Henry IV Part 2

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 4 Scene 3

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Then plain and right must my possession be,
Which I with more than with a common pain
'Gainst all the world will rightfully maintain.
and lawful. And I will work as hard as I can to defend this crown against any man.
Enter Lord John of LANCASTER
Lord John of LANCASTER enters.

KING

355Look, look, here comes my John of Lancaster.

KING

Look, look, here comes my son, John of Lancaster.

LANCASTER

Health, peace, and happiness to my royal father.

LANCASTER

Health, peace, and happiness to my royal father!

KING

Thou bring’st me happiness and peace, son John,
But health, alack, with youthful wings is flown
From this bare withered trunk. Upon thy sight
360My worldly business makes a period.
Where is my Lord of Warwick?

KING

You bring me happiness and peace, John. But health, unfortunately, has flown from this shrunken body. Now that I’ve seen you, I have nothing more to do in this world. Where is Lord Warwick?

PRINCE HENRY

My Lord of Warwick.

PRINCE HENRY

Lord Warwick!
Enter WARWICK and others
WARWICK and others enter.

KING

Doth any name particular belong
Unto the lodging where I first did swoon?

KING

Does the room I first collapsed in have a name?

WARWICK

365'Tis called Jerusalem, my noble lord.

WARWICK

It’s called the Jerusalem Room, your highness.

KING

Laud be to God! Even there my life must end.
It hath been prophesied to me many years,
I should not die but in Jerusalem,
Which vainly I supposed the Holy Land.
370But bear me to that chamber; there I’ll lie.
In that Jerusalem shall Harry die.

KING

Praise be to God! That’s where I must die. For years it’s been predicted that I would die in Jerusalem; I foolishly thought that meant the Holy Land. But carry me to that room, and there I’ll lie. In that Jerusalem will Harry die.
Exeunt
They exit.

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