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Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd ;
How can you say to me,-I am a king ?-Act 3, Sc. 2.
Act 3, Sc. 4. York. As in a theatre, the eyes of men,
After a well-grac'd actor leaves the stage,
Act 5, Sc. 2.
Duch. A beggar begs that never begg'd before.
Act 5, Sc. 3. FIRST PART OF KING HENRY THE FOURTH.
Fal. Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon.—Act I, Sc. 2.
Prince. Wisdom cries out in the streets, and no man regards it. *-Act I, Sc. 2.
Fal. 'Tis no sin for a man to labour in his vocation.
Act I, Sc. 2.
Prince. He will give the devil his due.-Act I, Sc. 2.
Hot. My liege, I did deny no prisoners.
But I remember, when the fight was done,
“Wisdom crieth without; she ultereth
* Compare Proverbs i. 20: her voice in the streets.”
My prisoners in your majesty's behalf.
Hot. By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap
Act I, Sc. 3.
Ist Car. I know a trick worth two of that.
Act 2, Sc. I.
Hot. Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
Act 2, Sc. 3.
Hot. I could brain him with his lady's fan.
Act 2, Sc. 3.
Fal. Call you that backing of your friends? A plague upon such backing !-Act 2, Sc. 4.
Fal. If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion. - Act 2, Sc. 4.
Fal. A plague of sighing and grief! it blows a man up like a bladder. ---Act 2, Sc. 4.
Fal. Banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.
Act 2, Sc. 4.
Prince. But one half-pennyworth of bread to this intolerable deal of sack.-Act 2, Sc. 4.
Hot. Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth
In strange eruptions.--Act 3, Sc. I.
Glend. I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
But will they come when you do call for them?
By telling truth : tell truth, and shame the devil.
Act 3, Sc. I.
Fal. Company, villanous company, hath been the spoil of me.—Act 3, Sc. 3.
Fal. Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn ?-Act 3, Sc. 3.
Fal. Food for powder, food for powder; they'll fill a pit, as well as better. -Act 4, Sc. 2.
Fal. To the latter end of a fray, and the beginning of a
feast, Fits a dull fighter, and a keen guest.-Act 4, Sc. 2.
King. Moody beggars starving for a time,
Of pell-mell havoc and confusion.--Act 5, Sc. I.
Fal. Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on? how then? Can honour set a leg? no : or an arm ? no: or take away the grief of a wound ? no. Honour hath no skill in surgery, then ? no. What is honour ? a word. What is in that word honour? what is that honour? air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it ? he that died o' Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no. Doth he hear it? no. 'Tis insensible, then. Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living ? no. Why? detraction will not suffer it. Therefore I'll none of it. Honour is a mere scutcheon : and so ends my catechism.-Act 5, Sc. I.
Prince. Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere.
Act 5, Sc. 4.
Prince. I could have better spar'd a better man.
Act 5, Sc. 4.
Fal. The better part of valour is—discretion. --Act 5, Sc. 4.
Fal. Lord, how this world is given to lying! I grant you I was down and out of breath; and so was he : but we rose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock.-Act 5, Sc. 4.
SECOND PART OF KING HENRY THE FOURTH.
Rum. Open your ears; for which of you will stop
The vent of hearing when loud Rumour speaks?