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Henry IV, Pt. 2: Act V, Scene 5

Henry IV, Pt. 2
Act V, Scene 5

Westminster . Near the Abbey .

  1. Enter Strewers of Rushes .

First Strewer

1
  1. More rushes , more rushes .

Second Strewer

2
  1. The trumpets have sounded twice .

Third Strewer

3 - 4
  1. ’Twill be two a’ clock ere they come from the coronation .
  2. Dispatch , dispatch .
  1. Exeunt .
  1. Trumpets sound , and the King and his Train pass over the
  2. stage . After them enter Falstaff , Shallow , Pistol , Bardolph ,
  3. and the Boy Page .

Falstaff

5 - 7
  1. Stand here by me , Master Shallow , I will make the King do
  2. you grace . I will leer upon him as ’a comes by , and do but
  3. mark the countenance that he will give me .

Pistol

8
  1. God bless thy lungs , good knight .

Falstaff

9 - 12
  1. Come here , Pistol , stand behind me .— O , if I had had time to
  2. have made new liveries , I would have bestow’d the thousand
  3. pound I borrow’d of you . But ’tis no matter , this poor show
  4. doth better , this doth infer the zeal I had to see him .

Shallow

13
  1. It doth so .

Falstaff

14
  1. It shows my earnestness of affection

Shallow

15
  1. It doth so .

Falstaff

16
  1. My devotion

Shallow

17
  1. It doth , it doth , it doth .

Falstaff

18 - 19
  1. As it were , to ride day and night , and not to deliberate ,
  2. not to remember , not to have patience to shift me

Shallow

20
  1. It is best , certain .

Falstaff

21 - 24
  1. But to stand stain’d with travel , and sweating with desire
  2. to see him , thinking of nothing else , putting all affairs
  3. else in oblivion , as if there were nothing else to be done
  4. but to see him .

Pistol

25 - 26
  1. ’Tis semper idem ,” for obsque hoc nihil est .”
  2. ’Tis all in every part .

Shallow

27
  1. ’Tis so indeed .

Pistol

28 - 35
  1. My knight , I will inflame thy noble liver ,
  2. And make thee rage .
  3. Thy Doll , and Helen of thy noble thoughts ,
  4. Is in base durance and contagious prison ,
  5. Hal’d thither
  6. By most mechanical and dirty hand .
  7. Rouse up revenge from ebon den with fell Alecto’s snake ,
  8. For Doll is in . Pistol speaks nought but truth .

Falstaff

36
  1. I will deliver her .
  1. Shouts within . The trumpets sound .

Pistol

37
  1. There roar’d the sea , and trumpet - clangor sounds .
  1. Enter the King and his Train , the Lord Chief Justice among
  2. them .

Falstaff

38
  1. God save thy Grace , King Hal ! My royal Hal !

Pistol

39
  1. The heavens thee guard and keep , most royal imp of fame !

Falstaff

40
  1. God save thee , my sweet boy !

King Henry the Fifth

41
  1. My Lord Chief Justice , speak to that vain man .

Lord Chief Justice

42
  1. Have you your wits ? Know you what ’tis you speak ?

Falstaff

43
  1. My King , my Jove ! I speak to thee , my heart !

King Henry the Fifth

44 - 69
  1. I know thee not , old man , fall to thy prayers .
  2. How ill white hairs becomes a fool and jester !
  3. I have long dreamt of such a kind of man ,
  4. So surfeit - swell’d , so old , and so profane ;
  5. But being awak’d , I do despise my dream .
  6. Make less thy body ( hence ) and more thy grace ,
  7. Leave gormandizing , know the grave doth gape
  8. For thee thrice wider than for other men .
  9. Reply not to me with a fool - born jest ,
  10. Presume not that I am the thing I was ,
  11. For God doth know , so shall the world perceive ,
  12. That I have turn’d away my former self ;
  13. So will I those that kept me company .
  14. When thou dost hear I am as I have been ,
  15. Approach me , and thou shalt be as thou wast ,
  16. The tutor and the feeder of my riots .
  17. Till then I banish thee , on pain of death ,
  18. As I have done the rest of my misleaders ,
  19. Not to come near our person by ten mile .
  20. For competence of life I will allow you ,
  21. That lack of means enforce you not to evils ,
  22. And as we hear you do reform yourselves ,
  23. We will , according to your strengths and qualities ,
  24. Give you advancement . Be it your charge , my lord ,
  25. To see perform’d the tenure of my word .
  26. Set on .
  1. Exeunt King and his Train .

Falstaff

70
  1. Master Shallow , I owe you a thousand pound .

Shallow

71 - 72
  1. Yea , marry , Sir John , which I beseech you to let me have
  2. home with me .

Falstaff

73 - 76
  1. That can hardly be , Master Shallow . Do not you grieve at
  2. this , I shall be sent for in private to him . Look you , he
  3. must seem thus to the world . Fear not your advancements , I
  4. will be the man yet that shall make you great .

Shallow

77 - 79
  1. I cannot perceive how , unless you give me your doublet and
  2. stuff me out with straw . I beseech you , good Sir John , let
  3. me have five hundred of my thousand .

Falstaff

80 - 81
  1. Sir , I will be as good as my word . This that you heard was
  2. but a color .

Shallow

82
  1. A collar that I fear you will die in , Sir John .

Falstaff

83 - 84
  1. Fear no colors , go with me to dinner . Come , Lieutenant
  2. Pistol , come , Bardolph . I shall be sent for soon at night .
  1. Enter the Lord Chief Justice and Prince John ; Officers with
  2. them .

Lord Chief Justice

85 - 86
  1. Go carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet . Take all his
  2. company along with him .

Falstaff

87
  1. My lord , my lord

Lord Chief Justice

88
  1. I cannot now speak , I will hear you soon . Take them away .

Pistol

89
  1. Si fortuna me tormenta , spero contenta .
  1. Exeunt . Manent Prince John and the Chief Justice .

Prince John of Lancaster

90 - 94
  1. I like this fair proceeding of the King’s .
  2. He hath intent his wonted followers
  3. Shall all be very well provided for ,
  4. But all are banish’d till their conversations
  5. Appear more wise and modest to the world .

Lord Chief Justice

95
  1. And so they are .

Prince John of Lancaster

96
  1. The King hath call’d his parliament , my lord .

Lord Chief Justice

97
  1. He hath .

Prince John of Lancaster

98 - 102
  1. I will lay odds that ere this year expire ,
  2. We bear our civil swords and native fire
  3. As far as France . I heard a bird so sing ,
  4. Whose music , to my thinking , pleas’d the King .
  5. Come , will you hence ?
  1. Exeunt .
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