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Accusing it, I put it on my head;

K. Hen. Doth any name particular belong
To try with it, -as with an enemy,

Unto the lodging, where I first did swoon?
That had before my face murder'd my father, – War. 'Tis called Jerusalem, my noble lord.
The quarrel of a true inheritor.

K. Hen. Laud be to God! even there my life
But if it did infect my blood with joy,

must end.
Or swell my thoughts to any strain of pride;

It hath been prophesied to me many years,
If any rebel or vain spirit of mine

I should not die but in Jerusalem;
Did, with the least allection of a welcome, Which vainly I suppos'd, the Holy Land:
Give entertainment to the might of it,

But, bear me to that chamber; there I'll lie;
Let God for ever keep it from my head !

In that Jerusalem shall Harry die. [Exeunt.
And make me as the poorest vassal is,
That doth with awe and terror kneel to it!
K. Heń. O, my son!

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Heaven put it in thy mind, to take it hence, SCENEI.-Glostershire. A hall in SHALLOW's house.
That thou might'st win the more thy father's love, Enter Shallow, FalstAFF, BARDOLPH, and Page.
Pleading so wisely in excuse of it.

Shal. By cock and pye, sir, you shall not away to-
Come hither, Harry, sit thou by my bed;

night. - What, Davy, I say!
And hear, I think, the very latest counsel,

Fal. You must excuse me, master Robert Shallow.
That ever I shall breathe. Heaven knows, my son, Shall. I will not excuse you; you shall not be ex-
By what by-paths, and indirect crook'd ways, cused; excuses shall not be admitted; there is no excuse
I met this crown; and I myself know well,

shall serve; you shall not be excised. – Why, Davy!
How troublesome it sat upon my head:

Enter Davy.
To thee it shall descend with better quiet,

Davy. Here, sir.
Better opinion, better confirmation;

Shal. Davy, Davy, Davy, - let me see, Davy; let me
For all the soil of the achievement goes

- yea, marry, William cook, bid him come hiWith me into the earth. It seem'd in me,

ther. Sir John, you shall not be excused. But as an honour snatch'd with boisterous hand; Davy. Marry, sir, thus ; – those precepts cannot be And I had many living,' to upbraid

served ; and, again, sir, Shall we sow the headMy gain of it by their assistances;

land with wheat?
Which daily grew to quarrel, and to bloodshed, Shal. With red wheat, Davy. But for William
Wounding supposed peace: all these bold fears, cook. Are there no young pigeons?
Thou see'st, with peril I have answered:

Davy. Yes, sir, Here is now the smith's note,
For all my reign hath been but as a scene for shoeing, and plough-irons.
Acting that argument; and now my death

Shall. Let it be cast, and paid :
Changes the mode: for what in me was purchas'd, shall not be excused.
Falls upon thee in a more fairer sort;

Dary. Now, sir, a new link to the bucket must needs
So thou the garland wear'st successively.

be bad :- aud, sir, do you mean to stop any of Wil-
Yet, though thou stand'st more sure than I could do, liam's wages, about the sack he lost the other day at
Thou art not firm enough, since griefs are green; Hinchley fair?
And all thy friends, which thou must make thy friends, Shal. lle shall answer it. Some pigeons, Davy; a
Have but their stings and teeth newly ta'en out; couple of short-legged hens; a joint of mutton; and
By whose fell working I was first advanc'd, any pretty little tiny kickshaws, tell William cook.
And by whose power I well might lodge a fear Dary. Doth the man of war stay all vight, sir?
To be again displac'd: which to avoid,

Shal. Yes, Davy. I will use him well. A friend i'the
I cut them off; and had a purpose now

coutis better, than a pennyiv purse. Use his men well, To lead out many to the Holy Land;

Dary; for they are arrant kvaves, and will backbite.
Lest rest, and lying still, might make them look Davy. No worse than they are back-bitten, sir;
Too near unto iny state. Therefore, my Harry, for they have marvellous foul linen.
Be it thy course, to busy giddy minds

Shal. Well conceited, Davy. About thy business,
With foreign quarrels; that action, hence borneout, Davy.
May waste the memory of the former days.

Dary. I beseech you, sir, to countenance William
More would I, but my lungs are wasted so, Visor of Wincot agaiost Clement Perkes of the hill.
That strength of speech is utterly denied me. Shal. There are many complaints, Davy, against that
How I came by tl crown, O God, forgive! Visor; that Visor is an arrant knave, on my knowledge.
And grant it may with thee in true peace live! Dary. I grant your worship, that he is a kave sir :
P. Hen. My gracious liege,

but yet, God forbid, sir, but a knave shoulůl have some You won it, wore it, kept it, gave it me;

countenance at his friend's request. An honest man, Then plain, and right must my possession be: sir, is able to speak for himself, when a kvave is not. I Which I, with more than with a common pain, have served your worship truly, sir, these eight years: 'Gainst all the world will rightfully maintain. and if I cannot once or twice in a quarter bear out a Enter Prince Join of Lancaster, WARWICK, Lords, knave against an honest mau, Uhave but a very little and Others.

credit with your worship. The knave is mine honest K. Ilen. Look, look, here comes my John of Lan- friend, sir; therefore, I beseech your worship, let hiin

be countenanced. P. John. Health, peace, and happiness, to my royal Shal. Go, to ; I say, he shall have no wrong. Look father!

| about, Davy. (Exit Davy.] Where are you, sir John? K. Hen. Thou bring'st me happiness, and peace, Come, off with your boots. Give me your hand, son John;

master Bardolph.
But health, alack, with youthful wings is hown Bard. I am glad to see your worship.
From this bare wither'd-trunk: upon thy sight, Shal. I thank thee with all my heart, kind master Bar-
My wordly business makes a period.

dolph: – and welcome, my tall fellow! [To the Where is my lord of Warwick ?

Page.] Come, sir John!

(Exit Shallow, P. Hen. My lord of Warwick!

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Bardolph, look to our horses. [Exeunt Bardolph and Led by the impartial conduct of my soul;
Page.] If I were sawed into quantities, I should make And never shall you see, that I will beg
four dozen of such bearded hermit'i-staves as master A ragged and forestall'd remission. -
Shallow. It is a wonderful thing, to see the semblable If truth and upright innocency fail me,
coherence of his men's spirits and his. They, by ob- I'll to the king my master, that is dead,
serving him, do bear themselves like foolish justices; And tell him who hath sent me after him.
he, by conversing with them, is turned into a justice-/ War. Here comes the prince.
like serving-man; their spirits are so married in con-

Enter King Henry V.
junction with the participation of society, that they Ch. Just. Good morrow; and heaven save your ma-
flock together in consent, like so many wild-geese. If jesty!
I had a suit to master Shallow, I would humour his King. This new and gorgeous garment, majesty,
men, with the imputation of being near their master: Sits not so easy on me as you think. -
if to his men, I would curry with master Shallow, that Brothers, you mix your sadness with some fear;
no man could better command his servants. It is cer- This is the English, not the Turkish court;
tain, that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage, is Not Amurath an Amurath succeeds,
caught, as men take diseases, one of another: there- But Harry Harry. Yet be sad, good brothers,
fore, let men take heed of their company. I willdevise For, to speak truth, it very well becomes you;
matter enough out of this Shallow, to keep prince Har- Sorrow so royally in you appears,
ry in continual laughter, the wearing-out of six fa- That I will deeply put the fashion on,
shions, (which is four terms, or two actions, and he And wear it in my heart. Why then, be sad:
shall laugh without intervallums. 0, it is much, that But entertain po more of it, good brothers,
a lie, with a slight oath, and a jest, with a sad brow, Than a joint burden laid upon us all.
will do with a fellow that never had the ache in his for me, by heaven, I bid you be assurd,
shoulders ! O, you shall see him laugh, till his face I'll be your father and your brother too;
be like a wet cloak ill laid up.

Let me but bear your love, I'll bear your cares. Shal. (1fithin.) Sir John!

Yet weep, that Harry's dead; and so will I : Fal. I come, master Shallow; I come, master Shal- But llarry lives, that shall convert those tears, low.

(Exit Falstaff By number, into hours of lappiness.

P. John, etc. We hope no other from your majesty. SCENE II. Westminster. A room in the palace. King. You all look strangely on me ;-and you most: Enter WAKWICK, and the Lord Chief Justice.

[To the Chief Justice.
I’ar. How now, my lord chief justice? whither away? You are, I think, assur'd I love you not.
Ch. Just. How doth the king ?

Ch. Just. I am assur'd, if I be measur'd rightly,
Ilar. Exceeding well; his cares are now all ended. Your majesty hath no just cause to hate me.
Ch. Just. I hope, not dead.

King. No!
War. He's walk'd the way of nature;

Ilow might a prince of my great hopes forget And, to our purposes, he lives no more.

So great indignities you laid upon me? Ch. Just. I would, his majesty had call'd me with What! rate, rebuke, and roughly send to prison him :

The immediate heir of England i was this easy? The service that I truly did his life,

May this he wash'd in Leihe, and forgotten?
Hath left me open to all injuries.

Ch. Just. I then did use the person of your father :
War. Indeed, I think, the young king loves you not. The image of his power lay then in me:
Ch. Just. I know, he doth not; and do arm myself, And, in the administration of his law,
To welcome the condition of the time;

Whiles I was busy for the commonwealth,
Which cannot look more hideously upon me Your highness pleased to forget my place,
Than I have drawn it in my phantasy.

The majesty and power of law and justice, Enter Prince Joux, Prince HUMPHREY, CLARENCE, The image of the king, whom I presented, WESTMOREHAND, and Others.

And struck me in my very seat of judgment;
War. Here come the heavy issue of dead Harry: Whereon, as an offender to your father,
0, that the living Harry had the temper

I gave bold way to my authority,
Of him, the worst of these three gentlemen! And did commit you. If the deed were ill,
How many nobles then should hold their places, Be you contented, wearing now the garland,
That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort! To have a son set your decrees at nought;
Ch. Just. Alas! I fear, all will be overturn'd. To pluck down justice from your awful bench;
P. John. Good morrow, cousin Warwick! To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword
P. Humph. Cla. Good morrow, cousin!

That guards the peace and safety of your person:
P. John. We meet like men that had forgot to speak. Nay, more; to spurn at your most royal image,
War. We do remember; bu our argument And mock your workings in a second body.
Is all too heavy to admit much talk.

Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours;
P. John. Well, peace be with him, that hath made Be now the father, and propose a son:
us heavy!

Hear your own dignity so much profan’d,
Ch. Just. Peace be with us, lest we be heavier! See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted,
P. Huinphi. O, good my lord, you have lost a friend, Behold yourself so by a son disdain’d;
indeed :

And then imagine me taking your part,
And I dare swear, you borrow not that face

And, in your power, soft silencing your son : Of seeming sorrow; it is, sure, your own.

After this cold considerance, sentence me; P. John. Though no man be assur'd what grace to And, as you are a king, speak in your state, -find,

What I have done, that misbecame my place, You stand in coldest expectation:

My person, or my liege’ssovereignty. I am the sorrier; 'would, 'twere otherwise.

King. You are right, justice, and you weigh this well

Cla. Well, you must pow speak sir John Falstafffair; Therefore still bear the balance, and the sword:
Which swims against your stream of quality. And I do wish your honours may increase,
Ch. Just Sweet princes, what I did, I did in honour, Till you do live to see a son of mine

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at another table.]I'll be with you anon:-most sweet So shall I live to speak my father's words; -- sir, sit.—Master page, good master page, sit: proHappy ann 1, that have a mun so bold,

face! What you want in meat, we'll have in drink. Thut dares do justice on my proper son:

But you must bear; the heart's all.

(Exit. And not less happy, having such a son,

Shal. Be merry, master Bardolph;-and my little That would deliver up his greatness so

soldier there, be merry. Into the hands of justice.—You did commit me; Sil. Be merry, be merry, my wife's as all; For which, I do commit into your hand

- (Singing. The instain'd sword that you have us’d to bear;

For women are shrews, both short and tali: With this remembrance, - that you use the same

'Tis merry in hall, when beards wag all, With the like bold, jnst, and impartial spirit,

And welcome merry shrove-tide.
As you have done 'gainst me. There is my hand;



merry, etc.
You shall be as a father to my youth:

Fal. I did not think, master Silence had been a man
My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine ear; of this mettle.
And I will stoop and humble my intents

Sil. Who, I? I have been merry twice and once, ere
To your well-practis’d, wise directions.-
And, princes all, believe me, I beseech you; -

Re-enter Davy.
My father is gone wild into his grave,

Davy. There is a dish of leather-coats for you.
For in his tomb lie my affections;

(Setting them before Bardolph. And with his spirit sadly I survive,

Shal. Davy, -
To mock the expectation of the world ;

Davy. Your worship? - I'll be with you straight.
To frustrate prophecies; and to raze out

(To Burd.)-- A cup of wine, sir? Rotten opinion, who hath writ me down

Sil. A cup of wine, that's brisk and fine, (Singing.
After my seeming. The tide of blood in me

And drink unto the lemon mine;
Hath proudly flow'd in vanity, till now;

And a merry heart lives long-a.
Now doth iť turn, and ebb back to the sea ;

Fal. Well said, master Silence,
Where it shall mingle with the state of floods,

Sil. And we shall be merry;

- now comes in the And flow hencefo-th in formal majesty.

sweet of the night.
Now call we our high court of parliament:

Fal. Health and long life to you, master Silence.
And let us choose such limbs of noble counsel, Sil. Fill the cup, and let it come;
That the great body of our state may go

I'll pledge you a mile to the bottom.
In equal rank with the best govern’d nation; Shal. Honest Bardolph, welcome! If thou wantest
That war, or peace, or both at once, may be any thing, and wilt not call, beshrew thy heart.
As things acquainted and familiar to us; — Welcome, my little tiny thief; [To the Page.) and
In which you, father, shall have foremost hand. welcome, indeed, too !-I'll drink to master Bardolph,

[To the Lord Chief Justice. and to all the cavaleroes about London.
Our coronation done, we will accite,

Davy. I hope to see London once ere I die.
As I before remember'd, all our state:

Bard. An I might see you there, Davy, -
And, (God consigniog to my good intents,) Shal. By the mass, you'll crack a quart together.
No prince, nor peer, shall have just cause to say,– Ha! will you not, master Bardolph?
Heaven shorten Harry's happy life one day.[Exeunt. Bard. Yes, sir, in a pottle pot.

Shal. I thank thee. — The knave will stick by thee, SCENE III.- Glostershire. The garden of Shallows I can assure thee that; he will not out; he is true house.

Enter FALSTAFF, SHALLOW, Silence, BARDOLPI, the Bard. And I'll stick by him, sir,
Page, and Darr.

Shal. Why, there spoke a king. Lack nothing: be Shal. Nay, you shall see mine orchard: where, in merry. Knocking heard.] Look who's at door there: an arbour, we will eat a last year's pippin of my own Ho! who knocks?

(Exit Davy. grafling, with a dish of carraways, and so forth;- Fal. Why, now you have done me right. come, cousin Silence; - and then to bed.

(To Silence, who drinks a humper. Fal. 'Fore God, you have here a goodly dwelling, Sil. Do me right,

(Singing. and a rich.

And dub me knight:
Shal. Barren, barren, barren; beggars all, beggars


, sir Joho:-marry,good air.-Spread, Davy; spread, Is't not so? Davy; well said, Davy.

Fal. 'Tis so. Fal. This Davy serves you for good uses; he is your Sil. Is’t so? Why, then say, an old man can do someserving-man, and your husbandman.

what. Shal. A good varlet, a good varlet, a very good varlet,

Re-enter Davy. sir John.

By the mass, I have drunk too much sack Davy. An it please your worship, there's one Pis

A good varlet. Now sit down, now sit tol come from the court with news.
Come, cousin !

Fal. From the court, let him come in.-
Sil. Ah, sirrah! quoth-a, -we shall

· Enter Pistol.
Do nothing but eat, and make good cheer, How now, Pistol ?

[Singing. Pist. God save yon, sir John!
And praise heaven for the merry year;

Fal. What wind blew you hither, Pistol ?
When flesh is cheap, and females dear,

Pist. Not the ill wind, which blows no man to good.-
And lusty lads roam here and there, Sweet knight, thou art now one of the greatest men
So merrily,

in the realm. And ever among so merrily.

Sil. By'r lady, I think 'a be; but goodman Puff of
Fal. There's a merry heart ! Good master Si- garson.
lence, I'll give ye a health for that anon.

Pist. Puff?
Shal. Give master Bardolph some wine, Davy!

Paff in thy teeth, most recreant coward base! -
Davy.Sweet sir,sit. (Seating Bardolph and the Page! Sir John, I am thy Pistol, and thy friend,

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Dol. I'll tell thee what, thou thin man in a censer!
And tidings do I bring, and lucky joys,

I will have you as soundly swinged for this, you blue-
And golden times, and happy news of price. bottle rogue! you filthy famished correctioner! if you

Fal. I pr’ythee now, deliver them like a man of this be not swinged, l'll forswear half-kirtles.

1 Bead. Come, come, you she knight-errant, come! Pist. A foutra for the world, and worldlings base! Hust. O, that right should thus overcome might! I speak of Africa, and golden joys.

Well; of sufferance comes case.
Fal. O base Assyrian knight, what is thy news? Dol. Come, you rogue, come; bring me to a justice !
Let king Cophetua know the truth thereof.

Host. Ay; come, you starv'd blood-lound !
Sil. And Robin Hood, Scarlet, and John. (Sings. Dol. Goodman death! "goodman bones!

Pist, Shall dunghill curs confront the Helicons ? Host. Thou atomy thou!
And shall good news be bailled ?

Dol. Come, you thin thing; come, you rascal!
Then, Pistol, lay thy head in Furies' lap.

1 Bead. Very well.

Shal. Honest gentleman, I know not your breeding.
Pist. Why then, lament therefore.

SCENE V.- A public place near Westminster Abbey.
Shal. Give me pardon, sir. - If, sir, you come with Enter two Grooms, strewing rushes.
news from the court, I take it, there is but two ways; 1 Groom. More rushes, more rushes !
either to utter them, or to conceal them. I am, sir, 2 Groom. The trumpets have sounded twice.
under the king, in some authority.

1 Groom. It will be two o'clock ere they come from
Pist. Under which king, Bezonian? speak, or die. the coronation. Despatch,despatch ![Exeunt Grooms,
Shal. Under king Harry.

Enter FalstaFF, SHallow, PISTOL, Bardolph, and
Pist. Harry the fourth? or fifth?

the Page.
Shal. Harry the fourth.

Fal. Stand here by me, master Robert Shallow; I
Pist. A foutra for thine office!

will make the king do you grace: I will leer upon
Sir Jolin, thy tender lambkin now is king; him, as 'a comes by; and do but mark the counte-
Harry the fifth's the man. I speak the truth: nance that he will give me.
When Pistol lies, do this; and fig me, like Pist. God bless thy lungs, good knight.
The bragging Spaniard.

Fal. Come here, Pistol; stand behind me. -
Fal. What is the old king dead ?

I had had time to have made new liveries, I would
Pist, As nail in door: the things I speak, are just. have bestowed the thousand pound I borrowed of
Fal. Away, Bardolph; saddle my horse.-- Master you. [ To Shallow.) But 'tis no matter; this poor
Robert Shallow, choose what office thou wilt in the show doth better: this doth infer the zeal I had to
land, 'tis thine. — Pistol, I will double charge thee see him.
with dignities.

Shal, It doch so.
Bard O joyful day!— I would not take a knight-Fal. It shows my earnestness of affection.
hood for my fortune.

Shal. It doth so,
Pist. What? I do bring good news ?

Fal. My devotion.
Fal. Carry master Silence to bed. — Master Shal- Shal, li doth, it doth, it doth.
low, my lord Shallow, be what thou wilt, I am for- Fal. As it were, to ride day and night; and not to
tune's steward. Get on thy boots; we'll ride all night:- deliberate, not to remember, not to have patience to
0, sweet Pistol. - Away, Bardolph! [Exit Burd. ) shift me.
Come Pistol, utter more to me; and, withal, devise Shal. It is most certain.
something, to do thyself good. -Boot, boot, master Ful. But to stand stained with travel, and sweating
Shallow; I know, the young king is sick for me. Let with desire to see him: thinking of nothing else;
us take any man's horses; the laws of England are putting all affairs else in oblivion; as if there were
at my commandment, Happy are they which have nothing else to be done, but to see him.
been my friends; and woe to my lord chief justice! Pist. "Tis semper idem, for absque hoc nihil est :
Pist. Let vultures vile seize on his lungs also!

'Tis all in every part,
Where is the life that I led, say they :

Shal. "Tis so, indeed.
Why, here it is; welcome these pleasant days. Pist. My knight, I will inflame thy noble liver,

{Exeunt. And make thee rage.
SCENE IV. - London. A Street.

Thy Doll, and Helen of thy noble thoughts,
Enter Beadles, dragging in Hostess Quickly, and is in base durance, and contagious prison;
Doll Teak-SHEET.

Haul'd thither
Host. No, thou arrant knave; I would I might die, By most mechanical and dirty hand :-
that I might have thee hanged: thou hast drawn my Rouse up revenge from ebon den with fell Alecto's
shoulder out of joint.

1 Bead. The constables have delivered her over to For Dol is in ; Pistol speaks nought but truth.
me; and she shall have whipping-cheer enough, I Ful. I will deliver her.
warrant her. There hath been a man or two lately

(Shouts within, and the trumpets sound.
killed about her.

Pist. There roar'd the sea,

and trumpet-clangor
Dol. Nur-hook, nnt-hook, you lie. Come on I'll sounds.
tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged ras- Enter the King,and his train, the Chief Justice among
cal ; an the child I now go with, do miscarry, thou

hadst better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou pa- Fal. God save thy grace, king lal! my royal Hal
per-faced villain.

Pist. The heavens thee guard and keep, most royal
Host. O the Lord, that sir John were come! he would inip of fame!
make this a bloody day to somebody. But I pray God Fal. God save thee, my sweet boy !
the fruit of her womb miscarry!

King. My lord chief justice, speak to that vain man.
1 Bard. If it do, yon shall have a dozen of cushions Ch. Just. Have you your wits? know you what 'tis
again; you hare bnt eleven now. Come, I charge you you speak?
both go with me ; for the man is dead, that you and Fal. My king; my love! I speak to thee, my heart!
Pistol beat among you.

King. I know thee not, old man. Fall to thy prayers;

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How ill white hairs become a fool, and jester! He hath intent, his wonted followers
I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, Shall all be very well provided for;
So surfeit-swell’d, so old, and so profane; But all are banish'd, till their conversations
But, being awake, I do despise my dream.

Appear more wise and modest to the world.
Make less thy body, hence, and more thy grace; Ch. Just. And so they are.
Leave gormandizing; know, the grave doth gape P.John.The king hath call'd his parliament, my lord.
For thee thrice wider than for other men: -

Ch. Just. He hath.
Reply not to me with a fool-born jest;

P.John. I will lay odds, -that, ere this year expire,
Presume not, that I am the thing I was :

We bear our civil swords, and native fire,
For heaven doth know, so shall the world perceive, As far as France: I heard a bird so sing,
That I have turn’d away my former self;

Whose music, to my thinking, pleas'd the king.
So will I those, that kept me company.

Come, will you hence?

When thou dost hear I am as I have been,
Approach me; and thou shalt be as thou wast,
The tutor and the feeder of my riots :
Till then, I banish thee, on pain of death,

As I have done the rest of my misleaders,-
Not to come near our person by ten mile.
For competence of life, I will allow you;

First, my fear; then, my court'sy ; last, my speech.
That lack of means enforce you not to evil: My fear is, your displeasure; my court'sy, my duty;
And, as we hear you do reform yourselves, and my speech, to beg your pardons. If you look
We will,-according to your strength, and qualities,- for a good speech now, you undo me: for what I
Give yon advancement.—Be it your charge, my lord, have to say, is of mine own making; and whut, in-
To see perforin'd the tenor of our word. deed, I should suy, will, I doubt, prove ininc own

[Exeunt King, und his train. marring. But to the purpose, and so to the venture.Fal. Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand pound. Be it known to you, (us it is very well,) I was Shal. Ay, marry, sir John; which I beseech you to lately here in the end of a displeasing play, to pray let me have home with me.

your patience for it, and to promise you a better. Fal. That can hardly be, master Shallow. Do not I did meun, indeed, to pay you with this; which, if you grieve at this; I shall be sent for in private to like an ill venture, it come unluckily home, I break, him: look you, he must seem thus to the world. Fear and you, my gentle creditors, lose. Here, I promisell not your advancement; I will be the man yet, that you, I would be, and here I commit my body to your shall make you great.

mercies: bate me some, and I will pay you some, Shal. I cannot perceive how; unless you give me and, as most debtors do, promise you infinitely. your doublet, and stuff me out with straw. I beseech If my tongue cannot entreat you to acquit me, will you, good sir John, let me have five hundred of my you command me to use my legs ? and yet that were thousand.

but light payinent,

- to dance out of your debt. But Fal, Sir, I will be as good as my word: this that you a good conscience will make any possible satisfacheard, was but a colour.

tion, and so will I. All the gentlewomen here hare Shal. A colour, I fear, that you will die in, sir John.forgiven me; if the gentlemen will not, then the Fal. Fear no colours ; go with me to dinner. Come, gentlemen do not agree with the gentlewomen, which lieutenant Pistol ;-come, Bardolph:- I shall be sent was never seen before in such an assembly. for soon at night.

One word more, I beseech you. If you be not too Re-enter Prince Joux, the Chief Justice, officers, etc. much cloyed with fat meat, our humble author will Ch. Just. Go, carry sir John Falstaff to the Fleet; continue the story, with Sir John in it, and make you Take all his company along with him.

merry with fair Katharina of France: where, for Fal. My lord, my lord,

any thing I know, Falstaf'shall die of a sweat, unCh. Just. I cannot now speak : I will hear you soon. less already he be killed with your hard opinions ; Take them away.

for Oldcastle died a martyr, and this is not the man. Pist. Si fortuna me tormenta, spero me contenta. My tongue is weary; when my legs are too, I will (Exeunt Fal. Shal, Pist. Bard. Page and Officers. bid you good night: and so kneel down before you ;P. John. I like this fair proceeding of the king's :lbut, indeed, to pray for the queen.

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