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Nothing so strong and fortunate as I.
Such water-colours, to impaint his cause;
The Douglas and the Hotspur, both together, Are confident against the world in arms. K. Hen. Hence, therefore, every leader to his charge ; For, on their answer, we will set on them: And Heaven befriend us, as our cause is just' [Exeunt the KING, PRINCE JoHN, SIR. W. - BLUNT, GENTLEMEN, and SoLDIERs. • Fal. Hal, if thou see me down in the battle, and bestride me, so ; 'tis a point of friendship. P. Hen. Nothing but a colossus can do thee that friendship. Say thy prayers, and farewell. Fal. I would it were bed-time, Hal, and all well. P. Hen. Why, thou owest Heaven a * # olo, Fal. 'Tis not due yet; I would be loth to pay him before his day. What need Ibe so forward with him that calls not on me? Well, 'tis no matter; Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me of when I come on 2 How then Can honour set-to a leg 2 No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of a wound No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then No. What is honour A word. What is that word, honour? Air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it? He that died o' Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he hear it No. Is it insensible then Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it : therefore I’ll none of it: Honour is a mere scutcheon; and so ends my catechism. [Exit.
Wor. O, no ; my nephew must not know, Sir Richard, The liberal kind offer of the king. Ver. Twere best he did. Wor. Then are we all undone. It is not possible, it cannot be, The king should keep his word in loving us; He will suspect us still, and find a time To punish this offence in other faults: My nephew's trespass may be well forgot, It hath the excuse of youth and heat of blood; And an adopted name of privilege,— A hair-brain'd Hotspur, govern’d by a spleen – All his offences live upon my head, And on his father’s : we did train him on ; And, his corruption being ta'en from us, We, as the spring of all, shall pay for all. Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know, In any case, the offer of the king. Wer. Deliver what you will,—I’ll say, 'tis so. Here comes your cousin. Enter Hotspur, EARL of Douglas, GENTLEMEN, - SoLDIERs.
Hot. My uncle is return'd :-Deliver up
IWor. The king will bid you battle presently. Doug. Defy him by the Lord of Westmoreland. Hot. Lord Douglas, then go you, and tell him so, Doug. Marry, and shall, and very willingly. Eril. JP'or. There is no seeming mercy in the o: Hot. Did you beg any? Heaven forbid! Wor. I told him gently of our grievances, Of his oath-breaking; which he mended thus, By now forswearing that he is forsworn. He calls us, rebels, traitors; and will scourge With haughty arms this hateful name in us. The Prince of Wales stepp'd forth before the king, And, nephew, challenged you to single fight. Hot. O, 'would the quarrel lay upon our heads; And that no man might draw short breath to-day, But I and Harry Monmouth ! Tell me, tell me, How show’d his talking 2 seem'd it in contempt? Ver. No, by my soul; I never in my life Did hear a challenge urged more modestly, Unless a brother should a brother dare To gentle exercise and proof of arms. He gave you all the duties of a man; Trimm'd up your praises with a princely tongue; Spoke your deservings like a chronicle, Making you ever better than his praise: And, which became him like a prince indeed, He made a blushing cital of himself; And chid his truant youth with such a grace, As if he master'd there a double spirit, Of teaching, and of learning, instantly. There did he pause: But let me tell the world,— If he outlive the envy of this day, England did never owe so sweet a hope, ..So much misconstrued in his wantonness. Hot. Cousin, I think thou art enamoured Upon his follies. But, be he as he wiłł, yet once ere night