Henry IV, Pt. 1
Act 5, Scene 5
Another part of the field.
- The trumpets sound. Enter the King, Prince of Wales, Lord
- John of Lancaster, Earl of Westmorland, with Worcester and
- Vernon as prisoners.
King Henry IV4 - 13
- Thus ever did rebellion find rebuke.
- Ill-spirited Worcester, did not we send grace,
- Pardon, and terms of love to all of you?
- And wouldst thou turn our offers contrary?
- Misuse the tenor of thy kinsman’s trust?
- Three knights upon our party slain today,
- A noble earl, and many a creature else
- Had been alive this hour,
- If like a Christian thou hadst truly borne
- Betwixt our armies true intelligence.
Earl of Worcester14 - 16
- What I have done my safety urg’d me to;
- And I embrace this fortune patiently,
- Since not to be avoided it falls on me.
King Henry IV17 - 20
- Bear Worcester to the death and Vernon too.
- Other offenders we will pause upon.
- Exeunt Worcester and Vernon, guarded.
- How goes the field?
Prince Henry21 - 28
- The noble Scot, Lord Douglas, when he saw
- The fortune of the day quite turn’d from him,
- The noble Percy slain, and all his men
- Upon the foot of fear, fled with the rest,
- And falling from a hill, he was so bruis’d
- That the pursuers took him. At my tent
- The Douglas is; and I beseech your Grace
- I may dispose of him.
King Henry IV29
- With all my heart.
Prince Henry30 - 36
- Then, brother John of Lancaster, to you
- This honorable bounty shall belong.
- Go to the Douglas, and deliver him
- Up to his pleasure, ransomless and free.
- His valors shown upon our crests today
- Have taught us how to cherish such high deeds
- Even in the bosom of our adversaries.
Prince John of Lancaster37 - 38
- I thank your Grace for this high courtesy,
- Which I shall give away immediately.
King Henry IV39 - 49
- Then this remains, that we divide our power.
- You, son John, and my cousin Westmorland
- Towards York shall bend you with your dearest speed,
- To meet Northumberland and the prelate Scroop,
- Who, as we hear, are busily in arms.
- Myself and you, son Harry, will towards Wales,
- To fight with Glendower and the Earl of March.
- Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway,
- Meeting the check of such another day,
- And since this business so fair is done,
- Let us not leave till all our own be won.