The First Part of Henry the Fourth

The First Part of Henry the Fourth

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...care. I'll give thrice so much land To any well-deserving friend; But in the way of bargain, mark ye me, IH cavil on the ninth part of a hair. 140 Are the indentures drawn? Shall we be gone? Glend. The moon shines fair; you may away by night. I'll haste the writer, and withal Break with your wives of your departure hence. I am afraid my daughter will run mad, 145 So much she doteth on her Mortimer. Exit. J/ort. Fie, cousin Percy! how you cross my father! Hot. I cannot choose. Sometime he angers me With telling me of the moldwarp and the ant, Of the dreamer Merlin and his prophecies, 150 And of a dragon and a finless fish, A clip-wing'd griffin and a moulten raven, A couching lion and a ramping cat, And such a deal of skimble-skamble stuff As puts me from my faith. I tell you what: 155 He held me last night at least nine hours In reckoning up the several devils' names That were his lackeys. I cried "hum," and "well, go to," But mark'd him not a word. O, he is as tedious As a tired horse, a railing wife; 160 Worse than a smoky house. I had rather live With cheese and garlic in a windmill, far, Than feed on cates and have him talk to me In any summer-house in Christendom. Mart. In faith, he is a worthy gentleman, 165 Exceedingly well read, and profited In strange concealments, valiant as a lion And wondrous affable, and as bountiful As mines of India. Shall I tell you, cousin? He holds your temper in a high respect 170 And curbs himself even of his natural scope When you come 'cross his humour. Faith, he does.-1 I warrant you, that man is not alive Might so have tempted him as you have done, Without the taste of danger and reproof. 175 But do not use it oft, let me entreat you. Wor. In faith, my lord, you are too wilful-blame;...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236579356
  • 9781236579355