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Henry IV, Pt. 1: Act 5, Scene 5

Henry IV, Pt. 1
Act 5, Scene 5

Another part of the field.

  1. The trumpets sound. Enter the King, Prince of Wales, Lord
  2. John of Lancaster, Earl of Westmorland, with Worcester and
  3. Vernon as prisoners.

King Henry IV

4 - 13
  1. Thus ever did rebellion find rebuke.
  2. Ill-spirited Worcester, did not we send grace,
  3. Pardon, and terms of love to all of you?
  4. And wouldst thou turn our offers contrary?
  5. Misuse the tenor of thy kinsman’s trust?
  6. Three knights upon our party slain today,
  7. A noble earl, and many a creature else
  8. Had been alive this hour,
  9. If like a Christian thou hadst truly borne
  10. Betwixt our armies true intelligence.

Earl of Worcester

14 - 16
  1. What I have done my safety urg’d me to;
  2. And I embrace this fortune patiently,
  3. Since not to be avoided it falls on me.

King Henry IV

17 - 20
  1. Bear Worcester to the death and Vernon too.
  2. Other offenders we will pause upon.
  3. Exeunt Worcester and Vernon, guarded.
  4. How goes the field?

Prince Henry

21 - 28
  1. The noble Scot, Lord Douglas, when he saw
  2. The fortune of the day quite turn’d from him,
  3. The noble Percy slain, and all his men
  4. Upon the foot of fear, fled with the rest,
  5. And falling from a hill, he was so bruis’d
  6. That the pursuers took him. At my tent
  7. The Douglas is; and I beseech your Grace
  8. I may dispose of him.

King Henry IV

29
  1.                       With all my heart.

Prince Henry

30 - 36
  1. Then, brother John of Lancaster, to you
  2. This honorable bounty shall belong.
  3. Go to the Douglas, and deliver him
  4. Up to his pleasure, ransomless and free.
  5. His valors shown upon our crests today
  6. Have taught us how to cherish such high deeds
  7. Even in the bosom of our adversaries.

Prince John of Lancaster

37 - 38
  1. I thank your Grace for this high courtesy,
  2. Which I shall give away immediately.

King Henry IV

39 - 49
  1. Then this remains, that we divide our power.
  2. You, son John, and my cousin Westmorland
  3. Towards York shall bend you with your dearest speed,
  4. To meet Northumberland and the prelate Scroop,
  5. Who, as we hear, are busily in arms.
  6. Myself and you, son Harry, will towards Wales,
  7. To fight with Glendower and the Earl of March.
  8. Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway,
  9. Meeting the check of such another day,
  10. And since this business so fair is done,
  11. Let us not leave till all our own be won.
  1. Exeunt.
finis
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