Henry IV Part 2

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 2

page Act 3 Scene 2 Page 6

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MOULDY

Spent?

MOLDY

Put to use?

SHALLOW

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

SHALLOW

Quiet, man, quiet. Step aside. Don’t you know where you are? Now the next, Sir John. Let’s see. Simon Shadow!

FALSTAFF

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

FALSTAFF

Now you’re talking. I’d like to sit under him. He’ll be a cool soldier.

SHALLOW

Where’s Shadow?

SHALLOW

Where’s Shadow?

SHADOW

Here, sir.

SHADOW

Here, sir.

FALSTAFF

Shadow, whose son art thou?

FALSTAFF

Shadow, whose son are you?

SHADOW

My mother’s son, sir.

SHADOW

My mother’s son, sir.

FALSTAFF

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

FALSTAFF

Your mother’s son? Probably, and you got your father’s name. The woman’s son is a portrait of the father; yes, that’s usually the case, though the son is little more than a dim copy, without any of the father’s true substance.

SHALLOW

Do you like him, Sir John?

SHALLOW

Do you like him, Sir John?

FALSTAFF

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

FALSTAFF

Shadow

shadows = fake names of nonexistent people

Shadow
will be useful in the summer. Prick him, too. We’ll need him, for there are a lot of shadows filling up this roster.

SHALLOW

Thomas Wart!

SHALLOW

Thomas Wart!

FALSTAFF

Where’s he?

FALSTAFF

Where’s he?

WART

Here, sir.

WART

Here, sir.

FALSTAFF

Is thy name Wart?

FALSTAFF

Is your name Wart?

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