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    Falstaff's Lament Over Prince Hal Become Henry V

    by Herman Melville
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    One that I cherished,
    Yea, loved as a son -
    Up early, up late with,
    My promising one:
    No use in good nurture,
    None, lads, none!

    Here on this settle
    He wore the true crown,
    King of good fellows,
    And Fat Jack was one -
    Now, Beadle of England
    In formal array -
    Best fellow alive
    On a throne flung away!

    Companions and cronies
    Keep fast and lament; -
    Come, drawer, more sack here
    To drown discontent;
    For now intuitions
    Shall wither to codes,
    Pragmatized morals
    Shall libel the gods.

    One I instructed,
    Yea, talked to -alone:
    Precept -example
    Clean away thrown!

    Sorrow makes thirsty:
    Sack, drawer, more sack! -
    One that I prayed for,
    I, Honest Jack!

    To bring down these grey hairs -
    To cut his old pal!
    But, I'll be magnanimous -
    Here's to thee Hal!
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