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Henry IV, Pt. 1: Act V, Scene 4

Henry IV, Pt. 1
Act V, Scene 4

Another part of the field .

  1. Alarm . Excursions . Enter the King , the Prince wounded , Lord
  2. John of Lancaster , Earl of Westmorland .

King Henry IV

1 - 3
  1. I prithee ,
  2. Harry , withdraw thyself , thou bleedest too much .
  3. Lord John of Lancaster , go you with him .

Prince John of Lancaster

4
  1. Not I , my lord , unless I did bleed too .

Prince Henry

5 - 6
  1. I beseech your Majesty make up ,
  2. Lest your retirement do amaze your friends .

King Henry IV

7 - 8
  1. I will do so .
  2. My Lord of Westmorland , lead him to his tent .

Earl of Westmorland

9
  1. Come , my lord , I’ll lead you to your tent .

Prince Henry

10 - 14
  1. Lead me , my lord ? I do not need your help ,
  2. And God forbid a shallow scratch should drive
  3. The Prince of Wales from such a field as this ,
  4. Where stain’d nobility lies trodden on ,
  5. And rebels’ arms triumph in massacres !

Prince John of Lancaster

15 - 16
  1. We breathe too long . Come , cousin Westmorland ,
  2. Our duty this way lies ; for God’s sake come .
  1. Exeunt Prince John and Westmorland .

Prince Henry

17 - 20
  1. By God , thou hast deceiv’d me , Lancaster ,
  2. I did not think thee lord of such a spirit .
  3. Before , I lov’d thee as a brother , John ,
  4. But now I do respect thee as my soul .

King Henry IV

21 - 23
  1. I saw him hold Lord Percy at the point ,
  2. With lustier maintenance than I did look for
  3. Of such an ungrown warrior .

Prince Henry

24 - 25
  1.                             O , this boy
  2. Lends mettle to us all !
  1. Exit .
  1. Enter Douglas .

Earl of Douglas

26 - 29
  1. Another king ? They grow like Hydra’s heads .
  2. I am the Douglas , fatal to all those
  3. That wear those colors on them . What art thou
  4. That counterfeit’st the person of a king ?

King Henry IV

30 - 35
  1. The King himself , who , Douglas , grieves at heart
  2. So many of his shadows thou hast met
  3. And not the very King . I have two boys
  4. Seek Percy and thyself about the field ,
  5. But seeing thou fall’st on me so luckily ,
  6. I will assay thee , and defend thyself .

Earl of Douglas

36 - 39
  1. I fear thou art another counterfeit ,
  2. And yet in faith thou bearest thee like a king .
  3. But mine I am sure thou art , whoe’er thou be ,
  4. And thus I win thee .
  1. They fight ; the King being in danger .
  1. Enter Prince of Wales .

Prince Henry

40 - 47
  1. Hold up thy head , vile Scot , or thou art like
  2. Never to hold it up again ! The spirits
  3. Of valiant Shirley , Stafford , Blunt are in my arms .
  4. It is the Prince of Wales that threatens thee ,
  5. Who never promiseth but he means to pay .
  6. They fight .
  7. Douglas flieth .
  8. Cheerly , my lord , how fares your Grace ?
  9. Sir Nicholas Gawsey hath for succor sent ,
  10. And so hath Clifton . I’ll to Clifton straight .

King Henry IV

48 - 51
  1. Stay and breathe a while .
  2. Thou hast redeem’d thy lost opinion ,
  3. And show’d thou mak’st some tender of my life
  4. In this fair rescue thou hast brought to me .

Prince Henry

52 - 58
  1. O God , they did me too much injury
  2. That ever said I heark’ned for your death .
  3. If it were so , I might have let alone
  4. The insulting hand of Douglas over you ,
  5. Which would have been as speedy in your end
  6. As all the poisonous potions in the world ,
  7. And sav’d the treacherous labor of your son .

King Henry IV

59
  1. Make up to Clifton , I’ll to Sir Nicholas Gawsey .
  1. Exit King .
  1. Enter Hotspur .

Hotspur

60
  1. If I mistake not , thou art Harry Monmouth .

Prince Henry

61
  1. Thou speak’st as if I would deny my name .

Hotspur

62
  1. My name is Harry Percy .

Prince Henry

63 - 69
  1.                         Why then I see
  2. A very valiant rebel of the name .
  3. I am the Prince of Wales , and think not , Percy ,
  4. To share with me in glory any more .
  5. Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere ,
  6. Nor can one England brook a double reign
  7. Of Harry Percy and the Prince of Wales .

Hotspur

70 - 72
  1. Nor shall it , Harry , for the hour is come
  2. To end the one of us , and would to God
  3. Thy name in arms were now as great as mine !

Prince Henry

73 - 75
  1. I’ll make it greater ere I part from thee ,
  2. And all the budding honors on thy crest
  3. I’ll crop to make a garland for my head .

Hotspur

76
  1. I can no longer brook thy vanities .
  1. They fight .
  1. Enter Falstaff .

Falstaff

77 - 78
  1. Well said , Hal ! To it , Hal ! Nay , you shall find no boy’s
  2. play here , I can tell you .
  1. Enter Douglas .
  1. He fighteth with Falstaff . Falstaff falls down as if he were
  2. dead .
  1. Exit Douglas .
  1. The Prince killeth Percy .

Hotspur

79 - 88
  1. O Harry , thou hast robb’d me of my youth !
  2. I better brook the loss of brittle life
  3. Than those proud titles thou hast won of me .
  4. They wound my thoughts worse than thy sword my flesh .
  5. But thoughts , the slaves of life , and life , time’s fool ,
  6. And time , that takes survey of all the world ,
  7. Must have a stop . O , I could prophesy ,
  8. But that the earthy and cold hand of death
  9. Lies on my tongue . No , Percy , thou art dust ,
  10. And food for
  11. Dies .

Prince Henry

89 - 112
  1. For worms , brave Percy . Fare thee well , great heart !
  2. Ill - weav’d ambition , how much art thou shrunk !
  3. When that this body did contain a spirit ,
  4. A kingdom for it was too small a bound ,
  5. But now two paces of the vilest earth
  6. Is room enough . This earth that bears thee dead
  7. Bears not alive so stout a gentleman .
  8. If thou were sensible of courtesy ,
  9. I should not make so dear a show of zeal ;
  10. But let my favors hide thy mangled face ,
  11. And even in thy behalf I’ll thank myself
  12. For doing these fair rites of tenderness .
  13. Adieu , and take thy praise with thee to heaven !
  14. Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave ,
  15. But not rememb’red in thy epitaph !
  16. He spieth Falstaff on the ground .
  17. What , old acquaintance ! Could not all this flesh
  18. Keep in a little life ? Poor Jack , farewell !
  19. I could have better spar’d a better man .
  20. O , I should have a heavy miss of thee
  21. If I were much in love with vanity !
  22. Death hath not struck so fat a deer today ,
  23. Though many dearer , in this bloody fray .
  24. Embowell’d will I see thee by and by ,
  25. Till then in blood by noble Percy lie .
  1. Exit .
  1. Falstaff riseth up .

Falstaff

113 - 128
  1. Embowell’d ! If thou embowel me today , I’ll give you leave to
  2. powder me and eat me too tomorrow . ’Sblood , ’twas time to
  3. counterfeit , or that hot termagant Scot had paid me scot and
  4. lot too . Counterfeit ? I lie , I am no counterfeit . To die is
  5. to be a counterfeit , for he is but the counterfeit of a man
  6. who hath not the life of a man ; but to counterfeit dying ,
  7. when a man thereby liveth , is to be no counterfeit , but the
  8. true and perfect image of life indeed . The better part of
  9. valor is discretion , in the which better part I have sav’d
  10. my life . ’Zounds , I am afraid of this gunpowder Percy though
  11. he be dead . How if he should counterfeit too and rise ? By my
  12. faith , I am afraid he would prove the better counterfeit .
  13. Therefore I’ll make him sure , yea , and I’ll swear I kill’d
  14. him . Why may not he rise as well as I ? Nothing confutes me
  15. but eyes , and nobody sees me . Therefore , sirrah ,
  16. Stabbing him
  17. with a new wound in your thigh , come you along with me .
  1. He takes up Hotspur on his back .
  1. Enter Prince and John of Lancaster .

Prince Henry

129 - 130
  1. Come , brother John , full bravely hast thou flesh’d
  2. Thy maiden sword .

Prince John of Lancaster

131 - 132
  1.                   But soft , whom have we here ?
  2. Did you not tell me this fat man was dead ?

Prince Henry

133 - 137
  1. I did , I saw him dead ,
  2. Breathless and bleeding on the ground . Art thou alive ?
  3. Or is it fantasy that plays upon our eyesight ?
  4. I prithee speak , we will not trust our eyes
  5. Without our ears : thou art not what thou seem’st .

Falstaff

138 - 142
  1. No , that’s certain , I am not a double man ; but if I be not
  2. Jack Falstaff , then am I a Jack . There is Percy .
  3. Throwing the body down .
  4. If your father will do me any honor , so ; if not , let him
  5. kill the next Percy himself . I look to be either earl or
  6. duke , I can assure you .

Prince Henry

143
  1. Why , Percy I kill’d myself , and saw thee dead .

Falstaff

144 - 151
  1. Didst thou ? Lord , Lord , how this world is given to lying ! I
  2. grant you I was down and out of breath , and so was he , but
  3. we rose both at an instant and fought a long hour by
  4. Shrewsbury clock . If I may be believ’d , so ; if not , let them
  5. that should reward valor bear the sin upon their own heads .
  6. I’ll take it upon my death , I gave him this wound in the
  7. thigh . If the man were alive and would deny it , ’zounds , I
  8. would make him eat a piece of my sword .

Prince John of Lancaster

152
  1. His is the strangest tale that ever I heard .

Prince Henry

153 - 159
  1. This is the strangest fellow , brother John .
  2. Come bring your luggage nobly on your back .
  3. For my part , if a lie may do thee grace ,
  4. I’ll gild it with the happiest terms I have .
  5. A retreat is sounded .
  6. The trumpet sounds retreat , the day is our .
  7. Come , brother , let us to the highest of the field ,
  8. To see what friends are living , who are dead .
  1. Exeunt Prince and Lancaster .

Falstaff

160 - 163
  1. I’ll follow , as they say , for reward . He that rewards me ,
  2. God reward him ! If I do grow great , I’ll grow less , for I’ll
  3. purge and leave sack , and live cleanly as a nobleman should
  4. do .
  1. Exit .
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