Henry IV, Part 1* by William Shakespeare § 5.3

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ACT V
SCENE III. Plain between the camps.
[KING HENRY enters with his power. Alarum to the battle. Then enter DOUGLAS and SIR WALTER BLUNT]
SIR WALTER BLUNT.
What is thy name, that in the battle thus
3585 Thou crossest me? what honour dost thou seek
Upon my head?
EARL OF DOUGLAS.
Know then, my name is Douglas;
And I do haunt thee in the battle thus
3590 Because some tell me that thou art a king.
SIR WALTER BLUNT.
They tell thee true.
EARL OF DOUGLAS.
The Lord of Stafford dear to-day hath bought
3595 Thy likeness, for instead of thee, King Harry,
This sword hath ended him: so shall it thee,
Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner.
SIR WALTER BLUNT.
I was not born a yielder, thou proud Scot;
3600 And thou shalt find a king that will revenge
Lord Stafford's death.
[They fight. DOUGLAS kills SIR WALTER BLUNT. Enter HOTSPUR]
HOTSPUR.
O Douglas, hadst thou fought at Holmedon thus,
3605 never had triumph'd upon a Scot.
EARL OF DOUGLAS.
All's done, all's won; here breathless lies the king.
HOTSPUR.
Where?
3610 EARL OF DOUGLAS.
Here.
HOTSPUR.
This, Douglas? no: I know this face full well:
A gallant knight he was, his name was Blunt;
3615 Semblably furnish'd like the king himself.
EARL OF DOUGLAS.
A fool go with thy soul, whither it goes!
A borrow'd title hast thou bought too dear:
Why didst thou tell me that thou wert a king?
3620 HOTSPUR.
The king hath many marching in his coats.
EARL OF DOUGLAS.
Now, by my sword, I will kill all his coats;
I'll murder all his wardrobe, piece by piece,
3625 Until I meet the king.
HOTSPUR.
Up, and away!
Our soldiers stand full fairly for the day.
[Exeunt]
3630 [Alarum. Enter FALSTAFF, solus]
FALSTAFF.
Though I could 'scape shot-free at London, I fear
the shot here; here's no scoring but upon the pate.
Soft! who are you? Sir Walter Blunt: there's honour
3635 for you! here's no vanity! I am as hot as moulten
lead, and as heavy too: God keep lead out of me! I
need no more weight than mine own bowels. I have
led my ragamuffins where they are peppered: there's
not three of my hundred and fifty left alive; and
3640 they are for the town's end, to beg during life.
But who comes here?
[Enter PRINCE HENRY]
PRINCE HENRY.
What, stand'st thou idle here? lend me thy sword:
3645 Many a nobleman lies stark and stiff
Under the hoofs of vaunting enemies,
Whose deaths are yet unrevenged: I prithee,
lend me thy sword.
FALSTAFF.
3650 O Hal, I prithee, give me leave to breathe awhile.
Turk Gregory never did such deeds in arms as I have
done this day. I have paid Percy, I have made him sure.
PRINCE HENRY.
He is, indeed; and living to kill thee. I prithee,
3655 lend me thy sword.
FALSTAFF.
Nay, before God, Hal, if Percy be alive, thou get'st
not my sword; but take my pistol, if thou wilt.
PRINCE HENRY.
3660 Give it to me: what, is it in the case?
FALSTAFF.
Ay, Hal; 'tis hot, 'tis hot; there's that will sack a city.
[PRINCE HENRY draws it out, and finds it to be a bottle of sack]
PRINCE HENRY.
3665 What, is it a time to jest and dally now?
[He throws the bottle at him. Exit]
FALSTAFF.
Well, if Percy be alive, I'll pierce him. If he do
come in my way, so: if he do not, if I come in his
3670 willingly, let him make a carbonado of me. I like
not such grinning honour as Sir Walter hath: give me
life: which if I can save, so; if not, honour comes
unlooked for, and there's an end.
[Exit FALSTAFF]

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