Speeches (Lines) for Prince Thomas in "History of Henry IV, Part II"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 4
  • What would my lord and father?
  • What would my lord and father?
  • Prince Humphrey. No, my good lord, he is in presence here.

    Prince Thomas. What would my lord and father?

2 IV / 4
  • I shall observe him with all care and love.
  • I shall observe him with all care and love.
  • Henry IV. Nothing but well to thee, Thomas of Clarence.
    How chance thou art not with the Prince thy brother?
    He loves thee, and thou dost neglect him, Thomas.
    Thou hast a better place in his affection
    Than all thy brothers; cherish it, my boy,
    And noble offices thou mayst effect
    Of mediation, after I am dead,
    Between his greatness and thy other brethren.
    Therefore omit him not; blunt not his love,
    Nor lose the good advantage of his grace
    By seeming cold or careless of his will;
    For he is gracious if he be observ'd.
    He hath a tear for pity and a hand
    Open as day for melting charity;
    Yet notwithstanding, being incens'd, he is flint;
    As humorous as winter, and as sudden
    As flaws congealed in the spring of day.
    His temper, therefore, must be well observ'd.
    Chide him for faults, and do it reverently,
    When you perceive his blood inclin'd to mirth;
    But, being moody, give him line and scope
    Till that his passions, like a whale on ground,
    Confound themselves with working. Learn this, Thomas,
    And thou shalt prove a shelter to thy friends,
    A hoop of gold to bind thy brothers in,
    That the united vessel of their blood,
    Mingled with venom of suggestion--
    As, force perforce, the age will pour it in--
    Shall never leak, though it do work as strong
    As aconitum or rash gunpowder.

    Prince Thomas. I shall observe him with all care and love.

3 IV / 4
  • He is not there to-day; he dines in London.
  • He is not there to-day; he dines in London.
  • Henry IV. Why art thou not at Windsor with him, Thomas?

    Prince Thomas. He is not there to-day; he dines in London.

4 IV / 4
  • With Poins, and other his continual followers.
  • With Poins, and other his continual followers.
  • Henry IV. And how accompanied? Canst thou tell that?

    Prince Thomas. With Poins, and other his continual followers.

5 IV / 4
  • O my royal father!
  • O my royal father!
  • Prince Humphrey. Comfort, your Majesty!

    Prince Thomas. O my royal father!

6 IV / 4
  • No, no; he cannot long hold out these pangs.
    Th' incessant care and labour o...
  • No, no; he cannot long hold out these pangs.
    Th' incessant care and labour of his mind
    Hath wrought the mure that should confine it in
    So thin that life looks through, and will break out.
  • Earl of Warwick. Be patient, Princes; you do know these fits
    Are with his Highness very ordinary.
    Stand from him, give him air; he'll straight be well.

    Prince Thomas. No, no; he cannot long hold out these pangs.
    Th' incessant care and labour of his mind
    Hath wrought the mure that should confine it in
    So thin that life looks through, and will break out.

7 IV / 4
  • The river hath thrice flow'd, no ebb between;
    And the old folk, Time's dotin...
  • The river hath thrice flow'd, no ebb between;
    And the old folk, Time's doting chronicles,
    Say it did so a little time before
    That our great grandsire, Edward, sick'd and died.
  • Prince Humphrey. The people fear me; for they do observe
    Unfather'd heirs and loathly births of nature.
    The seasons change their manners, as the year
    Had found some months asleep, and leapt them over.

    Prince Thomas. The river hath thrice flow'd, no ebb between;
    And the old folk, Time's doting chronicles,
    Say it did so a little time before
    That our great grandsire, Edward, sick'd and died.

8 IV / 5
  • His eye is hollow, and he changes much.
  • His eye is hollow, and he changes much.
  • Henry IV. Set me the crown upon my pillow here.

    Prince Thomas. His eye is hollow, and he changes much.

9 IV / 5
  • I am here, brother, full of heaviness.
  • I am here, brother, full of heaviness.
  • Henry V. Who saw the Duke of Clarence?

    Prince Thomas. I am here, brother, full of heaviness.

10 IV / 5
  • Let us withdraw into the other room.
  • Let us withdraw into the other room.
  • Earl of Warwick. Not so much noise, my lords. Sweet Prince, speak low;
    The King your father is dispos'd to sleep.

    Prince Thomas. Let us withdraw into the other room.

11 IV / 5
  • Doth the King call?
  • Doth the King call?
  • Henry IV. Warwick! Gloucester! Clarence!

    Prince Thomas. Doth the King call?

12 IV / 5
  • We left the Prince my brother here, my liege,
    Who undertook to sit and watch...
  • We left the Prince my brother here, my liege,
    Who undertook to sit and watch by you.
  • Henry IV. Why did you leave me here alone, my lords?

    Prince Thomas. We left the Prince my brother here, my liege,
    Who undertook to sit and watch by you.

13 V / 2
  • Well, you must now speak Sir John Falstaff fair;
    Which swims against your st...
  • Well, you must now speak Sir John Falstaff fair;
    Which swims against your stream of quality.
  • Prince John. Though no man be assur'd what grace to find,
    You stand in coldest expectation.
    I am the sorrier; would 'twere otherwise.

    Prince Thomas. Well, you must now speak Sir John Falstaff fair;
    Which swims against your stream of quality.

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