Henry IV Part 2

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 2

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“Accommodated.” It comes of accommodo. Very good, a good phrase.
of phrase deserve to be praised. “Accommodated!” It comes from the Latin, “accommodo.” Very good. That’s a good turn of phrase.

BARDOLPH

65Pardon, sir; I have heard the word—“phrase” 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
70a man is being whereby he may be thought to be
accommodated, which is an excellent thing.

BARDOLPH

Excuse me, sir. I’ve heard the word. You call it a turn of phrase? I don’t know anything about phrases, but I’ll fight for the word. It’s a good, soldier-like word; a word with many uses, to be sure. “Accommodated.” You can say that a man is accommodated when he has been furnished with supplies. And you can also say that a man is being accommodated when he’s, you know,

being accommodated

Bardolph here gives “being accommodated” a sexual connotation.

being accommodated
. Which is an excellent thing.
Enter FALSTAFF
FALSTAFF enters.

SHALLOW

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

SHALLOW

It certainly is. Look, here comes good Sir John. Let me shake your hand; let me shake your hand, sir. I swear, you look good, like you haven’t aged a day. Welcome, good Sir John.

FALSTAFF

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

FALSTAFF

I’m glad to see you’re well, Master Robert Shallow. And this is Master Surecard, isn’t it?

SHALLOW

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

SHALLOW

No, Sir John. It’s my cousin Silence. Like me, he’s also a justice of the peace.

FALSTAFF

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

FALSTAFF

Master Silence. Your name suits a justice of “the peace.”

SILENCE

Your good Worship is welcome.

SILENCE

Welcome, sir.

FALSTAFF

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

FALSTAFF

Damn! It’s hot out, gentlemen. Have you found half a dozen able-bodied men for me?

SHALLOW

Marry, have we, sir. Will you sit?

SHALLOW

Yes sir, we have. Won’t you sit?

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