EPILOGUE
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FIRST, my Feare: then, my Curtsie: last, my Speech. First, my fear; then, my curtsy; last, my speech.2H4 epilogue.1

My Feare, is your Displeasure: My Curtsie, my Dutie: My fear is your displeasure; my curtsy, my duty;2H4 epilogue.2
And my speech, to Begge your Pardons. If you looke for a and my speech, to beg your pardons. If you look for a2H4 epilogue.3
good speech now, you vndoe me: For what I haue to say,good speech now, you undo me, for what I have to say2H4 epilogue.4
is of mine owne making: and what (indeed) I should say,is of mine own making; and what indeed I should say2H4 epilogue.5
will (I doubt) prooue mine owne marring. But to thewill, I doubt, prove mine own marring. But to the2H4 epilogue.6
Purpose, and so to the Venture. Be it knowne to you (as itpurpose, and so to the venture. Be it known to you, as it2H4 epilogue.7
is very well) I was lately heere in the end of a displeasing is very well, I was lately here in the end of a displeasing2H4 epilogue.8
Play, to pray your Patience for it, and to promise you aplay, to pray your patience for it, and to promise you a2H4 epilogue.9
Better: I did meane (indeede) to pay you with this, which if better. I meant indeed to pay you with this, which, if2H4 epilogue.10
(like an ill Venture) it come vnluckily home, I breake; and like an ill venture it come unluckily home, I break, and2H4 epilogue.11
you, my gentle Creditors lose. Heere I promist you I you, my gentle creditors, lose. Here I promised you I2H4 epilogue.12
would be, and heere I commit my Bodie to your Mercies: would be, and here I commit my body to your mercies.2H4 epilogue.13
Bate me some, and I will pay you some, and (as most Bate me some, and I will pay you some, and, as most2H4 epilogue.14
Debtors do) promise you infinitely. and so kneele downe debtors do, promise you infinitely. And so I kneel down2H4 epilogue.15
before you; But (indeed) to pray for the Queene. before you – but, indeed, to pray for the Queen.2H4 epilogue.16

If my Tongue cannot entreate you to acquit me: will
If my Tongue cannot entreate you to acquit me: willIf my tongue cannot entreat you to acquit me, will2H4 epilogue.17
you command me to use my Legges? And yet that wereyou command me to use my legs? And yet that were2H4 epilogue.18
but light payment, to Dance out of your debt: But abut light payment, to dance out of your debt. But a2H4 epilogue.19
good Conscience, will make any possible satisfaction, good conscience will make any possible satisfaction,2H4 epilogue.20
and so will I. All these Gentlewomen heere, haue forgiuen and so would I. All the gentlewomen here have forgiven2H4 epilogue.21
me, if the Gentlemen will not, then the Gentlemen do me. If the gentlemen will not, then the gentlemen do2H4 epilogue.22
not agree with the Gentlewomen, which was neuer seene before, not agree with the gentlewomen, which was never seen2H4 epilogue.23
in such an Assembly. in such an assembly.2H4 epilogue.24
One word more, I beseech you: if you be not too
One word more, I beseech you: if you be not tooOne word more, I beseech you. If you be not too2H4 epilogue.25
much cloid with Fat Meate, our humble Author will much cloyed with fat meat, our humble author will2H4 epilogue.26
continue the Story (with Sir Iohn in it) and make you continue the story, with Sir John in it, and make you2H4 epilogue.27
merry, with faire Katherine of France: where (for any thingmerry with fair Katharine of France – where, for anything2H4 epilogue.28
I know) Falstaffe shall dye of a sweat, vnlesse already I know, Falstaff shall die of a sweat, unless already2H4 epilogue.29
he be kill'd with your hard Opinions: For Old-Castle dyed 'a be killed with your hard opinions; for Oldcastle died2H4 epilogue.30
a Martyr, and this is not the man. My Tongue is wearie, martyr, and this is not the man. My tongue is weary;2H4 epilogue.31
when my Legs are too, I will bid you good night; when my legs are too, I will bid you good night.2H4 epilogue.33
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