1 So that from point to point now have you heard 2 The fundamental reasons of this war, 3 Whose great decision hath much blood let forth 4 And more thirsts after.
5 Holy seems the quarrel 6 Upon your grace's part; black and fearful 7 On the opposer.
8 Therefore we marvel much our cousin France 9 Would in so just a business shut his bosom 10 Against our borrowing prayers.
11 Good my lord, 12 The reasons of our state I cannot yield, 13 But like a common and an outward man, 14 That the great figure of a council frames 15 By self-unable motion: therefore dare not 16 Say what I think of it, since I have found 17 Myself in my incertain grounds to fail 18 As often as I guess'd.
19 Be it his pleasure.
20 But I am sure the younger of our nature, 21 That surfeit on their ease, will day by day 22 Come here for physic.
23 Welcome shall they be; 24 And all the honours that can fly from us 25 Shall on them settle. You know your places well; 26 When better fall, for your avails they fell: 27 To-morrow to the field.