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Henry IV part two

Act I, Scene 3

York. The Archbishop's palace.
 
[Enter the ARCHBISHOP OF YORK, the Lords HASTINGS, MOWBRAY, and BARDOLPH]
 
ARCHBISHOP OF YORK
        ,               ,           ,           ,          ,
      Thus have | you heard | our cause,| and know | our means:
                 ,   ,        ,          ,         ,
      And my / most no|ble friends,| I pray | you all
        ,     ,               ,        ,         ,
      Speak plain/ly your | opin|ions of | our hopes,
            ,       ,   ,                ,         ,
      And first |(lord mar/shal) what | say you | to it?
 
MOWBRAY
          ,       ,       2   ,       ,         ,
      I well | allow | the occa|sion of | our arms,
            ,       ,         ,       ,      ,
      But glad|ly would | be bet|ter sa|tisfied,
       ,              ,      ,              ,           ,
      How (in | our means)| we should | advance | ourselves
           ,           ,    T    T   .   T       ,
      To look | with fore|head bold and big | enough
        ,          x           ,         ,         ,
      Upon | the power | and puis|sance^of | the king.
 
HASTINGS
           ,        ,         ,      ,          ,
      Our pre|sent mus|ters grow | upon | the file
           ,          ,       ,        ,          ,
      To five | and twen|ty thou|sand men | of choice:
           ,         ,       ,    ,                 ,
      And our | supplies,| live large/ly in | the hope
           ,          ,       ,           ,       ,
      Of great | Northum|berland,| whose bo|som burns
                 ,   ,      ,         ,     ,
      With an / incensed | fire | of in|juries.
 
LORD BARDOLPH
            ,         ,          ,           ,         ,
      The ques|tion then |(Lord Has|tings) stan|deth thus:
       ,     2       ,          ,          ,        ,
      Whether our | present | five and | twenty | thousand
            ,         ,         ,         ,       ,
      May hold | up head,| without | Northum|berland:
 
HASTINGS
        ,            ,
      With him,| we may.
 
LORD BARDOLPH
                              ,         ,            ,
                        Aye* mar|ry, there's | the point:
           ,        ,     ,    2        T     T    Tx
      But if | without | him we be | thought too feeble,
           ,        ,     2        ,      T   T   T
      My judg|ment is,| we should not | step too far
        ,        ,           ,         ,         ,
      Till we | had his | assis|tance by | the hand.
           ,       ,          ,       ,          ,
      For in | a theme | so bloo|dy-faced | as this
          ,         ,     ,        ,       ,
      Conjec|ture, ex|pecta|tion, and | surmise
           ,       ,           ,      ,    2    ,
      Of aids | incer|tain, should | not be ad|mitted.
 
ARCHBISHOP OF YORK
            ,      ,          ,    ,             ,
      'Tis ve|ry true | Lord^Bar|dolph; for | indeed
                 ,    ,           ,          ,    ,
      It was / young Hot|spur's^case | at Shrews|bury.
 
LORD BARDOLPH
          ,         ,          ,          ,           ,
      It was |(my lord)| who lined | himself | with hope,
       ,            ,        ,        ,       ,
      Eating | the air,| on pro|mise of | supply,
        ,               ,        ,        ,       x
      Flattering | himself | in pro|ject of | a power,
        ,    ,                   ,        ,           ,
      Much smal/ler than | the smal|lest of | his thoughts,
           ,          ,       ,    ,
      And so | with great | ima|gina|tion
      <-  ,             ,  ,     ,         ,            ,
        (Pro||per to / madmen)| led his | powers | to death
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      And (wink|ing) leaped | into | destruc|tion.
 
HASTINGS
            ,          ,         ,      ,          ,
      But (by | your leave)| it ne|ver yet | did hurt,
       .  T    T    T      ,           ,          ,
      To lay down like|lihoods,| and forms | of hope.
 
LORD BARDOLPH
       ,     2        ,         ,     ,       ,
      Yes, if this | present | quali|ty of | war,
      <-      ,         ,         ,           ,          ,
        In||deed the | instant | action:| a cause | on foot
        ,             ,     ,          ,        ,
      Lives so | in hope:| as in | an ear|ly spring,
          ,       2   ,         ,      T    .   T     T
      We see | the appea|ring buds,| which to prove fruit,
        ,          ,             ,        ,       ,
      Hope gives^|not so | much war|rant as | despair
              ,            ,            ,         ,         ,
      That frosts | will bite | them. When | we mean | to build,
           ,         ,          ,           ,          x
      We first | survey | the plot,| then draw | the model;
            ,        ,         ,       ,         ,
      And when | we see | the fig|ure of | the house,
        ,              ,          ,     ,    2   ,
      Then must | we rate | the cost | of the e|rection,
        ,             ,          ,       ,    ,
      Which if | we find | outweighs | abi|lity,
            ,        ,          ,      ,          x
      What do | we then,| but draw | anew | the model
          ,      ,    ,      2     ,         ,
      In few|er of|fices?| Or at least,| desist
           ,         ,           ,                ,     ,
      To build | at all?| Much^more,| in this / great work,
         ,         ,            ,         ,        ,
      (Which is |(almost)| to pluck | a king|dom down
           ,      ,       ,           ,       ,
      And set | ano|ther up)| should we | survey
            ,        ,   ,        ,          x
      The plot | of si|tua|tion, and | the model;
           ,      ,        ,         ,      o
      Consent | upon | a sure | founda|tion,
        ,            ,         ,         ,       ,
      Question | survey|ors, know | our own | estate,
          ,       ,        ,        ,     ,
      How a|ble such | a work | to un|dergo,
           ,         ,          ,     ,         ,
      To weigh | against | his op|posite?| Or else,
          ,     ,       ,  ,      2      ,
      We for|tify | in pa|per, and in | figures,
      ,             ,         ,        ,         ,
      Using | the names | of men,| instead | of men:
            ,           ,          ,      ,       ,
      Like^one,| that draws | the mo|del of | a house
          ,          x             x      T     T     T
      Beyond | his power | to build it;| who (half through)
             ,           ,           ,      ,       ,
      Gives^ore,| and leaves | his part-|crea|ted cost
         ,      ,    ,            ,          ,
      A na|ked sub|ject to | the wee|ping clouds,
            ,           ,        ,         ,     ,
      And waste,| for chur|lish win|ter's ty|ranny.
 
HASTINGS
        ,                ,           ,            ,    ,
      Grant that | our hopes |(yet like|ly of / fair birth)
                    ,     ,          ,        ,          ,
      Should be / still-born,| and that | we now | possessed
           ,       ,        ,     ,      o
      The ut|most man | of ex|pecta|tion,
          ,         ,       ,       ,        ,
      I think | we are | a bo|dy strong | enough
             ,       ,       ,        ,          ,
      (Eene as | we are)| to e|qual with | the king.
 
LORD BARDOLPH
        ,    2        ,          ,          ,        ,
      What is the | king but | five and | twenty | thousand?
 
HASTINGS
          ,        ,          ,         ,          ,     ,  ->
      To us | no more:| nay* not | so much | Lord Bar||dolph.
             ,      ,          2      ,          ,
      For | his di|visions |(as the times | do brawl)
         2     ,       T     T    Tx        ,            ,
      Are in three | heads: one power | against | the French,
           ,        ,           x          ,         ,
      And one | against |*Glendower;| perforce | a third
             ,        ,    ,   2       T  T    T
      Must^take | up us:| so is the | unfirm king
           ,        ,       ,         ,         ,
      In three | divi|ded: and | his cof|fers sound
            ,       ,     ,        ,      ,
      With hol|low po|verty,| and emp|tiness.
 
ARCHBISHOP OF YORK
        ,    2           ,         ,            ,         ,
      That he should | draw his | several | strengths to|gether
            ,        ,      ,        T    T   T
      And come | against | us in | full puissance
            ,         ,
      Need^not | be drea|ded.
 
HASTINGS
                              ,                ,  ,
                             If | he should / do so,
            ,           ,        ,            ,           ,
      He leaves | his back | unarmed,| the French | and Welsh
       ,            ,         ,      ,        ,
      Baying | him at | the heels:| never | fear that.
 
LORD BARDOLPH
       ,    2       ,             ,         ,        ,
      Who is it | like should | lead his | forces | hither?
 
HASTINGS
            ,        ,      ,          ,    ,
      The Duke | of Lan|caster,| and West|moreland:
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      Against | the Welsh | himself,| and Har|ry Mon||mouth.
       ,       2    ,      ,    2    ,            ,
      But | who is sub|stitu|ted against | the French,
          ,        ,        ,
      I have | no cer|tain no|tice.
 
ARCHBISHOP OF YORK
                                    ,        ,
                                   Let | us on:
           ,        ,       ,       ,         ,
      And pub|lish the | occa|sion of | our arms.
           ,        ,          ,                ,     ,
      The com|monwealth | is sick | of their / own choice,
            ,       ,       ,          ,      ,
      Their o|ver-gree|dy love | hath sur|feited:
         ,    ,       ,             ,  ,
      A ha|bita|tion gid|dy, and / unsure
            ,          ,        ,        ,        ,
      Hath he | that buil|deth on | the vul|gar heart.
          ,      ,   ,                   ,         ,
      O thou | fond ma/ny, with | what loud | applause
                     ,     x            ,        ,       ,
      Didst^thou / beat heaven | with bles|sing Bo|lingbroke,
          ,        ,           ,              ,         ,
      Before | he was,| what thou | wouldst have | him be?
           ,      ,       ,                ,        ,
      And be|ing now | trimmed in | thine^own | desires,
              ,       ,        ,         ,        ,
      Thou (beast|ly fee|der) art | so full | of him,
             ,         ,          ,         ,         ,
      That thou | provokst | thyself | to cast | him up.
           ,         ,       ,            ,         ,
      So* so,| thou com|mon dog,| didst^thou | disgorge
            ,       ,  ,    2       ,       ,
      Thy glut|ton bo|som of the | royal | Richard,
           ,      ,             ,          T   Tx    T
      And now | thou wouldst | eat thy | dead vomit up,
             ,            x            ,         ,           ,
      And howlst | to find it.| What trust | is in | these times?
        ,                ,         ,             ,         ,
      They, that | when Ri|chard lived,| would have | him die,
           ,        ,      ,        ,         ,
      Are now | become | ena|mored on | his grave.
        ,                   ,      ,          ,       ,
      Thou that | threwst^dust | upon | his good|ly head
              ,        ,    ,                   ,       ,
      When through | proud Lon/don he | came* sigh|ing on
       ,               ,     ,         ,       ,
      After | the ad/mired heels | of Bo|lingbroke,
              ,        ,       ,               ,       ,
      Cri'st^now,| O earth,| yield us | that king | again,
            ,           ,          ,          ,         ,
      And take | thou this |(O thoughts | of men | accursed):
        ,      2       T     T     T            ,          ,
      Past, and to | come, seems best;| things^pre|sent, worst.
 
MOWBRAY
             ,        ,         ,              ,   ,
      Shall we | go draw | our num|bers and / set on?
 
HASTINGS
                  ,    ,                  ,    ,         ,
      We are / time's sub|jects*, and / time bids | be gone.
 
[Exeunt]

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