Henry 4.1

  • Henry IV, Part 1: Act 1, Scene 1

  • London. The palace.

  • (King Henry IV; Prince John of Lancaster; Earl of Westmorland; Sir Walter Blunt)

  • Enter the King Henry, Lord John of Lancaster, Earl of Westmorland, Sir Walter Blunt, with others.

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    King Henry IV

    So shaken as we are, so wan with care,

  • Find we a time for frighted peace to pant

  • And breathe short-winded accents of new broils

  • To be commenc'd in stronds afar remote.

  • No more the thirsty entrance of this soil

  • Shall daub her lips with her own children's blood,

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    King Henry IV

    No more shall trenching war channel her fields,

  • Nor bruise her flow'rets with the armed hoofs

  • Of hostile paces. Those opposed eyes,

  • Which, like the meteors of a troubled heaven,

  • All of one nature, of one substance bred,

  • Did lately meet in the intestine shock

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    King Henry IV

    And furious close of civil butchery,

  • Shall now, in mutual well-beseeming ranks,

  • March all one way and be no more oppos'd

  • Against acquaintance, kindred, and allies.