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Henry IV Part 2

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 1 Scene 2
No Fear Act 1 Scene 2 Page 10

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A pox of this gout! Or, a gout of this pox, for the one or the
other plays the rogue with my great toe. 'Tis no matter if I
do halt. I have the wars for my color, and my pension shall
seem the more reasonable. A good wit will make use of
215anything. I will turn diseases to commodity.
Damn this gout! Or damn this syphilis! One of them is really messing up my big toe. Oh well, it doesn’t matter if I limp. I can blame it on the war, and that will help justify my disability payments. A sharp brain can turn any problem to its advantage. I’ll turn my diseases into cash.
He exits.

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