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Fal. I come, master Shallow; I come, master Shallow.
Westminster. A room in the palace.
War. How now, my lord chief justice? whither
away? Ch. Jus. How doth the king ? War. Exceeding well; his cares are now all
ended. Ch. Jus. I hope, not dead. War.
He's walk'd the way of nature; And, to our purposes, he lives no more.
Ch. Jus. I would, his majesty had call’d me with
The service that I truly did his life,
Enter PRINCE JOHN, PRINCE HUMPHREY, CLARENCE,
WESTMORELAND, and others. War. Here come the heavy issue of dead Harry. O, that the living Harry had the temper
Of him, the worst of these three gentlemen!
Ch. Jus. Alas! I fear, all will be overturn'd.
made us heavy! Ch. Jus. Peace be with us, lest we be heavier! P. Hum. O, good my lord, you have lost a friend,
indeed; And I dare swear, you borrow not that face Of seeming sorrow; it is, sure, your own. P. John. Though no man be assured what grace
to find, You stand in coldest expectation : I am the sorrier; would 'twere otherwise ! Cla. Well, you must now speak sir John Falstaff
fair, Which swims against your stream of quality. Ch. Jus. Sweet princes, what I did I did in
And tell him who hath sent me after him.
War. Here comes the prince.
Enter KING HENRY V.
Ch. Jus. Good morrow; and Heaven save your
sadness with some fear.
i Amurath the third died in 1596. His son, who succeeded him, caused all his brothers to be strangled.
King. You all look strangely on me; and you most:
[to the Ch. Jus. You are, I think, assured I love you not.
Ch. Jus. I am assured, if I be measured rightly, Your majesty hath no just cause to hate me.
King. No? How might a prince of my great hopes forget So great indignities you laid upon me? What? rate, rebuke, and roughly send to prison The immediate heir of England ? Was this easy ? 1 May this be wash'd in Lethe, and forgotten? Ch. Jus. I then did use the
your father : The image of his power lay then in me; And, in the administration of his law, Whiles I was busy for the commonwealth, Your highness pleased to forget my place, The majesty and power of law and justice, The image of the king whom I presented, And struck me in my very seat of judgment; Whereon, as an offender to your father, I gave bold way to my authority, And did commit you. If the deed were ill, Be you contented, wearing now the garland, To have a son set your decrees at naught; To pluck down justice from your awful bench; To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword That guards the peace and safety of your person; Nay, more, to spurn at your most royal image,
" A slight offence.
And mock your workings in a second body.
increase, Till you
do live to see a son of mine Offend you, and obey you as I did. So shall I live to speak my father's words ;• Happy am I, that have a man so bold, That dares do justice on my proper son ; And not less happy, having such a son, That would deliver up his greatness so Into the hands of justice.' You did commit me; For which, I do commit into your hand The unstain'd sword that you have used to bear; With this remembrance ;—that you use the same
| To treat with contempt the acts of your representative. ? In your regal character and office.