Explain King Henry's disappointment in his son and heir-apparent Prince Hal.

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It's worthwhile to also consider how the king cannot help but compare Hal to himself. While upbraiding Hal for his unseemly behavior, he tells of how he himself managed to win the hearts of his people: 

Had I so lavish of my presence been,   So common-hackney'd in the eyes of men, 40   So stale and cheap to vulgar company,   Opinion, that did help me to the crown,   Had still kept loyal to possession   And left me in reputeless banishment,   A fellow of no mark nor likelihood. 45   By being seldom seen, I could not stir   But like a comet I was wonder'd at;   That men would tell their children 'This is he;'   Others would say 'Where, which is Bolingbroke?'   And then I stole all courtesy from heaven, 50   And dress'd myself in such humility   That I did pluck allegiance from men's hearts,   Loud shouts and salutations from their mouths,   Even in the presence of the crowned king.   Thus did I keep my person fresh and new; 55   My presence, like a robe pontifical,  ...

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