Henry IV, Part 1

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 2 Scene 1

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CHAMBERLAIN

Nay, rather let me have it as you are a false thief.

CHAMBERLAIN

I’d rather have you swear by your reputation as a dishonest thief.

GADSHILL

Go to. Homo is a common name to all men. Bid the ostler bring my gelding out of the stable. Farewell, you muddy knave.

GADSHILL

Whatever. I’m a true man, even if I’m a dishonest thief. Tell the stable-boy to get my horse. Farewell, you fool.
Exeunt
They exit.