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Skal. Let it be cast and paid -Sir John, you shall not be excus'd. [Goes to the other side of the stage.
Davy. Now, Sir, a new link to the bucket must needs be had. And, Sir, do you mean to stop any of William's wages about the sack he lost the other day at Hinckly Fair
sbal. He shall answer it. Some Pigeons, Davy, a couple of short-legg'd Hens, a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws. Tell William Cook.
Davy. Doth the man of war stay all night, Sir?
Shal. Yes, Davy. I will use him well. A friend i'th'Court is better than a penny in purse. Use his men well, Davy, for they are arrant knaves, and will back-bite.
Davy. No worse than they are back-bitten, Sir; for they have marvellous foul linnen.
Sbal. Well conceited, Davy. About thy business, Davy.
Davy, I beseech you, Sir, to countenance William Visor of Wancot against Clement Perkes of the hill.
Sbal. There are many complaints, Davy, against that Vifor; that Visor is an arrant knave, on my knowledge.
Davy. I grant your Worship, that he is a knave, Sir; but yet God forbid, Sir, but a knave should have some countenance at his friend's request. An honest man, Sir, is able to speak for himself, when a knave is not. I have servd your Worship truly, Sir, these eight years; and if I cannot once or twice in a quarter bear out a knave against an honest man, I have but very little credit with your Worlhip. The knave is mine honest friend, Sir, therefore, I beseech
your Worship, let him be countenanc'd.
Sbal. Go to, I say, he shall have no wrong. Look about, Davy. Where are you, Sir John ? Come, off with your boots. Give me your hand, master Bardolph.
Bard. I am glad to see your Worship.
Shal. I thank thee with all my heart, kind master Bardolph. And welcome, my tall fellow. (To the Page.] Come, Sir John.
Fal. I'll follow you, good master Robert Shallow. [Exeunt Shallow, Silence, &c.] Bardolph, look to our horses.
If I were saw'd into quantities, I fould make four dozen of such 7 bearded hermites-staves as malter Shallow. It is a wonderful thing to see the semblable coherence of his mens’ spirits and his; they, by observing of him, do bear themselves like foolish justices; he, by conversing with them, is turn’d into a justice-like fervingman. Their spirits are so married in conjunction, with the participation of society, that they flock together in confent, like so many wild Geese. If I had a suit to ma ter Shallow, I would humour his men with the imputation of being near their master; if to his men, I would curry with master Shallow, that no man could better command his servants. It is certain, that either wife Bearing or ignorant Carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one of another, therefore let men take heed of their company. I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Henry in continual laughter the wearing out of six fashions, which is four terms or å two actions, and he shall laugh without Intervallums. O, it is much, that a lie with a Night oath, and a jest with a sad brow, will do with a ' fellow that never had the ache in his shoulders. O, you shall see him laugh, till his face be like a wet cloak ill laid up.
Shel. [within.] Sir John
? Peardeil-hermites-faves.] He the operation of an action for had before called him the starved debt. justice. His want of flesh is a 9 Fellow that never had ike itanding jelt.
ache.] That is, a young fellow, Tuo actions.] There is one whose disposition to merrisomething humorous in making ment, time and pain have not a spendthrift compute time by yet impaired,
Fal. I come, master Shakow; I come, master Shallow.
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Changes to the Court, in LONDON.
Enter the Earl of Warwick, and the Lord Chief Justice. War. OW now, my lord Chief Justice, whi
ther away? Cb. Just. How doth the King ? Wer. Exceeding well; his cares are now all ended. Ch. Juft. I hope, not dead ?
War. He's walk'd the way of Nature ; And to our purposes he lives no more. Cb. Just. I would, his Majesty had called me with
him : The service, that I truly did his life, Hath left me open to all injuries. War. Indeed, I think, the young King loves you
not. Cb. Juft. I know, he doth not; and do arm myself To welcome the condition of the time, Which cannot look more hideously on me, Than I have drawn it in my fantasy.
Enter Lord John of Lancaster, Gloucester, and Clarence.
War. Here come the heavy issue of dead Harry.
Ch. Juft. Alas, I fear, all will be overturn'd.
War. We do remember ; but our argument Is all too heavy to admit much Talk.
Lan. Well, peace be with him that hath made us
Ch. Just. Peace be with us, left we be heavier !
Glou. O, good my lord, you've lost a friend, indeed; And I dare swear, you borrow not that face Of seeming forrow; it is, sure, your own.
Lan. Tho’no man be assur’d what grace to find, You stand in coldest expectation. I am the forrier; 'would, 'twere otherwise. Cla. Well, you must now speak Sir John Faltaf
fair, Which swims against your stream of quality. Ch. Just. Sweet Princes, what I did, I did in Ho
nour, Led by th' impartial conduct of my soul ; And never shall you see, that I will beg 'A ragged and forestall'd remiffion. If truth and upright innocency fail me, I?ll to the King my master that is dead, And tell him who hath sent me after him.
War. Here comes the Prince.
Enter Prince Henry.
jesty! " A RAGGED and foresla!ld centious di&tion, may easily lig
remission.) Ragged has no nify beggarly, mean, hoje, ignesense here. We should read, minious; but forestalled I know A rated and foreji all d remillion. not how to apply to remiffion in
a remission that must be any senfe primitive or figurative. fought for, and bought with sup- I should be glad of another plication. WARBU I TON, word, but cannot find it. Per
Different minds have different haps by forestalsd remiffion, he perplexities. I am more puzzled may mean a pardon begged by with forestall'd than with ragged, a voluntary confession of offence, for i agged, in our authour's li and anticipation of the charge.
Sits not so easy on me, as you think.
[To the Ch. Juft. You are, I think, assur'd, I love you not.
Cb. Juft. I am affur'd, if I be measur'd rightly,
Cb. Just. I then did use the person of your father,
? Not the Turkish court.) Not 3 Was this easy?] That is, the court where the prince that was this not grieviks? Shakemounts the throne puts his bro- speare has easy in this sense ellethers to death.