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We have heard the chimes at midnight.

King Henry IV. Part II. Act üü. Sc. 2. A man can die but once.

Ibid. Like a man made after supper of a cheese-paring: when a' was naked, he was, for all the world, like a forked radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it with a knife.

Ibid. We are ready to try our fortunes To the last man.

Act it. Sc. 2. I may justly say, with the hook-nosed fellow of Rome, “I came, saw, and overcame."

Sc. 3. He hath a tear for pity, and a hand Open as day for melting charity.

Sc. 4. Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.

Sc 5.1 Commit The oldest sins the newest kind of ways.

Ibid. 1 A joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws, tell William cook.

Act v. Sc. 1. His cares are now all ended.

Sc, 2. Falstaff. What wind blew you hither, Pistol ? Pistol. Not the ill wind which blows no man to good.?

Sc. 3. A foutre for the world and worldlings base ! I speak of Africa and golden joys.

Ibid. Under which king, Bezonian ? speak, or die ! Ibid. O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention !

King Henry V. Prologue Consideration, like an angel, came And whipped the offending Adam out of him. Act i. Sc. 1.

1 Act iv. Sc. 4 in Dyce, Singer, Staunton, and White. 2 See Heywood, page 20.

II blows the wind that profits nobody. – Henry VI. part iii. act iä. 8C. 6.

Turn him to any cause of policy,
The Gordian knot of it he will unloose,
Familiar as his garter: that when he speaks,
The air, a chartered libertine, is still.

King Henry V. Act i. Sc. 1. Base is the slave that pays.

Act ii. Sc. 1. Even at the turning o' the tide.

Sc. 3. His nose was as sharp as a pen, and a babbled of green fields.

Ibid. As cold as any stone.

Ibid. Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin As self-neglecting

Sc. 4. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In

peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. Act iii. Sc. 1. And sheathed their swords for lack of argument. Ibid. I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start.

Ibid. I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.

Sc. 2.


Sc. 6.

Men of few words are the best men.
I thought upon one pair of English legs
Did march three Frenchmen.

You may as well say, that's a valiant flea that dare
eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
The hum of either army stilly sounds,
That the fixed sentinels almost receive
The secret whispers of each other's watch ·

Sc. 7.1

1 Act iii. Sc. 6 in Dyce.

Fire answers fire, and through their paly flames
Each battle sees the other's umbered face;
Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs
Piercing the night's dull ear, and from the tents
The armourers, accomplishing the knights,
With busy hammers closing rivets up,
Give dreadful note of preparation.

King Henry V. Act iv. Prologue
There is some soul of goodness in things evil,
Would men observingly distil it out.

Sc. 1. Every subject's duty is the king's; but every subject's soul is his own.

Ibid. That's a perilous shot out of an elder-gun.

Ibid. Who with a body filled and vacant mind Gets him to rest, crammed with distressful bread. Ibid. Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep. Ibid. But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.

Sc. 3 This day is called the feast of Crispian : He that outlives this day and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian.

Ibid. Then shall our names, Familiar in his mouth · as household words, Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester, Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered.

Ibid. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

Ibid. There is a river in Macedon; and there is also moreover a river at Monmouth; and there is salmons in both.

Sc. 7.

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1 With clink of hammers closing rivets up. — CIBBER : Richard III. Altered, act v. sc. 3.

2 “In their mouths" in Dyce, Singer, Staunton, and White.

An arrant traitor as any is in the universal world, or in France, or in England ! King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 8. There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in

Act v. Sc. 1. By this leek, I will most horribly revenge: I eat and


all things.

eat, I swear.

All hell shall stir for this.


If he be not fellow with the best king, thou shalt find the best king of good fellows.

Sc. 2. Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!

King Henry VI. Part I. Act i. Sc. 1.

Halcyon days.

Sc. 2.

Act iii. Sc. 2.

Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch;
Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth;
Between two blades, which bears the better temper;
Between two horses, which doth bear him best;
Between two girls, which hath the merriest eye,
I have perhaps some shallow spirit of judgment;
But in these nice sharp quillets of the law,
Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw.

Act ii. Sc. 4,
Delays have dangerous ends.
She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed;
She is a woman, therefore to be won.

Part II. Act i. Sc. 1.
Could I come near your beauty with my nails,
I'd set my ten commandments in


Sc. 3. Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.8

Act iii. Sc. 1. are dangerous in war. — DRYDEN: Tyrannic Love, act i. sc. 1. 2 Have a care oth main chance. - BUTLER: Hudibras, part ii. canto in

Be careful still of the main chance. — DRYDEN: Persius, satire vi.
• See Raleigh, page 25; Lyly, page 33.

Act v. Sc. 3.

Main chance.

1 All delays

What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted !
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just,
And he but naked, though locked up in steel,
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted."

King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc.2. He dies, and makes no sign.

Sc. 3.



and draw the curtain close; And let us all to meditation.


Act iv. Sc. 1.

The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day
Is crept into the bosom of the sea.

There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer.

Sc. 2. Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment ? that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man?

Sir, he made a chimney in my father's house, and the bricks are alive at this day to testify it.

Ibid. Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar-school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.


Sc. 7.

How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown,
Within whose circuit is Elysium
And all that poets feign of bliss and joy!

Part III. Act i. Sc. 2.

And many strokes, though with a little axe,
Hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak.

Act ii. Sc. 1.

1 See Marlowe, page 40.

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