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  • Title: Henry IV, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1598)
  • Editor: Rosemary Gaby

  • Copyright Rosemary Gaby. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Rosemary Gaby
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    Henry IV, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1598)

    The second part of
    and good store of fertile sherris, that he is become very hote
    and valiant. If I had a thousand sonnes, the first humane prin-
    2360ciple I would teach them, should be, to forsweare thin potati-
    ons, and to addict themselues to sacke. How now Bardolfe?
    Enter Bardolfe.
    Bar. The army is discharged all, and gone.
    Fal. Let them goe, ile through Glostershire, and there will
    2365I visit M. Robert Shallow Esquire, I haue him already tem-
    pring betweene my finger and my thumb, and shortly will I
    seale with him, come away.
    Enter the King, Warwike, Kent, Thomas duke of Clarence,
    Humphrey of Gloucester.
    King Now lords, if God doth giue successefull end,
    To this debate that bleedeth at our doores,
    We will our youth leade on to higher fields,
    And draw no swords but what are sanctified:
    2375Our nauie is addrest, our power collected,
    Our substitutes in absence wel inuested,
    And euery thing lies leuell to our wish,
    Only we want a little personal strength:
    And pawse vs til these rebels now afoote,
    2380Come vnderneath the yoke of gouernment.
    War. Both which we doubt not, but your maiesty
    Shal soone enioy.
    King Humphrey my sonne of Gloster, where is the prince
    your brother?
    2385Glo. I thinke hees gone to hunt, my lord, at Winsor.
    King And how accompanied?
    Glo. I do not know, my lord.
    King Is not his brother Thomas of Clarence with him?
    Glo. No, my good lord, he is in presence here.
    Clar. What would my lord and father?
    Kin Nothing but well to thee Thomas of Clarence,
    How chance thou art not with the prince thy brother?
    2395He loues thee, and thou dost neglect him, Thomas,
    Thou hast a better place in his affection