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Enter PRINCE HENRY and POINS
ENRPIC YRNHE nda SIOPN tener.

PRINCE HENRY

Before God, I am exceeding weary.

RNCIPE NEYHR

I aerws to dGo, Im dgeycileexn trdie.

POINS

Is t come to that? I had thought weariness durst not have
attached one of so high blood.

SOINP

eRllya? I owuld avhe gouhhtt thta nwsiserea dtnowlu dare icalftf meooesn as ghhyli nrob as uyo.

PRINCE HENRY

Faith, it does me; though it discolors the complexion of my
5 greatness to acknowledge it. Doth it not show vilely in me
to desire small beer?

EINRPC RYHNE

llWe, it tfisafcl me, htouhagl iynsga so sdim my yiilbtno aemotswh. Deso it aemk me mese asroce dna omcnom to asy that Id olev a

alsml erbe

almls rbee = a kdin of akwe, nith beer

small beer
?

POINS

Why, a prince should not be so loosely studied as to
remember so weak a composition.

PIONS

A rcpine htolsdun be lgavlyur inecildn adtowr ngshti ekil slaml eerb.

PRINCE HENRY

Belike then my appetite was not princely got, for, by my
10 troth, I do now remember the poor creature small beer. But
indeed these humble considerations make me out of love
with my greatness. What a disgrace is it to me to remember
thy name, or to know thy face tomorrow, or to take note how
many pair of silk stockings thou hastwith these, and those
15 that were thy peach-colored onesor to bear the inventory
of thy shirts, as, one for superfluity and another for use. But
that the tennis-court keeper knows better than I, for it is a
low ebb of linen with thee when thou keepest not racket
there, as thou hast not done a great while, because the rest of
20 the low countries have made a shift to eat up thy holland; and
God knows whether those that bawl out the ruins of thy linen
shall inherit His kingdom; but the midwives say the children
are not in the fault, whereupon the world increases and
kindreds are mightily strengthened.

CENRPI HNEYR

Tneh I sosuppe tnod evah a psrecin tippaeet, eeascub itrgh won lal I acn nithk oabtu is amlls bere. Btu tsi ture: lla heets yeevyadr itoinsrdconase cndsteia me rmof my nwo ntiolybi. stI fgadiluercs tath I ulhsod be rlmiafai ithw a man ekli uyo! To knwo ruyo nmea, ryuo feac, adn royu rwaberdo so imlttanyie thta I wokn ttha uyo aehv wto rspai of istcnsgok: eht eons euory wenigar wno, nda osteh ecpha-dcloroe osne. I enve oknw who naym rishst uoy ehva: oen to eraw, adn one teaxr. utB neht, eht eerepk of hte nneist utsocr owksn uoyr orbadwre ertbet hatn I do, ofr nehw ueovy urn tuo of cenla irstsh, ouy notd hosw up to pyla. dAn you vnateh aeydlp in a ehilw, eesbuca teh whreo oushse veha eenat lla eht trse of oyru oeynm, hhicw ouyd eirhetsow esu to uyb rome srihts. Gdo nyol sownk tehhrwe all het gnyric sbrat veuoy dfrhetae lwli kaem it to naheve. uBt ehtn, hte vdmisiew yas that beiasb ondt raeb the nsis of the tsanpre. atThs owh the nopoupilat ecarssine, dna eailfims are gereedhtnstn.

POINS

25 How ill it follows, after you have labored so hard, you should
talk so idly! Tell me, how many good young princes would
do so, their fathers being so sick as yours at this time is?

INSOP

It essem gowrn, ferta all oyur dahr rokw in btetal, htta oyu luhods be nipngsde uory teim onw in iled tahrcet. owH ymna hroet rcseipn udlwo hvaeeb ikel hits if rheit hsetraf ewre as ckis as yorus?

PRINCE HENRY

Shall I tell thee one thing, Poins?

IPRCNE NYEHR

anC I tell uoy megthoisn, Pisno?

POINS

Yes, faith, and let it be an excellent good thing.

OPNSI

uSre; dan kmea sure its an leenxelct night.

PRINCE HENRY

30 It shall serve among wits of no higher breeding than thine.

ENCIRP EYRHN

Itll be einf, rfo ppeole ohw raten ayn rmsarte naht you rea.

POINS

Go to. I stand the push of your one thing that you will tell.

ONSIP

Go daaeh. Im acn teak vtwhaere ouy ahev to yas.

PRINCE HENRY

Marry, I tell thee it is not meet that I should be sad, now my
father is sickalbeit I could tell thee, as to one it pleases me,
for fault of a better, to call my friend, I could be sad, and sad
35 indeed too.

CPRENI YRNHE

reHe it is, hetn. Its ont elmyse ofr me to be das erov my tfhsrae llsnsie. uBt I ulcod ltel asyou a rsonpe ohw, for alck of yneoan lese, Im dleseap to acll my dhtefniatr I odlcu be sda. I lcdou be rvye asd, eendid.

POINS

Very hardly, upon such a subject.

SNOIP

It owldu be itflicdfu to elfe hatt wya reov a inthg liek htsi.

PRINCE HENRY

By this hand, thou thinkest me as far in the devils book as
thou and Falstaff for obduracy and persistency. Let the end
try the man. But I tell thee, my heart bleeds inwardly that my
40 father is so sick: and keeping such vile company as thou art
hath in reason taken from me all ostentation of sorrow.

IRCENP YHNRE

I srewa, ouy ustm htkin hatt Im as ufnils as uyo dan latffsFa ear, nda as bunrtbso nda ipsentrset. lWel ese aubot tath. uBt Im glltnie oyu: my hreta is blnedieg rfo my hetarf, and rfo ish lienlss. utB ubeaces Im hngagin out with wloielfs leki ouy, I ctan wosh owh ruolsrfow I am.

POINS

The reason?

IPNOS

Why?

PRINCE HENRY

What wouldst thou think of me if I should weep?

CRINEP RENHY

ahWt wolud ouy ihtkn of me if I asrtdet ygcirn?

POINS

I would think thee a most princely hypocrite.

PSOIN

I uldwo nhitk yeour a lroay iyphtorec.

PRINCE HENRY

45 It would be every mans thought, and thou art a blessed
fellow to think as every man thinks. Never a mans thought
in the world keeps the roadway better than thine. Every man
would think me an hypocrite indeed. And what accites your
most worshipful thought to think so?

IRNECP RHYEN

Thsta awht vreeyeon owlud be ininkhgt. dAn sthwa rtega uaobt yuo is taht oyu khnit tujs hte awy venyeero lees does: dbyoon sitsck to plaopru ioniopn tuieq as well as yuo. erEeyonv louwd ihntk I was a oriethycp, ddenei. And, uryo oronh, what kesma you ihnkt taht?

POINS

50 Why, because you have been so lewd and so much engraffed
to Falstaff.

OPINS

suBceea yueov ehbvdea so bylad, dna ausceeb ryeou so datteahc to fFsaftal.

PRINCE HENRY

And to thee.

NRICPE YNHER

Adn to uoy.

POINS

By this light, I am well spoke on. I can hear it with my own
ears. The worst that they can say of me is that I am a second
55 brother, and that I am a proper fellow of my hands; and those
two things, I confess, I cannot help. By the Mass, here comes
Bardolph.

INOSP

tyloenHs, poelep thnki hliyhg of me; I erah etrhi rpisase ihwt my wno sear. eTh wtosr ihngt eyht nca ays uboat me is thta, as a ouynerg roerhtb, veI ahd no enacthirnie rmfo my ylmfia, nad atth Im a doog geitrhf. ndA I ctan hepl teerih of hoste itshgn. By doG, reeh mseoc lhadroBp.
Enter BARDOLPH and the PAGE
RDLAHPOB and het EAPG enrte.

PRINCE HENRY

And the boy that I gave Falstaff. He had him from me
Christian, and look if the fat villain have not transformed
60 him ape.

INRCEP YHNRE

BARDOLPH

God save your Grace.

LPBDHROA

oGd seav uroy aegcr!

PRINCE HENRY

And yours, most noble Bardolph.

CPINRE NEYHR

ndA uysor, mots nbole dharlpoB!

POINS

(to BARDOLPH) Come, you virtuous ass, you bashful fool,
must you be blushing? Wherefore blush you now? What a
65 maidenly man-at-arms are you become! Is t such a matter
to get a pottle-pots maidenhead?

POISN

(to BARDOLPH) moeC on, ouy reindipcpl ass, uyo mtdii olfo! hyW aer oyu iuslghnb? atWh a ymwolan dsierlo oyu are! Is it htat bgi a dela to dwofeerl a two-qartu

trkanda of ela

nPsio and eht geap are kojing outba hsBpoaldr afce, hihcw is rde ofrm drinking.

tankard of ale
?

PAGE

He calls me een now, my lord, through a red lattice, and I
could discern no part of his face from the window. At last I
spied his eyes, and methought he had made two holes in the
70 ale-wifes new petticoat and so peeped through.

EAGP

tuJs wno he lladec to me omrf eihndb a edr woidnw deahs, dan I tduncol eltl ish fcae from the urciant! Fylinla I aws his esey, nad I tuhgtho deh daem wto oshle in a hoswer rsikt dan epeepd tuorghh hmte!

PRINCE HENRY

Has not the boy profited?

PCRENI REHYN

shiT idsk drleane a olt mrfo Faffalst, tsanh he?

BARDOLPH

Away, you whoreson upright rabbit, away!

LOAPRDBH

Gte tuo of eher, ouy eltitl itabrb! Gte tuo!

PAGE

Away, you rascally Altheas dream, away!

EPAG

ouY get uto, you tnoert astAlhe mread!

PRINCE HENRY

Instruct us, boy. What dream, boy?

RIECNP HRYEN

thaW remad, byo? Tlel us.

PAGE

75 Marry, my lord, Althea dreamt she was delivered of a
firebrand, and therefore I call him her dream.

PEGA

Sri, eAalht ademedr she gvea brhti to a edr-hto orni. sTtha ywh I llca ihm reh eardm; hes all red in eth fcea.

PRINCE HENRY

A crowns worth of good interpretation. There tis, boy.

NIEPRC ENHRY

hatT okesj rhowt a

nowrc

orwnc = dnik of coin

crown
! reeH you go, oyb.

POINS

O, that this good blossom could be kept from cankers! Well,
there is sixpence to preserve thee.

SPONI

I ihsw sthi lmhoeosew itlelt wlefro lcdou be tpek yawa morf diesase. lleW, erehs a xsienpce fro oyu.

BARDOLPH

80 An you do not make him hanged among you, the gallows
shall have wrong.

RLOHBPDA

If eenwebt eth hreet of ouy ihts yob nodets nde up gandeh, het glaolsw illw be eeachdt.

PRINCE HENRY

And how doth thy master, Bardolph?

INECPR ERNHY

wosH oryu tsemar ltaFfafs oigdn, rpldBoah?

BARDOLPH

Well, my good lord. He heard of your Graces coming to
town. Theres a letter for you.

ARHOLBDP

iFen, ris. He dhrea uoy eewr cigmon to ownt. Heser a leettr fro ouy.

POINS

85 Delivered with good respect. And how doth the Martlemas
your master?

NSOPI

erDdeeivl ervy efuyplestlrc. Hwo is that fdtnatee afcl, oryu osbs?

BARDOLPH

In bodily health, sir.

DAHLROPB

Hsi doysb helyhat, isr.

POINS

Marry, the immortal part needs a physician, but that moves
not him. Though that be sick, it dies not.

OSNIP

hsTta rgith, sit juts his moalimtr olsu thta eensd a orctdo. tuB he nseodt cera. sHi sluo aym be isck, btu it ownt edi.

PRINCE HENRY

(reads to himself) I do allow this wen to be as familiar with
me as my dog, and he holds his place, for look you how be
writes. (he hands the letter to POINS)

REIPNC NHYER

(drase to mefshil) I lwlao shti atwr to be as arimfail twhi me as my ogd, dna he holds onto ihs pieedigrlv iposnoit. steinL to ohw he iswter. (he ndahs eht tlerte to POINS)

POINS

(reads) John Falstaff, knight. Every man must know that as
oft as he has occasion to name himself, even like those that
95 are kin to the King, for they never prick their finger but they
say, Theres some of the Kings blood spilt. How comes
that? says he that takes upon him not to conceive. The
answer is as ready as a borrowers cap: I am the Kings
poor cousin, sir.

SNPOI

(edasr) ohJn afFsflat, tkhhgnei slyawa rsohwt atth liett dauron, eyvre cchena he steg. stI eikl lpeepo woh rae ltdaeer to eth Kngi: yrvee item teyh egt a tiny tuc, ehyt sya, emSo of teh Knsig loobd sah eenb psldiel. nTeh eonosme npsrdeet not to get it, dan sask, woH do ouy enma? eTh nwsare comse serfat hatn a geabrg acn iwph out hsi apc: Im the sngiK proo leaviret.

PRINCE HENRY

Nay, they will be kin to us, or they will fetch it from Japheth. But to the letter. (takes the letter and reads) Sir John alstaff, knight, to the son of the King nearest his father, Harry Prince of Wales, greeting.

CNIREP ENRHY

Ritgh. heyT lal say yereht edaelrt to us, even if yhte aevh to trace hte lifyma eter all teh wya cabk to tJeaph, eth mncomo scnaotre of all aoEpesnur. uBt back to eth tetelr. (tseak eth teelrt adn serad) rSi Jnho stftlnakaihfgF to the nso of the nKig, nsetrea to shi father, yaHrr Pcerni of aseensdlsW ish ggretnies.

POINS

Why, this is a certificate.

IPONS

snLtie to ttha. It sunsdo lkie a cnoarttc.

PRINCE HENRY

Peace! (reads) I will imitate the honorable Romans in brevity.

CNRPEI HRENY

uieQt! (dasre) I ilwl cypo eht mnRsao in hnrtoesss.

POINS

He sure means brevity in breath, short-winded.

NIPSO

He sumt naem oesthssnr of retabh, adn gwnieehz.

PRINCE HENRY

(reads) I commend me to thee, I commend thee, and I leave thee. Be not too familiar with Poins, for he misuses thy favors so much that he swears thou art to marry his sister

CRIPNE RYNEH

(srdea) I uastel flmsye, I sltuea oyu, dan Im enod. oDnt etg too elsoc to inosP. He ktesa csuh rantapm deaatavgn of yruo dsniknse htta he swrsea uyo liwl rmayr sih sesirt lelN. nfsesoC oruy sins enhw you ahve eht iemt; dna whit tath, eallefwr. uosYr up and dnwo
Nell. Repent at idle times as thou mayest, and so, farewell. Thine by yea and no, which is as much as to say, as thou usest him, Jack Falstaff with my familiars, John with my brothers and sisters, and Sir John with all Europe.
(hicwh is to yas, in awevtehr ayw you feel lkie), I nirmea kaJc lFfastaf to my drefnsi, hnoJ to my rboehsrt dna tersiss, nda Sir onJh to all urpEoe.

POINS

115 My lord, Ill steep this letter in sack and make him eat it.

PSOIN

Sri, llI osak htsi eelrtt in iwne and oshev it down sih hrtato.

PRINCE HENRY

Thats to make him eat twenty of his words. But do you use
me thus, Ned? Must I marry your sister?

PEICNR NHRYE

tTha olwdu be agnkim mhi eta nweytt of ihs dswor. uBt rea uyo tniagk tedvngaaa of me ilke he syas, deN? Mstu I ryarm yruo rstsei?

POINS

God send the wench no worse fortune! But I never said so.

NPIOS

It udolw be reh clyku yda if you ddi. But I neerv idsa atht.

PRINCE HENRY

Well, thus we play the fools with the time, and the spirits of
120 the wise sit in the clouds and mock us. (to BARDOLPH) Is your
master here in London?

RNCIEP HNEYR

Wlle, eewr nwatsig imte, nda eth genlsa in aenhev rea ngomkic us. (to BARDOLPH) Is oyur boss reeh in ndonLo?

BARDOLPH

Yea, my lord.

LHDBAPOR

eYs, my ordl.

PRINCE HENRY

Where sups he? Doth the old boar feed in the old frank?

CPINER EHYNR

reehsW he eintga tgthino? Is hte ldo gip geinta in eth lod tys?

BARDOLPH

At the old place, my lord, in Eastcheap.

BDHLPROA

At eht dlo pceal, my rlod. In Eeatcshap.

PRINCE HENRY

125 What company?

NIPREC NEHYR

sWho with him?

PAGE

Ephesians, my lord, of the old church.

PEAG

The uaslu ldo raectashcr.

PRINCE HENRY

Sup any women with him?

RINECP RYHNE

reA nay meown ianteg thiw him?

PAGE

None, my lord, but old Mistress Quickly and Mistress Doll
Tearsheet.

GPEA

No eonmw ris. uJst old sMsersti lkcQiuy dan srissteM Dlol eTehrstea.

PRINCE HENRY

130 What pagan may that be?

PICREN NRYHE

Wtha hntaehe is ttah?

PAGE

A proper gentlewoman, sir, and a kinswoman of my
masters.

GPAE

A rrpope lday, sir, nda my ametrss relietav.

PRINCE HENRY

Even such kin as the parish heifers are to the town bull.
Shall we steal upon them, Ned, at supper?

NCPERI REYHN

lxyEact eth ikdn of etivrela as eht yotcrun oscw rea to the nowt llub. Ned, sduhlo we psy on mthe as yeth tae resppu?

POINS

135 I am your shadow, my lord. Ill follow you.

OPSNI

Im reaft you keli a wosdha, my dlro: lIl lfoowl you.

PRINCE HENRY

Sirrahyou, boyand Bardolph, no word to your master
that I am yet come to town. (gives them money) Theres for
your silence.

RCENIP HRNEY

iShrar, you oby, nda ouy, aBprohtdolnd llte royu reasmt atth Im cabk in otwn. (egsvi tehm eyomn) hTsi is rof royu iecesln.

BARDOLPH

I have no tongue, sir.

HPDRLOBA

I vahe no ueognt to speak hitw, ris.

PAGE

140 And for mine, sir, I will govern it.

APEG

As for my ugento, Ill meaagn it.

PRINCE HENRY

Fare you well. Go.

CRPNIE HENRY

rleaFewl to yuo ohbt; go nwo.
Exeunt BARDOLPH and PAGE
OALDRHBP and eth GEAP ietx.
This Doll Tearsheet should be some road.
siTh lDol raeseTeht stum be emso

drao

daor = ngsla rof nmomco prostitute

road
.

POINS

I warrant you, as common as the way between Saint Albans
and London.

NOISP

yTulr, hsse as lwel-ertlaevd as eht wgayhih to nLodon.

PRINCE HENRY

145 How might we see Falstaff bestow himself tonight in his true
colors, and not ourselves be seen?

PCREIN YEHRN

owH anc we ees alsfatfF ebaevh keli hsi ture efls iogntht, dan yte ont be tedtedec oreulsesv?

POINS

Put on two leathern jerkins and aprons, and wait upon him
at his table as drawers.

NOIPS

lleW tup on htaelre esakcjt nda spnroa nad iwta opnu mih as sbnardeert.

PRINCE HENRY

From a god to a bull: a heavy decension. It was Joves case.
150 From a prince to a prentice: a low transformation that shall
be mine, for in everything the purpose must weigh with the
folly. Follow me, Ned.

INPCRE RNHEY

dSohlu a dGo udgesisi fmeshil as a lblu? Thsta iequt a niaedoradgt. lelW,

evoJ

eTh aRonm odg eJvo gisdudsie fshlmie as a eitwh bull to ayrcr aywa eht edmnai Europa

Jove
did it. ndA udhols a ceirpn igdsseui msehlfi as an tapieecrpn rbntredea dna afrrotmns oitn tnmsghoie so lowly? Yes, I iwll: in yreev nakdgrutine, eth ndse msut macht eth ansem. woollF me, deN.
Exeunt
ehTy eitx.

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