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To have a son set your decrees at naught;
KING HENRY V.
CHORUS. INVOCATION TO THE MUSE. 0, FOR a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And nionarchs to behold the swelling scene! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels, I.eash'd in like hounds, should lamine, sword, and fire Crouch for employment.
PERFECTIONS OF KING HENRY V.
* Treat with contenipt your acts executed by a reo presentative.
Yon would say,—it had been all-in-all his study.'
THE COMMONWEALTH OF BEES.
So work the honey bees; Creatures, that, by a rule in nature, teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom. They have a king, and officers of sorts:f Where some, like magistrates, correct at home; Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad; Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds; Which pillage they with merry march bring home To the tent-royal of their emperor: Who, busied in his majesty, surveys The singing masons building roofs of gold; I'he civili citizens kneading up the honey; The poor mechanic porters crowding in Their heavy burdens at his narrrow gate; The sad-eyd justice, with his surly hum, Delivering o'er to the executors pale The lazy yawning drone.
Now all the youth of England are on fire, And silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies; Now thrive the armourers, and honour's thought Reigns solely in the breast of every man: They sell the pasture now, to buy the horse; Following the mirror of all Christian kings, * Listen to.
+ Different degrees. Sober, grave.
With winged heels, as English Mercuries.
APOSTROPHE TO ENGLAND.
O England !--model to thy inward greatness, Like little body with a mighty heart, What might'st thou do, that honour would thee do. Were all thy children kind and natural! But see thy fault! France hath in thee found out A nest of hollow bosoms, which he* fills With treacherous crowns.
FALSE APPEARANCES. 0, how hast thou with jealousy infected The sweetness of affiance! Show men dutiful? Why, so didst thou: Seem they grave and learned? Why, so didst thou: Come they of noble family? Why, so didst thou: Seem they religious? Who, so didsi thou: Or are they spare in diet; Free from gross passion, or of mirth, or anger; Constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood; Garnish'd and deck'd in modest complement;f Not working with the eye, without the ear, And, but in purged judgment, trusting neither! Such, and so finely bolted, I didst thou seem: And thus thy fall hath lest a kind of blot, To mark the full-fraught man, and best indued, With some suspicion. DAME QUICKLY'S ACCOUNT OF FALSTAFF'S DEATH.
A made a finer end, and went away, an it had been any christom || child; 'a parted even just between twelve and one, e'en at turning o' the tide; for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers' ends, ỉ knew there was but one way; for his nose was as sharp as a
* i. e. The king of France. † Accomplishment. #Sifted.
$ Endowed. A child not more than a month old.
per, and 'a babbled of green fields. How
Sir Johor quoch I: what, man! be of good cheer. So 'a crieu vui-God, God, God! three or four times: now !, to coniuri nim, bid him, 'a should not think of God; I hoped there was no need to trouble himself with any such thoughts yet: So, 'a baile me lay more clothes on his feet: I put my hand into the bed, and felt them, auú they were as cold as any stone. KING HENRY'S CHARACTER
THE CONSTABLE OF
You are too much mistaken in this king:
shall find his vanities forespentt
DESCRIPTION OF A FLEET SETTING SAIL. Suppose that you have seen The well-appointed king at Hampton pier Embark his royalty; and his brave neet With silken streamers the young Phoebus fanning, Play with your fancies; and in them bebold, Upon the hempen tackle, ship-boys climbing: Hear the shrill whistle, which doth order give To sounds confus'd; behold the threaden sails, Borne with the invisible and creeping wind, Draw the huge bottoms through the surrow'd sca, Breasting the lofty surge.
* In making objections. + Wasted, exhausted.
DESCRIPTION OF NIGHT IN A CAMP.
From camp to camp, through the foul womb
of night, The hum of either army stilly* sounds, That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch: Fire answers fire, and though their paly names Each battle sees the other's umber'dt face: Steed threatens steed, in high and bcastsul neighs Piercing the night's dull ear; and from the tents, The armourers, accomplishing the knights, With busy hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of preparation. The country cocks do crow, the clocks do toll, And the third hour of drowsy morning name. Proud of their numbers, and secure in soul, The confident and over-lustyř French Do the low-rated English play at dice; And chide the cripple tardy-gaited night, Who, like a foul and ugly witch, doth limp. So tediously away. The poor condemned English, Like sacrifices, by their watchful fires Sit patiently, and inly ruminate The morning's danger; and their gesture sad, Investing lank-lean cheeks, and war-worn coats, Presenteth them unto the gazing moon So many horrid ghosts. . 0, now, who will behold The royal çaptain of this ruin’d band, Walking from watch to watch, from tent to tent, Let him cry-Praise and glory on his head! For forth he goes, and visits all his host; Bids them good morrow, with a modest smile; And calls them-brothers, friends, and countrymen. Upon his royal face there is no note, How dread an army hath enrounded him;
Gently, lowly. † Discoloured by the gleam of the firos. Over-saucy.