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Our house (my Soueraigne Liege) little deseruesOur house, my sovereign liege, little deserves1H4 I.iii.10
The scourge of greatnesse to be vsed on it,The scourge of greatness to be used on it,1H4 I.iii.11
And that same greatnesse too, which our owne handsAnd that same greatness too which our own hands1H4 I.iii.12
Haue holpe to make so portly.Have helped to make so portly.1H4 I.iii.13.1
Who strooke this heate vp after I was gone?Who struck this heat up after I was gone?1H4 I.iii.137
I cannot blame him: was he not proclaim'dI cannot blame him. Was not he proclaimed,1H4 I.iii.143
By Richard that dead is, the next of blood?By Richard that dead is, the next of blood?1H4 I.iii.144
And for whose death, we in the worlds wide mouthAnd for whose death we in the world's wide mouth1H4 I.iii.151
Liue scandaliz'd, and fouly spoken of.Live scandalized and foully spoken of.1H4 I.iii.152
Peace Cousin, say no more.Peace, cousin, say no more.1H4 I.iii.185.2
And now I will vnclaspe a Secret booke,And now I will unclasp a secret book,1H4 I.iii.186
And to your quicke conceyuing Discontents,And to your quick-conceiving discontents1H4 I.iii.187
Ile reade you Matter, deepe and dangerous,I'll read you matter deep and dangerous,1H4 I.iii.188
As full of perill and aduenturous Spirit,As full of peril and adventurous spirit1H4 I.iii.189
As to o're-walke a Current, roaring loudAs to o'er-walk a current roaring loud1H4 I.iii.190
On the vnstedfast footing of a Speare.On the unsteadfast footing of a spear.1H4 I.iii.191
He apprehends a World of Figures here,He apprehends a world of figures here,1H4 I.iii.207
But not the forme of what he should attend:But not the form of what he should attend.1H4 I.iii.208
Good Cousin giue me audience for a-while, / And list to me.Good cousin, give me audience for a while.1H4 I.iii.209
Those same Noble ScottesThose same noble Scots1H4 I.iii.210.2
That are your Prisoners.That are your prisoners – 1H4 I.iii.211.1
You start away,You start away1H4 I.iii.214.2
And lend no eare vnto my purposes.And lend no ear unto my purposes.1H4 I.iii.215
Those Prisoners you shall keepe.Those prisoners you shall keep – 1H4 I.iii.216.1
Heare you Cousin: a word.Hear you, cousin, a word.1H4 I.iii.224
Farewell Kinsman: Ile talke to youFarewell, kinsman. I'll talk to you1H4 I.iii.231
When you are better temper'd to attend.When you are better tempered to attend.1H4 I.iii.232
Nay, if you haue not, too't againe,Nay, if you have not, to it again,1H4 I.iii.253
Wee'l stay your leysure.We will stay your leisure.1H4 I.iii.254.1
Then once more to your Scottish Prisoners.Then once more to your Scottish prisoners.1H4 I.iii.255
Deliuer them vp without their ransome straight,Deliver them up without their ransom straight,1H4 I.iii.256
And make the Dowglas sonne your onely meaneAnd make the Douglas' son your only mean1H4 I.iii.257
For powres in Scotland: which for diuers reasonsFor powers in Scotland, which, for divers reasons1H4 I.iii.258
Which I shall send you written, be assur'dWhich I shall send you written, be assured1H4 I.iii.259
Will easily be granted you, my Lord.Will easily be granted. (To Northumberland) You my lord,1H4 I.iii.260
Your Sonne in Scotland being thus imploy'd,Your son in Scotland being thus employed,1H4 I.iii.261
Shall secretly into the bosome creepeShall secretly into the bosom creep1H4 I.iii.262
Of that same noble Prelate, well belou'd,Of that same noble prelate well-beloved,1H4 I.iii.263
The Archbishop.The Archbishop.1H4 I.iii.264.1
True, who beares hardTrue, who bears hard1H4 I.iii.264.3
His Brothers death at Bristow, the Lord Scroope.His brother's death at Bristol, the Lord Scroop.1H4 I.iii.265
I speake not this in estimation,I speak not this in estimation,1H4 I.iii.266
As what I thinke might be, but what I knowAs what I think might be, but what I know1H4 I.iii.267
Is ruminated, plotted, and set downe,Is ruminated, plotted, and set down,1H4 I.iii.268
And onely stayes but to behold the faceAnd only stays but to behold the face1H4 I.iii.269
Of that occasion that shall bring it on.Of that occasion that shall bring it on.1H4 I.iii.270
And so they shall.And so they shall.1H4 I.iii.275.2
And 'tis no little reason bids vs speed,And 'tis no little reason bids us speed,1H4 I.iii.277
To saue our heads, by raising of a Head:To save our heads by raising of a head.1H4 I.iii.278
For, beare our selues as euen as we can,For, bear ourselves as even as we can,1H4 I.iii.279
The King will alwayes thinke him in our debt,The King will always think him in our debt,1H4 I.iii.280
And thinke, we thinke our selues vnsatisfied,And think we think ourselves unsatisfied,1H4 I.iii.281
Till he hath found a time to pay vs home.Till he hath found a time to pay us home.1H4 I.iii.282
And see already, how he doth beginneAnd see already how he doth begin1H4 I.iii.283
To make vs strangers to his lookes of loue.To make us strangers to his looks of love.1H4 I.iii.284
Cousin, farewell. No further go in this,Cousin, farewell. No further go in this1H4 I.iii.286
Then I by Letters shall direct your courseThan I by letters shall direct your course.1H4 I.iii.287
When time is ripe, which will be sodainly:When time is ripe, which will be suddenly,1H4 I.iii.288
Ile steale to Glendower, and loe, Mortimer,I'll steal to Glendower, and Lord Mortimer,1H4 I.iii.289
Where you, and Dowglas, and our powres at once,Where you, and Douglas, and our powers at once,1H4 I.iii.290
As I will fashion it, shall happily meete,As I will fashion it, shall happily meet,1H4 I.iii.291
To beare our fortunes in our owne strong armes,To bear our fortunes in our own strong arms,1H4 I.iii.292
Which now we hold at much vncertainty.Which now we hold at much uncertainty.1H4 I.iii.293
Yea, but a little Charge will trench him here, Yea, but a little charge will trench him here,1H4 III.i.108
And on this North side winne this Cape of Land, And on this north side win this cape of land,1H4 III.i.109
And then he runnes straight and euen. And then he runs straight and even.1H4 III.i.110
In faith, my Lord, you are too wilfull blame, In faith, my lord, you are too wilful-blame,1H4 III.i.171
And since your comming hither, haue done enough, And since your coming hither have done enough1H4 III.i.172
To put him quite besides his patience. To put him quite besides his patience.1H4 III.i.173
You must needes learne, Lord, to amend this fault: You must needs learn, lord, to amend this fault.1H4 III.i.174
Though sometimes it shew Greatnesse, Courage, Blood, Though sometimes it show greatness, courage, blood – 1H4 III.i.175
And that's the dearest grace it renders you; And that's the dearest grace it renders you – 1H4 III.i.176
Yet oftentimes it doth present harsh Rage, Yet oftentimes it doth present harsh rage,1H4 III.i.177
Defect of Manners, want of Gouernment, Defect of manners, want of government,1H4 III.i.178
Pride, Haughtinesse, Opinion, and Disdaine: Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain,1H4 III.i.179
The least of which, haunting a Nobleman, The least of which haunting a nobleman1H4 III.i.180
Loseth mens hearts, and leaues behinde a stayne Loseth men's hearts and leaves behind a stain1H4 III.i.181
Vpon the beautie of all parts besides, Upon the beauty of all parts besides,1H4 III.i.182
Beguiling them of commendation. Beguiling them of commendation.1H4 III.i.183
I prethee tell me, doth he keepe his Bed? I prithee tell me, doth he keep his bed?1H4 IV.i.21
I would the state of time had first beene whole, I would the state of time had first been whole1H4 IV.i.25
Ere he by sicknesse had beene visited: Ere he by sickness had been visited.1H4 IV.i.26
His health was neuer better worth then now. His health was never better worth than now.1H4 IV.i.27
Your Fathers sicknesse is a mayme to vs. Your father's sickness is a maim to us.1H4 IV.i.42
But yet I would your Father had beene here: But yet I would your father had been here.1H4 IV.i.60
The qualitie and Heire of our Attempt The quality and hair of our attempt1H4 IV.i.61
Brookes no diuision: It will be thought Brooks no division. It will be thought,1H4 IV.i.62
By some, that know not why he is away, By some that know not why he is away,1H4 IV.i.63
That wisedome, loyaltie, and meere dislike That wisdom, loyalty, and mere dislike1H4 IV.i.64
Of our proceedings, kept the Earle from hence. Of our proceedings kept the Earl from hence:1H4 IV.i.65
And thinke, how such an apprehension And think how such an apprehension1H4 IV.i.66
May turne the tyde of fearefull Faction, May turn the tide of fearful faction,1H4 IV.i.67
And breede a kinde of question in our cause: And breed a kind of question in our cause.1H4 IV.i.68
For well you know, wee of the offring side, For well you know we of the offering side1H4 IV.i.69
Must keepe aloofe from strict arbitrement, Must keep aloof from strict arbitrement,1H4 IV.i.70
And stop all sight-holes, euery loope, from whence And stop all sight-holes, every loop from whence1H4 IV.i.71
The eye of reason may prie in vpon vs: The eye of reason may pry in upon us.1H4 IV.i.72
This absence of your Father drawes a Curtaine, This absence of your father's draws a curtain1H4 IV.i.73
That shewes the ignorant a kinde of feare, That shows the ignorant a kind of fear1H4 IV.i.74
Before not dreamt of. Before not dreamt of.1H4 IV.i.75.1
I by my faith, that beares a frosty sound. Ay, by my faith, that bears a frosty sound.1H4 IV.i.128
It may not be. It may not be.1H4 IV.iii.1.2
Cousin be aduis'd, stirre not to night. Good cousin, be advised, stir not tonight.1H4 IV.iii.5
The number of the King exceedeth ours: The number of the King exceedeth ours.1H4 IV.iii.28
For Gods sake, Cousin, stay till all come in. For God's sake, cousin, stay till all come in.1H4 IV.iii.29
Heare me, my Liege: Hear me, my liege.1H4 V.i.22
For mine owne part, I could be well content For mine own part I could be well content1H4 V.i.23
To entertaine the Lagge-end of my life To entertain the lag end of my life1H4 V.i.24
With quiet houres: For I do protest, With quiet hours. For I protest1H4 V.i.25
I haue not sought the day of this dislike. I have not sought the day of this dislike.1H4 V.i.26
It pleas'd your Maiesty, to turne your lookes It pleased your majesty to turn your looks1H4 V.i.30
Of Fauour, from my Selfe, and all our House; Of favour from myself, and all our house,1H4 V.i.31
And yet I must remember you my Lord, And yet I must remember you, my lord,1H4 V.i.32
We were the first, and dearest of your Friends: We were the first and dearest of your friends.1H4 V.i.33
For you, my staffe of Office did I breake For you my staff of office did I break1H4 V.i.34
In Richards time, and poasted day and night In Richard's time, and posted day and night1H4 V.i.35
To meete you on the way, and kisse your hand, To meet you on the way, and kiss your hand,1H4 V.i.36
When yet you were in place, and in account When yet you were in place and in account1H4 V.i.37
Nothing so strong and fortunate, as I; Nothing so strong and fortunate as I.1H4 V.i.38
It was my Selfe, my Brother, and his Sonne, It was myself, my brother, and his son,1H4 V.i.39
That brought you home, and boldly did out-dare That brought you home, and boldly did outdare1H4 V.i.40
The danger of the time. You swore to vs, The dangers of the time. You swore to us,1H4 V.i.41
And you did sweare that Oath at Doncaster, And you did swear that oath at Doncaster,1H4 V.i.42
That you did nothing of purpose 'gainst the State, That you did nothing purpose 'gainst the state,1H4 V.i.43
Nor claime no further, then your new-falne right, Nor claim no further than your new-fallen right,1H4 V.i.44
The seate of Gaunt, Dukedome of Lancaster, The seat of Gaunt, dukedom of Lancaster.1H4 V.i.45
To this, we sware our aide: But in short space, To this we swore our aid. But in short space1H4 V.i.46
It rain'd downe Fortune showring on your head, It rained down fortune showering on your head,1H4 V.i.47
And such a floud of Greatnesse fell on you, And such a flood of greatness fell on you,1H4 V.i.48
What with our helpe, what with the absent King. What with our help, what with the absent King,1H4 V.i.49
What with the iniuries of wanton time, What with the injuries of a wanton time,1H4 V.i.50
The seeming sufferances that you had borne, The seeming sufferances that you had borne,1H4 V.i.51
And the contrarious Windes that held the King And the contrarious winds that held the King1H4 V.i.52
So long in the vnlucky Irish Warres, So long in his unlucky Irish wars1H4 V.i.53
That all in England did repute him dead: That all in England did repute him dead.1H4 V.i.54
And from this swarme of faire aduantages, And from this swarm of fair advantages1H4 V.i.55
You tooke occasion to be quickly woo'd, You took occasion to be quickly wooed1H4 V.i.56
To gripe the generall sway into your hand, To gripe the general sway into your hand,1H4 V.i.57
Forgot your Oath to vs at Doncaster, Forget your oath to us at Doncaster,1H4 V.i.58
And being fed by vs, you vs'd vs so, And being fed by us, you used us so1H4 V.i.59
As that vngentle gull the Cuckowes Bird, As that ungentle gull the cuckoo's bird1H4 V.i.60
Vseth the Sparrow, did oppresse our Nest Useth the sparrow – did oppress our nest,1H4 V.i.61
Grew by our Feeding, to so great a builke, Grew by our feeding to so great a bulk1H4 V.i.62
That euen our Loue durst not come neere your sight That even our love durst not come near your sight1H4 V.i.63
For feare of swallowing: But with nimble wing For fear of swallowing. But with nimble wing1H4 V.i.64
We were infor'd for safety sake, to flye We were enforced for safety sake to fly1H4 V.i.65
Out of your sight, and raise this present Head, Out of your sight, and raise this present head,1H4 V.i.66
Whereby we stand opposed by such meanes Whereby we stand opposed by such means1H4 V.i.67
As you your selfe, haue forg'd against your selfe, As you yourself have forged against yourself,1H4 V.i.68
By vnkinde vsage, dangerous countenance, By unkind usage, dangerous countenance,1H4 V.i.69
And violation of all faith and troth And violation of all faith and troth1H4 V.i.70
Sworne to vs in yonger enterprize. Sworn to us in your younger enterprise.1H4 V.i.71
O no, my Nephew must not know, Sir Richard, O no, my nephew must not know, Sir Richard,1H4 V.ii.1
The liberall kinde offer of the King. The liberal and kind offer of the King.1H4 V.ii.2
Then we are all vndone. Then are we all undone.1H4 V.ii.3.2
It is not possible, it cannot be, It is not possible, it cannot be,1H4 V.ii.4
The King would keepe his word in louing vs, The King should keep his word in loving us.1H4 V.ii.5
He will suspect vs still, and finde a time He will suspect us still, and find a time1H4 V.ii.6
To punish this offence in others faults: To punish this offence in other faults.1H4 V.ii.7
Supposition, all our liues, shall be stucke full of eyes; Supposition all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes,1H4 V.ii.8
For Treason is but trusted like the Foxe, For treason is but trusted like the fox,1H4 V.ii.9
Who ne're so tame, so cherisht, and lock'd vp, Who, never so tame, so cherished and locked up,1H4 V.ii.10
Will haue a wilde tricke of his Ancestors: Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.1H4 V.ii.11
Looke how he can, or sad or merrily, Look how we can or sad or merrily,1H4 V.ii.12
Interpretation will misquote our lookes, Interpretation will misquote our looks,1H4 V.ii.13
And we shall feede like Oxen at a stall, And we shall feed like oxen at a stall,1H4 V.ii.14
The better cherisht, still the nearer death. The better cherished still the nearer death.1H4 V.ii.15
My Nephewes Trespasse may be well forgot, My nephew's trespass may be well forgot,1H4 V.ii.16
It hath the excuse of youth, and heate of blood, It hath the excuse of youth and heat of blood,1H4 V.ii.17
And an adopted name of Priuiledge, And an adopted name of privilege – 1H4 V.ii.18
A haire-brain'd Hotspurre, gouern'd by a Spleene: A hare-brained Hotspur, governed by a spleen.1H4 V.ii.19
All his offences liue vpon my head, All his offences live upon my head1H4 V.ii.20
And on his Fathers. We did traine him on, And on his father's. We did train him on,1H4 V.ii.21
And his corruption being tane from vs, And, his corruption being taken from us,1H4 V.ii.22
We as the Spring of all, shall pay for all: We as the spring of all shall pay for all.1H4 V.ii.23
Therefore good Cousin, let not Harry know Therefore, good cousin, let not Harry know1H4 V.ii.24
In any case, the offer of the King. In any case the offer of the King.1H4 V.ii.25
The King will bid you battell presently. The King will bid you battle presently.1H4 V.ii.30
There is no seeming mercy in the King. There is no seeming mercy in the King.1H4 V.ii.34
I told him gently of our greeuances, I told him gently of our grievances,1H4 V.ii.36
Of his Oath-breaking: which he mended thus, Of his oath-breaking – which he mended thus,1H4 V.ii.37
By now forswearing that he is forsworne, By now forswearing that he is forsworn.1H4 V.ii.38
He cals vs Rebels, Traitors, and will scourge He calls us rebels, traitors, and will scourge1H4 V.ii.39
With haughty armes, this hatefull name in vs. With haughty arms this hateful name in us.1H4 V.ii.40
The Prince of Wales stept forth before the king, The Prince of Wales stepped forth before the King,1H4 V.ii.45
And Nephew, challeng'd you to single fight. And, nephew, challenged you to single fight.1H4 V.ii.46
What I haue done, my safety vrg'd me to, What I have done my safety urged me to,1H4 V.v.11
And I embrace this fortune patiently, And I embrace this fortune patiently,1H4 V.v.12
Since not to be auoyded, it fals on mee. Since not to be avoided it falls on me.1H4 V.v.13