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If they will patiently receive my medicine.
do. Jaq. What, for a counter, would I do but good?
Duke. Most mischievous foul sin , in chiding sin,
Jay. Why, who cries out on pride,
say, the city-woman bears
that I mean her;: When such a one-as she , such is her neighbour?
what is he of basest function , That says his bravery
is not on my cost; Thinking, that I mean him, but therein suits His folly to the metal of my speech? There then ; how then? what then ? let me see:
am assur'd, if I be measur'd rightly, Your Majesty hath no just cause to hate me. P. Henry. No!"might a prince of my great hopes.
forget So great indignities yon laid upon me? What! rate, rebuke, and roughly send to prison Th'immediate heir of England! was this easy? May this be wash'd in Lethe and forgotten.
Ch. Just. I then did use the
your father; The image of his power lay then in me; And in th' administration of his law, While I was busy for the commonwealth Your highness pleased to forget my place, The majesty and pow'r of law and justice, The image of the king whom I presented; And struck me in my very seat of judgment; Whereos , as an offender to your father, I gave bold way to my authority; And did commit you. If the deed were ill, Be you contented, wearing now the garland, To have a son set your decrees at nought: To plack down justice from your awful bench, To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword That guards the peace and safety of your person: Nay more, to spurn at your most royal image, And mock your working in a second body. Question your royal thoughts,make the case your's; Be now the father, and
propose Hear your own dignity so much profan'd; See your most dreadful law so loosely slighted; Behold yourself so by a son
disdained : And then imagine me taking your part, And in your pow'r so silencing your son. After this cold consid'rance, sentence me; And, as you are a king , speak in your state, What I have done that misbecame my place, My person, or my liege's sovereignty. P. Henry. You are right, Justice, and you
weigh this well: Therefore still bear the balance and the sword : And I do wish
do live to see a son of mine Offend you,
and obey you as I did:
Into the hand of justice.--You committed me;
hand Th’unstain'd sword that you have us'd to bear; With this remembrance ,
that you use the same With a like bold, just, and impartial spirit, As you have done 'gainst me. There is my hand , You shall be as a father to my youth : My voice shall sound as you do prompt minē ear; And I will stoop and hunible my intents To your well-practis'd wise directions. And, princes all, believe me, I beseech you; My father is gone wild into his grave; For in his tomb lie my affections ;. And with his spirit sadly I survive, To mock the expectations of the world; To frustrate prophecies, and to raze out Rotten opinion, which bath writ me down After my seeming. Though my tide of blood Hath proudly flow'd in vanity till now; Now doth it turn and ebb to the Where it shall mingle with the state of floods y And flow henceforth in formal majesty.. Now call we our high court of parliament:: And let us chuse such limbs of noble council, That the great body of our estate may go In equal rank with the best-governd nation ; That war or peace , or both at once, may be As things aequainted and familiar to us, In which
youl, father, shall have fore-most hand.. Our coronation done, we will aceite (As I before remember'd) all our state, And (Heav'n consiguing to my good intents) No prince, nor peer, shall have just cause to say, Hear'u shorten Harry's happy life one day,
CH A P. X Í I. Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop
of Ely. ..M, lørd, I'll tell you; that self billis urg'd Cant. Which in the eleventh year of th' last king's reign, Was like, and had indeed against us pass'd, But that the scrambling and unquiet time Did push it out of further question. Ely. But how, my lord, shall we resist it now?
Cant. It must be thought on. If it pass against We lose the better half of our possession: For all the temporal lands which men devout By testament have given to the church, Would they strip from us; being valu'd thus ; As much as would maintain to the king's honour; Full fifteen earls, and fifteen hundred knights Six thousand and two hundred good esquires ; And to relief of lazars and weak
Ely. This would drink deep.
and all. Ely. But what prevention ? Cant. The king is full of grace and fair regard. Ely. And a true lover of the holy church.
Cant. The courses of his youth promis'd it noti The breath no sooner left his father's body, But that his wildness mortify'd in him, Seem'd to die too ;. yea, at that very moment, Consideration, like an angel, came, And whipp'd th' offending Adam out of him, Leaving his body as a paradise, T'invelope and contain celestial spirits. Never was such a sudden scholar made : Never came reformation in a flood
With such a heady current, scouring faults:
and all at once As in this king:
Ely. We're blessed in the change.
Ely. The strawberry grows underneath the
And wholesome berries thrive ,, and ripen best,
li And therefore we must needs admit the means, How things are perfected. SHAKESPRAKE.