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

Henry IV, Pt. 2
Act 5, Scene 5

Westminster. Near the Abbey.

  1. Enter Strewers of Rushes.

First Strewer

2
  1. More rushes, more rushes.

Second Strewer

3
  1. The trumpets have sounded twice.

Third Strewer

4 - 5
  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

10 - 12
  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

13
  1. God bless thy lungs, good knight.

Falstaff

14 - 17
  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

18
  1. It doth so.

Falstaff

19
  1. It shows my earnestness of affection

Shallow

20
  1. It doth so.

Falstaff

21
  1. My devotion

Shallow

22
  1. It doth, it doth, it doth.

Falstaff

23 - 24
  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

25
  1. It is best, certain.

Falstaff

26 - 29
  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

30 - 31
  1. ’Tis semper idem,” for obsque hoc nihil est.”
  2. ’Tis all in every part.

Shallow

32
  1. ’Tis so indeed.

Pistol

33 - 40
  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

41
  1. I will deliver her.
  1. Shouts within. The trumpets sound.

Pistol

43
  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

46
  1. God save thy Grace, King Hal! My royal Hal!

Pistol

47
  1. The heavens thee guard and keep, most royal imp of fame!

Falstaff

48
  1. God save thee, my sweet boy!

King Henry the Fifth

49
  1. My Lord Chief Justice, speak to that vain man.

Lord Chief Justice

50
  1. Have you your wits? Know you what ’tis you speak?

Falstaff

51
  1. My King, my Jove! I speak to thee, my heart!

King Henry the Fifth

52 - 77
  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

79
  1. Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand pound.

Shallow

80 - 81
  1. Yea, marry, Sir John, which I beseech you to let me have
  2. home with me.

Falstaff

82 - 85
  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

86 - 88
  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

89 - 90
  1. Sir, I will be as good as my word. This that you heard was
  2. but a color.

Shallow

91
  1. A collar that I fear you will die in, Sir John.

Falstaff

92 - 93
  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

96 - 97
  1. Go carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet. Take all his
  2. company along with him.

Falstaff

98
  1. My lord, my lord

Lord Chief Justice

99
  1. I cannot now speak, I will hear you soon. Take them away.

Pistol

100
  1. Si fortuna me tormenta, spero contenta.
  1. Exeunt. Manent Prince John and the Chief Justice.

Prince John of Lancaster

102 - 106
  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

107
  1. And so they are.

Prince John of Lancaster

108
  1. The King hath call’d his parliament, my lord.

Lord Chief Justice

109
  1. He hath.

Prince John of Lancaster

110 - 114
  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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