Henry IV, Pt. 2
Act V, Scene 5
Westminster . Near the Abbey .
- Enter Strewers of Rushes .
- More rushes , more rushes .
- The trumpets have sounded twice .
Third Strewer3 - 4
- ’Twill be two a’ clock ere they come from the coronation .
- Dispatch , dispatch .
- Exeunt .
- Trumpets sound , and the King and his Train pass over the
- stage . After them enter Falstaff , Shallow , Pistol , Bardolph ,
- and the Boy Page .
Falstaff5 - 7
- Stand here by me , Master Shallow , I will make the King do
- you grace . I will leer upon him as ’a comes by , and do but
- mark the countenance that he will give me .
- God bless thy lungs , good knight .
Falstaff9 - 12
- Come here , Pistol , stand behind me .— O , if I had had time to
- have made new liveries , I would have bestow’d the thousand
- pound I borrow’d of you . But ’tis no matter , this poor show
- doth better , this doth infer the zeal I had to see him .
- It doth so .
- It shows my earnestness of affection —
- It doth so .
- My devotion —
- It doth , it doth , it doth .
Falstaff18 - 19
- As it were , to ride day and night , and not to deliberate ,
- not to remember , not to have patience to shift me —
- It is best , certain .
Falstaff21 - 24
- But to stand stain’d 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 .
Pistol25 - 26
- ’Tis “ semper idem ,” for “ obsque hoc nihil est .”
- ’Tis all in every part .
- ’Tis so indeed .
Pistol28 - 35
- 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 ,
- Hal’d 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 .
- I will deliver her .
- Shouts within . The trumpets sound .
- There roar’d the sea , and trumpet - clangor sounds .
- Enter the King and his Train , the Lord Chief Justice among
- them .
- God save thy Grace , King Hal ! My royal Hal !
- The heavens thee guard and keep , most royal imp of fame !
- God save thee , my sweet boy !
King Henry the Fifth41
- My Lord Chief Justice , speak to that vain man .
Lord Chief Justice42
- Have you your wits ? Know you what ’tis you speak ?
- My King , my Jove ! I speak to thee , my heart !
King Henry the Fifth44 - 69
- I know thee not , old man , fall to thy prayers .
- How ill white hairs becomes a fool and jester !
- I have long dreamt of such a kind of man ,
- So surfeit - swell’d , so old , and so profane ;
- But being awak’d , I do despise my dream .
- Make less thy body ( hence ) and more thy grace ,
- Leave gormandizing , know the grave doth gape
- For thee thrice wider than for other men .
- Reply not to me with a fool - born jest ,
- Presume not that I am the thing I was ,
- For God doth know , so shall the world perceive ,
- That I have turn’d away my former self ;
- So will I those that kept me company .
- 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 ,
- That lack of means enforce you not to evils ,
- And as we hear you do reform yourselves ,
- We will , according to your strengths and qualities ,
- Give you advancement . Be it your charge , my lord ,
- To see perform’d the tenure of my word .
- Set on .
- Exeunt King and his Train .
- Master Shallow , I owe you a thousand pound .
Shallow71 - 72
- Yea , marry , Sir John , which I beseech you to let me have
- home with me .
Falstaff73 - 76
- 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 advancements , I
- will be the man yet that shall make you great .
Shallow77 - 79
- I cannot perceive how , unless you give me your doublet and
- stuff me out with straw . I beseech you , good Sir John , let
- me have five hundred of my thousand .
Falstaff80 - 81
- Sir , I will be as good as my word . This that you heard was
- but a color .
- A collar that I fear you will die in , Sir John .
Falstaff83 - 84
- Fear no colors , go with me to dinner . Come , Lieutenant
- Pistol , come , Bardolph . I shall be sent for soon at night .
- Enter the Lord Chief Justice and Prince John ; Officers with
- them .
Lord Chief Justice85 - 86
- Go carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet . Take all his
- company along with him .
- My lord , my lord —
Lord Chief Justice88
- I cannot now speak , I will hear you soon . Take them away .
- Si fortuna me tormenta , spero contenta .
- Exeunt . Manent Prince John and the Chief Justice .
Prince John of Lancaster90 - 94
- I like this fair proceeding of the King’s .
- He hath intent his wonted followers
- Shall all be very well provided for ,
- But all are banish’d till their conversations
- Appear more wise and modest to the world .
Lord Chief Justice95
- And so they are .
Prince John of Lancaster96
- The King hath call’d his parliament , my lord .
Lord Chief Justice97
- He hath .
Prince John of Lancaster98 - 102
- I will lay odds that ere this year expire ,
- We bear our civil swords and native fire
- As far as France . I heard a bird so sing ,
- Whose music , to my thinking , pleas’d the King .
- Come , will you hence ?
- Exeunt .