Excerpt: ... seruice to my Soueraigne, So did he turne, and ouer
Suffolkes necke He threw his wounded arme, and kist his lippes, And
so espous'd to death, with blood he seal'd A Testament of
Noble-ending-loue: The prettie and sweet manner of it forc'd Those
waters from me, which I would haue stop'd, But I had not so much of
man in mee, And all my mother came into mine eyes, And gaue me vp
to teares King. I blame you not, For hearing this, I must perforce
compound With mixtfull eyes, or they will issue to. Alarum But
hearke, what new alarum is this same? The French haue re-enforc'd
their scatter'd men: Then euery souldiour kill his Prisoners, Giue
the word through. Exit Actus Quartus. Enter Fluellen and Gower.
Flu. Kill the poyes and the luggage, 'Tis expressely against the
Law of Armes, tis as arrant a peece of knauery marke you now, as
can bee offert in your Conscience now, is it not? Gow. Tis
certaine, there's not a boy left aliue, and the Cowardly Rascalls
that ranne from the battaile ha' done this slaughter: besides they
haue burned and carried away all that was in the Kings Tent,
wherefore the King most worthily hath caus'd euery soldiour to cut
his prisoners throat. O 'tis a gallant King Flu. I, hee was porne
at Monmouth Captaine Gower: What call you the Townes name where
Alexander the pig was borne? Gow. Alexander the Great Flu. Why I
pray you, is not pig, great? The pig, or the great, or the mighty,
or the huge, or the magnanimous, are all one reckonings, saue the
phrase is a litle variations Gower. I thinke Alexander the Great
was borne in Macedon, his Father was called Phillip of Macedon, as
I take it Flu. I thinke it is in Macedon where Alexander is porne:
I tell you Captaine, if you looke in the Maps of the Orld, I
warrant you sall finde in the comparisons betweene Macedon &
Monmouth, that the situations looke you, is both alike. There is a
Riuer in Macedon, & there is also moreouer a Riuer at Monmouth,
it is call'd Wye at...
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