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Henry IV part two

Act III, Scene 1

Westminster. The palace.
 
[Enter KING HENRY IV in his nightgown, with a Page]
 
KING HENRY IV
           ,          ,         ,        ,        ,       o
      Go call | the Earls | of Sur|rey, and | of War|wick;
           ,           ,     ,          T    T    T      ,
      But ere | they come,| bid them | ore-read these | letters, (hex with prev)
            ,        ,      ,                 ,    ,
      And well | consi|der of | them; make^/good speed.
       ,    2      ,         ,        ,        ,
      How many | thousand | of my | poorest | subjects
           ,          ,       ,
      Are at | this hour | asleep?
          ,        ,        ,
      O sleep,| O gen|tle sleep,  (tri with prev??)
       ,           T    T     T        2    ,         ,
      Nature's | soft nurse, how | have I frigh|ted thee,
             ,         ,           ,         ,         ,
      That thou | no more | wilt weigh | my eye|lids^down
            ,         ,       ,       ,       ,
      And steep | my sen|ses in | forget|fulness?
           ,         ,       x              ,       ,
      Why ra|ther (sleep)| liest thou | in smo|ky cribs,
        ,       ,     ,         ,           ,
      Upon | unea|sy pal|lets stret|ching thee,
             ,           ,         ,      ,     2        ,
      And hushed | with buz|zing night-|flies to thy | slumber,
        ,    2       T   T     T        ,         ,
      Than in the | perfumed cham|bers of | the great?
       ,           ,     ,         ,       ,
      Under | the ca|nopies | of cost|ly state,
             ,            ,          ,        ,    ,
      And lulled | with sound | of swee|test me|lody?
      .   T    T   T           ,       ,               ,
      O thou dull god,| why* liest | thou with | the vile,
           ,          ,           ,           ,       ,
      In loath|some beds,| and leavst | the king|ly couch,
          ,      ,           ,     2  ,       ,
      A watch-|case, or | a com|mon ala|rum-bell?
             ,      ,          ,         ,       ,
      Wilt thou,| upon | the high | and gid|dy mast,
        ,    2        T    T     T          ,           ,
      Seal up the | ship-boy's eyes,| and rock | his brains,
          ,       ,         ,       ,   2     ,
      In cra|dle of | the rude | impe|rious surge,
           ,        ,    ,       ,         ,
      And in | the vi|sita|tion of | the winds,
            ,         ,    2   ,        ,        ,
      Who take | the ruf|fian bil|lows by | the top,
       ,               ,           ,           ,        ,
      Curling | their mon|strous heads,| and hang|ing them
            ,    2     ,       ,         ,    2     ,
      With dea|fening cla|mor in | the slip|pery clouds,
             ,         ,        ,         ,       ,
      That with | the hur|ly, death | itself | awakes?
              ,       ,         ,       ,            ,
      Canst^thou |(O par|tial sleep)| give thy | repose
        2     ,     ,   ,              T   T   T
      To the wet | sea-boy,/ in an | hour so rude:
           ,        ,               ,    ,         ,
      And in | the cal|mest and / most stil|lest night,
            ,       ,     ,          ,          ,
      With all | appli|ances | and means | to boot,
          x       2    ,          ,      ,           ,
      Deny it | to a king?| Then hap|py low,| lie* down,
         ,      ,          ,           ,         ,
      Unea|sy lies | the head,| that wears | a crown.
 
[Enter WARWICK and SURREY]
 
WARWICK
       ,       ,   ,                  ,    ,
      Many | good mor/rows to | your ma|jesty.
 
KING HENRY IV
       ,             ,         ,
      Is it | good* mor|row, lords?
 
WARWICK
            ,        ,           ,
      'Tis one | o'clock,| and past.  (tri with prev)
 
KING HENRY IV
       T    T    T     ,         2     ,         ,
      Why then good | morrow | to you all |(my lords):
          2      ,     ,         ,          ,        ,
      Have you read | ore the | letters | that I | sent you?
 
WARWICK
           ,         ,
      We have |(my liege).  \\
 
KING HENRY IV
        ,     2      ,          ,      ,         ,
      Then you per|ceive the | body | of our | kingdom,
            ,        ,          ,       ,        ,
      How foul | it is:| what rank | disea|ses grow,
                   ,   ,         ,          ,         ,
      And with / what dan|ger, near | the heart | of it?
 
WARWICK
          ,        ,      ,      ,        ,        ->
      It is | but as | a bo|dy, yet | distem||pered,
        ,       2     ,          ,           ,        ,
      Which | to his for|mer strength | may be | restored
             ,        ,         ,       ,     ,
      With good | advice | and lit|tle me|dicine:
           ,         ,       ,           ,          ,
      My Lord | Northum|berland | will soon | be cooled.
 
KING HENRY IV
           x           ,            ,          ,         ,
      O heaven,| that one | might read | the book | of fate,
           ,         ,    ,       ,         ,
      And see | the re|volu|tion of | the times
             ,         ,       ,         ,      ,
      Make^moun|tains le|vel, and | the con|tinent
        ,          ,       ,          ,        ,
      (Weary | of so|lid firm|ness) melt | itself
       ,          ,        ,        ,         ,
      Into | the sea:| and o|ther times,| to see
           ,       ,       ,       ,
      The bea|chy gir|dle of | the o|cean
      <- ,       ,         T   T      T          ,        ,
        Too || wide for | Neptune's hips;| how chan|ces mocks
            ,        ,         ,        ,    ,      2->
      And chan|ges fill | the cup | of al|tera||tion
            ,       ,          ,        ,           ,
      With di|vers li|quors. [[O | if this | were seen,
           ,    2     ,       ,            ,           ,
      The hap|piest youth,| viewing | his pro|gress through,
            ,        ,           ,       ,      ,
      What pe|rils past,| what cros|ses to | ensue,
              ,          ,         ,          ,         ,
      Would shut | the book,| and sit | him down | and die.]]**
                     ** This text is not in the First Folio,
                        which is why the next line is odd
        ,         T    T     T
      'Tis not | ten years gone,
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      Since^Ri|chard and Nor|thumber|land, great friends,
            ,        ,                  ,    ,    ,     ->
      Did feast | toge|ther; and in // two years af||ter
        ,        2     ,                   ,     ,     ,
      Were | they at wars.| It is but // eight years since
            ,      ,         ,     ,             ,
      This Per|cy was | the man,| nearest | my soul,
       ,             ,           ,         ,       ,
      Who, like | a bro|ther, toiled | in my | affairs,
            ,          ,          ,     ,           ,
      And laid | his love | and life | under | my foot:
       ,          T   T    Tx      2      ,        ,       ->
      Yea, for | my sake, even | to the eyes | of Ri||chard
        ,       2   ,        ,      ,     2           ,
      Gave | him defi|ance. But | which of you | was by
            ,       ,       ,      ,       ,       2->
      (You cou|sin Ne|vil, as | I may | remem||ber)
            ,          ,         ,      ,            ,
      When Ri|chard, with | his eye,| brimful | of tears,
               ,           ,      ,        ,       ,
      (Then checked,| and ra|ted by | Northum|berland)
            ,             ,            ,        ,      ,
      Did speak | these words |(now proved | a pro|phecy):
           ,       ,          ,        ,         ,
      Northum|berland,| thou lad|der, by | the which
          ,       ,       ,         ,           ,
      My cou|sin Bo|lingbroke | ascends | my throne:
                ,       2     ,              ,   ,        ,
      (Though then,| heaven^knows,| I had / no such | intent,
            ,       ,     ,        ,           ,
      But that | neces|sity | so bowed | the state,
           ,         ,          ,          ,          ,
      That I | and great|ness were | compelled | to kiss:)
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      The time | shall come |(thus did he | follow it)
            ,           ,      .    T   T   T    2      ,
      The time | will come,| that foul sin ga|thering head,
              ,        ,       ,         ,         ,
      Shall break | into | corrup|tion: so | went on,
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      Foretel|ling this / same time's | condi|tion,
       ,           ,       ,       ,    ,
      And the | divi|sion of | our a|mity.
 
WARWICK
        ,           ,              ,    ,     ,
      There is | a his|tory in // all men's lives,
       ,     ,         ,         2      ,          ,
      Figur|ing the | nature | of the times | deceased:
            ,          ,        ,         ,      ,
      The which | observed,| a man | may pro|phesy
                 ,   ,               ,     ,           ,
      With a / near aim,| of the / main chance | of things,
          ,          ,         ,      ,                ,
      As yet | not come | to life,| which in | their seeds
            ,       ,         ,        ,
      And weak | begin|nings lie | intrea|sured:
      <-  ,        ,        ,          ,           ,         __
        Such || things be|come the | hatch and | brood of | time;
       ,            ,     ,      ,         ,
      And by | the ne|cessa|ry form | of this,
            ,         ,         ,       ,         ,
      King Ri|chard might | create | a per|fect guess,
             ,          ,       ,           ,         ,
      That great | Northum|berland,| then false | to him,
             ,          ,      ,    2      ,         ,
      Would of | that seed | grow to a | greater | falseness,
               ,           ,         ,          ,      ,
      Which should | not find | a ground | to root | upon,
          ,      ,
      Unless on you.  \\
 
KING HENRY IV
            ,              ,       ,      ,    oo
      Are these | things^then | neces|sities?|
        ,             ,           ,       ,      ,
      Then let | us meet | them like | neces|sities:
                   ,    ,     2    ,           ,        ,
      And that / same word,| even now | cries^out | on us:
            ,          ,      ,         ,       ,
      They say | the bish|op and | Northum|berland
           ,       ,          ,
      Are fif|ty thou|sand strong.
 
WARWICK
          ,       ,        ,
      It can|not be |(my lord):  (tri with prev)
       ,   2       ,         ,          ,         ,
      Rumor doth^|double,| like the | voice and | echo,
           ,        ,          ,        ,               ,
      The num|bers of | the feared.| Please it | your grace
          ,       ,      ,         ,         ,
      To go | to bed,| upon | my life |(my lord)
             x           ,       ,              ,    ,
      The powers | that you | alrea|dy have / sent forth,
              ,            ,         ,     ,    ,
      Shall bring | this prize | in ve|ry ea|sily.
          ,        ,          ,    ,             ,
      To com|fort you | the more,| I have | received
         ,        ,                  ,   x          ,
      A cer|tain in|stance, that / Glendower | is dead.
            ,    ,           ,           ,         ,
      Your ma|jesty | hath been | this fort|night ill,
       ,            ,          ,          ,           ,
      And these^|unsea|soned hours | perforce | must add
       ,  2         ,
      Unto your | sickness.
 
KING HENRY IV
                           ,          ,         ,
                           I will | take your counsel:
            ,           ,        ,      ,             ,
      And were | these in|ward wars | once out | of hand,
           ,             ,      ,          ,      ,
      We would |(dear* lords)| unto | the Ho|ly Land.
 
[Exeunt]

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