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Hie, good Sir Michell, beare this sealed Briefe Hie, good Sir Michael, bear this sealed brief1H4 IV.iv.1
With winged haste to the Lord Marshall, With winged haste to the Lord Marshal,1H4 IV.iv.2
This to my Cousin Scroope, and all the rest This to my cousin Scroop, and all the rest1H4 IV.iv.3
To whom they are directed. If you knew To whom they are directed. If you knew1H4 IV.iv.4
how much they doe import, / You would make haste. How much they do import you would make haste.1H4 IV.iv.5
Like enough you doe. Like enough you do.1H4 IV.iv.7.2
To morrow, good Sir Michell, is a day, Tomorrow, good Sir Michael, is a day1H4 IV.iv.8
Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men1H4 IV.iv.9
Must bide the touch. For Sir, at Shrewsbury, Must bide the touch. For, sir, at Shrewsbury,1H4 IV.iv.10
As I am truly giuen to vnderstand, As I am truly given to understand,1H4 IV.iv.11
The King, with mightie and quick-raysed Power, The King with mighty and quick-raised power1H4 IV.iv.12
Meetes with Lord Harry: and I feare, Sir Michell, Meets with Lord Harry, and, I fear, Sir Michael,1H4 IV.iv.13
What with the sicknesse of Northumberland, What with the sickness of Northumberland,1H4 IV.iv.14
Whose Power was in the first proportion; Whose power was in the first proportion,1H4 IV.iv.15
And what with Owen Glendowers absence thence, And what with Owen Glendower's absence thence,1H4 IV.iv.16
Who with them was rated firmely too, Who with them was a rated sinew too,1H4 IV.iv.17
And comes not in, ouer-rul'd by Prophecies, And comes not in, o'er-ruled by prophecies,1H4 IV.iv.18
I feare the Power of Percy is too weake, I fear the power of Percy is too weak1H4 IV.iv.19
To wage an instant tryall with the King. To wage an instant trial with the King.1H4 IV.iv.20
No, Mortimer is not there. No, Mortimer is not there.1H4 IV.iv.23
And so there is, but yet the King hath Drawne And so there is. But yet the King hath drawn1H4 IV.iv.27
The speciall head of all the Land together: The special head of all the land together.1H4 IV.iv.28
The Prince of Wales, Lord Iohn of Lancaster, The Prince of Wales, Lord John of Lancaster,1H4 IV.iv.29
The Noble Westmerland, and warlike Blunt; The noble Westmorland, and warlike Blunt,1H4 IV.iv.30
And many moe Corriuals, and deare men And many more corrivals and dear men1H4 IV.iv.31
Of estimation, and command in Armes. Of estimation and command in arms.1H4 IV.iv.32
I hope no lesse? Yet needfull 'tis to feare, I hope no less, yet needful 'tis to fear,1H4 IV.iv.34
And to preuent the worst, Sir Michell speed; And to prevent the worst, Sir Michael, speed.1H4 IV.iv.35
For if Lord Percy thriue not, ere the King For if Lord Percy thrive not, ere the King1H4 IV.iv.36
Dismisse his power, he meanes to visit vs: Dismiss his power he means to visit us,1H4 IV.iv.37
For he hath heard of our Confederacie, For he hath heard of our confederacy,1H4 IV.iv.38
And, 'tis but Wisedome to make strong against him: And 'tis but wisdom to make strong against him.1H4 IV.iv.39
Therefore make hast, I must go write againe Therefore make haste – I must go write again1H4 IV.iv.40
To other Friends: and so farewell, Sir Michell.To other friends. And so, farewell, Sir Michael.1H4 IV.iv.41