King Richard the Second. King Henry the Fourth (Parts 1 and 2). King Henry the Fifth

King Richard the Second. King Henry the Fourth (Parts 1 and 2). King Henry the Fifth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...all this, say not that Percy's dead-I-see a strange confession in thine eye: -Thou shak'st thy head, and hold'st it fear, or Sllb To speak a truth. If he be slain, -say S0: The tongue offends not, that reports his death: And he doth sin, that doth belie the dead; Not he, which says the dead is not alive. Yet the first, bringer of unwelcome news Hath but a losing ofiice; and his tongue Sounds ever after as a sullen bell, Remember'd knolling a departing friend. L.Bard. I cannot think, my lord, your son is Mor. I am sorry, Ishould force you to believe That which I would to heaven I had not seen: But these mine eyes saw him in bloody state, -dead. Rend'ring faint quittance ', wearied and out-breath', To Harry Monmouth: whose swift wrath beat down The never-daunted Percy to the earth, _ From whence with life' he never more sprung up. In few, his death (whose spirit lent a fire Even to the dullest peasant in his camp, ) Being bruited ' once, took fire and heat away-From the best temper'd courage in his troops: For from his metal washis. party steel'd; Which once in him abated, all the rest Turn'd on themselves, like dull and heavy lead. And as the thing that's heavyin itself, Upon enforcement, flies with greatest speed; So did our men, heavy in Hotspur's loss, Lend to this weight such lightness with their fear, That arrows fled not swifter toward their aim, Than did our soldiers, aiming at their safety, Fly from the field: Then was that noble Worcester 0o oon ta'en prisoner: and that furious Scot, The bloody Douglas, whose 'well-labouring sword Had three times slain the appearance ' of the king, 'Gan vail 1 his stomach, and did grace the shame Oshow more

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