The greater therefore should our courage be.
Good morrow, brother Bedford. God Almighty!
There is some soul of goodness in things evil, 4
Would men observingly distil it out;
For our bad neighbour makes us early stirrers,
Which is both healthful, and good husbandry:
Besides, they are our outward consciences, 8
And preachers to us all; admonishing
That we should fairly for our end.
Thus may we gather honey from the weed,
And make a moral of the devil himself. 12
Good morrow, old Sir Thomas Erpingham:
A good soft pillow for that good white head
Were better than a churlish turf of France.
Erp. Not so, my liege: this lodging likes me better, 16
Since I may say, 'Now lie I like a king.'
K. Hen. 'Tis good for men to love their present pains
; so the spirit is eas'd:
And when the mind is quicken'd, , 20
The organs, though defunct and dead before,
Break up their drowsy grave, and newly move
With and fresh .
Lend me thy cloak, Sir Thomas. Brothers both,
Commend me to the princes in our camp; 25
Do my good morrow to them; and anon
them all to my pavilion.
Glo. We shall, my liege. 28
10 dress us: prepare ourselves
19 Upon example: by virtue of the example set by another
20 out of doubt: certainly
23 casted slough: cast-off skin (of a snake)
27 Desire: summon