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Henry IV part two

Act V, Scene 5

A public place near Westminster Abbey.
 
[Enter two Grooms, strewing rushes]
 
FIRST GROOM
More rushes, more rushes.
 
SECOND GROOM
The trumpets have sounded twice.
 
FIRST GROOM
It will be two of the clock, ere they come from the coronation.
 
[Exeunt. Enter FALSTAFF, SHALLOW, PISTOL, BARDOLPH, and Page]
 
FALSTAFF
Stand here by me, Master Robert Shallow, I will make the king do you grace. I will leer upon him, as he comes by: and do but mark the countenance that he will give me.
 
PISTOL
God bless thy lungs, good knight.
 
FALSTAFF
Come here Pistol, stand behind me. O if I had had time to have made new liveries, I would have bestowed the thousand pound I borrowed of you. But it is no matter, this poor show doth better: this doth infer the zeal I had to see him.
 
SHALLOW
It doth so.
 
FALSTAFF
It shows my earnestness in affection.
 
SHALLOW
It doth so.
 
FALSTAFF
My devotion.
 
SHALLOW
It doth, it doth, it doth.
 
FALSTAFF
As it were, to ride day and night,
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And not to deliberate, not to remember,
Not to have patience to shift me.
 
SHALLOW
It is best, certain.
 
FALSTAFF
But to stand stained with travel, and sweating with desire to see him, thinking of nothing else, putting all affairs else in oblivion, as if there were nothing else to be done, but to see him.
 
PISTOL
'Tis semper idem: for obsque hoc nihil est. 'tis all in every part.
 
SHALLOW
'Tis so indeed.
 
PISTOL
My knight, I will inflame thy noble liver, and make thee rage. Thy Doll, and Helen of thy noble thoughts is in base durance, and contagious prison: Haled thither By most mechanical and dirty hand. Rouse up revenge from ebon den, with fell Alecto's snake, For Doll is in. Pistol, speaks nought but truth.
 
FALSTAFF
I will deliver her.
 
[Shouts within, and the trumpets sound]
 
PISTOL
               ,          ,          ,        ,         ,
      There roared | the sea:| and trump|et clang|or sounds.
 
[Enter KING HENRY V and his train, the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE among them]
 
FALSTAFF
Save thy grace, King Hal, my royal Hal.
 
PISTOL
The heavens thee guard, and keep, most royal imp of fame.
 
FALSTAFF
Save thee my sweet boy!
 
KING HENRY IV
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      My lord chief just|ice, speak | to that / vain man.
 
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE
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      Have you | your wits?
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Know you | what 'tis | to speak?
 
FALSTAFF
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      My king,| my Jove;| I speak | to thee,| my heart.
 
KING HENRY IV
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      I know | thee not,| old man:| fall to | thy prayers:
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      How^ill white hairs | become | a fool,| and jes||ter?
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      I | have long | dreamed of | such^a kind | of man,
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      So surf|eit-swelled,| so old,| and so | profane:
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      But be|ing awake,| I do | despise | my dream.
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      Make^less | thy bo|dy (hence)| and more | thy grace,
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      Leave gormandi|zing; know | the grave | doth gape
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      For thee,| thrice wi/der than | for oth|er men.
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      Reply | not to | me, with a | fool-born jest,
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      Presume | not, that | I am | the thing | I was,
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      For heaven | doth know |(so shall | the world | perceive)
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      That I | have turned | away | my form|er self,
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      So will | I those | that kept | me comp|any.
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      When thou | dost hear | I am,| as I | have been,
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      Approach | me, and | thou shalt | be as | thou wast
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      The tu|tor and | the fee|der of | my riots:
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      Till then,| I ban|ish thee,| on pain | of death,
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      As I have | done the | rest of | my mis|leaders,
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      Not to | come^near | our pers|on, by / ten mile.
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      For com|petence | of life,| I will al|low you,
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      That lack | of means | enforce | you not | to evil:
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      And as | we hear | you do | reform | yourselves,
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      We will | accord|ing to | your strengths,| and qual|ities,
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      Give you | advance|ment. Be | it your charge |(my lord)  (hex with prev)
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      To see | performed | the te|nor of | our word.| Set on.  (hex with prev)
 
[Exeunt KING HENRY V, etc]
 
FALSTAFF
Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand pound.
 
SHALLOW
Aye marry Sir John, which I beseech you to let me have home with me.
 
FALSTAFF
That can hardly be, Master Shallow. Do not you grieve at this: I shall be sent for in private to him: look you, he must seem thus to the world: fear not your advancement: I will be the man yet, that shall make you great.
 
SHALLOW
I cannot well perceive how, unless you should give me your doublet, and stuff me out with straw. I beseech you, good Sir John, let me have five hundred of my thousand.
 
FALSTAFF
Sir, I will be as good as my word. This that you heard, was but a color.
 
SHALLOW
A color I fear, that you will die, in Sir John.
 
FALSTAFF
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Fear no colors, go with me to dinner:
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Come Lieutenant Pistol, come Bardolph,
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I shall be sent for soon at night.
 
[Enter Prince John of LANCASTER, the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE; Officers with them]
 
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE
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      Go car|ry Sir / John Fal|staff to | the Fleet,
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      Take^all | his comp|any | along | with him.
 
FALSTAFF
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      My lord,| my lord.  \\
 
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE
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      I can|not now | speak, I | will hear | you soon:
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      Take them | away.  \\
 
PISTOL
Si fortune me tormenta, spero contenta.
 
[Exeunt all but PRINCE JOHN and the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE]
 
LANCASTER
          ,           ,        ,        ,          ,
      I like | this fair | procee|ding of | the king's:
           ,        ,         ,       ,      ,
      He hath | intent | his wont|ed fol|lowers
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      Shall all | be ve|ry well | provi|ded for:
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      But all | are ban|ished till | their con|versa||tions
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      Appear | more* wise,| and mod|est to | the world.
 
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE
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      And so | they are.  \\
 
LANCASTER
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      The king | hath called | his par|liament,| my lord.
 
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE
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      He hath.  \\
 
LANCASTER
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      I will lay odds,| that ere | this year | expire,
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      We bear | our civ|il swords,| and nat|ive fire
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      As far | as France.| I hear | a bird | so sing,
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      Whose mus|ic (to | my think|ing) pleased | the king.
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      Come, will | you hence?  \\
 
[Exeunt]

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