Henry IV Part 2

by: William Shakespeare

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PRINCE HENRY

130What pagan may that be?

PRINCE HENRY

What heathen is that?

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A proper gentlewoman, sir, and a kinswoman of my
master’s.

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A proper lady, sir, and my master’s relative.

PRINCE HENRY

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

PRINCE HENRY

Exactly the kind of relative as the country cows are to the town bull. Ned, should we spy on them as they eat supper?

POINS

135I am your shadow, my lord. I’ll follow you.

POINS

I’m after you like a shadow, my lord: I’ll follow you.

PRINCE HENRY

Sirrah—you, boy—and Bardolph, no word to your master
that I am yet come to town. (gives them money) There’s for
your silence.

PRINCE HENRY

Sirrah, you boy, and you, Bardolph—don’t tell your master that I’m back in town. (gives them money) This is for your silence.

BARDOLPH

I have no tongue, sir.

BARDOLPH

I have no tongue to speak with, sir.

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

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As for my tongue, I’ll manage it.

PRINCE HENRY

Fare you well. Go.

PRINCE HENRY

Farewell to you both; go now.