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William Shakespeare - King Henry IV, Part I

William Shakespeare - King Henry IV, Part I


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A history by William Shakespeare
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Published by: Jason Bentley on Jun 25, 2007
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You say true:
Why, what a candy deal of courtesy
This fawning greyhound then did proffer me!
Look,'when his infant fortune came to age,'
And 'gentle Harry Percy,' and 'kind cousin;'
O, the devil take such cozeners! God forgive me!
Good uncle, tell your tale; I have done.

EARL OF WORCESTERNay, if you have not, to it again;
We will stay your leisure.


I have done, i' faith.

EARL OF WORCESTERThen once more to your Scottish prisoners.
Deliver them up without their ransom straight,
And make the Douglas' son your only mean
For powers in Scotland; which, for divers reasons
Which I shall send you written, be assured,
Will easily be granted. You, my lord,

[To Northumberland]

Your son in Scotland being thus employ'd,
Shall secretly into the bosom creep
Of that same noble prelate, well beloved,
The archbishop.


Of York, is it not?

EARL OF WORCESTERTrue; who bears hard
His brother's death at Bristol, the Lord Scroop.
I speak not this in estimation,
As what I think might be, but what I know
Is ruminated, plotted and set down,
And only stays but to behold the face
Of that occasion that shall bring it on.


I smell it: upon my life, it will do well.


Before the game is afoot, thou still let'st slip.


Why, it cannot choose but be a noble plot;
And then the power of Scotland and of York,
To join with Mortimer, ha?

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