Henry IV Part 2

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 4 Scene 2
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like gilt twopences to me, and I in the clear sky of fame o'ershine you as much as the full moon doth the cinders of the element (which show like pins' heads to her), believe not the word of the noble. Therefore let me have right, and let desert mount.
don’t make you look like counterfeits next to me, and if my fame doesn’t outshine yours like the full moon outshines the stars (which look like pin pricks in the sky next to the moon)—well then, you can call me a liar. Now give me what I deserve, and let my merits mount on top of each other, in a great pile.

LANCASTER

40Thine’s too heavy to mount.

LANCASTER

Your pile would be too heavy for me to bear.

FALSTAFF

Let it shine, then.

FALSTAFF

Let my merits shine, then.

LANCASTER

Thine’s too thick to shine.

LANCASTER

You’re too dense to shine.

FALSTAFF

Let it do something, my good lord, that may do me good, and
call it what you will.

FALSTAFF

Then let it do something that will do me good, whatever you want to call it.

LANCASTER

45Is thy name Colevile?

LANCASTER

Is your name Coleville?

COLEVILE

   It is, my lord.

COLEVILLE

It is, sir.

LANCASTER

A famous rebel art thou, Colevile.

LANCASTER

You’re a famous rebel, Coleville.

FALSTAFF

And a famous true subject took him.

FALSTAFF

And a famous and loyal subject captured him.

COLEVILE

I am, my lord, but as my betters are
That led me hither. Had they been ruled by me,
50You should have won them dearer than you have.

COLEVILLE

I’m now in the same situation as my superiors, who led me here. But if I had been in charge, your victory would have cost you more than it has.

FALSTAFF

I know not how they sold themselves, but thou, like a kind fellow, gavest thyself away gratis, and I thank thee for thee.

FALSTAFF

I don’t know how much your superiors cost us, but you, like a generous man, gave yourself away for free, and I thank you for it.
Enter WESTMORELAND
WESTMORELAND enters.

LANCASTER

Now, have you left pursuit?

LANCASTER

Have you called off the troops?

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