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Into the hand of justice. —You committed me;
hand Th’unstain'd sword that you have us'd to bear; With this remembrance, that
the With a like bold, just, and impartial spirit, As you have done 'gainst me. There is my hand, You shall be as a father to my youth: My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine ears And I will stoop and humble my intents To your well-practis'd wise directions. And, princes all, believe me, I beseech you; My father is gone wild into his grave; For in his tomb lie my affections; And with his spirit sadly I survive, To mock the expectations of the world; To frustrate prophecies, and to raze out Rotten opinion, which hath writ me down After my seeming. Though my tide of blood Hath proudly flow'd in vanity till now; Now doth it turn and ebb to the sea , Where it shall mingle witli the state of floods, And flow henceforth in formal majesty. Now call we our high court of parliament: And let us chuse such limbs of noble council, That the great body of our estate may go In equal rank with the best-govern’d nation; That war or peace , or both at once, may be As things acquainted and familiar to us, In which you , father , shall have fore-most hand. Our coronation done, we will accite (As I before remember?d) all our state, And (Heav'n consigning to my good intents) No prince, nor peer, shall have just cause to say, Heav'n shorten Harry's happy life one day.
CHA P. X I I. Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop
of Ely. Cant. My lord, I'll tell you ; that self billis urg'd Which in the eleventh year o'th' last king's reign, Was like, and had indeed against us pass’d, But that the scrambling and unquiet time Did push it out of further question. Ely. But how, my lord, shall we resist it now?
Cánt. It must be thought on. If it pass against
Ely. This would drink deep.
and all. Ely. But what prevention ? Cant. The king is full of grace and fair regard. Ely. And a true lover of the holy church. Cant. The courses of his youth promis'd it not; The breath no sooner left his father's body, But that his wildness mortify'd in him, Seem'd to die too; yea, at that very moment, Consideration, like an angel, came, And whipp'd th' offending Adam out of him, Leaving his body as a paradise , T'invelope and contain celestial spirits. Never was such a sudden scholar made : Never came reformation in a flood
With such a heady current, scouring faults:
Ely. We're blessed in the change.
Cant. Hear him but reason in divinity,
Cant. It must be so: for miracles are ceas'd;
C Η Α Ρ. ΧΙΙ Ι.
Hamlet and Horatio. Ho.Hu, to your lordship!
Ham. I am glad to see you well;
Hor. The same, my Lord, and your poor servant
Hor. A truant disposition, good my lord.
Ham. I would not bear your enemy say so;
Hor. Indeed, my lord, it follow'd hard upon't.
Ham. He was a man, take bien for all in all,
Hor. My lord, I think I saw him yesternight,
With an attentive ear; till I deliver ,
Ham. For Heaven's love , let me hear.
Hor. Two nights together had these gentlemen, Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch, In the dead waste, and middle of the night, Been thus encounter'd: A figure, like your father, Arm'd at all points exactly , cap-à-pe , Appears before them, and with solemn march Goes slow and stately by them! thrice lie walk'd By their oppress'd and fear-surprised eyes Within his truncheon's length; whilst they (dis
Ham. But where was this?
Hor. My lord, I did :
its head, and did address
Ham. Indeed, indeed, Sir, but this troubles me. Hold you the watch to night?
Hor. We do, my lord.