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Peace after Givil War.
Ofhaken as we are, fo wan with care,

Find we a time for frighted peace to panto
And breathe short-winded accents of new broile
To be commenc'd in stronds a far remote.
No more the thirsty entrance of this foil
(1) Shall damp her lips with her own childrens' blood :


(1) Shall damp.] 1. e. Wet, moisten: the old editions, and with them the Oxford, read dawb; there seems to be something VOL. III.



No more shall trenching war channel her fields,
Nor bruise her flowrets

with the armed hoofs
Of hoftile paces. Those opposed files,
Which like the meteors of a troubled heaven,
All of one nature, of one substance bred,
Did lately meet in the intestine shock
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 :
The edge of war like an ill-Aheathed knife,
No more thasi cut his master.

King Henry's Character of Percy, and of his Son

Prince Henry

Yea there thou mak'st me fad and mak'st me fin


lord Northumberland
Should be the father of fo blest a son:
A son who is the theme of honour's tongue,
Amongst a grove the very straiteft plant,
Who is sweet fortune's mirror and her pride:
Whilft I by looking on the praise of him,
See riot and dishonour stain the brow
Of my young Harry. .

Scene III. Prince Henry's Soliloquy.

I know you all, and will a while uphold
The unyok'd humour of your idleness :
Yet herein will I imitate the sun,
Who doth permit the base contagious clouds


greatly like Shakespear in that word, but I have kept damp, as it is generally approv'd. The word files, in the fourth line following, is in the old editions eyes, and thus altered by Mr. Warburton: others read a m. I don't know whether eyes might not be justified, but I think fiks preferable. See Upr. p. 343.

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