Henry IV, Pt. 2
Act 5, Scene 5
Westminster. Near the Abbey.
- Enter Strewers of Rushes.
- More rushes, more rushes.
- The trumpets have sounded twice.
Third Strewer4 - 5
- ’Twill be two a’ clock ere they come from the coronation.
- Dispatch, dispatch.
- Trumpets sound, and the King and his Train pass over the
- stage. After them enter Falstaff, Shallow, Pistol, Bardolph,
- and the Boy Page.
Falstaff10 - 12
- 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.
Falstaff14 - 17
- 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.
Falstaff23 - 24
- 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.
Falstaff26 - 29
- 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.
Pistol30 - 31
- ’Tis “semper idem,” for “obsque hoc nihil est.”
- ’Tis all in every part.
- ’Tis so indeed.
Pistol33 - 40
- 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
- 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 Fifth49
- My Lord Chief Justice, speak to that vain man.
Lord Chief Justice50
- Have you your wits? Know you what ’tis you speak?
- My King, my Jove! I speak to thee, my heart!
King Henry the Fifth52 - 77
- 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.
Shallow80 - 81
- Yea, marry, Sir John, which I beseech you to let me have
- home with me.
Falstaff82 - 85
- 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.
Shallow86 - 88
- 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.
Falstaff89 - 90
- 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.
Falstaff92 - 93
- 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
Lord Chief Justice96 - 97
- Go carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet. Take all his
- company along with him.
- My lord, my lord—
Lord Chief Justice99
- 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 Lancaster102 - 106
- 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 Justice107
- And so they are.
Prince John of Lancaster108
- The King hath call’d his parliament, my lord.
Lord Chief Justice109
- He hath.
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- 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?