Henry IV Part 2

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 3 Scene 2

page Act 3 Scene 2 Page 9

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SHALLOW

165Here 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.

SHALLOW

We’ve got two more here than you need. You can have four, sir. Now, come inside and eat lunch with 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.

FALSTAFF

I’ll have a drink with you, but I can’t stay to eat. But I’m truly glad to see you, Master Shallow.

SHALLOW

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

SHALLOW

Oh, Sir John, do you remember the time we spent all night in the windmill in St. George’s field?

FALSTAFF

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

FALSTAFF

Don’t go there, Master Shallow. Don’t go there.

SHALLOW

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

SHALLOW

Ha! That was a fun night. Is Jane Nightwork still alive?

FALSTAFF

She lives, Master Shallow.

FALSTAFF

She’s alive, Master Shallow.

SHALLOW

She never could away with me.

SHALLOW

She never could stand me.

FALSTAFF

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

FALSTAFF

Never, never. She always said she couldn’t stand Master Shallow.

SHALLOW

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

SHALLOW

Truly, I could anger her to the core. She was a good-looking wench then. Does she still look good?

FALSTAFF

Old, old, Master Shallow.

FALSTAFF

Old, old, Master Shallow.

SHALLOW

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

SHALLOW

Well, she must be old. She’s got no choice but to be old. Of course she’s old. She gave birth to Robin Nightwork, the son of old man Nightwork, before I even got to Clement’s Inn.

SILENCE

That’s fifty-five year ago.

SILENCE

That’s fifty-five years ago.

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