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Hast. Besides, the king hath wasted all his rods
inftruments of chastiseinent:
York. 'Tis very true ;
Mowb. Be it fo.
Enter Westmorland. Weft. The prince is here at hand, pleaseth your
lordinip To meet his grace, just distance 'tween our armies ? Mowb. Your
of York in God's name then set forward. York. Before, and greet his grace.-My lord, we
S CE N E II.
Enter' on one side Mowbray, the Archbishop, Hastings, and
others: from the other side prince John of Lancafter,
Turning the word to sword, and life to death.
York. Good my lord of Lancaster,
the fanctities of heaven,] This expreflion Milton has copied,
“ Around him all the fanctities of heaven
“ Stood thick as stars.” Johnson. s You have taken up,] To take up is to levy, to raise in Johnson.
in common sense,] I believe Shakespeare wrote common fence, i. e, drove by felf-defence. WARBURTON. Common sense is the general sense of gencral danger.
Whereon this Hydra son of war is born:
Mowb. If not, we ready are to try our fortunes
Haft. And though we here fall down, We have supplies to second our attempt; If they miscarry, theirs shall second them: 7 And so fucceis of mischief shall be born, And heir from heir shall hold this quarrel up, While England shall have generation. Lan. You are too shallow, Hastings, much too
shallow, To found the bottom of the after-times.
West. Pleaseth your grace to answer them directly, How far-forth you do like their articles ?
Lan. I like them all, and do allow them well; And swear here, by the honour of my blood, My father's purposes have been mistook; And some about him have too lavishly Wrested his meaning and authority:-My lord, these griefs shall be with speed redress’d; Upon my life they shall. If this may plerse you, Discharge your powers unto their several counties, As we will ours: and here, between the armies, Let's drink together friendly, and embrace ; That all their eyes may bear those tokens home Of our restored love and amity.
York. I take your princely word for these redresses.
Lan. I give it you, and will maintain my word: And thereupon I drink unto your grace.
Haft. Go, captain, and deliver to the army
. And so success of mischief-] Success for succession.
This news of peace; let them have
part : I know it will well please them. Hie thee, captain.
[Exit Colevile. York. To you, my noble lord of Westmorland. Weft. I pledge your grace: and if you
knew what pains I have bestow'd to breed this present peace, You would drink freely : but my love to you Shall shew itself more openly hereafter.
York. I do not doubt you.
Mowb. You wish me health in very happy season, For I am, on the sudden, something ill.
York. Against ill chances men are ever merry; But heaviness fore-runs the good event.
Weft. 8 Therefore be merry, coz; since sudden for
Serves to say thus :- some good thing comes to-mor
York. Believe me, I am passing light in fpirit.
[Shouts. Lan. The word of peace is render'd; hark! how
York. A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
loser. Lan. Go, my lord, And let our army be discharged too. [Exit Weft. --And, good my lord, so please you, ' let our trains
& Therefore be merry, coz;-) That is, Therefore, notwithstanding this sudden impulse to heaviness, be merry, for such sudden dejections forebode good. JOHNSON.
let our trains, &c.] That is, Our army on each part, that we may both see those that were to have opposed us.
March by us ; that we may peruse the men
York. Go, good lord Hastings;
[Exit Hastings. Lan. I trust, lords, we shall lie to-night together.
Re-enter Westmorland. Now, cousin, wherefore stands our army still ? West. The leaders, having charge from you to
stand, Will not go off until they hear you speak.
Lan. They know their duties. ·
Re-enter Hastings. Haft. My lord, our army is dispers'd already: Like youthful steers unyoak’d, they took their course East, west, north, south; or, like a school broke up, Each hurries towards his home and sporting place. Weft. Good tidings, my lord Hastings ; for the
Mowb. Is this proceeding just and honourable ?
thus break your faith?
you did complain; which, by mine honour,