Henry IV, Pt. 1
Act V, Scene 4
Another part of the field .
- Alarm . Excursions . Enter the King , the Prince wounded , Lord
- John of Lancaster , Earl of Westmorland .
King Henry IV1 - 3
- I prithee ,
- Harry , withdraw thyself , thou bleedest too much .
- Lord John of Lancaster , go you with him .
Prince John of Lancaster4
- Not I , my lord , unless I did bleed too .
Prince Henry5 - 6
- I beseech your Majesty make up ,
- Lest your retirement do amaze your friends .
King Henry IV7 - 8
- I will do so .
- My Lord of Westmorland , lead him to his tent .
Earl of Westmorland9
- Come , my lord , I’ll lead you to your tent .
Prince Henry10 - 14
- Lead me , my lord ? I do not need your help ,
- And God forbid a shallow scratch should drive
- The Prince of Wales from such a field as this ,
- Where stain’d nobility lies trodden on ,
- And rebels’ arms triumph in massacres !
Prince John of Lancaster15 - 16
- We breathe too long . Come , cousin Westmorland ,
- Our duty this way lies ; for God’s sake come .
- Exeunt Prince John and Westmorland .
Prince Henry17 - 20
- By God , thou hast deceiv’d me , Lancaster ,
- I did not think thee lord of such a spirit .
- Before , I lov’d thee as a brother , John ,
- But now I do respect thee as my soul .
King Henry IV21 - 23
- I saw him hold Lord Percy at the point ,
- With lustier maintenance than I did look for
- Of such an ungrown warrior .
Prince Henry24 - 25
- O , this boy
- Lends mettle to us all !
- Exit .
- Enter Douglas .
Earl of Douglas26 - 29
- Another king ? They grow like Hydra’s heads .
- I am the Douglas , fatal to all those
- That wear those colors on them . What art thou
- That counterfeit’st the person of a king ?
King Henry IV30 - 35
- The King himself , who , Douglas , grieves at heart
- So many of his shadows thou hast met
- And not the very King . I have two boys
- Seek Percy and thyself about the field ,
- But seeing thou fall’st on me so luckily ,
- I will assay thee , and defend thyself .
Earl of Douglas36 - 39
- I fear thou art another counterfeit ,
- And yet in faith thou bearest thee like a king .
- But mine I am sure thou art , whoe’er thou be ,
- And thus I win thee .
- They fight ; the King being in danger .
- Enter Prince of Wales .
Prince Henry40 - 47
- Hold up thy head , vile Scot , or thou art like
- Never to hold it up again ! The spirits
- Of valiant Shirley , Stafford , Blunt are in my arms .
- It is the Prince of Wales that threatens thee ,
- Who never promiseth but he means to pay .
- They fight .
- Douglas flieth .
- Cheerly , my lord , how fares your Grace ?
- Sir Nicholas Gawsey hath for succor sent ,
- And so hath Clifton . I’ll to Clifton straight .
King Henry IV48 - 51
- Stay and breathe a while .
- Thou hast redeem’d thy lost opinion ,
- And show’d thou mak’st some tender of my life
- In this fair rescue thou hast brought to me .
Prince Henry52 - 58
- O God , they did me too much injury
- That ever said I heark’ned for your death .
- If it were so , I might have let alone
- The insulting hand of Douglas over you ,
- Which would have been as speedy in your end
- As all the poisonous potions in the world ,
- And sav’d the treacherous labor of your son .
King Henry IV59
- Make up to Clifton , I’ll to Sir Nicholas Gawsey .
- Exit King .
- Enter Hotspur .
- If I mistake not , thou art Harry Monmouth .
- Thou speak’st as if I would deny my name .
- My name is Harry Percy .
Prince Henry63 - 69
- Why then I see
- A very valiant rebel of the name .
- I am the Prince of Wales , and think not , Percy ,
- To share with me in glory any more .
- Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere ,
- Nor can one England brook a double reign
- Of Harry Percy and the Prince of Wales .
Hotspur70 - 72
- Nor shall it , Harry , for the hour is come
- To end the one of us , and would to God
- Thy name in arms were now as great as mine !
Prince Henry73 - 75
- I’ll make it greater ere I part from thee ,
- And all the budding honors on thy crest
- I’ll crop to make a garland for my head .
- I can no longer brook thy vanities .
- They fight .
- Enter Falstaff .
Falstaff77 - 78
- Well said , Hal ! To it , Hal ! Nay , you shall find no boy’s
- play here , I can tell you .
- Enter Douglas .
- He fighteth with Falstaff . Falstaff falls down as if he were
- dead .
- Exit Douglas .
- The Prince killeth Percy .
Hotspur79 - 88
- O Harry , thou hast robb’d me of my youth !
- I better brook the loss of brittle life
- Than those proud titles thou hast won of me .
- They wound my thoughts worse than thy sword my flesh .
- But thoughts , the slaves of life , and life , time’s fool ,
- And time , that takes survey of all the world ,
- Must have a stop . O , I could prophesy ,
- But that the earthy and cold hand of death
- Lies on my tongue . No , Percy , thou art dust ,
- And food for —
- Dies .
Prince Henry89 - 112
- For worms , brave Percy . Fare thee well , great heart !
- Ill - weav’d ambition , how much art thou shrunk !
- When that this body did contain a spirit ,
- A kingdom for it was too small a bound ,
- But now two paces of the vilest earth
- Is room enough . This earth that bears thee dead
- Bears not alive so stout a gentleman .
- If thou were sensible of courtesy ,
- I should not make so dear a show of zeal ;
- But let my favors hide thy mangled face ,
- And even in thy behalf I’ll thank myself
- For doing these fair rites of tenderness .
- Adieu , and take thy praise with thee to heaven !
- Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave ,
- But not rememb’red in thy epitaph !
- He spieth Falstaff on the ground .
- What , old acquaintance ! Could not all this flesh
- Keep in a little life ? Poor Jack , farewell !
- I could have better spar’d a better man .
- O , I should have a heavy miss of thee
- If I were much in love with vanity !
- Death hath not struck so fat a deer today ,
- Though many dearer , in this bloody fray .
- Embowell’d will I see thee by and by ,
- Till then in blood by noble Percy lie .
- Exit .
- Falstaff riseth up .
Falstaff113 - 128
- Embowell’d ! If thou embowel me today , I’ll give you leave to
- powder me and eat me too tomorrow . ’Sblood , ’twas time to
- counterfeit , or that hot termagant Scot had paid me scot and
- lot too . Counterfeit ? I lie , I am no counterfeit . To die is
- to be a counterfeit , for he is but the counterfeit of a man
- who hath not the life of a man ; but to counterfeit dying ,
- when a man thereby liveth , is to be no counterfeit , but the
- true and perfect image of life indeed . The better part of
- valor is discretion , in the which better part I have sav’d
- my life . ’Zounds , I am afraid of this gunpowder Percy though
- he be dead . How if he should counterfeit too and rise ? By my
- faith , I am afraid he would prove the better counterfeit .
- Therefore I’ll make him sure , yea , and I’ll swear I kill’d
- him . Why may not he rise as well as I ? Nothing confutes me
- but eyes , and nobody sees me . Therefore , sirrah ,
- Stabbing him
- with a new wound in your thigh , come you along with me .
- He takes up Hotspur on his back .
- Enter Prince and John of Lancaster .
Prince Henry129 - 130
- Come , brother John , full bravely hast thou flesh’d
- Thy maiden sword .
Prince John of Lancaster131 - 132
- But soft , whom have we here ?
- Did you not tell me this fat man was dead ?
Prince Henry133 - 137
- I did , I saw him dead ,
- Breathless and bleeding on the ground . Art thou alive ?
- Or is it fantasy that plays upon our eyesight ?
- I prithee speak , we will not trust our eyes
- Without our ears : thou art not what thou seem’st .
Falstaff138 - 142
- No , that’s certain , I am not a double man ; but if I be not
- Jack Falstaff , then am I a Jack . There is Percy .
- Throwing the body down .
- If your father will do me any honor , so ; if not , let him
- kill the next Percy himself . I look to be either earl or
- duke , I can assure you .
- Why , Percy I kill’d myself , and saw thee dead .
Falstaff144 - 151
- Didst thou ? Lord , Lord , how this world is given to lying ! I
- grant you I was down and out of breath , and so was he , but
- we rose both at an instant and fought a long hour by
- Shrewsbury clock . If I may be believ’d , so ; if not , let them
- that should reward valor bear the sin upon their own heads .
- I’ll take it upon my death , I gave him this wound in the
- thigh . If the man were alive and would deny it , ’zounds , I
- would make him eat a piece of my sword .
Prince John of Lancaster152
- His is the strangest tale that ever I heard .
Prince Henry153 - 159
- This is the strangest fellow , brother John .
- Come bring your luggage nobly on your back .
- For my part , if a lie may do thee grace ,
- I’ll gild it with the happiest terms I have .
- A retreat is sounded .
- The trumpet sounds retreat , the day is our .
- Come , brother , let us to the highest of the field ,
- To see what friends are living , who are dead .
- Exeunt Prince and Lancaster .
Falstaff160 - 163
- I’ll follow , as they say , for reward . He that rewards me ,
- God reward him ! If I do grow great , I’ll grow less , for I’ll
- purge and leave sack , and live cleanly as a nobleman should
- do .
- Exit .