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Delivering o'er to executors* pale
The lazy yawning drone.
King Henry's defiant Message to the Dauphin of France.
We are glad, the Dauphin is so pleasant with us;
And plodded like a man for working-days;
†The Dauphin of France had, in derision of the King, sent him a box containing tennis-balls.
A term used in playing at tennis.
That shall fly with them : for many a thousand widows
But this lies all within the will of God,
To whom I do appeal; and in whose name,
When thousands weep, more than did laugh at it.
Now all the youth of England are on fire,
Apostrophe to England.
O England!-model to thy inward greatness, Like little body with a mighty heart,
What might'st thou do, that honour would thee do,
Were all thy children kind and natural!
But see thy fault!
France hath in thee found out
A nest of hollow bosoms which he fills
With treacherous crowns.
False Appearances; the King's Reproaches to the
O, how hast thou with jealousy infected
The sweetness of affiance!
Why, so didst thou:
Why, so didst thou:
Show men dutiful?
Seem they grave and learned? Come they of noble family? Why, so didst thou: Seem they religious? Why, so didst thou or are they spare in diet; Free from gross passion, or of mirth or anger; Constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood Garnish'd and deck'd in modest complement; + Not working with the eye, without the ear, And, but in purged judgment, trusting neither? Such, and so finely bolted, ‡ didst thou seem: And thus thy fall hath left a kind of blot, To mark the full-fraught man, and best indued, § With some suspicion.
Dame Quickly's Account of Falstaff's Death.
'A made a finer end, and went away, an it had been chrisom child; || 'a parted even just between twelve and one, e'en at turning o' the tide; for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers' ends, I knew there was but one way; for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and 'a babbled of green fields.
i. e., The King of France. § Endow'd.
A child not more than a month old.
King Henry's Character by the Constable of France.
You are too much mistaken in this king:
Description of a Fleet setting Sail.
Suppose, that you have seen
The well-appointed king at Hampton pier
King Henry's Address to his Soldiers at Harfleur.
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
* In making objections.
peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility;
But, when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Let it pry through the portage* of the head,
O'erhang and jutty+ his confounded base,
Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide;
Have, in these parts, from morn till even fought,
Description of Night in a Camp.
From camp to camp
The hum of either army stilly || sounds,
That the fix'd sentinels almost receive
The secret whispers of each other's watch :
* Comparing the eyes to cannons placed at port-holes. "Jutty his confounded base”—that is, as a rock projects over its base, which is confounded or destroyed by the waves. For lack of matter.
Fet, that is fetched.
|| Gently, lowly.