Prince Hal

Manolo says, nothing says, “I am in the lineage of Arthur, Henry, Edward, and George” as much as snorting vodka through your nose with your mates.

Unless, of the course, you recall Henry IV, Part One

So, when this loose behaviour I throw off
And pay the debt I never promised,
By how much better than my word I am,
By so much shall I falsify men’s hopes;
And like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glittering o’er my fault,
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.
I’ll so offend, to make offence a skill;
Redeeming time when men think least I will.

Although this supposes that young Harry Wales is not simply the randy-boozy, frat-boy jackass he appears to be.

7 Responses to “Prince Hal”

  1. Jane October 10, 2007 at 5:33 pm #

    I like this bit: “… for wisdom cries out in the streets, and no man regards it.” Meaning of course all those nannyish remarks about how snorting vodka can damage his brain. What need will he ever have of it?

  2. me October 10, 2007 at 6:51 pm #

    It’s funny, but I often wondered if young Prince Harry will turn out to be like Prince Hal. If so, there’s still hope for him, yet.

  3. raincoaster October 11, 2007 at 3:52 am #

    I like the kid, yet I fear he will end up marrying Paris Hilton. Please let him pick some barmaid out of Croyden instead.

  4. raincoaster October 11, 2007 at 3:53 am #

    Come to think of it, if he’s giving himself hickies with wineglasses NOW, he’s probably going to.

  5. Meg Q October 11, 2007 at 7:37 am #

    Okay, okay, but have you seen this?
    War Memorial featuring the Death of Prince Harry, the Martyr of Maysan Province

    Can’t these boys have *any* privacy?

  6. Sue F. October 11, 2007 at 6:43 pm #

    To get technical, there have been so many lines dying out and outsiders being brought in to rule England that I *think* you can only get the line of Edward (the relatively recent ones) and George (Hanoverian and later) but not Arthur or Henry…

  7. Phyllis October 11, 2007 at 8:07 pm #

    That’s GOTTA hurt….