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Henry V

Act II, Scene 2

Southampton. A council-chamber.
 
[Enter EXETER, BEDFORD, and WESTMORELAND]
 
BEDFORD
            ,          ,          ,         ,             ,       ->
      Fore God | his grace | is bold | to trust | these trai||tors.
 
EXETER
        ,         2    ,     ,       ,        ,
      They | shall be ap|prehen|ded by | and by.
 
WESTMORELAND
             ,         ,       ,         ,           ,
      How smooth | and e|ven they | do bear | themselves,
          ,      ,         ,          ,       ,
      As if | alle|giance in | their bo|soms sat
         ,             ,          T   T    T     ,
      Crowned with | faith and | constant loy|alty.
 
BEDFORD
            ,           ,        ,           ,        ,
      The king | hath note | of all | that they | intend,
          ,     ,          ,            ,          ,
      By in|tercep|tion, which | they dream | not of.
 
EXETER
       ,              ,          ,         ,    ,
      Nay, but | the man | that was | his bed|fellow,
        ,    2          ,            ,           ,          ,
      Whom he hath | dulled and | cloyed with | gracious | favors;
        ,          ,            ,         ,          ,
      That he | should for | a fo|reign purse,| so sell
           ,   2         ,         ,           ,      ,
      His so|vereign's life | to death | and trea|chery.
 
[Trumpets sound. Enter KING HENRY V, SCROOP, CAMBRIDGE, GREY, and Attendants]
 
KING HENRY V
       ,               ,      ,          ,           ,
      Now sits | the wind | fair, and | we will | aboard.
           ,        ,              2       ,    ,        ,      2->
      My Lord | of Cam|bridge*, and my / kind Lord | of Ma||sham,
           ,        ,         ,       ,                ,
      And you,| my gen|tle knight,| give me | your thoughts:
        ,          ,                x          ,      ,
      Think you | not that | the powers | we bear | with us
            ,           ,          ,            ,           ,
      Will cut | their pas|sage through | the force | of France?
       ,           ,   ,        ,         ,
      Doing | the ex|ecu|tion, and | the act,
            ,          ,         ,       ,         ,
      For which | we have | in head | assem|bled them.
 
SCROOP
           ,          ,          ,     ,             ,
      No doubt | my liege,| if each | man do | his best.
 
KING HENRY V
          ,           ,      ,     2        ,       ,
      I doubt | not that,| since we are | well per|suaded
          ,      ,        ,           ,          ,
      We car|ry not | a heart | with us | from hence,
             ,      ,           ,         ,           ,
      That grows | not in | a fair | consent | with ours:
            ,          ,        ,           ,          ,
      Nor leave | not one | behind,| that doth | not wish
           ,         ,    ,            ,        ,
      Success | and con|quest to | attend | on us.
 
CAMBRIDGE
       ,           ,        ,         ,           ,
      Never | was mo|narch bet|ter feared | and loved,
            ,         ,    ,             ,        ,        ,       2->
      Than is | your ma|jesty:| there's^not | I think | a sub||ject*
             ,         ,      ,            ,     ,
      That sits | in heart-|grief and | unea|siness
       ,            ,       ,              ,       ,
      Under | the sweet | shade of | your go|vernment.
 
GREY
        ,     ,                       ,        ,     ,
      True: those / that were | your fa|ther's e|nemies,
              ,              ,         ,       ,         ,         2->
      Have steeped | their galls | in ho|ney, and | do serve || you
              ,         ,        ,      ,         ,
      With hearts | create | of du|ty, and | of zeal.
 
KING HENRY V
           ,                 ,     ,          ,        ,
      We there|fore have / great cause | of thank|fulness,
            ,         ,         ,       ,         ,
      And shall | forget | the of|fice of | our hand
       ,    2         ,          ,      ,         ,
      Sooner than | quittance | of de|sert and | merit
         ,        ,          ,          ,       ,
      Accor|ding to | the weight | and wor|thiness.
 
SCROOP
          ,         ,            ,       ,        ,
      So ser|vice shall | with stee|led sin|ews toil,
           ,       ,         ,         ,           ,
      And la|bor shall | refresh | itself | with hope
          ,          ,        ,        ,     ,
      To do | your grace | inces|sant ser|vices.
 
KING HENRY V
           ,          ,     ,          ,   ,
      We judge | no less.| Uncle | of Ex|eter,
          ,          ,        ,       ,      ,
      Enlarge | the man | commit|ted yes|terday,
              ,         ,          ,        ,       ,     ->
      That railed | against | our per|son: we | consi||der
       ,      2    ,         ,           ,         ,
      It | was excess | of wine | that set | him on,
           ,         ,        ,        ,       ,
      And on | his more | advice,| we par|don him.
 
SCROOP
              ,             ,    ,       ,    ,
      That's mer|cy, but / too much | secu|rity:
       ,     2      ,          ,  2         ,      ,
      Let him be | punished | sovereign,| lest ex|ample
        ,              ,     2       ,         ,        ,
      Breed (by | his suf|ferance) more | of such | a kind.
 
KING HENRY V
         ,        ,        ,     ,
      O let | us yet | be mer|ciful.
 
CAMBRIDGE
      <-    ,            ,               ,   ,       ,
        So may || your high|ness, and / yet pu|nish too.
 
GREY
      <- ,            T    T    T       ,         ,          ,
        Sir, you || show great mer|cy, if | you give | him life,
       ,            ,          ,        ,       o
      After | the taste | of much | correc|tion.
 
KING HENRY V
        ,          ,           ,          ,        ,
      Alas,| your too | much^love | and care | of me
           ,    2  ,     2   ,        T    T     T
      Are hea|vy ori|sons against | this poor wretch:
            x        ,        ,         ,      ,
      If little | faults pro|ceeding | on dis|temper,
             ,          ,          ,         2      ,           ,
      Shall not | be winked | at, how | shall we stretch | our eye
            ,   2      ,        ,      ,            2    ,
      When ca|pital crimes,| chewed, swal/lowed, and di|gested,
          ,          x            ,        ,           ,
      Appear | before us?| We'll yet | enlarge | that man,
              ,              ,           ,                 ,    ,
      Though Cam|bridge*, Scroop,| and Grey,| in their / dear care
           ,       ,      ,       ,        ,      2->
      And ten|der pre|serva|tion of | our per||son
              ,         ,     ,         ,      2       ,       ,     ->
      Would have | him pu|nished.| And now | to our French || causes:
       ,              ,        ,       ,
      Who are | the late | commis|sioners?
 
CAMBRIDGE
         ,         ,
      I one | my lord,  (pickup)
             ,         ,        ,         ,      ,
      Your high|ness bade | me ask | for it | today.
 
SCROOP
          ,         ,        ,
      So did | you me | my liege.  (picked up)
 
GREY
          ,       ,      ,     ,     oo
      And I | my roy|al so|vereign.|
 
KING HENRY V
            ,         ,        ,            ,          ,
      Then Ri|chard Earl | of Cam|bridge, there | is yours:
              ,             ,         ,        ,           ,
      There yours | Lord Scroop | of Ma|sham, and | sir knight:
        ,            ,       ,           ,         ,
      Grey of | Northum|berland,| this same | is yours:
        ,               ,        ,          ,       ,
      Read them,| and know | I know | your wor|thiness.
           ,      2      ,    ,          ,       ,  2
      My Lord | of Westmore|land, and | uncle | Exeter*,
       ,     2    ,        ,           ,         ,    2
      We will a|board to|night. Why | how now | gentlemen?
            ,         ,          ,        ,          ,
      What see | you in | those pa|pers that | you lose
           ,         ,         ,        ,            ,
      So much | complex|ion? Look | ye how | they change:
               ,          ,       ,           ,          ,
      Their cheeks | are pa|per. Why,| what read | you there
             ,        ,     ,           ,            ,
      That hath | so cow|arded | and chased | your blood
       ,          ,
      Out of | appea|rance?
 
CAMBRIDGE
                            ,    ,       ,          ,   ->
                            I | do con|fess my || fault,
             ,      ,        ,          ,          ,     ->
      And | do sub|mit me | to your | highness'|| mercy.
 
GREY SCROOP
           ,         ,        ,    oo
      To which | we all | appeal.|
 
KING HENRY V
           ,       ,          ,         ,         ,
      The mer|cy that | was quick | in us | but late,
                 ,    ,       ,         ,             ,
      By your / own coun|sel is | suppressed | and killed:
            ,          ,          ,          ,        ,     o
      You must | not dare |(for shame)| to talk | of mer|cy.
                  ,   ,         ,     ,           ,      o
      For your / own rea|sons turn | into | your bo|soms,  (hex with prev)
           ,      ,           ,         ,    2    ,
      As dogs | upon | their mas|ters, wor|rying you:
       ,             ,        ,        ,       ,
      See you | my prin|ces, and | my no|ble peers,
             ,        ,           x           ,            ,
      These Eng|lish mon|sters: My Lord | of Cam|bridge* here,
            ,         ,          ,     ,            ,
      You know | how apt | our love | was, to | accord
          ,        ,          ,       ,       ,
      To fur|nish him | with all | apper|tinents
          ,       ,        ,       ,          ,
      Belong|ing to | his ho|nor; and | this man,
        ,     2     T    T      T       ,             ,
      Hath for a | few light crowns,| lightly | conspired
            ,      ,           ,     ,          ,
      And sworn | unto | the prac|tises | of France
           ,         ,         ,        ,         ,
      To kill | us here | in Hamp|ton. To | the which,
              ,          ,           ,       ,         ,
      This knight | no less | for bounty | bound | to us
            ,          ,          ,         ,         ,
      Than Cam|bridge is,| hath like|wise sworn.| But O,
        ,             ,         ,            ,            ,
      What shall | I say | to thee | Lord Scroop,| thou cruel,
          ,         ,      2     ,  ,        ,
      Ingrate|ful, sa|vage, and in|human | creature?
        ,      2          ,         ,        ,         ,
      Thou that didst | bear the | key of | all my | counsels,
              ,          ,     ,       ,        ,
      That knewst | the ve|ry bot|tom of | my soul,
             ,          ,              ,         ,      ,
      That (al|most) mightst | have coined | me in|to gold,
         ,                  ,         ,        ,         ,
      Wouldst thou | have prac|tised on | me, for | thy use?
       ,           ,     ,          ,         ,
      May it | be pos|sible,| that for|eign hire
             ,         ,        ,      T    T    .  Tx
      Could out | of thee | extract | one spark of evil
             ,        ,        ,         ,          ,
      That might | annoy | my fin|ger? 'Tis | so strange,
              ,           ,                ,    ,         ,
      That though | the truth | of it / stands off | as gross
           ,           ,         ,            ,         x
      As black | and white,| my eye | will scarce|ly see it.
        ,            ,        x       ,      ,
      Treason,| and mur|der, ever | kept to|gether,
       .  T    T    Tx       ,         ,          ,
      As two yoke-devils | sworn to | either's | purpose,
       ,             ,       ,      ,   2     ,
      Working | so gross|ly in | a na|tural cause,
            ,    ,       ,          ,          ,
      That ad|mira|tion did | not whoop | at them.
            ,      2       ,        ,          ,            ,
      But thou, |(against^all | propor|tion, didst | bring in
       ,    2       ,         ,        ,        ,
      Wonder to | wait on | treason,| and on | murder:
            ,    ,      ,         ,         ,
      And what|soe|ver cun|ning fiend | it was
              ,        ,          ,       ,     2   ,
      That wrought | upon | thee so | prepos|terously,
            ,          ,          ,         ,      ,
      Hath got | the voice | in hell | for ex|cellence:
          ,       ,        ,         ,         ,        ->
      All^o|ther de|vils that | suggest | by trea||sons,
       ,     ,          ,        ,      ,
      Do | botch and | bungle | up dam|nation
            ,         ,        ,           ,       2      ,
      With pat|ches, co|lors, and | with forms | being fetched
             ,    2     ,       ,        ,   ,
      From glis|tering sem|blances | of pi|ety:
           ,         ,          ,      ,                ,
      But he | that tem|pered thee | bade thee | stand^up,
        ,      2      ,          ,             ,           ,
      Gave thee no | instance | why thou | shouldst do | treason,
          ,        ,      ,      2        ,         ,
      Unless | to dub | thee with the | name of | traitor.
                  ,   ,       ,            ,            ,
      If that / same de|mon that | hath gulled | thee thus,
         ,               ,      ,      T   .    T     T
      Should with | his li|on gait | walk the whole world,
           ,         ,        ,      ,        ,
      He might | return | to vas|ty Tar|tar back,
            ,         ,        ,        ,      ,
      And tell | the le|gions, I | can ne|ver win
          ,        ,           ,   ,        ,
      A soul | so ea|sy as / that Eng|lishman's.
       ,          ,               ,     ,       ,      ->
      Oh, how | hast thou | with jea|lousy | infec||ted
            ,       2    ,    2      ,     ,   ,
      The swee|tness of af|fiance? Show | men du/tiful?
           ,           ,      ,           ,           ,
      Why so | didst thou.| Seem they | grave and | learned?
           ,           ,      ,      2      ,       ,  2
      Why so | didst thou.| Come they of | noble | family?
           ,           ,      ,            ,       o
      Why so | didst thou.| Seem they | reli|gious?
           ,           ,        ,           ,          x
      Why so | didst thou.| Or are | they spare | in diet,
        ,           ,    ,          2       ,          ,
      Free from | gross pas/sion, or of | mirth, or | anger,
       ,               x      ,    ,                    ,
      Constant | in spirit,| not swer/ving with | the blood,
       ,                 ,         ,       ,       ,
      Garnished | and decked | in mo|dest com|plement,
           ,         ,         ,         ,         ,
      Not wor|king with | the eye,| without | the ear,
           ,          ,       ,          ,         ,
      And but | in purged | judgment | trusting | neither,
        ,             ,      ,        ,            ,
      Such and | so fine|ly bol|ted didst | thou seem:
            ,          ,           ,        ,         ,
      And thus | thy fall | hath left | a kind | of blot,
           ,           ,      T     T    .    T        ,
      To make | thee full-|fraught man, and best | indued
             ,       ,        ,          ,          ,
      With some | suspi|cion. I | will weep | for thee.
            ,        ,         ,          ,          ,
      For this | revolt | of thine,| methinks | is like
        ,        ,        ,             ,           x
      Ano|ther fall | of man.| Their faults | are open,
          ,      ,            ,       ,        ,
      Arrest | them to | the an|swer of | the law,
           ,        ,      ,               ,     ,
      And God | acquit | them of | their prac|tises.
 
EXETER
I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Richard Earl of Cambridge. I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Henry Lord Scroop of Masham. I arrest thee of high treason, by the name of Thomas Grey, knight, of Northumberland.
 
SCROOP
           ,     ,     ,    ,                ,       ->
      Our pur|poses,| God just/ly hath | disco||vered,
       ,     2    ,         ,       ,              ,
      And | I repent | my fault | more than | my death,
            ,       ,            ,        ,        ,
      Which I | beseech | your high|ness to | forgive,
           ,         ,     ,          ,         ,
      Although | my bo|dy pay | the price | of it.
 
CAMBRIDGE
           ,         ,          ,          ,        ,
      For me,| the gold | of France | did not | seduce,
           ,        ,       ,        ,      ,      o
      Although | I did | admit | it as | a mo|tive,
           ,       ,       ,         ,      ,      o
      The soo|ner to | effect | what I | inten|ded:  (hex with prev)
           ,          ,       ,       ,        oo
      But God | be thanked | for pre|vention,|
            ,       ,    2       ,    2    ,        ,
      Which I | in suf|ferance hear|tily will | rejoice,
         ,         ,         ,        ,       ,
      Besee|ching God,| and you,| to par|don me.
 
GREY
       ,            ,        ,         ,        ,
      Never | did faith|ful sub|ject more | rejoice
       ,    2    ,   2         ,     ,   2        ,
      At the di|scovery | of most | dangerous | treason
           ,       ,          ,         ,        ,
      Than I | do at | this hour | joy^ore | myself.
          ,        ,       ,       ,      ,
      Preven|ted from | a dam|ned en|terprise:
           ,          ,        ,      ,       ,    2     ->
      My fault,| but not | my bo|dy, par|don so||vereign.
 
KING HENRY V
       ,      ,     3  3       ,        ,          ,
      God | quit you in his | mercy.| Hear your | sentence.
       ,      2       ,        ,          ,       ,
      You have con|spired a|gainst our | royal | person,
         ,       2     ,  2          ,       ,      2       ,
      Joined with an | enemy*| proclaimed,| and from his | coffers
           ,          ,       ,        ,         ,
      Received | the gol|den ear|nest of | our death:
            ,    ,       2         ,           ,          ,
      Wherein | you would have | sold your | king to | slaughter,
            ,        ,          ,         ,      ,
      His prin|ces, and | his peers | to ser|vitude,
           ,    ,            ,         ,         ,
      His sub|jects to | oppres|sion, and | contempt,
         2      ,       ,        ,      ,    ,
      And his whole | kingdom | into | deso|lation:
        ,             ,         ,        ,       ,
      Touching | our per|son, seek | we no | revenge,
           ,         ,          ,    2      ,    ,
      But we | our king|dom's safe|ty must so | tender,
             ,     ,            ,           ,         ,
      Whose ru|in you | have sought,| that to | her laws
          ,      ,    2      ,          ,          ,
      We do | deli|ver you. Get | you there|fore hence,
         ,   ,            ,         ,          ,
      (Poor mi/sera|ble wret|ches) to | your death:
            ,           ,    ,            ,       ,
      The taste | whereof,| God of | his mer|cy give
           ,         ,       ,          ,       ,        2->
      You pa|tience to | endure,| and true | repen||tance
          ,           ,       ,         ,           ,
      Of all | your dear | offen|ses. Bear | them hence.
 
[Exeunt CAMBRIDGE, SCROOP and GREY, guarded]
            ,            ,          ,      ,           ,
      Now lords | for France:| the en|terprise | whereof
             ,       ,        ,     ,   ,
      Shall be | to you | as us,| like glo/rious.
           ,      ,           ,          ,     ,
      We doubt | not of | a fair | and luck|y war,
             ,        ,        ,           ,           ,
      Since^God | so gra|ciously | hath brought | to light
            ,    2      ,        ,        ,        ,
      This dan|gerous trea|son, lur|king in | our way,
          ,       ,       ,                ,    ,   ,
      To hin|der our | begin|nings. We / doubt not now,  ????
           ,      ,         ,        ,        ,
      But ev|ery rub | is smoo|thed on | our way.
             ,            ,      ,     ,    2    ,
      Then forth,| dear coun|trymen:| let us de|liver
       T    T   T      ,           ,        ,
      Our puissance | into | the hand | of God,
       ,              ,           ,    ,      o
      Putting | it straight | in ex|pedi|tion.
        ,           ,          ,         ,        ,
      Cheerly | to sea,| the signs | of war | advance,
           ,        ,         ,         ,          ,
      No king | of Eng|land, if | not king | of France.
 
[Exeunt]

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