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Henry IV, Pt. 2: Act V, Scene 3

Henry IV, Pt. 2
Act V, Scene 3

Gloucestershire . Shallow’s orchard .

  1. Enter Sir John Falstaff , Shallow , Silence , Davy , Bardolph ,
  2. Page .

Shallow

1 - 4
  1. Nay , you shall see my orchard , where , in an arbor , we will
  2. eat a last year’s pippin of mine own graffing , with a dish
  3. of caraways , and so forth . Come , cousin Silence and then to
  4. bed .

Falstaff

5
  1. ’Fore God , you have here goodly dwelling and rich .

Shallow

6 - 8
  1. Barren , barren , barren , beggars all , beggars all , Sir John !
  2. Marry , good air . Spread , Davy , spread , Davy . Well said ,
  3. Davy .

Falstaff

9 - 10
  1. This Davy serves you for good uses , he is your servingman
  2. and your husband .

Shallow

11 - 13
  1. A good varlet , a good varlet , a very good varlet , Sir John .
  2. By the mass , I have drunk too much sack at supper . A good
  3. varlet . Now sit down , now sit down . Come , cousin .

Silence

14 - 20
  1. Ah , sirrah , quoth ’a , we shall
  2. Singing .
  3. Do nothing but eat , and make good cheer ,
  4. And praise God for the merry year ,
  5. When flesh is cheap and females dear ,
  6. And lusty lads roam here and there
  7. So merrily ,
  8. And ever among so merrily .”

Falstaff

21 - 22
  1. There’s a merry heart ! Good Master Silence , I’ll give you a
  2. health for that anon .

Shallow

23
  1. Give Master Bardolph some wine , Davy .

Davy

24 - 27
  1. Sweet sir , sit , I’ll be with you anon , most sweet sir , sit .
  2. Master page , good master page , sit . Proface ! What you want
  3. in meat , we’ll have in drink , but you must bear , the heart’s
  4. all .
  1. Exit .

Shallow

28 - 29
  1. Be merry , Master Bardolph , and , my little soldier there , be
  2. merry .

Silence

30 - 34
  1. Singing .
  2. Be merry , be merry , my wife has all ,
  3. For women are shrews , both short and tall ;
  4. ’Tis merry in hall when beards wags all ,
  5. And welcome merry Shrove - tide .
  6. Be merry , be merry .”

Falstaff

35 - 36
  1. I did not think Master Silence had been a man of this
  2. mettle .

Silence

37
  1. Who , I ? I have been merry twice and once ere now .
  1. Enter Davy .

Davy

38
  1. To Bardolph .
  2. There’s a dish of leather - coats for you .

Shallow

39
  1. Davy !

Davy

40
  1. Your worship ! I’ll be with you straight . A cup of wine , sir ?

Silence

41 - 43
  1. Singing .
  2. A cup of wine that’s brisk and fine ,
  3. And drink unto thee , leman mine ,
  4. And a merry heart lives long - a .”

Falstaff

44
  1. Well said , Master Silence .

Silence

45
  1. And we shall be merry , now comes in the sweet a’ th’ night .

Falstaff

46
  1. Health and long life to you , Master Silence .

Silence

47 - 48
  1. Singing .
  2. Fill the cup , and let it come ,
  3. I’ll pledge you a mile to th’ bottom .”

Shallow

49 - 53
  1. Honest Bardolph , welcome . If thou want’st any thing , and
  2. wilt not call , beshrew thy heart . Welcome , my little tiny
  3. thief ,
  4. To the Page
  5. and welcome indeed too . I’ll drink to Master Bardolph , and
  6. to all the cabileros about London .

Davy

54
  1. I hope to see London once ere I die .

Bardolph

55
  1. And I might see you there , Davy !

Shallow

56 - 57
  1. By the mass , you’ll crack a quart together , ha , will you
  2. not , Master Bardolph ?

Bardolph

58
  1. Yea , sir , in a pottle - pot .

Shallow

59 - 61
  1. By God’s liggens , I thank thee . The knave will stick by
  2. thee , I can assure thee that ’a will not out , ’a . ’Tis true
  3. bred !

Bardolph

62
  1. And I’ll stick by him , sir .

Shallow

63 - 64
  1. Why , there spoke a king . Lack nothing , be merry !
  2. One knocks at door .
  3. Look who’s at door there ho ! Who knocks ?
  1. Exit Davy .

Falstaff

65
  1. To Silence , seeing him take off a bumper .
  2. Why , now you have done me right .

Silence

66 - 69
  1. Singing .
  2. Do me right ,
  3. And dub me knight ,
  4. Samingo .”
  5. Is’t not so ?

Falstaff

70
  1. ’Tis so .

Silence

71
  1. Is’t so ? Why then say an old man can do somewhat .
  1. Enter Davy .

Davy

72 - 73
  1. And’t please your worship , there’s one Pistol come from the
  2. court with news .

Falstaff

74 - 75
  1. From the court ? Let him come in .
  2. Enter Pistol .
  3. How now , Pistol ?

Pistol

76
  1. Sir John , God save you !

Falstaff

77
  1. What wind blew you hither , Pistol ?

Pistol

78 - 79
  1. Not the ill wind which blows no man to good . Sweet knight ,
  2. thou art now one of the greatest men in this realm .

Silence

80
  1. By’r lady , I think ’a be , but goodman Puff of Barson .

Pistol

81 - 86
  1. Puff ?
  2. Puff i’ thy teeth , most recreant coward base !
  3. Sir John , I am thy Pistol and thy friend ,
  4. And helter - skelter have I rode to thee ,
  5. And tidings do I bring , and lucky joys ,
  6. And golden times , and happy news of price .

Falstaff

87
  1. I pray thee now deliver them like a man of this world .

Pistol

88 - 89
  1. A foutre for the world and worldlings base !
  2. I speak of Africa and golden joys .

Falstaff

90 - 91
  1. O base Assyrian knight , what is thy news ?
  2. Let King Cophetua know the truth thereof .

Silence

92
  1. Singing .
  2. And Robin Hood , Scarlet , and John .”

Pistol

93 - 95
  1. Shall dunghill curs confront the Helicons ?
  2. And shall good news be baffled ?
  3. Then , Pistol , lay thy head in Furies’ lap .

Shallow

96
  1. Honest gentleman , I know not your breeding .

Pistol

97
  1. Why then lament therefore .

Shallow

98 - 101
  1. Give me pardon , sir . If , sir , you come with news from the
  2. court , I take it there’s but two ways , either to utter them ,
  3. or conceal them . I am , sir , under the King , in some
  4. authority .

Pistol

102
  1. Under which king , besonian ? Speak , or die .

Shallow

103
  1. Under King Harry .

Pistol

104
  1.                   Harry the Fourth , or Fifth ?

Shallow

105
  1. Harry the Fourth .

Pistol

106 - 110
  1.                   A foutre for thine office !
  2. Sir John , thy tender lambkin now is king ;
  3. Harry the Fifth’s the man . I speak the truth .
  4. When Pistol lies , do this , and fig me like
  5. The bragging Spaniard .

Falstaff

111
  1. What , is the old king dead ?

Pistol

112
  1. As nail in door . The things I speak are just .

Falstaff

113 - 115
  1. Away , Bardolph ! Saddle my horse . Master Robert Shallow ,
  2. choose what office thou wilt in the land , ’tis thine .
  3. Pistol , I will double - charge thee with dignities .

Bardolph

116
  1. O joyful day ! I would not take a knighthood for my fortune .

Pistol

117
  1. What ? I do bring good news ?

Falstaff

118 - 125
  1. Carry Master Silence to bed . Master Shallow , my Lord
  2. Shallow be what thou wilt , I am Fortune’s steward get on thy
  3. boots . We’ll ride all night . O sweet Pistol ! Away , Bardolph !
  4. Exit Bardolph .
  5. Come , Pistol , utter more to me , and withal devise something
  6. to do thyself good . Boot , boot , Master Shallow ! I know the
  7. young king is sick for me . Let us take any man’s horses , the
  8. laws of England are at my commandment . Blessed are they that
  9. have been my friends , and woe to my Lord Chief Justice !

Pistol

126 - 128
  1. Let vultures vile seize on his lungs also !
  2. Where is the life that late I led ?” say they .
  3. Why , here it is , welcome these pleasant days !
  1. Exeunt .
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