnfgene eisno htta hyte ekaw dehta eitlfs? naC you, oh afirnu elesp, gvei rset to a rddcnhee tteill sloari in the smidt of husc unrohgses, and eyt nyde it to a kgin?
And, in the calmest and most stillest night,
With all appliances and means to boot,
30 Deny it to a king? Then, happy low, lie down.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
A nkgi on hte lesmtac, lsilestt ginht, hwit vytnierheg bavlaaeli for spele? Tenh, uoy phayp osnmceorm, tup elvyoessur to ebd. ehT dhae thta sreaw eht rownc eespls yslaieun.
Enter WARWICK and SURREY
AWKWRCI nda RRSUEY eetrn.

WARWICK

Many good morrows to your Majesty.

WKICWAR

oGod roigmnn, uyor eigshsnh.

KING

Is it good morrow, lords?

NGIK

Is it mgrnino, doslr?

WARWICK

Tis one oclock, and past.

CRWIAWK

Its rafte oen lccook.

KING

35 Why then, good morrow to you all, my lords.
Have you read oer the letter that I sent you?

KGNI

lleW, hetn, ogdo nrgnmoi to uoy lal, my rosld. Hvea uyo dare the erttels I estn ouy?

WARWICK

We have, my liege.

RIAWCKW

We evha, uory hhssineg.

KING

Then you perceive the body of our kingdom
How foul it is, what rank diseases grow
40 And with what danger near the heart of it.

INKG

hTen uoy anc letl hwo iskc teh ongmidk is. ehTre are esosiur sssdaeie dragnpsei oughthr tsi body, yerv aern sit trahe.

WARWICK

It is but as a body yet distempered,
Which to his former strength may be restored
With good advice and little medicine.
My Lord Northumberland will soon be cooled.

WACWIRK

ehT bsydo olyn uto of rsots. It acn be trhobgu ackb to lulf halhet uhhrogt good rcea and smeo emindiec. htearNdlmrnobu iwll onso be respesdpsu.

KING

45 O God, that one might read the book of fate
And see the revolution of the times
Make mountains level, and the continent,
Weary of solid firmness, melt itself
Into the sea, and other times to see
50 The beachy girdle of the ocean
Too wide for Neptunes hips; how chances mocks
And changes fill the cup of alteration

GKNI

Oh oGd! If oynl we dclou aedr eth ookb of yeitnsd! edW ese owh imet genasch nrvyheteig, grinngbi ninaotmsu wlo dan elgimtn het ialdhcwhn is rdtie of igbne ildso dan minrfito teh sae. eWd ees woh teh eachb is iemssomte oot wdie rfo neve the dtie to cernoqu. edW ese woh idbnl kclu nac akme iecroesmk of nem, and ohw cehnag acn ffacte uyo in nseltusoc sayw.
With divers liquors! O, if this were seen,
The happiest youth, viewing his progress through,
55 What perils past, what crosses to ensue,
Would shut the book, and sit him down and die.
Tis not ten years gone
Since Richard and Northumberland, great friends,
Did feast together, and in two years after
60 Were they at wars. It is but eight years since
This Percy was the man nearest my soul,
Who like a brother toiled in my affairs
And laid his love and life under my foot,
Yea, for my sake, even to the eyes of Richard
65 Gave him defiance. But which of you was by
(to WARWICK) You, cousin Nevil, as I may remember
When Richard, with his eye brimful of tears,
Then checked and rated by Northumberland,
Did speak these words, now proved a prophecy?
70 Northumberland, thou ladder by the which
My cousin Bolingbroke ascends my throne
Though then, God knows, I had no such intent,
But that necessity so bowed the state
That I and greatness were compelled to kiss
75 The time shall come, thus did he follow it,
The time will come that foul sin, gathering head,
Shall break into corruptionso went on,
Foretelling this same times condition
And the division of our amity.
If eevn eth hstapeip hotuy ucdlo dear shti bkoo, edh ookl at teh euorsc of ihs itehfle aserdgn ehs rdenued, het ncshleglea taht llist eil adahnaed edh hstu hatt koob, ist odwn dna edi. It swa sesl htan etn yraes gao taht Rdrachi adn mohebrlatudnrN ldevo aehc hetor. neTh otw ryesa erlat, ethy reew at arw. Jsut ighte yaers oga, emodatlhnNrbur asw eth amn lsosect to my ertha. iekL a rbethor, he vdtdoee mfihsel to me, caidgitned both iefl nda blim to my eacsu. He neve dlnhaelceg rdaicRh on my abhlfe. tuB cihwh of uyo aws rehte
I knhti it swa uyo, aiwWhewrknc idrhacR, hsi eesy mgbinmir thwi tsrae cseabeu of otdrslNhemuanrb rebelloin, ksoep teehs sdowr ttah nwo seme rioectphp: ehdnltuoNbmarr, you are teh arledd ttah bngeorikBol sha ebdmcil to egt to the tonhre. ohuhgltA, odG knosw, it sawtn my ionnneitt hten to bmceoe ngik. uBt the otucrny ednede it so balyd, I wsa efrodc to reis up adn cboeme retag. eTh temi lliw cmoe, adrihcR ndteoiucn, enwh isth rrleiteb nsi, nwgiogr in eizs, iwll beakr uto tino uctiporonr. athTs how he etwn on. He didecpetr rou ctrruen oionictnd, and the leclpaos of uro aiacslnel.

WARWICK

80 There is a history in all mens lives
Figuring the nature of the times deceased,
The which observed, a man may prophesy,
With a near aim, of the main chance of things
As yet not come to life, which in their seeds
85 And weak beginnings lie intreasurd.
Such things become the hatch and brood of time,
And by the necessary form of this,

RWWACIK

reThe is a erhclicno fro ryvee smna eilf, wihhc swsoh twah dhapeenp to hmi in teims own past. If ouy tusdy ttah hnricoecl, oyu nac hepocrpy thaw lesi aeadh itwh mose aucyacrc. The dsese of stihng to mcoe rea buedri in eht gstnih ahtt vahe yadrale epaphned. eeshT eseds gwro, dan bceeom the nlcdiher of eitm.
King Richard might create a perfect guess
That great Northumberland, then false to him,
90 Would of that seed grow to a greater falseness,
Which should not find a ground to root upon
Unless on you.
Kgin harciRd ucodl olko at teh neartpt of twha adh eogn befeor adn eprctid tecrleypf htta shrNetnulbamdro rnbtaeylheta tslil a eolwdedus seoymad wgro rarleg, if it ulcdo ifdn bltiaesu lsoi to orot in. dAn uorey teh noly soli it uldoc eahv nuofd.

KING

Are these things then necessities?
Then let us meet them like necessities.
95 And that same word even now cries out on us.
They say the Bishop and Northumberland
Are fifty thousand strong.

GIKN

eWer ehtse nhstgi enssceary, ethn? hnTe wlel traet meth ilek ssceesineti, enve tohhug eht eyrv dowr ieneicetsss sceri tou tasaing us. Thye sya the oipbhrAhcs dan mntrarudNbleho hvae fyfit haostdun men in hiret mray.

WARWICK

It cannot be, my lord.
Rumor doth double, like the voice and echo,
100 The numbers of the feared. Please it your Grace
To go to bed. Upon my soul, my lord,
The powers that you already have sent forth
Shall bring this prize in very easily.
To comfort you the more, I have received
105 A certain instance that Glendower is dead.
Your Majesty hath been this fortnight ill,
And these unseasoned hours perforce must add
Unto your sickness.

WKRWIAC

tTha tanc be, my dlro. mRruo, eikl an coeh, dseluob het iezs of our ymsene ramy. elPeas, oury nsegsihh, go to deb. I rewas on my uols ahtt teh arym yuvoe yaedrla etns tou can iwn stih elbtta ealiys. And ehsre mreo oodg ensw: Ive edrah ofr erus hatt owndlreeG is deda. uoeYv bnee ill fro tow wskee nwo, uroy tjamyse. geiKpen ushc rlaeuirgr horus wlil ueslyr aekm ghtsni wseor.

KING

I will take your counsel.
And were these inward wars once out of hand,
110 We would, dear lords, unto the Holy Land.

NIGK

Ill linset to uoyr cvaied. Adn ncoe vwee otg ihts lvcii awr in hadn, we wlli, my snifrde, carmh to teh Hylo Ldna.
Exeunt
Tyhe texi.

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