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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Rosemary Gaby
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Henry IV, Part 1 (Quarto 1, 1598)

of Henry the fourth.
2565Indeed his king) to be ingagde in Wales,
There without raunsome to lie forfeited,
Disgrac't me in my happy victories,
Sought to intrap me by intelligence,
Rated mine vnkle from the counsell boord,
2570In rage dismisd my father from the Court,
Broke oath on oath, committed wrong on wrong,
And in conclusion droue vs to seeke out
This head of safetie, and withall to prie
Into his title, the which we find
2575Too indirect for long continuance.
Blunt. Shall I returne this answere to the king?
Hot. Not so sir Walter. Weele withdraw a while.
Go to the king, and let there be impawnde
2580Some surety for a safe returne againe,
And in the morning early shal mine vnkle
Bring him our purposes, and so farewell.
Blunt. I would you would accept of grace and loue.
Hot. And may be so we shall.
2585Blunt. Pray God you do.
Enter Archbishop of Yorke, sir Mighell.
Arch. Hie good sir Mighell, beare this sealed briefe
With winged haste to the Lord Marshall,
2590This to my coosen Scroope, and all the rest
To whom they are directed. If you knew
How much they do import you would make haste.
Sir M. My good Lord I gesse their tenor.
2595Arch. Like enough you do.
To morrow good sir Mighell is a day,
Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men
Must bide the touch. For sir at Shrewsbury
As I am truly giuen to vnderstand,
2600The king with mighty and quicke raised power
Meetes with Lord Harry. And I feare sir Mighell
What with the sicknesse of Northumberland,
Whose power was in the first proportion,
And what with Owen Glendowers absence thence,
2605Who with them was a rated sinew too,
I1. And