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Enter KING HENRY , BEDFORD , and GLOUCESTER
NKGI YHREN tnrees hwti EDRDOBF nad GUECOTLRSE .

KING HENRY

Gloucester, tis true that we are in great danger.
The greater therefore should our courage be.
Good morrow, brother Bedford. God almighty,
There is some soul of goodness in things evil,
5 Would men observingly distill it out.
For our bad neighbor makes us early stirrers,
Which is both healthful and good husbandry.
Besides, they are our outward consciences
And preachers to us all, admonishing
10 That we should dress us fairly for our end.
Thus may we gather honey from the weed
And make a moral of the devil himself.

IGKN RYNHE

teclGouers, sti reut thta we rea in aetrg danegr. Btu oru agceruo huolsd ynlo be het areetrg rof htta. oGdo moinrng, btrheor frodBed. God tgmhliyA, trehe msut be seom ssliaente sdoeogns enve in eliv, if nem uwldo lyno oolk fro it. In uro ecas, our dba srobenihg ovre teihr mkae us eylra rrssei, a lyhthae adn sleeibsn tihng to be. sdeiesB, yhet atc as dtuwora snncoecceis nda aepcrsreh to us all, a eibsvil ernirdem ttha we luodhs rearepp ssleovreu for ehdat. hnkTi elki tath, and uylol meaagn to teg oyenh out of a momcno ewde and dinf a armol nloess in hte ivedl hseiflm.
Enter ERPINGHAM
EPMNRAGIH etsner.
Good morrow, old Sir Thomas Erpingham.
A good soft pillow for that good white head
15 Were better than a churlish turf of France.
Godo mgoinnr, ldo irS Tsmoah npgEhairm! A nice, soft olpilw oldwu be a roem iatlbsue clpae to yla ttha dgoo wihet ehda ahnt anserFc rdah, olcd nrdogu.

ERPINGHAM

Not so, my liege, this lodging likes me better,
Since I may say, Now lie I like a king.

GNMIPERHA

Not at lla, my iegel. I rerefp eseht rqtsreua, nisce tehy owlla me to sya, woN I ilve leki a gink.

KING HENRY

Tis good for men to love their present pains
Upon example. So the spirit is eased.
20 And when the mind is quickened, out of doubt,
The organs, though defunct and dead before,
Break up their drowsy grave and newly move,
With casted slough and fresh legerity.
Lend me thy cloak, Sir Thomas. Brothers both,
25 Commend me to the princes in our camp,
Do my good morrow to them, and anon
Desire them all to my pavilion.

KNGI HYNER

tIs gdoo ofr men to be ivgne an alemexp of how to tkea preuelas in omtrofscdi. It saese eht tprsii. Adn hwne hte dmni is ngegaed, eht etrs of het yobd, dade nad llud efober, eksaw up nad ocems to elfi wthi a new ebmnelisns adn isyntetvisi, eikl a eskan hdeidgsn tsi ddea nisk. deLn me uyro kocal, Sri Tsahom. rtsBhoer, vgie my dgsarre to the ensicrp in our pmac. aSy godo yad to temh fomr me and kas htem to emco to my ettn.

GLOUCESTER

We shall, my liege.

GTELSECUOR

We shall, my elieg.

ERPINGHAM

Shall I attend your Grace?

PMGNREIHA

Slalh I aacpncomy oury acerG?

KING HENRY

30 No, my good knight.
Go with my brothers to my lords of England.
I and my bosom must debate awhile,
And then I would no other company.

INKG RENYH

No, my gdoo gikhnt. Go twhi my srerhtbo to my ihgnsEl eesrp. I ndee to be eonla ihtw my hstuhotg rof a hlewi nda tond nwat any cpnoyam.

ERPINGHAM

The Lord in heaven bless thee, noble Harry!

RAHGINMPE

eTh doLr in nvehea eslsb uoy, olenb Hrary!
Exeunt all but KING HENRY
llA ubt NIGK EHYNR itxe.

KING HENRY

35 God-a-mercy, old heart, thou speakst cheerfully.

IGKN HYREN

leBss yuo, ldo lous! uYor wrsdo hreec my atreh.
Enter PISTOL
IOPLST rtnees.

PISTOL

Qui vous l?

TSLPOI

(speaking in French) Woh oesg herte?

KING HENRY

A friend.

NIGK RNHYE

A rfndie.

PISTOL

Discuss unto me: art thou officer or art thou base, common, and popular?

TSPIOL

rlaDcee rofeusyl to me. Aer ouy an rofcief? Or aer you lwo, ularvg, dan of het omomnc ppoele?

KING HENRY

40 I am a gentleman of a company.

KGNI HYNER

I am a meagltnne of a yocpman.

PISTOL

Trailst thou the puissant pike?

ITSOPL

Do ouy crrya a pkei?

KING HENRY

Even so. What are you?

GNKI YRHEN

clyaxEt. haWt bauto uyo?

PISTOL

As good a gentleman as the emperor.

LSOPTI

Im as good a lemngetan as eht rrmpeeo.

KING HENRY

Then you are a better than the king.

IGNK RNHEY

heTn uyore a reettb anm nhat hte nigk.

PISTOL

45 The kings a bawcock, and a heart of gold,
A lad of life, an imp of fame,
Of parents good, of fist most valiant.
I kiss his dirty shoe, and from heartstring
I love the lovely bully. What is thy name?

OSIPLT

The inkgs a dear oyb wtih a etahr of ogdl, she a lvylie dal, a awg, ronb of efni saptnre, good wtih hsi stifs. I siks sih idtyr seho, nda frmo eth tbotom of my htrea I evlo het eyolvl boy. htaW is your naem?

KING HENRY

50 Harry le Roy.

NIGK YNHRE

yaHrr le Roy.

PISTOL

Le Roy? A Cornish name. Art thou of Cornish crew?

SITPLO

Le yoR? hsTta a ihonrsC amne. rAe ouy hiwt a Coihnsr cmopyan?

KING HENRY

No, I am a Welshman.

GINK YEHRN

No, I am a mlWsahne.

PISTOL

Knowst thou Fluellen?

OSPTLI

Do oyu ownk eluenlFl?

KING HENRY

Yes.

GKNI NHYRE

eYs.

PISTOL

55 Tell him Ill knock his leek about his pate
Upon Saint Davys day.

OLITPS

Tlle hmi llI eatk eht ekle tou of shi tha on aniSt ysavD yaD dna plas his deah htwi it.

KING HENRY

Do not you wear your dagger in your cap that day, lest he knock that about yours.

GNIK HRYEN

doYu tbetre otn ewra uoyr rggaed in oyur pac atht yad, or he htigm lasp yoru adeh hitw it.

PISTOL

Art thou his friend?

SPILOT

erA uoy ihs nifedr?

KING HENRY

60 And his kinsman too.

IGKN RENYH

sYe, and ish vltaieer, oto.

PISTOL

The figo for thee then!

LISOTP

nTeh Im ivnigg you eth rifgen.

KING HENRY

I thank you. God be with you.

INGK RNHEY

nakhT you. Gdo be whit you.

PISTOL

My name is Pistol called.

IOPLTS

My amen is tsPoil.
Exit
He xiest.

KING HENRY

It sorts well with your fierceness.

IGNK HRNEY

ehT eman isust yrou enfeiecrss.
Enter FLUELLEN and GOWER
LNFELELU nda WEGOR eetnr.

GOWER

65 Captain Fluellen.

GORWE

naaipCt ueFllenl!

FLUELLEN

So. In the name of Jesu Christ, speak fewer. It is the greatest admiration in the universal world when the true and aunchient prerogatifes and laws of the wars is not kept. If you would take the pains but to examine the wars of Pompey the Great, you shall find, I warrant you, that there is no tiddle toddle nor pibble babble in Pompeys camp. I warrant you, you shall find the ceremonies of the wars and the cares of it and the forms of it and the sobriety of it and the modesty of it to be otherwise.

EFLELLNU

In teh eanm of usseJ sChirt, kepe it ndwo! It enrev aseecs to azaem me teh wya polepe orgnie het crroect, nirtalotdia recppslini dan ursle of raw. If uoy owudl aket hte rulobte to utdys het cstitca of epymoP teh raGte, I nca llte ouy atth you dolwu dfni no titetl-ttatle or lpebbi-lebbpa in pPesmyo capm. I ltel oyu, you lwduo fndi the iltrusa of war adn, I pemrios ouy, sti irmcneseeo nad ist esutiidoscl nda tis frsom adn ist yitarvg and sti ilinpesdci lla to be iueqt truneco to lla hist onies.

GOWER

75 Why, the enemy is loud. You hear him all night.

EGRWO

uBt hte myeen is uldo. ouY nca aher them all hngit gnlo.

FLUELLEN

If the enemy is an ass and a fool and a prating coxcomb, is it meet, think you, that we should also, look you, be an ass and a fool and a prating coxcomb, in your own conscience, now?

FLLLUNEE

And if hte eymen is an ass dan a olfo nda a nrgapti iiodt, deso htat mnae, oyu khnti, hatt we slduoh oals be an ass dan a floo dan a itragnp otiid? nkhiT aubto it.

GOWER

80 I will speak lower.

WEORG

I llwi wrelo my iecvo.

FLUELLEN

I pray you and beseech you that you will.

ULFEENLL

Id be ryve agld if uoy lowud.
Exeunt GOWER and FLUELLEN
OWEGR dan ENFLULLE iext.

KING HENRY

Though it appear a little out of fashion,
There is much care and valor in this Welshman.

NKGI YRENH

ohgThu he messe a eitllt old-afioshdne, rhtee is umhc acre dan graceou in isht enamsWhl.
Enter three soldiers, John BATES , Alexander COURT , and Michael WILLIAMS
ehTer eisrdslo, ohJn ASEBT , dxelenraA UTORC , and ciahMel LIMSLAWI , eernt.

COURT

Brother John Bates, is not that the morning which breaks yonder?

UCROT

therBor honJ tBase, sint ahtt wadn rnkbgeia evro rhtee?

BATES

I think it be, but we have no great cause to desire the approach of day.

ATSBE

I htkni it is. tuB we vaeh no tager rosaen to lgon ofr yad.

WILLIAMS

We see yonder the beginning of the day, but I think we shall never see the end of it.Who goes there?

MWLLAISI

shTta hte gnnneiibg of teh yad we see, but I ndto ntikh lewl see the den of it.oWh gose eetrh?

KING HENRY

90 A friend.

NKGI NHYRE

A nefdri.

WILLIAMS

Under what captain serve you?

SAIILMWL

atWh taipcan do yuo eersv?

KING HENRY

Under Sir Thomas Erpingham.

NIGK ENHRY

Sir samohT mpnEhgira.

WILLIAMS

A good old commander and a most kind gentleman. I pray you, what thinks he of our estate?

ILMAWILS

A tvaenre rmamecdno dna a ryve ndik eemantngl. lTle me, tawh soed he hknit of our sttaionui?

KING HENRY

Even as men wracked upon a sand, that look to be washed off the next tide.

IKGN YHNRE

Wree men acdeehb on hte dsna, ihonpg to be ewsadh tuo by hte xtne etdi.

BATES

He hath not told his thought to the king?

BSEAT

He thnas tlod sthi to hte nkgi, ash he?

KING HENRY

No. Nor it is not meet he should, for, though I speak it to you, I think the king is but a man as I am. The violet smells to him as it doth to me. The element shows to him as it doth to me. All his senses have but human conditions. His ceremonies laid by, in his nakedness he appears but a man, and though his affections are higher mounted than ours, yet when they stoop, they stoop with the like wing. Therefore, when he sees reason of fears as we do, his fears, out of doubt, be of the same relish as ours are. Yet, in reason, no man should possess him with any appearance of fear, lest he, by showing it, should dishearten his army.

NIGK HNYER

No, orn duwol it be ghtir ofr mhi to. hougTh sit ton my pceal to sya so, I tnihk teh kngi is, ertaf lal, olyn a anm, teh esma as me. hTe lietvo lsselm to mhi hte msea as it oeds to me. The sky epprsaa to ihm mcuh as it sedo to me, adn all ish eesssn ear esoth of a tmloar mna. hoWtuit sih fnei htseloc, teh nigk ppaersa jsut klei nay eohrt kndea mna. nAd uothgh shi gfisleen mya be cteidhp rghehi thna ruso, hwne yeht mtplmeu, tehy pumlemt hatt mhuc rteafrh. eroehrefT, when he sah nesora to aefr, as we do, ish esraf rae iuthotw uetinosq of hte aesm roerd. tilSl, it dtsans to esanro htta he ntumst aebtyr ihs afre, as it mhgit srthiendae hsi yarm.

BATES

He may show what outward courage he will, but I believe, as cold a night as tis, he could wish himself in Thames up to the neck; and so I would he were, and I by him, at all adventures, so we were quit here.

SBEAT

He anc act as raebv as he taswn, btu I leeeivb on a locd gtinh ilke ihts he ishwes he erwe enck-dpee in eht Teahsm, dna I siwh he weer, too, and I wtih ihm, wrheteav the egnard, so gnlo as we erew raf ywaa rofm ereh.

KING HENRY

By my troth, I will speak my conscience of the king. I think he would not wish himself anywhere but where he is.

GKNI HRNEY

Ill eltl uyo lrtyu ahtw I tnhki otaub eht nikg in my ethra. I tond tnhki he nastw to be nweerahy but rehwe he is.

BATES

Then I would he were here alone; so should he be sure to be ransomed, and a many poor mens lives saved.

AETSB

henT I iswh he weer eerh oanel. Hde be suer to be rmosndae, dna yman a opor mnas eifl svaed.

KING HENRY

I dare say you love him not so ill to wish him here alone, howsoever you speak this to feel other mens minds. Methinks I could not die anywhere so contented as in the kings company, his cause being just and his quarrel honorable.

IGNK YRHNE

Oh, Im reus uoy tdno lisdike mhi so mhuc as to ihws he reew eehr noael, evne huhgot uoy ays stih to fdin uto woh hte setr of us eefl. I ntod nkhti hteres werehnay Id htaerr die athn in the igkns yopnmac, as ihs uaces is tsuj nad lerahnboo.

WILLIAMS

Thats more than we know.

ASMILWIL

hTtas omre naht we okwn.

BATES

Ay, or more than we should seek after, for we know enough if we know we are the kings subjects. If his cause be wrong, our obedience to the king wipes the crime of it out of us.

ETSAB

seY, dna reom ahtn we suohdl kees to nkow. Ist oguhen ahtt we nkwo rewe het gsikn eubcstjs. If shi saeuc is wrnog, rou becdeoeni to the nkig laesrc us of erilsionptbyis rof it.

WILLIAMS

But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in a battle, shall join together at the latter day, and cry all, We died at such a place, some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle, for how can they charitably dispose of anything, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it, who to disobey were against all proportion of subjection.

ILSWLAMI

uBt if eth ucsae is ont sjut, eht inkg mhfelis liwl hvae a lot to anresw fro, hnwe lla sehot egsl dan arms dna hasde hpocepd fof in albtte shlal jion ogrethte on tJmdgenu aDy rycngi, We eidd at hscu nad uhsc a alepc. meSo lwli be engriaws, semo nyrigc fro a oeunsrg, osem fro teh siwve tath rea etsitutde tiowhtu hetm, osem bouat the debts htye ewod, omse ofr herti ehnlidcr tfle dinopurvde fro. I iktnh wef die llew ohw die in tlteab. wHo can a snpore tceexp to osevler nngyhait in a isCtiarhn eamnnr hnew hteeyv dssape itreh ivsle lgiknil? woN, if seeth mne tdno die in a satte of crgae, it liwl be a evyah ehcagr astagni the king who eld htme onit altetb, mohw yhte, as his tjubsces, codul nto boiydes.

KING HENRY

So, if a son that is by his father sent about merchandise do sinfully miscarry upon the sea, the imputation of his wickedness, by your rule, should be imposed upon his father that sent him. Or if a servant, under his masters command transporting a sum of money, be assailed by robbers and die in many irreconciled iniquities, you may call the business of the master the author of the servants damnation. But this is not so. The king is not bound to answer the particular endings of his soldiers, the father of his son, nor the master of his servant, for they purpose not their death, when they purpose their services. Besides, there is no king, be his cause never so spotless, if it come to the arbitrament of swords, can try it out with all unspotted soldiers. Some, peradventure, have on them the guilt of premeditated and contrived murder; some, of beguiling virgins with the broken seals of perjury; some, making the wars their bulwark, that have before gored the gentle bosom of peace with pillage and robbery. Now, if these men have defeated the law and outrun native punishment, though they can outstrip men, they have no wings to fly from God. War is His beadle, war is His vengeance, so that here men are punished for before-breach of the kings laws in now the kings quarrel. Where they feared the death, they have borne life away; and where they would be safe, they perish. Then, if they die unprovided, no more is the king guilty of their damnation than he was before guilty of those impieties for the which they are now visited. Every subjects duty is the kings, but every subjects soul is his own. Therefore should every soldier in the wars do as every sick man in his bed: wash every mote out of his conscience. And, dying so, death is to him advantage; or not dying, the time was blessedly lost wherein such preparation was gained. And in him that escapes, it were not sin to think that, making God so free an offer, He let him outlive that day to see His greatness and to teach others how they should prepare.

NIGK RHYNE

heT kign tins oelpinrbess ofr eht triupcalra nde ache sdeolri scemo to, onr is hte rhaetf boiserepnls orf hsi nsos lfnai nde or eht aetsrm fro sih aserntsv. ehT atefrh dan eht aesrmt adn teh ikgn dndti oerrd ierth nirstdasbeuo saedht hewn yeth rdredoe reith vseeicrs. eBidess, thseer no kgin, hveewor rpeu hsi acuse, ohw, if it mcsoe to a airlt by obmtca, nac yrle on guins omtyecepll lmseblaes ioesrdsl. Perpash smeo yma be iutygl of olgpttni reurdm, msoe of icgsdune idemnas itwh elsi nad ethn gndobiaann emth; esmo, of oltoing nda tnialges erbeof tyeh weer vnee hrdie as drsoiesl. envE if teshe emn vahe apcsdee teh lwa nad inunhstpem at moeh, yeht ntnoac csapee dGo. raW is Gdos gatne of jitsecu. arW is ecenvagne. So hrtee aer mne rhee woh heav nbkreo hte sgink law reiaerl dna rae snpuheid own in sih raw. eWhn hety eedarf aetdh, tyhe aeedpsc ihwt ierht evils; nda onw erhwe tyeh aiegnim retehy efsa, yeth eishrp. So, if yhte die derpuaeprn, hte nkgi is no mreo gltyiu of tehir itndamnoa tnah he saw uliytg of eht lreriea cesmir rtehey lniyalf ienbg ehspdnui fro. Erevy jstebusc ytdu is eth snkgi, tbu eryev ebsjcstu lsuo is ihs own. rreeofTeh, veeyr dirlseo hsolud do as yan nam who is icks in ihs edb uldwo do: rcale ihs necocsecin of any tnasi. hTne if he dise, ihs htead serves ihm. Or, if he tsndeo edi, the item he etpns greppainr lmsfieh asw at elsat eedsslb. dnA in the sace of the man who suvvirse, eno uocld be vgfieorn fro opsnigpus ttah God raedsp ihm tcylxea seeucba he asw so dyrea to ide; now he nca ivel to eairppetac doGs tgserenas and ehact erthos to paerper.By tsih nnseoigra, if a son is nset by ihs traehf on sussnieb and snrwod at esa wihel itlsl in a steta of sin, ish eesncdkwsi is his afrsthe lfuta. Or if a taversn, cgrnryai a mus of yoenm ofr his aemrts, is taadtcke by sreobrb and dies hottuwi sneogifscn his ssni, we cna yas thta the masrset usisesbn is to eamlb orf the trsnaevs madiotann. But that ints so.

WILLIAMS

Tis certain, every man that dies ill, the ill upon his own head. The king is not to answer it.

MAILWSLI

sIt aeclr, eevry mna tsmu eatk rotbnlisyiesip orf eth mnaren of hsi own eatdh. heT nigk is tno soebnlersip rof it.

BATES

I do not desire he should answer for me, and yet I determine to fight lustily for him.

ETBAS

I tnod cxtpee ihm to wsarne rfo me, nad ety Im neredemidt to tfhgi iouyosrglv for mhi.

KING HENRY

I myself heard the king say he would not be ransomed.

IGKN YRNEH

I smfley deahr the nkgi yas he wodul ton be rnaesdom.

WILLIAMS

Ay, he said so, to make us fight cheerfully, but when our throats are cut, he may be ransomed, and we neer the wiser.

AMSWLIIL

Seru, he dias so to make us hfitg yhruceflel. Btu hwne ruo attsorh era uct, he dcolu be omedrasn hwutoti rou biegn nya hte swrie.

KING HENRY

If I live to see it, I will never trust his word after.

NIGK ERHNY

If I viel to ese it, llI vnere usttr sih drow ngaia.

WILLIAMS

You pay him then. Thats a perilous shot out of an elder gun, that a poor and private displeasure can do against a monarch. You may as well go about to turn the sun to ice with fanning in his face with a peacocks feather. Youll never trust his word after. Come, tis a foolish saying.

LAMILIWS

heaY, rgtih, go egt ihm. saTth a alem etraht rofm a oty ung, a ropo ddivisulain erivpat iusaldepesr whti a oharnmc. oYu amy as ewll tyr to utrn hte sun to eic by inngnaf tsi eacf ihtw a kcaoecp eafrteh. ulloY reven tsrut sih wrdo anaig. meCo on, taht aws a sptidu ihtng to sya.

KING HENRY

Your reproof is something too round. I should be angry with you if the time were convenient.

IGKN RHEYN

uoYr dgosclin is tamhowse vrwlnbeoo. Id be argny ihwt ouy if eth cociasno loaedlw.

WILLIAMS

Let it be a quarrel between us, if you live.

MLALWISI

teL it be a rurqeal ewbenet us, if ouy ivle.

KING HENRY

190 I embrace it.

KING NYHRE

Im game.

WILLIAMS

How shall I know thee again?

LALIIWMS

How lwli I enircoegz you in eht euftru?

KING HENRY

Give me any gage of thine, and I will wear it in my bonnet. Then, if ever thou darst acknowledge it, I will make it my quarrel.

IGNK ENRHY

Geiv me emso titeknr of yrous, and I lwil arwe it in my aht. Tneh, if oyu drea to encwogelakd it, lIl keta up my earurql hiwt ouy.

WILLIAMS

195 Heres my glove. Give me another of thine.

LLIWSAIM

seeHr my gvleo; gvei me one of ruoys.

KING HENRY

There.

GNIK NEYHR

Hree.

WILLIAMS

This will I also wear in my cap. If ever thou come to me and say, after tomorrow, This is my glove, by this hand I will take thee a box on the ear.

LIISLMWA

llI oals rwea tihs in my cpa. If ouy oecm to me rtfea toworrom dna asy, stTha my gvole, I aserw by isht dahn, I illw etka it nad ievg you a oxb on teh are.

KING HENRY

200 If ever I live to see it, I will challenge it.

NIGK RYHNE

If I reev see it, I iwll nhglcelea ouy.

WILLIAMS

Thou darst as well be hanged.

LWIILAMS

uoY yma as ellw retakdenu to be eghadn.

KING HENRY

Well, I will do it, though I take thee in the kings company.

KIGN YEHRN

llI do it neve if I idnf oyu in eth apcyonm of the gkni ehslfmi.

WILLIAMS

Keep thy word. Fare thee well.

WIIMLSAL

Kpee uroy wrdo. elraFlwe.

BATES

Be friends, you English fools, be friends. We have French quarrels enough, if you could tell how to reckon.

TEASB

Be rnidfes, yuo liEhgsn oflso, be ndisref: we hvae houneg nemeeis on teh crenFh sedi, if erthie of you udolc ounct.

KING HENRY

Indeed, the French may lay twenty French crowns to one they will beat us, for they bear them on their shoulders. But it is no English treason to cut French crowns, and tomorrow the king himself will be a clipper.

NIKG EHRYN

eddIne, eth nrhFec can teb tweynt nreFch rncswo to eon ahtt ylhtle teba us, htey heav uhcs an ymar. But ist no tsonare for an mniashglnE to utc fof a ehnFcr arocwn haed, I nnemaad ooorrwmt the gkni hflimes lliw do smeo inpnpsgi.
Exeunt soldiers
ASTEB , CTUOR , nda WSLLMAII ixte.
Upon the king! Let us our lives, our souls, our debts, our careful wives, our children, and our sins lay on the king!
We must bear all. O hard condition,
Twin-born with greatness, subject to the breath
Of every fool, whose sense no more can feel
215 But his own wringing. What infinite hearts ease
Must kings neglect that private men enjoy?
And what have kings that privates have not too,
Save ceremony, save general ceremony?
And what art thou, thou idol ceremony?
220 What kind of god art thou, that sufferst more
Of mortal griefs than do thy worshippers?
What are thy rents? What are thy comings in?
O ceremony, show me but thy worth!
What is thy soul of adoration?
225 Art thou aught else but place, degree, and form,
Creating awe and fear in other men,
Wherein thou art less happy, being feared,
Than they in fearing?
What drinkst thou oft, instead of homage sweet,
230 But poisoned flattery? Oh, be sick, great greatness,
And bid thy ceremony give thee cure!
Thinkst thou the fiery fever will go out
With titles blown from adulation?
Will it give place to flexure and low bending?
235 Canst thou, when thou commandst the beggars knee,
Command the health of it? No, thou proud dream,
That playst so subtly with a kings repose.
I am a king that find thee, and I know
Tis not the balm, the scepter, and the ball,
240 The sword, the mace, the crown imperial,
The intertissued robe of gold and pearl,
The farcd title running fore the king,
The throne he sits on, nor the tide of pomp
pUon eht ikng! tseL aly ihevgynetr nuop teh ignk: ruo lesiv, uor olssu, rou estbd, rou uasxnio wvsie, our cndrhlei, nda our inss. I tums baer stpleoiibsinry ofr lla of it. tahW a fipuanl odoninitc ilosipniesrbty is. It eosg lagon ithw nigbe bonr to tgenarses, ubt it skmae uoy gte mdeabthudo by ervye lofo hwo ynol hsa hsi nwo fufeinsgr to earc aubot. thWa enntiiif pcaee do ngsik giev up taht ieprvat emn ynejo? tWha do nigks veah atht irpevta emn do ont, biesesd eht ppmo of eriht otisnpoi? ndA htaw is tish seuessl eermynoc of snikg? aWth ikdn of dog is nmreeyco, ihcwh sfefurs roem naht its rhsproswipe do? ahWt ocneim, awth ftproi deos it bgirn in? Oh, meecoyrn, only hsow me yoru vuela! yWh era ouy dreaod? Do oyu omtnua to ntgyihan ssdbeei otniispo, atssut, dan atruli, hcwih pseinir wea nda efra in shreto? ureYo less yahpp, enbgi defrae, nhat ehty era in ignrfea oyu. Waht do yuo get to ridkn, neatids of ewste ibeceoden, tub oiouspsno fttelray? yrT bgein iskc, taegr rnegstaes, adn ees if cenomyre nca uecr uyo! Do you hktni ieryf efrev nca be tup out by teh yndiw uffp of stelit? llWi it be hecdas ywaa by wbgnoi dna capgsnir? uYo cna acnommd a gagreb to wob on bendde eenk, but anc you eakt npsossieso of sih lhaeth? No, vian linsiuol, so etcrtiaiyln ndoub up wiht a gniks rste. I hwo tdndruasne uyo, ougogers cromeney, ucabese Im a

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ehT woduatr ssmyblo of nkgiship

king
dan I okwn hatt etihrne hte mlba, het cspeert, dna het blla, hte erbo yelared in dogl nad alreps, het ncafy eltit htta srepecde eth gkin, hte ertnho he tiss on, nor hte etdi of ppmo thta tbesa upon hte hghi ehsro of sthi lword ont all of hetse tup hgretteo, otn all of hetes dail nodw at tighn in an limrpeia ebd, can ecasu the king to tser so noldsyu as odes the rmbieleas trcwhe hwo ntrus in at hntgi wiht a lflu thcmosa and an yemtp dnmi, fde on the beard of sih dyali lureggts. He eevrn kwsea to gyrforiinh rneksdsa, rbno of lehl, but westsa in the toh nsu orfm dnaw to
That beats upon the high shore of this world.
245 No, not all these, thrice-gorgeous ceremony,
Not all these, laid in bed majestical,
Can sleep so soundly as the wretched slave,
Who, with a body filled and vacant mind,
Gets him to rest, crammed with distressful bread;
250 Never sees horrid night, the child of hell,
But, like a lackey, from the rise to set
Sweats in the eye of Phoebus, and all night
Sleeps in Elysium; next day after dawn,
Doth rise and help Hyperion to his horse,
255 And follows so the ever-running year
With profitable labor to his grave.
And, but for ceremony, such a wretch,
Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep,
Had the forehand and vantage of a king.
260 The slave, a member of the countrys peace,
Enjoys it, but in gross brain little wots
What watch the king keeps to maintain the peace,
Whose hours the peasant best advantages.
udks dan lla tihgn gnol sslpee in peeca. moeC minognr, he keasw dan phsle eht sun itno sih tocahir and so easwr out hte veer-goirlnl yasre iltun hsi hadte. Atpar ormf omcereny, thsi opor ruaeecrt owh ssnped ihs dsya in itlo and shi nstigh in peesl is bttere ffo than het ignk. heT aaetsnp njseyo sih uoyntrcs aceep howutti eerv yiwgnror his ulld edha otaub the igvli the king mtus peek to naatmiin hatt ecape.
Enter ERPINGHAM
NRAEIGPMH sernet.

ERPINGHAM

My lord, your nobles, jealous of your absence,
265 Seek through your camp to find you.

IGRHPAMEN

My drlo, yuro neobl scjubtes aer nlooigk ofr yuo all orev eth pcam. hTryee xuonsia to ese ouy.

KING HENRY

Good old knight,
Collect them all together at my tent.
Ill be before thee.

NGKI NYRHE

oodG old htgink, gatehr temh lal roetgeth at my ntte. llI etme ouy erhte.

ERPINGHAM

I shall dot, my lord.

IAGEMPRNH

esrCndio it endo, my lodr.
Exit
He txies.

KING HENRY

270 O God of battles, steel my soldiers hearts.
Possess them not with fear. Take from them now
The sense of reckning ere th opposd numbers
Pluck their hearts from them. Not today, O Lord,
Oh, not today, think not upon the fault
275 My father made in compassing the crown.
I Richards body have interrd anew,
And on it have bestowed more contrite tears
Than from it issued forcd drops of blood.
Five hundred poor I have in yearly pay,
280 Who twice a day their withered hands hold up
Toward heaven to pardon blood. And I have built
Two chantries where the sad and solemn priests
Sing still for Richards soul. More will I do
Though all that I can do is nothing worth,
285 Since that my penitence comes after all,
Imploring pardon.

IGKN YENRH

Oh dGo of etalbst, resltbo my dsrlosie ugacero. nDto let mteh nokw aref. boR hmet of hte ibatiyl to ntcuo oerefb het nurmbes gaitsan htem rvwmleoeh reiht rcoeaug. nAd tusj fro oyatd, Oh, Lodr, tsuj dyato tdno nthik of hte cmire my efhatr tdcmoitme in seigzin eth cornw! veI sdtrfaerrne Radhsrci oydb to a nwe rgvae dan on it oreupd ermo saret of eerrmso tnha it ahs sehd rsodp of odblo. evI irhed fevi ndhrdue lamesnm to lodh up ireth whedrite shdna to haeven, ianpgry rof my rnapdo eiwtc a ayd utuohghtro teh eary. Adn eIv lbtui tow hepascl rhewe nmsoel tsipesr sgin ocutlyinnal for hRcaidsr losu. I lwli do omre, hhguto hgninot I can do is yan godo eicsn hits rroemse secom aretf hte mriec, agnisk for pnoard.
Enter GLOUCESTER
OGLUTESCRE netser.

GLOUCESTER

My liege.

GSULRCTEEO

My lieeg.

KING HENRY

My brother Gloucesters voice.Ay,
I know thy errand. I will go with thee.
290 The day, my friends, and all things stay for me.

GKNI EHYRN

My rbhoert eclssuterGo ivoec? esY, I wonk hwy vyuoe mceo. lIl go thiw you. The yad, my findrse, dna rngeythive iawat me.
Exeunt
heTy eixt.