Henry IV Part 2
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Enter Shallow and Silence: with Mouldie, Shadow, Wart, Feeble, Bull-calfeEnter Justice Shallow and Justice Silence 2H4 III.ii.1
Come-on, come-on, come-on: giue mee your Come on, come on, come on! Give me your 2H4 III.ii.1
Hand, Sir; giue mee your Hand, Sir: an early stirrer, by hand, sir, give me your hand, sir! An early stirrer, by 2H4 III.ii.2
the Rood. And how doth my good Cousin Silence? the rood! And how doth my good cousin Silence? 2H4 III.ii.3
Good-morrow, good Cousin Shallow. Good morrow, good cousin Shallow.morrow (n.)morning2H4 III.ii.4
And how doth my Cousin, your Bed-fellow? and And how doth my cousin your bedfellow? And 2H4 III.ii.5
your fairest Daughter, and mine, my God-Daughter Ellen? your fairest daughter and mine, my god-daughter Ellen? 2H4 III.ii.6
Alas, a blacke Ouzell (Cousin Shallow.) Alas, a black woosel, cousin Shallow!ousel, woosel (n./adj.)
old form: Ouzell
2H4 III.ii.7
By yea and nay, Sir. I dare say my Cousin By yea and no, sir. I dare say my cousinyea and no, byby yes and no [emphatic assertion, replacing a real oath]2H4 III.ii.8
William is become a good Scholler? hee is at Oxford still, William is become a good scholar – he is at Oxford still, 2H4 III.ii.9
is hee not? is he not? 2H4 III.ii.10
Indeede Sir, to my cost. Indeed, sir, to my cost. 2H4 III.ii.11
Hee must then to the Innes of Court shortly: I 'A must then to the Inns o' Court shortly. I 2H4 III.ii.12
was once of Clements Inne; where (I thinke) they will talke was once of Clement's Inn, where I think they will talkClement's InnInn of Chancery, which trained students for the law, near the Strand, London2H4 III.ii.13
of mad Shallow yet. of mad Shallow yet. 2H4 III.ii.14
You were call'd lustie Shallow then (Cousin.) You were called ‘ lusty Shallow ’ then, cousin.lusty (adj.)
old form: lustie
merry, cheerful, lively
2H4 III.ii.15
I was call'd any thing: and I By the mass, I was called anything, and I 2H4 III.ii.16
would haue done any thing indeede too, and roundly too. would have done anything indeed too, and roundly too.roundly (adv.)smartly, briskly, directly2H4 III.ii.17
There was I, and little Iohn Doit of Staffordshire, and There was I, and little John Doit of Staffordshire, and 2H4 III.ii.18
blacke George Bare, and Francis Pick-bone, and Will black George Barnes, and Francis Pickbone, and Will 2H4 III.ii.19
Squele a Cot-sal-man, you had not foure such Swindge-bucklers Squele, a Cotsole man – you had not four such swinge-bucklersswinge-buckler (n.)
old form: Swindge-bucklers
swashbuckler, swaggering ruffian
2H4 III.ii.20
Cotsall, Cotsole (n.)Cotswold Hills; hill range mainly in Gloucestershire
in all the Innes of Court againe: And I may say in all the Inns o' Court again. And I may say 2H4 III.ii.21
to you, wee knew where the Bona-Roba's were, and had to you, we knew where the bona-robas were, and hadbona-roba (n.)high-class prostitute, good quality bit of stuff2H4 III.ii.22
the best of them all at commandement. Then was Iackethe best of them all at commandment. Then was Jackcommandment, commandement (n.)
old form: commandement
command, instruction, order
2H4 III.ii.23
Falstaffe (now Sir Iohn) a Boy, and Page to Thomas Falstaff, now Sir John, a boy, and page to Thomas 2H4 III.ii.24
Mowbray, Duke of Norfolke. Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk. 2H4 III.ii.25
This Sir Iohn (Cousin) that comes hither anon This Sir John, cousin, that comes hither anonanon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently2H4 III.ii.26
about Souldiers? about soldiers? 2H4 III.ii.27
The same Sir Iohn, the very same: I saw him The same Sir John, the very same. I see him 2H4 III.ii.28
breake Scoggan's Head at the Court-Gate, when hee was a break Scoggin's head at the court gate, when 'a was a 2H4 III.ii.29
Crack, not thus high: and the very same day did I fight crack, not thus high; and the very same day did I fightcrack (n.)young rascal, little rogue2H4 III.ii.30
with one Sampson Stock-fish, a Fruiterer, behinde Greyes-with one Sampson Stockfish, a fruiterer, behind Gray'sGray's InnInn of Chancery, which trained students for the law; near Holborn, London2H4 III.ii.31
Inne. Oh the mad dayes that I haue spent! and to Inn. Jesu, Jesu, the mad days that I have spent! And to 2H4 III.ii.32
see how many of mine olde Acquaintance are dead? see how many of my old acquaintance are dead! 2H4 III.ii.33
Wee shall all follow (Cousin.) We shall all follow, cousin. 2H4 III.ii.34
Certaine: 'tis certaine: very sure, very sure: Certain, 'tis certain, very sure, very sure. 2H4 III.ii.35
Death is certaine to all, all shall Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all; all shall 2H4 III.ii.36
dye. How a good Yoke of Bullocks at Stamford Fayre? die. How a good yoke of bullocks at Stamford fair?how (adv.)how much?, at what rate?2H4 III.ii.37
Stamford (n.)market town in Lincolnshire, with a tradition of fairs
yoke (n.)pair, couple, brace
Truly Cousin, I was not there. By my troth, I was not there.troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]2H4 III.ii.38
Death is certaine. Is old Double of your Towne Death is certain. Is old Double of your town 2H4 III.ii.39
liuing yet? living yet? 2H4 III.ii.40
Dead, Sir. Dead, sir. 2H4 III.ii.41
Dead? See, see: hee drew a good Bow: and Jesu, Jesu, dead! 'A drew a good bow, and 2H4 III.ii.42
dead? hee shot a fine shoote. Iohn of Gaunt loued him well, dead! 'A shot a fine shoot. John o' Gaunt loved him well, 2H4 III.ii.43
and betted much Money on his head. Dead? hee would and betted much money on his head. Dead! 'A would 2H4 III.ii.44
haue clapt in the Clowt at Twelue-score, and carryed you have clapped i'th' clout at twelve score, and carried youclout (n.)
old form: Clowt
[archery] pin fixing a target, cloth patch at the centre of a target; mark, bull
2H4 III.ii.45
clap (v.)
old form: clapt
enter, strike, place
carry (v.)
old form: carryed
[archery] send, shoot
a fore-hand Shaft at foureteene, and foure-teene and a halfe, a forehand shaft a fourteen and fourteen and a half,shaft (n.)[long and slender] arrow2H4 III.ii.46
forehand, fore-hand (adj.)[archery] shooting straight ahead
that it would haue done a mans heart good to see. How that it would have done a man's heart good to see. Howhow (adv.)how much?, at what rate?2H4 III.ii.47
a score of Ewes now? a score of ewes now? 2H4 III.ii.48
Thereafter as they be: a score of good Ewes may Thereafter as they be; a score of good ewes maythereafter asaccording as, depending on2H4 III.ii.49
be worth tenne pounds. be worth ten pounds. 2H4 III.ii.50
And is olde Double dead? And is old Double dead? 2H4 III.ii.51
Heere come two of Sir Iohn Falstaffes Men (as I Here come two of Sir John Falstaff's men, as I 2H4 III.ii.52
thinke.) think. 2H4 III.ii.53
Enter Bardolph and his Boy.Enter Bardolph and one with him 2H4 III.ii.54.1
Good-morrow, honest Gentlemen. Good morrow, honest gentlemen.morrow (n.)morning2H4 III.ii.54
I beseech you, which is Iustice Shallow? I beseech you, which is Justice Shallow? 2H4 III.ii.55
I am Robert Shallow (Sir) a poore Esquire of I am Robert Shallow, sir, a poor esquire ofesquire (n.)gentleman, country squire2H4 III.ii.56
this Countie, and one of the Kings Iustices of the Peace: this county, and one of the King's justices of the peace. 2H4 III.ii.57
What is your good pleasure with me? What is your good pleasure with me? 2H4 III.ii.58
My Captaine (Sir) commends him to you: my My captain, sir, commends him to you, mycommend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regards2H4 III.ii.59
Captaine, Sir Iohn Falstaffe: a tall Gentleman, captain Sir John Falstaff, a tall gentleman, by heaven,tall (adj.)brave, valiant, bold2H4 III.ii.60
and a most gallant Leader. and a most gallant leader. 2H4 III.ii.61
Hee greetes me well: (Sir) I knew him a good He greets me well, sir; I knew him a good 2H4 III.ii.62
Back-Sword-man. How doth the good Knight? may I aske, backsword man. How doth the good knight? May I askbacksword (adj.)
old form: Back-Sword
a basket-hilted sword with a single-edged blade and a thin back; later, a sword-like stick with a basketwork hilt, used in fencing practice
2H4 III.ii.63
how my Lady his Wife doth? how my lady his wife doth? 2H4 III.ii.64
Sir, pardon: a Souldier is better accommodated, Sir, pardon; a soldier is better accommodatedaccommodate (v.)furnish, equip2H4 III.ii.65
then with a Wife. than with a wife. 2H4 III.ii.66
It is well said, Sir; and it is well said, It is well said, in faith, sir;, and it is well said 2H4 III.ii.67
indeede, too: Better accommodated? it is good, yea indeed too. ‘ Better accommodated!’ It is good, yea 2H4 III.ii.68
indeede is / good phrases are surely, and euery where indeed is it. Good phrases are surely, and ever were, 2H4 III.ii.69
very commendable. Accommodated, it comes of very commendable. ‘ Accommodated:’ it comes of 2H4 III.ii.70
Accommodo: very good, a good Phrase. accommodo. Very good, a good phrase. 2H4 III.ii.71
Pardon, Sir, I haue heard the word. Phrase Pardon, sir, I have heard the word – phrasephrase (n.)phrasing, language, mode of expression2H4 III.ii.72
call you it? by this Day, I know not the Phrase: but I call you it? By this day, I know not the phrase, but I 2H4 III.ii.73
will maintaine the Word with my Sword, to bee a Souldier-like will maintain the word with my sword to be a soldier-like 2H4 III.ii.74
Word, and a Word of exceeding good Command. word, and a word of exceeding good command, bycommand (n.)authority, commanding power2H4 III.ii.75
Accommodated: that is, when a man is (as they heaven. Accommodated: that is, when a man is, as they 2H4 III.ii.76
say) accommodated: or, when a man is, being whereby he say, accommodated, or when a man is being whereby 'a 2H4 III.ii.77
thought to be accommodated, which is an may be thought to be accommodated; which is an 2H4 III.ii.78
excellent thing. excellent thing. 2H4 III.ii.79
It is very iust: It is very just.just (adj.)
old form: iust
accurate, exact, precise
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Enter Falstaffe.Enter Falstaff 2H4 III.ii.81
Looke, heere comes good Sir Iohn. Giue me your Look, here comes good Sir John. Give me your good 2H4 III.ii.81
hand, giue me your Worships good hand: Trust me, hand, give me your worship's good hand. By my troth, 2H4 III.ii.82
you looke well: and beare your yeares very well. Welcome, you like well, and bear your years very well. Welcome,like (v.)thrive, look, do2H4 III.ii.83
good Sir Iohn. good Sir John. 2H4 III.ii.84
I am glad to see you well, good M. Robert I am glad to see you well, good Master Robert 2H4 III.ii.85
Shallow: Master Sure-card as I thinke? Shallow. Master Surecard, as I think? 2H4 III.ii.86
No sir Iohn, it is my Cosin Silence: in No, Sir John, it is my cousin Silence, in 2H4 III.ii.87
Commission with mee. commission with me.commission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]2H4 III.ii.88
Good M. Silence, it well befits you should Good Master Silence, it well befits you should 2H4 III.ii.89
be of the peace. be of the peace. 2H4 III.ii.90
Your good Worship is welcome. Your good worship is welcome. 2H4 III.ii.91
Fye, this is hot weather (Gentlemen) haue you Fie, this is hot weather, gentlemen. Have you 2H4 III.ii.92
prouided me heere halfe a dozen of sufficient men? provided me here half a dozen sufficient men?sufficient (adj.)able, capable, competent2H4 III.ii.93
Marry haue we sir: Will you sit? Marry, have we, sir. Will you sit?marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary2H4 III.ii.94
Let me see them, I beseech you. Let me see them, I beseech you. 2H4 III.ii.95
Where's the Roll? Where's the Roll? Where's Where's the roll? Where's the roll? Where's 2H4 III.ii.96
the Roll? Let me see, let me see, let me see: so, so, so, so: the roll? Let me see, let me see, let me see. So, so, so, 2H4 III.ii.97
yea marry Sir. Raphe Mouldie: let them so, so, so, so. Yea, marry, sir. Rafe Mouldy! Let them 2H4 III.ii.98
appeare as I call: let them do so, let them do so: Let mee appear as I call, let them do so, let them do so. Let me 2H4 III.ii.99
see, Where is Mouldie? see – where is Mouldy? 2H4 III.ii.100
Enter Mouldy 2H4 III.ii.101
Heere, if it please you. Here, an't please you. 2H4 III.ii.101
What thinke you (Sir Iohn) a good limb'd What think you, Sir John? A good-limbed 2H4 III.ii.102
fellow: yong, strong, and of good friends. fellow, young, strong, and of good friends.friend (n.)relation, relative, kinsman2H4 III.ii.103
Is thy name Mouldie? Is thy name Mouldy? 2H4 III.ii.104
Yea, if it please you. Yea, an't please you. 2H4 III.ii.105
'Tis the more time thou wert vs'd. 'Tis the more time thou wert used. 2H4 III.ii.106
Ha, ha, ha, most excellent. Things Ha, ha, ha! Most excellent, i'faith! Things 2H4 III.ii.107
that are mouldie, lacke vse: very singular good. that are mouldy lack use! Very singular good, in faith, 2H4 III.ii.108
Well saide Sir Iohn, very well said. well said, Sir John, very well said. 2H4 III.ii.109
Pricke him. Prick him.prick down, prick (v.)
old form: Pricke
mark (down), put on a list, record in writing
2H4 III.ii.110
I was prickt well enough before, if you could I was pricked well enough before, an you couldpricked (adj.)
old form: prickt
[of wine] soured, gone off
2H4 III.ii.111
and, an (conj.)if, whether
haue let me alone: my old Dame will be vndone now, for have let me alone. My old dame will be undone now forundone (adj.)
old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
2H4 III.ii.112
undo (v.)bring to naught
dame (n.)woman, girl
one to doe her Husbandry, and her Drudgery; you need one to do her husbandry and her drudgery. You needhusbandry (n.)household work, chores2H4 III.ii.113
not to haue prickt me, there are other men fitter to not to have pricked me; there are other men fitter to 2H4 III.ii.114
goe out, then I. go out than I. 2H4 III.ii.115
Go too: peace Mouldie, you shall goe. Mouldie, Go to! Peace, Mouldy; you shall go, Mouldy; 2H4 III.ii.116
it is time you were spent. it is time you were spent.spend (v.)use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an end2H4 III.ii.117
Spent? Spent? 2H4 III.ii.118
Peace, fellow, peace; stand aside: Know you Peace, fellow, peace – stand aside. Know you 2H4 III.ii.119
where you are? For the other sir Iohn: Let me see: where you are? For th' other, Sir John – let me see. 2H4 III.ii.120
Simon Shadow. Simon Shadow! 2H4 III.ii.121
Enter Shadow 2H4 III.ii.122
I marry, let me haue him to sit vnder: he's Yea, marry, let me have him to sit under. He's 2H4 III.ii.122
like to be a cold souldier. like to be a cold soldier.like (adv.)likely, probable / probably2H4 III.ii.123
cold (adj.)calm, cool, deliberate
Where's Shadow?Where's Shadow? 2H4 III.ii.124
Heere sir. Here, sir. 2H4 III.ii.125
Shadow, whose sonne art thou? Shadow, whose son art thou? 2H4 III.ii.126
My Mothers sonne, Sir. My mother's son, sir. 2H4 III.ii.127
Thy Mothers sonne: like enough, and thy Thy mother's son! Like enough, and thylike (adv.)likely, probable / probably2H4 III.ii.128
Fathers shadow: so the sonne of the Female, is the shadow father's shadow. So the son of the female is the shadow 2H4 III.ii.129
of the Male: it is often so indeede, but not of the of the male; it is often so, indeed – but much of the 2H4 III.ii.130
Fathers substance. father's substance! 2H4 III.ii.131
Do you like him, sir Iohn? Do you like him, Sir John? 2H4 III.ii.132
Shadow will serue for Summer: pricke him: For Shadow will serve for summer. Prick him, for 2H4 III.ii.133
wee haue a number of shadowes to fill vppe the Muster-Booke. we have a number of shadows fill up the muster-book.shadow (n.)fictitious name, invented man2H4 III.ii.134
Thomas Wart? Thomas Wart! 2H4 III.ii.135
Enter Wart 2H4 III.ii.136
Where's he? Where's he? 2H4 III.ii.136
Heere sir. Here, sir. 2H4 III.ii.137
Is thy name Wart? Is thy name Wart? 2H4 III.ii.138
Yea sir. Yea, sir. 2H4 III.ii.139
Thou art a very ragged Wart. Thou art a very ragged Wart.ragged (adj.)dressed in rags, unkempt, tattered2H4 III.ii.140
Shall I pricke him downe, Sir Iohn? Shall I prick him, Sir John? 2H4 III.ii.141
It were superfluous: for his apparrel is built It were superfluous, for his apparel is builtapparel (n.)
old form: apparrel
clothes, clothing, dress
2H4 III.ii.142
vpon his backe, and the whole frame stands vpon pins: upon his back, and the whole frame stands upon pins.pin (n.)peg [to hold things together]2H4 III.ii.143
stand upon (v.)
old form: vpon
depend on, rely upon, hinge on
prick him no more. Prick him no more. 2H4 III.ii.144
Ha, ha, ha, you can do it sir: you can doe it: Ha, ha, ha! You can do it, sir, you can do it; 2H4 III.ii.145
I commend you well. Francis Feeble. I commend you well. Francis Feeble!commend (v.)praise, admire, extol2H4 III.ii.146
Enter Feeble 2H4 III.ii.147
Heere sir. Here, sir. 2H4 III.ii.147
What Trade art thou Feeble? What trade art thou, Feeble? 2H4 III.ii.148
A Womans Taylor sir. A woman's tailor, sir. 2H4 III.ii.149
Shall I pricke him, sir? Shall I prick him, sir? 2H4 III.ii.150
You may: But if he had beene a mans Taylor, You may; but if he had been a man's tailor 2H4 III.ii.151
he would haue prick'd you. Wilt thou make as many holes in he'd ha' pricked you. Wilt thou make as many holes inprick (v.)
old form: prick'd
dress up, deck out
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an enemies Battaile, as thou hast done in a Womans an enemy's battle as thou hast done in a woman'sbattle (n.)
old form: Battaile
battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
2H4 III.ii.153
petticote? petticoat?petticoat (n.)long skirt2H4 III.ii.154
I will doe my good will sir, you can haue no more. I will do my good will, sir; you can have no more. 2H4 III.ii.155
Well said, good Womans Tailour: Well sayde Well said, good woman's tailor! Well said, 2H4 III.ii.156
Couragious Feeble: thou wilt bee as valiant as the courageous Feeble! Thou wilt be as valiant as the 2H4 III.ii.157
wrathfull Doue, or most magnanimous Mouse. Pricke the wrathful dove or most magnanimous mouse. Prick themagnanimous (adj.)valiant, heroic, courageous2H4 III.ii.158
womans Taylour well Master Shallow, deepe Maister woman's tailor well, Master Shallow; deep, Master 2H4 III.ii.159
Shallow. Shallow. 2H4 III.ii.160
I would Wart might haue gone sir. I would Wart might have gone, sir. 2H4 III.ii.161
I would thou wert a mans Tailor, that yu I would thou wert a man's tailor, that thou 2H4 III.ii.162
might'st mend him, and make him fit to goe. I cannot put mightst mend him and make him fit to go. I cannot putput (v.)enlist, call up [as]2H4 III.ii.163
him to a priuate souldier, that is the Leader of so many him to a private soldier, that is the leader of so many 2H4 III.ii.164
thousands. Let that suffice, most Forcible Feeble. thousands. Let that suffice, most forcible Feeble. 2H4 III.ii.165
It shall suffice. It shall suffice, sir. 2H4 III.ii.166
I am bound to thee, reuerend Feeble. Who is I am bound to thee, reverend Feeble. Who isreverend (adj.)
old form: reuerend
revered, worthy, respected
2H4 III.ii.167
the next? next? 2H4 III.ii.168
Peter Bulcalfe of the Greene. Peter Bullcalf o'th' green! 2H4 III.ii.169
Enter Bullcalf 2H4 III.ii.170
Yea marry, let vs see Bulcalfe. Yea, marry, let's see Bullcalf. 2H4 III.ii.170
Heere sir. Here, sir. 2H4 III.ii.171
Trust me, a likely Fellow. Come, pricke me Bulcalfe 'Fore God, a likely fellow! Come, prick Bullcalf 2H4 III.ii.172
till he roare againe. till he roar again. 2H4 III.ii.173
Oh, good my Lord Captaine. O Lord, good my lord captain –  2H4 III.ii.174
What? do'st thou roare before th'art prickt. What, dost thou roar before thou art pricked? 2H4 III.ii.175
Oh sir, I am a diseased man. O Lord, sir, I am a diseased man. 2H4 III.ii.176
What disease hast thou? What disease hast thou? 2H4 III.ii.177
A whorson cold sir, a cough sir, which I A whoreson cold, sir, a cough, sir, which Iwhoreson (adj.)
old form: whorson
[abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
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caught with Ringing in the Kings affayres, vpon his caught with ringing in the King's affairs upon his 2H4 III.ii.179
Coronation day, sir. coronation day, sir.day (n.)anniversary2H4 III.ii.180
Come, thou shalt go to the Warres in a Gowne: Come, thou shalt go to the wars in a gown.gown (n.)
old form: Gowne
dressing-gown, nightgown
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we will haue away thy Cold, and I will take such order, We will have away thy cold, and I will take such orderorder, takemake arrangements2H4 III.ii.182
that thy friends shall ring for thee. Is heere all? that thy friends shall ring for thee. Is here all? 2H4 III.ii.183
There is two more called then your number: Here is two more called than your number. 2H4 III.ii.184
you must haue but foure heere sir, and so I pray you You must have but four here, sir; and so, I pray you, 2H4 III.ii.185
go in with me to dinner. go in with me to dinner. 2H4 III.ii.186
Come, I will goe drinke with you, but I cannot Come, I will go drink with you, but I cannot 2H4 III.ii.187
tarry dinner. I am glad to see you in good troth, Master tarry dinner. I am glad to see you, by my troth, Mastertarry (v.)stay for, wait for, allow time for2H4 III.ii.188
Shallow. Shallow. 2H4 III.ii.189
O sir Iohn, doe you remember since wee lay all O, Sir John, do you remember since we lay all 2H4 III.ii.190
night in the Winde-mill, in S. Georges Field. night in the Windmill in Saint George's Field?Saint George's Fieldarea of Southwark, London, well known for its brothels2H4 III.ii.191
No more of that good Master Shallow: No more of that. No more of that, Master Shallow. 2H4 III.ii.192
Ha? it was a merry night. And is Iane Night-worke Ha, 'twas a merry night! And is Jane Nightwork 2H4 III.ii.193
aliue? alive? 2H4 III.ii.194
She liues, M. Shallow. She lives, Master Shallow. 2H4 III.ii.195
She neuer could away with me. She never could away with me.away with (v.)get on with, bear, endure2H4 III.ii.196
Neuer, neuer: she would alwayes say shee could Never, never. She would always say she could 2H4 III.ii.197
not abide M. Shallow. not abide Master Shallow. 2H4 III.ii.198
I could anger her to the heart: sheeBy the mass, I could anger her to th' heart. She 2H4 III.ii.199
was then a Bona-Roba. Doth she hold her owne well. was then a bona-roba. Doth she hold her own well?bona-roba (n.)high-class prostitute, good quality bit of stuff2H4 III.ii.200
Old, old, M. Shallow. Old, old, Master Shallow. 2H4 III.ii.201
Nay, she must be old, she cannot choose but Nay, she must be old, she cannot choose butchoose, cannothave no alternative, cannot do otherwise2H4 III.ii.202
be old: certaine shee's old: and had Robin Night-worke, by be old, certain she's old, and had Robin Nightwork by 2H4 III.ii.203
old Night-worke, before I came to Clements Inne. old Nightwork before I came to Clement's Inn. 2H4 III.ii.204
That's fiftie fiue yeeres agoe. That's fifty-five year ago. 2H4 III.ii.205
Hah, Cousin Silence, that thou hadst seene that, Ha, cousin Silence, that thou hadst seen that 2H4 III.ii.206
that this Knight and I haue seene: hah, Sir Iohn, said I that this knight and I have seen! Ha, Sir John, said I 2H4 III.ii.207
well? well? 2H4 III.ii.208
Wee haue heard the Chymes at mid-night, Master We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master 2H4 III.ii.209
Shallow. Shallow. 2H4 III.ii.210
That wee haue, that wee haue; in That we have, that we have, that we have! In 2H4 III.ii.211
faith, Sir Iohn, wee haue: our watch-word was, Hem-faith, Sir John, we have. Our watchword was ‘ Hem, hem (int.)[drinking call] make a noise like ‘ahem’; clear the throat2H4 III.ii.212
Boyes. Come, let's to Dinner; come, let's to Dinner: boys!’ Come, let's to dinner; come, let's to dinner. 2H4 III.ii.213
Oh the dayes that wee haue seene. Come, come. Jesus, the days that we have seen! Come, come. 2H4 III.ii.214
Exeunt Falstaff, Shallow, and Silence 2H4 III.ii.214
Good Master Corporate Bardolph, stand my Good Master Corporate Bardolph, stand mystand (v.)act as, be, hold good as2H4 III.ii.215
corporate (n.)malapropism for ‘corporal’
friend, and heere is foure Harry tenne shillings in French friend – and here's four Harry ten shillings in FrenchHarry ten shillingscoin (from the reign of Henry VII) valued at five shillings2H4 III.ii.216
Crownes for you: in very truth, sir, I had as lief be crowns for you. In very truth, sir, I had as lief becrown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllings2H4 III.ii.217
lief, had asshould like just as much
very (adj.)[intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
hang'd sir, as goe: and yet, for mine owne part, sir, I do hanged, sir, as go. And yet for mine own part, sir, I do 2H4 III.ii.218
not care; but rather, because I am vnwilling, and for not care, but rather because I am unwilling, and, for 2H4 III.ii.219
mine owne part, haue a desire to stay with my friends: mine own part, have a desire to stay with my friends; 2H4 III.ii.220
else, sir, I did not care, for mine owne part, so much. else, sir, I did not care, for mine own part, so much. 2H4 III.ii.221
Go-too: stand aside. Go to; stand aside. 2H4 III.ii.222
And good Master Corporall Captaine, for my old And, good Master Corporal Captain, for my old 2H4 III.ii.223
Dames sake, stand my friend: shee hath no body to doe dame's sake stand my friend. She has nobody to dostand (v.)act as, be, hold good as2H4 III.ii.224
dame (n.)woman, girl
any thing about her, when I am gone: and she is old, and anything about her when I am gone, and she is old and 2H4 III.ii.225
cannot helpe her selfe: you shall haue fortie, sir. cannot help herself. You shall have forty, sir. 2H4 III.ii.226
Go-too: stand aside. Go to; stand aside. 2H4 III.ii.227
I care not, a man can die but once: By my troth, I care not; a man can die but once: 2H4 III.ii.228
wee owe a death. I will neuer beare a base minde: if it we owe God a death. I'll ne'er bear a base mind. An't,base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy2H4 III.ii.229
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne
old form: beare
keep, present, show
be my destinie, so: if it be not, so: no man is too good be my destiny, so; an't be not, so. No man's too good 2H4 III.ii.230
to serue his Prince: and let it goe which way it will, heto serve's prince; and, let it go which way it will, he 2H4 III.ii.231
that dies this yeere, is quit for the next. that dies this year is quit for the next.quit (adj.)freed [from], relieved [of]2H4 III.ii.232
Well said, thou art a good fellow. Well said; th'art a good fellow. 2H4 III.ii.233
Nay, I will beare no base minde. Faith, I'll bear no base mind. 2H4 III.ii.234
Enter Falstaff and the Justices 2H4 III.ii.235
Come sir, which men shall I haue? Come, sir, which men shall I have? 2H4 III.ii.235
Foure of which you please. Four of which you please. 2H4 III.ii.236
(aside to Falstaff) 2H4 III.ii.237
Sir, a word with you: I haue Sir, a word with you. I have 2H4 III.ii.237
three pound, to free Mouldie and Bull-calfe. three pound to free Mouldy and Bullcalf. 2H4 III.ii.238
Go-too: well. Go to, well. 2H4 III.ii.239
Come, sir Iohn, which foure will you haue? Come, Sir John, which four will you have? 2H4 III.ii.240
Doe you chuse for me. Do you choose for me. 2H4 III.ii.241
Marry then, Mouldie, Bull-calfe, Feeble, and Marry, then, Mouldy, Bullcalf, Feeble, and 2H4 III.ii.242
Shadow. Shadow. 2H4 III.ii.243
Mouldie, and Bull-calfe: for you Mouldie, stayat Mouldy and Bullcalf: for you, Mouldy, stay at 2H4 III.ii.244
home, till you are past seruice: and for your part, home till you are past service; and for your part, 2H4 III.ii.245
Bull-calfe, grow till you come vnto it: I will none of you. Bullcalf, grow till you come unto it. I will none of you.come to (v.)
old form: vnto
achieve, attain, arrive at
2H4 III.ii.246
Sir Iohn, Sir Iohn, doe not your selfe wrong, Sir John, Sir John, do not yourself wrong: 2H4 III.ii.247
they are your likelyest men, and I would haue you seru'd they are your likeliest men, and I would have you served 2H4 III.ii.248
with the best. with the best. 2H4 III.ii.249
Will you tell me (Master Shallow) how to Will you tell me, Master Shallow, how to 2H4 III.ii.250
chuse a man? Care I for the Limbe, the Thewes, the choose a man? Care I for the limb, the thews, thethews (n.)
old form: Thewes
muscles, sinews, bodily strength
2H4 III.ii.251
stature, bulke, and bigge assemblance of a man? giue mee stature, bulk, and big assemblance of a man? Give meassemblance (n.)appearance, display, composition2H4 III.ii.252
the spirit (Master Shallow.) Where's Wart? you see whatthe spirit, Master Shallow. Here's Wart; you see what 2H4 III.ii.253
a ragged appearance it is: hee shall charge you, and a ragged appearance it is. 'A shall charge you, andcharge (v.)load [a gun]2H4 III.ii.254
discharge you, with the motion of a Pewterers Hammer: discharge you, with the motion of a pewterer's hammer,pewterer (n.)maker of pewter utensils2H4 III.ii.255
discharge (v.)fire [a gun]
come off, and on, swifter then hee that gibbets on the come off and on swifter than he that gibbets on thegibbet (v.)[unclear meaning] hang [as on a gibbet]2H4 III.ii.256
Brewers Bucket. And this same halfe-fac'd fellow, brewer's bucket. And this same half-faced fellowhalf-faced (adj.)
old form: halfe-fac'd
thin-faced, with a pinched look
2H4 III.ii.257
bucket (n.)beam, yoke [for hoisting or carrying]
Shadow, giue me this man: hee presents no marke to the Shadow; give me this man: he presents no mark to the 2H4 III.ii.258
Enemie, the foe-man may with as great ayme leuell at the enemy – the foeman may with as great aim level at thelevel at (v.)
old form: leuell
aim for, have as a target
2H4 III.ii.259
aim (n.)
old form: ayme
target, object, goal
edge of a Pen-knife: and for a Retrait, how swiftly will edge of a penknife. And for a retreat, how swiftly will 2H4 III.ii.260
this Feeble, the Womans Taylor, runne off. O, giue me the this Feeble the woman's tailor run off! O, give me the 2H4 III.ii.261
spare men, and spare me the great ones. Put me a Calyuer spare men, and spare me the great ones. Put me a caliverspare (adj.)lean, thin, gaunt2H4 III.ii.262
caliver (n.)
old form: Calyuer
type of lightweight musket
into Warts hand, Bardolph. into Wart's hand, Bardolph. 2H4 III.ii.263
Hold Wart, Trauerse: thus, thus, thus. Hold, Wart, traverse. Thas! Thas! Thas!traverse (v.)
old form: Trauerse
[unclear meaning] take aim, about turn
2H4 III.ii.264
Come, manage me your Calyuer: so: very well, Come, manage me your caliver. So, very well!manage (v.)wield, handle, use2H4 III.ii.265
go-too, very good, exceeding good. O, giue me alwayes Go to, very good! Exceeding good! O, give me alwaysexceeding (adv.)exceedingly, extremely, very2H4 III.ii.266
a little, leane, old, chopt, bald Shot. Well said a little, lean, old, chopped, bald shot. Well said, i'faith!chopped, chopt (adj.)dried up, fissured, cracked2H4 III.ii.267
shot (n.)armed soldier, gunner, marksman
said, wellwell done
Wart, thou art a good Scab: hold, there is a Tester for thee. Wart, th'art a good scab. Hold, there's a tester for thee.scab (n.)scurvy fellow, scoundrel, villain2H4 III.ii.268
tester, testril (n.)sixpenny piece
Hee is not his Crafts-master, hee doth not doe it He is not his craft's master; he doth not do it 2H4 III.ii.269
right. I remember at Mile-end-Greene, when I lay at right. I remember at Mile End Green, when I lay atlie (v.)live, dwell, reside, lodge2H4 III.ii.270
Clements Inne, I was then Sir Dagonet in ArthursClement's Inn – I was then Sir Dagonet in Arthur'sDagonet, Sir[pron: 'dagonet] King Arthur's fool2H4 III.ii.271
Show: there was a little quiuer fellow, and hee would show – there was a little quiver fellow, and 'a wouldquiver (adj.)
old form: quiuer
nimble, quick, active
2H4 III.ii.272
show (n.)spectacle, display, ceremony
manage you his Peece thus: and hee would about, and manage you his piece thus, and 'a would about, andmanage (v.)wield, handle, use2H4 III.ii.273
piece (n.)
old form: Peece
cannon, piece of artillery, fire-arm
about, and come you in, and come you in: Rah, tah, about, and come you in, and come you in, ‘ Rah, tah,come in (v.)approach, move towards2H4 III.ii.274
tah, would hee say, Bownce would hee say, and away tah!’ would 'a say. ‘ Bounce!’ would 'a say. And away 2H4 III.ii.275
againe would hee goe, and againe would he come: I shall again would 'a go, and again would 'a come. I shall 2H4 III.ii.276
neuer see such a fellow. ne'er see such a fellow. 2H4 III.ii.277
These fellowes will doe well, Master Shallow. These fellows will do well, Master Shallow. 2H4 III.ii.278
Farewell Master Silence, I will not vse many God keep you, Master Silence; I will not use many 2H4 III.ii.279
wordes with you: fare you well, Gentlemen both: I thanke words with you. Fare you well, gentlemen both; I thankfare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]2H4 III.ii.280
you: I must a dozen mile to night. Bardolph, giue the you. I must a dozen mile tonight. Bardolph, give the 2H4 III.ii.281
Souldiers Coates. soldiers coats.coat (n.)
old form: Coates
coat-of-mail, surcoat
2H4 III.ii.282
Sir Iohn, Heauen blesse you, and prosper Sir John, the Lord bless you! God prosper 2H4 III.ii.283
your Affaires, and send vs Peace. As you returne, visit your affairs! God send us peace! At your return, visit 2H4 III.ii.284
my house. Let our old acquaintance be renewed: my house; let our old acquaintance be renewed. 2H4 III.ii.285
peraduenture I will with you to the Court. Peradventure I will with ye to the court. 2H4 III.ii.286
I would you would, Master Shallow. 'Fore God, would you would. 2H4 III.ii.287
Go-too: I haue spoke at a word. Fare you well. Go to; I have spoke at a word. God keep you!word, at ain a word, once and for all, in short2H4 III.ii.288
Fare you well, gentle Gentlemen. Fare you well, gentle gentlemen.gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble2H4 III.ii.289
Exit.Exeunt Shallow and Silence 2H4 III.ii.289
On Bardolph, leade the men away. On, Bardolph, lead the men away. 2H4 III.ii.290
Exeunt Bardolph and the recruits 2H4 III.ii.290
As I returne, I will fetch off these Iustices: I doe see the As I return, I will fetch off these justices. I do see thefetch off (v.)fleece, trick, get the better of2H4 III.ii.291
bottome of Iustice Shallow. How subiect wee bottom of Justice Shallow. Lord, Lord, how subject we 2H4 III.ii.292
old men are to this vice of Lying? This same staru'd old men are to this vice of lying! This same starvedstarved (adj.)
old form: staru'd
scrawny, lean, emaciated
2H4 III.ii.293
Iustice hath done nothing but prate to me of the wildenesse justice hath done nothing but prate to me of the wildnessprate (v.)prattle, chatter, blather2H4 III.ii.294
of his Youth, and the Feates hee hath done about Turnball-of his youth, and the feats he hath done about TurnbullTurnbull Streetdisreputable London East End street, peopled by thieves and prostitutes2H4 III.ii.295
street, and euery third word a Lye, duer pay'd to the Street, and every third word a lie, duer paid to thedue (adv.)
old form: duer
duly, dutifully, fully
2H4 III.ii.296
hearer, then the Turkes Tribute. I doe remember him at hearer than the Turk's tribute. I do remember him atTurk (n.)Sultan of Turkey2H4 III.ii.297
Clements Inne, like a man made after Supper, of a Clement's Inn, like a man made after supper of a 2H4 III.ii.298
Cheese-paring. When hee was naked, hee was, for all the cheese-paring. When 'a was naked, he was for all the 2H4 III.ii.299
world, like a forked Radish, with a Head fantastically world like a forked radish, with a head fantastically 2H4 III.ii.300
caru'd vpon it with a Knife. Hee was so forlorne, that his carved upon it with a knife. 'A was so forlorn that hisforlorn (adj.)
old form: forlorne
meagre, puny, scrawny
2H4 III.ii.301
Dimensions (to any thicke sight) were inuincible. Hee was dimensions to any thick sight were invincible. 'A wasthick (adj.)
old form: thicke
dull, dim, poor
2H4 III.ii.302
the very Genius of Famine: the very genius of famine, yet lecherous as a monkey,genius (n.)soul, spirit, being2H4 III.ii.303
hee came euer in and the whores called him mandrake. 'A came ever inmandrake (n.)variety of poisonous plant [whose long forked root was thought to resemble a man's legs and private parts; thus, with aphrodisiac properties]2H4 III.ii.304
the rere-ward of the Fashion: the rearward of the fashion, and sung those tunes to therearward of, in the (prep.)
old form: rere-ward
in the rear of, following on behind
2H4 III.ii.305
overscutched housewives that he heard the carmenoverscutched (adj.)[unclear meaning] well-beaten, often whipped2H4 III.ii.306
housewife, huswife (n.)[pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
carman (n.)carter, carrier, wagoner
whistle, and sware they were his fancies or his good-nights.good-night, good night (n.)night-time serenade2H4 III.ii.307
fancy (n.)impromptu composition, musical invention
And now is this Vices Dagger become a Squire, And now is this Vice's dagger become a squire,vice (n.)(usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester; a character representing vice in morality plays2H4 III.ii.308
and talkes as familiarly of Iohn of Gaunt, as if hee had and talks as familiarly of John o' Gaunt as if he had 2H4 III.ii.309
beene sworne Brother to him: and Ile be sworne hee neuer been sworn brother to him, and I'll be sworn 'a ne'erbrother, sworn
old form: sworne
companion-in-arms, devoted friend
2H4 III.ii.310
saw him but once in the Tilt-yard, and then he burst his saw him but once in the tilt-yard, and then he burst histilt-yard (n.)tournament ground2H4 III.ii.311
burst (v.)crack, split open
Head, for crowding among the Marshals men. I saw it, head for crowding among the marshal's men. I saw it 2H4 III.ii.312
and told Iohn of Gaunt, hee beat his owne Name, for you and told John o' Gaunt he beat his own name, for you 2H4 III.ii.313
might haue truss'd him and all his Apparrell into an might have thrust him and all his apparel into anapparel (n.)
old form: Apparrell
clothes, clothing, dress
2H4 III.ii.314
Eele-skinne: the Case of a Treble Hoe-boy was a Mansion for eel-skin – the case of a treble hautboy was a mansion forhautboy (n.)
old form: Hoeboy
type of musical instrument; oboe
2H4 III.ii.315
case (n.)holder, covering, receptacle
him: a Court: and now hath hee Land, and Beeues. Well, I will him, a court. And now has he land and beefs. Well, I'llbeefs (n.)
old form: Beeues
fat cattle, oxen
2H4 III.ii.316
be acquainted with him, if I returne: and it shall goe hard, be acquainted with him if I return, and't shall go hard 2H4 III.ii.317
but I will make him a Philosophers two Stones to me. If but I will make him a philosopher's two stones to me. Ifphilosopher's two stones
old form: Philosophers
two hypothetical means of (i) giving eternal youth and (ii) turning base metals into gold
2H4 III.ii.318
the young Dace be a Bayt for the old Pike, I see no the young dace be a bait for the old pike, I see nodace (n.)type of small fish, used as a bait2H4 III.ii.319
reason, in the Law of Nature, but I may snap at him. Let reason in the law of nature but I may snap at him. Letreason (n.)alternative, choice, possibility2H4 III.ii.320
time shape, and there an end.time shape, and there an end. 2H4 III.ii.321
Exeunt.Exit 2H4 III.ii.321
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