The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare; With a Life Volume 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...the foolish Mortimer; Who, on my soul, hath wilfully bet rayd The lives of those that he did lead to fight Aetainst the great magician, danm'd Glendower; Whose daughter, as we hear, the earl of March Hath lately married. Shall pur coffers theu Be emptied, to redeem a traitor home? Shall we buy treason '. and indent with fears When they have lost and forfeited themselves? No, on the barren mountains let him starve; For I shall never hold that man my friend, Whose tongue shall ask me for one penny cost To ransom home revolted Mortimer. //"' Revolted Mortimer! He never did fall off, my sovereign liege, Bnt by the chance of war;--To prove that true. Needs no more but one tongne for all ilm, -wounds. Those mouthed wounds, which valiantly he took, When on the gntk Severn's sedgy bank In single opposition, band to hanu, He did confound the best part of an hour In changing hardiment with great Glendower: Three times they breath'd, and three times did they drink, Upon agreement, of swift Severn's Hood; Who then, affrighted with their bloody looks, Ran tearfully among the trembling reeds, And hid his crisp head in the hollow bank, Blood-stained with these valiant combatants. Never did bare and rotten policy Colour her working with such deadly wounds; Nor never could the noble Mortimer Receive so many, and all willingly: Then let him not be slander'd with revolt. I . Hen. Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him; He never did encounter with Glendower; I tell thee, He durst as well have met the devil alone, As Owen Glendower for an enemy. Art thou not ashamed'! But, sirrah, henceforth Let me not hear you speak of Mortimer: Send me your prisoners with the speediest means, Or you shall hear in such a kind from me As will displease you.--My Lord...
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