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MISTRESS QUICKLY

Marry, my lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you. He says he comes from your father.

MISTRESS QUICKLY

Indeed, my lord. There’s a nobleman from the royal court at the door, and he wants to speak with you. He says your father sent him.

PRINCE HENRY

255Give him as much as will make him a royal man and send him back again to my mother.

PRINCE HENRY

Give him some coins and send him right back to my mother.

FALSTAFF

What manner of man is he?

FALSTAFF

What kind of man is he?

MISTRESS QUICKLY

An old man.

MISTRESS QUICKLY

An old man.

FALSTAFF

What doth Gravity out of his bed at midnight? Shall I give him his answer?

FALSTAFF

What is an old man doing out of bed at midnight? Do you want me to talk to him?

PRINCE HENRY

Prithee do, Jack.

PRINCE HENRY

Please do, Jack.

FALSTAFF

Faith, and I’ll send him packing.

FALSTAFF

Truly, I’ll send him on his way.
Exit FALSTAFF
FALSTAFF exits.

PRINCE HENRY

Now, sirs. By 'r lady, you fought fair.—So did you, Peto.— So did you, Bardolph.—You are lions too. You ran away upon instinct. You will not touch the true Prince. No, fie!

PRINCE HENRY

Now, men: by God, you fought well. So did you, Peto, and you, Bardolph. You must be lions, too, since your instinct told you to run away. You wouldn’t touch the true Prince; no, indeed!

BARDOLPH

Faith, I ran when I saw others run.

BARDOLPH

Honestly, I ran when I saw the others run.

PRINCE HENRY

Faith, tell me now in earnest, how came Falstaff’s sword so hacked?

PRINCE HENRY

Okay, now tell me the truth. How did Falstaff’s sword get broken like that?

PETO

Why, he hacked it with his dagger and said he would swear truth out of England but he would make you believe it was done in fight, and persuaded us to do the like.

PETO

He hacked away at it with his dagger. He said he would swear up and down to make you believe that it happened in a fight, and he made us do the same.

BARDOLPH

Yea, and to tickle our noses with speargrass to make them bleed, and then to beslubber our garments with it, and swear it was the blood of true men. I did that I did not this seven year before: I blushed to hear his monstrous devices.

BARDOLPH

Yes, and he made us rub our noses with rough weeds until they started to bleed, then smear our clothes with the blood and swear that it was from the men we fought. When he told me the crazy things he wanted us to do, I did something I haven’t done in seven years: I blushed.