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Dol. Come, you rogue, come; bring me to a justice.

Enter the King, and his train, the Chief Ju. Host. Ay; come, you starv'd blood-hound.

tice among them. Dol. Goodman death! goodman bones ! Fal. God sạye thy grace, king Hal! my royal llost. Thou atomy thou !

Hal. Dol. Come, you thin thing; come, you rascal ! Pist. The heayens thee guard and keep, most 1 Bead. Very well.

[Exeunt. royal imp of fame

*Fal. God save thee, my sweet boy! SCENE V.-A public place near Westminster

King. My lord chief justice, speak to that

vain man. Abbey.

Ch. Just. Have you your wits ? know you Enter two Grooms, strewing rushes.

what ʼtis you speak ?

Fal. My king! my Jove! I speak to thee, 1 Groom. More rushes, inore rushes.

my heart! 2 Groom. The trumpets have sounded twice. King. I know thee not, old man: Fall to thy

1 Groom. It will be two o'clock ere they come prayers; from the coronation : Despatch, despatch. How ill white hairs become a fool, and jester!

[Ereunt Grooms. I have long dream'd of such a kind of man,

So surfeit-swell’d, so old, and so profane ; Enter FALSTAFF, SHALLOW, PISTOL, BAR

But, being awake, I do despise my dream. DOLPH, and the Page.

Make less thy body, hence, and more thy rae; Fal. Stand here by me, master Robert Shal- Leave gormandizing ; know, the grave doth gape low; I will make the king do you grace: I will For thee thrice wider than for other men :leer upon him, as ’a comes by; and do but mark Reply not to me with a fool-born jest; the countenance that he will give me.

Presume not, that I am the thing I was : Pist. God bless thy lungs, good knight. For heaven doth know, so shall the world perc

Fal. Come here, Pistol ; stand behind me.- ceive, 0, if I had had time to have made new liveries, That I have turn'd away my former self; I would have bestowed the thousand pound i So will I those, that kept me company. borrowed of you. [To Shallow.] But 'tis no When thou dost hear I am as I have been, matter ; this poor show doth better : this doth Approach me; and thou shalt be as thou wast, infer the zeal I had to see him.

The tutor and the feeder of my riots : Shal. It doth so.

Till then, I banish thee, on pain of death,Fal. It shows my earnestness of affection. As I have done the rest of my misleaders,Shal. It doth so.

Not to come near our person by ten mile. Fal. My devotion.

For competence of life, I will allow you; Shal. It doth, it doth, it doth.

That lack of means enforce you not to evil: Fal. As it were, to ride day and night ; and And, as we hear you do reform yourselves, pot to deliberațe, not to remember, not to have we will,- according to your strength, and qu. patience to shift me.

lities, Shal. It is most certain.

Give you advancement.-Be it your charge, by Fal. But to stand stained with travel, and lord, sweating with desire to see him : thinking of To see perform’d the tenor of our wordnothing else; putting all affairs else in oblivion ; Set on.

[Exeunt King, and his trais. as if there were nothing else to be done, but to Fal. Master Shallow, I owe you a thousand see him.

pound. Pist. 'Tis semper idem, for absque hoc nihil est : Shal. Ay, marry, sir John; which I beseech 'Tis all in every part.

you to let me have home with me. Shal. 'Tis so, indeed.

Fal. That can hardly be, master Shallow De Pist. My knight, I will inflame thy poble liver, not you grieve at this; I shall be sent for in And make thce rage.

private to him: look you, he must seem thus to Thy Doll, and Helen of thy noble thoughts, the world. Fear not your advancement; I will Is in base durance, and contagious prison; be the man yet, that shall make you great. Haul'd thither

Shal. I cannot perceive how; unless you give By most mechanical and dirty hand :- me your doublet, and stuff me out with strax. Rouse up, revenge from ebon den with fell Alec- I beseech you, good sir John, let me have fire to's snake,

hundred of my thousand. For Dol is in; Pistol speaks nought but truth. Fal. Sir, I will be as good as my word: this Fal. I will deliver her.

that you heard, was but a colour. [Shouts within, and the trumpets sound. Shal. A colour, I fear, that you will die in, Pist. There roar'd the sea, and trumpet- sir John. clangor sounds.

Fal. Fear no colours ; go with me to dinnei.

Come, lieutenant Pistol ;---come, Bardolph :-) P.John. I like this fair proceeding of the king's: shall be sent for soon at night.

He hath intent, his wonted followers

Shall all be very well provided for ; Re-enter Prince John, the Chief Justice,

But all are banish'd, till their conversations Officers, 8c.

Appear more wise and modest tu the world. Ch. Just. Go, carry sir John Falstaff to the Ch. Just. And so they are. Fleet;

P. John. The king hath callid his parliament, Take all his company along with him. Fal. My lord, my lord,

Ch. Just. He hath. Ch. Just. I cannot now speak: I will hear P. John. I will lay odds,--that, ere this year you soon.

expire, Take them away.

We bear our civil swords, and native fire, Pist. Si fortuna me tormenta, spero me contenta. As far as France: I heard a bird so sing, [Éreunt Fal. Shal. Pist. Bard. Page, and Whose music, to my thinking, pleas'd the king; Officers, Come, will you hence ?


my lord.



First, my fear ; then, my court'sy ; last, my that were but light payment,- to dance out of your speech. My fear is, your displeasure ; mycourt'sy, debt. But a good conscience will make any posa my duty; an

my speech, to beg your pardons. sible satisfaction, and so will I. All the gentlea If you look for a good speech now, you undo me : women here have forgiven me ; if the gentlemen for what I have to say, is of mine own making ; will not, then the gentlemen do not agree with the and what, indeed, I should say, will, I doubt, gentlewomen, which was never seen before in such prove mine own marring. But to the purpose, an assembly. and so to the venture.-Be it known to you, (as One word more, I beseech you. If you be not it is very well,) I was lately here in the end of a too much cloyed with fat meat, our humble author displeasing play, to pray your patience for it, and will continue the story, with Sir John in it, and. to promise you a better. I did mean, indeed, to make you merry with fair Katharine of France: pay you with this ; which, if like an ill venture, where, for any thing I know, Falstaff shall die of it come unluckily home, I break, and you, my a sweat, unless already he be killed with your hard gentle creditors, lose. Here, I promised you, I opinions ; for Oldcastle died a martyr, and this is would be, and here I commit my body to your not the man. My tongue is weary; when my mercies : bate me some, and I will pay you some, legs are too, I will bid you good night : and so and, as most debtors do, promise you infinitely. kneel down before you ;-bat, indeed, to pray for

If my tongue cannot entreat you to acquit me, will you command me to use my legs ? and yet

the queen.


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