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Henry IV part two

Act IV, Scene 5

Another chamber.
 
[KING HENRY IV lying on a bed: CLARENCE, GLOUCESTER, WARWICK, and others in attendance]
 
KING HENRY IV
       ,       2      T   T     T        ,         ,
      Let there be | no noise made |(my gen|tle friends)
          ,           ,         ,    ,       ,
      Unless | some dull | and fa|vora|ble hand
             ,       ,      ,       ,        x
      Will whis|per mu|sic to | my wea|ry spirit.
 
WARWICK
        ,             ,      ,       ,        ,
      Call for | the mu|sic in | the o|ther room.
 
KING HENRY IV
       ,             ,       ,        ,        ,
      Set me | the crown | upon | my pil|low here.
 
CLARENCE
           ,        ,        ,         ,        ,
      His eye | is hol|low, and | he chan|ges much.
 
WARWICK
             ,            ,
      Less^noise,| less^noise.
 
[Enter PRINCE HENRY]
 
PRINCE HENRY
                                ,      2        ,        ,
                               Who saw* the | Duke of | Clarence?
 
CLARENCE
               ,    ,          ,        ,      ,
      I am / here (bro|ther) full | of hea|viness.
 
PRINCE HENRY
           ,      ,            ,           ,       ,
      How now?| Rain with|in doors,| and none | abroad?
            ,          ,
      How doth | the king?
 
GLOUCESTER
         ,        ,
      Excee|ding ill.  (di with prev)
 
PRINCE HENRY
        ,              ,      T   T     T        ,
      Heard he | the good | news yet? Tell | it him.
 
GLOUCESTER
          ,         ,      ,         ,        ,
      He al|tered much | upon | the hea|ring it.
 
PRINCE HENRY
       ,           ,          ,
      If he | be sick | with joy,
      <-  ,       ,            ,     ,     ->
        He'll re|cover || without | physic.
 
WARWICK
       T   T   T      ,            T   ->
      Not so much | noise (my || lords)
        T      T      ___    ___   oo
      Sweet prince | speak | low.|
            ,          ,        ,        ,          ,
      The king,| your fa|ther, is | disposed | to sleep.
 
CLARENCE
       ,             ,     ,         ,        ,
      Let us | withdraw | into | the o|ther room.
 
WARWICK
              ,            ,         ,      ,          ,
      Wilt please | your grace | to go | along | with us?
 
PRINCE HENRY
       ,            ,          ,       ,              ,
      No: I | will sit,| and watch | here, by | the king.
 
[Exeunt all but PRINCE HENRY]
       ,      2        T    T    T       ,         ,      ->
      Why doth the | crown lie there | upon | his pil||low,
       ,    2     ,       ,       ,   ,
      Be|ing so trou|blesome | a bed|fellow?
         ,         ,      ,        ,        ,
      O po|lished per|turba|tion! Gol|den care!
              ,           ,          ,      ,       ,
      That keepst | the ports | of slum|ber o|pen wide,
          ,   2    ,         ,       ,              ,
      To ma|ny a watch|ful night:| sleep with | it now,
           ,         ,           ,         ,       ,
      Yet not | so sound | and half | so deep|ly sweet,
          ,           ,           ,      ,        ,
      As he | whose brow |(with home|ly big|gen bound)
         T    T   .    T          ,        ,    ,
      Snores out the watch | of night.| O ma|jesty!
             ,           ,          ,         ,          ,
      When thou | dost pinch | thy bea|rer, thou | dost sit
        T  .   T   T        ,         ,        ,
      Like a rich ar|mor, worn | in heat | of day,
              ,            ,       ,         ,           ,
      That scalds | with safe|ty; by | his gates | of breath,
              ,       ,      ,                  ,    ,
      There lies | a dow|ny fea|ther, which / stirs not:
       ,    2     ,             ,            ,           ,
      Did he su|spire, that | light and | weightless | down
      <-       ,            ,         ,           ,         ,
        Per||force must | move. My | gracious | lord, my | father,
             ,          ,        ,       ,           ,
      This sleep | is sound | indeed:| this is | a sleep,
             ,          ,       ,       ,         ,
      That from | this gol|den ri|gol hath | divorced
          ,     ,         ,          ,          ,
      So ma|ny Eng|lish kings.| Thy due,| from me,
           ,          ,      ,        ,         ,
      Is tears | and hea|vy sor|rows of | the blood,
             ,         ,         ,   2   ,       ,
      Which na|ture, love,| and fi|lial ten|derness,
        ,               ,        ,           ,    2   ,
      Shall (O | dear* fa|ther) pay | thee plen|teously.
          ,           ,         ,       ,   2    ,
      My due,| from thee,| is this | impe|rial crown,
        ,            ,   2    ,         ,           ,
      Which (as | imme|diate as | thy place | and blood)
          ,         ,        ,    ,              ,
      Derives | itself | to me.| Lo, here | it sits,
               x             ,     oo
      Which Heaven | shall guard:|
           ,           ,         T       T     T     ,     ,       ,
      And put | the world's || whole strength in|to one | giant | arm,
           ,           ,           ,   2   ,       ,       ->
      It shall | not force | this li|neal ho|nor from || me.
        ,           ,         ,        ,     ___
      This,| from thee,| will I | to mine | leave,
       T   T    T        ,
      As 'tis left | to me.   \\
 
[Exit]
 
KING HENRY IV
       ,           ,          ,
      Warwick.| Gloucester.| Clarence.
 
[Re-enter WARWICK, GLOUCESTER, CLARENCE, and the rest]
 
CLARENCE
                                                   ,    ,
                                      Doth the / king call?
 
WARWICK
             ,           ,    ,          ,            ,
      What would | your ma|jesty?| How fares | your grace?
 
KING HENRY IV
       ,              ,          ,       ,         ,
      Why did | you leave | me here | alone |(my lords)?
 
CLARENCE
           ,           ,         ,         ,         ,
      We left | the prince | my bro|ther here |(my liege)
           ,      ,        ,          ,         ,
      Who un|dertook | to sit | and watch | by you.
 
KING HENRY IV
             ,          ,            ,        ,        ,        2->
      The Prince | of Wales?| Where is | he? Let | me see || him.
 
WARWICK
             ,       ,                 ,    ,   ,
      This door | is o|pen, he is // gone this way.
 
GLOUCESTER
           ,     ,                  ,        ,           ,
      He came | not through | the cham|ber where | we stayed.
 
KING HENRY IV
        ,     2        ,            ,         ,        ,
      Where is the | crown? Who | took it | from my | pillow?
 
WARWICK
            ,         ,         ,          ,         ,
      When we | withdrew |(my liege)| we left | it here.
 
KING HENRY IV
             ,            ,         ,          ,         ,
      The prince | hath tane | it hence:| go seek | him out.
       ,          ,       ,         ,         ,
      Is he | so has|ty that | he doth | suppose
           ,          ,       ,     2        ,        ,
      My sleep,| my death?| Find him (my | lord of | Warwick)
        ,          ,              ,        ,         ,
      Chide him | hither:| this part | of his | conjoins
            ,       ,           ,         ,
      With my | disease,| and helps | to end | me.
      <- ,       ,             ,          ,
        See || sons, what | things you | are:
      <-        ,        ,          T    T T       ,  ->
        How | quickly | nature || falls into | revolt,
             ,        ,           ,   ,  ->
      When gold | becomes || her ob|ject?
              ,          ,        ,        ,        ,
      For | this, the | foolish | over-||careful | fathers
             ,             ,              ,
      Have broke | their sleep | with thoughts,
               ,            ,            ,           ,     ,
      Their brains | with care,| their bones | with in|dustry.
            ,      ,             ,              ,    ,
      For this,| they have | engros|sed and / piled up
           ,          ,           ,        ,        ,
      The can|kered heaps | of strange-|achie|ved gold:
            ,      ,                 ,         ,       ,
      For this,| they have | been thought|ful to | invest
              ,           ,         ,        ,    ,      ->
      Their sons | with arts,| and mar|tial ex|erci||ses:
        ,        2     ,     ,              ,        x
      When,| like^the bee,| culling | from ev|ery flower   ??
           ,    2      ,      T     T      T           ,
      The vir|tuous sweets,| our thighs packed | with wax,
             ,           ,       ,     ,          2      ,
      Our mouths | with ho|ney, we | bring it | to the hive;
            ,          ,         ,         ,          ,
      And like | the bees,| are mur|dered for | our pains.
            ,        ,        ,             ,    ___
      This bit|ter taste | yields his | engross|ments,
      ,         ,        ,
      To the | ending | father.  \\
       ,              ,                ,    ,         ,
      Now, where^|is he,| that will / not stay | so long,
                    ,     ,         ,       ,         ,
      Till his / friend sick|ness hath | deter|mined me?
 
WARWICK
           ,        ,            ,                ,    ,
      My lord,| I found | the prince | in the / next room,
        ,    2         ,        ,          ,          ,
      Washing with | kindly | tears his | gentle | cheeks,
      <-          ,        ,      ,            ,      ,
        With || such a | deep de|meanor,| in great | sorrow,
            ,     ,          ,        ,            ,
      That ty|ranny,| which ne|ver quaffed | but blood,
        ,            ,        ,            ,           ,
      Would (by | behol|ding him)| have washed | his knife
            ,       ,     ,      2      ,        ,
      With gen|tle eye-|drops. He is | coming | hither.
 
KING HENRY IV
            ,         ,         ,      ,          ,
      But where|fore did | he take | away | the crown?
       ,       2       ,           ,        ,       ,
      Lo, where he | comes. Come^|hither | to me |(Harry).
          ,          ,         ,          ,       ,
      Depart | the cham|ber, leave | us here | alone.
 
[Re-enter PRINCE HENRY. Exeunt WARWICK and the rest]
 
PRINCE HENRY
         ,        ,           ,          ,        ,
      I ne|ver thought | to hear | you speak | again.
 
KING HENRY IV
            ,         ,        ,       ,           ,
      Thy wish | was fa|ther (Har|ry) to | that thought:
          ,          ,         ,       ,       ,
      I stay | too long | by thee,| I wea|ry thee.
             ,        ,       ,        ,       ,
      Dost thou | so hun|ger for | my emp|ty chair,
             ,           ,         ,      ,      2       ,
      That thou | wilt needs | invest | thee with mine^|honors
          ,          ,         ,       ,         ,
      Before | thy hour | be ripe?| O foo|lish youth!
              ,           ,                      ,   ,     ,
      Thou seekst | the great|ness that will // orewhelm thee.
        ,     2       x               ,         ,     ,
      Stay but a | little: for | my cloud | of dig|nity
           ,          ,          ,         ,        ,
      Is held | from fal|ling, with | so weak | a wind,
            ,          ,        ,        ,        ,
      That it | will quick|ly drop:| my day | is dim.
                     x     ,           ,             ,    ,
      Thou hast / stolen that,| which af|ter some*/ few hours
             ,          ,        ,          ,        ,
      Were thine | without | offense:| and at | my death
             ,            ,       ,     ,      o
      Thou hast | sealed^up | my ex|pecta|tion:
            ,         ,     ,            ,          ,
      Thy life | did ma|nifest | thou lovedst | me not,
            ,           ,        ,        ,         ,
      And thou | wilt have | me die | assured | of it.
             ,         ,        ,        ,           ,
      Thou hidst | a thou|sand dag|gers in | thy thoughts,
              ,           ,       ,        ,       ,
      Which thou | hast whet|ted on | thy sto|ny heart,
           ,         ,        ,     ,        ,
      To stab | at half | an ho|ur of | my life.
        ,     ,                     ,         ,         ,
      What? Canst / thou not | forbear | me half | an hour?
            ,           ,         ,         ,          ,
      Then get | thee gone,| and dig | my grave | thyself,
           ,         ,       ,       ,              ,
      And bid | the mer|ry bells | ring to | thine^ear
             ,           ,       ,         T  T   T
      That thou | art crowned,| not that | I am dead.
           ,          ,             ,        ,          ,
      Let^all | the tears,| that should | bedew | my hearse
           ,          ,         ,     ,         ,
      Be drops | of balm,| to sanc|tify | thy head:
       ,          ,      ,            ,        ,
      Only | compound | me with | forgot|ten dust,
             ,            ,           ,     ,           ,
      Give^that,| which gave | thee life,| unto | the worms:
        T     T   .  T     ,      ,            ,
      Pluck down my^of|ficers,| break my | decrees;
           ,        ,         ,         ,         ,
      For now | a time | is come,| to mock | at form.
       ,   2        ,           T      T  T    ,
      Henry the | Fifth is | crowned: up va|nity,
        T    Tx    T                 ,    ,     2       ,
      Down royal state:| all^you / sage coun|sellors, hence:
       ,            ,         ,        ,       ,
      And to | the Eng|lish court,| assem|ble now
            ,      ,         ,       ,      ,
      From ev|ery re|gion, apes | of i|dleness.
             ,        ,    ,      ,                     ,
      Now* neigh|bor con|fines, purge / you of | your scum:
        ,     2     ,  2       ,           T      T      T
      Have you a | ruffian | that will | swear? Drink? Dance?
       ,            ,      ,    ,                 ,
      Revel | the night?| Rob? Mur/der? and | commit
           ,        ,         ,        ,         ,
      The ol|dest sins,| the ne|west kind | of ways?
          ,       ,          ,       ,         ,
      Be hap|py, he | will trou|ble you | no more:
       ,               ,        ,         ,        ,
      England,| shall dou|ble gild,| his tre|ble guilt.
       ,                ,         ,        ,        ,
      England,| shall give | him of|fice, ho|nor, might:
                  ,    ,                ,    ,          ,
      For the / fifth Har|ry, from / curbed li|cense plucks
           ,       ,        ,                  ,   ,
      The muz|zle of | restraint,| and the / wild dog
              ,           ,         ,      ,     ,
      Shall flesh | his tooth | on ev|ery in|nocent.
               ,    ,         ,          ,       ,
      O my / poor king|dom (sick,| with ci|vil blows)
        ,      2       ,           ,         ,         ,
      When that my | care could | not with|hold thy | riots,
             ,          ,         ,     ,         ,
      What wilt | thou do,| when ri|ot is | thy care?
      ,               ,      ,       ,       ,
      O, thou | wilt be | a wil|derness | again,
       ,                ,          ,       ,     ,
      Peopled | with wolves |(thy old | inha|bitants).
 
PRINCE HENRY
         ,       ,        ,      ,             ,
      O par|don me |(my liege)| but for | my tears,
            ,        ,     ,      ,           ,
      The moist | impe|diments | unto | my speech,
      ,              ,             ,          ,        ,
      I had | forestalled | this dear,| and deep | rebuke,
           ,           ,           ,         ,         ,
      Ere you |(with grief)| had spoke | and I | had heard
             ,         ,       ,      ,               ,
      The course | of it | so far.| There is | your crown,
           ,          ,           ,        ,      ,
      And he | that wears | the crown | immor|tally,
             ,          ,      ,         ,         ,
      Long^guard | it yours.| If I | affect | it more,
            ,         ,       ,         ,        ,
      Than as | your ho|nor, and | as your | renown,
       ,            ,           ,      ,   2      ,
      Let me | no more | from this | obe|dience rise,
                   ,    ,         ,       ,   2      x
      Which my / most true,| and in|ward du|teous spirit
        ,     2        ,    ,             ,  2     ,
      Teacheth this | prostrate / and ex|terior | bending.
         x    ,               ,             ,          ,
      Heaven wit/ness with | me, when | I here | came^in,
            ,           ,           ,         ,          ,    ,
      And found | no course | of breath | within | your ma|jesty, ????
            ,          ,          ,        ,        ,
      How cold | it struck | my heart.| If I | do feign,
         ,         ,       ,         ,         ,
      O let | me, in | my pre|sent wild|ness, die,
           ,       ,         ,       2   ,    2      ,
      And ne|ver live | to show | the incre|dulous world,
           ,        ,          ,         ,     ,
      The no|ble change | that I | have pur|posed.
       ,            ,        ,      ,              ,
      Coming | to look | on you,| thinking | you dead,
             ,        ,         ,          ,           ,
      (And dead | almost |(my liege)| to think | you were)
          ,        ,         ,         ,        ,
      I spake | unto | the crown |(as ha|ving sense)
       ,      2     ,    2           ,     ,     2    ,
      And thus up|braided it:| The care | on thee de|pending,
            ,      ,         ,  ,   2      ,
      Hath fed | upon | the bo|dy of my | father,
        ,                ,         ,          ,          ,
      Therefore,| thou best | of gold,| art worst | of gold.
       ,             ,         x          ,     ,
      Other,| less^fine | in carat,| is more | precious,
          ,         ,        ,    2    ,    ,
      Preser|ving life,| in med|icine po|table:
            ,           ,          ,          ,         ,
      But thou,| most fine,| most ho|nored, most | renowned,
            ,         ,       ,
      Hast eat | the bea|rer up.
        ,         ,       ___
      Thus (my | royal | liege)  (tri with prev)
         ,       ,      ,        ,        ,
      Accu|sing it,| I put | it on | my head,
          ,          ,        ,       ,    ,
      To try | with it |(as with | an e|nemy)
            ,        ,         ,     ,      2      ,
      That had | before | my face | murdered my | father,
            ,       ,       ,       ,    ,
      The quar|rel of | a true | inhe|ritor.
           ,       ,        ,         ,           ,
      But if | it did | infect | my blood | with joy,
           ,            ,         ,       ,          ,
      Or swell | my thoughts,| to a|ny strain | of pride,
         ,     ,             ,     x          ,
      If a|ny re|bel, or / vain spirit | of mine,
       ,       2        ,       ,         ,      ,
      Did, with the | least af|fection | of a | welcome,
            ,      ,        ,         ,         ,
      Give^en|tertain|ment to | the might | of it,
             x        ,        ,         ,         ,
      Let heaven,| fore|ver, keep | it from | my head,
            ,         ,         ,       ,       ,
      And make | me, as | the poor|est vas|sal is,
             ,          ,         ,        ,         ,
      That doth | with awe | and ter|ror kneel | to it.
 
KING HENRY IV
      T  T  T
      O my son!  \\
         x    ,                  ,         ,         ,
      Heaven put / it in | thy mind | to take | it hence,
             ,             ,          ,         ,          ,
      That thou | mightst^win | the more | thy fa|ther's love,
        ,             ,       ,       ,        ,
      Pleading | so wise|ly, in | excuse | of it.
            ,       ,       ,      ,           ,
      Come^hi|ther Har|ry, sit | thou by | my bed,
            ,        ,          ,     ,        ,      2->
      And hear |(I think,| the ve|ry la|test coun||sel
           ,     ,            ,         2     ,         ,
      That e|ver I | shall breathe:| heaven^knows,| my son)
        2      ,    ,           ,     T     Tx     T
      By what by-|paths, and | indi|rect crooked ways
         ,           ,         ,       ,           ,
      I met | this crown:| and I | myself | know^well
            ,       ,        ,      ,         ,
      How trou|blesome | it sat | upon | my head.
           ,     ,      2     ,           ,        ,
      To thee,| it shall de|scend with | bitter | quiet,
       ,    2   ,        ,        ,      ,
      Better o|pinion,| better | confir|mation;
           ,          ,     ,           ,          ,
      For all | the soil | of the | achieve|ment goes
        T   T   T   2      ,           ,         ,
      With me, in|to the earth.| It seemed | in me,
           ,       ,         ,            ,     2      ,
      But as | an ho|nor snatched | with boi|sterous hand,
          ,        ,     ,        ,       ,
      And I | had ma|ny li|ving, to | upbraid
           ,        ,    ,            ,      ,
      My gain | of it,| by their | assis|tances.
             ,       ,         ,          2       ,    ,
      Which dai|ly grew | to quar|rel, and to / bloodshed,
        ,            ,       ,                   ,    ,
      Wounding | suppo|sed peace:| all these*/ bold fears,
             ,           ,      ,         ,        o
      Thou seest |(with pe|ril) I | have an|swered:
           ,         ,            ,         ,       ,
      For all | my reign,| hath been | but as | a scene
       ,             ,     ,         ,         ,
      Acting | that ar|gument.| And now | my death
        ,    2        ,           ,        ,         ,
      Changes the | mood: for | what in | me, was | purchased,
        T   . T    T             ,   ,        ,
      Falls upon thee,| in a / more fai|rer sort.
           ,         ,          ,         ,       ,
      So thou,| the gar|land wearst | succes|sively.
       ,                    ,             ,         ,          ,
      Yet, though | thou standst | more sure,| than I | could do,
                  ,    ,       ,              ,           ,
      Thou art / not firm | enough,| since^griefs | are green;
           ,          ,        ,       2         T   T     T
      And all | my friends,| which thou must | make thy friends
            ,             ,           ,      ,            ,
      Have but | their stings,| and teeth,| newly | tane^out;
       .   T     T   T       ,         ,         ,
      By whose fell wor|king I | was first | advanced,
           ,           x         ,            ,         ,
      And by | whose^power,| I well | might lodge | a fear
          ,      ,         ,        ,       2   ,
      To be | again | displaced.| Which | to avoid,
         ,          ,         ,       ,        ,
      I cut | them off:| and had | a pur|pose now
           ,         ,     ,        ,      ,
      To lead | out ma|ny to | the Ho|ly Land;
        T    T    .   T       ,             ,           ,
      Lest rest, and ly|ing still,| might make | them look
             ,       ,        ,
      Too* near | unto | my state.
             ,        ,      o
      Therefore |(my Har|ry)    (tri with prev)
       ,             ,         ,     ,       ,
      Be it | thy course | to bu|sy gid|dy minds
            ,           x            ,        ,            ,
      With fo|reign quarrels:| that ac|tion hence | borne^out,
            ,          ,    ,     2     ,        ,
      May waste | the me|mory | of the for|mer days.
        ,          ,             ,          ,       ,
      More would | I, but | my lungs | are was|ted so,
               ,            ,         ,     ,       ,       ->
      That strength | of speech | is ut|terly | denied || me.
       ,        ,    2        ,         ,            ,
      How I | came by the | crown, O | heaven | forgive:
            ,         ,           ,     .   T    T     T
      And grant | it may,| with thee,| in true peace live.
 
PRINCE HENRY
          ,          ,
      My gra|cious liege,  (pickup)
           ,          ,          ,          ,        ,
      You won | it, wore | it: kept | it, gave | it me,
             ,           ,           ,       ,        ,
      Then plain | and right | must my | posses|sion be:
            ,          ,           ,       ,        ,
      Which I | with more | than with | a com|mon pain,
       2       ,          ,            ,       ,         ,
      against^all | the world,| will right|fully | maintain.
 
[Enter Lord John of LANCASTER]
 
KING HENRY IV
       __     __
      Look,| look,  (picked up)
        T    T    T     ,        ,     __
      Here comes my | John of | Lanca|ster.
 
LANCASTER
         T      T     .   T      ,      2    ,      ,      2->
      Health, peace, and hap|piness,| to my roy|al fa||ther.
 
KING HENRY IV
              ,          ,      ,          ,           ,
      Thou bringst | me hap|piness | and peace | son John:
             ,        ,           ,         ,          ,
      But health |(alack)| with youth|ful wings | is flown
                    ,    ,          ,       ,          ,
      From this / bare, wi|thered trunk.| Upon | thy sight
           ,       ,          ,        ,   ,
      My world|ly bus|iness makes | a pe|riod.
        ,     2       ,        ,      2
      Where is my | Lord of | Warwick?
 
PRINCE HENRY
                                              ,        ,
                                       My | Lord of | Warwick.
 
[Enter WARWICK, and others]
 
KING HENRY IV
           ,      ,        ,    ,        ,
      Doth a|ny name | parti|cular,| belong
       ,          ,          ,         ,           ,
      Unto | the lod|ging, where | I first | did swoon?
 
WARWICK
              ,        ,    ,        ,       ,
      'Tis called | Jeru|salem,| my no|ble lord.
 
KING HENRY IV
        ,             x       2    ,          ,          ,
      Laud be | to heaven:| even there | my life | must end.
           ,          ,       ,      2    ,      ,
      It hath | been pro|phesied | to me ma|ny years,
           ,          ,         ,      ,    ,
      I should | not die,| but in | Jeru|salem:
               ,      ,        ,          ,      ,
      Which (vain|ly) I | supposed | the Ho|ly Land.
            ,        ,          ,         ,           ,
      But bear | me to | that cham|ber, there | I'll lie:
           ,       ,    ,           ,      ,
      In that | Jeru|salem | shall Har|ry die.
 
[Exeunt]

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