Henry IV Part 2

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 4 Scene 3

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GLOUCESTER

This apoplexy will certain be his end.

GLOUCESTER

These attacks will be the death of him.

KING

I pray you, take me up and bear me hence
Into some other chamber. Softly, pray.

KING

Please, carry me into another room. Quietly. Please.
They carry the KING to a bed.
They carry the KING to a bed.
Let there be no noise made, my gentle friends,
135Unless some dull and favorable hand
Will whisper music to my weary spirit.
Please be silent, my friends, unless someone can play some restful, whispering music for my exhausted spirit.

WARWICK

Call for the music in the other room.

WARWICK

Call the musicians in from the other room.

KING

Set me the crown upon my pillow here.

KING

Put the crown here on my pillow.

CLARENCE

His eye is hollow, and he changes much.

CLARENCE

His eyes are sunken, and he seems very pale.

WARWICK

140Less noise, less noise.

WARWICK

Less noise, less noise!
Enter PRINCE HENRY
PRINCE HENRY enters.

PRINCE HENRY

   Who saw the Duke of Clarence?

PRINCE HENRY

Has anybody seen the Duke of Clarence?

CLARENCE

I am here, brother, full of heaviness.

CLARENCE

I’m here, brother, full of sadness.

PRINCE HENRY

How now! Rain within doors, and none abroad?
How doth the King?

PRINCE HENRY

What’s going on? Raining inside while it’s dry outside? How’s the King?

GLOUCESTER

   Exceeding ill.

GLOUCESTER

Extremely sick.

PRINCE HENRY

Heard he the good news yet? Tell it him.

PRINCE HENRY

Has he heard the good news yet? Tell him.

GLOUCESTER

145He altered much upon the hearing it.

GLOUCESTER

Yes, he heard it, and it affected him deeply.

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