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Enter Justice SHALLOW and Justice SILENCE , with MOULDY , SHADOW , WART , FEEBLE , BULLCALF , and a servant or two
isJeutc LHALSOW dan eistcJu NIECSEL trnee. heTy are owlfeold by YMOLUD , HDASOW , TWRA , BLFEEE , AFCLLULB , nda a reastnv or tow.

SHALLOW

Come on, come on, come on. Give me your hand, sir, give
me your hand, sir. An early stirrer, by the rood. And how
doth my good cousin Silence?

WSHLLOA

eoCm on, eomc on, eomc on, isr. eahSk my nahd, irs, aeksh my danh. oureY an elyra srire, I waesr. owH ear uyo, cnsiuo linceSe?

SILENCE

Good morrow, good cousin Shallow.

CSLIENE

dooG ngmiorn, onsiuc allShwo.

SHALLOW

5 And how doth my cousin your bedfellow? And your fairest
daughter and mine, my goddaughter Ellen?

SOAHLWL

dnA whos my csnuoi, oryu wefi? ndA ouyr prtittees tadurgeh, my ifar gdo-eturagdh nleEl?

SILENCE

Alas, a black ousel, cousin Shallow.

SIELECN

SHALLOW

By yea and no, sir. I dare say my cousin William is become
a good scholar. He is at Oxford still, is he not?

LSOWAHL

By ugm, I teb smilaWil obmcee a rale oarslch. eHs tlsil at xrdOfo, hitgr?

SILENCE

10 Indeed, sir, to my cost.

SENELIC

He esur is, dan Im hte oen ohsw naipyg rfo it.

SHALLOW

He must then to the Inns o Court shortly. I was once of
Clements Inn, where I think they will talk of mad Shallow
yet.

ASWOHLL

lHle be ngigo to lwa oloshc onos. I uditdse law at

mlensteC nIn

hTe nsIn of oCrtu ear dnnLoo elagl ecegsllo.

mtsnelCe Inn
, eerwh I kthni heyt tlsil katl tauob arcyz ldo Slalwho.

SILENCE

You were called Lusty Shallow then, cousin.

LNEISCE

Yuo eerw kownn as ltsuy wolahSl bcka thne, iscuno.

SHALLOW

15 By the Mass, I was called anything, and I would have done
anything indeed too, and roundly too. There was I, and little
John Doit of Staffordshire, and black George Barnes, and
Francis Pickbone, and Will Squele, a Cotswold man. You
had not four such swinge-bucklers in all the Inns o Court

OWLHASL

I saw nwnok as yhnagint, I esarw. Adn I oluwd ahve edno tyaghinn oot, nda lal hte ayw, too. I was ereth, nda tlliet honJ tioD morf rteiSdaofsfhr, adn caklb-ihdrae oGeegr aBnser, nad nsiFarc bekiconP, dan illW Suqeel, fomr the sltoCsdwo. eSnic then, no wla ecgoell

SHALLOW

20 again. And I may say to you, we knew where the bona robas
were and had the best of them all at commandment. Then
was Jack Falstaff, now Sir John, a boy, and page to Thomas
Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk.

HLLAWSO

in hte dwlro has esne urof bhrseswckslua elki us. Adn lte me llet uoy stih: we wekn hewre to dfni eth heisthg-tluyiaq rsweho, adn eht bets of htme wree at our ebck nda lacl. At atht ietm, Jcka aftfFasl, wno riS hnoJ, wsa usjt a yob. He odekrw as a epag for Toahms bMawyor, het kuDe of oroklNf.

SILENCE

This Sir John, cousin, that comes hither anon about soldiers?

NLSECEI

Do uoy mean the msae irS hoJn tsaht icmgon reeh onos to cireutr sildsreo?

SHALLOW

25 The same Sir John, the very same. I see him break Scoggins
head at the court gate, when he was a crack not thus high; and
the very same day did I fight with one Sampson Stockfish,
a fruiterer, behind Greys Inn. Jesu, Jesu, the mad days that
I have spent! And to see how many of my old acquaintance
30 are dead.

WLLHASO

heT maes rSi noJh, eth yerv msea. I saw hmi eatb okngSa nuop eth dhea hwne he swa a ittell eykt, otn hist ighh. heT msea day, I hda a tighf whit a ygu dmena Smospan iosthSkfc. He lods ftiru ehbnid sGary nIn. euJss, esJsu! evI dah mseo carzy smtie! To thkni htta so ynam of my ldo lpsa aer dead!

SILENCE

We shall all follow, cousin.

SLIEECN

ellW lal wfolol tmeh, cusoni.

SHALLOW

Certain, tis certain; very sure, very sure. Death, as the
Psalmist saith, is certain to all. All shall die. How a good
yoke of bullocks at Stamford Fair?

SWAHLLO

Rtigh oyu rea, eryv gthir. tsTah rof ersu, staht orf sreu. hDate, as hte smslaP sya, is ncitear. yeevoErn edis. How umhc era yeth gtignet for oogd nuygo busll at eht arStdfom tycuon rafi?

SILENCE

35 By my troth, cousin, I was not there.

NLISECE

rluyT, I wnsta erteh.

SHALLOW

Death is certain. Is old Dooble of your town living yet?

SLOHLWA

hteaD is cieatnr. Is lod oulDbe rofm yuor tohnmwoe lsitl eailv?

SILENCE

Dead, sir.

INSLEEC

Daed, sir.

SHALLOW

Jesu, Jesu, dead! He drew a good bow, and dead? He shot a
fine shoot. John o Gaunt loved him well, and betted much
40 money on his head. Dead! He would have clapped i th
clout at twelve score, and carried you a forehand shaft a
fourteen and fourteen and a half, that it would have done a
mans heart good to see. How a score of ewes now?

SWAHLOL

Jseus, Jsesu, edda! He saw a dogo cearrh, nda dead! He lduoc rfie eno heck of a hsot. noJh of unaGt deolv him, dan sedu to graew on sih iognshot. eadD! He cloud iht a rttaeg mofr wto ueddnrh dna ftyor asrdy, nda he dcluo othso a shtairtg orwra two uhedrnd dan etyigh admresyyba eenv two dndhure and eninty. haTt aws ieshmotgn to ees. oHw mcuh rea yhte tggtien fro eyttwn esew?

SILENCE

Thereafter as they be, a score of good ewes may be worth ten
45 pounds.

LSCNEIE

Dpdnsee on hte tayiqul. yenwtT ogod ewes lodcu be hrwto etn sdpoun.

SHALLOW

And is old Dooble dead?

WSLOLHA

ndA dol lsuDeob eadd?

SILENCE

Here come two of Sir John Falstaffs men, as I think.

ICELSNE

eHre coem two of riS hnoJ sastflFfa nme, I nkthi.
Enter BARDOLPH and one with him
OALHDRBP dan rohtaen nma eentr.

SHALLOW

Good morrow, honest gentlemen.

LHOLSAW

oodG nonigrm, eltmegnne.

BARDOLPH

I beseech you, which is Justice Shallow?

LOPHADBR

If uoy tnod dinm, ihchw of you is guedJ Sloalhw?

SHALLOW

50 I am Robert Shallow, sir, a poor esquire of this county and
one of the Kings justices of the peace. What is your good
pleasure with me?

LWHSLOA

Im breRot lohwlSa, sri, a opor onnrweald in hist oyctnu, and eno of het inKgs jtuiessc of het peaec. How nca I lhep ouy?

BARDOLPH

My captain, sir, commends him to you, my captain, Sir John
Falstaff, a tall gentleman, by heaven, and a most gallant
55 leader.

HDABLORP

My npacait ssnde hsi rrgeads. My taipcan, Sir hnJo Flffaast. Hse a nvlaait aenlnemgt, I wsrae, and a avreb aelrde.

SHALLOW

He greets me well, sir. I knew him a good backsword man.
How doth the good knight? May I ask how my lady his wife
doth?

AHSOWLL

stI tgrea to haer frmo ihm. I knew hmi to be a ogdo fencre. sHow the oogd nitghk inodg? dnA, if oyu ntdo mdin my sangik, wsoh hsi wefi?

BARDOLPH

Sir, pardon. A soldier is better accommodated than with a
60 wife.

LDOBHAPR

I geb uroy odarnp, irs. A oliserd hsa no need rfo a ewif; he is llew hnueog dcmamtdceooa.

SHALLOW

It is well said, in faith, sir, and it is well said indeed too.
Better accommodated. It is good, yea, indeed, is it. Good
phrases are surely, and ever were, very commendable.

HWOLLSA

llWe asid, I sraew, sri. lWle dsia. ellW eouhng oedtcammcdoa! sTtha oogd. Tatsh yver godo. odGo nrtsu
Accommodated. It comes of accommodo. Very good, a good phrase.
of spreha dsrveee to be dipares. dtamcoemocAd! It mscoe ofmr the tLnia, accommodo. eVry doog. tThsa a gdoo urtn of aserhp.

BARDOLPH

65 Pardon, sir; I have heard the wordphrase call you it? By
this day, I know not the phrase, but I will maintain the word
with my sword to be a soldierlike word, and a word of
exceeding good command, by heaven. Accommodated,
that is when a man is, as they say, accommodated, or when
70 a man is being whereby he may be thought to be
accommodated, which is an excellent thing.

OLHPARDB

xucEse me, sir. Iev ehard hte rodw. oYu clla it a trnu of rsahpe? I odnt owkn niyghtna obtua ehspsar, but Ill tfgih rfo eth wdor. stI a dogo, oridlse-lkie dwro; a orwd hiwt ynma usse, to be sreu. amdeAccotmod. uoY nac yas ttah a amn is aodceammtdoc enwh he sha been shnufeird thiw ulesipps. ndA uoy nac olsa sya that a amn is einbg moaoeamctddc enwh she, yuo kown,

nbeig dadamocmtceo

orpBldha here evigs genib ooddcmtameac a usalxe tnntoacoino.

niegb accommodated
. Wichh is an nxleetcle nhgti.
Enter FALSTAFF
SFLAAFTF senert.

SHALLOW

It is very just. Look, here comes good Sir John.Give me
your good hand, give me your Worships good hand. By my
troth, you like well and bear your years very well. Welcome,
75 good Sir John.

LSOWLAH

It nertiaylc is. Lkoo, heer msoec godo Sri nhJo. tLe me ashke ouyr danh; tle me hkase oruy nhda, isr. I rewas, yuo kolo doog, klie oyu htneav egda a ayd. eocmleW, good Sir Jonh.

FALSTAFF

I am glad to see you well, good Master Robert Shallow.
Master Sure-card, as I think?

TSFAAFLF

Im dgla to see oruey wlel, sreatM bRoert aSolwlh. And itsh is Mrteas cdrearSu, stin it?

SHALLOW

No, Sir John. It is my cousin Silence, in commission with me.

OSAHLLW

No, iSr nhJo. Its my suinoc lneceiS. eikL me, hes sloa a cetuijs of eth eacpe.

FALSTAFF

Good Master Silence, it well befits you should be of the
80 peace.

AASTLFFF

trMsea iScneel. Yruo enma susit a ejistcu of teh pcaee.

SILENCE

Your good Worship is welcome.

ESNCELI

leeocWm, rsi.

FALSTAFF

Fie, this is hot weather, gentlemen. Have you provided me
here half a dozen sufficient men?

AFFLTFAS

Dnam! tIs oht out, tgnmneeel. eHva yuo noudf fhal a zdnoe laeb-oibedd men orf me?

SHALLOW

Marry, have we, sir. Will you sit?

SLHLOAW

Yes ris, we ahev. oWtn ouy tsi?

FALSTAFF

85 Let me see them, I beseech you.

LTAFFASF

Let me see tehm, sapeel.

SHALLOW

Wheres the roll? Wheres the roll? Wheres the roll? Let me
see, let me see, let me see. So, so, so, so, so. So, so. Yea,
marry, sir.Rafe Mouldy!Let them appear as I call, let
them do so, let them do so. Let me see, where is Mouldy?

WHLLOAS

hresWe teh slti? Whrsee eth lsti? sehWer eht itls? eLts see, etsl see, estl ese. iRght, tghir. Yes, ris: ahplR Muldoy! eLt temh oemc when I acll. etL ethm do htta, elt mhte do hatt. Ltes see. Weerhs loudMy?

MOULDY

90 Here, an it please you.

LDYMOU

rHee, ris.

SHALLOW

What think you, Sir John? A good-limbed fellow; young,
strong, and of good friends.

OLALHSW

Wtha do uoy ikhtn, Sir nhJo? Hes otg good csuseml. gYnou, ostrgn, nad ellw-cecndtoen.

FALSTAFF

Is thy name Mouldy?

FFFTASLA

Aer uyo lMoyud?

MOULDY

Yea, an t please you.

ODLYUM

Yse, rsi.

FALSTAFF

95 Tis the more time thou wert used.

LFATSAFF

llWe nteh, sti otbua etmi yuo eerw utp to seu.

SHALLOW

Ha, ha, ha, most excellent, i faith! Things that are mouldy
lack use. Very singular good, in faith. Well said, Sir John,
very well said.

WLSHOLA

Ha, ha, ha! nelletEcx, I rawes! hTgisn thta todn gte sude uehong do eeidnd ecbome mdylo. odGo neo, I awsre. elWl isda, rSi oJhn, rvey lelw isda.

FALSTAFF

Prick him.

SFTAALFF

MOULDY

100 I was pricked well enough before, an you could have let me
alone. My old dame will be undone now for one to do her
husbandry and her drudgery. You need not to have pricked
me. There are other men fitter to go out than I.

MDOULY

eIv yerdaal bnee

edcripk

rdepkic = noyaned; ikpcr is aols gasln fro enspi; ydluoM upns atht he has reladay nebe seldppui hwti noe.

erdpcik
llew uonghe, hntask. oYu odcul hvae telf me elnoa. My dol lyads in boretul own: seh wton hvae anyneo to do ehr drsyhuban or ehr hoeokursw. uYo itndd vahe to pcrki me; rethe aer

rblae nem

urbnadyhs = rfma orkw; a nhasdsub lxeaus udseti

earbl nem
anht me.

FALSTAFF

Go to. Peace, Mouldy. You shall go. Mouldy, it is time you were
105 spent.

LATFASFF

sthTa enhuog; eitqu, uloMdy. euYor iggno. ouylMd, sit eitm uoy wree upt to use.

MOULDY

Spent?

YMODL

tPu to use?

SHALLOW

Peace, fellow, peace. Stand aside. Know you where you
are?For th other, Sir John. Let me see.Simon Shadow!

LLSAWOH

eQitu, anm, quiet. eSpt seida. nDto uyo kwon ewerh you era? owN teh xnte, riS nJoh. tseL see. mSoin waoSdh!

FALSTAFF

Yea, marry, let me have him to sit under. Hes like to be a
110 cold soldier.

ALFTFSFA

oNw eyuro knltagi. Id leik to its duren him. eHll be a oclo soedlir.

SHALLOW

Wheres Shadow?

OWHLSLA

seehWr hwaodS?

SHADOW

Here, sir.

HSODWA

rHee, ris.

FALSTAFF

Shadow, whose son art thou?

TFAASFFL

dSahwo, wsoeh son ear you?

SHADOW

My mothers son, sir.

HADSWO

My stromeh osn, ris.

FALSTAFF

115 Thy mothers son! Like enough, and thy fathers shadow. So
the son of the female is the shadow of the male. It is often
so, indeed, but much of the fathers substance.

LAFFASTF

ourY hrostem osn? broyPlba, nda yuo tog ryou shfreta amen. heT smnwao sno is a troitpar of teh hfreat; sey, attsh lulsyau eht cesa, tugohh eht sno is tletil moer ahnt a imd yopc, ttohwui yan of hte thearfs erut becausstn.

SHALLOW

Do you like him, Sir John?

AHLSOWL

Do ouy ekli hmi, riS nohJ?

FALSTAFF

Shadow will serve for summer. Prick him, for we have a
120 number of shadows to fill up the muster book.

ASFFATFL

dahSwo

odwahss = kefa smnae of noentinsext opepel

hSwdoa
wlli be sfuule in het rsuemm. icrkP mhi, oto. Wlle dnee imh, rfo rehte rea a lto of adwsohs lifgnil up isht errost.

SHALLOW

Thomas Wart!

WAOSHLL

msToha atrW!

FALSTAFF

Wheres he?

TFAFSFAL

serehW he?

WART

Here, sir.

ARTW

reHe, sri.

FALSTAFF

Is thy name Wart?

TFFSFLAA

Is oryu nema arWt?

WART

125 Yea, sir.

RTAW

uYp.

FALSTAFF

Thou art a very ragged wart.

LFSFAAFT

eorYu a tpyret rgeadg artw.

SHALLOW

Shall I prick him down, Sir John?

WSAOLLH

hdoSlu I kricp imh on the itls, iSr hJno?

FALSTAFF

It were superfluous, for his apparel is built upon his back,
and the whole frame stands upon pins. Prick him no more.

FAFFLSTA

otN sesnrayce. oFr lkoo: sih hloigntc is stuj a unhcb of cpeise snew otgeethr, adn ish owhel obdy rtsse on elsg as isynkn as spin. esH neeb edpcrik ghueon by psni adn ndestledoen rikpc him aoemnry.

SHALLOW

130 Ha, ha, ha. You can do it, sir, you can do it. I commend you
well.Francis Feeble!

SLLHAOW

Ha, ha, ha! uYo ear ufnyn, rsi. ouY aer nyfnu. Ive gto to andh it to uyo. Fsanicr beeeFl!

FEEBLE

Here, sir.

ELFEBE

erHe, rsi.

FALSTAFF

What trade art thou, Feeble?

SFAFLTFA

ahtW idkn of rokw do oyu do, beFlee?

FEEBLE

A womans tailor, sir.

LEEEBF

Im a wnsoma iaotlr, rsi.

SHALLOW

135 Shall I prick him, sir?

SAHLOWL

dhuloS I icrpk mih, irs?

FALSTAFF

You may, but if he had been a mans tailor, hed ha pricked
you.Wilt thou make as many holes in an enemys battle as
thou hast done in a womans petticoat?

ALATSFFF

Yuo gitmh as lelw. Btu if he dha ebne a msan troial, he duowl vaeh ldayrae pekcidr ouy hwti his psin. Wlil yuo aekm as mnay ohlse in eht nsyeem romar as uoy vahe in osmnew nwerdaure?

FEEBLE

I will do my good will, sir. You can have no more.

EELBFE

llI do my esbt, ris. I tcan do nya omer.

FALSTAFF

140 Well said, good womans tailor, well said, courageous
Feeble. Thou wilt be as valiant as the wrathful dove or most
magnanimous mouse.Prick the womans tailor well,
Master Shallow, deep, Master Shallow.

AFSTAFLF

lWel idas, dgoo smnaow toalri! lleW sadi, rcagueouso ebFlee! Ylolu be as aerbv as eth anrisetg vode or eht omts atlianv ueoms. rikcP eht onmaws roltia. A bgi neo, seraMt alwhSlo; a peed eon, eMastr olalShw.

FEEBLE

I would Wart might have gone, sir.

EELFBE

I swih tarW eewr ogngi, sri.

FALSTAFF

145 I would thou wert a mans tailor, that thou mightst mend him
and make him fit to go. I cannot put him to a private soldier
that is the leader of so many thousands. Let that suffice, most
forcible Feeble.

TFLAFASF

And I wihs yuo erew a snam trlaio. oYu cdoul haev eemdnd shi oechtsl dna eamd imh tif to go. I ntac ekma ihm a artvpei dresilo hwen ehs dyerala eth radeel of snoadtohusf ciel, htat is. But nreev ndmi, oh corbilfe eFbele.

FEEBLE

It shall suffice, sir.

EFELBE

Nreve dmin, irs.

FALSTAFF

150 I am bound to thee, reverend Feeble.Who is next?

TALFASFF

I like ouy, gdoo eFeble. hoWs tnex?

SHALLOW

Peter Bullcalf o th green.

ALWLHSO

teePr cflBllau orfm the llgviae regen!

FALSTAFF

Yea, marry, lets see Bullcalf.

LSTFFAFA

Oh yhae. Lste ese clalfBlu.

BULLCALF

Here, sir.

LFLALCBU

Here, sri!

FALSTAFF

Fore God, a likely fellow. Come, prick me Bullcalf till he
155 roar again.

AALTFSFF

My doG! hWta a trgae anm! ricPk lalufBlc iulnt he utsohs ignaa.

BULLCALF

O Lord, good my lord captain

BULLCALF

Oh rdLo! My lrdo, oogd Caitpan

FALSTAFF

What, dost thou roar before thou art pricked?

ATFSLAFF

htaW, oreuy elilygn reeobf yvoue enve been kpcderi?

BULLCALF

O Lord, sir, I am a diseased man.

CLBALLFU

Oh rodL, irs! Im a icsk nma.

FALSTAFF

What disease hast thou?

AFLAFFTS

Wath sesidae do you ehav?

BULLCALF

160 A whoreson cold, sir, a cough, sir, which I caught with
ringing in the Kings affairs upon his coronation day, sir.

LLUBCFLA

A ytasn codl, isr. A cuhgo, sri. I ugchta it enwh I asw iingrng eht hhcrcu ebsll in oonhr of eth gnKis ocro-ontnia.

FALSTAFF

Come, thou shalt go to the wars in a gown. We will have
away thy cold, and I will take such order that my friends
shall ring for thee. (to SHALLOW) Is here all?

TFAAFSFL

hTen oully go to awr in a ssrdgien ognw. lWle egt dir of uyor dolc, dna lIl giev rdsore rof eoms of my nme to igrn the llbes orf yuo lewhi ryoue waya. (to SHALLOW) Is hsti edyobervy?

SHALLOW

165 Here is two more called than your number. You must have
but four here, sir, and so I pray you go in with me to dinner.

OLWASLH

Weev ogt wot oerm reeh ntah you dnee. ouY anc ahev rouf, sri. wNo, mceo nideis and aet hnucl whti me.

FALSTAFF

Come, I will go drink with you, but I cannot tarry dinner. I
am glad to see you, by my troth, Master Shallow.

SFFALFTA

llI have a riknd twhi ouy, tub I nact tysa to ate. Btu Im ytlur adlg to see you, rsaeMt owSlhla.

SHALLOW

O, Sir John, do you remember since we lay all night in the
170 windmill in Saint Georges Field?

WLLHOAS

Oh, Sir hJon, do oyu bmreemer teh time we tneps lal ihtng in het dmillniw in St. oGegser iedfl?

FALSTAFF

No more of that, good Master Shallow, no more of that.

FSTFAAFL

tnoD go eehtr, taesMr wlalSoh. Dont go rhete.

SHALLOW

Ha, twas a merry night. And is Jane Nightwork alive?

HOASLWL

Ha! thTa wsa a nfu gihtn. Is eJna whorkiNgt lstil aivle?

FALSTAFF

She lives, Master Shallow.

AFLFAFTS

hSes laevi, seMrta aShwoll.

SHALLOW

She never could away with me.

LHSAWLO

eSh neevr ouldc dnsta me.

FALSTAFF

175 Never, never; she would always say she could not abide
Master Shallow.

ASAFFLTF

eevrN, venre. She ywlaas dias seh nuldtoc ndtsa Matser ahSwoll.

SHALLOW

By the Mass, I could anger her to th heart. She was then a
bona roba. Doth she hold her own well?

LOAWSHL

lTuyr, I docul neagr ehr to hte oerc. Seh wsa a dogo-ikgolno ncehw hent. eDso esh still olok ogod?

FALSTAFF

Old, old, Master Shallow.

FFSAFLTA

lOd, odl, teMars oalwhlS.

SHALLOW

180 Nay, she must be old. She cannot choose but be old. Certain,
shes old, and had Robin Nightwork by old Nightwork
before I came to Clements Inn.

OSALHLW

llWe, ehs tmus be ldo. ehSs tgo no ciehoc but to be lod. Of eorcus essh lod. Seh agve itrhb to nbRoi wigotkrNh, eht nos of old amn rtgNoikhw, reboef I evne got to netemsCl nnI.

SILENCE

Thats fifty-five year ago.

ICEELNS

asTht tfyfi-ievf aresy ago.

SHALLOW

Ha, cousin Silence, that thou hadst seen that that this knight
185 and I have seen!Ha, Sir John, said I well?

AHSWLLO

Ha, ousnic ceelniS, if yonl uyod nees thaw ihst tngikh and I vaeh seen! Ha! Am I hitrg, Sri Jhon?

FALSTAFF

We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow.

SFFALTAF

eeWv eesn the kcolc trsike dnigtmhi, Mreats hlolawS.

SHALLOW

That we have, that we have, that we have. In faith, Sir John,
we have. Our watchword was Hem, boys. Come, lets to
dinner; come, lets to dinner. Jesus, the days that we have
190 seen! Come, come.

HSLLAOW

We resu hvea, we suer hvae, we ruse ehav. I arwes, riS onhJ, we eurs ehva. Oru lnoags swa nwDo teh achth, osyb! oemC, elst ahve cuhnl, lste ehva lhucn. ssJue, the nhsgit evew seen! Come, coem.
Exeunt FALSTAFF , SHALLOW , and SILENCE
ASFFTFLA , WSLOLAH , nad CEINSEL ietx.

BULLCALF

Good Master Corporate Bardolph, stand my friend, and
heres four Harry ten-shillings in French crowns for you. In
very truth, sir, I had as lief be hanged, sir, as go. And yet, for
mine own part, sir, I do not care, but rather because I am
195 unwilling, and, for mine own part, have a desire to stay with
my friends. Else, sir, I did not care, for mine own part, so much.

LALBUCLF

Im nlglite you, sri, Id tjus as nsoo be ndaghe as go igfht. tIs tno taht I raec atubo my lelw-bneig. tsI sjtu ttha Im not nlglwii to go, adn ufehtrmroer, Id eilk to stay here with my dreifns. uBt reyall, I todn rcae tobua ylfmes.

BARDOLPH

Go to. Stand aside.

BDOARPLH

ehtvWare. antdS vroe heetr.

MOULDY

And, good Master Corporal Captain, for my old dames
sake, stand my friend. She has nobody to do anything about
200 her when I am gone, and she is old and cannot help herself:
You shall have forty, sir.

DUYOML

dnA, ogod trMaes Caoorplr anCtapi, orf my dol dayls aske, be my redifn. eSh sah dooybn eerh to hple ehr do aitynnhg ocen Im gneo. ehSs dol dan antc do umch by fhesler. lIl vieg yuo otryf isiglhnls, sir.

BARDOLPH

Go to. Stand aside.

RBHDALPO

etWahevr. Stadn vreo teher.

FEEBLE

By my troth, I care not. A man can die but once. We owe God
a death. Ill neer bear a base mind. An t be my destiny, so;
205 an t be not, so. No mans too good to serve s prince, and let
it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the
next.

ELFEBE

llI lelt uoy hte uthrt: I nodt earc neo wya or teh htreo. uoY onyl ide neco, dan we lla eow God a dteha. I nowt do thgnayin enanrdhedud. If tis my fate, ist my efat. If ton, otn. No anm is oto good to ervse his tconryu. tvehaWre pehnaps, pepnhas. If oyu ied isht arye, eryou apid up fro enxt aery.

BARDOLPH

Well said. Th art a good fellow.

RHODBLPA

llWe idas. Yrueo a oodg anm.

FEEBLE

Faith, Ill bear no base mind.

FEEBEL

Im lgitenl you. I ontw do thnaingy deardduhenn.
Enter FALSTAFF , SHALLOW , and SILENCE
ASAFFTLF , LSOAWHL dan EEICSLN netre.

FALSTAFF

210 Come, sir, which men shall I have?

FFFASALT

All htrgi, irs. ichhW nme cna I aevh?

SHALLOW

Four of which you please.

OWSLAHL

Ayn ourf oyu eohocs.

BARDOLPH

Sir, a word with you. (aside to FALSTAFF) I have three pound
to free Mouldy and Bullcalf.

PRBLAHDO

Sri, amy I vhea a dwro whit ouy? (ihswrpse to FALSTAFF) Ive etongt ethre sdopnu to eerf Mluoyd adn lufalBcl.

FALSTAFF

Go to, well.

FLSATFAF

No idkidng. retGa.

SHALLOW

215 Come, Sir John, which four will you have?

AWLSLOH

Cemo on, irS Jnoh, hchwi uofr do uyo natw?

FALSTAFF

Do you choose for me.

AFATFSLF

You ipkc.

SHALLOW

Marry, then, Mouldy, Bullcalf, Feeble, and Shadow.

LSWOAHL

All rhitg, etnh. Mduloy, lfBlluac, Fleebe, nda dawohS.

FALSTAFF

Mouldy and Bullcalf! For you, Mouldy, stay at home till you
are past service.And for your part, Bullcalf, grow till you
220 come unto it. I will none of you.

ATFALFSF

doulMy and allfuBcl. dyMolu, uyo ayts eomh ltli yueor too odl to fithg. ndA as rfo you, aBlfcllu, tiaw litl voyue acdeehr itfnighg eag. I otnd nwta hetier of oyu.
Exeunt MOULDY and BULLCALF
YLUODM and UACFBLLL etix.

SHALLOW

Sir John, Sir John, do not yourself wrong. They are your
likeliest men, and I would have you served with the best.

WOLSALH

rSi Jhno, Sir Jnho. noDt eamk a eiktmsa. eyhTer teh esbt men of hte nchub, dna I atwn uyo to ahve nlyo the steb.

FALSTAFF

Will you tell me, Master Shallow, how to choose a man?
Care I for the limb, the thews, the stature, bulk, and big
225 assemblance of a man? Give me the spirit, Master Shallow.
Heres Wart. You see what a ragged appearance it is. He shall

LFFSAAFT

sMeatr ohllSwa, era uyo igong to etll me ohw to cohoes a sioelrd? Do yuo nitkh I aecr ubtao a mnsa yodb,
charge you and discharge you with the motion of a
pewterers hammer, come off and on swifter than he that
gibbets on the brewers bucket. And this same half-faced
230 fellow, Shadow, give me this man. He presents no mark to
the enemy. The foeman may with as great aim level at the
edge of a penknife. And for a retreat, how swiftly will this
Feeble the womans tailor, run off! O, give me the spare
men, and spare me the great ones.Put me a caliver into
235 Warts hand, Bardolph.
sthgrnte, thiehg, klub, nda rvloale szie? eivG me sih iripts, rtaeMs olShwal! eakT a look at taWr. uYo ese owh erdgga he kosol? He cna aldo dan eirf tdassiayel stdeayil as a hmiitsstn meamhr. He cna eacdavn nad eorgurp arsffsteta athn a seebwrr ledyvrei lpai cna be lfreidel. nAd hsti nnkyis gyu, eghwoavdSi me siht amn. He eoffsr no teagrt to eht mneye. hTe meeny htimg as wlle rty nimiag at a fknise eegd. dnA as rfo aietrenrgt, belFee, eht nsmwao tolria, lliw rnu etfars athn ouy can aminegi. Oh, evig me het esrap emn and spare me the grtae sneo! pldraBho, gevi Wrta a smketu.

BARDOLPH

Hold, Wart. Traverse. Thas, thas, thas.

BAHPRLDO

Here oyu go, aWtr. enPrtse msar! ghtRi rehulods, arsm! eLtf lhurdsoe, msra!

FALSTAFF

Come, manage me your caliver: so, very well, go to, very
good, exceeding good. O, give me always a little, lean, old,
chopped, bald shot. Well said, i faith, Wart. Th art a good
240 scab. Hold, theres a tester for thee.

LFATSFAF

Cmeo on, adnleh oyru wepoan. Yes, dogo. Vyre odog. eyVr, rvey gdoo. Oh, gvei me a etlitl, snyink, dlo, diedr-out, bald milefanr yna ayd. Gdoo obj, ratW. rueYo a ogod basc of a yug. tiWa, erhse a

serett

rsetet = xnspeice

terste
rof uyo.

SHALLOW

He is not his crafts master. He doth not do it right. I
remember at Mile End Green, when I lay at Clements Inn
I was then Sir Dagonet in Arthurs showthere was a little
quiver fellow, and he would manage you his piece thus. And
245 he would about and about, and come you in, and come you
in. Rah, tah, tah, would he say. Bounce, would he say,
and away again would he go, and again would he come. I
shall neer see such a fellow.

HLWLASO

eHs no xeetrp. Hes ton godni it rtghi. I rmembeer up at ilMe-nEd rPka, when I was at tmeeslCn nIIn dleayp hte oflo in hte ayrhecr tegpnaa. hereT was a ielbnm eltilt yug, nad he ouwld aendlh shi epwnao ilke sthi, dan he wodlu rnu lal vreo hte lepac, nda dhe hrgcae and hegcra. taR-a-tat tta, edh sya. aBng! hed say. heTn hed run yawa, tenh cmoe back. I evnre asw yadobyn ekli mhi.

FALSTAFF

These fellows will do well, Master Shallow.God keep
250 you, Master Silence. I will not use many words with you.
Fare you well, gentlemen both. I thank you. I must a dozen
mile to-night.Bardolph, give the soldiers coats.

ASTFFFLA

Tseeh gsyu lwil be nife, teraMs laolShw. God essbl you, tseraM cleneSiI wnto ysa cumh to ouy. erllaewF, enmegnelt, dna anhtk yuo. I vaeh to camhr veletw esmil inhogtt. pdrBhlao, gvei eth dilosesr inumrofs.

SHALLOW

Sir John, the Lord bless you. God prosper your affairs. God
send us peace. At your return, visit our house. Let our old

SLOHLWA

doG essbl ouy, riS nJoh. aMy dGo igrnb uyo oodg kulc, nda irbgn us ecepa. henW yuo come ackb, ayp us
255 acquaintance be renewed. Peradventure I will with you to
the court.
a sivit. tseL nerwe rou lod rfisnipdeh. aeMby Ill eevn cmoe ihwt oyu to hte aylro tcruo!

FALSTAFF

Fore God, would you would, Master Shallow.

FAFLSTAF

I sware, I wshi uyo dwoul, eMsart Shllaow.

SHALLOW

Go to. I have spoke at a word. God keep you.

WLLSHOA

I teanm htaw I adsi. yaM oGd kepe oyu.

FALSTAFF

Fare you well, gentle gentlemen.

SAATLFFF

alrFlwee, egtenl egtelnmen.
Exeunt SHALLOW and SILENCE
SLWHLOA and SCLENEI itex.
260 On, Bardolph. Lead the men away.
chMra, lBrpahod. adeL teh nem ywaa.
Exeunt BARDOLPH and the recruits
DPOBARHL dna eth isetcurr texi.
As I return, I will fetch off these justices. I do see the bottom
of Justice Shallow. Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are
to this vice of lying. This same starved justice hath done
nothing but prate to me of the wildness of his youth and the
265 feats he hath done about Turnbull Street, and every third
word a lie, duer paid to the hearer than the Turks tribute. I
do remember him at Clements Inn, like a man made after
supper of a cheese paring. When he was naked, he was, for
all the world, like a forked radish with a head fantastically
270 carved upon it with a knife. He was so forlorn that his
dimensions to any thick sight were invincible. He was the
very genius of famine, yet lecherous as a monkey, and the
whores called him mandrake. He came ever in the
rearward of the fashion, and sung those tunes to the
275 overscutched huswives that he heard the carmen whistle,
and swore they were his fancies or his good-nights.
And now is this Vices dagger become a squire, and talks as
familiarly of John o Gaunt as if he had been sworn brother
to him, and Ill be sworn he neer saw him but once in the
enWh I cmoe ackb, lIl eoesxp teesh dgjsue ofr eth sufrad tath teyh rea. I acn ees ohgtruh hsit udgJe wloSahl. rLod, dLro; we lod mne urse wnok woh to llte slie! sihT drdie-up lod djegu sha endo ngotinh ubt go on nda on to me auotb ohw ldwi he wsa whne he asw as a uyoht, dan how mnay ststun he dlluep in hte deeys asprt of nwto. rveEy irdht ordw he sakeps is a eli, dna lhle tlle lsie cqkurie athn a uTrk wlli bcrmales to pya eht nluast. I beemrerm imh at eeCmtsnl nIn: he lekodo klie a nam meseono vecard rtfae dnnire tou of a pcsar of eeeshc. ehWn he wsa kdnae he dlkeoo elik a

ekdanmra toor

ehT uhTirks Saultn exdtcae ontloorsuyi srahh pmushsenitn on sheot who ladfie to ypa mhi on imte.

amdaenkr root
, wtih a lufiacnf head oesonem had rcaevd in twhi a fienk. He was so inyskn ttah he aws invbiilse to ayn man tiwh meritcfep vsinoi; he tyurl wsa eth iedmnomtbe of atsoinrtva. tBu he was as honry as a ynkoem: het rshewo caldel him maakrend, ueasbce darkeman smltieutsa eth xes rveid. He was lwyaas a lilett bit nbedhi hte estim. He wluod rhea eht gonwa esirvrd igsn tireh osgns, nda hent edh go to ihs onwr-tuo whrose nda isgn meth thwa hde rdhae, nniterdepg he had ttrnwei mhet elfismh. ndA nwo ihst ielv cistk hsa ecembo a enadrlwon, adn he lktas btauo John of Gtnua eilk he was his wno orrthbe. I swear, he lnyo saw ntaGu
280 tilt-yard, and then he burst his head for crowding among the
Marshals men. I saw it and told John o Gaunt he beat his
own name, for you might have thrust him and all his apparel
into an eel-skin; the case of a treble hautboy was a mansion
for him, a court. And now has he land and beefs. Well, Ill
285 be acquainted with him, if I return, and t shall go hard but
Ill make him a philosophers two stones to me. If the young
dace be a bait for the old pike, I see no reason in the law of
nature but I may snap at him. Let time shape, and there an
end.
eonc, nda taht swa in hte eaanr at eht unsjigot nemrnuttoa; nhoJ of uaGtn utc slolhSaw heda hwti sih srdwo. I saw it lla, adn I oltd hnJo of Gtuna htat he dha aneteb ish now nmea, enics Slaolwh was shuc a tguna nma kacb ehnt. Yuo dlcuo tif ihm dna lal ish celthso inot eth sikn an lee sdshe. An mtsnnuetri esac was as ughe as a noinams to ihm, as igb as a tmrooocur. oNw he ahs ndla nda kcesoitvl. lleW, Ill be shi frnied if I eocm bkca. He town ilke it, utb Ill trun him noit an enndiung csoeur of talweh orf sfmlye. If lmlas fhis acn be aitb rfo igb sihf, I ees no snorea hwy I natc snpa my jswa at oSalwhl. meiT illw ellt, and htast lal I veah to ysa obtua that.
Exit
He xtise.

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