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My dutie to you both, on equall loue.My duty to you both, on equal love,H5 V.ii.23
Great Kings of France and England: that I haue labour'dGreat Kings of France and England! That I have labouredH5 V.ii.24
With all my wits, my paines, and strong endeuors,With all my wits, my pains, and strong endeavours,H5 V.ii.25
To bring your most Imperiall MaiestiesTo bring your most imperial majestiesH5 V.ii.26
Vnto this Barre, and Royall enterview;Unto this bar and royal interview,H5 V.ii.27
Your Mightinesse on both parts best can witnesse.Your mightiness on both parts best can witness.H5 V.ii.28
Since then my Office hath so farre preuayl'd,Since, then, my office hath so far prevailedH5 V.ii.29
That Face to Face, and Royall Eye to Eye,That face to face, and royal eye to eye,H5 V.ii.30
You haue congreeted: let it not disgrace me,You have congreeted, let it not disgrace meH5 V.ii.31
If I demand before this Royall view,If I demand, before this royal view,H5 V.ii.32
What Rub, or what Impediment there is,What rub or what impediment there isH5 V.ii.33
Why that the naked, poore, and mangled Peace,Why that the naked, poor and, mangled peace,H5 V.ii.34
Deare Nourse of Arts, Plentyes, and ioyfull Births,Dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joyful births,H5 V.ii.35
Should not in this best Garden of the World,Should not in this best garden of the worldH5 V.ii.36
Our fertile France, put vp her louely Visage?Our fertile France, put up her lovely visage?H5 V.ii.37
Alas, shee hath from France too long been chas'd,Alas, she hath from France too long been chased,H5 V.ii.38
And all her Husbandry doth lye on heapes,And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps,H5 V.ii.39
Corrupting in it owne fertilitie.Corrupting in it own fertility.H5 V.ii.40
Her Vine, the merry chearer of the heart,Her vine, the merry cheerer of the heart,H5 V.ii.41
Vnpruned, dyes: her Hedges euen pleach'd,Unpruned dies; her hedges even-pleached,H5 V.ii.42
Like Prisoners wildly ouer-growne with hayre,Like prisoners wildly overgrown with hair,H5 V.ii.43
Put forth disorder'd Twigs: her fallow Leas,Put forth disordered twigs; her fallow leasH5 V.ii.44
The Darnell, Hemlock, and ranke Femetary,The darnel, hemlock, and rank fumitoryH5 V.ii.45
Doth root vpon; while that the Culter rusts,Doth root upon, while that the coulter rustsH5 V.ii.46
That should deracinate such Sauagery:That should deracinate such savagery.H5 V.ii.47
The euen Meade, that erst brought sweetly forthThe even mead, that erst brought sweetly forthH5 V.ii.48
The freckled Cowslip, Burnet, and greene Clouer,The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover,H5 V.ii.49
Wanting the Sythe, withall vncorrected, ranke;Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank,H5 V.ii.50
Conceiues by idlenesse, and nothing teemes,Conceives by idleness, and nothing teemsH5 V.ii.51
But hatefull Docks, rough Thistles, Keksyes, Burres,But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs,H5 V.ii.52
Loosing both beautie and vtilitie;Losing both beauty and utility;H5 V.ii.53
And all our Vineyards, Fallowes, Meades, and Hedges,And as our vineyards, fallows, meads, and hedges,H5 V.ii.54
Defectiue in their natures, grow to wildnesse.Defective in their natures, grow to wildness,H5 V.ii.55
Euen so our Houses, and our selues, and Children,Even so our houses and ourselves and childrenH5 V.ii.56
Haue lost, or doe not learne, for want of time,Have lost, or do not learn for want of time,H5 V.ii.57
The Sciences that should become our Countrey;The sciences that should become our country,H5 V.ii.58
But grow like Sauages, as Souldiers will,But grow like savages – as soldiers willH5 V.ii.59
That nothing doe, but meditate on Blood,That nothing do but meditate on blood – H5 V.ii.60
To Swearing, and sterne Lookes, defus'd Attyre,To swearing and stern looks, diffused attire,H5 V.ii.61
And euery thing that seemes vnnaturall.And everything that seems unnatural.H5 V.ii.62
Which to reduce into our former fauour,Which to reduce into our former favourH5 V.ii.63
You are assembled: and my speech entreats,You are assembled; and my speech entreatsH5 V.ii.64
That I may know the Let, why gentle PeaceThat I may know the let why gentle peaceH5 V.ii.65
Should not expell these inconueniences,Should not expel these inconveniences,H5 V.ii.66
And blesse vs with her former qualities.And bless us with her former qualities.H5 V.ii.67
The King hath heard them: to the which, as yetThe King hath heard them, to the which as yetH5 V.ii.74
There is no Answer made.There is no answer made.H5 V.ii.75.1
God saue your Maiestie, my Royall Cousin,God save your majesty! My royal cousin,H5 V.ii.277
teach you our Princesse English?teach you our Princess English?H5 V.ii.278
Is shee not apt?Is she not apt?H5 V.ii.281
Pardon the franknesse of my mirth, if I answerPardon the frankness of my mirth, if I answerH5 V.ii.287
you for that. If you would coniure in her, you mustyou for that. If you would conjure in her, you mustH5 V.ii.288
make a Circle: if coniure vp Loue in her in his true likenesse, make a circle; if conjure up love in her in his true likeness,H5 V.ii.289
hee must appeare naked, and blinde. Can you blame he must appear naked and blind. Can you blameH5 V.ii.290
her then, being a Maid, yet ros'd ouer with the Virgin her, then, being a maid yet rosed over with the virginH5 V.ii.291
Crimson of Modestie, if shee deny the apparance of a crimson of modesty, if she deny the appearance of aH5 V.ii.292
naked blinde Boy in her naked seeing selfe? It were (my naked blind boy in her naked seeing self? It were, myH5 V.ii.293
Lord) a hard Condition for a Maid to consigne to.lord, a hard condition for a maid to consign to.H5 V.ii.294
They are then excus'd, my Lord, when they They are then excused, my lord, when theyH5 V.ii.297
see not what they doe.see not what they do.H5 V.ii.298
I will winke on her to consent, my Lord, if youI will wink on her to consent, my lord, if youH5 V.ii.301
will teach her to know my meaning: for Maides wellwill teach her to know my meaning: for maids, wellH5 V.ii.302
Summer'd, and warme kept, are like Flyes at Bartholomew-tyde, summered and warm kept, are like flies at Bartholomew-tide,H5 V.ii.303
blinde, though they haue their eyes, and then they blind, though they have their eyes, and then theyH5 V.ii.304
will endure handling, which before would not abidewill endure handling, which before would not abideH5 V.ii.305
looking on.looking on.H5 V.ii.306
As Loue is my Lord, before it loues.As love is, my lord, before it loves.H5 V.ii.310
Lords. LORDS
Amen.Amen!H5 V.ii.348
All. ALL
Amen.Amen!H5 V.ii.361
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