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The First Part of Henry the Fourth. Edited by Frederic W. Moorman

By Shakespeare, William

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Title: The First Part of Henry the Fourth. Edited by Frederic W. Moorman  
Author: Shakespeare, William
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Literature & drama
Collections: Classic Literature Collection, DjVu Editions Classic Literature
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Excerpt: The First Part of Henry the Fourth with the Life and Death of Henry Sirnamed Hot-Spurred; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter the King, Lord John of Lancaster, Earle of Westmerland, with others. King. So shaken as we are, so wan with care, Finde we a time for frighted Peace to pant, And breath shortwinded accents of new broils To be commenc?d in Stronds afarre remote: No more the thirsty entrance of this Soile, Shall daube her lippes with her owne childrens blood: No more shall trenching Warre channell her fields, Nor bruise her Flowrets with the Armed hoofes Of hostile paces. Those opposed eyes, Which like the Meteors of a troubled Heaven, All of one Nature, of one Substance bred, Did lately meete in the intestine shocke, And furious cloze of civill Butchery, Shall now in mutuall well- beseeming rankes March all one way, and be no more oppos?d Against Acquaintance, Kindred, and Allies. The edge of Warre, like an ill- sheathed knife, No more shall cut his Master. Therefore Friends, As farre as to the Sepulcher of Christ, Whose Souldier now under whose blessed Crosse We are impressed and ingag?d to fight, Forthwith a power of English shall we levie, Whose armes were moulded in their Mothers wombe, To chace these Pagans in those holy Fields, Over whose Acres walk?d those blessed feete Which fourteene hundred yeares ago were nail?d For our advantage on the bitter Crosse. But this our purpose is a twelvemonth old, And bootlesse ?tis to tell you we will go: Therefore we meete not now. Then let me heare Of you my gentle Cousin Westmerland, What yesternight our Councell did decree, In forwarding this deere expedience. West. My Liege: This haste was hot in question, And many limits of the Charge set downe ...

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Table of Contents: The First Part of Henry the Fourth, 1 -- Actus Primus. Scoena Prima., 1 -- Scaena Secunda., 3 -- Scoena Tertia., 8 -- Actus Secundus. Scena Prima., 15 -- Scaena Secunda., 17 -- Scoena Tertia., 20 -- Scena Quarta., 22 -- Actus Tertius. Scena Prima., 34 -- Scaena Secunda., 41 -- Scena Tertia., 45 -- Actus Quartus. Scoena Prima., 50 -- Scaena Secunda., 53 -- Scoena Tertia., 55 -- Scena Quarta., 58 -- Actus Quintus. Scena Prima., 59 -- Scena Secunda., 62 -- Scena Tertia., 66 -- Scaena Quarta., 70


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